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Culture on Two Wheels: The Bicycle in Literature and FilmBicycles have more cultural identities than many realize, functioning not only as literal vehicles in a text but also as “vehicles” for that text’s themes, ideas, and critiques. In the late nineteenth century the bicycle was seen as a way for the wealthy urban elite to reconnect with nature and for women to gain a measure of personal freedom, while during World War II it became a utilitarian tool of the French Resistance and in 1970s China stood for wealth and modernization. Lately it has …

Two Wheels on Two Reels: A History of Biker MoviesFor better or worse, the primary images most non-riders have of motorcyclists come from Hollywood. These images either reflect or exaggerate the reality of the two-wheeled experience. Writer and motorcyclist Mike Seate explores and explains the myths and misconceptions of riders and riding from the post-WWII restlessness of Marlon Brando’s Wild One to Britain’s Mods and Rockers battles, to the chopper operas of the sixties to today. Takes a long, critical look at the hits and misses of the biker…

Adventures on the Wheels of Steel: The Rise of the Superstar DJsDJs like Fatboy Slim, Sasha and Paul Oakenfold are the new pop stars: high priests in the rapidly expanding world of dance music. Drawing on many nights out, this is DJ Dave Haslam’s fascinating collection of portraits of the major players.Dave Haslam travels Britain to meet clubbers and promoters: hangs out with Sasha in Glasgow, Fatboy Slim in Nottingham, Paul van Dyk in Cardiff, Norman Jay at the Southport Soul Weekender, and Lottie in Newcastle. He meets influential DJs like Pete Tong, pione…

A Game of Thrones #2 Alex Ross First Printing CoverGeorge R. R. Martin’s monumental fantasy epic continues in this dazzlingly wrought graphic novel adaptation. In the second volume of A Game of Thrones, the irresistible plot thickens and the spellbinding magic of a master storyteller deepens. For Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, a new role now beckons: Hand of the King-a position of power second only to his majesty himself. But is a life at court, in luxurious King’s Landing, any life for a hardened man of action like St…

Community/Public Health Nursing Practice - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card): Health for Families and Populations, 5eA unique chapter on screening and referral details the process of early detection of disease, a significant responsibility of community/public health nursing. Coverage of the community as client includes each step of the nursing process as applied to the community. Family coverage emphasizes the importance of viewing the family as a singular client. A chapter on community assessment provides a complete assessment tool, with application to two different types of communities. Healthy People 2010 …

The Happy Bicycle: Make 15 Stylish Bike Accessories with Hemma DesignFor cyclists who want to take their style into high gear, The Happy Bicycle, by Kathy McGee of Hemma Design, comprises a collection of 15 bicycle accessories that are functional and fun. Irresistibly charming, this book offers full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions for helmet covers, totes, embellished bells, baskets, and more. After all, shouldn’t a bike look as good as it rides? …