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Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide is packed with a wide variety of stealthy sleuthing contraptions you can build yourself. 101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition also shows you how to reclaim your privacy by targeting the very mechanisms that invade your space. Find out how to disable several 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, this hands-on guide helps you build your skills in working with electronics components and tools while you create an impressive arsenal of spy gear and countermeasures. The only limit is your imagination
101 Spy Gadgets for the Evil Genius, Second Edition:
- Contains step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations
- Provides tips for customizing the projects
- Covers the underlying principles behind the projects
- Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed
Build these and other devious devices:
- Spy camera
- Infrared light converter
- Night vision viewer
- Phone number decoder
- Phone spammer jammer
- Telephone voice changer
- GPS tracking device
- Laser spy device
- Remote control hijacker
- Camera flash taser
- Portable alarm system
- Camera trigger hack
- Repeating camera timer
- Sound- and motion-activated cameras
- Camera zoom extender
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.
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.
Preflight assessment of the aircraft
Rick and resource management
The four fundamentals of flying
Integrated flight control
Stall recognition and characterization
Airport traffic pattens
Approaches and landings
Ground reference maneuvers
And much more Updated to include the most current information, the Airplane Flying Handbook is a great study guide for current pilots and for potential pilots who are interested in applying for their first license. It is also the perfect gift for any aircraft or aeronautical buff.
--The Wall Street Journal All made in America: The skyscraper and subway car. The telephone and telegraph. The safety elevator and safety pin. Plus the microprocessor, amusement park, MRI, supermarket, Pennsylvania rifle, and Tennessee Valley Authority. Not to mention the city of Chicago or jazz or that magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. What is it about America that makes it a nation of inventors, tinkerers, researchers, and adventurers--obsessive pursuers of the never-before-created? And, equally, what is it that makes America such a fertile place to explore, discover, and launch the next big thing? In America the Ingenious, bestselling author Kevin Baker brings his gift of storytelling and eye for historical detail to the grand, and grandly entertaining, tale of American innovation. Here are the Edisons and Bells and Carnegies, and the stories of how they followed their passions and changed our world. And also the less celebrated, like Jacob Youphes and Loeb Strauss, two Jewish immigrants from Germany who transformed the way at least half the world now dresses (hint: Levi Strauss). And Leo Fender, who couldn't play a note of music, midwifing rock 'n' roll through his solid-body electric guitar and amplifier. And the many women who weren't legally recognized as inventors, but who created things to make their lives easier that we use every day--like Josephine Cochran, inventor of the dishwasher, or Marion O'Brien Donovan, who invented a waterproof diaper cover. Or a guy with the improbable name of Philo Farnsworth, who, with his invention of television, upended communication as significantly as Gutenberg did. At a time when America struggles with different visions of what it wants to be, America the Ingenious shows the extraordinary power of what works: how immigration leads to innovation, what a strong government and strong public education mean to a climate of positive practical change, and why taking the long view instead of looking for short-term gain pays off many times over, not only for investors and inventors, but for the rest of us whose lives are made better by the new. America and its nation of immigrants have excelled at taking ideas from anywhere and transforming them into the startling, often unexpectedly beautiful creations that have shaped our world. This is that story.
In the tradition of The Anti-Gravity Handbook and the Time-Travel Handbook comes this all-new compilation of material on anti-gravity, free energy, flying saucers and Tesla technology. With plenty of technical drawings and explanations, this suppressed technology will change the world in ways we can only dream of. Chapters on anti-gravity mercury gyros, the motionless electromagnet generator patent, the Tesla pyramid engine, anti-gravity patents, rare photos of the machines in flight, and tons more. The book that finally blows the lid on suppressed technology and anti-gravity Heavily illustrated. 8-page color section.
In this engaging account of innovative triumphs, Guru Madhavan examines the ways in which engineers throughout history created world-changing tools, from ATMs and ZIP codes to the digital camera and the disposable diaper. Equal parts personal, practical, and profound, Applied Minds charts a path to a future where we borrow strategies from engineering to find inspired solutions to our most pressing challenges.
Ordinary folks can construct 13 awesome ballistic devices in their garage or basement workshops using inexpensive household or hardware store materials and this step-by-step guide. Clear instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build projects ranging from the simple a match-powered rocket to the more complex a scale-model, table-top catapult to the offbeat a tennis ball cannon. With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind the projects, and profiles scientists and extraordinary experimenters such as Alfred Nobel, Robert Goddard, and Isaac Newton. This book will be indispensable for the legions of backyard toy-rocket launchers and fireworks fanatics who wish every day was the fourth of July.
L szl B r 's last name is, in much of the world, a synonym for his revolutionary writing tool. But few people know that B r began his career in interwar Budapest as a journalist frustrated with spotty ink; that he escaped fascism by fleeing to Paris and, finally, to Buenos Aires; that a fellow Hungarian, Andor Goy, also played a vital role in the pen's development⎯and that, in a tragic twist of shared fate, business pressures and politics ultimately deprived both men of their rights to the ballpoint pen. Taking us from Hitler's Europe in 1938, to Argentina, where B r settled, and to Communist-era Hungary, where Goy lived out his life, Ballpoint is a painstakingly researched, absorbing narrative that reads simultaneously like a work of history and a novel.
Gy rgy Moldova is one of Hungary's most successful--and prolific--writers, and he is respected in particular for his achievements on the nonfiction front. He has earned the Kossuth Prize, Hungary's most prestigious literary honor, and his work has been translated into many languages, including English, German, Russian, and Chinese. He is the only Hungarian author to have achieved sales of 600,000 copies, and he continues to fare well in the country's bestseller lists to this day. Born in 1934, he lives in Budapest with his family. The author lives in Budapest.
"Mr. Moldova tells this tale of ingenuity and disappointed hopes with considerable verve; his book is a page-turner." ⎯Wall Street Journal
"In terms of history-making inventions, the ballpoint pen is no electric light bulb, but its story is far wilder." ⎯Maclean's (Canada's leading news magazine)
"Ballpoint reads like a fast-paced mystery. Although we know from the start that its technological protagonist⎯the ballpoint pen⎯will triumph, we find ourselves repeatedly surprised by the story's unfolding episodes of international intrigue, financial deception, and legal shenanigans." ⎯Henry Petroski, author of The Pencil and The Essential Engineer
"Part biography, part historical novel, this fascinating book tells the remarkable story of L szl B r and Andor Goy, the two Hungarians who made the first workable ballpoint pen and who, despite the resounding success of their product, earned almost nothing from it." ⎯John Emsley, author of Molecules of Murder and The Elements of Murder
"The tale of L szl B r and Andor Goy ... is a wonderful illustration of the role that human passions, foibles, and genius play in shaping the world around us." ⎯Robert Friedel, author of Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty