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Green from the Ground Up

Green from the Ground Up Book
Author : David Johnston,Scott Gibson
Publisher : Taunton Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 156158973X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Highlighted by more than 350 full-color photographs and illustrations, a comprehensive study of sustainable, energy-efficient, and healthful home construction offers a detailed explanation of green building fundamentals that covers such topics as site planning, materials selection, efficient energy alternatives, indoor air quality, and more at every stage in the construction process, from framing to finishes. Original.

Green from the Ground Up

Green from the Ground Up Book
Author : David Johnston,Scott Gibson
Publisher : Builder's Guide
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thorough, informative, and up-to-date reference on environmentally conscious, energy-efficient home construction gives builders and architects the tools to respond to growing requests from homeowners for green houses.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Book
Author : Peggy Tully
Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press
Release : 2012-10-24
ISBN : 9781616890926
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It is said that the history of modern architecture can be observed through the evolution of the single-family home. Over generations, each has hoped to improve on the last, rethinking and reinventing this seemingly simple building type. At certain historic moments in the discourse, new ideas about domesticity have given form to radically different configurations of home and community. Current emphasis on sustainability presents a unique opportunity to design affordable houses that respond to specific economic, social, and environmental challenges. In From the Ground Up editor Peggy Tully presents the results of an international competition to create new models for affordable high-performance green homes in urban residential neighborhoods. Developed for a vacant infill site in Syracuse's Near Westside, these ambitious projects offer an array of innovative designs that provide a new vision for once-vital urban residential neighborhoods and well-designed energy-efficient homes throughout the United States.

Rome from the Ground Up

Rome from the Ground Up Book
Author : James H. S. McGregor
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2006-10-31
ISBN : 0674022637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Rome is not one city but many, each with its own history unfolding from a different center: now the trading port on the Tiber; now the Forum of antiquity; the Palatine of imperial power; the Lateran Church of Christian ascendancy; the Vatican; the Quirinal palace. Beginning with the very shaping of the ground on which Rome first rose, this book conjures all these cities, past and present, conducting the reader through time and space to the complex and shifting realities—architectural, historical, political, and social—that constitute Rome. A multifaceted historical portrait, this richly illustrated work is as gritty as it is gorgeous, immersing readers in the practical world of each period. James H. S. McGregor’s explorations afford the pleasures of a novel thick with characters and plot twists: amid the life struggles, hopes, and failures of countless generations, we see how things truly worked, then and now; we learn about the materials of which Rome was built; of the Tiber and its bridges; of roads, aqueducts, and sewers; and, always, of power, especially the power to shape the city and imprint it with a particular personality—like that of Nero or Trajan or Pope Sixtus V—or a particular institution. McGregor traces the successive urban forms that rulers have imposed, from emperors and popes to national governments including Mussolini’s. And, in archaeologists’ and museums’ presentation of Rome’s past, he shows that the documenting of history itself is fraught with power and politics. In McGregor’s own beautifully written account, the power and politics emerge clearly, manifest in the distinctive styles and structures, practical concerns and aesthetic interests that constitute the myriad Romes of our day and days past.

Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up

Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up Book
Author : Lupa
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
Release : 2016-01-08
ISBN : 0738747823
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up invites you to go beyond simply exploring the symbols of nature and encourages you to bury your hands in the earth and work with the real thing. This is a book on green spirituality that makes a difference, empowering you to connect with totems as a part of your spiritual life. Uniquely approaching totems as beings we can give to, rather than take from, Lupa shows how orienting yourself this way deepens your spiritual connection to the earth and helps you rejoin the community of nature. And while most books on totems focus on animals, Nature Spirituality from the Ground Up helps you work with interconnected ecosystems of totems: plants, fungi, minerals, waterways, landforms, and more.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1999
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Book
Author : Dr Efrat Eizenberg
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2013-02-28
ISBN : 1409472671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Little-known, and hidden between skyscrapers and wide avenues, some 650 community gardens dot New York City. Set within one of the densest and most expensive real estate markets, these gardens are attended by some of the least advantaged residents of the city. Urban residents use these spaces for horticulture, recreation, social gatherings, and artistic and cultural events. They manage the gardens collectively and with relative independence from top-down control. Despite continuous threats from market forces the gardens have been able to thrive as significant community spaces since the 1970s. This book shows how, in the process of attempting to protect these highly contested spaces, residents developed as community leaders and urban activists. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to follow the political development of urban residents, the book examines how everyday spatial practices, social interactions, the production of alternative urban space, and the generation of new urban knowledge render community gardeners into important social actors in the urban scene. The book argues that with this process of production of space a new type of ‘organic resident’ evolves. These urbanites constantly engage with their urban environment, find ways to make the city more supportive for their collective needs, and produce the city in their own image. Community gardeners as organic residents claim their right to the city, act to materialize their vision of the city, and utilize the special potential of the locale to constitute themselves as powerful social actors on the urban scene.

Fair Trade from the Ground Up

Fair Trade from the Ground Up Book
Author : April Linton
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2012-09-01
ISBN : 029580419X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fair Trade promises to raise living standards in developing countries through: - worldwide minimum prices for commodities - support for democratically governed cooperatives - requirement of minimum wages and safety standards for workers - training to help producers improved quality and develop business skills - encouragement of eco-friendly practices - third-party certification In contrast to the free trade status quo, Fair Trade relies on informed consumers to choose more direct supply chains that minimize the role of middlemen, offering economic justice and social change as a viable and sustainable alternative to charity. But does it work? Fair Trade from the Ground Up documents achievements at both the producer and the consumer ends of commodity chains and assesses prospects for future growth. From Guatemalan coffee farmers to student activists on U.S. college campuses, the stories of individuals inform April Linton's analysis. Drawing on studies by social scientists and economists, as well as on new case studies, she provides balanced answers to hard questions: How can large institutions be persuaded to commit to using Fair Trade suppliers? Does ethical consumerism work? Are the "social premiums" that are built into Fair Trade prices really being used for community projects? Will Fair Trade market growth reach the scale of organics or green products? This book meets a long-felt need among economic-justice activists, consumer groups, and academics for a reliable qualitative and quantitative overview of achievements of the Fair Trade movement.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Book
Author : Helena Norberg-Hodge,Peter Goering,John Page,International Society for Ecology and Culture
Publisher : Zed Books
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9781856499941
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Modern industrial agriculture is in crisis. In our obsession with 'efficiency' and short-term profit, we are losing all real connection with the natural world. As a result, the dream of global abundance promised by the introduction of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and hybrid seeds is becoming a nightmare of health risks, degraded land and ailing communities. The way we produce our food is destructive and quite simply unsustainable. From the Ground Up: Rethinking Industrial Agriculture sets the decline of agriculture within the broader context of industrialisation as a whole, and explores some of the fundamental principles which underlie the 'growth-at-any-cost' thinking of modern society. At the same time, it documents the growing public distrust of conventional agricultural practices, and highlights some of the most promising alternatives leading to more sane, environmentally healthy ways of producing food. This book is a valuable reference for those concerned with the future of agriculture - in the industrialised countries as well as in the South, where agricultural development continues to be modelled on the industrial ideal.

The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience

The Rough Guide to Shopping with a Conscience Book
Author : Duncan Clark,Richie Unterberger
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Addresses the impact of shopping habits on the planet, examining the goods that we buy and use everyday in terms of company policies and practices, fair trade, working conditions, and free-market globalization.

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Book
Author : Goodwin B. Steinberg,Susan Wolfe
Publisher : Stanford University Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780804745291
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The renowned architect surveys the architectural underpinnings and modern design flavors of America's high tech capital--Silicon Valley--capturing not only the corporate world, but also public buildings, churches, hotels, community centers, museums, and private homes. (Fine Arts)

The Struggle for Iraq

The Struggle for Iraq Book
Author : Thomas M. Renahan
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2017-06
ISBN : 1612349242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Struggle for Iraq is a vivid personal account of the Iraqi people's fight for democracy and justice by an American political scientist. Thomas M. Renahan arrived in southern Iraq just three days before the capture of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Later he worked in Baghdad through the dark days of the country's sectarian violence and then in Iraqi Kurdistan. One of the few Americans to serve in all three major regions of Iraq, he spearheaded projects to develop democratic institutions, promote democracy and elections, and fight corruption. With inside accounts of two USAID projects and of a Kurdish government ministry, this engrossing and cautionary story highlights efforts to turn Baathist Iraq into a democratic country. Renahan examines the challenges faced by the Iraqi people and international development staff during this turbulent time, revealing both their successes and frustrations. Drawing on his on-the-ground civilian perspective, Renahan recounts how expatriate staff handled the hardships and dangers as well as the elaborate security required to protect them, how Iraqi staff coped with the personal security risks of working for Coalition organizations, and the street-level mayhem and violence, including the assassinations of close Iraqi friends. Although Iraq remains in crisis, it has largely defeated the ISIS terrorists who seized much of the country in 2014. Renahan emphasizes, however, that reconciliation is still the end game in Iraq. In the concluding chapters he explains how the United States can support this process and help resolve the complex problems between the Iraqi government and the independence-minded Kurds, offering hope for the future.

Toward a Zero Energy Home

Toward a Zero Energy Home Book
Author : David Johnston,Scott Gibson
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781600851438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The authors of "Green from the Ground Up" explore the design and construction of self-sufficient houses. With unequaled knowledge and a passion for the subject, the authors walk readers through the process of building and living in a truly green home.

Character Design from the Ground Up

Character Design from the Ground Up Book
Author : Kevin Crossley
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2014-10-06
ISBN : 178157183X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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All stories have characters, and whether its a film, game, book, or comic, all characters need to be designed. Character design has become a distinct discipline in the entertainment industry, and character designers are employed by film and game companies across the globe to bring life to scripts and ideas. In this book, illustrator and character designer Kevin Crossley provides a complete overview of character design. Starting with the basics of materials, equipment, and sofware, Kevin will explain the processes professional character designers follow to develop characters for publishing, games, and film. From ideas and thumbnails, anatomy and reference, through effective drawing, 3D mock-ups and full turnarounds, Kev explains how a character designer works to achieve professional results.

Nature of the City

Nature of the City Book
Author : Tom Armour,Andrew Tempany
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-06-01
ISBN : 1000033775
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a practical guide to delivering green infrastructure from the ground up and bringing nature in to the built environment. Exploring the process of delivery through an array of design approaches and case studies, it demystifies the concept and provides the tools for practical implementation - highlighting the challenges and opportunities on both small and large projects.

Bulletin

Bulletin Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1901
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Green Building Bottom Line GreenSource Books Green Source

The Green Building Bottom Line  GreenSource Books  Green Source  Book
Author : Martin Melaver,Phyllis Mueller
Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
Release : 2008-12-01
ISBN : 0071599223
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What are the real costs and real benefits of building green? As any builder knows, cost estimation and reality are often two very different things. The Green Building Bottom Line makes the case for green building by providing the insights and data that demonstrate the true costs and benefits of building green. It's a “why to” and a “how to” that explores everything from the ground up. The Green Building Bottom Line puts an entire development team at the table to better understand both the issues encountered and what's behind the perceived price premium for building green. This candid and transparent account explores every aspect of green development on groundbreaking projects, from the nation's first all-retail LEED core and shell project to an innovative multitenanted LEED-Existing Buildings office project, to a mixed-use hotel-retail-condo project in a transitional urban market. The authors focus on such issues as values, culture, life-cycle costs, insurance, financing, coordinating a team, marketing, and negotiating leases. Includes: Detailed case studies of green-building projects, start to finish Information on financial, legal, and operational aspects of the job The real-world costs of green building-not unrealistic estimates A behind-the-scenes look at the LEED building process Unique insight from those who have actually done the work The Green Building Bottom Line covers: • Economical and ecological benefits • Auditing sustainability in existing buildings • Financial benefits of green tenancy • Loan analysis • Insurance underwriting • Expense reduction • Writing a green lease • Converting an existing building • Green retail • Brokering sustainability • Marketing • HR practices and processes

From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up Book
Author : Mike Irwin
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Aviation from the Ground Up

Aviation from the Ground Up Book
Author : Gardener Burnell Manly
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1942
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Aviation from the Ground Up book written by Gardener Burnell Manly, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.