Castles and Dragons

Author: Lucy Peet

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140817393X

Category: Castles

Page: 64

View: 1165

Bang up to date with the new EYFS this exciting series of books helps practitioners working with 3-5 year olds integrate the newly proposed 7 areas of learning and 19 aspects into their planning and day to day activity. Owing to the fun, practical nature of the activities it is suitable for a wide range of setting, including schools, pre-schools, childminders and nurseries. Through the topic-based approach children will be involved in playing and exploring, active learning and creating and thinking critically. Each book contains six weeks of highly detailed planning with an activity for each specific area of learning. A unique feature of the series is the differentiation - activities are pitched at expected, emerging and exceeding levels so the practitioner can meet the needs of all the children in her setting.
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If You Lived Here

Houses of the World

Author: Giles Laroche

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547238924

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5233

Features intricately detailed, bas-relief collage spreads of dwellings in other world regions and historical times to explain how different people live and have lived--from a village house in South Africa that tells the story of its family to a floating green house in the Netherlands. 20,000 first printing.
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Houses Made of Wood and Light

The Life and Architecture of Hank Schubart

Author: Michele Dunkerley

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292742681

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 585

American architect Hank Schubart was regarded as a genius for finding the perfect site for a house and for integrating its design into the natural setting, so that his houses appear to be as native to the forest around them as the trees and rocks. Salt Spring Island, one of the Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada, offered him a place to create the kind of architecture that responded to its surroundings, and Schubart-designed homes populate the island. Built of wood and glass, suffused with light, and oriented to views, they display characteristic features: random-width cedar siding, exposed beams, rusticated stonework. Over time, Schubart’s homes on Salt Spring Island came to be considered uniquely Gulf Islands homes. This inviting book offers the first introduction to the life and architecture of West Coast modernist Henry A. Schubart, Jr. (1916–1998). While still in his teens, Schubart persuaded Frank Lloyd Wright to accept him as a Taliesin Fellow, and his year’s apprenticeship in the master’s workshop taught him principles of designing in harmony with nature that he explored throughout the rest of his life. Michele Dunkerley traces Schubart’s career from his early practice in San Francisco at the noted firm Wurster, Bernardi & Emmons, to his successful firm with Howard Friedman, to his most lasting professional achievements on Salt Spring Island, where he became the de facto community architect, designing more than 230 residential, commercial, educational, and religious projects. Drawing lessons from his mentors over his decades on the island, he forged an everyday architecture with his mastery of detail and inventiveness. In doing so, he helped define how the island could grow without losing its soul. Color photographs and site plans display Schubart’s remarkable homes and other commissions.
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Prefabulous World

Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Homes Around the Globe

Author: Sheri Koones

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125925

Category: Architecture

Page: 300

View: 4809

The rising cost of fuel and the growing commit­ment to protect the environment have sparked exciting innovations in prefab home construction. Showcasing the unlimited possibilities offered by prefabrication to build incredibly energy-efficient, green homes, Prefabulous World features sophisticated examples of eco-friendly home design in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, the United States, England, Germany, South Africa, and beyond. With floor plans, multiple images of the exterior and interior of each home, and an extensive resource section listing architects, builders, and suppliers, this book is a vibrantly illustrated yet practical guide that reveals how living in a beautiful, well-built, energy-efficient home is achievable for us all.
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Affordable Architecture

Great Houses on a Budget

Author: Stephen Crafti

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 186470392X

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 9604

This new book by Stephen Crafti showcases innovative budget-driven architecture. These new houses, extensive renovations, and kit homes illustrate how dreams can be achieved with restricted funds. Rather than attempting to fulfil endless wish lists, the architects and designers of these budget-conscious projects first assessed what was needed. With more than 40 projects from Europe, the US, Japan and Australia, this book effectively highlights the fact that strong ideas are often more valuable than unlimited budgets
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Second Life, Media, and the Other Society

Author: Phylis Johnson

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433106163

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 4602

This book examines the convergence of media in the largest residential virtual community to date in the gaming world: Second Life. This user content–driven platform has brought media makers and audiences together in interactive environments where news, entertainment, and art have become programming for virtual media networks with implications for traditional mainstream programming and distribution. New media moguls are emerging from Second Life and expanding to the larger Metaverse. This book explores media’s role in reporting and reflecting the social, political, and economic issues within Second Life and beyond, and includes more than a dozen interviews of active Second Life residents.
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Burning Wild

Author: Christine Feehan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101046546

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9513

Experience the feral passion of the Leopard people in this thrilling novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan. Bred by capricious parents for his innate leopard-shifting abilities, billionaire Jake Bannacotti has spent his life in an emotional vacuum—especially after a tragic twist of fate left him to raise his infant son alone. But when his path crosses that of an enigmatic young woman, Jake’s life takes a detour he never fathomed. There is something irresistible about Emma Reynolds—something Jake can’t live without. Hiring her as his son’s nanny will keep her close. And warm. And under watch. She’s the first human to stir something in Jake he’s never felt before. But she may not be at all what she seems. And what’s raging between them is pure animal instinct—out of control, burning wild, and as hot as the lick of a flame.
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Home

Author: Alison Blunt,Robyn Dowling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134319517

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 6172

‘Home’ is a significant geographical and social concept. It is not only a three-dimensional structure, a shelter, but it is also a matrix of social relations and has wide symbolic and ideological meanings; home can be feelings of belonging or of alienation; feelings of home can be stretched across the world, connected to a nation or attached to a house; the spaces and imaginaries of home are central to the construction of people’s identities. An essential guide to studying home and domesticity, this book locates ‘home’ within wider traditions of thought. It analyzes different sources, methods and examples in both historical and contemporary contexts; ranging from homes on the American frontier and imperial domesticity in British India, to Australian suburbs, multicultural London, and South Asian diasporic homes. The core argument of the book has three main parts that cut across each of its chapters: home-making identity and belonging homely and unhomely spaces. Each chapter includes text boxes and exercises and is well illustrated with cartoons, line drawings, and photographs. Outlining the social relations shaping, (and being influenced by) the geographies of home; and the imaginative as well as material importance of home, this book will be a valuable reference for students of geography, sociology, gender studies, and those interested in the home and domesticity.
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The New Sri Lankan House

Author: Robert Powell

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780675749

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

View: 301

The New Sri Lankan House charts the development of private houses in the 21st century in a variety of locations around the island. Most are the work of 'home-grown' architects, many of whom are indebted to the influence of the island's most famous son, Geoffrey Bawa. Through the inclusion of plans, sections and elevations, full-colour photographs and interviews with owners and architects, Powell traces the evolution of residence styles in both urban and rural areas. Of paramount importance are sustainability and suitability to site and climate, topics that Powell investigates in depth. Whether an architect, designer or simply somebody who enjoys looking at beautiful homes, The New Sri Lankan House will both educate and entertain.
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The Flaw in His Diamond

Author: Susan Stephens

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373132107

Category: Fiction

Page: 185

View: 9968

Trying to secure her family's diamond mine, Eva Skavanga travels to Count Roman Quisvada's Mediterranean Island where she finds she enjoys being the center of attention.
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Hidden Currents

Author: Christine Feehan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101061343

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 4409

In her Drake Sisters novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan delivers “everything her fans have come to expect” (Publishers Weekly). Now, she exceeds expectations as the fate of all seven sisters depends on the destiny of one... From afar, Sheriff Jackson Deveau has always loved Elle Drake, the youngest telepath of seven sisters. After a long time away she’s finally returning home to the small coastal village of Sea Haven. But someone has been following Elle, someone who doesn’t want her to make it back. And when Elle fails to arrive, her disappearance strikes fear in the hearts of everyone who loves her. Now it’s left to Jackson to uncover the mystery of Elle’s vanishing, and rescue her from an unseen danger. But Sea Haven is no longer safe for anyone, and it’ll take the powers of all the Drake sisters and their men to survive the coming storm.
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Take Shelter

At Home Around the World

Author: Nikki Tate,Dani Tate-Stratton

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1459807448

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9408

A roof, a door, some windows, a floor. All houses have them, but not all houses are alike. Some have wings (airplane homes), some have wheels (Romany vardoes), some float; some are made of straw, some of snow and ice. Some are enormous, some are tiny; some are permanent and some are temporary. But all are home. Take Shelter explores the way people live all over the world and beyond: from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from an underground house in Las Vegas to the International Space Station. Everywhere people live, they adapt to their surroundings and create unique environments, using innovative techniques to provide that most basic of needs: shelter.
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The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings

Author: Tess Ayers,Paul Brown

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615191518

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 3440

An updated edition of the classic planner, “a chatty, humorous compendium of traditions, advice, and wedding details geared for same-sex couples” (Publishers Weekly). Wedding planning is never easy—but for gay and lesbian couples, it presents unique challenges. On top of watching the budget and wrangling your family, you may be wondering: How should we word the invitations? Who can perform the ceremony? What should we say to those who ask, “ . . . why?” This trusty guide—first published when legal same-sex marriage was just a dream—tackles all that and more. Here are tips on finding the perfect venue, vows, outfits, cake, kit, and caboodle, as well as: Creative workarounds (Have you considered a home wedding?) Budget-friendly shortcuts (Supplement the tiered cake with a sheet cake.) The latest trends (How to buck the traditions that don’t work for you.) And sage wisdom, with a wink! (Rule #1: If you invite them, they may come!) If you’d rather stay crazy about each other than go crazy, The Essential Guide to Gay and Lesbian Weddings—filled with “witty, wise, and practical advice”—is for you (Library Journal). “All you need is love—and this book—to have a great wedding.” —Melissa Etheridge, musician and LGBT activist
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Verflixter Ratz

Author: Lauren Child

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551516237

Category:

Page: 32

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The Oxfam Poverty Report

Author: Kevin Watkins

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855983185

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 1236

Fifty years ago, the United Nations Charter proclaimed universal rights to shared prosperity, peace, and security. How far has that vision of world citizenship been realised? Despite advances in human welfare and technology, there is today a growing polarisation between rich and poor. One in four of the world's people live in absolute poverty, unable to meet their basic needs; armed conflict is affecting millions of people; and the global environment is under threat. Yet there is a failure of political will to address the silent emergency of poverty. The Oxfam Poverty Report draws on Oxfam's experience of working in over 70 countries, to examine the causes of poverty and conflict. It identifies the structural forces which deny people their basic rights, and gives a wide range of examples of the ways in which men and women are bringing about positive change at every level, from the household to the international arena. Oxfam believes that it is time to renew the UN vision of universal basic rights. The Report concludes by proposing policy and institutional reforms which would transform international institutions and trading relations, and calls for a new commitment to work together to eradicate poverty and bring sustainable peace and security for all the world's people.
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My World Of Islands

Author: Leslie Thomas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446456013

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Leslie Thomas's odyssey is a vivid, personal account of the most fascinating islands at the furthest reaches of the globe: to islands as distant and diverse as Saint-Pierre et Miquelon off Newfoundland and Great Barrier Island off New Zealand, and to places more familiar by name, including Nantucket, Fair Isle, Tahiti, and Capri, this journey voyages to the world's smaller places. Descriptive, evocative and liberally sprinkled with anecdotes, the book weaves together a tapestry of impressions. Beachcombing for local legends, geography, colonial history and maritime lore, Thomas's search for the mystique of these islands gives the reader a unique insight into an extraordinary and beautiful world of islands. 'My World of Islands reads as a paean to a past age... a reminder that the entire world has not yet been reduced to Frejus or Marbella' Times Literary Supplement
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Realms of history

the cemeteries of Staten Island

Author: Patricia M. Salmon,Staten Island Museum,Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5561

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Seattle's Floating Homes

Author: Erin Feeney

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073859542X

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 9651

Seattle's floating homes community began as a population of unregulated and inexpensive industrial houses in the late 1800s, yet it has evolved to become some of the most sought-after real estate in Seattle today. Little has been shared about this intimate and unique community that is characterized by eclectic architecture, diverse individuals, and a strong sense of community. It is hard to imagine Seattle without its floating homes, but there was a period of time when the community was considered undesirable and was almost driven from the city shores. This book explores the community history of floating homes in Seattle, tales from life on the dock, and the ongoing challenges of being a fringe neighborhood in the urban context of the city.
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