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  1. Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles

    Public science and private innovation
    By Albert N. Link, Alan C. O'Connor, and Troy J. Scott

    Electric drive vehicles (EDVs) are seen on American roads in increasing numbers. Related to this market trend and critical for it to increase are improvements in battery technology. Battery Technology for Electric Vehicles examines in detail at the research support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the development of nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) and lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in EDVs. Read more

  2. Wind Power Projects

    Theory and Practice
    By Tore Wizelius

    Wind power has developed rapidly in terms of the number of new wind power plants now installed in more than hundred countries around the world. This renewable energy source has become competitive, and to be able to combat climate change much more has to be installed in coming years. Read more

  3. Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling

    By Roger Staiger

    Foundations of Real Estate Financial Modelling is specifically designed to provide an overview of pro forma modeling for real estate projects. The book introduces students and professionals to the basics of real estate finance theory before providing a step-by-step guide for financial model construction using Excel. Read more

  4. Conflict, Improvisation, Governance

    Street Level Practices for Urban Democracy
    By David Laws and John Forester

    Conflict, Improvisation, Governance presents a carefully crafted and edited collection of first hand accounts of diverse public sector and non-profit urban practitioners facing the practical challenges of "doing democracy" in the global/local context of the interconnected major European city of Amsterdam and its region. Read more

  5. Contemporary Issues in Australian Urban and Regional Planning

    Edited by Julie Brunner and John Glasson

    Contemporary Issues in Australian Urban and Regional Planning looks at a wide range of planning issues in Australia from the city to the regional scale, covering key topics in sustainable development and planning including economic, social, environmental and governance perspectives. Read more

  6. Phyto

    Principles and Resources for Site Remediation and Landscape Design
    By Niall Kirkwood and Kate Kennen

    Currently, phytotechnology planting techniques are employed post site contamination to help clean up already contaminated soil by taking advantage of the positive effects that plants can have upon harmful toxins and chemicals. This book presents a new concept to create planting designs with preventative phytotechnology abilities pre-contamination, ‘phyto-buffering’ where future pollution may be expected with particular site programs. Read more

  7. Construction Contracts

    Law and Management, 5th Edition
    By Will Hughes, Ronan Champion, and John Murdoch

    The fifth edition of this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the legislation, administration and management of construction contracts. It now includes comparisons of working with JCT, NEC3, and FIDIC contracts throughout. Read more

  8. Designing Spaces for Natural Ventilation

    An Architect's Guide
    By Ulrike Passe and Francine Battaglia

    Buildings can breathe naturally, without the use of mechanical systems, if you design the spaces properly. This accessible and thorough guide shows you how in more than 260 color diagrams and photographs illustrating case studies and CFD simulations. Read more

  9. Altruism by Design

    How To Effect Social Change as an Architect
    By Adam R. Wilmes

    Altruism by Design: How to Effect Social Change as an Architect is meant to prepare the individual designer – whether a student or practicing professional – for a career dedicated to serving communities in need through design and construction. It will help you understand the complexities, opportunities, and benefits of creating architecture that promotes social equality and community so that you can make a difference.  Read more

  10. New Illustrated Architecture Insert

    We are pleased to present our beautifully illustrated Architecture insert which gives additional information and page screenshots of select titles for professionals and students.  These can be viewed here in either UK or US formats.

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