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Bolt Risk

Wood, Ann

Verlag: Leapfrog Press, 2005
ISBN 10: 0972898468 / ISBN 13: 9780972898461
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Titel: Bolt Risk

Verlag: Leapfrog Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2005

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Series foreword. Preface. Introduction : References. Theories of frost action and de-icer salt scaling mechanisms. Theories of frost action. De-icer salt scaling mechanisms. References. Basic concepts related to frost resistance . Deterioration due to frost action. Ice formation in hardened cement pastes and concretes. Required air-void characteristics. Other hypotheses concerning frost action. Special tests. Frost resistance numbers. References. Laboratory tests . Concrete tests: Critical dilation test; resistance to rapid freezing and thawing; Surface scaling resistance; Other test methods; Significance of laboratory tests as regards to the field performance of concrete. Tests of aggregates: Petrographic examination; Sulfate soundness test; Critical dilation procedures; Other tests. Tests on admixtures: Air-entraining admixtures; Water-reducing, retarding, and accelerating admixtures; Fly ash or natural pozzolans. Determination of air content in fresh concrete: Pressure method (ASTM C 231); Volumetric method (ASTM C 173); Gravimetric method (ASTM C 138). Microscopic determination of air content and other characteristics of the air-void system: Fundamentals; Sampling and preparation of concrete specimens. Test procedure and computation of the air-void characteristics; Precision of measurement; Influence of large air voids on the spacing factor; Determination of the air-void characteristics by computer-assisted image analysis system; Protected paste concept. Determination of the spacing factor in fresh concrete. References. Influence of materials and mix characteristics : Introduction. Influence of materials; Main constituents; Admixtures; Mineral additives; Other products. Frost behaviour of coarse aggregates: Frost susceptibility of aggregates; Influence of the porosity of aggregates. Surface deterioration due to aggregates and D-line cracking; Petrographic nature of aggregates. Influence of mix composition: Water/cement ratio; Mixture proportions. High-strength concrete. Special products. references. Air entrainment . Basic principles. Chemical used as air-entraining agents. Characteristics of the air-void system in hardened concrete. Production and stability of the air-void system. Paramenters affecting air entrainment: Cement and mineral additives; Aggregates; Admixtures; Water; Mix composition and characteristics; Mixing, placing and finishing techniques. Practical considerations. Other effects of air entrainment. References. Exposure conditions and field performance . Exposure conditions. Field performance. References. Frost durability of dry concretes . The different types of dry concretes. Internal structure of dry concretes. Air-entrainment in dry concretes. Frost resistant. Summary. References. How to make a durable concrete . Choice of materials. Characteristics of the air-void system. Mixture characteristics. Mixing procedures. Transportation and placing techniques. Curing. Protective coatings and sealers. Design and maintenance of concrete structures. Cold weather concreting. Codes of practice, References. Index. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0972898468

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Charles Bukowksi, Hubert Selby Jr., and Denis Johnson are familiar names in the literature about the druggies, rockers, criminals, and whores who habituate the dark side of American fiction, but there are few women writers in the club. Enter Ann Wood, an award-winning journalist who?s been down and out and survived to laugh it off. With a frighteningly matter-of-fact style and no social agenda, Wood is an American original who writes like a female Charles Bukowksi: crude, rude, and raw; often very funny, sometimes shocking, disarmingly poignant, and incredibly readable.

In a story with parallels to the author?s own life, Bolt Risk is an unapologetic bildungsroman about a young woman from an exclusive New England college who becomes a personal assistant, otherwise known as a ?paid butt-wiper,? to a Hollywood sitcom star. Fleeing the boredom of the tinsel town fringe, she lands a job as an exotic dancer and falls for Adam, lead guitarist of the popular thrash band Z, six feet four inches of raw talent, stud beauty, and unrestrained ego. Thus begins a droll and harrowing ride through the underworld of Los Angeles strip clubs, dive bars, and drug motels that sends her to a mental hospital, where she is astutely classified as a ?bolt risk,? a kid who is very likely to escape. Here the author re-creates the absurd daily world of Girl, Interrupted with a remarkable toughness that laughs in the face of institutional horror.

Ann Wood writes like few women before her. If Charles Bukowski had been a woman, Bolt Risk might have been his first novel.

Ann Wood graduated from Bennington College before heading to Hollywood, where she became an exotic dancer. She is currently a newspaper staff reporter and first-place winner of the New England Press Association Award for Arts and Entertainment.

Über den Autor: Ann Wood graduated Bennington College before heading to Hollywood where she made her living as a personal assistant to a sit-com star and an exotic dancer. Currently a staff reporter for the Provincetown Banner she is the winner several New England Press Association awards.

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