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The Gold Hunters: A First-Hand Picture of Life in California Mini...
by J.D. Borthwick

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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<b></b><h2><b>“I do not know of another story by an actual miner that is so well written and so true to that wonderful life in the Days of Gold.” <em>Horace Kephart </em></b></h2><br /><br />The California Gold Rush is one the most interesting periods in American history and J.D. Borthwick’s classic memoir captures the prosperity and excitement of the West Coast in the early 1850s. <br /><br />Following the discovery of gold in California in 1848, Scotsman Borthwick left New York and sailed to the West Coast where he joined the gold hunters of California. <br /><br />Borthwick’s account provides a fascinating look at life in the new cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, chronicling the often lawless society which came hand in hand with the newly found wealth of the gold hunters. <br /><br />Drinking, gambling and violence played a huge part in Borthwick’s world and his memoir includes many compelling tales of personal scrapes and adventures. <br /><br /><em>The Gold Hunters</em> offers a unique look at the life in the gold camps of the nineteenth century American West — the different cultures attracted by the discovery of gold, how they related to one another and their contrasting food, clothes and entertainment. <br /><br />John David Borthwick, born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1824, was a nomadic Scottish journalist and author, he first arrived in North America in 1847 and three years later found himself in the Gold Rush of California. He eventually left America in 1856 and spent the rest of his days in Scotland and London. This edited edition of Borthwick's memoir was first published in 1917.<br /><br />
At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy
by Robert J. Bulkley

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English

Pages

641

Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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<h2><b>“PT’s met the enemy at closer quarters (and with greater frequency) than any other type of surface craft. The crews of no other vessels experienced so high a degree of personal engagement with the enemy.” — <em>Robert Bulkley </em></b></h2><br /><br /><b>Robert Bulkley’s definitive history of patrol torpedo boats in World War Two is exceptionally detailed, meticulously researched, and is a must-read for any naval enthusiast. </b><br /><br />Bulkley joined the PT division of the Navy in 1941, and immediately fell in love with the small and deadly weaponized boat. After V-J Day, 1945, the Navy continued Bulkley’s commission and asked him to write the official history of PT boats in WWII — <em>At Close Quarters: PT Boats in the United States Navy</em> is the groundbreaking result. <br /><br />In <em>At Close Quarters</em>, Bulkley uses the fastidious records kept by the US Navy to compile a book which serves as not just a record of the role of the PT boat's role in WWII but also as a lesson to future military and naval scholars. <br /><br />Best-known as the boat that future president John F. Kennedy commanded in the Pacific Theater in WWII, popular interest in PT boats has grown substantially since they first emerged as brilliant boats in naval engagements throughout the war.<br /><br />Bulkley provides a detailed account of the origins and history of PT boats, from the part they played in WWI to the improvements and developments made to their design prior to WWII. <br /><br />He analyses the role of PT boats in some of the major sea battles in the Pacific, opening with Pearl Harbor, through to their involvement in the Mediterranean, the D-Day operations in the English Channel as well as the Solomons campaign and the conquest of New Guinea. <br /><br />“The thorough and competent account herein of over-all PT boat operations in World War II, compiled by Captain Robert Bulkley, a distinguished PT boat commander, should therefore prove of wide interest. The widest use of the sea, integrated fully into our national strength, is as important to America in the age of nuclear power and space travel as in those stirring days of the birth of the Republic.” — <em>President John F Kennedy</em><br /><br />“An invaluable history of WWII PT-Boat operations worldwide.” — <em>Pacific Wrecks</em><br /><br />“This thorough and objective account of the operations of PT boats in the U.S. Navy in World War II was prepared in the year after V-J Day by an officer who served in them through most of the war in the far reaches of the Pacific. He knew and loved these small, fast craft with hornet sting. They played their part with zest in the far reaching, powerful Navy team. He gave to the research into the records, into the memories of other participants, and to the writing itself the same zest. As a result he produced a shipshape manuscript.” — <em>Rear Admiral Ernest McNeill Eller</em><br /><br /><b>Robert J. Bulkley</b>, a retired USNR captain now deceased, commanded PT boats in the southwest Pacific, mostly in New Guinea and the Philippines, from June 1942 to the war's end. This work was first published in 1962, three years before Captain Bulkley passed away<br /><br /><br />
Six Months on a Slaver: A True Narrative (1879)
by Edward Manning

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English

Pages

85

Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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"Six Months on a Slaver" is a true narrative providing a realistic descriptions of the horrors of the slave trade experience of an American seaman who ships from New London, Conn., in 1860, on a three years' cruise, in an ostensible whaler, which proves to be a slaver on its way to the African coast. <br /><br /> It is a plain, unvarnished narrative of the manner of obtaining and of conveying a cargo of Africans from the African coast to Yucatan. Several instances of inhuman treatment inflicted on the poor slaves, and the general unpleasantness of the subject, work upon the sympathies too much to make it altogether pleasant reading; but the author tells his story simply, without aiming at producing any sensation, and it appears a faithful record of the way the debasing traffic was carried on.<br /><br />Edward Manning was a sailor from New London, Connecticut, who in 1860 signed on with the "whaling" ship "Thomas Watson" only to later find it was a "slaver" ship on a voyage to transport slaves from Africa to Yucatan. Manning wrote of his experiences aboard the slaver in his 1879 book "Six Months on a Slaver: A True Narrative."<br /><br />Contents<br />PART I. THE VOYAGE OUT.<br />I. OUR DEPARTURE.<br />II: WHALER OR SLAVER?<br />III. THE ENGLISH MANOFWAR.<br />IV. THE PALM-OIL MERCHANT.<br />V. THE SCHOONER AND THE SIGNAL.<br />Vl. RECEIVING THE CARGO.<br />PART II. THE RETURN VOYAGE<br />I. THE FIRST NIGHT.<br />II. THE KROOMEN.<br />III. SANITARY AND OTHER ARRANGEMENTS.<br />IV. THE DEATH OF STEVE.<br />V. DRUNKENNESS OF THE CAPTAIN, AND OTHER INGIDENTS.<br />VI. PUNISHMENT FOR STEALING WATER.<br />VII. DISRATING THE MATE AND ERASING THE SHIP'S NAME.<br />VIII. THE LAST WEEK OF THE VOYAGE.<br />IX. DISCHARGING THE CARGO.<br /><br /><br />
A Firm Resolve: A history of SAA accidents and incident 1934 to 1...
by Mark Young

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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A Firm Resolve is the result of more than 15 years of investigation into the circumstances surrounding the 22 major aircraft accidents that befell South African Airways in the period between its founding and the loss of the B747-244 "Helderberg" in 1987.<br />The book recounts the final moments of each aircraft with moment-by-moment summaries of the crashes together with the steps followed by investigators' to determine the cause of each accident.<br />The easy reading narrative style uses facts drawn from the actual accident investigator's notes, official reports and interviews with personnel who were involved with the actual investigations and makes a normally distant and confusing discipline easily approachable for the lay person.<br />After reading this work by award-winning investigative journalist Mark D Young, the reader will appreciate that aviation safety is a developing and dynamic science which stands on the shoulders of all the work undertaken by previous investigations such as those detailed here.<br />Of particular interest considering recent deep-ocean airliner losses, is the extensive detailing of the search and rescue operation in regard to flight SA295 which is still, to date of publication, the deepest underwater airliner debris recovery operation of all time.<br />Interestingly enough, a recommendation by the investigators in regard to the location systems on data recorders has lain forgotten. Had it been actioned, mysteries such as the loss of MH370 may have been easier to resolve..<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
Training Circular TC 3-04.5 Instrument Flight for Army Aviators A...
by United States Government ...

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Training Circular TC 3-04.5 Instrument Flight for Army Aviators April 2017<br />TC 3-04.5 presents fundamentals, procedures, and techniques for instrument flying that are essential to the effective conduct of military operations and creates the ability to enable commanders to make risk decisions in less than optimal weather while preserving combat power. This publication is written for Army Aircrews to develop a fundamental understanding of knowledge and skills necessary to operate in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC). TC 3-04.5 is an excellent reference for Army aircrews; however, it cannot be expected that this training circular is all inclusive or a full comprehension of the information will be obtained by simply reading the text. <br />TC 3-04.5 facilitates adherence to Army regulation (AR) 95-1 by providing guidance and procedures for standard Army instrument flying. Aircraft flight instrumentation and mission objectives are varied, making instruction general for equipment and detailed for accomplishment of maneuvers. Guidance found in this manual is both technique and procedure oriented. Aircraft operator manuals provide the detailed instructions required for particular aircraft instrumentation or characteristics. When used with related flight directives and publications, this publication provides adequate guidance for instrument flight under most circumstances but is not a substitute for sound judgment; circumstances may require modification of prescribed procedures. Aircrew members charged with the safe operation of United States Army, Army National Guard (ARNG), or United States Army Reserve (USAR) aircraft must be knowledgeable of the guidance contained herein. This manual applies to all military, civilian, and/or contractor personnel who operate Army aircraft, and is designed as a technical reference for Army aviators who operate under instrument flight rules (IFR) in the National Airspace System (NAS) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). <br />The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aeronautical Information Manual (AIM) and Instrument Flying Handbook (IFH) are not regulatory; however, both provide information that reflects examples of operating techniques and procedures required in other regulations. Furthermore, the AIM and IFH contain some techniques and procedures not consistent with Army mission requirements, regulatory guidance, waivers, exemptions, and accepted techniques and procedures. These publications, however, are the accepted standard for civil aviation and reflect general techniques and procedures used by other pilots. Much of the information contained in this manual is reproduced from the AIM and IFH and adapted for Army use. If a subject is not covered in this manual or another Army regulation, personnel will follow guidance in the AIM and the IFH unless mission requirements dictate otherwise.
Crímenes de Alta Tecnología: La Interfaz Tactil, La Robot, El V...
by Oswaldo Enrique Faverón ...

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Spanish

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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Los verdaderos hackers son altamente calificados, y por eso son difíciles de ubicar. No son pocos los hackers que actúan como tales por un tiempo y luego terminan trabajando para alguna agencia gubernamental, una gran transnacional, dando consultoría o creando su propio software para ofrecerlo al mercado.<br />Los robos informáticos cada vez alcanzan más resonancia y están muy lejos de ser controlados. Cada vez más jóvenes y sofisticados hackeres aparecen asombrándonos por sus habilidades; los casos de verdaderos niños infiltrando complejos sistemas se nos presentan en todas partes del mundo, no se sabe en qué número estos existen estos existen, puesto que podemos suponer que los mejores nunca han sido atrapados; padres que no entienden de computación, no pueden imaginar el alcance de lo que puede estar pasando en el cuarto de su hijo. <br />Un experto en seguridad dijo: «El único sistema verdaderamente protegido es aquél que está apagado, encerrado en un bloque de hormigón y sellado en una habitación forrada de plomo con guardias armados; y aun así tengo mis dudas». Cualquier dispositivo, máquina o computadora que esté conectado es susceptible de ser infiltrado. No en vano los terroristas más buscados salen del juego, no necesariamente por ser atrapados, sino por el hecho de que sí una persona es específicamente buscado y se conecta a algo, es solo cuestión de tiempo el ser ubicado.<br />El destino de los hackers es extremista, muchos podrían terminar cumpliendo largos años en prisión, pero muchos más son los que van a encontrar al final una enorme suma de dinero, trabajos de alto nivel en la vida formal y reconocimiento al punto de convertirse en verdaderas leyendas.<br />Los límites de lo que puede hacer un hacker atemoriza: se ha demostrado que rifles de francotirador, que integran en sus equipos un pequeño ordenador como sistema de apunte automático para no fallar nunca el disparo, pueden ser hackeados de forma remota, bien para ser desactivados o para elegir un nuevo blanco. Y esto no es lo único sobre lo que se puede tomar control remoto. <br />Usando redes de telefonía celular, se puede localizar vehículos y tomar el control de ellos. Esto permite cortar la transmisión y los frenos de un vehículo, además, los hackers pueden tomar control total del vehículo, a través del volante, cuando este se encuentra avanzando de reversa.<br />No estará lejos el día en que alguien elija un auto, lo controle a control remoto, lo envié a una dirección X y desde allí active un rifle de alta tecnología para efectuar un tiro certero. Es bastante probable que este crimen quede impune. Una realidad apabulla al mundo: los hackers no solo van a la par que la tecnología, que los gobiernos y empresas privadas poseen, en muchos casos ellos son la tecnología de punta, y por eso están en condiciones de abrir cualquier «candado virtual» y luego usar cualquier dispositivo como a ellos les acomode mejor.<br />Es posible hackear un artefacto doméstico y convertirlo en la entrada para un ataque informático que se extienda a otros aparatos. Entre otras cosas, se podría por ejemplo, aprender sobre la rutina y estilo de la gente, llegando a activar cámaras de para espiar a sus propios dueños. Solo es cuestión de tiempo para que los hackers encuentren la forma de llevarlo a cabo. <br />Las posibilidades son múltiples y escalofriantes, los hackeres podrían apuntar sus conocimientos a las redes eléctricas, centrales nucleares y súper ordenadores. <br />Muchos nuevos hackers ya no son aficionados, que quieren prestigio y que la información sea libre; ahora lo que hacen son ataques sofisticados que lo que menos buscan es llamar la atención.<br />Lo que buscan los hackers es el control total o el enriquecerse. El robo se ha vuelto planificado, sofisticado, selectivo, silencioso y económicamente más dañino. El gran objetivo son las cuentas bancarias y el mundo virtual ofrece lo que será el mercado financiero del futuro, el lavado de dinero a su alcance. <br /><br />
GOD: Truly, who are you? Author:Sheila Shulla Ber.: My scientifi...
by , Sheila Ber

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English

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32

Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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TRULY, WHO ARE YOU GOD?<br />How can an invisible force be so powerful?<br /><br />God is the universe ultimate electrically charged particle and/or particles. <br /><br />God may also be the sum of all cosmic forces, and...... cont'.<br /><br />Prayers - their power and scientific meaning. How do prayers get answered? Do they get answered?<br /><br />Mental telepathy - The silent universal communication. What is the scientific explanation for this phenomenon?<br />
Concepts in Physical Mettalurgy (IOP Concise Physics)
by Lavakumar Avala

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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The progress of civilization can be, in part, attributed to their ability to employ metallurgy. This book is an introduction to multiple facets of physical metallurgy, materials science, and engineering. As all metals are crystalline in structure, if focuses attention on these structures and how the formation of these crystals are responsible for certain aspects of the material's chemical and physical behaviour. Concepts in Physical Metallurgy also discusses the mechanical properties of metals, the theory of alloys, and physical metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys.
Dosimetry in Bioelectromagnetics
by CRC Press

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English

Pages

444

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<P>Dosimetry refers to the calculation and assessment of the radiation dose received by the human body. The proposed book will place emphasis on the existence of physical and biophysical dosimetry. It will be discussed for the proper description and evaluation of the signal at the power generation system. It will cover in detail 10 different parameters of EMF (electromagnetism) exposure such as amplitude, frequency, vector, time of exposure, orientation, etc. In most published papers, these parameters are not well defined.</P>
Fiber Optics: Principles and Advanced Practices, Second Edition
by Abdul Al-Azzawi

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English

Pages

478

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<P>This book provides a step-by-step discussion through each topic of fiber optics. Each chapter explores theoretical concepts of principles and then applies them by using experimental cases with numerous illustrations. The book works systematically through fiber optic cables, advanced fiber optic cables, light attenuation in optical components, fiber optic cable types and installations, fiber optic connectors, passive fiber optic devices, wavelength division multiplexing, optical amplifiers, optical receivers, opto-mechanical switches, and optical fiber communications. It includes important chapters in fiber optic lighting, fiber optics testing, and laboratory safety.</P>

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