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Designing Sustainable Technologies, Products and Policies: From Science to Innovation

by Enrico Benetto

This book provides insight into the implementation of Life Cycle approaches along the entire business value chain, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability related to the development of industrial technologies, products, services and policies; and the development and management of smart agricultural systems, smart mobility systems, urban infrastructures and energy for the built environment. The book is based on papers presented at the 8th International Life Cycle Management Conference that took place from September 3-6, 2017 in Luxembourg, and which was organized by the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) and the University of Luxembourg in the framework of the LCM Conference Series. This book is open access under a CC BY license...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology, Physics
Size: 529 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

Nanoparticle Engineering for Chemical-Mechanical Planarization (Open Access): Fabrication of Next-Generation Nanodevices

by Ungyu Paik

In the development of next-generation nanoscale devices, higher speed and lower power operation is the name of the game. Increasing reliance on mobile computers, mobile phone, and other electronic devices demands a greater degree of speed and power. As chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) progressively becomes perceived less as black art and more as a cutting-edge technology, it is emerging as the technology for achieving higher performance devices.Nanoparticle Engineering for Chemical-Mechanical Planarization explains the physicochemical properties of nanoparticles according to each step in the CMP process, including dielectric CMP, shallow trend isolation CMP, metal CMP, poly isolation CMP, and noble metal CMP. The authors provide a detailed guide to nanoparticle engineering of novel ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Chemistry
Size: 221 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.80 / 5
11 reviews

Swarm Troopers: How small drones will conquer the world

by David Hambling

Small unmanned aircraft are already transforming warfare, with hand-launched scouts like the Raven and lethal tactical drones like Switchblade already in use by US forces.

A bigger revolution is on the way, as swarming software allows a single operator to control large numbers of drones, and smartphone technology means they can be built for $1,000 each -- by anybody, not just governments.

This book looks at the history of drone warfare, the rise of big drones like the Predator and how they are being eclipsed by smaller unmanned aircraft. And how the future is being shaped by smartphone technology, swarm software, miniaturised munitions and energy-harvesting that allows small drones to fly forever.

It also looks at why current air defence cannot stop...

Genre: History, Military, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 328 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons

by Hannah Frank

At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In this beautifully written and deeply researched study, Hannah Frank provides an original way to understand American animated cartoons from the Golden Age of animation (1920–1960). In the pre-digital age of the twentieth century, the making of cartoons was mechanized and standardized: thousands of drawings were inked and painted onto individual transparent celluloid sheets (called “cels”) and then photographed in succession, a labor-intensive process that was divided across scores of artists and technicians. In order to see the art, labor, and technology of cel animation, Frank slows carto...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 256 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 September 2019 onward  

Dwelling on Courtyards

by Mohammad Taleghani

Courtyards have been used for thousands of years in different climates in the world. In hot climates they provide shading, in humid climates they cause a stack effect helping ventilation, in cold climates they break cold winds and protect their microclimate. In temperate climates (such as of the Netherlands), the thermal behaviour of courtyards has been studied less. In this dissertation, low-rise residential courtyard buildings were therefore studied among (and along) different urban block types in the Netherlands....

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 267 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.30 / 5
18 reviews

AMAZON ECHO DOT COMPANION: THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR DOING ANYTHING WITH ECHO DOT IN 2017 (INCLUDES 800 VOICE COMMANDS, AMAZON ECHO DOT SECOND GENERATION WHITE BLACK STEP BY STEP)

by JOE THOMPSON

***THE MOST COMPLETE GUIDE ABOUT AMAZON ECHO DOT ON THE MARKET*** ***Get this book by Amazon Best Selling Author Joe Thompson*** Are you struggling with understanding how your Amazon Dot Echo really works? Do you want to get a more complete understand of what you can do with your device? If you answered yes then this book is for you! In fact, the Amazon Echo Dot’s Companion is:Great for beginners or for the more experienced usersEasy and simple to read formatMore than 800 voice commands!Tips and tricks to get the best from Alexa.Gives you a STEP BY STEP course on how to add new skills or create new skills yourself with the Amazon Skill Kit (no previous coding experience required).More than 60 SCREEN SHOTS to help you better understand your device.19 CHAPTERS with EVERYTHING you need to ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 173 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.10 / 5
29 reviews

Alexa: 2018 Essential User Guide for Amazon Echo and Alexa

by Steve Jacobs

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 125 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2019 onward  

French History from Caesar to Waterloo

by Mary Robinson

When Julius Caesar invaded the country, some fifty years before the birth of Christ, he found it divided into three principal parts: there was Aquitaine, the land of springs and waters, extending, in the southwest, from the ocean to the Garonne, already a land of pleasant life, rich in commerce and refinement; there was Celtic Gaul, the west, which reached from the Atlantic to the Marne and the Seine; and there was Belgian Gaul (as Caesar calls it), that north-eastern space between the Seine and the Rhine: an expanse which roughly corresponds to the provinces devastated by the Great War......

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, History, Europe, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 279 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2019 onward  

Habitats and Biota of the Gulf of Mexico: Before the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Volume 1: Water Quality, Sediments, Sediment Contaminants, Oil and Gas ... Plankton and Benthos, and Shellfish

by C. Herb Ward

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 868 pages
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GIS in Sustainable Urban Planning and Management (Open Access): A Global Perspective

by van Maarseveen, Martin

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 urban policy arena. The second part discusses how urban planning can shape our cities, examines various spatial configurations of cities, the spread of activities, and the demands placed on different functions to achieve strategic objective. It further focuses on the recognition that urban dwellers are increasingly under threat from natural hazards and climate change.FeaturesShowcases the importance of GIS in better understanding current urban cha...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development, Science & Maths, Environment
Size: 364 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Enterprise IoT: A Definitive Handbook

by Navveen Balani

The fourth edition of the Enterprise IoT book is out now. The most comprehensive guide on understanding Enterprise IoT and how to implement IoT applications using IoT cloud offerings from Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, GE Predix and open source software. “Internet of Things is a vision where every object in the world has the potential to connect to the Internet and provide their data so as to derive actionable insights on its own or through other connected objects“The object can be anything – a vehicle, machinery, airport, city, people, phone or even a shoe. From a connected vehicle solution, you can understand the driver behaviour and vehicle usage patterns, from a connected machines solution you can determine when do machines need servicing, from a connected airport solution you can unde...

Genre: Computing, Software, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 171 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

Lean Six Sigma: The Ultimate Guide to Lean Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise, and Lean Manufacturing, with Tools Included for Increased Efficiency and Higher Customer Satisfaction

by James Edge

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 3.40 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Agricultural Implications of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident (III): After 7 Years

by Tomoko M. Nakanishi

This open access book presents the findings from on-site research into radioactive cesium contamination in various agricultural systems affected by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in March 2011. This third volume in the series reports on studies undertaken at contaminated sites such as farmland, forests, and marine and freshwater environments, with a particular focus on livestock, wild plants and mushrooms, crops, and marine products in those environments. It also provides additional data collected in the subsequent years to show how the radioactivity levels in agricultural products and their growing environments have changed with time and the route by which radioactive materials entered agricultural products as well as their movement between different components (e.g., ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 248 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

eIoT: The Development of the Energy Internet of Things in Energy Infrastructure

by Steffi O. Muhanji

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Genre: Computing, Software, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Physics
Size: 160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Fundamental of mechanics component design: Mechanical engineering

by Mx Gaurav

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 1253 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 3.70 / 5
14 reviews

Aquaponics Do-It-Yourself: System, Design and Setup

by John Brown

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Genre: Home & Garden, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Nature & Ecology
Size: 4.56 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Engineering a Better Future: Interplay between Engineering, Social Sciences, and Innovation

by Eswaran Subrahmanian

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Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Area-Wide Management of Fruit Fly Pests

by Diana Perez-Staples

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 384 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

PYTHON: PYTHON'S COMPANION, A STEP BY STEP GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS TO START CODING TODAY! (INCLUDES A 6 PAGE PRINTABLE CHEAT SHEET)(PYTHON FOR BEGINNERS, PYTHON FOR DUMMIES, PYTHON PROGRAMMING)

by JOE THOMPSON

READ THIS BOOK AND START YOUR FIRST PROGRAM TODAY EVEN IF YOU HAVE NEVER CODED BEFORE!***Get this book by Amazon Best Selling Author Joe Thompson***Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.PLEASE NOTE: You DON'T need a Kindle to buy this book. It's available for immediate reading with your Amazon virtual cloud reader. Simply visit Kindle Cloud Reader and sign in with your existing Amazon account. Any existing titles you previously purchased will appear under the Cloud tab. You can read directly from your web browser and don't need to download an app.Are you struggling with understanding Python? This book gives you the Step by Step tools to easily understand the software in no time! In fact, Python's Companion is:A simple Step by Step approach to quickly master Python.Grea...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Physics
Size: 416 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Transformations of Urbanising Delta Landscape: An Historic Examination of Dealing with the Impacts of Climate Change for the Kaoping River Delta in Taiwan

by Chen Kun Chung

This book argues that the floods following extreme precipitation result not only from very heavy rainfall but also from the significant impact of human activities on natural water systems. While most literature emphasises that the increasing magnitude of storm rainfall extends beyond the original protection standards of hydrologic facilities in highly populated delta cities. Based on the knowledge of urban morphology, this study analyses how human systems have affected the transformation of natural water processes in the Kaoping River Delta. The relationship between human environments and natural landscape is illustrated via a 3-layer analytical framework which consists of a natural landscape layer, an infrastructure layer and an occupation layer. This layer-based approach views landscapes...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 187 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rangeland Systems: Processes, Management and Challenges (Springer Series on Environmental Management)

by David D. Briske

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 661 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making (Palgrave Studies of Entrepreneurship in Africa)

by Bitange Ndemo

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah...

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, International, Management & Leadership, Reference, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths
Size: 509 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future

by Jacek Zaucha

This open access book is the first comprehensive overview of maritime or marine spatial planning. Countries across the globe are beginning to implement maritime spatial plans; however the authors of this collection have identified several key questions that are emerging from this growing body of MSP experience. How can maritime spatial planning deal with a complex and dynamic environment such as the sea? How can MSP be embedded in multiple levels of governance across regional and national borders – and how far does the environment benefit from this new approach? This book actively engages with the problems encapsulated in these questions, and explores possible solutions.Situated at the intersection between theory and practice, the volume draws together several strands of interdisciplinar...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 477 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road

by Liang Emlyn Yang

This open access book discusses socio-environmental interactions in the middle to late Holocene, covering specific areas along the ancient Silk Road regions. Over twenty chapters provide insight into this topic from various disciplinary angles and perspectives, ranging from archaeology, paleoclimatology, antiquity, historical geography, agriculture, carving art and literacy. The Silk Road is a modern concept for an ancient network of trade routes that for centuries facilitated and intensified processes of cultural interaction and goods exchange between West China, Central Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Coherent patterns and synchronous events in history suggest possible links between social upheaval, resource utilization and climate or environment forces along the Silk Road ...

Genre: History, Asia, Middle East, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 525 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Electronics Principles On Your Mobile

by Clive W. Humphris

Free enhanced student eTextbook published in full colour with an optional Interactive Content upgrade.Colourful visual presentation assists the learning process as students will more likely remember, thereby increasing their personal confidence as they believe they are learning more as a result. Knowing the content is on their phone encourages them to dip-in in a spare moment more than open a traditional textbook....

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 604 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Lean: The Ultimate Guide to Lean Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise, and Lean Manufacturing + Lean Analytics - The Agile Way to Build A Superior Startup Using Data Science

by James Edge

If you want to build something that people love, and run it in a way that saves you time, money and effort while increasing your team’s value and getting more satisfied customers, then keep reading...2 comprehensive manuscripts in 1 bookLean Six Sigma: The Ultimate Guide to Lean Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise, and Lean Manufacturing, with Tools Included for Increased Efficiency and Higher Customer SatisfactionLean Analytics: The Ultimate Guide to an Agile Way of Analytics, Advanced Analytics, and Data Science for a Superior Way to Build Startups and Run EnterprisesLean Six Sigma is an amazing methodology that’s geared to helping you boost the productivity of your organization while eliminating waste. The idea synthesizes two different concepts – Lean Enterprise or Lean Manufacturing and ...

Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 161 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.50 / 5
2 reviews

Shipping Container Homes: An Essential Guide to Shipping Container Homes with Examples and Ideas of Designs (Shipping Container Home Plans, Tiny Houses Book 1)

by Matt Brown

Turn Your Dream of Living in a Shipping Container Home Into RealityThis book contains everything you need to know to turn your dream of living in a home constructed from shipping containers into a reality.Chances are you’ve seen them on the road or on a freighter pulling into the port – but did you ever imagine that one of those shipping containers would one day make a home for someone? Whether you live in European countries such as Poland, Norway or Spain, or even across the globe in locations such as the United States, New Zealand, China and South America, shipping container homes are cropping up in a number of housing developments. Discover the Ins and Outs in this Essential Guide to Shipping Container HomesIn this book, you will learn all the ins and outs of home construction using...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Home & Garden, Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 159 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

X-Machines for Agent-Based Modeling (Open Access): FLAME Perspectives (Chapman & Hall/CRC Computer and Information Science Series)

by Mariam Kiran

From the Foreword:"This book exemplifies one of the most successful approaches to modeling and simulating [the] new generation of complex systems. FLAME was designed to make the building of large scale complex systems models straightforward and the simulation code that it generates is highly efficient and can be run on any modern technology. FLAME was the first such platform that ran efficiently on high performance parallel computers and a version for GPU technology is also available. At its heart, and the reason why it is so efficient and robust, is the use of a powerful computational model ‘Communicating X-machines’ which is general enough to cope with most types of modelling problems. As well as being increasingly important in academic research, FLAME is now being applied in industr...

Genre: Computing, Programming, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences
Size: 344 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 15 September 2019 onward  

Sustainable Development Goals Connectivity Dilemma (Open Access): Land and Geospatial Information for Urban and Rural Resilience

by Abbas Rajabifard

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429290626, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.Large-scale migration from rural to urban areas, and between countries, affects sustainable development at local, national, and regional levels. To strengthen urban and rural resilience to global challenges, Sustainable Development Goals Connectivity Dilemma: Land and Geospatial Information for Urban and Rural Resilience, brings together leading international geospatial experts to analyze the role of land and geospatial data infrastructures and services for achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While the goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda have been longstanding aspiration...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Urban Planning & Development
Size: 376 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 September 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

The Science Fiction Anthology

by Andre Norton

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Architecture, Art, Comics & Graphic Novels, Manga, Home & Garden, Gardening & Horticulture, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering
Size: 2539 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 September 2019 onward  

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