Spare Parts

Spare Parts

Spare Parts

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Joshua Davis
Publisher : FSG Originals
Release : 2014-12-02
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780374712655


Spare Parts

Spare Parts

Paul Craddock's Spare Parts offers an original look at the history of medicine itself through the rich, compelling, and delightfully macabre story of transplant surgery from ancient times to the present day. How did an architect help pioneer blood transfusion in the 1660's? Why did eighteenth-century dentists buy the live teeth of poor children? And what role did a sausage skin and an enamel bath play in making kidney transplants a reality? 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, Spare Parts explores how transplant surgery constantly tested the boundaries between human, animal, and machine, and continues to do so today. Witty, entertaining, and illuminating, Spare Parts shows us that the history - and future - of transplant surgery is tied up with questions about not only who we are, but also what we are, and what we might become.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Paul Craddock
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release : 2022-05-10
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781250280336


Maintenance And Spare Parts Management

Maintenance And Spare Parts Management

This well-received text, designed for the students of MBA, BTech (Mechanical Engineering and Industrial and Production Engineering) and MTech (Industrial Engineering and Management), has been revised and reorganized in its second edition. The book, divided into six sections, deals with the concepts of core maintenance and related auxiliary functions, core spares issues, related auxiliary spares functions, caselets and policy cases. This research-based study attempts to impart a comprehensive knowledge of maintenance and spare parts management, particularly in the Indian context. Illustrations, tables, caselets, cases and presentation of several topics in A-Z points add pedagogic value to the text.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author : P. GOPALAKRISHNAN
Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 2013-04-08
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9788120347397


Spare Parts

Spare Parts

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Author : Sally Rogers-Davidson
Publisher : Lulu.com
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Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781471095382


Spare Dog Parts

Spare Dog Parts

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.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Alison Hughes
Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
Release : 2016-01-26
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 9781459807068


Defense Acquisitions Prices Of Navy Aviation Spare Parts Have Increased Report To The Chairman And Ranking Minority Member Subcommittee On Readiness And Management Support Committee On Armed Services U S Senate

Defense Acquisitions Prices Of Navy Aviation Spare Parts Have Increased Report To The Chairman And Ranking Minority Member Subcommittee On Readiness And Management Support Committee On Armed Services U S Senate

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Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release :
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781428970748


Management Of Dod S High Dollar Spare Parts Breakout Program

Management Of Dod S High Dollar Spare Parts Breakout Program

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Genre : Government purchasing
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Legislation and National Security Subcommittee
Publisher :
Release : 1983
Total Pages : 153 Pages
ISBN : UCR:31210024767335


Review Of The Spare Parts Procurement Practices Of The Department Of Defense

Review Of The Spare Parts Procurement Practices Of The Department Of Defense

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Genre : Government publications
Author : United States. Office of Federal Procurement Policy
Publisher :
Release : 1984
Total Pages : 172 Pages
ISBN : UIUC:30112105082660


Management Of The Department Of Defense Purchasing Of Spare Parts And Support Equipment November 2 1983

Management Of The Department Of Defense Purchasing Of Spare Parts And Support Equipment November 2 1983

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Genre : Defense contracts
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs
Publisher :
Release : 1983
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : LOC:00172123740


Inquiry Into The Procurement Of Automotive Spare Parts By The United States Government

Inquiry Into The Procurement Of Automotive Spare Parts By The United States Government

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Genre : Automobiles
Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments
Publisher :
Release : 1952
Total Pages : 966 Pages
ISBN : LOC:00123218681