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Kelly, Brian 1954-

Overview
Works: 12 works in 38 publications in 3 languages and 3,088 library holdings
Roles: Author
Classifications: SD418.3.A53, 333.7509811
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Most widely held works about Brian Kelly
 
Most widely held works by Brian Kelly
The last forest : the Amazon in the age of globalization by Mark London( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a landmass larger than the continental U.S. west of the Mississippi and the richest diversity of plant and animal species on earth, the Amazon has always struck its explorers and would-be exploiters as infinite and largely impenetrable. For decades, anthropologists assumed that permanent human habitation was impossible - but they were wrong. Recently, proof of centuries-old Amazonian civilizations has been unearthed, shifting perceptions of the inhospitability of the rain forest - and providing a precedent for human occupation. Today, as developers and environmentalists clash over the region's future, the seemingly endless forest is fast disappearing in fires, rampant mineral extraction, rogue logging operations, and encroaching urban sprawl." "Through a series of human encounters - interviews with government ministers and environmental crusaders, millionaire ranchers and disenfranchised slum dwellers - Mark London and Brian Kelly, longtime explorers and chroniclers of the Amazon basin, trace the region's transformation. Logging thousands of miles, London and Kelly take readers from the mushrooming shopping malls of Manaus to the pristine rain forest that still seems beyond the reach of civilization, from the ghostly ruins of abandoned factories and failed plantations to the thriving agribusinesses that one day may feed the entire world and change this landscape forever. Again and again, they collide with the same fundamental question: Is it too late to strike a balance in the Amazon between economic sustenance for the twenty-one million Brazilians who live there and protection for the world's last great forest?"--Jacket
Adventures in Porkland : how Washington wastes your money and why they won't stop by Brian Kelly( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of pork barrel politics run amuck & possible solutions
Amazon by Brian Kelly( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Portuguese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazonia; São Paulo and Rio; Brasilia; BR-364; Sinop; Campo Alegre; Araguaia River; Conceicao; Cumaru; Xinguara; Maraba; Serra Pelada; Parakana; Tucurui; Belem; TransAmazon; Jari; Santarem; Amazon River; Manaus; Lima; Iquitos; Leticia; Acknowledgments; Index
Beam shape control using shape memory alloys by Brian Kelly( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis presents the design and experimental results of active position control of a shape memory alloy (SMA) wire and a SMA wire actuated composite beam. The wire is a single SMA Nickel Titanium wire mounted on a single wire test stand. The composite beam is aluminum honeycomb with SMA wires embedded in one of its face sheets for active shape control. The potential applications of this experiment include thermo-distortion compensation for precision space structures, stern shape control for submarines, and flap shape control for aeronautical applications. SMA wires are chosen as actuating elements due to their high recovery stress (> 700 MPa) and its tolerance to high strain (up to 8%). SMA wires are inherently nonlinear, which poses a challenge for control design. The experimental setup consists of the single wire test stand and the composite beam with embedded SMA wires, a HP programmable power supply, a Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT), an intrared laser range sensor, and a dSpace system with a Texas Instrument C-30 DSP for data acquisition and real-time control. A Position and Derivative (PD) control with feed forward action was designed and implemented, and a control accuracy of 0.1 mm was achieved. A non-linear control was added which gives a control accuracy of 0.05 mm with a much faster response
Flipper Flipper et le fugitif : parties 1 et 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flipper Le dauphin blanc ; et, Flipper et le monstre( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flipper Un travail pour Sandy ; et, Prisonnier du marais( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cutting the Federal budget( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Moderated discussion on problems of growing Federal budget deficits, pork-barrel spending, the influence of special interest grups and Congressional power-brokers, government waste, and the difficulties in reforming the system
The four little dragons by Brian Kelly( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The last forest : the Amazon in the age of globalization by Mark London( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

With a landmass larger than the continental U.S. west of the Mississippi and the richest diversity of plant and animal species on earth, the Amazon has always struck its explorers and would-be exploiters as infinite and largely impenetrable. For decades, anthropologists assumed that permanent human habitation was impossible - but they were wrong. Recently, proof of centuries-old Amazonian civilizations has been unearthed, shifting perceptions of the inhospitability of the rain forest - and providing a precedent for human occupation. Today, as developers and environmentalists clash over the region's future, the seemingly endless forest is fast disappearing in fires, rampant mineral extraction, rogue logging operations, and encroaching urban sprawl.-Dust jacket
Beam shape control using shape memory alloys by Brian Kelly( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This thesis presents the design and experimental results of active position control of a shape memory alloy (SMA) wire and a SMA wire actuated composite beam. The wire is a single SMA Nickel Titanium wire mounted on a single wire test stand. The composite beam is aluminum honeycomb with SMA wires embedded in one of its face sheets for active shape control. The potential applications of this experiment include thermo-distortion compensation for precision space structures, stern shape control for submarines, and flap shape control for aeronautical applications. SMA wires are chosen as actuating elements due to their high recovery stress (> 700 MPa) and its tolerance to high strain (up to 8%). SMA wires are inherently nonlinear, which poses a challenge for control design. The experimental setup consists of the single wire test stand and the composite beam with embedded SMA wires, a HP programmable power supply, a Linear Variable Differential Transformer (LVDT), an intrared laser range sensor, and a dSpace system with a Texas Instrument C-30 DSP for data acquisition and real-time control. A Position and Derivative (PD) control with feed forward action was designed and implemented, and a control accuracy of 0.1 mm was achieved. A non-linear control was added which gives a control accuracy of 0.05 mm with a much faster response
Flipper Le dauphin en patrouille ; et, Flipper et l'espion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The last forest : the Amazon in the age of globalization
Alternative Names
Brian Kelly American journalist

Brian Kelly amerikanischer Journalist, geboren 1954

Brian Kelly (editor) Amerikaans journalist

Brian Kelly giornalista statunitense

Brian Kelly journaliste américain, né en 1954

Брайан Келли

켈리, 브라이언 1954-

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