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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 ...
Teach Like a Champion Field Guide: A Practical Resource to Make the 49 Techniques Your Own
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 ...
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 ...
Building Construction Illustrated
Francis D. K. Ching
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 ...
Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
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: ...
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
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Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Third Edition, Revised and Updated (For Pros By Pros)
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 ...
ACI 318-11: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary (318-11)
ACI 318 Committee
American Concrete Institute
The "Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete" ("Code") covers the materials, design, and construction of structural concrete used in buildings and where applicable in nonbuilding Structures. The Code also covers the strength evaluation of existing concrete structures. Among the subjects covered are: contract documents; inspection; materials; durability requirements; concrete quality, mixing, and placing; formwork; embedded pipes; ...
Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design (6th Edition)
James K. Wight
James G. MacGregor
Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design, 6/e is a perfect text for professionals in the field who need a comprehensive reference on concrete structures and the design of reinforced concrete. Reinforced concrete design encompasses both the art and science of engineering. This book presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct application of the laws of statics and mechanics of materials. In addition, it emphasizes that a successful ...
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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 of Reinforced Concrete
Russell H. Brown
The Ninth Edition of this bestselling book continues the successful tradition of earlier editions by introducing the fundamentals of reinforced concrete design in a clear and understandable manner. Numerous examples of the principles discussed are included. This edition includes revisions made by the American Concrete Institute in Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (318-08) and Commentary (318R-08). The text was prepared for an ...
Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables
Storey Publishing, LLC
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.
Concrete Mathematics: A Foundation for Computer Science (2nd Edition)
Ronald L. Graham
Donald E. Knuth
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 ...
Materials for Design 2
Victoria Ballard Bell
Princeton Architectural Press
As architecture and design programs throughout the world 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. In Materials for Design 2 , authors Victoria Ballard Bell and Patrick Rand revisit the format of their award-winning first volume and present sixty new case studies of materials put to ...
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures
M. L. Wilson
S. H. Kosmatka
Portland Cement Assn
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures--the guide to applications, methods, and materials, has been the industry's primary reference on concrete technology for over 85 years This fully revised 15th edition is a concise, current reference on concrete, that includes the many advances that occurred since the last edition was published in 2002. The text is backed by over 95 years of research by the Portland Cement Association. It reflects the ...
Home Maintenance For Dummies
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, ...
Design of Concrete Structures
The 14th edition of the classic text, Design of Concrete Structures , is completely revised using the newly released 2008 ACI (American Concrete Institute) Code. This new edition has the same dual objectives as the previous editions; first to establish a firm understanding of the behavior of structural concrete, then to develop proficiency in the methods used in current design practice. Design of Concrete Structures covers the behavior and ...
The Architecture of Paul Rudolph
Timothy M. Rohan
Yale University Press
Equally admired and maligned for his remarkable Brutalist buildings, Paul Rudolph (19181997) 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 ...
Foundation Design: Principles and Practices (2nd Edition)
Donald P. Coduto
Using a design-oriented approach that addresses geotechnical, structural, and construction aspects of foundation engineering, this book explores practical methods of designing structural foundations, while emphasizing and explaining how and why foundations behave the way they do. It explains the theories and experimental data behind the design procedures, and how to apply this information to real-world problems. Covers general ...
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods, 5th Edition
John Wiley & Sons
Now in its Fifth Edition, this essential textbook has been used by thousands of students annually in schools of architecture, engineering, and construction technology. The bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction, emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frames, masonry bearing walls, steel frames, and reinforced concrete. New introductory material on the processes, ...
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