The Barefoot Architect

A Handbook for Green Building
Author: Johan van Lengen
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936070421
Category: Architecture
Page: 705
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"A fully comprehensive guide to building in the tropical world, 'Barefoot Architect' covers everything from how to build in various climates, to the step-by-step practicalities of building homes that suit the local environment." --Publisher.

Septic System Owner's Manual


Author: Lloyd Kahn,Blair Allen,Julie Jones
Publisher: Shelter Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780936070209
Category: House & Home
Page: 163
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A guide to septic system maintenance that provides an overview of the system's components, explains how to care for it, and offers guidance on dealing with common problems.

Development Poverty and Politics

Putting Communities in the Driver’s Seat
Author: Richard Martin,Ashna Mathema
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135177406
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 310
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By providing specific and practical examples, this book helps practitioners to apply the insights of how best to pursue a bottom-up approach to development in their own work, while also helping theoreticians and students to develop a strong analytical framework on the subject.

Spatial Concerns in Development

A Sri Lankan Perspective
Author: K. Locana Gunaratna
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
ISBN: 9788126905782
Category: Economic development
Page: 199
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The Book Spatial Concerns In Development: A Sri Lankan Perspective, Based On Analyses Of Experiences Gained With Various Aspects Of The Development Effort In The Country, Focuses On Spatial Concerns In National Development.The Book Provides A Brief Sketch Of The Spatial Context Within Which Indigenous Development Efforts Began In The Early 20Th Century. It Closely Examines The Sri Lankan Development Strategy And Policies Implemented Over A Seventy-Year Period, Beginning With The Introduction Of The Donoughmore Constitution In 1931. It Not Only Traces The Evolution Of The City Of Colombo Over Its Five Centuries Of Existence But Also Attempts To Look Into The City S Future. The Chapter Dealing With The Country S Massive Phased Effort To Develop The Resources Of The Mahaveli Ganga Basin And Related Region Is Analytic And Highly Informative. The Reader-Friendly Approach To The Subject, Well Illustrated With Figures And Tables, Makes The Book All The More Accessible.The Book Is A Valuable Addition To The Literature On Spatial Development In The Third World. It Would Be Highly Useful For Planning Professionals, Social Scientists As Well As For Architects.

UNESCO and Social Sciences

Retrospect & Prospect
Author: J. C. Aggarwal
Publisher: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788170222019
Category: Social sciences
Page: 366
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Barfuß ins Glück


Author: Roxanne St. Claire
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3802594894
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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Als ein Hurrikan Lacey Armstrongs Haus an der beschaulichen Barefoot Bay zerstört, beschließt sie, einen Neuanfang zu wagen und ein Hotel zu errichten. Architekt Clay Walker scheint der Richtige für den Job zu sein, doch er weckt zugleich auch verwirrende Gefühle in Lacey. Dabei ist in Laceys Leben zurzeit überhaupt kein Platz für einen Mann ...

The Barefoot Photographers Tilonia

Where Tradition and Vision Meet
Author: Barefoot College
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788174361080
Category: Community development
Page: 133
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Depicting the life experiences of tackling poverty in Tilonia, Rajasthan.

The Knowledge

How to Rebuild our World from Scratch
Author: Lewis Dartnell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448137381
Category: Science
Page: 352
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If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/

The Architect


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
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Philippine Quarterly of Culture and Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philippines
Page: N.A
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Islam + architecture


Author: Sabiha Foster
Publisher: Academy Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 128
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Architecture in Islamic lands is at a critical turning point. Until relatively recently conventional academic research had been conducted largely from an 'Orientalist' perspective. Today, discussions of Islam and architecture are acknowledging the true diversity and complexities of Islamic societies. Innovative and sustainable for centuries, the architecture of Islamic regions declined with colonial and and superpower politics, and with the influx of oil wealth, imported inappropriate building systems, or lapsed into a self-conscious parody of 'Islamic style'. With growing global anxiety over control of oil resources in the Middle East and the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, what happens next? Are we capable today of a new, pluralistic, truly contemporary and ecologically responsible approach to architecture? If so, then such an approach might be the response not only to the cultural and social needs of traditional Islamic societies but to all our needs as "unity in diversity" becomes essential to survival itself. This highly topical issue draws together a prestigious array of contributors, including Barbara Smith, the previous International Editor of The Economist; renowned Turkish architect Turgut Cansever; Nasser Rabbat, the Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Architecture at MIT, and Dr Suha Ozkan, Secretary General of The Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Pressing topics such as the challenge of sustainable development and the precarious course that needs to be drawn between globalism and cultural identity are also covered, as well as close-up views of work in Egypt, The Lebanon and Turkey, and a profile of Syrian architect Sinan Hassan.

Man-environment Systems


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
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IFLA Yearbook


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Landscape architecture
Page: N.A
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Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002, Ensuring Sustainable Livelihoods, Challenges for Governments, Corporates, and Civil Society at Rio+10

Proceedings of the Conference Held from 8 to 11 February 2002 in New Delhi, India
Author: R. K. Pachauri
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sustainable development
Page: 411
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Contributed summit papers.

Ekistics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cities and towns
Page: N.A
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Barefoot planners, training activities in developing countries, in support of community action, training of settlement workers and basic skill training


Author: H. Peter Oberlander,University of British Columbia. Centre for Human Settlements
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: City planning
Page: 88
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SPA

Journal of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: City planning
Page: N.A
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The Architectural Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: N.A
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The Woman in the Window - Was hat sie wirklich gesehen?

Der Spannungsbestseller des Jahres!
Author: A. J. Finn
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 3641220955
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Der internationale Bestseller: von 0 auf Platz 1 der New York Times-Bestsellerliste und von 0 auf Platz 2 der Sunday Times-Bestsellerliste in England! »Der fesselndste Thriller, den ich seit 'Gone Girl' gelesen habe. A.J. Finn ist ein kühner Debütautor – meisterhaft.« Tess Gerritsen Anna Fox lebt allein. Ihr schönes großes Haus in New York wirkt leer. Trotzdem verlässt sie nach einem traumatischen Erlebnis ihre vier Wände nicht mehr. Anna verbringt ihre Tage damit, mit Fremden online zu chatten, zu viel zu trinken – und ihre Nachbarn durchs Fenster zu beobachten. Bis eines Tages die Russels ins Haus gegenüber einziehen – Vater, Mutter und Sohn. Bei dem Anblick vermisst Anna mehr denn je ihr früheres Leben, vor allem, als die neue Nachbarin sie besucht. Kurze Zeit später wird sie Zeugin eines brutalen Überfalls. Sie will helfen. Doch sie traut sich nach wie vor nicht, das Haus zu verlassen. Die Panik holt sie ein. Ihr wird schwarz vor Augen. Als sie aus ihrer Ohnmacht erwacht, will ihr niemand glauben. Angeblich ist nichts passiert ...