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Taj Mahal: Passion and Genius at the Heart of the Moghul Empire
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.8 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
While Galileo was suffering under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the 30 Years War was ruining Europe, and the Pilgrims were struggling to survive in the New World, work began on what would become one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal. Built by the Moghul emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, its flawless symmetry and gleaming presence have for centuries dazzled all who have seen it.
The story of its creation is a fascinating blend of
The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life
4.3 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity - and the home of 80 percent of the world's population by 2050. As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, and education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F. P. Rose - the man who ''repairs
Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture
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mpn: 12302640, ean: 9780387955247, isbn: 0387955240,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
This illustrated guide to 100 of the world's most important concert halls and opera houses examines their architecture and engineering and discusses their acoustical quality as judged by conductors and music critics. The descriptions and photographs will serve as a valuable guide for today's peripatetic performers and music lovers. With technical discussions relegated to appendices, the book can be read with pleasure by anyone interested in musical performance. The photographs (specially
The Agile City: Building Well-being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change
4.1 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
In a very short time America has realized that global warming poses real challenges to the nation's future. The Agile City engages the fundamental question: what to do about it? Journalist and urban analyst James S. Russell argues that we'll more quickly slow global warming - and blunt its effects - by retrofitting cities, suburbs, and towns. The Agile City shows that change undertaken at the building and community level can reach carbon-reduction goals rapidly. Adapting buildings (39 percent
The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home
4.0 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore - the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.
Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York's best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this
AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond
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ean: 9781118798904, isbn: 1118798902,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 72 reviews
Take control of AutoCAD for a more efficient, streamlined workflow AutoCAD Platform Customization is the most comprehensive guide to streamlining and personalizing the AutoCAD platform. The AutoLISP and VBA programming languages open up a myriad of customization options, and this book provides expert guidance toward applying them to AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Plant 3D, and other programs based on the Autodesk AutoCAD platform. Detailed discussions backed by real-world examples and step-by-step
Architect and Entrepreneur: A Field Guide: Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business
4.5 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
Part narrative, part business book, Architect and Entrepreneur is filled with contemporary, relevant, fresh tips and advice from a seasoned professional architect building a new business. The guide advocates novel strategies and tools that merge entrepreneurship with the practices of architecture and interior design.
Embarking on a new business venture is intimidating. You have questions, but many of the resources available to help entrepreneur architects and interior designers
Washington Burning: How a Frenchman's Vision of Our Nation's Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army
ean: 9781400156429, isbn: 1400156424,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
In 1814, British troops invaded and burned Washington; the White House still bears scorch and soot marks on its foundation stones. Until the British tried to obliterate it, many Americans remained violently opposed to the idea of Washington as the nation's capital. It was only after the British lesson in ''hard war,'' designed to terrorize Americans, that the city became a locus of unity and national pride.The dramatic story of how Washington, D.C., rose from a wilderness is a vital chapter in
Age in Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing, and Decluttering Mom and Dad's Home
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ean: 9781982557973, isbn: 1982557974,
4.2 out of 5 stars with 57 reviews
Filled with clear and practical solutions, this step-by-step, room-by-room guide to simple home modifications helps seniors make their homes safer and easier to navigate.Lynda Shrager is a registered board-certified occupational therapist, a master's-level social worker, and a certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS) with more than thirty-seven years' experience in the field of geriatrics and more than thirteen years working with seniors in their homes. It is this mix of qualifications and