Engines of Change

A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars

Author: Paul Ingrassia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451640641

Category: History

Page: 395

View: 8056


Chronicles the history reflected by fifteen iconic car models to discuss how automobiles reflect key cultural shifts as well as developments in such areas as manufacturing, women's rights, and environmental awareness.

Engines of Change

The Railroads that Made India

Author: Ian J. Kerr

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275985646

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 1217


The former Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire, India remains by any measure a major economic and political actor on the world scene. Kerr recounts the importance of this extensive railway network--completed against all odds by her British colonial masters--to the diverse lands and peoples of the subcontinent. Railway networks brought them together as a colony and fostered the nationalism that would be Britain's downfall. Common rail travel enabled Gandhi to reach the masses. From its romantic mystique to its dangerous reality, it is India's rail travel that keeps vital social, cultural, economic and political forces moving today.

Engines of Change

Party Factions in American Politics, 1868-2010

Author: Daniel DiSalvo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199891710

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 3136


Engines of Change, which is in the Oxford Studies in Postwar American Political Development series, provides the first full account of the role of national intra-party "factions" in American politics. Drawing from the last 150 years of American political history, DiSalvo explains how factions have shaped the parties' ideologies, impacted presidential nominations, structured patterns of presidential governance, and impacted the development of the American state.

Engines of change

United States interests and revolution in Latin America

Author: George C. Lodge

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

View: 6065


Engines of Change

The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860

Author: Brooke Hindle

Publisher: N.A


Category: Industrial revolution

Page: 309

View: 3503


Contains photographs, drawings, and maps that depict the physical survivals of technologies of the American industrial revolution, most of which are displayed in the Smithsonian Institution; and includes text that explains the technology and related aspects of the era.

Engines of Change

An Exhibition of the American Industrial Revolution

Author: Steven Lubar

Publisher: Univ Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780802600202

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 69

View: 3166


Engines of Change chronicles the American Industrial Revolution from about 1790 to 1860, specifically looking at some of the key machine inventions that drove this revolution forward. Steven Lubar examines not only the inventions, but also the impact these machines had on American work, community, profit and progress. With marvelous illustrations and photographs from the exhibit, Engines of Change surveys the revolutionary implements, from the spinning wheel, sawmill and gristmill, to the creation of the steam engine.

The Dynamics of Change

Insights into Organisational Transition from the Natural World

Author: Francis Stickland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134669798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1698


Giving a fascinating insight into the world of change and transition, this radical book, aimed at both organizational change practitioners and academics, tackles the fundamental question ‘what is change?’ The answers it seeks will significantly improve attempts to manage change more effectively. Innovative and absorbing, it charts a journey through a range of subjects including complexity science, nuclear physics, climatology, chemistry and chaos theory examining the change phenomena and the lessons it has to offer organizational and system thinkers. Key features include: * a review of the organisational change literature * an introduction to systems thinking * a change framework built up from key change building blocks * examples of change dynamics from the natural and physical sciences, and how they apply to our understanding of change within organisations * numerous summary tables and illustrative graphics This book, the first devoted entirely to exploring what change is as a phenomenon, has a uniquely rigorous scientific approach. It will be a valuable resource for students and professionals alike in the field of business and organizational change.

The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change

North American Business Schools After the Second World War

Author: Mie Augier,James March

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804776164

Category: Education

Page: 364

View: 3346


The book is a historical study of the changes that took place in North American business schools in the 25 years after the Second World, their roots in earlier history, and their impact on the rhetoric of debate over key issues in management education.

The revolutionary corporations

engines of plenty, engines of growth, engines of change

Author: John Desmond Glover

Publisher: Irwin Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780870942174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

View: 508


Mortal Engines - Krieg der Städte


Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906548

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4968


"Mortal Engines - Krieg der Städte" ist der Auftaktband zu Philip Reeves monumentaler Fantasyserie voller Luftschiffe und Piraten, Kopfgeldjäger und Aeronauten – und fahrender Städte. Niemand hatte mit einem Attentat gerechnet. Als das Mädchen mit dem Tuch vor dem Gesicht ein Messer zückt, um den Obersten Historiker Londons, Thaddeus Valentine, umzubringen, kann ihm der junge Gehilfe Tom in letzter Sekunde das Leben retten. Er verfolgt das Mädchen, das jedoch durch einen Entsorgungsschacht in die Außenlande entkommt. Dass Valentine, statt seinem Retter zu danken, den Jungen gleich mit hinausstößt, konnte ebenfalls beim besten Willen keiner ahnen ... Damit beginnt Toms abenteuerliche Odyssee durch die Großen Jagdgründe zurück nach London. Begleitet wird er von der unbeirrbaren Hester Shaw, die fest entschlossen ist, den Mord an ihren Eltern zu rächen. Sie treffen auf Sklavenhändler und Piraten, werden von einem halbmenschlichen Kopfgeldjäger verfolgt und von einer Aeronautin namens Anna Fang gerettet. Und all das, während Valentine plant, mittels einer Superwaffe aus dem Sechzig-Minuten-Krieg die Feinde der fahrenden Städte zu vernichten ... Für Leser von Philip Pullman oder J.R.R. Tolkien und Fans von Peter Jackson. "Mortal Engines - Krieg der Städte" ist der erste Band des „Mortal Engines“-Quartetts Band 2: Mortal Engines – Jagd durchs Eis Band 3: Mortal Engines – Der Grüne Sturm Band 4: Mortal Engines – Die verlorene Stadt

Autonomous Technology

Technics-out-of-control as a Theme in Political Thought

Author: Langdon Winner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262730495

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

View: 1974


The truth of the matter is that our deficiency does not lie in the want of well-verified "facts." What we lack is our bearings. The contemporary experience of things technological has repeatedly confounded our vision, our expectations, and our capacity to make intelligent judgments. Categories, arguments, conclusions, and choices that would have been entirely obvious in earlier times are obvious no longer. Patterns of perceptive thinking that were entirely reliable in the past now lead us systematically astray. Many of our standard conceptions of technology reveal a disorientation that borders on dissociation from reality. And as long as we lack the ability to make our situation intelligible, all of the "data" in the world will make no difference. ;From the Introduction

Social and Cultural Change

Social Science for a Dynamic World

Author: Jay A. Weinstein

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742525740

Category: Social Science

Page: 393

View: 3165


This book includes a comprehensive survey of the theories and principles employed by sociologists, anthropologists, and other social scientists in the study of sociocultural change. Employing these tools, the later chapters examine the major trends and challenges that face today's rapidly globalizing world. Students are asked to consider how they can participate actively in shaping the events that affect their lives. Among the book's pedagogical features are well over one hundred Web sites, organized by chapter and topic, which connect the text with contemporary events and commentary. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Social Transformation in Rural Canada

New Insights into Community, Cultures, and Collective Action

Author: John Parkins,Maureen Reed

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774823828

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

View: 9809


The rapidly changing nature of life in Canadian rural communities is more than a simple response to economic conditions. People living in rural places are part of a new social agenda characterized by transformation of livelihoods, landscapes, and social relations, inviting us to reconsider the meanings of community, culture, and citizenship. This volume presents the work of researchers from a variety of fields who explore social transformation in rural settlements across the country. The essays collectively generate a nuanced portrait of how local forms of action, adaptation, identity, and imagination are reshaping aboriginal and non-aboriginal communities of rural Canada.

“Force of Order and Methods ...” An American View into the Dutch Directed Society

Author: M. Blanken

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401013934

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 3392


The Netherlands is an unusual nation in many ways. It is not only that nearly half her land is below sea level. Nor is it that she is one of the world's most crowded lands; her more than 13 million people create a population density of about 1000 per square mile. Nor is it that half her national income is dependent upon world trade. Nor is it that so small a nation could achieve peace and prosperity with so little natural resources. What is most unusual is that the Netherlands has made such a rapid and total adjustment to the demands of modern technological society. In no small measure this was achieved by a deliberate policy of planning, direction, control and development. Its postwar history tells how a determined people under intelligent govern ment leadership rose from a broken economy to a level of economic and social development that places their society among the most modern in the world. The Netherlands is a success stor} that in some measure has been overlooked by a wider world. This will be an attempt to record her story, touching upon some of the causes and results of this success. The Netherlands is undoubtedly one of the most planning conscious of modern nations. This is not to say that the Dutch government or its people have any concept comparable to the totality of Soviet Five Year It might be more accurate to see Dutch planning as similar to Plans.

Innovations and Risk Taking

The Engine of Reform in Local Government in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Tim Campbell

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821338827

Category: Political Science

Page: 30

View: 8084


Annotation World Bank Discussion Paper No. 357.Decentralization and democratization in the Latin America and the Caribbean region have produced a wave of innovations on the local government level--upgrading professional staffs, raising taxes and user fees, delivering better services, and mobilizing participation in public choice-making. This paper documents five cases of best practices at the local level, focusing on innovations in Mendoza, Argentina; Curitiba, Brazil; Cali, Colombia; Manizales, Colombia; and Tijuana, Mexico. A the central message of the paper is that by supporting creation and adoption of best practice, donors can enjoy a cost-effective impact in achieving the next stages of reform in the region, but that work must be done at the local level.

Georg Simmel

Critical Assessments

Author: David Frisby

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415060707

Category: Simmel, Georg, 1858-1918

Page: 389

View: 7957


Teaching about the Future

Author: P. Bishop,A. Hines

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137020709

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 4442


The faculty at the University of Houston's program in Futures Studies share their comprehensive, integrated approach to preparing foresight professionals and assisting others doing foresight projects. Provides an essential guide to developing classes on the future or even establishing whole degree programs.

The Promise of Technology in Schools

The Next 20 Years

Author: Charles K. Stallard

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1461663652

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 2007


How can educators survive in the whirlwind restructuring and reform caused by the digital age? Will the impact of information technology improve learning, and how? The Promise of Technology in Schools answers these questions, by surveying the next 20 years in education. First, Stallard examines why the transfer of technology to education has taken so long and has been so difficult to accomplish. Then, he examines what challenges educators will face, how technology will affect school organization, why the K-12 education market is so important, and more.