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A Designer's Research Manual , Second Edition

Good information gives designers a competitive advantage. Understanding the wishes of a client and the needs and preferences of their audience drives innovation. The ability to gather research, analyze findings, and apply them to project goals is as important to successful design teams as their conceptual and aesthetic skills. This essential handbook will help readers understand what design research is and why it is necessary, outlin...

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Play And Playwork: 101 Stories Of Children Playing

The stories, which were contributed by a variety of people, including playworkers, teachers, play scholars, municipal leaders, children, parents, and the author, are a delight to read and instructive of themselves; however, Brown uses the stories to blend theory and research to help make scholarly meaning of them and then consider what this means for playworkers. The book is quite readable and covers a wide range of developmental iss...

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Boss Lady : How Three Women Entrepreneurs Built Successful Big Businesses in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Tillie Lewis, Olive Ann Beech, and Margaret Rudkin were members of what has often been called 'The Greatest Generation,' but in that appellation, while so much is conveyed, so much is also left out. Sparks provides a smart and engaging way for us to enter into the compelling life stories of a group of women from that generation as they navigated work, family, wartime, and mid-twentieth century-definitions of gender."—Jennifer Scanlon...

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Osama bin Laden: A Biography

This concise biography of the world's most notorious terrorist tells the fascinating story of the evolution of a wealthy businesman's son to the 9/11 mastermind who declared war on America. • A chronology of major events in the life of Osama bin Laden • 12 photographs of bin Laden at various stages of his life

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The Love Trauma Syndrome

Love is one of the most exhilarating emotions we experience—unfortunately, it is also one of the most painful and sometimes traumatic. The unresolved emotional scars from a broken heart can manifest as a “love trauma syndrome.” Until now, a love trauma was thought to precipitate other common psychiatric conditions, such as depression or adjustment disorders, but these generic psychiatric ailments are not adequate for articulating the...

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A History of Women: From Ancient Goddesses to Christian Saints

Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day. The inaugural volume brings women from the margins of ancient history into the fore. It offers fresh insight into more than twenty centuries of Greek and Roman history and encompasses a landscape that stretches from the North Sea to the Mediterranean and...

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Une France soumise : Les voix du refus

Les Territoires perdus de la République dénonçait déjà en 2004 l'école des banlieues rongées par le communautarisme, l'antisémitisme et le sexisme. Ce sont maintenant carrément des Territoires interdits de la République. Enseignants, infirmières, assistantes sociales, maires, formateurs, policiers témoignent de l'impossibilité d'exercer leur métier. Confrontés à une violence quotidienne, abandonnés par leur hiérarchie, oubliés des po...

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The House of Mirth (Twentieth-Century Classics)

A black comedy of manners about vast wealth and a woman who can define herself only through the perceptions of others. The beautiful Lily Bart lives among the nouveaux riches of New York City – people whose millions were made in railroads, shipping, land speculation and banking. In this morally and aesthetically bankrupt world, Lily, age twenty-nine, seeks a husband who can satisfy her cravings for endless admiration and all the trap...

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Diversity and Design: Understanding Hidden Consequences

Diversity and Design explores how design - whether of products, buildings, landscapes, cities, media, or systems - affects diverse members of society. Fifteen case studies in television, marketing, product design, architecture, film, video games, and more, illustrate the profound, though often hidden, consequences design decisions and processes have on the total human experience. The book not only investigates how gender, race, class...

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The Evolution of Designs: Biological Analogy in Architecture and the Applied Arts

This booktells the history of the many analogies that have been made between the evolution of organisms and the human production of artefacts, especially buildings. It examines the effects of these analogies on architectural and design theory and considers how recent biological thinking has relevance for design. Architects and designers have looked to biology for inspiration since the early 19th century. They have sought not just to ...