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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.

The Political Economy Of Russian Aluminium

Author : Jakub M. Godzimirski
ISBN : 9783319572345
Genre : Political Science
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This book addresses how the progress of the Russian aluminium industry, which has developed into an important global actor, has been influenced by the interaction of global market forces and the evolution of the Russian political system. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian aluminium producers needed to adapt to changing framework conditions, both with regards to the global aluminium market and in Russia. Examining the most important changes in the organization of the global aluminium trade – the reorganization and consolidation of Russian aluminium industry and its ‘oligarchization’ – Godzimirski charts the evolution of the relationship between political and economic power in Russia, and the impact that this development has had on survival and adaptation strategies of key aluminium players in the country.

Visuality Materiality

Author : Divya P. Tolia-Kelly
ISBN : 9781317001119
Genre : History
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Two of the key theoretical shifts over the past two decades of critical work have been the 'visual turn' and the 'material turn'. This book argues that these hitherto distinct fields should be understood as in continual dialogue and co-constitution and focuses on reconceptualising the visual as an embodied, material, and often politically-charged realm. This edited volume elaborates this conceptual argument through a series of contemporary case studies, drawn from the disciplines of Architecture, Sociology, Media Studies, Geography and Cultural Studies. The case studies included are paired around four themes: consumption, translation, practice and ethics. As well as exploring the bringing together of visuality and materiality studies, the contributors raise questions of social identity and social critique, and also focus on the ethics of material visualities.

The International Aluminium Cartel

Author : Marco Bertilorenzi
ISBN : 9781317804833
Genre : Business & Economics
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Aluminium was one of most cartelised industries in the international economic panorama of the 20th century. Born following the discovery of electrolytic smelting process in 1886, this industry, even in its infancy, established a cartel which characterised its history until nearly 1980. Managers of the aluminium industry from various historical eras and countries shared the same vision about the development of their industry: to keep prices as stable as possible in order to encourage expansions and to provide return on investments. Price instability, which characterised the trade of other commodities, was unknown to the aluminium industry. This book neither argues that cartels are fundamentally evil, nor attempts to demonstrate that cartels are optimal business organisations. It instead provides an in-depth and frank analysis of the internal working of industrial organisations and of the interplay between cartels and political powers and institutions. The International Aluminium Cartel offers explanations for the construction and collapse of cartels, descriptions of their operations, and an historical interpretation of their experiences. Incorporating information gleaned from a unique collection of private and public archives from several countries, this unique study will appeal to a wide variety of readers, including academics interested in industrial and business history.

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).

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.

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.

Iron Age

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105007143758
Genre : Hardware
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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.

Surfer Dreams

Author : Kai Steiner
ISBN : 9783863612481
Genre : Fiction
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Windsurfen macht süchtig. Windsurfen ist ein Zusammenspiel von geschmeidigen Körpern, geschickten Bewegungen, von Boards und Riggs im Wasser, bei ruhigem Dahingleiten bis zum Wellenspringen bei aufgebrachter See. Nirgendwo sonst wird die grenzenlose Freiheit intensiver erlebt. Am südlichen Zipfel Sri Lankas, in Hambantota, gibt es eine berühmte Surfschule, die aus aller Herren Länder Freaks, und solche die es werden wollen, magisch anzieht. Für diesen Sommer waren Jonathan, Henry und John als Trainer angeworben. Helen ist Chefin. Sie alle sind Könner, Jonathan war Deutscher Meister des letzten Jahres. Als Stasik, - er wird in wenigen Tagen achtzehn - mit einer Reisegruppe aus Deutschland ankommt, und im Surfhotel Quartier bezieht, weiß niemand, dass der Junge ein traumatisches Erlebnis aus seiner Jugend mit sich herumschleppt. Seine Aggression und Engstirnigkeit bringt alle zur Verzweiflung. Herausgefordert in einem heftigen Sturm, rettet er unter Einsatz seines Lebens mit Leuten vom Hotel Surfbretter, Masten, Gabelbäume, Finnen und Segel. Mit von der Partie ist ein singhalesischer Fischerjunge mit der Kraft eines Elefanten. Stasik ist begeistert und streift mit dieser Begegnung seine Eigensinnigkeit ab. Der Singhalese, ohne Scheu vor Nacktheit und hemmungslos in seiner Zudringlichkeit, bringt dem Deutschen Sex als das Normalste unter Jungen bei, und Stasik wird zum gelehrigen Schüler. Ja, seine Lust wird täglich neu entfacht. Plötzlich wird er gemocht, und hierbei spielt der 15jährige Mario aus der Nähe Neapels, ein Schlitzohr, eine bedeutende Rolle. Aber nicht in ihn verliebt sich Stasik, sondern in Jonathan, der mit Helen liiert ist. Stasiks offen zur Schau getragene Zuneigung zu Jonathan bringt Helens Welt durcheinander. Am Prüfungstag wählt Stasik den Doppelpack auf großem Board... Zusammen gleitet er auf einem Brett mit seinem Trainer los und schürt in Jonathan ein Feuer, das zum Verhängnis wird. Noch am Tag seiner überstürzten Rückkehr nach Deutschland sucht Stasik seine Bank auf. Erst bei Volljährigkeit kann er ein für ihn eingerichteten Safe öffnen. Was er erfährt, verändert sein Leben ein weiteres Mal. Reifer geworden, macht er sich auf den Weg nach St. Peter Ording, ein Badeort an der Nordsee, um sich das zu holen, was ihm zusteht.

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