The Complete Color Survival in the Southwest [EPUB]
11 August 2015, 16:32
2014 | EPUB | 8.36MB
The color edition of the Complete Survival in the Southwest. The Complete Survival in the Southwest is a compilation of all 6 of the Survival in the Southwest books written by John Arizona Bushman Campbell. This has been called the encyclopedia of desert survival. This book has taken 7 years to write and all demonstrations and photos were done by the author. Each subject will take you deeper into the world of knowledge and shows you just how to get out alive should a wilderness situation arise. This book focuses on the skill set of survival and offers real world experience from someone that has been there and lived it.
Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work [EPUB]
10 August 2015, 13:16
2009 | EPUB | 0.73MB
A philosopher / mechanic destroys the pretensions of the high- prestige workplace and makes an irresistible case for working with one's hands
Shop Class as Soulcraft brings alive an experience that was once quite common, but now seems to be receding from society-the experience of making and fixing things with our hands. Those of us who sit in an office often feel a lack of connection to the material world, a sense of loss, and find it difficult to say exactly what we do all day. For anyone who felt hustled off to college, then to the cubicle, against their own inclinations and natural bents, Shop Class as Soulcraft seeks to restore the honor of the manual trades as a life worth choosing.
On both economic and psychological grounds, Crawford questions the educational imperative of turning everyone into a "knowledge worker," based on a misguided separation of thinking from doing, the work of the hand from that of the mind. Crawford shows us how such a partition, which began a century ago with the assembly line, degrades work for those on both sides of the divide.
But Crawford offers good news as well: the manual trades are very different from the assembly line, and from dumbed-down white collar work as well. They require careful thinking and are punctuated by moments of genuine pleasure. Based on his own experience as an electrician and mechanic, Crawford makes a case for the intrinsic satisfactions and cognitive challenges of manual work. The work of builders and mechanics is secure; it cannot be outsourced, and it cannot be made obsolete. Such work ties us to the local communities in which we live, and instills the pride that comes from doing work that is genuinely useful. A wholly original debut, Shop Class as Soulcraft offers a passionate call for self-reliance and a moving reflection on how we can live concretely in an ever more abstract world.
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans [EPUB]
09 August 2015, 23:49
2015 | EPUB | 80.73MB
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courageŚand also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
Don Brownĺs kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.