Corrosion of Character

Corrosion of Character

The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism Drawing on interviews with dismissed IBM executives in Westchester New York bakers in a high tech Boston bakery a barmaid turned advertising executive and many others sociologist Richard Sennett explores the disorienting effects of the new capitalismOld ways of work have broken apart as has the work ethic of an older generation In place of stable routine and predictable career tracks employees are asked to be open to change on short notice Staid bureaucracies have become more fluid networks short term teamwork replaces long term commitment to organizations In some ways these changes are positive They make for a dynamic economy But they can also be destructive eroding the sense of sustained purpose integrity of self and trust in others that an earlier generation understood as essential to personal characterIn The Corrosion of Character Sennett helps us to understand he social and political context for these personal confusions and suggests how we need to reimagine both community and individual character in order to confront an economy based on the principle of no long term....

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Maintenance Engineering Handbook McGraw Hill Handbooks

Maintenance Engineering Handbook McGraw Hill Handbooks

Stay Up to Date on the Latest Issues in Maintenance Engineering The most comprehensive resource of its kind Maintenance Engineering Handbook has long been a staple for engineers managers and technicians seeking current advice on everything from tools and techniques to planning and scheduling This brand new edition brings you up to date on the most pertinent aspects of identifying and repairing faulty equipment such dated subjects as sanitation and housekeeping have been removed Maintenance Engineering Handbook has been advising plant and facility professionals for more than 50 years Whether youre new to the profession or a practiced veteran this updated edition is an absolute necessity New and updated sections include Belt Drives provided by the Gates Corporation Repair and Maintenance Cost Estimation Ventilation Fans and Exhaust Systems 10 New Chapters on Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment Inside Organization and Management of the Maintenance Function Maintenance Practices Engineering and Analysis Tools Maintenance of Facilities and Equipment Maintenance of Mechanical Equipment Maintenance of Electrical Equipment Instrumentation and Reliability Tools Lubrication Maintenance Welding Chemical Corrosion Control and Cleaning....

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Marine Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis

Marine Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis

Marine Engineering Economics and Cost Analysis is intended for students and practitioners of ship design shipbuilding and ship operations who want to understand and apply the concepts of engineering economics to routine engineering decisions Computer software is included to aid in completing the analyses required....

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Manufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier

Manufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier

The 41st Cirp Conference on Manufacturing Systems May 26 28, 2008, Tokyo, Japan Manufacturing systems and technology stand on a new frontier facing up to the challenges posed by the ever evolving requirements of global sustainability Value creation is taking its place alongside more traditional production process priorities Collected here are over a hundred papers concerned with all manner of new directions in manufacturing systems and given at the 41st CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems The high quality material presented in this volume includes reports of work from both scientific and engineering standpoints and several invited and keynote papers addressing the current cutting edge and likely future trends in manufacturing systems Among others the booka TMs subjects include a new trends in manufacturing systems design sustainable design ubiquitous manufacturing emergent synthesis service engineering value creation cost engineering human and social aspects of manufacturing etc a new applications for manufacturing systems a medical life science optics NEMS etc a intelligent use of advanced methods and new materials a new manufacturing process technologies high hardness materials bio medical materials etc a integration and control for new machines a compound machine tools rapid prototyping printing process integration etc Manufacturing Systems and Technologies for the New Frontier is a valuable source of knowledge and a good basis for future work for researchers scientists engineers and managers in industries interested in manufacturing technologies and will also be a useful source of reference for graduate students of manufacturing....

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Handbook of Industrial Engineering

Handbook of Industrial Engineering

A comprehensive handbook that covers the entire spectrum of modern industrial engineering from a practical standpoint Describes and discusses the utility of and weighs advantages and limitations of the methodology for methods of engineering performance measurement erogonomics manufacturing engineering quality control engineering economy information systems and quantitative methods Case studies demonstrate numerous applications....

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Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 3rd Edition

Fundamentals of Engineering Economics 3rd Edition

For Engineering Economics courses found in departments of Industrial Civil Mechanical and Electrical Engineering This text is also useful for any individual interested in the field of Industrial Civil Mechanical and Electrical Engineering From the author of the best selling Contemporary Engineering Economics text Fundamentals of Engineering Economics offers a concise but in depth coverage of all fundamental topics of Engineering Economics....

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How to Draw Manga Getting Started Kit

How to Draw Manga Getting Started Kit

This set includes the book How To Draw Manga Getting Started with sections on Basics Characters Tone Storytelling and Backgrounds Also in the set is the Tachikawa Manga Pen a precision instrument featuring a chromium plated stainless steel 02mm nib making it impervious to rust or corrosion Plus you get 10 sheets of 100 kg 8 14 x 11 34 Manga University Pro Paper and a plastic curve template The set is packaged in a hard plastic case good for storage or travel....

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Advances in Industrial Ergonomics VI

Advances in Industrial Ergonomics VI

Topics Include applications of engineering anthropometry postural strain and discomfort industrial injury prevention manual materials handling and ergonomics of rehabilitation and healthcare systems....

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Failed Stone

Failed Stone

Problems and Solutions in Contemporary Architecture Concrete and stone seem made to last forever But the fact is they develop problems It is not always as dramatic as the collapse of a section of the roof of the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport in 2004 Gradual changes also occur that may compromise the appearance and structural soundness of buildings constructed with these materials These changes can be created by efflorescence thermal stress weathering leakage and corrosion This book explains how to avoid typical kinds of failure With this in mind it systematically analyzes cases of damage in contemporary international architecture It also offers strategies for minimizing the risk of damage Examples include such high visibility structures as Finlandia Hall in Helsinki Parco della Musica in Rome and Vontz Center for Molecular Studies in Cincinnatti In eight chapters typical kinds of damage are explained and illustrated with examples....

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When I Was A Working Man

My life and times working in a marine engineering environment from 1958 until 2010.....

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Pursuing a Career in Marine Biology: Everything You Need to Know About Becoming a Marine Biologist

Pursuing a Career in Marine Biology: Everything You Need To Know About Becoming a Marine Biologist This book covers several topics including: Chapter 1: How To Become A Marine Biologist Chapter   2: Faqs In Marine Biology Chapter 3: Bachelor In Science Major In Marine Biology Chapter 4: Choosing The Right Marine Biology College Chapter 5: Earning Money As A Marine Biologist Chapter 6: Marine Biologist - The Job Description Chapter 7: Habitats In Marine Biology Chapter 8: Aquaculture And Marine Biology Chapter 9: Majoring In Marine Biology Chapter 10: Mammal Marine Biologists 101 Chapter 11: Considering Marine Biology Chapter 12: Marine Biology - The Related Professions Chapter 13: Marine Biology Jobs You Can Do Chapter 14: The Marine Biologist Chapter 15: Related Fields And Marine Biology Chapter 16: Risks And Pitfalls Of Marine Biology and so much more! Scroll up. and click on "Buy Now" to deliver almost instantly to your iPad or other reading device. ....

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Advances in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering

Advances in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering

This volume contains contributions from prominent researchers who participated in the 2007 IAENG International Conference on Operations Research Topics covered include quality management systems reliability and quality control engineering experimental design computer supported collaborative engineering human factors and ergonomics computer aided manufacturing manufacturing processes and methods engineering management and leadership optimization transportation network design stochastics modelling queueing theory and industrial applications The book offers the states of arts of tremendous advances in communication systems and electrical engineering and also serve as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working withon industrial engineering and operations research....

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Techniques of Management Engineering

Techniques of Management Engineering

The basic textbook for courses in management engineering the application of the principles of industrial efficiency engineering to the art and science of gaining through the efforts of organizations This work introduces a fully synergistic set of engineered tools for presentation by management engineers and engineering technicians to a working manager It addresses efficiency through both the structure and operation of management efforts Founded on basic industrial engineering it provides an expansion of that basic study to address management and internal support starting with management metrics and modeling and proceeding into general efficiency engineering of structure and special studies for the efficiency of management processes such as assignment delegation and internal investment....

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Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy Social Science History

Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy Social Science History

The Industrialization of Argentina, 1890?1930 Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy is pioneering microanalysis of 59 Argentinean corporations between 1890 and 1930 that explains Argentinas failure to develop an efficient manufacturing sector even as countries in similar circumstances successfully modernized....

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Metals English Heritage Research Transactions Volume 1 English Heritage Research Transactions

Metals English Heritage Research Transactions Volume 1 English Heritage Research Transactions

Six papers covering research on cast iron underside lead corrosion and lightning protection along with case studies on cathodic protection lead conservation and cleaning wrought iron As the first volume in a new series of Research Transactions this should appeal to conservators and those involved in the general maintenance and protection of buildings....

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