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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
Vertical transportation systems (elevators, lifts, escalators and passenger conveyors) are used in almost all buildings of more than a few stories high. Traffic design and control, namely the movement of people by natural and mechanical means, need to be planned carefully as the costs of under- or over-provision are considerable and changes are not... more...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 69.00
Before skyscrapers forever transformed the landscape of the modern metropolis, the conveyance that made them possible had to be created. Invented in New York in the 1850s, the elevator became an urban fact of life on both sides of the Atlantic by the early twentieth century. While it may at first glance seem a modest innovation, it had wide-ranging... more...
- The Floating Press 1913; US$ 5.99
The essential improvements that Scottish inventor James Watt (1736 - 1819) made to the steam engine were fundamental to the Industrial Revolution. It would be hard to overstate the value of this invention to technological and social change - it gave us the modern world we live in today. This is his biography as written by Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-born... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 129.00
This is the first part of a series of books whose aim is to collect contributed papers describing the work of famous persons in MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science). The current work treats mainly technical developments in the historical evolution of the fields that today are grouped in MMS. Thus, the emphasis is on biographical notes describing the... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 109.00
Aims to collect contributed papers in a frame that can be a sort of dictionary of personalities in MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science). This work illustrates personalities by recognizing persons and their activity, by looking mainly at technical developments in the historical evolution of the fields that are grouped in MMS. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 139.95
Matthew Boulton was a leading industrialist, entrepreneur and Enlightenment figure. Often overshadowed through his association with James Watt, his Soho manufactories put Birmingham at the centre of what has recently been termed 'The Industrial Enlightenment'. Exploring his many activities and manufactures, and the regional, national and international... more...
- Elsevier Science 1975; US$ 72.95
Crane Handbook offers extensive advice on how to properly handle a crane. The handbook highlights various safety requirements and rules. The aim of the book is to improve the readers' crane operating skills, which could eventually make the book a standard working guide for training operators. The handbook first reminds the readers that the machine... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 149.00
Der Band liefert einen umfassenden Überblick über die Unfallverhütung bei Bau und Betrieb von Krananlagen. Die 10. Auflage fasst alles in einem Buch zusammen: die neuen Vorschriften, die sich aus den Europäischen Normen (EN-Vorschriften) für Krane hinsichtlich der Unfallverhütung ergeben, und die alte Unfallverhütungsvorschrift Kran BGV D6 (VGB 9),... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 114.00
The Ultimate Guide to Designing and Operating Safe, Efficient Rigging Systems Recent years have seen an abundance of changes in the rigging industry. This popular, hands-on reference brings you completely up to date on equipment, materials, systems, and regulations that affect your profession. Whether you are a maintenance technician, hoist... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 179.00
Building on the breakthrough text Philosophy and Engineering: An Emerging Agenda, this book offers 30 chapters covering conceptual and substantive developments in the philosophy of engineering, along with a series of critical reflections by engineering practitioners. The volume demonstrates how reflective engineering can contribute to a better understanding... more...