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Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company and a Freight B...
by Gus Bowen

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English

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171

Publication Date

September 08, 2018

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<h2>If you are thinking about starting a trucking company or a freight broker business, then keep reading...</h2><br /><b>2 comprehensive manuscripts in 1 book</b><br /><ul><li>Trucking Company: How to Start a Trucking Company, Be Your Own Boss, and Make Good Profits</li><li>Freight Broker Business Startup: The Ultimate Guide to Starting and Running a Trucking Freight Brokerage Business</li></ul><b>Part 1 of this book includes:</b><br /><ul><li>A simple guide on how to start your own trucking company from A-Z</li><li>How to handle permits, regulations and other requirements with ease</li><li>Proven strategies for getting clients</li><li>How to scale your business</li><li>8 effective tips for attracting the best drivers</li><li>Secret tips to increase the profit of your trucking business</li><li>And much, much more</li></ul><b>Part 2 of this book includes:</b><br /><ul><li>A simple guide on how to start your own freight broker business from A-Z</li><li>The Role and Responsibilities of a Freight Broker</li><li>Licensing and Business Registration</li><li>Mistakes to Avoid</li><li>Secret Tips and Advice for Your Freight Broker Firm</li><li>Marketing and Finding Clients</li><li>Tips for Becoming a Successful Freight Broker</li><li>A Bonus Chapter on Using Social Media to Grow Your Freight Broking Business</li><li>And much, much more</li></ul><b>So if you want to start your own trucking company or freight broker business, click "buy now"!</b>
Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Ener...
by , Dimi Avram MSE

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English

Pages

157

Publication Date

April 12, 2019

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The book <b>'Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills’ </b> introduces you to the world of solar electric panels and systems. <br /><br /><br />It reveals you the reasons why photovoltaic solar panels are continuing to gain worldwide popularity and are becoming more important as a source of renewable energy.<br /><br /><br />You can see the question “To go or not to go solar?” discussed in its practical aspects.<br /><br />Furthermore you are advised what kind of solar electric system you need and how to evaluate whether your home is ‘solar-ready’ or not<br /><br /><br />You are also introduced to the basics of photovoltaics and to the main types of solar electric systems and their components.<br /><br /><br />The book is intended to provide basic information to everyone who makes first steps in the world of photovoltaics and needs the matter explained in an easy-to-understand and straightforward way.<br /><br /><br />The book is targeted to those who want to build solar power system for their home, cabin, RV, camper, boat or business.<br /><br />The book exposes:<br /><br /><ul><br /><br /><li>Photovoltaics in the world of renewable energy</li><br /><br /><li><b>Advantages of photovoltaics in a summary</b></li><br /><br /><li>Why are photovoltaics continuing to gain worldwide popularity?</li><br /><br /><li><b>Why is the cost of photovoltaics decreasing?</b></li> <br /><br /><li>Drawbacks of photovoltaics</li><br /><br /><li><b>What are the main applications of solar electric systems?</b></li><br /><br /><li>To go or not to go solar – that is the question!</li><br /><br /><li><b>Some issues to consider before going solar</b> </li><br /><br /><li>Why would you need a solar electric system?</li><br /><br /><li><b>Don’t go solar before reading this!</b></li> <br /><br /><li>What kind of solar electric system do you need?</li><br /><br /><li><b>How big solar electric system do you need?</b></li> <br /><br /><li>How to finance the cost of your solar electric system?</li> <br /><br /><li><b>Financial incentives</b></li><br /><br /><li>Is your building solar-ready?</li><br /><br /><li><b>How to assess your location for solar resource?</b></li> <br /><br /><li>Why the condition of your roof does matter</li><br /><br /><li><b>Free solar panels</b> </li><br /><br /><li>Solar power for business owners</li><br /><br /><li><b>Energy efficiency above all</b> </li><br /><br /><li>How to improve the energy efficiency of your building</li><br /><br /><li><b>The basics of solar power</b></li> <br /><br /><li>Solar electric systems</li><br /><br /><li><b>Grid-connected solar electric systems</b></li><br /><br /><li>Stand-alone (off-grid) solar electric systems</li><br /><br /><li><b>Advantages and drawbacks of stand-alone systems</b> </li><br /><br /><li>Why are off-grid systems attractive?</li><br /><br /><li><b>Main applications of stand-alone solar electric systems</b></li> <br /><br /><li>Selecting your solar vendor</li><br /><br /><li><b>What to be careful about</b> </li><br /></ul><b><i>Grab the book and get started saving money on electricity and becoming energy independent now! </i></b>
Titanic: The Story Of The Unsinkable Ship
by Hourly History

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English

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51

Publication Date

April 03, 2016

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<h1>★ Titanic ★</h1><br />It has been more than one hundred years since the RMS Titanic sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic ocean. The disaster has captivated history buffs and non-history buffs alike, and it is easy to see why. Some of the most illustrious people of the day were on board: some survived, and some did not. Legends abound about whether the ship’s maiden voyage was cursed. And then there is the ship itself: arguably the most luxurious vessel to ever travel oversea. <br /><br /><h2>Inside you will read about...</h2><br />✓ Conceiving of and Building the Titanic<br />✓ The Ship of Dreams<br />✓ Setting Sail<br />✓ The Passengers<br />✓ The Iceberg and the Sinking<br />✓ The Aftermath<br />✓ The Titanic Remembered and Re-Discovered<br /><br />The disaster holds secrets and stories of love and bravery, cowardice and greed. Explore these and other themes that surround the sinking of the grand ship, Titanic.
Elements of Robotics
by , Francesco Mondada

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English

Pages

324

Publication Date

October 25, 2017

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<p>This open access book bridges the gap between playing with robots in school and studying robotics at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels to prepare for careers in industry and research. Robotic algorithms are presented formally, but using only mathematics known by high-school and first-year college students, such as calculus, matrices and probability. Concepts and algorithms are explained through detailed diagrams and calculations.<br /></p><p><i>Elements of Robotics</i> presents an overview of different types of robots and the components used to build robots, but focuses on robotic algorithms: simple algorithms like odometry and feedback control, as well as algorithms for advanced topics like localization, mapping, image processing, machine learning and swarm robotics. These algorithms are demonstrated in simplified contexts that enable detailed computations to be performed and feasible activities to be posed. Students who study these simplified demonstrations will be well prepared for advanced study of robotics.</p><p>The algorithms are presented at a relatively abstract level, not tied to any specific robot. Instead a generic robot is defined that uses elements common to most educational robots: differential drive with two motors, proximity sensors and some method of displaying output to the user.</p>The theory is supplemented with over 100 <i>activities</i>, most of which can be successfully implemented using inexpensive educational robots. Activities that require more computation can be programmed on a computer. Archives are available with suggested implementations for the Thymio robot and standalone programs in Python.
Solar Energy: The Physics and Engineering of Photovoltaic Convers...
by , Miro Zeman

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English

Pages

488

Publication Date

April 01, 2016

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This comprehensive textbook takes you through everything you need to know about solar energy from the physics of photovoltaic (PV) cells through to the design of PV systems for real-life applications. Solar Energy is an invaluable reference for researchers, industrial engineers and designers working in solar energy generation. The book is also ideal for university and third-level physics or engineering courses on solar photovoltaics, with exercises to check students' understanding and reinforce learning. It is the perfect companion to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Solar Energy (DelftX, ET.3034TU) presented by co-author Arno Smets. The course is available in English on the nonprofit open source edX.org platform, and in Arabic on edraak.org. Over 100,000 students have already registered for these MOOCs.
Lean Manufacturing Transformation: Overview of how to go about it
by Rolf Thorsten

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English

Pages

10

Publication Date

July 14, 2019

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A transformation is described as radical change in the processes, people or physical environment within our organization. (It is also known as Kaikaku when using Lean terms.) To enable change, a reason for change is necessary. A burning platform is helpful to create a sense of urgency within the organization. <br />Standardization is a foundation of Lean. Creating standards as baselines for improvements and handling of deviations. Through standardization and continuous improvement process stability is achieved. This is also the foundation of Manufacturing Transformation and the project can have a different focus depending on the current state. <br />
Error-Correction Coding and Decoding: Bounds, Codes, Decoders, An...
by , Mubarak Jibril

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English

Pages

522

Publication Date

February 21, 2017

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<p>This book discusses both the theory and practical applications of self-correcting data, commonly known as error-correcting codes. The applications included demonstrate the importance of these codes in a wide range of everyday technologies, from smartphones to secure communications and transactions. Written in a readily understandable style, the book presents the authors’ twenty-five years of research organized into five parts:</p><p>Part I is concerned with the theoretical performance attainable by using error correcting codes to achieve communications efficiency in digital communications systems.</p><p>Part II explores the construction of error-correcting codes and explains the different families of codes and how they are designed. Techniques are described for producing the very best codes.</p><p>Part III addresses the analysis of low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes, primarily to calculate their stopping sets and low-weight codeword spectrum which determines the performance of th</p>ese codes.<p></p><p>Part IV deals with decoders designed to realize optimum performance.</p><p>Part V describes applications which include combined error correction and detection, public key cryptography using Goppa codes, correcting errors in passwords and watermarking.</p><p>This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in error-correcting codes and their applications, ranging from non-experts to professionals at the forefront of research in their field.</p><p>This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.<br /></p><p></p><p></p>
Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex - Illustrated - NARRATIVE OF THE MO...
by , Ken Rossignol

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

December 01, 2015

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In one of the most spellbinding accounts of men who go down to the sea in ships, the modern reader is given a seat in the whale boat of Owen Chase as he and his fellow crew and their Captain make way in three boats after the wreckage of the Whaleship Essex. <br />The account of how the Essex was wrecked inspired the infamous book Moby Dick and countless movies, including the newest, In the Heart of the Sea.<br />The perils of sea, storms, nefarious intent of evil men and fate combined to bring an end to a long whaling voyage – typically hard and grueling enough without suffering an attack by a furious and vengeful sperm whale. <br />The story, told in a first-person narrative by Owen Chase, the first mate of the Essex, was first published in 1821 and served to inspire Herman Melville to write his fictional book of the attack by the whale. <br />The perseverance and determination of the crew, mate, and captain to use each and every tool and morsel available to them in salvage from the wrecked Essex to outfit their flimsy whaleboats for a voyage of more than 2,500 miles back to the South American coast is remarkable in many ways. <br />Every ounce of energy and civility rapidly evaporated after two months at sea. The story not told by Melville may be the best part though the attack by the whale is still impressive if one imagines being on the small ship as the leviathan repeatedly bashes in the hull. <br />In addition to the stirring account by Owen Chase are parts of the account by cabin boy Thomas Nickerson.<br /> Nickerson returned to the seas on whale ships following the Essex shipwreck, one of just a few known to have been sunk by a whale. After he retired to running a boarding house in Nantucket was when Nickerson finally wrote his account of the Essex and the plight of the crew. Nickerson only put pen to paper when challenged by a visiting author. <br />When the writer, Leon Lewis, escaping from his creditors, became acquainted with Nickerson, he encouraged him to write down his tale of the incredible Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex. Nickerson did so and entrusted the manuscript to the erstwhile writer who promised to get it published and then fled to England. <br />Over one hundred years later the Nickerson account The Loss of the Ship "Essex" Sunk by a Whale and the Ordeal of the Crew in Open Boats; was discovered in an old trunk and authenticated by the Nantucket Historical Association and published in 1984, a century after Nickerson wrote it. <br />Nickerson’s story told of the incredible attack on the Essex while two of the whaleboats were in the hunt to harpoon their prey. The first attack crashed the vessel and rocked it hard. Then, Nickerson wrote that the monster whale turned and rammed the Essex again, causing it to heave, break apart and sink. <br />The crew began their search for land and eventually found a small island that was rather poor in resources. The sailors, with the exception of three men who decided to stay on the island, left in search of a better island, the mainland or perhaps a ship. <br />Chase described how during the 90-day journey to the coast of Chile, the men were forced to eat one of their fellow sailors who had died. Nickerson was less than specific about the act of cannibalism and was on the same whaling boat with Chase. The other boat commanded by Capt. Pollard had, but four men left alive and too weak to continue. Finally, they decided to draw lots to determine who would have to be shot so that the others could live. The young cousin of the captain was the loser in that drawing and was killed. Only eight of the crew of twenty survived.<br />It was later revealed that the three men who stayed behind on the island were rescued, and two of the boats made it to Chile. The tale that they told, mainly through Chase’s account, laid the basis for one of the greatest sea stories ever in print or the movies – Moby Dick. <br />This account by Chase includes actual news coverage of whale attacks and cannibals.
Sustainable Development Goals Connectivity Dilemma (Open Access):...
by CRC Press

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English

Pages

376

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<P><STRONG>The Open Access version of this book, available at </STRONG><STRONG>https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429290626</STRONG><STRONG>, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.</STRONG></P><br /><P>Large-scale migration from rural to urban areas, and between countries, affects sustainable development at local, national, and regional levels. To strengthen urban and rural resilience to global challenges, <B><I>Sustainable Development Goals Connectivity Dilemma: Land and Geospatial Information for Urban and Rural Resilience</B></I>, brings together leading international geospatial experts to analyze the role of land and geospatial data infrastructures and services for achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda have been longstanding aspirations worldwide, the complexity and connectivity between social, economic, environmental, and governance challenges are changing with large-scale urbanization and population growth. Structured in 5 parts, the themes and objectives of the book are in line with the critical challenges, gaps, and opportunities raised at all UN-GGIM events and UN-GGIM Academic Network forums. Through the different perspectives of scholars, industry actors, and policy-makers, this book provides interdisciplinary analysis and multisectoral expertise on the interconnection between the SDGs, geospatial information, and urban and rural resilience. </P><br /><P></P><B><I><br /><P>Sustainable Development Goals Connectivity Dilemma: Land and Geospatial Information for Urban and Rural Resilience</B></I> is an essential reference for researchers, industry professionals, and postgraduate students in fields such as geomatics, land administration, urban planning, GIS, and sustainable development. It will also prove a vital resource for environmental protection specialists, government practitioners, UN-GGIM delegates, and geospatial and land administration agencies.</P><br /><P><STRONG>Features:</STRONG></P><br /><UL><br /><P><br /><LI>Introduces a holistic and new approach to sustainable development </LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Brings together social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainability</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Highlights the significance and the role of geospatial information in sustainable development</LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Examines urban and rural interdependencies in the context of strengthening resilience </LI><br /><P></P><br /><P><br /><LI>Written by experts with diverse academic and professional backgrounds who examine connectivity and develop strategic pathways</LI><br /><P></P></UL>
Mulholland & The St. Francis Dam Failure: Anatomy of Catastrophe ...
by Bob Mayer

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English

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35

Publication Date

December 17, 2014

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Quote: During the Los Angeles Coroner's Inquest, William Mulholland said, "this inquest is a very painful for me to have to attend but it is the occasion of that is painful. The only ones I envy about this whole thing are the ones who are dead." In later testimony, after responding to a question, he added, "Whether it is good or bad, don't blame anyone else, you just fasten it on me. If there was an error in human judgment, I was the human, I won't try to fasten it on anyone else." William Mulholland, chief engineer, Water Department Los Angeles <br /><br />Every man-made disaster and catastrophe has at least six Cascade Events leading up to the final event, the catastrophe according to the Rule of Seven.<br /><br />This is a quick read of the Cascade Events of the second greatest loss of life in the history of California: The St. Francis Dam.<br /><br />Bob examines the Rule of Seven, and how human error plays a role in many catastrophes. Nothing happens in isolation or as a result of a single event. Thus, by learning from history, we can gain insight into preventing a similar catastrophe in the future. William Mulholland, a self-taught engineer, brought water to Los Angeles, but he also brought a catastrophe in the form of the St. Francis dam which failed, killing hundreds. From the very land the dam was placed on, to its design, to the failure of Mulholland on the very day the dam would collapse when called by the worried dam-keeper, to see the pending catastrophe.<br /><br />This is one of many catastrophes that Bob Mayer, former Green Beret, West Point Graduate and NY Times Bestselling Author, examines in his series of shorts: The Anatomy of a Catastrophe.

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