by Sharan Newman, The Shanghai Tunnel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Shanghai Tunnel book, Portland, 1868. It is a rough hewn place, an exploding trading post that has dreams of becoming a metropolis. Horace Stratton, one of Portland's wealthiest heirs, has decided to come home for good after amassing yet another fortune in Shanghai. With him comes his wife Emily, a shy daughter of missionaries, and their teenaged son. On the brink of that happy return, Horace suddenly falls ill and dies in San Francisco. Emily and her son bring her husband home to Portland and they try to settle into this new culture. While they look as if they should belong, Portland is a strange and unsettling place for them. Emily is guilt-ridden, but sorrow is one of the few emotions she didn't feel when told of her husband's passing. For Emily had learned more about her husband's past than anyone would believe. And she discovers that all of his schemes did not die with him. His partners very much want Emily and her son to go away... by whatever means necessary. Emily will have to delve into her husband's seedy and painful past and set things right so that she can make a life for herself and her son in this strange land. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
by R. Huang, The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel Theory Design And Construction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel Theory Design And Construction book, One of the world's currently largests tunnel projects is under construction at the Yangtze River estuary: the Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel project, with its length of 8950 m and a diameter of 15.43 m. The Shanghai Yangtze River Tunnel. Theory, Design and Construction, which was presented as a special issue at the occasion of the 6th International
by Lee Widener, Under The Shanghai Tunnels Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Under The Shanghai Tunnels book, "In these stories you'll discover legends, monsters, secret tunnels, and magical elves--along with some interesting true history. Widener has a way of combining the gritty and the whimsical, crafting tall tales that exude a streetwise wisdom and his own unique sense of humor. Imagine traditional fairy tales embellished by a wise-cracking favorite uncle, and you're almost there." - S.P. Miskowski, author of I Wish I Was Like You "Reading Lee Widener is like listening to late-night radio: Uncanny, unpredictable, unusual, and apt to introduce you to your next favorite thing. The stories in Under the Shanghai Tunnels showcase Widener at his bizarro best, mashing up monster movies, Lovecraftian squick, and Dr. Demento-style pop weirdness. Pick it up and have a blast!" - Ross E. Lockhart Editor & Publisher, Word Horde Books "Moody, atmospheric and dripping with dread, Lee Widener's collection is not to be missed." -Kate Jonez, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author "Weird tales indeed. The most entertaining/funny/strange collection I've read this year. Widener should probably be institutionalized. Great stories from a very imaginative author." - Gina Ranalli, author of Mother Puncher and Suicide Girls in the Afterlife
by Kui Chen, Shield Construction Techniques In Tunneling Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shield Construction Techniques In Tunneling book, Shield Construction Techniques in Tunnelling presents the latest on this fast, environmentally-friendly and relatively safe construction technique, reflecting on its technical risks and challenges as seen in China. Sections introduce the type of shields, the history of the technique, shielding principles, selection, management, the latest techniques in operation, consider engineering cases, discuss construction in gravel, soft-soil, composite, and rock strata, and present video clips of construction that are accessible through QR codes embedded in the text. The book combines theory and practical experience, giving the reader unique insights into shield equipment and construction techniques. The shield tunneling technique is being used very widely, particularly in China, which is building urban-rail transit systems at an unparalleled scale and speed. The use of tunneling-shields provides a fast, relatively-safe, and ecologically-friendly method for the construction of tunnels. However, a number of incidents have shown the risks involved in tunnelling through geologically complex areas. Gives the principles and practice of shield construction techniques, including shield selection and operation Demonstrates the latest technologies in shield construction that can be applied in practice Reflects on the technical risks and challenges of shield construction, based on extensive use of the technique for tunnel construction in China Discusses challenges in construction in gravel, soft-soil, composite and rock strata Provides engineers with applicable insights into shield equipment and construction techniques
by Shuying Wang, Shield Tunnel Engineering Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Shield Tunnel Engineering book, Shield Tunnel Engineering: From Theory to Practice is a key technique that offers one of the most important ways to build tunnels in fast, relatively safe, and ecologically friendly ways. The book presents state-of-the-art solutions for engineers working within the field of shield tunnelling technology for railways. It includes expertise from major projects in shield tunnel construction for high-speed rail, subways and other major projects. In particular, it presents a series of advances in shield muck conditioning technology, slurry treatment, backfill grouting, and environmental impact and control. In this volume, foundational knowledge is combined with the latest advances in shield tunnel engineering. Twelve chapters cover key areas including geological investigation, the types, structures and workings of shield machines, selecting a machine, shield segment design, shield tunnelling parameter control, soil conditioning for earth pressure balance (EPB) shield tunnelling, shield slurry treatment, backfill grouting, environmental impact, and problems in shield tunnel structures and their amelioration. This book presents the essential knowledge needed for shield tunnel engineering, the latest advances in the field, and practical guidance for engineers. Presents the foundational concepts of shield tunnel engineering Gives the latest advances in shield tunnel engineering techniques Considers common problems in shield tunnel structures and their solutions Lays out step-by-step guidance for engineers working with shield tunnelling Assesses environmental impacts and their control in shield tunnel engineering
by Charles W.W. Ng, Geotechnical Aspects Of Underground Construction In Soft Ground Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Geotechnical Aspects Of Underground Construction In Soft Ground book, This volume comprises a collection of four special lectures, six general reports and 112 papers presented at the Sixth International Symposium of Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground (IS-Shanghai) held between 10 and 12 April 2008 in Shanghai, China.The Symposium was organised by Tongji University and the following t
by Joe Streckert, Storied Scandalous Portland Oregon Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Storied Scandalous Portland Oregon book, When vice and scandal are all fun and games. Portland, Oregon began as a town of itinerant young men who had no shortage of diversions at the end of the workday. This city grew up with lots of revelry and little regulation. After the last tree fell in logging season and after the workday ended on the docks, those young men broke out the cards. Saloon culture quickly took hold in Portland, offering alcohol, sex, gambling, and other diversions. This book traces the storied and scandalous history of Portland, from the underground and elite saloons and gambling rings to the vice, scandal, and fun they brought. Readers will meet the impresarios, gangsters, and racketeers who colored Portland’s history.