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Just One @ Speed Bump After Another

Author : Dave Coverly
ISBN : 1550227009
Genre : Humor
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In this, the latest collection of comics by a proudly scatterbrained cartoonist, readers will enjoy the subtle ironies and overlooked details of everyday life, ranging from kids and parenting to work and relationships. As it has for more than a decade, the Speed Bump series draws upon shared human traits and deft wordplay to poke gentle fun at the way we live and love. A full-color pullout accompanies the cartoons, allowing readers to display their favorite panels.

Googled

Author : Ken Auletta
ISBN : 9780753546888
Genre : Business & Economics
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Googled is candid, authoritative and based on extensive research, including in-house at Google HQ where Ken Auletta had unprecedented access. He conducted over 150 interviews at Google with the company's founders and executives and also interviewed those in the media who are struggling to keep their heads above water. Crucially, Googled is not just a history or reportage: it's forward-looking. Auletta reveals how the media industry is being disrupted and redefined and shows how and why the worlds of 'new' and 'old' media often communicate as if residents of different planets. Googled is already being hailed as the definitive work on Google and is a crucial roadmap to how media business may be done in the future.

A Bride For Sam A Christmas Wedding Novella

Author : Theresa Paolo
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Genre : Fiction
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Love is in the air this holiday season in Red Maple Falls. Sam Bennett never thought he would settle down until Hadley confessed her secret crush on him. Now he’s ready to marry the love of his life in the wedding of her dreams. Hadley Hayes still pinches herself to make sure she isn’t dreaming. She’s marrying the man she has secretly loved for years and everything is going smoothly until one bump in the road leads to another and another, sending the visions of her perfect wedding down the drain. The only thing that can save the wedding is a Christmas miracle, but if there is any place where miracles are possible it’s their small town of Red Maple Falls.

14 Miles

Author : DW Gibson
ISBN : 9781501183430
Genre : History
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An esteemed journalist delivers a compelling on-the-ground account of the construction of President Trump’s border wall in San Diego—and the impact on the lives of local residents. In August of 2019, Donald Trump finished building his border wall—at least a portion of it. In San Diego, the Army Corps of engineers completed two years of construction on a 14-mile steel beamed barrier that extends eighteen-feet high and cost a staggering $147 million. As one border patrol agent told reporters visiting the site, “It was funded and approved and it was built under his administration. It is Trump’s wall.” 14 Miles is a definitive account of all the dramatic construction, showing readers what it feels like to stand on both sides of the border looking up at the imposing and controversial barrier. After the Department of Homeland Security announced an open call for wall prototypes in 2017, DW Gibson, an award-winning journalist and Southern California native, began visiting the construction site and watching as the prototype samples were erected. Gibson spent those two years closely observing the work and interviewing local residents to understand how it was impacting them. These include April McKee, a border patrol agent leading a recruiting program that trains teenagers to work as agents; Jeff Schwilk, a retired Marine who organizes pro-wall rallies as head of the group San Diegans for Secure Borders; Roque De La Fuente, an eccentric millionaire developer who uses the construction as a promotional opportunity; and Civile Ephedouard, a Haitian refugee who spent two years migrating through Central America to the United States and anxiously awaits the results of his asylum case. Fascinating, propulsive, and incredibly timely, 14 Miles is an important work that explains not only how the wall has reshaped our landscape and countless lives but also how its shadow looms over our very identity as a nation.

Material Culture And Technology In Everyday Life

Author : Phillip Vannini
ISBN : 143310301X
Genre : Social Science
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Focusing on the technoculture of everyday life, this book attempts to zero in on the simplicity and the habitual character of the interaction between humans and material objects, which is often assumed or taken for granted. Because objects are always meaningful in the pragmatic use to which they are directed, the material world of everyday life can be seen as a technoculture of its own - one made of behaviors as simple, and yet as significant, as using a lawnmower, or decorating one's body. In discussing the unique methodological components of the ethnography of the technoculture of everyday life, this book begins a dialogue on how we can examine - from the participants' perspective - the interconnections between social agents, their technological/material practices, their material objects or technics, and their social and material environment.

Better By Car By Far

Author : Steve Jamnicky
ISBN : 9781524504304
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Have you ever wanted to go for a really long drive and explore along the way? I am not talking days or weeksI am talking months and years. Wouldnt it be great if you could just take off on a long journey and start a whole new life? A life of discovery and adventure, satisfying your curiosity about the modern and ancient worlds, the different geographical locations, and the cultures of two completely different continents. Is doing your favorite sports or activities in an entirely new environment of interest to you? Do you want to challenge yourself learning new languages and dialects, including the local slang? Do you want to know about some of the most amazing places on the planet? If yes, then come with me on an entirely enlightening and inspiring, epic journey through the northern and southern hemispheres, through the continents of North and South America, by car.

Chicken Soup For The Soul Life Lessons From The Cat

Author : Amy Newmark
ISBN : 9781611592894
Genre : Pets
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You can’t help but be changed when you have a cat. They teach us about devotion, loyalty, and the value of living in the moment. They show us how to appreciate every day, and somehow, in those deep eyes, we learn about ourselves as well, becoming better humans. Our feline friends teach us many lessons, from their days as a kitten to their quiet senior years. Along the way they keep us company, provide unconditional love, and share in the ups and downs of our lives. These 101 real-life stories will delight cat lovers of all kinds. You’ll laugh a lot, tear up at times, and nod your head in recognition as you read these tales about the wonderful experience of sharing life with a cat. Part of the proceeds go to support the work of American Humane, providing a better life for cats everywhere.

The Agency Of Organizing

Author : Boris H. J. M. Brummans
ISBN : 9781317223238
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Winner of the 2018 Outstanding Edited Book Award from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association The Agency of Organizing explains why the notion of agency is central to understanding what organizations are, how they come into existence, continue to exist, or fade away, and how they function. Written by leading organizational communication scholars, the chapters in this edited volume present seven different theoretical perspectives on agency in the dynamics of organizing. Authors discuss how they conceptualize agency from their own perspective and how they propose to investigate agency empirically in processes of organizing by using specific methods. Through insightful case studies, they demonstrate the value of these perspectives for organizational research and practice.

The Secrets Of Story

Author : Matt Bird
ISBN : 9781440348297
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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You've just boarded a plane. You've loaded your phone with your favorite podcasts, but before you can pop in your earbuds, disaster strikes: The guy in the next seat starts telling you all about something crazy that happened to him--in great detail. This is the unwelcome storyteller, trying to convince a reluctant audience to care about his story. We all hate that guy, right? But when you tell a story (any kind of story: a novel, a memoir, a screenplay, a stage play, a comic, or even a cover letter), you become the unwelcome storyteller. So how can you write a story that audiences will embrace? The answer is simple: Remember what it feels like to be that jaded audience. Tell the story that would win you over, even if you didn't want to hear it. The Secrets of Story provides comprehensive, audience-focused strategies for becoming a master storyteller. Armed with the Ultimate Story Checklist, you can improve every aspect of your fiction writing with incisive questions like these: • Concept: Is the one-sentence description of your story uniquely appealing? • Character: Can your audience identify with your hero? • Structure and Plot: Is your story ruled by human nature? • Scene Work: Does each scene advance the plot and reveal character through emotional reactions? • Dialogue: Is your characters' dialogue infused with distinct personality traits and speech patterns based on their lives and backgrounds? • Tone: Are you subtly setting, resetting, and upsetting expectations? • Theme: Are you using multiple ironies throughout the story to create meaning? To succeed in the world of fiction and film, you have to work on every aspect of your craft and satisfy your audience. Do both--and so much more--with The Secrets of Story.

Pandora S Hope

Author : Bruno Latour
ISBN : 0674653351
Genre : Science
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A scientist friend asked Bruno Latour point-blank: “Do you believe in reality?” Taken aback by this strange query, Latour offers his meticulous response in Pandora’s Hope. It is a remarkable argument for understanding the reality of science in practical terms. In this book, Latour, identified by Richard Rorty as the new “bête noire of the science worshipers,” gives us his most philosophically informed book since Science in Action. Through case studies of scientists in the Amazon analyzing soil and in Pasteur’s lab studying the fermentation of lactic acid, he shows us the myriad steps by which events in the material world are transformed into items of scientific knowledge. Through many examples in the world of technology, we see how the material and human worlds come together and are reciprocally transformed in this process. Why, Latour asks, did the idea of an independent reality, free of human interaction, emerge in the first place? His answer to this question, harking back to the debates between Might and Right narrated by Plato, points to the real stakes in the so-called science wars: the perplexed submission of ordinary people before the warring forces of claimants to the ultimate truth.

Trading At The Speed Of Light

Author : Donald MacKenzie
ISBN : 9780691217789
Genre : Business & Economics
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A remarkable look at how the growth, technology, and politics of high-frequency trading have altered global financial markets In today’s financial markets, trading floors on which brokers buy and sell shares face-to-face have increasingly been replaced by lightning-fast electronic systems that use algorithms to execute astounding volumes of transactions. Trading at the Speed of Light tells the story of this epic transformation. Donald MacKenzie shows how in the 1990s, in what were then the disreputable margins of the US financial system, a new approach to trading—automated high-frequency trading or HFT—began and then spread throughout the world. HFT has brought new efficiency to global trading, but has also created an unrelenting race for speed, leading to a systematic, subterranean battle among HFT algorithms. In HFT, time is measured in nanoseconds (billionths of a second), and in a nanosecond the fastest possible signal—light in a vacuum—can travel only thirty centimeters, or roughly a foot. That makes HFT exquisitely sensitive to the length and transmission capacity of the cables connecting computer servers to the exchanges’ systems and to the location of the microwave towers that carry signals between computer datacenters. Drawing from more than 300 interviews with high-frequency traders, the people who supply them with technological and communication capabilities, exchange staff, regulators, and many others, MacKenzie reveals the extraordinary efforts expended to speed up every aspect of trading. He looks at how in some markets big banks have fought off the challenge from HFT firms, and how exchanges sometimes engineer technical systems to favor certain types of algorithms over others. Focusing on the material, political, and economic characteristics of high-frequency trading, Trading at the Speed of Light offers a unique glimpse into its influence on global finance and where it could lead us in the future.

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ISBN : UCSD:31822034958827
Genre : American literature
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The Road Taken

Author : Henry Petroski
ISBN : 9781632863614
Genre : Business & Economics
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A renowned historian and engineer explores the past, present, and future of America's crumbling infrastructure. Acclaimed engineer and historian Henry Petroski explores our core infrastructure from both historical and contemporary perspectives, explaining how essential their maintenance is to America's economic health. Petroski reveals the genesis of the many parts of America's highway system--our interstate numbering system, the centerline that divides roads, and such taken-for-granted objects as guardrails, stop signs, and traffic lights--all crucial to our national and local infrastructure. A compelling work of history, The Road Taken is also an urgent clarion call aimed at American citizens, politicians, and anyone with a vested interest in our economic well-being. Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling, and Petroski reveals the complex and challenging interplay between government and industry inherent in major infrastructure improvement. The road we take in the next decade toward rebuilding our aging infrastructure will in large part determine our future national prosperity.

Taking The Lead

Author : Karen Spafford-Fitz
ISBN : 9781459414631
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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As captain of his school track and field team, Jonas runs only to win. His specialty is the 100-metre sprint. When the team's first track meet does not go as he hoped, Jonas turns his anger on his teammates. He ends up in the office, where the principal also notices that Jonas has failed to complete his required volunteer work. She kicks him off the team and strips him of his captaincy, but later makes him a deal: Jonas can compete at the final track met if he finishes his volunteer hours. To do so, he must train Darien, a vision and mobility impaired teen, for a 5k race. Through working with Darien, Jonas gains a new appreciation for his sport and for what it means to be a true winner.

Utta Drivel Free

Author : Alan Pinkett
ISBN : 9781326049508
Genre : Humor
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Utta Drivel Free is a comic novel that follows the life of Wilfric and his friends Boothroyd and Utta Drivel. Wilfric is 1600-odd years-old, a longevity that can make for some interesting takes on history. Meeting up with walking disaster Boothroyd and the wonderfully eccentric patriot Utta Drivel leads to much laughter. Their sparkling conversations cover many interesting ideas. Are 10 commandments enough to cover 7 deadly sins? Why were typists ever needed - you wouldn't get a monk to do your handwriting for you, after all... But laid-back entrepreneur Wilfric has managed to make enemies in mystical Glastonbury after setting up a business there. This upset the Glastonbury Underworld and they took out a contract on him. The friends' lives become interspersed with attacks from two incompetent New Age hippies - Loco Chanel, a militant aromatherapist, and her mad partner, Ossie the Osteopath. An audaciously satirical work in which the author's wit will make you laugh out loud.

Death On The Greasy Grass

Author : C. M. Wendelboe
ISBN : 9781101599150
Genre : Fiction
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FBI agent Manny Tanno is taking some much needed R and R at the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn. But when a death on the reservation cuts his vacation short, he learns that the secrets of the past have a way of stirring up trouble in the present. As a scout for the legendary General Custer, Crow tribe member Levi Star Dancer kept a journal chronicling his exploits from the Battle of the Greasy Grass onward. Now, the missing journal has been found and the descendents of those mentioned in the account, including Levi’s own, want to keep their family secrets hidden at all costs… Manny’s trip to the Crow Agency Reservation turns out to be ill timed when a reenactor of the Battle of Little Big Horn is killed right in front of him. It turns out the victim was the one who found Levi Star Dancer’s famed diary and was planning on selling it to the highest bidder. And while the dead body is hard to miss, the coveted book is nowhere to be found. Now, Manny has to watch his back while searching for a murderer and the missing journal, because this slippery killer will do anything to make sure the past stays buried.

Hidden History Of Gamecocks Football

Author : David Caraviello
ISBN : 9781439670804
Genre : History
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Since the earliest days of football, the Gamecocks have helped make the sport a favorite in the Palmetto State. In the early 1900s, the team joined many other schools banning college football because of the injuries and deaths nationwide. Martha Williams Brice donated $2.75 million from her estate to help bring about an aggressive and overdue expansion. After executing one dazzling play after another and surviving three down-to-the-wire games in ACC play, the Gamecocks won their first and only conference championship in 1969. Author David Caraviello offers a behind-the-scenes look at Gamecock football history.

Kenya National Assembly Official Record Hansard

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The official records of the proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, the House of Representatives of the Government of Kenya and the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.

I Thought He Was A Speed Bump And Other Excuses From Life In The Fast Lane

Author : Terry Marotta
ISBN : 0963860305
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Most people in this country hurry too much. I know, because I have been one of them. For much of my adult life, I've broken dozens of glasses and plates each year whipping them in and out of the dishwasher, thinking all the while,'Get it done, get it done.' So begins this collection of reader-favorite columns, with its varied chapter headings ("Latin For the Not Yet Dead," "Fruit of The Loom Jesus" and "When Will Dad Become a Woman?") all centered around what kids have to teach us: about not driving so fast that we hardly know what - or, in the story which gives the book its title - who are driving over. "A delightful valentine to dispel the humdrum quality of everyday experience, Marotta's observations are rife with gentle wit and an enviable wisdom." The Boston Globe "At last: a book for frazzled people everywhere.... Full of faith hope and heart." The Cape Cod Times "Marotta's words pop out at you like those 3-D castles in a child's book." The Palm Beach Post I laughed and cried. It brought me a sense of connectedness and joy; It made my soul sing! - A reader in Vermont.

American Political Experience A Campaign For Elective Office

Author : Lester Langertrippes
ISBN : 9781105739798
Genre : Business & Economics
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This is a detailed account of a run for state legislature and encounters with voters, party officials, incumbents, and fellow candidates as well as job seekers, handout seekers, axe grinders, clergy, and the religious faithful. Are you considering a run for office? Can you answer why should they vote for you? Can you say, "No," and still get their vote? Do you know how we have gotten to this point? Why the system works the way it does? And why the various positions are held? Do you enjoy endless meetings, hand shaking, and log rolling? This account can help you answer these questions and know if politics is the game for you.

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