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Elements of Robotics

This open access book bridges the gap between playing with robots in school and studying robotics at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels to prepare for careers in industry and research. Robotic algorithms are presented formally, but using only mathematics known by high-school and first-year college students, such as calculus, matrices and probability. Concepts and...
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GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management (Open Access): A Global Perspective

GIS is used today to better understand and solve urban problems. This book explores and illustrates the use of geo-information in the planning and management of urban regions. The first part of the book addresses the concept of sustainable urban development, its different frameworks, the many ways of measuring sustainability, and its value in the...
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Emergency Response: Life, Death and Helicopters

Stories from a life spent in the emergency services – true tales of rescue and adventure. When Dave Greenberg was just 13 years old, he saved a life for the first time, using CPR. He already knew that he wanted to spend his life helping others in times of crisis, and that harrowing event on...
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Engineering a Better Future: Interplay between Engineering, Social Sciences, and Innovation

This open access book examines how the social sciences can be integrated into the praxis of engineering and science, presenting unique perspectives on the interplay between engineering and social science. Motivated by the report by the Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences of the American Association of Arts and Sciences, which emphasizes the importance of...
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Norwegian Shipping in the 20th Century: Norway’s Successful Navigation of the World’s Most Global Industry (Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics)

This book is open access under a CC BY NC ND 4.0 license. This open access book discusses how Norwegian shipping companies played a crucial role in global shipping markets in the 20th century, at times transporting more than ten per cent of world seaborne trade. Chapters explore how Norway managed to remain competitive, despite...
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Theory and Applications of Ordered Fuzzy Numbers: A Tribute to Professor Witold Kosiński (Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book offers comprehensive coverage on Ordered Fuzzy Numbers, providing readers with both the basic information and the necessary expertise to use them in a variety of real-world applications. The respective chapters, written by leading researchers, discuss the main techniques and applications, together...
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Optics in Our Time

Light and light based technologies have played an important role in transforming our lives via scientific contributions spanned over thousands of years. In this book we present a vast collection of articles on various aspects of light and its applications in the contemporary world at a popular or semi-popular level. These articles are written by...
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Solar Energy: The Physics and Engineering of Photovoltaic Conversion, Technologies and Systems

This comprehensive textbook takes you through everything you need to know about solar energy from the physics of photovoltaic (PV) cells through to the design of PV systems for real-life applications. Solar Energy is an invaluable reference for researchers, industrial engineers and designers working in solar energy generation. The book is also ideal for university and...
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Model-Driven Development and Operation of Multi-Cloud Applications: The MODAClouds Approach (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)

This books is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book summarizes work being undertaken within the collaborative MODAClouds research project, which aims to facilitate interoperability between heterogeneous Cloud platforms and remove the constraints of deployment, portability, and reversibility for end users of Cloud services. Experts involved in the project provide a clear...
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Sustainable Manufacturing: Challenges, Solutions and Implementation Perspectives (Sustainable Production, Life Cycle Engineering and Management)

This edited volume presents the research results of the Collaborative Research Center 1026 “Sustainable manufacturing – shaping global value creation”. The book aims at providing a reference guide of sustainable manufacturing for researchers, describing methodologies for development of sustainable manufacturing solutions. The volume is structured in four chapters covering the following topics: sustainable manufacturing technology,...
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Satellite Earth Observations and Their Impact on Society and Policy

The result of a workshop bringing together an international advisory board of experts in science, satellite technologies, industry innovations, and public policy, this book addresses the current and future roles of satellite Earth observations in solving large-scale environmental problems. The book showcases the results of engaging distinct communities to enhance our ability to identify emerging...
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Cut the Cord: Break free from cable forever.

Cutting the cord means saying goodbye to the monthly cable bill. It doesn’t mean saying goodbye to the channels, live events and shows that you love, though. It’s about smarter TV, not necessarily less TV. Ultimately, cutting the cord is about taking the power back. Watching what you want, when you want, where and how...
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The Colours of Energy: Essays on the Future of Energy in Society [Tablet Version]

In The Colours of Energy – Essays on the Future of Energy in Society, leading energy thinkers explore the future of energy in society. In 36 provoking and inspiring essays, they question established truths and chart possible paths towards a more sustainable future. They share their insights on how to provide energy to an increasingly...
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His Wind Beneath My Wings

Become a Safer Pilot Lessons and experiences shared from this Christian pilot’s own mishaps and pilot training experience. After receiving several calls from God to start a missionary pilot training school, Lionel finally listened. His previous experience owning and operating his own flight business proved to have been training preparing him for God’s true calling....
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Disaster Recovery Project Management: Bringing Order from Chaos

The scope of disasters ranges from man-made emergency to natural calamity, from a kitchen grease fire to a hurricane or volcanic eruption. It may be just one house that is destroyed, or perhaps a whole infrastructure system is threatened. While each type of event requires a very different scale and type of immediate response, the...
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12 Basic Motorcycle Travel Tips: How to Prepare for Extended Adventure Motorcycle Trips

Whether you’re considering a motorcycle trip or have committed to one and just need some final pre-departure advice, the 12 basic points addressed in this guide can save motorcycle travelers time and money, and ultimately make their journeys safer and more enjoyable! Stemming from over 80,000 miles of motorcycle riding experience through 14 countries during...
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Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation (ISSI Scientific Report Series)

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Over the past decades, rapid developments in digital and sensing technologies, such as the Cloud, Web and Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the way we live and work. The digital transformation is revolutionizing our ability to monitor our planet and transforming the...
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Mulholland & The St. Francis Dam Failure: Anatomy of Catastrophe (Shit Doesn’t Just Happen Book 4)

Quote: During the Los Angeles Coroner’s Inquest, William Mulholland said, “this inquest is a very painful for me to have to attend but it is the occasion of that is painful. The only ones I envy about this whole thing are the ones who are dead.” In later testimony, after responding to a question, he...
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Stop Coding: Learn to test automate without coding and get that automation testing job

The world is changing, A few short years ago a manual tester would run tests against software to check that the requirements had been satisfied. Fast forward to today and businesses want fast test execution, Continuous Integration with little to no human intervention. Stop Coding is a step-by-step guide into the new way of automated...