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The Atomic Chef

The Atomic Chef Author Steven Michael Casey
ISBN-10 0963617869
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 288
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i Prologue 1 The Atomic Chef The disturbing story behind one of historys worst nuclear criticality accidents.2 The Embryo Imbroglio A deviation in procedure at a Manhattan fertility clinic results in a big surprise for two patients.3 Signal Detection How airline security officials in Paris classified and misclassified shoe bomber Richard Reid.4 Out of Synch The Canadians cry foul at the Barcelona Olympics when an American wins the gold, but the problem lies with the user interface of the judges keypad.5 Death on Call A US Special Forces team in Afghanistan mistakenly targets a precision-guided bomb on their own position.6 Picture Window Astronauts race to locate the source of a threatening air leak aboard the International Space Station.7 Event Horizon A harmless MRI scan at a New York hospital turns to tragedy for a young patient when good intentions interact with an invisible force.8 Freeway Driver Artist Richard Ankrom takes matters into his own hands to enhance a confusing freeway sign.9 Caught on Tape The nightmare flight of AeroPeru 603 off the coast of South America, and its surprising cause.10 911, More or Less A chain of errors in an emergency dispatch center has tragic consequences for a Los Angeles family.11 ATM Its Thanksgiving evening, and one unfortunate bank customer in New Jersey contemplates spending the holiday locked inside an automatic teller booth.12 Under the Radar Maintenance errors and low load estimates bring down a commercial airliner.13 Safer than Safe How early batches of Salk polio vaccine actually spread the dreaded disease rather than prevent it.14 Rhymes and Reasons The ergonomics involved in musician John Denvers final flight.15 A Kid in a Car A toddler in Kansas is strangled by an electric-powered vehicle window of a particular design.16 The Perilous Plunge This amusement park ride is much too perilous for one unfortunate customer.17 Titanics Wake Two Chicago dockworkers witness a maritime calamity of unthinkable consequence.18 Driven to Distraction A French motorist discovers yet another form of driver distraction.19 Negative Transfer NASA test pilot Milt Thompson faces certain death unless he can quickly determine why his experimental aircraft is wobbling out of control.20 End Game Greek shipping magnate Pandelis Sfinias contemplates his own fate and the causes of the sinking of the Express Samina ferry.



Set Phasers on Stun

Set Phasers on Stun Author Steven Michael Casey
ISBN-10 0963617885
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 251
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Set Phasers on Stun has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Set Phasers on Stun also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Set Phasers on Stun book for free.



An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering

An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering Author Christopher D. Wickens
ISBN-10 1292022310
Release 2014
Pages 582
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For undergraduate courses in Human-Factors Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Engineering Psychology, or Human-Factors Psychology. Offering a somewhat more psychological perspective than other human factors books on the market, this text describes the capabilities and limitations of the human operator-both physical and mental-and how these should be used to guide the design of systems with which people interact. General principles of human-system interaction and design are presented, and included are specific examples of successful and unsuccessful interactions. It links theories of human performance that underlie the principles with real-world experience, without a heavy engineering-oriented perspective.



Why Darwin Matters

Why Darwin Matters Author Michael Shermer
ISBN-10 1429900903
Release 2007-04-01
Pages 224
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A creationist-turned-scientist demonstrates the facts of evolution and exposes Intelligent Design's real agenda Science is on the defensive. Half of Americans reject the theory of evolution and "Intelligent Design" campaigns are gaining ground. Classroom by classroom, creationism is overthrowing biology. In Why Darwin Matters, bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how the newest brand of creationism appeals to our predisposition to look for a designer behind life's complexity. Shermer decodes the scientific evidence to show that evolution is not "just a theory" and illustrates how it achieves the design of life through the bottom-up process of natural selection. Shermer, once an evangelical Christian and a creationist, argues that Intelligent Design proponents are invoking a combination of bad science, political antipathy, and flawed theology. He refutes their pseudoscientific arguments and then demonstrates why conservatives and people of faith can and should embrace evolution. He then appraises the evolutionary questions that truly need to be settled, building a powerful argument for science itself. Cutting the politics away from the facts, Why Darwin Matters is an incisive examination of what is at stake in the debate over evolution.



Stories of Modern Technology Failures and Cognitive Engineering Successes

Stories of Modern Technology Failures and Cognitive Engineering Successes Author Nancy J. Cooke
ISBN-10 141061848X
Release 2007-09-19
Pages 136
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A woman is operated on while she's awake... A plane runs out of gas while circling an airport for 30 minutes... A passenger liner is mistaken for an enemy fighter and shot down... A company invests in a new system that will cost them money... What do these failure have in common? How can we prevent them from happening again? Offering a critical perspective on problems with human-technical systems, Stories of Modern Technology Failures and Cognitive Engineering Successes explores the significant efforts of those who have made a positive difference. The book analyzes a variety of cognitive engineering applications, including training, design, military, transportation, communications, medicine, and emergency response in the nuclear industry. Real world examples include— Designing a military training program that improved the detection rates of land mines Redesigning a monitor to help anesthesiologists predict dosages more effectively Implementing new protocols to improve the workflow and safety of a nuclear power plant The book’s focus on cognitive engineering solutions emphasizes methodology such as knowledge elicitation, laboratory studies, naturalistic observation, usability, and modeling. It addresses highly complex systems as well as traditional human-machine interfaces. This book demonstrates how cognitive engineers— Identify and address cognitive problems Develop, test, and implement solutions Consider social, cultural, political, and economic factors Develop criteria to measure the success of a solution



Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems Third Edition

Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems  Third Edition Author Robert W. Proctor
ISBN-10 9781482229592
Release 2018-01-02
Pages 676
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Recently, there have been a number of advances in technology, including in mobile devices, globalization of companies, display technologies and healthcare, all of which require significant input and evaluation from human factors specialists. Accordingly, this textbook has been completely updated, with some chapters folded into other chapters and new chapters added where needed. The text continues to fill the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between the conceptual and empirical foundations of the field.



Selling the Korean War

Selling the Korean War Author Steven Casey
ISBN-10 0199719179
Release 2008-03-21
Pages 488
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How presidents spark and sustain support for wars remains an enduring and significant problem. Korea was the first limited war the U.S. experienced in the contemporary period - the first recent war fought for something less than total victory. In Selling the Korean War , Steven Casey explores how President Truman and then Eisenhower tried to sell it to the American public. Based on a massive array of primary sources, Casey subtly explores the government's selling activities from all angles. He looks at the halting and sometimes chaotic efforts of Harry Truman and Dean Acheson, Dwight Eisenhower and John Foster Dulles. He examines the relationships that they and their subordinates developed with a host of other institutions, from Congress and the press to Hollywood and labor. And he assesses the complex and fraught interactions between the military and war correspondents in the battlefield theater itself. From high politics to bitter media spats, Casey guides the reader through the domestic debates of this messy, costly war. He highlights the actions and calculations of colorful figures, including Senators Robert Taft and JHoseph McCarthy, and General Douglas MacArthur. He details how the culture and work routines of Congress and the media influenced political tactics and daily news stories. And he explores how different phases of the war threw up different problems - from the initial disasters in the summer of 1950 to the giddy prospects of victory in October 1950, from the massive defeats in the wake of China's massive intervention to the lengthy period of stalemate fighting in 1952 and 1953.



Mind Machine and Morality

Mind  Machine and Morality Author Peter A. Hancock
ISBN-10 0754673588
Release 2009
Pages 184
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Technology is our conduit of power. In our modern world, technology is the gatekeeper deciding who shall have and who shall have not. Either technology works for you or you work for technology. It shapes the human race just as much as we shape it. But where is this symbiosis going? Who provides the directions, the intentions, the goals of this human-machine partnership? Such decisions do not derive from the creators of technology who are enmeshed in their individual innovations. They neither come from our social leaders who possess only sufficient technical understanding to react to innovations, not to anticipate or direct their progress. Neither is there evidence of some omnipotent 'invisible hand,' the simple fact is that no one is directing this enterprise. In Mind, Machine and Morality, Peter Hancock asks questions about this insensate progress and has the temerity to suggest some cognate answers. He argues for the unbreakable symbiosis of purpose and process, and examines the dangerous possibilities that emerge when science and purpose meet. Historically, this work is a modern-day child of Bacon's hope for the 'Great Instauration.' However, unlike its forebear, the focus here is on human-machine systems. The emphasis centers on the conception that the active, extensive face of modern philosophy is technology. Whatever we are to become is bound up not only in our biology but critically in our technology also. And to achieve rational progress we need to articulate manifest purpose. This book is one step along the purposive road.



Engineering Psychology and Human Performance

Engineering Psychology and Human Performance Author Christopher D. Wickens
ISBN-10 9781317351313
Release 2015-08-20
Pages 544
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Forming connections between human performance and design Engineering Psychology and Human Performance, 4e examines human-machine interaction. The book is organized directly from the psychological perspective of human information processing. The chapters generally correspond to the flow of information as it is processed by a human being--from the senses, through the brain, to action--rather than from the perspective of system components or engineering design concepts. This book is ideal for a psychology student, engineering student, or actual practitioner in engineering psychology, human performance, and human factors Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: * Identify how human ability contributes to the design of technology. * Understand the connections within human information processing and human performance. * Challenge the way they think about technology's influence on human performance. * show how theoretical advances have been, or might be, applied to improving human-machine interaction



Life 3 0

Life 3 0 Author Max Tegmark
ISBN-10 9781101946602
Release 2017-08-29
Pages 384
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New York Times Best Seller How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology—and there’s nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who’s helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial. How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle? What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn’t shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues—from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos.



Introduction to Human Factors Engineering Pearson New International Edition

Introduction to Human Factors Engineering  Pearson New International Edition Author Christopher D. Wickens
ISBN-10 9781292035512
Release 2013-08-27
Pages 592
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For undergraduate courses in Human-Factors Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, Engineering Psychology, or Human-Factors Psychology. Offering a somewhat more psychological perspective than other human factors books on the market, this text describes the capabilities and limitations of the human operator—both physical and mental—and how these should be used to guide the design of systems with which people interact. General principles of human-system interaction and design are presented, and included are specific examples of successful and unsuccessful interactions. It links theories of human performance that underlie the principles with real-world experience, without a heavy engineering-oriented perspective.



The Chapanis Chronicles

The Chapanis Chronicles Author Alphonse Chapanis
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110230377
Release 1999-01-01
Pages 255
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The Chapanis Chronicles has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Chapanis Chronicles also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Chapanis Chronicles book for free.



Ergonomics for Children

Ergonomics for Children Author Rani Lueder
ISBN-10 0203609166
Release 2007-07-25
Pages 984
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Providing guidance on a broad range of issues for young children and adolescents, Ergonomics for Children: Designing Products and Places for Toddlers to Teens give you a deep understanding of how children develop and how these developmental changes can influence the design of products and places for children. Copiously illustrated with photos and other images, the book helps you quickly find answers to your questions, grasp concepts, and apply them. Its subsections are organized to help you locate and understand the content you need. Edited by experts with contributions from an international panel, the book is both broad in coverage and international in perspective. The contributors review the ways in which children develop physically, perceptually, cognitively, and socially and then use this information to provide practical guidelines for the design of places and products for children.



Atomic Design

Atomic Design Author Brad Frost
ISBN-10 0998296600
Release 2016-12-05
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Design Meets Disability

Design Meets Disability Author Graham Pullin
ISBN-10 9780262162555
Release 2009
Pages 341
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How design for disabled people and mainstream design could inspire, provoke, and radically change each other.



Parasitology

Parasitology Author Eric S. Loker
ISBN-10 0815344732
Release 2015-02-15
Pages 560
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Parasitology: A Conceptual Approach is a new textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students which focuses on concepts and principles without neglecting important aspects of a traditional, taxonomically based approach to parasitology. Concentrating on concepts enables readers to gain a broader perspective that will increase their ability to think critically about various parasitic associations. The interfaces between the study of parasitism and prominent biological disciplines such as biodiversity, immunology, ecology, evolution, conservation biology, and disease control are highlighted. End-of-chapter questions are provided, as is an Instructor Manual. Information on individual parasites is expertly summarized in a concise appendix called the Rogues' Gallery. This appendix is organized taxonomically and includes details on taxonomy, life cycle, associated pathology, treatment, and control. Species included in the Rogues' Gallery are highlighted in red throughout the main text.



Reinventing the Automobile

Reinventing the Automobile Author William J. Mitchell
ISBN-10 0262288567
Release 2010-01-29
Pages 240
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This book provides a long-overdue vision for a new automobile era. The cars we drive today follow the same underlying design principles as the Model Ts of a hundred years ago and the tail-finned sedans of fifty years ago. In the twenty-first century, cars are still made for twentieth-century purposes. They are inefficient for providing personal mobility within cities -- where most of the world's people now live. In this pathbreaking book, William Mitchell and two industry experts reimagine the automobile, describing vehicles of the near future that are green, smart, connected, and fun to drive. They roll out four big ideas that will make this both feasible and timely.The fundamental reinvention of the automobile won't be easy, but it is an urgent necessity -- to make urban mobility more convenient and sustainable, to make cities more livable, and to help bring the automobile industry out of crisis.