Space Unveiled

Author: Carla Jackson Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317659112
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since the early 1800s, African Americans have designed signature buildings; however, in the mainstream marketplace, African American architects, especially women, have remained invisible in architecture history, theory and practice. Traditional architecture design studio education has been based on the historical models of the Beaux-Arts and the Bauhaus, with a split between design and production teaching. As the result of current teaching models, African American architects tend to work on the production or technical side of building rather than in the design studio. It is essential to understand the centrality of culture, gender, space and knowledge in design studios. Space Unveiled is a significant contribution to the study of architecture education, and the extent to which it has been sensitive to an inclusive cultural perspective. The research shows that this has not been the case in American education because part of the culture remains hidden.

Underground Space Unveiled

Author: Han Admiraal
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780727761453
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Underground space' is a broad overview of the concept of underground space development investigating the issues that are associated with the sustainable development of urban underground space. This book shows the benefits, the possibilities and world-class examples of underground space development and how that translates into sustainable urbanisation. The book is intended for civil engineers, urban planners, urban designers and architects. It would also appeal to public policy makers and those involved with the future of urban development. It will provide multi-disciplinary information and aims to support a cross-disciplinary dialogue on the subject.

Titan Unveiled

Author: Ralph Lorenz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834754
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For twenty-five years following the Voyager mission, scientists speculated about Saturn's largest moon, a mysterious orb clouded in orange haze. Finally, in 2005, the Cassini-Huygens probe successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere, all the while transmitting images and data. In the early 1980s, when the two Voyager spacecraft skimmed past Titan, Saturn's largest moon, they transmitted back enticing images of a mysterious world concealed in a seemingly impenetrable orange haze. Titan Unveiled is one of the first general interest books to reveal the startling new discoveries that have been made since the arrival of the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan. Ralph Lorenz and Jacqueline Mitton take readers behind the scenes of this mission. Launched in 1997, Cassini entered orbit around Saturn in summer 2004. Its formidable payload included the Huygens probe, which successfully parachuted down through Titan's atmosphere in early 2005, all the while transmitting images and data--and scientists were startled by what they saw. One of those researchers was Lorenz, who gives an insider's account of the scientific community's first close encounter with an alien landscape of liquid methane seas and turbulent orange skies. Amid the challenges and frayed nerves, new discoveries are made, including methane monsoons, equatorial sand seas, and Titan's polar hood. Lorenz and Mitton describe Titan as a world strikingly like Earth and tell how Titan may hold clues to the origins of life on our own planet and possibly to its presence on others. Generously illustrated with many stunning images, Titan Unveiled is essential reading for anyone interested in space exploration, planetary science, or astronomy. A new afterword brings readers up to date on Cassini's ongoing exploration of Titan, describing the many new discoveries made since 2006.

Space Gender Knowledge Feminist Readings

Author: Linda McDowell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317836189
Format: PDF, Docs
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'Space Gender Knowledge' is an innovative and comprehensive introduction to the geographies of gender and the gendered nature of spatial relations. It examines the major issues raised by women's movements and academic feminism, and outlines the main shifts in feminist geographical work, from the geography of women to the impact of post-structuralism. In making their selection, the editors have drawn on a wide range of interdisciplinary material, ranging across spatial scales from the body to the globe. The book presents influential arguments for the importance of the intersection between space and gender. Looking both at geography and beyond the discipline, it explores the gendered construction of space and the spatial construction of gender. Divided into a number of conceptual sections, each prefaced by an editorial introduction, this reader includes extracts from both landmark texts and less well-known works, making it an indispensable introduction to this dynamic field of study.

The Ableist City Unveiled

Author: Chung-Yan Cheng
Publisher: Open Dissertation Press
ISBN: 9781361475744
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This dissertation, "The Ableist City Unveiled: Disabled People, Social Injustice and Urban Space in Hong Kong" by Chung-yan, Cheng, 鄭頌仁, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract of thesis entitled The Ableist City Unveiled: Disabled People, Social Injustice and Urban Space in Hong Kong Submitted by Cheng Chung Yan for the degree of Master of Philosophy at The University of Hong Kong in December 2005 This study examines the interplay amongst society, space, and the human body in Hong Kong. Though physically disabled people are omnipresent in different cultures at different points of time in history, they are not a highly visible group of city users. In Hong Kong, physically disabled people have argued that the built environment is more a hindrance than their own disabled conditions in fulfilling their sociospaital lives. This study draws upon the relational-space perspective in social geography to explore how the city's built environment has been produced on an implicit assumption that all city users are uniformly able-bodied, and how the resulting ableist built environment helps reinforce the social injustices experienced by physically disabled people. Iris Young's formulation of the concept of social injustice is used to help specify the dimensions of social injustice in Hong Kong's context. Textual data were gathered, through documentary research, from newspapers, disability organizations' publications, legislations, specifications, and interview transcripts. Using quota and purposive sampling techniques, semi-structured interviews were conducted with nine physically disabled people and two government officials. Phone or mail interviews were conducted as an alternative when a face-to-face interview could not be arranged. The illustrative method with qualitative content analysis was followed to interpret the data. This study argues that the built environment of Hong Kong, similar to quite a number of western cities, is ableist in that it is full of access and movement barriers. Viewed from the relational-space perspective, which is premised on the notion that space is socially produced, I show that the practices of cityspace production in Hong Kong embody two faces of social injustice. The first face pertains to the feeling of powerlessness on the part of the disabled in that they are rendered largely powerless in the production of cityspace; the second relates to the idea of cultural imperialism of ablebodiedness which holds that the able-bodied condition is assumed by city builders to be the bodily norm of all city users. The relational-space perspective also asserts that space is constitutive of society. The resulting ableist built environment of Hong Kong thus has reinforced the unjust positions suffered by physically disabled people who are spatially confined, socially marginalized, materially deprived, and politically disenfranchised. The results of this study largely confirm the validity of the mainstream theoretical perspectives on the dialectical relationship between an ableist built environment and social injustices experienced by disabled people. This study also confirms one of the central premises of social geography: space is both constituted by and constitutive of society. Moreover, this study highlights the importance of reaffirming and raising the awareness of the social relations between the researcher and the researched. This study concludes that a barrier-free city could only be achieved if disabled people are elevated from the position of p

Persephone Unveiled

Author: Charles Stein
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1556435819
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The history of the goddess in all her forms from the persepective of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their relation to the goddesses Demeter and Persephone, and their importance in the ancient Hellenic world"--Provided by publisher.

Isis Unveiled

Author: H. P. Blavatsky
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 162558430X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Isis Unveiled is a master key to the mysteries of ancient and modern science and theology. With the help of this book you will be able to make sense of how so many of the world's peaceful and beautiful religions have been changed by those in charge of said religions. H. P. Blavatsky's knowledge of religious minutia is immense and her assertions will challenge the way you look at the world. She slices through one religious agenda after another in search of truth. No religion is safe and no beliefs go unchallenged. Now you can have both volumes of this esoteric masterpiece in one binding.