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Ballast of Tall Ships By Kevin J Gallant
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Men who sailed the Atlantic during the 1800s did not have much chance when severe gale force winds picked up. The only way ships could survive is to load the galley with weight called Ballast. When... More > ships came overseas to pick up fine Atlantic goods they dumped their ballast to make way for lumber and barrels of salmon from the Miramichi Shores. They took a calculated risk of balancing loads properly. Today, we used everything from old railway ties to lead for ballast. Sailboats have a very heavy keel just for this purpose.< Less
Trennung befreit - Den Ballast des Alltags abwerfen und glücklich werden By Henriko Tales
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Es gibt für Probleme unterschiedliche Lösungen. Eine davon ist weniger populär. Es ist die Lösung sich zu trennen. Ob vom Partner, Job, Haus, Freunden, unsinnigen Gewohnheiten... More > oder vermeintlich wichtigen Verpflichtungen. Der Autor dieses einfühlsamen eBooks erläutert mit zahlreichen Beispielen, warum es sinnvoll sein kann, diese Art von Problemlösung zu wählen. Denn ist der Ballast erst einmal abgeworfen, lebt es sich unbeschwert. Das neue, leichtere Leben beflügelt den Betroffenen in Richtung Glück und Zufriedenheit. Und jetzt mal ehrlich: Das ist es doch, um was es auch Ihnen geht, nicht wahr? Und deshalb sollten Sie jetzt auch sofort damit beginnen sich zu trennen. Und zwar zuerst von dem Gedanken, dass Ihr Lebensglück Ihnen zufällig in den Schoß fällt. Nein, das wird mit großer Wahrscheinlichkeit nicht ohne Ihr Zutun passieren. Nur Sie selbst haben es in der Hand glücklich zu werden. Starten Sie jetzt in ein besseres Leben - mit diesem Ratgeber-eBook!< Less
39th WEGEMT School on Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability By WEGEMT - Publisher
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This publication represents a series of papers, which were presented at the 39th WEGEMT School entitled Marine Science and Technology for Environmental Sustainability. The event was hosted by the... More > School of Marine Science and Technology, Newcastle University, from 16th to 19th December 2002.< Less
Efficient Lighting Applications & Case Studies By Albert Thumann, Scott Dunning
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With the increased concern for facility energy conservation in recent years, much attention has been focused on lighting energy consumption and the methods for reducing it. Along with this concern... More > for energy efficient lighting has come the realization that lighting has profound effects on worker productivity, as well as important aesthetic qualities. With this understanding in mind, this book presents an introduction to effective lighting design, and an examination of energy efficiency measures which can be implemented while simultaneously maintaining the required quality of illumination. Topics include lighting energy management, selection of lamps, task lighting, lighting design, lighting control, use of reflectors, ballast selection, natural daylighting, wireless lighting control, and case studies.< Less
Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings By Michael Stiller
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In the United States, buildings account for 40% of primary energy use, 72% of electricity consumption, and 39% of CO2 emissions. Indoor lighting accounts for a large portion of our energy use, and we... More > sorely need to develop better, more efficient systems to illuminate our institutions and places of commerce as well as our homes. This book provides an overview of the basic concepts of quality, indoor lighting, and explains concepts like visual comfort, visual interest, and integrated design as they relate to the practice of lighting design. Energy efficient lighting technologies, including LED lighting and digital control systems, and design strategies that increase visual comfort and productivity are discussed in plain language, and examined in a straightforward way to give the reader, whether an architect, interior designer, engineer or building trades professional.< Less
Project Cyclops By Thomas Hoover
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(Bantam 1992) The Aegean, ex-agent Michael Vance pilots the Odyssey II, a handmade replica. A Russian gunship with Arab terrorists takes a tiny island where a U.S. corporation has a laser space... More > facility. The renegades convert the launch vehicle into a ballistic missile that can deliver their stolen nuclear warhead to any city in the U.S. Can Vance stop them?< Less
The Silent Service in WWII: The Fleet Type Submarine COLOR SUPPLEMENT By Periscope Film.com
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A companion text for "The Fleet Type Submarine" (also published by PeriscopeFilm.com), this supplement offers nearly thirty color plates showing various details of a WWII fleet submarine. ... More > These include compensation and steering systems, plane controls, hydraulic system, air system, ballast, trim, battery, refrigeration, ventilation and propulsion systems. Please note, this supplement does NOT include the text of "The Fleet Type Submarine" and is not intended as a stand-alone book.< Less
Design: Petroleum Fuel Facilities - Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) By Naval Facilities Engineering Command, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency
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This guidance is for individual project planning and for preparing engineering and construction documentation. Basic guidance is provided to professional facility planners, engineers, and architects... More > for use in designing liquid fueling and dispensing facilities, liquefied petroleum gas facilities, and compressed natural gas facilities. Included are basic requirements for the design of fueling systems; the design of receiving, dispensing, and storage facilities; ballast treatment and sludge removal; corrosion and fire protection; and environmental requirements.< Less
The Submarine By Periscope Film LLC
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This “Basic Enlisted Submarine Text” was originally published by the U.S. Navy in 1963. A revision of “The Fleet Type Submarine”, a basic reference book for the crews of... More > WWII-era fleet boats, this book also includes information about nuclear propulsion — with the USS Skipjack, SS(N)585 used for illustrative purposes. The book contains a brief history of the submarine, and features numerous diagrams and photographs. It offers definitions of submarine components and terminology, and provides technical descriptions of various machinery and sub-systems such as the snorkel, ballast tanks, ventilation, trim and steering.< Less
In Watermelon Salt -- The Lost Richard Brautigan By B. Elwin Sherman
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B. Elwin Sherman is a humorist/author living in the New Hampshire North Country, where he writes a syndicated humor column and often reinvents "the cottage industry survival kit." His... More > books have gone largely unheralded, "because I do nothing to promote them. No one should ever have a legacy before they’re dead. Life is embarrassing enough without that." He first read Richard Gary Brautigan’s works in college, "when everyone else was lugging around Nietzsche and Kant for ballast. I kept In Watermelon Sugar in my hand because there was a tsunami on the horizon, and there I was without a beach umbrella."< Less