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There are 10 books in this catalogue.
Heimann, Rolf:  Knocking on Heaven's Door.
Book Number: 33113
Melbourne: The Friends of the Earth, 1979. 8vo. softcover. 286pp. b/w illus. maps. very good. In 1974 the French military conducted their last atmospheric nuclear test. The Australian ketch La Flor, owned and skippered by the author, was the last protest yacht to sail into the testing area near Moru-roa atoll. It arrived too late for a critical confrontation. Out of touch with her supporters — and out of money — La Flor continued on her 15,000-mile odyssey, dropping anchor at dozens of islands between Pitcairn and Australia. Against the warp and woof of a sea-dog''s life the author presents a colourful embroidery of events and characters. Capsized. Grounded. A collision. Finally even arrest and imprisonment. The naval-gazings of a single-handed sailor. Encounters with kings and criminals, Prime Ministers and prostitutes, hermits, drug-runners, irate lovers, soldiers, sharks, storms.
Keywords: pacific nuclear testing french france polynesia protests la flor
Price: $5.00


Brandenburg, John E. & Paxson, Monica Rix.:  Dead Mars Dying Earth
Book Number: 35699
Dorset Element 1999. Large 8vo softcover 306pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: pollution environment nature earth
Price: $12.00


Beale, Bob:  The vanishing continent: Australia's degraded environment
Book Number: 37105
Sydney Hodder & Stoughton 1990 Small 4to hardcover 196pp index, colour illus. very good, owner's stamp on fep. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Australian degraded environment Beale Bob
Price: $12.00


Eckersley, Robyn:  Environmental and Political Theory - Toward and Ecocentric Approach
Book Number: 39282
UCL London 1992 8vo. Softcover. Very good. 274pp. Eckersley is one of a new breed of young environmental theorists who has the rare gift of synthesising a vast range of ideas into a simple, powerful vision. This book provides the most detailed and comprehensive examination of the impact of environmentalism upon contemporary political thought.
Keywords: Green politics
Price: $22.00


Cohen, Ian:  Green fire: A powerful account of the Australian environmental protest movement
Book Number: 41718
Angus & Robertson 1997 8vo softcover 268pp, b/w illus. very good, inscription on fep, possibly from author.
Keywords: Australian environmental protest movement Cohen Ian
Price: $12.00


Mitchell, Alanna:  Dancing at the Dead Sea. journey to the heart of environmental crisis
Book Number: 44329
Eden Project Books 2005 8vo softcover 300pp very good.
Keywords: Dancing at the Dead Sea Mitchell Alanna
Price: $8.00


Washington, Haydn G.:  A Sense of Wonder
Book Number: 45243
Ecosolution Consulting (Nullo Books), Rylstone, Australia, 2002 large 8vo. softcover. 112pp. index, b/w illus. very good. The author uses his experiences in Wollemi wilderness area to discuss the environmental crisis.
Keywords: australia australian wilderness blue mountains wollemi environmental crisis
Price: $6.00


D. Weston Allen:  The Weather Makers Re-Examined
Book Number: 55789
Irenic Publications 2011 large Trade Paperback. 390pp. Near Fine. Dr. Allen puts every chapter of Tim’ Flannery’s thesis on global warming alarmism under the spotlight of the most up-to-date scientific realism - in climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide, the reliability of the temperature records, sea levels, glaciers, the true state of the Arctic, Antarctic, Greenland, the Great Barrier Reef, extreme weather events, acidification of the oceans, oscillating Atlantic and Pacific currents and much more. The Weather Makers is shown to contain 23 misinterpretations, 28 contradictory statements, 31 untraceable or suspect sources, 45 failures to reflect uncertainty, 66 over-simplications or factual errors, 78 exaggerations and over a hundred unsupported dogmatic statements, many of them quite outlandish.
Keywords:
Price: $25.00


Flannery, Tim:  Here on Earth: an Argument for Hope
Book Number: 63556
Text Publishing, 2010. 8vo. softcover. 316pp. index, colour illus. Very good.
Keywords: climate change
Price: $10.00


Andrews, Peter:  Beyond the Brink: Peter Andrews' radical vision for a sustainable Australian landscape
Book Number: 64716
Harper Collins 2008 8vo softcover 231pp very good, spine faded. Peter Andrews is a racehorse breeder and farmer credited with remarkable success in converting degraded, salt-ravaged properties into fertile, drought-resistant pastures. His methods are so at odds with conventional scientific wisdom that for 30 years he has been dismissed and ridiculed as a madman. He has faced bankruptcy and family break-up. But now, on the brink of ecological disaster, leading politicians, international scientists and businessmen are beating a path to his door as they grapple with how best to alleviate the affects of drought on the Australian landscape. Described as a man who reads and understands the Australian landscape better than most scientists, supporters of Peter Andrews claim he has done what no scientist ever thought to do - he has restored streams and wetlands to the way they were before European settlement interfered with them. The startling results of his natural sequence farming are said to have been achieved very cheaply, simply and quickly.
Keywords: water management weeds Back from the Brink How Australia's Landscape can be Saved Andrews Peter
Price: $25.00