Architecture, from prehistory to postmodernity

Author: Marvin Trachtenberg,Isabelle Hyman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 624

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Isabelle Hyman is Professor of Fine Arts at New York University, College of Arts and Science.
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Energy: Its Use and the Environment

Author: Roger A. Hinrichs,Merlin H. Kleinbach

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133710840

Category: Education

Page: 640

View: 5828

ENERGY: ITS USE AND THE ENVIRONMENT, Fifth Edition, emphasizes the physical principles behind energy and its effects on our environment. The text explains the basic physical principles behind the use of energy, including the study of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, and atomic and nuclear physics. It also covers crucial environmental questions that currently are receiving much public attention, such as global warming, radioactive waste, municipal solid waste, and nuclear energy production materials. The text can be used in physics, technology, physical science, and environmental science courses for non-science majors. Many of the standard topics found in introductory physics textbooks are included. As a result, this book can be used as the text in a conceptual physics course with energy as the central theme. No math or other science prerequisite is necessary. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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An Essay on Architecture

In Which Its True Principles Are Explained, and Invariable Rules Proposed, for Directing the Judgement and Forming the Taste of the Gentleman and the Architect, With Regard to the Different Kinds of Buildings, the Embellishment O

Author: Marc-Antoine Laugier

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265227442

Category: Architecture

Page: 310

View: 6116

Excerpt from An Essay on Architecture: In Which Its True Principles Are Explained, and Invariable Rules Proposed, for Directing the Judgement and Forming the Taste of the Gentleman and the Architect, With Regard to the Different Kinds of Buildings, the Embellishment of Cities Delicacies-p R t-e F A 'c E. Delicacies of} therh.' They have wrote very learnedly of poetry, painting and muiic. The myf feries of thefe ingenious arts have been (0 nicely examined, that. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Modern Regionalism

The Architecture of Sarbjit Bahga

Author: Supreet Singh Bahga

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788193216699

Category: Architecture

Page: 298

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"MODERN REGIONALISM: The architecture of Sarbjit Bahga" is a monograph on the selected works of Indian architect Sarbjit Bahga. He has more than three-and-a-half decades of practical experience in designing of various types of buildings, complexes and large campuses. His completed works include an eclectic and impressive range of administrative, recreational, educational, medical, residential, commercial and agricultural buildings. His building designs are innovative and responsive to function, climate and materials. He is a staunch modernist and an ardent, yet not blind, admirer of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret and Louis Kahn. He is three-time recipient of the World Architecture Community Awards. His name has been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for designing the "longest covered concrete corridor" in Vidya Sagar Institute of Mental Health, Amritsar. The main focus of this book is to present a few selected works of the architect which portray his prolific approach to the designs of the diverse range of building types. Of more than 200 projects he has designed, only 54 have been included in this treatise. These projects have been subdivided into seven categories i.e., Office Buildings, Recreational Buildings, Educational Buildings, Healthcare Buildings, Residential Buildings, Public Infrastructure, and Agricultural Buildings. These projects cover a vast range of scale from a tiny house and office building to sprawling campuses. Irrespective of their scale, these projects portray the accumulated design philosophy of the architect which has been elaborated in detail in the second chapter, "About the Architect." The first chapter of the book titled, "Metamorphosis of Architecture in Post-Independent India" dwells on the transition, development and transformation of modern Indian architecture since 1947. The projects included in the next seven chapters have been explained both objectively and subjectively, and well-illustrated with photographs and drawings which are uniformly drawn in a minimalist manner. The last chapter titled "Biography," is a brief description of the architect's life, works, achievements, awards, honours, and publications. The book is authored by Supreet Singh Bahga, a Doctorate from Stanford University, USA, and Assistant Professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. Christopher Charles Benninger, a renowned American-Indian architect/planner, and allumnus of MIT, and Harvard University, USA, has written the foreword essay, "In Search of an Indian Architecture: Modern Regionalism." The book will be of immense value to the architects, urban designers, planners, engineers and the students of these disciplines. Apart from this, it will act as an important link between the past and future developments in the profession of architecture in the Indian context. Future historians will find a lot of valuable content in this compilation. It is an earnest attempt to keep the beacon of architecture glowing in the minds of the generations to come.
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The Internet Book

Everything You Need to Know about Computer Networking and How the Internet Works

Author: Douglas E. Comer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429824440

Category: Computers

Page: 376

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The Internet Book, Fifth Edition explains how computers communicate, what the Internet is, how the Internet works, and what services the Internet offers. It is designed for readers who do not have a strong technical background — early chapters clearly explain the terminology and concepts needed to understand all the services. It helps the reader to understand the technology behind the Internet, appreciate how the Internet can be used, and discover why people find it so exciting. In addition, it explains the origins of the Internet and shows the reader how rapidly it has grown. It also provides information on how to avoid scams and exaggerated marketing claims. The first section of the book introduces communication system concepts and terminology. The second section reviews the history of the Internet and its incredible growth. It documents the rate at which the digital revolution occurred, and provides background that will help readers appreciate the significance of the underlying design. The third section describes basic Internet technology and capabilities. It examines how Internet hardware is organized and how software provides communication. This section provides the foundation for later chapters, and will help readers ask good questions and make better decisions when salespeople offer Internet products and services. The final section describes application services currently available on the Internet. For each service, the book explains both what the service offers and how the service works. About the Author Dr. Douglas Comer is a Distinguished Professor at Purdue University in the departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has created and enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on computer networks and Internets, operating systems, computer architecture, and computer software. One of the researchers who contributed to the Internet as it was being formed in the late 1970s and 1980s, he has served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board, the group responsible for guiding the Internet’s development. Prof. Comer is an internationally recognized expert on computer networking, the TCP/IP protocols, and the Internet, who presents lectures to a wide range of audiences. In addition to research articles, he has written a series of textbooks that describe the technical details of the Internet. Prof. Comer’s books have been translated into many languages, and are used in industry as well as computer science, engineering, and business departments around the world. Prof. Comer joined the Internet project in the late 1970s, and has had a high-speed Internet connection to his home since 1981. He wrote this book as a response to everyone who has asked him for an explanation of the Internet that is both technically correct and easily understood by anyone. An Internet enthusiast, Comer displays INTRNET on the license plate of his car.
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Introductory Technical Mathematics

Author: John Peterson,Robert D. Smith

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285414497

Category: Mathematics

Page: 864

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With an emphasis on real-world math applications, the Sixth Edition of INTRODUCTORY TECHNICAL MATHEMATICS provides readers with current and practical technical math applications for today's sophisticated trade and technical work environments. Straightforward and easy to understand, this hands-on book helps readers build a solid understanding of math concepts through step-by-step examples and problems drawn from various occupations. Updated to include the most current information in the field, the sixth edition includes expanded coverage of topics such as estimation usage, spreadsheets, and energy-efficient electrical applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Mind in Architecture

Neuroscience, Embodiment, and the Future of Design

Author: Sarah Robinson,Juhani Pallasmaa

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262329093

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Although we spend more than ninety percent of our lives inside buildings, we understand very little about how the built environment affects our behavior, thoughts, emotions, and well-being. We are biological beings whose senses and neural systems have developed over millions of years; it stands to reason that research in the life sciences, particularly neuroscience, can offer compelling insights into the ways our buildings shape our interactions with the world. This expanded understanding can help architects design buildings that support both mind and body. In Mind in Architecture, leading thinkers from architecture and other disciplines, including neuroscience, cognitive science, psychiatry, and philosophy, explore what architecture and neuroscience can learn from each other. They offer historical context, examine the implications for current architectural practice and education, and imagine a neuroscientifically informed architecture of the future. Architecture is late in discovering the richness of neuroscientific research. As scientists were finding evidence for the bodily basis of mind and meaning, architecture was caught up in convoluted cerebral games that denied emotional and bodily reality altogether. This volume maps the extraordinary opportunity that engagement with cutting-edge neuroscience offers present-day architects. ContributorsThomas D. Albright, Michael Arbib, John Paul Eberhard, Melissa Farling, Vittorio Gallese, Alessandro Gattara, Mark L. Johnson, Harry Francis Mallgrave, Iain McGilchrist, Juhani Pallasmaa, Alberto Pérez-Gómez, Sarah Robinson
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Exploring Medical Anthropology

Author: Donald Joralemon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315470594

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 9370

Now in its fourth edition, Exploring Medical Anthropology provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author’s personal research experiences are utilized to explain some of the discipline’s most important insights, such as that biology and culture matter equally in the human experience of disease and that medical anthropology can help to alleviate human suffering. The text has been thoroughly updated for the fourth edition, including fresh case studies and a new chapter on drugs. It contains a range of pedagogical features to support teaching and learning, including images, text boxes, a glossary, and suggested further reading.
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Oggi In Italia

Author: Franca Merlonghi,Ferdinando Merlonghi,Joseph Tursi,Brian O'Connor

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133421369

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 6501

OGGI IN ITALIA is an introductory Italian program featuring a balanced four-skills approach to language learning. OGGI includes various perspectives of Italian culture, ranging from its rich, historical legacy to current changes affecting the country and culture. This allows students to practice the basics of the language and develop oral communication skills in a variety of contexts, while learning about contemporary Italian life and culture. OGGI IN ITALIA also offers the material in a 3-Volume Split format that allows maximum choice and value to the student buyer and to provide the most flexibility for either the 1,2, or 3-semester course sequence. All 3-Volume Splits include the complete front and back matter. In Volume 2, Textbook Modules 7-12 are featured. Volume 1 features Textbook Modules P-6, and Volume 3 features Textbook Modules 13-18. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Introduction to Microbiology

A Case History Approach

Author: John L. Ingraham,Catherine A. Ingraham

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534394653

Category: Medical

Page: 737

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Would you like to bring guest lectures like researchers, physicians, or fellow instructors into you microbiology course? With this third edition of INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY you get the perspective of all of those three professionals. John Ingraham, a professor of microbiology at University of California at Davis, and Catherine Ingraham, his daughter and a practicing physician, utilize their experience within a case history approach complemented by a great technology package. Each chapter in INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY now consistently begins with a case history, which John Ingraham has found very motivational to students who are new to the study of basic science. Because Catherine Ingraham studied to become a physician by interviewing patients, determining causes and implementing solutions, she knows mastry comes from high interest human stories rather than clinical presentations. Many of the case histories found in this book are taken from Catherine's experience as a physician. This combination of experiences and talent brings a case-based quality to every lecture and homework session. This unique author team also provides up-to-the-minute currency. Coverage of new microbial "events" such as biological warfare, studied by John and its effects prepared for in Catherine's office, keeps students interested. The authors also highlight reemerging diseases, such as tuberculoses and smallpox. As with previous editions, this book takes a "body systems" organization. Students are exposed to the unknown, the world of the microbes, through the known, and the different parts of their own bodies. And, because art is so important, there is again a multimedia manager with this title, but with more exciting capabilities than ever before. Instructors receive powerful PowerPoint slides for all the illustrations, tables and figures from the text, plus several animations are at your fingertips.
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Bridging English

Author: Joseph O. Milner,Lucy F. Milner,Joan F Mitchell

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134198158

Category: Education

Page: 552

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Comprehensive, theoretically sound, and practical, Bridging English captures what students need to know in order to enter today’s secondary English classrooms with confidence, while engaging students with purposeful, dynamic lessons. Appreciated as more than a general introduction to English education, this is a textbook that students take from their college coursework into their own classrooms as the anchor reference source in their professional libraries. While clarifying and expanding on the information in the previous editions, this new edition addresses new developments in the field of English education, of education generally, and of the culture, particularly issues relating to today’s diverse students, mounting pressures of accountability, and the use of technology in teaching and learning. Each chapter presents conceptual frameworks, a multitude of tested teaching activities, and invitations to reflect on both. Included are chapter organizers, numerous boxed figures, tables, teaching activities, invitations to reflect, and an exhaustive index. The result is a book that is easily accessible for the new teacher just building an instructionalfoundation,and for the established teacher searching for new ways to enliven the classroom.
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We Modern People

Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity

Author: Anindita Banerjee

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Science fiction emerged in Russia considerably earlier than its English version and instantly became the hallmark of Russian modernity. We Modern People investigates why science fiction appeared here, on the margins of Europe, before the genre had even been named, and what it meant for people who lived under conditions that Leon Trotsky famously described as “combined and uneven development.” Russian science fiction was embraced not only in literary circles and popular culture, but also by scientists, engineers, philosophers, and political visionaries. Anindita Banerjee explores the handful of well-known early practitioners, such as Briusov, Bogdanov, and Zamyatin, within a much larger continuum of new archival material comprised of journalism, scientific papers, popular science texts, advertisements, and independent manifestos on social transformation. In documenting the unusual relationship between Russian science fiction and Russian modernity, this book offers a new critical perspective on the relationship between science, technology, the fictional imagination, and the consciousness of being modern.
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Fashionable Nonsense

Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science

Author: Alan Sokal,Jean Bricmont

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1466862408

Category: Science

Page: 272

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In 1996 physicist Alan Sokal published an essay in Social Text--an influential academic journal of cultural studies--touting the deep similarities between quantum gravitational theory and postmodern philosophy. Soon thereafter, the essay was revealed as a brilliant parody, a catalog of nonsense written in the cutting-edge but impenetrable lingo of postmodern theorists. The event sparked a furious debate in academic circles and made the headlines of newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. Now in Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science, Sokal and his fellow physicist Jean Bricmont expand from where the hoax left off. In a delightfully witty and clear voice, the two thoughtfully and thoroughly dismantle the pseudo-scientific writings of some of the most fashionable French and American intellectuals. More generally, they challenge the widespread notion that scientific theories are mere "narrations" or social constructions.
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Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance

Author: Larry Chastain

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135150962

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 338

View: 6519

An exceptionally readable training resource designed in a flexible “stand-alone” chapter format, this modern book gives future industrial technicians a solid foundation in basic theory coupled with a practical “hands-on” approach that includes exposure to real-life equipment used in the industry today. Using a direct and straightforward style of writing that has won praise from readers , it focuses on the needs of industrial mechanics, technicians and engineers working with industrial mechanical and power transmission products, and integrates safety and troubleshooting components within each chapter to encourage diagnostic skill-building.
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Rethinking Architecture

A Reader in Cultural Theory

Author: Neil Leach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134796285

Category: Architecture

Page: 432

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Brought together for the first time - the seminal writing on architecture by key philosophers and cultural theorist of the twentieth century. Issues around the built environment are increasingly central to the study of the social sciences and humanities. The essays offer a refreshing take on the question of architecture and provocatively rethink many of the accepted tenets of architecture theory from a broader cultural perspective. The book represents a careful selection of the very best theoretical writings on the ideas which have shaped our cities and our experiences of architecture. As such, Rethinking Architecture provides invaluable core source material for students on a range of courses.
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Mastering the World of Psychology

Author: Ellen Green Wood,Samuel E. Wood,Denise Boyd

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134551907

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 7043

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Introductory Psychology An introduction to psychology that focuses on applications to students’ own lives Mastering the World of Psychology provides students a solid introduction to the diverse field of psychology — and how it applies to their lives. Authors Samuel Wood, Ellen Green Wood, and Denise Boyd present theory and research in an engaging and accessible fashion, with plenty of opportunities for students to test their understanding and hone their critical-thinking skills. The Sixth Edition has been thoroughly updated and now incorporates several contemporary themes in order to give students an up-to-date view of the discipline. NOTE: This ISBN is for a Pearson Books a la Carte edition: a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf text. In addition to the flexibility offered by this format, Books a la Carte editions offer students great value, as they cost significantly less than a bound textbook. Mastering the World of Psychology, Sixth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
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Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412833783

Category: Education

Page: 449

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Science is continually confronted by new and difficult social and ethical problems. Some of these problems have arisen from the transformation of the academic science of the prewar period into the industrialized science of the present. Traditional theories of science are now widely recognized as obsolete. In Scientific Knowledge and Its Social Problems (originally published in 1971), Jerome R. Ravetz analyzes the work of science as the creation and investigation of problems. He demonstrates the role of choice and value judgment, and the inevitability of error, in scientific research. Ravetz's new introductory essay is a masterful statement of how our understanding of science has evolved over the last two decades.
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Beebe

Concis Public Speaki Handbo_5

Author: Steven A. Beebe,Susan J. Beebe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134380902

Category:

Page: 288

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Drawing Futures

Speculations in Contemporary Drawing for Art and Architecture

Author: Bob Sheil,Frédéric Migayrou,Luke Pearson,Laura Allen

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1911307266

Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 1822

Drawing Futures brings together international designers and artists for speculations in contemporary drawing for art and architecture.Despite numerous developments in technological manufacture and computational design that provide new grounds for designers, the act of drawing still plays a central role as a vehicle for speculation. There is a rich and long history of drawing tied to innovations in technology as well as to revolutions in our philosophical understanding of the world. In reflection of a society now underpinned by computational networks and interfaces allowing hitherto unprecedented views of the world, the changing status of the drawing and its representation as a political act demands a platform for reflection and innovation. Drawing Futures will present a compendium of projects, writings and interviews that critically reassess the act of drawing and where its future may lie.Drawing Futures focuses on the discussion of how the field of drawing may expand synchronously alongside technological and computational developments. The book coincides with an international conference of the same name, taking place at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in November 2016. Bringing together practitioners from many creative fields, the book discusses how drawing is changing in relation to new technologies for the production and dissemination of ideas.
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