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Bad experiences with construction quality, the energy crises of 1973 and 1979, complaints about "sick buildings", thermal, acoustical, visual and olfactory discomfort, the need for good air quality, the move towards more sustainability - all these have accelerated the development of a field that, for a long time, was hardly more than an academic exercise: building physics (in English speaking countries sometimes referred to as building science). The... more...

With over 1,000 pages covering all fundamental and practical HVAC design procedures and methods, this classic reference is packed with details and a wealth of information that is of great use to the HVAC designer and practitioner, as well as to the student mastering the intricacies of HVAC fundamentals. Unlike any other handbook of its kind, HVAC provides an in-depth treatment of topics via modular self-contained chapters that serve both... more...

One of the TOP TEN READS for Christmas . . . according to The GuardianBritain's best-loved cook and national treasure Mary Berry lets readers in on her household secrets . . . A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide that shares her greatest tips on how to care for your home. 'This book is a collection of skills I've learned for running a home. Gleaned from years of practical experience, along with all the hints that friends and family have... more...


The ingenious team at IkeaHackers.net show you how to transform affordable IKEA products into creative new furniture and more! Jules Yap and the contributors to her wildly popular website IkeaHackers.net show you how to transform affordable IKEA® products into creative new furniture and more. With clear instructions and easy-to-follow photos, you’re sure to have fun building these exciting hacks, including: • Kitchen Island • Dollhouse •... more...


Meticulously labelled working plans for tables and desks, chests and cabinets, beds and headboards from famous Moser's Workshop. More than 500 photos and diagrams made to scale with construction tips.

From ARCOM and The American Institute of Architects A complete visual guide to choosing and using finish materials In this unique guide, the authors of MASTERSPEC and Architectural Graphic Standards join forces to offer architects vital single-source access to the unbiased information they need to evaluate, select, and specify the best finish materials for any job. This powerful visual resource combines hundreds of illustrations from Architectural... more...

The art of bending wood confounds most woodworkers, yet it is surprisingly easy to do with the four basic methods in this complete guide. The techniques are presented in step-by-step photo sequences that leave nothing to the imagination and show woodworkers exactly how it's done: bending green wood or twigs, bending with heat or steam, and bending panels or laminations. There are seven step-by-step projects presented, including shaker boxes, a bow... more...

To most people paying attention to the collision between industrial society and the hard limits of a finite planet, it's clear that things are going very, very wrong. We no longer have unlimited time and resources to deal with the crises that define our future, and the options are limited to the tools we have on hand right now. This book is about one very powerful option: deliberate technological regression. Technological... more...

From the author of the blockbuster hit journals The 52 Lists Project and 52 Lists for Happiness, comes a book to help you design your space to discover what is really important to you and express the creativity and style you already have!   This book is all about beautifying your life inside and out, helping you turn your home into a comfortable space that reflects your best self. Organized room by room, each chapter delves... more...