Technical eBooks

A New Way of LivingA New Way of Living
Georgian Town Planning in the Highlands and Islands
by Gordon Haynes

A New Way of Living tells the broad story of the development of new towns in the Scottish Highlands and Islands post-1750. It pulls together the various strands that influenced the development of the North West Highlands after the disastrous risings and charts the government-backed attempts at esta... more...
A Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction ProjectsA Practical Guide to Adopting BIM in Construction Projects
by Bimal Kumar

This book presents a unique view of the key issues for adopting BIM in construction projects from a pragmatic perspective. It provides an overview of the core ideas and issues distilled from various guidance documents and by dealing with the more mundane practical issues, facilitates an understandin... more...
A Practical Guide to Facilities ManagementA Practical Guide to Facilities Management
by Ian C. Barker

 This book provides a readily accessible and practical guide to the increasingly important subject of facilities management. It shows the formal basis for the complex and constantly moving requirements of FM and recognises that it is becoming more vital in its role of enabling the core business... more...
Caithness ArchaeologyCaithness Archaeology
Aspects of Prehistory
by A. HealdJ.  Barber

Caithness, the most northerly county in mainland Britain, is one of the richest cultural landscapes in Europe. The relative geographical isolation of the area, traditional landholding and the survival of large estates, combined with the use of flagstone as the main building material since earliest t... more...
CONNEXIONSCONNEXIONS
The Unseen Hand of Tony Hunt
by Nigel  Dale

'... His ambition and desire to experiment are without parallel in the last 40 years of structural engineering... Within the pages of this book you’ll find yourself enthralled by the effectiveness and originality of his work. Time and again he has brought structures of astounding ingenuity... more...
Dictionary of Energy and FuelsDictionary of Energy and Fuels
by Clifford JonesNigel Russell

This comprehensive new dictionary comprises over 1300 definitions and brief articles to provide an extremely useful ready-reference work on solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, including information on the scenes of production of many fuels, such as major coal reserves and large oil and gas fields. Eco... more...
Dictionary of Fire Protection EngineeringDictionary of Fire Protection Engineering
by Clifford Jones

This groundbreaking book contains a broad yet detailed coverage of the major aspects of fire engineering. As would be expected, such matters as fire extinguishers, flame-retardants and fire-fighting feature centrally, with descriptions, from the functional point of view, of fire appliances from sele... more...
Dictionary of Oil and Gas ProductionDictionary of Oil and Gas Production
by Clifford Jones

This dictionary provides a synthesis of information currently available but only in a diverse array of sources. Through judicious choice and careful scrutiny, the author has gathered together a very handy ready-reference in the same style as his companion volumes, Dictionary of Energy and Fuels and ... more...
Introduction to Molecular Motion in PolymersIntroduction to Molecular Motion in Polymers
by Richard A. PethrickTaweechai AmornsakchaiAlastair M. North

A valuable primer to help students and workers understand concepts and relationships which are developed more fully in other specialist texts on polymer molecular physics, Introduction to Molecular Motion in Polymers explains how molecular movement is determined by chemical structure, then how the m... more...
Landscape and Garden DesignLandscape and Garden Design
Lessons from History
by Gordon Haynes

This book presents a chronological review of garden design which both simplifies the big picture and supplies a rationale, with examples, of the merits and demerits of each design period while reflecting on the social conditions which generated each one. It gathers together design ideas and their im... more...
Polymer Science and TechnologyPolymer Science and Technology
for Engineers and Scientists
by Richard A. Pethrick

Polymers and composites are widely used for a range of applications in engineering and technology. Selecting the correct material which is fit for purpose is a critical decision faced by engineers and scientists who do not necessarily have an in-depth knowledge of the chemistry or physics of polymer... more...
The Paralysis in Energy Decision MakingThe Paralysis in Energy Decision Making
European Energy Policy in Crisis
by Malcolm Grimston

This analysis of decision-making in the energy field, especially electricity in the UK and Western Europe, provides a critique of the various claims that are made for different ways of approaching the critical need for vast amounts of new investment. It explores reasons for the paralysis in decision... more...

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