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Grid Down the New Reality

Grid Down the New Reality Author Bruce Hemming
ISBN-10 198180515X
Release 2018-02-14
Pages 264
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Grid Down: The New Reality picks up with Mark and Eric's group struggling to survive. The final book in the Grid Down series follows their losses and triumphs. Can they survive long enough to see America rebuild? The group breaks up as rumors of a new life are spread across the land, whispers of a shining city on the hill where life is back to normal. Is electricity being restored? Is the world coming back together? Could this be true, or is the west still too wild to tame?

Grid Down Reality Bites

Grid Down Reality Bites Author Bruce Hemming
ISBN-10 1460980387
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 464
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"Three small groups of people trying to stay sane and survive in a world controlled by chaos"--Cover, p. [4].

Grid Down Perceptions of Reality Vol 2 Book 1

Grid Down Perceptions of Reality Vol 2 Book 1 Author Bruce Hemming
ISBN-10 1481856685
Release 2013-02-07
Pages 260
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Continues to follow a group of five people as they continue to survive the aftermath of an EMP, and begin rebuilding their lives.

Grid Down Perceptions of Reality

Grid Down Perceptions of Reality Author Bruce Hemming
ISBN-10 1507816340
Release 2015-02-14
Pages 318
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A small band of survivors desperately struggle to survive the chaos. Now a post-apocalyptic world, they must rely on their primal instincts to escape destruction, disease and death.

The Advanced Smart Grid

The Advanced Smart Grid Author Andres Carvallo
ISBN-10 9781608071289
Release 2011
Pages 268
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Placing emphasis on practical how-to guidance, this cutting-edge resource provides you with a first-hand, insiderOCOs perspective on the advent and evolution of smart grids in the 21st century (smart grid 1.0). You gain a thorough understanding of the building blocks that comprise basic smart grids, including power plant, transmission substation, distribution, and meter automation. Moreover, this forward-looking volume explores the next step of this technologyOCOs evolution. It provides a detailed explanation of how an advanced smart grid incorporates demand response with smart appliances and management mechanisms for distributed generation, energy storage, and electric vehicles.The Advanced Smart Grid uses the design and construction of the first citywide smart grid in the US as a case study, sharing the many successes and lessons learned. You gain working knowledge of successful tools and best practices that are needed to overcome diverse technological and organizational challenges as you strive to build a next-generation advanced smart grid (smart grid 2.0). Additionally, this unique book offers a glimpse at the future with interconnected advanced smart grids and a redesigned energy ecosystem (smart grid 3.0)."

When The Grid Goes Down

When The Grid Goes Down Author Tony Nester
ISBN-10 9781624888472
Release 2012-12-30
Pages 80
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Disasters come and go each year. It is through developing a self-reliant mindset, having essential survival gear and a handful of critical skills, that you and your family will be able to prevail in an urban crisis. Jammed with field-tested information from real-world applications, survival instructor Tony Nester covers how to prepare for both short-term survival ranging from 24-72 hours as well as long-term situations resulting from a grid-down emergency or pandemic. When the Grid Goes Down will show you how to make your home and lifestyle more self-sufficient and the critical gear needed along the way. Topics include: The 6 Key Areas for Creating a Self-Reliant Home, Water Storage and Purification Methods, Alternative Water Sources At Home, Creating a Water Map for Your Region, The 3 Essential Food Types to Stock Up On, Designing an Off-Grid Medical Kit, Home Security and Personal Defense Measures, Safeguarding the Exterior and Interior of Your Home, Heating, Cooling and Lighting When the Power Goes Out, and Alternative Sanitation and Hygiene Methods.

The Rabid Mind

The Rabid Mind Author Bruce Buckshot Hemming
ISBN-10 148259790X
Release 2013-12-10
Pages 258
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A contagious bio weapon is released from a lab. It infects those who come in contact with it and turns them into enraged beasts, while a small group of people struggle to survive in a world gone mad.

The Magic of Reality

The Magic of Reality Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 9781451675047
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 272
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The best-selling author of The God Delusion and the artist of such award-winning graphic novels as Wizard and Glass address key scientific questions previously explained by rich mythologies, from the evolution of the first humans and the life cycle of stars to the principles of a rainbow and the origins of the universe. 150,000 first printing.

And the Band Played On

And the Band Played On Author Randy Shilts
ISBN-10 142993039X
Release 2007-11-27
Pages 656
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Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and made into a critically acclaimed movie, Shilts' expose revealed why AIDS was allowed to spread unchecked during the early 80's while the most trusted institutions ignored or denied the threat. One of the few true modern classics, it changed and framed how AIDS was discussed in the following years. Now republished in a special 20th Anniversary edition, And the Band Played On remains one of the essential books of our time.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God Author Zora Neale Hurston
ISBN-10 0252017781
Release 1991
Pages 231
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When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

4 Seconds Until Impact

4 Seconds Until Impact Author Bruce Hemming
ISBN-10 1981502831
Release 2018-02-25
Pages 326
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4 Seconds until impact. When people are attacked your train thought will be something like this. Oh look a bear, Oh he's charging, OMG are they fast, I better do something you're on the ground. What is better to carry firearms or pepper spray the results are eye opening? Can hunting help curtail animal attacks? How many bears is enough? How many people have to die before we do something? Who is responsible? A look at 100 cougar attacks, 106 grizzly bear attacks, 130 coyote attacks, 126 black bears attacks, plus wolf attacks in the last 27 years. An in-depth look at the skyrocketing animal attacks across North America. What you learn could save your life. Every hiker, hunter, fisherman, camper, or anyone else that enjoys the great outdoors need to read this hard hitting research into the rising animal attacks on humans.

Information Theory Inference and Learning Algorithms

Information Theory  Inference and Learning Algorithms Author David J. C. MacKay
ISBN-10 0521642981
Release 2003-09-25
Pages 628
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Fun and exciting textbook on the mathematics underpinning the most dynamic areas of modern science and engineering.

The Grand Design

The Grand Design Author Stephen Hawking
ISBN-10 9780553907070
Release 2010-09-07
Pages 208
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER When and how did the universe begin? Why are we here? What is the nature of reality? Is the apparent “grand design” of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion—or does science offer another explanation? In this startling and lavishly illustrated book, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow present the most recent scientific thinking about these and other abiding mysteries of the universe, in nontechnical language marked by brilliance and simplicity. According to quantum theory, the cosmos does not have just a single existence or history. The authors explain that we ourselves are the product of quantum fluctuations in the early universe, and show how quantum theory predicts the “multiverse”—the idea that ours is just one of many universes that appeared spontaneously out of nothing, each with different laws of nature. They conclude with a riveting assessment of M-theory, an explanation of the laws governing our universe that is currently the only viable candidate for a “theory of everything”: the unified theory that Einstein was looking for, which, if confirmed, would represent the ultimate triumph of human reason.


Grid Author Michael McFerrin
ISBN-10 0615862993
Release 2013-09-23
Pages 380
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GRID is the first of four independent books that together comprise the series, The Story of Communication And Language Line (CALL). In this book, the author narrates events leading him to a career in languages. He enters the Marine Corps in 1967, is trained in the Vietnamese language and serves in some of the heaviest combat of the war. The traumatic events highlight the importance of his language skills while the emotional and psychological changes make him more aware of his inner self as he struggles to comprehend increased spiritual events. The experience becomes the motivation that sets him on the path to future humanitarian efforts and creating Communication And Language Line. The series documents the history of the founding and building of the first over-the-phone interpretation service. In 1982, by applying technological advancements and the reduction of communication costs to the large diverse language skills of Monterey, California, the company was able to economically deliver language interpretation service in over 140 languages, in any subject, at any time, and to any place. This innovative business quickly became a vital service provider to the young and growing 911 system and to the responders dispatched to save lives and property. Rapid expansion to other areas of society followed. The widespread use of this service to enable basic human communication has affected relationships between all groups within our society as well as internationally. One successful interaction, multiplied by millions of contacts and you truly have a better world. The use of this industry's service is now happening every minute of every day around the world. It isn't getting Nightly News time, but the fact that such an industry exists is newsworthy. How it came about is a fascinating, uplifting saga. A distinct aspect of the company was the large percentage of caring and compassionate people it employed. Every employee knew they would be providing vital communication to those in need. Skilled people with high levels of humanity were attracted from all over the country; some of whom never even asked what they would be paid. The personnel who were building and upgrading 911 systems became close allies and their largely selfless effort made the union with 911 a success. It is also a testament to all those politicians and citizens who saw the struggle to get the service instituted, stepped forward, and became champions of breaking down barriers to enable access to services. The series provides an account of the author's multifaceted experiences that led to a career in languages and the desire to be involved in humanitarian services. He continues with personal experiences that gave him the insights to build the future company. After the war, while assisting refugees arriving in the U.S., he met a Police Officer who was struggling to accomplish his own personal goals of humanity by ensuring the welfare and safety of an overwhelming number of arriving refugees in San Jose, California. They co-founded the company and the enormous task of making it a reality began. If you have ever felt disgusted and depressed with wars and the unnecessary deaths of young men and women on the battle fields, these books will show you how one person's path in life is driven by the horrors of war to ensure basic services for all people. It will restore your belief in the basic goodness of the human race and yourself. And if you have ever entertained the thought of starting a business or even just doing a good deed, this story will give you hope, inspiration, and the determination to press forward. "This is a great example of something good coming out of something bad," said Editor, Barb Thomas. "In the case of service to 911, police, fire, and hospitals, there are lives and property being saved every day." Look for these upcoming books in the series: GRID: THE CROSSING GRID: CULTURAL AWAKENING GRID: BUILDING THE DREAM

The Borrowed World

The Borrowed World Author Franklin Horton
ISBN-10 1511974419
Release 2015
Pages 213
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Thousands of travelers become stuck after ISIS attacks the United States, leaving the nation's physical, electrical, and technological infrastructure in tatters. Jim Powell and his co-workers are stranded in a hotel in Richmond, Virginia, about five hundred miles from home. He and several others embark on a journey to try to get back home, by any means possible, in a world with scarce law enforcement where the rules of civilized society no longer apply.

Exploring Heavenly Places Volume 3 Gates Doors and the Grid

Exploring Heavenly Places   Volume 3   Gates  Doors and the Grid Author Paul Cox
ISBN-10 9781634520157
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Exploring Heavenly Places Volume 3 Gates Doors and the Grid has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Exploring Heavenly Places Volume 3 Gates Doors and the Grid also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Exploring Heavenly Places Volume 3 Gates Doors and the Grid book for free.

Computer Vision

Computer Vision Author Richard Szeliski
ISBN-10 1848829469
Release 2010-11-05
Pages 812
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Humans perceive the three-dimensional structure of the world with apparent ease. However, despite all of the recent advances in computer vision research, the dream of having a computer interpret an image at the same level as a two-year old remains elusive. Why is computer vision such a challenging problem and what is the current state of the art? Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.