Foundation s Edge

  • Filename: foundation-s-edge.
  • ISBN: 9780553293388
  • Release Date: 1991
  • Number of pages: 450
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Spectra

Interplanetary intrigue, hyperspace pursuit, and future technology combine with a desperate search for the planet Earth

Foundation s Edge

  • Filename: foundation-s-edge.
  • ISBN: 9780586058398
  • Release Date: 1984
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

"This book, while self-contained, is a continuation of the Foundation trilogy, which is made up of three books: Foundation, Foundation and empire, and Second foundation"--Afterword.

Foundation and Empire

  • Filename: foundation-and-empire.
  • ISBN: 9780586013557
  • Release Date: 1962
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Catastrophic events unfold as predicted by Hari Seldon--"although small and seemingly helpless, the Foundation had managed to survive against the greed of its neighboring warlords. But could it stand against the mighty power of the Empire, who had created a mutant man with the strength of a dozen battlefleets ...?"--Publisher description.


  • Filename: foundation.
  • ISBN: 055390034X
  • Release Date: 2004-06-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Spectra

For twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation. But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed.

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

  • Filename: aid-on-the-edge-of-chaos.
  • ISBN: 9780199578023
  • Release Date: 2013-10-24
  • Number of pages: 440
  • Author: Ben Ramalingam
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

Aid has become a tangle of donors and recipients, so unwieldy that it is in danger of collapse. This ground-breaking book presents fresh thinking that transcends the 'more' verses 'less' arguments. Drawing on complexity theory it shows how aid could be transformed into a truly dynamic form of global cooperation fit for the twenty-first century.

Foundations of Psychological Testing

  • Filename: foundations-of-psychological-testing.
  • ISBN: 9781483369273
  • Release Date: 2015-06-16
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Leslie A. Miller
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications

Offering a clear introduction to the basics of psychological testing as well as to psychometrics and statistics, Foundations of Psychological Testing: A Practical Approach, Fifth Edition by Leslie A. Miller and Robert L. Lovler is a practical book that includes discussion of foundational concepts and issues, using real-life examples and situations that students will easily recognize, relate to, and find interesting. A variety of pedagogical tools further the conceptual understanding needed for effective use of tests and test scores. Now aligned with the 2014 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, the Fifth Edition offers new and expanded content throughout.

Structural Foundations Manual for Low Rise Buildings

  • Filename: structural-foundations-manual-for-low-rise-buildings.
  • ISBN: 9780415266437
  • Release Date: 2003-11-04
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Michael F. Atkinson
  • Publisher: CRC Press

This book provides practical and buildable solutions for the design of foundations for housing and other low-rise buildings, especially those on abnormal or poor ground. A wealth of expert information and advice is brought together dealing with the key aspects a designer must consider in order to achieve effective and economic foundation designs. This second edition of Structural Foundations Manual for Low-Rise Buildings has been completely updated in line with the new government guidelines on contaminated land and brown-field sites. The book includes well-detailed design solutions and calculations, actual case histories, illustrations, design charts and check lists, making it a user-friendly reference for contractors, structural engineers, architects and students who have to deal with foundations for low-rise buildings on sites with difficult ground conditions.

Foundation Engineering for Expansive Soils

  • Filename: foundation-engineering-for-expansive-soils.
  • ISBN: 9780470581520
  • Release Date: 2015-02-09
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: John D. Nelson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

"Provides a succinct introduction to the basics of expansive soils and their threats; includes information on both shallow and deep foundation design; profiles soil remediation techniques, backed-up with numerous case studies; and covers the most commonly used laboratory tests and site investigation techniques used for establishing the physical properties of expansive soils"--

Foundations Of Playwork

  • Filename: foundations-of-playwork.
  • ISBN: 9780335222919
  • Release Date: 2008-07-01
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Brown, Fraser
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

This book provides a holistic overview of contemporary play and playwork.

Third Culture

  • Filename: third-culture.
  • ISBN: 9780684823447
  • Release Date: 1996-05-07
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: John Brockman
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

This eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today--in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe--is certain to spark fervent intellectual debate.

Handbook of Machine Foundations

  • Filename: handbook-of-machine-foundations.
  • ISBN: 0070966117
  • Release Date: 1976-01-01
  • Number of pages: 236
  • Author: P. Srinivasulu
  • Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Education

Imperfect designing of machine foundations based on empirical formulations has led to the problem of troublesome vibrations in the existing foundations. Recent developments in the field of structural and soil dynamics have helped establish basic design principles for various types of machine foundations. In order to achieve efficiency and economy in the design, it is imperative that the designer have an in depth knowledge of various aspects of analysis, design and construction of machine foundations

The Portland Edge

  • Filename: the-portland-edge.
  • ISBN: 1559636955
  • Release Date: 2004-10-05
  • Number of pages: 321
  • Author: Connie Ozawa
  • Publisher: Island Press

Annotation Portland, Oregon, is often cited as one of the most livable cities in the United States and a model for "smart growth". Leading urban scholars who have lived in and studied the region present a balanced look at Portland today, explaining current conditions in the context of the people and institutions that have been instrumental in shaping it.

Prelude to Foundation

  • Filename: prelude-to-foundation.
  • ISBN: 9780553900958
  • Release Date: 2012-03-14
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Isaac Asimov
  • Publisher: Spectra

It is the year 12,020 G.E. and Emperor Cleon I sits uneasily on the Imperial throne of Trantor. Here in the great multidomed capital of the Galactic Empire, forty billion people have created a civilization of unimaginable technological and cultural complexity. Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall - those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on psychohistory, his remarkable theory of prediction. Little does the young Outworld mathematician know that he has already sealed his fate and the fate of humanity. For Hari possesses the prophetic power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire... the man who holds the key to the future - an apocalyptic power to be know forever after as the Foundation.

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