Paperbacks Direct: Built Environment

  • Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology: Principles and Practice book cover

    Renewable Energy Engineering and Technology

    Principles and Practice

    Edited by V. V. N. Kishore

    This is the most comprehensive guide ever written on renewables technology and engineering, intended to cater for the rapidly growing numbers of present and future engineers who are keen to lead the revolution. All the main sectors are covered - photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, bioenergy, hydro…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Agents and Multi-Agent Systems in Construction book cover

    Agents and Multi-Agent Systems in Construction

    Edited by Chimay Anumba, Zhaomin Ren, O.O. Ugwu

    This book describes current advances and future directions in the theory and application of intelligent agents and multi-agent systems in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector. It is the product of an international effort involving a network of construction IT and computing…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commons: The Paracommons and Paradoxes of Natural Resource Losses, Wastes and Wastages book cover

    Resource Efficiency Complexity and the Commons

    The Paracommons and Paradoxes of Natural Resource Losses, Wastes and Wastages

    By Bruce Lankford

    The efficient use of natural resources is key to a sustainable economy, and yet the complexities of the physical aspects of resource efficiency are poorly understood. In this challenging book, the author proposes a major advance in our understanding of this topic by analysing resource efficiency…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge

  • The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus: Lessons from India for Development book cover

    The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus

    Lessons from India for Development

    Edited by M. Dinesh Kumar, Nitin Bassi, A. Narayanamoorthy, M.V.K. Sivamohan

    It is becoming increasingly recognized that for the optimal sustainable development and use of natural resources, an integrated approach to water management, agriculture, food security and energy is required. This "nexus" is now the focus of major attention by researchers, policy-makers and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Natural Resource Management

  • Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning and International Law book cover

    Transboundary Marine Spatial Planning and International Law

    Edited by Daud Hassan, Tuomas Kuokkanen, Niko Soininen

    Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is an integrated and comprehensive approach to ocean governance and is used to establish a rational use of marine space and reconcile conflicting interests of its users. MSP allows both a high level of environmental protection and a wide range of human activities…

    Paperback – 2017-10-06 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Oceans

  • Climate Change Governance in Chinese Cities book cover

    Climate Change Governance in Chinese Cities

    By Qianqing Mai, Maria Francesch-Huidobro

    In the last thirty years, China has experienced rapid economic development and urbanisation which has resulted in high levels of environmental degradation and has put considerable pressure on the country’s infrastructure and natural resources. As China commits to considerably lower the carbon…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asia and the Environment

  • Metropolitan Governance in America book cover

    Metropolitan Governance in America

    By Donald F. Norris

    Metropolitan government and metropolitan governance have been ongoing issues for more than sixty years in the United States. Based on an extensive survey and a review of existing literature, this book offers a comprehensive overview of these debates. It discusses how the centrifugal forces in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-Century Modernism book cover

    Hut Pavilion Shrine: Architectural Archetypes in Mid-Century Modernism

    By Miles David Samson

    The phase of American architectural history we call 'mid-century modernism,' 1940-1980, saw the spread of Modern Movement tenets of functionalism, social service and anonymity into mainstream practice. It also saw the spread of their seeming opposites. Temples, arcades, domes, and other traditional…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Image, Text, Architecture: The Utopics of the Architectural Media book cover

    Image, Text, Architecture

    The Utopics of the Architectural Media

    By Robin Wilson

    Image, Text, Architecture brings a radical and detailed analysis of the modern and contemporary architectural media, addressing issues of architectural criticism, architectural photography and the role of journal editors. It covers examples as diverse as an article by British artist Paul Nash in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction book cover

    Architecture RePerformed: The Politics of Reconstruction

    By Tino Mager

    First emerging at the beginning of the twentieth century, architectural reconstruction has increasingly become an instrument to visually revive a long bygone past. This book deals with the phenomenon of meticulous reconstruction in architecture. It argues that the politics of reconstruction go far…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China: Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture book cover

    Constructing a Place of Critical Architecture in China

    Intermediate Criticality in the Journal Time + Architecture

    By Guanghui Ding

    For the past 30 years, The Chinese journal Time + Architecture (Shidai Jianzhu) has focused on publishing innovative and exploratory work by emerging architects based in private design firms who were committed to new material, theoretical and pedagogical practices. In doing so, this book argues…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

  • Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing their Architecture and Political Philosophy book cover

    Unbuilt Utopian Cities 1460 to 1900: Reconstructing their Architecture and Political Philosophy

    By Tessa Morrison

    Bringing together ten utopian works that mark important points in the history and an evolution in social and political philosophies, this book not only reflects on the texts and their political philosophy and implications, but also, their architecture and how that architecture informs the political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-04 
    Routledge

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