books about: concrete
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 ...
Fallingwater Rising: Frank Lloyd Wright, E. J. Kaufmann, and America's Most Extraordinary House
Fallingwater Rising is a biography not of a person but of the most famous house of the twentieth century. Scholars and the public have long extolled the house that Frank Lloyd Wright perched over a Pennsylvania waterfall in 1937, but the full story has never been told. When he got the commission to design the house, Wright was nearing seventy, his youth and his early fame long gone. It was the Depression, and Wright had no work in sight. Into ...
The Rose That Grew From Concrete
This collection of more than 100 poems that honestly and artfully confront topics ranging from poverty and motherhood to Van Gogh and Mandela is presented in Tupac Shakur's own handwriting on one side of the page, with a typed version on the opposite side.
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
“Set in the modern day, this straightforward, fast-paced detective novel cages a truly twisted villain.” “The reader is thrust into a page-turning, clever narrative that continually morphs from police procedural, thriller, courtroom drama, and gritty evaluation of a serial rapist and killer.” “...the relentless pace allows for little introspection.” “Grace relishes the accurate and disturbing details, providing ...
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 ...
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Francis D. K. Ching
This book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology. It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand-rendered drawings, each executed in Mr. Ching's signature style.
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 ...
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 ...
Black & Decker The Complete Outdoor Builder: From Arbors to Walkways: 150 DIY Projects
Editors of CPi
Cool Springs Press
Adding beautiful, functional patios and walkways to the yard has never been easier thanks to this book. Over 150 projects and hundreds of instructional photographs combine with informative tips, tricks, and inspiration for the most comprehensive patio and walkway book on the market. From low-cost, curb-appeal walkways to expansive, estate-quality decorative concrete patios complete with outdoor kitchens, this book presents each project with ...
Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, 5th Edition
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2011
THOUSANDS OF DRAWINGS AND DESCRIPTIONS COVER INNOVATIONS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Fully revised throughout, this abundantly illustrated reference describes proven mechanisms and mechanical devices. Each illustration represents a design concept that can easily be recycled for use in new or modified mechanical, electromechanical, or mechatronic products. Tutorials on the basics of mechanisms and motion control systems introduce you to those ...
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: ...
Scott Cohen's Outdoor Kitchen Design Workbook: Inspiring Ideas and Tips from HGTV's Sizzling Outdoor Kitchen ...
Create the outdoor kitchen of your dreams with this inspirational how-to guide for homeowners, designers, and contractors. In this book you will learn to design the perfect outdoor kitchen and bring it to life with Scott Cohen's award-winning design secrets, master step-by-step techniques for creating gorgeous cast-in-place concrete countertops, discover how to cast sparkling countertops using recycled glass, and add dazzling fiber optic ...
Airport Systems: Planning, Design and Management 2/E
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 ...
Behind Concrete Doors
First One Digital Publishing, 2010
Through his erotic poetry and spoken word, Aaron Powell opens the closet door on the down-low Blatino lifestyle. Through his true stories posing as fiction and prose, Powell shares the secret lives of men who seek sex, love, acceptance…and more sex. When you are Behind Concrete Doors, you will get a peek at the dirty deeds done in barbershops, bump bubble butts with your favorite news anchor in the club, and experience the raw emotions of ...
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, ...
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.
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 ...
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