"An alphabetical exploration of the people, geography, animals, plants, history, and culture of Australia."
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.
This is a strictly limited edition box set, the publisher is not printing any more of the slip-case version. Once our stock is exhausted no more of the slipcase edition will be available!
The 2 volume set also includes colloquial terms, including rhyming slang and numerous lively and colourful idioms. Regional terms from different states and territories and terms from Aboriginal English.
New entries cover all aspects of Australian life, history, culture, and values, such as - barbecue stopper, bogan, budgie smugglers, bunny rug, captain's pick, chiko roll, chook lit, chroming, copha, corkie, couldn't run a chook raffle, do a Bradbury, drop bear, fairy bread, firie, goon bag, grommet, hip-pocket nerve, hornbag, humidicrib, karak, land of the fair go, marn grook, negative gearing, not happy Jan, pizzling, reg grundies, schmick, schoolies' week, seachanger, secret women's business, shirt-front, skippy, songline, spunk rat, trackie daks, ute muster and welcome to country.
There is detailed information on the origins of these unique Australian words, including comprehensive coverage of more than 550 words that have been borrowed from 100 Aboriginal languages.
Quotations from books, newspapers, diaries, etc., show how words have been used over time. More than 123,000 quotations illustrate the entries.
The Australian National Dictionary is the only comprehensive, historically based record of the words and meanings that make up Australian English. It is a unique lexical map of Australian history and culture.
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