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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...


Ramus, Pedagogy and the Liberal Arts: Ramism in Britain and the Wider World

by Steven J. Reid & Emma Annette Wilson

Most early modern scholars know that Petrus Ramus (1515-1572) is important, but may be rather vague as to where his importance lies. This new collection of essays analyses the impact of the logician, rhetorician...


Secrets and Knowledge in Medicine and Science, 1500-1800

by Elaine Leong & Alisha Rankin

Secrets played a central role in transformations in medical and scientific knowledge in early modern Europe. As a new fascination with novelty began to take hold from the late fifteenth century, Europeans thirsted...


Losing Site: Architecture, Memory and Place

by Shelley Hornstein

As Ruskin suggests in his Seven Lamps of Architecture: "We may live without [architecture], and worship without her, but we cannot remember without her." We remember best when we experience an event in a place....


Designing for Play

by Barbara E. Hendricks

10 years ago Barbara Hendricks brought together thinking from child development and child psychology perspectives on play with practical issues confronted by designers and policy makers. The result was a beautifully-crafted,...


Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations

by Carol Freeman & Elizabeth Leane

Considering Animals draws on the expertise of scholars trained in the biological sciences, humanities, and social sciences to investigate the complex and contradictory relationships humans have with nonhuman...


Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876-1952) and the Railways

by Anthony Heywood

This book is the first substantial study in any language of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). Not only does it provide...


Rolf Gardiner: Folk, Nature and Culture in Interwar Britain

by Matthew Jefferies & Mike Tyldesley

Folk dancer, forester, poet and visionary, Rolf Gardiner (1902-71) is both a compelling and troubling figure in the history of twentieth-century Britain. While he is celebrated as a pioneer of organic farming...


Selling Science in the Age of Newton: Advertising and the Commoditization of Knowledge

by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth

Selling Science in the Age of Newton explores an often ignored avenue in the popularization of science. It is an investigation of how advertisements in London newspapers (from approximately 1687 to 1727) enticed...


High Frequency Over-the-Horizon Radar: Fundamental Principles, Signal Processing, and Practical Applications

by Giuseppe, Dr. Fabrizio

THE MOST COMPLETE GUIDE TO HIGH FREQUENCY OVER-THE-HORIZON RADAR SYSTEMS

Written by a leading global expert on the topic, High Frequency Over-the-Horizon Radar provides in-depth coverage of the signal processing...


Long for This World

by Jonathan Weiner

“[A] searching and surprisingly witty look at the scientific odds against tomorrow.”

—Timothy Ferris

Jonathan Weiner—winner of the  Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los...


Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildings

by Peter Irwin, Roy Denoon & David Scott

Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those...


Religions and Development

by Emma Tomalin

Religion has been excluded from development studies for decades. Religious traditions have contributed greatly towards development work, yet major international players have tended to ignore its role. Recent...


Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable and Ecological Communities

by Stephen M. Wheeler

How can human communities sustain a long-term existence on a small planet? This challenge grows ever more urgent as the threat of global warming increases.

Planning for Sustainability presents a wide-ranging,...


Wetland Management and Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa

by Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon & Matthew McCartney

In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture...


Food and Development

by E.M. Young

The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have...


Mass Customisation and Personalisation in Architecture and Construction

by Poorang A.E. Piroozfar & Frank T. Piller

Challenged by the recent economic crisis, the building and construction industry is currently seeking new orientation and strategies. Here mass customisation is uncovered as a key strategy in helping to meet...