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The Deep Range

By Arthur C. Clarke
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  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Isbn : 0795325096
  • Pages : 175
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 725
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A man discovers the planet’s destiny in the ocean’s depths in this near-future novel by one of the twentieth century’s greatest science fiction authors. In the very near future, humanity has fully harnessed the sea’s immense potential, employing advanced sonar technology to control and harvest untold resources for human consumption. It is a world where gigantic whale herds are tended by submariners and vast plankton farms stave off the threat of hunger. Former space engineer Walter Franklin has been assigned to a submarine patrol. Initially indifferent to his new station, if not bored by his daily routines, Walter soon becomes fascinated by the sea’s mysteries. The more his explorations deepen, the more he comes to understand man’s true place in nature—and the unique role he will soon play in humanity’s future. A lasting testament to Arthur C. Clarke’s prescient and powerful imagination, The Deep Range is a classic work of science fiction that remains deeply relevant to our times.

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  • File Pdf: marine-electronic-navigation.pdf

Book Summary:

"This 600 page textbook must be a good candidate for being the authoritative reference on its subject....This book reveals all through a good, clear text amply illustrated... The authors and publisher are to be congratulated on an excellent production."--The Naval Review Well organized, clear and easy to read. The second edition has been enlarged with various items devoted to new electronic equipment now encountered by mariners, especially those concerned with navigational and radiocommunication equipment."--International Hydrographic Bulletin "A major and standard text, now much enlarged and revised with sections on radar, communications, the gyro compass and all navigation systems encountered in merchant ships. Full and expert treatment of all aspects of electronic navigation and communication systems making it one of the leading references on its subjects."--Lloyds List

Cumulative Paperback Index, 1939-1959

By R. Reginald
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Isbn : 0893700223
  • Pages : 362
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 384
  • File Pdf: cumulative-paperback-index-1939-1959.pdf

Book Summary:

This was the first bibliography and guide to the American mass market paperback book, and it remains one of the most definitive. The major index is by author, and lists: author, title, publisher, book number, year of publication, and cover price. The title index lists titles and authors only. The publisher index provides a history of that imprint, with addresses, number ranges, and general physical description of the books issued. This is the place that all study of the American paperback must begin.

Electronic Navigation Systems

By Laurie Tetley,David Calcutt
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136407251
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 728
  • File Pdf: electronic-navigation-systems.pdf

Book Summary:

Maritime navigation has rapidly developed since the publication of the last edition of the title with methods of global position fixing for shipping becoming standardized. As in the previous two editions, this edition will provide a sound basis for the understanding of modern navigation systems and brings the student or professional up-to-date with the latest developments in technology and the growing standardization of maritime navigation techniques. Developed with close scrutiny from the US Merchant Marine Academy and the major maritime navigation centres in the UK, out-dated techniques have been replaced by an expanded section on the now standard Navstar GPS systems and the Integrated Nav. In addition, a new chapter on the application of electronic charts will also be included, as well as problems at the end of each chapter with worked solutions.

Arthur C. Clarke

By Gary Westfahl
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Isbn : 0252050630
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 567
  • File Pdf: arthur-c-clarke.pdf

Book Summary:

Already renowned for his science fiction and scientific nonfiction, Arthur C. Clarke became the world's most famous science fiction writer after the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He then produced novels like Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountains of Paradise that many regard as his finest works. Gary Westfahl closely examines Clarke's remarkable career, ranging from his forgotten juvenilia to the passages he completed for a final novel, The Last Theorem. As Westfahl explains, Clarke's science fiction offered original perspectives on subjects like new inventions, space travel, humanity's destiny, alien encounters, the undersea world, and religion. While not inclined to mysticism, Clarke necessarily employed mystical language to describe the fantastic achievements of advanced aliens and future humans. Westfahl also contradicts the common perception that Clarke's characters were bland and underdeveloped, arguing that these reticent, solitary individuals, who avoid conventional relationships, represent his most significant prediction of the future, as they embody the increasingly common lifestyle of people in the twenty-first century.

Beautiful Mates

By Ben P. Walls
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Universal-Publishers
  • Isbn : 1581120095
  • Pages : 118
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 467
  • File Pdf: beautiful-mates.pdf

Book Summary:

A synopsis of eminent computer chess programs reveal that they are designed around a 'brute force' approach. An argument is made that by continuing the 'brute force' search approach, computer chess development is moving away from human evaluation methods. Research is done into studies of evaluation methods, and a discovery is made that humans use a form of intuition, called their 'sense of beauty', to choose the best chess move. A paper by Margulies is cited which formulates principles of beauty which apply to chess. Three versions of a chess program are developed, using no heuristics, standard chess heuristics, and beauty heuristics formulated from Margulies principles. The performance of the three versions of the program are compared using chess puzzles, and rated for how quickly they find the solution, and how few nodes they evaluate. Graphs are produced from the results of these tests, showing that beauty heuristics are, on average, 15% faster at finding the solution, and evaluate 10% fewer nodes. An improvement is implemented in all versions of the program which biases the search towards better moves, resulting in the beauty heuristics success rising to an average of 25% faster to the solution, and evaluating 33% fewer nodes, than the other heuristics. It is concluded that the beauty heuristics are closer to the way that humans evaluate chess positions.

Hydrotreatment and Hydrocracking of Oil Fractions

By B. Delmon,P. Grange,G.F. Froment
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 9780080534268
  • Pages : 445
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 647
  • File Pdf: hydrotreatment-and-hydrocracking-of-oil-fractions.pdf

Book Summary:

The 2nd International Symposium on Hydrotreatment and Hydrocracking of Oil Fractions, which is also the 7th in the series of European Workshops on Hydrotreatment, took place in Antwerpen, Belgium from November 14 to 17. The Symposium emphasized how oil refining faces increasingly severe environmental regulations. These and the increasing application of heavier crudes containing more S-, N- and metal components call for more efficient hydrotreatment and hydrocracking processes. It is clear from the keynote lectures, the oral contributions and the posters of this meeting that adapting the operating conditions will not suffice. Adequate catalysts need to be developed, with different composition and structure. Surface science techniques and molecular modeling are now well established tools for such a development. They should be of help in widely different aspects, like the role of precursors in the preparation or the modifications undergone by the catalyst under reaction conditions. The improvement of hydrotreatment and hydrocracking also needs accurate modeling of the chemical reactor. This requires more representative hydrodynamics and kinetic models whose validity extends to the very low S- and N-contents. These areas should be vigorously developed.

OCEANOGRAPHY– Volume II

By Chen-Tung Arthur Chen,Jacques C. J. Nihoul
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Isbn : 1905839634
  • Pages : 360
  • Category :
  • Reads : 458
  • File Pdf: oceanography-volume-ii.pdf

Book Summary:

Oceanography is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. These volumes deal with the oceans as an integrated dynamic system, characterized by a delicate, complex system of interactions among the biota, the ocean boundaries with the solid earth and the atmosphere. This set of volumes is designed to be a very authoritative reference for state-of-the-art knowledge on the various aspects such as: Physical Oceanography, Chemistry of the oceans, Biological Oceanography, Geological oceanography, Coral Reefs as a Life Supporting System, Human Uses of the Oceans, Ocean Engineering, and Modeling the Ocean System from a Sustainable Development perspective. These volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Advanced Design and Manufacture II

By Dai Zhong Su,Qingbin Zhang,Shi Fan Zhu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Isbn : 3038133671
  • Pages : 900
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 801
  • File Pdf: advanced-design-and-manufacture-ii.pdf

Book Summary:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This volume comprises a prestigious collection of refereed papers on Advanced Design and Manufacture. In the face of the current global financial crisis, it is extremely important to identify new technological needs and priorities in the fields of design and manufacture. The major topics tackled are: Engineering/product/industrial design, - Manufacture and production, - Engineering materials, - CAD/CAM/CAE, - Robotics, automation and control, - Sustainable technology, environment-friendly design and manufacture, - Web/Internet technologies, artificial intelligence and smart computing in design and manufacture, - Enterprise, management and supply chains.

Cultivating Sustainability in Language and Literature Pedagogy

By Roman Bartosch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000369765
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 459
  • File Pdf: cultivating-sustainability-in-language-and-literature-pedagogy.pdf

Book Summary:

This book introduces the notion of "educational ecology" as a necessary and promising pedagogic principle for the teaching of Anglophone literatures and cultures in a time of climate change. Drawing on scholarship in the environmental humanities and practice-oriented research in education and literature pedagogy, chapters address the challenges of climate change and the demand for sustainability and environmental pedagogy from the specific perspective of literary and cultural studies and education, arguing that these perspectives constitute a crucial element of the transdisciplinary effort of "cultivating sustainability." The notion of an "educational ecology" takes full advantage of the necessarily dialogic and co-constitutive nature of sustainability-related pedagogical philosophy and practice while it retains the subject-specific focus of research and education in the humanities, centring on and excelling in critical thinking, perspective diversity, language and discourse awareness, and the literary and cultural constructions of meaning. This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of language, literature and culture pedagogy, as well as transdisciplinary researchers in the environmental humanities.

The Politics of Water in Post-War Britain

By Glen O'Hara
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137446404
  • Pages : 313
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 481
  • File Pdf: the-politics-of-water-in-post-war-britain.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the first book to cover the British people’s late twentieth century engagement with water in all its domestic, national and international forms, and from bathing and household chores to controversies about maritime pollution. The British Isles, a relatively wet and rainy archipelago, cannot in any way be said to be short of liquid resources. Even so, it was the site of highly contentious and revealing political controversies over the meaning and use of water after the Second World War. A series of such issues divided political parties, pressure groups, government and voters, and form the subject matter of this book: problems as diverse as flood defence to river and beach cleanliness, from the teaching of swimming to the installation of hot and cold running water in the home, from international controls over maritime pollution, and from the different housework duties of men and women to the British state’s proposals to fluoridise the drinking water supply.