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The Infinite Bit: An Inside Story of Digital Technology
Price: Free! Words: 223,720. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / Digital, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Telecommunications
This book is the story of digital technology from a scientific and engineering perspective. It brings to the reader the wonders of science and the ingenuity in engineering. It shows that technology is not just a tool but also an interesting process, from the early days of telegraphy to the modern Internet.
Historia del Movimiento Ambiental en Puerto Rico
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 207,970. Language: Spanish. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Environmental / General
El libro narra el movimiento ambiental en Puerto Rico. Contiene antecedentes históricos y describe eventos impactantes, como los casos del derrame de petróleo del Zoe Colocotronis, estableciendo un precedente legal mundial de costos ambientales y el impacto del bombardeo en Vieques. Describe creación de agencias ambientales, sus ejecutorias y recopila datos, anécdotas y éxitos del movimiento.
Nuclear Fusion Energy Encyclopedia: ITER Project, Burning Plasma, American and International Fusion Research Facilities, Spinoffs, FESAC Reports, Toroidal Magnetic Fusion
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 673,990. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Nuclear, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Nuclear
With twenty-six chapters and thousands of pages of text, this unique compilation of official information provides an incredibly comprehensive overview of all aspects of the worlds' quest for nuclear fusion energy, including the ambitious ITER experimental burning plasma project, U.S. fusion research and facilities, international efforts in China, Russia, South Korea, and other countries, and more.
Deadly Auroras? The Carrington Event Threat: Solar Superstorms and the Risk of Devastating Blackouts and Electric Grid Damage from Massive Geomagnetic Disturbances (GMD)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 241,880. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electrical
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.
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
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 335,960. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / General, Nonfiction » History » Military
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.
21st Century U.S. Military Documents: Air Force E-3 AWACS Sentry Aircraft - Operations Procedures, Aircrew Evaluation Criteria, Aircrew Training Flying Operations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 106,530. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
Three Air Force documents provide unique information about USAF operations of the E-3 aircraft.
Miracle on the Hudson: Official Reports on US Airways Flight 1549 Ditching in the Hudson River, January 2009, Captain Sullenberger, Bird Strike Risk to Aircraft
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 155,280. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The complete story of the amazing flight of US Airways 1549 is contained in this reproduction of the official National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report on the incident, along with the transcript of a hearing before a House of Representatives committee.
Complete Guide to the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) - History from Atomic Reactors to Nuclear Waste Cleanup, Rickover and the Nuclear Navy, SL-1 Fatal Reactor Accident, Uranium and Plutonium
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 232,620. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Nuclear
Two comprehensive histories of the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) provide extensive information about the lab's role in the development of nuclear reactors and other technologies, covering the period from before its establishment in 1949 through 2010.
The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 282,240. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History
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
Army Engineers in New England 1775-1975: The Military and Civil Work of the Corps of Engineers in New England, Revolutionary War, George Washington, Dredging, Flood Protection, Boston Harbor
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 103,880. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / General
This is the story of the Corps' service and accomplishments in New England from the Battle of Bunker Hill to the present. Relating the activities of the Corps to broader regional and national developments, the book should appeal to a general audience as well as to specialists.
Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership, Military Space Programs, Sputnik through the Age of Apollo and the Gulf War
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 168,520. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Military Science
Beyond Horizons: A Half Century of Air Force Space Leadership is a study of the United States Air Force in space. Of all the military services, the Air Force has been preeminently involved for the past fifty years in initiating, developing, and applying the technology of space-based systems in support of the nation's national security.
Big Dam Era: A Legislative and Institutional History of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program - Flood Control, Missouri River Valley, Water Resources Development
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 113,640. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Flood Control
This is the story of the Missouri River Division's sixty year relationship with one of America's greatest rivers — the wide Missouri. The story begins in 1933 with the construction of Fort Peck Dam in Montana and the establishment of the Missouri River Division in Kansas City.
The United States Army Air Arm - April 1861 to April 1917, Wright Brothers, Curtiss and Burgess Airplanes, Air Fatalities, Balloons, Airships, Early Planes, Signal Corps, Aviation School
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 177,980. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This important official monograph recounts the development of aviation in the United States Army from April 1861, when the Army first became interested in balloons as a means of observation, to April 1917, when America entered World War I.
Nuclear Fuel and Waste: The Report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, Senate Hearings, Comprehensive Information on Yucca Mountain, Fukushima, Reactors, Radiation Issues
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 293,830. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Nuclear
This reproduction of the full report of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future (BRC), issued in 2012, provides comprehensive information on the management of the nuclear reactor fuel cycle and the disposal of radioactive waste, with insights provided by the Fukushima accident. Senate hearings about the report are also included.
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Research and Safety Issues: Government Oversight Hearings and Reports, NNI, Priorities for the Future
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 163,950. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Nanotechnology & MEMS
Congressional hearings and GAO reports provide a great overview of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and government regulation of environmental, health, and safety issues about nanomaterials.
Enduring Quests, Daring Visions: NASA Astrophysics in the Next Three Decades - The Search for Life and Exoplanets, History of Galaxies, Origin and Fate of the Universe
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 114,460. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This roadmap, released in early 2014, presents a science-driven 30-year vision for the future of NASA Astrophysics that builds on recent remarkable discoveries to address three defining questions: Are we alone? How did we get here? How does the universe work?
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Dr. James R. Hansen and his collaborators do more than just document the last century of flight. They go back and expertly trace the historical origins of what made the first heavier-than-air, controlled, powered airplane flight possible on 17 December 1903.
2013 NASA Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP) Annual Report, Issued January 2014 - International Space Station, Commercial Crew Risk and Budget, SpaceX, Exploration Program
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,350. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The 2013 report by the ASAP safety advisory panel to NASA, released in January 2014, presents findings on various important spaceflight safety topics, including the Commercial Crew Program and the Space Launch System (SLS).
Advanced Manufacturing: National Strategic Plan, Manufacturing Innovation, Infrastructure and Facilities, Additive (3D) Manufacturing, National Bioeconomy Blueprint, Domestic Technology
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 152,870. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Manufacturing
This impressive collection of federal reports and plans provides a complete overview of the outlook for advanced manufacturing in America, including 3D printing and additive manufacturing.