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Technology In Action - UNISA Custom Edition (Paperback): Technology In Action - UNISA Custom Edition (Paperback)
R592 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R461 (78%) In stock

We work with leading authors to develop the strongest learning experiences, bringing cutting-edge thinkingand best learning practice to a global market. We craft our print and digital resources to do more to helplearners not only understand their content, but to see it in action and apply what they learn, whether studyingor at work.

Pearson is the worlds leading learning company. Our portfolio includes Penguin, Dorling Kindersley, theFinancial Times and our educational business, Pearson International. We are also a leading provider ofelectronic learning programmes and of test development, processing and scoring services to educationalinstitutions, corporations and professional bodies around the world.

Pearson Custom Publishing enables our customers to access a wide and expanding range of market-leadingcontent from world-renowned authors and develop their own tailor-made book. You choose the content thatmeets your needs and Pearson Custom Publishing produces a high-quality printed book.

Understanding Food - Principles and Preparation (Hardcover, 5th edition): Amy Brown Understanding Food - Principles and Preparation (Hardcover, 5th edition)
Amy Brown
R721 R583 Discovery Miles 5 830 Save R138 (19%) In stock

UNDERSTANDING FOOD: PRINCIPLES AND PREPARATION is your introductory guide to learning about foods, food preparation, food service, and food science. Integrating these key topics with relevant information about nutrition and the food industry, the Fifth Edition gives you a thorough overview of the different dimensions of food principles-and insight into the variety of career options available in the food industry. Numerous photographs and illustrations help you understand and apply what you read.

Megaboere (Afrikaans, Paperback): Wynand Dreyer Megaboere (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Wynand Dreyer
R250 R176 Discovery Miles 1 760 Save R74 (30%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Megaboere, kykNET se gewilde reeks oor suksesvolle boere in Suid-Afrika, het kykers reeds vir twee seisoene vasgenael gehou, en ’n derde een is op pad. In hierdie boek neem Wynand Dreyer, vervaardiger van die reeks, en sy produksiespan jou na die plaaseienaars op wie die kollig tot dusver in die reekse geval het.

Hy bied nie net interessante profiele oor gevestigde en opkomende boere met uitsonderlike ondernemingsgees nie; hy probeer die suksesresep ontrafel wat hedendaagse boere in staat stel om die aarde op volhoubare wyse te benut. Of jy self aan die stuur van ’n boerderyonderne¬ming staan en of jy bloot nostalgies voel oor jou voorgeslagte se geskiedenis wat op boereplase beslag gekry het, een ding is seker: jy sal verwonderd staan oor die kreatiwiteit en vernuf wat dit verg om Suid-Afrika se voedselmandjie vol te hou.

Volg vir Wynand op paaie wat lei tot die verste uithoeke van die land en ontdek die grond¬beginsels wat van boere pro-aktiewe entrepreneurs en sakemanne met visie maak.

Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew... Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John V. Chelsom, Lawrence R.P. Reavill, Andrew C. Payne
R460 Discovery Miles 4 600 In stock

Significantly revised and updated, this second edition of "Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" is vital reading for all students of any of these subjects hoping to make it in the real world.

Increasingly, students of engineering, science and technology subjects are finding that their success depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on their technical expertise. This book offers students that all- important firm foundation in management training.

"Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists" offers a practical and accessible introduction to management and provides a comprehensive guide to the management tools used in managing people and other resources. Part 1 includes a series of chapters on management applications and concepts, starting with basic issues such as 'What is a business?' and 'What is management?', continuing through management of quality, materials and new product development and concluding with examples of successful companies who provide good models of management. Part 2 considers human resource management and communications, introduces tools and techniques for managing machines and materials, examines financial management, describes the procedures and tools of project management, analyses the supply system and the processes of inventory control, studies business planning and marketing, and concludes with a new chapter on the management of SMEs.

The authors' significant experience in both teaching and industry provides valuable lessons in business management, and allows them to provide case studies with real insight.

Midnight In Chernobyl - The Untold Story Of The World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Paperback): Adam Higginbotham Midnight In Chernobyl - The Untold Story Of The World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Paperback)
Adam Higginbotham 1
R320 R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Save R70 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The definitive, dramatic untold story of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, based on original reporting and new archival research.

Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history’s worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers not only its own citizens, but all of humanity. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute.

Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a masterful non-fiction thriller, and the definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth.

Midnight In Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of one of the great disasters of the twentieth century, of human resilience and ingenuity, and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will--lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats—remain not just vital but necessary.

Solidarity Road - The Story Of A Trade Union In The Ending Of Apartheid (Paperback): Jan Theron Solidarity Road - The Story Of A Trade Union In The Ending Of Apartheid (Paperback)
Jan Theron 1
R280 R74 Discovery Miles 740 Save R206 (74%) In stock

Solidarity Road tells the story of Jan Theron’s involvement in the Food and Canning Workers Union (FCWU) during apartheid South Africa. Part memoir, part history this fascinating tale will reveal what working conditions were like in the 1970’s. It outlines the very beginnings of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).

Theron states, ‘Solidarity in a trade union does not simply mean standing by your members, or by organised workers. It means solidarity with your class. At the time, in 1976, the working class was fragmented. Working for a trade union was part of a project to unite a fragmented class, and to give it a voice. This was the historical project to which a number of people from a certain intellectual background were drawn. This would be our contribution to the struggle: what we did to end apartheid. It was a struggle for democracy, but democracy did not just mean everyone getting to vote every so often in national elections. People also had to eat.

The most obvious way in which the working class was then fragmented was in terms of race. The Union put its commitment to solidarity into practice by uniting workers of different races in factories manufacturing food. To do so it had to overcome divisions among workers created by the ways in which government had structured employment, in terms of the law, which the bosses were able to exploit. Nowadays ‘bosses’ seems like a dated term, yet this is the term workers used to refer to the people for whom they actually worked. It is also no less important today than it was then to differentiate between those who control the factories and mines and those who operate at their behest.

The Origin Of (Almost) Everything (Hardcover): Graham Lawton The Origin Of (Almost) Everything (Hardcover)
Graham Lawton; Introduction by Stephen Hawking; Illustrated by Jennifer Daniel 1
R354 R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Save R122 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

When Edwin Hubble looked into his telescope in the 1920s, he was shocked to find that nearly all of the galaxies he could see through it were flying away from one another. If these galaxies had always been travelling, he reasoned, then they must, at some point, have been on top of one another. This discovery transformed the debate about one of the most fundamental questions of human existence - how did the universe begin?

Every society has stories about the origin of the cosmos and its inhabitants, but now, with the power to peer into the early universe and deploy the knowledge gleaned from archaeology, geology, evolutionary biology and cosmology, we are closer than ever to understanding where it all came from. In The Origin of (almost) Everything, New Scientist explores the modern origin stories of everything from the Big Bang, meteorites and dark energy, to dinosaurs, civilisation, timekeeping, belly-button fluff and beyond.

From how complex life evolved on Earth, to the first written language, to how humans conquered space, The Origin of (almost) Everything offers a unique history of the past, present and future of our universe.

Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLAB (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Dean G. Duffy Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLAB (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Dean G. Duffy 2
R875 Discovery Miles 8 750 In stock

Taking a practical approach to the subject, Advanced Engineering Mathematics with MATLABr, Third Edition continues to integrate technology into the conventional topics of engineering mathematics. The author employs MATLAB to reinforce concepts and solve problems that require heavy computation. MATLAB scripts are available for download at www.crcpress.com Along with new examples, problems, and projects, this updated and expanded edition incorporates several significant improvements. New to the Third Edition * New chapter on Green's functions * New section that uses the matrix exponential to solve systems of differential equations * More numerical methods for solving differential equations, including Adams-Bashforth and finite element methods * New chapter on probability that presents basic concepts, such as mean, variance, and probability density functions * New chapter on random processes that focuses on noise and other random fluctuations Suitable for a differential equations course or a variety of engineering mathematics courses, the text covers fundamental techniques and concepts as well as Laplace transforms, separation of variable solutions to partial differential equations, the z-transform, the Hilbert transform, vector calculus, and linear algebra. It also highlights many modern applications in engineering to show how these topics are used in practice. A solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors.

Structural Analysis - SI Edition (Paperback, 5th edition): Aslam Kassimali Structural Analysis - SI Edition (Paperback, 5th edition)
Aslam Kassimali
R865 R741 Discovery Miles 7 410 Save R124 (14%) In stock

The 5th edition of the classic STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS by Aslam Kassamali teaches students the basic principles of structural analysis using the classical approach. The chapters are presented in a logical order, moving from an introduction of the topic to an analysis of statically determinate beams, trusses and rigid frames, to the analysis of statistically indeterminate structures. The text includes solved problems to help illustrate the fundamental concepts. Access to interactive software for analyzing plane framed structures is available for download via the text's companion website.

Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): Barry J. Goodno, James M. Gere Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
Barry J. Goodno, James M. Gere
R828 R713 Discovery Miles 7 130 Save R115 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Develop a thorough understanding of the mechanics of materials - an essential area in mechanical, civil, and structural engineering -- with the analytical approach and problem-solving emphasis in the market-leading MECHANICS OF MATERIALS, 9E. This book focuses on the analysis and design of structural members subjected to tension, compression, torsion, bending, and more. Photographs and detailed diagrams demonstrate reactive and internal forces and resulting deformations.

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (Paperback, 5th Edition): John M. Nicholas, Herman Steyn Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (Paperback, 5th Edition)
John M. Nicholas, Herman Steyn
R500 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R91 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, 5th edition, addresses project management across all industries.

First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects-project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management-to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals.

This new edition features:

  • Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies
  • New examples and 18 new case studies throughout to help students develop their understanding and put principles into practice
  • A new chapter on agile project management and lean
  • Expanded coverage of program management, stakeholder engagement, buffer management, and managing virtual teams and cultural differences in international projects.
  • Alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for ease of use alongside PMI certifications
  • Cross-reference to IPMA, APM, and PRINCE2 methodlologies
  • Extensive instructor support materials, including an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions, problems and cases, and a test bank of questions

Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

Environment - An Interdisciplinary Anthology (Paperback): Glenn Adelson, James Engell, Brent Ranalli, Kevin P. Van Anglen Environment - An Interdisciplinary Anthology (Paperback)
Glenn Adelson, James Engell, Brent Ranalli, Kevin P. Van Anglen
R775 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R174 (22%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

This major anthology is the first to apply a fully interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies. A comprehensive guide to environmental literacy, the book demonstrates how the sciences, social sciences, and humanities all contribute to understanding our interrelationships with the natural world. Though not specialized, "Environment" is a book that even specialists can learn from. Ten innovative case studies--climate shock, species endangerment, nuclear power, biotechnology, sustainable development, deforestation, environmental security, globalization, wilderness, and the urban environment--are followed by readings from specific disciplines. These can be integrated with the case studies to shape individual interests and teaching strategies. The volume presents an imaginative array of texts, from scientific papers to poetry, legal decisions to historical accounts, personal essays to economic analysis. Taken together, these selections provide a balanced, authoritative, and up-to-date treatment of key issues in environmental studies.

Construction Methods for Civil Engineering (Paperback): Errol Van Amsterdam Construction Methods for Civil Engineering (Paperback)
Errol Van Amsterdam 2
R427 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R74 (17%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Construction methods for civil engineering second edition is written for tertiary students who are studying towards a National Diploma or bachelor's degree in civil engineering. It introduces the fundamental concepts related to various forms of construction and is essential for anyone looking to gain a firm grounding in construction methods within the field of civil engineering in general. Construction methods for civil engineering second edition bridges the gap between school and university by explaining, in plain language, the fundamentals of civil engineering through practical examples and everyday concepts. This edition has been fully revised. It has in-depth explanations of various civil engineering concepts and acknowledges the major shift of focus towards Expanded public works programmes and employment creation. Furthermore, it encourages students to access virtual information through recommended websites and other sources of information. Civil engineering concepts are related to situations encountered in the field to enhance understanding of these concepts.

Navigating Information Literacy (Paperback, 5th Edition): Theo Bothma, Erica Cosijn, Ina Fourie, Cecilia Penzhorn Navigating Information Literacy (Paperback, 5th Edition)
Theo Bothma, Erica Cosijn, Ina Fourie, Cecilia Penzhorn
R491 R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Save R73 (15%) Shipped within 4 - 9 working days

Navigating Information Literacy captures a range of skills and topics essential for students who intend positioning themselves in academic or workplace environments that are globally connected and competitive.

The clear, well-structured and informative text leads the reader through all aspects of information literacy and provides practical advice and relevant examples from a variety of international contexts.

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Paperback): Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Paperback)
Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
R350 R103 Discovery Miles 1 030 Save R247 (71%) In stock

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 helps you quickly get started with your Note 4 and use its features to perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 working just the way you want.

Learn how to:

  • Make the most of Galaxy Note 4's powerful hardware--from S Pen to sensors
  • Connect the right way at the right time, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VPNs, NFC, and beaming
  • Transform your Galaxy Note 4 into a Wi-Fi hotspot others can share
  • Access websites fast and sync bookmarks across all your devices
  • Customize your wallpaper, keyboard, sound, display, and language
  • Efficiently manage your life: messages, contacts, meetings, and more
  • Use GPS and Google Maps to find any destination and never get lost
  • Get the exact information you need right now, with Google Now
  • Play, sync, and manage media--from music to YouTube videos
  • Store your music collection in the cloud, so you can listen anywhere
  • Make plans faster by adding participants to calls in progress
  • Automatically reject calls you don't want
  • Read ebooks and magazines with Google Play or the Amazon Kindle app
  • Find the best new apps and games on Google Play--even great freebies
  • Keep your Galaxy Note 4 up-to-date, reliable, and secure
  • Stay up-to-date seamlessly by using your Galaxy Note 4 with your Android Wear Smartwatch

My Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Note 4!

Construction materials for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed): Errol Van Amsterdam Construction materials for civil engineering (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Errol Van Amsterdam 2
R467 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R83 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days
Innovation - Shaping South Africa Through Science (Paperback): Gordon Institute of Business Science, Sarah Wild Innovation - Shaping South Africa Through Science (Paperback)
Gordon Institute of Business Science, Sarah Wild
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

We all know South Africa has problems; we read about them in the newspapers, we see them on the streets and many people experience them in their daily lives. Fortunately, many of these problems can be solved using innovation and science. Innovation takes a look at inventions - developed in South Africa by South Africans - to address issues in the areas of healthcare, energy, environment and industry. Some of these inventions, such as a tea bag created to filter water for communities in rural areas, can save lives; others, such as a unique way to beneficiate titanium, could spell a new era of industry in the country.

The book is broken down into sections on environment, health, energy, industry and education, and in each of those parts are examples of South African innovations, from a satellite system to map fires to the concept of sterilising mosquitoes to stop the spread of malaria.

These have been developed by numerous organisations and institutions and showcase South Africa's excellence.

Jane's Delicious Urban Gardening - Sustainable City Living (Paperback): Jane Griffiths Jane's Delicious Urban Gardening - Sustainable City Living (Paperback)
Jane Griffiths 1
R295 R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Do you love living in the city but dream about growing your own wholesome fruit and vegetables? South Africa’s organic gardening guru, Jane Griffiths, shows you just how easy it is to achieve a flourishing food garden, no matter how small your space.

Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening is packed with inspirational ideas and practical information on all aspects of urban eco living.

In her trademark sensible and easy-to-follow style, Jane provides a wealth of tips and suggestions for:

  • growing organic vegetables just about anywhere – from containers to edible walls, from raised beds to rooftops, from community gardens to neglected pavements
  • planting and maintaining a space-efficient urban orchard
  • converting an existing lawn or tennis court into an instant edible oasis
  • keeping urban bees, hens and aquaponic tanks
  • harvesting rainwater and recycling grey water
  • introducing solar power into your home
  • converting a chlorinated swimming pool into a wetland-filtered haven.

Illustrated with hundreds of beautiful colour photographs, Jane’s Delicious Urban Gardening is essential reading for anyone wanting to live a more sustainable, productive and healthy lifestyle in the city.

Strength of Materials for Technicians (Paperback, 4th ed): Jan Drotsky Strength of Materials for Technicians (Paperback, 4th ed)
Jan Drotsky
R519 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R79 (15%) In stock

The definitive South African text on the subject, Strength of Materials for Technicians now in its fourth edition, builds on Jan Drotsky's practiced approach that enables the student to follow the text's reasoning through practical examples. Although the fourth edition retains the fundamental content of previous editions, it includes a number of changes and additions to ensure that the methodology is in line with new trends in teaching and learning, including some of the requirements of the Engineering Professional Body. Strength of Materials for Technicians covers the syllabi for the first and second year courses in Strength of Materials. In each chapter, the author develops the theory logically and comprehensively, states assumptions clearly and emphasises basic concepts and principles. The student is required to memorise only a minimum of formulae.

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Harry H. West, Louis F Geschwindner Fundamentals of Structural Analysis (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Harry H. West, Louis F Geschwindner 1
R6,202 R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Save R5,406 (87%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, Second Edition offers a comprehensive and well-integrated presentation of the foundational principles of structural analysis. It presents a rigorous treatment of the underlying theory and a broad spectrum of example problems to illustrate practical applications. The book is richly illustrated with a balance between realistic representations of actual structures and the idealized sketches customarily used in engineering practice. There is a large selection of problems that can be assigned by the instructor that range in difficulty from simple to challenging.

Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): William Spence, Eva Kultermann Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques, International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
William Spence, Eva Kultermann
R890 R762 Discovery Miles 7 620 Save R128 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, METHODS AND TECHNIQUES: BULDING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, International Edition offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well-structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis on providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today's top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to-know coverage that is critical to success in the industry.

Power System Analysis and Design, SI Edition (Paperback, 6th edition): Thomas J. Overbye, J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutla S. Sarma Power System Analysis and Design, SI Edition (Paperback, 6th edition)
Thomas J. Overbye, J. Duncan Glover, Mulukutla S. Sarma
R821 R701 Discovery Miles 7 010 Save R120 (15%) In stock

Learn the basic concepts of power systems along with the tools you need to apply these skills to real world situations with POWER SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 6E. This new edition highlights physical concepts while also giving necessary attention to mathematical techniques. The authors develop both theory and modeling from simple beginnings so that you can readily extend these principles to new and complex situations. Software tools, including PowerWorld (R) Simulation, and the latest content throughout this edition aid you with design issues while introducing you to the most recent trends in the field today.

Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering, International Edition (Paperback, 5th edition): Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Braja M. Das Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering, International Edition (Paperback, 5th edition)
Nagaratnam Sivakugan, Braja M. Das
R790 R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Save R115 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Discover the essential components of two market-leading engineering texts in one powerful combined book. FUNDAMENTALS OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, 5E offers a concise blend of critical information from Braja Das' market leading PRINCIPLES OF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING and PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ENGINEERING. This valuable, cohesive book focuses on the fundamental concepts of both soil mechanics and foundation engineering without the distraction of excessive details or cumbersome alternatives. A wealth of worked-out examples and useful supporting figures help you master key concepts and gain essential problem-solving skills. Prestigious authors Das and Sivakugan carefully balance today's most current research with practical field applications in a proven approach that has made Das' books undisputed leaders in the field. Accompanying resources, including MindTap (R), further reinforce the key geotechnical engineering skills you need.

The Wright Brothers - The Dramatic Story Behind The Legend (Paperback, Export): David McCullough The Wright Brothers - The Dramatic Story Behind The Legend (Paperback, Export)
David McCullough 1
R350 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, two unknown brothers from Ohio changed history. But it would take the world some time to believe what had happened: the age of flight had begun, with the first heavier-than-air, powered machine carrying a pilot. Who were these men and how was it that they achieved what they did? David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the surprising, profoundly human story of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Far more than a couple of unschooled Dayton bicycle mechanics who happened to hit on success, they were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity, much of which they attributed to their upbringing. The house they lived in had no electricity or indoor plumbing, but there were books aplenty, supplied mainly by their preacher father, who encouraged their studying. As individuals they had differing skill sets and passions but as a team they excelled in any given task . That they had no more than a public high school education, little money and no patron to open doors to their desires, never stopped them in their goal to take to the air. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off in one of their contrivances, they risked being killed, or, at the very least, maimed. In this thrilling book, master historian David McCullough draws on the immense riches of the Wright Papers, including private diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and more than a thousand letters from private family correspondence to tell the human side of the Wright Brothers' story, including the little-known contributions of their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them.

A First Course in the Finite Element Method, SI Version (Paperback, International Edition): Daryl L. Logan A First Course in the Finite Element Method, SI Version (Paperback, International Edition)
Daryl L. Logan
R807 R692 Discovery Miles 6 920 Save R115 (14%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

A FIRST COURSE IN THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD provides a simple, basic approach to the course material that can be understood by both undergraduate and graduate students without the usual prerequisites (i.e. structural analysis). The book is written primarily as a basic learning tool for the undergraduate student in civil and mechanical engineering whose main interest is in stress analysis and heat transfer. The text is geared toward those who want to apply the finite element method as a tool to solve practical physical problems.

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