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.

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

Author: Kraig Brockschmidt

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 1311

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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

Learning from the Water

Fishing Tactics & Fly Designs for the Toughest Trout

Author: Rene Harrop

Publisher: Stackpole Books

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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

The Second World War in the Air

The story of air combat in every theatre of World War Two

Author: Merfyn Bourne

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book is a complete narrative history of the Second World War in the air which starts by describing the early days of flight in order to put military air power in context when World War Two began. It then moves on to a step-by-step coverage of the air combat in each theatre of war.