M4 Sherman at War by Michael Green

By Michael Green

It used to be now not the main seriously armored tank--it used to be tall and ungainly, and its firepower could not fit the German tanks it faced--but via dint of sheer numbers and downright reliability, the M4 Sherman turned the successful workhorse of global warfare II. This booklet offers readers an within examine one of many best-known American tanks from the viewpoint of tankers and different army team of workers who skilled the M4 Sherman firsthand. With diagrams and outlines of assorted parts, it additionally information the triumph of yank undefined, which got here into the warfare with no smooth tank and overcame the Axis powers with 50,000 M4 Shermans. From harrowing first-person debts of tank strive against to close-ups of the M4 Sherman's mechanical makeup, this e-book offers readers an extraordinary perception into the tank that, greater than the other, embodied American pluck and tool.

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Engineering Properties of Rocks by Lianyang Zhang

By Lianyang Zhang

More frequently than now not, it truly is tough or perhaps very unlikely to acquire at once the categorical rock parameters of curiosity utilizing in situ methods. The strategies for measuring so much rock homes also are time eating and costly. Engineering houses of Rocks, moment version, explores using usual values and/or empirical correlations of comparable rocks to figure out the explicit parameters wanted. The publication relies at the author's large event and gives a unmarried resource of data for the assessment of rock homes. It systematically describes the class and characterization of intact rock, rock discontinuities, and rock plenty, and offers a few of the oblique tools for estimating the deformability, energy, and permeability of those elements in addition to the in situ rock stresses.

  • Presents a unmarried resource for the correlations on rock properties
  • Saves time and assets invested on in situ checking out procedures
  • Fully up-to-date with present literature
  • Expanded assurance of rock varieties and geographical locations

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Super-Heavy Tanks of World War II by Kenneth Estes

By Kenneth Estes

This name explores the perception and layout of a number of huge, immense and robust tanks that got here to be distinctive as 'super-heavy'. The attention-grabbing super-heavy tanks of worldwide battle II have been heirs to the siege computer culture - a way of breaking the impasse of floor strive against. As a category of scuffling with car, they begun with the area conflict I inspiration of the quest for a "breakthrough" tank, designed to pass enemy strains. it isn't wonderful that the step forward tank initiatives of the interval ahead of international struggle II happened within the armies that suffered the main casualties of the good conflict (Russia, France, Germany). the entire important Axis and Allied international locations finally initiated super-heavy improvement initiatives, with more and more heavy armor and armament.
Much because the casualties of global warfare I triggered the unique step forward tank advancements, as Germany discovered itself at the shielding, with diminishing operational clients and an more and more determined management, so too did its concentration flip to the super-heavy tanks that can flip the tide again of their prefer. even if just a small variety of super-heavy tanks have been outfitted, less observed energetic provider, their awesome visual appeal and requirements - let alone the probabilities of what could have been - have captured the curiosity of AFV fans, historians and armed forces team of workers. This illustrated and certain examine explores and compares those designs in extraordinary intensity.

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Forts Of The United States: A Historical Dictionary, 16th by Bud Hannings

By Bud Hannings

From forts to blockhouses, garrison homes to buying and selling posts, stations to presidios, missions to ranches and cities, this paintings presents a heritage of the first fortifications confirmed in the course of four hundred tumultuous years in what may turn into the USA of the USA. lower than every one state’s heading, this vast quantity comprises alphabetized entries with information about each one structure’s heritage. The earliest forts proven through the Danes, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Swedes and Mexicans and via the transitority visual appeal of the Russians are indexed. The colonial American forts, lots of that have been formerly confirmed via the eu powers, are coated intimately. starting with the yank Revolution, all the American army fortifications, military forts, settlers’ forts and blockhouses is indexed and defined. precious appendices checklist Civil warfare defenses (and army hospitals) of Washington, D.C.; Florida Seminole Indian conflict forts; Pony exhibit depots; Spanish missions and presidios; and twentieth-century U.S. forts, posts, bases, and stations. A chronology of conflicts that paralleled the expansion of the USA is additionally supplied, supplying perception into the old context of citadel development.

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Transboundary Risk Governance (The Earthscan Risk in Society by Rolf Lidskog, Linda Soneryd, Ylva Uggla

By Rolf Lidskog, Linda Soneryd, Ylva Uggla

Governing environmental chance, quite large-scale transboundary dangers linked to weather swap and pollutants, is among the such a lot urgent difficulties dealing with society . This booklet makes a speciality of a suite of key questions with regards to environmental legislation: How are actions regulated in a fragmented international - a global of kingdom states, regulators, family and foreign legislation and political contests - and one within which more than a few actors, corresponding to governments, businesses and NGOs act so one can impression laws in particular coverage parts? How are advanced and trans-boundary environmental concerns controlled? What position does specialist wisdom play in regulating this type of concerns? What supply ideas authority? briefly, how do actors try and render a subject governable? Drawing on rules thought, discourse idea and technology and expertise reviews, and utilising unique learn, the authors examine the rules of 4 varieties of complicated and trans-boundary environmental matters: oil security within the Baltic Sea, cellphones and radiation defense, weather switch edition and genetically transformed plants. the results contain insights for policymakers, regulators and researchers into how dominant frames are developed, valid actors are configured and authority is demonstrated. This in flip exposes the stipulations for, and probability of, constructing law, making authoritative ideas and shaping proper wisdom with the intention to govern complicated environmental hazards.

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Deformation of Glacial Materials (Geological Society Special by A. J. Maltman

By A. J. Maltman

The movement of glacier ice can produce constructions which are notable and gorgeous. linked sediments, too, can strengthen dazzling deformation buildings, and examples are remarkably good preserved in Quaternary deposits. even supposing such gains have lengthy been famous, they're now the topic of latest recognition from glaciologists and glacial geologists. This number of papers addresses how the tools for unravelling deformation constructions advanced lately by means of structural geologists can be utilized for glacial fabrics, and the possibilities provided to structural geologists by means of glacial fabrics for learning deformation in rocks. There are authoritative reports through prime scientists with a world insurance. Readership: Quaternary Geologists, glaciologists, glacial geomorphologists, structural geologists, sedimentologists, engineering geologists, ultimate 12 months undergraduates and Masters degrees. additionally to be had: waft Exploration in Glaciated Terrain - ISBN 1862390827 Cryospheric structures: Glaciers And Permafrost - ISBN 1862391750 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the earth, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of fine quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas acceptance for the standard of its work.The many components during which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology publications

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Well Logging and Geology by Serra, Oberto; Serra, Lorenzo

By Serra, Oberto; Serra, Lorenzo

This booklet is one in a chain of 3 books via the authors on quite a few elements of good logging, with the ultimate e-book to be on reservoir evaluate. The e-book departs from conventional log research books in that it has a really powerful emphasis on geologic ideas with an in depth evaluation of the methods that impact hydrocarbon accumulations. The chapters are written in a stand-alone structure. This ebook is fantastically illustrated with coloured plots, charts, and block diagrams on almost each web page.
entrance subject
• desk of Contents
1. Generalities
2. good Logging and Rock Composition
three. good Logging and Rock Texture
four. good Logging and Rock constitution
five. good Logging, Facies, series and atmosphere
6. good Logging and Diagenesis
7. good Logging and Compaction
eight. good Logging and Tectonics
nine. good Logging and Fractures
10. good Logging and resource Rock
eleven. good Logging and series Stratigraphy
Index - word list
Index of Referenced Authors

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BMP infantry fighting vehicle by Steven J. Zaloga, Peter Sarson

By Steven J. Zaloga, Peter Sarson

The BMP represented an incredible swap in mechanised infantry strategies, supplying the infantry squad with extraordinary firepower, mobility and safety. With over 55,000 synthetic considering that 1966, it's also some of the most quite a few armoured automobiles ever equipped. Steven Zaloga examines the advance and function of this radical laptop.

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