On Different Tracks

Author: Martin Lodge
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275976019
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Investigates the design of regulatory regimes for the railways in 20th-century Britain and Germany.

On Different Tracks

Author: Martin Lodge
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275976019
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Investigates the design of regulatory regimes for the railways in 20th-century Britain and Germany.

A Field Guide to Animal Tracks

Author: Olaus J. Murie
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395910948
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Text and drawings explain how to identify wild animals by the tracks and other signs they leave.

Tracks

Author: Diane Lee Wilson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442420154
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Can the railroad that is uniting America also bridge the gap between two boys from different backgrounds? Shortly after the Civil War, Malachy laces on his father’s boots and travels to the American West to work on the transcontinental railroad that will unite the country. In addition to the challenge of the physically grueling work, Malachy also has to adjust to working with Chinese men and boys, whom he views with suspicion and contempt. Despite everything, Malachy gets by with his love for his fierce new dog, Brina, and Blind Thomas, the most hardworking and loyal railroad horse around. But after a Chinese boy is blamed for stealing a bag of coins, Malachy begins to reconsider his prejudices—because Malachy is the real thief, and his conscience is uneasy. He begins to notice the many ways in which the Chinese workers are mistreated. And when real danger threatens, Malachy needs to find the courage to step up and do what’s right. Diane Lee Wilson’s atmospheric writing vividly depicts the western landscape of America in the 1860s and draws you right in alongside Malachy—and his beloved horse and dog—as he navigates a bumpy moral terrain and discovers a friendship he never knew was possible.

Crossing the Tracks

Author: Barbara Stuber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416997054
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At fifteen, Iris is a hobo of sorts—no home, no family, no plan. Her mother died when she was six, and her selfish father hires her out as a companion to a country doctor’s elderly mother. Iris, stuck in the middle of 1920s rural Missouri, discovers that "hobo" is short for "homeward bound," and cultivates an eccentric cast of folks into family, creating the home she never had. But when she learns that a neighboring tenant farmer may have had more than his hands on his pregnant daughter, Iris must intervene to save the girl and her unborn baby. The many facets of what makes a family are illuminated with warmth and charm in this beautifully crafted tale.

Different Tracks

Author: Steve Millward
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1788030311
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In Different Tracks, Steve Millward charts the major events of 1970 and the reaction they provoked – from the increased militancy of the Black Panthers, the Baader-Meinhof Gang and the Angry Brigade to the new ways of living advocated by foodists, feminists and futurists.

HTML5 Media

Author: Shelley Powers
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449304451
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A detailed introduction to presenting audio and video in HTML5, from markup through scripting. It will explain not just placing content in pages but interaction through Javascript APIs, to build media players that could be used cross-browser.

Whose Tracks Are These

Author: James Nail
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart
ISBN: 1461664829
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A series of clues and striking illustrations detail how to identify a variety of pawprints found in the woodlands. Ages 6-10

Running on Two Different Tracks

Author: Eileen Stukane
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1940838789
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Every woman who waited to have a child will understand this story. Eileen Stukane’s determination to become a mother led her to adoption. When agencies said she was “too old,” she found a country that considered her young. She would not be stopped—until a mystery in Italy almost ended everything. Confronting crisis, she learned how the edge of despair and the brink of salvation need not be two different points but one reality, conferring resilience and wisdom.

Twin Tracks

Author: James Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439128756
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Twin Tracks is a landmark book of real-world stories that investigates the nature of change and divines as never before the unlikely origins of many aspects of contemporary life. In each of the work's twenty-five narratives, we discover how the different outcomes of an important historical event in the past often come together again in the future. Each chapter starts with an event -- such as the U.S. attack on Tripoli in 1804 -- that generates two divergent series of consequences. After tracking each pathway as it ranges far and wide through time and space, Burke shows how the paths finally and unexpectedly converge in the modern world. Twin Tracks pinpoints the myriad ways the future is shaped, whether by love, war, accident, genius, or discovery. For instance, in "The Marriage of Figaro to Stealth Fighter," Burke's twin tracks start with the composer of the opera and the French spy from whose play he stole the plot. The tracks then encompass, among other things, freemasonry, the War of Independence, Captain Cook, jellyfish, Jane Austen, and audio tape. Ultimately, the convergence of the two Figaro tracks sets the stage for the development of Gulf War Stealth aircraft. Wonderfully accessible and lucidly written, Twin Tracks offers an amusing and instructive new view of the past and the future.