Author: James C. McComb Sinclair
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
This charming collection of over 700 Victorian-era cigar bands spans the time period from about 1880 to 1910, the golden age of German lithography and American and Cuban cigar band printing and the height of the workmanship of this beautiful art form. The bands illustrate US presidents, European royalty, noted world personalities, and many others, all in detailed and gilded illustrations. The bands are shown exactly as displayed in the ledger of a young man born in Philadelphia in the late 1800s. Enjoy leafing through this cigar band time capsule.
Author: Editorial Staff, State History Publications, LLC
Publisher: North American Book Dist LLC
OHIO HISTORIC PLACES DICTIONARY contains all the latest listings on all the recognized Historic Places in the Buckeye State. The entries in the reference work were obtained from the official list of the National Register of Historic Places in Washington DC. The National Register of Historic Places is a government program designed to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic and archeological properties. The properties include historic - districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, engineering and culture.OHIO HISTORIC PLACES DICTIONARY is arranged alphabetically by county name. The county arrangement allows patrons to find many historic places by where they live and/or counties they want to research in Ohio. An easy to use Place Index lists the cities and towns alphabetically to locate all the historic places in any town or city in Ohio. This reference work contains photographs that add visual quality to the text.
Author: G. Gurr, S.D. Wratten, Steve Wratten
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As well as examining successful biological control programmes this book analyses why the majority of attempts fail. Off-target and other negative effects of biological control are also dealt with. Chapters contributed by leading international researchers and practitioners in all areas of biological control afford the book a breadth of coverage and depth of analysis not possible with a single author volume. Combined with the use of other experts to review chapters and editorial oversight to ensure thematic integrity of the volume, this book provides the most authoritative analysis of biological control published. Key aspects addressed include how success may be measured, how successful biological control has been to date and how may it be made more successful in the future. With extensive use of contemporary examples, photographs, figures and tables this book will be invaluable to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as being a `must' for all involved in making biological control successful.
Author: Karen Melvin, Melinda Nelson
Publisher: Big Picture Press
Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka is a beautiful 240-page coffee-table book by award-winning author and photographer Karen Melvin and by writer Melinda Nelson. If you ve ever sailed, boated or paddled past a vintage boathouse on Lake Minnetonka and wished its rustic wooden walls could talk, you ll love this beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched volume about Minnesota s famed lake. Never before has a book so carefully documented the interior views and history of Lake Minnetonka s boathouses, and with over 400 stunning pictures, you will feel like you are up north at the lake. Boathouses of Lake Minnetonka gives the reader an insider s view into the most enchanting boathouses of Lake Minnetonka, including today s appearance and vintage photos of nearly three-dozen boathouses. Experience the fascinating stories of the history of the original families and of the current owners, who consider themselves caretakers of these alluring lakeside retreats. "
Author: James F. O'Gorman
Publisher: Tilbury House Pub
As the center of domestic life, the house is perhaps the most important building type in a democratic society. Drawing Toward Home: Designs for Domestic Architecture from Historic New England showcases a variety of drawings of domestic buildings that range in date from the late eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, and depict an array of building types—estates, modest single-family houses, summer cottages, and even a typical Boston multi-family dwelling known as a three-decker.
Author: Sarah Susanka, Marc Vassallo, Ken Gutmaker
Publisher: Taunton Press
Bestselling author Susanka ("The Not So Big House") teams up with architectural design writer Vassallo to expand upon the message that has resonated with over a million homeowners: opting for personalized, well-crafted, thoughtfully designed spaces over superfluous square footage results in a home that comforts and nourishes those who live there.
Author: Keziah Frost
A retired accountant becomes the town’s fortune-teller in this witty and charming debut Norbert Zelenka has always lived life on the sidelines. It’s why at seventy-three years old he’s broke and alone except for the company of a Chihuahua. But when “Carlotta’s Club”—three strong-willed seniors with plenty of time on their hands—decide to make Norbert their latest project, he reluctantly agrees to their scheme: establishing himself as the town’s fortune-teller. Soon his life begins changing in unexpected ways. It turns out that years of observing other people make Norbert an excellent card reader. As Norbert’s lonesome world expands with new friendships and a newfound self-confidence, he finally finds himself in a place where he belongs. But disaster looms on the horizon. When a troubled young woman goes missing after a bad reading, Norbert must find a strength beyond the cards to bring her home safely. A heartfelt story of coming-of-age late in life, The Reluctant Fortune-Teller is a poignant reminder that we’re never too old to learn new tricks.
Author: Jeanette Prodgers
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The Champion Buffalo Hunter is the fascinating memoir of one of the most legendary frontiersmen of the early West, “Yellowstone Vic” Smith. Born Victor Grant Smith in 1850, he lived a colorful life across the American frontier from the 1870s to 1890s. A classic frontiersman, he was a trapper, dispatch rider, scout, trick shot—and, yes, buffalo hunter extraordinaire. Discovered in Harvard University's Houghton Library in 1990, this remarkable autobiography—which Smith wrote in the third person—is comparable to Andrew Garcia's Tough Trip through Paradise, but, notes the editor, “without the melodrama.” Written in a matter-of-fact, often humorous style, it will engage and entertain all those interested in the lives and times of the men who wandered the West, following the great herds and settling only long enough for the snows to melt. This new edition includes a revised and updated foreword by Jeanette Prodgers based on new research into the life of Yellowstone Vic.
Author: Edwin Heathcote
Publisher: Academy Press
“Occasionally you come across a book that does everything it claims - and then some. This is one” (Blueprint) Architects have been responsible for many of the modern furniture classics of the 20th century - Mies's Barcelona Chair, Eileen Gray's side table and Le Corbusier's chaise longue. Furniture and Architecture takes a unique look at the relationship between architects and furniture design. Focusing not only on classic mid-20th-century design i.e. Eames, Mies, Le Corbusier and Gropius, it also provides a unique insight into who will produce the next generation of classics by asking an international-array of established designers to give their tips for the top young architect-designers. In additional it includes exclusive interviews with high-profile architects as well as with key figures in furniture manufacture and retail. A directory of specialist retailers, who sell architect-designed furniture, makes this an invaluable resource for architects and the interested public. The book includes comprehensive articles and images of popular modernist architects such as Erno Goldfinger, Arne Jacobsen and Eero Saarinen It also features interviews with architects Alvaro Siza, David Adjaye and Selfridges director Vittore Radice Lavishly illustrated with many full-colour images Contains a directory of specialist retailers selling architect-designed furniture
Author: Mohammad Dastbaz, Colin Pattinson, Babak Akhgar
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
We are living in the era of "Big Data" and the computing power required to deal with "Big Data" both in terms of its energy consumption and technical complexity is one of the key areas of research and development. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that centralized computing infrastructures (data centres) currently use 7 giga watts of electricity during peak loads. This translates into about 61 billion kilowatt hours of electricity used. By the EPA’s estimates, power-hungry data centres consume the annual output of 15 average-sized power plants. One of the top constraints to increasing computing power, besides the ability to cool, is simply delivering enough power to a given physical space. Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach offers in a single volume a broad collection of practical techniques and methodologies for designing, building and implementing a green technology strategy in any large enterprise environment, which up until now has been scattered in difficult-to-find scholarly resources. Included here is the latest information on emerging technologies and their environmental impact, how to effectively measure sustainability, discussions on sustainable hardware and software design, as well as how to use big data and cloud computing to drive efficiencies and establish a framework for sustainability in the information technology infrastructure. Written by recognized experts in both academia and industry, Green Information Technology: A Sustainable Approach is a must-have guide for researchers, computer architects, computer engineers and IT professionals with an interest in greater efficiency with less environmental impact. Introduces the concept of using green procurement and supply chain programs in the IT infrastructure. Discusses how to use big data to drive efficiencies and establish a framework for sustainability in the information technology infrastructure. Explains how cloud computing can be used to consolidate corporate IT environments using large-scale shared infrastructure reducing the overall environmental impact and unlocking new efficiencies. Provides specific use cases for Green IT such as data center energy efficiency and cloud computing sustainability and risk.
Author: Angie Radtke