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This book explores a paradox: how can a musical work that was written specifically for a certain architectural space «survive» dramatic changes in performance conditions, as in the case of Handel’s Messiah? From the chamber music hall in Dublin where it was first performed in 1742, small baroque theaters, and the chapel of London’s Foundling Hospital, performances of Messiah after Handel’s death moved to cathedrals, to new and large... more...

Modern Exterior Ballistics is a comprehensive text covering the basic free flight dynamics of symmetric projectiles. The book provides a historical perspective of early developments in the 19th century, the technology leading to World War I and that through World War II into the modern post-war era. Historical topics include the first ballistic firing tables, early wind tunnel experiments, the development of free flight spark ranges and the first... more...

Goss's Roofing Ready Reckoner provides rafter dimensions for timber roofs of any span and pitch. Additional information is provided on wall plate and gable strapping, wind bracing, truss clips and other roofing metalwork, and tools and equipment. This new edition includes roof timber member design tables, information on warm and cold roofs, their ventilation and insulation, plus detailed drawings for tiling, slating and other roof coverings. Also of... more...

The setting might be a sparkling lakefront, a cool clearing in the woods, a breathtaking mountaintop, or an expansive beach, but the dream of a modest retreat from everyday life often includes a simple little cabin. In cabin getaways of the imagination, the cares of the world recede, time slows down, and the day’s pace is set by leisure and quiet activities. Compact Cabins presents 62 design interpretations of the getaway dream, with something to... more...

Both a sumptuous visual guide and an affectionate look at the personal family stories behind the formal grandeur of the royal residencies The Queen’s life is dedicated to her public—every move is scrutinized, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. Here Alan Titchmarsh takes readers on a tour... more...


Architecture Is The Essence Architecture is the essence that lies behind every great building, wether it is your grandmothers house or the empire state building. Architecture is essential and is the driving force behind every building creation. Although architecture can be classified as an art, architecture builds on a handful of principles, rules and tools that when combined, makes every great design possible. They create the foundation for the... more...

Examines the assessment, specification, installation, and maintenance of cooling towers. This revised edition (first, 1967) presents new developments in manufacturing practice and changes in construction (such as the elimination of timber packing in favor of plastics) and the use of new technology and designs of drift eliminators to avoid biological contamination, particularly by Legionella bacteria. Also reviews water treatment systems and noise... more...

This book compiles state-of-the-art information on the behavior, analysis, and design of concrete beams containing transverse openings.Discussions includethe need, effects, and classification of openings as well as the general requirements for fulfilling designpure bending, combined bending, and shear - illustrated with numerical examplestorsion alone or in combination with bending and shearlarge rectangular openings as well as opening size and... more...

Finishing & Refinishing Wood offers inspiration and straight-to-the point instruction on how to salvage mistreated wood surfaces and turn them once again into things of beauty. Readers will learn how to effectively use new, environmentally safe strippers to remove old paints and varnishes, how to patch and repair damaged surfaces, and how to apply stains and achieve glass-smooth new finishes with no fuss. This book features the latest tools, including... more...

This text traces developments in rational drug discovery and combinatorial library design with contributions from 50 leading scientists in academia and industry who offer coverage of basic principles, design strategies, methodologies, software tools and algorithms, and applications. It outlines the fundamentals of pharmacophore modelling and 3D Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR), classical QSAR, and target protein structure-based... more...