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Skylight

By David Hare
  • ISBN Code: : 0571301126
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Pages : 112
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 256
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : skylight.pdf

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Skylight premiered at the National Theatre in 1995 and then went on to become one of the most internationally successful plays of recent years. This is the definitive edition of Skylight.

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The Fully Updated, Indispensible Study of Sustainable Design Principles Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building is the first textbook to merge principles, theory, and practice into an integrated workflow. This book introduces the technologies and processes of sustainable design and shows how to incorporate sustainable concepts at every design stage. This comprehensive primer takes an active learning approach that keeps students engaged. This book dispenses essential information from practicing industry specialists to provide a comprehensive introduction to the future of design. This new second edition includes: Expansive knowledge—from history and philosophy to technology and practice Fully updated international codes, like the CAL code, and current legislations Up-to-date global practices, such as the tools used for Life-Cycle Assessment Thorough coverage of critical issues such as climate change, resiliency, health, and net zero energy building Extensive design problems, research exercise, study questions, team projects, and discussion questions that get students truly involved with the material Sustainable design is a responsible, forward-thinking method for building the best structure possible in the most efficient way. Conventional resources are depleting and building professionals are thinking farther ahead. This means that sustainable design will eventually be the new standard and everyone in the field must be familiar with the concepts to stay relevant. Fundamentals of Integrated Design for Sustainable Building is the ideal primer, with complete coverage of the most up to date information.

Know Your Rights and Claim Them

By Amnesty International,Angelina Jolie,Geraldine Van Bueren
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  • Publisher : Zest Books ™
  • Book Code : 1728449685
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: know-your-rights-and-claim-them.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A timely look at children's rights, the young activists who fought for them, and how readers can do the same by Amnesty International, Angelina Jolie, and Geraldine Van Bueren

Architectural Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2014

By Daniel John Stine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SDC Publications
  • Book Code : 1585038024
  • Total of Pages : 480
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: architectural-commercial-design-using-autodesk-revit-2014.pdf

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Architectural Commercial Design Using Revit 2014 is designed for the architectural student using Revit 2014. The intent is to provide the student with a well-rounded knowledge of tools and techniques for use in both school and industry. This text takes a project based approach to learning Revit's Architectural tools in which the student develops a three story office building. Each book comes with a CD containing numerous video presentations of the written material. General building codes and industry standard conventions are covered in a way that is applicable to the current exercise. The first two chapters are intended to get the reader familiar with the user interface and many of the common menus and tools of Revit 2014. A small office is created in chapter two to show just how easy it is to get started using Revit. By the end of chapter two the student will be excited and prepared to take on a much larger project. Throughout the rest of the book the student develops a three story office building. The drawings start with the floor plans and develop all the way to photo-realistic renderings like the one on the cover of this book. In these chapters many of the architectural tools and features of Revit 2014 are covered in greater detail.

Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013

By Daniel John Stine
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SDC Publications
  • Book Code : 1585037354
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 410
  • Pdf File: commercial-design-using-autodesk-revit-architecture-2013.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Commercial Design Using Revit Architecture 2013 is designed for the architectural student using Revit Architecture 2013. The intent is to provide the student with a well-rounded knowledge of tools and techniques for use in both school and industry. This text takes a project based approach to learning Revit Architecture in which the student develops a three story office building. Each book comes with a DVD containing numerous video presentations of the written material. General building codes and industry standard conventions are covered in a way that is applicable to the current exercise. The first two chapters are intended to get the reader familiar with the user interface and many of the common menus and tools of Revit Architecture 2013. A small office is created in chapter two to show just how easy it is to get started using Revit Architecture. By the end of chapter two the student will be excited and prepared to take on a much larger project. Throughout the rest of the book the student develops a three story office building. The drawings start with the floor plans and develop all the way to photo-realistic renderings like the one on the cover of this book. In these chapters the many tools and features of Revit Architecture 2013 are covered in greater detail.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

By Michelle McNamara
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062916319
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 291
  • Pdf File: i-ll-be-gone-in-the-dark.pdf

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THE BASIS FOR THE MAJOR 6-PART HBO® DOCUMENTARY SERIES #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan, NPR | Paste | Seattle Times | Entertainment Weekly | Esquire | Slate | Buzzfeed | Jezebel | Philadelphia Inquirer | Publishers Weekly | Kirkus Reviews | Library Journal | Bustle Winner of the Goodreads Choice Awards for Nonfiction | Anthony Award Winner | SCIBA Book Award Winner | Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime | Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt “A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic

By Jessica Hopper
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  • Publisher : MCD x FSG Originals
  • Book Code : 0374722633
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: the-first-collection-of-criticism.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Jessica Hopper's criticism is a trenchant and necessary counterpoint not just on music, but on our culture at large." —Annie Clark, St. Vincent An acclaimed, career-spanning collection from a fiercely feminist and revered contemporary rock critic, reissued with new material Throughout her career, spanning more than two decades, Jessica Hopper, a revered and pioneering music critic, has examined women recording and producing music, in all genres, through an intersectional feminist lens. The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic features oral histories of bands like Hole and Sleater Kinney, interviews with the women editors of 1970s-era Rolling Stone, and intimate conversations with iconic musicians such as Björk, Robyn, and Lido Pimienta. Hopper journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence; decamps to Gary, Indiana, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death; explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love; and examines the rise of emo. The collection also includes profiles and reviews of some of the most-loved, and most-loathed, women artists making music today: Fiona Apple, Kacey Musgraves, M.I.A., Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey. In order for the music industry to change, Hopper writes, we need “the continual presence of radicalized women . . . being encouraged and given reasons to stay, rather than diminished by the music which glues our communities together.” The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic—published to acclaim in 2015, and reissued now with new material and an introduction by Samantha Irby—is a rallying cry for women-centered history and storytelling, and a groundbreaking, obsessive, razor-sharp panorama of music writing crafted by one of the most influential critics of her generation.

Fall Prevention Through Design in Construction

By Imriyas Kamardeen
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 131752036X
  • Total of Pages : 140
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 829
  • Pdf File: fall-prevention-through-design-in-construction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The role of designers has traditionally been to design a building so that it conforms to accepted local building codes. The safety of workers is left up to the contractor building the designs. Research shows, however, that designers can have an especially strong influence on construction safety during the concept, preliminary and detailed design phases. This book establishes the new knowledge and conceptual frameworks necessary to develop a mobile computing-enabled knowledge management system that can help reduce the high rate of construction falls. There are three main objectives of this book: 1. To create a new Prevention through Design (PtD) knowledge base to model the relationships between fall risks and design decisions; 2. To develop a PtD mobile App to assist building designers in fall prevention through design; 3. To evaluate the practical implications of the PtD mobile App for the construction industry, especially for building designers and workers. The cutting edge technologies explored in this book have the potential to significantly reduce the rate of serious injuries that occur in the global construction industry. This is essential reading for researchers and advanced students of construction management with an interest in safety or mobile technologies.

Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max

By Darren Brooker
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1136138935
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 172
  • Pdf File: essential-cg-lighting-techniques-with-3ds-max.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Certified by Autodesk, Darren Brooker's new edition teaches the production techniques behind real-world work. The tutorials take you from the fundamentals of lighting, right through to advanced techniques.

Fundamentals of Atmospheric Radiation

By Craig F. Bohren,Eugene E. Clothiaux
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 3527608370
  • Total of Pages : 490
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: fundamentals-of-atmospheric-radiation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Meeting the need for teaching material suitable for students of atmospheric science and courses on atmospheric radiation, this textbook covers the fundamentals of emission, absorption, and scattering of electromagnetic radiation from ultraviolet to infrared and beyond. Much of the contents applies to planetary atmosphere, with graded discussions providing a thorough treatment of subjects, including single scattering by particles at different levels of complexity. The discussion of the simple multiple scattering theory introduces concepts in more advanced theories, such that the more complicated two-stream theory allows readers to progress beyond the pile-of-plates theory. The authors are physicists teaching at the largest meteorology department in the US at Penn State. The problems given in the text come from students, colleagues, and correspondents, and the figures designed especially for this book facilitate comprehension. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of atmospheric science. * Free solutions manual available for lecturers at www.wiley-vch.de/supplements/

Getting to Center

By Marlee Grace
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062969781
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 710
  • Pdf File: getting-to-center.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Marlee's work shifts and stretches. This new collection is a necessary resource for those of us looking to re-center, lean in, and get curious about ourselves, about our heart's work. Getting to Center is a blessing in book form." —Alexandra Elle, author of After the Rain From the beloved creator, workshop facilitator, and author of How to Not Always Be Working comes an approachable and practical guide to leaning into the unknown even when it feels as though everything around—and inside—us is in flux. Picking up where How to Not Always Be Working left off, Getting to Center is an empathetic offering to those who are looking for a roadmap for finding their way back to equilibrium. This book meditates on endings, grief and joy, ease, hope, addiction, and beginnings, pairing Marlee's own experiences and wisdom with practical exercises and tools for creating balance and understanding within the natural changes of life. In her own constant shifting, improviser and entrepreneur Marlee Grace has found ways to pivot within her career, while still maintaining constant threads throughout. She has developed practices that have supported her through opening and closing multiple businesses, a divorce, several cross-country moves, choosing sobriety, and more. Essential for anyone who feels overwhelmed and anxious about these unpredictable times, this gorgeous, thoughtful book is a hand to hold to feel less alone, and a guide to cultivating resources we can replenish and depend on in ourselves.

Rendering Techniques ’97

By Julie Dorsey,Philipp Slusallek
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3709168589
  • Total of Pages : 346
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 739
  • Pdf File: rendering-techniques-97.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book contains the proceedings of the 8th Eurographics Rendering Workshop, which took place from 16th to 18th June, 1997, in Saint Etienne, France. After a series of seven successful events the workshop is now well established as the major international forum in the field of rendering and illumination techniques. It brought together the experts of this field. Their recent research results are compiled in this proceedings together with many color images that demonstrate new ideas and techniques. This year we received a total of 63 submissions of which 28 were selected for the workshop after a period of careful reviewing and evaluation by the 27 mem bers of the international program committee. The quality of the submissions was again very high and, unfortunately, many interesting papers had to be rejected. In addition to regular papers the program also contains two invited lectures by Shenchang Eric Chen (Live Picture) and Per Christensen (Mental Images). The papers in this proceedings contain new research results in the areas of Finite-Element and Monte-Carlo illumination algorithms, image-based render ing, outdoor and natural illumination, error metrics, perception, texture and color handling, data acquisition for rendering, and efficient use of hardware. While some contributions report results from more efficient or elegant algo rithms, others pursue new and experimental approaches to find better solutions to the open problems in rendering.

Exterior Building Enclosures

By Keith Boswell
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118330064
  • Total of Pages : 600
  • Category : Architecture
  • Members : 328
  • Pdf File: exterior-building-enclosures.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A comprehensive guide to the design and execution ofsophisticated exterior building enclosures Focused on the design process for architects and relatedprofessionals, this book addresses the design and execution ofsophisticated exterior building enclosures for a number ofcommercial building types and in a variety of building materials.It focuses on the design process by delineating enclosure basics,the participants (owners, architects, engineers, consultants) andtheir roles and responsibilities through collaboration, andtracking the design process through construction. This comprehensive handbook covers all of the factors thataffect the design of a building enclosure, including function,visual aesthetics, performance requirements, and many othercriteria. In-depth case studies of projects of various scales,types, and climate conditions illustrate the successfulimplementation of exterior wall enclosure solutions in brickmasonry, stone, architectural concrete, glass, and metals. This unique and indispensable guide: Defines the functions, physical requirements, designprinciples, and types of exterior building enclosures Identifies the participants in the design and constructionprocess and specifies their roles and responsibilities Presents a step-by-step process for the design of exteriorenclosures, from defining goals and developing concepts throughcreating construction documents Reviews the construction process from bidding and negotiationthrough the paper phase to the "brick and mortar" stage Provides details on the properties of exterior enclosurematerials, including structural considerations, weather protection,fire safety, and more Covers a variety of materials, including brick masonry, naturalstone masonry, architectural concrete, metal framing and glass, andall-glass enclosures Written by the technical director of the San Francisco office ofSkidmore, Owings & Merrill, Exterior Building Enclosuresis an indispensable resource for architects, engineers, facadeconsultants, and green design consultants working on commercialbuilding projects.