Erscheinungsdatum: 02.05.2017, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Inside Utopia, Titelzusatz: Visionary Interiors and Futuristic Homes, Verlag: Gestalten // Die Gestalten Verlag, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Architektur: Innenarchitektur, Rubrik: Innenarchitektur // Design, Seiten: 304, Gewicht: 2226 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
In New Beginnings Jubilee, Book 7 of number-one best-selling Amazon romance writer Trinity Blacio’s futuristic Running in Fear series, we find our powerful groups of supernatural lovers in a new world and a new beginning: now all they need is for their enemies to drop dead and leave them alone. Jaycee LeBlathe, Suzanne Hazelfield, and Lissa Elam have no idea how to be the first ladies, to be queens, let alone rule over anyone. All they know how to do is survive, until now. Nikola, Dominic, Remi, and Dane have decided it is time for their female companions to live again, to love and to know what a family unit is all about. Their people have now been brought over, settling into new homes on a new planet, while everyone waits for the word that the war on Earth is over. Are their mates truly safe now? Or will this New Beginning Jubilee be put on hold? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michelle Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/169109/bk_acx0_169109_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite on the BBC Micro or lose yourself in the surreal caverns of Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum? For anyone who was a kid in the 1980s, these iconic computer brands are the stuff of legend. In Electronic Dreams, Tom Lean tells the story of how computers invaded British homes for the first time, as people set aside their worries of electronic brains and Big Brother and embraced the wonder technology of the 1980s. This book charts the history of the rise and fall of the home computer, the family of futuristic and quirky machines that took computing from the realm of science and science fiction to being a user-friendly domestic technology. It is a tale of unexpected consequences, when the machines that parents bought to help their kids with homework ended up giving birth to the video games industry, and of unrealized ambitions, like the ahead-of-its-time Prestel network that first put the British home online but failed to change the world. Ultimately, it's the story of the people who made the boom happen, the inventors and entrepreneurs, like Clive Sinclair and Alan Sugar, seeking new markets, bedroom programmers and computer hackers and the millions of everyday folk who bought in to the electronic dream and let the computer into their lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Meadows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026242/bk_adbl_026242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2036: The Year Trump Stepped Down is the hilarious and quirky futuristic story of America after enduring 20 years with Donald TXXXP and his family running the show. The good news is, you’ll never have to read the TXXXP name since this book redacts it every time (but this is the audiobook, so maybe there is no good news - you'll just have to listen to find out). The bad news is, the country is a catastrophic mess, a barren wasteland similar to the Old West, except now both coasts, East and West, are completely gone! America in 2036 is a place where only two types of people exist: the have-nots and the rich. The have-nots must gut it out every day in the dangerous outdoors (suffering other-worldly and disastrous weather patterns along with the better-than-likely chance of getting shot for any reason at all). The rich reside in the 10 domed capital cities, all of them able to withstand any weather catastrophe from the outside world, and they receive every penny of the Administration’s coffers to support their own homes, these 10 examples of human ingenuity, these 10-mile-wide luxury domes called the capital cities. In the novella, an array of six different groups of people from every walk of life in 2036 America strive to survive the frequent world-shaking events of the day, and all the while desperately trying to figure out what happened to the entire Southern Hemisphere (which, rumor has it, is missing). To uncover the answers, the book takes its listener into the jaw-dropping, comical, and satirical world of the TXXXP “Regime” (as they’re now called), including the nonrepentant KellyaXXX CXXXXY and the sociopathic Stephen MXXXER amongst others. In short, the world has become a ludicrous wasteland only 16 years from our present day. 2036: The Year Trump Stepped Down is a fun, often-deep, and oft-hilarious pause-resister (which can be consumed easily in one day at the beach) (without the kids) that takes its listener into the heart of a 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Sandels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/171552/bk_acx0_171552_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, the celebrated cartoonist Chris Ware has a graphic novel called Building Stories. It’s like nothing Steve Paulson has ever seen or read before. Next, when Kevin Miyazaki was a child, there was something his family rarely discussed . His father’s family was interned in American camps during World War II. Now let’s not mince words here. His father’s family is Japanese and lived in Takoma, Washington. But after the attacks on Pearl Harbor, Japanese-Americans were rounded up and put into concentration camps. Kevin went on to be a successful fine arts photographer. But one day his family’s past merged with his art.Then, J.G. Ballard’s futuristic 1975 novel, High Rise, is about a group of people living in a luxury high-rise apartment building where neighbors organize themselves according to their respective social classes. Literally. The lower class lives on the lower floors, the middle class in the middle and the upper class occupies the most luxurious apartments on the highest floors. Tribal-class warfare ensues.After that, Mitchell Joaquim and the Terreform 1 team are looking for new, organic ways of building homes… and cities. About 4 billion of us live in cities right now. Predictions are, by the end of this century, that number will be closer to 8 billion. That means, for the foreseeable future, we need to build the equivalent of a city of one million people EVERY WEEK... hopefully without crashing our social and ecological systems. When Anne Strainchamps asked Joachim how we do that, he said part of the answer might be tree houses and… meat houses. Yes, you heard that right, MEAT houses. And finally, ok, take a breath. Close your eyes. Recall the home of your childhood. Can you smell the cookies in the kitchen? Can you open a drawer in your bedroom? Do you see the sunlight through a window? Every building has a story. . . And not only a story, every building has a sound. Many sounds actually. [Broadcas 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/131030/rt_tbon_131030_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Monitoring appliances and other home and office electronics remotely over the Internet is no longer a futuristic dream. Though not yet pervasive, Internet connected systems for homes and businesses are on the market and evolving quickly. As the networking technologies are developing rapidly, more users want to control their home appliances from outside the home. In this book, proposed system lets you monitor your home from any location using an internet. It provides Two Subsystems:Controlling devices over the internet using IP protocol and devices controlled through a mobile application using GPRS protocol. The system enables the user to check, and if needed, change the current status of the Appliance at the same time or at a specified time in the future via a user interface device.The design of this system is based on an embedded controller which is connected to a PC-based home Web server via RS232 serial port. The software of the system is based on the combination of Java 1.6, J2me and PHP 5.0. The system is scalable and allows additional appliances to be added to it with no major change to its core. Other than Home Automation this technology has a wide range of applications.
Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science BooksStuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity.'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' GuardianEverything is made of something...From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, Stuff Matters reveals the inner workings of the man-made world, the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day.From the tea-cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, from the ancient technologies of fabrics and ceramic to today's self-healing metals and bionic implants, this is a book to inspire amazement and delight at mankind's creativity.'A certain sort of madness may be necessary to pull off what he has attempted here, which is a wholesale animation of the inanimate: Miodownik achieves precisely what he sets out to' The Times'Insightful, fascinating. The futuristic materials will elicit gasps. Makes even the most everyday substance seem exciting' Sunday Times'Wonderful. Miodownik writes well enough to make even concrete sparkle' Financial Times'I stayed up all night reading this book' Oliver Sacks'Expert, deftly written, immensely enjoyable' ObserverMark Miodownik is Professor of Materials and Society at UCL, scientist-in-residence on Dara O Briain's Science Club (BBC2) and presenter of several documentaries, including The Genius of Invention (BBC2). In 2010, he gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, broadcast on BBC4. He is Director of the UCL Institute of Making, which is home to a materials library containing some of the most wondrous matter on earth, and has collaborated to make interactive events with many museums, such as Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and Wellcome Collection. In 2014 Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize.