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Skunk Works

Author : Leo Janos
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This classic history of America's high-stakes quest to dominate the skies is "a gripping technothriller in which the technology is real" (New York Times Book Review). From the development of the U-2 to the Stealth fighter, Skunk Works is the true story of America's most secret and successful aerospace operation. As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation's brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed's legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century. "Thoroughly engrossing." --Los Angeles Times Book Review

75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Author : James C. Goodall
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The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works was founded in the summer of 1943 to develop a jet-powered high-altitude interceptor for the USAAF, and ever since it has been at the forefront of technological development in the world of aviation. From the XP-80 to the U-2, SR-71, F-117, F-22 and now the F-35, the Skunk Works team has designed aircraft that are the pinnacle of innovation and performance. 75 years of the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works takes us through the history of this legendary facility from its foundation at the height of World War II under the talented engineer, Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, through to the present day. Illustrated with over a thousand photographs and drawings, it details the 46 unclassified programmes developed by the Skunk Works, following them through prototype build-up, first flight and, if they reached the frontline, operational service.

The Total Novice s Guide To UFOs

Author : T. L. Keller
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“You are to be commended on such a great publication and I am humbled that you would even consider adding a few lines from one of my books," --Paul Hellyer Former Canadian Minister of National Defense “. . . this brilliantly produced book not only serves as a superb introduction to the subject but covers some fascinating and important new material for the aficionados.” --Timothy Good, Leading Authority on UFOs and Best-selling Author “I offer my gratitude to you, not only for the “heavy” copy of your book, but also the “light” that the content provides. You and your colleagues can be congratulated for your excellent summary of the history, and probable significance, of the ET presence on Earth. Love & light," --R. Leo Sprinkle, Ph.D., Famed Hypnotherapist and Consultant to Linda Moulton Howe “Also of interest is a chapter that discusses the “Skunk Works” (the advanced aircraft manufacturing division of Lockheed), and the shocking statements made by its former president, Ben Rich. These statements, which were confirmed by the author who was present at Rich’s March 23, 1993 UCLA presentation . . . Readers of this book would do well to consider the staggering implications of Rich’s comments, and their potential transportation and clean energy applications for this world.” --Michael Schratt, Military Aerospace Historian, Artist and Reviewer, Open Minds magazine ARE UFOs REAL? FINALLY, A GUIDE FOR THOSE WITH OPEN MINDS This is the revised and expanded 2nd edition (2015) of the original book written for the novice and for the more knowledgeable as well. 60+ new, color illustrations. New sections document the Hudson Valley triangular craft, Area 51/S4 hangar details, articles by the former Canadian Minister of Defense, the Hon. Paul Hellyer, and disclosures by US Air Force generals, American and Canadian scientists. Join the author, T. L. Keller, on a voyage to otherworldly places and understand the reality of UFOs, alien beings and how they get from wherever they are to planet Earth. This book is part of The Total Novice's Guide series of books intended for those who know little or nothing about a particular subject, have open minds and want to know more. * In this fascinating and informative read, you will be escorted through the Roswell and other incidents involving crashed alien spaceships. Read about Project Galileo, and testimony from government officials, as well as 10 former, military whistle-blowers who have had first-hand experiences with the unknown. * Get the latest inside information on the above-top secret, US government anti-gravity and flying disc program that has been fifty years in the making. * Learn about super secret, Area 51/S4; understand "Missing Time", and the true nature of human abductions. You will learn how alien vehicles travel here; and, more importantly, why they are here. Read how you will be impacted when the reality of UFOs and alien beings becomes known to the world. And it may be just around the corner...

Industrial Design

Author : Philip H. Stevens (FIDSA.)
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Describes the Industrial Design profession, gives a brief history, and offers perspectives from artists, craftsmen, and engineers. Practical aid to industrial design students.

Influence of Psychological Factors on Product Development

Author : E.S. Kamata
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This book focuses on the interrelationship of social, technical, and organizational aspects of and related to the product development process. It originated from activities in practice in industry and research laboratories. In order to ensure relative autonomy from the short-term economic interests of a given industrial branch or specific company, the research for this work was first conducted in pursuit of a PhD thesis intended to provide practice-oriented results. With the ansatz practice – theory – practice, a generalizable approach was achieved. It then evolved to cover additional issues brought forth by recent cases in the aerospace industry, among others. A combination of scientific methodologies is used to focus on the psychological factors that influence the quality of technical product development processes. The basic framework is provided by the grounded theory—a qualitative approach, in which data was not only collected by this author but is extended to cases from the history of technology described in the published literature. The inclusion of historical cases is possible, thanks to the availability of sufficiently detailed descriptions for examination in terms of the grounded theory principles. They appear in the Appendix. Cases cited were verified by comparing them with contrasting viewpoints from various sources. I was able to examine and complement some cases by contacting persons associated with the programs analyzed. Quantitative studies are also integrated in this research to verify the elements resulting from the grounded theory integration.


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The Culture of Collaboration

Author : Evan Rosen
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Gold medal winner in the 2008 Axiom Business Book Awards, The Culture of Collaboration describes how collaborative culture is changing business models and the nature of work. Collaboration and communication strategist Evan Rosen provides a timely and revealing look inside the world's most collaborative organizations including Toyota, Boeing, Procter & Gamble, DreamWorks Animation, The Dow Chemical Company, Industrial Light and Magic, the Mayo Clinic and others. He explains how their methods can create value in almost every industry. Rosen also describes the trend towards real-time, spontaneous collaboration and the deserialization of interaction and work. From the book's back cover:"Prepare to be stunned by dramatic results never before seen in fields ranging from aerospace to medical research. Evan Rosen's The Culture of Collaboration shows how."--(Scott Cook, Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Intuit)?People drive business results in the new world of work. The Culture of Collaboration captures the essence of how lifestyles, work styles and even business models are evolving. Evan Rosen makes a persuasive case through timely and strong examples from multiple industries that collaborative culture creates incredible value and competitive advantage for businesses.'--(Jeff Raikes, President, Business Division, Microsoft)?A cultural shift is rapidly changing how we work, learn and interact. Evan Rosen captures this shift and provides incredible insight into how collaboration changes everything. The Culture of Collaboration is a must read.'--(Jimmy Wales, Founder, and principles of collaboration and leadership described in Evan Rosen's book coupled with trust and a common set of values provide the foundation for NASA's Mission Control Operations. The Flight Director's role is to create the Culture of Collaboration that is critical for safe and successful spaceflight. It was a key element in the successful return of the Apollo 13 crew.'--(Eugene F. (Gene) Kranz, Flight Director, Apollo 13)"A fascinating 360-degree view of collaboration in action, The Culture of Collaboration is filled with insights that bring new meaning to the changing workplace, globalization and the accelerating Internet revolution.' (Douglas E. Van Houweling, President and CEO, Internet2)For additional information, visit or contact [email protected]

Star Crossed

Author : Emma Barry
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Houston, Texas, 1964 Geraldine Brixton is ready to make history as the first female American astronaut. After a childhood traveling the air show circuit, she works as a pilot, so she’s more than prepared for the flying. But space demands more than operating equipment and the last obstacle in her way is also the most serious: math. Beverly Fox has made a career crunching the numbers that launch men into space. Numbers aren’t her problem: limits are. From the narrow expectations of her parents to discrimination at work, Bev’s life has been cut down over and over. Only in her hidden activities after dark does she feel whole. Wanting to do her part to get a woman into space, Bev offers to help Geri conquer math. But neither anticipates her intense attraction—or that it might be shared. Together, they could soar to everything they’ve ever wanted, but will their secrets bring them crashing back to Earth? lesbian interracial military astronaut 20th century computer science NASA romance

Air Space Smithsonian

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Friends Colleagues and Neighbors

Author : David A. Rausch
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Looks at Jewish contributions in government, medicine, journalism, literature, technology, and business

Public Library Catalog

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Insisting On The Impossible

Author : Victor K. McElheny
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A biography of the scientific and entrepreneurial genius responsible for the Polaroid camera, including accounts of consequent innovations, of the company Land founded, and of his impact on society

Approaches to Teaching Pynchon s The Crying of Lot 49 and Other Works

Author : Thomas H. Schaub
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As teachers well know, the elements that make Thomas Pynchon exciting to read and study—the historical references, the multilayered prose, and the postmodern integration of high and low cultures and science and literature—often constitute hurdles to undergraduate and graduate readers alike. The essays gathered in this volume turn these classroom challenges into assets, showing instructors how to make the narratives' frustration of reader expectations not only intellectually rewarding but also part of the joy of reading The Crying of Lot 49, Gravity's Rainbow, Mason & Dixon, and other Pynchon works, short and long. Like all volumes in the Approaches to Teaching series, the collection opens with a survey of original and supplementary materials. The essays that follow offer an array of classroom techniques: among them, ways to contextualize the novels in their historical settings, from Puritan America through World War II and the volatile 1960s; to use the texts to explore racial and gender politics and legacies of colonialism; and to make Pynchon's elaborate prose style accessible to students. Teachers will also find sample syllabi for courses solely on Pynchon as well as suggestions for incorporating his work into graduate and undergraduate classrooms at a range of institutions.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Commerce in Space

Author : Phillip Olla
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"This book explains the role of earth observation satellite initiatives to meet information needs. It details the importance of the space infrastructure to deliver IT capabilities such as mobile broadband Internet and mobile communication connectivity; it also offers a review of how space technology can influence the future of IT architecture in health, education, logistics, business, and accounting"--Provided by publisher.

Marginal Words Marginal Work

Author : William J. Macauley
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How can we tutor our campus communities, administrators, faculty, and students toward the most effective use of writing center resources? Based on the premise that writing centers know how to guide learners toward more productive and successful work, this volume includes scholarship that provides historical, theoretical, and practical guidance for both writing centers and their campus communities. This collection focuses on helping the academy understand writing centers and, more importantly, articulates how writing centers move beyond remediation and become centers of learning and teaching through fostering productive working relationships.

Learning as We Go

Author : Paul Thomas Hill
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Discusses the parents' rights to choose their children's school.

Modern Scientific Evidence

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Encyclopedia of Global Industries

Author : Diane M. Sawinski
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This one-stop directory will quickly bring you and your patrons up to speed on 115 vital international industries through detailed, custom-written articles. Encyclopedia of Global Industries covers industries with significant global trade and interdependence such as automotive, apparel petroleum and commercial fishing and provides information that is difficult to locate -- all in one source. This title's extensive coverage and useful blend of industry overview and outlook make it unique among reference sources that concentrate on international industries. Encyclopedia of Global Industries fills the information gap between trade journals that lack comprehensive overviews and international statistics which form primary sources. With this innovative reference you can address your patrons' specific international industry research needs: -- Students compiling information on issues surrounding various industries for reports or papers -- Business professionals seeking international trade data -- Job seekers gathering industry statistics to prepare for interviews -- Attorneys collecting information for litigation -- Accounting consultants needing a fast, up-to-date overview of an industry -- Investors or commodity brokers researching the soundness of an industry -- Journalists looking for information for articles -- As well as many others Arranged alphabetically by industry, each entry covers a broad spectrum of topics about the industry: -- Size and economic/social impact of the industry -- How it is organized and how it functions -- History and development -- Major countries and companies involved in the industry, including rankings and marketshares -- Current economic outlook with projections -- Size and nature of the work force -- Research and technology within the industry -- A bibliography of sources for more information -- Other features include statistics, graphs, tables and charts, as well as market share and trend data To help users find the information they need, several methods of access are available. Two table of contents arrange information: the first, alphabetically by broad industry categories with the industry titles below; the second lists all industry titles alphabetically. Four major indexes include: the general index, containing alphabetical references to all companies, associations, publications, and other key terms in the text; the geographic index, separated by industry within each country; the Harmonized System code index, which links the HS codes to corresponding SIC codes; and the industry index, organized by SIC code. Hot industries covered include -- Biotechnology -- Information retrieval services -- Computer and data processing industries -- Financial services and trading -- Instruments and related products -- Metal products and industries -- Printing and publishing -- Public services and utilities -- Retail and rental outlets