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Happy by Design

Author : ,

ISBN10 : 100072672X

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Architecture

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Book Summary: Can good design truly make us happier? Given that we spend over 80% of our time in buildings, shouldn’t we have a better understanding of how they make us feel? This book explores the ways in which buildings, spaces and cities affect our moods. It reveals how architecture and design can make us happy and support mental health and explains how poor design can have the opposite effect. Presented through a series of easy-to-understand design tips and accompanied by beautiful diagrams and illustrations, Happy by Design is a fantastic resource for architects, designers and students, or for anybody who would like to better understand the relationship between buildings and happiness.

Love by Design

Author : Christine Johnson

ISBN10 : 146038153X

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Romance Takes Flight Jen Fox won't let anyone stand in her way of joining the first flight expedition to the North Pole. Even if the person trying to take her seat is the dashing world-famous stunt pilot Dan Wagner. Being on that flight crew would fulfill her father's last wish for her. And Dan should know better than to unseat the dressmaker's determined daughter. When Dan arrives in Michigan, he's intrigued by the offer to fly over the North Pole. He needs the money, even if it means taking the spot from the driven—and attractive—Miss Fox. Yet their strictly business relationship hits turbulence when they realize they both wish for something more personal… The Dressmaker's Daughters: Pursuing their dreams a stitch at a time

Premium by Design

Author : Marco Bevolo,Alex Gofman

ISBN10 : 1317076184

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 334

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: There are luxuries that most of us will never be able to afford in a lifetime, but just off the shores of the moneyed is a huge, fast growing, land of premium value which inspires people to get there, even if they need to stretch their budget to reach it. Premium by Design is a thoroughly researched, well argued and well presented study that identifies how global business leaders have succeeded in achieving margins by design. Thanks to original tools and processes, this book shows how you might also succeed. It is about better, but reachable and real, products and services. The book features insights from the world of customer science and design research. The key challenge for the world today is finding out how sustainable is the underlying process that is driving this apparent desire for more and more indulgent material possessiveness? This book might not have all the answers, but it will provoke and trigger a long overdue debate in the premium and image driven industries about tomorrow's values. As a result it is a must read for anyone in this market, or aspiring to it.

City at the Edge of Forever

Author : Peter Lunenfeld

ISBN10 : 0525561943

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 336

Category : History

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Book Summary: An engaging account of the uniquely creative spirit and bustling cultural ecology of contemporary Los Angeles How did Los Angeles start the 20th century as a dusty frontier town and end up a century later as one of the globe's supercities - with unparalleled cultural, economic, and technological reach? In City at the Edge of Forever, Peter Lunenfeld constructs an urban portrait, layer by layer, from serendipitous affinities, historical anomalies, and uncanny correspondences. In its pages, modernist architecture and lifestyle capitalism come together via a surfer girl named Gidget; Joan Didion's yellow Corvette is the brainchild of a car-crazy Japanese-American kid interned at Manzanar; and the music of the Manson Family segues into the birth of sci-fi fandom. One of the book's innovations is to brand Los Angeles as the alchemical city. Earth became real estate when the Yankees took control in the nineteenth century. Fire fueled the city's early explosive growth as the Southland's oil fields supplied the inexhaustible demands of drivers and their cars. Air defined the area from WWII to the end of the Cold War, with aeronautics and aerospace dominating the region's industries. Water is now the key element, and Southern California's ports are the largest in the western hemisphere. What alchemists identify as the ethereal fifth element, or quintessence, this book positions as the glamour of Hollywood, a spell that sustains the city but also needs to be broken in order to understand Los Angeles now. Lunenfeld weaves together the city's art, architecture, and design, juxtaposes its entertainment and literary histories, and moves from restaurant kitchens to recording studios to ultra-secret research and development labs. In the process, he reimagines Los Angeles as simultaneously an exemplar and cautionary tale for the 21st century.

Poetry by Design

Author : Catherine Cavanaugh

ISBN10 : 1514401967

Publisher : Xlibris Corporation

Number of Pages : 58

Category : Poetry

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Book Summary: Poetry is a way of seeing from the inside out. An idea comes to me in a new and fresh way. Then a word or two gives the ideas a lift, and they take on shape and form. I now have seen the poem, and it starts to speak. The rest is when things unfold. You begin to see the life of the characters and feel each poems distinct rhythm and rhyme. My love for this poetry gives me an ability to see “Poetry by Design.” The concept flows from my relationship with God. He establishes the thoughts and I sail with Him to a beautiful land of creativity. The book is a good one to share with classes and ladies’ Bible studies. This book also lends itself to your moments of meditation.

Defined by Design

Author : Kathryn H. Anthony

ISBN10 : 1633882845

Publisher : Prometheus Books

Number of Pages : 320

Category : Design

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Book Summary: This wide-ranging overview of design in everyday life demonstrates how design shapes our lives in ways most of us would never imagine. The author, a leading expert in social and psychological issues in design, uncovers the gender, age, and body biases inherent in the designs of common products and living spaces that we all routinely use. From the schools our children attend and the buildings we work in to ill-fitting clothes and one-size-fits-all seating in public transportation, restaurants, and movie theaters, we are surrounded by an artificial environment that can affect our comfort, our self-image, and even our health. Anthony points out the flaws and disadvantages of certain fashions, children's toys, high-tech gadgets, packaging, public transportation, public restrooms, neighborhood layouts, classrooms, workplaces, hospitals, and more. In an increasingly diverse populace where many body types, age groups, and cultures interact, she argues that it's time our environments caught up. This fascinating book--full of aha moments--will teach readers to recognize the hidden biases in certain products and places and to work for more intelligent and healthy design in all areas of life.

Growing into life - Living by design

Author : Janine Fair

ISBN10 : 1780994125

Publisher : John Hunt Publishing

Number of Pages : 160

Category : Religion

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Book Summary: Growing in and through life is vital if we are to become the people that God designed us to be. In this book Janine Fair examines the importance of growing and the tools that God has already given us to help us in this task. By sharing something of her own personal journey of discovery, she invites us to explore the role that emotions can play in facilitating this process, and the importance of encountering the truth, using questions to help us reflect, allowing our relationships with others to draw us closer to God, choosing wisely, harnessing our willingness, taking responsibility for our growth, aligning ourselves with God s purposes and plans, and helping one another grow. Janine Fair is a qualified medical doctor and life coach, as well as a clergy widow and single parent. She is a committed Christian and her first book, Surprised by Grief, was published in 2010.

The Truth About Forever

Author : Sarah Dessen

ISBN10 : 1440638500

Publisher : Penguin

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and for All Expect the unexpected. Macy’s got her whole summer carefully planned. But her plans didn’t include a job at Wish Catering. And they certainly didn’t include Wes. But Macy soon discovers that the things you expect least are sometimes the things you need most. “Dessen gracefully balances comedy with tragedy and introduces a complex heroine worth getting to know.” —Publishers Weekly Sarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Books by Sarah Dessen: That Summer Someone Like You Keeping the Moon Dreamland This Lullaby The Truth About Forever Just Listen Lock and Key Along for the Ride What Happened to Goodbye The Moon and More Saint Anything Once and for All

Forever for All

Author : R. Michael Perry

ISBN10 : 1581127243

Publisher : Universal-Publishers

Number of Pages : 648

Category : Science

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Book Summary: This book considers the problems of death and the hereafter and how these ages-old problems ought to be addressed in light of our continuing progress. A materialistic viewpoint of reality is assumed, denying the likelihood of supernatural or other superhuman assistance. Death, however, is not seen as inevitable or even irreversible; it is maintained that the problem can and should be addressed scientifically in all of its aspects. The book thus follows recent, immortalist thinking that places hopes in future advances in our understanding and technology. A functionalist, reductionist argument is developed for the possibility of resurrecting the dead through the eventual creation of replicas and related constructs. Meanwhile, it is urged, medical advances leading to the conquest of biological death should be pursued, along with cryonics: freezing the newly deceased for possible, eventual reanimation. A common ground thus is sought between two hitherto largely independent strands of scientific immortalism, the one based on hopes in a remote but hyperadvanced future, the other on the nearer-term prospects of presently advancing technology. The resulting philosophy, encompassing both past and future, is directed toward the long-term interests of each sentient being, and it thereby acquires a moral dimension. The immortalization of humans and other life-forms is seen as a great moral project and labor of love that will unite us in a common cause and provide a meaningful destiny. A rational and thorough exploration of human potential. Few have considered, much less visualized, the profound changes set to occur over the next few decades through exponential advances in science and philosophy. Mike Perry has, and he shares his vision with eloquence. --Jim Halperin, author of The Truth Machine and The First Immortal.

Growth Management and Public Land Acquisition

Author : Christopher Coutts

ISBN10 : 1317124383

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 248

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Bringing together a team of national experts, this volume offers a detailed look at the links between public land acquisition programs and efforts to yield smart growth outcomes in the USA. Both public land acquisition programs and state and local growth management efforts have been examined in detail, but while there is growing recognition that land acquisition can play an important role in smart growth outcomes, there has so far been little research into the nexus of these areas of public policy. This book investigates various aspects of the land acquisition-smart growth linkage and describes model programs and makes recommendations for the adoption of land acquisition efforts nationally and internationally. It will appeal to practising planners, policy makers, public officials, and citizen groups, as well as academics of urban planning, environmental studies, geography and other disciplines which examine issues of urban sprawl.

The Problem with Forever

Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout

ISBN10 : 1459293959

Publisher : Harlequin

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: “This book blew me away, completely. Gripping from page one, I—quite literally—couldn’t put it down.”—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners Growing up, Mallory Dodge learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime. Now, after years of homeschooling, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at a public high school. But she never imagined she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day. It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet soon it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants and the truths that need to be heard. Praise for The Problem with Forever: “We’re left breathless and a little haunted and wanting more.”—Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die “Heartbreakingly real...a remarkable novel about the power of first love and the courage it takes to face your fears.”—Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author Also from #1 bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout: If There’s No Tomorrow The Harbinger Series The Dark Elements Series

Retirement by Design

Author : Ida Abbott

ISBN10 : 1646040589

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 224

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Find out how harnessing the powerful business principles of design thinking can make retirement your best chapter in life. There is no one right time or way to retire. Retirement is a major life transition; but if you spend the time designing a future filled with promise and possibilities, the prospect can be utterly exciting and revitalizing. In Retirement by Design, professional mentor and coach Ida Abbott shows you how the innovative business principles behind design thinking can be applied to plan a rich, fulfilling, and more meaningful retirement. Her guided workbook uses a business-like approach to leaving business, making your switch much smoother and less jolting. Whether you’re considering a new place to settle down, working through financial planning, strategizing how to unwind a business, or deciding on which organizations you want to stay engaged with, making critical decisions takes a lot of organization, thought, and planning. Abbott shows how the five principles of design thinking will revolutionize your retirement-planning process: Empathy: Get inside the shoes of your future self. What will be important to that version of you? Define: Hone in on what is and will be most critical for you to focus on (whether it’s volunteering, family, activities, or skills). Ideate: Draw, scribble, brainstorm, and throw around as many different retirement scenarios as you can come up with. Prototype: If retiring across the country in Arizona sounds perfect—try it out first. Come up with opportunities to test out your scenarios with short trips and trial time off. Test: This is the fun part—get back to the drawing board and try more retirement scenarios (and future versions of yourself) before sitting down to make those life-changing decisions. The new and innovative, self-coaching approach of Retirement by Design helps you spearhead and navigate a major next step in life. Whether your retirement is 10 years away or swiftly approaching, this workbook ensures you will create a future that is perfectly tailored to you.

Strategy by Design

Author : J. Carlopio

ISBN10 : 0230105262

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 199

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Strategy by Design illustrates how to use many of the principles, processes and tools of the design profession to create innovative break-through organizational strategies.

Advertising by Design

Author : Robin Landa

ISBN10 : 1119691532

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Design

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Book Summary: A real-world introduction to advertising design and art direction, updated and revised for today's industry The newly revised Fourth Edition of Advertising by Design: Generating and Designing Creative Ideas Across Media delivers an invigorating and cutting-edge take on concept generation, art direction, design, and media channels for advertising. The book offers principles, theories, step-by-step instructions, and advice from esteemed experts to guide you through the fundamentals of advertising design and the creative process. With a fresh focus on building a coherent brand campaign through storytelling across all media channels, Advertising by Design shows you how to conceive ideas based on strategy, build brands with compelling advertising, and encourage social media participation. You’ll also get insights from guest essays and interviews with world-leading creatives in the advertising industry. The book is filled with practical case studies that show real-world applications. You’ll also benefit from coverage of A quick start guide to advertising A thorough introduction to what advertising is, including its purpose, categories, forms, media channels, social media listening, and its creators Creative thinking strategies and how to generate ideas based on creative briefs Utilizing brand archetypes and creating unique branded content Composition by design, including the parts of an ad, the relationship between images and copy, basic design principles, and points of view How to build a brand narrative in the digital age Copywriting how-to’s for art directors and designers Experiential advertising An examination of digital design, including subsections on the basics of mobile and desktop website design, motion, digital branding, and social media design Perfect for students and instructors of advertising design, art direction, graphic design, communication design, and copywriting, Advertising by Design also will earn a place in the libraries of business owners, executives, managers, and employees whose work requires them to understand and execute on branding initiatives, advertising campaigns, and other customer-facing content.

Forever . . .

Author : Judy Blume

ISBN10 : 1442467800

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 208

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: You’ll never forget your first time...reading Forever, Judy Blume’s groundbreaking novel about teen sexuality, as an ebook. When you build up something in your mind—really imagine it, wish for it—sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn’t live up to your expectations. True love is nothing like that. Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can’t get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven’t been together all that long, they know it’s serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom. But it’s senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big “first”: a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?

Learning Environments by Design

Author : Catherine Lombardozzi

ISBN10 : 1607283077

Publisher : Association for Talent Development

Number of Pages : 192

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Learning Environments by Design deeply explores today’s workplace learning. This book empowers you to customize learning for your workforce and unearths the answers to the questions you’ve been asking: How does learning happen? What is the future of instructional design? What makes learning environments work? Since the boom of e-learning, informal learning, and social learning, the learning environment landscape has changed dramatically and now offers a wide array of options for supporting knowledge and skill development at work. In this book, learning strategist Catherine Lombardozzi describes practical ways to customize learning experiences by creating a curated approach to skills development—one that features informal and social learning, developmental activities, experiential learning, as well as formal training. Authored by a career learning professional with more than 30 years’ experience, Learning Environments by Design is filled with useful examples, resources, and suggested learning environment blueprints to help you continue to be successful in a field that is forever changing. In this book, you will learn to: - design a learning environment that supports learning and performance - deliver more focused and impactful solutions to learning needs - scaffold self-directed and social learning.

Zero Repeat Forever

Author : G. S. Prendergast

ISBN10 : 1501147137

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 496

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: The 5th Wave meets Beauty and the Beast in this fast-paced and heart-stopping novel about an invasion of murderous creatures and one girl fighting for her life at the end of the world. He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind. Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall. His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting. Until a human kills her… Sixteen-year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her fellow campers can only stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless, but what choice does she have? Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend. Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

Can We Live Forever?

Author : Bryan S. Turner

ISBN10 : 9780857286796

Publisher : Anthem Press

Number of Pages : 174

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: An enlightening look into the medical, cultural, religious and philosophical implications of life extension.

Best Friends Forever

Author : Jennifer Weiner

ISBN10 : 1439165491

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes "a smart, witty fairy tale for grownups" (Maureen Corrigan, NPR). Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That’s what Addie believes after Valerie moves across the street when they’re both nine years old. But in the wake of betrayal during their teenage years, Val is swept into the popular crowd, while mousy, sullen Addie becomes her school’s scapegoat. Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has found a measure of fame and fortune working as the weathergirl at the local TV station. Addie Downs lives alone in her parents’ house in their small hometown of Pleasant Ridge, Illinois, caring for a troubled brother and trying to meet Prince Charming on the Internet. She’s just returned from Bad Date #6 when she opens her door to find her long-gone best friend standing there, a terrified look on her face and blood on the sleeve of her coat. "Something horrible has happened," Val tells Addie, "and you’re the only one who can help." Best Friends Forever is a grand, hilarious, edge-of-your-seat adventure; a story about betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets. It’s about living through tragedy, finding love where you least expect it, and the ties that keep best friends together

Effective Oracle by Design

Author : Thomas Kyte

ISBN10 : 0071776788

Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional

Number of Pages : 688

Category : Computers

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Book Summary: Tom Kyte of Oracle Magazine’s “Ask Tom” column has written the definitive guide to designing and building high-performance, scalable Oracle applications. The book covers schema design, SQL and PL/SQL, tables and indexes, and much more. From the exclusive publisher of Oracle Press books, this is a must-have resource for all Oracle developers and DBAs.