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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.
📒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 ✍ 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 ✍ Sally Rogers-Davidson
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : Ketty is a C grade citizen of the Greater Melbourne Megalopolis of the 21st century. To avoid a hopeless future she wants to join the Space Corps. The catch is she must first give up her body for transplant.
📒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 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.
📒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 For People ✍ Michael C. Harris
📝Spare Parts for People Book Synopsis : Explores the science behind limb and organ replacements for people.
📒Spare Parts ✍ Rebecca Emberley
📝Spare Parts Book Synopsis : Meet Rhoobart. He's tarnished and tattered and, worst of all, his heart's broken. He'll have to go to the Spare Parts Mart, dig through their parts, and find a new heart. Meet Poptart, the robot. She's energetic and smart and has her own ideas about broken hearts. "You just need a jump start!" And that's how two robots who are nothing but spare parts meet and make each other whole in this riotous and rhythmic robot love story from the creators of The Ant and the Grasshopper and The Crocodile and the Scorpion.
📒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.