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Aluminum Dreams

Author : Mimi Sheller
ISBN : 9780262026826
Genre : Business & Economics
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How aluminum enabled a high-speed, gravity-defying American modernity even as other parts of the world paid the price in environmental damage and political turmoil.

Aluminum Upcycled

Author : Carl A. Zimring
ISBN : 9781421421872
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Besides being the right thing to do for Mother Earth, recycling can also make money—particularly when it comes to upcycling, a zero waste practice where discarded materials are fashioned into goods of greater economic or cultural value. In Upcycling Aluminum, Carl A. Zimring explores how the metal’s abundance after World War II—coupled with the significant economic and environmental costs of smelting it from bauxite ore—led to the industrial production of valuable durable goods from salvaged aluminum. Beginning in 1886 with the discovery of how to mass produce aluminum, the book examines the essential part the metal played in early aviation and the world wars, as well as the troubling expansion of aluminum as a material of mass disposal. Recognizing that scrap aluminum was as good as virgin material and much more affordable than newly engineered metal, designers in the postwar era used aluminum to manufacture highly prized artifacts. Zimring takes us on a tour of post-1940s design, examining the use of aluminum in cars, trucks, airplanes, furniture, and musical instruments from 1945 to 2015. By viewing upcycling through the lens of one material, Zimring deepens our understanding of the history of recycling in industrial society. He also provides a historical perspective on contemporary sustainable design practices. Along the way, he challenges common assumptions about upcycling’s merits and adds a new dimension to recycling as a form of environmental absolution for the waste-related sins of the modern world. Raising fascinating questions of consumption, environment, and desire, Upcycling Aluminum is for anyone interested in industrial and environmental history, discard studies, engineering, product design, music history, or antiques.

Aluminum In America

Author : Quentin R. Skrabec
ISBN : 9781476625645
Genre : History
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The history of aluminum: metallurgy, engineering, global business and politics—and the advance of civilization itself. The earth’s most abundant metal, aluminum remained largely inaccessible until after the Industrial Revolution. A precious commodity in 1850s, it later became a strategic resource: while steel won World War I, aluminum won World War II. A generation later, it would make space travel possible and the 1972 Pioneer spacecraft would carry a message from mankind to extraterrestrial life, engraved on an aluminum plate. Today aluminum, along with oil, is the natural resource driving geopolitics, and China has taken the lead in manufacture.

The Routledge Handbook Of Mobilities

Author : Peter Adey
ISBN : 9781317934127
Genre : Social Science
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The 21st century seems to be on the move, perhaps even more so than the last. With cheap travel, and more than two billion cars projected worldwide for 2030. And yet, all this mobility is happening incredibly unevenly, at different paces and intensities, with varying impacts and consequences to the extent that life on the move might be actually quite difficult to sustain environmentally, socially and ethically. As a result 'mobility' has become a keyword of the social sciences; delineating a new domain of concepts, approaches, methodologies and techniques which seek to understand the character and quality of these trends. This Handbook explores and critically evaluates the debates, approaches, controversies and methodologies, inherent to this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of backgrounds and geographical regions to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this field, conveying cutting edge research in an accessible way whilst giving detailed grounding in the evolution of past debates on mobilities. It illustrates disciplinary trends and pathways, from migration studies and transport history to communications research, featuring methodological innovations and developments and conceptual histories - from feminist theory to tourist studies. It explores the dominant figures of mobility, from children to soldiers and the mobility impaired; the disparate materialities of mobility such as flows of water and waste to the vectors of viruses; key infrastructures such as logistics systems to the informal services of megacity slums, and the important mobility events around which our world turns; from going on vacation to the commute, to the catastrophic disruption of mobility systems. The text is forward-thinking, projecting the future of mobilities as they might be lived, transformed and studied, and possibly, brought to an end. International in focus, the book transcends disciplinary and national boundaries to explore mobilities as they are understood from different perspectives, different fields, countries and standpoints. This is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in mobility across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Pink Carbide Aluminum Opus

Author : E. S. Wynn
ISBN : 9780615179834
Genre : Fiction
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The year is 2162, and Cylea is alone in the world.She has faced death first hand, escaped the clutches of corporate assassins and corrupt government agents to find herself so close to answers she can almost touch them, but even the sloppiest hacker or vatgrown dreg knows Big Corporate doesn't just roll over so easily.Now only the thin thread of a triad-owned international flight stands between her and oblivion, desperately reaching for the salvation that lay waiting in Hong Kong, but is that salvation just a phantom, her hopes doomed to failure, or will she finally reach safety and discover who and what she is? Find out in this groundbreaking sequel to Pink Carbide, internationally acclaimed author E.S. Wynn's second novel: Aluminum Opus.

Iron Age

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007143758
Genre : Hardware
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Winter Of Frozen Dreams

Author : Karl Harter
ISBN : 9781497619593
Genre : True Crime
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The true story of Barbara Hoffman is a tale of money, men, and the Madison, Wisconsin, massage parlor where a biochemistry major turned into a murderer. On a freezing Christmas morning, a distraught young man named Gerald Davies led Madison police to Tomahawk Ridge, where they found the body of Harold Berge, naked, bloody, and beaten. Davies insisted that he hadn’t killed the man, but that he and his fiancée had simply buried the corpse in a snowbank. The investigation confirmed that the victim had died in the apartment of Barbara Hoffman—a young woman who had dropped out of the University of Wisconsin and had worked at Jan’s Health Studio, a local massage parlor. She and Davies, whom she met at Jan’s, had recently become engaged. The circumstances were suspicious already. But when the police discovered that Berge was Hoffman’s ex-lover, that he had signed over his house and an insurance policy to her—and that Davies had also made her his beneficiary—they began to suspect that Davies might also be in danger . . . The police kept him under watch, but eventually had to stop surveillance. Soon after, Davies turned up dead in his bathtub, a Valium bottle nearby, in an apparent suicide. But, an accomplished student of chemistry, Hoffman knew how tricky it could be to detect cyanide poisoning. It would take a dedicated effort by detectives to sort out the truth about the highly intelligent masseuse, her work in the shadowy local sex trade, and the real circumstances that led two of her clients to their deaths. Winter of Frozen Dreams is the full story of the case that would become a sensational televised trial and inspire a film of the same name starring Thora Birch. It’s a “snappy read” by an author with a “talent for sleuthy description and psychological insight” (Kirkus Reviews).

10 000 Dreams Interpreted

Author : Gustavus Hindman Miller
ISBN : 1862044082
Genre : Health & Fitness
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As the companion guide to The Work We Were Born to Do, this book delves deeper into the 12 principles that can help readers discover meaning and passion in their work. Offering three exercises, affirmations, meditations, and quotes for each principle, this is a practical, accessible-and inspiring-guide to career self-fulfillment and achievement.

General Contracting Your Dream Home

Author : Brian R. Edman
ISBN : 9781420834147
Genre : House & Home
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Children's, Parenting, Health How Would You Feel If a Close Relative Got Sick and Had to Go to the Hospital? With this book, you can help a child cope with such family illnesses. Jonathan feels guilty and afraid. Hurt because his grandfather couldn't spend more time with him, the boy lashed out at Grandpa with mean words. That night, Jonathan learned that the grandfather had suddenly become very sick. Jonathan and his mom then traveled to the city to wait for news about the grandfather's emergency surgery. So begins Jonathan's journey into the "no-kid's land" of the hospital. Where a child can't yell, play or run. Where the television is always on—but often without sound. And worried adults seem not to notice their kids, except to say "everything in OK." But children can tell otherwise. Jonathan can only guess what is really happening with Grandpa and why. Did his angry words make Grandpa sick? Will he ever get the chance to say "I'm sorry" or "I love you, Grandpa" again? Jonathan's neighbor, a nurse, finds the boy lost in a hospital hallway. With her help, Jonathan finds the way back to his mom and a better understanding of illness, surgery and what he can except while Grandpa is healing. Esther Pearlman's illustrations bring the hospital experience to life from a kid's point of view, featuring scenes a child with an ill relative will identify with. Pearlman's sketches and observations of her grandchild during her husband's recuperation from surgery formed the basis for this collaboration with writer Melody Girard. Any Parent Who Has Had a Loved One in the Hospital Knows the Value of Explaining this Experience to a Child Esther's Pearls Publishing Santa Monica, California

Chasing A Dream

Author : Alice Jo Marlin
ISBN : 9781450214407
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Alice lived through the ravages of WWII on the island of Malta in Europe. She saw her father wounded, her cousin die and their house demolished. Her dream began when as a young teenager at the end of the war, she listened to the American Forces Network broadcasting from Stuttgart, Germany and she envisioned marrying her childhood sweetheart, immigrating to America and living happily ever after. She soon married him, had three children and eventually arrived in California to fulfill her fantasy. Reality does not always live up to our expectations. Her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Surgery removed the tumor but the psychological scars remained and festered. He suffered a personality change, turning from a loving husband and father into a scared and vengeful man. In his psychosis he blamed the doctors for his condition and even accused her of conspiring with them. When his anger and despair escalated to guns and knives, the struggle to survive became her priority. Driven to the brink of suicide she finally sought outside help. This is a story of love lost but also of survival, of changing course, determination, renewal and never losing sight of the dream. ----- A stirring memorable journey, June 20, 2010 This book takes you along with the author through a life journey fraught with twists and turns, heart wrenching drama and survival. A young girl's heartwrenching account of experiences on the island of Malta before, during and after WW11 gives the reader a sense of having been there. The author's unexpected detours and setbacks as she pursued her dream makes her triumph over them inspirational. Petra Dean Freelance writer and former columnist ----- Memoirs so strong, deep, brave and heartfelt!, June 19, 2010 What a read! From Malta and a childhood so different from the U.S (enduring WW two and loss)to adult in the U.S., this book cannot be put down. What a brave, strong and loving woman. Alice never lost sight of her dream, or love of her family. Heartwarming, enlightening, AWESOME! All ages will enjoy reading this book. Cant stop thinking about it. Makes quite an impression on what you can do with a dream, strength and love. What a journey! Brenda L. Matthews “bookworm” Terryville Connecticut USA ----- A heart-tugging memoir with a powerful message, May 30, 2010 This soul-searing memoir by Alice Marlin delivers joy, pathos and inspiration. She shares her experiences of a Victorian childhood in Malta, then facing death and destruction during WWII. Her dreams of marriage, a bright future and emigration to America come true but are devastated by unforseeable events. Be prepared to choke back some tears. I will be amazed if a screenwriter doesn't soon contact Alice and turn this story into a touching film. Don Lasseter Author-Journalist

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