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Collapse Of Burning Buildings 2nd Edition

Author : Vincent Dunn
ISBN : 9781593702335
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 44.48 MB
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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Why Did The Soviet Union Collapse

Author : Robert Strayer
ISBN : 0765631903
Genre : History
File Size : 86.72 MB
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Taking the Soviet collapse - the most cataclysmic event of the recent past - as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation and explanation. In exploring the question posed by the title, the author introduces and applies such organizing concepts as great power conflict, imperial decline, revolution, ethnic conflict, colonialism, economic development, totalitarian ideology, and transition to democracy in a most accessible way. Questions and controversies, and extracts from documentary and literary sources, anchor the text at key points. This book is intended for use in history and political science courses on the Soviet Union or more generally on the 20th century.
Category: History

The Collapse Of Complex Societies

Author : Joseph Tainter
ISBN : 052138673X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 81.27 MB
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Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory.
Category: Social Science

The Collapse Of Ancient States And Civilizations

Author : Norman Yoffee
ISBN : 0816512493
Genre : History
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Publikacja prac seminarium "School of American Research" które odbyło się w Santa Fe, 22-26 marca 1982 r.
Category: History

After The Collapse

Author : Dimitri K. Simes
ISBN : 9780684827162
Genre : History
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Explores a country struggling with economic crises while pursuing an assertive foreign policy and analyses the relationship between Russia and the U.S.
Category: History


Author : Jared Diamond
ISBN : 9780141976969
Genre : History
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From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' - Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' - Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' - Economis 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' - Sunday Times
Category: History


Author : Phillip Wearne
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028623515
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 62.63 MB
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Examines first-hand accounts, architectual designs, causes, and follow-up investigations by forensic engineers into such structual collapses as the Hyatt Regency, Point Pleasant Bridge, and Vaiont Dam.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Corporate Collapse

Author : Frank Clarke
ISBN : 0521534267
Genre : Business & Economics
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This revised edition examines corporate collapse from the 1960s to the 1990s and beyond.
Category: Business & Economics