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An Australian Dictionary Of Environment And Planning -by- Alan Gilpin. A comprehensive dictionary embracing the whole range of environmental and planning issues that have emerged in Australia in recent years; outlines and defines the activities and functions of the Commonwealth, State and Territorial governments; institutional structures; ministerial councils; relevant planning and environmental legislation; environmental or statutory planning at State, regional and local levels; planning codes and standards; national and State conservation strategies; heritage, urban and nature conservation; the national estate, fauna and flora; national and marine parks; coastal protection; wetlands; rainforest; wilderness; soil conservation; logging and woodchips; pollution of water, air and land; noise; sold waste management; hazards from chemicals, pesticides, nuclear material and industrial plant; transport issues; environmental impact assessment; development applications and consent; subdivisions; visual effects; public participation procedures; international collaborative arrangements; relevant scientific, engineering and economic terms are also incorporated. (Oxford University Press, Melbourne, first ed, 1990) ISBN 019554806X. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, a little wear to edges & corners of dust jacket, light foxing on page edges, else very good.
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Barton Myers: Selected And Current Works. Architecture. (The Master Architect Series) (Images Publishing Group, Melbourne, 1994) ISBN 187549815X. 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 -by- Alan & Gill Bridgewater. 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) ISBN 0806913363. Used softcover book, 160 pages, light wear to edges of cover, else very good. Rare.
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Cathedral Architecture -by- Hugh Braun. A trained and practising architect who has had considerable experience of ecclesiastical work discusses cathedral architecture; he delves into their structural ancestry and their development under the tools of English craftsmen during the Middle Ages; he also investigates the the origins and development of Gothic architecture, its aesthetic aims and inspirations and in what manner these were affected by the structural problems presented by the buildings to be adorned; illustrated with b/w plates, diagrams and line drawings (Faber and Faber, London, 1972) ISBN 0571099629. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 272 pages, foxing on eps and edges of pages, dust jacket is knocked on edges and chipped at top of spine, 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 /3-89508-598-7. 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.
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Critical Path Methods In Construction Practice -by- James M Antill & Ronald W Woodhead. All persons interested in or engaged in the planning, scheduling, and control of construction projects will find this book useful; it presents the theory and practical applications of critical path methods (CPM), and provides a sound introduction to PERT as well as CPM; in simple language, with special terminology introduced only when required; several examples drawn from actual practice have been used; emphasis is placed on the practical uses of CPM in the development of a construction plan, and in time and cost control in works in progress (John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York, 1965). No ISBN. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 276 pages. Dust jacket is discoloured, heavily worn on edges with small chips and tears and is now protected with a clear plastic sleeve. Bookshop bookplate inside cover, foxing and marks on eps, else pages are very good.
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Dam, Trevor Turpin, Objekt Series, Dam Design and Construction, history of dams, ISBN 9781861893284, 
books on dams, used books, for sale Dam -by- Trevor Turpin. 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) ISBN 9781861893284. Used book. Paperback. 256 pages. Light wear to edges of covers. Else very good. Weighs 600 grams.
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Definitions Of Metallurgical Terms (The Australian Institute of Metals, Melbourne, 3td edition, 1971) No ISBN. Used softcover book, 89 pages, covers are worn on edges and corners, creased and lightly soiled, name written on title page, foxing on edges of pages, else good.
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Design And Technology In Architecture -by- David Guise. 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) ISBN 0471812064. Used softcover book. 275 pages. Covers worn on edges and knocked in corners. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
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Design of Prestressed Concrete, R I Gilbert and N C Mickleborough, ISBN 0419161600 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.
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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.
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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.
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Landmarks in Public Works: Engineers and Their Works in New South Wales 1884-1914 -edited by- Lenore Coltheart & Don Fraser. 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) ISBN 0868062960. 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.
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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.
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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.
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Practical Pole Homes: Building Solutions For Sloping Sites -by- Ray Crawley (Practical Pole Home Plans Pty Ltd, East Gosford, revised edition, no date) ISBN 0646270591. Used softcover book, 126 pages. Corners bumped. Else very good.
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Public, Municipal and Community Buildings: An Architectural Record Book -by- Charles K Hoyt. Architecture. (McGraw-Hill Book Co, New York, First Ed, 1980) ISBN 0070023514. Large hardcover book, 212pp. Dust jacket is poor and torn. Book is good - some marks to the boards, light foxing, pages are very good. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
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Reinforced Concrete Simply Explained -by- Oscar Faber -revised by- John Faber. Fifth Edition (Oup, London, reprint of 5th ed, 1961) No ISBN. Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 88 pages. Very good red cloth covers with black lettering on spine. Company stamp of previous owner inside front cover. Tape marks on endpapers. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
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Respectful Rehabilitation: Masonry: How to Care for Old and Historic Brick and Stone -by- Mark London. Measurements in feet and inches (National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC, 1988) ISBN 0891331255. 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.
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Restoring Old Australian Houses and Buildings An Architectural Guide, Howard Tanner,  
Philip Cox, Peter Bridges, James Broadbent, 0333175573, books on Australian Federation Architecture, books on Australian Historic Buildings, books on Repair and Reconstruction of Australian Historic Buildings, 
books on Australian Architecture, books on Conservation and Restoration of Australian Historic Buildings, books on Australian Historic Architecture, 
used books, for sale Restoring Old Australian Houses and Buildings: An Architectural Guide -by- Howard Tanner and Philip Cox. Architectural Consultants: Peter Bridges and James Broadbent. 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) ISBN 0333175573. 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.
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Royal Festival Hall: The Official Record -by- Clough Williams-Ellis -with an 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.
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Rude Timber Buildings in Australia -by- Philip Cox, John Freeland and Wesley Stacey. 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) ISBN 0207141495. 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.
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Structures: Man-Made Wonders Of The World -by- Nigel Hawkes. 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) ISBN 0864381891. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 240 pages, in very good condition. Book weighs 1.3 kilograms.
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Sustainable Planning in Queensland, Philippa England, ISBN 9781862878112, for sale Sustainable Planning in Queensland -by- Philippa England. 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. ISBN 9781862878112. (The Federation Press. Sydney. 2011) In AS NEW condition.
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The Complete Greenhouse Book: Building and Using Greenhouses from Cold Frames to Solar Structures -by- Peter Clegg & Derry Watkins. Covers the planning of a greenhouse, construction details, use, solar energy aspects of greenhouses, and solar designs and adaptations; illustrated with diagrams, line drawings, tables, b/w photographs (Garden Way Publishing, Pownal, Vermont, 1978) ISBN 0882661418. Used large format softcover book, 280 pages. Insect damage to edges of covers, halt title page, title page and last page, light foxing on edges of pages, else good.
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The Wind Power Book -by- Jack Park. 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) ISBN 0917352068/ 0-917352-06-8. Used oblong softcover book, 253 pages. Covers and page edges curled, corners bumped and creased, light foxing on edges of pages, else good.
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The Home Colours Sourcebook: Neutrals: 200 Colour Schemes for the Home -by- Alice Buckley. Inspiration for home decorators and interior designers; useful information about colours and the mood evoked by each. (A Quarto Book. Apple Press. London. 2008) ISBN 9781845432744. Used book. Small spiral-bound hardcover book. 255 pages. In fine condition.
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The Parish Churches Of England -by- J Charles Cox -edited with additional chapters by- Charles Bradley Ford. Foreword -by- The Very Rev. W R Inge, D.D., K.C.V.O. Fifth Edition, Revised. Church Architecture. Illustrated from photographs, plans, diagrams and early sources. (B T Batsford Ltd. London. 5th ed. 1946-47) Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 126 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and chipped in corners and both ends of spine. Written inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing. Else good.
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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.
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