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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)

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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

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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 Transportation 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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Remote Drone Pilot Certification Study Guide: Your Key to Earning Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification

Pdf Transportation Remote Drone Pilot Certification Study Guide: Your Key to Earning Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification

Pdf:Remote Drone Pilot Certification Study Guide: Your Key to Earning Part 107 Remote Pilot Certification.Review 'TC has been in the aviation training and education industry for over 20 years. Highly recommended for his extensive work and knowledge developing the Remote Drone Pilot Study Guide.' Stephen Martin, Martin Aircraft 'Passed with a 92! Thanks for the help.' Basil Yap, HovCon Read more From the Back Cover You are Guaranteed to Pass the Remote Pilot Certification Knowledge Test with this study guideor your money back!*Don't get lost in the array of FAA material that leaves you scratching your head. We are here to help you obtain FAA Part 107 Remote (Drone) Pilot Certification that includes   1-year FREE Membership in the Remote Pilot Association. As a member you will have access to our private online group discussion, blog, articles and video. The study guide has 12 chaptersand over 400 practice questions. Our guide is good for; * The recreational drone pilot that wants to make money with his or her aircraft. * A company that owns and drone and would like to start using it commercially. * An aerial photography company that needs to train and certify team-members. * For a government agency, i.e. law enforcement, to meet mission objectives. Don't risk not passing the FAA Remote Pilot test at a cost of $150; we are backed by three decades of aviation experience. There are 60 questions on the FAA test that come from a test bank of over 300 questions. Our study guide is not your typical study guide; it's fun, efficient and sometimes blunt, not a dry textbook. Study on your own schedule. Make money with your drone!*Guaranteed to Pass or Your Money Back! Simply send us your non-passing test grade and proof of purchase and we will refund the cost of the book no questions asked. Qualifying book purchase must be from publisher, WOF Media. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

Pdf Transportation The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse

Pdf:The Year-Round Solar Greenhouse: How to Design and Build a Net-Zero Energy Greenhouse.Comprehensive coverage of passive solar greenhouse design including material selection, building methods and how to store thermal energy using a variety of simple and innovative strategies. Over a dozen case studies provide real-life inspiration, capped off with how-to guidance for building a durable, energy-efficient greenhouse. Variations include underground and aquaponic greenhouses and integrating solar panels to grow off-grid, year-round.

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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

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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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Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History

Pdf Transportation Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History

Pdf:Aircraft: The Definitive Visual History.Review '[Aircraft] should delight readers. The layout is compelling and makes flipping through the book easy and enjoyable.' – General Aviation News 'The book offers history and roles of aircraft, from the first prototypes of flying machines to today's supersonic jets.' – AOPA.org (Aircraft owners and Pilots Association) '[E]ach page of Aircraft is beautifully illustrated, balanced with captions and relevant details.' – Cumberland Times-News 'This well laid out coffee table book presents the evolution of aircraft from the earliest beginnings up to present day by presenting excellent photographs of each type. It is rare these days to find an aviation book of this size that is four-color throughout and with the quality of printing this work exhibits.' – American Aviation Historical Society Flightline Magazine Read more About the Author Philip Whiteman is an award-winning aviation journalist and consulting engineer, specializing in fuel and engine technology. He has contributed to numerous aviation publications, and has flown a number of aircraft. He operates a 1944 Piper L-4H Cub.DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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)

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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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Mopar Minivans: Creating the first 20 years of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth “magic wagons”

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Pdf:Mopar Minivans: Creating the first 20 years of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth “magic wagons”.”It’s incredibly rare when the auto industry creates an entirely new class of vehicle, and rarer still when that innovation is an unqualified success story, but such was the case with Chrysler and the development of the minivan. In Mopar Minivans, Zatz uses the people who were there to retell in vivid detail the largely forgotten story of how this innovative people mover evolved into a quintessential piece of American family life for two generations. It’s a story that showcases not only how the automotive industry can work at its best, but also the ways that the industry’s prevalent groupthink mentality can stifle innovation.” — Larry Vellequette, Automotive NewsIn the early 1970s, Chrysler started working on a “magic wagon” — a completely new passenger van that would fit into a normal garage. It was a daring project for a company that was strapped for cash. This book taps the people who created the minivans, with previously unpublished photos of the original clay models. It is not just a story of a vehicle, but of the people who pushed it through the development process, brought it to life, and refreshed it in the face of intense competition. Engineers, planners, and designers started arguing over alternatives ten years before the first van left the factory. This book dives into the reasons behind their decisions, and some of the ways minivans could have been very different; it also covers electric and CNG minivans, engines and transmissions, concept cars, and the assembly plants.The paperback is generously illustrated with full-color design studies and photos of the final product; the Kindle version has fewer photos, but still covers the original clay models. “I am amazed how complete you are, having not been on-site in the front trenches during agreements, disagreements, and, yes, even skirmishes, at times.” — Chrysler employeeDavid Zatz founded Chrysler-focused web site allpar.com; he also holds a Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology from Columbia University, and has been a business consultant for 20 years.

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Mopar Minivans: Creating the first 20 years of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth “magic wagons”

Pdf Transportation Mopar Minivans: Creating the first 20 years of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth “magic wagons”

Pdf:Mopar Minivans: Creating the first 20 years of Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth “magic wagons”.In the early 1970s, Chrysler started working on a “magic wagon” — a completely new passenger van that would fit into a normal garage. It was a daring project for a company that was strapped for cash. This book taps the people who created the minivans, with previously unpublished photos of the original clay models. It is not just a story of a vehicle, but of the people who pushed it through the development process, brought it to life, and refreshed it in the face of intense competition. Engineers, planners, and designers started arguing over alternatives ten years before the first van left the factory. This book dives into the reasons behind their decisions, and some of the ways minivans could have been very different; it also covers electric and CNG minivans, engines and transmissions, concept cars, and the assembly plants.The paperback is generously illustrated with full-color design studies and photos of the final product; the Kindle version has fewer photos, but still covers the original clay models and the concepts. ”It’s incredibly rare when the auto industry creates an entirely new class of vehicle, and rarer still when that innovation is an unqualified success story, but such was the case with Chrysler and the development of the minivan. “In Mopar Minivans, Zatz uses the people who were there to retell in vivid detail the largely forgotten story of how this innovative people mover evolved into a quintessential piece of American family life for two generations. It’s a story that showcases not only how the automotive industry can work at its best, but also the ways that the industry’s prevalent groupthink mentality can stifle innovation.” — Larry Vellequette, Automotive News“I am amazed how complete you are, having not been on-site in the front trenches during agreements, disagreements, and, yes, even skirmishes, at times.” — Chrysler employeeDavid Zatz founded Chrysler-focused web site allpar.com; he also holds a Ph.D. in social and organizational psychology from Columbia University, and has been a business consultant for 20 years.

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American Muscle Cars Coloring Book

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Pdf:American Muscle Cars Coloring Book.Muscle Car is an American term used to refer to a range of high-performance automobiles. The peak of this genre ran from 1960’ to 1970’ before going out of fashion. Originally sold at an affordable price, a Muscle Car is characterized by two-door, powered by a high-displacement V8 engine, rear wheel drive and sports coupe style designed for four or more passengers. In this book, I have included a selection of the most beautiful Muscle Cars, each one depicted from a front and a rear view, for a total of 24 ready-to-decorate illustrations. • 1965 PONTIAC GTO • 1966 CHEVROLET IMPALA SS • 1969 CHEVROLET CAMARO Z28 • 1969 SHELBY MUSTANG • 1970 BUICK GSX • 1970 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE SS • 1970 MERCURY CYCLONE • 1970 MUSTANG MACH • 1970 PLYMOUTH GTX • 1971 DODGE CHALLENGER • 1971 PLYMOUTH CUDA • 1972 DODGE CHARGER The book contains also a section that includes all the cars images printed in a smaller size to allow you to test the colors and techniques before proceeding to work on the larger images. Pages are printed on one side only.

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Cool Cars

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Pdf:Cool Cars.About the Author Quentin Willson is a car specialist who is also a television presenter, journalist, and author. He was a presenter of the popular UK series Top Gear for more than a decade. His other TV credits include The Classic Car Show and The Car's The Star. As a journalist, Willson is a columnist for the Daily Mirror (UK) and Classic Cars magazine, and was Press Association Motoring Writer of the Year in 2004. His books include Quentin Willson's Cool Cars, Ultimate Classic Car, and Cars: A Celebration. Read more

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Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile

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Pdf:Car: The Definitive Visual History of the Automobile.Review ''Definitive' is an ambitious goal, but one this hefty book tackles with élan — perhaps the way a 1965 Gordon-Keeble might tackle a winding country road.' – The New York Times Read more About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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The Complete Book of Ford Mustang: Every Model Since 1964 1/2 (Complete Book Series)

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Pdf:The Complete Book of Ford Mustang: Every Model Since 1964 1/2 (Complete Book Series).Review Car Collector Magazine, December 2007“Two words: Mike Mueller. Anytime Mike turns his camera on a specific marque you are in for a visual feast, and this book makes use of just about every great image Mike has taken of Mustangs over the years and puts it all together in quick reference style backed with rarely seen archival images and concept photos. While Mike manages to lavish us with plenty of glamour shots, where this book excels is in pure data, the numbers and minutia from engines to axles, wheels to tires, trim to transmissions, all backed up by detail photos. It is a great mix of history, art, and facts that makes this book equally appropriate for the coffee table or the restorer’s workbench. For Mustang enthusiasts, this is our ‘must have’ pick of the year.”                      Muscle Car Enthusiast, December 2007“Mueller isn’t kidding about the ‘complete’ part. It’s an easy read, structured in a digestible format.” Route66chronicles.blogspot.com“As a photographic history of the legendary Mustang, this book is truly stunning in its scope and depth. Add concise, detailed text and you have a complete history of this legendary marquee’s evolution through 2007 … If you have questions about the Mustang and cannot find the answer in the extensive index, the well-researched appendix or in these pages then there is a very good chance you were thinking of Camaro.”                                                                                                                                                        Mustang Monthly, December 2007“For his latest project, Mike has returned to his Mustang roots with The Complete Book of Mustang, a monster edition that covers every model since 1964 ½.” Hotrod & Restoration, November 2007“Offers an in-depth look at the prototypes, pace cars and the specialty pages for street and competition driving that have made the Mustang a legend.”Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) & Website, Sept. 27, 2007“The photography in the Mustang book is gorgeous, with plenty of color shots of each year’s models and lots of archival material … What I liked about ‘The Complete Book of Mustang’ was the highly readable writing and the inclusion of so many contemporary reviews of these cars … It’s well worth owning.” Read more About the Author Mike Mueller has worked as a freelance automotive photojournalist since 1991. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written and photographed more than 25 automotive and truck history books and contributed photography to at least that many more. Among his long list of titles are Motorbooks' Chevy Chevelle 50 Years, The Complete Book of Corvette, The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle,and The Complete Book of Ford Mustang. Read more

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My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990

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Pdf:My Dad Had That Car: A Nostalgic Look at the American Automobile, 1920-1990.Review 'This is the sort of book you want to sit down with and just pore over the pages and let the facts flow in.'―Mark C. Bach, Route 66 Read more About the Author Tad Burness, an auto historian, wrote more than 22 books about automobiles, including his beloved American Car Spotter guides. He also wrote syndicated 'Auto Album' column, which ran from 1966 until his death in 2012. Matt Stone is a freelance journalist, author, broadcaster, and former Editor of Motor Trend Classic magazine. He has been a professional automotive journalist/photographer since 1990. He has authored and photographed ten automotive books and is a former member of SPEED/FOX SPORTS television network's Barrett-Jackson auction broadcast team. Matt is also a judge at various Concours d'Elegance, and a member of the LeMay-America's Car Museum Steering Committee. He serves his profession as a past officer and board of directors member, Keynote Address Committee chairman, and past-president of the Motor Press Guild (MPG) trade association. Read more

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Porsche 993: King of Porsche (Essential Companion)

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Pdf:Porsche 993: King of Porsche (Essential Companion).About the Author Adrian Streather is a well-established professional author. Having directed his expertise at various auto marques, he decided it was time to create a small, handbook style buyers guide for anyone contemplating the purchase of a classic car. Adrian has managed to condense his expertise and vast reservoir of information into what – for him – are just a few pages. This book is just one tool in the purchasing process, but Adrian has been down this road many times himself, and his advice will prove invaluable to any potential buyer. Read more

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The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition: Every Model Since 1967 (Complete Book Series)

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Pdf:The Complete Book of Chevrolet Camaro, 2nd Edition: Every Model Since 1967 (Complete Book Series).About the Author David Newhardt is one of the best automobile photographers working today and has provided photography for best-selling Motorbooks titles Muscle: America's Legendary Performance Cars, Corvette: Fifty Years, Mustang: Forty Years, Mopar Muscle: Fifty Years, and Shelby Mustang: Racer for the Street. Read more

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Good Day Start With Gratitude | The Five-Minute Gratitude Journal: The Secret To Living A Happier Life

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Pdf:Good Day Start With Gratitude | The Five-Minute Gratitude Journal: The Secret To Living A Happier Life.Whether it's using it for yourself or blessing someone, as a gift, our gratitude journal has all it takes to help you cultivate inner peace, boost your well-being and happiness! Give it a try, you will love it. This Gratitude Journal Includes:✓ Jot down a thankful thought or memory from your day in our dedicated "Grateful" section.✓ Carefully selected quotes that are sure to inspire you all day long.✓ Detailed 2019 Personal Goals Setting that will help you brainstorm your goals for the year.✓ The Perfect 6’ x 9’ Size with plenty of spaces to write while still being small enough to be conveniently carried around. ✓ Lightweight which makes it perfect for busy, active and productive humans. Still feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure? Simply click on “Look Inside & See all images” to have an inside look at what you will be receiving.Kick start your day with our all-new gratitude journal now!Designed in TokyoPrinted in the country purchased

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Shelby 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Ford Mustang Motor Car

Pdf Transportation Shelby 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Ford Mustang Motor Car

Pdf:Shelby 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Ford Mustang Motor Car.About the Author BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. is an independent publishing company founded in 1986 and headquartered in El Segundo, California. Specializing in high-quality printed products utilizing recycled paper and eco-friendly soy-based inks, BrownTrout is the largest creator and distributor of calendars and seasonal products worldwide. Our products are available at the finest retailers. Visit our website, browntrout.com, for more details about our company and the wide and varied range of items we offer. BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. - The Calendar Company Read more

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How to Rebuild Your Small-Block Chevy

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Pdf:How to Rebuild Your Small-Block Chevy.About the Author David Vizard has been building and customizing engines for more than 50 years. He has written about 30 highly respected engine-building and automotive books and more than 4,000 magazine articles in addition to his dozens of online contributions. Often referred to as Vizard the Wizard because of his astounding prowess with engines, his work is frequently the subject of blogs and editorial pieces in popular automotive magazines. Read more

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Ferrari 70 Years

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Pdf:Ferrari 70 Years.Review 'For the entire journey, we are treated with stunning, archival photography. While Ferrari 70 Years is just shy of 300 pages, the photos really show the true meaning of the expression 'a picture is worth a thousand words.'' - Automoblog.com'Award-winning author, photographer, and historian Dennis Adler is one of America's most published automotive experts, and as such can hold forth on many classic sports car marques. Among Ferrari specialists, however, he has no equal, as his latest book Ferrari: 70 Years, from Motorbooks makes crystal clear.' - Maxim.com'this book is packed with gorgeous photos of some spectacular machines' - Auto Express Read more About the Author Award-winning author, photographer, and historian Dennis Adler is one of America's most published automotive authors and historians. He has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CBS Sunday Morning. The author of dozens of books on collectible automobiles and historic firearms, as well as a former magazine editor, Adler has had more than 5000 articles and photographs published during his long career. Read more

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The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car 2019: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2018 Through December 2019

Pdf Transportation The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car 2019: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2018 Through December 2019

Pdf:The Art of the Formula 1 Race Car 2019: 16 Month Calendar Includes September 2018 Through December 2019.About the Author The Editors of Motorbooks know their craft. Motorbooks is among the world's leading transportation publishers, offering books created by motoring's top photographers and writers, many created with major partners like Harley-Davidson, Chevrolet, Ford, and Chrysler and magazines like Hot Rod and Cycle World.  Read more

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The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens: Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More (Complete Book Series)

Pdf Transportation The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens: Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More (Complete Book Series)

Pdf:The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens: Beetles, Microbuses, Things, Karmann Ghias, and More (Complete Book Series).Review 'The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens serves as a great read for avid fans as well as those interested but not yet familiar on the topic of VWs.' - RacingNation.com'Chock full of information and photos, Gunnell shares the fascinating story behind the car and how it came to the States. VW fans have a new and thorough reference.' - Houston Chronicle Read more About the Author John Gunnell has more than 40 years of experience in the classic car industry. He is a prolific writer, having authored 85 books about cars, trucks, and motorcycles. His titles include Illustrated Firebird Buyer's Guide, Illustrated Chevrolet Buyer's Guide, How to Restore Automotive Trim and Hardware, and many more. He is the former editor and publisher of Old Cars Weekly, and continues to contribute to that publication's blog. In January 2010, Gunnell added a classic car restoration and gift shop to his portfolio when he opened Gunner's Great Garage in Manawa, Wisconsin. Read more

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American Muscle Cars 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover by Plato, USA Motor Ford Chevrolet Chrysler Oldsmobile Pontiac

Pdf Transportation American Muscle Cars 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover by Plato, USA Motor Ford Chevrolet Chrysler Oldsmobile Pontiac

Pdf:American Muscle Cars 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover by Plato, USA Motor Ford Chevrolet Chrysler Oldsmobile Pontiac.About the Author BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. is an independent publishing company founded in 1986 and headquartered in El Segundo, California. Specializing in high-quality printed products utilizing recycled paper and eco-friendly soy-based inks, BrownTrout is the largest creator and distributor of calendars and seasonal products worldwide. Our products are available at the finest retailers. Visit our website, browntrout.com, for more details about our company and the wide and varied range of items we offer. BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. - The Calendar Company Read more

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The Lost Art of High Performance Driving: How to Get the Most Out of Your Modern Performance Car (Speed Secrets)

Pdf Transportation The Lost Art of High Performance Driving: How to Get the Most Out of Your Modern Performance Car (Speed Secrets)

Pdf:The Lost Art of High Performance Driving: How to Get the Most Out of Your Modern Performance Car (Speed Secrets).About the Author Ross Bentley is the author of the popular Motorbooks Speed Secrets series. He is a racing coach, race car driver, author, and speaker. Bentley grew up in a racing family in Vancouver, British Columbia. He raced in the CART Indy Car series in the 1990s before moving on to endurance racing, where he won the 1998 GT3 United States Road Racing Championship and the 2003 SRPII Class Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Bentley currently resides in Redmond, Washington. Read more

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Porsche 911: 50 Years

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Pdf:Porsche 911: 50 Years.Review 'Originally published in 2013, Randy Leffingwell's celebration of one of the world's premiere sports cars, is still a top seller more than 3-years later.' - FLATSIXES.com â??an exhaustive history of the 911â?¿ I wholeheartedly recommend it.â??'Porsche 911: 50 Years is above all a celebration of a peculiarly individual car which in a rational world would never have existed and yet survived and prospered through a half century, evolving and adapting but never losing its highly distinct character. No other brand has ever managed this and Leffingwell’s achievement is the focus he brings to this compelling story. Some of the face-to-face discussions the author was able to hold with current Porsche movers and shakers would have been impossible only a few years ago and this greater openness has extended to the company’s image collection: the book is illustrated by a superb selection of previously unseen Archive photography. Leffingwell has created a splendid monument to the Porsche 911, which more than just the definitive sports car, has defied conformist pressures to become a symbol of endeavour and excellence.' - Total911.com Read more From the Inside Flap Porsche 911: 50 Years provides the Porsche fan with everything he or she could possibly want in a book. All the iconic 911 models are here: the original 901 prototype that set the standard; the legendary RS models that made the Porsche a dominant force on the world's race tracks; the infamous Turbo, the car that kept the peformance flame alight during the dark, dismal 1970s; the fabled 959, the Porsche that redefined the term “supercar”; the 993, last of the original air-cooled models; and the 996, 997, and 991, the liquid-cooled cars that brought the 911 into a new millenium. But more than just telling the story of these cars, author Randy Leffingwell tells the story of the people behind their creation: Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche, the son of legendary Porsche founder Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche who, along with Erwin Komenda, designed the instantly recognizable 911 shape; Peter W. Schutz, the Porsche CEO who saved the 911 from extinction; and Dr. Helmuth Bott, the mad engineering genius behind many of the groundbreaking technologies that have defined the 911, like fuel injection, turbocharging, and all-wheel-drive.  This book also tells the story of the 911 community—the clubs and culture that surround the car. No Porsche fan will want to miss this fantastic book.Author bio: Randy Leffingwell, best-selling Motorbooks author and renowned photographer, has earned a reputation as one of the most thorough Porsche historians working today. He has written and photographed over two dozen books on topics ranging from farm tractors to motorcycles to cars to barns. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Ferrari Book: Passion for Design

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Pdf:The Ferrari Book: Passion for Design.About the Author Based on expertise and the single-minded pursuit of a theme over several decades, and with the resources of cars and culture magazine, ramp, a team of authors working with editor-in-chief MICHAEL KÖCKRITZ developed a novel idea for a series: In The Ultimate Ferrari Book, Ferrari enthusiasts will find 40 spectacular icons, all of them selected for their design. Describing the core elements of the contemporary craze for Ferrari and automobiles, in general, this book is a new and different treat for all ultimate fans. Read more

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Mustang 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Ford Motor Muscle Car (English, French and Spanish Edition)

Pdf Transportation Mustang 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Ford Motor Muscle Car (English, French and Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Mustang 2019 12 x 12 Inch Monthly Square Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Ford Motor Muscle Car (English, French and Spanish Edition).About the Author BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. is an independent publishing company founded in 1986 and headquartered in El Segundo, California. Specializing in high-quality printed products utilizing recycled paper and eco-friendly soy-based inks, BrownTrout is the largest creator and distributor of calendars and seasonal products worldwide. Our products are available at the finest retailers. Visit our website, browntrout.com, for more details about our company and the wide and varied range of items we offer. BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. - The Calendar Company Read more

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Boss Mustang: 50 Years

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Pdf:Boss Mustang: 50 Years.About the Author As editor of Mustang Monthly magazine, Donald Farr has been researching and writing about Mustangs for over 30 years. In addition to his magazine work, Farr has authored many books, including Mustang Boss 302: Ford's Trans-Am Pony Car, Art of the Mustang, The Complete Book of Classic Ford & Mercury Muscle, and co-wrote How to Restore Your Mustang and the Mustang Recognition Guide with Mustang Monthly founder Larry Dobbs. Farr was inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame in 2012.An unsuccessful search for a Cougar Eliminator stripe kit inspired Kevin Marti to track down the original tooling at Ford and obtain permission to reproduce them. By 1983, Kevin was reproducing decals and other restoration parts for Mustangs and other Fords, which convinced him to leave his day job as a mechanical engineer to start Marti Auto Works. Thanks to Kevin’s relationship with Ford Licensing, in 1998 Marti Auto Works acquired Ford’s production database for 1967 and later vehicles. Combining his knowledge of computer programming with Ford’s decoding information, Kevin created a program to organize the raw data into today’s coveted Marti Reports that document vehicle originality while also providing production numbers, build date, factory options, selling dealer, etc. Kevin has also published three data-related books, including Mustang…By the Numbers. Read more

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The First Beetle: Resurrecting a 1938 Prototype

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Pdf:The First Beetle: Resurrecting a 1938 Prototype.Review The photography is first rate, and combined with the plethora of period archival material, reveal some details of these very early cars that have been undocumented to this point. (Benjamin Shahrabani Petrolicious.com, August 18, 2015) Read more About the Author Traugott Grundmann and his son Christian have a little piece of paradise in the Weser Hills: they have created their very own automobile museum for one of the most exclusive Volkswagen collections in the world. More than 50 old-timers, including many one-offs and special models, are displayed in all their splendor in Hessisch Oldendorf - most of them were restored to their former glory in the Grundmann's workshop. The VW 38 is the exhibition's new shining star. Axel Struwe leads two lives: one as a food photographer and qualified photo designer, the other as a passionate collector and restorer of VW old-timers. When the German first heard that his friend Christian Grundmann had discovered a VW 38, it became obvious that he would not only support the project with his practical experience, but also document the journey with his camera. Clauspeter Becker was three years old when the first split window Beetle appeared. He can vividly remember sitting in a VW 38 as a young lad in Berlin - but in the back seat. As part of his research for this book, the renowned specialist journalist and book writer from Neuhausen near Stuttgart, who received the Johny-Rozendaal-Uhr award in 2010 for his entire oeuvre, finally got to take the steering wheel himself. Read more

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The Art of the Classic Sports Car: Pace and Grace

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Pdf:The Art of the Classic Sports Car: Pace and Grace.About the Author James Mann is one of the world's leading car and motorcycle photographers, with more than 20 years of experience shooting for enthusiast publications, the motor industry, and businesses around the world. His work has appeared within and on the covers of more than 50 books and has provided stunning visuals for numerous magazines, including Classic and Sports Car, CAR magazine, Forza, The Sunday Times, and Automobile magazine as well as being chosen to photograph the British Auto Legends stamps for the Royal Mail. His advertising clients include Aston Martin, BMW, and Toyota, among others.Stuart Codling has worked in motorsports as a journalist and broadcaster for over a decade, covering sports cars in the United States before joining F1 Racing, the world’s best-selling Formula 1 magazine. He has ridden pillion with World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson, gone snowboarding with (former) FIA President Max Mosley, and been sworn at by ex-Ferrari F1 driver Eddie Irvine. He has appeared as an F1 expert on TV and radio, has hosted for Renault F1, and contributes to F1 Racing, Autosport, and Autocar. He is the author of the Motorbooks bestsellers Art of the Formula 1 Race Car and Real Racers. Read more

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Jeep: The History of America's Greatest Vehicle

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Pdf:Jeep: The History of America's Greatest Vehicle.About the Author One of America’s best-known automotive writers, Patrick R Foster has spent 30 years studying the automotive industry. The leading authority on AMC and its predecessors, Pat has written several books on that subject along with many others including Jeep, Studebaker, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazer, and Metropolitan. His popular columns appear in Hemmings Classic Car, and Old Cars Weekly, and he has won awards for his books and articles from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) and SAH (Society of Automotive Historians). Official Website: www.oldemilfordpress.comPatrick R. Foster (Milford, Connecticut) is a well-known and respected automotive writer and historian. Foster is an authority on AMC and its various sub-brands and has written a number of books on that automaker as well as many others, including Jeep and Studebaker. His writing has appeared in major car magazines and earned awards from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) and the SAH (Society of Automotive Historians). In 2011, he was honored with the Lee Iacocca Award--one of the most coveted awards in automotive writing. His most recent book for Motorbooks is American Motors Corporation: The Rise and Fall of America's Last Independent Automaker.www.oldemilfordpress.comPatric Foster's website focuses on independent American car manufacturers. Foster is a popular speaker who conducts seminars on automotive history. For more information, please call Olde Milford Press at 203-877-6717. Read more

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Porsche - The Racing 914s: A Limited Edition of 1500 Copies

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Pdf:Porsche - The Racing 914s: A Limited Edition of 1500 Copies.About the Author Roy Smith's keen eye for detail was developed during a 40-year career in sales and marketing. Having written for club magazines during the 1960s, interviewing notables of the time, when Roy retired from business in 2003, he decided to turn his attention to writing about motor sport, and now has six previous works to his name, as well as continuing to contribute specialist articles for websites and magazines worldwide. As with Roy's previous titles, his aim with this book is to provide a good read to newcomers and hardened enthusiasts alike.Previous titles by Roy Smith include: Alpine & Renault - the sports prototypes (two volumes), Alpine & Renault- the development of the first Turbo Formula 1 cars, and Amedee Gordini - a true racing legend. Read more

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Chevrolet Trucks: 100 Years of Building the Future

Pdf Transportation Chevrolet Trucks: 100 Years of Building the Future

Pdf:Chevrolet Trucks: 100 Years of Building the Future.About the Author Larry Edsall was snatched away from a career as the sports editor of a daily newspaper in Michigan to become the motorsports editor at AutoWeek magazine, where he spent most of a dozen years as the managing editor. He left Detroit for Phoenix in 1999 to help modernize one automotive website and then launched another, iZoom.com. He is a freelance contributor to automotive and lifestyle publications, writes regularly for the Detroit News 'Drive' section, contributes to the New York Times 'Wheels,' and is part of the adjunct faculty at the journalism school at Arizona State University. Edsall's Motorbooks titles include Camaro 2016, Corvette Stingray, and Chevrolet Volt. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.Alan S. Batey is Executive Vice President and President, General Motors North America. He also serves as Global Chevrolet Brand chief and is a member of the boards of both GM China’s joint venture Shanghai General Motors Co., Ltd., and the GM Foundation. Batey, a native of the United Kingdom, began his career with General Motors in 1979 as a mechanical engineering apprentice for the company’s Vauxhall operations. Read more

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Camaro Superstar Cars Calendar 2019: 2019 Monthly Calendar with USA Holidays & Observances, Full Color Photos,Super Car Calendar, Automobile Calendar (2019 Supercar Calendar) (Volume 11)

Pdf Transportation Camaro Superstar Cars Calendar 2019: 2019 Monthly Calendar with USA Holidays & Observances, Full Color Photos,Super Car Calendar, Automobile Calendar (2019 Supercar Calendar) (Volume 11)

Pdf:Camaro Superstar Cars Calendar 2019: 2019 Monthly Calendar with USA Holidays & Observances, Full Color Photos,Super Car Calendar, Automobile Calendar (2019 Supercar Calendar) (Volume 11).19 Calendar:Camaro with USA Holidays&ObservancesThis Camaro Calendar paperback is 8.5" x 8.5" (not a wall calendar.) ,has 25 Full Color pages and gorgeous photos, it will be a welcome gift to the car enthusiast in your life.The monthly calendar grids offer room for recording anniversaries, birthdays, and other special events in your life.More supercars calendar please search author : "Sam Supercar"

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Drive: The Definitive History of Driving

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Pdf:Drive: The Definitive History of Driving.About the Author Giles Chapman is a leading international authority on the automobile, its industry, its culture, and its history. A former editor of the best-selling Classic & Sports Car magazine, he is also the award-winning author of more than 40 books, including Classic Car.Lawrence Ulrich is an award-winning auto journalist and chief auto critic at The New York Times. Read more

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Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention (Motorbooks Workshop)

Pdf Transportation Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention (Motorbooks Workshop)

Pdf:Automotive Rust Repair and Prevention (Motorbooks Workshop).About the Author Dennis W. Parks has written several best-selling how-to books for the Motorbooks Workshop series, including How to Paint Your Car, How to Build a Cheap Hot Rod, Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder's Guide, and The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair. Parks' personal projects currently include a complete buildup of a 1955 Chevy pickup truck. He lives in Cedar Hill, Missouri. Read more

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Corvette 2019 Calendar

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Pdf:Corvette 2019 Calendar.About the Author BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. is an independent publishing company founded in 1986 and headquartered in El Segundo, California. Specializing in high-quality printed products utilizing recycled paper and eco-friendly soy-based inks, BrownTrout is the largest creator and distributor of calendars and seasonal products worldwide. Our products are available at the finest retailers. Visit our website, browntrout.com, for more details about our company and the wide and varied range of items we offer. BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. - The Calendar Company Read more

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Corvette 2019 12 x 14 Inch Monthly Deluxe Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Chevrolet Motor Muscle Car (English, French and Spanish Edition)

Pdf Transportation Corvette 2019 12 x 14 Inch Monthly Deluxe Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Chevrolet Motor Muscle Car (English, French and Spanish Edition)

Pdf:Corvette 2019 12 x 14 Inch Monthly Deluxe Wall Calendar with Foil Stamped Cover, Chevrolet Motor Muscle Car (English, French and Spanish Edition).About the Author BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. is an independent publishing company founded in 1986 and headquartered in El Segundo, California. Specializing in high-quality printed products utilizing recycled paper and eco-friendly soy-based inks, BrownTrout is the largest creator and distributor of calendars and seasonal products worldwide. Our products are available at the finest retailers. Visit our website, browntrout.com, for more details about our company and the wide and varied range of items we offer. BrownTrout Publishers, Inc. - The Calendar Company Read more

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Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt

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Pdf:Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt.Amazon.com Review A Look Inside Built for Adventure Take a tour through Clive Cussler's collection of rare, antique cars. (Click on Images to Enlarge) Read more About the Author Clive Cussler is the author of more than fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona. Read more

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How to Rebuild Big-Block Ford Engines (Workbench How-to)

Pdf Transportation How to Rebuild Big-Block Ford Engines (Workbench How-to)

Pdf:How to Rebuild Big-Block Ford Engines (Workbench How-to).The photos in this edition are black and white.From factory drag racing, to the AC Cobra, to the legendary Mustang, the history of the Ford big-block is a long and storied one. Making its debut in the late 1950s, the Ford FE big-block engine sat between the fenders of factory lightweights, Cobra Jet Mustangs, 427 Cobras, Cougar Eliminators, Talledega Torinos, and Mach 1s. While the FE engines remained in production through the mid 1970s, mostly in light-truck applications, Ford had plans for a new engine on the horizon. In the late 1960s, Ford transitioned the FE big-block out of production in passenger cars and performance applications in favor of an all-new design, called the 385 series, also known as Lima big-block. Originally used in luxury-car applications, the 429-cubic-inch version of this engine found its way into performance applications such as Mustangs and Torinos starting in 1971. The high-compression 4-barrel versions, called Cobra Jet or Super Cobra Jet, are some of the most powerful engines Ford has ever produced. An engine similar in design to the Lima series engine, the legendary 351 Cleveland made its debut in 1970. While technically a small-block in many ways, its oval ports, canted heads, and physical size made people think of it more as a mid-block than a small-block. The 351- and 400-cubic-inch versions (the latter known as M series engines) of the Cleveland engine were used in passenger car applications and in light trucks starting in 1975. The M stood for modified, as the deck height, bearing sizes, as well as pistons and connecting rods were modified for low-compression passenger car and light truck use, and they were used all the way through the early 1980s. All three engines are covered in full detail in this Workbench series rebuild volume. Included are step-by-step heavily illustrated instructions, that walk you through the entire process of rebuilding your Ford engine. If you want to breathe new life into your tired old Ford engine, this is the book for you.

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The Complete Book of Classic Ford and Mercury Muscle Cars: 1961-1973 (Complete Book Series)

Pdf Transportation The Complete Book of Classic Ford and Mercury Muscle Cars: 1961-1973 (Complete Book Series)

Pdf:The Complete Book of Classic Ford and Mercury Muscle Cars: 1961-1973 (Complete Book Series).About the Author As editor of Mustang Monthly magazine, Donald Farr has been researching and writing about Mustangs for over 30 years. In addition to his magazine work, Farr has authored many books, including Mustang Boss 302: Ford's Trans-Am Pony Car, Art of the Mustang, The Complete Book of Classic Ford & Mercury Muscle, and co-wrote How to Restore Your Mustang and the Mustang Recognition Guide with Mustang Monthly founder Larry Dobbs. Farr was inducted into the Mustang Hall of Fame in 2012. Read more

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Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks

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Pdf:Ford Tough: 100 Years of Ford Trucks.About the Author One of America’s best-known automotive writers, Patrick R Foster has spent 30 years studying the automotive industry. The leading authority on AMC and its predecessors, Pat has written several books on that subject along with many others including Jeep, Studebaker, Hudson, Kaiser-Frazer, and Metropolitan. His popular columns appear in Hemmings Classic Car, and Old Cars Weekly, and he has won awards for his books and articles from the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) and SAH (Society of Automotive Historians). Official Website: www.oldemilfordpress.com Read more

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Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

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Pdf:Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas.Review “Dream cars will feature some of the “rarest and most imaginative” cars ever, as well as obscure but brilliant gems.” –Men’s Book Read more About the Author Sarah Schleuning is the curator of decorative arts and design at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Ken Gross, consulting curator, is an award-winning author of six books and a contributor to many major automotive publications. Read more

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Ford F-100/F-150 Pickup 1953 to 1996: AmericaÂ’s Best-Selling Truck (Classic Reprint)

Pdf Transportation Ford F-100/F-150 Pickup 1953 to 1996: AmericaÂ’s Best-Selling Truck (Classic Reprint)

Pdf:Ford F-100/F-150 Pickup 1953 to 1996: America’s Best-Selling Truck (Classic Reprint).About the Author Robert Ackerson lives in the small upstate New York community of Schenevus. Formerly a public school teacher, he now writes on a wide variety of automotive topics. Among his titles are Veloce Publishing's Ford F-100/F-150 Pickup 1953 to 1996 and Chrysler 300 – America's Most Powerful Car. Having owned several F-series pickups, he is very familiar both with their heritage and their versatility. When Chrysler began introducing it's new hemi V-8's in the early fifties, Bob's interest in MOPAR was piqued, and a half-century later, with the older Chargers regarded as high -performance classics, and the new models at the forefront of a new age of high-performance, it's stronger than ever. Read more

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Great Church Sound: a guide for the volunteer

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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)

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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 Transportation 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)

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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 Transportation 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

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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 Transportation 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)

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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

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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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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 Complete Guide to Building With Rocks & Stone: Stonework Projects and Techniques Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics)

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Pdf:The Complete Guide to Building With Rocks & Stone: Stonework Projects and Techniques Explained Simply (Back-To-Basics).This book is designed to walk homeowners through the process of developing, planning, and implementing a stone building project. Starting with the basics, you will learn about the common types of stone and where natural stone is found throughout the United States, as well as how to gather your own fieldstone. You will learn how to use stone as a building material, including where to acquire it, as well as how it is cut, sold, and used in various projects. You will learn what tools you need for stonework and how to start working with dry stone, how to work with mortared stone, and the correct way to pour and mix cement. This book will even teach you how your children can be involved with your stonework projects.You will save significant money and increase the value of your house by building your own stone structures in and around your home. This book provides detailed instructions that make seemingly complex projects easy. You will learn how to build stone walls, mailboxes, and fireplaces. You can enhance your backyard with the addition of a stone patio, arch, barbeque pit, rock garden, and a pond, complete with a stone bridge.If you have an existing stone structure on your property, you will learn how to restore it and give it the face-lift it needs. If your property has a structure beyond repair, this book will help you recycle its stone or bricks. Additionally, dozens of stonecutting experts were interviewed for this book, providing insight and experience in using stone as a building material. With The Complete Guide to Building with Rocks & Stone, you will learn how you can start using stone for everything from new projects to restoring existing stone structures. For anyone considering a stone building project, this book is an excellent resource for you. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed. This Atlantic Publishing eBook was professionally written, edited, fact checked, proofed and designed. The print version of this book is 288 pages and you receive exactly the same content. Over the years our books have won dozens of book awards for content, cover design and interior design including the prestigious Benjamin Franklin award for excellence in publishing. We are proud of the high quality of our books and hope you will enjoy this eBook version.

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The Architectural Detail

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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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Minimalism: The Unspeakable Joy of Less: Discover Your Path to Radiant Joy, Unshakable Peace and Deeply Satisfying Liberation (変える Book 1)

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Pdf:Minimalism: The Unspeakable Joy of Less: Discover Your Path to Radiant Joy, Unshakable Peace and Deeply Satisfying Liberation (変える Book 1).What will it benefit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul? There are so many people that are consumed by the rat race of life.They are forever trying to find a way in which to possess senseless things which can never bring true happiness and fulfillment, and throughout the process, they have lost things which are truly valuable. They end up being so overwhelmed, depressed, and purposeless despite all they have achieved. Tabata Yukio used to be one of them until one day when he finally had enough of it. He discovered minimalism in 2004 at the lowest point of his life when his business went bankrupt. He has found his deeper meaning of life through minimalism after years of incessant learning and self-discovery. Now, he has dedicated his life to helping others achieve the same as well. In "The Unspeakable Joy of Less", Tabata Yukio reveals his secrets on: How to experience the joy of letting go Realizing how all the stuff you own imprison you How to reprogram your belief system How to invite minimalism into your life How to cast out your fears and be truly liberated How to truly love yourself How to set powerful minimalist goals that actually workMuch, much more!Want to know more about how this book can change your life? Check out the Table of Content by clicking "LOOK INSIDE" Now! !Download your copy today!Take action now and reshape your destiny forever! Get this book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

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Get Your House Right: Architectural Elements to Use & Avoid

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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)

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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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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

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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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Airbrush Bible (Air Skool)

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Pdf:Airbrush Bible (Air Skool).About the Author Long time motorhead Timothy Remus is the author of over thirty titles: everything from lifestyle books including Bean're, Motorcycle Nomad; to how-to books such as Cheap Chopper. As president of his own small publishing company, Wolfgang Publications, the former auto mechanic also publishes five to ten books each year for other authors. Tim reports that the twin responsibilities of writing and publishing leave him with limited free time for the really important things: riding motorcycles and working on projects in the garage. Read more

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Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment (Workshop Practice)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Mazes for Kids Ages 4-8: The Maze Activity Books for Kids: Maze Books for Kids 4-6, 6-8 (Maze for Kids Workbook Game)

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Pdf:Mazes for Kids Ages 4-8: The Maze Activity Books for Kids: Maze Books for Kids 4-6, 6-8 (Maze for Kids Workbook Game).Maze Books for Kids (4-6, 6-8) Mazes are extremely exciting puzzles where finding a way through the labyrinth to reach the end point is a thrilling journey, for both kids and adults. But did you know that mazes can be used as educational tools as well? This maze workbook is a perfect example at how it helps children solve fascinating puzzles, while developing intellectual abilities at the same time. • This book contains mazes for kids ages 4-8. One set consists of maze books for kids 4-6, while the other comprises mazes books for kids 6-8, thus covering a wide age group. • When it comes to children, you have to ensure they are always learning new skills, while honing the ones they have begun to develop. This maze activity books for kids ages 4-8 is exactly what is required to accomplish this goal. • This book is not just a maze game for kids to solve, but a fun activity that aids them to strengthen logical and analytical capabilities from a very young age, which can be implemented as they grow up. • This activity book for kids is designed and illustrated in a manner that successfully piques their interest, and keeps them engaged in a problem-solving activity. • As your child maneuvers through the maze, it helps to boost strategic thinking and fine motor control. Early childhood education is vital when it comes to overall development in children, so it is up to parents and teachers to find new ways to get their attention and make them fall in love with the learning process. Since these maze books for kids are quite enjoyable, children won’t get bored and fussy – they will have a blast solving puzzles and mazes. In fact, you can try your hand at a couple of mazes too. Go ahead and place your order now. Maze books for kids 8-10 will be out soon – stay tuned!

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Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I'D Known Before Going To Japan (The Everything Nippon Travel Guide Series)

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Pdf:Japan Travel Guide: Things I Wish I'D Known Before Going To Japan (The Everything Nippon Travel Guide Series).Want to experience Japan at its fullest potential without spending tons of your precious time on a monstrous 800 pages travel guide? Then, “Things I Wish I’D Known Before Going to Japan” is all you need! In this book, Yuki Fukuyama and Ken Fukuyama will share with you: The ultimate Japan itineraries that are improvised for more than 50+ times Everything you need to know about Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hokkaido All the essential info like hours of operation, transit tips, prices etc The best magical winter destination Detailed maps of Japan The most updated super cheap budgeting tips The best accommodation tips Japan’s Best Kept Secrets All the best of the best local cuisines The events and festivals in Japan Much, much more!About Yuki Fukuyama and Ken FukuyamaBefore serving as a tour guide, they were full-time professors working in Japan National College of Technology. After having their first child in 1986, they have decided to pursue their long-hidden dream of exploring the world. Inspired by their life-changing adventure throughout the world, they have decided to serve as a tour guide. This happy couple has been serving as a Japan local tour guide for more than 30 years now. In their effort to show the world what Japan truly is, they have decided to write a book about it. Download your copy today!Take action and experience Japan at its fullest potential now! Get this book for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

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Wooden Boats 2019 Calendar

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Pdf:Wooden Boats 2019 Calendar.The 2019 Calendar of Wooden Boats continues to set the highest standards of quality and tradition for wooden boat enthusiasts around the world. The 2019 edition features 12 new images of classic sailboats, powerboats, workboats and small boats my renowned marine photographer, Benjamin Mendlowitz. Fans of wooden boats and fine photography anticipate and collect this elegant and beautifully printed full color 12" x 24" wall calendar. Engaging captions by wooden boat expert Maynard Bray accompany each photograph. The 12 month calendar provides ample space on the grid for marking appointments.

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Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art

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Pdf:Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art.Review 'James Taylor's [book] is the colorfully illustrated story of Wilkinson's invention of a camouflage scheme for ships during World War One that was intended to confuse the submarine officers who needed to know a target's location and course before firing torpedoes; it was an ingenious creation, echoed today in modern art and clothing.' --The Red Crew'Those who regard dazzle more as an art form may well find this an interesting read.' --Warship, as part of the publication's Naval Books of the Year'… A wealth of visual material within quite a slim volume in a way that complements the text so well.' --The International Journal of Maritime History'The color illustrations--mostly early 20th Century paintings--will enamor sailors, historians, artists, designers and anyone else dazzled by design (popularized as Op Art in the 1960s).' --Military Times'Taylor's detailed account of Dazzle, his careful selection of photographs, illustrations, and paintings, all printed and bound in a beautiful book is essential for anyone interested in the history of naval deception, World War I navies, or the rare but respected breed who enjoys the intersection of war and art.' - Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) Read more About the Author James Taylor is a former curator of paintings at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. His most recent books include Your Country Needs You: The Secret History of the Propaganda Poster Marine Painting and Careless Talk Costs. Read more

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Wood Through Water: Classic Power Boats

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Pdf:Wood Through Water: Classic Power Boats.Be it a small runabout or a grand sedan cruiser, the classic power boats of yesteryear share the same essential features at heart: beautiful, flowing lines; exotic hardwoods; and the need for loving care. The history of these personal wooden power boats unfolds in over 100 photos, with insights into building, upkeep, and the passion that drives their owners. "Large-format book -- half text, half photographs in blazing color -- about speedboats, runabouts, launches, and utilities from the Golden Era; in spades."--Wooden Boat

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Last Dinner On the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner

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Pdf:Last Dinner On the Titanic: Menus and Recipes from the Great Liner.Amazon.com Review It is impossible to read this book, which is as sumptuously appointed as the great ship itself, and not want to plan a Titanic dinner party immediately. Fortunately, the book provides--besides beautiful photos, delectable factoids, and fascinating quotes from the rich and vanished famous--clear, easy-to-follow instructions on how to plan such a party. You can use recipes for first-, second-, or third-class meals. Remember, style is all. Try to equal the class evinced by Titanic survivor Renee Harris, who sued the steamship line for her husband's death in the sinking, put the $50,000 settlement into the first play by Moss Hart (who gives her credit in his popular autobiography, Act One), and lost all her cash in the 1929 crash. When Walter Lord, the dean of Titanic lore who wrote the introduction to this book, interviews the aged, broke Ms. Harris in her welfare hotel, he writes, 'She had lost neither her sunny disposition nor her theatrical poise. One day I brought her a little jar of caviar in an attempt to give this gallant lady a taste of the good old days. She sampled it once, then pushed the jar politely aside. 'You call that caviar?' she asked.' As Lord observes, 'Reproducing the Titanic's marvelous food is surely one of the best ways to experience a bygone age of luxury and leisure.' Don't forget to set the mood with music: either Titanic: Music as Heard on the Fateful Voyage or Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture will do, depending on whether you're a classicist or a romantic. --Tim Appelo Read more From Library Journal According to Walter Lord (A Night To Remember, LJ 10/15/55), April 14 finds many 'sentimentalists' re-creating the Titanic's last meals. Now, with the help of research chef McCauley, Archbold (coauthor of The Discovery of the Titanic, LJ 1/88) reveals these menus to the population at large. A handsome gift book filled with photos, graphics, and Edwardian motifs, this work will appeal to foodies, Titanic buffs, and trend seekers. The recipes, taken from all five dining room menus, include delicacies like Quail Eggs and Caviar, Lobster Thermidor, and Oysters a la Russe; even the steerage 'saloon' fare is formidable by present standards. There's also advice on how to host a Titanic dinner party complete with wardrobe and table-setting ideas, helping diners to feel like an Astor at the captain's table. With renewed interest and marketing of things Titanic in anticipation of the much-publicized film and Broadway musical (this year marks the 85th anniversary of the disaster), this book is surely the tip of the iceberg.?David Nudo, 'Library Journal'Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more

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Boats & Ships : Adult Coloring Book Vol.1: Boat and Ship Sketches for Coloring (Ship Coloring Book Series) (Volume 1)

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Pdf:Boats & Ships : Adult Coloring Book Vol.1: Boat and Ship Sketches for Coloring (Ship Coloring Book Series) (Volume 1).Boats & Ships : Adult Coloring Book Vol.1 Boat and Ship Sketches for Coloring This Coloring Book is a part of ship coloring book (Volume 1) This collection of great boats, cruises and other ships around the world will captivate and excite adult Colorists. This Book Contains : - Over 40 Boat, Cruise and Other Type Of Ship sketches for coloring - Presented in Landscape and Vertical Pages - Printed on the front of Pages only for easy coloring and displaying. You don't Need to worry about bleed-through if you use markers or fine-tip pens. Enjoy!

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The Battleship Bismarck (Anatomy of The Ship)

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Pdf:The Battleship Bismarck (Anatomy of The Ship).Review 'An exceptional presentation of one of the iconic warships of the Twentieth Century. Bismarck led a short but legendary life and her physical attributes are exceptionally recreated with obvious passion by the author/artist. This book boasts an incredible gallery of high quality artwork, over 1,000 amazing images!' - KitMaker Network Read more About the Author Stefan Draminski is an illustrator and naval historian. He has developed a technique for creating breathtakingly realistic 3D models of ships which can be taken apart to create almost infinite details of the ships. The Bismarck is a ship that he has spent many years studying. He lives in Poland. Read more

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Picture History of the Andrea Doria (Dover Maritime)

Pdf Transportation Picture History of the Andrea Doria (Dover Maritime)

Pdf:Picture History of the Andrea Doria (Dover Maritime).About the Author Maritime expert William H. Miller, Jr., has traveled aboard all manner of vessels, often in the capacity of guest lecturer or journalist. His books feature personal recollections from passengers who sailed on historic ships, and his unique selection of pictures offers fresh perspectives on even the most-well-known vessels. Read more

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Salty Breeze - Boats & Ships Coloring Book: Color Sea Vessels, Fishing Boats, Yachts, Cruise Liners, Sailing Ships – For Adults

Pdf Transportation Salty Breeze - Boats & Ships Coloring Book: Color Sea Vessels, Fishing Boats, Yachts, Cruise Liners, Sailing Ships – For Adults

Pdf:Salty Breeze - Boats & Ships Coloring Book: Color Sea Vessels, Fishing Boats, Yachts, Cruise Liners, Sailing Ships – For Adults.30 Ships & Boats Drawings To Color Coloring detailed Ships & Boats. Perfect coloring book for grown ups or as a coloring book for teenagers. For those who love the sea and salty breeze. Look Inside & Back Cover. Each of these 30 beautiful individual SHIP VESSLES is printed on a single page with the reverse left blank – so no bleed through, and perfect whether you use pencils, marker pens or paints. This colouring book for adults is perfect for beginners and advanced colorists, anyone who loves coloring sketches of ship designs. Different levels of detail, both easy and detailed. Perfect for decorating with colored pencils, gel pens, markers, porous point pens or crayons.

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Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Design and Development 1860-1905

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Pdf:Warrior to Dreadnought: Warship Design and Development 1860-1905.In the 50 years that separated Warrior from Dreadnought there occurred a revolution in warship design quite unparalleled in naval history; a period that began with the fully-rigged broadside ironclads and ended with the emergence of the great battleships and battlecruisers that were to fight in the First World War.The author explains how ninetheenth-century designers responded to developments in engine technology, armour protection and armament in their attempts to develop the best possible fighting ships. He details the development of more efficient engines that brought about the demise of the sailing warship, and the competition between armour and armament, with every increase in the power of guns stimulating the development of ever more sophisticated methods of protection. Importantly, he explains that the Victorian Royal Navy, far from being the reactionary body it is so often depicted as, was, in fact, at the forefront of technological change, for example in the employment of torpedoes and the development of countermeasures to them.Full accounts are given of the significant naval events and battles of the period, making the book a fine narrative history as well as a brilliant work of warship reference.D K BROWN was a distinguished naval architect who retired in 1988 as Deputy Chief Naval Architect of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. He published widely on the subject of warship design and built a reputation as a clear and brilliant commentator on the development of the ships of the Royal Navy. He died in 2008.

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Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon

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Pdf:Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon.Review “The history of Hinckley Yachts chronicled in a lush new monograph. Voulgaris has unearthed many photographs and documents about the firm’s early years and used them to piece together an illuminating narrative about the evolution of an important American brand. For nautical newcomers, the volume offers a primer on the world of fine boatbuilding; for aficionados, it provides fascinating details about Hinckley’s many technological advances, races won, and extraordinary track record making new models that become instant sensations.” –Architectural Digest “For a generation of mariners, Hinckley has been a source of national pride…In this book, sailing aficionado Nick Voulgaris III takes readers on a nostalgic journey through 86 years of boatbuilding.” –Travel + Leisure “Hinckley Yachts are synonymous with superior craftsmanship and beautiful design…The book follows the company’s success from its early days, through its patriotic duties during wartime; to its role in advancing science and engineering; and finally its place today as one of the world’s premier yacht manufacturers. A must for every boat-lover’s coffee table!” – Lakeland Boating “Come sail away…Hinckley Yachts, a seafaring history of the classic sailing and motor vessels…” –Wall Street Journal'This book celebrates the 86-year-old company through a detailed recounting of Hinckley's interesting past.' -Worth Magazine “…a lavish new coffee table book celebrating the brand…” –Just Luxe “Since 1928, boat-maker Hinckley has been crafting yachts for the international sailing set, and providing ultra-lux floating mansions to the world’s most discerning buyers. In honor of that 85-plus-year tradition…take a tour through some of the most arresting nautical imagery.” –Vanity Fair'Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon features designs, photographs and more from the archives and modern times showcasing the builder’s evolution since it opened its doors in 1928.' -Yachting Read more About the Author Nick Voulgaris III is an entrepreneur, writer, and avid sailor and is passionate about yacht restoration. He has owned and restored dozens of boats, including two vintage Chris Crafts and a classic Hinckley Bermuda 40 Yawl, which was the inspiration for this book. His love for restoration and preservation spans into other areas as well, including the recent purchase and revitalization of Kerber's Farm, a historic farm and market on Long Island’s North Shore. Nick lives in Manhattan and Oyster Bay, NY with his English Labrador Charlie. David Rockefeller is a longtime sailor, philanthropist and Hinckley owner.  Charles Townsend is the CEO of Condé Nast Publications, former Commodore of the New York Yacht Club, yachting enthusiast and Hinckley owner.  Martha Stewart is the author of numerous best-selling books, the publisher of Martha Stewart Living, an Emmy award-winning TV show host and Hinckley owner. Read more

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Queen Mary 2: The Greatest Ocean Liner of Our Time

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Pdf:Queen Mary 2: The Greatest Ocean Liner of Our Time.From Publishers Weekly If military historian Maxtone-Graham is at times a bit breathless in his praise of the Queen Mary 2, the Cunard line’s new $800 million luxury liner, it’s easy to forgive his enthusiasm after thumbing through the sumptuous photography in this oversized tome. Four city blocks long and taller than the Statue of Liberty, the Queen Mary 2 boasts the customary amenities as well as a planetarium, spa and fanciful children’s playrooms. Maxtone-Graham celebrates this unprecedented hulk with romantic hyperbole: 'Her 147-foot (45-meter) beam at the bridge betrays her as definitively—nay, defiantly!—too wide for Panama’s canal. For this monster to circumnavigate the globe, it’s either around Cape Horn or threading her way cautiously through the icy wastes of northern Canada’s archipelago.' He also dishes a little history in the chapter on 19th-century transatlantic travel, when crossing the ocean was rarely comfortable and often terrifying by today’s standards. The historian explains that in the 1840s, 'a covered chamber pot remained a cherished cabin perquisite because Brittania’s lavatories were out on deck, an invariably damp nocturnal excursion.' Another chapter relates the seafaring lives of past 'Queen' vessels—touching briefly on the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary’s transformation into troop ships during WWII and chronicling their important passengers, including Sir Winston Churchill, Cary Grant and a long list of Atlantic-hopping VIPs. Serious maritime enthusiasts will delight in Maxtone-Graham’s adoring account of the major 'Cunarders' from 1840 to 2004, while Harvey Lloyd’s vivid, full-bleed photos of the vessel’s interior will thrill those readers more interested in the creature comforts on board. 200 four-color illustrations. FYI: Like an extended advertisement for the ocean liner, this lush, glossy volume might help readers and would-be cruisers forget the November, 2003 shipyard tragedy, when the ship’s gangway collapsed, killing 15.Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more From Booklist 'Destined to astonish' was how the designers of the new grand lady of ocean liners conceived of their project. As of just a few months ago, the Queen Mary 2, sister ship to the popular and still busy Queen Elizabeth 2, entered transatlantic service and is now the flagship of the venerable Cunard Line. The QM2 is not only the most expensive passenger liner ever built but also the largest, broadest, and tallest. Written by a renowned maritime historian, whose engaging text is augmented by spectacular photographs by Harvey Lloyd, a photographer recognized as a specialist in the cruise industry, this large-format book follows the 'life' thus far of this spectacular ship, from concept to launch. The author, with the photographer at his side, ushers the reader on an awe-inspiring tour of the Queen from stem to stern; fascinating, too, is the detailed history of the Cunard Line and its most famous liners, including the previous Queen Mary, now permanently docked in Long Beach, California. A feast for technology and travel enthusiasts. Brad HooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Take Me to the Ocean 2019: Weekly Monthly Planner with Motivational Quotes + Goal Trackers | Ocean (Beautiful Beaches)

Pdf Transportation Take Me to the Ocean 2019: Weekly Monthly Planner with Motivational Quotes + Goal Trackers | Ocean (Beautiful Beaches)

Pdf:Take Me to the Ocean 2019: Weekly Monthly Planner with Motivational Quotes + Goal Trackers | Ocean (Beautiful Beaches).19 Weekly Monthly PlannerBeautifully designed inside and out, our range of inspiring 2019 weekly planners will keep you organized each week for 12 months. Spanning January 2019 until the end of December 2019, this weekly planner has one week per two page spread, with space for notes, as well as yearly calendars for a broader view. The large size of this planner is perfect for making lots of plans and keeping appointments throughout the year. You’ll also find inspirational quotes inside to motivate you all year.Featuring exclusive photography by renowned travel photographer Shaun Busuttil, the cover image of this monthly planner was captured on a beach in The Camargue region in southern France, and features a motivational quote to inspire you throughout the year.This week-by-week monthly planner is part of our exciting Beautiful Beaches Collection, designed to inspire worldly curiosity while helping you stay on-track throughout the year. Visit our Author Page for even more of our unique weekly planners featuring professional travel photography in this wanderlust-inducing collection—you’re bound to find one you love! Planners are also the perfect Christmas gift this festive season, especially for your travel-minded friends and family. So go on and spoil a loved one or treat yourself this Christmas!Weekly Planner FeaturesUSA Public Holidays8.5x11" dimensions—plenty of space to write things downYearly, weekly and monthly spread viewsContacts pages to record phone numbers, emails and birthdaysNotes section and dot grid journal pages for jotting down thoughtsWeekly to-do lists and monthly goal trackers to keep you on the path to successMotivational quotes to inspireMonthly habit trackers to help you stay on trackLuxuriously soft, durable, matte coverBeautiful cover image featuring a pebbly beach in southern FranceCream paper, which is easier on the eyes than whiteScroll up and buy your planner today and enjoy fast delivery from Amazon.About TravelopiWelcome to Travelopi Books, where travel, photography and staying organized intersect in our range of beautiful travel planners, journals and notebooks. Started by Jenny Kellett (author and designer) and Shaun Busuttil (travel writer and photographer for publications including National Geographic Traveller), Travelopi Books is a travelling enterprise, finding new inspiration in the most beautiful and sometimes remote corners of the planet. You can check out our wanderings on our Instagram and Facebook pages @travelopi, and online at travelopi.com.

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The Laser Campaign Manual

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Pdf:The Laser Campaign Manual.From the Back Cover Ben Ainslie is the fastest laser sailor on the planet.Here are the secrets that won him Olympic gold, shown in words, photo-sequences, video clips and his commentary. This pack is a colourful, detailed account of how to dominate the worlds hottest class.The book contains text and photo-sequences on:Psychology and goal setting.Getting the boat right.Speed around the course.Fitness and training.How to win a championship.The online video contains clips and commentary on:Starting.Beating.Tacking.Roll Tacking.Windward mark.Reaching.Gybing.Running.Leeward mark. Read more About the Author Ben Ainslie won gold at the Sydney Olympics, and his duel with Brazilian Robert Scheidt was the games’ most memorable image.  He previously won a Silver medal, and has been World, European and national Champion in the Laser Class.  He was awarded an MBE for his success. Read more

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Titanic: An Illustrated History

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Pdf:Titanic: An Illustrated History.Amazon.com Review The tragedy of the Titanic has been captured in fiction, nonfiction, music, poetry, cartoons, official judicial inquiry, survivors' recollections, still photography, TV shows, and film; all of the above are covered to some extent in this good and popular book. But few Titanic books match the paintings by Ken Marschall, a specialist on the subject whose work can be found in other books by the ship's discoverer, Robert Ballard, who wrote the introduction here. The photos are notable--including shots of the red-paint-stained iceberg that may have caused the sinking, the pristine ship, the sunken wreck, the people involved in the case--but Marschall's dozens of large-scale paintings really do help to dramatize and explicate moments no camera glimpsed and few eyewitnesses agree upon. There is much to recommend the text, too. You could make a movie just about Second Officer Charles Lightoller, who helped accelerate the lifeboat-launching process, saving lives; stepped off the ship's bridge into the Atlantic; was sucked down into a ventilator taking in water, vainly swimming against its suction; and then got expelled by a blast of air, like a human cannonball in a circus, and landed next to a lifeboat that had been knocked 20 feet clear of the sinking ship's deadly whirlpool by a huge ship's funnel that crashed into the waves nearby. Lightoller was marvelously clever in his courtroom interrogation by an attorney determined to maneuver him into admitting blame for the disaster. There is much more history in between the dramatic illustrations, facts both grand and trivial--if you're bent on knowing what actually happened to the dogs aboard, the answer is in this book. Definitely one of the better titles dealing with Titanic. --Tim Appelo Read more

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Unsinkable: The History of Boston Whaler

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Pdf:Unsinkable: The History of Boston Whaler.About the Author Matthew Plunkett spent two years researching the history of the Boston Whaler company, from its humble origins in a garage in Braintree, Massachusetts, to its one-hundred-acre factory in Edgewater, Florida. In addition to combing through the written record of this company, Plunkett conducted more than three dozen interviews to pull together the Boston Whaler story. The book features never-before-seen photos and drawings to engage the reader and shed light on the history of this remarkable company. Plunkett resides in Valley Village, CA.Clint Crowell's first time boating was as a young boy with his grandfather - Dick Fisher, founder of Boston Whaler. He currently owns a 1988 Outrage 18 he uses with his family and friends for fishing at the Channel Islands off the coast of California. A highlight of these trips for Clint is listening to people at the ramp talk with pride and excitement about the boat’s seaworthiness and the adventures in a Whaler that have helped shape their life. Read more

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The World of the Battleship: The Design and Careers of Capital Ships of the World's Navies, 1900-1950

Pdf Transportation The World of the Battleship: The Design and Careers of Capital Ships of the World's Navies, 1900-1950

Pdf:The World of the Battleship: The Design and Careers of Capital Ships of the World's Navies, 1900-1950.Review 'This is a highly original work that covers battleships across the World's navies. The Line of Battle ship emerged as the principle naval weapon that was the key to naval engagements for some three hundred years. The steam powered successors were to last little more than 100 years and were replaced as THE capital ship by the aircraft carrier in WWII. Strongly Recommended.' --FIRE Reviews'This book is no overnight concoction dreamed up at a publisher's blue-sky meeting to hit the lucrative Christmas wants lists of bathtub admirals. It is the subject of a protracted period of meticulous writing and editing that shines out from every page. If you are interested in the great capital ships, the people who desired them and gave them life, this book has everything you need. It is an absolute gem.' --War History Online Read more About the Author BRUCE TAYLOR was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford where he received a doctorate in Modern History in 1996. Read more

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The Battleship USS Iowa (Anatomy of The Ship)

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Pdf:The Battleship USS Iowa (Anatomy of The Ship).About the Author Stefan Draminski was born in 1982 and is a naval researcher and illustrator. Since 2002 he has worked on numerous publications on military history subjects. Using 3D software, he creates highly detailed and historically accurate digital models of warships, aircraft and vehicles. His particular interest in the Imperial Japanese Navy has led him to learn Japanese. He lives in Torun, Poland, with his wife, children, and dog. Read more

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Robert Ballard's Titanic: Exploring the Greatest of all Lost Ships

Pdf Transportation Robert Ballard's Titanic: Exploring the Greatest of all Lost Ships

Pdf:Robert Ballard's Titanic: Exploring the Greatest of all Lost Ships.Synopsis On a cold April night in 1912, the magnificent new liner R.M.S. Titanic struck an iceberg and sank beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic. The following day the words 'TITANIC LOST' shocked the world. Seventy-three years later, on September 1, 1985, the headlines would proclaim 'TITANIC FOUND.' For on that morning, Dr. Robert Ballard and a joint French/American expedition had located the legendary lost ship and had photographed her upright on the ocean floor. In the summer of 1986, Dr. Ballard returned to the Titanic and descended 21/2 miles in a tiny three-man submarine to explore the ghostly wreck. Actually landing on the deck of the ship, Ballard sent Jason Junior, his robotic 'swimming eyeball,' down the Grand Staircase to 'see' glass chandeliers still hanging in place, unseen for three-quarters of a century. During eleven separate descents to the Titanic, Ballard and his team explored the entire ship -including the artifact-strewn debris field and severed stern section -and photographed her in remarkable detail. Robert Ballard's Titanic is the compelling, first-hand account of Dr. Ballard's twelve-year quest to find the sunken liner. With the help of rare archival pictures, charts, paintings and a 25- inch 'photo-mosaic' of the ship, Dr. Ballard recounts the Titanic's fateful last night and describes the moment-by-moment drama of the expeditions that found and explored her. For the first time, the exact location of the Titanic is revealed and, finally, many of the mysteries that have surrounded hertragic fate are laid to rest. Read more

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RMS Titanic Manual: 1909-1912 Olympic Class (Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals (Hardcover))

Pdf Transportation RMS Titanic Manual: 1909-1912 Olympic Class (Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals (Hardcover))

Pdf:RMS Titanic Manual: 1909-1912 Olympic Class (Haynes Owners Workshop Manuals (Hardcover)).Review HOBBY MERCHANDISER    With an authoritative text supported by more than two hundred illustrations, RMS Titanic Owners' Workshop Manual helps readers discover how this Leviathan of the seas was built, launched, and fitted out, understand the complexities of her massive engine room and appreciate the lavish passenger accommodations. Readers will also learn about the captain's many responsibilities and discover how the chief engineer kept the mighty ship and its systems running. This one-of-a-kind book offers a rare and fascinating insight into the design, construction, and operation of the Titanic.   Read more From the Back Cover Titanic—the second of the Olympic class liners—was not revolutionary in design, but was remarkable for her size. She measured 882 feet 9 inches from stem to stern, her navigating bridge towered 104 feet above the keel, and she could carry more than 3,300 passengers and crew. With a gross tonnage of 46,328 tons, Titanic sacrificed speed in favor of size and luxury, space and comfort on the North Atlantic passenger route. Titanic’s fifteen watertight bulkheads were said at the time to make the ship “practically unsinkable.” But these bulkheads did not extend high enough, and this, along with insufficient lifeboats, proved to be her Achilles’ heel. On her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic in 1912, Titanic struck an iceberg and sank with heavy loss of life. With an authoritative text supported by more than two hundred illustrations, you can read how this Leviathan of the seas was built, launched, and fitted out, understand the complexities of her massive engine room, and appreciate the lavish passenger accommodation that was the talk of Edwardian Britain. You can also read about the captain’s many responsibilities and discover how the chief engineer kept the mighty ship and its systems running. The Haynes RMS Titanic Manual offers a rare and fascinating insight into the design, construction, and operation of one of the greatest passenger ships of the twentieth century. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Chesapeake Sailing Craft: Recollections of Robert H Burgess

Pdf Transportation Chesapeake Sailing Craft: Recollections of Robert H Burgess

Pdf:Chesapeake Sailing Craft: Recollections of Robert H Burgess.About the Author There is scarcely a river, creek, or slough in the Chesapeake Bay Country that Robert H. Burgess (1913-2003) did not explore with his camera. Known to many as Dean of the Chesapeake, Robert 'Bob' Burgess knew the Chesapeake Bay in its older, more primitive, and pleasant way of life. He saw the era of commercial sail and steam fading and undertook to document and preserve bay watercraft through photography. Without this labor of love, most of the sailing vessels in his book would have passed on with no photographic record of their existence. Baltimore-born, Burgess joined the staff of the Mariners' Museum in Newport News in 1941, where he became curator of exhibits and was later named curator of publications. He was a member of the Steamship Historical Society of America, on the Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and a trustee of the Calvert Marine Museum and Chesapeake Bay Foundation. In 2000, The Chesapeake Maritime Museum presented Robert H. Burgess the coveted Chesapeake Bay Heritage Award in recognition of 'his significant contributions to the preservation of the cultural and maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay.' Among his legacies are the many articles and books about the Chesapeake Bay and its craft, illustrated with his photographs. His photos are widely recognized for their documentary and artistic quality. Naval architect William A. Fox was born in Newport News, Virginia, at the height of the World War II shipbuilding program. He grew up in Newport News and owes his interest in maritime history to his mother, Katherine Johnson Fox, who worked at the Mariners' Museum library, and to his father, Erwin A. Fox, Jr., who was a merchant mariner, shipbuilder, and boater. William A. Fox graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1965 and received his master's degree in Urban Studies from Old Dominion University in 1979. He has worked for Newport News Shipbuilding; for Esso (Exxon) International in New York, Italy, and Spain; and for Stanwick International in Iran. Since 1979 he has been associated with John J. McMullen Associates in Newport News. He began his writing career with a book chapter on ship modeling in 1975, and a history of the tug Dorothy (Newport News Hull No. 1) in 1976. In 1986 he researched and wrote Always Good Ships, a comprehensive history of all of the ships built at the Newport News shipyard since its founding in 1886. He has contributed many articles on maritime history to magazines and newspapers, and has edited several books including Chesapeake Sailing Craft. Read more

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French Cruisers, 1922-1956

Pdf Transportation French Cruisers, 1922-1956

Pdf:French Cruisers, 1922-1956.Review 'Little has been published about these attractive warships in English, but French Cruisers: 1922-1956, fills this gap… [A] lavishly illustrated book.' -- DefenseMediaNetwork.com Read more About the Author John Jordan is the editor of the Warship annual and a lifelong student of French naval history on which he has written extensively. Read more

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The Great Passenger Ships of the World

Pdf Transportation The Great Passenger Ships of the World

Pdf:The Great Passenger Ships of the World.About the Author Frank Heine, born in 1965, is editor of the trade journal 'Ferries'. Frank Lose, born 1967, is editor in chief of 'Ferries'. The writing team is complemented by Raoul Fiebig - an experienced journalist and cruise expert. Together, the three authors are continuing the tradition that Arnold Kludas once began with his work on large passenger ships in the world. Read more

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RMS Titanic Manual 1909-12 (Olympic Class): An insight into the design, engineering, construction and history of the most famous passenger ship of all time (Owners' Workshop Manual)

Pdf Transportation RMS Titanic Manual 1909-12 (Olympic Class): An insight into the design, engineering, construction and history of the most famous passenger ship of all time (Owners' Workshop Manual)

Pdf:RMS Titanic Manual 1909-12 (Olympic Class): An insight into the design, engineering, construction and history of the most famous passenger ship of all time (Owners' Workshop Manual).Review HOBBY MERCHANDISER With an authoritative text supported by more than two hundred illustrations, RMS Titanic Owners' Workshop Manual helps readers discover how this Leviathan of the seas was built, launched, and fitted out, understand the complexities of her massive engine room and appreciate the lavish passenger accommodations. Readers will also learn about the captain's many responsibilities and discover how the chief engineer kept the mighty ship and its systems running. This one-of-a-kind book offers a rare and fascinating insight into the design, construction, and operation of the Titanic. Read more About the Author David Hutchings is a former shipwright and historian who has written widely on the great transatlantic ocean liners. He served his shipwright apprenticeship in the Royal Dockyard at Portsmouth. He followed a career as a draughtsman, weights engineer, and technical librarian in the Royal Dockyard, at the Admiralty Experimental Works, Haslar, with Vosper International and Marconi Underwater Systems, and finally with Vosper Thornycroft. He is the author of nine books on maritime history lives at Lee-on-the-Solent.Richard P. de Kerbrech BSc, Cert Ed, I Eng, served his marine engineering apprenticeship with Shaw, Savill & Albion shipping company. He was an inspector at the Admiralty Marine Engineering Establishment before becoming a lecturer in Mechanical and Production Engineering. He is the author of more than twelve books on maritime history. He lives on the Isle of Wight.  Read more

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Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth (Dover Maritime)

Pdf Transportation Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth (Dover Maritime)

Pdf:Picture History of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth (Dover Maritime).About the Author Maritime expert William H. Miller, Jr., has traveled aboard all manner of vessels, often in the capacity of guest lecturer or journalist. His books feature personal recollections from passengers who sailed on historic ships, and his unique selection of pictures offers fresh perspectives on even the most-well-known vessels. Read more

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Picture History of the SS United States (Dover Maritime)

Pdf Transportation Picture History of the SS United States (Dover Maritime)

Pdf:Picture History of the SS United States (Dover Maritime).More than 150 rare photographs reveal stages in the ship's construction and its christening, as well as intimate views of modern lounges with paneled walls and fireplaces, staterooms and dining rooms, a gymnasium and pool, theatres, a ballroom with cocktail bar, and play decks. Extensive captions provide data on tonnage, size, speed, and other characteristics.

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The Atlas of Shipwrecks & Treasure: The History, Location, and Treasures of Ships Lost at Sea

Pdf Transportation The Atlas of Shipwrecks & Treasure: The History, Location, and Treasures of Ships Lost at Sea

Pdf:The Atlas of Shipwrecks & Treasure: The History, Location, and Treasures of Ships Lost at Sea.From School Library Journal YA?An oversized treasure of a book, packed with illustrations, photographs, maps, and possibilities. Chronology runs from the Bronze Age through the Vikings, the Chinese, Levantine and Portuguese trades, the Armada, pirates and East India men, and the Titanic and Andrea Doria wrecks, ending with the 1944 sinking of the John Barry. Part Two is a gazetteer that surveys over 1,400 shipwrecks around the world. The information is detailed, showing the depths at which the sunken ships lie, routes taken, cargo carried, and detail on salvaging efforts. This is a book that immediately catches the eye, while perusal stimulates the imagination.?Frances Reiher, Kings Park Library, Fairfax, VACopyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Library Journal Pickford, whose father worked as a researcher for an English salvage company involved in nearly 100 operations, here chronicles shipwrecks from the Bronze Age to the Vikings, then moves on to Chinese junks, the Levantine trade, the Portuguese and Spanish plate fleets, pirates, gold rush paddle-steamers, and, finally, to the Titanic and other modern ships. To be included, wrecks must have been laden with treasure. Colorful maps detail the historical trade routes and pinpoint the wrecks. A gazetteer surveys over 1400 shipwrecks around the world, including many that have yet to be salvaged; each is briefly described in the 'Shipwreck Listings' section. A good history and a welcome reference for treasure seekers. Highly recommended for public libraries.John Kenny, San Francisco P.L.Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Battleships Yamato and Musashi (Anatomy of The Ship)

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Pdf:Battleships Yamato and Musashi (Anatomy of The Ship).About the Author Janusz Skulski is a draftsman and modeller with a passion for accuracy. The first editions of the books are highly rated by readers for the excellence of their drawings. Stefan Draminski has developed a technique for creating breathtakingly realistic 3D models of ships which can be taken apart to create almost infinite details of the ships. Read more

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Herreshoff: American Masterpieces

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Pdf:Herreshoff: American Masterpieces.About the Author Marine historian Maynard Bray has authored or co-authored many books on the subject of wooden boats, including the classic Book of Wooden Boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.Benjamin Mendlowitz is America's premier photographer of wooden boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine.Claas van der Linde compiled the Herreshoff Catalogue Raisonné; he lives in Switzerland and sails in Maine.Kurt Hasselbach is curator of the Hart Nautical Collections at MIT and lives in Melrose, Massachusetts.Benjamin Mendlowitz is America's premier photographer of wooden boats. He lives in Brooklin, Maine. Read more

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The Business of Design: Balancing Creativity and Profitability

Pdf Transportation 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

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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 Transportation 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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Designing Physical Access Control Systems: A design guide for consultants

Pdf Transportation Designing Physical Access Control Systems: A design guide for consultants

Pdf:Designing Physical Access Control Systems: A design guide for consultants.Mechanical and Electrical Consultants have limted time to write specifications for new buildings, they are expected to specify everything with an electrical current, or mechnical function and cannot possibly maintain an in-depth knowledge about every building system.In this book, I'm going to show you what an access control system is, what each part of a system does and how they work to give you enough knowledge to write a performance specification for an access control system.This book is based on my eight years working for a manufacturer of electronic access control systems, with the last four years working exclusively in supporting Consultants. I'm writing this book to share my knowledge and increase the quality and performance of security specifications.What you will learn:- The purpose and anatomy of an access control system- Which card or biometric technology you should use- System Architecture Design – On Premise, Cloud or Hybrid- How to develop and specify an authorisation model- Advanced concepts such as Multi-Tenant Scenarios and Anti-pass backThis book is based on tried and tested solutions and strategies combined with extensive experience in designing, specifying and implementing access control systems across the UK and Europe.This book will reduce your workload, save you time and effort, and improve the quality of security specifications where access control plays an important part.The content in this book is bang up to date and incorporates the very latest technology and techniques - buy now to ensure that you don't get left behind with technological advances and innovation in security.The book is easy to read and you can dip in and out of each chapter based on the subject, or you can read the whole thing from start to finish in order. It is packed with up to date information on what to take into account when specifying and designing access control systems, download today to save yourself time AND improve the quality of your work.

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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 Transportation 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

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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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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

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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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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

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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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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

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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 Transportation 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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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot (Vintage Departures)

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Pdf:Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot (Vintage Departures).Review A New York Times Notable Book A Best Book of the Year San Francisco Chronicle • The Economist • GQ • Kirkus Reviews“Superb. . . . An elegant, nonlinear reflection on how flying on a commercial airliner—even while painfully folded into a seat in coach—can lift the soul.” —The New York Times Book Review“A beautifully observed collection of details, scenes, emotions and facts from the world above the world.” —The Economist   “Remarkable. . . . [Skyfaring] lifts the thoughts and spirits.” —James Fallows, The Atlantic“Marvelously literate. . . . Vanhoenacker . . . can put one in mind of Henry James. . . . A big-hearted book.” —The New York Times   “Gorgeous and captivating. . . . Skyfaring artfully demystifies the fascinating technical aspects of commercial flight while delivering poetic insights straight from the cockpit.” —San Francisco Chronicle“Masterly, beautifully written.” —The Times Literary Supplement   “[Vanhoenacker is] an exceptionally lucid and philosophically minded writer.” —The Wall Street Journal   “Not since Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic Vol de Nuit . . . has there been such a fantastic book about flying. . . . Skyfaring takes the genre to a whole new level.” —Condé Nast Traveller   “Imagine Henry David Thoreau reflecting on the wonders of the lights of Oman as seen from the cockpit of a 747, and you begin to have something of the fresh magic of this exceptional debut.” —Pico Iyer, author of The Man Within My Head   “Riveting. . . . Vanhoenacker paints humanity seen from the aviator’s perch, woven together with a fascinating layman’s account of the mechanics of flight. . . . [He] invokes philosophers, music, history, and his own past and family to convey the sense of discovery and disorientation that he feels crisscrossing the globe.” —The Times (London)   “A love letter to flight. . . . Vanhoenacker slips easily between poetic meditation into the nature of travel and technical explanations of the mechanisms of the 747, and I found all of it fascinating. It is a delight to encounter someone so unabashedly enamored of the romance of his profession.” —Emily St. John Mandel, The Millions   “[A] revelatory work of observation, thought, and expression.” —James Fallows, author of China Airborne   “Flying, a century after Kitty Hawk, can seem both scary and banal, the realm of underwear bombers and miniature mouthwashes, but Vanhoenacker recovers its metaphysics.” —The New Yorker   “Vanhoenacker’s passionate and beautifully written book will remind even the most jaded traveller of the wonder of flight.” —The Sunday Times (UK)   “A masterpiece of time, distance, palm trees, frosty mornings, lofty ambition and self-effacing charm.” —Monocle   “A 747 pilot with a poetic streak. . . . The writing makes flying feel as amazing at it really is.” —Wired.com   “A description of what it’s like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being. . . . This couldn’t be more highly recommended.” —Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life   “Vanhoenacker makes [flying] wondrous again.” —London Evening Standard   “[Skyfaring] never loses sight of how beautiful it is to soar above the clouds. . . . [Vanhoenacker’s] writing is fluid and elegant.” —The New Statesman (UK)   “An author of real distinction with a genuinely poetic sensibility as well as a memorable turn of phrase.” —The Spectator   “Vanhoenacker makes [flying] wondrous again.” —London Evening Standard   “A skilful meditation on the glories of traversing the earth at the helm of mankind’s greatest technological achievement. . . . You’ll quickly find yourself in thrall to Vanhoenacker’s marvellous prose.” —GQ (UK)   “Through prose as passionate and erudite as it is informative, [Vanhoenacker] describes not merely the mechanical workings of flight, but will rekindle, in those who care to listen, a lost appreciation for the marvel of global air travel.” —Patrick Smith, author of Cockpit Confidential Read more About the Author Mark Vanhoenacker is a pilot and writer. A regular contributor to The New York Times and Slate, he has also written for Wired, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Independent. Born in Massachusetts, he trained as a historian and worked as a management consultant before starting his flight training in Britain in 2001. His airline career began in 2003. He now flies the Boeing 747 from London to major cities around the world. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras

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Pdf:Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras.Review 'Moonshots comes encased in a heavy-duty slipcover, the better to protect the book’s beauty from dings and fading. Both space fans and photography buffs will like this book.' - SkyandTelescope.com'Moonshots provides some of the most beautiful, high-quality imagery I’ve ever seen to accompany humanity’s amazing story of reaching the stars through ingenuity, perseverance, and curiosity. I highly recommend adding it to your collection.' - Astronomy.com'The book is awesome, a fabulous celebration of space-faring, highlighting NASA’s greatest achievements, and enriched by the sheer size and resolution of the film frames' - Mature Times'Beautifully produced book' - Photography News magazine'A rather lovely looking large-format book' - ePHOTOzine Read more About the Author Piers Bizony is an experienced multimedia professional that has written about science and the history of technology for a wide variety of publishers worldwide, and has undertaken major projects for the media departments at NASA and ESA. He has also gained substantial experience within the film and television industries. The author of Quarto’s Space Shuttle: Celebrating Thirty Years, One Giant Leap: Apollo 11 Remembered, and New Space Frontiers, Bizony spent the last three years working closely with the family of Stanley Kubrick, in conjunction with Warner Bros. and fine art publishers Taschen on a large-format book about the making of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read more

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Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics

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Pdf:Illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics.From the Back Cover This book gives you an inside look at how modern aircraft are designed-including all the steps in the design process, from concept to test flight, and the reasoning behind them. Read more About the Author Hubert C. 'Skip' Smith (University Park, PA) is Associate Professor Emeritus, Aerospace Engineering at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's The illustrated Guide to Aerodynamics, Second Edition. Read more

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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

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Pdf:Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot.A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight—a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity—to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we—both as pilots and as passengers—are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery. In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, Vanhoenacker vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries; above mountains, oceans, and deserts; through snow, wind, and rain, renewing a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form.

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The Complete Guide to Drones: Whatever your budget - Build + Choose + Fly + Photograph

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Pdf:The Complete Guide to Drones: Whatever your budget - Build + Choose + Fly + Photograph.Review 'If you are waking from a three-year nap, here is some news- drones are hot! We are about to become a drone society, whether we want to or not. If you are interested in buying or flying drones, 'The Complete Guide to Drones' is going to be one-stop shopping. At a bargain price of $19.95 for a book of this size and stature, 'The Complete Guide to Drones' is the perfect way for a drone newbie to learn about how, where, when and why to buy and fly your drone.' - Examiner.com Read more About the Author Adam Juniper has been flying drones and model helicopters for years, and enjoys nothing more than sharing those skills or the videos he captures. He is active in the community --- his YouTube videos have been seen by thousands of fellow pilots. He has authored several books including My Story: Easy Digital Tools and Photoshop Elements. He's also worked as a book publisher and professional video producer (with a book on the subject to his name), and has written for numerous digital creativity magazine. Read more

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Building the P-51 Mustang: The Story of Manufacturing North American's Legendary WWII Fighter in Original Photos

Pdf Transportation Building the P-51 Mustang: The Story of Manufacturing North American's Legendary WWII Fighter in Original Photos

Pdf:Building the P-51 Mustang: The Story of Manufacturing North American's Legendary WWII Fighter in Original Photos.Review 'Overall this is a great addition to any Mustang library.' -Internet Modeler, reviewed by Chris Banyai-Riepl, February 2012 (Internet Modeler 2012-02-08)'Re-released in softbound edition, this book gives a unique manufacturing perspective that makes it a must-buy for die-hard Mustang historians. And the plethora of photographs make it a useful reference for any modeler.' -Model Retailer, March 2012 (Model Retailer 2012-03-01) Read more About the Author Author and photographer Michael O'Leary is well known in the field of aviation journalism, having served for more than 20 years as editor of Air Classics and Warbirds International magazines. Read more

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Art of the Airport Tower

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Pdf:Art of the Airport Tower.Review '... a fascinating book...'  The New York Times'... (a) big, beautiful photographic survey of 85 historic and contemporary air traffic control towers from around the world and throughout history...'  Architectural Record'These Photos Will Change How You Look at Airport Towers.'  Atlas Obsura'Russo, who works for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, has recently completed a nine-year quest to capture 100 control towers in 23 countries, documenting their stark, sometimes surreal architecture in a series of powerful images.'  CNN'Russo’s striking photographs and informative captions reveal the architectural, cultural, and technological significance of each of the featured towers. This one-of-a-kind view of airport towers will change the way you think about flight.'  Digicult'Stark, closely cropped within their frames, and rendered in high contrast, Russo’s towers are often imposing and intimidatingly tall — yet elegant — and stand as grand industrial feats that command the landscape.'  Hyperallergic'Devotees of art photography and aviation history alike will savor this unusual and well-researched look at these important airport sentinels.'  Foreword'The photos are beautiful black and white prints that highlight the modern architecture and distinct design of each structure.'  Travel + Leisure Read more About the Author CAROLYN RUSSO has worked at the National Air and Space Museum since 1988 as a staff photographer and as a museum specialist in the Aeronautics Division with the National Air and Space Museum art collection. She is the author of several books, most recently In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight. Read more

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Drones For Dummies

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Pdf:Drones For Dummies.From the Back Cover Learn to: Pick the perfect drone to suit your needs Properly set up, fly, and maintain your drone Capture video and images using the latest technologies Follow the FAA rules and regulations for flying unmanned aircraft Get the best advice on how to pick the perfect drone, set it up, and successfully take flight! Ready to soar into the world of unmanned aircraft? This fun and accessible guide offers everything you need to get up, up, and away with UAVs. Inside, you'll find expert guidance on purchasing the right drone for your needs, ways to use a drone, how to mind your Ps and Qs with drone etiquette (yes, it's a real thing), and much more! Keep both feet on the ground — assemble and set up your drone, test the remote controls, optimize your camera settings, and avoid imminent dangers before you take flight Take to the sky — find tips on the best ways to launch your drone indoors or out, in populated areas, at night, or in sub-optimal weather conditions Spread your wings — get the lowdown on flight basics, from flying with handheld RF control to working with smart devices — and everything in between Such great heights — make the most of the aerial photos and videos your drone captured, whether you want to import footage and stills as is, or edit and stabilize them with software Open the book and find: Guidance on picking the best drone for you A plain English explanation of your drone's parts How to stay safe with your drone No fly zones and governance with the FAA A must-have pre-flight checklist Tips on choosing where and when to fly How to correct shaky footage The best ways to work with aerial images Ten things you shouldn't do with your drone Read more About the Author Mark LaFay is a tenured entrepreneur. He started two successful businesses in the music industry, and he is the co-founder of Lectio and Roust. Mark is also the author of Chromebook for Dummies. Read more

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Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde

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Pdf:Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde.Review “An interesting read for travel buffs and design aficionados alike' –Uncrate“Almost 200 pages of remarkable graphics and breathtaking storytelling, Supersonic is the perfect gift for those who are fond of anything that flies, but most especially to those that can only dream of flying on one of the world’s most iconic planes.” –Gearhungry'It’s a brilliant compilation of historical and technical information of the Concorde along with stunning photos of the plane and some of its intriguing marketing materials.' –Luxurylaunches“…delightful tome…If you find yourself trapped in coach mid-flight, middle row, with a baby howling a row back, Prestel’s new Supersonic might just provide a moment of escapism, if a vodka soda doesn’t cut it.” –Metropolis Read more About the Author LAWRENCE AZERRAD is a Los Angeles-based Grammy-nominated graphic designer and creative director and founder of LADdesign, which has created graphic design and comprehensive visual identity systems for clients such as Sting, Universal Music Group, Blue Note Records, The Silversun Pickups, Esperanza Spalding, WeTransfer, and Wilco. Azerrad was also creative director for the Voyager Golden Record 40th anniversary edition. Read more

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The Drone Pilot's Guide to Real Estate Imaging: Using Drones for Real Estate Photography and Video (Commercial Drone Applications)

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Pdf:The Drone Pilot's Guide to Real Estate Imaging: Using Drones for Real Estate Photography and Video (Commercial Drone Applications).Drones greatly enhance Real Estate photography and video. The Drone Pilot's Guide to Real Estate Imaging provides information, resources, tools, and techniques for drone (UAS, UAV, RPAS) pilots and offers tips to Real Estate Agencies looking to hire sUAS (drone) pilots. Photography/Video settings, risk mitigation, neighborhood notifications, flight techniques, editing photos/video, creating a policy/procedures manual, "staging" a home, and much more are found in this in-depth guide to how to best capture great images and video of real estate property, whether residential, commercial, industrial, or land. The book is broken down into areas for real estate agents hoping to become pilots, agencies seeking to hire outside pilots, or pilots wanting to break into the world of real estate video. Additionally, the book covers choosing the "right" drone for real estate use, accessories, tools, software, and other practical needs for any successful real estate program. With many basic, intermediate, and advanced flight techniques, any reader should find a path to proficient use of a drone in the real estate environment. Beginning with the FAA certification process and ending with best practices for output to Zillow and other real estate sites, this book covers all subjects relevant to drones and real estate.

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Fighting Cockpits: In the Pilot's Seat of Great Military Aircraft from World War I to Today

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Pdf:Fighting Cockpits: In the Pilot's Seat of Great Military Aircraft from World War I to Today.Review 'This is a very intelligent and extremely rewarding book.  It informs and it really looks fab.' - War History Online'...his amazing book, Fighting Cockpits, is packed with wonderful photos, amazing details, and insightful comments from pilots who've flown everything from the Sopwith Camel to the B-17 to the long-awaited F-35.' - WIRED.com'Fighting Cockpits... places the reader inside the cockpit of these incredible machines.' - Business Insider'What aviation fan, historian or participant does not wish to sit in cockpits of historical aircraft? To become part of its space? To be ensconced within its environment? Fighting Cockpits delivers this and much more.' - Travel for Aircraft (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)'Nijboer's new book offers a fascinating take on the development of such technology. With high-resolution color photos of more than 50 historic cockpits by photographer Dan Patterson , 'Fighting Cockpits' successfully gives even a casual reader a real feel for what facing the elements, adversaries and crude technology actually meant for World War I-era pilots. Perhaps 'Fighting Cockpits' is most impressive for reminding us that the continuing development of military aircraft technology may have paradoxically kept us out of a third world war.' - Forbes.com Read more About the Author Donald Nijboer is an aviation author, historian, a documentary writer/producer, as well as a college instructor and Smithsonian speaker. His articles have appeared in Flight Journal, Aviation History, and Aeroplane Monthly. Donald lives in Toronto, Canada.Dan Patterson is an accomplished photographer who has excelled in the fields of portraiture, architecture, and aviation. His work has been featured in 23 books, and in 2003 he received the first annual Harry B. Combs Award from the National Aviation Hall of Fame for Excellence in the Preservation of Aviation History. The National Portrait Gallery in London selected five of his portraits of British aviators to be included in their permanent collection. In addition, he has served as an aviation lecturer for the Smithsonian Journeys program. Dan lives in Dayton, Ohio. Read more

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NASA: The Complete Illustrated History

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Pdf:NASA: The Complete Illustrated History.Review 'Michael Gorn's illustrated history is sure to elicit emotion.  [I]t is filled with the triumphs and tragedies that define [NASA's] conquest of the heavens.'David Tytell --Sky and Telescope'Space fans will adore NASA: The Complete Illustrated History, a superbly produced record by Michael Gorn.'Clive Cookson --The Financial Times of London'[F]or anyone wanting to get a full picture of the dreams and realities of NASA over nearly 50 years a thorough reading will compel.'Becky Parker --London Times Educational Supplement'As a single-volume history of US space exploration, this volume is unmatched.  [I]t provides compulsive reading to anyone even vaguely interested in the subject.'Denis J. Calvert --Aircraft Illustrated (U.K.)'If you read just one book on the history of NASA make it this one.  You will not be disappointed.'Dr. David BakerEditor, Jane's Space Directory --NASA: The Complete Illustrated History (jacket cover, paperback edition) Read more From the Author The two versions of NASA: The Complete Illustrated History--the original hardbound (2005) and the updated paperback (2008)--represent publishing experiences unlike any others I have encountered.  The previous six books I had written were standard history books of 200 to 500 pages, each one having one of two clustered picture 'galleries' of about 25 images each.  But the pictures in these sections do not really illustrate these books, as much as they identify persons and places mentioned in the narrative.One historian friend who had already written several illustrated volumes (and liked doing them) warned me that they would be different.  He was right.  The contract that I signed with Merrell Publishers provided for a picture editor to help narrow down the vast choices, and she was excellent.  But in the end I had to guide her towards the subjects I wanted to cover, and after she presented me with about 1,500 images, I had to reduce the count down to the 500, as set forth in the publishing contract.  Meanwhile, I was contractually obligated for 80,000 words of text--the main narrative plus captions.  This may sound like a lot, but it would make only a small book with the pictures substracted.  At any rate, the process of choosing subjects that lent themselves to photographic representation, and then writing about them, resulted in a left brain-right brain partnership unique in my experience.  I honestly felt more like a movie director than an historian.  I caught on to this (for me) new way of communicating the past about a third of the way through the hardbound version.  Once I got the hang of it, I really enjoyed it.One other curious aspect of the two NASA books occurred to me.  That involved the physical separation among the author, the publisher, and the printer.  They were separated not just by miles, or even continents, but by oceans.  The author is located in the Western U.S., the publisher in London, U.K., and the printers in the Far East.  Had I been working on a standard history book, this not so novel insight would have crossed my mind, and then left it.  But given the logistical feats necessary to produce an illustrated book, I found it hard to see how it could turn out right.  How could words, pictures, captions, and the overall design be integrated successfully, with the main parties scattered around the world, unable to meet live?  To my surprise, the final, published books proved that it can work, so long as the electronic and telephonic lines of communication are open, the PDF files flow, and the occasional page proofs in hard copy get overnighted. I hope you will enjoy turning the pages of NASA: The Complete Illustrated, whether hardbound or paperback.  They constitute the most pleasurable publishing experiences I have had to date (with one exception: a third illustrated history I published with Merrell entitled Superstructures in Space: From Satellites to Space Stations, a Guide to What's Out There (2008)).  In some ways, I take greater pride in these books than in any of my others.Michael Gorn Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Wright Brothers Photographs: Wilbur and Orville Wright's Original and Extraordinary Images Documenting the Birth of Flight

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Pdf:The Wright Brothers Photographs: Wilbur and Orville Wright's Original and Extraordinary Images Documenting the Birth of Flight.In December 1903, among the windswept sand dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, two brothers from Dayton, Ohio started up the custom-built motor set atop a wing made from wood and cloth. That afternoon, Wilbur and Orville Wright became the first humans to successfully complete a flight in a powered, heavier-than-air craft. The age of aviation had begun. For history’s sake, starting in 1900, the brothers also hauled another new technology of the era into the remote Outer Banks, a portable photographic camera. Over the course of the following years and decades, the Wright brothers captured the remarkable evolution of aviation as it moved from an impossible dream to a full-blown industry. The Wrights’ photographs, preserved by the Library of Congress, and presented here in this collection, provide an intimate look into the Wright family’s life as well as an astounding chronicling of the brothers’ process of inventing, testing and flying their pioneering flyers.

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Aircraft Design of WWII: A Sketchbook

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Pdf:Aircraft Design of WWII: A Sketchbook.From the Back Cover This treasure trove of cutaway views of 1940s aircraft features art from the top magazines of the era: Aeroplane, Flight, Aviation, L'Aeronautique, and others. The majority of the illustrations are American models, described with extensive notes and explanations. Select British and German planes are featured as well. The two-part treatment begins with a look at individual components: wings, empennage, controls, fuselage, landing gear, interior elements, and armament. The second part focuses on complete aircraft, depicting military and commercial single-, twin-, and multi-engine planes.Formed in 1912, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation was a leading WWII aircraft manufacturer and was responsible for the only plane in production throughout the entire war, the P-38 Lightning. Lockheed's Chief Engineer, Hall L. Hibbard, states the book's intention in the Preface: 'to give the designer a collection of ideas, in sketch form, that will stimulate his own creative and inventive mind.' Model builders, vintage aircraft enthusiasts, and any creative person with an interest in the field will find this volume a valuable resource. www.doverpublications.com Read more About the Author Formed in 1912, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation was a leading WWII aircraft manufacturer and responsible for the only plane produced throughout the entire war, the P-38 Lightning. Chief Engineer Hall L. Hibbard states the book's intention in the Preface, 'to give the designer a collection of ideas, in sketch form, that will stimulate his own creative and inventive mind.' Read more

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Luxury Airline Design (Luxury Books)

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Pdf:Luxury Airline Design (Luxury Books).About the Author Peter Delius is a producer of books on historical culture and proprietor of a publishing house in Berlin. Jacek Slaski is a producer of photography books, photo editor and gallery owner in Berlin. Read more

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Bombing Europe: The Illustrated Exploits of the Fifteenth Air Force

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Pdf:Bombing Europe: The Illustrated Exploits of the Fifteenth Air Force.Review 'Mahoney is more than familiar with the history of the Fifteenth and is accomplished as an author so Bombing Europe is no archetypal history book. Instead, it is a concise history laden with trials and tribulations of the aircrews and generously stocked with images. The text relates the thinking and the context of the events while the photos bring these events jumping off the book's pages. Bombing Europe is long overdue... this book tells their story and what a story it is.' - Seattle Post Intelligencer, Travel for Aircraft blog'This is the book the Fighting Fifteenth has long deserved, bringing forward in stirring prose and vivid images the immense contribution it made to victory in Europe.' - Donald L. Miller, Author of Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany'Mahoney is more than familiar with the history of the Fifteenth and is accomplished as an author so Bombing Europe is no archetypal history book. Instead, it is a concise history laden with trials and tribulations of the aircrews and generously stocked with images. The text relates the thinking and the context of the events while the photos bring these events jumping off the book's pages. Bombing Europe is long overdue... this book tells their story and what a story it is.' - Seattle Post Intelligencer, Travel for Aircraft blog'Zenith Press has delivered yet another stunning book with Bombing Europe. For me, this book was quite moving. These are stories that you can't make up. Incredible tales and they (soldiers) are tough as nails to have made it through.' - Cascade Warbirds'This is the book the Fighting Fifteenth has long deserved, bringing forward in stirring prose and vivid images the immense contribution it made to victory in Europe.' - Donald L. Miller, Author of Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany'Get the complete story of one of the most ambitious aerial campaigns in history – the bombing of Europe under the Axis powers – illustrated with over 200 compelling photos.' - WarHistoryOnline.com Read more About the Author Kevin A. Mahoney has researched and written books and articles about twentieth-century military history for more than twenty years, including Fifteenth Air Force against the Axis and Formidable Enemies (Presidio Press, 2001), a book about the Korean War. He edited and contributed to In Pursuit of Justice and 1945: The Year of Liberation, published by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and wrote the script for the museum's interactive exhibition 'Witness to History.' His work has also appeared in Military Heritage magazine and Military Illustrated. Read more

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Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World

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Pdf:Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World.Review 'Breezy and fact-filled history...Mr. Verhovek spins a fine yarn that includes big money, war, sex and power.' — The Wall Street Journal'Jet Age is a page-turning detective story with characters as finely drawn as those in a work of fiction, and infused with an infectious sense of wonder that drove ordinary men and women to reach for extraordinary heights.' — The New York Times Read more About the Author Sam Howe Verhovek has been a reporter for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times for more than twenty-five years. His assignments have taken him around the globe, to riots in India, the war in Iraq, and the longest school bus ride in America. He lives in Seattle. Read more

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Social Skills: Improve Your Social Skills- Build Self-Confidence, Manage Shyness & Make Friends (Social Skills, Social Anxiety Series- Part 1)

Pdf Transportation Social Skills: Improve Your Social Skills- Build Self-Confidence, Manage Shyness & Make Friends (Social Skills, Social Anxiety Series- Part 1)

Pdf:Social Skills: Improve Your Social Skills- Build Self-Confidence, Manage Shyness & Make Friends (Social Skills, Social Anxiety Series- Part 1).Social SkillsImprove Your Social Skills- Build Self-Confidence, Manage Shyness & Make FriendsFREE BONUS INCLUDED– LIMITED-TIME OFFER- Get Free Instant Access to “4 Social Skills That Help You Achieve Success In All Aspects Of Your Life! ” - Link InsideIf you have ever struggled to make the right impression in any kind of social setting, you need to read this book.What truly sets this book apart from similar social skills guides is its focus on a step by step approach that starts with the right mindset. Too many people fail to unlock their full social potential because they start the project with the wrong ideas and attitudes. This book enables you to get over whatever problems you may have in public speaking, public appearances, reaching out to strangers, and making friends. Instead of pumping you up with weak and shallow hacks that don’t really add up to much of anything, you get a FOUNDATION-based approach to social skills. The bottom line? Learn how to LOVE and ACCEPT yourself to get the firm, unshakable foundation you need to do well in any kind of social situation. This book gives you the proper intellectual and emotional grounding you need to fully unleash your social potential. It doesn’t matter how socially inept you think you are. It doesn’t matter how much of a ‘fish out of water’ you feel you are, this book can help you achieve great breakthroughs. Read it today and follow each section in sequence. Start rebuilding your social skills on a solid foundation today!Take action NOW and GET this book TODAY on a limited time Discount only!! Tags: social anxiety shyness books for kids workbook cbt skills training women beyond improve your in teen act children disorder and teens curriculum book girls overcoming adults comics overcome guidebook

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Come Fly With Us!: A Global History of the Airline Hostess

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Pdf:Come Fly With Us!: A Global History of the Airline Hostess.When the first commercial flights took off in the 1930s, stewardesses were registered nurses whose duties included swatting flies and helping passengers read railroad timetables in the event of forced landings. In the 1950s, stewardesses were viewed as wives-in-training, as adept at preparing a baby's bottle as mixing a martini. By the swinging ’60s and ’70s, female flight attendants were considered successful marketing tools, sporting microminis, hot pants, and buttons that read "Pure, Sober, and Available" to lure male business passengers on board. Come Fly with Us! explores the unique history of this industry pioneered by women, tracing changes in the flight attendant's role — from flying nurse to airborne sex kitten to today's custodian of safety and service. Stunning visuals from airline archives and early flight maps, promotional brochures, and print advertisements re-create a sense of the early days and underscore the dramatic changes that have occurred in this dynamic industry.

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Rabaul 1943-44: Reducing Japan's great island fortress (Air Campaign)

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Pdf:Rabaul 1943-44: Reducing Japan's great island fortress (Air Campaign).Review 'Many interesting photographs, beautiful two pages combat paintings, maps all to please both the historian and the modeler. This promises to be a great series for those interested in not only the events covered but the rationale behind how they were conducted. I recommend this book to all!' - IPMS / USA'...an excellent read, filled with original artwork, maps, illus­trations (by Mark Postlethwaite), and historical photographs. For readers interested in the aircraft and strategies used in the South Pacific theater of World War II, this 96-page paperback lays out the events and engagements between the U.S. Navy air combat units and the Japanese air forces.' - Flight Journal'A handy little history. And an informative, entertaining effort.... Recommended!' - Cybermodeler Online Read more About the Author Mark Lardas has been fascinated by things related to the sea and sky his entire life. From building models of ships and aircraft as a teen, his maritime interest led him to study Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, but his interest in aviation led him to take a job on the then-new Space Shuttle program. Over the next 30 years he worked as a navigation engineer on the Shuttle program. Currently he works developing commercial aircraft systems as a quality assurance manager. He has written extensively about aircraft and warships and is the author of 25 books, all related to military, naval, or maritime history. He lives in Texas.Mark Postlethwaite was born in Leicestershire in 1964 and has developed a lifelong passion for aviation history. He first worked as a photographer before turning his attention solely to artwork, and is now highly regarded in his field for the quality and accuracy of his work. He became the youngest elected member of the Guild of Aviation Artists in 1991. Mark is a valued Osprey artist and has contributed to more than 100 of its books. He lives in the UK. Read more

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Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats: Victors, Vanquished and Visions

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Pdf:Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats: Victors, Vanquished and Visions.Established by French financier and aviation enthusiast, Jacques Schneider, in 1912, the Coupe d'Aviation Maritime Jacques Schneider (commonly called the Schneider Trophy) was the catalyst behind the rapid progression of the maritime aviation industry. The annual race along a triangular course of 280 km (later 350 km) attracted crowds of up to 200,000 and quickly became the subject of commercial rivalries and national pride. It instigated a thirst for pioneering design in aviation that eventually led to the development of such aircraft as the British Supermarine Spitfire, the American P-51 Mustang, and the Italian Macchi C.202 Folgore. Over the course of 30 years, Ralph Pegram has extensively researched each of the 100+ aircraft that participated in the contest for the Schneider Trophy from its inception in 1912 to the last race in 1934. The construction, testing and performance of each aircraft and engine is described in detail, with the help of over 120 1:72-scale 3-view drawings from the author's personal collection, most of which are previously unpublished. In addition to this, Pegram describes the individual stories of the pilots, many of whom died in their bid for glory, the fascinating political dynamics underlying each contest, and the rivalries and partnerships that led to the development of some of the most famous models of aircraft ever produced. Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats is the most comprehensive work to have been published on the subject since the early 1980s; the result of decades of research, and supported by unique diagrams, numerous maps, tables, posters and over 100 photographs, it is essential reading for any aviation enthusiast.

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Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aerial Photographs of World War II: The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War II

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Pdf:Storm of Eagles: The Greatest Aerial Photographs of World War II: The Greatest Aviation Photographs of World War II.Review 'A time machine is what John Dibbs and Kent Ramsey hoped to build when they began collecting and restoring some of the greatest images--many never before published--of World War II. Storm of Eagles...will indeed make you feel like you're standing with a U.S. Army Air Forces crew next to ace Francis 'Gabby' Gabreski's P-47 Thunderbolt.' - Air & Space Smithsonian'...a magnificent visual record and a lasting tribute to those who clashed in contested skies.' - Aviation History Read more About the Author John Dibbs is unquestionably the world's premier aerial photographer. John has published 17 books including the acclaimed series of Flying Legends publications. His award winning work has graced hundreds of magazine covers over the last 25 years. Raised in London, his interest in aviation was passed on by his father who grew up during the Battle of Britain near Northolt aerodrome. John now lives in Seattle, and is serving on the Board of the National Museum of World War II Aviation in Colorado Springs. His work can be viewed at ww.planepicture.com.Kent Austin Ramsey has had a lifelong passion for World War II aviation history, and his inspiration is driven by his uncle's P-38/F-5 flight history in both the Pacific and European theatres of conflict. His uncle, Captain John G. Austin, was a photo reconnaissance pilot, and he was KIA one month before VE day. Kent has devoted the last 17 years to collecting and restoring World War II aircraft images for future generations. Kent is a native of Iowa, but he has spent the last 35 years living in the greater Seattle area.Lieutenant Colonel Robert 'Cricket' Renner (USAF, Retired), a 1988 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, flew over 3,200 hours in the F-15C Eagle during his 22-year career, including combat missions over Serbia and Iraq. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor during NATO's Operation Allied Force in 1999. He has written numerous aviation articles, as well as the book Viper Force: 56th Fighter Wing--To Fly and Fight the F-16. He now flies 737s for Alaska Airlines, and warbirds with the Commemorative Air Force Alaska Wing. He lives in Alaska with his family. Lieutenant Colonel Renner wrote the text that accompanies the images in the book. Read more

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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

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Pdf:Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot.Review **A New York Times Notable Book of 2015****An Economist Bestseller and Best Book of 2015****A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2015****The Sunday Times (UK) Book of the Week****BBC Radio Book of the Week****A Guardian Favorite Book of the Year****A GQ Best Book of 2015****A Bloomberg Best Book of 2015****A San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book**Dwight Garner, The New York Times“Vanhoenacker…can put one in the mind of Henry James….His is a big-hearted book….Vanhoenacker is a talented writer, and we greet him at the start of what I hope is a career of writing about life in the heavens….marvelously literate…If his book had been around in the mid-80s, I suspect I wouldn’t have been afraid to fly in the first place.”Tom Zoellner, The New York Times Book Review  “Superb….Vanhoenacker writes in a richly ethereal style, with the confidence of a professional who knows his subject well…it’s an elegant, nonlinear reflection on how flying on a commercial airliner—even while painfully folded into a seat in coach—can lift the soul and inspire an awareness of the wonderfully improbable, of the state of ‘in-betweenness’ in which air travelers routinely hover.” Rinker Buck, The Wall Street Journal“[Vanhoenacker is] an exceptionally lucid and philosophically minded writer. He has spent the past several years taking notes about his life in the air and meditating on both the ethereal beauties and contradictions of flight…He reminds me of a brainy college physics major who actually wants to be a poet.”The Economist'Mr Vanhoenacker, fortunately for his readers, has lost none of his sense of wonder at the miracle of flight itself...a beautifully observed collection of details, scenes, emotions and facts from the world above the world.'Emily St. John Mandel, The Millions“Skyfaring is a love letter to flight, to a profession, and reading it was a balm. Vanhoenacker slips easily between poetic meditation into the nature of travel and technical explanations of the mechanisms of the 747, and I found all of it fascinating....The book’s meditative pacing isn’t dissimilar to the rhythms of flight itself, to the way landscapes gradually unspool far below. There’s tremendous pleasure in coming across the explanations for aspects of flight I’d never quite understood....It was easier, after reading it, to forget my exhaustion and the small annoyances of the world and lose myself again in the beauty of the flight.”Geoff Dyer, The Guardian'There is always something uplifting about people in love with their work, and on becoming an airline pilot Vanhoenacker (now a senior first officer with British Airways) seems to have attained a state of enviable grace....Beautifully, because simply, put. As the principles of aerodynamics act 'as a kind of natural sculptor' to create the elegance of aircraft design, so Vanhoenacker’s prose has a functional eloquence that carries the reader along for the ride.'The Times Literary Supplement'A Senior First Officer flying 747s for British Airways, he explains that many pilots regard aeroplanes as 'the first thing they loved about the world'. His abiding attachment is likely to make this masterly, beautifully written book one of aviation’s ­classic texts – Saint-Éxupéry seventy years on, and with more to say.'Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 'What We're Reading This Summer''[Vanhoenacker] seems to have the mind of a scientist and the heart of a poet.'John Wilwol, San Francisco Chronicle  “Skyfaring artfully demystifies the fascinating technical aspects of commercial flight while delivering poetic insights straight from the cockpit.”Bill Prince, GQ“Both a manual for infrequent flyers (wherein the physics and metaphysics of time and space are for once essayed in a perfectly straightforward manner) and a skilful meditation on the glories of traversing the earth at the helm of mankind's greatest technological achievement that - yes - flies from the page.”Pico Iyer, author of The Man Within My Head“Poets are pilots of a kind, teaching us to navigate the world anew; Mark Vanhoenacker is a pilot with the spirit, the wide-open eyes, the rare feel for beauty and discovery of an accomplished poet. Imagine Henry David Thoreau reflecting on the wonders of the lights of Oman as seen from the cockpit of a 747, and you begin to have something of the fresh magic of this exceptional debut. This is a work for anyone who longs to learn how to see again, and to live.”Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life“One of the most constantly fascinating, but consistently under-appreciated aspects of modern life is the business of flying. Mark Vanhoenacker has written the ideal book on the subject: a description of what it’s like to fly by a commercial pilot who is also a master prose stylist and a deeply sensitive human being, familiar with great art and literature and always willing to tease out the psychologically resonant implications of his job. This is a man who is at once a technical expert (he flies 747s and Airbuses across continents) and a poet of the skies. This couldn’t be more highly recommended.”James Fallows, author of China Airborne“Skyfaring is a beautiful, revelatory work of observation, thought, and expression. The experience of traveling through the air, which would have seemed miraculous in any previous moment of human existence, has been drained of its wonder through the drear of the modern airline experience. From his seat in the front of the airplane, Mark Vanhoenacker captures and conveys the magic of seeing the world from above.”Patrick Smith, author of Cockpit Confidential'Mark Vanhoenacker is the thinking man's pilot, and his is a rare and refreshing perspective in an age when commercial flying is taken almost entirely for granted. Through prose as passionate and erudite as it is informative, he describes not merely the mechanical workings of flight, but will rekindle, in those who care to listen, a lost appreciation for the marvel of global air travel.'  The Times (London)“A 330-page ode to the wonder of flight in the tradition of the great pioneer pilot-author Antoine de Saint Exupéry and Charles Lindbergh....Like the best pilot writers, Vanhoenacker paints humanity seen from the aviator’s perch, woven together with a fascinating layman’s account of the mechanics of flight, the feat in which a 380-tonne jet can ‘lift people and cargo away from the ground and across the sky’....Vanhoenacker invokes philosophers, music, history, and his own past and family to convey the sense of discovery and disorientation that he feels crisscrossing the globe between Tokyo, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, London and the Arabian Gulf....a riveting practitioner’s account of a human achievement that has been rendered humdrum by its own success.”The Scotsman'Wonderfully evocative and clear-eyed...fascinating.' Giles Foden, Conde Nast Traveller (UK)“Not since Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic Vol de Nuit...has there been such a fantastic book about flying as Mark Vanhoenacker’s Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot....What marks this book out is its author’s ability to bring a genuine poetic sensibility to the experience of flying and the feelings of strangeness and beauty that it engenders....Skyfaring takes the genre to a whole new level. I found myself turning over the corners of almost every page with excitement and admiration.”  The Bookseller (UK)“This airborne odyssey in [Vanhoenacker’s] company is enthralling, from the physics of lift and the vicissitudes of flight paths, to St Elmo’s Fire, the Aurora Borealis, pristine sunsets, and the fellow pilots he passes like ships in the night sky. Read it, and you’ll find yourself requesting a window seat every time you fly.”Erica Wagner, The New Statesman (UK)'Mark Vanhoenacker's Skyfaring reminds us of the magic of aviation...fluid and elegant...full of information that is wonderful in its simplicity...Flying planes isn’t just his job: it remains his passion.'Libby Purves, BBC Radio 4 (UK)'A longhaul airline pilot whose vision is unexpectedly poetic and romantic...what stood out for me was that sense of wonder up there...a rather lovely book.'Pilot Magazine (UK)'A great read for absolutely everyone with an interest in flying...a beautiful odyssey of observation...if you believe that airline flying has become a monotonous, humdrum experience, the victim of its own success perhaps, then reading this book will take you to a fresh and thoughtful appreciation of the magic and excitement of flight.' Ian Critchley, The Sunday Times (UK)'Engaging, even poetic...Vanhoenacker’s passionate and beautifully written book will remind even the most jaded traveller of the wonder of flight.'Monocle'What a great idea this is...a masterpiece of time, distance, palm trees, frosty mornings, lofty ambition and self-effacing charm.' Dan Glaun, MassLive.com “A lyrical meditation on his work as a pilot for British Airways, and takes readers through the routines and wonders of life in the cockpit.”Karen Brown, New England Public Radio“Skyfaring… is essentially a love letter to the skies.”Booklist  “Vanhoenacker…invites readers to join him in the cockpit of a 747 so that we might experience the oft-forgotten magic of flight. In elegant and balanced prose, he meditates on every aspect of aviation. The lift Vanhoenacker creates with his language is due to the carefully constructed machinery of each chapter – the way in which he balances personal narrative, research, and reverential reflection… It is an artful and elevated look at the soul in flight.”Kirkus *starred review*'This pilot is an accomplished stylistic acrobat who flies—and writes—with the greatest of ease. The anatomy of an airliner and peripatetic aerial travel, as well as sophisticated worldview, combine for first-class reading—sure to enhance your next flight.'Publishers Weekly“In this intimate, often illuminating piece, Slate columnist Vanhoenacker takes readers on a personal tour of his world as an airline pilot....Vanhoenacker conveys that sense of freedom, wanderlust, and traversing a large world made small by travel, while at the same time demystifying the inside of the cockpit and humanizing the all-powerful pilots within....Packed with eloquent insight into a high-flying world.” Read more About the Author MARK VANHOENACKER is a pilot and writer. A regular contributor to The New York Times and a columnist for Slate, he has also written for Wired, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Independent. Born in Massachusetts, he trained as a historian and worked as a management consultant before starting his flight training in Britain in 2001. His airline career began in 2003. He now flies the Boeing 747 from London to major cities around the world. Read more

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Higher: 100 Years of Boeing

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Pdf:Higher: 100 Years of Boeing.Review 'HIGHER ably commemorates Boeing's enduring achievement, gliding nimbly through its triumphs of design, engineering and manufacture and, not least, its memorable contributions to wars won.'-The Wall Street Journal'a lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched overview of the aerospace giant's first century.'-Aviation Week Read more About the Author Russ Banham is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist and the author of 23 books. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Read more

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DC-3: A Legend in Her Time: A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute

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Pdf:DC-3: A Legend in Her Time: A 75th Anniversary Photographic Tribute.Review 'I was extremely impressed with your book, and greatly enjoyed reading the stories of so many aspects of the North, and the people involved . . . We are all indebted to you for the information and wonderful pictures you gathered.'  —Max Ward, 1974 inductee to the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame, and founder of Wardair, on Wings Above the Arctic Read more About the Author Bruce McAllister is a writer, photographer, publisher, and pilot with more than 5,100 hours of flight time. His previous works include Vagabonds of the Sky, Wings Above the Arctic, Wings Across America, Wings Over Denali, Wings Over The Alaska Highway, and Wings Over The Yukon. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. Read more

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Before Topgun Days: The Making of a Jet Fighter Instructor

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Pdf:Before Topgun Days: The Making of a Jet Fighter Instructor.Review 'Many may dream of one day wearing Navy Wings of Gold, but few truly appreciate what is required to earn those wings and move from the street to the Fleet. In this book, “Bio” shows how he climbed from college student to experienced naval flight officer. Aircraft have changed, but that process continues on. Here’s a great read for any aviation enthusiast, and especially for anyone considering a career in Naval Aviation.' .—Vice Admiral 'Streak' Chanik, USN (Ret.), former F-14 pilot and Topgun instructor'I couldn't put Dave Baranek's book down—he put me right in the cockpit of his aircraft and made me feel like I was a Navy RIO running intercepts on bad guys. Dave wanted to be a pilot; so did I, but our eyesight wasn’t quite good enough, so we both chose to become backseaters. It doesn't matter where you sit in a fighter or bomber or reconnaissance plane—it's all about flying; military flying; taking planes to the edge of the envelope. It's about tough training and besting the bad guys if and when you meet up with them. In Before Topgun Days Dave takes you from the day he reports to NAS Pensacola as an utter novice until he straps on an F-14 Tomcat and flies with a carrier at sea. What I liked best about the book is being part of his demanding training—day by day, event by event. I love the book. This is an aviator's book—for anyone who loves to reach for the sky.' —Wolfgang W Samuel, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), author of German Boy and In Defense of Freedom'Baranek describes a relatively little-known area of Navy flight training, that of the F-14 radar intercept officer or RIO, the guy-in-the-back, as skilled as his pilot up front but not as familiar to the average reader of modern aviation literature. Only someone who has actually experienced the demanding instruction required to earn this unique position in a flight crew, followed by the months of deployments in the Fleet in a combat-ready F-14 squadron could hope to tell this story in such deeply personal detail. Even after a life-long association with aviation, I found myself filling in many of the blanks as I read this lively adventure story. Great job, Bio!'- Commander Peter Mersky, USNR (Ret.), author of WHITEY, F-8 vs. MiG-17, and U.S. MARINE CORPS AVIATION SINCE 1912 Read more About the Author Dave “Bio” Baranek enjoyed a successful and satisfying twenty-year career in the United States Navy, starting with assignments to F-14 Tomcat squadrons and the elite Topgun training program, and followed later by assignments to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US 7th Fleet. Baranek retired from the Navy in 1999 and now works as a defense contractor in the Washington, DC area. He lives in Burke, Virginia. Read more

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Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Smithsonian Series)

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Pdf:Discovery: Champion of the Space Shuttle Fleet (Smithsonian Series).About the Author Valerie Neal is curator for human spaceflight in the Space Shuttle and International Space Station era at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. Before joining the Smithsonian, she worked with NASA on early shuttle missions. She now curates exhibitions at the NASM and oversees more than 1,500 artifacts, principal among them the orbiter Discovery, which is housed in the NASM's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in northern Virginia. She lives in Washington, D.C. Read more

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Dornier Do 335 (X-Planes)

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Pdf:Dornier Do 335 (X-Planes).Review 'The allure of the Do 335 is still strong. Dornier Do 335 is another remarkable title from Osprey. It features text full of technical and operational detail. First-person and other accounts enrich the text. An amazing gallery of photos, graphics, and artwork support the text.' - KitMaker Network Read more About the Author Robert Forsyth is an author, editor, and publisher, specializing in military aviation and military history. Born in Berkshire, England, he is the author of several books on the aircraft and units of the Luftwaffe, an interest he has held since boyhood. His articles have appeared in The Aviation Historian, Aeroplane Monthly, Aviation News, and FlyPast and he is a member of the Editorial Board of The Aviation Historian. He lives in East Sussex, UK. Read more

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Aircraft: The Jet as Art

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Pdf:Aircraft: The Jet as Art.About the Author Jeffrey Milstein is a photographer, architect, graphic designer, and private pilot. AirCraft showcases all of these passions at once. He lives in Woodstock, New York. Read more

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The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide: true, witty, insightful stories illustrating the fundamentals of instructing

Pdf Transportation The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide: true, witty, insightful stories illustrating the fundamentals of instructing

Pdf:The Flight Instructor's Survival Guide: true, witty, insightful stories illustrating the fundamentals of instructing.After passing the FAA’s Fundamentals of Instructing (FOI) knowledge test required of all instructors, the true challenge begins―applying that knowledge in the real world of teaching flight. Follow along as Arlynn McMahon lifts the FOI principles from the classroom and brings them into the cockpit. Her forty-four stories demonstrate the FOI principles in flight and offer practical strategies for dealing with both common and unexpected situations―all with wisdom, grace, and humor. McMahon’s companion to the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook (FAA-H-8083-9) uses memorable parables and provides sage advice to illustrate FOI principles at work with real clients in real-life situations. Psychology, human factors, professionalism, effective communication, customer service, and ethics are evident in her teaching style with the people she’s interacted with over decades in the business of flight training. McMahon’s experiences illustrate what works―and why―for instructors and their students. Through artful storytelling, McMahon shows how a successful instructor is sometimes a psychologist, other times a detective, and always a gatekeeper enforcing rules and cultivating the behaviors required to be a responsible aviation citizen. Delightful, full of wisdom―and written with humor, kindness, and dignity for her students―this is an invaluable guide for all flight and ground instructors who will benefit from using McMahon’s insights with their own clients.

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The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World's Most Mysterious Air Disasters

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Pdf:The Crash Detectives: Investigating the World's Most Mysterious Air Disasters.Review “Fascinating . . . For all the horror stories in The Crash Detectives, the reasonable reader will leave the book more sanguine about modern commercial airline travel than before.”—Edward Kosner, The Wall Street Journal“[The Crash Detectives] will bolster your knowledge of the mysteries of air travel. . . . Aviation journalist Christine Negroni uncovers behind-the-scenes stories of the industry’s most famous heroic saves, catastrophes and mysteries.”—The Wall Street Journal (Books Every Geek Should Read This Fall)“Christine Negroni is a talented aviation journalist who clearly understands the critically important part the human factor plays in aviation safety. She ‘gets it.’”—Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, pilot of US Airways 1549 the “Miracle on the Hudson,” New York Times bestselling author of Making a Difference and Highest Duty (now adapted as the major motion picture Sully starring Tom Hanks)“Negroni is no wanna-be aviation disaster geek. Her resume qualifies her to understand aviation accidents and speak and write with knowledge about them. . . . This is a must-read for those caught up in the whys and hows of aviation accidents.”—Scott Hamilton, Leeham News and Comment“Christine Negroni’s book is a refreshing take on airplane accidents. . . . [Negroni] brings the dual perspectives of an inquisitive journalist and experienced air safety investigator.”—Aviation History Magazine“An incredible book. Really fascinating.”—Larry Rifkin, “Mornings with Larry Rifkin” (Hartford, Connecticut)  “I devoured this book. It was extremely interesting.”—Ron Seggi, USA Radio Network“In The Crash Detectives. . . . journalist and crash investigator Christine Negroni looks at numerous air crashes—from Earhart’s in 1937 to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370—and explores the different theories about what might have happened and why it can be so difficult to get to the truth.”—Chicago Tribune“Recommended. . . . The aviation journalist has her own theories about what really happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 . . . which led her to explore plane crashes and ‘miraculous saves’ that have occurred over the decades, discovering en route startling revelations.”—Sacramento Bee (12 new nonfiction titles for fall)“[The Crash Detectives] makes a compelling case. . . . It puts [MH370] into context by chronicling a string of . . . mysterious air disasters. . . . And it plumbs the reasons why some accidents are particularly hard to crack.”—Condé Nast Traveler“Has this aviation journalist solved the mystery of MH 370? Negroni’s quest to find answers, and to place MH 370 in the historical context of plane crashes and disappearances, was the inspiration for The Crash Detectives.”—Observer“The evolution of air safety is rooted in catastrophe. Christine Negroni pulls back the curtain on the people, the places, and the tragedies that have shaped this process over the decades—an unflinching look at a system that most of us take for granted.”—Patrick Smith, air travel blogger and bestselling author of Cockpit Confidential“Mysteries are always fascinating; aviation mysteries are especially so because they involve ordinary people. In The Crash Detectives, Christine Negroni combines her investigative reporting skills with an understanding of the complexities of air accident investigations to bring to life some of history’s most intriguing and heartbreaking cases, reminding us that even in the 21st century, aviation still holds elements of the unknown.”—Bob Woodruff, ABC News“This is a completely fascinating book that will interest everyone and belongs in every aviator's library.”—Patty Wagstaff, aerobatic national champion pilot Read more About the Author Journalist, aviation blogger, television commentator, and crash investigator Christine Negroni has twenty years’ experience observing and participating in the international effort to create safer skies. She currently reports for the New York Times, ABC News, and Air & Space magazine, and she writes the popular blog Flying Lessons. Read more

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

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

Pdf Transportation Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication (Make:)

Pdf:Fusion 360 for Makers: Design Your Own Digital Models for 3D Printing and CNC Fabrication (Make:).Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities.Fusion 360 for Makers is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication.Inside Fusion 360 for Makers, you'll find:Eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentalsDIY projects that are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photosProjects that have been real-world tested, covering the most common problems and solutionsStand-alone projects, allowing you to skip to ones of interest without having to work through all the preceding projects firstDesign from scratch or edit downloaded designs. Fusion 360 is an appropriate tool for beginners and experienced makers.

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

Pdf Transportation 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 Transportation 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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Train: The Definitive Visual History

Pdf Transportation Train: The Definitive Visual History

Pdf:Train: The Definitive Visual History.About the Author DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides. Read more

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Harley-Davidson: The Complete History

Pdf Transportation Harley-Davidson: The Complete History

Pdf:Harley-Davidson: The Complete History.About the Author Darwin Holmstrom has written, co-written, or contributed to over thirty books on subjects ranging from motorcycles and muscle cars to Gibson Les Paul guitars, including Indian Motorcycles, GTO: Fifty Years, Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcyclying,Top Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade, BMW Motorcycles, The Life Harley-Davidson, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles. Darwin is the senior editor for Motorbooks. Prior to that he served as Midwestern editor for Motorcyclist magazine. Read more

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How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles: Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders

Pdf Transportation How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles: Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders

Pdf:How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles: Key Skills and Advanced Training for All Off-Road, Motocross, and Dual-Sport Riders.From the Back Cover  To the uninitiated, riding an off-road motorcycle may look as easy as sitting down, putting your feet on the pegs, and twisting the throttle. But for anyone who has ever tried to tackle an off-road trail or even a gravel road on a dirt bike, they know that there is so much more skill involved than meets the eye. At any given moment, both hands and both feet are busy working the clutch, brakes, and transmission. At the same time, the rider is transferring his weight just so, all while applying a precise amount of throttle to keep the bike upright and moving. In other words, it’s not as easy as it looks! Learning to ride a dirt bike with no guidance is not only risky and time-consuming, but prevents you from reaching your full potential. In How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles, author Gary LaPlante takes his many years as a dirt bike riding instructor and lays out a proven step-by-step practice guide for any rider interested in heading off-road or sharpening his bike-handling skills. He begins with the basics of shifting, stopping, and turning, and moves on to more advanced techniques such as hill climbing, wheelies, jumping, and power slides. How to handle specific trail obstacles such as rocks, ruts, and water crossings is also detailed in the colorful how-to photo sequences found throughout the book. Gary also gives sound advice on how to choose the bike that’s right for you and how to maintain it for optimum performance; how to deal with the weather, altitude, and trail conditions found throughout the country; off-road etiquette; and racing techniques for motocross and trials competitions. Additionally, he makes it clear how street riders’ on-road skills are improved by understanding how to handle a bike off road. Following the steps in How to Ride an Off-Road Motorcycle is the best investment you can make to ensure a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding dirt bike experience.   Read more About the Author Lee Parks is the author of the best-selling riding skills book Total Control. Based on his internationally renowned Total Control Advanced Riding Clinics, Total Control is considered by many to be the riding skills bible. Parks formerly edited Motorcycle Consumer News, Motorcycle Product News, and Motorcyclist magazines. He is also the owner of Lee Parks Design, a motorcycle glove and apparel manufacturer in Apple Valley, CA.Gary LaPlante (southern California) has over 43 years of experience riding, racing, testing, and working on a wide variety of motorcycles. During that time, Gary developed excellent teaching and communication skills by working in key positions in the motorcycle industry and having over 12 years' experience of personally teaching riders almost every week while operating MotoVentures Inc., which offers tours, training, and trials services in Anza, California. Gary's diversity of technical riding skills and wide range of professional experience has enabled him to create his own teaching curriculum, which is what How to Ride Off-Road Motorcycles is based upon. www.motoventures.com Read more

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Hamshack Raspberry Pi: A Beginner’s Guide to The Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio Activities

Pdf Transportation Hamshack Raspberry Pi: A Beginner’s Guide to The Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio Activities

Pdf:Hamshack Raspberry Pi: A Beginner’s Guide to The Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio Activities.Hamshack Raspberry PIWhether you have already received your Ham license, or plan on receiving one, choosing to read this book is definitely a smart move.Everything cool that you have ever heard about radio stations such as communicating in Morse code, tracking satellites, or even playing a simple game over the air, this book will teach you in no time.And the best part? You don’t have to spend thousands or even hundreds of dollars to do so. A cheap Raspberry Pi computer and some other inexpensive tools, is all you need to start your amateur radio journey.And if you think that just because you haven’t been properly introduced to the tiny computer called Raspberry Pi is a reason to skip reading this book, then you couldn’t be more wrong.From the moment you buy your Pi, to the actual playing with your hamshack RPi, this book will guide you through the whole process of learning to install, configure, and operate with Raspberry Pi in order to enjoy the coolest hobby in the world.Sounds like a great deal? Now let’s play with the airwaves, shall we?Get your copy today

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2019-2020 Monthly Planner: Large Two Year Planner with Marble Cover (Volume 1)

Pdf Transportation 2019-2020 Monthly Planner: Large Two Year Planner with Marble Cover (Volume 1)

Pdf:2019-2020 Monthly Planner: Large Two Year Planner with Marble Cover (Volume 1).Monthly Planner 2019-2020This elegant planner will help you schedule your appointments and daily activities, plan events, set goals, and get things done. It will also make a perfect gift for family and friends. Features: • January 2019 - December 2020• 8.5" x 11" • 24 monthly spreads with holidays (48 pages)• Yearly reference calendars• Extra lined pages to record notes• Pages to write down important dates• Contacts pages• Laminated marble cover, matte finish• Perfect binding to secure pages for the next two years and beyond• Premium 55 lb. white paper

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Triumph Motorcycles in America

Pdf Transportation Triumph Motorcycles in America

Pdf:Triumph Motorcycles in America.Review 'I’m glad I waited almost 25 years, because Motorbooks has just released a revised edition. It is now a hefty coffee table size 224-page hardcover. In it, Brooke and Gaylin have uncovered more period images and added some insightful research. This includes an entire chapter, titled Oh, Canada! Maple Leaf Triumph Pioneers.' - Driving.ca'There’s a brand new, terrific book out that will tell you everything you’ve ever wanted to know about one of the world’s most popular motorcycle brands: the British Triumph.' - Easy Rider Magazine Read more About the Author Detroit-based auto writer Lindsay Brooke has been covering automotive and motorcycle technology and history for more than thirty years. He is editor in chief of Automotive Engineering magazine, published by the SAE. A longtime British motorcycle enthusiast, historian, and owner of multiple Triumphs, Brooke has authored two other Triumph titles for Motorbooks. He and David Gaylin are widely acknowledged as experts on Triumph’s American story.Growing up in Baltimore near the Triumph Corporation, David Gaylin’s first bike was a 1970 Bonneville. After TriCor closed in 1975, he was able to acquire truckloads of internal memoranda, brochures, photos, manuals, and service bulletins. This vast archive became the foundation this book and later Gaylin’s popular Triumph Bonneville and TR6 Restoration Guide. His latest book is an illustrated history of the Wall of Death. Read more

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The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923

Pdf Transportation The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923

Pdf:The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923.Review 'If you're a huge fan of BMW motorcycles, you should check out The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles: Every Model Since 1923 by Ian Falloon.' - Cycle World'If there were ever a coffee table book to sit in a rider's living room, 'The Complete Book of BMW Motorcycles' is it.' - Clutch and Chrome Magazine Read more About the Author Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand in 1952 and studied engineering and music at Victoria University, Wellington. After a career as a symphony orchestra oboist was brought to an end by a motorcycle accident, he began writing articles about motorcycles for magazines. His first book, The Ducati Story, has run to several editions and has been published in three languages. The success of The Ducati Story led to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. He has now written many books about motorcycles, mostly historical but also restoration guides. With an interest and passion spanning decades he now concentrates on collecting and restoring older Italian motorcycles, particularly Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Moto Guzzi. Ian Falloon lives in Australia, and is ably supported in his projects by his wife, Miriam, and sons, Ben and Tim.   Read more

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Locomotives: The Modern Diesel and Electric Reference

Pdf Transportation Locomotives: The Modern Diesel and Electric Reference

Pdf:Locomotives: The Modern Diesel and Electric Reference.Review When it comes to North American locomotives, railroad photojournalist Greg McDonnell is probably the best person to help you tell an ES44AC from an SD70MAC or an SD40. This second edition includes all new locomotives built from 2007 right up to January 2015. With chapters for each manufacturer -- including EMD, GE and Alstom -- each type of loco is covered with build dates, production totals backed up by a very informative narrative. With more than 300 colour photos, the result is a definitive guide for those interested in North American railroading -- and at a bargain price. Christmas Gift Guide. (Railway Magazine 2015-11-01)[Review of previous edition:] After spending some time with this book, I've come to see the diesels sand electric locomotives in a different light.... Next time I am waiting at a railroad crossing, I'll be trying to determine if the locomotive is a Super 7B23 or a DASH 8-44CA. That should really impress my passengers! (Brenda Stant Engineers and Engines)[Review of previous edition:] [This] latest edition is more comprehensive than the 2002 version and features electric engines for the first time. Also new is a larger format that makes the photos more enjoyable. (MTH Railroaders Club magazine)[Review of previous edition:] This new oversize, full color book is the 'Diesel Spotter's Guide' on steroids. And it's badly needed.... Each model is described in detail, defining its features and production history. Excellent, large action and roster photos illustrate the subjects, and the full color reproduction is also excellent.... There is no better authority on modern power than Greg McDonnell, and this book is an absolute must for anyone who wants to go out and watch trains today. After you get 'Locomotives,' you'll WANT to go out and see what's new!' (Jim Boyd Railfan & Railroad)[Review of previous edition:] Diesel spotting seemed to be a whole lot easier back in the mid-1960s when we were kids watching New York Central trains at Town Line in Dearborn.... Of course train watching at Town Line has changed rather dramatically since then and identifying diesels isn't as easy as it once was.... This up-to-date diesel and electric locomotive guide book picks up where Louis A. Marre's book, Diesel Locomotives: The First 50 Years, leaves off. With a few exceptions, all of the latest locomotive offerings that can be found operating in North America are covered in this information-packed volume by noted author Greg McDonnell.... Like the first Diesel Spotters Guide, this book is the best contemporary locomotive reference guide available from any source. (David J. Mrozek The Michigan Railfan Vol. 72 No. 1 Issue 696)[Review of previous edition:] A transportation photojournalist with 10 volumes under his belt, McDonnell chronicles new locomotive production where Louis Marre's 1995 'Diesel Locomotives: The First 50 Years' leaves off, and updates 'The Field Guide to Modern Diesel Locomotives' (2002). He also broadens the conventional coverage by including electric passenger locomotives currently in service on the Northwest Corridor, but does not include the limited number of electric freight locomotives, none of which are operating in North America at the present. Stupendous color photographs, explanatory text, and graphic data are provided for each model. (SciTech Book News)[Review of previous edition:] This is a field guide that is also elegant, so my advice is this: Buy two copies, and toss one in your car, and put the other on one your coffee table. (Jim Wrinn Trains) Read more About the Author Greg McDonnell is the author of 10 books on a wide range of transportation subjects and a professional photojournalist for railroad publications in the United States and Canada. He received the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society's Fred A. and Jane R. Stindt Photography Award for significant contribution to the photographic interpretation of North America's railroading history. He lives in Cambridge, Ontario. Jerry A. Pinkepank is the author of the original Diesel Spotter's Guide and founder of the diesel locomotive news magazine Extra 2200 South. He lives in Seattle, Washington. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Trains of the Circus, 1872-1956 (Photo Archives)

Pdf Transportation Trains of the Circus, 1872-1956 (Photo Archives)

Pdf:Trains of the Circus, 1872-1956 (Photo Archives).Come one! Come all! Beginning in the 1870s, specially built trains transported the circus to eager crowds across the US. Now the magic of these circus trains is captured for all to enjoy in the delightful book. Rare behind-the-scenes photographs display the exciting and unusual construction and operation of circus trains. Witness animals being loaded and unloaded. Experience life inside the coaches that housed circus personnel. See flamboyant paint schemes, special length railroad cars, and rare builders' photos. Exciting rail scenes sure to excite the imagination!

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SAN DIEGO AND ARIZONA EASTERN motive power and equipment

Pdf Transportation SAN DIEGO AND ARIZONA EASTERN motive power and equipment

Pdf:SAN DIEGO AND ARIZONA EASTERN motive power and equipment.This volume presents a reference of the motive power and equipment of the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway 1906-1977. The 144 miles of the SD&AE operated from the cool tidewaters of San Diego Bay to a Southern Pacific connection on the scorching sands at Yuma Arizona The trains ran through stark, desolate desert scenery and over the spectacular rocky Laguna Mountains. This gave the SD&AE a unique majesty and beauty that rivaled the most scenic lines in North America. The focus of this volume is an in depth review of the steam locomotives, motor cars, and rolling stock of this little known railroad. A complete pictorial history of each of the engines is presented. And it includes the changes and modifications to each each locomotive. as well as an overview of leased Southern Pacific steam and diesel power. (The SD&AE was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southern Pacific from 1933-1976). It also has a brief overview history of the railroad and predecessor companies. The 'connecting' railroads (US Gypsum, Western Salt and NAS North Island) are also reviewed. Operation of the railroad over the years of 1919-1977 is documented. The book is lavishly illustrated with 24 original full color paintings by the author and over 250 black and white and color photographs. Included are the official SD&AE 1929 and 1943 locomotive and tender diagrams. For more great railroad and naval art please visit www.artbywayne.com

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American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880–1960 (Railroads Past and Present)

Pdf Transportation American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880–1960 (Railroads Past and Present)

Pdf:American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880–1960 (Railroads Past and Present).Review American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880–1960 figures to be an authoritative reference for generations to come, written by that rarest of men who not only understand the engineering, but who have the writing skill to communicate it. (Trains Magazine) Read more Review A unique book, filling a glaring void in the literature of an important transportation technology. It is comprehensive and covers 'all the bases' in the development of steam motive power from the latter decades of the 19th century to the end of steam innovation and production by 1960. Withuhn places his complex story into the larger context of railroading and national and international happenings. (H. Roger Grant, author of Railroads and the American People) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History

Pdf Transportation Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History

Pdf:Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History.About the Author Claude Wiatrowski has been writing or providing photos for books on Colorado history for 25 years. His published works include Railroads of Colorado, Railroads Across North America, The Cripple Creek & Victor Book, and Teller County Colorado; he was also the photographer for Man in the Garden of the Gods and Colorado's Black Canyon. In addition to writing books, Wiatrowski also produces videos on historic railroads. His productions have won Telly and Teddy awards, and one was selected for the Library of Congress Local Legacies Program. Read more

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Orient Express: The Story of a Legend

Pdf Transportation Orient Express: The Story of a Legend

Pdf:Orient Express: The Story of a Legend.• This beautifully illustrated book captures the history, the legends and the unique style of the most famous train on earth: The Orient Express• With never-before-seen archival material• With a preface by Sir Kenneth Branagh "The Orient Express, in the collective imagination, embodies the golden age of travel. The fabrics, the silverware, the woodwork; their evocative fragrance... all contribute to this particular atmosphere, created by the best craftsmen of the time. The experience on board is absolutely unique..." - Sir Kenneth Branagh, from the forewordThe first train to connect Paris to Constantinople - the gateway to the Orient and epitome of all its associated desires and fantasies - the Orient Express was an immediate success. Quickly nicknamed 'the king of trains, the train of kings', it had already become a legend in its own time. This unique train and its celebrated passengers (both real and fictional) have become one of the great cultural icons of our times and have helped to create a limitless source of stories and fantasies to feed our imaginations. It's a story told here through fabulous new photographs of the restoration workshops where the historic train carriages are being brought back to life, through archive photos of famous and exotic destinations, and portraits of the most famous passengers who were lucky enough to climb aboard.

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Railway Maps of the World

Pdf Transportation Railway Maps of the World

Pdf:Railway Maps of the World.About the Author Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he traveled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a graphic design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. After working in journalism and media, life came full circle on the publication of his first book, Transit Maps of the World. He lives in Paris, France, and London, England. Read more

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Norfolk & Western in the Appalachians: From the Blue Ridge to the Big Sandy (Golden Year of Railroading Series)

Pdf Transportation Norfolk & Western in the Appalachians: From the Blue Ridge to the Big Sandy (Golden Year of Railroading Series)

Pdf:Norfolk & Western in the Appalachians: From the Blue Ridge to the Big Sandy (Golden Year of Railroading Series).A nostalgic look at the last major railroad to use steam locomotives, long after others had given up. Follows the remarkable history of Norfolk & Western steam engines as they hauled coal through the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia. Includes dramatic photos from one of the last steam-operated rail lines in the country.

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Chessie System (MBI Railroad Color History)

Pdf Transportation Chessie System (MBI Railroad Color History)

Pdf:Chessie System (MBI Railroad Color History).From the Inside Flap In this wonderfully illustrated history, author Dave Ori provides readers with an engaging look at the Cleveland-based railroad that for 15 years was a fixture in the nation’s eastern half. The eastern rail scene suffered dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s. Prior to the formation of the Chessie System in 1972, the only financially viable railroads that remained were the Baltimore & Ohio, the Chesapeake & Ohio, and the Western Maryland, all of which became components of a holding company known as Chessie System in 1972. After briefly examining each of the three railroads that created the Chessie, Ori goes onto offer in-depth analyses of the Chessie System’s operating divisions and explore its major facilities, including freight yards and piers for trans-shipping, as well as its diesel fleet and services. Illustrated throughout with photography from Ori and some of the most notable photographers who chased trains over the Chessie System, the book also discusses key players involved in the railroad and the business climate in which it operated right up until its 1987 inclusion in CSX. While many of its eastern contemporaries were financially troubled, the Chessie remained strong, due largely to its strong relationship with the coal-mining industry, and to a lesser extent, with agricultural and automotive concerns. This illustrated study of the line, its operations, facilities, and equipment is a fitting testament to a rare success story amid an industry’s nadir. Read more From the Back Cover Formed as a holding company in 1972, the Chessie System remains one of the most unique stories in American railroad history. Created from three great railways—the mighty Baltimore & Ohio, the refined Chesapeake & Ohio, and the small but feisty Western Maryland—the Chessie was most renowned (aside from its stylized take on the C&O’s kitten logo) for its innovations and advanced technologies. This history of the railroad traces its origins from the first affiliation of the B&O and C&O in the early 1960s, to the inclusion of the WM a decade later and the 1980 merger with Seaboard Coast Line, before launching into an examination of the Chessie System itself. Highlights include coverage of the Chessie’s operating divisions, major facilities, diesel fleet, and its 1987 integration into CSX Transportation. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Railway Adventures: Place, Trains, People and Stations

Pdf Transportation The Railway Adventures: Place, Trains, People and Stations

Pdf:The Railway Adventures: Place, Trains, People and Stations.About the Author Vicki Pipe is a museum education professional by trade, but also an artist and improviser. She has presented in videos for Londonist and on Geoff's YouTube channel on a range of topics from history to Harry Potter. She is passionate about the stories of people, social change and how the railways impact on our sense of space and surroundings. allthestations.co.uk Geoff Marshall is a freelance video producer making transport films for Londonist and his own YouTube channel. He is a tour guide for Hidden London, taking people inside abandoned tube stations, and has twice held the world record for travelling to all Underground stations in the fastest time possible. Read more

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Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography (Railroads Past and Present)

Pdf Transportation Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography (Railroads Past and Present)

Pdf:Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography (Railroads Past and Present).Review This superb oversize volume showcases the best railroad photographs of Wallace Abbey selected from the nearly 25,000 black and white images made during the course of his life, a collection that is now archived at the Center for Railroad Photography and Art in Lake Forest, Illinois. (Michigan Railfan)Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. (Model Railroad News)Wallace W. Abbey profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II. (Moderl Railroad News)Their selections of black-and-white photos and passages of flowing commentary both create and complement the smorgasbord of railroad history spread before the reader. (Railroad History) Read more About the Author Wallace W. Abbey (1927–2014) spent his career as a railroad journalist and public relations executive, primarily in the Upper Midwest, from the 1940s through the 1980s.Kevin P. Keefe is a Milwaukee-based journalist and a member of the board of directors of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art. Scott Lothes is President and Executive Director of the Center for Railroad Photography & Art and a freelance author and photographer whose work appears frequently in Trains and other publications.The Center for Railroad Photography & Art, www.railphoto-art.org, is a nonprofit arts and education organization whose mission is to preserve and present significant images of railroading. Read more

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Chicago Union Station (Railroads Past and Present)

Pdf Transportation Chicago Union Station (Railroads Past and Present)

Pdf:Chicago Union Station (Railroads Past and Present).Review The book includes more than 100 illustrations, a quarter of which are in color―but the real value is in author Ash’s narrative; he’s devoted decades to the study of terminals in the Railroad Capital, and it shows in this marvelous work. (Classic Trains) Read more About the Author Fred Ash’s interest in railroads, especially passenger trains, was piqued as a teenager and nurtured after moving to Chicago. After thirty years specializing in nonprofit and government finance, he retired to complete this history that has lain in wait for over twenty years. Read more

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Collin's Britains Best Railways

Pdf Transportation Collin's Britains Best Railways

Pdf:Collin's Britains Best Railways.About the Author Julian Holland has always had a fascination with Britain's railways. He is writer and photographer on many railway books, including the highly acclaimed The Times Mapping the Railways and Britain’s Scenic Railways. His other books include The Lost Joy of Railways, Discovering Scotland's Lost Railways, The Lost Lines of Britain, and Steaming Across Britain. Read more

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Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs

Pdf Transportation Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs

Pdf:Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs.Review “Beautiful and dramatic… a stunning collection.” - Frederick N. Rasmussen, Baltimore Sun Read more About the Author Jeff Brouws is a fine art photographer and part-time writer who has nine books to his credit, authoring five on railroad photography alone. He has been published in Trains, the NRHS Bulletin and the R&LHS Quarterly. A book of his own photographs, Approaching Nowhere (also from W. W. Norton) was published in 2006. His photographs can be found in major institutional collections around the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Princeton University Art Museum, Harvard’s Fogg Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Wendy Burton is a photographer whose work is included in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the North Dakota Museum of Art among others. She has worked in the publishing industry for thirty-five years in various capacities. She and her husband Jeff Brouws have produced five books of railroad photography including The Call of Trains, A Passion for Trains, Steam: An Enduring Legacy, Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs and A Steam Odyssey. Read more

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The Railroad Artistry of Howard Fogg

Pdf Transportation The Railroad Artistry of Howard Fogg

Pdf:The Railroad Artistry of Howard Fogg.This book contains over 180 timeless works by Howard Fogg. With plenty of Colorado narrow gauge trains and obscure and off-beat train included, Fogg also has Diesels and big-steam locomotives in this collection.. Read more

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Perspective Made Easy (Dover Art Instruction)

Pdf Transportation Perspective Made Easy (Dover Art Instruction)

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

Pdf Transportation The LEGO Architect

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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The Art of the Motorcycle (Guggenheim Museum Publications)

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Pdf:The Art of the Motorcycle (Guggenheim Museum Publications).Amazon.com Review The Art of the Motorcycle begins with a serious preface by Guggenheim director Thomas Krens, who calls the motorcycle 'a quintessential symbol of the insecurity and optimism of our time.' At 411 pages long (an ll-page, single-spaced bibliography of motorcycle books carries it over the top), it is a hefty compendium of motorcycle history, culture, design, and science. While the essays range from treatises to such fun stuff as 'Bikes were always work for me,' a long poem by Dennis Hopper, this thoroughgoing tome is above all a meticulous catalogue of the 96 motorcycles exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum during the summer of 1998, with details about engine design as well as esthetics. 'Another significant innovation is the machine's throttle-controlled oiler,' we read of the 1911 electric-orange Flying Merkel Model V. 'Lubrication was a continuing problem in the early days ... but Merkel's system ... preceded by nearly two decades both Indian's as well as Harley-Davidson's adoption of this feature.' The bikes are documented with crystal-clear photographs in this precision-built book. --Peggy Moorman Read more

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The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection

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Pdf:The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Archive Collection.About the Author Randy Leffingwell wrote his first book, American Muscle, in 1989 while still on staff at the Los Angeles Times. Since then, he has authored another 47 titles for Motorbooks and its sister publisher Voyageur Press covering subjects from sports cars to motorcycles to farm tractors. Leffingwell is considered one of the top Corvette historians working today, and he enjoys a close working relationship with Chevrolet as well numerous other manufacturers. His  previous Corvette titles include Art of the Corvette; Corvette Fifty Years, Corvette 60 Years, and Legendary Corvette. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.Darwin Holmstrom has written, co-written, or contributed to over thirty books on subjects ranging from motorcycles and muscle cars to Gibson Les Paul guitars, including Indian Motorcycles, GTO: Fifty Years, Let's Ride: Sonny Barger's Guide to Motorcyclying,Top Muscle: The Rarest Cars from America's Fastest Decade, BMW Motorcycles, The Life Harley-Davidson, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Motorcycles. Darwin is the senior editor for Motorbooks. Prior to that he served as Midwestern editor for Motorcyclist magazine. Read more

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How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles (Motorbooks Workshop)

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Pdf:How to Rebuild and Restore Classic Japanese Motorcycles (Motorbooks Workshop).Review 'To be sure, the technical depth Young's book provides in a number of areas exceeds that in most other similar books. With 455 clear color images, illustrations, a number of data tables, three technical appendices and a very helpful index the book provides a lot of visual as well as text information that is bound to save time and money on most aspects of your next - or maybe it's your first - rebuild and restoration.' - UltimateMotorcycling.com Read more About the Author Sid Young has been a motorcycling enthusiast for the past 35 years riding, building and restoring classic Japanese motorcycles. A senior Systems Engineer by profession, Sid has applied his engineering knowledge to perfect his restoration skills over the decades.His enthusiasm for restoring motorcycles started with his first rebuild in the late 1970s of a mangled CB750 Honda. His personal collection now fills a shipping container, the garage, and his lounge room!Sid has written articles for magazines like Practical Sports Bikes and numerous club outlets. He is an active member of several motorcycle enthusiast clubs and has been documenting his work online for the past decade. He lives in Brisbane, Australia. Read more

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Extreme Motorcycle Art

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Pdf:Extreme Motorcycle Art.This illustrated book showcases more than fifty of the top international motorcycle artists, studios, custom bike-builders, and bike shops. As the first comprehensive survey of the best custom bike-painting from around the world, it captures the original thinking and creativity that have come to characterize this genre, and finally gives motorcycle artists the recognition they have long deserved.All the artists included in this book reveal a common purpose: they insist that each painting be original and unique, and they strive to convey the personality of the rider-customer. Painting on saddlebags, tanks, and fenders - as opposed to the regular surfaces of canvas and paper - presents exciting challenges. As Extreme Motorcycle Art shows, motorcycle painters are responding convincingly.While some of the painters included here have conventional art training, the majority of them are largely self-taught. They develop their ideas and skills by staying close to the metal and rubber, not by contemplating abstractions in the studio. They are immersed in the throbbing culture of bike building and riding, and, most importantly, they all love that culture intensely.Extreme Motorcycle Art features photographs of the completed bikes, close-ups of the artworks, and detailed technical specifications of the customized components of the bikes depicted. Full contact information for every artist is also provided, making this a dream book for motorcycle fans worldwide.

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The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence

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Pdf:The Art of BMW: 90 Years of Motorcycle Excellence.Review 'a stunning book on all levels' Read more From the Inside Flap  Ever since Max Friz first mounted his innovative M2B32 opposed-twin engine in a motorcycle frame in 1923, the history of BMW motorcycles has been defined by a constant and relentless quest for perfection. In the 95 years that have followed, the company has created the most innovative and technologically advanced motorcycles produced anywhere on earth. BMW has earned a reputation for not doing things the way everyone else does, but its motorcycles aren’t different simply for the sake of being different. Each distinctive feature represents a brilliant and elegant solution to a real problem, leading BMW to be the first company to introduce many of the features that were later adopted by other manufacturers. But there’s more to a BMW motorcycle than innovation and technology—there’s also art. And as beautiful as the bikes are in their totality, they may be even more so when broken down into their individual details. This book captures the elegance of these amazing machines, both in their details and in the sum of their parts, through the masterful photography of Henry von Wartenberg and writing of author Peter Gantriis. The Art of BMW: Ninety Years of Motorcycling Excellence features the Peter Nettesheim collection, one of the world’s premier collections of BMW motorcycles. These wonderfully restored pieces exemplify the design and engineering prowess that have defined the BMW motorcycle tradition for almost a century. Photographer bio: Henry von Wartenberg was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1967 and has been a professional photographer since 1990. He worked as a photojournalist for Gente magazine for nine years before opening his own office near Buenos Aires in 1999. He has worked for many companies and publishers in Argentina and overseas, including Geographic Adventure magazine. With his publishing firm, Triple Ve Editores, he has also published several books of his photography: Red Deer-Stag Hunting in Argentina

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Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years

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Pdf:Harley-Davidson Knucklehead: Eighty Years.About the Author Greg Field has written a number of books on the subject of motorcycles, including several volumes dealing with Harley-Davidson, including Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, Harley-Davidson Panhead, Harley-Davidson Century, Harley-Davidson Evolution Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Softail, Original Harley-Davidson Knucklehead, and Original Harley-Davidson Panhead. Most recently he contributed several chapters to Harley-Davidson Motorcycles: A Complete History. Read more

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Soul Fuel: BMW R NINE T CUSTOMIZERS

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Pdf:Soul Fuel: BMW R NINE T CUSTOMIZERS.About the Author Dirk Mangartz has been working as a motor journalist for various book and magazine publishers since 1992. He was the editor-in-chief of the motorcycle magazine Custombike for 15 years. Today, he writes texts about motor vehicles for magazines and daily newspapers such as Fuel (Motorpresse), Craftrad, Kustom Life Magazine, and the Hamburger Abendblatt. Custom Bike Life, featuring his texts, was published by teNeues in 2017. Read more

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Motocourse 2017-2018: The World's Leading Grand Prix and Superbike Annual

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Pdf:Motocourse 2017-2018: The World's Leading Grand Prix and Superbike Annual.About the Author Michael Scott writes brilliantly about people, including the well-reviewed Barry Sheene: Motorcycle Racing's Jet-set Superstar, as well as biographies of Valentino Rossi and Wayne Rainey. He is a long-time MotoGP correspondent and the editor of the annual Motocourse series. He lives in London.Neil Spalding writes about technical aspects of MotoGP for a selection of motorcycle magazines and newspapers throughout the world as well as for the Official MotoGP Season Review. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book MotoGP Technology. When not at the circuits Neil runs Sigma Performance, which designs and sells slipper clutches for racing motorcycles.Peter McLaren is a MotoGP correpspondent to crash.net. Read more

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Motocourse 2016-2017 40th Anniversary Edition: The World's Leading Grand Prix & Superbike Annual - 41st Year of Publication

Pdf Transportation Motocourse 2016-2017 40th Anniversary Edition: The World's Leading Grand Prix & Superbike Annual - 41st Year of Publication

Pdf:Motocourse 2016-2017 40th Anniversary Edition: The World's Leading Grand Prix & Superbike Annual - 41st Year of Publication.About the Author Michael Scott writes brilliantly about people, including the well-reviewed Barry Sheene: Motorcycle Racing's Jet-set Superstar, as well as biographies of Valentino Rossi and Wayne Rainey. He is a long-time MotoGP correspondent and the editor of the annual Motocourse series. He lives in London.Neil Spalding writes about technical aspects of MotoGP for a selection of motorcycle magazines and newspapers throughout the world as well as for the Official MotoGP Season Review. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed book MotoGP Technology. When not at the circuits Neil runs Sigma Performance, which designs and sells slipper clutches for racing motorcycles.Peter McLaren is a MotoGP correpspondent to crash.net. Read more

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This Old Harley: The Ultimate Tribute to the World's Greatest Motorcycle

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Pdf:This Old Harley: The Ultimate Tribute to the World's Greatest Motorcycle.About the Author  This delightful collection contains memorable stories penned by Garrison Keillor, Roger Welsch, E.B. White, Patricia Penton Leimbach, Bill Holm, Ben Logan, Jim Heynen, Sara De Luca, Marjorie Myers Douglas, Jerry L. Twedt, and Robert Amerson. Contemporary farm photography and artwork from Grant Wood, Bob Artley, Charles Freitag, and Francis Lee Jaques accompany and complement (compliment) the text.  These stories are nostalgic, sentimental, and sometimes humorous, all paying homage to life on the farm. Read more

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The Ride 2nd Gear: New Custom Motorcyclesand Their Builders. Gentlemen Edition

Pdf Transportation The Ride 2nd Gear: New Custom Motorcyclesand Their Builders. Gentlemen Edition

Pdf:The Ride 2nd Gear: New Custom Motorcyclesand Their Builders. Gentlemen Edition.Men and motorcycles: a story that has vacillatedsomewhere between cult and clichéfor years. Custom bikes, in particular, havea history that is deeply rooted in the spirit offreedom and change of the 1960s, as well asman’s primal urge to build something withhis own hands ―or, in this case, tools. TheRide 2nd Gear is a showcase of the power andbeauty of these bikes.The book presents a stunning selectionof recent custom motorcycles, as well as thesmall, local workshops around the globe inwhich they are built. Hotbeds of creativityand craftsmanship, these workshops aremostly run by single individuals and attracta small yet devoted community of fansand fellow builders. Rather than covetingthe newest luxury models to come off theassembly line, this community is more concernedwith transformations. They want toturn grandpa’s old heap, a bargain foundon eBay, or a soulless model from anotherera into something of their very own. Theywant to augment old motors and existingmechanics with modern technology ormake their personal visions of aestheticsand handling a reality. This process takestime, dedication, technical expertise, andskilled handcraft.From limited series to one-offs madefor personal pleasure or to order, The Ride2nd Gear features the brilliant results ofthis process. Its pages are filled with bikesthat offer extraordinary design and drivingexperiences. In fact, established brandsare now acting on trends set by the customscene whose bikes are often more radicaland sophisticated because more attentioncan be paid to detail and each new idea canbe fine-tuned to perfection.The models shown in The Ride 2nd Gearstem from or are based on classic bobbersand choppers, Italian-style racing machines,plastic Japanese motorcycles, and rareBMWs or Triumphs, some of which mayvery well be 30-50 or even 80 years old. Theyare vintage in the best sense of the word.They not only preserve, but also improveand expand upon the quality of traditionalcraftsmanship. Decked out with state-ofthe-art disk brakes, LED lights, gears, anddrive components, these custom machinesare more agile, faster, and therefore morefun than anything produced in the past.

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The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives

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Pdf:The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives.Review 'Aaron Frank’s new book puts an interesting twist on telling the tale of Harley-Davidson.' - Motorcycle.comIt’s a book for not only for motorcycle fans, but also for fans of the grit and determination of early business development and turn of-the-century industry. - Motorcycle Mojo Read more About the Author Aaron Frank is a Milwaukee-based writer and former staffer at Motorcyclist magazine. He is known for his insightful and clear writing.  Frank has ridden—and written about—everything from 200-horsepower superbikes to 200-plus-mph land-speed racers to 12-foot-long choppers to century-old antique bikes. He’s ridden racebikes around Daytona, dirtbikes down the length of Mexico’s Baja peninsula, adventure bikes over the Alps, and even ice raced motorcycles on frozen lakes—though he’d really rather be tooling around his hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his two daughters, Kiva and Ruby, in their vintage BMW Airhead sidecar. Read more

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Motorcycles and Race Cars Coloring Book: Dirtbike, Motocross Adult Coloring Book Men & Women - Fun activity coloring book for kids, race cars coloring book Boys & Girls

Pdf Transportation Motorcycles and Race Cars Coloring Book: Dirtbike, Motocross Adult Coloring Book Men & Women - Fun activity coloring book for kids, race cars coloring book Boys & Girls

Pdf:Motorcycles and Race Cars Coloring Book: Dirtbike, Motocross Adult Coloring Book Men & Women - Fun activity coloring book for kids, race cars coloring book Boys & Girls.Motorcycles and Race Cars Coloring Book is suited for all ages and genders. Feel free to use any or all your favorite coloring tools, such as colored pencils, gel pens, brush-tip markers, chalk, pastels and more. These high performance speed vehicles are sure to keep you entertained and relaxed for hours. So sit back, relax, and color! This coloring book is the perfect gift for a Motorcycle or race cars Lover!

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Clymer Harley-Davidson Shovelheads 1966-1984: Service, Repair, Maintenance

Pdf Transportation Clymer Harley-Davidson Shovelheads 1966-1984: Service, Repair, Maintenance

Pdf:Clymer Harley-Davidson Shovelheads 1966-1984: Service, Repair, Maintenance.Clymer motorcycle repair manuals can save you money on maintenance and repair bills. Step-by-step procedures and detailed illustrations guide you through every job, from maintenance and troubleshooting, all the way to complete teardown and rebuild. • General information • Troubleshooting • Tune-up and routine maintenance • Engines • Clutch • Transmission and gearshift mechanisms • Fuel injection system, emissions controls and exhaust systems • Electrical system • Cooling system • Front suspension and steering • Rear suspension and final drive • Brakes • Frame, body and frame repainting • Supplements • Wiring Diagrams

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The Ultimate Motorcycle 2019 Wall Calendar

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Pdf:The Ultimate Motorcycle 2019 Wall Calendar.Easy to read grids on 12" x 12" pages All Ultimate Motorcycle artwork printed on high quality paper with full color Observes major holidays and moon phases 12 full month pages with 4 bonus months on one page with punch hole for hangingMakes a great gift for friends and family! The Ultimate Motorcycle calendar spotlights thirteen groupings of the finest and most unique bikes ever designed and manufactured. These motorcycles have been photographed from many angles to emphasize their design details. Including a brief history of each bike, this comprehensive guide will appeal to any motorcycle enthusiast.

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Harley-Davidson: An Illustrated Guide

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Pdf:Harley-Davidson: An Illustrated Guide.About the Author Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age - from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was the editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole range of transport magazines, including MSL, TAG, A to B and Tractor, as well as The Telegraph. He's also written over 30 books, including 10 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.Ian Kerr is a full time police officer, and his keen intererst in motorcycles, Harley-Davidson in particular, has made him extremely knowledgeable, allowing him to work as a motorcycle journalist in his spare time.He lives in Buckinghamshire, England.Garry Stuart has been professionally photographing motorcycles for 20 years, and his work has been published in books and magazines on motorcycles worldwide. His main interest is to document the world of Harley-Davidson motorcycles and their riders, and for this purpose he attends rallies and events all over the USA and Europe.His photographs have illustrated over a dozen books on the subject of Harley-Davidson, and examples of his current work can be viewed on his website www.harleypics.com. Read more

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The Indian 1901-1978: The history of a classic American motorcycle

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Pdf:The Indian 1901-1978: The history of a classic American motorcycle.Check out this in depth history and guide to one of Americas oldest and most popular motorcycle manufactuer!As the dominant manufacturer for the first two decades of this century, the Indian Motorcycle Company is a staple in the history of American motorcycling. Because of this, Springfield, Massachusetts was at the hub of the international motorcycle scene. Between 1900 and 1917, when the United States entered World War I, about 150 domestic motorcycle companies came and went. Little more than a dozen remained in business following the war, and after the great depression of the 1930s only two American manufacturers had survived Indian and Harley-Davidson.This definitive chronicle of America's first motorcycle is an essential for any cycle aficionado. It features concise hardware histories of every model produced by the Indian Motorcycle Company from 1901 to the mid-1950s, when the company ceased production. Also included, is a unique color directory of the great motorcycles built by the celebrated Indian Motorcycle Company. Arranged chronologically, this superb reference work features special commissioned color photographs of all the landmark models that you won't want to miss!

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Century of Indian

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Pdf:Century of Indian.This book is a catalog for an exhibition of 100 years of Indian motorcycles that is being held at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum until December 2002. Beautiful photographs depict the exhibition bikes at the museum. Read about the history of this sought-after cycle, from the founding of the company up to the present day trademark battles. It includes rare racing bikes and road bikes.

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Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years

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Pdf:Harley-Davidson Sportster: Sixty Years.About the Author Allan Girdler is a well-known motorcycle and automotive journalist and former editor of Cycle World and Road and Track magazines. He has authored several books, including Harley-Davidson XR-750, The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars, and American Road Race Specials. Read more

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100 Years of Harley Davidson

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Pdf:100 Years of Harley Davidson.From Publishers Weekly With sexy full-page photo spreads and plenty of motorcycle lore, this commemorative volume celebrates the centennial of the legendary motor company. Davidson, vice president of Styling at Harley-Davidson and the grandson of one of the original founders, gives a decade-by-decade account of the company and the rise of biker culture. He describes the tinkerers perfecting the 'motorized bicycle' in the basement of the Davidson family home in Milwaukee, Wisc., in 1903; the role of women riders-who were among the bike's earliest enthusiasts-and H.O.G. rallies and socials; and, of course, the postwar decades when rebel types 'eager to have too much fun' captured the public imagination and forever changed the image of the motorcycle. The book includes two-page spreads of motorcycles for years during which Harley offered a new design, and Davidson shares his own passion for the machines and his memories of the family business throughout.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Booklist This absolutely gorgeous oversize book documents the first century of Harley-Davidson motorcycles--or 'motorized bicycles,' as they were referred to in earlier days. The author's history of the company has a personal touch, since he is the grandson of one of the four founders. In chapters covering two decades at a time, he chronicles the business side of the company and the mechanical evolution of the product. And what a product it has been--each step in its development is illustrated here with bountiful photographs, many of which came from Davidson's personal collection and company archives. This book is a firm invitation to take to the open road, and all the publicity hype behind its publication, including an initial print run of 250,000 copies, will mean that readership interest will be high. A book to savor. Brad HooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Bikes of Burden

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Pdf:Bikes of Burden.Review a fantastic picture book of Vietnam', 'required reading for anyone interested in Vietnam today. (Senator Max Baucus, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, delivering a keynote speech on U.S.-Vietnam Trade and Economic Relations on Jun)An amazing collection of wonderful images... ...a truly fascinating book to explore. (Shutterbug Magazine, July 2006)(this book) captures a most distinctive aspect of (Vietnam's) streetlife. (SF Chronicle) Read more About the Author Hans Kemp is a well known photographer and writer based in Asia since the early nineties. His books about Asia and Vietnam have received universal acclaim. Bikes of Burden, illustrating Vietnam's amazing motorbike transportation, has become the must have book about daily life in Vietnam with more than 100,000 copies sold worldwide. For a gallery of other photos by Hans Kemp visit hanskemp.photoshelter.com/ Read more

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Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed

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Pdf:Classic Motorcycles: The Art of Speed.Review “It is without question the most arresting and innovative presentation of classic motorcycles ever produced.”   - MotorcycleClassics.com, MotorcycleClassics.com Read more About the Author Pat Hahn loves solving motorcycling dilemmas, particularly those related to riding strategy and safety. His subtle humor and keen instinct help with topics like risk management, situational awareness, riding technique, and crash avoidance and put them into terms any rider can understand. Pat is the author of the four books, How to Ride a Motorcycle, Maximum Control, Motorcyclists' Legal Handbook, and Ride Hard, Ride Smart, and is communications and outreach manager for TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon.Tom Loeser has worked as a Firefighter for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (now known as CAL Fire), as a graphic designer and photographer, and as chief photographer for the Long Beach Grand Prix. Since 2012 he has worked full-time as a book photographer provided images for Motorbooks titles Art of the Corvette, Art of the Mustang, Wide-Open Muscle, and Classic Motorcycles: Art of the Speed. His next book, The Art of Mopar: Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth Muscle Cars, is in production. Read more

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The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite

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Pdf:The One Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite.About the Author Bill Hayes is one of those rare authors who abides by the age-old writing advice: 'Write what you know.' And for him, it works. His love for motorcycles--specifically the always-compelling biker culture--launched his writing success. His bestselling book, The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, followed by American Biker (www.americanbikerthebook.com) and The One-Percenter Encyclopedia have all become classics within the genre. Hayes has served as the National Press and Publicity Officer for the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club (BFMC), continually striving to get the media to trade in their sensationalism for the truth. Read more

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The Random History of Classic British Motorcycles, Volume 1

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Pdf:The Random History of Classic British Motorcycles, Volume 1.From Triumphs to Nortons to Cafe Racers to Choppers, take a ride through the world of classic British motorcycles. 100+ original color photos and informative, lively text fill 12 chapters of bikes, bikes, bikes! From the author of Classic-British-Motorcycles.com, one of the world's top sites on the subject.

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How to Restore Your Motorcycle: Second Edition (Motorbooks Workshop)

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Pdf:How to Restore Your Motorcycle: Second Edition (Motorbooks Workshop).From the Back Cover You’ve tripped over that box of parts in your garage for too long—it’s time to turn it back into a motorcycle. What you need is a coach to guide you through the restoration process, and author and motorcycle restorer Mark Zimmerman is your guy. How to Restore Your Motorcycle demystifies motorcycle restoration in a logical step-by-step manner. With vivid color photos and illustrations, this book helps you turn that collection of parts into a classic motorcycle you will be proud to own and ride. This book covers a vast array of classic motorcycles, from a Honda Benly to a Vincent Rapide, and includes information on Japanese, British, American, German, and Italian bikes. All major mechanical and electrical systems are covered, with special attention paid to challenging systems like those from Lucas. Modern systems common to more recent collectible machines—fuel injection, electronic ignition, more advanced suspension systems—are covered as well. This book also covers practical subjects like setting up a workshop, buying a used motorcycle, research, and deciding what to restore or what to leave in original condition. When restoring a classic bike, a trusted resource like How to Restore Your Motorcycle is one of the best tools for your shop. Read more About the Author Mark Zimmerman is the Technical Editor of Motorcycle Cruiser magazine, and a contributor to Classic Bike Guide magazine. He lives in Danbury, Connecticut.Jeff Hackett has been photographing motorcycles for magazines, books, and calendars for 19 years. He lives outside New Haven, Connecticut. Read more

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McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool

Pdf Transportation McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool

Pdf:McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool.Review 'This is a good read and even better to flick through slowly, and to dream.' - Bill Noyce, Ride'the text is detailed and entertaining' - Octane'the motorbike icon is brought back to life in this book with superb stories and plenty of emotive pictures' - Auto Express Read more About the Author Matt Stone (Glendale, CA), former executive editor of Motor Trend magazine, has been a professional automotive journalist and photographer since 1985. He is the author and photographer of several books, including Motorbooks' best-selling 365 Cars You Must Drive (2006), My First Car (2011), McQueen's Machines (2010), and McQueen's Motorcycles (2017). He is the co-author, with Preston Lerner, of Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2014) and History's Greatest Automotive Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed (2014).Dave Ekins is a motorcycling legend.  Born in 1932, Dave and his brother Bud pioneered the notion of off-road desert racing with motorcycles, and their early 1960s rides up and down the Baja peninsula proved to be the seeds that spawned the original Mexican Off Road Races, later known as the Baja 500 and 1000.  In 1964 Dave teamed with brother Bud, Cliff Coleman and Steve McQueen to represent the United States in the International Six Day Trial motorcycle enduro taking place that year in East Germany in which Dave Ekins earned an individual Gold Medal.  He also became a factory sponsored development test rider for Honda, and later editor of Petersen's Motorcyclist magazine.  Now retired, Dave Ekins was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2001. Read more

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365 Motorcycles You Must Ride

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Pdf:365 Motorcycles You Must Ride.From the Inside Flap  Since the advent of the first motorized two-wheelers, the motorcycle has exerted a powerful attraction for those of us with fifty-weight motor oil coursing through our veins. We might own one or two motorcycles (or maybe four or five), but we’re constantly casting longing glances at a whole lot of bikes not in our garages. Whether big or small, young or old, male or female, polka-dotted or striped, we all have one thing in common—we love motorcycles. You might even say we lust after them. 365 Motorcycles You Must Ride might not take the place of a ride on your favorite bike, but it will satiate your moto-lust when you can’t get out for a ride. On these pages you’ll find a celebration of the motorcycle in all its two-wheeled glory, from Gottlieb Daimler’s original wooden bone-shaker to the latest and greatest technological marvel from the Land of the Rising Sun and the best, worst, and most unusual bikes in between.  Read more From the Back Cover  Motorcycles—we love them all: the good, the bad, and the just plain weird. We love the giant-slaying racers, the gaudiest cruisers, and the noble failures. 365 Motorcycles You Must Ride offers a look at a broad cross section of motorcycles, ranging from the spectacular to the sublime to the downright silly. How many have you ridden?  Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Discovering the Motorcycle: The History. The Culture. The Machines.

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Pdf:Discovering the Motorcycle: The History. The Culture. The Machines..Review If Bruce Brown's classic motorcycle film On any Sunday were done in book form, it might come out something like Armand Ensanian's new book, Discovering the Motorcycle. That is not to suggest the book is a derivative of the film; rather it is to say that just as Brown's movie brings you into the range of motorcycling's many nuances, so does Discovering the Motorcycle. Indeed, the book may take you further into the sport than the movie did, particularly since the it takes you from its earliest days to the cutting edge of the sport today.Whether you're relatively new to the world of motorcycling or you're an old hand, Discovering the Motorcycle will show you some things you probably haven't seen before. The quality of the book's content is further enhanced by an insightful foreword by Richard Backus, Editor-in-Chief of Motorcycle Classics magazine.When you consider the breadth of the subject, and depth of its history, Ensanian deserves a lot of credit for even making the attempt to cover it at all, but given the excellent job he did, he deserves a standing O.--UltimateMotorcycling.com Full review: ultimatemotorcycling.com/2016/11/22/discovering-motorcycle-armand-ensanian-review-riders-library/​Almost all great motorcycle books focus on one unique theme, topic or brand. Just released, Discovering the Motorcycle is an exception. It's a rather complete overview and history of motorcycling since the late 1800's to today. Author Armand Ensanian devoted more than 5 years of his life to compile info, write and photograph such a reflective journey. The result is a 510-page full color book featuring more than 1000 photos explaining and illustrating the vast world of motorcycling, its history, social impact and how these machines are built and function.Discovering the Motorcycle includes 12 main chapters, each devoted to a major aspect of motorcycling. From historical discussions of the machines that lead the way to today's modern sport bikes, to vintage and classics, to choppers and bobbers, to off-road machines and touring machines, to one-off customs, to racing and new electric motorcycles, to bike events and motorcycle museums.--Cyril Huze Blog - World's Number One Magazine for Custom Motorcycle - News Post- Nov. 28, 2016Full review: cyrilhuzeblog.com/2016/11/25/christmas-gift-discovering-the-motorcycle-the-history-the-culture-the-machines/ Full disclosure: I have some personal involvement in Armand Ensanian's impressive new book, Discovering the Motorcycle: The History. The Culture. The Machines. Since 1867. I first spoke with Armand sometime in mid-2015, when he called asking if I'd be willing to spend some time talking with him about a book he was writing about motorcycles and the history of motorcycling.His proposal was ambitious. He didn't want to just explore a corner of motorcycling; he wanted to explore the entire universe of motorcycling, from its history to its culture to the machines themselves. I have to admit that I listened with a bit of skepticism as he laid out his planned book, because while he had experience in the publishing world, he'd certainly never done anything like this. The almost encyclopedic tome he proposed was no small project. Acquiring and parsing the necessary information was in itself a formidable task; pulling it together in a compelling and coherent way that will draw new and long-time riders -- and perhaps more importantly, non-riders -- to its pages quite another. I've fielded more than a few calls from would-be book authors, but Armand was different, his enthusiasm and love for motorcycles and motorcycling approachable and clear. Before I knew it, I had agreed to review his manuscript for publication and write its foreword.When Armand sent me an early version of the manuscript to review, it became clear just how serious he was about making this book a reality and just how capable he was of seeing that reality through. What follows is my foreword for Armand's book. While not a typical review, it expresses, I hope, my appreciation for what Armand has done, self-funded, working basically alone and without the benefit of a supportive publisher. -- Richard Backus, Editor-in-Chief, Motorcycle Classics Read more From the Author Motorcycling brings so much happiness to so many people. Despite some cultural biases, it is becoming more popular than ever. It is a joy to see so many people engaging in this sport as a means of recreation, escape, and search for meaning. In writing Discovering the Motorcycle I met scores of motorcyclists, writers, mechanics, and bike builders that shared their stories as to how motorcycling has changed their lives. Telling their stories in special sections of the book brought me the most satisfaction. Check out my Instagram and FaceBook for videos and stories @discoveringthemotorcycle Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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1000 Biker Tattoos

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Pdf:1000 Biker Tattoos.From the Back Cover Brash. Bold. Badass! 1,000 Biker Tattoos is all of this and more. Inside, you’ll find hundreds of photos and stories from bikers all across the United States. Whether they’re at rallies, the tattoo shop, or simply straddling their hogs and hitting the road, each one of them sports a distinctive tattoo (or two…or three…or an entire body’s worth), and each tattoo has a story to tell. Biker legends like George the Painter and Indian Larry are also featured, as well as the peculiar histories of some of the most common tattoos around. Screaming skulls, Sturgis stars, bar-and-shields, babes, booze, and booty—and that is just the tip of the ink-stained iceberg. Tattoo regret? Yeah, we got some of that too. The only ink that doesn’t bleed is the kind from under the needle, and you’ll find all you can handle here. Open 1,000 Biker Tattoos, and get your hands dirty. Get ready. Get inspired. Get inked. Read more About the Author Since graduating from Montserrat College of Art in 1997, Sara Liberte has been a professional photographer specializing in motorcycle/automotive and portrait photography. With a background in fine art, Sara has concentrated primarily on 'image fusion,' a signature technique she uses to combine images. Her works have been exhibited at several prestigious galleries, including Mingo Art Gallery in Beverly, Massachusetts; Blue Ruin Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Just Jennifer Gallery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Her photos have appeared in numerous ads, marketing materials, and annual reports as well as in leading publications like EasyRiders magazine, In the Wind, Hot Bike, Street Chopper, IronWorks, and Cycle Source. Official Website: www.saraliberte.com Read more

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The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars

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Pdf:The Harley-Davidson and Indian Wars.About the Author Allan Girdler is a well-known columnist and writer whose work has appeared in Big Twin, Cycle World, and an assortment of books, including Harley-Davidson Sportster, Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle, The Illustrated Harley-Davidson Buyer's Guide, and several others. Read more

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Ultimate Harley Davidson

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Pdf:Ultimate Harley Davidson.Review 'Full of facts, specs and other info on a century of bikes, it's a gear head's Garden of Eden, and the turn of each page leaves behind fumes of nostalgia, history, horsepower, the freedom of the open road and American-made pride.' – Smithville Herald Read more About the Author Hugo Wilson is the author of the bestselling Ultimate Motorcycle Book, Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle, Hot Bikes, and the Classic Motorcycle series, all published by DK. He is also the editor of Bike, the UK’s leading motorcycle magazine, which he describes as “probably the best job in the world.” Since he began riding motorcycles at the age of 11, he has owned, ridden, repaired, and fallen off a vast number of machines. Read more

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Norton Commando: The Complete Story (Crowood Motoclassic Series)

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Pdf:Norton Commando: The Complete Story (Crowood Motoclassic Series).About the Author Matthew Vale has been writing books on classic British motorcycles and cars since 2004. Now retired from his work as a Chartered IT Professional specializing in computer security, he is devoting his free time to classic car and bike restoration, writing classic motoring books and articles, and spending time with his wife and family. In the past he has run such diverse classic cars as a Triumph Spitfire Mark III, MGB, Triumph Stag, and a Lotus Elite. He also restores and rides classic bikes, including the Triumph Bonneville, Norton Commando and BSA Lightning. With a lifelong fascination for glass-fibre-bodied cars (stemming from early holiday jobs at various glass-fibre factories, and ownership of many rusty cars), he is currently carrying out a nut and bolt (and glass fibre) restoration of two Lotus Elan Plus 2s. Read more

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Vintage Dirt Bikes: Enthusiasts Guide (Wolfgang Publications)

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Pdf:Vintage Dirt Bikes: Enthusiasts Guide (Wolfgang Publications).Review 'Very highly recommended reading for motorcycle enthusiasts, Vintage Dirt Bikes: Enthusiasts Guide will prove to be especially useful to anyone considering acquiring or restoring a vintage dirt bike for themselves.' (James A. Cox Midwest Book Review 2015-01-12)Listed in '9 Great Motorcycle Books' article. (Motorcycle Classics 2015-08-21) Read more About the Author Doug Mitchel started his career as a professional journalist over 20 years ago. Today he is listed as author of over 20 books, all illustrated with his own very high quality photographs. Doug is also a regular contributor to a variety of magazines, from American Iron to Iron Works. Read more

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Harley Davidson 2018 Wall Calendar

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Pdf:Harley Davidson 2018 Wall Calendar.Motor heads, dont out on the chance to stay on the open road with Harley-Davidson all year long. These bikes have remained true to the brand for nearly 115 years. Find some of the most famous models of H-D motorcycles in the gorgeous photographs of the 2018 Harley-Davidson Wall Calendar, which includes the last four months of 2017. Printed on paper certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, it features spacious grids with room to write all of your motorcycle trips.

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The Art of the Racing Motorcycle: 100 Years of Designing for Speed

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Pdf:The Art of the Racing Motorcycle: 100 Years of Designing for Speed.About the Author Phillip Tooth has been a journalist for over 20 years. For 10 years was editor of UK magazines Classic Bike, The Classic MotorCycle, and also Motorcyclenews.com before becoming a freelance writer so that he could spend more time with his motorcycles. He now writes for magazines throughout the world, including Klassic Motorrad (Germany), Moto Légende (France), BMW Bikes (Japan), Motorcycle Classics (US), and Motor (Netherlands). Jean-Pierre Pradères ran a studio in Paris where his clients included famous fashion house Hermès, and now devotes his time to photographing motorcycles and bicycles. A regular contributor to Moto Légende (France), his work has also featured in the Guggenheim's The Art of the Motorcycle, and Rizzoli's The Golden Age of the Hand-Built Bicycle. Read more

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Cafe Racers 2019: 16-Month Calendar September 2018 Through December 2019

Pdf Transportation Cafe Racers 2019: 16-Month Calendar September 2018 Through December 2019

Pdf:Cafe Racers 2019: 16-Month Calendar September 2018 Through December 2019.About the Author The Editors of Motorbooks know their craft. Motorbooks is among the world's leading transportation publishers, offering books created by motoring's top photographers and writers, many created with major partners like Harley-Davidson, Chevrolet, Ford, and Chrysler and magazines like Hot Rod and Cycle World. Since the early 1980s, Michael Lichter has been photographing custom motorcycles for the pages of Easyriders magazine--often hanging from the beds of pickup trucks during rainstorms or photographing packs of bikers in such places as Daytona Beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota. He has written and provided photography for a number of books, and he lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. Read more

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VESPA 70 YEARS: The complete history from 1946

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Pdf:VESPA 70 YEARS: The complete history from 1946.About the Author Max Haynes is an artist, photographer, art director, designer, sculptor, and web designer. He is the author and illustrator of thirteen children's books. He has thirty years of experience as a professional photographer, specializing in air-to-air. Haynes lives in Maple Grove, Minnesota, with his wife and children. Giorgio Sarti was born and lives in Milan. He is a qualified engineer and since 1982 he has been contributing to a series of important motorcycling periodicals as a journalist. He is a great motorcycling enthusiast and is the author of the first historical encyclopaedia of motorcycles on Italian, Japanese, European and American mototrcycles of the '60s, '70s and '80s. Read more

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Art of the Harley-Davidson(R) Motorcycle - Deluxe Edition

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Pdf:Art of the Harley-Davidson(R) Motorcycle - Deluxe Edition.Review â??Motorcycle bliss. It's like dying and going to Harley-Davidson heavenâ?¿. a must for any Harley enthusiast or bike enthusiast to boot.â??â??Put together with care, this book showcases the bikes beautifully and in contextâ?? Read more About the Author Dain Gingerelli began writing for motorcycle and automotive magazines in 1970. He’s been an editor for six motorcycle magazines, and he’s authored numerous hot rod books for Motorbooks. His motorcycle titles include 365 Motorcycles You Must Ride and Harley-Davidson Museum Masterpieces.David Blattel is a commercial photographer whose clients include Disney, Fox Broadcasting, Microsoft and more. He lives and works in Topanga, California. Read more

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Harley-Davidson Racing, 1934-1986

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Pdf:Harley-Davidson Racing, 1934-1986.For the past fifty years and more, Harley-Davidson has been ruling some racing roosts. Its competition iron has always been significant, often supremely victorious and never without passion. To borrow a term from another scene, this is a book about "hog power."What were H-D's competition bikes? How did they fare? And who were the heroes who rode them? Allan Girdler, noted wordsmith, historian and straight-talking H-D enthusiast, digs deep to bring fresh perspective, technical analysis, and rider anecdote to this substantial and fascinating story of America's most successful racing motorcycles. His "review" starts in the early 1930s, after the board tracks, after the overpowering success of the Wrecking Crew and its eight-valve twins, after the ear-splitting Pea Shooters, at the beginning of a new era of American racing organized by a reorganized AMA. A time ripe for a new style of Harley racer based loosely on production designs. Read of the XLR, CR, CRS, CRTT, KRTT, XR-750, XR1000, and many more. Learn about Len Andres, Bill Huber, Bart Markel, Jay Springsteen, Chris Carr, Scott Parker, Dick O'Brien, and other racing stars. This is an engaging, passionate story by acclaimed motorcycle and automobile writer, Allan Girdler. Allan is a former editor for Car Life, Cycle World, and Road & Track magazine. He has authored numerous books including Harley-Davidson Sportster and Harley-Davidson XR-750.

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The Vincent in the Barn: Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology

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Pdf:The Vincent in the Barn: Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology.Review “…a thoroughly fun romp through a corner of the hobby most of us wish we inhabited – and swear we someday will.” – Motorcycle Classics “From Ducati’s in basements to Vincent’s in sheds, here are dozens of stories and accompanying images of the dream coming true! Brilliant!” - Classic Bike Guide (UK)  “It’s no mystery that there are those among us that relish the hunt as much, if not more, than the actual ownership of rare and antique motorcycles.  Therefore, if you’re a regular reader of this publication, you’ll likely enjoy THE VINCENT IN THE BARN—GREAT STORIES OF MOTORCYCLE ARCHAEOLOGY by Tom Cotter.  The true tales here cover everything from amazing finds across the street to the other side of the globe.  Embedded in the stories one can glean tips and techniques used by professional vehicle hunters.  Also, one realizes that sometimes just plain dumb luck or an offhand rumor will land something very cool in the garage.I found the book an entertaining and educational read.” - The Antique Motorcycle “The Vincent in the Barn is a worthwhile and enjoyable read for anyone who has an interest in the old, the rare, the odd, or even just motorcycle history in general. The stand-alone nature of its stories—some of which are laugh out loud funny— make it an easy book to pick up and put down at random, even if one should really give these tales some undivided attention.” – Friction Zone  “Here's a rough piece of fiction from a Bikernet reader. Although his prose are scrambled his story comes across. It's a classic, and if you love stories of found antique motorcycles, you need to pick up this new book from Motorbooks. It's full of true stories of classic vintage motorcycle discoveries. Some I know of personally, because I know the current owners. If any book causes you to search all the barns in your neighborhood, this is it.”— BikerNet.com  “I haven't completely finished the book yet but I can tell you for sure that if you love stories like this you'll love this book. I highly recommend it.” - MyBikeForums.com   “The Vincent in the Barn” is a delight. Most of the stories are only a few pages long and read like high octane archaeological thrillers…kind of like “Indiana Jones meets the World’s Fastest Indian.” Some of the writing is priceless. “The Vincent in the Barn” truly does contain “Great Stories of Motorcycle Archaeology.” It rates four out of five lug nuts and is available at SPEEDtv.com, Keyword “Books.” I’m really starting to miss my 1972 650cc Yamaha I rode in college.” - SpeedTV.com “You never know what you might find in a barn, back of a garage or under a dusty tarp. Following his successful “The Cobra in the Barn” and “The Hemi in the Barn”, author tom cotter continues his search for motorized treasure with “The Vincent in the Barn”. Cotter’s personal experiences are interspersed with similar stories from other noted authors.-CycleWorld Read more From the Inside Flap You’re at a party when someone you’ve just met that evening says, “I hear you’re into motorcycles. Man, you should check out this crazy old bike my Uncle Bobby has in his shed.” Your heart skips a beat, and your pulse quickens. Doing your best impersonation of a person whose head is not about to explode with excitement, you casually ask where old Bobby lives and offer to come take a look. Who knows what he might have squirreled away?             It’s every motorcyclist’s dream: The classic bike parked and forgotten, waiting to be discovered and turned loose on the road again. Author Tom Cotter has chased down 40 great stories of lost, old bikes and the collectors who unearthed them. There’s the great Russian basement stash, the Indian in the attic, the Ducati in the basement, the Vincent in the shed, the bedroom BSA, and more tales of intrigue, hoarding, dead ends, and mother lodes. The Vincent in the Barn proves that all the good ones have not been found and provides entertainment and inspiration to every motorcycle fan who ever dreamed of finding that long-lost classic machine. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Harley Davidson Lore 1903-1965

Pdf Transportation Harley Davidson Lore 1903-1965

Pdf:Harley Davidson Lore 1903-1965.Amazon.com Review Harley-Davidson Lore: Origins Through Panhead is a collection of black-and-white photos culled from the Harley-Davidson archives spanning the first 60 years of the famous motorcycle manufacturer. For most of the book the photos, which date back as far as 1903, are simply allowed to stand on their own, uncluttered by text. In the back of the book, author Herbert Wagner supplements smaller reproductions of the plates with explanations of each photo's origin and bits of the Harley-Davidson mythos. Gearheads will love the meticulously chronicled changes in the Harley-Davidson design (were you aware that 1910 was the last year of the 'beehive' motor with horizontal cooling fins in the head area?) and model nicknames like the 'Silent Gray Fellow.' Fans can track the Harley's growing popularity as a sport and pleasure bike, as well as its workhorse side as a delivery vehicle and military tool. Though Harley-Davidson novices may be briefly puzzled by insider notations such as '[A] prototype 61 OHV--the first Knucklehead' and 'Everyone knows that William G. Davidson--better known as Willie G.--is H-D's vice-president of styling,' this book will be readily enjoyed by anyone who admires the lines of a well-made machine. --Ali Davis Read more About the Author Herbert Wagner started to ride in 1971, when, after doing exhaustive research and collecting Harley-Davidson parts and accessories, he put together a vintage bike. He has written about Harley history for over a decade and contributed numerous articles to magazines including the American Rider, Rider, and the Enthusiast.(r) He lives in Minnesota, where he rides his Harley year-round, through rain, sleet, and snow. Read more

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The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today (Complete Book Series)

Pdf Transportation The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today (Complete Book Series)

Pdf:The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today (Complete Book Series).Review 'There are quite a few books about Triumph motorcycles, some recent, others having been published some years ago. Among them all, Ian Falloon's latest book, 'The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today' is perhaps the most comprehensive. If you've been looking to add Triumph to your motorcycle library, but you don't have the shelf space for all the books out there on the brand, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today may be one of the best ways to get the broadest history and model information in one book.' - Ultimate Motorcycling'Thereâ??s much pleasure to be had from browsing through, deciding which Bonneville youâ??d have in your dream garage' Read more About the Author Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand in 1952 and studied engineering and music at Victoria University, Wellington. After a career as a symphony orchestra oboist was brought to an end by a motorcycle accident, he began writing articles about motorcycles for magazines. His first book, The Ducati Story, has run to several editions and has been published in three languages. The success of The Ducati Story led to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles. He has now written many books about motorcycles, mostly historical but also restoration guides. With an interest and passion spanning decades he now concentrates on collecting and restoring older Italian motorcycles, particularly Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Moto Guzzi. Ian Falloon lives in Australia, and is ably supported in his projects by his wife, Miriam, and sons, Ben and Tim.   Read more

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Cafe Racers: Speed, Style, and Ton-Up Culture

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Pdf:Cafe Racers: Speed, Style, and Ton-Up Culture.Review '...the just released hardcover book Cafe Racers, Speed, Style and Ton Up Culture is a must-own if you like the Cafe Racers genre.' - CyrilHuzeBlog.com 'D'Orleans does an amazing thing in Cafe Racers - he provides a history of motorcycling's earliest days and how cafe racers evolved, became widely popular in the 1960s and beyond that is almost clinical in its completeness, yet he keeps it from being as dry as a helmet owner's manual. Add to that 200 stunning, large format, full-color studio shots of some of the best examples of cafe racers you'll ever see, 75 period and historic black-and-white images slathered all over 224 10' x 12.25' heavy stock pages and you have a book that is as much presentation quality art as it is a technical masterpiece. Even if you haven't been particularly drawn to the cafe racer scene up to now, if you appreciate Spartan, essential motorcycles that are an art form unto themselves, you will find Cafe Racers a fascinating read and a great addition to your library.' - UltimateMotorcycling.com'If you enjoyed Paul's crisp, perceptive writing in our own book The Ride, take a look at his latest workâ?¬â?a joint project with one of the top US motorcycle photographers, Michael Lichter. So fresh my own copy has not arrived yetâ?¬â?but I'll be ripping off the packaging in haste when it lands in the mailbox.' - BikeEXIF.com Read more About the Author Since the early 1980s, Michael Lichter has been photographing custom motorcycles for the pages of Easyriders magazine--often hanging from the beds of pickup trucks during rainstorms or photographing packs of bikers in such places as Daytona Beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota. He has written and provided photography for a number of books, and he lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.Paul d'Orléans, better known as the publisher of website The Vintagent, travels the world following the vintage motorcycle scene. As a rider, collector, and recognized expert on moto-history, he is a passionate advocate for old motorcycles and writes for numerous magazines (including Cycle World, MCN, Men's File, Klassik Motorrad, and Café Racers FR), websites, and club journals worldwide. Read more

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Vespa and Lambretta Motor Scooters (Shire Library Book 856)

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Pdf:Vespa and Lambretta Motor Scooters (Shire Library Book 856).Vespa and Lambretta remain the two most iconic motor scooter brands, even four decades after the latter's demise. But what made them such a European sensation in the postwar era? And why were they particularly popular in Britain in the 1950s and '60s? Motor scooter expert Stuart Owen explains the rise of Innocenti's Lambretta and Piaggio's Vespa, from the wartime ruins of Italy, through years of plenty as the two manufacturers exploited a ready market for affordable, economic transport, and then their decline into more uncertain times as motor cars trespassed on their success. He also explores the rich history of accessorising and customising the scooters, their essential role in the mod movement, and the revival in Vespa's fortunes following the release of the cult film Quadrophenia.

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

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Pdf:Planting in a Post-Wild World: Designing Plant Communities for Resilient Landscapes.“As practical as it is poetic. . . . an optimistic call to action.” —Chicago Tribune Over time, with industrialization and urban sprawl, we have driven nature out of our neighborhoods and cities. But we can invite it back by designing landscapes that look and function more like they do in the wild: robust, diverse, and visually harmonious. Planting in a Post-Wild World by Thomas Rainer and Claudia West is an inspiring call to action dedicated to the idea of a new nature—a hybrid of both the wild and the cultivated—that can flourish in our cities and suburbs. This is both a post-wild manifesto and practical guide that describes how to incorporate and layer plants into plant communities to create an environment that is reflective of natural systems and thrives within our built world.

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

Pdf Transportation 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)

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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

Pdf Transportation Professional Practice 101: Business Strategies and Case Studies in Architecture

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 Designer

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Pdf:How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 Designer.'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon HillThe 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.Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Pdf:Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World.“Freeman’s rich and ambitious Behemoth depicts a world in retreat that still looms large in the national imagination.… More than an economic history, or a chronicle of architectural feats and labor movements.”—Jennifer Szalai, New York TimesIn an accessible and timely work of scholarship, celebrated historian Joshua B. Freeman tells the story of the factory and examines how it has reflected both our dreams and our nightmares of industrialization and social change. He whisks readers from the early textile mills that powered the Industrial Revolution to the factory towns of New England to today’s behemoths making sneakers, toys, and cellphones in China and Vietnam. Behemoth offers a piercing perspective on how factories have shaped our societies and the challenges we face now.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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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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Lean Six Sigma For Beginners, A Quick-Start Beginner's Guide To Lean Six Sigma ! -

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Pdf:Lean Six Sigma For Beginners, A Quick-Start Beginner's Guide To Lean Six Sigma ! -.Discover Lean Six Sigma For Beginners, A Quickstart Beginner’s Guide To Lean Six Sigma ★☆★ 3rd EDITION ★☆★DO YOU WANT TO TURN THINGS AROUND TO INCREASE YOUR PROFITS ?DO YOU WANT MAKE PROCESSES SMOOTH AND CONTINUOUS ?The book explains precisely what you need to do to ensure that the wastage that takes place in the organization comes to a stop, and that all operations are straightened out in a way that makes processes smooth and continuous. In short, you are able to turn things around in a way that results to increased revenues and hence profits.By implementing the guidelines given in this book, you will transform your organization to one where downtime is a term of the past, and where idle movements and idle talk do not exist. Consequently, you will find yourself with an organization where nobody wants to leave because they feel like home, especially because in addition to a better pay, each of them feels valued. Obviously, low turnover of the workforce is a vote of confidence to the organization, and everyone wants to do business with organizations with a good name. All this leads to increase in the organization’s bottom line and everyone associated with the organization is happyDOWNLOAD: Lean Six Sigma For Beginners, A Quickstart Beginner’s Guide To Lean Six Sigma In this book you will learn:✓ What Lean Six Sigma entails ✓ How Lean Six Sigma manifests itself on a day-to-day basis ✓ The relationship between the Lean Process and the Six Sigma approach ✓ How to use the concepts of Lean Six Sigma in a Professional environment ✓ Why it is important to adopt the Lean Six Sigma Management Approach to Business ✓ How to apply Lean Six Sigma in Government Institutions✓ Challenges to anticipate in implementing new processes and how to tackle them✓ How to do statistical analysis in Lean Six Sigma ✓ The meaning of different percentages calculated in Lean Six Sigma✓ The benefits small and medium size organizations stand to gain from Lean Six Sigma✓ How to get special international recognition through Lean Six Sigma Certification✓ The distinct difference between general quality improvement and Lean Six Sigma✓ The sectors that benefit from Lean Six Sigma✓ Global job opportunities for Belt holders of Lean Six Sigma✓ The kinds of waste that Lean Six Sigma eliminates✓ How Lean Six Sigma complements quality assurance leading to efficiency✓ The reason some companies shy away from Lean Six Sigma✓ Big reason you should implement Lean Six Sigma✓ How to write a business case for Lean Six Sigma✓ And much, much more..So if you want to everything about Lean Six Sigma, then read further!SCROLL to the top of the page and select the BUY button for instant downloadDownload your copy today!

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Lean Mastery 2019: A Study Guide for Lean Six Sigma, Scrum, Kanban and Agile Project Management (Inc. Certification Training for White, Green, Yellow and ... Belts with 300 Test Questions & Answers)

Pdf Transportation Lean Mastery 2019: A Study Guide for Lean Six Sigma, Scrum, Kanban and Agile Project Management (Inc. Certification Training for White, Green, Yellow and ... Belts with 300 Test Questions & Answers)

Pdf:Lean Mastery 2019: A Study Guide for Lean Six Sigma, Scrum, Kanban and Agile Project Management (Inc. Certification Training for White, Green, Yellow and ... Belts with 300 Test Questions & Answers).Six Sigma Certifications have become very popular in recent times. This guide aims to provide comprehensive and detailed knowledge regarding the subject as well as study materials that students can benefit from. There are separate sections on Scrum, Kanban and Agile Project Management in this book because they will ultimately provide the Six Sigma student with valuable insight.This guide includes hundreds of practice test questions with answers so that the student can be fully prepared before the exam. There are different questions included by category: White, Green, Yellow and Black Belt Certifications.

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Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

Pdf:Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley's most audacious entrepreneur. Written with exclusive access to Musk, his family and friends, the book traces the entrepreneur's journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world. Vance spent over 40 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way.         Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which 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 amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like 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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Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond

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

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 Wright Brothers

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Pdf:The Wright Brothers.Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story behind the story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On December 17, 1903, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Wilbur and Orville Wright's Wright Flyer became the first powered, heavier-than-air machine to achieve controlled, sustained flight with a pilot aboard. The Age of Flight had begun. How did they do it? And why? David McCullough tells the extraordinary and truly American story of the two brothers who changed the world. Sons of an itinerant preacher and a mother who died young, Wilbur and Orville Wright grew up on a small sidestreet in Dayton, Ohio, in a house that lacked indoor plumbing and electricity but was filled with books and a love of learning. The brothers ran a bicycle shop that allowed them to earn enough money to pursue their mission in life: flight. In the 1890s flying was beginning to advance beyond the glider stage, but there were major technical challenges the Wrights were determined to solve. They traveled to North Carolina's remote Outer Banks to test their plane because there they found three indispensable conditions: constant winds, soft surfaces for landings, and privacy. Flying was exceedingly dangerous; the Wrights risked their lives every time they flew in the years that followed. Orville nearly died in a crash in 1908 but was nursed back to health by his sister, Katharine - an unsung and important part of the brothers' success and of McCullough's book. Despite their achievement the Wrights could not convince the US government to take an interest in their plane until after they demonstrated its success in France, where the government instantly understood the importance of their achievement. Now, in this revelatory book, master historian David McCullough draws on nearly 1,000 letters of family correspondence plus diaries, notebooks, and family scrapbooks in the Library of Congress to tell the full story of the Wright brothers and their heroic achievement.

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

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

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 Wright Brothers

Pdf Transportation The Wright Brothers

Pdf:The Wright Brothers.Amazon.com Review Most people recognize the famous black-and-white photo of the Wright brothers on a winter day in 1903, in a remote spot called Kitty Hawk, when they secured their place in history as the first to fly a motor-powered airplane. That brilliant moment is the cornerstone of the new masterful book by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, who brings his deft touch with language and his eye for humanizing details to the unusually close relationship between a pair of brothers from Dayton, Ohio, who changed aviation history. Bicycle shop owners by day, Wilbur and Orville taught themselves flight theory through correspondence with the Smithsonian and other experts. But the brothers soon realized that theory was no match for practical testing, and they repeatedly risked life and limb in pursuit of their goal—including when Orville fractured a leg and four ribs in a 75-foot plunge to the ground. McCullough’s narration of ventures such as this—their famous first flight at Kitty Hawk; the flight in Le Mans, France that propelled the brothers to international fame; the protracted patent battles back at home; and the early death of elder brother Wilbur—will immerse readers in the lives of the Wright family. Like other great biographies before it, The Wright Brothers tells the story about the individuals behind the great moments in history, while never sacrificing beauty in language and reverence in tone. – Manfred Collado Read more Review “A story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency. . . . A story, well told, about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished. . . . The Wright Brothers soars.” (Daniel Okrent The New York Times Book Review)“David McCullough has etched a brisk, admiring portrait of the modest, hardworking Ohioans who designed an airplane in their bicycle shop and solved the mystery of flight on the sands of Kitty Hawk, N.C. He captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished and, just as important, the wonder felt by their contemporaries. . . . Mr. McCullough is in his element writing about seemingly ordinary folk steeped in the cardinal American virtues—self-reliance and can-do resourcefulness.” (Roger Lowenstein The Wall Street Journal)“The nitty-gritty of exactly how [the Wrights] succeeded is told in fascinating detail.” (Buzzy Jackson The Boston Globe)“Few historians have captured the essence of America — its rise from an agrarian nation to the world's dominant power — like David McCullough. . . . McCullough has defined American icons and revealed new dimensions to stories that long seemed exhausted. . . . An elegant, sweeping look at the two Americans who went where no others had gone before and whose work helped create a national excellence in aviation that continues today.' (Ray Locker USA Today)'McCullough’s magical account of [the Wright Brothers'] early adventures — enhanced by volumes of family correspondence, written records, and his own deep understanding of the country and the era — shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly.' (Reeve Lindbergh The Washington Post)“[McCullough] takes the Wrights’ story aloft. . . . Concise, exciting, and fact-packed. . . . Mr. McCullough presents all this with dignified panache, and with detail so granular you may wonder how it was all collected.” (Janet Maslin The New York Times)“David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers is a story about two brothers and one incredible moment in American history. But it’s also a story that resonates with anyone who believes deeply in the power of technology to change lives – and the resistance some have to new innovations.” (Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google)'McCullough vividly re-creates the failures and disappointments as the Wright brothers puzzle out the scienceof bird- and insect-wing design. . . . [McCullough] continues to deliverhigh-quality material with familiar facility and grace.' (Larry Lebowitz The Miami Herald)'An outstanding saga of the lives of two men who left such a giant footprint on our modern age.' (Booklist (starred review))“[An] enjoyable, fast-paced tale. . . . A fun, fast ride.” (The Economist) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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

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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers

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Pdf:Cost Accounting and Financial Management for Construction Project Managers.Proper cost accounting and financial management are essential elements of any successful construction job, and therefore make up essential skills for construction project managers and project engineers. Many textbooks on the market focus on the theoretical principles of accounting and finance required for head office staff like the chief financial officer (CFO) of a construction firm. This book's unique practical approach focuses on the activities of the construction management team, including the project manager, superintendent, project engineer, and jobsite cost engineers and cost accountants. In short, this book provides a seamless connection between cost accounting and construction project management from the construction management practitioner’s perspective.Following a complete accounting cycle, from the original estimate through cost controls to financial close-out, the book makes use of one commercial construction project case study throughout. It covers key topics like financial statements, ratios, cost control, earned value, equipment depreciation, cash flow, and pay requests. But unlike other texts, this book also covers additional financial responsibilities such as cost estimates, change orders, and project close-out. Also included are more advanced accounting and financial topics such as supply chain management, activity-based accounting, lean construction techniques, taxes, and the developer’s pro forma. Each chapter contains review questions and applied exercises and the book is supplemented with an eResource with instructor manual, estimates and schedules, further cases and figures from the book.This textbook is ideal for use in all cost accounting and financial management classes on both undergraduate and graduate level construction management or construction engineering programs.

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The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development

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Pdf:The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence Through Leadership Development.The missing link to long-term Lean success! Despite the fact that companies worldwide have adopted Lean production, none has sustained the same levels of excellence as Toyota. Why? Leadership. In The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, Jeffrey Liker and Gary L. Convis, a former executive V.P. and managing officer of Toyota, help executives and senior managers get employees to refocus their efforts - from simply performing their singular function to continuously improving in collaboration across the organization. Case studies from Toyota clearly illustrate the methods that create powerful, effective Lean leadership. Jeffrey Liker, author of the popular Toyota Way books, is the acknowledged expert on Toyota processes. He is professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. After his executive leadership at Toyota, Gary L. Convis became the CEO of Dana Holding Corporation, a $6.1 billion supplier to the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets, and helped lead it to a successful turnaround from bankruptcy.

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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 Transportation 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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Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro

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Pdf:Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro.Review “For sheer drama on the water, it’s hard to beat the tragedy recounted in Rachel Slade’s Into the Raging Sea. . . . a fast-moving cinematic adventure. But for all of the drama, the worst scares are in the epilogue. This sinking was no simple accident.” (Janet Maslin, New York Times)“A powerful and affecting story, beautifully handled by Slade, a journalist who clearly knows ships and the sea.” (Douglas Preston, New York Times Book Review)“Riveting.” (Sam Sifton, New York Times “Tastes of Summer”)“A sea disaster tale unlike any other . . . an exciting, terrifying, and deeply sad story.” (Gilbert Cruz, New York Times Book Review “New & Noteworthy”)“Harrowing, moving...a taut adventure tale...The depth of research and reporting, and Slade’s skill at pacing and selecting the telling details produce a richly detailed narrative, tense and sad and true.” (Boston Globe)“In addition to a gripping narrative of a cargo ship’s tragic voyage into the eye of a hurricane, Slade explains the fascinating world of commercial shipping and the essential—but often hidden—role it plays in our economy.” (NPR, “Best Books of 2018”)“More than the story of how a ship was overcome by a storm, Into The Raging Sea is an allegory for what it means to be a part of the nation’s largely invisible working and middle class.” (Longreads)“Riveting.” (Entertainment Weekly, “Complete Father’s Day Book Gift Guide”)“With skillful narrative prose and sensitivity, Slade takes readers on the final voyage of the El Faro . . . provid[ing] a haunting intimacy to this maritime disaster.” (Booklist)“Intimate, eerie, and gripping.” (Outside, “Best Summer Books”) Read more From the Back Cover The harrowing true story of the sinking of the American container ship El Faro, the crew of thirty-three who perished onboard, and the destructive forces of globalization that put the ship in harm’s wayOn October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish—until now.Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves—whose conversations were captured by the ship’s data recorder—journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final twenty-four hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers’ anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out their captain’s increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America’s aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping—a cutthroat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming.A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking crew of El Faro who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit. 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 Transportation 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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The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America

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Pdf:The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America.Review 'Easy reading...A skilled craftsman...Kelly’s writing is vivid, especially in its depiction of Debs and Pullman.' ―Robert D. Parmet, New York Labor History Association 'Timely...Kelly tells this story with exhilaration...[The Edge of Anarchy] is not only a wonderful distillation of why the 1894 Pullman strike still matters, but it also presents an excellent overview of what life was like in 1894―full of technological promise, and yet riddled with class conflict and economic warfare.' ―New York Journal of Books'Masterful.' ―Railroad History'Kelly vividly portrays the personalities involved, from elected officials to labor leaders, and makes the tensions of the time quite contemporary.' ―Booklist (starred review)'Kelly's vigorous narrative serves well to set down the facts of a turbulent, little-known history.' ―Kirkus Reviews'A vivid account of a tumultuous era.' ―Nick Salvatore, author of Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist'In gripping detail, The Edge of Anarchy reminds us of what a pivotal figure Eugene V. Debs was in the history of American labor, a man who spoke to wealthy business owners without fear. The story of his battles with George Pullman and other powerful corporate titans is a tale of courage and the steadfast pursuit of principles at great personal risk.' ―Tom Clavin, author of Dodge City 'Jack Kelly’s remarkable new book, Ragged Edge, explores an era of our industrial and labor history with remarkable parallels to our own moment: ascendant forces of all-powerful capital, a government beholden to it, new labor movements emerging from the ashes of older ones, populist uprisings on the left and right, political polarization, and a working class divided to its detriment by issues of race and status. Kelly writes history with the storytelling prowess of a novelist or screenwriter, making forgotten subject matter newly accessible and exciting. Think Erik Larson meets Howard Zinn.' ―David Rolf, President SEIU 775; Author of Fight for $15: The Right Wage for a Working America (New Press, 2016)'Pay attention, because Jack Kelly’s Ragged Edge not only captures the flickering Kinetoscopic spirit of one of the great Labor-Capital showdowns in American history, it helps focus today’s great debates over the power of economic concentration and the rights and futures of American workers.' ―Brian Alexander, author of Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town Read more About the Author JACK KELLY is a journalist, novelist, and historian, whose books include Band of Giants, which received the DAR's History Award Medal, and Heaven's Ditch. He has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, and other national periodicals, and is a New York Foundation for the Arts fellow. He has appeared on The History Channel and been interviewed on National Public Radio. He lives in New York's Hudson Valley. Read more

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The Machine That Changed the World

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Pdf:The Machine That Changed the World.The classic, nationally best-selling book that first articulated the principles of lean production, with a new foreword and afterword by the authors. When The Machine That Changed the World was first published in 1990, Toyota was half the size of General Motors. Twenty years later Toyota passed GM as the world's largest auto maker. This management classic was the first book to reveal Toyota's lean production system that is the basis for its enduring success. Authors Womack, Jones, and Roos provided a comprehensive description of the entire lean system. They exhaustively documented its advantages over the mass production model pioneered by General Motors and predicted that lean production would eventually triumph. Indeed, they argued that it would triumph not just in manufacturing but in every value-creating activity from health care to retail to distribution. Today The Machine That Changed the World provides enduring and essential guidance to managers and leaders in every industry seeking to transform traditional enterprises into exemplars of lean success. 

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Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company and a Freight Broker Business Startup Guide

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Pdf:Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company and a Freight Broker Business Startup Guide.If you are thinking about starting a trucking company or a freight broker business, then keep going....Two comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook: Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company, Be Your Own Boss, and Make Good ProfitsFreight Broker Business Startup: The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Running a Trucking Freight Brokerage BusinessPart 1 of this audiobook includes: A simple guide on how to start your own trucking company from A-ZHow to handle permits, regulations, and other requirements with easeProven strategies for getting clientsHow to scale your businessEight effective tips for attracting the best driversSecret tips to increase the profit of your trucking businessAnd much, much morePart 2 of this audiobook includes: A simple guide on how to start your own freight broker business from A-ZThe Role and responsibilities of a freight brokerLicensing and business registrationMistakes to avoidSecret tips and advice for your freight broker firmMarketing and finding clientsTips for becoming a successful freight brokerA bonus chapter on using social media to grow your freight broking businessAnd much, much moreSo listen to this audiobook now if you want to start your own trucking company or freight broker business!

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Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success

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Pdf:Nuts!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success.Review The remarkable story of the country's most successful airline and Herb Kelleher, the CEO who built it with integrity, guts, and nuts.'If you're interested in making your employees and customers raving fans of your business, Nuts! is a must read.'--Ken Blanchard, Coauthor of The One Minute Manager'Full of original insights, upbeat stories, and concrete suggestions, Nuts! shows how the power of principle-centered leadership inspires people to achieve incredible results.'--Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People'The story of Southwest Airlines is as much fun to read as it is reader friendly and useful. I promise you, it's a blueprint for all organizations that want to succeed--not just airlines.'--Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a LeaderRated the #1 Company to Work for in America by Fortune magazine Read more From the Publisher The remarkable story of the country's most successful airline and Herb Kelleher, the CEO who built it with integrity, guts, and nuts.'If you're interested in making your employees and customers raving fans of your business, Nuts! is a must read.'--Ken Blanchard, Coauthor of The One Minute Manager'Full of original insights, upbeat stories, and concrete suggestions, Nuts! shows how the power of principle-centered leadership inspires people to achieve incredible results.'--Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People'The story of Southwest Airlines is as much fun to read as it is reader friendly and useful. I promise you, it's a blueprint for all organizations that want to succeed--not just airlines.'--Warren Bennis, author of On Becoming a LeaderRated the #1 Company to Work for in America by Fortune magazine Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Faro

Pdf Transportation Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Faro

Pdf:Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of the El Faro.On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in 35 years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation system, and cutting-edge weather forecasting could suddenly vanish - until now. Relying on hundreds of exclusive interviews with family members and maritime experts, as well as the words of the crew members themselves - whose conversations were captured by the ship's data recorder - journalist Rachel Slade unravels the mystery of the sinking of El Faro. As she recounts the final 24 hours onboard, Slade vividly depicts the officers' anguish and fear as they struggled to carry out Captain Michael Davidson's increasingly bizarre commands, which, they knew, would steer them straight into the eye of the storm. Taking a hard look at America's aging merchant marine fleet, Slade also reveals the truth about modern shipping - a cut-throat industry plagued by razor-thin profits and ever more violent hurricanes fueled by global warming. A richly reported account of a singular tragedy, Into the Raging Sea takes us into the heart of an age-old American industry, casting new light on the hardworking men and women who paid the ultimate price in the name of profit.

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Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

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Pdf:Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections.For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the web's popular "Ask the Pilot" feature, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety The real story on congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airport The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service Cockpit Confidential covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying but also the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying.

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The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America

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Pdf:The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America.The dramatic story of the explosive 1894 clash of industry, labor, and government that shook the nation and marked a turning point for AmericaThe Edge of Anarchy offers a vivid account of the greatest uprising of working people in American history. At the pinnacle of the Gilded Age, a boycott of Pullman sleeping cars by hundreds of thousands of railroad employees brought commerce to a standstill across much of the country. Famine threatened, riots broke out along the rail lines. Soon the US Army was on the march and gunfire rang from the streets of major cities. This epochal tale offers fascinating portraits of two iconic characters of the age. George Pullman, who amassed a fortune by making train travel a pleasure, thought the model town that he built for his workers would erase urban squalor. Eugene Debs, founder of the nation's first industrial union, was determined to wrench power away from the reigning plutocrats. The clash between the two men's conflicting ideals pushed the country to what the US attorney general called "the ragged edge of anarchy."Many of the themes of The Edge of Anarchy could be taken from today's headlines - upheaval in America's industrial heartland, wage stagnation, breakneck technological change, and festering conflict over race, immigration, and inequality. With the country now in a New Gilded Age, this look back at the violent conflict of an earlier era offers illuminating perspectives along with a breathtaking story of a nation on the edge.

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Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate

Pdf Transportation Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate

Pdf:Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate.Review “Consistently absorbing…Timely as well as deft…George's spirited book cracks open a vast, treacherous and largely ignored world.” ―The New York Times“Engrossing and revelatory…George not only explores a little-known world of commerce but also introduces readers to the many people who make shipping possible. That she does so with great empathy and self-effacing humor, much like Mary Roach, makes her subjects especially appealing.… George's book is packed with telling anecdotes and detailed accounts, some funny, some shocking. If there's a downside to her seafaring, it's that it comes to an end too soon.” ―San Francisco Chronicle“A fascinating account of the international ocean shipping industry and the arena it operates in, the largely ungoverned open seas.” ―The Seattle Times“Mind-blowing…With its wide scope, voice of intellectual curiosity, and inter-ocean adventure, the book is reminiscent of Donovan Hohn's popular Moby Duck.” ―The Atlantic“Fabulous.” ―Time“Heart-stopping, mind-boggling... A superb book, well-written and bravely researched at sea.” ―Energy Metro Desk“Worth comparing to John McPhee's Looking for a Ship…Offers a fascinating look at an anonymous industry affecting our daily lives, and gives a personal face to those working in that industry.” ―The Daily News (Galveston)“Consistently illuminating in-depth analysis…An eye-opening maritime exposé.” ―Kirkus Reviews“Rose George beautifully captures the surprising nuances of this little-known world: beauty and privation, pathos and greed, tragedy and hilarity. Her strong, spare, gleaming prose steams along, powered by curiosity, compassion, outrage. As a writer, a reporter, and a human being, George is--stand by for nautical term--First Rate.” ―Mary Roach, author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal“For a modern seafaring adventure, there couldn't be a better guide than Rose George. Her intelligence, curiosity, and compassion shine through on every page to reveal a fascinating world that no one knows about, though it is fundamental to our economy and way of life.” ―Chris Anderson, curator, TED Conference“The two greatest stories are supposed to be ‘A man goes on a journey' and ‘A stranger comes to town.' In this enthralling, literally wide-ranging book, Rose George tells both: she goes on a voyage that few other journalists have accomplished, and she unveils the unknown seafarers who bring us all the world's goods. Her sympathetic, deeply reported, and unexpectedly poignant account reveals the private, prickly, brave tribe on which much of our daily lives, and most of the world's interlinked economies, depend.” ―Maryn McKenna, author of Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA“To the classic incredible journeys--Moby Dick, Two Years Before the Mast--Rose George adds another, her voyage round the world aboard a container ship, revealing what happens before the big bang of merchandise explodes from the high seas into civilization via cargo containers holding thousands of sneakers, millions of plastic bags, and trillions of other products.” ―Curtis C. Ebbesmeyer, coauthor of Flotsametrics and the Floating World“The best books make you think about our world in a new way, and Ninety Percent of Everything is definitely one of those books. In this smart, lucid, and often beautiful investigation of the little-known world of freight shipping, Rose George finds new ways to illuminate our impact on the planet and explore that restless sense of motion that so often defines who are.” ―Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York“Rose George, with her precise and beautiful clarity of prose, has now fired a brilliant star-shell over the wine-dark sea and the ships that pass in its night, illuminating the details of the invisible ocean industry that is, and always will be, essential to all of us.” ―Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories Read more About the Author Rose George is the author of Ninety Percent of Everything: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate, The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters and A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World. A freelance journalist, she has written for The New York Times, Slate, Harpers, and the Financial Times. She lives in London. Read more

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

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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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EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse (Prepping For Tomorrow Book 1)

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Pdf:EMP: Electromagnetic Pulse (Prepping For Tomorrow Book 1).I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. ~ Albert EinsteinFrom the author of CYBER WARFARE, Bobby Akart brings a poignant analysis of the threats our nation faces from a devastating Electromagnetic Pulse attack with:EMP: A threat from above to America's soft underbelly below. The clock is ticking.In poll after poll, one of the threats facing our nation is the use of an electromagnetic pulse weapon to cause a grid down scenario. There are many bad actors on the international stage capable of terrorism on a massive scale. The list is long, including Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria and now even terrorist groups like ISIS. Each is capable of wreaking havoc in the US by shutting down our power grid and enjoying the resulting chaos.EMP is a primer on the threats we face as a nation from the bad actors mentioned above. It explores the history of the electromagnetic pulse technology, and discusses its use for both military and non-military purposes.ABOUT THE PREPPING FOR TOMORROW SERIESFreedom Preppers came together in 2011 to share research with others on the subject of prepping. Originally designed as an informational website, FreedomPreppers.com quickly grew in prominence as its articles on preparedness were shared around the web. The goal of the Prepping for Tomorrow series is twofold. First, provide a detailed analysis of the threats we face as Americans. Second, give new and seasoned preppers alike the opportunity to enhance their preparedness plan with this knowledge.

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Building Products for the Enterprise: Product Management in Enterprise Software

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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 Transportation 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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Weekly Planner 2019: Calendar Schedule Organizer and Daily Planner With Inspirational Quotes And Dotted Cover | January to December 2019

Pdf Transportation Weekly Planner 2019: Calendar Schedule Organizer and Daily Planner With Inspirational Quotes And Dotted Cover |  January to December 2019

Pdf:Weekly Planner 2019: Calendar Schedule Organizer and Daily Planner With Inspirational Quotes And Dotted Cover | January to December 2019.| New Weekly and Daily Planner 2019 | Schedule Organizer and Calendar | January 2019 through December 2019Weekly & Academic Planner for 2019. There are Daily, Weekly spaces to write your notes. There is also a section for new contacts & addresses and timetables. The weekly can be used as daily, weekly & monthly planner.This Personal Calendar Planner Contains:Premium matte cover designPrinted on high quality 60# interior stockPerfectly sized at 6 x 9 inchesGet your Agenda & Weekly Planner now!

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The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution

Pdf Transportation The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution

Pdf:The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution.Review The Simple Life Guide To RV Living: The Road to Freedom and the Mobile Lifestyle Revolution by Gary Collins is the follow-up to the author's first DIY self-help guide Going off the Grid. Collins doesn't mince words in this straightforward manual for those looking to downsize and live freely, even if that freedom doesn't mean a 24/7 life on the road. With tips on how to transition to living with less space and less stuff, which ultimately means little to no debt (yes, really), and real life lessons that contribute toward a comprehensive assessment of the realities of living on the road (both good and bad), Collins provides readers with a practical approach to a nomadic lifestyle. The simple life isn't so simple, as it turns out...not at first, at least. It's refreshing to be told Collins' story firsthand and understanding the undercurrent that eventually resulted in a complete change of life. He doesn't quibble in laying mistakes he's made out on the table (or in other places that may or may not involve human fecal matter and a sewage hose), and in doing so he gives the rest of us hope. It will take a moment or two to grow accustomed to his writing style,but it quickly becomes friendly and engaging. It reads like a series of blog posts: informative, oftentimes funny, and with a ring of familiarity toward the reader and the subject matter. The Simple Life Guide To RV Living is an excellent resource for people who are tired of the everyday grind of urban living, but frankly, I'd recommend it even to people who are thinking of buying an RV for the weekends. - Reviewed By Jamie Michele 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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The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

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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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 Transportation 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 o