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  • Vintage Champagne on the Edge of Spaceby Sally Armstrong

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    In the era of Concorde, flying aboard this iconic aircraft was like being part of an elite club. Flying at the edge of space, seeing the curvature of the earth as well as jetting off to exotic locations on private charters were just normal parts of the job for Concorde employees. Sally Armstrong recounts her experiences as a stewardess flying with... more...

  • Concordeby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 22.99

    In Concorde , Jonathan Glancey tells the story of this magnificent and hugely popular aircraft anew, taking the reader from the moment Captain Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier in 1947 through to the last commercial flight of the supersonic airliner in 2003. It is a tale of national rivalries, technological leaps, daring prototypes, tightrope... more...

  • Cognitive Roboticsby Hooman Samani

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    The kimono-clad android robot that recently made its debut as the new greeter at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store is just one example of the rapid advancements being made in the field of robotics. Cognitive robotics is an approach to creating artificial intelligence in robots by enabling them to learn from and respond to real-world... more...

  • The Planet Remadeby Oliver Morton

    Granta Publications 2015; US$ 17.32

    A climate-crisis book which offers a new - and controversial - solution: geoengineering, and which delivers a rich, deep history of climate change, and the science and politics that underpin it more...

  • Rails Across North Americaby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99

    The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads. more...

  • Airspace Closure and Civil Aviationby Mr Steven D. Jaffe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The impact to airlines from airspace closure can be as benign as a two minute extension on an arrival pattern, or as catastrophic as a shoot down from a surface-to-air missile, as the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine in July 2014 demonstrates. Airspace constraints come in a variety of forms, both man-made and physical, but... more...

  • Commercial Space Explorationby Dr Jai Galliott; Professor Avery Plaw; Assoc Prof Katina Michael; Asst Prof Steven J Barela

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    Not since man set foot on the moon over four decades ago has there been such passion and excitement about space exploration. This enthusiasm and eagerness has been spurred on by the fact that for the first time since the very beginning of the space age, space travel is no longer limited to an elite group of highly trained and well-disciplined military... more...

  • Concrete Revolutionby Christopher Sneddon

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    Water may seem innocuous, but as a universal necessity, it inevitably intersects with politics when it comes to acquisition, control, and associated technologies. While we know a great deal about the socioecological costs and benefits of modern dams, we know far less about their political origins and ramifications. In Concrete Revolution , Christopher... more...

  • The Railwaysby Simon Bradley

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 22.66

    Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Newcastle... more...

  • Fluid-Structure Interactionby Jean-Francois Sigrist

    Wiley 2015; US$ 123.95

    Fluid-Structure Interaction: An Introduction to Finite Element Coupling fulfils the need for an introductive approach to the general concepts of Finite and Boundary Element Methods for FSI, from the mathematical formulation to the physical interpretation of numerical simulations. Based on the author?s experience in developing numerical codes for... more...