Drift

Roman

Author: Michel Bozikovic

Publisher: Tropen

ISBN: 3608102221

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4701

Julien zieht in den Krieg, obwohl alle ihn davon abhalten wollen. Die kroatischen Grenzer, die ersten Soldaten, auf die er trifft, ja sogar die Polizei versuchen zu verhindern, dass er sein Leben wegwirft. Doch gegen alle Widerstände schlägt er sich durch und wird Scharfschütze in einer Auflärungseinheit. Dort lernt er zu lieben, so dass er sich den Namen seiner großen Liebe eigenhändig auf die Brust tätowiert. Der drogenabhängige Martin hat weniger Glück. Er ist gerade von Helena, der Frau seines Lebens, verlassen worden. Martin ist am Ende, hofft aber immer noch auf den Durchbruch als Schriftsteller. Dazu will er Juliens Geschichte aufschreiben und verspricht ihm, sie groß rauszubringen. Temporeich erzählt »Drift« von Aufbruch, jugendlicher Wut und gebrochenen Herzen.

Drift

Author: Ulrike Syha

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644004447

Category: Social Science

Page: 55

View: 376

Ein kleiner Küstenort – eine Idylle, die trügt. Fremde werden hier argwöhnisch beäugt, schon gar, wenn ihre Ferienhäuser den freien Blick aufs Meer verstellen. Die Jüngeren hingegen würden viel lieber in die anonyme Großstadt ziehen, schaffen es aber nur selten, sich von einer Gemeinschaft abzunabeln, in der jeder mit jedem verwandt oder verschwägert ist und jeder jeden kontrolliert. Als ein tödlicher Unfall geschieht, der vielleicht sogar ein Mord war, brechen alte Feindschaften neu aus, und Verschwörungstheorien greifen um sich. Doch nicht nur das soziale Gefüge wankt: Schon lange nagt die Meeresbrandung an der Landschaft und lässt die bebauten Klippen gefährlich bröckeln ... Mit »Drift« hat Ulrike Syha ein Heimatstück geschrieben, dessen Unheimlichkeit an die Filme von David Lynch erinnert. Immer wieder laufen ominöse Jogger in Funktionskleidung durch das Bild, leere Schlauchboote treiben am Strand, Transporter liefern verdächtige Waren aus dem Internet, Vögel flattern gegen Fensterscheiben, und Ausländer sind nur willkommen, wenn sie Restaurants eröffnen. Das Dorf ist bei Syha buchstäblich global geworden, und was in Lifestyle-Magazinen à la »Landlust« als heile Welt verklärt wird, wächst sich in »Drift« subtil und mit sarkastischem Humor zur Apokalypse unserer vernetzten Zivilisation aus.

Drift

Author: Anne Kuhlmeyer

Publisher: CulturBooks

ISBN: 3959880782

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5758

Als sie sich ins Auto setzt und losfährt, will Metha Engelhart nur Urlaub in der Sonne machen. Etwas, das sie seit Jahren, Jahrzehnten nicht getan hat. Doch der Dauerregen sorgt für Vollsperrung der Autobahn, immer mehr Straßen werden unpassierbar. Die Werra tritt über die Ufer. Das Wasser steigt. Und steigt ... In einem alten Haus am Hang treffen Fremde aufeinander, die dem Hochwasser vorerst entronnen sind. Metha hat es mit einem Platten gerade noch bis dorthin geschafft. Albrecht Jackwitz, von Beruf Lektor, kommt zu Fuß mit seinem Koffer voller Bücher. Der halbwüchsige Sydney saß in einem Reisebus, als vor ihnen die Straße unterging. Er hat als Einziger den Bus rechtzeitig verlassen. Dann fährt donnernd ein Erdrutsch nieder, und die Fluten steigen noch schneller. Draußen wird es dunkel. Plötzlich taucht der Hausbesitzer auf, ein ruppiger Bauer namens Jan, mit einem Schaf und einer verunglückten jungen Frau im Schlepptau – und nicht gerade glücklich über all die ungebetenen Gäste. Unbeholfen versuchen die vom Wasser Eingeschlossenen, sich miteinander zu arrangieren, um die Sintflut auszusitzen. Doch jede der Personen trägt Bürden mit sich herum. Der belesene Jackwitz verschanzt sich hinter Vergesslichkeit. Der junge Sydney wäre lieber ein Mädchen. Bauer Jan ist wütend auf alles und jeden. Und warum verspürt Metha, die lebenstüchtige Ärztin, oft so eine Todessehnsucht? Anne Kuhlmeyer, Ärztin, Therapeutin und Schriftstellerin mit Hang zum Grenzentesten, erzählt von einer Hochwasserkatastrophe, die nicht nur Landschaften unterspült: Sie enthüllt die Spannung zwischen Vorsatz und Handeln, Deutung und Wirklichkeit. Drift übertritt die Genregrenzen wie der Fluss seine Ufer und schwemmt sie fort. Ein Roman mitten aus der Wirklichkeit, ein Mosaik aus Schuld und Verantwortung, Erfahrung und Erinnerung mit Einblicken in andere Kulturen und sinnlichen, verrückenden Hommagen an mitreißende Literatur.

Jochen Lempert, Drift

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865608208

Category:

Page: 12

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Teil der Ausstellung sind auch Werke, die Lempert im vergangenen Jahr während seines Aufenthalts in der Villa Massimo in Rom geschaffen hat. Zu ihnen gehört auch die Fotosequenz des aktiven Vulkans Stromboli: Eine schwarze Wolke steigt auf, verändert ihre Form und verfliegt langsam, bis der helle Horizont gegen den dunklen Vordergrund und den rauchgeschwärzten Himmel zu sehen ist. Lempert hat sie für sein Künstlerbuch ausgewählt, das mit dem lapidaren Titel "Drift" auf diejenigen Kräfte im inneren der Erde anspielt, die zu Vulkanausbrüchen führen können. Dieses Naturphänomen hat derzeit erstaunliche Auswirkungen auf unser Alltagsleben, in dem Flugzeuge selbstverständliche Verkehrsmittel sind. Vor 200 Jahren sah man in einem Vulkan wie dem Etna, Stromboli oder Vesuv ein Motiv des Erhabenen: Der Moment des Schreckens und Grauens, mit dem aktiven Vulkan gleichsam in einen Höllenschlund zu blicken, kann aus sicherer Distanz in eine ästhetische Erfahrung des Erhabenen übersetzt werden. Wenn Sie nun gleich an diese Vulkanaufnahmen herantreten, werden Sie sehen können, wie die Rauchpartikel so auf dem Fotopapier hervortreten, dass man gleichsam mit dem Fotografen im Ascheregen steht und die Unmittelbarkeit des beeindruckenden Augenblicks spürbar wird. (Barbara Engelbach, April 2010)

Die Rätsel von Badger's Drift/Requiem für einen Mörder

Zwei Fälle für Inspector Barnaby in einem Band

Author: Caroline Graham

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641156173

Category: Fiction

Page: 736

View: 6329

Zwei Fälle für Inspector Barnaby in einem Band Die Rätsel von Badger's Drift Badger's Drift ist ein verschlafenes Dorf zwischen sanften grünen Hügeln. Dort wird Miss Emily Simpson Zeugin eines Vorfalls, der von ihr besser unentdeckt geblieben wäre, denn kurz darauf ist die freundliche alte Dame tot. Als Chief Inspector Barnaby sich des Falles annimmt, kommt er langjährigen Rivalitäten, Skandalen und Affären auf die Spur. Requiem für einen Mörder Gebannt verfolgen die Theaterbesucher den Selbstmord von Salieri in einer Aufführung von „Amadeus“. Aber der Darsteller stirbt tatsächlich – jemand muss ihm ein echtes Messer untergeschoben haben. Inspector Barnaby stellt fest, dass fast alle Darsteller als Täter in Frage kommen...

Drift auf der Eisscholle

Author: Ivan Dmitrievich Papanin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arctic regions

Page: 272

View: 7705

Particle Detection with Drift Chambers

Author: Walter Blum,Werner Riegler,Luigi Rolandi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540766841

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 7947

This second edition is a thoroughly revised, updated and expanded version of a classic text, with lots of new material on electronic signal creation, amplification and shaping. It’s still a thorough general introduction, too, to the theory and operation of drift chambers. The topics discussed include the basics of gas ionization, electronic drift and signal creation and discuss in depth the fundamental limits of accuracy and the issue of particle identification.

Drift and Mastery

An Attempt to Diagnose the Current Unrest

Author: Walter Lippmann,William Edward Leuchtenburg

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299106041

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 4862

Drift and Mastery, originally published in 1914, is one of the most important and influential documents of the Progressive Movement, a valuable text for understanding the political thought of early twentieth-century America. This paperback edition of Walter Lippmann's classic work includes a revised introduction by William E. Leuchtenburg that places the book in its historical and political contexts. In his first book, A Preface to Politics, Lippmann was sharply critical of traditionalism in favor of creativity—so much so that he was accused of anti-intellectualism. In Drift and Mastery, he corrected this imbalance, exploring the tensions between expansion and consolidation, traditionalism an progressivism, emotion and rationality. He wrote to convince readers that they could balance these tensions: they could be organized, efficient, and functional without sacrificing impulse, choice, fantasy, or liberty. Mastery is attainable, Lippmann argued, but scientific endeavor is driven by human curiosity and creativity—an argument in favor of science as both a method as both a method for discovering the truth and a means of wish fulfillment through diligent attention to facts. Drift and Mastery is both a telling product of its times and a lucid exploration of timeless themes in American government and politics. It will continue to serve new generations of scholars and students in American intellectual history, mass communications, and political science.

Drift

A Novel of Suspense

Author: Sharon Carter Rogers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143917086X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8574

"I am not angel, nor am I demon. I am not a ghost as some would like to believe. I am a Drifter, something God created in his spare time and then forgot on the fringes of reality." CHARLIE MURPHY, BOSS OF THE CRIME SYNDICATE THE ORGANIZATION, IS DEAD. His sassy, impulsive, bold, daring, and fearless twenty-year-old adopted-by-kidnapping daughter, Baby Doll, stands by his open grave—poised, ready to run. If Maurits, Charlie’s bodyguard and heir to the Justice position, discovers the role she played in Charlie’s death, she will pay the ultimate price. A few yards away, a freezing man huddles in a ball on a freshly filled-in grave. He doesn’t seem to be mourning. He seems to be helpless. Hopeless. Waiting. Foolish. He is a Drifter, waiting for a new tether—a person who will see him when no one else can. And he will stay with that person for an unknown period of time. For unknown reasons. He drifts through life invisible to all but one. Heaven and hell are unattainable for him. There is pain. Sometimes lots of pain. But there is no death, even when he wishes it would come. This time, he becomes tethered to Baby Doll, who is determined to finish what she started and will do anything to accomplish it. In a world where loyalties and betrayals are both rewarded with death, each pawn in this deadly game must stay one step ahead of the rest, or they will find themselves six feet under—next to Charlie Murphy.

Rorke's Drift

Empowering Prints

Author: Philippa Hobbs,Elizabeth Rankin

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9781919930138

Category: Art schools

Page: 242

View: 8571

Rorke's Drift was a highly influential art school which in the 1960s and 1970s provided the only place where black artists in South Africa could acquire a formal training. Despite its importance as a key site for black printmakers, little has been written on the subject. This study, illustrated with some 50 colour and 120 black and white prints and contemporary photographs, looks at the history of the school, which was established by the Swedish Lutheran Church and employed Swedish teachers, investigates the individual teachers and artists, and examines the prints they produced. This is a book for teachers and students, artists and art lovers, as well as academic art historians.

Continental Drift

Colliding Continents, Converging Cultures

Author: Constantin Roman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750306867

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 4045

Continental Drift: Colliding Continents, Converging Cultures is as much an account of the impressions Western culture made on Constantin Roman as a young researcher from behind the Iron Curtain as a personal history of the developing new science of plate tectonics. The book elucidates the author's struggles against a web of bureaucracy to secure his rights in the free world while exploring historical events. A refined observer of the contrast of cultures between East and West, Roman's personal story relates his encounters with eminent scientists, artists, and embassy officials. Constantin Roman defied communist restrictions by coming to England in 1968 on a NATO travel grant. After being encouraged by Keith Runcorn at the University of Newcastle to stay in Britain for a higher degree, he received a Ph.D. scholarship at the University of Cambridge. This is where he studied under Sir Edward Bullard when plate tectonics was in its infancy, when the concepts of continental drift and sea floor spreading were galvanizing geology. As a continental student adrift on English shores, Roman soon staked his claim on the plate tectonics map with his work on the deep earthquakes of the Carpathians. But the stakes became higher with a race against the clock to be the first to publish a plate tectonics solution to the Himalayan earthquakes. Continental Drift delves into all of this and more. It will delight earth scientists, physicists, and general readers as well as historians of science, who will find a wealth of personal recollections of key figures in the continental drift story.

Toxic Drift

Pesticides and Health in the Post-World War II South

Author: Pete Daniel

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807132454

Category: History

Page: 209

View: 2122

Following World War II, chemical companies and agricultural experts promoted the use of synthetic chemicals as pesticides on weeds and insects. It was, Pete Daniel points out, a convenient way for companies to apply their wartime research to the domestic market. In Toxic Drift, Daniel documents the particularly disastrous effects this campaign had on the South's public health and environment, exposing the careless mentality that allowed pesticide application to swerve out of control. The quest to destroy pests, Daniel contends, unfortunately outran research on insect resistance, ignored environmental damage, and downplayed the dangers of residue accumulation and threats to fish, wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. Using legal sources, archival records, newspapers, and congressional hearings, Daniel constructs a moving, fact-filled account of the use, abuse, and regulation of pesticides from World War II until 1970.

Drift

The Hammersmith and City Line

Author: Philippe Parreno

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718192664

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 112

View: 2973

Artist and filmmaker, Philippe Parreno, who created the documentary, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, takes us in Drift on a unique voyage through London - a journey without the typical purposes of a journey, an artistic, psychogeographical path - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin 'Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city' Evening Standard 'Exquisitely diverse' The Times 'Eclectic and broad-minded ... beautifully designed' Tom Cox, Observer 'A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes. The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book. This is a very pleasing set of books' A Common Reader blog 'The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves ... A multidimensional literary jigsaw' Londonist 'A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes - some personal, some political and some pictorial ... each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit' Fabric Magazine 'A collection of beautiful books' Grazia [Praise for Philippe Parreno's work]: 'Exceptional ... a small masterpiece', Laura Cumming, Guardian 'One of France's hottest commodities. An artist with an almost chameleon-like approach to his medium, he can switch from film-maker to sculptor to storyteller to producer with the kind of dexterity that defies categorisation' Guardian Philippe Parreno is an Algerian artist and filmmaker who has had shows in major art galleries around the world and is considered the finest writer among artists by curators such as Hans Ulrich Obrist. Based in Paris, his documentary film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait was released in 2006. He has exhibited in MoMA, Tate Modern and the Guggenheim, among others.

From Control to Drift

The Dynamics of Corporate Information Infrastructures

Author: Chair and Professor of Information Systems Claudio Ciborra,Claudio Ciborra,Kristin Braa,Associate Professor of Informatics Kristin Braa,Antonio Cordella,Vidar Hepsø,Bo Dahlbom,Angelo Failla,Ole Hanseth

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198297345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

View: 8908

Firms are investing considerable resources to create large information infrastructures able to fulfil their varied information-processing and communication needs. The more the drive towards globalization, the more such infrastructures become crucial.The 'wiring' of the corporation should bedone in a way that is aligned with its corporate strategy-it is global and generates value. This book presents six in-depth case studies of large corporations-AstraZeneca, IBM, Norsk Hydro, Roche, SKF, and Statoil-which offer a rich picture of the main issues involved in information infrastructure implementation and management. Far from being a linear process, the use of the informationinfrastructure is in fact an open-ended process, in many cases out of control. Current management models and consulting advice do not seem to be able to cope with such a business landscape. This book provides the reader with interpretations and theories that can foster a different understanding and approach. Thus, the economics of standards, complexity theory, and actor-network theory are harnessed to penetrate the issues emerging from the case studies and to generate a new conceptionof the information infrastructure that is relevant both for researchers and practitioners.

The Rejection of Continental Drift

Theory and Method in American Earth Science

Author: Naomi Oreskes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195353600

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 8634

In the early twentieth century, American earth scientists were united in their opposition to the new--and highly radical--notion of continental drift, even going so far as to label the theory "unscientific." Some fifty years later, however, continental drift was heralded as a major scientific breakthrough and today it is accepted as scientific fact. Why did American geologists reject so adamantly an idea that is now considered a cornerstone of the discipline? And why were their European colleagues receptive to it so much earlier? This book, based on extensive archival research on three continents, provides important new answers while giving the first detailed account of the American geological community in the first half of the century. Challenging previous historical work on this episode, Naomi Oreskes shows that continental drift was not rejected for the lack of a causal mechanism, but because it seemed to conflict with the basic standards of practice in American geology. This account provides a compelling look at how scientific ideas are made and unmade.

Pakistan's Drift Into Extremism

Allah, the Army, and America's War on Terror

Author: Hassan Abbas

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765614964

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

View: 8104

Pakistan's Drift into Extremism examines the rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and analyzes its connections to the Pakistani army's policies and fluctuating U.S.-Pakistani relations. It includes profiles of leading Pakistani jihadi groups with details of their origins, development, and capabilities based on interviews with Pakistani intelligence officials and militant leaders. In addition to a detailed account of the political developments in Pakistan since 1947, the book also provides a detailed profile of General Pervez Musharraf, evaluates Indo-Pakistani relations, and discusses the country's domestic and regional prospects.

Spray Drift Management

Principles, Strategies and Supporting Information

Author: Primary Industries Standing Committee

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643068353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 71

View: 3646

Spray Drift Management focuses on managing the risks associated with pesticide spray application, in particular, spray drift onto non-target areas. Designed to assist chemical users and primary industry sectors to develop spray drift management strategies, this is essential reading for landowners, spray contractors and operators, growers, government agencies and consultants. Spray Drift Management is designed to assist chemical users develop spray drift management strategies that address the specific nature of the pest problem and the climatic and geographic characteristics of the region involved. The comprehensive nature of the supporting information makes it a useful tool for developing education and training programs and is a useful reference for policy makers. The Australian Commonwealth and State/Territory governments created several new Ministerial Councils from the amalgamation and redirection of the work of several existing Councils. These changes saw the winding up of ARMCANZ (and SCARM) and the establishment of a new Council, the Primary Industries Ministerial Council, its primary source of advice will flow from a committee of senior officials, the Primary Industries Standing Committee (PISC).

Drift

Author: John Bernhard

Publisher: John bernhard

ISBN: 0974902217

Category: Photography, Artistic

Page: 288

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The Drift of Sea Ice

Author: Matti Leppäranta

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540269703

Category: Science

Page: 266

View: 4806

This book presents the fundamental laws of sea ice drift, as derived from the material properties of sea ice, the basic laws of mechanics, and the latest modeling techniques. Topics covered include the science of sea ice drift, forecasting velocity based on volume, size and shape, sea ice ridging and remote sensing, modelling of ice conditions, and the role of sea ice drift in oceanography, marine ecology and engineering.