The Code Check series provides answers to all types of building code questions. The books are filled with essential information, yet are handy enough to take to the job site. Provides information on the requirements for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. It is cross-referenced to both the Uniform Mechanical Code and the International Residential Code.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER "Prodigiously researched and engrossing."---New York Times Book Review "Fascinating.... Addictively readable."---Boston Globe "Code Girls reveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of forgotten history, and given these American heroes the recognition they deserve."---Nathalia Holt, bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
Designed to emphasize the central life-safety principles that underscore building codes throughout the United States, this updated sixth edition of the essential Code Check guide provides all the information that builders need to avoid the most common code violations. Featuring laminated pages and a spiral-bound spine that lies flat, this reliable reference reflects the most up-to-date changes in the current International Residential Code. Covering foundations, framing, plumbing, wiring, interior and exterior walls, fireplaces, and chimneys, the flipbook is also cross-referenced to the Uniform Plumbing Code, the Uniform Mechanical Code, and the National Electrical Code. This tough-as-nails new edition belongs on every job site.
For builders, remodelers, and inspectors in the state of California, here are the most up-to-date changes in the building code, which took affect on January 1, 2008. In clear, straightforward language, reinforced by useful illustrations, this valuable manual gives you everything you need to meet California's strict code requirements. So you can make sure every detail is right the first time - to save time and money on every job. With durable spiral binding and laminated pages, this user-friendly flip chart is up to the rigorous demands of any work site - and all kinds of weather.
Author: Tom West
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Release Date: 2015-03-26
A lost cipher. A race against time to decode it. Marine archaeologists Kate Wetherall and Lou Bates are diving off Howland Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, when a torpedo-shaped object hurtles through the water towards them; the fuselage of Amelia Earhart's lost plane. In the cockpit, they find a corroded metal cylinder the size of a baton. Landing back on US soil, Kate and Lou are arrested and interrogated by special forces, and the cylinder confiscated. Behind the arrests is Glena Buckingham, CEO of the powerful energy conglomerate Eurenergy, as she too has discovered that the wrecked plane may have held precious secret cargo. Meanwhile, an extraordinary piece of footage has come to light - of Einstein talking about a radical new defence technology he had been working on. Whoever can decrypt the lost cipher, which holds the key to Einstein's secret defence technology, could hold the key to global power.
Author: Ian Ayres
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: 2008-10-01
How can a promise be a lie? Answer: when the promisor never intended to perform the promise. Such incidences of promissory fraud are frequently litigated because they can result in punitive damages awards. And an insincere promisor can even be held criminally liable. Yet courts have provided little guidance about what the scope of liability should be or what proof should be required. This book—the first ever devoted to the analysis of promissory fraud—answers these questions. Filled with examples of insincere promising from the case law as well as from literature and popular culture, the book is an indispensable guide for those who practice or teach contract law. The authors explore what promises say from the perspectives of philosophy, economics, and the law. They identify four chief mistakes that courts make in promissory fraud cases. And they offer a theory for how courts and practitioners should handle promissory fraud cases.