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Gas Dynamics - ebook
SKU: gd/ebook/000
Binding: pdf - ebook, download. 500 pages17 pages.

This book is written for the average student who wants to learn the fundamentals of gas dynamics. It aims at the undergraduate level and thus requires a minimum of prerequisites. The writing style is informal and incorporates ideas in educational technology such as behavioral objectives, meaningful summaries, and check tests. Such features make this book well suited for self-study as well as for conventional course presentation. Sufficient material is included for a typical one-quarter or onesemester course, depending on the student’s background.

Engineering Manual ebook
SKU: em/000/100
Binding: Zip download - 65mb

This ebook contains engineering training manuals. The zipped file is over 65MB so will take a while to download it. Once you have downloaded it and unzipped it just click on autorun.

SKU: l/144/000
Binding: Paperback: 189 pages
Anyone alive in the 18th century would have known that 'the longitude problem' was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day – and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the increasing fortunes of nations, hung on a resolution.
Pumps and Hydraulic Rams
SKU: phr/335/000
Binding: Paperback 193 Pages

A hydraulic ram is a water-powered cyclic pump. It harnesses the forces of water hammer to pump a portion of the water being used to power the pump to a point higher than where the water originally started. It is sometimes used in remote areas, where the right conditions exist, since it requires no outside source of power other than the kinetic energy of falling water.

Chapters include: suction pumps and lift pumps, making simple suction pumps, pump cup leathers, pump valves, ram or plunger pumps, making a bucket and plunger pump, construction of a plumber's force pump, wooden pumps, small pumps for special purposes, centrifugal pumps, air-lift and pulsometer pumps, and hydraulic rams.

The book has been re-published from the original and contains the whole script, diagrams and formulas. The book has been reformatted and is not just a scanned copy of the original.

Digital diagrams - effective design and presentationof statistical information
SKU: dd/928/000
Binding: Hardcover: 192 pages
A highly illustrated exploration of the methods of presenting statistics effectively to a sophisticated audience, from pies to bars through to graphs and charts, guiding the designer through the options available and providing a comprehensive showcase of international information design. 9"x9" 300 colour
Alternator secrets - ebook
SKU: as/ebook/0/0
Binding: ebook - pdf

In the last two decades alternators have replaced generators in motor vehicles. The reasons are many: output current can be produced at lower rpm, voltage can be more accurately' controlled with solid state regulators, alternators need less maintenance, and they cost less to manufacture.

When modified, auto alternators can provide variable direct current at 0 to 120 volts for battery charging, hot charging, light arc welding, or for running AC-DC appliances and lights. Another simple modification provides AC power to run some transformer-operated appliances. If you know the secrets of its operation and the modifications possible, the small low-cost alternator can become a versatile power plant.

Surprisingly, alternators are constructed with three sets of field windings positioned evenly at 120 degree intervals inside the frame. Such construction produces three-phase AC.

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
SKU: tnldv/ebook/000/000
Binding: .exe file within a Zip file

The popularity of Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code, has revitalised interest in this fascinating historical character. Leonardo Da Vinci lived from 1452 - 1519 and is the very definition of the words, "Renaissance Man". His work in anatomy, architecture, engineering, invention, mathematics, music, painting and sculpture are still revered and relevant today. Da Vinci's ideas involved inventions not technically feasible until the twentieth century, and include tanks, helicopters, parachutes and countless others. This eBook contains his complete notes, Volumes I and II, and contains the original plans for what Brown describes as the cryptex. This version is fully searchable and comes in executable format (.exe) for use on any computer running Microsoft Windows.

Leonardo Da Vinci Illustrated eBook by Maurice Brockwell
SKU: ldie/ebook/000
Binding: Zip file

"Leonardo," wrote an English critic as far back as 1721, "was a Man
so happy in his genius, so consummate in his Profession, so
accomplished in the Arts, so knowing in the Sciences, and withal, so
much esteemed by the Age wherein he lived, his Works so highly
applauded by the Ages which have succeeded, and his Name and Memory
still preserved with so much Veneration by the present Age—that, if
anything could equal the Merit of the Man, it must be the Success he
met with. Moreover, 'tis not in Painting alone, but in Philosophy,
too, that Leonardo surpassed all his Brethren of the 'Pencil.'"


This admirable summary of the great Florentine painter's life's work
still holds good to-day.



His Birth
His Early Training
His Early Works
First Visit to Milan
In the East
Back in Milan
The Virgin of the Rocks
The Last Supper
The Court of Milan
Leonardo Leaves Milan
Mona Lisa
Battle of Anghiari
Again in Milan
In Rome
In France
His Death
His Art
His Mind
His Maxims
His Spell
His Descendants


I. Mona Lisa
In the Louvre
II. Annunciation
In the Uffizi Gallery, Florence
III. Virgin of the Rocks
In the National Gallery, London
IV. The Last Supper
In the Refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
V. Copy of the Last Supper
In the Diploma Gallery, Burlington House
VI. Head of Christ
In the Brera Gallery, Milan
VII. Portrait (presumed) of Lucrezia Crivelli
In the Louvre
VIII. Madonna, Infant Christ, and St Anne.
In the Louvre

Secret Societies- ebook
SKU: ss/ebook/000
. Secret associations are of very ancient origin. They existed among the ancient Egyptians, Hindoos, Grecians, Romans, and probably among nearly all the pagan nations of antiquity. This fact, however is neither proof of their utility nor of their harmlessness. Slavery, despotism, cruelty, drunken falsehood, and all sorts of sins and crimes have been practiced from time immemorial, but are none the less to be reprobated on that account.
On the Origin of Species eBook by Charles Darwin
SKU: oots/ebook/000
Binding: ebooks - Zip file

The following paragraphs are the introduction of the book: INTRODUCTION. When on board H.M.S. 'Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the inhabitants of South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts seemed to me to throw some light on the origin of species--that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one of our greatest philosophers. On my return home, it occurred to me, in 1837, that something might perhaps be made out on this question by patiently accumulating and reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it. After five years' work I allowed myself to speculate on the subject, and drew up some short notes; these I enlarged in 1844 into a sketch of the conclusions, which then seemed to me probable: from that period to the present day I have steadily pursued the same object. I hope that I may be excused for entering on these personal details, as I give them to show that I have not been hasty in coming to a decision. My work is now nearly finished; but as it will take me two or three more years to complete it, and as my health is far from strong, I have been urged to publish this Abstract. I have more especially been induced to do this, as Mr. Wallace, who is now studying the natural history of the Malay archipelago, has arrived at almost exactly the same general conclusions that I have on the origin of species. Last year he sent to me..............

Einstein's Theory of Relativity
SKU: etr/ebook/000
Binding: Zip file

The present book is intended, as far as possible, to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to those readers who, from a general scientific and philosophical point of view, are interested in the theory, but who are not conversant with the mathematical apparatus of theoretical physics. The work presumes a standard of education corresponding to that of a university matriculation examination, and, despite the shortness of the book, a fair amount of patience and force of will on the part of the reader. The author has spared himself no pains in his endeavor to present the main ideas in the simplest and most intelligible form, and on the whole, in the sequence and connection in which they actually originated. In the interest of clearness, it appeared to me inevitable that I should repeat myself frequently, without paying the slightest attention to the elegance of the presentation. I adhered scrupulously to the precept of that brilliant theoretical physicist L. Boltzmann, according to whom matters of elegance ought to be left to the tailor and to the cobbler. I make no pretence of having withheld from the reader difficulties which are inherent to the subject. On the other hand, I have purposely treated the empirical physical foundations of the theory in a "step-motherly" fashion, so that readers unfamiliar with physics may not feel like the wanderer who was unable to see the forest for the trees. May the book bring some one a few happy hours of suggestive thought!

December, 1916

The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant eBook
SKU: tpmog/ebook/000/000


"Man proposes and God disposes."  There are but few important events in
the affairs of men brought about by their own choice.
Although frequently urged by friends to write my memoirs I had
determined never to do so, nor to write anything for publication.  At
the age of nearly sixty-two I received an injury from a fall, which
confined me closely to the house while it did not apparently affect my
general health. This made study a pleasant pastime.  Shortly after, the
rascality of a business partner developed itself by the announcement of
a failure.  This was followed soon after by universal depression of all
securities, which seemed to threaten the extinction of a good part of
the income still retained, and for which I am indebted to the kindly act
of friends.  At this juncture the editor of the Century Magazine asked
me to write a few articles for him. I consented for the money it gave
me; for at that moment I was living upon borrowed money.  The work I
found congenial, and I determined to continue it.  The event is an
important one for me, for good or evil; I hope for the former.
In preparing these volumes for the public, I have entered upon the task
with the sincere desire to avoid doing injustice to any one, whether on
the National or Confederate side, other than the unavoidable injustice
of not making mention often where special mention is due.  There must be
many errors of omission in this work, because the subject is too large
to be treated of in two volumes in such way as to do justice to all the
officers and men engaged.  There were thousands of instances, during the
rebellion, of individual, company, regimental and brigade deeds of
heroism which deserve special mention and are not here alluded to.  The
troops engaged in them will have to look to the detailed reports of
their individual commanders for the full history of those deeds.
The first volume, as well as a portion of the second, was written before
I had reason to suppose I was in a critical condition of health.  Later
I was reduced almost to the point of death, and it became impossible for
me to attend to anything for weeks.  I have, however, somewhat regained
my strength, and am able, often, to devote as many hours a day as a
person should devote to such work.  I would have more hope of satisfying
the expectation of the public if I could have allowed myself more time.
I have used my best efforts, with the aid of my eldest son, F. D. Grant,
assisted by his brothers, to verify from the records every statement of
fact given.  The comments are my own, and show how I saw the matters
treated of whether others saw them in the same light or not.
With these remarks I present these volumes to the public, asking no
favor but hoping they will meet the approval of the reader.
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The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments eBook
SKU: gbc/ebook/000

During the 1960's this book was pulled from all public libraries and banned for sale by the government. The reason was the experiments and information contained were considered too dangerous for the general public, especially young children. The hard copy of The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments is extremely rare and very expensive if your lucky enough to find a copy for sale.

This educational and fun book shows you how to set up a home laboratory and how to conduct over 200 simple experiments. It is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating subject or for parents who want to broaden their child’s understanding of science.

This great book describes what chemistry is and covers the equipment required, the words used by chemists with meanings and allows you to conduct your own experiments and learn. Each experiment is set out in simple easy to follow steps and tells you what materials you will need and how to do it.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
SKU: htwfait/ebook/000/000
Binding: ebook - pdf

This ebook is a the complete book.

How to Win Friends and Influence People was first published in 1937 in an edition of only five thousand copies. Neither Dale Carnegie nor the publishers, Simon and Schuster, anticipated more than this modest sale. To their amazement, the book became an overnight sensation, and edition after edition rolled off the presses to keep up with the increasing public demand. Now to Win Friends and InfEuence People took its place in publishing history as one of the all-time international best-sellers. It touched a nerve and filled a human need that was more than a faddish phenomenon of post-Depression days, as evidenced by its continued and uninterrupted sales into the eighties, almost half a century later. Dale Carnegie used to say that it was easier to make a million dollars than to put a phrase into the English language. How to Win Friends and Influence People became such a phrase, quoted, paraphrased, parodied, used in innumerable contexts from political cartoon to novels.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - ebook
SKU: ssls/ebook/000/000

By the Authour

Although this book is titled The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, it could also be called The Seven Spiritual Laws of Life, because these are the same principles that nature uses to create everything in material existence — everything we can see, hear, smell, taste, or touch. In my book, Creating Affluence: Wealth Consciousness in the Field of All Possibilities, I have outlined the steps to wealth consciousness based on a true understanding of the workings of nature.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success form the essence of this teaching. When this knowledge is incorporated in your consciousness, it will give you the ability to create unlimited wealth with effortless ease, and to experience success in every endeavour. Success in life could be defined as the continued expansion of happiness and the progressive realization of worthy goals. Success is the ability to fulfill your desires with effortless ease. And yet success, including the creation of wealth, has always been considered to be a process that requires hard work, and it is often considered to be at the expense of others. We need a more spiritual approach to success and to affluence, which is the abundant flow of all good things to you. With the knowledge and practice of spiritual law, we put ourselves in harmony with nature and create with carefulness, joy, and love.

There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. Moreover, success is a journey, not a destination. Material abundance, in all its expressions, happens to be one of those things that makes the journey more enjoyable. But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.

Dawn of the 21st Century (Hardcover)
SKU: dot21c/1578/000
Binding: Hardcover: 320 pages

Dawn of the 21st Century is the culmination of a two-year global project that was launched on the Internet and invited photography enthusiasts to document the passing of the millennium. Of the many thousands of entries, 500 photos were selected to be in the book. Each one is a document of global social history and defines a different story in the 24 hours encompassing New Year's Eve 2000. Styles and subjects are varied: from the splendour of high-profile events at the Pyramids, Times Square and the Thames, to beach parties and the sombre realities of the homeless. With an index containing a chronological, photographic tour around the planet, Dawn of the 21st Century is essential for everyone, not just as an important photographic record of our times, but as a celebration of life itself.

Instructions in handicrafts (Brompton library)
SKU: IIH/260/000
From the cover: An introduction to a wide range of popular handicrafts including paper craft, lino printing, picture framing, woodworking, carving, modelling, leatherwork, etc.
Heat Transfer Equipment Elementary - ebook
SKU: Feed/htee/500
Heat exchanger and cooling tower design and operation detailed in this ebook. Also are the basics of heat transfer, boilers, temperature sensing elements, water hammer and it's control as well steam trap operation and selection. Do you know how water hammer occurs and the severity of the harm it can cause? Are you in charge of maintaining heat exchanger, boilers and/or cooling towers? Are you sure what heat transfer fluids by steam sparging is? Then this ebook is a must have for you to bone up on your industrial temperature sensing methods to keep the process in control, your boiler rooms and your cooling towers running efficiently.

A great ebook for the handy man as well as the professional maintenance person.

Safety in the work place - ebook
SKU: feed/sitwp/320

Safety in the workplace covers confined space entry, installing a decontamination safety shower and equipment decontamination. Of course no job safety book would be complete with out the section on job safety while performing hazardous and dangerous work.

There are also some safety issues to address while considering how to improve plant layouts.

13 pages of Safety basics for you to print out and distribute to your production people.

Windicity.com – My experience of establishing a wind turbine company
SKU: windicity/000/20
Binding: ebook - pdf - 52 pages

Description of the ebook by the author - “Windicity – my experience of establishing a wind turbine” business book contains 52 pages of text, over 13,000 words of content, numerous pictures and diagrams. The contents of the book cover a huge amount of the elements you need to consider when starting a wind turbine business. The full list of areas covered are as below:

Potential issues. Positives and negatives
Business creation and planning – Page 11
Company branding. Company formation. Sole trader. Private Limited Company. Creating a limited company. Online presence. General online links. Training
Introduction to wind turbines – Page 19
Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine. Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. How do they work? Locating a wind turbine. Good and bad sites. How much power can be produced? Are wind turbines a good investment? Suppliers – Page 28
Contacting suppliers. Shipping terms. Samples. Choosing your product. Transferring money. Trusting suppliers.
Supplier feedback – Page 32
World wind turbine Factory. AAB Asia Alliance Base. Shanghai Aeolus Wind Tech Co. Ltd (SAWT). Aerowind Systems Ltd. SinoStar (Duxlite). General products.
Sample product – Page 40
Packaging. Build quality. Electrics. Regulator. Installation. General turbine pictures. Testing the turbine. High winds. Public opinion.
Conclusions – Page 50
Index – Page 52

A Heat Transfer Textbook
Binding: ebook - 762 pages. third edition

High Quality illustrated textbook. This book is meant for students in their introductory heat transfer course —students who have learned calculus (through ordinary differential equations) and basic thermodynamics. It includes the needed background in fluid mechanics, although students will be better off if they have had an introductory course in fluids.

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The Digital Image
SKU: tdi/sand/440/499
Binding: Paperback: 240 pages

A guide to the terminology and developments of new technology in digital imagery with chapters on digital cameras, image process and digital printers, outlining its benefits over film and its versatility, pliability and convenience of use. 9"x6", b&w throughout

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Forensic Engineering Investigation
SKU: fei/ebook/000
Binding: pdf - ebook, download. 451 pages.

Forensic Engineering Investigation provides analyses and methods for determining how something was damaged and when the damage may have legal consequences. It covers 21 of the more common types of failures, catastrophic events, and losses that a forensic engineer may be called upon to assess. Each chapter is self-contained, highly specific, and succinct.

The History of Hot Air Engines
SKU: thohae/ebook/000/000
Binding: pdf document - in presentation format


  • Preface
  • The hot-air drive in the 2nd century before the Christian era.
  • The requirement of portable power during the Industrial Revolution, Stirling, Ericsson, Rider, Lehmann, Buschbaum and others.
  • The electricity need in remote areas, the Philips idea 1937 - 1979
  • The Stirling-renaissance, Sun-driven, Combined Heat and Power
  • Stirling, the air-independent motor, AISP
  • Different thermic principles, Motors, Refrigerators, Heatpumps
  • The Stirling-refrigerator, Windhausen, Philips, AIM
  • Different working-mediums, air, gas, water, metals
  • The hot-air motor as toy, investment or speculation?
  • The function of the Stirling motor
  • Construction types, Stirling, Ericsson, Ringbom, Freikolben, Rupp, Vacuum-motor.
  • The rulers of the game for the model constructor: The hot-air engine
  • Epilogue
  • Sources
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Key World Energy Statistics 2013
SKU: kwes/iea/ebook/000

The IEA produced its first handy, pocket-sized summary of key energy data in 1997 and every year since then it has been more and more successful.

Key World Energy Statistics contains timely, clearly-presented data on supply, transformation and consumption of all major energy sources.

The interested businessman, journalist or student will have at his or her fingertips the annual Canadian production of coal, the electricity consumption in Thailand, the price of diesel oil in Spain and thousands of other useful energy facts.

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Key World Energy Statistics 2014
SKU: kwes/ebook/000
The IEA produced its first handy, pocket-sized summary of key energy data in 1997 and every year since then it has been more and more successful.

Key World Energy Statistics contains timely, clearly-presented data on supply, transformation and consumption of all major energy sources.

The interested businessman, journalist or student will have at his or her fingertips the annual Australian production of coal, the electricity consumption in Japan, the price of diesel oil in Spain and thousands of other useful energy facts.

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General Relativity
SKU: GE/ebook/000/000
Binding: PDF - ebook, download 418
This is a textbook on general relativity for upper-division undergraduates majoring in physics, at roughly the same level as Rindler's Essential Relativity or Hartle's Gravity. The book is meant to be especially well adapted for self-study, and answers are given in the back of the book for almost all the problems. The ratio of conceptual to mathematical problems is higher than in most books. The notational system emphasized most strongly is coordinate-free abstract index notation. Knowledge of first-year calculus and lower-division mechanics and electromagnetism is assumed. Differential equations, linear algebra, and vector calculus are used in various spots, and although it would not be too hard to skip over those spots while understanding the general ideas, the reality is that general relativity is a subject in which a fairly high degree of mathematical maturity will be useful. Special relativity is introduced from scratch, but it will be very helpful to have a thorough previous knowledge of SR, at the level of a book such as Taylor and Wheeler's Spacetime Physics or my own text Special Relativity.
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Special Relativity
SKU: SR/ebook/000/000
Binding: PDF - ebook, download 242
This a textbook on special relativity, aimed at undergraduates who have already completed a freshman survey course. The treatment of electromagnetism assumes previous exposure to Maxwell's equations in integral form, but no knowledge of vector calculus.
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Fundamentals of Calculus
SKU: FC/000/000
Binding: PDF - ebook, download 246

This open-source book was produced by Benjamin Crowell and combines his work with material from a preexisting open-source book by Joel Robbin and Sigurd Angenent, www.math.wisc.edu/undergraduate/calculus-instructors-page.

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