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Environmental Hazards: Assessing Risk and Reducing Disaster

by Prof Keith Smith & Keith Smith

The fourth edition of Environmental Hazards continues to blend physical and social sciences to provide a thoroughly balanced, contemporary introduction to hazards analysis and mitigation strategies. It covers...


Environment and Social Theory

by John Barry

Written in an engaging and accessible manner by one of the leading scholars in his field, Environment and Social Theory, completed revised and updated with two new chapters, is an indispensable guide to the...


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

The expanded fifth edition of Environmental Hazards provides a balanced overview of all the major rapid-onset events that threaten people and what they value in the twenty-first century. It integrates cutting-edge...


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: 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

Walter Gropius associated standardisation with promoting civilisation in 1935, yet Andrew Carnegie’s influence on the proliferation of pattern book public library plans internationally predated these observations...


Mapping Controversies in Architecture

by Albena Yaneva

The 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. Retail space has cropped up just about everywhere in the urban landscape: in libraries, workplaces, churches and museums....


Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture

by Lori A. Brown

Women continue to be extremely under-represented in the architectural profession. Despite equal numbers of male and female students entering architectural studies, there is at least 17-25% attrition of female...


Materan Contradictions: Architecture, Preservation and Politics

by Anne Parmly Toxey

Shaped by encrusted layers of development spanning millennia, the southern Italian city of Matera is the ultimate palimpsest. Known as the Sassi, the majority of the ancient city is composed of thousands of...