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Abhijeet Chavan, Christian Peralta, Christopher Steins, PlanetizenPlanetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning978-1597261333Urban PlanningPlanetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning is a fascinating review of major topics and issues discussed in the field of urban planning, assembled by editors at Planetizen, the leading source of news and information for the planning and development community on the web. The book brings together a wide range of editorial and discussion topics, coupled with commentary and overviews to create an enlightening record of the continuously evolving philosophy of building and managing cities.
Anderson, Ray C.Mid-Course Correction0-9645953-5-4Economics"With passion and pride, Ray Anderson, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of one of the world's largest interior furnishings companies, recounts his awakening to the importance of environmental issues and outlines the steps his petroleum-dependent comapny, Atlanta-based Interface, Inc. is taking in its quest to become a sustainable enterprise..."
Architecture for HumanityDesign Like You Give a Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises1-933045-25-6Sustainable ArchitectureThe greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. Currently, one in seven people lives in a slum or refugee camp, and more than 3,000,000,000 people--nearly half the world's population--do not have access to clean water or adequate sanitation. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods and communities shapes every aspect of our lives. Yet too often architects are desperately needed in the places where they can least be afforded.
Edited by Architecture for Humanity and now on its fifth printing, Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. The first book to bring the best of humanitarian architecture and design to the printed page, Design Like You Give a Damn offers a history of the movement toward socially conscious design, and showcases more than 80 contemporary solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, healthcare, education and access to clean water, energy and sanitation.
Design Like You Give a Damn is an indispensable resource for designers and humanitarian organizations charged with rebuilding after disaster and engaged in the search for sustainable development. It is also a call to action to anyone committed to building a better world.
11/07/10 not on shelfbelongs to Sarah Womer
Badiner, Allan HuntDharma Gaia: A Harvest of Essays in Buddhism and Ecology0-938077-30-9Philosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in Nature"Dharma Gaia is an important book that shows a strong link between the teachings of Buddha and what we today call an ecological consciousness: a way of life rooted in prehistoric traditions of reverence for the Goddess."
Beesley, Philip and Sachiko Hirosue, Jim Ruxton, Marion Trankle, Camille TurnerResponsive Architectures: Subtle Technologies0-9780978-0-7BiomimicryHow do responsive systems affect us? Scientific research, art and architecture come together in this multidisciplinary forum documenting the 2006 Subtle Technologies Festival of Art and Science.
Benyus, Janine M. Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature0-06-05332206BiomimicryBiomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes nature's best ideas - spider silk and prairie grass, seashells and brain cells - and adapts them for human use.
Bial, RaymondShaker Home0-395-64047-4Miscellaneous"...Shaker Home captures the way of life and history of a special people who believed that you should 'do all your work as though you had a thousand years to live on earth, and as you would if you knew you must die tomorrow."
Boyle, Robert HThe Hudson River: A natural and unnatural history978-0393008449Natural HistoryBoyle's The Hudson River gives the amazing story of the Hudson River. Just about every species of animal life (fish, insects, and birds) from the rivers' origin to its mouth are discussed. The Storm King plant and ConEd struggle surfaces. A chapter is devoted to a local fisherman who knows more about the river than anyone else.
Brand, StewartHow Buildings Learn: What happens after they're built0-14-013996-6Architecture DesignAll buildings are forced to adapt over time because of physical deterioration, changing surroundings and the life within--yet very few buildings adapt gracefully, according to Brand. Houses, he notes, respond to families' tastes, ideas, annoyance and growth; and institutional buildings change with expensive reluctance and delay; while commercial structures have to adapt quickly because of intense competitive pressures. Creator of The Whole Earth Catalog and founder of CoEvolution Quarterly (now Whole Earth Review ), Brand splices a conversational text with hundreds of extensively captioned photographs and drawings juxtaposing buildings that age well with those that age poorly. He buttresses his critique with insights gleaned from facilities managers, planners, preservationists, building historians and futurists. This informative, innovative handbook sets forth a strategy for constructing adaptive buildings that incorporates a conservationist approach to design, use of traditional materials, attention to local vernacular styles and budgeting to allow for continuous adjustment and maintenance.
Brown, G.Z. and Mark DeKaySun, Wind & Light: Architectural Design Strategies0-471-34877-5Sustainable ArchitectureDeveloped for rapid use during schematic design, this book clarifies relationships between form and energy and gives designers tools for designing sustainably.
Buchwald, EmilieToward the Livable City1-57131-271-4CitiesCombining firsthand accounts of the attractions and distractions of city life, Toward the Livable City introduces a range of perspectives about creating successful, livable cities, with examples from across America and around the world.
Calthorpe, PeterUrbanism: in the age of climate change1-59726-720-1Urban Affairs, Design“Cities are green” is becoming a common refrain. But Calthorpe argues that a more comprehensive understanding of urbanism at the regional scale provides a better platform to address climate change. In this groundbreaking new work, he shows how such regionally scaled urbanism can be combined with green technology to achieve not only needed reductions in carbon emissions but other critical economies and lifestyle benefits. Rather than just providing another checklist of new energy sources or one dimensional land use alternatives, he combines them into comprehensive national growth scenarios for 2050 and documents their potential impacts. In so doing he powerfully demonstrates that it will take an integrated approach of land use transformation, policy changes, and innovative technology to transition to a low carbon economy.
Capra, Fritjof The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living0-385-49472-6Philosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in Nature"Capra posits that in order to sustain life, the principles underlying our social institutions must be consistent with the broader organization of nature. Discussing pertinent contemporary issues...he concludes with an authoritative, often provocative plan for designing ecologically sustainable communities and technologies as alternatives to the current economic globalization."11/07/10 not on shelf
Capra, Fritjof The Tao of Physics0-87773-594-8Philosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in Nature"...An integration of the mathematical world view of modern physics and the mystical visions of Buddha and Krishna."
Capra, Fritjof The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems0-385-47676-0Philosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in Nature"...Capra offers a brilliant synthesis of such recent scientific breakthroughs as the theory of complexity, Gaia theory, chaos theory, and other explanations of the properties of organisms, social systems, and ecosystems."
Capra, Fritjof The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance978-1-4000-7883-7Design, Physics“Minutely researched, vividly written, and endlessly fascinating, The Science of Leonardo opens up a realm which has never been adequately appreciated.” —Dr. Oliver Sacks“Illuminating and impassioned . . . . A profound and clear exploration of Leonardo's scientific thought.”—The San Francisco Chronicle“A delight . . . . Lucid and spirited, it sparks a whole series of ideas and questions for further investigation.”—American Scientist“A fascinating glimpse of the road not taken by Western Science. Capra makes a compelling case that the science of the future may look a lot more like Leonardo's than Bacon's or Descartes -- a science of systems, non-reductive and akin to an art.” —Michael Pollan, author of Botany of Desire and Omnivore's Dilemma“Vivid and compelling. . . . Leonardo himself would have nodded in approval of this book, because for the first time it crystallizes the entire body of his work into a coherent, unified whole.”
Capra, Juarrero, Sotolongo, van UdenReframing Complexity: Perspectives from the North and South0-9766814-6-3Urban DesignHavana's Instituto de Filosofia's First Biennial International Seminar on the Philosophical, Epistemological and Methodological Implications of Complexity Theory, was held in January 2002 in Havana, Cuba's capital city. The seminar was aimed at familiarizing Cuban researchers and professors in a more direct way with some of the current trends - and widespread scope - of the expanding field of complexity thinking, affording them the possibility of personal contacts with some of the people engaged in that effort. The seminar was attended by specialists from fifteen countries, ranging from Chile to Australia along the West-East axis, and from Norway to South Africa along the North-South one. There were participants from developed and underdeveloped countries. This book contains selected papers from the 'Complexity 2002' seminar, edited by Fritjof Capra (author of 'The Tao of Physics', 'The Web of Life: A New Scientific Understanding of Living Systems' and 'The Hidden Connections: A Science for Sustainable Living'), Alicia Juarrero (author of 'Dynamics in Action'), Pedro Sotolong, and Jacco van Uden (author of 'Complexity and Organization'). The papers have been organized in four parts: I. Sources of Complexity: Science and Information; II. Philosophical, Epistemological and Methodological implications; III. Organizational Implications; IV. Global and Ethical Implications. The papers in Part I can be said to approach the phenomenon of complexity at a very basic level. Here the issues being addressed revolve around the very fundamental question of why the complexity sciences are so important: What are the most fundamental lessons to be learned from studying complex systems? Papers included in Part II engage in a broader, philosophical investigation of some of the most general ontological, epistemological and methodological implications of the complexity approach, showing how very old questions are currently being reformulated and/or reinterpreted
Cline, AnnA Hut of One's Own: Life Outside the Circle of Architecture0-262-53150-XPhilosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in Nature"In A Hut of One's Own we will take a stroll through these borderlands that surround Architecture - a region of structures and ideas, a wasteland of heterodoxy defined simultaneously by its proximity to Architecture and its proximity to everything else. On our way we will discover simple structures..."belongs to Sarah Womer
Corum, NathanielBuilding a Straw Bale House: The Red Feather Construction Handbook1-56898-514-2Sustainable Architecture"Building a Straw Bale House offers more than just a construction manual for the would-be straw bale builder - it presents the story of Red Feather Development Group, a volunteer-based organization founded in 1994 that develops and builds straw bale houses for American Indians."
Daniels, KlausLow-Tech Light-Tech High-Tech: Building in the Information Age3-7643-6329-0Technology/Engineering in Architecture"Building is sustainable if it employs the most advanced technologies of the present, while at the same time justifying their use in architectural solutions that not only meet the economic interests of the clients, but also the aesthetic concerns of the architects, the changing social needs of the users and the ecological challenges facing humanity in the future."
David Suzuki, Wayne GradyTree: A Life Story978-1553651260BiographyTrees are among the oldest living organisms on the planet; the oldest tree in North America, a bristlecone pine, may be 4,600 years old. Suzuki and Grady's engaging "biography" covers 700 years in the life of a Pacific Northwest Douglas fir. Each stage in the tree's life is placed not only within the context of history but also an ecological context. When the tree is 15 years old at the end of the Middle Ages, for example, the authors discuss Gutenberg and his printing press, as well as the Douglas fir's primitive form of pollination, by wind, which evolved before there were flying insects. The tree coexists with the pileated woodpecker, the painted suillus mushroom, the lungless salamander, and the bald eagle. After its seven centuries of life, the tree falls to the forest floor to serve as a "nurse log" to young hemlock trees. This happy melding of history, natural history, and biography is further enhanced by Robert Bateman's fine illustrations to create an instructive and graceful look at the interconnectedness of life.
de Rosnay, JoëlThe Symbiotic Man0-07-135744-0Information Technology/Systems"Human beings are gradually becoming the neurons of the Earth, integrated into the nervous system they have created...Now emerging in the most advanced industrial societies, this new being is the symbiotic human."
Dean, Angela M.Green by Design: Creating a Home for Sustainable Living1-58685-172-1Sustainable Architecture"Dare to dream," says architect Angela M. Dean, who specializes in green home design. In this book, she tells you the best way to achieve your dream of a sustainable home, including how to plan, pitfalls to avoid, and the numerous ways you can take advantage of natural resources and materials. There is no one-size-fits-all plan for designing a home, and this book includes plans and full-color photographs of more than a dozen case studies to show you how varied the solutions for successful sustainable homes can be. You'll also learn about the many materials and systems you can incorporate into your home so that it has less impact on the environment and provides a healthier living space for you and your family. The book provides information on: o Natural building materials o Renewable flooring o Gray water for landscaping o Local materials and labor o Energy-efficient systems o Passive solar design o Indoor air quality Packed with information and resources, Green by Design is the perfect book for anyone interested in creating a home for sustainable living.
Devuyst, Hens and De LannoyHow Green is the City? Sustainability Assessment and the Management of Urban Environments0-231-11803-1CitiesUrban lifestyles characterized by high consumption levels, exuberant use of natural resources, excessive production of waste, a widening gap between rich and poor, and rapid growth of global population pose a major problem for the future survival of our species. Urban development must therefore meet the needs of the present generations without compromising the needs of future generations
Diamond, JaredCollapse: How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed978-0143117001Environmental, Anthropological HistoryIn the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond chronicled the rise of human civilizations since the Ice Age. This time, he turns over the log and probes the rotted side--the demise of once-productive societies such as the Maya, Easter Islanders and Greenland Norse. He also sounds the alarm on environmental practices undermining modern societies, including China, Russia, Australia and the United States. Narrator Murney has his work cut out for him, even though this audiobook is abridged. The narrative, which spans the globe and the ages, is dense, overwhelmingly so at times. Diamond parses myriad ecological, geographical and biological impacts, from weather patterns to deforestation to sperm count. But Murney rises to the occasion. His engagement never flags, and he strikes all the proper notes of concern and warning. The delivery feels effortless, his tone a blend of newsreel narrator and professor-at-the-lectern. Diamond teaches geography at UCLA, and his prose style, unsurprisingly, contains shades of the lecture hall. In fact, given such abundant and oft-alarming information, listeners may feel the urge to take notes for the final exam. Though grounding materials such as photographs and maps would have made this audiobook easier to follow, their absence is a minor fault in an overall fine production.
Dörner, DietrichThe Logic of Failure: Recognizing and Avoiding Error in Complex Situations0-201-47948-6Philosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in Nature...identifies the roots of catastrophe, the small, perfectly sensible steps that set the stage for disaster. In incisive analysis of real-life situations and often hilarious computer simulations he helps all those involved in any kind of strategic planning recognize and avoid such logical yet devastating errors."
Drew, Philip100 Architects - 10 Critics0-7148-441-1Architectural ReferenceWho are the world's most exciting up-and-coming architects? 10 x 10_2 has 100 definitive answers, provided by 10 influential curators, educators and architects—including Zaha Hadid, Toshiko Mori, and Kurt Foster. Each featured architect is allotted four generously sized, photo-rich pages, with concise yet informative texts.
Duany, Andres and Speck, Jeff with Lydon, MikeThe Smart Growth Manual9780071376754CitiesIn the Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thourough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they adress the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and a broad array of best practices.
Earth Pledge FoundationSustainable Architecture White Papers0-9675009-1-2CitiesA remarkable collection of vibrant and diverse readings, Sustainable Architecture White Papers explores the critical link between our built and natural environments.
Earth Pledge FoundationSustainable Cuisine White Papers0-9675099-0-4Sustainable Individual Choices"...A collection of 39 essays on the link between food quality, environmental issues and culinary traditions."
Editors of Phaidon PressArchitektur des 20.Jahrhunderts3-8228-0265-4Architectural ReferenceThis book is a survey of architecture in the Twentieth Century. Its focus is on the great buildings of Northern Europe and United States. It is a greatest hit collection of the century's most iconic buildings.
Esty, Daniel C. and Winston, Andrew S.Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage978-0-300-11997-8Economics"No executive can afford to ignore the Green Wave sweeping the business world. This book shows how to make sustainability a core element of strategy - and profit from it."
Fredston, JillRowing to Latitude: Journeys Along the Arctic's Edge978-0865476554Earth AppreciationGrowing up in a house on the waters of Long Island, Fredston started rowing at the age of ten, when she got her first rowboat. She and her husband, Doug Fesler, are avalanche experts and codirectors of the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, but during the summer months they explore the desolate reaches of the North, traveling under their own power in oceangoing skulls and kayaks. This is the story of their 20,000-mile water journeys through Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Spitsbergen, and Norway. The pair sees the world pass by in reverse as they row, backwards, down remote rivers and along barren, rugged shorelines. They travel along many of the same routes that Jonathan Waterman detailed in Arctic Crossing (LJ 4/15/01), but Fredston focuses more on the trip and only respectfully mentions contacts with the indigenous people and their culture. Like Waterman, the couple encounters fierce storms, ever-present mosquitoes, and abundant wildlife, but Fredston maintains that it is worth facing all this adversity in order to see and experience the natural beauty of the North. Enjoyable and well written, this first book is sure to be popular in public libraries.
Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (2E)0-374-29279-5Economics"...Friedman at once shows 'how and why globalization has now shifted into warp drive' (Robert Wright, Slate) and brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering scene unfolding before their eyes."
George, BillAuthentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value978-0787975289Business, LeadershipGeorge, a former Medtronic CEO, sets the tone early in his book: "Somewhere along the way we lost sight of the imperative of selecting leaders that create healthy corporations for the long term." It would be wonderful if George then provided readers hungry for change with a blueprint for how this could happen; alas, such is not the case. George's thesis - too many CEOs think only in the short term and of the stock price, eventually losing a company's focus in the hurtling pursuit of all Street validation - is not a bad one. His proposal: a call for "authentic leadership," that is, finding a leader who doesn't try to emulate the greats, because such copycatting will never result in authenticity or honest leadership. It all gets a bit fuzzy at times, and George (who BusinessWeek recognized as a top-25 manager in 1998) relies far too much on his experience at Medtronic, a medical technology producer. Although George's company seems a good example of what he's talking about (he once made headlines by boldly declaring "Shareholders come third," after customers and employees), there's not a rigor9ous enough attempt here to make that example universally applicable. Though superbly moral and inspiring, this volume is not as helpful as it could be.
Ghiselin, BrewsterThe Creative Process - A Revealing Study of Genius at Work: A Symposium
Ghiselin, Michael T.Metaphysics and the Origin of Species0-7914-3468-0Philosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in Nature"This sweeping discussion of the philosophy of evolutionary biology is based on the author's revolutionary idea that species are not kinds of organisms but wholes composed of organisms - individuals in the broadest ontological sense."
Gladwell, MalcolmThe Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference978-0316346627Environmental AwarenessThe premise of this facile piece of pop sociology has built-in appeal: little changes can have big effects; when small numbers of people start behaving differently, that behavior can ripple outward until a critical mass or "tipping point" is reached, changing the world. Gladwell's thesis that ideas, products, messages and behaviors "spread just like viruses do" remains a metaphor as he follows the growth of "word-of-mouth epidemics" triggered with the help of three pivotal types. These are Connectors, sociable personalities who bring people together; Mavens, who like to pass along knowledge; and Salesmen, adept at persuading the unenlightened. (Paul Revere, for example, was a Maven and a Connector). Gladwell's applications of his "tipping point" concept to current phenomena--such as the drop in violent crime in New York, the rebirth of Hush Puppies suede shoes as a suburban mall favorite, teenage suicide patterns and the efficiency of small work units--may arouse controversy. For example, many parents may be alarmed at his advice on drugs: since teenagers' experimentation with drugs, including cocaine, seldom leads to hardcore use, he contends, "We have to stop fighting this kind of experimentation. We have to accept it and even embrace it." While it offers a smorgasbord of intriguing snippets summarizing research on topics such as conversational patterns, infants' crib talk, judging other people's character, cheating habits in schoolchildren, memory sharing among families or couples, and the dehumanizing effects of prisons, this volume betrays its roots as a series of articles for the New Yorker, where Gladwell is a staff writer: his trendy material feels bloated and insubstantial in book form.
Gonzales, LaurenceDeep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why978-0393326154Human SurvivalWhat impels people to risk their lives by climbing mountains or deep-sea diving? What confluence of forces leads to drastic accidents? Why do some people survive disasters while others perish? A renowned journalist intrigued with risk, Gonzales conducts an in-depth and engrossing inquiry into the dynamics of survival. Relating one hair-raising true story after another about wilderness adventures gone catastrophically wrong and other calamities, Gonzales draws on sources as diverse and compelling as the Stoic philosophers and neuroscience to elucidate the psychological, physiological, and spiritual strengths that enable certain individuals to avoid fatal panic and make that crucial "transition from victim to survivor." People who survive being lost or adrift at sea, for instance, pay close attention to their surroundings and respect the wild. Gonzales also notes that survivors think of others, either helping a fellow sufferer or rallying to outsmart death in order to spare loved ones anguish. The study of survival offers an illuminating portal into the human psyche, and Gonzales, knowledgeable and passionate, is a compelling and trustworthy guide.
Gore, AlOur Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis978-1-59486-734-7Earth & Population"Our Choice gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis. It is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action--not only on an individual basis but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now connects us."
Gossel, Peter & Leuthauser, GabrieleArchitekturArchitectural ReferenceThe architecture of Walter Gropius.
Greene, BrianThe Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality978-0375727207PhysicsString theory is a recent development in physics that, by positing that all which exists is composed of infinitesimally small vibrating loops of energy, seeks to unify Einstein's theories and those of quantum mechanics into a so-called "theory of everything." In 1999, Greene, one of the world's leading physicists, published The Elegant Universe (Norton), a popular presentation of string theory that became a major bestseller and, last fall, a highly rated PBS/Nova series. The strength of the book resided in Greene's unparalleled (among contemporary science writers) ability to translate higher mathematics (the language of physics) and its findings into everyday language and images, through adept use of metaphor and analogy, and crisp, witty prose. The same virtues adhere to this new book, which offers a lively view of human understanding of space and time, an understanding of which string theory is an as-yet unproven advance. To do this, Greene takes a roughly chronological approach, beginning with Newton, moving through Einstein and quantum physics, and on to string theory and its hypotheses (that there are 11 dimensions, ten of space and one of time; that there may be an abundance of parallel universes; that time travel may be possible, and so on) and imminent experiments that may test some of its tenets. None of this is easy reading, mostly because the concepts are tough to grasp and Greene never seems to compromise on accuracy. Eighty-five line drawings ease the task, however, as does Greene's felicitous narration; most importantly, though, Greene not only makes concepts clear but explains why they matter. He opens the book with a discussion of Camus's The Myth of Sisyphus, setting a humanistic tone that he sustains throughout. This is popular science writing of the highest order, with copious endnotes that, unlike the text, include some math.
Gropius, Walter An Architect in the Tropics983-99405-1-1Architectural Reference"Shortly after an academic discipline of marked European tradition and architectural schooling based on the Modern Movement, which resulted in a predominantly Mediterranean architecture (flat roofs, white walls, controlled openings), I found myself in a tropical country where these forms were not adaptable. I therefore began a search that would gradually lead me to understand my new reality, that is to say, an architecture that would pioneer a new way to design in the tropics."
Gunderson, Lance H. Resilience and the Behavior of Large-Scale Systems1-55963-971-7Philosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in Nature
Hargroves, Karlson and Smith, Michael H.The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century1-84407-340-8Economics"The authors present a bold vision for the future and demonstrate how we can get there, drawing on lessons of competitve advantage theory and the latest in sustainability, economics, innovation, business and governance theory and practice."
Hastings, RobertSolar Air Systems: Built Examples1-873936-85-0Sustainable ArchitectureThis built examples handbook demonstrates built examples of Solar Air Systems in Europe. Detailed drawings of the buildings and systems are shown as well as process. Main terminology is defined. Both residential and commercial structural systems are displayed. Tips are offered regarding the construction and how to avoid problems.
Hastings, Robert and Wall, MariaSustainable Solar Housing (Vol. 2): Exemplary Buildings and Technologies978-1-84407-800-4Technology/Engineering in Architecture"Volume 2 offers a detailed analysis of exemplary buildings in different European countries and examines the various technologies employed to achieve their remarkable performance. Aided by clear, full colour illustrations, it offers invaluable insights into the application of the technologies."
Hastings, Robert and Wall, MariaSustainable Solar Housing (Vol.1): Strategies and Solutions978-1-84407-799-1Technology/Engineering in Architecture"Volume 1 presents strategies and solutions, offering the reader a solid basis for developing concepts, considering environmental and economic concerns for housing projects in a variety of contexts."
Havemeyer, Horace IIIMetropolis: The Magazine of Architecture and Design0279-4977Sustainable ArchitectureMetropolis examines contemporary life through design—architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation. Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use. In looking for why design happens in a certain way, Metropolis explores the economic, environmental, social, cultural, political, and technological context. With its innovative graphic presentation and its provocative voice, Metropolis shows how richly designed our world can be.
Hawken, PaulGrowing a Business0-671-67164-2Economics"Using examples like Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream, and University National Bank of Palo Alto, California, Hawken shows that the successful business is an expression of an individual person."
Hawken, PaulThe Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability0-887-30704-3Economics"Environmentalists usually assume business is the enemy and vice versa. If Hawken is right, and he's got a good track record, the environmental perspective is the only way business will prosper, and business may be the only way to achieve a healthy planet."
Hegger, Fuchs, Stark, ZeumerEnergie Atlas: Nachhalitige Architektur978-3764383855Sustainable ArchitectureWhile the efficiency and Nachhaltigkeits offensive in most sectors in full swing, is building so that still at the beginning, economically and ecologically. The policy on global, European and national level, this deficit now increasingly and try it by legal requirements and laws such as EnEV and Energiepass, eco-balancing, Gebäudezertifizierungen compensate and competitions.
Heinberg, RichardThe Wisdom of Crowds0-385-72170-6Earth & PopulationIn this fascinating book, New Yorker business columnist James Surowiecki examines a deceptively simple idea: Large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant - better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.
Henrique, Adrian and Richardson, JulieThe Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? 1-84407-015-8EconomicsThe concept of the 'triple bottom line' (TBL) - the idea that business activity can simultaneously deliver financial, social and environmental benefits - was introduced in the early 1990s. A decade on, The Triple Bottom Line: Does it All Add Up? brings together the world's leading experts on corporate responsibility to asses the implications, benefits and limitations of the TBL."
Hough, MichaelCities and Natural Processes0-415-12198-1CitiesMichael Hough describes how economic and technological values have squeezed any real sense of nature out of the modern city. This has led to a divisive separation of countryside and city, wasted resources, and shaped an urban aesthetic sharply at odds with both nature and society.
Johnson, StevenEmergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software0-684-86875-XInformation Technology/Systems"Emergence is what happens when an interconnected system of relatively simple elements self-organizes to form more intelligent, more adaptive higher-level behavior."
Johnson, StevenEverything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter978-1594481949Pop CultureWorried about how much time your children spend playing video games? Don't be, advises Johnson—not only are they learning valuable problem-solving skills, they'd probably do better on an IQ test than you or your parents could at their age. Go ahead and let them watch more television, too, since even reality shows can function as "elaborately staged group psychology experiments" to stimulate rather than pacify the brain. With the same winning combination of personal revelation and friendly scientific explanation he displayed in last year's Mind Wide Open, Johnson shatters the conventional wisdom about pop culture as pabulum, showing how video games, television shows and movies have become increasingly complex. Furthermore, he says, consumers are drawn specifically to those products that require the most mental engagement, from small children who can't get enough of their favorite Disney DVDs to adults who find new layers of meaning with each repeated viewing of Seinfeld. Johnson lays out a strong case that what we do for fun is just as educational in its way as what we study in the classroom (although it's still worthwhile to encourage good reading habits, too). There's an important message here for every parent—one they should hear from the source before savvy kids (especially teens) try to take advantage of it.
Kennedy, DonaldState of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures - From Consumerism to Sustainability978-0-393-33726-6Earth & Population"...50+ renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world's leading institutions - education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements - to reorient cultures toward sustainability."
Kolarevic, Branko and Malkawi, Ali M.Performative Architecture: Beyond Instrumentality0-415-70083-3Technology/Engineering in Architecture"...Discusses an emerging approach to architecture in which building performance is a guiding design principle. This architecture places broadly defined performance above or on par with form making; it utilizes digital technologies of quantitative and qualitative performance-based simulation to offer a comprehensive new approach to the design of the built environment."
Lerum, VidarHigh-Performance Building978-0-471-77535-5Technology/Engineering in Architecture"High-Performance Building gives architects a practical guide to excellent, sustainable design, showing how to analyze and evaluate the buildings 'as built.' Taking a hands-on view of sustainability, the author provides designers with specific benchmarks for high-performance and energy efficiency."
Malin, NadavGreen Source: The Magazine of Sustainable Design1930-9848Sustainable ArchitectureGreenSource is developed with a process similar to the integrated design process undertaken for sustainable buildings.
Margulis, LynnSymbiotic Planet - A New Look at Evolution0-465-07272-0BiomimicryLynn Margulis shows that symbiosis, which simply means members of different species living in physical contact with one another, is critical to the origins of evolutionary novelty. Ranging from bacteria to the living Earth itself, Margulis explains the symbiotic origins of many of evolution's most important innovations.
McDonough & BraungartCradle to Cradle0-86547-587-3Sustainable Individual Choicesbelongs to Sarah Womer
McHarg, Ian L.Design with Nature0-471-55797-8BiomimicryDescribed as a "user's manual for our world", Design with Nature offers a practical blueprint for a new, healthier relationship between the built environment and nature. In doing so, it provides nothing less than the scientific, technical, and philosophical foundations for a mature civilization that will "replace the polluted, bulldozed, machine-dominated, dehumanized, explosion-threatened world that is even now disintegrating and disappearing before our eyes."11/07/10 not on shelf
McHarg, Ian L.Conversations with Students978-1568986203Architectural DesignOne of the legendary figures in twentieth-century landscape design, Ian McHarg transformed the fields of landscape architecture and planning through his personal methodology, his unique curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania, and his own inspired writing. In classic texts such as his landmark 1969 book Design with Nature, McHarg painted an incredibly rich and exuberant picture of the organic world while conjuring up a vision of a more wholesome and productive metropolis. In this new entry in the popular Conversations with Students series, we are proud to make McHarg's never-before-in-print lecture "Collaboration with Nature" available for the first time. Captured on tape in the 1970s, the lecture is the sequel to Design with Nature. This is a must-read for anyone in the fields of landscape architecture, environmental science, and urban planning.
McKay, Kim and Bonnin, JennyTrue Green Home: 100 Inspirational Ideas for Creating a Green Environment at Home978-1-4262-0399-2Sustainable Architecture"The 100 tips in True Green Home will give you all the inspiration and guidance you need to create a beautiful home, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint."
Meadows, Donella and Dennis and Randers, JorgenLimits To Growth: The 30 Year Update978-1-931498-58-6Earth & PopulationUpdated for the second time since 1992, this book, by a trio of professors and systems analysts, offers a pessimistic view of the natural resources available for the world's population. Using extensive computer models based on population, food production, pollution and other data, the authors demonstrate why the world is in a potentially dangerous "overshoot" situation. Put simply, overshoot means people have been steadily using up more of the Earth's resources without replenishing its supplies. The consequences, according to the authors, may be catastrophic: "We... believe that if a profound correction is not made soon, a crash of some sort is certain. And it will occur within the lifetimes of many who are alive today." After explaining overshoot, the book discusses population and industrial growth, the limits on available resources, pollution, technology and, importantly, ways to avoid overshoot. The authors do an excellent job of summarizing their extensive research with clear writing and helpful charts illustrating trends in food consumption, population increases, grain production, etc., in a serious tome likely to appeal to environmentalists, government employees and public policy experts.
Minke, Gernot and Friedemann MahlkeBuilding with Straw: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture3-7643-7171-4Sustainable ArchitectureBuilding with straw bales is a technique pioneered a century ago in North America. Straw is a renewable resource with excellent insulating properties. It is a cheap and easy to use option for self-builders, and even large scale structures can be erected using timber framework filled with straw.
Mollison, BillPermaculture: A Designer's Manual0-908228-01-5Biomimicry"...Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning 'disabilities' that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations--ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire.
Monte, Christohper F.Beneath the Mask: An Introduction to Theories of Personality (2E)0-03-049016-2Philosphy/Psychology/Metaphysics in NatureWhile the conventional wisdom condemns it as an environmental nightmare, Manhattan is by far the greenest place in America, argues this stimulating eco-urbanist manifesto. According to Owen (Sheetrock and Shellac), staff writer at the New Yorker, New York City is a model of sustainability: its extreme density and compactness—and horrifically congested traffic—encourage a carfree lifestyle centered on walking and public transit; its massive apartment buildings use the heat escaping from one dwelling to warm the ones adjoining it; as a result, he notes, New Yorkers' per capita greenhouse gas emissions are less than a third of the average American's. The author attacks the powerful anti-urban bias of American environmentalists like Michael Pollan and Amory Lovins, whose rurally situated, auto-dependent Rocky Mountain Institute he paints as an ecological disaster area. The environmental movement's disdain for cities and fetishization of open space, backyard compost heaps, locavorism and high-tech gadgetry like solar panels and triple-paned windows is, he warns, a formula for wasteful sprawl and green-washed consumerism. Owen's lucid, biting prose crackles with striking facts that yield paradigm-shifting insights. The result is a compelling analysis of the world's environmental predicament that upends orthodox opinion and points the way to practical solutions.
Murcutt, GlennTouch This Earth Lightly1-875989-98-6Architecture Reference"For Glenn Murcutt, architecture involves 'solving the problem beautifully'. In this book Murcutt, in conversation with architectural historian Philip Drew, gives in his own words the first complete account of his ideas about nature and architecture, and tells how these grew out of his unusual childhood."
Newman, Peter and Isabella JenningsCities as Sustainable Ecosystems: Principles and Practices1-59726-188-2CitiesCities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment, and how cities themselves can be planned with nature's organizing principles in mind. 11/07/10 not on shelf
OswaltWohltemperierte Architektur3-78880-7533-3Sustainable Architecture
Owen, DavidGreen Metropolis: Why living smaller, living closer, and driving less are the keys to sustainability1594488827Cities"David Owen advances the provacative argument that the asphalt jungle is greener than the places where most Americans live. A hard-hitting book that punctures many eco-balloons."- Wiltold Rybczynski
Perkins, JohnConfessions of an Economic Hit Man1-57675-301-8Economics"This extraordinary real-life tale exposes international intrigue, corruption, and little-known government and corporate activities that have dire consequences for American democracy and the world."
Pollan MichaelThe Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals978-0-14-303858-0Sustainable Individual Choices"The question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore's Dilemma is changing the way Americans think about the politics, perils, and pleasures."
Powers, WilliamWhispering in the Giant's Ear: A Frontline Chronicle from Bolivia's War on Globalization1-59691-103-4Economics"Whispering in the Giant's Ear gracefully weaves memoir, travel, history, and reportage into an unforgettable chronicle of a nation attempting to engage the world without losing its soul."
Reiser and UmemotoAtlas of Novel Tectonics1-56898-554-1Physics Sustainable ArchitectureArchitects Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto have been generating some of the most provocative thinking in the field for nearly twenty years. With Atlas of Novel Tectonics, Reiser+Umemoto hone in on the many facets of architecture and illuminate their theories with great thought and simplicity. The Atlas is organized as an accumulation of short chapters that address the workings of matter and force, material science, the lessons of art and architectural history, and the influence of architecture on culture (and vice versa). Reiser+Umemoto see architectural design as a series of problem situations, and each chapter is an argument devoted to a specific condition or case.
Richardson, PhyllisXS: Big Ideas, Small Buildings978-0-7893-0642-5Sustainable Architecture"This book is a celebration of the little things in life, those unexpected objects that make us momentarily pause to ponder their meaning, or simply to appreciate the elegance of their creation. From the spectrum of functions and styles of these buildings, it is utterly clear that size imposes no limits on creativity and utility is no constraint to beauty."
Roberts, JenniferGood Green Homes: Designing Better Homes for a Healthier Planet1-58685-179-9Sustainable ArchitectureGood Green Homes is the guide to creating better homes that are healthier to live in, easier on the environment, more valuable over the long-term, and more delightful to come home to.
Rothenberg, David Hand's End 0-520-08055-6BiomimicryHand's End provides a historical overview of Western philosophical thought about the interrelationship of technology and nature....For all concerned about our planet and humankind's ability to find a sustainable future, Rothenberg extends his hand and mind in affirmation of a more beneficial technology.
Sachs, Jeffrey D. The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities of Our Time0-14-303-658-0EconomicsA landmark exploration of the roots of economic prosperity and the escape from extreme poverty for the world's poorest citizens.
Savitz, Andrew W. with Weber, KarlThe Triple Bottom Line: How Today's Best-Run Companies Are Achieving Economic, Social, and Enviromental Sucess- and How You Can Too0-7879-7907-4EconomicsThe Triple Bottom Line is the groundbreaking book that charts the rise of sustainability within the business world and shows how and why financial success increasingly goes hand in hand with social and environmental achievements . Andrew Savitz chronicles both the real problems that companies face and the innovative solutions that can come from sustainably, His is a hard line approach to Bottom-Line fundamentals that is are-making companies around the globe
Schittich, ChristianIn Detail: Building Skins - Concepts, Layers, Materials3-7643-6465-3Technology/Engineering in Architecture"...The wide-ranging aspects of facade design are discussed. Focusing on the choice of materials and their application, the aesthetic qualities and the technical possibilities are presented in carefully selected international examples."
Schittich, ChristianIn Detail: Building Skins - New Enlarged Edition3-7643-7640-6Technology/Engineering in Architecture"...The wide-ranging aspects of facade design are discussed. Focusing on the choice of materials and their application, the aesthetic qualities and the technical possibilities are presented in carefully selected international examples."
Schittich, ChristianSingle Family Homes: Concepts, Planning, Construction3-7643-6328-2Sustainable ArchitectureThe private single-family house is by far the most popular form of housing, and because of its size, it is a popular project with architects. This book presents 16 international examples reviewing the most important aspects of construction, including the use of wood, steel, concrete. and brickwork which have all become established materials for this type of building.
Science MagazineScience Magazine's State of the Planet 2006-20071-59726-063-0Earth & Population"...A unique contribution that brings together leading environmental scientists and researchers to give readers a comprehensive yet accessible overview of current issues...This book is an invaluable guide for readers interested in environmental issues..."
Senge, Peter M.The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of Learning Organization0-385-51725Economics"This book is about designing sustainable human settlements, and preserving and extending natural systems. It covers aspects of designing and maintaining a cultivated ecology in any climate: the principles of design; design methods; understanding patterns in nature; climatic factors; water; soil; earthworks; techniques and strategies in the different climatic types; aquaculture; and the social, legal, and economic design of human settlement."
Sennett, RichardState of the World 2009: Into A Warming World978-0-393-33418-0Earth & Population"...Intended to inject new inspiration and energy into national and international climate negotiations by conveying the profound long-term consequences of the experiment we are now conducting with Earth's atmosphere, with an emphasis on the human and ecological effects of that transformation."
Sennett, RichardThe Conscience of the Eye: Design and Social Life of Cities0-393-30878-2Earth & PopulationFrom the assembly halls of Athens to the Turkish baths of NY's lower East Side, from eighteenth-century English gardens to the housing projects of Harlem - a study of the physical fabric of the city as a mirror of Western society and culture.
Snell, Clarke and Callahan, TimBuilding Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods1-57990-532-3Sustainable Architecture"Through clear descriptions and hundreds of detailed how-to photographs, the authors walk you through every construction stage of a 14x13-foot green building that incorporates four different alternative building methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood, and modified stick-frame."
Stanne, Stephen P., et al.The Hudson: An Illustrated Guide to the Living River0-8135-2271-4Miscellaneous"This is a book of elementary principles, providing an overview of the Hudson's natural and human histories...draws on the insights, research, and writing of, among others, historians, naturalists, scientists, and government officials."
Surowiecki, JamesState of the World 2008: Innovations for a Sustainable Economy978-0-393-33031-1Earth & Population"In a blazing path toward a world of sustainable economies, State of the World 2008 highlights the importance of innovation. This volume shows the next steps that must be taken in the business world, in the policy community, and by every one of us.'
Szokolay, Steven V. Introduction to Architectural Science: The Basis of Sustainable Design978-0-7506-5849-2Technology/Engineering in Architecture"Szokolay presents an accessible reference that provides a full understanding of the physical basis of architectural design while linking it directly to bioclimatic principles. The reader is shown not only how to design and control indoor environmental conditions such as heat, light and sound, but also how to create these required indoor conditions with little or no use of non-renewable energy."
Taimina, DianaCrocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes978-1-56881-452-0CraftsThis richly illustrated book discusses non-Euclidean geometry and the hyperbolic plane in an accessible way. The author provides instructions for how to crochet models of the hyperbolic plane, pseudosphere, and catenoid/helicoids. With this knowledge, the reader has a hands-on tool for learning the properties of the hyperbolic plane and negative curvature. The author also explores geometry and its historical connections with art, architecture, navigation, and motion, as well as the history of crochet, which provides a context for the significance of a physical model of a mathematical concept that has plagued mathematicians for centuries.
Thayer, Robert L.Gray World Green Heart: Technology, Nature, and the Sustainable Landscape0-471-57273-XTechnology/Engineering in Architecture"...From one of the leading advocates and theorists of the sustainable design movement comes a vibrant proclamation of purpose and a brilliant articulation of the theory and philosphy that underlie the movement and connect the concept of sustainability to broader environmental, cultural, and aesthetic trends."
The Earth Works Group30 Simple Energy Things You Can Do To Save The Earth-Sustainable Individual ChoicesIn this book, you'll find many simple things you can do to lighten your load on the environment. You'll learn tips for reducing your energy use and cutting your energy bills at the same time. By saving energy, you help preserve natural resources and create a healthier Earth for everyone to enjoy.
The Worldwatch InstituteEarth in the Balance1-59486-637-6Earth & PopulationA passionate and lifelong defender of the environment, Vice President Al Gore describes in this classic best-selling book how human actions and decisions can endanger or safeguard the vulnerable ecosystem that sustains us all. The book's groundbreaking analysis helped place the environment on the national agenda, summoning politicians, the media, and the public to attention and action.
The Worldwatch InstituteHot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How it Can Renew America0-374-16685-4Earth & PopulationFriedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11; and the global environmental crisis, which is affecting everything from food to fuel to forests. In this groundbreaking account of where we stand now, he shows us how the solutions to these two problems are linked - how we can restore the world and revive America at the same time.