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Wall, Deborah
Deborah Wall has written an exciting and useful hiking guide for the Southwest. Featuring Arizona, Nevada and California's most picturesque destinations, this book is not to be missed by outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. Filled with beautiful pictures and informative maps and guides, this book is the ultimate companion for any outdoor adventure. The author and editor of the guide have taken special care in selecting the most interesting and breath-taking hikes for feature in this book. Even non hikers will enjoy the vibrant narrative of Wall, as she draws you into her hiking adventures.N.B. Slight mark to front cover otherwise As New. 79pp.
Stephens Press LLC, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1932173285
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Inventory #23829
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Gullberg, Anders and Isaksson, Karolina
Traffic congestion in big cities is a growing problem, and in the Swedish capital of Stockholm a seven-month long trial period with congestion taxes was carried out in 2006. It has since been made a permanent system. In this book, the authors scrutinise and analyse the political and administrative processes of the first Swedish congestion experiment and its aftermath. The articles point to the fact that traffic policies are implemented for varying purposes, and differing interests can be premiered when designing congestion systems. The authors' analyses are mirrored against collective, international experiences and research. The authors describe the preoccupations, hopes and impressions that came along with the trial period, and how feelings fluctuated among the inhabitants of Stockholm before, during, and after the trial. The book shows how research can and should follow the general trends in societal developments closely. Flexibility is especially important in order to explain problems, and preventing gossip and preconceived ideas from gaining a foothold. The authors hope to provide tools for avoiding the pitfalls, and that the successes of the Stockholm Trial will be repeated in other contexts. 314pp.
Nordic Academic Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First British Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9789185509232
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Inventory #22918
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Schultz, Anne-Catrin
At the time San Francisco International Airport opened as Mills Field Municipal Airport of San Francisco in 1927, most of the San Francisco Peninsula was pasture land. Over the years, new terminals and hangars were built to satisfy the demand of increased air traffic. Beginning with a small administration building of residential character including horizontal wood siding and red cedar shingles, the airport advanced to the larger San Francisco Airport Administration Building. After continuous growth, in 2000 the airport was reorganised and expanded into the vast, structurally iconic new International Terminal. The new building acts as a gateway between land and air, offering a recognisable image to arriving and leaving passengers. It is organised over five levels, making it America's first mid-rise terminal. It receives multiple modes of transportation - linking cars, buses, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system and the internal light-rail system. According to Craig Hartman, design architect with SOM, the terminal is 'founded upon the qualities of light and lightness'. He says of the new roof: 'We conceived of it as a floating, sheltering plane and as a symbol'. The building's position above several lanes of traffic required a 380-foot long span between the central columns - essentially the building is a bridge. Thus the building itself is in a state of lift-off, offering the first step into the air for departure or a transition space for arrival before the traveller really gets back to the ground. The terminal is built on friction-pendulum base insulators that allow it to swing in the event of an earthquake. The roof trusses' shape evokes many possible associations, the rolling Bay Area hills, the wings of airplanes, a bird in flight - all images not unusual inspirations for airport designs, though in this case especially elegantly achieved.Slight fading to d/j spine.
Edition Axel Menges, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783932565649
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Inventory #19553
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 26.40 approx. - € 23.20 approx.)
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Fra Elbertus (Elbert Hubbard)
Suede binding with yapp edges, silk pastedowns,gilt title to leather label on front cover.Modern custom made cloth covered clam shell box with paper title label on spine.167pp.
The Roycrofters, 1901, Suede, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #21692
Price: £ 65.00 GBP ($ 85.80 approx. - € 75.40 approx.)
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Edited By Pascual, Anna Garcia
Doors with stained glass and decorated spaces with stained glass windows. All manufactured with the latest technologies and the up-to-date material. A variety of ideas and solutions in the decoration world for the professionals and the craftsmen of today. Full-colour photographs with graphics and additional sketches with an elaborated technical text. Text in Spanish and English. 95pp.
Idea Books, 2002, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 8482362135
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Inventory #26402
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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