The Art and Science of Race Driving
Author: Michael Krumm
Publisher: Icon Publishing Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
Written by a professional, Driving on the Edge covers the basic skills and reveals the latest advanced techniques for driving a racing car on the limit. Essential reading for beginner and experienced driver alike, it will also interest race team engineers and car enthusiasts who want to peek behind the scenes to learn more about the challenging world of the racing driver.
Author: John Drake Robinson
Publisher: Compass Flower Press
Water and Wilderness... Robinson's irreverent humor gets a workout in Missouri's back country. ...Beauty and Danger "I'd crossed a threshold, a no man's land scattered with rattlesnakes and rednecks, whirlpools and whiskey stills, deep woods caverns and cracks named after devils, nervous meth cookers and fish that jump up and smack you in the head. The journey was a wild, wooly hoot!" John Robinson is back on his second tour for the road trip reader. This book comes on the heels of his amazing and humorous first book, "A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart - Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods and Back Yards." In addition to having his car, Erafnus as a character in the book, John introduces the reader to a new companion...
Author: Andres Carvallo,John Cooper
Publisher: Artech House
Category: Technology & Engineering
Placing emphasis on practical “how-to” guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides a first-hand, insider’s perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century. This book presents engineers, researchers, and students with the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technology’s evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles. This updated second edition focuses on the disruptive impact of DER. This new edition also includes a glossary with well over 100 acronyms and terms, acknowledging the tremendous challenge for a student of smart energy and smart grid to grasp this complex industry.
Author: M. Desiree
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
On The Edge of the Pack Book two of the On The Edge series Olivia Mayors journey continues as she becomes part of the mythical world. After meeting CliffMarks enemyin On The Edge of the Forest, Olivia is positive that she is going to meet her death. She finds Cliff to save Mark, but the unexpected happens. Rather than the monster she is expecting, Cliff seems to be kind, but that does not fool Olivia. She is wary when he makes her a deal: become his and hell stop trying to kill Mark as well as all the other wolves. Under the circumstances, Olivia has no choice but to accept. Just as she accepts, the unexpected happens and Olivia becomes the very thing that she always thought was mythical: a werewolf. Struggling with the new feelings and emotions in her body, Olivia is faced with many more obstacles and challenges. Danger lurks around every corner from the consequences of marrying Mark, to child bearing and wolf hunts. Time after time, her family is endangered. When a wolf hunt starts unexpectedly, they leave their spacious home and move deeply into the forest of Pinecrossing where Olivia learns of a horrible truth: her brother died. Attending her brothers funeral in Idaho has consequences, but then again, doesnt everything? This is where Olivias journey really begins as, after his funeral, she begins to tell all of her family members good-bye. When she intends to do this with her sister, a secret is unraveled that will yet again forever change Olivias world: Cliff. He was back again, taunting Olivia. Playing games was a favorite of his, and Olivia prepared herself in every way possible to fight him to protect her family. Along the way truths are uncovered about her past. Truth about how exactly much her parents knew about this life; about the genes she carried. She also learns another family secret that will leave many questions answered, while others arise. Every day, trouble gets closer and closer. After Olivias sister, Christine, is threatened, Olivia is faced with yet another choice. She can either become a monsterCliffsand have no contact what-so-ever with her family, or she can sit back and watch as one by one, her family is murdered. Is she strong enough to save her family? Or is she selfish enough to put them in danger?
Körperliche und mentale Optimierung im Motorsport
Author: Gernot Emberger,Alexander Prinz
Author: Thomas McGuane
From one of America’s most acclaimed literary figures (“an important as well as brilliant novelist”—The New York Times Book Review) a major new novel that hilariously takes the pulse of our times. The unforgettable voyager of this dark comic journey is I. B. “Berl” Pickett, M.D., the die of whose uncharmed life was probably cast as soon as his mother got the bright idea to name him after Irving Berlin. The boyhood insults to any chance of normalcy piled on apace thereafter: the traumatizing, spasmodic spectacle of Pentecostalist Sunday worship; the socially inhibitory accompaniment of his parents on their itinerant rug-shampooing business; the undue technical advancement and emotional retardation that ensued from his erotic initiation at the hands of his aunt. What would have become of this soul had he not gone to medical school, thanks to the surrogate parenting of a local physician and solitary bird hunter? But there is meaning to life beyond professional accreditation, even in the noblest of callings. Berl’s been on a mission to find it these past few years, though with scant equipment or basis for hope. Hard to say (for the moment anyway) whether his mission has been aided or set back by his having fallen under suspicion of negligent homicide in the death of his former lover. All the same, being ostracized by virtually all his colleagues at the clinic gives him something to chew on: the reality of small-town living as total surveillance more than any semblance of fellowship, even among folks you’ve known your whole life. Fortunately, for Berl, it doesn’t take a village. And he will find his deliverance in continuing to practice medicine one way or another, as well as in the few human connections he has made, wittingly or not, over the years. The landscape, too, will furnish a hint in what might yet prove, if not a certifiable epiphany, a semi-spiritual awakening in I. B. Pickett, M.D., the inglorious but sole hero of Thomas McGuane’s uproarious and profound exploration of the threads by which we all are hanging. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Leonard Sax
Girls are cutting themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they're fat, and starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about grades they can't sleep at night-at eleven years of age. What's going on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers. He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are obsessed with grades or Facebook. Dr. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female-centered activities, and more. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's young women.
The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls—Sexual Identity, the Cyberbubble, Obsessions, Envi
Author: Leonard Sax
Publisher: Basic Books
Category: Family & Relationships
Girls are cutting themselves with razors. Girls are convinced they're fat, and starve themselves to prove it. Other girls are so anxious about grades they can't sleep at night—at eleven years of age. What's going on? In Girls on the Edge, Dr. Leonard Sax provides the answers. He shares stories of girls who look confident and strong on the outside, but are fragile within. He shows why a growing proportion of teen and tween girls are confused about their sexual identity, or are obsessed with grades or Facebook. Dr. Sax provides parents with tools to help girls become confident women, along with practical tips on helping your daughter choose a sport, nurturing her spirit through female centered activities, and more. Compelling and inspiring, Girls on the Edge points the way to a new future for today's young women.
Eine praktische Anleitung für Amateure und Profis
Author: Ralph Pütz,Ton Serné
Category: Technology & Engineering
Der Leser wird zunächst lernen, seinen Rennwagen selbst zu vermessen, um das Setup des Autos letztendlich besser kennen- und verstehen zu lernen. Daraufhin folgt sukzessive die Vermittlung von Grundlagen mit dem Anspruch der unmittelbaren Anwendbarkeit des Wissens. Als erstes werden die wichtigsten Eigenschaften der Reifen beschrieben, um zu vermitteln, wie man die Eigenschaften der Reifen optimal ausnutzen kann. Erst in der Folge werden Federung, Schwingungsdämpfer (Stoßdämpfer), Stabilisatoren, Fahrwerksgeometrien und die Aerodynamik behandelt mit der Zielsetzung, das Potenzial der Reifen bestmöglich einzusetzen. Abschließend wird das Gelernte optimal auf das Durchfahren einer Kurve, verteilt auf fünf wesentliche Segmente, angewendet und pro Segment eine Analyse für mögliche Ursachen von Unter- und Übersteuern durchgeführt und Lösungsansätze gegeben.
Author: Brian Ball
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Off-duty Police Constable Arthur Root is playing a round at Wolvers, his local golf club. However, he soon finds himself back on duty when a JCB driver working there digs up the body of a man. Root protects the excavated area as a crime scene. The man had been murdered, and is identified as Roger Hancock, a former member of the club. When there is a second brutal murder, involving many members of the golf club - Root himself becomes implicated...
Lessons from the Front Lines of Marketing to China's Youth
Author: Mary Bergstrom
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Business & Economics
The allure of the world's fastest growing economy and largest population is undeniable; global companies crowd into the mainland in search of salvation to offset markets that have peaked or are in decline. China's youth population is composed of 500 million under the age of 30 and is poised to play a vital role in the global economy. Until now, no one has focused on this powerful group and the strategies that succeed with them. Born under the one-child policy into a newly opened economy, Chinese youth are consumer pioneers almost by birthright. Backed by two parents and four grandparents, they are positioned to consume new cars, luxury products, and real estate much earlier than their foreign peers. It is youth's accumulation of power that will catapult China to become the number one consumer market across too many categories to list. In All Eyes East, author Mary Bergstrom shares years of experience studying youth and helping companies understand and better target young audiences in China. She guides readers through the stories behind the headlines to reveal the unique way that Chinese youth look at themselves and the world. Along the way, she deciphers key issues such as the phenomenon of assigning new generations every ten years (or less), the meaning and manifestations of subcultures, and the new order that has emerged as a result of the country's dramatic gender imbalance. At each step, Bergstrom marries insight to action; explaining how and why changes have occurred, what companies have done to successfully (or not) leverage trends, and what will happen next. By interviewing leaders of brands that have operated successfully in China for decades such as Pepsi, GM, Li Ning, McDonald's, Converse, JWT, and Interbrand, Bergstrom goes behind the scenes to deliver personal accounts of best practices and lessons earned. Interviews with China-focused academics and journalists help to round out a thought-provoking analysis of the world's most powerful consumers.
Author: Dag Pike
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
This is a book about practical powerboat driving in boats large and small, operating at speeds between 20 and 100 knots. It is about techniques that can only be picked up from experience - practical ways to make your driving safer, easier and better, whatever the conditions. This book starts where most other books finish. You may have learnt the important basics of powerboat driving, but now it's time to see how to translate these basics into practical handling techniques that you can use to give a better ride and have a smoother passage. With the help of this book, readers will pick up expert tips such as Handling a fast boat in waves and head seas Matching response times to sea conditions Using the throttle to affect trim 50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Driving distils Dag Pike's experience gained from over 50 years of driving a whole range of craft from high-speed powerboats and lifeboats to ships. Written by one of the most experienced powerboat drivers in the world, it is your passport to practical handling techniques that will get you safely to your destination whether in fine weather or foul.
Rethinking International Cooperation in a Complex World
Author: Ben Ramalingam
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Business & Economics
Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the 'new science' of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, more appropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century.
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Strategy as Structured Chaos
Author: Shona L. Brown,Shona I. Brown,Shona L.. Brown,Kathleen M. Eisenhardt
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
In their startling new book, authors Brown and Eisenhardt contend that to prosper in today's fiercely competitive business environments, a new paradigm--competing on the edge--must be implemented as a new survival strategy. This book focuses on specific management dilemmas and illustrates solutions that work when the name of the game is change.
ORAL HISTORIES FROM THE ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY
Author: Jason S. Ulsperger; Ph.D., Kristen Uls
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
On the Edge of the Ozarks details the lives of 15 elderly people who live in the Arkansas River Valley. Beginning with commentary on how we all age and why we should never ignore the stories of elders, it subsequently dives into vivid accounts from interviewees about childhood, family dynamics, school life, military service, employment, and growing old.
Author: James R. Hannibal
After the towers fall on 9/11, Lieutenant Nick Baron and the rest of the 81st Fighter Squadron are desperate for action. But CENTCOM puts them on the sidelines, leaving the young Warthog pilots restless—and reckless. Then the unthinkable happens. During a high-risk training flight, a rookie wingman slams into the ground. In the darkness that follows, Nick wonders if he will ever learn to trust a wingman again—or even learn to trust himself. He will soon find out. Despite the black mark on his record, Nick’s application to the elite Stealth Wing is approved. A recruiter for a new covert team has taken note of Nick’s unique combination of skills. Suddenly Nick is swept into Operation Cerberus—a top secret mission that will take him from a harrowing flight over a black testing facility to a fight for his life on the Iraqi Dunes. “Hannibal brings together a terrific mix of real air technology with intrigue and nonstop action. A true suspenseful story that will keep you turning the pages until the exciting finale; it really is a great tale.”—Clive Cussler “Get out of the way, Nelson DeMille. Brad Thor—you’ve got competition!”—Raymond Benson “A feast for thriller lovers!”—Grant Blackwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Kill Switch INCLUDES A PREVIEW OF SHADOW CATCHER James R. Hannibal (Lt Col, USAF Reserve), author of Shadow Maker and Shadow Catcher, is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy who has flown the A-10 Warthog, the MQ-1 Predator drone, and the top secret B-2 Stealth Bomber, totaling over a thousand combat and combat support hours. He regularly reviews terrorism-related nonfiction for the New York Journal of Books.
Wie Innovation unsere Gesellschaft rettet
Author: Peter Thiel,Blake Masters
Publisher: Campus Verlag
Category: Political Science
Wir leben in einer technologischen Sackgasse. Zwar suggeriert die Globalisierung technischen Fortschritt, doch das vermeintlich Neue, sind vor allem Kopien des Bestehenden. Peter Thiel, Silicon-Valley-Insider und in der Wirtschaftscommunity bestens bekannter Innovationstreiber ist überzeugt: Globalisierung ist kein Fortschritt, Konkurrenz ist schädlich und nur Monopole sind nachhaltig erfolgreich. Er zeigt: Wahre Innovation entsteht nicht horizontal, sondern sprunghaft - from Zero to One. Um die Zukunft zu erobern, reicht es nicht, der Beste zu sein. Gründer müssen aus dem Wettkampf des Immergleichen heraustreten und völlig neue Märkte erobern. Wie man wirklich Neues erfindet, enthüllt seine beeindruckende Anleitung zum visionären Querdenken. Ein Appell für einen Startup der ganzen Gesellschaft.
The Story of a Noyo Fisherman
Author: Jeanne Duncan
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The biography of a commercial fisherman at Noyo Harbor in the 1960s and 1970s. The reader is taken with him on his first day at sea, and into his worst Pacific storm.
Travels with Enduring People in Vanishing Lands
Author: Jules Pretty
Publisher: Cornell University Press
In The Edge of Extinction, Jules Pretty explores life and change in a dozen environments and cultures across the world, taking us on a series of remarkable journeys through deserts, coasts, mountains, steppes, snowscapes, marshes, and farms to show that there are many different ways to live in cooperation with nature. From these accounts of people living close to the land and close to the edge emerge a larger story about sustainability and the future of the planet. Pretty addresses not only current threats to natural and cultural diversity but also the unsustainability of modern lifestyles typical of industrialized countries. In a very real sense, Pretty discovers, what we manage to preserve now may well save us later. Jules Pretty's travels take him among the Maori people along the coasts of the Pacific, into the mountains of China, and across petroglyph-rich deserts of Australia. He treks with nomads over the continent-wide steppes of Tuva in southern Siberia, walks and boats in the wildlife-rich inland swamps of southern Africa, and experiences the Arctic with ice fishermen in Finland. He explores the coasts and inland marshes of eastern England and Northern Ireland and accompanies Innu people across the taiga’s snowy forests and the lakes of the Labrador interior. Pretty concludes his global journey immersed in the discrete cultures and landscapes embedded within the American landscape: the small farms of the Amish, the swamps of the Cajuns in the deep South, and the deserts of California. The diverse people Pretty meets in The Edge of Extinction display deep pride in their relationships with the land and are only willing to join with the modern world on their own terms. By the examples they set, they offer valuable lessons for anyone seeking to find harmony in a world cracking under the pressures of apparently insatiable consumption patterns of the affluent.