Techniques of Close Reading is a brief, supplemental text that trains students in an ability to see what texts--be they written, oral, visual, or mediated--may be saying. Renown scholar and teacher Barry Brummett explains and explores the various ways to "read" messages (speeches, cartoons, magazine ads, etc.), teaching students the ability to see deeper levels of meaning and to share those insights with others. Techniques of Close Reading differs from other books in rhetorical criticism, textual analysis, or critical thinking by: - Focusing on the act and techniques of criticism rather than on schools of thought, grand theories, and specific methods, thus helping students to engage in the act of critical close reading in ways that are congenial to a wide range of methods (for that reason, it is highly adaptable to other texts currently in use that are focused on specific methods) - Explaining the relationships among theory, methods, and techniques of rhetorical criticism - Examining the ethics and risk of doing and reading rhetorical criticism via plenty of examples, figures, and exercises taken from everyday life
Following the publication of Tall But True Tractor Tales the author has unearthed 50 more stories related to tractors and farm machines (more tall but true tales) and those who work with them. Most of the individuals whose mishaps and misadventures with machinery appear in this book have agreed to allow the world to share and laugh at their misfortune. The author has responded to the challenge of illustrating these events with cartoons and photographs.
The Ultimate Guide to Rebuilding and Restoring N-Series and Later Tractors 1939-1962
Author: Tharran E Gaines
To the admirer of farm machinery in all its gritty splendor, the tractor is more than the mechanical workhorse of the modern field. It is a testament to American know-how, a work of mechanical art truly in the American grain. Among these hard-working machines, Ford tractors hold a special place after nearly a century of bringing innovation, dependability, and good old American muscle to farms and fields worldwide. This book provides a hands-on guide to restoring these venerable machines from the ground up, from the first models made to those produced as recently as 1965. With hundreds of full-color photographs, the guide is not just clear and easy-to-follow, but also a feast for the eyes for tractor aficionados. Beginning at the beginning--how to choose and buy your tractor--Tharran Gaines takes readers through step-by-step directions for the complete restoration of Fordson, Ford-Ferguson, and Ford tractors. In straightforward terms he covers everything from troubleshooting and disassembly to engine and gearbox rebuilds, electrical work, reassembly, painting, and post-restoration care and maintenance. Informative photographs and proven tips, techniques, and money-saving advice from experienced restorers make the book an invaluable resource for amateur mechanic and professional alike. Also included is an appendix listing sources for parts, decals, tires, etc., as well as addresses for tractor clubs and collector associations.
In typical Dick Morley fashion, the Father of the PLC doesnA't hold back expressing his views on a world undergoing major technological change. From start to finish, this easy-to-read book reveals DickA's strong opinions on technological analysis, predictive success, and some theory regarding marketing in engineering and industry, as well as a little food for thought on PLCs. Any proposed plans seldom survive such an autopsy. Dick skewers conventional wisdom and provides insight into his unique reality. He strongly recommends you have two cups of coffee before digesting his latest thought-provoking prose. Good luck! A"There are plenty of people who write about the future and technological changes. Morley not only writes about the future, heA's helped create it. HeA's not only analyzed changes, heA's driven them. HeA's one of the few, not the plenty.A" "Gary S. Vasilash, Editorial Director" Automotive Design & Production, Time Compression A"Morley brings back memories of minicomputers, drum memories and clunky computers from my own past. This is a literary explosion of brilliant observations, from the mind of a man who has always been 10 years ahead of the rest of us.A" "Rich Merritt, former Technical editor of" InTech," " I&CS," and" Control "magazines" A"Conversations with Dick are always edgy. Either you are on the edge of your seat eagerly anticipating the next revelation, or Dick is making you think hard about how what is being said can or will affect you. "Techshock" will do that, too, by taking you out of your comfort zone A-- making you look at technology, how you apply it, how it affects you and does it need to? This book may not be a comfortable read but it is a fun way to prepare yourself for the potential A'next big thing.A'A" "Ian Verhappen, Industrial Networks Consultant/Specialist" A"Typical Morley writing A-- tugs on the brain some and leaves you with a smile at the same time. I highly recommend this book.A" "Rick Caldwell, President, SCADAware, Inc."