Door to Door

Door to Door
Author: Edward Humes
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-04-12
ISBN: 0062372092
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Door to Door Book Excerpt:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Garbology explores the hidden and costly wonders of our buy-it-now, get-it-today world of transportation, revealing the surprising truths, mounting challenges, and logistical magic behind every trip we take and every click we make. Transportation dominates our daily existence. Thousands, even millions, of miles are embedded in everything we do and touch. We live in a door-to-door universe that works so well most Americans are scarcely aware of it. The grand ballet in which we move ourselves and our stuff is equivalent to building the Great Pyramid, the Hoover Dam, and the Empire State Building all in a day. Every day. And yet, in the one highly visible part of the transportation world—the part we drive—we suffer grinding commutes, a violent death every fifteen minutes, a dire injury every twelve seconds, and crumbling infrastructure. Now, the way we move ourselves and our stuff is on the brink of great change, as a new mobility revolution upends the car culture that, for better and worse, built modern America. This unfolding revolution will disrupt lives and global trade, transforming our commutes, our vehicles, our cities, our jobs, and every aspect of culture, commerce, and the environment. We are, quite literally, at a fork in the road, though whether it will lead us to Carmageddon or Carmaheaven has yet to be determined. Using interviews, data and deep exploration of the hidden world of ports, traffic control centers, and the research labs defining our transportation future, acclaimed journalist Edward Humes breaks down the complex movements of humans, goods, and machines as never before, from increasingly car-less citizens to the distance UPS goes to deliver a leopard-printed phone case. Tracking one day in the life of his family in Southern California, Humes uses their commutes, traffic jams, grocery stops, and online shopping excursions as a springboard to explore the paradoxes and challenges inherent in our system. He ultimately makes clear that transportation is one of the few big things we can change—our personal choices do have a profound impact, and that fork in the road is coming up fast. Door to Door is a fascinating detective story, investigating the worldwide cast of supporting characters and technologies that have enabled us to move from here to there—past, present, and future.

Infrastructural Brutalism

Infrastructural Brutalism
Author: Michael Truscello
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN: 0262539047
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructural Brutalism Book Excerpt:

How “drowned town” literature, road movies, energy landscape photography, and “death train” narratives represent the brutality of industrial infrastructures. In this book, Michael Truscello looks at the industrial infrastructure not as an invisible system of connectivity and mobility that keeps capitalism humming in the background but as a manufactured miasma of despair, toxicity, and death. Truscello terms this “infrastructural brutalism”—a formulation that not only alludes to the historical nexus of infrastructure and the concrete aesthetic of Brutalist architecture but also describes the ecological, political, and psychological brutality of industrial infrastructures. Truscello explores the necropolitics of infrastructure—how infrastructure determines who may live and who must die—through the lens of artistic media. He examines the white settler nostalgia of “drowned town” fiction written after the Tennessee Valley Authority flooded rural areas for hydroelectric projects; argues that the road movie represents a struggle with liberal governmentality; considers the ruins of oil capitalism, as seen in photographic landscapes of postindustrial waste; and offers an account of “death train narratives” ranging from the history of the Holocaust to postapocalyptic fiction. Finally, he calls for “brisantic politics,” a culture of unmaking that is capable of slowing the advance of capitalist suicide. “Brisance” refers to the shattering effect of an explosive, but Truscello uses the term to signal a variety of practices for defeating infrastructural power. Brisantic politics, he warns, would require a reorientation of radical politics toward infrastructure, sabotage, and cascading destruction in an interconnected world.

America s Infrastructure

America s Infrastructure
Author: Lisa Idzikowski
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN: 1534504435
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Infrastructure Book Excerpt:

Engineers argue that inadequate maintenance of roads, bridges, airports, waterways, and other critical aspects of infrastructure along with underinvestment have created an infrastructure crisis in the United States. Many politicians agree with this claim and are attempting to take action. However, we are faced with the issue of which projects are most essential and how to fund them. Is the state of America's infrastructure that dire compared to the rest of the world? Are these efforts to improve it a cynical ploy from politicians to gain attention and ensure reelection? This volume considers the many perspectives of this pressing issue.

Bicycle Utopias

Bicycle Utopias
Author: Cosmin Popan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2018-12-17
ISBN: 0429754027
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bicycle Utopias Book Excerpt:

Bicycle Utopias investigates the future of urban mobilities and post-car societies, arguing that the bicycle can become the nexus around which most human movement will revolve. Drawing on literature on post-car futures (Urry 2007; Dennis and Urry 2009), transition theory (Geels et al. 2012) and utopian studies (Levitas 2010, 2013), this book imagines a slow bicycle system as a necessary means to achieving more sustainable mobility futures. The imagination of a slow bicycle system is done in three ways: Scenario building to anticipate how cycling mobilities will look in the year 2050. A critique of the system of automobility and of fast cycling futures. An investigation of the cycling senses and sociabilities to describe the type of societies that such a slow bicycle system will enable. Bicycle Utopias will appeal to students and scholars in fields such as sociology, mobilities studies, human geography and urban and transport studies. This work may also be of interest to advocates, activists and professionals in the domains of cycling and sustainable mobilities.

The Rhetoric of Roman Transportation

The Rhetoric of Roman Transportation
Author: Jared Hudson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN: 1108665659
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rhetoric of Roman Transportation Book Excerpt:

Latin literature is crowded with portraits of Romans in transit, but despite this ubiquity scholars have been reluctant to read vehicles as significant conveyors of textual and cultural meaning. This book offers the first systematic analysis of the representation of Roman vehicles in Latin literary texts. By moving past approaches that count such vehicular portrayals as either transparent glimpses of reality or soaring poetic symbols, it demonstrates how these conveyances work as a system of representation to structure both the texts in which they appear and underlying cultural discourses surrounding power, gender, and empire. Arranged as a series of interlocking studies, each chapter explores the representation of a particular conveyance across author and text, from the humblest and most quotidian (plaustrum) to the most exalted and symbol-laden (currus).

Inside the Department of Transportation

Inside the Department of Transportation
Author: Jennifer Peters
Publsiher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2018-07-15
ISBN: 0766099008
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Department of Transportation Book Excerpt:

Every time you get on an airplane, take a railway train to visit family, or drive down the highway to go on an adventure, you're putting your safety in the hands of the Department of Transportation. The Cabinet department determines how the country's various public transit systems operate and connect, what the rules are for airline flight, and how highways and roadways are constructed and maintained. Readers will learn about the various rules and regulations the DOT is responsible for, and how those rules help keep us safe whenever and wherever we travel in America.

Authentic Project Based Learning in Grades 9 12

Authentic Project Based Learning in Grades 9   12
Author: Dayna Laur
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN: 1000586731
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authentic Project Based Learning in Grades 9 12 Book Excerpt:

Authentic Project-Based Learning in Grades 9–12 provides a clear guide to design, develop, and implement real-world challenges for any high school subject. The author lays out five clear, standards-based stages of assessment to help you and your learners process the what, how, and why of authentic project-based experiences. You’ll learn how to create projects that: Align with your content standards Integrate technology effectively Support reading and writing development Utilize formative assessment Allow for multiple complex pathways to emerge Facilitate the development of essential skills beyond school Each chapter includes a variety of practical examples to assist with scaffolding and implementation. The templates and tools in the appendix are also provided on our website as free eResources for ease of use.

Unsustainable World

Unsustainable World
Author: Peter N. Nemetz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2022-02-28
ISBN: 1000540901
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsustainable World Book Excerpt:

Using a cross-disciplinary, science- and economics-based approach, this book provides a sobering and comprehensive assessment of the multifaceted barriers to achieving sustainability at a global level. Organized into three parts, the book defines sustainability in part I and sets the context of the historical and current difficulties facing the world today. In parts II and III, it outlines the sustainability challenges faced in transportation, manufacturing, and agriculture, and then in turn addresses the solutions, conditional solutions, and nonsolutions to these challenges. These include electric and autonomous automobiles, nuclear power, renewable energy, geoengineering, and carbon capture and storage. The author attempts to differentiate among those proposed solutions and discusses which are most promising and which are infeasible, counterproductive, and potentially a waste of time and money. In each of the book’s chapters, the scientific evidence is presented in detail, in keeping with the advice of the young Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, to let the science speak for itself. The author outlines why sustainability is unlikely to be achieved in several key areas of human endeavor and readers are challenged to weigh the scientific evidence for themselves. Using an economic business-based approach, this book introduces students and general readers to the challenges of sustainability and the environmental difficulties facing humanity today.

Inconspicuous Consumption

Inconspicuous Consumption
Author: Tatiana Schlossberg
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN: 153874709X
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inconspicuous Consumption Book Excerpt:

*First Place Winner of the Society of Environmental Journalists' Rachel Carson Environment Book Award* "If you're looking for something to cling to in what often feels like a hopeless conversation, Schlossberg's darkly humorous, knowledge-is-power, eyes-wide-open approach may be just the thing."--Vogue From a former New York Times science writer, this urgent call to action will empower you to stand up to climate change and environmental pollution by making simple but impactful everyday choices. With urgency and wit, Tatiana Schlossberg explains that far from being only a distant problem of the natural world created by the fossil fuel industry, climate change is all around us, all the time, lurking everywhere in our convenience-driven society, all without our realizing it. By examining the unseen and unconscious environmental impacts in four areas-the Internet and technology, food, fashion, and fuel - Schlossberg helps readers better understand why climate change is such a complicated issue, and how it connects all of us: How streaming a movie on Netflix in New York burns coal in Virginia; how eating a hamburger in California might contribute to pollution in the Gulf of Mexico; how buying an inexpensive cashmere sweater in Chicago expands the Mongolian desert; how destroying forests from North Carolina is necessary to generate electricity in England. Cataloging the complexities and frustrations of our carbon-intensive society with a dry sense of humor, Schlossberg makes the climate crisis and its solutions interesting and relevant to everyone who cares, even a little, about the planet. She empowers readers to think about their stuff and the environment in a new way, helping them make more informed choices when it comes to the future of our world. Most importantly, this is a book about the power we have as voters and consumers to make sure that the fight against climate change includes all of us and all of our stuff, not just industry groups and politicians. If we have any hope of solving the problem, we all have to do it together. "A compelling-and illuminating-look at how our daily habits impact the environment."--Vanity Fair "Shows how even the smallest decisions can have profound environmental consequences."--The New York Times

Self Driving Cars

Self Driving Cars
Author: Michael Fallon
Publsiher: Twenty-First Century Books ™
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN: 1541538250
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Driving Cars Book Excerpt:

Self-driving cars mark the next great shift in mass transportation. Learn about early attempts at self-driving technology, the benefits of driverless cars, controversies surrounding the new technology, innovations that make self-driving cars possible, and the industry's major players. This emerging "disruptive" technology has its roots in the work of engineers and futurists dating back decades. Author Michael Fallon traces how the software and hardware for self-driving vehicles developed through the years, including major milestones, notable misfires, and efforts from the public and private sectors. He also spotlights recent breakthroughs that have made self-driving vehicles viable on a mass scale, along with the public debate that these breakthroughs have created.

A Framework for Sustainability Thinking

A Framework for Sustainability Thinking
Author: Jeremy Van Antwerp,Matthew Kuperus Heun
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2022-06-06
ISBN: 3031791797
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Framework for Sustainability Thinking Book Excerpt:

This book is an introduction to the many challenges of sustainability. The first half of the book develops a framework for sustainability thinking. The second half considers application areas and personal and corporate responses to sustainability challenges. Basic facts, figures, and information related to sustainability are presented in a way that should convey to readers a sense of scale for the many sustainability challenges we face. Throughout, the end-of-chapter projects and discussion questions focus on tradeoffs among competing goods and the ethical and social implications of decisions related to sustainability. This book was written for a university seminar course on sustainability but could be used in other small-group discussion settings. It is intended to be easy to read but hard to digest.

Experiencing Cities

Experiencing Cities
Author: Mark Hutter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2020-10-22
ISBN: 0429561180
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Experiencing Cities Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of Mark Hutter’s Experiencing Cities examines cities and larger metropolitan areas within a truly global framework, lending readers much to understand and appreciate about the variety of urban structures and processes and their effect on the everyday lives of people residing in cities. Beginning with the emergence of the first urban centers and continuing to examine the present-day and the future of smart cities, this book explores the changing cultural and domestic character of the metropolis and offers readers a complete historical and theoretical overview of municipal life. The new edition seamlessly integrates issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and class in its examination of city and suburban life, and further extends the Chicago School of Sociology perspective by combining its traditions with a distinct social psychological orientation derived from symbolic interaction and macro-level examination of social organization, social change, and power in the urban context. With this strong and sweeping interdisciplinary approach, the new edition of Experiencing Cities will continue to enrich students’ understandings of urban life and offer new, forward-looking perspective to those working in the fields of urban sociology, history, politics, geography, and the arts. .

Assembly Codes

Assembly Codes
Author: Matthew Hockenberry,Nicole Starosielski,Susan Zieger
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2021-08-13
ISBN: 1478013036
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assembly Codes Book Excerpt:

The contributors to Assembly Codes examine how media and logistics set the conditions for the circulation of information and culture. They document how logistics—the techniques of organizing and coordinating the movement of materials, bodies, and information—has substantially impacted the production, distribution, and consumption of media. At the same time, physical media, such as paperwork, along with media technologies ranging from phone systems to software are central to the operations of logistics. The contributors interrogate topics ranging from the logistics of film production and the construction of internet infrastructure to the environmental impact of the creation, distribution, and sale of vinyl records. They also reveal how logistical technologies have generated new aesthetic and performative practices. In charting the specific points of contact, dependence, and friction between media and logistics, Assembly Codes demonstrates that media and logistics are co-constitutive and that one cannot be understood apart from the other. Contributors Ebony Coletu, Kay Dickinson, Stefano Harney, Matthew Hockenberry, Tung-Hui Hu, Shannon Mattern, Fred Moten, Michael Palm, Ned Rossiter, Nicole Starosielski, Liam Cole Young, Susan Zieger

C N WILLIAMSON A N WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection 30 Mystery Classics Adventure Novels in One Volume Illustrated

C  N  WILLIAMSON   A  N  WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection  30  Mystery Classics   Adventure Novels in One Volume  Illustrated
Author: Charles Norris Williamson,Alice Muriel Williamson
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 6950
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN: 8026866940
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

C N WILLIAMSON A N WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection 30 Mystery Classics Adventure Novels in One Volume Illustrated Book Excerpt:

Scattered Bones

Scattered Bones
Author: Maggie Siggins
Publsiher: Coteau Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-06
ISBN: 1550506714
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scattered Bones Book Excerpt:

Scattered Bones is a story of the complicated, fragile and sometimes fatal relations between Indigenous people and settlers in Northern Saskatchewan in the 1920s. Aboriginal spiritual traditions are beginning to cross paths with the construction of a residential school, and ancient acts of violent vengeance are shaping the trajectory of events in the town 200 years later. Based on historical events, Siggins creates a fictional version of the real-life Pelican Narrows, weaving a colorful tale resplendent with its own cavalcade of dynamic, diverse characters - from greedy merchants to the well-meaning but ineffectual clergy - whose stories play out against the backdrop of a visit from a condescending celebrity writer. The conflicts between Aboriginals and settlers, Protestants and Catholics, young and old, traditional and progressive, material and spiritual, all shape life in the little Northern community. Ever eloquent, Siggins proves herself more than capable of creating compelling, thought-provoking fiction with Scattered Bones.

The Boy s Own Annual

The Boy s Own Annual
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy s Own Annual Book Excerpt:

Ainsworth s Magazine

Ainsworth s Magazine
Author: William Harrison Ainsworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1845
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ainsworth s Magazine Book Excerpt:

Ainsworth s Magazine

Ainsworth s Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1845
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ainsworth s Magazine Book Excerpt:

Mistress by Magick

Mistress by Magick
Author: Laura Navarre
Publsiher: Carina Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-01-20
ISBN: 1426897790
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistress by Magick Book Excerpt:

Tudor England, 1588 Lady Jayne Boleyn lives in disgraced exile, far away from the scandal that destroyed her reputation. She would do anything to return—even seduce a daredevil captain and spy on enemy forces with only her barely controlled Fae powers to protect her. The Spanish dons resent pirate Lord Calyx's leading role in their impending attack on England, but his rivals would kill him outright should they ever learn he's not only half-Spanish—he's also half-human. On the lookout for spies who might unmask him, Calyx's suspicions settle on Jayne…but so do his lusts. Duty demands Jayne and Calyx be enemies, but fate has made them loyal lovers. Together, they may thwart the combined malice that threatens to alter the fate of Europe. But as a final confrontation looms, Jayne must choose between her long-cherished redemption and the precious, newly discovered secrets of her heart. Book three of The Magick Trilogy. 97,000 words

The Routledge Pantomime Reader

The Routledge Pantomime Reader
Author: Jennifer Schacker,Daniel O'Quinn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN: 1000401227
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Pantomime Reader Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Pantomime Reader is the first anthology to document this entertainment genre—one of the most distinctive and ubiquitous in nineteenth-century Britain. Across ten different shows, readers witness pantomime’s development from a highly improvisational venue for clowning, dance, and musical parody to a complex amalgamation of physical and topical comedy, stage wizardry, scenic spectacle, satire, and magical mayhem. Combining well-known tales such as "Cinderella", "Aladdin", and "Jack and the Beanstalk" with the lesser-known plotlines of "Peter Wilkins" and "The Prince of Happy Land", the book demonstrates not only how popular narratives were adapted to the current moment, but also how this blend of high and low entertainment addressed a whole range of social and cultural anxieties. Along with carefully annotated scripts, readers will find detailed introductions to all of the collected pantomimes and supplementary materials such as reviews, reminiscences, and a host of visual materials that bring these neglected entertainments to life. The plays collected here provide a remarkable perspective on the history of sexuality, class, and race during a period of vast imperial expansion and important social upheaval in Britain itself—essential reading for students and scholars of theatre history and popular performance.