Field guides are often difficult to identify, since there is no specific subject heading for them and titles can be unreliable indicators of format. Yet these popular scientific tools (designed to assist amateurs in identifying plants, animals, and objects) are also widely used by scientists, naturalists, foresters, wildlife managers, and other professionals and most libraries contain numerous field guides in their collections. 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. This permits users to quickly and easily discover whether a guide is available for a particular subject and determine its scope and format. Invaluable as a ready reference and collection development tool, this
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<b>A Complete overview of theory, selection, design, operation, and maintenance</b> <p> This text offers a thorough overview of the operating characteristics, efficiencies, design features, troubleshooting, and maintenance of dynamic and positive displacement process gas compressors. The author examines a wide spectrum of compressors used in heavy process industries, with an emphasis on improving reliability and avoiding failure. Readers learn both the theory underlying compressors as well as the myriad day-to-day practical issues and challenges that chemical engineers and plant operation personnel must address. <p> The text features: <ul> <li>Latest design and manufacturing details of dynamic and positive displacement process gas compressors <li>Examination of the full range of machines available for the heavy process industries <li>Thorough presentation of the arrangements, material composition, and basic laws governing the design of all important process gas compressors <li>Guidance on selecting optimum compressor configurations, controls, components, and auxiliaries to maximize reliability <li>Monitoring and performance analysis for optimal machinery condition <li>Systematic methods to avoid failure through the application of field-tested reliability enhancement concepts <li>Fluid instability and externally pressurized bearings <li>Reliability-driven asset management strategies for compressors <li>Upstream separator and filter issues </ul> <p> The text's structure is carefully designed to build knowledge and skills by starting with key principles and then moving to more advanced material. Hundreds of photos depicting various types of compressors, components, and processes are provided throughout. <p> Compressors often represent a multi-million dollar investment for such applications as petrochemical processing and refining, refrigeration, pipeline transport, and turbochargers and superchargers for internal combustion engines. This text enables the broad range of engineers and plant managers who work with these compressors to make the most of the investment by leading them to the best decisions for selecting, operating, upgrading, maintaining, and troubleshooting.
Reports the habitat, diet, life cycle, and other characteristics of a variety of unusual monsters, as observed and recorded by a monstrologist.
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