Shaping Seattle Architecture

Autor: Jeffrey Karl Ochsner
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295806893
File Size: 18,23 MB
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The first edition of Shaping Seattle Architecture, published in 1994, introduced readers to Seattle�s architects by showcasing the work of those who were instrumental in creating the region�s built environment. Twenty years later, the second edition updates and expands the original with new information and illustrations that provide an even richer exploration of Seattle architecture. The book begins with a revised introduction that brings the story of Seattle architecture into the twenty-first century and situates developments in Seattle building design within local and global contexts. The book�s fifty-four essays present richly illustrated profiles that describe the architects' careers, provide an overview of their major works, and explore their significance. Shaping Seattle Architecture celebrates a wide range of people who helped form the region's built environment. It provides updated information about many of the architects and firms profiled in the first edition. Four individuals newly included in this second edition are Edwin J. Ivey, a leading residential designer; Fred Bassetti, an important contributor to Northwest regional modernism; L. Jane Hastings, one of the region�s foremost women in architecture; and Richard Haag, founder of the landscape architecture program at the University of Washington and designer of Gas Works Park and the Bloedel Reserve. The book also includes essays on the buildings of the Coast Salish people, who inhabited Puget Sound prior to Euro-American settlement; the role that architects played in speculative housing developments before and after World War II; and the vernacular architecture built by nonprofessionals that makes up a portion of the fabric of the city. Shaping Seattle Architecture concludes with a substantial reference section, updated to reflect the last twenty years of research and publications. A locations appendix offers a geographic guide to surviving works. The research section directs interested readers to further resources, and the appendix �Additional Significant Seattle Architects� provides thumbnail sketches of nearly 250 important figures not included in the main text.

Dreamer Of Dune

Autor: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765306470
File Size: 24,80 MB
Format: PDF
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A biography of the science fiction writer, presented by his son, describes Herbert's childhood in Tacoma, Washington, his early years as a reporter and editor, his military service, and his struggles to become published.

Monsters Of Men

Autor: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763652113
File Size: 75,75 MB
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As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions, questioning all they have ever known as they try to step back from the darkness and find the best way to achieve peace.

Women In Chains

Autor: Venetria K. Patton
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791443439
File Size: 49,91 MB
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Traces the connection between slavery and the way in which black women fiction writers depict female characters and address gender issues, particularly maternity.

Business Unintelligence

Autor: Dr. Barry Devlin
Publisher: Technics Publications
ISBN: 1634620321
File Size: 67,47 MB
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Business intelligence (BI) used to be so simple—in theory anyway. Integrate and copy data from your transactional systems into a specialized relational database, apply BI reporting and query tools and add business users. Job done. No longer. Analytics, big data and an array of diverse technologies have changed everything. More importantly, business is insisting on ever more value, ever faster from information and from IT in general. An emerging biz-tech ecosystem demands that business and IT work together. Business unIntelligence reflects the new reality that in today’s socially complex and rapidly changing world, business decisions must be based on a combination of rational and intuitive thinking. Integrating cues from diverse information sources and tacit knowledge, decision makers create unique meaning to innovate heuristically at the speed of thought. This book provides a wealth of new models that business and IT can use together to design support systems for tomorrow’s successful organizations. Dr. Barry Devlin, one of the earliest proponents of data warehousing, goes back to basics to explore how the modern trinity of information, process and people must be reinvented and restructured to deliver the value, insight and innovation required by modern businesses. From here, he develops a series of novel architectural models that provide a new foundation for holistic information use across the entire business. From discovery to analysis and from decision making to action taking, he defines a fully integrated, closed-loop business environment. Covering every aspect of business analytics, big data, collaborative working and more, this book takes over where BI ends to deliver the definitive framework for information use in the coming years. As the person who defined the conceptual framework and physical architecture for data warehousing in the 1980s, Barry Devlin has been an astute observer of the movement he initiated ever since. Now, in Business unIntelligence, Devlin provides a sweeping view of the past, present, and future of business intelligence, while delivering new conceptual and physical models for how to turn information into insights and action. Reading Devlin’s prose and vision of BI are comparable to reading Carl Sagan’s view of the cosmos. The book is truly illuminating and inspiring. --Wayne Eckerson, President, BI Leader Consulting Author, “Secrets of Analytical Leaders: Insights from Information Insiders”

Ten Tips For Parenting The Smartphone Generation

Autor: Gregory L. Jantz
Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1628623713
File Size: 69,95 MB
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Children spend an average of 7 hours and 38 minutes a day on digital media, plugged in and glued to screens, according to recent studies. That's 5.5 hours over the recommended limit, often leading to poor school performance, behavioral problems, neck pain, and much more. With Dr. Gregory Jantz's Ten Tips For Parenting The Smartphone Generation learn to avoid the negative consequences and enjoy watching your child gain the most out of technology. Smartphones. Computers. Tablets. One of the biggest challenges for parents is balancing the advantages of cutting-edge technology and endless information with the dangers of unlimited exposure. From practical tips on setting good examples for your child to ways of wisely monitoring what they see and do with technology, Dr. Gregory Jantz packs Bible-based ideas and solid research in a 112-page guide to help you protect your children as they learn to interact with media and technology. In this easy-to-understand guide, you will gain the confidence to— Set a good example in regulating screen time, increasing quality family time Establish positive and educational uses of technology Set boundaries and parent controls to protect your children from bad habits, cyber-bullies, and online predators and more! 3 Key Features of Ten Tips For Parenting The Smartphone Generation Based on years of time-tested practice and decades of helping those suffering with anxiety, Dr. Gregory Jantz shares his seven effective answers in this 112-page guide. 1. Easy-to-Read Practical Advice Enjoy getting practical and effective tips on teaching your children to manage media that you can start applying now. Includes— Setting Your Own Boundaries and Standards—Children learn by example and take after your personal habits Tracking & Monitoring Your Child's Phone & Internet Use—Many parents feel uncomfortable "spying" on their children, but protecting them is your first priority Encouraging Scriptures for Support—Enjoy being strengthened by the Word and the Lord who provides everything you need to raise your child up in his ways and more! 2. Covers the Key Topics on Parenting in the Age of Technology Enjoy having the major elements of raising boys into followers of Christ in one booklet! Includes— Practice What You Preach—Set your own standards and boundaries for media use as an example for your children to follow Figure Out How Much Is Too Much—Learn why experts recommend a 2-hour maximum for daily media use Watch Out for the Bad—Learn practical ways to keep your children safe from adult content, cyber-bullying, online predators, and more Look Inside, Not Just Outside—Connect with your child on a deeper level as you gain insight on why and how they use technology and much more! 3. Based on Solid Research and Biblical Advice Answers common questions such as— What are the health risks for excessive technology use? What are the signs of technology addiction? What does the Bible teach about parenting by example? and much more!

Multiple Nationality And International Law

Autor: Alfred Michael Boll
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004148388
File Size: 70,34 MB
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This book is a comprehensive overview of multiple nationality in international law, and contains a survey of current State practice covering over 75 countries. It examines the topic in light of the historical treatment of multiple nationality by States, international bodies and commentators, setting out the general trends in international law and relations that have influenced nationality. While the book's purpose is not to debate the merits of multiple nationality, but to present actual state practice, it does survey arguments for and against multiple nationality, and considers States' motivations in adopting a particular attitude toward the topic. As a reference work, the volume includes a detailed examination of the nature of nationality under international law and the concepts of nationality and citizenship under municipal law. The survey of State practice also constitutes a valuable resource for practitioners.

Love And Trouble

Autor: Claire Dederer
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101946512
File Size: 20,38 MB
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At mid-life, Claire Dederer developed a sudden yearning for jailbreak. In this exuberant memoir, she reflects on two periods in her life uncannily similar in their emotional intensity: her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of unruly and mysterious new hungers, and her recollections of herself as a teenager. Blazingly intelligent, wickedly funny, and piercingly honest, in Love and Trouble Dederer captures the perils and pleasures of girlhood, womanhood, and life itself.