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  • Parallel Programming in OpenMPby Rohit Chandra; Ramesh Menon; Leo Dagum; David Kohr; Dror Maydan; Jeff McDonald

    Elsevier Science 2000; US$ 66.95

    The rapid and widespread acceptance of shared-memory multiprocessor architectures has created a pressing demand for an efficient way to program these systems. At the same time, developers of technical and scientific applications in industry and in government laboratories find they need to parallelize huge volumes of code in a portable fashion. OpenMP,... more...

  • "Live from Cape Canaveral"by Jay Barbree

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 12.99

    Some fifty years ago as a cub reporter, Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Albany, Georgia. On a double date where the couples actually did some star gazing, Barbree recognized that exploring space would become one of the most important stories of the century. Convinced that one day astronauts would walk on the moon, Barbree... more...

  • Gatwick Airportby Charles Woodley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    This book covers the development of Gatwick from its beginnings in the 1930s, through its wartime service, its closure for redevelopment and re-opening in 1958 as London's second airport. It chronicles the struggle to attract airlines and services to the airport in the late 1950s, and the impetus provided by the adoption of Gatwick as their base by... more...

  • Soaring Pilot's Manualby Ken Stewart

    Crowood 2014; US$ 23.33

    The Soaring Pilot's Manual advances the reader from elementary flying to confident soaring by clearly and precisely explaining the basic soaring mechanisms and techniques. Explanatory diagrams illustrate the text throughout, making a complicated subject simple to understand. Having covered the first steps, the book progresses to cross-country flying... more...

  • Helicopter Pilot's Manual Vol 1by Norman Bailey

    Crowood 2014; US$ 23.33

    This manual has been produced for students undertaking their basic helicopter training. It concentrates on explaining not only how and why the helicopter flies but also on the correct handling techniques needed to master the flying exercises required to obtain a helicopter pilot's licence. The simpliflied text together with an abundance of diagrams... more...

  • Helicopter Pilot's Companionby Helen Krasner

    Crowood 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Helicopter Pilot's Companion is essential reading for those who are considering training to be a helicopter pilot, those currently undertaking training and those who have recently gained their Private Pilot's Licence for helicopters. Written in a clear, no-nonsense style, it covers a whole range of subjects concerning rotary aviation including... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Missesby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Air Disasters and Near Missesby Paul Simpson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 11.35

    An incredible 30,000 flights - at least - arrive safely at their destinations every day. But a handful don't, while some come terrifyingly close to crashing. When even the smallest thing does go wrong at 35,000 feet, the result is nearly always a fast-unfolding tragedy. This extensive collection of compelling real-life accounts of air disasters... more...

  • 35 Miles from Shoreby Emilio Corsetti III

    Odyssey Publishing 2008; US$ 9.95

    On May 2, 1970, a DC-9 jet with 57 passengers and a crew of six departed from New York?s JFK International Airport en route to the tropical island of St. Maarten, but four hours and 34 minutes later the flight ended in the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean. It was, and remains, the only open-water ditching of a commercial jet. The subsequent... more...

  • Birdmen, Batmen, and Skyflyersby Michael Abrams

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    The Wright Brothers were wimps. Or so you might think after reading this account of their unsung but even more daring rivals?the men and women who strapped wings to their backs and took to the sky. If only for a few seconds. People have been dying to fly, quite literally, since the dawn of history. They?ve made wings of feather and bone, leather... more...