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ix, 166 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: (Re)Thinking about Everyday Life and Activism Theorizing the Familiar: Practices and Places Researching Practices, Places and Representations: Methodologies and Methods Beyond Doing the Dishes: Putting Kitchen Practices in Place Making the Sensory Home: Laundry Routes and Energy Flows Tracing Neighbourhood Flows: Making a Garden Place (Re)Making Towns: Sustainable Activist Places, Practices and Representations The Digital Places of Everyday Life: Thinking about Activism and the Internet Conclusions: Sustainable Places, Activist Practices and Everyday Life.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857020574 20160608
The study of everyday life is fundamental to our understanding of modern society. This agenda-setting book provides a coherent, interdisciplinary way to engage with everyday activities and environments. Arguing for an innovative, ethnographic approach, it uses detailed examples, based in real world and digital research, to bring its theories to life. The book focuses on the sensory, embodied, mobile and mediated elements of practice and place as a route to understanding wider issues. By doing so, it convincingly outlines a robust theoretical and methodological approach to understanding contemporary everyday life and activism. A fresh, timely book, this is an excellent resource for students and researchers of everyday life, activism and sustainability across the social sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857020574 20160608
Green Library
Book
xiii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Why do soldiers fight? What keeps them going? What compels them to face death when their long-time comrades have fallen around them? Strangers in Arms addresses these questions in a groundbreaking study of the behaviour, morale, and motivations of Canadian infantrymen on the front lines of the Second World War. Canada's army has long faced intense criticism for its combat performance during the war, and Canada's official history has presented Canadian soldiers as deficient, inexperienced, and unprepared in comparison with their enemies. Questioning entrenched views, Robert Engen explores a trove of contemporaneous documents to create a remarkable new portrait of Canadians at war. Rather than the popular "band of brothers" image of soldier cohesion in battle, he finds staggering casualty rates and personnel turmoil that left Canadian infantrymen often working with and fighting beside men they hardly knew. Yet these strangers in arms continued to fight - effectively and in good spirits - against a tenacious and deadly enemy, triumphing in the face of heartrending loss and sacrifice. Challenging old narratives about the Canadian soldier and supported by cutting-edge empirical and qualitative research, Strangers in Arms crafts a new understanding of what happens at the sharp end of battle.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773547254 20160704
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxi, 317 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
The main purpose and theme of The Air Battles of 1940 Over France and Britain is to show how realistic assessments of strengths and losses of both sides are an absolute necessity for commanders in addition to their understanding of the principles of war, the assets and limitations of air power, and their comprehension of production, supply, and sustainability. This consequential work by a pioneer aviation historian fills a significant lacuna in the story of the defeat of France in May-June 1940 and more fully explains the Battle of Britain of July-October of that year and the influence it had on the Luftwaffe in the 1941 invasion of the USSR. Robin Higham approaches the subject by sketching the story and status of the three air forces?the Armee de l'Air, the Luftwaffe, and the Royal Air Force?their organization and preparation for their battles. He then dissects the the campaigns, their losses and replacement policies and abilities. He paints the struggles of France and Britain from both the background provided by his recent Two Roads to War: From Versailles to Dunkirk (NIP, 2012) and from the details of losses tabulated by After the Battle's The Battle of Britain (1982, 2nd ed.) and Peter Cornwell's The Battle of France Then and Now (2007), as well as in Paul Martin's Invisible Vainqueurs (1990) and from the Luftwaffe summaries in the British National Archives Cabinet papers. One important finding is that the consumption and wastage was not nearly as high as claimed. The three air forces actually shot down only 19 percent of the number claimed. In the RAF case, in the summer of 1940, 44 percent of those shot down were readily repairable thanks to the salvage and repair organizations. This contrasted with the much lower 8 percent for the Germans and zero for the French. Brave as the aircrews may have been, the inescapable conclusion is that awareness of consumption, wastage, and sustainability were intimately connected to survival.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612511115 20160609
Green Library
Book
187, [4] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
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296 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
Book
xvi, 264 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Introduction Abel Manufacturing Company - to - Robert Axlander-- Bachelor Club - to - Roxie Byrd-- Barden Calloway - to - John Crowe-- Daphne Confectionary - to - Lemon H. Dunn-- Tilatha East - to - Mary Euriga-- Ethel Failing - to - Emma Fyfe-- James H. Gallian - to - Flora G. Gulick-- Joseph A. Haddox - to - Frances Hughes-- Josephine Ice - to - Abe Issac-- Mary Jackman - to - William R. Joyce-- Albert Kaeling - to - Lillian Kuhn-- Minnie Mayme Lacy - to - Lena B. Lyda-- Albert McBride - to - Ernestine Myers Dancing Academy-- Agnes Nairn - to - North Baltimore Bottle Glass Company-- Harry E. Oaf - to - James Osler-- Mabel P. Paine - to - Arvella Pushback-- The Quality Shop - to - Jacob Ryan-- St. Joseph's Academy - to - Marcella Swim-- Elmer E. Talbott - to - Alice Twadell-- Jacob Umble - to - Alm Utz-- Ohmer D. Vance - to - Robert T. Vrydagh-- Clarence W. Wagner - to - John Wright-- Ivan Yates - to - George A. Zwerner.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253221292 20160528
They lived 'green' out of necessity - walking to work, repairing everything from worn shoes to wristwatches, recycling milk bottles and packing containers. Music was largely heard live and most residential streets had shade trees. The nearby Wabash River - a repeated subject of story and song - transported Sunday picnickers to public parks. In the form of an old-fashioned city directory, "An American Hometown" celebrates a bygone American era, focusing on life in 1920s Terre Haute, Indiana. With artfully drawn biographical sketches and generously illustrated histories, noted musician, historian, and storyteller Tom Roznowski not only evokes a beauty worth remembering, but also brings to light just how many of our modern ideas of sustainable living are deeply rooted in the American tradition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253221292 20160528
Green Library
Book
143 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
229 p. : col. ill., plans ; 25 cm
"Est-il possible d'imaginer, devant un avenir incertain, que demain la ville soit à la fois plus belle, plus pratique et plus économe à vivre, tout en étant plus durable? C'est le défi qu'a lancé la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale en 2007. Originalité: l'appel à projets "Bâtiments exemplaires (Batex)" s'adresse à tous ceux qui désirent construire ou rénover à Bruxelles. Il s'agit de profiter de chaque projet, petit ou grand, privé ou public, pour diffuser les pratiques d'éco-construction et reconstruire différemment la ville, bâtiment par bâtiment. À l'occasion de la 5e édition de l'Appel, Bruxelles Environnement propose un arrêt sur images où les projets lauréats se racontent... Bernard Deprez est ingénieur architecte et professeur à la faculté d'architecture de l'Université libre de Bruxelles."--P. [4] of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource ([89] p.) : col. ill.
Book
viii, 164 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface. List of Illustrations. 1. Introduction. 2. Nature, Architecture and Environmental Inquiry. 3. Context: the Regional Dimension. 4. Comfort and Climate in the Selective Environment. 5. Typology in Environmental Design. 6. Generic Models for Selective Design. 7. Case Studies for Selective Design. Case Study One: Apicorp Building, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Architect DEGW. Case Study Two: The Berrill Building, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, Architect Feilden Clegg. Case Study Three: Local History Museum and Tourist Office, Kempsey, NSW, Australia, Architect: Glenn Murcutt. Case Study Four: Strawberry Vale School, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Architect: Patkau Architects. Case Study Five: Yapi Kredi Operations Centre, Gebze, Turkey, Architect: John McAslan. Case Study Six: Tjibaou Cultural Centre, Noumea, New Caledonia, Architect Renzo Piano. Case Study Seven: Eastgate Office Building, Harare, Zimbabwe, Architect: Pearce Partnership. Case Study Eight: Winery, Napanook Vineyard, Yountville, California, USA, Architect: Herzog and de Meuron. Case Study Nine: Torrent Pharmaceutical Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, Architect: Abhikram Architects and Brian Ford & Associates. 8. An Environmental Design Check List. 9. A Selective Bibliography. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780419235309 20160527
The complex art of architecture embraces all of the concerns of the world's cultures. It meets the fundamental needs for shelter from the elements, but, almost from its origins, has acquired other purposes and meanings. The Selective Environment is an approach to environmentally responsive architectural design that seeks to make connections between the technical preoccupations of architectural science, and the necessity, never more urgent than today, to sustain cultural identity at a time of rapid global, technological change. The underlying proposition is that environmental design strategy should rest upon the function of the building as a selective filter between the extremes of ambient climate and the conditions that determine human comfort. In developing this idea, the discussion ranges across themes of nature and architecture, architectural regionalism, the interpretation of comfort and climate and typology in environmental design. A range of case study buildings, including designs by Glenn Murcutt, Patkau Architects, Renzo Piano and Herzog and de Meuron, serve to relate theory to practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780419235309 20160527
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
204 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Works: Kyoto State Guest House
  • POLA Museum of Art
  • Izumi Garden
  • Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
  • Islamic Development Bank Headquarters
  • Amami Hospital
  • JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, Headquarters Building
  • China Beijing TV Station
  • Seto City Shinanodai Elementary School
  • Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
  • Osaka Bar Association Building
  • Mokuzai Kaikan
  • Sony's Osaki new building project
  • Cool City
  • National Museum of History in Vietnam
  • The Environmental Design Competition.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Video
1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Episode 1. A garden in Cairo
  • Episode 2. The village architect
  • Episode 3. Melbourne reborn
  • Episode 4. The art & science of Renzo Piano
  • Episode 5. New Orleans: the water line
  • Episode 6. Super use.
Six 30-minute chapters featuring the designers and drivers of change in the world of sustainable architecture. Each episode explores the potential of the built environment to help reverse our global climate crisis.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
Book
269 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
Book
266 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm.
Green Library
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x, 315 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Contents Figures And Tables Acknowledgements 1: Neo-Liberalism, Social Democracy And Poverty 1.1. The Legacy Of Poverty And The Promise Of Change 1.2. Disappointment And The Spectre Of Neo-Liberalism 1.3. The Ambiguities Of Post-Apartheid Policy 1.4. Social Democratic Distributional Regimes 1.5. Outline Of Our Argument 2: Poverty Amidst Affluence 2.1. The Inheritance: Poverty At The End Of Apartheid 2.2. The Ambiguous Riches Of Data 2.3. The (Probable) Rise And Fall Of Income Poverty 2.4. Alternative Measures Of Poverty And Well-Being 2.5. High (And Probably Worsening) Income Inequality 2.6. Conclusion 3: Workers, The State And Wages 3.1. Data On Earnings 3.2. Trends In Earnings 3.3. The Earnings Of Trade Unions' Members 3.4. The 'Informalisation' Of Work 3.5. State, Market And Culture In Wage-Setting 3.6. Conclusion 4. The Economic Growth Path 4.1. The Economic Inheritance 4.2. Economic Planning During The Transition To Democracy 4.3. Macroeconomic Stabilisation: From The RDP To GEAR 4.4. Contested Visions For Labour-Market Policy, Employment And Growth 4.5. Profitability And Accumulation 4.6. The Enduring Employment Crisis And Government Strategy, 2007-12 4.7. Conclusion 5. Class And Status 5.1. Poverty And Class 5.2. Continuity And Change In The Class Structure 5.3. The Upper Classes 5.4. The Lower Middle And Working Classes 5.5. The Lower Classes: The Working Poor And The Underclass 5.6. Class Differences Between The Lower Middle, Working And Lower Classes 5.7. The Contradictions Of Social Democracy In The Global South 6: Income Support Through The Welfare State 6.1. The Welfare State, Decommodification And Neoliberalism 6.2. The Expanding Size But Unchanging Shape Of The Welfare State 6.3. The Promise Of A Comprehensive System 6.4. Ideological Contestation 6.5. Conclusion 7: The Welfare State, Public Services And The 'Social Wage' 7.1. Public Education 7.2. Public Health 7.3. Municipal Services And Housing 7.4. Conclusion 8: The Capacity And Accountability Of The Democratic State 8.1. The Capacity Of The State 8.2. The Institutional Architecture Of Democracy 8.3. Voters, Elections And Party Politics 8.4. Conclusion 9: The Power Of Business And Labour 9.1. The Power Of Big 'White' Business 9.2. The Power Of 'Black' Business 9.3. The Power Of Organised Labour 9.4. Working-Class Power, Class Compromise And The Limits Of 'Neo-Liberalism' 10: The 'Rebellion Of The Poor', Social Movements And The Limits Of Insurgent Citizenship 10.1. Continuity And Change In Urban Protest 10.2. Civic Organisation At Local And National Levels 10.3. The 'New Social Movement' Organisations 10.4. Popular Support And Local Protests 10.5. Achievements And Effects 11: Conclusion 11.1. States, Markets And Poverty 11.2. The State, Development And The Constitution Of Markets 11.3. The Politics Of Reform 11.4. Class Compromise And The Contradictions Of Social Democracy In The Global South Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137452689 20160618
When South Africa finally held its first democratic elections in 1994, the country had a much higher poverty rate than in other countries at a similar level of development. This was the legacy of apartheid. Twenty years later, poverty was still widespread. Seekings and Nattrass explain why poverty has persisted in South Africa since 1994. They demonstrate who has and who has not remained poor, how public policies both mitigated and reproduced poverty, and how and why these policies were adopted. Their analysis of the South African welfare state, labour market policies and the growth path of the South African economy challenge conventional accounts that focus only on 'neoliberalism'. They argue, instead, that policies were, in important respects, social democratic. They show how social democratic policies both mitigate and reproduce poverty in contexts such as South Africa, reflecting the contradictory nature of social democracy in the global South.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137452689 20160618
Green Library
Book
161 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
169 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Desarrollo humano y pobreza en la Provincia Caranavi / Miriam López Barrón ... [et al.]
  • Monografía de la Provincia Aroma / autores Christian Jetté, Rafael E. Rojas L., Víctor Hugo Loayza.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
74 pages ; 20 cm
  • A poisoned rake / Svetlana Babaeva
  • A tale of lost time / Andrey Galiev
  • "Rennaissance" or "The grass breaking through the pavement" / Andrey Kolesnikov
  • The materials for do-it-yourself scenarios RUSSIA
  • 2015: challenges, threats and scenarios for development
  • The renaissance hippopotamus / Andrey Arofikin [and others]
  • "The white crane" or "EuroRussia"
  • A sandpiper
  • The empire lunge
  • Protecting the business against the state: the 13th function of management in Russia / Sergei Vorobiev.
Hoover Library
Book
108 p. ; 18 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
272 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, plans ; 29 cm.
  • Preface (Lord Norman Foster). Introduction (John Frazer). EcoArchitecture (Sara Hart). Bioclimatic Design. Roof-Roof House. Menara Boustead. IBM Plaza. Menara Mesiniaga. EcoMasterplanning. Soma Masterplan. Huanan New City. Plaza of Nations. Transitional Projects. National Library Building. Mewah Oils Headquarters. MAAG Tower. Vertical Urbanism. BATC Tower. Nagoya Expo 2005 Tower. Tokya-Nara Tower. Technical Innovation. Standard Chartered Bank Kiosk. UMNO Tower. West Kowloon Waterfront. Vertical EcoInfrastructure. EDITT Tower. Solaris. Spire Edge. L Tower. DiGi Technical Operations Centre. Zorlu Ecocity. Gyeong-Gi Complex. Essay (Ken Yeang). End Statement. Books and Publications by Ken Yeang. Acknowledgements. Climate and Vegetation Maps. Picture Credits.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470721407 20160607
Ken Yeang's ideas and architecture have been prolifically published worldwide. This book, however, marks the first definitive overview of Yeang's work. As well as an extensive introduction by author Sara Hart, it includes a preface by Lord Foster and a further article by influential architect and academic John Frazer and commentary by Leon van Schaik. The book is organized thematically by project. It features over 30 projects by Ken Yeang drawn from over three decades of practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470721407 20160607
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)

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