Raising Steam

Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks. ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Raising Steam is the third and final book in the Moist ...

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448171199

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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‘I could tell which of my fellow tube passengers had downloaded it to their e-readers by the bouts of spontaneous laughter’ Ben Aaronovitch, Guardian The Discworld is very much like our own – if our own were to consist of a flat planet balanced on the back of four elephants which stand on the back of a giant turtle, that is . . . Change is in the air for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, con-man, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office. A steaming, clanging new invention – a steam locomotive named Iron Girder, to be precise – is drawing astonished crowds. Suddenly it’s a matter of national importance that the trains run on time. Moist does not enjoy hard work. His input at the bank and post office consists mainly of words, which are not that heavy. Or greasy. And it certainly doesn’t involve rickety bridges, runaway cheeses or a fat controller with knuckledusters. What Moist does enjoy is being alive, which may not be a perk of running the new railway. Because, of course, some people have OBJECTIONS, and they’ll go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracks. ____________________ The Discworld novels can be read in any order but Raising Steam is the third and final book in the Moist von Lipwig series.

Raising Steam

"Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork--Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job"--]cProvided by publisher.

Author: Terence David John Pratchett

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9780804169202

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The new Discworld novel, the 40th in the series, sees the Disc's first train come steaming into town. Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork. Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job.

Raising Steam

It's all change for Moist von Lipwig, swindler, conman, and (naturally) head of the Royal Bank and Post Office.

Author: Terry Pratchett

Publisher: Corgi

ISBN: 9780552173612

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THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'Everybody wanted the railway close, oh yes please, but not so close that they could hear it or smell it' It's only in dictatorships that the trains run on time. Everywhere else, signal failures, leaves on the line, the wrong type of snow and the wrong type of sunlight make departure and arrival times just a nice, idealistic theory. So when it becomes a matter of life and death to get a train somewhere on time, the odds don't look good - especially if that somewhere is a completely new destination. The only thing that upsets people more than railway delays, after all, is building more railway. Past their back gardens. And some of those people will go to extremes to stop locomotion in its tracksa 'British fiction's most brilliant satire on contemporary life' Telegraph 'The most serious of comedies, the most relevant and real of fantasiesaat once hilariously cynical and idealistically practical' Independent

Raising Steam

This illustrated history of steam locomotives explores the construction of basic locomotive frameworks, the generation of high-pressure steam and the techniques of firing and driving, thus aiming to explain simply all that is involved in ...

Author: Denis Griffiths

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781852600778

Category: Locomotives

Page: 120

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This illustrated history of steam locomotives explores the construction of basic locomotive frameworks, the generation of high-pressure steam and the techniques of firing and driving, thus aiming to explain simply all that is involved in raising steam.





The Steam Engineer

To start the steam generator, an outside power unit, such as a small ... The raising of steam up to full steam pressure in 15 minutes is also a great ...

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Proceedings

... the time necessary for raising steam was greatly reduced . In the case of the steam fire - engines to which this boiler was originally applied , a prize ...

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Engineering News

With a view to reduce these strains and increase the temperature of the boiler as uniformly throughout as possible when raising steam , we make a practice ...

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Steam Boiler Operation

Raising Steam Close up the fireside and start the burner , making sure that the air vent on the boiler top is open . Depending upon the size and type of the ...

Author: James J. Jackson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Category: Technology & Engineering

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Popular Science

The patent records bulge with proposals to use all the jacket and all the exhaust heat in raising steam in a small separate boiler for the purpose of ...

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

100 Years of Power Plant Development

This steam turbine power plant performance has been improved mainly by raising the main steam conditions and improving the efficiencies of power plant ...

Author: Heinz Termuehlen

Publisher: Amer Society of Mechanical

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Category: Science

Page: 208

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100 Years of Power Plant Development presents the evolution of power plant concepts. The author provides thermodynamic design concepts of a large variety of power plants, with comparisons, based on realistic performance levels. The historical overview extends to plant concepts for the future, and considers the latest advances with improved thermodynamic performance and emissions/carbon dioxide discharge. Key areas include: Fossil steam turbine power plants, Nuclear power plants, Co-generation plants, Gas turbine peaking power plants, Repowering steam turbines with gas turbines, and Coal gasification and other advanced combined-cycle plants. In addition, the author examines issues such as available fuel sources and developing/applying the best technology for converting the fuel into electric power with the lowest adverse effect on the environment.





Popular Science Monthly

And then the raising its temperature . heat for raising steam , exhaust - how much heat is wasted All the waste heat that but first to use it in imwhen the ...

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