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Written to provide information on all price ranges of equipment to everyone from the beginner to the experienced home theater owner, Build Your Own Home Theater has been completely updated for today's audience. This new edition contains valuable consumer…read more

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This is the first comprehensive history of the steam engine in fifty years. It follows the development of reciprocating steam engines, from their earliest forms to the beginning of the twentieth century when they were replaced by steam turbines.read more

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In the computer age, it is essential for individuals to develop skills and strategies for manipulating, storing, and retrieving electronic information. This book considers how electronic technologies have changed these skills and strategies and augmented the…read more

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This 1984 Abt Books volume is an assessment of U.S. conventional strategic options in an age of nuclear stalemate. Given thirty-five years of dealing professionally with politico-military and operational issues, mostly as a U.S. official, the author writes not as…read more

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This book concisely examines the use of elasticity in solving geotechnical engineering problems. In a highly illustrated and user-friendly format, it provides a thorough grounding in the linear theory of elasticity and an understanding of the applications. The…read more

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Virtual Futures explores the ideas that the future lies in its ability to articulate the consequences of an increasingly synthetic and virtual world. New technologies like cyberspace, the internet, and Chaos theory are often discussed in the context of technology…read more

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This book addresses how computers affect people's everyday lives. Using actual situations and problems that people have encountered with current software applications, this book offers academics ways to examine how new situations are created through computer use.…read more

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Millions of people all over the world are avid members of the television audience. Yet, despite the central place television occupies in contemporary culture, our understanding of its complex and dynamic role in everyday life remains surprisingly limited.…read more

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This volume is organized around five major themes: the SDI, ICBM's, the politics, procurement and science of nuclear weapons and arms control, Europe and NATO, and the dynamics of the arms race. The focus is strongly on the scientific questions surrounding…read more

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By the fifteenth century the Swiss method of warfare, in which disciplined foot soldiers fought in tightly formed units, was being imitated. The Germans and Spanish took notice when in 1479 Archduke Maximilian and his victorious Flemish infantrymen used their…read more

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Focusing on the postwar automation of the American metal-working industry--the heart of the modern industrial economy--this is a provocative study of how automation has assumed a critical role in America. David Noble argues that industrial automation--more than…read more

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This book is an examination of the current and proposed highway Tax Program, deficiencies, and proposed solutions to the financial problems confronting highway financing. Contents: The Importance of Highways; Highway Design, Cost, Allocations, and Finance;…read more