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Seguem abaixo alguns títulos de livros que foram recentemente incorporados ao acervo da Biblioteca:

Adaptive thermal comfort: principles and practice. Autores: Fergus Nicol, Michael Humphreys e Susan Roaf. Editora: Routledge. Ano: 2012. ISBN: 9780415691598

The fundamental function of buildings is to provide safe and healthy shelter. For the fortunate they also provide comfort and delight. In the twentieth century comfort became a ‘product’ produced by machines and run on cheap energy. In a world where fossil fuels are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive, and the climate more extreme, the challenge of designing comfortable buildings today requires a new approach. This timely book is the first in a trilogy from leaders in the field which will provide just that. It explains, in a clear and comprehensible manner, how we stay comfortable by using our bodies, minds, buildings and their systems to adapt to indoor and outdoor conditions which change with the weather and the climate. The book is in two sections. The first introduces the principles on which the theory of adaptive thermal comfort is based. The second explains how to use field studies to measure thermal comfort in practice and to analyze the data gathered.

Advanced grammar in use: a self-study reference and practice book for advanced learners of English. Autor: Martin Hewings. Editora: Cambridge. Ano: 2013. ISBN 9781107699892

An updated version of the highly successful “Advanced Grammar in Use”. This third edition, with answers and CD-ROM, is ideal for self-study. The book contains 100 units of grammar reference and practice materials, with illustrations in full colour and a user-friendly layout. It is ideal for learners preparing for the Cambridge Advanced, Proficiency or IELTS examinations, and is informed by the Cambridge International Corpus, which ensures the language is authentic and up-to-date. The CD-ROM includes 200 interactive exercises to reinforce the language learned in the book, plus customised tests and audio recordings to accompany the main exercises. Versions without answers and without the CD-ROM are available to purchase separately.

Chemistry³: introducing inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Autores: Andrew Burrows, John Holman, Andrew Parsons, Gwen Pilling e Gareth Price. Editora: Oxford. Ano: 2009. ISBN: 9780199691852

Chemistry³ responds to this challenge, providing students with a full understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry on which to build later studies. Uniquely amongst the introductory chemistry texts currently available, Chemistry³ is written by a team of chemists to give equal coverage of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry – coverage that is uniformly authoritative throughout. A special feature is the mechanistic approach to organic chemistry, rather than the old-fashioned ‘functional group’ approach. The author team is completed by two specialists in chemistry education who bring to the book a wealth of experience of teaching chemistry in a way that students enjoy and understand. The result is a text that builds on what students already know from school and tackles their misunderstandings and misconceptions, thereby providing a seamless transition from school to undergraduate study. The authors achieve unrivalled accessibility through the provision of carefully-worded explanations and reminders of what they already know; the introduction of concepts in a logical and progressive manner; and the use of annotated diagrams and step-by-step worked examples,. The unique use of context and photographs show how chemistry is applicable to everyday life, encouraging students to engage with the text and see the central role that chemistry plays in our lives.

Cinesiologia do aparelho musculoesquelético: fundamentos para reabilitação. Autor: Donald A. Neumann. Editora: Elsevier. Ano: 2011. ISBN 9788535239669

Ricamente ilustrado, Cinesiologia do Aparelho Musculoesquelético: Fundamentos para Reabilitação apresenta o mais abrangente texto de cinesiologia baseado em pesquisas e fácil de ler. Uma abordagem atraente explora os princípios fundamentais em detalhes nítidos e esclarece a ligação entre a estrutura e a função do sistema musculoesquelético, para possibilitar uma compreensão clara e confiante.

Core HTML5 Canvas: graphics, animation, and game development. Autor: David Geary. Editora: Prentice Hall. Ano: 2013. ISBN 9780132761611

This book is a painstakingly crafted, expertly written, code-fueled, no-nonsense deep dive into HTML5 Canvas printed in full color with syntax-highlighted code listings throughout. Core HTML5 Canvas is written for experienced software developers with an intermediate-level understanding of JavaScript. The result of two years full-time work by a long-time best-selling author, this book shows you how to implement anything you can imagine with the Canvas 2D API, from text editors to video games. Geary meticulously covers every detail of the API with crystal-clear writing so that you not only understand advanced concepts, but most importantly, you can modify the book’s examples for your own specific use cases.

Diseño textil contemporáneo. Autora: Drusilla Cole. Editora: Blume. Ano: 2008. ISBN 9788498013436

Más de 400 diseños de más de 100 artistas, desde estudiantes recién titulados hasta artistas consagrados. El texto va acompañado de cientos de fotografías y de comentarios de los autores o los artistas, quienes hacen referencia a sus fuentes de inspiración, las técnicas empleadas o la utilización de materiales. Organizado en tres capítulos (los textiles construidos, los textiles teñidos, pintados y estampados, y técnicas mixtas y cosidos), este libro constituye un tesoro de imágenes inspiradoras.

Information graphics. Autora: Sandra Rendgen. Editora: Taschen. Ano: 2012. ISBN: 9783836528795

The in-depth introductory section, illustrated with over 60 images (each accompanied by an explanatory caption), features essays by Sandra Rendgen, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Richard Saul Wurman, and Simon Rogers; looking back all the way to primitive cave paintings as a means of communication, this introductory section gives readers an excellent overview of the subject. The second part of the book is entirely dedicated to contemporary works by the current most renowned professionals, presenting 200 graphics projects, with over 400 examples — each with a fact sheet and an explanation of methods and objectives — divided into chapters by the subjects Location, Time, Category, and Hierarchy.

Sustainable urbanism: urban design with nature. Autor: Douglas Farr. Editora: Wiley. Ano: 2008. ISBN 9780471777519

Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to “sustainable urbanism”–the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings. Providing a historic perspective on the standards and regulations that got us to where we are today in terms of urban lifestyle and attempts at reform, Douglas Farr makes a powerful case for sustainable urbanism, showing where we went wrong, and where we need to go. He then explains how to implement sustainable urbanism through leadership and communication in cities, communities, and neighborhoods.

Turning pages: editorial design for print media. Editores: R. Kantlen e S. Ehmann. Editora: Gestalten. Ano: 2010. ISBN: 9783899553147

Turning Pages is a perceptive survey of the state-of-the-art magazines, books, and newspapers that are redefining print media. It introduces relevant solutions for a print landscape that has been and continues to be changed indelibly by economic upheaval and our shifting media preferences.

Fonte: Divulgação

Os livros novos ficarão expostos até o dia 18/11, quando poderão ser emprestados.


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