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Classic Railroad Signals

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760346925
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Explore the history, quirks, and stories behind signals with gorgeous period and contemporary photography. Railroad signals are the link between the steam era and modern railroading. Designed for reliability and durability, signals can survive for decades. In fact, old semaphores installed during the early years of the twentieth century were still in service during the 1990s, protecting trains that were running with the latest modern diesels. Even searchlight-style signals that were the epitome of 1940s railroading continue to work today. Though standards were introduced in the early twentieth century, interpretation varied greatly among railroads, so even major railroads have individualized signals. Some, such as the Pennsylvania Railroad, were noted for their distinctive signaling hardware. Others lines became known for their peculiarities in practice. Classic Railroad Signals examines how different railroads developed specific hardware to serve their unique needs, in the process tracing the lineage of various types of hardware and highlighting how and where they were used. From nineteenth-century mechanical signals to disc signals, upper- and lower-quadrant semaphores, three-light electric signals, searchlight-style targets, positional lights, and color-position light hardware, author Brian Solomon covers nearly every conceivable piece of North American signaling hardware, even the virtually extinct wig wag that was once standard in California and Wisconsin. Gorgeous period and contemporary photography shows signals and trains from around North America. Classic Railroad Signals should be next to Railroad Signaling on every railroad fan's bookshelf.

Der Report Der Magd

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492970591
Size: 10.57 MB
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Die provozierende Vision eines totalitären Staats, in dem Frauen keine Rechte haben: Die Dienerin Desfred besitzt etwas, was ihr alle Machthaber, Wächter und Spione nicht nehmen können, nämlich ihre Hoffnung auf ein Entkommen, auf Liebe, auf Leben ... Margaret Atwoods »Report der Magd« wurde zum Kultbuch einer ganzen Generation und von Volker Schlöndorff unter dem Titel »Die Geschichte der Dienerin« verfilmt.

Der Zeppelin

Author: Michael Bélafi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783613034099
Size: 57.29 MB
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Reich illustrierte Biografie des legendären Luftschiffpioniers Graf Zeppelin (1838-1917), ergänzt durch Informationen zur Geschichte der Luftschifffahrt, die bis in die Gegenwart reicht.

Poultry Suite

Author: Ralph Gibson
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag
ISBN: 9783777423791
Size: 11.28 MB
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Jean Pagliuso is a world-class fashion photographer whose photographs of fashion models and film stars from Susan Sarandon to Sophia Loren filled the pages of Vogue and Rolling Stone for nearly three decades. But for her most recent work, Pagliuso trained her lens on a much less conventional subject: the chicken. An homage to her childhood in Southern California, where she helped her father breed and show Bantam Cochins, Poultry Suite showcases more than twenty breeds of chickens--from Sebrights to Spangled Hamburgs--as they have never before been seen. Just as in conventional fashion photography, Pagliuso has applied her well-developed eye to creating interesting compositions while also bringing out each subject's unique beauty and personality. In one photograph, a plump hen stares head-on at the camera through a mass of white feathers. In another, a proud red-combed rooster turns to peer curiously at the camera. Each portrait in Poultry Suite features a chicken arranged against a simple background, encouraging viewers to explore the animals' anthropomorphic traits. The photographs are complemented by an accessible collection of texts. Carefully designed by Shahid and Company, New York, and with reproductions of nearly fifty photographs, Poultry Suite impeccably applies the aesthetic excellence of fashion photography to form a true appreciation of the diversity of these birds.

Konsumentenvertrauen

Author: Marcus M. Neumann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783835007840
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Marcus M. Neumann analysiert das Konstrukt Konsumentenvertrauen. Dies ermöglicht Unternehmen, den Status Quo des Konsumentenvertrauens zu ermitteln und Maßnahmen zur Steigerung des Vertrauensniveaus zu entwickeln und deren Wirkung zu überprüfen.