House & Home

When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603580953

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

View: 182

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.
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AR 350-32 06/02/2015 ARMY FOUNDRY INTELLIGENCE TRAINING PROGRAM , Survival Ebooks

AR 350-32 06/02/2015 ARMY FOUNDRY INTELLIGENCE TRAINING PROGRAM , Survival Ebooks

Author: Us Department Of Defense

Publisher: Delene Kvasnicka www.survivalebooks.com

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Category: Reference

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AR 350-32 06/02/2015 ARMY FOUNDRY INTELLIGENCE TRAINING PROGRAM , Survival Ebooks
Technology & Engineering

Foundry Technology

Foundry Technology

Author: Peter Beeley

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0750645679

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 719

View: 363

Introduction; Liquid Metals and the Gating of Castings; Solidification 1 -- Crystallization and the development of cast structure; Solidification 2 -- the Feeding of Castings; The Moulding Material -- Properties, Preparation and Testing; Defects in Castings; Quality Assessment and Control; Casting Design; Production Techniques 1 -- the Manufacture of Sand Castings; Mould Production; Melting and Casting; Finishing Operations; Production Techniques 2 -- Shell, Investment and Die Casting Techniques; Production Techniques 3 -- Further Casting techniques; Environmental Protection, Health and Safety; Appendix; Index.
Technology & Engineering

Foseco Ferrous Foundryman's Handbook

Foseco Ferrous Foundryman's Handbook

Author: John Brown

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080506791

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 443

The Foseco Ferrous Foundryman's Handbook is a practical reference book for all those concerned with making castings in any of the commonly used alloys, by any of the usual moulding methods. International SI units are used throughout, but in almost all cases conversions to the more familiar Metric and Imperial units are given. Wherever possible, Casting Alloy Specifications include equivalent specifications for several countries as well as international specifications. Individual chapters cover the casting of light alloys, copper-based alloys, all types of cast-iron and steel. For each group of alloys, specifications and typical applications are described, together with details of melting practice, metal treatment and casting practice. Sand moulding materials, including green sand and chemically bonded sands are also included.
Technology & Engineering

Foseco Non-Ferrous Foundryman's Handbook

Foseco Non-Ferrous Foundryman's Handbook

Author: John Brown

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780080531878

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 730

The Non-Ferrous Foundryman's Handbook provides a practical reference book for all those concerned with dealing with aluminium, copper and magnesium casting alloys. International SI units are used throughout, but in almost all cases conversions to the more familiar Metric and Imperial units are given. Wherever possible, Casting Alloy Specifications include equivalent specifications for several countries as well as international specifications. Individual chapters cover the casting of all types of non-ferrous metals. For each group of alloys, specifications, and typical applications are described, together with details of melting practice, metal treatment and casting practice. Sand moulding materials, including green sand and chemically bonded sands are also included. Recently there have been many major technical developments including new sand binders, the adoption of metal filtration of castings and widespread use of computers for the optimisation of feeder design.
Technology & Engineering

Handbook of Metallurgical Process Design

Handbook of Metallurgical Process Design

Author: George E. Totten

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203970926

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 992

View: 539

Reviewing an extensive array of procedures in hot and cold forming, casting, heat treatment, machining, and surface engineering of steel and aluminum, this comprehensive reference explores a vast range of processes relating to metallurgical component design-enhancing the production and the properties of engineered components while reducing manufacturing costs. It surveys the role of computer simulation in alloy design and its impact on material structure and mechanical properties such as fatigue and wear. It also discusses alloy design for various materials, including steel, iron, aluminum, magnesium, titanium, super alloy compositions and copper.
Founding

Metal Casting

Metal Casting

Author: Steve Chastain

Publisher: Stephen Chastain

ISBN: 0970220324

Category: Founding

Page: 208

View: 360

Foundries

An evaluation of occupational health hazard control technology for the foundry industry

An evaluation of occupational health hazard control technology for the foundry industry

Author: Envirex (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210023564535

Category: Foundries

Page: 428

View: 446

Weights and measures

NBS Special Publication

NBS Special Publication

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010875337

Category: Weights and measures

Page:

View: 391

Standardization

Directory of United States Standardization Activities

Directory of United States Standardization Activities

Author: Joan E. Hartman

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112008973080

Category: Standardization

Page: 276

View: 827

Founding

Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society

Transactions of the American Foundrymen's Society

Author: American Foundrymen's Society

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015047285971

Category: Founding

Page: 1000

View: 357

Employment forecasting

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00283891P

Category: Employment forecasting

Page:

View: 255

Describes 250 occupations which cover approximately 107 million jobs.