Nature is not simply ´´green´´ or the ´´opposite of culture.´´ Essentially, it is an intellectual construct. The relationship between man and Nature, for instance, articulates itself architectonically. Now what could one see as the possible role of Nature in projects of architects representative of the International Style (including successive echoes in postwar modernity), and how does Nature itself only become ´´visible´´ through the built environment? Based on key architecture projects, this fourth volume of the Landscript series attempts to instigate a change of perspective. In series of investigations, renowned researchers analyse architecture through the lens of its own inherent understanding of Nature. Their essays try to gain insights both into concepts of Nature in modernity, whose entire range of characteristics have yet to be explored, and into an architecture, whose relationship to Nature is usually only negotiated in disciplines like garden history. How does this finally relate to our present condition?
To defeat your enemy, you must first know your enemy... Ayman al-Zawahiri , al Qaeda´s new leader, is activating his most trusted recruits to carry out his newest plot: to detonate a bomb inside one of sixty-four commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S., causing radiological fallout that would kill hundreds of thousands of innocent Americans. The President needs answers quickly, and after Kolt Raynor saved his life a few months earlier, he knows he is the perfect man for the job. His task is to infiltrate al Qaeda and prevent this deep-cover terror cell from making their plot a reality before it´s too late. The stakes have never been higher in this globe-hopping special operations thriller, perfect for fans of Brad Thor, Mark Greaney and Frederick Forsyth.
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Transition to a plant-based diet without giving up meat and dairy completely. If you´re concerned about your health and the environment but aren´t quite ready to commit to a fully vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, a flexitarian diet will work for you. Modern Flexitarian features 100 healthy, adaptable veg-based recipes alongside quick twists and suggestions that give you the freedom to enjoy meat, fish, or dairy from time to time. Complete with tips for getting started, nutritional and dietary advice, and a sample weekly menu, Modern Flexitarian will inspire and help you to embrace a mostly vegetarian or vegan diet with ease.