Includes accurate line drawings of 18th-century balloons, 19th-century dirigibles, the Wright "Flyer," the first English Channel crossing, the "Spirit of St. Louis," many fighters, bombers, and rockets from World Wars I and II, jets, early space vehicles, the "Concorde," and, of course, the Space Shuttle. 47 black-and-white illustrations.
Examining the history and intellectual activity of the medieval Svetambara Jain renunciant order, the Tapa Gaccha, this book focuses on the consolidation by the Tapa Gaccha from the thirteenth century of its identity as the leading Svetambara order. The author argues that this was variously effected by negotiating the primacy of lineage, the posthumous divinity of one of its leaders, the validity of styles of scriptural exegesis and customary practice and the status of non-Jains through the medium of chronicles and poetry and polemical engagement with other Jain orders and dissident elements within its own ranks.
Drawing on largely unstudied primary sources, the author demonstrates how Tapa Gaccha writers created a sophisticated intellectual culture which was a vehicle for the maintenance of sectarian identity in the early modern period. The book explores issues which have been central to our understanding of many of the questions currently being asked about the development not just of Jainism but of South Asian religions in general, such as the manner in which authority is established in relation to texts, the relationship between scripture, commentary and tradition and tensions both between and within sects.
Fires have plagued man for centuries and devices designed to combat them by pumping a stream of water date back to at least the second century B. C. During the Great Fire of London in 1666, fire engines with hand-operated pumps met with little success in trying to contain that conflagration. It was not until the development of better pumps, combined with the use of flexible hoses, that fire engines began to be truly effective in fighting fires.Now children and adults alike can enjoy learning about the history of fire engines and have fun colouring at the same time. In this carefully rendered, well-researched colouring book by noted illustrator A. G. Smith, you'll find over 40 detailed, accurate illustrations (including a double-page spread) depicting a parade of fire-fighting vehicles spanning almost 300 years. Among them are a 1731 Newsham fire-engine pump built in England; a hand-drawn jumper reel, ca. 1800; a hand-drawn pumper from the 1830s; a horse-drawn combination, ca. 1890; a hose layer (1911) built for São Paulo, Brazil; a 1933 Ahrens-Fox pumper; a 1962 Mack aerial ladder truck; and many others. Captions identify each fire engine.
*Updated to 6th February, 2016* Most people's issue with electric vehicles is that of range anxiety because charge point infrastructure is not fully developed. This book explores and clarifies the current situation and provides a wealth of detail; from the background history of charge points, different vehicle charge connectors, charge point types, to a list of the main UK and Ireland charge point organisations. If you are thinking of buying an electric vehicle or already drive one, then this book is a must for you! Finally, if you work for any of the following companies/organisations or deal with electric vehicles or electric vehicle charge points, then you need to take a look at this book: Arcadis, Aecom, Atkins, Audi, BMW, Central Government, Citroen, Ford, Jacobs, KIA, Local Councils, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Mott MacDonald, Nissan, The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Passenger Transport Authorities/Executives (PTA/PTE), Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Ricardo, Siemens, Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT), Smart, Tesla, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Volvo.
A brief, informal, and lighthearted look at the famous Mutiny on the Bounty. Read about Fletcher Christian, Captain Bligh, and the rest of the crew as their voyage takes them from England to Tahiti and other islands of the Pacific including the final settlement on Pitcairn Island. Illustrated with 30 black and white cartoon illustrations. 71 pages.
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