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Eisenbahn Spielen! - Populäre Aneignungen und Inszenierungen des Schienentransports in großen und kleinen Maßstäben

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ISBN: 9783863952143 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2016-906 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Social Sciences
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Gemessen an Transportleistungen und Motorisierungsgrad ist Deutschland eigentlich ein Autoland. Dass Deutschland aber auch ein Eisenbahnland ist, zeigt die Leidenschaft, mit der Lokomotivführer-Streiks und Pünktlichkeitsquoten von Zügen öffentlich diskutiert werden. Und vielen liegt die Bahn auch im wahren Wortsinn am Herzen – als nostalgisches Transportmittel von Geschichte und Geschichten, als Spielzeug, Freizeitbeschäftigung und Interessengebiet. Anhand ausgewählter Beispiele setzt sich »Eisenbahn Spielen« aus ethnografisch-kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive mit Aneignungen und Inszenierungen des Schienentransports in populären Kontexten auseinander. Gefragt wird nach dem kindlichen Eisenbahnspiel, nach der Präsentation der Eisenbahn im Museum, nach der Erinnerung an längst demontierte Gleise und nach männlicher Hegemonie im Eisenbahnverein. Vorgestellt werden ein interkulturelles Modellbahn-Bastelprojekt und ein Stück heile Männerwelt, das rund um eine Feldbahnanlage entstanden ist. Und es wird ganz grundsätzlich überlegt, in welchem Verhältnis die Eisenbahn zum schaffenden und spielenden Menschen steht und wie sich die populäre Begeisterung für Schienenverkehrsmittel erklären lässt.

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railway --- transport --- ethnology --- playing trains

The Wolves at My Shadow: The Story of Ingelore Rothschild

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Book Series: Our Lives: Diary, Memoir, and Letters ISSN: 1921-6661; 1921-6653 ISBN: 9781771990615 9781771990639 9781771990646 Year: Pages: 325 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781771990615.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Ingelore Rothschild was twelve years old when she was whisked out of her home in 1936. It was her first step on a cross-continent journey to Japan, where she and her parents sought refuge from rising anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany. A decade later, as she sails away from what has become her home in Kobe, Japan, Ingelore records her memories of life in Berlin, the long train journey through Russia, and her time in Japan during World War II.Each leg of the journey presents its own nightmare: passports are stolen, identities are uncovered, a mudslide tears through the Rothschild’s home, and the atomic bombs are dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Ingelore’s bright, observant nature and remarkable capacity for befriending those along her way fills her narrative with unique details about the people she meets and the places she travels to. The story of Ingelore and her prominent German Jewish family’s escape is an invaluable account that contributes to Holocaust witness and memoir literature. Although she was forever marked by her traumatic past, Ingelore’s survival story is a painful reminder that only European Jews with significant financial means were able to carefully orchestrate an escape from Nazi Germany.

Modern Railway Engineering

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ISBN: 9789535138594 9789535138600 9789535140245 Year: Pages: 228 DOI: 10.5772/68005 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Transportation
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Since the advent of steam engines and higher throughput railways during the early nineteenth century, the rate of development has been rather steady and incremental. The development of advanced electronic control and command systems, increasing levels of automation, and electrified high-speed railways over the past few decades have transformed the rail transportation posing it as a competitor to aviation. Modern railways are no longer the sole forte of civil and mechanical engineering and involve a broad multidisciplinary engineering disciplines from advanced computing, telecommunications, and networking to big data analytics and even AI. This volume addresses the diverse, evolving, and advanced engineering disciplines including enabling practices and processes involved in shaping modern railways.

The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908

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Book Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East ISBN: 9780203332467 9780415341585 9780415665810 9781134294954 9781134294947 9781134294909 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203332467 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- History --- Science (General)
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This is a study of the nature of Ottoman administration under Sultan Abdulhamid and the effects of this on the three provinces that were to form the modern state of Iraq. The author provides a general commentary on the late Ottoman provincial administration and a comprehensive picture of the nature of its interaction with provincial society. In drawing on sources of the Ottoman archives, bringing together and analyzing an abundance of complex documents, this book is a fascinating contribution to the field of Middle Eastern studies.

Os caminhos-de-ferro de Sul e Sueste e o relatório do engenheiro C. F. White (1868)

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ISBN: 9791036520594 DOI: 10.4000/books.cidehus.3379 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Publicações do Cidehus
Subject: History
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O caminho-de-ferro do Sul e Sueste que ligava o Barreiro a Vendas Novas, Setúbal, Évora e Beja foi um dos primeiros investimentos ferroviários realizados pelo Fontismo. Originalmente concessionado à Companhia Nacional de Caminhos de Ferro ao Sul do Tejo, em 1854, passou pelas mãos do Estado antes de ser novamente adjudicado à firma britânica, South Eastern of Portugal Railway Company, que completou as ligações até Évora e Beja em 1863 e 1864. A companhia inglesa contratou um conjunto de engenheiros britânicos para construir, manter e operar a infraestrutura. Entre estes técnicos, encontramos Charles Fitzwilliam White, que, em 1868, redigiu um prolixo relatório descrevendo a história e os detalhes de assentamento da linha (o documento encontra-se atualmente preservado na Biblioteca do Institution of Civil Engineers, em Westminster, Londres). Neste livro, transcrevemos, traduzimos e enquadramos historicamente aquela fonte histórica, que, além de evidenciar a perpetiva britânica sobre o empreendimento, revela muitos pormenores desconhecidos sobre a construção do complexo ferroviário do Sul e Sueste (incluindo materiais usados, material fixo e circulante e desafios técnicos).

Chapter 1 - Quarantine and territory in Spain during the second half of the nineteenth century (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Social Histories of Medicine ISBN: 9781526127365 Year: Pages: 32 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: European Commission’s OpenAIRE project
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Social Sciences --- History
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This chapter provides a thorough investigation of the modes by which the sanitary administration coevolved coherently with and inseparably from the Spanish state’s modern transport-communication and economic-industrial infrastructures throughout the nineteenth century. It also investigates examines how quarantine institutions functioned as sanitary gateways or entry checkpoints at borders, physically marking and consolidating while protecting the national territorial space. The paper traces the ideas underpinning the configuration and development of the sanitary network on Spanish national territory, which occurred unevenly – with the most evolved parts depending on certain strategic ports and on links with the railway transport infrastructure that was still under construction. It also suggests that the gradual relaxation of quarantine in liberal Spain was periodically called into question by economic and political policies that defined the relation between the coastal and inland regions of the country.

Mobile laser scanning based determination of railway network topology and branching direction on turnouts

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe / Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ISSN: 16134214 ISBN: 9783731507437 Year: Volume: 038 Pages: XII, 137 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000077900 Language: ENGLISH
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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GNSS is often inaccurate and satellite signals are not always available, which results in ambiguous situations. In order to reduce their negative effects on train-borne localization, this work proposes an approach for the detection of tracks, turnouts, and branching directions solely from 2d lidar sensor measurements. The experimental evaluation shows highly correct and complete results. In summary, these detections are sufficient to reduce ambiguity problems in train-borne localization.

Sustainability of Young Companies–Contemporary Trends and Challenges

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ISBN: 9783039211852 / 9783039211869 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-186-9 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Economics
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Ensuring the sustainability of early stage companies and increasing awareness of the need for balancing targets against different stakeholder groups among young companies are not well developed. Young companies, in the first place, want to achieve financial success very often without regard for aspects such as the environment, positive relationships with employees, suppliers or other stakeholder groups, fulfilling requirements of labor law, etc. Another issue is that of companies whose business models are based on actuarially-preferred concepts, such as sharing economy, sustainable development, e-comers, e-commerce, renewable energy, social media, and others. A key issue is the resignation of companies from an approach to business, based on the foundations of classical economics to the sharing economy. Theory and practice seek new solutions in the sphere of value sharing in these new areas of sharing, and innovative forms of its implementation. Intriguing is the relationship of these business models with sustainability issues, as well as wondering how technology can influence sustainability. A contemporary approach to consumer value fits in with the assumption of a shared economy. It is interesting how it affects the assumptions of sustainability of business. The ongoing changes in the value system of potential consumers create new conditions for the design of sustainability business models and creation of innovation.

Symmetry in Engineering Sciences

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ISBN: 9783039218745 / 9783039218752 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-875-2 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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This book presents interesting samples of theoretical and practical advances of symmetry in multidisciplinary engineering applications. It covers several applications, such as accessibility and traffic congestion management, path planning for mobile robots, analysis of shipment service networks, fault diagnosis methods in electrical circuits and electrical machines, geometrical issues in architecture, geometric modeling and virtual reconstruction, design of noise detectors, filters, and segmentation methods for image processing, and cyclic symmetric structures in turbomachinery applications, to name but a few. The contributions included in this book depict the state of the art in this field and lay the foundation for the possibilities that the study of symmetry has in multidisciplinary applications in the field of engineering.

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express shipment --- service network design --- linearization technique --- railway network --- path planning --- mobile robot --- environmental modeling --- optimization criteria --- path search --- aged --- high order urban hospitals (HOUHs) --- accessibility --- evaluation model --- trip impedance based on public transportation --- urban traffic planning --- 3D slicer --- classification --- extension --- random forest --- segmentation --- sensitivity analysis --- support vector machine --- tumor --- thin-walled gear --- ring damper --- vibration --- energy dissipation --- friction damping --- fault diagnosis --- lifting wavelet --- local preserving projection --- Fisher linear discriminant analysis --- semi-supervised random forest --- adaptive threshold --- clustering --- edge preserving --- noise detector --- random value impulse noise --- weighted mean filter --- anomaly detection --- local data features --- BP neural network --- local monotonicity --- convexity/concavity --- local inflection --- peaks distribution --- inclined plane --- Coalbrookdale (Shropshire) --- Agustín de Betancourt --- geometric modeling --- virtual reconstruction --- industrial heritage --- industrial archaeology --- symmetry --- rampant arch --- geometry --- optimum --- flying buttresses --- cathedral --- rolling bearings --- fault diagnosis --- broad learning model --- variational mode decomposition --- Hilbert transform --- railway transportation --- time-space network --- A* algorithm --- traffic congestion --- traffic forecasting --- traffic control --- railcar flow distribution --- asymmetry --- synchronization --- topology --- electrical circuits --- electronic devices --- mechanical structures --- robots --- graphic modelling --- complex networks --- optimization --- computing applications --- feature selection --- conditional mutual information --- feature interaction --- classification --- computer engineering

Civil Engineering and Symmetry

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ISBN: 9783039210022 / 9783039210039 Year: Pages: 198 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-003-9 Language: eng
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Technology (General) --- General and Civil Engineering
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A topic of utmost importance in civil engineering is finding optimal solutions throughout the life cycle of buildings and infrastructural objects, including their design, manufacturing, use, and maintenance. Operational research, management science, and optimization methods provide a consistent and applicable groundwork for engineering decision-making. These topics have received the interest of researchers and, after a rigorous peer-review process, eight papers have been published in this Special Issue. The articles in this Printed Edition demonstrate how solutions in civil engineering, which bring economic, social, and environmental benefits, are obtained through a variety of methodologies and tools. Usually, decision-makers need to take into account not just a single criterion, but several different criteria and, therefore, multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) approaches have been suggested for application in five of the published papers; the rest of the papers apply other research methods. Most approaches suggested decision models under uncertainty, proposing hybrid MCDM methods in combination with fuzzy or rough set theory, as well as D-numbers. The application areas of the proposed MCDM techniques mainly cover production/manufacturing engineering, logistics and transportation, and construction engineering and management. We hope that a summary of the Special Issue as provided here will encourage a detailed analysis of the papers included in the Printed Edition.

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