Description : Believed to be a publishing first when originally brought out, this book covers all aspects of centrifugal gas cleaning devices. These are cyclones used as gas-solid separators for dedusting and as gas-liquid separators for demisting. The optimization of cyclone performance for any given task is a sought-after goal – but it is one that is seldom achieved in practice. This second edition will help mechanical and chemical engineers to achieve this optimization.
Description : In this long-out-of-print counterculture classic, Dr. John C. Lilly takes readers behind the scenes into the inner life of a scientist exploring inner space, or “far-out spaces,” as Lilly called them. The book explains how he derived his theory of the operations of the human mind and brain from his personal experiences and experiments in solitude, isolation, and confinement; LSD; and other methods of mystical experience. It also includes glimpses into Lilly's friendship with such 1960s' notables as Oscar Ichazo, Ram Dass, Timothy Leary, Albert Hofmann, Fritz Perls, and Claudio Narajo. Written for the non-specialist, Center of the Cyclone shows an important, modern thinker at his most personal and profound.
Description : Shortly after 5:00 P.M. On Wednesday, May 27, 1896, a Herculean tornado shattered the St. Louis Area. Within twenty minutes, 137 people had perished in St. Louis, with 118 dead across the river in East St. Louis. Along a ten-mile swath of devastation, the tornado destroyed 311 buildings, heavily damaged 7,200 others and caused significant harm to 1,300 more. Even today, that powerful cyclone of a century ago "remains the single deadliest incident to befall the St. Louis area," according to Tim O' Neil of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, who wrote the foreword for this historic reprint of a book originally published by the Cyclone Publishing Company. Heavily illustrated by photographs of the damage, The Great Cyclone was compiled from stories in the city' s daily newspapers-- the Globe-Democrat, the Post-Dispatch, and, most notably, the old St. Louis Republic. O' Neil points out that "the book' s compilers are not identified, but their glowing praise of the ' superb descriptive composition' in the Republic provides a good guess about where most of them worked."
Description : "With wonderful clarity, economy, and compassion, Julia van Gorder chronicles the life of Agnes Jackson, a working-class woman from Manchester who immigrated with her family to begin a life in Canada. Upon arrival, they face not only the Regina cyclone of 1912, but the madness of the First World War. Led by Agnes' courage and will to survive, the Jacksons carve out a life in the new world that cut across class lines in a way that would not have been possible in England. Agnes, a protegé of the suffragette Pankhurst in England, works her way to a new identity, finally eclipsing her former heroines."--Chapters.indigo.ca.
Description : Introductory technical guidance for civil, environmental and mechanical engineers and construction managers interested in cyclone particle collectors for air pollution control. Here is what is discussed: 1. CYCLONE 2. CYCLONE TYPES 3. CYCLONE COLLECTION EFFICIENCY 4. CYCLONE PRESSURE DROP AND ENERGY REQUIREMENTS 5. APPLICATION 6. CYCLONE PERFORMANCE 7. CYCLONE OPERATION 8. SELECTION OF MATERIALS 9. ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES.
Description : Although the plot of this novel is fictional in nature, the scenario is entirely possible given the political and social conditions prevailing in the area where the perpetrators of the crime chose as their preferred hideout. On an unlike turn, and considering the character of the main player, the book also stresses over the importance of sheltering our children under the best possible conditions, in such a way to sponsor their development to a full potential as useful citizens, as the cornerstone defining the character of a nation.