The Chaos of Standing Still

Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481499187
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION

Ryn, eighteen, trapped by a massive blizzard in the Denver airport, meets some unique characters who help her cope with survivor's guilt on the first anniversary of her best friend's death.

Stuck at the Airport

Author: Harriet Baskas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743216647
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Transportation

Airports used to be places we just passed through on our way to somewhere else. But with an increase in layovers and ever-mounting delays, "dwell-time" in airports has become an inevitable, tedious, and often infuriating part of travel today. This essential guidebook won't get you where you want to go faster, but it does provide great suggestions for eating well, taking care of business, and having fun while you wait. In clear, cleverly written profiles of each airport, Harriet Baskas, Expedia.com's airport expert, spells out: the best places to eat and what local specialties to try; diversions for kids (playgrounds, observation decks, and museums); quick trips to make by cab (including times to the nearest city); locations of business centers and data ports; shops with interesting, reasonably priced items; well-stocked bookstores; art and history exhibits; clean places to shower and quiet corners for taking a nap. In some airports, she reveals, you can even get a dentist to look at that troublesome tooth, a shoemaker to fix a wobbly heel, and a masseuse to case travel-induced kinks -- and crankiness. Organized alphabetically for easy reference. Stuck at the Airport is the indispensable travel companion for business and leisure travelers alike.

Denver International Airport

Author: Paul Stephen Dempsey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: STANFORD:36105019265201
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Genre: Transportation

Denver International Airport, completed in 1995, is both famous and infamous in the aviation industry and with the flying public. The largest and most technology advanced airport on earth, its construction was plagued by massive cost overruns, political and financial scandals, and embarrassing technical difficulties. Denver International Airport: Lessons Learned tells the fascinating story of what went wrong, what went right, and what we can learn from this great public works project.

Touchstones of Design

Author: C. W. Fentress
Publisher: Images Publishing
ISBN: 9781864703825
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Architecture

Considered the world leader in designing iconic public architecture, Curtis Fentress is redefining the art of civic buildings. In Touchstones of Design: Redefining Public Architecture, Fentress features many of his most innovative and inspiring works. This includes a new vision for LAX that embodies a design philosophy learned through time and experience. Best known for flipping the design of Denver International Airport upside down, Fentress introduces drama and beauty to the spaces communities use everyday. North-Carolina born Fentress left his position with I.M. Pei and Kohn Pedersen Fox to found his own firm in 1980 in Denver and began designing major projects.

Life in the Air

Author: Mark Gottdiener
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742500292
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Social Science

This book is not just about air travel. It is about the emergent social world of flying. It concerns air space and behavior in the air the way someone else might look at cities and street behavior. Economic, political, and cultural aspects are all considered. . . . Airports have now become specific places in their own right that, in a certain sense, now. . . are very much like cities. Frequent flying also has produced its very own culture. Rules of behavior are subscribed to in the air. Unique behaviors at terminals and in the passenger cabin have emerged that contrast with life on the ground. In chapters below I explore these interesting aspects of etiquette, eroticism, and bi-coastalism, a human activity that is only possible because of our present society's evolution. . . . Only now have we begun to appreciate our emergent global culture. The world is shrinking just as the opportunities for travel expand. -from the Introduction

Insiders Guide to Denver

Author: Eric Lindberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493001620
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Travel

Insiders' Guide to Denver is the essential source for in-depth travel information for visitors and locals alike to this storied Colorado city. Written by a local, and true insider, Insiders' Guide to Denver offers a personal and practical perspective of Denver and its surrounding environs that makes it a must-have guide for travelers as well as residents looking to rediscover their hometown.

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761169086
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Travel

"Wonder meets wanderlust in an extraordinary new travel book. Created by the founders of AtlasObscura.com, the vibrant online destination and community with over 3 million visitors a month, Atlas Obscura is the bucket-list guide to over 700 of the most unusual, curious, bizarre, and mysterious places on earth" --

Airspace Closure and Civil Aviation

Author: Steven D. Jaffe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317182801
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

The impact to airlines from airspace closure can be as benign as a two minute extension on an arrival pattern, or as catastrophic as a shoot down from a surface-to-air missile, as the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine in July 2014 demonstrates. Airspace constraints come in a variety of forms, both man-made and physical, but all result in operational inefficiencies that erode the economic vitality of an airline. Understanding the root causes of these airspace restrictions, developing strategies for mitigating their impact, and anticipating future airspace closures, are critical for the efficient and safe operation of any airline. This book uniquely examines the technological, geographic, regulatory, and political aspects of airspace closure, with a focus on how airlines continue to adapt to overcome these challenges, providing readers with a framework for identifying issues and solutions in a systematic manner. Filled with historical references and contemporary anecdotes, this book serves both as a practical guide and strategic resource for airline managers navigating their 21st century. organizations around some of the lingering 20th century obstacles.

Conspiracy Theories and Secret Societies For Dummies

Author: Christopher Hodapp
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118052020
Release Date: 2011-02-04
Genre: Social Science

Entering the world of conspiracy theories and secret societies is like stepping into a distant, parallel universe where the laws of physics have completely changed: black means white, up is down, and if you want to understand what’s really going on, you need a good reference book. That’s where Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies comes in. Whether you’re a skeptic or a true believer, this fascinating guide, packed with the latest information, walks you through some of the most infamous conspiracy theories — such as Area 51 and the assassination of JFK — and introduces you to such mysterious organizations as the Freemasons, the Ninjas, the Mafia, and Rosicrucians. This behind-the-curtain guide helps you separate fact from fiction and helps you the global impact of these mysterious events and groups on our modern world. Discover how to: Test a conspiracy theory Spot a sinister secret society Assess the Internet’s role in fueling conspiracy theories Explore world domination schemes Evaluate 9/11 conspiracy theories Figure out who “they” are Grasp the model on which conspiracy theories are built Figure out whether what “everybody knows” is true Distinguish on assassination brotherhood from another Understand why there’s no such thing as a “lone assassin” Why do hot dogs come in packages of ten, while buns come in eight-packs? Everybody knows its a conspiracy, right? Find out in Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies.

Andromeda s Child

Author: Suede Delray
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN: 9781487419615
Release Date: 2018-03-30
Genre: Fiction

How does an unemotional commander convince a very angry general to donate his sperm? Andris is the stoic commander of the Celest Warriors. He was raised in a restrictive environment known as Warrior World where emotional attachment is frowned upon, and warriors must reproduce at least one child before they turn thirty. The planet is highly advanced, and in the year 2070, male warriors are able to experience pregnancy. To Andris, this duty is one he is hoping to be done with as soon as possible. The only problem is, Andris has no genetic equal on his planet. Commander Thane Warner is Andris’ genetic equal, a highly decorated soldier with an IQ well above average. He is perfect. The only problem is, Thane is an alien from another planet and not very likely to volunteer. Desperate to reproduce the perfect child who will one day replace Andris as commander of their military, Andris is ordered to find the alien commander and bring him back to Celest, by force, if necessary. The dilemma; how does an unemotional commander convince a very angry general to donate his sperm?

The Perfect 100 000 House

Author: Karrie Jacobs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440684529
Release Date: 2007-05-29
Genre: Architecture

A home of one’s own has always been a cornerstone of the American dream, fulfilling like nothing else the desire for comfort, financial security, independence, and with a little luck, even a touch of distinctive character, or even beauty. But what we have come to regard as almost a national birthright has recently begun to elude more and more prospective homebuyers. Where housing is concerned, affordable and well-crafted rarely exist together. Or do they? For years, founding editor-in-chief of Dwell magazine and noted architecture and design critic Karrie Jacobs had been confronting this question both professionally and personally. Finally, she decided to see for herself whether it was possible to build the home of her own dreams for a reasonable sum. The Perfect $100,000 House is the story of that quest, a search that takes her from a two-week crash course in housebuilding in Vermont to a road trip of some 14,000 miles. In the course of her journey Jacobs encounters a group of intrepid and visionary architects and builders working to revolutionize the way Americans thinks about homes, about construction techniques, and about the very idea of community. By her trip’s end Jacobs, has not only had a practical and sobering education in the economics, aesthetics, and politics of homebuilding, but has been spurred to challenge her own deeply held beliefs about what constitutes an ideal home. The Perfect $100,000 House is a compelling and inspiring demonstration that we can live in homes that are sensible, modest, and beautiful.