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Balancing Green Power: How to deal with variable energy sources

by David Elliott

Renewable energy sources are large but some are variable and intermittent. The wide-scale use of renewable energy sources for energy supply will require the adoption of ways to compensate for their variability....


Scilab: from Theory to Practice - I. Fundamentals

by Philippe Roux & Perrine Mathieu

This book provides a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the powerful,open source computing environment of Scilab. It will teach you all the basic Scilab concepts you need for computing, analyzing and visualizing...


Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS UsersA Guide for GIS Users

by Cynthia A. Brewer

Designing Better Maps: A Guide for GIS Users, second edition, breaks down the myriad decisions involved in creating maps that communicate effectively. The second edition includes updated material and a new chapter...


Making Spatial Decisions Using GIS and Lidar: A Workbook

by Kathryn Keranen & Robert Kolvoord

The first workbook to highlight using lidar data with ArcGIS for Desktop.


Essential Earth Imaging for GIS

by Lawrence III Fox

Essential Earth Imaging for GIS provides readers with the knowledge they need to use sophisticated earth imaging in a GIS.


New Forms of Procurement: PPP and Relational Contracting in the 21st Century

by Marcus C. Jefferies & Steve Rowlinson

The last three decades have seen the evolution of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Relationship Contracting (RC) as alternative procurement approaches to traditional methods of delivering public infrastructure....


Neoliberal Spatial Governance

by Phil Allmendinger

Neoliberal Spatial Governance explores the changing nature of English town and city planning as it has slowly but clearly transformed. Once a system for regulating and balancing change in the built and natural...


Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM: Current and future practices

by Lennart Andersson, Kyla Farrell & Oleg Moshkovich

Implementing Virtual Design and Construction using BIM outlines the team structure, software and production ecosystem needed for an effective Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process through current real...


The Idealist: Aaron Swartz and the Rise of Free Culture on the Internet

by Justin Peters

A smart, lively history of the Internet free culture movement and its larger effects on society—and the life and shocking suicide of Aaron Swartz, a founding developer of Reddit and Creative Commons—from...


Global Perspectives on Critical Architecture: Praxis Reloaded

by Gevork Hartoonian

Judging from the debates taking place in both education and practice, it appears that architecture is deeply in crisis. New design and production techniques, together with the globalization of capital and even...


Safety Management Systems in Aviation

by Alan J. Stolzer & John J. Goglia

Although aviation is among the safest modes of transportation in the world today, accidents still happen. In order to further reduce accidents and improve safety, proactive approaches must be adopted by the...


Shopping Malls and Public Space in Modern China

by Nicholas Jewell

China's rise as an economic superpower has been inescapable. Statistical hyperbole has been accompanied by a plethora of highly publicized architectural forms that brand the regeneration of its increasingly...


Sustainable Markets for Sustainable Business: A Global Perspective for Business and Financial Markets

by Güler Aras

Around the world the focus is on the relationship between ethics and governance codes and how widely this should be interpreted. Sustainability has three main accepted dimensions: economic growth, social responsibility,...


Systems Engineering for Commercial Aircraft: A Domain-Specific Adaptation

by Scott Jackson

The key principle of systems engineering is that an aircraft should be considered as a whole and not as a collection of parts. Another principle is that the requirements for the aircraft and its subsystems emanate...


Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture

by Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson

Outlandia is an off-grid artists' fieldstation, a treehouse imagined by artists London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist & Jo Joelson) and designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, situated in Glen Nevis, opposite Ben...


To Eat Or Not To Eat?  The Meat And Beans Group - Food Pyramid

by Baby Professor

What do meat and beans do to your body? Here, your child will learn why you always tell him/her to eat the green beans. Filled with pictures and as few text as possible, learning is made fun and easy. Learning...


To Eat Or Not To Eat?  The Vegetable Group - Food Pyramid

by Baby Professor

Improve how your child responds to vegetables by making them look fun to eat and delicious. The purpose of this educational book, then, is to expose a child to beautiful vegetables and make him/her curious enough...


The Low Cost Carrier Worldwide

by Michael Lück & Sven Gross

Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) have become an integral part of today's air transport and tourism industries. Originating in the United States, the low-cost concept has subsequently been adopted by airlines on all...


Urban Complexity and Planning: Theories and Computer Simulations

by Shih-Kung Lai & Haoying Han

In recent years, there has been a new understanding of how cities evolve and function, which reflects the emergent paradigm of complexity. The crux of this view is that cities are created by differentiated actors...


Mind Change: How digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains

by Rider & Susan Greenfield

In Mind Change, Susan Greenfield discusses the all-pervading technologies that now surround us, and from which we derive instant information, connected identity, diminished privacy and exceptionally vivid here-and-now...