The Ghost Map

A Street, an Epidemic and the Hidden Power of Urban Networks.
Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915773
Category: History
Page: 320
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In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full of dirt, dust heaps, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is about how huge populations live together, how cities can kill – and how they can save us.

Fräulein Hallo und der Bauernkaiser

Chinas Gesellschaft von unten
Author: Liao Yiwu
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 310401079X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 544
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In China verboten: Einzigartige Gespräche mit den Verstoßenen und Vergessenen der chinesischen Gesellschaft Eine Prostituierte, ein buddhistischer Abt und der Manager einer öffentlichen Bedürfnisanstalt, ein Falun-Gong-Anhänger, ein ehemaliger Rotgardist und ein Feng-Shui-Meister – sie und viele andere hat Liao Yiwu, einer der bekanntesten Autoren Chinas und selbst ehemaliger politischer Häftling, mit Respekt, Einfühlungsvermögen und Humor nach ihrem Leben und ihren Hoffnungen befragt. Diese einzigartigen Gespräche lassen uns ein China entdecken, das wir sonst nicht zu sehen bekommen – ein China der Ausgestoßenen, der Heimat- und Obdachlosen, der Bettler und Straßenmusiker, deren Würde, Witz und Menschlichkeit ihnen niemand hat nehmen können.

Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste
Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827072360
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.

Interface culture

wie neue Technologien Kreativität und Kommunikation verändern
Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communication and culture
Page: 296
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Image Analysis and Recognition

7th International Conference, ICIAR 2010, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, June 21-23, 2010, Proceedings
Author: Aurélio Campilho,Mohamed Kamel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642137741
Category: Computers
Page: 460
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference, ICIAR 2010, held in Póvoa de Varzin, Portugal in June 2010. The 88 revised full papers were selected from 164 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on Image Morphology, Enhancement and Restoration, Image Segmentation, Featue Extraction and Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision, Shape, Texture and Motion Analysis, Coding, Indexing, and Retrieval, Face Detection and Recognition, Biomedical Image Analysis, Biometrics and Applications

Schatten über dem Kongo

die Geschichte eines der großen, fast vergessenen Menschheitsverbrechen
Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608919738
Category:
Page: 494
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The Mapmaker and the Ghost


Author: Sarvenaz Tash
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802723411
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 256
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Goldenrod Moram loves adventure, especially when it comes in the form of mapmaking. An avid fan of the legendary explorers Lewis and Clark, she decides to start her own exploring team, the Legendary Adventurers, and to spend her summer vacation discovering the unmapped forest right behind her home. This simple task is complicated by a series of unique events-a chance encounter with a mysterious old lady has her searching for a legendary blue rose. Another, more unfortunate, encounter lands her in the middle of a ragtag bunch of nicknamed ruffians. Throw in the trapped spirit of Meriwether Lewis himself and her well-meaning but nuisance of a little brother, and Goldenrod Moram is in for the quest of a lifetime . . .

Deep Map Country

Literary Cartography of the Great Plains
Author: Susan Naramore Maher
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803255020
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 280
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Taking its name from the subtitle of William Least Heat-Moon’s PrairyErth (a deep map), the “deep-map” form of nonfiction and environmental writing defines an innovative and stratigraphic literary genre. Proposing that its roots can be found in Great Plains nonfiction writing, Susan Naramore Maher explores the many facets of this vital form of critique, exploration, and celebration that weaves together such elements of narrative as natural history, cultural history, geography, memoir, and intertextuality. Maher’s Deep Map Country gives readers the first book-length study of the deep-map nonfiction of the Great Plains region, featuring writers as diverse as Julene Bair, Sharon Butala, Loren Eiseley, Don Gayton, Linda Hasselstrom, William Least Heat-Moon, John Janovy Jr., John McPhee, Kathleen Norris, and Wallace Stegner. Deep Map Country examines the many layers of storytelling woven into their essays: the deep time of geology and evolutionary biology; the cultural history of indigenous and settlement communities; the personal stories of encounters with this expansive terrain; the political and industrial stories that have affected the original biome and Plains economies; and the spiritual dimensions of the physical environment that press on everyday realities.

Zum Wiedersehen der Sterne

Roman
Author: Dinaw Mengestu
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783548609836
Category:
Page: 250
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Influenza

die Jagd nach dem Virus
Author: Gina Bari Kolata
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596173761
Category:
Page: 363
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Ghost

Jede Menge Leben
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423433906
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Bahn frei für Ghost! Rennen, das kann GHOST, der eigentlich Castle Cranshaw heißt, schneller als jeder andere: davonrennen. Denn es gab eine Nacht in seinem Leben, in der es genau darauf ankam, in der er um sein Leben rannte. In der Schule läuft es so la la für GHOST. Wer ihm dumm kommt, kriegt eine gescheuert. Doch dann wird GHOST mehr durch Zufall Mitglied in einer Laufmannschaft, und sein Leben stellt sich auf den Kopf. Trainer Brody nimmt ihn unter seine Fittiche, und das ganze Team steht an seiner Seite. Es geht nicht mehr ums Davonrennen, sondern darum, das Ziel immer vor Augen zu haben. Der Startschuss ist gefallen.

A Plague of Prisons

The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America
Author: Ernest Drucker
Publisher: New Press, The
ISBN: 1595589538
Category: Law
Page: 272
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When Dr. John Snow first traced an outbreak of cholera to a water pump in the Soho district of London in 1854, the field of epidemiology was born. Ernest Drucker’s A Plague of Prisons takes the same concepts and tools of public health that have successfully tracked epidemics of flu, tuberculosis, and AIDS to make the case that our current unprecedented level of imprisonment has become an epidemic. Drucker passionately argues that imprisonment—originally conceived as a response to the crimes of individuals—has become mass incarceration: a destabilizing force, a plague upon our body politic, that undermines families and communities, damaging the very social structures that prevent crime. Described as a “towering achievement” (Ira Glasser) and “the clearest and most intelligible case for a reevaluation of how we view incarceration” (Spectrum Culture), A Plague of Prisons offers a cutting-edge perspective on criminal justice in twenty-first-century America that “could help to shame the U.S. public into demanding remedial action” (The Lancet).

Die Insel der besonderen Kinder

Roman
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 3426411954
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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Ransom Riggs' Bestseller "Die Insel der besonderen Kinder" in der Filmausgabe zur Verfilmung von Tim Burton Manche Großeltern lesen ihren Enkeln Märchen vor. Aber was Jacob von seinem Opa hörte, war etwas ganz anderes: Abraham erzählte ihm von einer Insel, auf der abenteuerlustige Kinder mit besonderen Fähigkeiten leben, und von Monstern, die auf der Suche nach ihnen sind. Erst Jahre später, als sein Großvater unter mysteriösen Umständen stirbt, erinnert Jacob sich wieder an die Schauergeschichten und entdeckt Hinweise darauf, dass es die Insel wirklich gibt. Er macht sich auf die Suche nach ihr und findet sich in einer Welt wieder, in der die Zeit stillsteht und er die ungewöhnlichsten Freundschaften schließt, die man sich vorstellen kann. Doch auch die Ungeheuer sind höchst real – und sie sind ihm gefolgt ...

The Invention of Air

An experiment, a journey, a new country and the amazing force of scientific discovery
Author: Stephen T Johnson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141044918
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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In 1794, Joseph Priestley - amateur scientist, ordained minister and radical thinker - set sail for America to escape persecution. Stephen Johnson tells his incredible story: the discovery of oxygen, the invention of a science, the founding of a church, and, with the great minds of his time, the development of the United States itself. But Priestley's revolutionary ideas put him in terrible danger. Johnson uses the progress of Priestley and his colleagues not merely to describe the wonder of discovery, but to show us how we have come to understand the world, how far we have travelled with the power of human enquiry - and how one man's curiosity can help build an entire country.

The Ghost in General Patton's Third Army

The Memoirs of Eugene G. Schulz During His Service in the United States Army in World War Ii
Author: Eugene G. Schulz
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477141464
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 344
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Eugene G. Schulz was born on a farm in Clintonville, Wisconsin in 1923. He graduated from high school in May, 1941, and worked on his fathers farm and at a truck manufacturing plant until he was drafted into the army in January 1943. Schulz received his basic training at Camp Young, California at the Desert Training Center, and later at Camp Campbell, Kentucky. He was assigned to the IV Armored Corps (later named the XX Corps) where he was a typist in the G-3 Section. His duties included the typing of battle orders developed by Colonel W. B. Griffith, the G-3 of XX Corps Headquarters. The XX Corps sailed to England in February 1944 on the Queen Mary with 16,000 soldiers on board, completing the voyage in five days. After final training in England, the XX Corps landed on Utah Beach in Normandy on D+46. His unit was attached to General Pattons Third Army and spearheaded the drive across France, through Germany and into Austria where they met the Russian Army on V-E Day. Schulz was awarded the Bronze Star medal when the war ended. He served in the Army of Occupation in Germany, then returned to the States and was discharged on December 1, 1945. He enrolled at the University of WisconsinMadison taking advantage of the GI Bill of Rights, and earning Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration. Schulz met his wife, Eleanore, at the University and they were married in 1949. Schulz worked as an investment research officer at the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee for 36 years. The Schulzs have been retired since 1988 and continue to live in Milwaukee. They are world travelers. They have five sons, all married, and sixteen grandchildren.

The PerformanceStat Potential

A Leadership Strategy for Producing Results
Author: Robert D. Behn
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815725280
Category: Political Science
Page: 413
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It started two decades ago with CompStat in the New York City Police Department, and quickly jumped to police agencies across the U.S. and other nations. It was adapted by Baltimore, which created CitiStat—the first application of this leadership strategy to an entire jurisdiction. Today, governments at all levels employ PerformanceStat: a focused effort by public executives to exploit the power of purpose and motivation, responsibility and discretion, data and meetings, analysis and learning, feedback and follow-up—all to improve government's performance. Here, Harvard leadership and management guru Robert Behn analyzes the leadership behaviors at the core of PerformanceStat to identify how they work to produce results. He examines how the leaders of a variety of public organizations employ the strategy—the way the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services uses its DPSSTATS to promote economic independence, how the City of New Orleans uses its BlightStat to eradicate blight in city neighborhoods, and what the Federal Emergency Management Agency does with its FEMAStat to ensure that the lessons from each crisis response, recovery, and mitigation are applied in the future. How best to harness the strategy's full capacity? The PerformanceStat Potential explains all.

AFIPS Proceedings


Author: National Computer Conference and Exposition
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Ghost Culture

Theories, Context, and Scientific Practice
Author: John G. Sabol Jr.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781467087889
Category: Science
Page: 176
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This book is part of a series of ethnographic studies in cultural hauntings and ghostly landscapes. The first book, Ghost Excavator: Unearthing the Drama in the Mine Fields, was a personal excavation of the haunted Mahanoy Area. In this second book, a theory of cultural hauntings is presented that serves as a framework for investigative fieldwork. Specific techniques are introduced as a means of scientific practices to evaluate the data observed and recorded at haunted locations. This book is meant to form the infrastructure of a developing ghost science, one built from the "bottom-up". The integrated symmetrical approach of theory and scientific practice that is outlined here is a beginning point for the continuing evolution of the ghost science of the future. This search and analysis of haunting phenomena is seen as an approach that can be participated in by the many and who, through their continuing efforts, will help fill-in the "blanks" of a "ghost map" of what Shakespeare has called the "undiscover'd country".