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 The Gliding Flight
The Gliding Flight
John Collins
Ten Speed Press
160 pages
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Dynamix Technology comment:
Step-by-step instructions show how to make twenty paper airplanes, using no glue or cutting. John Collins' instructions are concise and clear, making plane construction easy. He also includes 'flip animation' drawings in the margins to actually demonstrate some of the more intricate folds.

 Handbook of Adhesives and Sealants
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Edward M. Petrie
McGraw Hill Education
October 1999
700 Pages
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This handbook examines polymeric adhesives and sealants for joining or bonding a wide range of materials including metals, plastics, composites and elastomers. It includes many real-life examples to illustrate the "do's" and "don'ts" of using adhesives and sealants.

The following topics are covered: the various types of adhesive materials that are commonly used, such as epoxies, silicone and neoprene; the manufacturing methods and industrial equipment required to apply and process adhesives and sealants; detailed data on the performance of the adhesive/sealant with respect to harsh service environment; why adhesives and sealants are used and their advantages and disadvantages to other joining methods; and standard and special test methods.

 The Universe in a Nutshell
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Stephen Hawkings
Bantam Press
19 December 2001
222 Pages
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"The Universe in a Nutshell attempts to address the relative difficulty of Hawking's first foray into popular science, A Brief History of Time. While this sold in its millions, few readers got past the first few chapters. Helpfully, this new work is full of beautifully prepared colour illustrations and decorations, and has a "tree-like" structure, so that readers can skip from chapter to chapter without losing the thread.

In 200 highly illustrated pages, Hawking is pushing the frontiers of popular physics beyond relativity and quantum theory, past superstring theory and imaginary time, into a dizzying new world of M-theory and branes. It's a colossal venture--one Hawking is uniquely qualified to undertake--but it is crammed into far too small a space. When you consider the other rather good tomes being written on the nature of consciousness these days, the decision to limit The Universe in a Nutshell to the dictates of publishing rather than to the natural parameters of the material is an unfortunate one.

Worse, Hawking tries to paper over the complexity of his field. He rushes over the very concepts he should be helping us understand, only to belabour simple ideas, often by means of flip Star Trek metaphors. Also unfortunately, the illustrations--by turns trivial and opaque--mirror the faults of the text.
The author's name alone will guarantee sales, but the book we long for--the long, ruminative, poetic celebration of Hawking's world--seems as far away as ever." - Simon Ings, Amazon.co.uk

 Digerati Glitterati
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Christopher Langdon & David Manners
John Wiley & Sons
June 2001
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The Digerati Glitterati are a select group of the most admired leaders in this remarkable world. Several have founded great companies, while others have transformed existing organisations into world leaders or blazed entrepreneurial trails for others to follow. Some are just beginning to leave their dynamic individual mark. All have a story to tell and priceless advice to offer. The Digerati Glitterati include: Hermann Hauser, Acorn; Andrew Rickman, Bookham Technology; Malcolm Miller, Pace Micro Technology; Robin Saxby, ARM; Jorma Ollila, Nokia; Sir Clive Sinclair, Sinclair Research; David Potter, Psion; Hans Snook, Orange. The Digerati Glitterati reveal the inside secrets of what it takes to build great companies. In candid interviews they explain how, why and when they got started, how they conceived the idea for their businesses and sold it to others, what motivated them, what kept them going in adversity and how they overcame their biggest challenges. When they speak, smart people listen.


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