Eine Ästhetik des Selbstverständlichen
Author: Hans Kolb,Albert Kirchengast
View: 3629Die Architektur des in München und Linz arbeitenden Architekten Franz Riepl steht für Zurückhaltung im Entwurf und für Empfindsamkeit im Detail. Die Stimmigkeit, die seine Architektur im Alltag erreicht, basiert auf der Kenntnis von Vorbildlichem. So findet seine Baukunst zu verständlicher Form. Sie entwickelt mit den Jahren Patina, die sinnlich erfahrbare Atmosphäre verbreitet. Dieser seltenen Qualität spürt das Buch nach: in einem Interview, in dem Riepl über Räume und Möbel spricht; mit einem Fotoessay über 6 Projekte: ein Vierkanthof, eine Wohnung, ein Wohnhaus, ein Fleischerei-Geschäft sowie zwei Gasthäuser. Diese Bilder werden durch Pläne und Zeichnungen ergänzt. Ein Essay untersucht Riepls Umgang mit der Patina und mit der Nutzung neuerer Bauten.
Über die bauliche Dichte und ihre Bedingungen in der mitteleuropäischen Stadt
Author: Eberhard Tröger
View: 7992Angesichts fortschreitenden Landschaftsverbrauchs und wachsender Verkehrsströme wird die Diskussion um das sinnvolle Maß der baulichen Dichte heftig geführt. Bei der Planung fehlten bisher konkrete Werte und Erkenntnisse darüber, welche Formen der Bebauung die angenehmsten Lebensräume schaffen. Dieses Buch untersucht in umfassender Weise die Zusammenhänge zwischen den Ausprägungen baulicher Dichte und daraus entstehenden Atmosphären, Nutzungsverteilungen und deren Wertschätzung. Anhand von 9 Dichtekategorien, die den öffentlichen Raum mit einbeziehen, werden 36 exemplarische Quartiere in Zürich, Wien, München und Berlin vom Stadtrand bis zur Innenstadt fotografisch und in detailliertem Kartenmaterial dokumentiert und ausgewertet. Ein einmaliges Kompendium der Charaktere mitteleuropäischer Stadträume!
Author: David Constantine
Publisher: Comma Press
View: 9952David Constantine's Under the Dam was chosen as one of their Books of 2005 by both The Independent and The Guardian. See Press below. "FLAWLESS AND UNSETTLING" - Boyd Tonkin, Books of the Year 2005, The Independent. In the middle of a speech a businessman realises his soul has just left his body. In an Athens marketplace, a jealous lover finds himself staggering through a vision of hell. High in the Alps, a young woman’s body re-appears in the glacier, perfectly preserved, where she fell 50 years before. Entering Constantine’s stories is like stepping out into a wind of words, a swarm of language. His prose is as fluid as the water that surges and swells through all his landscapes. Yet, against this fluidity, his stories are able to stop time, to freeze-frame each protagonist’s life just at the moment when the past breaks the surface, or when the present - like the dam of the title - collapses under its own weight. “I started reading these stories quietly, and then became obsessed, read them all fast, and started re-reading them again and again. They are gripping tales, but what is startling is the quality of the writing. Every sentence is both unpredictable and exactly what it should be. Reading them is a series of short shocks of (agreeably envious) pleasure...” – AS Byatt, Book of the Week, The Guardian “A superb collection” – Nicholas Royle, The Independent “This is a haunting collection filled with delicate clarity. Constantine has a sure grasp of the fear and fragility within his characters.” – A. L. Kennedy
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Candlewick Studio
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 8676"Kielder Water is a wild and beautiful place, rich in folk music and legend. Years ago, before a great dam was built to fill the valley with water, there were farms and homesteads in that valley and musicians who livened their rooms with song. After the village was abandoned and before the waters rushed in, a father and daughter returned there. The girl began to play her fiddle, bringing her tune to one empty house after another--for this was the last time that music would be heard in that place"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Rafael Romeo García,Mario Andreu Mir,Francisco Hijós Bitrián,Raimundo Lafuente Dios,Moisés Rubín de Célix Caballero,Mariano de Andrés Rodríguez-Trelles,Alejandro Carrasco-Mínguez,Maria Soledad Martín-Cleto Sánchez,Miguel Alonso Pérez de Ágreda,José María Villarroel González-Elipe
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
View: 8863As dams age, they are subject to a series of external agents and processes which tend to deteriorate the qualities with which they were originally conceived to stand against these actions. At the same time, it is often necessary to respond to increased safety standards, either in the structural or hydrological fields. Reservoir sedimentation or water quality issues within the reservoir also give raise to problems that must be addressed. Lastly, climatic change in the management of water resources, and the need for sustainability have clearly become new incidence factors with which Dam Owners will have to coexist in the future. Therefore it is obvious that an increase in budget allocation for remedial and conservation measures is required, in order to reach the increasing operation, supply and security measures which are being established. The relevance of this factor is mostly emphasized in developed countries which own an important heritage of aging dams. In this context, Dam Maintenance and Rehabilitation II constitutes a complete review of the state of art in techniques concerning dam retrofitting and conservation. Contributions are presented either in English or Spanish and correspond to a wide range of topics related to dam maintenance, behaviour evaluation and rehabilitation. This shared knowledge and experience will surely be highly relevant for dam academics and professionals at all technical and administrative levels.
Author: Debbie S. Robinson,Doni L. Bird
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
View: 6958Fully updated to include the latest procedures and trends, this practical resource focuses on the core clinical skills and knowledge you need to become a practicing dental assistant. The concise, full-color text has been specifically designed and written to help you easily grasp important DA information. And step-by-step procedures, application exercises, and a wealth of pedagogical aids ensure that you master all the necessary skills. Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on the core skills and procedures needed to become a practicing dental assistant. Approachable writing style ensures that you have a full understanding of text content. Easy-to-follow organization offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry. Step-by-step procedures of skills dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales. Procedure icons clearly indicate what issues/things must be identified when performing various core procedures. Ethical implications are featured at the end of each chapter’s narrative to touch on important ethical considerations related to the chapter material. NEW! Content incorporates additional information on dynamic areas such as HIPAA laws and implications, dental imaging, dental materials, and caries prevention. NEW! Expanded and updated artwork focuses on newer products, materials, and equipment to remain current with technological advances in the modern dental office. Focus on Clinical Dental Assisting provides essential information on core skills and procedures students need to master to become practicing dental assistants. Approachable writing style ensures maximum student comprehension. Easy-to-follow organization offers 29 succinct chapters that move from profession basics and sciences to infection control, chair-side treatment foundations, and patient care in general and specific dentistry. Step-by-step procedures of skills dental assistants must master feature a consistent format that includes a goal, equipment, chronological steps, and rationales. Procedure icons alert students to the various issues they must learn to identify when performing core procedures. Ethical implications are featured at the end of each chapter’s narrative to touch on the ethical considerations students need to be made aware of.
Protecting, Managing, and Sharing Digital Images
Author: Christopher S. Reed
Publisher: Peachpit Press
View: 7302Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing & Sharing Digital Images will help photographers build best practices for copyright registration and management into their existing image processing workflows using the popular Adobe® Creative Cloud™ software suite. Part legal manual, part software manual, the book will go beyond existing offerings in the “copyright for photographers” space by providing step-by-step guidance on protecting, managing, and enforcing intellectual property rights in their images using specific software tools. Written by a photographer, who is also serves a senior policy advisor at the U.S. Copyright Office, there is no other resource better equipped to help photographers through this essential, yet hard-to-tackle, topic! The book’s workflow approach capitalizes on widespread interest in the photography community in copyright protection and enforcement, enhancing digital workflows, and popular workflow software such as Lightroom®, Photoshop®, and Acrobat®. This book is focused on U.S. copyright laws and requirements. Readers outside the U.S. may find it useful if they intend to register their images in the United States, or post images to websites based in the United States.
A British Film Guide
Author: John Ramsden
Category: Performing Arts
View: 6581An original mix of film analysis and political history, this book examines the political and cinematic significance of The Dam Busters, as both a British institution and a fine war film. A critical and popular success, the film celebrates an image of gutsy ingenuity for the "Brits at war," with the 1943 raid by Lancaster bombers on the dams of Germany’s Ruhr region, using the extraordinary "bouncing bomb." Ramsden’s fresh and incisive book offers an overall review of the film and its place in history. It convincingly suggests that the film’s cultural impact made it difficult to assess the true value of Britain’s bombing campaign.
Author: Paul Brickhill
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
View: 5547A special edition of The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan’s 70th anniversary. On 17 May 1943, nearly 350 million tons of water crashed into the valleys of the Ruhr when the Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron breached the giant Moehne and Eder Dams with colossal ‘blockbuster’ bombs. The Dam Busters tells the story of the raid and the squadron of fearless airmen who carried it through. Again and again, the crews of 617 Squadron Bomber Command used their flying skills, their tremendous courage and Barnes Wallis’ highly accurate bouncing bombs to deal devastating blows to Nazi Germany. One of the most daring true stories to emerge from the Second World War, Paul Brickhill’s The Dam Busters inspired the famous 1955 film starring Michael Redgrave and Richard Todd.
Author: Louis H. Berman,Kenneth M. Hargreaves,Steven R. Cohen
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
View: 5151The definitive endodontics reference, Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp is known for its comprehensive coverage of leading-edge information, materials, and techniques. It examines all aspects of endodontic care, from preparing the clinician and patient for endodontic treatment to the role the endodontist can play in the treatment of traumatic injuries and to the procedures used in the treatment of pediatric and older patients. Not only does Hargreaves and Cohen’s 10th edition add five chapters on hot new topics, it also includes online access! As an Expert Consult title, Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp lets you search the entire contents of the book on your computer, and includes five online chapters not available in the printed text, plus videos, a searchable image collection, and more. For evidence-based endodontics research and treatment, this is your one-stop resource!
The First 12 Months of Life
Author: Michael E. Peterson,Michelle Kutzler
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
View: 8532A practical reference for the general veterinary clinician, Small Animal Pediatrics: The First 12 Months of Life compiles into a single location the latest information in the rapidly developing field of canine and feline pediatrics. Editors Michael Peterson, DVM, MS, and Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT are joined by more than 40 expert contributors in providing coverage from prenatal care to one year of age. For ease of use, the text is divided into four sections. A General Considerations section opens the book by covering prenatal care of the bitch and queen, birth, normal physical examinations, growth, husbandry, nutrition, care of orphans, neonatal mortality, behavior, emergency and critical care, and immunology. The second section, Common Infectious Diseases, covers bacterial, viral, fungal, rickettsial, and parasitic infections. The third section describes diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the young patient including radiology, ultrasound, aesthetic and surgical considerations, pain management, pharmacology, and clinical pathology. Finally, the fourth section covers a variety of organ systems with discussions on normal development, congenital conditions, and acquired diseases. The text also includes information that is usually difficult to find, including a pediatric formulary, care of orphan puppies, clinical pathology values, prenatal care, and normal growth and development guidelines. This book will be a significant asset to any veterinary library! Offers a practical, clinically oriented resource for the unique diagnostic and treatment challenges posed by pediatric and juvenile animal patients. Includes comprehensive coverage of all special problems encountered in pet management from birth through the first 12 months of life. Provides clear, step-by-step guidelines for important clinical procedures and techniques for the most vulnerable of small animal patients. Covers procedures such as intraosseous catheterization and fluid therapy, venipuncture, and tube feeding. Includes guidelines for designing and implementing a successful pediatric wellness program tailored to your own practice. Discusses infectious diseases in young animals, zoonotic potential, and human public health concerns. Provides key new information on puppy and kitten behavioral development including guidance for prevention and intervention for problem behaviors, the leading cause of pet euthanasia. Includes guidelines for kennel and cattery health management as well as shelter medicine health considerations. Discusses controversial health and ethical issues in veterinary pediatrics, such as ear cropping, tail docking, declawing, and early spay/neuter surgery (including both pro and con positions). Includes the latest recommendations for nutritional care of healthy and "special needs" puppies and kittens as well as the post-parturient and nursing dam. Offers an easy-to-use, well-organized format for quick and easy access to the most relevant information.
Author: Ben Gelber
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
View: 7664The weather has always been a favorite topic of conversation. Undoubtedly, someone must have said to Noah, "I thought they said it was supposed to let up on Tuesday." Over a century ago, American essayist Charles Dudley Warner wrote in the HartfordCourant, "Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it." And now with the advent of the 24-hour Weather Channel and high-tech radar and satellite imagery, we have more information about the weather at our disposal than ever before. But what about weather in the past? Is the climate changing? Are the summers hotter now than ever before? Were winters colder when our grandparents were children? In The Pennsylvania Weather Book, meteorologist Ben Gelber provides the first comprehensive survey of 250 years of recorded weather in this state. He reports on noteworthy weather happenings by category (snowstorms, rainstorms, cold and heat waves, thunderstorms, and tropical storms) and places them in historical context. Throughout the book, Gelber clearly defines meteorological terms and explains what creates weather events. The book features appendices and tables containing useful references for average temperatures, precipitation, snowfall, and climate data. It also provides a brief history of the weather watchers who contributed to the state's meteorological records since the late eighteenth century. This volume will serve as a valuable resource for weather professionals, amateurs, and local enthusiasts alike.