The book that doesn't come with your motherboard!
Inside your computer are several smaller ones, which must work together for best performance. Getting them to do this, rather than pulling against... More > each other, can make quite a difference to how your machine behaves, but most come out of their boxes inadequately set up because there isn't enough time or incentive for the manufacturers to do it for you - they mostly choose standard CMOS settings to suit the widest circumstances (and keep BIOS problems to a minimum), which are often the slowest. The BIOS Companion is a constant source of reference that explains those secret settings in the CMOS Setup, containing a wealth of data for troubleshooting, including Error and POST Codes.< Less
This research project analysis's nature and how architecture can learn from it to improve design. This study analysis's insects and how they have evolved to survive and demonstrates how architecture... More > can learn from them to be more efficient and sustainable.
The second part of the books looks into the films Bladerunner and 28 days later and dissects them graphically to investigate the the underlying meanings. They are both very different types of films but both can be used to inspire design ideas.
The final part of the book researches into the elements water and earth. Several animals that survive extremes of these elements are analysed. It has also been shown how architecture has learnt from these animals and how architecture could possibly improve in the future< Less