Featured Item Archives
A list of the past entries in our "Featured Item" feature:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
The glass of wine : the science, technology, and art of glassware...
For centuries glass has been the material of choice for storing, shipping, and sipping wine. How did that come to pass, and why? To what extent have glassmaking and wine making co-evolved over the centuries? The first book to focus on the role of glass as a material of critical importance to the wine industry, The Glass of Wine answers these and other fascinating questions.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Horsemen of the apocalypse : the men who are destroying life on earth...
The science is overwhelming; the facts are in. The planet is heating up at an alarming rate and the results are everywhere to be seen. Yet, as time runs out, climate progress is blocked by the men who are profiting from the burning of the planet: energy moguls like the Koch brothers and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Powerful politicians like Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Inhofe, who receive massive contributions from the oil and coal industries. Most of these men are too intelligent to truly believe that climate change is not a growing crisis. And yet they have put their profits and careers ahead of the health and welfare of the world’s population—and even their own children and grandchildren.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Core : how a single organizing idea can change business for good
At the core of the world's most admired businesses lies a powerful Single Organizing Idea. These organizations deliver sustainable economic and social benefit; they unite people, attract investment, inspire innovation, pioneer new efficiencies, and enjoy positive reputation. Such businesses are admired but they remain a rare breed.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Sound Insulation in Buildings
The book explains sound insulation in buildings at a level suitable for both graduate students and expert consultants. Theoretical models are set out for sound transmission in buildings, with an emphasis on thick and heavy constructions. Thus, the description is not restrained by the common assumption of bending waves which is characteristic of thin plates, only.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Garden revolution : how our landscapes can be a source of environmental change
This lushly-photographed reference is an important moment in horticulture that will be embraced by anyone looking for a better, smarter way to garden. Larry Weaner is an icon in the world of ecological landscape design, and now his revolutionary approach is available to all gardeners. Garden Revolution shows how an ecological approach to planting can lead to beautiful gardens that buck much of conventional gardening’s counter-productive, time-consuming practices.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Write! shoot! edit! : the complete guide to filmmaking for teens
Write! Shoot! Edit! mentors teens in “first filmmaking” ― crafting complete, scripted movies in a safe place free from public exhibition and scrutiny, experimenting with the medium, and discovering one’s own visual storytelling voice.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Arthur Erickson : layered landscapes
A survey document produced in conjunction with the exhibition Layered Landscapes which examines selected drawings of Arthur Erickson from the Canadian Architectural Archives collection, accompanied by photographs of the finished buildings.
Friday, March 9, 2018
Aircraft communications and navigation systems
Introducing the principles of communications and navigation systems, this book is written for anyone pursuing a career in aircraft maintenance engineering or a related aerospace engineering discipline, and in particular will be suitable for those studying for licensed aircraft maintenance engineer status. It systematically addresses the relevant sections (Air Transport Association of America chapters 23/34) of modules 11 and 13 of part-66 of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) syllabus and is ideal for anyone studying as part of an EASA and FAR-147-approved course in aerospace engineering.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Urban Indigenous people : stories of healing in the city
The book is written to cover various aspects of the colonization and dehumanization of Indigenous peoples in Canada; and to provide information on the urban Indigenous experience. It explores the ways in which urban Indigenous peoples heal from colonialism and addictions in the city. To this end, the book provides recommendations for developing policy and program frameworks for developing improvements to a colonial society, which is nurtured by Indigenous people’s death, oppression, impoverishment and social exclusion.
Thursday, March 1, 2018
The Sacred space of womanhood [DVD]
Tradition Aboriginal mothering is a community responsibility that crosses generations and gender. From communities all over Canada, schools and clinics, universities and government offices, daycares and kitchens, people came and shared their stories and songs, their worries and their wisdom. This documentary video captures some of that sharing and highlights ways to support and honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis mothering for the health of ur children and the well-being of our families, communiies, and nations.