Jane s All the World s Aircraft 2009 2010

Author: Paul Jackson
Publisher: PTG Latina
ISBN: 0710628803
Release Date: 2009-05-14
Genre: History

The authority on aircraft under development or in production This unparalleled reference to the world's aircraft provides you with independent cataloguing of all known powered aircraft under development or in production worldwide.

Jane s All the World s Aircraft

Author: Paul Jackson
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 0710626142
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Jane's All the World's Aircraft sets the standard in aviation reference, providing exhaustive technical detail on over 950 civil and military aircraft currently being produced or under development by more than 550 companies. complete with photographs and line drawings to aid recognition and comparison, this authoritative resource provides you with the ability to evaluate competitors, identify potential buyers, and business partners, and examine aircraft equipment. Each entry enables you to check key specifications for any aircraft including dimensions, performance, structure, landing gear, power plants, and armaments. plus, with details of the world's aircraft manufacturers and their programmes, you can identify key contracts and customers. Air-launched missiles; Aero-engines; First flights; Aerospace Calendar; Official records; International aircraft registration prefixes; propeller technology Jane's All the World's Aircraft online gives you monthly updates, search capabilities and a minimum of five-years archive. plus, exclusive access to annual production tables available as Excel spreadsheets and in HTML to facilitate your analysis. Visit http //jawa.janes.com to view extracts of the tables and browse the latest list of updates. Recommended com anion resources include Jane's Aircraft upgrades for aircraft modernisation programmes and Jane's Helicopter Markets and Systems for full industry, operator and manufacturer coverage.

China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics

Author: Mingjiang Li
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739167953
Release Date: 2011-07-16
Genre: Political Science

China and East Asian Strategic Dynamics: the Shaping of a New Regional Order, edited by Mingjiang Li and Dongmin Lee, examines how China's remarkable economic growth and its proactive diplomatic efforts in recent years have not only shored up its importance in global issues, but also induced a transformation of the strategic dynamics in East Asia. Given that the rise of China is has been a prominent issue in politics and economics worldwide, this edited collection is essential for a wide audience of policy-makers, academics, and students alike.

Forensic Investigation of Explosions Second Edition

Author: Alexander Beveridge
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420087260
Release Date: 2011-11-02
Genre: Law

Now in its second edition, Forensic Investigation of Explosions draws on the editor’s 30 years of explosives casework experience, including his work on task forces set up to investigate major explosives incidents. Dr. Alexander Beveridge provides a broad, multidisciplinary approach, assembling the contributions of internationally recognized experts who present the definitive reference work on the subject. Topics discussed include: The physics and chemistry of explosives and explosions The detection of hidden explosives The effect of explosions on structures and persons Aircraft sabotage investigations Explosion scene investigations Casework management The role of forensic scientists Analysis of explosives and their residues Forensic pathology as it relates to explosives Presentation of expert testimony With nearly 40 percent more material, this new edition contains revised chapters and several new topics, including: A profile of casework management in the UK Forensic Explosives Laboratory, one of the world’s top labs, with a discussion of their management system, training procedures, and practical approaches to problem solving Properties and analysis of improvised explosives An examination of the Bali bombings and the use of mobile analytical techniques and mobile laboratories The collection, analysis, and presentation of evidence in vehicle-borne improvised explosive device cases, as evidenced in attacks on US overseas targets This volume offers valuable information to all members of prevention and post-blast teams. Each chapter was written by an expert or experts in a specific field and provides well-referenced information underlying best practices that can be used in the field, laboratory, conference room, classroom, or courtroom.

Jane s All the World s Aircraft

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane
Publisher:
ISBN: 0710628803
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Aeronautics

The authority on aircraft under development or in production This unparalleled reference to the world's aircraft provides you with independent cataloguing of all known powered aircraft under development or in production worldwide.

Ready for Takeoff

Author: Roger Cliff
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 9780833052087
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Aeronautics, Commercial

Chinas current and projected aerospace market demand, domestic production capabilities, and foreign participation, and their implications for U.S. interests.

China s Military Power

Author: Roger Cliff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107103542
Release Date: 2015-09-30
Genre: Political Science

This book provides a comprehensive assessment of China's military capabilities in 2000 and 2010, with projections for 2020. Recognizing that military power encompasses more than weaponry, it develops an original empirical framework for measuring militaries that also includes doctrine, training, and organizational structure.

Unmanned Combat Air Systems in Future Warfare

Author: C. Wills
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137498496
Release Date: 2016-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Control of the air is the foundation for all conventional military operations against an adversary with an air defence capability. In future warfare, will it be possible for Unmanned Combat Air Systems to undertake the tasks and accept most of the risks that, until now, have been the lot of military aviators?

The Best Travel Writing 2009

Author: James O'Reilly
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 9781932361988
Release Date: 2010-05-25
Genre: Travel

The points of view and perspectives in The Best Travel Writing 2009 are global, and the themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity, misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. Reading these stories is like sitting in a cafe filled with fellow travelers swapping tales about past adventures and ideas on where to head next. This edition takes the reader on a harrowing raft ride off the coast of Panama, on a whirlwind tour from Florence to Santorini, into the wilds of Patagonia, and to a colorful village in Ghana.

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century British and American War Literature

Author: Adam Piette
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748653935
Release Date: 2012-03-07
Genre: History

The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ

Organizational Behavior Science The Real World and You

Author: Debra Nelson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781439042298
Release Date: 2010-02-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Help your students learn not only the concepts and theories that enhance the management of human behavior at work, but also how to practice these skills with Nelson/Quick’s ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: SCIENCE, THE REAL WORLD, AND YOU, 7E. The latest edition of this book clearly demonstrates how organizational behavior theories and research apply to companies today with engaging cases, meaningful exercises, and examples that include six new focus companies students will instantly recognize. The authors present foundational organizational behavior topics, such as motivation, leadership, teamwork, and communication. Students also examine emerging issues reshaping the field today, such as the theme of change. They study how change affects attitudes and behaviors in an organization as well as what new opportunities and experiences change presents. Students further explore growing themes of globalization, diversity, and ethics. The authors anchor the book’s multifaceted approach in both classic research and leading-edge scholarship. Timely examples from all types of organizations throughout this edition reflect today’s most current trends, including six new focus companies you will instantly recognize -- Facebook, IKEA, CarMax and more. Self-assessments and other interactive learning opportunities allow your students to grow and develop, both as individuals and as important contributors to an organization, as they progress throughout your course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Democracy Declassified

Author: Michael P. Colaresi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199389797
Release Date: 2014-08-04
Genre: Political Science

Recent scandals like WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden's disclosure of NSA documents have brought public debates over government accountability and secrecy bubbling to the surface. How can modern democracies balance the need for privacy in delicate foreign policy matters with the necessity of openness in gaining and maintaining the trust of citizens? Democracies keep secrets from potential enemies and their citizens. This simple fact challenges the surprisingly prevalent assumption that foreign policy successes and failures can be attributed to public transparency and accountability. In fact, the ability to keep secrets has aided democratic victories from the European and Pacific theatres in World War II to the global competition of the Cold War. At the same time, executive discretion over the capacity to classify information created the opportunity for abuse that contributed to Watergate, as well as domestic spying and repression in France, Norway and Canada over the past forty years. Therefore, democracies face a secrecy dilemma. Secrecy is useful, but once a group or person has the ability to decide what information is concealed from a rival, citizens can no longer monitor that information. How then can the public be assured that national security policies are not promoting hidden corruption or incompetence? As Democracy Declassified shows, it is indeed possible for democracies to keep secrets while also maintaining useful national security oversight institutions that can deter abuse and reassure the public. Understanding secrecy and oversight in democracies helps us explain not only why the Maginot Line rose and the French Republic fell, or how the US stumbled but eventually won the Cold War, but more generally how democracies can benefit from both public consent and necessary national security secrets. At a time when ubiquitous debates over the issue of institutional accountability and transparency have reached a fever pitch, Democracy Declassified provides a grounded and important view on the connection between the role of secrecy in democratic governance and foreign policy-making.

Mentor Inbound

Author: Sheryl L. Hutchison
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781438999739
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Rockford Register-Republic newspaper carried the headline in January 1945: "Aboard a Flying Fortress which appeared a flaming torch, spewing gasoline from its load of 15,000 gallons and trailing fire like a comet, a bomber crew which included LtCol Fred J. Ascani, Rockford pilot, continued its run over a Ploesti oil field target and came through safely. . . " This was only one of 53 WWII missions flown by the talented aviator and reported by American newspapers. Truth be told, Ascani's contributions to the development of airpower would be covered extensively by the media right up until he retired from the United States Air Force in 1973. History would remember MGen Ascani, not only as the 1951 World Speed Record Holder, but also as a tough and demanding task master, who recognized the dangers of emerging aviation technology. He was a devoted flyer who wanted to experience the thrill of every new engine and airframe designed to free man from the bonds of earth. He would contribute to the "Golden Age of Flight Test," develop the process by which the fledging USAF would turn experiments into combat system and then go on to direct the XB-70 program, technology later used to build the world's first reusable space craft: the space shuttle. By the time he retired from the USAF in 1973, he had logged some 6288 hours of flying time in an incredibly unique variety of aircraft. Mentor Inbound is his story as told to and recorded by Sheryl Hutchison.

Tropical Diseases An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics E Book

Author: Alimuddin Zumla
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455744107
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Medical

Tropical diseases pose an increasing problem for US and international travellers who travel to tropical regions. Physicians need to be aware of the wide spectrum of tropical, infectious, and parasitic diseases that patients may be exposed to. This issue of Infectious Disease Clinics includes articles written by global experts and includes topics such as range/classification of tropical diseases, venomous bites and stings, malaria, and bacterial gastrointestinal infections.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: James G. Thomas Jr.
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 9780807837436
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Genre: Reference

Science and medicine have been critical to southern history and the formation of southern culture. For three centuries, scientists in the South have documented the lush natural world around them and set a lasting tradition of inquiry. The medical history of the region, however, has been at times tragic. Disease, death, and generations of poor health have been the legacy of slavery, the plantation economy, rural life, and poorly planned cities. The essays in this volume explore this legacy as well as recent developments in technology, research, and medicine in the South. Subjects include natural history, slave health, medicine in the Civil War, public health, eugenics, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, and the rise of research institutions and hospitals, to name but a few. With 38 thematic essays, 44 topical entries, and a comprehensive overview essay, this volume offers an authoritative reference to science and medicine in the American South.