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You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Fire!

By: Alex Woolf

Price: $15.95

Publisher: UK, Salariya Book Company: 2015

Seller ID: 003185


Imagine a world without fire. There would be no cooked food, no artificial light and no way of keeping warm in a cool climate. Fire can be dangerous, but over thousands of years we have learned to tame it. We use it to make pottery, glass and metals. It enabled us to invent the steam engine, the internal combustion engine and the rocket. Where would we be without it? View more info

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A Short History of Nearly Everything [used book]

By: Bill Bryson

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Black Swan: 2004

Seller ID: 000763


Bill Bryson describes himself as a reluctant traveller: but even when he stays safely in his own study at home, he can't contain his curiosity about the world around him. A Short History of Nearly Everything is his quest to find out everything that has happened from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization - how we got from there, being nothing at all, to here, being us. Bill Bryson's challenge is to take subjects that normally bore the pants off most of us, like geology... View more info

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Solar That Really Works! 4th Edition Cabins, Caravans, Campervans, Motor Homes

By: Collyn Rivers

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Australia, Caravan and Motorhome Books: 2016

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: A1513


Solar That Really Works fills a previously all but unexplored need. In one tightly written book, Collyn covers all that is needed to design and install solar electrical systems in anything from a tiny caravan or campervan to a large fishing camp. It includes the specialised needs of big converted coaches and the increasingly accepted fifth-wheeler caravans. Solar That Really Works covers just what can and cannot realistically be run from a typical solar installation. ... View more info

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Two Percent Solutions for the Planet: 50 Low-Cost, Low-Tech, Nature-Based Practices for Combatting Hunger, Drought, and Climate Change

By: Courtney White

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003664


Two Percent Solutions for the Planet profiles fifty innovative practices that soak up carbon dioxide in soils, reduce energy use, sustainably intensify food production, and increase water quality. The two percent refers to: the amount of new carbon in the soil needed to reap a wide variety of ecological and economic benefits; the percentage of the nation s population who are farmers and ranchers; and the low financial cost (in terms of GDP) needed to get this work done. ... View more info

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The Sacred Balance: Rediscovering Our Place in Nature [used book]

By: David Suzuki and Amanda McConnell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1997

Seller ID: 001546


This text is environmentalist David Suzuki's "bottom line" for a sustainable future. It begins by exploring the inventiveness that has enabled humans to adapt so successfully to life on Earth. This has led to explosive changes in population, phenomenal scientific and technological power, greatly increased consumption of resources, a massive movement to the cities and the new global economics. As we prepare for the arrival of the next millennium, the need to find a truly ... View more info

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Brain Food: No Artificial Facts or Flavours

By: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2012

Seller ID: 001785


National Living Treasure Dr Karl places everyday science under the microscope; gives an insight into your insides; considers the elements of life; talks popcorn and pop stars, missing microbes and teaspoons; and ponders the paradoxical panda all in the name of edifying entertainment.Featuring 16 squared pages crammed full of glorious words and pictures, Brain Food will make you laugh, make you think AND best of all, make youse smarterer! About the Author: Dr Karl Kru... View more info

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Wild Plants of Greater Brisbane Revised Edition: A Queensland Museum Wild Guide *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Edited by Michelle Ryan

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum: 2010

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 003421


Brisbane and the surrounding region is one of the greenest urban environments in the world. In this book you'll find more than 500 species of our most familiar wild plants, and a few that are less well known, featured in over 1100 colour photographs; along with brief, easy-to-read, descriptions of the plants and their habitats. Photographic details of the whole plant, the flower fruit and seed enable individual plants to be easily identified. An added bonus is the wild... View more info

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Handbook of the Physicochermical Properties of the Elements [used book][rare]

By: Editied by G. V. Samsonov

Price: $100.00

Publisher: UK, Oldbourne: 1968

Seller ID: 004033


This handbook contains concise information on the basic physical properties of the elements and on their chemical characteristics. In general, the data selected for inclusion in the handbook are those which either agree well with calculated data (in those cases where calculations could be carried out) or satisfy various correlations, particularly those based on concepts of the distribution of valence electrons of isolated atoms in the formation of a condensed state, as e... View more info

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Popular Mechanics Robots: A New Age of Bionics, Drones and Artificial Intelligence

By: Editors by Daniel H. Wilson

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Hearst Communications: 2015

Seller ID: 003659


Thanks to film and literature, the idea of robots and artificial intelligence has long intrigued us. The fascination continues with Popular Mechanics Robots, which gathers the very best of the magazine's fantastic robotic coverage and examines the way we live with these machines today - and how we will continue to exist with other advanced technologies in the future. Readers can now discover all varieties of robot, including ones that recognize our faces, gestures, and e... View more info

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A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

By: Emma Short and Alex George

Price: $82.95

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003041


Latin is one of two acceptable languages for describing new plants, and taxonomists must be able to translate earlier texts in Latin. Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. All relevant parts of speech are discussed, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. Guidelines for forming specifi... View more info

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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens

By: Eric Grissell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press: 2010

Seller ID: 001531


Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their bi... View more info

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Heaven and Earth: Global Warming, The Missing Science

By: Ian Plimer

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Connor Court Publishing: 2009

Seller ID: 004303


The Earth is an evolving dynamic system. Current changes in climate, sea level and ice are within variability. Atmospheric CO2 is the lowest for 500 million years. Climate has always been driven by the Sun, the Earth's orbit and plate tectonics and the oceans, atmosphere and life respond. Humans have made their mark on the planet, thrived in warm times and struggled in cool times. The hypothesis that humans can actually change climate is unsupported by evidence from geol... View more info

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Make Science Fun: Inspirational science projects from the simple to the sensational

By: Jacob Strickling

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2016

Seller ID: A1341


Jacob’s fun, wacky and crazy projects will keep kids totally entertained & they’re also educational – All projects do require parental supervision. With all the technology, games and apps available, it’s easy to overlook science books as a fantastic educational and entertaining tool.Kids will learn scientific concepts and ideas through fun, memorable experiments and activities that can easily be performed at home using common household items and engaging content.... View more info

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Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names

By: James A. Jobling

Price: $99.95

Publisher: UK, Christopher Helm: 2009

Seller ID: A1012


Many scientific bird names describe a bird's habits, habitat, distribution or plumage, while other birds are named after their discoverers or in honour of prominent ornithologists. This extraordinary work of reference lists the genus and species name for almost every species of bird in the world as well as information about its meaning and derivation. In the case of eponyms brief biographical details are provided for each of the personalities commemorated in the scientif... View more info

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Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind

By: Joe Dispenza

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Health Communications: 2009

Seller ID: 002859


Why do we keep getting the same jobs, taking on the same relationships, and finding ourselves in the same emotional traps? Dr. Joe Dispenza not only teaches why people tend to repeat the same negative behaviours, he shows how readers can release themselves from these patterns of disappointment. With the dynamic combination of science and accessible how?to, Dispenza teaches how to use the most important tool in ones body and life?the brain. Featured in the underground s... View more info

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Astronomy 2017 Australia: Your Guide to the Night Sky

By: Ken Wallace and Glenn Dawes and Peter Northfield

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Australia, Quasar Publishing: 2016

Seller ID: A1129


This annual gem (produced each year since 1991) continues to take the Australian stargazer on a wondrous journey of the night sky. This critically acclaimed work, produced by three well known experts in the field, takes a unique approach to explaining and identifying the Sun, Moon, planets and constellations; it is simply the best publication of its type in the world. View more info

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Astronomy 2018 Australia: Your Guide to the Night Sky

By: Ken Wallace and Glenn Dawes and Peter Northfield

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Quasar Publishing: 2017

Seller ID: A1373


This annual gem (produced each year since 1991) continues to take the Australian stargazer on a wondrous journey of the night sky. This critically acclaimed work, produced by three well known experts in the field, takes a unique approach to explaining and identifying the Sun, Moon, planets and constellations; it is simply the best publication of its type in the world. About the Author: Quasar Publishing consists of the three authors of the yearbooks: Glenn Dawe... View more info

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The Water-Wise Home: How to conserve and reuse Water in your home and landscape

By: Laura Allen

Price: $34.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 001929


Are you looking for ways to save water -- or money? This accessible guide by Laura Allen, founder of Greywater Action, explains how to use water smartly and efficiently, increasing supply, saving money, reducing wear on your septic system, and filling your home and garden needs. She describes proven conservation techniques, explains how to create a water-wise landscape, and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions for setting up a waterless composting toilet as w... View more info

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The Bird Man of Brisbane: Silvester Diggles and His Ornithol

By: Louis J. Pigott

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2010

Seller ID: 003970


When Silvester Diggles arrived in 1855 there was little artistic or scientific talent in the small frontier town of Brisbane. By the time of his death in 1880, his paramount legacy was a large book on Australian birds, profusely illustrated with hand-coloured lithographs. Acting as his own publisher from 1865 onwards, Diggles produced the first substantial zoological work to commence publication in Australia. The compilation and content of this rare work of art and natur... View more info

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How to Write What You Want to Say in Science: A Guide for those who know what they want to say but can't find the words

By: Malcolm Carter and Lyn Carter and Patricia Hipwell

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2016

Seller ID: 003949


How to write what you want to say...in science is a guide for those who know what they want to say but can't find the words. It provides a unique tool for improving scientific writing. It suits inexperienced scientific writers from the middle years of schoolingto tertiary level. View more info