By Mike Adams
By Mike Adams
By Hans Wittfoth
Das Lebenswerk des leidenschaftlichen Bauingenieurs ist jetzt als Buch erschienen. Auf lebhafte Weise schildert es das Baugeschehen der letzten 50 Jahre. Es berichtet von der Pionierzeit des Spannbetonbrückenbaus und von der stürmischen Entwicklung des deutschen Auslandsbaus. Beides hat der hochbegabte, disziplinierte und entschlossene Bauingenieur Hans Wittfoth maßgeblich geprägt. So ist das vorliegende Buch ein aus vielen Mosaiksteinen zusammengesetztes Zeitdokument für Historiker, Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Bauingenieure.
By Allan J. McDonald,James R. Hansen
On a chilly January morning in 1986, NASA introduced the gap trip Challenger, regardless of warnings opposed to doing so through a lot of persons, together with Allan McDonald. The fiery destruction of Challenger on dwell tv moments after release is still an indelible photograph within the nation’s collective reminiscence.
In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a talented engineer and govt, relives the tragedy from the place he stood at release keep watch over heart. As he fought to attract cognizance to the true purposes in the back of the catastrophe, he was once the one one distinctive for retribution by way of either NASA and his supplier, Morton Thiokol, Inc., makers of the shuttle's reliable rocket boosters. during this whistle-blowing but rigorous and fair-minded booklet, McDonald, with the help of across the world distinctive aerospace historian James R. Hansen, addresses all of the criteria that ended in the coincidence, a few of which have been by no means integrated in NASA's Failure workforce record submitted to the Presidential Commission.
Truth, Lies, and O-Rings is the 1st examine the Challenger tragedy and its aftermath from anyone who used to be at the inside of, famous the capability catastrophe, and attempted to avoid it. It additionally addresses the early warnings of very serious particles concerns from the 1st post-Challenger flights, which eventually led to the lack of Columbia a few fifteen years later.
By David Miles
Focusing at the British Isles, the writer explores a interval of big societal swap the Neolithic, or New Stone Age during the such a lot iconic artifact of its time: the polished stone awl, utilizing his personal old stone axe-head, given to him via an area quarry employee, as a consultant to the revolution that modified the realm. those ambitious creations weren't simply the most important instruments that enabled the 1st farmers to transparent the forests, but in addition items of serious symbolic value, signifying prestige and tool, wrapped up in expressions of faith and politics. blending anecdote, ethnography and archaeological research, the writer vividly demonstrates how the archaeology at the floor unearths to us the evolving worldview of a species more and more changing their very own panorama; settling down jointly, making an investment in agricultural plots, and jointly erecting sizeable ceremonial monuments to cement new communal identities.
As a right away results of the discovery, and intensification, of agriculture, the planet entered the Anthropocene, or the present age of humanity: an period within which we're altering the area round us in major, accelerating and infrequently unpredictable methods. because the writer poignantly concludes, our ancestors set us at the route to the trendy global we are living in; now seven billion people needs to face the demanding situations that presents.
By John Sprague
Sprague electrical offers a worthwhile company and technological background, which serves as a lens for the tales of millions of businesses world wide. it's the tale of company luck, and a cautionary story of what to prevent. The Sprague electrical tale portrays the worth of funding in study and improvement, and likewise the consequences of uncooked fabric provide chains on product traces. it's a tale of a company’s family members with the city the place its factories have been situated, the small New England mill city of North Adams, Massachusetts, and the way hard work family members — at first cordial— later soured. it's a tale of the way a susceptible corporation weathered the stresses of the nice melancholy and triumphed, purely to be introduced down through the recessions of the Seventies and 1980s.
It is a heritage of acquisitions, mergers, and spin-offs— a few of them botched— and of the strategic and tactical blunders that finally triggered the corporate to fade. Its critical production plant is now an acclaimed artwork museum.
Yet, Sprague Electric’s successor businesses proceed its legacy within the digital parts undefined. firms shaped from its assorted company devices and operations are actually unfold round the world.
By Paolo Ulivi,David M. Harland
This interesting publication is a must have textual content for area fanatics with an engineering bent. it's a distinct background of unmanned missions that experience explored our sun procedure. the topic is handled anywhere attainable from an engineering and clinical point of view and contains technical descriptions of the spacecraft, their challenge designs and their instrumentations. clinical effects are mentioned intensive, including information of challenge administration. The booklet is beautifully entire, overlaying missions and effects from the Nineteen Fifties correct as much as the current day. a number of the most modern missions and their effects seem in a favored technology e-book for the 1st time.
By Patrick J. Walsh
By Carol Dawson,Roger Allen Polson,Geoff Appold
whilst the Texas road division (now known as the Texas division of Transportation or TxDOT) used to be created in 1917, there have been simply approximately 200,000 automobiles in Texas touring on fewer than one thousand miles of paved roads. this present day, after a hundred years of the Texas road division, the kingdom boasts over 80,000 miles of paved, state-maintained roads that accommodate greater than 25 million vehicles.
certain to curiosity heritage fans and informal readers alike, many years of development and turmoil, improvement and catastrophe, and politics and corruption come jointly once again in those pages, which inform the impressive tale of an infrastructure a hundred years within the making.
By Bruce D. Epperson
By Trevor Pinch,Richard Swedberg