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Russell Gold a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time the spectacular world-changing rise of fracking Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work Gold has traveled along the pipelines and into the hubs of this country s energy infrastructure he has visited frack sites from Texas to North Dakota and he has conducted thousands of interviews with engineers and wildcatters CEOs and roughnecks environmentalists and politicians He has also sifted through reams of engineering reports lawsuit transcripts and financial filings The result is an essential book a commanding piece of journalism an astounding study of human ingenuity and an epic work of storytelling Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways Gold tells the story of this once-obscure oilfield technology a... story with an incredible cast of tycoons and geologists dreamers and drillers speculators and skeptics a story that answers a critical question of our time Where will the energy come from to power our world and what price will we have to pay for it more
The Best-Selling Book for FE Exam Preparation The FE Review Manual is the most trusted FE exam preparation book It offers comprehensive coverage of FE exam topics while providing what exam candidates value most integration of equations and variables from the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Supplied-Reference Handbook The FE Review Manual is a complete exam review package in one book Gain a better understanding of key concepts and save prep time by reviewing FE exam topics and NCEES Handbook equations in a single location These equations along with NCEES Handbook figures and tables are distinguished in green text for easy cross-referencing Use the 13 diagnostic exams to identify where you need the most review and improve your problem-solving skills with over 1 200 practice problems You can evaluate your progress by taking the included realistic 4-hour sample exam it simulates the actual FE exam s morning session Entrust your FE exam prep to the FE Review Manual and get the power to pass the first time guaranteed or we ll refund your purchase price Everything You Need to Succeed Complete FE exam coverage in 54 easy-to-read chapters 13 topic-specific diagnostic exams Green text to identify equations figures and tables found in... the NCEES Handbook Over 1 200 practice problems with step-by-step solutions SI units throughout 4-hour morning session practice exam A sample study schedule A comprehensive easy-to-use index Exam tips and advice Topics Covered Include Biology Chemistry Computers Measurement and Controls Conversion Factors Dynamics Electric Circuits Engineering Economics Ethics Fluid Mechanics Materials Science Structure of Matter Mathematics Mechanics of Materials Statics Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Transport Phenomena Units and Fundamental Constants Since 1975 more than 2 million people preparing for their engineering surveying architecture LEED interior design and landscape architecture exams have entrusted their exam prep to PPI For more information visit us at www ppi2pass com more
Featuring time-tested safety concepts and the very latest industry standards in material design the 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE SOFT COVER version offers up-to-date comprehensive insight into the regulations surrounding the design and installation of building systems It provides valuable structural fire- and life- safety provisions that cover means of egress interior finish requirements roofs seismic engineering innovative construction technology and occupancy classifications for all types of buildings except those which are detached one and two family homes and townhouses not more than 3 stories high The content in this code book is developed in the context of the broad-based principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs making this an essential reference guide for anyone seeking a strong working knowledge of building systems Check out our app DEWALT Mobile Pro This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons To learn more visit dewalt com mobilepro
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
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
This is teaching at its best --Hans Camenzind inventor of the 555 timer the world s most successful integrated circuit and author of Much Ado About Almost Nothing Man s Encounter with the Electron Booklocker com A fabulous book well written well paced fun and informative I also love the sense of humor It s very good at disarming the fear And it s gorgeous I ll be recommending this book highly --Tom Igoe author of Physical Computing and Making Things Talk Want to learn the fundamentals of electronics in a fun hands-on way With Make Electronics you ll start working on real projects as soon as you crack open the book Explore all of the key components and essential principles through a series of fascinating experiments You ll build the circuits first then learn the theory behind them Build working devices from simple to complex You ll start with the basics and then move on to more complicated projects Go from switching circuits to integrated circuits and from simple alarms to programmable microcontrollers Step-by-step instructions and more than 500 full-color photographs and illustrations will help you use -- and understand -- electronics concepts and techniques Discover by breaking things experiment with components and learn from... failure Set up a tricked-out project space make a work area at home equipped with the tools and parts you ll need Learn about key electronic components and their functions within a circuit Create an intrusion alarm holiday lights wearable electronic jewelry audio processors a reflex tester and a combination lock Build an autonomous robot cart that can sense its environment and avoid obstacles Get clear easy-to-understand explanations of what you re doing and whymore
the 2014 NEC Handbook from NFPA does much more than bring you up-to-code -- it also explains the reasoning behind NFPA 70 NEC concepts provides real-world examples and gives you the background behind Code revisions so you can work with authority Trust the only NEC Code reference that has it all Complete 2014 NEC text for convenient reference Explanations from experts involved with NEC development First-time commentary on four new articles that expand NEC coverage to address industry needs Commentary on important changes involving AFCIs and GFCIs electrical worker safety and green energy systems Full-color photos and visuals such as schematics floor plans flow charts and cross-sectional graphics Extracted data from other NFPA documents and UL White Book
The definitive story of Amazon com one of the most successful companies in the world and of its driven brilliant founder Jeff Bezos Amazon com started off delivering books through the mail But its visionary founder Jeff Bezos wasn t content with being a bookseller He wanted Amazon to become the everything store offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices To do so he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that s never been cracked Until now Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members giving readers the first in-depth fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon Compared to tech s other elite innovators--Jobs Gates Zuckerberg--Bezos is a private man But he stands out for his restless pursuit of new markets leading Amazon into risky new ventures like the Kindle and cloud computing and transforming retail in the same way Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing THE EVERYTHING STORE will be the revealing definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read
Answers found here In iOS 7 Apple gave the iPhone the most radical makeover in its history The new software is powerful sleek and a perfect companion to the iPhone 5s and 5c but it s wildly different Fortunately David Pogue is back with an expanded edition of his witty full-color guide the world s most popular iPhone book The important stuff you need to know The iPhone 5s This book unearths all the secrets of the newest iPhone faster chip dual-color flash fingerprint scanner and more and its colorful companion the 5c The iOS 7 software Older iPhones gain Control Center AirDrop iTunes Radio free Internet phone calls and about 197 more new features This book covers it all The apps That catalog of 1 000 000 add-on programs makes the iPhone s phone features almost secondary Now you ll know how to find manage and exploit those apps The iPhone may be the world s coolest computer but it s still a computer with all of a computer s complexities iPhone The Missing Manual is a funny gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips shortcuts and workarounds that will turn you too into an iPhone addict
This comprehensive code for homebuilding combines building plumbing mechanical fuel gas energy and electrical provisions into a single resource The 2012 International Residential Code For One- and Two- Family Dwellings Softbound Version uses these provisions to provide detailed insight into the construction of one- and two-family dwellings and townhouses up to three stories high Using foundational principles that facilitate the use of new materials and building designs to guide the content this reference guide also establishes minimum regulations using prescriptive provisions Check out our app DEWALT Mobile Pro This free app is a construction calculator with integrated reference materials and access to hundreds of additional calculations as add-ons To learn more visit dewalt com mobilepro