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Items in Technology that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.


  • CICTP 2017. proceedings of the 17th COTA International Conference of Transportation Professionals, July 7-9, 2017, Shanghai, China / jointly organized by Chinese Oveerseas Transporation Association (COTA), Tongji University ; sponsored by Transportation Research Board, Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Transportation and Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Haizhong Wang, Jian Sun, Jian Lu, Lei Zhang, Yu Zhang, ShouEn Fang
    TA 1005 C68 2018eb

  • ICCREM 2017. proceedings of the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management 2017, November 10-12 2017, Guangzhou, China / sponsored by Modernization of Management Committee of the China Construction Industry Association, the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; editors, Yaowu Wang, Yongshi Pang, Geoffrey Q. P. Shen, Yimin Zhu, Ph.D
    TH 1000 I575 2017eb

    Selected papers from the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management 2017, held in Guangzhou, China, November 10-12, 2017. Sponsored by the Modernization of Management Committee of the China Construction Industry Association and the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 41 peer-reviewed papers on prefabricated buildings, industrialized construction, and public-private partnerships.

    Topics include: risk assessment and systems analysis; prefabricated buildings and construction schedules; life cycle analysis and the environmental performance of prefabricated materials; and construction supply chains.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in the construction and development industries.


  • ICCREM 2017. sponsored by Modernization of Management Committee of the China Construction Industry Association, the Construction Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; editors, Yaowu Wang, Yongshi Pang, Geoffrey Q. P. Shen, Yimin Zhu, Ph.D
    TD 888 I575 2017eb

    Selected papers from the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management 2017, held in Guangzhou, China, November 10-12, 2017. Sponsored by the Modernization of Management Committee of the China Construction Industry Association and the Construction Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 45 peer-reviewed papers on industry regulation and sustainable development.

    Topics include: performance analysis in sustainable development; regulations and efficiency in construction; and collaboration models in green development.

    This proceedings will be of interest to practitioners and researchers in the construction and development industries.


  • International Collaboration in Lifeline Earthquake Engineering 2016 : proceedings of the seventh China-Japan-US Trilateral Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, June 1-4, 2016, Shanghai, China / sponsored by Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief [and eight others] ; edited by Craig Davis [and five others]
    TA 654.6

    Proceedings of the Seventh China-Japan-US Trilateral Symposium on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, held in Shanghai, China, June 1-4, 2016. Sponsored by the Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief, China; Tongji University, Shanghai, China; Beijing University of Technology, Beijing, China; International Society of Lifeline and Infrastructure Earthquake Engineering; Kanazawa University, Japan; Lifeline Network Kansai (LiNK), Japan; Japan Ductile Iron Pipe Association; and the Infrastructure Resilience Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

    This Infrastructure Resilience Publication (IRP) contains 77 peer-reviewed papers covering recent developments in lifeline earthquake engineering involving water, wastewater, gas and liquid fuels, electrical power, telecommunications, and transportation systems.

    Topics include: seismicity, ground motions, and site effects; seismic performance, modeling, and evaluation; design of water supplies, sewage, electric power, gas and liquid fuel, telecommunications, and transportation systems and their components; seismic reliability and post-earthquake serviceability, recovery, and resilience of lifeline systems; lifeline interactions; tunnels and underground structures; geotechnical and structural earthquake behavior related to lifelines; seismic testing and analysis for lifeline components and foundations; tsunami impacts; and a special session on bridge impact loads.

    These papers will be of use to practitioners, researchers, and students interested in international approaches to seismic resilience.


  • Pipelines 2017. proceedings of sessions of the Pipelines 2017 Conference, August 6-9, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona / sponsored by Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Anna Pridmore, Ph.D., P.E., Jim Geisbush, P.E
    TA 660 P55A462 2017eb

  • Pipelines 2017. proceedings of sessions of the Pipelines 2017 Conference, August 6-9, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona / sponsored by Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Anna Pridmore, Ph.D., P.E., Jim Geisbush, P.E
    TA 660 P55

    Papers from the Pipelines 2017 Conference, held in Phoenix, Arizona, August 6-9, 2017. Sponsored by the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 57 peer-reviewed papers on geomatics, surveying, and condition assessment of pipelines for reliability and resiliency through sustainable design and construction.

    Topics include: contingency planning; GIS and alternative project delivery; construction and rehabilitation; large diameter projects; design-build alternative delivery; distribution transmission; emerging technologies; and case studies.

    These papers will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in the design, construction, monitoring, and delivery of pipeline infrastructure projects.


  • Pipelines 2017. proceedings of sessions of the Pipelines 2017 Conference, August 6-9, 2017, Phoenix, Arizona / sponsored by Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Anna Pridmore, Ph.D., P.E., Jim Geisbush, P.E
    TJ 930

  • Coastal structures and solutions to coastal disasters 2015. proceedings of the Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference 2015 : September 9-11, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts / sponsored by Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Louise Wallendorf, P.E., Daniel T. Cox, Ph.D
    TC 203.5

    Selected papers from the Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference 2015, held in Boston, Massachusetts, September 9-11, 2015. Sponsored by the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 26 peer-reviewed papers on all aspects of tsunamis. Topics include: tsunami generation and modeling; tsunami measurement and mitigation; tsunami morphology, sediments, and debris; and tsunami structure.

    This proceedings is a companion to Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2015: Resilient Coastal Communities and will be valuable to engineers, managers, planners, scientists, geologists, economists, oceanographers, and meteorologists working to reduce future impacts of coastal hazards.


  • Computing in civil engineering 2017. selected papers frm the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, June 25-27, 2017, Seattle, Washington / sponsored by Computing Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Ken-Yu Lin, Ph.D., Nora El-Gohary, Ph.D., Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E
    TA 345 A833 2017beb

    Selected papers from sessions of the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, held in Seattle, Washington, June 25-27, 2017. Sponsored by the Computing Division of ASCE.

    This collection contains 56 peer-reviewed papers on information modeling and data analytics in civil engineering.

    Topics include: asset and facility management; BIM and CIM; data analytics; infrastructure monitoring, control, and analysis; and smart city and transportation systems.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working with emerging computing technologies in a wide range of civil and construction engineering applications.


  • Computing in civil engineering 2017. selected papers frm the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, June 25-27, 2017, Seattle, Washington / sponsored by Computing Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Ken-Yu Lin, Ph.D., Nora El-Gohary, Ph.D., Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E
    TA 345 A833 2017ceb

    Selected papers from sessions of the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, held in Seattle, Washington, June 25-27, 2017. Sponsored by the Computing Division of ASCE.

    This collection contains 50 peer-reviewed papers on sensing, simulation, and visualization in civil engineering.

    Topics include: intelligent sensing and monitoring; education; modeling and simulation; robotics and automation; virtual reality; and augmented reality.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working with emerging computing technologies in a wide range of civil and construction engineering applications.


  • Computing in civil engineering 2017. selected papers frm the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, June 25-27, 2017, Seattle, Washington / sponsored by Computing Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Ken-Yu Lin, Ph.D., Nora El-Gohary, Ph.D., Pingbo Tang, Ph.D., P.E
    TA 345 A833 2017eb

    Selected papers from sessions of the ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering 2017, held in Seattle, Washington, June 25-27, 2017. Sponsored by the Computing Division of ASCE.

    This collection contains 57 peer-reviewed papers on smart safety, sustainability, and resilience in civil engineering.

    Topics include: crowdsourcing and citizen science; computing for human factors; construction management; energy, sustainability, and resilience; project planning and control; and smart safety and health.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working with emerging computing technologies in a wide range of civil and construction engineering applications.


  • International Low Impact Development Conference China 2016. proceedings of the International Low Impact Development Conference China 2016, June 26-29, Beijing, China / edited by Haifeng Jia, Ph. D., P.E., D. WRE, Shaw L. Yu, Ph. D., Robert Traver, Ph. D., P.E., D. WRE, Huapeng Qin, Ph. D., Junqi Li, Ph. D., Mike Clar, P.E., D. WRE
    TD 657 I526 2016eb

    Selected papers from the Low Impact Development Conference China 2016, held in Beijing, China, June 26-29, 2016. Sponsored by the Chinese Civil Engineering Society; Chinese Water Industry Society; Chinese Academy of Engineering--Division of Civil, Hydraulic, and Architecture Engineering; and the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 41 peer-reviewed papers on the theory and practice of low impact development.

    Topics include: LID and urban planning and design; LID research and development; urban water infrastructure systems design and optimization; and LID case studies and recent advances.

    This proceedings will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in water management and low impact development.


  • Plato and the Nerd : The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology / Edward Ashford Lee
    T 14 L4254 2017eb

    How humans and technology evolve together in a creative partnership.

    In this book, Edward Ashford Lee makes a bold claim: that the creators of digital technology have an unsurpassed medium for creativity. Technology has advanced to the point where progress seems limited not by physical constraints but the human imagination. Writing for both literate technologists and numerate humanists, Lee makes a case for engineering--creating technology--as a deeply intellectual and fundamentally creative process. Explaining why digital technology has been so transformative and so liberating, Lee argues that the real power of technology stems from its partnership with humans.

    Lee explores the ways that engineers use models and abstraction to build inventive artificial worlds and to give us things that we never dreamed of--for example, the ability to carry in our pockets everything humans have ever published. But he also attempts to counter the runaway enthusiasm of some technology boosters who claim everything in the physical world is a computation--that even such complex phenomena as human cognition are software operating on digital data. Lee argues that the evidence for this is weak, and the likelihood that nature has limited itself to processes that conform to today's notion of digital computation is remote.

    Lee goes on to argue that artificial intelligence's goal of reproducing human cognitive functions in computers vastly underestimates the potential of computers. In his view, technology is coevolving with humans. It augments our cognitive and physical capabilities while we nurture, develop, and propagate the technology itself. Complementarity is more likely than competition.


  • Growing Down : Theology and Human Nature in the Virtual Age / Jaco J. Hamman
    T 14.5 H3525 2017eb

  • New Romantic Cyborgs : Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine / Mark Coeckelbergh
    T 14 C5726 2017eb

    An account of the complex relationship between technology and romanticism that links nineteenth-century monsters, automata, and mesmerism with twenty-first-century technology's magic devices and romantic cyborgs.

    Romanticism and technology are widely assumed to be opposed to each other. Romanticism--understood as a reaction against rationalism and objectivity--is perhaps the last thing users and developers of information and communication technology (ICT) think about when they engage with computer programs and electronic devices. And yet, as Mark Coeckelbergh argues in this book, this way of thinking about technology is itself shaped by romanticism and obscures a better and deeper understanding of our relationship to technology. Coeckelbergh describes the complex relationship between technology and romanticism that links nineteenth-century monsters, automata, and mesmerism with twenty-first-century technology's magic devices and romantic cyborgs.

    Coeckelbergh argues that current uses of ICT can be interpreted as attempting a marriage of Enlightenment rationalism and romanticism. He describes the "romantic dialectic," when this new kind of material romanticism, particularly in the form of the cyborg as romantic figure, seems to turn into its opposite. He shows that both material romanticism and the objections to it are still part of modern thinking, and part of the romantic dialectic. Reflecting on what he calls "the end of the machine," Coeckelbergh argues that to achieve a more profound critique of contemporary technologies and culture, we need to explore not only different ways of thinking but also different technologies--and that to accomplish the former we require the latter.


  • Fuel : A Speculative Dictionary / Karen Pinkus
    TP 316 P56 2016eb

  • Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment / edited by David M. Kaplan
    T 14 P5424 2017eb

    Contributions by prominent scholars examining the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology.

    Environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology have taken divergent paths despite their common interest in examining human modification of the natural world. Yet philosophers from each field have a lot to contribute to the other. Environmental issues inevitably involve technologies, and technologies inevitably have environmental impacts. In this book, prominent scholars from both fields illuminate the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology, offering the beginnings of a rich new hybrid discourse.

    All the contributors share the intuition that technology and the environment overlap in ways that are relevant in both philosophical and practical terms. They consider such issues as the limits of technological interventions in the natural world, whether a concern for the environment can be designed into things, how consumerism relates us to artifacts and environments, and how food and animal agriculture raise questions about both culture and nature. They discuss, among other topics, the pessimism and dystopianism shared by environmentalists, environmental philosophers, and philosophers of technology; the ethics of geoengineering and climate change; the biological analogy at the heart of industrial ecology; green products and sustainable design; and agriculture as a bridge between technology and the environment.

    Contributors

    Braden Allenby, Raymond Anthony, Philip Brey, J. Baird Callicott, Brett Clark, Wyatt Galusky, Ryan Gunderson, Benjamin Hale, Clare Heyward, Don Idhe, Mark Sagoff, Julian Savulescu, Paul B. Thompson, Ibo van de Poel, Zhang Wei, Kyle Powys Whyte


  • Thank You Fossil Fuels and Good Night : The 21st Century's Energy Transition / Gregory Meehan
    TP 318 M44 2017eb

  • The New Food Activism : Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action / Edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman
    TX 360 U6 N486 2017eb
    The New Food Activism explores how food activism can be pushed toward deeper and more complex engagement with social, racial, and economic justice and toward advocating for broader and more transformational shifts in the food system. Topics examined include struggles against pesticides and GMOs, efforts to improve workers' pay and conditions throughout the food system, and ways to push food activism beyond its typical reliance on individualism, consumerism, and private property. The authors challenge and advance existing discourse on consumer trends, food movements, and the intersection of food with racial and economic inequalities.

  • Chokepoints : Global Private Regulation on the Internet / Natasha Tusikov
    TK 5105.8854 T877 2016eb
    In January 2012, millions participated in the now-infamous "Internet blackout" against the Stop Online Piracy Act , protesting the power it would have given intellectual property holders over the Internet. However, while SOPA's withdrawal was heralded as a victory for an open Internet, a small group of corporations, tacitly backed by the US and other governments, have implemented much of SOPA via a series of secret, handshake agreements. Drawing on extensive interviews, Natasha Tusikov details the emergence of a global regime in which large Internet firms act as regulators for powerful intellectual property owners, challenging fundamental notions of democratic accountability.

  • Resigned Activism : Living with Pollution in Rural China / Anna Lora-Wainwright
    TD 187.5 C6 L67 2017eb

    An examination of the daily grind of living with pollution in rural China and of the varying forms of activism that develop in response.

    Residents of rapidly industrializing rural areas in China live with pollution every day. Villagers drink obviously tainted water and breathe visibly dirty air, afflicted by a variety of ailments--from arthritis to nosebleeds--that they ascribe to the effects of industrial pollution. "Cancer villages," village-sized clusters of high cancer incidence, have emerged as a political and cultural phenomenon. In Resigned Activism , Anna Lora-Wainwright explores the daily grind of living with pollution in rural China and the varying forms of activism that develop in response. She finds that claims of health or environmental damage are politically sensitive, and that efforts to seek redress are frustrated by limited access to scientific evidence, growing socioeconomic inequalities, and complex local realities. Villagers, feeling powerless, often come to accept pollution as part of the environment; their activism is tempered by their resignation.

    Lora-Wainwright uses the term "resigned activism" as a lens through which to view villagers' perceptions and the diverse forms of environmental engagement that result. These range from picketing at the factory gate to quieter individual or family-oriented actions. Drawing on her own extensive fieldwork, Lora-Wainwright offers three case studies of "resigned activism" in rural China, examining the experiences of villagers who live with the effects of phosphorous mining and fertilizer production, lead and zinc mining, and electronic waste processing. These cases make clear the staggering human costs of development and the deeply uneven distribution of costs and benefits that underlie China's economic power.


  • Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa : Input for Mineral Beneficiation in Africa / Munyaradzi Mujuru and Shingirirai S. Mutanga (editions
    TD 899 M5 M366 2016eb
    South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country�s mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of the most daunting challenges of our time. South Africa has been bold in its approach to mitigating this problem, although the challenge is multi-faceted. On a positive note, substantial research has been conducted to confront the challenge. However, thus far, the research has been largely fragmented. This book builds on the work that has been done, but also provides a refreshing multi-disciplinary ap-proach that is useful in addressing the AMD challenges that South Africa and the continent face. Whilst addressing the problem as a scientific and engineering challenge, the book also exposes the economic, policy and legal challenges involved in addressing the problem. The book concludes, quite uniquely, that AMD is an opportunity that can be used by South Africa and Africa to solve problems, such as acute water shortage, as well as mineral recovery operations.

  • My Nuclear Nightmare : Leading Japan through the Fukushima Disaster to a Nuclear-Free Future / Naoto Kan ; translated from the Japanese by Jeffrey S. Irish
    TK 1365 J3 K35613 2017eb

    "Naoto Kan, who was prime minister of Japan when the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster began, has become a ubiquitous and compelling voice for the global antinuclear movement. Kan compared the potential worst-case devastation that could be caused by a nuclear power plant meltdown as tantamount only to 'a great world war. Nothing else has the same impact.' Japan escaped such a dire fate during the Fukushima disaster, said Kan, only 'due to luck.' Even so, Kan had to make some steely-nerved decisions that necessitated putting all emotion aside. In a now famous phone call from Tepco, when the company asked to pull all their personnel from the out-of-control Fukushima site for their own safety, Kan told them no. The workforce must stay. The few would need to make the sacrifice to save the many. Kan knew that abandoning the Fukushima Daiichi site would cause radiation levels in the surrounding environment to soar. His insistence that the Tepco workforce remain at Fukushima was perhaps one of the most unsung moments of heroism in the whole sorry saga."-- The Ecologist

    On March 11, 2011, a massive undersea earthquake off Japan's coast triggered devastating tsunami waves that in turn caused meltdowns at three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Ranked with Chernobyl as the worst nuclear disaster in history, Fukushima will have lasting consequences for generations. Until 3.11, Japan's Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, had supported the use of nuclear power. His position would undergo a radical change, however, as Kan watched the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 Power Plant unfold and came to understand the potential for the physical, economic, and political destruction of Japan.

    In My Nuclear Nightmare , Kan offers a fascinating day-by-day account of his actions in the harrowing week after the earthquake struck. He records the anguished decisions he had to make as the scale of destruction became clear and the threat of nuclear catastrophe loomed ever larger--decisions made on the basis of information that was often unreliable. For example, frustrated by the lack of clarity from the executives at Tepco, the company that owned the power plant, Kan decided to visit Fukushima himself, despite the risks, so he could talk to the plant's manager and find out what was really happening on the ground. As he details, a combination of extremely good fortune and hard work just barely prevented a total meltdown of all of Fukushima's reactor units, which would have necessitated the evacuation of the thirty million residents of the greater Tokyo metropolitan area.

    In the book, first published in Japan in 2012, Kan also explains his opposition to nuclear power: "I came to understand that a nuclear accident carried with it a risk so large that it could lead to the collapse of a country." When Kan was pressured by the opposition to step down as prime minister in August 2011, he agreed to do so only after legislation had been passed to encourage investments in alternative energy. As both a document of crisis management during an almost unimaginable disaster and a cogent argument about the dangers of nuclear power, My Nuclear Nightmare is essential reading.


  • The Water Problem : Climate Change and Water Policy in the United States / Pat Mulroy, editor
    TD 223 W377 2017eb
    Building water resilience is the single biggest challenge in a changing global climate.

    The United States faces a water crisis as critical as the energy crisis that once dominated headlines. Like the energy crisis, a solution can be found. Pat Mulroy, for many years general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the lead negotiator on the Colorado River for the State of Nevada, and a Brookings fellow, has gathered a number of practitioners and scholars to show us why we face a crisis caused by climate change and what we can do to alleviate it.

    While the focus recently has been on California, with its water restrictions and drought, many other parts of the United States are also suffering from current and potential water shortages that will only be exacerbated by climate change. The Water Problem takes us to Miami and the problem of rising oceans fouling freshwater reservoirs; Kansas and Nebraska, where intensive farming is draining age-old aquifers; and to the Southwest United States, where growing populations are creating enormous stresses on the already strained Colorado River.

    Mulroy and her contributors explore not just the problems, but also what we can do now to put in place measures to deal with a very real crisis.

  • Congress on Technical Advancement 2017. proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering presented at the First Congress on Technical Advancement : September 10-13, 2017, Duluth, Minnesota / sponsored by Committee on Technical Advancement ... [et al.] ; edited by Jon E. Zufelt
    TA 713 C635 2017eb

    Selected papers from the 17th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering presented at the First Congress on Technical Advancement, held in Duluth, Minnesota, September 10-13, 2017. Sponsored by the Committee on Technical Advancement, Aerospace Engineering Division, Cold Regions Engineering Division, Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Energy Division, Infrastructure Resilience Division, Construction Institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, and the Duluth Section of ASCE.

    This collection contains 20 peer-reviewed papers on cold regions engineering.

    Topics include: material characteristics at low temperatures; ground freezing assessment; permafrost, ground ice, and sea ice; and pavement systems in cold regions.

    These papers will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in all areas of cold regions engineering.


  • Congress on Technical Advancement 2017 . papers from sessions of the first Congress on Technical Advancement : September 10-13, 2017, Duluth, Minnesota / sponsored by Committee on Technical Advancement [and ten others] ; edited by Jon E. Zufelt, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE
    TA 654.6 C68 2017eb

    Selected papers from the First Congress on Technical Advancement, held in Duluth, Minnesota, September 10-13, 2017. Sponsored by the Committee on Technical Advancement, Aerospace Engineering Division, Cold Regions Engineering Division, Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Energy Division, Infrastructure Resilience Division, Construction Institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, and the Duluth Section of ASCE.

    This collection contains 17 peer-reviewed papers on infrastructure resilience and energy engineering.

    Topics include: risk assessment techniques; lifeline systems resilience; and seismic hazards and post-earthquake restoration.

    These papers will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in all areas of infrastructure resilience.


  • Congress on Technical Advancement 2017. papers from sessions of the first Congress on Technical Advancement : September 10-13, 2017, Duluth, Minnesota / sponsored by Committee on Technical Advancement [and ten others] ; edited by Jon E. Zufelt
    TA 681 C76 2017eb

    Selected papers from the First Congress on Technical Advancement, held in Duluth, Minnesota, September 10-13, 2017. Sponsored by the Committee on Technical Advancement, Aerospace Engineering Division, Cold Regions Engineering Division, Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate, Energy Division, Infrastructure Resilience Division, Construction Institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, and the Duluth Section of ASCE.

    This collection contains 17 peer-reviewed papers on forensics and construction engineering.

    Topics include: construction material properties and evaluation; modeling construction projects; failure incident site documentation and assessment; and road and bridge failures.

    These papers will be of interest to practitioners and researchers working in all areas of construction and forensic engineering.


  • The Banquet : Dining in the Great Courts of Late Renaissance Europe / Ken Albala
    TX 737 A42 2007eb

  • Piercing the Horizon : The Making of a Twentieth-Century American Space Luminary / Sunny Tsiao
    TL 789.85 P35 T76 2018eb
    We all know the names: Grissom, Armstrong, Cernan--legends of the space age whose names resonate with people around the world and whose deeds need no introduction. We know less about the men who led the organization that planned and began the US exploration of space: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Thomas O. Paine grew up an ordinary boy in northern California during the Great Depression of the 1930s. He would go on to serve as NASA's third administrator, leading the space agency through the first historic missions that sent astronauts on voyages away from Earth. On his watch, seven Apollo flights orbited our planet and five reached our moon. From those missions came the first of twelve men to walk on the moon. Years later, in 1985, the Reagan administration would call on Paine again to chair the nation's first-ever National Commission on Space. The Paine Commission Report of 1986 challenged twenty-first-century America to "lead the exploration and development of the space frontier, advancing science, technology, and enterprise, and building institutions and systems that make accessible vast new resources and support human settlements beyond Earth orbit, from the highlands of the Moon to the plains of Mars."In Piercing the Horizon, Sunny Tsiao masterfully delivers new insights into the behind-the-scenes drama of the space race. Tsiao examines how Paine's days as a World War II submariner fighting in the Pacific shaped his vision for the future of humankind in space. The book tells how Paine honed his skills as a pioneering materials engineer at the fabled postwar General Electric Company in the 1950s, to his dealings inside the halls of NASA and with Johnson, Nixon, and later, the Reagan and Bush administrations.As robotic missions begin leaving the earth, Tsiao invites the reader to take another look at the plans that Paine articulated regarding how America could have had humans on Mars by the year 2000 as the first step to the exploration of deep space. Piercing the Horizon provides provocative context to current conversations on the case for reaching Mars, settling our solar system, and continuing the exploration of space.

  • Branch Line Empires : The Pennsylvania and the New York Central Railroads / Michael Bezilla
    TF 25 P4 B49 2017eb

    The Pennsylvania and the New York Central railroads helped to develop central Pennsylvania as the largest source of bituminous coal for the nation. By the late 19th century, the two lines were among America's largest businesses and would soon become legendary archrivals. The PRR first arrived in the 1860s. Within a few years, it was sourcing as much as four million tons of coal annually from Centre County and the Moshannon Valley and would continue do so for a quarter-century. The New York Central, through its Beech Creek Railroad affiliate, invaded the region in the 1880s, first seeking a dependable, long-term source of coal to fuel its locomotives but soon aggressively attempting to break its rival's lock on transporting the area's immense wealth of mineral and forest products.

    Beginning around 1900, the two companies transitioned from an era of growth and competition to a time when each tacitly recognized the other's domain and sought to achieve maximum operating efficiencies by adopting new technology such as air brakes, automatic couplers, all-steel cars, and diesel locomotives. Over the next few decades, each line began to face common problems in the form of competition from other forms of transportation and government regulation; in 1968 the two businesses merged.

    Branch Line Empires offers a thorough and captivating analysis of how a changing world turned competition into cooperation between two railroad industry titans.


  • A History of Cookbooks : From Kitchen to Page over Seven Centuries / Henry Notaker
    TX 723.5 A1 N68 2017eb
    A History of Cookbooks provides a sweeping literary and historical overview of the cookbook genre, exploring its development as a part of food culture beginning in the Late Middle Ages. Studying cookbooks from various Western cultures and languages, Henry Notaker traces the transformation of recipes from brief notes with ingredients into detailed recipes with a specific structure, grammar, and vocabulary. In addition, he reveals that cookbooks go far beyond offering recipes: they tell us a great deal about nutrition, morals, manners, history, and menus while often providing entertaining reflections and commentaries. This innovative book demonstrates that cookbooks represent an interesting and important branch of nonfiction literature.

  • The Best Gun in the World : George Woodward Morse and the South Carolina State Military Works / Robert S. Seigler
    TS 533.62 M67 S45 2017eb
    A year after seceding from the Union, South Carolina and the Confederate States government faced the daunting challenge of equipping soldiers with weapons, ammunition, and other military implements during the American Civil War. In The Best Gun in the World, Robert S. Seigler explains how South Carolina created its own armory and then enlisted the help of a weapons technology inventor to meet the demand. Seigler mined state and federal factory records, national and state archives, and U.S. patents for detailed information on weapons production, the salaries and status of free and enslaved employees, and other financial records to reveal an interesting, distinctive story of technological innovation and industrialization in South Carolina.George Woodward Morse, originally from New Hampshire, was a machinist and firearms innovator, who settled in Louisiana in the 1840s. He invented a reliable breechloading firearm in the mid-1850s to replace muzzleloaders that were ubiquitous throughout the world. Essential to the successful operation of any breechloader was its ammunition, and Morse perfected the first metallic, center-fire, pre-primed cartridge, his most notable contribution to the development of modern firearms.The U.S. War Department tested Morse rifles and cartridges prior to the beginning of the Civil War and contracted with the inventor to produce the weapons at Harpers Ferry Armory. However, when the war began, Morse, a slave-holding plantation owner, determined that he could sell more of his guns in the South. The South Carolina State Military Works originally designed to cast cannon, produced Morse's carbine and modified muskets, brass cartridges, cartridge boxes, and other military accoutrements. The armory ultimately produced only about 1,350 Morse firearms. For the next twenty years, Morse sought to regain his legacy as the inventor of the center-fire brass cartridges that are today standard ammunition for military and sporting firearms.

  • The Unreliable Nation : Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War / Edward Jones-Imhotep
    T 23 A1 J66 2017eb

    An examination of how technological failures defined nature and national identity in Cold War Canada.

    Throughout the modern period, nations defined themselves through the relationship between nature and machines. Many cast themselves as a triumph of technology over the forces of climate, geography, and environment. Some, however, crafted a powerful alternative identity: they defined themselves not through the triumph of machines over nature, but through technological failures and the distinctive natural orders that caused them. In The Unreliable Nation , Edward Jones-Imhotep examines one instance in this larger history: the Cold War-era project to extend reliable radio communications to the remote and strategically sensitive Canadian North. He argues that, particularly at moments when countries viewed themselves as marginal or threatened, the identity of the modern nation emerged as a scientifically articulated relationship between distinctive natural phenomena and the problematic behaviors of complex groups of machines.

    Drawing on previously unpublished archival documents and recently declassified materials , Jones-Imhotep shows how Canadian defense scientists elaborated a distinctive "Northern" natural order of violent ionospheric storms and auroral displays, and linked it to a "machinic order" of severe and widespread radio disruptions throughout the country. Tracking their efforts through scientific images, experimental satellites, clandestine maps, and machine architectures, he argues that these scientists naturalized Canada's technological vulnerabilities as part of a program to reimagine the postwar nation. The real and potential failures of machines came to define Canada, its hostile Northern nature, its cultural anxieties, and its geo-political vulnerabilities during the early Cold War. Jones-Imhotep's study illustrates the surprising role of technological failures in shaping contemporary understandings of both nature and nation.


  • Willy Ley : Prophet of the Space Age / Jared S. Buss
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    "Beautifully written. Reveals the vicissitudes of an extraordinarily interesting life."--Michael J. Neufeld, author of Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War "Willy Ley has been a mystery among spaceflight historians for many years. His role as science writer, advocate, and popularizer is known to many but understood by few. This book unpacks that story."--Roger D. Launius, associate director of collections and curatorial affairs, National Air and Space Museum"Ley lit the fire of interplanetary enthusiasm in the hearts of generations of young space cadets. Long overdue, this biography establishes the details and the ups and downs of his career."--Tom D. Crouch, author of Lighter Than Air: An Illustrated History of Balloons and Airships "Beyond recovering the fascinating and many contradictory aspects of Ley's extraordinary life, Buss has provided a valuable case study of the complex relationship between science popularization, mass media, and scientific advocacy in the twentieth century."--Asif A. Siddiqi, author of The Red Rockets' Glare: Spaceflight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957

    Willy Ley inspired young rocket scientists and would-be astronauts around the world to imagine a future of interplanetary travel long before space shuttles existed. This is the first biography of the science writer and rocketeer who predicted and boosted the rise of the Space Age.

    Born in Germany, Ley became involved in amateur rocketry until the field was taken over by the Nazis. He fled to America, where he forged a new life as a weapons expert and journalist during World War II and as a rocket researcher after the war. As America's foremost authority on rockets, missiles, and space travel, he authored books and scientific articles, while also regularly writing for science fiction pulp magazines and publishing what he termed romantic zoology--a blend of zoology, cryptozoology, history, and mythology. He even consulted for television's Tom Corbett, Space Cadet and the Disney program Man in Space , thrilling audiences with a romanticized view of what spaceflight would be like.

    Yet as astronauts took center stage and scientific intellectuals such as Wernher von Braun became influential during the space race, Ley lost his celebrity status. With an old-fashioned style of popular writing and eccentric perspectives influenced by romanticism and science fiction, he was ignored by younger historians. This book returns Willy Ley to his rightful place as the energizer of an era--a time when scientists and science popularizers mixed ranks and shared the spotlight so that our far-fetched, fantastic dreams could turn into the reality of tomorrow.

    Jared S. Buss is adjunct professor of history at Oklahoma City Community College.

  • Aluminum Upcycled : Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective / Carl A. Zimring
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    Besides being the right thing to do for Mother Earth, recycling can also make money--particularly when it comes to upcycling, a zero waste practice where discarded materials are fashioned into goods of greater economic or cultural value. In Upcycling Aluminum , Carl A. Zimring explores how the metal's abundance after World War II--coupled with the significant economic and environmental costs of smelting it from bauxite ore--led to the industrial production of valuable durable goods from salvaged aluminum.

    Beginning in 1886 with the discovery of how to mass produce aluminum, the book examines the essential part the metal played in early aviation and the world wars, as well as the troubling expansion of aluminum as a material of mass disposal. Recognizing that scrap aluminum was as good as virgin material and much more affordable than newly engineered metal, designers in the postwar era used aluminum to manufacture highly prized artifacts. Zimring takes us on a tour of post-1940s design, examining the use of aluminum in cars, trucks, airplanes, furniture, and musical instruments from 1945 to 2015.

    By viewing upcycling through the lens of one material, Zimring deepens our understanding of the history of recycling in industrial society. He also provides a historical perspective on contemporary sustainable design practices. Along the way, he challenges common assumptions about upcycling's merits and adds a new dimension to recycling as a form of environmental absolution for the waste-related sins of the modern world. Raising fascinating questions of consumption, environment, and desire, Upcycling Aluminum is for anyone interested in industrial and environmental history, discard studies, engineering, product design, music history, or antiques.


  • The Long Arm of Moore's Law : Microelectronics and American Science / Cyrus C.M. Mody
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    How, beginning in the mid 1960s, the US semiconductor industry helped shape changes in American science, including a new orientation to the short-term and the commercial.

    Since the mid 1960s, American science has undergone significant changes in the way it is organized, funded, and practiced. These changes include the decline of basic research by corporations; a new orientation toward the short-term and the commercial, with pressure on universities and government labs to participate in the market; and the promotion of interdisciplinarity. In this book, Cyrus Mody argues that the changes in American science that began in the 1960s co-evolved with and were shaped by the needs of the "civilianized" US semiconductor industry.

    In 1965, Gordon Moore declared that the most profitable number of circuit components that can be crammed on a single silicon chip doubles every year. Mody views "Moore's Law" less as prediction than as self-fulfilling prophecy, pointing to the enormous investments of capital, people, and institutions the semiconductor industry required--the "long arm" of Moore's Law that helped shape all of science.

    Mody offers a series of case studies in microelectronics that illustrate the reach of Moore's Law. He describes the pressures on Stanford University's electrical engineers during the Vietnam era, IBM's exploration of alternatives to semiconductor technology, the emergence of consortia to integrate research across disciplines and universities, and the interwoven development of the the molecular electronics community and associated academic institutions as the vision of a molecular computer informed the restructuring of research programs.


  • The President's Kitchen Cabinet : The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas / Adrian Miller
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  • The Flying Man : Hugo Junkers and the Dream of Aviation / Richard Byers
    TL 540 J8 B94 2016eb

  • The Age of Noise in Britain : Hearing Modernity / James G. Mansell
    TD 893.5 G7 M26 2016eb

  • The Imagined Empire : Balloon Enlightenments in Revolutionary Europe / Mi Gyung Kim
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  • Apollo Pilot : The Memoir of Astronaut Donn Eisele / Donn Eisele ; edited and with a foreword by Francis French ; afterword by Susie Eisele Black ; historical overview by Amy Shira Teitel
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    In October 1968 Donn Eisele flew with fellow astronauts Walt Cunningham and Wally Schirra into Earth orbit in Apollo 7 . The first manned mission in the Apollo program and the first manned flight after a fire during a launch pad test killed three astronauts in early 1967, Apollo 7 helped restart NASA's manned-spaceflight program.

    Known to many as a goofy, lighthearted prankster, Eisele worked his way from the U.S. Naval Academy to test pilot school and then into the select ranks of America's prestigious astronaut corps. He was originally on the crew of Apollo 1 before being replaced due to injury. After that crew died in a horrific fire, Eisele was on the crew selected to return Americans to space. Despite the success of Apollo 7 , Eisele never flew in space again, as divorce and a testy crew commander led to the three astronauts being labeled as troublemakers.

    Unbeknownst to everyone, after his retirement as a technical assistant for manned spaceflight at NASA's Langley Research Center in 1972, Eisele wrote in detail about his years in the air force and his time in the Apollo program. Long after his death, Francis French discovered Eisele's unpublished memoir, and Susie Eisele Black (Donn's widow) allowed French access to her late husband's NASA files and personal effects. Readers can now experience an Apollo story they assumed would never be written as well as the story behind its discovery.


  • Energy and Civilization : A History / Vaclav Smil
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    A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization.

    "I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History , he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans' ability to turn energy into heat, light, and motion have been a driving force behind our cultural and economic progress over the past 10,000 years.

    --Bill Gates, Gates Notes , Best Books of the Year



    Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows--ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity--for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization.



    Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts--from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.


  • Along the Valley Line : The History of the Connecticut Valley Railroad / Max R. Miller
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    The Connecticut Valley Railroad once carried both passengers and freight along the west bank of the Connecticut River between Hartford and Old Saybrook. Completed in 1871, today the railroad is known throughout New England for the nostalgic steam-powered excursion trains that run on a portion of the line between Essex and Chester. Until now the history of this popular tourist attraction has been the stuff of local lore and legend. This book, written by railroad historian and former vice president and director of Valley Railroad, Max R. Miller, provides the first comprehensive history of the Connecticut Valley Railroad through maps, ephemera, and archival photographs of the trains, bridges, and scenery surrounding the line. Offering tales of train wrecks, ghost sightings, booms and busts, Along the Valley Line will be treasured by railroad enthusiasts and historians alike.

  • Food in the American Gilded Age / edited by Helen Zoe Veit
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    Food was incredibly diverse in post-Civil War America. It was an era of gross income inequality, and differences in diet reflected the deep disparities between upper and lower classes, as well as the expansion of a flourishing middle class. In this book, excerpts from a wide range of Gilded Age sources--from period cookbooks to advice manuals to dietary studies--reveal how jarringly eating and cooking differed between classes and regions at a time when technology and industrialization were transforming what and how people ate. Most of all, they show how strongly the fabled glitz of wealthy Americans in the Gilded Age contrasted with the lives of most Americans. Featuring a variety of sources as well as accessible essays putting those sources into context, this book provides a remarkable portrait of food in a singular era in American history, giving a glimpse into the kinds of meals eaten everywhere from high society banquets to the meanest tenements and sharecropping cabins.


  • Entanglements : Conversations on the Human Traces of Science, Technology, and Sound / Simone Tosoni and Trevor Pinch
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    Conversations with a founder of the influential Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) approach in science and technology studies offer an introduction to the field.

    Science and technology studies (STS) is a relatively young but influential field. Scholars from disciplines as diverse as urban studies, mobility studies, media studies, and body culture studies are engaging in a systematic dialogue with STS, seeking to enrich their own investigations. Within STS, the Social Construction of Technology (SCOT) theory has proved to be one of the most influential in its neighboring fields. Yet the literature has grown so large so quickly, it is difficult to get an overview of SCOT. In this book, conversations with Trevor Pinch, a founder of SCOT, offer an introduction and genealogy for the field.

    Pinch was there at the creation--as coauthor of the groundbreaking 1984 article that launched SCOT--and has remained active through subsequent developments. Engaging and conversational, Pinch charts SCOT's important milestones. The book describes how Pinch and Wiebe Bijker adapted the "empirical program of relativism," developed by the Bath School to study the social construction of scientific facts , to apply to the social construction of artifacts . Entanglements addresses five issues in depth: relevant social groups, and SCOT's focus on groups of users; the intertwining of social representation and practices; the importance of tacit knowledge in SCOT's approach to the nonrepresentational; the controversy over nonhuman agency; and the political implications of SCOT.


  • Coastal structures and solutions to coastal disasters 2015. proceedings of the Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference 2015 : September 9-11, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts / sponsored by Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Louise Wallendorf, P.E., Daniel T. Cox, Ph.D
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    Papers from the Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters Joint Conference 2015, held in Boston, Massachusetts, September 9-11, 2015. Sponsored by the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE.

    This collection contains 94 peer-reviewed papers on coastal structures and coastal disasters. Topics include: natural and nature-based designs for coastal defense; wave run up and overtopping; wave loads on coastal structures; tsunamis; wave-soil-structure interaction; armor stability; urban shorelines and coastal structures; coastal risk and resilience; sea level rise and climate change; advances in coastal modeling; case studies; performance-based design of coastal infrastructure; field measurements and forensic studies; hurricanes and coastal storms; social and behavioral aspects of coastal disasters; coastal hazards mapping; coastal erosion and shoreline change; and vulnerability assessment and loss estimation.

    This proceedings is a companion to Coastal Structures and Solutions to Coastal Disasters 2015: Tsunamis and will be valuable to engineers, managers, planners, scientists, geologists, economists, oceanographers, and meteorologists working to reduce future impacts of coastal hazards.


  • Grouting 2017. selected papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, July 9-12, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii / sponsored by International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG), Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Donald A. Bruce, Ph.D., C.Eng., D. GE, Chadi S. El Mohtar, Ph.D., Michael J. Byle, P.E., D.GE, Paolo Gazzarrini, P.Eng., Lawrence F. Johnsen, P.E., D.GE, Thomas D. Richards Jr., P.E., D.GE
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    Papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, the Fifth International Conference on Grouting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9-12, 2017. Sponsored by the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG) and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 35 peer-reviewed papers on practical experiences with drilling and grouting.

    Topics include: grouting in dams, foundations, and tunnels; grouting in extreme environments and with special materials; grouting techniques as part of site development; and grouting to remediate problems.

    GSP 287 will be useful to geotechnical practitioners, construction supervisors, researchers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of grouting and deep mixing programs.


  • Jeannette Klute : A Photographic Pioneer / [text by] Therese Mulligan
    TR 721 J43 2017eb

  • GMOs, Consumerism and the Global Politics of Biotechnology : Rethinking Food, Bodies and Identities in Africa's 21st Century / edited by Munyaradzi Mawere and Artwell Nhemachena
    TP 248.65 F66 G466 2017eb

  • Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice : From Loncheras to Lobsta Love / edited by Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel
    TX 360 U6 F6844 2017eb

    Aspects of the urban food truck phenomenon, including community economic development, regulatory issues, and clashes between ethnic authenticity and local sustainability.

    The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor serving lobster rolls. Customers range from gastro-tourists to construction workers, all eager for food that is delicious, authentic, and relatively inexpensive. Although some cities that host food trucks encourage their proliferation, others throw up regulatory roadblocks. This book examines the food truck phenomenon in North American cities from Los Angeles to Montreal, taking a novel perspective: social justice. It considers the motivating factors behind a city's promotion or restriction of mobile food vending, and how these motivations might connect to or impede broad goals of social justice.

    The contributors investigate the discriminatory implementation of rules, with gentrified hipsters often receiving preferential treatment over traditional immigrants; food trucks as part of community economic development; and food trucks' role in cultural identity formation. They describe, among other things, mobile food vending in Portland, Oregon, where relaxed permitting encourages street food; the criminalization of food trucks by Los Angeles and New York City health codes; food as cultural currency in Montreal; social and spatial bifurcation of food trucks in Chicago and Durham, North Carolina; and food trucks as a part of Vancouver, Canada's, self-branding as the "Greenest City."

    Contributors

    Julian Agyeman, Sean Basinski, Jennifer Clark, Ana Croegaert, Kathleen Dunn, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Emma French, Matthew Gebhardt, Phoebe Godfrey, Amy Hanser, Robert Lemon, Nina Martin, Caitlin Matthews, Nathan McClintock, Alfonso Morales, Alan Nash, Katherine Alexandra Newman, Lenore Lauri Newman, Alex Novie, Matthew Shapiro, Hannah Sobel, Mark Vallianatos, Ginette Wessel, Edward Whittall, Mackenzie Wood


  • Photography and American Coloniality : Eliot Elisofon in Africa, 1942–1972 / Raoul J. Granqvist
    TR 140 E4 G73 2017eb
    This book is the first to question both why and how the colonialist mythologies represented by the work of photographer Eliot Elisofon persist. It documents and discusses a heterogeneous practice of American coloniality of power as it explores Elisofon's career as war photographer-correspondent and staff photographer for LIFE , filmmaker, author, artist, and collector of "primitive art" and sculpture. It focuses on three areas: Elisofon's narcissism, voyeurism, and sexism; his involvement in the homogenizing of Western social orders and colonial legacies; and his enthused mission of "sending home" a mass of still-life photographs, annexed African artifacts, and assumed vintage knowledge. The book does not challenge his artistic merit or his fascinating personality; what it does question is his production and imagining of "difference." As the text travels from World War II to colonialism, postcolonialism, and the Cold War, from Casablanca to Leopoldville (Kinshasa), it proves to be a necessarily strenuous and provocative trip.

  • Untapped : Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Craft Beer / edited by Nathaniel G. Chapman, J. Slade Lellock, and Cameron D. Lippard
    TP 577 U584 2017eb

  • Grouting 2017. selected papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, July 9-12, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii / sponsored by International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG), Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Michael J. Byle, P.E., D. GE, Lawrence F. Johnsen, P.E., D. GE, Donald A. Bruce, Ph. D., C. Eng., D. GE, Chadi S. El Mohtar, Ph. D., Paolo Gazzarrini, P. Eng., Thomas D. Richards Jr., P.E., D. GE
    TA 755 I582 2017beb

    Papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, the Fifth International Conference on Grouting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9-12, 2017. Sponsored by the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG) and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 39 peer-reviewed papers on design, assessment, construction, verification, and quality assurance in laboratory and field studies.

    Topics include: design and assessment in grouting; verification, quality assurance, and control; development of bio-based grouting; and best practices for challenging conditions and extreme temperatures.

    GSP 288 will be useful to geotechnical practitioners, construction supervisors, researchers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of grouting and deep mixing programs.


  • The Kinetoscope : A British History / Richard Brown and Barry Anthony ; with an additional chapter by Michael Harvey ; foreword by Charles Musser
    TR 885 B765 2017eb

    The 100th anniversary of cinema was marked throughout the world in 1995/6. Amongst the widespread celebrations it was largely overlooked that genuine motion pictures had been commercially shown 101 years earlier, and that the origins of the film industry lay in a peepshow device rather than the more familiar movie projector. Introduced in New York in April 1894 and in Paris and London later in the same year, Thomas Edison's electrically-driven Kinetoscope was the first practical method of film exhibition. Around a thousand of these state-of-the art machines were manufactured, featuring the first brief fiction films and the earliest newsreels. Techniques such as the close-up and stop-editing were introduced and the 35mm film employed became a universal standard. Edison was able to influence the development of the device in the United States, but he soon lost control of the British and European markets. Spearheaded by two entrepreneurial Greek merchants, George Georgiades and George Tragides, a large and often colorful group of showmen began to exploit the new invention. With Edison neglecting to obtain European patents, his agents fought a losing battle to stem an influx of 'bogus' Kinetoscopes onto the market. Leading the construction of replica Kinetoscopes was a young and ambitious electrical engineer who was to become central to the development of world cinema. In his business arrangements with the Greeks Robert William Paul operated close to the limits of legality, a risk-taking attitude that also led him to enter into a partnership with the notorious fraudster and self-publicist 'Viscount' Hinton. The rush to exploit the Kinetoscope faltered when Edison refused to supply films for pirate machines, but regained momentum when Paul and the American Birt Acres constructed their own camera, shooting the first British movies in March/April 1895. The turbulent and often unlikely events of 1894-5 were a crucial prelude to the birth of British cinema.

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  • My Life in Focus : A Photographer's Journey with Elizabeth Taylor and the Hollywood Jet Set / Gianni Bozzacchi with Joey Tayler
    TR 140 B67 A3 2017eb

    When Gianni Bozzacchi accepted an assignment as a photographer on the set of The Comedians (1967), he didn't know that his life was about to change forever. His ability to capture the beauty of candid moments drew the attention of the film's star, Elizabeth Taylor, and prompted her to hire him as her personal photographer. Not only did he go on to enjoy a jet-set life as her friend and confidant -- preserving unguarded moments between the violet-eyed beauty and Richard Burton as they traveled the world -- but Bozzacchi also became an internationally renowned photographer and shot some of the biggest celebrities of the 1960s and 1970s.

    In My Life in Focus , Bozzacchi traces his journey from humble beginnings to the sphere of the rich and famous. As a child, he cultivated his skills by working with his father -- a photographer for the Italian government. Following in his parent's footsteps was not something Bozzacchi had foreseen for his future; but his passion for taking pictures and his ability to put his subjects at ease enabled him to capture stunning images of some of the greatest stars of the twentieth century, including Audrey Hepburn, Steve McQueen, Raquel Welch, Mia Farrow, Clint Eastwood, and the royal family of Monaco.

    Beautifully illustrated with many of the photographer's most iconic images, this lively memoir reveals private moments in the Taylor-Burton love story and provides an invaluable behind-the-scenes look at the business of filmmaking and the perils of celebrity.


  • Making Believe : Screen Performance and Special Effects in Popular Cinema / Lisa Bode
    TR 858 B63 2017eb
    In the past twenty years, we have seen the rise of digital effects cinema in which the human performer is entangled with animation, collaged with other performers, or inserted into perilous or fantastic situations and scenery. Making Believe sheds new light on these developments by historicizing screen performance within the context of visual and special effects cinema and technological change in Hollywood filmmaking, through the silent, early sound, and current digital eras.

    Making Believe incorporates North American film reviews and editorials, actor and crew interviews, trade and fan magazine commentary, actor training manuals, and film production publicity materials to discuss the shifts in screen acting practice and philosophy around transfiguring makeup, doubles, motion capture, and acting to absent places or characters. Along the way it considers how performers and visual and special effects crew work together, and struggle with the industry, critics, and each other to define the aesthetic value of their work, in an industrial system of technological reproduction. Bode opens our eyes to the performing illusions we love and the tensions we experience in wanting to believe in spite of our knowledge that it is all make believe in the end.

  • Grouting 2017. selected papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, July 9-12, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii / sponsored by International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG), Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Paolo Gazzarrini, P. Eng., Thomas D. Richards Jr., P.E., D. GE, Donald A. Bruce, Ph. D., C. Eng., D. GE, Michael J. Byle, P.E., D. GE, Chadi S. El Mohtar, Ph. D., Lawrence F. Johnsen, P.E., D. GE
    TA 755 I582 2017ceb

    Papers from sessions of Grouting 2017, the Fifth International Conference on Grouting, held in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 9-12, 2017. Sponsored by the International Conference Organization for Grouting (ICOG) and the Geo-Institute of ASCE.

    This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 54 peer-reviewed papers on deep mixing, jet grouting, and diaphragm walls.

    Topics include: control, verification, and innovation; research and innovations; and case histories on dam cut-offs, excavation support, soil improvement, and tunneling.

    GSP 289 will be useful to geotechnical practitioners, construction supervisors, researchers, and others involved in the planning and implementation of grouting and deep mixing programs.


  • Folk Masters : A Portrait of America / photographs by Tom Pich ; text by Barry Bergey
    TR 681 A7P53 2017eb

    Discover one hundred of the greatest folk artists practicing in the United States in Folk Masters: A Portrait of America. Over the past 25 years, photographer Tom Pich has traveled the country to the homes and studios of recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor given to folk and traditional artists in the US. His portraits give us a glimpse into their art, their process, and their culture. While each image tells a story on its own, Barry Bergey, former Director of Folk and Traditional Arts at the National Endowment for the Arts, provides further insight into the lives of each featured artist as well as the remarkable stories behind each photograph. Folk Masters honors again the extraordinary women and men who simultaneously take the traditional arts to new heights while ensuring their continuation from generation to generation.


  • The Final Mission : Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites / Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O'Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson
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    "Explore[s] the archaeological perspective of preserving sites related to the Project Apollo and moon missions. . . . thoroughly covers the details of the lunar missions and describes how many key landmarks, such as launch pads and other facilities, may no longer exist because of damage and neglect."-- Choice "An excellent overview of artifacts and sites in both terrestrial and extra-terrestrial environments."--P. J. Capelotti, author of The Human Archaeology of Space "Artfully blends archaeology and historic preservation into a history of the Cold War space race. A compelling argument for preserving America's twentieth-century space heritage."--Todd A. Hanson, author of The Archaeology of the Cold War

    The world will always remember Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin for their first steps on the moon, yet few today hold in respect the sites that made these and other astronauts' journeys possible. Across the American landscape and on the lunar surface, many facilities and landing sites linked to the Apollo program remain unprotected. Some have already crumbled to ruins--silent and abandoned. The Final Mission explores these key locations, reframes the footprints and items left on the moon as cultural resources, and calls for the urgent preservation of this space heritage.

    Beginning with the initiation of the space race, the authors trace the history of research, training, and manufacturing centers that contributed to lunar exploration. From the early rocket test stands of Robert H. Goddard, to astronaut instruction at Meteor Crater, to human and primate experiments at Holloman Air Force Base, innumerable places proved critical to developing the equipment for exploring space, surviving the journey, and returning to Earth safely. Despite their significance to the history of human spaceflight, many landmarks face the threat of damage or destruction. Most alarming is that the rapid advancement of technology renders stations obsolete long before they are deemed worthy of preservation. Moreover, the lack of precedence for protecting off-planet artifacts poses a unique challenge for space archaeology. While NASA's 2011 recommendations for spacefarers suggest avoiding close proximity to this cultural landscape, the authors advocate stronger routes of preservation and present models for safeguarding space history--both on Earth's surface and beyond.

    Lisa Westwood is director of cultural resources at ECORP Consulting, Inc., and a professional archaeologist. Beth Laura O'Leary , professor emerita of anthropology at New Mexico State University, is coeditor of Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology, and Heritage . Milford Wayne Donaldson is president of the firm Architect Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA. He is chairman of the national Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the former state historic preservation officer for the state of California.

  • Concise introduction to cement chemistry and manufacturing / Tadele Assefa Aragaw
    TP 881 A722 2018eb

    This book is designed to be used in an introductory sophomore-level undergraduate course in chemical engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, chemistry, and/or industrial chemistry. Senior-level students in resource development, soil science, and geology might also find this book useful. In addition, it is our hope that even advanced mathematics-oriented high school seniors might find the material easy to master as well.

    This book emphasizes concepts, definitions, chemical equations, and descriptions with which some chemical science professionals struggle. It stresses the importance of maintaining uniformly high standards in pure chemical science and manufacturing technology while still keeping in mind that procedures that might seem strange also yield results that prove effective.


  • Mechanics of materials laboratory course / Ghatu Subhash and Shannon Ridgeway
    TA 407.6 S826 2018eb

    This book is designed to provide lecture notes (theory) and experimental design of major concepts typically taught in most Mechanics of Materials courses in a sophomore- or junior-level Mechanical or Civil Engineering curriculum. Several essential concepts that engineers encounter in practice, such as statistical data treatment, uncertainty analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations, are incorporated into the experiments where applicable, and will become integral to each laboratory assignment. Use of common strain (stress) measurement techniques, such as strain gages, are emphasized. Application of basic electrical circuits, such as Wheatstone bridge for strain measurement, and use of load cells, accelerometers, etc., are employed in experiments. Stress analysis under commonly applied loads such as axial loading (compression and tension), shear loading, flexural loading (cantilever and four-point bending), impact loading, adhesive strength, creep, etc., are covered. LabVIEW software with relevant data acquisition (DAQ) system is used for all experiments. Two final projects each spanning 2‒3 weeks are included: (i) flexural loading with stress intensity factor determination and (ii) dynamic stress wave propagation in a slender rod and determination of the stress‒strain curves at high strain rates.

    The book provides theoretical concepts that are pertinent to each laboratory experiment and prelab assignment that a student should complete to prepare for the laboratory. Instructions for securing off-the-shelf components to design each experiment and their assembly (with figures) are provided. Calibration procedure is emphasized whenever students assemble components or design experiments. Detailed instructions for conducting experiments and table format for data gathering are provided. Each lab assignment has a set of questions to be answered upon completion of experiment and data analysis. Lecture notes provide detailed instructions on how to use LabVIEW software for data gathering during the experiment and conduct data analysis.


  • Solving practical engineering mechanics problems : kinematics / Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov
    TA 350.7 B257 2018eb

    Engineering Mechanics is one of the fundamental branches of science which is important in the education of professional engineers of any major. Most of the basic engineering courses, such as mechanics of materials, fluid and gas mechanics, machine design, mechatronics, acoustics, vibrations, etc. are based on Engineering Mechanics course. In order to absorb the materials of Engineering Mechanics, it is not enough to consume just theoretical laws and theorems--student also must develop an ability to solve practical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to solve many problems independently. This book is a part of a four-book series designed to supplement the Engineering Mechanics courses in the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of mechanics: Statics, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Advanced Kinetics. Each book contains 6-8 topics on its specific branch and each topic features 30 problems to be assigned as homework, tests, and/or midterm/final exams with the consent of the instructor. A solution of one similar sample problem from each topic is provided.

    This second book in the series contains six topics of Kinematics, the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of motion of both particle and rigid bodies without reference to the cause of the motion. This book targets undergraduate students at the sophomore/junior level majoring in science and engineering.


  • Concise introduction to cement chemistry and manufacturing / Tadele Assefa Aragaw
    TP 881 A722 2018eb

    This book is designed to be used in an introductory sophomore-level undergraduate course in chemical engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, chemistry, and/or industrial chemistry. Senior-level students in resource development, soil science, and geology might also find this book useful. In addition, it is our hope that even advanced mathematics-oriented high school seniors might find the material easy to master as well.

    This book emphasizes concepts, definitions, chemical equations, and descriptions with which some chemical science professionals struggle. It stresses the importance of maintaining uniformly high standards in pure chemical science and manufacturing technology while still keeping in mind that procedures that might seem strange also yield results that prove effective.


  • Mechanics of materials laboratory course / Ghatu Subhash and Shannon Ridgeway
    TA 407.6 S826 2018eb

    This book is designed to provide lecture notes (theory) and experimental design of major concepts typically taught in most Mechanics of Materials courses in a sophomore- or junior-level Mechanical or Civil Engineering curriculum. Several essential concepts that engineers encounter in practice, such as statistical data treatment, uncertainty analysis, and Monte Carlo simulations, are incorporated into the experiments where applicable, and will become integral to each laboratory assignment. Use of common strain (stress) measurement techniques, such as strain gages, are emphasized. Application of basic electrical circuits, such as Wheatstone bridge for strain measurement, and use of load cells, accelerometers, etc., are employed in experiments. Stress analysis under commonly applied loads such as axial loading (compression and tension), shear loading, flexural loading (cantilever and four-point bending), impact loading, adhesive strength, creep, etc., are covered. LabVIEW software with relevant data acquisition (DAQ) system is used for all experiments. Two final projects each spanning 2‒3 weeks are included: (i) flexural loading with stress intensity factor determination and (ii) dynamic stress wave propagation in a slender rod and determination of the stress‒strain curves at high strain rates.

    The book provides theoretical concepts that are pertinent to each laboratory experiment and prelab assignment that a student should complete to prepare for the laboratory. Instructions for securing off-the-shelf components to design each experiment and their assembly (with figures) are provided. Calibration procedure is emphasized whenever students assemble components or design experiments. Detailed instructions for conducting experiments and table format for data gathering are provided. Each lab assignment has a set of questions to be answered upon completion of experiment and data analysis. Lecture notes provide detailed instructions on how to use LabVIEW software for data gathering during the experiment and conduct data analysis.


  • Solving practical engineering mechanics problems : kinematics / Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov
    TA 350.7 B257 2018eb

    Engineering Mechanics is one of the fundamental branches of science which is important in the education of professional engineers of any major. Most of the basic engineering courses, such as mechanics of materials, fluid and gas mechanics, machine design, mechatronics, acoustics, vibrations, etc. are based on Engineering Mechanics course. In order to absorb the materials of Engineering Mechanics, it is not enough to consume just theoretical laws and theorems--student also must develop an ability to solve practical problems. Therefore, it is necessary to solve many problems independently. This book is a part of a four-book series designed to supplement the Engineering Mechanics courses in the principles required to solve practical engineering problems in the following branches of mechanics: Statics, Kinematics, Dynamics, and Advanced Kinetics. Each book contains 6-8 topics on its specific branch and each topic features 30 problems to be assigned as homework, tests, and/or midterm/final exams with the consent of the instructor. A solution of one similar sample problem from each topic is provided.

    This second book in the series contains six topics of Kinematics, the branch of mechanics that is concerned with the analysis of motion of both particle and rigid bodies without reference to the cause of the motion. This book targets undergraduate students at the sophomore/junior level majoring in science and engineering.


  • Metal Cutting Theory New Perspectives and New Approaches / by Hanmin Shi
    TJ241

  • Information technology for management : ongoing research and development : 15th Conference, AITM 2017 and 12th Conference, ISM 2017, held as a part of FedCSIS Prague, Czech Republic, September 3-6, 2017, extended selected papers / Ewa Ziemba (ed.)
    T58.5

  • Conducting polymers, fundamentals and applications : including carbon nanotubes and graphene / Prasanna Chandrasekhar
    TK7871.15.P6

  • Modeling discrete-event systems with GPenSIM : an introduction / Reggie Davidrajuh
    T57.62

  • Dynamic games for network security / Xiaofan He, Huaiyu Dai
    TK5105.59

  • Modelling of conductor vibrations : assessment of the technology / Giorgio Diana, editor
    TK3231 .M63 2018eb

  • Advances in hydroinformatics SimHydro 2017 -- choosing the right model in applied hydraulics / Philippe Gourbesville, Jean Cunge, Guy Caignaert, editors
    TC163 .S56 2017eb

  • Advances in mechanics of microstructured media and structures
    TA418.9.C6

  • Renewable Energy Sources: Engineering, Technology, Innovation ICORES 2017 / edited by Krzysztof Mudryk, Sebastian Werle
    TJ807

  • Swarm Robotics: A Formal Approach by Heiko Hamann
    TK1

  • Practical Aspects of Chemical Engineering Selected Contributions from PAIC 2017 / edited by Marek Ochowiak, Szymon Woziwodzki, Michał Doligalski, Piotr Tomasz Mitkowski
    TP155

  • CFD Techniques and Thermo-Mechanics Applications edited by Zied Driss, Brahim Necib, Hao-Chun Zhang
    TJ265

  • Space Information Networks Second International Conference, SINC 2017, Yinchuan, China, August 10-11, 2017, Revised Selected Papers / edited by Quan Yu
    TK5105.5

  • Low Earth Orbit Satellite Design by George Sebestyen, Steve Fujikawa, Nicholas Galassi, Alex Chuchra
    TL787

  • Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology / edited by Ashwani Kumar, Shinjiro Ogita, Yuan-Yeu Yau
    TJ807
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