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  • The Rise of the Robotsby Martin Ford

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 18.99

    Intelligent algorithms are already well on their way to making white collar jobs obsolete: travel agents, data-analysts, and paralegals are currently in the firing line. In the near future, doctors, taxi-drivers and ironically even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by 'robots'. Without a radical reassessment of our economic and political... more...

  • Sustainable Materials without the hot airby Julian Allwood; Jonathan Cullen

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 29.15

    Materials, transformed from natural resources into the buildings, equipment, vehicles and goods that underpin our remarkable lifestyle, are made with amazing efficiency. But our growing demand is not sustainable. This optimistic and richly-informed book evaluates all the options and explains how we can greatly reduce the amount of material demanded... more...

  • Clay and lime renders, plasters and paintsby Katy Bryce; Adam Weismann

    UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2015; US$ 29.15

    This book was previously published under the title Using Natural Finishes. With the increasing awareness of eco-building techniques alongside the desire to make our homes healthier, the historical benefits of using natural renders and paints are being rediscovered. Clay and Lime Renders, Plasters and Paints is an in-depth guide to the selection, mixing... more...

  • Social Enterprise in the Construction Industryby Martin Loosemore; Dave Higgon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Through the emerging lens of social enterprise, this book examines how the global construction industry can engage more effectively with the communities in which it builds, addressing disadvantage and environmental degradation to leave a positive legacy for future generations. Combining insights from leading research and real-life case studies of... more...

  • Elevator Traffic Handbookby Gina Barney; Lutfi Al-Sharif

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    This second edition of this well-respected book covers all aspects of the traffic design and control of vertical transportation systems in buildings, making it an essential reference for vertical transportation engineers, other members of the design team, and researchers. The book introduces the basic principles of circulation, outlines traffic design... more...

  • Transient Free Surface Flows in Building Drainage Systemsby John Swaffield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 144.00

    Climate change will present a series of challenges to engineers concerned with the provision of both building internal appliance drainage networks and rainwater systems within the building boundary, generally identified as the connection to the sewer network. Climate change is now recognised as presenting both water shortage and enhanced rainfall... more...

  • Recovery from Disasterby Ian Davis; David Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Disasters can dominate newspaper headlines and fill our TV screens with relief appeals, but the complex long-term challenge of recovery?providing shelter, rebuilding safe dwellings, restoring livelihoods and shattered lives?generally fails to attract the attention of the public and most agencies. On average 650 disasters occur each year. They affect... more...

  • Pavement Materials for Heat Island Mitigationby Hui Li

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 150.00

    About 90 percent of this excessive heat is due to buildings and pavements that absorb and store solar heat (According to the Green Buildings Council). The only reference that focuses specifically on pavements, Pavement Materials for Heat Island Mitigation: Design and Management Strategies explores different advanced paving materials, their properties,... more...

  • Ground Motion and Engineering Seismologyby A.S. Cakmak

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 93.95

    Despite advances in the field of geotechnical earthquake engineering, earthquakes continue to cause loss of life and property in one part of the world or another. The Third International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 22nd to 24th June 1987, provided an opportunity for participants... more...

  • Hydrodynamics of Oceans and Atmospheresby Carl Eckart

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 72.95

    Hydrodynamics of Oceans and Atmospheres is a systematic account of the hydrodynamics of oceans and atmospheres. Topics covered range from the thermodynamic functions of an ideal gas and the thermodynamic coefficients for water to steady motions, the isothermal atmosphere, the thermocline, and the thermosphere. Perturbation equations, field equations,... more...