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Rating: 2.60 / 5
15 reviews

Kitchen Design Ideas: The Best Remodeling, Renovation and Decorating Ideas for the Modern Kitchen

by Debra Morrison

Design the perfect kitchen for cooking and socializingThis book on provides the reader information on how to go about designing the kitchen. There is so much to learn when it comes to kitchen design because you need to marry form and function. Primarily, the kitchen is a place where you can cook healthy and nutritious meals for the family; likewise it is a place where the family can meet and socialize with one another on a daily basis therefore it has to be conducive for this.So what are you going to learn about in this book?First, you will be introduced to the basics of kitchen designing. This will help ensure that you will avoid the costly mistakes of designing a kitchen.Secondly, you will learn about the important points of the kitchen which will help you efficiently do your chores with...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Design, How-to & Home Improvements, Interior Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Architecture
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Spatial analysis and social spaces: Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments (Topoi – Berlin Studies ... – Berliner Studien der Alt

by Eleftheria Paliou and Undine Lieberwirth

In recent years a range of formal methods of spatial analysis have been developed for the study of human engagement, experience and socialisation within the built environment. This volume brings together contributions from a number of specialists in archaeology, social theory, architecture, and urban planning, who explore the theoretical and methodological frameworks associated with the application of established and novel spatial analysis methods in prehistoric and historic built environments. The authors discuss the relationship between space and social life from different perspectives and provide many illuminating examples of computer-based spatial analysis methods in archaeology....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Architecture
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Exploring Cultural Identities in Jean Rhys’ Fiction

by Cristina-Georgiana Voicu

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Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Ancient, Professional & Technical, Law, Literature & Fiction, History & Criticism, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Architecture, Criticism & Theory
Size: 140 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Designing Adaptive Virtual Worlds

by Ning Gu and Mary Lou Maher

Designing adaptive virtual worlds takes the design of virtual places for education, entertainment, online communities, business, and cultural activities to a new level. This book presents an agent model for a design grammar so that unique places can be created responding to the changing needs in the virtual world. Applying these techniques has immediate implications on the design of games....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 144 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
367 reviews

IMMORTAL MATCHMAKERS, INC. (Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Series Book 1)

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Because dysfunctional immortals need love, too... From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (STANDALONE STORY w/ teaser for next book)SEVEN DAYS TO GO FROM LETHAL IMMORTAL ASSASSIN TO PRINCE CHARMING. DOES HE STAND A CHANCE?Demigod Andrus Gray may look like every woman's dream, but when it comes to charm, he sees no point in pretending: He has none and makes no apologies for it. Behaving nicely hasn't made him the deadly assassin he is today. But is that really the reason he's still single?The Goddess Cimil--owner of Immortal Matchmakers, Inc.--thinks yes. So when she foresees a mate in Andrus's near future, she's determined to make the match happen. That means hiring aspiring actress Sadie Townsend to help the barbarian "act" a little more civilized.But are sev...

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, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, H
Size: 199 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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 21 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
208 reviews

Drawn To You (#1 Conklin's Blueprints) (Conklin's Trilogy)

by Brooke Page and Sommer Stein

What do you do when your predictable life goes spiraling out of control? When your supposed childhood friend commits the most brutal betrayal, completely gutting you, destroying the life you thought you were meant to have? You make dangerous, careless decisions with your best friend, completely molding yourself into someone you’re not. I thought clubs, alcohol, and promiscuity would numb my pain, sculpt me into the person I should be; strong, confident, alive…
I was wrong.
So now I’m forced to go back home, where the only opportunity to throw my life back on track is located. I never wanted my parent’s wealth or notability, but I’m afraid if I don’t take the flight from Florida to Grand Rapids, I’m going to drown.
But instead of drowning in my own insec...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Architecture, Romance, Contemporary, Series, Women's Fiction, New Adult & College
Size: 335 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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 20 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
10 reviews

Haunted Castles: Behind The Gates of The Worlds Scariest Castles (Haunted Places Book 1)

by Max Mason Hunter

Behind The Gates of The Worlds Scariest Castles…Get Your FREE BONUSES When You Grab This Book!Witches, werewolves, vampires, ghosts and ghouls, all of these things can be found in the most haunted castles in the world. Not only are these buildings some of the oldest on the planet, but they have seen thousands of deaths, thousands of births and thousands have lived in them over the ages. Most of the time when we think about castles, we don’t think about creatures that are from beyond this world, instead, we think of glamour, happiness and an easy life. However, life in a castle was not always as easy as we would like to make it seem. In this book, you will learn of many castles, their history, the lore as well as haunted stories from each castle. Some of them will awe you, some of them ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, History, Nonfiction, Architecture, Religion & Spirituality, Occult
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

A Publishing Program 2017-2018

by Luca P. Marescotti

The publishing program brings together new manuscripts (Teaching Land Use Planning as a Science, Landscapes, The Planner and the Small Planet) with the revision of two books published in 2004, “Città Tecnologie Ambiente (Cities Technologies Environment)” and in 2008, “Urbanistica. Fondamenti e Teoria (Land Use Planning. Fundamentals and Theory)” in a new logical sequence, starting from setting out the issue to formulating a scientific theory for a new decisional support to land use.All the texts are in Italian at present.With the dissemination of this program, I wish to ascertain the reader’s interest in studying the topics under discussion and in contributing to future revisions and translations.luca.marescotti@polimi.it...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Architecture, Professional & Technical, Professional Science, Science & Math, Biological Sciences
Size: 23 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
31 reviews

Magnus: #1 (Luna Lodge: Hunters of Atlas)

by Madison Stevens

Reporter Lara is finding the limits of small-town journalism grating. After all, life in Eagle Ridge is fairly low-key and personal, not exactly the stuff of Pulitzer Prizes.

It doesn’t help that her jerk boss seems determined to make her life a living hell, and he refuses to let her check into strange deliveries being made to a local Atlantean-worshipping cult, the Azilians.

Super-soldier hybrid Magnus and his people are tasting true freedom for the first time. Still on the run from the ruthless Horatius Group, they’ve settled in the Pacific Northwest, hoping for a fresh start, including using the cover of the nearby Azilians.

When Lara’s investigation brings her face-to-face with the stunning Magnus, they find themselves drawn to each other, b...

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: 116 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.00 / 5
2 reviews

Total Design Over Time: Arup Design Book

by Arup

Since it was established by Ove Arup in 1946, Arup has been the design, architectural and engineering genius behind many of the world's leading buildings and urban areas. The team has been pivotal in creating some of the world's best-known developments: from the groundbreaking Sydney Opera House to the unconventional Centre Pompidou in Paris and Crossrail, the largest construction project in Europe today. Beyond iconic buildings, Arup's influence is also in evidence behind the scenes. The hidden hand of the engineer has transformed many of our everyday experiences - often without us knowing. Arup has developed leading fire-safety systems in airports, cooling systems in museums to protect priceless artworks, and its experience with acoustics ensures every note is heard in the world's leadin...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: 463 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 February 2018 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 14 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Building for a better hospital: Value-adding management & design of healthcare real estate

by Johan Van Der Zwart

In this thesis, the ideas and concepts of Corporate Real Estate Management (CREM) are examined in terms of the contribution they could make to the process of accommodation decision by using recent cases in Dutch hospitals. CREM can be defined as the management of the real estate portfolio of a corporation by aligning the portfolio and services with the needs of the core business in order to obtain maximum added value for the business and an optimal contribution to the overall performance of the organisation. This definition assumes that accommodation can add value to the organisation and contribute to its overall achievement. Elaborating on the added value of real estate in addition to quantifying these added values and making them applicable to hospital real estate management is therefore...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Between Flexibility and Reliability: Changing Planning Culture in China

by Chiu-Yuan Wang

The aim of this thesis is to provide an outline to address questions with regard to the transformation of planning in China that has occurred after the 1980s. The research is using “planning evolution” as the main research skeleton. The starting point is to investigate to what extent Chinese urban planning has developed after the opening up and other reforms under the state-led and market-driven modes of Chinese reformation, and to investigate how the different modes and various actors have influenced urban planning, based on the investigation of the respective political and economic changes within the initial reformation in general, and planning in particular....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction, Architecture
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 February 2018 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 13 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
82 reviews

Yuri: Greek. Biker. Billionaire.

by Marian Tee and Clarise Tan

His name was Yuri Athanas.
They called him the golden boy of the Afxisi, a college org during the day and an underground racing club at night.
Like his brothers, Yuri was rich, powerful, gorgeous, and devastatingly sexy.
Unlike his brothers, Yuri did not leave a trail of broken hearts behind him.
Yuri was the angel amidst all the other Greek devils, they said.
I liked hearing that about him. It gave me hope that when we do meet again, he would remember his promise, and he would keep it.
He would take one look at me and he wouldn’t mind that I wasn’t…okay.
He wouldn’t mind I wasn’t…normal.
If he was everything I prayed he would be, he’d take one look at me and love me, like he had promised....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Computers & Technology, History, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Biographies, Holidays & Celebrations, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Special
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 February 2018 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 12 February 2018 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 12 February 2018 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 12 February 2018 onward PDT/PST 

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