Field Guide to Trains

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760349977

Category: Transportation

Page: 211

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The ultimate guide for train lovers, Field Guide to Trains is fully loaded with pictures and fun facts on all the machines that ride the rails
A Guide to Field Guides

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563087073

Category: Nature

Page: 344

View: 584

Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of more than 1,300 field guides.
Trains Across the Continent, Second Edition

Author: Rudolph Daniels

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253214114

Category: Transportation

Page: 282

View: 449

Trains Across the Continent North American Railroad History Second Edition Rudolph Daniels A wonderfully readable, illustrated guide to the history of railroads in America. "Trains Across the Continent is everything you need to know about railroad history—both educational and enjoyable reading." —Dean Bruce, President, Railroad Education Training Association "Trains Across the Continent should be in every public school library in the country. Quickly and concisely Dr. Daniels leads you through the maze of building, merging, and a myriad of other details necessary to understand modern railroading. Steam, diesel, passenger, and freight are all carefully explained on a national scale rather than railroad specific, making this book even more of a useful tool for the student." —Donald D. Snoddy, Historian, Union Pacific Railroad "Trains Across the Continent" is a truly comprehensive account of how railroads helped shape, and are continuing to shape, the history of North America." —Jonathan B. Hanna, Historian, Canadian Pacific Railway "Nothing but positive comments about it from faculty and students alike. . . . The industry bible in this area." —Phillip B. Cypret, Sacramento City College "Professor Daniels displays both passion and scholarship in this nicely arranged buffet of subjects both large and minute, important and interesting, serious and fun, to present a delicious overview of railroad history." —James D. Porterfield, author of Dining by Rail "Daniels manages to make brief mention of all major points of North American railroad history . . . from the workings of a steam locomotive to the dawn of the railroad mega-merger, nearly every conceivable aspect of railroading receives attention. . . . This volume is a must for those wishing to broaden or hone their knowledge of the birth and evolution of the railroad industry in North America." —Rail News Updated maps, new appendices, a greatly expanded bibliography, detailed discussions of the recent attempted mergers of the CN and BNSF, of the diesel locomotive, and of railroad electrification further round out the usefulness of Trains Across the Continent as the complete and concise introduction to North American railroads. Rudolph Daniels is Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Western Iowa Tech Community College, where he teaches history and Railroad Operations Technology.
A Field Guide to the Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay Railway

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329075573

Category: History

Page: 120

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A Field Guide to the Atlanta & St Andrews Bay Railroad (aka The Bay Line) is a collection of information on this historic short line that operates in northwest Florida and south Alabama. Founded in 1906 and still thriving in the 21st Century, the Bay Line has survived two world wars, a depression and too many boom and bust cycles to count. Along the way, it was integral to the grand plans for some well known business empires and set a few historical precedents before maturing into a prosperous if somewhat obscure short line. This latest edition includes added and expanded information throughout.
Horseshoe Curve

Author: David W. Seidel

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439620342

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Horseshoe Curve is known worldwide as an engineering achievement by the Pennsylvania Railroad. This landmark, located just west of Altoona, opened to traffic on February 15, 1854, and it enabled a railroad line to climb the Allegheny Mountains and the eastern continental divide. The Horseshoe Curve’s construction impacted railroad design and development for mountainous terrain everywhere, enabling access to coal and other raw materials essential for the industrial age. J. Edgar Thomson, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Railroad, is widely recognized for his engineering and design of the Horseshoe Curve, a concept never utilized previously. Today the curve is still in use and sees approximately 70 trains daily. Through vintage photographs, Horseshoe Curve chronicles how this marvel remains one of the vital transportation arteries linking the east and west coasts of the United States.
Cyber Crime Investigator's Field Guide

Author: Bruce Middleton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000610499

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 534

Transhumanism, Artificial Intelligence, the Cloud, Robotics, Electromagnetic Fields, Intelligence Communities, Rail Transportation, Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)—all this and more is discussed in Cyber Crime Investigator’s Field Guide, Third Edition. Many excellent hardware and software products exist to protect our data communications systems, but security threats dictate that they must be all the more enhanced to protect our electronic environment. Many laws, rules, and regulations have been implemented over the past few decades that have provided our law enforcement community and legal system with the teeth needed to take a bite out of cybercrime. But there is still a major need for individuals and professionals who know how to investigate computer network security incidents and can bring them to a proper resolution. Organizations demand experts with both investigative talents and a technical knowledge of how cyberspace really works. The third edition provides the investigative framework that needs to be followed, along with information about how cyberspace works and the tools that reveal the who, where, what, when, why, and how in the investigation of cybercrime. Features New focus area on rail transportation, OSINT, medical devices, and transhumanism / robotics Evidence collection and analysis tools Covers what to do from the time you receive "the call," arrival on site, chain of custody, and more This book offers a valuable Q&A by subject area, an extensive overview of recommended reference materials, and a detailed case study. Appendices highlight attack signatures, Linux commands, Cisco firewall commands, port numbers, and more.
Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests

Author: Casey McFarland

Publisher: Peterson Field Guides

ISBN: 9780544963382

Category: Nature

Page: 519

View: 799

A comprehensive field guide to the nests and nesting behavior of North American birds Beyond being a simple reference book, the Peterson Field Guide to North American Bird Nests is a practical, educational, and intimate doorway to our continent's bird life. The diversity of nests and nesting strategies of birds reflect the unique biology and evolution of these charismatic animals. Unlike any other book currently on the market, this guide comprehensively incorporates nest design, breeding behavior, and habitat preferences of North American birds to provide the reader with a highly functional field resource and an engaging perspective of this sensitive part of a bird's life cycle.
Peterson Field Guide to Finding Mammals in North America

Author: Vladimir Dinets

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544373273

Category: Nature

Page: 371

View: 237

A guide to finding and observing 420 species of North American mammals, including the art of mammal watching, the best locations, and a species-finding guide. To see a fog shrew, should a mammal watcher go to Muir Woods National Monument? If a family is planning to visit Yellowstone National Park, what animals can they expect to show their children? When should a photographer visit to get a shot of a gray fox? A finder's guide (rather than an identification guide), this book tells people interested in observing mammals how to look, where to go, and what they are likely to find there. The bulk of the book is made up of two sections: the first includes regions of North America, highlighting the best places to look for mammals. The second section's accounts of each of the more than four hundred species of mammals covered include detailed directions to specific parks, refuges, and other locations; the best times of day (or night) to look; and much more information specific to each mammal.