Surviving Wildfire

Author: Linda Masterson
Publisher: PixyJack Press
ISBN: 1936555158
Size: 30.11 MB
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Surviving Wildfire from the Author: Linda Masterson. "Covers what to do before, during, and after wildfire disasters. Advice for homeowners includes advance preparations for land, home and family; evacuation essentials and survival strategies when wildfire threatens; understanding insurance; and rebuilding and recovery"--

Fire Officer S Handbook Of Tactics

Author: John Norman
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593702795
Size: 14.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fire Officer S Handbook Of Tactics from the Author: John Norman. John Norman has updated his best-selling book, a guide for the firefighter and fire officer who, having learned the basic mechanics of the trade, are looking for specific methods for handling specific situations. In this new fourth edition, readers will find a new chapter on lightweight construction, a new chapter on electrical fires and emergencies, updates to many chapters including such topics as wind-driven fires, and many new illustrations.

The Wood Fire Handbook

Author: Vincent Thurkettle
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1845337417
Size: 40.11 MB
Format: PDF
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The Wood Fire Handbook from the Author: Vincent Thurkettle. 'Sound, well-seasoned advice [on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile Featured in the Sunday Telegraph, The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. Contents include... Understand which trees make the best firewood Learn how to split, season, and store wood Lay the perfect fire Make an ingenious campfire Choose wood for its scent ...and much much more!

Smart Card Handbook

Author: Wolfgang Rankl
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119991885
Size: 72.23 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Smart Card Handbook from the Author: Wolfgang Rankl. The most comprehensive book on state-of-the-art smart card technology available Updated with new international standards and specifications, this essential fourth edition now covers all aspects of smart card in a completely revised structure. Its enlarged coverage now includes smart cards for passports and ID cards, health care cards, smart cards for public transport, and Java Card 3.0. New sub-chapters cover near field communication (NFC), single wire protocol (SWP), and multi megabyte smart cards (microcontroller with NAND-Flash). There are also extensive revisions to chapters on smart card production, the security of smart cards (including coverage of new attacks and protection methods), and contactless card data transmission (ISO/IEC 10536, ISO/IEC 14443, ISO/IEC 15693). This edition also features: additional views to the future development of smart cards, such as USB, MMU, SWP, HCI, Flash memory and their usage; new internet technologies for smart cards; smart card web server, HTTP-Protocol, TCP/IP, SSL/TSL; integration of the new flash-based microcontrollers for smart cards (until now the usual ROM-based microcontrollers), and; a completely revised glossary with explanations of all important smart card subjects (600 glossary terms). Smart Card Handbook is firmly established as the definitive reference to every aspect of smart card technology, proving an invaluable resource for security systems development engineers. Professionals and microchip designers working in the smart card industry will continue to benefit from this essential guide. This book is also ideal for newcomers to the field. The Fraunhofer Smart Card Award was presented to the authors for the Smart Card Handbook, Third Edition in 2008.

Handbook Of Fire And Explosion Protection Engineering Principles

Author: Dennis P. Nolan
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 9781437778588
Size: 40.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Handbook Of Fire And Explosion Protection Engineering Principles from the Author: Dennis P. Nolan. Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles: for Oil, Gas, Chemical and Related Facilities is a general engineering handbook that provides an overview for understanding problems of fire and explosion at oil, gas, and chemical facilities. This handbook offers information about current safety management practices and technical engineering improvements. It also provides practical knowledge about the effects of hydrocarbon fires and explosions and their prevention, mitigation principals, and methodologies. This handbook offers an overview of oil and gas facilities, and it presents insights into the philosophy of protection principles. Properties of hydrocarbons, as well as the characteristics of its releases, fires and explosions, are also provided in this handbook. The book includes chapters about fire- and explosion-resistant systems, fire- and gas-detection systems, alarm systems, and methods of fire suppression. The handbook ends with a discussion about human factors and ergonomic considerations, including human attitude, field devices, noise control, panic, and security. People involved with fire and explosion prevention, such as engineers and designers, will find this book invaluable. A unique practical guide to preventing fires and explosions at oil and gas facilities, based on the author’s extensive experience in the industry An essential reference tool for engineers, designers and others facing fire protection issues Based on the latest NFPA standards and interpretations

Fire Service Pump Operator S Handbook

Author: Warren E. Isman
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780878149056
Size: 19.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Fire Service Pump Operator S Handbook from the Author: Warren E. Isman. Isman discusses the mathematical aspects of pump operation, procedures, and hydraulics. Contents: Basic mathematical operations Frcations Algebra Ratio, proportion, percentage, powers and roots The metric system and fire service hydraulics Fireground hydraulics Introduction to pump operations Positive displacement pumps Centrifual pumps Pump drives Pump, cab, and body componenets Noxxle reaction Pressure control systems Priming devices Drafting operations Hydrant supply and operations Relay operations Sprinkler andstandpipe operations Tanker and portable pump operations Testing and maintenance Driver training Appendices: Understanding fluids Water movement Quantity of water flowing Equations Definitions.

The Smart Growth Manual

Author: Andres Duany
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071433449
Size: 21.53 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Smart Growth Manual from the Author: Andres Duany. Everyone is calling for smart growth...but what exactly is it? In The Smart Growth Manual, two leading city planners provide a thorough answer. From the expanse of the metropolis to the detail of the window box, they address the pressing challenges of urban development with easy-to-follow advice and broad array of best practices. With their landmark book Suburban Nation, Andres Duany and Jeff Speck "set forth more clearly than anyone has done in our time the elements of good town planning" (The New Yorker). With this long-awaited companion volume, the authors have organized the latest contributions of new urbanism, green design, and healthy communities into a comprehensive handbook, fully illustrated with the built work of the nation's leading practitioners. "The Smart Growth Manual is an indispensable guide to city planning. This kind of progressive development is the only way to fully restore our economic strength and create new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete in the first rank of world economies." -- Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco "Authors Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Mike Lydon have created The Smart Growth Manual, a resource which not only explains the overarching ideals of smart growth, but a manual that takes the time to show smart growth principles at each geographic scale (region, neighborhood, street, building). I highly recommend [it] as a part of any community participant’s or urban planner’s desktop references." -- LocalPlan.org Planetizen Top 10 Books – 2010 On the ninth annual list of the ten best books in urban planning, design and development: "The goal of The Smart Growth Manual is clear from page 1: to create a guidebook for smart growth following the pattern of the Charter for New Urbanism. Duany, Speck and Lydon have achieved that in spades (the Charter is included in the appendix, in case we missed the connection). It even clears up some of the architectural arguments that attach themselves to New Urbanists, such as this segment of Section 14.1, Regional Design; 'While new buildings should not be compelled to mimic their historic predecessors, designers should pay attention to local practices regarding materials and colors, roof pitches, eave lengths, window-to-wall ratios, and the socially significant relationship of buildings to their site and the street; these have usually evolved in intelligent response to local conditions.' In addition to making the old 'traditional vs. modern' argument irrelevant, Duany, Speck and Lydon have truly managed to boil down the best parts of current practices into a highly readable, portable book."

Fire Apparatus Purchasing Handbook

Author: William C. Peters
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9780912212333
Size: 74.16 MB
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Fire Apparatus Purchasing Handbook from the Author: William C. Peters. This text details the step-by-step instructions needed to write specifications, go out to bid, evaluate the bids, inspect the apparatus, and save your department money. Chief Peters provides insights into various apparatus features, real-life mishaps, maintenance programs, and warranty information that will help you and the department purchase the right vehicle for the job.

Raising A Sensory Smart Child

Author: Lindsey Biel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101429365
Size: 19.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Raising A Sensory Smart Child from the Author: Lindsey Biel. The most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges Loved and celebrated by parents, teachers, therapists, doctors and others, the new edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is a must-have volume for anyone who cares about a child with sensory issues. For children with sensory difficulties-those who struggle to process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights-this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing disorder, also known as sensory integration dysfunction, affects affects all kinds of children-from those with developmental delays, attention problems, or autism spectrum disorders, to those without any other issues. Coauthored by a pediatric occupational therapist and a parent of a child with sensory issues, this updated and expanded edition of Raising a Sensory Smart Child is comprehensive and more helpful than ever. Learn: *How the senses actually work and integrate with each other *How and where to get the very best professional help *"Sensory diet" activities that meet your child's needs--including new tips and ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to picky eating to family gatherings *Using "sensory smarts" to help children with developmental delays, learning, and attention problems *The special challenges of helping children with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools "sensory smart" *How to empower your child and teen in the world *Complementary therapies, resources, and helpful web sites ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD*** From the Trade Paperback edition.