American Fireboats

The History of Waterborne Firefighting and Rescue in America

Author: Wayne Mutza

Publisher: Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers

ISBN: 9780764352713

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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The first comprehensive account of fire and rescue boats in America, this profusely illustrated book sheds light on a heroic tradition dating to the nineteenth century. From coast to coast and in cities large and small, it documents everything from battleship-size fireboats so powerful their monitors could reduce concrete structures to rubble, to small water-jet-powered fireboats, and everything in between. Included are operational details that showcase the proud traditions of marine firefighting. The author traces the evolution of mammoth wood and iron fireboats to modern, high-tech aluminum vessels whose role is dictated by ever-changing dangers and technology. This book pays tribute to marine firefighters who served with purpose and pride, and who continue to answer the call of danger.

American Dunkirk

The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

Author: James M Kendra,Tricia Wachtendorf

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439908214

Category: History

Page: 188

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When the terrorist attacks struck New York City on September 11, 2001, boat operators and waterfront workers quickly realized that they had the skills, the equipment, and the opportunity to take definite, immediate action in responding to the most significant destructive event in the United States in decades. For many of them, they were “doing what needed to be done.” American Dunkirk shows how people, many of whom were volunteers, mobilized rescue efforts in various improvised and spontaneous ways on that fateful date. Disaster experts James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf examine the efforts through fieldwork and interviews with many of the participants to understand the evacuation and its larger implications for the entire practice of disaster management. The authors ultimately explore how people—as individuals, groups, and formal organizations—pull together to respond to and recover from startling, destructive events. American Dunkirk asks, What can these people and lessons teach us about not only surviving but thriving in the face of calamity?

London's Emergency Service Vehicles

Author: Dave Boulter

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445671948

Category: Medical

Page: 96

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Dave Boulter's lavishly illustrated and fascinating insight into the world of London's emergency services.

American Education

A History

Author: Jennings L. Wagoner, Jr.,Wayne J. Urban

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136266100

Category: Education

Page: 407

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American Education: A History, 5e is a comprehensive, highly-regarded history of American education from pre-colonial times to the present. Chronologically organized, it provides an objective overview of each major period in the development of American education, setting the discussion against the broader backdrop of national and world events. The first text to explore Native American traditions (including education) prior to colonization, it also offers strong, ongoing coverage of minorities and women. This edition includes more visual illustrations as well as new or expanded attention to the Jacksonian era and the politics surrounding the Common School, the McGuffey Readers, church-school-immigrant conflicts and accommodations, the Morrill Acts, community colleges, youth organizations, the impact of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl years, education and the Civilian Conservation Corps, National Youth Administration, and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Race to the Top (RttT) legislation. Also, a new epilogue provides closing comments on the present and future prospects for American education. Balanced Perspective – The authors provide contrasting views of American educational traditions, reforms, and theories in order to maintain a balanced view of events. They also set discussions against the broader backdrop of national and world events. Pre-colonial Focus – A unique and much praised opening chapter discusses the educational traditions of Native Americans and the two-way learning exchanges that occurred between two distinct "old world" cultures, that is, between Native American and European cultures. The Indians taught as well as learned from the colonists. No other text has this feature. Cultural Conflict Focus – Throughout the text attention is paid to the cultural conflicts embedded in the majority-minority struggles of Native Americans and various immigrant groups throughout the nation’s history. Chapter 5, Class, Caste and Education in the South, concentrates on the subjugation of African Americans and the use of education to both facilitate and fight that subjugation. Readability – Reviewers have labelled this the "best written text on the market" in terms of style, clarity and interest. "It’s clarity and readability differentiate it from other books."

Drive

The Definitive History of Motoring

Author: Giles Chapman

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 9781465469243

Category: Transportation

Page: 360

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Charting the 130-years from the arrival of horseless carriages to the advent of driverless vehicles, celebrate the automobile and the romance of the open road. Beginning with the development of the first vehicles powered by an internal combustion engine, Drive explores the early glamour of driving, motor sport, and car design, and looks at how the automobile has shaped the modern world. Revealing the advances in technology and design that have made cars faster, safer, and better to drive, and transformed them from a means of transportation into objects of status, excitement, and desire, Drive tracks trends in auto manufacturing and the public's changing tastes in cars: whether it's Golden Era sports cars such as the MG, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, and Chevrolet, muscle cars like the Mustang, hot rods, custom cars, the hippie-standard VW, or modern-day hybrid cars. Trivia and fascinating facts covering the growth of car racing, the development of traffic lights, the boom in automobile advertising, the first car washes, and the craft of artisan-made cars complete the subject, making it a must-have for car enthusiasts.

The American Steam Locomotive in the Twentieth Century

Author: Tom Morrison

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476627932

Category: Transportation

Page: 636

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 Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time—enormous engines that powered a colossal industry. They were deceptively simple machines, yet, the more their technology was studied, the more obscure it became. Despite immense and sustained engineering efforts, steam locomotives remained grossly inefficient in their use of increasingly costly fuel and labor. In the end, they baffled their masters and, as soon as diesel-electric technology provided an alternative, steam locomotives disappeared from American railroads. Drawing on the work of eminent engineers and railroad managers of the day, this lavishly illustrated history chronicles the challenges, triumphs and failures of American steam locomotive development and operation.

The Frozen Frontier

Polar Bound through the Northwest Passage

Author: Jane Maufe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 147293573X

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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The Northwest Passage proved so elusive for so long that many sailors and explorers believed it didn't actually exist. A sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through the Arctic archipelago, it wasn't until Roald Amundsen's 1903Â?06 voyage that the Northwest Passage's existence was finally proved, but the transit is treacherous and entirely dependent upon the ice giving up its grip for sufficient time to allow vessels through. This is not a journey undertaken by average sailors in small private boats. But David Scott Cowper, 73, is no ordinary sailor. There are seven possible routes through the Northwest Passage, and Cowper had sailed through six of them singlehanded. This is the account of the sixth and most northerly Â? from ocean to ocean through the McClure Strait, this time accompanied by Jane Maufe, his crew. The account of the voyage is written by Jane and she captures Cowper's steely determination, resourcefulness in the face of adversity and humility in the wake of great achievement. Theirs is an old-fashioned relationship, where each party expects to fulfil their stereotypical roles. But Jane is no push-over - she can steer a watch, haul sails, and leap ashore slippery pontoons with heavy ropes like the best of them. As well as a captivating story of adventurous sailing it provides a fascinating insight into the relationship between two serious and dedicated sailors, alone together in some of the most isolated and forbidding desolate wastes on earth. It is a relationship built on respect and high expectations, mutual ambition and also self-sacrifice, and the book is a uniquely revealing and charming account.

Train

The Definitive Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465436588

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.

Dkw

The Complete History of a World Marque

Author: Siegfried Rauch,Frank Rnicke

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764348013

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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Long considered the definitive book on DKW (Dampf-Kraft-Wagen), this classic book is now available in a complete English language edition. Featuring over 640 colour and black-and-white images, this book covers all of the automobiles and motorcycles manufactured by the legendary DKW from its founding in the early twentieth century to its closing in the 1960s. Described in detail are the technical developments of the famed two-stroke engine, thanks to which DKW earned its excellent world-wide reputation. Prior to World War II, DKW was the worlds largest producer of motorcycles with great success in both the racing and civilian markets. Clearly presented is the complex company history, including its 1932 merger with Audi, Horch and Wanderer to form the Auto union, and later take-over by Daimler-Benz then Volkswagen. Many of the superb quality images come from factory archives and include manufacturing views, as well as line schemes and plans. Original German edition publisher Frank Rönicke, who knew the author Siegfried Rauch (1906-1997) personally and was able to inherit his archive, has revised and supplemented the original text for this new edition and added a series of color photos to this classic of DKW literature.

Vintage Trailer Voyeur

A Peek Inside the Unique Custom Trailer Culture

Author: Vicki Ocken

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

ISBN: 9780764351280

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Take a fanciful journey into the world of vintage camping trailers through the stories of their owners. Almost 400 photos offer a peek at the rare, the unique, the coveted, and the just plain adorable. Tag along to a vintage trailer rally, visit an all-girls camp, and check out the decor of these jewels ranging from original birch paneling, chenille bedspreads, and a period-perfect Dixie stove, to a "Sharkstream" trailer-as-art-installation. Those with the conviction that trailers deserve to be loved and lived in will enjoy exploring the possibilities as they search for, renovate, or simply dream of living in their own little piece of history."

Tanker Operations

A Handbook for the Person-in-charge (PIC)

Author: Mark Huber

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780870336201

Category: Transportation

Page: 418

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The domestic and international rules governing the qualifications for personnel serving on tank vessels have changed in recent years. To address those new requirements, the fourth edition of Tanker Operations incorporates new material by Mark Huber and other contributors, providing an updated textbook for maritime schools and individuals pursuing a tankerman endorsement. It is also a standard reference for anyone involved in the tanker industry. The subject areas from the third edition have been expanded and address such basics as vessel construction and cargo characteristics; cargo piping and venting systems; cargo measurement and transfer operations; ballasting and deballasting; tank cleaning operations and pollution regulations; gas freeing and inert gas systems. New sections include inspection procedures for chartering, cargo pump troubleshooting, and details concerning the role of the tankerman from a commercial perspective in the transportation industry. Separate chapters are devoted to the hazards and precautions relating to enclosed space entry and the emergency operations that involve situations specific to the cargo area of a vessel. Review questions have been incorporated at the end of each chapter to ensure that the information has been covered and understood by the reader. A comprehensive glossary is also provided.

Tugboats Illustrated

History, Technology, Seamanship

Author: Paul Farrell

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393069310

Category:

Page: 192

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A gorgeously detailed guide to the evolution, design, and role of tugboats, from the earliest days of steam to today s most advanced ocean-going workboats."

My River Chronicles

Rediscovering the Work that Built America; A Personal and Historical Journey

Author: Jessica DuLong

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416586989

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

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A merchant marine officer traces how she became an engineer aboard an antique fireboat, describing the history that shaped her profession, her service after the September 11 attacks, and her thoughts on the relevance of hands-on work.

Marine Firefighters

Author: Meish Goldish

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 9781627240987

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Details the men and women who fight fires aboard ships or on the seaside, looking at their responsibilities, vehicles, and gear.

Conducting Environmental Impact Assessment in Developing Countries

Author: Prasad Modak,Asit K. Biswas

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789280809657

Category: Political Science

Page: 364

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"Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a policy and management tool for planning and decision-making."--BOOK JACKET. "This volume includes an introduction to EIA, and explains its process, methods, and tools. It discusses the implementation of specific environmental management measures and the need for their constant monitoring. The authors also explore the writing and reviewing of an EIA report and the process of translating and communicating the findings of an EIA study to decision makers and the public. The book also examines emerging trends in EIA and concludes with a number of illustrative case studies."--BOOK JACKET.

Milwaukee Fire Department

Author: Wayne Mutza

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073853434X

Category: History

Page: 128

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The Milwaukee Fire Department, like the city it serves, boasts a long and proud past, rich with diverse details. The department first formed as a volunteer organization in 1837, evolving into a full-time service by 1874. Steeped in pride and tradition, its penchant for innovation is legendary. These traits have characterized legions of brave and skillful professionals whose devotion to duty established the department's reputation as a leader in protecting lives and property. Throughout the department's history, its members have left their mark in countless ways, reflecting the background, work ethic, and talent of Milwaukee's citizens.

The Flame Within

Memoir of a Firefighter

Author: Wayne Mutza

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786472766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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A former City of Milwaukee firefighter, the author writes his memoir with candor, depth, spice and emotional insight. He lays out the tumultuous events that led him as a youth into the profession, and the wealth of eye-opening experiences along the way. He plumbs the character of the firefighters and paramedics who answer the call for rescue--but also the character of those who make the call, the rescuer and the rescued. The author keeps the reader close with vivid details of fighting fire and dealing with the anguish of loss and destruction. He pulls no punches; he also describes the promotion process, the politics in stations and in the service as a whole, the struggle of teaching young firefighters, and the heavy price of dedication. The book fully displays the humanity of members of the fire service and the flavor of fire service tradition.

The Archaeology of the Second World War

Uncovering Britain's Wartime Heritage

Author: Gabriel Moshenska

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781848846418

Category: History

Page: 146

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He shows how archaeology can bring the ruins, relics and historic sites of the war to life, especially when it is combined with interviews and archival research in order to build up a clear picture of Britain and its people during the conflict. His work provides for the first time a broad and inclusive overview of the main themes of Second World War archaeology and a guide to many of the different types of sites in Britain. It will open up the subject for readers who have a general interest in the war and it will be necessary reading and reference for those who are already fascinated by wartime archaeology - they will find something new and unexpected within the wide range of sites featured in the book.