Author: Riccardo Vessa
Publisher: Riccardo Vessa
Da Sonic a Super Mario, da Street Fighter a Final Fantasy, da Zelda a Wonder Boy, un viaggio nel mondo dei videogiochi attraverso la sua estetica, la sua poetica e il suo design. Corredato da oltre 80 immagini e strutturato in brevi capitoli, Silicon Arcadia scandaglia il mondo dei video game come forma d’arte innovativa, figlia del lavoro di personalità geniali alle prese con le sfide tecniche della loro epoca. Dagli Stati Uniti al Giappone, dal Mega Drive a Steam, un percorso sorprendente lungo tre decadi di storia dell’intrattenimento elettronico in un intrecciarsi di vicende economiche, tecnologiche e creative che hanno segnato l’immaginario di milioni di persone.
Author: Robin Chapman
Publisher: History Press (SC)
A history of Santa Clara Valley apricot production spanning from the late nineteenth century until the mid twentieth century.
Author: Dr. Linda Morris PhD, APN, CCNS, Dr. M. Sherif Afifi MD, FCCM, FCCP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"...an excellent overview of the care of tracheostomy patients. Because of its simplicity yet depth of information, it is a great resource for any health-care professional who deals with tracheostomy patients, including non-otolaryngologist physicians, respiratory therapists, speech-language pathologists, and nurses."--Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology "The aim of this book is to provide a complete guide to tracheostomies for the multidisciplinary team, and it achieves this aim admirably...I would highly recommend this book for critical care departmental libraries, and for those individuals who have a particular interest in the management of the patient with a tracheostomy."--Anaesthesia "The authors have compiled a comprehensive review of all aspects of tracheostomy highlighted by an exhaustive appraisal of all appliances currently available for its implementation and management. The book can serve as a one-stop reference for the selection of tracheostomy devices..."--Annals of Thoracic Surgery "[This book] is easily readable and does give insight into some of the more complex issues in placing and handling tracheostomies...it is a publication that healthcare providers would benefit from reading."--Critical Care Medicine "Certainly, Tracheostomies, The Complete Guide covers the subject concisely. The book is practical and portable. It would serve well as a reference for anesthesiologists, and should be included in a departmental library."--Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology "[This] book is a great resource for anyone involved in the care of tracheostomy patients. The text not only provides the reader with a general understanding of the procedure and available options, but also gives a glimpse into prevention and management of the myriad issues that can arise in a patient with tracheostomy."--Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery This book is a comprehensive reference to help manage the multitude of issues that arise with tracheostomy patients--from the surgical procedure to the perioperative period, and from intensive care to recovery and rehabilitation. This book is practical and readily useable by a number of health care professionals from nurses and anesthesiologists to general surgeons, physiatrists, and many more. The chapter authors closely detail each procedure, providing step-by-step guidelines for practice, including choosing and fitting tubes and restoring the voice. This one-stop reference presents the fine details of daily care of patients with tracheostomies to help health care practitioners make appropriate decisions and educate their patients. Key topics: The tracheostomy procedure: timing, preoperative management, and surgical technique Types of tracheostomy tubes and related appliances Care of the tracheostomy patient: oral care, nutrition, and home care Special considerations for the child with a tracheostomy Complications and emergency procedures
Author: Sam Shueh
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Nestled at the south end of San Francisco Bay, there lies a fertile valley. Cradled by the ancient Diablo and Santa Cruz Mountain ranges, the region spans much of the Santa Clara Valley, curling north from Menlo Park into Palo Alto. At its eastern gateway lies Milpitas and in the south is the Evergreen area, in the shadow of Mount Hamilton. The heart of the valley is San Jose. For many years, each spring, fruit trees produced flower blossoms as far as the eye could see. After World War II, veterans returned home, attended local engineering schools, and quickly became engaged in electronics and aeronautics development. The discovery of semiconductors and computer and Internet technologies radically altered the area, sped its momentum, and earned it its title--the Silicon Valley--now arguably the world's preeminent center for technological advances. Like the seismic waves that created the region, the valley's economic peaks and plunges have shaped the lives of its residents, but they continue to look to the future, developing new technologies to advance mankind.
Author: Nicholas Perry, Kimberly Chan
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Known today as a leading center of technological innovation, Mountain View's modern Silicon Valley landscape hides a rich history stretching back to the 1850s.
Author: Colleen Medlock
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Presents a pictorial history of the city that showcases its famous early settlers, historical buildings, modes of transportation, religious life, and social activities.
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Los Altos would never have existed if not for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Since the 1850s, Los Altos, Spanish for “heights” or “foothills,” was the name generally applied to the two ranchos (San Antonio and La Purisima Concepcion) between Palo Alto and Mountain View southwest of El Camino Real. In 1906, visionaries Paul Shoup, who worked for the railroad, and Walter Clark, a Mountain View real estate developer, saw the potential to turn Sarah Winchester’s ranch near Stanford University into an ideal San Francisco suburb. They would capitalize on new commuters—those who wanted to live in comfort in the country but work in the city. Slowly, a new town grew in influence well beyond its original Altos Land Company plat, realizing tremendous post–World War II expansion. Now two communities solidly embedded in Silicon Valley, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills share a school system, downtown shopping, libraries, and water system, as well as a history of interesting people.
Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.
The fertile Santa Clara Valley--once called the Valley of Heart's Delight and later Silicon Valley--has long been home to a substantial Chinese population. Like other immigrants, they arrived seeking opportunity and armed with survival instincts and the ability to persevere, but the struggles they faced were unique. From 1866 to 1931, five distinct Chinatowns existed in San Jose, each one devastated by mysterious fires or stifled by unjust laws. Early Chinese in the region labored relentlessly, building railroads and levees and toiling as laundrymen, grocers, cooks, servants, field hands, and factory workers. In the 20th century, new industries replaced agriculture, and an influx of Chinese invigorated the valley with innovative ideas, helping it emerge as a leader in technology.
Author: Brian Tom, Lawrence Tom
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Marysville's Chinatown was once one of the most important Chinatowns in America. The early Chinese settlers called Marysville Sanfow, or "the third city," meaning the third city by river to the goldfields. Two of the first four Chinese American judges in California were from Marysville as was the first Chinese American elected to the San Francisco Board of Education. The Marysville Chinatown was among the first Chinatowns built in California's Gold Country and is the only one to survive to this day. Because of this, it is possible to view the full panorama of Chinese-American history through the viewpoint of this one Chinatown.
Author: Iain Pears
From the author of the international best seller An Instance of the Fingerpost, Arcadia is an astonishing work of imagination. In Cold War England, Professor Henry Lytten, having renounced a career in espionage, is writing a fantasy novel that dares to imagine a world less fraught than his own. He finds an unlikely confidante in Rosie, an inquisitive young neighbor who, while chasing after Lytten's cat one day, stumbles through a doorway in his cellar and into a stunning and unfamiliar bucolic landscape—remarkably like the fantasy world Lytten is writing about. There she meets a young boy named Jay who is about to embark on a journey that will change both their lives. Elsewhere, in a distopian society where progress is controlled by a corrupt ruling elite, the brilliant scientist Angela Meerson has discovered the potential of a powerful new machine. When the authorities come knocking, she will make an important decision—one that will reverberate through all these different lives and worlds.
For centuries, California's environment has nurtured remarkable people. Ohlone Lope Inigo found a way to protect his family in troubled times on the shores of San Francisco Bay. Pioneer Juana Briones made a fortune from her rancho yet took the time to care for those in need. Innovator Thomas Foon Chew discovered a climate for success, in spite of the obstacles. Around the region that became Silicon Valley, filmmaker Charlie Chaplin found inspiration, poet Robert Louis Stevenson uncovered adventure and Sarah Winchester built a house that would intrigue people long after she was gone. Author Robin Chapman shares fascinating tales of those who exemplify the enterprising spirit of the Golden State.
Attracted by the mild climate and abundance of fertile land, Italians came to the Santa Clara Valley from all regions of Italy, including Sicily, Calabria, Basilicata, Tuscany, and Piedmont. Beginning in the 1880s, the "Eden of the World" beckoned Italian immigrants as farmers, ranchers, orchardists, vegetable growers, and winemakers. Italian men, women, and children filled the numerous canneries and packinghouses supplying the rest of the nation with fresh produce. Once the largest ethnic group in the valley, Italians' impact on the region has been profound, yet is often overlooked. The photographs in this book present a special glimpse into the lives of a people whose irrepressible optimism, kindness, and can-do spirit overcame the challenges and obstacles put before them.
San Jose's Historic Downtown
Author: Lauren Miranda Gilbert, Bob Johnson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
San Jose is the "Capital of the Silicon Valley," the high-rise, economic engine of advanced technology. Yet it was once a verdant valley, inhabited by wildlife, waterfowl, and the native Ohlone people. The Spanish who founded California's first civilian settlement here in 1777 named it for Saint Joseph, the patron saint of the Spanish Expedition. Their farms fed the soldiers at the Monterey and San Francisco presidios, beginning an agricultural industry that thrived for nearly 200 years. Although serving briefly as California's first state capital, for many decades downtown was the somewhat sleepy commercial center of the Santa Clara Valley. A housing and population expansion that began in the 1950s exploded with San Jose's rebirth as a technological mecca.