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Title : Official catalogue of the Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 ...
Author : Great Britain. Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851
Total pages: 320 pages
Title : Calamity
Author : Brandon Sanderson
Publisher: Singel Uitgeverijen
Total pages: N.A pages
Bijna alle Wrekers zijn dood of bezweken voor het duister. Kaalslag maakt hele steden met de grond gelijk en het ziet ernaar uit dat Regalia’s snode plannen alsnog zullen worden uitgevoerd. David is ervan overtuigd dat de oplossing van het problem ligt bij Calamity, de bloedrode ster aan de hemel die de veroorzaker lijkt van alle ellende. Eerst trekt David nog met een paar getrouwen naar Ildithia, de uit zoutkristallen opgebouwde stad die zich langzaam verplaatst door van achteren af te brokkelen en van voren weer aan te groeien. Daar wacht een reeks grimmige confrontaties, niet alleen met een oude medestander maar ook met hun eigen diepste angsten.
Title : Teaching Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities
Author : Diane M. Browder
Publisher: Guilford Press
Total pages: 429 pages
This essential text and practitioner guide is unique in its emphasis on fostering academic learning as well as life skills. In-depth chapters cover reading, mathematics, science, and social studies, as well as health care needs, communication and social skills, daily living, and job skills. The expert authors present research-based best practices for assessing each student's needs and crafting individualized education plans that build a strong foundation for life in the community. User-friendly features include engaging vignettes, sample lesson plans, and reproducible checklists and forms. The text is a contemporary follow-up to Diane M. Browder's widely adopted Curriculum and Assessment for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.
Title : A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of the World, Volume 1 - Primary Source Edition
Author : David Benedict
Publisher: Nabu Press
Total pages: 610 pages
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Title : Poitiers 1356
Author : David Nicolle
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Total pages: 96 pages
Opsrey's examination of the Battle of Poitiers, which was fought between France and England in 1356. When Edward the Black Prince marched out of Gascony in August 1356, his plan was to carry out a large-scale destructive raid into the territory of the French King, John II. On 18 September, however, he was cornered south of Poitiers by a larger French army, and was left with little option but to fight. The ensuing battle proved an unmitigated disaster for the French. Their army was butchered and the King himself captured. In this volume, Dr David Nicolle details a campaign that enhanced the reputation of the Black Prince and led King John to catastrophe.
Title : International Encyclopedia of Military History
Author : James C. Bradford
Total pages: 1600 pages
With its impressive breadth of coverage – both geographically and chronologically – the International Encyclopedia of Military History is the most up-to-date and inclusive A-Z resource on military history. From uniforms and military insignia worn by combatants to the brilliant military leaders and tacticians who commanded them, the campaigns and wars to the weapons and equipment used in them, this international and multi-cultural two-volume set is an accessible resource combining the latest scholarship in the field with a world perspective on military history.
Title : The Captivity of John II, 1356-60
Author : Neil Murphy
Total pages: 126 pages
This book provides a systematic analysis of the innovations that occurred in the display of royal power during John II’s four years in English captivity. Neil Murphy shows how the French king’s competition with Edward III led to a revolution in the presentation of the royal image, manifesting through developments to the sacral character of the French monarchy, lavish displays of gift giving, and the use of courtly display. Showing that the Hundred Years War was not just fought on the battlefields of France, this book unravels how the war played out daily in the competition for status between Edward III and John II.
Title : Creativity, inc.
Author : Ed Catmull
Total pages: N.A pages
Creativity, Inc. is een boek voor managers die hun werknemers willen leiden naar excellentie, een handleiding voor iedereen die streeft naar originaliteit, en de allereerste, all-access reis naar het hart van Pixar Animation Studios. Het neemt je mee naar de story meetings, de postmortems en de Braintrust-sessies en laat zien hoe je een cultuur bouwt waar creativiteit ontstaat en floreert. Pixar domineert al bijna 20 jaar de animatiewereld. Films als de Toy Story-trilogie, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up en WALL-E hebben box-office records gevestigd en wonnen samen 27 Academy Awards. Het plezier in het vertellen van verhalen, de inventieve plots en de emotionele authenticiteit laten zien wat creativiteit werkelijk is. In dit boek onthult Catmull de ideeën en technieken achter het succes en de winstgevendheid. Bij Pixar is een unieke omgeving gecreëerd met processen die creativiteit beschermen en die ingaan tegen conventies: - Geef een goed idee aan een middelmatig team en ze verkloten het. Geef een middelmatig idee aan een fantastisch team en ze repareren het of verzinnen iets beters. - Als je er niet naar streeft om het onzichtbare zichtbaar te maken en het te begrijpen, dan ben je slecht voorbereid om leiding te geven. - Managers zijn er niet om risico’s te vermijden. Ze moeten een omgeving creëren waar het veilig is voor anderen om risico’s te nemen. - De kosten om fouten te voorkomen zijn vaak hoger dan de kosten om fouten te herstellen. - De communicatiestructuur van het bedrijf is niet gelijk aan de organisatiestructuur. Iedereen moet elkaar kunnen praten. - Ga er niet vanuit dat algemene overeenstemming leidt tot verandering – zelfs als iedereen aan boord is, kost het veel energie om een groep in beweging te krijgen.
Title : Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management, Second Edition
Author : Neil S. Grigg
Publisher: CRC Press
Total pages: 365 pages
Urban water services are building blocks for healthy cities, and they require complex and expensive infrastructure systems. Most of the infrastructure is out of sight and tends to be taken for granted, but an infrastructure financing crisis looms in the United States because the systems are aging and falling behind on maintenance. A road map for public works and utility professionals, Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management, Second Edition provides clear and practical guidance for life-cycle management of water infrastructure systems. Grounded in solid engineering and business principles, the book explains how to plan, budget, design, construct, and manage the physical infrastructure of urban water systems. It blends knowledge from management fields such as facilities, finance, and maintenance with information about the unique technical attributes of water, wastewater, and stormwater systems. Addresses how to make a business case for infrastructure funding Demonstrates how to apply up-to-date methods for capital improvement planning and budgeting Outlines the latest developments in infrastructure asset management Identifies cutting-edge developments in information technology applied to infrastructure management Presents a realistic view of how risk management is applied to urban water infrastructure settings Explains the latest maintenance and operations methods for water, wastewater, and stormwater systems The author describes current thinking on best management practices and topics such as asset management, vulnerability assessment, and total quality management of infrastructure systems. Expanded and updated throughout, this second edition reflects the considerable advances that have occurred in infrastructure management over the past ten years. Useful as a reference and a professional development guide, this unique book offers tools to help you lower costs and mitigate the rate shocks associated with managing infrastructure for growth, deterioration, and regulatory requirements. What’s New in This Edition The latest infrastructure management and maintenance technologies Information on the inventories of systems and the configuration of infrastructure New design and construction methods such as building information modeling (BIM) New approaches to rate setting, accounting methods, and cost accounting to help you assess the full cost of infrastructure Advances in SCADA systems Expanded coverage of risk management and disaster preparedness Material on the use of GIS in water and sewer management New laws related to infrastructure, including the U.S. EPA’s efforts to develop a distribution system rule
Title : Public Infrastructure Asset Management, Second Edition
Author : Waheed Uddin,W. Hudson,Ralph Haas
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total pages: 544 pages
"This comprehensive resource provides thorough coverage of the tools and techniques used in planning, building, maintaining, and fixing civil infrastructure. Thoroughly updated throughout, Public Infrastructure Asset Management, Second Edition presents the framework and elements of life cycle management of civil infrastructure assets in the context of current practice. The book explains how to achieve the optimal integrated, multi-disciplinary set of strategies (design, construction, maintenance, rehabilitation, and renovation) necessary to manage and sustain modern public physical infrastructure assets. These include: roads and bridges / airports / ports / public utilities / water and wastewater facilities / mass transit systems / hospitals / schools / parks and recreation facilities / sports complexes. The book has been thoroughly revised to reflect the impact of built infrastructure on the environment, social concerns, new technologies and scientific developments, and the impacts of natural and man-made disasters. Covers valuation of infrastructure assets, largely in response to Government Accounting Standards Requirements such as GASB34 in the United States, PSAB3150 in Canada, and similar standards in Australia Addresses the adverse environmental impacts of deteriorating air quality, GHG emissions, excessive noise, and available mitigation strategies Includes specific approaches to sustainability including green methodologies, resource conservation, re-use of materials, renewable energy Financing models for publicly owned infrastructure and for public-private-partnerships (P3s) Addresses online infrastructure (data access, mobile apps, cloud computing) and how these infrastructure services are assessed and provided Adds new and/or updated methodologies on performance measures related to sustainability, security, level of service provisions, safety, institutional effectiveness, preservation of assets and investments, technologies for in-service monitoring, data analysis, prioritization, and decisionsupport and knowledge management "--
Title : Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition
Author : Vijay P. Singh
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total pages: 1808 pages
Fully Updated Hydrology Principles, Methods, and Applications Thoroughly revised for the first time in 50 years, this industry-standard resource features chapter contributions from a “who’s who” of international hydrology experts. Compiled by a colleague of the late Dr. Chow, Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers scientific and engineering fundamentals and presents all-new methods, processes, and technologies. Complete details are provided for the full range of ecosystems and models. Advanced chapters look to the future of hydrology, including climate change impacts, extraterrestrial water, social hydrology, and water security. Chow’s Handbook of Applied Hydrology, Second Edition, covers: · The Fundamentals of Hydrology · Data Collection and Processing · Hydrology Methods · Hydrologic Processes and Modeling · Sediment and Pollutant Transport · Hydrometeorologic and Hydrologic Extremes · Systems Hydrology · Hydrology of Large River and Lake Basins · Applications and Design · The Future of Hydrology
Title : Urban Drainage, Third Edition
Author : David Butler,John Davies
Publisher: CRC Press
Total pages: 632 pages
Urban Drainage has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect changes in the practice and priorities of urban drainage. New and expanded coverage includes: Sewer flooding The impact of climate change Flooding models The move towards sustainability Providing a descriptive overview of the issues involved as well as the engineering principles and analysis, it draws on real-world examples as well as models to support and demonstrate the key issues facing engineers dealing with drainage issues. It also deals with both the design of new drainage systems and the analysis and upgrading of existing infrastructure. This is a unique and essential textbook for students of water, environmental, and public health engineering as well as a valuable resource for practising engineers.
Title : Understanding and Managing Urban Water in Transition
Author : Quentin Grafton,Katherine A. Daniell,Céline Nauges,Jean-Daniel Rinaudo,Noel Wai Wah Chan
Total pages: 641 pages
This book examines changes and transitions in the way water is managed in urban environments. This book originated from a joint French-Australian initiative on water and land management held in Montpellier, France. The book delivers practical insights into urban water management. It links scientific insights of researchers with the practical experiences of urban water practitioners to understand and respond to key trends in how urban water is supplied, treated and consumed. The 51 contributors to the volume provide a range of insights, case studies, summaries and analyses of urban water and from a global perspective. The first section on water supply and sanitation includes case studies from Zimbabwe, France and South Africa, among others. Water demand and water economics are addressed in the second section of the book, with chapters on long-term water demand forecasting, the social determinants of water consumption in Australian cities, a study of water quality and consumption in France, governance and regulation of the urban water sector and more. The third section explores water governance and integrated management, with chapters on water management in Quebec, in the Rotterdam-Rijnmond urban area, in Singapore and in Australia. The final section offers perspectives on challenges and future uncertainties for urban water systems in transition. Collectively, the diverse insights provide an important step forward in response to the challenges of sustainably delivering water safely, efficiently and equitably.
Title : Men and the War on Obesity
Author : Lee F. Monaghan
Total pages: 232 pages
Is obesity really a public health problem and what does the construction of obesity as a health problem mean for men? According to official statistics, the majority of men in nations such as England and the USA are overweight or obese. Public health officials, researchers, governments and various agencies are alarmed and have issued dire warnings about a global ‘obesity epidemic’. This perceived threat to public health seemingly legitimates declarations of war against what one US Surgeon General called ‘the terror within’. Yet, little is known about weight-related issues among everyday men in this context of symbolic or communicated violence. Men and the War on Obesity is an original, timely and controversial study. Using observations from a mixed-sex slimming club, interviews with men whom medicine might label overweight or obese and other sources, this study urges a rethink of weight or fat as a public health issue and sometimes private trouble. Recognizing the sociological wisdom that things are not as they seem, it challenges obesity warmongering and the many battles it mandates or incites. This important book could therefore help to change current thinking and practices not only in relation to men but also women and children who are defined as overweight, obese or too fat. It will be of interest to students and researchers of gender and the body within sociology, gender studies and cultural studies as well as public health researchers, policymakers and practitioners.
Title : Obesity Discourse and Fat Politics
Author : Lee Monaghan,Rachel Colls,Bethan Evans
Total pages: 144 pages
There is considerable rhetoric and concern about weight and obesity across an increasing range of national contexts. Alarmist claims about an ‘obesity time-bomb’ are continually recycled in policy reports, reviews and white papers, each of which begin with the assumption that fatness is fundamentally unhealthy and damaging to national economies. With contributions from the UK, Canada, the USA and Australia, this book offers alternative critical perspectives on this alleged public health crisis which were, in part, developed through an Economic and Social Research Council seminar series on Fat Studies and Health at Every Size (HAES). Written by scholars from a range of disciplines and the health professions, themes include: an interrogation of statistical procedures used to construct the obesity epidemic, overweight and obesity as cultural signifiers for Type 2 diabetes, understandings of healthy eating and healthy weight in a ‘problem’ population, gendered expectations on men and women to lose weight, the visual representation of obesity, tensions when researching (anti-)fatness, critical dietitians’ engagement with HAES, alternative ways of promoting physical activity, and representations of obesity in the media. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Public Health.