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Venice From The Ground Up

Author : James H MCGREGOR
ISBN : 9780674040847
Genre : History
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Venice came to life on mudflats at the edge of the habitable world. Protected in a tidal estuary from invaders and Byzantine overlords, the fishermen and traders who settled there crafted a way of life unlike anything the Roman Empire had ever known. In an astonishing feat of narrative history, James H. S. McGregor recreates this world, with its waterways rather than roads and its livelihood harvested from the sea. The narrative follows both a chronological and geographical organization, so that readers can trace the city's evolution by chapter and visitors can explore it by district on foot and by boat.
Category: History

From The Ground Up

Author : Amy Stewart
ISBN : 1565127412
Genre : Gardening
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Amy Stewart had a simple dream. She yearned for a garden filled with colorful jumbles of vegetables and flowers. After she and her husband finished graduate school, they pulled up their Texas roots and headed west to Santa Cruz, California. With little money in their pockets, they rented a modest seaside bungalow with a small backyard. It wasn't much--a twelve-hundred-square-foot patch of land with a couple of fruit trees, and a lot of dirt. A good place to start. From the Ground Up is Stewart's quirky, humorous chronicle of the blossoms and weeds in her first garden and the lessons she's learned the hard way. From planting seeds her great-grandmother sends to battling snails, gophers, and aphids, Stewart takes us on a tour of four seasons in her coastal garden. Confessing her sins and delighting in small triumphs, she dishes the dirt for both the novice and the experienced gardener. Along the way, she brings her quintessential California beach town to life--complete with harbor seals, monarch butterfly migrations, and an old-fashioned seaside amusement park just down the street. Each chapter includes helpful tips alongside the engaging story of a young woman's determination to create a garden in which the plants struggle to live up to the gardener's vision.
Category: Gardening

Green From The Ground Up

Author : David Johnston
ISBN : 9781561589739
Genre : House & Home
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Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.
Category: House & Home

Aerospace Engineering From The Ground Up

Author : Ben Senson
ISBN : 9781435447530
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 34.75 MB
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Written with a visual appeal and engaging approach, AEROSPACE ENGINEERING provides an overview of the broad range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) applications in aerospace engineering. An extensive overview of the history of aviation and technological innovations aid students in seeing the progression of aerospace technology. The use of case studies and real world examples further supports students' understanding and application of STEM to aerospace engineering. Real world connections combined with narratives make the technical material easier to comprehend. The book includes a complete glossary of all related aerospace terminology as well as firsthand accounts of aerospace professionals in their chosen career along with career opportunities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Technology & Engineering

From The Ground Up

Author : C. George Benello
ISBN : 1895431328
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Ray Tracing From The Ground Up

Author : Kevin Suffern
ISBN : 9781498774703
Genre : Computers
File Size : 59.42 MB
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With the increase in computing speed and due to the high quality of the optical effects it achieves, ray tracing is becoming a popular choice for interactive and animated rendering. This book takes readers through the whole process of building a modern ray tracer from scratch in C++. All concepts and processes are explained in detail with the aid of hundreds of diagrams, ray-traced images, and sample code. It is suitable for undergraduate and graduate computer graphics courses and for individual programmers who would like to learn ray tracing.
Category: Computers

Church Planting From The Ground Up

Author : Tom Jones
ISBN : 0899004903
Genre : Religion
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Church Planting from the Ground Up is a visionary guide for the critical task of new church multiplication. Share in the wisdom of these field-tested veterans as you gain insight from their stories, practical ideas, and real-world experiences. Book jacket.
Category: Religion

From The Ground Up

Author : Carol A. Chetkovich
ISBN : 0801472644
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Grassroots social-change organizations are a critical resource for progressive movement-building in the United States. They provide political education and sites for constituent engagement, and they are beginning to create networks across issues and/or communities; they promote home-grown leadership among groups that have been disadvantaged; they contribute to a shared understanding of the problems of inequality and injustice; and they offer a public space for the dialogue needed to identify common principles."—From the Ground UpFrom community organizing for affordable housing in neglected neighborhoods to providing antiviolence training for youth or litigating for the rights of sex workers, grassroots organizations are engaged in energetic efforts to increase the power of marginalized groups. Social-change organizations operate in communities all over the United States, but little has been written about the details of their operations.From the Ground Up takes a close look at how social-change organizations address challenges related to leadership, staff development, decision-making, resource needs, and collaborations. Carol Chetkovich and Frances Kunreuther, both experienced nonprofit managers, draw on their in-depth interviews with leaders and staff members from sixteen diverse social-change organizations to provide a detailed analysis of these groups and their activities. They note that even working in isolation, these organizations make important contributions to justice in their communities; together they might form the base of a larger progressive movement for change.
Category: Business & Economics

Washington From The Ground Up

Author : James H. S. McGregor
ISBN : 0674026047
Genre : Architecture
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At the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, President Washington chose a diamond-shaped site for the city that would bear his name, along with the burdens and blessings of democracy. Situated midway between North and South, the capital was also a gateway to the West--a contested wilderness where rough frontiersmen were already carving a divided nation. With Indians on their borders and black slaves in their midst, the country's white founders struggled to embody, in bricks and stone, the paradoxical republic they had invented. Inspired by Greek and Roman models, city planners and designers scoured the Western world--from Hadrian's Pantheon to Palladio's Vicenza to the French Royal Academy--for an architectural language to capture the elusive principles of liberty, equality, and union. Washington from the Ground Up tells the story of a nation whose Enlightenment ideals were tested in the fires of rebellion, removal, and resistance. It is also a tale of two cities: official Washington, whose stately neoclassical buildings expressed the government's power and global reach; and DC, whose minority communities, especially African Americans, lived in the shadows of poverty. Moving chronologically and geographically throughout the District, James McGregor reads this complex history from monuments and museums, libraries and churches, squares and neighborhoods that can still be seen today. His lucid narrative, accompanied by detailed maps and copious illustrations, doubles as a visitor's guide to this uniquely American city.
Category: Architecture

Gravity From The Ground Up

Author : Bernard Schutz
ISBN : 0521455065
Genre : Science
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An accessible introduction to astronomy and general relativity, requiring only high-school level mathematics.
Category: Science