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Notre-Dame: A Short History of the Meaning of Cathedrals
by Ken Follett

Language

English

Pages

80

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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<b>“The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking.” —Ken Follett</b><br /><br /> In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world—the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett's most famous and beloved novels, <i>The Pillars of the Earth</i>.<br /><br /> Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Donald A. Norman

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<b>The ultimate guide to human-centered design </b><br />Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. <br />The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.<i><br /></i><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.<br /><br /><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> is a powerful primer on how -- and why -- some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.<br />
Disney's Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Par...
by Richard Snow

Language

English

Pages

432

Publication Date

December 03, 2019

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<b>A propulsive history chronicling the conception and creation of Disneyland, the masterpiece California theme park, as told like never before by popular historian Richard Snow.</b><br /><br />One day in the early 1950s, Walt Disney stood looking over 240 acres of farmland in Anaheim, California, and imagined building a park where people “could live among Mickey Mouse and Snow White in a world still powered by steam and fire for a day or a week or (if the visitor is slightly mad) forever.” Despite his wealth and fame, exactly no one wanted Disney to build such a park. Not his brother Roy, who ran the company’s finances; not the bankers; and not his wife, Lillian. Amusement parks at that time, such as Coney Island, were a generally despised business, sagging and sordid remnants of bygone days. Disney was told that he would only be heading toward financial ruin.<br /> <br />But Walt persevered, initially financing the park against his own life insurance policy and later with sponsorship from ABC and the sale of thousands and thousands of Davy Crockett coonskin caps. Disney assembled a talented team of engineers, architects, artists, animators, landscapers, and even a retired admiral to transform his ideas into a soaring yet soothing wonderland of a park. The catch was that they had only a year and a day in which to build it.<br /> <br />On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened its gates…and the first day was a disaster. Disney was nearly suicidal with grief that he had failed on a grand scale. But the curious masses kept coming, and the rest is entertainment history. Eight hundred million visitors have flocked to the park since then. In <i>Disney’s Land</i>, Richard Snow brilliantly presents the entire spectacular story, a wild ride from vision to realization, and an epic of innovation and error that reflects the uniqueness of the man determined to build “the happiest place on earth” with a watchmaker’s precision, an artist’s conviction, and the desperate, high-hearted recklessness of a riverboat gambler.
Remodelista: The Organized Home: Simple, Stylish Storage Ideas fo...
by , Margot Guralnick

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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Buy fewer (and better) things. Store like with like. Get rid of the plastic. Display—don’t stash—your belongings. Let go of your inner perfectionist and remember that rooms are for living. These are a few of the central principles behind <i>Remodelista: The Organized Home</i>, the new book from the team behind the inspirational design site Remodelista.com.<br /><br /> Whether you’re a minimalist or someone who takes pleasure in her collections, we all yearn for an unencumbered life in a home that makes us happy. This compact tome shows us how, with more than 100 simple and stylish tips, each clearly presented and accompanied by full-color photographs that are sure to inspire. Readers will learn strategies for conquering their homes’ problem zones (from the medicine cabinet to the bedroom closet) and organizing tricks and tools that can be deployed in every room (embrace trays; hunt for unused spaces overhead; decant <i>everything</i>). Interviews with experts, ranging from kindergarten teachers to hoteliers, offer even more ingenious ideas to steal. It all adds up to the ultimate home organizing manual.<br />  
Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
by Fumio Sasaki

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

April 11, 2017

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<p><strong>The best-selling phenomenon from Japan that shows us a minimalist life is a happy life.</strong></p><br /><p>Fumio Sasaki is not an enlightened minimalism expert or organizing guru like Marie Kondo—he’s just a regular guy who was stressed out and constantly comparing himself to others, until one day he decided to change his life by saying goodbye to everything he didn’t absolutely need. The effects were remarkable: Sasaki gained true freedom, new focus, and a real sense of gratitude for everything around him. In <em>Goodbye, Things</em> Sasaki modestly shares his personal minimalist experience, offering specific tips on the minimizing process and revealing how the new minimalist movement can not only transform your space but truly enrich your life. The benefits of a minimalist life can be realized by anyone, and Sasaki’s humble vision of true happiness will open your eyes to minimalism’s potential.</p>
The Complete Book of Home Organization: 200+ Tips and Projects
by Toni Hammersley

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

January 22, 2016

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Have you ever wished you had the time and tools to organize your house in a clutter-free, design-conscious, Pinterest-worthy way? From storage solutions and cleaning tips to secret space-saving methods and expert strategies, The Complete Book of Home Organization is packed with the tips and shortcuts you need to effectively organize your home.<br /><br />From small spaces and apartment solutions to how to tackle a big, messy home with a 15-week total home organization challenge, this book covers it all. The Complete Book of Home Organization spells out everything you need to de-clutter your house, store your belongings, and keep your home—and life—in tip-top shape. With high-quality design, intricate detail, and a durable flexicover—this manual is the perfect gift!<br /><br />Organize the 30 main spaces of your home, including the living and dining spaces, bedrooms and bathrooms, guest areas, baby and kids’ rooms, utility spaces and garages, entryways and offices, patios and decks, closets and pet areas! Keep track of your pantry, holiday and craft supplies, weekly menu planning, keepsakes, and schedules. From the basement to the attic, this book covers every nook and cranny.<br /><br />With step-by-step instructions, detailed illustrations, and handy checklists, say goodbye to a messy home and wasted storage space!
Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love the Feeling of Being Home
by Liz Marie Galvan

Language

English

Pages

228

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>Whether you live in a country farmhouse or an urban apartment, you will find inspiration for every room in your home.<em> </em>Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz's welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home.  </strong></p><p>In this beautiful book of house and garden photography and DIY inspiration, popular blogger Liz Marie Galvan shares a hundred tips and tricks, budget-friendly hints, and project how-tos to make every room in your house feel like a home you love. Each month hundreds of thousands of readers find design inspiration and DIY ideas on Liz's blog, where Liz shares stories of life with her veteran husband, their 1800s Michigan farmhouse, and the home décor boutique she co-owns.</p><p>In <em>Cozy White Cottage</em>, Liz offers her best home décor and design tips to help you create a home you'll love coming home to. You'll love Liz's real-life, easy, and affordable ideas to get the most out of your home and discover things like:</p><ul><li>The passion and productivity that can pour out of an inspiring, functional workspace or office</li><li>The conversation and connection that flow out of a warm, well-arranged living room</li><li>The thoughtful hospitality that can welcome guests, be it for a cup of coffee or an overnight stay</li><li>The rejuvenation that can happen when we have quiet spaces for reading, prayer, and rest</li><li>The calming routines and rituals that we can implement into our spaces and our lives</li><li>The laughter, joy, and learning that can occur in adorable, functional playrooms</li><li>The life-giving power that beats out of the heart of our homes, the kitchen</li></ul><p><em> <em>Cozy White Cottage </em></em>offers inspiration for every style, from country farmhouse to urban apartment. Come cozy up with your creativity and Liz's welcoming voice so you can love the feeling of being at home.</p>
Weight Watchers Freestyle Cookbook 2020: The Ultimate Guide to Im...
by Katherine Jovins

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English

Pages

121

Publication Date

January 13, 2020

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<p><strong>Weight Watcher Freestyle Cookbook</strong> <br /><i>The <strong>ultimate</strong> guide to <strong>improve</strong> your eating habits and lose weight with Healthy WW Smart Point Recipes</i> <br /><strong>Weight loss</strong> is a lifestyle struggle as you consciously look after your eating choices to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, when “diet” is a buzzing word everywhere, it is difficult to keep track of one healthy <br />weight loss lifestyle. There are also countless options available to choose from the calorie-dense food but very limited options of weight loss food available. <br />With <strong>Weight</strong> <strong>Watcher</strong> Freestyle Cookbook, you do not have to worry anymore about any of these problems. The book is not only your easy guide to improve your eating habits but will also help in losing <br />weight in a healthy way by providing easy-to-make delicious recipes. All the recipes are based the Smart Point system. <br /><br />Unlike many books available in the market, this book emphasizes on easily available and pocket-friendly recipes. Weight Watcher Freestyle Cookbook does not want you to starve to look your ideal weight. </p><p>The book is all about making healthy choices every day and creating meals that are nutritious and scrumptious by providing point value along with each recipe. <br /> </p><p><strong>This book contains</strong> <br />● Healthy <strong>Vegetarian</strong> recipes <br />● Healthy <strong>non-vegetarian</strong> recipes <br />● <strong>Nutritional value</strong> of all recipes <br />● Point values of each recipe <br />● Recipes to fit your favorite food under your macros <br />● Guidance on weight loss <br />If you are <strong>new</strong> to weight loss, do not fret over your weight anymore. This book is a beginner’s guide to a healthy weight loss regime which will transform your looks and your lifestyle. <br /> </p><p>Frequently Asked Questions <br /><strong>1</strong>. How does the smart points system work? <br />Ans. The Smart points system assigns different foods “points.” These points are given based on their <strong>calories</strong>, saturated fat, sugar, and protein. These vary according to weight, height , and gender. </p><p><br /><strong>2</strong>. Will I lose weight after following the recipes of this book? <br />Ans. If the recipes are followed properly, you will definitely lose weight. These recipes are not only <strong>healthy</strong> but also <strong>ensure</strong> that your food intake is not in surplus, i.e more than your body requires. <br /> </p><p><strong>3</strong>. Most of the diet food is expensive. Is this book providing recipes that are affordable? <br />Ans. This book insists on healthy weight loss, and therefore all the recipes listed are <strong>easily</strong> affordable for <strong>everyone</strong>.</p>
Lead Designer's Handbook: The Lead Designer and Design Management
by Dale Sinclair

Language

English

Pages

269

Publication Date

August 23, 2019

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<p>Despite co-ordination being the principal focus of the Lead Designer’s role, there is very little written about how to undertake these duties. What tools can the Lead Designer use to address the many complexities of developing a design as part of an iterative process? How can the Lead Designer redefine what they do using a digital world to provide profoundly different and new services? This book analyses at all of these questions, setting out how the Lead Designer can perform effectively and efficiently in the digital world, addressing clients’ new whole life project requirements and new ways of constructing and assembling buildings.</p><br /><p>Managing increasing numbers of specialists in the construction process requires experience to ensure that their contributions are properly managed and produced at the right time. This book considers this challenge. It will also consider how the Lead Designer can effectively lead and manage health and safety aspects and risks (the principal designer role in UK regulations).</p><br /><p> </p>
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
by , Joseph Iano

Language

English

Pages

1024

Publication Date

October 03, 2013

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<p><b>Note from the publisher:<br /><br /></b>Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.</p> <p> </p>

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