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Hadrian's Wall
By Tantor Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
Stretching 80 miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known today. It is commonly viewed as a defiant barrier, the end of the empire, a place where civilization stopped and barbarism began. In fact, the massive structure remains shrouded in mystery. Was the wall intended to keep out the Picts, who inhabited the North? Or was it merely a symbol of Roman power and wealth? What was life like for soldiers stationed along its expanse? How was

A History of the Middle East
By Blackstone Audio Inc
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ean: 9780786102808, isbn: 0786102802,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 8 reviews
Mansfield draws on his experience as a journalist and historian to explore two centuries of history in the Middle East--from Bonaparte's maurauding invasion of Egypt to the start of the Gulf War. 12 cassettes..

Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition
By Academic Press
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ean: 9780123982582, isbn: 0123982588,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews
Architectural Acoustics, Second Edition presents a thorough technical overview of the discipline, from basic concepts to specific design advice. Beginning with a brief history, it reviews the fundamentals of acoustics, human perception and reaction to sound, acoustic noise measurements, noise metrics, and environmental noise characterization. In-depth treatment is given to the theoretical principles and practical applications of wave acoustics, sound transmission, vibration and vibration

Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America
By Hachette Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
A rich, illustrated - and entertaining - history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the 100-year-old terminal, Sam Roberts of The New York Times looks back at Grand Central's conception, amazing

Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge
By Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
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The Golden Gate Bridge is an icon of one of the most mythic of American cities, San Francisco. Standing between the Bay and the mighty Pacific like a guardian of the city, the Golden Gate retains its grip on the American imagination long after its 27-year record of being the longest suspension bridge in the world was superseded..

Audiovisual Communication: Cinema Theatre Concert Hall
By ArtPower International
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mpn: 1000 Colour, ean: 9789881574336, isbn: 9881574331,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 108 reviews
Presents many of the most cutting edge designs for theatres, cinemas and concert halls..

The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Opened in 1965 and located along the Potomac River in Washington, DC's Foggy Bottom neighborhood, the Watergate became one of the capital's chicest addresses, a hub for power brokers and the epicenter of a scandal that brought down a president. In The Watergate, writer and political consultant Joseph Rodota skillfully paints a vivid portrait of this historical landmark whose name has become an indelible part of the cultural zeitgeist.  Rodota introduces us to the Watergate's movers and

A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, withdraws from the comforts of life on a university campus in search of a place to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime - a complicated source of national fascination, often stereotyped and little understood. Arriving with no job, no friends, and no money, Philp is naïvely determined to fix the huge,

1: Acoustics-A Textbook for Engineers and Physicists: Volume I: Fundamentals
By Springer
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ean: 9783319568430, isbn: 3319568434,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
This graduate and advanced undergraduate textbook systematically addresses all core topics in physical and engineering acoustics. Written by a well-known textbook author with 39 years of experience performing research, teaching, and mentoring in the field, it is specially designed to provide maximum support for learning. Presentation begins from a foundation that does not assume prior study of acoustics and advanced mathematics. Derivations are rigorous, thoroughly explained, and often

Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centers
By CRC Press
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mpn: 205 black & white illustrations, 41 colo, ean: 9780415517195, isbn: 0415517192,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews
Explores the Science and Practice Of Acoustics for Arts Centers Employing the experiences of a world-renowned acoustician celebrated for the successful design of multi-use performing arts centers, Acoustics of Multi-Use Performing Arts Centers examines the complexities of this venue and discusses the challenges and solutions that arise in the concept, design, construction and commissioning phases. This book addresses the various programming needs of a multi-use performing arts center (needs

The Rising Sea
By Audible Studios
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On Shishmaref Island in Alaska, homes are being washed into the sea. In the South Pacific, small island nations face annihilation by encroaching waters. In coastal Louisiana, an area the size of a football field disappears every day. For these communities, sea level rise isn't a distant, abstract fear: it's happening now and it's threatening their way of life. In The Rising Sea, Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young warn that many other coastal areas may be close behind. Prominent scientists predict

The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition
By Gildan Media
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In this no-holds-barred treatise, Donald Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the economy, and degrading the environment. Ubiquitous free parking helps explain why our cities sprawl on a scale fit more for cars than for people, and why American motor vehicles

The Guardian of Mercy: How an Extraordinary Painting by Caravaggio Changed an Ordinary Life Today
By Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781543606355, isbn: 1543606350,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews
Now celebrated as one of the great painters of the Renaissance, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio fled Rome in 1606 to escape retribution for killing a man in a brawl. Three years later he was in Naples, where he painted The Seven Acts of Mercy. A year later he died at the age of thirty-eight under mysterious circumstances. Exploring Caravaggio's singular masterwork, in The Guardian of Mercy Terence Ward offers an incredible narrative journey into the heart of his artistry and his metamorphosis

Alexander the Great
By Blackstone Audio
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Alexander the Great is a towering figure in ancient history because of his legendary conquests throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. He was born in 356 BC to the noble family of Macedon. As such, he was afforded with great luxuries growing up including having Aristotle as his private tutor. After his father was assassinated, he took over the throne and inherited a formidable army which he would put to tremendous use. Alexander was just in his early 20s when he embarked on an ambitious expansion

The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability - Designing for Abundance
By Tantor Audio
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The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, the most consequential ecological manifesto of our time. Now, drawing on the lessons gained from 10 years of putting the cradle-to-cradle concept into practice with businesses, governments, and ordinary people, William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step in the solution to our ecological crisis: We don't just reuse resources with greater effectiveness, we actually improve them as we use them. For McDonough

The Renaissance
By Audio Connoisseur
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If ever a catharsis in Western European Civilization occurred, it had to have been the period we refer to as the Renaissance. After a thousand years of theocracy, manorialism, feudalism, and narrow economic development, Europe was ripe for change. She got it with a vengeance. The prime mover in this momentous event was a rapid economic transformation which got underway in the 12th century. By 1350, European trade had finally recovered and attained the economic levels reached at the height of

Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century
By University Press Audiobooks
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In Skyscraper: The Politics and Power of Building New York City in the Twentieth Century, Benjamin Flowers explores the role of culture and ideology in shaping the construction of skyscrapers and the way wealth and power have operated to reshape the urban landscape. Flowers narrates this modern tale by closely examining the creation and reception of three significant sites: the Empire State Building, the Seagram Building, and the World Trade Center. He demonstrates how architects and their

Building a Brilliant Tomorrow: The Transformation of Inovateus Solar and the Energy Revolution
By Advantage Media Group
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Just as your power bill continues to rise, the sun also rises. Why are we letting a renewable resource that beams down on us each day go to waste? Solar energy is no longer a distant dream of the future. It is a real, viable option for America's power needs, and T.J. Kanczuzewski of Inovateus Solar is mapping out a path for energy independence for anyone looking for clean, renewable power. Within this book, T.J. reveals how to: Become familiar with the advancements in solar energy. Understand

Modern Man: The Life of Le Corbusier, Architect of Tomorrow
By Brilliance Audio
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From the award-winning author of Wrestling with Moses comes a fascinating, accessible biography of the most important architect of the 20th century. Modern Man is a riveting biography of Le Corbusier - a man who invented new ways of building and thinking. Modern Man is a penetrating psychological portrait of a true genius and constant self-inventor, as well as a sweeping tale filled with exotic locales, sex, and celebrity (he was a lover of Josephine Baker), and high-stakes projects. In Flint's

Why Architecture Matters
By University Press Audiobooks
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews
Why Architecture Matters is not a work of architectural history or a guide to styles or an architectural dictionary, though it contains elements of all three. The purpose of Why Architecture Matters is to ''come to grips with how things feel to us when we stand before them, with how architecture affects us emotionally as well as intellectually'' - with its impact on our lives. ''Architecture begins to matter,'' writes Paul Goldberger, ''when it brings delight and sadness and perplexity and

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