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Flight Research: Problems Encountered and What They Should Teach Us - Lunar Landing Research Vehicle, X-15, YF-12 Blackbird, P-51 Mustang, Lifting Bodies
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 22,410. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Milt Thompson's account of lessons to be learned involves aspects of the history of flight research at what was then called the Flight Research Center and its predecessor organizations— redesignated in 1976 the Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center. Many fascinating topics are covered: lifting bodies, the P-51 Mustang, X-planes, XS-1, X-15, the YF-12 Blackbird, the Space Shuttle, and more.
Black Magic and Gremlins: Analog Flight Simulations at NASA's Flight Research Center (NASA SP-2000-4520), X-15 Simulator, Lifting Body Simulation, Short Take-off and Landing, Boost Vehicles
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,390. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This history of the Flight Research Center (FRC) Simulation Laboratory (FSL) describes the development of experimental flight-test simulators and the rapid evolution of the computers that made them run.
International Space Station (ISS) Systems Engineering Case Study: History and Development of the Station, Hardware and Software, Anomaly Resolution, Russian Participation
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,400. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This case study on the International Space Station considers what many believe to have been the ultimate international engineering project in history.
99 Cents Worth of Reasons that Cats are better than Dogs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
If you don't own this, you're with the dogs. This book is a short list of reasons why cats are better than dogs. It is a must-have for any would-be defender of the honor of cats.
Florestas, Ambiente e Sustentabilidade
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Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: Portuguese. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Forestry
Forest ecosystems in the district of Bragança provide a remarkable set of benefits to the society. In this work we analysed the major forest ecosystem services in the region based on the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment framework. We describe shortly the services of biodiversity maintenance, production of biomass for energy, mushrooms and other non-woody forest resources, regulation of atmospheric
Dog Aggression Problems Solved
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,880. Language: Australian English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Dogs are faithful companion animals. Their willingness to defend us, our property and our resources may endear them to us but can, at times, make life difficult. On occasion dogs may display a growl, a lunge, a bite or even a full-scale attack. This book by vet and animal behavioural specialis, Dr Joanne Righetti provides invaluable help and advice on how to manage this aggressive behaviour.
Honey Bees: An Essential Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Nature
An essential guide to honey bees – science, history, honey, beekeeping, the bee crisis – by author/beekeeper, Raymond Huber. Discover the bee dance; learn about bee intelligence and how to avoid stings. Get to know the hive members, their life cycle and honey making. Read about our 20000yr partnership with bees; their role in myths and language; why bees are disappearing and how you can help them.
Genetic Algorithms
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Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Robotics
Examines the application of genetic algorithms in order to solve technical problems. Provides a working case study of a robotic spider and how it can learn to walk without being instructed in physics or explicitly programmed to perform that function.
Hugh L. Dryden's Career in Aviation and Space - NACA Aeronautics, X-15 Rocketplane, NASA Mercury Astronaut and Apollo Lunar Landing Program
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This account of the life of Dr. Hugh Latimer Dryden describes his enormous contributions to aviation and space. Hugh Dryden was a research scientist of the highest order, an aeronautics pioneer, the Director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), and then the first NASA Deputy Administrator.
Army Research Laboratory Technical Report: Human Purposive Movement Theory (ARL-TR-5954) Ground Movement Detection and Identification Technologies Used in Military and Law Enforcement Settings
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
This report reviews the elements of the human purposive movement theory as well as the developmental and existing ground movement detection and identification technologies used to identify targets on the ground in military and law enforcement settings.
Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Programs and Research: Computing, Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences, Materials, Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, Mechanical Science, Environmental Sciences
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,480. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
This single-source document describes the research programs of the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). The mission of ARO, as part of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), is to execute the Army's extramural basic research program.
The story of Kah-Kah - A Gull and his Travels
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Birds
This true story, written from Kah-Kah the baby Seagull's diary, tells of how he was rescued as an orphan, was raised and finally released back into the wild, having been accepted by a local Flock. As far as I am aware, this has never been achieved before. I hope you enjoy my first little book.
Cold Nuclear Fusion
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Energy
Because obtaining the necessary huge temperature for hot fusion is still difficult, it is time to focus us on cold nuclear fusion. We need to bomb the fuel with accelerated deuterium nuclei. The fuel will be made from heavy water and lithium. The deuterium nuclei which will bomb the nuclear fuel, will be accelerated with the (least) energy which reject the two neighboring deuterium nuclei.
Géométrie maxwellienne augmentée de l'espace
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Series: Notre néocortex et la réalité physique objective, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,140. Language: French. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Electromagnetism
Modèle fondé sur la causalité conçu pour intégrer tous les cas non résolus par la Relativité Restreinte et la Relativité Générale en intégrant un effet relativiste dans les nucléons qui n'est pas pris en compte par ces théories, et qui réconcilie la Mécanique Quantique avec la causalité.
Hot Nuclear Fusion
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Energy
Since 1989 there are all sorts of scientists with all kinds of crafted devices, which declare that they can produce nuclear power obtained by cold fusion (using cold plasma). May be that these devices works, but their yield is probably too small, or at an enlarged scale these give not the expected results. This is the real reason why we can't use yet the survival fuel (the deuterium).
Mysteries Of Time Travel: 35 Cases Of Time Travel Intrusion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Time
Discover the Mysteries of Time Travel, and explore 35 true cases of: - The incredible Map of the Creator, a 120-million-year-old, aerial map - The 500- million-Year-old hammer - An ancient atomic war still making people sick today - Weather control experiment that killed 35 people in England - Ancient, micro-sized objects found in Russia - And so many more mysterious cases of time travel!
About Life Book I: Understanding Existence
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Price: Free! Words: 41,150. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Time
UNDERSTANDING EXISTENCE addresses issues such as why we exist? It is particularly for those who struggle to integrate the known facts of the sub-atomic world with the world we see around us, but without making simplistic newage inferences. It investigates the strange way life really works and how we already live interchangeably in physical reality, and a mysterious world that is unbounded.
The Beam
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 480. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
one of the closest encounters with an inteligent craft ever.
14 Fun Facts About the Solar System: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
You may think the Solar System consists of the sun and the eight planets that orbit around it. However, there are other things out there. There are comets, moons, asteroids, meteors, dust, ice, rock and much more. Plus there is a whole lot of man made junk. How much do you know about the solar system? Find out more in this fun fact-filled book!
14 Fun Facts About Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
How big is Jupiter compared to all the other planets in our solar system combined? Is there a surface to the planet Jupiter? Does Jupiter rotate faster of slower than any other planet in our solar system? Is Jupiter growing or shrinking? Learn the answer to these questions and many more fun facts in this 15-Minute Book. Find out more about Jupiter, our solar system's largest planet.