Jane's Space Systems and Industry

Author: Bill Sweetman,Kimberley Ebner

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628138

Category: Reference

Page: 487

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Jane's Space Systems and Industry (JSD) provides key space technology and engineering information from civil space organisations, commercial and defence industries. JSD follows past, present and future missions through the entire contractual and mission phase from the design, assembly, payload integration and testing to the space launch including any operational support. Technical specifications of orbital and suborbital space launch vehicles, satellites and spacecraft are also featured in this title, as well as worldwide launch facilities and spaceports including detailed year to year world space 'launch' logs.

Jane's Space Directory

Author: David Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780710626387

Category: Astronautics

Page: 983

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- Government and non-government space programmes - Global space industry directory - Civilian operations - Orbital and suborbital launch vehicles - Propulsion - Commercial and military satellites - Planetary and space science - Human space flight - Launch listings - Contractors

Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition

Author: Bonnie A. Osif

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439850038

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

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With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Jane's Space Recognition Guide

Author: Peter Bond

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061191337

Category: History

Page: 384

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The essential, most comprehensive guide to spacecraft and space exploration includes: Civilian and military spacecraft Shuttles and satellites Space agencies Information on current and historic space missions More than 400 color photographs

Space Warfare and Defense

A Historical Encyclopedia and Research Guide

Author: Bert Chapman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598840061

Category: History

Page: 403

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This timely resource provides a history of the development of space weapons and warfare strategies and a comprehensive reference guide to the growing literature on the subject. * Over 375 alphabetically organized entries covering all aspects of military space initiatives, such as New World Vistas, the Air Force Counterspace Operations Doctrine, Project Corona, the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, space-based infrared systems, and much more * An exhaustive reference guide to current and historical literature on U.S., Russian, Chinese, and European military space policy and programs—an unprecedented resource for further study * A detailed chronology of key events in the military development of space, from Eisenhower's approval of the "U.S. Policy on Outer Space" to China's recent launch of a military photoreconnaissance satellite * A full glossary of terms and acronyms essential to the understanding of military space policies and technologies

History of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Author: George Paul Sutton

Publisher: AIAA

ISBN: 9781563476495

Category: Science

Page: 911

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Written by a rocket propulsion expert, this book gives an account of the liquid propellant rocket engine field. It includes information on the early pioneers, amateur rocket societies, evolution of hardware components, investigations of different liquid propellants, and the principal areas of application.

Museums in a Troubled World

Renewal, Irrelevance or Collapse?

Author: Robert R. Janes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134041683

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Are Museums Irrelevant? Museums are rarely acknowledged in the global discussion of climate change, environmental degradation, the inevitability of depleted fossil fuels, and the myriad local issues concerning the well-being of particular communities – suggesting the irrelevance of museums as social institutions. At the same time, there is a growing preoccupation among museums with the marketplace, and museums, unwittingly or not, are embracing the values of relentless consumption that underlie the planetary difficulties of today. Museums in a Troubled World argues that much more can be expected of museums as publicly supported and knowledge-based institutions. The weight of tradition and a lack of imagination are significant factors in museum inertia and these obstacles are also addressed. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, combining anthropology ethnography, museum studies and management theory, this book goes beyond conventional museum thinking. Robert R. Janes explores the meaning and role of museums as key intellectual and civic resources in a time of profound social and environmental change. This volume is a constructive examination of what is wrong with contemporary museums, written from an insider’s perspective that is grounded in both hope and pragmatism. The book’s conclusions are optimistic and constructive, and highlight the unique contributions that museums can make as social institutions, embedded in their communities, and owned by no one.

Dark Age Ahead

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307369633

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Visionary thinker Jane Jacobs uses her authoritative work on urban life and economies to show us how we can protect and strengthen our culture and communities. In Dark Age Ahead, Jane Jacobs identifies five pillars of our culture that we depend on but which are in serious decline: community and family; higher education; the effective practice of science; taxation and government; and self-policing by learned professions. The decay of these pillars, Jacobs contends, is behind such ills as environmental crisis, racism and the growing gulf between rich and poor; their continued degradation could lead us into a new Dark Age, a period of cultural collapse in which all that keeps a society alive and vibrant is forgotten. But this is a hopeful book as well as a warning. Jacobs draws on her vast frame of reference -- from fifteenth-century Chinese shipbuilding to zoning regulations in Brampton, Ontario -- and in highly readable, invigorating prose offers proposals that could arrest the cycles of decay and turn them into beneficent ones. Wise, worldly, full of real-life examples and accessible concepts, this book is an essential read for perilous times. From the Hardcover edition.

Ready for Takeoff

China's Advancing Aerospace Industry

Author: Roger Cliff,Chad J. R. Ohlandt,David Yang

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833052063

Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE

Page: 162

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and other foreign aerospace firms are dependent on supplies from China, and the implications of all of these issues for U.S. security interests. The study should be of interest to business analysts, policymakers, lawmakers, and anyone who wishes to learn about China's market for commercial aviation, the capabilities of China's aerospace manufacturing industry, the role foreign aerospace firms are playing in the development of China's aerospace capabilities, and security implications for the United States. This research was sponsored by the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which was established by Congress in 2000 to monitor and report on the economic and national security dimensions of U.S. trade and economic ties with the People's Republic of China. This research was conducted within the International Security and Defense Policy Center of the RAND Corporation's National Security Research Division (NSRD).

Japan's Space Program

A Fork in the Road?

Author: Steven Berner

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society

ISBN: 9780833038005

Category: History

Page: 37

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Reviews the history of Japan's space program, its organization and recent changes, the origins and status of its satellite reconnaissance program, factors affecting its spave program, and the directions the program may take next.

Jane's Weapons

Infantry

Author: Richard D. Jones,Leland S. Ness

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710630599

Category: History

Page: N.A

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'Jane's Infantry Weapons 2013-2014' provides the reader with a detailed country-by-country analysis of all small arms and crew-served weapons in service around the world. Details of development, technical description, specifications and images ensure ease of identification.

Lean Software Development in Action

Author: Andrea Janes,Giancarlo Succi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642005039

Category: Computers

Page: 393

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This book illustrates how goal-oriented, automated measurement can be used to create Lean organizations and to facilitate the development of Lean software, while also demonstrating the practical implementation of Lean software development by combining tried and trusted tools. In order to be successful, a Lean orientation of software development has to go hand in hand with a company’s overall business strategy. To achieve this, two interrelated aspects require special attention: measurement and experience management. In this book, Janes and Succi provide the necessary knowledge to establish “Lean software company thinking,” while also exploiting the latest approaches to software measurement. A comprehensive, company-wide measurement approach is exactly what companies need in order to align their activities to the demands of their stakeholders, to their business strategy, etc. With the automatic, non-invasive measurement approach proposed in this book, even small and medium-sized enterprises that do not have the resources to introduce heavyweight processes will be able to make their software development processes considerably more Lean. The book is divided into three parts. Part I, “Motivation for Lean Software Development,” explains just what “Lean Production” means, why it can be advantageous to apply Lean concepts to software engineering, and which existing approaches are best suited to achieving this. Part II, “The Pillars of Lean Software Development,” presents the tools needed to achieve Lean software development: Non-invasive Measurement, the Goal Question Metric approach, and the Experience Factory. Finally, Part III, “Lean Software Development in Action,” shows how different tools can be combined to enable Lean Thinking in software development. The book primarily addresses the needs of all those working in the field of software engineering who want to understand how to establish an efficient and effective software development process. This group includes developers, managers, and students pursuing an M.Sc. degree in software engineering.

Flight Performance of Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft

Author: Antonio Filippone

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080461034

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 600

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Calculation and optimisation of flight performance is required to design or select new aircraft, efficiently operate existing aircraft, and upgrade aircraft. It provides critical data for aircraft certification, accident investigation, fleet management, flight regulations and safety. This book presents an unrivalled range of advanced flight performance models for both transport and military aircraft, including the unconventional ends of the envelopes. Topics covered include the numerical solution of supersonic acceleration, transient roll, optimal climb of propeller aircraft, propeller performance, long-range flight with en-route stop, fuel planning, zero-gravity flight in the atmosphere, VSTOL operations, ski jump from aircraft carrier, optimal flight paths at subsonic and supersonic speed, range-payload analysis of fixed- and rotary wing aircraft, performance of tandem helicopters, lower-bound noise estimation, sonic boom, and more. This book will be a valuable text for undergraduate and post-graduate level students of aerospace engineering. It will also be an essential reference and resource for practicing aircraft engineers, aircraft operations managers and organizations handling air traffic control, flight and flying regulations, standards, safety, environment, and the complex financial aspects of flying aircraft. Unique coverage of fixed and rotary wing aircraft in a unified manner, including optimisation, emissions control and regulation. Ideal for students, aeronautical engineering capstone projects, and for widespread professional reference in the aerospace industry. Comprehensive coverage of computer-based solution of aerospace engineering problems; the critical analysis of performance data; and case studies from real world engineering experience. Supported by end of chapter exercises

Military Robots and Drones: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook

Author: Paul J. Springer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847333

Category: History

Page: 297

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This book provides an insightful introduction to the most important field of military innovation for the 21st century—robotic and drone weaponry. • A chronology of important events in robotic technology • A detailed bibliography on the latest sources related to this innovative technology

Night Wonders

Author: N.A

Publisher: Charlesbridge Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Explores the solar system and galaxy to the edges of the known universe to reveal the scope and structure of the cosmos in detail, with the help of informative sidebars and NASA images.

Camp All-American, Hanoi Jane, and the High-and-tight

Gender, Folklore, and Changing Military Culture

Author: Carol Burke

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807046609

Category: History

Page: 264

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A folklorist who taught as a civilian professor at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, for seven years, Carol Burke analyzes the military as an occupational folk group, arguing that every detail of military culture—from the "high and tight" haircut to the chants sung in basic training—is laden with significance. Exploring the minute ways that "the cult of masculinity" persists in all branches of the United States military today, Burke unearths fascinating details and offers eye-opening anecdotes about basic training, military dress and speech, the history of the marching chant, the disdain some veterans still harbor for Jane Fonda, and the colorful—and sometimes questionable—rituals of military manhood. Postulating that culture is made—not born—Burke urges the military to consciously change its policy of "gendered apartheid" so it can evolve into the gender-, race-, and sexuality-neutral democratic institution it needs to be. "As Carol Burke makes clear in this important book, American military culture is now driven less by soldierly professionalism or patriotic zeal than by a toxic combination of misogyny and homophobia . . . Razor-sharp in its analysis, and harrowingly well-informed, it is essential for those concerned with our military, democracy, and culture."—Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder "Carol Burke reveals how institutional cultures become sexist--and stay sexist. She uses her sharp feminist eye and ears to expose the boy-o jokes, marching chants, and initiation rituals that are the very stuff of privileging certain forms of masculinity, insuring not only that women are marginalized, but also that men police other men. After reading Carol Burke, the US Naval Academy and its counterparts throughout the military will never look--or sound--the same."-Cynthia Enloe, author of "Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives"

Spaces of Work

Global Capitalism and Geographies of Labour

Author: Noel Castree

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972174

Category: Science

Page: 303

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Spaces of Work is an accessible examination of the role of labour in the modern world. The authors critically assess the present condition and future prospects for workers through the geographies of place, space and scale, and in conjunction with other more commonly studied components of the globalisation such as production, trade and finance. Each chapter presents examples of labour practice from around the world, and across multiple sectors of work, not just Western manufacturing. In addition, the book features: · further reading section with key questions · glossary of key terms · short summaries of the main theoretical approaches · guide to further learning resouces Spaces of Work is a key book for all social scientists interested in the contemporary state of labour, and the scope for progressive change within the capitalist system. Students of human geography, sociology, international political economy, economics and cultural studies will all find this an invaluable text.

Your Child's Growing Mind

Brain Development and Learning From Birth to Adolescence

Author: Jane Healy

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307788946

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

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The completely updated and expanded version of the 1987 classic hailed by parents and educators everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.