Design Secrets: Office Spaces
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Design Secrets: Office Spaces

I love this book! Frankel has gathered so many interesting, appealing, and exciting office design ideas in an attractive, colorful layout, that it's hard to put down. Her pithy comments are fun to read along with the multitude of contemporary ideas that appeal to the homeowner, businessperson as well as interior designer. Don't miss this one! The book is a revelation. Is a beautifully done, very good photographs, not over designed an...

Avryl Colleu, Christophe Olivier-Allibert, "12 solutions bioclimatiques pour l'habitat - Construire ou rénover"
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12 solutions bioclimatiques pour l'habitat - Construire ou rénover

Dans cette initiation imagée aux principes de la bioclimatique, les auteurs s'appuient sur l'histoire de l'Homme et du climat pour aborder progressivement les principes de la thermique des bâtiments. Les architectes trouveront ici un cours de bioclimatique, les maîtres d'oeuvre et les maîtres d'ouvrage des solutions et des tours de main. Les ingénieurs y puiseront avec plaisir matière à réflexion, les principes dont il est question é...

Geochemical and Hydrological Reactivity of Heavy Metals in Soils
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Geochemical and Hydrological Reactivity of Heavy Metals in Soils

"[W]ell written and informative, covering numerous experimental and modeling approaches for understanding the reactions that dictate the fate and transport of heavy metals in soils. Chapters in the book could prove useful for seminar courses for advanced undergraduates or graduate students and also be useful as an entrie into the literature for interested parties at all levels." - Soil Science, Vol. 170, No. 2, February 2005 "This bo...

Sustainable Industrial Chemistry: Principles, Tools and Industrial Examples
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Sustainable Industrial Chemistry

In recent years the need for sustainable process design and alternative reaction routes to reduce industry?s impact on the environment has gained vital importance. The book begins with a general overview of new trends in designing industrial chemical processes which are environmentally friendly and economically feasible. Specific examples written by experts from industry cover the possibilities of running industrial chemical processe...

Encyclopedia of Monasticism
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Encyclopedia of Monasticism

"Withdrawal from society and its cares is a hallmark of monastic life, but this is not to say that monastic seclusion has had no infuence on the broader society. The contributions of monastics to art, architecture, agriculture, philosophy, theology, and even the brewing of beer are immense. The "Encyclopedia of Monasticism presents these contributions as well, making it a reference tool of use to interests other than religion. Highly...

The A to Z of the United Nations (A to Z Guides (Scarecrow Press))
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The A to Z of the United Nations (The A to Z Guide Series Book 28)

Consisting of 192 Member States, the United Nations was founded in 1945 to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations based on the respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples; to achieve international cooperation in solving problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character; and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedo...

Physical Foundations of Cosmology
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Physical Foundations of Cosmology

Inflationary cosmology has been developed over the last twenty years to remedy serious shortcomings in the standard hot big bang model of the universe. Taking an original approach, this textbook explains the basis of modern cosmology and shows where the theoretical results come from. The book is divided into two parts; the first deals with the homogeneous and isotropic model of the Universe, the second part discusses how inhomogeneit...

Seeing with the Hands: Blindness, Vision and Touch After Descartes
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Seeing with the Hands

"Paterson surveys the long and checkered history of the Hypothetical Blind Man from Enlightenment philosophy to contemporary cognitive science. Both lucid and comprehensive, his account takes the fresh approach to set these traditional representations against the testimony of actual blind people, creating a more nuanced and complex understanding of blindness."