Kim Williams

  • This is the first-ever English translation of Daniele Barbaro's 1567 Italian translation of and commentary on Vitruvius's Ten Books of Architecture, an encyclopaedic treatment of science and technology whose influence extended far beyond its day. Intended to both interpret and expand upon the Vitruvian text, Barbaro's erudite commentary reflects his Aristotelian approach, particularly his fascination with the relationship between science and the arts. This treatise offers a window onto the architectural ideals of the 1500s, as well as then-current notions of philosophy, mathematics, music, astronomy, mechanics, and more. The text is accompanied by illustrations by the Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and his contemporaries. Palladio's own Four Books on Architecture, published in 1570, was just one of many treatises on architecture that was inspired by the ideas contained here.An overview of Daniele Barbaro's thinking is presented in a foreword by Branko Mitrovic´. The collocation of Barbaro's treatise between those of Alberti and Palladio is addressed in a foreword by Robert Tavernor. Kim Williams provides a translator's note to orient the reader. The text of the translation is cross-referenced to both Barbaro's 1567 publication and standard divisions of Vitruvius. The volume includes a detailed index of subjects and an index of proper names.

  • Un époux en héritage, Lynne Graham
    Lizzie ne possède qu'une chose : l'île de Lionos, un lieu paradisiaque qu'un testament absurde lui interdit de vendre. Pour le reste, elle vit dans la plus parfaite indigence malgré un travail acharné. Alors, quand Cesare Sabatino lui offre une fortune pour l'épouser et ainsi accéder à l'île, elle accepte la folle proposition de cet homme au regard doré... 
    Le charme d'un patron, Cathy Williams
    Comment les femmes peuvent-elles être assez naïves pour tomber dans le piège d'Alessandro Preda ? Certes, Kate doit en convenir, son patron est d'une beauté à couper le souffle, mais il faudrait être aveugle pour ne pas déceler, sous le masque du prince charmant, le play-boy invétéré ! Alors pourquoi sent-elle naître pour lui des émotions intenses ? 
    Le secret d'une nuit d'amour, Kim Lawrence
    Deux ans plus tôt, cacher sa grossesse à Ben Warrender avait semblé à Lily la plus sage des décisions. Après tout, Ben appartenait à l'aristocratie anglaise et, surtout, il était sur le point d'en épouser une autre. Pourtant, lorsqu'elle le voit apparaître sur l'île où elle passe ses vacances, Lily prend peur. Car il est clair que Ben a découvert l'existence de leur fille... 

  • Every age and every culture has relied on the incorporation of mathematics in their works of architecture to imbue the built environment with meaning and order. Mathematics is also central to the production of architecture, to its methods of measurement, fabrication and analysis. This two-volume edited collection presents a detailed portrait of the ways in which two seemingly different disciplines are interconnected. Over almost 100 chapters it illustrates and examines the relationship between architecture and mathematics. Contributors of these chapters come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds: architects, mathematicians, historians, theoreticians, scientists and educators. Through this work, architecture may be seen and understood in a new light, by professionals as well as non-professionals.Volume I covers architecture from antiquity through Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Roman, Medieval, Inkan, Gothic and early Renaissance eras and styles. The themes that are covered range from symbolism and proportion to measurement and structural stability. From Europe to Africa, Asia and South America, the chapters span different countries, cultures and practices.

  • The book aims to provide an overview of the state of the art on the mechanics of arches and masonry structures. It is addressed to an international audience, arising from the international context in which the Associazione Edoardo Benvenuto has carried out its activities in recent years, under the honorary presidency of Jacques Heyman. The book belongs to the collection Between Mechanics and Architecture, born in 1995 from the collaboration of several renowned scholars, including Edoardo Benvenuto (P. Radelet-de Grave, E. Benvenuto (eds.), Entre Mécanique et Architecture / Between Mechanics and Architecture, Birkhäuser, Basel 1995).

  • Integrated Genomics: A Discovery-Based Laboratory Course introduces the excitement of discovery to the basic molecular biology laboratory. Utilizing up-to-date molecular biology protocols and a basic experimental design, this text offers experience with three different model systems. Students will become familiar with the simplicity and power of single-celled organisms, Escherichia coli and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, as they search for genes that interact and function within the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Incorporated throughout the course are exercises designed to offer students familiarity with the wealth of bioinformatics data that can be accessed on the World Wide Web. Following completion of interaction studies within the yeast, the course is designed to allow students to examine the functional consequences of reducing a gene's function within the multicellular worm that is both simple and inexpensive to maintain within a laboratory. The inclusion of alternative experiments allow for flexibility in determining the ending date or goal of the laboratory, as well as working within the available budget and resources of most any classroom environment. Further striking features of this title are: An accompanying Web site providing PowerPoint slides, plus links to the internet, and regular updates as bioinformatics databases evolve and methods improve. Inclusion of modern genomic/proteomic technologies such as the yeast two-hybrid system and RNAi Detailed experimental protocols and easy access to instructional materials This discovery-based laboratory course provides excellent practical training for those pursuing career paths in biomedicine, pharmacy, and biotechnology.

  • This is a timely collection of important biomedical applications for a set of separation/characterization techniques that are rapidly gaining popularity due to their wide dynamic range, high resolution, and ability to function in most commonly used solvent systems. Importantly, the field-flow fractionation (FFF) technique has recently emerged as a prominent complement to size exclusion chromatography for protein pharmaceuticals. Fractionation with FFF is gentle and preserves protein structural integrity better than existing alternatives. In the present text, different chapters are written by experts in their respective field of application, who offer comparisons between the FFF techniques and other methods for characterizing their special focus material. Practical guide-lines for successful implementation, such as choice of operating conditions, are offered in conjunction with each application. In addition to new instrumentation and approaches that address important current topics, readers are provided with an overall sense of prior (but timeless) major developments that may be overlooked in literature searches.