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Rating: 4.40 / 5
1289 reviews

January: Calendar Girl Book 1

by Audrey Carlan

"Fresh, fun, and unbelievably hot, Audrey Carlan's Calendar Girl series will have you falling in love over and over again and craving the next installment." ~ Meredith Wild, #1 NYT Best Selling Author of the Hacker Series.

It’s really simple. I needed money. A lot of money. One million dollars to be exact. The amount didn’t matter. All that mattered is that at the end of that price tag held my father’s life.

No money. No life.

The time limit was one year. On January 1st I had to pay up or my Father was going to be killed.

When you’re faced with an ultimatum like this, you do whatever you have to do.

And that’s exactly what I did.

The job…Exquisite Escorts. My role, serve as high priced arm candy to ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Be
Size: 105 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai

by Anne Rademacher

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world’s most populous and population-dense urban areas and a city iconic for its massive informal settlements, extreme wealth asymmetries, and ecological stresses. Under these conditions, what does it mean to learn, and try to practice, so-called green design? By tracing the training and professional experiences of environmental architects in India’s first graduate degree program in Environmental Architecture, Rademacher shows how environmental architects forged sustainability concepts and practices and sought to make them meani...

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Architecture, Science & Math, History & Philosophy
Size: 224 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Where is Quality Control in Commercial Construction?: Project Management Series

by Roy Kistner

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Business & Investing, Skills, Management & Leadership, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Architecture, Engineering, Science & Math, Technology
Size: 28 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Toward a New Architectural Paradigm (Introductions to Anthroposophy Book 13)

by Rudolf Steiner and Frederick Amrine

These were two lectures delivered during the so-called “Christmas Conference for Teachers” in October 1920. The anthroposophical movement represented a whole new paradigm; thus it had to create its own, new artistic style. Form should be organic, like the nut and it shell. Everything should be engaged in a Goethean metamorphosis, as we see for example in the capitals. Not the historical Goethe should inspire us, but rather Goethe as it exists in the present day. The walls should be transparent, leading our gaze to the spiritual realms beyond. In an extended discussion of the paintings in the cupolas, Steiner declares that color must be primary, and line secondary....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Step by Step Guide to Home Construction (Contractors Edition Book 1)

by Roy Kistner

The author shares experiences and tricks of the construction trade learned over a 35 year career, showing you how to save money on your home project, how to protect your investment by having the proper contracts, insurance and payment methods. Step by step guide to the construction process from conception of the project through the foundations, framing, roofing and insulation....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Design, How-to & Home Improvements, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Architecture, Engineering
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
4 reviews

My Life with Charles Fraser

by Charlie Ryan and Jamie Vidich

Hilton Head Island-The life of Charles Fraser, the iconic developer of Sea Pines Plantation, Amelia Island, Kiawah and Palmas del Mar resorts can only fully be told by following the stunning career paths of the young professionals he embraced and nurtured. My Life with Charles Fraser by Hilton Head Island, SC author Charlie Ryan and publisher Pamela Ovens is an important history of the young MBAs of the 1960s AND 1970s that Charles Fraser recruited from Harvard, Yale, Wharton, the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Pennsylvania. The book records in lively manner their desire to lean and build on the shores of the Atlantic. Forsaking well-worn paths into finance and traditional real estate, they hitched their wagons to the unconventional dreams of...

Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Horticulture, Arts & Photography, Architecture
Size: 467 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Spatial planning and urban resilience in the context of flood risk.: A comparative study of Kaohsiung, Tainan and Rotterdam

by Pei-Wen Lu

Spatial planning is increasingly being considered as an important mechanism in coping with flood risk due to climate change. One of the reasons for this is that engineering approaches are increasingly expensive and cannot provide complete certainty of protection against climate-related floods. The thesis examines whether and how spatial planning is used in urban areas to promote resilience to flood risk and climate change. In this study, planning is considered as the regulation of physical implementation as well as the process of policy-making that guides spatial development. This process mainly involves the interaction and collaboration between actors (both public and private)....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Duurzame Ontwikkeling door Collectief Bewonersinitiatief.: Leidraad voor professionals om bewonersgroepen aan de duurzaamheidsopgave te verbinden

by Fred Sanders

Collectief bewonersinitiatief gericht op duurzame energie-optimalisatie is in Nederland in opkomst. Ook de installatietechniek speelt daar met een nieuw type installaties voor meerdere huishoudens op in. De onderliggende redenen voor deze trendwijziging liggen in een terugtredende overheid en een toename van burgerinitiatief in de samenleving.Dit boek onderzoek de mogelijkheden van bewonersinitiatief bij de Nederlandse herstructureringsopgaven voor de transitie naar hernieuwbare energie in de woonomgeving: ‘Onder welke condities stimuleren sociale cohesie en duurzaam collectief bewonersinitiatief elkaar omwille van hernieuwbare energie voor wonen in de gebouwde omgeving succesvol?‘Het boek volgt twee lijnen: naast de condities voor sociale cohesie (sociaal collectief bewonersinitiatief...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

by Kees Geevers

Dit proefschrift is de weerslag van het onderzoek naar stedenbouwkundige structuren van historische industri...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 293 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City: Gaming as a method for Urban Design

by Ekim Tan

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as a tool for knowledge creation and negotiation serves as an interface between the more abstract decision-making and material city-making. Rarely involved in the creation of our environment, it has the unexplored potential of combining the socio-spatial dimensions of self-organizing urban processes. Diverse agents, the collaborations and conflicts within and between interest groups, and the parameters provided by topological data can all be combined in an operational form in gaming: potentially a great unifier of multiple stakeholder negotiations and individual design aspirations through ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Durable past - sustainable future

by Rob Van Hees

The section Heritage & Architecture of the Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology deals with the built environment in terms of conservation, refurbishment and re-use. Reflecting the department philosophy, this book focuses on the durability and sustainability of existing buildings (heritage in a broad sense, from historic buildings to listed monuments), considered in terms of material and building techniques, form and function, and part of the wider context of sites and cities. At the basis stands the Heritage triangle: Design – Cultural value – Technology....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Social Housing Organisations in England and The Netherlands: Between the State, Market and Community

by Darinka Czischke

Rapid and deep changes in society, the economy and policy over the last decades
are having an increasing impact on the delivery of social housing in North Western Europe. These changes are transforming the way in which social housing providers perform their task and are reshaping their relationships with the State, communities and with other market actors. The combination of continued State withdrawal from service provision, the deep and persistent effects of the global financial crisis that begun in 2008 and profound changes in the type of demand for social housing across North Western Europe call for a reflection on the implications of these phenomena
for social housing providers. Several studies indicate that social housing providers in Europe have begun to adopt new (social) entrep...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape: An Historic Examination of Dealing with the Impacts of Climate Change for the Kaoping River Delta in Taiwan

by Chen Kun Chung

This book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature emphasises that the increasing magnitude of storm rainfall extends beyond the original protection standards of hydrologic facilities in highly populated delta cities. Based on the knowledge of urban morphology, this study analyses how human systems have affected the transformation of natural water processes in the Kaoping River Delta. The relationship between human environments and natural landscape is illustrated via a 3-layer analytical framework which consists of a natural landscape layer, an infrastructure layer and an occupation layer. This layer-based approach views landscapes...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 187 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Evaluation of Plan Implementation: Peri-urban Development and the Shanghai Master Plan 1999-2020

by Jinghuan He

Shanghai, like the other big cities along China’s coastline, has witnessed extraordinary growth in its economy and population with industrial development and rural-to-urban migration generating extensive urban expansion. Shanghai’s GDP growth rate has been over 10 per cent for more than 15 years. Its population in 2013 was estimated at 23.47 million, which is double its size in 1979. The urban area enlarged by four times from 644 to 2,860 km2 between 1977 and 2010. Such demanding growth and dramatic changes present big challenges for urban planning practice in Shanghai. Plans have not kept up with development and the mismatch between the proposals in plans and the actual spatial development has gradually increased, reaching a critical level since 2000. This issue of A+BE asks to what e...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 218 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Knowledge Sharing Strategies for Large Complex Building Projects

by Esra Bektas

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 301 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Spatial Planning and High-tech Development: A comparative study of Eindhoven city-region, the Netherlands and Hsinchu City-region, Taiwan

by Wei-Ju Huang

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 252 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Performance Assessment Strategies: A computational framework for conceptual design of large roofs

by Michela Turrin

Using engineering performance evaluations to explore design alternatives during the conceptual phase of architectural design helps to understand the relationships between form and performance; and is crucial for developing well-performing final designs. Computer aided conceptual design has the potential to aid the design team in discovering and highlighting these relationships; especially by means of procedural and parametric geometry to support the generation of geometric design, and building performance simulation tools to support performance assessments. However, current tools and methods for computer aided conceptual design in architecture do not explicitly reveal nor allow for backtracking the relationships between performance and geometry of the design. They currently support post-en...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 400 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

AM Envelope: The potential of Additive Manufacturing for facade constructions

by Holger Strauss

This book shows the potential of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for the development of building envelopes: AM will change the way of designing facades, how we engineer and produce them. To achieve todays demands from those future envelopes, we have to find new solutions.The term AM Envelope (Additive Manufacturing Envelope) describes the transfer of this technology to the building envelope. Additive Fabrication is a building block that aids in developing the building envelope from a mere space enclosure to a dynamic building envelope.AM offers the opportunity to manufacture facades just in time. It is no longer necessary to store or produce large numbers of parts in advance. Initial investment for tooling can be avoided, as design improvements can be realized within the dataset of the AM...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 255 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Housing, Urban Renewal and Socio-Spatial Integration: A Study on Rehabilitating the Former Socialistic Public Housing Areas in Beijing

by Xiaoxi Hui

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 796 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Integral Facade Construction: Towards a new product architecture for curtain walls

by Tillmann Klein

Integral Facade Construction focuses on the future development of the curtain wall. While the requirements on facades have slowly increased over the last decades, the curtain wall has evolved from craftsmanship oriented constructions to highly developed facade systems. But its constructional principle is still the same....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 296 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Woningcorporaties en Vastgoedontwikkeling: Fit for Use?

by Reinier Van Der Kuij

Woningcorporaties en vastgoedontwikkeling, dat is een logische combinatie. Tenminste, het lijkt een logische combinatie. Woningcorporaties worden niet voor niets nog steeds vaak woningbouwverenigingen genoemd. Vastgoedontwikkeling is altijd ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 282 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Performance measurement of workplace change: in two different cultural contexts

by Chaiwat Riratanaphong

Nowadays, organisations must cope with the pressure of cost reduction and efficiency in order to succeed in a highly competitive business environment. However, drivers to improve social interaction and employees performance and as such to contribute to organisational goals and objectives make it necessary to be concerned with other performance criteria as well, such as effectiveness, flexibility, employee satisfaction, productivity and creativity. There is a growing need for performance management and performance measurement that not only covers all aspects of an organisation, but which can be applied to various situations in a changing internal and external environment. Performance measurement methods which include an integrated perspective of performance have become essential. In additi...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 349 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Sun Temple of Konark: Discover India | Photojournals (UNESCO World Heritage Site Book 3)

by David Riley and Discover India

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel, Asia
Size: 92 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 08 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
1701 reviews

The Substitute: The Wedding Pact #1

by Denise Grover Swank

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling first book in The Wedding Pact series by Denise Grover Swank.

Megan Vandemeer meant to tell her parents about her broken engagement, but a month and a half later she finds herself boarding a plane home to her wedding. Having stretched avoidance to its limits, it's time to come clean--a terrifying prospect since her mother is sure to blame her rather than her cheating, emotionally frigid ex. A couple of drinks and two Dramamine later, Megan finds herself spilling her sob story to the tall, dark, and handsome stranger in the seat next to her.

With only one week left to save his business, Josh McMillan boards a plane to Kansas City in a last-ditch effort, leaving the details to chance. An unexpected answer is delivered in...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drin
Size: 350 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rio+B: Impact & Legacy

by Heiko Hosomi Spitzeck

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Business & Investing, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Architecture
Size: 2.15 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
193 reviews

The Billionaire's Gamble (Dare Valley Meets Paris, Volume 1)

by Ava Miles

**Not a Standalone Contemporary Romance. This is a four-part mini-series with cliffhangers!** Perfect for fans of Melody Anne and J.S. Scott.Over one million readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series...come join the family. USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND presents a special fun, sweet, and sexy four-part mini-series partially set in Dare Valley and the City of Love herself: Paris.Self-made billionaire inventor and infamous bad boy Evan Michaels has lost the biggest gamble of his life in a poker game. For one month, he must live and work like a "normal" person in the small town of Dare Valley and give up his playboy ways. When Evan meets Margie Lancaster, his landlord and new boss, he's not so...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Pop Cultur
Size: 91 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.80 / 5
1523 reviews

One Night Stand

by J. S. Cooper and Helen Cooper

**STANDALONE BOOK with no cliffhanger**

New Sexy Standalone from New York Times Bestselling Authors Helen Cooper and JS Cooper

It was only supposed to be one night!

We met at a wedding. He was hot. And I’d been in a year’s drought.

He smiled. We got drunk.We flirted. We hooked up. I left early the next morning without saying goodbye. It was only meant to be a one night stand. I didn’t want the awkward morning after moment. Not at all.

Then I went home for the weekend. And he was there. Sitting on the couch chatting to my dad. Turns out he was more than just a stranger. Turns out that my one night stand was about to cause a whole heap of trouble. Turns out that it never just stops with one night.

Readers sh...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Mysteries & Detectives, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, Humor
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
634 reviews

Justice for Mackenzie (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 1)

by Susan Stoker

A member of the famed Texas Rangers, Daxton Chambers has dealt with more than his share of depravity. But the Lone Star Reaper takes evil to a whole new level, kidnapping and burying women alive. It's Dax's job to help keep San Antonio safe, but even with help from friends in various law enforcement agencies, the killer remains two steps ahead. It's hardly the ideal time for a relationship, but Mackenzie Morgan is too luscious to resist. Dax wants her--which makes her an instant target for his newfound enemy.

When the Reaper gets personal, it will take every ounce of Daxton's considerable skill and training to keep Mack alive.

**Justice for Mackenzie is the 1st book in the Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger ending...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Mea
Size: 262 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 05 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Harmony of disenchantment

by Rosario Di Petta

The look of a disenchanted neapolitan violinist is the thread that connects the nodes of its existence. The magic of Budapest as a backdrop to the sinking of his illusions; yet it is precisely the ability to react to any defeat will make him a kind of skillful surfer, able to ride the waves most impressive. In this eternal resume lies, perhaps, the harmony that governs his life....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, Performing Arts, Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mental Health, Psychology & Counseling, History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Horticulture, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Architecture, Travel, Europe, Antiquarian & Rare Books, Criticism & Theory, History of Books
Size: 62 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Migration in the Southern Balkans: From Ottoman Territory to Globalized Nation States (IMISCOE Research Series)

by Hans Vermeulen and Martin Baldwin-Edwards

This open access book collects ten essays that look at intra-regional migration in the Southern Balkans from the late Ottoman period to the present. It examines forced as well as voluntary migrations and places these movements within their historical context, including ethnic cleansing, population exchanges, and demographic engineering in the service of nation-building as well as more recent labor migration due to globalization.Inside, readers will find the work of international experts that cuts across national and disciplinary lines. This cross-cultural, comparative approach fully captures the complexity of this highly fractured, yet interconnected, region.Coverage explores the role of population exchanges in the process of nation-building and irredentist policies in interwar Bulgaria, t...

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Architecture
Size: 211 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 February 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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