W. Ben Hunt's classic has earned a reputation as the" authentic handbook since it was first published in 1939. Updated in 1974, it remains the only step-by-step guide to building log cabins and log furniture -- pioneer style."..
A Practical, On-the-Job HVAC GuideApplicable to residential, commercial, and industrial jobs, this essential handbook puts a wealth of real-world information at your fingertips. HVAC Troubleshooting Guide shows you how to read, interpret, and prepare schedules, mechanical plans, and electrical schem..
FOSTER AND SUSTAIN A "KAIZEN" CULTURE IN YOUR ORGANIZATION FOREWORD BY JOHN TOUSSANT, CEO OF THEDACARE Transforming a culture is far more about emotional growth than technical maturity. Co-written by leaders at the Kaizen Institute, "Creating a Kaizen Culture" explains how to enable an adaptive, exc..
The latest methods for troubleshooting and maintaining process equipment Applicable to a broad range of technicians and industries and fully updated throughout, "A Working Guide to Process Equipment," Fourth Edition, explains how to diagnose, troubleshoot, and correct problems with chemical and petr..
Get up and running as a ham radio operator--or just listen in on the shortwave bands "Ham and Shortwave Radio for the Electronics Hobbyist" shows you, step by step, how to set up and operate your own ham radio station. It's also perfect for those interested in shortwave listening, without getting a..
The most complete and current guide to architectural acoustics principles and practices Design and construct audiophile-quality sonic environments of all sizes--from home theaters and project studios to large-scale recording studios. Thoroughly revised to include new acoustical design techniques, "M..
"Sketching User Experiences" approaches design and design thinking as something distinct that needs to be better understood-by both designers and the people with whom they need to work- in order to achieve success with new products and systems. So while the focus is on design, the approach is holist..
Continuing the tradition of excellence in firefighter education, this new, expanded version contains the complete 20 basic chapters, as well as additional chapters including first aid and hazardous materials response to meet all of the requirements for Fire Fighter I and II levels of NFPA 1001r and ..
The Acclaimed RF Microelectronics Best-Seller, Expanded and Updated for the Newest Architectures, Circuits, and Devices Wireless communication has become almost as ubiquitous as electricity, but RF design continues to challenge engineers and researchers. In the 15 years since the first edition of th..
"Beautifully written and meticulously researched."--"St. Louis Post-Dispatch." This updated study of the economics, politics, and ecology of water covers more than a century of public and private desert reclamation in the American West...
Writing at the time of Napoleon's greatest campaigns, Prussian soldier and writer Carl von Clausewitz created this treatise on the art of warfare, which presented war as part of a coherent system of political thought. He is best remembered for his pronouncement that war is a continuation of politics..
This acclaimed portrait of heroism and ingenuity captures a watershed moment in human history. The astronauts themselves have called it the definitive account of their missions. On the night of July 20, 1969, our world changed forever when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Based on ..
From its beginnings in the 1920s until its demise in the 1980s, Bell
Labs-officially, the research and development wing of AT&T-was the
biggest, and arguably the best, laboratory for new ideas in the world.
From the transistor to the laser, from digital communications to
The Harvest of Sorrow is the first full history of one of the most horrendous human tragedies of the 20th century. Between 1929 and 1932 the Soviet Communist Party struck a double blow at the Russian peasantry: dekulakization, the dispossession and deportation of millions of peasant families, and co..
On War is one of the most important books ever written on the subject of war. Clausewitz, a Prussian officer who fought against the French during the Napoleonic Wars, sought to understand and analyze the phenomenon of war so that future leaders could conduct and win conflicts more effectively. He st..
David Kilcullen is one of the world's most influential experts on counterinsurgency and modern warfare. A Senior Counterinsurgency Advisor to General David Petraeus in Iraq, his vision of war powerfully influenced America's decision to rethink its military strategy in Iraq and implement the Surge, n..
Hardly a week passes without some high-profile court case that features
intellectual property at its center. But how did the belief that one
could own an idea come about? And how did that belief change the way
humankind lives and works? William Rosen, author of Justinian's Flea, seeks to a..
Rifkin describes how the five-pillars of the Third Industrial Revolution will create thousands of businesses, millions of jobs, and usher in a fundamental re-ordering of human relationships, from hierarchical to lateral power, that will impact the way we conduct business, govern society, educate our..
Herv? This (pronounced "Teess") is an internationally renowned chemist, a popular French television personality, a bestselling cookbook author, a longtime collaborator with the famed French chef Pierre Gagnaire, and the only person to hold a doctorate in molecular gastronomy, a cutting-edge field he..
Mobile robots range from the Mars Pathfinder mission's teleoperated Sojourner to the cleaning robots in the Paris Metro. This text offers students and other interested readers an introduction to the fundamentals of mobile robotics, spanning the mechanical, motor, sensory, perceptual, and cognitive l..