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Resolution Enhancement Techniques in Optical Lithography (SPIE Tutorial Texts in Optical Engineering Vol. TT47)

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Pdf:Resolution Enhancement Techniques in Optical Lithography (SPIE Tutorial Texts in Optical Engineering Vol. TT47).This tutorial summarizes optical lithography enhancement research and development over the past 20 years. Discusses theoretical and practical aspects of commonly used techniques, including optical imaging and resolution, modified illumination, optical proximity correction, alternating and attenuating phase-shifting masks, selecting RETs, and second-generation RETs. Useful for students and practicing lithographers.Contents - Foreword - Preface - List of symbols - Introduction - Optical imaging and resolution - Modified illumination - Optical proximity correction - Alternating phase-shifting mask - Attenuated phase-shift mask - Selecting appropriate RETs - Second-generation RETs - Concluding remarks - k1 conversion charts - Bibliography - Inde

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Principles of Lithography, Second Edition (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM146)

Pdf Engineering Principles of Lithography, Second Edition (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM146)

Pdf:Principles of Lithography, Second Edition (SPIE Press Monograph Vol. PM146).About the Author Dr. Harry J. Levinson has worked in microlithography for nearly two decades, at companies such as IBM, Sierra Semiconductor, and Advanced Micro Devices. He has published many articles on lithography science, from thin film optical effects and metrics for imaging to overlay and process control. He teaches courses in lithography science, process control, and total quality management. Read more

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The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space

Pdf Engineering The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space

Pdf:The Hubble Cosmos: 25 Years of New Vistas in Space.Review 'Every Hubble Space Telescope photo is met with equal measure of awe and wonder.' —International Business Times'Visually stunning...this compendium will blow your earth-based mind.' —New York Post Read more About the Author DAVID H. DEVORKIN is the co-author of National Geographic's Hubble: Imaging Space and Time.  He is senior curator of history of astronomy and the space sciences. DeVorkin's major research interests are in the origins and development of modern astrophysics during the 20th century and the origins and development of the space sciences from the V-2 rocket to the present. He is the author/editor/compiler of nine books and more than 100 scholarly and popular articles.ROBERT W. SMITH is the co-author of National Geographic's Hubble: Imaging Space and Time.  He is professor of history and director of the science, technology, and society program at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research interests are in the history of the physical sciences, astronomy, cosmology, and spaceflight in the United States. He is currently working on a project, the James Webb Space Telescope (a $5 billion project that is a joint enterprise of NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Canadian Space Agency, which will launch in 2014.ROBERT P. KIRSHNER, Clowes Professor of Science in the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, accomplished groundbreaking work on supernovas and the expansion of the universe using the Hubble Space Telescope. Read more

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Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques

Pdf Engineering Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques

Pdf:Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques.Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques is a complete guide to flying your drone. Created as a standalone book, it is also the natural follow-up to the first book in the series, Drones: The Professional Drone Pilot's Manual, and was designed to support and guide you as you build on your piloting experience. With Drones: Mastering Flight Techniques, you will learn how to grow your confidence with proven and practiced flight techniques that also add to and enhance your current skill set. Within the book you will learn many flight and filming techniques, some industry specific but many that can be applied to multiple situations. There are step by step methods for the following: Numerous "reveal" shot techniques General drone filming and photography methods How to film moving targets with examples Tried and tested methods for creating professional surveys, map making, and 3D models - along with examples Racing drone flight techniques As well as a multitude of flight techniques, there are also sections dedicated to good airmanship, airworthiness, what to do in the event of a crash, and weather conditions. The book also contains actual worked examples and finishes with some additional tips and FAQs. As UAV/drone pilots, it is important that we fly safely at all times, this book was written with the hopes of not only increasing your skill as a drone pilot, but also to ensure that you get the most out of your drone. Have fun and fly responsibly. Brian Halliday is a lifelong aircraft enthusiast and has been operating drones as a commercial UAV pilot for five years, maintaining, modifying, and flying a wide range of UAVs. His main works include mapping natural areas and nature reserves in the name of conservation and maintenance and contributing to wildlife informational productions and projects.

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Living Off the Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility

Pdf Engineering Living Off the Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility

Pdf:Living Off the Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility.Review Gary Collins wrote Living Off The Grid to bring people down to earth to the realities of living with less, making sacrifices, and choosing your priorities wisely. Very sensibly, he suggests buying a small RV, or at the very least renting one to live in while your off-grid home is built. Water is a top priority. Gary provides a kilowatt formula for figuring out how much electricity you will be using and then adding, hopefully, two forms of electrical power to reach your kilowatt goal. Dishwasher? Hot water? TV? Computer? Refrigerator? Stove? You can provide yourself with as many amenities as you like, but you'll have to power them. Can you afford to add some form of wind power? Not many people will live near enough to a stream to adapt some hydroelectricity. 

Rugged individualists have an appeal all their own. Gary Collins is devoted to his off-grid way of life. He runs a website about it, writes books about it, and answers people's questions about it. Living Off The Grid is a follow-up to his first book, Going Off The Grid. The first book is about making the move, and this second book is a how-to manual for good planning and what to expect. A place to build should be thoughtfully chosen. How far away from people do you want to go? Or how close? Either way, the author suggests that you tap into the off-grid community, as they will understand your lifestyle and be a generous and helpful resource. I have to admit that I was expecting this book to be more about living like a subsistence farmer, hardscrabble farming the land, and following a team of oxen as they pull your manual plow. I was way off. Living Off The Grid is extremely entertaining, informative, and passionate. I enjoyed it very much. - Reviewed By Java Davis for Readers' Favorite Read more About the Author Gary Collins has a very interesting and unique background that includes military intelligence, Special Agent for the U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Collins' background and expert knowledge brings a much-needed perspective to today's areas of simple living, health, nutrition, entrepreneurship, self-help and being more self-reliant. He holds an AS degree in Exercise Science, BS in Criminal Justice, and MS in Forensic Science.Gary was raised in the High Desert at the basin of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in a rural part of California. He now lives off-the-grid part of the year in a remote area of NE Washington State, and the other part of year exploring in his travel trailer with his trusty black lab Barney.He enjoyed, and considers himself lucky to have grown up in a very small town experiencing fishing, hunting, and anything outdoors from a very young age. He has been involved in organized sports, nutrition, and fitness for almost four decades. He is also an active follower and teacher of what he calls 'life simplification.' He often says:'Today we're bombarded by too much stress, not enough time for personal fulfillment, and failing to take care of our health... there has to be a better way!'In addition to being a best selling author, he has taught at the University College level, consulted and trained college level athletes, and been interviewed for his expertise on various subjects by CBS Sports, Coast to Coast AM, The RT Network, and FOX News to name a few.His website thesimplelifenow.com, and The Simple Life book series (his total lifestyle reboot), blows the lid off of conventional life and wellness expectations, and is considered essential for every person seeking a simpler, and happier life. Read more

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Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series Book 8)

Pdf Engineering Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series Book 8)

Pdf:Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series Book 8). The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags. Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials-straw, cob, and earth-for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials. Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth-or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty-in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work. This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building: Special design considerations Foundations, walls, and floors Electrical, plumbing, and shelving Lintels, windows and door installations Roofs, arches and domes Exterior and interior plasters. With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style. Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series

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LEED AP BD+C V4 Exam Practice Tests (Building Design & Construction)

Pdf Engineering LEED AP BD+C V4 Exam Practice Tests (Building Design & Construction)

Pdf:LEED AP BD+C V4 Exam Practice Tests (Building Design & Construction).About the Author A. Togay Koralturk is an expert on green buildings and sustainability, and is the author of the LEED Complete Study Guide series, which is widely adopted as the primary course material for bachelor’s and master’s degree classes in architecture and civil engineering in universities throughout the United States. Holding a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a master’s degree in construction management from the University of Southern California, he began his career in Los Angeles, California, in project management, earning his LEED AP credential along the way in 2008. He has played a major role in directing numerous projects pursuing LEED certification worldwide and in educating professionals about green buildings and sustainability. His works on green buildings and LEED have sold thousands of copies worldwide, and their sales continue to grow. Read more

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Sustainability (MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

Pdf Engineering Sustainability (MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)

Pdf:Sustainability (MIT Press Essential Knowledge series).Review This volume in the 'MIT Press Essential Knowledge' series encompasses a tremendous amount of information on a complex topic in a relatively small space.―Choice Read more About the Author Kent E. Portney is Professor and Senior Fellow in the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy at Texas A&M University. He is the author of Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously (MIT Press). Read more

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Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet

Pdf Engineering Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet

Pdf:Habitat: Vernacular Architecture for a Changing Planet.About the Author Sandra Piesik is an architect and a researcher specializing in technology development and transfer. She has worked extensively in the Middle East on projects that reconnect traditional knowledge systems with modern applications, and has led successful research, development, and deployment studies on the adaptation of date palm leaf architecture for modern use, which resulted in an award-winning project endorsed by the UNCCD and the book Arish: Palm-Leaf Architecture. As the founder of several multidisciplinary research groups and consortia, she is actively engaged in addressing global climate change. She was co-creator of the Urban and Rural Resilience Program for desert regions and participated in the COP22 UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech.                                                   Read more

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The New Create an Oasis with Greywater 6th Ed: Integrated Design for Water Conservation, Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting, and Sustainable Landscaping

Pdf Engineering The New Create an Oasis with Greywater 6th Ed: Integrated Design for Water Conservation, Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting, and Sustainable Landscaping

Pdf:The New Create an Oasis with Greywater 6th Ed: Integrated Design for Water Conservation, Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting, and Sustainable Landscaping.Review 'Greywater for dummies and greywater encyclopedia in one information goldmine.'--Dan Chiras, author, The New Ecological Home; The Solar House'Required reading for those who want to control their own destinies and responsibly steward an increasingly dwindling resource: clean water.'--Jonathan Todd, President, John Todd Ecological Design'Ludwig is a water visionary... The most practical and complete presentation of the subject I have seen.'--Michael MacCaskey, Editor in Chief, National Gardening'You'll be in deep greywater without this book!'--Jeff Oldham, Head Technician, Real Goods'Art Ludwig's books inform and inspire us... They are survival guides in the age of global warming.'--Satish Kumar, Editor, Resurgence magazine Read more From the Author There has been nothing short of a revolution in the way greywater is managed and regulated. It has been a thrill to be at the forefront of this transformation since 1990. We exist at a neutral crossroads between regulators, installers, manufacturers, and researchers. This has positioned us well to be the main provider of accurate greywater information over this time span. Whether you have every one of our previous editions, or are brand new to greywater, I think you'll really get a lot out of this new edition--our best ever.(Note: Our Builder's Greywater Guide has also just been revised and has the latest on regulations and research). Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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LEED Green Associate V4 Exam Complete Study Guide (Second Edition)

Pdf Engineering LEED Green Associate V4 Exam Complete Study Guide (Second Edition)

Pdf:LEED Green Associate V4 Exam Complete Study Guide (Second Edition).Review Kenny H. I strongly recommend this book for two main reasons; The first reason is that you can confidently pass the exam solely using this book. The second reason is that this book will show you why LEED addresses different things, and how they are turned into LEED requirements in a very comprehensive way. So it makes you learn the logic behind the green buildings, rather than only providing information to pass your exam. You can feel that your vision will actually be enhanced after reading this book. I really enjoyed the book while reading, and it provided me a whole new perspective of sustainability. Jason T. Passed the exam this morning with just this book as a resource. It really did a great job covering the material. I also took a one day exam prep course a week prior to taking the exam, which I probably didn't need after studying from this book. I highly recommend it! Dennis T. Highly recommend it! Perfectly covers all the exam materials. Easy read with highlights of important terms and concepts. I did my exam in March 2016 and scored 191 out of 200 only by spending 10 days studying this book and doing 600 sample questions prior to my exam.Kenny H. - I strongly recommend this book for two main reasons; The first reason is that you can confidently pass the exam solely using this book. The second reason is that this book will show you why LEED addresses different things, and how they are turned into LEED requirements in a very comprehensive way. So it makes you learn the logic behind the green buildings, rather than only providing information to pass your exam. You can feel that your vision will actually be enhanced after reading this book. I really enjoyed the book while reading, and it provided me a whole new perspective of sustainability. Jason T. - Passed the exam this morning with just this book as a resource. It really did a great job covering the material. I also took a one day exam prep course a week prior to taking the exam, which I probably didn't need after studying from this book. I highly recommend it! Dennis T. - Highly recommend it! Perfectly covers all the exam materials. Easy read with highlights of important terms and concepts. I did my exam in March 2016 and scored 191 out of 200 only by spending 10 days studying this book and doing 600 sample questions prior to my exam. Read more About the Author A. Togay Koralturk is an expert on green buildings and sustainability, and is the author of the LEED Complete Study Guide series, which is widely adopted as the primary course material for bachelor's and master's degree classes in architecture and civil engineering in universities throughout the United States. Holding a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and a master's degree in construction management from the University of Southern California, he began his career in Los Angeles, California, in project management, earning his LEED AP credential along the way in 2008. He has played a major role in directing numerous projects pursuing LEED certification worldwide and in educating professionals about green buildings and sustainability. His works on green buildings and LEED have sold thousands of copies worldwide, and their sales continue to grow. Read more

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Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)

Pdf Engineering Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)

Pdf:Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series).Review 'This inviting, complete guide to earthbag construction is humorous, very well written, and chock full of good ideas and dynamite illustrations. When you finish reading this book there's only one thing left to do: get out there and get to it!' ― Dan Chiras, Co-author of The Natural Plaster Book and author of The Natural House , The Solar House , and Superbia! 31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods 'Natural building practitioners, like Kaki and Doni, have persevered through years of trial and error, teaching, learning, innovating and becoming respected leaders of the natural building community. As Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques demonstrates, Kaki and Doni are smart, they are playful, they are wise, they are fine teachers and they have lots of get down and dirty practical experience to share about how to transform bags of earth and earth/lime plasters into beautiful and sensual buildings. We offer a deep bow to these champions of natural building, who (we now know) are doing real and transformational work; offering us doable ways to meet our basic human need for shelter in ways that are restorative and sustainable to both the earth and the spirit.' ― Judy Knox and Matts Myhrman, Out On Bale, Tucson, Arizona 'Who would have thought that you could make a beautiful, super solid and durable home using dirt-filled grain sacks? Earthbag Building shows not only that you can, but that you can have fun and feel secure doing it. With humor, integrity and delight, Kaki and Doni have distilled into written word and clear illustration their years of dedicated research and work refining the process and tools for this promising building technique. Their thorough approach and objective discussions of pros, cons and appropriate applications makes this book a must-read for natural building enthusiasts and skeptics alike.' ― Carol Escott and Steve Kemble, co-producers of How To Build Your Elegant Home with Straw Bales Read more Book Description The only comprehensive, illustrated, step-by-step guide to building with earthbags. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Green Building Revolution

Pdf Engineering The Green Building Revolution

Pdf:The Green Building Revolution.Review 'This is a must-read for both the seasoned practitioner and those new to the field of green building. Jerry Yudelson has been an important voice from the beginning of this movement, and here he draws on his vast experience to present green buildings in a compelling, accessible way. Decisionmakers at all levels will learn what they need to know to create buildings and communities that are fundamentally better places to live, work, and leave for our children.' (Robert F. Fox, Jr. partner, Cook+Fox Architects)'Jerry Yudelson's great gift is his ability to take gobs of complex information about green building, process it, and make it readable and useful for a wide and diverse universe of stakeholders. 'He is green building's biggest cheerleader.' (Robert Cassidy editor-in-chief, Building Design+Construction)'The Green Building Revolution is a valuable primer that covers the basics of green building from single-family homes to entire neighborhoods in a clear and concise way. The economic and environmental rationale is presented with facts and figures to back it up. This book contains all the information you need to convince clients and colleagues to 'go green.' You will find yourself underlining text and taking margin notes for future reference.' (Michael Deane operations manager, Sustainable Construction, Turner Construction Company)'Seems hard to do, but Yudelson finds a way to deliver the straight facts without leaving you lost. Particularly, I was engrossed by three chapters: the business case for green buildings, the costs of green buildings, and the future of green buildings. He delivers a compelling case for green buildings and our future, and it's not just about the money.' (Jetson Green)'Jerry Yudelson, one of the preeminent practitioners in the green development movement, has written ... The Green Building Revolution. Its major achievement—setting it apart from most other, similarly themed tomes—is that it is a manual for doers. The book provides a brief overview of the history of green buildings, as well as defines what constitutes a green structure... Reflecting reality, Yudelson also devotes a fair share of text to both the business case for green buildings and a number of cost studies that effectively delineate the price of building green. He then provides an outlook for green building, both domestic and abroad.' (Urban Land)'Both a solid primer for construction and design professionals looking to tap the trend, and a book for anyone interested in the topic...concise and easy to digest.' (Business Review)'Yudelson's discussion of green building costs and business motivations are (sic) well organized and convincing.' (Alternatives Journal) Read more About the Author Jerry Yudelson is president of Yudelson Associates in Tucson, Arizona, and is an expert on green building practices. A registered professional engineer, he is a former member of the national board of the U.S. Green Building Council. He has authored several books, including Developing Green: Strategies for Success. Read more

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Greening Existing Buildings (Mcgraw-hills Greensource Series)

Pdf Engineering Greening Existing Buildings (Mcgraw-hills Greensource Series)

Pdf:Greening Existing Buildings (Mcgraw-hills Greensource Series).About the Author Jerry Yudelson, P.E., M.S., M.B.A, LEED AP, is Principal, Yudelson Associates, a leading green building consulting firm. He has been a leading speaker at green building and real estate conferences in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates, and has authored several books on sustainability. Read more

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Shelter (The Shelter Library of Building Books)

Pdf Engineering Shelter (The Shelter Library of Building Books)

Pdf:Shelter (The Shelter Library of Building Books).Review 'It's an inspiring celebration of indigenous, handmade, personal-statement building. Oughta be the first book a freshman architecture student sees.'-J. Baldwin, Whole Earth Review'How very fine it is to leaf through a 176 page book on architecture - from baliwicks to zomes - and find no palaces, no pyramids, or temples, no cathedrals, skyscrapers, Kremlins, or Pentagons in sight... Instead, a book of homes, habitations for human beings in all their infinite variety.'-Edward Abbey'Shelter is a must not only for those actively engaged in house building, but for everyone who understands that lifestyle begins at home - that we are, after all, where we live.'-Rolling Stone'It's time to educate the architects. To that extent this book on shakes and wattle and daub is the most revolutionary architecture book around...'-Architecture in Australia Read more

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The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

Pdf Engineering The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox

Pdf:The Game Console: A Photographic History from Atari to Xbox.Review Featured in Wired and My Modern Met.'While services like PlayStation Now prove that streaming has the potential to increase access to older hardware-bound games, The Game Console posits that consoles themselves are important cultural objects that we shouldn’t forget.'—Motherboard'Amos’ passion for gaming and photographic skills come together beautifully in The Game Console.'—Kotaku'Photographed in intense, loving detail, the book quite literally unpacks 86 consoles and examines their innards.'—Mashable'A perfect choice for gamers looking to build up their knowledge on video game history.'—Android Central'The actual history lesson of the industry makes this more than a coffee table book.' —Game Vortex  Read more About the Author Evan Amos is a passionate video game fan and photographer. His work has been featured in Game Informer, Kotaku, Wired, Retro Gamer, and other popular media outlets. Read more

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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Pdf Engineering The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Pdf:The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition.Review 'Even classics can be updated and improved ... Highly recommended.'―Choice'This book changed the field of design. As the pace of technological change accelerates, the principles in this book are increasingly important. The new examples and ideas about design and product development make it essential reading.'―Patrick Whitney, Dean, Institute of Design, and Steelcase/Robert C. Pew Professor of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology'Twenty-five years ago The Design of Everyday Things was instrumental in orienting my approach to design. With this latest revised and expanded edition, Don Norman has given me a host of new ideas to explore as well as reminding me of the fundamental principles of great and meaningful design. Part operating manual for designers and part manifesto on the power of designing for people, The Design of Everyday Things is even more relevant today than it was when first published.'―Tim Brown, CEO, IDEO, and author of Change by Design'Design may be our top competitive edge. This book is a joy--fun and of the utmost importance.'―Tom Peters, author of In Search of Excellence Read more About the Author Don Norman is a co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group, and holds graduate degrees in both engineering and psychology. His many books include Emotional Design, The Design of Future Things, and Living with Complexity. He lives in Silicon Valley, California. Read more

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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Pdf Engineering The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Pdf:The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition.The ultimate guide to human-centered design.Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious - even liberating - audiobook, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how - and why - some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Pdf Engineering The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Pdf:The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition.The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)

Pdf Engineering A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series)

Pdf:A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction (Center for Environmental Structure Series).Amazon.com Review The second of three books published by the Center for Environmental Structure to provide a 'working alternative to our present ideas about architecture, building, and planning,' A Pattern Language offers a practical language for building and planning based on natural considerations. The reader is given an overview of some 250 patterns that are the units of this language, each consisting of a design problem, discussion, illustration, and solution. By understanding recurrent design problems in our environment, readers can identify extant patterns in their own design projects and use these patterns to create a language of their own. Extraordinarily thorough, coherent, and accessible, this book has become a bible for homebuilders, contractors, and developers who care about creating healthy, high-level design. Read more Review 'A wise old owl of a book, one to curl up with in an inglenook on a rainy day.... Alexander may be the closest thing home design has to a Zen master.'--The New York Times'A classic. A must read!'--T. Colbert, University of Houston'The design student's bible for relativistic environmental design.'--Melinda La Garce, Southern Illinois University'Brilliant....Here's how to design or redesign any space you're living or working in--from metropolis to room. Consider what you want to happen in the space, and then page through this book. Its radically conservative observations will spark, enhance, organize your best ideas, and a wondrous home, workplace, town will result.'--San Francisco Chronicle'The most important book in architecture and planning for many decades, a landmark whose clarity and humanity give hope that our private and public spaces can yet be made gracefully habitable.'--The Next Whole Earth Catalog Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Timeless Way of Building

Pdf Engineering The Timeless Way of Building

Pdf:The Timeless Way of Building.Review 'Excellent text for architectural theory and design--a must for design students.'--Brad Grant, California Polytechnic State University Read more About the Author Christopher Alexander is a builder, craftsman, general contractor, architect, painter, and teacher. He taught from 1963 to 2002 as Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and is now Professor Emeritus. He has spent his life running construction projects, experimenting with new building methods and materials, and crafting carefully articulated buildings--all to advance the idea that people can build environments in which they will thrive.Acting on his deeply-held conviction that, as a society, we must recover the means by which we can build and maintain healthy living environments, he has lived and worked in many cultures, and built buildings all over the world.Making neighborhoods, building-complexes, building, balustrades, columns, ceilings, windows, tiles, ornaments, models and mockups, paintings, furniture, castings and carvings--all this has been his passion, and is the cornerstone from which his paradigm-changing principles have been derived. Read more

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UnderstandingUnderstanding

Pdf Engineering UnderstandingUnderstanding

Pdf:UnderstandingUnderstanding.About the Author Richard Saul Wurman has written, designed and published 90 books on wildly divergent topics. He received both his M. Arch. & B. Arch. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, from where he graduated in 1959 with the highest honors, and was awarded the Arthur Spayed Brooks Gold Medal. He has been awarded several honorary doctorates, Graham Fellowships, a Guggenheim and numerous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as being the Distinguished Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. He is the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Wurman has also been awarded the Annual Gold Medal in Discourse from Trinity College, Dublin, a Gold Medal from AIGA and Boston Science Museum’s 50th Annual Bradford Washburn Award. He is also a Fellow of the AIA and in the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame. Richard Wurman created and chaired the TED conference from 1984 thru 2002, the TEDMED conference from 1995 to 2010, as well as the e.g. and WWW conference. Read more

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Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture (Bks. I-X)

Pdf Engineering Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture (Bks. I-X)

Pdf:Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture (Bks. I-X).Marcus Vitruvius Pollio, a Roman architect and engineer flourishing in the first century B.C., was the author of the oldest and most influential work on architecture in existence. For hundreds of years, the specific instructions he gave in his "Ten Books on Architecture" were followed faithfully, and major buildings in all parts of the world reveal the widespread influence of his precepts. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, he was "the chief authority studied by architects, and in every point his precepts were accepted as final. Bramante, Michelangelo, Palladio, Vignola, and earlier were careful students of the work of Vitruvius." His book is thus one of those rare works that have been supremely important in the creation of the greatest art masterpieces.Vitruvius describes the classic principles of symmetry, harmony, and proportion in architecture; the design of the treasury, prison, senate house, baths, forum, and temples; the construction of the theater: its site, foundations, and acoustics; the proper style and proportion for private dwellings; the differences between the Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian styles; methods of giving durability and beauty to polished finishings; and many other topics that help us understand the methods and beliefs of the Roman architect.It is a direct, authoritative, and detailed introduction to the ancients' methods of construction, the materials of the architect, and the prevailing aesthetic beliefs of the times; but it is also a work of art. Vitruvius wrote in such a fascinating manner, and digressed from his subject so often (as, for instance, when he wrote about the winds, Archimedes in his bath, and why authors should receive awards and honors at least as often as athletes), that his book has had a continuing appeal to the general reader for many centuries. Besides being an instructive treatise on nearly everything connected with Roman and Greek architecture, it is an entertaining description of some aspects of the life and beliefs of the times. This edition is the standard English translation, prepared over a period of several years by Professor M. H. Morgan of Harvard University.

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Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture

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Pdf:Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture.About the Author Robert Venturi is a partner in the firm of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc., Philadelphia. He has taught at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania, and was a Fellow and later Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. His writing, teaching, and architectural work have had a decisive influence on the younger generation of architects throughout the world. Venturi is also the author of Iconography and Electronics Upon a Generic Architecture and, with Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour, Learning from Las Vegas. Read more

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The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely

Pdf Engineering The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely

Pdf:The Architectural Uncanny: Essays in the Modern Unhomely.Review Brilliant....Anthony Vidler is a conceptual conjurer of formidable skill.― J. Mordaunt Crook, New York Times Book Review Read more Review An important resource for all garden historians...a wonderful book.―Penelope Hobhouse, Garden Writer, Historian, and DesignerA monumental and brilliantly illustrated physical and intellectual history of gardens since the Renaissance that belongs in every serious library; invaluable to every student of the overwhelming role of architecture in even the smallest garden.―Henry Mitchell, Garden Columnist, The Washington Post Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Old Way of Seeing (And How to Get It Back)

Pdf Engineering The Old Way of Seeing (And How to Get It Back)

Pdf:The Old Way of Seeing (And How to Get It Back).From Publishers Weekly Architect Hale's manifesto describes the grace that old buildings possess and contemporary architecture lacks, along with his ideas for how this older ideal can be reclaimed. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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European Architecture 1750-1890 (Oxford History of Art)

Pdf Engineering European Architecture 1750-1890 (Oxford History of Art)

Pdf:European Architecture 1750-1890 (Oxford History of Art).Review 'A well-presented thematic survey of the subject. Affordable and readable. Especially good at addressing German and Central European development in a concise manner.'--Linda Phipps, University of California, Berkeley'Bergdoll gives a comprehensive survey with splendid chapters.... A very important addition to many architectural history courses!'--Nina James-Fowler, Smith College Read more About the Author Barry Bergdoll is Professor of Art History at Columbia University in New York. Author and editor of numerous works on 19th century architecture, he has served as curator or curatorial consultant at the Musée d'Orsay, Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and has served as exhibitions editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Read more

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Architecture: From PreHistory to Post-Modernism

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Pdf:Architecture: From PreHistory to Post-Modernism.From Publishers Weekly In his design for the Brooklyn Bridge, John Roebling fused Egyptian and Gothic detail into his personal version of the Roman triumphal arch. Michelangelo conceived his muscular, expressive architecture as if it were sculpture. These engaging insights are typical of the fresh approach taken by two New York University professors in this heavily illustrated, 600-page survey of Western architecture. The authors focus on monumental structures within each epoch, and give stylistic detail priority over social or political context. Even so, they often make broad connections between buildings and people. For example, a comparison of Greek freestanding temples and Rome's imposing facades suggests a difference between the freedom-loving Athenians and a Roman society dominated by state power and state religion. From Etruscan ruins to Robert Venturi's juxtaposing of low vernacular with high art, this detailed, rewarding study measures innovation against continuity. Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Domesticity at War (The MIT Press)

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Pdf:Domesticity at War (The MIT Press).Review What is most fascinating about Domesticity At War is Colomina's exploration of the 'complex interactions of architecture and media that transforms the relationship between public and private.'―Catherine Croft, Building Design Read more About the Author Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She is the editor of Sexuality and Space, which was awarded the International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects. She is the coeditor of Cold War Hot Houses: Inventing Postwar Culture from Cockpit to Playboy. Her most recent book is Doble exposición: Arquitectura a través del arte. Read more

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Great Church Sound: a guide for the volunteer

Pdf Engineering Great Church Sound: a guide for the volunteer

Pdf:Great Church Sound: a guide for the volunteer.Find out -exactly- how to get better sound from your existing sound system without the complicated technical jargon. Whether you want to get rid of that annoying buzz in the speakers, troubleshoot your system, lead your team effectively, or just improve the sound of your next worship service, Great Church Sound is the only resource you’ll need. This practical, actionable guide is ideal for volunteers with little to no experience running sound systems.This step-by-step guide to church sound shows you how to:> Get rid of dreaded feedback once and for all> Understand & use the mixing console to provide a better listening experience for your congregation> Get better sound from the Pastor's mic> Find "the sweet spot" with EQ > Minimize audio distractions & ear fatigue for your congregation> Make instruments & vocals sound clearer> Place microphones effectively> Troubleshoot your sound system> Get better results with the gear you already haveThe new release includes:- A sound system checklist to walk you through preparing for & conducting a soundcheck that sets you up for a successful service- A mixing guide to show you exactly what all those knobs do & how to use them- The ‘Feedback-Killer Battle Plan’ to immediately diminish feedback in your sound system- A free mobile app to help you practice your sound mixing and EQ skills- Free digital updates of the book for life!

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Modern Recording Techniques (Audio Engineering Society Presents)

Pdf Engineering Modern Recording Techniques (Audio Engineering Society Presents)

Pdf:Modern Recording Techniques (Audio Engineering Society Presents).Review Reviews for the current edition.'If you're serious about recording - whether you're an amateur enthusiast, a student, a musician or an audio professional - you'll find this book an informative, in-depth, cover-to-cover read and a useful reference manual...an excellent read and a must-have reference book.' -Music Tech magazine 'Modern Recording Techniques is in its sixth edition, which fact is a testament to the quality of the material on offer here...it's presented in a very user friendly way, with a plethora of illustrations of everything connected with recording. This way, the theory is broken down into easily digestible chunks. One of the best things in an already terrific book is the range of DIY tutorials, where you are presented with practical examples of principles and how they work...Modern Recording Techniques has become the bible of recording for many engineers, and it's not difficult to see why. Always helpful, clear and friendly, learning has never been so easy or so much fun. An essential buy for all studio owners.'-Music Mart magazine Published reviews of 5th edition: ?I would recommend it highly to anyone getting into recording at the home or project-studio level as it will give you a really good grounding in the theory and industry practice which underpins the design of all that equipment and software you spend so much money on!? -mightywight.net ?No worries when this handy reference is nearby. It covers the basics about everything, from room acoustics to running a session. If you're a beginner, grab it now. If you think you know it all, you might still learn a thing or two.? -Keyboard magazine 'This is quite a surfeit of riches. ...If I were going into the professional recording business...this volume would be my choice.' ? John Sunier, Audiophile Audition Audiophile Audition, May 2000 'This book is a must if you plan on doing anything at home besides hooking up a DAT machine directly to the output of your sampler. It gives in-depth information on mic placement and techniques, and provides you with the know-how that you'll need the first time you go to a real recording studio. If you're going to jump in to the deep end of the pool right away, it makes sense to take water wings, just in case.' ? SYNC: Resources for the Electronic Musician 'A comprehensive, readable, up-to-date guide to all facets of recording.' ? MIDI Classics(r) 'Practical information on state-of-the-art audio topics. ...Ideal for the practicing or aspiring recording engineer.' ? BarnesAndNoble.com 'The authors ? both industry professionals ? explore everything from microphone placement and studio design to desktop CD recorders and signal processing.' ? Book News, Inc. Read more About the Author David Miles Huber is a 4-time Grammy-nominated producer and musician who works in the electronic music and surround sound genres. He is widely acclaimed in the recording industry as a consultant, author and guest lecturer on the subject of digital audio and recording technology. Read more

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Audio Mastering Secrets: The Pros Don't Want You To Know! (Home Recording Studio, Audio Engineering, Music Production Secrets Series: Book 1)

Pdf Engineering Audio Mastering Secrets: The Pros Don't Want You To Know! (Home Recording Studio, Audio Engineering, Music Production Secrets Series: Book 1)

Pdf:Audio Mastering Secrets: The Pros Don't Want You To Know! (Home Recording Studio, Audio Engineering, Music Production Secrets Series: Book 1).The #1 Best Selling Audio Mastering Book For 2019Book #1 in the original Music Production Secrets Series by John RogersAudio Mastering Secrets is one of the first audio mastering books that focuses entirely on how to master audio to radio quality standards, all from the comfort of your home recording studio. No expensive gear required to get amazing results! Note: This is a full 184 page book, not a 40 page mini.Written by John Rogers of JR Mastering. Since 1999, I have mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients. Let me personally show you everything I've learned!My book covers the following:This Book Is An 8.5 x 11 Learning GuideIt focuses on how to master audio, how to become a great audio mastering engineer, and how not to be a bad one.I do not get into the specific brands of gear you should buy, the history of sound engineering, or 1,000's of compressor settings (of which maybe 40 you'll ever use). In this book I focus on mastering audio!Common Mastering Problems And Their SolutionsIn audio mastering, you will face common problems like a mix being too thin, tinny, distorted, over-saturated, muddy, or not bright enough. Sometimes you can't get the song loud enough, boomy enough, no separation, too much bass, no sparkle, and many other problems. I explain in detail which effects processors to use and their exact settings to solve these common problems. This is a great tool to refer back to when needed.My Step-By-Step Audio Mastering SessionYou will learn the 18 steps I take in the audio mastering process. From importing your file, down to loudness maximization and finally exporting a perfectly mastered song!This Entire Book Is Based On Real-World ExperiencesNot on theory, what I learned in school, what I heard from some other engineer, etc. I have mastered over 40,000 songs for over 7,500 highly satisfied clients. I teach from real world experiences and success.Mastering Different GenresHere s where I break down the sonic qualities of sixteen different genres. How much brightness, bass, boominess, compression, etc., you re trying to achieve for each genre. And several tips on what clients are looking for. My Audio Mastering LawsIn this section, I cover a series of dos, do nots, and facts that basically apply to all audio mastering jobs regardless of genre. I also cover several pitfalls you will experience (just like I did) as an audio mastering engineer, and how to get through them. Setting Up You're Listening EnvironmentIn this section I cover calibrating your speakers, learning your speakers, speaker placement and room size. And, the myth about soundproofing your room. The Effects Processors Used In Audio MasteringThe basics of what they all do, how to use them, when to use them, and my initial settings templates.This Book Is A Very Easy ReadI left out all the high-tech jargon and rarely used words that slow down sentence flow.Written In 2017In this book I work with common software and a digital DAW system, using current audio mastering techniques for this day and age. I show you how to get great mastering results using your home PC, DAW, plugin software, and basic hardware. No expensive old-school equipment required. And Much More! In a matters of weeks, you can learn all of the audio mastering secrets, tips, and techniques that took me over 19 years to learn!

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The Art of Compression (The Art of Mixing Series Book 2)

Pdf Engineering The Art of Compression (The Art of Mixing Series Book 2)

Pdf:The Art of Compression (The Art of Mixing Series Book 2).Are you passionate about mixing, and want to learn more about the art of compression?In this short e-book, Grammy award winning Mix Engineer Thomas Juth shares his personal views on compressors and compression, and talks about how one can use compressors as a colour palette. Although there are already many books about 'mixing techniques' and compression, this unique book focuses more on the philosophy (of working with compression), and shares some very useful and personal tips.This book will help you to:- See compressors and compression in a much simpler and clearer way- Get a new perspective on compressors (and mixing in general) - Approach your future mixes in a way that helps you to work faster- Quicker decide which compressor to pick (when presented with lots of options) - To get the most out of each individual compressor- Clear out some common misconceptions regarding compression

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Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

Pdf Engineering Mixing Secrets for  the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...)

Pdf:Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio (Sound On Sound Presents...).About the Author Mike Senior is a professional engineer who has worked with Wet Wet Wet, The Charlatans, Reef, Therapy, and Nigel Kennedy. He specializes in adapting the techniques of top producers for those working in small studios and on a tight budget. He has transformed dozens of amateur productions for Sound On Sound magazine's popular 'Mix Rescue' column, proving time and again that you can achieve commercial-grade results with affordable gear―once you know how! Read more

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Artist Management for the Music Business

Pdf Engineering Artist Management for the Music Business

Pdf:Artist Management for the Music Business.About the Author Paul Allen is Associate Professor in the Department of Recording Industry at Middle Tennessee State University and co-author of Record Label Marketing, published by Focal Press. He is also a frequent lecturer at other universities on artist management and other music business subjects. His career includes service in the US Air Force, and work in commercial radio and TV, political management, the music business, academia, and as your author. Read more

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The Art of Music Publishing: An entrepreneurial guide to publishing and copyright for the music, film, and media industries

Pdf Engineering The Art of Music Publishing: An entrepreneurial guide to publishing and copyright for the music, film, and media industries

Pdf:The Art of Music Publishing: An entrepreneurial guide to publishing and copyright for the music, film, and media industries.Do you want to pursue a career and succeed in the lucrative area of music publishing? The Art of Music Publishing provides real inspiration and a tangible hands on perspective to this exciting side of the high-risk, high-reward music business. Prepare yourself for a career in music publishing and understand this complex but profitable part of the music business. Author Gammons walks you through all you need to know * understanding the role of the publisher * copyright * managing rights * income streams * contracts*. Learn how, when and where income is generated in all the current areas of business as well as exploring the new industries offering new income streams and the business models that are developing.The supporting website includes video interviews and podcasts with music business legends.'If there is anything that Helen Gammons doesn't know about music publishing, it's probably not worth knowing! If you want to take it to the next level in music publishing - read this book. I know I'll be referring to it often.'David 'Hawk' WolinskiComposer of "Aint No Body" (Rufus and Chaka Khan) and one of the most covered songs ever."Whether you're already a music publisher or would like to be one, this book will give you a mass of useful information - fresh ideas, up-to-date legal opinions, video interviews with music biz legends, provocative thoughts about where the business is heading, and plenty of good anecdotes."From Simon Napier Bell Manager: The Yardbrids, George Michael and Wham, Marc Bolan. Japan.

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Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques (Music Pro Guides)

Pdf Engineering Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques (Music Pro Guides)

Pdf:Recording Unhinged: Creative and Unconventional Music Recording Techniques (Music Pro Guides).Review ''For the first time, among the hundreds of books on the subject, we have a slice of life lived in the studio, never dull, rhythmically fast, and tasty reading. There are dozens of ideas from which to take inspiration to try new sounds and techniques. The patterns and iconography, curated by Sylvia add a touch of unique art unique. Highly recommended to the professionals, to those who study and those who want to relax with their favorite topic without having to think too much!'' --Audio Fader Read more About the Author SYLVIA MASSY (Ashland, Oregon) has been producing, engineering, and mixing popular music for decades. Renowned for her work with Tool, System of a Down, Johnny Cash, and Prince-just to name a few-Massy has received over 25 gold and platinum records, including awards for her work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, and Tom Petty. She's also an accomplished fine artist, a published columnist, an in-demand educator, and a relentless entrepreneur. But to her many friends, she's just Sylvia, the Radiant Being. Read more

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Audio Engineering 101: A Beginner's Guide to Music Production

Pdf Engineering Audio Engineering 101: A Beginner's Guide to Music Production

Pdf:Audio Engineering 101: A Beginner's Guide to Music Production.Amazon.com Review Amazon Exclusive: How Audio Engineering Helped Get My Band Signed By Tim Dittmar Tim Dittmar Working in a studio I often had access to record my own band and experiment. In the early '90s I recorded a six-song demo for a band that I was drumming with. We had only been a band for about three weeks when this demo made it into the hands of a local production company person, who at the time worked with RCA records. Although we didn’t end up with this label, the person who originally discovered us ended up managing our band and got us signed to a major label and many indie labels. It is great to have a backup plan, especially as a musician. Audio engineering is a great career option when being a musician isn't paying the bills. It allows you to still be creative and involved in the music scene. You may not get rich right away (or ever) but seeing your name on a CD you recorded is priceless. Here are a few of the bands I currently play with: annabella The Hearts and The Minds It is common for audio engineers to have their own home studio and also work out of other studios. Pictured here is a classic Trident 80B console located at Top Hat Recording studio in Austin, TX. One of the many reasons I became an audio engineer was to record and produce my own bands and music. Here I am mixing me and my wife's band, annabella, on my studio's Toft console. As an audio engineer you will need to find people to record. Running live sound and playing out in a band is a great way to meet potential clients every night.Here I am on tour in Athens, GA with annabella. Read more Review 'This beginner's guide to audio engineering presents a clear overview of the science and art of sound recording and provides readers with foundational information for getting started in audio engineering. Beginning with a discussion of sound and general recording principles, the work covers topics such as microphones, mixing consoles, signal processors, and signal flow, as well as studio session procedures and optimization. Chapters include illustrations, tips, and checklists, and the text includes an additional section with questions and answers from industry professionals.'--Reference and Research Book News Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Audio Engineering 101

Pdf Engineering Audio Engineering 101

Pdf:Audio Engineering 101.About the Author Tim Dittmar is a musician, songwriter, recording and live sound engineer, producer, and professor. Tim began his professional audio career in the late 80s at Cedar Creek Studio in Austin, TX. Tim has been a full-time faculty member at Austin Community College since 2000 where he heads up the technology side of Music Business, Performance and Technology (MBPT). Read more

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The Art of Equalization (The Art of Mixing Series Book 3)

Pdf Engineering The Art of Equalization (The Art of Mixing Series Book 3)

Pdf:The Art of Equalization (The Art of Mixing Series Book 3).Are you passionate about mixing, and want to learn more about the art of Equalization?In this E-book, Grammy award winning Mix Engineer Thomas Juth shares his personal views on Equalizers and Equalization, as well as lots of great tips and secrets. Although there are already many books about 'mixing techniques' this unique and personal book focuses more on the philosophy (of working with EQ's).This book will help you to:- See EQ's in a much simpler and clearer way- Get a new perspective on EQ's (and mixing in general) - Approach your future mixes in a way that helps you to work faster- To get the most out of each individual EQ- Clear out some common misconceptions regarding this complex subject

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The Philosophy of Mixing (The Art of Mixing Series Book 1)

Pdf Engineering The Philosophy of Mixing (The Art of Mixing Series Book 1)

Pdf:The Philosophy of Mixing (The Art of Mixing Series Book 1).Even though there are many books and videos out there that teach and talk about mixing, not many of them cover 'mixing philosophy'. When learning to mix, learning about its philosophy and studying the underlying thought processes, is equally as important as learning the right mixing techniques.In this unique eBook, Grammy Awarded Mix Engineer Thomas Juth shares his personal views on mixing philosophy. Thomas also answers questions such as: 1. How much time should you spend on a mix, and what is the best way to divide the time? 2. How do you know when a mix is finished? 3. What separates a decent mix from a truly great one? 4. What are the things you should really focus on when trying to become a truly great Mix Engineer? The aim with this eBook is to leave you feeling inspired and with a greater understanding about mixing.

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The Art of Creating Depth in a Mix (The Art of Mixing Series Book 4)

Pdf Engineering The Art of Creating Depth in a Mix (The Art of Mixing Series Book 4)

Pdf:The Art of Creating Depth in a Mix (The Art of Mixing Series Book 4).Are you passionate about mixing, and want to learn more about the art of creating depth?In this book, Grammy award winning Mix Engineer Thomas Juth shares his personal views on reverbs and ambience, and talks about different ways of creating depth in a mix. Although there are already many books about 'mixing techniques', this unique book focuses more on the philosophy, and shares some very useful and personal tips.

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The Architectural Detail

Pdf Engineering The Architectural Detail

Pdf:The Architectural Detail.The Architectural Detail is author Edward R. Ford's life's work, and this may be his most important book to date. Ford walks the reader through five widely accepted (and wildly different) definitions of detail, in an attemptto find, once and for all, the quintessential definition of detail in architecture.

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Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

Pdf Engineering Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

Pdf:Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid.Review Praise for Get Your House Right:“[A]n important and much needed book.”--Sarah Susanka, FAIA, architect and author of The Not So Big series and Home by Design“Marianne Cusato translates architectural language into the vernacular and, by doing so, into the reach of the average consumer, where such knowledge is guaranteed to do the most good….this 'Rosetta stone' of design will guarantee Cusato a place in the history of twenty-first century American architecture.”-- The Philadelphia Inquirer“[Cusato] provides a vision of how we live together and build on our planet, and points out the consequences of flawed building practices not only to our environment, but to our spirit and our soul.”--Michael Lykoudis, Dean, University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Read more About the Author Marianne Cusato has received international attention for her design of the Katrina Cottages: affordable, durable home kits created as an alternative to FEMA trailer housing to help the Gulf Coast rebuild. The cottage won the Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award and has been written up in magazines and newspapers across the country, from Architectural Record and Cottage Living to Time and Forbes. She is the principal of Cusato Cottages, LLC, a New York-based firm specializing in traditional architectural design. Read more

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Your Cabin in the Woods (Classic Outdoors)

Pdf Engineering Your Cabin in the Woods (Classic Outdoors)

Pdf:Your Cabin in the Woods (Classic Outdoors).About the Author Conrad E. Meinecke was a leading figure in the Boy Scouts of America, as well as director of the Boys' Home of the Buffalo Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He built a number of cabins and detailed his experiences, as well of love of nature, in these time-honored classics. He died in 1971 in Springville, NY. Victor Aures was a painter and illustrator, best known for his work in the 1940s on the Handbook of the Boy Scouts of America, Your Cabin in the Woods, and Cabincraft and Outdoor Living. He died in 1974. Read more

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2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Pretty Cat Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months Calendar Planner) With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Engineering 2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Pretty Cat Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months Calendar Planner) With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Pretty Cat Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months Calendar Planner) With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.Five Year Planner 2019-2023The Academic Five year 2019-2023 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Monthly planner features 60 Month Calendar, One month per each two page spread with unruled daily blocks.Book Details:January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023 (60 Months Calendar)Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly ViewBest for Christmas gift and New Year giftMade in the USA.

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2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Golden Blossom Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Engineering 2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Golden Blossom Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Golden Blossom Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months ... With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.Five Year Planner 2019-2023The Academic Five year 2019-2023 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Monthly planner features 60 Month Calendar, One month per each two page spread with unruled daily blocks.Book Details:January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023 (60 Months Calendar)Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly ViewBest for Christmas gift and New Year giftMade in the USA.

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The Art of the Stonemason

Pdf Engineering The Art of the Stonemason

Pdf:The Art of the Stonemason.Drawing on five generations of family tradition as stonemasons in his Native Scotland, Ian Cramb created this masterful work to pass on his knowledge and experience to craftsmen who wish to learn the ancient, but still necessary, principles of the stonemason's art.

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Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment (Workshop Practice)

Pdf Engineering Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment (Workshop Practice)

Pdf:Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment (Workshop Practice).A comprehensive exposition of the structure of steels and the effects of different heat treatments, particularly in respect of tools. It includes solid fuel, gas and electric furnaces, case hardening, tempering and other practical information. Features accurate colour temperature charts.

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Make: Analog Synthesizers: Make Electronic Sounds the Synth-DIY Way

Pdf Engineering Make: Analog Synthesizers: Make Electronic Sounds the Synth-DIY Way

Pdf:Make: Analog Synthesizers: Make Electronic Sounds the Synth-DIY Way.About the Author Ray has been interested in analog synthesizers since the first time he heard 'Switched On Bach' back in 1968. That magic box on the cover of the album with all of the knobs, switches and patch cords grabbed his attention and never let it go. After working at U.S. Steel, Intec Systems, Siemens Pacesetter, and Telectronics, he now runs his popular web site Music From Outer Space full-time. Most of his electronics learning has been hard won and experiential with hundreds of hours devoted to reading, bread-boarding, experimenting and appreciating analog synthesis. Read more

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Make: Analog Synthesizers

Pdf Engineering Make: Analog Synthesizers

Pdf:Make: Analog Synthesizers.Dive hands-on into the tools, techniques, and information for making your own analog synthesizer. If you’re a musician or a hobbyist with experience in building electronic projects from kits or schematics, this do-it-yourself guide will walk you through the parts and schematics you need, and how to tailor them for your needs. Author Ray Wilson shares his decades of experience in synth-DIY, including the popular Music From Outer Space (MFOS) website and analog synth community.At the end of the book, you’ll apply everything you’ve learned by building an analog synthesizer, using the MFOS Noise Toaster kit. You’ll also learn what it takes to create synth-DIY electronic music studio. Get started in the fun and engaging hobby of synth-DIY without delay.With this book, you’ll learn:The differences between analog and digital synthesizersAnalog synthesizer building blocks, including VCOs, VCFs, VCAs, and LFOsHow to tool up for synth-DIY, including electronic instruments and suggestions for home-made equipmentFoundational circuits for amplification, biasing, and signal mixingHow to work with the MFOS Noise Toaster kitSetting up a synth-DIY electronic music studio on a budget

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Siah Armajani: Follow This Line

Pdf Engineering Siah Armajani: Follow This Line

Pdf:Siah Armajani: Follow This Line.Armajani unites art and architecture, Persian calligraphy and abstract expressionism, American vernacular architecture and Russian constructivismIn Tehran, children walking home from school would scrape their pencils against the walls, tracing their paths through the city and chanting "follow this line." Siah Armajani (born 1939) recounts that this simple gesture speaks to the desire to mark one's presence in space. Siah Armajani: Follow This Line asks visitors to follow the artist across a shifting terrain, first within the context of pre-revolution Iran, and later, postwar and present-day America. Though Armajani is best known today for his works of public art―bridges, gazebos, reading rooms―located across the United States and Europe, this groundbreaking exhibition argues for a thoughtful reexamination of his studio as the site of a rich and generative practice. His works engage a range of references: from Persian calligraphy to the manifesto, letter and talisman; from poetry to mathematical equations and computer programming; from the abstract expressionist canvas to American vernacular architecture, Bauhaus design and Russian constructivism.Published to accompany Armajani's first major US retrospective, this catalog is his most comprehensive publication to date. Developed in close collaboration with the artist, it offers new scholarship on his six-decade-long career and also includes previously unpublished texts. Contributions by Nazgol Ansarinia, Sam Durant, Barbad Golshiri and Slavs and Tatars speak to Armajani's influence on a younger generation of artists based in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

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Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography

Pdf Engineering Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography

Pdf:Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography.From the Inside Flap Stories in Stone The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism The language of symbols is one that has been with us from the beginning of recorded history. Our everyday life is full of symbols. We see many of them when we are driving: arrows point us in the right direction, upside-down pyramids tell us of slow-moving vehicles, and octagons caution us to stop. There are multitudes of business symbols we encounter everyday: a stylized pair of golden arches indicates there's a McDonald's restaurant located nearby; a checkmark called a 'swoosh' subtly informs that its owner is wearing a Nike product; a polychrome apple with a bite taken out of it whimsically announces that its product is an Apple computer; a storefront displaying a symbol of three balls shows that its business is a pawn shop. The meaning of most symbols has remained fairly consistent through the centuries: crosses for Christians, six-pointed stars for Jews, the yin-yang symbol for Buddhists-and hearts speak of love, lambs of innocence, and circles of completeness and immortality. But, nowhere is the language of symbols more apparent than in cemeteries. Dead men may tell no tales, but their tombstones do. Besides informing us of people's names and dates of birth and death, tombstones often tell us what religion they affilated with, what ethnicity they descended from, what clubs and organizations they belonged to, what occupations they worked in, and what thoughts they held on the afterlife. Journey with us now into the little-known world of cemeteries. The author provides fascinating information and stunning full-color and black-and-white images of funerary architecture designed for eternal life, from mausoleums, chapels, and offices, to tombs, sculptures, and memorials. He then draws us into the very personal area of stone relics designed especially for the deceased, from likenesses of plants, animals, mankind, and mortality, to icons of religion, societies, clubs, and final impressions of how the occupant wanted to be remembered. Read more About the Author Chico, California-based photographer Douglas Keister has photographed twenty-two award-winning, critically acclaimed books. His seventeen books on architecture include four books on Victorian homes (Daughter's of Painted Ladies, Painted Ladies Revisited, America's Painted Ladies and Victorian Glory); three books on bungalow homes (The Bungalow, Inside the Bungalow and Outside the Bungalow), a book on 1920s whimsical homes (Storybook Style) a book about cemetery art and architecture (Going Out in Style), a book on Spanish architecture, (Red Tile Style), six books on bungalow details and Classic Cottages, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. Keister photographed and wrote an award winning children's book (Fernando's Gift), has two monographs of his personal work (Black Rock and Driftwood Whimsy), a book on classic travel trailers, (Ready to Roll) and a book on cemetery symbolism, Stories in Stone: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Cemetery Symbolism, that will be published by Gibbs Smith Publisher in the Spring of 2004. His wealth of books on architecture has earned him the title, 'America's most noted photographer of historic architecture.' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability

Pdf Engineering The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability

Pdf:The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability.Review 'A comprehensive and approachable guide to making a living while following your bliss... Filled with helpful (and attractive) illustrations and easy-to-follow advice tailored specifically to the needs of creative types.' --Lonny magazine'The book is truly encyclopedic, offering advise and practical examples... Interviews with five eminently successful designers (including Interior Design Hall of Fame members Michael Graves, Victoria Hagan, and Richard Meier) join the nuts-and-bolts information.' --Interior Design'Mr. Granet has become to decorators what Swifty Lazar was to screenwriters and starlets.' --The New York Times'Keith Granet's new book The Business of Design is especially welcome... His Los Angeles company, Granet and Associates, provides management consultant services to some of the best-known architecture and interior design offices in the country.' --AIArchitect.org'In an industry perceived more for its beauty than its money-making ability, Granet's book offers the first steps for designers and architects to start, as the title suggests, balancing creativity and profitability... The business advice he imparts could be applicable to any small-business owner.' --USA Today'Granet's book isn't about designing a room-- it's about designing a career-- or giving an existing one a better bottom line.' --Veranda.com'Asking yourself what you would do for work if you didn't need money can help you choose a career. But keeping your business afloat requires financial savvy. In The Business of Design, Keith Granet interviews architects Michael Graves, A. Eugene Kohn, Richard Meier, and John Merrill to supplement his own years of business knowledge.' -- Architect magazine Read more

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Bauhaus XL: Updated Edition

Pdf Engineering Bauhaus XL: Updated Edition

Pdf:Bauhaus XL: Updated Edition.About the Author Magdalena Droste studied art history and literature in Aachen and Marburg. She has worked at the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin since 1980 and was a professor of art history at the BTU Cottbus for 20 years. Droste has contributed to numerous exhibitions and publications on Bauhaus artists, besides writing a number of essays on the furniture and textile workshops at the Bauhaus and on arts and crafts as a women’s profession. Read more

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Bauhaus: Updated Edition

Pdf Engineering Bauhaus: Updated Edition

Pdf:Bauhaus: Updated Edition.About the Author Magdalena Droste studied art history and literature in Aachen and Marburg. She has worked at the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin since 1980 and was a professor of art history at the BTU Cottbus for 20 years. Droste has contributed to numerous exhibitions and publications on Bauhaus artists, besides writing a number of essays on the furniture and textile workshops at the Bauhaus and on arts and crafts as a women’s profession. Read more

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2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Red Art Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months Calendar Planner) With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf Engineering 2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Red Art Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months Calendar Planner) With Holidays and inspirational Quotes

Pdf:2019-2023 Five Year Planner: Red Art Cover, 8' x 10' Five Year 2019-2023 Calendar Planner, Monthly Calendar Schedule Organizer (60 Months Calendar Planner) With Holidays and inspirational Quotes.Five Year Planner 2019-2023The Academic Five year 2019-2023 Planner is all you need to keep things organized! The Monthly planner features 60 Month Calendar, One month per each two page spread with unruled daily blocks.Book Details:January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2023 (60 Months Calendar)Matte Finish Cover Design 8 inches By 10 inches Printed on Quality PaperCalendar on each Monthly ViewBest for Christmas gift and New Year giftMade in the USA.

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Fronts: Security and the Developing World

Pdf Engineering Fronts: Security and the Developing World

Pdf:Fronts: Security and the Developing World.About the Author Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller direct AGENCY, an interdisciplinary practice engaging contemporary culture through architecture, urbanism, and advocacy. Their projects range from media environments to guerrilla infrastructures, architectural projects, and speculative urban research. Seeking productive anomalies in the overlooked, the under-represented, and the everyday, the practice identifies and transforms emerging urban paradigms. Kripa and Mueller are recipients of the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome, and are fellows of The MacDowell Colony and the New York Foundation for the Arts. AGENCY has been invited to exhibit internationally at the Venice Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale on Architecture and Urbanism, and others. Read more

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Oxford: An Architectural Guide

Pdf Engineering Oxford: An Architectural Guide

Pdf:Oxford: An Architectural Guide.About the Author About the Author: Geoffrey Tyack is Director of the Stanford University Center in Oxford. His previous publications include Blue Guide to Oxford and Cambridge, Fourth Edition. Read more

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The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250–1800 (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series)

Pdf Engineering The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250–1800 (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series)

Pdf:The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250–1800 (The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series).From Publishers Weekly A survey of the major works produced in the traditional Islamic lands. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom are area editors of Islam for The Dictionary of Art. Read more

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ARE 5 Review Manual for the Architect Registration Exam

Pdf Engineering ARE 5 Review Manual for the Architect Registration Exam

Pdf:ARE 5 Review Manual for the Architect Registration Exam.About the Author David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCARB, CSI, is the owner of Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast taught interior construction and other courses for twenty years at Arapahoe Community College. A licensed architect in Colorado and an NCIDQ certificate holder, Mr. Ballast has authored many books published by PPI on design topics and ARE review. Steven E. O’Hara, PE, is a professor of architectural engineering in the School of Architecture at Oklahoma State University. Professor O’Hara earned bachelor of science and master of architectural engineering degrees from Oklahoma State University. He is a licensed engineer in Oklahoma. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. The ARE 5 Review Manual is written to give you a thorough review of the subjects most likely to appear on the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) 5.0. The book is organized into sections that follow the exam divisions, and the chapters are arranged by subject to help you organize your study efforts. • Practice Management • Project Management • Programming & Analysis • Project Planning & Design • Project Development & Documentation • Construction & Evaluation Read more

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ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam

Pdf Engineering ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam

Pdf:ARE 5 Practice Exam for the Architect Registration Exam.About the Author David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCARB, CSI is the owner of Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast taught interior construction and other courses for twenty years at Arapahoe Community College. A licensed architect in Colorado and an NCIDQ certificate holder, Mr. Ballast has authored many books published by PPI on design topics and ARE review.Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, is an NCARB-certified architect, an NCIDQ certificate holder, and a LEED AP. Ms. Leppo has authored and co-authored several ARE and LEED exam review books published by PPI.  She holds a bachelor of integrative arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a master of architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis.Rima Taher, PhD, PE, has been teaching ARE review courses in general structures and lateral forces since 2002 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she received a university-wide award for teaching excellence. Dr. Taher earned her master of science and doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the historic and prestigious École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. She has also lectured on the topic of wind engineering and structural design for high winds and hurricanes at the Wind Engineering Research Center at the Tokyo Polytechnic University. She is a licensed civil and structural engineer in New Jersey.   Read more

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Wood

Pdf Engineering Wood

Pdf:Wood.Review 'A landmark in publishing.'—Nicholas Serota'Visually stunning celebration of one of the world's best timber architecture, showcasing a spectacular selection of wooden structures from the last 1,000 years.'—CreativeBoom.com'Extraordinary wooden buildings from the last 1,000 years.'—The Daily Telegraph'Innovative architects all over the world are taking advantage of the new possibilities of wood... Wood showcases some of the world's most beautiful and ambitious wooden architecture.'—Christie's'Takes the reader on a tour of some the globe's most fascinating structures... Will work wonders for armchair aesthetes who appreciate a good view.'—Rake's Progress'In addition to gorgeous photography (this is a Phaidon book, after all) you get insightful commentary about each of the structures and an essay by Richard Mabey that explores the relationship between wood and architecture. This hardcover tome... will make a great addition to your coffee table book collection.'—Cool Material'[A]n original look at one of the most versatile and storied building materials on earth.'—Uncrate'Takes you on a visual tour of timber architecture... with 174 stunning images.'—Werd'A visceral and sensual delight, with the most exquisite photography of the most interesting and beautiful timber buildings from all eras.'—Piers Taylor, Architect and presenter of the BBC series 'The World's Most Extraordinary Homes''...Pays homage to this natural wonder's enduring appeal.'—Architectural Digest Online'A beautiful new coffee table book features 170 dramatic examples of great wooden architecture.'—GQ Online'A fresh look at the world's most versatile building material.'—I'Hall [...] bridges the past, present and future with this catalogue of masterpieces... An exceptional bonus is the essay by highly acclaimed writer and naturalist Richard Mabey, which brings depth, historical detail and philosophical insight to the relationship between buildings and trees. Tapping the imagination and the spirit of ingenuity, this compelling new volume is a must-have for architects, urban planners and designers.'—Identity (Dubai) 'Excellent.'—Esquire'Fascinating.'—Homes & Gardens'Spectacularly documented... Wood presents buildings of unexpected versatility and variety.'—ELLE Decor'Will have you looking at wood in a new light.'—Singapore Tatler Homes'A love letter to wood... ranging from a state-of-the-art Belgian laboratory to a Vietnamese village hall' —The Observer Magazine'Hall takes his readers on an expressive journey showcasing the 170 finest wooden marvels in the last 1000 years and explores the intimate relationship between timber and architecture.'—DesignBoom.com'A fitting celebration of one of our most ancient and readily available resources... All carefully arranged to encourage comparison and prompt discussion.'—Self Build & Design'As one flips through the pages of Wood [...] one would be mesmerized... Be inspired.'—Fixtures Magazine Read more About the Author William Hall trained at Central Saint Martins and began his career in the office of the minimalist architect John Pawson. He now runs his own design practice in London, working with clients such as Calvin Klein, MoMA and Tate. Hall is the author of Concrete and Brick (Phaidon, 2012 and 2015).Richard Mabey is a writer, broadcaster and naturalist and the author of some forty books, including the Whitbread Award winning biography, Gilbert White (1986), and Beechcombings: the Narratives of Trees (2007). For twenty years he was the custodian of an ancient wood in the Chilterns, South East England. Mabey currently lives in a sixteenth-century half-timbered farmhouse in Norfolk. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a visiting fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Read more

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ARE 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam

Pdf Engineering ARE 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam

Pdf:ARE 5 Practice Problems for the Architect Registration Exam.About the Author David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCARB, CSI, is the owner of Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast taught interior construction and other courses for twenty years at Arapahoe Community College. A licensed architect in Colorado and an NCIDQ certificate holder, Mr. Ballast has authored many books published by PPI on design topics and ARE review.Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, is an NCARB-certified architect, an NCIDQ certificate holder, and a LEED AP. Ms. Leppo has authored and co-authored several ARE and LEED exam review books published by PPI.  She holds a bachelor of integrative arts degree from The Pennsylvania State University and a master of architecture degree from Washington University in St. Louis.Rima Taher, PhD, PE, has been teaching ARE review courses in general structures and lateral forces since 2002 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she received a university-wide award for teaching excellence. Dr. Taher earned her master of science and doctorate degrees in civil engineering from the historic and prestigious École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. She has also lectured on the topic of wind engineering and structural design for high winds and hurricanes at the Wind Engineering Research Center at the Tokyo Polytechnic University. She is a licensed civil and structural engineer in New Jersey. Read more

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Instant Pot Cookbook #Keto 500 Recipes: Delicious, Quick & Easy Keto Instant Pot Recipes with 30-Day Meal Plan (Keto Cookbook 1)

Pdf Engineering Instant Pot Cookbook #Keto 500 Recipes: Delicious, Quick & Easy Keto Instant Pot Recipes with 30-Day Meal Plan (Keto Cookbook 1)

Pdf:Instant Pot Cookbook #Keto 500 Recipes: Delicious, Quick & Easy Keto Instant Pot Recipes with 30-Day Meal Plan (Keto Cookbook 1).500 Easy-to-Enjoy Keto Instant Pot Recipes with Meal Plan! Do you want to spend less time in the kitchen?Do you crave quick & effortless instant pot recipes?I focused on creating the one and only Keto Instant Pot cookbook with 500 Craveable meals that you'll ever want to cook while being on the Keto Diet!This simple, yet powerful cookbook has plenty of content in the following categories:Lots of Poultry, Beef, and Pork Instant pot recipesSnacks and AppetizersVegetables and Vegan Keto recipesGreat variety of Soups, Stews and SaucesThe Most-Wanted DessertsThis complete Instant Pot Keto cookbook will take care of your scarce cooking time and will show you the easiest & tastiest way towards a whole new life with your Instant Pot!Get it now and do yourself a big favor! Your Instant Pot will love it!

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The Works: Anatomy of a City

Pdf Engineering The Works: Anatomy of a City

Pdf:The Works: Anatomy of a City.Review 'The Works is both a reference guide and a geeky pleasure.'—Time Out New York 'It's a rare person who won't find something of interest in The Works, whether it's an explanation of how a street-sweeper works or the view of what's down a manhole.'—New York Post Read more About the Author Kate Ascher serves on the faculty of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and manages Happold Consulting’s U.S. practice. Prior to taking up her current positions, she worked at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Vornado Realty Trust. Her other books include The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper and The Way to Go: Moving by Sea, Land, and Air. Read more

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Keto Diet: This Book Includes: Keto Diet Plan + Keto Reset Diet - Keto Diet Made Easy Complete guide for Beginners

Pdf Engineering Keto Diet: This Book Includes: Keto Diet Plan + Keto Reset Diet - Keto Diet Made Easy Complete guide for Beginners

Pdf:Keto Diet: This Book Includes: Keto Diet Plan + Keto Reset Diet - Keto Diet Made Easy Complete guide for Beginners.Buy the Paperback Version of this Book and get the Kindle Book version for FREEDiscover the Best Diet EVER!This set includes two most powerful collection of books that will help you to boost your life:Keto Diet PlanKeto Reset DietDo you, like many other people, hope to gain weight? Or, perhaps you are underweight and need to gain weight. Are you worried about your future and the possibility of developing high cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer's, or even cancer? Do you simply want to live your best life and enjoy a vibrant lifestyle that promotes your goals? If you're looking for a detailed introduction to the Keto diet, this is the book for you! Then the ketogenic diet may be for you. This scientifically backed diet has been around for a century, and for a good reason. In The Keto Reset Diet, you will gain all the information you need on the science and history behind the diet, the macro ratio and micronutrients, how to slowly transition onto the keto diet within a month, the best keto foods to enjoy to promote health, and more.It’s understandable to be nervous about starting a new diet, especially when there are so many crash and fad diets out there that only cause harm. These diets claim to induce weight loss, but instead, they cause long-term weight gain, frustration, fatigue, and more. But, the ketogenic diet is not like those others. In fact, the ketogenic diet is more of a lifestyle. Unlike fad diets, it is not one that you go on for a few weeks before quitting. Keto is maintainable and healthy. Not only that, but the keto diet is not only promoted by doctors, it was created by many doctors and researchers in order to treat and manage diseases. You can gain the weight loss and health you dream of without the frustration.In The Keto Rest Diet, you will find everything you need to make these dreams a reality. You will receive the tools you need to attain success. There is no reason to allow fad diets or fears to hold you back any longer. Take a step forward to better health and a better life.In This Book You Will Find:A four-week transitional schedule to help you slowly adjust to the ketogenic diet.The science-backed proof behind the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet.A list of the best foods to enjoy on the ketogenic diet, including avocados, grass-fed butter, nuts, olives, chia seeds, and more.Tips on which supplements may help you on your journey and the science behind how they help.A selection of fifteen recipes that will tempt your taste buds, including Bacon Cauliflower Gratin, Cheeseburger Pie, Egg-Stuffed Roasted Avocados, and Peanut Butter Fudge Fat Bombs.An explanation of the macro ratio and how to find your own ratio.The importance of remembering your micronutrients.A guide to finding the right workout while on keto.More than 20 health benefits21-day meal plan with recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to motivate you to cook Keto-friendly mealsFoods you should avoid while undergoing, Keto including things like sugar-free candy, whole grains, high sugar fruits, and root vegetables high in starchWhat supplements you might need to take when going on Keto in case your electrolytes aren't balancedHow it reduces anxiety, depression and the risk of Type 2 diabetes and lowers your blood sugaAnd more...Now, if all of this sounds like your ideal book, then hop on over......and DOWNLOAD IT NOW!

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Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities

Pdf Engineering Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities

Pdf:Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities.About the Author Michael Southworth is professor of city design and planning at the University of California, Berkeley.Eran Ben-Joseph is assistant professor of landscape architecture and planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read more

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Antonio Gaudi: Master Architect

Pdf Engineering Antonio Gaudi: Master Architect

Pdf:Antonio Gaudi: Master Architect.About the Author Juan Bassegoda Nonell has served as the director of the Càtedra Gaudí at the School of Architecture within Barcelona University since 1968. He is the author of many notable books on Gaudí. Melba Levick is an accomplished architectural and travel photographer whose work has been published internationally in numerous magazines and in over 30 books. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. INTRODUCTION The work of Antonio Gaudi Cornet (1852–1926) has transcended time, styles, and the period in which it was created. His achievement grew from his great capacity for observation and his fervent interest in nature. He was a passionate observer, learning directly from what he saw in the sky and the clouds, in water, rocks, plants, animals, and mountains. To understand Gaudi’s achievement one must recognize that his work is not exclusively architectural. It is more than that: it is not architectural in the sense that historians understand architecture. Gaudi’s work does not fit into traditional schemes that would place it within the narrow limits of a particular style, nor was he the outstanding discipline of any master. There had never been architects in the Gaudi family, only craftsmen, especially copper and iron smiths. He did not have the occupational idiosyncrasy that is characteristic of dynasties of architects. While he was extremely naive, he was also highly perspicacious. He saw things as they actually are, without prejudice, not as sometimes one might wish them to be. Juan Munne, a carpenter who worked with him for many years, said of him: “Gaudi is clear-minded.” Throughout his career Gaudi made use of practical solutions that were both simple and functional, and through them he achieved surprising results. Observing Gaudi’s architectural forms, one might think that he was either a complex or a convoluted mind. The sinuous facades of his buildings look like somewhat irrational, baroque conceptions. But this is not the case. Because his compositions are inspired by nature, they stand out from those of architects who have always utilized a simple geometry based on abstract forms, like the line of the plane, forms that are nonexistent in nature. In a logical process of simplification and abstraction, architects have developed designs and constructed buildings using only two auxiliary tools: the compass and the square. They have made use of these tools for drawing on a flat surface as well as for cutting stone or wood. From the plane and the straight line, both two-dimensional forms, one moves to three-dimensional forms, the regular polyhedrons, the cube, tetrahedron, octahedron, icosahedron, and pentagonal dodecahedron, forms that have been traditionally sanctified and identified with the elements of earth, fire, water, air, and the quintessential, as proposed by Plato in his Timaeus. If these forms can be drawn with a square, the compass serves for drawing circles and spheres, forms that have always been used by architects. In the architecture of every age, made with the help of a compass and square, all pillars can be described as prisms, all columns cylinders, all domes hemispheres, and all roofs dihedral angles or pyramids. This last form, so much loved by architects, is found from the pharonic pyramids of Giza built several thousand years ago to the recent courtyard entrance of the Louvre in Paris by I.M. Pei. Gaudi’s ingenious observation of nature led him to see that these regular forms either do not exist in nature or, if they do, only rarely. When pyrite cubes are found, or prisms crowned with rock crystal, or pentagonal dodecahedrons of cinnabar, they are kept in museums of natural history as rare and curious objects. In the light of the country landscape of Tarragona, Gaudi was moved by the beauty of natural forms. He was able to contemplate them at leisure during the summers spent in a little country house in the village of Riudoms. There, he observed that nature produces beautiful, decorative forms in the mineral, animal, and plant realms. At the same time, he understood that nature did not intend to create works of art but rather elements that were above all functional and useful. The brilliant color and agreeable fragrance of roses is not devised to inspire poets or painters but rather to attract insects and to encourage the reproductive function of the plant. An absolutely functional purpose. When Gaudi used the forms of plants, flowers, or animals in the decoration of his buildings, he took the natural forms just as they are in reality and not with the intention of so many architects over the course of history who have used them as an artistic intellectualization, submitting them to symmetries, dissymmetries, or compositional artifices. Gaudi’s conclusion was a very simple one. If an architect looks for the functional in his work, he will ultimately arrive at beauty. If he looks for beauty directly, he will only reach art theory, aesthetics, or philosophy, abstract ideas that never interested Gaudi. Moreover, he was able to see an infinity of magnificent structural forms in nature. He observed that in nature many structures are composed of fibrous materials, such as wood, bone, muscle, or tendon. From the viewpoint of geometry, fibers are straight lines and curved surfaces in space made up of straight lines that define a straight-line geometry, which is based on just four distinct surfaces: the helicoid, the hyperboloid, the conoid, and the hyperbolic paraboloid. Gaudi saw these surfaces in nature and brought them to architecture. The helicoid is the form of a tree trunk, and Gaudi used this form in the columns of the Teresina School. The hyperboloid is the form of the femur, a form he used in the columns of the Sagrada Familia. The conoid is a form frequently found in the leaves of trees, and this form he used in the roofs of the Provisional Schools of the Sagrada Familia. The hyperbolic paraboloid is formed by the tendons between the fingers of the hand, and he built with this form the porch domes of the church crypt in the Guell Estate. Gaudi had an innate sense of statics, which manifested itself in a simple, logical manner in the stereostatic model for the church of the Guell Estate. Once the ground floor of the church was drawn to a scale of 1:10 on a wooden panel, it was placed on the workshop ceiling and cords were suspended from it at the points where the pillars were assumed to begin. Hung above the catenaries formed by the cords were canvas sacks containing lead shot that weighted ten thousand times less than the weight the arch would have to support. The sacks of lead shot produced a warping of the cords. A photograph was then made of the inverted model. The photograph yielded the absolutely precise and exact form of the building’s structure, with no need for mathematical calculations or drawings of any kind and with no possibility of error. The shapes of the cords corresponded to the lines of tension of the warped structure, and when the photograph was inverted the structure’s lines of pressure were obtained. This simple, exact method attracted the attention of engineers and designers. Read more

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Isometric Graph Paper Notebook: Large Pad 8.5x11 | 110 Pages | Subtle Light Grey Grid | 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle | Softcover Book | For 3D Design, Technical Drawing, Artwork

Pdf Engineering Isometric Graph Paper Notebook: Large Pad 8.5x11 | 110 Pages | Subtle Light Grey Grid | 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle | Softcover Book | For 3D Design, Technical Drawing, Artwork

Pdf:Isometric Graph Paper Notebook: Large Pad 8.5x11 | 110 Pages | Subtle Light Grey Grid | 1/4 Inch Equilateral Triangle | Softcover Book | For 3D Design, Technical Drawing, Artwork.The notebook is filled with 110 pages of grid paper with equilateral triangles, each measuring 0.28".Three Dimensional Designing, including landscape and architecturePuzzles and optical illusionsBoxes and staircases3D printer projectsGaming ideasGeometry projectsIsometric paper is printed with a grid of equilateral triangles (each measuring .28"). It is invaluable for any kind of three dimensional design including architecture, landscaping or sculpture. Some artists enjoy using it to draw puzzles or complex or labyrinthine 3D images with boxes and staircases (rather like the style of MC Escher). It has become particularly popular for planning 3D Printer projects. Some schools and many colleges now offer 3D printing facilities and classes. It may also be used for geometry.

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The Watch Book

Pdf Engineering The Watch Book

Pdf:The Watch Book.About the Author Gisbert Brunner, born in 1947, has been working with wristwatches, pendulum clocks, and other precision timekeeping instruments since 1964. During the quartz watch crisis in the 1970s, he discovered a new love for mechanical timepieces as well. His talent and passion for collecting chronographs led him to publish his first articles on the subject in magazines including GQ, ZEIT Magazin and Chronos in the 1980s. He has since written more than 20 books about every aspect of the field. Read more

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The Watch Book Rolex

Pdf Engineering The Watch Book Rolex

Pdf:The Watch Book Rolex.About the Author Gisbert L. Brunner, born in 1947 has been working with wristwatches, pendulum clocks, and other precision timekeeping instruments since 1964. During the quartz watch crisis in the 1970s, he discovered a new love for mechanical timepieces as well. His talent and passion for collecting chronographs led him to publish his first articles on the subject in magazines, including GQ, ZEIT Magazin, and Chronos, in the 1980s. He has since written more than twenty books about every aspect of the field. Read more

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The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

Pdf Engineering The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design

Pdf:The Architect's Studio Companion: Rules of Thumb for Preliminary Design.From the Back Cover THE GUIDEBOOK AT EVERY ARCHITECT'S FINGERTIPS—UPDATED AND EXPANDED Get your preliminary designs off the ground with The Architect's Studio Companion, Sixth Edition—the handbook you need for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, environmental, life safety, accessibility, and parking systems of a building. Edward Allen and Joseph Iano, authors of the bestselling Fundamentals of Building Construction, use their trademark talent for boiling down complex technical requirements into easy-to-use and time saving guidelines for the engineering and architectural design of buildings. Use this practical reference to: Quickly access up-to-date information on the latest energy efficient building heating and cooling systems Easily explore alternative structural materials and systems for your building design Readily incorporate the requirements of the latest U.S. and Canadian model building codes and accessibility regulations Consider passive approaches to heating and cooling, natural daylighting, and other sustainable building design strategies Streamline your design process today with The Architect's Studio Companion, Sixth Edition. Read more About the Author EDWARD ALLEN, FAIA, has been a member of the faculties of Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has frequently taught as a guest at other institutions across the United States. He is the bestselling author of The Architects Studio Companion, Architectural Detailing, Form and Forces, and Fundamentals of Building Construction, all published by Wiley. JOSEPH IANO is an author, illustrator, and practicing architect who has taught design and technology in schools of architecture throughout the United States. He has also worked in the construction trades. Currently, he heads a Seattle design firm that provides technical and quality management consulting. He has collaborated with Edward Allen on numerous publications, including Fundamentals of Building Construction. Read more

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Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication

Pdf Engineering Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication

Pdf:Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication.About the Author Lydia Sloan Cline teaches digital modeling and 3D printing at Johnson County Community College. She is a 3D printing enthusiast, a judge a competitive technology events, and active in her local Maker community. Her previous works include 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot , 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication with SketchUp , Architectural Drafting for Interior Designers, 2nd Edition, and Today's Military Wife, 7th Edition. Read more

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Architectural Graphic Standards (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)

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Pdf:Architectural Graphic Standards (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series).From the Back Cover THE PRIMARY REFERENCE FOR ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS, UPDATED AND ACCESSIBLE ONLINE Architectural Graphic Standards is the unsurpassed reference for building design and construction professionals. This new twelfth edition features: Up-to-date codes and standards, with over 300 new drawings, tables, and diagrams New coverage of building resiliency, emphasizing the building envelope Material properties and performance analyses, with expanded materials selection Environmental factors including climate, thermal comfort, daylighting, and acoustics Sustainability and Universal Design principles integrated throughout the text Architectural Graphic Standards Online now makes Architectural Graphic Standards content available digitally. Through a mobile-friendly interface, it allows users to search expert content and download thousands of graphic details, texts, and tables. Every new book comes with a special offer on this new digital subscription tool. www.graphicstandards.com Read more About the Author The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is America's largest and oldest professional society for architects. It has over 83,000 members. Its headquarters in Washington DC is governed by a Board of Directors that is nationally elected by its 300 state and local chapters. Founded in 1857, the AIA offers continuing education, conferences, and professional information to its membership and their clients.  Dennis J. Hall, FAIA, FCSI (Charlotte, NC) FAIA, FCSI, is founder and managing principal of Hall Architects, Inc. and CEO of HALL | Building Information Group, LLC in Charlotte, NC. Hall is a forensic architect, author, and speaker.  He has received numerous awards and has served on numerous boards, committees, and panels for various professional organizations including the Associated General Contractors, the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute, and the American Arbitration Association.  He is a former national President of both the Construction Specifications Institute and Specification Consultants in Independent Practice and former Chancellor of the CSI College of Fellows. Read more

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Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards

Pdf Engineering Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards

Pdf:Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards.About the Author Simon Monk has a bachelor’s degree in cybernetics and computer science and a Ph.D. in software engineering. He has authored numerous books, including Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python, Hacking Electronics, and Programming FPGAs: Getting Started with Verilog. Dr. Monk also runs the website monkmakes.com, which features his own products.Duncan Amos has been involved with producing printed circuit boards for almost fifty years. His career straddled many industries, from environmental monitoring to aerospace - several of his PCBs are in earth orbit and continue to function after more than 25 years in that harsh environment. Although “officially retired,” he continues to produce PCBs for non-profit groups, small companies, and start-ups and regularly performs technical reviews of books on electronics.  Read more

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Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers (Make)

Pdf Engineering Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers (Make)

Pdf:Getting Started with CNC: Personal Digital Fabrication with Shapeoko and Other Computer-Controlled Routers (Make).About the Author edit biographydeleteBiographyIn 2011, Edward designed and released Project Shapeoko via Kickstarter. Shapeoko has become one of the most popular desktop CNC machines on the market and continues to be a market leader and trendsetter.In 2014, Edward co-founded Carbide 3D - a company that specializes in the design and production of desktop manufacturing equipment such as the Shapeoko and Nomad lines of CNC machines.At Carbide 3D, Edward leads the Shapeoko product line and develops other great desktop manufacturing software and equipment.Learn more about Edward and Getting Started with CNC at gettingstartedwithcnc.com Read more

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Perspective Made Easy (Dover Art Instruction)

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Pdf:Perspective Made Easy (Dover Art Instruction).From the Back Cover Perspective, the author tells us, is easy; yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so. This easy-to-follow book—the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective—remedies the situation. In it, the author uses over 250 simple line drawings to illustrate the concepts involved.Beginning with clear, concise, immediately applicable discussions of the horizon, vanishing point, and the crucial relationship of eye level to perspective drawing, you'll learn how to place figures and objects in a drawing, depict interiors, create shade and shadows, and achieve all the other elements necessary for a successful perspective drawing. By repeatedly stressing important points, Mr. Norling teaches you to make them second-nature. Moreover, his approach is so simple and direct that no matter how little raw talent or experience you have, you will soon be able to apply these techniques almost instinctively.Mastery of perspective is a basic skill every artist must have. This simple, nontechnical guide will enable you to master its essentials in a relatively short time. Clear and concise, this book is an essential addition to any artist's bookshelf. Read more

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The LEGO Architect

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Pdf:The LEGO Architect.Review 'Stunning...be the Corbusier of LEGO.'—Wall Street Journal'As educational as it is fun, The LEGO Architect is full of bite-sized portions of architectural history, beginning with the first use of columns in ancient Egypt, back when they weren’t tiny and plastic.'—The Huffington Post Read more About the Author Tom Alphin is a UX Program Manager at Microsoft and a passionate LEGO fan. He maintains a blog about LEGO and other things at tomalphin.com Read more

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Modern Architecture Since 1900

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Pdf:Modern Architecture Since 1900.Review ''The book is excellent value.' – Architects’ Journal'As close to a definitive guide to the architecture of our century as we yet have.' – Sunday Times'A book of this length and depth is an unimaginable achievement. . .' – Building Design'Comprehensive, up‐to‐date and very readable.' – Sunday Telegraph'This should be a standard volume in all architecture collections.' – Library Journal'The clearest and most authentic survey to appear in English. . . Essential reading, indeed breathtaking reading' – Architecture New Zealand' Read more About the Author 'William Curtis has won worldwide acclaim for his architectural writing. His books include Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms and Denys Lasdun, both published by Phaidon.' Read more

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Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Pdf Engineering Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes

Pdf:Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes.Review “This is the universal how-to guide to sustainable landscaping we have all been waiting for. A masterful accomplishment!” —Doug Tallamy, award-winning author of The Living Landscape and Bringing Nature Home “A real-world guide for creating beautiful, ecologically connected landscapes. There is not a designer or property owner that would not benefit from this approach.” —Larry Weaner, APLD, founder of New Directions in the American Landscape “A groundbreaking guide that lays out an alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. As practical as it is poetic, theirs is an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune “Sometimes one comes across a landscape design book that simply demands to be read from cover to cover without pause. Planting in a Post-Wild World is one such book. Part ecological manifesto, part how-to planting guide, and part artistic statement, Post-Wild is a wonderful and refreshing addition to the world of landscape and planting design literature.” —NYBG's Plant Talk “We have driven nature out of our cities—but this need not be a one-way ticket. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, present an optimistic call-to-action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of the wild and the cultivated that can flourish in cities and suburbs. The authors speak with conviction and authority, and offer a practical blueprint for the future.” —The English Garden “In this award-winning book, landscape architect Thomas Rainer and landscape consultant Claudia West present a groundbreaking new philosophy of planting design inspired by the way plants work together in the wild.” —American Gardener “The book outlines how to design and maintain an ecological landscape, and does so in beautifully clear, fluid language that is easy to read and absorb. . . . Let us follow Planting in a Post-Wild World into a future where humans respectfully manage landscapes for our comfort, our quality of life, and our very existence, while acknowledging (in our treatment of them) the inherent value of these living communities.” —Garden Rant “Every once in a while a book comes along that can truly be called a ‘game-changer’ and sets people buzzing. This book fits the bill…this is an important book capturing the spirit of the time, and injects new energy into the field of nature-inspired design with plants. It will become indispensable for all garden designers and landscape architects, as well as enthusiastic and knowledgeable gardeners and horticulturalists who wish to extend the creative potential of planting design.” —The Garden  “Most garden books simply confirm or amplify what we already know and like about horticulture, but this intelligent and thought-provoking book by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is the rare exception. Other writers have suggested basing garden designs on the plant communities that thrive in the wild, but this may be the first time the theory and execution of this idea has been laid out so neatly.” —Country Gardens “An excellently written, wonderfully illustrated guide to designing, planting, and managing plant installations…The book will interest landscape architects and horticulturalists as well as more casual home gardeners.” —Choice “This lavishly illustrated manifesto applies broadly, to everything from water features to rooftops and vast acreages to urban backyards. Using detailed examples and simple graphics, Rainer and West make a convincing case for rethinking our relationship to plant design.” —Architectural Digest Online “Two of the leading voices in ecological landscape design set out to celebrate and explain how planting design that recreates and reworks natural plant communities can create landscapes that are resilient. beautiful and diverse. The concepts are explained clearly with well-illustrated examples. Rainer's lyrical, passionate, and persuasive writing could convince even the most skeptical that It’s the right thing to.” —Gardens Illustrated best book of the year Read more From the Back Cover The future of planting design. This groundbreaking guide presents a powerful alternative to traditional horticulture: designed plantings that function like naturally occurring plant communities. Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, two leading voices in ecological landscape design, reveal how plants fit together in nature and how to use this knowledge to create landscapes that are resilient, beautiful, and diverse. As practical as it is inspiring, this book is an optimistic manifesto for the post-wild world of planting design. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Simplified Irrigation Design, 2nd Edition (Landscape Architecture)

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Pdf:Simplified Irrigation Design, 2nd Edition (Landscape Architecture).From the Back Cover The Second Edition of this best-selling academic guide to irrigation design has been completely rewritten so you can understand it easily. Created for the irrigation designer and installer, as well as students, Simplified Irrigation Design clearly explains irrigation design and related hydraulics, without the need for interpretation by teachers. Each chapter builds on the other, presenting all the fundamentals of irrigation design before getting into the more complicated aspects of irrigation, such as: basic hydraulics pipe sizing friction loss calculations determining water pressure. Photos and illustrations show exactly how every concept and piece of equipment works. In addition, youÂ’ll learn how to estimate costs and write specifications. Pipe sizes are described according to ASTM to help you fully understand the limits of irrigation pipe use. The expanded Second Edition of this popular guide to landscape irrigation includes all the latest equipment and techniques. Just a few of the new features include: Methods of conserving water to help you anticipate your clientsÂ’ environmental concerns Computerized methods for managing labor and irrigation systems that will help you save money on labor and water costs Metric values for every Imperial (U.S.) measurement, enabling you to meet federal metric guidelines and better communicate with an international audience. Another bonus: the author has combed the minds of irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers to help you avoid costly mistakes that even veterans make. Whether youÂ’re just learning or brushing up on the latest technology, youÂ’ll want to read the Second Edition of Simplified Irrigation Design from cover to cover. Read more About the Author About the Author Pete Melby is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Mississippi State University. Mr. Melby is a past board member of the Arts Festival of Atlanta and was chairperson of Atlanta's Urban Wall Graphics. In addition, he has published widely and lectures regularly. Read more

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Thermal Delight in Architecture (The MIT Press)

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Pdf:Thermal Delight in Architecture (The MIT Press).About the Author Lisa Heschong, a registered architect and principal of the Heschong Mahone Group (HMG) consulting firm in Sacramento California for more than twenty years, did groundbreaking research on energy performance in buildings, daylighting and human factors.  She is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and was awarded the 2012 Haecker Award for Architectural Research by the Architectural Research Centers Consortium. She has a Master's in Architecture from MIT, a Bachelor's of Science from University of California, Berkeley, and currently resides in Santa Cruz, California. Read more

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Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks)

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Pdf:Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Harvard Paperbacks).Review Christopher Alexander has outlined an ambitious proposal that could revolutionize the approach to architectural design...His method cannot help but become 'a very powerful tool indeed' for those who would deal with projects of the complex present and the growing complexity of the future. (Progressive Architecture)The success or failure of the designed environment will remain, as always, a human responsibility...Alexander's assertions are not only challenging and stimulating but informative. (American Institute of Architects Journal)One of the most important contemporary books about the art of design, what it is, and how to go about it. (Industrial Design)An important book for the urban designer and planner... stimulating and certainly controversial...It may one day prove to be a landmark in design methodology. (Journal of the American Institute of Planners) Read more

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Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition, Fifth Revised and Enlarged Edition (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

Pdf Engineering Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition, Fifth Revised and Enlarged Edition (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures)

Pdf:Space, Time and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition, Fifth Revised and Enlarged Edition (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures).Review This book is an important collection of historical and critical surveys and a brilliant study of the trends and developments of the modern scene with its historical background and true significance. For the general reader interested in the past and its relation to our present, and the specialist in architecture preoccupied with its facets of change, the author has succeeded in presenting a consistently developing process and a clear, concise picture. (Edward Larocque Tinker New York Times Book Review)[Giedion's] survey of our architectural inheritance, beginning with the 'organization of space' in the early Renaissance, is masterly, selective, and instructive. In his treatment of individual architects he calls a famous roll, and leaves us with a clear impression of the significance of each man's work... This is a big book, and one that no reader will exhaust quickly. (Saturday Review)Space, Time and Architecture is a remarkable accomplishment in that it explores and throws new light on buildings and plans that were underestimated or unknown before this book appeared. It has also proved to be one of the most valuable reference books for students and professionals concerned with the reshaping of our environment. It not only reviews the varied fields of architecture and city planning in relation to an emerging industrial technology, but also shows their parallel development in the visual arts. Sigfried Giedion's accomplishment remains unmatched. (Jose Luis Sert)Dr. Sigfried Giedion is today recognized as one of the world's most eminent architectural critics and historians. The unusual success of his Space, Time and Architecture, first published in 1941 and now greatly revised and expanded, is due to his deep investigation into the whole philosophical and technical background of our modern civilization. This new edition ensures that the book will continue to be internationally acknowledged as the standard work on the development of modern architecture. (Walter Gropius) Read more About the Author Sigfried Giedion was the first secretary-general of the International Congress of Modern Architecture. He taught at the University of Zurich, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University, where he became chairman of the Graduate School of Design. Read more

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A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses

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Pdf:A Carpenter's Life as Told by Houses.Review 'If the best writers draw from their own experience, Larry Haun is as much a historian and philosopher as he is a 60-year veteran carpenter. Larry's memoir would be equally at home on the bookshelves of home building and architecture enthusiasts as anyone on a spiritual journey.' -Brian Pontolilo, Managing Editor, 'Fine Homebuilding Magazine' If you are lucky in your life, you are fortunate to encounter people who are passionate about their lives. Joseph Campbell is quoted as saying; 'People always say what we are looking for is a meaning for life...I don't think that's what we're looking for. I think what we're looking for is the experience of being alive.' Larry Haun is very alive, and has shared with me his passion for building, his passion for community, and his passion to serve. All of us at Habitat have been blessed by Larry's energy, enthusiasm and commitment to his trade. Bert Green, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte (The New York Times) Read more About the Author Larry Haun began his building career on the Nebraska prairie, where at 17 he helped to build his first house. In 1950, he began framing in Albuquerque, N.M., and in 1951, he joined his older brother in a Los Angeles building boom that brought about rapid change in tools, materials, and building methods. Later, seeing a need for passing on production-framing techniques, Haun began teaching two nights a week at a community college--and stayed there for 20 years. He retired to Coos Bay, Ore., where he built houses for Habitat for Humanity, wheelchair ramps for poor people, and backpacked in the High Sierras, the Rockies, and the Andes. He is the author of 'Habitat For Humanity: How to Build a House, Homebuilding Basics: Carpentry, The Very Efficient Carpenter, ' and three companion videos on how to frame a house. Larry also kept a blog, A Carpenter's View: http: //www.finehomebuilding.com/blog/a-carpenters-view, where he wrote until a couple of weeks before his death at age 80 in October, 2011. Read more

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The Architectural History of Venice: Revised and enlarged edition

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Pdf:The Architectural History of Venice: Revised and enlarged edition.Review 'When it comes to reading the excellent text and looking at the beautiful illustrations of The Architectural History of Venice .. . take your time. Make the pleasure last. Savor this new book. . . . Anyone can enjoy it whether as an armchair preparation for or a substitute for an actual visit or as a way to recall the pleasures of an actual visit.'—Leonard R. N. Ashley, Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance'The Architectural History of Venice has now emerged in a wholly updated form, replenished with excellent new colour illustrations. It is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to evade the day-trippers and embark, with the help of Howard’s knowledge and insights, on an exploration of the city’s buildings. This is a hugely rewarding and accessible book.'—Modern Painters'Well documented and superbly illustrated. . . . This will surely remain the standard work on the subject, based on acquaintance with the architecture of western Asia as well as that of Venice about which she has written the best brief history.'—Hugh Honour, New York Review of Books'An expanded and updated edition of [Howard’s] concise survey of Venetian architecture. . . . This new edition is most notable for its very fine selection of color photographs, a significant improvement over earlier versions. The clear prose and direct style, coupled with the author’s obvious familiarity with the trends in scholarship on Venetian architecture, make the book useful for anyone interested in the subject, from first-year undergraduates to faculty members and researchers.'—Choice'Howard has produced a thoughtful work, almost meditative at times, whose original and creative approach will leave readers wanting to visit both Venice and the realm further east from which it received so much.'—John Renard, Religion and the Arts Read more From the Back Cover 'The best concise introduction to Venetian architecture in English.'-Times Literary Supplement; 'Compact and manageable . . . an excellent introduction to the novice preparing for a first Venetian experience.'-Society of Architectural Historians; 'A hugely rewarding and accessible book.'-Richard Cork, Modern Painters Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

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Pdf:Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings.Review “Professional Practice gives our changing industry exactly what it needs, a clear and concise road map to the design and building process. Paul Segal taps his many years as a successful practicing architect and educator to touch on just about every important challenge facing the profession, and yet leaves us with a healthy dose of new ideas and hope for the future.” - Frank Sciame, President/CEO Sciame Construction and Development“It is a pleasure to read a book in which the conscientious practice of architecture is accorded the respect it deserves. A precise and vivid account of the complex process by which buildings come to be designed and realized through the progressive interaction of clients, architects, contractors, and a wide range of technical and legal specialists, this is destined to be of equal pertinence to any of the protagonists commonly involved in the act of making buildings.” - Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecutre, Columbia University“Paul Segal is one of the only architects I know who not only understands but truly loves both the aesthetic power of great architecture and the practical demands of the real world, and he has spent much of his career teaching younger architects that these things do not have to be incompatible. In this book, he explains clearly, concisely, and eloquently how architecture is not only an art and not only a business--how it has to be both.” - Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic and Dean, Parsons The New School for Design Read more About the Author Paul Segal, FAIA, is a partner in Paul Segal Associates Architects LLP, recipients of seventeen AIA awards for design excellence. A graduate of Princeton University School of Architecture, he has taught professional practice to generations of students at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is a past president of the AIA/New York Chapter and of the New York Foundation for Architecture (now the Center for Architecture Foundation), and past vice chairman of the Preservation League of New York State. Read more

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ARE 5 in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics

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Pdf:ARE 5 in a Flash: Rapid Review of Key Topics.About the Author Gary E. Demele, AIA, NCARB, received his degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. A licensed architect since 1980, he is currently licensed in four states and NCARB certified. He has taught architectural studio and technology classes at the Boston Architectural College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Northeastern University in Boston. Mr. Demele has over 32 years of professional architectural experience in award-winning firms specializing in educational, religious, health care and high-rise buildings. Since 1994 he has been a project manager and architect at WCL Associates, Inc., in Minneapolis. Read more

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Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture

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Pdf:Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture.From the Back Cover 'Think of this book as a design primer, providing the basics you'll need to create the practice you want.' —From the Foreword to the Second Edition by Thomas Fisher, Dean College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture University of Minnesota Professional Practice 101, Second Edition sheds fresh light on the many issues involved in the operation of an architectural practice—from how a firm is structured to how it manages projects and secures new business. Case studies, new to the Second Edition, augment each chapter. Professional Practice 101, Second Edition features a wealth of material on: Project management Time management Group dynamics and teamwork Project delivery Communication and leadership skills Design and information technology Marketing Legal and licensing issues Financial management Risk management and professional liability insurance Client and contractor relations Critical praise for the First Edition of Professional Practice 101: 'Pressman has a knack for capturing the burning issues of the time—his latest tome is an attempt to bridge the gap between practice and school, a subject near and dear to many hearts since publication of the Boyer/Carnegie study, Building Community.' —AIArchitect 'In my book rating system—Buy This Book, Borrow This Book, or Burn This Book—Professional Practice 101 merits a strong Buy. It's a good reference for young practitioners and people starting their own firms. And seasoned practitioners will appreciate its underlying thesis: the practice of architecture equals perpetual inquiry.' —Architecture Boston 'Pressman's text, as well as the contributions from numerous practitioners and educators, delivers an engaging dialogue on the state of architectural practice. Pressman intended this book for students and intern architects. However, Professional Practice 101 is equally, if not more, relevant to seasoned practitioners and educators.' —Architectural Record Read more About the Author Andrew Pressman, FAIA, an architect and professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of New Mexico, leads his own award-winning architectural firm in Albuquerque and Washington, D.C. His work has been featured in more than twenty professional, scholarly, and popular publications, including Architectural Record, Architecture, and the Washington Post. The Editor in Chief of Architectural Graphic Standards, 11th Edition (Wiley), Pressman has written five books on architecture and holds a master's degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Read more

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Drawing for Landscape Architects: Construction and Design Manual

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Pdf:Drawing for Landscape Architects: Construction and Design Manual.About the Author Sabrina Wilk is a landscape architect, born in Toronto. She specialized in visual representation, analogue and digital graphics in landscape design and has worked with many different landscape architecture offi ces in Germany, Canada and the UK. Since 2005, she is full-time Professor of Drawing and Visualization at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, at the University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf. She has also held lectureships in graphics and design at the University of Greenwich and at University College Dublin. She founded the LineScape drawing initiative in 2007 to promote and foster drawing practise and techniques within the landscape architectural professions. Read more

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The Blindspot Initiative: Design Resistance and Alternative Modes of Practice

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Pdf:The Blindspot Initiative: Design Resistance and Alternative Modes of Practice.About the Author Jose Sanchez is an Architect / Programmer / Game Designer based in Los Angeles, California. He is the director of the Plethora Project, a research and learning project investing in the future of on-line open-source knowledge. He is also the creator of Block’hood, an award winning city building video game exploring notions of crowdsourced urbanism. He has taught and guest lectured in several renowned institutions across the world, including the Architectural Association in London, the University of Applied Arts (Angewandte) in Vienna, ETH Zurich, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure D'Architecture in Paris. Today, he is an Assistant Professor at USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles. His research ‘Gamescapes’, explores generative interfaces in the form of video games, speculating in modes of intelligence augmentation, combinatorics and open systems as a design medium. Read more

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Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession (The MIT Press)

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Pdf:Architect?: A Candid Guide to the Profession (The MIT Press).Review Roger Lewis's book Architect? is a complete and comprehensive overview of the profession and a valuable resource for students, teachers, and practitioners.―Deborah Berke, Deborah Berke Partners Read more From the Back Cover This book about becoming and being an architect seems to be missing in the literature of architecture, a literature otherwise rich and plentiful. There are thousands of books on architectural monuments, movements, history, theory, design, drawing, technology, and management. They contain useful checklists and standardized documents but reveal none of the agonies and ecstacies of being and architect. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio: The Only Primer You’ll Ever Need

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Pdf:Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio: The Only Primer You’ll Ever Need.Review 'Margaret Fletcher’s Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio is a truly impressive and comprehensive guide and checklist. This book takes you through the full process of creating portfolios – from the early planning, strategies, initiation and concept development to content, design and production. The fulsome detail and demonstrable examples make this an indispensable tool.' Nigel Smith, Creative Director, KerrSmith Design 'First impressions count, especially when the designer isn’t there to do the talking! A persuasive portfolio can win a competition, gain admission to a school, or garner support for a project. Margaret Fletcher provides a valuable, thoughtful, and well-designed framework for anyone who needs to present ideas visually in Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio. This book is a must-have for the bookshelves of designers and non-designers alike!' Brooke Hodge, Director of Architecture and Design, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California 'Designers in the visual arts and architecture have the opportunity to present their work as unique individuals. A myriad of graphic design and presentation skills must be practiced and applied in order to prepare portfolios that successfully portray the attributes of each project's design intent. Margaret Fletcher’s Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio offers a comprehensive and easily accessible view into the creation of both print and digital versions of portfolio design. Students and professionals in many disciplines will benefit from its diagrammatic explanations and visually inspiring examples.' Barbara Ambach, Associate Professor CT College of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado Denver 'In Constructing The Persuasive Portfolio Margaret Fletcher describes her extraordinary step-by-step process for designers to re-represent their ideas, experiences and ability to solve problems and inspire the imagination of others.' Mack Scogin, Architect Read more About the Author Margaret Fletcher is an assistant professor of architecture in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, USA. Read more

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Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design

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Pdf:Passive House Details: Solutions for High-Performance Design.About the Author Donald B. Corner is a practicing architect and member of the College of Distinguished Professors of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He has been recognized for research and innovative teaching in building construction and detailing. For the past 20 years he has offered an integrated course in the technology and design of the building enclosure. Jan C. Fillinger is principal of STUDIO-E Architecture, a certified passive house consultant, an educator, and a developer of sustainable projects in Eugene, Oregon, USA. His academic and professional design work focuses on reducing carbon emissions, through socially and environmentally conscious strategies, climate- and site-responsive buildings, and urban high-density projects. Alison G. Kwok, PhD, is an architect and certified passive house consultant. She teaches design studios, building performance seminars, and environmental technology. Her research includes adaptive and mitigation strategies for climate change, thermal comfort, and building performance case studies. She is co-author of the Green Studio Handbook and Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings.     Read more

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Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication

Pdf Engineering Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication

Pdf:Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication.Review ‘By clearly demonstrating, both as an example itself as well as through explaining its procedures, the numerous formats and techniques within architecture's extended field of production and reproduction (Portfolios, RFQs, Proposal Books – the extensive combinations of images, texts, diagrams, and spreadsheets that are, in total, and in various permutations, the architect's mode d'emploi) Graphic Design for Architects is not only a useful subject, but also a required skill, and now a necessary volume for any architect’s studio bookshelf.’ - John McMorrough, Associate Professor, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA 'Graphic Design for Architects - A Manual for Visual Communication is a comprehensive overview that is compelling for both written content and the wide-ranging use of graphic examples in the book. The combination of interviews together with numerous contributors adds a wealth of experience and knowledge into this work. I'm fairly certain that most readers will learn something from this book as it is filled with examples and alternative approaches. For the non-architect, this book will reveal some the architectural secret-sauce that is commonly seen on project sights - thereby helping the reader to appreciate what the architect was trying to do with his presentation.' - Jeff Thurston, 3D Visualization World Magazine  Read more About the Author Karen Lewis is an architect, educator and designer who works at the intersection of information, architecture and landscape. Her design work and research in infrastructural systems, data visualization and graphic techniques have been recognized internationally. Currently Karen Lewis is a tenured professor on the architecture faculty at the Knowlton School of Architecture, Ohio State University, USA. Read more

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The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice

Pdf Engineering The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice

Pdf:The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice.From the Back Cover First published in 1967, the CSI Manual of Practice has been recognized as the standard for project manual preparation and administration. NEW IN THIS EDITION Covers entire life cycle of a facility Guide to Project Conception for owners, developers, and A/Es Guide to selecting a project delivery method Guide for procurement (bidding/negotiating/purchasing) Construction project administration and management tools Effective transition from construction to facility management New forms 'It is a huge stride forward for CSI to develop a manual that covers the total life cycle of a facility. CSI is one of the few organizations in existence with the representation within it to create a 'balanced' view of such a broad subject.' -- Mr. Robert Johnson, FCSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, CSI Past-President A COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE FOR CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONALS There's no better guide for organizing and documenting construction projects than The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice. From the first glimmering of a project idea, through every stage of procurement, design, and construction, to facility management, PRM gives you working tools to make every project go smoother and quicker. It helps avoid errors, misunderstandings, and cost overruns, and assists you in reaching the ultimate project goal -- coming in on time and within budget, and meeting the owner's requirements. Used universally throughout the construction industry, The Project Resource Manual is the ideal tool to help you: Understand the roles and responsibilities of the four project teams: owner, design, contractor, and supplier Determine the most appropriate project delivery method Understand the design process and product selection Prepare accurate and enforceable specifications applying the CSI/CSC’s UniFormat(tm), MasterFormat(tm), SectionFormat(tm), and PageFormat(tm) for clear, concise, correct, and complete contract documents Coordinate, interpret, and enforce contract documents Effectively administer construction contracts Improve communications among project participants Utilize project resources for effective facility management Plan for existing facility improvements and modifications Filled with helpful solutions, the new edition of this reference tool gives you a common language and system for organizing, standardizing, retrieving, communicating, and exchanging construction information in an effective and efficient way. Let The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice, help improve your company or practice today. INSIDE: RESOURCES TO BUILD ON: * Construction Industry Fundamentals * Project Conception * Project Planning and Design * Project Delivery * Construction Documents * Bidding/Negotiating/Purchasing * Managing Construction * Construction Contract Administration * Product Representation * Facilities Management Read more About the Author The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Alexandria, Virginia, is a national professional association that provides format standards to meet the construction industry's need for a common system of organizing and presenting documents. CSI also provides technical information and publications, continuing education, professional conferences, and product shows to assist the professions involved in creating and sustaining the built environment. CSI's 18,000 members in more than 140 chapters include architects, engineers, specifiers, contractors, building owners, facility managers, and product manufacturers. Founded in 1948, CSI is the only organization that serves all the major disciplines involved in facility design and construction. Read more

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Competition Panels and Diagrams: Construction and Design Manual

Pdf Engineering Competition Panels and Diagrams: Construction and Design Manual

Pdf:Competition Panels and Diagrams: Construction and Design Manual.About the Author Benjamin Hossbach, born 1966 in Darmstadt, Germany. In 1995 he completed his architecture degree at the TU Berlin. After having worked as an­online editor of Bauwelt – Germany’s leading architectural journal – and as a self-employed architect, in 1998 he founded the firm [phase eins]. Projektberatung + Wettbewerbsmanagement für Architektur und Städtebau (Project Consultancy + Competition Management for Architecture and Urban Development). He is also an author of numerous specialist publications on architectural competitions and a guest lecturer, incl. at the ETH Zürich, Harvard University and the TU Berlin. Read more

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The Architecture Concept Book

Pdf Engineering The Architecture Concept Book

Pdf:The Architecture Concept Book.About the Author James Tait was the Winner of the RIBA and RIAS Silver Medals in 2008 and has since been a regular guest critic at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. He has also exhibited his work extensively in Scotland, London, and the Far East. Read more

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Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Pdf Engineering Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Pdf:Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.Review Voted one of the best business books of the year by Goodreads readers.'With concrete advice and tales from the product-development trenches, this is a thoughtful discussion of how to create something that users never knew they couldn’t live without.'—Publisher's Weekly“A must read for everyone who cares about driving customer engagement.'  —Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup“The book everyone in Silicon Valley is talking about.”—Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, founder of The Next Web “Hooked gives you the blueprint for the next generation of products. Read Hooked or the company that replaces you will.”—Matt Mullenweg, Founder of Wordpress“The most high bandwidth, high octane, and valuable presentation I have ever seen on this subject.”—Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather'You'll read this. Then you'll hope your competition isn't reading this. It's that good.'—Stephen P. Anderson, Author of Seductive Interaction Design'Nir's work is an essential crib sheet for any startup looking to understand user psychology.”—Dave McClure, Founder 500 Startups'When it comes to driving engagement and building habits, Hooked is an excellent guide into the mind of the user.'—Andrew Chen, Technology Writer and Investor“I’ve learned a great deal from Nir, and you will too. He’ll help you design habits to benefit your users, and your company.”—Dr. Stephen Wendel, author Designing for Behavior Change Read more About the Author Nir Eyal spent years in the video gaming and advertising industries where he learned, applied, and at times rejected, techniques described in Hooked to motivate and influence users. He has taught courses on applied consumer psychology at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and at Fortune 500 companies. His writing on technology, psychology, and business appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.To learn more or to get in touch with Nir, visit nirandfar.com  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems

Pdf Engineering The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems

Pdf:The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems.From the Back Cover 'This book is THE best definition of Design Thinking that I have seen.' — Kees Dorst, author of Frame Innovation 'The Design Thinking Playbook not only outlines and describes how to apply design thinking. (…) This is an imaginative new contribution.' — Nigel Cross, author of Design Thinking: Understanding how designers think and work 'Worthwhile because of the authors, the structure and the contents. (…) Despite the playful presentation, the team succeeded to work out a surprisingly profound book.' — Harvard Business Manager The Design Thinking Playbook will help individuals, teams, and organizations: Apply design thinking tools and methods in the right context—especially to digital products and services Understand the latest advances in design thinking coming out of Stanford's d.school Build awareness for user-centricity Apply design thinking to the challenges of digital transformation in organizations Combine Design Thinking with Systems Thinking and Big Data Analytics Read more About the Author Michael Lewrick, PhD,is an international speaker and teaches design thinking as a visiting professor at various universities, and author of Design Thinking: Radical Innovations in a Digitized World. Patrick Link, PhD, is Professor of Product Innovation and Chair of Industrial Engineering at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland. He is intensively involved in the development of agile methods in product management, design thinking and lean start-ups. Larry Leifer, PhD, is one of the founders of Design Thinking, and teaches in the d.school at Stanford University, where he is Professor of Mechanical Engineering Design. He is the Founding Director of the Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program at Stanford. Read more

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Urban Potters: Makers in the City

Pdf Engineering Urban Potters: Makers in the City

Pdf:Urban Potters: Makers in the City.About the Author Katie Treggiden is a design writer, editor, curator, lecturer, and consultant. She writes for the Guardian Magazine, the Telegraph Magazine, Elle Decoration, and Icon, among others. She is the author of The Makers of East London and of The Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate.   Read more

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Learn to Timber Frame: Craftsmanship, Simplicity, Timeless Beauty

Pdf Engineering Learn to Timber Frame: Craftsmanship, Simplicity, Timeless Beauty

Pdf:Learn to Timber Frame: Craftsmanship, Simplicity, Timeless Beauty.From the Back Cover Rustic Elegance A classic timber frame is as practical and beautiful today as it has been for centuries. In this beginner-friendly guide, veteran builder and educator Will Beemer brings the historic craft of timber framing within reach by walking you through the process of building a simple 12' x 16' structure – a starter project large enough to serve as a cabin, workshop, or studio – that can be modified to suit your needs. Along the way, you'll learn what makes timber framing distinctive, how to acquire and use local lumber, and the proper handling of chisels, saws, and other essential tools. Up-close photos and instructive diagrams illuminate each step, from preparing and cutting the timbers to the thrill of raising day. Read more About the Author Will Beemer is a founding member of the Timber Framers Guild and served as Co-Executive Director for 11 years. He’s been a builder for over 40 years and an educator in the building trades for 30 of those. With his wife, Michele, he owns and operates the Heartwood School for the Homebuilding Crafts in Washington, Massachusetts, which has been teaching courses in timber framing, home building and other trades since 1978. Beemer has taught timber framing around the world, including in Patagonia (with Rocky Mountain Workshops), at Palomar College in California, at North House Folk School in Minnesota, and through numerous Guild workshops and projects. He has authored many articles on basic and advanced timber framing techniques and is a regular contributor to Timber Framing (the quarterly journal of the Guild) and Fine Homebuilding and has also written for Wood Design & Building and Joiner’s Quarterly. Read more

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How to Delete Books From Your Kindle Library: A step by step guide to delete books off your fire tablet device, add books, mange kindle content, troubleshooting common problems (tips and tricks)

Pdf Engineering How to Delete Books From Your Kindle Library: A step by step guide to delete books off your fire tablet device, add books, mange kindle content, troubleshooting common problems (tips and tricks)

Pdf:How to Delete Books From Your Kindle Library: A step by step guide to delete books off your fire tablet device, add books, mange kindle content, troubleshooting common problems (tips and tricks).Want to learn how to delete books from your kindle device? Inside you will find 4 different methods you can use to remove/delete books off your kindle library. Each method is explained with simple step by step instructions so you are able to delete book within few minutes. You’ll also find practical steps to manage your kindle device as well as useful tips and tricks to give you a better experience. Finally this book has a bonus that include a compilation of common issues people experience when deleting a book, with detailed instructions on how to troubleshot these issue. You’ll learn:•How to delete old book and free up space in your kindle device•How to manage your account and content•How to troubleshoot common issues you may encounter while deleting a book•Useful tips and tricks to enhance your experience. Scroll up and click the buy button to get your copy now!

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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

Pdf Engineering 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

Pdf:101 Things I Learned in Architecture School.Review 'The winner of a host of prizes, this delicately laid-out book advises students how to approach a number of design principles. Including advice on everything from 'how to draw a line' to 'how to sketch a one-point perspective of a rectangular interior space' this is a must-have for anyone starting out in the field.' -- Will Coldwell, The Independent'How to draw a line, the meaning of figure-ground theory, hand-lettering and the fact that windows look dark in the daytimeeach item has resonance beyond architecture. Books like this are brief tutorials in the art of seeing, a skill useful in every aspect of life on the planet.' -- Susan Salter Reynolds latimes.com Read more Review 101 Things de-mythologizes the jargon that obscures the real meanings of what is taught in design schools. Designers too often write in obtuse terms that make relatively simple concepts difficult to comprehend. But understanding how we perceive, experience, and interpret the spaces we inhabit should not make us feel dumb, or left out. This readable and graphically clear book is a great introduction to design terms, principles, and concepts. Anyone interested in design will learn much from this terrific book.―Theodore C. Landsmark, President, Boston Architectural College, President 2006-07, the Association of Collegiate Schools of ArchitectureMatthew Frederick offers a wide-ranging assortment of architectural pearls of wisdom that every architecture student should understand, consider and embrace or perhaps rejectwhen first learning the daunting process of design. Encompassing both theory and practice, and illustrated with often witty drawings, 101 Things is an eclectic itemization of architectural philosophies, compositional strategies and tactics, design conventions, drawing and presentation techniques, and even tips about how to behave as an architect.―Roger K. Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland, author of Architect? A Candid Guide to the Profession Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Pdf Engineering The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

Pdf:The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition.The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

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Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things

Pdf Engineering Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things

Pdf:Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things.Review 'The book pops with fresh paradigms, applying scientific rigor to our romance with the inanimate. You'll never see housewares the same way again.' Read more About the Author Don Norman is Director of the Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego, former Apple Vice President, and co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group. His many books include The Design of Everyday Things, The Design of Future Things, and Living with Complexity. Read more

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Hello, Is This Planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station

Pdf Engineering Hello, Is This Planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station

Pdf:Hello, Is This Planet Earth?: My View from the International Space Station.About the Author Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut. He finished his 186 day mission on the International Space Station in June 2016. In addition to his illustrious career as an astronaut, Tim served as an officer in the British Army, and has logged more than 3,000 flight hours on over 30 different types of aircraft. He enjoys skiiing, scuba diving, cross-country running, climbing, mountaineering, and completed the London Marathon in 2006 (before he completed it again while in space.) He has two sons. Read more

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Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Pdf Engineering Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products

Pdf:Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.How do successful companies create products people can’t put down?Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us?Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior. Through consecutive “hook cycles,” these products reach their ultimate goal of bringing users back again and again without depending on costly advertising or aggressive messaging.Hooked is based on Eyal’s years of research, consulting, and practical experience. He wrote the book he wished had been available to him as a start-up founder—not abstract theory, but a how-to guide for building better products. Hooked is written for product managers, designers, marketers, start-up founders, and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behavior.Eyal provides readers with:• Practical insights to create user habits that stick.• Actionable steps for building products people love.• Fascinating examples from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest to the Bible App, and many other habit-forming products.

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Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

Pdf Engineering Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

Pdf:Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last.Review '[Edwards] offers a new model for creating things that can be hopeful, helpful ― and commercially viable.'―The New York Times Book Review“David Edwards offers a compelling take on how people from different disciplines can come together to create things of lasting value. It will change for the better the way you think about innovation.”―Cal Newport, author of Deep Work“‘What if I don’t have an idea?’ the author’s student asked in a class that required originality. His answer: Don’t worry. We all have ideas. Some seem horrid, some brilliant, some stupid (which are often the best): who knows which ones work and which don’t? Just try them. Brilliant things come from people who simply try. Great things matter, making a difference to the world. Is there more to it? Sure, so read the book. It will inspire you, enabling you to create great wonderful things that matter. Things that are simple, profound, important, and beautiful to the mind. You can do it: Yes, you.”―Don Norman, author of Design of Everyday Things“In this fascinating study, Edwards, Harvard professor and inventor, explores an adventurous approach to creating new products and services . . . His work imparts an invigorating sense of discovery and of hope for a more innovative, compassionate, and collaborative future.”―Publishers Weekly “A stimulating book, to be read and pondered as one might a set of cards from Brian Eno.”―Kirkus Reviews “How can we adults explore our passions, and create expressions of our ideas, some of which may turn out to be breakthroughs that the rest of the world has been waiting for, via child-like, yet honed and mature intuition and mindful engagement? Unlike self-help books encouraging us to tap into our own inner Picasso or Einstein, Creating Things That Matter focuses on the larger structures and contexts―artistic or scientific, commercial or altruistic―which best support and encourage ideation, experimentation, and perhaps most importantly, production. Schools, businesses, nonprofits, governments, angel investors, makers . . . check it out!”―Joshua Glenn, co-author of Unbored“Skillfully weaving together both art and science, David Edwards gives us all permission to create in ways that yield meaningful innovation for the world and deep and playful satisfaction for ourselves.”―Ellen Langer, author of Mindfulness“If you want to understand creators and creativity in our time, this is the book for you.”―Howard Gardner, author of Creating Minds Read more About the Author David Edwards is a creator, writer, and educator. He teaches at Harvard University and is founder of Le Laboratoire in Paris, France, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work, which spans the arts and sciences, has been featured prominently in the international media, and is at the core of the international artscience movement. He lives with his wife and their three sons in Boston. Edwards is the author of Creating Things That Matter. Read more

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How to Build a Car

Pdf Engineering How to Build a Car

Pdf:How to Build a Car.The world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir. How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved. A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian's thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form - he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies: most notably Ayrton Senna's death during his time at Williams in 1994. How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian's remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling - its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.

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DIY Lithium Batteries: How to Build Your Own Battery Packs

Pdf Engineering DIY Lithium Batteries: How to Build Your Own Battery Packs

Pdf:DIY Lithium Batteries: How to Build Your Own Battery Packs.Are you a hands on person? Do you prefer making things yourself? Are you working on a project that requires lithium batteries?If so, then this book is for you! We'll cover everything you need to know about lithium batteries. From choosing the right cells to designing a battery pack and building it yourself, this book includes all the steps for building safe, effective custom lithium battery packs.

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The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems

Pdf Engineering The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems

Pdf:The Design Thinking Playbook: Mindful Digital Transformation of Teams, Products, Services, Businesses and Ecosystems.A radical shift in perspective to transform your organization to become more innovative The Design Thinking Playbook is an actionable guide to the future of business. By stepping back and questioning the current mindset, the faults of the status quo stand out in stark relief—and this guide gives you the tools and frameworks you need to kick off a digital transformation. Design Thinking is about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation and fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve wicked problems. It is equally applicable to (re-)design products, services, processes, business models, and ecosystems. It inspires radical innovation as a matter of course, and ignites capabilities beyond mere potential. Unmatched as a source of competitive advantage, Design Thinking is the driving force behind those who will lead industries through transformations and evolutions. This book describes how Design Thinking is applied across a variety of industries, enriched with other proven approaches as well as the necessary tools, and the knowledge to use them effectively. Packed with solutions for common challenges including digital transformation, this practical, highly visual discussion shows you how Design Thinking fits into agile methods within management, innovation, and startups. Explore the digitized future using new design criteria to create real value for the user Foster radical innovation through an inspiring framework for action Gather the right people to build highly-motivated teams Apply Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Big Data Analytics, and Lean Start-up using new tools and a fresh new perspective Create Minimum Viable Ecosystems (MVEs) for digital processes and services which becomes for example essential in building Blockchain applications Practical frameworks, real-world solutions, and radical innovation wrapped in a whole new outlook give you the power to mindfully lead to new heights. From systems and operations to people, projects, culture, digitalization, and beyond, this invaluable mind shift paves the way for organizations—and individuals—to do great things. When you’re ready to give your organization a big step forward, The Design Thinking Playbook is your practical guide to a more innovative future. 

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The User's Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love

Pdf Engineering The User's Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love

Pdf:The User's Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love.Like a good story, successful design is a series of engaging moments structured over time. The User’s Journey will show you how, when, and why to use narrative structure, technique, and principles to ideate, craft, and test a cohesive vision for an engaging outcome. See how a “story first” approach can transform your product, feature, landing page, flow, campaign, content, or product strategy.

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The Design of Everyday Things

Pdf Engineering The Design of Everyday Things

Pdf:The Design of Everyday Things.First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came science. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new frontier. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how - and why - some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

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Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

Pdf Engineering Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last

Pdf:Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last.Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary innovation mostly keeps them far apart. But in this book, David Edwards—world-renowned inventor; Harvard professor of the practice of idea translation; creator of breathable insulin, edible food packaging, and digital scents—reveals that the secret to creating very new things of lasting benefit, including innovations we will need to sustain human life on the planet, lies in perceiving art and science as one.Here Edwards shares how he discovered a way of creating that transcends disciplines and incorporates the principles of aesthetics. He introduces us to cutting-edge artists, musicians, architects, physicists, mathematicians, engineers, chefs, choreographers, and novelists (among others) and uncovers a three-step cycle they all share in creating things that durably matter. This creator cycle looks unlike what we associate with game-changing innovation today, and aligns the most expressive art and the most revolutionary science in a radical reimagining of how we live. David Edwards and the innovators he profiles belong to an emerging grassroots renaissance flourishing in special environments that we all can make in our schools, companies and homes.Creating Things That Matter is a book for anyone wondering what tomorrow might be, and at last half believing that what they do can make a difference.

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An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood

Pdf Engineering An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood

Pdf:An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood.Amazon.com Review That subtitle may inspire in some readers waves of ethnic pride, and in others waves of ethnic revulsion, but the point of this book is that its claim of origin is quite literally true. And what makes it an interesting read for political types is the way it demonstrates that no matter how much the founding Hollywood moguls and their successors tried to peddle an idealized, escapist form of entertainment, bubbling up under and around their every project was ideology, racism, ethnic prejudice, class friction, domestic and international politics and all the other raw, seething stuff that distinguishes this country from all others. In Gabler's hands, the Industry draws a picture of American political history in spite of itself. Read more From Publishers Weekly The author presents 'an entertaining, wide-ranging, in-depth account' of the Jewish studio executives, theater owners, producers, writers, lawyers and talent agents who dominated the American film industry until shortly after WW II. 'Gabler vividly recreates a way of life now gone forever,' commented PW. Photos. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You

Pdf Engineering The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You

Pdf:The Model Thinker: What You Need to Know to Make Data Work for You.Review 'This book offers a remarkably comprehensive and insightful introduction to mathematical models in the social sciences, written by one who is a master of the field and a brilliant teacher.'―Roger Myerson, Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2007) and Glen A. Lloyd Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago'An original and thought-provoking book, and a challenging one for a one-model thinker like myself. Brace yourself for an entirely new perspective.'―Daron Acemoglu, professor of economics at MIT and co-author of Why Nations Fail'The clarity of Scott's thinking has been awing me since our days together as doctoral students at Kellogg. Beautifully written, this book teaches us how to stay logical, coherent and effective at work and at life more broadly--amidst a world awash in ever more data, distraction and complexity.'―Sally Blount, former dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University'Page explains the value of applying several models to a single problem, and then provides a conceptual toolkit for doing so. His book is a labor of love.'―Art Friedman, co-author of Quantum Mechanics 'With the exception of physics, science--and particularly the social sciences--currently resides in a liminal period characterized by hints of universal principles and the tantalizing possibility of robust prediction. In this accessible and pragmatic book, Page persuasively shows us how in these transition periods we can use the wisdom of crowds to improve our decision-making. The twist is that the 'crowd' is not made of individuals but of well-chosen models each of which offers a different window on the world.'―Jessica Flack, professor at the Santa Fe Institute and director of the Collective Computation Group Read more About the Author Scott E. Page is the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at the University of Michigan and an external faculty member of the Santa Fe Institute. Read more

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Pdf Engineering Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Pdf:Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.Amazon.com Review Paper or plastic? Neither, say William McDonough and Michael Braungart. Why settle for the least harmful alternative when we could have something that is better--say, edible grocery bags! In Cradle to Cradle, the authors present a manifesto calling for a new industrial revolution, one that would render both traditional manufacturing and traditional environmentalism obsolete. Recycling, for instance, is actually 'downcycling,' creating hybrids of biological and technical 'nutrients' which are then unrecoverable and unusable. The authors, an architect and a chemist, want to eliminate the concept of waste altogether, while preserving commerce and allowing for human nature. They offer several compelling examples of corporations that are not just doing less harm--they're actually doing some good for the environment and their neighborhoods, and making more money in the process. Cradle to Cradle is a refreshing change from the intractable environmental conflicts that dominate headlines. It's a handbook for 21st-century innovation and should be required reading for business hotshots and environmental activists. --Therese Littleton Read more From Publishers Weekly Environmentalists are normally the last people to be called shortsighted, yet that's essentially what architect McDonough and chemist Braungart contend in this clarion call for a new kind of ecological consciousness. The authors are partners in an industrial design firm that devises environmentally sound buildings, equipment and products. They argue that conventional, expensive eco-efficiency measures things like recycling or emissions reduction are inadequate for protecting the long-term health of the planet. Our industrial products are simply not designed with environmental safety in mind; there's no way to reclaim the natural resources they use or fully prevent ecosystem damage, and mitigating the damage is at best a stop-gap measure. What the authors propose in this clear, accessible manifesto is a new approach they've dubbed 'eco-effectiveness': designing from the ground up for both eco-safety and cost efficiency. They cite examples from their own work, like rooftops covered with soil and plants that serve as natural insulation; nontoxic dyes and fabrics; their current overhaul of Ford's legendary River Rouge factory; and the book itself, which will be printed on a synthetic 'paper' that doesn't use trees. Because profitability is a requirement of the designs, the thinking goes, they appeal to business owners and obviate the need for regulatory apparatus. These shimmery visions can sound too good to be true, and the book is sometimes frustratingly short on specifics, particularly when it comes to questions of public policy and the political interests that might oppose widespread implementation of these designs. Still, the authors' original concepts are an inspiring reminder that humans are capable of much more elegant environmental solutions than the ones we've settled for in the last half-century. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and Other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business

Pdf Engineering Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and Other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business

Pdf:Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and Other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business.How companies are using Lean development to revolutionize their product and service offerings - vital lessons any business leader can use as an engine of innovationHow did Ford Motors use Lean development to pull off one of the most impressive corporate turnarounds in history? Largely by avoiding the mistakes that so many companies make when in a death spiral. They looked beyond manufacturing efficiency to change the very fundamentals of how they developed vehicles.In Designing the Future, Lean product development expert James Morgan and world-renowned Lean guru Jeffrey K. Liker reveal why so many companies have achieved only moderate success with Lean in operations, with a limited impact on their overall business. They take you through the process of bringing the best of Lean management to your enterprise - in order to link your business strategy to superior value designed for customers.The authors provide an actionable approach to building a better future for your business fueled by an iterative, integrated process that relies on simultaneous engineering, linking strategy and vision. They illustrate how to empower skilled and talented people to make collaboration and innovation a habit - hour to hour and day to day. It's the secret of full implementation of Lean - and this groundbreaking guide takes you through every step of the process.The best way to predict the future is to create it. With Designing the Future, you have everything you need to create a flexible, iterative business-transformation process that takes you from strategic vision to value stream creation for maximum customer value delivery. 

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Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business

Pdf Engineering Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business

Pdf:Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business.From the Back Cover “The magic shared in these pages is actionable advice on how you can lead the change in your organization to develop your people and create a durable culture of innovation.”- James P. Womack, coauthor of The Machine That Changed the World and Lean Thinking, and founder of the Lean Enterprise Institute “This book is an essential guide to anyone interested in product development. Morgan and Liker provide both proven fundamentals and leading edge practices that give the reader a wealth of information never available in print before.” -- Kevin Nolan, CEO, G.E. Appliances“If you care about your company becoming world-class in product development, get a copy of this book for every member of your leadership team and a box of highlighters.”--Tyler Schilling, Founder and President of Schilling Robotics“The principles and practices in this book are directly applicable to the healthcare environment simply by translating product development to medical language.  These methodologies have proven highly effective in designing clinical systems at Michigan Medicine.  Keep this book handy; you will refer to it many times.”-- Lawrence Marentette, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Clinical Design and InnovationUniversity of Michigan“The ability to consistently create products and services your customers love is the ultimate competitive advantage. In this break-through book Morgan and Liker provide both a powerful set of practices and a wealth of real world examples that will help any leader transform their team’s development capability.” -- Joe Hinrichs, President, Global Operations, Ford Motor Company Read more About the Author James M. Morgan is Senior Advisor at the Lean Enterprise Institute and founder of LEI’s LPPD initiative.  Dr. Morgan is a multi Shingo Prize winning author, researcher, and a globally recognized expert in product and process development.  Prior to joining LEI, he spent more than thirty years in industry as a product development leader including serving as a global engineering director at Ford Motor Company during the product led revitalization under CEO Alan Mulally.Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and president of Liker Lean Advisors, LLC. His books on Toyota’s famed management system, starting with the international bestseller The Toyota Way, have educated a generation of business leaders, Lean practitioners, and others tasked with improving business operations. Liker’s work has earned him thirteen Shingo Prizes, as well as membership in the Shingo Academy and the AME Hall of Fame. Read more

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Pdf Engineering Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

Pdf:Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things."Reduce, reuse, recycle," urge environmentalists. In other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in this provocative book that this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates back to the Industrial Revolution, a model that casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. They challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world. Why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective. "Waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new - either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, the authors make an exciting and viable case for change.

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Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Pdf Engineering Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Pdf:Makers: The New Industrial Revolution.Review 'A thrilling manifesto, a call to arms to quit your day job, pick up your tools, and change the future of manufacturing and business forever.” –BoingBoing'Chris Anderson has been called many things: a visionary, a pioneer of the Internet economy, a proselytizer of DIY 2.0. But it's probably more apt to think of him as a weather vane: He might not control the winds of change, but he's often the first to see which way they're blowing.' -Foreign Policy'Chris understands that the owners of the means of production get to decide what is produced. And now you're the owner. This book will change your life, whether you read it or not, so I suggest you get in early.' –Seth Godin, bestselling author of Tribes and Purple Cow“A visionary preview of the next technological revolution.  If you want to know where the future is headed, start here.” –Tom Rath, author of StrengthsFinder 2.0 “Makers is must read for understanding the transformative changes that are shaping, and will shape, the future of inventing.” –Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational and The Upside of Irrationality'Inspiring and engaging. Anderson delivers a compelling blueprint of a future where America can lead in making things again.' –Elon Musk, co-fouder of Tesla Motors and CEO of SpaceX “In Makers, Chris Anderson gives us a fascinating glimpse of a hands-on future, a future where ‘if you can imagine it, you can build it.’” –Dan Heath, co-author of Switch and Made to Stick“For those who have marveled at the way software has helped disrupt industry after industry - buckle up, that wave is coming soon to an industry near you. Chris Anderson has written a compelling and important book about how technology is about to completely shake up how America makes things.  Required reading for entrepreneurs, policy makers, and leaders who want to survive and thrive in this brave new world.” –Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup'The Maker movement powered by desktop manufacturing will revolutionize the global economy. Chris Anderson once again reinvents the future in 'Makers': a big vision driven by down-to-earth and practical ideas. A must read for anyone who wants to see the leading edge of change.' –Peter Schwartz, Co-founder of Global Business Network and author of The Art of the Long View Read more About the Author CHRIS ANDERSON is the CEO and co-founder of 3D Robotics, a fast-growing manufacturer of aerial robots, and DIY Drones. He was the editor in chief of Wired until 2012, during which, he led the magazine to multiple National Magazine Award nominations, as well as winning the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007, and 2009. In 2009, the magazine was named Magazine of the Decade by the editors of AdWeek. Anderson is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Long Tail and Free: The Future of a Radical Price. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand

Pdf Engineering The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand

Pdf:The Hardware Startup: Building Your Product, Business, and Brand.Review 'The book to read before you pull out your Arduino.'- Eric Reis, bestselling author of The Lean Startup'As you start your hardware company, it's worth trading a night's sleep to read this book.'- Bre Pettis, Cofounder and former CEO, MakerBot'You need to understand freight forwarding, pricing techniques, the JOBS act, marketing KPIs, open source strategy, brand identity, market sizing, and supply chain management.Or you need to read this book.'- Dan Shapiro, CEO Glowforge Inc and author of Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook Read more About the Author Renee DiResta is Vice President of Business Development at Haven, a marketplace for ocean freight shipping, and a cofounder of the IoT Syndicate on AngelList. She was previously a Principal at O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), where she spent four years as a VC investing in seed-stage technology startups. Prior to OATV, Renee spent seven years an equity derivatives trader at Jane Street Capital, a quantitative proprietary trading firm in NYC. For fun, she plays with data sets, helps run The Maker Map open-source project, and is an avid crafter. Renee holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Political Science from the Honors College of SUNY Stony Brook. She lives on the web at http://noupsi.de and @noupside.Brady Forrest (@brady) runs Highway1, PCH's accelerator. You can see his day-to-day work with hardware startups on Syfy's Bazillion Dollar Club (to be released Fall 2015). He cofounded and shepherds Ignite, a global talk series, and is part of the team currently organizing Ignite SF. He's a Venture Advisor to 500 Startups and helps arts organizations via CAST-sf.org. Formerly, he worked on a number of things at O'Reilly Media, including the Radar blog, Web 2.0 Expo, Where 2.0, ETech, and Foo Camp. Most years, you can find him on the playa.Ryan Vinyard is the Engineering Lead at Highway1, a hardware-focused startup accelerator located in San Francisco under parent company PCH International. He is a mechanical engineer who came to PCH through its consulting arm Lime Lab, where he developed consumer products for Fortune 500 brands. Previously, Ryan worked at startups in the cleantech and electric vehicle space, where he developed novel powertrain, motor control, and thermal systems. Ryan holds a B.S. in Product Design from Stanford University. Read more

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Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business

Pdf Engineering Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business

Pdf:Designing the Future: How Ford, Toyota, and other World-Class Organizations Use Lean Product Development to Drive Innovation and Transform Their Business.How companies are using lean development to revolutionize their product and service offerings—vital lessons any business leader can use as an engine of innovation How did Ford Motors use Lean Development to pull off one of the most impressive corporate turnarounds in history? Largely by avoiding the mistakes that so many companies make when in a death spiral. They looked beyond manufacturing efficiency to change the very fundamentals of how they developed vehicles. In Designing the Future, Lean product development expert James Morgan and world-renowned Lean guru Jeffrey K. Liker reveal why so many companies have achieved only moderate success with Lean in operations, with a limited impact on their overall business. They take you through the process of bringing the best of Lean management to your enterprise—in order to link your business strategy to superior value designed for customers. The authors provide an actionable approach to building a better future for your business fueled by an iterative, integrated process that relies on simultaneous engineering, linking strategy and vision.They illustrate how to empower skilled and talented people to make collaboration and innovation a habit—hour to hour and day to day. It’s the secret of full implementation of Lean—and this groundbreaking guide takes you through every step of the process. The best way to predict the future is to create it. With Designing the Future, you have everything you need to create a flexible, iterative business-transformation process that takes you from strategic vision to value stream creation for maximum customer value delivery.

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The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular

Pdf Engineering The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular

Pdf:The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular.Only 35 percent of the 240 million metric tons of waste generated in the United States alone gets recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This extraordinary collection shows how manufacturers can move from a one-way take-make-waste economy that is burying the world in waste to a circular, make-use-recycle economy. Steered by Tom Szaky, recycling pioneer, eco-capitalist, and founder and CEO of TerraCycle, each chapter is coauthored by an expert in his or her field. From the distinct perspectives of government leaders, consumer packaged goods companies, waste management firms, and more, the book explores current issues of production and consumption, practical steps for improving packaging and reducing waste today, and big ideas and concepts that can be carried forward.Intended to help every business from a small start-up to a large established consumer product company, this book serves as a source of knowledge and inspiration. The message from these pioneers is not to scale back but to innovate upward. They offer nothing less than a guide to designing ourselves out of waste and into abundance.

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Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

Pdf Engineering Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

Pdf:Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World.Review “Rich and ambitious. . . . More than an economic history, or a chronicle of architectural feats and labor movements, Behemoth depicts a world in retreat that still looms large in the national imagination.” - Jennifer Szalai, New York Times“Fascinating. . . Freeman shows how factories have had an overwhelming influence on the way we work, think, move, play and fight.” - Scott W. Berg, Washington Post“A lively chronicle of the factory [that] delves into the nitty-gritty of manufacturing [and] successfully melds together those nuggets with social history on the shop floor and beyond the factory walls.” - Economist“You may have no detailed knowledge of factories except that they can be converted into cool lofts. In that case, you’ll learn much from historian Joshua Freeman.” - Jonathan Rose, Wall Street Journal“A global tour of three centuries, from English textile mills to Detroit steel plants to Chinese iPhone factories.” - Newsday“Freeman uses the history of the factory as a way to re-examine how workers are treated worldwide.” - Pacific Standard“Fascinating. . . . A compulsively readable cultural history of the birth and development of factories and their impact on society.” - Bookpage“Ranging from the early industrial revolution in England to the factories in modern-day China that produce iPhones, with stops along the way in New England mill towns, Henry Ford’s Detroit and Stalin’s Russia, this remarkable book traces the history of the giant factory and the people―capital, labor, consumers, and fascinated observers―whose lives it shaped. If you want to know where the world we live in came from, this is a good place to start.” - Eric Foner Read more About the Author Joshua B. Freeman is a Distinguished Professor of History at Queens College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. His previous books include American Empire and Working-Class New York, among others. He lives in New York City. Read more

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Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)

Pdf Engineering Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)

Pdf:Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public).Review '[T]his is a riveting account that can convey a better understanding of the complex influences of corporate-government interactions and the cost to health.'--'Journal of the American Medical Association Read more From the Inside Flap 'Deceit and Denial...lays bare the truth about how every one of us in America is imperiled when powerful corporations forsake their responsibility to the public health. Rosner and Markowitz have combined the skills of historical research, investigative journalism, and scientific analysis to tell a story that should shake an industry and alert a nation.'―Bill Moyers'Deceit and Denial is a real public service in reminding all of us that fundamental to protecting our air, water, and the health of our communities and families is the public's right to know.'―Carol M. Browner, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency, 1933-2001'This is an especially important book at a time when industry is increasingly sponsoring risk research, and 'voluntary' evaluation is the norm. And it is all the more important at a time when new bio-engineered products are being marketed with little understanding of long-term clinical and subclinical risks.'―Dorothy Nelkin, coauthor of The DNA Mystique: The Gene as Cultural Icon and Body Bazaar: The Market for Human Tissue i nthe Biotechnology Age'In this time of community health crises, appalling environmental disasters, and political dismay, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner have given us an urgently needed, galvanizing, hopeful history of triumphant public activism against the greatest odds. In the face of corporate cruelty and lies, labor and community activists, lawyers, and historians stopped polluters and saved countless lives. This vivid, splendid book floodlights past abuses as it charts the road toward a healing, safer future.'―Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Ciso Handbook: A Practical Guide to Securing Your Company

Pdf Engineering The Ciso Handbook: A Practical Guide to Securing Your Company

Pdf:The Ciso Handbook: A Practical Guide to Securing Your Company.About the Author Mike Gentile is on a mission to change the status quo in Information Security as we know it. His goal is to translate the discipline from one that is often misunderstood, inefficiently applied, and painful to one that is seamless, collaborative, and repeatable in organizations across the globe. Delphiis is the encapsulation of this mission. Mike brings balance of business acumen and technical skill-set anchored by years in the field and his core focus over the past 15 years has been his practice, Coastline Consulting services. As the Founder and President, Coastline has developed enterprise security programs for countless leading public, private, and government organizations, including many within the Global 1000 and Fortune 500. During that time he also became Co-Founder and Editor for CISOHandbook.com, the leading portal for security leaders. As a researcher, Mike has contributed numerous publications within the Information technology, project management, and security communities. He is also a senior researcher with Computer Economics in the Information Security domain and has written articles for the ISSA Journal, Computer Economics, RSA Conference and Secure World Expo. As a writer he is the co-author of The CISO Handbook: A Practical Guide to Securing Your Company as well as CISO Soft Skills: Securing Organizations Impaired by Employee Politics, Apathy, and Intolerant Perspectives. The CISO Handbook is used as course material for numerous advanced education and Master’s programs on security leadership around the world. Mr. Gentile serves on multiple advisory boards, including being on the Board of Advisors for Savant, a malware protection company, as well an active member of the RSA Program Committee since 2009. Mr. Gentile is a sought after speaker on security, project management, and information technology topics. For the last 3 years he has been a top rated speaker at RSA, the most prestigious security conference in the United states and has been keynote speaker for the CXO Summits conference series. He has also presented over the years for the Project Management Institute, Secure World Expo, ISSA, Symantec, and many more. Mike lives in Southern California with his wife Tiffany and their two boys. Read more

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Industrial Machinery Repair: Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide (Plant Engineering)

Pdf Engineering Industrial Machinery Repair: Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide (Plant Engineering)

Pdf:Industrial Machinery Repair: Best Maintenance Practices Pocket Guide (Plant Engineering).Review 'Ricky Smith and Keith Mobley have compiled a manual that is chock full of useful, important information for all maintenance mechanics, young and old, new and experienced. It is an amazing compilation of the basic knowledge every skilled mechanic should be familiar with. It is fun, challenging, and enlightening...' --Plant Engineering, Dec. 2004 Read more Book Description This book addresses, in a simplistic manner, the proper principles and techniques for maintaining industrial equipment. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Security Risk Assessment: Managing Physical and Operational Security

Pdf Engineering Security Risk Assessment: Managing Physical and Operational Security

Pdf:Security Risk Assessment: Managing Physical and Operational Security.Review 'White has created an excellent book with material drawn from the well of his experience...clearly a must-read for the inexperienced or nonsecurity professional who is faced with the task of conducting a security assessment.' --ASIS Dynamics '...it was refreshing to see this book covered very little on IT and took a broader view of security risk assessment...Each section is presented in layman’s terms, with clear examples and some templates to help with the assessment. Score: 7 out of 10' --BCS.org, January 2015 '...takes you through a security risk assessment, from who will do it, how often it needs doing, and how long it takes...through the planning, the schedule and budget, and that wonderful word ‘deliverables’, how to gather information on risk, whether from staff surveys or interviews.' --Professional Security Magazine Online, 2014 Read more About the Author John M. White, a recognized expert in asset protection management, has over 38 years of experience including military, law enforcement, corporate security administration, and professional security consultation. White is Board Certified in Security Management as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), and he is a Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA), the two highest certifications in the security profession. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, National Association of Chiefs of Police, The International Association for Professional Security Consultants, ASIS International, International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety, and several other professional groups. He has also presented as a security expert at an international security conference.White has been published in the Journal of Healthcare Protection Management, International Association for Healthcare Safety & Security, Rusting Publications, on numerous occasions, and in the association’s monthly Directions magazine. He has also been published in the ASIS International’s Security Management magazine. Read more

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Facilities Management: Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities

Pdf Engineering Facilities Management: Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities

Pdf:Facilities Management: Managing Maintenance for Buildings and Facilities.About the Author As President of Springfield Resources, Joel D. Levitt is a leading facilities maintenance trainer throughout the US, Canada, Middle East Gulf region, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Since 1980, he has consulted in a wide variety of regulated and unregulated, union and non-union industries including subsidized housing, airports, hospitals, school systems, government, pharmaceuticals, oil, and high tech manufacturing. He has trained over 17,000 maintenance professionals from 21 countries in more than 500 classes and workshops. Mr. Levitt has written 10 books on maintenance management and contributed chapters to two other books. He has written over 100 articles for trade publications on maintenance topics. Read more

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Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers

Pdf Engineering Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers

Pdf:Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers.About the Author Ricky has over 30 years in maintenance and reliability as a maintenance manager, maintenance supervisor, maintenance training specialist, field engineer, maintenance mechanic, maintenance consultant and is a well known published author. Ricky has worked with maintenance organizations in hundreds of facilities, industrial plants, ships, etc, world wide in developing reliability, maintenance and technical training strategies. Prior to joining Allied Reliability in 2008, Ricky worked as a professional maintenance employee for Exxon Company USA, Alumax (this plant was rated the best in the world for over 18 years), Kendall Company, and Hercules Chemical providing the foundation for his reliability and maintenance experience. Ricky is the co-author of “Rules of Thumb for Maintenance and Reliability Engineers”, “Lean Maintenance” and “Industrial Repair, Best Maintenance Repair Practices”. Ricky also writes for different magazines during the past 20 years on technical, reliability and maintenance subjects.Ricky holds certification as Certified Plant Maintenance Manager from the Association of Facilities Engineering as well as a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional from the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals.Ricky lives in Charleston, SC with his wife. Aside form spending time with his 3 children and 3 grandchildren, Ricky enjoys kayaking, fishing, hiking and archaeology.Mr. Mobley is president and CEO of Integrated Systems Inc. of Knoxville, Tenn. He has written numerous publications on such topics as plant performance, maintenance engineering, maintenance management, and predictive maintenance. He is also a contributing editor for Plant Services magazine. Read more

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Improving Machinery Reliability, Volume 1 (Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants)

Pdf Engineering Improving Machinery Reliability, Volume 1 (Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants)

Pdf:Improving Machinery Reliability, Volume 1 (Practical Machinery Management for Process Plants).Review The book begins with advice on writing a proper equipment specification, stressing the importance of getting and keeping complete installation, operation, and maintenance instructions. (Electrical Apparatus)Sets out proven techniques and procedures that extend machinery life, reduce maintenance costs, and achieve optimum machinery reliability in the petroleum processing industry. (SciTech Book News) Read more About the Author A consulting engineer residing in Montgomery, texas, Heinz. P. Bloch has held machinery-oriented staff and line positions with Exxon affiliates in the United States, Italy, Spain, England, The Netherlands, and Japan. His career spanned several decades prior to his 1986 retirement as Exxon Chemical's regional machinery specialist for the USA. Since his retirement from Exxon, he has been in demand throughout the world as a consultant and trainer in the areas of failure avoidance, root cause failure identification, and reliability improvement. Mr. Bloch is the author/co-author of thirteen books and over 200 other publications on subjects related to machinery reliability and failure avoidance. He is the Reliability and Equipment Editor of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine and has served as chair of the annual conference program for Hydrocarbon Processing's Process Plant Reliability Conference for a number of years. Read more

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Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape

Pdf Engineering Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape

Pdf:Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape.Review “Ammon . . . puts the earthmoving machine at the center of this absorbing history of American postwar construction.”—Booklist“Ammon has penned a surprisingly engrossing story about an unlikely topic.”—Choice“[T]his is perhaps the best indication of the power of Ammon’s argument. . . . Ammon’s sparkling history of the machine and the world it helped create insists that both be drawn to the fore.”—Kyle Shelton, Environmental History“Astute and insightful . . . Business historians . . . could hardly ask for a better example than the cautionary tales in Bulldozer.”—Business History Review'Yale University Press deserves acknowledgement for the quality of design and overall readability of the book. That said, higher production standards for photographs and drawings would enhance readers’ ability to interpret the graphic sources essential for a work of visual studies.'—Greg Hise, Journal of American History'Bulldozer offers a compelling , thoroughly researched original complement to policy-and-place-based planning history studies. Each of its chapters stands strong as a worthwhile study of postwar landscape transformation.'—Eric Sandweiss, American Historical Review'Bulldozer is a well-written, lively, and exceptionally well-illustrated book that will be interesting to scholars of urban and environmental history, as well as the history of technology and material culture; and it would be very useful for graduate and undergraduate courses in all of those fields.'—Robert R. Gioielli, Reviews in American History  'The book deserves to be read widely in urban studies, not only because it tells the history of an absolutely crucial piece of technology that remade the American landscape, but because Ammon,step by step, makes us look again at post-war American culture.'—Max Page, Planning PerspectivesWinner of the 2017 Lewis Mumford Prize for the best book on American city and regional planning, given by the Society for American City and Regional Planning History.“An excellent and enjoyable history of the transformation of the bulldozer from military weapon to instrument of urban planning.”—Jo Guldi, Brown University“The bulldozer! How obvious! But no one before Francesca Ammon realized that the biography of this protean machine was the royal road to an illuminating understanding of Schumpeter's 'creative destruction' of capitalism. An inspired topic, a perfect metaphor for effacing the past and engineering the future. Carried out with dash, breadth, attention to symbolism, technical knowledge, and attention to historical detail. The difference between Baron Haussmann's Paris and Robert Moses's New York is that Moses had the bulldozer and dynamite and Haussmann did not.”—James C. Scott, Yale University“Ammon has found an original topic of wide appeal. Her creative and multi-faceted approach leads her to countless new, deeply engrossing discoveries about the history of clearing, building, and rebuilding in the mid-20th century.”—Alison Isenberg, Princeton University“In this original and incisive book, Ammon shows that machines and methods developed for warfare remade American landscapes and cities after World War II.”—Edmund Russell, author of War and Nature:  Fighting Humans and Insects with Chemicals from World War I to Silent Spring“Strikingly original and thoroughly engaging, Bulldozer shows how an adulation of destruction-as-opportunity, honed during World War II, became deeply engrained in postwar American visual culture and the design politics of urban, suburban, and superhighway development. By viewing the bulldozer as both machine and mindset, Ammon reveals the fascinating confluence of celebratory staging and complex environmental and social loss.”—Lawrence J. Vale, author of Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities Read more About the Author Francesca Russello Ammon is assistant professor of city and regional planning and historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. She studies the history of the built environment, focusing on the social, material, and cultural life of cities in the twentieth-century United States. She lives in Philadelphia, PA. Read more

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Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource

Pdf Engineering Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource

Pdf:Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource.Turn on the faucet, and water pours out. Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Most of us give little thought to the hidden systems that bring us water and take it away when we’re done with it. But these underappreciated marvels of engineering face an array of challenges that cannot be solved without a fundamental change to our relationship with water, David Sedlak explains in this enlightening book. To make informed decisions about the future, we need to understand the three revolutions in urban water systems that have occurred over the past 2,500 years and the technologies that will remake the system. The author starts by describing Water 1.0, the early Roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense urban living feasible. He then details the development of drinking water and sewage treatment systems—the second and third revolutions in urban water. He offers an insider’s look at current systems that rely on reservoirs, underground pipe networks, treatment plants, and storm sewers to provide water that is safe to drink, before addressing how these water systems will have to be reinvented. For everyone who cares about reliable, clean, abundant water, this book is essential reading.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Pdf Engineering Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Pdf:Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs - a real-life Tony Stark - and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new makers. Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who sold one of his Internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius' life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits. Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: Can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk - one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history - is a contemporary, visionary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists, including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy.

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Martian Summer: My Ninety Days with Interplanetary Pioneers, Temperamental Robots, and NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission

Pdf Engineering Martian Summer: My Ninety Days with Interplanetary Pioneers, Temperamental Robots, and NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission

Pdf:Martian Summer: My Ninety Days with Interplanetary Pioneers, Temperamental Robots, and NASA's Phoenix Mars Mission.A space enthusiast goes inside mission control with a motley crew of rocket scientists in this “fascinating journey of discovery peppered with humor” (Publishers Weekly). The Phoenix Mars mission was the first man-made probe ever sent to the Martian arctic. Its purpose was to find out how climate change could turn a warm, wet planet (read: Earth) into a cold, barren desert (read: Mars). Along the way, Phoenix discovered a giant frozen ocean trapped beneath the north pole of Mars, exotic food for aliens, and liquid water, and laid the foundation for NASA’s current exploration of Mars using the Curiosity rover. This is not science fiction. It’s fact. And for the luckiest fanboy in fandom, it was the best vacation ever. Andrew Kessler spent the summer of 2008 in NASA’s mission control with one hundred thirty of the world’s best planetary scientists and engineers as they carried out this ambitious operation. He came back with a story of human drama about modern-day pioneers battling NASA politics, temperamental robots, and the bizarre world of daily life in mission control.

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Pdf Engineering Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

Pdf:Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time.The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of one man's forty-year obsession to find a solution to the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--"the longitude problem."Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives and the increasing fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. One man, John Harrison, in complete opposition to the scientific community, dared to imagine a mechanical solution-a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a new window on our world.

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

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Pdf:The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Pdf Engineering Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Pdf:Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.Review 'Ashlee Vance's new book, 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,' is a tremendous look into arguably the world's most important entrepreneur. Vance paints an unforgettable picture of Musk's unique personality, insatiable drive and ability to thrive through hardship.' - The Washington Post 'It is the book I have enjoyed most this year.' - Tyler Cowen, famed economist and best-selling author 'The best business book I have read in years.' - Don Graham, former publisher of The Washington Post 'Exhaustively reported . . . this work will likely serve as the definitive account of a man whom so far we've seen mostly through caricature. By the final pages, too, any reader will sense the need to put comparisons to Steve Jobs aside. Give Musk credit. There is no one like him.' - The New York Times'Ashlee Vance's portrait of the entrepreneur at mid-life is an essential read . . . a riveting portrait of Silicon Valley's most driven entrepreneur since Steve Jobs.' - The Financial Times 'The result is a book that is smart, light on its feet and possesses a crunchy thoroughness. . . . Mr. Vance delivers a well-calibrated portrait of Mr. Musk, so that we comprehend both his friends and his enemies. It's a book with many ancillary pleasures. Mr. Vance brings us up to date on the states of green energy and space launches. He also veers away from his subject just often enough, offering profiles of the frequently brilliant people who work alongside Mr. Musk The best thing Mr. Vance does in this book, though, is tell Mr. Musk's story simply and well.'- The New York Times 'Really good biographies stand out in two ways. First, they provide lots of zesty stories that haven't been told before. Beyond that, they explain all the zigzags and false clues of a prominent person's life, in a way that makes the total picture come into focus. . . it's clear that this new Musk bio delivers the goods in both respects. . . Ashlee Vance provides a wealth of insights about how this tech titan operates.' - Forbes'Vance's lively book yields all manner of fascinating insights about Musk's companies, his vision, and his personal life.' - Slate 'Of the many profiles of business leaders, Vance's take on Musk is among the best. The author's objective and unbiased viewpoint captures Musk's good and bad, his achievements and failures.' - The Motley Fool 'Vance left few, if any, stones unturned . . . A detailed portrait of a figure both loved and feared--sometimes by the same people at the same time.' - The Space Review 'Vance's book is a masterful piece of reporting.' - Vice 'Musk rivals Jobs in the same way this book rivals Isaacson's classic.' - Whitney Tilson Founder, Kase Capital Management Read more From the Inside Flap There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. More than any other executive today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as a science fiction fantasy. In this lively, investigative account, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance offers an unprecedented look into the remarkable life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious businessman. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family, and his friends, the book traces his journey from his difficult upbringing in South Africa to his ascent to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent more than fifty hours in conversation with Musk and inter- viewed close to three hundred people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies and to paint a portrait of a complex man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation--all while making plenty of enemies along the way. In 1992, Elon Musk arrived in the United States as a ferociously driven immigrant bent on realizing his wildest dreams. Since then, Musk's roller-coaster life has brought him grave disappointments alongside massive successes. After being forced out of PayPal, fending off a life-threatening case of malaria, and dealing with the death of his infant son, Musk abandoned Silicon Valley for Los Angeles. He spent the next few years baffling his friends by blowing his entire fortune on rocket ships and electric cars. Cut to 2012, however, and Musk had mounted one of the greatest resurrections in business history: Tesla, SpaceX, and SolarCity had enjoyed unparalleled success, and Musk's net worth soared to more than $5 billion. At a time when many American companies are more interested in chasing easy money than in taking bold risks on radical new technology, Musk stands out as the only businessman with enough dynamism and vision to tackle--and even revolutionize--three industries at once. Vance makes the case that Musk's success heralds a return to the original ambition and invention that made America an economic and intellectual powerhouse. Elon Musk is a brilliant, penetrating examination of what Musk's career means for a technology industry undergoing dramatic change and offers a taste of what could be an incredible century ahead. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

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Pdf:Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond.Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America's manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA's Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director's role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy's commitment to land a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz was flight director for both Apollo 11, the mission in which Neil Armstrong fulfilled President Kennedy's pledge, and Apollo 13. He headed the Tiger Team that had to figure out how to bring the three Apollo 13 astronauts safely back to Earth. (In the film Apollo 13, Kranz was played by the actor Ed Harris, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance.) In Failure Is Not an Option, Gene Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers' only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. Kranz takes us inside Mission Control and introduces us to some of the whiz kids - still in their twenties, only a few years out of college - who had to figure it all out as they went along, creating a great and daring enterprise. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.)

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Pdf:The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.).Review “William Kamkwamba’s achievements with wind energy should serve as a model of what one person, with an inspired idea, can do to tackle the crisis we face. His book tells a moving and exciting story.” (Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Laureate)“This is an amazing, inspiring and heartwarming story! It’s about harnessing the power not just of the wind, but of imagination and ingenuity. Those are the most important forces we have for saving our planet. William Kamkwamba is a hero for our age.” (Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein and Benjamin Franklin)“This book is inspirational. What William did took nothing more than initiative and a little learning, yet he changed his village and his life. There’s never been a better time to Do It Yourself, and I love how much we can learn from those who often have no other choice.” (Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired and author of Free and The Long Tail)“This book is inspirational. What William did took nothing more than initiative and a little learning.... There’s never been a better time to Do It Yourself, and I love how much we can learn from those who often have no other choice.” (Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired and author of Free and The Long Tail)“I first met William on stage at TED.... His story, told in just a couple of minutes, was both astonishing and exhilarating. This book proves what those few minutes hinted at: a remarkable individual capable of inspiring many to take their future into their own hands.” (Chris Anderson, TED Curator)“This book.... is a testament to the power of a dream and the freedom that comes from accomplishing a sustainable way of life. Read this book, act on its message and pass it on.” (Carter Roberts, President & CEO, WWF)“This exquisite tale strips life down to its barest essentials, and once there finds reason for hopes and dreams, and is especially resonant for Americans given the economy and increasingly heated debates over health care and energy policy.” (Publishers Weekly (starred review))“A powerful read. This book takes you on a journey to discover pure innovation and the unfolding story of a natural genius. A true vision of struggle and tenacity to make a bold idea become a reality. This should be required reading for anyone who dares to dream.” (Cameron Sinclair, Eternal Optimist, Architecture for Humanity)“A moving, touching, important story. One more reminder of how small the world is and how powerful the human spirit can be.” (Seth Godin, author of Tribes)“Wonderful! I challenge you to read this story of one young man changing his corner of the world with nothing but intelligence and perseverance and not come away more hopeful about the prospects for a brighter, greener future.” (Alex Steffen, editor, Worldchanging.com) Read more From the Back Cover William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong

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Pdf:First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong.Review “To understand Armstrong on his own terms is to see a large truth of our time . . . [Hansen’s] mastery of detail is put to splendid use. The narrative of the moon mission is crisp and dramatic, the science clear. He deftly takes us back into those few days of global fascination with the adventure of the three distant voyagers and the tense uncertainty about how it would turn out. . . . I finished Hansen’s Apollo story with a wholly fresh sense of awe at the magnitude of NASA’s achievement . . . a compelling and nuanced portrait of the astronaut.”  (James Tobin, Chicago Tribune)“A powerful, unrelenting biography of a man who stands as a living testimony to everyday grit and determination . . . A must for astronaut buffs and history readers alike.”  (Publishers Weekly, starred review)“A great read.”  (The Kansas City Star)“Ever since Apollo 11’s ‘one giant leap for mankind’ in 1969 the world has wondered who Neil Armstrong really is. Now, at last, Jim Hansen has stripped away the myths and mysteries to bring us face to face with the man himself. This definitive portrait offers many new and fascinating details about Armstrong and his life and about the momentous and unforgettable era of exploration in which he was lucky enough—and talented enough—to play a key role.” (Andrew Chaikin, author of A Man on the Moon)“This impressively documented and engagingly written biography will stand the test of time.” (Library Journal)“Hansen does a fine job of retelling Armstrong’s childhood and remarkable career in aviation. The NASA years have been covered in many other books, but Hansen manages to keep them fresh, benefiting from Armstrong’s perspective. . . . As Hansen shows, the way Armstrong chooses to carry the heavy burden of history only proves once again that he has the right stuff.”  (Brian Hicks, The Post and Courier)“Masterfully written . . . technically accurate, scholarly yet independent and accessible . . . Mission accomplished and a perfect touchdown.”  (Leonard David, Ad Astra, The Magazine of the National Space Society)“Hansen’s research is staggeringly impressive. . . . A work that has great appeal for anyone interested in why we explore, who we are in this aerospace age, and what it was about the United States that could enable a little kid from Wapakoneta, Ohio, to take that ‘one small step’ at Tranquility Base in the summer of 1969. A must read!!!”  (Richard P. Hallion, chief historian for the U.S. Air Force)“Armstrong opened his entire life to Hansen. . . . Thanks to Hansen, future historians will know more about the man than the fact he was first.” (Robert Pearlman, founder and editor of collectSpace.com)“[A] taut, well-told tale of our nation’s race to the moon and the man who took the first step.” —Doug Allyn, The Flint Journal “Let it be said at once that his book is an outstanding success. . . . Immaculately researched and packed with detail, but written in a way that will appeal to readers of all kinds. . . . This is an important book, and should be in every scientific library.”  (Sir Patrick Moore, London Times Educational Supplement) Read more About the Author James R. Hansen is a professor emeritus of history at Auburn University. A former historian for NASA, Hansen is the author of twelve books on the history of aerospace and a two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in History. His 1995 book Spaceflight Revolution was nominated for the Pulitzer by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the only time NASA ever nominated a book for the prize. He serves as coproducer for the upcoming major motion picture First Man, which is based on his New York Times bestselling biography of Neil Armstrong. Hansen lives in Auburn, Alabama. Read more

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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Pdf:The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.Audie Award Finalist, Business/Educational, 2014 The definitive story of Amazon.com, one of the most successful companies in the world, and of its driven, brilliant founder, Jeff Bezos. Amazon.com started off delivering books through the mail. But its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, giving listeners the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. Compared to tech's other elite innovators - Jobs, Gates, Zuckerberg - Bezos is a private man. But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets, leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing, and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing. The Everything Store will be the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

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The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

Pdf Engineering The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

Pdf:The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work.Review 'This speculative book attempts to describe the future of work and explain how to prepare for it. Baldwin lays out various different attributes of working life, according to the different talents and industries involved.' -- Richard N. Cooper, Foreign Affairs'Richard Baldwin has written the best book yet on the new economic era we are entering. Any worker, company or government who doesn't want to be left behind should read and consider his arguments.' -- Lawrence H. Summers'With its focus on the scale, speed and scope of technological transformation, and its impact on employment, this book breaks new ground.' -- Gordon Brown, UK Prime Minister, 2007-2010'Baldwin presents a compelling view of the future of work and the serious challenges ahead while there is still time to prepare. He wisely argues that we must protect workers, without necessarily protecting specific jobs as they become outdated, and that we must do more to help those who've been displaced by technology reenter the workforce and offer such individuals a strong safety net along the way.'--Science magazine 'An important new book that delivers a timely warning to the world's business elite . . . confirms his place as one of the most important thinkers in this era of global disruption.' --James Crabtree, Financial Times''It might just save your life -- and your children's lives.The Globotics Upheaval is a manifesto for future-proofing our jobs and prosperity . . . His prose is snappy . . . as good a summary as you'll read of the techno-revolution that is about to hit us.' -- Sunday Times (U.K.)'Baldwin has written an engaging and informative book that guides the reader through this disruptive technological change. The Globotics Upheaval distils complex ideas into measured and understandable language that readers with no prior understanding of artificial intelligence and economics will be able to digest.'--The Times (U.K.) 'The first book I've come across that ties together the two main forces shaping our world--globalisation and technological change--in an accessible way.'--Business Post 'Provocative.'--Reuters/Breakingviews Read more About the Author Richard Baldwin is Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute (Geneva), and Founder of VoxEU.org. He advises governments and international organizations around the world on globalization and trade policy issues, having served as a Senior Staff Economist for President George Bush's Council of Economic Advisors. His last book was The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New Globalization. Read more

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The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Pdf Engineering The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Pdf:The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters.“A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book.” —BooklistThings looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a few years, they solved America’s dependence on imported energy, triggered a global environmental controversy, and made and lost astonishing fortunes.No one understands the frackers—their ambitions, personalities, and foibles—better than Wall Street Journal reporter Gregory Zuckerman. His exclusive access drives this dramatic narrative, which stretches from North Dakota to Texas to Wall Street.

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The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Pdf Engineering The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

Pdf:The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters.From Booklist Fans of the lively, character-driven nonfiction of writers like Kurt Eichenwald and Ben Mezrich should welcome this book with open arms. It’s a potentially dry story: a bunch of guys try to make a lot of money by hammering subterranean rock formations (shale, mostly) with liquid, breaking them up, allowing the trapped-in natural gas to come to the surface. This is hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, and, in Zuckerman’s hands, the topic generates a surprisingly entertaining story about Big Men with Big Ideas, the highly competitive (and, in some cases, increasingly desperate) search for a new and potentially highly profitable source of energy. Zuckerman also explores the often passionate and outspoken opposition to the drilling procedure (for some, fracking doesn’t just sound like a dirty word; it is one), although he doesn’t come down on one side or the other. He shows us the beneficial side of fracking and the potentially environmentally disastrous side, and lets us find our own ground to stand on. A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book. --David Pitt Read more Review Praise for The Frackers'Zuckerman’s fast-paced, densely interesting The Frackers is the first book to tell the stories of the obstinate, ravenous, methodical, sometimes rascally oil executives of the recent boom. By focusing on people instead of trends, it gets to the heart of why the United States is once again the largest supplier of oil and gas in the world.'—The New Republic “The Frackers, [Zuckerman’s] second book, is told with care and precision and a deep understanding of finance and corporate politics as well as oil and geology.”— Bryan Burrough, The New York Times “Fans of the lively, character-driven nonfiction of writers like Kurt Eichenwald and Ben Mezrich should welcome this book with open arms . . . A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book”—Booklist“A fascinating study of American entrepreneurial culture and the modern robber barons who succeeded in creating an energy revolution.”—Kirkus“Lovers of business and capitalism will appreciate The Frackers, … Zuckerman has done valuable and timely reporting on the men and independent companies that created the shale boom.”—Associated Press “Colorful …compelling account [of]  a revolution driven by stubborn entrepreneurs.”—Reuters “An interesting and first-rate narrative… a dramatic tale… The book may be the definitive story of the innovative men behind the most significant energy discovery of our time.”—Akron Beacon Journal'Insightful...At times suspenseful...on-target in telling the tale of a group of wildcatters who risked almost everything and helped launch the United States on the path to energy independence.'— Natural Gas Intelligence“Too little attention has been paid to one of America's biggest economic and scientific revolution of recent decades: the tapping of abundant oil and natural gas reserves within our own borders using a technique called fracking. Wall Street Journal reporter Zuckerman…sets out to change that with his unique talent of translating complex aspects of finances and geology into prose that reads like a blockbuster thriller.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) “Zuckerman details [the frackers’s] epic adventure with skill that makes it required reading for anyone looking to understand fundamental forces at work in our world today.” —Forbes “Best Books of 2013”'A dynamic narrative... introduces us to the major players behind a boom.'—San Antonio Express-News“Greg Zuckerman tells the remarkable story of the larger than life entrepreneurs and deal makers behind this energy-industrial revolution. A great read, whether you are pro-fracking or against it.”—Matthew Bishop, US Business Editor at The Economist “If you are looking for the present-day take on a romantic rag-to-riches drama reminiscent of the Gilded Age, engaging tales of brave entrepreneurs whose desire to get really wealthy helped them persevere and prosper come boom or bust, look no further than The Frackers.'–Pittsburgh Post Gazette“Gregory Zuckerman tells the story of the shale revolution well. He has an eye for detail and a flair for narrative that makes it highly readable... This is a story of innovation as perspiration… It is a reminder that innovation is neither easy nor cheap nor inevitable” —The Times (UK) 'Greg Zuckerman's The Frackers will long be considered 'The Bible' on fracking and the history of drilling in the US and the wildcatting billionaires who were the main players. This incredibly thorough book explains, thrills, and has us on the edge of our seats all the way towards US energy independence.' —James Altucher, best-selling author, entrepreneur and bloggerPraise for The Greatest Trade Ever“ Simply terrific. Easily the best of the post-crash financial books.”—Malcolm Gladwell“ Mr. Zuckerman is a first-rate reporter who is also able to explain the complexities of real estate finance in layman’s terms. At times, The Greatest Trade Ever reads like a thriller.”—The New York Times“ He’s written the definitive account of a strange and wonderful subplot of the financial crisis.”—Michael Lewis“ Possibly the greatest book to come out of the financial crisis of 2007–08, and it’s certainly up there in the top 3.”—Bnet.com  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Oilfield Survival Guide, Volume One: For All Oilfield Situations

Pdf Engineering Oilfield Survival Guide, Volume One: For All Oilfield Situations

Pdf:Oilfield Survival Guide, Volume One: For All Oilfield Situations.From the Author If you work in the Oil Industry as a Company Man, Engineer, Driller, Tool Pusher, Roughneck, Geologist, Landman, Truck Driver, Frac Hand, Treater, Cementer, Lawyer, Flowback Hand, Welder, Geophysicist, Snubber, Pumper, Equipment Operator, Derrick Man, Mechanic, Petrophysicist, Roustabout, Manager, Director, VP, or Executive, consider adding Oilfield Survival Guide to your toolbox of knowledge. In other words, if you work hard for your money in the oil business, this book is for you.  The Oilfield Survival Guide (OSG) stands on a foundation of Core Tactics, constructed based on experience and analysis of over 1,000 oil and gas situations.The detailed fatality, accident, and investigation related information included in the OSG, for many of the selected oilfield incidents, was obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. A significant amount of research, time, effort, and associated FOIA fees were incurred to bring this material to you, the reader. In many cases, oilfield incident related documents (substantial in size) were distilled down to a few paragraphs, to only bring you the most critical information.Save Money, Time, and Lives with the Real-World Oil & Gas Experience of Others. Learning the Hard Way in the Oilfield can Cost You Millions, sometimes Billions of Dollars in addition to Injury and Loss of Life. Based on over 1,000 Oil and Gas Situations involving Drilling, Cementing, Fracking, Wireline, Coil Tubing, Snubbing, Running Tools, Welding, Production, Workover, Logging, Trucking, Geology, Land, Engineering, Resource Development, Executive Management and much, much more.  Oilfield Survival Guide cuts through the noise to focus on the most critical aspects of working in the oil business. Expand your opportunities by learning from the real-world experience of others.   The oil & gas industry is one of the most capital-intensive businesses today. As a result, mistakes/situations can be expensive, in addition to injury and loss of life. To prevent undesirable situations, Oilfield Survival Guide was created, based on over 1,000 petroleum & natural gas situations. The ultimate guide for all oil and gas situations:● Tactics ● Procedures ● Fatalities ● Short Stories ● Train Wrecks ● Disaster Avoidance ● Court Cases ● Life Savings Skills ● Checklists ●Troubleshooting ● Problem Job Prevention ●Oilfield Survival Guide is the ultimate oil industry resource to help manage oilfield risk and avoid mistakes by increasing your oil and gas knowledge and intelligence, utilizing a variety of methods, including:Tactics: Short and to the point guidelines to reduce risk and instill work principles to be successful in the oil industry, from the field to the office.Short Stories: Experience from the mistakes of others.Fatalities: Detailed analysis of oil and gas tragedies.Court Cases: Jury trials, expert witness testimony, and legal opinions on a variety of oil and gas cases.Procedures: Step-by-step process to create oilfield procedures and checklists, along with multiple examples.Operations Analysis: Oil and gas operations post-mortem, highlighting key learnings, practical knowledge, useful tips, and best practices.Over 1,000 oil and gas situations analyzed to create Oilfield Survival Guide.I hope you find value in learning from the mistakes of others, sharing these experiences with your co-workers, and leading your company towards success in every way.I wish you the very best, Godspeed !- Matthew Read more From the Inside Flap Mistakes are painful in the oil and gas business, both financially and physically. Many have been wiped out and forgotten. A statistic in a chart somewhere gathering dust. A distant memory, if remembered at all. However, each has a story to tell. A story of those final moments of life and death. A story that just might save your skin, if you're interested and willing to listen. Within the confusion and chaos of oilfield disasters are valuable lessons from the honorable efforts of great explorers. Great oil men and women dealing with adversity, fighting to survive. This book gives tribute to them.The cause of undesirable oilfield situations is sometimes simple, sometimes complex, but always unforgiving. Often it comes down to one's actions or inaction. Hesitate to shut a job down for safety, men die. Poor communication on location, men die. Neglect to perform the proper calculations, men die. Lack of attention to detail, men die. When the stakes are high, there is little room for error, as will be shown throughout the book when we step into the steel toe boots of others as they deal with oilfield challenges. Learning from the experience of others is a key principle of the Oilfield Survival Series. The philosophy is best summed up with a 2,200-year-old quote from old Latin literature: 'It is better to learn from the mistakes of others than that others should learn from you.' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Pdf Engineering The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

Pdf:The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World.Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal, has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of "fracking". Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work, Gold has traveled along the pipelines and into the hubs of this country's energy infrastructure; he has visited frack sites from Texas to North Dakota; and he has conducted thousands of interviews with engineers and wildcatters, CEOs and roughnecks, environmentalists and politicians. He has also sifted through reams of engineering reports, lawsuit transcripts, and financial filings. The result is an essential audiobook - a commanding piece of journalism, an astounding study of human ingenuity, and an epic work of storytelling. Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways. Gold tells the story of this once-obscure oilfield technology - a story with an incredible cast of tycoons and geologists, dreamers and drillers, speculators and skeptics, a story that answers a critical question of our time: Where will the energy come from to power our world - and what price will we have to pay for it?

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Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

Pdf Engineering Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

Pdf:Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win.Review 'Exhaustively reported and deftly written…reads like a John Grisham novel.'—Forbes“Impressively even-handed. . . [Barrett] calls Texaco to account of dirty drilling, and holds Petroecuador, which maintained such practices for years, to the same standard.  He. . . thinks Mr. Donziger made a ‘deal with the Devil’, noting that the attorney even opposed the Ecuadorean government’s own environmental clean-up plan in order to preserve his lawsuit.” —The Economist'A well-crafted account.' —Wall Street Journal'Those interested in the rule of law and the role of the courts and lawyers will find Law of the Jungle instructive, entertaining, and frightening.' —The American Spectator“A mind-boggling house of mirrors… [Barrett] unravels and imposes order on a confusing, multiyear circus and convincingly sorts out the guilty from the merely depraved.' —San Francisco Chronicle'Bloomberg Businessweek writer Paul M. Barrett offers a thorough account of the episode…The story is one of hardball corporate lawyers vs. hardball human rights lawyers, a rough kind of moral equivalency in a battle in which Donziger and his allies were finally tempted into acts that a U.S. judge would in the end rule to be racketeering.' —National Review“A richly detailed and well-documented narrative of one of the most important environmental litigations in decades… Worthy of a Hollywood movie—but one that proves the point that truth is stranger than fiction.” -New York Law Journal'Details hardball tactics by both sides...Crisply told.' —Dallas Morning News“An enthralling true-life courtroom drama…Almost Shakespearean in scope, featuring a flawed protagonist with good intentions but tragically overreaching ambitions.” —Booklist'An accessible, fast-paced read.'—Fortune'Irresistable…a true-life, courtroom version of Heart of Darkness.'—Kirkus Reviews“An enthralling, deeply researched volume about the intersection of law and individual rights…Barrett skillfully takes readers inside the players' minds and exposes the underside of high-stakes litigation.” –Library Journal“In a story possessing ‘no shortage of knaves and villains,’ Barrett skillfully weighs the ethics of both Donziger and Chevron and finds them wanting.” —Publishers Weekly“This chilling account of the bruising, bare-knuckled conflict between a deeply flawed do-gooder and a well-oiled legal steamrolling machine should give pause to anyone who believes that justice always prevails.  Barrett brilliantly shows that in the real world, the law of the jungle—an oxymoron if there ever was one—trumps the rule of law.” —Alan Dershowitz, professor, Harvard Law School, and author, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law“Law of the Jungle is a riveting piece of storytelling. The environmental insults make you furious and your heart breaks for the people whose ways of life are violated—but what happens after that challenges your beliefs about fairness and justice....This isn’t a simple David and Goliath story; it’s an engaging passion play that unfolds from the Ecuadorian jungles to the courtrooms of New York.”—David Yarnold, President & CEO, National Audubon Society 'Paul Barrett's Law of the Jungle is a cautionary tale -- a deeply reported, well-written reminder that to be credible and effective, the fight against environmental misconduct must be waged within the rule of law. Our legal system can be a powerful force for environmental progress, but its rules have to be respected.'  —Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund“This smart and gripping book by a first-class investigative journalist teaches a vital lesson that everyone who cares about business and the American economy needs to understand: When confronted with fraudulent courtroom shakedowns, corporations must fight back as Chevron did.” —Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric and bestselling author of Winning“Paul Barrett's Law of the Jungle is the inside story of the international trial of the decade—a high stakes fight over oil, blood and money and a protagonist who is as fascinating as he is perplexing.”—Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Oath and the Nine“An engrossing, captivating account of litigation run amok. Barrett’s comprehensive, detailed book demonstrates all that is wrong with the American litigation system. Required reading for anyone who not only wants to learn more about protracted lawsuits in America but yearns for a page-turning legal thriller. I can’t wait for the movie.”—Kenneth R. Feinberg, court-appointed special master for compensating victims of the 9/11 attacks, BP oil spill, Virginia Tech massacre, asbestos insulation, Dalkon Shield IUD, and Vietnam defoliant Agent Orange“Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle creates an unforgettable rainbow of lawyers who do indeed live by the Law of the Jungle. You will be intrigued until the last page as to who will survive and your emotions will be struck to ask, who should?”—Victor Schwartz, general counsel, American Tort Reform Association; partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Washington D.C.“Masterfully written and carefully documented, Law of the Jungle tells the real story behind the historic Chevron oil pollution case, which I saw from the inside as technical consultant and court expert for the rain forest plaintiffs.”—David L. Russell, P.E., chief executive, Global Environmental Operations Inc.From the Hardcover edition. Read more About the Author Paul M. Barrett is an assistant managing editor and senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek.  He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun, American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, and The Good Black:  A True Story of Race in America.  He lives and works in New York City. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing: Principles and Practices

Pdf Engineering Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing: Principles and Practices

Pdf:Handbook of Natural Gas Transmission and Processing: Principles and Practices.Review 'This handbook is a valuable reference that covers all aspects of the natural gas transmission and processing industries. It contains much needed design, operation and optimization information, all in a single source and does an excellent job of highlighting the key considerations for any gas processing project, as well as providing innovative solutions in natural gas liquids recovery and treating high nitrogen and carbon dioxide content gases in unconventional gas plants. It is a key addition to any gas processing professional’s library.' --Jason Kraynek, Vice President of Business Transformation and Innovations, Fluor, USA 'This handbook is a valuable reference that covers all aspects of natural gas processing and handling. It has been fully updated in this fourth edition to also cover the recent developments in dealing with more sour gases and gases that contain all kinds of contaminants. It provides a good insight in the operational and technical aspects to the handling of natural gases. A great reference for students, operators and engineers working in the natural gas industry.' --Frank Scheel, Director of Technology, Jacobs – Comprimo Sulfur Solutions, the Netherlands 'This high quality, comprehensive book gives an accurate picture of where the natural gas transmission and processing industry stands today, and describes some relatively new technologies that could become important in the future. I recommend this book for any professional gas processing engineer and technologist.' --David Messersmith, Bechtel Fellow and Manager of LNG Technology and Services Group, Bechtel OG&C, USA 'This well-balanced book is a must read for anyone in the natural gas business due to its completeness in the coverage of all aspects of the natural gas transmission and processing industry. As well as covering some topics rarely discussed and hard to find in the literature, the complex elements of the gas processing industry as well as practical advices for the safe design and operation of gas plants are fully addressed in a straightforward fashion, which makes the book appealing to all parties who are involved in the natural gas field development projects.' --Philip Hunter, Senior Vice President – Global LNG/FLNG/GTL Technology & Development, KBR, UK 'This is a valuable handbook to both the experienced engineer and the graduate just commencing in natural gas engineering. It provides practical advice for design and operation based on sound engineering principles and established techniques as well as introducing process solutions based on new and emerging technologies.' --Adrian Finn, Manager of Process Technology, Costain Natural Resources, UK 'This is a wide ranging book providing the reader with much more information than that necessary to just support the engineering of a gas plant. Having introduced the fundamental science of natural gas, it covers sources, products, transportation and economics of natural gas production, before covering all the unit operations involved in gas treatment to meet product specifications. Additional sections are included covering control systems, dynamic simulation, environmental aspects, maximizing gas plant profitability and gas plant project management, and these contribute to what is a holistic handbook that will educate all those who wish to learn about the subject.' --Jon Lewis, Vice President of Gas Processing and Sulfur Recovery, Advisian, WorleyParsons Group, UK 'This book comes at a critical time when many nations are shifting to an increasingly higher percentage of natural gas use within their range of energy sources. Giving the reader a comprehensive insight into the natural gas transmission and processing industry, this book will prove invaluable in orienting the newcomer and extending the scope of understanding of the veteran.' --Lorenzo Micucci, Manager of Technology and Markets Research, Siirtec Nigi, Italy 'A very useful handbook that covers topics that others have missed. Highly recommended for any professionals who are involved with the natural gas transmission and processing industry. The authors are experts in their field and provide high quality coverage of subjects that are current and of practical use to long time professionals as well as newcomers. The material is quite comprehensive and covers all aspects of natural gas making this a need to have reference book.' --Dr. Thomas H. Wines, Director of Applications Development, Pall Corporation, USA 'This comprehensive reference book covers all technical aspects of natural gas transmission and processing in a very practical manner. Contrary to other books, it is pleasant to read, and the information, always accurate, can be found easily. Very importantly, it also describes emerging trends and helps to understand what the future of Gas Processing could look like.' --Alexandre Terrigeol, Sales and Technical Manager, CECA Molecular Sieves, France 'The reader will find the information on gas handling from the wellhead to the consumer to be not only be informative, but to be presented with an eye toward practical applications and with an operations understanding. The comprehensive coverage of the subjects makes it a useful guide to those new to the natural gas transmission and processing industry and a ready reference for more experienced engineers.' --Michael J. Mitariten, Senior Director, Natural Gas and Biogas Separations, Air Liquide, USA 'This excellent handbook gives a comprehensive insight into the complete natural gas transmission and processing industry. As such, it is the perfect companion for young process engineering graduates just starting to learn the business, as well as for more experienced engineers looking for a desktop reference book. I enjoyed especially the fine balance the authors found between the introduction of each process step, the description of the most important process design principles (including safety and environmental), and the so important (and sometimes forgotten) operational aspects of efficiently and safely running the plant. I especially liked the chapter on 'Real-Time Optimization of Gas Processing Plants' as it covers the practical requirements of advanced process control, real time optimization, and the underlying process models and it rounds it all up with a detailed description of a successful real-life example.' --Dr. Michael Brodkorb, EMEA Software Consulting Manager, Honeywell Process Solutions, Spain 'This comprehensive book provides in-depth coverage of all technical aspects of natural gas transmission and processing, beyond those addressed in other books. This is a 'must addition' to library of anyone working in the midstream and downstream sectors of natural gas utilization to achieve higher career goals. I commend the authors’ continuous effort to make it an excellent source book for all professionals, engineers, and scientists in the natural gas industry.' --Dr. Suresh C. Sharma, ONEOK Chair Professor and Director of Natural Gas Engineering and Management, University of Oklahoma, USA 'This book is a major contribution to the professional literature and will serve as a valuable desk reference for scientists, researchers, and engineers working in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors of natural gas industry. Literature references for in-depth study enhance the reference aspect of this comprehensive work. The organization of materials also permits flexibility in designing courses in the gas processing field for university students in chemical/petroleum engineering curricula.' --Dr. Kenneth R. Hall, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar 'This comprehensive book provides a state-of-the-art treatment of the different aspects of natural gas transmission and processing from the fundamental principles to the latest technology developments. It is a unique reference for all professionals involved in natural gas industry and an excellent textbook for graduate programs on the subject.' --Dr. Valerio Cozzani, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of Post-Graduate Program on Oil & Gas Process Design, University of Bologna, Italy 'Natural gas transmission and processing industry requires engineers to be provided with books and materials that would help them put their best effort towards understanding the many complex concepts. In spite of the tremendous pressure experienced by the professionals, there is a lack of adequate support material. This comprehensive book, which is the first example of its kind with a massive coverage of subjects, is a great step towards this endeavor. An impressive feature of this book is the high competence of authors who are perfectly versed in their areas of specialization.' --Dr. Jean-Noël JAUBERT, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of the Thermodynamics and Energy Research Group, University of Lorraine, France 'This unique handbook, written by internationally renowned gas-engineering experts, is a major contribution to the professional and scholarly literature, offering an excellent coverage of key topics in the natural gas supply chain. It addresses the principles, practices, advanced technologies, new issues and challenges related to the natural gas transmission and processing industry, which have not been addressed in depth in any existing books. I recommend it highly, as a reference and textbook.' --Dr. Brian F. Towler, Professor and Chair of Petroleum Engineering, University of Queensland, Australia 'This is a comprehensive handbook that provides a wide and detailed coverage of the different aspects of natural gas transmission and processing, representing a valuable guide for scientists, researchers, university students, and engineers working in the relevant fields. It is the reference book for my research group when we need some tips on natural gas processing.' --Dr. Laura A. Pellegrini, Professor of Chemical Plants and Director of Graduate and Post-Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy Read more About the Author Saeid Mokhatab is one of the most recognizable names in the natural gas community through his contributions to advancing the technologies in the natural gas processing industry. He has been actively involved in different aspects of several large-scale gas processing projects, from conceptual design through plant startup and operations support. He has presented on gas processing technologies worldwide and has published 300 technical papers and two renowned Elsevier’s handbooks in collaboration with leading experts from the largest international engineering companies and prominent process licensors. His numerous publications, which are widely read and highly respected, have set the technical standards in the natural gas processing industry and are considered by many as major references to be used for any gas processing/LNG project in development. He founded the world’s first peer-reviewed journal devoted to natural gas science and engineering (published by Elsevier, the United States) and has held editorial positions for many scientific journals/book publishing companies in the hydrocarbon processing industry. He has also served as a member of technical committees for several professional societies and acclaimed gas processing conferences worldwide. As a result of his outstanding work in the natural gas industry, he has received a number of international awards and medals, and his biography has been listed in highly prestigious directories.William A. “Bill” Poe is a Senior Principal Technical Consultant at AVEVA, the United States. He has over 35 years of international business and industrial experience in design, operations and project management of gas processing plants with a special focus on automation, multivariable predictive control (MPC), advanced process control (APC), optimization design and implementation, and real-time performance monitoring. Bill started his career at Shell Oil Company, USA, in 1981, working over a decade in natural gas processing plants operations and engineering as well as management of multimillion-dollar projects. In 1993, he joined Continental Controls to lead the process engineering department in support of executing contracts with the Gas Research Institute, USA, where he developed new multivariable control applications in the natural gas industry. After joining GE as part of the Continental Controls acquisition, he became vice president of this division of GE where his responsibilities included direction of product development, projects, technical sales support, and customer service for multivariable control and optimization applications in the natural gas industry. In 2001, Bill joined Invensys Process Systems, USA, where he has developed APC and Optimization Master Plans for international companies such as Saudi Aramco, ADNOC, Statoil, and PDVSA, as well as automation and advanced process control feasibility studies for over 100 natural gas processing plants worldwide. After Schneider Electric acquired Invensys Process Systems in 2014 and merged its software division with AVEVA in 2018, he has continued to work with the top gas processing companies. Bill is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, has authored or co-authored more than 60 technical papers, and made numerous technical presentations at prestigious international conferences. He received the GE Innovators Award in 1999 and attained the Invensys Circle of Excellence in 2011.John Y. Mak is a Senior Fellow and Technical Director at Fluor, the United States, and leads the technology and design development for Fluor chemical and energy division. He is the technical expert and SME with Fluor for over 40 years and has been leading major oil and gas, petrochemical and refinery projects from conceptual designs, feasibility studies, FEED development, detailed engineering, to plant start-up and performance testing. John has made contributions to innovations in natural gas treating and processing, NGL recovery, LNG liquefaction and regasification, synthesis gas purification, and carbon capture methods. John is the co-author of the Handbook of Liquefied Natural Gas, first edition (2013) published by Elsevier, the United States. He has published over 80 technical papers and has frequently presented his findings at technical conferences such as GPA Midstream Convention, GPA Europe, Laurance Reid Gas Conditioning Conference, LNG Summit, Offshore Technology Conference, GASTECH, and China Coal Forum. John is the inventor of over 90 patents and patent pending processes. John is specializing in more complex NGL recovery designs for conventional and unconventional gases, treating high CO2 content gases using physical solvents, acid gas removal with amines, cryogenic nitrogen rejection and helium recovery. Read more

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Water Treatment Grade 1 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Pdf Engineering Water Treatment Grade 1 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Pdf:Water Treatment Grade 1 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO.AWWA’s Principles and Practices of Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level.Water Treatment, Grade 1, is organized into 21 chapters addressing core test content on certification exams. Chapters discuss regulations, operator math and chemistry, and specific treatment processes in detail. Other chapters cover water quality testing, electrical and monitoring systems, treatment plant safety, and monitoring and recording requirements. Everything you need to know to pass your Grade 1 exam is included in this book.To reinforce learning, the book includes full-color illustrations and links to video clips, as well as questions at the end of each chapter.Key Features:- Developed in accordance with the latest ABC criteria- Focuses on specific experience and certification level- Includes additional study questions at the end of each chapter- Access to more than 100 videos for additional learning is included

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A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

Pdf Engineering A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas

Pdf:A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas.Review “Ambitious…. Briggle excels in the abstract. His ability to apply philosophic treatises from Socrates to Hobbes to Kant to the dilemma of the oil and gas boom sweeping this country is admirable…. [He] is lucid in describing a system that by anyone’s analysis favors the rights of those who own the oil and gas beneath the ground over those who live atop it.” - James Osborne, Dallas Morning News“Out of the university and into the streets, Briggle brings the practice of 'field philosophy' to the question of whether fracking is feckless or feasible…It is a fraught story, but Briggle tells it warmly and cogently, exploring both the interpersonal relationships involved and some of the geological science behind fracking.” - Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review“In this blunt yet hopeful chronology, Briggle confers with scientists, engineers, policy makers, and fellow citizens to gain a broad overview of fracking…. Briggle’s philosophical framing of the conversation sets his work apart and helps provide further insight on this divisive topic.” - Publishers Weekly“This rousing account of a great people's victory is also the occasion for some real reflection about the mad push forward now degrading the planet in deep and desperate ways.” - Bill McKibben, author of Deep Economy“As extreme energy extraction moves next to backyards and playgrounds, where do we draw the line between reasonable risk and recklessness? You owe it to your children and your grandchildren to read this book.” - Helen Slottje, architect of the New York state fracking ban and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize“Briggle offers a compelling look at the environmental issues and a broader look at citizen engagement in ethics and social policy.” - Vanessa Bush, Booklist“Through the story of Denton and his theory of innovation, Briggle shows us how the Texas government is a subsidiary of oil and gas corporate interests, not a government 'of, by, or for the people.'” - Lon Burnham, former representative for Texas House District 90“Briggle beautifully captures how the mad rush to drill and frack this country has led to one of the fastest-growing grassroots movements in American history. When we finally ban fracking across the world, it will be because strong communities like Denton, Texas, showed us the way.” - Josh Fox, director of Gasland and Gasland 2 Read more About the Author Adam Briggle teaches philosophy at the University of North Texas in Denton, where he also serves on a citizens' advisory group. He contributes to Slate, Salon, Truthout, and other publications. His work and the Denton story have been featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, BBC, NPR, Washington Post, and Newsweek. Read more

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Water Treatment Grade 2 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Pdf Engineering Water Treatment Grade 2 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Pdf:Water Treatment Grade 2 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO.AWWA’s Principles and Practices of Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level.Water Treatment, Grade 2, is organized into 22 chapters addressing core test content on certification exams. Chapters discuss regulations, operator math and chemistry, and specific treatment processes in detail. Other chapters cover water quality testing, electrical and monitoring systems, treatment plant safety, and monitoring and recording requirements. Everything you need to know to pass your Grade 2 exam is included in this book.To reinforce learning, the book includes full-color illustrations and links to video clips, as well as questions at the end of each chapter.Key Features:- Developed in accordance with current ABC criteria- Focused on specific experience and certification level- Includes additional study questions at the end of each chapter- Refers to more than 100 videos for additional training

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Water Treatment Grades 3 and 4 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Pdf Engineering Water Treatment Grades 3 and 4 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO

Pdf:Water Treatment Grades 3 and 4 WSO: AWWA Water System Operations WSO.AWWA’s Principles and Practices of Water System Operations (WSO) series is the leading operator certification training, aligned with current Association of Boards of Certification (ABC) Need-to-Know criteria and offering training based on experience and certification level.Water Treatment, Grades 3 and 4, is organized into 15 chapters addressing core test content on certification exams. Chapters discuss regulations, operator math and chemistry, and specific treatment processes in detail. Other chapters cover water quality testing, electrical and monitoring systems, treatment plant safety, and monitoring and recording requirements. Everything you need to know to pass your Grade 3 & 4 exam is included in this book.To reinforce learning, the book includes full-color illustrations and links to video clips, as well as questions at the end of each chapter.Key Features:- Developed in accordance with the latest ABC criteria- Focuses on specific experience and certification level- Includes additional study questions at the end of each chapter- Access to more than 100 videos for additional learning is included

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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

Pdf Engineering The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

Pdf:The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author.Review 'Winner of the 2007 Anderson Medal, Society for Nautical Research''Winner of the 2007 Bronze Medal in Finance/Investment/Economics, Independent Publisher Book Awards''Shortlisted for the 2006 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year''Honorable Mention for the 2006 John Lyman Book Award, Science and Technology category, North American Society for Ocean History''One of Financial Times (FT.com) Best Business Books of 2013 (chosen by guest critic Bill Gates, Chairman of Microsoft)''One of the most significant, yet least noticed, economic developments of the last few decades [was] the transformation of international shipping. . . . The idea of containerization was simple: to move trailer-size loads of goods seamlessly among trucks, trains and ships, without breaking bulk. . . . Along the way, even the most foresighted people made mistakes and lost millions. . . . [A] classic tale of trial and error, and of creative destruction.'---Virginia Postrel, The New York Times'Marc Levinson's concern is business history on a grand scale. He tells a moral tale. There are villains ... and there is one larger than life hero: Malcom McLean. . . . Levinson has produced a fascinating exposition of the romance of the steel container. I'll never look at a truck in the same way again.'---Howard Davies, The Times'Like much of today's international cargo, Marc Levinson's The Box arrives 'just in time.'. . . It is a tribute to the box itself that far-off places matter so much to us now: It has eased trade, sped up delivery, lowered prices and widened the offering of goods everywhere. Not bad for something so simple and self-contained.'---Tim W. Ferguson, The Wall Street Journal'[A] smart, engaging book. . . . Mr. Levinson makes a persuasive case that the container has been woefully underappreciated. . . . [T]he story he tells is that of a classic disruptive technology: the world worked in one fashion before the container came onto the scene, and in a completely different fashion after it took hold.'---Joe Nocera, The New York Times'By artfully weaving together the nuts and bolts of what happened at which port with the grand sweep of economic history, Levinson has produced a marvelous read for anyone who cares about how the interconnected world economy came to be.'---Neil Irwin, Washington Post Read more From the Back Cover 'The continuous decline of ocean shipping costs in the last 40 years is rarely credited for the growth of global trade in contemporary literature. Don't miss this amazing history.'--George Stalk, Boston Consulting Group and author of Surviving the China Riptide'An excellent piece of work.'--Bruce Nelson, Dartmouth College'This book is dynamite. The experts who tell you the transistor and microchips changed the world are off base. The ugly, unglamorous, little-noticed shipping container has changed the world. Without it, there would be no globalization, no Wal-Mart, maybe even no high-tech. And what looks like low-tech is in fact a breathtaking technological innovation. Marc Levinson's sparkling and authoritative story is great fun to read, but it is spectacular economic history as well.'--Peter L. Bernstein, author of Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk'Fascinating, informative, wonderfully historicized. This is a terrific untold story.'--Nelson Lichtenstein, University of California, Santa Barbara, and editor of Wal-Mart: the Face of Twenty-First Century Capitalism'The adoption of the modern shipping container may be a close second to the Internet in the way it has changed our lives. It has made products from every corner of the world commonplace and accessible everywhere. It has dramatically cut the cost of transportation and thereby made outsourcing a significant issue. It has transformed the world's port cities, and more. This book, very nicely written, makes a fascinating set of true stories of an apparently mundane subject, and dramatically illustrates how simple innovations can transform our lives.'--William Baumol, Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, author of The Free-Market Innovation Machine'In the second half of the twentieth century, an innovation came along that would transform the way the world did business. . . . I'm not talking about software. I'm talking about the shipping industry, and in particular an innovation you might not have thought much about: the shipping container. It is the subject of an excellent book I read this summer called The Box. . . . The story of this transition is fascinating and reason enough to read the book. But in subtle ways The Box also challenges commonly held views about business and the role of innovation.'--Bill Gates, Gatesnotes Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

Pdf Engineering The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author

Pdf:The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger - Second Edition with a new chapter by the author.In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in transportation costs that containerization brought about. But the container didn't just happen. Its adoption required huge sums of money, both from private investors and from ports that aspired to be on the leading edge of a new technology. It required years of high-stakes bargaining with two of the titans of organized labor, Harry Bridges and Teddy Gleason, as well as delicate negotiations on standards that made it possible for almost any container to travel on any truck or train or ship. Ultimately, it took McLean's success in supplying U.S. forces in Vietnam to persuade the world of the container's potential. Drawing on previously neglected sources, economist Marc Levinson shows how the container transformed economic geography, devastating traditional ports such as New York and London and fueling the growth of previously obscure ones, such as Oakland. By making shipping so cheap that industry could locate factories far from its customers, the container paved the way for Asia to become the world's workshop and brought consumers a previously unimaginable variety of low-cost products from around the globe. Published in hardcover on the fiftieth anniversary of the first container voyage, this is the first comprehensive history of the shipping container. Now with a new chapter, The Box tells the dramatic story of how the drive and imagination of an iconoclastic entrepreneur turned containerization from an impractical idea into a phenomenon that transformed economic geography, slashed transportation costs, and made the boom in global trade possible.

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Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race,a nd Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession

Pdf Engineering Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race,a nd Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession

Pdf:Designing for Diversity: Gender, Race,a nd Ethnicity in the Architectural Profession.Review 'Kathryn Anthony is one of architecture's leading voices of conscience. Authoritative and authentic, disturbing yet hopeful, Designing for Diversity brilliantly exposes and analyzes the profession's perennial struggles with diversity. There is no more important reading for anyone interested in the future of architecture education and practice.'--Lee D. Mitgang, coauthor of Building Community: A New Future for Architecture Education and Practice'Kathryn Anthony gives an insider's view of some not-readily-visible aspects of the architectural profession. She reports on groups we may not have noticed, work we have not seen, voices we rarely hear, and experiences not all of us have had. . . . Some harsh appraisals depict conditions we wish did not exist in our profession, but they suggest how architecture can be made more responsive than it now is to a broadening world. If the future of architecture includes diverse people joined in a shared endeavor, their diversity will increase the scope of our work and add further layers of meaning, involvement, artistry--and fun--to our lives.'--Denise Scott Brown, senior partner, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates'Anthony makes a pioneering contribution to the field by effectively arguing beyond the moral high ground that discrimination in the architectural classroom and workplace is abusive, illegal, and intolerable. She convincingly shows how the lack of diversity injures the entire profession and provides strategies for change. Once read, there should be no excuses left for maintaining the status quo.'--Leslie Kanes Weisman, author of Discrimination by Design: A Feminist Critique of the Man-Made Environment Read more Book Description Providing hard data for trends that many perceive only vaguely and some deny altogether, Designing for Diversity reveals a profession rife with gender and racial discrimination and examines the aspects of architectural practice that hinder or support the full participation of women and persons of color. Drawing on interviews and surveys of hundreds of architects, Kathryn H. Anthony outlines some of the forms of discrimination that recur most frequently in architecture: being offered added responsibility without a commensurate rise in position, salary, or credit; not being allowed to engage in client contact, field experience, or construction supervision; and being confined to certain kinds of positions, typically interior design for women, government work for African Americans, and computer-aided design for Asian American architects.Anthony discusses the profession's attitude toward flexible schedules, part-time contracts, and the demands of family and identifies strategies that have helped underrepresented individuals advance in the profession, especially establishing a strong relationship with a mentor. She also observes a strong tendency for underrepresented architects to leave mainstream practice, either establishing their own firms, going into government or corporate work, or abandoning the field altogether.Given the traditional mismatch between diverse consumers and predominantly white male producers of the built environment, plus the shifting population balance toward communities of color, Anthony contends that the architectural profession staves off true diversity at its own peril. Designing for Diversity argues convincingly that improving the climate for nontraditional architects will do much to strengthen architecture as a profession. Practicing architects, managers of firms, and educators will learn how to create conditions more welcoming to a diversity of users as well as designers of the built environment. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Building Products for the Enterprise: Product Management in Enterprise Software

Pdf Engineering Building Products for the Enterprise: Product Management in Enterprise Software

Pdf:Building Products for the Enterprise: Product Management in Enterprise Software.Review 'There are a lot of product management book about startups and how to introduce product management at your company. But where are the books about product management at large enterprise SaaS companies? Building Products for the Enterprise is an excellent 'how-to' for product managers who have found themselves at these growing enterprises where product management is encouraged (and expected) to truly be a business driver.'- Kathryn Murphy, Vice President of Product Management, Salesforce Commerce Cloud'In their book, Blair and Ben lay out the key principles of product management that allow companies to conquer the software markets they discover, rather than getting lost in a produce maze of their own creation.'- Andrew Montaleni, Cofounder and CTO of Parse.ly'Great product managers are master jugglers and expert tea leaf readers. This book is a guide in how to perfect both. I recommend it to anyone looking to learn more about product management for enterprise software.'- Joe Colopy, CEO/Cofounder of Bronto Software, CEO/Cofounder of PeopleLove'Building Products for the Enterprise is one of those rare books that really helps you understand a particular job - that of product management... Read this book if you are interested in - and want to master - the field.'- Brett Hurt, founder of Coremetrics, Bazaarvoice, data.world and Hurt Family Investments Read more About the Author Blair Reeves is a principal product manager at SAS Software, and has previously held senior product and leadership roles at Demandware (now the Salesforce Commerce Cloud) and IBM. He speaks, writes, and consults on product management in enterprise software, remote workforces, and other topics. Blair is an avid hiker, writes and codes creatively, and believes inspired products are built first in the gym. He has an annoying Twitter habit at @BlairReeves.Ben Gaines is a Group Product Manager for Adobe Analytics Cloud. In this role, he works closely with Adobe customers to understand their needs and guide the product strategy to address their most pressing problems. A native Bostonian transplanted to Salt Lake City, Ben plays basketball compulsively, and also enjoys cooking, tourism, and playing with his four kids. You can consume Ben's every waking thought on Twitter at @benjamingaines. Read more

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Building Products for the Enterprise: Product Management in Enterprise Software

Pdf Engineering Building Products for the Enterprise: Product Management in Enterprise Software

Pdf:Building Products for the Enterprise: Product Management in Enterprise Software.If you’re new to software product management or just want to learn more about it, there’s plenty of advice available—but most of it is geared toward consumer products. Creating high-quality software for the enterprise involves a much different set of challenges. In this practical book, two expert product managers provide straightforward guidance for people looking to join the thriving enterprise market.Authors Blair Reeves and Benjamin Gaines explain critical differences between enterprise and consumer products, and deliver strategies for overcoming challenges when building for the enterprise. You’ll learn how to cultivate knowledge of your organization, the products you build, and the industry you serve.Explore why:Identifying customer vs user problems is an enterprise project manager’s main challengeEffective collaboration requires in-depth knowledge of the organizationAnalyzing data is key to understanding why users buy and retain your productHaving experience in the industry you’re building products for is valuableProduct longevity depends on knowing where the industry isheaded

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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Pdf Engineering The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Pdf:The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.Review “Filled with colorful characters and inspiring lessons . . . The Idea Factory explores one of the most critical issues of our time: What causes innovation?” — Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review“Riveting . . . Mr. Gertner’s portraits of Kelly and the cadre of talented scientists who worked at Bell Labs are animated by a journalistic ability to make their discoveries and inventions utterly comprehensible—indeed, thrilling—to the lay reader. And they showcase, too, his novelistic sense of character and intuitive understanding of the odd ways in which clashing or compatible personalities can combine to foster intensely creative collaborations.” — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“One of the best innovation-focused books I've read: It's a wide-ranging, detailed, and deeply fascinating look at the New Jersey lab which has been churning out useful discoveries since the early 1900s.” — The Boston Globe“Fascinating history . . . the research behind The Idea Factory is astonishing.” — Slate Book Review“Compelling . . . Gertner's book offers fascinating evidence for those seeking to understand how a society should best invest its research resources.” — The Wall Street Journal“An expansive new history . . . does an impressive job of illuminating many of Bell Labs’ key technological triumphs.” — Wired.com Read more About the Author Jon Gertner grew up in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, just a few hundred yards away from Bell Labs. He has been a writer for the New York Times Magazine since 2004 and is an editor at Fast Company magazine. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and two children. Read more

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Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It

Pdf Engineering Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It

Pdf:Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution―and Why America Might Miss It.Review “A timely and urgent look at how America is sacrificing its digital future, productivity, connectivity, social mobility, entrepreneurial growth, education, and every other public good, thanks to rapacious telcos, scumbag lobbyists, and negligent, cash-hungry politicians. . . . You should be reading this.”—Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing“Crawford convinces with impeccable journalism and empathetic portraits of rural communities and low-income cities in distress, the ails of which could be much alleviated by a large-scale federal investment in fiber optic connections . . .  Crawford’s work is both refreshing and potent in how it clinically identifies the problem, and proposes a straightforward, feasible solution.” —Publishers Weekly“Essential reading.” —Kirkus Reviews, (starred review)“Crawford’s narrative is a damning indictment, grounded in facts, and a critically important story. But Fiber also offers a way out of connectivity misery.”—Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Science“Trenchant and personal.”—Foreign Affairs “If we can just finish the last mile for fiber to reach into households, Susan Crawford shows, we can unleash a revolution of economic growth, education, and health, and address inequality in a whole new way. Crawford shifts effortlessly from the heights of policy to the literal ground level and shows us the way.”—Anthony Marx, President, New York Public Library  'By vividly describing a world filled with fiber-enabled technology as well as the perils and possibilities for achieving it, Susan Crawford has written a playbook for a fairer and more prosperous United States.'—Andy Berke, Mayor, Chattanooga, Tennessee“Engaging and accessible … An indictment of national regulatory politics and crony capitalism and a love story about the plucky local governments overcoming the odds to bring their own communities into the twenty-first century.  A microcosm of what ails America—and what nonetheless can give us hope.”—Yochai Benkler, Harvard Law School        Read more About the Author Susan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor at Harvard Law School. She lives in New York City and Cambridge, Mass.   Read more

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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Pdf Engineering The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

Pdf:The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation.In The Idea Factory, New York Times Magazine writer Jon Gertner reveals how Bell Labs served as an incubator for scientific innovation from the 1920s through the 1980s. In its heyday, Bell Labs boasted nearly 15,000 employees, 1200 of whom held PhDs and 13 of whom won Nobel Prizes. Thriving in a work environment that embraced new ideas, Bell Labs scientists introduced concepts that still propel many of today's most exciting technologies.

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Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love, Second Edition

Pdf Engineering Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love, Second Edition

Pdf:Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love, Second Edition.How do today's most successful tech companies - Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla - design, develop, and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently from the vast majority of tech companies. In Inspired, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides listeners with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love - and that will work for your business. With sections on assembling the right people and skillsets, discovering the right product, embracing an effective yet lightweight process, and creating a strong product culture, listeners can take the information they learn and immediately leverage it within their own organizations - dramatically improving their own product efforts. Whether you're an early stage start-up working to get to product/market fit or a growth-stage company working to scale your product organization or a large, long-established company trying to regain your ability to consistently deliver new value for your customers, Inspired will take you and your product organization to a new level of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success. Filled with the author's own personal stories - and profiles of some of today's most successful product managers and technology-powered product companies, including Adobe, Apple, BBC, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix - Inspired will show you how to turn up the dial of your own product efforts, creating technology products your customers love. The first edition of Inspired, published 10 years ago, established itself as the primary reference for technology product managers and can be found on the shelves of nearly every successful technology product company worldwide. This thoroughly updated second edition shares the same objective of being the most valuable resource for technology product managers, yet it is completely new - sharing the latest practices and techniques of today's most successful tech product companies and the men and women behind every great product.

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INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

Pdf Engineering INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

Pdf:INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love.From the Inside Flap How do today's most successful tech companies—Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla—define, design and develop the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently than the vast majority of tech companies. In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff an empowered and effective product organization, and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love—and that will work for your business. With sections on assembling the right people and skills, discovering the right product, embracing an effective yet lightweight process, scaling the product organization, and creating a strong product culture, readers can take the information they learn and immediately leverage it within their own organizations—dramatically improving their own product efforts. Whether you're an early stage startup working to get to product/market fit, or a growth-stage company working to scale your organization, or a large, long-established company trying to regain your ability to consistently deliver new value for your customers, INSPIRED will take you and your product organization to a new level of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success. Filled with the author's own personal stories—and profiles of some of today's most-successful product managers and technology-powered product companies, including Adobe, Apple, BBC, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix—INSPIRED will show you how to turn up the dial of your own product efforts, creating technology products your customers love. The first edition of INSPIRED, published ten years ago, established itself as the primary reference for technology product managers, and can be found on the shelves of nearly every successful technology product company worldwide. This thoroughly updated second edition shares the same objective of being the most valuable resource for technology product managers, yet it is completely new—sharing the latest practices and techniques of today's most-successful tech product companies, and the men and women behind every great product. Read more From the Back Cover PRAISE FOR INSPIRED 'It is rare to find someone like Marty who has impacted early founders, high-growth startups, and multi-billion dollar companies over decades through his product leadership. So when he decides to distill his knowledge in a book, it becomes a must read!' —Avid Larizadeh Duggan, General Partner, GV (Google Ventures) 'If you only have one book on product management, this is the one.' —Chad Dickerson, Former CEO, Etsy 'This book was a catalyst for helping us transform how we organize and operate. Marty gave us a compelling case for change, actionable steps, and the fundamental truths to keep us on course.' —Ann Yauger, AVP Product, CarMax 'When I was a product leader, I experienced a fair bit of accidental successes and puzzling failures. Marty's writing has helped me understand how product managers and product organizations really should work. I wish I'd had this book years ago.' —Jeff Patton, Agile Product Leadership Coach 'I don't know of any other person who has the breadth and depth of knowledge and insight in Product Management that Marty possesses. This is not your typical business book where you skim it in 30 minutes and wonder why it was worth $14.99. INSPIRED is a book you can study, discuss, use to teach, show to your management, and use as a force for change in your company or in your career.' —Kyrie Robinson, VP User Experience, Chegg 'INSPIRED was an invaluable resource to me and the Heroku team when we were scaling through the challenging 50-150 employee phase. This book should be on the shelf of anyone in a product leadership position.' —Adam Wiggins, Co-Founder, Heroku 'The first edition of INSPIRED shaped my thinking as a young product manager, and I now assign it to my students to make sure they are making the right things in the right way. INSPIRED teaches you to think like Silicon Valley's smartest product managers.' —Christina Wodtke, Author, Professor, and Startup Advisor 'Product Management is the art and science of creating the products that give each company its existence. It's the core of a business. For the digital world, Marty Cagan helps you understand and master Product Management like no other. This is essential reading to remain relevant tomorrow.' —Frerk-Malte Feller, Workplace by Facebook 'When asked what product is, and how companies can accelerate growth, I always start with 'read INSPIRED and then we can talk.'' —Sarah Bernard, VP Product, Jet.com 'When Marty talks and writes about product, it becomes clear that his knowledge is based on walking the walk. He knows the difference between great technology, and great products based on great technology.' —Bjorn Carlson, Engineering Team Lead, Google Cloud Platform Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular

Pdf Engineering The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular

Pdf:The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular.Review Reflections on The Future of Packaging   “Plastics came of age in the 1950s, changing manufacturing forever. By telling the story that leads us to today’s linear packaging model, I illustrate that designing into the circular systems that came before it can be a short journey back.” — Attila Turos, former Lead, Future of Production Initiative, World Economic Forum   “In The Future of Packaging, we talk about the modern problem of waste, how packaging fits into that, and how we can design out of it. It is important to explain the forces that catalyzed the first formal recycling programs in the United States, defining the need to scale up on today’s systems.” — Christine “Christie” Todd Whitman, President, The Whitman Strategy Group; former Governor of New Jersey; and former administrator, Environmental Protection Agency   “Moving away from the linear take-make-waste model is an ethical imperative. In my chapter, I talk about the fragmented global recycling system and how investing in it presents opportunity for innovation, jobs creation, education, and, above all, prosperity.” — Jean-Marc Boursier, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Finance and Recycling & Recovery (Northern Europe), SUEZ   “Whether you are a packaging manufacturer, small business, local government, or consumer, this book will transform the issues we’ve avoided into ones we are motivated to tackle head-on. My chapter calls for a paradigm shift in producer responsibility, placing waste and materials management in the hands of the producer as an asset, not a burden.” — Scott Cassel, founder and CEO, Product Stewardship Institute   'Almost everything is technically recyclable, so why do we have so much waste? Improving our recycling system will help us turn more waste into worth. When we view recycling in terms of supply and demand, it is much easier to see where system advancements are needed. We hope The Future of Packaging brings this to life and shows how each of us can do our part to keep our environment and oceans free from litter.”  — Stephen Sikra, Associate Director, Corporate R&D, The Procter & Gamble Company    “Nearly every packaging ‘innovation’ that has made products lighter, less expensive, and more convenient can’t be recycled through public programs . . . and is thrown away after one use. In this book, we deep dive into the lightweighting trend and ways to maximize value for packages through design.” — Chris Daly, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Europe & Sub Saharan Africa, PepsiCo   “Packaging can be an important ally to help prevent waste, even for high-end products that often use excessive or nonrecyclable materials. My chapter has tips to help designers create premium yet sustainable packages—along with examples of brands that got it ‘just right.’” — Lisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, Packaging Digest   “Packaging design isn’t just about the package but the processes associated with manufacturing, transporting, and distributing it. In this book, I bring the often-unseen preconsumer waste stream to light.” — Tony Dunnage, Group Director, Manufacturing Sustainability, Unilever   “The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular is today’s handbook for designing out of a world that feeds people a skewed version of what they need to be prosperous and brands a narrow view of what they can do to be profitable . . . Consumers care about where their products come from and what happens after they are done with them. Brands and designers need to pay attention.” — KoAnn Vikoren Skrzyniarz, founder and CEO, Sustainable Life Media and Sustainable Brands   “Consumers reward brands that make the responsible choice the easy one . . . Brands must today ask themselves, ‘How do we enable responsible consumption?’ The Future of Packaging is a resource for companies doing this heavy lifting.”  — Virginie Helias, Vice President, Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble   “Leading the change you wish to see in your company can be challenging. The Future of Packaging contains practical models and powerful examples to champion sustainable programs. In my chapter, I take you through how we stewarded circular initiatives at Procter & Gamble and my insights for applying these at a company of any size.” — Lisa Jennings, Vice President, Global Hair Acceleration, Procter & Gamble Read more About the Author Tom Szaky is the founder of TerraCycle (www.terracycle.com), an international company with upwards of 50,000 followers, which he started during his freshman year at Princeton University. Tom has personally won more than 100 awards for entrepreneurship; he blogs for the New York Times, Treehugger, the Huffington Post, and a number of other major websites. Tom is also the star of the National Geographic Channel TV show Garbage Moguls.And 15 Industry Leaders in Innovation and SustainabilityAttila Turos, Former Lead, Future of Production Initiative, World Economic Forum Christine 'Christie' Todd Whitman, President, The Whitman Strategy Group; Former Governor of New Jersey; Former Administrator, Environmental Protection AgencyJean-Marc Boursier, Group Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Recycling & Recovery (Northern Europe), SUEZScott Cassel, Founder and CEO, Product Stewardship InstituteStephen Sikra, Associate Director, Corporate R&D, Procter & GambleRon Gonen, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer, Closed Loop Partners; Cofounder and Former CEO, Recyclebank; Former Deputy Commissioner for Recycling and Sustainability, New York City Department of SanitationMichael Manna, Founder and Managing Director, Organic Recycling SolutionsChris Daly, Vice President, Sustainability, Europe, PepsiCoLisa McTigue Pierce, Executive Editor, Packaging DigestTony Dunnage, Group Director, Manufacturing Sustainability, UnileverKoAnn Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Life Media, producers of Sustainable BrandsRaphael Bemporad and Liz Schroeter Courtney, BBMGVirginie Helias, Vice President, Global Sustainability, Procter & GambleLisa Jennings, Vice President, Global Hair Acceleration, Procter & Gamble Read more

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The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular

Pdf Engineering The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular

Pdf:The Future of Packaging: From Linear to Circular.Only 35 percent of the 240 million metric tons of waste generated in the US alone gets recycled, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. This extraordinary collection shows how manufacturers can move from a one-way take-make-waste economy that is burying the world in waste to a circular, make-use recycle economy.   Steered by Tom Szaky, recycling pioneer, eco-capitalist, and founder and CEO of TerraCycle, each chapter is coauthored by an expert in his or her field. From the distinct perspectives of government leaders, consumer-packaged-goods companies, waste-management firms, and more, the audiobook explores current issues of production and consumption, practical steps for improving packaging and reducing waste today, and big ideas and concepts that can be carried forward.  Intended to help every business from a small start-up to a large established consumer product company, this audiobook serves as a source of knowledge and inspiration. The message from these pioneers is not to scale back, but to innovate upward. They offer nothing less than a guide to designing ourselves out of waste and into abundance.

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Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

Pdf Engineering Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs

Pdf:Creative Selection: Inside Apple's Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs.An insider's account of Apple's creative process during the golden years of Steve Jobs.Hundreds of millions of people use Apple products every day; several thousand work on Apple's campus in Cupertino, California; but only a handful sit at the drawing board.Creative Selection recounts the life of one of the few who worked behind the scenes, a highly respected software engineer who worked in the final years of the Steve Jobs era - the Golden Age of Apple. Ken Kocienda offers an inside look at Apple's creative process. For 15 years, he was on the ground floor of the company as a specialist, directly responsible for experimenting with novel user interface concepts and writing powerful, easy-to-use software for products including the iPhone, the iPad, and the Safari web browser. His stories explain the symbiotic relationship between software and product development for those who have never dreamed of programming a computer and reveal what it was like to work on the cutting edge of technology at one of the world's most admired companies.Kocienda shares moments of struggle and success, crisis and collaboration, illuminating each with lessons learned over his Apple career. He introduces the essential elements of innovation - inspiration, collaboration, craft, diligence, decisiveness, taste, and empathy - and uses these as a lens through which to understand productive work culture. An insider's tale of creativity and innovation at Apple, Creative Selection shows listeners how a small group of people developed an evolutionary design model and how they used this methodology to make groundbreaking and intuitive software that countless millions use every day.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Steve Jobs. La biografía

Pdf Engineering Steve Jobs. La biografía

Pdf:Steve Jobs. La biografía.La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs, el fundador de Apple, escrita con su colaboración.Tras más de cuarenta entrevistas con Steve Jobs y con un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, esta es la biografía definitiva de uno de los iconos indiscutibles de nuestro tiempo, del genio cuya creatividad, energía y perfeccionismo revolucionaron seis industrias: informática, películas de animación, música, teléfonos, tabletas y edición digital. Cuando el mundo buscaba cómo construir las bases de una economía digital, Jobs fue un símbolo de la inventiva. Consciente de que la mejor manera de crear valor en el siglo XXI era conectar la creatividad con la tecnología, fundó una empresa en la que impresionantes saltos de la imaginación iban de la mano con asombrosos logros tecnológicos.Aunque Jobs colaboró con el libro, no pidió ningún control sobre el contenido, ni siquiera el derecho a leerlo antes de la publicación. No rehuyó ningún tema y animó a la gente que conocía a hablar con franqueza. «He hecho muchas cosas de las que no me siento orgulloso, como dejar a mi novia embarazada a los 23 años y cómo me comporté entonces, pero no hay ningún cadáver en mi armario que no pueda salir a la luz».Jobs habla con sinceridad, a veces brutal, sobre la gente con la que ha trabajado y contra la que ha competido. De igual modo, sus amigos, rivales y colegas ofrecen una visión sin edulcorar de las pasiones, los demonios, el perfeccionismo, los deseos, el talento, los trucos y la obsesión por controlarlo todo que modelan su visión empresarial y los innovadores productos que logró crear.Jobs podía desesperar a quienes le rodeaban. Pero su personalidad y sus productos han estado siempre interrelacionados, igual que el hardware y el software de Apple. Su historia, por tanto, está llena de lecciones sobre innovación, carácter, liderazgo y valores. La historia de un genio capaz de enfurecer y seducir a partes iguales. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Pdf Engineering The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Pdf:The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.Review “[A] sweeping and surprisingly tenderhearted history of the digital age . . . absorbing and valuable, and Isaacson’s outsize narrative talents are on full display. Few authors are more adept at translating technical jargon into graceful prose, or at illustrating how hubris and greed can cause geniuses to lose their way. . . . The book evinces a genuine affection for its subjects that makes it tough to resist . . . his book is thus most memorable not for its intricate accounts of astounding breakthroughs and the business dramas that followed, but rather for the quieter moments in which we realize that most primal drive for innovators is a need to feel childlike joy.” (New York Times Book Review)“The Innovators . . . is riveting, propulsive and at times deeply moving. . . . One of Isaacson’s jealousy-provoking gifts is his ability to translate complicated science into English—those who have read his biographies of Einstein and Steve Jobs understand that Isaacson is a kind of walking Rosetta Stone of physics and computer programming. . . . The Innovators is one of the most organically optimistic books I think I've ever read. It is a stirring reminder of what Americans are capable of doing when they think big, risk failure, and work together.”   (Jeffrey Goldberg The Atlantic)“A sprawling companion to his best-selling Steve Jobs . . . this kaleidoscopic narrative serves to explain the stepwise development of 10 core innovations of the digital age — from mathematical logic to transistors, video games and the Web — as well as to illustrate the exemplary traits of their makers. . . . Isaacson unequivocally demonstrates the power of collaborative labor and the interplay between companies and their broader ecosystems. . . . The Innovators is the most accessible and comprehensive history of its kind. (The Washington Post)“Walter Isaacson has written an inspiring book about genius, this time explaining how creativity and success come from collaboration. The Innovators is a fascinating history of the digital revolution, including the critical but often forgotten role women played from the beginning. It offers truly valuable lessons in how to work together to achieve great results.” (Sheryl Sandberg)“Isaacson provides a sweeping and scintillating narrative of the inventors, engineers and entrepreneurs who have given the world computers and the Internet. . . . a near-perfect marriage of author and subject . . . an informative and accessible account of the translation of computers, programming, transistors, micro-processors, the Internet, software, PCs, the World Wide Web and search engines from idea into reality. . . . [a] masterful book.” (San Francisco Chronicle)“A panoramic history of technological revolution . . . a sweeping, thrilling tale. . . . Throughout his action-packed story, Isaacson . . . offers vivid portraits—many based on firsthand interviews—[and] weaves prodigious research and deftly crafted anecdotes into a vigorous, gripping narrative about the visionaries whose imaginations and zeal continue to transform our lives.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)“A remarkable overview of the history of computers from the man who brought us biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger . . . Isaacson manages to bring together the entire universe of computing, from the first digitized loom to the web, presented in a very accessible manner that often reads like a thriller.” (Booklist (starred review))“Anyone who uses a computer in any of its contemporary shapes or who has an interest in modern history will enjoy this book.” (Library Journal (starred review))“The history of the computer as told through this fascinating book is not the story of great leaps forward but rather one of halting progress. Journalist and Aspen Institute CEO Isaacson (Steve Jobs) presents an episodic survey of advances in computing and the people who made them, from 19th-century digital prophet Ada Lovelace to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. . . . Isaacson’s absorbing study shows that technological progress is a team sport, and that there’s no I in computer.” (Publishers Weekly)“Isaacson succeeds in telling an accessible tale tailored to a general interest audience. He avoids the overhyped quicksand that swallows many technology writers as they miscast tiny incremental advances as ‘revolutionary.’ Instead Isaacson focuses on the evolutionary nature of progress. The Innovators succeeds in large part because Isaacson repeatedly shows how these visionaries, through design or dumb luck, were able to build and improve on the accomplishments of previous generations.” (Miami Herald) Read more About the Author Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; The Innovators; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Facebook: Walter Isaacson, Twitter: @WalterIsaacson Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Valley of Genius

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Pdf:Valley of Genius.A candid, colorful, and comprehensive oral history that reveals the secrets of Silicon Valley - from the origins of Apple and Atari to the present day clashes of Google and Facebook, and all the start-ups and disruptions that happened along the way.Rarely has one economy asserted itself as swiftly - and as aggressively - as the entity we now know as Silicon Valley. Built with a seemingly permanent culture of reinvention, Silicon Valley does not fight change; it embraces it, and now powers the American economy and global innovation.So how did this omnipotent and ever-morphing place come to be? It was not by planning. It was, like many an empire before it, part luck, part timing, and part ambition. And part pure, unbridled genius...Drawing on over 200 in-depth interviews, Valley of Genius takes listeners from the dawn of the personal computer and the Internet, through the heyday of the web, up to the very moment when our current technological reality was invented. The audiobook interweaves stories of invention and betrayal, overnight success and underground exploits, to tell the story of Silicon Valley like it has never been told before. These are the stories that Valley insiders tell each other: the tall tales that are all, improbably, true.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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The Soul of a New Machine

Pdf Engineering The Soul of a New Machine

Pdf:The Soul of a New Machine.Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that revolutionized the world in the 20th century.

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The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware

Pdf Engineering The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware

Pdf:The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware.About the Author Andrew 'bunnie' Huang is a hacker, maker, and open hardware activist. He holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from MIT, is the author of Hacking the Xbox (No Starch Press) and The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen, and has served as a technical advisor for various hardware startups and MAKE Magazine. Read more

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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Pdf Engineering The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution

Pdf:The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.Amazon.com Review Many books have been written about Silicon Valley and the collection of geniuses, eccentrics, and mavericks who launched the “Digital Revolution”; Robert X. Cringely's Accidental Empires and Michael A. Hiltzik's Dealers of Lightning are just two excellent accounts of the unprecedented explosion of tech entrepreneurs and their game-changing success. But Walter Isaacson goes them one better: The Innovators, his follow-up to the massive (in both sales and size) Steve Jobs, is probably the widest-ranging and most comprehensive narrative of them all. Don't let the scope or page-count deter you: while Isaacson builds the story from the 19th century--innovator by innovator, just as the players themselves stood atop the achievements of their predecessors--his discipline and era-based structure allows readers to dip in and out of digital history, from Charles Babbage's Difference Engine, to Alan Turing and the codebreakers of Bletchley Park, to Tim Berners-Lee and the birth of the World Wide Web (with contextual nods to influential counterculture weirdos along the way). Isaacson's presentation is both brisk and illuminating; while it doesn't supersede previous histories, The Innovators might be the definitive overview, and it's certainly one hell of a read. --Jon Foro Read more Review “[A] sweeping and surprisingly tenderhearted history of the digital age . . . absorbing and valuable, and Isaacson’s outsize narrative talents are on full display. Few authors are more adept at translating technical jargon into graceful prose, or at illustrating how hubris and greed can cause geniuses to lose their way. . . . The book evinces a genuine affection for its subjects that makes it tough to resist . . . his book is thus most memorable not for its intricate accounts of astounding breakthroughs and the business dramas that followed, but rather for the quieter moments in which we realize that most primal drive for innovators is a need to feel childlike joy.” (New York Times Book Review)“The Innovators . . . is riveting, propulsive and at times deeply moving. . . . One of Isaacson’s jealousy-provoking gifts is his ability to translate complicated science into English—those who have read his biographies of Einstein and Steve Jobs understand that Isaacson is a kind of walking Rosetta Stone of physics and computer programming. . . . The Innovators is one of the most organically optimistic books I think I've ever read. It is a stirring reminder of what Americans are capable of doing when they think big, risk failure, and work together.”   (Jeffrey Goldberg The Atlantic)“A sprawling companion to his best-selling Steve Jobs . . . this kaleidoscopic narrative serves to explain the stepwise development of 10 core innovations of the digital age — from mathematical logic to transistors, video games and the Web — as well as to illustrate the exemplary traits of their makers. . . . Isaacson unequivocally demonstrates the power of collaborative labor and the interplay between companies and their broader ecosystems. . . . The Innovators is the most accessible and comprehensive history of its kind. (The Washington Post)“Walter Isaacson has written an inspiring book about genius, this time explaining how creativity and success come from collaboration. The Innovators is a fascinating history of the digital revolution, including the critical but often forgotten role women played from the beginning. It offers truly valuable lessons in how to work together to achieve great results.” (Sheryl Sandberg)“Isaacson provides a sweeping and scintillating narrative of the inventors, engineers and entrepreneurs who have given the world computers and the Internet. . . . a near-perfect marriage of author and subject . . . an informative and accessible account of the translation of computers, programming, transistors, micro-processors, the Internet, software, PCs, the World Wide Web and search engines from idea into reality. . . . [a] masterful book.” (San Francisco Chronicle)“A panoramic history of technological revolution . . . a sweeping, thrilling tale. . . . Throughout his action-packed story, Isaacson . . . offers vivid portraits—many based on firsthand interviews—[and] weaves prodigious research and deftly crafted anecdotes into a vigorous, gripping narrative about the visionaries whose imaginations and zeal continue to transform our lives.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)“A remarkable overview of the history of computers from the man who brought us biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger . . . Isaacson manages to bring together the entire universe of computing, from the first digitized loom to the web, presented in a very accessible manner that often reads like a thriller.” (Booklist (starred review))“Anyone who uses a computer in any of its contemporary shapes or who has an interest in modern history will enjoy this book.” (Library Journal (starred review))“The history of the computer as told through this fascinating book is not the story of great leaps forward but rather one of halting progress. Journalist and Aspen Institute CEO Isaacson (Steve Jobs) presents an episodic survey of advances in computing and the people who made them, from 19th-century digital prophet Ada Lovelace to Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. . . . Isaacson’s absorbing study shows that technological progress is a team sport, and that there’s no I in computer.” (Publishers Weekly)“Isaacson succeeds in telling an accessible tale tailored to a general interest audience. He avoids the overhyped quicksand that swallows many technology writers as they miscast tiny incremental advances as ‘revolutionary.’ Instead Isaacson focuses on the evolutionary nature of progress. The Innovators succeeds in large part because Isaacson repeatedly shows how these visionaries, through design or dumb luck, were able to build and improve on the accomplishments of previous generations.” (Miami Herald) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Soul of A New Machine

Pdf Engineering The Soul of A New Machine

Pdf:The Soul of A New Machine.Review 'It has the ring of truth....For readers who would like to know what it takes to make a computer, how computers are organized, and who the people are who put them together, I strongly recommend The Soul of a New Machine. I do not know anything quite like it'.-- Jeremy Bernstein, New York Review of Books Read more From the Back Cover Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder indelibly recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has changed little, however, is computer culture: the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the mystique of programmers, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. By tracing computer culture to its roots, by exploring the 'soul' of the 'machine' that has revolutionized the world, Kidder succeeds as no other writer has done in capturing the essential spirit of the computer age. Read more

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Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

Pdf Engineering Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

Pdf:Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality.In this captivating audiobook, Jaron Lanier - the father of virtual reality - explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technology Bridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility. Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term virtual reality, exposes VR's ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species and gives listeners a new perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world. An inventive blend of autobiography, science writing, philosophy, and advice, this audiobook tells the wild story of his personal and professional life as a scientist, from his childhood in the UFO territory of New Mexico to the loss of his mother, the founding of the first start-up, and finally becoming a world-renowned technological guru. Understanding virtual reality as being both a scientific and a cultural adventure, Lanier demonstrates it to be a humanistic setting for technology. While his previous publications offered a more critical view of social media and other manifestations of technology, in this audiobook he argues that virtual reality can actually make our lives richer and fuller.

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Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

Pdf Engineering Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

Pdf:Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage.The previously untold - and previously highly classified - story of the conflux of espionage and technology, a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations, taking listeners from World War II to the Internet age. As the digital era becomes increasingly pervasive, the intertwining forces of computers and espionage are reshaping the entire world; what was once the preserve of a few intelligence agencies now affects us all. Corera's compelling narrative takes us from the Second World War through the Cold War and the birth of the Internet to the present era of hackers and surveillance. The book is rich with historical detail and characters as well as astonishing revelations about espionage carried out in recent times by the United Kingdom, the United States, and China. Using unique access to the NSA, GCHQ, Chinese officials, and senior executives from some of the most powerful global technology companies, Gordon Corera has gathered compelling stories from heads of state, hackers, and spies of all stripes. Cyberspies is a groundbreaking exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business, science, and technology collide.

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Los innovadores: Los genios que inventaron el futuro [The Innovators: The Geniuses Who Invented the Future]

Pdf Engineering Los innovadores: Los genios que inventaron el futuro [The Innovators: The Geniuses Who Invented the Future]

Pdf:Los innovadores: Los genios que inventaron el futuro [The Innovators: The Geniuses Who Invented the Future].En una era que busca fomentar la innovación, la creatividad y el trabajo en equipo, Los innovadores es la obra que mejor muestra cómo se producen. Tras su extraordinaria biografía de Steve Jobs, el nuevo libro de Walter Isaacson cuenta la fascinante historia de las personas que inventaron el ordenador e internet; Los innovadores está destinado a convertirse en la historia definitiva de la revolución digital y en una guía indispensable para entender cómo sucede realmente la innovación. ¿Qué talentos y habilidades permitieron a algunos inventores y empresarios convertir sus ideas visionarias en realidades disruptivas? ¿De dónde vinieron esos saltos creativos? ¿Por qué algunos triunfaron y otros fracasaron? En esta magistral saga, Isaacson arranca con Ada Lovelace, la hija de lord Byron, una pionera de la programación informática en la década de 1840. Además, presenta a las extraordinarias personas que crearon la revolución digital que nos rodea, gente como Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee o Larry Page. Esta es la historia de cómo funcionan sus cerebros y por qué han sido tan inventivos, pero también de cómo su capacidad para colaborar y dominar el arte del trabajo en equipo les hizo aún más creativos. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish.

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Pdf Engineering A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

Pdf:A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age.Claude Shannon was a tinkerer, a playful wunderkind, a groundbreaking polymath, and a digital pioneer whose insights made the Information Age possible. He constructed fire-breathing trumpets and customized unicycles, outfoxed Vegas casinos, and built juggling robots, but he also wrote the seminal text of the Digital Revolution. That work allowed scientists to measure and manipulate information as objectively as any physical object. His work gave mathematicians and engineers the tools to bring that world to pass. Now, Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman bring Claude Shannon's story to life. It's the story of a small-town boy from Michigan whose career stretched from the age of room-sized computers powered by gears and string to the age of the Apple desktop. It's the story of the origins of information in the tunnels of MIT and the "idea factory" of Bell Labs, in the "scientists' war" with Nazi Germany, and in the work of Shannon's collaborators and rivals. It's the story of Shannon's life as an often reclusive, always playful genius. With access to Shannon's family and friends, A Mind at Play explores the life and times of this singular innovator and creative genius.

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Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

Pdf Engineering Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground

Pdf:Kingpin: How One Hacker Took Over the Billion-Dollar Cybercrime Underground.The word spread through the hacking underground like some unstoppable new virus: Someone - some brilliant, audacious crook - had just staged a hostile takeover of an online criminal network that siphoned billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. The FBI rushed to launch an ambitious undercover operation aimed at tracking down this new kingpin. Other agencies around the world deployed dozens of moles and double agents. Together, the cybercops lured numerous unsuspecting hackers into their clutches. Yet at every turn, their main quarry displayed an uncanny ability to sniff out their snitches and see through their plots. The culprit they sought was the most unlikely of criminals: a brilliant programmer with a hippie ethic and a supervillain's double identity. Together with a smooth-talking con artist, he ran a massive real-world crime ring.

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Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

Pdf Engineering Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

Pdf:Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality.Named one of the best books of 2017 by The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, & VoxThe father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technologyBridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unprecedented technological possibility. Through a fascinating look back over his life in technology, Jaron Lanier, an interdisciplinary scientist and father of the term “virtual reality,” exposes VR’s ability to illuminate and amplify our understanding of our species, and gives readers a new perspective on how the brain and body connect to the world. An inventive blend of autobiography, science writing, philosophy and advice, this book tells the wild story of his personal and professional life as a scientist, from his childhood in the UFO territory of New Mexico, to the loss of his mother, the founding of the first start-up, and finally becoming a world-renowned technological guru.Understanding virtual reality as being both a scientific and cultural adventure, Lanier demonstrates it to be a humanistic setting for technology. While his previous books offered a more critical view of social media and other manifestations of technology, in this book he argues that virtual reality can actually make our lives richer and fuller.

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Solar Electricity Handbook – 2019 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems.

Pdf Engineering Solar Electricity Handbook – 2019 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems.

Pdf:Solar Electricity Handbook – 2019 Edition: A simple, practical guide to solar energy – designing and installing solar photovoltaic systems..Review The Solar Electricity Handbook has consistently been the leading title in its subject since its first edition in 2009, outselling competitors all over the world and proving indispensable to solar installers, researchers, students and homeowners, providing an informative and practical guide to installing these energy saving and cost effective systems. The global solar market is booming and the new, updated Solar Electricity Handbook could hardly come at a more relevant time. - Blue and Green Tomorrow; This is the number one best book on solar energy. (Rated First in their review of the Top Ten Best Solar Books of 2018) - SurvivalRenewableEnergy.com Read more About the Author Michael Boxwell is a technology designer who first started working with solar twenty years ago. An author of over twenty books, Michael is a leading expert in the solar industry having designed solar energy systems as diverse as a community energy project in Ethiopia and a solar powered delivery vehicle. He has advised the Obama Administration on the use of solar energy and regularly speaks on television and radio about renewable energy technology. Michael also develops new solar energy technology. He led the design on the Battery LITE solar battery storage system, which became one of the best-selling residential solar energy storage systems in the United Kingdom and is now working on next generation electric vehicle charging solutions. Read more

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The Safety Anarchist: Relying on Human Expertise and Innovation, Reducing Bureaucracy and Compliance

Pdf Engineering The Safety Anarchist: Relying on Human Expertise and Innovation, Reducing Bureaucracy and Compliance

Pdf:The Safety Anarchist: Relying on Human Expertise and Innovation, Reducing Bureaucracy and Compliance.Work has never been as safe as it seems today. Safety has also never been as bureaucratized as it is today. Over the past two decades, the number of safety rules and statutes has exploded, and organizations themselves are creating ever more internal compliance requirements. Bureaucracy and compliance now seem less about managing the safety of workers, and more about managing the liability of the people they work for. At the same time, progress on safety has slowed. Many incident and injury rates have flatlined. Worse, excellent safety performance on low-consequence events tends to increase the risk of fatalities and disasters. We make workers do a lot that does nothing to improve their success locally. And paradoxically, the tightening of safety bureaucracy robs us of exactly the source of human insight, creativity and resilience that can tell us how success is actually created, and where the next accident may well come from. It is time for Safety Anarchists: people who trust people more than process, who rely on horizontally coordinating experiences and innovations, who push back against petty rules and coercive compliance, and who help recover the dignity and expertise of human work.

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Outdoor Play Spaces for Children

Pdf Engineering Outdoor Play Spaces for Children

Pdf:Outdoor Play Spaces for Children.About the Author Bruce Grillmeier is an associate with Jeavons Landscape Architects where he's responsible for practice management and also has a design and project management role. Bruce has 18 years of experience in the industry and is highly skilled in managing both small- and large-scale projects from concept through to construction. He enjoys working with client groups, committees and other professions to develop ideas into workable concepts and applies his technical expertise and knowledge of standards to resolve complex issues with a practical approach. Read more

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Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things

Pdf Engineering Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things

Pdf:Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things.Why attractive things work better and other crucial insights into human-centered designEmotions are inseparable from how we humans think, choose, and act. In Emotional Design, cognitive scientist Don Norman shows how the principles of human psychology apply to the invention and design of new technologies and products. In The Design of Everyday Things, Norman made the definitive case for human-centered design, showing that good design demanded that the user's must take precedence over a designer's aesthetic if anything, from light switches to airplanes, was going to work as the user needed. In this book, he takes his thinking several steps farther, showing that successful design must incorporate not just what users need, but must address our minds by attending to our visceral reactions, to our behavioral choices, and to the stories we want the things in our lives to tell others about ourselves. Good human-centered design isn't just about making effective tools that are straightforward to use; it's about making affective tools that mesh well with our emotions and help us express our identities and support our social lives. From roller coasters to robots, sports cars to smart phones, attractive things work better. Whether designer or consumer, user or inventor, this book is the definitive guide to making Norman's insights work for you.

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Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World

Pdf Engineering Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World

Pdf:Bold: How to Go Big, Make Bank, and Better the World.Bold is a radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools to create extraordinary wealth while also positively impacting the lives of billions. Exploring the exponential technologies that are disrupting today's Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "I've got an idea" to "I run a billion-dollar company" far faster than ever before, the authors provide exceptional insight into the power of 3-D printing, artificial intelligence, robotics, networks and sensors, and synthetic biology. Drawing on insights from billionaire entrepreneurs Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos, the audiobook offers the best practices that allow anyone to leverage today's hyper connected crowd like never before. The authors teach how to design and use incentive competitions, launch million-dollar crowdfunding campaigns to tap into tens of billions of dollars of capital, and build communities - armies of exponentially enabled individuals willing and able to help today's entrepreneurs make their boldest dreams come true. Bold is both a manifesto and a manual. It is today's exponential entrepreneur's go-to resource on the use of emerging technologies, thinking at scale, and the awesome impact of crowd-powered tools.

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Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Pdf Engineering Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Pdf:Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.Review “Bold is a visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world---and offers invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.” (President Bill Clinton)'BOLD is an essential navigation tool for any proactive CEO who wants to remain relevant. In the next decade it is reasonable to assume that some of the corporations at the top of the Fortune 500 will be displaced by the 'exponential entrepreneur'. History tells us that if we don't proactively change and adapt, change will be imposed on us. BOLD, spells out the implications and opportunities driven by exponential changes transforming our world.' (Jim Moffatt, CEO of U.S. Deloitte Consulting, LLP)“Abundance showed us where our world can be in 20 years. BOLD is a roadmap for entrepreneurs to help us get there.” (Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google)“If you read one business book in the twenty-first century, this should be the one. When Peter and I cofounded Singularity University, we based it on the ideas of exponential change and ‘learn by doing.’ This book clearly explains how to apply these concepts to change the world and overcome the age old afflictions of human civilization.”- (Ray Kurzweil, inventor, author, director of engineering at Google, Chancellor of Singularity University)“In BOLD, Diamandis and Kotler have written another dazzler. A riveting look inside the world of exponential entrepreneurship—action-packed and action-oriented. I’ve purchased a copy for my entire team at Cisco.' (Padmasree Warrior, CTO & Chief Strategy Office, CISCO)“I loved Peter Diamandis’ and Steven Kotler’s book Abundance, their writing and their Vision. BOLD is an amazing sequel, a book that every entrepreneur should read. It is inspiring, filled with incredible insights and offers a practical how-to game plan for going big and impacting the world.” (Michael Dell, CEO, Dell Computers)'Expressed with sunny optimism and promise, Diamandis and Kotler share their extensive experience and knowledge, hoping to boost innovative potential within the technology startup arena and inspire readers to 'get off the couch and change the world.' An empowering and multifaceted 'playbook' for the creative entrepreneur.' (Kirkus)'This is a manual for today’s big thinkers to become tomorrow’s bold leaders, using crowd-powered tools accessible to everyone.' (Booklist)'This invigorating discussion drives home the point that with better tools than we've ever had before, what we need most of all are great leaders.' (Publishers Weekly)“It makes bold predictions and teaches entrepreneurs how to thrive in the same way as our mammalian ancestors: by being nimble and resilient.” (HuffingtonPost.com) Read more About the Author Peter H. Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of more than fifteen high-tech companies. He is the CEO of the XPRIZE (XPrize.org), Exec. Chairman of the Singularity University (SingularityU.org), a Silicon Valley based institution backed by Google, 3D Systems and NASA. He is Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, Inc. and the Cofounder of Human Longevity, Inc. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, and Harvard Medical School, where he received his MD. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine.Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Cofounder and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project (FlowGenomeProject.com). His books include Bold, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages and his articles have appeared in over seventy publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, and Time. He also writes Far Frontiers, a blog about science and innovation for Forbes.com. Read more

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Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Pdf Engineering Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World

Pdf:Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World.Review “Bold is a visionary roadmap for people who believe they can change the world---and offers invaluable advice about bringing together the partners and technologies to help them do it.” (President Bill Clinton)'BOLD is an essential navigation tool for any proactive CEO who wants to remain relevant. In the next decade it is reasonable to assume that some of the corporations at the top of the Fortune 500 will be displaced by the 'exponential entrepreneur'. History tells us that if we don't proactively change and adapt, change will be imposed on us. BOLD, spells out the implications and opportunities driven by exponential changes transforming our world.' (Jim Moffatt, CEO of U.S. Deloitte Consulting, LLP)“Abundance showed us where our world can be in 20 years. BOLD is a roadmap for entrepreneurs to help us get there.” (Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google)“If you read one business book in the twenty-first century, this should be the one. When Peter and I cofounded Singularity University, we based it on the ideas of exponential change and ‘learn by doing.’ This book clearly explains how to apply these concepts to change the world and overcome the age old afflictions of human civilization.”- (Ray Kurzweil, inventor, author, director of engineering at Google, Chancellor of Singularity University)“In BOLD, Diamandis and Kotler have written another dazzler. A riveting look inside the world of exponential entrepreneurship—action-packed and action-oriented. I’ve purchased a copy for my entire team at Cisco.' (Padmasree Warrior, CTO & Chief Strategy Office, CISCO)“I loved Peter Diamandis’ and Steven Kotler’s book Abundance, their writing and their Vision. BOLD is an amazing sequel, a book that every entrepreneur should read. It is inspiring, filled with incredible insights and offers a practical how-to game plan for going big and impacting the world.” (Michael Dell, CEO, Dell Computers)'Expressed with sunny optimism and promise, Diamandis and Kotler share their extensive experience and knowledge, hoping to boost innovative potential within the technology startup arena and inspire readers to 'get off the couch and change the world.' An empowering and multifaceted 'playbook' for the creative entrepreneur.' (Kirkus)'This is a manual for today’s big thinkers to become tomorrow’s bold leaders, using crowd-powered tools accessible to everyone.' (Booklist)'This invigorating discussion drives home the point that with better tools than we've ever had before, what we need most of all are great leaders.' (Publishers Weekly)“It makes bold predictions and teaches entrepreneurs how to thrive in the same way as our mammalian ancestors: by being nimble and resilient.” (HuffingtonPost.com) Read more About the Author Peter H. Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of more than fifteen high-tech companies. He is the CEO of the XPRIZE (XPrize.org), Exec. Chairman of the Singularity University (SingularityU.org). He is Cochairman of Planetary Resources, Inc. and the Cofounder of Human Longevity, Inc. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist and the Cofounder and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project (FlowGenomeProject.co). His work has been translated into thirty-five languages and his articles have appeared in over seventy publications. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

Pdf Engineering Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

Pdf:Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think.Review “I’d like readers to read Abundance, the Peter Diamandis book with his coauthor, because if they did that, they would see that while the headlines are really bad in the world today, the trend lines are pretty good. Extreme poverty is down. [H]ealth care is improving dramatically around the world. There are developments now which make me believe we might be able to do what we did in the 90s which is use technological developments to create more jobs than we lose. For the last few months, for the first time in literally more than a decade, 40 percent of the new jobs have been in higher wage categories. I think people should read this and get some good ideas.” (President Bill Clinton)“At a moment when our world faces multiple crises and is awash in pessimism, Abundance redirects the conversation, spotlighting scientific innovators working to improve people's lives around the world. The result is more than a portrait of brilliant minds - it's a reminder of the infinite possibilities for doing good when we tap into our own empathy and wisdom.” (Arianna Huffington CEO, Huffington Post)“This brilliant must-read book provides the key to the coming era of abundance replacing eons of scarcity, a powerful antidote to today’s malaise and pessimism.” (Ray Kurzweil author of The Singularity Is Near)“Diamandis and Kotler challenge us all to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Innovative small teams are now empowered to accomplish what only governments and large corporations could once achieve. The result is nothing less than the most transformative and thrilling period in human history.” (Timothy Ferris #1 NY Times bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek)'Now that human beings communicate so easily, I suspect that nothing can stop the inevitable torrent of new technologies, new ideas and new arrangements that will transform the lives of our children. Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler give us a blinding glimpse of the innovations that are coming our way — and that they are helping to create. This is a vital book.'—Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist“Today, philanthropists, innovators and passionate entrepreneurs are more empowered than ever before to solve humanity’s grand challenges. Abundance chronicles many of these stories and the emerging tools driving us towards an age of abundance. This is an audacious and powerful read!”—Jeff Skoll“Abundance provides proof that the proper combination of technology, people and capital can meet any grand challenge.”—Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of the Virgin Group'Our future depends on optimists like Diamandis...even the most skeptical readers will come away from Abundance feeling less gloomy.' --New York Times Book Review'A manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world's most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom. ' --The Wall Street Journal'A breezy case for optimism... Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think...[is] a godsend for those who suffer from Armageddon fatigue.' --The Economist Read more About the Author Peter H. Diamandis is a New York Times bestselling author, and the founder of more than fifteen high-tech companies. He is the CEO of the XPRIZE (XPrize.org), Exec. Chairman of the Singularity University (SingularityU.org), a Silicon Valley based institution backed by Google, 3D Systems and NASA. He is Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, Inc. and the Cofounder of Human Longevity, Inc. Dr. Diamandis attended MIT, where he received his degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering, and Harvard Medical School, where he received his MD. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine.Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, award-winning journalist, and the Cofounder and Director of Research for the Flow Genome Project (FlowGenomeProject.com). His books include Bold, The Rise of Superman, Abundance, A Small Furry Prayer, West of Jesus, and The Angle Quickest for Flight. His work has been translated into thirty-five languages and his articles have appeared in over seventy publications, including The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, Wired, Forbes, and Time. He also writes Far Frontiers, a blog about science and innovation for Forbes.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Pdf Engineering AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

Pdf:AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order.Review A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller! Kai-Fu Lee named a Wired Icon, as part of Wired magazine's 25th Anniversary FeaturePublishers Weekly Fall 2018 Top 10 in Business & Economics Featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post,Wired, Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Business Insider, Forbes, and more. “After thirty years of pioneering work in artificial intelligence at Google China, Microsoft, Apple and other companies, Lee says he’s figured out the blueprint for humans to thrive in the coming decade of massive technological disruption: ‘Let us choose to let machines be machines, and let humans be humans.’”—Forbes “Provocative.”—Fortune “Kai-Fu Lee believes China will be the next tech-innovation superpower and in his new (and first) book, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, he explains why. Taiwan-born Lee is perfectly positioned for the task.”—New York Magazine “Both a provocative and readable distillation of the conventional wisdom on AI supremacy, as well as a challenge to it.”—Financial Times “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order, by Kai-Fu Lee, about the ways that artificial intelligence is reshaping the world and the economic upheaval new technology will generate. We need to start thinking now about how to address these gigantic changes.”—Senator Mark Warner, when asked about the best book he's read all year, Politico “Kai-Fu Lee’s smart analysis on human-AI coexistence is clear-eyed and a must-read. We must look deep within ourselves for the values and wisdom to guide AI’s development.”—Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft   “In his brilliant book, Kai-Fu Lee applies his superpowers to predicting the disruptive shifts that will define the AI-powered future and proposes a revolutionary social contract that forges a new synergy between AI and the human heart.”—Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce   “AI is surpassing human intelligence in more and more domains, transforming the planet. Kai-Fu Lee has been at the epicenter of the AI revolution for thirty years and has now written the definitive guide.”—Erik Brynjolfsson, professor, MIT, best-selling coauthor of The Second Machine Age and Machine, Platform, Crowd “Kai-Fu Lee is at the forefront of the coming AI revolution, helping us transcend the limitations of thought, reach, and vision. This seminal book on AI is a must-read for anyone serious about understanding the future of our species.”—Peter Diamandis, executive founder, Singularity University, and best-selling author of Abundance and Bold. “Truly one of the wisest and most surprising takes on AI. Kai-Fu Lee  connects it with humans in a logical yet inspiring way. You’ll find this book illuminating and exciting in equal measure.”—Chris Anderson, head of TED   “In this riveting page-turner, one of the founding fathers of China’s AI industry tells the inside story of China’a rise as an AI superpower, and shares his inspiring recipe for us flourishing rather than floundering with AI.”—Max Tegmark, professor, MIT, and best-selling author of Life 3.0: Being Human in the age of Artificial Intelligence   “Kai-Fu Lee’s experience as an AI pioneer, top investor, and cancer survivor has led to this brilliant book about global technology. AI Superpowers gives us a guide to a future that celebrates all the benefits that AI will bring, while cultivating what is unique about our humanity. It’s one of those books you read and think, ‘Why are people reading any other book right now when this is so clearly the one they need to be reading?’”—Arianna Huffington,  founder, HuffPost, and founder and CEO, Thrive Global. “Kai-Fu Lee has a deep understanding of the science behind the recent progress in AI as well as of China’s growth as an AI technological superpower. In this book, he shares illuminating insights on how AI is likely to transform our societies and change its economic and political landscapes, always with the eye of one who cares about humanity and asks us to choose our future wisely.”—Yoshua Bengio, scientific director of MILA, deep learning pioneer and coauthor of Deep Learning “Kai-Fu Lee may have the most comprehensive view of the global technology scene of any living person.”—Alan Murray, President, Fortune   “AI is already presenting new economic opportunities—and new problems of governance—for the United States and China. To deal with this breakthrough, we first must understand how it is being applied to transform our lives and our economies. AI Superpowers is a superb primer on this important driver of change.”—George Shultz, former US Secretary of State “Kai-Fu Lee has great insights on one of today’s most exciting and important technological trends. China’s rapid development and commitment to the future should bring an interesting and exciting challenge to the US: The game is on.”—John Chen, chairman and CEO, Blackberry   “Kai-Fu Lee has been part of the AI revolution for decades. Now, in this fascinating and galvanizing book, he puts into perspective China’s role in the emergence of AI superpowers onto the global scene. He also gives us an optimistic view of a future where, working together with AI systems, people can augment and amplify many aspects of work and life.”—Daniela Rus, professor and director, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory   “A unique book by one of the leading pioneers of the field of AI. Kai-Fu Lee is a top-notch researcher, business executive, and investor. He tells the tale of AI—in China and the US—better than anyone else. A great read!”—Sebastian Thrun, founder, Udacity   “Kai-Fu Lee has a message for Westerners that should be heard loudly: The Chinese are coming and are positioned to dominate the AI era. As an American technologist, the book well laid out a cautionary tale for my fellow Silicon Valley inhabitants.”—Robert Scoble, futurist   “Kai-Fu Lee’s analysis of the perils and promises of AI is clear, convincing, technically sophisticated, deeply personal, and humane. Reading this book has given me a new way to think about the technological future of China, the United States, and the world.”—James Fallows, Atlantic, coauthor of China Airborne and Our Towns “Nobody understands the complex of issues that will drive the explosive development of artificial intelligence in China and the US better than Kai-Fu Lee. He is a technical wizard who has led AI research and development teams in both countries, has lived in both cultures, and today operates one of the most prominent AI venture funds in China. His insights into the diverse cultural, governmental, and technical factors that will frame the competition between nations make this book a must-read for anybody interested in the future of AI, and how it might change the world order.”—Tom Mitchell, professor of machine learning, Carnegie Mellon University   “In this riveting narrative, Kai-Fu Lee provides a brief history of China’s emergence as an AI superpower in the short span of two decades to rival the United States’ previously unchallenged supremacy. A must-read for anyone who is curious about what the future might hold.”—Raj Reddy, professor, Carnegie Mellon University, Turing Award recipient   “Kai-Fu starts off praising Artificial Intelligence, his passion for thirty-seven years, and ends with a heartfelt homage to love. This book is a moving pilgrimage from head to heart by arguably the most successful Chinese engineer in history.”—Larry Brilliant, technologist and philanthropist   “The book offers a wise guide to how we, as individuals, should set our priorities each day, each month, and each year. And it offers an equally wise, global perspective on how society might build a future that harmonizes AI’s power to think with humanity’s distinctive capacities for love, service, and compassion.”—Jeffrey Lehman, vice chancellor, NYU Shanghai, former president, Cornell University   “Kai-Fu Lee’s book is a must-read for the creators seeking to understand and harness the potential of AI for themselves, their organizations, and for the benefit of the world.”—John Hopcroft, professor, Cornell University, and Turing Award recipient   “In his insightful and heartfelt book, Kai-Fu Lee provides a history and roadmap for Artificial Intelligence from his unique, first-hand, multi-cultural perspective. This instant classic offers a clear-eyed assessment of the state of the art along with its likely impact on the future of work, wealth, and international competition—but it is also much more. Lee delivers his wisdom with characteristic clarity and humility, richly illustrated with inspirational stories and lessons drawn from his lifetime of professional and personal experiences. Every civic-minded engineer, entrepreneur, and public official should keep this book by his or her bedside as an inspirational reminder of what it means to lead a life of purpose and service.”—Jerry Kaplan, AI expert, serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, educator, best-selling author, and futurist   “Few people have had Kai-Fu Lee’s diverse experience in AI. His experience has made him a sort of oracle when it comes to trends in AI-related technology in Asia and the rest of the world. This book tells the story.” —Yann LeCun, director, Facebook Research   “Remarkable and insightful. Meticulously researched and riveting.”—Adeline Mah, best-selling author of Falling Leaves “Having worked closely with both of them, Kai-Fu Lee’s  brilliance for understanding and explaining the new AI world order is comparable to how Steve Jobs explained how personal computing would fundamentally change humanity. Kai-Fu’s book is that good.”—John Sculley, former CEO, Apple   “Kai-Fu Lee has spent his career being right about technology. In a world where I fear many op-ed writers are worrying about spurious side issues of AI or being hopelessly optimistic about technology automatically causing prosperity, Kai-Fu’s clear thinking is refreshing. It is particularly important to understand his careful dissection of why US vs China is not a zero-sum game, but with compassion and focus can lead to wins for the whole world. And the personal story of an arch-technologist’s response to dire medical news is fascinating. I will be recommending this to all my friends who want a primer on what’s really going on with AI.”—Andrew Moore, dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University   “Kai-Fu Lee offers an entertaining, insightful, and sobering look at the not-so-distant future of AI and China’s role in propelling it forward. Its pages expose our smugness over our own technological prowess and urge us to think carefully about the implications of AI for society and, indeed, humanity at large.”—Joi Ito, director, MIT Media Lab   “Kai-Fu Lee has written an essential book for our times. His lively, readable and personal perspective on China’s transformative achievements in technology and innovation is especially important—required reading for every policy maker, technologist, and business leader in the West.”—Marcus Brauchli, former executive editor, Washington Post, and managing editor, Wall Street Journal   “Kai-fu Lee is a legend on both sides of the Pacific. He deserves to be called a genius, because he has shown extraordinary intellect. He is not only an expert in technology, especially AI, but also an entrepreneur who has inspired so many to pursue their dreams. Only a handful of people aspire to change the world, and among them only a handful do. Lee belongs in that rare category, and in this book he offers all of us insight into how he thinks and how he has done what he has done.”—Frank H. Wu, president, the Committee of 100   “If you care about the future being brought to us by AI, this is the one indispensable book of 2018. If you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or business leader, you’ll relish the handicapping of the relative strengths of the US and China as AI superpowers, and the analysis of the stages by which AI will transform the economy. If you’re a policymaker, you’ll find here the recipe for a successful future human economy, even as more and more tasks are automated. Anyone who reads it will be reminded that AI does not change what really matters.”—Tim O’Reilly, founder, O’Reilly Media “This masterful, moving, and intensely personal story illuminates the future of AI in China and the United States. For prosperity to be shared, Kai-Fu Lee’s voice must be heard. Simply a must-read for all.”—Stephen A. Orlins, president, National Committee on US-China Relations   “Kai-Fu Lee distinguishes himself from the multitude of pundits on AI that have emerged recently in that he has first-hand experience in research, corporate leadership and investment in the field, as well as deep working experience in the two leading AI powers in the world: US and China. This unique background gives him unmatched insight in this fast-evolving field. This is a timely and important book.”—Tony F. Chan, president of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and former assistant director of the National Science Foundation    Read more About the Author DR. KAI-FU LEE is the chairman and CEO of Sinovation Ventures, a leading technology-savvy investment firm focusing on developing the next generation of Chinese high-tech companies. Prior to founding Sinovation in 2009, Dr. Lee was the president of Google China. Previously, he held executive positions at Microsoft, SGI, and Apple.   Read more

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Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry: A Guidebook of Practical Advice

Pdf Engineering Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry: A Guidebook of Practical Advice

Pdf:Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry: A Guidebook of Practical Advice.Review 'Great easy read. If you are interested in working in the Oil and Gas industry, a 20 year veteran or simply curious, you owe it to yourself to pick this book up. Ryan and Alfonso have knocked it out of the park'- Mark LaCour Director, Modalpoint'How I wish this book had been written 40 years ago, when my own career in the oil business began.  It would have saved me 5 years of struggling to find my path forward.  This book should be required reading for anyone considering a career in this great industry.'- David Blackmon, Principal DBEnergy Advisors'If you are considering a career in any aspect of the oil and gas industry you must read this book! It will guide you every step of the way - from how to start, build and improve your career. Inside you will find a treasure trove of information and actionable advice, all presented in a straightforward and logical format. The authors have have really outdone themselves with this comprehensive guide.'- Ellen Wald, PhD., International energy consultant and author of Saudi, Inc. 'An international consultant is defined as an individual who assist companies and individuals to answer questions regarding the current and future activities of foreign markets. Ryan Ray has done exceptional work in assisting South African companies and individuals in understanding current and future global energy markets. This book is a testament of his visionary leadership and prowess in the oil and gas sector. Thank you for this book Ryan and Alfonso - An African child, scholar, government and business will benefit immensely.'- Muzi Shange (Former COO: Department of Energy, Founder & Managing Director: Accruetech Energy, South Africa)Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry: A Guidebook of Practical Adviceby Alfonso Colombano and Ryan Ray (2018), 209 ppThis book is an encyclopedic source of information about the many, many careers which are required by the many, many companies, and kinds of companies in the oil and gas industry. It is written from the viewpoint of a person who is considering where to enter the industry, or, perhaps already employed but who is interested in changing positions. As such, it is organized according to the logical path of inquiry for that analysis, starting with such questions as, Why work in this industry? What are the key sectors, functions and disciplines of the industry? And moving forward into a description of the various types of companies, and, most practical, talent management and career development in specific firms and types of firms.This latter segment occupies the largest segment of the book. It is filled with very specific information aimed at equipping the reader with a picture of how he or she might be treated, what would be expected of employees, and the career paths available. The amount of detail and the number of companies covered is very impressive. A candidate in possession of the information in this book will be very well prepared for fashioning a resume and participating in an interview for whatever job is chosen.The next section of the book is dedicated to an in-depth description of two types of essential professional categories: finance and accounting on one hand and all the different specialties of engineering of the other. Obviously, operations as staffed by specialized engineers and the business side of the company as employing the financial specialists represent the heart of the industry. It is hard to imagine a question about either of these areas which is not addressed by the authors.There is also a treatment of other career groups, such as information and business development, among others.The authors conclude by giving practical advice to someone seeking and choosing an entry point to the industry which fits the candidate's credentials, interests and preferences.This volume differs from some of the other entries in this category because it aims at the newcomer to the industry. Unlike more conventional offerings, such as, Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry by Jim Playfoot and Phil Andrews (2014),for example, it is not designed to teach readers about new ways to achieve operational results. This book could be used by an industry association as a textbook for a brief course on introducing interested parties to the opportunities available in the oil and gas industry. It should also be available in any collection or library dealing with the industry or with career placement in general.Alfonso Colombano, co-author of this volume is a well-known authority on the oil and gas industry, having authored three other books on the subject. His co-author, Ryan Ray, has been one the people the book is aimed at, namely, a Director of Operations for R-Squared Global, as well as writer and speaker for international audiences. But he is best known as the host of 'Energy Week Podcast', a talk radio program which provides in-depth analysis of current trends and events.In summary, Careers in the Oil & Gas Industry: A Guidebook of Practical Advice by Alfonso Colombano and Ryan Ray is a comprehensive, well-written and highly useful reference book for anyone interested in the oil and gas industry._______________________________Dr. Larry Fedewa, is an author and commentator on political and social events and trends. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, and writes for The Washington Times, Fox News On-Line, and his weekly column at mypoliticalinsights.com Read more

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The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Pdf Engineering The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

Pdf:The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World.This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic changeA master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising  insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

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Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival

Pdf Engineering Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival

Pdf:Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival.Review “Spectacular in every way—an intense, immersive deep dive into a wild, dangerous, and unknown world, written with the pace and appeal of a great thriller . . . This is nonfiction at its very best.”—Lee Child, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Jack Reacher novels“The story [Tristram] Korten tells is impressively multifaceted, exploring everything from timely issues such as climate change to timeless themes such as man’s struggle against the ocean’s fury.”—Miami New Times “Korten does an excellent job of describing the nearly indescribable power and ferocity of major hurricanes. . . . Korten brings readers inside the world of the rescue crews whose incredible courage so often makes the difference between life and death in catastrophes like this one. . . . Into the Storm reads like more than just the chronicle of one maritime disaster—and may be a warning claxon against the possibility of more such disasters coming this hurricane season.”—Open Letters Review “Readers of ocean drama will snap up Korten’s work. . . . [He] gets to tell a complete story; impressively, he keeps it suspenseful.”—The Free Lance-Star “An incredible story and a first-rate adventure . . . Tristram Korten delivers us into a thrilling and dangerous world, strapping us in beside everyday heroes who confront forces of nature even Hollywood can’t re-create. Into the Storm is a triumph of reporting and you-are-there writing that becomes a deeper tale—with more implications about our own lives—with every chapter.”—Robert Kurson, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers   “Riveting stuff—a terrifying but also inspiring story of disaster and resilience on the high seas. This is as close as I ever need to get to being aboard a ship in a hurricane. Riveting stuff.”—Josh Dean, author of The Taking of K-129 Read more About the Author Tristram Korten is a magazine, newspaper, and radio journalist. His print work has appeared in a wide range of publications, including GQ, The Atlantic, and the Miami Herald, and his broadcast reporting has aired on public-radio programs nationally. He is the former editor of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and was a 2013 University of Michigan Knight-Wallace Fellow. A long time ago, he graduated from Colby College. He lives in Miami with his wife, their two daughters, and a mutt named Misha. This is his first book. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival

Pdf Engineering Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival

Pdf:Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival."An intense, immersive deep dive into a wild, dangerous, and unknown world, written with the pace and appeal of a great thriller. This is nonfiction at its very best." (Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author of the Jack Reacher novels)The true story of two doomed ships and a daring search-and-rescue operation that shines a light on the elite Coast Guard swimmers trained for the most dangerous ocean missions In late September 2015, Hurricane Joaquin swept past the Bahamas and swallowed a pair of cargo vessels in its destructive path: El Faro, a 790-foot American behemoth with a crew of 33, and the Minouche, a 230-foot freighter with a dozen sailors aboard. From the parallel stories of these ships and their final journeys, Tristram Korten weaves a remarkable tale of two veteran sea captains from very different worlds, the harrowing ordeals of their desperate crews, and the Coast Guard's extraordinary battle against a storm that defied prediction.When the Coast Guard received word from Captain Renelo Gelera that the Minouche was taking on water on the night of October 1, the servicemen on duty helicoptered through Joaquin to the sinking ship. Rescue swimmer Ben Cournia dropped into the sea - in the middle of a raging tropical cyclone, in the dark - and churned through the monstrous swells, loading survivors into a rescue basket dangling from the helicopter as its pilot struggled against the tempest. With pulsating narrative skill in the tradition of Sebastian Junger and Jon Krakauer, Korten recounts the heroic efforts by Cournia and his fellow guardsmen to haul the Minouche's crew to safety.Tragically, things would not go as well for Captain Michael Davidson and El Faro. Despite exhaustive searching by her would-be rescuers, the loss of the vessel became the largest US maritime disaster in decades. As Korten narrates the ships' fates, with insights drawn from insider access to crew members, Coast Guard teams, and their families, he delivers a moving and propulsive story of men in peril, the international brotherhood of mariners, and the breathtaking power of nature. "The story [Tristram] Korten tells is impressively multifaceted, exploring everything from timely issues such as climate change to timeless themes such as man's struggle against the ocean's fury." (Miami New Times) "Into the Storm is a triumph of reporting and you-are-there writing that becomes a deeper tale - with more implications about our own lives - with every chapter." (Robert Kurson, New York Times best-selling author of Shadow Divers)

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Pdf Engineering The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Pdf:The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power.Review 'Spellbinding...irresistible...monumental...must be read to understand the first thing about the role of oil in modern history.' -- The New York Times'A masterly narrative...The Prize portrays the interweaving of national and corporate interests, the conflicts and stratagems, the miscalculations, the follies, and the ironies.' -- James Schlesinger, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and U.S. Secretary of Energy'Splendid and epic history of oil.... The story is brilliantly told...with its remarkable cast of characters.' -- The Wall Street Journal'Impassioned and riveting...only in the great epics of Homer will readers regularly run into a comparable string of larger-than-life swashbucklers and statesmen, heroes and villains.' -- San Francisco Examiner Read more About the Author Daniel Yergin is the bestselling author of The Prize, The Commanding Heights, Shattered Peace, Russia 2010, and What It Means for the World, and coauthor of Energy Future. Chairman of Cambridge Energy Research Associates, a leading international energy consulting firm, he is also global energy expert for the CNBC business news network. Read more

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Energy: A Human History

Pdf Engineering Energy: A Human History

Pdf:Energy: A Human History.Review 'A magisterial history...a tour de force of popular science, which is no surprise from this author.'—Kirkus, Starred Review“Rhodes doesn’t minimize the downsides of advances, both human and environmental, yet, on the whole, this is a beautifully written, often inspiring saga of ingenuity and progress, ideal for general readers. Immensely engaging, trusted, and best-selling, Rhodes will attract the usual avid interest as he brings facts, context, and clarity to a key, often contentious subject.”—BOOKLIST, Starred Review “Once again, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Richard Rhodes takes on entangled issues around the use of science and technology and makes complicated matters more approachable. Rhodes’s study will appeal to many, not just technophiles. As always, he is an exceptionally engaging writer.”—Library Journal, Starred Review“In this meticulously researched work, Rhodes brings his fascination with engineers, scientists and inventors along as he presents an often underappreciated history: four centuries through the evolution of energy and how we use it.”—The New York Times Book Review“Riveting…Mr. Rhodes has scored another masterpiece.”—The Wall Street Journal“Energy is both a work of history and a passionately written moral tale...Rhodes’s hope that a critical look at past energy technologies will benefit those of the future is heartening.”—Science Magazine“Rhodes delivers brilliantly on the inner workings of steam engines and reactors, and his lively narrative takes readers on thrilling side trips... His fascinating tale will delight technology wonks and particularly appeal to inventors and discoverers.”—Publisher’s Weekly“Energy is an excellent book that manages to be both entertaining and informative, and it's likely to appeal to both science fans and those of us who only passed physics by the skin of our teeth. It's also a powerful look at the importance of science.”—NPR.ORG“Richard Rhodes’ dazzling Energy: A Human History tells a compulsively readable tale of human need, curiosity, ingenuity and arrogance... This exceptional book is required reading for anyone concerned about the human impact on the future of the world.”—Bookpage Read more About the Author Richard Rhodes is the author of numerous books and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He graduated from Yale University and has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Appearing as host and correspondent for documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American Experience series, he has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Visit his website: RichardRhodes.com Read more

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Energy: A Human History

Pdf Engineering Energy: A Human History

Pdf:Energy: A Human History.Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time—wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond.People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power and declined, all over energy challenges. Ultimately, the history of these challenges tells the story of humanity itself. Through an unforgettable cast of characters, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes explains how wood gave way to coal and coal made room for oil, as we now turn to natural gas, nuclear power, and renewable energy. Rhodes looks back on five centuries of progress, through such influential figures as Queen Elizabeth I, King James I, Benjamin Franklin, Herman Melville, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford. In Energy, Rhodes highlights the successes and failures that led to each breakthrough in energy production; from animal and waterpower to the steam engine, from internal-combustion to the electric motor. He addresses how we learned from such challenges, mastered their transitions, and capitalized on their opportunities. Rhodes also looks at the current energy landscape, with a focus on how wind energy is competing for dominance with cast supplies of coal and natural gas. He also addresses the specter of global warming, and a population hurtling towards ten billion by 2100. Human beings have confronted the problem of how to draw life from raw material since the beginning of time. Each invention, each discovery, each adaptation brought further challenges, and through such transformations, we arrived at where we are today. In Rhodes’s singular style, Energy details how this knowledge of our history can inform our way tomorrow.

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Pdf Engineering The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Pdf:The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power.The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil, and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the 20th-century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous - from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm. The cast extends from wildcrafters and rogues to oil tycoons, and from Winston Churchill and Ibn Saud to George Bush and Saddam Hussein. The definitive work on the subject of oil and a major contribution to understanding our century, The Prize is a book of extraordinary breadth, riveting excitement--and great importance.

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The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Pdf Engineering The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Pdf:The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes.Best-selling author Bryan Burrough reveals how four Texas oil tycoons transformed America. Rising from humble beginnings through hard work and shrewd dealings, they shifted the balance of power in American politics. While hobnobbing with movie stars and presidents, the Big Rich also created the legend of the swaggering Texas oilman with island hideaways and sprawling ranches.

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Pdf Engineering The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

Pdf:The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power.Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.

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Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition

Pdf Engineering Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition

Pdf:Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition.Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.

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America's Kingdom: Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Cultures (Paperback))

Pdf Engineering America's Kingdom: Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Cultures (Paperback))

Pdf:America's Kingdom: Mythmaking on the Saudi Oil Frontier (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Cultures (Paperback)).Review “A devastating critique of the US-Saudi relationship.”—Tariq Ali, Guardian“A scholarly and readable book on the interaction between Saudi society and Aramco, the US oil giant that had its beginnings when the Saudi government granted its first concessions to Standard Oil of California in 1933. Combining history with political geography, Vitalis sheds a bright light on the origins and less savory aspects of the Saudi-US relationship.”—London Review of Books“Groundbreaking is a word too often used in assessing historical scholarship. Yet its application to Robert Vitalis’s book is nothing less than a necessity. The result of painstaking research in not only heretofore unused but previously unknown records, the book makes a major contribution to a variety of fields: international history, US-Saudi relations, business history, American race history, and more ... Those seeking to explain the present US place in the world should consider it essential reading.”—American Historical Review Read more From the Inside Flap America's Kingdom debunks the many myths that now surround the United States's 'special relationship' with Saudi Arabia, or what is less reverently known as 'the deal': oil for security. Taking aim at the long-held belief that the Arabian American Oil Company, ARAMCO, made miracles happen in the desert, Robert Vitalis shows that nothing could be further from the truth. What is true is that oil led the U.S. government to follow the company to the kingdom. Eisenhower agreed to train Ibn Sa'ud's army, Kennedy sent jets to defend the kingdom, and Lyndon Johnson sold it missiles. Oil and ARAMCO quickly became America's largest single overseas private enterprise.Beginning with the establishment of a Jim Crow system in the Dhahran oil camps in the 1930s, the book goes on to examine the period of unrest in the 1950s and 1960s when workers challenged the racial hierarchy of the ARAMCO camps while a small cadre of progressive Saudis challenged the hierarchy of the international oil market. The defeat of these groups led to the consolidation of America's Kingdom under the House of Fahd, the royal faction that still rules today. This is a gripping story that covers more than seventy years, three continents, and an engrossing cast of characters. Informed by first hand accounts from ARAMCO employees and top U.S. government officials, this book offers the true story of the events on the Saudi oil fields. After America's Kingdom, mythmakers will have to work harder on their tales about ARAMCO being magical, honorable, selfless, and enlightened. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Pdf Engineering The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Pdf:The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes.Review aBryan Burrough has long been one of this nationas best storytellers, but he has outdone himself with his tour de force, 'The Big Rich,' Set amid the rough and tumble of the Texas oil fields and stretching to the halls of political power in Washington, this epic tale reveals the hidden undercurrents of modern American history that flowed from four families of unimaginable wealth and recklessness. With an unerring eye for detail, Burrough dissects their lives and histories, starting with the patriarchsastruggling, poorly educated men who might have remained forever unknown if not for their success at pulling black ooze from the ground. 'The Big Rich' lays bare their arrogance and aspirations, their principles and hypocrisy, their daring and foolishness, taking readers deep inside a world of affluence that has remained secret for far too long. It is, quite simply, a triumph.a aKurt Eichenwald, author of 'The Informant' and 'Conspiracy of Fools' aItas hard to imagine a greater literary marriage than that of the oil barons of Texas and Bryan Burrough. On the one hand, you have a collection of gargantuan personalities who in the 1920s struck it rich and then, in the decades that followed, used their wealth to transform American business, culture and politics. On the other, you have an authoraand native Texanawho writes, as he always does, with enormous insight and panache. 'The Big Rich' has all the hallmarks of a classic American saga.a aDavid Margolick, author of 'Beyond Glory: Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink' a'The Big Rich,' a 400 page opus on the oil-powered rise of the Texas elite, has so many characters and entertaining subplots it reads like apetroleum-based 'Lord of the Rings,' This is, of course, a complimenta] In Burroughas captivating story, done with the same keen eye on excess as his corporate classic 'Barbarians at the Gate,' itas clear these men cast a shadow so wide they contributed more to our economic, national and political identities than almost any other titans of industry.aa 'GQ' aLivelya]impeccably rendereda] Burrough has done estimable new reporting, showing links between Texas money and national politics that stretch back far earlier than the days of Lyndon B. Johnson.aaMimi Schwartz, 'The New York Times Book Review' aA Lone Star epica] Burrough introduces his protagonists with a novelistas eye for detail. a] Though this book forms an epitaph for a bygone era, itas not without relevance today.aa'Bloomberg' aIt would be hard to ask for a literally or figuratively rich cast of characters than those in 'The Big Rich'a] Nicely detailed and suspenseful.aaHarry Hurt III, 'The New York Times Business Section' aEminently readable.aa'Texas Monthly' aWinninga]well researched and briskly told. Burrough has produced an indispensable guide to the knotty fascination that Texas spurs in the imagination.aa 'BookForum' aHere at Capitol Annex, we get a fair number of books to review. Rarely do we come across one that we can so highly recommenda] 'The Big Rich' is simply a amust read.aa' The Capitol Annex' aCapitalism at its most colorful oozes across the pages of this engrossing study of independent oil mena] This is a portrait of capitalism as white-knuckle risk taking, yielding fruitful discoveries for the fathers, but only sterile speculation for the sonsa astory that resonates with todayas economic upheaval.a a'Publishers Weekly' (starred review) aThe most improbable people of all must live in Texas and, in the good old days, they hunted for oil, found it, sold it, made fortunes and eventually blew most of it. In 'The Big Rich,' Bryan Burrough tells a wonderful tale of the four biggest Texas millionaires.aa'St. Louis Post-Dispatch' aBurrougha]invokes a tale of bitter competition, family feuds, booms, and bankruptcies that more than lives up to the legends.a a'Booklist' (starred review) aAn entertaining look at the larger-than-life histories of the incomprehensibly rich and powerful.aa'Library Journal' aFull of schadenfreude and speculationaand solid, timely history too.aa 'Kirkus Reviews' aFirst-class entertainment.a aJonathan Yardley, 'The Washington Post' aWhatas not to enjoy about a book full of monstrous egos, unimaginable sums of money and the punishment of greed and shortsightedness by the march of events?a]['The Big Rich'] is a rippinga] read from start to finish. At the end of it those of less ample fortunes will feel their Schadenfreude richly indulged.a a'The Economist' Read more About the Author Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of three previous books. A former reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he is a three-time winner of the John Hancock Award for excellence in financial journalism. Burrough lives in Summit, New Jersey, with his wife and their two sons. Read more

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The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Pdf Engineering The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

Pdf:The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes.From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. Capitalism at its most colorful oozes across the pages of this engrossing study of independent oil men. Vanity Fair special correspondent Burrough (coauthor, Barbarians at the Gate) profiles the Big Four oil dynasties of H.L. Hunt, Roy Cullen, Clint Murchison and Sid Richardson, along with their cronies, rivals, families and, in Hunt's case, bigamous second and third families. The saga begins heroically in the early 20th-century oil boom, with wildcatters roaming the Texas countryside drilling one dry hole after another, scrounging money and fending off creditors until gushers of black gold redeem them. Their second acts as garish nouveaux riches with strident right-wing politics are entertaining, if less dramatic. Decline sets in as rising production costs and cheaper Middle Eastern oil erode profits, and a feckless, feuding second generation squanders family fortunes on debauchery and reckless investment—H.L.'s sons' efforts in 1970 to corner the silver market bankrupted them and almost took down Wall Street. This is a portrait of capitalism as white-knuckle risk taking, yielding fruitful discoveries for the fathers, but only sterile speculation for the sons—a story that resonates with today's economic upheaval. (Jan. 27) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From The New Yorker When a huge oil reserve was discovered at Spindletop, in southeast Texas, in 1901, the state was an inward-looking �hell with cows� built around lumber, cotton, and cattle. In this riveting history, Burrough charts the decades-long rush that made Texas oil into a political and economic powerhouse through the lives of the four great barons: Hugh Roy Cullen, Clint Murchison, Sid Richardson, and H. L. Hunt. Each began his foray into oil as a wildcatter, striking it rich through a combination of intuition and bravado. The fortunes of the Big Four swelled during the Second World War, when the United States was the world�s leading producer of crude, but by the nineteen-eighties Middle Eastern oil was ascendant, and the barons� legacies had �dissolved into a sordid litany of debauchery, family feuds, scandals, and murder.� Burrough brings each of his outsized subjects brilliantly to life, pitching their individual epics against a grand narrative of rise and decline. Copyright ©2008 Click here to subscribe to The New Yorker Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030

Pdf Engineering Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030

Pdf:Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030.The industrial age of energy and transportation will be over by 2030. Maybe before. Exponentially improving technologies such as solar, electric vehicles, and autonomous (self-driving) cars will disrupt and sweep away the energy and transportation industries as we know it. The Stone Age did not end because we ran out of rocks. It ended because a disruptive technology ushered in the Bronze Age. The era of centralized, command-and-control, extraction-resource-based energy sources (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) will not end because we run out of petroleum, natural gas, coal, or uranium. It will end because these energy sources, the business models they employ, and the products that sustain them will be disrupted by superior technologies, product architectures, and business models. The same Silicon Valley ecosystem that created bit-based technologies that have disrupted atom-based industries is now creating bit- and electron-based technologies that will disrupt atom-based energy industries. This is a technology-based disruption reminiscent of how the cell phone, Internet, and personal computer swept away industries such as landline telephony, publishing, and mainframe computers. Just like those technology disruptions flipped the architecture of information and brought abundant, cheap and participatory information, the clean disruption will flip the architecture of energy and bring abundant, cheap and participatory energy. Just like those previous technology disruptions, the clean disruption is inevitable and will be swift. The industrial age of energy and transportation is already giving way to an information technology and knowledge-based energy and transportation era.

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Oil 101

Pdf Engineering Oil 101

Pdf:Oil 101.Review 'industry must-read' --Financial Times, February 25, 2009'I read a lot of books. A quick measure comes up with more than 10 ft of shelf space filled with books relating to the topic...of my collection only 8 books sit on my desk. Today I added another to that rather select group. It is Morgan Downey's 'Oil 101' ...It differs from them, however, both in being focused not just on oil, but also in explaining more of the financial matters that play such a significant part in the price we pay for oil and thereafter for the gas that goes into the tank. ...This is useful not just to the neophyte. ...While providing some background to the debate on current world oil reserve calculations, he does not take a specific position within it. Given the nature of the debate, that is perhaps wise. ...the book will stay on my desk, and start to look as worn as some of the others.' --www.theoildrum.com, February 17, 2009 Read more Review 'I read a lot of books. A quick measure comes up with more than 10 ft of shelf space filled with books relating to the topic...of my collection only 8 books sit on my desk. Today I added another to that rather select group. It is Morgan Downey's 'Oil 101' ...It differs from them, however, both in being focused not just on oil, but also in explaining more of the financial matters that play such a significant part in the price we pay for oil and thereafter for the gas that goes into the tank. ...This is useful not just to the neophyte. ...While providing some background to the debate on current world oil reserve calculations, he does not take a specific position within it. Given the nature of the debate, that is perhaps wise. ...the book will stay on my desk, and start to look as worn as some of the others.' Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Pdf Engineering WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Pdf:WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us.Review “the act of reading WTF clarified certain foggy notions with which I’ve been wrestling, distilling them into more concise reckonings….O’Reilly’s book has a way of nudging things into the light: He takes sincere offense with the way our tech-driven capitalistic system has developed, and spends a lot of his book laying out a case for why we have to change our approach to how we run our companies and our governments.” (John Battelle, NewCo Shift)“Tim O’Reilly’s creative insights and moral clarity have made him the trusted guide to waves of technology now sweeping the planet.  If you want a better future, don’t just read this book, but make sure your friends do, too.” (Erik Brynjolfsson, Director MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and Co-author of The Second Machine Age)“For anyone who wants to know how to prepare for the future – and how we might shape that future in ways that broadly benefit society, not just technological or entrepreneurial elites—WTF? is an indispensable guide.” (Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age)“O’Reilly has an uncanny knack for charting what’s ahead. In WTF?, he shows us know he does it. At a time of sweeping change, it is a bracing and an exhilarating read.” (Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America)“So many insights, so much history, so much of our future by the consummate insider who is as much a part of the story as the people and ideas he writes about - I was learning something on more or less every page.” (Dr. James Manyika, director, McKinsey Global Institute)“Tim has been an astute observer of both the successes and the excesses of Silicon Valley. This provocative book distills the lessons he has learned about the power of technology to shape our economy and our lives.” (Hal Varian, Google chief economist)“No one is better at understanding the future than Tim O’Reilly. He has an intuitive feel and a deep knowledge of technology. This book makes sense of the astonishing transformations that are happening around us and is an indispensable guidebook to tomorrow.” (Walter Isaacson, President & CEO, The Aspen Institute)“[a] punchy and provocative book… What’s the Future is an insightful and heartfelt plea, daring us to reimagine a better economy and society… a jaunty read with a compelling narrative of how technology interweaves with the real world. If it can cajole even a few tech titans to dwell on the social and political impact of what they do then it will have served a useful purpose.” (Financial Times)“WTF? is a book about technology as it was, as it is, and as it could be. It is told from the perspective of someone who has been personally present at the most important moments in the fast-paced history of tech, and who played a significant role in those moments. It’s a rare and important piece of criticism that inspires even as it dissects. Please do read this book.” (Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing) Read more From the Back Cover WHAT DO SELF-DRIVING CARS, ON-DEMAND SERVICES, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AND INCOME INEQUALITY HAVE IN COMMON? THEY ARE TELLING US, LOUD AND CLEAR, THAT WE ARE HEADING PELL-MELL TOWARD A WORLD SHAPED BY TECHNOLOGY IN WAYS THAT WE DON’T UNDERSTAND AND HAVE MANY REASONS TO FEAR.Tim O’Reilly, one of the most prescient observers of emerging technology, dubbed “the Oracle of Silicon Valley” by Inc. magazine and “the trend spotter” by Wired, explores the burning question of how to master the technologies we create before they master us. How do we make choices today that will result in a world we want to live in? O’Reilly applies techniques his pioneering company has used to predict and make sense of past innovation waves to provide a framework for thinking about what he calls the “WTF technologies” of the twenty-first century. How are these technologies changing the nature of business, education, government, financial markets, and the economy as a whole, and how can we shape those changes?In this powerful combination of memoir, business-strategy guide, and rallying cry, O’Reilly draws on lessons from networked platforms, including Amazon, Google, Facebook, Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft, to show how our economy and financial markets have become increasingly managed by algorithms. He believes a world ruled by machines that are hostile to humanity is not a distant possibility, and that the systems we are building today are already shaping that future.O’Reilly makes the case that income inequality, declining upward mobility, and job loss due to technology are all the result of design choices we have made in the algorithms that manage our markets and our companies. Just as Google constantly updates its algorithms in pursuit of relevant search and ad results, and as Facebook wrestles with how to rethink its algorithms for user engagement in response to fake news, O’Reilly believes we must rewrite our economic algorithms if we wish to create a more human-centered future. It’s up to all of us, he argues, to ensure that the new technologies that shape tomorrow are cause not for worry, but for wonder. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Pdf Engineering WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Pdf:WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us.Silicon Valley's leading intellectual and the founder of O'Reilly Media explores the upside and the potential downsides of our future - what he calls the "next economy". Tim O'Reilly's genius is to identify and explain emerging technologies with world-shaking potential - the World Wide Web, open source software, Web 2.0, open government data, the Maker Movement, big data. "The man who can really can make a whole industry happen", according to executive chairman of Google Eric Schmidt, O'Reilly has most recently focused on the future of work - AI, algorithms, and new approaches to business organization that will shape our lives. He has brought together an unlikely coalition of technologists, business leaders, labor advocates, and policy makers to wrestle with these issues. In WTF, he shares the evolution of his intellectual development, applying his approach to a number of challenging issues we will face as citizens, employees, business leaders, and a nation. What is the future when an increasing number of jobs can be performed by intelligent machines instead of people or done by people only in partnership with those machines? What happens to our consumer-based societies - to workers and to the companies that depend on their purchasing power? Is income inequality and unemployment an inevitable consequence of technological advancement, or are there paths to a better future? What will happen to business when technology-enabled networks and marketplaces are better at deploying talent than traditional companies? What's the future of education when on-demand learning outperforms traditional institutions? Will the fundamental social safety nets of the developed world survive the transition, and if not, what will replace them? The digital revolution has transformed the world of media, upending centuries-old companies and business models. Now, it is restructuring every business, every job, and every sector of society. Yet the biggest changes are still ahead. To survive, every industry and organization will have to transform itself in multiple ways. O'Reilly explores what the next economy will mean for the world and every aspect of our lives - and what we can do to shape it.

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Pdf Engineering The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Pdf:The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.Review Winner of the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award Chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, Forbes, The New Republic, The Economist, Bloomberg, and Gizmodo, and as one of the Top 10 Investigative Journalism Books by Nieman Reports'Mr. Stone tells this story with authority and verve, and lots of well-informed reporting.... A dynamic portrait of the driven and demanding Mr. Bezos.' -- Michiko Kakutani, New York Times'Engrossing.... Stone's long tenure covering both Bezos and Amazon gives his retelling a sureness that keeps the story moving swiftly.' -- New York Times Book Review'Jeff Bezos is one of the most visionary, focused, and tenacious innovators of our era, and like Steve Jobs he transforms and invents industries. Brad Stone captures his passion and brilliance in this well-reported and compelling narrative.' -- Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs'Stone's account moves swiftly and surely.' -- New York Times Book Review, 'Editor's Choice''The Everything Store is a revelatory read for everyone--those selling and those sold to--who wants to understand the dynamics of the new digital economy. If you've ever one-clicked a purchase, you must read this book.' -- Steven Levy, author of Hackers and In the Plex'A deeply reported and deftly written book.... Like Steven Levy's 'In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives,' and 'Gates: How Microsoft's Mogul Reinvented an Industry -- and Made Himself the Richest Man in America' by Stephen Manes and Paul Andrews, it is the definitive account of how a tech icon came to life.' -- Seattle Times'Stone's book, at last, gives us a Bezos biography that can fit proudly on a shelf next to the best chronicles of America's other landmark capitalists.' -- Forbes'Stone's tale of the birth, near-death, and impressive revival of an iconic American company is well worth your time.' -- Matthew Yglesias, Slate'An engaging and fascinating read.... An excellent chronicle of Amazon's rise.... A gift for entrepreneurs and business builders of the new generation.' -- Business Insider Read more About the Author Brad Stone has covered Amazon and technology in Silicon Valley for over 14 years, for publications such as Newsweek and the New York Times. He is currently a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and lives in San Francisco, California. Read more

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Operations Research: An Introduction (10th Edition)

Pdf Engineering Operations Research: An Introduction (10th Edition)

Pdf:Operations Research: An Introduction (10th Edition).About the Author Hamdy A. Taha is a University Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering with the University of Arkansas, where he taught and conducted research in operations research and simulation. He is the author of three other books on integer programming and simulation, and his works have been translated to numerous languages. He is also the author of several book chapters, and his technical articles have appeared in operations research and management science journals.   Professor Taha was the recipient of university-wide awards for excellence in research and teaching, as well as numerous other research and teaching awards from the College of Engineering, all from the University of Arkansas. He was also named a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Carlos III University, Madrid, Spain. He is fluent in three languages and has held teaching and consulting positions in Europe, Mexico, and the Middle East.   Read more

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What Went Wrong?: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE)

Pdf Engineering What Went Wrong?: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE)

Pdf:What Went Wrong?: Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters and How They Could Have Been Avoided (Butterworth-Heinemann/IChemE).Review 'The examples were very clear and graphic, with good sketches or pictures. Without a doubt, I strongly recommend this book as required reading for every engineer and supervisor in the process industry and suggested reading for others.' (AFE Facilities Engineering Journal) 'The incidents described could occur in many types of plants, and should therefore be of interest to a wide variety of plant operators. The new fourth edition contains considerable new material, with extensive references.' (Mechanical Engineering) 'This book is recommended for generalists with an interest in industrial safety and safety/process who wish to gain some insight into the realities of plant operations.' (IChemE-Institute Of Chemical Engineers) 'This book should be read by every health and safety advisor and all managers and engineers who work in the chemical and petrochemical industries. It should also be used by those who provide training courses in these industries.' -The Safety & Health Practitioner, July 2002 'very readable, precise and well documented... This book is a required reading for every engineer and supervisor in the process industry' (Chemical Industry Digest, July-August 2002) 'excellent, if somewhat disturbing book... In my opinion, the book should be read by a great many different professions and persons' Ergonomics, Vol 46, Issue 5, 2003 Read more About the Author Trevor Kletz, OBE, D.Sc., F.Eng. (1922-2013), was a process safety consultant, and published more than a hundred papers and nine books on loss prevention and process safety, including most recently Lessons From Disaster: How Organizations Have No Memory and Accidents Recur and Computer Control and Human Error. He worked thirty-eight years with Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd., where he served as a production manager and safety adviser in the petrochemical division, also holding membership in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University, Leicestershire, England. He most recently served as senior visiting research fellow at Loughborough University, and adjunct professor at the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University. Read more

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The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error'

Pdf Engineering The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error'

Pdf:The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error'.When faced with a human error problem, you may be tempted to ask "Why didn't these people watch out better?" Or, "How can I get my people more engaged in safety?" You might think you can solve your safety problems by telling your people to be more careful, by reprimanding the miscreants, by issuing a new rule or procedure and demanding compliance. These are all expressions of "The Bad Apple Theory" where you believe your system is basically safe if it were not for those unreliable people in it. Building on its successful predecessors, the third edition of The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' will show a new way of dealing with a perceived "human error" problem in your organization. It will help you trace how your organization juggles inherent trade-offs between safety and other pressures and expectations, suggesting that you are not the custodian of an already safe system. It will encourage you to start looking more closely at the performance that others may still call "human error", allowing you to discover how your people create safety through practice, at all levels of your organization, mostly successfully, under the pressure of resource constraints and multiple conflicting goals.  The Field Guide to Understanding 'Human Error' will help you understand how to move beyond "human error"; how to understand accidents; how to do better investigations; how to understand and improve your safety work. You will be invited to think creatively and differently about the safety issues you and your organization face. In each, you will find possibilities for a new language, for different concepts, and for new leverage points to influence your own thinking and practice, as well as that of your colleagues and organization. If you are faced with a human error problem, abandon the fallacy of a quick fix. Listen to this audio.

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The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

Pdf Engineering The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

Pdf:The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter.Review 'No matter which side you're on in the debate over digital technology, there's something to cheer you in The Revenge of Analog.'―Scott Timberg, New York Times Book Review'Captivating...Sax provides an insightful and entertaining account of this phenomenon, creating a powerful counternarrative to the techno-utopian belief that we would live in an ever-improving, all-digital world.'―Michiko Kakutani, New York Times'Here is a compulsively readable book after a Luddite's heart.... Sax isn't preaching a return to the pre-Industrial Age, but neither is he embracing the robot overlords. He thoughtfully, wisely, and honestly points out how analog experiences enhance digital creativity and how humans benefit from what both have to offer. Essential reading.'―Booklist, Starred Review'A perky and well-illustrated... look at a discordantly retro cultural trend.'―Kirkus Reviews'Sax's message is that digital technology has certainly made life easier, but the analog technologies of old can make life more rich and substantial. This book has a calming effect, telling readers, one analog page at a time, that tangible goods, in all their reassuring solidity, are back and are not going anywhere.'―Publishers Weekly'The more advanced our digital technologies, the more we come to realize that reality rules. David Sax reassures us surviving members of team human that material existence is alive and well, and makes a compelling case for the reclamation of terra firma and all that comes with it.'―Douglas Rushkoff, author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus'Hang on digital mavens, the real world ain't going anywhere. In The Revenge of Analog, David Sax shows the continued importance of the physical stuff to how we live and work today.'―Richard Florida, author of Rise of the Creative Class'We all thought the digital age would be the end of analog media--and we were wrong. In this smart, funny, glorious book, David Sax explains why so many of us still crave the tactile, sensual experience of listening to music on vinyl records and taking notes with pencil and paper. Turn off your electronic devices, find a quiet place, and savor this remarkable book.'―Dan Lyons, bestselling author of Disrupted'The better digital gets, the more important analog becomes. In this fun tour of modern culture, David Sax has collected hundreds of ways that an analog approach can improve our newest inventions. Sax's reporting is eye-opening and mind-changing.'―Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired and author of The Inevitable'David Sax has written a brilliant cri de coeur about the way things used to be, should be, and, increasingly, are becoming once again. The Revenge of Analog reminds us that it wasn't so long ago that records were vinyl, laces were double knotted and the mailbox at the end of the driveway was lovingly banged up. It's a book that brings something even more rare than a perfect song at the perfect moment-hope.'―Rich Cohen, cocreator of HBO's Vinyl and author of The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones Read more About the Author David Sax is a writer and reporter who specializes in business and culture. His work appears regularly in Bloomberg Businessweek, the New Yorker's Currency blog, and other publications. He is the author of Save the Deli, which won a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature, and The Tastemakers. He lives in Toronto. Read more

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The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

Pdf Engineering The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

Pdf:The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization.Review “[An] impassioned and alarming report on sand.... In Beiser's artful telling, the planet is caught up in a vicious, sand-fueled cycle.” —Washington Post “Beiser peppers research with first-person interviews in an engaging and nuanced introduction to the ways sand has shaped the world.... stunning.” —NPR “Beiser’s eye-opening study clarifies the science and the huge role of sand in heavy and high-tech industry. Perhaps most compelling is his exposé of sand mining, which obliterates islands, destroys coral reefs and marine biodiversity, and threatens livelihoods. A powerful lens on an under-reported environmental crisis.” —Nature “Whether in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, or India, [Beiser] exhibits a flare for detailing the human drama through prose.” —Los Angeles Review of Books “I thought I knew the basics of sustainability, but this lucid, eye-opening book made me feel like a dolt in the best possible aha-moment way: I'd simply never registered how much of the contemporary world—our concrete and glass buildings and asphalt roads and silicone-based digital devices and so much more—is entirely, voraciously sand-dependent. And the looming global sand crisis: who knew?” —Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History “A fresh history of 'the most important solid substance on Earth, the literal foundation of modern civilization.' Books on a single, familiar topic (salt, cod, etc.) have an eager audience, and readers will find this an entirely satisfying addition to the genre.” —Kirkus Reviews “The book is at its urgent best in chapters on the black market in sand and the sand mafias that brutally exercise control over resources... Breezily written and with insights on every page, this is an eye-opening look at a resource too often taken for granted.” —Publishers Weekly “A rich study of one of the world's most abundant natural resources: sand. With a balance of statistics, science, history, on-the-scene reporting and some healthy environmental skepticism, The World in a Grain highlights the ways this ubiquitous global commodity has been essential to human development and advancement.” —Shelf Awareness “The World in a Grain is nothing less than one of the best reporters working today unpacking the literal foundations of civilization. Everything we are, everywhere we live, is built on or out of sand, and Vince Beiser tells the best story of where that sand comes from, who moves it, and what they build from it. It's a whole new way of seeing the world.” —Adam Rogers, author of Proof: The Science of Booze “Modern life, as Vince Beiser compellingly explains, is literally made of sand. Yet we have been so profligate with this seemingly inexhaustible resource that for many uses in many parts of the world we are running out. The World in a Grain is a chronicle of innovation and greed and heedless waste—in brief, the story of civilization.” —David Owen, author of Where the Water Goes “A riveting, wonderfully written investigation into the many kinds of castles the world has built out of sand. You'll find something new, and something fascinating, on every page. Perhaps even in every paragraph.” —Nicholas Thompson, author of The Hawk and the Dove “Sand shortage? Black market in sand? Secret sand heists? Who knew? I certainly didn’t before reading this lively and eye-opening book about a material I’d always assumed almost infinite. Vince Beiser shows, with great skill, that this key component of our fragile, over-consuming planet we need to better understand, conserve and protect.” —Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost and Bury the Chains Read more About the Author Vince Beiser is an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in Wired, Harper's, The Atlantic, Mother Jones, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, he lives in Los Angeles. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Reliability-Centered Maintenance Second Edition

Pdf Engineering Reliability-Centered Maintenance Second Edition

Pdf:Reliability-Centered Maintenance Second Edition.Initially developed by the aviation industry, RCM is rapidly becoming fundamental to the practice of maintenance management and is now in use at hundreds of industrial and service organizations around the world. This book provides an authoritative and practical explanation of what RCM is and how it can be applied. It is of vital importance to anyone concerned with productivity, quality, safety, and environmental integrity. Written by an expert in the field who has helped users apply RCM and its more modern derivative, RCM2, at more than 600 sites in 32 countries. The second edition includes more than 100 pages of new material on:condition monitoringthe analysis of functions and failureshuman errorthe management riskfailure findingthe measurement maintenance performance

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Extended Warranties, Maintenance Service and Lease Contracts: Modeling and Analysis for Decision-Making (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)

Pdf Engineering Extended Warranties, Maintenance Service and Lease Contracts: Modeling and Analysis for Decision-Making (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering)

Pdf:Extended Warranties, Maintenance Service and Lease Contracts: Modeling and Analysis for Decision-Making (Springer Series in Reliability Engineering).From the Back Cover Serving to unify the existing literature on extended warranties, maintenance service contracts and lease contracts, this book also presents a unique perspective on the topic focussed on cost analysis and decision-making from the perspectives of the parties involved.Using a game theoretic approach together with mathematical modelling, results are presented in an integrated manner with key topics that require further research highlighted in order to serve as a starting point for researchers (engineers and statisticians) who are interested in doing further work in these areas.Designed to assist practitioners (managers, engineers, applied statisticians) who are involved with extended warranties, maintenance service contracts and lease contracts, the book provides them with the models and techniques needed for proper cost analysis and effective decision-making.The book is also suitable for use as a reference text in industrial engineering, applied statistics, operations research and management. Read more About the Author Pra Murthy obtained B.E. (Electrical Engineering) and M.E. (Applied Electronics) degrees from Jabalpur University and the Indian Institute of Science in India, and M.S. and Ph.D. (Applied Mathematics) degrees from Harvard University. He is Emeritus Professor in the Division of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia and has held visiting academic appointments at, various universities in Asia, Europe and the USA. Pra Murthy has authored/co-authored 175 papers in internationally refereed journals and has presented over 150 papers at various conferences around the world. As author/co-author, he has written several chapters and books in the field of warranty, reliability and maintenance in addition to running short courses on the subject around the world. Nat Jack obtained a first class honours BSc degree in Applied Mathematics (Edinburgh) and holds an MSc in Stochastic Modelling (Strathclyde) and a PhD in Stochastic Maintenance Modelling (CNAA).He is a former Lecturer in Statistics and Operational Research at the University of Abertay Dundee, with the current focus of his research involving finding optimal strategies for buyers and sellers of products sold with base warranties, buyers and sellers of extended warranties, and equipment owners and service agents in maintenance outsourcing markets. Nat Jack is the author/co-author of 26 papers in internationally refereed journals and 7 papers in refereed conference proceedings. He has co-authored 5 book chapters with Pra Murthy which deal with warranty and maintenance, warranty servicing and maintenance outsourcing. He has presented many papers at national and international conferences has delivered seminars at universities in the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK. He acts as a referee for a number of leading journals in Reliability and Operational Research. Read more

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The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

Pdf Engineering The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water

Pdf:The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water.Review 'An engrossing, globe-trotting narrative [and] a comprehensive, remarkably readable panorama of our dependence on--and responsibilities to--a priceless resource.''[A] lively and invaluable assessment of the current politics, economics, and culture of water. Lyrical in his descriptions of the beauty and wonder of water, Fishman is rigorous when explaining that the water we have now is all the water we will ever have.''A wide-ranging look at that most precious of goods, water, and a world in which it is a subject of constant crisis...A timely warning.' Read more About the Author Charles Fishman is the acclaimed author of One Giant Leap, A Curious Mind (with Brian Grazer), The Wal-Mart Effect, and The Big Thirst. He is a three-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, the most prestigious prize in business journalism. Read more

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INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

Pdf Engineering INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

Pdf:INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love.How do today’s most successful tech companies—Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla—design, develop, and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world? Perhaps surprisingly, they do it very differently than the vast majority of tech companies. In INSPIRED, technology product management thought leader Marty Cagan provides readers with a master class in how to structure and staff a vibrant and successful product organization, and how to discover and deliver technology products that your customers will love—and that will work for your business. With sections on assembling the right people and skillsets, discovering the right product, embracing an effective yet lightweight process, and creating a strong product culture, readers can take the information they learn and immediately leverage it within their own organizations—dramatically improving their own product efforts.  Whether you’re an early stage startup working to get to product/market fit, or a growth-stage company working to scale your product organization, or a large, long-established company trying to regain your ability to consistently deliver new value for your customers, INSPIRED will take you and your product organization to a new level of customer engagement, consistent innovation, and business success.  Filled with the author’s own personal stories—and profiles of some of today’s most-successful product managers and technology-powered product companies, including Adobe, Apple, BBC, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix—INSPIRED will show you how to turn up the dial of your own product efforts, creating technology products your customers love.  The first edition of INSPIRED, published ten years ago, established itself as the primary reference for technology product managers, and can be found on the shelves of nearly every successful technology product company worldwide. This thoroughly updated second edition shares the same objective of being the most valuable resource for technology product managers, yet it is completely new—sharing the latest practices and techniques of today’s most-successful tech product companies, and the men and women behind every great product.

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6 Column Ledger: Record Book Account Journal Book Accounting Ledger Notebook Business Bookkeeping Home Office School 8.5x11 Inches 100 Pages (Accounting Ledger Paper Notebook)

Pdf Engineering 6 Column Ledger: Record Book Account Journal Book Accounting Ledger Notebook Business Bookkeeping Home Office School 8.5x11 Inches 100 Pages (Accounting Ledger Paper Notebook)

Pdf:6 Column Ledger: Record Book Account Journal Book Accounting Ledger Notebook Business Bookkeeping Home Office School 8.5x11 Inches 100 Pages (Accounting Ledger Paper Notebook).6 Column Ledger6 column ledger will help you keep track of finances, transactions and otherDetailsWriting space with 40 rowsPerfect financial planning toolIt's a perfect use for home,office and school100 pages of 6 Column Ledger8.5 inches By 11 InchesMatte CoverPaperback CoverGet start 6 Column Ledger today!

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The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Pdf Engineering The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Pdf:The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future.The grid is an accident of history and of culture, in no way intrinsic to how we produce, deliver and consume electrical power. Yet this is the system the United States ended up with, a jerry-built structure now so rickety and near collapse that a strong wind or a hot day can bring it to a grinding halt. The grid is now under threat from a new source: renewable and variable energy, which puts stress on its logics as much as its components. In an entertaining, perceptive and deeply researched fashion, cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke uses the history of an increasingly outdated infrastructure to show how the United States has gone from seemingly infinite technological prowess to a land of structural instability. She brings humor and a bright eye to contemporary solutions and to the often surprising ways in which these succeed or fail. And the consequences of failure are significant. Our national electrical grid grew during an era when monopoly, centralisation and standardisation meant strength. Yet as we've increasingly become a nation that caters to local needs, and as a plethora of new renewable energy sources comes online, our massive system is dangerously out of step. Charting the history of our electrical grid, Bakke helps us see what we all take for granted, shows it as central to our culture and identity as a people and reveals it to be the linchpin in our aspirations for a clean-energy future.

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The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Pdf Engineering The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Pdf:The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future.Review 'The Grid is a lucid and thought-provoking book.' - Wall Street Journal'This book, about our aging electrical grid, fits in one of my favorite genres: 'Books About Mundane Stuff That Are Actually Fascinating.' . . . even if you have never given a moment's thought to how electricity reaches your outlets, I think this book would convince you that the electrical grid is one of the greatest engineering wonders of the modern world. I think you would also come to see why modernizing the grid is so complex and so critical for building our clean-energy future.' - Bill Gates, 'My Favorite Books of 2016''Bakke describes the grid as far more than towers and wires . . . She leads readers through a history of the grid and a maze of financial, legal, regulatory, and environmental considerations with sprightly good humor . . . Finally, Bakke sketches a possible design of the ‘intelligent grid’ of the future . . . A lively analysis.' - Kirkus Reviews'Hopefully, Bakke’s startling exposé revealing how electricity sloshes around the country across a precarious grid will be a wake-up call.' - Booklist'Gretchen Bakke shows that everything is, indeed, connected. If we want a cleaner energy future, we're going to need a smarter grid.' - Elizabeth Kolbert, author of THE SIXTH EXTINCTION'A thriller for nerds!' - Louis Beaumier, Executive Director for Trottier Energy Institute'A remarkable achievement. Bakke deftly shows us how a system most of us are happy to ignore--the electrical grid--is both inseparable from everything we think of as civilization and on the verge of complete failure.' - Paul Roberts, author of THE END OF OIL and THE IMPULSE SOCIETY'If you want to keep your lights on, read The Grid. This is a smart, deeply reported, poetic book about how electricity moves through our lives (and why it sometimes doesn’t). It's a journey through the nervous system of the modern world, one with profound implications for climate change, national security, and ensuring America’s well-lit future.' - Jeff Goodell, contributing editor ROLLING STONE, author of BIG COAL'Gretchen Bakke dives deep into the history of the electric power grid . . . The Grid is full of rich detail across a wide range of energy-related topics.' - Science'The revolution that impacts every American may not be televised, but, thanks to Gretchen Bakke, it is being written, and written in an extraordinary way. This book tells the compelling story of the invention that has powered the American economy unlike any other, and which was named by the National Academy of Engineering as the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century. What will our future become as we transform it?' - Rye Barcott, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Double Time Capital, a clean energy investment firm Read more About the Author Gretchen Bakke holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in Cultural Anthropology. Her work focuses on the chaos and creativity that emerges during social, cultural, and technological transitions. For the past decade she has been researching and writing about the changing culture of electricity in the United States. She is a former fellow in Wesleyan University's Science in Society Program, a former Fulbright fellow, and is currently an assistant professor of anthropology at McGill University. Born in Portland, Oregon, Bakke lives in Montreal. Read more

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Pdf Engineering The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Pdf:The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.A New York Times Bestseller. A “fascinating” (Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times) look at how digital technology is transforming our work and our lives.In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human.In The Second Machine Age MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee—two thinkers at the forefront of their field—reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives.Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar.Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape.A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age alters how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress.

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Pdf Engineering The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Pdf:The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.Audie Award, Judges' Award: Science & Technology, 2015 A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google's autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM's Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies - with hardware, software, and networks at their core - will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human. In The Second Machine Age MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee - two thinkers at the forefront of their field - reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds - from lawyers to truck drivers - will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: Fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar. Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape. A fundamentally optimistic audiobook, The Second Machine Age will alter how we think about issues.

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Pdf Engineering The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Pdf:The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.Review “Optimistic and intriguing.” - Steven Pearlstein, The Washington Post“Excellent.” - Clive Crook, Bloomberg“Fascinating.” - Andrew Leonard, Salon“My favorite book so far of 2014. Both hopeful…and realistic.” - Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Education“Maddeningly reasonable and readable.” - Thomas Claburn, InformationWeek“Offers important insights into how digital technologies are transforming our economy, a process that has only just begun.” - Reid Hoffman, cofounder/chairman of LinkedIn and coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Start-up of You“Brynjolfsson and McAfee are right: we are on the cusp of a dramatically different world brought on by technology. The Second Machine Age is the book for anyone who wants to thrive in it. I’ll encourage all of our entrepreneurs to read it, and hope their competitors don’t.” - Marc Andreessen, cofounder of Netscape and Andreessen Horowitz“Technology is overturning the world’s economies, and The Second Machine Age is the best explanation of this revolution yet written.” - Kevin Kelly, senior maverick for Wired and author of What Technology Wants“What globalization was to the economic debates of the late 20th century, technological change is to the early 21st century. Long after the financial crisis and great recession have receded, the issues raised in this important book will be central to our lives and our politics.” - Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University“In this optimistic book Brynjolfsson and McAfee clearly explain the bounty that awaits us from intelligent machines. But they argue that creating the bounty depends on finding ways to race with the machine rather than racing against the machine. That means people like me need to build machines that are easy to master and use. Ultimately, those who embrace the new technologies will be the ones who benefit most.” - Rodney Brooks, chairman and CTO of Rethink Robotics, Inc Read more About the Author Erik Brynjolfsson is the director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and Schussel Family Professor of Management Science at the MIT Sloan School. He is the author of several best-selling books with co-author Andrew McAfee, and one of the world’s most cited scholars in information systems and economics.Andrew McAfee is the co-director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy and co-author of the best-selling The Second Machine Age and Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future. He and co-author Erik Brynjolfsson are the only people named to both the Thinkers 50 list of the world’s top management thinkers and the Politico 50 group of people transforming American politics. Read more

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Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics

Pdf Engineering Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics

Pdf:Hammer’s Blueprint Reading Basics.About the Author Charles Gillis has over 22 years of machine design experience. He is a mechanical design engineer for the Procter & Gamble Company. For the last eight years, he has taught WPI’s Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing courses. He is also a contributing author to Machine Designer’s Reference, published by Industrial Press.Warren Hammer (deceased) was a seasoned professional with more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing. He originated the Blueprint Reading Basics book, and with this revision, his legacy lives on. Read more

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Pdf Engineering Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Pdf:Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.Review “A delightful, illuminating grab bag of space-flight curiosities.” - Kirkus Reviews“A truly funny look at the less majestic aspects of the space program.... Roach’s writing is supremely accessible, but there’s never a moment when you aren’t aware of how much research she’s done into unexplored reaches of space travel.” - Entertainment Weekly“This is the kind of smart, smirky stuff that Roach does so well.” - Geoff Nicholson, San Francisco Chronicle“Cool answers to questions about the void you didn’t even know you had.” - People“An utterly fascinating account, made all the more entertaining by the author’s ever-amused tone.” - BookPage“An impish and adventurous writer with a gleefully inquisitive mind and stand-up comic’s timing.” - Booklist“The author’s writing comes across as reportorial, but with a clear sense of humor; even the footnotes are used to both informational and comedic effect.” - Time Out New York“With an unflinching eye, [Roach] launches readers into the thick of spaceflight’s grossest engineering challenges.” - M. G. Lord, The New York Times Book Review“Roach’s strange enthusiasm for all things oddball . . . makes Mars a more than worthy destination.” - Time“Roach provides a highly readable, often hilarious, guide.” - Christian Science Monitor Read more About the Author Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California. Read more

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Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Pdf Engineering Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Pdf:Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.Review 'Noble makes a strong case that present technologies and search engines are not just imperfect, but they enact actual harm to people and communities.'-Popmatters.com'Noble’s thesis is a new tune in the ever-louder chorus that, in light of the dominance of the big tech companies, is singing for 'protections and attention that work in service of the public'.'-The Financial Times'Noble argues...that the web is ...a machine of oppression...[Her] central insight - that nothing about internet search and retrieval is political neutral - is made...through the accumulation of alarming and disturbing examples.  [She] makes a compelling case that pervasive racism online inflames racist violence IRL.'-Los Angeles Review of Books'Safiya Noble’s compelling and accessible book is an impressive survey of the impact of search and other algorithms on our understandings of racial and gender identity. Her study raises crucial questions regarding the power and control of algorithms, and is essential reading for understanding the way media works in the contemporary moment.'-Sarah Banet-Weiser,Author of Authentic™: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture'A distressing account of algorithms run amok.'-Kirkus Reviews'In Algorithms of Oppression, [Noble] offers her readers a lens to discover, analyze, and critique the search engine algorithms that perpetuate stereotypes and racist beliefs…[This] book will be of great interest to academic librarians who teach information literacy courses, as well as students and faculty in computer science, ethnic studies, gender studies, and mass communications.'-Choice'All search results are not created equal.  Through deft analyses of software, society, and superiority, Noble exposes both the motivations and mathematics that make a ‘technologically redlined’ internet.  Read this book to understand how supposedly race neutral zeros and ones simply don’t add up.'-Matthew W. Hughey,Author of White Bound: Nationalists, Antiracists, and the Shared Meanings of Race“[P]resents convincing evidence of the need for closer scrutiny and regulation of search engine[s]….A thought-provoking, well-researched work….”-Library Journal'Safiya Noble has produced an outstanding book that raises clear alarms about the ways Google quietly shapes our lives, minds, and attitudes. Noble writes with urgency and clarity. This book is essential for anyone hoping to understand our current information ecosystem.'-Siva Vaidhyanathan,Author of The Googlization of Everything ― and Why We Should Worry“Noble’s incisive work centers around the fact that, at present, Google’s search engine promotes structural inequality through multiple examples and that this is not just a ‘design problem’ but an inherent political problem that has shaped the entirety of twentieth-century technology design. In addition to her illustrative examples and incisive criticism, Noble offers practicable policy solutions.'-Metascience Read more About the Author Safiya Umoja Noble is is Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School of Communication.  Noble is the co-editor of two books, The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online and Emotions, Technology & Design. Read more

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Pocket Ref 4th Edition

Pdf Engineering Pocket Ref 4th Edition

Pdf:Pocket Ref 4th Edition.From the Back Cover Preface and Personal Information Intro Trade Names, Trade Marks, and References Air and Gases Composition of Air Physical Properties of Air Densities of Gases Standard Atmosphere Definition General Gas Laws & Formulas Density of Moist Air Elevation vs. Air & Water Properties Dry Air Specific Heat & Sound Velocity at 1 Atmosphere for Various Temperatures Dry Air Specific Heat at 20°C Constant Temperature and Various Pressures Air Tool CFM & PSI Requirements CFM vs. PSI for Various Nozzle Sizes Air Hose Friction & Pressure Loss Air Line Recommended Sizes Air Receiver Capacities Air Pollution Safe Limits Automotive Antifreeze Table Spark Plug Spark Plug Lead-Acid Battery Specific Gravity/Charge Oil Viscosity vs. Temperature Auto Headlight Warning Automotive Air Conditioning Automotive Electric Wiring Tire Size vs. Load Rating Tire Manufacturer Codes Tire Size Coding Load Range vs. Ply Rating Automotive Formulas Carpentry and Construction Softwood Lumber Sizes Softwood Lumber Grading Hardwood Lumber Size and Grade Wood Moisture Content Plywood & Panel Grading Wood Characteristics Insulation Value of Materials Maximum Floor Joist Spans Douglas Fir - Larch Group Hemlock,-Fir Group Spruce- Ping Group Southern Pine Group Redwood Group Strength of Wood Beams Wood Gluing Characteristics Concrete Mortar Chemistry and Physics Element Tables Element Properties Periodic Table of the Elements pH of Common Acids pH of Common Bases pH Indicators Elementary Particles Radioisotope Half Lives Uranium-238 Decay Series Galvanic Series of Metals in Seawater Computers Computer ASCII Codes IBM PC Memory Map IBM PC Hardware Interrupts Serial Ports DMA Channels Megabytes and Kilobytes Constants- Physical, Chemical and Math Electrical- Wire, Motors and Frames Copper Wire Current Capacity Ampacity vs. Temperature Correction Copper Wire Current Capacity (3 wire) Standard Lamp & Extension Cord Current Capacities Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity Ampacity vs. Temp. Correction (Al) Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity (3 wire) Current Adjustment for more than 3 Wires in a Cable Copper Wire Resistance Standard Copper Wire Specs Wire Classes & Insulation Standard Wire Color Codes Wire Size vs. Voltage Drop Conduit Size vs. Wire Size Box Size vs. Number of Wires Average Electric Motor Specs NEMA Electric Motor Frames NEMA Electric Enclosure Types DC Motor Wiring Specs 3 Phase Electric Motor Specs HP vs. Torque vs. RPM for Motors Electronics Resistor Color Codes Resistor Standard Values Capacitor Color Codes Capacitor Standard Values Pilot Lamp Specs Fuses- Small Tube Type Battery Characteristics Batteries - Standard Sizes RF Coil Winding Data Wire Size vs. Number of Turns/Inch Decibels vs. Voltage & Power Ratios Formulas for Electricity General Information Holidays Season & Clock Dates Signs of the zodiac Flowers for each Month Birthstones Anniversary Names Paper Sizes English - Greek Alphabet Radio Alphabet Morse Code 'Ten' Radio Codes Military Rank and Grade State Information Climate Data in U.S. Cities Time Zones in the US Time Zones in the World Telephone Area Codes by Location Telephone Area Codes by Area Code Major World Airports & Elevations Airline Two-Letter Codes Airports in the USA with Elevation, Codes City Populations and Airport Name Major World Airports & Elevations Airline Two Letter Codes Airline 1-800 Phone Numbers Lost Credit Card Phone Numbers General Science Temperature Conversions °F-°C Sound Intensities Human Body Composition Body Weight vs. Height Physical Growth % - Boys Physical Growth %$- Girls Acceleration Due to Gravity Beaufort Wind Strength Scale Wind Chill Factors Heat - Humidity Factors Firewood/Fuel Heat Comparisons Frequency Spectrum Sun and Planetary Data Geology Mineral Table Abbreviations Mineral Tables Element to Oxide Conversions Minerals Sorted by Density Minerals Sorted by Hardness Metal Content of Minerals Distinct Color Minerals Mineral Crystal System Minor Elements in Sedimentary Rocks Minor Elements in Igneous Rocks Igneous Rock Classification Igneous Rock Classes by Color Sedimentary Rock Classes Metamorphic Rock Classes Geochemical Lower Detection Limits Mohn Scale of Hardness Particle Size Descriptions Richter & Mercali Earthquake Scales Core Drill Specs Geologic Time Scale Glue, Solvents, Paints and Finishes Glue Types and Applications Common Solvents Paints and Finishes Hardware Bolt Torque Specs (Inch) Effect of Lubrication on Torque Rating Bolt Torque Specs (Metric) Bolt Torque Specs (Whitworth Std) Wood Screw Specifications Wood Screw Number vs. Screw Length Sheet Metal Screw Specs Pictures of Screw Heads Cable Clamps for wire Rope Nails Pictures of Nail Types Math Numeric Prefixes Roman Numerals Convert Inch-Foot-mm-Drill # Squares, Cubes and Roots Degrees, Radians, and Trig Functions Log, Log e, Circumference, & Circle Area Right Triangle Formulas Oblique Triangle Formulas Plane Figure Formulas Solid Figure Formulas Mine, Mill and Aggregate Standard Sieve Series Mineral Dressing Sizing Scale Stockpile Volume and Weight Material Dumping Angles Rock Bulking Factors Length of Conveyor Belt in a Roll Conveyor Slope Angle Maximums Conveyor Capacities Conveyor Horsepower vs. Load Jaw Crusher Horsepower vs. Tons/Hour Money Currency Exchange Rates Discount Factors for Net Present Value Simple Interest Compound Interest Numbered Days of the Year Plumbing and Pipe Copper Pipe and Tubing Plastic Pipe Steel Pipe Steel Pipe Formulas Steel Pipe - Pressure Ratings of Sch 40 Rope, Cable and Chain Rope (poly, nylon, manila) Wire Rope Chain Feet of Cable or Rope on a Reel Pull Angle vs. Strength Loss Steel and Metals Steel Wire Gauges Steel Sheet Gauges Steel Plate Sizes Wire and Sheet Specifications Channel Steel Angle Steel Tee Steel Round Bar Steel Square Bar Steel Hexagonal Bar Steel Octagonal Bar Steel Flat Steel Square Steel Tubing Rectangular Steel Tubing Round Steel Tubing Aluminum Types Surveying and Mapping Percent Grade to Degrees Stadia Table Formulas to Create Stadia Table Mapping Scales and Areas Apparent Dip Table Three Point Problem Magnetic Declination Map Tools American National Taps and Dies Metric Taps and Dies British Taps and Dies British Association Standard Thread American Standard Taper Pipe Thread American Standard Straight Pipe Thread Water Weights and Properties of Materials Friction Loss in Various Pipe Friction Loss Tables Friction Loss in Fittings Suction, Head & Vapor Press vs. Altitude Horizontal Pipe Discharge Nozzle Discharge Vertical Pipe Discharge Weir Discharge Volumes Horizontal Cylinder Fillage Steam Table Water Pollution Water Hardness Water Data & Formulas Weights & Properties of Materials Welding Arc Electrodes - Mild Steel Electrode Amperages Electrodes- Low Allow Steel Electrodes - Stainless Steel Electrode Brand Conversion (Steel) Gas Welding Rods Welding Gases Hard and Soft Solder Alloys Solder Flux Tempering Color for Steel Conversion Tables 12 Year Perpetual Calendar Index Notes-Blank pages and Rulers Preface and Personal Information Intro Trade Names, Trade Marks, and References Air and Gases Composition of Air Physical Properties of Air Densities of Gases Standard Atmosphere Definition General Gas Laws & Formulas Density of Moist Air Elevation vs. Air & Water Properties Dry Air Specific Heat & Sound Velocity at 1 Atmosphere for Various Temperatures Dry Air Specific Heat at 20°C Constant Temperature and Various Pressures Air Tool CFM & PSI Requirements CFM vs. PSI for Various Nozzle Sizes Air Hose Friction & Pressure Loss Air Line Recommended Sizes Air Receiver Capacities Air Pollution Safe Limits Automotive Antifreeze Table Spark Plug Spark Plug Lead-Acid Battery Specific Gravity/Charge Oil Viscosity vs. Temperature Auto Headlight Warning Automotive Air Conditioning Automotive Electric Wiring Tire Size vs. Load Rating Tire Manufacturer Codes Tire Size Coding Load Range vs. Ply Rating Automotive Formulas Carpentry and Construction Softwood Lumber Sizes Softwood Lumber Grading Hardwood Lumber Size and Grade Wood Moisture Content Plywood & Panel Grading Wood Characteristics Insulation Value of Materials Maximum Floor Joist Spans Douglas Fir - Larch Group Hemlock,-Fir Group Spruce- Ping Group Southern Pine Group Redwood Group Strength of Wood Beams Wood Gluing Characteristics Concrete Mortar Chemistry and Physics Element Tables Element Properties Periodic Table of the Elements pH of Common Acids pH of Common Bases pH Indicators Elementary Particles Radioisotope Half Lives Uranium-238 Decay Series Galvanic Series of Metals in Seawater Computers Computer ASCII Codes IBM PC Memory Map IBM PC Hardware Interrupts Serial Ports DMA Channels Megabytes and Kilobytes Constants- Physical, Chemical and Math Electrical- Wire, Motors and Frames Copper Wire Current Capacity Ampacity vs. Temperature Correction Copper Wire Current Capacity (3 wire) Standard Lamp & Extension Cord Current Capacities Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity Ampacity vs. Temp. Correction (Al) Aluminum Wire Amp Capacity (3 wire) Current Adjustment for more than 3 Wires in a Cable Copper Wire Resistance Standard Copper Wire Specs Wire Classes & Insulation Standard Wire Color Codes Wire Size vs. Voltage Drop Conduit Size vs. Wire Size Box Size vs. Number of Wires Average Electric Motor Specs NEMA Electric Motor Frames NEMA Electric Enclosure Types DC Motor Wiring Specs 3 Phase Electric Motor Specs HP vs. Torque vs. RPM for Motors Electronics Resistor Color Codes Resistor Standard Values Capacitor Color Codes Capacitor Standard Values Pilot Lamp Specs Fuses- Small Tube Type Battery Characteristics Batteries - Standard Sizes RF Coil Winding Data Wire Size vs. Number of Turns/Inch Decibels vs. Voltage & Power Ratios Formulas for Electricity General Information Holidays Season & Clock Dates Signs of the zodiac Flowers for each Month Birthstones Anniversary Names Paper Sizes English - Greek Alphabet Radio Alphabet Morse Code 'Ten' Radio Codes Military Rank and Grade State Information Climate Data in U.S. Cities Time Zones 9780969582229\Dr Michael Greenwood draws on the healing wisdom of many traditions in treating a variety of common problems. His approach relies on the inner healing capacity that is latent in everyone, but which is largely untapped. If you think drugs and surgery are the only approach to getting and staying well read this book. It may well transform your view of your body, and the role of your mind and spirit in your health. Read more About the Author Thomas Glover-Tom is the President of Sequoia Publishing, Inc. and founded the company in March 1989. He has a Masters Degree in Geology from the University of Texas and is a registered AAPG Geologist. He has a broad background in engineering, computers and electronics and has been a small business entrepreneur since 1980. Tom is the author of Sequoia's best-selling, flagship product Pocket Ref and has co-authored several other books since 1989. Read more

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Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery

Pdf Engineering Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery

Pdf:Make: Electronics: Learning Through Discovery.Book Description Burn things out, mess things up-that's how you learn. Read more From the Author Make: Electronics is the book that I wish I had owned when I was a young teenager, struggling to learn the basics of electricity and electronics. My goal is to give readers today an easier learning experience than the one I had to go through. And I want it to be fun. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World

Pdf Engineering Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World

Pdf:Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World.Review 'Insightful...an instructive reminder that climate and geography don’t control a state’s destiny. Nature, as it turns out, is not as important as government nurture.' ―The Wall Street Journal“A must-read that is both fascinating and informative. “ ―San Francisco Chronicle “With global water shortages generating political, military and humanitarian crises across the globe, Israel's astonishing ingenuity for wresting abundance from drought is an inspiring and instructive blueprint for the planet.” ―Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.“If you are worried about global water shortages-and you should be-read this book. Seth Siegel brings an urgent message of how the world can save itself using remarkable techniques and technology developed in Israel. Let There Be Water is essential reading. I highly recommend it.” ―Michael Bloomberg“A really interesting account of the possibilities for technology to solve one of the greatest and underestimated challenges of our age.” ―Tony Blair“Water scarcity is one of the most urgent threats to our economy and society. In Let There Be Water, Seth Siegel explores the crisis through the lens of a solution, telling the powerful story of how the people of Israel came together to overcome their water problems, so that the rest of the world can learn from their example and get ahead of the looming crisis.” ―Arianna Huffington'Brilliant.' ―Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning author“This extraordinary work will long be read by people grappling with water shortages and other seemingly insurmountable challenges.” ―Shimon Peres, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former president of Israel“From the arid front lines of the freshwater scarcity crisis, Siegel provides an eye-opening account how Israel turned adversity into opportunity to become an innovative pioneer in the global quest for a new water paradigm.” ―Steven Solomon, author, WATER: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization“Let There Be Water is an essential look at the unknown story of how Israel has avoided the coming global water crisis despite being mostly desert. Through smart policies, conservation, technology and a new water-focused export industry, this book shares water-independent Israel's lessons that every interested citizen and country needs to know.” ―Dan Senor, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Start-Up Nation“Let There Be Water is the expertly and movingly told story of how Israeli specialists and NGOs greatly helped many Africans gain access to clean water. Seth Siegel shows how Israel uses its water skills both to help developing nations and as a tool of diplomacy. We all have so much to learn from this superb book.” ―Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda“Fascinating account....A major contribution to this hotly debated issue and to broader questions of environmental policy.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred)“With current drought conditions across Western North America, this hard-won water wisdom should be of interest to concerned readers.” ―Library Journal'A fascinating and detailed study that intertwines history, politics, technology and sociology, addressing a subject that is crucial to every living person.'―Bloomberg.com, 'Favorite Summer Reads' roundup'Let There Be Water is an important work of non-fiction, a story that needs to be told. There are lessons in here for everyone.' ―Former U.S. Senator Mark L. Pryor“In the last 50 years, one place has taken water scarcity and turned it into water abundance―Israel. The Israelis did it with science, skill, and by thinking 50 years ahead. Seth M. Siegel’s book Let There Be Water pieces together the surprising story of how Israel made itself into a ‘water superpower’ with clarity, with verve, and most important, with a sense of hope for everyone else facing water problems.” ―Charles Fishman, New York Times bestselling author of The Big Thirst: The secret life & turbulent future of water“Capturing Israel’s revolution from thirsting wasteland to thriving wellspring, Seth M. Siegel meticulously traces a fledgling nation’s quest to emerge as an international “water superpower,” in his new book Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water- Starved World.” ―The Jerusalem Post“Lively, informative new book.” ―The Jewish Week“Israel’s determination to create water security is a half-century-long lesson in the liberating economic power of smart water, and a vivid illustration that scarcity doesn’t need to lead to deprivation. It can often drive exactly the opposite: innovation and even abundance.” ―Strategy + Business“Israel’s determination to create water security is a half-century-long lesson in the liberating economic power of smart water, and a vivid illustration that scarcity doesn’t need to lead to deprivation. It can often drive exactly the opposite: innovation and even abundance.” ―American Associates, Ben-Gurion University’ Impact magazine“This excellent, well-researched book enumerates the numerous 'bullets' Israel fired in its successful quest for water independence. Additionally, it offers the lessons learned in Israel as models for the world as climate change and population growth continue to stress the global supply of fresh water.” ―San Diego Jewish Book World“A fact-filled and wholly fascinating account of the Jewish homeland’s ways with water.” ―Jewish Journal.com'This smart, engaging, and extremely feel-good book tells one of the stories that best illustrates how Israel consistently turns crises into opportunities and challenges into victories...Siegel’s accessible handling of technological issues, his focus on key individuals inside and outside of government, and his boundless enthusiasm for Israel’s accomplishments and international leadership make Let There Be Water a highly appealing read.' ―Jewish Book Council'A great read that addresses our water challenge.' ―George P. Bush, Texas Land Commissioner'Let There Be Water will change the way you think about Israel. Don’t miss it.' ―Lloyd Goldman, American Associates Ben-Gurion University of the Negev President Read more About the Author SETH M. SIEGEL is a lawyer, activist, writer, and successful serial entrepreneur. His essays on water and other policy issues have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and in leading publications in Europe and Asia. Siegel is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a highly sought-after speaker on a range of topics including water policy, Middle East politics, and national security. He is married and lives in New York City. Read more

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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Pdf Engineering Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Pdf:Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World.Review “Stuff Matters is about hidden wonders, the astonishing properties of materials we think boring, banal and unworthy of attention...It’s possible this science and these stories have been told elsewhere, but like the best chocolatiers, Miodownik gets the blend right.' —The New York Times Book Review '[Ordinary objects] have found their poet in Mark Miodownik...A thrilling account of the modern material world...Though I blush to recall it, once I had the impression that materials science was dull and pedestrian. Stuff Matters has changed my mind; now I find myself running my fingers along things and sighing. Mr. Miodownik's lively, eloquent book changes the way one looks at the world.' —Wall Street Journal'Midownik dives into every detail...[with] joyous curiosity.' —Entertainment Weekly 'Miodownik, a materials scientist, explains the history and science behind things such as paper, glass, chocolate and concrete with an infectious enthusiasm.' —Scientific American 'Materials scientist Miodownik intertwines humorous vignettes of daily life in London with subatomic behavior to explain the feats of engineering that brought us samurai swords, skyscrapers, pool balls and even chocolate. From concrete in Roman architecture to atom-thick graphene, Miodownik builds on a historical framework to give readers an idea of future applications. Clever in every sense of the word, Stuff Matters may leave you looking at windows rather than through them.' —Discover'Stuff Matters makes the seemingly banal objects of our everyday lives into an endless source of wonder, dreams and possibility.' —Salon'Superb storytelling...fascinating...a delightful book on a subject that is relatively rarely written about.' —Popular Science 'Entertaining and informative...[Stuff Matters] delivers on both the scientific and personal levels. Its anecdotes, inviting prose and unusual chapter titles introduce both the author and his field of research, materials science.' —Dallas Morning News 'I stayed up all night reading this book. Miodownik writes with such knowledge, such enthusiasm, such a palpable love for his subject.' —Oliver Sacks, author of Hallucinations'Concrete, chocolate, paper, porcelain; this is a fascinating and informative account of the ‘stuff’ of our everyday lives.' —Penny Le Couteur, coauthor of Napoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History 'It is a rare thing for a true scientist to be able to explain how things work so clearly to the layperson—and even rarer to do so in such an entertaining fashion. No one who reads this book will look at the world quite the same again.' —Kate Ascher, author of The Works, The Heights, and The Way to Go '[A] wonderful account of the materials that have made the modern world…Miodownik writes well enough to make even concrete sparkle.' —Financial Times 'A deftly written, immensely enjoyable little book.' —Observer (UK) '[Miodownik] makes even the most everyday seemthrilling.'—The Sunday Times (UK) 'Enthralling... a mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives.' —Guardian (UK) 'Entertaining...These materials make fascinating reading.' —Materials Today (UK) 'A great look at the science and stories behind the seemingly mundane substances that make up almost everything.' —Physics Central 'A compact, intense guided tour through a handful of physical materials, from concrete to chocolate, revealing what makes them profoundly affect our lives...[Miodownik] writes with enthusiasm, empathy and gratitude, making us care for concrete or foam as much as for Mr. Darcy or the Artful Dodger...[Stuff Matters] puts the wonder and strangeness back into all the truly magical stuff that comprises our everyday reality.' —Kirkus 'A fascinating introduction to materials science...Miodownik’s infectious curiosity and explanatory gifts will inspire readers to take a closer look at the materials around them.' —Publishers Weekly, starred review 'Ever wonder how concrete is made? Why chocolate gets white spots when it heats up then cools down again? What makes diamond and graphite, two allotropes of carbon, behave so differently? Miodownik (materials and society, Univ. Coll. of London; Computational Materials Engineering) answers all of these questions and more through relating his personal experiences with each type of material. The author explores the worlds of the grandiose as he watches the construction of the Shard in London, Europe’s tallest building; and the miniscule, as he examines how small pores can lead to fractures in terra cotta, but similar fractures can be stopped in plaster (like that in a cast) by applying it over cloth. Miodownik introduces enough chemistry to explain, as his title suggests, the stuff that matters, but relates the science in such a way that the book should be accessible to all readers. ­VERDICT Recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about the materials that make up the world around them.' —Library Journal, STARRED   Read more From the Back Cover New York Times Notable Book 2014 Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books  “Miodownik, a materials scientist, explains the history and science behind things such as paper, glass, chocolate, and concrete with an infectious enthusiasm.”—Scientific American   Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik constantly asks himself. Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. In Stuff Matters, Miodownik explores the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor to the foam in his sneakers. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way.   “Stuff Matters is about hidden wonders, the astonishing properties of materials we think boring, banal, and unworthy of attention . . . It’s possible this science and these stories have been told elsewhere, but like the best chocolatiers, Miodownik gets the blend right.” —New York Times Book Review   Mark Miodownik is a professor of materials and society at University College London. He is the director of the Institute of Making, which is home to a materials library containing some of the most wondrous matter on earth. He lives in London. 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Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society

Pdf Engineering Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society

Pdf:Intentional Interviewing and Counseling: Facilitating Client Development in a Multicultural Society.About the Author Allen E. Ivey is Distinguished University Professor (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A Diplomate in counseling psychology, Dr. Ivey is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and Asian-American Psychological Association. His work in diversity led him to be honored as a Multicultural Elder at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. He has written more than 40 books and 200 articles and chapters, translated into 20 languages. Dr. Ivey's undergraduate work was in psychology at Stanford University, followed by a Fulbright Grant to study social work at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His doctorate is from Harvard University. He is the originator of the Microskills approach, basic to this book. Read more

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Fundamentals of Case Management Practice: Skills for the Human Services

Pdf Engineering Fundamentals of Case Management Practice: Skills for the Human Services

Pdf:Fundamentals of Case Management Practice: Skills for the Human Services.Review 'This text is an integrative guide that describes the complexities of case management in an engaging manner. A great text for courses that train professionals to deal with case management issues.''This is an excellent text that covers all the basics of case management in a very usable and applicable format. Case histories, exercises, and the accompanying CD are very helpful.' Read more About the Author Nancy Summers is a professor at Harrisburg Area Community College, where she has served as department chair. Summers was the director of public education for a mental health system and has worked with numerous agencies to provide training, improve services, and assist with an internal reorganization. She remains actively in touch with numerous professionals in a wide variety of programs and recently published work on the supervision of the less experienced human services worker. Read more

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Pre-Accident Investigations

Pdf Engineering Pre-Accident Investigations

Pdf:Pre-Accident Investigations.Review The concepts outlined in this absorbing book are eminently practical and have been tested in the field. Pre-Accident Investigations might well not only enhance safety but save organizations money - and potentially lives too. --The RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal, December 2012'Conklin slaughters many holy cows in this very readable book, including the notion of cause , which he rejects as simply a retrospective construct. Workers don t cause failure; what workers do is trigger a whole lot of weaknesses that exist in environments, processes, systems, job sites, and in the work or organization itself. Conklin s ideas are persuasive, challenging, crystal clear, and expressed with humility and acknowledgement of what he has learned from others. --Safeguard, July/August 2013 Read more About the Author Todd Conklin is a Senior Advisor at Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world's foremost research and development laboratories, in the human performance and safety integration program. Dr. Conklin has been working on the human performance program at Los Alamos National Laboratory for the last dozen years of his 25-year career. It is in the fortunate position where he enjoys the best of both the academic world and the world of safety in practice. Conklin holds a Ph.D. in organizational behaviour and communication from the University of New Mexico. He speaks all over the world to executives, groups and work teams who are interested in better understanding the relationships between the workers in the field and the organization's systems, processes and programs. He has brought these systems to major corporations around the world. Conklin practices these ideas not only in his own workplace, but also in event investigations at other workplaces around the world. Conklin defines safety at his workplace like this: 'Safety is the ability for workers to be able to do work in a varying and unpredictable world.' Conklin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico and thinks that human performance is the most meaningful work he has ever had the opportunity to live and teach. Read more

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2012 International Fuel Gas Code (International Code Council Series)

Pdf Engineering 2012 International Fuel Gas Code (International Code Council Series)

Pdf:2012 International Fuel Gas Code (International Code Council Series).Amazon.com Review New in the 2012 IFGC® Key changes include: All piping, tubing, and fittings in a fuel gas system must bear the manufacturer’s identification. Clarification that gypsum board requires reduced clearances to combustibles the same as any other combustible material. Requirement of flashback arrestors and check valves in fuel gas systems used with oxygen. Read more About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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Just Culture

Pdf Engineering Just Culture

Pdf:Just Culture.Review Readers interested in organizational ethics and decision-making will benefit from the case studies and examples. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates; general readers. --Choice, February 2013...it is difficult to think of a more relevant and challenging book for health and safety practitioners, company managers and directors, regulators of all stripes, and members of parliament. --Safeguard, New Zealand, Jan/Feb 2013 Read more About the Author Sidney Dekker is Professor of Humanities at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia. Educated as a psychologist in the Netherlands, he gained his Ph.D. in Cognitive Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA. He has lived and worked in Sweden, England, Singapore, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. The author of several best-selling books on system failure and human error, Sidney has been flying the Boeing 737NG part-time as an airline pilot. Read more

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Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age

Pdf Engineering Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age

Pdf:Space 2.0: How Private Spaceflight, a Resurgent NASA, and International Partners are Creating a New Space Age.Review “For spaceflight fanatics like me, now—the dawn of the Second Age of Space Exploration—is the most exciting time to be alive since the moon missions of the late 1960s and early '70s . . . In Space 2.0, ace science writer Rod Pyle—an advisor to NASA and the National Space Society—provides an engaging and expertly-informed explanation of how we got this far, along with a factual yet inspiring intro to our around-the-corner new adventures in space. Strap yourself in tight. It's a fascinating ride!” —Geoffrey Notkin, member of the board of governors for the National Space Society and Emmy Award-winning host of Meteorite Men and STEM Journals “Space 2.0 offers a grand overview of everything happening in space from JPL's robots to Elon Musk’s biggest ideas, and that is saying a lot! Pyle makes the complex technologies and intractable policy debates behind all this accessible to any reader without dumbing them down. It’s a great read for those who already excited about our new future in space and a must read for those who do not yet get it..” —Director of the University of Southern California’s Commercial Spaceflight Initiative and former NASA White House Liaison “Space 2.0 is just the right book at just the right time . . . This is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of space exploration and development in the 21st century, and gives excellent suggestions about how you can get involved in Space 2.0.” —Daniel J. Rasky, PhD, chief of the Space Portal Office and senior scientist/engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center “As Elon Musk celebrates more than 50 successful launches and a plethora of successful landings of his Falcon rockets and as Jeff Bezos achieves the ninth successful launch and landing of his New Shepard rocket, the space game is about to change. Rapidly. Your indispensable guide to the new space race is Rod Pyle's Space 2.0.” —Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle and Global Brain Read more About the Author Rod Pyle is a space historian who has worked with NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Johnson Space Center. He has written nine books on the history and technology of space exploration and science for major publishers in the US, UK and Asia. As a journalist, Rod's work has appeared in Space.com, LiveScience.com, The Huffington Post, Popular Science, and many other print and online venues. Rod has also produced documentary programming on spaceflight for The History Channel as well as Discovery Communications. He has written on spaceflight and science for NASA/JPL and Caltech, and authored a guide to executive education for the Johnson Space Center/The Conference Board's Apollo Leadership Experience. Rod speaks frequently on spaceflight and executive development, and is a frequent radio guest with regular appearances on WGN/Chicago, KFI/Los Angeles and numerous syndicated radio programs. He worked on the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as a visual effects coordinator for three seasons, and spent a decade at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Rod is a graduate of Stanford University and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and a member of the National Space Society, the Author's Guild, the National Association of Science Writers and the Producer's Guild of America. Read more

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition

Pdf Engineering The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition

Pdf:The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition.About the Author Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) was Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded the 1965 Nobel Prize for his work on the development of quantum field theory. He was also one of the most famous and beloved figures of the twentieth century, both in physics and as a public intellectual. Read more

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Fundamentals of Astrodynamics (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)

Pdf Engineering Fundamentals of Astrodynamics (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering)

Pdf:Fundamentals of Astrodynamics (Dover Books on Aeronautical Engineering).From the Back Cover When the United States Air Force Academy began teaching astrodynamics to undergraduates majoring in astronautics or aerospace engineering, it found that the traditional approach to the subject was well over 100 years old. An entirely new text had to be evolved, geared to the use of high speed digital computers and actual current practice in the industry. Over the years the new approach was proven in the classrooms of the Academy; its students entering graduate engineering schools were found to possess a better understanding of astrodynamics than others. So pressing is the need for superior training in the aerospace sciences that the professor-authors of this text decided to publish it for other institutions' use. This Dover edition is the result.The text is structured for teaching. Central emphasis is on use of the universal variable formulation, although classical methods are discussed. Several original unpublished derivations are included. A foundation for all that follows is the development of the basic two-body and n-body equations of motion; orbit determination is then treated, and the classical orbital elements, coordinate transformations, and differential correction. Orbital transfer maneuvers are developed, followed by time-of-flight with emphasis on the universal variable solution. The Kepler and Gauss problems are treated in detail. Two-body mechanics are applied to the ballistic missile problem, including launch error analysis and targeting on a rotating earth. Some further specialized applications are made to lunar and interplanetary flight, followed by an introduction to perturbation, special perturbations, integration schemes and errors, and analytic formulation of several common perturbations.Example problems are used frequently, while exercises at the end of each chapter include derivations and quantitative and qualitative problems. The authors suggest how to use the text for a first course in astrodynamics or for a two-course sequence.This major instructional tool effectively communicates the subject to engineering students in a manner found in no other textbook. Its efficiency has been thoroughly demonstrated. Dover feels privileged in joining with the authors to make its concepts and text matter available to other faculties.A new work, first published by Dover in 1971. Read more

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Rocket Propulsion Elements

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Pdf:Rocket Propulsion Elements.From the Back Cover THE DEFINITIVE INTRODUCTION TO ROCKET PROPULSION THEORY AND APPLICATIONS The recent upsurge in global government and private spending and in space flight events has resulted in many novel applications of rocket propulsion technology. Rocket Propulsion Elements remains the definitive guide to the field, providing a comprehensive introduction to essential concepts and applications. Led by industry veteran George P. Sutton and by Professor Oscar Biblarz, this book provides interdisciplinary coverage including thermodynamics, aerodynamics, flight performance, propellant chemistry and more. This thoroughly revised ninth edition includes discussion and analysis of recent advances in the field, representing an authoritative reference for students and working engineers alike. In any engineering field, theory is only as useful as it is practical; this book emphasizes relevant real-world applications of fundamental concepts to link 'thinking' and 'doing'. This book will help readers: Understand the physics of flight and the chemistry of propulsion Analyze liquid, solid, gas, and hybrid propellants, and the engines they fuel Consider high-temperature combustion, stability, and the principles of electric and chemical propulsion Dissect the workings of systems in common use around the world today Delve into the latest advances in materials, systems, propellants, and more Broad in scope, rich in detail, and clear in explanation, this seminal work provides an unparalleled foundation in aerospace engineering topics. Learning through the lens of modern applications untangles complex topics and helps students fully grasp the intricacies on a more intuitive level. Rocket Propulsion Elements, Ninth Edition merges information and utility building a solid foundation for innovation. Read more About the Author GEORGE P. SUTTON is an acknowledged expert on rocket propulsion, and the former Executive Director of Engineering at Rocketdyne (now Aerojet Rocketdyne), and Laboratory Associate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. OSCAR BIBLARZ is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Read more

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The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job (Springer Praxis Books)

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Pdf:The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job (Springer Praxis Books).Review “This book presents an in-depth explanation of how ‘the most complex machine ever sent to another planet’ works. … There are in-depth discussions on wheel design and degradation as well as complete listings of the drill and scoop sampling campaign. Beautifully written and illustrated, Ladawalla’s essay is truly encyclopaedic.” (Richard McKim, The Observatory, Vol. 138 (1267), December, 2018)“The Design and Engineering of Curiosity is a comprehensive look at how the Mars Curiosity mission became a reality. Lakdawalla, an independent scholar, begins with an overview of the various iterations of the mission, starting with the goal of developing a bigger lander, and shows how the designers converged on the final mission and spacecraft design. … The book has a broad audience, ranging from general readers to the technical community.” (D. B. Spencer, Choice, Vol. 56 (03), 2018)​ Read more From the Back Cover This book describes the most complex machine ever sent to another planet: Curiosity. It is a one-ton robot with two brains, seventeen cameras, six wheels, nuclear power, and a laser beam on its head. No one human understands how all of its systems and instruments work. This essential reference to the Curiosity mission explains the engineering behind every system on the rover, from its rocket-powered jetpack to its radioisotope thermoelectric generator to its fiendishly complex sample handling system. Its lavishly illustrated text explains how all the instruments work -- its cameras, spectrometers, sample-cooking oven, and weather station -- and describes the instruments' abilities and limitations. It tells you how the systems have functioned on Mars, and how scientists and engineers have worked around problems developed on a faraway planet: holey wheels and broken focus lasers. And it explains the grueling mission operations schedule that keeps the rover working day in and day out.    Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation (Springer Praxis Books)

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Pdf:The Apollo Guidance Computer: Architecture and Operation (Springer Praxis Books).Review From the reviews:“This exceedingly valuable work will give present day Computer Science students the background to understand how the dramatic breakthroughs in Logical Design, Computer Architecture, Computer Language Interpreters and Real-Time Executive Software was invented, and how it worked in practice. … This excellent reference will form a model for teaching and learning historical Computer Architectures and Software so that future Computer Scientists can understand and learn the original ideas that today guide their field.” (Ira Laefsky, Amazon, September, 2010) Read more From the Back Cover By today's standards, the on-board computer used by the Apollo astronaut's was a primitive affair, but in an age when most computers filled an entire room, this was small, required little power, and incorporated several technologies that were revolutionary for its time. This is the first book to fully describe the Apollo guidance computer's architecture, Executive software, and the programs used by astronauts. It describes the full range of technologies required in order to fly the Apollo lunar missions, and whicn enabled the astronauts to fly to the Moon - and back! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!

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Pdf:Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveler!.Review “An ideal introduction to the solar system for younger readers and casual space fans who crave an imaginative trip into the possibilities of real space tourism.”—Publishers Weekly“Vacation Guide to the Solar System offers would-be explorers a guidebook to what [space] voyages might be like in the future, adventures driven by dreams and supported with science. . . . By recasting these locales not just as places to look at but as destinations to visit, the new book invites readers to imagine what it might be like to be there and do things. . . . The new guidebook often reads not just as a travel guide to the solar system, but from the future.”—Astronomy Magazine“The Vacation Guide to the Solar System is from a future we wish were now . . . while Vacation Guide is anything but a hard science book, you'll probably end up smarter for having read it. . . . A fun, new way to look at our Solar System.”—Ars Technica“Forget Lake George—we’re dreaming of Saturn’s Lake Titan. . . . If entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Richard Branson have their way, humans will soon be taking their vacations in space. While we wait to get into space, Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich, a science writer and astronomer, respectively, are giving us mere earthlings a taste of what space travel may look like.”—Travel + Leisure“If you want to plan a vacation that’s truly out of this world, look no further.”—Parade“What a fun book the Intergalactic Travel Bureau has brought us! . . . As thorough as any real-life travel guide . . . up-to-the-moment knowledge combines with wry wit and charming imagery.”—New York Journal of Books“This is a great source for information on our solar system, appropriate for kids and adults alike. Fans of astronomy, science, and science fiction should jump on this book. Anyone who likes entertaining nonfiction (Mary Roach’s Packing for Mars immediately springs to mind) will enjoy this.”—The Irregular Reader  Read more About the Author Olivia Koski was born in the desert and raised in the mountains. She is head of operations for Guerilla Science, an organization that connects the public with science in novel ways. Previously she worked as a senior producer at The Atavist Magazine and a laser engineer at Lockheed Martin. She has a master's in journalism from New York University and bachelor's degrees in engineering physics and Germanic studies from the University of Colorado. Jana Grcevich, PhD, received her undergraduate degrees in astronomy, physics, and mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her doctorate in astronomy at Columbia University. Her research interests include dwarf galaxies and interstellar gas, and she discovered two previously unknown local galaxies. She lives in New York, where she collaborates with artists on projects related to astronomy, hosts shows at the Hayden Planetarium, and enjoys wandering through Prospect Park. Read more

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Essentials of Intentional Interviewing: Counseling in a Multicultural World

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Pdf:Essentials of Intentional Interviewing: Counseling in a Multicultural World.Review 'This book is the backbone of my course. It gives my students a foundation in communication, listening, and understanding that I believe is important for any psychology student to have.''This text is the pinnacle of introductory texts to the counseling profession. Not only does it present the information in a developmentally appropriate fashion, but it also introduces ideas and concepts that seasoned professionals may have missed (or never been introduced to) during their graduate training.' Read more About the Author Allen E. Ivey is Distinguished University Professor (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A Diplomate in counseling psychology, Dr. Ivey is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and Asian-American Psychological Association. His work in diversity led him to be honored as a Multicultural Elder at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. He has written more than 40 books and 200 articles and chapters, translated into 20 languages. Dr. Ivey's undergraduate work was in psychology at Stanford University, followed by a Fulbright Grant to study social work at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His doctorate is from Harvard University. He is the originator of the Microskills approach, basic to this book. Read more

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America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond

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Pdf:America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond.Review Essential reading for those interested in how Americans value nature and how they use their collectively owned lands. (Forest History Today)America’s Public Lands is a wonderful introductory book for those interested in federal land management practice and law. It contains enough detailed analysis of contemporary issues to engage those familiar with the subject while it is broad enough to give nascent readers to the field a fine single volume that encapsulates much of what has been argued on the subject over the last several decades.The book’s most interesting premise is that public lands need to be addressed as one system and not a collection of fiefdoms divided by bureaucratic borders. Wilson’s unifying concept is being advocated at the highest levels in Washington, D.C., and it was voiced by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in his first policy speech on the national forests in Seattle in 2009. (The American Historian)Effective. . . . Admirable. . . . By placing these public lands institutions in tension with one another, Wilson does something more than provide an up-to-date history and mission analysis of the agencies that oversee public lands; America’s Public Lands, perhaps for the first time, combines these histories and contemporary contestations in a single text, situating each of the institutions within a larger ideology, discourse, and practice of conservation and intentional management. . . . Wilson envelops these conceptualizations into lived realities and practices, ultimately demonstrating how ideas turn into institutions that are dynamic, but also deeply rooted in their pasts. . . . The first text in nearly two decades . . . to treat the public land system as a coherent whole, part of a larger ideological and managerial project. In this regard, the text has no contemporaries, as it provides a single academic resource that revels in these lands’ existence, but does so in a way that does not avoid the paradoxes, incongruities, struggles, and inequalities that help formulate their contemporary management. . . . Wilson’s book offers readers a chance to reconsider our complex, multifaceted, and often ironic relationships with public lands in the United States. . . . Appropriate for a wide variety of academic and popular audiences. While scholars will find usefulness in having the text as an up-to-date reference point, it will provide a substantial contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well. Widely diverse courses in public land management, environmental planning, environmental policy, environmental politics, environmental history, environmental law, environmental social studies, wilderness, and the environmental humanities will find this text to be valuable. Wilson’s book neatly and creatively packs a great deal of information and analyses into just over 300 pages. (Society & Natural Resources)Randall Wilson’s America’s Public Lands provides a useful introduction to the history and politics of the vast array of federal land programs. . . .Wilson has fashioned a readable, well-informed volume that builds on existing scholarship (including his own research on collaborative management) to construct a framework for understanding the essentially contested nature of our public lands as the setting for both resource exploitation and natural preservation. . . .The book is well designed as an introductory text for courses on federal land policy or western environmental history. It offers a clear and inviting narrative, an extensive bibliography to guide student research, and a sophisticated analytical blend of institutional politics and cultural change. . . .Wilson’s comprehensive view offers much to engage experts as well, showing the political and ideological underpinnings of land issues that span all these agencies. (Environmental History)America's Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond considers how it's come to be that a nation that cherishes the ideal of private property has methodically set aside nearly a third of its territory as public lands, and provides a history of the making of America's public land system. Chapters do more than chart the usual evolution of parklands and policies: they consider the origins of the idea of public domain and access, considering forces towards privatization and conservation and how they interacted to produce the parklands system we have today. Chapters cover national parks and forests, wildlife refuges, and wilderness areas and provide discussions surrounding policy debates and establishment processes for many of country's top wildlife areas, making this a far more wide-ranging survey than the usual parklands history approach, and a highly recommended pick for any who would understand the bigger picture involved in parklands creation, history, and management. (Midwest Book Review)Wilson offers a well-written, thoughtful, and ambitious synthesis of the story of America’s public lands that (literally!) covers a great deal of ground clearly and concisely. In addition to providing a historical narrative of how the nation’s public lands system came together, Wilson contextualizes the story more broadly, seeing how the various components of the system (the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, etc.) reflect different notions of nature and economic development. He also offers a framework for examining current issues that involve public land policies and uses. Wilson’s personal enthusiasm for America’s public lands runs clearly throughout the book and his hope is that this overview will add to greater public and scholarly awareness of the system and the settings it protects. . . .The book should be required reading for North American historical geographers, historians of the American West and public lands, employees in a wide assortment of public agencies, and for anyone interested in why one-third of the United States looks the way it does. (Journal of Historical Geography)Wilson provides a complete history, from colonial times, of what it took to build the national commons.... He tells a compelling and disturbing story of hunger, greed, and hubris in the history of land acquisition in the United States and in the disposition of these lands into private hands. (Public Administration Review)America’s Public Lands: From Yellowstone to Smokey Bear and Beyond is an exemplary work on the history of United States’ public lands and national park systems.... America’s Public Lands is clear and concise, and gives a thorough but succinct overview of the public lands system..... Winner of the 2014 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Prize by the American Association of Geographers, the book wonderfully displays the successes, failures, and controversies surrounding the park system and other public lands. It is a gift to the historical geographical community as the National Park Service enters its second century. It gives an insightful overview of historic viewpoints toward nature that allows readers to question the way they see public lands and the way they value these areas in the twenty-first century. (Historical Geography)Unprecedented in scope and depth, this important work traces the American public lands system to its origins and in the process challenges the ways we think about our vast heritage. Meticulously researched and artfully written, the book is essential reading for anyone interested in the 650 million acres of federally managed lands in the United States. (Howard R. Ernst, United States Naval Academy)At long last! A single-volume history of America’s public lands that celebrates the miracle of their existence but never shies away from the messy contradictions, conflicts, and injustice that make up their history. This is the plain-language, people's political ecology of our treasured landscapes. (Paul Robbins, University of Wisconsin–Madison) Read more About the Author Randall K. Wilsonholds the Thompson Chair of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College. Read more

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The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis

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Pdf:The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis.Review 'The Big Ratchet is a well-researched and highly readable account of how we came to be a 'world dominating urban species', and the opportunities and threats we will face in feeding a world of 9 billion people with only a small minority living in rural areas. For those who have deep concerns about our ability to meet future food needs, this book provides at least some reassurance that we have done it before.'―Nature Geoscience'[The Big Ratchet] is a fast-moving and information-packed history of human appetites.... DeFries does environmentalism a favor by presenting this history as a dialectic that never ends.'―Orion'[A]n interesting and timely thesis.... This is an environmental history, chockablock with examples from the past that might guide us in the future.'―Toronto Star 'Ruth DeFries has written a brilliant book that starts with the origin of Earth and life on our planet, and goes through thousands of years of ecological history and one natural crisis after another.... DeFries has a nuanced and sophisticated view of human history.... [The Big Ratchet] is a beautifully written book that is unique in combining wisdom, scientific discovery, and story-telling.'―Cool Green Science'[A] lucid and intelligent book.... There is something satisfyingly stark and elemental about DeFries' focus on food, which, she notes, is 'our most fundamental connection with nature'.'―Financial Times'Engaging and optimistic...a book that considers human progress not as an ever-ascending scale but as a sort of fugue with a repeating theme.' ―Wall Street Journal'An admirable history of human ingenuity that does not claim it will overcome such looming crises as overpopulation and global warming.'―Kirkus Reviews'Is there a tale more astonishing and improbable than the human story? Lurching between triumph and catastrophe, humankind has transformed itself from a run-of-the-mill forager on the African savanna into a species that dominates every corner of the planet. Now, as our numbers surpass 7 billion, Ruth DeFries shows how our remarkable past can serve as a guide to thinking about our uncertain future. Neither a hymn to optimism nor an invocation of catastrophe, The Big Ratchet is an essential account of how we got to be where we are.'―Charles C. Mann, author of 1491'Timely.... Clearly demonstrates the role of science in converting calamities into opportunities. The Big Ratchet provides a message of hope in the midst of the sea of despair we see in the areas of sustainable development and environmental protection. Ruth DeFries has rendered an invaluable service.'―M. S. Swaminathan, Founder and Chairman, M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation'Forget farm to table; this history shows that the food on your plate has a history stretching back to the dawn of the species.'―Emma Marris, author of Rambunctious Garden Read more About the Author Ruth DeFries is Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development and Chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. A recipient of the MacArthur Genius” Fellowship, she lives in New York City. Read more

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Integrating Emergency Management and Disaster Behavioral Health: One Picture through Two Lenses

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Pdf:Integrating Emergency Management and Disaster Behavioral Health: One Picture through Two Lenses.Review 'Behavioral health must be recognized as an essential component of emergency response. Everyone touched by disaster, whether as a survivor or rescuer, is affected mentally and emotionally by the experience, and the psychological effects can linger. Integrating Emergency Management and Disaster Behavioral Health is the guide both emergency management and behavioral health professionals need as a foundation for any sound disaster preparedness, response, and recovery strategy.' --Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Co-Founder, the Carter Center Read more About the Author Dr. Brian Flynn is currently an Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (the nation’s military Medical School). Through his career he has had a strong focus on the psychosocial sequelae of large scale disasters and emergencies. During his 31 years in the United State Public Health Service, in addition to other responsibilities, he worked in, managed, and supervised the federal government's domestic disaster mental health program. In that role, he served on-site with emergency management professionals at many, if not most, of the nation's largest disasters When he retired from the USPHS in 2002 at the rank of Rear Admiral/Assistant Surgeon General, he directed nearly all of his professional efforts toward advancing the field of preparing for and responding to large scale trauma. He provides training and consultation to both public and private entities both nationally and internationally.Ron Sherman spent almost 29 years as an emergency management specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He worked on over 200 federal disaster operations, including some of this nation’s most devastating events. Many times during his career he was in the role of Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO), the on-site official in charge of all Federal response and recovery efforts. After Hurricane Katrina Ron served as the FCO in Alabama before becoming the Senior Housing Official responsible for disaster housing operations for the entire Gulf Coast. After retiring in 2007 he continued his emergency management involvement by starting a Citizen Corps Council in his hometown and is now the leader of a Community Emergency Response Team. He provides emergency management consulting services to communities and emergency response training for volunteer groups. He has successfully integrated the operations of a Community Emergency Response Team with a new Medical Reserve Corps team and made Psychiatric First Aid a requisite part of the training curriculum. Read more

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The Art of Electronics

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Pdf:The Art of Electronics.Review 'Who among us has not kept a cherished copy of AoE on our workbench throughout our careers? Engineers, hackers and makers of all stripes, rejoice for the third edition ... has been worth the wait! Packed with tons of delicious knowledge to navigate electronics in both work and hobby. An encyclopedia of electronics knowledge, [The Art of Electronics] is a pleasure to read through for tips and tricks and is an unbeatable resource! Take a day out to read a chapter - you will learn things you didn't even know you didn't know. Or, refer to the pinouts, diagrams, and techniques as necessary to guide you through a difficult project. If you think electrical engineering is magical then you must pick up this tome!' Limor 'Ladyada' Fried, Adafruit Industries'First of all, after I forklifted [Chapter 5] onto my reading table, I sat down and read it. It is simply spectacular. That may be overly exclamatory language but it is the only appropriate verbiage I can summon. Spectacular, deep and wide. I especially like the comments about interpreting specifications and the deconstruction of the Agilent voltmeters is just, well, wonderful.' Jim Williams, Linear Technology Corp'Wow. Chapter 5 details every circuit artifact that I've encountered in the past thirty years in a through, pragmatic, and straightforward way. My only 'twinge' is that [it] disclosed and explained (in glorious graphical detail and with real part numbers) many topics that I thought were my personal trade secrets ... I love the plots. I know that it must take an enormous effort to collate all of the device characteristics. It's worth the effort. The way ... [it] present[s] the data allows the reader to get terrific perspective on a lot of landscape in a single view. Nice work.' John Willison, founder, Stanford Research Systems'Horowitz and Hill's third edition beautifully upgrades their earlier work, with substantial updates to detail, and without compromise to style, content, or technical quality. Like the second edition I've used for years, it is laser-focused on the working engineer. Delivered in folksy Horowitz and Hill style, it is rich with the kind of nitty-gritty information that's invaluable to circuit designers and manufacturers, much of which is absent (or difficult to find) elsewhere. This new book is a superb update, one which I'm sure will be treasured by those close to the art of analog circuitry.' Walt Jung, author, IC Op-Amp Cookbook'This epic work was created by two of the best experts in the field (with many others providing information). It defines the current state of the art in electronics ... Most parts of the book will continue to be relevant for several decades. The 1124 pages (even more densely packed with highly accurate information than the pages of the second edition) will delight everyone who already knows about electronics ... It is almost certain that you will like the third edition even more than the second ... The information that is now available in the book is absolutely fantastic, both the quality and the quantity, and you should get [it] as soon as you can ...' Wise Warthog blog'If you are looking for a handy and very practical electronics reference book, this is a good one. I think you will enjoy it. Thanks to Horowitz and Hill for updating this classic.' Lou Frenzel, Electronic Design (electronicdesign.com)'If you are a hobbyist or maker who wants to acquire or improve a well-rounded knowledge of electronics then The Art of Electronics is an ideal book for you. It starts from the very basics of voltage, current and resistance without getting heavily dependent on physics theory or mathematics, and proceeds to cover a huge variety of interesting topics. For electronic engineering students, [this book] ... will help you develop the intuitive understanding, which will make it easier to put the maths in context, and it will be invaluable when you do practical work for design projects. The Art of Electronics brilliantly conveys its authors' enthusiasm and experience of practical engineering and is an inspiring read. Many people have described the earlier editions as the best book on electronics, so [this third edition] had a lot to live up to; fortunately, it does not disappoint. It deserves its gold cover.' Ian Bell, Everyday Practical Economics'I believe the strength of this book stems from the authors' background in physics ... The key being that electronics is not their primary interest. This 'application perspective' is most evident in their presentation: the material is presented with the goal of understanding the behavior of electronic devices, circuits, and systems before the nitty-gritty details of calculating the behaviour ... The authors are also liberal in their use of commercially available parts in their presentation, something rarely, if ever, seen in a typical textbook. There is an abundance of warning, based on real-world experience, of the many traps that lie in wait for the practitioner of the electronic art ... In spite of the analog bent, the digital information in this book is an excellent source for the analog engineer to get started using digital systems for the control of analog circuits. All in all, a highly recommended addition to the working engineer's bookshelf. ' Greg Oshiro , Journal of the Audio Engineering Society Read more Book Description At long last, here is the thoroughly revised and updated, and long-anticipated, third edition of the hugely successful Art of Electronics. Widely accepted as the best single authoritative text on electronic circuit design, it will be an indispensable reference and the gold standard for anyone in the field. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down

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Pdf:Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down.Review 'It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design.'―Elon Musk'Rich and readable...personal, witty, and ironic.'―Scientific American'Here we have the conversation in the unbuttoned mood of a learned engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has immense charm.'―Architect's Journal Read more About the Author J. E. Gordon, formerly a professor at the University of Reading, was renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials. Read more

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2015 International Building Code

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Pdf:2015 International Building Code.About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings (International Code Council Series)

Pdf Engineering 2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings (International Code Council Series)

Pdf:2012 International Residential Code for One- and Two- Family Dwellings (International Code Council Series).Amazon.com Review New in the 2012 IRC® Key changes include: New Seismic Design Categories maps. Wind design including new maps. Exterior wall clearances to lot lines. Wireless smoke alarms. Prescriptive roof connections to resist wind uplift forces. Required clearance between townhouse separation walls and roof penetrations. Prescriptive requirements for isolated masonry pier foundations. Gypsum board under non fire-resistance rated floor assemblies. Wall bracing provisions including a new simplified method. Prescriptive design of whole-house ventilation systems. Gray water recycling systems. Read more About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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2015 International Mechanical Code

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Pdf:2015 International Mechanical Code.About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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2012 International Mechanical Code (International Code Council Series)

Pdf Engineering 2012 International Mechanical Code (International Code Council Series)

Pdf:2012 International Mechanical Code (International Code Council Series).Amazon.com Review New in the 2012 IMC® Key changes include: New and existing mechanical systems must be maintained in accordance with ASHRAE/ACCA/ANSI Standard 180. Parking garage exhaust now defined as environmental air. Includes specifications for grease reservoirs in commercial cooking exhaust duct systems. Includes requirements for underground grease ducts. Requires any combustible material in a return air plenum to be listed and labeled to verify compliance with ASTM E-84 or UL 723. Air dispersion systems are now allowed. New requirements for evaporative coolers. Read more About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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2015 International Plumbing Code (Includes IPSDC)

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Pdf:2015 International Plumbing Code (Includes IPSDC).About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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2015 International Fuel Gas Code

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Pdf:2015 International Fuel Gas Code.About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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Siteless: 1001 Building Forms

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Pdf:Siteless: 1001 Building Forms.Review Imagine Learning from Las Vegas as illustrated by Chris Ware, and you'll get a sense of François Blanciak's marvelously inventive new book.―MetropolisIn Siteless: 1001 Building Forms, French architect François Blanciak surrenders the usual anchors of function and site for an exercise in pure form. His astoundingly imaginative 1,001 designs could challenge architects and engineers for decades.―Santa Fe New Mexican Read more About the Author François Blanciak is an architect and Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He has worked for architectural firms in Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, and New York, with such architects as Frank Gehry and Peter Eisenman. Read more

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ICC A117.1 2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (International Code Council Series)

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Pdf:ICC A117.1 2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (International Code Council Series).About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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The Architecture Reference & Specification Book updated & revised: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day

Pdf Engineering The Architecture Reference & Specification Book updated & revised: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day

Pdf:The Architecture Reference & Specification Book updated & revised: Everything Architects Need to Know Every Day.About the Author Julia McMorrough has been the design architect for a wide range of project types, including hospitals, libraries, university buildings, and schools for firms in Boston, Kansas City, and New York City. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University. She is the author of The Architecture Reference & Specification Book and Drawing for Architects. She lives in Columbus, OH. Read more

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NEC 2011: National Electrical Code 2011/ Nfpa 70

Pdf Engineering NEC 2011: National Electrical Code 2011/ Nfpa 70

Pdf:NEC 2011: National Electrical Code 2011/ Nfpa 70.Amazon.com Review About the 2011 Edition of the NEC® From the Publisher New requirements added that focus on workplace safety, including labeling at subpanels to identify feeder supply source. Updated every three years and outlines minimum industry standards for all types of electrical installations. New and revised articles, including Revised Article 625 with vital changes covering safe battery charging for plug-in hybrid vehicles. Revised wiring requirements and receptacles. New installation rules to improve electrical worker safety. Explore this title's supplements: Color Coded EZ Tabs for the 2011 National Electrical Code® Significant Changes to the NEC® 2011 National Electrical Code® 2011 Handbook Read more About the Author National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, Massachusetts Read more

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2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Pdf Engineering 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Pdf:2015 International Energy Conservation Code.About the Author ICC is a leading organization dedicated to developing a single set of comprehensive, coordinated national model construction codes. To date, 48 U.S. states have adopted various international codes from ICC. Read more

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Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, 6th Ed

Pdf Engineering Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, 6th Ed

Pdf:Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, 6th Ed.About the Author David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425, owns Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast taught interior construction and other courses at Arapahoe Community College for over 20 years. A licensed architect in the state of Colorado, Mr. Ballast has written many books on design topics. Read more

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Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies

Pdf Engineering Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies

Pdf:Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies.From the Back Cover Design net-zero energy buildings that heat and power with the sun, cool with the wind, and light with the skyThe updated sustainable design classicDoubled contentFocused on designing for Architecture 2030® carbon-neutral performance targetsTools to connect related strategies.Part I-VII: 400-page printed bookMultiple aids for navigationA new knowledge structure for net-zero design7 synergies and 9 strategy bundles6 high-performance buildings assessmentsCondensed versions of favorite strategies and toolsPart VIII-IX: 450-page electronic book (free download)Searchable PDF documentsOver 100 preliminary design strategies 29 design analysis techniquesDigital Extras (free download)The SWL Tools spreadsheet for net-zero design (62 pages)Climate Calendar data spreadsheets for the U.S. (28 cities)700 pages of Climatic Context reports for U.S. climate regions Read more About the Author MARK DEKAY is a registered architect and Associate Professor of architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a Climate Reality Leadership Corps member, author of Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives and editor of the UT/RedVector.com online Sustainable Design and Green Building continuing education program. G. Z. BROWN is a registered architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Oregon. He is director of the UO Energy Studies in Buildings Laboratory (ESBL) in Portland and Eugene and coauthor of InsideOut: Design Procedures for Passive Environmental Technologies and Natural Ventilation in Northwest Buildings. Read more

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2015 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook

Pdf Engineering 2015 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook

Pdf:2015 International Building Code Illustrated Handbook.About the Author The International Code Council (ICC) is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe, sustainable, and affordable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build, and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes. ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a subsidiary of the International Code Council, has been the industry leader in performing technical evaluations for code compliance fostering safe and sustainable design and construction.Douglas W. Thornburg, AIA, C.B.O. is the Vice President of Education and Certification at the International Code Council (ICC), where he provides leadership in the technical development and positioning of support products, educational activities, and certification programs. Prior to joining the ICC in 2004, he served as a code consultant and educator for building codes. He has been involved extensively in building code activities since 1980.John R. Henry, P.E. is the former Principal Staff Engineer at the International Code Council. During his tenure with the ICC, he worked in code development, technical services, government relations, training and education, and product development. He is currently a consulting engineer in private practice in Northern California. Read more

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FE Chemical Review Manual

Pdf Engineering FE Chemical Review Manual

Pdf:FE Chemical Review Manual.About the Author Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored over 40 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. Read more

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Process Dynamics and Control

Pdf Engineering Process Dynamics and Control

Pdf:Process Dynamics and Control.This third edition provides chemical engineers with process control techniques that are used in practice while offering detailed mathematical analysis. Numerous examples and simulations are used to illustrate key theoretical concepts. New exercises are integrated throughout several chapters to reinforce concepts. Up-to-date information is also included on real-time optimization and model predictive control to highlight the significant impact these techniques have on industrial practice. And chemical engineers will find two new chapters on biosystems control to gain the latest perspective in the field.

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Scientific Soapmaking: The Chemistry of the Cold Process

Pdf Engineering Scientific Soapmaking: The Chemistry of the Cold Process

Pdf:Scientific Soapmaking: The Chemistry of the Cold Process.About the Author Kevin Dunn is the Elliott Professor of Chemistry at Hampden-Sydney College. He holds a BS degree from the University of Chicago and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He appears on the Learning Channel's Mysteries of Magic and the History Channel's Modern Marvels. He lives in central Virginia with his wife and several cats. Read more

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Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Pdf Engineering Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Pdf:Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications (3rd Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences).About the Author Daniel A. Crowl is Herbert H. Dow Professor for Chemical Process Safety at Michigan Tech. He serves on the AIChE Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) Safety and Chemical Engineering Education (SACHE) Committee, and is author/editor of several AIChE books on process safety. His awards include AIChE’s Bill Doyle Award; the ACS Chemical Health and Safety Award; the Walton/Miller award from AIChE’s Safety and Health Division; and the AIChE Board’s Gary Leach Award. He is a Fellow of AIChE, ACS Safety and Health Division , and CCPS.   Joseph F. Louvar is Research Professor at Wayne State University’s College of Engineering, where he teaches chemical process safety, risk assessment, and process design. He was recently the CCPS staff consultant for the Undergraduate Education Committee, commonly known as the Safety and Chemical Engineering Education Committee (AIChE’s SACHE) and has previously chaired this committee for over ten years. His books include Health and Environmental Risk Analysis: Fundamentals with Applications (Prentice Hall, 1997). Read more

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Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications

Pdf Engineering Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications

Pdf:Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications.About the Author Afshin J. Ghajar is Regents Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA and a Honorary Professor of Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. all in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. His expertise is in experimental and computational heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Dr. Ghajar has made significant contributions to the field of thermal sciences through his experimental, empirical, and numerical works in heat transfer and stratification in sensible heat storage systems, heat transfer to non-Newtonian fluids, heat transfer in the transition region, and non-boiling heat transfer in two-phase flow. His current research is in two-phase flow heat transfer, thermal management of mini and micro systems, and mixed convective heat transfer and pressure drop in the transition region. Dr. Ghajar has been a Summer Research Fellow at Wright Patterson AFB (Dayton, Ohio) and Dow Chemical Company (Freeport, Texas). He and his co-workers have published over 150 reviewed research papers. He has delivered numerous keynote and invited lectures at major technical conferences and institutions. He has received several outstanding teaching, research, advising, and service awards from College of Engineering at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Ghajar is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Heat Transfer Series Editor for CRC Press/Taylor & Francis and Editor-in-Chief of Heat Transfer Engineering, an international journal aimed at practicing engineers and specialists in heat transfer published by Taylor and Francis. Read more

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FE Chemical Practice Problems

Pdf Engineering FE Chemical Practice Problems

Pdf:FE Chemical Practice Problems.About the Author Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored over 35 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University.   Read more

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Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition

Pdf Engineering Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition

Pdf:Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, 9th Edition.About the Author Dr. Don W. Green is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas. He holds a B.S. in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, and M.S. and PhD. Degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He is Editor of the 6th, 7th and 8th Editions of Perry’s. He has authored, co-authored, 70 refereed publications, over 100 technical meeting presentations, and is co-author of the SPE textbook Enhanced Oil Recovery. Dr. Green has won numerous teaching awards at KU, including the Honors for Outstanding Progressive Educator (HOPE) Award and the Chancellor's Club Career Teaching Award, the highest teaching recognitions awarded at the University. He has also been featured as an outstanding educator in ASEE's Chemical Engineering Education Journal. He is an Honorary Member of both SPE and AIME and a Fellow of the AIChE. .Dr. Marylee Z. Southard is Associate Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas. She holds B.S., M.S. and PhD Degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas. Her work in inorganic chemicals production has included process engineering, design and product development.  She has consulted for production and research companies. She teaches process design and project economics, and has won several University-wide teaching awards, including the Honors for Outstanding Progressive Educator (HOPE) Award and the Kemper Teaching Fellowship.  She has authored 1 patent, 15 refereed publications and numerous technical presentations.  Her research interests are in biological and pharmaceutical mass transport. Read more

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Injection Mold Design Engineering 2E

Pdf Engineering Injection Mold Design Engineering 2E

Pdf:Injection Mold Design Engineering 2E.This book provides a structured methodology and scientific basis for engineering injection molds. The topics are presented in a top-down manner, beginning with introductory definitions and the big picture before proceeding to layout and detailed design of molds. The book provides very pragmatic analysis with worked examples that can be readily adapted to real-world product design applications. It will help students and practitioners to understand the inner workings of injection molds and encourage them to think outside the box in developing innovative and highly functional mold designs. This new edition has been extensively revised with new content that includes more than 80 new and revised figures and tables, coverage of development strategy, 3D printing, in-mold sensors, and practical worksheets, as well as a completely new chapter on the mold commissioning process, part approval, and mold maintenance.

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Instrumentation

Pdf Engineering Instrumentation

Pdf:Instrumentation.From the Back Cover Pearson Publishing and the Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) have partnered to publish a series of textbooks designed to aid in the education and development of technicians in the field of Process Technology.  These texts, which are based on a set of nationally identified objectives, are designed to address the core needs of both industry and education.   Process Technology Instrumentation is a 24 chapter, two-semester textbook, intended for use in community colleges, technical colleges, universities and corporate settings in which process instrumentation is taught. This text includes a variety of topics including control loops, symbology, troubleshooting, and safety systems. Educators in many disciplines will find these materials a complete reference for both theory and practical application. Students will find this textbook to be a valuable resource throughout their process technology career.   Also available from Pearson Publishing and CAPT Introduction to Process Technology — An overview of various process industries, basic chemistry, basic physics, safety, health, environment, and more. Safety Health and Environment - Covers a wide range of topics including the environment, cyber security, safety-related equipment and more. Process Technology Equipment Process Operations Process Quality Read more

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Materials: engineering, science, processing and design; North American Edition

Pdf Engineering Materials: engineering, science, processing and design; North American Edition

Pdf:Materials: engineering, science, processing and design; North American Edition.From the Back Cover This is the essential materials engineering text and resource for students developing skills and understanding of materials properties and selection for engineering applications. Taking a unique design- led approach that is broader in scope than other texts, Materials 2e meets the curriculum needs of a wide variety of courses in the materials and design field, including introduction to materials science and engineering, engineering materials, materials selection and processing, and materials in design. This new edition retains its design-led focus and strong emphasis on visual communication while expanding its treatment of crystallography and phase diagrams by use of 'Guided Learning' sections to fully meet the needs of instructors teaching an introductory course in materials. KEY FEATURES: * Design-led approach motivates and engages students in the study of materials science and engineering through real-life case studies and illustrative applications * Highly visual full color graphics facilitate understanding of materials concepts and properties * Chapters on materials selection and design are integrated with chapters on materials fundamentals, enabling students to see how specific fundamentals can be important to the design process * For instructors, a solutions manual, lecture slides, online image bank and materials selection charts for use in class handouts or lecture presentations are available at http://textbooks.elsevier.com * Links with the Cambridge Engineering Selector (CES EduPack), the powerful materials selection software. See www.grantadesign.com for information NEW TO THIS EDITION: 'Guided Learning' sections on crystallography, phase diagrams and phase transformations enhance students’ learning of these key foundation topics Revised and expanded chapters on durability, and processing for materials properties More than 50 new worked examples placed throughout the text Available online testing and assessment component helps students assess their knowledge of the topics – Email [email protected] for details Link to interactive online materials science tutorials updated with new self test questions Read more About the Author Royal Society Research Professor Emeritus at Cambridge University and Former Visiting Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, London, UKMike Ashby is sole or lead author of several of Elsevier’s top selling engineering textbooks, including Materials and Design: The Art and Science of Material Selection in Product Design, Materials Selection in Mechanical Design, Materials and the Environment, and Materials: Engineering, Science, Processing and Design. He is also coauthor of the books Engineering Materials 1&2, and Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design.Hugh Shercliff is a Senior Lecturer in Materials in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He is a co-author of Michael Ashby's Materials, Third Edition (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013), and a contributor on aluMATTER, an e-learning website for engineers and researchers sponsored by the European Aluminium Association.Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cambridge University, UK Read more

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Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

Pdf Engineering Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language

Pdf:Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language.About the Author William L. Leffler received his BS from M.I.T. and masters and doctorate degrees in business administration from New York University. Following his career with Royal Dutch/Shell in the upstream, downstream, and petrochemicals business, he became a writer and consultant. He has authored multiple PennWell titles including the bestselling Petroleum Refining in Nontechnical Language (2000), Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language (2001), and Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production: A Nontechnical Guide (2003). Read more

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All in One Manual of Industrial Piping Practice and Maintenance: On the Job Solutions, Tips and Insights

Pdf Engineering All in One Manual of Industrial Piping Practice and Maintenance: On the Job Solutions, Tips and Insights

Pdf:All in One Manual of Industrial Piping Practice and Maintenance: On the Job Solutions, Tips and Insights.Books on design of pipelines, and equipment such as pumps and compressors are available but almost none on the piping that carries fluid to and fro. This practical, no-frills book offers complete coverage of piping practices and maintenance all in one place. Written by a professional with 35 years of hands-on knowledge and experience in pipeline building, operating, and maintenance, this manual is designed to be kept at the ready, on the shop floor. Maintenance engineers and managers will wonder how they've survived so long without it!Features practical insight and valuable notes.Uses charts and spec sheets wherever necessary instead of calculations and formulas.Provides problems, precautions, and troubleshooting tips.Extensive use of photos enables users to understand what they need to know.

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Petroleum Refining: Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition

Pdf Engineering Petroleum Refining: Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition

Pdf:Petroleum Refining: Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition.Petroleum refiners must face billion-dollar investments in equipment in order to meet ever-changing environmental requirements. Because the design and construction of new processing units entail several years’ lead time, refiners are reluctant to commit these dollars for equipment that may no longer meet certain conditions when the units come on stream. Written by experts with both academic and professional experience in refinery operation, design, and evaluation, Petroleum Refining Technology and Economics, Fifth Edition is an essential textbook for students and a vital resource for engineers. This latest edition of a bestselling text provides updated data and addresses changes in refinery feedstock, product distribution, and processing requirements resulting from federal and state legislation. Providing a detailed overview of today’s integrated fuels refinery, the book discusses each major refining process as they relate to topics such as feedstock preparation, operating costs, catalysts, yields, finished product properties, and economics. It also contains end-of-chapter problems and an ongoing case study.

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Chemical Engineering Reference Manual, 7th Ed

Pdf Engineering Chemical Engineering Reference Manual, 7th Ed

Pdf:Chemical Engineering Reference Manual, 7th Ed.About the Author Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored over 40 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. Read more

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Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer

Pdf Engineering Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer

Pdf:Fundamentals of Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer.About the Author James R. Welty arrived at Oregon State University as a freshman in mechanical engineering in 1950 and has been associated with OSU ever since. He earned his B.S. in 1954, and began teaching at OSU in 1958, receiving his Ph.D. in 1962 and becoming a full professor in 1967. He served as head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1970 to 1985, at which time he returned to full-time teaching until his retirement in 1996. Read more

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Process Technology Equipment

Pdf Engineering Process Technology Equipment

Pdf:Process Technology Equipment.From the Back Cover Process Equipment is designed to teach readers about equipment used in the process industries. This book includes a variety of topics including, valves, tanks, pumps, turbines, motors, heat exchangers, cooling towers, furnaces, boilers, separation equipment, reactors, filters, dryers and solids handling equipment. Each chapter contains objectives, key terms, a summary, review questions and activities to enhance the learning experience. Readers will find this book to be a valuable resource throughout their process technology career. The Center for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT) currently offers several instructor manuals and student workbooks for their books. Currently these must be PURCHASED by the instructor or institution. These materials, order forms, and pricing, can be viewed and purhcased at this website: http: //www.captech.org/curriculum/products.php Read more

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Handbook of Adhesives & Sealants

Pdf Engineering Handbook of Adhesives & Sealants

Pdf:Handbook of Adhesives & Sealants.From the Back Cover This handbook will cover polymeric adhesives and sealants for joining or bonding a wide range of material including metals, plastics, composites, and elastomers. The book will include many real-life examples to illustrate the 'do's and don'ts' of using adhesives and sealants. The goal is to develop this work so that it is an extensive yet easy review of the technology. Read more About the Author Edward M. Petrie, Raleigh NC. has served as a former Westinghouse technical consultant on adhesive technology to all divisions within Westinghouse. He is currently the manager of the Material and Process Center at ABB Transmission Technology Institute in Raleigh, NC. Read more

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Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Pdf Engineering Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Pdf:Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering (5th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences).About the Author H. Scott Fogler is the Ame and Catherine Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. He has been research advisor to forty-five Ph.D. students, and has more than two hundred thirty-five refereed publications. He was 2009 President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Fogler has chaired ASEE’s Chemical Engineering Division, served as director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and earned the Warren K. Lewis Award from AIChE for contributions to chemical engineering education. He has received the Chemical Manufacturers Association’s National Catalyst Award and the 2010 Malcom E. Pruitt Award from the Council for Chemical Research. Read more

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Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles (Includes Unit Operations) (4th Edition)

Pdf Engineering Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles (Includes Unit Operations) (4th Edition)

Pdf:Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles (Includes Unit Operations) (4th Edition).From the Back Cover The comprehensive, unified, up-to-date guide to transport and separation processes Today, chemical engineering professionals need a thorough understanding of momentum, heat, and mass transfer processes, as well as separation processes. Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, Fourth Edition offers a unified and up-to-date treatment of all these topics. Thoroughly updated to reflect the field's latest methods and applications, it covers both fundamental principles and practical applications. Part 1 covers the essential principles underlying transport processes: momentum transfer; steady-state and unsteady-state heat transfer; and mass transfer, including both unsteady-state and convective mass transfer. Part 2 covers key separation processes, including evaporation, drying, humidification, absorption, distillation, adsorption, ion exchange, extraction, leaching, crystallization, dialysis, gas membrane separation, reverse osmosis, filtration, ultrafiltration, microfiltration, settling, centrifugal separation, and more. This edition's extensive updates and enhancements include: A more thorough coverage of momentum, heat, and mass transport processes Detailed new coverage of separation process applications Greatly expanded coverage of momentum transfer, including fluidized beds and non-Newtonian fluids More detailed discussions of mass transfer, absorption, distillation, liquid-liquid extraction, and crystallization Extensive new coverage of membrane separation processes and gas-membrane theory Transport Processes and Separation Process Principles, Fourth Edition also features more than 240 example problems and over 550 homework problems reflecting the field's current methods and applications. Read more About the Author CHRISTIE JOHN GEANKOPLIS is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. His current research interests involve transport processes, biochemical reactor engineering, mass transfer in liquid solutions, and diffusion and/or reaction in porous solids. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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A Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition

Pdf Engineering A Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition

Pdf:A Working Guide to Process Equipment, Fourth Edition.About the Author Norman P. Lieberman is a chemical engineer with 50 years of experience in process plant operation, design, and field troubleshooting. An independent consultant, he troubleshoots oil refinery and chemical plant process problems and prepares revamp designs. Mr. Lieberman teaches 20 seminars a year on “Troubleshooting Process Plant Operations” and has written eight books on plant process operations and problems. Elizabeth T. Lieberman is a chemical engineer with more than three decades of experience in the process industries. She works as a consultant troubleshooting oil refinery and chemical plant process problems. Ms. Lieberman also has experience in ceramic clay processing, refractories processing, and the conveyance of slurry flow. Read more

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Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications

Pdf Engineering Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications

Pdf:Fluid Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications.About the Author Yunus A. Cengel is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. He served as the director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1996 to 2000. He has led teams of engineering students to perform industrial assessments at numerous manufacturing facilities and has also advised various government organizations and corporations. Dr. Çengel is the author or coauthor of several widely-adopted textbooks published by McGraw-Hill. He is the recipient of many outstanding teacher awards and has twice received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award. Dr. Çengel is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada; he is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Read more

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Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, 2nd Edition

Pdf Engineering Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, 2nd Edition

Pdf:Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, 2nd Edition.This newly revised best-seller is ideal for instrumentation and control system engineers in the process industries who are responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining safety instrumented systems. Engineers, managers, technicians, and sales professionals employed by end users, engineering firms, systems integrators, and consultants can all benefit from the material presented here. Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification, 2nd Edition addresses the increased realization that todayÂ's engineering systemsÂ--and the computers used to control themÂ--are capable of large-scale destruction. When even a single accident could be disastrous, the luxury of learning from experience no longer exists. This book is a practical how-to text on the analysis, design, application and installation of safety instrumented systems.

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Understanding Molecular Simulation: From Algorithms to Applications (Computational Science Series, Vol 1)

Pdf Engineering Understanding Molecular Simulation: From Algorithms to Applications (Computational Science Series, Vol 1)

Pdf:Understanding Molecular Simulation: From Algorithms to Applications (Computational Science Series, Vol 1).Review '…brilliantly maintains a balance between explaining the physical phenomena and performing computations. Its marvelous writing style invites scientists and students to deepen their knowledge of MD simulations.' --ComputingReviews.com, January 11, 2013 '... this book brilliantly lays down the scientific foundations of the simulational approach ...' --Prof. Kurt Binder in Physics World, 1997 '... a treasure. The book is a marvellous mix of just enough formalism with an informal and readable style, sufficient detail to understand methodological advances, appropriate mathematics ...' --Prof. Mark A. Ratner in Physics Today, 1997 Read more About the Author Daan Frenkel is based at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics and at the Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam. His research has three central themes: prediction of phase behavior of complex liquids, modeling the (hydro) dynamics of colloids and microporous structures, and predicting the rate of activated processes. He was awarded the prestigious Spinoza Prize from the Dutch Research Council in 2000.Berend Smit is Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam. His research focuses on novel Monte Carlo simulations. Smit applies this technique to problems that are of technological importance, particularly those of interest in chemical engineering. Read more

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Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes (4th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Pdf Engineering Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes (4th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences)

Pdf:Analysis, Synthesis and Design of Chemical Processes (4th Edition) (Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences).About the Author Richard Turton is professor of chemical engineering and professor in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. He has taught WVU’s senior design course for more than twenty-five years.   Richard C. Bailie, professor emeritus at WVU, taught chemical engineering design for more than twenty years. He has extensive experience in process evaluation, pilot plant operation, and plant startup.   Wallace B. Whiting, professor emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno, has practiced and taught chemical process design for more than twenty-four years.   Joseph A. Shaeiwitz has been involved in WVU’s senior design sequence and sophomore- and junior-level integrated design projects for twenty years.   Debangsu Bhattacharyya, associate professor in the department of chemical engineering at WVU, has worked in computer-aided simulation, design, construction, and in the operation of a large petroleum refinery for more than ten years. Read more

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Principles of Polymer Engineering

Pdf Engineering Principles of Polymer Engineering

Pdf:Principles of Polymer Engineering.Review '... very stimulating read... [this] textbook can be strongly recommended.'--Polymer'... someone who knew what is contained here would be well equipped to go out into the real world and discover why the handles break off kettles.'--The Times Higher Education Supplement Read more About the Author N. G. McCrum is at University of Oxford. C. P. Buckley is at University of Oxford. Read more

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Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes

Pdf Engineering Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes

Pdf:Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes.**paperback** I believe this is the exact same book as the one imaged on Amazon with the ISBN 978-0470616291. However, the ISBN in my book is 978-1119177647, which is not found on Amazon. I believe its just a special cover for my university. If there are any issues, I will glady offer a refund. Its seems to be exactly the same though, 4th edition.

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Nonlinear Polymer Rheology: Macroscopic Phenomenology and Molecular Foundation

Pdf Engineering Nonlinear Polymer Rheology: Macroscopic Phenomenology and Molecular Foundation

Pdf:Nonlinear Polymer Rheology: Macroscopic Phenomenology and Molecular Foundation.From the Back Cover Polymers are long string-like molecules. At high molecular weights, the long molecules are heavily intertwined, leading to unique viscoelastic behavior due to chain entanglement. Under large deformation, entangled polymers show a rich variety of nonlinear rheological responses including strain localization. Nonlinear Polymer Rheology offers new, significant insights to students and research professionals. All aspects of nonlinear polymer rheology are described within one common framework. The author explains why yielding, i.e., the transition from elastic response to irreversible deformation (flow), always takes place when entangled polymeric liquids are subjected to a variety of different forms of large deformation. Integrating latest research results and characterization techniques, Nonlinear Polymer Rheology helps readers understand and apply basic principles of nonlinear polymer rheology. The book connects the theoretical framework with practical polymer processing, aiding practicing scientists and engineers to go beyond existing knowledge and explore innovative applications. Read more About the Author SHI-QING WANG, PhD, is Kumho Professor of Polymer Science at the University of Akron. He has been teaching at the university level for more than 28 years and has over 150 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Wang is a reviewer for many journals and a Fellow of both the American Physical Society (APS) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read more

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Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th Edition

Pdf Engineering Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th Edition

Pdf:Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th Edition.About the Author Jack T. Ballinger, B.S, M.S., Ed.D., was a professor of chemistry and chemical technology at St. Louis Community College for 35 years, and is currently an adjunct faculty member with the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. He serves as the Education and Workforce Development Coordinator and presents courses on ethanol process operations and courses training new process operators and laboratory technicians. Gershon J. Shugar, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., was a professor of engineering technologies at Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey. In 1947, he founded a chemical manufacturing business that became the largest exclusive pearlescent pigment manufacturing company in the United States. In 1968, Dr. Shugar was appointed assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers University, where he taught until his appointment at Essex County College. Read more

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Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3rd Edition)

Pdf Engineering Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3rd Edition)

Pdf:Introduction to Nuclear Engineering (3rd Edition).From the Back Cover The third edition of this popular book is updated to include a completely revised discussion of reactor technology, an improved discussion of the reactor physics, and a more detailed discussion of basic nuclear physics and models. Introduces the basics of the shell model of the nucleus and a beginning discussion of quantum mechanics. Discusses both U.S. and non-U.S. reactor designs, as well as advanced reactors. Provides for a more detailed understanding of both reactor statics and kinetics. Includes updated information on reactor acidents and safety. Read more About the Author Anthony Baratta is currently a Professor of Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Nuclear Safety Center. He received the B.A/B.S. degrees in physics/applied physics from Columbia University in 1968 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Brown University in 1970 and 1978, respectively. His research interests and contributions include reactor safety, reactor kinetics and physics, and the effects of radiation on materials. He has authored many scientific publications and made numerous presentations. He is an active member of the American Nuclear Society and has appeared on many network television and radio broadcasts as an authority on reactor accidents, including the accident at Three Mile Island. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Microscale Energy Transport (Series in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering)

Pdf Engineering Microscale Energy Transport (Series in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering)

Pdf:Microscale Energy Transport (Series in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering).This text explores the field of microscale heat transfer in mechanical engineering. Experts from a wide range of science and engineering disciplines present topics that are built from simple macroscopic concepts and gradually lead into microscopic concepts. The book begins with an introductory chapter which discusses the history and the future directions of microscale heat transfer. It is then divided into two sections: the Fundamentals and the Applications.

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Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 3rd Edition 2005 Edition Integrated Media and Study Tools, with Student Workbook

Pdf Engineering Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 3rd Edition 2005 Edition Integrated Media and Study Tools, with Student Workbook

Pdf:Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes, 3rd Edition 2005 Edition Integrated Media and Study Tools, with Student Workbook.This best selling text prepares students to formulate and solve material and energy balances in chemical process systems and lays the foundation for subsequent courses in chemical engineering. The text provides a realistic, informative, and positive introduction to the practice of chemical engineering. The Integrated Media Edition update provides a stronger link between the text, media supplements, and new student workbook.

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Understanding Polymer Processing 2E: Processes and Governing Equations

Pdf Engineering Understanding Polymer Processing 2E: Processes and Governing Equations

Pdf:Understanding Polymer Processing 2E: Processes and Governing Equations.This book provides the background needed to understand not only the wide field of polymer processing, but also the emerging technologies associated with the plastics industry in the 21st century. It combines practical engineering concepts with modeling of realistic polymer processes. It provides the reader with a solid knowledge base in polymer materials, polymer processing, and modeling.Understanding Polymer Processing is intended for the person who is entering the plastics manufacturing industry and as a textbook for students taking an introductory course in polymer processing. It also serves as a guide to the practicing engineer when choosing a process, determining important parameters and factors during the early stages of process design, and when optimizing such a process. Practical examples illustrating basic concepts are presented throughout the book.New in the second edition is a chapter on additive manufacturing, together with associated examples, many new problems to test the reader’s understanding, as well as improvements and corrections throughout the book.

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Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals

Pdf Engineering Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals

Pdf:Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design Fundamentals.This textbook, designed for undergraduate and graduate chemical engineering courses, presents several new and emerging topics not described in any other textbooks, and exploits the recent advances in computing software and hardware to streamline and reorganize many of the traditional topics. Read more

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Surface Production Operations: Volume III: Facility Piping and Pipeline Systems

Pdf Engineering Surface Production Operations: Volume III: Facility Piping and Pipeline Systems

Pdf:Surface Production Operations: Volume III: Facility Piping and Pipeline Systems.About the Author Dr. Maurice Stewart, PE, a Registered Professional Engineer with over 40 years international consulting experience in project management; designing, selecting, specifying, installing, operating, optimizing, retrofitting and troubleshooting oil, water and gas handling, conditioning and processing facilities; designing plant piping and pipeline systems, heat exchangers, pressure vessels, process equipment, and pumping and compression systems; and leading hazards analysis reviews and risk assessments. Read more

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Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications, 4th Ed

Pdf Engineering Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications, 4th Ed

Pdf:Geopolymer Chemistry and Applications, 4th Ed.What can be done about the major concerns of our Global Economy on energy, global warming, sustainable development, user-friendly processes, and green chemistry? Here is an important contribution to the mastering of these phenomena today. Written by Joseph Davidovits, the inventor and founder of geopolymer science, it is an introduction to the subject for the newcomers, students, engineers and professionals. You will find science, chemistry, formulas and very practical information (including patents' excerpts) covering: - The mineral polymer concept: silicones and geopolymers, - Macromolecular structure of natural silicates and aluminosilicates, - Scientific Tools, X-rays, FTIR, NMR, - The synthesis of mineral geopolymers, Poly(siloxonate) and polysilicate, soluble silicate, Chemistry of (Na,K)-oligo-sialates: hydrous alumino-silicate gels and zeolites, Kaolinite / Hydrosodalite-based geopolymer, Metakaolin MK-750-based geopolymer, Calcium-based geopolymer, Rock-based geopolymer, Silica-based geopolymer, Fly ash-based geopolymer, Phosphate-based geopolymer, Organic-mineral geopolymer, - Properties: physical, chemical and long-term durability, - Applications: Quality controls, Development of user-friendly systems, Castable geopolymer, industrial and decorative applications, Geopolymer / fiber composites, Foamed geopolymer, Geopolymers in ceramic processing, Manufacture of geopolymer cement, Geopolymer concrete, Geopolymers in toxic and radioactive waste management. It is a textbook, a reference book instead of being a collection of scientific papers. Each chapter is followed by a bibliography of the relevant published literature including 80 patents, 125 tables, 363 figures, 560 references, 720 authors cited, representing the most up to date contributions of the scientific community. The industrial applications of geopolymers with engineering procedures and design of processes are also covered in this book.

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Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scaleup

Pdf Engineering Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scaleup

Pdf:Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scaleup.From the Back Cover The classic reference, now expanded and updated Chemical Reactor Design, Optimization, and Scaleup is the authoritative sourcebook on chemical reactors. This new Second Edition consolidates the latest information on current optimization and scaleup methodologies, numerical methods, and biochemical and polymer reactions. It provides the comprehensive tools and information to help readers design and specify chemical reactors confidently, with state-of-the-art skills. This authoritative guide: Covers the fundamentals and principles of chemical reactor design, along with advanced topics and applications Presents techniques for dealing with varying physical properties in reactors of all types and purposes Includes a completely new chapter on meso-, micro-, and nano-scale reactors that addresses such topics as axial diffusion in micro-scale reactors and self-assembly of nano-scale structures Explains the method of false transients, a numerical solution technique Includes suggestions for further reading, problems, and, when appropriate, scaleup or scaledown considerations at the end of each chapter to illustrate industrial applications Serves as a ready reference for explained formulas, principles, and data This is the definitive hands-on reference for practicing professionals and an excellent textbook for courses in chemical reactor design. It is an essential resource for chemical engineers in the process industries, including petrochemicals, biochemicals, microelectronics, and water treatment. Read more About the Author E. Bruce Nauman, PhD, is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has an international reputation based on numerous books, patents, and journal publications. Dr. Nauman consults widely. He was previously the product manager of performance plastics at Union Carbide and the research and development manager of materials engineering at Xerox Corporation. Read more

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Basic Machines and How They Work

Pdf Engineering Basic Machines and How They Work

Pdf:Basic Machines and How They Work.This revised edition of an extremely clear Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Thorough in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, it requires nothing more than an understanding of the most elementary mathematics. Beginning with the simplest of machines — the lever — the text proceeds to discussions of the block and tackle (pulleys and hoists), wheel and axle, the inclined plane and the wedge, the screw, and different types of gears (simple, spur, bevel, herringbone, spiral, worm, etc.). A chapter on the concept of work discusses the measurement of work, friction, and efficiency; this is followed by investigations of power, force, and pressure, with explanations of the uses of scales, balances, gauges, and barometers. The fundamentals of hydrostatic and hydraulic machines (such as the hydraulic braking system and the hydraulic press) are discussed in detail. The remaining chapters cover machine elements (bearings and springs), basic mechanisms (gear differential, couplings, cams, clutches), the internal combustion engine and power trains (including explanations of various transmission systems — synchromesh, auxiliary, etc.). Every concept is clearly defined, and discussions always build easily from elementary theory to specific applications familiar to anyone with the slightest interest in mechanics. Important concepts, machine components, and techniques are clearly illustrated in more than 200 diagrams, drawings, and cross-sections that reveal inner workings — all of these help to clarify even further an already clear and well-organized presentation. Although it was originally designed for use in U.S. Naval Training Schools, this book can be used to great advantage as a basic text in mechanical engineering in standard technical schools, and it will be immensely valuable even to lay readers who desire a basic knowledge of mechanics.

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Machinery's Handbook, Pocket Companion

Pdf Engineering Machinery's Handbook, Pocket Companion

Pdf:Machinery's Handbook, Pocket Companion.Machinery’s Handbook Pocket Companion is designed for anyone in the machine trades for whom convenient access to just the most basic data is at a premium. Extremely concise yet authoritative, this invaluable tool draws on the wealth of tables, charts, and text in the Machinery’s Handbook, 30th Edition. Much of the subject matter is reorganized, distilled, or simplified to enhance this book’s usability and to keep its bulk down. Both practitioners and students will find the Pocket Companion to be a convenient ready-reference to keep nearby while working on the shop or factory floor or learning the fundamentals in the school lab. While it serves as a complementary text, this book does not replace the Handbook.

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Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Pdf Engineering Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Pdf:Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering).About the Author J. Keith Nisbett is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He has over 25 years of experience with using and teaching from this classic textbook. As demonstrated by a steady stream of teaching awards, including the Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, he is devoted to finding ways of communicating concepts to the students. He was awarded the BS, MS, and Ph.D. of the University of Texas at Arlington. Read more

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Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 5th Ed

Pdf Engineering Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 5th Ed

Pdf:Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam, 5th Ed.Get your PE Mechanical Study Schedule and PE Mechanical Reference Manual index at ppi2pass.com/downloads..Maximize Problem-Solving Efficiency by Quickly Locating Equations, Figures, and TablesNew Edition. Quick Reference for the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam consolidates the most valuable and commonly used equations, figures, and tables from the Mechanical Engineering Reference Manual. You will maximize your problem-solving efficiency and save time during the exam by having the most useful equations and data at your fingertips.This book’s extensive index quickly directs you to desired equations, figures, and tables. You can find what you need without wading through paragraphs of descriptive text or solved problems. The Quick Reference is organized according to the companion Reference Manual—the two share chapter and section numbers—so you can easily identify related supplementary material.

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The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition

Pdf Engineering The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition

Pdf:The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition.Review 5 Star Review for the 6th Edition: 'I have several editions of The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing. They're all good. I've learned a lot from them. I especially like the sections on lock picking, impressioning, and selling safes.' (Bruce Locksmith Amazon 2005-11-03)5 Star Review for the 6th Edition: 'Great book and very detailed in labeling and diagramming the internal mechanisms of a 'Typical' Home door lock. This book was a good refresher on some techniques. I mainly got this book to get a better understanding of how to open door locks more efficiently with power tools, and be more aware of the variety of locks available out there. Just because a certain lock is outdated doesn't mean it's no longer in use. Some people are resistant to changing their locks, and the longer they keep their old locks means lock smiths need to have a good variety of knowledge of all the locks out there in circulation. A great book to read. Its spread out like a physics textbook starting off with vectors and then bringing you into the meat of the lock. No actual physics math required, but some knowledge on torque is a must. LOVE THIS BOOK.' (Zen Amazon 2015-07-30)5 Star Review for the 6th Edition: 'Great book if you want to learn the in's and out's of locksmithing. Everything about locks, and locksmithing is laid out very astutely in this book. Get it if you want to know how your door works, among other, more complicated locks.' (Mister Knots Amazon 2016-03-27) Read more About the Author Bill Phillips (Erie, PA) is the leading author of locksmithing books, including all previous editions of this best-selling classic. He also wrote McGraw-Hill's Locksmithing, a part of the Craftmaster series, and the Complete Book of Electronic Security, also from McGraw-Hill. Mr. Phillips has written hundreds of security-related articles for professional and general-circulation periodicals. He is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals. Read more

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Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, 8th Edition

Pdf Engineering Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, 8th Edition

Pdf:Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain, 8th Edition.About the Author Warren Young is professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he was on the faculty for more than 40 years. Richard G. Budynas is professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the author of Advanced Strength and Applied Stress Analysis, Second Edition (McGraw-Hill, 1998), and coauthor of Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design, Ninth Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2010). Ali M. Sadegh is professor of mechanical engineering and the founder and director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Design and Development at the City College of the City University of New York. He is a coauthor of Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 11th Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2007). Read more

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Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 12th Edition

Pdf Engineering Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 12th Edition

Pdf:Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 12th Edition.About the Author Ali M. Sadegh, Ph.D., is Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Founder and Director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Design and Development, and former Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at City College of the City University of New York. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He is also the co-editor of the 11th Edition of Marks'.William M. Worek, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education and Outreach (EFCREO) at Texas A&M University―Kingsville. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Read more

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Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications

Pdf Engineering Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications

Pdf:Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications.About the Author Yunus A. Cengel is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University and an MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. He served as the director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1996 to 2000. He has led teams of engineering students to perform industrial assessments at numerous manufacturing facilities and has also advised various government organizations and corporations. Dr. Çengel is the author or coauthor of several widely-adopted textbooks published by McGraw-Hill. He is the recipient of many outstanding teacher awards and has twice received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award. Dr. Çengel is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada; he is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Read more

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Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics)

Pdf Engineering Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics)

Pdf:Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics).About the Author J. P. Den Hartog: The Reprint Engineer J. P. Den Hartog (1901–1989), who taught for most of his career at MIT, was one of the founders of the Dover reprint program in engineering. As the author of several books that Dover reprinted and still has in print, and as an advisor from the 1950s until just a few years before his death in 1989, Professor Den Hartog gave invaluable advice concerning books of lasting interest and importance in his field. Not many books in engineering have a productive shelf life spanning several decades. Among the exceptions are these four books of Professor Den Hartog, which Dover reprinted and occasionally revised in later printings from 1961 through 1987: Mechanics, 1961, Strength of Materials, 1961, Mechanical Vibrations, 1985, and Advanced Strength of Materials, 1987. Still widely read and cited by authors in these areas, Den Hartog's books are a tribute to his gift for exposition and clarity. The J. P. Den Hartog Award, established in 1987, is presented in recognition of lifetime contributions to the teaching and practice of vibration engineering. Read more

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Gears & Gear Cutting (Workshop Practice Series 17)

Pdf Engineering Gears & Gear Cutting (Workshop Practice Series 17)

Pdf:Gears & Gear Cutting (Workshop Practice Series 17).Gears in one form or another are part of most mechanisms, but they are by no means as simple as they may appear. This book explains simply and comprehensively the underlying theory involved, and in its second part, how to cut gears on a lathe or milling machine.

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Schaum's Outline of Engineering Mechanics Dynamics (Schaum's Outlines)

Pdf Engineering Schaum's Outline of Engineering Mechanics Dynamics (Schaum's Outlines)

Pdf:Schaum's Outline of Engineering Mechanics Dynamics (Schaum's Outlines).About the Author E. W. Nelson taught Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College and later joined the engineering organization of the Western Electric Company (now Lucent Technologies). Charles L. Best is Emeritus Professor of Engineering at Lafayette College. W. G. McLean (Easton, PA) is Emeritus Director of Engineering at Lafayette College. Merle Potter is professor emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. Read more

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Boiler Operator's Exam Preparation Guide

Pdf Engineering Boiler Operator's Exam Preparation Guide

Pdf:Boiler Operator's Exam Preparation Guide.From the Back Cover Get Licensed and Get Ahead! If the exam is on boiler operation, this guide is your fast track to acing the test! It was written by a licensed professional engineer specifically for those who work with boilers and want to pass licensing exams. Inside, you'll find all the help you need to walk into your exam with confidence and walk out, knowing you've made the grade. You'll find: Clear illustrations that make the material memorable; Uncluttered explanations of exactly what you need to know to pass your test; 457 questions and answers just like the ones you'll find on your exam; Step-by-step problem-solving help; Valuable test-taking tips; A comprehensive glossary of terms and jargon used in the industry. With this results-oriented review guide, you'll save study time. The Boiler Operator's Exam Preparation Guide doesn't waste precious study hours with material you don't need to know. Instead, it focuses right in on exactly the kind of problems you will find on your exam. Not only is it packed with practice multiple choice, problem-solving, and essay questions to help you prepare, this guide also shows you how to answer, step by step. Working at yur own pace, you'll polish up your problem-solving skills and build up your knowledge of the underlying theories of thermodynamics and mechanics. The Boiler Operator's Exam Preparation Guide is your one-stop source for acing any exam on boiler operation. Read more About the Author Theodore B. Sauselein, P.E., is a licensed professional engineer who works in facility and laboratory project engineering at Lucent Technologies. A former chief engineer of the power and utility department of U.S. Metals Refining Company, he is also the author of Stationary Engineering and Power Technology. Read more

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Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics

Pdf Engineering Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics

Pdf:Vector Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics.About the Author Born in France and educated in France and Switzerland, Ferdinand Beer held an M.S. degree from the Sorbonne and an Sc.D. degree in theoretical mechanics from the University of Geneva. He came to the United States after serving in the French army during the early part of World War II and taught for four years at Williams College in the Williams-MIT joint arts and engineering program. Following his service at Williams College, Beer joined the faculty of Lehigh University, where he taught for thirty-seven years. He held several positions, including the University Distinguished Professors Chair and Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department. In 1995, Beer was awarded an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by Lehigh University. Read more

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Machine Elements in Mechanical Design (6th Edition) (What's New in Trades & Technology)

Pdf Engineering Machine Elements in Mechanical Design (6th Edition) (What's New in Trades & Technology)

Pdf:Machine Elements in Mechanical Design (6th Edition) (What's New in Trades & Technology).About the Author Robert L. Mott is professor emeritus of engineering technology at the University of Dayton. He is a member of ASEE, SME, and ASME. He is a Fellow of ASEE and a recipient of the ASEE James H. McGraw Award and the Archie Higdon Distinguished Educator Award from the Mechanics Division. He is a recipient of the SME Education Award. He holds the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from General Motors Institute (Now Kettering University) and the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He has authored three textbooks; Applied Fluid Mechanics, 7th Edition (2015) and Machine Elements in Mechanical Design, 6th Edition(2018), published by Pearson/Prentice-Hall; and Applied Strength of Materials, 6th Edition (2017) published by CRC Press. His work experience includes serving as a research engineer for General Motors Corporation, consulting for industrial clients, working for the University of Dayton Research Institute, leading the Center for Advanced Manufacturing for UDRI, and expert witness for accident analysis cases for industrial and automotive accident cases. He has also served as a senior personnel for 12 years for the NSF-sponsored National Center for Manufacturing Education based in Dayton, Ohio.   Edward M. Vavrek is an associate professor in mechanical engineering technology at Purdue University Northwest, located at the Westville, IN campus, an extension of Purdue University. He is a member of AGMA, ASME, and ASEE. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University Calumet, Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University Northwest, and Masters in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has significant industrial experience in design and development of machinery, using SolidWorks and Inventor, within the printing/converting, shipbuilding, railroad, steel mill, and automotive industries. He has presented multiple papers on his software developed for the area of machine design. He holds one U.S. patent. He also does extensive private consulting in mechanical design that is highly relevant to the content of this book.   Dr. Jyhwen Wang, Ph.D. is a professor with dual appointment in the departments of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution and Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He holds the degrees of Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern University in Evansville, IL, the M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY, and the B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan. He has significant industrial experience with Weirton Steel Corporation in Weirton, West Virginia along with consulting for several organizations. He has participated in funded research and education projects as PI or Co-PI. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Professional society memberships include ASME, ASEE, SME, NAMRI/SME (North American Manufacturing Research Institute), and NADDRG (North American Deep Drawing Research Group). He has written book sections for Manufacturing Processes for Engineering Materials (2003) and Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (2001) by Kalpakjian and Schmid published by Prentice Hall. Read more

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Design of Machinery with Student Resource DVD (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Pdf Engineering Design of Machinery with Student Resource DVD (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering)

Pdf:Design of Machinery with Student Resource DVD (McGraw-Hill Series in Mechanical Engineering).About the Author Robert L. Norton earned undergraduate degrees in both mechanical engineering and industrial technology at Northeastern University and an MS in engineering design at Tufts University. He was awarded a Dr. Eng. (h.c.) by WPI in 2012. He is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts and Florida. He has extensive industrial experience in engineering design and manufacturing and many years’ experience teaching mechanical engineering, engineering design, computer science, and related subjects at Northeastern University, Tufts University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.Norton has been on the faculty of Worcester Polytechnic Institute since 1981 and is currently Milton Prince Higgins II Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the mechanical engineering department. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on design, kinematics, vibrations, and dynamics of machinery for 31 years at WPI before retiring from active teaching. Read more

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Control Systems Engineering

Pdf Engineering Control Systems Engineering

Pdf:Control Systems Engineering.About the Author Norman S. Nise teaches in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In addition to being the author of Control Systems Engineering, Professor Nise has contributed to the CRC publications The Engineering Handbook, The Control Handbook, and The Electrical Engineering Handbook. Read more

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Engineering Mechanics: Statics (14th Edition)

Pdf Engineering Engineering Mechanics: Statics (14th Edition)

Pdf:Engineering Mechanics: Statics (14th Edition).NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringEngineering does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringEngineering search for0133918920 / 9780133918922 Engineering Mechanics: Statics plus MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 14/e  Packageconsistsof: 0133915425 / 9780133915426 Engineering Mechanics: Statics 0133916375 / 9780133916379 MasteringEngineering with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- for Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics MasteringEngineering should only be purchased when required by an instructor. A Proven Approach to Conceptual Understanding and Problem-solving Skills Engineering Mechanics: Statics excels in providing a clear and thorough presentation of the theory and application of engineering mechanics. Engineering Mechanics empowers students to succeed by drawing upon Professor Hibbeler’s everyday classroom experience and his knowledge of how students learn. This text is shaped by the comments and suggestions of hundreds of reviewers in the teaching profession, as well as many of the author’s students. The Fourteenth Edition includes new Preliminary Problems, which are intended to help students develop conceptual understanding and build problem-solving skills. The text features a large variety of problems from a broad range of engineering disciplines, stressing practical, realistic situations encountered in professional practice, and having varying levels of difficulty.  Also Available with MasteringEngineering -- an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. The text and MasteringEngineering work together to guide students through engineering concepts with a multi-step approach to problems.     

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Introduction to Fluid Power

Pdf Engineering Introduction to Fluid Power

Pdf:Introduction to Fluid Power.Featuring easy-to-understand explanations of theory and underlying mathematics principles, this book provides readers with a complete introduction to fluid power, including hydraulics and pneumatics. The differences and similarities between hydraulics and pneumatics are identified, allowing readers to leverage their knowledge en route to new skills. Detailed color illustrations, photographs, and color-enhanced schematics are used effectively to add clarity to discussion of the construction and function of components. A dedicated section on component specifications is featured in each chapter, while realistic numbers are used and problems are stated in such a way as to develop practical system design skills. Knowledge of college-level algebra is assumed, but no trigonometry or calculus is required, making this book ideal for the technologist. Nomenclature, metric prefixes and conversion factors, equations, and graphic symbols are located in handy appendices for use by readers as they progress through the book. An introduction to the industry, plus a comprehensive glossary, is also included for the benefit of those who are just beginning their study of fluid power.

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Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

Pdf Engineering Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff

Pdf:Making Simple Robots: Exploring Cutting-Edge Robotics with Everyday Stuff.Review 'Making Simple Robots' is aimed at those looking to take their experimentation further. It teaches how to solder, how to assemble an electric circuit, how to create objects on a 3D printer and how to program using the popular Arduino microcontroller. This book promises to show readers how to animate folded paper origami, design a robot wheel-leg for 3D printing, and program a rag doll to blink its eyes. --Elizabeth Floyd Mair, Albany Times UnionKathy Ceceri's latest book, Making Simple Robots, is a grand slam -- the title says it all... I've already found two new projects I'll be including in my week-long summer camp, and I'm closing in on a third. Most of the book's projects are reasonable in price, and all of them are suited for the target age group [9 to adult] in terms of safety and skills needed. -- James Floyd Kelly, GeekDad.comThe mechanics, electronics, and programming elements become fascinating quickly because they become fathomable quickly, and that of course is the great joy of reading this book. At the end of it, everything will feel accessible. -- R.C., GoodreadsThe projects are well-organized with overviews and explanations followed by detailed lists of materials, parameters (time, cost, etc.), key skills required, and, thankfully, photos that accompany step-by-step tutorials. My biggest complaint about the book's organization is that Kathy's closing note, 'What I Learned Writing this Book,' would be better placed in the introduction. If you're a fairly new or tentative maker, read her thoughts first. They'll provide a lot of reassurance. -- Kim Moldofsky, TheMakerMom.comI loved the book. It showed me a wide variety of robots - many of which I didn't know about and would never have discovered on my own. This book is a great place to begin if you and your child aren't sure where to start with your robotics adventure. Although the book is geared toward teens and young adults, there is no reason an adult couldn't help a younger student with some of the projects. -- ArtisanEducation.com Read more About the Author Kathy Ceceri is a writer and teaching artist who loves to share hands-on learning activities for kids and adults, with a special focus on STEM/STEAM. In addition to her books, she was a founding editor of the GeekMom blog and top writer at Wired.com's GeekDad blog, and contributed over a dozen projects to the bestselling Geek Dad series of books. Formerly the Homeschooling Expert for About.com, Kathy is the proud mom of a computer game programmer and a filmmaker. Find her @kathyceceri on Twitter, +kathyceceri on G+, the Amazing Robotics page on Facebook, and at her website CraftsForLearning.com. Read more

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Applied Fluid Mechanics (7th Edition)

Pdf Engineering Applied Fluid Mechanics (7th Edition)

Pdf:Applied Fluid Mechanics (7th Edition).The leading applications-oriented approach to engineering fluid mechanics is now in full color, with integrated software, new problems, and extensive new coverage.   Now in full color with an engaging new design, Applied Fluid Mechanics, Seventh Edition, is the fully updated edition of the most popular applications-oriented approach to engineering fluid mechanics. It offers a clear and practical presentation of all basic principles of fluid mechanics (both statics and dynamics), tying theory directly to real devices and systems used in mechanical, chemical, civil, and environmental engineering. The 7th edition offers new real-world example problems and integrates the use of an online downloadable demo of world-renowned PIPE-FLO® software for piping system analysis and design. It presents new procedures for problem-solving and design; more realistic and higher quality illustrations; and more coverage of many topics, including hose, plastic pipe, tubing, pumps, viscosity measurement devices, and computational fluid mechanics. Full-color images and color highlighting make charts, graphs, and tables easier to interpret organize narrative material into more manageable “chunks,” and make all of this text's content easier to study.   Teaching and Learning Experience   This applications-oriented introduction to fluid mechanics has been redesigned and improved to be more engaging, interactive, and pedagogically effective.  Completely redesigned in full color, with additional pedagogical features, all designed to engage today's students: This edition contains many new full-color images, upgraded to improve realism, consistency, graphic quality, and relevance. New pedagogical features have been added to help students explore ideas more widely and review material more efficiently. Provides more hands-on practice and real-world applications, including new problems: Includes new real-world example problems and supplementary problems. Students can access an online downloadable demo of the popular PIPE-FLO® software to complete select activities. Updated and refined to reflect the latest products, tools, and techniques: Contains updated data and analysis techniques, improved problem solving and design techniques, new content on many topics, and extensive new references.

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Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (6th Edition)

Pdf Engineering Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (6th Edition)

Pdf:Mechatronics: Electronic Control Systems in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (6th Edition).From the Back Cover The integration of electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, control and computer engineering – Mechatronics – lies at the heart of the innumerable gadgets, processes and technology that makes modern life would seem impossible. From auto-focus cameras to car engine management systems, and from state-of-the-art robots to the humble washing machine, Mechatronics has a hand in them all.   This book presents a clear and comprehensive introduction to the area. Practical and applied, it helps you to acquire the mix of skills you will need to comprehend and design mechatronic systems. It also goes much deeper, explaining the very philosophy of mechatronics, and, in so doing, provides you with a frame of understanding to develop a truly interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering.   New to this edition: Inclusion of material on the Arduino open-source electronic prototyping platform and the Arduino programming language   Even more mechatronic systems topics New section on robotic systems Updated resources for instructors available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/Bolton Mechatronics is essential reading for students requiring an introduction to this exciting area at undergraduate and higher diploma level.   Bill Bolton was formerly Consultant to the Further Education Unit and Head of Research and Development and Monitoring at the Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC). He has also been a UNESCO consultant and is the author of many successful engineering textbooks. Read more About the Author Bill Bolton was formerly Consultant to the Further Education Unit and Head of Research and Development and Monitoring at BTEC. He has also been a UNESCO consultant and is the author of many successful engineering textbooks. Read more

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Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences

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Pdf:Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences.About the Author Robert H. Turner is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He earned a B.S. and M.S. from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from UCLA, all in mechanical engineering. He worked in industry for 18 years, including nine years at Cal Tech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Dr. Turner then joined the University of Nevada in 1983. His research interests include solar and renewable energy applications, thermal sciences, and energy conservation. He established and was the first director of the Industrial Assessment Center at the University of Nevada. For 20 years Dr. Turner has designed the solar components of many houses. In 1994–95, in a cooperative effort between UNR and Erciyes University in Kayseri, Turkey, he designed and oversaw construction of the fully instrumented Solar Research Laboratory at Erciyes University, featuring 130 square meters of site-integrated solar collectors. His interest in applications has led Dr. Turner to maintain an active consulting practice. Dr. Turner is a registered Professional Engineer and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Read more

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Orbital Mechanics

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Pdf:Orbital Mechanics.Review 'An excellent book for teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is well organized, starting with the basics and proceeding in a logical manner to more advanced topics. The authors provide some interesting and entertaining anecdotes concerning the history of the subject, as well as many current applications.'--Bruce Burlton, Carleton University Read more About the Author John E. Prussing is Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.Bruce A. Conway is Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Read more

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Lean Doctors: A Bold and Practical Guide to Using Lean Principles to Transform Healthcare Systems, One Doctor at a Time

Pdf Engineering Lean Doctors: A Bold and Practical Guide to Using Lean Principles to Transform Healthcare Systems, One Doctor at a Time

Pdf:Lean Doctors: A Bold and Practical Guide to Using Lean Principles to Transform Healthcare Systems, One Doctor at a Time.Foreword by Michael F. Gutzeit, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Quality, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin This practical, how-to book clearly and succinctly takes the reader through six proven success steps for implementing lean in any healthcare environment: 1. Create physician flow 2. Support physician value-added time 3. Visually communicate patient status 4. Standardize everyone s work 5. Lay out the clinic for minimal motion 6. Change the care delivery model Why go through such a transformation? Because it works. Tell a doctor that he can see the same number of patients, offering the same high quality and personal care, and have an extra 90 minutes at the end of his clinic day and that means something. Tell the staff that they can look forward to actually ending on time, with satisfied patients, no backlog, and having focused their attention completely on quality patient care and they will listen. These Lean principles and success steps work in clinics ranging from orthopedics to neurology to cardiac care the specialty doesn t matter. They work in small practices and large hospital settings. Lean methodology provides the tools to address the frustrations patients and doctors alike experience in the clinic process. Included throughout the book is a case study showing the lean transformation undertaken at the Orthopedic Center at Children s Hospital of Wisconsin, with numerous quotes and insights from those actually involved. This transformation resulted in patient wait times being reduced by more than 70 percent, the clinic being able to see 25 percent more patients in less space, patient satisfaction scores sometimes reaching 100 percent, and staff satisfaction scores improving by more than 25 percent.

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The Forum of Trajan in Rome: A Study of the Monuments (California Studies in the History of Art) (3 Volume Set)

Pdf Engineering The Forum of Trajan in Rome: A Study of the Monuments (California Studies in the History of Art) (3 Volume Set)

Pdf:The Forum of Trajan in Rome: A Study of the Monuments (California Studies in the History of Art) (3 Volume Set).Review 'A monumental publication on a great monument.' 'Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Read more About the Author James E. Packer is Professor of Classics at Northwestern University. Read more

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Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter

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Pdf:Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter.Review “Written with clarity, intelligence, and humor, this engaging book will appeal to basically everyone.”―Forbes“Eager takes us inside the amazing world of nature’s premier construction engineer…and shows us why the restoration of an animal almost driven to extinction is producing wide-ranging, positive effects on our landscapes, ecology, and even our economy.”―National Geographic'Impressively researched, charmingly written, absolutely persuasive book. . . .Goldfarb makes his argument with a quiet power and deceptively breezy writing that paints a vivid picture of how the various inhabitants of the natural world rely on one other. Take one vital piece out and the whole thing could collapse.'―The Seattle Times'This book lodges itself among the ranks of the best sort of environmental journalism.”―The Boston Globe“Eager is a passionate, captivating love letter to the beaver.”―The Christian Science Monitor 'Goldfarb’s writing shines with beautiful language and colorful stories.”―Science News“Engrossing and elegantly written…. Within its wide scope, Eager includes nuggets sure to make you the most fascinating conversationalist at your next party.”―Scientific American“A revelation! If we only let them live, beavers are the solution to many of our nation’s ecological problems. . . . Goldfarb’s wonderful book might just tail-slap a politician or two into realizing how much we need them to restore our critical wetlands.”―Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of The Soul of an Octopus “This witty, engrossing book will be a classic from the day it is published.”―Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature“European settlers who cut, plowed, and shot their way west also trapped the country nearly clean of mammals. . . . Now, though, beavers are on the rebound, and the how and who of that story, as told in Eager, will give you a new and completely different concept of the continent.”―Carl Safina, New York Times bestselling author of Beyond Words Read more About the Author Ben Goldfarb is an award-winning environmental journalist who covers wildlife conservation, marine science, and public lands management, as well as an accomplished fiction writer. His work has been featured in Science, Mother Jones, The Guardian, High Country News, VICE, Audubon Magazine, Modern Farmer, Orion, World Wildlife Magazine, Scientific American, Yale Environment 360, and many other publications. He holds a master of environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and is a 2018 North American Congress for Conservation Biology journalist fellow. Read more

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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape

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Pdf:The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape.Review Robert Taylor Boston Globe A wonderfully entertaining useful and provocative account of the American environment by the auto, suburban developers, purblind zoning and corporate pirates.Bill McKibben author of The End of Nature A Funny, Angry, Colossally Important Tour of Our Built Landscape, Our Human Ecology.The New Yorker A serious attempt to point out ways future builders can avoid the errors that have marred the American landscape.James G. Garrison The Christian Science Monitor Contributes to a discussion our society must hold if we are to shape our world as it continues to change at a dizzying pace.Michiko Kakutani The New York Times Provocative and entertaining. Read more About the Author James Howard Kunstler is the author of eight novels. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and an editor for Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Times Sunday Magazine. He lives in upstate New York. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Ecological Restoration, Second Edition: Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)

Pdf Engineering Ecological Restoration, Second Edition: Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series)

Pdf:Ecological Restoration, Second Edition: Principles, Values, and Structure of an Emerging Profession (The Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration Series).Review 'The bottom line is that the two editions of this book are a great addition to anyone's library and occupy a unique position in the recent spate of restoration texts. Kudos to the authors.' (Restoration Ecology)'[T]his slim, accessible volume presents a comprehensive introduction to the subject....The reworked organizational structure of the text, new case studies, and other refinements further improve an already successful publication.' (Quarterly Review of Biology)'successful....an easily readable book' (Basic and Applied Ecology)'Highly recommended, especially for college and technical school library collections as well as for professionals in and aspirants to this exciting new scientific field.' (Midwest Book Review)'We know that investments in restoring ecological systems bring significant returns, enhancing the capacity of communities to adapt to climate change and improve food security, and leading to more effective efforts to alleviate poverty and protect the natural assets upon which economic growth depends. Clewell and Aronson have provided an unrivaled guidebook that enables readers to understand the science of ecological restoration, how it developed, and what to expect from this vitally important discipline in the future.' (Pavan Sukhdev, author of 'Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow's World')'One of our best tools for confronting urgent global environmental challenges is ecological restoration, described with clarity and skill in this revised edition of the book that sets the standards in this field.' (Peter H. Raven President Emeritus, Missouri Botanical Garden) Read more About the Author Andre Clewell taught botany at Florida State University in Tallahassee for 16 years. He has also served as president of the Society for Ecological Restoration. He is currently a privately consulting restoration practitioner and plant ecologist. James Aronson is a restoration ecologist at the Center of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology, Montpellier, France, and at the Missouri Botanical Garden, in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is also Editor of the book series Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration, published jointly by the Society for Ecological Restoration and Island Press. Read more

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Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition (Tab)

Pdf Engineering Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition (Tab)

Pdf:Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches, Second Edition (Tab).About the Author Simon Monk has a degree in cybernetics and computer science and a Ph.D. in software engineering. He is the author of numerous books, including Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started Python, 30 Arduino Projects for the Evil Genius, Hacking Electronics, and Fritzing for Inventors. Simon also runs the website monkmakes.com, which features his own products. Read more

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The Pipe Fitters Blue Book

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Pdf:The Pipe Fitters Blue Book.Commonly referred to as the Pipe Bible, this is the most widely used book in the trade today. It is an easy to understand, pocket sized manual with a durable, water resistant cover. It contains illustrations such as solving rolling offsets, centers of 15o, 22-1/2o and 60o butt weld elbows cut from a 90o elbow. It also contains layouts for a true Y layout, common pipe angles and their solutions, special offsets and solutions, mitered pipe cuts, multi-piece mitered turns and much more. Read more

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PE Civil Reference Manual

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Pdf:PE Civil Reference Manual.About the Author Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored more than 40 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. Read more

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FE Civil Review

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Pdf:FE Civil Review.About the Author Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, Mr. Lindeburg has authored over 40 engineering reference and exam preparation books, and he has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. Read more

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FE Civil Practice Problems

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Pdf:FE Civil Practice Problems.About the Author  Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored dozens of engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. Read more

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AFOQT Study Guide 2017-2018: AFOQT Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test

Pdf Engineering AFOQT Study Guide 2017-2018: AFOQT Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test

Pdf:AFOQT Study Guide 2017-2018: AFOQT Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test.You're probably thinking this is just another typical study guide. Because we know your time is limited, we've created a resource that isn't like most study guides. With Trivium Test Prep’s unofficial NEW AFOQT Study Guide 2017-2018: AFOQT Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test you'll benefit from a quick-but-comprehensive review of everything tested on the exam via real-life examples, graphics, and information. Our study materials give you that extra edge you need to pass the first time. The US Air Force was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Trivium Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product. Trivium Test Prep’s AFOQT Study Guide 2017-2018 offers: A detailed overview of what you need to know for the AFOQT exam Coverage of all the subjects over which you will be tested Practice questions for you to practice and improve Test tips and strategies to help you score higher   Trivium Test Prep’s AFOQT Study Guide 2017-2018 covers: Verbal Analogies Arithmetic Reasoning Word Knowledge Math Knowledge Paragraph Comprehension Situational Judgment Test Self-Description Inventory Physical Science Table Reading Instrument Comprehension Block Counting Aviation Information   …and includes two FULL practice tests! About Trivium Test Prep Trivium Test Prep is an independent test prep study guide company that produces and prints all of our books right here in the USA. Our dedicated professionals know how people think and learn, and have created our test prep products based on what research has shown to be the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to prepare for the exam. Unlike other study guides that are stamped out in a generic fashion, our study materials are specifically tailored for your exact needs. We offer a comprehensive set of guides guaranteed to raise your score for exams from every step of your education; from high school, to college or the military, to graduate school. Let our study guides guide you along the path to the professional career of your dreams!

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FE Civil Practice

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Pdf:FE Civil Practice.About the Author Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, Mr. Lindeburg has authored over 30 engineering reference and exam preparation books, and he has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University.   Read more

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NASA Saturn V 1967-1973 (Apollo 4 to Apollo 17 & Skylab) (Owners' Workshop Manual)

Pdf Engineering NASA Saturn V 1967-1973 (Apollo 4 to Apollo 17 & Skylab) (Owners' Workshop Manual)

Pdf:NASA Saturn V 1967-1973 (Apollo 4 to Apollo 17 & Skylab) (Owners' Workshop Manual).About the Author David Woods turned his boyhood fascination with Apollo into a lifelong passion. He combined his deep interest with an ability to explain complex technical subjects to the layperson, and has written extensively about Apollo and the technical challenges it presented. David curates the Apollo Flight Journal for NASA, detailing the moment-by-moment reality of flying to the Moon. He is the co-author of both the Haynes Lunar Rover and Gemini Manuals. Read more

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Engineering Economic Analysis

Pdf Engineering Engineering Economic Analysis

Pdf:Engineering Economic Analysis.Review 'The new appendix on personal finance and taxes is helpful. This is a topic that really isn't covered in other textbooks, but students desperately need to know about it.' --Nina D. Miville, University of Miami 'I like the large number of problems and the inclusion of those that enable practice with spreadsheets. I prefer the problems in this text to the one that we are using. I also very much like the inclusion of numerical answers in the back of the text.' --Linda Chattin, Arizona State University Read more About the Author Donald G. Newnan is Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering at San Jose State University.Ted G. Eschenbach is a consultant and Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management at the University of Alaska Anchorage.Jerome P. Lavelle is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University. Read more

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Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 15th Ed

Pdf Engineering Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 15th Ed

Pdf:Civil Engineering Reference Manual for the PE Exam, 15th Ed.About the Author Michael R. Lindeburg, PE, is one of the best-known authors of engineering textbooks and references. His books and courses have influenced millions of engineers around the world. Since 1975, he has authored more than 35 engineering reference and exam preparation books. He has spent thousands of hours teaching engineering to students and practicing engineers. He holds bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial engineering from Stanford University. Read more Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Most chapters in this book are independent. Start with any one and look through it. Use the index extensively. Decide if you are going to work problems in that topic. If so, solve as many problemsin that topic as time allows. Do not stop studying until the exam. Start right now! Quickly! Goodluck. If you are preparing for the PE exam in civil engineering, the following suggestions may help.Find out the current edition of this book. You might be reading this book long after it was published. Newer editions mean that the codes, standards, and regulations on which the exam is based are not represented in the older edition,that the exam b