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Aramis, or the Love of Technology - 2854297642

154,33 zł

Aramis, or the Love of Technology HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Frankenstein's monster was born of human endeavour and 19th-century ignominious end but provided many lessons during his 24 years of plans and prototypes. Aramis, the guided-transportation system intended for Paris, represented a major advance in "personal rapid transit" - a system that combined the efficiency of a subway with the flexibility of the private automobile. But in the end, the system of electronic couplings proved too complex and expensive, the political will failed, and the plans were jettisoned in 1987. The story of Aramis, of its birth and death, is told here by several different parties, none of which is given precedence over any other: an engineer and his professor, who together act as "detectives" to ferret out the reasons for the project's failure; company executives and elected officials; a sociologist; and finally Aramis itself, who delivers a passionate plea on behalf of technological innovations that risk being abandoned by their makers. Technology has needs and desires, especially a desire to be born, but cannot function without the sustained commitment of those who have created it. Part novel and part sociological study, Bruno Latour has written a tale of a technological dream gone wrong. As the young engineer and professor follow Aramis's trail - conducting interviews, analyzing documents, assessing the evidence - perspectives keep shifting: the truth is revealed as multilayered, unascertainable, comprising an array of possibilities worthy of "Rasbomon". The reader is eventually led to see the project from the point of view of Aramis, and along the way gains insight into the relationship between human beings and their technological creations.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Módl się i zwyciężaj - Ks. Krystian Wilczyński - 2847771163

3,63 zł

Módl się i zwyciężaj - Ks. Krystian Wilczyński

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Nazwa - Módl się i zwyciężaj Autor - Ks. Krystian Wilczyński Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Emmanuel Kod ISBN - 9788363757625 Kod EAN - 9788363757625 Rok wydania - 2014 Format - 105x145 Ilość stron - 31 Podatek VAT - 5%

Sklep: InBook.pl

Road out - 2854319571

130,24 zł

Road out University of California Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Can one teacher truly make a difference in her students' lives when everything is working against them? Can a love for literature and learning save the most vulnerable of youth from a life of poverty? The Road Out is a gripping account of one teacher's journey of hope and discovery with her students - girls growing up poor in a neighborhood that was once home to white Appalachian workers, and is now a ghetto. Deborah Hicks, set out to give one group of girls something she never had: a first-rate education, and a chance to live their dreams. A contemporary tragedy is brought to life as she leads us deep into the worlds of Adriana, Blair, Mariah, Elizabeth, Shannon, Jessica, and Alicia: seven girls coming of age in poverty. This is a moving story about girls who have lost their childhoods, but who face the street's torments with courage and resiliency. "I want out," says 10-year-old Blair, a tiny but tough girl who is extremely poor and yet deeply imaginative and precocious. Hicks tries to convey to her students a sense of the power of fiction and of sisterhood to get them through the toughest years of adolescence. But by the time they're sixteen, eight years after the start of the class, the girls are experiencing the collision of their youthful dreams with the pitfalls of growing up in chaotic single-parent families amid the deteriorating cityscape. Yet even as they face disappointments and sometimes despair, these girls cling to their desire for a better future. The author's own life story - from a poorly educated girl in a small mountain town to a Harvard-educated writer, teacher, and social advocate - infuses this chronicle with a message of hope.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Pathfinder - 2854320043

37,52 zł

Pathfinder The Belknap Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

In 1831, James Fenimore Cooper told his publisher that he wanted to write a story set on Lake Ontario. The book was accepted, but with no hint that it would feature Natty Bumppo from the well-established Leather-Stocking Tales. The Pathfinder" (1840) revisits Natty s military service, extending a story begun in The Last of the Mohicans," and introduces the complications of love against the backdrop of the French and Indian War. Wayne Franklin s introduction describes the personal and financial circumstances that led to Cooper s resurrection of his most popular character, underscoring the author s aim to offer Natty as a Pathfinder for a nation he feared had lost its moral bearings. The John Harvard Library edition reproduces the text of The Pathfinder" from The Writings of James Fenimore Cooper" (State University of New York Press). Since 1959 The John Harvard Library has been instrumental in publishing essential American writings in authoritative editions."

Sklep: Libristo.pl

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