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- 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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
When the Railway Magazine of January 2000 published the results of its Millennium Poll, Sir Vincent Raven gained a 42nd place, along with Thomas Newcomen and Arthur Peppercorn. He, like them, usually merits little more than a brief mention in railway history books, yet in many ways he was much more than a typical man of his time. His sole employer... 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 49.95
Das umfassende Nachschlagewerk bietet einen herstellerübergreifenden Überblick zu Planung und Betrieb von Aufzügen und Fahrtreppen. Es gibt eine schnelle Übersicht der grundlegenden Normen und technischen Regelwerke. Diese werden mit zahlreichen Beispielen aus der Praxis erläutert. Mit wichtigen Tipps und konkreten Ratschlägen, die direkt in ihre... 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...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00
Among the engineers fueling the rapid rise of the automotive industry at the dawn of the 20th century was James Allison, a fountain pen maker who joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite, an early manufacturer of the power source for automotive headlights. This biography tracks Allison's involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 109.00
Lawrence K. Shapiro, P.E., is a principal of Howard I. Shapiro & Associates. A participant on national and international committees for writing crane standards, his field of practice includes tower and mobile crane installation design, scaffolding, shoring, forensic engineering, and construction planning. Jay P. Shapiro, P.E., is a principal... 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...
- 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...