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Landscapes of Memory and Experience

by Jan Birksted

A complementary sequel to Relating Architecture to Landscape, this volume of essays explores further areas of interest and debate in the landscape/architecture debate.

Briefing Your Architect

by Frank Salisbury

This book sets out the essential activities and inter-relationships involving the client organization and multi-disciplinary design team as they progress through each phase of the job. It guides the client through...

Architectural Design Procedures

by Arthur Thompson

This book explains how architects obtain and administer work from the moment the contract is signed, to the handing over of the finished building to the client and is an indispensible guide to all architecture...


by Javier Senosiain

Bio-Architecture studies the natural principles of animal and human constructions from several different perspectives, and presents a great part of the knowledge that gives origin and shape to built form.


Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss

by Bradford Matsen

In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed...

Ancient Sedimentary Environments: And Their Sub-surface Diagnosis

by Richard C., Selley

This edition retains the case history approach to emphasize the subsurface diagnosis of environments using seismic and geophysical well logs and their application to petroleum exploration and production. This...

Environmental Change in South-East Asia: People, Politics and Sustainable Development

by Raymond Bryant & Michael Parnwell

Environmental Change in South-East Asia brings together scholars, journalists, consultants and NGO activists to explore the interaction of people, politics and ecology. Ostensibly "green" activities - plantation...

The New Urban Frontier: Gentrification and the Revanchist City

by Neil Smith

Why have so many central and inner cities in Europe, North America and Australia been so radically revamped in the last three decades, converting urban decay into new chic? Will the process continue in the twenty-first...

Urban Geography

by Tim Hall

This text introduces both 'traditional' and contemporary approaches and perspectives in urban geography. This substantially revised edition of Urban Geography now features updates on recent urban policy initiatives...

Justice, Society and Nature: An Exploration of Political Ecology

by Brendan Gleeson & Nicholas Low

Justice, Society and Nature examines the moral response which the world must make to the ecological crisis if there is to be real change in the global society and economy to favour ecological integrity. From...

Rethinking the Region: Spaces of Neo-Liberalism

by John Allen, with Julie Charlesworth & Allan Cochrane

Rethinking the Region argues that regions are not simply bounded spaces on a map. This book uses unique research of England during the 1980s to show how regions are made and unmade by social processes. The book...

Reframing Deforestation: Global Analyses and Local Realities: Studies in West Africa

by James Fairhead & Melissa Leach

This study reviews how West African deforestation is represented and the evidence which informs deforestation orthodoxy. On a country by country basis (covering Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo...

Jacques Cousteau: The Sea King

by Brad Matsen

An unprecedented and masterfully told biography of Jacques Cousteau that reveals for the first time the fascinating and compelling individual behind this famous television personality.


Inventor of the aqualung...

Using Statistics to Understand the Environment

by Penny A. Cook & P. Wheater

Using Statistics to Understand the Environment covers all the basic tests required for environmental practicals and projects and points the way to the more advanced techniques that may be needed in more complex...

Living with Environmental Change: Social Vulnerability, Adaptation and Resilience in Vietnam

by W. Neil Adger, P. Mick Kelly & Nguyen Huu Ninh

Vietnam and the neighbouring countries of Southeast Asia face diverse challenges created by the rapid evolution of their social, economic and environmental systems and resources. Taking a multidisciplinary perspective,...

Travel and Geography in the Roman Empire

by Colin Adams & Ray Laurence

The remains of Roman roads are a powerful reminder of the travel and communications system that was needed to rule a vast and diverse empire. Yet few people have questioned just how the Romans - both military...

Photovoltaics and Architecture

by Randall Thomas

Photovoltaic systems (PVs) produce electricity directly from solar radiation and are becoming more widespread as their advantages become apparent. This new guide provides an overview of how PVs work and how...

Innovation in Architecture: A Path to the Future

by Alan J. Brookes & Dominique Poole

In this highly original book, through a series of essays, key architects and engineers in Europe, Australia, and the USA describe the ideas and development behind the innovative technology in their chosen projects,...

Manufactured Sites: Rethinking the Post-Industrial Landscape

by Niall Kirkwood

**This title was originally published in 2001. The version published in 2011 is a PB reprint of the original HB**

Manufactured Sites focuses on the legacy of industrial production and pollutants on the contemporary...

Naturalism and the Human Condition: Against Scientism

by Frederick A. Olafson

Naturalism and the Human Condition is a compelling account of why naturalism, or the 'scientific world-view' cannot provide a full account of who and what we are as human beings.

Drawing on sources including...