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            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment
             

            Ten Commitments Revisited: Securing Australia's Future Environment (Paperback)

            Edited by Morton, Steve; Lindenmayer, David; Dovers, Stephen

            • RRP: $49.99
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            A 'must read' follow-up to the highly successful Ten Commitments book.

            ISBN 9781486301676
            Published AU 1 Sep 2014
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies

            The Rare Metals War: The dark side of clean energy and digital technologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Pitron, Guillaume

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            The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do? The green-tech revolution has been lauded as the silver bullet to a new world. One that is at la...st free of oil, pollution, shortages, and cross-border tensions. Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, this book cuts across conventional green thinking to probe the hidden, dark side of green technology. By breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence - on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium. They are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, solar panels, our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other everyday connected objects. China has captured the lion's share of the rare metals industry, but consumers know very little about how they are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs. The Rare Metals War is a vital expose of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order. It uncovers the reality of our lavish and ambitious environmental quest that involves risks as formidable as those it seeks to resolve. ' T he journalist and filmmaker warns against the optimistic belief that technology is the solution ... At a time when many claim to be citizens of the world or retreat into naive or hypocritical protectionism, Pitron's book is an attempt to open people's eyes to the consequences of their societal choices and lifestyles.' -Green European Journal 'French Writer and analyst Guillaume Pitron warns about growing reliance on rare-earth metal - which are necessary to build high-tech products ... He shines a light on the untold story of the energy and digital transitions.' -European Scientist
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            ISBN 9781925849325
            Published AU 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Watershed
             

            Watershed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Abbott, Jane

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            "When the only currency of value is water, the world is a cruel and parched home. We knew it was coming but just didn't get prepared enough and now extreme weather is the norm. Parts of the earth are subjected to continuous torrential rain, others have become so parched spontaneo...us fires have razed the earth. Extreme weather creates extreme behaviour and a need for new rulers and ways of governing and keeping the peace, if you want to call it that. After a horrific journey and the careful nurturing of his grandparents Jeremiah, Jem', comes to live in the Citadel where the payment for all work is measured out in cups of water. Because he has been taught to read, Jem becomes a member of the small and secretive group of Watchmen. Their job is to control the Dissidents who roam within and without the walls of the Citadel stirring up trouble. They are generally at odds with the Guardsmen who control life, directed by the Tower Council, within the walls of the Citadel. There are also Godders in the community. Jem's loving grandparents have left their grandson with a very large weakness, they have taught him to care It is impossible to know who is friend or foe, hero or enem
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            ISBN 9780143780717
            Published AU 30 May 2016
            Publisher Random House
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            Subterranea: Discovering the Earth's Extraordinary Hidden Depths
             

            Subterranea: Discovering the Earth's Extraordinary Hidden Depths (Hardback)

            By Fitch, Chris

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            • Pub Date
              8 Sep 20

            A lavish, gorgeously-illustrated look at the strange worlds below the surface of our planet

            ISBN 9781472272324
            Released AU 8 Sep 2020
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Fundamentals of Hydrology
              

            Fundamentals of Hydrology (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Davie, Tim; Quinn, Nevil

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            Fundamentals of Hydrology provides an absorbing and comprehensive introduction to the understanding of how fresh water moves on and around the planet and how humans affect and manage the freshwater resources available to them. The book consists of three parts, each of fundamental... importance in the understanding of hydrology: * The first section deals with processes within the hydrological cycle, our understanding of them, and how to measure and estimate the amount of water within each process. This also includes an analysis of how each process impacts upon water quality issues. * The second section is concerned with the measurement and analytical assessment of important hydrological parameters such as streamflow and water quality. It describes analytical and modelling techniques used by practising hydrologists in the assessment of water resources. * The final section of the book draws together the first two parts to discuss the management of freshwater with respect to both water quality and quantity in a changing world. Fundamentals of Hydrology is a lively and accessible introduction to the study of hydrology at university level. It gives undergraduates a thorough understanding of hydrological processes, knowledge of the techniques used to assess water resources and an up-to-date overview of water resource management. Throughout the text examples and case studies from all around the world are used to clearly explain ideas and techniques. Short chapter summaries, essay questions, guides to further reading, website links and a glossary are also included. The third edition provides new and updated case study material and includes a new chapter on measuring streamflow. This chapter has particular reference to recent technological advances in this field and the challenges in maintaining a high quality river flow data set.
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            ISBN 9780415858700
            Released AU 3 Jun 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Fundamentals of Physical Geography
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            Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made

            Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet we Made (Paperback)

            By Vince, Gaia

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            Gaia Vince decided to quit her job at science journal Nature, and travel the world at the start of this new age to explore what all these changes really mean - especially for the people living on the frontline of the planet we've made. She found ordinary people solving severe cri...ses in ingenious, effective ways.
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            ISBN 9780099572497
            Released AU 7 Jan 2016
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region
             

            A Sea without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Region (Hardback)

            By Davis, Richard Arnold; Meyer, David L.; Contributions by Holland, Steven M.

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            The region around Cincinnati, Ohio, is known for the abundant and beautiful fossils found in limestones and shales that were deposited as sediments on the sea floor during the Ordovician Period, about 450 million years ago. This book synthesizes more than 150 years of research on... this fossil treasure-trove, describing and illustrating the fossils.
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            ISBN 9780253351982
            Released AU 25 Feb 2009
            Publisher NewSouth Books
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Series Life of the Past
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            Footprints

            Footprints (Hardback)

            By Farrier, David

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            A profound meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene and an urgent search for the fossils-industrial, chemical, geological-that humans are leaving behind

            ISBN 9780008286347
            Released AU 24 Feb 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Science of the Ocean: The Secrets of the Seas Revealed
             

            The Science of the Ocean: The Secrets of the Seas Revealed (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Packham, Chris

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              29 Sep 20

            Dive into this uniquely elegant visual exploration of the sea An aesthetic look at marine life and the ocean environment, this book uses astounding photography and clear diagrams to make marine biology and oceanography accessible and an enjoyable visual experience. The Science of... the Ocean offers up riches from every corner of the ocean, from coral reefs and mangrove swamps to icy fjords and deep-ocean trenches, and from great whales to the microscopic beauty of plankton. Along the way, it explains how the ocean itself works, including tides, currents, hurricanes, tsunamis, and the global processes of oceanography and climate. An informative and utterly beautiful introduction to the ocean, this book brings the wealth of the sea onto the printed page.
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            ISBN 9780241415252
            Released AU 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future
             

            A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and A Vision for the Future (Hardback)

            By Attenborough, David

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            • Pub Date
              1 Oct 20

            It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right.We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.' All we need is the will do so.

            ISBN 9781529108279
            Released AU 1 Oct 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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