Locomotive to Aeromotive

Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Author: Simine Short

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252093321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute designed America's two largest stockyards, created innovative and influential structures such as the Kansas City Bridge over the previously "unbridgeable" Missouri River, and was a passionate aviation pioneer whose collaborative approach to aeronautical engineering problems helped the Wright brothers take flight. Drawing on a rich trove of archival material and exclusive family sources, Locomotive to Aeromotive is the first detailed examination of Chanute's life and his immeasurable contributions to the fields of engineering and transportation, from the ground transportation revolution of the mid-nineteenth century to the early days of aviation. Aviation researcher and historian Simine Short brings to light in colorful detail many previously overlooked facets of Chanute's life, in both his professional accomplishments and his personal relationships. Through the reflections of other engineers, scientists and pioneers in various fields who knew him, Short characterizes Chanute as a man who believed in fostering and supporting people who were willing to learn. This well-researched biography cements Chanute's place as a preeminent engineer, pioneer, and mentor in the history of transportation in the United States and the development of the airplane.
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The River of the Mother of God

and other Essays by Aldo Leopold

Author: Aldo Leopold

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299127633

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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His name is inextricably linked with a single work, A Sand County Almanac, a classic of natural history literature and the conservationist's bible. This book brings together the best of Leopold's essays.
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Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites, Second Edition

Author: Roger M. Rowell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439853800

Category: Science

Page: 703

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Wood has played a major role throughout human history. Strong and versatile, the earliest humans used wood to make shelters, cook food, construct tools, build boats, and make weapons. Recently, scientists, politicians, and economists have renewed their interest in wood because of its unique properties, aesthetics, availability, abundance, and perhaps most important of all, its renewability. However, wood will not reach its highest use potential until we fully describe it, understand the mechanisms that control its performance properties, and, finally, are able to manipulate those properties to give us the desired performance we seek. The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites analyzes the chemical composition and physical properties of wood cellulose and its response to natural processes of degradation. It describes safe and effective chemical modifications to strengthen wood against biological, chemical, and mechanical degradation without using toxic, leachable, or corrosive chemicals. Expert researchers provide insightful analyses of the types of chemical modifications applied to polymer cell walls in wood. They emphasize the mechanisms of reaction involved and resulting changes in performance properties including modifications that increase water repellency, fire retardancy, and resistance to ultraviolet light, heat, moisture, mold, and other biological organisms. The text also explores modifications that increase mechanical strength, such as lumen fill, monomer polymer penetration, and plasticization. The Handbook of Wood Chemistry and Wood Composites concludes with the latest applications, such as adhesives, geotextiles, and sorbents, and future trends in the use of wood-based composites in terms of sustainable agriculture, biodegradability and recycling, and economics. Incorporating decades of teaching experience, the editor of this handbook is well-attuned to educational demands as well as industry standards and research trends.
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Proceedings

Author: American Wood-Preservers' Association. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wood

Page: N.A

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List of members in each vol. (except v. 2).
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Conservation of Easel Paintings

Author: Joyce Hill Stoner,Rebecca Rushfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136000410

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 928

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Conservation of Easel Paintings is the first comprehensive text on the history, philosophy, and methods of treatment of easel paintings that combines both theory with practice. With contributions from an international group of experts and interviews with important artists, this volume provides an all-encompassing guide to necessary background knowledge in technical art history, artists' materials, scientific methods of examination and documentation, with sections that present varying approaches and methods for treatment, including consolidation, lining, cleaning, retouching, and varnishing. The book concludes with a section featuring issues of preventive conservation, storage, shipping, exhibition, lighting, safety issues, and public outreach. Conservation of Easel Paintings is a crucial resource in the training of conservation students and will provide generations of practicing paintings conservators and interested art historians, curators, directors, collectors, dealers, artists, and students of art and art history with invaluable information and guidance.
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Current Serials Received

Author: British Library. Document Supply Centre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Periodicals

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Ceramic Armor and Armor Systems II

Proceedings of the 107th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, Baltimore, Maryland, USA 2005

Author: Eugene Medvedovski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111840811X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 157

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Contains papers on the development and incorporation of ceramic materials for armor applications. Topics include impact and penetration modeling, dynamic and static testing to predict performance, damage characterization, non-destructive evaluation and novel material concepts.
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Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Labor

Page: N.A

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Protection to Home Industry

Proceedings of the National Convention of Iron and Steel Manufacturers and Iron Ore Producers at Cresson, Tuesday and Wednesday September 12 and 13, 1882

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iron industry and trade

Page: 29

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The Literary Panorama, and National Register

A Review of Books, Register of Events, Magazine of Varieties: Comprising Interesting Intelligence from the Various Districts of the United Kingdom; the British Connexions in America, Africa, the East Indies, the West Indies, Western Asia &c. and from All Parts of the World ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Blazing Heritage

A History of Wildland Fire in the National Parks

Author: Hal K. Rothman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208066

Category: History

Page: 304

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National parks played a unique role in the development of wildfire management on American public lands. With a different mission and powerful meaning to the public, the national parks were a psychic battleground for the contests between fire suppression and its use as a management tool. Blazing Heritage tells how the national parks shaped federal fire management.
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The Social and Economic Impact of New Technology 1978–84: A Select Bibliography

Author: Leslie Grayson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468482580

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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Silicon chip technology; microprocessor technology; information technology; or quite simply new technology. These are some of the names representing the microelectronics revolution depending upon the audience being addressed by speaker or writer. No previous new industrial development has caused such widespread publicity and discussion amongst users and researchers as the new technology. Concern is being expressed about the effects of new technology on employment, job satisfaction, social life, leisure activities and the economics of commerce and industry. The late 70s saw many doom-laden predictions of those effects but by 1983 both management and trade unions were taking a more objective view of the social and economic impacts, and many correspondents now see the new technology as a means of opening up new industries and overcoming the effects of world recessions. The "chip" has involved the factory floor, the office, the supermarket and the home. Electronic funds transfer, electronic shopping, microelectronic domestic appliances, word processors and microprocessor-controlled machinery mean that the new technology has pervaded all aspects of social and economic life, and the developed countries are now coming to accept it as part of society as a whole. Inevitably the flood of literature on the social and economic impacts of new technology has been overwhelming. Unfortunately the quality of information and arguments propagated at conferences, in journal papers and research reports has indicated that there has been little quantifiable evidence available on the effects of these impacts.
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