Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Joshua Davis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780374712655
Available:
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: FSG Originals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition—and yet, against all odds . . . they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story—which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement—will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country—even as the country tried to kick them out.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Joshua Davis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781443436052
Available:
Release: 2014-12-30
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The true story of four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix and how they took on the best from MIT in the National Underwater Robotics Championship The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by George Lopez, directed by Sean McNamara, and starring Marissa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Michael Quezada, and George Lopez, La Vida Robot is an underdog story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who form a robotics team. With $800, used car parts, and a dream, they build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition, taking down reigning champion MIT.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Joshua Davis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780374183370
Available:
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Tells the story of how, with the help of two inspiring science teachers, four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara.

Spare Parts Plus Two

Spare Parts Plus Two
Author: Gail Scott
Pages: 95
ISBN: 1552451011
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Coach House Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A welfare cheque floats down the river, a cowboy spreads the Word of the Lord and crotches tick like clocks: the world of Spare Parts is unpredictable, evocative and vividly distorted. Its initial appearance, in 1981, caused a stir; at a time when linear narrative was the m.o. of feminist writing, Gail Scott had the nerve to fracture and dislocate her stories and her language. Spare Parts is as vital as it was twenty years ago. Scott's densely textured tales about the world of growing up female in a small town, where violence lurks just beneath the skin, recreate the uncertainty of life. Their incantatory language and tough imagery are as relevant and crucial now as they were then. This edition adds two new pieces, including 'Bottoms Up', an essay on narrative which first appeared on the 'Narrativity' website Scott co-edits.

Spare Dog Parts

Spare Dog Parts
Author: Alison Hughes
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781459807068
Available:
Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Orca Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stumpy tail, mismatched paws, a long, drooly snout and the biggest dog heart that ever beat. In a celebration of what makes a pet unique, a little girl imagines how an odd assortment of parts combined to make the perfect dog. With spare, inviting text from Alison Hughes and charmingly offbeat illustrations by award-winning illustrator Ashley Spires, this gorgeous picture book is sure to be an instant classic.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Sally Rogers-Davidson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781471095382
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Renee C. Fox
Pages: 283
ISBN: 9781351488525
Available:
Release: 2017-07-12
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spare Parts examines major developments in the field of organ replacement that occurred in the United States over the course of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. It focuses upon significant medical and social changes in the transplantation of human organs and on the development and clinical testing of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart, with special emphasis on how these biomedical events were related to the political, economic, and social climate of American society. Part I examines the important biomedical advances and events in organ transplantation and their social and cultural concomitants. In Part II, the focus shifts to the story of the rise and fall of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart in the United States, its relation to American social institutions and cultural patterns, and its bearing on social control issues associated with therapeutic innovation and the patient-oriented clinical research it entails. Part III is a personal conclusion, which explains why the authors left the field of organ transplantation after so many years. Spare Parts is written in a narrative, ethnographic style, with thickly descriptive, verbatim, and atmospheric detail. The primary data it is based upon includes qualitative materials, collected via participant observation, interviews in a variety of medical milieu, and content analysis of medical journals, newspapers, and magazine articles, and a number of television transcripts. The new introduction provides an overview of some of the recent developments in transplantation and also underscores how tenacious many of the patterns associated with organ replacement have been. Spare Parts should be read by all medical professionals, sociologists, and historians.

Spare Parts Inventory Control under System Availability Constraints

Spare Parts Inventory Control under System Availability Constraints
Author: Geert-Jan van Houtum,Bram Kranenburg
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781489976093
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Release: 2015-05-18
Editor: Springer
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book focuses on the tactical planning level for spare parts management. It describes a series of multi-item inventory models and presents exact and heuristic optimization methods, including greedy heuristics that work well for real, life-sized problems. The intended audience consists of graduate students, starting scholars in the field of spare parts inventory control, and spare parts planning specialists in the industry. In individual chapters the authors consider topics including: a basic single-location model; single-location models with multiple machine types and/or machine groups; the multi-location model with lateral transshipments; the classical METRIC model and its generalization to multi-indenture systems; and a single-location model with an explicit modeling of the repair capacity for failed parts and the priorities that one can set there. Various chapters of the book are used in a master course at Eindhoven University of Technology and in a PhD course of the Graduate Program Operations Management and Logistics (a Dutch network that organizes PhD courses in the field of OM&L). The required pre-knowledge consists of probability theory and basic knowledge of Markov processes and queuing theory. End-of-chapter problems appear for all chapters, with some answers appearing in an appendix.

Spare and Found Parts

Spare and Found Parts
Author: Sarah Maria Griffin
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780062408907
Available:
Release: 2016-10-04
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? Then she finds a lost mannequin’s hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own. Sarah Maria Griffin’s haunting literary debut will entrance fans of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker, and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.

Smart Inventory Solutions

Smart Inventory Solutions
Author: Phillip Slater
Pages: 257
ISBN: 0831134011
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Release: 2010
Editor: Industrial Press Inc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Engineers and reliability professionals are increasingly being held accountable for materials and spare parts inventory management and in response they need to gain a better understanding of materials and spare parts inventory management principles and practices. This practical book delivers just that. This new edition will help you get the right parts, in the right place, at the right time, for the right reason. Fully revised, it provides specific coverage of the issues faced in, and requirements for, managing engineering materials and spare parts and what to do to improve your results. It includes 29 exclusive examples and real life case studies to demonstrate the application of the concepts and ideas so that you will easy and quickly understand how to implement them. What's more it will show you: What to do to truly optimize your inventory holdings, Why inventory levels are almost always too high, How to identifying the factors that have greatest impact on your inventory levels, When to apply the 7 Actions for Inventory Reduction, Where to focus your efforts for greatest effect, and Who to involve in taking action. The concepts, ideas, tools, and processes in this book have helped many companies achieve and sustain results that other inventory tools and approaches just could not match. And it is sure to help you achieve true inventory optimization as well! The second edition includes? A new chapter on The Mechanics of Inventory Management, a pragmatic review of the management of inventory including? Introducing the Materials and Inventory Management Cycle, Comparing theoretical and actual inventory outcomes, Discussion on normal and Poisson distribution models, How to determine the re order point, How to determine the re order quantity, and Commentary on Monte Carlo simulation. An expanded chapter on the financial impact of inventory, including a discussion of the key reports that need to be understood. Chapters on the influence of policies, procedures, and people. Additional discussion on issues faced and how to address them. An expansion of the central process discussed in the first edition to a more comprehensive review process?Inventory Process™ Optimization. An expanded section on executing an inventory review program. A closing 'where to from here' chapter. 57 figures and diagrams - 30 of them new and the others all revised and updated and six new tables (with 8 in total). Eight new checklists - specifically included as a new tool for the reader and is the result of direct reader requests. An expanded glossary.

Maintenance and Spare Parts Management

Maintenance and Spare Parts Management
Author: P. Gopalakrishnan,A. K. Banerji
Pages: 400
ISBN: 8120306694
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Release: 2004-08
Editor: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Rick Hanson
Pages: 253
ISBN: 0786001569
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Release: 1995-05-17
Editor: Pinnacle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While investigating the disappearance of his sister's fourth husband, who had vanished from a Seattle orthodontists' convention, cop-turned-sculptor Adam McCleet encounters a serial killer called the Yuppie Ripper and a vicious, karate-kicking dentist. Reprint.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Renee C. Fox,Judith P. Swazey
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780199759644
Available:
Release: 1992-09-03
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The developments that have occurred in the field of organ transplantation during the 1980s and early 1990s, and the simultaneous rise and fall of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart are the subject of this vividly written and absorbing new volume. In Spare Parts, fascinating, interconnected stories of organ transplantation and the artificial heart are recounted in an interpretive framework that explores the vision of the "replaceable body." Themes of uncertainty, gift exchange, and the allocation of scarce material and non-material resources underscore a discussion that openly examines the escalating ardor about the goodness of repairing and remaking people with transplanted organs. Likewise, the stories open questions of life and death, identity, and solidarity. This important book offers insights into the symbolic and anthropomorphic meanings associated with the human body and its organs, and into the ways that medical professionals come to terms with the concomitant aspects of transferring vital body parts. Both artificial and donor organs, as well as the process of transplantation, are the subject of a thoughtful discussion which touches on the medical myths and rituals that they generate. Chronologically, Spare Parts begins where the authors' previous book, The Courage to Fail, leaves off. More than a sequel, however, this work reflects their increasingly troubled and critical reactions to the expansion of organ replacement. Likely to be controversial, this book is must reading for bioethicists, medical sociologists and anthropologists, health-care lawyers, planners and administrators, nurses and physicians, medical journalists and science writers, and concerned lay readers.

An International Perspective on Design Protection of Visible Spare Parts

An International Perspective on Design Protection of Visible Spare Parts
Author: Dana Beldiman,Constantin Blanke-Roeser
Pages: 132
ISBN: 9783319540603
Available:
Release: 2017-04-06
Editor: Springer
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This publication examines the legal aspects of the spare parts market from an IP perspective: specifically whether design protection for spare parts of a complex product extends to the spare part aftermarket, or whether that market should remain open to competition. The stakeholders’ equally weighty arguments that must be balanced against are, on the one hand, the property interest in an earned IP right in the design of the part; and on the other, enhanced competition, likely reflected in lower prices. The mounting tension between these two positions is manifest an increased number of lawsuits in both the US and the EU. This book provides a discussion of the legal issues involved in this debate from a global perspective, with special focus on the EU and the US. Part I contextualizes the legal debate by discussing the historical background, the competitive situation and the respective stakeholder positions. Part II examines the relevant legal questions on a comparative basis, evaluating the likelihood of its adoption in the jurisdictions examined. Concluding that adoption is unlikely, Part III proposes a number of possible considerations meant to further compromise. Part IV concludes with a future outlook, specifically in light of the impact of technological development on this market.

C17 aircraft cost of spare parts higher than justified report to the Honorable Charlie Rose House of Representatives

C17 aircraft cost of spare parts higher than justified   report to the Honorable Charlie Rose  House of Representatives
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781428979666
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: DIANE Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Joshua Davis
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0374534985
Available:
Release: 2014-12-02
Editor: FSG Originals
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Finalist for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize New York Times Best Seller Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much—but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. And build a robot they did. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. They were going up against some of the best collegiate engineers in the country, including a team from MIT backed by a $10,000 grant from ExxonMobil. The Phoenix teenagers had scraped together less than $1,000 and built their robot out of scavenged parts. This was never a level competition—and yet, against all odds . . . they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story—which became a key inspiration to the DREAMers movement—will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan. Joshua Davis's Spare Parts is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds and four young men who proved they were among the most patriotic and talented Americans in this country—even as the country tried to kick them out.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: Carol Ann Rinzler
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781510712515
Available:
Release: 2017-03-21
Editor: Skyhorse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A tribute to the parts we can live without... or can we? This book sheds light on human body parts once considered extraneous but now – with modern medicine and modern medical paraphernalia – shown to play an important role in our healthful survival. With wit and research-honed wisdom, health writer Carol Ann Rinzler explains in layman's language why we need “bonus” body parts such as: The appendix, once discarded as “the worm of the intestines,” but now believed to play an important role in our immune system The coccyx, a.k.a. the “tailbone,” once considered the remnant of a human tail, but now considered the keystone of the boney pelvic arch when muscles meet and stabilize our seating Wisdom teeth, that “extra” set of molars for which many “evolved” human jaws lack accommodating space but still remain in place where we higher primates still follow a basic “hard”diet that require extra chew power On the other hand, having highlighted the still-important parts, Rinzler adds a chapter on dispensables: parts with which we can indeed happily dispense. Along the way, Rinzler weaves in Darwin’s theories of evolution and shares insights on what the human body may be like millennia from now.

Spare Parts Inventory Management

Spare Parts Inventory Management
Author: Phillip Slater
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0831136081
Available:
Release: 2016-11-25
Editor: Industrial Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Overview No previous works have focused on the topic of inventory reduction and optimization to the extent that this one does. Spare Parts Inventory Management: A Complete Guide to Sparesology(tm) by Philip Slater covers the whole part's life cycle, from initial purchase to final disposal, and addresses issues throughout, including maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO). The author, Phillip Slater, was described in a recent podcast as "truly one of the leaders in the MRO information segment." Sparesology is a term coined by Slater to describe the discipline of optimizing the physical, financial, and human resource management processes of spare parts inventory management. Sparesology is much more than just inventory optimization. It involves an understanding of the complete "ecosystem," within which the spare parts inventory is managed, and seeks to ensure that all of the factors influencing this management work together to achieve an organization's goals.

Spare Parts

Spare Parts
Author: PAUL. CRADDOCK
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0241370256
Available:
Release: 2021-08-26
Editor: Fig Tree
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

How did an architect help pioneer blood transfusion in the 1660s? What made eighteenth-century dentists become grave robbers? Did a seamstress really teach a surgeon how to stitch human skin? We think of transplant surgery as one of the medical wonders of the modern world. But transplant surgery is as ancient as the pyramids, with a history more surprising than we might expect. Paul Craddock takes us on a journey - from sixteenth-century skin grafting to contemporary stem cell transplants - uncovering stories of operations performed by unexpected people in unexpected places. Bringing together philosophy, science and cultural history, Dragon in a Suitcase explores how transplant surgery constantly tested the boundaries between human, animal and machine, and continues to do so today. It shows us that the history - and future - of transplant surgery is tied up with questions not only about who we are, but also what we are, and what we might become . . .