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The Resource Habitat : vernacular architecture for a changing planet, edited by Sandra Piesik

Habitat : vernacular architecture for a changing planet, edited by Sandra Piesik

Label
Habitat : vernacular architecture for a changing planet
Title
Habitat
Title remainder
vernacular architecture for a changing planet
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sandra Piesik
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gathering together the world's leading experts on vernacular architecture, this once-in-a generation publication examines how local buildings have stood the test of time and offer vital lessons for the future. The core of the book is arranged by climate zone, from desert to tropical, temperate to arctic. Within each section, buildings are presented regionally, showing how local climatic conditions and vegetation affect the evolution of building styles. This central part is bookended by a range of essays exploring the economic and anthropological aspects, while the reference section offers information on materials science and engineering, including how buildings have been adapted to contend with natural disasters
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
  • 720.47
  • A 721.04 (FF)
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA208
LC item number
.H3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Piesik, Sandra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vernacular architecture
  • Architecture and climate
  • Architecture and Planning
Target audience
specialized
Label
Habitat : vernacular architecture for a changing planet, edited by Sandra Piesik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0034089635
Dimensions
37 cm
Extent
600 pages
Isbn
9780500343241
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)
Label
Habitat : vernacular architecture for a changing planet, edited by Sandra Piesik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0034089635
Dimensions
37 cm
Extent
600 pages
Isbn
9780500343241
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour)

Library Locations

    • Westminster Reference LibraryBorrow it
      35 St. Martin's Street, London, WC2H 7HP, GB
      51.5096382 -0.1297941
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