Technology & Engineering

The Hurricane Hunters

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Ivan Ray Tannehill

This 1955 book by an acknowledged authority is an absorbing account of meteorology before the advent of weather satellites. “This is the li…

London (Ancient And Modern) From The Sanitary And Medical Point Of View

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George Vivian Poore

This little book is an expansion of two addresses delivered in January, 1889. One deals with sanitary issues in London. The other deals with…

The Romance of Modern Invention

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Archibald Williams

This is a volume of exploration into the newest inventions of the turn of the previous century. Journalist Archibald Williams walks the read…

A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting

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Eugene Edward Hall

This instruction manual contains complete directions for making and fitting new staffs for watches from raw material. The author refers to s…

Marvels of Modern Science

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Paul Severing

The purpose of this little book is to give a general idea of a few of the great achievements of our time. For instance, the flying machine i…

John Gutenberg, First Master Printer: His Acts and Most Remarkable Discourses a…

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Franz Von Dingelstedt

This is a brief sketch of the last years of the life of Johannes (John) Gutenberg, the man who invented the movable letter press. We join hi…

Umbrellas and Their History

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William Sangster

A whimsically serious look at the umbrella and society. (summary by Clarica)

Fires and Fire-Fighters

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John Kenlon

John Kenlon became a New York City firefighter in 1887, and was appointed Fire Chief in 1911. In 1913, he wrote this authoritative book surv…

Seeking a Human Spaceflight Program Worthy of a Great Nation

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Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee and Review Of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee

"The [Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee] shall conduct an independent review of ongoing U.S. human space flight plans a…

Baltimore Hats

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William T. Brigham

It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labo…

Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy

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The Commission On Enhancing National Cybersecurity

President Obama formed The President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity on April 13, 2016 to develop a plan for protecting cyb…

Little Masterpieces of Science - Invention and Discovery

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George Iles

A collection of essays on various inventions and scientific discoveries, this volume of Little Masterpieces of Science from 1902 includes to…

Report to the President by the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Cha…

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Presidential Commission On The Space Shuttle Challenger

Since being sworn in on February 6, 1986, the Commission has been able to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the Challenger accident. …

Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240 Contribu…

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Part of the scholarly and scientific publications of the United States National Museum series: United States National Museum Bulletin.In the…

The Romance of Modern Engineering

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Archibald Williams

As it would be impossible to treat, in the compass of a few hundred pages, all the great engineering feats of modern times without reducing …

Silent Sentinels: Protective Relays for A-C and D-C Systems

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Westinghouse Electric And Manufacturing Company

Possibly the first book concerning the protective relays and schemes used in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric powe…

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