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Living With Buildings

Author : Iain Sinclair
ISBN : 9781782834465
Genre : Architecture
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'A remarkable book; surprisingly gripping and often very moving ... at once disorientating and illuminating.' - Robert Macfarlane We shape ourselves, and are shaped in return, by the walls that contain us. Buildings affect how we sleep, work, socialise and even breathe. They can isolate and endanger us but they can also heal us. We project our hopes and fears onto buildings, while they absorb our histories. In Living With Buildings, Iain Sinclair embarks on a series of expeditions - through London, Marseille, Mexico and the Outer Hebrides. A father and his daughter, who has a rare syndrome, visit the estate where they once lived. Developers clink champagne glasses as residents are 'decanted' from their homes. A box sculpted from whalebone, thought to contain healing properties, is returned to its origins with unexpected consequences. Part investigation, part travelogue, Living With Buildings brings the spaces we inhabit to life as never before.
Category: Architecture

Ways Of Walking

Author : Jo Lee Vergunst
ISBN : 9781351873499
Genre : Social Science
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Despite its importance to how humans inhabit their environments, walking has rarely received the attention of ethnographers. Ways of Walking combines discussions of embodiment, place and materiality to address this significant and largely ignored 'technique of the body'. This book presents studies of walking in a range of regional and cultural contexts, exploring the diversity of walking behaviours and the variety of meanings these can embody. As an original collection of ethnographic work that is both coherent in design and imaginative in scope, this primarily anthropological book includes contributions from geographers, sociologists and specialists in education and architecture, offering insights into human movement, landscape and social life. With its interdisciplinary nature and truly international appeal, Ways of Walking will be of interest to scholars across a range of social sciences, as well as to policy makers on both local and national levels.
Category: Social Science

Living Peacefully In A Big City

Author : Tanna Marshall
ISBN : 1440138680
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 84.38 MB
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Tanna Marshall's book is the must-have survival guide for all big city dwellers and beyond. I love this book and feel certain it will help millions of readers across the country. No Buts about It! Eddie Conner, Author Kicking the Big BUT Syndrome, Radio Host Living Peacefully in a Big City is long overdue. It helps you make sense out of a chaotic world, no matter where you live! Victor Benoun, Author of The Lemonade Stand On The Corner, How To Start A Successful Business After 50 Tanna Marshall has created a practical, informative and entertaining guide that will not only allow you to experience a greater sense of peace, it will change the way you move through the world and the quality of your life! Erika Morrell, Soul Mate MediumTM Author of Love is Spooky, Radio Host and Columnist Living Peacefully is a personal journey that takes the reader step-by-step on the road to inner peace. John Livesay, author of The 7 Most Powerful Selling Secrets "Tanna Marshall has written an easily accessible, amazingly helpful and simple to apply tool kit of ideas to help us free the mind, heal the soul and open ourselves to a life of peace and power." - Mary Manin Morrissey - Author of Building Your Field of Dreams, Marymm.com Living Peacefully in a Big City: A Guide to Maintaining Your Sanity, Health, and Happiness by Tanna Marshall examines a wide range of environmental, physical, spiritual, and emotional concerns we all face living in an urban environment. It offers hands-on, holistic, and natural healing solutions to waylay those concerns and promote a healthy, happy life. Author Marshall, with eighteen years experience researching healing modalities and health, has written a book that is impeccably researched and intuitively laid out so that readers can find the information they need quickly and effectively. This practical and handy guide is filled with healing regimens, along with the wisdom of the ages. If you live in a big city, or an urban environment, and face the typical, day-to-day stressors of city life, then this is a book that will calm your nerves, relieve your anxieties, and heal your soul, and you wont even have to buy a plane ticket to Hawaii, you can just stay right at home. This work is sure to be a valued addition to any personal how-to library.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Architect

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ISBN : UOM:39015080283826
Genre : Architecture
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Category: Architecture

Living With Long Island S South Shore

Author : Larry McCormick
ISBN : 0822305011
Genre : Business & Economics
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The south shore of Long Island, one of New York's greatest recreational assets, is receding at the rate of up to six feet per year. In many cases, efforts to halt this erosion actually have increased it. Buildings cone thought safely constructed back from high tidemarks today protrude far into the water. Even more, the number of homes an facilities built too close to the sea's edge has dramatically increased, making the south shore probably less ready to withstand a major storm than at the time of the cataclysmic hurricane of 1938. Thus, the question of what to do now to overcome and avoid these hazards takes on real urgency. Pointing to past mistakes, many Long Islanders insist that only by acting in an informed reasonable way can safe and environmentally sound development be possible for everyone.
Category: Business & Economics

Living With The Alabama Mississippi Shore

Author : Wayne F. Canis
ISBN : 0822305119
Genre : Nature
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The Alabama-Mississippi shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico boasts some of the world's most beautiful beaches and balmiest climes. Ever-increasing numbers of retirees, recreation lovers, and industries with work forces are being attracted to the "Sun Belt." On a soft April day the Gulf's waters look as peaceful as a pond. Yet this same serene shoreline has been ravaged by seven major hurricanes during this century. Several years more than one fearful storm has come hurtling in during a single "season." Loss of life an property damage have been devastating. And newcomers seem almost unaware of the potential dangers. The authors of this book offer a vivid, historical overview for understanding the environment of the Alabama-Mississippi shore. They describe the risks faced by new residents, and they point the way toward safe and sane coastal development.
Category: Nature

Living With Hazards Dealing With Disasters

Author : William L. Waugh
ISBN : 0765631636
Genre : Nature
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This is the first concise introduction to emergency management, the emerging profession that deals with disasters from floods and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. Coverage includes: --The history of emergency management and its evolution from volunteer effort to trained intervention; --Organization of emergency management systems -- local, state, regional, national, international; governmental, for-profit, and nonprofit; --Managing natural disasters -- floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, avalanches, etc.; --Managing manmade disasters -- civil defense, terrorism, hazardous materials accidents, fires, structural failures, nuclear accidents, transportation disasters; --Policy issues in the management of risk, emergencies, and disasters; --Disaster management in the Twenty-first Century-- technological and political challenges. Twenty case studies illustrate the handling of actual disasters including the Northridge Earthquake and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Discussion questions and guides to on-line information sources facilitate use of the book in the classroom and professional training programs.
Category: Nature

Hud Challenge

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ISBN : MINN:30000010726713
Genre : Housing
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Category: Housing

Towards Sustainable Building

Author : N. Maiellaro
ISBN : 9789401735636
Genre : Social Science
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This volume contains the extended versions of selected papers presented at the first Mediterranean Conference "Sharing Knowledge on Sustainable Building" held at the Polytechnic ofBari in December 1999, supported by the National Research Council of Italy. The publication of this book was made possible through the efforts of the contributing Authors. Other people have provided invaluable support for the conference and for the preparation of this volume; in particular, I wish to thank Antonella Lerario for providing support in the final editing of the text and images. 1 As reported in Boonstra and Rovers (200 I) , people spend a great deal of time inside buildings; therefore, decisions about design, construction, use, maintenance, renovation, demolition, reuse and recycling of buildings have a huge impact on the sustainable development of our society. Technical aspects, however, should be supported by adequate policies, developed with appropriate tools and driven by meaningful challenges. For people involved in sustainable buildings, the conceptual frameworks, studies and experiences collected in this volume, organized into three parts - "Policies", "Tools" and "Challenges" - will help to advance knowledge allowing them to adopt and more efficiently implement such innovations sooner.
Category: Social Science

Buildings Cities Life

Author : Eberhard Zeidler
ISBN : 9781459704145
Genre : Architecture
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Renowned architect Eberhard Zeidler tells his story in a two-volume book that explores his early life in Germany and his years in Canada after he moved there in 1951. Architect of Toronto's Eaton Centre and Trump International Hotel and Tower, Zeidler has left his stamp on the urban landscape of Canada, the United States, and the rest of the world.
Category: Architecture

Magazine Of Art

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ISBN : UCSD:31822026903385
Genre : Art
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Category: Art

Living With Florida S Atlantic Beaches

Author : David M. Bush
ISBN : 0822332892
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A call to live with the coast, as opposed to living at the coast; unless Florida coastal communities conserve beaches and mitigate storm impacts, the future of the beach-based economy is in question.
Category: Health & Fitness

Living With Tourism

Author : Hazel Tucker
ISBN : 9781134426751
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 33.66 MB
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Redefining 'community' and considering the effects tourism has on culture, this detailed book delivers an ethnographic account of both the toured and touring community in Göreme, central Turkey. Hazel Tucker presents an in-depth analysis of the interactions between tourists, the local community and place. She demonstrates the implications that community ownership and participation in tourism have for the politics of representation and identity, and also for the nature of the tourist experience. Dealing with contentious theoretical issues related to globalization and culture, Tucker challenges contemporary thinking relating to tourism authenticity and cultural sustainability, and shows how, together with host communities, tourists themselves are continuously negotiating their own identities and experiences in interaction with the people and places they meet. This fascinating book develops a dynamic notion of culture and tourism sustainability, providing new insights not only for scholars of tourism, but also for those in the areas of anthropology, geography and social studies who wish to gain a deeper understanding of this global phenomenon in the contemporary world.
Category: Social Science

Living With Weather

Author : Robin Birch
ISBN : 0761444653
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Discusses how humans cope with the weather and climate of the area in which they live"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Living With The East Florida Shore

Author : Orrin H. Pilkey
ISBN : 0822305151
Genre : Nature
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More than one transplanted Floridian has paid $150,000 for a beautiful condominium with a sea view only to learn that, to keep the building from becoming part of the view, considerable additional money must be spent to build and repair seawalls or to pump up new beaches by dredging sand from offshore. Most of Florida's beachfront property lies on narrow strips of sand called barrier islands, which are low in elevation and subject to flooding during storms and hurricanes. Some of the construction is poor, adding to the problems facing homeowners, most whom came from other parts of the country with little awareness of the hazards of beaches. In Living with the East Florida Shore, Orrin H. Pilkey, Jr., of Duke University, along with his co-authors, has described the varied problems that confront the east shore of Florida today.
Category: Nature

Ecohouse

Author : Susan Roaf
ISBN : 9780750669030
Genre : Architecture
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As the need to slow climate change becomes increasingly urgent, growing numbers of people are looking to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of their own buildings by using more ecologically sound techniques. Ecohouse provides design information about the latest low-impact materials and technologies, showcasing the newest and best 'green' solutions with international case studies demonstrating sustainable design in action around the world. This edition has been expanded to include advice on powering ecohouses using renewable energy - including wind, micro hydro and heat pumps - and an introduction to low-impact building materials such as lime, earth and hemp. New case studies from across the globe have been added to inspire readers with real-life examples of how to make an ecohouse work.
Category: Architecture

Living With The Stars

Author : Karel Schrijver
ISBN : 9780191040870
Genre : Science
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Living with the Stars tells the fascinating story of what truly makes the human body. The body that is with us all our lives is always changing. We are quite literally not who we were years, weeks, or even days ago: our cells die and are replaced by new ones at an astonishing pace. The entire body continually rebuilds itself, time and again, using the food and water that flow through us as fuel and as construction material. What persists over time is not fixed but merely a pattern in flux. We rebuild using elements captured from our surroundings, and are thereby connected to animals and plants around us, and to the bacteria within us that help digest them, and to geological processes such as continental drift and volcanism here on Earth. We are also intimately linked to the Sun's nuclear furnace and to the solar wind, to collisions with asteroids and to the cycles of the birth of stars and their deaths in cataclysmic supernovae, and ultimately to the beginning of the universe. Our bodies are made of the burned out embers of stars that were released into the galaxy in massive explosions billions of years ago, mixed with atoms that formed only recently as ultrafast rays slammed into Earth's atmosphere. All of that is not just remote history but part of us now: our human body is inseparable from nature all around us and intertwined with the history of the universe.
Category: Science

Drawings And Plans Of Frank Lloyd Wright

Author : Frank Lloyd Wright
ISBN : 9780486132341
Genre : Architecture
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Complete Wasmuth drawings, reproduced from a rare 1910 edition, feature Wright's early experiments in organic design. Includes 100 plates of public and private buildings from Oak Park period, plus Wright's Introduction and annotations.
Category: Architecture

Living With Limits

Author : Harold C. Warlick
ISBN : 9780788008450
Genre : Religion
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This is precisely the kind of book we need for this confused, exasperating yet exhilarating time in the life of the church. Instead of offering either despair or platitudes about the loss of traditional ambiguities and to respond to the challenge of the times with a lilting imagination and a skip in our step. It ought to become a handbook for Christians in every denomination. John Killinger Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
Category: Religion