This boxed set provides a captivating insight into a variety of the principles of electricity and magnetism, and how we harnessed electromagnetism to create some of the everyday devices that we know and love.
No matter how educated you are, this book suggests you are likely to be very wrong indeed. Informed by exclusive research across 40 countries, conducted by global polling firm Ipsos, The Perils of Perception investigates why we don't know basic facts about the world around us. Using the latest research into the media and decision science, this book will transform the way you engage with the world.
The world's major cities are making room for cyclists, helping them to ride, store, share and buy their bicycles more easily than ever before. As a result, bike-related design has become one of the hottest fields in architecture. From racetracks to commuter paths and from bike sharing to bridges, this comprehensive survey details every aspect of this brave new cycling world.
Part of a series that aims to place buildings within their historical context, this text considers Gropius' Dessau Bauhaus, Le Coubusier's Unite de Habitation and Kahn's Salk Institute. It includes specially produced technical drawings that explain how the buildings were detailed and put together. The text explains how all three buildings are the product of great social vision and humanism and that by studying these pivotal buildings together, the approaches of three different architects to building for specific communities can be examined.
How many times have we heard ourselves say that kids these days are missing out on the world, ensconced in television and video games? Give them this book and watch - or join in! - as they learn to improve their tennis serve, find winter-loving plants, learn about ciphers and codes, optical illusions, and tricks with the number nine and many other fun and engaging activities that are all too often swept aside.