Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy
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Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy

The C-5 Galaxy was designed in the mid-1960s to transport vast quantities of material to any part of the globe. The result was the largest aircraft in the world. However, it became a symbol for government excess and production was limited to just 81 machines. Initial operations struggled with frequent breakdowns AND, in an extraordinary move, the gravely under-designed wing was replaced. Even more remarkable was the decision to reope...

Encyclopedia Of Mathematics
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Encyclopedia Of Mathematics

Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a useful reference providing current and accurate information on the subject for high school and college students. Comprehensive coverage includes significant discoveries in mathematics, in addition to definitions of basic terms, thought-provoking essays, and capsule biographies of notable scientists in mathematics - all presenting a wide range of valuable information compiled into a single source. Writ...

Encyclopedia Of Espionage, Intelligence, And Security
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Encyclopedia Of Espionage, Intelligence, And Security

In composing The Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security (EEIS), our goal was to shape a modern encyclopedia offering immediate value to our intended readers by emphasizing matters of espionage, intelligence, and security most frequently in the news. EEIS is not intended as a classical "spy book," filled with tales of daring operations. Instead, within a framework of historical overviews, EEIS emphasizes the scientific ...

Identifying Trees of the West: An All-Season Guide to Western North America
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Identifying Trees of the West: An All-Season Guide to Western North America

Learn how to recognize trees you see every day by their bark; branching patterns; fruits, flowers, or nuts; and overall appearance. Created for in-the-field or at-home use, this guide is an easy-to-use resource that covers every common tree in western North America--from the eastern base of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coast. Hundreds of color images illustrate common trees Written in clear, straightforward language for both be...

The Official ACBL Encyclopedia of Bridge (7th edition)
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The Official ACBL Encyclopedia of Bridge (7th edition)

This encyclopedia is an indispensible collection of information and instruction on the card game bridge. There are entries on history, organizations, tournaments, rules, terminology, bidding systems, conventions, card play, suit combinations, squeezes, math, biographies, and more. A new format, 25% larger type and a new index make this edition user friendly. For the first time, it has hundreds of photos. Written under the auspices of...

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (5-Volume Set)
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Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (5-Volume Set)

"Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance" - now in its 14th edition - remains the most comprehensive career reference in print. This unparalleled resource has been fully revised and updated to contain the most accurate and current career information available.This edition features: completely up-to-date overviews of 93 industries; more than 700 completely revised and updated career articles; more than 35 new career articles; ...

Railway blunders
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Railway blunders

Two hundred years of railway development has brought assorted designs, structures and schemes that have ultimately proved to be a disoster. In the early years of railway history, many of these blunders arose from the ignorance of those dealing with new technology. Later, many of the promoters and engineers were tainted by another Victorian trait, over confidence and, as so often is the case, pride led to failure. We can see an exampl...

A Thesaurus of English Word Roots
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A Thesaurus of English Word Roots

The time and effort the author must have devoted to writing this massive volume is proportionate to its value to anyone who would like to increase his vocabulary and understanding of the English language. This book strikes me as a labor of love by an author who wants to share and convey his vast knowledge of word roots, knowing that the reader who embraces this work will experience non-linear growth in his grasp of the language as he...