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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00
Ryan Bingham?s job as a Career Transition Counselor?he fires people?has kept him airborne for years. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls ?Airworld,? finding contentment within pressurized cabins, anonymous hotel rooms, and a wardrobe of wrinkle-free slacks. With a letter of resignation... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 13.95
Mason LaVerle is a young man on a mission?a mission to save his people?s way of life. Mason was raised in a tiny, isolated Montanan sect, the church of the Aboriginal Fulfilled Apostles. But the Apostles face a dwindling membership, so Mason is sent on an outreach operation to bring back converts?specifically brides. As he discovers shopping malls,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95
Before AidSat I had no self, no soul. I was a billing address. A credit score. I had a TV, a computer, a phone, a car, an apartment, some furniture, and a health-club locker. Then AidSat hired me and gave me a life. And not just one life. Hundreds of them, thousands. Kent Selkirk is an operator at AidSat, an omni-present subscriber service ready... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
A New York Times Notable Book A Daily Beast Best Book of the Year A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year From elementary school on, Walter Kirn knew how to stay at the top of his class: He clapped erasers, memorized answer keys, and parroted his teachers? pet theories. But when he launched himself eastward to an Ivy League university, Kirn... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 6.99
Ryan Bingham's job as a Career Transition Counselor (he fires people) has kept him airborne for years. He hates his job, but he loves 'Airworld', finding happiness in pressurized cabins and anonymous hotel rooms, and pursuing a noble ultimate goal: one million frequent flier miles. With sharp wit, and wisdom, Up in the Air combines brilliant social... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95
This eighties-centric, Ritalin-fueled, pitch-perfect comic novel by a writer to watch brings energy and originality to the classic Midwestern coming-of-age story.Meet Justin Cobb, "the King Kong of oral obsessives" (as his dentist dubs him) and the most appealingly bright and screwed-up fictional adolescent since Holden Caulfield donned his hunter's... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 10.99
In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then a young novelist struggling with fatherhood and a dissolving marriage - set out on a peculiar, fateful errand: to personally deliver a crippled hunting dog from an animal shelter in Montana to the New York apartment of one Clark Rockefeller, a secretive young banker and art collector. Thus began a fifteen-year... more...
- Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 54.91
The publication investigates the opportunities for upgrading the spatial structure of apartments created during the post-war building boom between 1960 and 1970. The authors analyze typical existing layouts in the context of social developments which, in recent decades, have led to significant changes in the form of living and in the structure of... more...
- Birkhäuser 2016; US$ 54.91
Das Buch zeigt wie Grundrisse aus den 1960er- und 1970er-Jahren durch kleine, intelligente Eingriffe an die heutigen Anforderungen der Bewohner angepasst werden können. Im Forschungsprojekt ?PixelPlan' des KIT wurde hierzu der Wohnungsbestand analysiert, um konstruktive, typologische und energetische Potenziale aufzuzeigen. Die Minimaleingriffe... more...