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            Black Summer: Stories of loss, courage and community from the 2019-2020 bushfires
             

            Black Summer: Stories of loss, courage and community from the 2019-2020 bushfires (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Rowland, Michael

            • RRP: $37.99
            • $29.63
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            • Pub Date
              6 Jan 21

            A record of events from ABC reporters on the ground during our worst ever fire season The bushfires that burnt across Australia from June 2019 to February 2020 were unprecedented. By the time the rains came, they had devoured more than 18 million hectares of bushland, destroyed n...early 3000 homes, claimed the lives of 34 people, killed about a billion animals and driven more to the brink of extinction. The heartbreak, pain, loss and uncertainty has been felt far and wide. These were fires that affected nearly everyone along the east coast directly or indirectly, and touched the hearts of people across the country. But out of the tragedies, the fear, the lost homes, the burnt forests, the bleak holidays, the unrelenting smoke, have come stories of courage and community. ABC reporters on the ground during the crisis brought many of these stories into the homes of the nation. This book contains updates of these stories and others, as well as reflections on how such a crisis occurred and what we learnt. It is both a record of the events and a tribute to those who endured, escaped, fought and in some cases paid the ultimate price in the awful conflagrations that consumed our summer. Contributions are from Jen Browning, Jessie Davies, Daniel Doody, Matthew Doran, Richard Glover, Liz Hobday, Nick Hose, Tom Joyner, Jonathon Kendall, Stacey Lee, Hamish MacDonald, Jade Macmillan, Adriane Reardon, Michael Rowland, Peter Sommerville, Josh Szeps, Claire Wheaton, Williams, Casey Briggs, Baz Ruddick, Erin Semmler. All profits from this book will go to the bushfire recovery effort. By purchasing this book you are assisting people, animals, forests and communities affected by the fires.
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            ISBN 9780733341328
            Published NZ 6 Jan 2021
            Publisher ABC Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            999 Available for pre-order, ships once released
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            Research Methods for Construction

            Research Methods for Construction (Paperback, 4th Edition)

            By Fellows, Richard F.; Liu, Anita M. M.

            • RRP: $83.99
            • $83.99
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            Research Methods for Construction will help you instil rigour into your problem-solving, and into your reports and publications.

            ISBN 9781118915745
            Released NZ 10 Jul 2015
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Coursesmart
            Availability
            34 Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
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            Bridges: The science and art of the world's most inspiring structures
              

            Bridges: The science and art of the world's most inspiring structures (Paperback)

            By Blockley, David

            • RRP: $30.99
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            Bridges are remarkable structures. Often vast, immense, and sometimes beautiful, they can be icons of cities. David Blockley explains how to read a bridge, how they stand up, and how engineers design them to be so strong. He examines the engineering problems posed by bridges, and... considers their cultural, aesthetic, and historical importance.
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            ISBN 9780199645725
            Released NZ 8 May 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Total Sustainability in the Built Environment
             

            Total Sustainability in the Built Environment (Paperback)

            By Cotgrave, Alison; Riley, Mike

            • RRP: $129.99
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            The first textbook in sustainable construction bringing together the whole range of topics from planning through to facilities management in an accessible and engaging way, and complete with illustrations and photographs. Written by experts and including real-world case studies, ...this book can be used as a core text or across several modules.
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            ISBN 9780230390584
            Released NZ 6 Dec 2012
            Publisher Macmillan Education
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure: Paths to the Future

            Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure: Paths to the Future (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Pearce, Annie R.; Ahn, Yong Han; HanmiGlobal Co, Ltd

            • RRP: $130.00
            • $130.00
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            The second edition of Sustainable Buildings and Infrastructure continues to provide students with an introduction to the principles and practices of sustainability as they apply to the construction sector, including both buildings and infrastructure systems. As a textbook, it is ...aimed at students taking courses in construction management and the built environment, but it is also designed to be a useful reference for practitioners involved in implementing sustainability in their projects or firms. Case studies, best practices, and highlights of cutting edge research are included throughout, making the book both a core reference and a practical guide.
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            ISBN 9781138672253
            Released NZ 22 Dec 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            5 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Texture-Coated Claddings
              

            Texture-Coated Claddings (Paperback, 3rd edition)

            By Galloway, Ann

            • RRP: $52.00
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            This third edition of BRANZ Good Practice Guide Texture-coated Claddings provides updated wide-ranging information on texture-coated cladding design and installation that incorporates the E2/AS1 provisions.

            ISBN 9781988522029
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2018
            Publisher BRANZ (Building Research Assoc
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-14 working days
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            Heat Pumps for the Home: 2nd Edition
              

            Heat Pumps for the Home: 2nd Edition (Paperback)

            By Cantor, John; Illustrated by Harper, Gavin D. J.

            • RRP: $61.50
            • $50.37
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            In recent years, heat pumps have emerged as a promising new form of technology with a relatively low environmental impact. Moreover, they have presented householders with an opportunity to reduce their heating bills. Heat pumps can heat a building by 'pumping' heat from either th...e ground or the air outside: an intriguing process which utilizes principles that are somewhat analogous to those employed in the domestic refrigerator. Armed with the practical information contained in these pages, homeowners will have the necessary knowledge to take advantage of this potentially low-carbon technology to heat their properties. Now in an updated new edition, Heat Pumps for the Home describes what a heat pump is, how it works, the different methods of pumping heat and the importance of an appropriate and well-planned installation. It also provides you with the information that you need in order to make up your own mind about whether a heat pump might be appropriate to your own circumstances, and also demonstrates what you need to do to in order to make the system work efficiently.
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            ISBN 9781785007798
            Released NZ 17 Nov 2020
            Publisher The Crowood Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
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            Dan Cruickshank's Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World
             

            Dan Cruickshank's Bridges: Heroic Designs That Changed the World (Hardback)

            By Cruickshank, Dan

            • RRP: $69.99
            • $52.49
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            • Temporarily out of stock

            This is Dan Cruickshank's personal, passionate and learned journey into the very awe-inspiring architectural icons which have transformed culture, society, industry and landscapes throughout the world -- bridges.

            ISBN 9780007318186
            Released NZ 7 Dec 2010
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Availability
            Title is temporarily out of stock
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            Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry
             

            Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry (Paperback, 7th New edition)

            By Ashworth, Allan; Perera, Srinath

            • RRP: $120.00
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            Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry, 7th edition aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the subject and reinforces the changes that are taking place within the construction industry. The book looks at contract law within the context of cons...truction contracts, it examines the different procurement routes that have evolved over time and particular aspects relating to design and construction, lean methods of construction and the advantages and disadvantages of PFI/PPP and its variants. It covers the development of partnering, supply chain management, design and build and the way that the clients and professions have adapted to change in the procurement of buildings and engineering projects. This book is an indispensable companion for students taking undergraduate courses in Building and Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, and Project Management. It is also suitable for students on HND/C courses in Building and Construction Management as well as foundation degree courses in Building and Construction Management. Key features of the new edition include: * A new chapter on Value for Money in line with the greater emphasis on added value throughout the industry today * A new chapter covering developments in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and a chapter discussing issues around Carbon Pricing * Deeper coverage of the strategies that need to be considered in respect of contract selection * Improved upon discussion of sustainability and the increasing importance of resilience in the built environment * Concise descriptions of some the more important construction case laws
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            ISBN 9781138693937
            Released NZ 31 Oct 2017
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Availability
            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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            Zeke Battle Earthquake Boy
              

            Zeke Battle Earthquake Boy (Paperback)

            By Wilson, D.

            • RRP: $19.99
            • $19.99
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            The Ring of Fire, the circle of earthquakes and volcanoes around the pacific, from Chile to California to Japan adn back to New Zealand, has become hugely active. Wellington is smashed.Can anyone find a way to slow or even stop these cataclysms? Zeke Battle, a homeless orphan ...boy has an answer.Discovered an unsung genius, praised for originality, feared for his dramatic solutions. With girlfriend Rosie Moon, and friend Skitzy Jones he steers a dramatic campaignto drill deep into the earth and stop the quakes. Huge controversy, deeply committed, angry opponents try to stop him.From Wellington to Chile to New York to Japan, it balances success and tragedy while the gasps on.
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            ISBN 9780473493448
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            250 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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