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Media Prima and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, 2003, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #24892
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Werner, Frank R.
This work contains text in English and German. Julia Bolles-Wilson and Peter L Wilson have built a large number of striking, thoroughly detailed cultural and commercial buildings in recent years, all sharing the characteristic that they stubbornly resist superficial stylistic categorisation. Their buildings are articulated and positioned in an unmistakable way in their respective urban spaces, thanks to pointed breaks with rational space configurations, sculptural shapes for architectural silhouettes and the use of polychrome surfaces. 59pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" Tall.
ISBN: 393069851X
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Inventory #20039
Price: £ 18.00 GBP ($ 23.22 approx. - € 19.89 approx.)
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Potugali, Juval
Cities are often seen as symbols of order: the existence of city walls, fortified gates, palaces, temples, roads, pavements, highways, public institutions, city centers and residential areas is interpreted as indicating the existence of a central authority that plans and controls the city. On the other hand, the very same cities are also seen as symbols of chaos, disorder and spontaneous growth. The little winding streets and alleys, the mixture of physical structures, styles and human activities have often given the impression that cities, like forests, and other natural entities are organic structures - strange 'natural artefacts'. Tokyo is a good example for this dual nature of cities. When you first encounter it, you get the impression of chaos: old buildings with one or two storeys next to 30-, 40- or 50-storey skyscrapers; pedestrians, cars, trains moving in all directions, each with its own trajectory and so on. But then you realise that this seemingly chaotic structure provides a context for perfectly ordered human activities: trains leave and arrive as timetabled, their doors open at the exact points that are marked with yellow lines on the platforms, every morning after midnight fishermen bring their catch to Tokyo's big fish market, auctions are held, and by six o'clock in the morning this huge amount of sea food has already been distributed among thousands of restaurants all over the city. And if you look deeper you learn that the chaotic face of Tokyo is the pre-condition for its ordered and organised life. Complexity theory or self-organisation theory are umbrella terms for a set of theories that study the interplay between chaos and order. Originating in the sciences, these theories have been applied to the study of cities in the last three decades. They show that as in natural systems, in the artificial systems that we call cities, chaos and order do not stand in opposition to each other. Rather, they coexist in an ongoing interplay of circular causality: chaos is the precondition for new urban orders to emerge and then to reproduce themselves, whereas order and organisation set the boundaries within which chaotic structures and behaviours can take place.60pp.
Axel Menges, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9783936681277
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Inventory #20775
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 25.80 approx. - € 22.10 approx.)
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Chapman, David; Cowdell, Theo
In this text, the authors have examined the whole issue of the relationships between the public sector institutions and their various markets. They discuss how the public sector needs to fully understand the needs and motives of all its users before it can resource the many goods and services it provides and ensure ultimate user satisfaction. They describe how the application of market forces in the public sector is not solely about cost accounting but is significantly about the behaviour of individuals and groups in an informed society. The text recognises the complexity of the public sector and its markets. It uses a range of examples to demonstrate the applicability of appropriate marketing frameworks within the public sector context. 390pp. N.B. Corners slightly creased.
Pearson Education Limited, 1998, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0273623478
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Inventory #28926
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Schlant, Robert C.; Alexander, R. Wayne; Lipton, Martin J.
This atlas is an expansion of illustrations found in the eighth edition of "Hurst's the Heart". One page of introductory text accompanies each chapter, with legends briefly describing the illustrations. ECGs as well as radiologic images are included. 398pp.
McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division, 1996, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . Heavy Item Postage Quote. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0070550298
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Inventory #8349
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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