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The long-awaited home décor bible by the beloved design blogger"Thank you," wrote a reader to Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, "for teaching me that houses don't have to be frumpy and formal. They don't have to be matchy-matchy or rigidly modern." They can just be comfy and unique and reflect who you are, no matter how small your budget or space.That reader is one of the 75,000 unique daily visitors to Design*Sponge, who make it the most popular design site on the web. The site receives 250,000 pageviews every day and has 150,000 RSS subscribers and 280,000 followers on Twitter.
Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to instill a shift in thinking about the application of biological principles to design and architecture. She focuses on the analysis of how organisms have adapted to different environments and translates the learned principles into the built environment. To illustrate the methodology, Mazzoleni draws inspiration from the diversity of animal coverings, referred to broadly as skin, and applies them to the design of building envelopes through a series of twelve case studies.S
Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders' secrets from today's premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous.
Gehring’s books on country living have sold more than 500,000 copies. In this book, Gehring offers a guide to country living skills that is as charming as it is practical. Full of sweet illustrations and gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions for essential skills such as building a chicken coop are interspersed with country lore and old-fashioned tips and tricks.Readers will learn how to:Raise chickensMake candlesChurn butterGrow vegetablesMake jams and jelliesDry herbsFerment vegetablesMake cheeseAnd more!Good Living Guide to Country Skills combines the know-how of Back to Basics with the charm of The Farmer’s Almanac.
Authors: Bahrainy, Hossein, Bakhtiar, AmenehTakes an integrative approach to develop urban design theoryDeals with substantive, as well as procedural aspects of urban designIncludes elaborate graphic presentations of urban design principles at three levelsIncludes the development of the language of urban designThis book takes a bold epistemological approach to address the fundamental questions that urban design has faced since its inception – questions concerning its legitimacy, definition, nature, content, purpose, theory, methods, jurisdiction and above all its knowledge base.
Ever think, “I could fix that”? With The Quick & Easy Home Repair Manual now you actually can fix that. Whether it’s simple projects like a busted pipe or clogged toilet, or bigger upgrades like a new floor or a deck, you’ll find all the information you need to fix the trouble spots and make your dream home a reality.For the first time homeowner and the venerable household-handyman, there is no better resource than this ultimate DIY manual. Learn how to prepare for unwelcome surprises as well as how to handle them when they inevitably happen.
Transform your home with fabric as your foundation This beautiful craft book features distinctive sewing projects dedicated to living, resting, eating, and sharing. Use quality materials—from rustic linen to leather—to create simple ottomans, pendant light shades, a voile bed skirt, and more. With dreamy lifestyle photography and ideas for every room, Home Sewn is a keepsake for the modern maker.
This handbook presents a comprehensive survey of the textual archaeological and art historical evidence for this Middle Nile Region – Kingdom of Kush. Basing itself upon the evidence and scholarly literature, this work discusses the emergence of the native state of Kush (after the Pharaonic domination in the 11th century BC), the rule of the Kings of Kush in Egpyt (c. 760-656 BC) and the intellectual foundations and political history of the Kingdom in the Napatan (7th and 3rd centuries BC) and Meroitic (3rd century BC – 4th century) periods.
The first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners! Expert Will Beemer takes you through the entire process from start to finish, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building. Using full-color photos, detailed drawings, and clear step-by-step instructions, Beemer shows you exactly how to build one small (12ʹ x 16ʹ) timber-frame structure — suitable for use as a cabin, workshop, or studio. He also explains how to modify the structure to suit your needs and location by adding a loft, moving doors or windows, changing the roof pitch, or making the frame larger or smaller.
Dieses Fachbuch behandelt umfassend und praxisnah die aus einem Bauvertrag resultierenden Rechte im Zusammenhang mit Baumängeln. Dabei werden die Ansprüche aus Sicht aller an der Realisierung eines Bauprojekts Beteiligter dargestellt. Möglichkeiten der gerichtlichen und außergerichtlichen Durchsetzung von Ansprüchen werden aufgezeigt, der Begriff des “Mangels” wird ausführlich erläutert und bietet damit dem Bau-Praktiker konkrete Hilfestellung.
Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union’s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive which was recast in 2010. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years, because all new buildings in the EU from 2021 onwards are expected to be nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB).
This book introduces the technical definitions, system boundaries, energy calculation methodology and input data needed to set primary energy based minimum/cost optimal and nZEB requirements in national energy frames.
Despite all the efforts being put into expanding renewable energy sources, large–scale power stations will be essential as part of a reliable energy supply strategy for a longer period. Given that they are low on CO2 emissions, many countries are moving into or expanding nuclear energy to cover their baseload supply. Building structures required for nuclear installations whose protective function means they are classified as safety–related, have to meet particular construction requirements more stringent than those involved in conventional construction.
This book, a companion volume to the author’s book on "Building Materials", explains the basics of building construction practices in an accessible style. It discusses in detail every element of building construction from start to the finish – from site preparation to provision of services.
Introduction to Building provides a comprehensive introduction to various aspects of development and associated building procedures, from initial planning and design through procurement of building work, contractual arrangements and construction techniques. Now in its Fifth Edition, this popular text continues to present an authoritative overview of the many design and practical considerations associated with the creation and maintenance of modern buildings, including repair of existing buildings and traditional construction procedures.
Designed to coordinate with WOODWORKING, 2nd Edition, this workbook contains questions in several formats, including new material to address updated content. Perforated pages and three-hole punched binding make this a convenient resource for independent classroom activities and homework assignments.
The management of technical plants for productivity and safety is generally a complex activity, particularly when many plants in one territory are affected, quality guarantees and cost results are required, and the technology involved is heterogeneous and innovative.
The Best Tips from 25 Years of Fine Woodworking – Tablesaw
Simply elegant furniture for any home!Matching furniture to your home decor can be a tall order. Classic furniture styles with intricate details can overpower a room or clash with other styles in the typical home. That’s one of the reasons why contemporary furniture is so popular–and why woodworkers love to build it.Contemporary furniture has an understated elegance that is suited to just about any room regardless of decorating style. This book presents 17 contemporary furniture projects hand-picked from the pages of Popular Woodworking Magazine and American Woodworker magazine.
STUFF. It’s everywhere. Lurking in corners and closets, spilling onto counters and coffee tables, creating havoc everywhere we look. And it’s not just the physical clutter that weighs us down. Oh no, it is the stress of overbooked schedule, and the weight of a life that sometimes feels oppressive and totally out of whack.New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup feels your pain–she has been there too. Through personal stories, Biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire and empower each of us to finally declutter not just our home, but our mind and soul as well.
Considered the definitive handbook on the terrorist threat to commercial airline and airport security, USAF Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen Sweet’s seminal resource is now updated to include an analysis of modern day risks. She covers the history of aviation security and compares current in-flight security practices with those of other countries.
Covering Transportation Security Administration changes in security, policy, and training regulation since 9/11, this authoritative reference:
In addition to cargo and passenger security, the text looks at airport and aviation business practices and how security considerations are factored into business processes.
Editors: Gardoni, Paolo, LaFave, James M. (Eds.)Stands as the first and only book fully dedicated to the emerging, critical issue of mitigating multi-hazardsProvides a highly interdisciplinary perspective featuring contributions from international experts in hazard mitigationOffers context to frame engineering solutions with contributions from public policy, sociology, and legal scholars related to multi-hazardsThis collection focuses on the development of novel approaches to address one of the most pressing challenges of civil engineering, namely the mitigation of natural hazards.
Updated in line with the 3rd Amendment of the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations Amendments, this new edition covers the City and Guilds 2365-03 course. Written in an accessible style with a chapter dedicated to each unit of the syllabus, this book helps you to master each topic before moving on to the next. End of chapter revision questions help you to check your understanding and consolidate the key concepts learned in each chapter. With a brand new website containing videos, animations, worksheets and lesson plans this resource will be invaluable to both students and lecturers alike.T
In diesem essential stellen die Autorinnen den baubegleitenden Bodenschutz als ein wirksames Instrument zur Vermeidung und Verhinderung von Bodenschäden auf Baustellen vor. Sie veranschaulichen relevante Eigenschaften von Böden, stellen gravierende Schäden des Bodens auf Baustellen vor, zeigen aber auch Maßnahmen zur Bodenschonung auf. Leicht wird erkennbar, dass vor allem die frühzeitige Integration eines bodenkundlichen Baubegleiters bereits in der Planungsphase des Bauvorhabens über den Erfolg des Bodenschutzes entscheidet.
This book includes recommendations, based on their recent national multi-year project. Comprehensive guidelines, techniques and theories in the areas of both microtunneling and horizontal drilling are given, encompassing the fields of application for each method, what investigations should be undertaken, which machines and equipment should be used, how the work should be managed and potential problems that may arise.The recommendations, the analytical methods used and their verification with laboratory and field data should not only improve the rate of success of trenchless projects, but will also be of great value to engineers in other countries, who can compare the results with their own findings and assess the international state of the art.
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