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  • The Nalco Guide to Cooling Water Systems Failure Analysis, Second Editionby NALCO Chemical Company

    McGraw-Hill Education 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Most Complete, Current Guide to Failure Analysis for Cooling Water Systems Fully updated for the latest technologies and techniques, this new edition describes proven procedures for determining the root cause of cooling system failure, correcting the problem, and preventing future occurrences. The first section covers cooling water system design... more...

  • Plashers Meadby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The 1915 novel Plashers Mead is a sequel to the remarkably popular Sinister Street. The books follow the lives -- and loves -- of a pair of siblings who were born into a wealthy family, but without the benefit of holy matrimony. Lacking the benefits that come with an official birthright, the two try to make their way the best they can. more...

  • The Altar Stepsby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Born into a prominent family of stage actors, author Compton MacKenzie was remarkably prolific and tackled a broad range of subjects and genres over the course of his lengthy literary career. The novel The Altar Steps offers an in-depth account of the internal and external struggles facing a young man who wants to follow his father into the ministry,... more...

  • The Passionate Elopementby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    English-born writer Compton MacKenzie burst onto the literary scene with several well-received novels and plays in the early 1900s. Based on one of MacKenzie's early plays, The Passionate Elopement is a gripping page-turner that will engage and enthrall fans of historical fiction. more...

  • Carnivalby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In the novel Carnival, celebrated author Compton MacKenzie offers historical fiction fans the best of both worlds: a sweeping drama that brings to life the rural Scottish countryside and a gripping emotional account of the coming of age of one remarkable young girl, Jenny Pearl. Deemed shocking in its realism by critics at the time of the novel's... more...

  • Sinister Street, Volume Twoby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    In this second volume of a two-volume set, young protagonist Michael Fane goes to college and begins to explore his growing independence and the world around him. Acclaimed by an array of authors and critics as one of the most important works of fiction of the era, Sinister Street, Volume Two is a gripping literary account of young adulthood at the... more...

  • Sinister Street, Volume Oneby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    The first of a two-volume series, Sinister Street, Volume One is a heavily autobiographical account of a young man, Michael Fane, who is the privileged but illegitimate child of a wealthy father. This volume presents an account of Michael's family background, his childhood and his prep school career. more...

  • Poor Relationsby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    This engaging novel from British author Compton MacKenzie follows the professional travails and romantic ups and downs of John Touchstone, a "successful romantic playwright and unsuccessful realistic novelist." Drawing heavily on his own life experiences and his family's background as one of the foremost clans of stage actors in Europe,... more...

  • Rich Relativesby Compton MacKenzie

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    British author Compton MacKenzie was a brilliant chronicler of oddballs, eccentrics, and the clashes between classes. In Rich Relatives, he tells the story of fiercely independent Jasmine Grant, whose idyllic life in Italy is dashed to bits at the behest of her upper-class relations. Will she find a way to live life on her own terms? more...

  • Maven: The Definitive Guideby Sonatype Company

    O'Reilly Media 2008; US$ 27.99

    For too long, developers have worked on disorganized application projects, where every part seemed to have its own build system, and no common repository existed for information about the state of the project. Now there's help. The long-awaited official documentation to Maven is here. Written by Maven creator Jason Van Zyl and his team at Sonatype,... more...