Author: Rolf Michaelis
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
Reichsführer-SS, Chief of German Police, Reich Commissar for the Consolidation of German Nationhood, Reich Minister of the Interior, Commander of the Replacement Army, and Commander-in-Chief of Army Group Vistula--Heinrich Himmler ultimately combined all of these positions in his person. All of his roles are described and explained in detail for the first time in this comprehensive book. What were the tasks of the Security Police compared to the SD (Security Service)? What was the function of the Dienststelle SS-Obergruppenführer Heißmeyer? These and other questions are answered in this book, which also describes combat operations by the Waffen-SS and the Ordnungspolizei. The resettlement of the ethnic Germans and the deportation of the Jewish populations of Europe also form part of the book, as do the detailed history of Army Group Vistula. A total of 275 illustrations, together with the complete texts of several of Himmler's speeches complete this outstanding book about the man responsible for the implementation of National-Socialist policy.
Author: Murray Sayle, Charles Flowers
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Phaidon’s seminal monograph is now available in abridged format, creating an unparalleled introduction to one of our best-loved photographers. Combining Erwitt’s most famous images of instantly recognisable figures, and his extraordinary gift for recognising the eccentricities of the ordinary, Snaps comes complete with introductions from Erwitt’s close friends Charles Flowers and Murray Sayle, in a wonderfully personal collection of work.
Author: Zbigniew Bromberek
Eco-Resorts is a design guide for low impact, environmentally friendly tourist resorts in the tropics. The book is the first to offer architects practical, detailed guidance in developing resort buildings that work with a tropical climate and meet the needs and expectations of the client and building inhabitants. The book includes both architectural design and material solutions, supported by theoretical principles, to present a sustainable approach to resort design. It demonstrates that tropical resort buildings do not necessarily require large energy input, in compliance with green building standards. Case studies show how principles of sustainable design have been successfully applied in tropical environments. written by an industry insider with practical design experience, knowledge and expertise demonstrates design practices related to site planning and layout, and re-assesses best practices for a tropical environment, allowing architects to apply design principles to their own projects includes international case studies from several countries to illustrate best practice from a variety of tropical climate destinations around the world.
Author: Molly Wright Steenson
Publisher: MIT Press
Architects, anti-architects, and architecting -- Christopher Alexander -- Richard Saul Wurman -- Information architects -- Cedric Price -- Nicholas Negroponte and the MIT Architecture Machine Group -- Architecting intelligence
Author: Dmitri V. Trenin
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
The war in Georgia. Tensions with Ukraine and other nearby countries. Moscow's bid to consolidate its "zone of privileged interests" among the Commonwealth of Independent States. These volatile situations all raise questions about the nature of and prospects for Russia's relations with its neighbors. In this book, Carnegie scholar Dmitri Trenin argues that Moscow needs to drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center out of the post-Soviet space. Like other former European empires, Russia will need to reinvent itself as a global player and as part of a wider community. Trenin's vision of Russia is an open Euro-Pacific country that is savvy in its use of soft power and fully reconciled with its former borderlands and dependents. He acknowledges that this scenario may sound too optimistic but warns that the alternative is not a new version of the historic empire but instead is the ultimate marginalization of Russia.
Author: J. H. Engström
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
Hauntsis the second book in a trilogy that began with Trying to Dance, in which Engstrom writes, "I'm always looking for presence. Whenever I try, my doubts get unmasked..." These doubts and questions are prevalent in Hauntsas well, but in this volume Engstrom focuses more on public spaces and life in the streets. At the center of these pictures is a strong feeling of being in an endless present tense. The confrontation between "now" and the photographer's memories is inevitable. He doesn't try to separate emotions from objectivity: his images embody their questions.
Author: James Lileks
Publisher: Crown Pub
The author of The Gallery of Regrettable Food offers a hilarious look at the horrific atrocities of 1970s interior design, furnishing a revealing glimpse of the worst bedrooms, dens, rec rooms, and other interior spaces, as well as such regrettable stylistic innovations as plaid wallpaper and matching patterns on every item in a room, all taken from style magazines of the era. 40,000 first printing.
Author: Jay Hatheway
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
In Perfect Formation offers a unique analytical investigation of the ideology and training institution that defined the education and training program for SS officers. Author Jay Hatheway, who during the 1970s was stationed at Flint Kaserne, Bavaria, the former SS-Junkerschule Tlz, includes extensive references to original source material on the underlying SS principles of blood, soil, and struggle as they were formalized in SS ideology. In support of his intricate linkages between ideology and its realized form, Hatheway has obtained over 90 previously unpublished photos of the SS officer training academy Tlz. More than a series of buildings, the structure of the Junkerschule was itself a metaphor for the subset of Nazi ideology that was developed by Himmler, Darr and others to create a racially pure vanguard to lead Germany on its path toward Teutonic regeneration.
Author: Committee on Sustaining Growth in Computing Performance, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The end of dramatic exponential growth in single-processor performance marks the end of the dominance of the single microprocessor in computing. The era of sequential computing must give way to a new era in which parallelism is at the forefront. Although important scientific and engineering challenges lie ahead, this is an opportune time for innovation in programming systems and computing architectures. We have already begun to see diversity in computer designs to optimize for such considerations as power and throughput. The next generation of discoveries is likely to require advances at both the hardware and software levels of computing systems. There is no guarantee that we can make parallel computing as common and easy to use as yesterday's sequential single-processor computer systems, but unless we aggressively pursue efforts suggested by the recommendations in this book, it will be "game over" for growth in computing performance. If parallel programming and related software efforts fail to become widespread, the development of exciting new applications that drive the computer industry will stall; if such innovation stalls, many other parts of the economy will follow suit. The Future of Computing Performance describes the factors that have led to the future limitations on growth for single processors that are based on complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology. It explores challenges inherent in parallel computing and architecture, including ever-increasing power consumption and the escalated requirements for heat dissipation. The book delineates a research, practice, and education agenda to help overcome these challenges. The Future of Computing Performance will guide researchers, manufacturers, and information technology professionals in the right direction for sustainable growth in computer performance, so that we may all enjoy the next level of benefits to society.
Author: Alan S. Horowitz, Paul E. Potter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This is a book for beginners. Not geological beginners, because an introductory course in paleontology and some knowledge of the petrographic microscope is assumed, but for beginners in the study of the petrography of fossil constituents in sedimentary rocks. Fossils are studied for various reasons: 1) to provide chron ologic (time) frameworks, 2) to delineate rock units and ancient environments, or 3) to understand the past development (evolu tion) of living plants and animals. All of these uses may be at tained through petrographic studies of thin sections of fossils embedded in sedimentary rocks. Some knowledge of the appear ance of fossils in thin section is also fundamental for general stratigraphic studies, biofacies analyses, and is even useful in studying some metamorphic rocks. Commonly, fossils are essen tial for the delineation of carbonate rock types (facies or bio facies). We have written this book for sedimentary petrologists and stratigraphers, who routinely encounter fossils as part of their studies but who are not specialists in paleontology, and for students who are seeking a brief review and an introduction to the literature of the petrography of fossiliferous sedimentary rocks. Although experienced paleontologists may be appalled by the many generalized statements on size, shape, and principal fossil characters recited herein, we counter that we have had some success in introducing non-paleontologically oriented geologists to the use and identification of fossil constituents without using excessive paleontological terminology and detailed systematics.
Author: Marc McAndrews, Patty Kelly, Bill Higgins
Publisher: Umbrage Editions Incorporated
Examines the legal brothels of Nevada, from luxurious ranches to simple shacks, and offers photographs depicting their isolation, conditions behind the scenes, and the sex workers themselves.
Author: Jialin Tong
Publisher: Design Media Pub Limited
Along with the development of urbanisation, more and more people become urban dwellers. Statistics show that the urban population spend 70%-80% of their times indoors. Indoor gardens could lower room temperature, increase humidity, absorb harmful gases etc.An indoor garden is no doubt a good beginning for a healthier city. Included in this book are some of the latest cases of new design concepts and techniques for the interior landscape. Aimed at architects, landscape designers and interior landscape enthusiast alike.