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Green Roof Retrofit: Building Urban Resilience

by Sara J. Wilkinson Tim Dixon

A deep understanding of the implications of green roof retrofit is required amongst students and practitioners to make the decisions and take the actions needed to mitigate climate changes. Green Roof Retrofit: building urban resilience illustrates the processes undertaken to develop this new knowledge and thereby embed a deeper level of understanding in readers.Illustrative case studies and exemplars are drawn from countries outside of the core researched areas to demonstrate the application of the knowledge more broadly. Examples are used from the Americas (North and South and Canada), Oceania, Asia and other European countries.The book describes the multiple criteria which inform decision making and how this provides a way forward for making better decisions about green roof retrofit in different countries and climates.

Expressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music: Structure and Meaning in His Werther Quartet

by Peter H. Smith

"This book is a substantial and timely contribution to Brahms studies. Its strategy is to focus on a single critical work, the C-Minor Piano Quartet, analyzing and interpreting it in great detail, but also using it as a stepping-stone to connect it to other central Brahms works in order to reach a new understanding of the composer's technical language and expressive intent. It is an original and worthy contribution on the music of a major composer." --Patrick McCrelessExpressive Forms in Brahms's Instrumental Music integrates a wide variety of analytical methods into a broader study of theoretical approaches, using a single work by Brahms as a case study. On the basis of his findings, Smith considers how Brahms's approach in this piano quartet informs analyses of similar works by Brahms as well as by Beethoven and Mozart.Musical Meaning and Interpretation--Robert S. Hatten, editor

Making a Good Life: An Ethnography of Nature, Ethics, and Reproduction

by Katharine Dow

Making a Good Life takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and reproduction, fears about environmental degradation, and the rise of the biotechnology industry, Katharine Dow delves into the reproductive ethics of those who do not have a personal stake in assisted reproductive technologies, but who are building lives inspired and influenced by environmentalism and concerns about the natural world's future.Moving away from experiences of infertility treatments tied to the clinic and laboratory, Dow instead explores reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies as topics of public concern and debate, and she examines how people living in a coastal village in rural Scotland make ethical decisions and judgments about these matters. In particular, Dow engages with people's ideas about nature and naturalness, and how these relate to views about parenting and building stable environments for future generations. Taking into account the ways daily responsibilities and commitments are balanced with moral values, Dow suggests there is still much to uncover about reproductive ethics. Analyzing how ideas about reproduction intersect with wider ethical struggles, Making a Good Life offers a new approach to researching, thinking, and writing about nature, ethics, and reproduction.

Banner of the Damned

by Sherwood Smith

Standalone novel of Sherwood Smith's epic fantasy Sartorias-deles universe * follow-up to acclaimed military fantasy Inda series * courtly politics, vast worldbuilding, and diverse characters"Smith should rank high on any list of military writers.... A first-rate author boldly at play." --SF Signal Emras is the most diligent of students, and she wants nothing more than to become royal scribe for the intelligent and beautiful Princess Lasva. And Emras gets her wish. But life becomes complicated in ways she could never have foreseen. For though Emras adores the princess, she has been charged with a secret mission for the queen: to search her new home for signs of the evil magical influence of Norsunder--a kingdom once thought legendary, but now known to be real. Emras knows nothing of magic, but finds a knowledgeable and willing tutor in the barbaric land of Marloven Hesea. Was the queen right? Is there a connection between Norsunder and Marloven Hesea? And if Emras was acting on orders from her queen, why is she now on trial?From the Paperback edition.

The Cat Who Went Up the Creek

by Lilian Jackson Braun

Jim Qwilleran is enjoying his stay at the Nutcracker Inn in Black Creek. His two Siamese, Koko and Yum Yum, don't seem quite as pleased with the accommodations ...though Koko does enjoy keeping a keen eye on the squirrels and other local wildlife. Then, while Koko's eagerly watching some jumping trout, he spots something else: a body, floating downstream. When it's revealed that the victim was a guest at the inn--and had nuggets of gold hidden in his shoes--Qwill dives into the case. And if he and the cats don't solve it soon, they're going to be up the creek without a paddle...

Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted: And all the Brilliant Minds Who Made The Mary Tyler Moore Show a Classic

by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong

"Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's deft weave of social history and sharp entertainment reporting explains how [The Mary Tyler Moore Show] made the world safe for Lena Dunham" (Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls)--the making of a classic and groundbreaking TV show, as experienced by its producers, writers, and cast.When writer-producers James L. Brooks and Allan Burns dreamed up an edgy show about a divorced woman with a career, the CBS executives they pitched replied: "American audiences won't tolerate divorce in a series' lead any more than they will tolerate Jews, people with mustaches, and people who live in New York."Forty years later, The Mary Tyler Moore Show is one of the most beloved and recognizable television shows of all time. It was an inspiration to a generation of women who wanted to have it all in an era when everything seemed possible. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong's Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted tells the stories behind the making of this popular classic, introducing the groundbreaking female writers who lent real-life stories to their TV scripts; the men who created the indelible characters; the lone woman network executive who cast the legendary ensemble--and advocated for this provocative show--and the colorful cast of actors who made it all work. James L. Brooks, Grant Tinker, Allan Burns, Valerie Harper, Cloris Leachman, Betty White, Gavin MacLeod, Ed Asner, Ted Knight, Georgia Engel--they all came together to make a show that changed women's lives and television itself. Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted is the tale of how they did it.

Moon Called

by Patricia Briggs

Mercy Thompson's life is not exactly normal. Her next-door neighbor is a werewolf. Her former boss is a gremlin. And she's fixing a VW bus for a vampire. But then, Mercy isn't exactly normal herself.From the Paperback edition.

The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis

by Jeremy Rifkin

"One of the leading big-picture thinkers of our day" (Utne Reader) delivers his boldest work in this erudite, tough-minded, and far-reaching manifesto. Never has the world seemed so completely united-in the form of communication, commerce, and culture-and so savagely torn apart-in the form of war, financial meltdown, global warming, and even the migration of diseases. No matter how much we put our minds to the task of meeting the challenges of a rapidly globalizing world, the human race seems to continually come up short, unable to muster the collective mental resources to truly "think globally and act locally." In his most ambitious book to date, bestselling social critic Jeremy Rifkin shows that this disconnect between our vision for the world and our ability to realize that vision lies in the current state of human consciousness. The very way our brains are structured disposes us to a way of feeling, thinking, and acting in the world that is no longer entirely relevant to the new environments we have created for ourselves. The human-made environment is rapidly morphing into a global space, yet our existing modes of consciousness are structured for earlier eras of history, which are just as quickly fading away. Humanity, Rifkin argues, finds itself on the cusp of its greatest experiment to date: refashioning human consciousness so that human beings can mutually live and flourish in the new globalizing society. In essence, this shift in consciousness is based upon reaching out to others. But to resist this change in human relations and modes of thinking, Rifkin contends, would spell ineptness and disaster in facing the new challenges around us. As the forces of globalization accelerate, deepen, and become ever more complex, the older faith-based and rational forms of consciousness are likely to become stressed, and even dangerous, as they attempt to navigate a world increasingly beyond their reach and control. Indeed, the emergence of this empathetic consciousness has implications for the future that will likely be as profound and far-reaching as when Enlightenment philosophers upended faith-based consciousness with the canon of reason.

Anthem

by Ayn Rand Leonard Peikoff

Ayn Rand's classic tale of a dystopian future of the great "We"--a world that deprives individuals of a name or independence--that anticipates her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.He lived in the dark ages of the future. In a loveless world, he dared to fall in love. In an age that had lost all trace of science and civilization, he had the courage to seek and find knowledge. But these were not the crimes for which he would be hunted. He was marked for death because he had committed the unpardonable sin: standing out from the mindless human herd. This seventy-fifth anniversary edition of Anthem, celebrating the controversial and enduring legacy of its author, features an introduction by Rand's literary executor, Leonard Piekoff, which includes excerpts from documents by Ayn Rand--letters, interviews, and journal notes in which she discusses Anthem. This volume also includes a complete reproduction of the original British edition with Ayn Rand's handwritten editorial changes and a Reader's Guide to her writings and philosophy.From the Paperback edition.

The Dead Girls' Dance: The Morganville Vampires, Book II

by Rachel Caine

Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose.Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.

Glass Houses: The Morganville Vampires, Book I

by Rachel Caine

College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the school's social scene: somewhere less than zero.When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life. But they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.

Abby Cooper: Psychic Eye: A Psychic Eye Mystery

by Victoria Laurie

Abby Cooper is a P.I., psychic intuitive. But her insight failed her when she didn't foresee the death of one of her clients-or that the lead investigator for the case is the gorgeous blind date she just met. Now, with the police suspicious of her abilities and a killer on the loose, Abby's future looks more uncertain than ever.

Mosquitoland

by David Arnold

"Top-notch" --USA Today "Illuminating" --Washington Post "A breath of fresh air" --Entertainment Weekly "Memorable" --People I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange. After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the "wastelands" of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane. Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking.From the Hardcover edition.

Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850--1930

by Staffan Müller-Wille Christina Brandt

This book examines the wide range of scientific and social arenas in which the concept of inheritance gained relevance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although genetics emerged as a scientific discipline during this period, the idea of inheritance also played a role in a variety of medical, agricultural, industrial, and political contexts. The book, which follows an earlier collection, Heredity Produced (covering the period 1500 to 1870), addresses heredity in national debates over identity, kinship, and reproduction; biopolitical conceptions of heredity, degeneration, and gender; agro-industrial contexts for newly emerging genetic rationality; heredity and medical research; and the genealogical constructs and experimental systems of genetics that turned heredity into a representable and manipulable object. Taken together, the essays in Heredity Explored show that a history of heredity includes much more than the history of genetics, and that knowledge of heredity was always more than the knowledge formulated as Mendelism. It was the broader public discourse of heredity in all its contexts that made modern genetics possible.ContributorsCaroline Arni, Christophe Bonneuil, Christina Brandt, Luis Campos, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Bernd Gausemeier, Jean Gayon, Veronika Lipphardt, Ilana Löwy, J. Andrew Mendelsohn, Staffan Müller-Wille, Diane B. Paul, Theodore M. Porter, Alain Pottage, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger, Marsha L. Richmond, Helga Satzinger, Judy Johns Schloegel, Alexander von Schwerin, Hamish G. Spencer, Ulrike Vedder

Having It All: Coming To America From Mexico-- 1920

by M. J. Cosson

Pepa comes with her family from Mexico to find a better life in America, but first struggles through cold winters in the Midwest, working as a migrant field worker.

Allan's Wife

by H. Rider Haggard

Henry Rider Haggard was a British Victorian writer known for his adventure novels set is exotic places. His writings are sympathetic to the natives. <P> <P> He often portrayed Africans as heroic in his stories even though the main characters are usually European. Allan's Wife is part of the Allan Quartermain series. Alan Quartermain was the main character in the novel King Solomon's Mines. He also appears in several sequels including Marie and the novel She which paired Quartermain with another Haggard character favorite Ayesha. . Quartermain was a progressive Victorian. He was a big game hunter in Africa who championed the cause of the natives.

All Roads Lead to Calvary

by Jerome K. Jerome

All Roads Lead to Calvary is a 1919 novel by the British writer Jerome K. Jerome. It was one of the last works written by Jerome, better known for his Three Men in a Boat, and shows the influence of the First World War on him. <P> <P> It is a Bildungsroman in which a Cambridge University educated woman Joan Allway becomes a journalist and then a wartime ambulance driver. She encounters various different people, gaining new experiences and confronting many of the moral issues of the day.

All for Love; Or, The World Well Lost: A Tragedy

by John Dryden

All for Love or, the World Well Lost, is a heroic drama by John Dryden written in 1677. Today, it is Dryden's best-known and most performed play. <P> <P> It is a tragedy written in blank verse and is an attempt on Dryden's part to reinvigorate serious drama. It is an acknowledged imitation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, and focuses on the last hours of the lives of its hero and heroine.

Alice of Old Vincennes

by Maurice Thompson

Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution Alice of Old Vincennes is the story of the orphan girl Alice Roussillon. In 1778 the French outpost of Vincennes, Indiana revolts against the British and swears allegiance to the American cause. <P> <P> Hoisting her hand-made American flag over the fort Alice provides the rallying symbol of the cause of liberty. The handsome Virginian Lt. Fitzhugh Beverly proves to be both a noble companion in arms as well as of the heart. When the British retake Vincennes the rallying cry Viva la banniere d'Alice Roussillon is heard throughout the land. The true battle for liberty and love has begun.

Allan Quatermain

by H. Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard was a writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. <P> <P> His stories, situated at the lighter end of Victorian literature, continue to be popular and influential. Allan Quatermain is the protagonist of H. Rider Haggard's 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines and its sequels. In King Solomon's Mines, Haggard introduces the reader to Allan Quatermain, now one of the most famous literary adventure characters. Second in the series, this book, Allan Quatermain, continues the story of this daring man and chronicles in first person (and through correspondence from some of his fictitious companions) his adventures in Africa. Thought to be one of the fictional characters upon which another such person, Indiana Jones, is based, Quatermain is nevertheless a humble man. By his own definition, he is an . " . . 'Adventurer' -- he that goes out to meet whatever may come. Well, that is what we all do in the world one way or another . . . "

Ceramic Membranes: New Opportunities and Practical Applications

by Gadi Rothenberg Vitaly Gitis

Written by two internationally renowned authors in the sciences and engineering to ensure a multidisciplinary approach, this is the essential textbook on a growing field that is increasingly finding industrial applications. Following an introduction to ceramic membranes, the text goes on to treat the fundamentals of membrane separation, followed by an overview of characterization techniques, applications, and the economics. Each chapter ends with qualitative and quantitative exercises, as well as around 150 literature references. An accompanying website features solutions to selected exercises, as well as PowerPoint slides of all of the figures in the book, and a full list of all references complete with their DOIs. Since membrane processes are usually taught either at the end of the undergraduate degree or during graduate studies, this textbook is aimed at both senior undergraduates and graduate researchers.

Comprehensive Analysis of Parasite Biology: From Metabolism to Drug Discovery

by Paul M. Selzer Sylke Müller Ovidiu Radulescu Rachel Cerdan

This most recent volume in the series on Drug Discovery in Infectious Diseases focusses on the use of metabolic analysis of protozoic parasites for rational drug discovery design. Covering all classes of parasites, this ready reference covers such methodologies as virtual compound, high throughput, and cellular screening, as well as computer-assisted and structure-based drug design, and pathway modelling. Furthermore, several chapters focus on the latest technologies increasingly being used to dissect metabolic pathways and cellular processes, while enzymatic drug targets for which structural, knock out and inhibitor data are available are also included as well as recent antiparasitic agents targeting particular pathways serving as lead compounds for further drug development. With its real-life success stories, this is a must-have for all professionals dealing with drug discovery in parasitology.

Samsung Gear S2 For Dummies

by Eric Butow

This book documents all the features and capabilities of Samsung Galaxy Gear S2 device, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is intimidated by the technology and baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the watch. All aspects of the suite of devices are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the watch features and capabilities: texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, downloading apps, synching with an Android device, and expanding the watches potential with new software releases. The accessible and fun writing style provides clear direction and doesn't hinder the book's important content and coverage. Readers will keep this book close by, referring to it often as they explore the features of their new Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Smartwatch.

Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year For Dummies

by Scott Lancaster Stefan Korn Eric Mooij Sharon Perkins

Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year is a comprehensive and practical guide to For Dummies dad hood, with advice on topics ranging from conception to looking after your baby, connecting with your little one and helping your child develop and grow. Know what to expect during pregnancy and birth -- be prepared as your baby grows and enters the world Prepare for a baby in the house -- find out the essential gear you'll need Keep baby safe and sound -- tips on how to baby proof your home and keep junior safe Be a hands-on dad - learn practical solutions to common parenting challenges Be a stay-at-home-dad -- discover how to combine being primary care-giver for your child with paid work Choose the right school for your child -- examine the education choices available and what's best for your little one

The Greening of Pharmaceutical Engineering, Theories and Solutions

by Gary M. Zatzman Jaan S. Islam M. R. Islam M. A. Mughal M. Safiur Rahman

This is the second volume in a four-volume series aimed at guiding the pharmaceutical industry toward sustainability. After analyzing and exposing some of the backward and ill-conceived notions that guide the present state of the industry, this volume presents key theories and new, groundbreaking solutions for re-thinking the processes involved in the engineering of pharmaceuticals and offers a fundamental paradigm shift.The 4 volumes in this ambitious project are: * Volume 1: Practice, Analysis, and Methodology * Volume 2: Theories and Solutions * Volume 3: Applications for Mental Disorder Treatments * Volume 4: Applications for Physical Disorder TreatmentsThis ground-breaking set of books is a unique and state-of-the-art study that only appears here, within these pages. A fascinating study for the engineer, scientist, and pharmacist working in the pharmaceutical industry and interested in sustainability, it is also a valuable textbook for students and faculty studying these subjects.

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