Space Team


Author: Barry J. Hutchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995623309

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 2539

When a small-time conman is abducted and whisked across the galaxy, he finds himself hurled into a frantic battle to save an alien civilization and its god from extinction. A fast-paced comedy space adventure from the author the Independent newspaper calls "the new Terry Pratchett."

The Rocket Team


Author: Frederick I. Ordway,Mitchell R. Sharpe

Publisher: Apogee Books

ISBN: 9781894959827

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 1162

Book & DVD. A complete history of the von Braun team, this biography covers the group of scientists and engineers who led the United States development of rocket science and technology from the end of World War II to the end of the space race. Responsible for developing and engineering the rockets behind Projects Mercury, Project Gemini, and Project Apollo, this is the only authoritative account of the Rocket Team. The accompanying DVD includes rare historical footage of many prominent figures from the space race era.

Space Team: The Holiday Special


Author: Barry J. Hutchison

Publisher: Zertex Books

ISBN: 1537882651

Category: Fiction

Page: 75

View: 6240

Die Hard meets the Nativity - in space! A Space Team novella. Having successfully saved the galaxy on his very first day in space, Cal Carver and the crew of the Shatner drop by the North Star space station for Kroyshuk - an annual celebration of peace and goodwill - and some well-earned rest and relaxation. But the universe has other plans, and Cal soon finds himself playing guardian angel to a mysterious pregnant woman, whose unborn son is being hunted by a malevolent baby-eating king. With the king’s forces closing in, and the woman’s contractions coming at an increasingly alarming rate, it looks like Cal’s first Kroyshuk might just turn out to he his last. A short festive tale packed with space pirates, bounty hunters, Godzilla-lions and Dorothy out of the Golden Girls, Space Team: The Holiday Special provides the perfect entry point to the Space Team universe. “Call off the search - we’ve found the new Terry Pratchett!” - The Independent

Make Space

How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration


Author: Scott Doorley,Scott Witthoft,Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118172515

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 3531

"If you are determined to encourage creativity and provide a collaborative environment that will bring out the best in people, you will want this book by your side at all times." —Bill Moggridge, Director of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum "Make Space is an articulate account about the importance of space; how we think about it, build it and thrive in it." —James P. Hackett, President and CEO, Steelcase An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space to fuel creative work and foster collaboration. Based on the work at the Stanford University and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate. Inside are: Tools--tips on how to build everything from furniture, to wall treatments, and rigging Situations--scenarios, and layouts for sparking creative activities Insights--bite-sized lessons designed to shortcut your learning curve Space Studies--candid stories with lessons on creating spaces for making, learning, imagining, and connecting Design Template--a framework for understanding, planning, and building collaborative environments Make Space is a new and dynamic resource for activating creativity, communication and innovation across institutions, corporations, teams, and schools alike. Filled with tips and instructions that can be approached from a wide variety of angles, Make Space is a ready resource for empowering anyone to take control of an environment.

Outer-Space Chase


Author: Random House

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 044981890X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 2141

When Doormouse gets trapped in a rocket ship, Team UmiZoomi works together to save him.

The Solo Space Team

Edited Edition


Author: solospaceman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781643611075


Page: 28

View: 6354

I am the author of a collections of short stories called solospaceman. I wrote them in a format that I named the Alpha and Omega. It allows the title to be the first element in the story as well as its last element. Why? There are a multitude of reasons, which help to explain "why" that phenomena happens. Consider, for example, in my opinion, writing in a first and last format is Mnemonic or a device which assists the reader in remembering what he has read. Whereas most of the time a Mnemonic is a word, repetition of a word, or a list of words, which help us to remember things such as plans, important information, or specific events, in solospaceman stories Mnemonic endings bring us back to the very beginning of a story so that we can self-reflect on it as well as remember it. In fact, when the reader consciously relies on his own individual mental reasoning to interpret a story that I have written (self-reflects), it allows him to examine what he finds relevant in the story. Thus, he makes connections to the story that are based on his real life experiences with what I have written. That in turn generates proficient readers who are capable of re-organizing my stories into meaningful reading experiences. Similarly, the Alpha and Omega learning style allows my reader to self-reflect on the solospaceman story that she read by asking her to interpret it in her own way. That is, immediately after the majority of my stories, readers are asked to... Please place your drawing and/or your interpretation of this story here! The key word in that polite request is interpretation. It means to clarify, explain, or translate something ambiguous... in terms of its dictionary definition. However, in solospaceman stories, when the reader is asked to interpret a solospaceman story by following my instructions to... Please place your drawing and/or your interpretation of this story here!... her interpretation provides her with another way to self-reflect in that it gives her a prompt to reexaime the particular story I wrote that she read. That allows her not only to become a better reader, but also a better writer if she chose to write a response to one of my stories. So, for the above reasons, I invite you to read one of my short stories then self-reflect on it by writing a response to it or choosing a response to it that you feel most comfortable in creating.

The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team

Their Lives and Legacies


Author: Colin Burgess,Rex Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 038784824X

Category: Science

Page: 356

View: 2412

The First Soviet Cosmonaut Team will relate who these men were and offer far more extensive background stories, in addition to those of the more familiar names of early Soviet space explorers from that group. Many previously-unpublished photographs of these “missing” candidates will also be included for the first time in this book. It will be a detailed, but highly readable and balanced account of the history, training and experiences of the first group of twenty cosmonauts of the USSR. A covert recruitment and selection process was set in motion throughout the Soviet military in August 1959, just prior to the naming of America’s Mercury astronauts. Those selected were ordered to report for training at a special camp outside of Moscow in the spring of 1960. Just a year later, Senior Lieutenant Yuri Gagarin of the Soviet Air Force (promoted in flight to the rank of major) was launched aboard a Vostok spacecraft and became the first person ever to achieve space flight and orbit the Earth.


How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days


Author: Jake Knapp,John Zeratsky,Braden Kowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112174X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 3940

From three design partners at Google Ventures, a unique five-day process--called the sprint--for solving tough problems using design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Intact Teams Participant Workbook


Author: Patrick Lencioni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118167902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 112

View: 3520

A workbook to accompany The five dysfunctions of a team.

Lead Your Team to Win

Achieve Optimal Performance By Providing A Safe Space For Employees


Author: Maxine Attong

Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group

ISBN: 1632990105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 238

View: 692

Have you, as head of your team, felt frustrated when team members seem distracted and unable to work because of personal issues? Have you, as a team member, wanted a second opinion for your big idea, but were afraid of being laughed at, or—worse—having your idea stolen? Have you been in a work situation where you felt trust was broken, and you were left with few options for repairing it? These issues stymie productivity and strain relationships in offices around the globe; professional business coach Maxine Attong offers a radical, but proven solution: the office “safe space.” Enter this space—where trust is paramount—and find your way forward, free from the worries of being judged, ridiculed, shamed, or stolen from. A safe space offers: an empathetic leader willing to listen as you share what’s preventing you from focusing on the day’s task; a fellow team member willing to help you hammer out an idea you have for streamlining an office procedure; or a team leader willing to listen to your frustrations over a coworker, yet remaining neutral and sworn to secrecy. Attong developed this “safe space” concept through more than twenty years of work with organizations in the gas and oil, financial, manufacturing, and service industries. When team members feel safe, Attong believes, they will take risks, make decisions, and put forth their best efforts despite what is happening in their personal lives. A team with all members able to perform at their peak will be a winning team—one that achieves excellence and propels its people forward to even greater victories. This book leads the way to those victories.

The Space

A Guide for Educators


Author: Rebecca Louise Hare,Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of History Robert Dillon,Robert Dillon

Publisher: Edtechteam Press

ISBN: 9781945167010

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 6491

Thoughts, Ideas, Hacks on Learning Space Design supports the conversation around this necessary revolution happening in education concerning reshaping school spaces to better support learning. This book goes well beyond the noise on learning space design that focuses on pretty Pinterest classrooms and moves towards a more sophisticated conversation

Team Moon

How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon


Author: Catherine Thimmesh

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 9780544582392

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 8943

A riveting account of the dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of the greatest team ever the team that worked to first put man on the moon."

"Dead Inside"

A Space Team Universe Novel


Author: Barry J. Hutchison

Publisher: Zertex Media Ltd


Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 4364

Dan Deadman is having one of those days. After saving the grim and gritty alien city of Down Here from something big, mean and mind-bendingly horrible, Dan is looking forward to unwinding in the closest available bar. Annoyingly, the universe has other ideas. Instead, Dan finds himself investigating a cheating husband, two horrible murders, and the potential enslavement of everyone in the galaxy. With his caseload stretching his woefully limited detective skills, his car in pieces, and the whole 'being dead' thing not doing him any favors, Dan has no choice but to ask his friends for help. And that's when his problems really start. Featuring motivational gangsters, predatory worms and a whole classroom full of defecating infants, "Dead Inside" is the second book in the Dan Deadman Space Detective Series, and the follow-up to the best-selling "Dial D for Deadman".

Design Sprint

A Practical Guidebook for Building Great Digital Products


Author: Richard Banfield,C. Todd Lombardo,Trace Wax

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491923148


Page: 272

View: 8892

With more than 500 new apps entering the market every day, what does it take to build a successful digital product? You can greatly reduce your risk of failure with design sprints, a process that enables your team to prototype and test a digital product idea within a week. This practical guide shows you exactly what a design sprint involves and how you can incorporate the process into your organization. Design sprints not only let you test digital product ideas before you pour too many resources into a project, they also help everyone get on board—whether they’re team members, decision makers, or potential users. You’ll know within days whether a particular product idea is worth pursuing. Design sprints enable you to: Clarify the problem at hand, and identify the needs of potential users Explore solutions through brainstorming and sketching exercises Distill your ideas into one or two solutions that you can test Prototype your solution and bring it to life Test the prototype with people who would use it

3D Printing Will Rock the World


Author: John Hornick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781516946792


Page: 376

View: 9833

The digital manufacturing revolution is upon us, and at its current center is the 3D printer. Arguably the most powerful machine ever invented, its possibilities are endless. In 3D Printing Will Rock the World, author John Hornick presents an insightful look at how 3D printing could potentially change the planet. said "John Hornick's '3D Printing Will Rock the World' Rocks." called it a "must read." To see what industry experts say, see the back cover. With chapters titled "Morphing Manufacturing," "Merging Science and Nature," "Shrinking the World and Bringing Jobs Home," "3D Printing New Kinds of Crime," and "Rocking Kids' Futures," Hornick discusses a wide range of topics, including the impact of 3D printing on business and personal life, how mass production could be replaced with production by the masses, 3D printing's legal (and illegal) side effects, and how today's kids will 3D print our future. For fans of Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman and Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson, this visionary book is an essential addition to the library of CEOs, investors, makers, and anyone interested in the future of manufacturing.

Human Factors in Project Management

Concepts, Tools, and Techniques for Inspiring Teamwork and Motivation


Author: Zachary Wong

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118047575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 7998

In Human Factors in Project Management, author Zachary Wong—a noted trainer and acclaimed leader of more than 250 project teams—provides a summary of "people-based" management skills and techniques that can be applied when working in a team environment. This comprehensive resource brings together in one book new and current models in team motivation and integrates the most significant concepts in team motivation and behaviors into a single set of principles called "Human Factors." Wong shows how these factors can be applied to the most challenging issues facing project managers today including Motivating a diverse workforce Facilitating team decisions Resolving interpersonal conflicts Managing difficult people Strengthening team accountability Communications Leadership