Who's Who in Modern History is a unique reference book which examines those individuals who have shaped the political world since 1860. Coverage is truly global, including the most important figures in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America, Africa and Australasia.
* an easy-to-use A-Z layout
* authoritative, detailed biographies of the most important figures since 1860, from Clemenceau and Chief Buthelezi to King Fahd and Benazir Bhutto
* bibliographical references for each entry, to aid further research
* extensive cross-referencing
* an essential guide for students, researchers and the general reader alike.
Table of Contents
About the CTBUH, About the Authors, Preface, Introduction, Basis of Design, Wind Climate, Nature of Wind Effects, Planetary Boundary Layer and Wind Turbulence, Mean and Fluctuating Loads, Along-wind, Crosswind, and Torsional Loading, Background and Resonant Loads, Serviceability Accelerations, Vortex Excitation, Aerodynamic Damping and Galloping, Cladding Loads, Reynolds Number Effects, Wind Tunnel Testing Methods, Simulation of the Natural Wind at Small Scale, Test Methods to Determine Wind Loads on the Structural System, Aeroelastic Model Testing, Test Methods to Determine Cladding Loads, Other Types of Wind Related Studies, Prediction of Load Effects for Strength Design and Serviceability, Structural Properties of the Building, Load Effects, Non-Directional Method, Sector Velocity Method, Extreme Load Effect Method, Upcrossing Methods, Format for Comparing Wind Tunnel Results, Types of Comparison, Wind Climate Models, Velocity Profiles, and Turbulence, Aerodynamic Data, Predicted Building Response Variations, Responses Versus Return Period, Quality Assurance, Use of Wind Tunnel Results, References, Bibliography, CTBUH Height Criteria, 100Tallest Buildings in the World, CTBUH Organization and Members
Alan Palmer is a world-respected authority on modern history. He is the author of over thirty books on the subject, including The Penguin Dictionary of Twentieth-Century History (5th edition, 1999), The Dictionary of the British Empire and Commonwealth (1996) and An Encyclopedia of Napoleon's Europe (1998).