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The Measure of Manhattan
By Audible Studios
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
The first biography of a 19th-century genius, the man who plotted Manhattan's famous city grid. John Randel Jr. (1787-1865) was an eccentric and flamboyant surveyor. Renowned for his inventiveness as well as for his bombast and irascibility, Randel was central to Manhattan's development but died in financial ruin. Telling Randel's engrossing and dramatic life story for the first time, this eye-opening biography introduces an unheralded pioneer of American engineering and mapmaking. Charged with


Taj Mahal: Passion and Genius at the Heart of the Moghul Empire
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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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
By Tantor Audio
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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
By Leo Leroy Beranek
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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
By Audible Studios
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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 Architecture of Happiness (Library Edition)
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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ean: 9781433222948, isbn: 1433222949,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
This dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture explores the indelible connection between our identities and our locations. Alain de Botton argues that our environment heavily influences who we can be..


The Most Beautiful House in the World
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ean: 9781721307937, isbn: 1721307931,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
Witold Rybczynski takes us on an extraordinary odyssey as he tells the story of designing and building his own house. His project began as a workshed, but through a series of ''happy accidents,'' the structure gradually evolved into a full-fledged house.In tracing this evolution, he touches on matters both theoretical and practical, writing on such diverse topics as the ritualistic origins of the elements of classical architecture and the connections between dress and habitation. He discusses


Daybook: The Journey of an Artist
By Anne Truitt LLC
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A classic work for artists of all kinds, about reconciling the call of creative work with the demands of daily life and narrated by Anne Truitt herself. Renowned American artist Anne Truitt kept this illuminating and inspiring journal over a period of seven years, determined to come to terms with the forces that shaped her art and life. Within its beautifully written pages, you will come to know a woman whose range of sensitivity - moral, intellectual, sensual, emotional, and spiritual - is


The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home
By Brilliance Audio
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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


Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
By Audible Studios
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Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown is a place that's easy to drive to but often not worth arriving at. Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs


The Architecture of Happiness
By Blackstone Audio
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ean: 9781433222962, isbn: 1433222965,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 82 reviews
This dazzling journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture explores the indelible connection between our identities and our locations. Alain de Botton states that our environment heavily influences who we can be..


AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond
By Sybex
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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


The E-Myth Architect
By Prodigy Business Books
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 94 reviews
Combining the wisdom of renowned business development expert Michael E. Gerber and the architectural expertise of Norbert C. Lemermeyer, The E-Myth Architect equips you to: Liberate yourself from the predictable and often overwhelming tyranny of unprofitable, unproductive, and time-consuming routines Transform yourself from a successful architectural technician (architect) into a successful architect-manager-entrepreneur Rethink your practice, shifting from tactical thinking (working in your


Saving Central Park
By Random House Audio
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The story of how one woman's long love affair with New York's Central Park led her to organize its rescue from a state of serious decline, returning it to the beautiful place of recreational opportunity and spiritual sustenance that it is today. Elizabeth Barlow Rogers opens with a quick survey of her early life - a middle-class upbringing in Texas; college at Wellesley, marriage, a master's degree in city planning at Yale. And then her move to New York, where she starts a family and, when she


Hoover Dam: An American Adventure
By University Press Audiobooks
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In the spring of 1931, in a rugged desert canyon on the Arizona-Nevada border, an army of workmen began one of the most difficult and daring building projects ever undertaken: the construction of Hoover Dam. Through the worst years of the Great Depression as many as five thousand laborers toiled twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to erect the huge structure that would harness the Colorado River and transform the American West. Construction of the giant dam was a triumph of human




Grunch of Giants
By Dauphin Publications
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Here, Buckminster Fuller takes on the gigantic corporate megaliths that exert increasing control over every aspect of daily life. In the form of a modern allegory, he traces the evolution of these multinational giants from the post-World War II military-industrial complex to the current army of abstract legal entities known as the corporate world. GRUNCH stands for Gross Universal Cash Heist..


Architect and Entrepreneur: A Field Guide: Building, Branding, and Marketing Your Startup Design Business
By Eric W Reinholdt
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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. The problem: 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
By Tantor Audio
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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
By Blackstone Audio
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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



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