Field Guide to Trains

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760349977

Category: Transportation

Page: 211

View: 897

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: 304

View: 231

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.
A Field Guide to Roadside Technology

Author: Edwin J. C. Sobey

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781556526091

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 851

This fascinating handbook answers the questions of anyone who has ever wondered about the many strange devices found along the roadside, from utility poles to satellite dishes. More than 150 different roadside technologies are covered, and each detailed entry describes what the device does, how it works, and also includes a photograph for easy identification.
A Field Guide to the Atlanta & St. Andrews Bay Railway

Author: John Richardson


ISBN: 9781329075573

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 481

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.
A Field Guide to Gay & Lesbian Chicago

Author: Kathie Bergquist

Publisher: Lake Claremont Press

ISBN: 1893121038

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 289

The first and only book to give gay and lesbian travelers the inside scoop on gay-friendly accommodations, shopping, sports, recreation, music, theater, dining, and nightlife in the Windy City. This chatty, opinionated guide to gay life and culture is written by longtime gay-neighborhood-dwelling Chicagoans for residents and visitors. Photos.
Cyber Crime Investigator's Field Guide

Author: Bruce Middleton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000610499

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 826

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.
A Field Guide to Deception

Author: Jill Malone

Publisher: Bywater Books

ISBN: 9781612940038

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 831

Praise for Red Audrey and the Roping by Jill Malone: “Luminescent writing. . . . Finely tuned, daring, and perceptive, Malone’s auspicious debut leaves us wanting more.”—Whitney Scott, Booklist “A lyrical, passionate novel about desire, about danger, and about the need for self-forgiveness. A wonderfully impressive writing debut.”—Sarah Waters, author of Tipping the Velvet and The Night Watch “First-rate writing and characterization.”—Cecelia Martin, Diva “Malone’s nonlinear novel jitterbugs through time and place—the splintered chronology is a rewarding challenge. . . . A dazzling and dramatic debut.”—Richard Labonté, BookMarks/Q Syndicate In Jill Malone’s second novel, A Field Guide to Deception, nothing is as simple as it appears: community, notions of motherhood, the nature of goodness, nor even compelling love. Revelations are punctured and then revisited with deeper insight, alliances shift, and heroes turn anti-hero—and vice versa. With her aunt’s death Claire Bernard loses her best companion, her livelihood, and her son’s co-parent. Malone’s smart, intriguing writing beguiles the reader into this taut, compelling story of a makeshift family and the reawakening of a past they’d hoped to outrun. Claire’s journey is the unifying tension in this book of layered and shifting alliances. A Field Guide to Deception is a serious novel filled with snappy dialogue, quick-moving and funny incidents, compelling characterizations, mysterious plot twists, and an unexpected climax. It is a rich, complex tale for literary readers. Jill Malone’s first novel, Red Audrey and the Roping, won the Bywater Prize for Fiction.
The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the English (Second Edition)

Author: Sarah Lyall

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393358018

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 367

New York Times Bestseller “An exquisite, hilarious and devastating dissection.” —Malcolm Gladwell Why do the English keep apologizing? Why are they so unenthusiastic about enthusiasm? Why does rain surprise them? When are they being ironic, and how can you tell? Even after eighteen years in London, New York Times reporter Sarah Lyall remained perplexed and intrigued by its curious inhabitants and their curious customs. She’s since returned to the United States, but this distillation of incisive—and irreverent—insights, now updated with a new preface, is just as illuminating today. And perhaps even more so, in the wake of Brexit and the attendant national identity crisis. While there may be no easy answer to the question of how, exactly, to understand the English, The Anglo Files—part anthropological field study, part memoir—helps point the way.
A Field Guide to American Houses

Author: Virginia Savage McAlester

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9780385353878

Category: Architecture

Page: 880

View: 666

For the house lover and the curious tourist, for the house buyer and the weekend stroller, for neighborhood preservation groups and for all who want to know more about their community -- here, at last, is a book that makes it both easy and pleasurable to identify the various styles and periods of American domestic architecture. Concentrating not on rare landmarks but on typical dwellings in ordinary neighborhoods all across the United States -- houses built over the past three hundred years and lived in by Americans of every social and economic background -- the book provides you with the facts (and frame of reference) that will enable you to look in a fresh way at the houses you constantly see around you. It tells you -- and shows you in more than 1,200 illustrations -- what you need to know in order to be able to recognize the several distinct architectural styles and to understand their historical significance. What does that cornice mean? Or that porch? That door? When was this house built? What does its style say about the people who built it? You'll find the answers to such questions here. This is how the book works: Each of thirty-nine chapters focuses on a particular style (and its variants). Each begins with a large schematic drawing that highlights the style's most important identifying features. Additional drawings and photographs depict the most common shapes and the principal subtypes, allowing you to see at a glance a wide range of examples of each style. Still more drawings offer close-up views of typical small details -- windows, doors, cornices, etc. -- that might be difficult to see in full-house pictures. The accompanying text is rich in information about each style -- describing in detail its identifying features, telling you where (and in what quantity) you're likely to find examples of it, discussing all of its notable variants, and revealing its origin and tracing its history. In the book's introductory chapters you'll find invaluable general discussions of house-building materials and techniques ("Structure"), house shapes ("Form"), and the many traditions of architectural fashion ("Style") that have influenced American house design through the past three centuries. A pictorial key and glossary help lead you from simple, easily recognized architectural features -- the presence of a tile roof, for example -- to the styles in which that feature is likely to be found. This eBook edition has been optimized for screen.