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Download free Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery – Garr Reynolds
FOREWORD BY GUY KAWASAKI Presentation designer and internationally acclaimed communications expert Garr Reynolds, creator of the most popular Web site on presentation design and delivery on the Net — presentationzen.com — shares his experience in a provocative mix of illumination, inspiration, education, and guidance that will change the way you think about making presentations with...

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Download free Yesterday’s Kin – Nancy Kress
Aliens have landed in New York. A deadly cloud of spores has already infected and killed the inhabitants of two worlds. Now that plague is heading for Earth, and threatens humans and aliens alike. Can either species be trusted to find the cure? Geneticist Marianne Jenner is immersed in the desperate race to save humanity, yet her family is tearing itself apart. Siblings Elizabeth and Ryan are strident...

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Download free 2009 International Building Code – International Code Council
SOFTCOVER VERSION: Featuring time-tested safety concepts and the very latest industry standards in material design, the 2009 International Building Code offers up-to-date, comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems. It provides valuable structural, fire-, and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress, interior finish requirements,...

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Download free Sustainable Solar Housing: Volume 2 – Exemplary Buildings and Technologies – Maria Wall, Gerhard Faninger, S. Robert Hastings, Wolfgang Feist, Hans Eek, Daniela Enz, Hans Erhorn, Frank-Dietrich Heidt
This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating to the building envelope, ventilation, heat delivery, heat production, heat storage, electricity and control). Energy and life-cycle impacts are considered as crucial factors,...

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Download free Reflections – Norman Foster
Architecture is not a luxury, insists Norman Foster, but a necessity generated by people’s social, spiritual, and material needs. In a series of essays Foster looks back on four decades of work in which he has provided humanity with places to hope and dream, find solace in a crowded world, and establish order amidst chaos. Thematically arranged in a series of visual chapters, these reflections are...

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Download free Time Traders – Andre Norton
This omnibus edition includes: “The Time Traders” and “Galactic Derelict.” DRAFTED INTO THE ARMY OF TIMEIntelligence agents have uncovered something which seems beyond belief, but the evidence is incontrovertible: the USAs greatest adversary on the world stage is sending its agents back through time! And someone or something unknown to our history is presenting them with...

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Download free The Tyranny of E-mail: The Four-Thousand-Year Journey to Your Inbox – John   Freeman
The award-winning president of the National Book Critics Circle examines the astonishing growth of email—and how it is changing our lives, not always for the better. John  Freeman  is  one  of  America’s  pre-eminent  literary critics; now in this, his first book, he presents an elegant and erudite investigation into a technology that has revolutionized the way we work, communicate, and even...

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Download free Kindergarten Architecture – Aurora Cuito
Because the sensory stimuli a child receives from the environment are vital to the child’s development many studies have been carried out to determine the effects of architecture on the behavior of young children. Kindergarten Architecture presents 22 preschools from around the world, all of which strive to be ideal: safe places where there are no toxic substances or accessible electrical...

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Download free Flesh: Architectural Probes – Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio
Like all the work of architects Liz Diller + Ric Scofidio, Flesh is a set of contradictions and complexities. Itis both a monograph of their workthe first ever on their art, architecture, and installationsbut also not a traditional monograph. It is a both/and, neither/nor book-as-project noted at the time of its publication, in 1994, for its groundbreaking typography and not-too-subtle critique of...

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Download free Hospital Architecture – Christine Nickl-weller
As life expectancy is extended, medical procedures continually advance and competition between health care providers intensifies, hospital design becomes increasingly important. The idea that patients benefit from their surroundings has been acknowledged for some time, but it is only recently that this concept has become the key to architectural solutions when building or redesigning hospitals and health...