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Alarm system components (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib

This page shows images of five components used in a typical intruder alarm system. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top of the page there are three images. From left to right they are a PIR motion detector, a shock and inertia detector and a remote keypad (RKP). At the bottom right of the page are a panic button (PAB) on the left and a magnetic switch (MAG) on the right. PIR motion detector At the top of the image is a window for the sensor. At the bottom is an indicator light. Shock and inertia detector At the top of the image is the sensor and at the bottom an indicator light. Remote keypad (RKP) This is an image of the remote keypad, which is used to set the time and turn the system on and off. At the top of the image is a liquid crystal display and at the bottom are buttons to enter information into the numeric keypad. Panic button (PAB) This is an image of a panic button, which can be pressed to call for help in the event of an emergency. At the top of the image is a large easy-to-find button and at the bottom an indicator light. Magnetic switch sensor (MAG) On the left of the image is the magnetic switch, installed on windows and doors to sense when they are open. On the right of the image is the controller for the switch.

AQA Design & Technology: Product Design (3-D Design) AS/A2 (PDF)

by Brian Evans Will Potts

Specifically written to cover AQA's Product Design (3-D Design) specification, our student book takes a focused look at design and manufacturing processes, providing a visual insight into specific products and industries to help motivate students. Clear learning objectives at the start of each chapter, helping students focus on what they need to know. Key terms reinforce learning, providing definitions of key words that students need to be familiar with. Includes a range of activities that encourages your students to analyse materials and manufacturing processes used in product design.

Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts

by William W. Braham

Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A comprehensive method of environmental design must reconcile the techniques of efficient building design with the radical urban and economic reorganization that we face. Over the coming century, we will be challenged to return to the renewable resource base of the eighteenth-century city with the knowledge, technologies, and expectations of the twenty-first-century metropolis. This book explores the architectural implications of systems ecology, which extends the principles of thermodynamics from the nineteenth-century focus on more efficient machinery to the contemporary concern with the resilient self-organization of ecosystems. Written with enough technical material to explain the methods, it does not include in-text equations or calculations, relying instead on the energy system diagrams to convey the argument. Architecture and Systems Ecology has minimal technical jargon and an emphasis on intelligible design conclusions, making it suitable for architecture students and professionals who are engaged with the fundamental issues faced by sustainable design. The energy systems language provides a holistic context for the many kinds of performance already evaluated in architecture—from energy use to material selection and even the choice of building style. It establishes the foundation for environmental principles of design that embrace the full complexity of our current situation. Architecture succeeds best when it helps shape, accommodate, and represent new ways of living together.

Architecture and Systems Ecology: Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts

by William W. Braham

Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A comprehensive method of environmental design must reconcile the techniques of efficient building design with the radical urban and economic reorganization that we face. Over the coming century, we will be challenged to return to the renewable resource base of the eighteenth-century city with the knowledge, technologies, and expectations of the twenty-first-century metropolis. This book explores the architectural implications of systems ecology, which extends the principles of thermodynamics from the nineteenth-century focus on more efficient machinery to the contemporary concern with the resilient self-organization of ecosystems. Written with enough technical material to explain the methods, it does not include in-text equations or calculations, relying instead on the energy system diagrams to convey the argument. Architecture and Systems Ecology has minimal technical jargon and an emphasis on intelligible design conclusions, making it suitable for architecture students and professionals who are engaged with the fundamental issues faced by sustainable design. The energy systems language provides a holistic context for the many kinds of performance already evaluated in architecture—from energy use to material selection and even the choice of building style. It establishes the foundation for environmental principles of design that embrace the full complexity of our current situation. Architecture succeeds best when it helps shape, accommodate, and represent new ways of living together.

Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

by Sumita Sinha

Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on respect for diversity and equality, participation and empowerment. This book explores what it means for development activists to practise architecture on a global scale, and provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods. The content is based on real situations - through extended field research and contacts with architecture schools and architects, as well as participating NGOs. It demonstrates that the ability to produce appropriate and sustainable design is increasingly relevant, whether in the field of disaster relief, longer-term development or wider urban contexts, both in rich countries and poor countries.

Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources

by Sumita Sinha

Architects, development practitioners and designers are working in a global environment and issues such as environmental and cultural sustainability matter more than ever. Past interactions and interventions between developed and developing countries have often been unequal and inappropriate. We now need to embrace fresh design practices based on respect for diversity and equality, participation and empowerment. This book explores what it means for development activists to practise architecture on a global scale, and provides a blueprint for developing architectural practices based on reciprocal working methods. The content is based on real situations - through extended field research and contacts with architecture schools and architects, as well as participating NGOs. It demonstrates that the ability to produce appropriate and sustainable design is increasingly relevant, whether in the field of disaster relief, longer-term development or wider urban contexts, both in rich countries and poor countries.

Architecture in Motion: The history and development of portable building

by Robert Kronenburg

The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex problems of our contemporary mobile society, while at the same time dealing with issues of practicality, economy and sustainability. Architecture in Motion examines the development of portable, transportable, demountable and temporary architecture from prehistory to the present day. From familiar vernacular models such as the tent, mobile home and houseboat, to ambitious developments in military and construction engineering, all aspects of portable building are considered. Building on his earlier works Portable Architecture and Houses in Motion, Robert Kronenburg compares traditional forms of building, current commercial products and the work of innovative designers, and examines key contemporary portable buildings to reveal surprising, exciting and imaginative examples. He explores the philosophical and technological issues raised by these experimental and futuristic prototypes. By understanding the nature of transitory architecture, a new ecologically aware design strategy can be developed to prioritise buildings that 'tread lightly on the earth' and still convey the sense of identity and community necessary for an established responsible society. This book provides a unique insight into this pivotal field of design.

Architecture in Motion: The history and development of portable building

by Robert Kronenburg

The idea that architecture can be portable is one that grabs the imagination of both designers and the people who use it, perhaps because it so often forecasts a dynamic and creative solution to the complex problems of our contemporary mobile society, while at the same time dealing with issues of practicality, economy and sustainability. Architecture in Motion examines the development of portable, transportable, demountable and temporary architecture from prehistory to the present day. From familiar vernacular models such as the tent, mobile home and houseboat, to ambitious developments in military and construction engineering, all aspects of portable building are considered. Building on his earlier works Portable Architecture and Houses in Motion, Robert Kronenburg compares traditional forms of building, current commercial products and the work of innovative designers, and examines key contemporary portable buildings to reveal surprising, exciting and imaginative examples. He explores the philosophical and technological issues raised by these experimental and futuristic prototypes. By understanding the nature of transitory architecture, a new ecologically aware design strategy can be developed to prioritise buildings that 'tread lightly on the earth' and still convey the sense of identity and community necessary for an established responsible society. This book provides a unique insight into this pivotal field of design.

Bricklaying: Level 3 Diploma (Cskills awards) (PDF)

by John Carruthers Leeds College of Building Ian Coote

Written for the Cskills Awards Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying, this book has been developed in partnership with Leeds College of Building to bring you up-to-date and expert knowledge of bricklaying.

Cactus (UEB contracted)

by Rnib

There are two images of the Pachycereus pringlei cactus on this page.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.In the top right of the page is a small image, with a border, of a large branching cactus dwarfing a person standing to the right of it. This shows how large the plant can grow; the tallest found is 19.2 metres (63 feet) high.Most of the page is filled by an image of a young cactus with a single stem, shown at actual size. The plant is rooted in the soil at the bottom of the page. The plans stem is shaped like a squat column with a rounded top in the top part of the page. It has clusters of spines on its surface, which help it cut water loss in its hot, dry desert environment by slowing the flow of air around it.The cactus has ridges going vertically up its stem, giving it a star-shaped cross section. This allows the plant to expand and fill up with water during rainy periods.The cactus is a dicotyledon.

Cactus (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib

There are two images of the Pachycereus pringlei cactus on this page.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.In the top right of the page is a small image, with a border, of a large branching cactus dwarfing a person standing to the right of it. This shows how large the plant can grow; the tallest found is 19.2 metres (63 feet) high.Most of the page is filled by an image of a young cactus with a single stem, shown at actual size. The plant is rooted in the soil at the bottom of the page. The plans stem is shaped like a squat column with a rounded top in the top part of the page. It has clusters of spines on its surface, which help it cut water loss in its hot, dry desert environment by slowing the flow of air around it.The cactus has ridges going vertically up its stem, giving it a star-shaped cross section. This allows the plant to expand and fill up with water during rainy periods.The cactus is a dicotyledon.

Christmas cactus (large print)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) in a pot.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The plant pot is in the bottom centre of the page.The fleshy, flattened stems of the cactus branch out to the left and right from the top of the pot near the centre of the page. The cactus does not have any leaves or spines. The stems are oval shaped and about three centimetres long. They have serrated edges and join one to another to form long 'fronds' . The flowers grow at the tips and joints of the stems at the left and right of the page. Schlumbergera grow on rocks or trees (epiphytic) and like shade and high humidity. They are dicotyledons.

Christmas cactus (UEB contracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) in a pot.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The plant pot is in the bottom centre of the page.The fleshy, flattened stems of the cactus branch out to the left and right from the top of the pot near the centre of the page. The cactus does not have any leaves or spines. The stems are oval shaped and about three centimetres long. They have serrated edges and join one to another to form long 'fronds' . The flowers grow at the tips and joints of the stems at the left and right of the page. Schlumbergera grow on rocks or trees (epiphytic) and like shade and high humidity. They are dicotyledons.

Christmas cactus (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) in a pot.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The plant pot is in the bottom centre of the page.The fleshy, flattened stems of the cactus branch out to the left and right from the top of the pot near the centre of the page. The cactus does not have any leaves or spines. The stems are oval shaped and about three centimetres long. They have serrated edges and join one to another to form long 'fronds' . The flowers grow at the tips and joints of the stems at the left and right of the page. Schlumbergera grow on rocks or trees (epiphytic) and like shade and high humidity. They are dicotyledons.

Christmas pudding (Large Print)

by Rnib Bookshare

On this page is an image of a traditional Christmas pudding on a plate, smothered with brandy sauce and decorated with holly leaves. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page are two prickly green holly leaves. Down the page from this is the creamy brandy sauce dripping down the sides of the rich, brown, fruit-filled pudding. Near the bottom of the page is the red plate that the pudding stands on.

Christmas pudding (UEB Contracted)

by Rnib Bookshare

On this page is an image of a traditional Christmas pudding on a plate, smothered with brandy sauce and decorated with holly leaves. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page are two prickly green holly leaves. Down the page from this is the creamy brandy sauce dripping down the sides of the rich, brown, fruit-filled pudding. Near the bottom of the page is the red plate that the pudding stands on.

Christmas pudding (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib Bookshare

On this page is an image of a traditional Christmas pudding on a plate, smothered with brandy sauce and decorated with holly leaves. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. At the top centre of the page are two prickly green holly leaves. Down the page from this is the creamy brandy sauce dripping down the sides of the rich, brown, fruit-filled pudding. Near the bottom of the page is the red plate that the pudding stands on.

Christmas tree with decorations (Large Print)

by Rnib Bookshare

This is an image of a Christmas tree standing in a pot. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. It is decorated with a star, gold coloured tinsel and multi-coloured baubles. At the top centre of the page is a five-pointed star and down the page is the Christmas tree with its typical zigzag outline. The tree is decorated with round blue, red and yellow baubles hanging from its branches and has sparkling gold tinsel draped across it. Near the bottom of the page is the tree's trunk standing in a red ceramic pot.

Christmas tree with decorations UEB Contracted)

by Rnib Bookshare

This is an image of a Christmas tree standing in a pot. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. It is decorated with a star, gold coloured tinsel and multi-coloured baubles. At the top centre of the page is a five-pointed star and down the page is the Christmas tree with its typical zigzag outline. The tree is decorated with round blue, red and yellow baubles hanging from its branches and has sparkling gold tinsel draped across it. Near the bottom of the page is the tree's trunk standing in a red ceramic pot.

Christmas tree with decorations (UEB Uncontracted)

by Rnib Bookshare

This is an image of a Christmas tree standing in a pot. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the right way up. It is decorated with a star, gold coloured tinsel and multi-coloured baubles. At the top centre of the page is a five-pointed star and down the page is the Christmas tree with its typical zigzag outline. The tree is decorated with round blue, red and yellow baubles hanging from its branches and has sparkling gold tinsel draped across it. Near the bottom of the page is the tree's trunk standing in a red ceramic pot.

Cities and Climate Change

by Harriet Bulkeley

Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Responding to climate change is a profound challenge. A variety of actors are involved in urban climate governance, with municipal governments, international organisations, and funding bodies pointing to cities as key arenas for response. This book provides the first critical introduction to these challenges, giving an overview of the science and policy of climate change at the global level and the emergence of climate change as an urban policy issue. It considers the challenges of governing climate change in the city in the context of the changing nature of urban politics, economics, society and infrastructures. It looks at how responses for mitigation and adaptation have emerged within the city, and the implications of climate change for social and environmental justice. Drawing on examples from cities in the north and south, and richly illustrated with detailed case-studies, this book will enable students to understand the potential and limits of addressing climate change at the urban level and to explore the consequences for our future cities. It will be essential reading for undergraduate students across the disciplines of geography, politics, sociology, urban studies, planning and science and technology studies.

Cities and Climate Change

by Harriet Bulkeley

Climate change is one of the most significant global challenges facing the world today. It is also a critical issue for the world’s cities. Now home to over half the world’s population, urban areas are significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions and are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Responding to climate change is a profound challenge. A variety of actors are involved in urban climate governance, with municipal governments, international organisations, and funding bodies pointing to cities as key arenas for response. This book provides the first critical introduction to these challenges, giving an overview of the science and policy of climate change at the global level and the emergence of climate change as an urban policy issue. It considers the challenges of governing climate change in the city in the context of the changing nature of urban politics, economics, society and infrastructures. It looks at how responses for mitigation and adaptation have emerged within the city, and the implications of climate change for social and environmental justice. Drawing on examples from cities in the north and south, and richly illustrated with detailed case-studies, this book will enable students to understand the potential and limits of addressing climate change at the urban level and to explore the consequences for our future cities. It will be essential reading for undergraduate students across the disciplines of geography, politics, sociology, urban studies, planning and science and technology studies.

Common hair cap moss (large print)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Common Hair-cap Moss (Polytrichum commune) sporophyte. This has grown from a zygote, the result of the fusing of male and female gametes on the green plant (gametophyte). The sporophyte remains attached to the green plant.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The moss is fixed in the ground at the bottom centre of the page. Going up from here there are narrow leaves growing out to the left and right from the stem. There are brown leaves at the bottom and green leaves further up.The stem continues up the page.You will find the plans capsule containing spores at the top of the image. It has a lid, with beak on top, which opens to release the spores; these will grow into new green plants.Like most mosses the Hair-cap grows in moist habitats: wet heathland or bogs. Its height ranges from 5 to 30 centimetres. Many plants will grow together to form a thick mat.

Common hair cap moss (UEB contracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Common Hair-cap Moss (Polytrichum commune) sporophyte. This has grown from a zygote, the result of the fusing of male and female gametes on the green plant (gametophyte). The sporophyte remains attached to the green plant.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The moss is fixed in the ground at the bottom centre of the page. Going up from here there are narrow leaves growing out to the left and right from the stem. There are brown leaves at the bottom and green leaves further up.The stem continues up the page.You will find the plans capsule containing spores at the top of the image. It has a lid, with beak on top, which opens to release the spores; these will grow into new green plants.Like most mosses the Hair-cap grows in moist habitats: wet heathland or bogs. Its height ranges from 5 to 30 centimetres. Many plants will grow together to form a thick mat.

Common hair cap moss (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib

This is an image of a Common Hair-cap Moss (Polytrichum commune) sporophyte. This has grown from a zygote, the result of the fusing of male and female gametes on the green plant (gametophyte). The sporophyte remains attached to the green plant.There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up.The moss is fixed in the ground at the bottom centre of the page. Going up from here there are narrow leaves growing out to the left and right from the stem. There are brown leaves at the bottom and green leaves further up.The stem continues up the page.You will find the plans capsule containing spores at the top of the image. It has a lid, with beak on top, which opens to release the spores; these will grow into new green plants.Like most mosses the Hair-cap grows in moist habitats: wet heathland or bogs. Its height ranges from 5 to 30 centimetres. Many plants will grow together to form a thick mat.

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