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Barton Myers Selected And Current Works ISBN 187549815X The Master Architect 
Series for sale Barton Myers Selected And Current Works. ISBN 187549815X. Architecture. The Master Architect Series. (Images Publishing Group, Melbourne, 1994) Used oversize hardcover book in dust jacket, now covered in clear contact, 256 pages, stamp imprint of a fish on half title page, else in excellent condition. Weighs 1.6 kilograms.
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Carving Masks Tribal Ethnic And Folk Projects Bridgewater ISBN 187549815X for sale Carving Masks, Tribal, Ethnic And Folk Projects -by- Alan & Gill Bridgewater. ISBN 187549815X. Make 12 extraordinary museum-quality mask designs with basic woodworking skills and tools already in your workshop; Choose from: an African Fang mask, which started the early 20th Century primitivist movement in art; a spirit-helper mask of the Haida tribe from America's Northwest Coast; a grotesque Green Man mask with Druid roots; evil spirit-fighting masks from the Barong and Lombok peoples of Indonesia; and eight more intriguing designs; with easy-to-read numbered instructions, notes on the significance of each form, and a section on anticipated problems for first-time carvers. (Sterling Publishing, New York, 1996) Used softcover book, 160 pages, light wear to edges of cover, else very good.
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Chateaux Of The Loire Valley -text by- Jean-Marie Perouse de Montclos -photographs by- Robert Polidori. (Konemann, Cologne, 1997) ISBN 3895085987. Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 359 pages. Blue cloth covers have some white marks and are worn on edges and corners. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages, else very good. Weighs 1.5 kilograms.
Product Id: AR15048
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Dam Trevor Turpin Objekt Series Dam Design and Construction history of dams ISBN 9781861893284 for sale Dam -by- Trevor Turpin. ISBN 9781861893284. Objekt Series. Dams - Design and Construction. Dams - History. There are now 45,000 large dams worldwide; this profusely illustrated book traces the development of dams from the Industrial Revolution to the present, exploring themes such as environmental and climate change, controversies and cooperations of communities, imperialist engineering in Victorian India and Africa, and modern contributions made by landscape architects and ecologists; various materials and forms are explained and illustrated, from earth dams and rock-fill dams to buttress and curved examples. (Reaktion Books Ltd. London. 2008) Used book. Paperback. 256 pages. Light wear to edges of covers. Else very good. Weighs 600 grams.
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Design And Technology In Architecture -by- David Guise. ISBN 0471812064. Structural Design. Building. An overview of the various physical forces that act on buildings and the framing systems that contain them. Contains case studies of well-known contemporary architecture (John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1985) Used softcover book. 275 pages. Covers worn on edges and knocked in corners. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Product Id: AR15633
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Design of Prestressed Concrete R I Gilbert and N C Mickleborough ISBN 0419161600 for sale Design of Prestressed Concrete -by- R I Gilbert and N C Mickleborough, School of Civil Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney. ISBN: 0419161600. Prestressed Concrete Construction. Structural Design. Used softcover book. 504 pages. (Spoon Press. London. 2004) Front cover creased at top. Else in fine condition.
Product Id: AR21294
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Dirt Cheap The Mud Brick Book John Archer and Gerry Archer for sale Dirt Cheap The Mud Brick Book -by- John Archer and Gerry Archer. An Australian source book of ideas for the owner-builder on the design and construction of mud brick homes; the styles illustrated range from single room huts, through family-size dwellings, to halls and barns, and the variety of detail presented shows how mud brick can be used to satisfy individual needs and preferences. Used softcover book. 90 pages. (Compendium Pty Ltd. Birregurra, Victoria. 1976) Covers are lightly worn with creased corners. Small tear in spine at bottom. A few marks on edges of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: AR22265
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Handbook Of Structural Timber Design, Technical Paper No. 32 -by- Ian Langlands & A J Thomas (2nd ed, 1941) together with separate booklet Supplement No. 1: Large Timber Structures -by- Ian Langlands (1942) (Division of Forest Products, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Melbourne) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 299 pages, good red cloth covers with black lettering, corners bumped, name and address of previous owner and bookshop bookplate inside cover, else very good. Supplement booklet (28 pages) is lightly stained on upper edge, else very good.
Product Id: AR12125
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Historic Buildings of Victoria -edited by- David Saunders. A comprehensive classified survey of 640 buildings arranged in regional groups, each region being introduced by a short historical chapter; the illustrations are accompanied by captions, text and simplified locality maps; introductory chapters discuss building materials and styles, and also provide an outline history of Victoria (reprint, 1967, The Jacaranda Press in association with The National Trust of Australia (Victoria)) No ISBN. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 278 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and corners, light foxing on edges of pages, else very good. This book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Product Id: AH11057
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Landmarks in Public Works Engineers and Their Works in New South Wales 1884-1914 
Lenore Coltheart Don Fraser ISBN 0868062960 for sale Landmarks in Public Works Engineers and Their Works in New South Wales 1884-1914 -edited by- Lenore Coltheart & Don Fraser. ISBN 0868062960. Covers Harbours and Rivers: Walter Shellshear; On the removal of bars from the entrances to our rivers (Walter Shellshear); Alexander Brown Portus; Centrifugal pump dredging in New South Wales (A B Portus); Henry Richard Carleton; New South Wales lighthouses. Bridges: Timber bridge construction in New South Wales (Percy Allan); Henry Harvey Dare; Recent road-bridge practice in New South Wales (H H Dare); Percy Allan; The Pyrmont Bridge Sydney NSW (Percy Allan). Railways and Transport Planning: Henry Deane; Economical railway construction in New South Wales (H Deane); James Waller Roberts; Recent departmental practice in the design of steel railway bridges required for the waterways of the North Coast Railway, NSW, including some notes on their manufacture (J W Roberts); John Job Crew Bradfield; Linking Sydney with North Sydney (J J Bradfield). Dams and Water Supply: Cecil West Darley; Curved concrete walls for storage reservoirs (C W Darley); Ernest Macartney de Burgh; The practical work of starting a great engineering enterprise (E M de Burgh). Bibliography. Glossary of engineering terms. (Public Works Department NSW History Project. Hale & Iremonger. Sydney. 1987) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 144 pages. A few spots of light foxing on first and last few pages. Dust jacket stretched on edges. Else very good.
Product Id: AH16988
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Making Authentic Pennsylvania Dutch Furniture With Measured Drawings of Museum Classics -by- John G Shea. 250 Illustrations. Measurements in feet and inches. Diagrams; scaled drawings; decorative designs; black and white photographs. (Dover Publications Inc. New York. 1992) ISBN 0486272273. Used book. Softcover book. 226 pages. Covers are worn on edges. Front free endpaper has been very neatly torn out of the book, so its absence is not noticeable. Foxing on upper edge of pages. Else very good.
Product Id: AR21065
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Plywoods: Their Development, Manufacture and Application -by- Andrew Dick Wood & Thomas Gray Linn. Timber. Carpentry. Wood veneer, plywood, cutting logs, rotary cutting, stay log cutting, trimming wood, plywood production, drying veneer, timber veneer jointing and repairing, timber adhesives and their application, veneer presses and pressing, veneer finishing operations, manufacturing defects, laninboards, blockboards, composite boards and specialities, woods used in plywood production, decorative veneers, wall panelling, furniture manufacture and general woodwork, shipbuilding and light craft construction, boxes, barrels, reels, baskets, trays, exterior woodwork, terms and definitiions; 23 plates and 203 illustrations (W & A K Johnston Limited, Edinburgh, 1942) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, 472 pages. Marked brown cloth covers bumped on corners and at both ends of spine, bookshop bookplate inside cover, name and address of previous owner written on fep, foxing on eps, page edges and on last few pages, upper corner of pages are creased, else very good. Weighs 1.5 kilograms.
Product Id: BT11889
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Practical Pole Homes Building Solutions For Sloping Sites Ray Crawley ISBN 0646270591 for sale Practical Pole Homes Building Solutions For Sloping Sites -by- Ray Crawley. ISBN 0646270591. (Practical Pole Home Plans Pty Ltd, East Gosford, revised edition, no date) Used softcover book, 126 pages. Corners bumped. Else very good.
Product Id: AR15283
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Public, Municipal and Community Buildings: An Architectural Record Book -by- Charles K Hoyt. ISBN 0070023514. Architecture. (McGraw-Hill Book Co, New York, First Ed, 1980) Large hardcover book in dust jacket, 212 pages. Dust jacket is poor and torn. Book is good with some marks to the boards, light foxing. Pages are very good. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Product Id: AR001120
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Respectful Rehabilitation: Masonry: How to Care for Old and Historic Brick and Stone -by- Mark London. ISBN 0891331255. Measurements in feet and inches. (National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC, 1988) Used softcover book. 208 pages. Ex-library with the usual marks, stamps and stickers. Pocket on half title page. Pages are the rear of the book are rippled from water damage but not stained. Text is good.
Product Id: AR15692
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Restoring Old Australian Houses and Buildings An Architectural Guide Howard Tanner  
Philip Cox Peter Bridges James Broadbent ISBN 0333175573 for sale, books on Australian Federation Architecture for sale, books on Australian 
Historic Buildings for sale, books on Repair and Reconstruction of Australian Historic Buildings for sale, 
books on Australian Architecture for sale, books on Conservation and Restoration of Australian Historic Buildings for sale, books on Australian 
Historic Architecture for sale Restoring Old Australian Houses and Buildings: An Architectural Guide -by- Howard Tanner and Philip Cox. Architectural Consultants: Peter Bridges and James Broadbent. ISBN 0333175573. Australian Buildings - Repair and Reconstruction. Australian Architecture - Conservation and Restoration. Australian Historic Houses. Covers Identification: Primitive/Vernacular 1788-1820/1788/1914; Australian Georgian 1788-1825; Australian Regency 1825-1850; Victorian Gothic 1850-1888; Victorian Italianate 1850-1880; Australian Boom Style 1870-1890; Australian Federation 1890- 1914; Australian Post Federation Architecture 1914-. Restoration Techniques: Objectives and Principles; Problems and Solutions; Environmental Factors; Structural Faults; Structural Elements; Finishes; Fixtures and Fittings; Services; New Services in Old Buildings. Alterations and Additions; Some Broad Issues. (The Macmillan Co of Australia. Melbourne. 1975) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 212 pages. Dust jacket is stretched on edges and bumped in corners and both ends of spine. A few small tears in upper edge of dust jacket. Light foxing on upper edge of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
Product Id: AR18716
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Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record -by- Clough Williams-Ellis. Introduction by- Sir Malcolm Sargent. Architecture. The official description of London's Royal Festival Hall, its design, construction, furnishing and decorations; illustrated with b/w photographs, architectural plans, diagrams and black and white and colour illustrations. (published by Max Parrish, London, in association with the London City Council, 1951) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket, 128 pages. Dust jacket fairly tattered on edges with small pieces missing, book now protected in a clear plastic sleeve.  Bookplate sticker on fep. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Name written on back of fep. Book smells musty. Else very good.
Product Id: MB11248
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Rude Timber Buildings in Australia -by- Philip Cox, John Freeland and Wesley Stacey. ISBN 0207141495. Australian Architecture. These old wooden buildings project an image of the old Australia very powerfully with 134 black and white photographs. The book also describes the practical qualities of the various Australian timbers and their uses in the rest of the world. Includes a glossary of technical terms. (Angus & Robertson Publishers. London. 1980) Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 215 pages. Dust jacket is worn along upper edge with one small tear now closed. Upper corners and top of spine bumped and worn. Foxing on upper edges of pages. Written gift inscription on half title page.Else very good. Book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Product Id: AR17760
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Structures Man-Made Wonders Of The World -by- Nigel Hawkes. ISBN 0864381891. Here are the greatest achievements of architecture and engineering, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City, from the Vatican Palace to the Crystal Palace, the statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Panama Canal, the Eiffel Tower, the Trans Siberian Railway, among many others; the origins, design, and construction of 43 structures are recounted in text and illustrated with photographs, working diagrams, cutaway drawings and etchings. (RD Press, Reader's Digest, Sydney, 1990) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 240 pages, in very good condition. Book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Product Id: AR7370
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Sunshine and Shade in Australia National Building Technology Centre 
Bulletin 8 5th Edition 1987 ISBN 064450451X for sale Sunshine and Shade in Australia. National Building Technology Centre Bulletin 8. 5th Edition 1987. ISBN 064450451X. Passive design to minimise heat load and optimise sun-trapping in winter maximise comfort and minimise the requirements for energy use in heating and cooling; this booklet assists the designer to determine the distribution of sunlight and shadow in order to estimate the extent to which the building can be self-shading; the penetration of sunshine through windows into rooms; the influence of shadows cast by adjacent buildings; and the affect of shading devices on windows. Includes solar charts and a separate protractor in envelope inside the rear cover. Used softcover booklet. 39 pages. (National Building Technology Centre. Chatswood. 5th Ed. 1987) Light stain inside rear cover. Else in fine condition.
Product Id: AR22106
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Sustainable Planning in Queensland Philippa England ISBN 9781862878112 for sale Sustainable Planning in Queensland -by- Philippa England. ISBN 9781862878112. Queensland Planning Law. Real Estate Development in Queensland. Land Use in Queensland. This book provides a complete introduction to planning law in Queensland. It describes and explains the main features of Queensland's principal planning statute, the Sustainable Planning Act, 2009, and brings the features of this highly technical statute to life with a variety of case studies drawn from planning documents and legal sources. Particular coverage is given to regional planning and the impacts of Queensland's rapid population growth whilst the perennial issues for planning - how to drive efficiency, accountability and integration - are also explored in the context of the new Act. In addition, a contribution from his Honour, Judge Michael Rackemann, provides an insightful analysis of the Planning and Environment Court. 261 pages. (The Federation Press. Sydney. 2011) In AS NEW condition.
Product Id: AR21652
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The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse Design Construction and Operation 
Bill Yanda Rick Fisher ISBN 0912528206 for sale The Food and Heat Producing Solar Greenhouse Design Construction and Operation -by- Bill Yanda and Rick Fisher. ISBN 0912528206. A newly revised, updated and enlarged edition of this modern classic; shows you how to design, build, operate or buy as greenhouse that will add solar heat to your home; take you through a planting, maintenance and harvesting procedure for fresh vegetables all year round; give you styles and examples of efficient greenhouses from all over the U.S. Imperial measurements. Used softcover book. 208 pages. (John Muir Publications inc. Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2nd ed. 1980) Covers are worn. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else pages are very good.
Product Id: AR22264
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The Wind Power Book -by- Jack Park. ISBN 0917352068. Covers wind machine characteristics, wind machine performance, types of wind machines, Savonius rotor, Darrieus rotor, how a Darrieus works, multiblade farm windmills, wind farms, aerodynamic design, Savonius rotor design, propeller rotor design, Darrieus rotor design, blade loads, blade construction, flutter and fatigue, Governor design, yaw control, water pumping systems, wind-electric systems, generators and transmissions, storage devices, inverters, wind furnaces, wind power economics; illustrated with line drawings and diagrams. Introduction -by- Robert Redford. (Cheshire Books, Palo Alto, CA, 1981) Used oblong softcover book, 253 pages. Covers and page edges curled, corners bumped and creased, light foxing on edges of pages, else good.
Product Id: AR12244
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The Home Colours Sourcebook: Neutrals: 200 Colour Schemes for the Home -by- Alice Buckley. ISBN 9781845432744. Inspiration for home decorators and interior designers; useful information about colours and the mood evoked by each. (A Quarto Book. Apple Press. London. 2008) Used book. Small spiral-bound hardcover book. 255 pages. In fine condition.
Product Id: AR20908
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Wood Handbook Wood As An Engineering Material. Agriculture Handbook No. 72. Chapters are: Characteristics and availability of woods commercially important in the United States; Structure of Wood; Physical properties of wood; Mechanical properties of wood; Commercial lumber; Lumber stress grades and allowable properties; Fastenings; Wood structural members; Gluing of wood; Glued structural members; Plywood; Structural sandwich construction; Bent wood members; Control of moisture and dimensional changes; Fire resistance of wood construction; Painting and finishing; Protection from organisms that degrade wood; Wood preservation; Poles, piles, and tiles; Thermal insulation; Wood-base fiber and particle panel materials; Modified woods and paper-base laminates; with Glossary and Index. (Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, revised August 1974) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, unpaginated, very good red cloth covers with gilt lettering bumped on corners and top and bottom of spine, some marks on rear cover, edges of pages have tanned, else very good.
Product Id: BT11888
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