books about: concrete
Lin Wellford's Painted Garden Art Anyone Can Do
Art Stone Press
Get ready to rock your world! You don't need a green thumb to turn your yard into a work of art! Painted garden art is the perfect, low-cost way to add color and visual interest to your landscape. Lin Wellford makes it easy with these fun, imaginative projects: Vibrant stepping stones Breathtaking focal points and accents Realistic faux fish Ever-blooming borders and flower-filled planters Decorative pieces perfect for any garden, porch, or ...
The Concrete Killing Fields
Mile High Press
Gripping and gritty; fascinating and funny; mesmerizing yet motivating! Have you ever wondered ... Why we still have so many homeless people on the streets? Why so many people with mental illness, homeless or not, are in jails or prisons? Why so many people are such strong supporters of President Bill Clinton, and/or Hillary? You need to wonder no longer. Pat Morgan has the answers. With her gift of story-telling, deep sense of compassion, ...
The Rose that Grew from Concrete
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 ...
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
New Directions / Christine Burgin
The Gorgeous Nothings is a pivotal book: the first full-color publication of Emily Dickinson’s complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts, here in a deluxe, large-scale edition The Gorgeous Nothings — the first full-color facsimile edition of Emily Dickinson’s manuscripts ever to appear — is a deluxe edition of her late writings, presenting this crucially important, experimental late work exactly ...
Glass Goddesses, Concrete Walls
In the middle of the night, our unnamed protagonist wakes to find Diana’s gun pointed at his head and he recognizes bloody murder in her eyes. While facing a scorned woman’s wrath, many of his past entanglements replay in his mind. Memories of women he has loved or refused to love surface like ghosts from the grave to haunt what could be his last moments. As he tries to reason with her for the sake of everything he has to live for, he ...
Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding livestock behavior and building facilities for healthier animals
Storey Publishing, LLC
Temple Grandin, North America's most influential advocate of humane livestock treatment, has spent her life developing stress-free facility designs and standards of humane management. In an environment of growing concern regarding large factory-farming practices, Grandin is a voice of reason explaining the benefits of keeping animals calm through every phase of their lives — benefits that include safer working conditions, higher yields of ...
The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects (Ziggurat Book)
Chicago Review Press
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.
The Concrete Kiss
Homicide Detective Ned Danes discovers that an ambitious Deputy D.A. has concealed evidence of an accused murderer's innocence in order to secure a headline-grabbing conviction. Danes is warned that a smart guy would keep his mouth shut. More interested in being a good guy than a smart one, Danes torpedoes the corrupt Deputy D.A.'s case, and for his honesty, Danes is exiled to the tiny basement office of the Cold Case Squad. Working in his ...
Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading
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 ...
Banished to the Ribbons of Concrete
1st Book Library
Part One: The Journey Begins; Part Two: Lost In America; Part Three: The Aftermath. During my travels I have seen things that go unnoticed by others. Snow on red roses, rain falling from a clear blue sky and double rainbows so bright a feeling of exultation fills your heart. I have stopped to watch woods fill up with snow in the quietness of nature. I have slept under the heavenly stars that shine so brightly in the dark of night, you become ...
Airport Systems, Second Edition: Planning, Design and Management
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013
THE MOST PRACTICAL, COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE PLANNING, DESIGN, AND MANAGEMENT OF AIRPORTS--UPDATED BY LEADING PROFESSIONALS "With the accelerated rate of change occurring throughout the aviation industry, this edition is a timely and very effective resource for ensuring both airport professionals and those interested in airports acquire a comprehensive understanding of the changes taking place, and how they impact airports and the ...
Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Construction: 60 Step-by-step Projects for Creating a Perfect ...
Editors of Creative Publishing
Cool Springs Press
Once the arena of professional contractors, major landscape construction projects are now achievable by ordinary homeowners armed with new DIY-friendly tools and materials, the right information and the willingness to get their hands dirty. Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Landscape Construction is designed to guide the DIYer of any skill level through 60 of the most significant "hardscape" projects for the yard and garden. Projects range ...
Materials for Design
Victoria Ballard Bell
Princeton Architectural Press
As architecture programs throughout the country break out of the classroom and adopt the holistic methods of design/build programs, the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between construction materials and design sensibility is sorely needed. Materials for Design is that book. Students must be taught how a choice of material affects the form and look of a structure; they must also learn how inspired design can inject any material with ...
Concrete Volume 1: Depths
Dark Horse Books
Part man, part…rock? Over seven feet tall and weighing over a thousand pounds, he is known as Concrete but is in reality the mind of one Ronald Lithgow, trapped inside a shell of stone, a body that allows him to walk unaided on the ocean's floor or survive the crush of a thousand tons of rubble in a collapsed mineshaft…but prevents him from feeling the touch of a human hand. These stories of Concrete are as rich and satisfying as any in ...
Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings
HMH Books for Young Readers
Blast off with Douglas Florian's new high-flying compendium, which features twenty whimsical poems about space. From the moon to the stars, from the Earth to Mars, here is an exuberant celebration of our celestial surroundings that's certain to become a universal favorite among aspiring astronomers everywhere. Includes die-cut pages and a glossary of space terms.
Behind Concrete Doors
Book Bloc Publishing
Through his erotic poetry and spoken word, Aaron Powell shows us the gritty down-low Blatino lifestyle, where you can indulge in the secret lives of men who are seeking sex, love, acceptance, and more sex. When you are Behind Concrete Doors, you will get a peek at the dirty deeds done in barbershops, and bump bubble butts with your favorite news anchor in the club. Experience the raw emotions of not having to hide sexual identity, and losing a ...
Breaking Through Concrete
Be You Productions
Breaking through the confines of mental illness in the family, the author finds the treasure of transforming from victim to victor. With a depressed father and a manic-depressive, schizophrenic mother, her authentic, personal story moves from surviving to thriving. In some ways, it is everyone's story.
Johnette Napolitano "Rough Mix" (Signed Copy) (Concrete Blonde)
The Best in Tent Camping: Georgia: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RV's, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable ...
Menasha Ridge Press
Whether it's rafting down the Chattooga River, hiking along the Bartram Trail, or sea kayaking around Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia is chock full of opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all abilities. To help these adventurers on their way, The Best in Tent Camping: Georgia reveals the best places in the Peach State to pitch a tent. Written to steer campers away from concrete slabs and convoys of RVs, The Best in Tent Camping: ...
Surfaces: Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers (Surfaces Series)
Judy A. Juracek
W. W. Norton & Company
Looking for images of architectural materials? Surfaces offers over 1,200 outstanding, vibrantly colorful visual images of surface textures--wood, stone, marble, brick, plaster, stucco, aggregates, metal, tile, and glass--ready to be used in your designs, presentations, or comps, as backgrounds or for general visual information. Photographed by a designer for designers, these pictures show specific materials and how they change with time, ...
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