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  • Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Remote Sensing for Security Applicationsby Jeffrey Nanzer

    Artech House 2012; US$ 164.00

    Microwave and millimeter-wave remote sensing techniques are fast becoming a necessity in many aspects of security as detection and classification of objects or intruders becomes more difficult. This groundbreaking resource offers you expert guidance in this burgeoning area. It provides you with a thorough treatment of the principles of microwave and... more...

  • Gleichstellung im Feuerwehrwesenby Ilona Horwath

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    In den letzten Jahrzehnten sind Frauen sukzessive in vormals rein männerdominierte Berufsbereiche eingetreten. Eine solche Männerdomäne stellt auch das Feuerwehrwesen dar: Während Freiwillige Feuerwehren zum Teil regen Zulauf von Frauen und Mädchen verzeichnen, sind höhere Funktionen und berufliche Positionen im Feuerwehrwesen... more...

  • Wind Tunnel Testing of High-Rise Buildingsby Peter Irwin; Roy Denoon; David Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Since the 1960s, wind tunnel testing has become a commonly used tool in the design of tall buildings. It was pioneered, in large part, during the design of the World Trade Center Towers in New York. Since those early days of wind engineering, wind tunnel testing techniques have developed in sophistication, but these techniques are not widely understood... more...

  • Firefighter Examby LLC LearningExpress

    LearningExpress, LLC 2013; US$ 8.99

    Challenging, rewarding, and well-paying, firefighting is a terrific career choice. But before they join the ranks of one of the nation's most admired occupations, applicants must pass a rigorous exam. With 5 total practice exams, this guide provides the most thorough and up-to-date preparation available. Featuring the latest information and advice... more...

  • Fire Detection in Warehouse Facilitiesby Joshua Dinaburg; Daniel T. Gottuk

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    Automatic sprinklers systems are the primary fire protection system in warehouse and storage facilities. The effectiveness of this strategy has come into question due to the challenges presented by modern warehouse facilities, including increased storage heights and areas, automated storage retrieval systems (ASRS), limitations on water supplies, and... more...

  • Accidental Or Incendiary?by Richard D. Fitch; Edward A. Porter

    Charles C Thomas 1997; US$ 54.95

    This new updated edition provides fire investigators with a better understanding of fire dynamics. The subjects covered in the 17 chapters include: investigation of fires; accidental or incendiary; safety precautions; pyromaniacs; arsonists; vacant and occupied building fires; aircraft, boat and motor vehicle fires; electrical fires; false alarms;... more...

  • Fire Toxicityby A A Stec; T R Hull

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 315.00

    Toxic fire effluents are responsible for the majority of fire deaths, and an increasing large majority of fire injuries, driven by the widespread and increasing use of synthetic polymers. Fire safety has focused on preventing ignition and reducing flame spread through reducing the rate of heat release, while neglecting the important issue of fire toxicity.... more...

  • Fawley's Front Lineby Roger Hansford

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    In one of the most at-risk areas of the country, fire-fighting and preparedness are no laughing matter. Home to the UK's largest refinery, Fawley is vulnerable to petrochemical fires making the fire service vital to the town's infrastructure. Roger Hansford documents the provision and response of the local fire brigades through the century, not least... more...

  • Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principlesby Dennis P. Nolan

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 160.00

    Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements,... more...

  • Dust Explosion and Fire Prevention Handbookby Nicholas P. Cheremisinoff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    This handy volume is a ready ?go to? reference for the chemical engineer, plant manager, process engineer, or chemist working in industrial settings where dust explosions could be a concern, such as the process industries, coal industry, metal industry, and others.  Though dust explosions have been around since the Earth first formed, and they have... more...