La construction d'un mobilier adapté à des besoins fonctionnels se matérialise dans le dessin de construction, étape indispensable à sa fabrication. Cet ouvrage est à la fois un outil pédagogique pour acquérir une formation de base, et un ouvrage de référence pour tous ceux qui sont amenés à analyser et à proposer des constructions de meubles pour l'artisanat ou l'industrie.
The Piano Cemetery
Author: Jos ̌Lus̕ Peixoto, José Luís Peixoto
Publisher: A&C Black
The extraordinary story of two generations in a Lisbon family and of a father's attempt to outrun his fate in the marathon at the Stockholm Olympics in 1908.
Provides instructions for making interior and exterior improvements, renovating kitchens and baths, and repairing home plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical systems
How long does it hurt?
Author: Cynthia Lynn Mather, Kristina E. Debye
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
Offers a recovery program for teenage victims of sexual abuse
A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by award-winning furniture designer, Jeremy Broun. This unique visual encyclopedia of techniques is the essential benchtop reference for all woodworkers. Divided into three parts, this first section introduces you to the tools, timbers and machines that are used and necessary to basic woodworking. Then, in A to Z format, woodworking techniques are fully demonstrated and described through helpful step-by-step photographs and text, from abrading and biscuit joints through to mortise and tenon joints and jigs. Power-tool and hand-tool variations are also fully detailed, providing you with that much-needed flexibility in your own workshop. Finally, a gallery of finished examples by leading craftspeople demonstrate the principles of design and construction, which will inspire both novice woodworkers as well as the more experienced craftsman.
Revised thesis (doctoral) - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004.
A philosopher and mechanic extolls the virtues of manual labor, describing how the satisfactions and challenges of creating with one's own hands promotes a sense of connection to life that office work suppresses.
Author: Benjamin Constant
Publisher: Penguin UK
Adolphe is a privileged and refined young man, bored by the stupidity he perceives in the world around him. After a number of meaningless conquests, he at last encounters Ellenore, a beautiful and passionate older woman. Adolphe is enraptured and gradually wears down her resistance to his declarations of love. But as they embark on an intense and tortured affair, Ellenore gives way to a flood of emotion that only serves to repel her younger lover - yet he cannot bring himself to leave her and his procrastination can only bring tragedy. Partly inspired by Constant's own stormy affair with Madame de Staël, Adolphe (1816) is a penetrating psychological depiction of love that plumbs the depths of the passions, motives and inconsistencies of the human character.
An essential introduction to microbiome science, a new cutting-edge discipline that is transforming the life sciences This book provides an accessible and authoritative guide to the fundamental principles of microbiome science, an exciting and fast-emerging new discipline that is reshaping many aspects of the life sciences. Resident microbes in healthy animals--including humans—can dictate many traits of the animal host. This animal microbiome is a second immune system conferring protection against pathogens; it can structure host metabolism in animals as diverse as reef corals and hibernating mammals; and it may influence animal behavior, from social recognition to emotional states. These microbial partners can also drive ecologically important traits, from thermal tolerance to diet, and have contributed to animal diversification over long evolutionary timescales. Drawing on concepts and data across a broad range of disciplines and systems, Angela Douglas provides a conceptual framework for understanding these animal-microbe interactions while shedding critical light on the scientific challenges that lie ahead. Douglas explains why microbiome science demands creative and interdisciplinary thinking—the capacity to combine microbiology with animal physiology, ecological theory with immunology, and evolutionary perspectives with metabolic science. An essential introduction to a cutting-edge field that is revolutionizing the life sciences, this book explains why microbiome science presents a more complete picture of the biology of humans and other animals, and how it can deliver novel therapies for many medical conditions and new strategies for pest control.
The Great Undersea Search
Author: Kate Needham
Publisher: Educational Development Corporation
See if you can locate undersea creatures and life forms.
"Bibliographic references to works pertaining to the taxonomy of Coleoptera published between 1758 and 1900 in the non-periodical literature are listed. Each reference includes the full name of the author, the year or range of years of the publication, the title in full, the publisher and place of publication, the pagination with the number of plates, and the size of the work. This information is followed by the date of publication found in the work itself, the dates found from external sources, and the libraries consulted for the work. Overall, more than 990 works published by 622 primary authors are listed. For each of these authors, a biographic notice (if information was available) is given along with the references consulted"--[p. 1].