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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
The Federal Aviation Administration's Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel in the field of aviation. Topics covered include: Ground operationsCockpit managementThe four..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
An illuminating look at the monumental inventions of the Middle Ages, by the authors of Life in a Medieval Castle. NUME CARTE: Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel, PaperbackISBN: 0060925817PRET EDITURA: 67.99AUTOR(i): Joseph GiesEDITURA: Harper PerennialCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Octombrie 1995DATA..
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..
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 ..
This volume features computational tools that can be applied directly and are explained with simple calculations, plus an emphasis on control system principles and ideas. Includes worked examples, MATLAB macros, and solutions manual. NUME CARTE: Computer-Controlled Systems: Theory and Design, Paperb..
Over the years the B-32 has been described only in a small number of magazine articles and in a booklet that have generally given a superficial and incomplete account, maligning the bomber, fairly or not, as a mediocre design besieged with developmental problems and a lackluster combat record. Conso..
Scottie Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life in Pheonix until her husband, Greg, got into a near-fatal car accident. While recovering, he became convinced that they needed a change and a simpler way of life, one more connected with nature and with each other. So, driven by a desire to c..
With the decline of family farms and rural communities and the rise of corporate farming and the resulting environmental degradation, American agriculture is in crisis. But this crisis offers the opportunity to rethink agriculture in sustainable terms. Here one of the most eloquent and influential p..
Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret file..
The father of virtual reality explains its dazzling possibilities by reflecting on his own lifelong relationship with technologyBridging the gap between tech mania and the experience of being inside the human body, Dawn of the New Everything is a look at what it means to be human at a moment of unpr..
Acquire more space and longer towns and runs with multiple decks. Tony Koester walks you through design, options, lighting and wiring considerations, the where and when sequence, as well as the all-important construction techniques. NUME CARTE: Designing & Building Multi-Deck Model Railroads: How to..
This definitive do-it-yourself book on creating and testing all kinds of speaker systems is updated to cover the latest makes and models. It also includes new speaker tests, expanded information on crossover networks, techniques for designing double-chamber reflex enclosures, practical rather than t..
``Electromagnetics is by no means an easy subject to grasp. Teaching materials in the discipline must be carefully prepared and organized to help guide students to success. Not only should such materials offer comprehensive mathematics and strong physical insights, they should also present alternati..
A comprehensive collection of 8 books in 1 offering electronics guidance that can't be found anywhere else If you know a breadboard from a breadbox but want to take your hobby electronics skills to the next level, this is the only reference you need. Electronics All-in-One For Dummies has done the ..
The book introduces basic programming of ARM Cortex-M cores in assembly and C at the register level, and the fundamentals of embedded system design. It presents basic concepts such as data representations (integer, fixed-point, floating-point), assembly instructions, stack, and implementing basic co..
All the information you need to operate safely in US airspace, fully updated. If you're an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today's environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system. In the newest e..
The For Pros By Pros titles are compilations of articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, selected by the editors of the magazine and organized by subject. New articles from recent issues of the magazine have been added to this edition of Finish Carpentry. Updated and redesigned throughout, this boo..
This training guide diminishes the dangers and doubles the thrill--and safety--of flying single-engine aircraft at high altitudes in mountainous regions. Logically organized by phases of flight--from preflight preparation to landings--the author combines statistics, techniques, and examples of actio..