Author: Wolf Thieme, Hubertus Kuhlmey
Publisher: Eberhard Blottner Verlag
Der ungleiche Kampf Bauherr gegen Baufirma beginnt schon vor der Bauphase. Dank ihrer Erfahrung sind Bauunternehmen und Handwerker auf diese Situation bestens vorbereitet: sie haben auf jede Frage oder Kritik eine meist unverbindliche Antwort und für jeden Mangel eine Ausrede. Pfusch am Bau, nicht rechtzeitig erkannt, kann teuer werden! Kostenfallen, in die man aber nicht rennen muss, wenn man sich nur an ein paar Regeln hält und erfahrenen, neutralen Rat sucht. Zum Beispiel in diesem Buch, verfasst von Autoren (ein ausgewiesener Bausachverständiger sowie ein namhafter Journalist) die ihr Wissen über die vielen Fallstricke beim Hausbau gut verständlich und in konzentrierter Form in Wort und Bild weitergeben: Über Fallstricke bei den Haupt- und Nebenkosten, Mehr- und Minderpreisen. Über die Gefahren während der einzelnen Bauphasen, zum Beispiel bei der den Baustoffen, Mauerwerk, Zimmerer- und Holzbauarbeiten, Dachdecker und Klempnerarbeiten, Putz- und Fassade, den Innenausbauarbeiten und dazugehörigen Materialien. Bis zu den Sanitärinstallationen.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Overseeing his reluctant staff during an overnight inventory, Woody, an American manager of a British bookstore, works everyone to their limits to prove himself to his superiors but finds the job compromised by a series of bizarre events, including an employee's spontaneous illiteracy and another worker's death in a hit-and-run accident. Reprint.
Struggle Less and Savor More Managing a family is no easy task. There are school projects to supervise, a constant deluge of laundry and toys to deal with, and after-school activities to drive to every night. It makes you wish you had an instruction manual to help you keep it all together—well, now you do! Absolutely Organize Your Family is full of practical and effective solutions for all of your family's organizational challenges. Debbie Lillard, professional organizer, mother of three and author of the popular book Absolutely Organized, offers all new "Absolutes of Organizing Your Family" tips to help you gain and maintain order in three key areas of your family life: Schedules, belongings and spaces. Inside you'll find: Solutions for overcrowded and out-of-control schedules Advice on establishing morning, evening, and bedtime routines Strategies for organizing toys, collections, artwork, photographs, and more Ways to keep closets and dressers in order even in the midst of growth spurts Help for your child's schoolbag, desk, and locker Methods of keeping bedrooms organized Ideas for creating a homework area to improve study habits. Spend less time struggling to keep up and more time savoring everyday moments with your family. Start your family's organizational makeover today.
Author: Myron R. Ferguson
Publisher: Taunton Press
The most thorough and concise guide to hanging drywall available. This revised edition features new material, additional pages and color photographs. With more than 87,000 copies sold, Drywall is a mainstay of any comprehensive home-building library.
Gathers tips on cleaning, entertaining, decorating, home repairs, eliminating pet odors, and solving health and beauty problems
The Female Nude
Author: Lynda Nead
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
Energy and Social Change
Author: James O'Toole, The Center, University of Southern California Center for Futures Research
Publisher: Mit Press
Energy and Social Change results from the Twenty Year Forecast Project, directed by the author and conducted trhough the University of Southern California Center for Futures Research. Unlike many more gloomy predictions, this study takes a step back from pessimism. It offers instead a realistic perspective tempered with a modicum of optimism.The report's special contribution to the energy debate lies in its call for a redirection of attention to options that are realizable within the framework--and the limits--of the existing system. Advocating higher energy prices and more incentives for increased competition in the domestic energy market, the author supports a resurgence of the free enterprise system. The price of energy will and should increase in order to control waste, although the rise in costs will be mitigated by the gradual pace. In the long term, however, we should strive for a "quality economy" characterized in part by its reduced inefficiency and more meaningful jobs. Three of the ways in which this might be accomplished are shifting to an electrically based economy, developing alternative forms of energy, and switching to technologies more appropriate to the future environment.Sure to generate discussion, this analysis will prove useful in considerations of energy policy and the social impact of technological change.
The Living Wild
Author: Art Wolfe, Michelle A. Gilders
More than two hundred full-color photographs by a distinguished nature photographer and dozens of maps celebrate some of the world's most magnificent animals, from the giant panda and lowland gorilla to tiny insects, accompanied by essays by leading conservationists including Jane Goodall. 35,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.
Author: Walter H. Lipke
This book is intended for those who use Earned Value Management (EVM), including project managers, engineers and performance analysts. Earned Schedule (ES) is a significant enhancement to EVM, extending its cost-based features to the management and control of schedule performance. By using ES and EVM together, project management of cost and schedule can now be treated in a truly integrated sense. The book builds from the fundamentals of EVM to derive the concept of ES. The performance measurement baseline and earned value from EVM are utilized to extract time-based performance measures, indicators, and predictors. From this foundation, complexity is incrementally added with descriptions and examples for performance analysis, prediction and project control. Specific features of ES useful to project management are included and illustrated for the following: forecasting of completion date, analysis of critical path, drill-down identification of process constraints, impediments, and areas of concern for rework.
Gam 07. Zero Landscape
Author: Fakultat fur Architektur Technische Universitat Graz, Technische Universitat Graz Fakultat Fur Architektur
Lebensraume werden immer schneller und intensiver vom Menschen verandert. Die aktuelle Ausgabe des Grazer Architekturmagazins nimmt Landschaft und Umwelt als Protagonisten dieser Entwicklung in den Blick: Neben urbaner Expansion wirken sich auch der Klimawandel, die Frage der Versorgung mit Nahrungsmitteln und Rohstoffen und der zunehmende Bedarf an erneuerbaren Energien gravierend auf die kunftige Gestaltung unserer Zivilisation aus. GAM 07 widmet sich einer Entwicklung, in der die Umwelt selbst Impulsgeber gesellschaftlicher Transformation ist."
Author: C. W. Grocock
Publisher: Aris & Phillips
The Ruodlieb, an anonymous narrative poem dating from the 11th century, is widely acknowledged to be one of the most interesting pieces of latin literature to have survived from the Middle Ages, albeit in a fragmentary state. The poem describes the fortunes of a young knight in a foreign country and on his return home, embodies many features both of medieval latin epic and of vernacular works such as the Nibelungenlied, looking forward in many aspects to the courtly romances of Chretien de Troyes. It thus stands in both latin and vernacular traditions, and is consequently of great interest not only to the medieval latin specialist but also to the student of medieval literature and culture in general. The text is based on a fresh examination of the existing manuscript fragments, and takes into account all previous editions: an apparatus criticus is appended. The introduction tackles questions of date and provenance, grammar, metre and literary background, whilst the commentary deals with points of philological, literary and cultural interest. Latin text with facing-page English translation, introduction and notes.
Baking Soda Bonanza
Author: Peter A. Ciullo
Publisher: Harper Collins
Learn how to soothe sunburns, dry-clean your dog, and perform other household miracles with baking soda Want to relieve your stuffy nose? Make your musty old books smell better? Kill roaches without pesticide? You can do it all with baking soda, and this updated edition of Baking Soda Bonanza shows you how! Cheap, ecologically sound, and more effective than most household cleaners, baking soda can be used to fix all sorts of household problems, from baking the perfect muffins to soothing bee stings to clearing out clogged drains. With a history of baking soda and many popular recipes for baking included, this is a book every household should have.
Author: Markus Bolsinger, Marco Brinkmann
Publisher: Klasing & Company
The Mercedes-AMG GT is not just any AMG. As the Porsche 911 competitor and successor of the famous gullwing SLS it is going to be the brand's new showpiece. This special meaning of the car has to be captured in an illustrated book that goes beyond conveying the driving experience and beauty of the Mercedes-AMG GT. Like the car, the book has to be the brand's showpiece. Therefore it covers all the milestones of AMG history that belong to the brand's heritage - right up to the GT. The AMG GT was officially presented in early October 2014 at the Paris Motor Show. Text in English and German.