Download E-books Railroad Ferries of the Hudson: And Stories of a Deckhand PDF

By Raymond J. Baxter, Arthur G. Adams

First variation of this interesting heritage of ferries within the big apple urban and Hudson quarter. this can be a entire enterprise, monetary, technical, and social historical past of the ferryboats that have been as soon as operated around the Hudson River to big apple from New Jersey and that have been owned and operated via a number of railroad businesses together with their commuter and long-distance passenger trains. The paintings additionally covers the Staten Island Ferry (formerly operated via the B&O Railroad) and ny Waterway's present-day revival of prone connecting with New Jersey Transit commuter-train prone. a few sector of the booklet is an both fascinating examine the paintings lifetime of the deck palms who served on those boats, supplying a glimpse of the operating stipulations, cultural mores, and so forth. of the operating classification sooner than international battle II. With ferry rosters. Illustrated all through with black and white pictures. 254 pages with index.

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Download E-books Shipping Innovation PDF

By N. Wijnolst

There have been no longer many textbooks on delivery on hand for the scholars within the early Nineteen Nineties. accordingly it was once determined to jot down transport in 1996. three hundred and sixty five days prior, Niko Wijnolst had released layout Innovation in delivery, in response to paintings on the Delft college of know-how. the 2 books jointly provided a entire perception and review into the dynamics of world transport and maritime innovation. even if the center of the books held its worth, it used to be determined to make an replace of the 2 books and merge them into one new textbook, delivery Innovation, destined for a huge specter of maritime scholars and pros. a few enormous new components have been further, in addition to a few new contributions via different writers. This textbook deals a one-stop-shopping event to these scholars and pros who desire to get accustomed to the multifaceted elements of world delivery and its eternal innovation dynamics. many of the new contributions are the mission-based layout technique of a Panamax containership and a ro-ro vessel; sustainable delivery and innovation; and an innovation case-study at the innovative layout of a ballast-free ship.

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Download E-books Railroads of Pennsylvania PDF

By Lorett Treese

"Informative and extremely pleasant to read." --Library Journal

"For these of you who can't get adequate of railroad heritage, this e-book will brighten your day." --Livesteam

  • Completely revised and up to date variation of this best-seller
  • Regional histories of the good railroads and relics of rail culture
  • Rail tales of the folk and occasions that formed history
  • Rails-to-Trails paths, vacationer sights, and different tourist information
  • Includes 10 maps for simple reference
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    Download E-books Commuting Stress: Causes, Effects, and Methods of Coping (Springer Series on Stress and Coping) PDF

    By Meni Koslowsky

    Numerous humans have requested what prompted us to write down a e-book approximately commut­ ing, whatever that all of us do yet over which we now have little or no keep watch over. on the contrary, the overall response from specialist colleagues and acquaintances alike used to be first a type of understanding smile by way of a few tale. everybody has a narrative a couple of own commuting adventure. no matter if it used to be an issue with a behind schedule bus, a past due arrival, broken-down cars, scorching trains or subways, prior to now 12 months we now have heard all of it. a lot of those tales needs to be apocryphal simply because, in the event that they have been all real, it truly is extraordinary that any one ever arrived at paintings on time, at domestic, or at another vacation spot. The curiosity for us most likely stems from many elements that through the years have most likely inspired our pondering. all the authors studied and/or grew up within the big apple urban metropolitan region. For representation, let's commit a number of paragraphs to describing a few of the senior author's (Koslowsky's) lifestyles studies. As a tender guy in long island urban, he used to be a relentless person of the recent York urban subway approach. the complete community was once and nonetheless is kind of extraordinary. for a comparatively small sum, possible spend the entire day and evening in an underground international (growing up in long island frequently makes one imagine that the complete global is contained in its 5 boroughs).

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    Download E-books Ships and Men in the Late Viking Age: The Vocabulary of Runic Inscriptions and Skaldic Verse PDF

    By Judith Jesch

    The Vikings have been the grasp mariners and ship-builders of the center a while: their good fortune relied on those talents. excellent archaeological unearths of entire or partial ships, from burial mounds or dredged from harbours, proceed to offer new and interesting proof in their functional craftsmanship and urge to hunt new shorelines. The nautical vocabulary of the Viking Age, notwithstanding, has been strangely missed - the final finished learn was once released in 1912 and used to be seriously depending on post-Viking Age resources. much better modern assets from the later Viking Age can be found to rfile the actions of guys and their makes use of of ships from c.950-1100, and Judith Jesch undertakes during this ebook the 1st systematic and comparative examine of such facts. The middle is a serious survey of the vocabulary of ships and their crews, of fleets and crusing and battles at sea, in keeping with runic inscriptions and skaldic facts from c.950-1100. This nautical vocabulary is studied in the higher context of "viking" job during this interval: what that job was once and the place it came about, its social and armed forces elements, and its impression on advancements within the nature of kingship in Scandinavia. JUDITH JESCH is Reader in Viking reports on the college of Nottingham, and writer of girls within the Viking Age.

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    Download E-books The Material Culture of Steamboat Passengers: Archaeological Evidence from the Missouri River (The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology) PDF

    By Annalies Corbin

    For a few years, one in every of my favourite lecture room units in old archaeology was once to invite the scholars to visualize they had to make the alternative among saving—from a few unnamed calamity—all master’s theses or all doctoral disser tations in anthropology, yet now not either. Like solid scholars, and so they seemed to their Ph.D. protecting professor and selected the dissertations. a lot to their shock, Iwouldrespondthatthetheseswould win withouteventakingtime to ponderthe factor. the difficulty is obviously considered one of frequently naïve and infrequently eloquent theses packed with sturdy fundamental facts as opposed to occasionally extra subtle and higher written works filled with beside the point idea and meaningless facts. probably this can be an overstate ment of the location, however it isn't too a long way offthe mark. The collage Microfilms foreign efforts to make the titles of disser tations in North the United States and the English conversing parts of Europe on hand via Dissertation Abstracts is commendable. With just one minor exception, dissertations in ancient and underwater archaeology within the usa are to be came upon indexed in Dissertation Abstracts and therefore can be found for buy.

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    Download E-books Intelligent Freeway Transportation Systems: Functional Design PDF

    Clever highway Transportation platforms: sensible layout makes a speciality of the effective use of assets within the layout of ITS. It discusses the rules of best down layout beginning with pursuits and necessities, and gives counsel for the improvement and assessment of sensible layout possible choices in accordance with rate effectiveness rules. It exhibits how transportation making plans ideas resembling Wardrop’s legislation and site visitors diversion ideas relate to sensible ITS gadget decisions and kit destinations. Methodologies for translating targets to useful equipment kinds are supplied. software components to spot machine deployment densities (e.g. variety of detectors in line with mile) as a functionality of site visitors stipulations are supplied, as are overview types for comparing the advantages of layout choices in response to site visitors stipulations. layout tips and merits review contain the subsequent features: (1) Non-recurrent congestion – development of incident clearance time, (2) Non recurrent congestion – Incident info to motorists, (3) Recurrent congestion – info to motorists, (4) Ramp metering, (5) Motorist provider patrols.

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    Download E-books Transportation of Hazardous Materials: Issues in Law, Social Science, and Engineering PDF

    By Don A. Boyd (auth.), Leon N. Moses, Dan Lindstrom (eds.)

    Leon N. Moses In June 1991, the Transportation middle at Northwestern college subsidized Hazmat delivery '91: a countrywide convention at the Transportation of dangerous fabrics and Wastes. the school linked to the guts have been conscious that there have been many pro, business and executive meetings and conferences at the topic. even if, they believed that the original ability of the Transportation heart to compile leaders from and executive, in addition to top students from economics, legislation, engineering, psychology and sociology who've performed learn at the difficulties linked to the transportation of harmful fabrics and wastes (hazmats), may perhaps produce a suite of built-in insights and understandings that may pass well past these of past meetings. The papers that make up this quantity have been all brought at Hazmat delivery '91. From a legislative perspective, they generally tend to accommodate concerns linked to the detrimental fabrics Transportation Act of 1975 (HMTA), the unique act handed to manage the transportation of unsafe fabrics, and the harmful fabrics Transportation Uniform defense Act of 1990 (HMTVSA). there have been talks and papers offered on the convention that taken with different fresh laws and transportation concerns with which HMTUSA doesn't deal. The convention complaints quantity additionally had discussions and papers on major managerial and regulatory concerns which can now not be integrated during this quantity as a result of constraints on its dimension. consequently, this essay is made of 3 parts.

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    Download E-books The Battleship Bismarck (Anatomy of the Ship) PDF

    By Jack Brower

    The titles in Conway's hugely acclaimed Anatomy of the send sequence are largely stated as ordinary references of their box, delivering exact and complete documentation of person ships and sessions. chosen titles are actually on hand in a brand new paperback structure, making the sequence obtainable to a brand new new release of historians, students, lovers and send modelmakers. The Bismarck is one of the most renowned warship on the planet. The 45,000-ton German battleship was once accomplished in early 1941 and went directly to sink the 'Mighty Hood', satisfaction of the Royal army, in the course of some of the most sensational naval encounters ever. After a dramatic chase round the North Atlantic, concerning many devices of the Royal army, Bismarck was once ultimately dispatched with gunfire and torpedoes on 27 may perhaps, under 5 months after she used to be accomplished. Her destroy nonetheless lies the place she sank, 4,800m down and 960km off the west coast of France. during this brilliant publication Bismarck will get the excellent Anatomy of the send therapy, which incorporates a whole set of beautifully carried out line drawings with totally descriptive keys. those are supported by way of technical information, pictures and a list of the ship's provider heritage. entire with color references at the publication hide in addition to large-scale plans at the inside flaps.

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