A concise history of GPS, from its military origins to its commercial applications and ubiquity in everyday life. GPS is ubiquitous in everyday life. GPS mapping is standard equipment in many new cars, and geolocation services are embedded in smart phones. GPS makes Uber and Lyft possible; driverless cars won´t be able to drive without it. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Paul Ceruzzi offers a concise history of GPS, explaining how a once-obscure space technology became an invisible piece of our infrastructure, as essential to modern life as electric power or clean water. GPS relays precise time and positioning information from orbiting satellites to receivers on the ground, at sea, and in the air. It operates worldwide, and its basic signals are free, although private companies can commodify the data provided. Ceruzzi recounts the origins of GPS and its predecessor technologies, including early aircraft navigation systems and satellites. He describes the invention of GPS as a space technology in the post-Apollo, pre-Space Shuttle years and its first military and commercial uses. Ceruzzi explains how the convergence of three major technological developments - the microprocessor, the internet, and cellular telephony - enabled the development and application of GPS technology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003149/bk_gdan_003149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, cold war military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin. Since the United States’ first program to launch a satellite in the late 1950s, the nation has pursued dual paths into space - one military and secret, the other scientific and public. Among the many commercial spin-offs this approach has produced, GPS arguably boasts the greatest impact on our daily lives. Told by a son of a Navy insider - whose work helped lay the foundations for the system - and a science and technology journalist, the story chronicles the research and technological advances required for the development of GPS. The authors peek behind the scenes at pivotal events in GPS history. They note how the technology moved from the laboratory to the battlefield to the dashboard and the smartphone, and they raise the specter of how this technology and its surrounding industry affect public policy. Insights into how the system works and how it fits into a long history of advances in navigation tie into discussions of the myriad applications for GPS. Published by University of Nebraska Press. ´´A carefully researched, well written, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable book.´´ - Space Review ´´As an introduction to GPS, its history, uses, issues and concerns GPS Declassified can´t be beat.´´ - New York Journal of Books ´´Expertly weaves the story of GPS development and its ever-expanding use.´´ - Choice 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas R. Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104706/bk_acx0_104706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Obstacles and roadblocks can detour us on the way to success or even prevent us from getting there at all. GPS Your Best Life helps you determine where you are now; through practical strategies and assessments helps you clarify what you want in your personal and career lives; and shows you how to expertly navigate through hidden fears and procrastination so as to get on the road to success now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Eickhoff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050320/bk_acx0_050320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover something scientists have been trying to understand for years... the ´´true reason´´ behind intuition and psychic ability! Whether you consider yourself a beginner or advanced, Intuition & Psychic Ability: Your Spiritual GPS will answer questions you probably didn´t even know you had. In this audiobook, you will learn: What is Intuition? Psychic development. How your psychic senses are most likely already affecting you and your life. Find out how to harness and develop your own intuition & psychic ability. Packed full of information and exercises, you will begin to understand how to use your intuition and psychic ability in a way which you have never known before. You might have a psychic gift you never even knew about... until now! The purpose of this audiobook is to educate you, and help you to effectively develop this ability in such a way that will enhance your everyday life, allowing you to live your life the best way possible! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zehra Fazal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007533/bk_acx0_007533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS—and the consequent decline of privacy.What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscience—or how we came to know exactly where we are at all times. In a sweeping history of the development of location technology in the past century, Bray shows how radio signals created to carry telegraph messages were transformed into invisible beacons to guide ships and how a set of rapidly-spinning wheels steered submarines beneath the polar icecap. But while most of these technologies were developed for and by the military, they are now ubiquitous in our everyday lives. Our phones are now smart enough to pinpoint our presence to within a few feet—and nosy enough to share that information with governments and corporations. Filled with tales of scientists and astronauts, inventors and entrepreneurs, You Are Here tells the story of how humankind ingeniously solved one of its oldest and toughest problems—only to herald a new era in which it’s impossible to hide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Yen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017459/bk_adbl_017459_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Women around the globe often struggle to maintain a work/life balance that doesn’t make them feel guilty for spending time away from their families or inadequate for not working harder at their jobs. Atara Malach’s new book is a roadmap to guide women on their parenting and career journeys.Based on Atara’s proven program for parenting with authority, trust, and love, listeners will learn practical techniques for regaining the proper balance within their families and their careers. These tried-and-true principles will help women build healthy parent/child relationships while minimizing those nagging feelings of frustration and resentment that come with being a modern working mother. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jk Gregg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150488/bk_acx0_150488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you are a marketing agency owner or hold a leadership position in a marketing agency, this audio book is the exact roadmap you need to grow, scale, and eventually sell your marketing agency. Regardless of the type of marketing services your agency provides - digital, creative, advertising or a social media marketing - the timeless principles in my book are proven to accelerate the growth of any marketing agency.Listening to this audiobook will help you improve your ability to run a successful digital marketing agency. You will learn: Eight step project management system Eliminate scope creep forever Legos productization pricing modelBuild it once, sell it thousands of times agency sales & marketing automation systemTen step niche down process Niche with confidence lead harvesting methodology Eliminate the peaks and valley´s of chasing leads proposal delivery system Close big deals faster with my proposal template and delivery system and more....Why did I write Agency Success Roadmap? I wrote this book to provide a real-world roadmap that empowers both existing and future agency owners with a proven guidance system that allows them to achieve Growth, Profit, and Success as rapidly as possible. All of this is intended to help them achieve their version of the American Dream so they can spend more time with family and friends. Regardless of what types of services you offer or niche you serve, if you follow the steps in this audiobook, your agency will run substantially smoother, it will generate higher profits, and it will allow you to delegate with confidence while enjoying your time with friends or family.If you are serious about taking your marketing agency to the next level or looking to graduate from freelancer to marketing agency owner, the Agency Success Roadmap is guaranteed to substantially speed up the learning curve. This boo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Hauck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/149062/bk_acx0_149062_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.