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Excerpt from The Steam Jacket, Practically Considered as an Efficient Fuel Economiser: A Treatise on the Economical Use of Steam for Engine-Builders, Engine-Drivers, Mill-Managers, and Steam-Users Generally
It may be owing to this dearth of literature, in a great measure, that accounts for such widespread ignorance respecting the use of the steam-jacket prevailing among engineers. It is to many a perplex ing paradox. When engine-makers, who do not apply it, evidence some hazy notions respecting its utility, there is no occasion for surprise. But, when we find engineers at the head of one of the largest portable engine firms (who profess to have jacketed their earliest engines, and still continue the practice) saying that the cylinder is protected from cold and radia tion by’means of a jacket of steam, clearly showing that the function of the steam-jacket is not understood by the writers, it does cause some astonishment. They can, be excused on the ground above named, viz., the fragmentary nature of the information relating to this subject. One writer says Almost every engineer knows now-a – days that a cylinder should be kept as hot as possible; but very few makers of steam-engines understand the precise reasons why a cylinder should be kept hot. ‘most people imagine that the condensation takes place by conduction through the metal of the cylinder to the outside.
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A first introduction to the natural world that looks at the myriad ways in which plants and animals have adapted to give themselves the best chance of survival. Natural World explores and explains why living things look and behave the way they do in a series of visually compelling information charts.
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From the days of oars and coal-fired engines to the computerized era of the twenty-first century, The Bluejacket’s Manual has been an essential part of the American Sailor’s sea bag for more than one hundred years, serving as an introduction to the Navy for new recruits and as a reference book for Sailors of all ranks. Written by a Sailor whose decades of naval service included sea duty in patrol craft, destroyers, and aircraft carriers as both an officer and a “white hat,” this newest edition has been overhauled to reflect the current state of the ever-evolving U.S. Navy, adding such things as camouflage uniforms, new ratings, and the Navy Professional Reading Program.
Primarily intended to serve Bluejackets, this book will also be welcomed by potential recruits, Navy buffs, and a growing number of Bluejacket’s Manual collectors.Used Book in Good Condition
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In a Victorian-era German asylum, seamstress Agnes Richter painstakingly stitched a mysterious autobiographical text into every inch of the jacket she created from her institutional uniform. Despite every attempt to silence them, hundreds of other patients have managed to get their stories out, at least in disguised form. Today, in a vibrant underground net-work of “psychiatric survivor groups” all over the world, patients work together to unravel the mysteries of madness and help one another re-cover.
Optimistic, courageous, and surprising, Agnes’s Jacket takes us from a code-cracking bunker during World War II to the church basements and treatment centers where a whole new way of understanding the mind has begun to take form. A vast gulf exists between the way medicine explains psychiatric illness and the experiences of those who suffer. Hornstein’s luminous work helps us bridge that gulf, guiding us through the inner lives of those diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar illness, depression, and paranoia and emerging with nothing less than a new model for understanding one another and ourselves.
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The Royal Green Jackets are widely acknowledged as innovators who developed much of the thinking of the British infantry in the fields of tactics and training, mobility and marksmanship, equipment, management and individual initiative from the 18th century onwards. They were the first to wear green uniforms as camouflage rather than red and to fire the more accurate rifle instead of muskets. This book examines the history of the component regiments of the Royal Green Jackets and describes the action of individual regiments in the Napoleonic Wars, Boer Wars, and World Wars. Numerous illustrations and photographs depict the Green Jackets’ uniforms in vivid detail.
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This comprehensive look at the evolution of the American flight jacket from World War I to Desert Storm and addresses not only the types worn, but focuses primarily on the art and adornment applied to the jackets. The most colorful and creative period for flight jacket art was WW II, and it is this era that comprises a major portion of this book. Also covered are other military jackets used by flyers. This revised second edition includes a new section of jackets and period photos.Used Book in Good Condition