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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Mark Miodownik

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally-renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has ...
  
  











  



  
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software
Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, ...

Addison-Wesley Professional, 1994

* Capturing a wealth of experience about the design of object-oriented software, four top-notch designers present a catalog of simple and succinct solutions to commonly occurring design problems. Previously undocumented, these 23 patterns allow designers to create more flexible, elegant, and ultimately reusable designs without having to rediscover the design solutions themselves. * The authors begin by describing what patterns are and how they ...
  
  











  



  
Teach Like a Champion Field Guide: A Practical Resource to Make the 49 Techniques Your Own
Doug Lemov

Jossey-Bass, 2012

The companion to Teach Like a Champion , the book that took the teaching community by storm In his acclaimed book Teach Like a Champion, Doug Lemov shared 49 essential techniques used by excellent teachers. In his companion Field Guide, he further explores those techniques in a practical guide. With the Teach Like a Champion Field Guide , teachers will have an indispensable resource that complements their classroom application of Lemov's ...
  
  











  



  
The Rose that Grew from Concrete
Tupac Shakur

MTV Books, 2009

His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been. Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete . For the first time in paperback, this collection of deeply ...
  
  











  



  
Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading
Tanny McGregor

Heinemann, 2007

Inferring, questioning, determining importance. It's not easy to explain these abstract reading strategies to elementary readers, yet knowing how they work and how to use them is an important first step to connecting with texts. Fortunately Tanny McGregor has developed visual, tangible, everyday lessons that make abstract thinking concrete and that can help every child in your classroom make more effective use of reading comprehension ...
  
  











  



  
Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series
Tyler Knott Gregson

Perigee Trade, 2014

The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now ...
  
  











  



  
Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Third Edition, Revised and Updated (For Pros By Pros)
Robert Thallon

Taunton Press, 2009

Here for the first time is a complete visual handbook designed for architects, builders, students, and anyone else interested in wood-frame construction. Inside you'll find hundreds of meticulous drawings illustrating every detail you might ever want to know about when building wood, whether you're building basement walls or framing a chimney opening. This wealth of visual information is mined from actual jobsites. Special attention is given ...
  
  











  



  
Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
Doug Lemov

Jossey-Bass, 2010

Teach Like a Champion offers effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and are easy to put into action the very next day. Training activities at the end of each chapter help the reader further their understanding through reflection and application of the ideas to their own practice. Among the techniques: ...
  
  











  



  
Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Jack Moehle

McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014

Complete coverage of earthquake-resistant concrete building design Written by a renowned seismic engineering expert, this authoritative resource discusses the theory and practice for the design and evaluation of earthquakeresisting reinforced concrete buildings. The book addresses the behavior of reinforced concrete materials, components, and systems subjected to routine and extreme loads, with an emphasis on response to earthquake loading. ...
  
  











  



  
Building Construction Illustrated
Francis D. K. Ching

Wiley, 2014

The classic visual guide to the basics of building construction, now with a 3D digital building model for interactive learning For over three decades, Building Construction Illustrated has offered an outstanding introduction to the principles of building construction. This new edition of the revered classic remains as relevant as ever, providing the latest information in Francis D.K. Ching's signature style. Its rich and comprehensive ...
  
  











  



  
Underground
David Macaulay

HMH Books for Young Readers, 1983

David Macaulay takes us on a visual journey through a city's various support systems by exposing a typical section of the underground network and explaining how it works. We see a network of walls, columns, cables, pipes and tunnels required to satisfy the basic needs of a city's inhabitants.
  
  











  



  
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
Edward Allen, Joseph Iano

Wiley, 2013

Note from the publisher: An access card with redemption code for the online  Interactive Resource Center  is included with  all new, print copies  or can be purchased separately. If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code (ISBN: 9781118820223). The online  Interactive Resource Center contains resources tied to the book, such as: ...
  
  











  



  
Home Maintenance For Dummies
James Carey, Morris Carey

For Dummies, 2009

A hands-on, step-by-step guide to properly maintaining your home Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of Home Maintenance For Dummies can help you save literally thousands of dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenance yourself! This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, ...
  
  











  



  
Concrete Countertops Made Simple: A Step-By-Step Guide (Made Simple (Taunton Press))
Fu-Tung Cheng

Taunton Press, 2008

With his first bestselling book, ""Concrete Countertops,"" designer Fu-Tung Cheng brought homeowners and contractors an affordable, attractive alternative to expensive granite, marble, and man-made countertops. Now, he takes his concrete revolution one step further with this remarkable DVD/Book set. In seven simple steps, Cheng takes the reader through the process of designing, forming, pouring, finishing, and installing a concrete countertop ...
  
  











  



  
The Architecture of Paul Rudolph
Timothy M. Rohan

Yale University Press, 2014

Equally admired and maligned for his remarkable Brutalist buildings, Paul Rudolph (1918–1997) shaped both late modernist architecture and a generation of architects while chairing Yale’s department of architecture from 1958 to 1965. Based on extensive archival research and unpublished materials, The Architecture of Paul Rudolph is the first in-depth study of the architect, neglected since his postwar zenith.   Author Timothy M. Rohan ...
  
  











  



  
Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (2nd Edition)
Ronald L. Graham, Donald E. Knuth, ...

Addison-Wesley Professional, 1994

This book introduces the mathematics that supports advanced computer programming and the analysis of algorithms. The primary aim of its well-known authors is to provide a solid and relevant base of mathematical skills - the skills needed to solve complex problems, to evaluate horrendous sums, and to discover subtle patterns in data. It is an indispensable text and reference not only for computer scientists - the authors themselves rely heavily ...
  
  











  



  
DEWALT Construction Estimating Complete Handbook (Dewalt Trade Reference)
American Contractors Educational Services

DEWALT, 2009

A real-world guide to success in construction estimating, the DEWALT Construction Estimating Handbook is loaded with tips, checklists, worksheets, data tables, and tutorials that will provide readers with the tools they need to effectively navigate through every step of the estimating process. The book focuses on the construction estimating "how-to" essentials and provides on-the-spot answers backed up with graphic examples. With a thorough ...
  
  











  



  
Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Jack Moehle

McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014

Complete coverage of earthquake-resistant concrete building design Written by a renowned seismic engineering expert, this authoritative resource discusses the theory and practice for the design and evaluation of earthquakeresisting reinforced concrete buildings. The book addresses the behavior of reinforced concrete materials, components, and systems subjected to routine and extreme loads, with an emphasis on response to earthquake loading. ...
  
  











  



  
The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book)
Mario Salvadori

Chicago Review Press, 2000

Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems. Line art illustrations help to explain projects that demonstrate how these principles keep structures solid. Perfect for kids who wonder why, and love to figure things out! All projects are easily done with materials found around-the-house.
  
  











  



  
Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables
Mike Bubel, Nancy Bubel

Storey Publishing, LLC, 1991

Anyone can learn to store fruits and vegetables safely and naturally with a cool, dark space (even a closet!) and the step-by-step advice in this book.
  
  











  








   



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