Henry B. Culver
The Book of Old Ships: From Egyptian Galleys to Clipper Ships
Of all the ships human beings have constructed to navigate the waters of the world — from a hollowed-out log sharpened at both ends to modern ocean liners weighing thousands of tons — those powered by the wind are among the most interesting and beautiful.
In this classic review, noted maritime artist Gordon Grant has created 80 magnificent line illustrations of some of history’s most important sailing ships, beginning with a graceful Egyptian galley (c. 1600 B.C.) and ending with a splendid five-masted clipper ship of 1921. Also depicted are a Roman trireme, a Viking longship, a sixteenth-century caravel, an East Indiaman of 1750, an early nineteenth-century brigantine, a New Bedford whaling bark, and dozens of lesser-known vessels, among them the galleass, carrack, buss, and flute.
Henry B. Culver, well-known authority on naval history, has provided a detailed, meticulously researched text for each vessel, describing the materials and details of construction, how the ship’s design matched its function, the period in which the vessel flourished, romance and lore surrounding the craft, and more. Naval historians and model shipbuilders will value this work as an excellent sourcebook and reference with much information on the evolution of sailing vessels, the origins of shipping, customs of the sea and other pertinent matters; sailing enthusiasts will find it a wonderful browsing book, offering an informative, handsomely illustrated look back at 3,000 years of sailing history.
Mechanical Estimating Manual: Sheet Metal, Piping & Plumbing
Clear, practical and comprehensive, this mechanical estimating manual provides an indispensable resource for contractors, estimators, owners and anyone involved with estimating mechanical costs on construction projects, including a wealth of labor and price data, formulas, charts and graphs. Covering time-proven methodologies and procedures, it offers the user a full range of ready-to-use forms, detailed estimating guidelines, and numerous completed examples. You’ll learn from leading experts how to produce complete and accurate sheet metal, piping and plumbing estimates both quickly and easily. The manual will also be of value to supervisors, mechanics, builders, general contractors, engineers and architects for use in planning and scheduling work, budget estimating, cost control, cost accounting, checking change orders and various other aspects of mechanical estimating
Braja M. Das
Geotechnical Engineering Handbook
This one-of-a-kind, definitive reference offers expansive coverage of geotechnical engineering for civil engineering professionals. Each of the 15 chapters is the work of engineering experts–putting at your disposal a vast source of engineering experience. The Geotechnical Engineering Handbook brings together essential information related to the evaluation of engineering properties of soils; design of foundations such as spread footings, mat foundations, piles, and drilled shafts; and fundamental principles of analyzing the stability of slopes and embankments, retaining walls, and other earth-retaining structures. It covers soil dynamics and foundation vibration to analyze the behavior of foundations subjected to cyclic vertical, sliding and rocking excitations. This definitive reference also details environmental geotechnology and foundations for railroad beds.
Comprehensive coverage, logical organization, and clear discussions make this the tool of choice for both experienced engineers and those just embarking on their careers.
–Presents state-of-the-art applications for geotechnical engineers
–Contains numerous charts, drawings, and illustrations to illuminate the applications and theory
–Offers numerous worked-out problems
–Includes up-to-date coverage of environmental geotechnology
Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition
Translate schematic diagrams into today’s cutting-edge electronics
Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits andcomplex systems with help from an experienced engineer.With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, thishands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand andcreate high-precision electronics diagrams. Find out how toidentify parts and connections, decipher element ratings,and apply diagram-based information in your own projects.Beginner’s Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition, also contains valuable appendices covering symbols and resistor color codes.
Featuring detailed coverage of:
Schematic, block, and pictorial diagrams
Resistors and capacitors
Inductors and transformers
Switches, conductors, and cables
Diodes, transistors, and logic gates
Cells and batteries
Voltage dividers and reducers
Breadboards and wire wrapping
The Valve industry has become increasing digital since the publication of the first edition in 1997. Even a casual examination of available smart or intelligent positioners reveals significant differences in design philosophies, on-board intelligence, and application options being employed by manufacturers. The 2nd edition of the Valve Handbook will focus on the new process plant applications for smart valve technology found since 1998.