A handy field guide for the best stargazing experience whether in your own back yard, camping, or travelling--including information showing you which planets, constellations, stars, and manmade objects you can see with a telescope, or just your naked eye The night sky is full of amazing things to s..
Current installation costs for all common electrical work: conduit, wire, boxes, fixtures, switches, outlets, loadcenters, panelboards, raceway, duct, signal systems, and more. Provides material costs, manhours per unit, and total installed cost. Explains what you should know to estimate each part o..
Master the art of 3D printing with step-by-step tutorials and DIY projects Are you ready to join the new industrial revolution? 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot reveals how to turn your ideas into physical products that you can use or sell You'll learn how to operate powerful..
Epicyclic trains, oblique rollers, trip hammers, and lazy-tongs are among the ingenious mechanisms defined and illustrated in this intriguing collection. Spanning the first century of the Industrial Revolution, this 1868 compilation features simplified, concise illustrations of the mechanisms used i..
Whether you have a few acres of trees in the suburbs or a small commercial forest, you can encourage a healthy and sustainable ecosystem through proper woodland management. This introductory guide shows you how to identify the type, health, and quality of your trees and suggests strategies for keepi..
Within formal organizations like the military, individuals in charge rely on two sources of authority to get the job done: granted statutory power and personal power, which is gained by earning trust. Good leaders use both. In A Military Leadership Notebook, Walter F. Ulmer Jr., who retired from the..
A comprehensive study of wetlands flora encompassing all members of the plant and fungi kingdoms. These include poisonous, hallucinogenic, medicinal and edible plant life as well as native and non-native plants that have the potential to become troublesome weed species. NUME CARTE: A Naturalist's Gu..
Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this text introduces theoretical and practical aspects of adaptive control. It offers an excellent perspective on techniques as well as an active knowledge of key approaches. Readers will acquire a well-developed sense of when to use adapti..
Aerodynamics is the study of forces and the resulting motion of objects through the air. Judging from the story of Daedalus and Icarus, humans have been interested in aerodynamics and flying for thousands of years, although flying in a heavier-than-air machine has been possible only in the last hund..
This textbook presents the elements of applied aerodynamics and aeronautical engineering which relate directly to flight training and general flight operations. Originally published by the U.S. Navy and revised in 1965. A long-established U.S. Navy publication also used by the U.S. Air Force as well..
Whether a Part 121 airline or a Part 135 charter operator, in the aviation industry a company survives by its compliance with the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, or ``FARs.`` Air Carrier Operations introduces aviation students to the significant FARs affecting airline operations. Using this..
Part of a series designed to prepare applicants who are seeking Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifications for the full range of material, this guide offers current test questions, answers, detailed explanations, illustrations, and oral and practical study outlines to the FAA's Airframe Kn..
This textbook covers the middle section of the FAA's required curriculum for Aviation Maintenance Technicians overview of airframe construction theory, maintenance, and inspection. Containing up-to-date information 147 requirements and Subject Matter Knowledge Codes from the FAA mechanics knowledge ..
A study guide to instill confidence for a successful airline checkride All kinds of technical questions can be asked in an airline interview...yet there is a specific approach a pilot applicant should take in preparing for this part of the hiring process. In this book, author Ron McElroy gives reade..
Applicants studying for the Airline Transport Pilot and Aircraft Dispatcher Knowledge Exams will find sample questions for every question in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exam database along with their answers and explanations, in this guide. All of the more than 900 questions from the e..
The FAA's Airplane Flying Handbook has been required reading for all pilots for over 40 years, and introduces the basic pilot skills and knowledge essential for piloting airplanes. It benefits student pilots just beginning their aviation endeavors, as well as pilots preparing for additional certific..
A provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forces behind the creation of America's motion picture industry. The names Harry Cohn, William Fox, Carl Laemmle, Louis B. Mayer, Jack and Harry Warner, and Adolph Zucker are giants in the..
This second volume of the -Arduino Project Handbook delivers 25 more -beginner-friendly electronics projects. Get up and running with a crash course on the Arduino, and then pick any project that sparks your interest and start making Each project includes cost and time estimates, simple instruction..
For the first time, scientists could have the knowledge to prevent a natural disaster epic in scale--an asteroid hitting the earth and in this exciting, adventuresome book, Carrie Nugent explains how. What are asteroids, and where do they come from? And, most urgently: Are they going to hit the Eart..
A reference you'll warm up to From the background and basics of heating systems to the newest chip-based technology, this first volume of Audel's HVAC Library gives you comprehensive information you need on the job. Whether you're installing, servicing, repairing, or troubleshooting an old or new h..
This tool needs no maintenance Fully revised and updated, this convenient guide covers the latest industrial equipment as well as all the tools and machines prevalent in older plants, even those from the early 1970s and before. Your complete reference tool * Discusses machinery installation, weldi..
The Aviation Instructor's Handbook was developed by the FAA in order to help beginning ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors understand the basics of flight instruction. This handbook provides aviation instructors with up-to-date information on learning and tea..
Designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors, this Aviation Instructor's Handbook was developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in cooperation with aviation educators and industry to help beginning instructors understand and apply the fundame..
This new FAA AMT Handbook--Airframe Volume 2 is one of two volumes that replace and supersede Advisory Circular (AC) 65-15A. Completely revised and updated, this handbook reflects current operating procedures, regulations, and equipment. This book was developed as part of a series of handbooks for p..
The oral and practical exams are the last steps for certification of an Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT). The AMT Oral & Practical Exam Guide by industry expert Dale Crane (edited by Raymond E. Thompson) will prepare the reader for the General, Airframe, and Powerplant exams. This book includes..
A core reference manual for mechanics, aircraft owners, and pilots, this book compiles specs from stacks of reference books and government publications into a handy, toolbox-size guide. Includes information critical to maintaining an aircraft. Your single source for: --applicable mathematics, conver..
Aviation Weather is a comprehensive resource for everything that pilots, students, and instructors need to know about navigating all types of weather safely. This book covers both visual (VMC) and instrument (IMC) meteorological conditions, and does so using detailed illustrations and diagrams. Subj..
Long the primary reference for anyone who keeps animals as a sustainable food source, this latest edition comes with a beautiful new design and includes up-to-date information on breeding, feeding, disease prevention, housing, and management. Complete with clarifying diagrams, full color photography..
This updated edition is an introduction appropriate for both the student and hobbyist to the theory and practice of electronics. It leads the reader through introductory understanding of the science underlying electronics, building basic circuits, learning the roles of the components, the applicatio..
A classic of military thought that merits a place alongside the works of Clausewitz and Sun Tzu, Battle Studies was first published in Paris ten years after the death of its author, French army officer Charles Ardant du Picq (1821-1870). Updated to provide a more complete and accurate biographical a..
What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this question in mind, MIT graduate Eric Brende flipped the switch on technology. He and his wife, Mary, ditched their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or ``hooked to the grid,`` and spent eighteen mon..
Beyond Control reveals the Mississippi as a waterway of change, unnaturally confined by ever-larger levees and control structures. During the great flood of 1973, the current scoured a hole beneath the main structure near Baton Rouge and enlarged a pre-existing football-field-size crater. That night..
We are at the cusp of a golden age in space science, as increasingly more entrepreneurs--Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos--are seduced by the commercial potential of human access to space. But Beyond Earth does not offer another wide-eyed technology fantasy: instead, it is grounded not only in..
Genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature. Life itself is being colonized, according to renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva. The resistance to this biopiracy, she argues, is the struggle to c..
This self-teaching guide explains the basic concepts and fundamentals in all the major subtopics of biotechnology. The content advances logically from the basics of molecular and cellular biology to more complex topics such as DNA, reproductive cloning, experimental procedures, infectious diseases, ..
Improve Your Ability to Read and Interpret All Types of Construction Drawings Blueprint Reading is a step-by-step guide to reading and interpreting all types of construction drawings. Filled with hundreds of illustrations and study questions, this easy-to-use resource offers a complete overview of c..
If you like tinkering with widgets, wing nuts, gadgets, and gauges, you've picked up the right book. In Build It, you'll invent a trash grabber, a newspaper fort, a coin sorter, and other amazing contraptions. When it comes to inventing, your imagination has no limits NUME CARTE: Build It: Invent Ne..
Explains the science and technology behind robots, and shows you what materials you need to build and program a robot for home, school, and competition. NUME CARTE: Build Your Own Combat Robot, PaperbackISBN: 0072194642PRET EDITURA: 123.99AUTOR(i): Pete MilesEDITURA: McGraw-Hill/Osborne MediaCOPERTA..
Military personnel and their families face innumerable challenges. Deployed soldiers are exposed to a wide range of stressors, from the continuous, low-level experience of living in a strange and austere environment for a lengthy period of time, to acute, traumatic events that occur during combat, a..
Learn how to humanely slaughter cattle and butcher your own beef. In this straightforward guide, Adam Danforth provides clear instructions and step-by-step photography of the entire butchering process, from creating the right preslaughter conditions through killing, skinning, keeping cold, breaking ..
Texas hosts an unparalleled number of butterfly species, and whether one lives near the beaches of the Gulf Coast or in the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, all Texans can enjoy the color and tranquility that butterflies bring to any outdoor space. In Butterfly Gardening for Texas, author and expert Ge..
Don't leave shore without this easy-to-use celestial favorite navigation primer--it could save your life Huge advances in electronic navigation since the original publication of Celestial Navigation have transported offshore navigators to a world of press-button convenience. Traditional navigation s..
Subjects covered in detail include an overall description of the aircraft, limitations, handling characteristics, and loading/performance data. All the information is gleaned from flying experiences by experts in the industry, and is presented in an easy-to-read format. Pilots will find each guide i..
The Chicago Food Encyclopedia is a far-ranging portrait of an American culinary paradise. Hundreds of entries deliver all of the visionary restauranteurs, Michelin superstars, beloved haunts, and food companies of today and yesterday. More than 100 sumptuous images include thirty full-color photogra..
Your backyard can be the source of the best eggs and meat you've ever tasted. The answer is chickens--endearing birds that require but a modest outlay of time, space and food.As they learned to raise chickens, Gail and Rick Luttmann came to realize the need for a comprehensive but clear and nontechn..
Perhaps the most important book on military strategy ever written, Carl von Clausewitz s ``On War`` has influenced generations of generals and politicians, has been blamed for the unprecedented death tolls in the First and Second World Wars, and is required reading at military academies to this day...
Get an insider's view on the latest electrical codes--from the top resource used by electricians, contractors, and inspectors across the country. Whether you're renovating your home, selling it, or buying a new one, staying up on the latest electrical codes is critical business. What you don't know ..
The Airman Certification Standard (ACS) is the guide for aviation students, instructors, and FAA-designated examiners to know what pilot and industry license applicants must know, do, and consider for their FAA Knowledge Exam and practical (checkride), in order to earn a certificate or rating. This ..