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Download free Communication Toolkit for Introverts – Patricia  Weber
If you are an introvert, tired of playing by extrovert rules in business communications, now you can finally find your voice and be heard.Patricia Weber is an internationally recognized expert on radio and in print as supporting and inspiring introverts, since 2006. She is a Coachville coach graduate, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, an award winning top-selling salesperson and sales...

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Download free Responsive Environments: A Manual for Designers – Ian Bentley
Clearly demonstrates the specific characteristics that make for comprehensible, friendly and controllable places; ‘Responsive Environments’ – as opposed to the alienating environments often imposed today. By means of sketches and diagrams, it shows how they may be designed in to places or buildings. This is a practical book about architecture and urban design. It is most concerned with...

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Download free Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success – Deborah M. Kolb, Carol Frohlinger, Judith Williams
Advice for women from women for negotiating their own leadership careers This is a practical guide for any woman dealing with a demanding role. Drawing on extensive interviews with women leaders, the authors isolate five key challenges: Intelligence; Backing; Resources; Buy-In; and Making a Difference. The three expert authors reveal what women have to teach us about the challenges and opportunities of...

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Download free Masons and Sculptors (Medieval Craftsmen Series) – Nicola Coldstream
The glorious heritage of cathedrals and castles in Europe today is the legacy of the medieval masons. The master mason, head of a team of masons, was the medieval equivalent to an architect. He acted as contractor, designer, and engineer, drawing up the plans, gathering the materials together, and erecting the building. He was responsible for the decoration as well, the capitals, bosses, and furnishings,...

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Download free Pig City Model Farm: A Handbook On Architecture And Agriculture – Rob Kovitz
“If we could suddenly see this arranged order as it will be seen in its full functioning, it is not to be doubted that many of the Civilized would be struck dead by the violence of their ecstasy.” PIG CITY MODEL FARM, a disturbing but amusing book about architecture, agriculture, and utopia. About instrumental thinking and rational method versus irony and doubt as anti-method. About...

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Download free The Ascent of Media: From Gilgamesh to Google via Gutenberg – Roger Parry
The Ascent of Media tells the whole story of media from its earliest incarnation in the clay tablets of Gilgamesh, through the Gutenberg press, right up to Google and the unfurling world of digital content. The Ascent of Media is a narrative history of the media in its every form, from theatre to posters to video games, and told with a host of fascinating fact and anecdote. Opening up a whole new forum...

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Download free When Millennials Take Over: Preparing For The Ridiculously Optimistic Future Of Business – Jamie Notter, Maddie Grant
Is your organization ready for what is coming? Between the decline of modern management, the social media shift of power toward individuals, and the ascent of the Millennial generation into leadership roles, companies of all shapes and sizes are facing a future that they are ill-equipped to handle. As a result of this perfect storm of changes, many organizations are struggling to stay relevant to...

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Download free Be a Successful Green Builder – R. Dodge Woodson
Increase Profits by Incorporating Sustainable Practices into Your Building Operations Filled with environmentally friendly methods that reduce the impact of housing on natural areas, Be a Successful Green Builder contains everything needed to get started in the green building business and develop a thriving enterprise. Successful contractor and bestselling author R. Dodge Woodson explains how to...

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Download free Between Earth and Heaven: The Architecture of John Lautner – Jean-Louis Cohen, Frank Escher
One of the visionary architects of the twentieth century, John Lautner designed dramatically innovative buildings with a rare sensitivity to site, vista, and structure. Accompanying a full-scale exhibition on Lautner at Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum, this is the first publication to comprehensively explore his work, including his apprenticeship with Frank Lloyd Wright and the cultural and geographical...

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Download free FIRST AND LAST LOVES (NATIONAL TRUST) – John Betjeman
‘Oh prams on concrete balconies, what will your children see? Oh white and antiseptic life in school and home and clinic, oh soul-destroying job with handy pension, oh loveless life of safe monotony, why were you created?’ First and Last Loves is a collection of Betjeman’s essays on architecture, first published to coincide with an exhibition at the Soane Museum, and a worthwhile volume...

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Download free Learning to Look: A Handbook for the Visual Arts – Joshua C. Taylor
Sometimes seeing is more difficult for the student of art than believing. Taylor, in a book that has sold more than 300,000 copies since its original publication in 1957, has helped two generations of art students “learn to look.” This handy guide to the visual arts is designed to provide a comprehensive view of art, moving from the analytic study of specific works to a consideration of broad...

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Download free The Theft of Memory: Losing My father, One Day at a Time – Jonathan Kozol
House author Jonathan Kozol’s deeply personal biography of his father, a brilliant neurologist who suffered from Alzheimer’s. There are few writers of conscience who write as beautifully as Jonathan Kozol. Departing from the South Bronx and turning his sensitive eye to his own life and legacy, The Theft of Memory is Kozol’s most personal book to date, as it explores the life of his...