Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To

The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair & Improvement
Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 161058984X
Category: House & Home
Page: 600
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DIV All the DIY information you need for your home: easy to search and easy to use./divDIV /divDIVThe editors at Cool Springs Press know a thing or two about DIY home improvement and maintenance—we’ve been writing about it for the past quarter-century, and we have more than a few bestsellers under our tool belts. But until now, there’s been one thing missing: an ultimate, fully-loaded, ridiculously huge reference book for every home project you can dream of; the compilation of our longstanding expertise; the home how-to book to crush all others. Not anymore. But the good news doesn’t stop there; Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To is designed to reflect the way we search for information today. You won’t find chapters or long, boring introductions or even a table of contents. This book is an A-to-Z encyclopedia with precise how-to instructions and clear photos packed onto every page. With an expanded index that is incredibly intuitive and a simple, alphabetical strategy for organizing the information, you won’t spend precious time wading through stuff you don’t need to know. Finding first-rate information on home care has never been easier, and all the most common tasks around your home are covered—including electrical, plumbing, flooring, walls, windows and doors, cabinetry, insulating, heating and cooling, roofing and siding, and just about any repair or remodeling project you can imagine. Black & Decker The Book of Home How-To: it’s incredibly easy to use because it thinks like you do./div

The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition
Author: Don Norman
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465072992
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

Black & Decker Complete Guide to Wiring, 6th Edition

Current with 2014-2017 Electrical Codes
Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher: Cool Springs Press
ISBN: 1610589874
Category: House & Home
Page: 336
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DIVThe best DIY wiring book on the market . . . six times over./divDIV /divDIVBlack & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring has led the pack as the United States’ best-selling consumer wiring book for more than a decade now, with previous editions selling over one million copies collectively. Simply put, you won’t find a more complete and up-to-date book on home wiring: from basic skills—including an overview of electricity and wiring safety; wire, cable, and conduits; boxes and panels; switches; and receptacles—to foolproof circuit maps for 30 common wiring set-ups and step-by-step walkthroughs of every essential home wiring and electrical repair project, this book teaches you everything you need to know. Now in its sixth edition, it has most importantly been updated to comply with 2014–2017 National Electric Codes, but in addition, nearly 1,000 accompanying photos offer up-to-date depictions of modern materials and fixtures. Complete with the most current wiring information available today, and presented in our long-renowned, fully illustrated how-to format, Black & Decker The Complete Guide to Wiring (6th Edition) guarantees you’ll never be caught in the dark./div

Metric Handbook


Author: David Adler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113637812X
Category: Architecture
Page: 512
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Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, 'The Metric Handbook' has since been totally transformed into a major international handbook of planning and design data. The second edition has been completely updated, with most chapters being totally rewritten, to meet the needs of the modern designer. The book contains nearly 50 chapters dealing with all the principal building types from airports, factories and warehouses, offices shops and hospitals, to schools, religious buildings and libraries. For each building type 'The Metric Handbook' gives the basic design requirements and all the principal dimensional data. Several chapters deal with general aspects of building such as materials, lighting, acoustics and tropical design. There are also sections on general design data, including details of human dimensions and space requirements. It is a unique authoritative reference for solving everyday planning problems. In its various editions it has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and continues to be a reference work belonging on every design office desk or drawing board.

Manufacturing Facilities Design and Material Handling


Author: Matthew P. Stephens,Fred E. Meyers
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 1557536503
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 504
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Designed for junior- and senior-level courses in Plant and Facilities Planning and Manufacturing Systems and Procedures, this textbook is also suitable for graduate-level and two-year college courses. The book takes a practical, hands-on, project-oriented approach to exploring the techniques and procedures for developing an efficient facility layout. It also introduces state-of-the-art tools including computer simulation. Access to Layout-iQ workspace planning software is included for purchasers of the book. Theoretical concepts are clearly explained and then rapidly applied to a practical setting through a detailed case study at the end of the volume. The book systematically leads students through the collection, analysis, and development of information to produce a quality functional plant layout for a lean manufacturing environment. All aspects of facility design, from receiving to shipping, are covered. In the fifth edition of this successful book, previously published by Prentice Hall, numerous updates and corrections have been made. Also, rather than including brief “case-in-point” examples at the end of each chapter, a single, detailed case study is provided that better exposes students to the multiple considerations that need to be taken into account when improving efficiency in a real manufacturing facility. The textbook has enjoyed substantial international adoptions and has been translated into Spanish and Chinese. This replaces the 4th Edition by Prentice Hall (ISBN# 978-0135001059).

The Dumbest Generation

How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future(Or, Don 't Trust Anyone Under 30)
Author: Mark Bauerlein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440636893
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings. The Dumbest Generation is a dire report on the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American democracy and culture. For decades, concern has been brewing about the dumbed-down popular culture available to young people and the impact it has on their futures. But at the dawn of the digital age, many thought they saw an answer: the internet, email, blogs, and interactive and hyper-realistic video games promised to yield a generation of sharper, more aware, and intellectually sophisticated children. The terms “information superhighway” and “knowledge economy” entered the lexicon, and we assumed that teens would use their knowledge and understanding of technology to set themselves apart as the vanguards of this new digital era. That was the promise. But the enlightenment didn’t happen. The technology that was supposed to make young adults more aware, diversify their tastes, and improve their verbal skills has had the opposite effect. According to recent reports from the National Endowment for the Arts, most young people in the United States do not read literature, visit museums, or vote. They cannot explain basic scientific methods, recount basic American history, name their local political representatives, or locate Iraq or Israel on a map. The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future is a startling examination of the intellectual life of young adults and a timely warning of its impact on American culture and democracy. Over the last few decades, how we view adolescence itself has changed, growing from a pitstop on the road to adulthood to its own space in society, wholly separate from adult life. This change in adolescent culture has gone hand in hand with an insidious infantilization of our culture at large; as adolescents continue to disengage from the adult world, they have built their own, acquiring more spending money, steering classrooms and culture towards their own needs and interests, and now using the technology once promoted as the greatest hope for their futures to indulge in diversions, from MySpace to multiplayer video games, 24/7. Can a nation continue to enjoy political and economic predominance if its citizens refuse to grow up? Drawing upon exhaustive research, personal anecdotes, and historical and social analysis, The Dumbest Generation presents a portrait of the young American mind at this critical juncture, and lays out a compelling vision of how we might address its deficiencies. The Dumbest Generation pulls no punches as it reveals the true cost of the digital age—and our last chance to fix it.

The Zombie Survival Guide

Complete Protection from the Living Dead
Author: Max Brooks
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 1400049628
Category: Humor
Page: 254
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An illustrated, comprehensive guide to surviving an attack by hordes of the predatory undead explains zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective weaponry and defense strategies, how to outfit one's home for a long siege, and how to survive in any territory or terrain. Original. 35,000 first printing.

Systems Analysis and Design


Author: Gary Shelly,Harry J. Rosenblatt
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0538481617
Category: Computers
Page: 752
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SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, NINTH EDITION offers a practical, visually appealing approach to information systems development. The integrated Video Learning Sessions available via CourseMate will increase engagement and improve student understanding of the course material. Throughout the book, real-world case studies emphasize critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. Numerous projects, assignments, end-of-chapter exercises, and a Student Study Tool accessible only in CourseMate provide hands-on practice. The new Ninth Edition will help prepare students for success in today’s intensely competitive business world. CourseMate includes an integrated e-book, interactive activities and quizzes as well as the brand new Engagement Tracker feature. In addition, CourseMate is the only place to gain access to the SCR case study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Enhancing Urban Safety and Security

Global Report on Human Settlements 2007
Author: United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1844074757
Category: Law
Page: 448
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Enhancing Urban Safety and Security addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities: crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made disasters. It analyses worldwide trends with respect to each of these threats, paying particular attention to their underlying causes and impacts, as well as to the good policies and best practices that have been adopted at the city, national and international levels in order to address these threats. The report adopts a human security perspective, concerned with the safety and security of people rather than of states, and highlights issues that can be addressed through appropriate urban policy, planning, design and governance.

ESD

RF Technology and Circuits
Author: Steven H. Voldman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470061391
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 420
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With the growth of high-speed telecommunications and wireless technology, it is becoming increasingly important for engineers to understand radio frequency (RF) applications and their sensitivity to electrostatic discharge (ESD) phenomena. This enables the development of ESD design methods for RF technology, leading to increased protection against electrical overstress (EOS) and ESD. ESD: RF Technology and Circuits: Presents methods for co-synthesizisng ESD networks for RF applications to achieve improved performance and ESD protection of semiconductor chips; discusses RF ESD design methods of capacitance load transformation, matching network co-synthesis, capacitance shunts, inductive shunts, impedance isolation, load cancellation methods, distributed loads, emitter degeneration, buffering and ballasting; examines ESD protection and design of active and passive elements in RF complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS), RF laterally-diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS), RF BiCMOS Silicon Germanium (SiGe), RF BiCMOS Silicon Germanium Carbon (SiGeC), and Gallim Arsenide technology; gives information on RF ESD testing methodologies, RF degradation effects, and failure mechanisms for devices, circuits and systems; highlights RF ESD mixed-signal design integration of digital, analog and RF circuitry; sets out examples of RF ESD design computer aided design methodologies; covers state-of-the-art RF ESD input circuits, as well as voltage-triggered to RC-triggered ESD power clamps networks in RF technologies, as well as off-chip protection concepts. Following the authors series of books on ESD, this book will be a thorough overview of ESD in RF technology for RF semiconductor chip and ESD engineers. Device and circuit engineers working in the RF domain, and quality, reliability and failure analysis engineers will also find it a valuable reference in the rapidly growing are of RF ESD design. In addition, it will appeal to graduate students in RF microwave technology and RF circuit design.

Architects' Data


Author: Ernst Neufert,Peter Neufert,Johannes Kister
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405192534
Category: Architecture
Page: 593
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This text is an essential aid in the initial design and planning of a building project. Organised largely by building type, it covers user requirements, planning criteria, basic dimensions and considerations of function and siting.

Ecodefense

A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching
Author: Dave Foreman,Bill Haywood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 350
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Woodshop Dust Control


Author: Sandor Nagyszalanczy
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561581160
Category: House & Home
Page: 198
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Woods chips and sawdust in the woodshop are not just a nuisance - they can also present a significant health hazard. Unfortunately, information on choosing the right mask or installing a collection system has been hard to find. Until now. In this book, veteran furniture maker and author Sandor Nagyszalanczy presents a complete overview of solutions to woodshop dust problems. You'll learn how to protect yourself from respirable wood dust using masks, respirators and air-filtration devices. You'll also discover ways to control and capture the mountain's of sawdust produced by portable power tools and stationary machines - from simple, inexpensive shop vacuums and portable collectors to full-blown central dust collection systems with cyclonic preseparators. The book is filled with practical information on designing, building and installing a system that's right for your shop. And for the budget-minded, there are plans for numerous shopmade dust control devices throughout the book.

Theatre Buildings

A Design Guide
Author: Association of British Theatre Technicians
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136992286
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
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The Association of British Theatre Technicians produced its first guide to the design and planning of theatres in 1972. Revised in 1986, it became the standard reference work for anyone involved in building, refurbishing, or creating a performance space. Theatre Buildings – a design guide is its successor. Written and illustrated by a highly experienced team of international theatre designers and practitioners, it retains the practical approach of the original while extending the scope to take account of the development of new technologies, new forms of presentation, changing expectations, and the economic and social pressures which require every part of the theatre to be as productive as possible. The book takes the reader through the whole process of planning and designing a theatre. It looks in detail at each area of the building: front of house, auditorium, backstage, and administrative offices. It gives specific guidance on sightlines, acoustics, stage engineering, lighting, sound and video, auditorium and stage formats. Aspects such as catering, conference and education use are also covered. The information is supplemented by twenty-eight case studies, selected to provide examples which range in size, style and format and to cover new buildings, renovations, conversions, temporary and found space. The studies include Den Norsk, Oslo; The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis; The Liceu, Barcelona; Les Bouffes du Nord, Paris; The RSC’s Courtyard Theatre in Stratford on Avon; and the MTC Theatre in Melbourne. All have plans and sections drawn to 1:500 scale. The book contains around 100 high quality full colour images as well as over 60 specially drawn charts and diagrams explaining formats, relationships and technical details.

Lightweight Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Design


Author: John Fenton,Ron Hodkinson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080535518
Category: Hybrid electric cars
Page: 285
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Lightweight Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Design, covers the particular automotive design approach required for hybrid/electrical drive vehicles. There is currently huge investment world-wide in electric vehicle propulsion, driven by concern for pollution control and depleting oil resources. The radically different design demands of these new vehicles requires a completely new approach that is covered comprehensively in this book. The book explores the rather dramatic departures in structural configuration necessary for purpose-designed electric vehicle including weight removal in the mechanical systems. It also provides a comprehensive review of the design process in the electric hybrid drive and energy storage systems. Ideal for automotive engineering students and professionals Lightweight Electric/Hybrid Vehicle Design provides a complete introduction to this important new sector of the industry. comprehensive coverage of all design aspects of electric/hybrid cars in a single volume packed with case studies and applications in-depth treatment written in a text book style (rather than a theoretical specialist text style)

Intelligent Adaptive Systems

An Interaction-Centered Design Perspective
Author: Ming Hou,Simon Banbury,Catherine Burns
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466517247
Category: Computers
Page: 331
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As ubiquitous as the atmosphere, intelligent adaptive systems (IASs) surround us in our daily lives. When designed well, these systems sense users and their environments so that they can provide support in a manner that is not only responsive to the evolving situation, but unnoticed by the user. A synthesis of recent research and developments on IASs from the human factors (HF) and human–computer interaction (HCI) domains, Intelligent Adaptive Systems: An Interaction-Centered Design Perspective provides integrated design guidance and recommendations for researchers and system developers. The book explores a recognized lack of integration between the HF and HCI research communities, which has led to inconsistencies between the research approaches adopted, and a lack of exploitation of research from one field by the other. The authors integrate theories and methodologies from these domains to provide design recommendations for human–machine developers. They then establish design guidance through the review of conceptual frameworks, analytical methodologies, and design processes for intelligent adaptive systems. The book draws on case studies from the military, medical, and distance learning domains to illustrate intelligent system design to examine lessons learned. Outlining an interaction-centered perspective for designing an IAS, the book details methodologies for understanding human work in complex environments and offers understanding about why and how optimizing human–machine interaction should be central to the design of IASs. The authors present an analytical and design methodology as well as an implementation strategy that helps you choose the proper design framework for your needs.

Engineering Design: A Project-Based Introduction, 4th Edition

Fourth Edition
Author: Clive L. Dym,Patrick Little,Elizabeth Orwin
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1118807057
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 336
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Cornerstone Engineering Design combines a wide range of topics such as design, engineering design, project management, team dynamics and project-based learning into a single introductory work. The text focuses particularly on conceptual design, providing a brief, and yet comprehensive introduction to design methodology and project managementÊtools to students early on in their careers.

Measurement and Detection of Radiation, Fourth Edition


Author: Nicholas Tsoulfanidis,Sheldon Landsberger
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482215489
Category: Medical
Page: 606
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A Sound Introduction to Radiation Detection and Measurement for Newcomers to Nuclear Science and Engineering Since the publication of the bestselling third edition, there have been advances in the field of radiation detection, most notably in practical applications. Incorporating these important developments, Measurement and Detection of Radiation, Fourth Edition provides the most up-to-date and accessible introduction to radiation detector materials, systems, and applications. New to the Fourth Edition New chapters on nuclear forensics and nuclear medicine instrumentation, covering basic principles and applications as well as open-ended problems that encourage more in-depth research Updated references and bibliographies New and expanded problems As useful to students and nuclear professionals as its popular predecessors, this fourth edition continues to carefully explain the latest radiation detector technology and measurement techniques. It also discusses the correct ways to perform measurements and analyze results following current health physics procedures.