Michael Schumacher

Driving Force

Author: Michael Schumacher,Michel Comte,Sabine Kehm

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: 9780091894351

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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Since 1994 Michael Schumacher has dominated Grand Prix, winning the FIA World championship in five of the nine seasons. In 2001/2002 he broke almost every motor racing record and is the most successful Formula One driver of all time. This book reveals the real Michael Schumacher through extensive first person material as well as a narrative by Sabine Kehm, a journalist, colleague and friend of Schumacher. Readers will learn about Schumacher's past, the secrets of his extraordinary success, his family, his view of other drivers and the state of F1, his opinion of controversial races and drivers, and will be given an insider's view of Ferrari.
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MOVE

Architecture in Motion - Dynamic Components and Elements

Author: Oliver Schaeffer,Michael-Marcus Vogt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034608543

Category: Architecture

Page: 248

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Dynamic components and adaptive elements are becoming increasingly important in contemporary architecture, and not just because of their visual effect. If architects and engineers are engaging more and more with the issue of movement – whether in the form of sun-tracking solar cells, lowerable walls, or intelligently programmed elevators – it’s because they are busy exploring responses to three challenges: How can we control and reduce the energy requirement of buildings? How can we expand the range of possible uses? And how can we represent, illustrate, accommodate, and control dynamic movements in buildings? Designers and builders who seek to use kinetic components face technical and design challenges that aren’t covered by traditional structural theory. For these users, this book presents the technical tools and constructional solutions that will allow them to implement these movements concretely and deploy them functionally within the domains of of "Energy," "Change of Use," and "Interaction." First it lays out the fundamentals and design principles of kinetics in architecture, technology, art, and nature in a structured manner. In a third section, forty movable elements are shown in action, each on a double page – with specially prepared phase drawings and organized by type of movement, including rotation, sliding, folding, and transformation. The international examples from noted architects range from window mechanisms to solar protection and light redirection systems, movable walls and roofs, and movable civil engineering structures.
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November's Fury

The Deadly Great Lakes Hurricane of 1913

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452940452

Category: History

Page: 240

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On Thursday, November 6, the Detroit News forecasted “moderate to brisk” winds for the Great Lakes. On Friday, the Port Huron Times-Herald predicted a “moderately severe” storm. Hourly the warnings became more and more dire. Weather forecasting was in its infancy, however, and radio communication was not much better; by the time it became clear that a freshwater hurricane of epic proportions was developing, the storm was well on its way to becoming the deadliest in Great Lakes maritime history. The ultimate story of man versus nature, November’s Fury recounts the dramatic events that unfolded over those four days in 1913, as captains eager—or at times forced—to finish the season tried to outrun the massive storm that sank, stranded, or demolished dozens of boats and claimed the lives of more than 250 sailors. This is an account of incredible seamanship under impossible conditions, of inexplicable blunders, heroic rescue efforts, and the sad aftermath of recovering bodies washed ashore and paying tribute to those lost at sea. It is a tragedy made all the more real by the voices of men—now long deceased—who sailed through and survived the storm, and by a remarkable array of photographs documenting the phenomenal damage this not-so-perfect storm wreaked. The consummate storyteller of Great Lakes lore, Michael Schumacher at long last brings this violent storm to terrifying life, from its first stirrings through its slow-mounting destructive fury to its profound aftereffects, many still felt to this day.
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Michael Schumacher

Author: James Allen

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 1472220641

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Michael Schumacher is the outstanding Formula One driver of his generation and, statistically, the greatest ever. Gifted with a rare blend of superior ability and nerve that defines a champion, for 15 seasons he has left rivals trailing in his wake, winning an unprecedented seven world drivers' championships. But he is a controversial figure, feared for his ruthless tactics, despised for using extreme methods in pursuit of his goals. THE EDGE OF GREATNESS examines Schumacher's entire career: from his first Grand Prix with Jordan to his Benetton world championships and his attempt to win back Ferrari's crown. It tells the story behind Schumacher's record five consecutive world titles, uncovers the secrets of how he has stayed at the top for so long and examines the impact of his domination on the sport. Frank, honest, adroit and in-depth - James Allen reveals the anatomy of a champion.
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Francis Ford Coppola

A Filmmaker's Life

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: 9780609806777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

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Drawing on numerous interviews with friends, enemies, colleagues, and others, a fascinating portrait of the acclaimed filmmaker follows the turbulent career of a man known both for his film masterpieces and his remarkable flops, follies, and failures. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
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Michael Schumacher

The Whole Story

Author: Christopher Hilton

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844250080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

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Michael Schumacher - the most successful Grand Prix driver of all time - remained a quiet-spoken, private family man throughout his controversial career. The global celebrity was a global stranger. This is his full story, from humble beginnings to fashioning Ferrari in his own image, from a home-made kart to his very last race in China in October 2006 and the thrilling battle for his eighth World Championship. Best-selling Formula 1 biographer Christopher Hilton draws on an immense number of sources to celebrate this unique, fascinating and turbulent career as well as revealing who the stranger really is.
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Dharma Lion

A Biography of Allen Ginsberg

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816699476

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 824

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With the sweep of an epic novel, Michael Schumacher tells the story of Allen Ginsberg and his times, with fascinating portraits of Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, and William Burroughs, among others, along with many rarely seen photographs.
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Michael Schumacher

Rise of a Genius

Author: Luc Domenjoz,David Waldron,Jean Todt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9782847071245

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 7671

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Will Eisner

A Dreamer's Life in Comics

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608190137

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 359

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Depicts the artist's career over eight decades, from the dawn of comics' Golden Age in the late 1930s to the early 21st century when Pulitzers began being awarded to graphic novels, and features interviews with his family, friends and colleagues
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Crossroads

The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806524665

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

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A biography of the Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist covers his heroin addiction, his divorce, the accidental death of his four-year-old son, and his renewed fame.
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Michael Schumacher

The Ferrari Years

Author: Christopher Hilton

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781859608296

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Lavishly illustrated and packed with information, this all-new biography of always brilliant and oftentimes controversial Formula 1 star Michael Schumacher follows the German's F1 career from his 1996 signing with Ferrari through the 1999 season. Race-by-race analyses and insights from key F1 personalities examine the sublime performances and the disgraces, the super-hero status and Ferrari's complex culture, and the repercussions of the '99 accident that resulted in a broken leg and dashed Schumacher's hopes for a third driver's title.
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Mighty Fitz

The Sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596919938

Category: History

Page: 256

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The disappearance of the Edmund Fitzgerald remains one of the great unsolved mysteries in maritime history. Michael Schumacher relays in vivid detail the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald, its many productive years on the waters of the Great Lakes, its tragic demise, the search effort and investigation, as well as the speculation and the controversy that followed in the wake of the disaster. Michael Schumacher is the author of six books. He has written 25 documentaries on Great Lakes shipwrecks, including three about the Edmund Fitzgerald. "In his ballad, Mr. Lightfoot sang about the Fitz's final tense moments, when "the waves turn minutes to hours: Now the hours have lengthened into years and years into decades-but the allure of this doomed ship and its missing men remains as strong as ever."-Wall Street Journal
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There But for Fortune

The Life of Phil Ochs

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517903541

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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The life and influence of singer Phil Ochs Phil Ochs burst onto the American music scene just as the popularity of folk music was breaking through on the national consciousness. Along with friend and rival Bob Dylan, Ochs wrote some of the most compelling topical music of his time. In There But for Fortune, Michael Schumacher explores the life and career of a singer, songwriter, and political activist whose music resonates today as much as it applied to a divided country a half-century ago. His politically charged songs were covered by Pete Seeger; Joan Baez; Gordon Lightfoot; Peter, Paul and Mary; and a host of others, and such songs as "I Ain't Marching Anymore" and "The War Is Over" became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement. He seemed to be performing everywhere, from concerts on college campuses to huge demonstrations, culminating with an appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968. But as this biography illustrates in painstaking detail, Ochs suffered from a dark side that gravely affected his life and music. Diagnosed as manic depressive, he shifted between incredible highs and debilitating lows that ultimately drove him to suicide at age 36. To piece together his life story, Schumacher interviewed Ochs's friends, family members, and fellow musicians; examined his journals and scrapbooks; and even scrutinized his FBI files. While Phil Ochs's life might have been plagued by downturn and tragedies, his music is an enduring call to activism and fighting for a better future.
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Michael Schumacher

The Definitive Illustrated Race-by-race Record of His Grand Prix Career

Author: Christopher Hilton

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9781844254507

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 351

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Here is the ultimate pictorial reference book on Michael Schumacher, the Grand Prix driver whose race record is unlikely ever to be beaten. From the author of Haynes's best-selling Michael Schumacher: The whole story, it presents a gloriously illustrated and authoritative analysis of his entire Formula 1 career. There is full statistical information for each of his 249 races, from Spa 1991 to Brazil 2006, together with dramatic action and human interest photographs.
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Al Capp

A Life to the Contrary

Author: Michael Schumacher,Denis Kitchen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608197859

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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More than thirty years have passed since Al Capp's death, and he may no longer be a household name. But at the height of his career, his groundbreaking comic strip, Li'l Abner, reached ninety million readers. The strip ran for forty-three years, spawned two movies and a Broadway musical, and originated such expressions as "hogwash" and "double-whammy." Capp himself was a familiar personality on TV and radio; as a satirist, he was frequently compared to Mark Twain. Though Li'l Abner brought millions joy, the man behind the strip was a complicated and often unpleasant person. A childhood accident cost him a leg-leading him to art as a means of distinguishing himself. His apprenticeship with Ham Fisher, creator of Joe Palooka, started a twenty-year feud that ended in Fisher's suicide. Capp enjoyed outsized publicity for a cartoonist, but his status abetted sexual misconduct and protected him from the severest repercussions. Late in life, his politics became extremely conservative; he counted Richard Nixon as a friend, and his gift for satire was redirected at targets like John Lennon, Joan Baez, and anti-war protesters on campuses across the country. With unprecedented access to Capp's archives and a wealth of new material, Michael Schumacher and Denis Kitchen have written a probing biography. Capp's story is one of incredible highs and lows, of popularity and villainy, of success and failure-told here with authority and heart.
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Quantum Processes Systems, and Information

Author: Benjamin Schumacher,Michael Westmoreland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487205

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A new and exciting approach to the basics of quantum theory, this undergraduate textbook contains extensive discussions of conceptual puzzles and over 800 exercises and problems. Beginning with three elementary 'qubit' systems, the book develops the formalism of quantum theory, addresses questions of measurement and distinguishability, and explores the dynamics of quantum systems. In addition to the standard topics covered in other textbooks, it also covers communication and measurement, quantum entanglement, entropy and thermodynamics, and quantum information processing. This textbook gives a broad view of quantum theory by emphasizing dynamical evolution, and exploring conceptual and foundational issues. It focuses on contemporary topics, including measurement, time evolution, open systems, quantum entanglement, and the role of information.
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Small Is Beautiful

Economics as if People Mattered

Author: E. F. Schumacher

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061997765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E. F. Schumacher’s classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as “Buy Locally” and “Fair Trade,” while voicing strong opposition to “casino capitalism” and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literary Supplement’s 100 Most Influential Books Since World War II, Small Is Beautiful presents eminently logical arguments for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations.
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Who Do You Think You Are ...Michael Schumacher?

Author: Ian Stafford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 009190885X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 340

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Bestselling author Ian Stafford has run, boxed, putted, rowed, wrestled and kicked balls with the finest sportsmen in the world. Which is why he finds the doubt about his driving technique particularly galling. After one too many arguments with his wife in the car, Stafford sets out to prove that he really is up there amongst the finest drivers in the world. The cast of characters reads like a Who's Who of Motor Racing: there is Bernie, Mansell and Brundle; Niki Lauda, David Coulthard and Juan Pablo Montoya; Jenson Button, Stirling Moss and Enzo Ferrari; not to mention Brad Pitt and George Clooney! But after the glamour of Monaco, the freezing temperatures of Schumacher's home town, the excitement of the first ever London Grand Prix, comes the more realistic view of life behind the wheel. Having seriously damaged his ego in a 4x4 in the States and crashed the car on a suburban school run, Stafford begins to wonder whether he hasn't bitten off more than he can chew by pledging to come face to face with Michael Schumacher. A brilliantly funny sporting adventure around the world with a much-loved writer.
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The Contest

The 1968 Election and the War for America's Soul

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816692897

Category: History

Page: 560

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A dramatic, deeply informed account of one of the most consequential elections and periods in American history 1968--rife with riots, assassinations, anti-Vietnam War protests, and realpolitik--was one of the most tumultuous years in the twentieth century, culminating in one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history. The Contest tells the story of that contentious election and that remarkable year. Bringing a fresh perspective to events that still resonate half a century later, this book is especially timely, giving us the long view of a turning point in American culture and politics. Author Michael Schumacher sets the stage with a deep look at the people with important roles in the unfolding drama: Lyndon B. Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, Eugene McCarthy, George Wallace, Richard Nixon, and especially Hubert H. Humphrey, whose papers and journals afford surprising new insights. Following these politicians in the lead-up to the primaries, through the chaotic conventions, and down the home stretch to the general election, The Contest combines biographical and historical details to create a narrative as intimate in human detail as it is momentous in scope and significance. An election year when the competing forces of law and order and social justice were on the ballot, the Vietnam War divided the country, and the liberal regime begun with Franklin D. Roosevelt was on the defensive, 1968 marked a profound shift in the nation's culture and sense of itself. Thorough in its research and spellbinding in the telling, Schumacher's book brings sharp focus to that year and its lessons for our current critical moment in American politics.
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Wreck of the Carl D.

A True Story of Loss, Survival, and Rescue at Sea

Author: Michael Schumacher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608192489

Category: History

Page: 272

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On the night of November 18, 1958, the Bradley, a 623-foot limestone carrier, was torn apart during one of the most violent storms in Lake Michigan history, sinking in less than five minutes. Only four members of the crew survived the wreck, two of whom died battling thirty-foot-high waves that night, while the other two barely survived the freezing cold water. News of the Bradley shocked the residents of Rogers City, Michigan, a hard-scrabble town of 3,800 and home to most of the ship's crew. Rogers City was dependent on the Bradley, and the ship's loss nearly crippled the town. In Wreck of the Carl D., Michael Schumacher reconstructs, in dramatic detail, the tragic accident, the perilous search and rescue mission, and the chilling aftermath for the small Michigan town that many of the victim's families called home. Publishing on the 50th anniversary of the wreck, Schumacher's dramatic follow up to Mighty Fitz is a wonderful addition to the literature of the Great Lakes and maritime history.
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