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Underground Bases and Tunnels

Author : Richard Sauder
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Go behind the scenes into little-known corners of the public record and discover how corporate America has worked hand-in-glove with the Pentagon for decades -- dreaming about, planning, and actually constructing secret underground bases. And newly-uncovered information indicates that the strangeness continues with bizarre, high-tech gadgets like portable, hand-held surgical lasers and injectable electronic IDs as small as a grain of rice!

Tunnels and Underground Structures Proceedings Tunnels Underground Structures Singapore 2000

Author : J. Zhao
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This text describes topics discussed at the conference, including: tunnelling and construction in soft ground and rocks; geological investigations; tunnelling machines; planning for underground infrastructure; safety issues and environmental and social aspects of underground development.

From Underground to Independent

Author : Paul Pickowicz
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This groundbreaking book presents a critical introduction to the cultural and political dimensions of contemporary Chinese cinema. Exploring the complex and shifting world of Chinese underground and independent film, leading Western and Chinese scholars trace the changing dynamics of Chinese film culture since the early 1990s as it moves away from underground and toward independence in the new century. With its fresh and knowledgeable analysis of Chinese underground and independent filmmaking, this book will be essential reading for all those interested in a society caught between socialism and global currents.

Underground Mining Methods

Author : William A. Hustrulid
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Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies presents the latest principles and techniques in use today. Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world. Industry experts have contributed sections on General Mine Design Considerations; Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock/Soft Rock; Longwall Mining of Hard Rock; Shrinkage Stoping; Sublevel Stoping; Cut-and-Fill Mining; Sublevel Caving; Panel Caving; Foundations for Design; and Underground Mining Looks to the Future.

Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania

Author : William J. Switala
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Includes detailed maps of the known routes and railroad sites. Organized in antebellum America to help slaves escape to freedom, the Underground Railroad was cloaked in secrecy and operated at great peril to everyone involved. The system was extremely active in Pennsylvania, with routes in all parts of the state.This book retraces those routes, discusses the large city networks, identifies the houses and sites where escapees found refuge, and records the names of the people who risked their lives to support the operation.

Re claiming the Underground Space

Author : Jan Saveur
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This book contains papers, presented at the ITA World Tunnelling Congress 2003 held in Amsterdam, which reflects the state of the art with regard to research, analysis, design and practical experience in almost all fields of tunnelling and underground space construction.

Jamaica Underground

Author : Alan G. Fincham
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This title explores the underground caves, sinkholes and underground rivers of Jamaica.

Hazardous Gases Underground

Author : Barry Doyle
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Applies detailed knowledge toward the design and construction of underground civil works projects. Develops critical skills for managing risk and designing reliable gas control measures within project time and cost constraints.

Life Underground

Author : Eileen A. Lacey
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Many mammals like to dig in the dirt, but few call it home. Those that do, such as mole-rats, zokors, and tuco-tucos, have developed novel adaptations to their subterranean life, including bones and muscles modified for efficient digging and ways to "see" underground without using their eyes. These unusual traits, adopted independently by unrelated groups around the world, also make subterranean rodents fascinating subjects for biologists. Life Underground provides the first comprehensive review of the biology of subterranean rodents. Arranged by topic rather than by taxon to facilitate cross-species comparisons, chapters cover such subjects as morphology, physiology, social behavior, genetic variation, and evolutionary diversification. Two main questions run throughout the book. First, to what extent has subterranean life shaped the biology of these animals, leading to similar adaptations among otherwise dissimilar species? Second, how have the distinct evolutionary histories of these groups led to different solutions to the challenges posed by life underground?

Underground Corrosion

Author : Edward Escalante
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Rock Mechanics in Underground Construction

Author : C. F. Leung
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This proceedings volume contains over 300 papers on rock mechanics and engineering with contributors from all over Asia and many other parts of the world. Seven keynote papers summarize the state-of-the-art in rock engineering including topics such as underground rock caverns. The technical papers cover a wide range of rock mechanics and engineering topics: rock tunnels, caverns, mining, rock slopes and dams, rock blasting, rock burst and failure, rock properties, rock mass, rock joints, and block theory. Numerous valuable rock engineering case studies are also reported. This volume should serve as a useful reference for the engineers and researchers in rock mechanics and rock engineering. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Forensic Engineering for Underground Construction (244 KB). Contents: Tunnelling; Rock Caverns; Mining; Blasting and Dynamics; Support and Reinforcement; Rock Mass; Rock Properties; Discontinuities; Block Theory and DDA; Failure, Fracture and Burst; Dams and Slopes; Other Applications. Readership: Graduate students, academics and researchers in civil engineering and engineering mechanics.

Underground Storage of Natural Gas

Author : M.R. Tek
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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Ankara, Turkey, May 2-10, 1988

The Underground Economy

Author : Owen Lippert
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Underground Gas Storage

Author : D. J. Evans
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The UK became a net importer of natural gas in 2004 and by 2020 will import up to 90% of its requirements, leaving it vulnerable to increasing energy bills and risk of disruption to supply. New pipelines to Europe and improvements to interconnectors will meet some demand, but Government recognises the need for increased gas storage capacity: best met by the construction of underground storage facilities. Energy security has also raised the likelihood of a new generation of coal-fired power-stations, which to be environmentally viable, will require clean-coal technologies with near-zero greenhouse gas emissions. A key element of this strategy will be underground CO2 storage. This volume reviews the technologies and issues involved in the underground storage of natural gas and CO2, with examples from the UK and overseas. The potential for underground storage of other gases such as hydrogen, or compressed air linked to renewable sources is also reviewed.

Water Management at Abandoned Flooded Underground Mines

Author : Christian Wolkersdorfer
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This book addresses the processes related to mine abandonment from a hydrogeological perspective and provides a comprehensive presentation of water management and innovative tracer techniques for flooded mines. After an introduction to the relevant hydrogeochemical processes the book gives detailed information about mine closure procedures. The book also includes case studies and hints, and some new methodologies for conducting tracer tests in flooded mines.

New York Underground

Author : Julia Solis
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A lavishly illustrated historical odyssey through New York's remarkable underground systems celebrates the centennial of the New York subways as it examines fascinating facts, myths, and lore about this colorful underground world.

Underground Homes

Author : Louis Wampler
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Leak Detection for Underground Storage Tanks

Author : Philip B. Durgin
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Urban Underground Space Design in China

Author : Gideon Golany
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Urban Underground Space Design in China introduces both the accomplishment of the vernacular and the evaluation of modern, nonresidential below-ground space facilities in China. Gideon S. Golany not only describes the traditional uses of subterranean spaces for food, grain storage, and the tomb of kings and nobles, but also their diverse utilizations today that include developments in the larger cities for underground shopping centeres, theaters, dance halls, restaurents and hospitals. Golany's book is the first of its kind in the English language, and it treats its subject thoroughly and comprehensively. The volume includes ninety-six drawings and photographs, tables a glossary, bibliography, index, and other useful and absorbing information.

Underground Railroad in New Jersey and New York

Author : William J. Switala
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Maps of the major escape routes. Identifies houses and sites where slaves found refuge. Chapter on Canada discusses the final destination.