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Historical Earthquake-Resistant Timber Framing in the Mediterranean Area

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ISBN10 : 3319394924

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 468

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: This book presents a selection of the best papers from the HEaRT 2015 conference, held in Lisbon, Portugal, which provided a valuable forum for engineers and architects, researchers and educators to exchange views and findings concerning the technological history, construction features and seismic behavior of historical timber-framed walls in the Mediterranean countries. The topics covered are wide ranging and include historical aspects and examples of the use of timber-framed construction systems in response to earthquakes, such as the gaiola system in Portugal and the Bourbon system in southern Italy; interpretation of the response of timber-framed walls to seismic actions based on calculations and experimental tests; assessment of the effectiveness of repair and strengthening techniques, e.g., using aramid fiber wires or sheets; and modelling analyses. In addition, on the basis of case studies, a methodology is presented that is applicable to diagnosis, strengthening and improvement of seismic performance and is compatible with modern theoretical principles and conservation criteria. It is hoped that, by contributing to the knowledge of this construction technique, the book will help to promote conservation of this important component of Europe’s architectural heritage.

Are You Kiddin Me?

Author : Anirban Das,

ISBN10 : 9387022587

Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

Number of Pages : 216

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 467


Book Summary: Are You Kiddin’ Me? is a collection of humorous stories, with a medley of emotions and anecdotes from our everyday lives. From the aspirations of a wannabe entrepreneur, to the fate of the student who thinks he knows more than his teachers; from a young management trainee in love with his boss’s daughter to the out of body experience of an urban man. Each story has been carefully crafted to brighten up your day. The stories are unique, each with a subtle underlying message for the discerning reader wanting to read between the lines and find that elusive deeper meaning. These hilarious stories will not only entertain, but also inspire and motivate you to love more, live better and laugh louder. And yes, there is a deliciously wicked twist in each tale. PS: Don’t miss the footnotes.

Sometimes It Happens

Author : Karan Sharma,

ISBN10 : 9387022471

Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1232


Book Summary: What happens when two adults with a vast age difference fall in love? Gautam is a twenty-five-year-old upcoming professional and Roshni is a senior management member working in the same multinational bank. More than a decade apart in age, they cannot help but feel attracted towards each other. Can two people with such a vast age difference be compatible? Sometimes It Happens explores the fun and turmoil as they fall in love, get laughed at by their friends and then develop cold feet, thinking about the repercussions their age difference could have on their relationship. Will two practical people decide to listen to their hearts? Or will they listen to their mind to avert what may be the biggest blunder of their lives?

The Aussie Next Door

Author : Stefanie London

ISBN10 : 1640636692

Publisher : Entangled: Amara

Number of Pages : 350

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1410


Book Summary: "A sweet, sexy read, featuring a couple that feels both true-to-life and aspirational.” Kirkus Review, Starred Review American Angie Donovan has never wanted much. When you grow up getting bounced from foster home to foster home, you learn not to become attached to anything, anyone, or any place. But it only took her two days to fall in love with Australia. With her visa clock ticking, surely she can fall in love with an Australian—and get hitched—in two months. Especially if he’s as hot and funny as her next-door neighbor... Jace Walters has never wanted much—except a bathroom he didn’t have to share. The last cookie all to himself. And solitude. But when you grow up in a family of seven, you can kiss those things goodbye. He’s finally living alone and working on his syndicated comic strip in privacy. Sure, his American neighbor is distractingly sexy and annoyingly nosy, but she’ll be gone in a few months... Except now she’s determined to find her perfect match by checking out every eligible male in the town, and her choices are even more distracting. So why does it suddenly feel like he—and his obnoxious tight-knit family, and even these two wayward dogs—could be exactly what she needs? Each book in the Patterson's Bluff series is STANDALONE: * The Aussie Next Door * Her Aussie Holiday

I'm with the Band

Author : Pamela Des Barres,Dave Navarro

ISBN10 : 1556529961

Publisher : Chicago Review Press

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Over the next 10 years she had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others. She traveled with Led Zeppelin; lived in sin with Don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons, Ray Davies, and Frank Zappa. As a member of the GTO's, a girl group masterminded by Frank Zappa, she was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music. Warm, witty, and sexy, this kiss-and-tell–all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's most thrilling eras.

The Red Spy

Author : Abhishek Srivastava,

ISBN10 : 938702265X

Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

Number of Pages : 232

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 897


Book Summary: Arya is a young RAW recruit, pumped up about his first assignment as reinforcement to a veteran spymaster – Virat and his team. In a mind-boggling turn of events, Arya finds himself being interrogated by the very terrorist he is after – Mir. Barely has he escaped that he learns an excruciating fact about Virat and team. They have killed undercover agents of the CIA while hunting Mir. Hunted by the ruthless CIA, he can survive only using his wit and courage. On the run, declared rogue, he fights lone battles with enemy intelligence agencies. He creates a vivid deception, not only to throw CIA off the track, but also to get the actual traitor out in the open. He eventually gets his man, but then realizes that a much more devious plan is at work, with the real mastermind attempting to blacklist RAW as revenge for their role during Bangladesh liberation war of 1971. Arya evolves into the perfect weapon, but will he be in time to save RAW and his country’s repute? Or turn out to be a pawn in the game of master spies and espionage?

From Ashes To Dreams

Author : Rashmi Trivedi

ISBN10 :

Publisher : BlueRose Publishers

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1852


Book Summary: Sometimes life brings you at a crossroad, where you have no choice but to live every day as if it was your last one. Naina was at such a crossroad! An orphan, she did not have much to look forward to in life, until she fell in love. Love gave her wings and she started to fly, only to come crashing down as the wind beneath her wings turned into a storm. She tries putting an end to her now wretched existence, but fate has some other plans for her. She comes to know that she has limited time to live and decides to start living everyday instead of merely surviving. She lives every moment without worrying about the future she does not have or the past that could not be undone. She falls in love once again, this time with life! Will fate respect her fortitude?

Alumni of the Year

Author : Tomson Robert

ISBN10 : 1684668263

Publisher : Notion Press

Number of Pages : 156

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 301


Book Summary: Experience Dave’s journey. Dave is ambitious, has a demanding boss, and is struggling to balance work and life, especially the relationship with his five-year-old daughter. Dave cherishes the memories of his school days. However, due to an incident from the past, he hardly keeps in touch with his best friends. When Dave learns that his arch-rival from school is nominated for the prestigious Alumni of the Year Competition, he buys his way into the nomination by donating to the school library. Travel on a life-changing journey with Dave—from Dubai, to Goa, to Kochi—as he goes for the School Reunion function. See how he confronts his past, his ambitions, his fears, and discovers about what truly matters in life.

The House of the Seven Gables

Author : Nathaniel Hawthorne

ISBN10 : 0486115097

Publisher : Courier Corporation

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1019


Book Summary: Greedy Colonel Pyncheon builds his mansion on ill-gotten ground, setting the stage for generations of suffering. Years later, a country cousin and young boarder attempt to reverse the tide of misfortunes surrounding the house.


Author : Pervin Saket

ISBN10 : 8184956665

Publisher : Jaico Publishing House

Number of Pages : 298

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1059


Book Summary: Recapturing the mythical journey of love and longing in contemporary India Inspired by the story of Lakshman’s wife from Ramayana, Urmila traces a tale of rejection and a woman’s passionate search for love, rekindling questions of devotion and desire. The talented and passionate Urmila Karmarkar has recently married into a wealthy, politically connected family in suburban Mumbai. When Urmila’s brother-in-law is compelled to move to Dubai, her husband leaves her behind and chooses to follow him instead. Fuelled by this rejection, Urmila seeks solace in her art as she battles to keep her dreams of love and motherhood alive, waiting for her husband to return. Pervin Saket was shortlisted for the Random House India Writers’ Bloc award in 2013. Her fiction has appeared in Breaking the Bow: Speculative Fiction inspired by the Ramayana, The Asian Writer Collection, Earthen Lamp Journal and other works. Her collection of poetry, A Tinge of Turmeric, was published in 2008.

The Sinfulness of Sin

Author : Ralph Venning

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Ravenio Books

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Religion

Viewed : 319


Book Summary: This Puritan classic contains the following chapters: Introduction I. What Sin Is II. The Sinfulness of Sin III. The Witnesses Against Sin IV. The Application and Usefulness of the Doctrine of Sin’s Sinfulness Conclusion

Careful What U Wish for

Author : Neera Gupta,

ISBN10 : 9380349254

Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

Number of Pages : 216

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Neera Gupta grew up in Abu Dhabi U.A.E. she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery from India and then moved to Sydney. Whilst living in Sydney she gave up dentistry and made her entry into the corporate world. Alongside she acquired MBA from MGSM, a leading management school in Australia. Neera’s passion for writing has also seen her winning awards in school competitions. At the aga of 10, she even published three volumes of a children’s magazine called ‘Fun Times’ which she had the opportunity to present to then President of India, Late R.Venkataraman. Neera currently resides in Singapore where she’s working on her second book, ‘To Extract or Not To Extract’ Which is about her life in dental school. She has travelled to and lived in many countries. In her free time she enjoys painting, drumming, modeling, dancing and partying with her friends.

Stumbled Upon Destiny

Author : Jolsna Rajan,

ISBN10 : 9380349882

Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 569


Book Summary: Surprisingly, the modern-day arranged marriage institution is still in vogue. Girls and boys continue to give up their dreams for their parents’ happiness, yield to their family’s demands and end up snuffing all joy out of their lives. Some of these couples have the luck of the draw and a happy story to tell, finally. Others seek comfort in ‘compromise’. Yet others fall apart and eventually go their separate ways. Why do they part ways? Who is to blame? Vineet Hariharan and Meera Madhav, a couple trapped in a mismatched relationship, have decided to call it quits. The story begins with their relationship coming to an end. The story is narrated from both Vineet’s and Meera’s perspectives, with some scenes described from the point of view of both. Stumbled Upon Destiny is about their ‘loveless-marriage’ which gives rise to many issues - lack of communication, complacency, unresolved agruments...