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Tragedy to Triumph By William B. Rockey, P.E., Pamela S. Coleman, P.E.
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A fascinating engineering and architectural monograph about the roof collapse of a unique National Historic Landmark railroad roundhouse building, the centerpiece of the B&O Railroad Museum in... More > Baltimore. The profusely illustrated study includes forensic techniques used to determine the cause of the collapse, the decision making process leading up to the building's rehabilitation and the many surprises and discoveries made along the way.< Less
Survive The Future By Peter Legrove
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When The Weakest Link Holding Our Civilization Together Breaks What Are You Going To Do? Are you a little bit worried about something like that happening to your little corner of the planet.... More > What would you do if an earthquake flattened your city and you and your family survived. What about a flood that left you living off the roof of your house. What would you do to get safe water to drink when you are surrounded by water. Also what if civil unrest swept through your neighborhood. And you had to lie low, actually very low for a couple of weeks before order was restored. Can you survive? The way the planet is going these things or something similar could happen anytime soon. Like a pandemic marched around the globe. How would you survive if there were no vaccines to stop it. There are a number of things you can do that should give you a better chance of survival. < Less
Atlantic Telecom By Ian Duff
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A report from 2000 looking at the history and development of this Scottish company. Unfortunately the company was to collapse soon after this report was produced. Today the legacy of their... More > involvement in telecoms can still be seen in the form of the redundant receiver boxes which sit on the roofs of numerous Scottish houses (including mine).< Less
Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten Cold By Andrew Abbade
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A boarding school in the depths of the country, no escape. A bully, Charles Hollis is tormenting one child, Stephen Inglis. Then, the nightmare ends when the tormentor disappears when the roof of a... More > tunnel caves in and traps him. Stephen has a choice, tell no one of the collapse and be free from persecution or rescue the person who had made his life a misery and return to living in fear and trepidation. After being teased and bullied, he is suddenly free, revealing where his tormentor is will allow Hollis to continue the persecution. After all the teasing and humiliation, Stephen is in a position to appreciate that revenge truly is a dish best eaten cold.< Less
Revenge is a Dish Best Eaten Cold By Andrew Abbade
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A boarding school in the depths of the country, no escape. A bully, Charles Hollis is tormenting one child, Stephen Inglis. Then, the nightmare ends when the tormentor disappears when the roof of a... More > tunnel caves in and traps him. Stephen has a choice, tell no one of the collapse and be free from persecution or rescue the person who had made his life a misery and return to living in fear and trepidation. After being teased and bullied, he is suddenly free, revealing where his tormentor is will allow Hollis to continue the persecution. After all the teasing and humiliation, Stephen is in a position to appreciate that revenge truly is a dish best eaten cold.< Less
The Piano Room By Harry Hindes
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The last thing that Lucy Aybrams, a carefree Californian undergraduate at Oxford University sees, before quicklime sears her corneas, is a human anklebone swinging from the fallen roof of a... More > road-protest tunnel in the English countryside. Infatuated with Dastra, the shy detective assigned to her, she skilfully seduces him, but when he is arrested with an impaled victim in his car and his DNA everywhere, Lucy’s world collapses. To Brian Shackerstone, the senior detective, it is an open and shut case. To Lucy, Dastra is the wrongly convicted father of her unborn child. Convicted of the “Vlad the Impaler” murders, Dastra is freed on a legal technicality and the people of Britain fear the murderer is free to kill again. When police misconstrue a copycat Manson murder as gangland revenge, there are no obstacles to Vlad filming the ultimate snuff movie in the piano room of Dastra’s remote country mansion.< Less
They Said It Couldn't Be Done By Ross R. Olney
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Although some of them have been surpassed, these were the first great construction marvels. Other engineers, experts, people from every walk of life, said these projects would be impossible, doomed... More > to failure. The planned Empire State Building would simply sink into the ground. The great Hoover Dam would crack and drown millions of people, the Gateway Arch would never stand up, the Holland Tunnel would almost certainly flood and drown thousands, the roof of the Astrodome would collapse, and on and on. The builders who created these mighty memorials were certain their projects would stand for generations, for centuries. These are the stories of the brave, brilliant men who created these construction miracles. They are all still standing, still serving man. Into the distant future it is very likely that people will marvel at the great faces on Mount Rushmore, and wonder how such a backward society could create such a memorial even if they don't know who these faces are.< Less
A Story from Hungary By Michael Fitzalan
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This is the story of Karoly, a man whose family protected Jewish refugees who were trying to escape the advance of Nazi Germany from the west and the advancing Russian Red Army and their Romanian... More > allies to the east. Karoly was used as human-shield by Romanian 'liberators' in Hungary. When, after the war, Hungary was under Russian Communist control, he was sent to prison. Karoly was committed as a political prisoner for being a member of the Independent Small-holders Party, the communist party’s only serious political rival. Forced to work in a coal mine and surviving roof collapses and gas leaks, Karoly escaped to England in 1956 during the revolution. A refugee, with few friends in his newly adopted country, he rebult his life and recovered his sanity. This is his incredible story.< Less
Carved in Stone By Kenneth Teicher
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CARVED IN STONE - Machu Picchu, high in the Peruvian Andes, is the setting for the third book in the Erin and Craig series. Teaming up with noted archaeologist, Professor Roger Williams, the dig... More > continues despite the protests of the locals who believe it is violating their ancestors' holy ground. Acts of sabotage escalate to the point that the Peruvian army is sent in. But the work continues despite the danger, and the team ultimately makes the discovery of a lifetime. However, before they can examine their exciting find, the roof of the cave they are working in collapses, burying Roger and their unbelievable discovery under tons of rubble. Recuperating in a hospital bed after nearly being killed herself, Erin babbles on about the pictures she's taken of the find - or was it all a dream? And, can it be recovered before time runs out...< Less
Lost in Thought By Ryan Yi
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They say that the grass is always greener on the other side. For Justin, the greener grass would be gladly welcomed. His dull life in Fullerton, California is nothing short of boring. Until one... More > day a massive earthquake strikes the city, and a collapsing portion of the roof knocks him into a deep coma. Now, Justin finds himself fighting for his own survival within the planes of his consciousness, trapped inside his mind by the coma. With his mental guides, Skyla and Hobbes, Justin must make his way out of the coma to live…but many things wait beside the path, ready to kill. The stakes are high, and hope is low. Will Justin break free of his mental prison, or will he be forever lost in thought?< Less