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Author: Greg Grandin
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429938013
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The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself, along with its golf courses, ice-cream shops, bandstands, indoor plumbing, and Model Ts rolling down broad streets. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, quickly became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the car magnate, lean, austere, the man who reduced industrial production to its simplest motions; on the other, the Amazon, lush, extravagant, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Ford's early success in imposing time clocks and square dances on the jungle soon collapsed, as indigenous workers, rejecting his midwestern Puritanism, turned the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. Fordlandia's eventual demise as a rubber plantation foreshadowed the practices that today are laying waste to the rain forest. More than a parable of one man's arrogant attempt to force his will on the natural world, Fordlandia depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch. As Greg Grandin shows in this gripping and mordantly observed history, Ford's great delusion was not that the Amazon could be tamed but that the forces of capitalism, once released, might yet be contained. Fordlandia is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Joachim Schmidt Lambe Lambe

Publisher: Rm Verlag
ISBN: 9788415118978
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German photographer Joachim Schmidt (born 1955) has been working with found photography since the early 1980s. The striking portraits that he collected for this volume were taken by anonymous "lambe-lambe" photographers--a group of street and graffiti artists--in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Author: Jacob S. Stewart
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Project managers today are challenged by managing projects across different cultures and in different countries, and they need to understand the principles of global project management and understand the impact of culture on projects. Last century, Ford Motor Company created a massive international project to start a new rubber plantation in the Amazon region of Brazil called Fordlandia. This paper discusses the Fordlandia project and covers the learn lessons that can be applied to global projects today. It overviews the principles of global project management, and specifically highlights culture and managing projects across cultures. Other areas discussed are why understanding culture is important, the cultural iceberg, and six rules of thumb for doing business across cultures. From this project, many valuable lessons can be learned and applied to our global projects today. Lessons learned are discussed from the perspective of the nine Knowledge Areas in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), culture, and the PMI Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

From A Race Of Masters To A Master Race

Author: A. E. Samaan
Publisher: A.E. Samaan
ISBN: 1626600007
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There is a gaping hole in the history of the Holocaust. Between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Mengele there was a hierarchy of scientists whom were responsible for writing the infamous racial legislation of the Third Reich. These scientists, doctors, and legislators enjoyed prestigious positions in the various institutions within Hitler's Germany. To be more precise, many of the ghastly experiments credited to Mengele were ordered by this group of high-ranking scientists and doctors. Mengele was following their orders, yet many of these German doctors and scientists were set free after being captured by the Allies. Previously unpublished manuscripts, correspondence, and conveniently forgotten publications reveal professional and political relationships as well as shared scientific convictions between high-profile American Progressives, British Fabian Socialists, and their German counterparts. The mounting evidence points to the long-standing designs and machinations of "scientific racism", a still poorly understood aspect of history. This book documents the hundred year trajectory of the history of "scientific racism" from its initial intentions to create "a race of masters" to the Holocaust, which resulted from Hitler's conviction to create a "master race". These scientific prejudices and political dogmas are as relevant today as they were leading up to WWII. A thorough understanding of the origins of this movement is in order.

Brasilien Ist Aus W Nschen Gewebt

Author: Franz Beckmann
Publisher: XinXii
ISBN: 395703471X
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Brasilien. Das Land der Klischees, ein Traum vom Paradies. Brasilien, das ist ein Traum, der aus den Zutaten "Sonne", "Strand" und "Samba" gewebt wird. Je nach privaten Gusto wird das ganze noch durch Brasilianerinnen und Brasilianer abgeschmeckt. Brasilien ist das Land, in dem nur zu gerne die eigenen Wünsche und Träume hinein projiziert werden. Nicht nur von den Ausländern, sondern auch auch von den Einheimischen. Das vorliegende Lesebuch spürt diesem Traum des tropischen Paradieses »Brasilien« nach. Es schildert unterschiedliche Eindrücke mit einem eigenen Blickwinkel. Erlebnisse direkt aus der brasilianischen Gesellschaft finden sich in mehreren Erzählungen und Kurztexten niedergeschrieben. Das Lesebuch ist kein Buch mit Anspruch weder auf literarischen Kultstatus noch die letztendliche Wahrheit über jenes große Land. Dafür vermittelt es die unterschiedlichen Facetten dieses Landes ohne viel Klischeebefriedigung über "Samba", "Strand" und "Sensationen". Dafür findet sich aber erheblich mehr Subjektivität aus unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln. Denn Brasilien ist nun mal aus Wünschen gewebt ...

Leeram In Fordlandia

Author: Buell Hollister
ISBN: 9781939166593
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Leeram in Fordlandia is a wickedly subversive tale of an otherwise normal man who owns a shrunken head from the Brazilian rain forest. Gilbert and Leeram travel with a small band of oddballs, including a real Amazon woman, down to a long abandoned rubber plantation set up in the last century by Henry Ford to supply tires for his Model T's. There, they get a peek into the afterlife and stumble on an invention that will change the world.

Fordl Ndia

Author: Eduardo Sguiglia
Publisher: Editora Iluminuras Ltda
ISBN: 9788573210675
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Amazônia no fim dos anos 20. Henry Ford sonha em converter-se no maior produtor de borracha do mundo. De carros já o era. Um milhão de hectares lhe são concedidos para o cultivo de seringueiras. Uma cidade industrial é construída à margem do rio Tapajós. Na floresta nasce Fordlândia, um sonho americano. Um romance em que ficção e história se misturam, revelando para o leitor uma epopéia do século 20.

From The Nation State To Stateless Nations

Author: Tom W. Bell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107161460
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Your Next Government? From the Nation State to Stateless Nations reveals the revolution quietly transforming governments bottom-up, inside-out, worldwide. It will attract scholars of international law and trade, special jurisdictions, development policy, urban planning, and political philosophy, as well as lay readers interested in these topics.

Marsupilami Tome 6 Fordlandia

Author: Yann
Publisher: Marsu
ISBN: 2800178183
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Rosannah Roquette est à la recherche de son cinquième mari, Crésus Gumpeller, qui croit si fort à la fin du monde. Pour le retrouver, elle fait affaire avec Bring M. Backalive et le capitaine Bonbonera, qui ont capturé deux marsupilamis pour le vieux Crésus. Mais le Marsupilami voyant que sa douce a été enlevée, part à la recherche de cette dernière...