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Australian Rainforests

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Why do Australian rainforests occur as islands within the vast tracts of Eucalyptus? Why is fire a critical ecological factor in every Australian landscape? What were the consequences of the use of fire by the Ice Age colonists? In this original and challenging book, David Bowman critically examines all hypotheses that have been advanced to answer these questions. He demonstrates that fire is the most critical factor in controlling the distribution of rainforest throughout Australia. Furthermore, while Aboriginal people used fire to skillfully manage and preserve habitats, he concludes that they did not significantly influence the evolution of Australia's unique flora and fauna. This volume, the first comprehensive overview of the diverse literature on this topic, solves the puzzle of the archipelago of rainforest habitats in Australia. It is essential reading for all ecologists, foresters, conservation biologists, and others interested in the biogeography and ecology of Australian rainforests.


Behaviour And Design Of Steel Structures : Third Australian Edition

RRP $353.99

This third Australian edition has been directed specifically to the design of steel structures in accordance with the Australian standard AS4100-1990 and its Amendments 1, 2 and 3. The removal of material on British and American methods of design has allowed the inclusion of additional material relevant to Australian practice, and of more detail in the worked examples. Thus, Australian designers, teachers and students will find greater clarity and more helpful material. The previous Chapter 7 has been divided into two new chapters: Chapter 7 on Beam-Columns, and Chapter 8 on Frames. The latter has been significantly expanded, both with new material and worked examples, and also with material on frame buckling from the previous Chapter 3. Torsion is now dealt with in Chapter 10. It includes new materials on designing for torsion and for combined torsion and bending, which is based on recent research. Chapter 9 on Connections has been expanded by including material on standardized Australian connections. The preparation of this third Australian edition has provided an opportunity to revise the text gernally to incorporate the results of recent findings and research.This is in accordance with the principal objective of the book, to provide students and practising engineers with an understanding of the relationships between structural behaviour and the design criteria implied by the rules of design codes such as AS4100.

Contents:
Prefaces. Units and Conversion Factors. Glossary of Terms. Notation. Introduction. Tension Members. Compression Members. Local Buckling of Thin Plate Elements. In Plane Bending of Beams. Lateral Buckling of Beams. Beam Columns. Frames. Connections. Torsion Members. Index.


A Guide To Australian Weddings

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A Guide to Australian Weddings helps you to plan the most important event in your life. And it's full of information for everyone involved in planning or taking part in a wedding, including your family, bridal party, and friends.

All the finer details of getting married; the presents, invitations, organising the ceremony and reception, how to handle the tricky problems that arise when parents are divorced, finding the right wedding gowns and suits, choosing flowers and selecting photographers, dealing with caterers, and how to make speeches are explained in a helpful, practical way.

A Guide to Australian Weddings unlocks all the mysteries of wedding etiquette and is packed with useful checklists and schedules so your marriage will go without a hitch.

This is your complete guide to a perfect day.



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