books about: human-powered
Allan V. Abbott
David Gordon Wilson
Human Kinetics Publishers
Factual & down-to earth: excellent reference book
For inventors & innovators, this book contains everything needed to answer detailed preliminary questions on the main aspects of human power and its application on land, air and sea. The only drawback was that the section on flying was a little short and the section on cycling a little long, but the cycling stats fed into the flying machines anyway so no real loss. Plenty of charts, stats, ...
Pedalling to Hawaii: A Human Powered Adventure Across the Western Hemisphere
Awesome, awesome book. This treasure joins about three dozen other adventure books in my library and is one of only a few that I have read twice. It's honest, funny, intense and thouroughly entertaining. Thank you for sharing your story Stevie!! Greg K [...]
Bike Cult, The Ultimate Guide to Human-Powered Vehicles
David B. Perry
Four Walls Eight Windows
"Cult?"--Seems Normal To Me!
What a great book! At time of its release in 1995, "Bike Cult" was the first attempt at an encyclopaedia of cycling. This fat book (570 rather dense pages) covers the history of the bicycle its high-performance engine (that is, the human body), the bicycle as transportation and, lastly, the culture of the bicycle and the effect it has had on the human spirit. There have been some changes in ...
The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors
New Society Publishers, 2008
Something enthusiastically recommended to those who want to trim the fat along with the power bill
With the recent rise in concerns over energy, some are looking to alternative sources for energy - such as humanity. "The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors" is a guide to the world of pedal powered and other manual devices that could save its users hundreds every year as well as get them valuable exercise that's sadly lost to most of today's society. Exploring human-powered ...
Beyond the Horizon: The First Human-Powered Expedition to Circle the Globe
Menasha Ridge Press
An adventure to be admired!
I enjoy reading books of personal struggle and triumph. Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Into Thin Air, Lost in the Amazon, Miracle in the Andes, The River of Doubt, etc. This book was as good as any of them. The writing was good, the tales and near tragedies were gripping, and the soap opera like side story added an interesting element. I am inspired by what Colin Angus attempted and what he ...
Powered Upper Limb Prostheses: Control, Implementation and Clinical Application
Expensive, small, but worth it!
If you are interested in myoelectric prosthetics, this IS the book for you. All the information the myoBock course left out. And all the good stuff that school glazed over. All types of systems are covered, including Hosmer, LTI, Motion Control, Otto Bock, Steeper, and VASI. Chapters include 1. The Early History of Myoelectric Control of Prosthetic Limbs 2. The Origin and ...
Crystal Clear: A Human-Powered Methodology for Small Teams
A practical wise guide for high-productivity software development with small teams
Alistair Cockburn is a scholar of software methods, especially agile methods. These focus on behaviors that produce software successfully in light of environmental pressures such as resource limitations or uncertain requirements. This book describes an approach to achieving high productivity with teams of under a dozen people, especially those where risks associated with failure are minor. He ...
Pedaling to Hawaii: A Human-Powered Odyssey
Would you consider cycling across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?,
Well Stevie Smith did, and his book describes the true story of how he and a friend set out on a seemingly impossible adventure to avoid the tedium of office life and do something truly unique. The book is a fantastic read, written from the heart and describing an adventure that no sane person would even dream about. A must read.
The Fullness of Wings
Engineering is Cool!
This book is a favorite of mine. I recommend it to any person with any interest in engineering or techincal problem solving (also pick up Pepper White's "The Idea Factory" & Yeager and Rutan's "Voyager".) Engineering students (especially those involved in team projects) should read this book. Learning by doing...and having a passion for your work...those are 2 of the important themes in my view. ...
Gossamer odyssey: The triumph of human-powered flight
As one of the Condor crew, I think this book was the best.
Morton Grosser came to Shafter and to our homes while we were trying to build the first man-powered plane. He wrote a book that centered on the people that were working, thinking and arguing towards the goal. If you want a feel of what it was like to do something for the first time ever, read this book.
An anthropometric study of manual and powered wheelchair users [An article from: International Journal of ...
This digital document is a journal article from International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, published by Elsevier in 2004. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Media Library immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser. Description: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the structural anthropometric dimensions of adult wheelchair users as part of a larger project that ...
More With Less: Paul MacCready and the Dream of Efficient Flight
Too Little About More With Less
I've had the pleasure of hiking into the San Gabriel Mountains with Paul MacCready. I've gone to lectures at Caltech where MacCready was in the audience and I've looked on his [ever present] notebooks with wonder. More With Less is a good read and a quick read, but it left me wanting a full-fledged biography of Paul MacCready AND a more complete volume on efficiency in this high tech world. ...
Advances in Rehabilitation Robotics: Human-friendly Technologies on Movement Assistance and Restoration for ...
One of the major application targets of service robots is to use them as assistive devices for rehabilitation. This book introduces some latest achievements in the field of rehabilitation robotics and assistive technology for people with disabilities and aged people. The book contains results from both theoretical and experimental works and reviews on some new advanced rehabilitation devices which has been recently transferred to the industry. ...
Are natural gas vehicles in your future?: An article from: Management Quarterly
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
This digital document is an article from Management Quarterly, published by National Rural Electric Cooperative Association on June 22, 1994. The length of the article is 2248 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser. From the supplier: Economic and ...
The Talent Powered Organization: Strategies for Globalization, Talent Management and High Performance
Robert J Thomas
Place your people first, profits will follow
It would be difficult to find a corporate senior manager who would disagree with the statement that the accelerating pace toward a global marketplace has changed the value proposition for most businesses. That foundational shift is a reality for most organizations. Until recently, much of the market value of a corporation was locked within its hard assets, physical plant and manufacturing ...
High Powered Plyometrics
James C. Radcliffe
Robert C. Farentinos
Better than the Donald Chu book
I was disappointed with the Donald Chu book Jumping into Plyometrics. High Powered Plyometrics by Radcliffe and Farentinos is the real deal as far as I'm concerned. More complete. More detailed.
Beyond the Horizon: The First Human-Powered Expedition to Circle the Globe [BEYOND THE HORIZON] [Hardcover]
Menasha Ridge Press
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