Erscheinungsdatum: 08.01.2014, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: MARS - Metropolitan Activity Relocation Simulator, Titelzusatz: A Systems Dynamics based Land Use and Transport Interaction Model, Autor: Pfaffenbichler, Paul, Verlag: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller e.K., Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Architektur, Seiten: 188, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 300 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Set in a strange, colourful land populated by fairy tale characters, Shrek is a hilarious comedy that will win over audiences of children and adults alike. Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) is a fearsome green ogre living in isolation in his own cosy little swamp. He is not receptive to visitors, and fends off the occasional party of torch-wielding villagers with ease. But when the power-hungry Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow) turns Shrek's swamp into a relocation camp for dozens of banished fairy-tale characters (including some pesky dwarves, wolves, and fairies) Shrek's quiet, introverted life is ruined. Joined by the talkative Donkey (Eddie Murphy), Shrek makes his way to Farquaad's realm of Duloc, where the Lord promises to make Shrek an offer: He will rid Shrek's land of the unwanted visitors if Shrek will go on a simple quest to free Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) from her remote, dragon-guarded castle and convince her to marry Farquaad. On their quest, Shrek and Donkey run into a number of bizarre situations, and Shrek finds himself realising that he isn't quite the fearsome monster he has always made himself out to be. Reinventing the traditional fairy tale adventure, Shrek features gorgeous computer animation, a unique sense of humour, and compelling characters - especially Murphy's lovable Donkey.
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H. G. Wells' novel of 1895 popularised the idea of vehicular time travel in this classic sci-fi tale. The eponymous hero finds himself in the land of the Eloi and the Morlocks. In some ways these encounters foreshadow another, less remote future which George Orwell conjures in Nineteen Eighty-Four: that of the nascent rift between the proles and the party elite. This is a gripping story delivering not merely an imaginative relocation of late Victorian lust for adventure and scientific knowledge but also Wells' warning about politics and society. The endtimes of the Earth and universe are hauntingly evoked in the final chapters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Wagland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/magp/000049/bk_magp_000049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The go-to resource for business leaders who must succeed no matter what the circumstances.... The world is rapidly changing and unpredictable, necessitating leaders who adjust quickly to changing priorities and unfamiliar terrain. This book offers a blueprint for developing leaders who can handle surprising challenges, from mergers to global relocation, and who thrive in turbulent times by being open to new concepts, passionate about progress, and resourceful with the tools available. Features three key traits of adaptable leaders: Driven by progress, Sensationally curious, Vastly resourceful Reveals how to work across corporate cultures and leverage relationships to overcome challenges Shows how to bypass the traditional leadership role and take necessary risks to move forward Written for the business leader who can land in any environment, under any set of conditions, and find a way to fit in and succeed. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Hanst. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004838/bk_adbl_004838_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the early 1920's, Japanese college profressor Masao Takashimaya of Kyoto had a passion for modern ideas that was as strong as his wife's belief in ancient tradition. Twenty years later, his 18-year-old daughter Hiroko, torn between her mother's traditions and her father's wishes, boarded SS Nagoya Maru to come to California for an education, and to make her father proud. It was August 1941. To Hiroko, California, and the home of her uncle Takeo, was a different world. Her cousins in California had become more American than Japanese. And Peter Jenkins, her uncle's assistant at Stanford, became an unexpected link between her old world and her new. At college in Berkeley, her world is rapidly and unexpectedly filled with prejudice and fear. And when Pearl Harbor is bombed by the Japanese, within hours, Hiroko has become an enemy in a foreign land. Desperate to go home, she is ordered by her father to stay. He is positive she will be safer in California than at home, and for a brief time she is -- until her entire world caves in. On February 19, Executive Order 9066 is signed by President Roosevelt, giving the military the power to remove the Japanese from their communities at will. Takeo and his family are given ten days to sell their home, give up their jobs, and report to a relocation center, along with thousands of other Japanese and Japanese Americans, to face their destinies there. Hiroko and her uncle's family go first to Tanforan, and from there to the detention center at Tule Lake. This extraordinary novel tells what happened to them there, creating a portrait of human tragedy and strength, divided loyalties and love. It tells of Americans who were treated as foreigners in their own land. And it tells Hiroko's story, and that of her American family, as they fight to stay alive amid the drama of life and death in the camp at Tule Lake. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Boyd Gaines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000316/bk_bant_000316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a teenage Mennonite girl, Amanda lives with her close-knit family in south central Pennsylvania. Life revolves around hard work, faith, and commitment to the family. She doesn't question the daily routine; it's the only life she's known. Her father talks about buying a farm out west with a lot of land in one block. Not only will the family farm there together, but the parents hope to begin a new Mennonite community. To a 15-year-old girl, this move begins as an exciting adventure. In If You Leave This Farm, Amanda shares the story of her family's relocation to Minnesota and the subsequent challenges they face as farmers, a family, and Mennonites. She tells how the first crop year is a huge failure, and her father alone makes the decision to expand the new dairy in an attempt to recoup the losses. This memoir chronicles the years of struggle as Amanda and her younger brother Joseph seek to escape their father's suffocating and controlling behavior. Intermingled with the struggle on the farm is the effort to become an accepted member of the Minnesota Mennonite community. The change in Amanda's father's behavior and attitude during the first years in Minnesota alienates him and his family from others of the same faith. She shares a mix of emotions as she wrestles with the shame of her family's standing with the Mennonites and the crushing weight of constant submission to her father's misguided use of his God-given authority. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Yvonne L Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037745/bk_acx0_037745_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Today is Monday. The calls do not come as before. Weeks elapse between them, and when I answer the phone there is no overlap of voices, only my mother's. She spends much of the conversation avoiding mention of the pink elephant trumpeting in the middle of the room. The pink elephant would be my defection to Georgia. When I telephoned with the news of my imminent relocation, my father asked, "Georgia as in the Republic of Georgia by the Black Sea, or Georgia as in the Peach State?" He hoped I meant the former, because that Georgia promised unique opportunities to advance the democratic cause of justice. What could Georgia, former land of the Confederacy, offer? Convicting arsonists and thieves in Macon, Georgia, was never Harvard Law grad Natalie Goldberg's dream. The pay is abysmal, the work is exhausting, and the humidity is hell for a woman with curly hair. But when a steamy romance with her high-powered New York boss went bad, Natalie jumped at the first job offered, packed her bags, and headed south. Natalie's leftist Yankee background brands her a conspicuous outsider in this insular community. Her father, a famous civil rights lawyer, refuses to accept her career change - or talk to her. Her best friend begs her to come back home, and Natalie keeps thinking she sees her former lover everywhere. But Natalie's not completely alone. There are a garden-obsessed neighbor, a former beauty queen turned defense attorney, and a handsome colleague who has a nervous tic whenever she gets near. And then there's a capital case that has her eating antacids by the truckload. Yep, it's going to be one heckuva long, hot summer.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Dretzin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005361/bk_harp_005361_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cities around the world are implementing sustainable urban form policies to alter mobility patterns. In this book, we reframe these policies as multimodal accessible city policies, emphasising accessibility as an important additional explanatory variable of travel behaviour. We focus our research on polycentric urban development policy, which can be seen as a feasible sustainable urban form policy to large cities and metropolitan areas. We found car commuting and public transport commuting to be phenomena explained by different variables, in which car commuting is mainly a socio-economic driven phenomenon, while public transport commuting is mainly a land-use driven phenomenon. However, the analysis of commuting impacts resulting from the relocation of workers and residents points to a negligible commuting impact on residents, who are mainly car commuters, but a negative impact on the commuting patterns of workers, whose car usage has significantly increased as a result of the workplace relocation. Therefore, we argue that polycentric urban development is an important urban policy, but not sufficient, to achieve the desired sustainable commuting patterns.