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Download E-books Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, And Meaning (Icon Editions) PDF

This best-selling, illustrated survey of Western structure is now absolutely revised all through, explaining the constitution, functionality, heritage, and which means of structure in a fashion that's either obtainable and fascinating. The long-awaited moment version comprises: new insurance on Postmodernism and its dating to the Modernist period; a reorganization of Mesopotamian and Prehistoric structure in response to thematic traces of improvement; an increased bankruptcy on Medieval structure, together with advancements from the tip of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance; and an multiplied artwork software that incorporates over 500 pictures in black and white and colour. Understanding Architecture is still the one textual content within the box to envision structure as a cultural phenomenon in addition to a creative and technological success with its trouble-free, two-part constitution: (1) the weather of structure and (2) The heritage and that means of structure. accomplished, sincerely written, cheap, and obtainable, Understanding Architecture is a vintage survey of Western architecture.

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Download E-books Big Babies, Little Babies PDF

By DK Publishing

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See a child beaver aid construct a dam, watch child chicks scratch for nutrients, and capture child walruses basking on an iceberg within the sunlight. together with all types of animal, from birds and bugs to mammals and reptiles, tremendous infants, Little infants supplies an enormous volume of data in a storybook-like type.

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Download E-books The Way Kitchens Work: The Science Behind the Microwave, Teflon Pan, Garbage Disposal, and More PDF

By Ed Sobey

If you’ve ever puzzled how a microwave heats nutrients, or why aluminum foil is glossy on one facet and uninteresting at the different, or if it is larger to exploit chilly or scorching water in a rubbish disposal, you need to learn The manner Kitchens Work. sleek kitchens are hi-tech marvels, with extra equipment than the other room in the home. all the 50+ entries comprises its background, fascinating trivialities, and a dialogue of the expertise involved.

            Readers also will take pleasure in reviewing the utensils’ and home equipment’ unique patent blueprints, in addition to photographs of the “guts” of those culinary instruments. the writer even comprises peculiar part tales, reminiscent of how the waffle iron performed a job within the founding of Nike, how one can reset a turkey timer, and why socialite Josephine Cochran really invented the dishwasher in 1886--it wasn’t simply because she desired to ease the weight of her servants, yet simply because she sought after a tool that may steer clear of the unpleasant chips linked to hand washing.

            and at last, for these whose stovetop abilities are nonetheless in improvement, Sobey presents details at the invention and use of the smoke detector and hand held hearth extinguisher.

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Download E-books Word Painting: A Guide to Writing More Descriptively PDF

By Rebecca McClanahan

Let Rebecca McClanahan advisor you thru an inspiring exam of description in its many types. together with her considerate guide and fascinating workouts, you will learn how to increase your senses and powers of commentary to discover the wealthy, evocative phrases that adequately painting your mind's photographs. McClanahan comprises dozens of descriptive passages written via grasp poets and authors to light up the method. She additionally teaches you ways to weave writing jointly utilizing description as a unifying thread.

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Download E-books American Museum of Natural History Birds of North America Western Region PDF

Masking 580 species present in the USA and Canada west of the a hundredth Meridian, the American Museum of common heritage Birds of North the United States Western Region is the one consultant to exploit an absolutely built-in photographic method of profile the extreme diversity of birds regularly visible west around the nice Plains and West Coast.

Ideal for birdwatchers and poultry fanatics of all ages, and together with details on habit, nesting, and habitat, the American Museum of usual historical past Birds of North the United States Western Region contains certain sections on species discovered in simple terms within the Southwest and for species which are unusual or fairly restricted in distribution.

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Download E-books Python Pocket Reference: Python in Your Pocket (Pocket Reference (O'Reilly)) PDF

By Mark Lutz

This is the e-book to arrive for if you are coding at the fly and wish a solution now. it is an easy-to-use connection with the center language, with descriptions of primary modules and toolkits, and a advisor to contemporary adjustments, new positive aspects, and upgraded built-ins -- all up to date to hide Python 3.X in addition to model 2.6. you will additionally quick locate precisely what you would like with the convenient index.

Written by way of Mark Lutz -- well known because the world's prime Python coach -- Python Pocket Reference, Fourth version, is the ideal better half to O'Reilly's vintage Python tutorials, additionally written through Mark: Learning Python and Programming Python.

  • Built-in item varieties, together with numbers, lists, dictionaries, and extra
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Download E-books Shooter's Bible Guide to Tactical Firearms: A Comprehensive Guide to Precision Rifles and Long-Range Shooting Gear PDF

By Robert A. Sadowski

Lengthy diversity capturing within the usa is as outdated as this nation is younger. Shooters have constantly had a fascination with capturing at distance, whether or not they are plinkers, aggressive shooters, or hunters. the power to put rifle bullets within the related gap of a goal or kill an animal quick is a objective to which all of us aspire. lately the curiosity in tactical precision rifles has elevated, with many manufacturing unit and customized rifle makers plying their paintings generating rifles which may simply outperform the power of many shooters. professional Robert A. Sadowski proves to be a masterful teacher on all points concerning precision capturing within the Shooter's Bible consultant to Tactical Firearms.
This Shooter's Bible advisor may help new and skilled shooters in making shrewdpermanent apparatus purchases that variety from rifles and optics to ammunition and equipment. The capturing college part presents directions for these people who've had no formal education. for skilled shooters, having present info to be had in a single position will be a useful source. And no Shooter's Bible guidebook is entire and not using a unique items part showcasing rifles from all around the market.
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Pick up a duplicate of the Shooter's Bible consultant to Tactical Firearms to benefit every little thing you want to find out about precision, long-range taking pictures.

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Download E-books The World's Oldest Literature (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East) PDF

By William W. Hallo

Literature starts off at Sumer, we may perhaps say. provided that this historical crossroads of tin and copper produced not just bronze and the whole Bronze Age, but in addition by means of necessity, the 1st method of record-keeping and the means of writing. Scribal colleges served to propagate the recent strategy and their curriculum grew to create, protect and transmit all demeanour of artistic poetry. In a life of learn, the writer has studied a number of elements of this such a lot historical literary oeuvre, together with such questions as chronology and bilingualism, in addition to contributing primary insights into particular genres equivalent to proverbs, letter-prayers and lamentations. furthermore, he has drawn conclusions for the comparative or contextual method of biblical literature. His reviews, extensively scattered in diversified guides for almost fifty years, are right here assembled in handy one-volume layout, made extra straightforward by way of broad cross-references and indices.

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Download E-books Canine and Feline Gastroenterology PDF

By Michael J. Day, Robert J. Washabau

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A finished reference average for the self-discipline, dogs and pussycat Gastroenterology covers the biology, pathobiology, and prognosis and remedy of illnesses of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary platforms. a global staff of specialists, together with eighty five authors from 17 assorted nations, led by way of Robert Washabau and Michael Day, covers every little thing from minor difficulties comparable to antagonistic nutrients reactions to debilitating inflammatory, infectious, metabolic, and neoplastic illnesses of the digestive method. This authoritative textual content makes use of an evidence-based method of replicate the newest technology and examine, complemented via rules of challenge fixing, algorithms to enhance medical diagnoses, and broad full-color illustrations. For generalists and experts alike, this gastroenterology reference can be a part of each critical practitioner's expert library.

A complete, 928-page reference typical covers the self-discipline of dogs and pussycat gastroenterology.
An overseas concentration is equipped via eighty five authors from 17 diverse international locations, together with well known specialists in veterinary gastroenterology, inner drugs, pathology, medical pathology, radiology, and infectious disease.
Coverage of the whole breadth and intensity of gastroenterology levels from biology to pathobiology, in addition to analysis and remedy of ailments of the gastrointestinal, pancreatic, and hepatobiliary systems.
Current info on GI microflora, immunology, mobile progress, and structures integration presents a origin for treating medical problems.
Coverage of illnesses in canines and cats contains the oral hollow space, esophagus, abdominal, small gut, huge gut, colon, anorectum, liver and biliary tract, exocrine pancreas, peritoneum, and linked vasculature.
A specialise in sufferer administration examines the complete diversity of strategies and strategies necessary to analysis and remedy from scientific indicators and analysis to dietary aid and pharmacologic administration of disease.
Clear reasons of present diagnostic modalities contain laboratory assessments, molecular tools, diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, and histopathology, additionally exhibiting tips on how to interpret and make the most of results.
A robust scientific method emphasizes need-to-know info for dealing with the typical and not-so-common G.I. scientific difficulties of daily practice.
Full-color images and illustrations depict ideas, stipulations, and procedures.
An evidence-based drugs viewpoint displays the newest study in addition to the fashionable perform of veterinary medicine.
Logical, coherent, and constant inner association makes this a reader-friendly edition.
Problem-based algorithms assist in diagnosing each G.I. scientific challenge from A to Z.
A stand-alone part at the pharmacologic method of G.I. sickness deals quickly and simple drug reference.

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Download E-books The Old Farmer's Almanac 2015 PDF

As absolutely because the sunlight rises within the east and maple leaves flip colour in autumn, The outdated Farmer's Almanac is back—and it really is greater than ever!

Recognized for generations by means of its standard yellow conceal, America's most sensible enjoyed annual and oldest always released peridocial (now in its 223rd year!) supplies to be "useful, with a delightful measure of humor," therefore once more either enjoyable the challenge set forth by means of its founder Robert B. Thomas and readers' expectancies. This version is choked with wit, knowledge, advice, recommendation, proof, enjoyable, and recipes, together with . . .
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The outdated Farmer's Almanac is frequently imitated, yet by no means equaled. settle for no substitutes!

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