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Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

by Ekim Tan, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as...


Facade Refurbishment Toolbox.

by Thaleia Konstantinou, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European...


Coffee: Terroirs and Qualities

by Christophe Montagnon

This is a new revised and enhanced version of Cafés : terroirs et qualités published in 2003. It arose form meetings between people who study coffee growing from different angles: the plant itself, a geographical...


The Unobservable Universe: A Paradox-Free Framework for Understanding the Universe

by Scott M Tyson, Catherine J Rourke & Thomas M Hill

Embark on an incredible 2500-year "magical mystery tour" to the frontiers of the universe and all its mysteries with visionary scientist and engineer Scott M. Tyson as your enlightening, entertaining and down-to-earth...


Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

by Carl Sagan

"A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought."

*Los Angeles Times

"POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality....


Employability Skills: Brush Up Your Maths

by Clive W. Humphris

Employability Skills: Brush up your Maths. A combined eBook and educational software package at a tiny fraction of the previously published price.

See Additional Notes for instructions to download the highly...


Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.

by Pei-Wen Lu, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive...


Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

by Ludwig Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote The Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (Latin for "Logical-Philosophical Treatise") as an ambitious project to identify the relationship between language and reality and to define the limits...


The Shining Mountain

by Peter Boardman & Chris Bonington

‘It’s a preposterous plan. Still, if you do get up it, I think it’ll be the hardest thing that’s been done in the Himalayas.’ So spoke Chris Bonington when Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker presented him...


Professional Real Estate Development: The ULI Guide to the Business

by Richard B. Peiser & David Hamilton

This basic primer covers the nuts and bolts of developing all types of real estate, including multifamily, office, retail, and industrial projects. Thoroughly updated, this new edition includes numerous case...


Induction and Intuition in Scientific Thought

by P B Medawar

Originally published in 1969. This book explains what is wrong with the traditional methodology of "inductive" reasoning and shows that the alternative scheme of reasoning associated with Whewell, Pierce and...


Science Set Free: 10 Paths to New Discovery

by Rupert Sheldrake

The bestselling author of Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home offers an intriguing new assessment of modern day science that will radically change the way we view what is possible.

In Science Set...


Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui

This issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme, transformation....


AM Envelope

by Holger Strauss

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands...


Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know

by Alexandra Horowitz

The bestselling book that asks what dogs know and how they think, now in paperback.

The answers will surprise and delight you as Alexandra Horowitz, a cognitive scientist, explains how dogs perceive their daily...


Electricity in your French house

by Thomas Malcolm

If you own a house in France or if you are thinking of buying one, an understanding of the French domestic electrical rules and regulations is invaluable.

Whether you wish to reassure yourself that the electrical...


Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

by David Eagleman

If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?

 

In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates...


The Origin of the Universe - Case Closed

by Robert Amneus

"The Origin of the Universe" brings the elegance of creation to the grasp of the reader using simple language, over 78 illustrations and many examples.

No math skills are required. Easy to follow mathematical...