Engineering Legends

Author: Richard G. Weingardt
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784471215
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Behind every great American civil engineering accomplishment, there is a great American civil engineer. Throughout history civil engineers have made an enormous impact on the progress and development of this nation. While their engineering achievements are regularly recognized, the engineers themselves are rarely discussed. Engineering Legends provides a unique view into the history and progress of 32 great American civil engineers, from the 1700's to the present. It explores the personal lives and professional accomplishments of these outstanding engineers, providing an in-depth look at the people behind these achievements. The book also illustrates the diversity surrounding these engineers, such as their differing backgrounds, their reasons for becoming engineers, obstacles they faced, and their work in different disciplines of civil engineering. Practicing and aspiring engineers alike will be inspired to succeed by the stories of these American civil engineering legends.

An Engineer S Alphabet

Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139505300
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Written by America's most famous engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarium is one engineer's selection of thoughts, quotations, anecdotes, facts, trivia and arcana relating to the practice, history, culture and traditions of his profession. The entries reflect decades of reading, writing, talking and thinking about engineers and engineering, and range from brief essays to lists of great engineering achievements. This work is organized alphabetically and more like a dictionary than an encyclopedia. It is not intended to be read from first page to last, but rather to be dipped into, here and there, as the mood strikes the reader. In time, it is hoped, this book should become the source to which readers go first when they encounter a vague or obscure reference to the softer side of engineering.

Transactions Of The American Society Of Civil Engineers

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
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ISBN:
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v. 29-30 include papers of the International Engineering Congress, Chicago, 1893; v. 54 includes papers of the International Engineering Congress, St. Louis, 1904.

Circles In The Sky

Author: Richard G. Weingardt
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784410103
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In the summer of 1893, at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, an engineering marvel was unveiled and immediately captured the world s attention. It was a towering, web-like giant wheel, standing upright and rotating high above the city. Several stories taller than any existing American building, the Ferris Wheel carried adventure-seeking passengers to the dizzying height of 264 feet and provided panoramic views never before possible. George W. G. Ferris Jr. and his wheel helped usher America eager to identify itself with ingenuity, entrepreneurialism, and innovation into the 20th century. Yet the very wheel that came to define George Ferris in the end consumed him, leaving him ruined. This book is the first full-length biography of George Ferris. He was a civil engineer, an inventor, and a pioneer for his development of structural steel in bridge building. Circles in the Sky chronicles the life of the man responsible for creating, designing, and building the Ferris Wheel, the only structure of its time to rival the Eiffel Tower. It is, at the same time, the story of the Ferris clan, one of the nation s oldest and most fascinating families. The London Eye, erected in 1999 to welcome the new millennium, the Star of Nanchang, and most recently, the Singapore Flyer, have revived our love affair with Ferris wheels. Circles in the Sky will enchant anyone interested in engineering marvels, history, and the Ferris wheel, which reminds us that America was built by dreamers and innovators such as George W. G. Ferris Jr. About the Author Richard G. Weingardt, P.E., Dist.M.ASCE, is a practicing structural engineer with nearly 50 years of experience. He is also a sought-after motivational speaker and an accomplished author of books and articles, including Engineering Legends: Great American Civil Engineers (ASCE Press, 2005) and regular columns in Structural Engineer and ASCE s Journal of Leadership and Management in Engineering.

Earthquakes And Engineers

Author: Robert K. Reitherman
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784410712
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Earthquakes and Engineers: An International History is the first comprehensive treatment of the engineering techniques devised around the world to address seismic problems. Beginning in ancient times, threading through the Renaissance, and continuing into the latter half of the 20th century, Reitherman traces the evolution of humankind?s understanding of the cause and characteristics of earthquakes and the development of methods to design structures that resist seismic shocks. This book examines the responses not only of structural engineers, but also of geotechnical engineers, architects, and planners. International efforts in such countries as Japan, China, India, Chile, Turkey, Italy, and the United States are placed in the broader social, technological, and economic contexts of their eras. This highly readable book is an essential reference for civil engineers who work on projects in seismic regions. For researchers in the field of the history of science and technology, the book presents original source material and an extensive list of references. Written in a straightforward style that is accessible to nonengineers, it will also be valuable to architects, planners, officials, and social scientists.

Applied Channel Theory In Chinese Medicine

Author: Ju-Yi Wang
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ISBN: 9780939616626
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"Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine" demonstrates how a deeper understanding of the interrelationship between organ and channel theory can lead to more precise diagnoses and better clinical results. The book is a collaboration between Wang Ju-Yi, one of modern China's most respected scholars, teachers, and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, and his American apprentice and practitioner, Jason Robertson.While most textbooks focus either on the functions of the organs in basic physiology or on the uses of the channels in treatment, this book shows the essential relationships between the two. Theory and practice are connected through a detailed discussion of a channel palpation methodology developed by Dr. Wang, which leads to more precise and effective point selection, location, and technique. Applied Channel Theory in Chinese Medicine was developed during Mr. Robertson's apprenticeship with Dr. Wang in Beijing, and is presented in a unique and highly readable format that preserves the intimacy of dialogue between apprentice and teacher, with questions and answers, narratives, and case studies.

F Scott Fitzgerald S The Great Gatsby

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Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
ISBN: 9780822227274
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THE STORY: Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed and danger. The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess

Successes Limitations And Frontiers In Ecosystem Science

Author: Michael L. Pace
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461217245
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Ecosystem research has emerged in recent decades as a vital, successful, and sometimes controversial approach to environmental science. This book emphasizes the idea that much of the progress in ecosystem research has been driven by the emergence of new environmental problems that could not be addressed by existing approaches. By focusing on successes and limitations of ecosystems studies, the book explores avenues for future ecosystem-level research.

Android Apps Security

Author: Sheran Gunasekera
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430240628
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Android Apps Security provides guiding principles for how to best design and develop Android apps with security in mind. It explores concepts that can be used to secure apps and how developers can use and incorporate these security features into their apps. This book will provide developers with the information they need to design useful, high-performing, and secure apps that expose end-users to as little risk as possible. Overview of Android OS versions, features, architecture and security. Detailed examination of areas where attacks on applications can take place and what controls should be implemented to protect private user data In-depth guide to data encryption, authentication techniques, enterprise security and applied real-world examples of these concepts What you’ll learn How to identify data that should be secured How to use the Android APIs to ensure confidentiality and integrity of data How to build secure apps for the enterprise About Public Key Infrastructure, encryption APIs and how to implement them in apps About owners, access control lists and permissions to allow user control over App properties About client-server apps and how to manage authentication, transport layer encryption and server-side security Who this book is for This book is for intermediate and experienced Android app developers that are already familiar with writing apps from scratch. It discusses mechanisms on how apps can be secured so that private, end-user data is kept secure on the device and while in transit. If you’re just embarking on the path to Android development, then this book may prove to be a useful companion to other developer guides. Table of Contents Android Architecture & Security Controls The Foundation of an App Who Has Access? Designing and Developing 3 Sample Apps Using PKI & Encryption Interfacing with Web Services Writing for the Enterprise Designing and Developing 3 More Sample Apps Publishing and Selling Your Apps Malware, Spyware and Your End-User API Reference