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The Climbing Handbook

Author : Steve Long
ISBN : 1554072786
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 76.36 MB
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More than 300,000 North Americans call themselves rock climbers. The thrilling pastime of rock climbing includes a number of variations such as free climbing, roped climbing, adventure climbing, and bouldering. The Climbing Handbook covers them all in an exceptionally comprehensive guide designed for climbers of any level of experience. From the basics for beginners to techniques and tactics for more advanced climbers, this book provides the tools to maximize the climber's experience. With more than 350 color photographs and easy-to-understand diagrams, this essential guide combines step-by-step exercises with practice programs that will allow climbers to safely explore all aspects of the sport. Topics include: Choosing the right equipment Key grips and techniques Essential safety skills Ascending and descending Strategies for difficult climbs Avoiding problems Rescues and safety procedures Building strength and skills Competition and specialized climbing Where to climb around the world. With comprehensive information, insider tips from the world's climbing experts, and a user-friendly format, The Climbing Handbook is an essential guide for all rock climbers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Instrument Flying Handbook 2008

Author : Federal Aviation Administration (Faa)
ISBN : 0160820928
Genre : Reference
File Size : 24.6 MB
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NOTE: NO FURTHER DISCOUNT FOR THIS PRINT PRODUCT--OVERSTOCK SALE -- Significantly reduced list price Designed for use by instrument flight instructors and pilots preparing for instrument rating tests. Instructors may find this handbook a valuable training aid as it includes basic reference material for knowledge testing and instrument flight training. This handbook conforms to pilot training and certification concepts established by the US Federal Aviation Administration. This resource adopts selected methods and concepts for instrument flying. The discussion and explanations reflect the most commonly used practices and principles. Occasionally the word "MUST" or similar language is used where the desired action is deemed critical. The use of such language is not intended to add to, interpret, or relieve a duty imposed by the United States Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14CFR). All of the aeronautical knowledge and skills required to operate in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) are detailed. Chapters are dedicated to human and aerodynamic factors affecting instrument flight, the flight instruments, attitude instrument flying for airplanes, basic flight maneuvers used in IMC, attitude flying for helicopters, navigation systems, the National Airspace System (NAS), the air traffic control (ATC) system, instrument flight rules (IFR) flight procedures, and IFR emergencies. Clearance shorthand and integrated instrument lesson guide are also included. Related products: Notices to Airmen -print subscription product can be found here: Location Identifiers, 7350.7 -Triannual print subscription that lists current identifiers and codes of the U.S.A. and Canada air traffic control (ATC) systems for North American air space - can be found here: Aeronautical Information Manual: Official Guide to Basic Flight Information and ATC Procedures -USA-ONLY manual -print subscription service designed to provide aviation community with the most up-to-date basic fundamentatls required for flying safely in the U.S. National Airspace system (NAS) including basic flight information and Air Traffic Control or ATC procedures -can be found here: Aeronautical Information Publication, United States of America is the print subscription service to include international version that provides information about international airports and use by the international community --can be found here: FAA Safety Briefing print magazine subscription (published 6 issues per year) -- can be found here:
Category: Reference

Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook

Author : Edward G. Nawy
ISBN : 1420007653
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 46.95 MB
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The first edition of this comprehensive work quickly filled the need for an in-depth handbook on concrete construction engineering and technology. Living up to the standard set by its bestselling predecessor, this second edition of the Concrete Construction Engineering Handbook covers the entire range of issues pertaining to the construction and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. New and Updated Topics Include — · The latest advances in engineered concrete materials and special concrete applications including architectural concrete · Reinforced concrete construction and recommendations on the vast array of types of constructed facilities · Specialized construction techniques, including the latest provisions of the 2006 International Building Code (IBC) on the design of structures in high seismicity zones · Design recommendations for high performance and proportioning of concrete structural elements by the latest ACI 318-08 Building Code · New materials, design of precast seismic bracing systems, and aesthetics of long-span bridge construction Put 1200 Years of Experience to Work This new edition contains ten new chapters on the state of the art in emerging areas of concrete construction and design engineering by leading experts. Each chapter examines its topic with detail and depth of discussion and culminates with an extensive list of selected references for the user to consult beyond the scope of the handbook. The thirty-seven contributors are national or international leaders in research, design, and construction with a combined professional practice of at least 1,200 years. The wealth of up-to-date knowledge they provide allows you to design constructed concrete structures that are vastly better, more efficient, and longer enduring.
Category: Technology & Engineering

U S Air Force Survival Handbook

Author : United States Air Force
ISBN : 9781602392458
Genre : History
File Size : 86.61 MB
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Presents a comprehensive guide to outdoor survival techniques that are designed for formal training in the United States Air Force.
Category: History

Instrument Flying Handbook Faa H 8083 15a

Author : Federal Aviation Administration
ISBN : 9781616083021
Genre : Education
File Size : 78.22 MB
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An updated resource for instrument flight instructors, pilots, and students.
Category: Education

Airplane Flying Handbook Faa H 8083 3a

Author : Federal Aviation Administration
ISBN : 9781616083380
Genre : Education
File Size : 73.37 MB
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A vital resource for pilots, instructors, and students, from the most trusted source of aeronautic information.
Category: Education

Pilot S Handbook Of Aeronautical Knowledge

Author : Federal Aviation Administration
ISBN : 9781602397804
Genre : Education
File Size : 75.54 MB
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An updated edition of the essential FAA resource for both beginner and expert pilots.
Category: Education

Fire Officer S Handbook Of Tactics

Author : John Norman
ISBN : 159370061X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 27.17 MB
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Aimed at firefighters and fire officers, provides information on modern firefighting tactics.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Adventurer S Handbook

Author : Mick Conefrey
ISBN : 9781780743202
Genre : Humor
File Size : 61.29 MB
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How do you survive a charging elephant? What’s the best way to serve polar bear meat? Where do you find water in a desert? Learn the answers to these questions and more from the best instructors possible: a cast of famous explorers, including Livingstone, Shackleton and John Hunt. Mick Conefrey delves into the original diaries and logs of the great expeditions to provide a winning combination of intrepid tales of yester-year and witty retro tips. You’ll discover which famous explorer was cooked by Hawaiian natives and who was left on an ice floe in the Arctic by his drunk captain. Packed with fun facts and trivia, this is the perfect gift for hardened explorers and armchair adventurers alike.
Category: Humor