2020-09-15

Blackout

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  • Full Title : Blackout
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1982133295
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It’s time for a black exit. Political activist and social media star Candace Owens addresses the many ways that Democrat Party policies hurt, rather than help, the African American community, and why she and many others are turning right. Black Americans have long been shackled to the Democrats. Seeing no viable alternative, they have watched liberal politicians take the black vote for granted without pledging anything in return. In Blackout, Owens argues that this automatic allegiance is both illogical and unearned. She contends that the Democrat Party has a long history of racism and exposes the ideals that hinder the black community’s ability to rise above poverty, live independent and successful lives, and be an active part of the American Dream. Instead, Owens offers up a different ideology by issuing a challenge: It’s time for a major black exodus. From dependency, from victimhood, from miseducation—and the Democrat Party, which perpetuates all three. Owens explains that government assistance is a double-edged sword, that the Left dismisses the faith so important to the black community, that Democrat permissiveness toward abortion disproportionately affects black babies, that the #MeToo movement hurts black men, and much more. Weaving in her personal story, which ushered her from a roach-infested low-income apartment to1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, she demonstrates how she overcame her setbacks and challenges despite the cultural expectation that she should embrace a victim mentality. Well-researched and intelligently argued, Blackout lays bare the myth that all black people should vote Democrat—and shows why turning to the right will leave them happier, more successful, and more self-sufficient.


2018-08-13

Blackout (Crossbreed Series: Book 5)

By Dannika Dark
  • Full Title : Blackout (Crossbreed Series: Book 5)
  • Author : Dannika Dark
  • Publisher : Dannika Dark
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 339
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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2020-09-25

Total Blackout (A Jack Tate SAS Thriller, Book 1)

By Alex Shaw
  • Full Title : Total Blackout (A Jack Tate SAS Thriller, Book 1)
  • Author : Alex Shaw
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN Code : 0008412251
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The start of a gripping new crime thriller series introducing ex-SAS trooper Jack Tate! Perfect for fans of James Deegan, Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney ‘Looking for breakneck pace and a relentless hero? Alex Shaw has you covered’ James Swallow ‘Total Blackout gripped from page one and didn’t let go’ Stephen Leather


2014-07-10

Real-Time Stability in Power Systems

By Savu C. Savulescu
  • Full Title : Real-Time Stability in Power Systems
  • Author : Savu C. Savulescu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319066803
  • Pages : 412
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This pioneering volume has been updated and enriched to reflect the state-of-the-art in blackout prediction and prevention. It documents and explains background and algorithmic aspects of the most successful steady-state, transient and voltage stability solutions available today in real-time. It also describes new, cutting-edge stability applications of synchrophasor technology, and captures industry acceptance of metrics and visualization tools that quantify and monitor the distance to instability. Expert contributors review a broad spectrum of additionally available techniques, such as trajectory sensitivities, ensuring this volume remains the definitive resource for industry practitioners and academic researchers in this critical area of power system operations.


2017-05-22

Scarborough

By Catherine Hernandez
  • Full Title : Scarborough
  • Author : Catherine Hernandez
  • Publisher : arsenal pulp press
  • ISBN Code : 1551526786
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Scarborough, a low-income urban neighborhood, three kids struggle to rise above poverty, abuse, and a system that consistently fails them. The adults in their lives either rise to the occasion or fall by the wayside; together, they make up a troubled yet inspired community that refuses to be undone.


2018-06-06

The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939–1945

By Marc Wiggam
  • Full Title : The Blackout in Britain and Germany, 1939–1945
  • Author : Marc Wiggam
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319754718
  • Pages : 131
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is the first major study of the blackout in the Second World War. Developing a comparative history of this system of civil defense in Britain and Germany, it begins by exploring how the blackout was planned for in both countries, and how the threat of aerial bombing framed its development. It then examines how well the blackout was adhered to, paying particular regard to the tension between its military value and the difficulties it caused civilians. The book then moves on to discuss how the blackout undermined the perception of security on the home front, especially for women. The final chapter examines the impact of the blackout on industry and transport. Arguing that the blackout formed an integral part in mobilising and legitimating British and German wartime discourses of community, fairness and morality, the book explores its profound impact on both countries.


2020-09-04

Beyond the World's End

By T. J. Demos
  • Full Title : Beyond the World's End
  • Author : T. J. Demos
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1478012250
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In Beyond the World's End T. J. Demos explores cultural practices that provide radical propositions for living in a world beset by environmental and political crises. Rethinking relationships between aesthetics and an expanded political ecology that foregrounds just futurity, Demos examines how contemporary artists are diversely addressing urgent themes, including John Akomfrah's cinematic entanglements of racial capitalism with current environmental threats, the visual politics of climate refugees in work by Forensic Architecture and Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman, and moving images of Afrofuturist climate justice in projects by Arthur Jafa and Martine Syms. Demos considers video and mixed-media art that responds to resource extraction in works by Angela Melitopoulos, Allora & Calzadilla, and Ursula Biemann, as well as the multispecies ecologies of Terike Haapoja and Public Studio. Throughout Demos contends that contemporary intersections of aesthetics and politics, as exemplified in the Standing Rock #NoDAPL campaign and the Zad's autonomous zone in France, are creating the imaginaries that will be crucial to building a socially just and flourishing future.


2017-06-06

Blackout

By Marc Elsberg
  • Full Title : Blackout
  • Author : Marc Elsberg
  • Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1492654426
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Fast, tense, thrilling — and timely: this will happen one day. Highly recommended." —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series This is no accident. This is no act of God. This is Blackout. A terrifyingly plausible million-copy selling debut disaster thriller. When the lights go out one night, no one panics. Not yet. The lights always come back on soon, don't they? Surely it's a glitch, a storm, a malfunction. But something seems strange about this night. Across Europe, controllers watch in disbelief as electrical grids collapse. There is no power, anywhere. A former hacker and activist, Piero investigates a possible cause of the disaster. The authorities don't believe him, and he soon becomes a prime suspect himself. With the United States now also at risk, Piero goes on the run with Lauren Shannon, a young American CNN reporter based in Paris, desperate to uncover who is behind the attacks. After all, the power doesn't just keep the lights on—it keeps us alive.


2012-05-22

Blackout

By Mira Grant
  • Full Title : Blackout
  • Author : Mira Grant
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • ISBN Code : 0316202185
  • Pages : 672
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The explosive conclusion to the Newsflesh trilogy from New York Times bestseller Mira Grant. Rise up while you can. -- Georgia Mason The year was 2014. The year we cured cancer. The year we cured the common cold. And the year the dead started to walk. The year of the Rising. The year was 2039. The world didn't end when the zombies came, it just got worse. Georgia and Shaun Mason set out on the biggest story of their generation. The uncovered the biggest conspiracy since the Rising and realized that to tell the truth, sacrifices have to be made. Now, the year is 2041, and the investigation that began with the election of President Ryman is much bigger than anyone had assumed. With too much left to do and not much time left to do it in, the surviving staff of After the End Times must face mad scientists, zombie bears, rogue government agencies-and if there's one thing they know is true in post-zombie America, it's this: Things can always get worse. BLACKOUT is the conclusion to the epic trilogy that began in the Hugo-nominated FEED and the sequel, DEADLINE. Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout For more from Mira Grant, check out: ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera Newsflesh Short FictionApocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus


2019-09-10

Talking to Strangers

By Malcolm Gladwell
  • Full Title : Talking to Strangers
  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • ISBN Code : 0316535621
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers and why they often go wrong—now with a new afterword by the author. A Best Book of the Year: The Financial Times, Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune, and Detroit Free Press How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn’t true? Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.


2010-08-24

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

By Suzanne Collins
  • Full Title : Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)
  • Author : Suzanne Collins
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 9780545317801
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen. The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!


2016-08-22

Black Wave

By Michelle Tea
  • Full Title : Black Wave
  • Author : Michelle Tea
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • ISBN Code : 1558619461
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Desperate to quell her addiction to drugs, disastrous romance, and nineties San Francisco, Michelle heads south for LA. But soon it's officially announced that the world will end in one year, and life in the sprawling metropolis becomes increasingly weird.While living in an abandoned bookstore, dating Matt Dillon, and keeping an eye on the encroaching apocalypse, Michelle begins a new novel, a sprawling and meta-textual exploration to complement her promises of maturity and responsibility. But as she tries to make queer love and art without succumbing to self-destructive vice, the boundaries between storytelling and everyday living begin to blur, and Michelle wonders how much she'll have to compromise her artistic process if she's going to properly ride out doomsday.


2014-03-18

Newspaper Blackout

By Austin Kleon
  • Full Title : Newspaper Blackout
  • Author : Austin Kleon
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0061989940
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“Some of the results are hilarious, some are profound and even unsettling, but they are never bland or boring.” — Ephermerist Newspaper article + sharpie = Newspaper Blackout Poetry: Instead of starting with a blank page, poet Austin Kleon grabs a newspaper and a permanent marker and eliminates the words he doesn’t need. Fans of Not Quite What I Was Planning and Post Secret will love these unique and compelling poems culled from Austin’s popular website.


2019-12-03

Staten Island Stories

By Claire Jimenez
  • Full Title : Staten Island Stories
  • Author : Claire Jimenez
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1421434164
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, this collection of loosely linked tragicomic short stories travels across time to explore defining moments in the island's history, from the 2003 Staten Island Ferry crash and the New York City blackout to the growing opioid and heroin crisis, Eric Garner's murder, and the 2016 presidential election.


2013-07-09

The Best of Connie Willis

By Connie Willis
  • Full Title : The Best of Connie Willis
  • Author : Connie Willis
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • ISBN Code : 0345540654
  • Pages : 496
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Few authors have had careers as successful as that of Connie Willis. Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame and recently awarded the title of Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Willis is still going strong. Her smart, heartfelt fiction runs the gamut from screwball comedy to profound tragedy, combining dazzling plot twists, cutting-edge science, and unforgettable characters. From a near future mourning the extinction of dogs to an alternate history in which invading aliens were defeated by none other than Emily Dickinson; from a madcap convention of bumbling quantum physicists in Hollywood to a London whose Underground has become a storehouse of intangible memories both foul and fair—here are the greatest stories of one of the greatest writers working in any genre today. All ten of the stories gathered here are Hugo or Nebula award winners—some even have the distinction of winning both. With a new Introduction by the author and personal afterwords to each story—plus a special look at three of Willis’s unique public speeches—this is unquestionably the collection of the season, a book that every Connie Willis fan will treasure, and, to those unfamiliar with her work, the perfect introduction to one of the most accomplished and best-loved writers of our time. Praise for The Best of Connie Willis “Filled with warmth and sadness, great drama, witty dialogue, characters you will care about and moments that you will remember for a long time.”—SFF World “If anyone can be named ‘best science fiction writer of the age,’ it’s Connie Willis, and these stories are the best of her best. Truly.”—Analog “Ranging from the hilarious to the profound, these stories show the full range of [Connie] Willis’s talent for taut, dazzling plots, real science, memorable characters, penetrating dialogue and blistering drama.”—Kirkus Reviews “Thank goodness [for] Connie Willis, who says many things that desperately need saying in more than one delightful way.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “The Best of Connie Willis? Isn’t that like sorting through diamonds?”—Lytherus


2018-09-13

Harnessing the Power of Failure

By John Steven Newman,Stephen M. Wander
  • Full Title : Harnessing the Power of Failure
  • Author : John Steven Newman,Stephen M. Wander
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1787542017
  • Pages : 248
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this book the authors employ the SFCS approach to explore a vast array of failure events in multiple sectors of transportation, industry, aerospace, construction, and critical infrastructure.


2012-10-02

Feedback

By Robison Wells
  • Full Title : Feedback
  • Author : Robison Wells
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062190121
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Perfect for fans of James Dashner's The Maze Runner, Feedback is the heart-stopping sequel to Variant—which Pittacus Lore, author of I Am Number Four, praised as "an intense journey with some of the most shocking twists and turns I've ever read." Benson Fisher escaped from Maxfield Academy's deadly rules and brutal gangs. He thought that the worst was over. But now Benson is trapped in a different kind of prison—a town filled with familiar faces. Classmates from Maxfield who Benson had seen die. Friends he was afraid he had killed. They are all pawns in the school's twisted experiment, held captive and controlled by an unseen force. And while Benson struggles to figure out who, if anyone, can be trusted, he discovers that Maxfield Academy's plans are darker than anything he imagined—and they may be impossible to stop.


2013

Capabilities-Based Planning for Energy Security at Department of Defense Installations

By Constantine Samaras,Henry H. Willis
  • Full Title : Capabilities-Based Planning for Energy Security at Department of Defense Installations
  • Author : Constantine Samaras,Henry H. Willis
  • Publisher : Rand Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0833079115
  • Pages : 60
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Department of Defense (DoD) installations rely on the commercial electricity grid for 99 percent of their electricity needs, but the U.S. electricity grid is vulnerable to disruption from natural hazards and actor-induced outages, such as physical or cyber attacks. Using portfolio analysis methods for assessing capability options, this paper presents a framework to evaluate choices among energy security strategies for DoD installations.


2018-09-05

IT Management in the Digital Age

By Nils Urbach,Frederik Ahlemann
  • Full Title : IT Management in the Digital Age
  • Author : Nils Urbach,Frederik Ahlemann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 331996187X
  • Pages : 122
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book examines the massive changes currently taking place in the business world and commonly known under the label “digitalization.” In addition, it describes the significant impacts of technological innovations on processes, products, services and business models. The digital transformation resulting from these developments leads to disruption for many enterprises and industries. While for many years, IT departments mainly concentrated on fulfilling the requirements of business departments effectively and efficiently by means of high-quality IT services and operations, today’s IT departments are increasingly expected to actively co-design and co-create the enterprise. This book describes how information technology enables innovation for businesses, and how IT departments can proactively and in a timely manner collaborate with the business departments of their corporation to leverage these innovations. It also delineates the implications of digitalization for the structures, processes and people in today’s IT departments. IT leaders and managers who are responsible for corporate IT, as well as practice-oriented researchers, will find valuable inspirations and guidance in this book, the central mission of which is to encourage and enable a more proactive role for IT in the digital transformation processes. "This book demonstrates the impact of digital transformation on IT organizations and their management. It also presents potential risks for technology availability, security and data protection. The authors develop a vision of what IT management should look like in ten years if it is to continue playing an important role in the company. The book seeks to motivate IT executives and managers with IT responsibility to actively adapt their thinking and their IT organizations before they are forced to react to external pressure. Definitely worth reading!" Sven Kreimendahl, Director Business Technology Services, Campana & Schott


2018-12-07

Running Buildings on Natural Energy

By Sue Roaf,Fergus Nicol
  • Full Title : Running Buildings on Natural Energy
  • Author : Sue Roaf,Fergus Nicol
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351182870
  • Pages : 114
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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New thinking is essential if we are to design and occupy buildings that can keep us safe with unpredictable economies, climates, energy systems and resource challenges. For too long designers have relied on mechanical solutions for heating, cooling and ventilating buildings. The 21st century dream has to be of a better architecture that enables buildings to be run for as much of a day or year as possible on local, clean, reliable, affordable natural energy. Examples are included from different climates where the fundamental building design is right, its orientation, opening sizes, mass and its natural ventilation systems and pathways. Many modern buildings are poorly designed for climate as manifested by growing incidences of overheating experienced indoor, explored here. The inability of many rating systems to record and improve the climatic design of buildings raises questions about how they deal with issues of basic building performance. This books points the way towards how we can understand such problems, and move forward from over-mechanised poorly designed buildings to a new generation of adaptable buildings designed and refurbished to run largely on natural energy and capable of evolving over time to keep their occupants safe and comfortable, even in a warming world. The chapters were originally published in Architectural Science Review.