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  • Risk: An Introductionby Ben Ale

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 41.95

    Investments, global warming and crossing the road ? risk is a factor embedded in our everyday lives but do we really understand what it means, how it is quantified and how decisions are made? In six chapters Ben Ale explains the concepts, methods and procedures for risk analysis and in doing so provides an introductory understanding of risk perception,... more...

  • Visual Shockby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    In this lively narrative, award-winning author Michael Kammen presents a fascinating analysis of cutting-edge art and artists and their unique ability to both delight and provoke us. He illuminates America?s obsession with public memorials and the changing role of art and museums in our society. From Thomas Eakins?s 1875 masterpiece The Gross Clinic... more...

  • Compact Cabinsby Gerald Rowan

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2010; US$ 2.99

    In the woods, on a mountaintop, or at the water?s edge, a small cabin can fulfill big dreams. With attention to efficient living and minimizing energy footprints, Gerald Rowan provides 62 designs for compact and creative buildings that are flexible enough to fit whatever your needs may be. Rowan includes detailed floor plans with plenty of modular... more...

  • Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Bookby Duncan Cartlidge

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95

    This second edition of the Quantity Surveyor?s Pocket Book is fully updated in line with NRM1, NRM2 and JCT(11), and remains a must-have guide for students and qualified practitioners. Its focussed coverage of the data, techniques, and skills essential to the quantity surveying role make it an invaluable companion for everything from initial cost... more...

  • Cradle to Cradleby Michael Braungart; William McDonough

    Random House 2009; US$ 12.68

    'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that... more...

  • The Modulor and Modulor 2by Fondation Le Corbusier

    Birkhäuser 2000; US$ 70.00

    A fundamental work in the history of architecture - as a beautiful facsimile edition. more...

  • Bell Watchingby Edmund W. Jupp

    Intellect Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.00

    The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might. The first was Bridge Watching, and when this was put ''on the Net'' it produced, to the surprise of the author, such a pleasant flood of e-mail that another was written, called Water Watching.... more...

  • Procuring Innovative Architectureby Leon van Schaik; Geoffrey London

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 65.95

    The case studies in this book describe how clients? promotion of innovative communities of practice has led to important collections of architectural works. The book provides an assessment of the effectiveness of their approaches. Architects and clients will understand what to look for as they construct their careers and their portfolios with innovation... more...

  • The Castles on the Groundby J. M. Richards

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 16.03

    'There is the puzzle which it is the purpose of this book to try to elucidate. On the one hand, we have the alleged deficiencies of suburban taste; on the other we have the appeal it holds for ninety out of a hundred Englishmen, an appeal which cannot be explained away as some strange instance of mass aberration...' Sir James Richards (1907-1992),... more...

  • Embedded Commissioning of Building Systemsby Ömer Akin

    Artech House 2011; US$ 129.00

    In today’s digital, green, and consumer driven marketplace, it is critical to be knowledgeable about the latest approaches, tools and systems that can help you seamlessly and reliably conduct building performance verification assessments. This groundbreaking book provides you with a solid understanding of the underpinnings of embedded commissioning... more...