As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world's first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003200/bk_lili_003200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is for diligent individuals aiming for the edge in business negotiations.The secrets revealed in this audiobook are based on ancient strategic principles and have been evaluated by seasoned executives. Frank Feather, special advisor to the government of China on economic modernization and market reform since 1984, says: "This excellent pocket-sized book is your passport to business success in China! It is crammed with bite-sized pieces of essential content - all pertinent, relevant, well-written, and to-the-point. Take it on the airplane to read, and skim it before every key meeting." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Westphalen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137138/bk_acx0_137138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What if you were able to learn the secret from Jesus' best friend for awakening true followers? Jesus' best friend John chose seven signs through which to help us better understand the nature of the kingdom. Jesus came to introduce. It’s not enough to “believe", as the inadequate English translation of the word pisteuo would have us understand. John shows us how Jesus used these signs to awaken ordinary people to believe “all in” and become sold-out Christ followers.This seven-week journey will explore the seven ways Jesus awakened sleeping giants to become true kingdom followers and change the world. No amount of new facts about Jesus would be the jangling alarm to awaken true followers. Watching someone parachute out from an airplane is nowhere near the same thing as jumping yourself. New Testament believers went “all in” to follow Jesus, and that is the route plotted by John for you. It is my desire that this seven-week journey will awaken you from your slumber (Eph. 5:14), and you will include and encourage those around you to become true followers of Jesus as you learn essential kingdom skills necessary to develop multiplying disciples. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Grider. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/175472/bk_acx0_175472_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human, The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world's most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles and the search for renewable energy sources.While the scientist may identify problems, it falls to the engineer to solve them. It is the inherent practicality of engineering, which takes into account structural, economic, environmental, and other factors that science often does not consider, that makes engineering vital to answering our most urgent concerns.Henry Petroski takes us inside the research, development, and debates surrounding the most critical challenges of our time, exploring the feasibility of biofuels, the progress of battery-operated cars, and the question of nuclear power. He gives us an in-depth investigation of the various options for renewable energy - among them solar, wind, tidal, and ethanol - explaining the benefits and risks of each. Will windmills soon populate our landscape the way they did in previous centuries? Will synthetic trees, said to be more efficient at absorbing harmful carbon dioxide than real trees, soon dot our prairies? Will we construct a sunshade in outer space to protect ourselves from dangerous rays? In many cases, the technology already exists. Whats needed is not so much invention as engineering.Just as the great achievements of centuries past - the steamship, the airplane, the moon landin - once seemed beyond reach, the solutions to the 21st century's problems await only a similar coordination of science and engineering. Eloquently reasoned and written, The Essential Engineer identifies and illuminates these problems and, above all, sets out a course for putting ideas into action. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002199/bk_rand_002199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you have ever flown in an airplane, used electricity from a nuclear power plant, or taken an antibiotic, you have benefited from a brilliant mistake. Each of these life-changing innovations was the result of many missteps and an occasional brilliant insight that turned a mistake into a surprising portal of discovery. In Brilliant Mistakes, Paul Schoemaker, founder and chairman of Decision Strategies International, shares critical insights on the surprising benefits of making well-chosen mistakes. Brilliant Mistakes explores why minimizing mistakes may be the greatest mistake of all, situations when mistakes are most beneficial and when they should be avoided, the counter-intuitive idea that we should deliberately permit errors at times, and how to make the most of brilliant mistakes to improve business results. Brilliant Mistakes is based on solid academic research and insights from Schoemaker’s work with more than 100 organizations, as well as his provocative Harvard Business Review article with Robert Gunther, "The Wisdom of Deliberate Mistakes". Schoemaker provides a practical roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself. Gildan Media is proud to bring you another Wharton Digital Press Audiobook. These notable audiobooks contain the essential tools that can be applied to every facet of your career. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Courvoisier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001108/bk_gdan_001108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. (John 17:3)A commentary on the gospel of John and the three epistles of John. The writings of John have a very special focus on God the Father. Many people who know Jesus, or claim to know him, have a limited or nonexistent personal knowledge of God the Father. It is, of course, essential for us to know Jesus, but his fervent desire is that we may also know the Father so intimately that we can ask him for whatsoever we will in Jesus’ name and our prayers may be granted. By the Holy Spirit, we can have such deep and intimate communion with Jesus and the Father "that seeing our love for one another, everyone shall know that we are his disciples." (John 13:35).About the AuthorRussell Stendal, a former hostage of Colombian rebels, is a lifelong missionary to that same group in the jungles of Colombia. He is an influential friend to military and government leaders in Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and the United States. Russell’s ministry shares the gospel via 12 radio stations, hundreds of thousands of Bibles, books, and movies distributed through airplane parachute drops, and numerous speaking engagements for groups of leaders, prisoners, and individuals. Russell goes wherever the Lord leads, whether it’s to speak with a president or to go deep into the jungle to help an individual in trouble. He has witnessed thousands commit their lives to Christ. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Stendal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137679/bk_acx0_137679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), located in Chantilly, Virginia, is one of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. It designs, builds, and operates the spy satellites of the United States government.The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) develops and operates unique and innovative space reconnaissance systems and conducts intelligence-related activities essential for U.S. National Security.It also coordinates collection and analysis of information from airplane and satellite reconnaissance by the military services and the Central Intelligence Agency. It is funded through the National Reconnaissance Program, which is part of the National Foreign Intelligence Program. The agency is part of the Department of Defense.
Noise generated by high-lift devices is an essential part of the emitted sound of an airplane especially during approach when the engines run almost in idle conditions. The sound spectra are characterized by a mix of tonal and broadband components which are originated by the turbulent flow field, i.e., the noise generation is dominated by vortex-vortex and vortexwall interaction. Therefore, in the present study the turbulent flow field over a slat-main wing configuration is investigated by a large-eddy simulation (LES) and subsequently, the obtained unsteady flow data is used to analyze the acoustic field based on the acoustic perturbation equations (APE). The computations are performed at a freestream MACH number of Ma=0.16 at an angle of attack of 13 deg. The REYNOLDS number which is based on the clean chord length and the freestream velocity is Re= 1.4x10 6 . It is shown that a pure LES is not suitable for industrial applications when high REYNOLDS numbers are considered due to the vast required computational effort. Therefore, in the present work a zonal method is developed and implemented which combines the Ravsorns-averaged NAVIER-STOKES (RANS) equations and the spatially filtered NAVIER-STOKES equations solved in a large-eddy simulation, i.e., in regions where unsteady turbulent flow data is required an LES is performed whereas the remaining flow field regions are computed by a RANS simulation which is in terms of computational effort more efficient than an LES. First, the zonal RANS/LES method is validated by turbulent channel flow simulations and, second, it is applied to the slat-main wing configuration.