This book aims to further the debate on new sustainability thinking in the built environment, by bringing together a selection of short contributions from thought leaders in the UK and the rest of the world (USA, China, India, Australia, NZ, Indonesia) with an overarching narrative from Martin Brown.
Although progress in sustainable solutions has been made over the past decade, the trend is still one of a woefully wasteful construction industry. This book aims to show that being less bad is no longer good enough.
The book also spotlights digital sharing and collaboration through social media and BIM as new tools in the sustainability toolbox which provide unique and powerful opportunities to rapidly advance sustainability thinking, development and action."
Jack McKenna is a hockey prodigy in Canada's fabled Juniors. Expected to follow the normal path of hockey stardom, Jack eschews a sure NHL-bound path to be the first one in his family to graduate from university. Born to a Western Canadian family that prides itself on passion of purpose and patriotism, Jack enrolls at McGill University and falls in love with a daughter of an affluent Quebec family whose moral compass is questionable. While he leaves the game as a player, he still holds on to the virtues he embraced in the game: dedication, commitment, belief in purpose, and holding on to a dream. Graduating from McGill, Jack takes his strength of purpose, along with his new love, to a new country, in pursuit of a new dream.
In Book 4 of the MURDER IN MARIN Mysteries:
News that elderly Henrietta Hammer has died, Sausalito's retired fifth grade teacher, who once terrified her students including Sheriff's Detective Eddie Austin, newspaper publisher Rob Timmons and his assistant Holly Cross, is greeted with bemused nostalgia.
But Hammer, who was left a very wealthy widow by her enterprising late husband, was the target of every one of the town's charitable societies none of which could afford to await her natural death.
It all appeared to be a perfect plan until the secret Mrs. Hammer kept for half a century inconveniently appears.
In Book 3 of the MURDER IN MARIN Mysteries:
Michael Marks, the community-spirited volunteer photographer for the picture perfect town of Mill Valley, always has a smile on his face and a camera ready to capture his adopted hometown's many community events.
Not only is Michael one of Mill Valley's most popular citizens, he's also a source of wonder to his neighbors. How can this camera store clerk, who lives year-round in sweatshirt and sweatpants, afford to dine in the town's most expensive restaurants?
His sudden death puts Mill Valley's rumor mill into overdrive. Was he just a generous eccentric with a particular passion for pleasing others? Or, was there another side to Michael Marks: a side that only his victims ever have the chance to see?
In Book 2 of the MURDER IN MARIN Mysteries:
Like everyone else, newspaper publisher, Rob Timmons, his childhood friend, Sheriff's Detective Eddie Austin, and their sidekick, Holly Cross, are baffled by the disappearance of Marin County's most recent celebrity resident, Willow Adams--better known to the world as the super-model with her own signature scent, Willow Wisp.
When Belvedere's most eligible widower, billionaire William Adams, married Willow, the local socialgrand dames were in an uproar--one that only got worse when they suspected Willow of lifting many of their most precious jewels.
But when the woman they refer to as "the wicked wife" turns up dead, the real finger pointing begins.
Was Willow's murderer one of her burglary victims? Maybe one of her many former (and current) lovers got tired of her half-truths. Or was it her cuckolded husband, who learned only too late that his ultimate trophy wife had too many secrets of her own?
In Book 1 of the MURDER IN MARIN Mysteries:
Warren Bradley, renowned as the local gadfly In the picture-perfect community of Sausalito, California, is esteemed by his admirers and despised by his detractors. But for love of his caramel chicken and cherry fudge brownies, everyone has a story to share regarding their fellow citizens--
Stories that too often find their way into his weekly gossip-filled newspaper column, "Heard About Town."
When the great chef and his admirers, the Sausalito Ladies of Liberty, take offense to a newly arrived Manhattan power couple, their insular world of tasty sauces and stinging insults leads to deadly results.
Everyone has their own theory about who killed Warren. But it takes the combined efforts of Rob Timmons, the local newspaper publisher, and Eddie Austin, his childhood friend and Marin County's top detective, to unravel this tale of delicious dishes and malicious deception.
Bobby has decided not to live with his relatives in Australia and has started his own life in Swindon, England. This is number two in the Amazing Animals series. It is fun to read, with beautiful illustrations and parents will enjoy it as much as their children.
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