The Mechanical

Author: Ian Tregillis
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405524944
Size: 11,18 MB
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My name is Jax. That is the name granted to me by my human masters. I am a slave. But I shall be free. Set in a world that might have been, of mechanical men and alchemical dreams, the new novel from Ian Tregillis confirms his place as one of the most original new voices in speculative fiction. PRAISE FOR IAN TREGILLIS 'A major new talent' GEORGE R. R. MARTIN 'Tremendous' Cory Doctorow 'Addictively brilliant' i09 'Exciting and intense' Publishers Weekly 'Eloquent and utterly compelling' Kirkus

The Action Plan For Australian Birds 2010

Author: Stephen Garnett
ISBN: 0643103686
Size: 14,75 MB
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The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010 is the third in a series of action plans that have been produced at the start of each decade. The book analyzes the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) status of all the species and subspecies of Australia's birds, including those of the offshore territories. For each bird the size and trend in their population and distribution has been analyzed using the latest iteration of IUCN Red List Criteria to determine their risk of extinction. The book also provides an account of all those species and subspecies that are or are likely to be extinct. Each categorization is justified on the basis of the latest research, including much unpublished material that has been made available during workshops conducted with leading ornithologists and conservation biologists around the country as well as phone interviews and correspondence. The result is the most authoritative account yet of the status of Australia's birds. In this completely revised edition each account covers not only the 2010 status but provides a retrospective assessment of the status in 1990 and 2000 based on current knowledge, taxonomic revisions and changes to the IUCN criteria, and then reasons why the status of some taxa has changed over the last two decades. Maps have been created specifically for the Action Plan based on vetted data drawn from the records of Birds Australia, its members and its partners in many government departments. The book contains some surprises - some alarming, some encouraging. The status of some birds has improved over the last two decades as a result of dedicated conservation management. Some may not have changed status but at least they are holding their own. Many, however, are continuing to decline and a distressing number are new to the list. There is also an increasing number of birds for which captive insurance populations need not only to be considered as a future option but actively pursued before it is too late. But this is not a book of lost causes. It is a call for action to keep the extraordinary biodiversity we have inherited and pass the legacy to our children. Every one of Australia's threatened taxa can be saved. This book describes the populations of species at greatest risk and outlines ways we can turn them around. KEY FEATURES * Readily accessible status information with reasons for listing * Synopsis of principal features that influence listing * List of actions needed for conservation * Includes specially commissioned distribution maps

A New Universal English Dictionary Or A Compleat Treasure Of The English Language Etc With Plates

Author: William RIDER (A.B., of Jesus College, Oxford.)
Size: 14,51 MB
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Hollow Land

Author: Eyal Weizman
Editor: Verso Books
ISBN: 1844679152
Size: 17,44 MB
Format: PDF
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Acclaimed exploration of the political space created by Israel’s colonial occupation This new edition of the classic work on the politics of architecture—and the architecture of politics—appears on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War, which expanded Israel’s domination over Palestinian lands. From the tunnels of Gaza to the militarized airspace of the Occupied Territories, Eyal Weizman unravels Israel’s mechanisms of control and its transformation of Palestinian homes into a war zone under constant surveillance. This is essential reading for those seeking to understand how architecture and infrastructure are used as lethal weapons in the formation of Israel.

A Dictionary Of The English Language

Author: Samuel Johnson
Size: 18,11 MB
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Frontiers Of Green Building Materials And Civil Engineering Iii

Author: Jimmy Chih Ming Kao
Editor: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
ISBN: 3038261734
Size: 16,27 MB
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Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the Second International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE 2013), August 21-23, 2013, Taiwan. Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The 401 papers are grouped as follows: Chapter 1: Architecture and Landscape Design, Residential, Regional and Urban Planning, Sustainable City and Ecological Planning; Chapter 2: Environmental Energy, Protection, Technologies and Engineering, Emission Control; Chapter 3: Outdoor, Indoor Engineering and Design, HVAC Technologies; Chapter 4: Materials Engineering and Technologies, Materials in Industrial Processes; Chapter 5: Building Materials and Technologies; Chapter 6: Green Building and Engineering; Chapter 7: Energy Saving Building and Technologies, Photovoltaic and Solar Energy Applications, Energy Control; Chapter 8: Civil Engineering Technologies; Chapter 9: Construction Dynamics, Stability and Strength, Geotechnical and Seismic Engineering; Chapter 10: Modelling and Simulation Technologies; Chapter 11: Project Management and Marketing, Assessment and Safety.

The International Countermeasures Handbook

Author: Harry F. Eustace
Size: 15,33 MB
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The Naval Institute Guide To Combat Fleets Of The World

Author: Eric Wertheim
ISBN: 9781591149347
Size: 17,43 MB
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Describes and illustrates the navies of over 170 nations of the world.