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Practical Statistical Process Control
Price: $19.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Colin Phillips. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Quality Control, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Sciences
Practical Statistical Process Control takes a graphical approach using a software tool called Minitab. The author concentrates on each step of using the technique with explanations along the way of each decision point. Readers will find this guide both practical and useful, with copious screenshots of the software in use and clear precise explanations.
Housing for the Urban Homeless
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Construction / General
This short technical paper describes a technology method for restoring old buildings at very low cost. These restored structures can be used to provide housing for the homeless. An example structure is provided along with the basic calculations.
The New Vauban: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Mining
Mobile towers suggested for defense over trenches in conventional warfare. Interchangeable body armor and shields through piecework parts. Mole machines, earthquake warfare and deep citadels reviewed and opined upon. Basics of fortification is discussed.
Papoose City
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,550. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Environment, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Petroleum
On August 1923 a gusher blew in, forever changing the lives of an Oklahoma farming community. Witness the birth and death of Papoose City, also known as Slick City. Experience the discovery of oil and the building of a gasoline plant. Then walk through the process of reclaiming the many acres of land damaged in the search for black gold. Follow the people who lived and worked there.
Central Valley Project: Bureau of Reclamation Reports on San Luis Unit, Auburn Dam, Corps of Engineers, Delta Division, Friant Division, Sacramento River Division, Shasta Division, Trinity Division
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,820. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Flood Control
Nine official project documents provide unique insights into the Central Valley Project of California. California`s Central Valley Basin includes two major watersheds--the Sacramento River on the north and the San Joaquin River on the south--plus the Tulare Lake Basin.
Bureau of Reclamation Colorado River Dams and Water Projects: Colorado River Project, Dallas Creek Project, Glen Canyon Unit, Smith Fork Project - History, Construction
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / Dams & Reservoirs
Four documents from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation provide unique insight into the history of Colorado River dams and water projects.
Military Testing Facilities and Equipment - Army Natick Soldier RD and E Center (NSRDEC): Human Systems, Clothing, Engineering, Polymer, Mechanical Testing and Analysis, Applied Science, Food
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,130. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » General
This booklet is provided to industry, academia and government agencies to show the testing facilities and capabilities that can be made available for use on a fee-for-service basis.
Commanders' Smartbook Equipment Catalog Army Natick Soldier RD and E Center (NSRDEC) - Field Services, Kitchen and Food, Latrines, Shelters, Heaters, Generators and Power Distribution Systems
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,320. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Industrial Technology
The US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center provides this widely distributed equipment catalog for information in obtaining urgently needed equipment and systems.
Glossary of Wildland Fire Terminology - Complete Guide to Terms and Definitions Used by Wildfire Management including Acronyms
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science
This glossary provides the wildland fire and incident management communities a single source document that covers wildland fire, prescribed fire, fire use and incident management terminology commonly used by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and its subgroups.
Changes, Challenges, Champions: A History of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District 2000 - 2011 - Iraq War, War on Terror, Post-Katrina Civil Works, Fort Bliss MILCON, Post-9/11
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 63,270. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Civil / General
The book is organized into five chapters and follows a roughly chronological narrative. The first chapter begins in early 2000, as Colonel James S. Weller relinquishes command to Colonel Gordon Wells, who discovers the true size and scope of the District's military and civil works responsibility as he leads the Fort Worth District into the twenty-first century.
NASA's Efforts to Identify Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and Mitigate Hazards - Asteroids, Meteors, Comets, Chelyabinsk-type Events, Problems with NEO Program, Management Issues
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,750. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This recently released audit report of the NASA Office of Inspector General provides unique information about NASA's efforts to identify Near-Earth Objects (NEOs).
V-22 Osprey Guidebook: Systems Descriptions, Mission Snapshots from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Haiti, Tactical, Operational, and Strategic Reach, Current and Future Capabilities, Suppliers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,520. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Military
The V-22 Osprey is the world's first production tiltrotor aircraft. Unlike any aircraft before it, the V-22 successfully blends the vertical flight capabilities of helicopters with the speed, range, altitude, and endurance of fixed-wing transports.
Synthetic Food Production: Solving Global Hunger
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Agronomy / Crop Science
This short technical paper presents a concept with the potential to solve the global hunger problem. A Synthetic Food Production facility is described which can provide daily food supplies for thousands of people at extremely low cost. Using the representative example, and 5 to 10 people operating the facility, it is possible to provide up to 10,000 ears (about 200 bushels) of corn per day.
Extending the Operational Life of the International Space Station (ISS) Until 2024 - Overly Optimistic Cost Projections, Technical Risks and Issues, Human Health Issues, Cargo Transport, Solar Panels
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 49,600. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This recently released audit report of the NASA Office of Inspector General provides unique information about the challenges facing NASA as it hopes to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024.
A Vehicle for Time Travel
Price: Free! Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This short technical note describes an approximate mathematical solution for Time Travel involving relativity and very brief time intervals. Basic configuration for a vehicle is shown. This paper will only be meaningful to those with a background in calculus, physics, and/or engineering. Each reader must comprehend that our universe blinks off and on, 1 trillion times each second (1.039 THz).
Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap FY2013-2038 - Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Drones, Unmanned Maritime Systems, Technologies, Logistics, Sustainment, Training, International, Foreign Sales
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,730. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Unmanned systems continue to deliver new and enhanced battlefield capabilities to the warfighter. While the demand for unmanned systems continues unabated today, a number of factors will influence unmanned program development in the future.
Miscellany 51: Apparent Wind Speed and True Wind Speed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This article describes the mathematical relationship of apparent wind speed and true wind speed, for a sailboat.
SSC JUNIOR ENGINEER (Electrical) - 2014
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electrical
The perfect guide to SSC Jr. Engineer (Electrical) Examination aspirants having a B.Tech or Diploma.
Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Fauna (Rainbow Series) - Wildfires and Wildlife, Habitat, Succession, Regional Variation in Fire Regimes, Direct Effects of Fire and Animal Responses
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,510. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science
As conceptual background, these books provide technical support to fire and resource managers for carrying out interdisciplinary planning, which is essential to managing wildlands in an ecosystem context. Planners and managers will find the series helpful in many aspects of ecosystem-based management.
Steve Jobs Bio: The Unauthorized Autobiography
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 72,170. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History
Steve Jobs in His Own Words. Get a unique insight into the mind of one of the most influential thinkers, creators and entrepreneurs of all time. The man responsible for ringing in the digital age, known for his perfectionist attitude and futuristic vision. Hear his story from the advent of the personal computer to revolutionizing the handheld industry with the iPod, iPhone, iPad and more...