Author : M J Dees Genre : Fiction Publisher : M J Dees ISBN : 9781393845850 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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When the collapse came, Jim and Annabel found themselves in a fight for survival against those who would take rather than create. With England in a freefall towards anarchy, they were on their own. Even their daughter, Olivia, had left to establish a commune with Jim's political enemy but they too soon found themselves under attack. Surrounded by hundreds of miles of hostile territory, can they find a way to defend their land, their lives and their community? Collapse is book two in the dystopian Collapse series
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science Genre : Building failures Publisher : US House of Representatives ISBN : UCSD:31822030847651 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Author : Feng Fu Genre : Technology & Engineering Publisher : CRC Press ISBN : 9781498706803 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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Hard Guidance on Preventing Disproportionate CollapseDisproportionate collapse is a pressing issue in current design practice. Numerous causes are possible - especially forms of extreme loading, such as blast, fire, earthquake, or vehicle collisions. But it is the mechanism and its prevention which are of especial interest and concern.After the Wor
Author : William L. Huff Genre : Building, Bombproof Publisher : ISBN : UOM:39015086527911 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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The objective of the study reported herein was to determine the response, up to collapse, of a conventional floor and framing system typical of the systems which would be located over a basement fallout shelter in a steel frame building. Static and dynamic tests were conducted on two 1/4.5-scale models of the basement shelter area from a multistory steel frame prototype structure designed for this study.
Author : Dmitry Orlov Genre : Business & Economics Publisher : New Society Publishers ISBN : 9781550925272 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A user’s guide to economic, political, social and cultural collapse. In the face of political impotence, resource depletion, and catastrophic climate change, many of us have become reconciled to an uncertain future. However, popular perception of how this future might actually unfold varies wildly from "a severe and prolonged recession," to James Howard Kunstler's "long emergency," to the complete breakdown of civilization. In The Five Stages of Collapse , Dmitry Orlov posits a taxonomy of collapse, offering a surprisingly optimistic perspective on surviving the sweeping changes of the day with health and sanity intact. Arguing that it is during periods of disruption and extreme uncertainty that broad cultural change becomes possible, Orlov steers the reader through the challenges of financial, commercial, and political collapse. He suggests that if the first three stages are met with the appropriate responses, further breakdown may be arrested before the extremes of social and cultural collapse are reached. Drawing on a detailed examination of post-collapse societies, including the Somali people of Africa, the Pashtuns of Afghanistan, the Roma of Central and Eastern Europe, and even the Russian mafia, The Five Stages of Collapse describes successful adaptations in areas such as finance, self-governance, and social and cultural organization. These fascinating case studies provide a unique perspective on the characteristics that determine highly resilient communities. Shot through with Orlov's trademark dark humor, this is an invaluable toolkit for creating workable post-collapse solutions. Dmitry Orlov was born in Leningrad, Russia, and immigrated to the United States. He is the author of Reinventing Collapse and maintains the phenomenally popular blog Club Orlov.
Author : Bruce W. Bennett Genre : History Publisher : Rand Corporation ISBN : 9780833081759 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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A North Korean government collapse would have serious consequences, including a humanitarian disaster and civil war. The Republic of Korea and the United States can help mitigate the consequences, seeking unification by being prepared to deliver humanitarian aid in the North, stop conflict, demilitarize the North Korean military over time, secure and eliminate North Korean weapons of mass destruction, and manage Chinese intervention.
Author : Vincent Dunn Genre : Technology & Engineering Publisher : PennWell Books ISBN : 9781593702335 Type book : PDF, Epub, Kindle and Mobi
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1. General collapse information 2. Terms of construction and building design 3. Building construction: firefighting problems and structural hazards 4. Masonry wall collapse 5. Collapse dangers of parapet walls 6. Wood floor collapse 7. Sloping peak roof collapse 8. Timber truss roof collapse 9. Flat roof collapse 10. Lightweight steel roof and floor collapse 11. Lightweight wood truss collapse 12. Ceiling collapse 13. Stairway collapse 14. Fire escape dangers 15. Wood-frame building collapse 16. Collapse hazards of buildings under construction 17. Collapse caused by master stream operations 18. Search-and-rescue at a building collapse 19. Safety precautions prior to collapse 20. Why the World Trade Center Towers collapsed 21. High-rise building collapse 22. Post-fire analysis 23. Early floor collapse EPILOGUE: Are architects, engineers, and code-writing officials friends of the firefighters?