The Russian's World

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Author: Genevra Gerhart,Eloise M. Boyle

Publisher: Slavica Pub

ISBN: 9780893573805

Category: Social Science

Page: 513

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THE RUSSIAN'S WORLD is a unique achievement, which presents carefully selected portions of the Russian lexicon within a broad cultural context. It explains aspects of Russian culture and of Russian life (in short, the Russian's world) in a lively and engaging manner and contains information that is of value to students of Russian language, literature, history, and culture of all levels, from those just past the beginner stage to the most advanced, and with every interest, be it nineteenth-century literature or contemporary society. Excerpt from the Special Achievement Award conferred upon the second edition of THE RUSSIAN'S WORLD by the Publications Committee of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) in December 1993.

American Borders

A Solo Circumnavigation of the United States on a Russian Sidecar Motorcycle

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Author: Carla King

Publisher: Carla King

ISBN: 0964644517

Category: Travel

Page: 223

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An exploration of the borders between the United States, Canada, and Mexico becomes a comedy of breakdowns in small towns all around America.

Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology

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Author: Donald L. Fisher,Matthew Rizzo,Jeffrey Caird,John D. Lee

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420061017

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 752

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Effective use of driving simulators requires considerable technical and methodological skill along with considerable background knowledge. Acquiring the requisite knowledge and skills can be extraordinarily time consuming, yet there has been no single convenient and comprehensive source of information on the driving simulation research being conducted around the world. A how-to-do-it resource for researchers and professionals, Handbook of Driving Simulation for Engineering, Medicine, and Psychology brings together discussions of technical issues in driving simulation with broad areas in which driving simulation is now playing a role. The chapters explore technical considerations, methodological issues, special and impaired populations, evaluation of in-vehicle and nomadic devices, and infrastructure evaluations. It examines hardware and software selection, visual database and scenario development, independent subject variables and dependent vehicle, environmental, and psychological variables, statistical and biostatistical analysis, different types of drivers, existing and future key-in vehicle devises, and validation of research. A compilation of the research from more than 100 of the world's top thinkers and practitioners, the book covers basic and advanced technical topics and provides a comprehensive review of the issues related to driving simulation. It describes literally hundreds of different simulation scenarios, provides color photographs of those scenarios, and makes available select videos of the scenarios on an accompanying web site, all of which should prove essential for seasoned researchers and for individuals new to driving simulation.

The Return

Russia's Journey from Gorbachev to Medvedev

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Author: Daniel Treisman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416560726

Category: History

Page: 544

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The author of Without a Map assesses modern-day Russia to consider such topics as whether the collapse of the Soviet Union was preventable, Yeltsin's impact on political order and Putin's public popularity.

Roadcraft

The Police Driver's Handbook

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Author: Philip Coyne,Police Foundation,Penny Mares

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: 9780117081871

Category: Education

Page: 294

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Roadcraft is the official Police Driver's Handbook, approved by the Association of Chief Police Officers, and is used by the police service to train police drivers, but it is useful for any driver wishing to improve their skills and safety to a more advanced level. Roadcraft aims to help people become better drivers by increasing awareness of all factors that affect driving, such as the capability of the driver, characteristics of the vehicle, and road and traffic conditions. This new edition has been prepared in close consultation with a working group of senior police driving instructors and other police and civilian advance driver training experts. It has been updated to reflect recent changes in the legislative framework surrounding driving and emergency response driving and new methodologies in teaching safe driving. It now also incorporates information on automotive engineering advances such as ABS and SatNav devices and their effect on driving. A new chapter has been added to teach drivers the physical and psychological aspects of driving and how to develop mental skills to become a better driver.

Darkness at Noon

A Novel

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Author: Arthur Koestler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439188459

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Originally published in 1941, Arthur Koestler's modern masterpiece, Darkness At Noon, is a powerful and haunting portrait of a Communist revolutionary caught in the vicious fray of the Moscow show trials of the late 1930s. During Stalin's purges, Nicholas Rubashov, an aging revolutionary, is imprisoned and psychologically tortured by the party he has devoted his life to. Under mounting pressure to confess to crimes he did not commit, Rubashov relives a career that embodies the ironies and betrayals of a revolutionary dictatorship that believes it is an instrument of liberation. A seminal work of twentieth-century literature, Darkness At Noon is a penetrating exploration of the moral danger inherent in a system that is willing to enforce its beliefs by any means necessary.

The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work

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Author: John Gottman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1841882976

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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The revolutionary guide to show couples how to create an emotionally intelligent relationship - and keep it on track Straightforward in its approach, yet profound in its effect, the principles outlined in this book teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman has scientifically analysed the habits of married couples and established a method of correcting the behaviour that puts thousands of marriages on the rocks. He helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr Gottman's workshops, this is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.

The Tsar of Love and Techno

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Author: Anthony Marra

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448138507

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A Granta Best Young American Novelist 1930s Leningrad: a failed portrait artist employed by Soviet censors must erase political dissenters from official images and artworks. One day, he receives an antique painting. The mystery behind this painting threads together each of the stories that follow, where we meet a Siberian beauty queen, a young soldier in the battlefields of Chechnya, the Head of the Grozny Tourist Bureau, a ballerina performing for the camp director of a gulag and many others.

Reference Guide to Russian Literature

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Author: University Prof of Russian and Comparative Literature Neil Cornwell,Neil Cornwell,Nicole Christian

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781884964107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 972

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"This guide provides informative essays and selective bibliographies on the main writers of Russian for students and general readers. Covering all of Russian literature, this handbook emphasizes 19th- and 20th-century authors. The guide uses the Western alphabet, so anonymous works appear under their English title and are interfiled in alphabetical order with author entries. Entries for writers include a brief biography, a list of the writer's primary works in chronological order, a selected list of bibliographies, and critical studies. The guide begins with 13 detailed essays that cover most periods, topics, and genres of Russian literature. This reference source belongs in all libraries with large literature collections".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Proficient Motorcycling

The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

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Author: David L. Hough

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1935484672

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

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From the publishers of Motorcycle Consumer News, Shifting Gears at 50 is a one-of-a-kind motorcycling manual for returning and late-entry riders, essentially anyone 40 years old and up who’s looking to hit the road on two wheels. Author Philip Buonpastore, a motorcycle journalist and retired US Air Force photographer, helps readers gear up to get back on a motorcycle (or get on one for the first time). In Part 1, “Becoming a Motorcyclist,” Buonpastore discusses the basics of buying the right bike, gear, and equipment and getting the bike up to speed. The book continues with a good overview of learning to ride, the importance of taking a road course, venturing out on the first ride, and extending rides to long-distance jaunts. Throughout Part 1 are sidebars by riding- safety instructor and expert Walt Fulton, offering sound advice on safety precautions and execution for every leg of the new and returning rider’s journey. The author emphasizes what older riders should be aware of and which factors can affect their rides. Adding lots of great firsthand advice are humorous and helpful stories collected by the author and related by returning riders at various ages, from their late 30s to 60s. In Part 2, Buonpastore shares five of his favorite travelogues covering his long-distance tours around the US, from the American South to the west coasts. This section is illustrated by over 100 of the author’s breathtaking photographs of the various locations he toured on his bike. The foreword to the book is provided by best-selling motorcycle author David Hough (author of I-5 Press’s Proficient Motorcycling and Mastering the Ride). Hough writes, “If you’re getting into today’s motorcycling at an age your doctor would describe as ‘middle aged’ or ‘senior,’ do you yourself a clever favor and read Phil’s book.”

Lolita

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Author: Vladimir Nabokov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 6050442126

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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When it was published in 1955, "Lolita" immediately became a cause célèbre because of the freedom and sophistication with which it handled the unusual erotic predilections of its protagonist. But Vladimir Nabokov's wise, ironic, elegant masterpiece owes its stature as one of the twentieth century's novels of record not to the controversy its material aroused but to its author's use of that material to tell a love story almost shocking in its beauty and tenderness. Awe and exhilaration–along with heartbreak and mordant wit–abound in this account of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America, but most of all, it is a meditation on love–love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.

The Official DVSA Theory Test for Car Drivers

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Author: Driver And Vehicle Standards Agency (Dvsa)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780115534195

Category:

Page: 512

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This publication is the official theory test book for car drivers, compiled by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency. It contains multiple choice questions from the whole theory test question bank, with answers and explanations, dealing with topics such as: alertness and attitude, vehicle safety and handling, safety margins, hazard awareness, vulnerable road users, motorway rules and rules of the road, road and traffic signs, documents, accidents, and vehicle loading.

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

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Author: Marina Lewycka

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1786823373

Category: Drama

Page: 112

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A LOVESICK GRANDFATHER. TWO DAUGHTERS AT WAR. A MUST-SEE MODERN FAMILY DRAMA. Nikolai, an 86 year old retired Ukrainian engineer and tractor historian, has fallen in love with 36 year old Valentina and he’s determined to marry her and become a father again! His daughters, Vera and Nadezhda, who haven’t spoken since the death of their mother, are totally unprepared for the grenade that’s about to explode into their lives. The sisters unite in horror to defend their father and what remains of his pension. But is Valentina a refugee searching for better opportunities, or a bogus visa seeker trying to cheat a vulnerable old man? As Valentina’s dreams of Western prosperity begin to shatter, things take a darker turn. Nadezhda and her shaken family must face the ghosts of their past, confront their heritage and rediscover relationships. Marina Lewycka’s million-copy bestselling novel won The Bollinger Everyman Prize for Comic Fiction and the Waverton Good Read Award, and was shortlisted for The Orange Prize for Fiction in 2005.

Putin Country

A Journey Into the Real Russia

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Author: Anne Garrels

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374247722

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 240

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"Portrait of the mid-size city of Chelyabinsk and how it is faring in the new Russia"--

Getting Things Done

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Author: David Allen

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1760141291

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Discover David Allen's powerful methods for stress-free performance at work and in life - now completely updated. David Allen's Getting Things Done was hailed as 'the definitive business self-help book of the decade' (Time) when it was first published almost fifteen years ago, and ' GTD' has since become shorthand for an entire culture of personal organization that offers to change the way people work and live. Now the veteran coach and management consultant has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with new perspectives on today's workplace and incorporating new data that validates his timeless admonition that 'your hear is for having ideas - not for holding them!' Allen's premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective results and unleash our creative potential. From core principles to proven tricks, Getting Things Done will teach you to: Apply the 'do it, delegate it, defer it, drop it' rule to get your in-box empty Reassess goals and stay focused in changing situations Plan and unstick projects Overcome feelings of confusion, anxiety, and being overwhelmed Feel fine about what you're not doing

Russian Motor Vehicles

Soviet Limousines 1930-2003

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Author: Maurice A. Kelly

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843002

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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A book concerning Russian Limousines, and the Chinese models that were initially derived from them, has never been attempted before. This book investigates the whole story of why the Soviet Communist Party required such a bourgeois product, and how production was subsequently achieved. Following the orders of Stalin, work on the Limousines commenced during the first Five Year Plan (1927-1933) at the Putilov Works, late the Kirov Zavod, where the Leningrad L-1 was made in a limited number. From these beginnings, the Moscow and Gorky models emerged, and later the Chinese-derived types made with Russian aid during the late 1950s. Covering all of these models, up to the last one produced in 2003, and featuring full specifications translated from the relevant primary sources in Russian and Chinese literature, this is a meticulous and unique account of a previously neglected subject.

Red Storm Rising

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Author: Tom Clancy

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0006173624

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 830

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The superpowers hurtle towards global conflict, in this chillingly authentic vision of modern warfare.

The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

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Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0440001366

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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For fans of Artemis--The visionary tour de force from "one of the grand masters of science fiction" (The Wall Street Journal). Widely acknowledged as one of Robert A. Heinlein's greatest works, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress rose from the golden age of science fiction to become an undisputed classic--and a touchstone for the philosophy of personal responsibility and political freedom. A revolution on a lunar penal colony--aided by a self-aware supercomputer--provides the framework for a story of a diverse group of men and women grappling with the ever-changing definitions of humanity, technology, and free will--themes that resonate just as strongly today as they did when the novel was first published. The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress gives readers an extraordinary, thought-provoking glimpse into the mind of Robert A. Heinlein, who, even now, "shows us where the future is" (Tom Clancy).

Laurus

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Author: Eugene Vodolazkin

Publisher: ONEWorld Publications

ISBN: 9781780747552

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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It is the late fifteenth century in rural Russia, a time of plague and pestilence. A young orphan lives by the forest with his elderly grandfather, the local healer. From him he learns the secrets of herbs and remedies, and soon follows in the old man's footsteps. But this knowledge proves powerless to save his beloved, who dies in childbirth. Overcome with guilt and seeking redemption, he embarks on a journey through plague-ridden Europe, offering his healing powers wherever he goes. But this is no ordinary journey- it is one that spans ages and countries, and brings him face-to-face with a host of unforgettable characters and legendary creatures from the strangest medieval bestiaries. Now old, and having addressed his wrongs, he returns to his home village to live out his days as a hermit - not realizing that it is here that he will face his most difficult trial yet. Winner of two of the biggest literary prizes in Russia, Laurus is a remarkably rich novel about the eternal themes of love, loss, self-sacrifice and faith, from one of the country's most exciting and critically acclaimed novelists.