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

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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

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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

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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

The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860

Author: Brooke Hindle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial revolution

Page: 309

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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

United States interests and revolution in Latin America

Author: George C. Lodge

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 411

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Engines of Change

An Exhibition of the American Industrial Revolution

Author: Steven Lubar

Publisher: Univ Pub Assoc

ISBN: 9780802600202

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 69

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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

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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.

Die Differenzmaschine

Roman

Author: William Gibson,Bruce Sterling

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641087562

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Mit diesem Roman wurde der Steampunk erfunden London 1855: Das viktorianische England schickt sich an, dank seiner dampfbetriebenen Informationstechnologie ein neues, glücklicheres Zeitalter einzuleiten. Doch in dieser Ära des Aufbruchs und des technischen Fortschritts geraten vier Menschen in einen Strudel aus Brutalität, Gewalt und Zerstörung.

Gottes Maschinen

Ein archäologischer Science Fiction-Roman

Author: Jack McDevitt

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404242085

Category: Fiction

Page: 648

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Einsam steht sie auf einem Mond des Saturn: die riesige Statue eines außerirdischen Wesens, mit einer Inschrift, die allen Entschlüsselungsversuchen trotzt. Sie ist nicht das einzige Relikt. Nach Entwicklung des überlichtschnellen Antriebs entdecken Forscher weitere geheimnisvolle Bauwerke - und alle auf Welten, die von kosmischen Katastrophen heimgesucht wurden. Die Archäologen von der Erde stehen vor einem Rätsel. Gibt es einen Zusammenhang zwischen den fremden Wesen und dem Untergang so vieler Zivilisationen? Und wohin sind die Monument-Erbauer verschwunden? Doch es bleibt ihnen nicht mehr viel Zeit, Antworten zu finden, denn die Erde, die sich selbst am Rande einer ökologischen Katastrophe befindet, kann keine weiteren Gelder für Forschungen bereitstellen - selbst wenn in ihnen der Schlüssel für das Überleben der ganzen menschlichen Rasse liegen könnte ... Ein fesselnder, außergewöhnlicher SF-Roman aus der Feder des Philip-K.-Dick-Award-Preisträgers JACK MCDEVITT.

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

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Mortal Engines - Krieg der Städte

Roman

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104906548

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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"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

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: Business & Economics

Page: 364

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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.

Capitalizing on Change

A Social History of American Business

Author: Stanley Buder

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807889800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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Americans love "this year's model," relying on the "new" to be always "improved." Enthusiasm for the new, says Stanley Buder, is essential to American business, where innovation and change stoke the engines of economic energy. To really understand the history of business in America, he argues, we must understand the intertwining dynamics of social and business values. In a history spanning over three hundred years, Buder examines the enveloping expansion of the market economy, the laggardly use of government to modify or control market forces, the rise of consumerism, the shifting role of small business, and much more. He concludes with the explosive development of business in the 1990s and its aftermath of crises and scandals. Along the way, he analyzes the ways American social values foster an entrepreneurial ethos and why the identification of change with progress provides a distinctive and provocative theme in American life. Buder studies American business as not only an engine of wealth accumulation but also an important generator and reflector of American values. Capitalizing on Change is the first full-length business history in recent years to make this relationship clear.

Der Preis der Ungleichheit

Wie die Spaltung der Gesellschaft unsere Zukunft bedroht

Author: Joseph Stiglitz

Publisher: Siedler Verlag

ISBN: 364109819X

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

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Viele Arme, wenige Reiche - Warum die wachsende Ungleichheit uns alle angeht Die Ungleichheit in der Welt nimmt zu: Immer weniger Menschen häufen immer größeren Reichtum an, während die Zahl der Armen wächst und die Mittelschicht vom Abstieg bedroht ist. Doch diese Entwicklung, so zeigt Nobelpreisträger Joseph Stiglitz in seinem neuen Bestseller, ist keine zwangsläufige Folge einer freien Marktwirtschaft, sondern Ergebnis einer globalisierten Ökonomie, die zunehmend vom reichsten einen Prozent der Bevölkerung beherrscht wird.

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

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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

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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

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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.