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Urban Development in Post-Reform China: State, Market, and Space

by Fulong Wu, Jiang Xu & Anthony Gar-On Yeh

Radically reoriented under market reform, Chinese cities present both the landscapes of the First and Third World, and are increasingly playing a critical role in the country's economic development. Yet, radical...


Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

by Keith Smith

This is a well-written and generously illustrated overview of all the natural and technological events that threaten humans and what they value. It draws on the latest research across the physical and human...


Our Troubles With Food: Fears, Fads and Fallacies

by Stephen Halliday

For millennia the normal, natural and pleasurable activity of eating has been surrounded by fear and anxiety. Religious traditions have long decreed what foods are right for their followers to eat, but secularisation...


The Stone Lions

by Gwen Dandridge

In the last throes of the 14th century, Islamic Spain is under pressure from Castile and Aragon. Ara, the twelve-year old daughter to the Sultan, finds herself in the center of a political intrigue when her...


Molecular Biology: A Project Approach

by Susan J. Karcher

This course manual instructs students in recombinant DNA techniques and other essential molecular biology techniques in the context of projects. The project approach inspires and captivates students; it involves...


Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology

by Duncan Mara & Nigel J. Horan

'Access to safe water is a fundamental human need and therefore a basic human right' Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General

Edited by two world-renowned scientists in the field, The Handbook of Water and...


Analysis of Turbulent Flows with Computer Programs

by Tuncer Cebeci

Modelling and Computation of Turbulent Flows has been written by one of the most prolific authors in the field of CFD. Professor of aerodynamics at SUPAERO and director of DMAE at ONERA, the author calls on...


International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology, Part A

by William H.K. Lee, Paul Jennings & Carl Kisslinger

Modern scientific investigations of earthquakes began in the 1880s, and the International Association of Seismology was organized in 1901 to promote collaboration of scientists and engineers in studying earthquakes....


Structural and Residual Stress Analysis by Nondestructive Methods: Evaluation - Application - Assessment

by V. Hauk

The field of stress analysis has gained its momentum from the widespread applications in industry and technology and has now become an important part of materials science. Various destructive as well as nondestructive...


The Spectral Analysis of Time Series

by Lambert H. Koopmans

To tailor time series models to a particular physical problem and to follow the working of various techniques for processing and analyzing data, one must understand the basic theory of spectral (frequency domain)...


Multirate and Wavelet Signal Processing

by Bruce W. Suter

This innovative and in-depth book integrates the well-developed theory and practical applications of one dimensional and multidimensional multirate signal processing. Using a rigorous mathematical framework,...


Covering Codes

by G. Cohen, I. Honkala & S. Litsyn

The problems of constructing covering codes and of estimating their parameters are the main concern of this book. It provides a unified account of the most recent theory of covering codes and shows how a number...


Patios and Gardens of Mexico

by Patricia W. O'Gorman & Bob Schalkwijk

The Mexican garden is a serene oasis that displays a diversity and ingenuity that is truly astonishing. Mexico’s temperate climate, conducive to outdoor living, combined with its Indian and Spanish heritage...


Coming of Age in the Milky Way

by Timothy Ferris

From the second-century celestial models of Ptolemy to modern-day research institutes and quantum theory, this classic book offers a breathtaking tour of astronomy and the brilliant, eccentric personalities...


Solar Manufacturing: Environmental Design Concepts for Solar Modules

by Michelle Poliskie

THE LATEST SUSTAINABLE DESIGN TECHNIQUES FOR SOLAR MODULES

Solar Manufacturing: Environmental Design Concepts for Solar Modules explains the sustainable development methods used by today's leading photovoltaic...


Philanthropy and Light: Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space

by Oriel Prizeman

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie supported the erection of almost three thousand public buildings across Britain and America. Seeking to gauge the extent of universal...


Mapping Controversies in Architecture

by Albena Yaneva

This book tackles a number of challenging questions: How can we conceptualize architectural objects and practices without falling into the divides architecture/society, nature/culture, materiality/meaning? How...


Retailising Space: Architecture, Retail and the Territorialisation of Public Space

by Mattias Kärrholm

Over the past few years there has been a proliferation of new kinds of retail space, such as in libraries, workplaces, churches and museums. This book describes how the retailisation of public domains affects...


Utopian Adventure: The Corviale Void

by Victoria Watson

This unique book is about contemporary issues in architecture and urbanism, taking the form of a project for The Corviale Void, a one kilometre long strip of urban space, immured in the notorious Corviale housing...


Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture

by Lori A. Brown

Women continue to be very under-represented in the architectural profession, which has become defined by a narrow middle-class, heterosexual, Eurasian male perspective, out of kilter with today's diverse community....