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A Spotter’s Guide to Amazing Architecture

The next in our Spotter’s Guide series reveals 120 of the world’s great human constructions and where to find them, from cloud-piercing skyscrapers and ancient sites to classic buildings and contemporary designs. Packed with facts, maps and photos, it’s a fun and fascinating introduction to the sublime, the strange and everything in between.
When we travel it’s often to see a building – the Taj Mahal, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower. They’re things of beauty, symbols of their age and emblems of human endeavour. Sometimes, buildings are the reason we decide to go somewhere; think of an icon such as Bilbao’s Guggenheim and Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex. Other times, buildings help make a visit more enriching and rewarding, like discovering the old district of Pelourinho in Salvador, Brazil and the majestic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
** *Amazing Architecture: A Spotter’s Guide* ** is perfect for anyone interested in learning about many of the world’s greatest architectural sites. Each entry includes a brief introduction, who designed it and when it was built, plus a map to help you plan a visit.
Famous, weird and wonderful places include:
Bran Castle in Transylvania, Romania
The Crooked House in Sopot, Poland
Shah Mosque in Esfahan, Iran
Skara Brae in Orkney, Scotland
Towers of San Gimignano, Italy
Roman Baths in Bath, UK
Ayutthaya temple complex, Thailand
The Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia
Millau Viaduct, southern France
Chrysler Building, New York, USA
Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
The mud-made Agadez Mosque, Niger
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Modern London

From the art deco factories of the 1920s through to the skyscraper boom of the twenty-first century, Modern London takes you on an illustrated tour of the capital’s ever-changing landscape.

Shaped variously by war, economics, population growth and design trends, the city has been moulded by some of the greatest modern architects and to this day remains a centre of building design and experimentation. Through intricate graphic illustrations and accessible entertaining text, London’s streets, structures and transport systems of the last century are brought to life. Discover long lost treasures such as the Firestone Factory and marvel at modern–day masterpieces like the London Aquatics centre; delight in previously vilified social housing projects such as the Balfron Tower, and discover the drama behind bold, eccentric designs like the “Cheesegrater’.

The city’s skyline can change in an instant; Modern London invites you to sit back and survey the scene so far.

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Kubernetes Cookbook

Kubernetes is becoming the de-facto standard for container orchestration and distributed applications management across a microservices framework. With this practical cookbook, you’ll learn hands-on recipes for automating the deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts.

The book’s easy-lookup problem-solution-discussion format helps you find the detailed answers you need—quickly. Kubernetes lets you deploy your applications quickly and predictably, so you can efficiently respond to customer demand. This cookbook, ideal for developers and system administers alike, provides the essential knowledge you need to get there.

You’ll find recipes for:

* Kubernetes installation

* Kubernetes API, API groups

* Application primitives

* Monitoring

* Troubleshooting

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The Alchemy of Things

If you have read The House that Pinterest Built, Smart Spaces, Iconic Australian Houses, or Elements of Style, you’re going to love Karen McCartney’s new book The Alchemy of Things.

Karen McCartney’s eighteen most fascinating homes in the world: The Alchemy of Things invites you into the homes and minds of eighteen fascinating UK, Australian, US and European creatives selected by esteemed interior design editor and author, Karen McCartney. These artists, interior designers, architects, collectors, gallerists, stylists, furniture designers and vintage retailers take you on an eccentric, whimsical, curated and clever tour of their interior design and home decor, and the philosophies behind their creations.

An esteemed interior design editor and author: Author Karen McCartney is best known for her work in the world of interiors, architecture and design across print and digital media. She edited Marie Claire Lifestyle and was the founding editor of Inside Out magazine before becoming Editorial Director (Lifestyle) at News Corp Australia. Karen is the author of eight architecture and interior design books including the bestselling 50/60/70 Iconic Australian Houses, 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses and more recently, Perfect Imperfect: The beauty of accident, age & patina. According to Karen, the idea for The Alchemy of Things arose out of her previous book, Perfect Imperfect, where some of the content revolved around remarkable people with quite extreme interiors – people such as Martyn Thompson in New York and Nectar Efkarpidis in Canberra.

Enjoy the visual splendour of The Alchemy of Things:

•Tap into architectural energy that defies trend
•Visit remarkable homes that have never been seen before
•Change your perspective and think out of the interior design box

(source: Bol.com)