Uneven Roads

An Introduction to U.S. Racial and Ethnic Politics

Author: Todd Shaw,Louis DeSipio,Dianne Pinderhughes,Toni-Michelle C. Travis

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506371744

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

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Uneven Roads helps you grasp how, when, and why race and ethnicity matter in U.S. politics. Using the metaphor of a road, with twists, turns, and dead ends, this incisive text takes you on a journey to understanding political racialization and the roots of modern interpretations of race and ethnicity. The book’s structure and narrative are designed to encourage comparison and reflection. You will critically analyze the history and context of U.S. racial and ethnic politics to build the skills needed to draw your own conclusions. In the Second Edition of this groundbreaking text, authors Shaw, DeSipio, Pinderhughes, and Travis bring the historical narrative to life by addressing the most contemporary debates and challenges affecting U.S. racial and ethnic politics. You will explore important issues regarding voting rights, political representation, education and criminal justice policies, and the immigrant experience. A revised final chapter on intersectionality encourages you to examine how groups go beyond the boundaries of race and ethnicity to come together on matters of class, gender, and sexuality.

The Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and on Tracks Supplement to Vehicle System Dynamics

Proceedings Of The 18th Iavsd Symposium Held In Kanagawa, Japan August 24-30, 2003

Author: Masato Abe

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789026519727

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 820

View: 2409

The 18th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics was held at Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan. The symposium was hosted by KAIT as one of the memorial events of the 40th anniversary of KAIT. Though overwhelming numbers of high quality papers were applied in response to the call for papers for the presentation at the symposium, the Scientific Committee accepted 89 papers for the oral presentation and 38 for the poster presentation. Finally, 82 papers were presented at the oral sessions and 29 papers at the poster sessions in the symposium. There were five States-of-the-Arts papers presented at the plenary sessions in the symposium.

Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks Volume 1

Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia

Author: Maksym Spiryagin,Timothy Gordon,Colin Cole,Tim McSweeney

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351057243

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 514

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The International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks is the leading international gathering of scientists and engineers from academia and industry in the field of ground vehicle dynamics to present and exchange their latest ideas and breakthroughs. The International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD) was established in Vienna in 1977 and has since held its biennial symposia throughout Europe and in the USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa and China. The IAVSD, while celebrating its first 40 years, held the 25th Symposium at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia in August 2017. The symposium was hosted by the Centre for Railway Engineering at Central Queensland University. The papers presented at the symposium are now published in these Proceedings to provide a comprehensive review of the latest innovative developments and practical applications in road and rail vehicle dynamics. The papers will contribute greatly to a better understanding of related problems and serve as a reference for researchers and engineers active in this specialised field. IAVSD2017 focused on the following topics related to road and rail vehicles and trains: dynamics and stability vibration and comfort suspension steering traction and braking active safety systems advanced driver assistance systems autonomous road and rail vehicles adhesion and friction wheel-rail contact tyre-road interaction aerodynamics and crosswind pantograph-catenary dynamics modelling and simulation driver-vehicle interaction field and laboratory testing vehicle control and mechatronics performance and optimisation instrumentation and condition monitoring environmental considerations

Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook

Author: Gianpiero Mastinu,Manfred Ploechl

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849333229

Category: Science

Page: 1708

View: 4549

Featuring contributions from leading experts, the Road and Off-Road Vehicle System Dynamics Handbook provides comprehensive, authoritative coverage of all the major issues involved in road vehicle dynamic behavior. While the focus is on automobiles, this book also highlights motorcycles, heavy commercial vehicles, and off-road vehicles. The authors of the individual chapters, both from automotive industry and universities, address basic issues, but also include references to significant papers for further reading. Thus the handbook is devoted both to the beginner, wishing to acquire basic knowledge on a specific topic, and to the experienced engineer or scientist, wishing to have up-to-date information on a particular subject. It can also be used as a textbook for master courses at universities. The handbook begins with a short history of road and off-road vehicle dynamics followed by detailed, state-of-the-art chapters on modeling, analysis and optimization in vehicle system dynamics, vehicle concepts and aerodynamics, pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road, modeling vehicle subsystems, vehicle dynamics and active safety, man-vehicle interaction, intelligent vehicle systems, and road accident reconstruction and passive safety. Provides extensive coverage of modeling, simulation, and analysis techniques Surveys all vehicle subsystems from a vehicle dynamics point of view Focuses on pneumatic tires and contact wheel-road/off-road Discusses intelligent vehicle systems technologies and active safety Considers safety factors and accident reconstruction procedures Includes chapters written by leading experts from all over the world This text provides an applicable source of information for all people interested in a deeper understanding of road vehicle dynamics and related problems.

The uneven road

Author: Baron Robert Alexander Benjamin Hamilton Belhaven and Stenton

Publisher: N.A



Page: 334

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Gravel Roads

Author: Anthony E. Horton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477138552

Category: Fiction

Page: 231

View: 6094

The keys to redemption are sometimes hidden deep within our own personal history. Although it cannot be relived, our past can become the guidepost leading us out of our darkest moments. This is the story of one mans search for passage from the despair of recent tragedy - a journey of hope along the Gravel Roads of the past.

Everyday Life

Colonial Times

Author: Walter A. Hazen

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673363220

Category: United States

Page: 96

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Includes cross-curricular activities for each chapter.

Advances in Computer Science and Information Engineering

Author: David Jin,Sally Lin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642301266

Category: Computers

Page: 728

View: 943

CSIE2012 is an integrated conference concentrating its focus on Computer Science and Information Engineering . In the proceeding, you can learn much more knowledge about Computer Science and Information Engineering of researchers from all around the world. The main role of the proceeding is to be used as an exchange pillar for researchers who are working in the mentioned fields. In order to meet the high quality of Springer, AISC series, the organization committee has made their efforts to do the following things. Firstly, poor quality paper has been refused after reviewing course by anonymous referee experts. Secondly, periodically review meetings have been held around the reviewers about five times for exchanging reviewing suggestions. Finally, the conference organizers had several preliminary sessions before the conference. Through efforts of different people and departments, the conference will be successful and fruitful.

Between Heaven and Modernity

Reconstructing Suzhou, 1895-1937

Author: Peter J. Carroll

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804753593

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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Combining social, political, and cultural history, this book examines the contestation over space, history, and power in the late Qing and Republican-era reconstruction of the ancient capital of Suzhou as a modern city. Located fifty miles west of Shanghai, Suzhou has been celebrated throughout Asia as a cynosure of Chinese urbanity and economic plenty for a thousand years. With the city's 1895 opening as a treaty port, businessmen and state officials began to draw on Western urban planning in order to bolster Chinese political and economic power against Japanese encroachment. As a result, both Suzhou as a whole and individual components of the cityscape developed new significance according to a calculus of commerce and nationalism. Japanese monks and travelers, Chinese officials, local people, and others competed to claim Suzhou’s streets, state institutions, historic monuments, and temples, and thereby to define the course of Suzhou’s and greater China’s modernity.

Handbook of Acoustics

Author: Malcolm J. Crocker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471252931

Category: Science

Page: 1461

View: 2611

Acoustical engineers, researchers, architects, and designers need a comprehensive, single-volume reference that provides quick and convenient access to important information, answers and questions on a broad spectrum of topics, and helps solve the toughest problems in acoustical design and engineering. The Handbook of Acoustics meets that need. It offers concise coverage of the science and engineering of acoustics and vibration. In more than 100 clearly written chapters, experts from around the world share their knowledge and expertise in topics ranging from basic aerodynamics and jet noise to acoustical signal processing, and from the interaction of fluid motion and sound to infrasound, ultrasonics, and quantum acoustics. Topics covered include: * General linear acoustics * Nonlinear acoustics and cavitation * Aeroacoustics and atmospheric sound * Mechanical vibrations and shock * Statistical methods in acoustics * Architectural acoustics * Physiological acoustics * Underwater sound * Ultrasonics, quantum acoustics, and physical aspects of sound * Noise: its effects and control * Acoustical signal processing * Psychological acoustics * Speech communication * Music and musical acoustics * Acoustical measurements and instrumentation * Transducers The Handbook of Acoustics belongs on the reference shelf of every engineer, architect, research scientist, or designer with a professional interest in the propagation, control, transmission, and effects of sound.

Churchill's Secret Invasion

Britain’s First Large Scale Combined Offensive 1942

Author: John Grehan

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473829666

Category: History

Page: 224

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In the spring of 1942 Britain's far-flung empire was in the greatest peril. North Africa was being overrun by the German Afrika Korps and in south-east Asia the forces of Imperial Japan had captured Singapore and were threatening India. Only the most urgent reinforcement of both war fronts could prevent disaster. But Britain's shipping routes to Egypt and India passed the island of Madagascar. If the Japanese Navy, operating out of Madagascar, could severe Britain's communications with Cairo and Delhi, then the whole of North Africa and the Indian sub-continent would be at the mercy of the Axis Powers. In a desperate race against time, and under conditions of the utmost secrecy, at Churchill's instigation Britain planned to seize Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, before the Japanese could strike. An overwhelming force was assembled and despatched as part of the largest convoy ever to have left Britain's shores. Yet the expedition's commanders were faced with not just military but also political obstacles, because the forces occupying the island were not those her enemy's but those of her former ally - France. The Secret Invasion is the first book to examine in detail this crucial campaign which was Britain's largest amphibious assault since the First World War and the first large-scale combined air, sea and land operation Britain had attempted.

Travels in the Interior of Brazil

With Notices on Its Climate, Agriculture, Commerce, Population, Mines, Manners, and Customs

Author: John Mawe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108052789

Category: History

Page: 522

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The 1821 revised edition of a British mineralogist's bestselling account of exploration and mining in Brazil.

The Highway Code for Northern Ireland

Author: Northern Ireland: Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland: Road Safety Branch

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780337044052

Category: Traffic regulations

Page: 104

View: 8812

Supersedes 1999 edition (ISBN 0337083819).