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Originally publlished in hardcover in 2015 by Simon & Schuster.

Author: Jonathan Waldman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451691603

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Originally publlished in hardcover in 2015 by Simon & Schuster.
2016-03-22 By Jonathan Waldman

In 2004, the Department of Defense declared war on rust with their new 'corrosion prevention and control program', CorrDefense.9 As Jonathan Waldman chronicles in his book Rust: The LongestWar,rusthasbeencalled'thepervasivemenace','the ...

Author: Christoph F. E. Holzhey

Publisher: ICI Berlin Press

ISBN: 9783965580084

Category: Science

Page: 366

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Weathering is atmospheric, geological, temporal, transformative. It implies exposure to the elements and processes of wearing down, disintegration, or accrued patina. Weathering can also denote the ways in which subjects and objects resist and pass through storms and adversity. This volume contemplates weathering across many fields and disciplines; its contributions examine various surfaces, environments, scales, temporalities, and vulnerabilities. What does it mean to weather or withstand? Who or what is able to pass through safely? What is lost or gained in the process?
2020-10-06 By Christoph F. E. Holzhey

Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, masterfully “reveals a world that surrounds us but mostly eludes our notice” (The Boston Globe).

Author: Jonathan Waldman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501140617

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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A true story of innovation that “reads like a movie” (Seth Godin), centered on a scrappy team of engineers—far from the Silicon Valley limelight—and their quest to revolutionize the traditional trade of masonry by building a robot that can lay bricks. Humans have landed men on the moon, programmed cars to drive themselves, and put the knowledge of our entire civilization in your back pocket. But no one—from MIT nerds to Army Corps engineers—has ever built a robot that can lay bricks as well as a mason. Unlike the controlled conditions of a factory line, where robots are now ubiquitous, no two construction sites are alike, and a day’s work involves countless variables—bricks that range in size and quality, temperamental mortar mixes, uneven terrain, fickle weather, and moody foremen. Twenty-five years ago, on a challenging construction job in Syracuse, architect Nate Podkaminer had a vision of a future full of efficient, automated machines that freed bricklayers from the repetitive, toilsome burden of lifting, in bricks, the equivalent of a Ford truck every few days. Offhandedly, he mentioned the idea to his daughter’s boyfriend, and after some inspired scheming, the architect and engineer—soon to be in-laws—cofounded a humble start-up called Construction Robotics. Working out of a small trailer, they recruited a boldly unconventional team of engineers to build the Semi-Automated Mason: SAM. In classic American tradition, a small, unlikely, and eccentric family-run start-up sought to reimagine the behemoth $1 trillion construction industry—the second biggest industry in America—in bootstrap fashion. In the tradition of Tracy Kidder’s The Soul of a New Machine, SAM unfolds as an engineering drama, full of trials and setbacks, heated showdowns between meticulous scientists and brash bricklayers (and their even more opinionated union), and hard-earned milestone achievements. Jonathan Waldman, acclaimed author of Rust, masterfully “reveals a world that surrounds us but mostly eludes our notice” (The Boston Globe).
2020-01-07 By Jonathan Waldman

The spread of rust on metal surfaces is most prevalent and visible in the northeast of the United States. ... Recent books like Jonathan Waldman's Rust: The Longest War 8re count many incidents of that type, while other books like Allen ...

Author: Jean-Michel Rabaté

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501329517

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. It's happening all the time, all around us. We cover it up. We ignore it. Rust takes on the many meanings of this oxidized substance, showing how technology bleeds into biology and ecology. Jean-Michel Rabate ́ combines art, science, and autobiography to share his fascination with peeling paints and rusty metal sheets. Rust, he concludes, is a place where things living, built, and remembered commingle. Object Lessons is published in partnership with an essay series in The Atlantic.
2018-03-08 By Jean-Michel Rabaté

In Rust: The Longest War, Jonathan Waldman writes that “[r]ust represents the disordering of the modern, and it reveals many of our vices: greed, pride, arrogance, impatience, and sloth. It reveals the potency of ...

Author: Jonathan F. Krell

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781789627886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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In France, the fundamental intellectual debate over ecology might best be summarized by the contrasting views of Michel Serres and Luc Ferry. In The Natural Contract, Serres calls for an end to humans’ war on nature: Our world view must turn from anthropocentric to ecocentric, and our relationship to the earth must become symbiotic instead of parasitic. Luc Ferry’s response to Serres in The New Ecological Order ridicules the metaphor of a natural contract, by which humans (and humanism) would no longer reign over the earth. Ferry accuses Serres and other ecological thinkers of being “premodern” and “prehumanistic”; valuing nonhuman life as much as human life evokes the ridiculous trials of five centuries ago when beetles and rats were threatened with excommunication if they did not cease their antihuman activities. After analyzing the Serres-Ferry debate, Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics examines environmental themes in novels by Michel Tournier, Stéphane Audeguy, and Chantal Chawaf. It then considers the complex and evolving relationship between humans and animals as expressed in novels by Vercors and Olivia Rosenthal, and in philosophical works by Jacques Derrida, Élisabeth de Fontenay, and Peter Singer, among others. Two novels each by the humanist J.-C. Rufin and the humorist Iegor Gran provide a dose of healthy skepticism. Rufin’s stories reveal the potential dark side of extreme environmentalism—authoritarianism and terrorism—while Gran’s hilarious satires critique some environmentalists’ piousness, opportunism, humorlessness, and antihumanism. The book concludes that environmentalism and humanism are not incompatible, if we proceed beyond the traditional humanism of Ferry and other modernists. Essays by philosophers such as Claude Lévi-Strauss, Pierre Rabhi, Edgar Morin, and Michel Maffesoli demonstrate that an inclusive, ecological humanism is not only possible but necessary for our survival.
2020-09-01 By Jonathan F. Krell

Visible rust on the rocker-panels had roused my concern about the chassis, and led me to read Jonathan Waldman's Rust: The Longest War, which details the destructive power of rust in cars, planes, ships, and the Statue of Liberty's ...

Author: Carl H. Klaus

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609387860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

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"Essays, written and collected over ten years, documenting Carl Klaus' 80s. Topics ranging from aging, food, finances, health, reading, writing, Trump, and social upheavals"--
2021 By Carl H. Klaus

Jonathan Waldman, Rust: The Longest War (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015), 21. 9. Waldman, Rust, 7. Pamela Engel, “Donald Trump Just Mocked Marco Rubio's Supposedly Big Ears at a Rally,” Business Insider, February 26, 2016, ...

Author: Rick James

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 9781631465093

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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To be asleep is to be oblivious to being oblivious. The danger of sleep is the danger of carbon monoxide: it’s colorless and odorless, and you’re anesthetized before you know it—before you ever hit the floor. And for the follower of Jesus, it’s just as dangerous—because the Christian who is “asleep” is spiritually unreceptive. If anything will be our undoing, sleep will. In this thoughtful, engaging, challenging book, Rick James dives deep into the New Testament’s teachings on spiritual wakefulness, calling Christ-followers to defy the darkness and remain awake as they await Christ’s return. Because being awake—continually in prayer, watchful for God’s will, expectant of open doors, cautious of sin, desiring to serve, eager to repent, continuously giving thanks, willing to witness, embracing of humility, overflowing with kindness, persevering in obedience—changes everything.
2017-01-01 By Rick James

Rust: The Longest War. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster. Waldrop, M. W. 2014, Plasma physics: the ... Warneck, P. 1988. Chemistry of the Natural Atmosphere. ... Chinese drywall linked to corrosion. The New York Times, November 23.

Author: Stephen Kesler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107074910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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Written for students and professionals, this revised textbook surveys the mineral industry from geological, environmental and economic perspectives. Thoroughly updated, the text includes a new chapter on technology industry metals as well as separate chapters on mineral economics and environmental geochemistry. Carefully designed figures simplify difficult concepts and show the location of important deposits and trade patterns, emphasising the true global nature of mineral resources. Featuring boxes highlighting special interest topics, the text equips students with the skills they need to contribute to the energy and mineral questions currently facing society, including issues regarding oil pipelines, nuclear power plants, water availability and new mining locations. Technical terms are highlighted when first used, and references are included to allow students to delve more deeply into areas of interest. Multiple choice and short answer questions are provided for instructors online at to complete the teaching package.
2015-09-30 By Stephen Kesler

Forgotten Fifteenth: The Daring Airmen Who Crippled Hitler's War Machine. Washington, DC: Regnery History, 2014. Time. “Weather or Not? ... 3 (July 1959): 369–386. Waldman, Jonathan. Rust: The Longest War. New York: Simon &

Author: Jim Leeke

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9780912777979

Category: Science

Page: 272

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More than half a century ago, New York City felt the increasing effects of drought, which lasted throughout 1949 and into 1950. By February, the desperate city had to try something different. Mayor William O'Dwyer hired a municipal rainmaker. Dr. Wallace E. Howell was an inspired choice. The handsome, 35-year-old Harvard-educated meteorologist was the ideal scientist—soft-spoken, modest and articulate. No fast-talking prairie huckster, he took credit for nothing he couldn't prove with sound empirical data. Howell's meticulous nature often baffled jaded New Yorkers. Over the next year, his leadership of a small ground and air armada, and his unprecedented scientific campaign to replenish the city's Catskills reservoirs, captured the imagination of the world. New York's cloud-seeding and rainmaking efforts would remain the stuff of legends—and controversy—for decades.This is the first in-depth look at New York City's only official rainmaker—an unintentional celebrity, dedicated scientist and climate entrepreneur, whose activities stirred up controversy among government officials, meteorologists, theologians, farmers and resort owners alike.
2019-04-02 By Jim Leeke

1 2 3 4 5 For a fascinating account of corrosion (really!), read Jonathan Waldman, Rust: The Longest War (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2016). I assume an average engine speed of 2,500 rpm and an average vehicle speed of 30 mph, ...

Author: Matthew Crawford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473553163

Category: Transportation

Page: 241

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Why We Drive is a rebellious and daring celebration of the human spirit and the competence of ordinary people by the bestselling author of The Case for Working with Your Hands. Once we were drivers on the open road. Today we are more often in the back seat of an Uber. As we hurtle toward a 'self-driving' future, are we destined to become passengers in our own lives too? In Why We Drive, the philosopher and mechanic Matthew Crawford celebrates the risk, skill and freedom of driving. He reveals what we are losing to technology and government control in the modern world, and speaks up for play, dissent and occasionally being scared witless. 'Fascinating... A pleasure to read' Sunday Times 'Persuasive and thought-provoking... A vivid and heartfelt manifesto' Observer
2020-06-09 By Matthew Crawford