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The Search for the Sigma Code ; Nine Fixed Points in the Wind

Author: Cecil Balmond

Publisher: Prestel Pub

ISBN: 9783791340678

Category: Mathematics

Page: 232

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Tells the story of Enjil, a boy mathematician who is challenged by a spirit to solve the riddle, 'What is the fixed point of the wind?' This title takes readers on a journey through myth, legend and religion.
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God Good and Satan Evil

Author: Joseph Sener

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 164214309X

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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The words of Mighty God are in the Old and New Testaments. His words are love letters to His human creation. They are about living on life on earth with satan and sins and redemption for salvation by establishing a direct mutual relationship with the Creator God who shows blessings every day and night. The complex process of being alive on earth is under constant attacks by satan while we are trying to prevent dangerous outcomes and not to fall into the abyss of satan. The humanity has been given free-will by God to choose either the just and right of “good” under the light of God or the dark and wrongs of the “evil” with satan. The Divine Power of God is on our side to protect while we are on a spec of dust of this universe in the eternal fabric of the space and time across the center of the incomprehensible unknown, the home of the Creator God Almighty. The creation of this universe and the earth we live on are the expressions of His Divine Love to become with us, He wants to empower us from within, with Love and never ending glory. He wants to separate satan’s evils from His star light goods. He wants us to have this short time on earth with ethical spirituality while we are on this tiny planet in circular motion around the sun of His.
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Urban Landscape Perspectives

Author: Giovanni Maciocco

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540767992

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Urban Landscape Perspectives explores how landscape terminology can be usefully brought into the urban debate. The articles are by scholars who have a particular interest in and experience of the city project at various operative scales. They include theoretical reflections on the landscape as an eminently project-like figure. The book describes new methods and approaches dealing with the contemporary environment, whether it is from the point of view of the city or the landscape.
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The Domestic and the Foreign in Architecture

Author: Sang Lee,Ruth Baumeister

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064505667

Category: Architecture

Page: 375

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For centuries, across nations, dialogue between the domestic and the foreign has affected and transformed architecture. Today these dialogues have become highly intensified. "The Domestic and the Foreign in Architecture" examines how these exchanges manifest themselves in contemporary architecture, in terms of its aesthetic potential and its practice, which, in turn, are impacted by broad economic, cultural and political issues. This book traces how diverse cultural encounters inevitably modify conventional categories, standards and codes of architecture, such as domestic identity, its political and economic representations and the negotiations with what is deemed foreign. Theoretical reflections by distinguished scholars are accompanied by interviews with some of the most influential architects practicing today, as well as stunning visual presentations by professional photographers.
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The Age of Immunology

Conceiving a Future in an Alienating World

Author: A. David Napier

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226568140

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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In this fascinating and inventive work, A. David Napier argues that the central assumption of immunology—that we survive through the recognition and elimination of non-self—has become a defining concept of the modern age. Tracing this immunological understanding of self and other through an incredibly diverse array of venues, from medical research to legal and military strategies and the electronic revolution, Napier shows how this defensive way of looking at the world not only destroys diversity but also eliminates the possibility of truly engaging difference, thereby impoverishing our culture and foreclosing tremendous opportunities for personal growth. To illustrate these destructive consequences, Napier likens the current craze for embracing diversity and the use of politically correct speech to a cultural potluck to which we each bring different dishes, but at which no one can eat unless they abide by the same rules. Similarly, loaning money to developing nations serves as a tool both to make the peoples in those nations more like us and to maintain them in the nonthreatening status of distant dependents. To break free of the resulting downward spiral of homogenization and self-focus, Napier suggests that we instead adopt a new defining concept based on embryology, in which development and self-growth take place through a process of incorporation and transformation. In this effort he suggests that we have much to learn from non-Western peoples, such as the Balinese, whose ritual practices require them to take on the considerable risk of injecting into their selves the potential dangers of otherness—and in so doing ultimately strengthen themselves as well as their society. The Age of Immunology, with its combination of philosophy, history, and cultural inquiry, will be seen as a manifesto for a new age and a new way of thinking about the world and our place in it.
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Seven Structural Engineers

The Felix Candela Lectures

Author: Guy Nordenson,Félix Candela

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870707032

Category: Architecture

Page: 187

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Since 1997, the Structural Engineers Association of New York has hosted a lecture series in honour of the structural engineer Felix Candela. This book presents all eight lectures in written form for the first time. The lectures cover varying topics related to structural engineering, and have been given by some of the most prominent structural engineers working and teaching today. Each essay is fully illustrated.
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New Statesman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Digital Tectonics

Author: Neil Leach,David Turnbull,Chris Williams

Publisher: Academy Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

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The old opposition between a digital culture of sensuous, ephemeral images and a tectonic culture of pragmatic building has given way to a new collaboration between the two domains, a 'digital tectonics'. Computer linked fabrication techniques of many kinds have become an integral part of the design process, while new digital tools are allowing engineers and architects to understand in far more detail the behaviour of load carrying surfaces, and to generate new architectural forms. Digital and computer-linked design techniques is one of the hottest topics in architecture and in an ever-expanding world of digital technology this book tackles the practical elements of the field.
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Archithese

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Arch+[i.e. Plus]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783927901872

Category: Architecture

Page: 629

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Masters of structure

engineering today's innovative buildings

Author: Sutherland Lyall

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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RIBA Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2005

Author: N.A

Publisher: Trolley Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 141

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Five years ago, the Serpentine Gallery invited the world's leading innovative architects to create a pavilion, even an elegance or a folly, that represented the ethos of their work. This book looks at some of creations that resulted from the gallery's challenge.
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Support and Resist

Structural Engineers and Design Innovation

Author: Nina Rappaport

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

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As architectural projects have grown larger and more complex, as materials have become more specialized and advanced, as the world's cities have developed in size and density, the collaborative partnership of architects and structural engineers has gained prominence. Many of the major works of the early twenty-first century would have been difficult to build or even conceive without the contributions of firms like Ove Arup & Partners, Buro Happold, and Mutsuro Sasaki & Partners, to name just a few. Support and Resist is the first book to focus on the revolution in engineering culture in which structure shares the stage with design.In profiles of fourteen American and international engineers and more than thirty case studies, Nina Rappaport details facets of this revolution: collaboration, intuition, structural integration, hybrid structures, structure as decoration, computer workflow, and fabrication technologies.
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Architecture Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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建築と都市

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Das Auge Gottes

Roman

Author: James Rollins

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641194881

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Ein hochspannender Cocktail aus Abenteuer, Wissenschaft und Action Der Absturz des Satelliten mitten in der mongolischen Wüste ist schon schlimm genug. Schließlich befindet sich an Bord das Auge Gottes, eine streng geheime experimentelle Kamera. Doch das letzte Bild, das der Satellit an die Basis übertragen hatte, ist noch schrecklicher. Painter Crowe von der SIGMA-Force kann kaum glauben, was er sieht. Auf dem Foto ist genau zu erkennen, dass die gesamte Ostküste der USA in Trümmern liegt! Wenig später kommt es zu einer noch unglaublicheren Entdeckung: Die fotografierte Szene liegt 90 Stunden in der Zukunft! Painter Crowe bleiben weniger als vier Tage, um die Katastrophe zu verhindern ...
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Der Judas-Code

Roman

Author: James Rollins

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641043859

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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Tief Luft holen – dieser Thriller ist atemberaubend! Die Gilde – eine weltweit arbeitende Terror-Organisation – entwickelt einen neuen biologischen Kampfstoff auf Basis eines Virus, der bereits Marco Polos Mannschaft beinahe vollständig hinweggerafft hat. Nur Grayson Pierce und die Sigma-Force erkennen die Gefahr und setzen alles daran, die Gilde aufzuhalten. Piraten, Söldner und mutierte Bestien stellen sich ihnen überall auf der Welt entgegen und fordern schreckliche Opfer. Doch Grayson weiß genau: Wenn er versagt, wird die Menschheit zugrunde gehen! Intelligente Spannung und rasante Action von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite!
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