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Everything By Design: My Life As an Architect
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Everything By Design: My Life As an Architect

By Alan Lapidus

St. Martin's Press, New York, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. Alan Lapidus' life has been a "Zelig"-like romp through most of the cultural and political highlights of the recent past. He has popped up as architect for or observer of many of our era's most iconic figures, including Donald Trump, various mafia big-shots, mayors, Aristotle and Jackie Onassis, Bob Guccione, pit bosses, real estate legends and spies. "Everything By Design" takes us behind the scenes in Las Vegas, Disney World, Havana, Atlantic City, Moscow, the Amazon rainforest, and New York. Along the way we learn why Mickey Mouse never seems to use the restroom, why the baccarat tables in casinos are always for away from the dice tables, and why the CIA wanted him to redesign Havana's main synagogue. "Everything By Design" is a keenly observed social and cultural history of modern America, by one of its key shapers. 308 pages. Illustrated with black and white photograph. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Autobiography; United States; Architecture; Architecture. ISBN: 0312361661. ISBN/EAN: 9780312361662. Inventory No: 247642.. 9780312361662

$23.70

Introduction to Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Their Effects on Buildings
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Introduction to Natural and Man-Made Disasters and Their Effects on Buildings

By Roxanna McDonald

Architectural Press, Great Britain, 2003. Softcover. Very Good Condition. This is a comprehensive guide to all types of natural and man made disasters and their effect on buildings. It gives overall guidance and a basic technical understanding of prevention, mitigation and management of disaster, and outlines a checklist of preventive design elements for each situation. Every category is illustrated with a case study which pin points the essential information that is crucial to architects and engineers in designing buildings with disaster prevention in mind. The aim of the book is to give a clear understanding of the nature of events and problems, and to enable readers to respond with knowledge to the unique demands placed on their designs. A special emphasis is also placed on re-building as an opportunity to start again. For the specialists this is a process of constant learning and improving techniques in the light of events past. 240 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0750656700. ISBN/EAN: 9780750656702. Inventory No: 247554.. 9780750656702

$41.93

Robert Adam
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Robert Adam

By Doreen Yarwood

Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Robert Adam is one of the most honoured names in the history of western architecture. His buildings carry his 'signature' of rightness, nobility of proportion and taste as unmistakably as a chair by Sheraton. There have been earlier books about the architect's work but Adam the man has only been revealed in a thorough way since his extensive correspondence and documents were made available after 1950. Here the two aspects of the man and his work are for the first time integrated fully in one volume. We meet a determined young Scot setting forth from his impoverished native land--with many of his fellow countrymen--to make his name in the world in the aftermath of Culloden. He is already capable of dedicated work and an unswerving attention to every detail of it. He has a driving ambition, softened by charm and generosity, and an enjoyment of the social whirl first apparent during his years in Italy when he was studying the craft which was to transform the face of Britain. Mrs. Yarwood recounts these formative years in fascinating detail and then describes his rapid rise to success and fame after his return to London; a success marked by bitter rivalries and jealousies but also sweetened by the generous support of such friends as David Garrick, Adam Smith, David Hume, and Sir Joshua Reynolds. Previous biographers have paid tribute to the versatility of Adam. He was at once, even more than his contemporaries, architect, interior decorator, designer of furniture and furnishings. His 'Adelphi' brought to London a first taste of environmental planning by streets and squares. Large schemes and individual buildings are vulnerable to change and destruction. An interesting and useful feature of this book is its accurate account of the current state of all Adam's work. With her encyclopaedic knowledge of architectural history and her insight into character, Doreen Yarwood is peculiarly suited to a biography of Adam the artist and the man. Her text is splendidly supported by an outstanding collection of over forty photographs, and by drawings by the author, an illustrated glossary and an appendix of Adam's surviving work. 221 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; United States; Biography & Autobiography; Architecture. Inventory No: 247511..

$18.23

James Barnet : The Universal Values of Civic Existence [Pesaro Architectual Monographs 4]
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James Barnet : The Universal Values of Civic Existence [Pesaro Architectual Monographs 4]

By Professor Chris Johnson , Peter Kohane , , Illustrated by Patrick Bingham-Hall

Pesaro Publishing, Australia, 2000. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Introduction by Paul Keating. 96 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0957756038. ISBN/EAN: 9780957756038. Inventory No: 247492.. 9780957756038

$23.70

Hazardous Materials Characterization: Evaluation Methods, Procedures and Considerations
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Hazardous Materials Characterization: Evaluation Methods, Procedures and Considerations

By Donald A. Shafer

Wiley-Interscience, USA, 2006. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. This title provides detailed, up-to-date coverage of hazardous materials and situations. Lack of awareness about hazardous materials poses a major problem, causing many needless injuries and losses of property. Incomplete awareness presents just as big a problem; often people who have contact with such materials know just enough to feel safe while actually putting themselves and others in great danger. Though regulatory agencies have provided written standards, rarely do these on their own offer the commonsense advice needed to properly evaluate and handle hazardous materials. "Hazardous Materials Characterization: Evaluation Methods, Procedures, and Considerations" provides detailed coverage of hazardous materials and situations. Plain language and a common- sense approach make this an accessible resource for use by all workers who handle and deal with these materials.Written according to the latest regulations and best practices, this guide groups related materials together for quick and easy access (corrosive, ignitable, radioactive, etc.). It also details methods and procedures for evaluating the properties and strengths of questionable materials, as well as what reactive substances and situations to look out for when working with these materials. Other topics covered in this guide include: regulatory review; sampling and monitoring equipment, applications, and procedures; human health hazards; biological hazards; radiation hazards; evaluating chemical and biological terrorist threats; environmental remediation methods; and, references and resources. Packed with the most up-to-date information on hazardous materials and written to maximize accessibility, "Hazardous Materials Characterization" is a vital reference for all those whose work involves hazardous materials. 350 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0471462578. ISBN/EAN: 9780471462576. Inventory No: 247403.. 9780471462576

$52.87

The Environmental Imagination: Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment
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The Environmental Imagination: Technics and Poetics of the Architectural Environment

By Dean Hawkes

Routledge, London, 2008. Softcover. Very Good Condition. This title, from a well-regarded and established expert, explores the changing relationship between the poetic intentions and technical means of environmental design in architecture. Working thematically and chronologically from the eighteenth century to the present day, these essays reach beyond the narrow conventional view of the purely technical to encompass the poetics of architecture, redefining the historiography of environmental design. Through an assessment of the works of several leading figures throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Hawkes deftly shows the growth of environmental awareness and adds a consideration of the qualitative dimension of the environment to the existing, primarily technological, narratives. Essays on earlier buildings highlight the response of pioneering architects to the 'new' technologies of mechanical services and their influence on the form of buildings, while the late twentieth-century design is explored in particular depth to illustrate individual strands of the environmental diversity of modern practice. 232 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0415360870. ISBN/EAN: 9780415360876. Inventory No: 247401.. 9780415360876

$30.99

Green Building Materials
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Green Building Materials

By Ross Spiegel and Dru Meadows

John Wiley & Sons, USA, 2006. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. This excellent hands on guide to designing environmentally friendly buildings those made from materials that preserve the earth's natural legacy for future generations is written by two nationally known experts on the subject. You'll find practical information on green product selection, product specification, and construction processes. You'll also learn just what green building materials are, where you can find them, and how you can use them effectively. This edition includes updated information on LEED requirements and how to integrate them into the specifications process and new sections on commissioning and on construction waste management. Other features are guidelines on how to evaluate the "greenness" of building materials, helpful sample forms to aid in selecting and specifying materials, and a brief history of relevant environmental legislation. 361 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0471700894. ISBN/EAN: 9780471700890. Inventory No: 247404.. 9780471700890

$45.58

Building Anatomy: An illustrated Guide to How Structures Work
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Building Anatomy: An illustrated Guide to How Structures Work

By Iver Hall

McGraw Hill, USA, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. ELIMINATE COSTLY AND POTENTIALLY DISASTEROUS CONCEPUTAL ERRORS IN YOUR NEXT STRUCTURAL DESIGN Make sure your next building project is free of the conceptual errors that can cause structural failure with McGraw Hill's Building Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to How Structures Work. Packed with a wealth of informative diagrams and illustrations, this essential volume drills deep into the concepts behind structural systems to give you a critical understanding of how they work. From potential loads, load combinations, and superstructure to lateral support systems, foundations, and site soil and geology, Building Anatomy can help you design structures that will stand the test of time. Written in clear, easy-to-understand language by an award-winning architect and professor, Building Anatomy delivers easy access to critical information, to help you: Select structural systems based on the pros and cons of each system Size and arrange major structural components Identify concerns for each type of structural system Anticipate probable failure scenarios Explain each system's behavior under loads such as seismic and wind Understand construction issues encountered during fabrication and erection of each structure type And more! With its critical information, comprehensive coverage, and indispensable illustrations, Building Anatomy delivers the nuts-and-bolts guidance you need to avoid conceptual mistakes during structural design. You can't afford to work without it! 401 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0071432132. ISBN/EAN: 9780071432139. Inventory No: 247398.. 9780071432139 This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$52.87

The Engineering Guide to LEED- New Construction
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The Engineering Guide to LEED- New Construction

By Liv Haselbach

McGraw Hill, USA, 2008. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. Acquire the skills needed to apply the LEED-New Construction rating system to any green construction project The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction provides a solid understanding of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC rating system, explaining step-by-step how to apply it to real-world construction projects. This much-needed reference offers practical discussions of the main concepts of sustainability, and also presents detailed equations and exercises that can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC. You will find authoritative information on sustainable sites!water efficiency! energy and atmosphere!materials and resources!indoor environmental quality!innovations in design!a systematic view of green!and many other topics related to sustainability in construction. A valuable tool for the office or job site, The Engineering Guide to LEED-New Construction features: A practical focus on the LEED-NC rating system and how to apply it Numerous exercises and equations that can be used to perform the calculations outlined in LEED-NC Expert guidance on the main concepts of sustainability A wealth of information on innovation in design Inside this Cutting-Edge Guide to Sustainable Construction / Introduction to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED-NC Rating System / Sustainable Sites / Water Efficiency / Energy and Atmosphere / Materials and Resources / Indoor Environmental Quality / Innovation in Design / A Systematic View of Green / Department of Defense Sustainable Construction _ Low Impact Development 392 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN/EAN: 9780071489935. Inventory No: 247400.. 9780071489935

$45.58

New Approaches to Houseing for the Second Half of Life
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New Approaches to Houseing for the Second Half of Life

By Andreas Huber

Birkhauser, Germany, 2008. Softcover. Very Good Condition. We are not only living longer than our grandparents - we are also working longer and remaining more active and enterprising than they did. Thus for many today the second half of life is marked by a broad and varied range of activities that call for freedom of action, whether one has a disability or other limitation or not. What types of housing will make it possible to shape this ever longer and more important phase of our lives in accord with our wishes and needs? In addition to the desire of most older people to remain in their homes, we are also seeing the emergence of new and novel communal types of housing, such as neighborhood and cohousing communities, shared apartments, integrated residential communities, assisted living, and group homes. Against this backdrop, noted authors consider the various aspects of the second phase of life. In addition, realized projects in Switzerland and Germany are presented and analyzed in terms of their practical feasibility. Andreas Huber has been studying the phenomenon of international retirement migration for a number of years. His primary research focuses are demography, dwelling in old age, quality development, and evaluation. He is the director of the CTI research project Neue Wohnmodelle fur die zweite Lebenshalfte (New Housing Models for the Second Half of Life) and the author of numerous books on the subject. 223 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Arctic & Antarctic; ISBN/EAN: 9783764386351. Inventory No: 247399.. 9783764386351

$34.64

Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change
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Adapting Buildings and Cities for Climate Change

By Sue Roaf, David Crichton, Fergus Nicol

Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2005. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. From the author of the bestseller "Ecohouse", this challenging and exciting text gives you an insight into the real changes that are necessary to give our modern day built environment both 'sustainability' and 'survivability'. The book is based on the premise that climate change is going to happen and its impacts on our lives are going to be far worse than generally expected. Sue Roaf argues that many modern buildings are not only 'unsustainable' in themselves but are also having a catastrophic effect on the global climate. In a unique argument, she illustrates that the only way we can hope to survive the following century in tact is if we not only begin to radically reduce CO2 emissions from our buildings and stop building climatically disastrous building types but also build only the buildings that can survive in the changed climates of the future. Throughout the book, traditional and modern building types are used to: explain the history and impacts of climates past, present and future on buildings; set the scene in terms of the history of building development of where we are now and where we are going in terms of sustainability and survivability of buildings; develop two main scenarios of future building development with the 'business as usual' model and the 'survival plan' model, and to make a list of recommendations based on the two scenarios of what actions should be taken by architects, planners and engineers as well as local and national governments, businesses and ordinary people in ensuring the true sustainable nature of the built environment. It is a unique text that reassesses the fundamentals of sustainable design; a discussion and design guide providing you with the full picture of true sustainability; and includes case studies supporting the argument that challenges orthodox architectural design. 363 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0750659114. ISBN/EAN: 9780750659116. Inventory No: 247402.. 9780750659116 This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$38.28

Mitchell's Structure and Fabric Part 2 [7th Edition] [Mitchell's Building Series]
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Mitchell's Structure and Fabric Part 2 [7th Edition] [Mitchell's Building Series]

By Jack Stroud Foster; Raymond Harington and Roger Greeno

Pearson / Prentice Hall, Great Britain, 2007. Seventh Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Structure and Fabric Part 2 consolidates and develops the construction principles introduced in Part 1. With generous use of illustrations this book provides a thorough treatment of the techniques used in the construction of various types of building. This new edition has been thoroughly reviewed and updated with reference to recent changes in building regulations, national and European standards and related research papers. The comprehensive presentation provides guidance on established and current practice, including the administrative procedures necessary for the construction of buildings. 387 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; Building. ISBN/EAN: 9780131970960. Inventory No: 247397.. 9780131970960

$38.28

Architect's Professional Practice Manual [Architect's Business Desk Reference]
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Architect's Professional Practice Manual [Architect's Business Desk Reference]

By James R. Franklin

McGraw Hill, New York, 2000. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. The time-saving professional secrets, the management-expediting skills, and the marketing savvy that have made Jim Franklin's American Institute of Architects seminars famous - this book gives you them all, and more. In an appealingly easy-access, illustrated format, Jim Franklin lays out tools to make your working easier, more fun, and more profitable, featuring: practical strategies for reclaiming the $27,000 worth of negatively invested time that the average architect loses each year; pragmatic, day-to-day marketing moves that are enjoyable and bring you more business; flexible approaches, procedures, interpersonal skills, and communication how-to's for transforming adversaries into collaborative team players; negotiating strategies for every occasion; up-to-the-minute information on trends, including practice issues for design-build and construction management; proven best-practice in handy shortcut, tip, and list form; and quotes from leading architects on how they work.Designed to suit architects' approach, sensibilities, and style, this graphical guide goes down the list, revealing the essential people-handling and business and money management skills you wish they'd taught you in school. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; United States; Architecture; ISBN: 0071358366. ISBN/EAN: 9780071358361. Inventory No: 247357.. 9780071358361 This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$60.16

Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders
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Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders

By James Ambrose, Patrick Tripeny

John Wiley & Sons, USA, 2005. Tenth Edition. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Near Fine Condition. This is the definitive reference for design and construction in an updated edition! Entering its seventh decade as the industry leader, "Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders" remains the reference of choice for designers and constructors. This new Tenth Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest practices in the design of structures. Long considered a standard in the field, this bestseller provides a clear, accessible presentation of the engineering information that is essential for architects and builders. Offering a concise, highly readable introduction to the investigation and design of ordinary structures for buildings including information on structural analysis, materials, and systems this thoroughly updated Tenth Edition includes: a new focus on Load and Resistance Factor Design Method (LRFD) for steel and concrete structures, the latest building and material codes, a wealth of exercise problems and illustrative examples, essential formulas for the solution of structural problems, more than 200 descriptive illustrations, simple solutions to everyday problems architects and builders encounter, coverage of wood, steel, concrete, and masonry structures, and, a new companion Web site packed with learning resources. An unparalleled resource for students and professionals in architecture, construction, and civil engineering, "Simplified Engineering for Architects and Builders, Tenth Edition" boils structural engineering down to its essentials and provides the simple design solutions that are used for the vast majority of buildings. 642 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0471676071. ISBN/EAN: 9780471676072. Inventory No: 247360.. 9780471676072

$60.16

The Compact City - A Sustainable Urban Form?
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The Compact City - A Sustainable Urban Form?

By Mike Jenks, Elizabeth Burton, Katie Williams [Editors]

1998, 1998. Softcover. Very Good Condition. This book presents the latest thinking on the benefits and dangers of higher density urban living. It offers diverse opinions and research, from a wide range of disciplines, and gives an insight into both the theoretical debate and the practical challenges surrounding the compact city. Essential reading for anyone with an interest in sustainable urban development. 350 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; Environment / Planning. ISBN: 0419213007. ISBN/EAN: 9780419213000. Inventory No: 247359.. 9780419213000

$96.62

Citties on Rails: The Redevelopment of Railway Station Areas
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Citties on Rails: The Redevelopment of Railway Station Areas

By Luca Bertolini and Tejo Spit

E & FN Spon, London, 1998. Softcover. Very Good Condition. The development of railway stations and their surroundings is an emerging feature in current urban projects. Based on a series of the most inspiring contemporary European examples of station redevelopment, this book will help planners and urban designers understand the specific and complex nature of station locations. Based on their extensive research, the authors, pioneers of studies in the field in the last few years, harness and expand the body of knowledge and present guiding principles and conditions for successful implementation of such planning projects. 236 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Environment & Ecology; Environment / Planning. ISBN: 0419227601. ISBN/EAN: 9780419227601. Inventory No: 247358.. 9780419227601

$100.27

Neufert Architect's Data: The Handbook of Building Types [New International Edition]
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Neufert Architect's Data: The Handbook of Building Types [New International Edition]

By Vincent Jones [Editor]

Blackwell Science, Great Britain, 2000. Second English Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 432 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 0632023392. ISBN/EAN: 9780632023394. Inventory No: 247356.. 9780632023394

$96.62

Die Eremitage. Die größte Schatzkammer europäischer Kunst
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Die Eremitage. Die größte Schatzkammer europäischer Kunst

By Boris B. Pjotrowskij

Bechtermunz Verlag, Germany, 1999. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. 215 pages. Fully Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 3828907237. ISBN/EAN: 9783828907232. Inventory No: 247143.. 9783828907232 This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$34.64

The Consequences of Today - A Record of Papers Given at The Royal Australian Institute of Architects Centenary Convention May 22-28 1971 Wentworth Hotel Sydney Supplement to Architecture in Australia August 1971
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The Consequences of Today - A Record of Papers Given at The Royal Australian Institute of Architects Centenary Convention May 22-28 1971 Wentworth Hotel Sydney Supplement to Architecture in Australia August 1971

By Royal Institute of Architects

Royal Institute of Architects, Australia, 1971. Softcover. Good Condition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Architecture; Architecture; Inventory No: 244215..

$15.68

Skyscrapers - A History Of The World's Most Famous And Important Skyscrapers
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Skyscrapers - A History Of The World's Most Famous And Important Skyscrapers

By Judith Supre

Tess Press, New York, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. 127 pages. With black and white photographs and drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Architecture; ISBN: 1579126596. ISBN/EAN: 9781579126599. Inventory No: 244227.. 9781579126599 This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$27.35

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