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♠Book: Spare Parts
♣Author: Joshua Davis
♥Publisher: FSG Originals
♦Release: 2014-12-02
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages: 240
✸ISBN: 9780374712655
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: 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.

♠Book: Spare Parts
♣Author: Joshua Davis
♥Publisher: Macmillan
♦Release: 2014-12-02
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages: 240
✸ISBN: 9780374183370
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Tells the story of how, with the help of two inspiring science teachers, four undocumented Mexican immigrants in Arizona put together an underwater robot from scavenged parts and went on to win the National Underwater Robotics Competition at UC Santa Barbara.

♠Book: Spare Parts
♣Author: Joshua Davis
♥Publisher: Harper Collins
♦Release: 2014-12-30
★Genre: Biography & Autobiography
☘Pages: 240
✸ISBN: 9781443436052
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: The true story of four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix and how they took on the best from MIT in the National Underwater Robotics Championship The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by George Lopez, directed by Sean McNamara, and starring Marissa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Michael Quezada, and George Lopez, La Vida Robot is an underdog story about four undocumented Mexican-American teenagers from Phoenix who form a robotics team. With $800, used car parts, and a dream, they build an underwater robot that wins the national robotics competition, taking down reigning champion MIT.

♠Book: Spare Parts From Campus to Combat
♣Author: Buzz Williams
♥Publisher: Penguin
♦Release: 2004-03-08
★Genre: History
☘Pages: 336
✸ISBN: 1101218312
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: A compelling look into the world of reservists--more than just the "spare parts" of our nation's military--as seen through one manís transformation from weekend warrior to combat marine In 1989, Buzz Williams walked into a marine recruiting office to follow in the footsteps of the deceased older brother he grew up idolizing by signing up to join the Marine Reserves. Over the course of the next year, he would earn money to pay his college tuition by devoting one weekend a month and two full weeks in the summer to the grueling and often dangerous rigors of military training, while enduring the jarring readjustment that occurred each time he returned to civilian life. But Williams had no idea that even the newest reservists could find themselves on the frontlines of a battlefield in a matter of weeks. On August 2, 1990--the day that he graduated from Light Armored Vehicle School--Saddam Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait, and Williams' life would change forever. Spare Parts tells the story of Williams' harrowing deployment to the Persian Gulf, where he would be thrust into battle only 38 days after being called up. Enduring both the condescension of full-time Marines and the danger of his limited training, he managed to form a core group that the struggles to gain respect from a military machine that viewed them as mere "spare parts." In gripping, you-are-there detail, Williams brings to life the physical and emotional trials he would face on the killing fields of Kuwait--where some of the woefully underprepared Marines are able to rise to the challenge and others are broken by the horrors of battle. A powerful portrait of one man's experience in battle--and of the reservists who stand ready to leave civilian life to defend our nation at a moment's notice--Spare Parts adds a moving new perspective to the literature of war.

♠Book: Spare Parts
♣Author: Ken Hada
♥Publisher: Mongrel Empire Press
♦Release: 2010-01
★Genre: Nature
☘Pages: 108
✸ISBN: 9780980168440
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: These poems, acting as spare parts in themselves, go into the making of one smooth-running, powerful engine. --Diane Glancy, author of Pushing the Bear In these poignant poems, Hada probes the natural and human worlds with equal candor, forcefulness, and literary artistry. His canvas is broad, and he paints it with rare compassion, grit, and unblinking emotional honesty. This is a book to read and return to, again and again, for the little triumphs necessary to sustain us through the tragedies of our lives. --Larry D. Thomas 2008 Texas Poet Laureate & Member, Texas Institute of Letters

♠Book: Maintenance and Spare Parts Management
♣Author: P. GOPALAKRISHNAN
♥Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
♦Release: 2013-04-08
★Genre: Technology & Engineering
☘Pages: 400
✸ISBN: 9788120347397
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: 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.

♠Book: Spare and Found Parts
♣Author: Sarah Maria Griffin
♥Publisher: HarperCollins
♦Release: 2016-10-04
★Genre: Young Adult Fiction
☘Pages: 416
✸ISBN: 9780062408907
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Nell Crane has never held a boy’s hand. In a city devastated by an epidemic, where survivors are all missing parts—an arm, a leg, an eye—Nell has always been an outsider. Her father is the famed scientist who created the biomechanical limbs that everyone now uses. But she’s the only one with her machinery on the inside: her heart. Since the childhood operation, she has ticked. Like a clock, like a bomb. And as her community rebuilds, everyone is expected to contribute to the society’s good . . . but how can Nell live up to her father’s revolutionary ideas when she has none of her own? Then she finds a lost mannequin’s hand while salvaging on the beach, and inspiration strikes. Can Nell build her own companion in a world that fears advanced technology? The deeper she sinks into this plan, the more she learns about her city—and her father, who is hiding secret experiments of his own. Sarah Maria Griffin’s haunting literary debut will entrance fans of Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking series, Paolo Bacigalupi’s Ship Breaker, and Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven.

♠Book: Spare Parts
♣Author: Wendy B. Murphy
♥Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
♦Release: 2001-01-01
★Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
☘Pages: 160
✸ISBN: 0761313559
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Discusses historic and modern devices and other means of replacing damaged or missing parts in humans, including organ transplants, genetic engineering, and computer-engineered limbs.

♠Book: Spare Parts for People
♣Author: Margery Facklam
♥Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books
♦Release: 1987
★Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
☘Pages: 143
✸ISBN: 0152774106
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Discusses current accomplishments in the field of replacing parts in the human body, including organ transplants, artificial organs and implants, and artificial joints and limbs.

♠Book: Spare Parts
♣Author: Sally Rogers-Davidson
♥Publisher: Lulu.com
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✸ISBN: 9781471095382
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


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