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The Woodland House

Author : Ben Law
ISBN : 1856230317
Genre : Architecture
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"Full of colour photographs, this is a visual guide to how Ben Law built his home in the woods. It is also a practical manual and the story of a man realising a lifetime's dream to build one of the most sustainable and beautiful homes in Britain." "This book details the evolving design process, identification of material requirements, costings, project management and the actual building. It proves that low cost, low impact and high aesthetics can go hand in hand and that it is possible to build green and to build affordably."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Architecture

The Woodland Way

Author : Ben Law
ISBN : 1856230090
Genre : Nature
File Size : 31.52 MB
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Category: Nature

Swatt Architects

Author : Swatt Architects
ISBN : 1920744452
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 26.20 MB
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Swatt Architects is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area firm known for fusing a modernist sensibility with the challenges of California landscapes, creating unique spaces for living. Over the past 10 years, a special focus of Swatt Architects has been in the areas of single and multi-family residential design. With new houses throughout California, the firm has gained international recognition for creating distinctive, livable modern architecture that emphasizes the creative use of structure and materials, elegant detailing, spatial continuity and transparency that dissolves the boundary between indoors and outdoors. This monograph presents the recent work of Swatt Architects along with earlier creative explorations, and concludes with drawings and models of exciting new designs for future projects.
Category: Architecture

The Woodland Year

Author : Ben Law
ISBN : 1856230333
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 39.60 MB
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Packed with stunning color photographs, The Woodland Year is an intimate month-by-month journey through Ben Law’s yearly cycle of work, his naturally attuned lifestyle, and his deep understanding of his woods. The Woodland Year provides a fascinating insight into every aspect of sustainable woodland management, including the cycles of nature, seasonal tasks, wild food gathering, wine making, mouthwatering and useful recipes, coppice crafts, round-pole timber-frame eco-building (pioneered by Ben), nature conservation, species diversity, tree profiles, and the use of horses for woodland work. This is a profound book that is both practical and poetic. It describes a way of life that is economically and ecologically viable and sets a new standard for managing our woods in a low-impact, sustainable way. As such, it holds some of the fundamental keys to how we can achieve a lower-carbon society.
Category: House & Home

Practical Ideas For Teaching Primary Science

Author : Peter Loxley
ISBN : 9781317215875
Genre : Education
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Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science is a fun and interactive guide which supports teachers to design and deliver enjoyable science lessons. Peter Loxley explores different scientific topics – from growing plants and nutrition to forces and magnetism – with an emphasis on story-telling and art to help children share their ideas and work collaboratively in the classroom. This practical guide uses a three-stage framework design to encourage and guide sociocultural practice across three levels: KS1 (5–7), lower KS2 (7–9) and upper KS2 (9–11). The ideas for practice are placed in engaging and significant contexts to encourage curiosity and enquiry and, most importantly, promote feelings of pleasure and satisfaction from science learning. Teachers are guided through hands-on puzzles and activities such as role-play and design and technology tasks both inside and outside of the classroom, with health and safety aspects highlighted throughout, to inspire children’s interest in how the world works from an early age and provide them with the skills to apply their new-found scientific thinking in other contexts. Extended subject knowledge to all topics covered in this book can be found in Teaching Primary Science. A companion website is available for both books. Features include: web links to external sites with useful teaching information and resources an interactive flashcard glossary to test students’ understanding Image bank with downloadable pictures for use in the classroom. Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science is an invaluable teaching resource for both trainee and qualified teachers.
Category: Education

Roundwood Timber Framing

Author : Ben Law
ISBN : 1856230414
Genre : House & Home
File Size : 77.40 MB
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The twenty-first-century woodsman discusses his unique sustainable building style which combines the timber framing methods of his British ancestors with new techniques and and an environmental consciousness.
Category: House & Home


Author : Martha P. Otto
ISBN : 9780821417966
Genre : History
File Size : 85.40 MB
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The late archaic and early woodland peoples lived in the Ohio region between 5,000 and 2,000 years ago. This was a time of transition, when hunters and gatherers began to grow native seed crops, establish more permanent settlements, and develop complex forms of ritual and ceremonialism, sometimes involving burial mound construction. The focused archaeological studies described in Transitions: Archaic and Early Woodland Research in the Ohio Country shed light on this important episode in human cultural development. The authors describe important archaeological sites such as the rich Late Archaic settlements of southwestern Ohio and the early Adena Dominion Land Company enclosure in Franklin County. They present detailed accounts of Native American behavior, such as the use of smoking pipes by Adena societies and a reconstruction of mound use and ritual. Transitions is the result of a comprehensive, long-term study focusing on particular areas of Ohio with the most up-to-date and detailed treatment of Ohio's native cultures during this important time of change. This book will be of great value to students and other readers who wish to go beyond the general and often dated treatments of Ohio archaeology currently available.
Category: History

A Free Life

Author : Ha Jin
ISBN : 9780375425264
Genre : Fiction
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A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Entertainment Weekly, Slate In A Free Life, Ha Jin follows the Wu family — father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao — as they sever their ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square and begin a new life in the United States. As Nan takes on a number of menial jobs, eventually operating a restaurant with Pingping, he struggles to adapt to the American way of life and to hold his family together, even as he pines for a woman he loved and lost in his youth. Ha Jin's prodigious talents are in full force as he brilliantly brings to life the struggles and successes of the contemporary immigrant experience. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction