Make: Tools

How They Work and How to Use Them
Author: Charles Platt
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1680452509
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 272
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Whether you’re interested in becoming a handyman or developing artisanal woodworking skills, the place to begin is by learning the fundamentals of using basic workshop tools correctly. The place to find out how is right here. Make: Tools is shop class in a book. Consumer-level 3D printers and CNC machines are opening up new possibilities for makers. But there will always be a need for traditional workshop skills and tools. Charles Platt's Make: Tools applies the same approach to its subject matter as his bestselling Make: Electronics -- in-depth explanations and hands-on projects that gradually increase in level of challenge. Illustrated in full color with hundreds of photographs and line drawings, the book serves as a perfect introduction to workshop tools and materials for young adults and adults alike. Platt focuses on basic hands tools and assumes no prior experience or knowledge on the part of the reader. The projects all result in fun games, toys, and puzzles. The book serves as both a hands-on tutorial a reference that will be returned to again and again.

Tutorials in Operations Research

State-of-the-art Decision-making Tools in the Information-intensive Age
Author: Zhi-Long Chen
Publisher: INFORMS
ISBN: N.A
Category: Operations research
Page: 337
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Tools to Aid Environmental Decision Making


Author: Virginia H. Dale,Mary R. English
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387985558
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 342
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This te×t identifies and presents tools to environmental decision-makers to help them improve the quality and clarity of their work. These tools range from software to policy approaches, and from environmental databases to focus groups.

Hearings Before the Committee on Naval Affairs of the House of Representatives on Sundry Legislation Affecting the Naval Establishment, 1941-[1942], Seventy-seventh Congress, First-[second] Session


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Naval Affairs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Evolution and Social Life


Author: Tim Ingold
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521289559
Category: Culture
Page: 431
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The concept of evolution is central in anthropology, although the meaning of the term is open to debate. This book examines the ways in which the idea of evolution has been handled in anthropology from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, and by comparing biological, historical, and anthropological approaches to the study of human culture and social life, it lays the foundation for their effective synthesis. Unique in its scope and breadth of theoretical vision, and cutting across the boundaries of natural science and the humanities, it is a major contribution both to the history of anthropological and social thought, and to the contemporary debate on the relationship between human nature, culture, and social life.

Greening through IT


Author: Tomlinson
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262288354
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Environmental issues often span long periods of time, far-flung areas, and labyrinthine layers of complexity. In Greening through IT, Bill Tomlinson investigates how the tools and techniques of information technology (IT) can help us tackle environmental problems at such vast scales. Tomlinson describes theoretical, technological, and social aspects of a growing interdisciplinary approach to sustainability, "Green IT," offering both a human-centered framework for understanding Green IT systems and specific examples and case studies of Green IT in action. Tomlinson descrobes many efforts toward sustainability supported by IT--from fishers in India who maximized the sales potential of their catch by coordinating their activities with mobile phones to the installation of smart meters that optimize electricity use in California households--and offers three detailed studies of specific research projects that he and his colleagues have undertaken: EcoRaft, an interactive museum exhibit to help children learn principles of restoration ecology; Trackulous, a set of web-based tools with which people can chart their own environmental behavior; and GreenScanner, an online system that provides access to environmental-impact reports about consumer products. Taken together, these examples illustrate the significant environmental benefits that innovations in information technology can enable.

ASM Specialty Handbook

Tool Materials
Author: Joseph R. Davis
Publisher: ASM International
ISBN: 9780871705457
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 501
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If you are involved with machining or metalworking or you specify materials for industrial components, this book is an absolute must. It gives you detailed and comprehensive information about the selection, processing, and properties of materials for machining and metalworking applications. They include wrought and powder metallurgy tool steels, cobalt base alloys, cemented carbides, cermets, ceramics, and ultra-hard materials. You'll find specific guidelines for optimizing machining productivity through the proper selection of cutting tool materials plus expanded coverage on the use of coatings to extend cutting tool and die life. There is also valuable information on alternative heat treatments for improving the toughness of tool and die steels. All new material on the correlation of heat treatment microstructures and properties of tool steels is supplemented with dozens of photomicrographs. Information on special tooling considerations for demanding applications such as isothermal forging, die casting of metal matrix composites, and molding of corrosive plastics is also included. And you'll learn about alternatives to ferrous materials for metalworking applications such as carbides, cermets, ceramics, and nonferrous metals like aluminum, nickel, and copper base alloys.

Hit It! History of Tools


Author: Dona Herweck Rice
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 9781433336805
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Presents a history of tools human use to build, hunt, and make life easier.

Tools and Machines


Author: Steve Tomecek
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604131713
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 182
View: 2020
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Describes how humans first started using tools and traces the evolution of tools from simple stone implements to the high-tech devices of today, and includes experiments illustrating the scientific concepts behind tools.

National Airspace System free flight tools show promise, but implementation challenges remain.


Author: N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1428948937
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Hand and the Brain

From Lucy's Thumb to the Thought-Controlled Robotic Hand
Author: Göran Lundborg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1447153340
Category: Medical
Page: 197
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This book presents the human hand from an overall perspective – from the first appearance of hand-like structures in the fins of big fishes living millions of years ago to today ́s and the future’s mind-controlled artificial hands. Much focus is given to the extremely well-developed sensation of the hand, its importance and its linkage to brain plasticity mechanisms. How can active hands rapidly expand their representational area in the brain? How can the sense of touch substitute for other deficient senses, such as in Braille reading where hand sensation substitutes for missing vision? How can the mere observation of active hands, belonging to others, activate the hand area in the observer’s own brain and what is the importance of this phenomenon for learning by imitation and the understanding of other peoples’ actions, gestures and body language? Why are some of us left-handed and what are the consequences from cultural and physiological viewpoints? Why does phantom sensation and phantom pain occur after hand amputation, and what can we do about it? Why can salamanders regenerate new extremities while humans can not? Is it possible to transplant a hand from a diseased individual to an amputee? Can artificial robotic hands be controlled by our mind, and can they ever gain the role of a normal hand? What role did the hand and the brain play during evolution in tool construction and development of language and cognitive functions? The hand has a high symbolic value in religion, literature and art and our hands have a key role in gestures and body language. The Hand and the Brain is aimed at anybody with interest in life sciences, in the medical field especially hand surgeons, orthopaedic specialists, neurologists and general practitioners, and those working in rehabilitation medicine and pain treatment. The original Swedish version of The Hand and the Brain has also become very popular among physiotherapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and among a general population with an interest in science.

Classic Joints with Power Tools


Author: Yeung Chan
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579902797
Category: House & Home
Page: 174
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“Chan takes you through the steps required to make the jo∫ even the most exotic joint will seem easy to make.”—Canadian Woodworking. “Outstanding instructions, illustrations, and colorful photos...All skill levels; should be part of most public library collections.”—Library Journal. “Excellent....The adaptable approach, combined with the sheer number of joints covered, makes this one of the best books on joinery that I’ve seen.”—Fine Woodworking.

A Weaver's Garden

Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
Author: Rita Buchanan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486407128
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 228
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Valuable hints from a veteran botanist and weaver on dyeing fibers and fabrics, what soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, advice on fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics, plant materials to use as tools, suggestions for planning and creating a garden featuring cotton, flax, indigo, and much more. Includes an abundance of illustrations.

The Child's Book of Nature

Three Parts in One ...
Author: Worthington Hooker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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The Child's Book of Nature: Animals


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Animals


Author: Worthington Hooker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Decision Tools for Radiation Oncology

Prognosis, Treatment Response and Toxicity
Author: Carsten Nieder,Laurie E. Gaspar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642371027
Category: Medical
Page: 305
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A look at the recent oncology literature or a search of the common databases reveals a steadily increasing number of nomograms and other prognostic models. These models may predict the risk of relapse, lymphatic spread of a given malignancy, toxicity, survival, etc. Pathology information, gene signatures, and clinical data may all be used to compute the models. This trend reflects increasingly individualized treatment concepts, the need for approaches that achieve a favorable balance between effectiveness and side-effects, and the goal of optimal resource utilization reflecting prognostic knowledge. In order to avoid misuse, it is important to understand the limits and caveats of prognostic and predictive models. This book provides a comprehensive overview of such decision tools for radiation oncology, stratified by disease site, which will enable readers to make informed choices in daily clinical practice and to critically follow the future development of new tools in the field.>

How to Use & Care for Woodworking Tools


Author: Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811727945
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 230
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Everything you need to know about every kind of tool, saw, planes, chisels, marking and testing tools, drills, knives, hammers, clamps, and basic power tools. Learn how they are made, how they function, and how to condition them. Step-by-step exercises show proper use of each tool and easy projects demonstrate the application of techniques. All you need to do is read through this book, get a good tool and a piece of honest to goodness wood, and get started. At the end of it all you will know how to judge the keenness of a blade by eye. You will be able to use a plane in much the same way as did your folks way back. You will know how and why a bent gouge does what it does. You will be able to cut a joint and shape and fashion a piece of oak. You will be able to sit in a chair of your own making. You will be able to build furniture for the whole house. All are wonderful experiences that should not be missed.

Financial Analysis and Decision Making

Tools and Techniques to Solve Financial Problems and Make Effective Business Decisions
Author: David E. Vance
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071406659
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 411
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A solid understanding of financial analysis is an essential­­but often overlooked­­prerequisite to making key strategic decisions.Financial Analysis and Decision Making explains how all professionals can use the tools and techniques of financial analysis to define problems, gather and organize relevant information, and improve problem-solving skills. David E. Vance, C.P.A., is an instructor in the M.B.A. program at Rutgers University School of Business and director of executive development for the Rohrer Center for Management and Entrepreneurship.