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21st Century Complete Guide to Natural Gas Vehicles - Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFV), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), Technology, Safety, Refueling Issues
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 148,390. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Fossil Fuels
This comprehensive and up-to-date ebook provides a unique guide to natural gas vehicles, compiling ten official documents with details of every aspect of the issue: CNG and LNG designs, success stories, references, information on safety and refueling issues, and much more.
North American Contraflow Masonry Heater Glossary of Terms
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Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks and Manuals
A glossary of English language terms for the construction and operation of masonry heaters. Intended for use with current and upcoming electronic pamphlets by Pyromasse Publications. The North American Contraflow Masonry Heater Glossary of Terms lists alphabetically the most commonly used terms for materials, construction technique and operation. This e pamphlet is available at no cost.
21st Century Complete Guide to Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): Nuclear Weapon Effects (NWE) and the Threat to the Electric Grid and Critical Infrastructure, HEMP, EMI, Microwave Devices
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Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 335,960. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / General
This revised, up-to-date, and comprehensive ebook presents a superb collection of authoritative documents detailing the threat posed by electromagnetic pulse (EMP) caused by nuclear weapons and geomagnetic storms.
NASA Space Technology Report: Deep Space Habitat Concept of Operations for Transit Mission Phases - Mars, Phobos / Deimos, Near Earth Asteroid, Habitats, Crew Systems
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This document describes a concept of operations (ConOps) for a habitat element to be used by human crews on future deep space missions; that is, missions well beyond the low Earth orbit of Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions of the past few decades.
Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Apollo Meteoroid Shielding Design and Analysis at the Manned Spacecraft Center
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Apollo program drove the development of spacecraft meteoroid protection in the U.S. and provided the core technology used on succeeding space programs. The uncertain likelihood of a mission-ending collision with a meteoroid and the unknown consequences of a collision with particles at the very large speeds typical of meteoroids made it crucial to better understand the risk of meteoroid impact.
NASA Space Technology Report - Zero G and Other Microgravity Simulations, Human Health and Performance, Experiments including Frying an Egg in Space
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,870. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This document represents a summary of medical and scientific evaluations conducted on board the Zero G and other NASA sponsored aircraft from June 2011 to June 2012. A general overview of investigations manifested and coordinated by the Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Division is included.
NASA Space Technology Reports - Astronaut Health and Medical Issues, Long-Duration Mission Countermeasures, Cancer, Mental Health, Dental, Injuries and Illness, Training, Carbon Dioxide
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,870. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Twelve NASA research papers provide unique and up-to-date information about space medicine issues that face astronauts on long-duration missions.
NASA Space Technology Report - Desert Research and Technology Studies (DRATS) 2009: A 14-Day Evaluation of the Space Exploration Vehicle Prototype in a Lunar Analog Environment
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,920. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) concept is an integral part of NASA's plans for future human space exploration. Each SEV includes a small pressurized cabin to safely sustain two crewmembers for 14 to 28 days.
The SatNav Users Guide to Navigation and Mapping Using GPS
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,080. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Navigation
An integrated GPS, navigation and mapping book on the principles behind satellite navigation systems. What goes into making that little screen in your vehicle work? Here this marvellous technology is explained.
NASA Space Technology Report - Antarctic Exploration Parallels for Future Human Planetary Exploration: The Role and Utility of Long Range, Long Duration Traverses
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 39,300. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This report describes a two-day workshop at the NASA Johnson Space Center discussing lessons learned from traverses, driven largely by science objectives, in the Earth's polar regions.
The QSL Book
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Radio
An eBook to help new and not so new hams with the chores of sending and receiving QSL cards for ham radio contacts.
Deadly Auroras? The Carrington Event Threat: Solar Superstorms and the Risk of Devastating Blackouts and Electric Grid Damage from Massive Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 241,880. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This comprehensive and up-to-date ebook presents the complex story behind the threat posed by massive solar storms to the electric grid. There is growing concern that a repeat of the colossal "Carrington-event" storm of 1859, or even the lesser 1921 solar storm, could wreak unprecedented havoc on America's electric power system, potentially causing prolonged blackouts.
Risky Business (How to Build a Risk Matrix)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Christopher Jackson-Ash. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Engineering (General)
Everyone needs to do risk assessment. You can’t do good work with poor tools and the risk matrices used by many companies are poorly designed and often misunderstood by the people who use them. If you need to build a well-designed and highly-functional risk matrix, you need to read this book.
Solar Electricity Generation System with a DIY Sun-Tracking Proposition
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Series: Science & Technology, Book 1. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: American English. Published: July 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electrical
Energy from the Sun is freely available to most of the humanity while it is getting costlier from the electricity grids. The book informs the readers about generation of electricity from the Sun makes a proposition of a DIY project. The book provides all the useful information about power from the Sun and by using the proposition, a reader may find freedom, ease and economy in use of electricity.
Управление твердыми отходами в субъекте федерации
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 49,050. Language: Russian. Published: July 27, 2013 by T/O "Neformat". Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / Pollution Control
The monograph is devoted to the analysis of methodological approaches in the management of municipal solid waste.
SPFA - Samobieżna Artyleria Lufowa
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,570. Language: Polish. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » General
W trzecim tomie serii "Przegląd techniki wojskowej XXI" zaprezentowano przedstawicieli "królowej pola walki", jak ją niegdyś nazywano, czyli artylerii. W książce przedstawiono dwadzieścia nowoczesnych dział samobieżnych: armat, armatohaubic, haubic i moździerzy.
MRAP - Samochody Minoodporne
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,550. Language: Polish. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » General
Kołowe pojazdy minoodporne i chroniące przed zasadzkami (MRAP – Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) to najmłodsze wozy bojowe jakie pojawiły się w arsenałach armii zachodnich przed kilku laty. Pojazdy te mają konstrukcję zabezpieczającą ich załogi przed skutkami eksplozji min i improwizowanych ładunków wybuchowych. Warstwa tekstowa książki wzbogacona jest licznymi kolorowymi fotografiami.
MBT - Czołgi Podstawowe
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,590. Language: Polish. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » General
Oto druga książka z serii "Przegląd techniki wojskowej XXI". Drugi tom poświęcony jest fortecom na gąsienicach czyli czołgom podstawowym. W książce zaprezentowanych zostało siedemnaście współczesnych czołgów reprezentujących producentów z trzynastu krajów. Części opisowej pancernych pojazdów oraz danym taktyczno-technicznym towarzyszą kolorowe fotografie oraz słowniczek.
The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 282,240. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Guaranteed to keep you up long after prime time, The Box re-creates the old-time TV years through more than three hundred interviews with those who invented, manufactured, advertised, produced, directed, wrote, and acted in them. “Wondrous... An oral scrapbook of the pioneering days of our video nation” —The New York Times Book Review
MRAPs - Main Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,960. Language: American English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Technical Writing
MRAPs (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles) are the youngest battle vehicles that have been entered on battlefields of 21st century. This book describes seventeen MRAP vehicles and there are its history, specifications and graphics.