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Download Guinness World Records 2016 by Guinness World Records PDF

By Guinness World Records

The world's best-selling annual is again and bursting with hundreds of thousands of wonderful new documents, never-before-seen pictures and mind-boggling trivialities. And as continually, we have now a couple of extra surprises in shop for you...

As good as all of your favourite files for gifted pets, superhuman achievements, titanic stuff and severe autos, you'll locate show-stopping superlatives from brand-new different types. subject matters making their GWR debut comprise waterfalls, twins, ballooning, apps, lightning, manga, archaeology, drones, and pirates - and that's only for starters!

So, prepare to your each year dose of astounding feats and wonders in Guinness international files 2016 - the worldwide authority on record-breaking.

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Download Open-Channel Flow by M. Hanif Chaudhry PDF

By M. Hanif Chaudhry

In Open-Channel move, moment variation, writer M. Hanif Chaudhry attracts upon years of useful event and contains a variety of examples and actual lifestyles functions, to supply the reader with: a robust emphasis at the software of effective resolution recommendations, computational methods, and numerical tools appropriate for machine analyses; entire assurance of regular and unsteady movement suggestions; a brand new bankruptcy on sediment shipping and up-to-date chapters on uniform circulate and dimensional stream suggestions; New and up to date challenge units and routines, a strategies handbook for teachers, and a CD-ROM with brief desktop courses in FORTRAN that come with the enter info for pattern difficulties and the linked desktop output. Open-Channel circulation, moment version is written for college students in senior-level undergraduate and graduate classes on regular and unsteady open-channel movement and for civil engineers desiring updated and proper details at the newest advancements and strategies within the box.

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Download Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Ben H. Winters PDF

By Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Ben H. Winters

Following the good fortune of the total Worst-Case state of affairs Survival instruction manual (more than 150,000 copies sold!), this ruggedly good-looking assortment brings jointly new and vintage suggestion from Worst-Case specialists to assist readers grasp the manly arts—from wrestling an alligator to calming a crying baby to extinguishing yard fish fry fires.

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By W.B. Vasantha Kandasamy

HIV/AIDS is everybody's company. this present day, it truly is extra a topic of society, than an issue of medicine...

In this daring test that searches for sociological options, the gripping genuine lifestyles tales of sixty migrant labourers residing with HIV/AIDS in rural Tamil Nadu, India, were documented. Their socio-psychological facets were analyzed utilizing the most recent fuzzy mathematical instruments like Fizzy Cognitive Maps, Bidirectional Associative stories, and Fuzzy Relational Maps. as a result of the have to symbolize the area, Neutrosophy (the philosophy of neutralities) and its hooked up constitution, Neutrosophic Cognitive Maps, were hired for his or her precise skill to address indeterminacy among suggestions.

Presented in a lucid demeanour, this e-book is a vital contribution to HIV/AIDS literature.

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Download Engineering Design Handbook - Military Pyrotechnics Series, by U.S. Army PDF

By U.S. Army

This 1967 guide is one in every of a sequence meant to fill a necessity for an authoritative and entire resource of data on army pyrotechnics. It bargains with the actual and chemical theoretical features of the construction of pyrotechnic results, and the applying of the idea to perform. it's a universal false impression to treat army pyrotechnics as being synonymous with fireworks. army pyrotechnics is speedily constructing right into a technology which exploits all appropriate medical and engineering rules and practices. This guide features a bankruptcy at the heritage of the pyrotechnic artwork, a bankruptcy giving a normal advent to the applying of pyrotechnic units to army difficulties, and chapters on physical-chemical relationships, visibility, creation of warmth, construction of sunshine, and construction of smoke.
Content:
• entrance topic
• checklist of Illustrations
• checklist of Tables
• Preface
• desk of Contents
1. historical past of army Pyrotechnics
2. advent to army Pyrotechnics
three. Physical-Chemical Relationships
four. Visibility
five. creation of warmth
6. construction of sunshine
7. construction of Smoke

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Download Who's Who in Lesbian and Gay Writing by Gabriele Griffin PDF

By Gabriele Griffin

Who's Who in Lesbian and homosexual Writing is a full of life and available biographical advisor to lesbian and homosexual literary tradition, from Sappho to trendy pulp fiction. that includes authors of works with lesbian or homosexual content material in addition to identified lesbian and homosexual writers, this quantity opens the limits of this box to incorporate the writers of renowned cultural fiction. It areas those along the canon of poets, dramatists and novelists, to recognize the significance of popular culture to homosexual and lesbian groups. It contains interesting entries on authors from W.H. Auden to Alice Walker, James Baldwin to Virginia Woolf. additionally integrated are these corresponding to Judith Butler who've theorised lesbian and homosexual tradition and writing, or have contributed to the uncovering and charting of this brilliant literary historical past. absolutely move referenced, and with feedback for extra examining, this booklet deals a useful consultant to a wealthy and sundry literary tradition and is necessary for an individual with an curiosity in lesbian and homosexual writing.

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Download Nigel Calder's Cruising Handbook: A Compendium for Coastal by Nigel Calder PDF

By Nigel Calder

The main entire and worthwhile consultant ever written for choosing and equipping a cruising sailboat
Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll locate your such a lot urgent issues taken care of with the information that makes for skillful, convinced cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising guide. the writer -- some of the most revered marine how-to authors on each side of the Atlantic, and writer of the universally popular Boatowner's Mechanical and electric handbook, -- walks you thru all key technical and functional features of recent cruising platforms and kit, supplying you with a precis of the abilities priceless for secure, stress-free sailing.

The first 1/2 the publication contains an easy-to-use tabular procedure for comparing a boat's suitability for cruising; rules for doable deck and inside lay-outs and association; the best way to opt for and configure compatible boat platforms for cruising; and the way to put in equipment for difficulty unfastened operation.

The book's moment part teaches you boat dealing with talents; center navigational services; anchoring recommendations; climate figuring out; heavy climate services; and particular talents for long term and long-distance cruising.

CONTENTS

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
PART ONE: THE BOAT
CHAPTER 1. a ship FOR CRUISING

Basic layout Parameters

Length–Beam Ratio
Keel Types
Displacement Calculations
Ballast Ratio
Displacement–Length Ratio
Overhangs
Waterplanes and Immersion
Comfort Factor
Sail Area–Displacement Ratio
Stability Curves and Ratio
Capsize Screening price and STIX Number
Maintaining Control
Speed–Length Ratio
Buttocks, Diagonals, and Aft Sections
Speed as opposed to Comfort
Getting all the way down to Details

Construction Materials
Cored Hulls and Decks
Hull-to-Deck Joints
Structural Reinforcements
Keels
Rudders and Skegs
Skegs and Propellers
Bilge Water and Tankage
Conclusion

CHAPTER 2. ON DECK

Rigs and Rigging

Rig Options
Masts, Spreaders, and Shroud Angles
Holding up the Mast
Roller-Reefing Foresails
Mainsail
Odds and Ends
Cockpits and Deck Layout

Center or Aft Cockpit
Basic Parameters and the relaxation Factor
Steering
Dodgers and Biminis
Cockpit Flooding
Deck layout and Layout
Stowage
Dealing with floor Tackle

Bow Platform
Deck Layout
Anchor Wells
Chain Locker
Windlasses
Addendum: Carbon Fiber Masts

Lightning and different Survival Issues
CHAPTER three. CRUISING lodgings: FUSING performance AT SEA WITH convenience at the HOOK

General Considerations

Minimizing Motion
Keeping issues in Place
Insulation
Ventilation
Air Conditioning and Heating
Specific Spaces

Navigation Station
Wet Locker
Galley
Saloon
Forecabins, area Berths, and Aft Cabins
Head Compartment
Conclusion

Addendum: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Alarms
CHAPTER four. electric SYSTEMS

A Balanced System

Keeping the burden Down
The provide Side
Supplementary resources of Power
Defining the Limits
Miscellaneous DC structures Issues
DC to AC Inverters

Sizing an Inverter
DC and AC Installations
Over-Current security and High-Current Circuits

What measurement Fuse or Circuit Breaker?
High-Current Circuits
Check your personal Boat
Low-Energy Refrigeration

Efficiency
Versatility
Insulate, Insulate, Insulate
Enhancing Performance
Effective Refrigeration
Low-Energy Lighting

Fluorescent Lights
LED Lighting
Halogen Lights
AC Systems

Safety
Corrosion
Miscellaneous AC platforms Comments
Bonding, Zinc Anodes, and Lightning Protection

Stray-Current Corrosion and Bonding
Lightning Protection
Conclusion

CHAPTER five. the remainder of THE SYSTEMS

Engine and Propeller

How immense an Engine?
Propeller Sizing
Propeller Matters
Peripheral Systems
Living with an Engine
Fuel and Water Tanks

Metal Tanks
Plastic Tanks
Freshwater Systems
Watermakers
Bilge Pumps

Flooding charges and Pumping Capacities
Improving functionality: Hoses and cost Valves
Improving functionality: electric Considerations
Float Switches
Keeping Dry lower than Decks
Through-Hulls, Seacocks, and Hoses

Quality Through-Hulls and Seacocks
Hoses
Propane Installations

The challenge of Refills while Cruising
Making apparatus Choices

What Spares to Carry?
CHAPTER 6. ACQUISITION STRATEGIES

Defining Priorities

What dimension Boat?
To construct or to not Build
Commissioning Costs
Used-Boat Market

Refurbishing an Older Sailboat
Old Racing Boats
A Survey
Go crusing once Possible!
Cruising-Boat Questionnaire and list of fascinating Features

PART : CRUISING SKILLS
CHAPTER 7. BOAT dealing with below strength AND SAIL

Maneuvering less than Power

Close Quarters Maneuvering lower than Power
Docking (Mooring) Lines
Docking Situations
Mediterranean Moor
Getting out and in of Slips
Picking up and Leaving a Mooring
Sailing Skills

A Little conception (of Sorts!)
Going to Windward
Using Telltales
Adjusting Draft
Tacking
Reaching
Running earlier than the Wind
Double Headsails
Spinnakers
Cruising Spinnakers
Weather Helm and Lee Helm
Motor Sailing
Tuning a Rig

Preparatory Measurements
Static Tuning
Dynamic Tuning at Sea
CHAPTER eight. PILOTING, NAVIGATION, AND the principles OF THE ROAD

Paper Charts

Chart Construction
Chart Terminology and Symbols
Chart Corrections
Other Nautical Publications
Buoyage platforms and Lighthouses

Lateral and Cardinal Marks
Lighthouses
Picking out Navigation Marks
Compasses and Plotting

Compass Basics
Compass install and Adjustment
Transferring Bearings to and from a Chart
Plotting Positions
Basic Piloting

Dead Reckoning
Estimated Positions, and Set and Drift
Fixes
Plotting Conventions
Tides, Tidal Currents, and Currents
Keeping a Logbook
Expanding the Piloting Repertoire
Complex events, Fog, and Coral
Electronic Navigation

Chart and GPS Datums
Electronic Charting
Radar Navigation
Rules of the Road

Basic Rules
Sound (and gentle) Signals
Navigation Lights
In Perspective

Addendum: One Person’s Ellipsoid Is one other Person’s Shipwreck

Newton as opposed to the Cassini Family
From Sphere to Ellipsoid
From Ellipsoid to Geoid
A New Age
Nautical Peculiarities
Avoiding Reefs
CHAPTER nine. ANCHORING, operating AGROUND, AND KEDGING OFF

Ground Tackle

Calculating the Load
Matching the Components
Chain Rodes
Rope Rodes
How a lot Rode?
Anchor Choices
Anchoring

Anchoring Routine
Setting and Retrieving an Anchor less than Sail
Setting multiple Anchor
Retrieving (Weighing) an Anchor
Running Aground and Kedging Off

Running Aground lower than Sail
Running Aground on a emerging Tide
Running Aground on a Falling Tide
Running Aground in Tideless Waters
Towing and Salvage
CHAPTER 10. THE DITTY BAG

Modern Ropes

A examine Construction
Caring for Ropes
Marlinespike Seamanship

Knots
Eye Splices
Seizings and Whippings
Ratlines
Sails

Materials and Construction
Maintenance and Repairs
Dinghies

Hard as opposed to Inflatable
Inflatable Options
Getting a Dinghy off and on a Boat
Miscellaneous Dinghy Thoughts
Foul-Weather Gear

Features
Layering and the Extremities
Safety-Related Equipment

Life Jackets and Harnesses
Crew Overboard Maneuvers
Fire Extinguishers
CHAPTER eleven. climate PREDICTIONS AND HEAVY-WEATHER SAILING

Basic Theory

Adding Wind and placing a Spin on those Processes
Pressure alterations, Isobars, and Wind Direction
Relative Humidity, Air lots, balance, and Instability
Frontal Systems
The Jet circulation and the 500-Millibar Chart
The substantial Picture
Coastal Cruising: placing idea to Use

Onshore and Offshore Winds
Thunderstorms
Fog
Offshore Cruising: placing idea to Use

Things to Monitor
Signs of Change
Ocean Currents
Extreme climate Situations

Hurricanes and Typhoons
Rapidly Intensifying Lows (Meteorological Bombs)
Microbursts
Heavy-Weather Sailing

Being Prepared
Heaving-To
Lying Ahull
Running Off
Sea Anchors
Dealing with Flooding
Abandoning Ship
Conclusion

CHAPTER 12. prolonged CRUISING AND STAYING IN TOUCH

Logistical Considerations

Provisioning
Ensuring secure Water
Environmental Issues
Finding Crew
Financial concerns and Insurance
Bureaucracy
Children Onboard
Staying Healthy

Seasickness
Good well-being in Tropical Climates
Diarrhea
Childhood Infections and Infestations
Avoiding Mosquito-Borne and different Transmittable Diseases
Cuts, Scratches, Insect Bites, and Marine Hazards
Staying in Touch

Big send Developments
VHF Radio
Marine SSB and Ham SSB Radio
Inmarsat
Satellite and phone (Mobile) Phones
E-Mail
Making Decisions
Snail Mail
Postscript
Bibliography
Metric Conversions and Trademarks
Index

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Download PASCAL-XSC: Language Reference with Examples by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kulisch, Dr. Rudi Klatte, Dipl.-Math. PDF

By Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kulisch, Dr. Rudi Klatte, Dipl.-Math. techn. Dietmar Ratz, Dr. Michael Neaga, Prof. Dr. Christian Ullrich (auth.)

This guide describes a PASCAL extension for clinical computation with the quick name PASCAL-XSC (PASCAL eXtension for clinical Computation). The language is the results of a protracted time period attempt of individuals of the Institute for utilized arithmetic of Karlsruhe college and several other linked scientists. PASCAL­ XSC is meant to make the pc extra robust arithmetically than traditional. It makes the pc seem like a vector processor to the programmer through delivering the vector/matrix operations in a average shape with array facts forms and the standard operator symbols. Programming of algorithms is hence introduced significantly toward the standard mathematical notation. As an extra function in PASCAL-XSC, all predefined operators for genuine and intricate numbers and durations, vectors, matrices, etc, convey a solution that differs from the precise end result by means of at so much one rounding. Numerical arithmetic has devised algorithms that convey hugely actual and instantly demonstrated effects via utilizing mathematical fastened element theorems. that's, those computations hold their very own accuracy keep an eye on. even though, their imple­ mentation calls for mathematics and programming instruments that experience no longer been on hand formerly. the improvement of PASCAL-XSC has been aimed toward supplying those instruments in the PASCAL atmosphere. paintings at the topic begun in the course of the 1960's with the advance of a basic idea of desktop mathematics. firstly, new algorithms for the conclusion of the mathematics operations needed to be constructed and implemented.

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