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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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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 Activity is one of the world's most secretive military units, but their impact on modern society is unprecedented. From the rescue of the Iranian hostages to the triumphant capture ofSaddam Hussein, the Activity has been behind the front lines of Americas battles for years, and now you can be there too. In this eye-opening new book from journalist Michael Smith, readers are taken into the world of international espionage and given a rare glimpse of the covert actions that take place under the dark of night and in the darkest recess of our society. 'Killer Elite' is essential in understanding how we'll fight the on-going War on Terror.
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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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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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Theatre Trip

By Michael Smith

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A young American director-critic's personal and professional encounter with new theatre abroad.
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