101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0071772685
Packed with the latest technologies and countermeasures for spy devices 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition shows you how to reclaim your privacy by targeting the very machines that invade your space. Learn how to disable many spy devices by hacking easily available appliances into cool tools of your own, and even turn the tables on the snoopers by using gadgetry to collect information on them. Featuring easy-to-find, inexpensive parts, the book shows you how to build your very own spy gadgets and countermeasures arsenal that would make MacGyver proud. 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition - Features projects that use easy-to-find, inexpensive parts and contain step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions - Offers alternative design ideas for each project and leaves room for modification and improvisation to allow you to mix or alter the designs depending on the parts available - Filled with revised projects that have been taken to the next level with more modern parts - Enhances hands-on technical skills and introduces easy-to-create countermeasures - Aims to put the power back into the hands of the "little guy" by teaching how to turn the tables on snoopers
The 1936-1937 Great Lakes Exposition
Paperback ISBN: 1467124133
The Great Lakes Exposition was held in Cleveland during the summers of 1936 and 1937, drawing seven million visitors over its two-year run. The exposition was intended to observe the city’s centennial anniversary and to celebrate the Great Lakes Region. It was also hoped that it would help lift the city’s economy out of the Great Depression. The exposition boasted a staggering array of ever-changing national-level attractions and feature events. In a single day, exposition visitors could experience the latest technological innovations; see a world-class aquatics show; watch a Shakespearean play; ride in a blimp; and hear the music, taste the food, view the architecture, and experience the culture of 40 of the world’s countries.
50 Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy
Hardcover ISBN: 0735216134
Describes the history of economic change through the fifty inventions that had the most impact and explores the hidden connections they share, from paper money and the horse collar, to bar codes and spreadsheets.
50 Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy
Paperback ISBN: 0735216142
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2017 by BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK, THE FINANCIAL TIMES, AND AMAZON A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy. Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? And what is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers? Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette’s disposable razor to IKEA’s Billy bookcase, bestselling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention’s own curious, surprising, and memorable story. Invention by invention, Harford reflects on how we got here and where we might go next. He lays bare often unexpected connections: how the bar code undermined family corner stores, and why the gramophone widened inequality. In the process, he introduces characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, and were ruined by them, as he traces the principles that helped explain their transformative effects. The result is a wise and witty book of history, economics, and biography.
The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising
4th Edition Paperback ISBN: 1472951239
From the islands of the Aegean to the Straits of Gibraltar, the allure of the Med is unsurpased. No other cruising ground marries cast troves of shoreside history with unique and easily accessible cuisine, or islands. Although the Mediterranean provides wonderfully diverse cruising opportunities, it can also deliver surprises to the unwary. Rod Heikell, the acknowledged expert on Mediterranean sailing, provides sound advice in this fourth edition, with updates on: anchoring, berthing bow or stern-to, what weather to expect (and how to avoid the worst of it), facilities and the coasts of keeping a boat around the Med, plus information on navigation, popular routes, formalities, and what to expect ashore. Each country around the Mediterranean is covered, and there's even a handy section on shoe-string cruising for those on a tight budget. This is the perfect guide for anyone cruising in the Mediterranean, conveying the magic of this unique sea as well as giving practical, first-hand advice on sailing in these enticing waters.
Aeronautical Chart User's Guide
Paperback ISBN: 1510725520
The updated 11th edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide by the FAA is a great reference for novice pilots and professionals alike. Printed in full color with detailed examples, this book provides all the information students and pilots need to know about all the symbols and information provided on US aeronautical charts and chart navigation publications. Readers will find information on VFR charts, aeronautical chart symbols, helicopter route charts, flyway planning charts, IFR enroute charts, explanation of IFR enroute terms and symbols, Terminal Procedure Publications (TPPs), explanation of TPP terms and symbols, airspace classifications, and an airspace class table.
America the Ingenious
How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
Hardcover ISBN: 1579656943
What are the origins of the electric guitar? How did the whaling ship work? Why was the invention of the electric motor so crucial for the New York City subway? The incredible stories behind these strokes of genius and more, told by author Kevin Baker, fill the pages of America the Ingenious. Here are 76 of the most intriguing, important, and ingenious inventions realized in America, from the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the oil rig, the electric sewing machine, and the telephone. Who came up with these ideas? How long did they take to realize? What were the complications? How, exactly, do these things work? And how have they affected who we are today? This book will satisfy the curiosity of history and miscellany buffs alike. Readers will walk away with a new appreciation for these world-changing inventions, as well as a newfound understanding of what makes America the perfect breeding ground for ingenuity.
Paperback ISBN: 0345401026
A compendium of odd facts and entertaining curiosities featuring more than three hundred illustrations reveals the ancient origins of many of humankind's most important inventions, from the chewing gum of the Aztecs to Stone Age brain surgery. Reprint.
How Engineers Think
Paperback ISBN: 039335301x
This fascinating volume explores the unique visions and mental tools of engineers, revealing the influence they wield in transforming problems into opportunities and how the concepts of prototyping, reliability, standards, optimization and feedback are put to use in diverse fields.