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  1. Contemporary Issues in Australian Urban and Regional Planning

    Edited by Julie Brunner and John Glasson

    Contemporary Issues in Australian Urban and Regional Planning looks at a wide range of planning issues in Australia from the city to the regional scale, covering key topics in sustainable development and planning including economic, social, environmental and governance perspectives. Read more

  2. Phyto

    Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design
    By Niall Kirkwood and Kate Kennen

    Currently, phytotechnology planting techniques are employed post site contamination to help clean up already contaminated soil by taking advantage of the positive effects that plants can have upon harmful toxins and chemicals. This book presents a new concept to create planting designs with preventative phytotechnology abilities pre-contamination, ‘phyto-buffering’ where future pollution may be expected with particular site programs. Read more

  3. Construction Contracts

    Law and Management, 5th Edition
    By Will Hughes, Ronan Champion, and John Murdoch

    The fifth edition of this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts. It now includes comparisons of working with JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC contracts throughout. Read more

  4. Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation

    An Architect's Guide
    By Ulrike Passe and Francine Battaglia

    Buildings can breathe naturally, without the use of mechanical systems, if you design the spaces properly. This accessible and thorough guide shows you how in more than 260 color diagrams and photographs illustrating case studies and CFD simulations. Read more

  5. Altruism by Design

    How To Effect Social Change as an Architect
    By Adam R. Wilmes

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer – whether a student or practicing professional – for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities, opportunities, and benefits of creating architecture that promotes social equality and community so that you can make a difference.  Read more

  6. Visualizing Jews Through the Ages

    Literary and Material Representations of Jewishness and Judaism

    This volume explores literary and material representations of Jews, Jewishness and Judaism from antiquity to the twenty-first century. Gathering leading scholars from within the field of Jewish Studies, it investigates how the debates surrounding literary and material images within Judaism and in Jewish life are part of an on-going strategy of image management.

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  7. The Impact of History?

    Histories at the Beginning of the 21st Century

    "This is an original, timely and thought-provoking intervention into contemporary discussions on the 'impact' of academic history, and into broader debates about the value of the humanities. The editors have assembled a strong cast of contributors who write accessibly and authoritatively. Essential reading for anyone concerned with the future of history." -Patrick Finney, Aberystwyth University, UK

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  8. Now Available - Henry VIII, 2nd Edition

     By Lucy Wooding

    "The best general biography of Henry VIII in nearly half a century: comprehensive in coverage, judicious in analysis, and pleasurable to read." - Peter Marshall, University of Warwick, UK

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  9. Nuclear Disaster at Fukushima Daiichi

    'Fukushima robot stranded after stalling inside reactor | Robot stopped moving hours into first inspection of containment vessel, and similar inspection using separate device is postponed'

    "Decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has suffered a setback after a robot sent in to a damaged reactor to locate melted fuel stalled hours into its mission and had to be abandoned. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), said the robot stopped moving on Friday during its first inspection of the containment vessel inside reactor No 1, one of the three reactors that suffered meltdown after the plant was struck by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011." - The Guardian | Fukushima, Justin McCurry

    Read full Guardian article here.

  10. Take our fun Library Quiz

    Happy National Library Week! Test your knowledge of fictional libraries in our fun quiz.

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