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Nash,Mike
Showing why Prince George is a truly special place to call home, visit, or use as a staging point for British Columbia's northern hinterland, this guidebook encourages exploration of the city and the surrounding area, with an accent on self-discovery. The rivers, treed escarpments, abundant green spaces, and surrounding backcountry are waiting to be explored winter and summer. Urban walks and wilderness hikes mix with interesting facts, historic memories and practical information.280pp.
Rocky Mountain Books,Canada, 2004, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1894765494
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Inventory #10977
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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Edited By Halachmi, Arie and Bouckaert, Geert
This volume deals with concepts relating to public productivity through quality and strategic management. It is suggested that quality is not a simple or single concept: it can mean compliance with pre-determined specifications of processes or outputs; it can mean assessment of outcomes or gatekeeping - in other words, assuring the quality of the inputs. There are obvious parallels with measuring productivity - if you cannot get good handles on outputs, then use inputs. This problem of the simple becoming complicated was understood by the Japanese at the inception of their "productivity movement". Having carefully analyzed how Europe had adopted and adapted American productivity techniques and approaches, and being faced with a turbulent system of industrial relations and a poor quality image, the initiators of the Japanese productivity movement came to the conclusion that, at least, a cease-fire and, at best, a treaty had to be negotiated between organized labour, management and government. The resulting 1955 productivity principles are addressed in this book. 271pp.
IOS Press, 1995, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9051991894
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Inventory #22978
Price: £ 60.00 GBP ($ 72.00 approx. - € 63.60 approx.)
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Sack, Manfred
This text is in English and German. Shortly after the navy had given up its Flensburg Fjord base, a group of developers acquired the site which comprises 7 hectares of land and 5.5 hectares of water. The group developed an urban quarter here and called it 'Sonwik', from the north Frisian words 'Son' (sun) and 'Wik' (bay). Its principal attraction is a housing estate, unique in Germany, which consists of 20 water-houses painted in vibrant colour. They are placed in loose series on a right angle by a jetty, at the same time forming the outer framework for a large marina for 400 sailing boats and yachts. Most of the former navy buildings on the wide green promenade have now been converted for civilian use - under the eyes of the monument-protection authorities and with great skill and sensitivity. The red brick buildings date from the first third of the 20th century, and now accommodate apartments, offices, shops, cafes and businesses related to water sports. The row of buildings is about 500m long, and is complemented, in urban development terms, by two taller buildings that at the same time mark the unmistakable entrance to this attractive site. They were designed by the Hamburg architects APB, who won the competition for them. However, the special feature are the 20 houses standing in the water, designed by the Flensburg practice of Asmussen & Partner. Each of them was built on a reinforced concrete platform placed about 2m above water level, using a two-storey timber-post structure. The owners were able to structure their own floor plans and equally - following a canon established as a matter of principle - the size and position of some windows. In addition to the roof terrace and private mooring 'cellar', the striking characteristic of these buildings are their colours - red, blue, orange and yellow - which are visible from a great distance. 59pp
Edition Axel Menges, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 9783932565618
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Inventory #20022
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Vickers, Jill
Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United States. The main argument is that race is a defining characteristic of politics and has played, and continues to play, a central role in the political systems of present-day societies. This is a book that inserts race as a core element in the political science paradigm, as it addresses the questions of why and how race became a central aspect of contemporary politics.222pp.
The Golden Dog Press, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0919614922
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Inventory #18002
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Mitchell, Henry
Essays extol the seasons, gardens, and the natural world, and include observations and advice on gardening. Slight mark on inside front cover. Edges very slightly creased. 244pp.
Mariner Books, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0395957680
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Inventory #22473
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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