The Speed Handbook

The Speed Handbook

Author: Enda Duffy

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822392378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 907

Speed, the sensation one gets when driving fast, was described by Aldous Huxley as the single new pleasure invented by modernity. The Speed Handbook is a virtuoso exploration of Huxley’s claim. Enda Duffy shows how the experience of speed has always been political and how it has affected nearly all aspects of modern culture. Primarily a result of the mass-produced automobile, the experience of speed became the quintessential way for individuals to experience modernity, to feel modernity in their bones. Duffy plunges full-throttle into speed’s “adrenaline aesthetics,” offering deft readings of works ranging from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, through J. G. Ballard’s Crash, to the cautionary consumerism of Ralph Nader. He describes how speed changed understandings of space, distance, chance, and violence; how the experience of speed was commodified in the dawning era of mass consumption; and how society was incited to abhor slowness and desire speed. He examines how people were trained by new media such as the cinema to see, hear, and sense speed, and how speed, demanded of the efficient assembly-line worker, was given back to that worker as the chief thrill of leisure. Assessing speed’s political implications, Duffy considers how speed pleasure was offered to citizens based on criteria including their ability to pay and their gender, and how speed quickly became something to be patrolled by governments. Drawing on novels, news reports, photography, advertising, and much more, Duffy provides a breakneck tour through the cultural dynamics of speed.

The Speed Handbook

The Speed Handbook

Author: Enda Duffy

Publisher:

ISBN: 147809074X

Category: Automobiles

Page:

View: 631

"Speed, the sensation one gets when driving fast, was described by Aldous Huxley as the single new pleasure invented by modernity. The Speed Handbook is a virtuoso exploration of Huxley's claim. Enda Duffy shows how the experience of speed has always been political and how it has affected nearly all aspects of modern culture. Primarily a result of the mass-produced automobile, the experience of speed became the quintessential way for individuals to experience modernity, to feel modernity in their bones. Duffy plunges full-throttle into speed's 'adrenaline aesthetics', offering deft readings of works ranging from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, through J.G. Ballard's Crash, to the cautionary consumerism of Ralph Nader. He describes how speed changed understandings of space, distance, chance, and violence; how the experience of speed was commodified in the dawning era of mass consumption; and how society was incited to abhor slowness and desire speed. He examines how people were trained by new media such as the cinema to see, hear, and sense speed, and how speed, demanded of the efficient assembly-line worker, was given back to that worker as the chief thrill of leisure. Assessing speed's political implications, Duffy considers how speed pleasure was offered to citizens based on criteria including their ability to pay and their gender, and how speed quickly became something to be patrolled by governments. Drawing on novels, news reports, photography, advertising, and much more, Duffy provides a breakneck tour through the cultural dynamics of speed."--Publisher description.

Traffic Engineering Handbook

Traffic Engineering Handbook

Author: ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers)

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118762301

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 688

View: 517

Get a complete look into modern traffic engineering solutions Traffic Engineering Handbook, Seventh Edition is a newly revised text that builds upon the reputation as the go-to source of essential traffic engineering solutions that this book has maintained for the past 70 years. The updated content reflects changes in key industry standards, and shines a spotlight on the needs of all users, the design of context-sensitive roadways, and the development of more sustainable transportation solutions. Additionally, this resource features a new organizational structure that promotes a more functionally-driven, multimodal approach to planning, designing, and implementing transportation solutions. A branch of civil engineering, traffic engineering concerns the safe and efficient movement of people and goods along roadways. Traffic flow, road geometry, sidewalks, crosswalks, cycle facilities, shared lane markings, traffic signs, traffic lights, and more—all of these elements must be considered when designing public and private sector transportation solutions. Explore the fundamental concepts of traffic engineering as they relate to operation, design, and management Access updated content that reflects changes in key industry-leading resources, such as the Highway Capacity Manual (HCM), Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), AASSHTO Policy on Geometric Design, Highway Safety Manual (HSM), and Americans with Disabilities Act Understand the current state of the traffic engineering field Leverage revised information that homes in on the key topics most relevant to traffic engineering in today's world, such as context-sensitive roadways and sustainable transportation solutions Traffic Engineering Handbook, Seventh Edition is an essential text for public and private sector transportation practitioners, transportation decision makers, public officials, and even upper-level undergraduate and graduate students who are studying transportation engineering.

HTTP Developer's Handbook

HTTP Developer's Handbook

Author: Chris Shiflett

Publisher: Sams Publishing

ISBN: 0672324547

Category: Computers

Page: 306

View: 615

HTTP is the protocol that powers the Web. As Web applications become more sophisticated, and as emerging technologies continue to rely heavily on HTTP, understanding this protocol is becoming more and more essential for professional Web developers. By learning HTTP protocol, Web developers gain a deeper understanding of the Web's architecture and can create even better Web applications that are more reliable, faster, and more secure. The HTTP Developer's Handbook is written specifically for Web developers. It begins by introducing the protocol and explaining it in a straightforward manner. It then illustrates how to leverage this information to improve applications. Extensive information and examples are given covering a wide variety of issues, such as state and session management, caching, SSL, software architecture, and application security.

Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain

Social Dance and the Modernist Imagination in Interwar Britain

Author: Rishona Zimring

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409455769

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 903

Arguing that social dance haunted the interwar imagination, Zimring reveals the powerful figurative importance of music and dance, both in the aftermath of war, and during Britain's entrance into cosmopolitan modernity and the modernization of gender relations. Analysing paintings, films, memoirs, ballet, documentary texts and writings by Modernist authors, Zimring illuminates the ubiquitous presence of social dance in the British imagination during a time of cultural transition and recuperation.

The Routledge International Handbook of Goffman Studies

The Routledge International Handbook of Goffman Studies

Author: Michael Hviid Jacobsen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000604436

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 552

This book explores the fertility and enigma of Erving Goffman’s sociological reasoning and its capacity to shed fresh light on the fundamental features of human sociality. Thematically arranged, it brings together the work of leading scholars of Goffman’s work to explore the concepts and themes that define Goffman’s analytical preoccupations, examining the ways these ideas have shaped significant fields of study and situating Goffman’s sociology in comparison to some eminent thinkers often linked with his name. Through a series of chapters informed by the same inventive and imaginative spirit characteristic of Goffman’s sociology, the book presents fresh perspectives on his contribution to the field and reveals the value of his thought for a variety of disciplines now increasingly aware of the importance of Goffman’s sociology to a range of social phenomena. A fresh perspective on the legacy of one of sociology’s most important figures, The Routledge International Handbook of Goffman Studies will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in interactionist and micro-sociological perspectives.

Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook

Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook

Author: Edward T. Howley

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 0873229584

Category: Condition physique - Guides, manuels, etc

Page: 560

View: 107

Health Fitness Instructor's Handbook is the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available for health and fitness professionals who want to learn about the latest advances in physical fitness. Respected exercise scientists Edward T. Howley and B. Don Franks have teamed up with eight contributors to provide the latest information on the following: the scientific foundations of physical activity and fitness; nutrition, body composition, and weight management; the components of fitness; exercise prescription; and exercise programming considerations. This third edition has been updated according to 1995 ACSM objectives for Health/Fitness Instructor and Exercise Leader certifications and the Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health. Plus, the book features a better organization with a heavier focus on exercise prescription; new chapters on metabolic costs of physical activity, weight management, and exercise prescription for special populations; new in-text reviews linked to learning objectives; and case studies for every chapter.

Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Handbook 3/E

Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Handbook 3/E

Author: Ben Prusinski

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071779739

Category: Computers

Page: 784

View: 138

Implement the Full Spectrum of Oracle E-Business Suite Financial Applications Maintain an integrated, customer-focused financial computing framework that meets global business requirements while lowering total cost of ownership. Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Handbook, Third Edition offers fully updated coverage of the latest applications and modules. Find out how to enforce robust accounting rules, establish workflow, manage invoices and inventory, create budgets and forecasts, and secure your corporate assets. This Oracle Press guide thoroughly explains how to deploy custom Web applications, automate tax reporting, and incorporate Oracle Fusion Applications. Centralize financial data with Oracle General Ledger and Oracle Subledger Accounting Track invoices and payments through Oracle Receivables and Oracle Payables Forecast cash requirements and manage portfolios with Oracle Treasury Increase liquidity and profitability using Oracle Cash Management Establish asset depreciation schedules and handle leases and warranty information with Oracle Assets Use Oracle Purchasing and Oracle Inventory to optimize supply chain efficiency Handle procurement and billing information using Oracle Projects and Oracle Order Management Employ the all-new Oracle E-Business Tax and Oracle Landed Cost Management Leverage Oracle Fusion Applications in a co-existence strategy with Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Implement an end-to-end disaster recovery strategy

The Complete Handbook of Children's Reading Disorders

The Complete Handbook of Children's Reading Disorders

Author: Hilde L. Mosse

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0061132049

Category: Dyslexia

Page: 750

View: 923

M.D. Hilde L. Mosse, head psychiatrist for the N.Y. City Board of Education, writes from her own highly successful experience in teaching 1000 psychologically disturbed & disabled children to read, write & spell English. Her clinical evaluation procedures detail precisely how children should be examined for cognitive subskills. The renowned Dr. William Cruickshank renamed the book for the present publisher to: YOU CAN PREVENT OR CORRECT LEARNING DISORDERS. His endorsement reads, "It is unusual that a doctor of medicine has become an authority on the theoretical & clinical aspects of reading. Dr. Mosse illustrates that authority extensively & intensively. Her original two volumes (now together in paperback) is a compendium of significant information. It indeed could & should serve as a text for educational courses for learning disability teachers as well as provide valuable insights for classroom teachers, parents, aides & others concerned with learning disorders. Here is a book by an author who knows her subject matter, who obviously knows disabled children & who understands appropriate intervention & prevention procedures. This book should be in every university, every library & in the office of every professor of education, every superintendent, principal & disability specialist." Order from Riggs Institute Press, 4185 S.W. 102nd Ave., Beaverton, OR 97005; 503-646-9459.

High Performance Honda Builder's Handbook

High Performance Honda Builder's Handbook

Author: Joe Pettitt

Publisher: S-A Design

ISBN: 1884089631

Category: Transportation

Page: 164

View: 128

- Updated version of the best-selling (29,000 copies) and first book available on this subject.- Interest in the sport compact market is huge, as evidenced by last year's block-buster hit movie The Fast and the Furious.- Addresses the most frequently modified vehicles: Hondas.