The U-boat Century : German Submarine Warfare 1906 - 2006 by Jak Mallmann Showell

By Jak Mallmann Showell

The U-boat was once the most powerful guns of the 20th century, and during this publication one of many world's prime U-boat historians explains how the German submarine used to be constructed and designed after which deployed to wreak havoc in ecu waters and additional afield within the Atlantic and much East. this isn't a dry technical examine yet a piece that appears behind the curtain on the males who outfitted and fought in them. whereas the boats themselves are defined, Mallmann Showell paints a broader photograph of existence within the U-boat arm. guns platforms, operational components, bases, developers and fleet association are lined, and in addition to facing the realm wars, the writer covers contemporary German military and brings the tale brand new with a whole description of the 3rd, newest iteration of U-boats. The textual content is augmented by way of a few four hundred pictures, many by no means ahead of released. The book's booklet coincides with the centenary of the release of Germany's first U-boat in August 1906. it really is a vital addition to the library of each sleek naval historian and enthusiast.

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USS Iowa (BB-61) by Stan Cohen

By Stan Cohen

The USS IOWA (BB61) was once the lead send of a category of six quick battleships ordered through the U.S. military for carrier in the course of global struggle II. purely 4 have been accomplished and so they nonetheless exist at the present time. As of the date of this ebook the IOWA (BB61)

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Global Positioning: Technologies and Performance (Wiley by Nel Samama

By Nel Samama

From stars to terrestrial networks and satellitesFrom outside to indoorsFrom historical to destiny applicationsFrom innovations to applied sciences . . .The box of radionavigation signs and structures has noticeable major progress lately. satellite tv for pc platforms are very effective, yet as a result of their constrained publicity and/or availability in a few environments, they don't hide the full spectrum of functions. hence, many different positioning suggestions are being developed.Now, worldwide Positioning provides an summary of the strengths and weaknesses of varied platforms with a particular emphasis on those who are satellite-based. starting with an outline of the evolution of positioning platforms, the e-book offers distinct assurance of the 3 major international Navigation satellite tv for pc procedure (GNSS) constellations, discusses find out how to deal with indoor positioning, defines improvement actions and advertisement positioning, and proposes a imaginative and prescient for the way forward for the field.Special good points of the ebook include:Exercises to check and problem the reader's understandingDirect comparability among constellations and different positioning systemsMathematical content material stored to a minimal with the intention to maximize accessibility and readabilityDescriptions of ecu and U.S. discussions for GalileoHistorical facets and hyperlinks among the far away prior and present systemsFootnotes that supply tricks and reviews to the readerAt a time whilst the location area is experiencing such massive transformation, it's important to have a superb realizing of the basic ideas, present tech-nologies, and destiny advancements that might support estimate the functionality and limita-tions of current platforms. worldwide Positioning fills an immense desire for execs and scholars in quite a few fields who need a whole and authoritative evaluation of worldwide positioning concepts.

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Mutiny and Its Bounty: Leadership Lessons from the Age of by Patrick J. Murphy

By Patrick J. Murphy

Violent mutiny used to be universal in seafaring businesses in the course of the Age of Discovery—so universal, actually, that facing mutineers used to be a vital ability for captains and different leaders of the time. Mutinies in today’s firms are a lot quieter, extra social and highbrow, and much much less violent, but the coordinated defiance of authority springs from dissatisfactions similar to these of long-ago shipboard crews. This hugely unique booklet mines seafaring logs and different documents of 15th- and sixteenth-century send captains and discovers instructive classes for today’s leaders facing demanding situations to their authority in addition to for different contributors of organisations within which mutinous occasions occur.
 
The ebook starts off by way of analyzing mutinies opposed to nice explorer captains of the Age of Discovery: Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Sebastian Cabot, and Henry Hudson. The authors then determine classes that marketers, leaders, and different contributors may well practice to organizational insurrections at the present time. They locate, strangely, that mutiny could be a strength for stable in a company, paving tips on how to extra collaborative management and more desirable dedication to shared ambitions and values.

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Boundary Layer Flow over Elastic Surfaces by Viktor V Babenko

By Viktor V Babenko

While different tools of drag aid are recognized in marine R&D and send layout environments around the globe, compliant coating drag aid is still much less recognized and poorly understood. this significant booklet provides state of the art innovations and findings from study resources no longer usually available through Western researchers and engineers, supporting the appliance and additional improvement of this most likely vital technology.

Beginning with an creation to pull relief that areas the authors’ paintings on elastic surfaces and mixed suggestions in context, the e-book strikes directly to offer a complete examine of drag aid via elastic coating with either movement and fabric houses thought of. assurance includes:

  • Experimental findings round coherent vortical buildings (CVS) in turbulent boundary layers and strategies of controlling them
  • Static and dynamic mechanical features of elastic composite coatings, in addition to new concepts and units built for his or her measurement
  • Combined tools of move keep an eye on and drag aid, together with the impression of injection of polymer recommendations, elastic coatings and generated longitudinal vortical buildings on hydrodynamic resistance

Intended as a reference for senior engineers and researchers enthusiastic about the drag aid and the dynamics of turbulent boundary layer flows, Boundary Layer stream over Elastic Surfaces presents a special resource of knowledge on compliant floor drag aid and the experimental options round it that experience proven measurable and repeatable advancements over fresh years.

This compilation of analysis findings and new recommendations built for dimension will relief R&D engineers, naval architects and senior designers of their quest to accomplish drag rate reductions that might convey major potency savings.

  • Unique resource of knowledge on compliant floor drag reduction―an very important zone of know-how with useful software to ships―from another way inaccessible examine studies
  • Updates the knowledge-base on boundary layer movement and floor friction relief, severe subject matters within the international quest for elevated send potency and gas economy
  • Reveals new suggestions and units constructed for size and gives a entire learn of drag relief via elastic coating with either stream and fabric houses covered

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The French Navy and the Seven Years' War by Jonathan R. Dull

By Jonathan R. Dull

The Seven Years’ warfare was once the world’s first worldwide clash, spanning 5 continents and the severe sea lanes that hooked up them. This booklet is the fullest account ever written of the French navy’s position within the hostilities. it's also the main whole survey of either levels of the conflict: the French and Indian struggle in North the US (1754–60) and the Seven Years’ warfare in Europe (1756–63), that are in most cases handled independently. by means of contemplating either levels of the conflict from each perspective, award-winning historian Jonathan R. uninteresting exhibits not just that the 2 conflicts are so interconnected that neither might be totally understood in isolation but in addition that conventional interpretations of the struggle are mostly faulty. His paintings additionally unearths how the French army, supposedly completely beaten, can have figured so prominently within the struggle of yankee Independence in simple terms fifteen years later. A finished paintings integrating diplomatic, naval, army, and political background, The French army and the Seven Years’ battle completely explores the French standpoint at the Seven Years’ conflict. It additionally reports British international relations and conflict technique in addition to the jobs performed by means of the yankee colonies, Spain, Austria, Prussia, Russia, Sweden, and Portugal. As this historical past unfolds, it turns into transparent that French coverage used to be extra constant, logical, and profitable than has formerly been said, and that King Louis XV’s behavior of the warfare profoundly affected the result of America’s next progressive conflict. (20060301)

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100 Boat Designs Reviewed: Design Commentaries by the by Peter H. Spectre

By Peter H. Spectre

I believe a prior reviewer, in that some of the drawings had to be wiped clean up - much. a few genuine pictures may have vastly more advantageous the e-book besides! the canopy photograph is simply a teaser, and eventually turns into a dismal instance of the way great this booklet might have been. additionally, i discovered this compilation, frequently observe for be aware, duplicated some of the designs and outlines already coated within the "30/40/50 wood Boats" sequence. The reports have been in accordance with formerly written descriptions (see above), the reviewer's personal interpretation of the drawings, or on rumour - now not at the reviewer's real adventure with the boats. repeatedly the specialists simply describe a ship from the drawings with none interpretation in any respect. now not too striking, in view that even i will see if a ship is ketch rigged, has three berths, a starboard galley, etc.

That being acknowledged, the e-book does have a hundred boats to dream approximately, together with paddle, sail and tool boat designs of all varied sizes. so much are rather traditional, older, wood boats - yet a few of them are usually not, and are beautiful fascinating and suggestion frightening. whilst the professional reviewers enterprise their very own critiques, the examining turns into extra interesting, and it's great to get a unique slant than the single promoted via the clothier or plans broker.

If you do not brain the inability of images, and are not already accustomed to the opposite boat layout books positioned out by means of wood Boat journal, then this can be a great ebook to have.

If you are looking for in-depth details, genuine visible notion and originality, then keep your cash.

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