Author: D. Appleton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release Date: 2017-06-13
A facsimile edition of the classic 1879 travel guide—often referred to as “Appleton’s Guide”—that inspired the Great American Railroad Journeys PBS television series with Michael Portillo. Appleton’s Railway Guide to the United States & Canada was originally published in two volumes, describing the variety of attractions offered in each North American town or city the train traveler would encounter along the railway system's numerous routes. It was the first tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, offering a rare glimpse through the carriage window of a continent lost to history. As with many guidebooks of the era, Appleton Guides became obsolete as routes and destinations became less popular and new guidebooks took their place. Both these volumes became collector’s items due to their rarity, until now. An unprecedented snapshot of North America in the 1870s, Appleton’s Railway Guide is a must-have for any travel and railway enthusiast, historian, and fan of Americana.
Author: Jim Loomis
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: 2015-01-01
“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.
Tourist Trains Guidebook, Sixth Edition describes 500 of the most popular train attractions, museums, and railroad vacation destinations in the U.S. and Canada. A unique travel guide that appeals to train buffs, individuals interested in historic trains and sites, and families looking for kid-friendly vacations. About 80% of the book contains new material in a redesigned easy-to-read format, with individual sites organized by region. The digest book size offers a portable format that fits inside a backpack or tote. Over 200 of the most popular sites are detailed in in-depth reviews written by contributors and staff from the highly regarded publication, Trains magazine. The remaining 300 listings highlight smaller trains, museums, and depots. As passenger train travel enjoys a real renaissance today, a comprehensive railroad travel guide will be a valuable addition to your product line. Tourist Trains Guidebook is the most exhaustive railroad-themed travel guide on the market.
Author: George P. Sutton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The classic rocket propulsion text, updated with the industry's latest advances Rocket Propulsion Elements is the definitive guide for students and professionals, with comprehensive coverage from one of the field's most respected authorities. Combining fundamental concepts with industry applications, this book provides a practical introduction to rocket propulsion principles, mechanisms, and design as applied to guided missiles, space flight, satellite flight, and more. This new ninth edition has been updated to cover the latest advances in the field, including new technologies in systems design, materials, propellants, applications, and manufacturing, with an emphasis on system types commonly used around the world today. Broad in scope yet rich in detail, the discussion covers a wide range of topics from engine performance to propellant chemistry to provide a clear, comprehensive resource for all aspects of rocket propulsion. Rocket propulsion technology is advancing quickly, driven by a global upsurge in defense spending. Those who design these systems require a strong grounding in the physics and chemistry of rocket propulsion systems, as well as an up-to-date understanding of current industry applications. This book delivers the fundamentals with the guidance of an industry-leading expert. Delve into rockets' mechanical systems and design Develop a working knowledge of propellant chemistry Understand aerodynamics, flight performance, and industry applications Learn the latest advances in materials, systems, propellants, and more This book's unique strength is the presentation of fundamental concepts through the lens of modern applications. As with any engineering field, theory is useful only when it's applied; this book takes a decidedly practical approach to help you link "thinking" and "doing" in a way that will make you a productive engineer. Rocket Propulsion Elements provides a solid grounding in principle and a clear understanding of real-world function.
This seventh edition of Soil Mechanics, widely praised for its clarity, depth of explanation and extensive coverage, presents the fundamental principles of soil mechanics and illustrates how they are applied in practical situations. Worked examples throughout the book reinforce the explanations and a range of problems for the reader to solve provide further learning opportunities.
Author: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2016-09-15
The only world atlas updated annually, guaranteeing that users will find the most current geographic information, Oxford's Atlas of the World is the most authoritative atlas on the market. Full of crisp, clear cartography of urban areas and virtually uninhabited landscapes around the globe, the Atlas is filled with maps of cities and regions at carefully selected scales that give a striking view of the Earth's surface. It opens with a fascinating look at world statistics and 18 pages of stunning satellite images, all sourced from NASA's latest Earth Observation Satellite, Landsat 8. The extraordinarily extensive front matter continues with a "Gazetteer of Nations" that has been comprehensively checked and updated to include recent economic and political changes, and a 48-page "Introduction to World Geography," beautifully illustrated with tables and graphs on numerous topics of geographic significance, such as the geology and atmosphere of Earth, food and water supply, biodiversity, energy, global conflict, human health, and standards of living. The hundreds of city and world maps that form the body of the Atlas have been thoroughly updated for this 23rd edition. Providing the finest global coverage available, the Atlas of the World is not only the best-selling volume of its size and price, but also the benchmark by which all other atlases are measured.
Author: William Stallings
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2013-11-04
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Data and Computer Communications, 10e, is a two-time winner of the best Computer Science and Engineering textbook of the year award from the Textbook and Academic Authors Association. It is ideal for one/two-semester courses in Computer Networks, Data Communications, and Communications Networks in CS, CIS, and Electrical Engineering departments. This book is also suitable for Product Development personnel, Programmers, Systems Engineers, Network Designers and others involved in the design of data communications and networking products. With a focus on the most current technology and a convenient modular format, this best-selling text offers a clear and comprehensive survey of the entire data and computer communications field. Emphasizing both the fundamental principles as well as the critical role of performance in driving protocol and network design, it explores in detail all the critical technical areas in data communications, wide-area networking, local area networking, and protocol design.
Fuel cells are one of the cleanest and most efficient technologies for generating electricity. Since there is no combustion, there are none of the pollutants commonly produced by boilers and furnaces. For systems designed to consume hydrogen directly, the only products are electricity, water and heat. Fuel cells are an important technology for a potentially wide variety of applications including on-site electric power for households and commercial buildings; supplemental or auxiliary power to support car, truck and aircraft systems; power for personal, mass and commercial transportation; and the modular addition by utilities of new power generation closely tailored to meet growth in power consumption. These applications will be in a large number of industries worldwide. In this Seventh Edition of the Fuel Cell Handbook, we have discussed the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance Program (SECA) activities. In addition, individual fuel cell technologies and other supporting materials have been updated.
Author: David A. Whetten
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre: Business & Economics
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