Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: Mario Livio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this “scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book” (Martin Rees, author of From Here to Infinity) illuminates the path to scientific discovery. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein all made groundbreaking contributions to their fields—but each also stumbled badly. Darwin’s theory of natural selection shouldn’t have worked, according to the prevailing beliefs of his time. Lord Kelvin gravely miscalculated the age of the earth. Linus Pauling, the world’s premier chemist, constructed an erroneous model for DNA in his haste to beat the competition to publication. Astrophysicist Fred Hoyle dismissed the idea of a “Big Bang” origin to the universe (ironically, the caustic name he gave to this event endured long after his erroneous objections were disproven). And Albert Einstein speculated incorrectly about the forces of the universe—and that speculation opened the door to brilliant conceptual leaps. As Mario Livio luminously explains in this “thoughtful meditation on the course of science itself” (The New York Times Book Review), these five scientists expanded our knowledge of life on earth, the evolution of the earth, and the evolution of the universe, despite and because of their errors. “Thoughtful, well-researched, and beautifully written” (The Washington Post), Brilliant Blunders is a wonderfully insightful examination of the psychology of five fascinating scientists—and the mistakes as well as the achievements that made them famous.
Author: Cara Greenberg
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Taking full advantage of the ressurgence in popularity of retro-fifties design, this highly praised book lets the reader rediscover the wonders of boomerang-shaped coffee tables, the funky curvaciousness of biomorphic furniture, the industrial sleekness of cool metals, unusual angles, and other design delights. Photos.
Author: David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425
Interior Construction & Detailing for Designers & Architects is a comprehensive guide for students, interior designers, and architects involved in commercial and residential construction. Clear and complete explanations of how to select suitable materials and components and determine appropriate construction techniques make this book an essential, time-saving reference. Comprehensive Reference Designed to provide easy access to essential information, this book features: over 350 figures and tables more than 2,500 index entries applicable Construction Specification Institute MasterFormat numbers in section heads quick-reference boxed text containing supplementary information a chapter-by-chapter list of additional references Topics Covered Acoustics Architectural Woodwork Audiovisual Spaces Barrier-Free Design Building Codes and Regulations Building Investigation Ceilings Decorative Metals Doors and Hardware Flooring Construction and Finishes Glazing Licensure Means of Egress Mechanical and Electrical Systems Coordination Partitions Security Systems Signage Systems Stair Design and Construction Structural Coordination Sustainable Design Wall Finishes
Author: Russell T. Hurlburt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
You live your entire waking life immersed in your inner experiences (thoughts, feelings, sensations and so on) – private phenomena created by you, just for you, your own way. Despite their intimacy and ubiquity, you probably do not know the characteristics of your own inner phenomena; neither does psychology or consciousness science. Investigating Pristine Inner Experience explores how to apprehend inner experience in high fidelity. This book will transform your view of your own inner experience, awaken you to experiential differences between people and thereby reframe your thinking about psychology and consciousness science, which banned the study of inner experience for most of a century and yet continued to recognize its fundamental importance. The author, a pioneer in using beepers to explore inner experience, draws on his 35 years of studies to provide fascinating and provocative views of everyday inner experience and experience in bulimia, adolescence, the elderly, schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, virtuosity and more.
Author: Lawrence J Gitman, Michael D Joehnk, Scott Smart, Roger H Juchau
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU
“What are the best investments for me?”... “What about risk?”... “Do I need professional help with my investments and can I afford it?” Mastering the language, concepts, vehicles and strategies of investing can be challenging. Fundamentals of Investing shows how to make informed investment decisions, understand the risks inherent in investing and how to confidently shape a sound investment strategy. Fundamentals of Investing 3rd edition is completely updated and introduces core concepts and tools used by Australian investors, providing a firm understanding of the fundamental principles of investments. Focusing on both individual securities and portfolios, students learn how to develop, implement and monitor investment goals after considering the risk and return of both markets and investment vehicles. Fundamentals of Investing is suitable for introductory investments courses offered at university undergraduate or post-graduate level, as well as colleges, professional certification programs and continuing education courses.
Author: Christopher Schwarz, Woodworking Magazine
Provides instructions for building twenty pieces of furniture in the Shaker style, and discusses hand tool and finishing techniques as well as strategies for becoming a better woodworker.
Author: Julieanna Preston
Publisher: Academy Press
What is exactly meant by "atmosphere" when describing a room? Does it refer to space, decor, lighting, or color? While often referred to in design magazines, atmosphere, and, more critically, the elements that create it, have rarely been analyzed. Written by a leading designer and academic, Interior Atmospheres, the latest issue of AD, offers an in-depth examination of the subject of interior atmosphere in three parts: the speculative, the evocative, and the conversant. In the speculative section, a number of prominent designers, such as Claudio Lazzarini and Philip Stark, "speculate" on an interior, creating original interiors. The evocative section deals with ephemeral projects and the more transient qualities of space. The conversant section features interviews with prominent designers and thinkers, including architect and theorist Joel Saunders and architect Wolf Prix. Here is a fascinating look at one of design's most compelling, yet elusive subjects for architects, interior designers, and students alike.
Author: Robert W Christopherson, Mary-Louise Byrne, Philip Thomas Giles
Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MasteringGeography does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MasteringGeography, please visitwww.MasteringGeography.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MasteringGeography by searching for ISBN 10: 0133405524 / ISBN 13: 9780133405521. Respected for its scientific accuracy, currency and thoroughness, and for its integration of high quality figures and photos, Christopherson/Byrne/Giles, Geosystems Fourth Canadian edition is the name you can trust with the content your students will read.
Author: Masakazu Iwamura, Faisal Shafait
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-workshop-proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Camera-Based Document Analysis and Recognition, CBDAR 2011, held in Beijing, China, in September 2011. The 13 revised full papers presented were carefully selected during a second round of reviewing and improvement from numerous original submissions. Intended to give a snapshot of the state-of-the-art research in the field of camera based document analysis and recognition, the papers are organized in topical sections on text detection and recognition in scene images, camera-based systems, and datasets and evaluation.
Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.
Author: Adam Thierer
Publisher: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Will innovators be forced to seek the blessing of public officials before they develop and deploy new devices and services, or will they be generally left free to experiment with new technologies and business models? In this book, Adam Thierer argues that if the former disposition, “the precautionary principle,” trumps the latter, “permissionless innovation,” the result will be fewer services, lower-quality goods, higher prices, diminished economic growth, and a decline in the overall standard of living. When public policy is shaped by “precautionary principle” reasoning, it poses a serious threat to technological progress, economic entrepreneurialism, and long-run prosperity. By contrast, permissionless innovation has fueled the success of the Internet and much of the modern tech economy in recent years, and it is set to power the next great industrial revolution—if we let it.
Author: Stacey York
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Use the updated activities, examples, and research to improve your anti-bias and multicultural education programs. This clear and practical guide includes expanded information on English language learners, family engagement, culturally responsive teaching, and staff training. Stacey York teaches child development at Rochester Community and Technical College and established E-LECT, a collaborative effort between thirteen Minnesota community and technical colleges to provide e-learning for early childhood teachers.