Traffic

Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 0307397734
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (37 users)

Download or read book Traffic written by Tom Vanderbilt and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2009-08-11 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This book will make you think about it in a whole new light. We have always had a passion for cars and driving. Now Traffic offers us an exceptionally rich understanding of that passion. Vanderbilt explains why traffic jams form, outlines the unintended consequences of our attempts to engineer safety and even identifies the most common mistakes drivers make in parking lots. Based on exhaustive research and interviews with driving experts and traffic officials around the globe, Traffic gets under the hood of the quotidian activity of driving to uncover the surprisingly complex web of physical, psychological and technical factors that explain how traffic works.

Why We Drive

Publisher : Random House
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ISBN : 1473553164
Pages : 241 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (473 users)

Download or read book Why We Drive written by Matthew Crawford and published by Random House. This book was released on 2020-06-09 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why We Drive is a rebellious and daring celebration of the human spirit and the competence of ordinary people by the bestselling author of The Case for Working with Your Hands. Once we were drivers on the open road. Today we are more often in the back seat of an Uber. As we hurtle toward a 'self-driving' future, are we destined to become passengers in our own lives too? In Why We Drive, the philosopher and mechanic Matthew Crawford celebrates the risk, skill and freedom of driving. He reveals what we are losing to technology and government control in the modern world, and speaks up for play, dissent and occasionally being scared witless. 'Fascinating... A pleasure to read' Sunday Times 'Persuasive and thought-provoking... A vivid and heartfelt manifesto' Observer

Traffic

Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN : 0141923709
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (141 users)

Download or read book Traffic written by Tom Vanderbilt and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2009-08-06 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get stuck in ... Why do some people become demons when they get behind a wheel? Why does the other lane always move faster? Why do New Yorkers jaywalk (and nobody does in Cophenhagen)? And why should you never drive with any beer-drinking, divorced doctors named Fred? Driving is about far more than getting from A to B. As Tom Vanderbilt's brilliant, curiosity-filled book shows, it's actually the key to deciphering human nature and ... well, pretty much everything. From the etiquette of horn-honking to bumper stickers you should avoid, from gridlock in ancient Rome to why getting rid of road signs actually reduces accidents, Traffic will change the way you see yourself, and other people (and not just through your windscreen).

The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills

Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1305156226
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (35 users)

Download or read book The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills written by Paige Wilson and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, Twelfth Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for more than 30 years with its clear, concise concept explanations and useful, relevant corresponding exercises. Topics include spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph, and essay writing-as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation. Check your work easily with exercise answers located in the back of the book, making it an excellent writing resource even after the course has ended. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Shut Up & Keep Shopping

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1257093657
Pages : 442 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (257 users)

Download or read book Shut Up & Keep Shopping written by Matthew St. Amand and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134643187
Pages : 350 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (134 users)

Download or read book Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn written by John Hattie and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-08 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On publication in 2009 John Hattie’s Visible Learning presented the biggest ever collection of research into what actually work in schools to improve children’s learning. Not what was fashionable, not what political and educational vested interests wanted to champion, but what actually produced the best results in terms of improving learning and educational outcomes. It became an instant bestseller and was described by the TES as revealing education’s ‘holy grail’. Now in this latest book, John Hattie has joined forces with cognitive psychologist Greg Yates to build on the original data and legacy of the Visible Learning project, showing how it’s underlying ideas and the cutting edge of cognitive science can form a powerful and complimentary framework for shaping learning in the classroom and beyond. Visible Learning and the Science of How We Learn explains the major principles and strategies of learning, outlining why it can be so hard sometimes, and yet easy on other occasions. Aimed at teachers and students, it is written in an accessible and engaging style and can be read cover to cover, or used on a chapter-by-chapter basis for essay writing or staff development. The book is structured in three parts – ‘learning within classrooms’, ‘learning foundations’, which explains the cognitive building blocks of knowledge acquisition and ‘know thyself’ which explores, confidence and self-knowledge. It also features extensive interactive appendices containing study guide questions to encourage critical thinking, annotated bibliographic entries with recommendations for further reading, links to relevant websites and YouTube clips. Throughout, the authors draw upon the latest international research into how the learning process works and how to maximise impact on students, covering such topics as: teacher personality; expertise and teacher-student relationships; how knowledge is stored and the impact of cognitive load; thinking fast and thinking slow; the psychology of self-control; the role of conversation at school and at home; invisible gorillas and the IKEA effect; digital native theory; myths and fallacies about how people learn. This fascinating book is aimed at any student, teacher or parent requiring an up-to-date commentary on how research into human learning processes can inform our teaching and what goes on in our schools. It takes a broad sweep through findings stemming mainly from social and cognitive psychology and presents them in a useable format for students and teachers at all levels, from preschool to tertiary training institutes.

Homosexuality and the Christian

Publisher : Bethany House
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ISBN : 0764207318
Pages : 239 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (764 users)

Download or read book Homosexuality and the Christian written by Mark A. Yarhouse and published by Bethany House. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A leading Christian psychologist and researcher answers questions about same-sex relationships and sexual identity with clarity and empathy"--Provided by publisher.

Tasting the Good Life

Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 025322327X
Pages : 289 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (253 users)

Download or read book Tasting the Good Life written by George Gmelch and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2011 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to "study up," this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting. Five million people a year, from the US and abroad, travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the "good life": to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Written in a highly readable style by anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch, Tasting the Good Life examines who wine tourists are and what the "tasting" experience is all about. It also examines the growth of wine tourism in the valley and the impact it is having on the landscape and the lives of the people who live there. In addition to the authors' own analysis, they present the personal narratives of 17 people who work in Napa tourism — from winemaker to vineyard manager, from celebrity chef to wait staff, from hot air balloonist to masseuse. Their stories provide unexpected and entertaining insights into this new form of tourism, the people who engage in it, its impact on a now iconic place, and American consumer culture in the 21st century.

Go Play In the Traffic!

Publisher : eBookIt.com
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ISBN : 1456620495
Pages : 80 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (456 users)

Download or read book Go Play In the Traffic! written by Lenet Compton and published by eBookIt.com. This book was released on 2013-12-15 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Would you like to drive with finesse? Then this is the book for you regardless of your age. Driving is an enormous responsibility. Taking that responsibility seriously is an art that must continually be fine-tuned and is a lot of fun. Finesse driving means taking responsibility for your choices. Being smooth and purposeful, thinking ahead, anticipating and calculating what might happen next - being proactive! There are different types of driving enthusiasts. This book is for the type that wants to have the best driving experience getting around town or on a highway adventure. You can go beyond driver's education with Go Play in the Traffic!

The Least You Should Know about English: Writing Skills, Form B

Publisher : Cengage Learning
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ISBN : 1133713637
Pages : 336 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (133 users)

Download or read book The Least You Should Know about English: Writing Skills, Form B written by Paige Wilson and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quickly master English writing skills with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS, FORM B, Eleventh Edition. Brief and uncomplicated, this text has helped students learn the basics of English writing for over thirty years with its clear, concise concept explanations and useful, relevant corresponding exercises. Topics include spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph and essay writing—as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation. Check your work easily with exercise answers located in the back of the book, making it an excellent writing resource even after the course has ended. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Best Life

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Pages : 124 pages
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Download or read book Best Life written by and published by . This book was released on 2008-08 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.

Best Life

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Pages : 124 pages
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Download or read book Best Life written by and published by . This book was released on 2008-08 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best Life magazine empowers men to continually improve their physical, emotional and financial well-being to better enjoy the most rewarding years of their life.

Long May You Run

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1439194246
Pages : 245 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (439 users)

Download or read book Long May You Run written by Chris Cooper and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2010-10-19 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You are a runner. You know how hard it is to make time to run. So you go out at 5:30 a.m. . . . in the rain. You remember every strain, sprain, ache, and pain you’ve ever felt. You ran through it then. You’ll run through it now. You have great runs. You have not-so-great runs. You run fast. You run slow. You race for a personal best. You race just for fun. This is your time. This is your run. This is your book. LONG MAY YOU RUN all. things. running. Learn how to win a race even when you finish last; the ten “destination” runs every runner should experience; what to do with your old running shoes; why listening to the right song may help you run faster; and how to run across the United States without leaving home. Featuring can’t-miss races, must-run places, tips, tricks, and words of advice and encouragement from some of the top runners today, including: Brian Sell, Bart Yasso, Colleen De Reuck, Nathan Brannen, Jeff Galloway, Suzy Favor Hamilton, Don Kardong, and many more!

Cosmopolitan Regard

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 0521761875
Pages : 233 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (521 users)

Download or read book Cosmopolitan Regard written by Richard Vernon and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2010-04 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Suggests that a cosmopolitan theory of political obligations involves extending these obligations beyond our own borders.

Green Metropolis

Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN : 1101140313
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

Download or read book Green Metropolis written by David Owen and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2009-09-17 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Look out for David Owen's next book, Where the Water Goes. A challenging, controversial, and highly readable look at our lives, our world, and our future. Most Americans think of crowded cities as ecological nightmares, as wastelands of concrete and garbage and diesel fumes and traffic jams. Yet residents of compact urban centers, Owen shows, individually consume less oil, electricity, and water than other Americans. They live in smaller spaces, discard less trash, and, most important of all, spend far less time in automobiles. Residents of Manhattan—the most densely populated place in North America—rank first in public-transit use and last in percapita greenhouse-gas production, and they consume gasoline at a rate that the country as a whole hasn’t matched since the mid-1920s, when the most widely owned car in the United States was the Ford Model T. They are also among the only people in the United States for whom walking is still an important means of daily transportation. These achievements are not accidents. Spreading people thinly across the countryside may make them feel green, but it doesn’t reduce the damage they do to the environment. In fact, it increases the damage, while also making the problems they cause harder to see and to address. Owen contends that the environmental problem we face, at the current stage of our assault on the world’s nonrenewable resources, is not how to make teeming cities more like the pristine countryside. The problem is how to make other settled places more like Manhattan, whose residents presently come closer than any other Americans to meeting environmental goals that all of us, eventually, will have to come to terms with.

Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication

Publisher : SAGE
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ISBN : 1412959209
Pages : 1145 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (412 users)

Download or read book Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication written by Susanna Hornig Priest and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2010-07-14 with total page 1145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The explosion of scientific information is exacerbating the information gap between richer/poorer, educated/less-educated publics. The proliferation of media technology and the popularity of the Internet help some keep up with these developments but also make it more likely others fall further behind. This is taking place in a globalizing economy and society that further complicates the division between information haves and have-nots and compounds the challenge of communicating about emerging science and technology to increasingly diverse audiences. Journalism about science and technology must fill this gap, yet journalists and journalism students themselves struggle to keep abreast of contemporary scientific developments. Scientist - aided by public relations and public information professionals - must get their stories out, not only to other scientists but also to broader public audiences. Funding agencies increasingly expect their grantees to engage in outreach and education, and such activity can be seen as both a survival strategy and an ethical imperative for taxpayer-supported, university-based research. Science communication, often in new forms, must expand to meet all these needs. Providing a comprehensive introduction to students, professionals and scholars in this area is a unique challenge because practitioners in these fields must grasp both the principles of science and the principles of science communication while understanding the social contexts of each. For this reason, science journalism and science communication are often addressed only in advanced undergraduate or graduate specialty courses rather than covered exhaustively in lower-division courses. Even so, those entering the field rarely will have a comprehensive background in both science and communication studies. This circumstance underscores the importance of compiling useful reference materials. The Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication presents resources and strategies for science communicators, including theoretical material and background on recent controversies and key institutional actors and sources. Science communicators need to understand more than how to interpret scientific facts and conclusions; they need to understand basic elements of the politics, sociology, and philosophy of science, as well as relevant media and communication theory, principles of risk communication, new trends, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of science communication programmes, to mention just a few of the major challenges. This work will help to develop and enhance such understanding as it addresses these challenges and more. Topics covered include: advocacy, policy, and research organizations environmental and health communication philosophy of science media theory and science communication informal science education science journalism as a profession risk communication theory public understanding of science pseudo-science in the news special problems in reporting science and technology science communication ethics.

Gridlock

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317529189
Pages : 200 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book Gridlock written by John C. Sutton and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-07-16 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cities across the world are facing unprecedented challenges in traffic management and transit congestion while coping with growing populations and mobility aspirations; existing policies that aim to tackle congestion and create more sustainable transport futures offer only weak remedies. In Gridlock: Congested Cities, Contested Policies, Unsustainable Mobility, transport consultant John C. Sutton explores how two competing discourses in transport policy and planning practice – convivial and competitive ideologies – lead to contradictory solutions and a gridlock in policy as well as on transport systems. Gridlock examines current transport and mobility in a geographical, social, political-economy and technological context. The challenges of rising congestion are highlighted through case studies from the UK, the USA, and OECD countries. Sutton offers readers a vision of a sustainable mobility future through the concept of mobility management, combining mobile communication and information technology with logistics to match travel demand to the capacity of transport systems. Essential reading for transport professionals and students of transportation planning and policy, Gridlock offers a unique manifesto for sustainable mobility settlement, addressing the pressing problems of growing populations and congestion while looking ahead to a more sustainable future.