Автор: Decker, Julie Название: Alaska and the Airplane ISBN: 3037681411 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783037681411 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 2716 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Alaskans were introduced to the airplane as early as 1913, when town officials in Fairbanks invited stunt flyers James and Lilly Martin to fly over the local baseball park on July 4. Because many areas are only accessible by air, this enormous state is still defined today by aviation so that aviation and Alaska have formed a very special symbiosis that is unique both in the world of geography and flying. This publication celebrates the 100th anniversary of this remarkable relationship. It looks at aviation through artifacts of flight, popular culture and other ephemera; objects that are unique to flying in Alaska and that impressively convey stories of the pioneering spirit, engineering and the North. In an extraordinary fashion, they foreground the changes flying brought to life on the ground, guiding the reader from the early days through times of war and industrialization, to the beginning of the second century in the air.
Описание: The geographic region around the North Pole is a raw and exotic area of untouched nature and inescapable beauty. Unique among the Earth's ecosystems, it includes both a vast, ice-covered ocean and a treeless region of tundra. Building in this extremely cold climate requires an advanced degree of ingenuity and resolve. Ecological conditions including high winds, snowdrifts, and permafrost, combined with periods of little or no sunlight, present seemingly impossible logistical hurdles. Recent years have witnessed an explosion of resident and invited architects creating buildings above 60 degrees latitude. The time has come for a new definition of a northern building-one that is both extraordinarily responsive to place and aesthetically provocative. In Modern North, author Julie Decker presents thirty-four of the most compelling and far-ranging possibilities of contemporary architecture in the North. These buildings-located in northern Canada, Scandinavia, and Alaska-are united in the way they embrace extreme conditions. Rather than shut them out, these conditions are welcomed and often formed into the buildings' structures and materials, as in the way architecture is employed to mediate the harshness of the low-lying sun without replacing it with the harshness of artificial lights. The architects of Modern North exploit the natural topography to provide visual stimulation in places that sometimes offer little more than a whitescape. Modern North includes innovative institutional and residential structures by both established and up-and-coming architects, including a-lab, David Chipperfield, Jarmund/Vigsnaes, Studio Granda, Shim-Sutcliffe, and Snohetta. Essays by Brian Carter, Juhani Pallasmaa, Edwin Crittenden, and Lisa Rochon place the projects in the context of a new architectural response to the North.
Автор: Ralph W. Andrews Название: Redwood Classic ISBN: 0887400493 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780887400490 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 2116 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book is one mans memorial to the magnificent natural redwood Sequoia trees in California which today number only a fraction of the groves of 125 years ago. Through outstanding photographs, Ralph Andrews presents 239 different views of redwood trees three thousand years old on average at various stages of use. Straight, elegant trees are so wide 20 men touching fingers-to-fingers can stand around the trunk. These trees were used to build lumbering empires, and they kept thousands employed. Many of the lumbermen themselves are quoted in memories of their work on the old trees--hardships, inventions, earthquakes and fires, sawmills, logging camps and shipping are remembered.
Название: Pure Deck-adence ISBN: 0764304453 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764304453 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 4233 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Pure Deck-adence: A Guide to Beautiful Decks is a fantasy collection of real-life deck photos from all over the United States. From the humblest of condo balcony walkouts to the most elaborate sprawling wood structures, Pure Deck-adence explores the many possibilities of add-on outdoor home improvements. This pictorial essay explores Americas fascination with outdoor living, from barbecue-centered constructions to the new immersion in hot tub culture. More than 240 full-color photographs provide a rich resource of ideas for those who dream of expanding their homes, and their horizons, with wood decks.
Here's How...Decks offers the basics of building an entire deck from start to finish, at a price never before offered. For less than $10.00, readers get complete instructions and illustrations for laying out and building a basic deck. Presenting this challenging project through a series of 12 easy to follow steps, the book makes deck construction easy and affordable for the value conscious consumer. This book features the same quality information and world class color photography made famous in the best selling Complete Guide to Decks, but at a new, affordable price.
Автор: Redwood Ark Название: Art of Mindful Gardening ISBN: 1907332596 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781907332593 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Рейтинг: Цена: 1224 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Art of Mindful Gardening explores the activity of gardening as an exercise for both body and mind.
Автор: French, S. Terrell Название: Operation Redwood ISBN: 0810997207 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780810997202 Издательство: Abrams Рейтинг: Цена: 543 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Clandestine e-mail exchanges, secret trips, fake press releases, and a tree-house standoff are among the clever stunts and pranks the kid heroes pull in this exciting ecological adventure. "Sibley Carter is a moron and a world-class jerk," reads Julian Carter-Li in an angry e-mail message meant for his greedy, high-powered uncle. The fateful message sets him on the course to stop an environmental crime His uncle's company plans to cut down some of the oldest California redwood trees, and it's up to Julian and a ragtag group of friends to figure out a way to stop them. This thrilling, thoughtful debut novel shows the power of determined individuals, no matter what their age, to stand up to wrongdoing. John and Patricia Beatty Award (California Library Association) National Green Earth Book Award National Outdoor Book Award honorable mention
Carol D. Reiser Book Award
"Fast paced and full of fun . . . Reminds readers that everyone, no matter how large or small, can take action on issues that are important to them." --School Library Journal
"One of the finest children's novels of the year . . . A true emotional journey full of adventure, friendship, complex morality, trust, lies, and discovery." --A Fuse #8 Production
Название: 52 Decks Fun Things To Do In Car ISBN: 0811806790 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780811806794 Издательство: Abrams Цена: 565 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Название: Complete Guide to Decks ISBN: 158923412X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781589234123 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 1799 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Includes not only various deck-building techniques, but also shows how to incorporate the contemporary options, such as how to work with wood and reclaimed plastic. This book helps readers to design and build the deck they want without the high price. It features important projects for repairs, upgrades, and major additions.
Описание: Courtyards and patios have been an important architectural feature for thousands of years, and through time, their popularity has not waned. Presenting residential outdoor living spaces from South America, Europe, Asia and the US, this book highlights the importance of outdoor living spaces, such as courtyards and patios, in our daily lives.