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International Space Station (ISS) Systems Engineering Case Study: History and Development of the Station, Hardware and Software, Anomaly Resolution, Russian Participation
By Progressive Management
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.
National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan and Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) Infrastructure Plan - Air Traffic, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), NAS, Hypersonic Flight, Safety
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,240. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Two reports by the U.S. government outline current plans for aviation and aeronautics research programs, with input from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense (DoD), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The Wind and Beyond: A Documentary Journey into the History of Aerodynamics in America, Volume 1 - The Ascent of the Airplane
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 291,000. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
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.
Genetic Algorithms
By Isuru Abeysinghe
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
By Progressive Management
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.
Archie to SAM: A Short Operational History of Ground-Based Air Defense, From Guns to Missiles, Ballistic Missile Defense, Star Wars, Patriot, PAC-3, Arrow, Naval Developments, THAAD
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,680. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Archie to SAM is an update in 2005 to Kenneth Werrell's Archie, Flak, AAA, and SAM. He continues to study ground-based air defense systems in new events, including the Gulf War. In rescuing ground-based air defense systems from long neglect, Werrell delves into such topics as tactics, leadership, change, and innovation.
Amateur Radio Electronics V10 Home Study
By Clive W. Humphris
Series: Educational eBooks with accompanying software., Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Educational software
BUY THIS EBOOK AND GET $160 SOFTWARE FOR FREE! Amateur Radio Electronics V10 Home Study eBook covers all the topics of this popular software title used by hobbyists to achieve their Amateur Radio qualifications for over twenty years. Now published as a portable, learning, reference and subject revision guide students now have their own low-cost version as an eBook.
Basic Electronics - Book 2
By Paul Daak
Price: $18.99 USD. Words: 22,120. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics / Electricity
Basic Electronics Book 2 continues from where Book 1 left off. Many standard electronic components have stood the test of time and continue to play a major role in the industry. This book covers some of the more common components and discusses their practical uses. Like Book 1 this book has numerous charts and diagrams. Sample project diagrams are also included that utilize these components.
Factory farming and animal liberation: the New Zealand experience
By Michael Morris
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Agriculture / Agronomy / General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book describes the shocking ways factory farmed animals are treated in New Zealand, the lengths industry and government will go to maintain the status quo, and effective ways to make a difference for animals as individuals and as a society. The issues raised about exploitation, political influence and effective activism can be applied to many situations worldwide.
Free Energy Here and Now and then: Velocity power sources
By Patrick Sullivan
Price: Free! Words: 28,130. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
(1.00 from 1 review)
An overview of the free energy discoveries and developments from the laboratories of Michael Faraday who in the 1830s attempted to tap into high speed planetary motion. The modern design of the hex controller circuitry that has proven over unity free energy battery charging for over three years now. Here and now and then, free energy to make all of our dreams come true. Velocity power sources.
Combat Operations C3I: Fundamentals and Interactions - Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence
By Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,530. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
The author introduces basic definitions, functions, and processes of command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I). He develops a conceptual model of the combat operations process based on the American approach to war.
Transconductance Thermal Noise Model For Mosfets
By Mike Peralta
Price: Free! Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Electronics / Semiconductors
Accurate expressions for MOSFET channel thermal noise in terms of transconductances are derived for long and short channel MOSFETs in the strong, weak, and moderate inversion regions. The transconductance form also allows us to formulate a thermal noise model which includes the triode as well as saturation regions. I also let's us easily include excess thermal noise for short channels.
Architects of American Air Supremacy: General Hap Arnold and Dr. Theodore von Karman - Conceptualizing the Future Air Force
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,800. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This study highlights elements of technology with which Henry H. Arnold and Theodore von Karman were directly involved. The biographical approach, emphasizing scientific and technological elements in Arnold's and Karman's lives, is essential because the interaction of personalities, as well as their institutions, is inexorably linked to the development of American airpower.
Ten Needed Inventions
By Eero Tarik
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
Here we are living in the early twenty first century.Forty years ago we imagined by now that we would have all kinds of modern innovations like flying cars, automated everything in our homes and robots, and be working only four days a week. They were our futuristic notions of what the 21st century would be like. We were wrong. Here is my list of ten need inventions for the 21st century - and why.
Air Power History from Infancy, World Wars, to the Present, Pioneers, USAF and Foreign Air Forces - A Companion for Aspirant Air Warriors: A Handbook for Personal Professional Study
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 44,380. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
Designed to introduce company-grade Airmen to the ideas, people, and materiel associated with military airpower, this volume and its suggestions for further reading can aid a lifetime study of the knowledge and expertise that define the profession of an Airman.
Flower City
By Jean-Nichol Dufour
Price: Free! Words: 48,040. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Social Work
Important revision 2014 coming in december. This is part 8 of a 10 books suite. This one is the continuation of the life reality description; I will start describing how the reality will be given birth, but the main emphasis will be on the creation of the first flower city. Along with that there will be many basic drawings of how the first flower city will wor
Military Aviation: Fascinating Preview of Aviation Concepts by an Early Visionary Before the Wright Brothers First Flight - Ideas from Birds, War Fighting Strategy, Naval Airplanes, Runways and Bases
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,470. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Ader explains his ideas about the development of airplanes based on creatures in nature. He studied the bat and the bird, especially the vulture. Chapters detail the design of bases for aircraft, runway construction, naval airplanes, vertical artillery, air lanes, schools of aviation, and strategy for waging war in the air. Ader envisioned all of this a decade before the Wright brothers.
Energy Innovation: Fixing the Technical Fix
By Lewis Perelman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,650. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics
Energy policy is a mess of tangled problems and political conflicts. Many look to technology to break the logjam. But breakthrough innovations are needed to make "clean" energy cheap. With a plan emphasizing open international participation, crowdsourcing, and crowdfunding, Lewis Perelman's "Energy Innovation" provides an original, timely roadmap toward a more energy-secure global economy.
Space Shuttle Orbiter Approach and Landing Test (ALT) Program Final Evaluation Report - Complete Details on the 1977 Captive and Free Flight Tests on the 747 STS Carrier Aircraft
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,390. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This official NASA internal program document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - is a comprehensive final report on the historic test flights of the Enterprise with the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft in 1977.
Gemini Program Mission Report: Gemini 12 - November 1966, Astronauts Lovell and Aldrin, Complete Details of the Spacecraft, Mission Operations, Experiments, EVA, Spacewalk, Agena Target Docking
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This official NASA internal program document - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - is a comprehensive account of Gemini 12, the final mission of Project Gemini, the two-man orbital capsule that pioneered rendezvous and docking techniques used in the Apollo lunar landing missions.