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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.

R101: The Airship Disaster, 1930 book
SKU: rtad/166/000
Historic official papers which have not previously been available in a popular form about the R101
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That Was Satire, That Was: The Satire Boom of the 1960s
SKU: twtstw/485/100
Life in post-war Britain was a fairy tale--grim. The first teenagers were ripe to exploit an austere, recovering Britain, which they saw as stale and complacent. Enter the Bright Young Things: Alan Bennett, Richard Ingrams, Willy Rushton, Jonathan Miller, David Frost, Dudley Moore and Peter Cook. Their combined energies gave rise to now-legendary endeavours such as Beyond the Fringe, the club The Establishment, That Was the Week That Was (TW3) and Private Eye. For the post-Goon generation, these young satirists tore up the rulebooks with a sneer worthy of their Restoration precursors. Ribald, clever undergraduate humour touched nerves people didn't know they had, and within weeks, hundreds of unsolicited scripts were being received from hopeful sixth formers. Everyone wanted to be funny. Today, everyone is. "Satire is now an industry," laments one, the producer of Have I Got News For You.
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Norman Foster and the British Museum
SKU: nfbm/360/300
Binding: Paperback: 120 pages

Published to coincide with a major retrospective of Foster's work held at the British Museum, this book brings together essays, design drawings and photographs to provide an unprecedented account of the development and fruition of this scheme. An introductory essay by Deyan Sudjic presents the Great Court as the culmination of more than a century of change within the Museum - a reconciliation of past and future which has transformed the heart of this public institution. Spencer de Grey, who oversaw the project's execution, documents the design and construction of the separate elements within the Great Court and the vast glazed canopy that surmounts them. With a preface by Norman Foster and illustrated with photographs of the Great Court in its spectacular finished state, this book provides an insight into the evolution of one of London's most remarkable architectural spaces.

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Writing for a Living - Writing Handbook
SKU: wfal/270/000
Binding: Paperback: 140 pages
If, as an author, you succeed in getting your work published or performed, what financial rewards can you expect? What about income tax and VAT? How can you tell if the contract is fair? These questions are answered in this book which also gives advice on copyright, submissions, contracts and the rights which they grant; self-publishing and PLR.
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Manual of Formulas: Recipes, Methods and Secret Processes
SKU: mof/400/550
Binding: Paperback: 250 pages

Great little book with hundres of formulas inside from adhesives to making mirrors - things that you never knew you needed!

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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.
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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.

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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
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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.

Is it just me or is everything shit?
SKU: SKU16186
An encylopedic attack on moden culture and a standard refernce work for everyone who belives everything is shit.
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Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
SKU: SKU16193
A practical guide for improving communication within relationships, helping both sexes get what they want from love and friendship. The author encourages readers to accept the other gender's particular way of expressing love and helps men and women accept each other's emotional needs.
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What's the Big Idea?: Creating and Capitalizing on the Best Management Thinking
SKU: SKU16204
Change management. Reengineering. Knowledge management. Major new management ideas are thrown at today's companies with increasing frequency-and each comes with evangelizing gurus and eager-to-assist implementation consultants. Only a handful of these ideas will be a good fit for your organization. Choose the right idea at the right time and your company can become more efficient, more effective, and more innovative. Choose the wrong one-or jump on the right bandwagon too late-and your company could fall hopelessly behind.
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The Good Shopping Guide: Your Guide to Shopping with a Clear Conscience
SKU: SKU16206
If your till receipt is as important as your vote, then this book is the official ethical shopping manifesto! The GOOD Shopping Guide is the complete guide to ethical shopping. Using over 12 years of gold standard research from the Ethical Consumer Research Association it reveals, in detail, the human rights, animal welfare and environmental records of the 'ultimate holding companies' behind over 700 every day consumer brands. There are 4 main reference sections: Good Home, Good Food & Drink, Good Money and Good Health & Beauty. As well as the serious research and in depth editorial, it is packed with beautiful photography - 40 full-page colour shots of earth forms from the beautiful natural world. Above all, this book is user-friendly and very revealing.
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"Build It" Guide to Building Your Own Timber Frame Home
SKU: bi/842/000
Do you dream of building your own home?

From the outset, this book offers good, sound, basic advice and information on many aspects of modern timber 'Platform Frame' housing. The guide starts by covering the history of this type of construction, as well as discussing why timber frame has recieved such bad publicity in recent years. The author, Rosalind Renshaw, examines the benefits of timber frame, the differences between each type, and the general form construction. She also provides details on finding land, planning applications, finance, site preperation, and services. The eleven case studies are also well worth looking at.

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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
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"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 Run Three-Phase Motors on Single Phase Power
SKU: htrtpm/000/04/190
Binding: Paperback - booklet
Yes! You can run three-phase motors on single-phase power using any one of three excellent methods in use since the turn of the last century. First, lathes, drill presses, and other machine tool motors can be run with the capacitor method. Second, the autoformer method (a technique you should buy rather than build) is useful for motors running under continuous full load. And finally you can run a whole shop full of three-phase motors from a simple, easy to build dynamic converter! No rewinding is necessary. These methods are good to at least 150 hp and 220 volts! Low starting currents and excellent power factor are possible. This is book is from the USA.

Basic three-phase and induction motor theory is included. This booklet and some experimentation can have you up & running.

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Downshift - restore your work life balance
SKU: SKU62d1f61f2d19669197c2a30da5336
Fed up with the rat race? Tired of working long hours, travelling long distances and missing out on the important things in life? Downshift examines the options available to those who seek to redress the balance between work and life. From job-sharing and flexible hours to a more radical reassessment of your whole career, the book looks at the financial and practical implications of each choice. How will a new lifestyle affect your income and outgoings, savings, tax position, pension, and prospects? Can you afford to work fewer hours? Could you get by on less? The book explains the likely trade-offs, risks and rewards. Recognising that every individual has different requirements, the book avoids prescriptive solutions. It combines case studies with self-assessment exercises, suggesting a range of choices and pointing readers towards useful sources of further information. Topics covered include changing your job or career, taking a career break or sabbatical, working part-time or from home, telecommuting and job-sharing, becoming successfully self-employed, pension planning and the implications of early retirement, managing your finances and property to maximise your assets plus low-cost housing and communal living.
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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.

The Tesla Disc Turbine
SKU: 0000/150/394
Binding: Paperback: 40 pages

Slightly amended second edition. Nikola Tesla is famous for the Tesla Coil, but another of his inventions is the subject of this book and had nothing to do with electricity, other than as a possible means of generating it. This was his Disc Turbine for which a British Patent, which also covered a compressor variant, was granted in 1910. Unlike a conventional turbine, in which the rotor consists of bladed segments, in Tesla’s machine these were replaced by discs, working on the concept of flowing media being converted to rotary motion by friction working on the discs. Tesla claimed that a very small, but extremely powerful machine was possible using this principle - his aim was to produce a 25 hp machine that would fit inside a bowler hat. Here W. Cairns describes in detail the concept, and the history, of the original engines. He then proposes a number of uses for such turbines, including car and light aircraft use, all of which illustrate the extraordinary versatility of Tesla’s engine. Finally he provides the design and building instructions for a small Tesla turbine which any model engineer should be able to build. Not only does a Tesla Turbine provide a very high power to size ratio, it can be used as a compressor or pump. Tesla used steam on his test machines, and the model featured here would probably be run on compressed air, but the gas turbine principle can also be used; this really is a remarkably versatile machine. This versatility means that ninety four years after the original Patents were granted there are signs of re-awakened interest in Tesla’s machine, as many of the original problems can be overcome with modern materials. What is really exciting is that any revival can be boosted by individual experimenters- here is the place to start! High quality. 34 A4 format pages. Numerous drawings and sketches, including 6 pages of drawings specifically for a small Tesla turbine you can build.

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Procurement Routes for Partnering - A Practical Guide
SKU: prp/856/000
This book is aimed at those who want to apply or improve the application of partnering in the construction and heavy engineering industries to their projects. It focuses on procurement aspects based on the premise that unless the commercial and contractual conditions align objectives, there is little stimulus to change the culture and integrate processes and teams to achieve the outstanding results that can be attained through partnering. This invaluable book presents detailed information about the partnering and procurement process, which will lead to better delivery of construction projects. More specifically Procurement routes for partnering looks at: A practical model for applying partnering in your projects. The principles and tools - as well as a generic process for developing any procurement strategy. A review of traditional contractual arrangements; when to use them and their suitability for partnering. The concepts, process and mechanisms for developing a balanced incentive plan. Specific considerations when using incentives to improve time, quality, performance in use, service and/or health and safety. The ten key implementation points when using target and reimbursable contracts. When to use alliances - both project and strategic, and their key implementation points from a procurement perspective.Written in accessible language and using accelerated learning techniques to promote comprehension and retention, Procurement Routes for Partnering translates leading edge thinking and academic rigour to the level of practical application. It is a 'must read' for any construction professional involved in setting up a partnering relationship.
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Why Not?
SKU: SKU9a6ceba0e259816c9688ad4cbd70d
"Why Not?" is a primer for fresh thinking, for problem-solving with a purpose, for bringing the world a few steps closer to the way it should be. Idealistic? Yes. Unrealistic? According to "Why Not?"authors Barry Nalebuff and Ian Ayres, no. Illustrated with examples from every aspect of life, "Why Not?" offers techniques which will help you take the things we all see, every day, and think about them in a new way. Great ideas are waiting. Why not be the one to discover them?
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