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There is now a practically universal consensus that our climate is changing rapidly, and as a direct result of human activities. While there is extensive debate about what we can do to mitigate the damage we are causing, it is becoming increasingly clear that a large part of our resources will have to be directed towards adapting to new climatic conditions, with talk of survivability replacing sustainability as the new and most pressing priority. Nowhere is this more evident than in the built environment – the stage on which our most important interactions with climatic conditions are played out. In this frank yet pervasively positive book, sustainable architecture guru Peter Smith lays out his vision of how things are likely to change, and what those concerned with the planning, design and construction of the places we live and work can and must do to avert the worst impacts. Beginning with the background to the science and discussion of the widely feared graver risks not addressed by the politically driven IPCC reports, he moves on to examine the challenges we will face and to propose practical responses based on real world experiences and case studies taking in flood and severe weather protection, energy efficient retrofitting, distributed power generation and the potential for affordable zero carbon homes. He ends with a wider discussion of options for future energy provision. This will be a provocative, persuasive and – crucially – practical read for anyone concerned with the measures we must take now to ensure a climate-proofed future for humanity.

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9781844077359 | Routledge, January 30, 2010, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: There is now a practically universal consensus that our climate is changing rapidly, and as a direct result of human activities.

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9781138965171 | Routledge, April 27, 2016, cover price $47.95

Product Description: Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology...read more

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9781138135598 | Reprint edition (Routledge, January 29, 2016), cover price $165.00 | About this edition: Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology.

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Product Description: History reveals how civilisations can be decimated by changes in climate. More recently modern methods of warfare have exposed the vulnerability of the artefacts of civilisation. Bringing together a range of subjects - from science, energy and sustainability to aesthetics theory and civilization theory - this book uniquely deals with climate change and the ensuing catastrophes in relation to cultural factors, urbanism and architecture...read more

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9780415660044 | Routledge, October 3, 2013, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: History reveals how civilisations can be decimated by changes in climate.

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9781138189423 | Routledge, October 12, 2015, cover price $53.95 | About this edition: History reveals how civilisations can be decimated by changes in climate.

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Product Description: This book was first published in 1977.

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9780415418386 | Routledge, April 3, 2007, cover price $230.00 | About this edition: This book was first published in 1977.

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9780415853552 | Routledge, April 11, 2013, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: This book was first published in 1977.

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Product Description: Routledge Library Editions: The City reprints some of the most important works in urban studies published in the last century. For further information on this collection please email info.research@routledge.co.uk.

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9780415417389 | Routledge, February 28, 2007, cover price $230.00 | About this edition: Routledge Library Editions: The City reprints some of the most important works in urban studies published in the last century.

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9780415611459, titled "The Dynamics of Urbanism" | 1 edition (Routledge, December 7, 2010), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: Routledge Library Editions: The City reprints some of the most important works in urban studies published in the last century.

This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series – the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus – explores the environmental influences on building design. Looking particularly at sustainable building, a holistic view is taken, so that the influence of any one set of choices on other areas – such as the trade-off of daylighting against thermal insulation, or the balance needed between heating and ventilation – are not overlooked. The authors discuss available technologies for establishing a suitable microclimate within buildings, for managing the transmission of sound and for minimizing the exploitation of scarce energy and of other resources. Using the perspective of a designer who needs a sound scientific basis for arriving at the optimum outcome, this valuably informative volume is ideal for architectural technology students, as well as first and second year architecture students.

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9780415403788 | Taylor & Francis, August 24, 2009, cover price $180.00

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9780415403795 | Taylor & Francis, July 17, 2009, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: This second volume in the Technologies of Architecture series – the only series of books tuned to the architectural technology syllabus – explores the environmental influences on building design.

Product Description: Routledge Library Editions: The City reprints some of the most important works in urban studies published in the last century. For further information on this collection please email info.research@routledge.co.uk.

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9780415462594 | Routledge, April 26, 2007, cover price $2175.00 | About this edition: Routledge Library Editions: The City reprints some of the most important works in urban studies published in the last century.

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Product Description: This clear and accessible guide provides a comprehensive outline on how to convert your house into a more 'green' home. Buildings are the greates energy wasters and for those of us concerned about the environment, and household bills, this book presents the key design changes that we can implement to our own homes to remedy energy loss...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780750659734 | Routledge, November 6, 2003, cover price $68.95 | About this edition: This clear and accessible guide provides a comprehensive outline on how to convert your house into a more 'green' home.

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Product Description: Rounding off decades of exploration into the various ways in which buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind, The Dynamics of Delight emphasizes the qualitative aspects of form and space, providing designers with an analytical framework in which to evaluate projects on an aesthetic level...read more

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9780415300094 | Routledge, October 1, 2003, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: Rounding off decades of exploration into the various ways in which buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind, The Dynamics of Delight emphasizes the qualitative aspects of form and space, providing designers with an analytical framework in which to evaluate projects on an aesthetic level.

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9780415300100, titled "Dynamics of Delight: Architecture and Aesthetics" | Routledge, September 1, 2003, cover price $73.95 | About this edition: Rounding off decades of exploration into the various ways in which buildings and urban sequences make an impact on the mind, The Dynamics of Delight emphasizes the qualitative aspects of form and space, providing designers with an analytical framework in which to evaluate projects on an aesthetic level.

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Product Description: Sustainability at the Cutting Edge is an essential guide to understanding the future direction of sustainable technology. This fully updated new edition deals not only with current best practice and state of the art case studies, but with the very latest emerging technologies which will transform the relationship between buildings and energy...read more

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9780750683005 | 2 edition (Routledge, April 6, 2007), cover price $57.95 | About this edition: Sustainability at the Cutting Edge is an essential guide to understanding the future direction of sustainable technology.

Miscellaneous:

9780080498355 | Architectural Pr, November 20, 2002, cover price $41.95

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Product Description: This is your first point of reference in understanding the future direction of sustainable technology. It introduces the very latest in practical sustainability techniques and illustrates the diverse technologies being developed to create optimum eco-efficiency in our built environment...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780750656788 | Architectural Pr, November 1, 2002, cover price $41.95 | About this edition: This is your first point of reference in understanding the future direction of sustainable technology.

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Product Description: Focusing on the recently introduced compulsory course element on sustainability in architecture, the book outlines all of the arguments and provides a comprehensive source of information. The author's insider knowledge of the curriculum structure provides you with an invaluable companion to the new section of the course work...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780750653466 | Architectural Pr, July 1, 2001, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Focusing on the recently introduced compulsory course element on sustainability in architecture, the book outlines all of the arguments and provides a comprehensive source of information.

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Discusses the legal principles governing dilapidated premises. This book examines the express implied and statutory repairing obligations of landlord and tenants. It looks at the remedies which are available to both parties to a lease if a repairing obligation is broken. It is useful for both professionals and students in the dilapidations field.

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9780728203525 | 11 edition (Estates Gazette Ltd, May 13, 2001), cover price $57.95 | About this edition: Discusses the legal principles governing dilapidated premises.

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Product Description: An examination of how existing buildings can be made more energy efficient, with a step-by-step approach to energy-saving measures. This book looks at the technology involved, and reveals how buildings can be a drain on the environment instead of contributing to the sustainability of the planet...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780713478754 | B T Batsford Ltd, October 1, 1998, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: An examination of how existing buildings can be made more energy efficient, with a step-by-step approach to energy-saving measures.

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Product Description: architectural text

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9780947877767 | Intl Specialized Book Service Inc, December 1, 1988, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: architectural text

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