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Author : Taras Grescoe
ISBN : 9780805095586
Genre : Transportation
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Taras Grescoe rides the rails all over the world and makes an elegant and impassioned case for the imminent end of car culture and the coming transportation revolution "I am proud to call myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The perception of public transportation in America is often unflattering—a squalid last resort for those with one too many drunk-driving charges, too poor to afford insurance, or too decrepit to get behind the wheel of a car. Indeed, a century of auto-centric culture and city planning has left most of the country with public transportation that is underfunded, ill maintained, and ill conceived. But as the demand for petroleum is fast outpacing the world's supply, a revolution in transportation is under way. Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers—the growing number of people who rely on public transportation to go about the business of their daily lives. On a journey that takes him around the world—from New York to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia—Grescoe profiles public transportation here and abroad, highlighting the people and ideas that may help undo the damage that car-centric planning has done to our cities and create convenient, affordable, and sustainable urban transportation—and better city living—for all.
Category: Transportation

Subway Etiquette

Author : Tracey Knight
ISBN : 0965059405
Genre : Fiction
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Category: Fiction

Galactic Diplomat

Author : Keith Laumer
ISBN : 9781473215559
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 70.98 MB
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Retief is an officer of the distinguished Corps Diplomatique Terrestrienne, a supra-national organization devoted to keeping the peace - or more accurately, to maintaining a state of tension short of armed conflict. Retief is not exactly in the mainstream of current Galactic diplomacy, as expounded by such giants of the C.D.T. as Crodfoller, Hidebinder, Straphanger, and his own immediate superior, Magnan. Deviously sincere, uncompromisingly venal, fearlessly cowardly, these great, dedicated public servants will seem curiously familiar as they strive to keep the peace seven hundred years in the future. But when Retief's on the scene things have a way of coming right in the end... Contents: Ultimatum Saline Solution The Brass God The Castle of Light Wicker Wonderland Native Intelligence The Prince and the Pirate Courier Protest Note
Category: Fiction

2014 5 Straphanger

Author : 近色文化編輯部
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【Cover Story】通勤者 Straphanger 掛在吊環上的人 城市裡的Straphanger,他們懸吊著進城,晃盪在時速六十公里的鐵皮箱子, 有人說他們是城市的救星,如果說「馬路上的不存在」是一種貢獻, 那他們每天貢獻一點,從十分鐘到一小時, 把自己的歲月菁華壓縮在沙丁魚罐頭裡,日積月累,換取地球文明。 特別企劃「訂做自己的衣服」,就算缺乏巧手慧心,訂作一件客製衣,只要四個步驟:挑布,棉麻絲綢雪紡紗;丈量,誠實面對身材曲線;打版,精準裁切衣料拼圖;縫製,穿梭引線埋針收齊。送你,名為獨一無二的手藝。 其他精采的內容還有: 【明星專訪】人氣豆花妹蔡黃汝,她像一道絢麗的謎,讓你捨不得移開目光,我們用五頁的篇幅詮釋她的美,卻感到,意猶未盡。 【關注人物】:水牛書店主人─羅文嘉,放棄政治金童身分,回歸土地嗅一口芬芳,開闢都市中的一畝心田 【母親節特輯】:用一頁空間,書寫來不及對媽媽說的話。 【駕車嘆世界】:介紹兩款勁車,Benz ML250和Range Rover Evoque,並且帶你去吃台灣唯一入選「亞洲五十最佳餐廳」的LeMoût樂沐法式餐廳。 【台灣冒險家】:從1991到2013,長達20年的影像記錄,生態紀錄片導演梁皆得用青春將黑鳶的故事譜成一部生態大片「老鷹想飛」,我們特別專訪梁皆得,請他分享這熱情與專注的過程。 【愛因斯坦】以他的生平為軸線,一窺從凡人到天才的每個瞬間。上集講述在奇蹟年之前的童年生活及求學時光。

Retief Emissary To The Stars

Author : Keith Laumer
ISBN : 9781473215641
Genre : Fiction
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THE CORPS DIPLOMATIQUE TERRESTRIENNE HAS NEVER SEEN HIS LIKE... Retief - the most diplomatic diplomat of the 27th century. His mission: to gain control of the most desirable planet in the universe - without triggering intergalactic war. He tries talking ... but how does anyone - even Retief - negotiate with an uninhabited planet? He tries a dice game ... but how does gambling help the solar peace organization prevent the malevolent Basurans (who've eaten their own planet) from turning to Terra's prize colony for an after-dinner snack? The problems Retief faces are just beginning, but as insurmountable as they seem, the indomitable adventurer prevails - and keeps the state of the universe on an even keel!
Category: Fiction

Lockdown Star Wars Legends Maul

Author : Joe Schreiber
ISBN : 9780345535665
Genre : Fiction
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, this new novel is a thrilling follow-up to Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. It's kill or be killed in the space penitentiary that houses the galaxy’s worst criminals, where convicts face off in gladiatorial combat while an underworld gambling empire reaps the profits of the illicit blood sport. But the newest contender in this savage arena, as demonic to behold as he is deadly to challenge, is fighting for more than just survival. His do-or-die mission, for the dark masters he serves, is to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy. Sith lords Darth Plagueis and Darth Sidious are determined to possess the prize. And one of the power-hungry duo has his own treacherous plans for it. But first, their fearsome apprentice must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror. No one else could brave such a gauntlet of death and live. But no one else is the dreaded dark-side disciple known as Darth Maul. Praise for Lockdown “Schreiber . . . was a great choice for this novel, imbuing the story with a dark, foreboding tone while never quite stepping into the horror territories that Death Troopers and Red Harvest took us.”—Jedi News “Fans of the dark side should rejoice. Lockdown delivers a can’t-put-this-down tale of scum and villainy.”—Club Jade “[Lockdown is] an action-packed ride that spins one entertaining chapter after another. The multiple layers of story keeps readers guessing what will happen next and just who will live and who will die. . . . It certainly adds to the character of Darth Maul while matching [Darth] Plagueis’s complexity with sheer fun. . . . Five out of five metal bikinis.”—Roqoo Depot “Somehow, Schreiber is able to skate the line between hard-hitting prison story and the adventure and excitement I love from Star Wars in a way that doesn’t betray either genre. It’s really quite masterful.”—Big Shiny Robot “Lockdown is an exciting, engaging read. . . . It actually lines up beautifully for a sequel, which I, for one, would love to read.”—Coffee with Kenobi “The novel makes The Clone Wars better. It also illuminates The Phantom Menace. I think it’s the hallmark of the best tie-in fiction to resonate throughout other parts of the expanded universe in that way.”—Knights’ Archive “By the fiftieth page, I was hooked. . . . Lockdown is a wonderful ‘antihero’ novel, where it’s just fine to root for the villain, because there are even worse things out there. This book was so fun and entertaining. I’ll have to keep an eye out for more Star Wars books from Schreiber.”—Seattle Geekly From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

The Multimillionaire Straphanger

Author : George P. Morrill
ISBN : UOM:39015002973827
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

London Charivari

Author : Henry Mayhew
ISBN : OSU:32435019905629
Genre : Caricatures and cartoons
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Category: Caricatures and cartoons


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ISBN : NYPL:33433088149541
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