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Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui, Tu Delft, Architecture & Xiaoxi Hui

p spanThis issue of A+BE addresses two critical urban issues China faces today: housing and urban renewal. In the recent two decades, the Chinese urban housing stock underwent a significant, if not extreme,...


Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape

by Chen Kun Chung, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment

p spanThis book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature...


The Emily Dickinson Collection

by Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was an American poet, born in Amherst, Massachusetts into a prominent family with strong ties to its community. After studying at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she briefly...


Studies On Darwinism & Genetics

by Giovanni Lo Presti

The structure that supports the Universe is the Unicum: a unique phenomenon that reveals itself only once and in different forms, codified in the four Fundamental Laws of Nature, among which electromagnetism...


The Agile Gene

by Matt Ridley

Armed with extraordinary new discoveries about our genes, acclaimed science writer Matt Ridley turns his attention to the nature-versus-nurture debate in a thoughtful book about the roots of human behavior.

Ridley...


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin

"Women" and "architecture" were once mutually exclusive terms. In an 1891 address, Louise Blanchard Bethune declared, "it is hardly safe to assert" that a connection even exists between the two words. Some women...


Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

by Martin Gardner

Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that...


Poachers, Polluters and Politics: A Fishery Officer's Career

by Randy Nelson

Retired fishery officer Randy Nelson’s first love was catching poachers. That obsession, plus a devious mind and enthusiasm for marathon running, spelled big trouble for law-breaking fishermen. Thirty-five...


Bioprinting:Principles and Applications: Principles and Applications

by Chee Kai Chua & Wai Yee Yeong

At labs around the world, researchers have been experimenting with bioprinting, first just to see whether it was possible to push cells through a printhead without killing them (in most cases it is), and then...


The Search for Our Cosmic Ancestry

by Chandra Wickramasinghe

The idea that life is a cosmic, rather than a purely terrestrial phenomenon, has progressed from scientific heresy to mainstream science within the short timespan of a few decades. The theory of cometary panspermia...


Diabetes for Primary Care: A Step By Step Approach

by Nachida Hamidi-Sitouah, Md

As a primary care provider, you might find it challenging to care for patients with diabetes. Diabetes for Primary Care: A Step-by-Step Approach, describes how experts manage diabetes with a simplified approach...


The Wave Basis of Special Relativity

by Robert Close

This book explains not only how Special Relativity (SR) works, but also WHY it works. SR does not require the postulates you will find in other books. Instead, the laws of SR can be deduced from the experimental...


Short-Cut Math

by Gerard W. Kelly

Can you multiply 362 x .5 quickly in your head? Could you readily calculate the square of 41? How much is 635 divided by 2½? Can 727,648 be evenly divided by 8?

If any of these questions took you more than...


Biid Uncensored

by Danielle Sainte-Marie

In this candid and sometimes shocking interview, Dr. Chloe Jennings-White opens up on the subject of what it feels like to live with Body Integrity Identity Disorder, or BIID.


General Chemistry

by Linus Pauling

"An excellent text, highly recommended." — Choice

When it was first published, this first-year chemistry text revolutionized the teaching of chemistry by presenting it in terms of unifying principles instead...


Polysaccharide-Based Nanocrystals

by Jin Huang, Peter R. Chang, Ning Lin & Alain Dufresne

Polysaccharide nanocrystals, an emerging green nanoingredient (nanomaterial) with high crystallinity obtained by acid hydrolysis of biomass-based polysaccharides, are of scientific and economic significance...


Soccertowns: Book 3

by Andres Varela & Carlos F Gonzalez

SoccerTowns is the story of a group of friends who travel and learn about the towns where soccer is played around the world. It starts in the United States and Canada and in the future it will go to many other...


Sustainable Luxury: The New Singapore House, Solutions for a Livable Future

by Paul McGillick, Ph.D & Masano Kawana

Singapore is celebrated as one of the most livable cities in Asia, and Sustainable Luxury shows how the prosperous, forward-looking nation is pioneering innovative solutions for environmental, economic, social,...


10% Human

by Alanna Collen

You are just 10% human. For every one of the cells that make up the vessel that you call your body, there are nine impostor cells hitching a ride. You are not just flesh and blood, muscle and bone, brain and...


Qatar Heavens

by HAMAD ALREWAILY

The Book There is a lot of visions around the world countries, some of them for sustainability, economics, energy, resources, health...etc. Each vision definitely has its limitation, either number of years or...