The first year of a beaver kits life is full of new discoveries and dangers. But the most important lesson the kit learns is how to take care of his familys home. The lodge where he lives is protected by a long dam that many beavers have worked to build over the years.
The world we knew is gone. The world of commerce and frivolous necessity has been replaced by a world of survival and responsibility. An epidemic of apocalyptic proportions has swept the globe, causing the dead to rise and feed on the living.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791) was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over six hundred works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood in Salzburg. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty; at seventeen he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly.
Jennifer Niven quit her job as a television producer to write the true story of a doomed 1913 Arctic expedition in her first book, The Ice Master, which was named one of the top ten nonfiction books by Entertainment Weekly, and won the Barnes & Noble Discover Award. She received high praise for her follow- up arctic adventure, Ada Blackjack, which detailed the life of one woman who overcame enormous odds to survive. Now, Niven tells a survival tale of a different kind; her own thrilling, excruciating, amazing, and utterly unforgettable adventure in a midwestern high school during the 1980s. Richmond, Indiana, was a place where people knew their neighbors and went to church on Sundays. It also had only one high school with 2,500 students, and for both the students and the townspeople, it was the center of the universe.
This title crossed my memory bank recently; I believe I may have read this as a youth, but I couldnt even remember exactly what it was about (maybe I didnt). I requested it from my local library, and quickly went through its insightful and yet horrifying 100+ pages. Christine is 15 during the siege of Budapest (when the Russians are attempting to retake the city from the Germans in 1944) and ends up huddling in a coal cellar with her parents--and about 30 other random people--at the bottom of what was formerly their upscale apartment building on the banks of the Danube River. Having written this book when she was still only 26 or 27, it reads almost as if the events were unfolding in real time, and as if taken directly from the pages of her diary.
This book describes the capabilities and limitations of the human operator both physical and mental and how these should be used to guide the design of systems with which people interact. General principles of human-system interaction and design are presented, and included are specific examples of successful and unsuccessful interactions. It links theories of human performance that underlie the principles with real-world experience, without a heavy engineering-oriented perspective. Topics include design and evaluation methods; different systems such as visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, automated, and transportation; cognition, decision-making, and aesthetics; physiology; and stress, safety, accidents, and human error. An excellent reference for personnel and managers in the workplace..