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Getting to Grips with Green Plans: National-level Experience in Industrial Countries

by Barry Dalal Clayton

One of the more significant recommendations to emerge from UNCED in 1992 was the call in Agenda 21 for countries to develop and implement national sustainable development strategies. Most countries have responded...

Building Organisation and Procedures

by G. Forster

Topics discussed include the structure and magnitude of the construction industry, responsibilities and roles of the organisations and people within the industry.

Estimating and Tendering for Building Work

by R. C. Smith

" message to lecturers in building/quantity surveying is to 'put it on your course list for essential reading' and to students and practitioners 'buy it' " Building Technology & Management

Provides a practical...

Introduction to Metamorphic Textures and Microstructures

by A.J. (Department of Geology, Uni Barker

A text which aims to help undergraduate students in geology to recognize and interpret metamorphic textures and microstructures in thin-section. For lecturers and postgraduates in geology and petrology, the...

Planning and Managing Agricultural and Ecological Experiments

by Peter, Johnstone

A text addressing the essential issues required to undertake satisfactory comparative agricultural and ecological experiments. It offers an integrated presentation, with the focus strongly placed on the planning...

Geographies of Resistance

by Michael Keith & Steven Pile

Until very recently questions of resistance seemed straightforward, addressed in terms of an analysis of power.

This book demonstrates how new, radical geographies of resistance emerge, develop and operate....

Writing Worlds: Discourse, Text and Metaphor in the Representation of Landscape

by Trevor J. Barnes & James S. Duncan

Writing Worlds represents the first systematic attempt to apply poststructuralist ideas to landscape representation. Landscape - city, countryside and wilderness - is explored through the discourse of economics,...

Science and Football IV

by Aron Murphy, Thomas Reilly & Warwick Spinks

This edited collection brings together the latest research into the range of sports known as football.

With contributions by a large number of the leading international researchers in the field, the book aims...

The Hurricane

by Roger A Pielke

First published in 1990, this book describes the nature of the hurricane, one of the world's most dangerous weather hazards. It examines the formation, development, movement, and impact of these tropical cyclones,...

On Landscapes

by Susan Herrington

There is no escaping landscape: it's everywhere and part of everyone's life. Landscapes have received much less attention in aesthetics than those arts we can choose to ignore, such as painting or music -...

Eco-Urbanity: Towards Well-Mannered Built Environments

by Darko Radovic

There is need for change in our currently unsustainable cities. Carefully outlining paths towards better, sustainable ways of urban living, this book proposes a radical change in the ways we conceive and live...

Tolley's Workplace Accident Handbook

by Mark Tyler

Occupational safety and health management theory is now rightly focused on pro-activity, risk assessment and management. But it remains important that organizations know what they need to do when accidents happen,...

An Enlarged Europe: Regions in Competition?

by Louis Albrechts, Sally Hardy & Mark Hart

The political and economic geography of Europe is changing - the European Community is expanding its boundaries towards EFTA and is resuming a closer association with Central and Eastern European regions engaged...

House Inspector

by Duncan Marshall & Nigel Dann

This book is a concise and comprehensive guide to building defects and building inspection. Whether, as a practitioner you are employed in buying, selling, managing or maintaining houses or whether, or as a...

Engineering Formulas for Metalcutting

by Edmund Isakov

Maximize the productivity of cutting.

  • Linear regression equations for converting Rockwell, Vickers, Knoop, and Scleroscope hardness numbers into Brinell hardness numbers.

  • Formulas and linear regression equations...

Introduction to Cultural Ecology

by Mark Q. Sutton & E. N. Anderson

Introduction to Cultural Ecology, Third Edition, familiarizes students with the foundations of the field and provides a framework for exploring what other cultures can teach us about human/environment relationships....

Computer Simulation, Rhetoric, and the Scientific Imagination: How Virtual Evidence Shapes Science in the Making and in the News

by Aimee Kendall Roundtree

The book investigates the rhetorical nature of scientific computer simulations, and it discusses the implications of those rhetorical strategies for how we understand, use and evaluate simulated evidence in...

100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics

by Heinrich Dörrie

Problems that beset Archimedes, Newton, Euler, Cauchy, Gauss, etc. Features squaring the circle, pi, similar problems. No advanced math is required. Includes 100 problems with proofs.

Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction

by Charles L. Adler

From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas--for...

Fracture and Fatigue of Welded Joints and Structures

by K Macdonald

The failure of any welded joint is at best inconvenient and at worst can lead to catastrophic accidents. Fracture and fatigue of welded joints and structures analyses the processes and causes of fracture and...