Masonry constructions are the great majority of the buildings in Europe’s historical centres and the most important monuments in its architectural heritage and the demand for their safety assessments and restoration projects is pressing and constant. Nevertheless, there is a lack of a widely accepted approach to studying the statics of masonry structures. This book aims to help fill these gaps by presenting a new comprehensive, unified theory of statics of masonry constructions. The book, result of thirty years of research and professional experience, through an interdisciplinary approach combining engineering, architecture, advances from the simple to the complex and analyses statics of a large variety of masonry constructions, as arches, domes, cross and cloister vaults, piers, towers, cathedrals and buildings under seismic actions.
The Success International series offers a practical approach to language learning and support. Success International English Skills for Cambridge IGCSE Student's Book offers complete preparation for the Cambridge IGCSE® in English as a Second Language. The series has been fully updated in line with the revised syllabus updates, including a new colourful text design, making the course appealing and exciting. The Student's Book provides stimulating topics, international perspectives and relevant examples to encourage students to explore and improve their use of English. The series supports students both in the classroom and in individual study. Answers to both the Student's Book and the Workbook are available in the Teacher's Book.
Completely updated to match the latest syllabuses, this rigorous student book provides comprehensive coverage, along with relevant and up-to-date global examples and case studies. Brian Titley's stretching approach is trusted by teachers around the world to build potential for the Cambridge exams, and students' future careers.
When ten-year-old Enaiatollah Akbari’s small village in Afghanistan falls prey to Taliban rule in early 2000, his mother shepherds the boy across the border into Pakistan but has to leave him there all alone to fend for himself. Thus begins Enaiat’s remarkable and often punishing five-year ordeal, which takes him through Iran, Turkey, and Greece before he seeks political asylum in Italy at the age of fifteen. Along the way, Enaiat endures the crippling physical and emotional agony of dangerous border crossings, trekking across bitterly cold mountain pathways for days on end or being stuffed into the false bottom of a truck. But not everyone is as resourceful, resilient, or lucky as Enaiat, and there are many heart-wrenching casualties along the way. Based on Enaiat’s close collaboration with Italian novelist Fabio Geda and expertly rendered in English by an award- winning translator, this novel reconstructs the young boy’s memories, perfectly preserving the childlike perspective and rhythms of an intimate oral history. Told with humor and humanity, In the Sea There Are Crocodiles brilliantly captures Enaiat’s moving and engaging voice and lends urgency to an epic story of hope and survival. From the Hardcover edition.
Invitation to Biology
Author: Helena Curtis, N. Sue Barnes
This clearly written, accurate, and well-illustrated introduction to biology seamlessly integrates the theme of evolution while offering expanded, up-to-date coverage of genetic engineering, the immune response, embryological development, and ecological concerns.
Akron House Mystery
Author: Gina D. B. Clemen
Publisher: Black Cat-Cideb
Een echtpaar verhuist naar een oud, geheimzinnig huis dat veel geheimen verbergt.
Complete PET combines the very best in contemporary classroom practice with stimulating topics aimed at teenagers and young adults.
Author: Henry Emery, Andy Roberts
Business and Commerce
Author: Neil Wood
Publisher: Oxford University
A series of Workbooks offering practical English lessons for school students preparing for work.