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Grumman X-29: Expanding Aerodynamic Stability (The X-Plane Series Book 3) - John T. Bosworth, Jeffrey E. Bauer, Robert Clarke, John J. Burken, Jonathon Clarke
The Grumman X-29 was an experimental aircraft that tested a forward-swept wing, canard control surfaces, and other novel aircraft technologies. The aerodynamic instability of this arrangement increased agility but required the use of computerized fly-by-wire control. Composite materials were used to control the aeroelastic divergent twisting experienced by forward-swept wings, also reducing the weight. Developed by Grumman, the X-29 first flew in 1984; two X-29s were flight tested over the next
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Gene Cloning: Principles and Applications - Julia Lodge, Peter Lund
The ability to successfully clone genes underlies the majority of our knowledge in molecular and cellular biology. Gene Cloning introduces the diverse array of techniques available to clone genes and how they can be used effectively both in the research laboratory, to gain knowledge about the gene, and for use in biotechnology, medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, and agriculture. It shows how cloning genes is an integral part of genomics and underlines its relevance in the post-genomic age,
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Blue Bloods - Melissa de la Cruz
When the Mayflower set sail in 1620, it carried on board the men and women who would shape America: Miles Standish; John Alden; Constance Hopkins. But some among the Pilgrims were not pure of heart; they were not escaping religious persecution. Indeed, they were not even human. They were vampires.The vampires assimilated quickly into the New World. Rising to levels of enormous power, wealth, and influence, they were the celebrated blue bloods of American society. The Blue Bloods vowed that
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Martini's Atlas Of The Human Body - Frederic H. Martini, William C. Ober
This companion atlas, which includes gross anatomy photos (surface anatomy and cadaver), a Scanning Atlas, and embryology summaries, has been expanded and moved out of the Applications Manual into a flexible, spiral-bound atlas. Like the Applications Manual, this new 128-page Atlas is packaged free with every new copy of the text and is referenced at appropriate points in the text. The Atlas, which includes more than new 60 anatomical photos by award-winning biomedical photographer Ralph
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Physics for Game Programmers - Grant Palmer
"Physics for Game Programmers" shows you how to infuse compelling and realistic action into game programming even if you dont have a college-level physics background! Author Grant Palmer covers basic physics and mathematical models and then shows how to implement them, to simulate motion and behavior of cars, planes, projectiles, rockets, and boats. This book is neither code heavy nor language specific, and all chapters include unique, challenging exercises for you to solve. This unique book
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Null Models In Ecology - Nicholas J. Gotelli
The first detailed overview of the subject, Null Models in Ecology explains the conceptual and mathematical bases of various null models, addressing as well the significant areas of research to which null model analysis has been applied -- niche overlap, community assembly, the species area relationship, and food web structure.
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Sweeping Forward: Developing & Flight Testing the Grumman X-29A Forward Swept Wing Research Aircraft - NASA
Aircraft design, more than many other disciplines, exemplifies the phrase “form follows function.” The laws of physics demand it. Aeronautical designers have always reached forward, stretching capabilities as far as the constraints of gravity and the limits of materials would allow their genius to probe. The emerging computer flight control and composite structures revolutions of the 1970s promised designers access to a hitherto impossible dream: a forward sweptwing (FSW) fighter with enhanced
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Maneater: And Other True Stories of a Life in Infectious Diseases - Pamela Nagami, F. González-Crussí
Most of us think nothing of that salad for lunch, that insect bite, that swim in the sea; yet these all bring human beings into contact with dangerous, even deadly microorganisms. In Maneater, Nagami discusses the shocking and amazing cases of bacterial and viral infections she has encountered in her career as an infectious disease specialist. Through personal accounts, she reveals the facts about some of the deadliest diseases: the warning signs, treatments, and most compellingly, what it
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How to Kill a Rock Star - Tiffanie DeBartolo
Written in her wonderfully honest, edgy, passionate and often hilarious voice, Tiffanie DeBartolo tells the story of Eliza Caelum, a young music journalist, and Paul Hudson, a talented songwriter and lead singer of the band Bananafish. Eliza's reverence for rock is equaled only by Paul's, and the two fall wildly in love. When Bananafish is signed by a big corporate label, and Paul is on his way to becoming a major rock star, Eliza must make a heartbreaking decision that leads to Paul's sudden