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  1. Renewable Energy Resources

    3rd Edition

    By John Twidell, Tony Weir

    Renewable Energy Resources is a numerate and quantitative text covering the full range of renewable energy technologies and their implementation worldwide. Energy supplies from renewables (such as from biofuels, solar heat, photovoltaics, wind, hydro, wave, tidal, geothermal, and ocean-thermal) are...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Unknown

  2. Urban Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Colonial and Post-Colonial Planning Cultures

    Edited by Carlos Nunes Silva

    Cities in Sub-Saharan Africa are unequally confronted with social, economic and environmental challenges, particularly those related with population growth, urban sprawl, and informality. This complex and uneven African urban condition requires an open discussion of past and current urban planning...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Coffee Agroecology

    A New Approach to Understanding Agricultural Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Sustainable Development

    By Ivette Perfecto, John Vandermeer

    Based on principles of the conservation and optimization of biodiversity and of equity and sustainability, this book focuses on the ecology of the coffee agroecosystem as a model for a sustainable agricultural ecosystem. It draws on the authors' own research conducted over the last twenty...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Unknown

  4. Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s Drawings

    By Pari Riahi

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    When did drawing become an integral part of architecture? Among several architects and artists who brought about this change during the Renaissance, Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s ideas on drawing recorded in his Trattati di architettura, ingegneria e arte militare (1475-1490) are significant....

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. The Soft Power of Construction Contracting Organisations

    Edited by Sai On Cheung, Peter Shek Pui Wong, Tak Wing Yiu

    Series: Spon Research

    Across the AEC industry, the non-technical skills possessed by organisations are key to their overall performance. In this study, the particular importance of optimising the so-called "soft power" of organisations, is addressed. Things like organisational culture, responsible corporate behaviour,...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires

    Planning in Central and Southeastern Europe

    Edited by Emily Gunzburger Makas, Tanja Damljanovic Conley

    Series: Planning, History and Environment Series

    This book explores the planning and architectural histories of the cities across Central and Southeastern Europe transformed into the cultural and political capitals of the new nationstates created in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In their introduction, editors Makaš and Conley...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Disasters

    Learning the Lessons for a Safer World

    By David Eves

    This is a reprint of ISBN 978-0-901357-46-5 Disasters: learning the lessons for a safer world is both a tribute to the victims of past safety failures and a warning against complacency and cutting corners today. It also recognises the achievements of health and safety professionals and others in...

    Published January 26th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Architecture's Pretexts

    Spaces of Translation

    By Aarati Kanekar

    The aim of this book is to expose readers to architecture’s pretexts that include literary narratives, film, theatre, painting, music, and ritual, as a bridge between diverse intellectual territories and architecture. It introduces a selection of seminal modern and contemporary architectural...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. Planning for Growth

    Urban and Regional Planning in China

    By Fulong Wu

    Series: RTPI Library Series

    Planning for Growth: Urban and Regional Planning in China provides an overview of the changes in China’s planning system, policy, and practices using concrete examples and informative details in language that is accessible enough for the undergraduate but thoroughly grounded in a wealth of research...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  10. City Resilience

    Edited by Michael Burayidi

    Series: Critical Concepts in Built Environment

    Resilience is the ability of a city to bounce back from an unforeseen catastrophe. Resilient cities are able to snap back to their previous state after a disaster and even develop the capacity to withstand future shocks. Knowing what to do prior to, during and after a disaster is critical to the...

    Published January 22nd 2015 by Routledge