Improvised citie:. Architecture, urbanization and innovation in Peru

Improvised citie:. Architecture, urbanization and innovation in Peru

Helen Gyger. (2019). Improvised Cities: Architecture, Urbanization, and Innovation in Peru. University of Pittsburgh Press. Beginning in the 1950s, an explosion in rural-urban migration dramatically increased the population of cities throughout Peru, leading to an acute housing shortage and the proliferation of self-built shelters clustered in barriadas, or squatter settlements. Improvised Cities examines the history of aided self-help housing, or technical assistance to self-builders, which took on a variety of forms in Peru from 1954 to 1986. While the postwar period saw a number …

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Analytic Combinatorics – A Multidimensional Approach

Analytic Combinatorics - A Multidimensional Approach

Analytic Combinatorics: A Multidimensional Approach is written in a reader-friendly fashion to better facilitate the understanding of the subject. Naturally, it is a firm introduction to the concept of analytic combinatorics and is a valuable tool to help readers better understand the structure and large-scale behavior of discrete objects. Primarily, the textbook is a gateway to the interactions between complex analysis and combinatorics. The study will lead readers through connections to number theory, algebraic geometry, probability and formal language theory. The textbook starts by …

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Celtic from the West 2: Rethinking the Bronze Age and the Arrival of Indo-European in Atlantic Europe

Celtic from the West 2: Rethinking the Bronze Age and the Arrival of Indo-European in Atlantic Europe

Europes Atlantic faade has long been treated as marginal to the formation of the European Bronze Age and the puzzle of the origin and early spread of the Indo-European languages. Until recently the idea that Atlantic Europe was a wholly pre-Indo-European world throughout the Bronze Age remained plausible. Rapidly expanding evidence for the later prehistory and the pre-Roman languages of the West increasingly exclude that possibility. It is therefore time to refocus on a narrowing list of suspects as possible archaeological proxies for the …

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Dislocation Based Fracture Mechanics

Dislocation Based Fracture Mechanics

The dislocation is the basic building block of the crack in an elastic-plastic solid. Fracture mechanics is developed in this text from its dislocation foundation. It is the only text to do so. It is written for the graduate student and the new investigator entering the fracture field as well as the experienced scientist who has not used the dislocation approach. The dislocation mechanics needed to find the dislocation density fields of crack tip plastic zones is developed in detail. All known dislocation based …

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Vendel Period Bracteates on Gotland: On the Significance of Germanic Art

Vendel Period Bracteates on Gotland: On the Significance of Germanic Art

This thesis investigates the Germanic art in W. and N.W. Europe during the period c. 400-800 AD on the methodical basis of the contextual iconography, developed by the German historian Karl Hauck. Centred on an analysis of the so-called E-bracteates from Gotland it is shown that a systematic iconographic approach is relevant not only to our knowledge of pre-Christian Germanic religion, but also for the establishing of chronologies and for our understanding of early medieval society in S. Scandinavia. Founded on the recognition of …

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Problems and perspectives : studies in the modern French language

Problems and perspectives : studies in the modern French language

Problems and Perspectives- Studies in the Modern French Language looks at a number of interesting or problematic areas in the phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis of the French language and encourages the reader to think critically about different ways of approaching, describing and explaining these issues or data.The book is divided into two parts- the first section is a preliminary to, and contextualises, the discussion of the more specialised topics of the second part. Part two presents problematic and controversial areas in the description …

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