Structural Steelwork Design To Bs 5950

Author: L. J. Morris
Editor: Trans-Atlantic Publications
ISBN: 9780582230880
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This student text deals with design at an elementary level, familiarising the reader with BS 5950, then proceeds to cover all aspects of the design of whole buildings, highlighting the integration of elements to produce economic, safe structures.

Colombia Urbanization Review

Author: Taimur Samad
Editor: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821395246
Size: 15,67 MB
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This book provides diagnostic tools to inform policy dialogue and investment priorities on urbanization in Colombia, addresssing the need to deepen economic connectivity, enhance coordination at a regional and metropolitan scale, and foster efficiency and innovativeness in how cities finance themselves.

The Theory Of Sprays And Finsler Spaces With Applications In Physics And Biology

Author: P.L. Antonelli
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401581940
Size: 11,96 MB
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The present book has been written by two mathematicians and one physicist: a pure mathematician specializing in Finsler geometry (Makoto Matsumoto), one working in mathematical biology (Peter Antonelli), and a mathematical physicist specializing in information thermodynamics (Roman Ingarden). The main purpose of this book is to present the principles and methods of sprays (path spaces) and Finsler spaces together with examples of applications to physical and life sciences. It is our aim to write an introductory book on Finsler geometry and its applications at a fairly advanced level. It is intended especially for graduate students in pure mathemat ics, science and applied mathematics, but should be also of interest to those pure "Finslerists" who would like to see their subject applied. After more than 70 years of relatively slow development Finsler geometry is now a modern subject with a large body of theorems and techniques and has math ematical content comparable to any field of modern differential geometry. The time has come to say this in full voice, against those who have thought Finsler geometry, because of its computational complexity, is only of marginal interest and with prac tically no interesting applications. Contrary to these outdated fossilized opinions, we believe "the world is Finslerian" in a true sense and we will try to show this in our application in thermodynamics, optics, ecology, evolution and developmental biology. On the other hand, while the complexity of the subject has not disappeared, the modern bundle theoretic approach has increased greatly its understandability.

Artistic Cats

Author: Heather Hacking
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402736339
Size: 11,37 MB
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Purrblo Picasso, Furida Kahlo, Mewcel Duchamp: It’s a well-kept secret, but cats have always been at the clawing-edge of the artistic world! Colorful paws have left their prints as far back as Ancient Mesopotamia and scratched impressive carvings in Greek and Roman Temples. Finally, their masterful legacy is receiving its due, thanks to this witty celebration of kitty art. And what a gallery it is—truly the cat’s meow! On display are the finest feline masterpieces: paintings from such greats as Furmeer of Delft, Frans-hissco Goya, and Clawed Monet. Gaze at “Whisker’s Mother” and the decadent illustrations of Pawbrey Beardsley. Both cat fans and art lovers are sure to enjoy this, and have fun identifying the artists and parodied pictures.