Home Extensions

Author: Paul Hymers

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781780090894

Category: Buildings

Page: 176

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'The Complete Handbook of Home Extensions' provides clear and concise advice on how to plan and supervise the building of a home extension, loft conversion or conservatory, including everything from planning and the law to dealing with architects, builders and other contractors.

Complete Handbook of Home Extensions

Author: Paul Hymers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781504800259

Category:

Page: 192

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'The Complete Handbook of Home Extensions' provides clear and concise advice on how to plan and supervise the building of a home extension, loft conversion or conservatory, including everything from planning and the law to dealing with architects, builders and other contractors.

Home Extensions

Planning, Managing and Completing Your Extension

Author: Laurie Williamson

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781847971593

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Adding an extension to a house is one of the most popular forms of home-improvement, and this comprehensive book will assist anybody planning such a project, whether they plan to build it themselves or to employ contractors. It presents a step-by-step guide and covers all the points of 'good building practice' that must be observed during construction to ensure that the quality of the building work meets a high standard. From the initial plans and planning applications, through to finding contractors and building materials, managing the different stages, and completing the work and tying up any loose ends, this book provides invaluable guidance and helps the reader to avoid the many pitfalls that await the unprepared and unsuspecting.


Housebuilder's Bible

Author: Mark Brinkley

Publisher: Ovolo Books

ISBN: 9781905959464

Category: Dwellings

Page: 384

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A brand new edition of the UK's best-selling building guide.The ultimate guide to the processes and information needed to achieve success in any building project however large or small. Includes tables for costing materials and labour.

The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

A Complete Guide to Greener Living

Author: Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1626366861

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

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Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as how much land they really require, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet their needs. There’s practical information on building an insulated flue-pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms. In addition to recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, and other delicious foods, three A-Z sections offer planting and harvesting instructions for vegetables and salad crops, fruits, and herbs.

Supersizing the Mind

Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension

Author: Andy Clark

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199831043

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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When historian Charles Weiner found pages of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman's notes, he saw it as a "record" of Feynman's work. Feynman himself, however, insisted that the notes were not a record but the work itself. In Supersizing the Mind, Andy Clark argues that our thinking doesn't happen only in our heads but that "certain forms of human cognizing include inextricable tangles of feedback, feed-forward and feed-around loops: loops that promiscuously criss-cross the boundaries of brain, body and world." The pen and paper of Feynman's thought are just such feedback loops, physical machinery that shape the flow of thought and enlarge the boundaries of mind. Drawing upon recent work in psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, robotics, human-computer systems, and beyond, Supersizing the Mind offers both a tour of the emerging cognitive landscape and a sustained argument in favor of a conception of mind that is extended rather than "brain-bound." The importance of this new perspective is profound. If our minds themselves can include aspects of our social and physical environments, then the kinds of social and physical environments we create can reconfigure our minds and our capacity for thought and reason.


Handbook of Constraint Programming

Author: Francesca Rossi,Peter van Beek,Toby Walsh

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080463803

Category: Computers

Page: 978

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Constraint programming is a powerful paradigm for solving combinatorial search problems that draws on a wide range of techniques from artificial intelligence, computer science, databases, programming languages, and operations research. Constraint programming is currently applied with success to many domains, such as scheduling, planning, vehicle routing, configuration, networks, and bioinformatics. The aim of this handbook is to capture the full breadth and depth of the constraint programming field and to be encyclopedic in its scope and coverage. While there are several excellent books on constraint programming, such books necessarily focus on the main notions and techniques and cannot cover also extensions, applications, and languages. The handbook gives a reasonably complete coverage of all these lines of work, based on constraint programming, so that a reader can have a rather precise idea of the whole field and its potential. Of course each line of work is dealt with in a survey-like style, where some details may be neglected in favor of coverage. However, the extensive bibliography of each chapter will help the interested readers to find suitable sources for the missing details. Each chapter of the handbook is intended to be a self-contained survey of a topic, and is written by one or more authors who are leading researchers in the area. The intended audience of the handbook is researchers, graduate students, higher-year undergraduates and practitioners who wish to learn about the state-of-the-art in constraint programming. No prior knowledge about the field is necessary to be able to read the chapters and gather useful knowledge. Researchers from other fields should find in this handbook an effective way to learn about constraint programming and to possibly use some of the constraint programming concepts and techniques in their work, thus providing a means for a fruitful cross-fertilization among different research areas. The handbook is organized in two parts. The first part covers the basic foundations of constraint programming, including the history, the notion of constraint propagation, basic search methods, global constraints, tractability and computational complexity, and important issues in modeling a problem as a constraint problem. The second part covers constraint languages and solver, several useful extensions to the basic framework (such as interval constraints, structured domains, and distributed CSPs), and successful application areas for constraint programming. - Covers the whole field of constraint programming - Survey-style chapters - Five chapters on applications

Handbook of Meta-analysis in Ecology and Evolution

Author: Julia Koricheva,Jessica Gurevitch,Kerrie Mengersen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400846188

Category: Science

Page: 520

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Meta-analysis is a powerful statistical methodology for synthesizing research evidence across independent studies. This is the first comprehensive handbook of meta-analysis written specifically for ecologists and evolutionary biologists, and it provides an invaluable introduction for beginners as well as an up-to-date guide for experienced meta-analysts. The chapters, written by renowned experts, walk readers through every step of meta-analysis, from problem formulation to the presentation of the results. The handbook identifies both the advantages of using meta-analysis for research synthesis and the potential pitfalls and limitations of meta-analysis (including when it should not be used). Different approaches to carrying out a meta-analysis are described, and include moment and least-square, maximum likelihood, and Bayesian approaches, all illustrated using worked examples based on real biological datasets. This one-of-a-kind resource is uniquely tailored to the biological sciences, and will provide an invaluable text for practitioners from graduate students and senior scientists to policymakers in conservation and environmental management. Walks you through every step of carrying out a meta-analysis in ecology and evolutionary biology, from problem formulation to result presentation Brings together experts from a broad range of fields Shows how to avoid, minimize, or resolve pitfalls such as missing data, publication bias, varying data quality, nonindependence of observations, and phylogenetic dependencies among species Helps you choose the right software Draws on numerous examples based on real biological datasets

Home Extension Design

Author: Julian Owen

Publisher: Riba Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781859462485

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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If you are thinking of improving your home but want the real story of how to be successful, this richly illustrated and completely up-to-date book is for you. It distils various practical information needed to run a project from dream to reality, highlighting the pitfalls along the way and suggesting ways to avoid them. Peppered with inspirational case studies and giving indications of costs and timescales, Home Extension Design demystifies both the building process and all the surrounding issues to do with design, sustainability, budgeting, planning, regulations and the use of building contracts.The comprehensive guidance includes chapters on making the best of what you've got, designing the changes to your home, types of house alteration projects (including extensions, loft conversions and basements), submitting applications to the local authority, and getting the building work done. A vastly experienced self-build architect used to directing and responding to his clients' briefs, the author has a well-honed understanding of home improvers' needs. The book has been carefully crafted to offer friendly, jargon-free guidance full of hints, tips and watchpoints to answer all your home extension questions.

Encyclopedia of graphics file formats

Author: James D. Murray,William VanRyper

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781565921610

Category: Computers

Page: 1116

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A book and CD-ROM package provides a Mosaic navigating browser and a collection of hard-to-find resources from such vendors as Adobe, Apple, IBM, Microsoft, and Silicon Graphics, as well as test images and code examples. Original. (Advanced).

Grimoire for the Green Witch

A Complete Book of Shadows

Author: Ann Moura

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738717835

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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The author of the popular Green Witchcraft series presents her personal Book of Shadows, designed for you to use just as she uses it-as a working guide to ritual, spells, and divination. This ready-made, authentic grimoire is based on family tradition and actual magical experience, and is easily adaptable to any tradition of Witchcraft. Grimoire for the Green Witch offers a treasury of magical information- rituals for Esbats and Sabbats, correspondences, circle-casting techniques, sigils, symbols, recitations, spells, teas, oils, baths, and divinations. Every aspect of Craft practice is addressed, from the purely magical to the personally spiritual. It is a distillation of Green practice, with room for growth and new inspiration. 2004 COVR AWARD 1ST RUNNER-UP

Architect Your Home

Author: Hugo Tugman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843404743

Category: Architect-designed houses

Page: 279

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Given the dead costs involved in moving house, more and more people are choosing to make alterations to their existing homes rather than seek pastures new. By choosing to work with an architect, many people are aware they will have access to effective quality design, expert advice and professional resources. But how do you start this process? When you’re already worried about your budget, does it make sense to consider the expense of employing an architect on your home? Whether you’re looking to simply rearrange your existing rooms or have ambitions towards a kitchen or loft conversion, Architect Your Home has every piece of information that you need to run a successful project. Designing Forwards illuminates the possibilities that design can offer and explores, step-by-step, the decision-making criteria that make great home design. Understanding the process of working with building trade is often half the battle – not to mention getting to grips with the full range of legal issues, planning permissions and building regulations involved. Getting The Builders In takes you systematically through all the stages involved, whatever scale of project you are considering. Finally, The Information provides a comprehensive illustrated directory of building and interior materials and products. Packed with photographs and case studies, plans and illustrations, this is a complete and practical guide to achieving your dream home.

Handbook of Self-Regulation, Third Edition

Research, Theory, and Applications

Author: Kathleen D. Vohs,Roy F. Baumeister

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462533825

Category:

Page: 640

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From leading authorities, this significantly revised and expanded handbook is a highly regarded reference in a rapidly growing field. It thoroughly examines the conscious and unconscious processes by which people manage their behavior and emotions, control impulses, and strive toward desired goals. Chapters explore such vital issues as why certain individuals have better self-control than others; how self-regulation shapes, and is shaped by, social relationships; underlying brain mechanisms and developmental pathways; and which interventions can improve people's self-control. The volume also addresses self-regulatory failures and their consequences, with chapters on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, criminality, addictions, and money management challenges. As a special bonus, purchasers of the third edition can download a supplemental e-book featuring two notable, highly cited chapters from the second edition. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest topic areas, theories, and empirical findings. *Updated throughout, with 21 new chapters and numerous new authors. *Cutting-edge topics: implicit self-regulation processes, the role of physical needs and processes (such as the importance of sleep), the benefits of dampening positivity, the frequency and consequences of emotional control in the workplace, and self-regulation training. *Expanded coverage of motivational factors, romantic relationships, and lapses of self-control. *Supplemental e-book featuring selected chapters from the prior edition.

Manage a Homebuild and Renovation Project

How to Fulfil Your Own Grand Design

Author: Leonard Sales

Publisher: How to Books Limited

ISBN: 9781845283742

Category: House & Home

Page: 152

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Undertaking a building or renovation project can be a bit daunting. But with the help of this book you will be in control at all times, confident in your decision making, and sure of getting the job done on time and to a high standard. It includes proven and simple-to-use management techniques that would suit projects ranging from one thousand to one million pounds.

Manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions

A Step-by-Step Approach

Author: Emmanouil Brilakis

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128004320

Category: Medical

Page: 286

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Manual of Coronary Chronic Total Occlusion Interventions: A Step-by-Step Approach is a practical, easy to read reference for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). Written by recognized national and international experts in the field, this reference compiles the steps necessary to preform, pitfalls to watch out for, and troubleshooting needed for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). BMA Medical Book Awards 2014 - Highly Commended, Cardiology,2014,British Medical Association A practical, case-oriented and easy to read reference with illustrations and step-by-step guidance for coronary chronic total occlusion interventions (CTO). Includes expert guidance reviewed by leaders in the field with both large clinical experience with high success rates and extensive experience proctoring CTOs in multiple clinical centers.

Building Construction Handbook

Author: Roy Chudley,Roger Greeno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317442164

Category: House & Home

Page: 1012

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Ideal for students on all construction courses Topics presented concisely in plain language and with clear drawings Updated to include revisions to Building and Construction regulations The Building Construction Handbook is THE authoritative reference for all construction students and professionals. Its detailed drawings clearly illustrate the construction of building elements, and have been an invaluable guide for builders since 1988. The principles and processes of construction are explained with the concepts of design included where appropriate. Extensive coverage of building construction practice, techniques, and regulations representing both traditional procedures and modern developments are included to provide the most comprehensive and easy to understand guide to building construction. This new edition has been updated to reflect recent changes to the building regulations, as well as new material on the latest technologies used in domestic construction. Building Construction Handbook is the essential, easy-to-use resource for undergraduate and vocational students on a wide range of courses including NVQ and BTEC National, through to Higher National Certificate and Diploma, to Foundation and three-year Degree level. It is also a useful practical reference for building designers, contractors and others engaged in the construction industry.

Simply Clean

The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day

Author: Becky Rapinchuk

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501158791

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

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From the cleaning and homekeeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just ten minutes a day. Becky Rapinchuk, the “Clean Mama,” understands that many people don’t have the time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to maintain a constantly clean and decluttered living space. In Simply Clean, Becky will help you effortlessly keep a tidy house and build habits to become a neat person—no matter how messy you may naturally be! Simply Clean features: -A 7-Day Simply Clean Kick Start and the 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge, to turn cleaning from a chore into an effortless habit -A designated catch-up day, so you’ll never have to worry or stress when life gets in the way of cleaning -Step-by-step tutorials for speed cleaning hard-to-clean spaces -Dozens of recipes for organic, environmentally conscious cleaning supplies -Many of Becky’s famous checklists, schedules, and habit trackers No matter how big your home or busy your schedule, the Simply Clean method can be customized to fit your life. It really is possible—in just ten minutes a day, you can create a cleaner, happier home.