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The Slate Roof Bible: Understanding, Installing and Restoring the World's Finest Roof (The Slate Roof Bible, ...
Joseph Jenkins, Inc.
The award-winning Slate Roof Bible, 2nd edition, has over 350 color photographs of slate and slate roofs from around the world, and a total of over 600 photos, illustrations, graphs, charts, diagrams, maps, etc. Jenkins' down-home style converts potentially tedious subjects like slate geology, roof safety, tools, installation, and repairs into readable delights. The book covers slate roofing history, culture and geology, along with complete ...
The New Rules of Green Marketing: Strategies, Tools, and Inspiration for Sustainable Branding
Green products have been around since the 1970s, but it’s only in recent years that they’ve become ubiquitous. It’s not because consumers suddenly prize sustainability above all. It’s because savvy green marketers are no longer trying to “sell the earth”—instead they’re promoting the value their products provide: better health, superior performance, good taste, cost-effectiveness, or simply convenience. This central emphasis on ...
Authentic Ecolodges is a stunning look at some of the most forward-thinking ecolodges in the world's most exotic destinations. Featuring more than three hundred full-color photographs, detailed architectural sketches, and a rating system specially developed by ecolodge and ecotourism expert Hitesh Mehta, this book is the definitive word on what makes an ecolodge truly authentic.
Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)
Da Capo Press
Nothing could be more important than the health of our children, and no one is better suited to examine the threats against it than Sandra Steingraber. Once called "a poet with a knife," she blends precise science with lyrical memoir. In Living Downstream she spoke as a biologist and cancer survivor; in Having Faith she spoke as an ecologist and expectant mother, viewing her own body as a habitat. Now she speaks as the scientist mother of ...
Marrakesh by Design
Moroccan design, from the tiled floors to the colored walls, sculpted ceilings, embroidered fabrics, Berber tents, fountains, gardens, and more In a world filled with beige interiors, Morocco is the perfect antidote: a refuge for addicts of saturated color, a haven for devotees of intricate pattern, a destination for admirers of striking architecture. For anyone who wants to add Morocco's spicy design mix into their own home, Maryam Montague, ...
Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses To Humanitarian Crises
Architecture for Humanity
US Green Building Council
The greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods and communities shapes every aspect of our live, yet where architects are most desperately needed, they can least be afforded. Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. It offers a history of the movement toward ...
The Green Studio Handbook
Learn how to integrate green strategies into your building design. This practical handbook provides an essential introduction to green design strategies--helping you to understand how to save energy, water, and material resources. It provides the information required to make judgments about which strategy to use and includes tools to enable you to incorporate the chosen strategy during the early stages of design. Each of the forty-two ...
101 Home Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide: The Clean Green Home Revolution (Natural Miracles)
This all new 5th edition of "The Clean Green Home Revolution - 101 Home Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide" is a comprehensive guide to home, garden, spa and personal care uses of hydrogen peroxide from the editor and publisher of FoodGradeH2O2.com. Replace Toxic Home Cleaning Products with Safe Effective Hydrogen Peroxide - This book will show you how! Improve indoor air quality, disinfect and clean without dangerous chemicals. 101 Home Uses of ...
Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World
Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World introduces an antidote to faceless, placeless sprawl — small scale neighborhoods where people can easily know one another, where empty nesters and single householders with far-flung families can find friendship or a helping hand nearby, and where children can have shirt-tail aunties and uncles just beyond their front gate. The book describes inspiring pocket ...
Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide
UIT Cambridge Ltd.
The ancient method of cob building uses a simple mixture of clay sub-soil, aggregate, straw and water to create solid structural walls built without shuttering or forms, onto a stone plinth. It is now undergoing a renaissance as an 'eco-friendly' building material because of its amazing 'green' credentials. 'Building with Cob' shows how to apply this ancient technique in a wide variety of contemporary situations, covering everything from design ...
Landscape Architecture : A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design
McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013
The most comprehensive, current guide to the theoryand practice of landscape architecture For more than 50 years, this pioneering guide has served as the foremost resource on the principles and practices of landscape architecture. Now, the book has been revised to address the latest developments in the field, providing a comprehensive, current presentation of the profession. Richly illustrated with more than 400 full-color images, Landscape ...
American Art Deco: Architecture and Regionalism
W. W. Norton & Company
A lavishly illustrated survey of American Art Deco architecture. Art deco architecture flourished in large cities and small towns throughout America in the 1920s and 1930s. Many of the best examples office buildings, movie theaters, hotels, and churches are still in use. Deco architects, artists, and designers drew on European styles but were most committed to a style that grew organically, as they saw it, from their native soil. Two themes ...
Sustainable Healthcare Architecture (Wiley Series in Sustainable Design)
"With this book, Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori show us how critical our green building mission is to the future of human health and secures a lasting legacy that will continue to challenge and focus the green building movement, the healthcare industry, and the world for years to come." —From the Foreword by Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO and Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council INDISPENSABLE REFERENCE FOR THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE ...
John Saladino's powerful new book is nothing less than a master class in interior and garden design. Villa focuses on the stone ruin in Southern California that Saladino painstakingly refashioned into his dream house, and it shows how his principles and passions guided him through the five-year process of reconstruction, restoration, and decoration. With the aid of plans and drawings, as well as numerous photographs of the house how it ...
Alternative Medicine Guide to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Environmental Illness
Chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and environmental illness can be permanently reversed using non-toxic alternative medicine treatments. In this book, 26 leading physicians explain the techniques and natural substances that brought complete recovery to their patients.
Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health -- and how we can save ourselves
Beyond images of emaciated polar bears and drought-cracked lakes, there remains a major part of climate change’s impact that the media has neglected: how our health will suffer from higher temperatures and extreme weather. From spiraling rates of asthma and allergies and spikes in heatstroke-related deaths to swarms of invasive insects carrying diseases like dengue or West Nile and increases in heart and lung disease and cancer, the effect of ...
W. W. Norton & Company
Even in the computer age, freehand sketching is the designer’s most useful tool for notation, design exploration, and graphic communication. From basic skills to sketch construction using grids, frames, and shapes to the creation of tone, texture, color, and detail, and experimentation with digital rendering, Freehand Sketching helps you build your drawing skill and confidence through mastery of fundamentals. Carefully designed ...
Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD 2012
Douglas R. Seidler
AutoCAD is the industry standard for two-dimensional construction drawings, and this manual was created specifically to help designers master it. Neither overly simplistic nor excessively technical, Digital Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide to AutoCAD 2012 teaches by relating to what architects and interior designers understand best: the visual world. Beginning with the building blocks of drawing (lines, circles, and arcs), the book ...
Lean and Green: Profit for Your Workplace and the Environment
Pamela J Gordon
This book dispels the myth that a business or organization has to choose between making a profit and protecting the environment. Appealing to employees at every level, it provides over 100 examples of environmental practices that bring savings or new sources of revenue. It also coaches readers to make their environmental cases to management using business language -- leading their argument with profitability.
The Natural House: A Complete Guide to Healthy, Energy-Efficient, Environmental Homes
Daniel D. Chiras
Chelsea Green Publishing
The Natural House is a tour of the construction, costs, and pros and cons of fourteen natural building methods. Straw Bale, Rammed Earth, Cob, Cordwood, Adobe, Earthbags, Papercrete, Earthships…whatever the method, the common goal is to create a house that is economical, energy efficient, nontoxic, soothing to the soul, kind to the environment, and pleasing to behold. This comprehensive sourcebook offers in-depth information that will guide ...
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