The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
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Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781119092650
Release: 2017-02-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.

The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
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Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780471221852
Release: 2002-02-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Expert technical guidance for the earliest stages of building design This laborsaving resource reduces complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that can be easily incorporated into initial design explorations. It helps architects prepare buildable preliminary designs as a realistic basis for the more detailed design development stage that will follow. Completely revised to reference the new International Building Code, this fully updated Third Edition responds to the growing interest in sustainable design solutions with a new section on daylighting. Like its predecessors, this new edition offers quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for: Selecting, configuring, and sizing the structural system Selecting heating and cooling systems Configuring and sizing mechanical and electrical systems Configuring and sizing egress systems Designing within building code height and area limitations The Architect’s Studio Companion, Third Edition is a recommended study reference for the Building Planning section of the Architect’s Registration Exam and an invaluable sourcebook that can save architects time and effort throughout their careers.

The Architect s Studio Companion

The Architect s Studio Companion
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Author: Edward Allen,Joseph Iano
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781118097991
Release: 2012-09-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The architect's favorite handbook—now in an up-to-date, new edition! The Architect's Studio Companion is the labor-saving design resource that architects, engineers, and builders have relied on for years. Now in its Fifth Edition, this industry standard maintains its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, and life safety systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable designers to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. Complete with a convenient flex binding that lies flat for easy use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fifth Edition gives you quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for the preliminary design of: structural systems; heating, cooling, and electrical systems; building code height and area limits; exit stairways and other egress provisions; accessibility regulations; surface parking and structured parking garages; and daylight provisions. Additionally, this new edition gives you: The most current building codes in the United States and Canada New coverage of passive heating and cooling systems Guidelines for designing for natural ventilation Extensively updated structural design guidelines Packed with useful information, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fifth Edition is the definitive resource that no architect should be without.

Making Architecture Through Being Human

Making Architecture Through Being Human
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Author: Philip D. Plowright
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780429537301
Release: 2019-12-19
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Architecture can seem complicated, mysterious or even ill-defined, especially to a student being introduced to architectural ideas for the first time. One way to approach architecture is simply as the design of human environments. When we consider architecture in this way, there is a good place to start – ourselves. Our engagement in our environment has shaped the way we think which we, in turn, use to then shape that environment. It is from this foundation that we produce meaning, make sense of our surroundings, structure relationships and even frame more complex and abstract ideas. This is the start of architectural design. Making Architecture Through Being Human is a reference book that presents 51 concepts, notions, ideas and actions that are fundamental to human thinking and how we interpret the environment around us. The book focuses on the application of these ideas by architectural designers to produce meaningful spaces that make sense to people. Each idea is isolated for clarity in the manner of a dictionary with short and concise definitions, examples and illustrations. They are organized in five sections of increasing complexity or changing focus. While many of the entries might be familiar to the reader, they are presented here as instances of a larger system of human thinking rather than simply graphic or formal principles. The cognitive approach to these design ideas allows a designer to understand the greater context and application when aligned with their own purpose or intentions.

Architect s Guide to NEC4

Architect   s Guide to NEC4
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Author: Frances Forward
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781000701319
Release: 2019-06-27
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This user friendly guide introduces, explains, and demystifies the NEC4 contract on a practical, work-based level. Made for architects by an architect, it explores the best approach to collaborative and contractual partnering work practices. Alongside explanations of the contracts and clauses, it presents the key areas of distinction from alternative standard form contracts and examines the integrated project management principles that bring the NEC4 contracts together as a whole. It's the perfect companion book for professionals who are new to the NEC contract family and former users trying to understand the latest updates.

Teaching Landscape

Teaching Landscape
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Author: Karsten Jørgensen,Nilgül Karadeniz,Elke Mertens,Richard Stiles
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781351212908
Release: 2019-08-30
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Teaching Landscape: The Studio Experience gathers a range of expert contributions from across the world to collect best-practice examples of teaching landscape architecture studios. This is the companion volume to The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape in the two-part set initiated by the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). Design and planning studio as a form of teaching lies at the core of landscape architecture education. They can simulate a professional situation and promote the development of creative solutions based on gaining an understanding of a specific project site or planning area; address existing challenges in urban and rural landscapes; and often involve interaction with real stakeholders, such as municipality representatives, residents or activist groups. In this way, studio-based planning and design teaching brings students closer to everyday practice, helping to prepare them to create real-world, problem-solving designs. This book provides fully illustrated examples of studios from over twenty different schools of landscape architecture worldwide. With over 250 full colour images, it is an essential resource for instructors and academics across the landscape discipline, for the continuously evolving process of discussing and generating improved teaching modes in landscape architecture.

An Architect s Guide to Construction Second Edition

An Architect s Guide to Construction Second Edition
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Author: Brian Palmquist
Pages: 256
ISBN: 099398763X
Release: 2019-09-04
Editor: Quality-By-Design Software Limited

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The second edition of this Amazon #1 best seller is a natural evolution of both the Consultant and Contractor perspectives about the building construction phase. Brian Palmquist has spent more than half of his forty years of professional experience "in the trenches" developing and using leading edge computer technology to make construction administration more efficient, more profitable and more enjoyable. At the same time, his systematic approach will improve the performance of design and construction businesses that prefer to operate using more traditional methods. As an educator, he has used the ideas and approaches in this book to teach more than 2,000 intern architects, students and design and construction professionals about the simplest ways to effectively manage the complexities of construction. "The challenge," he says, "is to learn the enduring ways in this age of immediacy." This second edition continues to focus on the "enduring ways" that underpin the administration of building construction. It includes the first edition's popular format of more than sixty new and updated "Tales from the trenches," using true stories to explain the two objectives, two fundamentals and eleven elements of construction administration. Recasting the many Tales into just fifteen components makes the content more engaging and suitable for a focused or semester teaching approach, as well as offering a more accessible resource. The second edition uses more than 200 updated and clarified photographs, tables and figures to illustrate the Tales. Each individual Tale is summarized around its Principles, Attributes, Toolsets and Habits, what the author calls the PATH to construction administration. The book's Concluding Tales offer a simple method to evaluate where you or your business are on this PATH. Whether you administer design and construction using paper or electrons, or both, the PATH methodology will help you optimize your approach and construction administration content. The Concluding Tales in the book and e-Book versions also embrace our "age of immediacy" by detailing specific techniques to manage construction in the cloud on any combination of laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Assembling the Architect

Assembling the Architect
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Author: George Barnett Johnston
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781350126855
Release: 2020-01-23
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Assembling the Architect explores the origins and history of architectural practice. It unravels the competing interests that historically have structured the field and cultivates a deeper understanding of the contemporary profession. Focusing on the period 1870 to 1920 when the foundations were being laid for the U.S. architectural profession that we recognize today, this study traces the formation and standardization of the fundamental relationships among architects, owners, and builders, as codified in the American Institute of Architects' very first Handbook of Architectural Practice. It reveals how these archetypal roles have always been fluid, each successfully redefining their own agency with respect to the others in the constantly-shifting political economy of building. Far from being a purely historical study, the book also sheds light on today's digitally-enabled profession. Contemporary architectural tools and disciplinary ideals continue to be shaped by the same fundamental tensions, and emergent modes of practice such as BIM (Building Information Modelling) and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) represent the realization of programs and agendas that have been over a century in play. Essential reading for professional practice courses as a contextual and historical companion to the Handbook, Assembling the Architect provides a critical perspective of the profession that is fundamental to understanding current architectural practice.

101 Things I Didn t Learn In Architecture School And Wish I Had Known Before My First Job

101 Things I Didn t Learn In Architecture School  And Wish I Had Known Before My First Job
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Author: Sarah Lebner
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0648693708
Release: 2019-12-23
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An essential resource for students and graduates of architecture. This book offers 101 succinct lessons about construction basics, the business of architecture, and personal development. Readers understand concepts through 24 simple diagrams and friendly language that assumes no prior learning.

Blurred Transparencies in Contemporary Glass Architecture

Blurred Transparencies in Contemporary Glass Architecture
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Author: Aki Ishida
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0429506287
Release: 2020
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Blurred Transparencies in Contemporary Glass Architecture brings to light complex readings of transparent glass through close observations of six pivotal works of architecture. Written from the perspectives of a practitioner, the six essays challenge assumptions about fragility and visual transparency of glass. A material imbued with idealism and utopic vision, glass has captured architects' imagination, and glass' fragility and difficulties in thermal control continue to present technical challenges. In recent decades, architecture has witnessed an emergence of technological advancements in chemical coating, structural engineering, and fabrication methods that resulted in new kinds of glass transparencies. Buildings examined in the book include a sanatorium with expansive windows delivering light and air to recovering tuberculosis patients, a pavilion with crystal clear glass plenum circulating air for heating and cooling, a glass monument symbolizing the screen of personal devices that shortened the distance between machines and humans, and a glass building symbolizing the the social and material intertwining in the glass ceiling metaphor. Connecting material glass to broader cultural and social contexts, Blurred Transparencies in Contemporary Glass Architecture enlightens students and practitioners of architecture as well as the general public with interest in design. The author demonstrates how glass is rarely crystal clear but is blurred both materially and metaphysically, revealing complex readings of ideas for which glass continues to stand"--

Postmodern Architecture

Postmodern Architecture
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Author: Owen Hopkins
Pages: 224
ISBN: 071487812X
Release: 2020-02-19
Editor: Phaidon Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A curated collection of Postmodern architecture in all its glorious array of vivid non-conformity This unprecedented book takes its subtitle from Postmodernist icon Robert Venturi's spirited response to Mies van der Rohe's dictum that 'less is more'. One of the 20th century's most controversial styles, Postmodernism began in the 1970s, reached a fever pitch of eclectic non-conformity in the 1980s and 90s, and after nearly 40 years is now enjoying a newfound popularity. Postmodern Architecture showcases examples of the movement in a rainbow of hues and forms from around the globe.

Steven Holl

Steven Holl
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Author: Steven Holl
Pages: 191
ISBN: 9780847861590
Release: 2018
Editor: Rizzoli International publication

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This book takes a close look at seven houses designed by Steven Holl, considered one of America's most influential architects. It offers the reader unprecedented access to the thought processes and work of this groundbreaking, cutting-edge architect through his own words and watercolors--and more than 100 photographs. This volume features seven of his residential houses and looks at his approach to modernist suburban residences, including two new homes finished in 2017. Viewed as a collection, these houses serve to demonstrate the wide range of Holl's prodigious genius through lavish and striking photographs as well as Holl's own descriptions. Considered one of America's most important architects, Holl is recognized for his ability to blend space and light with great contextual sensitivity and to utilize the unique qualities of each project to create a concept-driven design. Time magazine declared Holl "America's Best Architect" for his "buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye."

The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture

The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture
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Author: Mitra Kanaani
Pages: 538
ISBN: 9780429664380
Release: 2019-12-12
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Routledge Companion to Paradigms of Performativity in Design and Architecture focuses on a non-linear, multilateral, ethical way of design thinking, positioning the design process as a journey. It expands on the multiple facets and paradigms of performative design thinking as an emerging trend in design methodology. This edited collection explores the meaning of performativity by examining its relevance in conjunction with three fundamental principles: firmness, commodity and delight. The scope and broader meaning of performativity, performative architecture and performance-based building design are discussed in terms of how they influence today’s design thinking. With contributions from 45 expert practitioners, educators and researchers, this volume engages theory, history, technology and the human aspects of performative design thinking and its implications for the future of design.

Shed Style

Shed Style
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Author: Selina Lake
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781788792615
Release: 2020-02-11
Editor: Ryland Peters & Small

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Shed Style, Selina Lake reveals how even the smallest garden can be home to an outdoor retreat. From the traditional gardener’s potting shed to a writer’s cabin to an artist's studio, Selina explores sheds, cabins, huts, greenhouses, pods and all manner of garden structures, providing ample inspiration for anyone dreaming of their own garden hideaway. She reveals how any existing shed, cabin or outbuilding can become a versatile work or social space rather than just somewhere to store the lawnmower. If you are short of space indoors, as so many of us are nowadays, a garden office, creative space, ‘she shed’ or work pod can provide a perfect solution. A greenhouse or potting shed will appeal to keen gardeners, while a cosy shepherd’s hut, perhaps with a bijou wood-burning stove, can work as guest accommodation. In Shed Style, Selina reveals how to create the shed of your dreams, presenting hundreds of fresh ideas for decorating and styling both the interior and exterior as well as suggestions for lighting, fabrics, furniture and other accessories. Shed Style is perfect for anyone who wants to make the most of their outdoor space.

All the GMAT

All the GMAT
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Author: Manhattan Prep
Pages: 1912
ISBN: 9781506219707
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Manhattan Prep Publishing

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitles included with the product. ​ Manhattan Prep’s All the GMAT set is an updated and expanded version of the 10-book Complete GMAT Strategy Guide Set (6th Ed). We’ve taken the 10 guides, consolidated them into three books, and expanded coverage of the content and strategies that will help you to get a higher score on the GMAT. Online bonus materials include 2 exclusive ebooks with harder content, an online study syllabus that tracks your progress, 6 full-length adaptive practice tests, and GMAT Navigator with full Official Guide solutions. All the GMAT comes with access to the Atlas online learning platform. Your Atlas All the GMAT study plan includes: Two exclusive e-books covering harder quant and verbal content, for those aiming for an especially high GMAT score A study syllabus, integrating reading, practice problem, and practice test assignments; we’ll tell you what to do and when to do it Six full-length GMAT computer adaptive tests (CATs) Full access to Manhattan Prep’s GMAT Navigator, which contains solutions for all problems in the main GMAT Official Guide book (book sold separately) from the makers of the official test Additional practice problems, interactive video lessons, strategies for time management, and more Lessons and practice problems created by expert instructors with 99th-percentile scores on the GMAT The All the GMAT book set includes three volumes: GMAT All the Quant guide GMAT All the Verbal guide GMAT Integrated Reasoning & Essay guide Executive Assessment (EA) test-takers: The IR guide is fully built out for both EA and GMAT test-takers. The All the Quant and All the Verbal guides are also effective for EA studiers; ignore the non-coordinate-plane geometry chapters in the Quant guide and study everything else. Manhattan Prep guides are the top-selling GMAT prep guides worldwide for a reason; we have the most in-depth, comprehensive, and effective materials available for GMAT studies. For an even bigger boost to your studies, check out Manhattan Prep’s Self-Study Toolkit, which contains 100% of the study materials and resources that we give to students in our live courses.

Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches Second Edition

Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches  Second Edition
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Author: Iain Foulds
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781617297625
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Manning Publications

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition, is a tutorial on writing, deploying, and running applications in Azure. In it, you’ll work through 21 short lessons that give you real-world experience. Each lesson includes a hands-on lab so you can try out and lock in your new skills. Summary You can be incredibly productive with Azure without mastering every feature, function, and service. Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition gets you up and running quickly, teaching you the most important concepts and tasks in 21 practical bite-sized lessons. As you explore the examples, exercises, and labs, you'll pick up valuable skills immediately and take your first steps to Azure mastery! This fully revised new edition covers core changes to the Azure UI, new Azure features, Azure containers, and the upgraded Azure Kubernetes Service. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the technology Microsoft Azure is vast and powerful, offering virtual servers, application templates, and prebuilt services for everything from data storage to AI. To navigate it all, you need a trustworthy guide. In this book, Microsoft engineer and Azure trainer Iain Foulds focuses on core skills for creating cloud-based applications. About the book Learn Azure in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition, is a tutorial on writing, deploying, and running applications in Azure. In it, you’ll work through 21 short lessons that give you real-world experience. Each lesson includes a hands-on lab so you can try out and lock in your new skills. What's inside Understanding Azure beyond point-and-click Securing applications and data Automating your environment Azure services for machine learning, containers, and more About the reader This book is for readers who can write and deploy simple web or client/server applications. About the author Iain Foulds is an engineer and senior content developer with Microsoft. Table of Contents PART 1 - AZURE CORE SERVICES 1 Before you begin 2 Creating a virtual machine 3 Azure Web Apps 4 Introduction to Azure Storage 5 Azure Networking basics PART 2 - HIGH AVAILABILITY AND SCALE 6 Azure Resource Manager 7 High availability and redundancy 8 Load-balancing applications 9 Applications that scale 10 Global databases with Cosmos DB 11 Managing network traffic and routing 12 Monitoring and troubleshooting PART 3 - SECURE BY DEFAULT 13 Backup, recovery, and replication 14 Data encryption 15 Securing information with Azure Key Vault 16 Azure Security Center and updates PART 4 - THE COOL STUFF 17 Machine learning and artificial intelligence 18 Azure Automation 19 Azure containers 20 Azure and the Internet of Things 21 Serverless computing

Architectural Detailing

Architectural Detailing
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Author: Edward Allen,Patrick Rand
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781118428962
Release: 2012-06-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This edition of the industry standard on architectural detailing includes new sections covering analysis and modification of existing details and design of new details, both basic and advanced. Revised to address sustainability and to reflect the International Building Code®, Architectural Detailing continues to deliver reliable, insightful information on how to design details that will be water- and airtight, control the flows of heat and water vapor, adjust to all kinds of movement, age gracefully, be easy to construct, and still look good. Conveniently organized by the three major concerns of the detailer—function, constructibility, and aesthetics—this edition features: Richly illustrated examples of detail design, case studies, and practical exercises. New and revised patterns showing form, constructibility, and aesthetics. Everything you need, whether a student or professional, to design details that work. Order your copy today.

Modernist Invention

Modernist Invention
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Author: Edward Allen
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781108496322
Release: 2020-08-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Modernist Invention attends to the parallel histories of media technology and modernist American poetry.

Designing a World Class Architecture Firm

Designing a World Class Architecture Firm
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Author: Patrick MacLeamy
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781119685302
Release: 2020-04-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Offers architects and creative services professionals exclusive insights and strategies for success from the former CEO of HOK. Designing a World Class Architecture Firm: The People, Stories and Strategies Behind HOK tells the history of one of the largest design firms in the world and draws lessons from it that can help other architects, interior designers, urban planners and creative services professionals grow bigger or better. Former HOK CEO Patrick MacLeamy shares the revolutionary strategies HOK’s founders deployed to create a brand-new type of architecture firm. He pulls no punches, revealing the triple crisis that almost bankrupted HOK and describes how any firm can survive and thrive. Designing a World Class Architecture Firm tells the inside story of many of HOK’s most iconic buildings, including the National Air and Space Museum, Moscone Convention Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Houston Galleria and the reimagined LaGuardia Airport. Each chapter conveys lessons learned from HOK’s successes —and failures— including: The importance of diversifying to depression-and-recession-proof your firm The benefit of organizing your firm around specialized leaders and project types The difference between leading and managing your people The value of simple financial metrics to ensure your firm’s health and profitability The “run toward trouble” strategy which prevents problems from ballooning MacLeamy delivers his advice via inspirational stories such as how HOK survived when its home office in St. Louis went up in flames and humorous stories, like the time an HOK executive was mistaken for royalty on a trip to Saudi Arabia. In this tell-all guide, the driven architecture or design professional will find the tools needed to evolve or grow any firm.

The Finisher

The Finisher
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Author: Peter Lovesey
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781641291828
Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Soho Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

On the 50th anniversary of the publication of his first novel, Peter Lovesey, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and titan of the British detective novel, returns to the subject of his very first mystery—running. Through a particularly ill-fated series of events, couch potato Maeve Kelly, an elementary school teacher whose mother always assured her “curvy” girls shouldn’t waste their time trying to be fit, has been forced to sign up for the Other Half, Bath’s springtime half marathon. The training is brutal, but she must disprove her mother and collect pledges for her aunt’s beloved charity. What Maeve doesn’t know is just how vicious some of the other runners are. Meanwhile, Detective Peter Diamond is tasked with crowd control on the raucous day of the race—and catches sight of a violent criminal he put away a decade ago, and who very much seems to be up to his old tricks now that he is paroled. Diamond’s hackles are already up when he learns that one of the runners never crossed the finish line and disappeared without a trace. Was Diamond a spectator to murder?