Rough Guide to Sustainability

Rough Guide to Sustainability

Equips the contemporary architect to deal with the profession's most important challenge, designing buildings for sustainability. This student primer includes material on vernacular buildings, offices, schools and housing, a useful history of green architecture education and a guide to the international conventions and agreements.

Rough Guide to Sustainability

A Design Primer

Rough Guide to Sustainability

Designers, Visionaries and Other Storiesis a compelling manifesto for change at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental regulation, and limited sustainable design progress.Written by the leading sustainable design thinkers, t

The Rough Guide to Singapore (Travel Guide eBook)

The Rough Guide to Singapore (Travel Guide eBook)

The Rough Guide to Singapore is the ultimate travel guide to this constantly evolving city-state, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions. Discover Singapore's highlights with stunning photography and accounts of everything from the magnificent new National Gallery and historic Botanic Gardens to the dazzling temples of Chinatown and the hilltop walks of the Southern Ridges. Find detailed practical advice on what to do and see in Singapore, with up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, hawker places, bars, clubs and shops, for every budget. There's also a detailed description of the island's rich traditional Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisines to help you order the tastiest food. Explore every corner of downtown Singapore and off the beaten track, with easy to use maps to help ensure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your stay with The Rough Guide to Singapore.

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica

The Rough Guide to Costa Rica is the ultimate travel guide to this incredible country, offering astute information on everything from its magnificent national parks to its lively cultural festivals. Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do throughout Costa Rica, whether you want to go turtle-watching in Tortuguero or surfing in Santa Teresa. Plus, you can rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, eco-lodges, restaurants and caf�s for all budgets. The guide also includes a full-colour section highlighting some of the country's amazing outdoor activities, with an engaging field guide to its abundant wildlife. Explore every region of this picturesque country with easy-to-use maps that make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Costa Rica.

The Rough Guide to Singapore

The Rough Guide to Singapore

The Rough Guide to Singapore is the ultimate travel guide to this constantly evolving city-state, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions. Discover Singapore's highlights with stunning photography and accounts of everything from the magnificent new National Gallery and historic Botanic Gardens to the dazzling temples of Chinatown and the hilltop walks of the Southern Ridges. Find detailed practical advice on what to do and see in Singapore, with up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, restaurants, hawker places, bars, clubs and shops, for every budget. There's also a detailed description of the island's rich traditional Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisines to help you order the tastiest food. Explore every corner of downtown Singapore and off the beaten track, with easy to use maps to help ensure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your stay with The Rough Guide to Singapore.

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget is the definitive guide to making the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank. Backpackers, career-breakers, gap year travellers and those who want more bang for their buck, will find in depth budget information for all seven Central American countries and every aspect of travel. From accommodation and restaurants to special events, festivals and adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities, this guide is packed with the best budget information for night-life, shopping, markets and entertainment, as well as "Treat Yourself" boxes that highlight great places and things worth splashing out on. There is a full-colour introduction with highlights for every country. You'll also find useful words and phrases in every language and detailed maps for hundreds of locations. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Food

The Rough Guide to Food

Attention food lovers - The Rough Guide to Food is here to show you that food can be good for you, good for the planet and taste great, all at the same time! Navigating through the never-ending food maze, the guide asks the hard-boiled questions no one else can answer: 'Is organic really better for you?' and 'what constitutes a healthy diet?' The guide contains shocking facts and figures about our food options and looks at the entire cycle of food from the politics of importing and exporting to genetic modifications, and from pesticide free organic farms to the ethically questionable practices of the Big Four supermarkets. With a plethora of good honest advice and the shattering of harmful myths, the guide also decodes those grub-related catch words like organic, local, wholefoods, vegetarian, vegan, food-intolerance, Fairtrade, sustainability and the worst of all - diet! If you eat food, or are considering eating food, then The Rough Guide to Food can make your experience both pleasurable and nutritional, offering simple choices and good advice, as well as practical tips to eating and shopping that fit with your lifestyle and budget - without resorting to overindulgence, or self-denial!

Smart Design

First International Conference Proceedings

Smart Design

Good product designs merge materials, technology and hardware into a unified user experience; one where the technology recedes into the background and people benefit from the capabilities and experiences available. By focusing on functional gain, critical awareness and emotive connection, even the most multifaceted and complex technology can be made to feel straightforward and become an integral part of daily life. Researchers, designers and developers must understand how to progress or appropriate the right technical and human knowledge to inform their innovations. The 1st International Smart Design conference provides a timely forum and brings together researchers and practitioners to discuss issues, identify challenges and future directions, and share their R&D findings and experiences in the areas of design, materials and technology. This proceedings of the 1st Smart Design conference held at Nottingham Trent University in November 2011 includes summaries of the talks given on topics ranging from intelligent textiles design to pharmaceutical packaging to the impact of social and emotional factors on design choices with the aim of informing and inspiring future application and development of smart design.

The Rough Guide to Peru

The Rough Guide to Peru

The Rough Guide to Peru is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions Peru has to offer. Discover the varied and exciting country of Peru whether exploring the breathtaking Machu Picchu, traversing a rainforest canopy walkway in one of the world's richest jungles or hiking the Inca Trail, the Rough Guide to Peru makes sure you make the most out of your time in Peru. Packed with detailed, practical advice on what to see and do in Peru; this guide provides reliable, up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels in Peru, recommended restaurants in Peru, and tips on everything from shopping to festivals in Peru for all budgets. Featuring detailed coverage on a full range of attractions; from the Archbishops' Palace and Nasca Lines, to the Valley of the Pyramids and scaling the Inca temple-fortress of Sacsayhuaman, you'll find expert tips on exploring Peru's amazing attractions with an authoritative background on Peru's rich culture and history.Explore all corners of Peru with the clearest maps of any guide and practical Spanish language tips. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Peru.