Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology by Robert C. Post

By Robert C. Post

This quantity within the Greenwood Technographies sequence covers city mass transit - that's, the applied sciences that permit towns to maneuver huge numbers of individuals round. quite a few hundred years in the past, the dimensions of towns used to be restricted by the point it took humans to maneuver from one a part of town to a different. the advance of successive applied sciences has perpetually altered the city panorama. From horse-drawn omnibuses to subways to present light-rail, this quantity highlights the technological and social struggles that experience observed urbanization and the necessity for a good and in your price range technique of transportation in towns.

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Comm Check...: The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia by Michael Cabbage, William Harwood

By Michael Cabbage, William Harwood

Publish 12 months note: First released January twenty seventh 2004 via loose Press
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On February 1, 2003, the unthinkable occurred. the gap commute Columbia disintegrated 37 miles above Texas, seven courageous astronauts have been killed and America's house application, regularly an eyeblink from catastrophe, suffered its moment catastrophic in-flight failure. not like the Challenger catastrophe 17 years previous, Columbia's destruction left the state one failure clear of the aptitude abandonment of human house exploration.

Media assurance within the speedy aftermath interested by the prospective explanation for the catastrophe, and at the nation's grief. however the complete human tale, and the surprising information of NASA's the most important blunders, have by no means been instructed -- previously.

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Bike Snob: Systematically & Mercilessly Realigning the World by BikeSnobNYC, Eben Weiss

By BikeSnobNYC, Eben Weiss

Biking is exploding in an effective way. Urbanites in every single place, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the motorbike like aquatic mammals to water. BikeSnobNYC cycling's so much prolific, recognized, hilarious, and nameless blogger brings a clean and funny standpoint to an important car to hit own transportation because the horse. Bike Snob treats readers to a laugh-out-loud rant and rave concerning the global of motorcycles and their riders, and provides a distinct examine the fine details of biking, from its background and hallmarks to its wide variety of surprising practitioners. all through, the writer lampoons the missteps, pretensions, and absurdities of motorbike tradition whereas preserving a contagious enthusiasm for biking itself. Bike Snob is a necessary quantity for a person who is familiar with, is, or desires to develop into a bicycle owner.

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The Transportation Corps : responsibilities, organization, by Chester Wardlow

By Chester Wardlow

The problem of transportation at domestic and in another country turns into one among first significance whilst warfare moves. the tension at the transportation structures and the clash of civilian and army calls for turn into fast and severe difficulties. In international wars the us has needed to resolve a lot of those difficulties after hostilities begun, and as a result to resolve them in haste, via trial and mistake. As new and more suitable technique of delivery are brought, the questions of army transportation develop into tougher. the pony and mule had their shortcomings, yet their use concerned few of the problems that bedevil the army during this computing device age. The defense force should have not just enough apparatus but additionally substitute components to maintain that gear working within the box. effective use of transportation necessitates co-ordination in the militia and among army and civilian organisations. in the course of international conflict II a lot used to be performed to extend potent use of ships, railway vehicles, and motorcars, yet efforts to stability the aggressive calls for of civilian and armed forces site visitors within the quarter of inside have been basically partly winning. cautious making plans is important to lessen problems equivalent to these which beset us in 1917 and 1941. the current quantity, first of this sequence to accommodate the Army's technical providers, starts off an account of the transportation difficulties of the military and their resolution in global conflict II, together with these of inter-Allied co-ordination. This quantity is the 1st of 3 about the military Transportation Corps in global warfare II. It delineates the character of the transportation activity, the capabilities and association of the Transportation Corps, and its working difficulties and relationships within the region of inside. A moment quantity will take care of the execution of troop and provide activities within the region of inside and to the oversea instructions, the association and coaching of Transportation Corps troops, and the improvement, procurement, and distribution of Transportation Corps matériel. a 3rd quantity will describe Transportation Corps association and actions in oversea theaters and bases. among the covers of this ebook is to be discovered info that might give a contribution considerably to our making plans and coaching for transportation emergencies sooner or later.

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Car Crazy: The Battle for Supremacy between Ford and Olds by G. Wayne Miller

By G. Wayne Miller

In automobile Wars, G. Wayne Miller, writer of Toy Wars: The Epic fight among G.I. Joe, Barbie, and the corporations That lead them to and males and pace: A Wild experience via NASCAR's Breakout Season, takes readers again to the wild and wooly years of the early motor vehicle era—from 1893, while the 1st U.S.-built automobile was once brought, via 1908, while basic cars used to be based and Ford's version T went out there. The motor vehicle used to be new, paved roads few, and devotees of this intriguing and unregulated expertise battled with voters who concept the auto a deadly scourge of the rich which was once shattering a extra peaceable lifestyle. because the computer remodeled American tradition for larger and worse, early company battles for survival and industry proportion remodel the commercial panorama. one of the pioneering rivals are: Ransom E. Olds, founding father of Olds Motor Works, inventor of the meeting line (Henry Ford copied him), and author of a brand new corporation referred to as REO; Frederic L Smith, cutthroat businessman who grew to become CEO of Olds Motor Works after Olds was once ousted in a company energy play; William C. “Billy" Durant of Buick Motor corporation (who might quickly create normal Motors), and genius inventor Henry Ford.
The fiercest struggle pits Henry Ford opposed to Frederic Smith of Olds. Olds was once the early winner within the race for dominance, yet now the Olds empire is in hassle, its once-industry best industry percentage shrinking, its funds dwindling. Ford is simply revving up. yet this is often Ford's 3rd try at a profitable vehicle company—and if this one fails, relatively in all probability his final. So Smith fights Ford with the guns he is aware top: attorneys, blackmail, intimidation, and a vicious advertisements smear crusade that eventually backfires.
Increasingly determined, short of fantastic PR that may support entice shoppers to his showrooms, Smith phases the main outrageous stunt of the period: the 1st automobile race around the continental usa, with of his Olds autos. The race pits the speeding author Percy Megargel, a prosperous New Yorker, opposed to Everyman mechanic Dwight B. Huss, a robust Midwesterner—men who proportion a fondness for event and the hot laptop. lined breathlessly by means of the click and witnessed by way of millions within the groups they go through, Megargel and Huss stumble upon wonder, mishap, clash, and risk on their wild 3,500-mile race from new york to Portland, Oregon, so much of it via areas missing paved roads—or any roads at all...Meanwhile, the Ford/Smith conflict develops within the newspapers and court dramas. Its end result will form the yank automobile for a century to come.
Car Wars is a page-turning tale of pop culture, company, and activity on the sunrise of the 20 th century, full of compelling, larger-than-life characters, each one an American unique

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Practical road safety auditing by Martin Belcher, Steve Proctor, Phil Cook

By Martin Belcher, Steve Proctor, Phil Cook

The secure layout of our highway infrastructure is a key a part of a finished street safeguard plan. highway security Audits offer a necessary position in checking that roads were designed and equipped to the top safeguard criteria. useful highway protection auditing offers recommendations to safeguard difficulties and a consultant to most sensible perform, drawing at the adventure of a few of the longest serving protection Audit specialists within the kingdom. This ebook is an incredible breakthrough in enhancing the standard of safeguard Audits. functional street safeguard auditing brings jointly security audit systems proposed by means of the Highways business enterprise, the establishment of Highways and Transportation, neighborhood professionals and nationwide executive organisations. This crucial new consultant attracts jointly this knowledge in a layout that the security Auditor can use at a pragmatic point. The booklet comprises examples of actual street defense difficulties sponsored up by chance information, including a few profitable recommendations, supported by way of accomplished proof. functional street defense auditing has been written by way of training defense Auditors, who among them have conducted over one thousand audits. the purpose of this authoritative publication is to coach and tell - a advisor in the event you fee and perform highway protection Audits and for these whose schemes are being audited

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Intelligent Transportation Systems: Functional Design for by Robert Gordon

By Robert Gordon

Intelligent Transportation structures: sensible layout for not pricey and effective site visitors administration presents functional assistance at the effective use of assets within the layout of ITS. the writer explains how sensible layout choices can meet undertaking ambitions and requisites with optimum fee effectiveness and clarifies how transportation making plans and site visitors diversion rules relate to practical ITS machine choices and gear destinations. Methodologies for translating ambitions to useful gadget kinds, opting for equipment deployment densities and settling on the simplest placement of CCTV cameras and message indicators are supplied, as are types for comparing the advantages of layout possible choices according to site visitors stipulations. Readers will how you can lessen recurrent congestion, enhance incident clearance time in non-recurrent congestion, supply real-time incident details to motorists, and leverage transportation administration middle info for lane regulate via vital new lively transportation and insist administration (ATDM) equipment. eventually, the writer examines fascinating advancements in hooked up motor vehicle applied sciences, exploring their capability to tremendously increase defense, mobility and effort potency. This source will vastly profit all ITS designers and bosses and is of pivotal value for working firms acting reviews to justify operational investment and approach expansions.

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Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here by Paul E. Ceruzzi, Andrew K. Johnston, Roger D. Connor,

By Paul E. Ceruzzi, Andrew K. Johnston, Roger D. Connor, Carlene E. Stephens

For you to understand the place you're, you wish an excellent clock. The astounding connection among time and place is explored in Time and Navigation: The Untold tale of having from right here to There, the spouse booklet to the nationwide Air and house Museum exhibition of an identical name.

Today we use smartphones and GPS, yet navigating has no longer consistently been really easy. The oldest "clock" is Earth itself, and the oldest technique of maintaining time got here from gazing alterations within the sky. Early mariners just like the Vikings finished notable feats of navigation with out utilizing clocks in any respect. Pioneering seafarers within the Age of Exploration used useless reckoning and celestial navigation; later recommendations similar to sextants and marine chronometers honed those concepts by means of measuring range and longitude. while explorers became their points of interest to the skies, they equipped on what were realized at sea. for instance, Charles Lindbergh used a bubble sextant on his record-breaking flights. global warfare II resulted in the advance of latest flight applied sciences, particularly radio navigation, when you consider that celestial navigation used to be no longer fitted to all-weather army operations. those different types of navigation have been prolonged and more desirable while explorers started guiding spacecraft into area and around the sunlight approach. Astronauts mixed celestial navigation know-how with radio transmissions. the improvement of the atomic clock revolutionized area flight since it may perhaps degree billionths of a moment, thereby permitting venture groups to navigate extra appropriately. Scientists and engineers utilized those applied sciences to navigation on the earth to improve space-based time and navigation providers equivalent to GPS that's used on a daily basis by means of humans from all walks of life.

While the historical past of navigation is considered one of consistent switch and innovation, it's also certainly one of amazing continuity. Time and Navigation tells the tale of navigation to aid us comprehend the place we now have been and the way we received there in order that we will comprehend the place we're going.

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Standard practice for direct design of precast concrete box by American Society of Civil Engineers

By American Society of Civil Engineers

This common presents the most recent in layout and advised install strategies for precast concrete field sections for jacking in trenchless development meant for the conveyance of sewage, business wastes, hurricane water and drainage, and for utilities and entry methods. The Direct layout strategy money owed for the interplay among the field part and soil or grout envelope in deciding upon a lot and distribution of earth strain on buried field sections in additions to longitudinal a lot as a result of jacking. the masses and strain distributions are used to calculate circumferential second, thrust, and shear within the wall/slab to figure out required reinforcement. The layout standards contain: structural points, comparable to circumferential flexure, thrust, and shear strengths; crack width keep an eye on; longitudinal thrust produced via jacking; and dealing with and install.

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