Streets and Patterns

Author: Stephen Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113437075X

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 1223

There is an emerging consensus that urban street layouts should be planned with greater attention to ‘placemaking’ and urban design quality, while maintaining the conventional transport functions of accessibility and connectivity. However, it is not always clear how this might be achieved: we still tend to have different sets of guidance for main road networks and for local streetgrids. What is needed is a framework that addresses both of these, plus main streets – that don’t easily fit either set of guidance – in an integrative manner. Streets and Patterns takes up this challenge to create a coherent rationale to underpin today’s streets-oriented urban design agenda. Informed by recent research, the book looks behind existing design conventions and beyond immediate policy rhetoric, and analyses a range of first principles – from Le Corbusier and Colin Buchanan to New Urbanism. The book provides a new framework for the design and planning of urban layouts, integrating transport issues such as road hierarchy, arterial streets and multi-modal networks with urban design and planning issues such as street type, grid type, mixed-use blocks and urban design coding.

Between the Sheets

Author: Julie Prestsater

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481221337

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 3510

The passion between Mel and Ty is undeniable. But do they have the love to go the distance? Melissa Cruz has been in love with Tyler Gelson, her best friend's Sex God of an older brother, since ... well, since forever. She's let Tyler slip away in the past, her fears getting the best of her. But this time, this time she is determined to get what she wants and what she wants is a second chance at love. There is only one problem. Tyler lives miles away. Is love worth packing everything up and leaving her family and best friend behind? Tyler Gelson has admired his little sister's spitfire of a friend, Melissa Cruz, since the day she brought her home. Over the years he watched her turn from gangly kid into one hell of a hot woman and he has definitely taken notice. He has fallen and he has fallen hard. But with love comes decisions and he may have to make the biggest one of all. Is love worth leaving his dream job and moving back home? When unexpected news comes their way, will a long distance relationship be too much to handle? Or will these soul-mates prove that the love they share is more than just what happens Between The Sheets? (Although, that's pretty damn good too.)

Twelve Years A Slave (Illustrated)

Author: Solomon Northup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 2765903190

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 7930

Twelve Years a Slave (1853) is a memoir and slave narrative by Solomon Northup, as told to and edited by David Wilson. Northup, a black man who was born free in New York, details his kidnapping in Washington, D.C. and subsequent sale into slavery. After having been kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana by various masters, Northup was able to write to friends and family in New York, who were in turn able to secure his release. Northup's account provides extensive details on the slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans and describes at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.

Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations

For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas

Author: J. Vlietstra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852333973

Category: Computers

Page: 696

View: 9635

This dictionary is a collection of technical abbreviations and acronyms used in information and communication technologies and other industrial activities. They are used in industries, institutes, organisations and universities, all too often without mentioning their meaning. Areas covered by this dictionary are Information and Communication Technology (ICT), including hardware and software; Information Networks, including the Internet and the World Wide Web; Automatic Control; and ICT-related Computer-Aided Techniques and Activities. Apart from the technical terms this dictionary also lists abbreviated names of relevant organisations, conferences, symposia and workshops. This reference book is important for all practitioners and users in the areas mentioned above and those who consult or write technical material (manuals, guides, books, articles, marketing and teaching material). These publications often omit the meaning of acronyms and confront the reader with jargon too often difficult to understand. This edition contains over 33,000 items and differs from the previous one by deleting obsolete terms and less relevant acronyms. Ten thousand new items have been added.

City as Landscape

A Post Post-Modern View of Design and Planning

Author: Tom Turner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136742204

Category: Architecture

Page: 260

View: 4037

In twenty essays, this book covers aspects of planning, architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, park and garden design. Their approach, described as post-postmodern, is a challenge to the 'anything goes' eclecticism of the merely postmodern.

Psychological Report Writing Assistant

Author: Gary Groth-Marnat,Ari Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234855

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 5556

Expert Report Writing Software—provides a step-by-step guide to writing clinically sound and rich psychological reports The Psychological Report Writing Assistant software is a highly interactive program that guides the report writer through all phases of writing a report that is comprehensive, includes integrated interpretation, uses everyday language, and answers the referral questions. Key features include: A composition screen with links to resources to facilitate report writing Sample reports with links to guidelines on how to write sections of the report A comprehensive menu of treatment recommendations Search function to identify problem phrases with suggestions for alternative wording Compatible with Microsoft® Windows Blending the best of science with an appreciation for the art of doing clinical work, the accompanying guide: Describes six core qualities of an optimal psychological report Provides an overview of cognitive, neuropsychological, personality, psychoeducational, and forensic reports Offers guidelines for formatting and completing various sections of a report Discusses recommendations for treatment and for tailoring the report to the individual Includes instructions for navigating the software Filling the need for an easy-to-use, intuitive tool for organizing and writing relevant psychological reports, Psychological Report Writing Assistant will help you quickly and easily create thorough and complete psychological reports.

Exploring Animal Social Networks

Author: Darren P. Croft,Richard James,Jens Krause

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400837766

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 6273

Social network analysis is used widely in the social sciences to study interactions among people, groups, and organizations, yet until now there has been no book that shows behavioral biologists how to apply it to their work on animal populations. Exploring Animal Social Networks provides a practical guide for researchers, undergraduates, and graduate students in ecology, evolutionary biology, animal behavior, and zoology. Existing methods for studying animal social structure focus either on one animal and its interactions or on the average properties of a whole population. This book enables researchers to probe animal social structure at all levels, from the individual to the population. No prior knowledge of network theory is assumed. The authors give a step-by-step introduction to the different procedures and offer ideas for designing studies, collecting data, and interpreting results. They examine some of today's most sophisticated statistical tools for social network analysis and show how they can be used to study social interactions in animals, including cetaceans, ungulates, primates, insects, and fish. Drawing from an array of techniques, the authors explore how network structures influence individual behavior and how this in turn influences, and is influenced by, behavior at the population level. Throughout, the authors use two software packages--UCINET and NETDRAW--to illustrate how these powerful analytical tools can be applied to different animal social organizations.

The Next American Metropolis

Ecology, Community, and the American Dream

Author: Peter Calthorpe

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781878271686

Category: Architecture

Page: 175

View: 5857

Regarding issues of urban sprawl Visit Sprawl Net, at Rice University. It's under construction, but it should be an interesting resource. Check out the traffic in the land of commuting. And, finally, enjoy Los Angeles: Revisiting the Four Ecologies.


Fourth International Student Edition

Author: David Freedman,Robert Pisani,Roger Purves

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393930432

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

View: 8711

The Fourth Edition has been carefully revised and updated to reflect current data.

Getting Groomed

The Ultimate Wedding Planner for Gay Grooms

Author: Jason Mitchell

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452129622

Category: Reference

Page: 152

View: 2494

Finally, a fun wedding organizer for gay grooms! This planner covers every aspect of the event so the big day goes off without a hitch—focusing on the details of the celebration and steering away from the politics of gay marriage, Getting Groomed offers a refreshing approach to readers planning a wedding or commitment ceremony. Couples will learn how to set a budget, organize the guest list, design invitations, dress and style for the big day, and much more. This elegant planner is the resource—and perfect gift—for stylish grooms-to-be.

Global Tobacco Control

Power, Policy, Governance and Transfer

Author: P. Cairney,D. Studlar,H. Mamudu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230361242

Category: Political Science

Page: 284

View: 4990

The first major book by political scientists explaining global tobacco control policy. It identifies a history of minimal tobacco control then charts the extent to which governments have regulated tobacco in the modern era. It identifies major policy change from the post-war period and uses theories of public policy to help explain the change.

Church of the Moment

Author: Chidiebere Nwokeocha

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490878297

Category: Fiction

Page: 116

View: 9031

The battle for the souls of men is fierce and the battle line is drawn. Global Union Pentecostal Ministries (a.k.a Solution Arena) is the Church of the Moment. The church is marching on, but Capone Diabolos, the gate keeper of hell, is not folding his hands. The church hierarchy, led by Bishop Charles Richmond, has been infiltrated and many are deceived. The quest for power, position, and prosperity, as well as the focus on miracles, signs, and wonders, has left the church bereft of true disciples. But who will defend the church from the enemy within? The tares and wheat must come to harvest and every man will be rewarded accordingly, for God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.

Dictionary of Acronyms and Technical Abbreviations

For Information and Communication Technologies and Related Areas

Author: Jakob Vlietstra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447102630

Category: Computers

Page: 696

View: 8670

This Dictionary covers information and communication technology (ICT), including hardware and software; information networks, including the Internet and the World Wide Web; automatic control; and ICT-related computer-aided fields. The Dictionary also lists abbreviated names of relevant organizations, conferences, symposia and workshops. This reference is important for all practitioners and users in the areas mentioned above, and those who consult or write technical material. This Second Edition contains 10,000 new entries, for a total of 33,000.

A Pattern Language

Towns, Buildings, Construction

Author: Christopher Alexander

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199726531

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

View: 9727

You can use this book to design a house for yourself with your family; you can use it to work with your neighbors to improve your town and neighborhood; you can use it to design an office, or a workshop, or a public building. And you can use it to guide you in the actual process of construction. After a ten-year silence, Christopher Alexander and his colleagues at the Center for Environmental Structure are now publishing a major statement in the form of three books which will, in their words, "lay the basis for an entirely new approach to architecture, building and planning, which will we hope replace existing ideas and practices entirely." The three books are The Timeless Way of Building, The Oregon Experiment, and this book, A Pattern Language. At the core of these books is the idea that people should design for themselves their own houses, streets, and communities. This idea may be radical (it implies a radical transformation of the architectural profession) but it comes simply from the observation that most of the wonderful places of the world were not made by architects but by the people. At the core of the books, too, is the point that in designing their environments people always rely on certain "languages," which, like the languages we speak, allow them to articulate and communicate an infinite variety of designs within a forma system which gives them coherence. This book provides a language of this kind. It will enable a person to make a design for almost any kind of building, or any part of the built environment. "Patterns," the units of this language, are answers to design problems (How high should a window sill be? How many stories should a building have? How much space in a neighborhood should be devoted to grass and trees?). More than 250 of the patterns in this pattern language are given: each consists of a problem statement, a discussion of the problem with an illustration, and a solution. As the authors say in their introduction, many of the patterns are archetypal, so deeply rooted in the nature of things that it seemly likely that they will be a part of human nature, and human action, as much in five hundred years as they are today.


Author: Richard Lewis 1846-1892 Nettleship

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781373693778

Category: History

Page: 510

View: 4620

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Palgrave Student Planner 2014-15

Author: Stella Cottrell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781137399991


Page: 240

View: 2154

This bestselling planner is the complete self-management tool for students. It contains everything students need to organize their information and time effectively, including study skills advice, diary pages, personal finance guidance, timetables, useful contacts and websites, spelling rules, notes pages and much more.