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Good God, he's green! A history of Tasmanian politics 1989 to 1996, Armstrong, Lance
1 Armstrong, Lance Good God, he's green! A history of Tasmanian politics 1989 to 1996
Australia Pacific Law Press 1997 1875192085 / 9781875192083 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
159 pages including b/w illustrations. This is Lance Armstrong's fifth book. Three of the previous four books were on justice and peace issues which, he says, are an integral part of the Green agenda. Following many years of political activism through the Green movement, Lance Armstrong was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in May 1989. Soon after his election, he became one of the five Green Members of Parliament to sign the historic Accord agreement with the Tasmanian Labour Party. He was re-elected in 1992, but lost his parliamentary seat in 1996 by the narrowest of margins. Indeed, the recount that was granted to him set a historical precedent - being the only recount that has been granted in the history of the Hare-Clarke proportional voting system, dating back to 1909. Lance Armstrong is also an ordained minister of the Uniting Church of Australia, having been ordained in 1974. He says that it is his theological understanding of the Christian Faith, his faith convictions, that has led him to identify so strongly with the Green movement. Since October 1996, he has been working again as a parish minister at St. David's Uniting Church, in Albury NSW. He has kept up his active interest in Green politics and is now also the Convenor of the Albury-Wodonga Environment Centre. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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Health and environmental lead in Australia, Australian Academy of Science
2 Australian Academy of Science Health and environmental lead in Australia
Australia Australian Academy of Science 1981 0858470950 / 9780858470958 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
xvi + 143 pages. Research into lead and the Australian health environment brought some unexpected answers: Some evidence suggested lead is added in some way to food and beverages during processing, some children ingest lead from dust or dirt, from lead paint on old houses, lead toys or dust on clothes of family members who work in the lead industry - Australia IS one ‘of the world's largest producers of lead. There is, however, no clear-cut level of lead concentration in blood above which adverse effects are observed. While the researchers said their findings on humans did not give rise to grave concern, their conclusion was that certain limited populations are at risk and require identification. Lead from motor exhausts does not produce signs and symptoms of clinical lead poisoning. But, reports from overseas and Australia suggest adverse effects from this may be less obvious, especially on the mental and behavioural developments of children. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Our Urban Future: New Paradigms for Equity and Sustainability, Badshah, Akhtar A.
3 Badshah, Akhtar A. Our Urban Future: New Paradigms for Equity and Sustainability
United Kingdom Zed Books 1996 1856494063 / 9781856494069 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
220 indexed pages. By the year 2005 half the world's population will be living in cities. Already, half the poor are urban dwellers. Confronted with the sheer scale of the problem, urban policy in the South has undergone a succession of sharp changes of approach over the years. More recently, as the exciting examples in this book vividly show, there are renewed grounds for optimism that a new approach, with an emphasis on a partnership between the people, NGOs, private investors and local authorities, can have a more effective impact in tackling the multiple dimensions of the urban crisis facing the poor. The purpose of this book is to seek out innovative, but not necessarily well-known, approaches that have actually worked on a rather large scale in a variety of big city contexts in India, Pakistan, Egypt, Indonesia and elsewhere. Dr Badshah's aim is to identify effective urban practices that are socially equitable, ecologically sustainable, economically viable and - equally important - culturally transferrable into other contexts. This up-to-date presentation of some of the most fruitful current approaches to tackling urban problems, with its wealth of original case study detail collected in situ, makes it a book of considerable value to all those - planners, researchers, teachers, policy makers - involved in seeking to create a better urban future. Ex-library markings/attachments or remnants of. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Australian Freshwater Ecology: Processes and Management, Boulton, Andrew J.; Brock, Margaret A.
4 Boulton, Andrew J.; Brock, Margaret A. Australian Freshwater Ecology: Processes and Management
Australia Gleneagles 1999 1875553053 / 9781875553051 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 8vo 
300 indexed pages. As pressures on Australia’s inland waters intensify from population growth, expanding resource development and climate change, there is an urgent need to manage and protect these special areas. Understanding their ecology underpins their wise management and conservation. Australian Freshwater Ecology vividly describes the physical, chemical and biological features of wetlands, lakes, streams, rivers and groundwaters in Australia. It presents the principles of aquatic ecology linked to practical management and conservation, and explains the causes, mechanisms, effects and management of serious environmental problems such as altered water regimes, eutrophication, salinization, acidification and sedimentation of inland waters. Key features: contributions from a diverse, highly qualified team of aquatic ecologists whose expertise; spans the ecology and management of standing and running waters in Australia; sections covering groundwaters, biodiversity, temporary and tropical waters, climate; change, invasive species and freshwater conservation; numerous Australian case-studies and guest ‘text-boxes’ showing management in practice; concise descriptions of ecological processes and conceptual models illustrated with; original, high- quality diagrams and photographs. Readable and logically structured, this text supports undergraduate and postgraduate courses in aquatic ecology and management. It is a valuable reference for consultants, restoration ecologists, water resource managers, science teachers, and other professionals with an interest in the ecology of surface and groundwaters. 
Price: 39.00 AUD
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Water Politics in the Murray-Darling Basin (Land and Water Australia Environmental Solutions), Connell, Daniel
5 Connell, Daniel Water Politics in the Murray-Darling Basin (Land and Water Australia Environmental Solutions)
Australia Federation Press 2007 1862876339 / 9781862876330 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
241 indexed pages including bibliography. In 2007, John Howard, announced a $10 billion plan to reform rural water management. Most of the effort will focus in the Murray-Darling Basin. In this book Daniel Connell explains why there is a crisis in the Murray-Darling. He highlights the disastrous consequences of a century of fitful, reluctant 'co-operation' between the six governments responsible for the region. Connell argues that a new institutional system is essential --but a Commonwealth takeover is not the best answer. Instead, the Commonwealth government should use its constitutional and financial power to force the States to adopt national policies --and stick to them, whatever the local politics. The States would continue to play a substantial role but the controls would be tighter, the framework more comprehensive. He also shows how the National Water Initiative, the great blueprint for water reform, has stalled with many of its most important recommendations ignored. So far the public debate about the future of the Murray-Darling Basin has concentrated on new technical projects and increased water trading. Connell argues that, unless institutional change is given priority, hundreds of millions of dollars of annual investment will be frittered away. Contents: Prologue - The danger of boredom; Conversations with Goyder's ghost (A context for talking about water); Beyond sober thought (Governments take control 1880s - 1920s); Excluding lawyers from paradise (Establishing a public policy framework 1900s - 1980s); Alignment of the planets (Another attempt at basin-wide management); Talking sustainability dreaming production (Contradictions within contemporary water management); The chariot wheels of the Commonwealth (Responsibility for reform - what should be done?); Epilogue - Pragmatism, a philosophy of despair. There is a name in the inside front cover. 
Price: 26.00 AUD
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Clean cars now! Michelin Challenge Bibendum - Latest Version, Darmon, Olivier (Researcher/Writer)
6 Darmon, Olivier (Researcher/Writer) Clean cars now! Michelin Challenge Bibendum - Latest Version
France Hoëbeke 2002 2842301617 / 9782842301613 Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
154 pages translated from French by Ken Kincaid. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Blue Skies, Green Days, De Muth, Jillian
7 De Muth, Jillian Blue Skies, Green Days
Australia Allen & Unwin 1992 1863732853 / 9781863732857 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good Large 8vo Kim Gamble 
48 pages. This is Skye’s story about her holiday in the bush, told day-by-day like a diary. lt’s full of things she found, and details of the animals and plants she saw, so it’s like a scrapbook. It also shows how to make environmentally-friendly arts and crafts, as she did, so it’s an unusual kind of activity book, too. Blue Skies, Green Days brings together the natural world and the creative arts in a fresh and appealing way. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Jesus and the Cosmos, Edwards, Denis
8 Edwards, Denis Jesus and the Cosmos
Australia St Paul Pub 1991 0949080705 / 9780949080707 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
140 pages. This interpretation the present ecological crisis through theological reflection deals with the cosmos in philosophical and material terms. The author is a consultant for the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The True Power of Water: Healing and Discovering Ourselves, Emoto, Masaru
9 Emoto, Masaru The True Power of Water: Healing and Discovering Ourselves
U.S.A. Beyond Words Pub 2005 1582701288 / 9781582701288 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
179 pages including illustrations about the unique properties of water and its ability to improve your health and your life. You will see the effect each of us has on water -- not only the water we drink but also the water that makes up 70 percent of the human body and, most importantly, what happens to that water as we interact with each other. 2005 marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Water. It is our individual responsibility to learn all we can about water, the most precious resource on our planet, and to help shift the consciousness through our thoughts, through our words and prayers, and through our commitment to respect each other with love and gratitude. May our understanding of water help bring peace to all humankind. Inscription in first page. 
Price: 11.00 AUD
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The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change, Garnaut, Ross
10 Garnaut, Ross The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change
Australia Cambridge University Press 2011 1107691680 / 9781107691681 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
222 indexed pages. Includes bibliographical references. In this update to the 2008 Garnaut Climate Change Review, Ross Garnaut re-examines the case for action in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and recent developments by major countries to reduce emissions and prepare for a low-carbon future. He guides the reader through the climate change debate, and explains why Australia's contribution is vital to the national interest and matters to the global effort. He outlines a set of policies through which Australia can contribute its fair share without damaging Australian prosperity. The Garnaut Review 2011: Australia in the Global Response to Climate Change extends the analysis to contemporary economic, political and environmental conditions in a way that is clear and easy to understand. It is an essential resource for all who care about the future of our economy and environment. Contents: Part I - The Global Shift: 1. Beyond reasonable doubt; 2. Carbon after the Crash; 3. What's a fair share?; 4. Pledging the future. Part II. - Australia's Path: 5. Correcting the great failure; 6. Better climate, better tax; 7. The best of times; 8. Adapting efficiently. Part III. Transformations: 9. Innovation nation; 10. Transforming land; 11. Electricity transformation; 12. Choosing the future. Over 0.5kg. Extra postage charges may apply. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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In search of Sustainability, Goldie, Jenny; et al (editors)
11 Goldie, Jenny; et al (editors) In search of Sustainability
Australia CSIRO Pub 2005 0643090622 / 9780643090620 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
181 pages. What must we do to achieve a sustainable society? There is no one answer. The first steps towards sustainability cover a whole spectrum of economic, social and environmental issues. In this volume Australian leaders from a wide range of fields discuss the key issues we must address if we are to move towards a more just and sustainable future. They identify the major concerns and challenges for achieving sustainability in the areas of: human health; water resources; land use and natural ecosystems; energy; equity and peace; economic systems; climate change; labour forces and work; urban design and transport; population. Achieving sustainability will require major changes in our current approaches. The thought-provoking chapters in this book provide a solid introduction to the issues in the search for a genuine path to sustainability. 
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Running from the Storm: The Development of Climate Change Policy in Australia, Hamilton, Clive
12 Hamilton, Clive Running from the Storm: The Development of Climate Change Policy in Australia
Australia Univ of New South Wales 2001 0868406120 / 9780868406121 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
178 indexed pages. Climate change on a global scale has been described as 'the mother of all environmental issues', with many scientists warning of the dire consequences already facing us, even if remedial action is undertaken immediately. It is almost certainly the largest, most difficult environmental challenge the world now faces. And it has also provided the Australian federal government with one of its most awkward political issues - with the nation being transformed in the eyes of many from a world environmental leader into an international pariah. Running from the Storm is a timely book from one of Australia's most prominent commentator on the issue. It provides a lively, comprehensive and provocative account of the key issues that affect climate change policy in Australia. It details the many policy failures, the murky politics of climate change, the corruption of the policy process, the influence of the fossil-fuel industries on our politicians and policy makers, and the ethical issues that underpin the public debate. All of these are discussed in the context of the momentous international developments before and after the landmark Kyoto Protocol in December 1997. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Grow Your Own Wildlife: How to Improve Your Local Environment, Johnston, Peter; Don, Alan
13 Johnston, Peter; Don, Alan Grow Your Own Wildlife: How to Improve Your Local Environment
Australia Greening Australia 1990 1875345035 / 9781875345038 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
141 pages Includes b/w illustrations, bibliographies and index. Many people have gained much interest and enjoyment from the unique native wildlife of Australia and New Zealand and have grown trees, shrubs and other plants to attract birds and other native animals. The apthors have summarised a Wealth of real-life experience to produce a book which combines practical ‘how to’ information with lots of ideas to catch the imagination, The authors are Wildlife managers with many years experience. Although based ?rmly in science, the book is written in an easy style with plenty of drawings and photographs. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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14 Kahn, Herman; Brown, William; Martel, Leon The Next 200 Years
U. K. Abacus 1978 0349120714 / 9780349120713 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
241 indexed pages. 200 years ago almost everywhere human beings were comparatively few, poor and at the mercy of the forces of nature, and 200 years from now, we expect, almost everywhere they will be numerous rich, and in control of the forces of nature. Eminent strategist and futurologist Herman Kahn dismisses the dire warnings of the doom-watchers and comes up with this optimistic scenario. From studies undertaken at the Hudson Institute (whose famous Hudson Report became an international bestseller), he and his colleagues present important facts, assumptions, analyses and conclusions in each of the major current problem areas: population - energy - mineral resources - food - environment In so doing, they evolve an affirmative strategy for both the near and long- term future. 
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The Oxford Book of Nature Writing, Mabey, Richard
15 Mabey, Richard The Oxford Book of Nature Writing
U. K. Oxford Univ Pr 1997 0192825194 / 9780192825193 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
260 indexed pages. An excellent sampling of a literature which has always had a wide appeal. Starting with Aesop and Aristotle and ending with a piece written just a decade ago by Primo Levi, there is something here for everyone.In this superb anthology, with its rich variety of sources from Europe and America, Richard Mabey charts the development of nature writing from the fabulous imaginings of the medieval bestiaries to the scientific accuracy and philosophical concerns of present day naturalists. It is both an inspirational and essential read, illustrating the diversity and beauty that has existed around us since ancient times. This book is intended for anyone interested in natural history, in nature writing, animals and plants, ecologists, conservationists and present-day naturalists. Extracts by writers as varied as the naturalist Gilbert White, poets and novelists such as Coleridge and Orwell, and scientists from Linnaeus to Lewis Thomas, illustrate the diversity and beauty which exists, and which must he encouraged to thrive, in the natural world. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Ethics for a Small Planet: New Horizons on Population, Consumption, and Ecology, Maguire, Daniel C.;Rasmussen, Larry L.
16 Maguire, Daniel C.;Rasmussen, Larry L. Ethics for a Small Planet: New Horizons on Population, Consumption, and Ecology
U.S.A. State Univ of New York Pr 1998 0791436454 / 9780791436455 Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
151 indexed pages. Complementary studies by two major social ethicists on these issues. Daniel C. Maguire indicts our male-dominated religions for the problems they have caused for our ecology and reproductive ethics. He raises the controversial questions of whether the very concept of God is a problem and whether Christianity's notions of afterlife and a divinized male have done more harm than good. Larry L. Rasmussen also recognizes that the problems of our planet are largely male-made and rich-dominated. He writes that Europeans packaged a form of earth-unfriendly capitalism and shipped it all over the world with missionary zeal. He ably scans the long history that led to the current manic rush to push the earth beyond its limits, and goes on to suggest moral norms and policy guidelines for sustainable communities and genuinely shared power. Both authors argue that there are positive and renewable moral energies in the world's religions and that unless religion, understood as a response to the sanctity of life, animates our ethical debates, the prospects for the world are grim. The sense of the sacred is presented here as the nucleus of the good and the only force that can bring about the lifestyle changes and power reallocations that are necessary to prevent terracide. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Copperhead Creek, Mason, Colin
17 Mason, Colin Copperhead Creek
Australia Sun 1987 0725105410 / 9780725105419 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
176 pages. With the struggle between modern forces of good and evil in the background, a child is caught up in a power struggle between multi-national mining interests, media groups and the Australian environmental lobby groups. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Why Should I Bother about the Planet?, Meredith, Sue
18 Meredith, Sue Why Should I Bother about the Planet?
United Kingdom Usborne Pub 2008 0746089171 / 9780746089170 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
48 indexed pages. Offers children information on key subjects such as climate change, recycling, energy sources and the small differences we can make to save our planet. It is vibrantly illustrated by Adam Larkum. It is written in conjunction with climate change experts. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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The Great Forest, O'Connor, Mark
19 O'Connor, Mark The Great Forest
Australia Hale & Iremonger 1989 1871269105 / 9781871269109 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Cliff Frith & Dawn Frith 
96 pages including colour illustrations matched with poems celebrating environmental features. The author is an Australian poet, literary scholar and environmentalist. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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Tree: A Life Story, Suzuki, David; Grady, Wayne
20 Suzuki, David; Grady, Wayne Tree: A Life Story
Australia Allen & Unwin 2005 1741145171 / 9781741145175 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Robert Bateman 
190 indexed pages. Tells the life story of a single tree a majestic Douglas-fir on the Pacific coast of North America. The story begins with the release of a cloud of millions of microscopic grains of pollen that coat thousands of pine cones on neighbouring trees. One pollen grain fertilizes an egg cell to create a seed and that seed develops into the tree. We follow the tree's progress as it grows and discover what role the tree plays in the forest throughout its life - from its use a home to a succession of creatures to the crucial role it plays in the water cycle, from breaking rock down into soil to removing carbon dioxide from the air and producing oxygen. Even after it dies, the tree plays a crucial role in the forest with moss, ferns, and other plants using the tree as a nurse log, and its decaying wood providing nutrients for insects and fungi. This book looks at the community of organisms that share the tree's ecosystem and at the events going on in the larger world during the tree's lifetime. This book also pays tribute to a ubiquitous organism that is too often taken for granted but without which life would be impossible. Inscription in the inside front cover. 
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