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Giving you the first comprehensive presentation of the ground breaking research undertaken at Heriot Watt University, with Research Council and industrial funding, this book brings a new perspective to the design of building drainage and vent systems. It provides the building services community with clear and verifiable design methods that will be robust enough to meet challenges such as climate change and water conservation; population migration to the mega cities of the developing world, and the consequent pressures of user concentration; the rise of the prestige building and the introduction of new appliances and control strategies. These all combine to make traditional codified design guidance insufficient. Many assumptions in existing codes defining the entrained airflows within building drainage vent systems cannot be theoretically supported, so designers concerned with these systems need analysis and simulation capabilities which are at least as reliable as those enjoyed by other building services practitioners.
The Method of Characteristics solution techniques which are well established in the pressure surge field are now used to provide solutions for drainage designers. The material is applied to a whole range of abstract scenarios then to a series of real world applications including the forensic modelling of the SARS virus spread within Amoy Gardens in 2003 and the refurbishment of the O2 Dome. Applications to specialised services, including underground station drainage and highly infectious disease treatment facilities are discussed and demonstrated, alongside the use of design and simulation techniques in support of product development.
Aimed at both professional and academic users, this book serves both as a design aid and as a core text for specialist masters courses in public health and building services engineering.
The sixth fableous book in Suzanne Selfors' Ever After High: A School Story series.Meeshell is not an ordinary mermaid princess; she knows that someday, when she is older, she will leave her sea kingdom and live happily ever after on land with her prince. The thought of living on land is thrilling but also nerve-racking. Meeshell is glad she has years to prepare! But there is a change in the tides, and now Meeshell will start attending Ever After High. She has almost no time to do all of her preparing and planning. Can Meeshell fit in at Ever After High, or will she stand out like a fish out of water? 2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.
About the Author
Best-selling author, Suzanne Selfors, feels like a royal on some days and a rebel on others. She's written many books for kids, including the Smells Like Dog series and The Imaginary Veterinary series.
She has two charming children and lives on a magical island kingdom where she hopes it is her destiny to write stories forever after.
Adolescence can be a challenging period under normal circumstances, but for five troubled boys, 1963 is a particularly difficult year. As social worker Airdrie Thompson-Guppy and her family settle in Waterloo, Ontario, Airdrie's life is about to dramatically change when those five boys are placed in her home by the Children's Aid Society.
One by one, the boys cautiously move into the home Airdrie shares with her husband and one-year-old daughter. Lefty is the unwitting victim of his father's anger. Bob has endured constant abuse from his alcoholic parents. Johnny struggles academically, is fatherless and is clearly troubled. Val sports an impish grin and is quick to argue. Dan is a cheery lad who is easily led by others. As Airdrie shares how she cared for the boys despite their inner turmoil and troubled backgrounds, she provides an eye-opening glimpse into one family form that focuses on rescuing and protecting children from the atrocities of a dysfunctional life.
Airdrie's Boys is a poignant story for anyone who cares about children; for families who need to know that lives can change and mend; and for all those who dedicate their professional lives to helping children discover a better life.
A Fish Out of the Water chronicles the tale of a fish named Enoch who left his school. Although he faced ridicule from the other fish, he went in search of greater knowledge. Enoch was not aware that the principal of his school had told his teachers not to interfere with his training; however, most of the teachers disobeyed the principal's mandate.
After departing the school, Enoch undergoes a transformation into a human via a mysterious character. He is granted three days to begin a quest for knowledge. Like a toddler, Enoch had to learn how to walk. As he begins his journey, Enoch supernaturally discovers that the stranger gave him certain gifts to complete his quest.
Satan tempts him to bow down and worship him. Enoch faced him on two different occasions before going up into the third heaven. Enoch learns the truth of the meaning of wisdom and understanding from his creator.
Cassie Templeton leads a perfectly normal life but when her beloved foster brother goes missing somewhere in South America she undertakes a perilous journey to rescue him. Luke Devlin doesn't want to be rescued. In his line of work you quickly learn that when things go wrong you're on your own and he can live, and die, with that. What he can't and won't accept is putting those he loves at risk. Patrick Logan wants to help but knows the chances of seeing his friend alive again are slim. And he doesn't need an enthusiastic amateur getting in the way, especially when he's not sure who he's protecting her for, Devlin or himself. Caught between duty, loyalty and revenge, love can be a dangerous affair.
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