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Slab Serif Type - A Century of Bold Letterforms (Paperback): Steven Heller, Louise Fili Slab Serif Type - A Century of Bold Letterforms (Paperback)
Steven Heller, Louise Fili
R665 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R147 (22%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Since being introduced in the 19th century, when they were considered the bastard cousins of more refined serif types, slab serif typefaces have become ubiquitous. Prized for their bold visual impact and versatility, they are used on a broad variety of demonstrative communications, from posters and newspapers to product packaging. In 1931, Morris Fuller Benton created the Stymie typeface, a reworking of a slab serif type popular in Europe at that time: Memphis. The IBM logo is one of the most famous slab serif marks: it began as Stymie and was refined by Paul Rand. Slabs come in many iterations and are recognized as a face with many characters - and nationalities. Following the cult typography volumes Scripts , Shadow Type and Stencil Type , this new volume artfully selects classic examples to present fresh and unexpected typographic ideas. The authors employ their decades of combined experience as art directors to present hundreds of wonderful examples in a visual resource that will delight and inspire today's designers.

Thermal Transport in Semiconductors - First Principles and Phonon Hydrodynamics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Pol Torres Alvarez Thermal Transport in Semiconductors - First Principles and Phonon Hydrodynamics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Pol Torres Alvarez
R3,104 R2,565 Discovery Miles 25 650 Save R539 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Starting from a broad overview of heat transport based on the Boltzmann Transport Equation, this book presents a comprehensive analysis of heat transport in bulk and nanomaterials based on a kinetic-collective model (KCM). This has become key to understanding the field of thermal transport in semiconductors, and represents an important stride. The book describes how heat transport becomes hydrodynamic at the nanoscale, propagating very much like a viscous fluid and manifesting vorticity and friction-like behavior. It introduces a generalization of Fourier's law including a hydrodynamic term based on collective behavior in the phonon ensemble. This approach makes it possible to describe in a unifying way recent experiments that had to resort to unphysical assumptions in order to uphold the validity of Fourier's law, demonstrating that hydrodynamic heat transport is a pervasive type of behavior in semiconductors at reduced scales.

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): L. Jyothish Kumar, Pulak M Pandey, David Ian... 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
L. Jyothish Kumar, Pulak M Pandey, David Ian Wimpenny
R3,486 R2,986 Discovery Miles 29 860 Save R500 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a selection of papers on advanced technologies for 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and demonstrates how these technologies have changed the face of direct, digital technologies for the rapid production of models, prototypes and patterns. Because of their wide range of applications, 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies have sparked a powerful new industrial revolution in the field of manufacturing. The evolution of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies has changed design, engineering and manufacturing processes across such diverse industries as consumer products, aerospace, medical devices and automotive engineering. This book will help designers, R&D personnel, and practicing engineers grasp the latest developments in the field of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing.

Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Quan Li Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Quan Li
R4,857 R3,949 Discovery Miles 39 490 Save R908 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents the unique mechanical, electrical, and optical properties of nanomaterials, which play an important role in the recent advances of energy-related applications. Different nanomaterials have been employed in energy saving, generation, harvest, conversion, storage, and transport processes very effectively and efficiently. Recent progress in the preparation, characterization and usage of 1D, 2D nanomaterials and hybrid architectures for energy-related applications and relevant technologies and devices, such as solar cells, thermoelectronics, piezoelectronics, solar water splitting, hydrogen production/storage, fuel cells, batteries, and supercapacitors is covered. Moreover, the book also highlights novel approaches in nanomaterials design and synthesis and evaluating materials sustainability issues. Contributions from active and leading experts regarding important aspects like the synthesis, assembly, and properties of nanomaterials for energy-related applications are compiled into a reference book. As evident from the diverse topics, the book will be very valuable to researchers working in the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology, materials science and engineering. It may set the standard and stimulates future developments in this rapidly emerging fertile frontier of nanomaterials for energy.

Encyclopedia of Fast Food Toys: Arbys to IH (Paperback): Joyce Losonsky Encyclopedia of Fast Food Toys: Arbys to IH (Paperback)
Joyce Losonsky
R698 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R161 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Welcome to the exciting world of fast food collectibles! This comprehensive book presents a thorough and entertaining guide to the multitude of kid's meal premiums distributed by fourteen quick service restaurants (other than McDonald's) from January 1990 through late 1998. This colorful assortment of restaurants includes Jack in the Box, KFC, K-Mart, Long John Silver's, Pizza Hut, Roy Rogers, Sonic, Subway, Taco Bell, Target, Wal-Mart, Wendy's, Whataburger, and White Castle. Starting with the beginning of the fast food toy explosion, this definitive volume identifies, describes, and lists prices for over 570 kid's meal promotions from the 1990s. More than 550 full color photos document this awesome array of premiums dating from this decade alone. Many of the toys depict colorful characters from such popular companies as Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Hanna Barbera, Inc., Viacom International, Hasbro, Inc., Twentieth Century Fox Universal City Studios, Inc., DC Comics, Mars, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, and more. The informative text includes a brief history of each corporation and their cast of characters, plus check-off boxes to help you organize your expansive collection. Additionally, the authors have provided a numbering system that identifies every item in the book.

The Viet Nam Zippo (R) - Cigarette Lighters 1933-1975 (Hardcover): Jim Fiorella The Viet Nam Zippo (R) - Cigarette Lighters 1933-1975 (Hardcover)
Jim Fiorella
R1,139 R849 Discovery Miles 8 490 Save R290 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than 700 striking photographs and a detailed text about Zippo cigarette lighters, their history and current values, as well as the Viet Nam War comprise this important new book. It provides not only photographs of authentic and counterfeit Zippos and the factory's own art work, but also a concise outline of the War, lists of U.S. and Vietnamese ship and boat names that did duty in Viet Nam, definitions of naval abbreviations, South Vietnamese waterways and geographic names, Allied in-country units, and a comprehensive dictionary translating important Vietnamese military terms so that old Zippo lighters can be interpreted today. Singularly, this book holds tremendous appeal to an extremely broad audience. Lighter collectors will see a wide variety of rare and common Zippos. Photographers and artists interested in the Viet Nam War and its images will see powerful action photos. Viet Nam War and general military collectors and historians will find factual information organized in a quickly accessible form. Political historians and Sixties and Seventies collectors will find ideas and objects to delight their interests. All will want this unique and striking book for their libraries.

Shop Management, by Frederick Taylor (Paperback): Frederick Taylor Shop Management, by Frederick Taylor (Paperback)
Frederick Taylor
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With the growth of Lean into all sectors of manufacturing and service industries around the globe, a survey into the origins of Lean becomes vital. As English economist Maynard Keynes once said, "ideas shape the course of history," and Frederick Taylor's ideas still shape the course of history well after a century of use. Shop Management is a living lesson that shows how an innovative idea will adapt in order to survive. The purpose of Enna's Lean Origin Series is to facilitate that adaptation by publishing classic texts that are relevant to today's business needs.

British Longcase Clocks (Hardcover): Derek Roberts British Longcase Clocks (Hardcover)
Derek Roberts
R2,593 R1,857 Discovery Miles 18 570 Save R736 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The longcase clock has been a part of the Englishman's home for some 300 years and has gained a place in his heart seldom if every achieved by any other domestic item. An example of its importance in family life is that it, with the bed and the house, was nearly always mentioned specifically in the will." In Derek Roberts's important new book, readers find a wealth of valuable information detailing the British origins, evolution, and wide range of longcase clocks that have been produced since the sixteenth century. In twenty chapters Mr. Roberts provides a detailed overview of many facets of these beautiful and useful art works, including early square dial, rare, astronomical and equation clocks, walnut breakarch longcase clocks (and those in other woods), and thirty-hour clocks. Other chapters detail various dial and decoration forms, precision timekeeping, important makers, and clocks of the Victorian and Edwardian eras right up to modern times. A glossary of terms and lengthy index of makers are included. In British Longcase Clocks, Mr. Roberts share his wealth of knowledge enthusiastically and presents over 300 black and white and full-color photographs of details and whole clocks. His book will interest clock owners and all who love fine furniture.

Walkingsticks (Paperback): Ulrich Klever Walkingsticks (Paperback)
Ulrich Klever
R846 R642 Discovery Miles 6 420 Save R204 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a comprehensive look at decorative walking sticks, including their use, history, and craftsmanship. Stoeber explores the rise and fall of the cane industry. A chapter on materials familiarizes the reader with the wide range of canes available. This cultural history will become a useful reference for antique dealers and collectors as well as the beginner.

Green Nanotechnology for Biofuel Production (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018): Neha Srivastava,... Green Nanotechnology for Biofuel Production (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Neha Srivastava, Manish Srivastava, Himanshu Pandey, P.K. Mishra, Pramod W. Ramteke
R2,664 Discovery Miles 26 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on the use of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the production of biofuels. It describes the current production technologies for different biofuels and their limitations for commercialization, and discusses in detail how nanomaterials could reduce biofuel production costs. After an introduction to biofuels, the book examines biofuels economics and policy; biofuel production processes - advances and limitations; nanotechnology and its energy applications; nanotechnology in biohydrogen production - for cellulases, in algal fuel, and in bioethanol/biobutanol and biodiesel production. It is a valuable resource for researchers and engineers.

Physics of Quantum Rings (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Vladimir M. Fomin Physics of Quantum Rings (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Vladimir M. Fomin
R4,605 R3,856 Discovery Miles 38 560 Save R749 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book deals with a new class of materials, quantum rings. Innovative recent advances in experimental and theoretical physics of quantum rings are based on the most advanced state-of-the-art fabrication and characterization techniques as well as theoretical methods. The experimental efforts allow to obtain a new class of semiconductor quantum rings formed by capping self-organized quantum dots grown by molecular beam epitaxy. Novel optical and magnetic properties of quantum rings are associated with non-trivial topologies at the nanoscale. An adequate characterization of quantum rings is possible on the basis of modern characterization methods of nanostructures, such as Scanning Tunneling Microscopy. A high level of complexity is demonstrated to be needed for a dedicated theoretical model to adequately represent the specific features of quantum rings. The findings presented in this book contribute to develop low-cost high-performance electronic, spintronic, optoelectronic and information processing devices based on quantum rings.

Nanoplasmonics, Nano-Optics, Nanocomposites, and Surface Studies - Selected Proceedings of the Second FP7 Conference and the... Nanoplasmonics, Nano-Optics, Nanocomposites, and Surface Studies - Selected Proceedings of the Second FP7 Conference and the Third International Summer School Nanotechnology: From Fundamental Research to Innovations, August 23-30, 2014, Yaremche-Lviv, Ukraine (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2015)
Olena Fesenko, Leonid Yatsenko
R4,317 R3,911 Discovery Miles 39 110 Save R406 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book highlights the most recent advances in nano science from leading researchers in Ukraine, Europe and beyond. It features contributions from participants of the 3rd International Summer School "Nanotechnology: From Fundamental Research to Innovations," held in Yaremche, Ukraine on August 23-26, 2014 and of the 2nd International NANO-2014 Conference, held in Lviv, Ukraine on August 27-30, 2014. These events took place within the framework of the European Commission FP7 project Nano twinning and were organized jointly by the Institute of Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, University of Tartu (Estonia), University of Turin (Italy) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (France). Internationally recognized experts from a wide range of universities and research institutions share their knowledge and key results in the areas of nanocomposites and nanomaterials, nanostructured surfaces, microscopy of nano-objects, nano-optics and nano photonics, nano plasmonics, nano chemistry, nano biotechnology and surface enhanced spectroscopy. Covers nanocomposites, nano structured surfaces and nano biotechnology Presents state-of-the-art advances in nano plasmonics, nanomaterials characterization and surface enhanced spectroscopy Represents essential reading for advanced undergraduate and graduate students through practicing university and industry researchers

Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications (Hardcover, 2012): Stergios Logothetidis Nanostructured Materials and Their Applications (Hardcover, 2012)
Stergios Logothetidis
R3,740 R3,038 Discovery Miles 30 380 Save R702 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book gives an overview of nanostructures and nanomaterials applied in the fields of energy and organic electronics. It combines the knowledge from advanced deposition and processing methods of nanomaterials such as laser-based growth and nanopatterning and state-of-the-art characterization techniques with special emphasis on the optical, electrical, morphological, surface and mechanical properties. Furthermore it contains theoretical and experimental aspects for different types of nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, nanotubes and thin films for organic electronics applications. The international group of authors specifically chosen for their distinguished expertise belong to the academic and industrial world in order to provide a broader perspective. The authors take an interdisciplinary approach of physics, chemistry, engineering, materials science and nanotechnology. It appeals to researchers and graduate students.

Metal Nanoparticles and Clusters - Advances in Synthesis, Properties and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Francis... Metal Nanoparticles and Clusters - Advances in Synthesis, Properties and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Francis Leonard Deepak
R4,525 R3,775 Discovery Miles 37 750 Save R750 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book covers the continually expanding field of metal nanoparticles and clusters, in particular their size-dependent properties and quantum phenomena. The approaches to the organization of atoms that form clusters and nanoparticles have been advancing rapidly in recent times. These advancements are described through a combination of experimental and computational approaches and are covered in detail by the authors. Recent highlights of the various emerging properties and applications ranging from plasmonics to catalysis are showcased.

Non-driven Micromechanical Gyroscopes and Their Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Fuxue Zhang, Wei Zhang, Guosheng Wang Non-driven Micromechanical Gyroscopes and Their Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Fuxue Zhang, Wei Zhang, Guosheng Wang
R3,933 R3,291 Discovery Miles 32 910 Save R642 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book comprehensively and systematically introduces readers to the theories, structures, performance and applications of non-driven mechanical and non-driven micromechanical gyroscopes. The book is divided into three parts, the first of which mainly addresses mathematic models, precision, performance and operating error in non-driven mechanical gyroscopes. The second part focuses on the operating theory, error, phase shift and performance experiments involving non-driven micromechanical gyroscopes in rotating flight carriers, while the third part shares insights into the application of non-driven micromechanical gyroscopes in control systems for rotating flight carriers. The book offers a unique resource for all researchers and engineers who are interested in the use of inertial devices and automatic control systems for rotating flight carriers. It can also serve as a reference book for undergraduates, graduates and instructors in related fields at colleges and universities.

T-Shirt Makeovers - 20 Transformations for Fabulous Fashions (Hardcover): Carmen Webber, Carmia Marshall, Sistahs of Harlem T-Shirt Makeovers - 20 Transformations for Fabulous Fashions (Hardcover)
Carmen Webber, Carmia Marshall, Sistahs of Harlem; Photographs by Derrick Gomez
R485 R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Save R83 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Take your old or weary, new and funky or just plain cotton comfy t-shirt and turn it into a fashion statement. T-shirt Makeovers is a guide for every fashionista, a how-to style book for those who want high fashion at an affordable cost. The first book by the celebrated style duo, Sistah of Harlem, T-shirt Makeovers reveals their fashion secrets in a step-by-step format that will make turning any t-shirt in your closet into a fashion find. Carmen Webber, you'll rarely meet anyone as eclectic as Carmen. Her in-depth passion for fashion, fine arts, performing arts, current affairs and education is completely unshakable. She is the co-author of T-Shirt Makeovers, Denim Mania and Chic Sweats, with more books on the horizon. Carmen has been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, a contestant on Project Runway Season 4, The B. Smith Show, "The Look for Less Show", VH1, Can't Get A Date and Full Frontal Fashion. Her editorials include German Business Vogue, Essence, YM Magazine, Elle South Africa, Luire Japan, Inc 500 and more. She is the force and founder of Sistahs of Harlem (S.O.H.) a women's brand that uses fashion as a platform to educate, inform and unite people. S.O.H. was a participant of President Clinton's Urban Initiative; as well as honored at the Black Style Now exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York which ran for 2 months. S.O.H. was also honored at the Studio Museum of Harlem for an installation that ran three months. Celebrities who wear S.O.H. include Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Quest Love from The Roots and N'Dea Davenport just to name a few. The S.O.H. collection has been sold in Barney's Japan, Henri Bendels New York, Lil Mo Mo show room in Tokyo and Vosage Hautes Chocolates New York as well as many other specialty boutiques in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Carmen is known for using fashion as a platform to educate. She also uses her expertise to help other designers and businesses accomplish maximum growth in the fashion industry. Carmen has taught at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and is a fashion educator consultant for Bowie State University.

Carbon Nanoparticles and Nanostructures (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Nianjun Yang, Xin Jiang, Dai-Wen Pang Carbon Nanoparticles and Nanostructures (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Nianjun Yang, Xin Jiang, Dai-Wen Pang
R4,492 R3,858 Discovery Miles 38 580 Save R634 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book focuses on carbon dots and diamonds, briefly covering other nanocarbon structures such as nanohorns and nanofibers. In the first part, chemical synthesis of carbon dots, their optical properties and their applications for sensing, catalytic reactions, bio-imaging and drug delivery are presented. The second part of the book deals with the preparation and purification of diamond nanoparticles, their properties and surface chemistry as well as the applications of diamond nanoparticles for seeding, bio-imaging and drug delivery. In the third and last part of the book, other nanostructures such as carbon nanofibers and carbon nanohorns are presented, including their application in electrochemistry, biochemistry and energy.

The Secret to Maximizing Profitability - A Business Novel on How to Successfully Combine The Theory of Constraints, Lean, and... The Secret to Maximizing Profitability - A Business Novel on How to Successfully Combine The Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma to Drive Profit Margins to New Levels (Hardcover)
Bob Sproull
R2,985 Discovery Miles 29 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book fully details, as the title suggests, the real secret to maximizing an organization's profitability. While many companies have implemented improvement initiatives such as Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing, there is a missing link which, when discovered and implemented, will take these same companies to profit levels not seen before. This missing link is the Theory of Constraints, and when it's combined with Lean and Six Sigma, true transformational improvements are sure to follow. In this book, the author walks you through the step-by-step method on how to combine these three methodologies with the result being significant improvements to flow, major improvements in variation, substantial reductions in waste, superior on-time delivery, and ultimately, maximized profitability. He has been using this integrated methodology for many years and each time, the results realized were well beyond what the leadership teams had experienced previously. The genesis behind this combined improvement cycle is based upon many years of analysis of both failures and successes using Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints as stand-alone improvement initiatives. By integrating Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints into a single improvement cycle, the author has developed a recipe that will maximize your return on investment, cash flow, and net profit. The Secret to Maximizing Profitability is both stimulating and thought provoking, but more importantly it will provide your organization with a roadmap for maximizing the use of your resources to achieve more bottom-line improvement than you ever imagined possible.

A Beginners' Guide to Scanning Electron Microscopy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Anwar Ul-Hamid A Beginners' Guide to Scanning Electron Microscopy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Anwar Ul-Hamid
R3,760 R3,119 Discovery Miles 31 190 Save R641 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book was developed with the goal of providing an easily understood text for those users of the scanning electron microscope (SEM) who have little or no background in the area. The SEM is routinely used to study the surface structure and chemistry of a wide range of biological and synthetic materials at the micrometer to nanometer scale. Ease-of-use, typically facile sample preparation, and straightforward image interpretation, combined with high resolution, high depth of field, and the ability to undertake microchemical and crystallographic analysis, has made scanning electron microscopy one of the most powerful and versatile techniques for characterization today. Indeed, the SEM is a vital tool for the characterization of nanostructured materials and the development of nanotechnology. However, its wide use by professionals with diverse technical backgrounds-including life science, materials science, engineering, forensics, mineralogy, etc., and in various sectors of government, industry, and academia-emphasizes the need for an introductory text providing the basics of effective SEM imaging.A Beginners' Guide to Scanning Electron Microscopy explains instrumentation, operation, image interpretation and sample preparation in a wide ranging yet succinct and practical text, treating the essential theory of specimen-beam interaction and image formation in a manner that can be effortlessly comprehended by the novice SEM user. This book provides a concise and accessible introduction to the essentials of SEM includes a large number of illustrations specifically chosen to aid readers' understanding of key concepts highlights recent advances in instrumentation, imaging and sample preparation techniques offers examples drawn from a variety of applications that appeal to professionals from diverse backgrounds.

Making Great Furniture - 30 Inspiring Projects from Top Makers (Paperback): Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine Making Great Furniture - 30 Inspiring Projects from Top Makers (Paperback)
Furniture & Cabinetmaking Magazine
R195 R110 Discovery Miles 1 100 Save R85 (44%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

This beautifully presented new collection from "Furniture and Cabinetmaking" magazine features 24 original projects, conceived and presented by some of the most respected carpenters in the industry. Organised into four sections, the book represents each of the major styles of furniture design: classical, arts and crafts, rustic/country style, and contemporary, making it an invaluable source book for the amateur furniture maker who is eager to expand their knowledge and try new ideas. It contains 24 projects accessible for beginner level whilst incorporating some more advanced pieces for inspirational appeal and a diverse range of projects which are practical as well as beautiful, ranging from breakfront cabinets to blanket chests. A great introduction for beginners to the four major styles of furniture design, helping them to identify and broaden their own tastes, this book is fully illustrated in colour with 24 of Ian Hall's cutaway airbrushed artwork, 200 colour photographs and instructions.

The Monetary Value of Time - Why Traditional Accounting Systems Make Customers Wait (Hardcover): Joyce I. Warnacut The Monetary Value of Time - Why Traditional Accounting Systems Make Customers Wait (Hardcover)
Joyce I. Warnacut
R957 Discovery Miles 9 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although there are numerous books on alternative accounting methods, such as Lean accounting, none focus on the impact of time and how accounting practices can be modified to acknowledge the power of time. This book addresses this need. The Monetary Value of Time: Why Traditional Accounting Systems Make Customers Wait presents a framework for assessing the value of time in terms of organizational strategy and competitive advantage. The framework presented will enable organizations to develop consistent measures and ensure that their cost accounting system isn't motivating behaviors that add to lead time and make customers wait. The framework outlined in this book is relevant to the managerial and cost accounting practices in today's manufacturing environment, which is increasingly moving away from mass production to custom manufacturing. The framework is supported by high-level metrics, which are reinforced by operational metrics. This is supported by accounting data that recognize the value of time. Pricing models that incorporate the concept of time are presented. The book provides many examples of how the use of standard costing and traditional accounting practices in a high-mix/low-volume production environment can produce contradictory or even inaccurate results that form the basis for poor decisions that may actually move your organization farther from its objectives. The book arms readers with options for overcoming traditional barriers by applying direct costs at an item level, while applying overheads at a macro or value stream level. For example, while GAAP requires overhead application for inventory valuation, a common misconception is that overhead must be applied at an item level. In fact, overhead can be absorbed by one journal entry. Demonstrating the linkages between time-based accounting data and meaningful business metrics that drive bottom line results, the book presents methods and metrics that have been successfully applied by the author in manufacturing environments.

John Whitehurst FRS - Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker (Hardcover): Maxwell Craven John Whitehurst FRS - Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker (Hardcover)
Maxwell Craven
R1,116 R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Save R299 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

John Whitehurst was one of a select number of men of science living and working in the eighteenth century whose minds were as remarkable for their breadth as their talents were for their diversity. Although remembered today mainly as a notable clockmaker from Derby - the town in which he lived and worked for over forty years - Whitehurst was also an instrument maker, mechanical engineer, hydraulicist, home improver, meteorologist, the father of modern geology and he had a hand in the development of the steam engine. John Whitehurst FRS: Innovator, Scientist, Geologist and Clockmaker presents a brief life of this talented and engaging man, drawing together his varied attainments and describes his wide circle of acquaintances, many of whom were fellow members of the influential Lunar Society. Much that he achieved has left an intangible legacy, except, of course, his clocks and instruments. This side of Whitehurst has been described in great detail, as well as the clock-making of his family and his successors.Details are given of the many types of clocks that came from the Whitehurst workshops, from complex movements made for Matthew Boulton to simple hook-and-spike wall and watchmen clocks. The book's appendices include details on all known Whitehurst turret clocks and angle barometers, the firm's apprentices and its known numbered clocks. Since his death just over two centuries ago, his achievements have been largely neglected, and this book rehabilitates the reputation of a man whose ideas were of great importance in the development of scientific thought in the eighteenth century.

Experimental Apparel Construction - Lab Manual (Paperback, 2nd): Anita A. Stamper, Sue Humphries Sharp, Linda Donnell Experimental Apparel Construction - Lab Manual (Paperback, 2nd)
Anita A. Stamper, Sue Humphries Sharp, Linda Donnell
R818 Discovery Miles 8 180 In stock

This lab manual is designed as a companion to "Evaluating Apparel Quality", 2nd Edition.

Frontiers of Assembly and Manufacturing - Selected papers from ISAM'09' (Hardcover, Edition.): Sukhan Lee, Raul... Frontiers of Assembly and Manufacturing - Selected papers from ISAM'09' (Hardcover, Edition.)
Sukhan Lee, Raul Suarez, Byung-Wook Choi
R4,241 R3,436 Discovery Miles 34 360 Save R805 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The technologies for product assembly and manufacturing evolve along with the advancement of enabling technologies such as material science, robotics, machine intelligence as well as information and communication. Furthermore, they may be subject to fundamental changes due to the shift in key product features and/or - gineering requirements. The enabling technologies emerging offer new opportunities for moving up the level of automation, optimization and reliability in product assembly and ma- facturing beyond what have been possible. We see assembly and manufacturing becoming more Intelligent with the perception-driven robotic autonomy, more flexible with the human-robot coupled collaboration in work cells, and more in- grated in scale and complexity under the distributed and networked frameworks. On the other hand, the shift in key product features and engineering requirements dictates the new technologies and tools for assembly and manufacturing to be - veloped. This may be exemplified by a high complexity of micro/nano system products integrated and packaged in 3D with various heterogeneous parts, com- nents, and interconnections, including electrical, optical, mechanical as well as fluidic means.

Liquid Crystal Colloids (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Igor Musevic Liquid Crystal Colloids (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Igor Musevic
R4,399 R3,644 Discovery Miles 36 440 Save R755 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book brings together the many concepts and discoveries in liquid crystal colloids contributed over the last twenty years and scattered across numerous articles and book chapters. It provides both a historical overview of the development of the field and a clear perspective on the future applications in photonics. The book covers all phenomena observed in liquid crystal colloids with an emphasis on experimental tools and applications of topology in condensed matter, as well as practical micro-photonics applications. It includes a number of spectacular manifestations of new topological phenomena not found or difficult to observe in other systems. Starting from the early works on nematic colloids, it explains the basics of topological defects in ordered media, charge and winding, and the elastic forces between colloidal particles in nematics. Following a detailed description of experimental methods, such as optical tweezing and particle tracking, the book eases the reader into the theoretical part, which deals with elastic deformation of nematic liquid crystals due to inclusions and surface alignment. This is discussed in the context of basic mean field Landau-de Gennes Q-tensor theory, with a brief explanation of the free-energy minimization numerical methods. There then follows an excursion into the topology of complex nematic colloidal structures, colloidal entanglement, knotting and linking. Nematic droplets, shells, handlebodies and chiral topological structures are addressed in separate chapters. The book concludes with an extensive chapter on the photonic properties of nematic dispersions, presenting the concept of integrated soft matter photonics and discussing the concepts of nematic and chiral nematic microlasers, surface-sensitive photonic devices and smectic microfibers. The text is complemented by a large bibliography, explanatory sketches and beautiful micrographs.

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