Download E-books Fatal Treasure: Greed and Death, Emeralds and Gold, and the Obsessive Search for the Legendary Ghost Galleon Atocha PDF

By Jedwin Smith

In genuine life-especially off the Florida coast-things may have deadly outcomes. deadly Treasure is a very compelling read.
-Aphrodite Jones, manhattan occasions bestselling writer of merciless Sacrifice and All She Wanted

In 1622, countless numbers of individuals misplaced their lives to the curse of the Spanish galleon Atocha-and they wouldn't be the final. deadly Treasure combines the rousing experience of send of Gold within the Deep Blue Sea with the compelling characters and native colour of nighttime within the backyard of excellent and Evil. It tells the strong actual tale of the relentless quest to discover the Atocha and reclaim her important treasures from the ocean. you are going to keep on with Mel Fisher, his relatives, and their intrepid workforce of treasure hunters as they dive underneath the treacherous waters of the Florida Straits and scour the sea flooring looking for gold, silver, and emeralds. and you may detect that just about 4 centuries after the shipwreck, the curse of the Atocha remains to be a dangerous force.

""On at the present time, the ocean once more relinquished its carry at the riches and glory of seventeenth-century Spain. And by way of the grace of God, i might percentage the instant of glory . . . . i used to be achieving for my 8th emerald, one other huge one, whilst the invisible fingers squeezed my trachea. In desperation, I clutched at my throat to pry away the enemy's hands. yet not anyone had carry of me.""
-From the Prologue

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Download E-books Hub Cities in the Knowledge Economy: Seaports, Airports, Brainports PDF

By Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox, Visit Amazon's Sven Conventz Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Sven Conventz,

The overarching examine subject addressed during this e-book is the complicated and multifaceted interplay among infrastructural accessibility/connectivity of city-regions at the one hand and data new release in those city-regions however. To this finish, the booklet brings jointly chapters analysing how infrastructural accessibility is said to altering styles of industrial position of knowledge-intensive industries in city-regions. The chapters during this ebook in particular reside on fresh manifestations of and advancements within the accessibility/knowledge-nexus, with a specific metageographical concentrate on how this materializes in significant city-regions. within the various chapters, this moving relation is broached from diverse views (seaports, airports, brainports), at diverse scales (ranging from global-scale analyses to case studies), and by way of adopting various methodologies (straddling the big variety of methodological techniques at the moment followed in human geography research). Researchers contributing to this edited quantity come from diverse scholarly backgrounds (sociology, human geography, local planning), which permits for a different treatise of this study subject.

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Download E-books Politics of Transport in Twentieth-Century France PDF

By Joseph Jones

Joseph Jones's examine specializes in the interval because international struggle I. In those years the steadiness of the shipping global used to be shaken by means of the impact of motor vehicle festival upon the railways' close to monopoly. A republican culture in keeping with worry of monopoloy and safety of neighborhood amenities had emerged within the period while rail used to be king. within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties delivery coverage grew to become a tug of warfare among supporters of this custom and those that felt new method was once had to do something about pageant, monetary melancholy, and struggle. Legislative proposals ended in heated dialogue as railway businesses, vehicle brands, truckers, oil businesses, small enterprise, neighborhood professionals, and exchange unions fought to safeguard their pursuits. Dr Jones's research of those conflicts, dependent uopn huge archival study, illustrates the strain among kingdom making plans fiscal liberalism wihch has been the vital factor in fiscal coverage in twentieth-century France.

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Download E-books Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City PDF

By Kurt C. Schlichting

Grand significant Terminal, one among ny City's preeminent constructions, stands as an impressive Beaux-Arts monument to America's Railway Age, and it is still an integral part of urban lifestyles at the present time. accomplished in 1913 after ten years of building, the terminal turned the city's most vital transportation hub, linking long-distance and commuter trains to New York's community of subways, increased trains, and streetcars. Its hovering Grand Concourse nonetheless bargains passengers an impressive gateway to the wonders past forty second Street.

In Grand significant Terminal, Kurt C. Schlichting lines the background of this fantastic development, detailing the colourful personalities, sour conflicts, and Herculean feats of engineering that lie in the back of its development. Schlichting starts off with Cornelius Vanderbilt―"The Commodore"―whose railroad empire demanded an safely palatial passenger terminal within the center of recent York urban. accomplished in 1871, the 1st Grand crucial was once the most important rail facility on the planet and yet―cramped and overburdened―soon proved completely insufficient for the desires of this swiftly increasing urban. William Wilgus, leader engineer of the recent York primary Railroad, conceived of a brand new Grand significant Terminal, one who may totally meet the wishes of the hot York significant line. Grand significant grew to become a monument to the creativity and bold of a outstanding age.

The terminal's development proved to be a big project. earlier than building might start, greater than three million cubic yards of rock and earth needed to be got rid of and a few two hundred structures demolished. Manhattan's exorbitant actual property costs necessitated an enormous, two-story underground teach backyard, which in flip required a brand new, smoke-free electrified rail procedure. The undertaking fed on approximately 30,000 a whole bunch metal, 3 times greater than that during the Eiffel Tower, and strength crops have been equipped. The terminal development on my own price $43 million in 1913, the identical of approximately $750 million today.

Some of those bills have been offset via an formidable redevelopment undertaking on estate above the recent York Central's underground tracks. Schlichting writes concerning the monetary and cultural influence of the terminal on midtown long island, from construction of the Biltmore and Waldorf-Astoria motels to the transformation of Park street. Schlichting concludes with an account of the hot York Central's decline; the general public outcry that avoided Grand Central's new proprietor, Penn valuable, from following via with its 1969 plan to demolish or tremendously modify the terminal; the increase of Metro-North Railroad; and the meticulous Nineties recovery venture that again Grand primary Terminal to its unique beauty. greater than a historical past of a educate station, this ebook is the tale of a urban and an age as mirrored in a development aptly defined as a mundane cathedral.

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Download E-books Union Pacific: Volume I, 1862-1893 PDF

By Maury Klein

The Union Pacific Railroad is popular as America’s first transcontinental railroad and is likely one of the most powerful businesses within the railroad this day. The laying of the golden spike in Promontory, Utah, in 1869 marked not just the outlet of the continent to payment but additionally the transformation of the USA from an agricultural state to an business one.Maury Klein, America’s superior railroad historian, re-creates the strong personalities and dramatic occasions that resulted in the development of this mythical railroad. totally illustrated with over 100 historical pictures and maps, Union Pacific info the feat of engineering and human energy that conquered the terrain of the barren region and mountains and in addition the colourful wheelings and dealings that have been waged in government boardrooms in manhattan and Boston and within the chambers of Congress as dreamers and scoundrels, politicians and patriots solid a pioneering company in transportation. Maury Klein is professor of background on the college of Rhode Island. he's the writer of a number of books, together with the Pulitzer Prize finalist The existence and Legend of Jay Gould.

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Download E-books Mine Winding and Transport PDF

By S. C. Walker

Adjustments in measurement and gear of accessible mining shipping gear, mixed with stronger technique of keep an eye on related to leaky feeder radio and desktops, calls for a brand new examine the matter of mine winding and delivery. Such alterations require the conventional mining engineer to have a miles higher engineering program. This publication is meant to meet that requirement. all of the very important technique of transporting operatives and minerals are addressed, either lower than flooring and at the floor. secure, quickly and fiscal delivery from the purpose of mineral extraction to leaving the mine is paramount. This paintings covers all elements of the matter together with: (1) the layout and alertness of metal twine ropes to a number of commercial functions, and a number of the drums and pulleys beneficial; (2) a prepared technique of calculating output/throughput of assorted shipping modes, and bearing on such to their energy requirement; and (3) info on shipping modes that permits the main appropriate method for given stipulations to be decided. A "first precept" procedure has been followed all through, and wide use of functional examples permits the answer of just about all linked difficulties. even if formulae are used the place helpful for an figuring out of the content material, the varied tables incorporated allow the working towards engineer to make brief cuts to extra speedy resolve specific difficulties. furthermore, the supply of various operational constants, many now not formerly released, allow a extra quick and exact strategy to be effected. by way of evaluating the calculated ideas to a selected challenge, the main fiscal delivery mode should be made up our minds. Mining, mechanical and electric engineers excited by the secure stream of fellows or fabric will locate this e-book of specific use, as will the scholar getting ready for examinations at the topic.

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Download E-books Transportation Tunnels, 2/E (PB) PDF

By Ponnuswamy

Transportation Tunnels, 2nd variation offers a entire textual content on tunneling and tunnel engineering acceptable quite often to every kind of tunnels, with extra exact details on road and railway tunnels. whereas the 1st version of the booklet was once restricted to house railway and street tunnels, the second one variation can also be largely contemplating the newest tendencies in use of tunnels in several different fields. The booklet has been revised to supply insurance of water conveyance, navigation and fabric conveyance tunnels additionally and bargains with those topics in additional aspect.
It covers all elements of research, layout, building, tracking and upkeep of tunnels. exact emphasis has been laid at the geotechnical investigations, interpretation of findings and pertaining to an analogous to the layout in addition to the development of tunnels. The e-book displays the developments within the wisdom of flooring behaviour and rock mechanics and likewise in development expertise, together with use of TBM within the final decades.
It covers in adequate element the elemental standards of tunnel profile, the geometric parameters, clearance necessities, aerodynamics, and value economics in solving alignments with diverse layout parameters like curvature, gradient and operational specifications. It discusses intimately replacement types of the move part / profile and illustrates layout method with examples.
The diversified methodologies which were utilized in the earlier utilizing trees or metal helps through level clever enlargement of go sections and smooth methodologies used for dull complete profile utilizing new tunneling tools and Tunnel dull Machines also are comprehensively mentioned.
Requirements of tunnels in admire of air flow, lights and drainage are thoroughly lined. Separate chapters were integrated on ‘Instrumentation’ and ‘Tunnel Inspection and Maintenance’.
The improved textual content at the use and merits of methodologies and gear for facing a variety of points of development of tunnels is predicated on observations via website visits, discussions with, and stories of individuals as recorded on huge variety of tunneling works that have been taken up lately for railways, highways and concrete delivery subway tasks.
The booklet can function a textbook for undergraduate and graduate scholars and as a reference e-book for practising engineers.

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