• Marine engineering
      June 2014

      Port Designer's Handbook, Third edition

      by Carl A. Thoresen (Author)

      The Port Designer’s Handbook, Third Edition provides practising port and harbour consulting engineers with essential guidance and recommendations for the layout, design and construction of modern harbour and port structures. The third edition is extensively revised and discusses various factors to consider when designing efficient container terminals. Water depth, berth structure, and environmental forces are discussed in line with PIANC recommendations and considerations. The latest developments in navigation safety, site selection, layout, cargo handling, and mooring principles are outlined and evaluated, and operational conditions for ships in channels and harbour basins are discussed. Drawing on PIANC specifications, international harbour standards and recommendations are thoroughly explored. This handbook is an invaluable resource to practising port and harbour consulting engineers as well as contractors involved in the layout, design and construction of berth and harbour structures. The Port Designer’s Handbook, Third Edition: • provides revised calculations for wind, current and wave forces according to the PIANC and international specification and recommendations • demonstrates safety considerations, calculations, evaluations and recommendations in line with PIANC and Eurocode specifications • outlines design considerations relating to loadings, berth structures, cargo handling equipment and berthing forces • details open berth structures including larger type of vessels e.g. large oil and LNG tankers which need increased water depth for berthing • discusses new container handling equipment and the demand for more efficient container terminals based on the new PIANC recommendations.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Optical Imaging and Photography

      Introduction to Science and Technology of Optics, Sensors and Systems

      by Ulrich Teubner, Hans Josef Brückner

      This textbook is concerned with optical imaging – from simple apertures to complex imaging systems. It spans the range all the way from optical physics to technical optics. Physics and engineering students learn to understand different imaging systems and sensors as well as lenses and errors, image amplification and processing. For microscopists and photographers it conveys a deeper insight into the intricacies of their daily used devices.

    • Military history
      August 2008

      Scraping the Barrel

      The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860-1960

      by Edited by Sanders Marble

    • Military history
      August 2008

      Scraping the Barrel

      The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, 1860-1960

      by Edited by Sanders Marble

    • Biography: general

      Tales of the Savoy

      Stories from a Glasgow Cafôe

      by Joe. Pieri

    • Astronomy, space & time

      Solar System Scale Model 1:100 billion (US edition)

      The perfect tool to learn all about our Solar System

      by Rob Walrecht

      This unique product is both a scale model and concise encyclopaedia of the Solar System in one! It consists of sixteen information-packed cards (10x12 cm or 4x5 inch), all pertaining to the Sun, the planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets and the new class to which Pluto now belongs, the dwarf planets. These cards are a quick way to learn all there is to know about these objects, as well as being ideal for youngsters, papers and talks! Primarily, however, it is an exquisite scale model (scale 1:100 billion) of our fascinating Solar System, presenting the best possible representation of the distances within our Solar System as well as the unimaginable emptiness of the universe. This version is made for US customers, as the units used are inches, miles, Fahrenheit etc. In this scale model, the Sun is the size of a marble (14 mm), Jupiter, which is at 8 m/26 ft from the Sun, as large as a plastic pin-head, the Earth (at 1.5 m/5 ft) as large a grain of coarse sand, Mars (at 2.3 m/7.5 ft) as large a grain of fine sand and Pluto, which would now be at 47 m/155 ft from the Sun, as large as a dust particle... The scale model, when completely placed, is 64 m (210 ft) long. The closest next star is at 400 km (250 miles) from the Sun! The cards show the sizes of the Heavenly bodies at scale, as well as these sizes one hundred times ‘enlarged’, for better comparison of the members of our Solar System. Special standards to place them are included and the cards contain holes to be hung on the wall or from sticks. Available are an English version (with metric units), a US version (with inches, miles, Fahrenheit etc.) and a Dutch version.

    • Astronomy, space & time

      Solar System Scale Model 1:100 billion (metric)

      The perfect tool to learn all about our Solar System

      by Rob Walrecht

      The perfect tool to learn all about our Solar System This unique product is both a scale model and concise encyclopaedia of the Solar System in one! It consists of sixteen information-packed cards (10x12 cm or 4x5 inch), all pertaining to the Sun, the planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets and the new class to which Pluto now belongs, the dwarf planets. These cards are a quick way to learn all there is to know about these objects, as well as being ideal for youngsters, papers and talks! Primarily, however, it is an exquisite scale model (scale 1:100 billion) of our fascinating Solar System, presenting the best possible representation of the distances within our Solar System as well as the unimaginable emptiness of the universe. In this scale model, the Sun is the size of a marble (14 mm), Jupiter, which is at 8 m/26 ft from the Sun, as large as a plastic pin-head, the Earth (at 1.5 m/5 ft) as large a grain of coarse sand, Mars (at 2.3 m/7.5 ft) as large a grain of fine sand and Pluto, which would now be at 47 m/155 ft from the Sun, as large as a dust particle... The scale model, when completely placed, is 64 m (210 ft) long. The closest next star is at 400 km (250 miles) from the Sun! The cards show the sizes of the Heavenly bodies at scale, as well as these sizes one hundred times ‘enlarged’, for better comparison of the members of our Solar System. Special standards to place them are included and the cards contain holes to be hung on the wall or from sticks. Available are an English version (with metric units), a US version (with inches, miles, Fahrenheit etc.) and a Dutch version.

    • Astronomy, space & time

      Astroset 'Sterrenkunde is fun!'

      A set of three wonderful astronomical instruments for youngsters

      by Rob Walrecht

      This is a special set made for youngsters, and consisting of three products: the Solar System Scale Model (scale 1:100 billion), the build-it-yourself Star Wheel and the BIY Sundial. The Solar System Scale Model is a ready made product; the two BIY products are made of high quality 400 gram cardboard. It is a very instructive set, consisting of three veru special products.

    • Rural trades & skills

      Welsh Farming Life

      by Steve Dube

    • Astronomy, space & time

      Zonnestelselmodel (Solar System Scale Model) 1:100 billion (Dutch)

      The perfect tool to learn all about our Solar System

      by Rob Walrecht

      This unique product is both a scale model and concise encyclopaedia of the Solar System in one! It consists of sixteen information-packed cards (10x12 cm or 4x5 inch), all pertaining to the Sun, the planets, the Moon, asteroids, comets and the new class to which Pluto now belongs, the dwarf planets. These cards are a quick way to learn all there is to know about these objects, as well as being ideal for youngsters, papers and talks! Primarily, however, it is an exquisite scale model (scale 1:100 billion) of our fascinating Solar System, presenting the best possible representation of the distances within our Solar System as well as the unimaginable emptiness of the universe. In this scale model, the Sun is the size of a marble (14 mm), Jupiter, which is at 8 m/26 ft from the Sun, as large as a plastic pin-head, the Earth (at 1.5 m/5 ft) as large a grain of coarse sand, Mars (at 2.3 m/7.5 ft) as large a grain of fine sand and Pluto, which would now be at 47 m/155 ft from the Sun, as large as a dust particle... The scale model, when completely placed, is 64 m (210 ft) long. The closest next star is at 400 km (250 miles) from the Sun! The cards show the sizes of the Heavenly bodies at scale, as well as these sizes one hundred times ‘enlarged’, for better comparison of the members of our Solar System. Special standards to place them are included and the cards contain holes to be hung on the wall or from sticks. Available are an English version (with metric units), a US version (with inches, miles, Fahrenheit etc.) and a Dutch version.

    • Astronomy, space & time
      May 2013

      Genieten van de sterrenhemel

      ('Enjoying the Night Sky')

      by Rob Walrecht

      Covering everything that everyone should know about astronomy as it influences our daily lives: the day, the year, the seasons, the changing of the Moon’s ‘shape’, how the planets we see in the sky move, about the time we use, our calendar, the tides. There are chapters about the Solar System, and stars and the Milky Way, subjects that are much more extensively treated in parts 2 and 3. Including much background information about constellations and star charts, and planispheres in particular. Also contains a wonderful observation programme per season, for the layman. It basically covers the heavens as we can observe it from Earth. First part of series of three, about astronomy (Enjoying Astronomy), for the general public. They are also useful as books for astronomy courses, and written for 12-14 years and up. About 100 wonderful pictures and 90 illustrations.

    • Astronomy, space & time
      June 2013

      Genieten van het zonnestelsel

      ('Enjoying the Solar System')

      by Rob Walrecht

      This book is like a ‘Grand Tour’ through the Solar System, with a very clear and logical build-up of the subjects, and the use of many specially made illustrations and (written or drawn) scale models. The most important processes that shaped our Solar System are described. This second part of the series takes the reader away from Earth, to discover our ‘neighbourhood’, the Solar System. Second part of series of three, about astronomy (Enjoying Astronomy), for the general public. They are also useful as books for astronomy courses, and written for 12-14 years and up. About 150 wonderful pictures and 60 illustrations

    • Astronomy, space & time
      June 2013

      Genieten van het heelal

      ('Enjoying the Universe')

      by Rob Walrecht

      This book is all about stars and galaxies. After describing the history of astronomy, the writer first explains electromagnetic radiation and matter. Than there is a chapter about distances and how we can measure them. Stars are described in two chapters: ‘from the outside’ (colours, brightness, size, etc.); and ‘their interior’ (how they work). Chapter 7 is about the Milky Way, chapter 8 about all other galaxies (‘The Universe’). The last chapter is about how it all began, 13.7 billion years ago. This third part of the series takes as away from our Solar System, to go deeper into space, and into the matter! Third part of series of three, about astronomy (Enjoying Astronomy), for the general public. They are also useful as books for astronomy courses, and written for 12-14 years and up. About 125 wonderful pictures and 50 illustrations

    • Astronomy, space & time
      July 2013

      Astronomy Posters

      Set of 6 posters about astronomy

      by Rob Walrecht

      The many illustrations in the three astronomy books of our 'Enjoying Astronomy' series are a real treasure and were used to publish a set of six astronomy posters (for now in Dutch only). The posters are coupled to the books: 2 posters made from illustrations of one book. The posters are: 1a. Alles beweegt! De bewegingen van Zon en Maan (Everything moves! The movements of the Sun and Moon). It is an overview of the major celestial movements, causing the ‘day’, the ýear’, the seasons, the phases of the Moon, eclipses and more. Size 50 x 70 cm. 1b. The Stars. Everything about stars: their sizes, colours and temperatures, brightness and more. . Size 50 x 70 cm. 2a. Overview of the Solar System. The Solar System in five steps, with the Inner Solar System (up to the Asteroid Belt; the Outer Solar System (the realm of the giant planets); the Kuiper Belt, the Inner Oort Cloud to the Outer Oort Cloud. Size 50 x 70 cm. 2b. The members of the Solar System; comparisons of groups of Solar System objects: the rocky planets, giants, dwarf planets (and candidate dwarf planets!) and satellites (‘moons’). Also a large ‘familie portrait’ with all the members of the Solar System of 1000 km diameter and larger. Finally the Solar System to scale (up to Neptune). Size 50 x 70 cm. 3a – The Universe. An overview of the Universe, in nine step, from the Inner Solar System to a distance of 1 billion light-years and then to the complete Universe. Size 45 x 95 cm, portrait. 3b. Radiation from the Universe. A complete Electromagnetic Spectrum, almost 1 metre wide. Also contains a lot of interesting information about the astronomical importance of different wavelengths, with pictures of the great galaxy M 81 (Ursa Major) in radio wavelengths, infrared, visible light, UV, X-rays, gamma rays and combinations. Size 45 x 95 cm, landscape.

    • Fiction

      Under Fire

      by Rachel Amphlett

      An explosion rocks a Qatari natural gas facility… a luxury cruise liner capsizes in the Mediterranean… and someone has stolen a submarine… Are the events connected?Dan Taylor doesn’t believe in coincidences – all he has to do is convince his superiors they are next in the terrorists’ line of fire. As Britain enters its worst winter on record, Dan must elude capture to ensure the country’s energy resources are protected. At all costs.In an action-packed adventure, from the Middle East through the Mediterranean to London, Dan and his team are on a quest which will test every choice he makes. Assisted by the exotic Antonia Almasi, Dan realises he faces an adversary far greater than he ever imagined.

    • Space science
      February 1988

      Life Sciences

      Space Science in the Twenty-First Century -- Imperatives for the Decades 1995 to 2015

      by Task Group on Life Sciences, Space Science Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources, National Research Council

    • Space science
      January 1988

      Mission to Planet Earth

      Space Science in the Twenty-First Century -- Imperatives for the Decades 1995 to 2015

      by Task Group on Earth Sciences, Space Science Board, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Resources, National Research Council

    • Astronautics
      February 1989

      Advanced Power Sources for Space Missions

      by Committee on Advanced Space Based High Power Technologies, Energy Engineering Board, National Research Council

      "Star Wars"--as the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) is dubbed--will require reliable sources of immense amounts of energy to power such advanced weapons as lasers and particle beams. Are such power sources available? This study says no, not yet--and points the way toward the kind of energy research and development that is needed to power SDI. Advanced Power Sources for Space Missions presents a comprehensive and objective view of SDI's unprecedented power requirements and the opportunities we have to meet them in a cost-effective manner.

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