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  • Inviting Disaster

    Lessons From the Edge of Technology

    by James R Chiles

    Combining captivating storytelling with eye-opening findings, Inviting Disaster delves inside some of history's worst catastrophes in order to show how increasingly "smart" systems leave us wide open to human tragedy.Weaving a dramatic narrative that explains how breakdowns in these systems result in such disasters as the chain reaction crash of the Air France Concorde to the meltdown at the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • 507 Mechanical Movements

    Mechanisms and Devices

    by Henry T. Brown

    Epicyclic trains, oblique rollers, trip hammers, and lazy-tongs are among the ingenious mechanisms defined and illustrated in this intriguing collection. Spanning the first century of the Industrial Revolution, this 1868 compilation features simplified, concise illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics, steam engines, pneumatics, presses, horologes, and scores of other machines.The ... Read more

    $13.75 AUD

  • Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives

    Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam

    by Ken Issitt and 1 more

    Remembering the romance of a bygone era, with all the dirt, grime and risks the job entailed! Fast train fireman Ken Issitt worked on the footplate from the late 1940s to 1960, experiencing firing some of the greatest locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to Coltimore and Blink Bonney. The work was hard and conditions were tough but little did Ken know at the time that he was experiencing the last ... Read more

    $8.46 AUD

  • Clock Makers and Clock Manufacture in the North East of England - Celebrated Clock Manufacturers from the Golden Age of Northern Horology

    by Anon

    This vintage text contains a comprehensive guide to the clock makers and clock manufacture in the north east of England, being a discussion of celebrated clock manufacture from the golden age of northern horology. Containing a wealth of interesting historical information and a plethora of detailed illustrations, this volume will appeal to those with a keen interest in the history and development ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • The Art of Watch Repair - Including Descriptions of the Watch Movement, Parts of the Watch, and Common Stoppages of Wrist Watches

    by Anon

    This vintage text contains a detailed guide to watch repair, with descriptions of the watch movement, parts of the watch, and common stoppages of wrist watches. The aim of this text is to describe as clearly as possible how the watch works and how to repair and keep it in order. Complete with step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations, this volume is ideal for anyone with an interest in ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • The Tools and Materials of the Watchmaker - A Guide to the Amateur Watchmaker's Toolkit - Including How to make your own Tools

    by Anon

    This antiquarian book contains a short treatise on the tools and materials of the watchmaker, being an accessible guide to the constituents of the amateur watchmaker's toolkit complete with information on how to make your own tools. Written in simple, understandable language and full of useful information and handy tips, this guide is ideal for the novice watchmaker, and would make for a great ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Steam Engines Explained

    by Stan Yorke

    In this book, Stan Yorke explains the history of the steam engine and the enormous variety of uses to which it was put. There are over 50 photographs, plus detailed diagrams. Steam engines with their hissing pistons, revolving wheels and smell of oil and coal smoke have an irresistible attraction for many of us. The realisation that steam could be used to power machinery became one of the great ... Read more

    $9.34 AUD

  • A Beginner's Guide to the Mechanics of Wrist and Pocket Watches - Including the History of Their Development and Some Famous Watch Makers

    by Anon

    This antiquarian volume contains a beginner's guide to watches, being an accessible and simplified description of the mechanics of wrist and pocket watches together with information on the history of their development. Written in clear, plain language and full of useful hints and clear explanations, this text is ideal for those with an interest in the workings of timepieces but who have little ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Steam Age Machines

    by R. R. Green

    "Steam Age Machines" contains descriptions and 110 fine etchings and drawings of late 1800's industrial machines and steam engines. The beautifully detailed etchings are of framing quality and show the highest point of the technology. The pre-OSCHA machines reveal the innermost workings of the gears, flywheels and structure before safety regulations hide them from view. This book also gives a ... Read more

    $5.74 AUD

  • Safety Manual

    Pump Safe Australia

    by Concrete Pumping Association of Australia

    The Concrete Pumping Association of Australia has produced a quick reference guide Safety Manual that has been designed as a guide for the prevention of accidents. The Manual includes safety information for driving, operating and maintaining concrete pumps and related equipment. The book will fit into a normal size glove box and may be used as a guide for training and induction. ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Beautiful Antique Clocks from Around the World - Descriptions, Stories, and the History of These Beautiful Clocks

    by Anon

    This vintage book comprises a guide to some of the world's most beautiful antique clocks, complete with detailed descriptions, interesting stories, and comments on the history of these wonderful pieces. An interesting and informative guide, this book will appeal to those with a keen interest in historical clocks of note, and it is a book not to be missed by the discerning collector. The chapters ... Read more

    $12.53 AUD

  • Practical Watch Repairing

    by Donald De Carle

    This vintage text contains a comprehensive and practical guide to watch repair, with information on simple and complex repairs, cleaning, general maintenance, and much more besides. Written in clear, plain language and full of step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams, this text is ideal for those with little previous knowledge, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collections. The ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Fred Dibnah's Age Of Steam

    by David Hall and 1 more

    Britains favourite steeplejack and industrial enthusiastic, the late Fred Dibnah, takes us back to the 18th century when the invention of the steam engine gave an enormous impetus to the development of machinery of all types. He reveals how the steam engine provided the first practical means of generating power from heat to augment the old sources of power (from muscle, wind and water) and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Power Electronic Converters Modeling and Control

    with Case Studies

    by Seddik Bacha and 2 more

    series Advanced Textbooks in Control and Signal Processing
    Modern power electronic converters are involved in a very broad spectrum of applications: switched-mode power supplies, electrical-machine-motion-control, active power filters, distributed power generation, flexible AC transmission systems, renewable energy conversion systems and vehicular technology, among them.Power Electronics Converters Modeling and Control teaches the reader how to analyze ... Read more

    $116.15 AUD

  • Maschinenbau

    Ein Lehrbuch für das ganze Bachelor-Studium

    by Werner Skolaut

    „Alles aus einer Hand“ Dieses vierfarbige Lehrbuch bietet in einem Band ein lebendiges Bild des gesamten Maschinenbaus. Studierende finden das im Bachelor-Studium behandelte Wissen ausführlich und anhand vieler Beispiele erklärt.Im Mittelpunkt steht das Verständnis der Zusammenhänge zwischen den Fachgebieten.Herausragende Merkmale sind:- Alle Grundlagenfächer in einem Band- Vierfarbiges Layout mit ... Read more

    $67.53 AUD

  • CNC Programming Tutorials: Examples G & M Codes

    Guide to CNC Programming by G code & M code Examples

    by Thanh Tran and 2 more

    CNC Programming TutorialsExamples G & M Codes***Guide to CNC Programming by G code & M code ExamplesTABLE OF CONTENTSBeginner Level examplesBolt Hole Circle examplesBoring CNC Lathe examplesChamfer Radius examplesCNC Lathe Machine examplesCNC Milling Machine examplesDrilling examplesG02 G03 I J K examplesG02 G03 R examples<... ... Read more

    $19.95 AUD

  • The Pocket Watch - The History and Stories Surrounding the First Pocket Watches

    by Anon

    This vintage book contains a concise yet detailed discussion of the pocket watch, being a short essay on the history of the pocket watch with information on early designers, important people, its development, and much more. Written in clear, plain language and full of interesting information on the subject, this book will be of considerable value to those with an interest in the history and ... Read more

    $8.79 AUD

  • Electronic Tap-changer for Distribution Transformers

    by Jawad Faiz and 1 more

    series Power Systems #2
    This reference collects all relevant aspects electronic tap-changer and presents them in a comprehensive and orderly manner. It explains logically and systematically the design and optimization of a full electronic tap-changer for distribution transformers.The book provides a fully new insight to all possible structures of power section design and categorizes them comprehensively, including cost ... Read more

    $161.14 AUD

  • Fans and Ventilation

    A Practical Guide

    by William Cory

    The practical reference book and guide to fans, ventilation and ancillary equipment with a comprehensive buyers’ guide to worldwide manufacturers and suppliers.Bill Cory, well-known throughout the fans and ventilation industry, has produced a comprehensive, practical reference with a broad scope: types of fans, how and why they work, ductwork, performance standards, testing, stressing, shafts and ... Read more

    $296.99 AUD

  • Fire Fighting Pumping Systems at Industrial Facilities

    by Dennis P. Nolan

    Written from the perspective of industrial users, this is the only book that describes how to install an effective firewater pumping system in a pragmatic and budget-conscious way rather than with purely the regulatory framework in mind. Based on the wide-ranging industrial experience of the author, this book is also the only one that deals with the particular risks and requirements of off-shore ... Read more

    $207.89 AUD

  • How to Run a Lathe - Volume I (Edition 43) The Care and Operation of a Screw-Cutting Lathe

    by J. J. O'Brien and 1 more

    This is the first volume of "How to Run a Lathe" by J. J. O'Brien and M. W. O'Brien. This novice-friendly and profusely-illustrated handbook contains a wealth of practical information on all manner of lathe work, ranging from turning and boring to filing and polishing. Highly recommended for those with an interest in woodwork and not to be missed by collectors of allied literature. Contents ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD

  • Subprogram CNC Program Examples

    Guide to Subprogram CNC Program by Examples

    by Su TP

    Subprogram CNC Program Examples***Guide to Subprogram CNC Program by ExamplesCNC Mill Subprogram Example Joining Multiple Arcs G02 G03 G41CNC Pocket Milling Program Example – Peck MillingFanuc G72.1 G72.2 Figure Copy Program Example (Bolt Hole Circle)Fanuc G72.2 Linear Copy (Figure Copy Function CNC Mill)Fanuc G72.1 Rotational Copy Program ExampleFanuc G68 Coordinate Rotation – Subprog... ... Read more


  • Three-phase AC-AC Power Converters Based on Matrix Converter Topology

    Matrix-reactance frequency converters concept

    by Paweł Szcześniak

    series Power Systems
    AC voltage frequency changes is one of the most important functions of solid state power converters. The most desirable features in frequency converters are the ability to generate load voltages with arbitrary amplitude and frequency, sinusoidal currents and voltages waveforms; the possibility of providing unity power factor for any load; and, finally, a simple and compact power circuit. Over the ... Read more

    $161.14 AUD

  • Model Engine-Making

    In Theory and Practice

    by J. Pocock

    First published in 1888 for beginners, Model Engine-Making is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to building your first steam engine. While steam is no longer “the most important power of the day,” this book remains a fascinating in-depth resource for those with either a theoretical or practical interest in building and using small steam engines. Included within this book are over 100 detailed ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD