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Cars and Culture: The Life Story of a Technology
Rudi VoltiOne of the leading artifacts of modern technology, the automobile has shaped our physical, economic, social, and cultural environment. The history of the automobile demonstrates how the decisions of governments, entrepreneurs, and the general public influence technological evolution. A succinct yet comprehensive history, Cars and Culture highlights the technical changes that altered the appearance and performance of automobiles, along with the myriad forces that have shaped the car's development. (2006)
The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History
David KirschThe electric vehicle of historian David Kirsch's title is an old technology that seems ever on the verge of making a comeback. In the late 1890s, the electric engine competed with steam- and gasoline-driven engines to become the standard for automobile manufacturers, and it remained competitive for nearly a decade until, in the early 1900s, the internal-combustion engine captured the market. It did so for complex reasons, few of them, in Kirsch's account, having to do with purely technological issues. Enter the "burden of history," a fruitful notion that reminds us that deterministic ideas of why things are the way they are--for example, that the lead-acid battery held insufficient power to carry cars over long distances without recharging, thus ensuring the victory of the more easily replenished internal-combustion engine--are often only half-right, if that. Kirsch urges that those concerned with analyzing the wherefores of the past take into consideration multiple causes, and not always the most apparent ones. The automobile, he continues, is not simply a machine, but "a material embodiment of the dynamic interaction of consumers and producers, private and public institutions, existing and potential capabilities, and prevailing ideas about gender, health, and the environment." In short, the automobile is a system unto itself, and how it came to take its present form--unchanged in many respects for a hundred years--is a story that involves many episodes. Kirsch's account of some of those episodes provides a solid case study for students of technological history, and for those who press for new means of transportation in the new century. --Gregory McNamee
Start & Run A Landscaping Business
Joel LaRusicIf you like being your own boss and working outdoors and enjoy nature, you can start your own profitable landscape maintenance business. This book is perfect if you want to start from scratch or if you already work in the field but would like to strike out on your own. Start & Run a Landscaping Business will get you started in the fascinating business of professional lawn and garden care and will prove essential in helping you to shorten the learning curve you have ahead of you.The book gives you the basics of landscape maintenance, as well as proven systems for running a business. Written by an expert with over a decade of experience, the book includes an insider?s tricks of the trade. This book also covers snow shoveling and plowing, so entrepreneurs who live in colder climes can still make money all year round. More than 30 checklists, samples, and worksheets are on the CD-ROM in MS Word, MS Excel, and Acrobat PDF formats.
Lawn Care & Gardening: A Down-To-Earth Guide to the Business
Mickey Willis and Kevin RossiThis expanded second edition tracks major new trends in the landscape maintenance business and tells how computers and the Internet can lighten the workload and boost earnings. As before, its chatty writing style makes complex subjects easy and lays out the theory and practice of better professional gardening. A big section on estimating and bidding goes step-by-step through a reproducible set of forms. Author Mickey Willis and her husband have built and owned a successful middle-sized company for well over 10 years. She knows profitable landscape maintenance and shows where personal and money paybacks are to be found in good environmental practices. The appendix adds a job description and company policy manual. It includes more print and online sources of trade information, as well as of tools, equipment and supplies. What was very good just got a whole lot better!
Professional Cars: Ambulances, Hearses and Flower Cars
Gregg MerksamerProfessional cars are unlike any other vehicles on the road. Hearses, flower cars, first-call coaches, limousines and ambulances are fascinating, high-budget, specialty vehicles with their own mystique. And in recent years, they have gained an increasingly large following among automobile collectors, historians, and hobbyists.
Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
Woody LeonhardComputers were supposed to save us time, but Windows XP users know how often the opposite seems to be true. What if you could get a list of shortcuts that would save you time every single day? Windows XP Timesaving Techniques For Dummies, 2nd Edition includes 70 of them, great tips and tricks that make Windows work faster, more reliably, and more like the way you work.Collected and tested by Windows guru Woody Leonhard, these timesavers are organized into groups of related tasks so you can quickly find the ones that will help you at any given time. You can set up your desktop and launch your programs in the way that makes sense for you, take back control of the Internet and e-mail, manage your music and visual media, and protect your system in a few simple steps. You’ll find no-nonsense advice onEliminating irritating programs that start automaticallySpeeding up the restart or shutdown processStreamlining searches, the Start menu, and Outlook ExpressStrengthening your firewall and zapping scumwareAdjusting your monitor to reduce eyestrainReducing download time for photosEnhancing the performance of your networkMaking online shopping faster as well as saferScheduling maintenance chores to run while you sleepFrom the most basic to somewhat advanced tricks designed for power users, this grocery list of timesavers has something for every Windows XP user— including you!
Complete Plumbing (Stanley Complete)
StanleyStep-by-step guide to the skills, tools, and materials needed for common plumbing repairs and maintenance projects.Includes Stanley Pro Tips and pre-start checklists to ensure that every plumbing project is a success.Hundreds of detailed photos and illustrations guide homeowners through every project from start to finish.
Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries
David S. Evans, Andrei Hagiu and Richard SchmalenseeSoftware platforms are the invisible engines that have created, touched, or transformed nearly every major industry for the past quarter century. They power everything from mobile phones and automobile navigation systems to search engines and web portals. They have been the source of enormous value to consumers and helped some entrepreneurs build great fortunes. And they are likely to drive change that will dwarf the business and technology revolution we have seen to this point. Invisible Engines examines the business dynamics and strategies used by firms that recognize the transformative power unleashed by this new revolution--a revolution that will change both new and old industries.The authors argue that in order to understand the successes of software platforms, we must first understand their role as a technological meeting ground where application developers and end users converge. Apple, Microsoft, and Google, for example, charge developers little or nothing for using their platforms and make most of their money from end users; Sony PlayStation and other game consoles, by contrast, subsidize users and make more money from developers, who pay royalties for access to the code they need to write games. More applications attract more users, and more users attract more applications. And more applications and more users lead to more profits.Invisible Engines explores this story through the lens of the companies that have mastered this platform-balancing act. It offers detailed studies of the personal computer, video game console, personal digital assistant, smart mobile phone, and digital media software platform industries, focusing on the business decisions made by industry players to drive profits and stay a step ahead of the competition. Shorter discussions of Internet-based software platforms provide an important glimpse into a future in which the way we buy, pay, watch, listen, learn, and communicate will change forever. An electronic version of this book is available under a Creative Commons license.
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and Jeff SpeckFor a decade, Suburban Nation has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last century’s automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more traditional planning. Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are at the forefront of the movement, and even their critics, such as Fred Barnes in The Weekly Standard, recognized that “Suburban Nation is likely to become this movement’s bible.” A lively lament about the failures of postwar planning, this is also that rare book that offers solutions: “an essential handbook” (San Francisco Chronicle).  This tenth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the authors.
Neighborhood Planning and Community-Based Development: The Potential and Limits of Grassroots Action (Cities and Planning)
William PetermanExploring the promise and limits of grassroots strategies for community organizing, development and planning, this book looks at how they can be used in the revitalization and maintenance of urban neighborhoods. The book presents a number of case studies from the United States, analyzing the reasons for success and failure, and concludes with recommendations in the form of a "tool kit" for planners and community leaders.
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