Drawn from the one of the world's finest collections of cycling artifacts, Goggles & Dust collects over 100 stunning photographs from competitive cycling's heyday. Spanning the 1920s and '30s, Goggles & Dust: Images from Cycling's Glory Days celebrates the grit and determination of the bicycle racing pioneers who established the records, traditions, and distinct flavors of Europe's most hallowed races. The spirit of these hardy competitors was perhaps matched only by the resolve of the remarkable photographers who prevailed in all imaginable conditions, situations, altitudes and latitudes to capture unforgettable prints of the racers at work and play. From Alpine panoramas to hair-raising crashes and idyllic roadside celebrations, the gorgeous restored photographs in Goggles & Dust--most unseen since their original publication in the newspapers and magazines of the day--provide an indelible and delightful record of a more carefree and adventurous time.
"Safety and Health for Engineers provides an overview of the primary knowledge safety and health professionals engineers and others needs to know to be effective. Each chapter provides a different segment of knowledge that helps safety professionals and engineers in their goal to protect workers and property. The encyclopedic coverage of Safety and Health for Engineers addresses the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, the human element and techniques for managing safety decisions. The book covers fundamental of safety practice that are primary topics included in certification examinations for practitioners. The primary goal for the third edition is to provide updates to the broad range of chapters found in the 2nd edition, and to expand on real-world applications. The updates incorporate changes in practices and elements surrounding practices. New and important topics covered include: Ethics, Sustainability, Cost of Safety, Health and Environmental Practice, International Practice, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Occupational Nursing, Accident Causes and Circumstances, Consequence of Accidents, Preventive Strategies, Changes in Domestic Laws and Regulations, addition of Foreign and International Laws and Regulations, and nano-technology"--
Projects and Ruminations on the Art of Living Dangerously
Author: William Gurstelle
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Category: Performing Arts
Written for reasonable risk takers and suburban dads who want to add more excitement to their lives, this daring combination of science, history, and DIY projects explains why danger is good for you and details the art of living dangerously. All of the projects--from throwing knives, drinking absinthe, and eating fugu to cracking a bull whip, learning baritsu, and building a flamethrower--have short learning curves; are human-focused, as opposed to technology-centric; are affordable; and demonstrate true but reasonable risk. The guide maintains that risk takers are more successful, more interesting individuals who lead more fulfilling lives. "What would the world be like if Thomas Edison retired after 30 years" "working for the railroad," it asks, "instead of getting fired for blowing up a rail car with one of his experiments?" Though the manual doesn't advocate getting fired, it does reveal that making black powder is pure excitement. Unlike watching an action movie or playing a video game, real, edgy life experience changes a person. Each potentially life-altering project includes step-by-step directions and illustrations along with sidebar tips from experts in the field.
Author: National Industrial Fuel Efficiency Service (Great Britain)
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The popularity of the Boiler Operators Handbook has prompted the issue of this revised and completely updated edition, which examines the change of emphasis from coal-fired to oil- and gas-fired boilers. The new Boiler Operators Handbook will help the operator carry out his important work with skill and efficiency. The good management of a boiler plant should ensure the production of good quality steam in a safe and fuel-efficient manner to minimise air pollution. All these issues are emphasized throughout the new edition. The NIFES consulting group has been responsible for the training of boiler operators since 1954, and this high level of experience is combined with the very latest technological advances to make this new edition essential reading for the boiler operator.
A valuable and comprehensive safety reference for any organization working with or around electricity. This comprehensive guide informs working professionals in multiple industries, such as manufacturing, processing, or energy, about safety procedures that should be used on the job. It informs the reader about the hazards in the work place and what to do to make sure he/she is protected. The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices presents readers with the proper organizational skills needed to avoid hazardous injuries, details environmental monitoring techniques, and discusses how to ensure that proper protection is used on the job. The authors cover not only obvious electrical safety considerations, such as exposed wires and evacuation plans, but everything related to electrical safety, such as air quality, sound level, and radiation. This reference provides the most comprehensive coverage for any company to keep employees informed and to keep their work environment safe. The Handbook of International Electrical Safety Practices: Contains working plans and templates for evaluating safety proceduresand conditions in the plant Covers common hazards and how to avoid them, such as radiation, noise, air quality, fire, and electric shock Gives a comprehensive view of workers' rights and international regulations Goes beyond regulations and laws to provide a workable blueprint for creating a safe industrial environment