Author: David Macaulay

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395340653

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 109

View: 8385

Text and drawings describe the subways, sewers, building foundations, telephone and power systems, columns, cables, pipes, tunnels, and other underground elements of a large modern city.

Underground, Overground

A Passenger's History of the Tube


Author: Andrew Martin

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847658075

Category: History

Page: 269

View: 730

Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from King's Cross to King's Cross on the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports over one billion passengers every year - and this figure is rising. It is iconic, recognised the world over, and loved and despised by Londoners in equal measure. Blending reportage, humour and personal encounters, Andrew Martin embarks on a wonderfully engaging social history of London's underground railway system (which despite its name, is in fact fifty-five per cent overground). Underground, Overground is a highly enjoyable, witty and informative history of everything you need to know about the Tube.


Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier


Author: Suelette Dreyfus,Julian Assange

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 085786260X

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 2935

Suelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tell the extraordinary true story of the computer underground, and the bizarre lives and crimes of an elite ring of international hackers who took on the establishment. Spanning three continents and a decade of high level infiltration, they created chaos amongst some of the world's biggest and most powerful organisations, including NASA and the US military. Brilliant and obsessed, many of them found themselves addicted to hacking and phreaking. Some descended into drugs and madness, others ended up in jail. As riveting as the finest detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers through their crimes, their betrayals, the hunt, raids and investigations. It is a gripping tale of the digital underground.



Author: Allan A. Zarbock

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1435721977


Page: 156

View: 9297

UNDERGROUND is an action and adventure thriller set in the near future. The Underground is a covert organization functioning within our global society-guiding and influencing it but not necessarily controlling it. The Underground was created by Ashton Nash, who is thoroughly disgusted with the injustices, hypocrisies, and double standards of human society. By way of the Underground, Nash is determined to right the wrongs of human society and cure all of our social-cultural, political, economic, and religious ailments. Through a twist of fate brought about by the apparent death of Nash and the internal corruption of the Underground, Harrison Foxx, Aston's high school buddy, finds himself in the middle of a battle for control over the Underground's vast political and financial resources. With nowhere to run or hide, Foxx realizes in order to survive he must outmaneuver his adversaries and destroy the Underground that he unknowingly helped to create.

Stilrevolte Underground

die Alternativkultur als Agent der Postmoderne


Author: Anja Schwanhäusser

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825861711

Category: Counterculture

Page: 101

View: 7613



Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780375725807

Category: History

Page: 366

View: 829

Covers the 1995 Tokyo Gas Attack, during which agents of a Japanese cult released a gas deadlier than cyanide into the subway system, as documented in interviews with its survivors, perpetrators, and victim family members. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Notes from Underground

Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture


Author: Stephen Duncombe

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859841587

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 6911

Traces the history of zine publishing from its origins by science fiction cults, its growth with the 1960s counter culture, and its attachment to punk rock

Underground Mining Methods

Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies


Author: William A. Hustrulid,W. A. Hustrulid,Richard C. Bullock

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 0873351932

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 718

View: 7020

Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies presents the latest principles and techniques in use today. Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world. Industry experts have contributed sections on General Mine Design Considerations; Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock/Soft Rock; Longwall Mining of Hard Rock; Shrinkage Stoping; Sublevel Stoping; Cut-and-Fill Mining; Sublevel Caving; Panel Caving; Foundations for Design; and Underground Mining Looks to the Future.

An Underground Life

The Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin


Author: Gad Beck,Frank Heibert

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299165048

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 5974

That a Jew living in Nazi Berlin survived the Holocaust at all is surprising. That he was a homosexual and a teenage leader in the resistance and yet survived is amazing. But that he endured the ongoing horror with an open heart, with love and without vitriol, and has written about it so beautifully is truly miraculous. This is Gad Beck's story.

The Polish Underground and the Jews, 1939–1945


Author: Joshua D. Zimmerman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014263

Category: History

Page: 474

View: 4820

Zimmerman examines the attitude and behavior of the Polish Underground towards the Jews during the Holocaust.

The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club)

A Novel


Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385537042

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2066

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

Underground Dance Masters

Final History of a Forgotten Era


Author: Thomas Guzman-Sanchez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313386927

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 169

View: 9718

This book is a comprehensive, historical bible on the subject of urban street dance and its influence on modern dance, hip hop, and pop culture. * Includes coverage of all of the major players in urban dance * Places current dance phenomena—from the moves of Usher to the choreography of High School Musical—in a historical context that stretches half a century * Includes interviews and photos to further bring the rich history of urban dance to life

The Literary Underground of the Old Regime


Author: Robert Darnton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674536579

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 8628

Examines the eighteenth-century French writers, publishers, and booksellers, who avoided official censorship, influenced public opinion, and affected the development of the French Revolution



Author: Roger Ackling

Publisher: Liverpool John Moores University


Category: Conceptual art

Page: 85

View: 8046

The exhibition Underground presented an exploration of the conceptual and procedural relationships between the work of three conntemporary British artists: Roger Ackling, Eric Butcher and Simon Granell.


Ein Jack-Reacher-Roman


Author: Lee Child

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641061156

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8576

Niemand verletzt tödlicher als einstige Freunde ... New York City, zwei Uhr nachts. Jack Reacher sitzt in der U-Bahn. Neben ihm befinden sich noch fünf weitere Personen im Abteil. Vier davon sind harmlos. Die fünfte erregt Reachers Aufmerksamkeit. Minutenlang beobachtet er sie genau – und ist sich sicher, eine Selbstmordattentäterin vor sich zu haben. Doch dann geschieht etwas Unerwartetes, und ausgerechnet Reacher selbst gerät ins Kreuzfeuer ...

Bringing the War Home

The Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and Revolutionary Violence in the Sixties and Seventies


Author: Jeremy Peter Varon

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520930957

Category: History

Page: 407

View: 5014

In this first comprehensive comparison of left-wing violence in the United States and West Germany, Jeremy Varon focuses on America's Weather Underground and Germany's Red Army Faction to consider how and why young, middle-class radicals in prosperous democratic societies turned to armed struggle in efforts to overthrow their states. Based on a wealth of primary material, ranging from interviews to FBI reports, this book reconstructs the motivation and ideology of violent organizations active during the 1960s and 1970s. Varon conveys the intense passions of the era--the heat of moral purpose, the depth of Utopian longing, the sense of danger and despair, and the exhilaration over temporary triumphs. Varon's compelling interpretation of the logic and limits of dissent in democratic societies provides striking insights into the role of militancy in contemporary protest movements and has wide implications for the United States' current "war on terrorism." Varon explores Weatherman and RAF's strong similarities and the reasons why radicals in different settings developed a shared set of values, languages, and strategies. Addressing the relationship of historical memory to political action, Varon demonstrates how Germany's fascist past influenced the brutal and escalating nature of the West German conflict in the 60s and 70s, as well as the reasons why left-wing violence dropped sharply in the United States during the 1970s. Bringing the War Home is a fascinating account of why violence develops within social movements, how states can respond to radical dissent and forms of terror, how the rational and irrational can combine in political movements, and finally how moral outrage and militancy can play both constructive and destructive roles in efforts at social change.

Notes from the Underground

The Cinema of Emir Kusturica


Author: Goran Gocić

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781903364147

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

View: 8175

Notes from the Underground: The Cinema of Emir Kusturica is the first book on the Sarajevan film-maker to be published in English. With six highly acclaimed films to his credit, Kusturica is already established as one of the most important of contemporary filmmakers. Underground won the Golden Palm Award at the Cannes Film Festival and Arizona Dream with Johnny Depp won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Including his most recent film, Black Cat, White Cat, this book delves into diverse facets of Kusturica's work, all of which is passionately dedicated to the marginal and the outcast.

Der Underground, die Wende und die Stadt

Poetiken des Urbanen in Ostmitteleuropa


Author: Alfrun Kliems

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839425743

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

View: 9498

Der »Underground« ist eine künstlerische Verfahrensweise, die auf das historische Krisenbewusstsein der Moderne mit einer radikalen »Poetik der Vertikalität« reagiert. Die »Wende« steht metonymisch für diesen Moment sozialer Entsicherung. Als bevorzugter Topos ihrer erfahrbaren Manifestation dient die Stadt. Alfrun Kliems analysiert diese Konstellation anhand multimedialer Materialien des ostmitteleuropäischen Underground vor allem zwischen 1980 und 2010 - darunter von Egon Bondy, Ivan Martin Jirous, Jacek Podsiadlo, Marcin Swietlicki, Vladimir Makanin, Andrzej Stasiuk, Jurij Andruchovyc, Jáchym Topol und Peter Wawerzinek, aber auch vom Club der Polnischen Versager in Berlin und von der Orangen Alternative aus Breslau.

Underground Bases and Tunnels

What Is the Government Trying to Hide?


Author: Richard Sauder

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press

ISBN: 9780932813374

Category: Science

Page: 142

View: 9769

Go behind the scenes into little-known corners of the public record and discover how corporate America has worked hand-in-glove with the Pentagon for decades -- dreaming about, planning, and actually constructing secret underground bases. And newly-uncovered information indicates that the strangeness continues with bizarre, high-tech gadgets like portable, hand-held surgical lasers and injectable electronic IDs as small as a grain of rice!

Underground Railroad



Author: Colson Whitehead

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446257748

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5903

Cora ist nur eine von unzähligen Schwarzen, die auf den Baumwollplantagen Georgias schlimmer als Tiere behandelt werden. Alle träumen von der Flucht – doch wie und wohin? Da hört Cora von der Underground Railroad, einem geheimen Fluchtnetzwerk für Sklaven. Über eine Falltür gelangt sie in den Untergrund und es beginnt eine atemberaubende Reise, auf der sie Leichendieben, Kopfgeldjägern, obskuren Ärzten, aber auch heldenhaften Bahnhofswärtern begegnet. Jeder Staat, den sie durchquert, hat andere Gesetze, andere Gefahren. Wartet am Ende wirklich die Freiheit? Colson Whiteheads Roman ist eine virtuose Abrechnung damit, was es bedeutete und immer noch bedeutet, schwarz zu sein in Amerika.