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  • Natural Gas: Exploration & Properties

    Natural Gas: Exploration and Properties is the 1st volume in a series of textbooks to be continued with Natural Gas: Operations and Transport (2nd volume), as well as Natural Gas: Customers and Consuming Industries (3rd volume). This series will end with a 4th volume Natural gas: Economics and Environment. The aim of this series is to provide a student with the basic tools required when following the flow of gas from the reservoir to the burner tip.

    The first chapters or sections of Natural Gas: Exploration and Properties provide an overview of the market environment and the geological environment with reference to natural gas. Natural gas properties and characteristics are dealt with subsequently, while phase diagrams relating to gas reservoirs form part of an additional chapter. Geophysical- and formation evaluation methods are further described in the following sections. The text ultimately ends with an introduction to the principles relating to fluid- and gas flow, as well as to the formation testing of gas reservoirs.

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  • Natural Gas: Operations and Transport

    Natural Gas: Operations and Transport is the second volume in a series of textbooks following Natural Gas: Exploration and Properties (first volume).

    This series is continued with Natural Gas: Customers and Consuming Industries (third volume) and Natural Gas: Economics and Environment (fourth volume). The aim of this series is to provide a student with the basic tools required when following the flow of gas from the reservoir to the burner tip.

    The first chapter of Natural Gas: Operations and Transport deals with the chemical composition of raw gas and the contaminants contained within. Subsequently a variety of methods for gas purification and processing are discussed. Natural gas compression and pipeline transport are addressed during the following sections of this text. Alternative means of transport in connection with natural gas liquefaction and LNG shipment are highlighted in the last chapter of this second volume.

     

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  • New Balloons

    Can you imagine sucking air through the tiny hole in your closed fist or spending twenty-four hours sucking air in and out through a plastic straw? Imagining is hard when breath comes easily to you. It is something humans do every day. Something we all take for granted. Breathing was a luxury Leanne thought she would always have… until it was taken away from her.

    Cystic fibrosis stole Leanne’s young life, acquainting her with a journey of failing health and, ultimately, leaving her knocking on death’s door. The propitious hopes of a medical miracle became a life line, with a double lung transplant being Leanne’s only hope for survival.

    New Balloons is a passionate and honest memoir that will take you on a physical and emotional roller coaster ride of life with failing lungs. Wearing her heart on her sleeve, Leanne faces her own death with a valiant strength and resilience, reminding us of the most important things in life. Hope resonates through her words and draws the reader into a warm repository of emotion. Her positivity in the face of adversity echoes of a reality very few of us have faced. A candid and thoughtful insight into organ donation through the eyes of a lucky and grateful recipient.

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  • On the Buses

    ERG’s Melbourne Project was Automated Fare Collection system for the Ministry of Transport. It was reported to be the world’s first multi modal system enabling patrons to utilise the same ticket for bus, rail and tram travel. ERG employed over 100 staff on the project. The architecture was a large distributed computing environment ranging from vehicle based fare devices through Unix depot computers to central mainframes.

    When I commenced, construction had just begun at the individual device level and overall architectural issues were a major concern. An intensive period of backfilling industry standard processes, strategically planning the development of the three main sub systems in parallel, resolving critical system integration issues and enabling full end to end testing resulted in all three sub-systems being delivered on schedule. From August 95 through to February 96 some 24 Formal Deliverables were all delivered on schedule.

    AES constructed all vehicle and platform device software. It was written in embedded C, running on OS/9 and utilized bisynchronous Communications. AES also developed the Unix based Depot Computers which acted as data concentrators in collection, and gateways for distribution of fare, route and table data throughout the network. Ticket Vending Machines were developed with EFTPOS, Contactless Smart Cards and Magnetic Striped Tickets.

    The Software Group comprised 70 people with 8 Team Leaders reporting to Lawrie at peak development.

    Overall the system we were constructing was structured in a hierarchy of “levels” which meshed in with each other to capture a fare from a commuter, pass it up to the clearing house and distribute funds to the service providers. The Card Issuer and the Central Body would at the same time, be transmitting their data downward and imposing Issuer rules on the governance of all fare collection, validation and transmittal processes.

     

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  • Otto the Otter’s Muddy Puddle

    Otto the Otter is in trouble.
    His pond is a mess and a muddle
    from the trash of tourists
    who are less than subtle.
    To save his home he needs some muscle.
    Can Otto rescue his friends
    and together clean up this muddy puddle?

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  • Paradise Pearl

    A  play for schools and other theatre.

    When Jack and Sophie come across a treasure box in their dad’s cupboard, the last thing they expected was for it to lead to Paradise island. A place where Pirates are Gangsters and the locals want to cook them in soup.

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  • Payback – A gripping multi-national crime action thriller

    An aboriginal massacre. A CIA agent gone rogue. The hunt is on!

    Part-Aboriginal Sydney lawyer Cory, devastated by the loss of his family and friends, accepts the aid of ex-ASIO officer Martin to help track the fugitive and bring him to justice.

    Through crocodile infested waters of Cape York, North Queensland to the dry Savannahs of South Africa, the fugitive utilises his shady contacts to outrun his punishment.

    Can Cory bring him home to face justice?

    Will it be court trial or aboriginal tribal justice?

    This gripping multi-national crime action thriller will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

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  • Petal – The Other Side of Suicide

    ‘I often wonder just how I managed to survive the loss of my Mark to suicide – the pain almost crippled me in so many ways. I have always been a believer that everything happens for a reason… but THIS… Suicide… there was no rhyme and no reason it seemed. Suicide always leaves you with so many WHY’S… which led me on a journey to find out WHY… bringing more pain at each discovery.’

    In 1998, Tanya French was a busy and happy wife and mother of three, doing just what every other mother does – to do her utmost to give her family the best life they could possibly have – whilst simultaneously managing a highly successful international company with her husband, Mark.

    Then, her world and that of her family changed dramatically when Mark suddenly and tragically took his own life, sending her family, friends, and a whole town into total shock. This man – this outgoing, vivacious, talented, funny, life of the party – had ended his own life, prompting Tanya to set out on a journey to understand why he would choose to end his life so tragically and so violently and why he would leave those that loved him so much.

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  • Poseidon’s Academy

    Getting sucked into a whirlpool, sleeping in monster-infested woods, and battling psycho sea-nymphs was not how Hailey planned to spend her first year of high school. But when you’re the only Zeus in the world, life tends to get a bit complicated.

    The Great Battle saw the world changed forever when humans killed the gods and absorbed their powers. One power was coveted above all others: Zeus’s. Thirteen-year-old Hailey Woods is the first Zeus in over a century. Unlike everyone else, she hates her powers because of an ancient prophecy that claims a Zeus will have to save the world someday. Hailey doesn’t want to save the world. She wants to be a normal teenager. Poseidon’s Academy, an underwater palace where her powers don’t work, was meant to give her that opportunity. But when she arrives, she discovers the sea-nymphs living there are plotting to resurrect the gods, and Hailey must find a way to stop them before they can enact the prophecy. So much for normal!

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  • Project Thirteen

    “Dispose of the body and find a new one. Project Thirteen begins immediately.”

    A dozen failures. A search for a new body. On faraway planet Nordelta, paranoid despot Rashmir Fendel commissions scientist after scientist to create the perfect weapon. Imbued with a mysterious substance, these projects fail time and time again until Ignatius Dragomirov creates Project Thirteen.

    When peacekeeping organisation the Byzantium Order catches wind of this experiment, they pounce, only to lose their quarry on planet Earth. While Project Thirteen remains stranded, she must adapt to survive this new environment. Camouflage. Patience. Vulnerability. All things she must become accustomed to in her first few dangerous days of life.

    But how does one defeat perfection?

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  • Rainbow People

    We live in a world of individual differences. Yet when you take a closer look at anyone at all, you find that, essentially, we are all the same. This book tells you why that is.

    The author shares with you the informative and entertaining stories of her life work journey with disabled people. She relates how her path was ‘intercepted’ by a special group of individuals early in her career and how that experience led to a change in her direction.

    Her messages will not only uplift and inspire you as a support worker or carer, you will feel a sense of pride to take on those roles. The disabled Barbara met along her path will ‘show and tell’ you how to focus on their abilities – often without saying a word. Yet with their collective ‘voice’, they can teach you more about yourself as well.

    For those of you who feel ignorant of what it means to be Intellectually Disable, then you will be pleasantly surprised when you meet many of them in this thought provoking and joyful book. Each individual invites you to join them through their own stories with a promise to gladden your heart and put a smile on your face.

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  • Red Dust Dreams

    This is a book about the largest part of Australia. It provides written testimony to the way the people out there live, focussing on the domestic front.
    Much of the content of most other books, documentaries, TV programmes and movies dealing with outback Australia focusses more on the outdoor side of life, only touching on the domestic side.

    There is also a lot of history that is in danger of being lost forever. Some of this has been captured in this book.
    The world needs this book.

    UNIQUE ANGLES

    In my book I have tried to:

    •    Focus on the domestic side of life;
    •    Show that despite huge distances, the people out there can still socialise;
    •    Explain the way many different aspects are coped with in such isolation;
    •    Also describe the feelings of those people who have made the mammoth move from life in urban Australia out to the outback;

    READER BENEFITS

    •    The reader will learn about how those people live;
    •    Through the images in each chapter, the reader will also see how spectacular the outback really is;
    •    Children will learn the reality of where meat, milk, vegetables and fruit come from;
    •    Readers will learn how people can survive without the convenience of shops;
    •    Readers will gain a bit of an idea of just how mammoth some of these stations are;

    COMPETING WORKS

    Many of the books currently on the market appear to focus on only one or two stations or only one state. None seems to have focussed on the domestic side of life.
    Women of the Outback by Sue Williams (Penguin Group, 2008). Looks at the lives of 14 different women of the land, but from what I can ascertain none of the ‘nitty gritty’ has been covered;
    Women of the Land by Liz Harfull (Allen & Unwin, 2012). Looks at the lives of a further eight different women, but again not a lot of that ‘nitty gritty’ is included;
    Outback Stations by Evan McHugh (Penguin, 2012). This book appears to cover much of the history leading up to and including detail about life on the stations. While it does delve into some of the positives and negatives facing the women particularly, there is not a lot of detail and again it does not go into a lot of domestic detail.

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  • Self Propelled – Moving Forward in Life

    Life is full of twists and turns, roadblocks and detours, but there are no shortcuts in this life. With the help of our friends and family and a few signs left by our mentors before us, we learn to find our way.

    My life so far has been one hell of a journey and I was able to cope, survive, and ultimately conquer my fears, using the skills I acquired as a government consultant and community counsellor.
    After writing my life’s story, A Bonza Life: The Story of a Baby Boomer, the positive reception I received impelled me to share the steps I have presented to thousands of baby boomers over the last twenty years to help them prepare for a meaningful future.

    In this book, I outline a map for boomers to prepare mentally and financially for an extended career, re-entry into the workforce, and a retirement that is longer than expected and well-overdue.

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  • Senlac

    Senlac is an anti-war love story.

    Classical composer Jack Stalwart is called up to go to war. The night before he leaves, in a vivid dream of the Norman invasion of England, Jack’s dilemma of being torn between his family and his country is mirrored by the Saxon hero King Harold as both are forced to make a stand in the struggle for peace.

    Sometimes quirky and funny, sometimes caustic and heartbreakingly sad. Senlac looks at tomorrow through a prism of the past, and shines a spotlight on the pathway for today.

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  • So Big the Land

    As a tender young townie in the revolutionary sixties, Sue steps away from all that is familiar to spend her life with a man she has known for three weeks, and with little prelude is thrown into the deep-end of a gritty farming life in a man’s world.

    A life of hard work on untamed lands, a two year odyssey through the Outback, and months spent in a remote Aboriginal community reveal to Sue the very character of the Australian landscape.

    This is the story of one woman’s metamorphosis from timid, imaginative child to resilient worldly woman – a profound journey of self-discovery through tragedy, life-threatening adventure, and overwhelming joy.

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  • Spirit of Self

    Beautifully illustrated, the gentle guidance of Spirit of Self can show children how find their own inner strength and essence. It will help them to understand their own thoughts and feelings, guiding them through many challenges during childhood and lay a foundation for their later years.

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