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Space Mining and Manufacturing - Off-World Resources and Revolutionary Engineering Techniques (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Davide... Space Mining and Manufacturing - Off-World Resources and Revolutionary Engineering Techniques (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Davide Sivolella
R704 R561 Discovery Miles 5 610 Save R143 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book produces convincing evidence that exploiting the potential of space could help solve many environmental and social issues affecting our planet, such as pollution, overcrowding, resource depletion and conflicts, economic inequality, social unrest, economic instability and unemployment. It also touches on the legal problems that will be encountered with the implementation of the new technologies and new laws that will need to be enacted and new organizations that will need to be formed to deal with these changes. This proposition for a space economy is not science fiction, but well within the remit of current or under development technologies. Numerous technologies are described and put together to form a coherent and feasible road map that, if implemented, could lead humankind towards a brighter future.

Ford Escort (80 - 90) (Hardcover): Ford Escort (80 - 90) (Hardcover)
R606 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R80 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Outlaw Ocean (Paperback): Ian Urbina The Outlaw Ocean (Paperback)
Ian Urbina 1
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenaline-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.

There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world’s oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international authority, these immense regions of treacherous water play host to the unbridled extremes of human behaviour and activity.

Traffickers and smugglers, pirates and mercenaries, wreck thieves and repo men, vigilante conservationists and elusive poachers, seabound abortionists, clandestine oil-dumpers, shackled slaves and cast-adrift stowaways: drawing on five years of perilous and intrepid reporting, often hundreds of miles from shore, Urbina introduces us to the inhabitants of this hidden world and their risk-fraught lives. Through their stories of astonishing courage and brutality, survival and tragedy, he uncovers a globe-spanning network of crime and exploitation that emanates from the fishing, oil and shipping industries, and on which the world’s economies rely.

Both a gripping adventure story and a stunning exposť, this unique work of reportage brings fully into view for the first time the disturbing reality of a floating world that connects us all, a place where anyone can do anything because no one is watching.

Yamaha FJ, FZ, XJ & YX600 Radian (84 - 92) (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Yamaha FJ, FZ, XJ & YX600 Radian (84 - 92) (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Haynes disassembles every subject vehicle and documents every step with thorough instructions and clear photos. Haynes repair manuals are used by the pros, but written for the do-it-yourselfer.

Amazing Paper Airplanes - The Craft and Science of Flight (Paperback): Kyong Hwa Lee Amazing Paper Airplanes - The Craft and Science of Flight (Paperback)
Kyong Hwa Lee
R448 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R58 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book Kyong Hwa Lee combines the art of origami and the science of flight to create unique paper airplane designs for aviation enthusiasts of all ages. Featuring thirty-two designs, Amazing Paper Airplanes showcases models resembling real-world aircraft, including the F-22 fighter jet, a P-51 World War II plane, the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger-the first supersonic delta-wing interceptor airplane of the US Air Force-and more. For these models, Lee provides information along with an image of the real plane to encourage interest in aerospace technology. Every design has been flight-tested and presents complete step-by-step folding instructions. In addition to showing basic and advanced folding techniques and providing templates for each plane, the author explains the theory behind flight and offers tips to fine-tune paper airplanes for optimal flying.

Practical Motorsport Engineering (Paperback): Andrew Livesey Practical Motorsport Engineering (Paperback)
Andrew Livesey
R1,123 Discovery Miles 11 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This guide and textbook on motorsport engineering is written from a practical point of view. It offers a wide-ranging insight into the nuts and bolts technology of practical car racing from saloons and sports cars to open wheelers. It gives the aspiring race engineer the tools to do the job by explaining all aspects of race car technology and offering crucial insight into the essentials of the motorsport engineering industry. For motorsport engineering students at all levels, this book particularly covers the examination syllabuses for IMI (the Institute of the Motor Industry), EAL and BTEC, and meets the CPD requirements of most engineering institutions. Each aspect of the race car is covered in a separate chapter with test questions and suggestions for further study at the end. Combining the key points from his previous publications Basic Motorsport Engineering and Advanced Motorsport Engineering, the author draws on a career in teaching and industry to create the must-have, all-in-one reference. It is an ideal companion for the practising owner, driver or race engineer (whether amateur or professional), a suitable introductory text for HND and degree students and a great point of reference for any other keen fans with an interest in motorsport.

Autonomous Ships and the Law (Hardcover): Henrik Ringbom, Erik Rosaeg, Trond Solvang Autonomous Ships and the Law (Hardcover)
Henrik Ringbom, Erik Rosaeg, Trond Solvang
R2,981 Discovery Miles 29 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Interest in autonomous ships has grown exponentially over the past few years. Whereas a few years ago, the prospect of unmanned and autonomous vessels sailing on the seas was considered unrealistic, the debate now centers on when and in what format and pace the development will take place. Law has a key role to play in this development and legal obstacles are often singled out as principal barriers to the rapid introduction of new technologies in shipping. Within a few years, autonomous ships have turned from a non-issue to one of the main regulatory topics being addressed by the International Maritime Organization. However, the regulatory discussion is still in its infancy, and while many new questions have been raised, few answers have been provided to them to date. Increased automation of tasks that have traditionally been undertaken by ships' crews raises interesting legal questions across the whole spectrum of maritime law. The first of its kind, this book explores the issue of autonomous ships from a wide range of legal perspectives, including both private law and public law at international and national level, making available cutting-edge research which will be of significant interest to researchers in maritime law.

Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications - Advanced Analysis of Vehicle Related Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016):... Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications - Advanced Analysis of Vehicle Related Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Reza N. Jazar, Liming Dai
R3,937 R3,244 Discovery Miles 32 440 Save R693 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book looks at the broad field of engineering science through the lens of nonlinear approaches. Examples focus on issues in vehicle technology, including vehicle dynamics, vehicle-road interaction, steering, and control for electric and hybrid vehicles. Also included are discussions on train and tram systems, aerial vehicles, robot-human interaction, and contact and scratch analysis at the micro/nanoscale. Chapters are based on invited contributions from world-class experts in the field who advance the future of engineering by discussing the development of more optimal, accurate, efficient, and cost and energy effective systems. This book is appropriate for researchers, students, and practicing engineers who are interested in the applications of nonlinear approaches to solving engineering and science problems.

The Automotive Chassis - Volume 1: Components Design (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2020): Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello The Automotive Chassis - Volume 1: Components Design (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2020)
Giancarlo Genta, Lorenzo Morello
R1,455 Discovery Miles 14 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This textbook draws on the authors' experience gained by teaching courses for engineering students on e.g. vehicle mechanics, vehicle system design, and chassis design; and on their practical experience as engineering designers for vehicle and chassis components at a major automotive company. The book is primarily intended for students of automotive engineering, but also for all technicians and designers working in this field. Other enthusiastic engineers will also find it to be a useful technical guide. The present volume (The Automotive Chassis - Volume 1: Component Design) focuses on automotive chassis components, such as:* the structure, which is usually a ladder framework and supports all the remaining components of the vehicle;* the suspension for the mechanical linkage of the wheels;* the wheels and tires;* the steering system;* the brake system; and* the transmission system, used to apply engine torque to the driving wheels. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition presents recent developments, particularly in brake, steering, suspension and transmission subsystems. Special emphasis is given to modern control systems and control strategies.

Intelligent Transport Systems - Cases and Policies (Hardcover, Illustrated edition): Roger R. Stough Intelligent Transport Systems - Cases and Policies (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Roger R. Stough
R2,557 Discovery Miles 25 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are expected to add considerable productivity to existing transportation infrastructure and to therefore partially reduce the need for more physical infrastructure such as additional lanes of roadway. But there are huge barriers to achieving this vision ranging from the technical to the institutional. In this book a new outcome oriented methodology is developed and applied to a diverse set of ITS case studies in an effort to gain insight into the barriers to deployment. The case studies, most from the National Capital Region (Washington) in the US, include but are not limited to evaluation of electronic tolling, truck roll over warning systems, Advanced Traffic Information Systems (ATIS), variable message signs (VMS), ITS enhanced emergency management systems and ITS bridge operations. The evaluation methodology bears similarity to the benefit/cost balance sheet approach. Full cost (benefit) assessment is adopted with multiple externalities (environment, economic development, social equity issues, etc.) formally included in each of the individual evaluations. Transportation policymakers as well as scholars and students of economic, public policy and political science will find this study useful and informative.

Coastal & Offshore Navigation (Paperback, 3rd edition): Tom Cunliffe Coastal & Offshore Navigation (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Tom Cunliffe
R386 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R65 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The purpose of "Coastal and Offshore Navigation 3rd Edition" is to give the sailor - who has some knowledge of inshore work - a solid foundation in the arts of coastal and offshore navigation. The approach to the subject is essentially practical, so that a yachtsman whose seafaring is done in a small sailing vessel can relate to and profit from the contents.

Considerable effort has been made to indicate the sort of accuracy that can reasonably be expected in the various facets of small craft navigation, so that the reader can sensibly evaluate their results. All the threads with which the navigator weaves his patterns are drawn together at the end of the book in chapters on passage planning and navigational practice. These explain what you actually do, while the earlier chapters give you the knowledge and expertise with which to do it, in reality, out at sea.

"Coastal and Offshore Navigation 3rd Edition" guides you through all the techniques you need to master - and shows you how to draw them together in practice to ensure a smooth trip and safe landfall.

Includes: A review of the basic arts of navigation How to predict the tide - and make it work for you How to keep a realistic check on your navigational accuracy and modify your tactics accordingly Safe and constructive use of electronic aids to navigation Passage planning for an enjoyable, satisfying voyage Passage making: a systematic, no-nonsense approach

Kawasaki KC, KE & KH100 (75 - 99) (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Haynes Publishing Kawasaki KC, KE & KH100 (75 - 99) (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Haynes Publishing
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.

Imray Chart C7 - Falmouth to Isles of Scilly and Trevose Head (Sheet map, folded, New edition): Imray Imray Chart C7 - Falmouth to Isles of Scilly and Trevose Head (Sheet map, folded, New edition)
Imray
R491 R445 Discovery Miles 4 450 Save R46 (9%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Chart scale 1:120 000 Plans included: Newquay Bay (1:10 000) Saint Ives (1:15 000) St Mary's Road (1:25 000) Hugh Town (1:10 000) Mousehole (1:5000) Newlyn Harbour (1:12 000) Penzance (1:12 000) Saint Michael's Mount (1:12 500) Porthleven (1:5000) Mullion Cove (1:7500) On this 2017 edition the latest available depth surveys have been applied. The chart specification has been improved to show coloured light flashes. There has been general updating throughout.

ISE Introduction to Flight (Paperback, 9th edition): John Anderson ISE Introduction to Flight (Paperback, 9th edition)
John Anderson
R1,491 Discovery Miles 14 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures - Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control (Hardcover): Jian Zhang,... Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures - Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control (Hardcover)
Jian Zhang, Zhishen Wu, Mohammad Noori, Yong Li
R2,508 Discovery Miles 25 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures: Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control covers a wide range of topics in the areas of vibration testing, instrumentation, and analysis of civil engineering and critical infrastructure. It explains how recent research, development, and applications in experimental vibration analysis of civil engineering structures have progressed significantly due to advancements in the fields of sensor and testing technologies, instrumentation, data acquisition systems, computer technology, computational modeling and simulation of large and complex civil infrastructure systems. The book also examines how cutting-edge artificial intelligence and data analytics can be applied to infrastructure systems. Features: Explains how recent technological developments have resulted in addressing the challenge of designing more resilient infrastructure Examines numerous research studies conducted by leading scholars in the field of infrastructure systems and civil engineering Presents the most emergent fields of civil engineering design, such as data analytics and Artificial Intelligence for the analysis and performance assessment of infrastructure systems and their resilience Emphasizes the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to develop the modeling, analysis, and experimental tools for designing more resilient and intelligent infrastructures Appropriate for practicing engineers and upper-level students, Experimental Vibration Analysis for Civil Structures: Testing, Sensing, Monitoring, and Control serves as a strategic roadmap for further research in the field of vibration testing and instrumentation of infrastructure systems.

Suzuki GT, ZR & TS50 (77 - 90) (Paperback, Revised edition): Haynes Publishing Suzuki GT, ZR & TS50 (77 - 90) (Paperback, Revised edition)
Haynes Publishing
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
GPS Tracking with Java EE Components - Challenges of Connected Cars (Paperback): Kristof Beiglboeck GPS Tracking with Java EE Components - Challenges of Connected Cars (Paperback)
Kristof Beiglboeck
R2,123 Discovery Miles 21 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

GPS Tracking with Java EE Components: Challenges of Connected Cars highlights how the self-driving car is actually changing the automotive industry, from programing embedded software to hosting services and data crunching, in real time, with really big data. The book analyzes how the challenges of the Self Driving Car (SDC) exceed the limits of a classical GPS Tracking System (GTS.) It provides a guidebook on setting up a tracking system by customizing its components. It also provides an overview of the prototyping and modeling process, and how the reader can modify this process for his or her own software. Every component is introduced in detail and includes a number of design decisions for development. The book introduces Java EE (JEE) Modules, and shows how they can be combined to a customizable GTS, and used as seed components to enrich existing systems with live tracking. The book also explores how to merge tracking and mapping to guide SDCs, and focuses on client server programming to provide useful information. It also discusses the challenges involved with the live coordination of moving cars. This book is designed to aid GTS developers and engineers in the automotive industry. It can also help Java Developers, not only interested in GPS Tracking, but in modern software design from many individual modules. Source code and sample applications will be available on the book's website.

MZ ETZ Models (81 - 95) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Haynes Publishing MZ ETZ Models (81 - 95) (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Haynes Publishing
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Across the Airless Wilds - The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings (Standard format, CD): Earl Swift Across the Airless Wilds - The Lunar Rover and the Triumph of the Final Moon Landings (Standard format, CD)
Earl Swift; Read by Adam Verner
R791 R570 Discovery Miles 5 700 Save R221 (28%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Honda CB/CD125T & CM125C Twins (77 - 88) (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Honda CB/CD125T & CM125C Twins (77 - 88) (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Suzuki GS/GSX550 4-Valve Fours (83 - 88) (Paperback): Haynes Publishing Suzuki GS/GSX550 4-Valve Fours (83 - 88) (Paperback)
Haynes Publishing
R619 Discovery Miles 6 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Haynes offers the best coverage for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and motorcycles on the market today. Each manual contains easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems; tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools; notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic; color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index.

Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Sara Hopkinson Navigation: A Newcomer's Guide (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Sara Hopkinson
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Get to grips with navigation at sea. This best-selling book gives you all the information you need to know to do just that! It starts from scratch, uses no jargon and features diagrams and pictures, instead of words, wherever possible. It has been updated to cover all modern navigation. It is recommended by Fernhurst Books for beginners and Day Skipper students. Written by an RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Examiner who runs her own RYA Training Centre which specialises in navigation, it is the perfect place for newcomers to navigation to start. It explains simply how to look at charts, find your position, look at tides, plan your passage and determine the course to steer. It will help you find out where you are and how to get to where you want to be. In a new innovation, diagrams from this book are being made available to navigation instructors to use in their own classes.

Paving Our Ways - A History of the World's Roads and Pavements (Paperback): Maxwell Lay, John Metcalf, Kieran Sharp Paving Our Ways - A History of the World's Roads and Pavements (Paperback)
Maxwell Lay, John Metcalf, Kieran Sharp
R927 Discovery Miles 9 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Paving Our Ways covers the international history of road paving in an interesting, readable and technically accurate way. It provides an overview of the associated technologies in a historical context. It examines the earliest pavements in Egypt and Mesopotamia and then moves to North Africa, Crete, Greece and Italy, before a review of pavements used by the Romans in their magnificent road system. After its empire collapsed, Roman pavements fell into ruin. The slow recovery of pavements in Europe began in France and then in England. The work of Tresaguet, Telford and McAdam is examined. Asphalt and concrete slowly improved as paving materials in the second part of the 19th century. Major advances occurred in the 20th century with the availability of powerful machinery, pneumatic tyres and bitumen. The advances needed to bring pavements to their current development are explored, as are the tools for financing, constructing, managing and maintaining pavements. The book should appeal to those interested in road paving, and in the history of engineering and transport. It can also serve as a text for courses in engineering history.

Robotic Manipulators and Vehicles - Control, Estimation and Filtering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Gerasimos Rigatos, Krishna... Robotic Manipulators and Vehicles - Control, Estimation and Filtering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Gerasimos Rigatos, Krishna Busawon
R4,674 Discovery Miles 46 740 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This monograph addresses problems of: * nonlinear control, estimation and filtering for robotic manipulators (multi-degree-of freedom rigid-link robots, flexible-link robots, underactuated, redundant and cooperating manipulators and closed-chain robotic mechanisms); and* nonlinear control, estimation and filtering for autonomous robotic vehicles operating on the ground, in the air, and on and under water, independently and in cooperating groups. The book is a thorough treatment of the entire range of applications of robotic manipulators and autonomous vehicles. The nonlinear control and estimation methods it develops can be used generically, being suitable for a wide range of robotic systems. Such methods can improve robustness, precision and fault-tolerance in robotic manipulators and vehicles at the same time as enabling the reliable functioning of these systems under variable conditions, model uncertainty and external perturbations.

Above and Beyond - Exploring the Business of Space (Hardcover): Louis Brennan, Loizos Heracleous, Alessandra Vecchi Above and Beyond - Exploring the Business of Space (Hardcover)
Louis Brennan, Loizos Heracleous, Alessandra Vecchi
R2,851 Discovery Miles 28 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The global space sector has always been regarded as a cutting-edge field, futuristic and at the forefront of innovation. In recent years, the sector has undergone massive change, giving rise to a high-technology niche worth over $330 billion in revenues worldwide and growing. That process, encompassing a greater and more diverse set of actors, has been described as the "democratization of space." Above and Beyond: Exploring the Business of Space provides a comprehensive and current overview of the business of space and its distinctive competitive dynamics. The book explores the commercialization of space, taking the reader on a journey from the era of the Space Race up to the present and beyond. Focusing on both state and commercial actors, the book provides an exhaustive panoramic view of an area of growing human endeavour and ambition that is both informative and fascinating. As the business of space continues to develop and grow at a remarkable pace, the book offers a thoughtful and timely analysis of its past, present and future scenarios. While providing a critical assessment of the business of space, this book offers valuable insights to academics, policy makers and anyone with a keen interest in the sector, as well as useful lessons from emerging commercial and traditional space actors that have broader applicability to other industries and their managers.

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