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.
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY! The Twins are excited to present - move, the first is the action series. A bonus chapter from Kneel is included!!! Lacy Knox, a marketing guru from Phoenix, has accepted a position at a high esteemed marketing firm in Chicago. Even though she has to leave her boyfriend and girlfriend, she is excited for her future in the bustling city. An expected time period between jobs prompts her to explore the United States. Equipped with her GPS, playlist, and smile, she sets off for a month of freedom. One month. That is all she´s got. Meet Thatcher Moore, the owner of a family gas service station. Thatcher is a ´´catch´´ in his small town of a little over a thousand people. He wants to drop not only his life, his dignity, but his overalls so he can be what Lacy needs. Their immediate sexual attraction gets in the way of Lacy´s plans. As they explore each other, Lacy realizes she might be in it with Thatcher for more than just lust. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nikki Diamond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032682/bk_acx0_032682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Death is the hardest puzzle to solve. Margarita Williams escaped death at a young age, but its shadow has followed her all her life. Now, amidst the chaos of a new Australian roommate and mysterious, menacing neighbors, Death has set the puzzlemaker a puzzle of her own. Someone is killing her fellow geocachers, one by one. Supersmeller Bindi Ryan left Australia to marry a man who abandoned her the minute her plane landed in Oregon. When thieves steal a local sculpture and a teenage friend is blamed, Bindi and her nose must prove him innocent and find the real culprits. But are she and Margarita working on two mysteries, or one? If they can´t solve the final puzzle, the killer will strike one final, deadly blow. What is Geocaching? From Geocaching.com: ´´Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009490/bk_acx0_009490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fun, humorous cozy mystery - with ghosts! When Laurel´s mother, Thelma, hosts a group of writers in the belief they are writing about the Holy Ghost, she is horrified to find they are, in fact, writing ghost stories. Thelma decides to go on a road trip. Her GPS cannot get her there, so she hires an escort to show her the way. This turns out to be a grave mistake. Things go south when the escort´s naked body is found in Thelma´s bedroom. Will Laurel be able to steer the police in the right direction before they arrest her mother? Or will she meet with a dead end? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tiffany Dougherty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/099533/bk_acx0_099533_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the very first moment they´re born into your arms, your kids instantly become the apple of your eyes, and you would do anything for them. But as much as you love them and would give the world to them, let´s be honest, raising a child is no quick walk in the park. There will be times of conflict, difficulty, and tension along the way - not to mention that rebellious streak of teen years. Driven by the need to get whatever they want whenever they want and the need to fit in to be cool and popular - then playing the guilt card and blaming you for not loving them enough for not giving in to their demands - can wreak havoc on any parent´s nerves. You can blame it on pop culture, but remember...you, as a parent, need to be their GPS (guided parental system), guiding them in a world they think they know into a well-respected, successful individual and a good outstanding citizen. That´s the biggest the priority of a parent and the biggest prize you can offer to your kid(s). They need you to! Here´s a peek at what you´ll find in Instant Parenting: How to be a good parent by adopting the fundamental ´´six golden rules´´ of parenting to raising children more easily and guiding them through life How to apply the ´´art of codependent parenting´´ where you and your child both have mutual respect and need each other for survival as one form of parenting styles How to improve interactions with your children by working on your ´´parental communication skills´´ so they´ll always respect and listen to you How to manage yourself and your kids when they have done something wrong against your wishes and everything you´ve taught them How to get your kids on your side, by being on their side, so they´ll always let you in on their lives without hiding any secrecy Custom practical ´´how-to´´ strategies, techniques, applications, and exercises for better parenting skills for raising kids better 1. Language: English. Narrator: The INSTANT-Series. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/043940/bk_acx0_043940_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Apple Watch Series 4 beginner-to-pro manual.If you just got an Apple Watch Series 4 and you intend to be an Apple Watch expert in 60 minutes, then this audiobook is for you. The Apple Watch 4 is designed to help anyone who wears it live a healthier life by been more active. It´s for people who want to be active throughout the day to those who work out a few times a week to athletes committed to improving their performance. Apple Watch 4 brings together the capabilities of an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in one device. It tracks a wider variety of activities because it is able to collect more types of data. It uses an accelerometer to measure your total body movement; it also has a custom sensor that measures intensity by tracking your heart rate. It also uses the GPS and Wi-Fi on the iPhone to track real-time locations and movements. The Apple Watch 4 gives you a complete picture of your daily activity - not just highlighting the quantity of movement, but the quality and frequency as well. It is designed to get to know you over time as a good personal trainer would. It does this by delivering intelligent reminders, keeping you motivated and on track. It can also suggest goals that are personal, realistic, and most importantly, achievable, which gives you a far better chance at succeeding in your daily fitness routine. This audiobook is designed as a complete beginner-to-pro manual. It also provides some hidden tips and tricks you never knew could be performed on the Apple Watch Series 4.In this manual, you will learn the following:Hardware specificationSome hidden features of Apple WatchChanging custom replies for the messaging appPinging a missing iPhone with flashlight enabledGetting screenshots of your Apple WatchSaving battery lifeSetting up emergency SOSHeart-rate monitoringCustomizing app view 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matt Granato. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/140139/bk_acx0_140139_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A woman´s corpse is discovered in a meadow. A strange combination of letters and numbers has been tattooed on the soles of her feet. Detective inspector Beatrice Kaspary from the local murder squad quickly identifies the digits as map coordinates. These lead to a series of gruesome discoveries as she and her colleague Florin Wenninger embark on a bloody trail - a modern-day scavenger hunt using GPS navigation devices to locate hidden caches. The ´´owner´´ of these unofficial, unpublished geocaches is a highly calculating and elusive fiend who leaves his victims´ body-parts sealed in plastic bags, complete with riddles that culminate in a five-stage plot. Kaspary herself becomes an unwilling pawn in the perpetrator´s game of cat and mouse as she risks all to uncover the motives behind the murderer´s actions. Five is definitely not a book for the faint-hearted, but it delivers great suspense, unexpected plot twists, and multi-dimensional characters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susannah Tyrrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021126/bk_adbl_021126_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The true blue line is not thin Now mandatory in Police academies, FTO programs, and universities! The number one law enforcement philosophy series. Written by full-time Police Detective and author Bernard Schaffer, whose new hardback novel The Thief of All Light will be available from Kensington Publications in bookstores everywhere. Whether you´re a hard luck grunt working the street or a white shirt administrator who´d need a GPS to find it, Way of the Warrior is for you. Equal parts biography and instructional guide, Way of the Warrior focuses on the core of the individual officer: the warrior spirit. It discusses how to successfully uphold the law and not lose your mind in the process. Contains information on: What it means to protect and serve Training and equipment The eight golden rules of criminal investigation The unsolvable problem of police work Police suicide The culture of law enforcement organizations And much more! This is a must listen for anyone in law enforcement but will also delight fans of thrillers, mysteries, and true crime. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100258/bk_acx0_100258_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.