| WINNER OF THE BRIDGING LANGUAGES AND SCHOLARSHIP (BLS) INITIATIVE | This book adds to existing scholarship in architecture by offering a series of perspectives on the question of sustainable architecture and design. The book’s evocative title ‘Sustainable Architecture - Between Measurement and Meaning’ situates sustainability within a fresh spectrum of meaning that includes both qualitative and quantitative approaches. [...] A significant attribute of this book is its inclusion of a diverse range of positions and methods regarding the question of sustainability in architecture. The proposed collection of essays is a timely contribution to the subject and is easy to read and follow. The references in the bibliographies of each chapter are also excellent, allowing the reader to use this book as a gateway to other primary sources."Dr. Terrance Galvin, Laurentian University
Theories normally seek to explain something. '118 Theories of Design[ing]' asks us to question those explanations. By focusing on a broad range of somewhat overlooked and undervalued essays, papers, book articles, words, terms, authors and phenomena that swirl around design[ing], the reader is encouraged to read, reflect and question everything. This original book will appeal to a global market of university faculty heads and deans, museum directors, design educators, design researchers, key design practitioners, publishers, members of the design media, and undergraduate, postgraduate and post-doctoral students of design."
The book is consistently scholarly and informative, often original, and at times entertaining. Gloria Clavería Nadal hits the nail on the head as to why the topic is of interest: “Old words have actually become the most natural way for modern languages to name these new worlds created on a daily basis” (p.29), most obviously, but not only, in non-linguistic fields such as science and medicine. Thus this book will make clear why ‘cultured borrowings’ should not be dismissed as irrelevant, as they have tended to be in the past."Roger Wright, Emeritus Professor of Spanish, University of Liverpool
The city, born to be a place of meeting and exchange, has for several decades taken as a default model the strong citizen, man, adult and worker, thereby transforming it into a hostile space for the weakest: the elderly, the disabled, the poor and the children. The automobile, the toy of choice for the privileged citizen, is also taken to be the principal 'citizen' of the city, thus endangering the health, aesthetics and mobility of the rest of us. This book proposes a new philosophy of city governance that takes children as the default citizens, with the confidence that a city sensitive to the needs of childhood will be healthier for everybody."
| Highly Recommended by CHOICE, July 2021 Vol. 58 No. 11 | This book is the culmination of over a decade of research into wildfires and arson; taking an interdisciplinary approach to review current international knowledge and present new findings on political, spatial, psychological, socio-ecological and socio-economic risk factors. [...] argues that all prevention approaches must be utilised, broadening from heavy reliance on environmental modification and calls for a coordinated and collaborative approach across sectors, including place-based, state and country coordination, as well as an international body."
The book is written with commendable clarity, dealing with the conceptual side of the film directing. Skilled artistry and a high level of craftsmanship results in a high-quality product. And that’s the premise of this book. This book will equip the readers with the necessary knowledge and practical experience, ensuring they are highly qualified and capable for any director’s position."Milos Forman, Film director, screenwriter, and professor. Nominated for a total of 33 Academy Awards, with 13 wins including the coveted Best Director and Best Picture awards.
Through enlightened examinations of women in media, both onscreen and behind it, such as these, we can recognize the triumphs and struggles of women of all ages and ethnicities throughout the world in the face of continued patriarchal and economic oppression.[...] illustrates the great diversity and vitality in current feminist scholarship. This collection will provide a strong basis for film studies classes for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students."Prof. Thomas Slater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Transhumanism and the role of artificial intelligence is one of the most pressing moral issues of our time. This superb collection of essays brings an informed and engaged approach to these questions from multiple perspectives. Academics, practitioners, and others come together for a fruitful dialogue exploring the intersection of the central issues confronting the increased role of technology in our lives. The essays found here are sure to move the discussion forward and deserve the widest possible reading."Timothy Harvie, St. Mary’s University, Calgary
'Pioneers of Machinima' surfaces and celebrates the history of a medium whose early days were almost entirely hidden from view. Well researched and engaging, the book focuses on the creators whose passion, ingenuity and humor brought a new medium to life while also foreshadowing the profound impact the ability to produce, post, and share videos online would have on a generation of kids born into games."Katie Salen Tekinbas, University of California, Irvine
While differing in style and purpose, each essay is excellently written and cogent to a wide array of readers. Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene is an essential book in the catalogue of environmental humanities scholarship by contextualizing the possibilities for environmentally engaged visual arts."Prof. David Taylor, Stony Brook University
[...]a series of novel approaches that deepen our understanding of GVCs and bridge the gap between the micro and macro analysis. Using state-of-the-art network analysis, the book provides new insights on the interdependencies that characterise trade, investment and global production."Sébastien Miroudot, Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Directorate for Trade and Agriculture, OECD
...Even though the study of art and of design are theoretical, Dr. Avital has come closer than anyone to approaching them as if they were empirical. His clear and rigorous parsing of the issues in The Confusion Between Art and Design dares disagreement and will do much toward concluding the argument."Prof. Mel Byars, Design Historian, author of The Design Encyclopedia
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Congratulations to Bruno Meini, the author of the book "A Socio-Criminological Analysis of the HIV Epidemic", for receiving an outstanding review from Stefan Schulz, Namibia University of Science And Technology (Nust) – Windhoek published in the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Volume 64.1 (2022).March 10th 2023
Conngratulations to Ana Isabel Simón Alegre, the editor of the book Del salvaje siglo XIX al inestable siglo XX en las letras transatlánticas: Una mirada retrospectiva a través de hispanistas that just received three excellent reviews from:March 7th 2023
This month, the Department of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University at Buffalo, is holding a book reception in celebration of the collection edited by Jessica Mason and Nicole Crevar, titled Madwomen in Social Justice Movements, Literatures, and Art, that was recently published by Vernon Press.March 3rd 2023
Congratulations to Jude V. Nixon and Mariaconcetta Costantini, the editors of the book Becoming Home: Diaspora and the Anglophone Transnational that just received a review published on the journal 'The English Languages: History, Diaspora, Culture', 8: 47‒53.February 9th 2023
Congratulations to Jean-Pierre Chupin, Carmela Cucuzzella and Georges Adamczyk, the editors of the book The Rise of Awards in Architecture that just received a review published on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books by John Hill (editor-in-chief of the 'World-Architects Magazine'.) January 23, 2023.January 24th 2023
Highly Recommended by CHOICE, Feeling the heat: International perspectives on the prevention of wildfire ignition, has received an extraordinary review published on Natures Sciences Sociétés 30, 2, 207-221 (2022). Congratulations to Janet Stanley, Alan March, James Ogloff, Jason Thompson!January 18th 2023
Congratulations to Caterina Nirta and Andrea Pavoni, editors of Monstrous Ontologies: Politics Ethics Materiality, that just received a review from Pázmány Péter (Catholic University, Budapest) appearing on the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies.December 12th 2022
Congratulations to Magie Burns, whose book Publishing Northanger Abbey: Jane Austen and the Writing Profession, has received an excellent review from Claire Grogan at the Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature journal.November 21st 2022
Congratulations to Jolene Mairs Dyer, Conor McCafferty, and Cahal McLaughlin, whose book has been reviewed by The Law Society Gazette.November 14th 2022
Congratulations to Valerie Derbyshire, whose book has received an excellent review from Rachael Isom (Arkansas State University).November 11th 2022
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