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    Sustainable Urban Planning

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    Sustainable Urban Planning introduces the principles and practices behind urban and regional planning in the context of environmental sustainability. This timely text introduces the principles and practice behind urban and regional planning in the context of environmental sustainability. Reflects a growing recognition that cities, where the majority of humans now live, need to be developed in a sustainable way. Weaves together the concerns of planning, capitalism, development, and cultural and environmental preservation. Helps students and planners to marry the needs of the environment with the need for financial gain.

    Construction of Architecture

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    Buildings don't just appear. While the aesthetics and theory of architecture have their glamour, architecture would not exist without the hands-on, nuts-and-bolts process of construction. Construction of Architecture gives architects, contractors, managers, trade workers, and anyone else involved in a building project a thorough overview of the process of taking or converting a fine design concept from a paper exercise to a finished, full-sized, occupiable and usable building. In an easy-to-read, conversational style, Ralph Liebing distills the often-complex procedures in the construction of architecture into clear, understandable phases. Connecting each phase to the next, he takes you step-by-step from project inception and documentation to code compliance to bidding and the contract through finalization of the project and occupancy of the completed building. This book is enhanced with features such as: Drawings and photographs of the building process. Samples of documents used in construction. A concise narrative of the construction of a typical commercial building, from start to finish. An Instructor Companion Site with an expanded glossary and additional resources. With this primer in hand, every aspiring building professional will have the solid foundation in the concepts and skills needed to bring any building project to fruition, from inception to occupancy.

    Environmentally Responsible Design

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    At last, there's an authoritative guide to help interior designers apply green- building and sustainability applications to their environments. Sustainable Interior Design expertly introduces the principles of environmentally responsible design for interior environments. This useful reference provides beginning designers and experienced professionals alike with a comprehensive survey that coverers everything from theoretical approaches to current practices. It helps designers understand the environmentally responsible approach and make design decisions that are ethical and do not harm the world?s environment.

    Designing with Models

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    Designing with Models, Second Edition is the revised, step-by-step guide to basic and advanced design process modeling. This comprehensive text explains the process from start to finish, and has been expanded to include up-to-date information on digital modeling programs and rapid prototyping processes. The impact of this new wave of 3D modeling technology is examined through interviews and numerous examples from renowned architects. Along with many new student projects, this new Second Edition features more than 800 high-quality photographs and fully illustrated in-depth case studies and the latest information on mastering the modeling of curvilinear components with planar material and casting techniques, exploring ideas with mixed media, working backwards from model information, recording and communicating 3D design work, exploring the safe and effective use of power tools, and more.

    The Architects' Handbook

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    The Architects' Handbook provides a comprehensive range of visual and technical information covering the great majority of building types likely to be encountered by architects, designers, building surveyors and others involved in the construction industry. It is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. Including over 300 case studies, the Handbook is organised by building type and concentrates very much on practical examples. It includes: · a brief introduction to the key design considerations for each building type · numerous plans, sections and elevations for the building examples · references to key technical standards and design guidance · a comprehensive bibliography for most building types The book also includes sections on designing for accessibility, drawing practice, and metric and imperial conversion tables. To browse sample pages please see http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/architectsdata

    Bear Market Investing Strategies

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    A fresh look at proven ways to protect your wealth from the author of the classic Bear Markets book Harry Schultz has been identifying bear market warning signals and teaching people how to prepare a profitable survival portfolio in light of these signals for over thirty-five years through his highly acclaimed newsletter, The International Harry Schultz Letter, which reaches subscribers in over ninety countries. The 1960s' classic book Bear Markets has been fully updated and revised to reflect the unprecedented changes taking place in today's volatile economic environment-making it extremely relevant to the current financial market. This book provides the necessary tools for investors to construct a portfolio that will allow them to protect and grow their money under the most severe bear market conditions through technical analysis and models of numerous bear market variables. Bear Market Investing Strategies offers practical and approachable strategies that every investor needs today.

    Handbook of Investment Administration

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    Investment Administration has a key role to play in the many and varied investment products and services that are available in the retail investment marketplace. Kevin Rothwell’s Handbook of Investment Administration provides a comprehensive and readable source of both background and practical information for the practitioner. The Handbook takes the main aspects of investment administration and drills down into the detail of these from a retail perspective. It covers areas that are unique to the private client business such as trusts. It explains the background on why processes are undertaken providing as essential reference aid for the practitioner. Key features include: A full range of Investment Administration functions from New Business to Settlement through to Corporate Actions. Specialist areas such as Trusts and Charities are covered in depth. Concise introduction to each subject providing interesting background information, followed by a detailed review. Essential reading for candidates undertaking Securities & Investment Institute IAQ exams examinations.

    Designing Successful e-Learning

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    This is the second volume of six in Michael Allen’s e-Learning Library—a comprehensive collection of proven techniques for creating e-learning applications that achieve targeted behavioral outcomes through meaningful, memorable, and motivational learning experiences. This book examines common instructional design practices with a critical eye and recommends substituting success rather than tradition as a guide. Drawing from theory, research, and experience in learning and behavioral change, the author provides a framework for addressing a broader range of learner needs and achieving superior performance outcomes.

    e-Learning by Design

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    From William Horton – a world renowned expert with more than thirty-five years of hands-on experience creating networked-based educational systems – comes the next-step resource for e-learning training professionals. Like his best-selling book Designing Web-Based Training, this book is a comprehensive resource that provides practical guidance for making the thousand and one decisions needed to design effective e-learning. e-Learning by Design includes a systematic, flexible, and rapid design process covering every phase of designing e-learning. Free of academic jargon and confusing theory, this down-to-earth, hands-on book is filled with hundreds of real-world examples and case studies from dozens of fields. "Like the book's predecessor (Designing Web-based Training), it deserves four stars and is a must read for anyone not selling an expensive solution. – From Training Media Review, by Jon Aleckson, www.tmreview.com, 2007

    Diversity Mosaic Participant Workbook

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    Designed to help employees in all positions and areas of an organization develop knowledge, awareness, and skills for valuing diversity and creating a truly inclusive environment, this workbook will also help you understand your organization's diversity initiative and your role in supporting it. Upon completing the workshop, you will: Understand and value diversity. Appreciate why cultural competence is important for you as an individual. Discover why your organization is undertaking an effort to create true inclusion and to value diversity. Analyze your own perceptions, strengths, and developmental areas in becoming a champion of diversity. Learn skills to increase your level of cultural competence. Determine how to help eliminate structural inequality to create a truly inclusive organization. Create a personal diversity action plan. This Diversity Mosaic Participant Workbook includes everything each employee needs to know to increase awareness and make the most of the diversity initiative: 360-degree assessment, instructions for assessors content, template letter, perforated observer forms, and scoring sheet.