In Flight Book

In Flight


  • Author : R.K. Lilley
  • Publisher : R.K. Lilley
  • Release Date : 2014-12-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628780000
  • Total Read : 95
  • File Size : 8,8 Mb

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Into Thin Air Book
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Into Thin Air


  • Author : Jon Krakauer
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1998-11-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679462712
  • Total Read : 89
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb

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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • "A harrowing tale of the perils of high-altitude climbing, a story of bad luck and worse judgment and of heartbreaking heroism." —PEOPLE A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more--including Krakauer's--in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer's epic account of the May 1996 disaster. By writing Into Thin Air, Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture of the people and events he witnessed and gives due credit to the tireless and dedicated Sherpas. He also avoids blasting easy targets such as Sandy Pittman, the wealthy socialite who brought an espresso maker along on the expedition. Krakauer's highly personal inquiry into the catastrophe provides a great deal of insight into what went wrong. But for Krakauer himself, further interviews and investigations only lead him to the conclusion that his perceived failures were directly responsible for a fellow climber's death. Clearly, Krakauer remains haunted by the disaster, and although he relates a number of incidents in which he acted selflessly and even heroically, he seems unable to view those instances objectively. In the end, despite his evenhanded and even generous assessment of others' actions, he reserves a full measure of vitriol for himself. This updated trade paperback edition of Into Thin Air includes an extensive new postscript that sheds fascinating light on the acrimonious debate that flared between Krakauer and Everest guide Anatoli Boukreev in the wake of the tragedy. "I have no doubt that Boukreev's intentions were good on summit day," writes Krakauer

Air Pollution Abstracts Book

Air Pollution Abstracts


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Air
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112113389784
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb

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Desiccant Heating  Ventilating  and Air Conditioning Systems Book

Desiccant Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems


  • Author : Napoleon Enteria
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-12-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811030475
  • Total Read : 60
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb

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Desiccant Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems Summary:

This book presents the necessary fundamental knowledge in the research, development, design, selection, and application of desiccant heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems. It covers the established installations in different climatic conditions and building types. In addition, advanced performance evaluation techniques are presented, covering thermodynamic, economic, and environmental aspects. Hence, the book is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students, design and installation engineers, researchers and scientists, building owners and occupants, and energy and environmental policy makers.

Indoor Air Pollution Book

Indoor Air Pollution


  • Author : R M Harrison
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2019-08-05
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 9781788015141
  • Total Read : 99
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb

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Time-activity diaries kept by members of the general public indicate that on average people spend around 90% of their time indoors, this is associated with considerable exposure to air pollutants. Given its importance as a source of air pollution exposure, increasing attention is being given to pollution of the indoor environment. This volume will consider both chemical and biological pollutants in the indoor atmosphere from their sources to chemical and physical transformations, human exposure and potential effects on human health.

Solar Air Systems   Built Examples Book

Solar Air Systems Built Examples


  • Author : Robert Hastings
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-05-01
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134256501
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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Thirty-five different buildings with successfully installed solar air systems are described and documented. The building types cover single family houses, apartment buildings, schools, sports halls, and industrial commercial buildings with six different configurations of solar air systems used. Each example building is described over several pages, with plans, performance details and illustrations provided. This is supplemented by a summary of the types of system used.

Lessons from the Clean Air Act Book

Lessons from the Clean Air Act


  • Author : Ann Carlson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108421522
  • Total Read : 88
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb

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Examines the successes and failures of the Clean Air Act in order to lay a foundation for future energy policy.

Air Transport Auxiliary at War Book

Air Transport Auxiliary at War


  • Author : Stephen Wynn
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Aviation
  • Release Date : 2021-04-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526726056
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 5,8 Mb

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This book looks at the invaluable work carried out by members of the Air Transport Auxiliary during the course of the Second World War. Comprised of both men and women, it was a civilian organization tasked with the collection and delivery of military aircraft from the factories to the RAF and Royal Navy stations. Men who undertook the role had to be exempt from having to undertake war time military service due to health or age, but other than that there were very few restrictions on who who could join, which accounted for one-legged, one-armed, one-eyed and short sighted pilots being accepted. Initially it was only men who were allowed to carry out this service, but by December 1939, British authorities were persuaded by Pauline Gower (the daughter of Sir Robert Vaughan Gower, a wartime Conservative MP, and an accomplished pilot in her own right), to establish a women’s section of the Air Transport Auxiliary, of which she was put in charge. The first eight women were accepted in to the service, but it would not be until 1943 that its male and female members received the same pay. By the end of the war 147 different types of aircraft had been flown by the men and women of the Air Transport Auxiliary, including Spitfire fighter aircraft and Lancaster bombers. These brave pilots were not just British, but came from 28 Commonwealth and neutral countries and their efforts sometimes came at a price: 174 Air Transport Auxiliary pilots, both men and women, died during the war whilst flying for the service.