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Introduction to Airborne Radar, Second Edition (Aerospace & Radar Systems)
George W. Stimson
1891121014

Hardcover
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Review
"Having a background in both combat aviation and physics, I can say without a doubt that there is no other text that allows students with such diverse backgrounds to understand the principles behind the tactical use of radar as quickly and thoroughly as does Introduction to Airborne Radar. The book's conceptual approach is it's unique quality." - Ed Tomme, Military Pilot Training Instructor
"Mr. Stimson has retained his high technical standards, clear expository style, and superb artwork while bringing the text into the 21st century. This second edition is a "must have" book for both engineer and technician alike." - Richard Strecker, Radar Instructor, Raytheon TI Electronic Systems
"[This is] a 'powerful' book. It addresses many different aspects of radar, and it seems as complete as a book can be on airborne radar....


Opportunities in Aerospace Careers, Rev. Ed.
Wallace R. Maples
0071390502
Sept 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
More than 100 opportunities for students and job seekers! The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in...covers a range of professions from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.

From the Back Cover

A World of Career Opportunities

VGM's Opportunities in . . . series of more than 100 career-specific titles is an invaluable resource for those who want to find out all they can about the professions that interest them. No other series provides such a wide range of comprehensive and...



Rocket Boys: A Memoir
Homer Hickam
0385333218
February 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
Inspired by Werner von Braun and his Cape Canaveral team, 14-year-old Homer Hickam decided in 1957 to build his own rockets. They were his ticket out of Coalwood, West Virginia, a mining town that everyone knew was dying--everyone except Sonny's father, the mine superintendent and a company man so dedicated that his family rarely saw him. Hickam's smart, iconoclastic mother wanted her son to become something more than a miner and, along with a female science teacher, encouraged the efforts of his grandiosely named Big Creek Missile Agency. He grew up to be a NASA engineer and his memoir of the bumpy ride toward a gold medal at the National Science Fair in 1960--an unprecedented honor for a miner's kid--is rich in humor as well as warm sentiment. Hickam vividly evokes a world of close communal ties in which a storekeeper who...


Earth from Above
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
081095947X
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Ecology, a science scarcely a century old, aims to give its practitioners an approach to understanding how whole natural systems--for example, watersheds, deserts, and estuaries--work. Few books translate this aim as well as Earth from Above, a stunning collection of photographs that affords its viewers a window into the world's workings. It is something of a commonplace, for instance, that the large-scale logging now being visited on the world's rainforests is causing untold damage to tropical ecosystems. In French photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's hands, this problem is translated from arid fact to alarming image, giving immediate meaning to the statistics that underlie today's environmental headlines; his photographs of the ruins of rural Madagascar, where forests are being cleared at a rate of 1,500 square kilometers...


Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th Edition
George P. Sutton, Oscar Biblarz
0471326429
December 29, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Aerospace Engineering/Mechanical Engineering
The definitive text on rocket propulsion-now completely revised to reflect rapid advancements in the field
For more than fifty years, this seminal text has been regarded as the single most authoritative sourcebook on rocket propulsion technology. More comprehensive and coherently organized than any other book on the subject, Rocket Propulsion Elements guides readers evenhandedly through the complex factors that shape propulsion, with both theory and practical design considerations.
With more than a third of the text and illustrations either completely new or extensively revised, this latest edition includes current information on engine structures, nozzle theory, gas properties, thrust chambers, launch vehicles, and more. With a detailed table of...


Spaceflight Dynamics
William E. Wiesel
0070701105
Aug 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Designed for undergraduate courses in Spacecraft Dynamics and Orbital Mechanics, this new edition offers a three-dimensional treatment of dynamics discussions of rigid body dynamics, rocket trajectories, and the space environment. An expert in his field, author William E. Wiesel presents a wealth of information in an easy-to-understand manner without the daunting mathematical rigor of graduate texts. Reference is made to actual flight vehicles and satellites to give students background on the type of work currently being done in this field.


Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing
Jewel B. Barlow, et al
0471557749
February 22, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
A brand-new edition of the classic guide on low-speed wind tunnel testing While great advances in theoretical and computational methods have been made in recent years, low-speed wind tunnel testing remains essential for obtaining the full range of data needed to guide detailed design decisions for many practical engineering problems. This long-awaited Third Edition of William H. Rae, Jr.'s landmark reference brings together essential information on all aspects of low-speed wind tunnel design, analysis, testing, and instrumentation in one easy-to-use resource. Written by authors who are among the most respected wind tunnel engineers in the world, this edition has been updated to address current topics and applications, and includes coverage of digital electronics, new instrumentation, video and photographic methods,...


Earth from Above: 365 Days
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
0810959461
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
In a literal overview of the world, Earth from Above: 365 Days presents a resplendent view of our complex home. Each new day reveals another breathtaking, and sometimes heartbreaking, image from the sky: an endless field of Kenyan flamingos, the crowded streets of Tokyo, the crisscrossing highways of Los Angeles, or a misty blue lagoon in Iceland. Turn the page and find yet another absorbing view. Each of the 365 pictures is monumental and imparts one more mind-blowing facet to our elaborate planet. Every image is accompanied by a brief socially conscious text. Descriptions of nature's bounty and wrath, along with human impact both good and bad, run throughout. From the beauty of the world's largest maze to the destruction of major earthquakes, life seems unpredictable. Whether it's one lone outfielder in Yankee Stadium or...


The Standard Handbook for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers
Mark Davies
0071362290
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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Flight Safety Digest, April 2004
single handbook...aeronautical and astronautical engineering...Contributors...more than 50 specialists, representing academia...research...aviation industry...for professionals...student...

Book Description
The first comprehensive resource expressly for aerospace engineers! GET INSTANT INSIGHT INTO ANY AEROSPACE ISSUE! In the past, aerospace engineers and students have had to access a wide array of trade publications and books for comprehensive coverage of their highly specialized industry. That's because with The Standard Handbook for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers, those practitioners now have a resource that delivers a combination of reference, data, and handy information -; all within the pages of a single, easy-to-use volume! Containing...


Nonlinear Control Systems (Communications and Control Engineering)
Alberto Isidori
3540199160
August 11, 1995
Hardcover
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Mathematical Reviews
From the first edition: "The book is worth recommending to mathematicians and engineers working in control theory, and as a textbook for graduate students."

IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
From the second edition: Isidori's book is esssential for anyone preparing for serious reading or basic research in the differential geometric approach to control theory and will not disappoint those mathematically trained...There is not universal solvent for nonlinear control patterns, but the methods presented here are powerful."

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Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
John David Anderson
0072373350
Dec 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description

* Offers a readable, thorough overview of basic aerodynamics, with numerous discussions of aviation history and development
* Includes new coverage of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and illustrations to help explain the material
* More than a dozen "design boxes" draw the reader's attention and illustrate the practical applications

About the Author
John D. Anderson, Jr. is the Curator of Aerodynamics at the National Air & Space Museum Smithsonian Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland.


Practical Stress Analysis for Design Engineers: Design and Analysis of Aerospace Vehicle Structures
Jean-Claude Flabel
0964701405
January 1997
Hardcover
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Modern Compressible Flow
John D. Anderson
0072424435
July 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Anderson's book provides the most accessible approach to compressible flow for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students and professionals. In keeping with previous versions, the 3rd edition uses numerous historical vignettes that show the evolution of the field. New pedagogical features--"Roadmaps" showing the development of a given topic, and "Design Boxes" giving examples of design decisions--will make the 3rd edition even more practical and user-friendly than before. The 3rd edition strikes a careful balance between classical methods of determining compressible flow, and modern numerical and computer techniques (such as CFD) now used widely in industry & research. A new Book Website will contain all problem solutions for instructors.

Book Info
Provides the most...


Aircraft Control and Simulation
Brian L. Stevens, Frank L. Lewis
0471371459
October 6, 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"The text should be of value to any student, researcher, or practitioner interested in flight control and simulation." (AIAA Journal: Vol.42, No.11; Nov. 2004)

Book Description
The updated revision of the well-respected book on analyzing aircraft performance
This Second Edition of the bestselling Aircraft Control and Simulation has been expanded and updated to include the latest technological advances in the field. In addition, a new section on basic aerodynamics, aircraft configuration, and static stability makes this complex material more accessible to beginners.
This comprehensive guide discusses the fundamental principles and theory of aircraft control and simulation. It also covers modeling and dynamic analysis, stability evaluation, multivariable control...


Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts
Andrew L. Chaikin
0140272011
April 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
A decade in the making, this book is based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with each of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who contributed their brain power, training and teamwork on Earth. In his preface Chaikin writes, "We touched the face of another world and became a people without limits." What follows are thrilling accounts of such remarkable experiences as the rush of a liftoff, the heart-stopping touchdown on the moon, the final hurdle of re-entry, competition for a seat on a moon flight, the tragic spacecraft fire, and the search for clues to the origin of the solar system on the slopes of lunar mountains. "I've been there. Chaikin took me back."--Gene Cernan, Apollo 17 astronaut --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Introduction to Aircraft Design (Cambridge Aerospace Series)
John P. Fielding, et al
0521657229
October 14, 1999
Paperback
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Review
'This book is very helpful for students and young design engineers as well as for aeronautical enthusiasts who intend to get a complete overview of all types of aircraft, their specific design considerations, the basic principles and why aircraft programmes in the past have been successful or failed.' Aircraft Design
' ... this is a book intended as an 'introduction' to the whole field of aircraft design. It sets out to answer significant design questions such as 'Why design a new aircraft? Why is it that shape? What is under the skin? ... of value to undergraduate and graduate aeronautical enginnering students and professionals working in the aerospace industry.' Air International

Book Description
Here is an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of civil and military aircraft...


Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
Gene Kranz
0743200799
April 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
In 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik and the ensuing space race. Three years later, Gene Kranz left his aircraft testing job to join NASA and champion the American cause. What he found was an embryonic department run by whiz kids (such as himself), sharp engineers and technicians who had to create the Mercury mission rules and procedure from the ground up. As he says, "Since there were no books written on the actual methodology of space flight, we had to write them as we went along."

Kranz was part of the mission control team that, in January 1961, launched a chimpanzee into space and successfully retrieved him, and made Alan Shepard the first American in space in May 1961. Just two months later they launched Gus Grissom for a space orbit, John Glenn orbited Earth three times in February 1962, and in May of 1963 Gordon...



Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
John D. Anderson
0072950463
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In keeping with its bestselling previous editions, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, fourth edition, offers the most readable, interesting, and up-to-date overview of aerodynamics to be found in any text. The classic organization of the text has been preserved, with new standalone viscous flow sections at the end of various chapters to conceptualize the coverage of this topic in part 4, and complement discussion of fundamental principles in part 1, inviscid incompressible flow in part 2, and inviscid compressible flow in part 3.

Historical topics, carefully developed examples, numerous illustrations, and a wide selection of chapter problems are found throughout the text to motivate and challenge students of aerodynamics.

About the Author
John D. Anderson, Jr. is the...



Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics (Cambridge Aerospace Series)
J. Gordon Leishman, et al
0521523966
December 23, 2002
Paperback
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Review
'... Professor Leishman has provided a significant addition to the literature that will prove its worth for many years to come.' Alfred Gessow, Vertiflite
'... a complete treatment of the subject, pulling together between its covers all the relevant topics in a useable manner. The book will be suitable for anyone in the industry or academia who has to function at a high technical level. In particular, I recommend it highly to those of us who are not aerodynamicists per se, but need to be increasingly well informed on aerodynamic matters ...'. Stewart Houston, Aerospace Journal
'Not only is this book a good text for the graduate student but it is also a good book for practical engineers and researchers ... This book is an excellent addition to a reference library.' Chee Tung, AIAA Journal

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Coalwood Way: A Memoir
Homer H. Hickam
0440237165
September 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
In this follow-up to his bestselling autobiography Rocket Boys, Homer Hickam chronicles the eventful autumn of 1959 in his hometown, the West Virginia mining town of Coalwood. Sixteen-year-old Homer and his pals in the Big Creek Missile Agency are high school seniors, still building homemade rockets and hoping that science will provide them with a ticket into the wider world of college and white-collar jobs. Such dreams make them suspect in a conservative small town where "getting above yourself" is the ultimate sin and where Homer's father, superintendent of the Coalwood mines, is stingy with praise and dubious about his son's ambitions. Homer's mother remains supportive, but bluntly reminds him, "You can't expect everything to go your way. Sometimes life just has another plan." Indeed, Hickam's unvarnished portrait of...


Introduction to Flight
John David Anderson
0072990716
Mar 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Published March 2004

Noted for its highly readable style, the new edition of this bestseller provides an updated overview of aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Introduction to Flight blends history and biography with discussion of engineering concepts, and shows the development of flight through this perspective.New content includes coverage of: the last days of the Concorde and the centennial of the Wright Brothers’ flight; the Mariner and Voyager 2 missions; geometric and geopotential altitudes; and uninhabited aerial vehicles [UAVs]. Preview Boxes, new to this edition, provide students with a snapshot of what they are to learn in each chapter.

About the Author
John D. Anderson, Jr. is the Curator of Aerodynamics at the National Air & Space...



Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
Gene Kranz
0425179877
May 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
In 1957, the Russians launched Sputnik and the ensuing space race. Three years later, Gene Kranz left his aircraft testing job to join NASA and champion the American cause. What he found was an embryonic department run by whiz kids (such as himself), sharp engineers and technicians who had to create the Mercury mission rules and procedure from the ground up. As he says, "Since there were no books written on the actual methodology of space flight, we had to write them as we went along."

Kranz was part of the mission control team that, in January 1961, launched a chimpanzee into space and successfully retrieved him, and made Alan Shepard the first American in space in May 1961. Just two months later they launched Gus Grissom for a space orbit, John Glenn orbited Earth three times in February 1962, and in May of 1963 Gordon...



Automatic Control of Aircraft and Missiles
John H. Blakelock
0471506516
January 18, 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
This Second Edition continues the fine tradition of its predecessor by exploring the various automatic control systems in aircraft and on board missiles. Considerably expanded and updated, it now includes new or additional material on: the effectiveness of beta-beta feedback as a method of obtaining coordination during turns using the F-15 as the aircraft model; the root locus analysis of a generic acceleration autopilot used in many air-to-air and surface-to-air guided missiles; the guidance systems of the AIM-9L Sidewinder as well as bank-to-turn missiles; various types of guidance, including proportional navigation and line-of-sight and lead-angle command guidance; the coupling of the output of a director fire control system into the autopilot; the analysis of multivariable control systems; and methods for modeling...


An Engineer's Guide To Matlab
Edward B. Magrab
0131454994
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This authoritative book guides readers in developing a strong working knowledge of MATLAB to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Since solving these problems usually involves writing relatively short, one-time-use programs, the authors demonstrate how to effectively develop such programs in MATLAB–programs that are compact yet readable, easy to debug, and execute fast. Emphasis is on using MATLAB to obtain solutions to several classes of engineering problems, so technical material is presented in summary form only.

From the Back Cover
The primary goal of An Engineer's Guide to MATLAB is to help the reader develop a strong knowledge of MATLAB to solve a wide range of engineering problems. Matrix notation is introduced at the outset and employed...


Applied Mathematics in Aerospace Science and Engineering
Angelo Miele
0306447541
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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Helicopter Theory
Wayne Johnson
0486682307
October 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
Monumental engineering text offers comprehensive, detailed coverage of every aspect of theory and design: elements of vertical flight, forward flight, performance, mathematics of rotating systems, rotary wing dynamics and aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, stability and control, stall, noise and more. Essential reading for any student or aeronautical engineer interested in the design and development of vertical-flight aircraft. 189 illustrations. Bibliography. 1980 edition.


A History of Aerodynamics: And Its Impact on Flying Machines
John D. Anderson Jr., et al
0521669553

Paperback
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Review
'In summary, this is an excellent book that deserves a very wide readership.' John L. Stollery, The Times Higher Education Supplement
' ... a very important contribution to the history of aeronautics, well written and technically competent.' Choice
'This book successfully straddles the boundary that separates a textbook from a history book. It is of equal interest to both the aerodynamicist and the layman. The author has thoughtfully included charts, tables and formulas sufficient to complement the narrative without the text becoming a treatise or attempting to convert the reader into a quasi-aerodynamicist. This textual balance achieved by the author has resulted in a book that is enjoyable and educational. This book on the history of aerodynamics adds a much needed dimension to an historian's interest in aircraft and...


Introduction to Aerospace Structural Analysis
David H. Allen, Walter Haisler
0471888397
February 1985
Paperback
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Book Description
This text provides students who have had statics and introductory strength of materials with the necessary tools to perform stress analysis on aerospace structures such as wings, tails, fuselages, and space frames. It progresses from introductory continuum mechanics through strength of materials of thin-walled structures to energy methods, culminating in an introductory chapter on the powerful finite element method.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
This text provides students who have had statics and introductory strength of materials with the necessary tools to perform stress analysis on aerospace structures such as wings, tails, fuselages, and space frames. It progresses from introductory continuum mechanics through strength of materials of thin-walled structures to energy...


Apollo 13
Jim Lovell
0671534645
July 1995
Paperback
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Amazon.com
On April 13, 1970, three American astronauts were on their way to the moon when a mysterious explosion rocked their ship, forcing them to abandon the main ship and spend four days in the tiny lunar module which was intended to support two men for two days. A harrowing story of danger, courage and brilliant off-the-cuff engineering solutions which resulted in a dramatic rescue.

James Michener, author of Space
A thrilling story of...disaster and incredible heroism...

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Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 1
Angelo Miele
0306484633
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Advanced Design Problems in Aerospace Engineering, Volume 1: Advanced Aerospace Systems presents six authoritative lectures on the use of mathematics in the conceptual design of various types of aircraft and spacecraft. It covers the following topics: design of rocket-powered orbital spacecraft (Miele/Mancuso), design of Moon missions (Miele/Mancuso), design of Mars missions (Miele/Wang), design of an experimental guidance system with a perspective flight path display (Sachs), neighboring vehicle design for a two-stage launch vehicle (Well), and controller design for a flexible aircraft (Hanel/Well). This is a reference book of interest to engineers and scientists working in aerospace engineering and related topics.

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