Publisher : Release Date :2018 ISBN :9781775503521 Pages :364 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (53 users)
Download or read book Flight of the Fantail written by Steph Matuku and published by . This book was released on 2018 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A busload of high school students crashes in the bush in a remote part of Aotearoa, New Zealand. Only a few of the teenagers survive; they find their phones don't work, there's no food, and they've only got their wits to keep them alive. There's also something strange happening here. Why are the teenagers having nosebleeds and behaving erratically, and why is the rescue effort slow to arrive? To make it out, they have to discover what's really going on and who or what is behind it all.
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2017-03-20 ISBN :1118953363 Pages :925 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (118 users)
Download or read book Introduction to Aerospace Engineering with a Flight Test Perspective written by Stephen Corda and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-03-20 with total page 925 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comprehensive textbook which introduces the fundamentals of aerospace engineering with a flight test perspective Introduction to Aerospace Engineering with a Flight Test Perspective is an introductory level text in aerospace engineering with a unique flight test perspective. Flight test, where dreams of aircraft and space vehicles actually take to the sky, is the bottom line in the application of aerospace engineering theories and principles. Designing and flying the real machines are often the reasons that these theories and principles were developed. This book provides a solid foundation in many of the fundamentals of aerospace engineering, while illuminating many aspects of real-world flight. Fundamental aerospace engineering subjects that are covered include aerodynamics, propulsion, performance, and stability and control. Key features: Covers aerodynamics, propulsion, performance, and stability and control. Includes self-contained sections on ground and flight test techniques. Includes worked example problems and homework problems. Suitable for introductory courses on Aerospace Engineering. Excellent resource for courses on flight testing. Introduction to Aerospace Engineering with a Flight Test Perspective is essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students in aerospace engineering, as well as practitioners in industry. It is an exciting and illuminating read for the aviation enthusiast seeking deeper understanding of flying machines and flight test.
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2003-09 ISBN :0595293867 Pages :156 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (595 users)
Download or read book A Trip Up Fool's Hill written by R. Roper and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2003-09 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A series of contiguous sketches detail one young man's trip "... over fool's hill." Beginning with his first sexual encounter the story progresses through his early adolescence in the war years of World War Two, where he and his friends indulge in a riotous rebellion against authority and the morality of the time. His High School years start his "Trip" in earnest as he and his associates find the joys of booze, cigarettes, and sex and the thrill of bawdy parties. Our young hero's adolescence continues into his twenties when he encounters the freedom of Southern California, all of its temptations, its new experiences, and its milieu of sex, partying and sophomoronic fun.
Publisher :Dorling Kindersley Ltd Release Date :2010-05-03 ISBN :140533505X Pages :362 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (45 users)
Download or read book Battle at Sea written by R.G. Grant and published by Dorling Kindersley Ltd. This book was released on 2010-05-03 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A visual journey through 3,000 years of naval warfare From the clash of galleys in Ancient Greece to deadly encounters between nuclear-powered submarines in the 20th century, explore every aspect of the story of naval warfare on, under and above the sea. Visit every major naval conflict in time through detailed vital statistics of the combatants and outcomes. Examine the changing face of life aboard a vessel, from punishment and discipline to food and recreation. Take a look at crews and their roles through the ages exploring hierarchies and organisation. Packed with photographs, maps, 3D battle plans and eyewitness accounts this is the ultimate guide to the evolution of naval conflict.
Publisher :Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited Release Date :2013-04-24 ISBN :1742539416 Pages :240 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (742 users)
Download or read book Why Can't Kiwis Fly? written by Gerard Hutching and published by Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited. This book was released on 2013-04-24 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why did the top fall off Mt Cook? Do male kakapo ever get lonely? Why do sheep like to 'follow the leader'? Are there glaciers in the North Island? What did Maori use for chewing gum? Are there moose in Fiordland? . . . and why can't kiwis fly? Why Can't Kiwis Fly? is a succinct, quirky and informed collection of questions and answers about New Zealand's natural history. Crammed full of fascinating, fun and sometimes challenging facts, it's a lively, bite-sized introduction to our natural world.
Publisher :University Press of Kentucky Release Date :2014-04-23 ISBN :0813145996 Pages :240 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (813 users)
Download or read book BattleFire! written by Arthur L. Kelly and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2014-04-23 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: " Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941: High on the bridge of the USS West Virginia Sfc. Lee Ebner was looking forward to the end of his watch and a relaxed Sunday morning breakfast. But the two low-flying planes painted with rising sun insignia and bearing down on the ship had other plans for him and his fellow seamen. Ten hours later, at Clark Field in the Philippines, Pfc. Jack Reed felt the brunt of another Japanese air attack and within weeks found himself a part of the gruesome Bataan Death March that was to claim the lives of hundred of his comrades. On another continent, four years into the war, Capt. Benjamin Butler led his exhausted company up a steep, fog-shrouded Italian mountain toward a well entrenched German defensive position. The odds against their survival were appalling, though worse was to come in the months ahead. Such were the experiences of many young men-plucked from their local communities all across America, trained for war, and hurled into the strange reality of combat thousands of miles form home. In this stunning collection of World War II oral histories, Arthur Kelly recreates the experiences of twelve young men from Kentucky who survived the seemingly unsurvivable, whether in combat or as prisoners of war.
Publisher :Lulu Press, Inc Release Date :2020-01-25 ISBN :179489845X Pages : pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (794 users)
Download or read book Back to the Bennington: Tales In the Wake written by Richard A. Clark and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2020-01-25 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Back to the Bennington: Tales in the Wake (published by Merriam Press) is the author's memoir of his service on the aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20), during a Mediterranean cruise, 1953-54. Includes much of the history of the ship during this period with additional information from crew mates and other sources. Clark describes his Navy years on the USS Bennington and with FASRON 77/VR-24 Detachment (Naples, Italy) as “a series of ‘rewardingly-exciting’ experiences—experiences upon which I constantly reflect and for which I’ll be forever thankful... ” From the book: "An aircraft carrier’s flight deck has been called the second most dangerous place on earth to work, and rightly so... [Dozens of aircraft and scores of men] are crammed onto little more than [a few] acres of hardened steel armor plate. Searing jet exhaust can cook a man or blow him overboard. At times the air is so hot that he can’t breathe. Jet intakes can pull a man off his feet and devour him. An unwary sailor can fall prey to a spinning propeller’s razor-sharp, invisible arc. On the flight deck men move in many different directions in what appears to the uninitiated observer to be chaotic. Yet nothing is as organized as the flight deck of a U.S. Navy carrier. It’s like an orchestra, with each section devoted to performing a part of the overall symphony of carrier operations." —Excerpt from "A Guide to Carrier Flight Deck Operations." 59 photos and illustrations. Merriam Press Military Memoir.
Publisher :AuthorHouse Release Date :2004-08-03 ISBN :1418431001 Pages :180 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (418 users)
Download or read book Vs-931 Antisubmarine Squadron written by J. ROBERT WAGNER and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2004-08-03 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: VS-931 Antisubmarine Squadron is a true story which describes the intensive training and tactics used in the search for enemy submarines during the Korean War. The danger of carrier operations, training missions and problems with equipment is born out by numerous close calls and crashes. Sometimes these unpredictable mishaps resulted in injury or death of carrier personnel and flight crews. The humor among squadron personnel often served as relief from the intense, long hour teamwork that was continuously required. When the job at hand was finally completed, service personnel always looked for some way to have fun.
Publisher :Search Press Limited Release Date :2019-09-01 ISBN :1781267235 Pages :176 pages Rating Book:4.8/5 (781 users)
Download or read book Art of Annemieke Mein written by Annemieke Mein and published by Search Press Limited. This book was released on 2019-09-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The textile works of Annemieke Mein display a rare standard of artistry. She has explored beyond the bounds of craft and developed new techniques in her use of textiles and fabric paints. The illustrations in this book show how textiles can be used as an exciting sculptural medium. The artist's three-dimensional creations are works of extraordinary skill, born out of a passionate commitment to the environment that she observes with a loving eye. Annemieke uses an amazing variety of materials - silk, wool, fur, cotton, synthetics - carefully chosen for their colour, texture, credibility and aesthetic appeal. These fabrics are then meticulously painted and stitched to faithfully reproduce her chosen subjects and to enhance the tactile quality unique to textiles. Numerous techniques are used in limitless combinations: hand and machine embroidery, dyeing, applique, trapunto, quilting, pleating, felting, beading, weaving and plying. The work of Annemieke Mein will leave the reader breathless with wonder. It encourages an awareness of our natural heritage and of the need to preserve it. Previously published in paperback 9780855329778.
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons Release Date :2003-07-07 ISBN :9780471020530 Pages :996 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (2 users)
Download or read book Handbook of Human Systems Integration written by Harold R. Booher and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2003-07-07 with total page 996 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A groundbreaking look at how technology with a human touch is revolutionizing government and industry Human Systems Integration (HSI) is very attractive as a new integrating discipline designed to help move business and engineering cultures toward a more people-technology orientation. Over the past decade, the United States and foreign governments have developed a wide range of tools, techniques, and technologies aimed at integrating human factors into engineering systems in order to achieve important cost and performance benefits that otherwise would not have been accomplished. In order for this new discipline to be effective, however, a cultural change is needed that must start with organizational leadership. Handbook of Human Systems Integration outlines the principles and methods that can be used to help integrate people, technology, and organizations with a common objective toward designing, developing, and operating systems effectively and efficiently. Handbook of Human Systems Integration is broad in scope, covering both public and commercial processes as they interface with systems engineering processes. Emphasizing the importance of management and organization concepts as well as the technical uniqueness of HSI, Handbook of Human Systems Integration features: * More than ninety contributors, technical advisors, and reviewers from government, industry, and academia * Comprehensive coverage of the most recent HSI developments, particularly in presenting the cutting-edge tools, techniques, and methodologies utilized by each of the HSI domains * Chapters representing the governments and industries of the United Kingdom and Canada * Contributions from three services of the Department of Defense along with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Academy of Sciences * Many chapters covering both military and nonmilitary applications * Concepts widely used by government contractors both in the United States and abroad This book will be of special interest to HSI practitioners, systems engineers, and managers, as well as government and industry decision-makers who must weigh the recommendations of all multidisciplines contributing to systems performance, safety, and costs in order to make sound systems acquisition decisions.
Publisher : Release Date :1881 ISBN : Pages :564 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (31 users)
Download or read book The Game Birds of India, Burmah, and Ceylon written by Allan Octavian Hume and published by . This book was released on 1881 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Dorrance Publishing Release Date :2013 ISBN :1434934918 Pages :206 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (434 users)
Download or read book Weekend Warriors written by Paul Cooper and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2013 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Weekend Warriors chronicles experiences of Naval Air Reservists called unexpectedly into active service. This account highlights the role of Naval Aviation during the initial stages of the Korean War. The author, a reservist at Naval Air Station Oakland CA, was among those ordered to report for active duty. The author recorded many of their experiences in a personal diary. The book relates how the sudden mobilization altered the personal lives of recalled members of reserve fighter squadron VF-871. The squadron immediately began preparing to serve aboard aircraft carrier USS Princeton (CV 37). The squadron was a key component of a replacement air group aboard the Princeton composed of ¿Regular¿ and ¿Reserve¿ squadrons. VF-871 pilots soon began flying varied combat missions over targets in Korea. Regrettably, three squadron pilots lost their lives flying missions during the deployment. A total of seven squadron F4U-4 Corsair aircraft were also lost in combat.