Download E-books Multiple Criteria Decision Making for Sustainable Energy and Transportation Systems: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Auckland, New Zealand, 7th - 12th January 2008 PDF

By Claude Bouvy, Christoph Kausch, Mike Preuss, Frank Henrich (auth.), Matthias Ehrgott, Boris Naujoks, Theodor J. Stewart, Jyrki W

In the twenty-first century the sustainability of strength and transportation platforms is at the best of the political schedule in lots of international locations around the globe and governments are setting up guidelines in the direction of a sustainable, low emissions strength future.

Environmental affects of human financial task necessitate the glory of conflicting objectives in choice making approaches to improve sustainable platforms. Any sustainable improvement has to reconcile conflicting monetary and environmental ambitions and standards. The technological know-how of a number of standards determination making has much to supply in addressing this desire. determination making with a number of (conflicting) standards is the subject of study that's on the middle of the foreign Society of a number of standards determination Making. This publication relies on chosen papers provided on the societies nineteenth foreign convention, held on the college of Auckland, New Zealand, from seventh to twelfth January 2008 below the subject matter "MCDM for Sustainable strength and Transportation Systems''.

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Download E-books Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technology (Greenwood Technographies) PDF

By Robert C. Post

This quantity within the Greenwood Technographies sequence covers city mass transit - that's, the applied sciences that permit towns to maneuver huge numbers of individuals round. quite a few hundred years in the past, the scale of towns used to be restricted by the point it took humans to maneuver from one a part of the town to a different. the improvement of successive applied sciences has eternally altered the city panorama. From horse-drawn omnibuses to subways to present light-rail, this quantity highlights the technological and social struggles that experience observed urbanization and the necessity for a good and comparatively cheap technique of transportation in cities.

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Download E-books Over and Back: The History of Ferryboats in New York Harbor PDF

By Brian J. Cudahy

Ask the typical American at any place within the nation to reply to the organization query Staten Islandand you get Ferryin quick reaction. what's frequently billed as America's favourite boatride- now not least simply because a around journey nonetheless expenses an fantastic twenty-five cents- is the final public survivor of latest York Harbor's as soon as substantial fleet of these doughty double-ended ferryboats. Dozens of ferryboats in a myriad of liveries crossed the harbor's waterways as lately as one iteration in the past so much have vanished as if they by no means have been, leaving of their ghostly wakes basically fading stories and some gorgeously restored ferry terminals. The handsomest of those terminals, at the New Jersey part of the Hudson, is likely one of the one dubbed through Christopher Morley the Piazza San Lackawanna. Over and again captures definatively approximately centuries of ferryboating in ny Harbor, via a grasp narrator of the heritage of transportation in the United States. In tales, charts, maps, images, diagrams, direction lists, fleet rosters, and within the histories of a few 400 ferryboats, Brian J. Cudahy captures the full story as concisely as you can actually wish. The transportation specialist, the ferry buff, the version builder, the city historian: every one will locate grist for their mill. the pictures seize a highlt major footnote in America's prior and current; the coloured illustrations prserve many of the fashionable rigs during which the proprietors garbed their boats, regardless of coal soot, oil smudge, and concrete filth. absolutely a 3rd of the publication includes the main whole statistical compilation that the nation's private and non-private data enable. the knowledge exhibit, between different issues, that many of the former workhorses of latest York Harbor are filling utilitarian or social roles in other places within the usa and abroad, and that the most recent boats within the harbor all started lifestyles alongside the Gulf of Mexico and in New England.

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Download E-books All The World's Battleships: 1906 to the Present (Conway Classics) PDF

All of the World's Battleships presents the technical information, offers the layout heritage and descriptions the careers of the world's battleships and battlecruisers. the data has been revised and improved from Conway's popular 'Fighting Ships' sequence. geared up by way of country, variety, and sophistication, each one battleship is defined intimately and each web page is illustrated with plans and old images, many proven throughout double pages in order that the attention-grabbing info will be preferred. The send histories comprise references to special technical and political advancements within the numerous navies of the area.

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Download E-books The Great Locomotive Chase: The Andrews Raid 1862 PDF

By Gordon L. Rottman

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In April 1862, the level was once set for one of many maximum locomotive chases in historical past. Union forces deliberate to thieve a educate and trip at excessive velocity to Chattanooga, Tennessee, disabling the road as they went, with a view to bring to an end very important rail offers to the accomplice stronghold of Atlanta, Georgia, a few 100-plus miles to the southwest. What they hadn't banked on was once the dogged choice of 1 guy, teach conductor William Fuller, who, after understanding his teach have been stolen, started a frantic pursuit, first via handcar, then by way of top-speed locomotive, facing derailments by means of working miles walking to the subsequent station, and single-handedly removal drag ties from the tune in entrance of his teach. The raiders have been so hotly pursued they'd no time to inflict severe harm at the tracks and will no longer cease to collect extra gas. simply north of Ringgold, a few miles south of Chattanooga, the overall ran out of wooden and the raiders scattered into the forested Appalachian Mountains. All have been captured inside of days and sentenced to dying. become aware of the historical past of 1 of the main colourful and dramatic episodes of the Civil battle as Gordon L. Rottman expertly recounts this significant story of sabotage, theft and raiding at the rail traces of the Deep South.

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"Rottman has additionally produced a readable paintings. His writing is obvious and crisp and he weaves an attractive tale in a manner that retains the readers attention." - American historical past weblog (November 2009)

About the Author

Gordon L Rottman entered the USA military in 1967, volunteered for specified Forces and accomplished education as a guns professional. He served within the fifth certain Forces crew in Vietnam in 1969-70 and to that end in airborne infantry, long-range patrol and intelligence assignments until eventually retiring after 26 years. He was once a distinct operations forces state of affairs author on the Joint Readiness education middle for 12 years and is now a contract author, residing in Texas. The exciting Walt Disney 1956 movie, the nice Locomotive Chase, first captured the author's mind's eye in his formative years and this ebook is a end result of a lifelong curiosity within the topic. the writer lives in Cyprus, Texas.

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Download E-books Tall Ships: History Comes to Life on the Great Lakes PDF

By Kaitlin Morrison

Seeing a tall send below complete sail is an unforgettable experience—it's like a visit again in time! From full-rigged ships that seem like the pirate vessels of outdated to replicas of the graceful Baltimore schooners that helped win the warfare of 1812, tall ships nonetheless ply the waters of the nice Lakes, and every one consists of its personal magnificent stories. greater than 25 ships are featured during this striking full-color ebook, whole with vessel and group information, in addition to extraordinary tales approximately recognized voyages, injuries and storms. seize Tall Ships, and set sail for adventure!

The publication, by way of Kaitlin Morrison, makes an excellent memento and lines the following:

information about greater than 25 ships, similar to the Brig Niagara, the Pride of Baltimore II and the S/V Denis Sullivan, with an emphasis on those who have visited past Tall send Festivals
Sea tales approximately each one send, together with building background, voyages, accomplishments, past vendors, injuries and storms
touch info for every vessel, so that you can inquire approximately partaking in day sails, excursions or perhaps serving at the crew

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Download E-books Hub Cities in the Knowledge Economy: Seaports, Airports, Brainports PDF

By Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox, Visit Amazon's Sven Conventz Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Sven Conventz,

The overarching study subject addressed during this e-book is the advanced and multifaceted interplay among infrastructural accessibility/connectivity of city-regions at the one hand and information iteration in those city-regions however. To this finish, the ebook brings jointly chapters analysing how infrastructural accessibility is expounded to altering styles of commercial place of knowledge-intensive industries in city-regions. The chapters during this booklet particularly reside on contemporary manifestations of and advancements within the accessibility/knowledge-nexus, with a specific metageographical concentrate on how this materializes in significant city-regions. within the varied chapters, this moving relation is broached from various views (seaports, airports, brainports), at various scales (ranging from global-scale analyses to case studies), and by means of adopting a number of methodologies (straddling the big variety of methodological ways at present followed in human geography research). Researchers contributing to this edited quantity come from diversified scholarly backgrounds (sociology, human geography, neighborhood planning), which permits for a assorted treatise of this examine subject.

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Download E-books Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550–1700 (Perspectives on the Global Past) PDF

By Tonio Andrade

Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai traces the roots of recent worldwide East Asia via concentrating on the interesting background of its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the ocean of Japan, has been a middle zone of foreign alternate for millennia, yet through the lengthy 17th century (1550 to 1700), the speed and scale of trade elevated dramatically. chinese language, jap, and Vietnamese smugglers and pirates solid independent networks and maritime polities; they competed and cooperated with each other and with strong political and monetary devices, comparable to the Manchu Qing, Tokugawa Japan, the Portuguese and Spanish crowns, and the Dutch East India Company.

Maritime East Asia was once a contested and contradictory position, topic to a number of felony, political, and spiritual jurisdictions, and a dizzying range of cultures and ethnicities, with dozens of significant languages and numerous dialects. casual networks according to kinship ties or patron-client relatives coexisted uneasily with formal governmental buildings and bureaucratized service provider organisations. Subsistence-based exchange and plunder via destitute fishermen complemented the grand desires of sea-lords, profit-maximizing marketers, and imperial contenders. regardless of their transferring identities, East Asia’s mariners sought to anchor their actions to good legitimacies and diplomatic traditions discovered outdoors the procedure, yet outsiders, even these armed with the newest army know-how, may by no means totally impose their values or plans on those frequently mercurial agents.

With its multilateral standpoint of a global in flux, this quantity bargains clean, wide-ranging narratives of the “rise of the West” or “the nice Divergence.” ecu mariners, who've frequently been thought of catalysts of globalization, have been by no means crucial actors in East and Southeast Asia. China’s maritime investors carried extra in quantity and cost than the other state, and the China Seas have been key to forging the connections of early globalization―as major because the Atlantic global and the Indian Ocean basin. at the present time, as a resurgent China starts off to claim its prestige as a maritime strength, it is very important comprehend the deep heritage of maritime East Asia.

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