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  • Conventionby David Lewis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 46.95

    Convention was immediately recognized as a major contribution to the subject and its significance has remained undiminished since its first publication in 1969. Lewis analyzes social conventions as regularities in the resolution of recurring coordination problems-situations characterized by interdependent decision processes in which common... more...

  • Material Revolutionby Sascha Peters

    Birkhäuser 2011; US$ 84.00

    Since it is now clear that in the future many raw materials will only be available to us in limited quantities, scientists have for some time been conducting intensive research into possible alternatives. Sustainability is the order of the day and the magic word for a better future in politics and industry. Moreover, environmental consciousness... more...

  • A Global History of Architectureby Francis D. K. Ching; Mark M. Jarzombek; Vikramaditya Prakash

    Wiley 2011; US$ 95.00

    Praise for the First Edition "Because of its exceptionally wide perspective, even architectural historians who do not teach general survey courses are likely to enjoy and appreciate it." — Annali d'architettura "Not only does A Global History of Architecture own the territory (of world architecture), it pulls off this audacious task... more...

  • Sustainable Preservationby Jean Carroon; Richard Moe

    Wiley 2011; US$ 85.00

    A guide to green strategies for preservation and adaptive reuse—and the power of preservation/reuse as a green strategy. Buildings account for nearly forty percent of both total energy use and carbon emissions in the United States. With one of the country's leading preservation architects as your guide, Sustainable Preservation explores the... more...

  • Evidenceby Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Once a crime has been committed, police search for evidence to identify, catch, and convict the perpetrators. This new title examines different types of evidence, how police identify and use them, and how that evidence is then applied in court. Evidence also looks at how key types of evidence have affected real-life criminal cases, the increasing role... more...

  • Towards a New Architectby Yasmin Shariff; Jane Tankard

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 41.95

    After three years of education, architecture students have to start out on their first year of practical training as the initial step in a career in the professional world--all too often without enough clear advice to make sure that their first step is in the right direction. Towards a New Architect helps you to make the right moves. It explores how... more...

  • Sustainable Design of Research Laboratoriesby KlingStubbins

    Wiley 2011; US$ 95.00

    Architecture, Sustainable Design A comprehensive book on the sustainable design of research laboratories Today's research laboratories are complex and difficult building types to design, and making them sustainable adds more obstacles. Written by members of the well-known firm KlingStubbins, under the guidance of its Directors of Laboratory Planning,... more...

  • Architecture, Crisis and Resuscitationby Tahl Kaminer

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 59.95

    Studying the relation of architecture to society, this book explains the manner in which the discipline of architecture adjusted itself in order to satisfy new pressures by society. Consequently, it offers an understanding of contemporary conditions and phenomena, ranging from the ubiquity of landmark buildings to the celebrity status of architects.... more...

  • Third World Modernismby Duanfang Lu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 57.95

    This set of essays brings together studies that challenge interpretations of the development of modernist architecture in Third World countries during the Cold War. The topics look at modernism?s part in the transnational development of building technologies and the construction of national and cultural identity. Architectural modernism is far more... more...

  • Lärmmessung im Betriebby Jürgen H. Maue

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2011; US$ 50.96

    Die LärmVibrationsArbSchV verpflichtet Unternehmen, die Lärmexposition an Arbeitsplätzen fachkundig zu ermitteln. Maschinenhersteller müssen nach der EG-Maschinenrichtlinie die Geräuschemission ihrer Produkte erfassen und angeben. Bekanntes Problem dabei bisher: sehr umfangreiche, schwer verständliche Messnormen. Dr. Jürgen H. Maue, Leiter des Referats... more...