Airportness

The Nature of Flight
Author: Christopher Schaberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501325728
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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Airportness takes the reader on a single day's journey through all the routines and stages of an ordinary flight. From curbside to baggage, and pondering the minutes and hours of sitting in between, Christopher Schaberg contemplates the mundane world of commercial aviation to discover “the nature of flight.” For Schaberg this means hearing planes in the sky, recognizing airline symbols in unlikely places, and navigating the various zones of transit from sliding doors, to jet bridge, to lavatory. It is an ongoing, swarming ecosystem that unfolds each day as we fly, get stranded, and arrive at our destinations. Airportness turns out to be more than just architecture and design elements-rather, it is all the rumble and buzz of flight, the tedium of travel as well as the feelings of uplift.

The Textual Life of Airports

Reading the Culture of Flight
Author: Christopher Schaberg
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441175210
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 177
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From the earliest airfields to the post-9/11 turn, this book investigates how airports figure in the American cultural imagination. >

The Work of Literature in an Age of Post-Truth


Author: Christopher Schaberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 150133431X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 168
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What is the role of literary studies in an age of Twitter threads and viral news? If the study of literature today is not just about turning to classic texts with age-old questions, neither is it a rejection of close reading or critical inquiry. Through the lived experience of a humanities professor in a rapidly changing world, this book explores how the careful study of literature and culture may be precisely what we need to navigate our dizzying epoch of post-truth politics and ecological urgency.

The Modern Airport Terminal

New Approaches to Airport Architecture
Author: Brian Edwards
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1134537638
Category: Architecture
Page: 304
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This comprehensive guide to the planning and design of airport terminals and their facilities covers all types of airport terminal found around the world and highlights the environmental and technical issues that the designer has to address. Contemporary examples are critically reviewed through a series of case studies. This new edition covers the most recent examples of high quality, technically advanced designs from the Far East, Europe and North America. This book will be a source of inspiration and guiding principles for those who design, commission or manage airport buildings.

SAC


Author: Hal Berghel,John Talburt,David Roach
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9780818620317
Category: Application software
Page: 386
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Collections

A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Archives
Page: N.A
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Climatological Data. Alaska


Author: United States. Weather Bureau,United States. Environmental Data Service
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Alaska
Page: N.A
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Searching for the Anthropocene

A Journey into the Environmental Humanities
Author: Christopher Schaberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 9781501351839
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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This book is a search for the elusive concept of the Anthropocene: the current geologic era defined by human impact on the planet, a concept that is embedding itself ever deeper into the humanities and across disciplines. Searching for the Anthropocene follows a journey through an eclectic range of topics, texts, places, and events to examine how we relate to, travel across, and write about our environment. We live in a time of rampant consumerism and irresponsible disregard for the natural world. Still, we strive to find authentic interactions, something to counter the feeling of looming doom in which humans are inherently implicated, often searching for these in literature and art. The debates around the Anthropocene are in one sense an effort to reveal and work through these tensions. Ranging from beech forests and beach fossils to jet engines and airport renovations, from snacks and snipers to fantasies of space travel and nightmares of cars on the streets, this book develops a wide-angle approach to environmental awareness. Blending personal narrative, cultural criticism, and ecological thought, Searching for the Anthropocene offers fresh ways to ponder literature and the humanities side-by-side with current conditions of environmental catastrophe, existential crisis, and social unrest.

Null K

Roman
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 346231601X
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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»Wir werden geboren, ohne eine Wahl zu haben. Müssen wir deswegen auf gleiche Art sterben?« »Null Grad Kelvin« ist DeLillos klügster, humorvollster und bewegendster Roman seit Jahren, eine große Vater-Sohn-Geschichte, eine Meditation über den Tod und die Ewigkeit und eine Liebeserklärung an das Leben. Ross Lockhart ist ein Milliardär in den Sechzigern mit einer viel jüngeren Frau, Artis Martineau, die schwer krank ist. Er ist Großinvestor eines geheimen, im Verborgenen agierenden Unternehmens, das den Tod ausschalten will. Das Businessmodell: Menschliche Körper werden so lange konserviert, bis Medizin und Technik so weit sind, dass der Mensch ein Leben ohne Krankheiten und zeitliche Begrenzungen führen kann. Als Artis plant, ihren Körper aufzugeben, reist Ross’ Sohn Jeffrey an, um Abschied von seiner Stiefmutter zu nehmen, auf unbestimmte Zeit. »Wir werden geboren, ohne eine Wahl zu haben. Müssen wir deswegen auf gleiche Art sterben? Macht es den Menschen nicht gerade aus, dass er sich weigern kann, sein Schicksal zu akzeptieren?« Diese Fragen treiben Ross um, der mit aller Macht in eine andere Dimension menschlichen Lebens vorstoßen möchte. Sein Sohn hingegen verteidigt leidenschaftlich die Ansicht, dass es des Menschen Bestimmung ist, im Hier und Jetzt zu leben. »Null Grad Kelvin« ist ein großer Wurf, ein brillanter Roman, der an den Kern unserer Existenz rührt.

Hinterland


Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641024404
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Der wilde Westen heute – bitterböse, herrlich lustig und auch ein bisschen magisch Wyomings Weite ist überwältigend, das Leben dort hart und manchmal unglaublich. Ideales Terrain für Annie Proulx, eine der „besten lebenden Schriftstellerinnen“ (Time Magazine), die mit diesem Erzählband in ihre Wahlheimat zurückkehrt: Elf tragikomische Geschichten über Cowboys, Wildhüter und Barfrauen, exzentrische Aussteiger und Underdogs, die sich in einer grandiosen, aber unwirtlichen Landschaft behaupten.

Climatological Data


Author: National Climatic Center
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Meteorology
Page: N.A
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Collection of the monthly climatological reports of the United States by state or region with monthly and annual national summaries.

San Jose Municipal Code, 1979

A Codification of the General Ordinances of the City of San Jose, California
Author: San Jose (Calif.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ordinances, Municipal
Page: 1709
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Violations of free speech and assembly and interference with rights of labor

hearings before a subcommittee, Seventy-fourth Congress, second session, on S. Res. 266, a resolution to investigate violations of the right of free speech and assembly and interference with the right of labor to organize and bargain collectively. April 10-11, 14-17, 21, 23, 1936
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 362
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North Carolina Traveler

A Vacationer's Guide to the Mountains, Piedmont, and Coast
Author: Sunny Smith,Ginny Turner
Publisher: John F Blair Pub
ISBN: 9780895871756
Category: Travel
Page: 386
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Information about accommodations, restaurants, scenic attractions, cultural events, and recreational opportunities compiled by North Carolina residents and published by a North Carolina publisher. No fees were accepted for inclusion in this guide.