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Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment Tu Delft (June 28, 2013)

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

by Ekim Tan, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as...


Strategic investment of embodied energy during the architectural planning process

by Linda Hildebrand, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (June 28, 2014)

This year's fifth issue of A+BE outlines the relevance of the building substance as factor for the overall sustainable performance of the built environment. It wants to sensibilize the designer for the ecological...


Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration

by Xiaoxi Hui, Tu Delft, Architecture & Xiaoxi Hui Tu Delft (February 07, 2013)

This 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, transformation....


AM Envelope

by Holger Strauss & Holger Strauss, Tu Delft, Architecture Tu Delft (January 29, 2013)

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve today’s demands...


Public perception and attitudes of forest owners towards forests in Europe

by Daniel Terrasson Quae (January 01, 1998)

Within the framework of the COST working group (E3-WG1, 1994-1998), this document presents 15 research papers on the following topics: the European public challenge concerning forest landscapes, environmental...


Evaluation of Plan Implementation

by Jinghuan He , Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (March 01, 2015)

Shanghai, like the other big cities along China’s coastline, has witnessed extraordinary growth in its economy and population with industrial development and rural-to-urban migration generating extensive...


Storming the Old Boys' Citadel

by Carla Blank & Tania Martin Baraka Books (December 15, 2014)

“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....


My Notebook of Questions : Inventions

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 18, 2012)

The objects that surround us are so much a part of our daily lives that we often forget they have not always been around.


Understanding The Earth

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 08, 2012)

For all curious readers, the Knowledge Guides open the door to a world of complex and captivating phenomena. Accurate, detailed visual information is all defined in lay language to make it readily accessible...


The Visual Dictionary of Universe & Earth

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Universe and Earth takes the reader into a fascinating journey through cosmos to discover celestial bodies, astronomical observation equipment and astronautics, and then provides a complete...


The Visual Dictionary of Communications & Office Automation

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Communications and Office Automation looks into information networks and mediums of the modern world, and explores electronic and computer tools of today’s office. Convenient and affordable,...


The Visual Dictionary of Food & Kitchen

by Jean-Claude Corbeil & Ariane Archambault Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Food and Kitchen gives readers the opportunity to discover foodstuffs from all around the world and to familiarize themselves with tools used to prepare, preserve or eat food. Convenient...


The Visual Dictionary of Plants & Gardening

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Plants and Gardening brings you into the fascinating world of vegetables, from ferns to mosses, flowering plants or trees, and presents tools used to cultivate ornamental or food plants....


The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


My Scrapbook of Discoveries and Inventions (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

The wise Professor Genius opens up the pages of his personal Scrapbook of Discoveries and Inventions.


The Visual Dictionary of Science & Energy

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Science and Energy takes the reader into a fascinating journey through pure science (chemistry, physics, mathematics) and the main sources of energy: geothermal and fossil energy, hydroelectricity,...


Young Explorers’ Guide : Ingenious Treasures

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (September 05, 2012)

• A one-of-a-kind treasure hunt • A breathtaking adventure – and you’re in control! • An encyclopedia that reads like an adventure novel • An amazing time-machine • A world of knowledge, just waiting...


The Visual Dictionary of House & Do-It-Yourself

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of House and Do-It-Yourself explores a house’s structure, components and furniture, as well as carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electricity and painting tools for common construction or...


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

by Paul McGillick, Ph.D & Masano Kawana Tuttle Publishing (March 31, 2015)

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,...


Qatar Heavens

by HAMAD ALREWAILY FastPencil (November 20, 2014)

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...


An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir

by Deirdre Heekin & Alice Feiring Chelsea Green Publishing (October 29, 2014)

Named one of the Best Wine Books of 2014 by The New York Times, An Unlikely Vineyard tells the evolutionary story of Deirdre Heekin's farm from overgrown fields to a fertile, productive, and beautiful landscape...


Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life

by David Pogue Flatiron Books (December 09, 2014)

New York Times Bestseller!

Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping the space bar? How do you recover photos you've deleted by accident? What can you do if your cell phone's battery is dead...


Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

by Alex De Vliegher, Bert Van Gils, Alain Peeters* & Christian Huyghe Quae (March 20, 2014)

The European project Multisward (http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland use and management in different European farming systems (including low-input...


Keeping People Safe: The Human Dynamics of Injury Prevention

by Ph. D. Williams & Ph. Scott D. Geller Government Institutes (April 16, 2010)

This book provides safety leaders with information they can use to reduce workplace injuries by addressing the five integral components of workplace safety: Systems/Conditions, Leadership, Behaviors, People-Factors,...


Edison's Concrete Piano

by Judy Wearing, Vince Spadea and Dan Markowitz & Crissy Calhoun Ecw Press (October 31, 2009)

Edison's Concrete Piano highlights the careers of famous inventors - revealing the lesser-known and most fascinating facts about their careers, their wackier hobbies, and especially their big flops and great...


Modernizing American Land Records: Order Upon Chaos

by Earl F. Epstein & Bernard J. Niemann Jr. Esri Press (August 29, 2014)

Modernizing American Land Records: Order Upon Chaos shows how geospatial technology collects, manages, analyzes, represents, and distributes land record data, including information about the nature of property...


Machines of Loving Grace

by John Markoff Ecco (August 25, 2015)

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for...


Shanghai Homes: Palimpsests of Private Life

by Jie Li Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

In the dazzling global metropolis of Shanghai, what has it meant to call this city home? In this account—part microhistory, part memoir—Jie Li salvages intimate recollections by successive generations of inhabitants...


Old Philadelphia Houses on Society Hill, 1750-1840

by Elizabeth B. McCall & Michael Maicher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 12, 2014)

Officially known as Washington Square Park, Philadelphia’s Society Hill district contains an impressive number of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century houses. This book presents, in text and pictures,...


Tough Men in Hard Places: A Photographic Collection

by Esther Greenfield WestWinds Press (October 15, 2014)

The mines in southwestern Colorado were in trouble and needed cheap, reliable electric power to keep running. This is the story of innovative solutions to solve the problem using alternating current electricity...


Principles and Applications of Fourier Optics

by Robert K Tyson Institute of Physics Publishing (August 22, 2014)

Fourier optics, being a staple of optical design and analysis for over 50 years, has produced many new applications in recent years. In this text, Bob Tyson presents the fundamentals of Fourier optics with sufficient...


Selected Papers on Noise and Stochastic Processes

by Nelson Wax Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

Six classic papers on stochastic process, selected to meet the needs of physicists, applied mathematicians, and engineers. Contents: 1.Chandrasekhar, S.: Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy. 2. Uhlenbeck,...


Semiconductors: Bonds and bands

by David K Ferry Institute of Physics Publishing (September 19, 2013)

As we settle into this second decade of the 21st century it is evident that the advances in microelectronics have truly revolutionized our day-to-day lifestyle. The growth of microelectronics itself has been...


Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food

by Hervé This & Malcolm DeBevoise Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Note-by-Note Cooking is a landmark in the annals of gastronomy, liberating cooks from the constraints of traditional ingredients and methods through the use of pure molecular compounds. 1-Octen-3-ol, which has...


Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

by Thomas P. Keenan Greystone Books (September 13, 2014)

“Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy...


Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clusters: A Comparative Study of Energy Use, Production/Environmental Ecology, and Kiln Development in Arita, Hong Kong,

by Tai Wei Lim UPA (September 05, 2014)

This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four...


Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras Marcel Broquet La nouvelle édition (September 10, 2014)

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


The World of Maps: Map Reading and Interpretation for the 21st Century

by Judith A. Tyner The Guilford Press (September 15, 2014)

Maps have power--they can instruct, make life easier, mislead, or even lie. This engaging text provides the tools to read, analyze, and use any kind of map and assess its strengths and weaknesses. Requiring...


Facade Refurbishment Toolbox.

by Thaleia Konstantinou, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

The starting point of the research is the need to refurbish existing residential building stock, in order to reduce its energy demand, which accounts for over one fourth of the energy consumption in the European...


Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.

by Pei-Wen Lu, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive...


Wind Turbine Design

by Ion Paraschivoiu Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

Wind energy is the fastest growing alternate source of energy in the world since its purely economic potential is complemented by its great positive environmental impact. The wind turbine, whether it may be...


Radioactivity

by Donald R Wiles Presses Internationales Polytechnique (March 30, 2011)

Following a description of the structure of the atomic nucleus, the author describes the several kinds of nuclear instability and their consequences: alpha, beta and gamma emission. He then outlines the actions...


Asymmetric Operation of AC Power Transmission Systems

by Richard Marceau, Abdou-R Sana & Donald T Mc Gillis Presses Internationales Polytechnique (December 20, 2011)

Asymmetric operation involves operating power transmission corridors at full capacity from a few milliseconds to a few hours even though individual three-phase lines have been weakened due to fault conditions....


Reducing Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructures

by Benoît Robert & Luciano Morabito Presses Internationales Polytechnique (August 25, 2011)

The methodology proposed in this manual enables the study of two important types of interdependencies between essential infrastructures: physical and geographical. It involves defining a study area and analyzing...


Newfoundland Gothic

by Peter Coffman Éditions MultiMondes (June 14, 2011)

How did an architectural style synonymous with medieval Europe become the style of choice in remote towns and outports of nineteenth-century Newfoundland and Labrador? From the city of St. John’s to isolated,...


The Man Cave Book

by Jeff Wilser & Michael H. Yost HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

The Man Cave Book by Mike Yost and Jeff Wilser is a tribute to great and glorious man spaces and the craftsmen behind them. Complete with instructions and insights into creating your own unique refuge and shrine...


The Emergent Agriculture: Farming, Sustainability and the Return of the Local Economy

by Gary Kleppel & John Ikerd New Society Publishers (June 30, 2014)

Local, diverse and resilient – the new culture of food


Green Home Building: Money-Saving Strategies for an Affordable, Healthy, High-Performance Home

by Miki Cook & Doug Garrett New Society Publishers (August 18, 2014)

Build a truly green home for the same total net cost as the conventional alternative


Why I Walk: Taking a Step in the Right Direction

by Kevin Klinkenberg New Society Publishers (August 11, 2014)

Save money, live better, walk more!