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10+1 Steps to Problem Solving: An Engineers Guide From A Career in Operational Technology and Control SystemsPaperback – November 26, 2020

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Were you always a natural problem solver? Or did you develop the skill?It’s about time you do something for yourself and address the – g a p – in your skillset.10+1 will change your perception on how engineers become problem solving ninjas. How to think like a Lead Engineer.And how to turn these newly boosted problem solving skills into engineering career progression.Did you already reach your maximum potential?Or do you look at knowledge as a way to become an authority?This engineering book is one way to transform an everyday problem solver into an engineering ninja!Engineers are turning to books to skip the hierarchy and learn today, right now.If you’re one of these people, then buy this book to get a jumpstart on your journey.Change your narrative from going with the flow, to actively pursuing improvement.From being a good engineer to becoming THE engineer. The subject matter expert.Take a moment to consider this unique and practical approach.This is a must have for an engineers bookshelf.And these 11 simple steps are a must know for an engineers toolkit.Inside you get:A practical problem solving methodologyStrategies for engineering career progressionReal engineering storiesCheatsheets and checklists for engineersThis relatable guide simplifies the scientific principles and breaks down the art of efficient problem-solving. Andrew Sario breaks down years of experience into digestible tips.Boost your career with 10+1 steps to solve real-life engineering problems effectively.Can engineers improve their problem-solving skills? Sario guides readers through ten steps of practical problem-solving with each step including engineering stories from his career as a Lead Systems Engineer in the Critical Infrastructure and Operational Technology fields.Here’s the 10+1 Problem Solving formula:The QuestionThe ObviousEyesCheck YourselfDoctor GThe RTFM ProtocolStripWhat about the environment?Phone-A-FriendPrayThe last step? – That’s the secret step. You can only use it once understanding the first ten steps!From The Author:”The steps are designed so that they can work with formal engineering methods giving you ways to improve your approach.10+1 Steps to problem-solving provides that extra “+1” step for those situations when you have run out of options.”The engineering book shows the reader how their problem-solving skills can lead to better pay, more respect and land bigger projects.Imagine the value of meeting a mentor that could introduce you to concepts they learned over a decade, that you could absorb and apply directly to your day-to-day engineering career instantly.What would that be worth to you? What do you normally spend on engineering training courses?Engineering books with real stories are rare, but in this book, there’s stories about an attempt to hack a company using a printer, grenades exploding, how an 18 hour shift that turned into a promotion, and more. All the stories weaved into concepts learned from Engineering Greats of the past such as Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci and Socrates.This is an engineering philosophy that anyone can learn from whether you are an engineer or not.So what are you waiting for?This is the must read engineering book for the modern-era engineer.Get your copy today!

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1800 Mechanical Movements: Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books)Enlarged 16th Edition

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A fascinating compendium of early-twentieth-century mechanical devices, this wide-ranging work covers a variety of applications. More than 1,800 engravings — ranging from simple diagrams to detailed cross-sections — illustrate the workings of each item, from simple hooks and levers to complex machinery used in steam, motive, hydraulic, air, and electric power, navigation, gearing, clocks, mining, construction, and more.Compiled as a ready reference for inventors, students of mechanics, artisans, and other workers, this volume features only minimal text. Its true value lies in its wealth of illustrated information, offering the quickest and most satisfactory method of conveying the exact conditions of mechanical action and construction.

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2021 International Building Code (International Code Council Series)1st Edition

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This code applies to all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. The 2021 IBC contains many important changes such as: Puzzle rooms (escape rooms) are now defined and regulated as special amusement areas, requiring compliance with Section 411 and special means of egress requirements. For the purposes of determining the allowable number of control areas in a building, each portion separated by one or more fire walls is now considered as a separate building. In Group E occupancies, enhanced classroom acoustics in compliance with ICC A117.1 are to be provided in all classrooms having of volume of 20,000 cubic feet or less. The requirements for metal composite materials and systems (MCM) installed on the exterior walls of Types I, II, III and IV construction were simplified and sprinkler allowances were deleted. The use of intermodal shipping containers as buildings is now specifically addressed through provisions intended to supplement existing applicable IBC requirements. Automatic sprinkler protection is now required in Group S-2 open parking garages where any fire area exceeds 48,000 square feet. The 2017 edition of ICC A117.1 was adopted. Parapets of a minimum height are now required for aggregate-surfaced roofs to prevent blow-off. Mixed occupancy buildings with assembly spaces are placed in Risk Category III when the total public assembly occupant load is greater than 2500 people. The 2021 IBC snow map is updated to match ASCE 7-16 snow maps by adding a reference to ASCE 7 snow tables in states with large case study areas. Secondary rain loads are updated to be consistent with ASCE 7.

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2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of EverythingHardcover – August 25, 2020

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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWall Street Journal BestsellerA Porchlight Book BestsellerFinancial Times Best Books of 2020Yahoo Finance Favorite Business Books of 2020 JP Morgan NextList 2021 selection”Bold, provocative…illuminates why we’re having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising.” ―ADAM GRANTThe world is changing drastically before our eyes―will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world’s foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes. Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn’t need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well. Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to “play the game,” and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure.That world―and those rules―are over.By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it:- There will be more grandparents than grandchildren- The middle-class in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the US and Europe combined- The global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern history- There will be more global wealth owned by women than men- There will be more robots than workers- There will be more computers than human brains- There will be more currencies than countriesAll these trends, currently underway, will converge in the year 2030 and change everything you know about culture, the economy, and the world.According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway―and their impacts―is to think laterally. That is, using “peripheral vision,” or approaching problems creatively and from unorthodox points of view. Rather than focusing on a single trend―climate-change or the rise of illiberal regimes, for example―Guillen encourages us to consider the dynamic inter-play between a range of forces that will converge on a single tipping point―2030―that will be, for better or worse, the point of no return.2030 is both a remarkable guide to the coming changes and an exercise in the power of “lateral thinking,” thereby revolutionizing the way you think about cataclysmic change and its consequences.

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2034: A Novel of the Next World WarHardcover – March 9, 2021

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An instant New York Times Bestseller!“Consider this another vaccine against disaster. Fortunately, this dose won’t cause a temporary fever—and it happens to be a rippingly good read.” —Wired“This crisply written and well-paced book reads like an all-caps warning for a world shackled to the machines we carry in our pockets and place on our laps . . .” —The Washington PostFrom two former military officers and award-winning authors, a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034—and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration.On March 12, 2034, US Navy Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones, conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol in the South China Sea when her ship detects an unflagged trawler in clear distress, smoke billowing from its bridge. On that same day, US Marine aviator Major Chris “Wedge” Mitchell is flying an F35E Lightning over the Strait of Hormuz, testing a new stealth technology as he flirts with Iranian airspace. By the end of that day, Wedge will be an Iranian prisoner, and Sarah Hunt’s destroyer will lie at the bottom of the sea, sunk by the Chinese Navy. Iran and China have clearly coordinated their moves, which involve the use of powerful new forms of cyber weaponry that render US ships and planes defenseless. In a single day, America’s faith in its military’s strategic pre-eminence is in tatters. A new, terrifying era is at hand.So begins a disturbingly plausible work of speculative fiction, co-authored by an award-winning novelist and decorated Marine veteran and the former commander of NATO, a legendary admiral who has spent much of his career strategically outmaneuvering America’s most tenacious adversaries. Written with a powerful blend of geopolitical sophistication and human empathy, 2034 takes us inside the minds of a global cast of characters–Americans, Chinese, Iranians, Russians, Indians–as a series of arrogant miscalculations on all sides leads the world into an intensifying international storm. In the end, China and the United States will have paid a staggering cost, one that forever alters the global balance of power. Everything in 2034 is an imaginative extrapolation from present-day facts on the ground combined with the authors’ years working at the highest and most classified levels of national security. Sometimes it takes a brilliant work of fiction to illuminate the most dire of warnings: 2034 is all too close at hand, and this cautionary tale presents the reader a dark yet possible future that we must do all we can to avoid.

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3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids: Create Amazing Projects with CAD Design and STEAM Ideas (Lab for Kids, 22)Paperback – Illustrated, February 25, 2020

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Create 25 amazing projects with 3D printing! With 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids, you can explore the creative potential behind this game-changing technology.Design your projects using free browser-based versions of CAD software Tinkercad and SketchUp.Follow the simple steps to create a variety of different projects.Learn about the fascinating science behind your creations.Get guidance on organizing team activities and contests.The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids. Be a part of the future with 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids!

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A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe, 1)

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Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark goes full-length for the first time in his dazzling debut novelCairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage.Alongside her Ministry colleagues and a familiar person from her past, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city―or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems…Novellas by P. Djèlí ClarkThe Black God’s DrumsThe Haunting of Tram Car 015Ring ShoutThe Dead Djinn Universe contains stories set primarily in Clark’s fantasy alternate Cairo, and can be enjoyed in any order.

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Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology OrganizationsPaperback – Illustrated, March 27, 2018

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Winner of the Shingo Publication AwardAccelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matter―that it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance―and what drives it―using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations.Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.

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Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis: Automotive Technology: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair5th Edition

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Diagnostics: Test don’t guess. Learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 and 4 Vehicle Diagnostics courses from IMI, City & Guilds, and BTEC, as well as ASE, AUR, and other higher-level qualifications. Along with 25 new real-life case studies, this fifth edition of Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis includes new content on diagnostic tools and equipment: VCDS, decade boxes, scanners, pass through, sensor simulators, break out boxes, multimeter updates for HV use, and more . It explains the fundamentals of vehicle systems and components, and it examines diagnostic principles and the latest techniques employed in effective vehicle maintenance and repair. Diagnostics, or faultfinding, is an essential part of an automotive technician’s work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostic skills. Ideal for students, included throughout the text are useful definitions, key facts, and ‘safety first’ notes. This text will also assist experienced technicians to further improve their performance and keep up with recent industry developments.

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each OtherPaperback – November 7, 2017

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A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

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Ancient High Tech: The Astonishing Scientific Achievements of Early CivilizationsPaperback – September 8, 2020

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A detailed look into ancient advanced technology, science, and medicine–some of which has yet to be reproduced today • Explores countless examples of ancient high tech, including robotics, artificial intelligence, aircraft, solar-powered cannons, high-speed drills, illuminated underground temples, massive refrigerators, and subterranean cities • Examines evidence of advanced medicine in ancient times • Includes examples from ancient Egypt, China, Greece, Babylon, Siberia, the Americas, and India The first self-igniting match was invented in 1805 by Jean Chancel, a French chemist. Yet, in Babylon, 3,600 years before, identical sulfur matches were in common use. On the Panchavarnaswamy Temple in India, built millennia ago, there is a detailed carving of a man on a bicycle, yet the bicycle wasn’t invented in the modern world until 1817. These inventions are only two examples of technology lost in the Dark Ages. Exploring the sophisticated tech achieved by ancient civilizations hundreds and thousands of years ago, Frank Joseph examines evidence of robotics and other forms of artificial intelligence; manned flight, such as hot-air balloons and gliders; and military science, including flamethrowers, biological warfare, poison gas, and solar-powered cannons. He reveals how ancient construction engineers excavated subterranean cities, turned stone walls into glass, lifted 100-ton blocks of granite, illuminated underground temples and pyramids, and stored their food in massive refrigerators. Examples explored in the book include the first known alarm clock, invented by Plato in 4th-century-BC Greece; 600-year-old Aztec whistles that reproduce animal sounds and human voices with uncanny accuracy; Stone Age jewelry from Siberia worked by a high-speed drill; sex robots in ancient Troy, Greece, and China; ancient Egyptian aircraft; and India’s iron pillar exposed to sixteen hundred years of monsoons but still standing rust-free. The author also explores evidence of advanced medicine in ancient times, particularly in Egypt and China, from brain surgery, optometry, and prosthetics to dentistry, magnet therapy, and cancer cures.By examining the achievements of our ancient ancestors, we can not only reverse-engineer their inventions but also learn from their civilizations’ mistakes, enabling us to avoid more dark ages. Imagine how scientifically advanced humanity would be if our early achievements had escaped destruction and been allowed to develop?

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Ariadne: A Novel

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A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe.Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice. When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind? Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint’s Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world.

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Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!Paperback – Illustrated, November 13, 2018

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Ignite their passion for exploring the night sky―the astronomer’s guidebook for kids ages 7 to 13“No matter how many times you’ve orbited the Sun, Astronomy for Kids is really for kids of all ages. Dr. Betts shows you how to become an astronomer―an observer of the stars. With this book, you can know the cosmos and your place within it. Read on, walk out, and look up!”―Bill Nye, science educator, author, and CEO of The Planetary SocietyOne of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside.With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, “that’s Jupiter,” and, “those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan,” and maybe even, “that group of stars doesn’t have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs.”From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon’s craters and mountains―Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system, with:30 sights for the naked eye (yes, 30!) objects to see without any equipment, including Orion’s Belt, the Big Dipper, Mars, and even the International Space Station.25 sights magnified with binoculars or a basic telescope to make objects in the sky easier to find and explore. Plus, buying tips and usage tricks to get the most out of astronomy equipment.Clear illustrations that show kids where to look and what they can expect to see.Like all big things, outer space is something you have to see to believe. Astronomy for Kids teaches kids that planets, shooting stars, constellations, and meteor showers are not only in books―but right above them.

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ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide: ATP Test Review for the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional Exam1 Stgst Edition

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This ATP study guide includes ATP practice test questions. Our ATP study guide contains easy-to-read essential summaries that highlight the key areas of the ATP test. Mometrix’s ATP test study guide reviews the most important components of the ATP exam.The ATP Exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the ATP.Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the ATP Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide includes:Presenting FindingsIntervention StrategiesImplementation of InterventionEvaluation of InterventionProfessional ConductComprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanationsIt’s filled with the critical information you’ll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.The Presenting Findings section covers:Interviewing family and reviewing recordsAssess Environmental FactorsAssess consumers’ functional abilitiesAssess consumers’ needsThe Intervention Strategies section covers:Types of interventionsAction planDesigning effective assistive technology systemsCognitive aids and computer accessThe Implementation of Intervention section covers:Individual written rehabilitation plansMobility systemsThe Evaluation of Intervention section covers:Training program goalsRepair vs. maintenance activitiesAssistive technology abandonmentAAC system delivery follow-upThe Professional Conduct section covers:EthicsRESNA standards of practiceLegislationThese sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the ATP Exam. Concepts and principles aren’t simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it’s written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that’s another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided scores of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ATP Exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.We’ve helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We’ve done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It’s an excellent investment in your future.ATP test prep book that provides a comprehensive review for the ATP test.ATP exam prep that will help you elevate your ATP test score.ATP study manual that will reduce your worry about the ATP exam.ATP review book that will help you avoid the pitfalls of ATP test anxiety.ATP practice test questions and much more…

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Audio Tests & Measurements: How to Test Electronic Components, Audiophile & Guitar Amplifiers and Loudspeakers Using Modern and Vintage Test InstrumentsPaperback – November 17, 2019

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The only practical audio tests & measurements manual in English language!Learn how electronic test instruments work and how to use them to measure AC & DC voltage, current, power, phase shift, resistance, capacitance, inductance, gain/attenuation, distortion, and other parameters of audio equipment.The operational principles, features, capabilities and limitations of multimeters, LCR meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers, LCR bridges, power supplies, transistor & tube testers, and other types of instruments are explained in a simple and systematic way. Both modern and vintage instruments, analog and digital, are covered.The application side of this unique manual is focused on how to measure various parameters of hi-fi and guitar amplifiers, preamplifiers and crossovers, such as power consumption, gain, input sensitivity, output power, harmonic and intermodulation distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, crosstalk, input and output impedance, damping factor, frequency range and amplitude characteristic, internal AC & DC voltages and waveforms, phono stage equalization accuracy and even some speaker measurements.This one-of-a-kind, large format (A4 size) practical manual is richly and professionally illustrated with more than 130 photographs and 250 illustrations, measurement setups, circuit diagrams, graphs and tables.Understanding test & measurement methods and the functionality of test instruments is a very useful skill. This book is a treasure-trove of practical information for DIY enthusiasts, amplifier builders and anyone who wants to learn how to test audio equipment. Instruments, test methods and principles are explained in a simple and straightforward way. The emphasis is not on theory, but on hands-on, practical applications.Who will benefit from this unique book? DIY constructors and amplifier builders who want to test the audio gear they’ve built and check its performance audiophiles interested in the technical side of audio and the testing aspect of hi-fi equipment guitar players who like modifying, repairing or building their own amps and speaker boxes electricians, electrical or instrumentation technicians with interest in audio measurements electronic engineers and electrical engineering students collectors, buyers and sellers of vintage test instruments, who want to learn about their operating principles and features CONTENTS (Chapter titles): TEST INSTRUMENTS, ERRORS, LIMITATIONS & SAFETY ISSUES SIGNAL SOURCES, TRACERS, POWER SUPPLIES AND FILTERS MULTIMETERS – TYPES, OPERATING PRINCIPLES AND FUNCTIONS OSCILLOSCOPES – HOW THEY WORK & HOW TO USE THEM TESTING PASSIVE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (RESISTORS, CAPACITORS & INDUCTORS) TESTING AUDIO AMPLIFIERS AND PREAMPLIFIERS DISTORTION MEASUREMENTS TRANSFORMER TESTS & MEASUREMENTS LOUDSPEAKER TESTS & MEASUREMENTS TRANSISTOR TESTERS AND CURVE TRACERS TESTING VACUUM TUBES (VALVES)

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Auto Body Repair Technology6th Edition

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AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Sixth Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current ASE Education Foundation Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading book provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today�s learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair�from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing�this trusted guide helps you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician.

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Automotive Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual4th Edition

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One of the most trusted test preparation guides in the industry, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION TEST PREPARATION MANUAL, 4th Edition, will help to prepare users for the A1-A8 and L1 ASE certification exams. The guide is highly effective in covering need-to-know information to help users pass their exams. Each chapter opens with a pretest to explore the depth of preparation that is going to be required to become familiar with the information in the chapter. Next the manual describes each ASE task and the essential content related to the task. Finally, each chapter ends with ASE style exam questions which mimic the questions found on actual ASE tests. The end result: is a powerful test preparation tool, filled with updated task list theory, practice tests, and abundant, demonstrative graphics, which will arm users with the knowledge they need to master the ASE certification exams.

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Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach6th Edition

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH – the leading authority on automotive theory, service, and repair – has been thoroughly updated to provide accurate, current information on the latest technology, industry trends, and state-of-the-art tools and techniques. This comprehensive text covers the full range of basic topics outlined by ASE, including engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and transaxles, suspension and steering, brakes, electricity and electronics, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Now updated to reflect the latest ASE Education Foundation MAST standards, as well as cutting-edge hybrid and electric engines, this trusted text is an essential resource for aspiring and active technicians who want to succeed in the dynamic, rapidly evolving field of automotive service and repair.

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Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service5th Edition

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAutomotiveLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAutomotiveLab search for ISBN-10: 0134009088 / ISBN-13: 9780134009087. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133994619 / ISBN-13: 9780133994612 and ISBN-10: 0133995542/ISBN-13: 9780133995541. MyAutomotiveLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. This title is intended for courses in Automotive Principles, Service, and/or Mechanics in technical trade schools and high schools. It also serves as an additional resource to prep for ASE certification, and as a useful reference for practicing professionals. Prepare tomorrow’s automotive professionals for success Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Fifth Edition covers all eight areas of automotive service, showing readers how automotive systems are connected, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. Topics are divided into short chapters, which makes it easier to assign, learn, and master the content. Formatted to appeal to today’s technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they’ll use on the job.   To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas, and information on hot topics like electric and hybrid vehicles is included.   Also available with MyAutomotiveLab This title is also available with MyAutomotiveLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Automotive Technology to engage students and improve results. We’ve improved MyAutomotiveLab to better reflect the way instructors teach today. Now organized by ASE area, the new, easier-to-use design makes creating and personalizing assignments more intuitive and includes a new assignment calendar, which helps you document your students’ progress.

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Battery Technology Crash Course: A Concise Introduction1st ed. 2021 Edition

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This book is a concise introductory guide to understanding the field of modern batteries, which is fast becoming an important area for applications in renewable energy storage, transportation, and consumer devices. By using simplified classroom-tested methods developed while teaching the subject to engineering students, the author explains in simple language an otherwise complex subject in terms that enable readers to gain a rapid understanding of battery basics and the fundamental scientific and engineering concepts and principles behind the technology. This powerful tutorial is a great resource for engineers from other disciplines, technicians, analysts, investors, and other busy professionals who need to quickly acquire a solid understanding of the fast emerging and disruptive battery landscape. 

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10+1 Steps to Problem Solving: An Engineers Guide From A Career in Operational Technology and Control SystemsPaperback – November 26, 2020

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Were you always a natural problem solver? Or did you develop the skill?It’s about time you do something for yourself and address the – g a p – in your skillset.10+1 will change your perception on how engineers become problem solving ninjas. How to think like a Lead Engineer.And how to turn these newly boosted problem solving skills into engineering career progression.Did you already reach your maximum potential?Or do you look at knowledge as a way to become an authority?This engineering book is one way to transform an everyday problem solver into an engineering ninja!Engineers are turning to books to skip the hierarchy and learn today, right now.If you’re one of these people, then buy this book to get a jumpstart on your journey.Change your narrative from going with the flow, to actively pursuing improvement.From being a good engineer to becoming THE engineer. The subject matter expert.Take a moment to consider this unique and practical approach.This is a must have for an engineers bookshelf.And these 11 simple steps are a must know for an engineers toolkit.Inside you get:A practical problem solving methodologyStrategies for engineering career progressionReal engineering storiesCheatsheets and checklists for engineersThis relatable guide simplifies the scientific principles and breaks down the art of efficient problem-solving. Andrew Sario breaks down years of experience into digestible tips.Boost your career with 10+1 steps to solve real-life engineering problems effectively.Can engineers improve their problem-solving skills? Sario guides readers through ten steps of practical problem-solving with each step including engineering stories from his career as a Lead Systems Engineer in the Critical Infrastructure and Operational Technology fields.Here’s the 10+1 Problem Solving formula:The QuestionThe ObviousEyesCheck YourselfDoctor GThe RTFM ProtocolStripWhat about the environment?Phone-A-FriendPrayThe last step? – That’s the secret step. You can only use it once understanding the first ten steps!From The Author:”The steps are designed so that they can work with formal engineering methods giving you ways to improve your approach.10+1 Steps to problem-solving provides that extra “+1” step for those situations when you have run out of options.”The engineering book shows the reader how their problem-solving skills can lead to better pay, more respect and land bigger projects.Imagine the value of meeting a mentor that could introduce you to concepts they learned over a decade, that you could absorb and apply directly to your day-to-day engineering career instantly.What would that be worth to you? What do you normally spend on engineering training courses?Engineering books with real stories are rare, but in this book, there’s stories about an attempt to hack a company using a printer, grenades exploding, how an 18 hour shift that turned into a promotion, and more. All the stories weaved into concepts learned from Engineering Greats of the past such as Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci and Socrates.This is an engineering philosophy that anyone can learn from whether you are an engineer or not.So what are you waiting for?This is the must read engineering book for the modern-era engineer.Get your copy today!

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1800 Mechanical Movements: Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books)Enlarged 16th Edition

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A fascinating compendium of early-twentieth-century mechanical devices, this wide-ranging work covers a variety of applications. More than 1,800 engravings — ranging from simple diagrams to detailed cross-sections — illustrate the workings of each item, from simple hooks and levers to complex machinery used in steam, motive, hydraulic, air, and electric power, navigation, gearing, clocks, mining, construction, and more.Compiled as a ready reference for inventors, students of mechanics, artisans, and other workers, this volume features only minimal text. Its true value lies in its wealth of illustrated information, offering the quickest and most satisfactory method of conveying the exact conditions of mechanical action and construction.

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2021 International Building Code (International Code Council Series)1st Edition

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This code applies to all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. The 2021 IBC contains many important changes such as: Puzzle rooms (escape rooms) are now defined and regulated as special amusement areas, requiring compliance with Section 411 and special means of egress requirements. For the purposes of determining the allowable number of control areas in a building, each portion separated by one or more fire walls is now considered as a separate building. In Group E occupancies, enhanced classroom acoustics in compliance with ICC A117.1 are to be provided in all classrooms having of volume of 20,000 cubic feet or less. The requirements for metal composite materials and systems (MCM) installed on the exterior walls of Types I, II, III and IV construction were simplified and sprinkler allowances were deleted. The use of intermodal shipping containers as buildings is now specifically addressed through provisions intended to supplement existing applicable IBC requirements. Automatic sprinkler protection is now required in Group S-2 open parking garages where any fire area exceeds 48,000 square feet. The 2017 edition of ICC A117.1 was adopted. Parapets of a minimum height are now required for aggregate-surfaced roofs to prevent blow-off. Mixed occupancy buildings with assembly spaces are placed in Risk Category III when the total public assembly occupant load is greater than 2500 people. The 2021 IBC snow map is updated to match ASCE 7-16 snow maps by adding a reference to ASCE 7 snow tables in states with large case study areas. Secondary rain loads are updated to be consistent with ASCE 7.

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2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of EverythingHardcover – August 25, 2020

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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWall Street Journal BestsellerA Porchlight Book BestsellerFinancial Times Best Books of 2020Yahoo Finance Favorite Business Books of 2020 JP Morgan NextList 2021 selection”Bold, provocative…illuminates why we’re having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising.” ―ADAM GRANTThe world is changing drastically before our eyes―will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world’s foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes. Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn’t need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well. Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to “play the game,” and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure.That world―and those rules―are over.By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it:- There will be more grandparents than grandchildren- The middle-class in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the US and Europe combined- The global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern history- There will be more global wealth owned by women than men- There will be more robots than workers- There will be more computers than human brains- There will be more currencies than countriesAll these trends, currently underway, will converge in the year 2030 and change everything you know about culture, the economy, and the world.According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway―and their impacts―is to think laterally. That is, using “peripheral vision,” or approaching problems creatively and from unorthodox points of view. Rather than focusing on a single trend―climate-change or the rise of illiberal regimes, for example―Guillen encourages us to consider the dynamic inter-play between a range of forces that will converge on a single tipping point―2030―that will be, for better or worse, the point of no return.2030 is both a remarkable guide to the coming changes and an exercise in the power of “lateral thinking,” thereby revolutionizing the way you think about cataclysmic change and its consequences.

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2034: A Novel of the Next World WarHardcover – March 9, 2021

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An instant New York Times Bestseller!“Consider this another vaccine against disaster. Fortunately, this dose won’t cause a temporary fever—and it happens to be a rippingly good read.” —Wired“This crisply written and well-paced book reads like an all-caps warning for a world shackled to the machines we carry in our pockets and place on our laps . . .” —The Washington PostFrom two former military officers and award-winning authors, a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034—and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration.On March 12, 2034, US Navy Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones, conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol in the South China Sea when her ship detects an unflagged trawler in clear distress, smoke billowing from its bridge. On that same day, US Marine aviator Major Chris “Wedge” Mitchell is flying an F35E Lightning over the Strait of Hormuz, testing a new stealth technology as he flirts with Iranian airspace. By the end of that day, Wedge will be an Iranian prisoner, and Sarah Hunt’s destroyer will lie at the bottom of the sea, sunk by the Chinese Navy. Iran and China have clearly coordinated their moves, which involve the use of powerful new forms of cyber weaponry that render US ships and planes defenseless. In a single day, America’s faith in its military’s strategic pre-eminence is in tatters. A new, terrifying era is at hand.So begins a disturbingly plausible work of speculative fiction, co-authored by an award-winning novelist and decorated Marine veteran and the former commander of NATO, a legendary admiral who has spent much of his career strategically outmaneuvering America’s most tenacious adversaries. Written with a powerful blend of geopolitical sophistication and human empathy, 2034 takes us inside the minds of a global cast of characters–Americans, Chinese, Iranians, Russians, Indians–as a series of arrogant miscalculations on all sides leads the world into an intensifying international storm. In the end, China and the United States will have paid a staggering cost, one that forever alters the global balance of power. Everything in 2034 is an imaginative extrapolation from present-day facts on the ground combined with the authors’ years working at the highest and most classified levels of national security. Sometimes it takes a brilliant work of fiction to illuminate the most dire of warnings: 2034 is all too close at hand, and this cautionary tale presents the reader a dark yet possible future that we must do all we can to avoid.

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3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids: Create Amazing Projects with CAD Design and STEAM Ideas (Lab for Kids, 22)Paperback – Illustrated, February 25, 2020

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Create 25 amazing projects with 3D printing! With 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids, you can explore the creative potential behind this game-changing technology.Design your projects using free browser-based versions of CAD software Tinkercad and SketchUp.Follow the simple steps to create a variety of different projects.Learn about the fascinating science behind your creations.Get guidance on organizing team activities and contests.The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids. Be a part of the future with 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids!

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A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe, 1)

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Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark goes full-length for the first time in his dazzling debut novelCairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage.Alongside her Ministry colleagues and a familiar person from her past, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city―or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems…Novellas by P. Djèlí ClarkThe Black God’s DrumsThe Haunting of Tram Car 015Ring ShoutThe Dead Djinn Universe contains stories set primarily in Clark’s fantasy alternate Cairo, and can be enjoyed in any order.

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Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology OrganizationsPaperback – Illustrated, March 27, 2018

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Winner of the Shingo Publication AwardAccelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matter―that it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance―and what drives it―using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations.Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.

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Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis: Automotive Technology: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair5th Edition

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Diagnostics: Test don’t guess. Learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 and 4 Vehicle Diagnostics courses from IMI, City & Guilds, and BTEC, as well as ASE, AUR, and other higher-level qualifications. Along with 25 new real-life case studies, this fifth edition of Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis includes new content on diagnostic tools and equipment: VCDS, decade boxes, scanners, pass through, sensor simulators, break out boxes, multimeter updates for HV use, and more . It explains the fundamentals of vehicle systems and components, and it examines diagnostic principles and the latest techniques employed in effective vehicle maintenance and repair. Diagnostics, or faultfinding, is an essential part of an automotive technician’s work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostic skills. Ideal for students, included throughout the text are useful definitions, key facts, and ‘safety first’ notes. This text will also assist experienced technicians to further improve their performance and keep up with recent industry developments.

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Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each OtherPaperback – November 7, 2017

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A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

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Ancient High Tech: The Astonishing Scientific Achievements of Early CivilizationsPaperback – September 8, 2020

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A detailed look into ancient advanced technology, science, and medicine–some of which has yet to be reproduced today • Explores countless examples of ancient high tech, including robotics, artificial intelligence, aircraft, solar-powered cannons, high-speed drills, illuminated underground temples, massive refrigerators, and subterranean cities • Examines evidence of advanced medicine in ancient times • Includes examples from ancient Egypt, China, Greece, Babylon, Siberia, the Americas, and India The first self-igniting match was invented in 1805 by Jean Chancel, a French chemist. Yet, in Babylon, 3,600 years before, identical sulfur matches were in common use. On the Panchavarnaswamy Temple in India, built millennia ago, there is a detailed carving of a man on a bicycle, yet the bicycle wasn’t invented in the modern world until 1817. These inventions are only two examples of technology lost in the Dark Ages. Exploring the sophisticated tech achieved by ancient civilizations hundreds and thousands of years ago, Frank Joseph examines evidence of robotics and other forms of artificial intelligence; manned flight, such as hot-air balloons and gliders; and military science, including flamethrowers, biological warfare, poison gas, and solar-powered cannons. He reveals how ancient construction engineers excavated subterranean cities, turned stone walls into glass, lifted 100-ton blocks of granite, illuminated underground temples and pyramids, and stored their food in massive refrigerators. Examples explored in the book include the first known alarm clock, invented by Plato in 4th-century-BC Greece; 600-year-old Aztec whistles that reproduce animal sounds and human voices with uncanny accuracy; Stone Age jewelry from Siberia worked by a high-speed drill; sex robots in ancient Troy, Greece, and China; ancient Egyptian aircraft; and India’s iron pillar exposed to sixteen hundred years of monsoons but still standing rust-free. The author also explores evidence of advanced medicine in ancient times, particularly in Egypt and China, from brain surgery, optometry, and prosthetics to dentistry, magnet therapy, and cancer cures.By examining the achievements of our ancient ancestors, we can not only reverse-engineer their inventions but also learn from their civilizations’ mistakes, enabling us to avoid more dark ages. Imagine how scientifically advanced humanity would be if our early achievements had escaped destruction and been allowed to develop?

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Ariadne: A Novel

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A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe.Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice. When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind? Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint’s Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world.

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Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!Paperback – Illustrated, November 13, 2018

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Ignite their passion for exploring the night sky―the astronomer’s guidebook for kids ages 7 to 13“No matter how many times you’ve orbited the Sun, Astronomy for Kids is really for kids of all ages. Dr. Betts shows you how to become an astronomer―an observer of the stars. With this book, you can know the cosmos and your place within it. Read on, walk out, and look up!”―Bill Nye, science educator, author, and CEO of The Planetary SocietyOne of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside.With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, “that’s Jupiter,” and, “those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan,” and maybe even, “that group of stars doesn’t have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs.”From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon’s craters and mountains―Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system, with:30 sights for the naked eye (yes, 30!) objects to see without any equipment, including Orion’s Belt, the Big Dipper, Mars, and even the International Space Station.25 sights magnified with binoculars or a basic telescope to make objects in the sky easier to find and explore. Plus, buying tips and usage tricks to get the most out of astronomy equipment.Clear illustrations that show kids where to look and what they can expect to see.Like all big things, outer space is something you have to see to believe. Astronomy for Kids teaches kids that planets, shooting stars, constellations, and meteor showers are not only in books―but right above them.

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ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide: ATP Test Review for the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional Exam1 Stgst Edition

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This ATP study guide includes ATP practice test questions. Our ATP study guide contains easy-to-read essential summaries that highlight the key areas of the ATP test. Mometrix’s ATP test study guide reviews the most important components of the ATP exam.The ATP Exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the ATP.Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the ATP Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide includes:Presenting FindingsIntervention StrategiesImplementation of InterventionEvaluation of InterventionProfessional ConductComprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanationsIt’s filled with the critical information you’ll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.The Presenting Findings section covers:Interviewing family and reviewing recordsAssess Environmental FactorsAssess consumers’ functional abilitiesAssess consumers’ needsThe Intervention Strategies section covers:Types of interventionsAction planDesigning effective assistive technology systemsCognitive aids and computer accessThe Implementation of Intervention section covers:Individual written rehabilitation plansMobility systemsThe Evaluation of Intervention section covers:Training program goalsRepair vs. maintenance activitiesAssistive technology abandonmentAAC system delivery follow-upThe Professional Conduct section covers:EthicsRESNA standards of practiceLegislationThese sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the ATP Exam. Concepts and principles aren’t simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it’s written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that’s another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided scores of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ATP Exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.We’ve helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We’ve done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It’s an excellent investment in your future.ATP test prep book that provides a comprehensive review for the ATP test.ATP exam prep that will help you elevate your ATP test score.ATP study manual that will reduce your worry about the ATP exam.ATP review book that will help you avoid the pitfalls of ATP test anxiety.ATP practice test questions and much more…

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Audio Tests & Measurements: How to Test Electronic Components, Audiophile & Guitar Amplifiers and Loudspeakers Using Modern and Vintage Test InstrumentsPaperback – November 17, 2019

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The only practical audio tests & measurements manual in English language!Learn how electronic test instruments work and how to use them to measure AC & DC voltage, current, power, phase shift, resistance, capacitance, inductance, gain/attenuation, distortion, and other parameters of audio equipment.The operational principles, features, capabilities and limitations of multimeters, LCR meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers, LCR bridges, power supplies, transistor & tube testers, and other types of instruments are explained in a simple and systematic way. Both modern and vintage instruments, analog and digital, are covered.The application side of this unique manual is focused on how to measure various parameters of hi-fi and guitar amplifiers, preamplifiers and crossovers, such as power consumption, gain, input sensitivity, output power, harmonic and intermodulation distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, crosstalk, input and output impedance, damping factor, frequency range and amplitude characteristic, internal AC & DC voltages and waveforms, phono stage equalization accuracy and even some speaker measurements.This one-of-a-kind, large format (A4 size) practical manual is richly and professionally illustrated with more than 130 photographs and 250 illustrations, measurement setups, circuit diagrams, graphs and tables.Understanding test & measurement methods and the functionality of test instruments is a very useful skill. This book is a treasure-trove of practical information for DIY enthusiasts, amplifier builders and anyone who wants to learn how to test audio equipment. Instruments, test methods and principles are explained in a simple and straightforward way. The emphasis is not on theory, but on hands-on, practical applications.Who will benefit from this unique book? DIY constructors and amplifier builders who want to test the audio gear they’ve built and check its performance audiophiles interested in the technical side of audio and the testing aspect of hi-fi equipment guitar players who like modifying, repairing or building their own amps and speaker boxes electricians, electrical or instrumentation technicians with interest in audio measurements electronic engineers and electrical engineering students collectors, buyers and sellers of vintage test instruments, who want to learn about their operating principles and features CONTENTS (Chapter titles): TEST INSTRUMENTS, ERRORS, LIMITATIONS & SAFETY ISSUES SIGNAL SOURCES, TRACERS, POWER SUPPLIES AND FILTERS MULTIMETERS – TYPES, OPERATING PRINCIPLES AND FUNCTIONS OSCILLOSCOPES – HOW THEY WORK & HOW TO USE THEM TESTING PASSIVE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (RESISTORS, CAPACITORS & INDUCTORS) TESTING AUDIO AMPLIFIERS AND PREAMPLIFIERS DISTORTION MEASUREMENTS TRANSFORMER TESTS & MEASUREMENTS LOUDSPEAKER TESTS & MEASUREMENTS TRANSISTOR TESTERS AND CURVE TRACERS TESTING VACUUM TUBES (VALVES)

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Auto Body Repair Technology6th Edition

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AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Sixth Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current ASE Education Foundation Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading book provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today�s learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair�from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing�this trusted guide helps you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician.

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Automotive Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual4th Edition

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One of the most trusted test preparation guides in the industry, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION TEST PREPARATION MANUAL, 4th Edition, will help to prepare users for the A1-A8 and L1 ASE certification exams. The guide is highly effective in covering need-to-know information to help users pass their exams. Each chapter opens with a pretest to explore the depth of preparation that is going to be required to become familiar with the information in the chapter. Next the manual describes each ASE task and the essential content related to the task. Finally, each chapter ends with ASE style exam questions which mimic the questions found on actual ASE tests. The end result: is a powerful test preparation tool, filled with updated task list theory, practice tests, and abundant, demonstrative graphics, which will arm users with the knowledge they need to master the ASE certification exams.

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Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach6th Edition

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH – the leading authority on automotive theory, service, and repair – has been thoroughly updated to provide accurate, current information on the latest technology, industry trends, and state-of-the-art tools and techniques. This comprehensive text covers the full range of basic topics outlined by ASE, including engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and transaxles, suspension and steering, brakes, electricity and electronics, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Now updated to reflect the latest ASE Education Foundation MAST standards, as well as cutting-edge hybrid and electric engines, this trusted text is an essential resource for aspiring and active technicians who want to succeed in the dynamic, rapidly evolving field of automotive service and repair.

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Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service5th Edition

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAutomotiveLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAutomotiveLab search for ISBN-10: 0134009088 / ISBN-13: 9780134009087. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133994619 / ISBN-13: 9780133994612 and ISBN-10: 0133995542/ISBN-13: 9780133995541. MyAutomotiveLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. This title is intended for courses in Automotive Principles, Service, and/or Mechanics in technical trade schools and high schools. It also serves as an additional resource to prep for ASE certification, and as a useful reference for practicing professionals. Prepare tomorrow’s automotive professionals for success Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Fifth Edition covers all eight areas of automotive service, showing readers how automotive systems are connected, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. Topics are divided into short chapters, which makes it easier to assign, learn, and master the content. Formatted to appeal to today’s technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they’ll use on the job.   To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas, and information on hot topics like electric and hybrid vehicles is included.   Also available with MyAutomotiveLab This title is also available with MyAutomotiveLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Automotive Technology to engage students and improve results. We’ve improved MyAutomotiveLab to better reflect the way instructors teach today. Now organized by ASE area, the new, easier-to-use design makes creating and personalizing assignments more intuitive and includes a new assignment calendar, which helps you document your students’ progress.

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Battery Technology Crash Course: A Concise Introduction1st ed. 2021 Edition

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This book is a concise introductory guide to understanding the field of modern batteries, which is fast becoming an important area for applications in renewable energy storage, transportation, and consumer devices. By using simplified classroom-tested methods developed while teaching the subject to engineering students, the author explains in simple language an otherwise complex subject in terms that enable readers to gain a rapid understanding of battery basics and the fundamental scientific and engineering concepts and principles behind the technology. This powerful tutorial is a great resource for engineers from other disciplines, technicians, analysts, investors, and other busy professionals who need to quickly acquire a solid understanding of the fast emerging and disruptive battery landscape. 

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10+1 Steps to Problem Solving: An Engineers Guide From A Career in Operational Technology and Control SystemsPaperback – November 26, 2020

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Were you always a natural problem solver? Or did you develop the skill?It’s about time you do something for yourself and address the – g a p – in your skillset.10+1 will change your perception on how engineers become problem solving ninjas. How to think like a Lead Engineer.And how to turn these newly boosted problem solving skills into engineering career progression.Did you already reach your maximum potential?Or do you look at knowledge as a way to become an authority?This engineering book is one way to transform an everyday problem solver into an engineering ninja!Engineers are turning to books to skip the hierarchy and learn today, right now.If you’re one of these people, then buy this book to get a jumpstart on your journey.Change your narrative from going with the flow, to actively pursuing improvement.From being a good engineer to becoming THE engineer. The subject matter expert.Take a moment to consider this unique and practical approach.This is a must have for an engineers bookshelf.And these 11 simple steps are a must know for an engineers toolkit.Inside you get:A practical problem solving methodologyStrategies for engineering career progressionReal engineering storiesCheatsheets and checklists for engineersThis relatable guide simplifies the scientific principles and breaks down the art of efficient problem-solving. Andrew Sario breaks down years of experience into digestible tips.Boost your career with 10+1 steps to solve real-life engineering problems effectively.Can engineers improve their problem-solving skills? Sario guides readers through ten steps of practical problem-solving with each step including engineering stories from his career as a Lead Systems Engineer in the Critical Infrastructure and Operational Technology fields.Here’s the 10+1 Problem Solving formula:The QuestionThe ObviousEyesCheck YourselfDoctor GThe RTFM ProtocolStripWhat about the environment?Phone-A-FriendPrayThe last step? – That’s the secret step. You can only use it once understanding the first ten steps!From The Author:”The steps are designed so that they can work with formal engineering methods giving you ways to improve your approach.10+1 Steps to problem-solving provides that extra “+1” step for those situations when you have run out of options.”The engineering book shows the reader how their problem-solving skills can lead to better pay, more respect and land bigger projects.Imagine the value of meeting a mentor that could introduce you to concepts they learned over a decade, that you could absorb and apply directly to your day-to-day engineering career instantly.What would that be worth to you? What do you normally spend on engineering training courses?Engineering books with real stories are rare, but in this book, there’s stories about an attempt to hack a company using a printer, grenades exploding, how an 18 hour shift that turned into a promotion, and more. All the stories weaved into concepts learned from Engineering Greats of the past such as Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci and Socrates.This is an engineering philosophy that anyone can learn from whether you are an engineer or not.So what are you waiting for?This is the must read engineering book for the modern-era engineer.Get your copy today!

1800 Mechanical Movements: Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books)Enlarged 16th Edition

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A fascinating compendium of early-twentieth-century mechanical devices, this wide-ranging work covers a variety of applications. More than 1,800 engravings — ranging from simple diagrams to detailed cross-sections — illustrate the workings of each item, from simple hooks and levers to complex machinery used in steam, motive, hydraulic, air, and electric power, navigation, gearing, clocks, mining, construction, and more.Compiled as a ready reference for inventors, students of mechanics, artisans, and other workers, this volume features only minimal text. Its true value lies in its wealth of illustrated information, offering the quickest and most satisfactory method of conveying the exact conditions of mechanical action and construction.

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2021 International Building Code (International Code Council Series)1st Edition

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This code applies to all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. The 2021 IBC contains many important changes such as: Puzzle rooms (escape rooms) are now defined and regulated as special amusement areas, requiring compliance with Section 411 and special means of egress requirements. For the purposes of determining the allowable number of control areas in a building, each portion separated by one or more fire walls is now considered as a separate building. In Group E occupancies, enhanced classroom acoustics in compliance with ICC A117.1 are to be provided in all classrooms having of volume of 20,000 cubic feet or less. The requirements for metal composite materials and systems (MCM) installed on the exterior walls of Types I, II, III and IV construction were simplified and sprinkler allowances were deleted. The use of intermodal shipping containers as buildings is now specifically addressed through provisions intended to supplement existing applicable IBC requirements. Automatic sprinkler protection is now required in Group S-2 open parking garages where any fire area exceeds 48,000 square feet. The 2017 edition of ICC A117.1 was adopted. Parapets of a minimum height are now required for aggregate-surfaced roofs to prevent blow-off. Mixed occupancy buildings with assembly spaces are placed in Risk Category III when the total public assembly occupant load is greater than 2500 people. The 2021 IBC snow map is updated to match ASCE 7-16 snow maps by adding a reference to ASCE 7 snow tables in states with large case study areas. Secondary rain loads are updated to be consistent with ASCE 7.

2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of EverythingHardcover – August 25, 2020

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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWall Street Journal BestsellerA Porchlight Book BestsellerFinancial Times Best Books of 2020Yahoo Finance Favorite Business Books of 2020 JP Morgan NextList 2021 selection”Bold, provocative…illuminates why we’re having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising.” ―ADAM GRANTThe world is changing drastically before our eyes―will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world’s foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes. Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn’t need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well. Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to “play the game,” and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure.That world―and those rules―are over.By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it:- There will be more grandparents than grandchildren- The middle-class in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the US and Europe combined- The global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern history- There will be more global wealth owned by women than men- There will be more robots than workers- There will be more computers than human brains- There will be more currencies than countriesAll these trends, currently underway, will converge in the year 2030 and change everything you know about culture, the economy, and the world.According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway―and their impacts―is to think laterally. That is, using “peripheral vision,” or approaching problems creatively and from unorthodox points of view. Rather than focusing on a single trend―climate-change or the rise of illiberal regimes, for example―Guillen encourages us to consider the dynamic inter-play between a range of forces that will converge on a single tipping point―2030―that will be, for better or worse, the point of no return.2030 is both a remarkable guide to the coming changes and an exercise in the power of “lateral thinking,” thereby revolutionizing the way you think about cataclysmic change and its consequences.

2034: A Novel of the Next World WarHardcover – March 9, 2021

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An instant New York Times Bestseller!“Consider this another vaccine against disaster. Fortunately, this dose won’t cause a temporary fever—and it happens to be a rippingly good read.” —Wired“This crisply written and well-paced book reads like an all-caps warning for a world shackled to the machines we carry in our pockets and place on our laps . . .” —The Washington PostFrom two former military officers and award-winning authors, a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034—and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration.On March 12, 2034, US Navy Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones, conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol in the South China Sea when her ship detects an unflagged trawler in clear distress, smoke billowing from its bridge. On that same day, US Marine aviator Major Chris “Wedge” Mitchell is flying an F35E Lightning over the Strait of Hormuz, testing a new stealth technology as he flirts with Iranian airspace. By the end of that day, Wedge will be an Iranian prisoner, and Sarah Hunt’s destroyer will lie at the bottom of the sea, sunk by the Chinese Navy. Iran and China have clearly coordinated their moves, which involve the use of powerful new forms of cyber weaponry that render US ships and planes defenseless. In a single day, America’s faith in its military’s strategic pre-eminence is in tatters. A new, terrifying era is at hand.So begins a disturbingly plausible work of speculative fiction, co-authored by an award-winning novelist and decorated Marine veteran and the former commander of NATO, a legendary admiral who has spent much of his career strategically outmaneuvering America’s most tenacious adversaries. Written with a powerful blend of geopolitical sophistication and human empathy, 2034 takes us inside the minds of a global cast of characters–Americans, Chinese, Iranians, Russians, Indians–as a series of arrogant miscalculations on all sides leads the world into an intensifying international storm. In the end, China and the United States will have paid a staggering cost, one that forever alters the global balance of power. Everything in 2034 is an imaginative extrapolation from present-day facts on the ground combined with the authors’ years working at the highest and most classified levels of national security. Sometimes it takes a brilliant work of fiction to illuminate the most dire of warnings: 2034 is all too close at hand, and this cautionary tale presents the reader a dark yet possible future that we must do all we can to avoid.

3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids: Create Amazing Projects with CAD Design and STEAM Ideas (Lab for Kids, 22)Paperback – Illustrated, February 25, 2020

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Create 25 amazing projects with 3D printing! With 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids, you can explore the creative potential behind this game-changing technology.Design your projects using free browser-based versions of CAD software Tinkercad and SketchUp.Follow the simple steps to create a variety of different projects.Learn about the fascinating science behind your creations.Get guidance on organizing team activities and contests.The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids. Be a part of the future with 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids!

A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe, 1)

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Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark goes full-length for the first time in his dazzling debut novelCairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage.Alongside her Ministry colleagues and a familiar person from her past, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city―or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems…Novellas by P. Djèlí ClarkThe Black God’s DrumsThe Haunting of Tram Car 015Ring ShoutThe Dead Djinn Universe contains stories set primarily in Clark’s fantasy alternate Cairo, and can be enjoyed in any order.

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Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology OrganizationsPaperback – Illustrated, March 27, 2018

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Winner of the Shingo Publication AwardAccelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matter―that it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance―and what drives it―using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations.Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.

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Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis: Automotive Technology: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair5th Edition

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Diagnostics: Test don’t guess. Learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 and 4 Vehicle Diagnostics courses from IMI, City & Guilds, and BTEC, as well as ASE, AUR, and other higher-level qualifications. Along with 25 new real-life case studies, this fifth edition of Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis includes new content on diagnostic tools and equipment: VCDS, decade boxes, scanners, pass through, sensor simulators, break out boxes, multimeter updates for HV use, and more . It explains the fundamentals of vehicle systems and components, and it examines diagnostic principles and the latest techniques employed in effective vehicle maintenance and repair. Diagnostics, or faultfinding, is an essential part of an automotive technician’s work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostic skills. Ideal for students, included throughout the text are useful definitions, key facts, and ‘safety first’ notes. This text will also assist experienced technicians to further improve their performance and keep up with recent industry developments.

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each OtherPaperback – November 7, 2017

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A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

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Ancient High Tech: The Astonishing Scientific Achievements of Early CivilizationsPaperback – September 8, 2020

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A detailed look into ancient advanced technology, science, and medicine–some of which has yet to be reproduced today • Explores countless examples of ancient high tech, including robotics, artificial intelligence, aircraft, solar-powered cannons, high-speed drills, illuminated underground temples, massive refrigerators, and subterranean cities • Examines evidence of advanced medicine in ancient times • Includes examples from ancient Egypt, China, Greece, Babylon, Siberia, the Americas, and India The first self-igniting match was invented in 1805 by Jean Chancel, a French chemist. Yet, in Babylon, 3,600 years before, identical sulfur matches were in common use. On the Panchavarnaswamy Temple in India, built millennia ago, there is a detailed carving of a man on a bicycle, yet the bicycle wasn’t invented in the modern world until 1817. These inventions are only two examples of technology lost in the Dark Ages. Exploring the sophisticated tech achieved by ancient civilizations hundreds and thousands of years ago, Frank Joseph examines evidence of robotics and other forms of artificial intelligence; manned flight, such as hot-air balloons and gliders; and military science, including flamethrowers, biological warfare, poison gas, and solar-powered cannons. He reveals how ancient construction engineers excavated subterranean cities, turned stone walls into glass, lifted 100-ton blocks of granite, illuminated underground temples and pyramids, and stored their food in massive refrigerators. Examples explored in the book include the first known alarm clock, invented by Plato in 4th-century-BC Greece; 600-year-old Aztec whistles that reproduce animal sounds and human voices with uncanny accuracy; Stone Age jewelry from Siberia worked by a high-speed drill; sex robots in ancient Troy, Greece, and China; ancient Egyptian aircraft; and India’s iron pillar exposed to sixteen hundred years of monsoons but still standing rust-free. The author also explores evidence of advanced medicine in ancient times, particularly in Egypt and China, from brain surgery, optometry, and prosthetics to dentistry, magnet therapy, and cancer cures.By examining the achievements of our ancient ancestors, we can not only reverse-engineer their inventions but also learn from their civilizations’ mistakes, enabling us to avoid more dark ages. Imagine how scientifically advanced humanity would be if our early achievements had escaped destruction and been allowed to develop?

Ariadne: A Novel

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A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe.Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice. When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind? Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint’s Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world.

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Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!Paperback – Illustrated, November 13, 2018

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Ignite their passion for exploring the night sky―the astronomer’s guidebook for kids ages 7 to 13“No matter how many times you’ve orbited the Sun, Astronomy for Kids is really for kids of all ages. Dr. Betts shows you how to become an astronomer―an observer of the stars. With this book, you can know the cosmos and your place within it. Read on, walk out, and look up!”―Bill Nye, science educator, author, and CEO of The Planetary SocietyOne of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside.With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, “that’s Jupiter,” and, “those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan,” and maybe even, “that group of stars doesn’t have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs.”From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon’s craters and mountains―Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system, with:30 sights for the naked eye (yes, 30!) objects to see without any equipment, including Orion’s Belt, the Big Dipper, Mars, and even the International Space Station.25 sights magnified with binoculars or a basic telescope to make objects in the sky easier to find and explore. Plus, buying tips and usage tricks to get the most out of astronomy equipment.Clear illustrations that show kids where to look and what they can expect to see.Like all big things, outer space is something you have to see to believe. Astronomy for Kids teaches kids that planets, shooting stars, constellations, and meteor showers are not only in books―but right above them.

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ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide: ATP Test Review for the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional Exam1 Stgst Edition

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This ATP study guide includes ATP practice test questions. Our ATP study guide contains easy-to-read essential summaries that highlight the key areas of the ATP test. Mometrix’s ATP test study guide reviews the most important components of the ATP exam.The ATP Exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the ATP.Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the ATP Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide includes:Presenting FindingsIntervention StrategiesImplementation of InterventionEvaluation of InterventionProfessional ConductComprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanationsIt’s filled with the critical information you’ll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.The Presenting Findings section covers:Interviewing family and reviewing recordsAssess Environmental FactorsAssess consumers’ functional abilitiesAssess consumers’ needsThe Intervention Strategies section covers:Types of interventionsAction planDesigning effective assistive technology systemsCognitive aids and computer accessThe Implementation of Intervention section covers:Individual written rehabilitation plansMobility systemsThe Evaluation of Intervention section covers:Training program goalsRepair vs. maintenance activitiesAssistive technology abandonmentAAC system delivery follow-upThe Professional Conduct section covers:EthicsRESNA standards of practiceLegislationThese sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the ATP Exam. Concepts and principles aren’t simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it’s written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that’s another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided scores of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ATP Exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.We’ve helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We’ve done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It’s an excellent investment in your future.ATP test prep book that provides a comprehensive review for the ATP test.ATP exam prep that will help you elevate your ATP test score.ATP study manual that will reduce your worry about the ATP exam.ATP review book that will help you avoid the pitfalls of ATP test anxiety.ATP practice test questions and much more…

Audio Tests & Measurements: How to Test Electronic Components, Audiophile & Guitar Amplifiers and Loudspeakers Using Modern and Vintage Test InstrumentsPaperback – November 17, 2019

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The only practical audio tests & measurements manual in English language!Learn how electronic test instruments work and how to use them to measure AC & DC voltage, current, power, phase shift, resistance, capacitance, inductance, gain/attenuation, distortion, and other parameters of audio equipment.The operational principles, features, capabilities and limitations of multimeters, LCR meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers, LCR bridges, power supplies, transistor & tube testers, and other types of instruments are explained in a simple and systematic way. Both modern and vintage instruments, analog and digital, are covered.The application side of this unique manual is focused on how to measure various parameters of hi-fi and guitar amplifiers, preamplifiers and crossovers, such as power consumption, gain, input sensitivity, output power, harmonic and intermodulation distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, crosstalk, input and output impedance, damping factor, frequency range and amplitude characteristic, internal AC & DC voltages and waveforms, phono stage equalization accuracy and even some speaker measurements.This one-of-a-kind, large format (A4 size) practical manual is richly and professionally illustrated with more than 130 photographs and 250 illustrations, measurement setups, circuit diagrams, graphs and tables.Understanding test & measurement methods and the functionality of test instruments is a very useful skill. This book is a treasure-trove of practical information for DIY enthusiasts, amplifier builders and anyone who wants to learn how to test audio equipment. Instruments, test methods and principles are explained in a simple and straightforward way. The emphasis is not on theory, but on hands-on, practical applications.Who will benefit from this unique book? DIY constructors and amplifier builders who want to test the audio gear they’ve built and check its performance audiophiles interested in the technical side of audio and the testing aspect of hi-fi equipment guitar players who like modifying, repairing or building their own amps and speaker boxes electricians, electrical or instrumentation technicians with interest in audio measurements electronic engineers and electrical engineering students collectors, buyers and sellers of vintage test instruments, who want to learn about their operating principles and features CONTENTS (Chapter titles): TEST INSTRUMENTS, ERRORS, LIMITATIONS & SAFETY ISSUES SIGNAL SOURCES, TRACERS, POWER SUPPLIES AND FILTERS MULTIMETERS – TYPES, OPERATING PRINCIPLES AND FUNCTIONS OSCILLOSCOPES – HOW THEY WORK & HOW TO USE THEM TESTING PASSIVE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (RESISTORS, CAPACITORS & INDUCTORS) TESTING AUDIO AMPLIFIERS AND PREAMPLIFIERS DISTORTION MEASUREMENTS TRANSFORMER TESTS & MEASUREMENTS LOUDSPEAKER TESTS & MEASUREMENTS TRANSISTOR TESTERS AND CURVE TRACERS TESTING VACUUM TUBES (VALVES)

Auto Body Repair Technology6th Edition

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AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Sixth Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current ASE Education Foundation Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading book provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today�s learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair�from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing�this trusted guide helps you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician.

Automotive Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual4th Edition

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One of the most trusted test preparation guides in the industry, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION TEST PREPARATION MANUAL, 4th Edition, will help to prepare users for the A1-A8 and L1 ASE certification exams. The guide is highly effective in covering need-to-know information to help users pass their exams. Each chapter opens with a pretest to explore the depth of preparation that is going to be required to become familiar with the information in the chapter. Next the manual describes each ASE task and the essential content related to the task. Finally, each chapter ends with ASE style exam questions which mimic the questions found on actual ASE tests. The end result: is a powerful test preparation tool, filled with updated task list theory, practice tests, and abundant, demonstrative graphics, which will arm users with the knowledge they need to master the ASE certification exams.

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach6th Edition

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH – the leading authority on automotive theory, service, and repair – has been thoroughly updated to provide accurate, current information on the latest technology, industry trends, and state-of-the-art tools and techniques. This comprehensive text covers the full range of basic topics outlined by ASE, including engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and transaxles, suspension and steering, brakes, electricity and electronics, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Now updated to reflect the latest ASE Education Foundation MAST standards, as well as cutting-edge hybrid and electric engines, this trusted text is an essential resource for aspiring and active technicians who want to succeed in the dynamic, rapidly evolving field of automotive service and repair.

Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service5th Edition

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAutomotiveLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAutomotiveLab search for ISBN-10: 0134009088 / ISBN-13: 9780134009087. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133994619 / ISBN-13: 9780133994612 and ISBN-10: 0133995542/ISBN-13: 9780133995541. MyAutomotiveLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. This title is intended for courses in Automotive Principles, Service, and/or Mechanics in technical trade schools and high schools. It also serves as an additional resource to prep for ASE certification, and as a useful reference for practicing professionals. Prepare tomorrow’s automotive professionals for success Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Fifth Edition covers all eight areas of automotive service, showing readers how automotive systems are connected, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. Topics are divided into short chapters, which makes it easier to assign, learn, and master the content. Formatted to appeal to today’s technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they’ll use on the job.   To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas, and information on hot topics like electric and hybrid vehicles is included.   Also available with MyAutomotiveLab This title is also available with MyAutomotiveLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Automotive Technology to engage students and improve results. We’ve improved MyAutomotiveLab to better reflect the way instructors teach today. Now organized by ASE area, the new, easier-to-use design makes creating and personalizing assignments more intuitive and includes a new assignment calendar, which helps you document your students’ progress.

Battery Technology Crash Course: A Concise Introduction1st ed. 2021 Edition

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This book is a concise introductory guide to understanding the field of modern batteries, which is fast becoming an important area for applications in renewable energy storage, transportation, and consumer devices. By using simplified classroom-tested methods developed while teaching the subject to engineering students, the author explains in simple language an otherwise complex subject in terms that enable readers to gain a rapid understanding of battery basics and the fundamental scientific and engineering concepts and principles behind the technology. This powerful tutorial is a great resource for engineers from other disciplines, technicians, analysts, investors, and other busy professionals who need to quickly acquire a solid understanding of the fast emerging and disruptive battery landscape. 

10+1 Steps to Problem Solving: An Engineers Guide From A Career in Operational Technology and Control SystemsPaperback – November 26, 2020

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Were you always a natural problem solver? Or did you develop the skill?It’s about time you do something for yourself and address the – g a p – in your skillset.10+1 will change your perception on how engineers become problem solving ninjas. How to think like a Lead Engineer.And how to turn these newly boosted problem solving skills into engineering career progression.Did you already reach your maximum potential?Or do you look at knowledge as a way to become an authority?This engineering book is one way to transform an everyday problem solver into an engineering ninja!Engineers are turning to books to skip the hierarchy and learn today, right now.If you’re one of these people, then buy this book to get a jumpstart on your journey.Change your narrative from going with the flow, to actively pursuing improvement.From being a good engineer to becoming THE engineer. The subject matter expert.Take a moment to consider this unique and practical approach.This is a must have for an engineers bookshelf.And these 11 simple steps are a must know for an engineers toolkit.Inside you get:A practical problem solving methodologyStrategies for engineering career progressionReal engineering storiesCheatsheets and checklists for engineersThis relatable guide simplifies the scientific principles and breaks down the art of efficient problem-solving. Andrew Sario breaks down years of experience into digestible tips.Boost your career with 10+1 steps to solve real-life engineering problems effectively.Can engineers improve their problem-solving skills? Sario guides readers through ten steps of practical problem-solving with each step including engineering stories from his career as a Lead Systems Engineer in the Critical Infrastructure and Operational Technology fields.Here’s the 10+1 Problem Solving formula:The QuestionThe ObviousEyesCheck YourselfDoctor GThe RTFM ProtocolStripWhat about the environment?Phone-A-FriendPrayThe last step? – That’s the secret step. You can only use it once understanding the first ten steps!From The Author:”The steps are designed so that they can work with formal engineering methods giving you ways to improve your approach.10+1 Steps to problem-solving provides that extra “+1” step for those situations when you have run out of options.”The engineering book shows the reader how their problem-solving skills can lead to better pay, more respect and land bigger projects.Imagine the value of meeting a mentor that could introduce you to concepts they learned over a decade, that you could absorb and apply directly to your day-to-day engineering career instantly.What would that be worth to you? What do you normally spend on engineering training courses?Engineering books with real stories are rare, but in this book, there’s stories about an attempt to hack a company using a printer, grenades exploding, how an 18 hour shift that turned into a promotion, and more. All the stories weaved into concepts learned from Engineering Greats of the past such as Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci and Socrates.This is an engineering philosophy that anyone can learn from whether you are an engineer or not.So what are you waiting for?This is the must read engineering book for the modern-era engineer.Get your copy today!

1800 Mechanical Movements: Devices and Appliances (Dover Science Books)Enlarged 16th Edition

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A fascinating compendium of early-twentieth-century mechanical devices, this wide-ranging work covers a variety of applications. More than 1,800 engravings — ranging from simple diagrams to detailed cross-sections — illustrate the workings of each item, from simple hooks and levers to complex machinery used in steam, motive, hydraulic, air, and electric power, navigation, gearing, clocks, mining, construction, and more.Compiled as a ready reference for inventors, students of mechanics, artisans, and other workers, this volume features only minimal text. Its true value lies in its wealth of illustrated information, offering the quickest and most satisfactory method of conveying the exact conditions of mechanical action and construction.

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2021 International Building Code (International Code Council Series)1st Edition

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This code applies to all buildings except detached one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories. The 2021 IBC contains many important changes such as: Puzzle rooms (escape rooms) are now defined and regulated as special amusement areas, requiring compliance with Section 411 and special means of egress requirements. For the purposes of determining the allowable number of control areas in a building, each portion separated by one or more fire walls is now considered as a separate building. In Group E occupancies, enhanced classroom acoustics in compliance with ICC A117.1 are to be provided in all classrooms having of volume of 20,000 cubic feet or less. The requirements for metal composite materials and systems (MCM) installed on the exterior walls of Types I, II, III and IV construction were simplified and sprinkler allowances were deleted. The use of intermodal shipping containers as buildings is now specifically addressed through provisions intended to supplement existing applicable IBC requirements. Automatic sprinkler protection is now required in Group S-2 open parking garages where any fire area exceeds 48,000 square feet. The 2017 edition of ICC A117.1 was adopted. Parapets of a minimum height are now required for aggregate-surfaced roofs to prevent blow-off. Mixed occupancy buildings with assembly spaces are placed in Risk Category III when the total public assembly occupant load is greater than 2500 people. The 2021 IBC snow map is updated to match ASCE 7-16 snow maps by adding a reference to ASCE 7 snow tables in states with large case study areas. Secondary rain loads are updated to be consistent with ASCE 7.

2030: How Today’s Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of EverythingHardcover – August 25, 2020

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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERWall Street Journal BestsellerA Porchlight Book BestsellerFinancial Times Best Books of 2020Yahoo Finance Favorite Business Books of 2020 JP Morgan NextList 2021 selection”Bold, provocative…illuminates why we’re having fewer babies, the middle class is stagnating, unemployment is shifting, and new powers are rising.” ―ADAM GRANTThe world is changing drastically before our eyes―will you be prepared for what comes next? A groundbreaking analysis from one of the world’s foremost experts on global trends, including analysis on how COVID-19 will amplify and accelerate each of these changes. Once upon a time, the world was neatly divided into prosperous and backward economies. Babies were plentiful, workers outnumbered retirees, and people aspiring towards the middle class yearned to own homes and cars. Companies didn’t need to see any further than Europe and the United States to do well. Printed money was legal tender for all debts, public and private. We grew up learning how to “play the game,” and we expected the rules to remain the same as we took our first job, started a family, saw our children grow up, and went into retirement with our finances secure.That world―and those rules―are over.By 2030, a new reality will take hold, and before you know it:- There will be more grandparents than grandchildren- The middle-class in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa will outnumber the US and Europe combined- The global economy will be driven by the non-Western consumer for the first time in modern history- There will be more global wealth owned by women than men- There will be more robots than workers- There will be more computers than human brains- There will be more currencies than countriesAll these trends, currently underway, will converge in the year 2030 and change everything you know about culture, the economy, and the world.According to Mauro F. Guillen, the only way to truly understand the global transformations underway―and their impacts―is to think laterally. That is, using “peripheral vision,” or approaching problems creatively and from unorthodox points of view. Rather than focusing on a single trend―climate-change or the rise of illiberal regimes, for example―Guillen encourages us to consider the dynamic inter-play between a range of forces that will converge on a single tipping point―2030―that will be, for better or worse, the point of no return.2030 is both a remarkable guide to the coming changes and an exercise in the power of “lateral thinking,” thereby revolutionizing the way you think about cataclysmic change and its consequences.

2034: A Novel of the Next World WarHardcover – March 9, 2021

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An instant New York Times Bestseller!“Consider this another vaccine against disaster. Fortunately, this dose won’t cause a temporary fever—and it happens to be a rippingly good read.” —Wired“This crisply written and well-paced book reads like an all-caps warning for a world shackled to the machines we carry in our pockets and place on our laps . . .” —The Washington PostFrom two former military officers and award-winning authors, a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034—and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration.On March 12, 2034, US Navy Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones, conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol in the South China Sea when her ship detects an unflagged trawler in clear distress, smoke billowing from its bridge. On that same day, US Marine aviator Major Chris “Wedge” Mitchell is flying an F35E Lightning over the Strait of Hormuz, testing a new stealth technology as he flirts with Iranian airspace. By the end of that day, Wedge will be an Iranian prisoner, and Sarah Hunt’s destroyer will lie at the bottom of the sea, sunk by the Chinese Navy. Iran and China have clearly coordinated their moves, which involve the use of powerful new forms of cyber weaponry that render US ships and planes defenseless. In a single day, America’s faith in its military’s strategic pre-eminence is in tatters. A new, terrifying era is at hand.So begins a disturbingly plausible work of speculative fiction, co-authored by an award-winning novelist and decorated Marine veteran and the former commander of NATO, a legendary admiral who has spent much of his career strategically outmaneuvering America’s most tenacious adversaries. Written with a powerful blend of geopolitical sophistication and human empathy, 2034 takes us inside the minds of a global cast of characters–Americans, Chinese, Iranians, Russians, Indians–as a series of arrogant miscalculations on all sides leads the world into an intensifying international storm. In the end, China and the United States will have paid a staggering cost, one that forever alters the global balance of power. Everything in 2034 is an imaginative extrapolation from present-day facts on the ground combined with the authors’ years working at the highest and most classified levels of national security. Sometimes it takes a brilliant work of fiction to illuminate the most dire of warnings: 2034 is all too close at hand, and this cautionary tale presents the reader a dark yet possible future that we must do all we can to avoid.

3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids: Create Amazing Projects with CAD Design and STEAM Ideas (Lab for Kids, 22)Paperback – Illustrated, February 25, 2020

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Create 25 amazing projects with 3D printing! With 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids, you can explore the creative potential behind this game-changing technology.Design your projects using free browser-based versions of CAD software Tinkercad and SketchUp.Follow the simple steps to create a variety of different projects.Learn about the fascinating science behind your creations.Get guidance on organizing team activities and contests.The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, math, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids. Be a part of the future with 3D Printing and Maker Lab for Kids!

A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe, 1)

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Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark goes full-length for the first time in his dazzling debut novelCairo, 1912: Though Fatma el-Sha’arawi is the youngest woman working for the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities, she’s certainly not a rookie, especially after preventing the destruction of the universe last summer.So when someone murders a secret brotherhood dedicated to one of the most famous men in history, al-Jahiz, Agent Fatma is called onto the case. Al-Jahiz transformed the world forty years ago when he opened up the veil between the magical and mundane realms, before vanishing into the unknown. This murderer claims to be al-Jahiz, returned to condemn the modern age for its social oppressions. His dangerous magical abilities instigate unrest in the streets of Cairo that threaten to spill over onto the global stage.Alongside her Ministry colleagues and a familiar person from her past, Agent Fatma must unravel the mystery behind this imposter to restore peace to the city―or face the possibility he could be exactly who he seems…Novellas by P. Djèlí ClarkThe Black God’s DrumsThe Haunting of Tram Car 015Ring ShoutThe Dead Djinn Universe contains stories set primarily in Clark’s fantasy alternate Cairo, and can be enjoyed in any order.

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Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology OrganizationsPaperback – Illustrated, March 27, 2018

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Winner of the Shingo Publication AwardAccelerate your organization to win in the marketplace.How can we apply technology to drive business value? For years, we’ve been told that the performance of software delivery teams doesn’t matter―that it can’t provide a competitive advantage to our companies. Through four years of groundbreaking research to include data collected from the State of DevOps reports conducted with Puppet, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim set out to find a way to measure software delivery performance―and what drives it―using rigorous statistical methods. This book presents both the findings and the science behind that research, making the information accessible for readers to apply in their own organizations.Readers will discover how to measure the performance of their teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.

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Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis: Automotive Technology: Vehicle Maintenance and Repair5th Edition

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Diagnostics: Test don’t guess. Learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 and 4 Vehicle Diagnostics courses from IMI, City & Guilds, and BTEC, as well as ASE, AUR, and other higher-level qualifications. Along with 25 new real-life case studies, this fifth edition of Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis includes new content on diagnostic tools and equipment: VCDS, decade boxes, scanners, pass through, sensor simulators, break out boxes, multimeter updates for HV use, and more . It explains the fundamentals of vehicle systems and components, and it examines diagnostic principles and the latest techniques employed in effective vehicle maintenance and repair. Diagnostics, or faultfinding, is an essential part of an automotive technician’s work, and as automotive systems become increasingly complex there is a greater need for good diagnostic skills. Ideal for students, included throughout the text are useful definitions, key facts, and ‘safety first’ notes. This text will also assist experienced technicians to further improve their performance and keep up with recent industry developments.

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each OtherPaperback – November 7, 2017

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A groundbreaking book by one of the most important thinkers of our time shows how technology is warping our social lives and our inner ones Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends, and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But this relentless connection leads to a deep solitude. MIT professor Sherry Turkle argues that as technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Based on hundreds of interviews and with a new introduction taking us to the present day, Alone Together describes changing, unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, and families.

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Ancient High Tech: The Astonishing Scientific Achievements of Early CivilizationsPaperback – September 8, 2020

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A detailed look into ancient advanced technology, science, and medicine–some of which has yet to be reproduced today • Explores countless examples of ancient high tech, including robotics, artificial intelligence, aircraft, solar-powered cannons, high-speed drills, illuminated underground temples, massive refrigerators, and subterranean cities • Examines evidence of advanced medicine in ancient times • Includes examples from ancient Egypt, China, Greece, Babylon, Siberia, the Americas, and India The first self-igniting match was invented in 1805 by Jean Chancel, a French chemist. Yet, in Babylon, 3,600 years before, identical sulfur matches were in common use. On the Panchavarnaswamy Temple in India, built millennia ago, there is a detailed carving of a man on a bicycle, yet the bicycle wasn’t invented in the modern world until 1817. These inventions are only two examples of technology lost in the Dark Ages. Exploring the sophisticated tech achieved by ancient civilizations hundreds and thousands of years ago, Frank Joseph examines evidence of robotics and other forms of artificial intelligence; manned flight, such as hot-air balloons and gliders; and military science, including flamethrowers, biological warfare, poison gas, and solar-powered cannons. He reveals how ancient construction engineers excavated subterranean cities, turned stone walls into glass, lifted 100-ton blocks of granite, illuminated underground temples and pyramids, and stored their food in massive refrigerators. Examples explored in the book include the first known alarm clock, invented by Plato in 4th-century-BC Greece; 600-year-old Aztec whistles that reproduce animal sounds and human voices with uncanny accuracy; Stone Age jewelry from Siberia worked by a high-speed drill; sex robots in ancient Troy, Greece, and China; ancient Egyptian aircraft; and India’s iron pillar exposed to sixteen hundred years of monsoons but still standing rust-free. The author also explores evidence of advanced medicine in ancient times, particularly in Egypt and China, from brain surgery, optometry, and prosthetics to dentistry, magnet therapy, and cancer cures.By examining the achievements of our ancient ancestors, we can not only reverse-engineer their inventions but also learn from their civilizations’ mistakes, enabling us to avoid more dark ages. Imagine how scientifically advanced humanity would be if our early achievements had escaped destruction and been allowed to develop?

Ariadne: A Novel

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A mesmerizing debut novel for fans of Madeline Miller’s Circe.Ariadne, Princess of Crete, grows up greeting the dawn from her beautiful dancing floor and listening to her nursemaid’s stories of gods and heroes. But beneath her golden palace echo the ever-present hoofbeats of her brother, the Minotaur, a monster who demands blood sacrifice. When Theseus, Prince of Athens, arrives to vanquish the beast, Ariadne sees in his green eyes not a threat but an escape. Defying the gods, betraying her family and country, and risking everything for love, Ariadne helps Theseus kill the Minotaur. But will Ariadne’s decision ensure her happy ending? And what of Phaedra, the beloved younger sister she leaves behind? Hypnotic, propulsive, and utterly transporting, Jennifer Saint’s Ariadne forges a new epic, one that puts the forgotten women of Greek mythology back at the heart of the story, as they strive for a better world.

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Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes!Paperback – Illustrated, November 13, 2018

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Ignite their passion for exploring the night sky―the astronomer’s guidebook for kids ages 7 to 13“No matter how many times you’ve orbited the Sun, Astronomy for Kids is really for kids of all ages. Dr. Betts shows you how to become an astronomer―an observer of the stars. With this book, you can know the cosmos and your place within it. Read on, walk out, and look up!”―Bill Nye, science educator, author, and CEO of The Planetary SocietyOne of the coolest things about outer space is that anyone can explore it. All you have to do is go outside and look up! Using plain sight, binoculars, or a small telescope, Astronomy for Kids shows stargazers how easy it is to explore space, just by stepping outside.With this book as their guide to the northern hemisphere, kids will learn to find and name amazing objects in the night sky. Fully illustrated with fun facts throughout, kids can point out sights to friends and family, saying things like, “that’s Jupiter,” and, “those stars are the constellation Cygnus the Swan,” and maybe even, “that group of stars doesn’t have a name but I think it looks like my dog getting belly rubs.”From the Milky Way Galaxy to Mars to the Moon’s craters and mountains―Astronomy for Kids helps young astronomers discover important parts of our solar system, with:30 sights for the naked eye (yes, 30!) objects to see without any equipment, including Orion’s Belt, the Big Dipper, Mars, and even the International Space Station.25 sights magnified with binoculars or a basic telescope to make objects in the sky easier to find and explore. Plus, buying tips and usage tricks to get the most out of astronomy equipment.Clear illustrations that show kids where to look and what they can expect to see.Like all big things, outer space is something you have to see to believe. Astronomy for Kids teaches kids that planets, shooting stars, constellations, and meteor showers are not only in books―but right above them.

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ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide: ATP Test Review for the RESNA Assistive Technology Professional Exam1 Stgst Edition

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This ATP study guide includes ATP practice test questions. Our ATP study guide contains easy-to-read essential summaries that highlight the key areas of the ATP test. Mometrix’s ATP test study guide reviews the most important components of the ATP exam.The ATP Exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass the ATP.Not only does it provide a comprehensive guide to the ATP Exam as a whole, it also provides practice test questions as well as detailed explanations of each answer.ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide includes:Presenting FindingsIntervention StrategiesImplementation of InterventionEvaluation of InterventionProfessional ConductComprehensive practice questions with detailed answer explanationsIt’s filled with the critical information you’ll need in order to do well on the test: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) expects you to have mastered before sitting for the exam.The Presenting Findings section covers:Interviewing family and reviewing recordsAssess Environmental FactorsAssess consumers’ functional abilitiesAssess consumers’ needsThe Intervention Strategies section covers:Types of interventionsAction planDesigning effective assistive technology systemsCognitive aids and computer accessThe Implementation of Intervention section covers:Individual written rehabilitation plansMobility systemsThe Evaluation of Intervention section covers:Training program goalsRepair vs. maintenance activitiesAssistive technology abandonmentAAC system delivery follow-upThe Professional Conduct section covers:EthicsRESNA standards of practiceLegislationThese sections are full of specific and detailed information that will be key to passing the ATP Exam. Concepts and principles aren’t simply named or described in passing, but are explained in detail. The guide is laid out in a logical and organized fashion so that one section naturally flows from the one preceding it. Because it’s written with an eye for both technical accuracy and accessibility, you will not have to worry about getting lost in dense academic language.Any test prep guide is only as good as its practice questions and answers, and that’s another area where our guide stands out. Our test designers have provided scores of test questions that will prepare you for what to expect on the actual ATP Exam. Each answer is explained in depth, in order to make the principles and reasoning behind it crystal clear.We’ve helped thousands of people pass standardized tests and achieve their education and career goals. We’ve done this by setting high standards for our test preparation guides, and our ATP Exam Secrets Study Guide is no exception. It’s an excellent investment in your future.ATP test prep book that provides a comprehensive review for the ATP test.ATP exam prep that will help you elevate your ATP test score.ATP study manual that will reduce your worry about the ATP exam.ATP review book that will help you avoid the pitfalls of ATP test anxiety.ATP practice test questions and much more…

Audio Tests & Measurements: How to Test Electronic Components, Audiophile & Guitar Amplifiers and Loudspeakers Using Modern and Vintage Test InstrumentsPaperback – November 17, 2019

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The only practical audio tests & measurements manual in English language!Learn how electronic test instruments work and how to use them to measure AC & DC voltage, current, power, phase shift, resistance, capacitance, inductance, gain/attenuation, distortion, and other parameters of audio equipment.The operational principles, features, capabilities and limitations of multimeters, LCR meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, spectrum analyzers, LCR bridges, power supplies, transistor & tube testers, and other types of instruments are explained in a simple and systematic way. Both modern and vintage instruments, analog and digital, are covered.The application side of this unique manual is focused on how to measure various parameters of hi-fi and guitar amplifiers, preamplifiers and crossovers, such as power consumption, gain, input sensitivity, output power, harmonic and intermodulation distortion, signal-to-noise ratio, crosstalk, input and output impedance, damping factor, frequency range and amplitude characteristic, internal AC & DC voltages and waveforms, phono stage equalization accuracy and even some speaker measurements.This one-of-a-kind, large format (A4 size) practical manual is richly and professionally illustrated with more than 130 photographs and 250 illustrations, measurement setups, circuit diagrams, graphs and tables.Understanding test & measurement methods and the functionality of test instruments is a very useful skill. This book is a treasure-trove of practical information for DIY enthusiasts, amplifier builders and anyone who wants to learn how to test audio equipment. Instruments, test methods and principles are explained in a simple and straightforward way. The emphasis is not on theory, but on hands-on, practical applications.Who will benefit from this unique book? DIY constructors and amplifier builders who want to test the audio gear they’ve built and check its performance audiophiles interested in the technical side of audio and the testing aspect of hi-fi equipment guitar players who like modifying, repairing or building their own amps and speaker boxes electricians, electrical or instrumentation technicians with interest in audio measurements electronic engineers and electrical engineering students collectors, buyers and sellers of vintage test instruments, who want to learn about their operating principles and features CONTENTS (Chapter titles): TEST INSTRUMENTS, ERRORS, LIMITATIONS & SAFETY ISSUES SIGNAL SOURCES, TRACERS, POWER SUPPLIES AND FILTERS MULTIMETERS – TYPES, OPERATING PRINCIPLES AND FUNCTIONS OSCILLOSCOPES – HOW THEY WORK & HOW TO USE THEM TESTING PASSIVE ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS (RESISTORS, CAPACITORS & INDUCTORS) TESTING AUDIO AMPLIFIERS AND PREAMPLIFIERS DISTORTION MEASUREMENTS TRANSFORMER TESTS & MEASUREMENTS LOUDSPEAKER TESTS & MEASUREMENTS TRANSISTOR TESTERS AND CURVE TRACERS TESTING VACUUM TUBES (VALVES)

Auto Body Repair Technology6th Edition

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AUTO BODY REPAIR TECHNOLOGY, Sixth Edition, features extensive new and updated material reflecting the latest automotive technology and current industry best practices. In addition to incorporating current ASE Education Foundation Collision Repair and Refinish Program Standards and Task Lists, this market-leading book provides detailed information on working with hybrid and electric vehicles, using environmentally friendly water-based paints, and other cutting-edge methods and materials. Celebrated for its clear, reader-friendly explanations and detailed, accurate information, this proven guide also includes abundant full-color photos and illustrations to make even complex concepts easier to understand and apply. Available supplements include a tech manual with shop assignments and job sheets, as well as interactive online resources ideal for today�s learners. Providing comprehensive coverage of collision repair�from initial evaluation and estimating, to structural and mechanical repairs, to repainting and refinishing�this trusted guide helps you quickly and confidently learn the skills and procedures you need to succeed as a professional automotive technician.

Automotive Technician Certification Test Preparation Manual4th Edition

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One of the most trusted test preparation guides in the industry, AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION TEST PREPARATION MANUAL, 4th Edition, will help to prepare users for the A1-A8 and L1 ASE certification exams. The guide is highly effective in covering need-to-know information to help users pass their exams. Each chapter opens with a pretest to explore the depth of preparation that is going to be required to become familiar with the information in the chapter. Next the manual describes each ASE task and the essential content related to the task. Finally, each chapter ends with ASE style exam questions which mimic the questions found on actual ASE tests. The end result: is a powerful test preparation tool, filled with updated task list theory, practice tests, and abundant, demonstrative graphics, which will arm users with the knowledge they need to master the ASE certification exams.

Automotive Technology: A Systems Approach6th Edition

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH – the leading authority on automotive theory, service, and repair – has been thoroughly updated to provide accurate, current information on the latest technology, industry trends, and state-of-the-art tools and techniques. This comprehensive text covers the full range of basic topics outlined by ASE, including engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and transaxles, suspension and steering, brakes, electricity and electronics, heating and air conditioning, and engine performance. Now updated to reflect the latest ASE Education Foundation MAST standards, as well as cutting-edge hybrid and electric engines, this trusted text is an essential resource for aspiring and active technicians who want to succeed in the dynamic, rapidly evolving field of automotive service and repair.

Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service5th Edition

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAutomotiveLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAutomotiveLab search for ISBN-10: 0134009088 / ISBN-13: 9780134009087. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133994619 / ISBN-13: 9780133994612 and ISBN-10: 0133995542/ISBN-13: 9780133995541. MyAutomotiveLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. This title is intended for courses in Automotive Principles, Service, and/or Mechanics in technical trade schools and high schools. It also serves as an additional resource to prep for ASE certification, and as a useful reference for practicing professionals. Prepare tomorrow’s automotive professionals for success Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service, Fifth Edition covers all eight areas of automotive service, showing readers how automotive systems are connected, as well as the practical skills that students must master to be successful in the industry. Topics are divided into short chapters, which makes it easier to assign, learn, and master the content. Formatted to appeal to today’s technical trade students, Halderman uses helpful tips and visuals to bring concepts to life and guide students through the procedures they’ll use on the job.   To keep your course current, all of the content is correlated to the latest NATEF tasks and ASE areas, and information on hot topics like electric and hybrid vehicles is included.   Also available with MyAutomotiveLab This title is also available with MyAutomotiveLab–an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with Automotive Technology to engage students and improve results. We’ve improved MyAutomotiveLab to better reflect the way instructors teach today. Now organized by ASE area, the new, easier-to-use design makes creating and personalizing assignments more intuitive and includes a new assignment calendar, which helps you document your students’ progress.

Battery Technology Crash Course: A Concise Introduction1st ed. 2021 Edition

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This book is a concise introductory guide to understanding the field of modern batteries, which is fast becoming an important area for applications in renewable energy storage, transportation, and consumer devices. By using simplified classroom-tested methods developed while teaching the subject to engineering students, the author explains in simple language an otherwise complex subject in terms that enable readers to gain a rapid understanding of battery basics and the fundamental scientific and engineering concepts and principles behind the technology. This powerful tutorial is a great resource for engineers from other disciplines, technicians, analysts, investors, and other busy professionals who need to quickly acquire a solid understanding of the fast emerging and disruptive battery landscape. 

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