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- Penguin Group Australia 2011; Not Available
'The more I learned, the more I realised this was an Australia I hardly knew. This was stormy weather Australia, an Australia of shipwrecks and sealers; of brutality and extermination; of folly and heroism; of wild weather and explorers in flimsy boats; of thousand-foot cliffs and amazing birds and strange vegetation; of places well-trodden ... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2013; US$ 27.00
Journeying to the most alien place on the planet, science writer Gabrielle Walker presents a biography of Antarctica, weaving its history of exploration with the science currently being conducted there. Walker gives us glimpses at the marvelous creatures clinging to life above and below the ice, the international community drawn to an existence of... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 9.99
Your effective tutorial for mastering Earth Science Why CliffsQuickReview Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need--fast! Written by teachers and educational specialists About the contents: The Earth's Structure * Earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes * Oceans and features of the ocean floor * Earth's layers *... more...
- Granta Publications 2014; US$ 26.67
Not so very long ago, our roads, our buildings, our gravestones and our monuments were built from local rock, our cities were powered by coal from Welsh mines, and our lamps were lit with paraffin from Scottish shale. At the height of the empire, British stone travelled across the world; to India and China, Sri Lanka and Argentina, Singapore and South... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99
There have been many books about Antarctica in the past, but all have focused on only one aspect of the continent - its science, its wildlife, the heroic age of exploration, personal experiences or the sheer awesome beauty of the landscape, for example - but none has managed to capture whole story, till now. Gabrielle Walker, author, consultant to... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99
The universe is a mind-boggling place, full of things seemingly too big and too small to understand. How can we visualise the minuscule world of the atom and the vastness of our galaxy? How can we grasp a billionth of a second and a billion years ? Or the freezing point of Helium and the heat generated by the blast of an atomic bomb?... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99
Did the Earth once undergo a super ice age, one that froze the entire planet? A global adventure story and a fascinating account of scientist Paul Hoffman's quest to prove his maverick ‘Snowball Earth' theory, this is science writing at its most gripping. In SNOWBALL EARTH, Gabrielle Walker takes us on a thrilling natural history expedition in... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 28.13
As an acoustic engineer, Trevor Cox has spent his career eradicating unwanted noises ? echoes in concert halls, clamour in classrooms. Until the day he heard something so astonishing that he had an epiphany: rather than quashing rare or bizarre sounds, we should be celebrating these sonic treasures. This is the story of his investigation... more...