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Little Big World: Collecting Louis Marx and the

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Jeffrey Hammond

Little Big World: Collecting Louis Marx and the American Fifties

Editura: University of Iowa Press

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Jeffrey Hammond s "Little Big World: Collecting Louis Marx and the American Fifties "is the story of a middle-aged man s sudden compulsion to collect the toys of his childhood: specifically themed playsets produced by the Louis Marx Toy Company. Hammond never made a conscious decision to become a collector of any kind, so he was surprised when his occasional visits to web sites turned into hours spent gazing at, and then impulsively purchasing, the tiny plastic people and animals in the Civil War set, the Fort Apache set, Roy Rogers Ranch, and Happi-Time Farm just a few of the dozens of playsets the Marx Company produced. Hammond interweaves childhood memories with reflections on what they reveal about the culture and values of cold war America, offering an extended meditation on toys as powerful catalysts for the imagination of both children and adults. Never sentimentalizing his childhood in an effort to get his old toys back, Hammond exposes the dangers of nostalgia by casting an unsettling light on the culture of the fifties and the era s lasting impact on those who grew up in it. Writing in a lovably quirky voice, Hammond not only attempts to understand his personal ...

  

The Complete Guide to Poultry Breeds: Everything

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The Complete Guide to Poultry Breeds: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Editura: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.

Anul aparitiei: 2011

This book provides the details that every potential poultry breeder needs to create detailed plans for purchasing, raising, and breeding their new farm animals. You will learn about each of the more than 500 different breeds of poultry, from chickens to turkeys and ducks. Each breed will be laid out with complete details about everything you need to know to raise them effectively. From breeding a particular animal to raising the newborns, you will learn the basics of animal husbandry, gathering eggs, and using the meat from the ducks and turkeys you select. You will learn exactly which breeds are best for egg production by volume and which ones are best for meat by taste. You will learn the dietary needs of each breed and what they require from you to thrive in all four seasons. Poultry and small farming experts were interviewed for this book to provide detailed insight into how poultry is selected and raised. Throughout the book, you will find bits of information about how each breed is different, suggestions for raising a particular breed, and tips on which breeds to completely steer clear of. You will learn which poultry breeds have been used for hundreds of years on small farms ...

  

The Complete RV Handbook: A Guide to Getting the

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Jayne Freeman, Freeman Jayne

The Complete RV Handbook: A Guide to Getting the Most Out of Life on the Road

Editura: International Marine Publishing

Anul aparitiei: 2005

The Complete RV Handbook combines RVing fundamentals with advanced topics and innovative solutions that will appeal to America's 30 million RVers. After living on the road for eight years and interviewing hundreds of other veterans, Jayne Freeman now shows you how to select the most appropriate RV, plan for excursions of varying lengths, and arrange to be away from home for any length of time. Jayne offers tips for dealing with unexpected situations, and help in choosing the best destinations and avoiding the worst.

  

2030: Technology That Will Change the World

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Rutger Van Santen, Djan Khoe, Bram Vermeer

2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Editura: Oxford University Press, USA

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Imagine living in 1958, and knowing that the integrated circuit--the microchip--was about to be invented, and would revolutionize the world. Or imagine 1992, when the Internet was about to transform virtually every aspect of our lives. Incredibly, this book argues that we stand at such a moment right now--and not just in one field, but in many. In 2030, authors Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer interview over two dozen scientific and technological experts on themes of health, sustainability and communication, asking them to look forward to the year 2030 and comment on the kind of research that will play a necessary role. If we know what technology will be imperative in 2030, the authors reason, what can we do now to influence future breakthroughs? Despite working in dissimilar fields, the experts called upon in the book - including Hans Blix (Head of the UN investigation in Iraq), Craig Venter (explorer of the human DNA), and Susan Greenfield (a leading world authority on the human brain), among many others - all emphasize the interconnectedness of our global networks in technology and communication, so tightly knit that the world's major conflicts are never isolated ...

  

Plant Breeding for Water-Limited Environments

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Abraham Blum

Plant Breeding for Water-Limited Environments

Editura: Springer

Anul aparitiei: 2010

This volume will be the only existing single-authored book offering a science-based breeder's manual directed at breeding for water-limited environments. Plant breeding is characterized by the need to integrate information from diverse disciplines towards the development and delivery of a product defines as a new cultivar. Conventional breeding draws information from disciplines such as genetics, plant physiology, plant pathology, entomology, food technology and statistics. Plant breeding for water-limited environments and the development of drought resistant crop cultivars is considered as one of the more difficult areas in plant breeding while at the same time it is becoming a very pressing issue. This volume is unique and timely in that it develops realistic solutions and protocols towards the breeding of drought resistant cultivars by integrating knowledge from environmental science, plant physiology, genetics and molecular biology.

  

Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space

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David West Reynolds

Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space

Editura: Firefly Books

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Praise for the hardcover edition: "Extremely practical and enjoyable." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) " Will be] devoured by history or space enthusiasts from eight to eighty." -- VOYA "The foreword grabbed me, and by the prologue I was hooked." -- The Science Teacher NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center set the stage for the American adventure into space and went on to host a succession of rocket launches that have helped to form our understanding of the nature of the universe. The Kennedy Space Center is a major tourist attraction in Florida, but most of its doors remain locked to the public. This abundantly illustrated book is an insider's history of the heart of America's space program, including detailed information on: The earliest development of rockets in the United States and Germany The development of rockets and their launch facilities The missile race and the U.S.-Soviet rivalry to be first in space The great Apollo program and the race to the moon The shuttle program, the Space Station and the Hubble Telescope The future of space exploration Kennedy Space Center is clearly written, meticulously researched and packed with more than 150 spectacular images -- the ...

  

The Complete Guide to Raising Pigs: Everything You

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The Complete Guide to Raising Pigs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Editura: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Pigs are a very special breed of animal in that they can be almost as much a pet as they are a potential source of meat and income. The proper raising of pigs is much disputed for this reason and there are multiple ways to go about it. To be an effective pig farmer, you must not only understand the various different perspectives on the raising of pigs, but be able to adjust to the breeds you select and the method by which you decide to raise each of them. From how they are fed to how you treat and handle them as babies, pigs are a very special and unique breed of farm animal. This book provides every necessary detail you need to start raising pigs immediately, from selecting the breed of your pigs to how they will be fed. You will learn the difference between pigs that are raised for meat and those that are used for disposal of compost or as pets. You will learn how the process of home butchering and processing is completed and what you can do to start fitting and showing your pigs in competition. You will learn the ins and outs of the pig raising business, including the breeds you will encounter, the expectations of you by other pig farmers, and the details you need to see to when ...

  

The Complete Guide to Grass-Fed Cattle: How to

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The Complete Guide to Grass-Fed Cattle: How to Raise Your Cattle on Natural Grass for Fun and Profit

Editura: Atlantic Publishing Group Inc.

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Raising cattle in the 21st century can be a complicated process. Starting with the way you feed your cattle, you need to know exactly what is best both for your animals and the milk and meat they produce. With the public conscious slowly turning more toward organic food choices, there are numerous reasons why deciding to grass feed your animals can be not only an effective means of feeding your cattle, but also a way to make more money in the long run. This book will guide you through the process of knowing exactly how to switch your methods to effectively raise your cattle on grass feed. You will learn the essential basics of raising your cattle with natural feed and care sources, including how the farming shift in this millennium has changed how things are done. You will learn the various differences between raising cattle for milk and meat production and what you can expect from your cattle. You will learn how to improve your overall farm efficiency while ensuring natural feeding, and how to start analyzing your soil to better improve your livestock and their lifestyle. You will learn the basics of breeding, heredity, the environment you should raise your livestock, and what ...

  

On War

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Carl Von Clausewitz

On War

Editura: Wilder Publications

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Although Carl von Clausewitz participated in many military campaigns, he was primarily a military theorist interested in the examination of war. On War is the West's premier work on the philosophy of war. Other soldiers before him had written treatises on various military subjects, but none undertook a great philosophical examination of war on the scale of Clausewitz's. On War is considered to be the first modern book of military strategy. This is due mainly to Clausewitz' integration of political, social, and economic issues as some of the most important factors in deciding the outcomes of a war. It is one of the most important treatises on strategy ever written, and continues to be required reading at many military academies.

  

Concepts of Syngas Preparation

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Lars J. Christianse, Jens Rostrup Nielsen

Concepts of Syngas Preparation

Editura: Imperial College Press

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Syngas is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon oxides which can be made from hydrocarbons, coal and biomass. It is an important intermediate in the chemical industry for manufacture of ammonia, methanol and other petrochemicals as well as hydrogen for refineries and fuel cells. This book provides a general overview of syngas technologies. Page dim. 234 x 157 x 25 Series: Catalytic Science Series Weight: 690 grams

  

Seaforth World Naval Review: 2011

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Conrad Waters

Seaforth World Naval Review: 2011

Editura: Seaforth Publishing

Anul aparitiei: 2011

Launched in 2009, this annual is rapidly establishing a reputation as an authoritative but affordable summary of all that has happened in the naval world in the previous twelve months. It combines the standing features of regional surveys with one-off major articles on noteworthy new ships and other important developments. Besides the latest warship projects, it also looks at wider issues of importance to navies, such as aviation and electronics, and calls on expertise from around the globe to give a balanced picture of what is going on and to interpret its significance. This year special features include in-depth studies of the growing naval power of Turkey and South Korea, plus analyses of four significant new warship classes: the RN s Astute class nuclear attack submarines; India s Project 15 destroyers; the Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen, the smallest warship to carry the Aegis weapon system; and USS Independence, an innovative littoral combat ship designs.Intended to make interesting reading as well as providing authoritative reference, there is a strong visual emphasis, including specially commissioned drawings and the most recently released photographs and artists impressions.For ...

  

The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate

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Sajed Kamal

The Renewable Revolution: How We Can Fight Climate Change, Prevent Energy Wars, Revitalize the Economy and Transition to a Sustainable Future

Editura: Earthscan Publications

Anul aparitiei: 2010

Our environment and society is threatened by fuel shortages, a changing climate and energy wars. In our race for survival we are awakened to the simple truth that the essential condition of sustainability lies in our ability to live within the limits and renewability of natural resources. It invokes within us an urgent need for transition from an obsolete, destructive and unsustainable energy path to a sustainable path of innovation, renewable energy and peace. The good news is that the technology required to make this transition is already available. From an author with over thirty years' experience campaigning for and setting up renewable energy projects around the world, this book is unique for its interdisciplinary approach-interweaving technology, economics, environmental science, philosophy, history, spirituality and politics, asserting that to understand the crisis and find a sustainable solution requires a holistic perspective. Readers will understand the vast renewable resource we have at our disposal in the form of solar, wind, water, heat and biogas, and the technologies used to harness this power. There are also the emerging prospects of solar hydrogen fuel cells, ...

  

US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76

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Of Defense Department of Defense

US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76

Editura: WWW.Bnpublishing.com

Anul aparitiei: 2007

The US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76 is a good basic guide, standard reading for our troops, and unlike some survival manuals, it is fairly well written and organized.

  

On Guerrilla Warfare

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B. Griffith Samuel B. Griffith, Tse-Tung Mao Tse-Tung

On Guerrilla Warfare

Editura: WWW.Bnpublishing.com

Anul aparitiei: 2007

The book is written in the context of China's guerrilla war against Japanese occupiers; this conflict is mentioned often by Mao. In this book Mao discusses the differences between guerrilla and "orthodox" military forces, as well as how such forces can work together for a common goal. Other topics covered include propaganda and political concerns, the formation of guerrilla units, the qualities of a good guerrilla officer, discipline in a guerrilla army, and guerrilla bases. Text: English (translation) Original Language: Chinese

  

Pipe Trades Pocket Manual

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Thomas W. Frankland

Pipe Trades Pocket Manual

Editura: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe

Anul aparitiei: 1969

Page dim. 134 x 155 x 19 Weight: 170 grams

  

The Pipe Fiter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook

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Frankland, Thomas Franklin, McGraw-Hill

The Pipe Fiter's and Pipe Welder's Handbook

Editura: McGraw-Hill/Glencoe

Anul aparitiei: 1984

This handy reference is an ideal companion to Pipe Trades Pocket Manual by the same author. This book enables pipefitters to solve difficult problems they will face in their work by providing instructions and calculations for common and unusual tasks.

  

Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

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Eric Brende

Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2005

What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this question in mind, MIT graduate Eric Brende flipped the switch on technology. He and his wife, Mary, ditched their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid," and spent eighteen months living in a remote community so primitive in its technology that even the Amish consider it antiquated. Better Off is the story of their real-life experiment to see whether our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier -- or whether life would be preferable without them. This smart, funny, and enlightening book mingles scientific analysis with the human story to demonstrate how a world free of technological excess can shrink stress -- and waistlines -- and expand happiness, health, and leisure. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

  

Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells--Our

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Amanda Little

Power Trip: From Oil Wells to Solar Cells--Our Ride to the Renewable Future

Editura: Harper

Anul aparitiei: 2009

A hopeful call to action, written by a prize-winning environmental journalist, "Power Trip" uses historical anecdotes and contemporary reporting to explain how America has become so energy addicted, and provides real-world solutions to counter this dependency.

  

Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair

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Amanda Little

Power Trip: The Story of America's Love Affair with Energy

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2010

After covering the environment and energy beat for more than a decade, columnist Amanda Little decided that the only way to fully understand America's energy crisis was to travel into the heart of it. So she embarked on a daring, cross-country power trip to the most extreme and exciting frontiers of our energy landscape. In Power Trip, we accompany her to a deep-sea oil rig, the cornfields of Kansas, the catacombs of the Pentagon, the Talladega Superspeedway, and inside New York City's electrical grid. We visit laboratories creating the innovations that will carry us into a clean-energy future. Little also travels back through history to investigate how America developed its unrivaled appetite for fossil fuels. In vivid, fast-paced prose, she illustrates how the same American ingenuity that got us into this mess can get us out of it too.

  

It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions,

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It Looked Good on Paper: Bizarre Inventions, Design Disasters, and Engineering Follies

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 2009

A remarkable compendium of wild schemes, mad plans, crazy inventions, and truly glorious disasters Every phenomenally bad idea seemed like a good idea to someone. How else can you explain the Ford Edsel or the sword pistol--absolutely absurd creations that should have never made it off the drawing board? It Looked Good on Paper gathers together the most flawed plans, half-baked ideas, and downright ridiculous machines throughout history that some second-rate Einstein decided to foist on an unsuspecting populace with the best and most optimistic intentions. Some failed spectacularly. Others fizzled after great expense. One even crashed on Mars. But every one of them at one time must have looked good on paper, including: The lead water pipes of RomeThe Tacoma Narrows Bridge--built to collapseThe Hubble telescope--the $2 billion scientific marvel that couldn't seeThe Spruce Goose--Howard Hughes's airborne atrocity: big, expensive, slow, unstable, and made of wood With more than thirty-five chapters full of incredibly insipid inventions, both infamous and obscure, It Looked Good on Paper is a mind-boggling, endlessly entertaining collection of fascinating failures.

  
 
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