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The Textual Life Of Airports

Author : Christopher Schaberg
ISBN : 9781441175212
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From the earliest airfields to the post-9/11 turn, this book investigates how airports figure in the American cultural imagination. >

Airportness

Author : Christopher Schaberg
ISBN : 1501325701
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The term “airportness” has been used to describe the architectural feel of modern terminals and concourses. In his third book about airports, Christopher Schaberg argues that airportness is not just a way of thinking about design, but also the feelings and sensations related to everyday patterns of flight. It is seeing planes in the sky, recognizing vague roars from above, and interpreting the routines of air travel-from sliding doors, to jet bridge, to lavatory. Airportness: The Nature of Flight departs from where The End of Airports left off, speculating about the future of flight and contemplating aircraft as they appear in a variety of contexts. Airportness explores how planes have become surprisingly natural objects: experienced as unquestionable set pieces, props, and passages...airportness is the rumbling background noise of the jet age.

The End Of Airports

Author : Christopher Schaberg
ISBN : 9781501305504
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The End of Airports. Does the title mean the end of air travel? Or merely the end result, what feelings and experiences airports produce? Carving a path between these two ends, The End of Airports explores the topic of contemporary air travel from a variety of critical perspectives. It is not necessarily hastening the end of air travel, but seeks to document recurring paradoxes and contradictory sentiments that are ambient around commercial flight and airports. These points of illumination suggest that the epoch of human flight might be coming to a close, or approaching a threshold, as the significance of physical space is ceded to social networks and online worlds. Christopher Schaberg demonstrates how 21st-century airports are strange spaces that coincide and coexist with new media forms. His book is concerned with the ends of airports, or how they function on a normal basis in the contemporary moment. For the word “end” can mean the final part of something (or death), but it can also mean something's object or purpose, or even the point when something begins. We often say “in the end” when we really mean things are ongoing. In this sense The End of Airports is about how airports persist, both in reality and in cultural imaginaries.

Winning Ugly

Author : Brad Gilbert
ISBN : 9781476715094
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The tennis classic from Olympic gold medalist and ESPN analyst Brad Gilbert, now featuring a new introduction with tips drawn from the strategies of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, Andy Murray, and more, to help you outthink and outplay your toughest opponents A former Olympic medalist and now one of ESPN’s most respected analysts, Brad Gilbert shares his timeless tricks and tips, including “some real gems” (Tennis magazine) to help both recreational and professional players improve their game. In the new introduction to this third edition, Gilbert uses his inside access to analyze current stars such as Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, showing readers how to beat better players without playing better tennis. Written with clarity and wit, this classic combat manual for the tennis court has become the bible of tennis instruction books for countless players worldwide.

Shining Glory

Author : Peter J. Leithart
ISBN : 9781621897859
Genre : Religion
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Terrence Malick's stunning film The Tree of Life is a modern Job story, an exploration of suffering and glory, an honest look at strife within a Texas family in the 1950s. In Shining Glory, Peter J. Leithart examines the biblical and theological motifs of the film and illuminates how Malick exploited the visual poetry of film to produce one of the most spiritually challenging and theologically sophisticated films ever made.

The Sabermetric Revolution

Author : Benjamin Baumer
ISBN : 9780812209129
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From the front office to the family room, sabermetrics has dramatically changed the way baseball players are assessed and valued by fans and managers alike. Rocketed to popularity by the 2003 bestseller Moneyball and the film of the same name, the use of sabermetrics to analyze player performance has appeared to be a David to the Goliath of systemically advantaged richer teams that could be toppled only by creative statistical analysis. The story has been so compelling that, over the past decade, team after team has integrated statistical analysis into its front office. But how accurately can crunching numbers quantify a player's ability? Do sabermetrics truly level the playing field for financially disadvantaged teams? How much of the baseball analytic trend is fad and how much fact? The Sabermetric Revolution sets the record straight on the role of analytics in baseball. Former Mets sabermetrician Benjamin Baumer and leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist correct common misinterpretations and develop new methods to assess the effectiveness of sabermetrics on team performance. Tracing the growth of front office dependence on sabermetrics and the breadth of its use today, they explore how Major League Baseball and the field of sports analytics have changed since the 2002 season. Their conclusion is optimistic, but the authors also caution that sabermetric insights will be more difficult to come by in the future. The Sabermetric Revolution offers more than a fascinating case study of the use of statistics by general managers and front office executives: for fans and fantasy leagues, this book will provide an accessible primer on the real math behind moneyball as well as new insight into the changing business of baseball.

Fight Club 2 Graphic Novel

Author : Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN : 9781630082833
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Some imaginary friends never go away . . . Ten years after starting Project Mayhem, he lives a mundane life. A kid, a wife. Pills to keep his destiny at bay. But it won't last long-the wife has seen to that. He's back where he started, but this go-round he's got more at stake than his own life. The time has arrived . . . Collects issues #1-#10 of the series. "Poignant and very funny."-The Atlantic "Entertaining."-Comic Book Resources "Perfect."-Forces of Geek "Jaw dropping."-Geek Chic Elite "Excellent."-The Beat "Compulsively readable."-Big Shiny Robot

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