Jane's Space Systems and Industry


Author: Bill Sweetman,Kimberley Ebner
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 9780710628138
Category: Reference
Page: 487
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Jane's Space Systems and Industry (JSD) provides key space technology and engineering information from civil space organisations, commercial and defence industries. JSD follows past, present and future missions through the entire contractual and mission phase from the design, assembly, payload integration and testing to the space launch including any operational support. Technical specifications of orbital and suborbital space launch vehicles, satellites and spacecraft are also featured in this title, as well as worldwide launch facilities and spaceports including detailed year to year world space 'launch' logs.

Jane's Space Directory


Author: David Baker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780710626387
Category: Astronautics
Page: 983
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- Government and non-government space programmes - Global space industry directory - Civilian operations - Orbital and suborbital launch vehicles - Propulsion - Commercial and military satellites - Planetary and space science - Human space flight - Launch listings - Contractors

Jane's Space Recognition Guide


Author: Peter Bond
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061191337
Category: History
Page: 384
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The essential, most comprehensive guide to spacecraft and space exploration includes: Civilian and military spacecraft Shuttles and satellites Space agencies Information on current and historic space missions More than 400 color photographs

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition


Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439850038
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 600
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With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Space Warfare and Defense

A Historical Encyclopedia and Research Guide
Author: Bert Chapman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840061
Category: History
Page: 403
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This timely resource provides a history of the development of space weapons and warfare strategies and a comprehensive reference guide to the growing literature on the subject. * Over 375 alphabetically organized entries covering all aspects of military space initiatives, such as New World Vistas, the Air Force Counterspace Operations Doctrine, Project Corona, the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, space-based infrared systems, and much more * An exhaustive reference guide to current and historical literature on U.S., Russian, Chinese, and European military space policy and programs—an unprecedented resource for further study * A detailed chronology of key events in the military development of space, from Eisenhower's approval of the "U.S. Policy on Outer Space" to China's recent launch of a military photoreconnaissance satellite * A full glossary of terms and acronyms essential to the understanding of military space policies and technologies

History of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines


Author: George Paul Sutton
Publisher: AIAA
ISBN: 9781563476495
Category: Science
Page: 911
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Written by a rocket propulsion expert, this book gives an account of the liquid propellant rocket engine field. It includes information on the early pioneers, amateur rocket societies, evolution of hardware components, investigations of different liquid propellants, and the principal areas of application.

Ready for Takeoff

China's Advancing Aerospace Industry
Author: Roger Cliff,Chad J. R. Ohlandt,David Yang
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833052063
Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE
Page: 162
View: 9746

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and other foreign aerospace firms are dependent on supplies from China, and the implications of all of these issues for U.S. security interests. The study should be of interest to business analysts, policymakers, lawmakers, and anyone who wishes to learn about China's market for commercial aviation, the capabilities of China's aerospace manufacturing industry, the role foreign aerospace firms are playing in the development of China's aerospace capabilities, and security implications for the United States. This research was sponsored by the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which was established by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on the economic and national security dimensions of U.S. trade and economic ties with the People's Republic of China. This research was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND Corporation's National Security Research Division (NSRD).

Museums in a Troubled World

Renewal, Irrelevance or Collapse?
Author: Robert R. Janes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134041683
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Are Museums Irrelevant? Museums are rarely acknowledged in the global discussion of climate change, environmental degradation, the inevitability of depleted fossil fuels, and the myriad local issues concerning the well-being of particular communities – suggesting the irrelevance of museums as social institutions. At the same time, there is a growing preoccupation among museums with the marketplace, and museums, unwittingly or not, are embracing the values of relentless consumption that underlie the planetary difficulties of today. Museums in a Troubled World argues that much more can be expected of museums as publicly supported and knowledge-based institutions. The weight of tradition and a lack of imagination are significant factors in museum inertia and these obstacles are also addressed. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, combining anthropology ethnography, museum studies and management theory, this book goes beyond conventional museum thinking. Robert R. Janes explores the meaning and role of museums as key intellectual and civic resources in a time of profound social and environmental change. This volume is a constructive examination of what is wrong with contemporary museums, written from an insider’s perspective that is grounded in both hope and pragmatism. The book’s conclusions are optimistic and constructive, and highlight the unique contributions that museums can make as social institutions, embedded in their communities, and owned by no one.

Jane's Weapons

Infantry
Author: Richard D. Jones,Leland S. Ness
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 9780710630599
Category: History
Page: N.A
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'Jane's Infantry Weapons 2013-2014' provides the reader with a detailed country-by-country analysis of all small arms and crew-served weapons in service around the world. Details of development, technical description, specifications and images ensure ease of identification.

Japan's Space Program

A Fork in the Road?
Author: Steven Berner
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833038005
Category: History
Page: 37
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Reviews the history of Japan's space program, its organization and recent changes, the origins and status of its satellite reconnaissance program, factors affecting its spave program, and the directions the program may take next.

Lean Software Development in Action


Author: Andrea Janes,Giancarlo Succi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642005039
Category: Computers
Page: 393
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This book illustrates how goal-oriented, automated measurement can be used to create Lean organizations and to facilitate the development of Lean software, while also demonstrating the practical implementation of Lean software development by combining tried and trusted tools. In order to be successful, a Lean orientation of software development has to go hand in hand with a company’s overall business strategy. To achieve this, two interrelated aspects require special attention: measurement and experience management. In this book, Janes and Succi provide the necessary knowledge to establish “Lean software company thinking,” while also exploiting the latest approaches to software measurement. A comprehensive, company-wide measurement approach is exactly what companies need in order to align their activities to the demands of their stakeholders, to their business strategy, etc. With the automatic, non-invasive measurement approach proposed in this book, even small and medium-sized enterprises that do not have the resources to introduce heavyweight processes will be able to make their software development processes considerably more Lean. The book is divided into three parts. Part I, “Motivation for Lean Software Development,” explains just what “Lean Production” means, why it can be advantageous to apply Lean concepts to software engineering, and which existing approaches are best suited to achieving this. Part II, “The Pillars of Lean Software Development,” presents the tools needed to achieve Lean software development: Non-invasive Measurement, the Goal Question Metric approach, and the Experience Factory. Finally, Part III, “Lean Software Development in Action,” shows how different tools can be combined to enable Lean Thinking in software development. The book primarily addresses the needs of all those working in the field of software engineering who want to understand how to establish an efficient and effective software development process. This group includes developers, managers, and students pursuing an M.Sc. degree in software engineering.

Night Wonders


Author: N.A
Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Explores the solar system and galaxy to the edges of the known universe to reveal the scope and structure of the cosmos in detail, with the help of informative sidebars and NASA images.

Spaces of Work

Global Capitalism and Geographies of Labour
Author: Noel Castree
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761972174
Category: Science
Page: 303
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Spaces of Work is an accessible examination of the role of labour in the modern world. The authors critically assess the present condition and future prospects for workers through the geographies of place, space and scale, and in conjunction with other more commonly studied components of the globalisation such as production, trade and finance. Each chapter presents examples of labour practice from around the world, and across multiple sectors of work, not just Western manufacturing. In addition, the book features: · further reading section with key questions · glossary of key terms · short summaries of the main theoretical approaches · guide to further learning resouces Spaces of Work is a key book for all social scientists interested in the contemporary state of labour, and the scope for progressive change within the capitalist system. Students of human geography, sociology, international political economy, economics and cultural studies will all find this an invaluable text.

Camp All-American, Hanoi Jane, and the High-and-tight

Gender, Folklore, and Changing Military Culture
Author: Carol Burke
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807046609
Category: History
Page: 264
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A folklorist who taught as a civilian professor at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, for seven years, Carol Burke analyzes the military as an occupational folk group, arguing that every detail of military culture—from the "high and tight" haircut to the chants sung in basic training—is laden with significance. Exploring the minute ways that "the cult of masculinity" persists in all branches of the United States military today, Burke unearths fascinating details and offers eye-opening anecdotes about basic training, military dress and speech, the history of the marching chant, the disdain some veterans still harbor for Jane Fonda, and the colorful—and sometimes questionable—rituals of military manhood. Postulating that culture is made—not born—Burke urges the military to consciously change its policy of "gendered apartheid" so it can evolve into the gender-, race-, and sexuality-neutral democratic institution it needs to be. "As Carol Burke makes clear in this important book, American military culture is now driven less by soldierly professionalism or patriotic zeal than by a toxic combination of misogyny and homophobia . . . Razor-sharp in its analysis, and harrowingly well-informed, it is essential for those concerned with our military, democracy, and culture."—Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder "Carol Burke reveals how institutional cultures become sexist--and stay sexist. She uses her sharp feminist eye and ears to expose the boy-o jokes, marching chants, and initiation rituals that are the very stuff of privileging certain forms of masculinity, insuring not only that women are marginalized, but also that men police other men. After reading Carol Burke, the US Naval Academy and its counterparts throughout the military will never look--or sound--the same."-Cynthia Enloe, author of "Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives"

Your Child's Growing Mind

Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence
Author: Jane Healy
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307788946
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 432
View: 2362

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The completely updated and expanded version of the 1987 classic hailed by parents and educators everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Introduction to Information Retrieval


Author: Christopher D. Manning,Prabhakar Raghavan,Hinrich Schütze
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139472100
Category: Computers
Page: N.A
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Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice
Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Category: Education
Page: 452
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Software by Numbers

Low-Risk, High-Return Development
Author: Mark Denne,Jane Cleland-Huang
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
ISBN: 9780131407282
Category: Computers
Page: 190
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- Opens the black box of methodologies and demonstrates that software development is fundamentally a value creation process - Covers new and radical approaches to software development that respond to business demands for shorter investment periods and increased agility - Provides software engineers tools for understanding enterprise-level value creation and managing financial objectives