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Aesthetics: A Very Short Introduction

Nanay, Bence (Professor of Philosophy an
Bence Nanay introduces aesthetics, a branch of philosophy that explores the nature of art, beauty, and taste. Looking beyond traditional artistic experiences, he defends the topic from accusations of elitism, and shows how more everyday experiences such as the pleasure in a soft fabric or falling leaves can become the subject of aesthetics.
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Wilmot-Smith on Construction Contracts

Wilmot-Smith, QC, Richard (Barrister, Ba
The new edition of this definitive work is an essential source of reference on construction contracts in the UK, dealing with all of the substantive law and dispute resolution procedures in one user-friendly volume. It combines scholarship, clarity, and practicality.
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Sound: A Very Short Introduction

Goldsmith M
This Very Short Introduction explores the science of sound and its nature, hearing and harmony. Considering sound we can't hear, the author also covers different sound worlds, as well as noise and its reduction.
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London in the Roman World

Perring, Dominic (Director of the UCL Ce
This original study draws on the results of latest archaeological discoveries to describe London's Roman origins. It offers a wealth of new information from one of the world's richest and most intensively studied archaeological sites.
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Blackstone's Guide to Contaminated Land

Hellawell, Trevor
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Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction

Thompson I
Landscape architecture, which includes the planning of parks and gardens and the design and siting of buildings and roads, plays an important role in shaping the world around us. In this Very Short Introduction, Ian Thompson uses real-life examples from around the world to examine its impact throughout history and in contemporary society.
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Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Rousseau J J
Part reminiscence, part meditation, Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the enduring testimony of an alienated person seeking self-knowledge. As he records his walks round Paris, he finds happiness in solitude and nature. The new translation includes an introduction and notes that explore the work and its contexts.
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Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC

Potts C
Religious Architecture in Latium and Etruria, c. 900-500 BC presents the first comprehensive treatment of cult buildings in western central Italy from the Iron Age to the Archaic Period.
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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

Curl J & Wilson S
With over 6,000 entries from Aalto to Zwinger, this is the most authoritative dictionary of architectural history available. Beautifully illustrated and extensively revised and expanded, it is an invaluable work of reference for students of architecture, landscape architecture, professional architects, and art historians.
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