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1 New York Times bestseller Two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly Wilbur and Orville Wright On a winter day in 1903 in the Outer Banks of North Carolina two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened the age of flight had begun with the first heavier-than-air powered machine carrying a pilot Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did David McCullough two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize tells the surprising profoundly American story of Wilbur and Orville Wright Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success they were men of exceptional courage and determination and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity much of which they attributed to their upbringing The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing but there were books aplenty supplied mainly by their preacher father and they never stopped reading When they worked together no problem seemed to be insurmountable Wilbur was unquestionably a genius Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as... few had ever seen That they had no more than a public high school education little money and no contacts in high places never stopped them in their mission to take to the air Nothing did not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances they risked being killed In this thrilling book master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers including private diaries notebooks scrapbooks and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers story including the little-known contributions of their sister Katharine without whom things might well have gone differently for them more
1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1 1915 with WWI entering its tenth month a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York bound for Liverpool carrying a record number of children and infants The passengers were surprisingly at ease even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone For months German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic But the Lusitania was one of the era s great transatlantic Greyhounds the fastest liner then in service and her captain William Thomas Turner placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack Germany however was determined to change the rules of the game and Walther Schwieger the captain of Unterseeboot-20 was happy to oblige Meanwhile an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger s U-boat but told no one As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool an array of forces both grand and achingly small hubris a chance fog a closely guarded secret and more all converged to produce one of the great... disasters of history It is a story that many of us think we know but don t and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era Full of glamour and suspense Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson a man lost to grief dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love Gripping and important Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history more
New York Times Bestseller In Elon Musk Tesla SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future veteran technology journalist Ashlee Vance provides the first inside look into the extraordinary life and times of Silicon Valley s most audacious entrepreneur Written with exclusive access to Musk his family and friends the book traces the entrepreneur s journey from a rough upbringing in South Africa to the pinnacle of the global business world Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk s world-changing companies PayPal Tesla Motors SpaceX and SolarCity and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way Vance uses Musk s story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison Henry Ford Howard Hughes and Steve Jobs More than any other entrepreneur... today Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy more
Clear writing and illustrations Clear explanations of difficult concepts Clear communication of the ways in biochemistry is currently understood and practiced For over 35 years in edition after bestselling edition Principles of Biochemistry has put those defining principles into practice guiding students through a coherent introduction to the essentials of biochemistry without overwhelming them The new edition brings this remarkable text into a new era Like its predecessors Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry Sixth Edition strikes a careful balance of current science and enduring concepts incorporating a tremendous amount of new findings but only those that help illustrate biochemistry s foundational principles With this edition students will encounter new information emerging from high throughput DNA sequencing x-ray crystallography and the manipulation of genes and gene expression and other techniques In addition students will see how contemporary biochemistry has shifted away from exploring metabolic pathways in isolation to focusing on interactions among pathways They will also get an updated understanding of the relevance of biochemistry to the study of human disease especially diabetes as well as the important role of... evolutionary theory in biochemical research These extensive content changes as well as new art and powerful new learning technologies make this edition of Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry the most impressive yet more
A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys and reawakens our capacity to be amazed The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity to the realm of the mundane Mark Vanhoenacker a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight asks us to reimagine what we both as pilots and as passengers are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery In a seamless fusion of history politics geography meteorology ecology family and physics Vanhoenacker vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries above mountains oceans and deserts through snow wind and rain renewing a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form
At long last here is the thoroughly revised and updated third edition of the hugely successful The Art of Electronics It is widely accepted as the best single authoritative book on electronic circuit design In addition to new or enhanced coverage of many topics the third edition includes 90 oscilloscope screenshots illustrating the behavior of working circuits dozens of graphs giving highly useful measured data of the sort that is often buried or omitted in datasheets but which you need when designing circuits and 80 tables listing some 1650 active components enabling intelligent choice of circuit components by listing essential characteristics both specified and measured of available parts The new Art of Electronics retains the feeling of informality and easy access that helped make the earlier editions so successful and popular It is an indispensable reference and the gold standard for anyone student or researcher professional or amateur who works with electronic circuits
Lippincott s Illustrated Reviews Biochemistry is the long-established first-and best resource for the essentials of biochemistry Students rely on this text to help them quickly review assimilate and integrate large amounts of critical and complex information For more than two decades faculty and students have praised LIR Biochemistry s matchless illustrations that make concepts come to life NEW extensive revisions and updated content integrative and chapter-based cases new and updated figures new questions bonus online chapter on Blood ClottingPlus all the hallmark features you count on from Lippincott s Illustrated Reviews Outline format perfect for both concise review and foundational learning Annotated full-color illustrations visually explain complex biochemical processes Chapter overviews and summaries reinforce your study time Clinical boxes take students quickly from the classroom to the patient associating key concepts with real-world scenarios More than 200 review questions in the book FREE with purchase A comprehensive online exam featuring 500 practice questions plus fully searchable eBook
Many new and revised requirements in the 2014 NEC impact residential commercial and industrial electrical installations The 2014 NFPA 70 NEC covers the latest requirements on electrical wiring and equipment installation issues including minimum provisions for the use of connections voltage markings conductors and cables Chapters address specific circumstances surrounding special occupancies and industrial equipment and machines It also contains specific details on the safe installation and use of communications and signaling conductors The 2014 edition of the NEC has been revised to include important changes such as Expanded AFCI and GFCI protection in homes Continued emphasis on making installations safe for electrical workers Coverage of new methods to distribute low voltage power New approaches toward ensuring safety of photovoltaic PV electric systems Changes to the long-standing voltage thresholds used in the Code Plus hundreds of others that allow for the safe implementation of the latest in electrical system and equipment technology
The Most Comprehensive Book for the Computer-Based Civil FE ExamThe FE Civil Review Manual offers complete coverage of FE Civil exam knowledge areas and the relevant elements equations figures and tables from the NCEES FE Reference Handbook With 16 mini-exams to assess your grasp of the exam s knowledge areas and concise explanations of thousands of equations and hundreds of figures and tables the Review Manual contains everything you need to prepare for the FE Civil exam The Review Manual organizes the Handbook elements logically grouping related concepts that the Handbook has in disparate locations All Handbook elements are shown in blue for easy identification Equations and their associated variations and values are clearly presented Descriptions are succinct and supported by exam-like example problems with step-by-step solutions to reinforce the theory and application of fundamental concepts Thousands of terms are indexed to facilitate cross-referencing If you are preparing for a different FE exam choose Michael R Lindeburg PE s FE Electrical and Computer Review Manual FE Mechanical Review Manual FE Other Disciplines Review Manual or FE Review Manual Topics Covered Computational ToolsConstructionDynamicsEngineering... EconomicsEnvironmental EngineeringEthics and Professional PracticeFluid MechanicsGeotechnical EngineeringHydraulics and Hydrologic SystemsMaterialsMathematicsMechanics of MaterialsProbability and StatisticsStaticsStructural AnalysisStructural DesignSurveyingTransportation EngineeringTo augment your review pair your FE Civil Review Manual with PPI s FE Civil Practice Problems book It contains more than 465 multiple choice problems designed to be solved in three minutes or less This book follows the FE Civil Review Manual in chapter sequence nomenclature terminology and methodology so you can easily find clear explanations of topics where you need more support Don t miss the digital Civil FE practice products exam tips FAQs and more at ppi2pass com and feprep com more
THE ELECTRONICS KNOW-HOW YOU NEED TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL INVENTOR If there is a successor to Make Electronics then I believe it would have to be Practical Electronics for Inventors perfect for an electrical engineering student or maybe a high school student with a strong aptitude for electronics I ve been anxiously awaiting this update and it was well worth the wait --GeekDad Wired com Spark your creativity and gain the electronics skills required to transform your innovative ideas into functioning gadgets This hands-on updated guide outlines electrical principles and provides thorough easy-to-follow instructions schematics and illustrations Find out how to select components safely assemble circuits perform error tests and build plug-and-play prototypes Practical Electronics for Inventors Third Edition features all-new chapters on sensors microcontrollers modular electronics and the latest software tools Coverage includes Resistors capacitors inductors and transformers Diodes transistors and integrated circuits Optoelectronics solar cells and phototransistors Sensors GPS modules and touch screens Op amps regulators and power supplies Digital electronics LCD displays and logic gates Microcontrollers and prototyping platforms... including Arduino DC motors RC servos and stepper motors Microphones audio amps and speakers Modular electronics and prototypingmore
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