Tales from My Natural, Wild Life

Author: Bob Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780299310509

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 504

Witty, incisive essays on nature, fatherhood, climate change, illness, and the future from Bob Smith, the pioneering gay comedian and award-winning writer.

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Autonomous Urbanism

Author: Kjersti Monson,Alex Duval

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985220

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

View: 541

Now in its fourth year, this bi-annual journal gains more and more momentum with each new issue. Dedicated to addressing architectural issues from perspectives stretching across the theoretical spectrum, 306090 gives voice to young, up-and-coming architects, designers, and academics looking to push the envelope of architectural theory. Much of architectural theory and criticism evaluates a project's success based on how it engages the surrounding environment and how it operates formally and aesthetically. But there are other forces at play in architecture. 306090 08: Autonomous Urbanism focuses on how legislation, financing, politics, and other indirect influences affect architectural strategies. How do architects and urbanists generate design methods that are conscious of law, financing, politics, and the market? 306090 08 investigates different design strategies focused on harnessing these forces and utilizing them to a purposeful end.


The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun

Author: Joshua Glenn,Elizabeth Foy Larsen,Tony Leone,Heather Kasunick,Mister Reusch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408830256

Category: Amusements

Page: 352

View: 2792

Unbored is the book every modern child needs. Brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but that also get kids standing on their own two feet. If you're a kid, you can: -- Build a tipi or an igloo -- Learn to knit -- Take stuff apart and fix it -- Find out how to be constructively critical -- Film a stop-action movie or edit your own music -- Do parkour like James Bond -- Make a little house for a mouse from lollipop sticks -- Be independent! Catch a bus solo or cook yourself lunch -- Make a fake exhaust for your bike so it sounds like you're revving up a motorcycle -- Design a board game -- Go camping (or glamping) -- Plan a road trip -- Get proactive and support the causes you care about -- Develop your taste and decorate your own room -- Make a rocket from a coke bottle -- Play farting games There are gross facts and fascinating stories, reports on what stuff is like (home schooling, working in an office...), Q&As with inspiring grown-ups, extracts from classic novels, lists of useful resources and best ever lists like the top clean rap songs, stop-motion movies or books about rebellion. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things and change the world. And it gets parents to join in. Unbored is fully illustrated, easy to use and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humour. Kids will just think it's brilliant.

Implementing Campus Greening Initiatives

Approaches, Methods and Perspectives

Author: Walter Leal Filho,Nandhivarman Muthu,Golda Edwin,Mihaela Sima

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319119613

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 9955

Firmly rooted in the theory and practice of sustainable development, this book offers a comprehensive resource on sustainability, focusing on both industrialized and developing nations. Implementing Campus Greening Initiatives: Approaches, Methods and Perspectives is an attempt to promote and disseminate the work being done in this field by universities around the world. The need to integrate the principles and concepts of green campuses and sustainability into the core of students’ educational experiences, from high school to college or university, has now been broadly recognized. By doing so, we can ensure that the students of today and tomorrow will acquire the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to create a more sustainable economy and social environment.

The HOME House Project

The Future of Affordable Housing

Author: Steven Badanes

Publisher: Mit Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 127

View: 677

Selected designs and essays document a multiyear national design initiative aimed at creating sustainable and environmentally-friendly low- and moderate-income housing.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Paleobiology

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture, Domestic

Page: N.A

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The Noun in Biblical Armenian

Origin and Word Formation : with Special Emphasis on the Indo-European Heritage

Author: Birgit Anette Olsen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110164831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1100

View: 5386

The book offers a comprehensive treatment of Classical Armenian nouns as transmitted in the 5th century Bible translation. Beside a synchronic classification and functional investigation of the individual stem classes, suffixes and nominal compounds, the main stress has been laid on the historical evaluation, in particular in connection with the inherited formational types and isolated, lexicalized relics. The historical-comparative approach to the Armenian material has resulted in a number of new suggestions and modifications of earlier theories, summarized in two sections on the general development of Indo-European into Armenian, one on phonology and one on morphology where an occasional tentative glimpse at the pre-history of the proto-language is ventured. The non-indigenous parts of the vocabulary, mostly Iranian loanwords and words of a more or less obscure origin, are listed in appendices.

Cubeo Hehénewa Religious Thought

Metaphysics of a Northwestern Amazonian People

Author: Irving Goldman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150361X

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 9481

The societies of the Vaupés region are now among the most documented indigenous cultures of the New World, in part because they are thought to resemble earlier civilizations lost during initial colonial conflict. Here at last is the eagerly awaited publication of a posthumous work by the man widely regarded as the preeminent authority on Vaupés Amazonian societies. Cubeo Hehénewa Religious Thought will be the definitive account of the religious worldview of a significant Amazonian culture. Cubeo religious thought incorporates ideas about the nature of the cosmos, society, and human life; the individual's orientation to the world; the use of hallucinogenic substances; and a New World metaphysics. This volume was substantially completed before Irving Goldman's death, but Peter Wilson has edited it for publication, providing a thorough introduction to Goldman's work. Stephen Hugh-Jones has contributed an afterword, setting the work in the context of contemporary Vaupés ethnography.



Author: Emily Ruskovich

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446259627

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6643

Ein flirrender Sommertag in Idaho, USA: eine Familie im Wald, die beiden Mädchen spielen, die Eltern holen Brennholz für den Winter. Die Luft steht, die Mutter hat ein Beil in der Hand – und innerhalb eines Augenblicks ist die Idylle zerstört. Ist es Gnade, dass der Vater, Wade, langsam sein Gedächtnis verliert? Bald wird er nicht mehr wissen, welche Tragödie sich an jenem Tag abgespielt hat, wie seine Töchter hießen und seine Frau, Jenny, die zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt wurde. Auch Ann, die Frau, deren Liebe groß genug ist, um zu Wade in das leere Haus zu ziehen, wird nie den Hergang der Tat erfahren. Aber mit jedem Tag an Wades Seite erkundet sie genauer, was damals geschehen ist, und nimmt schließlich Kontakt zu Jenny auf. Ein atemberaubender Roman über das Unbegreifliche in uns.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Austria

Page: N.A

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Architectural Theory

Remodernism, Space Syntax, Modern Architecture, Sustainable Design, Mathematics and Architecture, Pattern Language, Xanadu House

Author: Source Wikipedia


ISBN: 9781230608471


Page: 70

View: 4753

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 68. Chapters: Remodernism, Space syntax, Modern architecture, Sustainable design, Mathematics and architecture, Pattern language, Xanadu Houses, Natural building, Post-postmodernism, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Universal design, Team 10, Form follows function, Ornament, Christopher Tunnard, Rationalism, Functionalism, Modulor, A Pattern Language, Space in landscape design, Critical regionalism, Digital morphogenesis, Walking city, Architecture parlante, Telesis, The Five Orders of Architecture, Fab Tree Hab, Phenomenology, Feminism and modern architecture, Polite architecture, Shape grammar, Spatial network, De Re Aedificatoria, Purism, Roden Crater, Architectural determinism, Conceptual architecture, Wayfinding, Typology, Vitruvian module, Truth to materials, ArchiLab, Oppositions, Cognitive architecture, Orientation of churches, North light.

Material Design

Materialität in der Architektur

Author: Thomas Schröpfer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034611811

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 6374

Wenn das professionelle Interesse an neuen Materialien über eine intuitive Faszination hinausgeht, stellt sich die Frage, wie Innovationen aus der Materialerforschung in die Architekturanwendung importiert werden können. Hier setzt dieses grundlegende Buch an. Ausgehend von Materialeigenschaften wie Textur, Elastizität oder Transparenz überwindet es die traditionellen Einteilungen von Werkstoffen zugunsten der Darstellung übergreifender Verarbeitungs- und Verwendungsarten wie Falten und Biegen, Schneiden und Weben, Spiegeln und Projizieren. Die entwurfsorientierten Strategien und Techniken umfassen sowohl die etablierten als als „neue" Materialien. Sie übergreifen alle Maßstäbe vom Detail bis zum Gesamtgebäude. Die Beispiele reichen von Prototypen bis hin zu großen ausführten Projekten der letzten Jahre. In neun Kapiteln werden aus dieser neuen Sicht Oberflächen und Schichtungen, Fügungen und Verbindungen, Gewebe und Texturen, Transformationen mittels reaktiver Materialien und Nanomaterialien, die Integration ephemerer Faktoren wie Wind und Licht sowie die systematische Erschließung von Ressourcen durch Materialsammlungen dargestellt. Einleitend wird die Herausbildung der aktuellen Materialkultur beschrieben. Ein abschließender Teil behandelt den Beitrag der Materialinnovation zu aktuellen Anforderungen von Fragen der Nachhaltigkeit, des Lebenszyklus usw.