One Less Car

One Less Car Author Zack Furness
ISBN-10 9781592136148
Release 2010-03-12
Pages 348
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Although millions of people in the United States love to ride bicycles for exercise or leisure, statistics show that only 1% of the total U.S. population ride bicycles for transportation—and barely half as many use bikes to commute to work. In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically, culturally, socioeconomically, and politically to be a bicycle transportation advocate/activist. Presenting an underground subculture of bike enthusiasts who aggressively resist car culture, Furness maps out the cultural trajectories between mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life. He connects bicycling to radical politics, public demonstrations, alternative media production (e.g., ‘zines), as well as to the development of community programs throughout the world. One Less Car also positions the bicycle as an object with which to analyze and critique some of the dominant cultural and political formations in the U.S.—and even breaks down barriers of race, class and gender privilege that are interconnected to mobility. For Furness, bicycles not only liberate people from technology, they also support social and environmental justice. So, he asks, Why aren’t more Americans adopting them for their transportation needs?

State of the World 2010

State of the World 2010 Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 9781610916295
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 266
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Like a tsunami, consumerism has engulfed human cultures and Earth’s ecosystems. Left unaddressed, we risk global disaster. But if we channel this wave, intentionally transforming our cultures to center on sustainability, we will not only prevent catastrophe, but may usher in an era of sustainability—one that allows all people to thrive while protecting, even restoring, Earth. In State of the World 2010, sixty renowned researchers and practitioners describe how we can harness the world’s leading institutions—education, the media, business, governments, traditions, and social movements—to reorient cultures toward sustainability.

State of the World 2007

State of the World 2007 Author The Worldwatch Institute
ISBN-10 9781610916325
Release 2015-03-19
Pages 277
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In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in urban areas, marking the first time in history that humans are an urban species. State of the World 2007: Our Urban Future examines changes in the ways cities are managed, built, and lived in that could tip the balance towards a healthier and more peaceful urban future.

Feasibility Study of Road Pricing in the UK

Feasibility Study of Road Pricing in the UK Author Great Britain. Dept. for Transport
ISBN-10 1904763499
Release 2004
Pages 192
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This study considers the feasibility of options for a new system of charging for road use in the UK, in order to make better use of road capacity and to help reduce traffic congestion. This would mean moving away from the current motoring taxation system and introducing a variable charging system depending on the level of road congestion. Issues discussed include: public attitudes, travel trends, options for national road pricing, institutional aspects of implementation, possible interim options to a national scheme, including the UK lorry road user charging scheme and local congestion charging pathfinder schemes. Amongst the report's conclusions, it finds that national road pricing is becoming feasible in the medium-term (in 10 to 15 years) and could meet the Government's objectives. However, its successful implementation requires the promotion of a greater degree of public acceptance. Although a national scheme is still some years off, a number of practical steps can be taken now in preparation, including promoting a public debate to inform and raise awareness, with research into road users' behaviour and implications for business; working with car manufacturers in the development of vehicle technology standards; and working with local authorities on introducing local charging schemes to tackle congestion problems. This document is published alongside the Transport White Paper "The future of transport: a network for 2030" (Cm. 6234, ISBN 0101623429).

The Great Neighborhood Book

The Great Neighborhood Book Author Jay Walljasper
ISBN-10 9781550923421
Release 2007-06-01
Pages 192
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Abandoned lots and litter-strewn pathways, or rows of green beans and pockets of wildflowers? Graffiti-marked walls and desolate bus stops, or shady refuges and comfortable seating? What transforms a dingy, inhospitable area into a dynamic gathering place? How do individuals take back their neighborhood? Neighborhoods decline when the people who live there lose their connection and no longer feel part of their community. Recapturing that sense of belonging and pride of place can be as simple as planting a civic garden or placing some benches in a park. The Great Neighborhood Book explains how most struggling communities can be revived, not by vast infusions of cash, not by government, but by the people who live there. The author addresses such challenges as traffic control, crime, comfort and safety, and developing economic vitality. Using a technique called “placemaking”—the process of transforming public space—this exciting guide offers inspiring real-life examples that show the magic that happens when individuals take small steps and motivate others to make change. This book will motivate not only neighborhood activists and concerned citizens but also urban planners, developers, and policymakers. Jay Walljasper is a senior fellow of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), whose mission is to create and sustain enriching public places that build communities. He is a former editor of The Utne Reader and currently executive editor of Ode magazine. Inspired by European cities, The Great Neighborhood Book highlights practical solutions for the revitalization of North American cities.

Thoughts and Commentary

Thoughts and Commentary Author Dale L. Netherton
ISBN-10 9781456860325
Release 2011-02-02
Pages 384
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This book consists of a series of essays covering a wide range of topics and viewpoints. Many of the topics cover contemporary issues, some are more universal and there are two sections that cover eclectic selections entitled “Open Commentary” and “Inquiries About Common Assumptions”. These essays are designed to stimulate your contemplative urges and as essays, can be read and reread in the leisure hours when contemplation about an issue seems appropriate. These essays were written over several year’s time and represent thoughts captured and generated about current events, popular and unpopular notions, seemingly unsolvable dilemmas, major news, mysteries and methods. This book was not written as a something for everyone tome, but a multitude of topics that need more analysis and reflection than is provided by the popular opinions viewed in the media. This book usually offers a different “take” on the common opinions voiced in editorials, news analysis and platitudes. It is the author’s hope that there are readers looking for insights that reflect genuine real world solutions, techniques and direction. This is the kind of writing I wanted to read and found I had to produce it to see it in print. The enjoyment I feel is what I wish to impart to the reader. To whomever finds that enjoyment, I dedicate this book. For additional essays and topics please visit and search under my name. I wish to acknowledge the support and proof reading to my wife Donna,

Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies

Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies Author Eric J. Miller
ISBN-10 0309063248
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 31
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Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies book for free.

The New Transit Town

The New Transit Town Author Hank Dittmar
ISBN-10 9781597268943
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 272
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Transit-oriented development (TOD) seeks to maximize access to mass transit and nonmotorized transportation with centrally located rail or bus stations surrounded by relatively high-density commercial and residential development. New Urbanists and smart growth proponents have embraced the concept and interest in TOD is growing, both in the United States and around the world. New Transit Town brings together leading experts in planning, transportation, and sustainable design—including Scott Bernstein, Peter Calthorpe, Jim Daisa, Sharon Feigon, Ellen Greenberg, David Hoyt, Dennis Leach, and Shelley Poticha—to examine the first generation of TOD projects and derive lessons for the next generation. It offers topic chapters that provide detailed discussion of key issues along with case studies that present an in-depth look at specific projects. Topics examined include: the history of projects and the appeal of this form of development a taxonomy of TOD projects appropriate for different contexts and scales the planning, policy and regulatory framework of "successful" projects obstacles to financing and strategies for overcoming those obstacles issues surrounding traffic and parking the roles of all the actors involved and the resources available to them performance measures that can be used to evaluate outcomes Case Studies include Arlington, Virginia (Roslyn-Ballston corridor); Dallas (Mockingbird Station and Addison Circle); historic transit-oriented neighborhoods in Chicago; Atlanta (Lindbergh Center and BellSouth); San Jose (Ohlone-Chynoweth); and San Diego (Barrio Logan). New Transit Town explores the key challenges to transit-oriented development, examines the lessons learned from the first generation of projects, and uses a systematic examination and analysis of a broad spectrum of projects to set standards for the next generation. It is a vital new source of information for anyone interested in urban and regional planning and development, including planners, developers, community groups, transit agency staff, and finance professionals.

The Father s Daughter

The Father s Daughter Author V. M. Dexter
ISBN-10 9781450087537
Release 2010-05-25
Pages 175
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Emily thought her life was perfect with the exception that she always wondered who her father was and what her mother was really like. She was adopted as a newborn by her mother's best friend when her real mother died from a blood disease shortly after she was born. Her life seemed charmed and she had nearly everything she could want or need. Her curiosity through the years of her youth was soothed by pictures of her biological mother but never her father. Lisa, her adoptive mother, didn't know who her father was, just that her mother Molly had gone to a sperm bank because she didn't want the complications of having a husband and all the headaches of a relationship with a man. Molly wanted a baby to complete her perfect life as Hollywood's prettiest newscaster. Her life was charmed and she was perfectly happy without the confinement of a relationship. She had had many relationships without satisfying results and decided she didn't need a man in her life, if only she just had a baby. So she went to the sperm bank and chose the most intelligent and most handsome donor from the vast selection in the catalog. She knew her baby would be perfect in every way. Before Emily came into Lisa's life, she had raised her son and had a pretty quiet but satisfying life. Was she ready to take on another child if something happened to Molly? She and Molly had been inseparable since they were children. She would die for Molly, but to raise a child on her own again was no small favor. When Emily's father, Jake, came looking for the child or children his sperm had produced, he wasn't sure what to expect. As it turned out, only one child had been produced and he knew he had to track her down. As a widower with no children of his own, he longed to know his biological daughter, hoping she felt the same way and that she would want to know him. Once he found her, should he seek custody or just leave her be? He wondered what she looked like and how old she was, if she would accept him as part of her life or reject him for not being there before even though it wasn't his choice to not be there for her.

A Pound Of Flesh

A Pound Of Flesh Author Alex Gray
ISBN-10 9780748117383
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 352
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In the depths of a freezing winter, Glasgow finds itself at the mercy of not one, but two serial killers. This is Detective Inspector Lorimer's worst nightmare and beyond anything he's faced in his years on the force. Can he find a link between the brutal slaying of prostitutes in the back streets of the city and the methodical killing of several unconnected businessmen? When the latest victim turns out to be a prominent Scottish politician, the media's spotlight is shone on Lorimer's investigation. Psychologist and criminal profiler Solly Brightman is called in to help solve the cases, but his help may be futile as they realise that someone on the inside is leaking confidential police information. Meanwhile two killers haunt the snowy streets and Lorimer must act fast, before they strike again... Evoking the gritty truth of Glasgow like no other writer, Alex Gray has created in Lorimer the most dynamic Scottish detective since Rebus.

The Printer s Devil

The Printer s Devil Author David Rogers
ISBN-10 9781425949983
Release 2007-02-13
Pages 504
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The Printer s Devil has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Printer s Devil also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Printer s Devil book for free.

Environmental Anthropology

Environmental Anthropology Author Helen Kopnina
ISBN-10 9781135044121
Release 2013-07-18
Pages 328
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This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.

Bicycles in American Highway Planning

Bicycles in American Highway Planning Author Bruce D. Epperson
ISBN-10 9781476616797
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 248
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The United States differs from other developed nations in the extent to which its national bicycle transportation policy relies on the use of unmodified roadways, with cyclists obeying the same traffic regulations as motor vehicles. This policy--known as "vehicular cycling"--evolved between 1969, when the "10-speed boom" saw a sharp increase in adult bicycling, and 1991, when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials adopted an official policy that on-road bikeways were not desirable. This policy resulted from a growing realization by highway engineers and experienced club cyclists that they had parallel interests: the cyclists preferred to ride on highways, because most bikeways were not designed for high speeds and pack riding; and the highway engineers did not want to divert funding from roadways to construct bikeways. Using contemporary magazine articles, government reports, and archival material from industry lobbying groups and national cycling organizations, this book tells the story of how America became a nation of bicyclists without bikeways.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One Author Ernest Cline
ISBN-10 9783104901947
Release 2017-04-27
Pages 544
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Ernest Clines Bestseller ›Ready Player One‹ ist DER Science-Fiction-Roman zur Virtual-Reality-Revolution und Vorlage für den großen Kinoblockbuster von Steven Spielberg. Im Jahr 2044 ist die Welt ein hässlicher Ort: Die Erdölvorräte sind aufgebraucht, ein Großteil der Bevölkerung lebt in Armut. Einziger Lichtblick ist die OASIS, eine virtuelle Ersatzwelt, in der man leben, arbeiten, zur Schule gehen und spielen kann. Die OASIS ist ein ganzes Universum, es gibt Tausende von Welten, von denen jede ebenso einzigartig wie phantasievoll ist. Und sie hat ein Geheimnis. Der exzentrische Schöpfer der OASIS hat tief im virtuellen Code einen Schatz vergraben, und wer ihn findet, wird seinen gesamten Besitz erben – zweihundertvierzig Milliarden Dollar. Eine Reihe von Rätseln weist den Weg, doch der Haken ist: Niemand weiß, wo die Fährte beginnt. Bis Wade Watts, ein ganz normaler Junge, der am Stadtrand von Oklahoma City in einem Wohnwagen lebt, den ersten wirklich brauchbaren Hinweis findet. Die Jagd ist eröffnet ... »›Ready Player One‹ ist absolut fantastisch – ein großer Spaß für den Geek in mir. Ich hatte das Gefühl, als sei das Buch nur für mich geschrieben worden.« Patrick Rothfuss

Bowling Green Stock Car Racing

Bowling Green Stock Car Racing Author Larry Upton
ISBN-10 9781439626191
Release 2010-06-21
Pages 128
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Bowling Green became the city of speed immediately after World War II as America began its love affair with the automobile. Stock car racing took the city by storm in its inaugural season of 1951, drawing crowds of up to 7,000 in a city of only 18,000. Soon thereafter, the city attracted the Chevrolet Corvette assembly plant followed by the National Corvette Museum. Images of Sports: Bowling Green Stock Car Racing documents the history of stock car racing in Bowling Green and the emergence of the raceway at Beech Bend Park.

The Economist s View of the World

The Economist s View of the World Author Steven E. Rhoads
ISBN-10 0521317649
Release 1985-05-23
Pages 331
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This book explains and assesses the ways in which micro, welfare and benefit-cost economists view the world of public policy. In general terms, microeconomic concepts and models can be seen to appear regularly in the work of political scientists, sociologists and psychologists. As a consequence, these and related concepts and models have now had sufficient time to influence strongly and to extend the range of policy options available to government departments. The central focus of this book is the 'cross-over' from economic modelling to policy implementation, which remains obscure and uncertain. The author outlines the importance of a wider knowledge of microeconomics for improving the effects and orientation of public policy. He also provides a critique of some basic economic assumptions, notably the 'consumer sovereignty principle'. Within this context the reader is in a better position to understand the 'marvellous insights and troubling blindnesses' of economists where often what is controversial politically is not so controversial among economists.

C for VB Programmers

C   for VB Programmers Author Jonathan Morrison
ISBN-10 9781430208587
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 408
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This book teaches C++ as it is used in the Visual C++ programming environment from the perspective of an intermediate to advanced level VB programmer.