Concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation, from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory. This is a book that students of architecture will want to keep in the studio and in their backpacks. It is also a book they may want to keep out of view of their professors, for it expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation-from the basics of "How to Draw a Line" to the complexities of color theory-provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum. Each lesson utilizes a two-page format, with a brief explanation and an illustration that can range from diagrammatic to whimsical. The lesson on "How to Draw a Line" is illustrated by examples of good and bad lines; a lesson on the dangers of awkward floor level changes shows the television actor Dick Van Dyke in the midst of a pratfall; a discussion of the proportional differences between traditional and modern buildings features a drawing of a building split neatly in half between the two. Written by an architect and instructor who remembers well the fog of his own student days, 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School provides valuable guideposts for navigating the design studio and other classes in the architecture curriculum. Architecture graduates-from young designers to experienced practitioners-will turn to the book as well, for inspiration and a guide back to basics when solving a complex design problem.
Join best-selling author A. J. Jacobs as he discusses his recent book, The Year of Living Biblically, in which he recounts his fascinating, enlightening and delightfully strange year trying to follow all 613 commandments in the Bible. This lecture is an eye-opening lesson in the wisdom of rabbis, religion in America today, Bible history, and the dangers of literal interpretation. Thou shalt not miss it! 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000132/sp_nsty_000132_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The trail to hell Life in the wilderness of the Rockies is filled with dangers, some natural, some man-made. Any man who hopes to survive there soon has to learn to face these dangers and battle them head on. That’s a lesson frontiersman Nate King learned long ago. So when a savage war party abducts his wife and daughter, Nate isn’t about to surrender to despair. No matter where the search takes him, he will bring his family home. Even when the trail leads him to an area previously unexplored by white men, an area shunned even by the neighboring tribes because of its bad medicine, Nate continues on undaunted. To find his family he would battle any foe and face any threat. But what’s waiting for Nate at the end of his search is something he never expected…something almost beyond belief. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rusty Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/001380/bk_bimo_001380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the endless fascination of Indian culture with five tales, selected for you for their power of evocation, wisdom and humor: "The Alligator and the Jackal" is a tale of wit and cleverness, about which will defeat the other. "Singh Rajah and the Cunning Little Jackals" is another example of how cleverness can overcome even the most powerful. "The Farmer and the Money-Lender" shows the eternal struggle between class, and a way to trick the tricker; "Who Killed the Otter's Babies?" will bring you deep reflections about causality and responsibility; and "Tit for Tat" is a powerful lesson about the dangers of habits. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katie Haigh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cids/000609/bk_cids_000609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The King of BeastsNate King has a lot to be happy about. He and his family are settling into a new home, far from the taint of civilization. But the deep wilderness has its own set of dangers, including the greatest predator of them all: the giant grizzly. Nate has earned a reputation as Grizzly Killer, but this bear is different - this bear saved his life once, and Nate feels a debt of honor. But is it possible to teach a wild griz to go against its murderous nature? Will Nate's plan be any match for the mammoth bear's four-inch claws and wickedly sharp teeth? Or will his family learn a fatal lesson of their own? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rusty Nelson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/002157/bk_bimo_002157_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, we celebrate Road Hog Day! Will Tommy's car cast a shadow, or can we look forward to an early Spring? Then we're off to Maine, where Shlomit's husband likes to drive with two feet. Does the fact that he's a good dancer make it okay? Also, Alok learned an expensive lesson about the dangers of playing "Hey guys, watch this," with his Mustang's clutch; Stephen's minivan doors are frozen shut, in part because his wife's chickens are occupying his garage; and on Stump the Chumps we find out if Tracy "helped" the abandoned car on her street lose its license plates, so it would get towed. All this and more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: February 1, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/140201/rt_cart_140201_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on Car Talk, Darlene's bumpy road-trip prompts Ray to remember his explosive lesson about the dangers of over-inflated tires. Elsewhere, Cynthia hopes Tom and Ray can settle her brothers' tug-of-war over a vintage Camaro, but it's more likely they’ll just add a Magliozzi family feud to the mix. Also, Bill's steering wheel is re-enacting "Ghostbusters" by oozing an odd substance; Marsha's wondering if adding oil to her coolant is the end of the world, or at least the end of her Previa; and on Stump the Chumps, we find out if marriage cured Ellen's fiance of his high-performance add-on addiction. All this, plus the return of the Puzzler, and lots more, this week on Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: September 13, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/140913/rt_cart_140913_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on Kate Gould's experience as an editor at The Fine Line Editorial Consultancy, teacher, and critic, The Perfect Word is designed for writers of all levels and experience - from beginners and burgeoning talent to experienced and published writers. Combining technical instruction; insights into the methods of working writers; 40 exercises to stretch your imagination and practice your skills; and advice on where to find inspiration, from the mundane to the monumental, it is both an enjoyable and challenging listen. Dip into it if you're in need of a jolt out of a writing rut or follow the structured lessons through each component of good writing. From your first venture out with a notebook, through the dangers of clichés, ellipses, and overwriting, to a lesson on how best to present your finished manuscript to a publisher or agent, this book provides a complete writing course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Gould. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/fnln/000001/bk_fnln_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When vampires and rock stars collide, chaos ensues. When Aurora meets Trey, a famous singer and musician, she's only hoping to get her fill of human blood for the week. The last thing Aurora expects is for Trey to make her feel alive for the first time since she was, well, alive. It begins with a casual painting lesson at her art studio, The Waking Moon, and quickly turns into a forbidden romance. Aurora is forced to hide her true identity from Trey, while keeping her relationship with the human a secret from other vampires in her Brood. Trey's band is recording a new album and with Aurora as his muse, Trey is writing songs like never before. After being hired by their record label to paint the cover of the new album, Aurora has a legitimate reason for spending so much time with Trey and his band mates. Aurora can't deny the unexpected connection she has with Trey, which is fueled by glimpses into his emotions every time they share a kiss. Caught between two worlds, Aurora must attend celebrity award shows and vampire rituals, find time to feed, and protect Trey from the dangers of the night, all while preserving her secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandy Pursley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/067553/bk_acx0_067553_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.