Author: Gunther Lbach
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Damascus steel: centuries-old, hot-forged steel that is legendary for making sharp, strong blades that struck fear in many a mans heart. Artisans, blacksmiths, and hobbyists the world over have initiated a renaissance of this fascinating, decorative material, which is the focus of this comprehensive book. Unravel the history and mysteries surrounding various types of Damascus steel before delving into the theory and mechanics of forging your own complex Damascus steel creations. Use the detailed, computer-generated illustrations and hundreds of photos to learn how to forge-weld your Damascus steel billets, properly execute torsion technique, and see the endless potential for forging patterns in Damascus steel. Complete with material and equipment requirements, safety precautions, practical tips, temperature charts, and examples of finished works, this book offers inspiration and the fundamentals of working in this ancient medium. Ideal for amateur blacksmiths and experienced metalworkers. Includes a bonus poster, "Practical Tips for the Blacksmith."
Author: Richard Meaden
These are the routes the great drivers have taken on their race to glory. Classic Motorsport Routes revisits the most spectacular circuits, roads, and tracks that have helped shape more than a century of racing--from the road races of the Mille Miglia and the Targa Florio to the grueling hillclimbs of Grossglockner and America’s own legendary Pikes Peak, to the rallies of Monte Carlo and Spain, to the Grand Prix circuits from Monaco to Germany and the record-breaking courses of the Bonneville Salt Flats and the Frankfurt-Darmstadt Autobahn. Here are maps charting thirty routes across four continents, inviting readers to follow in the paths of the world’s automotive greats--or simply to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery as it unfolds on these pages. From the majestic Rocky Mountains of North America to the haunting pine forests of Northern Europe to the sun-baked villages of Sicily, this book by premier motoring writer Richard Meaden gives readers a thrilling close-up look at the routes that so many great drivers have followed--and continue to follow--into the annals of racing history.
Author: Wayne W. Dyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
BESTSELLING BOOK In this inspirational guide, Wayne Dyer, the author of the phenomenal bestsellers Wisdom of the Ages, Pulling Your Own Strings, and Your Erroneous Zones, reveals seven beliefs central to working miracles in our everyday lives. When most of us think of magic, we picture a man in a black cape sawing a woman in half, or a sleight-of-hand card trick. But there's another kind of magic – real magic – that can enrich your life. According to Dyer, real magic means creating miracles in everyday life. Quitting smoking or drinking, achieving new Job success, or finding a happy relationship – these are all miracles because they transcend our perceived limitations. From "creating a miracle mind-set" and achieving change in the areas of personal health, prosperity, and fulfilling love relationships to believing in the magic of miracles on a global scale, Dyer shows us that miracles within our reach and within our own minds. In Real Magic, Dyer teaches us how to achieve a higher level of consciousness. He asks us to imagine what would make us happy, then offers specific strategies for attaining these goals. In every aspect of our individual lives – physical health, finances, intimate relationships, and personal identity – there is always room for a miracle or two. And with Dyer's help, each and every one of us can be a miracle worker.
Author: MAHLE GmbH
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
As today’s spark-ignition and diesel engines have to fulfil constantly increasing demands with regard to CO2 reduction, emissions, weight and lifetime, detailed knowledge of the components of an internal combustion engine is absolutely essential. Automotive engineers can no longer survive without such expertise, regardless of whether they are involved in design, development, testing or maintenance. This text book provides answers to questions relating to the design, production and machining of cylinder components in a comprehensive technical analysis.
Author: Thomas Schauerte, Jürgen Müller, Bertram Kaschek
Mit dem Siegeszug der Druckgraphik entstehen in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrhunderts nicht nur neue Verbreitungs- und Vermarktungsweisen für Bilder, sondern auch neue Formen der bildlichen Argumentation. Denn die kleine Form des Holzschnitts, des Kupferstichs oder der Radierung bietet Kunstlern die Möglichkeit, innovative Bildkonzepte experimentell zu erproben und sie zugleich einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit vorzustellen. Der aus einer internationalen Fachtagung im Hirsvogelsaal der Museen der Stadt Nürnberg hervorgegangene Band nimmt diese neuen Bildformen in einer Folge von Fallstudien zu Künstlern wie Albrecht Dürer, Sebald und Barthel Beham, Hans Baldung Grien oder Peter Flötner näher in den Blick. Im Zentrum stehen dabei subversive Bildverfahren, die sich kritisch mit künstlerischen Traditionen und etablierten Meisterwerken auseinandersetzen.
Author: Jodi Dean
Publisher: Verso Books
In this new title in Verso’s Pocket Communism series, Jodi Dean unshackles the communist ideal from the failures of theSoviet Union. In an age when the malfeasance of internationalbanking has alerted exploited populations the world over to theunsustainability of an economic system predicated on perpetualgrowth, it is time the left ended its melancholic accommodationwith capitalism. In the new capitalism of networked information technologies, ourvery ability to communicate is exploited, but revolution is stillpossible if we organize on the basis of our common and collectivedesires. Examining the experience of the Occupy movement, Deanargues that such spontaneity can’t develop into a revolution andit needs to constitute itself as a party. An innovative work of pressing relevance, The Communist Horizonoffers nothing less than a manifesto for a new collective politics.
Author: Henry Petroski
How did the table fork acquire a fourth tine? What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over its single-grooved predecessor? Why does the paper clip look the way it does? What makes Scotch tape Scotch? In this delightful book Henry, Petroski takes a microscopic look at artifacts that most of us count on but rarely contemplate, including such icons of the everyday as pins, Post-its, and fast-food "clamshell" containers. At the same time, he offers a convincing new theory of technological innovation as a response to the perceived failures of existing products—suggesting that irritation, and not necessity, is the mother of invention. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Andy Sloane
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
This book covers the systems and techniques that can be used to develop better communication using multimedia. It provides a succinct overview of multimedia communication - how it works, what it can be used for and how it will affect users. It discusses the use of multimedia in society, business, education and the home, and covers the latest developments in the area including internet Broadcasting, Internet-based learning and e-commerce. With discussion of a combination of technical, social, political and economic issues, the book is appropriate for a wide range of multimedia courses.
Author: Norah Lofts
Publisher: Isis Large Print Books
Presents a fictionalized account of the life of the notable Spanish queen, drawn from known facts and contemporary sources.
Author: Betty Soldi
Modern calligraphy has taken social media by storm and inspired thousands of people to put pen to paper and get involved with ink. For years, handwriting has been in danger of becoming lost to keyboards and smartphones, with few of us picking up a pen to do much more than scrawl a shopping list or take hasty notes in meetings so, for professional calligrapher Betty Soldi, this increase in interest is welcome. In Inkspired, Betty encourages you to reconnect with handwriting and discover the calming, creative joy of calligraphy. The book contains guidelines and practice pages, and its calligraphy-friendly paper and unique lie-flat binding mean you can write straight into the book with ease. Once you have had a go at her own `Alphabetty' of calligraphic letters, you are encouraged to develop your own individual style, with a section of projects, from invitations to writing on crockery. Learn to embrace mistakes, play around with new ideas - Betty encourages practising not just with pen and paper, but writing on mirrors in lipstick or etching messages into a plant leaf - and express yourself with beautiful lettering and flourishes. Betty's mantra is `Practice makes progress', and with her infectious enthusiasm and invaluable guidance, even the most inexperienced of inkers will find their scribbles transformed.