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The purpose of philosophy and of humans? Discussions on the history and metaphysics of philosophy

by J Horsfield @ Hearts Minds Media

The purpose of philosophy and of humans? Discussions on the history and metaphysics of philosophy

by Hearts and Minds Media

These pages are a collection of my studies on history and metaphysics of philosophy as...


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...


Principia: The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy (Annotated and Illustrated ) ( Active TOC) ( Prometheus Classics )

by Isaac Newton, Prometheus Classics & Andrew Motte

The Principia is "justly regarded as one of the most important works in the history of science". The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, often referred to as simply the Principia, is a work in three...


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...


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...


Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui, Tu Delft, Architecture & 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 & Holger Strauss, Tu Delft, Architecture

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...


Public perception and attitudes of forest owners towards forests in Europe

by Daniel Terrasson

Within the framework of the COST working group (E3-WG1, 1994-1998), this document presents 15 research papers on the following topics: the European public challenge concerning forest landscapes, environmental...


Evaluation of Plan Implementation

by Jinghuan He , Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

Shanghai, like the other big cities along China’s coastline, has witnessed extraordinary growth in its economy and population with industrial development and rural-to-urban migration generating extensive...


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin

“Women” and “architecture” were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, “it is hardly safe to assert” that a connection even exists between the two words....


Digital Universities V.1 (2014) - n. 1

by Katharine A. Bentham, Alessandra Briganti, Sonia Forconi & Paolo Francescone et al.

EDITORIAL Culture and cultures: the world’s thousands of versions compared to global modernization PEDAGOGY Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): education to change society? SCIENCE Massive Open Online Courses...


Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

by Martin Gardner

Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that...


How the Body Knows Its Mind

by Sian Beilock

“Beilock reveals one intriguing secret after another...That Beilock is supercharged with enthusiasm about her topic is evident and infectious” (Booklist, starred review).

The human body is not just a passive...


Short-Cut Math

by Gerard W. Kelly

Can you multiply 362 x .5 quickly in your head? Could you readily calculate the square of 41? How much is 635 divided by 2½? Can 727,648 be evenly divided by 8?

If any of these questions took you more than...


General Chemistry

by Linus Pauling

"An excellent text, highly recommended." — Choice

When it was first published, this first-year chemistry text revolutionized the teaching of chemistry by presenting it in terms of unifying principles instead...


Sustainable Luxury: The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

by Paul McGillick, Ph.D & Masano Kawana

Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social,...


Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth

by James Lawrence Powell

Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first...


10% Human

by Alanna Collen

You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and...


Qatar Heavens

by HAMAD ALREWAILY

The Book There is a lot of visions around the world countries, some of them for sustainability, economics, energy, resources, health...etc. Each vision definitely has its limitation, either number of years or...


An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

by Deirdre Heekin & Alice Feiring

Named one of the Best Wine Books of 2014 by The New York Times, An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin's farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape...