Author: Douglas Hansen,Redwood Kardon,Paddy Morrissey
Publisher: Taunton Press
Designed to emphasize the central life-safety principles that underscore building codes throughout the United States, this updated sixth edition of the essential Code Check guide provides all the information that builders need to avoid the most common code violations. Featuring laminated pages and a spiral-bound spine that lies flat, this reliable reference reflects the most up-to-date changes in the current International Residential Code. Covering foundations, framing, plumbing, wiring, interior and exterior walls, fireplaces, and chimneys, the flipbook is also cross-referenced to the Uniform Plumbing Code, the Uniform Mechanical Code, and the National Electrical Code. This tough-as-nails new edition belongs on every job site.
This volume picks up where the original Code Check leaves off and expands on the electrical code section. Code Check Electrical clarifies the principles behind the electrical codes to ensure safety and prevent unnecessary violations. It also explains why electrical codes call for certain specifications.
This uniquely effective guide helps readers master the 2017 National Electrical Code, using highly detailed, technically accurate illustrations to make even the most complex aspects of the code easier to understand and apply. An experienced author, educator, and master electrician, Charles Miller translates the often vague, complicated language of the 2017 NEC into clear, simple instructions accompanied by helpful visuals. Topics are organized logically and presented in a convenient, modular format for easy reference, beginning with fundamental concepts and progressing to requirements for various dwellings, from one-family homes to multi-family housing, commercial locations, and special occupancies. The Seventh Edition of this trusted resource provides thorough coverage of changes to the 2017 NEC, as well as numerous new and updated illustrations. Comprehensive coverage, an innovative learning approach perfect for today's visual learners, and accurate, up-to-date information make this valuable resource indispensable for beginning and experienced electricians, engineers, and other electrical professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice) Inner-city black America is often stereotyped as a place of random violence, but in fact, violence in the inner city is regulated through an informal but well-known code of the street. This unwritten set of rules—based largely on an individual's ability to command respect—is a powerful and pervasive form of etiquette, governing the way in which people learn to negotiate public spaces. Elijah Anderson's incisive book delineates the code and examines it as a response to the lack of jobs that pay a living wage, to the stigma of race, to rampant drug use, to alienation and lack of hope.
Construction defects in homes cost millions of dollars every year and place people's health and lives at risk. Everybody's Building Code helps people determine if they and their contractors are complying with the important requirements of the International Residential Code. Everybody's Building Code is for everybody who wants to understand the International Residential Code without wading through the dry and often confusing language of the code itself. Everybody's Building Code states code requirements in direct, command oriented statements and provides hundreds of examples, illustrations, and photographs that demonstrate how to apply the code requirements. In cases where the code requirements may not reflect current best practices, the book discusses some opinions on the subject and directs the reader to other sources for more information. The book contains an extensive key word index and a detailed Table of Contents to help readers find the code provisions they need.
Save on time, money, and potential delays for code violations. Code Check Plumbing & Mechanical is an essential reference guide providing reliable information on up-to-date residential plumbing and mechanical codes. Highly accurate and cross-referenced to the current International Residential Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, and Uniform Mechanical Code. Designed for quick on-site referencing, this go-to book has durable, laminated pages and a practical spiral binding. Detailed reference tables, more than 100 illustrations, and clear language help to clarify complex rules and numerous code changes.
Endorsed by the International Conference of Building Officials, this revised edition of Code Check Electrical has been completely updated to meet the demands of the 2008 National Electrical Code. Spiral bound with long-lasting laminated pages, this reliable resource clearly details how to avoid the most common electrical violations while stressing the safety principles behind building codes throughout the United States. The fifth edition covers every type of residential electrical system, offering accurate and authoritative information about overhead service drops, working space, multi-meter services, temporary wiring, grounding, bonding, and so much more. Hundreds of illustrations, tables, and figures make this the on-the-job choice for electricians, contractors, and inspectors.
Translate the complex requirements of the 2017 National Electrical Code into simple, practical guidelines for residential electrical installation with this thorough, user-friendly resource. Ideal for homeowners and experienced electricians alike, DEWALT ELECTRICAL CODE REFERENCE: BASED ON THE NEC 2017, Fourth Edition, examines all aspects of residential wiring, from initial rough-in to final trim-out. The author explores each room of the house in detail, covering receptacle placement, smoke detector installation, stairwells, and crawl spaces, as well as key topics such as grounding and bonding requirements, HVAC circuits, GFCI and AFCI requirements, and voltage drop calculations. To help readers master even complex concepts readily, the text includes worksheets to simplify advanced load calculations, straightforward diagrams for wiring devices, and code references highlighting critical NEC 2017 requirements. This highly practical, up-to-date reference is a must-have resource for anyone undertaking residential electrical work today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Modern cars are more computerized than ever. Infotainment and navigation systems, Wi-Fi, automatic software updates, and other innovations aim to make driving more convenient. But vehicle technologies haven’t kept pace with today’s more hostile security environment, leaving millions vulnerable to attack. The Car Hacker’s Handbook will give you a deeper understanding of the computer systems and embedded software in modern vehicles. It begins by examining vulnerabilities and providing detailed explanations of communications over the CAN bus and between devices and systems. Then, once you have an understanding of a vehicle’s communication network, you’ll learn how to intercept data and perform specific hacks to track vehicles, unlock doors, glitch engines, flood communication, and more. With a focus on low-cost, open source hacking tools such as Metasploit, Wireshark, Kayak, can-utils, and ChipWhisperer, The Car Hacker’s Handbook will show you how to: –Build an accurate threat model for your vehicle –Reverse engineer the CAN bus to fake engine signals –Exploit vulnerabilities in diagnostic and data-logging systems –Hack the ECU and other firmware and embedded systems –Feed exploits through infotainment and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems –Override factory settings with performance-tuning techniques –Build physical and virtual test benches to try out exploits safely If you’re curious about automotive security and have the urge to hack a two-ton computer, make The Car Hacker’s Handbook your first stop.
The new RISC-V Edition of Computer Organization and Design features the RISC-V open source instruction set architecture, the first open source architecture designed to be used in modern computing environments such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and other embedded systems. With the post-PC era now upon us, Computer Organization and Design moves forward to explore this generational change with examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the Cloud. Updated content featuring tablet computers, Cloud infrastructure, and the x86 (cloud computing) and ARM (mobile computing devices) architectures is included. An online companion Web site provides advanced content for further study, appendices, glossary, references, and recommended reading. Features RISC-V, the first such architecture designed to be used in modern computing environments, such as cloud computing, mobile devices, and other embedded systems Includes relevant examples, exercises, and material highlighting the emergence of mobile computing and the cloud
A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals
Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!
Michael Casey,Douglas Hansen,Redwood Kardon,Paddy Morrissey
Author: Michael Casey,Douglas Hansen,Redwood Kardon,Paddy Morrissey
Category: House & Home
Code Check Building: An Illustrated Guide to the Building Codes, 4th Edition, emphasizes the key safety principles underlying building codes throughout the United States. Using clear language to ensure compliance with codes at each stage of construction, this edition reflects the most up-to-date changes in the 2015 International Residential Code. Tables and illustrations help to clarify the complex rules and numerous changes in the latest edition of the codes. Specific code change are highlighted throughout the text and summarized at the end of the book. The Code Check series is one of Taunton's most successful book lines, selling over 1,100,000 copies. Spiral bound, with durable laminiated pages, the books in this series are designed to be used on-site for quick reference, ensuring that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs. The Code Check series is endorsed by the International Code Council (ICC).
The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.
A bestseller with over 150,000 copies in print, this popular guidebook offers an exhaustive checklist of thousands of words and phrases in an easily accessible format, enabling practitioners to quickly select the appropriate terms to describe almost any clinical situation.
New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive "encyclopedia" of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.