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From Mud Huts To Skyscrapers

Author : Christine Paxmann
ISBN : 3791371134
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Filled with colourful architectural drawings and engaging texts, this history of architecture for children is a great way to introduce young readers to the subject. Children will be utterly absorbed by this journey through the history of architecture, from the earliest mud huts to today's soaring towers. Ages 10+.

Great Building Designs 1900 Today

Author : Ian Graham
ISBN : 9781406296778
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Discover the most amazing building designs since 1900. From the Empire State Building to modern design, this book charts the story of design that led to some amazing games and gadgets. We look at the needs that prompted their design, the architects responsible for breaking boundaries and the technology that made them possible.

Shelter

Author : Charles Knevitt
ISBN : UOM:39015038031764
Genre : Architecture
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A collection of eight reproductions suitable for framing from the work of six leading Surrealist artists.

Eco Skyscrapers Ii

Author : Ken Yeang
ISBN : 9781864703870
Genre : Architecture
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Ken Yeang remains one of the world's foremost experts on sustainability and the modern skyscraper. Acknowledging that the skyscraper is possibly one of the most ecologically unfriendly of all building types, he states that until an economically viable alternative is identified, it is necessary to make them as humane and as sustainable as possible. Sustainability and tall buildings - guide to making tall buildings sustainable and humane - global icons of design sustainability.

The Winds Of Asharra Volume 1 First Flight

Author : R. Leigh
ISBN : 9781432723118
Genre : Fiction
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After Victor and Zoe, two 18-year-old American college students, suddenly find themselves transported to Asharra, a surreal and highly sensual world, they must grapple with their inner visions of who they are and where they really belong.

Biomedicine

Author : Bruce H. Robinson
ISBN : 1891845381
Genre : Acupuncturists
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"This beautifuly designed two color book is filled with over 100 detailed illustrations to help the reader better understand the materials being presented. Red flag cases are included and clearly explained to help the practitioner decide when an immediate referral is necessary. This book covers many Western diseases you will encounter and is clearly written for practitioners of Chinese medicine. With this textbook you will learn the clinical presentation and treatment of the major diseases seen in Western medical practice today, and how to confidently interact with Western medical practitioners." -Publisher.

Resilience

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Built

Author : Roma Agrawal
ISBN : 9781408870341
Genre : Architecture
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Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything created by engineers had disappeared. What would you see? No cars, no houses; no phones, bridges or roads. No tunnels under tidal rivers, no soaring skyscrapers. The impact that engineering has had on the human experience is undeniable, but it is also often invisible. In BUILT, structural engineer Roma Agrawal takes a unique look at how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach hundreds of metres into the sky. She unearths how engineers have tunnelled through kilometres of solid mountains; how they've bridged across the widest and deepest of rivers, and tamed Nature's precious – and elusive – water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials in the Pantheon's record-holding concrete dome and the frame of the record-breaking Eiffel Tower. Through the lens of an engineer, Roma examines tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge, highlighting the precarious task of ensuring people's safety they hold at every step. With colourful stories of her life-long fascination with buildings – and her own hand-drawn illustrations – Roma reveals the extraordinary secret lives of structures.

Existence

Author : David Brin
ISBN : 9781405515061
Genre : Fiction
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OUR CONTINUED EXISTENCE WAS NEVER A GIVEN. Year after year, humanity has survived the main pitfalls awaiting us - natural disasters, nuclear war, rising seas. But when an alien artefact is found floating in Earth's orbit, it pushes our troubled world to the brink of chaos. Is this a message in a bottle bringing peace and enlightenment from the stars? Or a warning, threatening to destroy what little stability mankind has achieved? The world is divided - holding its breath. Soon we will know the secret of existence. Brilliant and gripping, David Brin's novel of the near future is the work of a modern master of science fiction.

Combating Aids

Author : Arvind Singhal
ISBN : 0761997288
Genre : Medical
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`This gripping narrative not only documents the history of humankind's interaction with a clever virus, it brings to the forefront the much and understated and underused role of communication in HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Singhal and Rogers remind us that our global environment is shaped by powerful communication means and methods that, if properly harnessed, can help defeat the plague of the 21st century' - Neil McKee, Senior Technical Advisor for HIV//AIDS and Adolescent Health, Johns Hopkins University HIV//AIDS is a matter of global concern. The world is now more than 20 years into the HIV//AIDS crisis with no vaccine in sight, and relatively few effective and sustainable prevention programs. Although the rate of HIV infection and AIDS deaths has declined in the richer nations of the developed world, infection rates are soaring in developing countries. AIDS is now the leading cause of death in Africa, and the fourth leading cause of death globally.

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