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Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew... Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew C. Payne
R1,514 R1,384 Discovery Miles 13 840 Save R130 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of "Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" is vital reading for all students of any of these subjects hoping to make it in the real world.

Increasingly, students of engineering, science and technology subjects are finding that their success depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on their technical expertise. This book offers students that all- important firm foundation in management training.

"Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" offers a practical and accessible introduction to management and provides a comprehensive guide to the management tools used in managing people and other resources. Part 1 includes a series of chapters on management applications and concepts, starting with basic issues such as 'What is a business?' and 'What is management?', continuing through management of quality, materials and new product development and concluding with examples of successful companies who provide good models of management. Part 2 considers human resource management and communications, introduces tools and techniques for managing machines and materials, examines financial management, describes the procedures and tools of project management, analyses the supply system and the processes of inventory control, studies business planning and marketing, and concludes with a new chapter on the management of SMEs.

The authors' significant experience in both teaching and industry provides valuable lessons in business management, and allows them to provide case studies with real insight.

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (Paperback, 5th Edition): John M. Nicholas, Herman Steyn Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (Paperback, 5th Edition)
John M. Nicholas, Herman Steyn
R500 R458 Discovery Miles 4 580 Save R42 (8%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, 5th edition, addresses project management across all industries.

First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects-project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management-to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals.

This new edition features:

  • Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies
  • New examples and 18 new case studies throughout to help students develop their understanding and put principles into practice
  • A new chapter on agile project management and lean
  • Expanded coverage of program management, stakeholder engagement, buffer management, and managing virtual teams and cultural differences in international projects.
  • Alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for ease of use alongside PMI certifications
  • Cross-reference to IPMA, APM, and PRINCE2 methodlologies
  • Extensive instructor support materials, including an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions, problems and cases, and a test bank of questions

Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Martin Helander A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Martin Helander
R2,226 Discovery Miles 22 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Completely revised and updated, A Guide to Human Factors and Ergonomics, Second Edition presents a comprehensive introduction to the field. Building on the foundation of the first edition, titled "Guide to Ergonomics of Manufacturing," the new title reflects the expanded range of coverage and applicability of the techniques you will find in the second edition. Each and every chapter contains new material and some have been entirely rewritten. Drawing on the author's experience in both teaching and industry, the book lays to rest the common myths and misconceptions that surround ergonomics.

Unlike most ergonomics and human factors books that emphasize the physical, this one gives a broad overview of cognitive as well as physical ergonomics. Written in an accessible style, it presents a systems approach to human factors and ergonomics that leads to complete understanding. The author demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good design, and offers a practical guide to the design and analysis of systems. Design oriented, systems oriented, and results oriented, this text provides the tools needed to solve systems problems and develop adequate design solutions.

Innovation - Shaping South Africa Through Science (Paperback): Gordon Institute of Business Science, Sarah Wild Innovation - Shaping South Africa Through Science (Paperback)
Gordon Institute of Business Science, Sarah Wild
R280 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R39 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

We all know South Africa has problems; we read about them in the newspapers, we see them on the streets and many people experience them in their daily lives. Fortunately, many of these problems can be solved using innovation and science. Innovation takes a look at inventions - developed in South Africa by South Africans - to address issues in the areas of healthcare, energy, environment and industry. Some of these inventions, such as a tea bag created to filter water for communities in rural areas, can save lives; others, such as a unique way to beneficiate titanium, could spell a new era of industry in the country.

The book is broken down into sections on environment, health, energy, industry and education, and in each of those parts are examples of South African innovations, from a satellite system to map fires to the concept of sterilising mosquitoes to stop the spread of malaria.

These have been developed by numerous organisations and institutions and showcase South Africa's excellence.

Drawing for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed): J.A. Van der Westhuizen Drawing for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed)
J.A. Van der Westhuizen 1
R453 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R70 (15%) In stock

Drawing for Civil engineering Second Edition has been revised and now includes computer applications and free Internet-downloadable software that can be used by students. The core function of this book is to cover the fundamentals of civil engineering drawing, draughting practice and conventions. Aimed mainly at second-level students at universities of technology and other tertiary institutions, the book outlines reinforced concrete drawings, steel structure drawings and surveying drawings. With its improved design, Drawing for Civil Engineering Second Edition is more accessible and comprehensive.

Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Hardcover): Jaron Lanier Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now (Hardcover)
Jaron Lanier 1
R230 R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Save R49 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A blisteringly good, urgent, essential read' ZADIE SMITH Jaron Lanier, the world-famous Silicon Valley scientist-pioneer and 'high-tech genius' (Sunday Times) who first alerted us to the dangers of social media, explains why its toxic effects are at the heart of its design, and explains in ten simple arguments why liberating yourself from its hold will transform your life and the world for the better. Social media is making us sadder, angrier, less empathetic, more fearful, more isolated and more tribal. In recent months it has become horribly clear that social media is not bringing us together - it is tearing us apart. In Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now Jaron Lanier draws on his insider's expertise to explain precisely how social media works - by deploying constant surveillance and subconscious manipulation of its users - and why its cruel and dangerous effects are at the heart of its current business model and design. As well as offering ten simple arguments for liberating yourself from its addictive hold, his witty and urgent manifesto outlines a vision for an alternative that provides all the benefits of social media without the harm. So, if you want a happier life, a more just and peaceful world, or merely the chance to think for yourself without being monitored and influenced by the richest corporations in history, then the best thing you can do, for now, is delete your social media accounts - right now. You will almost certainly become a calmer and possibly a nicer person in the process.

Drawing for Engineering (Paperback): P. Smith Drawing for Engineering (Paperback)
P. Smith
R498 R417 Discovery Miles 4 170 Save R81 (16%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

This volume is a step-by-step guide to drawing techniques. It teaches both technical drawing and freehand sketching and has special units with applications for mechanical and chemical engineering. Based on the South African Bureau of Standards Code of Practice for Engineering Drawing (SABS 0111).

Betting On A Darkie - Lifting The Corporate Game (Paperback): Mteto Nyati Betting On A Darkie - Lifting The Corporate Game (Paperback)
Mteto Nyati
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) In stock

Mteto Nyati knew as a schoolboy in Mthatha, working at his mother’s store, that he wanted to fix and build things. After completing his studies at Natal University, he turned down a Rhodes scholarship and headed for Jo'burg to take up a position at Afrox. He was the only black engineer and the advice he received was ‘don’t mess up’. 

He didn’t and today is one of South Africa’s top CEOs. This is his inspirational story. 

Technology In Action - UNISA Custom Edition (Paperback): Technology In Action - UNISA Custom Edition (Paperback)
R499 Discovery Miles 4 990 In stock

We work with leading authors to develop the strongest learning experiences, bringing cutting-edge thinkingand best learning practice to a global market. We craft our print and digital resources to do more to helplearners not only understand their content, but to see it in action and apply what they learn, whether studyingor at work.

Pearson is the worlds leading learning company. Our portfolio includes Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, theFinancial Times and our educational business, Pearson International. We are also a leading provider ofelectronic learning programmes and of test development, processing and scoring services to educationalinstitutions, corporations and professional bodies around the world.

Pearson Custom Publishing enables our customers to access a wide and expanding range of market-leadingcontent from world-renowned authors and develop their own tailor-made book. You choose the content thatmeets your needs and Pearson Custom Publishing produces a high-quality printed book.

30-Second Leonardo da Vinci - His 50 greatest ideas and inventions, each explained in half a minute (Paperback): Marina Wallace 30-Second Leonardo da Vinci - His 50 greatest ideas and inventions, each explained in half a minute (Paperback)
Marina Wallace 1
R287 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R75 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds. 30-Second Leonardo da Vinci uses this unique approach to grapple with the truly diverse thoughts of the ultimate Renaissance Man. Artist, anatomist, sculptor, inventor, architect, cartographer, mathematician, musician, botanist, geologist the word polymath does not quite do Leonardo justice. The painter of the Mona Lisa and conceptualizer of the helicopter seems like a Renaissance superhero. Here, the world's leading Leonardo scholars present an instant and expert guide to the breadth and brilliance of his greatest innovations.

Connected - A Brief History Of Global Telecommunications (Paperback): Alan Knott-Craig, John Tysoe Connected - A Brief History Of Global Telecommunications (Paperback)
Alan Knott-Craig, John Tysoe
R190 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R39 (21%) In stock

‘Mr Watson, come here, I want to see you.’

It’s been almost 150 years since Alexander Graham Bell said these immortal words on the first ever phone call, to his assistant in the next room. Between 10 March 1876 and now, the world has changed beyond recognition. And telecommunications, which has played a fundamental role in this change, has itself evolved into an industry that was the sole preserve of science fiction.

When the world’s first modern mobile telephone network was launched in 1979, there were just over 300 million telephones. Today, there are more than eight billion, most of which are mobile. Most people in most countries can now contact each other in a matter of seconds. Soon we’ll all be connected, to each other, and to complex computer networks that provide us with instant information, but also observe and record our actions. No other phenomenon touches so many of us, so directly, each and every day of our lives.

This book describes how this transformation came about. It considers the technologies that underpin telecommunications – microcircuits, fibre-optics and satellites – and touches on financial aspects of the industry: privatisations, mergers and takeovers that have helped shape the $2-trillion telecom market. But for the most part, it’s a story about us and our need to communicate.

30-Second Engineering - 50 key fields, methods, and principles, each explained in half a minute (Hardcover): James Trevelyan 30-Second Engineering - 50 key fields, methods, and principles, each explained in half a minute (Hardcover)
James Trevelyan 1
R436 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R117 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

30-Second Engineering surveys the tasks and challenges that engineers face in every field, from civil to electrical, and explores their methods, inventions and achievements. Part of the 30-Second series, this introduction to engineering is split into 7 chapters that cover: Engineering Methods - from problem solving to applying mathematics Civil & Environmental Engineering - building bridges, taming rivers and industry ethics Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering - from thrust bearings to robotics Chemical Engineering & Energy Production - energy supplies and industry hazards Electrical & Electronic Engineering - from computers to internet storage and biomedical body parts Aerospace & Transport Engineering - driverless cars, floating factories and lessons from space Engineering the future - how engineers endeavour to save the planet Plus profiles of notable engineers, such as Ernst Dickmanns, William Rankine, Liang Jianying and Fazlur Khan. Each topic is summarised in 300 words with one image, helping you understand the subject at great speed. Written by industry experts from around the world, this book gives incredible insight to an underrated but integral occupation. Without it, skyscrapers, driverless cars, energy supply systems, AI, factories, the internet and aircraft would not exist. Engineering enabled our evolution and this book will arm you with the conversational prowess to discuss it. If you like this then you might be interested in 30-Second Energy . . .

Life Hacks for Dads - Handy Hints to Make Life Easier (Paperback): Dan Marshall Life Hacks for Dads - Handy Hints to Make Life Easier (Paperback)
Dan Marshall 1
R283 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R75 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do you aspire to master the art of the perfect burger? To make DIY disasters a thing of the past? To discover ingenious ways to keep the kids entertained and make cleaning up after them a breeze? LIFE HACKS FOR DADS is your handy guide to making your daily life that little bit easier. This fully illustrated manual covers everything from keeping your car door wonderfully dent-free to perfecting your Frisbee throw, and much, much more.

Why We Drive - Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Hardcover): Matthew B Crawford Why We Drive - Toward a Philosophy of the Open Road (Hardcover)
Matthew B Crawford
R693 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R142 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Exactly - How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Simon Winchester Exactly - How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
Simon Winchester 2
R708 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R215 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world? Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers. Exactly takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to Britain where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John `Iron-Mad' Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Bramah, Jesse Ramsden, and Joseph Whitworth. Thomas Jefferson exported their discoveries to the United States as manufacturing developed in the early twentieth century, with Britain's Henry Royce developing the Rolls Royce and Henry Ford mass producing cars, Hattori's Seiko and Leica lenses, to today's cutting-edge developments from Europe, Asia and North America. As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Are we missing something that reflects the world as it is, rather than the world as we think we would wish it to be? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society?

The First Of Everything - A History of Human Invention, Innovation and Discovery (Hardcover): Stewart Ross The First Of Everything - A History of Human Invention, Innovation and Discovery (Hardcover)
Stewart Ross 1
R285 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R60 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

A lively and highly readable account of the origins, invention and discovery of just about everything on the planet, the truly global coverage of The First of Everything ranges from the Big Bang to driverless cars.

The First of Everything follows a context-setting introduction with seven stimulating sections: In the Beginning (The Big Bang to Homo Sapiens), At Home (the first glass windows to dentures and bikinis); Health and Medicine (herbs to heart transplants); Getting About (donkeys to double deckers); Science and Engineering (potter's wheel to webcam); Peace and War (the first king to fighter-bombers); and Culture (cave painting to rap). This fascinating book takes in the full sweep of human development and ingenuity over twelve millennia; Africa, for example, gave us the first monarch, algebra and great religions emerged from the Middle East, democracy was born in Europe, and America made the first flying machines. More than just a string of dry lists, the colourful text's intriguing insights and asides make it as enjoyable for the casual browser as the more serious researcher.

Experimental Methods for Science and Engineering Students - An Introduction to the Analysis and Presentation of Data... Experimental Methods for Science and Engineering Students - An Introduction to the Analysis and Presentation of Data (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Les Kirkup
R1,016 Discovery Miles 10 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Responding to the developments of the past twenty years, Les Kirkup has thoroughly updated his popular book on experimental methods, while retaining the extensive coverage and practical advice from the first edition. Many topics from that edition remain, including keeping a record of work, how to deal with measurement uncertainties, understanding the statistical basis of data analysis and reporting the results of experiments. However, with new technologies influencing how experiments are devised, carried out, analyzed, presented and reported, this new edition reflects the digital changes which have taken place and the increased emphasis on the importance of communication skills in reporting results. Bringing together key elements of experimental methods into one coherent book, it is perfect for students seeking guidance with their experimental work, including how to acquire, analyse and present data. Exercises, worked examples and end-of-chapter problems are provided throughout the book to reinforce fundamental principles.

Teaching Science and Technology: Vol 2 (Paperback): Alex Larkin, Chris Haverly Teaching Science and Technology: Vol 2 (Paperback)
Alex Larkin, Chris Haverly
R119 R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Save R18 (15%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The South African National Commission on Higher Education has noted the shortage of skilled people in the fields of science and technology. The teaching of these subjects has been identified as an area of concern, and volume two of "Teaching Science and Technology" - a resource for training teachers at any level - seeks to address that. Throughout the book scientific knowledge is integrated with technological processes, and educators are shown how to enliven classes by applying science to everyday life in a practical way.

The Seduction of Curves - The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude (Hardcover, New): Allan Mcrobie The Seduction of Curves - The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude (Hardcover, New)
Allan Mcrobie; Photographs by Helena Weightman
R841 R662 Discovery Miles 6 620 Save R179 (21%) In stock

A lavishly illustrated book that explores the language of curves that spans the human body, science, engineering, and artCurves are seductive. These smooth, organic lines and surfaces-like those of the human body-appeal to us in an instinctive, visceral way that straight lines or the perfect shapes of classical geometry never could. In this large-format book, lavishly illustrated in color throughout, Allan McRobie takes the reader on an alluring exploration of the beautiful curves that shape our world-from our bodies to Salvador Dali's paintings and the space-time fabric of the universe itself.The book focuses on seven curves-the fold, cusp, swallowtail, and butterfly, plus the hyperbolic, elliptical, and parabolic "umbilics"-and describes the surprising origins of their taxonomy in the catastrophe theory of mathematician Rene Thom. In an accessible discussion illustrated with many photographs of the human nude, McRobie introduces these curves and then describes their role in nature, science, engineering, architecture, art, and other areas. The reader learns how these curves play out in everything from the stability of oil rigs and the study of distant galaxies to rainbows, the patterns of light on pool floors, and even the shape of human genitals. The book also discusses the role of these curves in the work of such artists as David Hockney, Henry Moore, and Anish Kapoor, with particular attention given to the delicate sculptures of Naum Gabo and the final paintings of Dali, who said that Thom's theory "bewitched all of my atoms."A unique introduction to the language of beautiful curves, this book may change the way you see the world.

Exactly - How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Paperback): Simon Winchester Exactly - How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World (Paperback)
Simon Winchester 1
R291 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R74 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world? Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers. Exactly takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to Britain where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John `Iron-Mad' Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Bramah, Jesse Ramsden, and Joseph Whitworth. Thomas Jefferson exported their discoveries to the United States as manufacturing developed in the early twentieth century, with Britain's Henry Royce developing the Rolls Royce and Henry Ford mass producing cars, Hattori's Seiko and Leica lenses, to today's cutting-edge developments from Europe, Asia and North America. As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Are we missing something that reflects the world as it is, rather than the world as we think we would wish it to be? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society?

Advantage Play - Technologies that Changed Sporting History (Hardcover): Steve Haake Advantage Play - Technologies that Changed Sporting History (Hardcover)
Steve Haake
R486 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R122 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Advantage Play tells the dramatic stories of the key technological breakthroughs in four thousand years of sporting history used to gain an advantage in sport. Novel materials are never far away: rubber for rugby and tennis balls, carbon fibre for bikes and prosthetics, polyurethane for swimsuits. Breakthroughs crop up throughout history, not just for modern football boots but for the javelin of the ancient Greeks and even the original starting line at Olympia. Our obsession with sporting data is not new although our methods of collecting it is: phones, sensors and monitors. Together, these breakthroughs reveal that the way we design sports equipment has always been much the same. Rather than being a new thing, sports technology is actually as old as civilisation. Where will it all end? All current track and field events at the modern Olympic Games will reach their limit within a generation. With his 30 years as a sports engineer, Steve Haake shows that in a world where top performances are static, where we've found all the best athletes and deployed the best coaching methods, the one thing that might distinguish the winners from the losers is new technology.

Nanocomposites VI: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Advanced Composites (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): T. S. Srivatsan, Manoj Gupta Nanocomposites VI: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Advanced Composites (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
T. S. Srivatsan, Manoj Gupta
R5,273 Discovery Miles 52 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume presents novel and innovative contributions in the domain specific to nanocomposites, specifically on aspects both related and relevant to the following: * science at the nanoscale level * innovations and advances in processing * characterization, quantification, and analysis * mechanical property evaluation and rationalization * failure analysis * technological applications at the nanoscale level The collection brings together a range of developments in areas spanning basic science, processing, analysis, characterization, mechanical property evaluation, and failure analysis rationalization of composite materials.

Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Robert Vajtai Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Robert Vajtai
R8,802 R6,725 Discovery Miles 67 250 Save R2,077 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Forewords by Claes-Goran Granqvist, Uppsala University, Sweden," " and Neal F. Lane, Rice University, Texas

Nanomaterials inevitably have bright prospects, but even now they play an important role in many areas of industry. Some of these new materials are commercially available and are used in off the shelf products, others are important model systems for physicochemical and materials science research. However, research findings and application data are not compiled in a single work. The Springer Handbook of Nanomaterials collects description and data of materials which have dimensions on the nanoscale. The description of nanomaterials follows the interplay of structure, properties, processing and applications mainly in their solid phase. The chapters were arranged according to the classical materials-science classifications: carbon materials, metals, ceramics, composites, and biomaterials. For each part, materials structures represent different dimensionality; zero-dimensional clusters, nanoparticles and quantum dots, one-dimensional nanowires and nanotubes, and two-dimensional thin films and surfaces. Combinations cover for instance nanostructured and hybrid materials.

Almost 100 leading scientists from academia and the industry were selected to write the 32 chapters and collect the physical, chemical and mechanical data. The handbook was written and compiled for professionals and practitioners, materials scientists, physicists and chemists at universities, as well as in the fields of industrial research and production.

The Handbook is organized in seven parts. Part A: NanoCarbons. Part B: NanoMetals. Part C: NanoCeramics. Part D: NanoComposits. Part E: Nanoporous Materials. Part F: Organic and Biomaterilas. Part G: Applications and Impact.

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Windmill Tales - Stories from the American Wind Power Center (Paperback): Coy F Harris Windmill Tales - Stories from the American Wind Power Center (Paperback)
Coy F Harris; Photographs by Wyman Meinzer; Foreword by Steve Halladay
R594 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

On the prairies of North America, wind and water were pervasive, but whereas wind was tangible, water in quantity was hidden beneath the surface. The vast grasslands fed great herds of animals, which in turn sustained Native Americans, but it was not until water could be brought to the surface that the plains could be cultivated and developed into a great agricultural bread-basket for the growing nation. The self-governing windmill forever changed the culture of this vast region. In Windmill Tales, in nearly one hundred beautiful full-color images, photographer Wyman Meinzer shows American windmills as they appear today. Many of them are still working, and others have fallen or are preserved at the American Wind Power Center in Lubbock, Texas, but all illustrate the way of life that was made possible by the windmill. Brief reminiscences and stories told by visitors to the American Wind Power Center give the reader a sense of the central importance of windmills in the lives of early pioneers in the West. Some of the stories reflect the sense of humour ranch and farm families developed to help them through hard times, whereas others hint at disappointment and tragedy. Together with the photographs they give us a fascinating insight into our history.

30-Second Great Inventions - 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained... 30-Second Great Inventions - 50 light-bulb moments that changed the world, from the compass to the smartphone, each explained in half a minute (Hardcover)
David Boyle 1
R439 R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Save R117 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Universal change is often the result of an individual's lightbulb moment - an invention that triggers a ripple effect across countries, continents, or even out into space. Great Inventions in 30 Seconds looks at fifty of these groundbreaking innovations - great ideas that really did change the world. It covers a wide range, from early days (the wheel) through materials (the invention of steel, for example, or plastic) to communications (the alphabet, the printing press, the Worldwide Web) and the conveniences of (relatively) modern daily life (refrigeration, indoor plumbing, central heating). It's a sharp reminder that almost every aspect of life in the second decade of the 21st century is the result of someone's bright idea, - and one that they acted on to turn it into a viable invention. Along the way you'll learn all about the personalities behind the inventions: revealing and intriguing in equal measure.

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