An Asimov Companion

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Author: Donald E. Palumbo
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623945
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An Asimov Companion by Donald E. Palumbo

Original Title: An Asimov Companion

A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.

Foundation Earth

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Author: Dr. Bill Lies
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1504902734
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Foundation Earth by Dr. Bill Lies

Original Title: Foundation Earth

As the twins were walking on the beach, four men with guns grabbed them and forced them into a van. Lets see how this plays out, Jill, Brad said. They cant hurt us. We need to find out if this is a kidnapping or some other reason. This could be interesting, Jill said. I will send a message to Mom and Dad and let them know whats happening. Ill tell them we will stay in touch and not to worry. Sam received Jills message and immediately began to worry. Jim received the same message and told Sam that the kids could take care of themselves and it would be a learning experience. The van traveled for several miles. They were blindfolded and led to a small house, where their blindfolds were removed, and they were handcuffed to a chair by one arm. Have you scanned them yet?

Recommendations On Excavations

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Author: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik e.V. / German Geotechnical Society
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3433600252
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Recommendations On Excavations by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geotechnik e.V. / German Geotechnical Society

Original Title: Recommendations On Excavations

The aim of these recommendations is to harmonize and further develop the methods, according to which excavations are prepared, calculated and carried out. Since 1980, these have been drawn up by the working group "Excavations" at the German Geotechnical Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Geotechnik DGGT) and are similar to a set of standards. They help to simplify analysis of excavation enclosures, to unify load approaches and analysis procedures, to guarantee the stability and serviceability of the excavation structure and its individual components, and to find out an economic design of the excavation structure. For this new edition, all recommendations have been reworked in accordance with EN 1997-1 (Eurocode 7) and DIN 1054-1. In addition, new recommendations on the use of the modulus of subgrade reaction method and the finite element method (FEM), as well as a new chapter on excavations in soft soils, have been added.

Foundations And Earth Retaining Structures

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Author: M. Budhu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Foundations And Earth Retaining Structures by M. Budhu

Original Title: Foundations And Earth Retaining Structures

Foundations and Earth Structures is written primarily for anundergraduate course in foundation analysis and design. It shouldalso appeal to graduate students and practicing engineers. Thereare three primary objectives for this textbook. Firstly, to presentbasic concepts and fundamental principles that are necessary tounderstand the background of the methods employed in foundationdesign. Secondly, to inform students on the values and limitationsof popular methods of analyses in foundation engineering. Thirdly,to provide a framework for students to carry out simple foundationdesign and appreciate the design process. This is a textbook and not a design manual. Consequently, itemphasizes fundamentals rather than procedures. However, practicalprocedures, where appropriate, are included to allow students totransit into "office" design. The topics are sequenced so as not torush the students into design but to build a solid foundation inthe fundamentals so that they could understand the implications ofthe assumptions in the design.

Understanding Earth Observation

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Author: Domenico Solimini
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319256335
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Understanding Earth Observation by Domenico Solimini

Original Title: Understanding Earth Observation

This volume addresses the physical foundation of remote sensing. The basic grounds are presented in close association with the kinds of environmental targets to monitor and with the observing techniques. The book aims at plugging the quite large gap between the thorough and quantitative description of electromagnetic waves interacting with the Earth's environment and the user applications of Earth observation. It is intended for scientifically literate students and professionals who plan to gain a first understanding of remote sensing data and of their information content.

An Enabling Foundation For Nasa S Space And Earth Science Missions

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Author: Committee on the Role and Scope of Mission-Enabling Activities in NASA's Space and Earth Science Missions
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309148235
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An Enabling Foundation For Nasa S Space And Earth Science Missions by Committee on the Role and Scope of Mission-Enabling Activities in NASA's Space and Earth Science Missions

Original Title: An Enabling Foundation For Nasa S Space And Earth Science Missions

NASA's space and Earth science program is composed of two principal components: spaceflight projects and mission-enabling activities. Most of the budget of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is applied to spaceflight missions, but NASA identifies nearly one quarter of the SMD budget as "mission enabling." The principal mission-enabling activities, which traditionally encompass much of NASA's research and analysis (R&A) programs, include support for basic research, theory, modeling, and data analysis; suborbital payloads and flights and complementary ground-based programs; advanced technology development; and advanced mission and instrumentation concept studies. While the R&A program is essential to the development and support of NASA's diverse set of space and Earth science missions, defining and articulating an appropriate scale for mission-enabling activities have posed a challenge throughout NASA's history. This volume identifies the appropriate roles for mission-enabling activities and metrics for assessing their effectiveness. Furthermore, the book evaluates how, from a strategic perspective, decisions should be made about balance between mission-related and mission-enabling elements of the overall program as well as balance between various elements within the mission-enabling component. Collectively, these efforts will help SMD to make a good program even better.

Principles Of Foundation Engineering

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Author: Braja M. Das
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537890
Size: 77.75 MB
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Principles Of Foundation Engineering by Braja M. Das

Original Title: Principles Of Foundation Engineering

Master the fundamental concepts and applications of foundation analysis design with PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This market leading text maintains a careful balance of current research and practical field applications, offers a wealth of worked out examples and figures that show you how to do the work you will be doing as a civil engineer, and helps you develop the judgment you'll need to properly apply theories and analysis to the evaluation of soils and foundation design. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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