The purpose of this book is to provide information on the history, design, function and manufacture of early internal combustion engines of the 19th century. The book covers all the basic systems of these "flywheel" engines. Many of the puzzling components of the gas engine are thoroughly explained to the reader so that a general knowledge of their workings becomes clear. The chapters cover engine components in detail such as, magnetos, hot tube and sparkplug ignition, cooling systems, timing systems and different engine designs. The reader can also find useful collecting tips such as how to evaluate an engine before purchasing it and what a fair market price might be based on an engine's condition. The book explains how these engines were originally used in industry and on farms and businesses in America and the author shares his extensive research, cataloging over 3600 different engines and their manufacturers, dating from 1885 to 1940.
Mamod steam engines are great pieces of engineering from the past that can range from up to nearly 80 years old. In this book holds the complete history of Mamod from 1936 to present, everything about how to steam your engine up and much more. As well as this, it is a complete guide to restoring, repairing and maintaining Mamod steam engines with separate chapters covering the SE/SP/MM range TE1/a, SR1/a, canopy roof and LW1 lumber wagon. This book holds educational value, where there are chapters which take thermodynamic principles to explain just exactly what makes Mamod steam engines work, with diagrams to aid these explanations. With the assistance of many associates including Mamod themselves, this book is truly one for anyone interested in Mamods or steam engines for that matter and for restorers of these engines too. From the creator of RestoringMamods.com, this is a full 109 page book with nearly 250 images and over 37,500 words. This is the Layman's Guide To Mamod Steam Engines.
Street Supercharging, from industry veteran Pat Ganahl, has been the guidebook for supercharging fans for years, As time and technology march on, updates are required to keep things current, and that's exactly what this all new, all color edition of street supercharging does. Covered are blower basics, blower background and history, a tutorial on how blowers work, information on used superchargers and their practicality, chapters on the different styles of superchargers, like the traditional roots style blowers vs. the emerging centrifugal styles, blower installation, how to build your engine to handle the demands of a blower application, and even information on tweaking factory blower systems.
What were the economic roots of modern industrialism? Were labor unions ever effective in raising workers' living standards? Did high levels of taxation in the past normally lead to economic decline? These and similar questions profoundly inform a wide range of intertwined social issues whose complexity, scope, and depth become fully evident in the Encyclopedia. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Encyclopedia is divided not only by chronological and geographic boundaries, but also by related subfields such as agricultural history, demographic history, business history, and the histories of technology, migration, and transportation. The articles, all written and signed by international contributors, include scholars from Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Covering economic history in all areas of the world and segments of ecnomies from prehistoric times to the present, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History is the ideal resource for students, economists, and general readers, offering a unique glimpse into this integral part of world history.
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Industrialization is the process of social and economic change that transforms a human group from a pre-industrial society into an industrial one. It is a part of a wider modernization process, where social change and economic development are closely related with technological innovation, particularly with the development of large scale energy and metallurgy production. Industrial pollution hurts the environment in a range of ways, and it has a negative impact on human lives and health. Pollutants can kill animals and plants, imbalance ecosystems, degrade air quality radically, damage buildings, and generally degrade quality of life. India is a home to many industries. The sectors include Iron and Steel, Pulp and Paper, Food Processing, Chemicals, Aluminium Industry, Cement, Pharmaceuticals, Machine tools, Surface finishing Industries etc. However, the industrial growth happening at a breakneck speed has resulted in a significant contribution to the toxicity in the environment. Therefore industrial activities should comply with regulatory norms for prevention and control of pollution. There have been many guidelines for the industries and the pollution caused by them. The setup and implementation of these guidelines is a joint responsibility of the central and state governments along with the Central Pollution Control Board to curb such emissions. At present, the control of pollution from industrial installations remains a key issue in India. As urbanisation expands and cities grow the need to deal with the environmental impact becomes even more important to ensure sustainable development. This also entails handling increasing volumes of waste water. Efficient wastewater management exploiting the capacity optimally requires a thorough understanding of the pollutions sources origin and substance. Hence pollution sources must be mapped and identified. This book is designed to assist in the identification and implementation of a cost effective program for industrial pollution monitoring, control, and abatement within the context of institutional and financial constraints present in India. The book is a complete guide on industrial pollution control in important industries like Iron and Steel, Pulp and Paper, Food processing, Chemicals, Aluminium industry, Cement, Pharmaceuticals, Paint industry and many more. This book will be very resourceful to all its readers, students, entrepreneurs, technical institution, scientist, etc.