Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 9781101872765
Year 2014-11-04
Pages 632
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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Stegner's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner's masterpiece.

Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 1442018976
Year 2009-07-10
Pages 557
Language en
Publisher Paw Prints
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Traces the lives and fortunes of four generations of one family as they attempt to build a life for themselves in the American West.

Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose Author Wallace Stegner
ISBN-10 1101075821
Year 2000-12-01
Pages 592
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of personal, historical, and geographic discovery Confined to a wheelchair, retired historian Lyman Ward sets out to write his grandparents' remarkable story, chronicling their days spent carving civilization into the surface of America's western frontier. But his research reveals even more about his own life than he's willing to admit. What emerges is an enthralling portrait of four generations in the life of an American family. "Cause for celebration . . . A superb novel with an amplitude of scale and richness of detail altogether uncommon in contemporary fiction." —The Atlantic Monthly "Brilliant . . . Two stories, past and present, merge to produce what important fiction must: a sense of the enchantment of life." —Los Angeles Times This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Jackson J. Benson. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Angle of Repose

Angle of Repose Author Frederic P. Miller
ISBN-10 613083361X
Year 2010-07-25
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Alphascript Publishing
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The angle of repose (sometimes incorrectly confused with the 'angle of internal friction') is an engineering property of granular materials. It is the maximum angle of a stable slope determined by friction, cohesion and the shapes of the particles. When bulk granular materials are poured onto a horizontal surface, a conical pile will form. The internal angle between the surface of the pile and the horizontal surface is known as the angle of repose and is related to the density, surface area and shapes of the particles, and the coefficient of friction of the material. Material with a low angle of repose forms flatter piles than material with a high angle of repose. In other words, the angle of repose is the angle a pile forms with the ground.

Fertilizer Manual

Fertilizer Manual Author UN Industrial Development Organization
ISBN-10 0792350324
Year 1998-03-31
Pages 616
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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The Fertilizer Manual, 3rd Edition, is a new, fully updated, comprehensive reference on the technology of fertilizer production. The manual contains engineering flow diagrams and process requirements for all major fertilizer processes including ammonia, urea, phosphates, potassium products and many others. Environmental considerations are addressed clearly. Equally important, the manual includes chapters on fertilizer use, production and distribution economics, raw materials, and the status of the fertilizer industry with demand-supply projections. Professionals involved with any phase of fertilizer production, use, marketing, or distribution will find this book valuable.

The Avalanche Handbook

The Avalanche Handbook Author David McClung
ISBN-10 0898868092
Year 2006
Pages 342
Language en
Publisher The Mountaineers Books
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Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.

Structural Engineer s Pocket Book 2nd Edition

Structural Engineer s Pocket Book  2nd Edition Author Fiona Cobb
ISBN-10 9780750686860
Year 2008-12-11
Pages 395
Language en
Publisher Elsevier
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Now in its second edition, the Structural Engineer's Pocket Book is a comprehensive pocket reference guide for professional and student structural engineers, particularly those taking the iStructE Part 3 Exam. The combination of tables, data, facts, formulae and rules of thumb make it a valuable aid in scheme design for structural engineers in the office, in transit or on site. Concise and precise, this second edition is updated to reflect changes to the British Standards, which are used and referenced throughout, as well as the addition of a new section on sustainability. Other subject areas include timber, masonry, steel, concrete, aluminium and glass.

Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow

Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow Author Hubert Chanson
ISBN-10 9780080472973
Year 2004-05-25
Pages 650
Language en
Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann
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Since the publication of its first edition in 1999, 'The Hydraulics of Open Channel Flow' has been praised by professionals, academics, students and researchers alike as the most practical modern textbook on open channel flow available. This new edition includes substantial new material on hydraulic modelling, in particular addressing unsteady open channel flows. There are also many new exercises and projects, including a major new revision assignment. This innovative textbook contains numerous examples and practical applications, and is fully illustrated with photographs. Dr Chanson introduces the basic principles of open channel flow and takes readers through the key topics of sediment transport, hydraulic modelling and the design of hydraulic structures. ·Comprehensive coverage of the basic principles of key application areas of the hydraulics of open channel flow ·New exercises and examples added to aid understanding ·Ideal for use by students and lecturers in civil and environmental engineering

Bulk Solids Handling

Bulk Solids Handling Author C.R. Woodcock
ISBN-10 0751402958
Year 1988-08-31
Pages 522
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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An understanding ofthe properties and the handling characteristics of liquids and gases has long been regarded as an essential requirement for most practising engineers. It is therefore not surprising that, over the years, there has been a regular appearance of books dealing with the fundamentals of fluid mechanics, fluid flow, hydraulics and related topics. What is surprising is that there has been no parallel development of the related discipline of Bulk Solids Handling, despite its increasing importance in modern industry across the world. It is only very recently that a structured approach to the teaching, and learning, of the subject has begun to evolve. A reason for the slow emergence of Bulk Solids Handling as an accepted topic of study in academic courses on mechanical, agricultural, chemical, mining and civil engineering is perhaps that the practice is so often taken for granted. Certainly the variety of materials being handled in bulk is almost endless, ranging in size from fine dust to rocks, in value from refuse to gold, and in temperature from deep-frozen peas to near-molten metal.

Granular Dynamic Theory and Its Applications

Granular Dynamic Theory and Its Applications Author Aixiang Wu
ISBN-10 3540758224
Year 2008-06-25
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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This volume introduces both theory and applications in detail. It includes differential dynamical models of granular shearing, dynamical strength characteristics and the excited response of granules subject to vibration. The book is a useful reference for both theoretical researchers and engineers in the fields of mining engineering and geotechnical engineering. Engineers in fields ranging from metallurgy to water conservancy and hydroelectricity will also benefit from the book.

Powders and Bulk Solids

Powders and Bulk Solids Author Dietmar Schulze
ISBN-10 9783540737681
Year 2007-09-26
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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The book concentrates on powder flow properties, their measurement and applications. These topics are explained starting from the interactions between individual particles up to the design of silos. A wide range of problems are discussed – such as flow obstructions, segregation, and vibrations. The goal is to provide a deeper understanding of the powder flow, and to show practical solutions.

Mechanical Conveyors

Mechanical Conveyors Author Mohammad E. Fayed
ISBN-10 1566764165
Year 1996-10-01
Pages 485
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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This book is a comprehensive, practical guide and reference to today's mechanical conveyor systems. It covers all types of mechanical conveyors, providing in-depth information on their design, function and applications. More than 180 photographs and schematics illustrate details of design and system layout. An introductory chapter provides an understanding of the characteristics of various types of bulk solids, including their conveyability and the types of conveying systems most effective for each. Following chapters examine each of five major categories of conveying systems, with practical details on their design, operation and applications. The final chapter presents basic information on motors and drives for conveying systems, as well as related equipment such as speed reduction systems and conveyor brakes. The emphasis throughout the text is on practical engineering and operating information, with a minimum of theory. The presentation is systematic and organized for easy reference. A very detailed index enables the quick location of needed information. This guide and reference will be useful to all engineers and other personnel involved in the continuous movement of bulk solids. It serves as both a basic introduction and a desk-top reference. The Authors Dr. Fayed is a Professor and Director of the Powder Science & Technology Group at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto. He is also a licensed Consulting Engineer, a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering. Previously he held positions in process design and development with ICI, Davy McKee, M. W. Kellogg, and Peabody. He has lectured at numerous seminars and workshops at meetings of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and other organizations. He has published many papers on particulate technology and is the co-editor of Powder Science & Technology Handbook. Thomas Skocir in an engineer presently with ECO-TEC, an environmental engineering company in Toronto.

Pharmaceutical Capsules

Pharmaceutical Capsules Author Fridrun Podczeck
ISBN-10 0853695687
Year 2004
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Pharmaceutical Press
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Previously published as Hard Capsules, this updated and expanded second edition covers all aspects of capsule technology, including history, standards, methods and equipment used in manufacture, filling, printing, weighing, cleaning and inspecting of both hard and soft capsules. Pharmaceutical Capsules is an essential resource for all those involved in the development, manufacture and testing of capsules. It will also be valuable to pharmaceutical science students and regulatory authorities.

Powder Mixing

Powder Mixing Author B.H. Kaye
ISBN-10 0412403404
Year 1997-09-30
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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The operation of a powder mixer requires a knowledge not only of the mixing mechanisms but of the physical properties of the powders being mixed. Powder Mixing is unique in that it explores the relevant physics of the powder systems including characterization procedures and rheology, and contains an extensive review of different methods that have been employed to study the structure of mixtures. The techniques for achieving structured mixtures such as microencapsulation, and recent developments in deterministic chaos theory and fractal geometry as applied to the study of powder mixing systems, are reviewed. In particular, new techniques for studying the mixing powders based on avalanching theory and critically self-organized systems are studied. These are followed by a review of the wide range of different mixers commercially available and an extensive bibliography. Powder Mixing is an essential reference for all those interested in the basic science of powder mixing and the availability of industrial systems to achieve a mixture of different kinds. The main emphasis of the text is on working principles and operative systems, and is suitable for industrial workers, chemical engineers and students alike.