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            Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World

            Ice: Chilling Stories from a Disappearing World (Hardback)

            By DK; Foreword by Buchanan, Gordon

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            From the mighty mammoths and deserts of ice to early explorers and polar survival, come face to face with one of Earth's greatest resources: ice. With captivating CGIs, illustrations, and photography, DK's Ice will take readers on an epic journey from the ice age to modern day, e...xploring how icy worlds are created and how creatures live in these harsh environments. Learn about early humans and how they survived in one of the most hostile environments on Earth, the tragic and treacherous journeys of early polar explorers, how icy landscapes developed, and meet the animals who make these bleak icy worlds their home. Detailed annotations explore the place of ice on our planet, and how we and other animals survive and interact with it. Ice is the perfect companion for any reader who wants to discover about icy worlds and the creatures that make them their home.
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            ISBN 9780241363393
            Released AU 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Adelaide - Nature of a City: The Ecology of a Dynamic City from 1836 to 2036
             

            Adelaide - Nature of a City: The Ecology of a Dynamic City from 1836 to 2036 (Hardback)

            Edited by Daniels, Christopher B.; Tait, Catherine; Foreword by Flannery, Tim; Photographs by Gray, Nathan

            This book tracks the changes to the biological communities, to the plants and animals, and to the structure and nature of the built environment of the city of Adelaide from its inception in 1836 to the present day and predicts the future through to 2036. Includes a foreword by Ti...m Flannery.
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            ISBN 9780975811511
            Published AU 15 Apr 2009
            Publisher Wakefield Press
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            Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change: An Ecological and Conservation Synthesis

            Habitat Fragmentation and Landscape Change: An Ecological and Conservation Synthesis (Paperback, illustrated edition)

            By Lindenmayer, David B.; Fischer, Joern

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            This groundbreaking work brings together a wealth of information from a wide range of sources to define the ecological problems caused by landscape change, and highlights the relationships among landscape change, habitat fragmentation, and biodiversity conversation.

            ISBN 9780643093904
            Published AU 1 Dec 2006
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Marine and Coastal Animals and Plants

            Marine and Coastal Animals and Plants (Hardback, New title)

            By Pearson, Jane

            Australia has a wide variety of native animals and plants living in many different environments. However many of Australia's animals and plants are in danger of becoming extinct. 8+

            ISBN 9781740709705
            Published AU 1 Sep 2006
            Publisher Harcourt Education
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Australia's Animals and Plants in Danger
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            Desert Environments

            Desert Environments (Hardback, New title)

            By Sheppard, A.

            Find out how Australia's inland environments transformed from swamps and lakes to inland sea and forests, until climate change caused desert areas to expand. Ages 8+.

            ISBN 9781740703178
            Published AU 1 Sep 2006
            Publisher Harcourt Education
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            Marine Environments

            Marine Environments (Hardback, New title)

            By Sheppard, A.

            Find out how Australia's marine environments transformed as ice ages caused sea level to rise and fall, and how climate change caused marine areas to reduce. Ages 8+.

            ISBN 9781740703185
            Published AU 1 Sep 2006
            Publisher Harcourt Education
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            Marine and Coastal Animals and Plants

            Marine and Coastal Animals and Plants (Big Book)

            By Pearson, Jane

            ISBN 9781740706940
            Published AU 1 Jan 2008
            Publisher Harcourt Education
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Australia's Animals and Plants in Danger
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            The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors

            The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors (Paperback)

            By Haskell, David George

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            The acclaimed author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen visits with nature's most magnificent networkers - trees. In The Songs of Trees, David George Haskell brings his acute powers of observation to the biological networks that surround all species, including humans. H...e visits a dozen trees around the world, exploring their connections with webs of fungi, bacterial communities, cooperative and destructive animals, and other plants. An Amazonian ceibo tree reveals the rich ecological turmoil of the tropical forest, along with threats from expanding oilfields. Thousands of miles away, a balsam fir in Canada survives in poor soil only with the help of fungal partners, in links nearly two billion years old. By unearthing charcoal left by Ice Age humans and petrified redwoods in the Rocky Mountains, Haskell shows how the Earth's climate has emerged from exchanges among trees, soil communities and the atmosphere. Now humans have transformed these networks, powering our societies with wood, tending some forests but destroying others. Through his exploration, Haskell shows that this networked view of life enriches our understanding of biology, human nature and ethics. When we listen to trees, nature's great connectors, we learn how to inhabit the relationships that give life its source, substance and beauty.
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            ISBN 9781760641986
            Published AU 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Black Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Global Warming and Climate Change: What Australia knew and buried...then framed a new reality for the public
             

            Global Warming and Climate Change: What Australia knew and buried...then framed a new reality for the public (Paperback)

            By Taylor, Maria W.

            1988: coming to grips with a terrifying global experiment The Toronto conference statement made it clear that climate change would affect everyone. It called greenhouse gas atmospheric pollution an 'uncontrolled, globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences could be ...second only to nuclear war'. World governments were urged to swiftly develop emission reduction targets (The changing atmosphere: implications for global security, 1988). Relevant to both Australian and overseas audiences, here is the untold story of how Australia buried its knowledge on climate change science and response options during the 1990s - going from clarity to confusion and doubt after arguably leading the world in citizen understanding and a political will to act in the late 1980s. 'What happened and why' is a fascinating exploration drawing on the public record of how a society revised its good understanding on a critical issue affecting every citizen. It happened through political and media communication, regardless of international scientific assessments that have remained consistent in ascribing causes and risks since 1990. How could this happen? The author examines the major influences, with lessons for the present, on how the story was reframed. Key have been values and beliefs, including economic beliefs, that trumped the science, the ability of changing political leaders and the mass media to set the story for the public, as well as the role of scientists' own communication over time and the use and misuse of uncertainty.
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            ISBN 9781925021905
            Published AU 1 Dec 2014
            Publisher ANU Press
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            Complex Science for a Complex World: Exploring Human Ecosystems with Agents
              

            Complex Science for a Complex World: Exploring Human Ecosystems with Agents (Paperback, Illustrated edition)

            Edited by Perez, Pascal; Batten, David

            • RRP: $65.00
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            It is well known that human activities are endangering the stability and sustainability of many fragile ecosystems. This title looks at the science that addresses the frontiers of interactions between human behavior and environmental responses.

            ISBN 9781920942380
            Published AU 1 Aug 2006
            Publisher ANU Press
            Interest Age 19+ years
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