The Illustrated Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius by Dava Sobel

By Dava Sobel

Precis: an absolutely illustrated version of the overseas best-seller "Longitude." "The Illustrated Longitude" recounts in phrases and pictures the epic quest to unravel the best clinical challenge of the eighteenth and 3 past centuries: selecting how a captain may well pinpoint his ship's position at sea. All too frequently in the course of the a long time of exploration, voyages resulted in catastrophe whilst team and load have been both misplaced at sea or destroyed upon the rocks of an unforeseen landfall. millions of lives and the fortunes of countries held on a answer to the longitude challenge. To motivate an answer, governments demonstrated prizes for someone whose technique or machine proved profitable. the biggest present of 20,000-- really a king's ransom-- used to be provided via Britain's Parliament in 1714. The medical establishment-- from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton-- were convinced celestial solution will be chanced on and invested untold attempt during this pursuit. in contrast, John Harrison imagined and equipped the unbelievable: a clock that advised ideal time at sea, identified at the present time because the chronometer. Harrison's trials and tribulations in the course of his forty-year quest to win the prize are the fruits of this awesome tale. "The Illustrated Longitude" brings a brand new and critical measurement to Dava Sobel's celebrated tale. It includes the complete unique narrative of "Longitude," redesigned to accompany 183 photographs selected through William Andrewes-- from portraints of each very important determine within the tale to maps and diagrams, scientifc tools, and John Harrison's awesome sea clocks themselves. Andrewes's based captions and sidebars on medical and old occasions inform their very own tale of longitude, paralleling and illuminating Sobel's memorable story. Dava Sobel is the writer of the best-sellers "Longitude" and "Galileo's Daughter," and the editor and translator of "Letters to Father." She lives in East Hampton, ny. William J. H. Andrewes is a museum advisor focusing on the historical past of clinical tools and time dimension. he's the editor of "The Quest for Longitude" and lives in harmony, Massachusetts. compliment for "The Illustrated Longitude" "Two revered tellers of the longitude story have teamed up! Sobel 's compelling prose is coupled with colourful and distinct illustrations supplied via Andrewes. This variation responds to entreaties via readers who enjoyed Sobel's "Longitude" yet who sought after photos to compliment it."-- "Mercator's international" "Enormous care has been dedicated to the illustrations and captions. Readers will end this ebook significantly extra proficient approximately geography and navigation."-- "USA this day" "This new illustrated version of Sobel's 1995 examine of Harrison's awesome device strikingly illuminates this mostly unknown yet an important discovery."-- "Dallas Morning information" compliment for "Longitude" "As a lot a story of intrigue because it is of technological know-how .... A publication choked with gemstones for a person drawn to historical past, geography, astronomy, navigation, clockmaking, and-- no longer the least-- undeniable outdated human ambition and greed."-- "Philadelphia Inquirer" "Intricate and stylish .... No novelist may perhaps increase at the components of Dava Sobel's "Longitude.""-- "Newsweek" "Anyone with an curiosity in background or issues maritime should still contemplate "Longitude." This interesting quantity brings alive the eighteenth century."-- "USA this present day" "Nearly excellent prose and a powerful tale, a rare book."-- "Washington put up publication international"

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Rush Hour: How 500 Million Commuters Survive the Daily by Iain Gately

By Iain Gately

Each one operating day 500 million humans around the planet event the miracle and distress of commuting. even if undertaken via motor vehicle, bus, educate or bicycle, the perform shapes our days and creates a time and an area for a shockingly varied variety of activities.

In RUSH HOUR, Iain Gately lines the earlier, current and way forward for commuting, from the age of Dickens to the possibility of the driverless vehicle. He examines the contrasting reports of commuters in Britain and somewhere else on the earth: from the crush-loaded salarymen of the Tokyo metro to the road-rage troubled center managers of America.

Notwithstanding its occasional traumas, commuting emerges as a good point of recent lifestyles. It has dictated the expansion of towns; been proving flooring for brand new applied sciences; and given numerous humans freedom of circulate and the chance to enhance their lives.

About the Author-
IAIN GATELY was once born in 1963 and taken up in Hong Kong. He studied legislations at Cambridge sooner than operating in company finance. he's the writer of a number of severely acclaimed books together with THE ASSESSOR, DRINK, and l. a. DIVA NICOTINA.

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Modelling Passenger Flows In Public Transport Facilities by W. Daamen

By W. Daamen

IOS Press is a global technology, technical and clinical writer of top quality books for teachers, scientists, and pros in all fields. the various parts we post in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and knowledge structures -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All elements of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom financial system -Urban reports -Arms regulate -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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Regulating Railroad Innovation: Business, Technology, and by Steven W. Usselman

By Steven W. Usselman

Efforts to create and mould new applied sciences were a primary, recurrent characteristic of the yank event for the reason that no less than the time of the Revolution. a few of the such a lot tumultuous occasions within the nation's background have concerned disputes over the appropriateness and desirability of specific applied sciences. for almost a century, railroad know-how over and over posed novel demanding situations for americans, prompting them to reexamine their such a lot loved associations and ideology. masking a now overlooked point of yank historical past, Usselman lines their myriad struggles in wealthy aspect.

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A History of Greek Owned Shipping: The Making of an by Gelina Harlaftis

By Gelina Harlaftis

Greek-owned transport has been on the best of the realm fleet for the final two decades. Winner of the 1997 Runciman Award, this richly sourced learn lines the advance of the Greek tramp fleet from the mid-nineteenth century to the current day. Gelina Harlaftis argues that the good fortune of Greek-owned delivery lately has been a end result no longer of a few marketers utilizing flags of comfort within the Nineteen Forties, yet of networks and organisational buildings which date again to the 19th century. This examine offers the main finished background of improvement of contemporary Greek delivery ever released. it truly is illustrated with various maps and pictures, and contains vast tables of fundamental info.

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After the Car by Kingsley Dennis

By Kingsley Dennis

It's tricky to visualize a global with out the auto, and but that's precisely what Dennis and Urry got down to do during this provocative new publication. They argue that the times of the automobile are numbered: robust forces around the globe are undermining the automobile method and should bring in a brand new shipping approach someday within the following few a long time. particularly, the booklet examines how numerous significant approaches are shaping the way forward for how we commute, including:
• international warming and its many worldwide consequences
• Peaking of oil supplies
• elevated digitisation of many facets of financial and social life
• enormous international inhabitants increases
The authors examine adjustments in know-how, coverage, economic climate and society, and make a resounding argument for a destiny the place, via necessity, the current automobile approach may be re-designed and re-engineered.

Yet the ebook additionally means that there are a few highly bleak dilemmas dealing with the 21st century. The authors lay out what they think about to be attainable ‘post-car’ destiny situations. those they describe as ‘local sustainability’, ‘regional warlordism’ and ‘digital networks of control’.

After The Car should be of serious curiosity to planners, coverage makers, social scientists, futurologists, these operating in undefined, in addition to common readers.

Some have defined the 20 th Century because the century of the automobile. Now that century has come to a detailed – and issues are approximately to change.

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Transportation Management with SAP TM 9: A Hands-on Guide to by Jayant Daithankar, Tejkumar Pandit

By Jayant Daithankar, Tejkumar Pandit

The implementation of a TMS resolution is a hugely complicated and challenge serious undertaking. If performed competently an exceptional TMS can bring a number of advantages to the association when it comes to optimization, larger potency, diminished mistakes and stronger profit via exact invoicing. although a couple of initiatives fail to achieve those merits for a number of purposes resembling an wrong product choice, over customization of the approach and absence of particular approaches. The assessment and choice of definitely the right transportation administration approach is a truly severe step within the profitable implementation of a TMS product in addition to making sure that the association is ready to observe the advantages anticipated from the system.

Transportation administration with SAP TM nine is a consultant for CIO/CXOs comparing concepts for numerous transportation administration recommendations out there and is helping irrelevant choice making ahead of committing funding. A confirmed review framework and counsel supplied within the ebook may also help selection makers with product choice and support to create a enterprise case for administration approval and layout a destiny roadmap for the association. The ebook offers a entire knowing of what SAP transportation administration is and comes in handy for groups fascinated about TM Implementation and roll outs to make sure preparedness. The ebook explains end-to-end freight existence cycle tactics, sensible approach panorama, implementation demanding situations and submit go-live precautions required to optimize investments in SAP TM.

Transportation administration with SAP TM nine additionally acts as a step-by-step implementation advisor with information of configuration required to establish a TM9 process. This booklet additionally covers the improve of SAP TM8 to SAP TM9 with a view to be priceless for current consumers who're on TM eight. Nonavailability of SAP TM expert assets is a tremendous problem confronted through corporations and the ebook presents a close competency construction plan in addition to ability set standards to create a reliable and educated crew to manage-transformation.The present booklet out there on SAP TM is in accordance with model 6 unlock which doesn't hide air freight methods. Our publication covers end-to-end air freight configuration situations for logistic businesses.

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Railroads of Pennsylvania by Lorett Treese

By Lorett Treese

"Informative and extremely fulfilling to read." --Library Journal

"For these of you who can't get adequate of railroad historical past, this ebook will brighten your day." --Livesteam

  • Completely revised and up to date variation of this best-seller
  • Regional histories of the nice railroads and relics of rail culture
  • Rail tales of the folk and occasions that formed history
  • Rails-to-Trails paths, vacationer points of interest, and different vacationer information
  • Includes 10 maps for simple reference
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    Drogues au volant: Detection et dissuasion (French Edition) by OECD Publishing

    By OECD Publishing

    L. a. conduite sous l'emprise de drogues - m?dicaments ou drogues illicites - start ? ?tre reconnue comme un probl?me vital pour los angeles s?curit? routi?re. Ce rapport suggest un examen approfondi du r?le et de l'impact de l. a. consommation de drogues sur le risque d'accident. Il passe en revue les r?glementations en vigueur dans les can pay membres, les pratiques de dissuasion et de d?tection en bord de path ainsi que les mesures de pr?vention pour combattre los angeles conduite sous l'emprise de stup?fiants et de m?dicaments. Le rapport suggest des recommandations sur les strat?gies ? adopter pour r?soudre ce probl?me, afin de poursuivre le wrestle pour sauver des vies sur los angeles path et contribuer ? une approche pour un syst?me s?r.

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