On 19 March, 1932, after nine years of planning and building, more than a million Australians crossed the newly opened Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the world. This revised edition of Peter Spearitt's biography of the Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in March 2012. It tells the extraordinary story of the Bridge's design and construction, the drama of its official opening, and the way it has taken a central place in Sydney's celebrations and become a much-loved symbol of the city. The Bridge has inspired great art and drawn visitors from all over the world to marvel and climb it, yet is still so familiar that Sydneysiders refer to it endearingly as the coathanger. The Sydney Harbour Bridge celebrates not only a magnificent structure, but the people who use it.
Novelist Peter Carey draws the reader into a wild and wonderful journey of discovery and re-discovery of Sydney.
Our endeavour to understand the universe using observation and experiment - what we now call science - has yielded incredible results and has even revolutionised our lives. It has allowed us to study the basic building blocks of the colourful world around us: the chemical elements. We have even been able to travel back in time and tell the story of the elements from its very beginning. It is a story which stretches over billions of years - a timescale that defeats our imagination. This book takes us on a brief journey through space and time to tell the story of the creation of the chemical elements. We will journey from the beginning of the universe to the evolution of stars and their final death. We will also take a look at one of the most important and beautiful achievements in the history of science: the periodic table of the elements. The periodic table embodies the amazing order that exists among the elements, and its story is the story of discovering this order.
Collection of tales by the 19th century writer, Jessie Catherine Huybers who wrote under the pseudonym of TTasma'. There are nine pieces which reflect a woman's view of colonial Australia and Europe. They include early works from the years of her first marriage in rural Victoria as well as the products of her later years as the wife of a prominant Belgian. The author's other books include TUncle Piper of Piper's Hill' (1889) and numerous articles and short stories.
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