A Curve in the Road

A Curve in the Road
Author: Julianne MacLean
Publsiher: Lake Union Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-08
ISBN 10: 9781503904453
ISBN 13: 1503904458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Curve in the Road Book Review:

Abbie MacIntyre is living the dream in the picturesque Nova Scotia town she calls home. She is a successful surgeon, is married to a handsome cardiologist, and has a model teenage son who is only months away from going off to college. But then one fateful night, everything changes. When a drunk driver hits her car, Abbie is rushed to the hospital. She survives, but the accident forces unimaginable secrets out into the open and plagues Abbie with nightmares so vivid that she starts to question her grip on reality. Her perfect life begins to crack, and those cracks threaten to shatter her world completely. The search for answers will test her strength in every way—as a wife, a career woman, and a mother—but it may also open the door for Abbie to move forward, beyond anger and heartbreak, to find out what she is truly made of. In learning to heal and trust again, she may just find new hope in the spaces left behind.

The Road

The Road
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN 10: 0307267458
ISBN 13: 9780307267450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

A Bend in the Road

A Bend in the Road
Author: Nicholas Sparks
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2001-09-18
ISBN 10: 075952582X
ISBN 13: 9780759525825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Bend in the Road Book Review:

Fall in love with this small-town love story about a widower sheriff and a divorced schoolteacher who are searching for second chances -- only to be threatened by long-held secrets of the past. Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other...soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in-including their love.

Transition Curves for Highway Geometric Design

Transition Curves for Highway Geometric Design
Author: Andrzej Kobryń
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2017-02-22
ISBN 10: 331953727X
ISBN 13: 9783319537276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transition Curves for Highway Geometric Design Book Review:

This book provides concise descriptions of the various solutions of transition curves, which can be used in geometric design of roads and highways. It presents mathematical methods and curvature functions for defining transition curves.

The National Road

The National Road
Author: Tom Zoellner
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1640092919
ISBN 13: 9781640092914
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The National Road Book Review:

This collection of "eloquent essays that examine the relationship between the American landscape and the national character" serves to remind us that despite our differences we all belong to the same land (Publishers Weekly). “How was it possible, I wondered, that all of this American land––in every direction––could be fastened together into a whole?” What does it mean when a nation accustomed to moving begins to settle down, when political discord threatens unity, and when technology disrupts traditional ways of building communities? Is a shared soil enough to reinvigorate a national spirit? From the embaattled newsrooms of small town newspapers to the pornography film sets of the Los Angeles basin, from the check–out lanes of Dollar General to the holy sites of Mormonism, from the nation’s highest peaks to the razed remains of a cherished home, like a latter–day Woody Guthrie, Tom Zoellner takes to the highways and byways of a vast land in search of the soul of its people. By turns nostalgic and probing, incisive and enraged, Zoellner’s reflections reveal a nation divided by faith, politics, and shifting economies, but––more importantly––one united by a shared sense of ownership in the common land.

A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets 2001

A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets  2001
Author: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
Publsiher: Amer Assn of State Hwy
Total Pages: 905
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781560511564
ISBN 13: 1560511567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Policy on Geometric Design of Highways and Streets 2001 Book Review:

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla
Author: R.E. Donald
Publsiher: Proud Horse Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN 10: 0988111802
ISBN 13: 9780988111806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slow Curve on the Coquihalla Book Review:

When a well respected truck driver, the owner of a family trucking business, is found dead in his truck down a steep embankment along the Coquihalla highway, his distraught daughter wants to know why the truck went off the road on a gentle uphill curve. Hunter Rayne, a fellow trucker who was formerly an RCMP homicide investigator, feels compelled to help her find the answer and soon becomes convinced it was no accident. As he uncovers signs of illegal cross border activity originating in a Seattle warehouse, Hunter recruits an old friend, an outlaw biker, to infiltrate what appears to be an international smuggling ring. But while Hunter follows up clues and waits for critical information from his old friend, the wily biker starts to play his own angles. Finally, putting all the pieces together, there in the dark on the same uphill curve on the Coquihalla highway, Hunter risks it all to confront the murderer. Slow Curve on the Coquihalla is the first in a traditional mystery series set on the west coast of North America.

The Second Curve

The Second Curve
Author: Charles Handy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-03-12
ISBN 10: 1473506131
ISBN 13: 9781473506138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Curve Book Review:

Britain's leading guru looks to the future. Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management – including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management – have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends – such as Beyond Certainty – has changed the way we view society. In The Second Curve, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. He looks at current trends in capitalism and asks whether it is a sustainable system. He explores the dangers of a society built on credit. He challenges the myth that remorseless growth is essential. He even asks whether we should rethink our roles in life – as students, parents, workers and voters – and what the aims of an ideal society of the future should be. Provocative and thoughtful as ever, he sets out the questions we all need to ask ourselves – and points us in the direction of some of the answers.

Traffic and Highway Engineering

Traffic and Highway Engineering
Author: Nicholas J. Garber,Lester A. Hoel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1271
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9788131529430
ISBN 13: 8131529436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traffic and Highway Engineering Book Review:

The Road to Character

The Road to Character
Author: David Brooks
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0679645039
ISBN 13: 9780679645030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Road to Character Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • David Brooks challenges us to rebalance the scales between the focus on external success—“résumé virtues”—and our core principles. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. “Joy,” David Brooks writes, “is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes.” Praise for The Road to Character “A hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story.”—The New York Times Book Review “This profound and eloquent book is written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance.”—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon “A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin.”—The Guardian “Original and eye-opening . . . Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell, culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts.”—USA Today

The Learning Curve Navigating the Road to High School Success

The Learning Curve  Navigating the Road to High School Success
Author: Alice Giarrusso
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2018-06-11
ISBN 10: 0578197758
ISBN 13: 9780578197753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Learning Curve Navigating the Road to High School Success Book Review:

In The Learning Curve: Navigating the Road to High School Success, career educator and academic coach Alice Giarrusso uses clear, concise, easy-to-follow language to guide students along a path of increased academic performance. The author draws on her more than thirty years of classroom experience to help students navigate the twists and turns of high school, putting them squarely in the driver's seat. Her message revolves around Four Key Elements of Success: Assign Value to What You Are Doing, Intend to Succeed, Be Your Own Cheerleader, and The Value of Practice. The Learning Curve creates a mindset for academic success while developing practical skills for achieving that success. Like a roadmap, it requires readers to think about where they are now, where they'd like to be in the future, and how they intend to get there. Whether you are a student, parent, or teacher, avail yourself to a host of detailed and specific strategies to succeed in high school with The Learning Curve.

Physics

Physics
Author: Alan Giambattista,Betty McCarthy Richardson,Robert C. Richardson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1120
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780073404530
ISBN 13: 0073404535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics Book Review:

"Physics" 2nd edition is an alternate version of the "College Physics" 3rd edition text by Giambattista/Richardson/Richardson. The key difference is that "Physics" covers kinematics and forces in the more traditional organization of beginning with Kinematics and proceeding to forces. ("College Physics" takes an integrated approach to forces and kinematics, introducing forces and interweaving kinematics.).

Clean Getaway

Clean Getaway
Author: Nic Stone
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1984893009
ISBN 13: 9781984893000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clean Getaway Book Review:

"For the life of him, William "Scoob" Lamar can't seem to stay out of trouble--and now the run-ins at school have led to lockdown at home. So when G'ma, Scoob's favorite person on Earth, asks him to go on an impromptu road trip, he's in the RV faster than he can say FREEDOM. With G'ma's old maps and a strange pamphlet called the 'Travelers' Green Book' at their side, the pair takes off on a journey down G'ma's memory lane. But adventure quickly turns to uncertainty: G'ma keeps changing the license plate, dodging Scoob's questions, and refusing to check Dad's voice mails. And the farther they go, the more Scoob realizes that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem--G'ma included" --

The Curve Of Time

The Curve Of Time
Author: M. Wylie Blanchet
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2016-01-27
ISBN 10: 178625834X
ISBN 13: 9781786258342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Curve Of Time Book Review:

“Time did not exist; or if it did it did not mater. Our world then was both wide and narrow—wide in the immensity of the sea and mountain; narrow in that the boat was very small, and we lived and camped, explored and swam in a little realm of our own making...” This is the fascinating true adventure story of a woman who packed her five children onto a twenty-five-foot boat and explored the coastal waters of British Columbia summer after summer in the 1920s and 1930s. Acting single-handedly as skipper, navigator, engineer and of course, mother, Muriel Wylie Blanchet saw her crew through exciting—and sometimes perilous—encounters with fog; rough seas, cougars, bears and whales, and did so with high spirits and courage. On these pages an independent woman with a deep respect for the native cultures of a region, and a refreshing wonderment about the natural world, comes to life. In The Curve of Time, she has left us with a sensitive and lyrically written account of their journeys and a timeless travel memoir not to be missed.

The Singularity Is Near

The Singularity Is Near
Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2005-09-22
ISBN 10: 1101218886
ISBN 13: 9781101218884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Singularity Is Near Book Review:

“Startling in scope and bravado.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “Artfully envisions a breathtakingly better world.” —Los Angeles Times “Elaborate, smart and persuasive.” —The Boston Globe “A pleasure to read.” —The Wall Street Journal One of CBS News’s Best Fall Books of 2005 • Among St Louis Post-Dispatch’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2005 • One of Amazon.com’s Best Science Books of 2005 A radical and optimistic view of the future course of human development from the bestselling author of How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Nearer who Bill Gates calls “the best person I know at predicting the future of artificial intelligence” For over three decades, Ray Kurzweil has been one of the most respected and provocative advocates of the role of technology in our future. In his classic The Age of Spiritual Machines, he argued that computers would soon rival the full range of human intelligence at its best. Now he examines the next step in this inexorable evolutionary process: the union of human and machine, in which the knowledge and skills embedded in our brains will be combined with the vastly greater capacity, speed, and knowledge-sharing ability of our creations.

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1524704652
ISBN 13: 9781524704650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawdown Book Review:

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

A Curve in the Road to Oban

A Curve in the Road to Oban
Author: Theodore Meth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2001-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780964717510
ISBN 13: 0964717514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Curve in the Road to Oban Book Review:

Warning Signs

Warning Signs
Author: Ontario. Ministry of Transportation,Mto
Publsiher: Ministry of Transportation (Ontario)
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2001-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780779417452
ISBN 13: 0779417453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Warning Signs Book Review:

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Author: Bill Gates
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-02-16
ISBN 10: 0735280452
ISBN 13: 9780735280458
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLER In this urgent, singularly authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid an irreversible climate catastrophe. Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help and guidance of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science and finance, he has focused on exactly what must be done in order to stop the planet's slide toward certain environmental disaster. In this book, he not only gathers together all the information we need to fully grasp how important it is that we work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases but also details exactly what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal. He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. He describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions; where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively; where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions--suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise. As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but by following the guidelines he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

The Swallow s Nest

The Swallow s Nest
Author: Emilie Richards
Publsiher: MIRA
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-07-01
ISBN 10: 1460396731
ISBN 13: 9781460396735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swallow s Nest Book Review:

Three women fight for the chance to raise the child they've all come to love When Lilia Swallow's husband, Graham, goes into remission after a challenging year of treatment for lymphoma, the home and lifestyle blogger throws a party. Their best friends and colleagues attend to celebrate his recovery, but just as the party is in full swing, a new guest arrives. She presents Lilia with a beautiful baby boy, and vanishes. Toby is Graham's darkest secret—his son, conceived in a moment of despair. Lilia is utterly unprepared for the betrayal the baby represents, and perhaps more so for the love she begins to feel once her shock subsides. Now this unasked-for precious gift becomes a life changer for three women: Lilia, who takes him into her home and heart; Marina, who bore and abandoned him until circumstance and grief changed her mind; and Ellen, who sees in him a chance to correct the mistakes she made with her own son, Toby's father. A custody battle begins, and each would-be mother must examine her heart, confront her choices and weigh her dreams against the fate of one vulnerable little boy. Each woman will redefine family, belonging and love—and the results will alter the course of not only their lives, but also the lives of everyone they care for.