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  • Lights Outby Ted Koppel

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 26.00 US$ 19.50

    In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America?s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared.   Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are... more...

  • How Structures Workby David Yeomans

    Wiley 2015; US$ 61.95

    Structural engineering is central to the design of a building. How the building behaves when subjected to various forces ? the weight of the materials used to build it, the weight of the occupants or the traffic it carries, the force of the wind etc ? is fundamental to its stability. The alliance between architecture and structural engineering is... more...

  • Eco-Home Design Guideby Christopher Day

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 21.86

    Designing an eco home is as much about working with your natural surroundings as it is about planning to use the right materials for your building. In this book, Christopher Day draws on his extensive experience to explain the key principles of eco-home design, focussing on natural methods rather than expensive technology. Beautifully illustrated,... more...

  • Inspection, Evaluation and Maintenance of Suspension Bridges Case Studiesby Sreenivas Alampalli; William J. Moreau

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 149.95

    An Insiders? Guide to Inspecting, Maintaining, and Operating Bridges Suspension bridges are graceful, aesthetic, and iconic structures. Due to their attractiveness and visibility, they are well-known symbols of major cities and countries in the world. They are also essential form of transportation infrastructure built across large bodies of... more...

  • Mechanics of Functionally Graded Material Structuresby Isaac Elishakoff; Demetris Pentaras; Cristina Gentilini

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 163.00

    Mechanics of Functionally Graded Material Structures is an authoritative and fresh look at various functionally graded materials, customizing them with various structures. The book is devoted to tailoring material properties to the needed structural performance. The authors pair materials with the appropriate structures based upon their purpose and... more...

  • Conservation of Historic Brick Structuresby Norbert Baer; Fitz Livingstone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 90.00

    Despite the widespread use of brick construction throughout the world, there has been no major investigation into its deterioration and durability. This book provides the results of a major international study led by West Germany which examines the causes of decay in addition to the treatment and methods of conserving brickwork and historic mortars.... more...

  • Brickwork: History, Technology and Practice: v.2by Gerard C.J. Lynch

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.00

    This series of books offers an in depth guide to all aspects of brickwork and bricklaying practice. Gerard Lynch, author of the guide to "Guaged Brickwork", has put together these comprehensive and instructive volumes, linking past knowledge and practices with modern skills and materials, so that both can be fully examined and understood. At a time... more...

  • Cleaning Historic Buildings: v. 2by Nicola Ashurst

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 65.00

    What happens to the fabric of a historic building if it is not cleaned? What is soiling, how does it affect the building? What cleaning methods should be used? This second of a comprehensive two-volume guide addresses these important and controversial questions, along with many others, and offers practical guidance on appropriate cleaning techniques,... more...

  • Heritage and Identityby J.M. Fladmark; Thor Heyerdahl

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Was the shaping of nation states in Northern Europe governed by military might, or by Christian and democratic ideals? How has trade and cross-cultural exchange between Scandinavia and the British Isles shaped our historic identities, and what about the impact of global politics and marketing in recent times? These are some of the questions explored... more...

  • Roof Slating and Tilingby Frank Bennett; Alfred Pinion

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    This facsimile edition of Bennett and Pinion's classic work, first published in 1935, provides an invaluable source of information on all aspects of the slating and tiling industry. It examines the various types of roof coverings that were traditionally used, such as slates, clay tiles and shingles, and includes basic aspects such as sorting and holding... more...