The Lame Horse

Author: James R. Rooney

Publisher: The Russell Meerdink Company Ltd.

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Category: Medical

Page: 261

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The Cutting Edge

A Half Century of U.S. Fighter Aircraft R&D

Author: Mark A. Lorell

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 245

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The proposition that innovation is critical in the cost-effective design and development of successful military aircraft is still subject to some debate. RAND research indicates that innovation is promoted by intense competition among three or more industry competitors. Given the critical policy importance of this issue in the current environment of drastic consolidation of the aerospace defense industry, the authors here examine the history of the major prime contractors in developing jet fighters since World War II. They make use of an extensive RAND database that includes nearly all jet fighters, fighter-attack aircraft, and bombers developed and flown by U.S. industry since 1945, as well as all related prototypes, modifications, upgrades, etc. The report concludes that (1) experience matters, because of the tendency to specialize and thus to develop system-specific expertise; (2) yet the most dramatic innovations and breakthroughs came from secondary or marginal players trying to compete with the industry leaders; and (3) dedicated military R&D conducted or directly funded by the U.S. government has been critical in the development of new higher-performance fighters and bombers.

The Printing Ink Manual

Author: Robert Leach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 872

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The Printing Ink Manual was first published in 1961 under the auspices of the Society of British Printing Ink Manufacturers with the object of providing an authoritative work on printing ink technology. This, the fourth edition, continues that purpose and presents a comprehensive study of the current 'state of the art' in the ink industry. For those starting in the printing ink industry it is a textbook dealing with all aspects of the formulation and manufacture of printing ink. For the ink technician it is a practical manual and useful source of reference. For printers and users of printed material the manual supplies helpful information on the nature and behaviour of ink both on the printing press and as the finished print. Readers with a little scientific knowledge will have no difficulty in using the manual. but as in previous editions, sufficient chemistry and physics have been introduced to assist the advanced technician and research scientist.

Flying Star Feng Shui

Change Your Energy; Change Your Luck

Author: Stephen Skinner

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 920

Flying Star Feng Shui adds a new "time dimension" to feng shui practice reflecting the fact that the subtle energies present in our living environment are constantly changing. The flying star combinations make it possible to respond to-or prepare for-these changing energy "situations." These methods produce impressive and rapid results and can both shorten periods of bad luck, while initiating or prolonging periods of good fortune. These concepts have previously been available only from a few untranslated or highly technical sources. Author Stephen Skinner has a international reputation as a populizer of feng shui concepts for Western readers. In Flying Star Feng Shui he introduces one of the most effective and popular aspects of feng shui practice today.

Learning from the Water

Fishing Tactics & Fly Designs for the Toughest Trout

Author: Rene Harrop

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN:

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 149

90 fly patterns that will work east and west plus details on insects and the patterns developed to imitate them.

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Author: Kraig Brockschmidt

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 1311

View: 514

Microsoft Press is pleased to offer the second edition of Kraig Brockschmidt's in-depth ebook on writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript on the Windows 8.1 platform. The ebook includes 20 chapters and 4 appendices. Download the PDF (30.1 MB) http://aka.ms/611111pdf Download the EPUB file (71.2 MB) http://aka.ms/611111epub Download the Mobi for Kindle file (113 MB) http://aka.ms/611111mobi Download Companion Files (132 MB) http://aka.ms/611111files

Marxism in Britain

Dissent, Decline and Re-emergence 1945-c.2000

Author: Keith Laybourn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 208

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Since the Second World War, Marxism in Britain has declined almost to the point of oblivion. The Communist Party of Great Britain had more than 50,000 members in the early 1940s, but less than 5,000 when it disbanded in 1991. Dissenting and Trotskyist organisations experienced a very similar decline, although there has been a late flowering of Marxism in Scotland. Based on the Communist Party archives at Manchester, this text examines the decline over the last sixty years. Dealing with the impact of the Cold War upon British Marxism, the book looks at how international events such as the Soviet invasions of Hungary and Czechslovakia affected the Communist Party of Great Britain. The issues of Marxism and Britain’s withdrawal from the Empire are also addressed, as are the Marxist influence upon British industrial relations and its involvement in the feminist movement. Focusing on the current debate in British Marxist history over the influence of Moscow and Stalinism on the Communist Party, Keith Laybourn explores the ways in which this issue, which divides historians, undermined Marxism in Britain.