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📒Spare Parts ✍ Joshua Davis
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition—and yet, against all odds . . . they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story—which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement—will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country—even as the country tried to kick them out.
📒La Vida Robot ✍ Joshua Davis
📝La Vida Robot Book Synopsis : The true story of four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix and how they took on the best from MIT in the National Underwater Robotics Championship. The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by George Lopez, directed by Sean McNamara and starring Marissa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Michael Quezada and George Lopez, La Vida Robot is an underdog story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who form a robotics team. With $800, used car parts and a dream, they build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition, taking down reigning champion MIT.
📒Spare Parts ✍ Joshua Davis
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : Tells the story of how, with the help of two inspiring science teachers, four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara.
📒Maintenance And Spare Parts Management ✍ P. GOPALAKRISHNAN
📝Maintenance and Spare Parts Management Book Synopsis : This well-received text, designed for the students of MBA, BTech (Mechanical Engineering and Industrial and Production Engineering) and MTech (Industrial Engineering and Management), has been revised and reorganized in its second edition. The book, divided into six sections, deals with the concepts of core maintenance and related auxiliary functions, core spares issues, related auxiliary spares functions, caselets and policy cases. This research-based study attempts to impart a comprehensive knowledge of maintenance and spare parts management, particularly in the Indian context. Illustrations, tables, caselets, cases and presentation of several topics in A-Z points add pedagogic value to the text.
📒Spare And Found Parts ✍ Sarah Maria Griffin
📝Spare and Found Parts Book Synopsis : Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? Then she finds a lost mannequin’s hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own. Sarah Maria Griffin’s haunting literary debut will entrance fans of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker, and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.
📒Spare Parts For People ✍ Michael C. Harris
📝Spare Parts for People Book Synopsis : Explores the science behind limb and organ replacements for people.
📒Spare Parts Plus Two ✍ Gail Scott
📝Spare Parts Plus Two Book Synopsis : A welfare cheque floats down the river, a cowboy spreads the Word of the Lord and crotches tick like clocks: the world of Spare Parts is unpredictable, evocative and vividly distorted. Its initial appearance, in 1981, caused a stir; at a time when linear narrative was the m.o. of feminist writing, Gail Scott had the nerve to fracture and dislocate her stories and her language. Spare Parts is as vital as it was twenty years ago. Scott's densely textured tales about the world of growing up female in a small town, where violence lurks just beneath the skin, recreate the uncertainty of life. Their incantatory language and tough imagery are as relevant and crucial now as they were then. This edition adds two new pieces, including 'Bottoms Up', an essay on narrative which first appeared on the 'Narrativity' website Scott co-edits.
📒Spare Parts ✍ Marc Platt
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : On a dark frozen planet where no planet should be, in a rat-infested city with a sky of stone, the Doctor and Nyssa unearth a black market in second-hand body parts and run the gauntlet of augmented police and their augmented horses. And just between the tramstop and the picturehouse, the Doctor's worst suspicions are confirmed: the Cybermen have only just begun.
📒Spare Parts ✍ Judy Mardorf Thompson
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : In Spare Parts, Claudia Martin, an avionics engineer at Duffet Commercial Airplane Co. (DCAC), finds a serious software anomaly which could threaten the integrity of the Flight Management Computer system -- and that could bring down a jet. Her boss, an ex-lover, chooses to overlook her warning in order to meet the accelerated airplane development schedule. But Claudia's own values will not allow her to agree to let it go. Claudia finds her professional reputation challenged, her career at stake. When a local flight crashes under mysterious circumstances, she accepts the call to adventure that will change her life forever. Claudia approaches the FAA where she is offered a job as an undercover mole. She teams with FBI Agent Wyatt Richardson to examine bogus parts issues. Their sexual tension serves as a subplot highlighting rivalry between governmental agencies. Wyatt regards bad hardware to be the issue, but Claudia disagrees. She pursues her quest for the hidden cause -- bad software. But that is only the tip of the iceberg. Lurking beneath it all is a sinister plot to ruin DCAC by a EuroAire-owned subcontractor. What begins as an investigation of flight-critical software and bogus spare parts explodes in global dimensions, becoming a race for market share and air safety, and threatening Claudia's life. Spare Parts spans two continents, where an evil web turns safe air travel into a roulette game. The FAA, FBI, NTSB, British Civil Aviation Administration (CAA), and New Scotland Yard wage separate battles before joining forces against one CAA inspector, and a corrupt subcontractor. As Claudia puts the pieces together, she discovers how EuroAire obtained software source code to deliberately sabotage flight-critical programs on DCAC jets.
📒Spare Parts For People ✍ Margery Facklam
📝Spare Parts for People Book Synopsis : Discusses current accomplishments in the field of replacing parts in the human body, including organ transplants, artificial organs and implants, and artificial joints and limbs.
📒Spare Parts ✍ Wendy B. Murphy
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : Discusses historic and modern devices and other means of replacing damaged or missing parts in humans, including organ transplants, genetic engineering, and computer-engineered limbs.
📝Spare Parts Lists for the MG 1 1 2 Litre 1939 Book Synopsis : Complete spare parts catalogue for the MG 1,5 Litre (1939)
📒Spare Parts ✍ Sally Rogers-Davidson
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📒Spare Parts ✍ Carol Ann Rinzler
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : This book sheds light on extraneous human body parts parts of our bodies that can be removed with little or no consequence. Over millennia humans have evolved to the point where these parts may no longer be needed for survival, and in her wry, witty style, bestselling health writer Carol Ann Rinzler explains in lay terms their purpose. She sheds light on such bonus body parts as: Recent studies show the appendix plays a role in our immune system, so it behooves us to not remove it unless it s infected The Coccyx the last remnant of a tail is a useful part on the boney frame on which we sit and the place where pelvic and leg muscles are anchored Wisdom teeth are an extra set of molars that are little used and frankly in the way, as human diets evolved from eating hard foods such as leaves and roots Each body part essay includes an intro from a noted department chair at a major NYC hospital. There will even be a section on parts people choose to remove that maybe they shouldn t (from tonsils to kidneys) and the pros and cons of doing so. Along the way, Rinzler weaves in Darwin s theories of evolution, and shares insights on what the human body may be like millennia from now. "
📒Spare Parts ✍ Rick Hanson
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : While investigating the disappearance of his big sister's fourth husband, who had vanished from a Seattle orthodontists' convention, cop-turned-sculptor Adam McCleet encounters a serial killer called the Yuppie Ripper and a vicious, karate-kicking dentist. A first novel.
📝Mg Midget Spare Parts Lists Book Synopsis : Complete parts catalogue for all pre-war MG midgets.
📒Spare Parts ✍ Renee C. Fox
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : Spare Parts examines major developments in the field of organ replacement that occurred in the United States over the course of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. It focuses upon significant medical and social changes in the transplantation of human organs and on the development and clinical testing of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart, with special emphasis on how these biomedical events were related to the political, economic, and social climate of American society. Part I examines the important biomedical advances and events in organ transplantation and their social and cultural concomitants. In Part II, the focus shifts to the story of the rise and fall of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart in the United States, its relation to American social institutions and cultural patterns, and its bearing on social control issues associated with therapeutic innovation and the patient-oriented clinical research it entails. Part III is a personal conclusion, which explains why the authors left the field of organ transplantation after so many years. Spare Parts is written in a narrative, ethnographic style, with thickly descriptive, verbatim, and atmospheric detail. The primary data it is based upon includes qualitative materials, collected via participant observation, interviews in a variety of medical milieu, and content analysis of medical journals, newspapers, and magazine articles, and a number of television transcripts. The new introduction provides an overview of some of the recent developments in transplantation and also underscores how tenacious many of the patterns associated with organ replacement have been. Spare Parts should be read by all medical professionals, sociologists, and historians.
📒Spare Parts ✍ Ramon Zayas
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : A true account of one man's life, Spare Parts gives the reader a geographical tour which includes scenes from Alaska, the Ozarks, Puerto Rico, and Florida. The manuscript, used as a doctoral dissertation, uncovers the effects of childhood traumas, crime and punishment, and finally recovery. Emotional, sexual, and physical abuses are detailed without the expected shock value but rather their effects and the lessons learned from those experiences. As the story unfolds, the lessons learned are evident and the unlearning of those lessons are where this story takes us. Multi-million-dollar fraud, the FBI, witness protection, and a therapeutic community called Future House in Alaska all play very important roles in this manuscript, which is filled with great characters such as Fast Eddie, a murdered pimp; Bruce, a pedophile; Gordon the Director and a host of others. The manuscript reads like the movies Traffic, 28 Days, and Raising Arizona but carries its own very unique storyline. Aptly named, Spare Parts was a learning experience from Future House that bordered on torture and humiliation but was instrumental in the building of a new life.
📒Spare Parts ✍ Elizabeth Page
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📒Defense Logistics ✍ DIANE Publishing Company
📝Defense Logistics Book Synopsis : Reviews the Air Force's & the Navy's policies & procedures for determining requirements & budgets for aviation spare parts. Determines whether the Air Force & Navy's requirements & budgets reflect the actual amounts needed.
📒Spare Parts From Campus To Combat ✍ Buzz Williams
📝Spare Parts From Campus to Combat Book Synopsis : A compelling look into the world of reservists--more than just the "spare parts" of our nation's military--as seen through one manís transformation from weekend warrior to combat marine In 1989, Buzz Williams walked into a marine recruiting office to follow in the footsteps of the deceased older brother he grew up idolizing by signing up to join the Marine Reserves. Over the course of the next year, he would earn money to pay his college tuition by devoting one weekend a month and two full weeks in the summer to the grueling and often dangerous rigors of military training, while enduring the jarring readjustment that occurred each time he returned to civilian life. But Williams had no idea that even the newest reservists could find themselves on the frontlines of a battlefield in a matter of weeks. On August 2, 1990--the day that he graduated from Light Armored Vehicle School--Saddam Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait, and Williams' life would change forever. Spare Parts tells the story of Williams' harrowing deployment to the Persian Gulf, where he would be thrust into battle only 38 days after being called up. Enduring both the condescension of full-time Marines and the danger of his limited training, he managed to form a core group that the struggles to gain respect from a military machine that viewed them as mere "spare parts." In gripping, you-are-there detail, Williams brings to life the physical and emotional trials he would face on the killing fields of Kuwait--where some of the woefully underprepared Marines are able to rise to the challenge and others are broken by the horrors of battle. A powerful portrait of one man's experience in battle--and of the reservists who stand ready to leave civilian life to defend our nation at a moment's notice--Spare Parts adds a moving new perspective to the literature of war.