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Text only. This product does NOT include a Resource Central Access Code Card. To purchase the text with a Resource Central Access Code Card, please use ISBN: 0-13-283007-8 Building Construction: Methods and Materials for the Fire Service, Second Edition, emphasizes the impact that an understanding of the principles of building construction has on firefighting strategy. Written by an author with extensive knowledge and experience in both the fire service and construction industries, it explains building materials and processes that are involved in the construction of structures and provides students with the knowledge required to operate safely and effectively within residential or commercial buildings. Discussions of actual incidents experienced by the author and case studies containing critical thinking questions give students a better understanding of what to expect in the field.
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Moving across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor and from Mombasa to Melbourne, THE EMPEROR'S CODES reveals - for the first time - how Japan's military codes were broken in a whirlwind race between American and British code breakers, explaining step-by-step how they accomplished their daunting task. Drawing on recently declassifiedf files, privileged access to secret official histories, and interviews with many of the personnel involved, Michael Smith provides an important new story detailing the extraordinary efforts that changed the course of WWII. Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W photos. 323p.
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John Fox

By Sandra Paikowsky

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John Fox (1927 - 2008) was a painter, en educator and a mentor to generations of Canadian painters. This publication documents Fox’s return to figuration after many years of non-figurative abstraction and is supplemented by three original texts celebrating his life and career. With dozens of illustrations of Fox’s drawings, paintings and watercolors. Sandra Paikowsky is one of Canada’s most respected art historians. Peter Krausz and Michael Smith are among the country’s most eminent artists
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A history of the elite U.S. Army special operations unit describes their organization after the failed hostage rescue attempt in 1980 and their clandestine missions, from the assassinations of key al Qa'eda members to the capture of Saddam Hussein.
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The newest book from acclaimed designer Michael S. Smith showcases his exceptional take on kitchens and baths, the busiest yet most personal rooms in a home. Legendary designer Michael S. Smith has stories to tell about kitchens and bathrooms-those he has designed himself, and those that inspire him. In this fascinating and inspirational book, Smith, who has his own line of kitchen and bath fixtures for Kohler, explains how these rooms define a house. Kitchens and bathrooms are among the most expensive and labor-intensive rooms to design. But they are also opposites, the most public and private zones of a house. In three in-depth case studies and dozens of supporting examples, Smith discusses his design process for these rooms, from big-picture issues such as the social engineering of the kitchen's layout to details large and small, including the importance of choosing the right cabinet, which can be a crystallization of the architecture of the house, as well as countertops, fixtures, floors, hardware, and more.Also including a sampling of dressing rooms and breakfast rooms, along with a comprehensive resource section, this is a uniquely sophisticated take on a subject of perennial interest.
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Six

By Michael Smith

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Presents a history of the British secret intelligence service, from its beginning in 1909 until the start of World War II.
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Deciphering Nazi codes at Bletchley Park in England, WWII.
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This book is a vivid and comprehensive account of the Aztecs, the best-known people of pre-Columbian America. It examines their origins, civilization, and the distinctive realms of Aztec religion, science, and thought. It describes the conquest of their empire by the Spanish, and the fate of their descendants to the present day in Central Mexico, making use of the results of the latest excavations, historical documentation, and the author's first-hand knowledge. There is also a fascinating and detailed account of the daily life of the Aztec people, including their economy, family life, class system, and food.This second edition updates the original text with new descriptions of major archaeological sites such as Malinalco and Tlatelolco and expanded coverage of codices, religion, and areas distant from the capital. Dozens of photographs and illustrations have been added for this edition, making this the most informative and up-to-date treatment of Aztec civilization.
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This extraordinary book, originally published as Action This Day, includes descriptions by some of Britain's foremost historians of the work of Bletchley Park.
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In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan’s secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about their daunting task—made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English.The Emperor’s Codes moves across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor, from Singapore to Colombo, and from Mombasa to Melbourne. It tells the stories of John Tiltman, the British soldier turned code breaker who made many of the early breaks in Japanese diplomatic and military codes; Commander Joe Rochedort, the leading expert on Japanese in U.S. naval intelligence; Eric Nave, the Australian sailor who pioneered breakthroughs in deciphering Japanese naval codes; and Oshima Hiroshi, the hard-drinking Japanese ambassador to Berlin whose candid, often verbose reports to Tokyo of his conversations with Hitler and other high-ranking Nazis were a major source of intelligence in the war against Germany. Without the dedication demonstrated by these relatively unsung heroes, the outcome of World War II might have been very different.
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When the British military commandeered Bletchley Park in 1939 no one would have guessed that by 1945 its inmates would have contributed decisively to the Allied war effort.A melting pot of Oxbridge dons and maverick oddballs worked night and day at Station X to decode the Enigma cypher used by the Germans for high-level communications. That they succeeded, changing the course of the war, is testament to an indomitable spirit that wrenched British intelligence into the modern age, as World War II segued into the Cold War.
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What in the World!

By Michael Smith

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Captivated, melancholy and shock are emotions stirred in this remarkable global adventure. Through short vignettes, Smith narrates his personal experiences while offering glimpses of many different cultures. Readers will see budget travel in a whole new light, through the eyes of a man with a small backpack and a big curiosity.Smith’s stunning photographs and prose will make his audience laugh and be astonished about what our world is really like. Smith is a frequent lecturer on budget travel and the author of two award-winning books, "World Trivia" and "Questions for Kids".
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