Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt, #12)

Inca Gold (Dirk Pitt, #12)Nearly five centuries ago, a fleet of boats landed mysteriously on an island in an inland sea There, an ancient Andean people hid a golden hoard greater than that of any pharaoh, then they and their treasure vanished into history until now 1998, the Andes Mountains of Peru DIRK PITT dives into

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built

How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're BuiltBuildings have often been studied whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists

A Field Guide to American Houses

A Field Guide to American HousesThe guide that enables you to identify, and place in their historic and architectural contexts, the houses you see in your neighborhood or in your travels across America 17th century to the present Book was reprinted in 2006

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

The Death and Life of Great American CitiesA direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in

Acqua Alta (Commissario Brunetti, #5)

Acqua Alta (Commissario Brunetti, #5)Donna Leon s growing American fan base is hungry for of the books from her internationally bestselling series featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti Now in what many consider one of the finest in the series, Venice braces for the onslaught of acqua alta the rising waters from torrential rain.

Ravished

RavishedThe New York Times bestselling author of Rendezvous presents a spellbinding new Regency historical destined to be a hot beach read this summer Moving from the cozy confines of a tiny seaside village named Upper Biddleton to the glittering crush of a fashionable London soiree, Quick offers an

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

A Visual Dictionary of ArchitectureThis book defines over 5,000 terms relating to architectural design, history, and technology It is the only dictionary that provides concise, accurate definitions illustrated with finely detailed, hand rendered drawings, each executed in Mr Ching s signature style.

Reservation (Preservation, #2)

Reservation (Preservation, #2)A sequel to the bestselling romance, Preservation, told from Ryan s point of view Old Habits Die Hard Ryan Campbell is not only leaving his title of Professor behind to move on to bigger and better things at Simon and Warden Publishing, he s also become Seattle s rising literary star.