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|Author||: Carl Deuker|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
Like the game of baseball, life is quirky and unpredictable, as Shane Hunter discovers in the spring of his sophomore year. Suddenly and without warning his life of privilege is turned upside down. And just as suddenly, life begins to seem utterly without fairness or purpose to him. Exciting, well-written sports scenes transport readers right into the stands while complex issues engage their hearts and minds. For here is a novel of loss, of morality, and of the rare, redemptive power of baseball. Can speaking the truth really determine lives? Just how does one accept, move on, and begin doing the right thing?
|Author||: Richard Castle|
|Editor||: Disney Electronic Content|
An ISIS-style beheading of a journalist, carried out by a New York City group pledging fealty to that rogue state, becomes more than just another case for NYPD Captain Nikki Heat when the killers announce their next target: her husband, magazine writer Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Heat is haunted by a fleeting glimpse of someone she swears is her mother... a woman who has been dead for nearly twenty years.
|Author||: B. R. Hayward,E. L. Babbe,D. K. Darley|
|Author||: Annabeth Albert|
|Editor||: Carina Press|
Annabeth Albert’s Hotshots series continues—the emotions and intensity of Chicago Fire with the raw, natural elements of Man vs. Wild. Smoke jumping is Garrick Nelson’s life. Nothing, not severe injuries nor the brutal physical therapy that follows, is going to stop him from getting back with his crew. But when a lost dog shows up on his front porch, he can’t turn her away, and he can’t take care of her on his own. Thankfully, help comes in the form of his new sexy, dog-loving neighbor. As they work together, trying to re-home their little princess, Garrick can’t resist his growing attraction for the other man, even though he knows this guy isn’t the staying type. Rain Fisher doesn’t take anything too seriously. He dances through life, one adventure at a time, never settling in one place for too long. When his hot, conveniently buff, neighbor shows up on his doorstep, dog in tow, Rain’s determined to not just save the adorable puppy, but her reluctant owner as well. He never expects their flirtation might tempt him into stay put once and for all... Danger lurks everywhere for Central Oregon’s fire crews, but the biggest risk of all might be losing their hearts. Don’t miss the Hotshots series from Annabeth Albert: Burn Zone, High Heat, and Feel the Fire.
|Author||: Lee Child|
|Editor||: Delacorte Press|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Thriller master Lee Child returns with an exclusive eBook novella. In the midst of a savage heat wave and an infamous murder spree, a blackout awakens the dark side of the city that never sleeps—and a young Jack Reacher takes action as only he can. Don’t miss the exciting preview of Lee Child’s highly anticipated Jack Reacher novel, Never Go Back! July 1977. Jack Reacher is almost seventeen, and he stops in New York City on the way to visit his brother at West Point. The summer heat is suffocating, the city is bankrupt, and the mad gunman known as Son of Sam is still on the loose. Reacher meets a woman with a problem, and agrees to help her . . . but then the power grid fails and the lights go out, plunging the lawless city into chaos. What does a visiting teenager do in the dark? If that visiting teenager is Jack Reacher, the answer is plenty. Praise for Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels “Jack Reacher is the coolest continuing series character now on offer.”—Stephen King, in Entertainment Weekly “Like his hero, Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps.”—Associated Press “The truth about Reacher gets better and better.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times “[A] feverishly thrilling series . . . With Child, you can always count on furious action.”—The Miami Herald “One of the best thriller characters at work today.”—Newsweek “Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was.”—Esquire “Widely admired by other writers as a master craftsman of action thrillers.”—The Wall Street Journal
|Author||: Tim Wendel|
|Editor||: Da Capo Press|
What is it about a quality fastball that brings us to the edge of our seats? How is it humanly possible to throw faster than 100 mph? And the big question: Who is the fastest pitcher ever? High Heat takes us on what filmmaker Ken Burns calls a "compelling, relentless, riveting" quest to deliver answers to the most intriguing questions about the fastball. Wendel provides insight into one of baseball's most exhilarating yet mystifying draws while exploring the remarkable feats and trials of the pitchers who have attempted to master it.
Effects of High Accelerations and Heat Fluxes on Nucleate Boiling of Water in an Axisymmetric Rotating Boiler
|Author||: P. J. Marto|
Stable boiling in a rotating cylindrical annulus with continuous through-flow of water was obtained at heat fluxes as high as 818 000 Btu/(hr)(ft^2) (2. 58 MW/m^2) at atmospheric pressure. Incipient- and nucleate -boiling heat -transfer coefficients were obtained at accelerations up to 400 g's. Measurements were made of void fractions, radial temperature profiles, and wall pressures in the boiling fluid. Convective secondary-flow cells and fluid temperature inversions were revealed. Increased fluid thicknesses increased heat-transfer coefficients, but inlet liquid subcooling had no effect. Coefficients increased with acceleration at low heat fluxes, but at high fluxes varied less than the usual data scatter.
|Author||: Majid Ghassemi,Majid Kamvar,Robert Steinberger-Wilckens|
|Editor||: Academic Press|
Fundamentals of Heat and Fluid Flow in High Temperature Fuel Cells introduces key-concepts relating to heat, fluid and mass transfer as applied to high temperature fuel cells. The book briefly covers different type of fuel cells and discusses solid oxide fuel cells in detail, presenting related mass, momentum, energy and species equation. It then examines real case studies of hydrogen- and methane-fed SOFC, as well as combined heat and power and hybrid energy systems. This comprehensive reference is a useful resource for those working in high temperature fuel cell modeling and development, including energy researchers, engineers and graduate students. Provides broad coverage of key concepts relating to heat transfer and fluid flow in high temperature fuel cells Presents in-depth knowledge of solid oxide fuel cells and their application in different kinds of heat and power systems Examines real-life case studies, covering different types of fuels and combined systems, including CHP
|Author||: Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|Author||: Michael E. Tauber|
|Author||: Kenneth Keith Kelley|
|Author||: Keith D. Chen|
|Author||: Samin Nosrat|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Whether you've never picked up a knife or you're an accomplished chef, there are only four basic factors that determine how good your food will taste. Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat are the four cardinal directions of cooking, and they will guide you as you choose which ingredients to use and how to cook them, and they will tell you why last minute adjustments will ensure that food tastes exactly as it should. This book will change the way you think about cooking and eating, and help you find your bearings in any kitchen, with any ingredients, while cooking any meal. --
|Author||: F. Patrick McCluskey,Thomas Podlesak,Richard Grzybowski|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
The development of electronics that can operate at high temperatures has been identified as a critical technology for the next century. Increasingly, engineers will be called upon to design avionics, automotive, and geophysical electronic systems requiring components and packaging reliable to 200 °C and beyond. Until now, however, they have had no single resource on high temperature electronics to assist them. Such a resource is critically needed, since the design and manufacture of electronic components have now made it possible to design electronic systems that will operate reliably above the traditional temperature limit of 125 °C. However, successful system development efforts hinge on a firm understanding of the fundamentals of semiconductor physics and device processing, materials selection, package design, and thermal management, together with a knowledge of the intended application environments. High Temperature Electronics brings together this essential information and presents it for the first time in a unified way. Packaging and device engineers and technologists will find this book required reading for its coverage of the techniques and tradeoffs involved in materials selection, design, and thermal management and for its presentation of best design practices using actual fielded systems as examples. In addition, professors and students will find this book suitable for graduate-level courses because of its detailed level of explanation and its coverage of fundamental scientific concepts. Experts from the field of high temperature electronics have contributed to nine chapters covering topics ranging from semiconductor device selection to testing and final assembly.
|Author||: Spyros Kyritsis|
The 1st World Conference and Technology Exhibition on Biomass for Energy and Industry, held in Sevilla in June 2000, brought together for the first time the traditional European Conference on Biomass for Energy and Industry and the Biomass Conference of the Americas, thus creating the largest and most outstanding event in the worldwide biomass sector. The conference elaborated innovative global strategies, projects and efficient practice rules for energy and the environment at a key stage in the industry's development. New concepts and projects were highlighted to increase the social and political awareness for a change in worldwide resource consumption and to promote economically, socially and environmentally sustainable development for the next millennium. In 2 volumes, the Proceedings include some 470 papers essential to an understanding of current thinking, practice, research and global developments in the biomass sector - a vital reference source for researchers, manufacturers, and policy makers involved or interested in the use of biomass for energy and industry.
|Author||: Waldy Malouf,Melissa Clark|
Introduces 125 recipes that use open-flame grilling and hot-oven cooking to create a variety of dishes, including red snapper with olives and fennel, loin of pork with apples and bitter chocolate, and rib steak with citrus rub.