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“Mills’s suspenseful, strikingly original sixth Mitch Rapp novel…is as riveting as anything penned by Mitch’s creator, Vince Flynn (1966–2013). Mills has really hit his stride with this franchise entry.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “One of the best thriller writers on the planet.” —The Real Book Spy In the next thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, it’s a race against the clock when ISIS takes out the entire US power grid and throws the country into chaos. When Mitch Rapp captures ISIS’s top technology expert, he reveals that he was on his way to meet a man who claims to have the ability to bring down America’s power grid. Rapp is determined to eliminate this shadowy figure, but the CIA’s trap fails. The Agency is still trying to determine what went wrong when ISIS operatives help this cyber terrorist do what he said he could—plunge the country into darkness. With no concept of how this unprecedented act was accomplished, the task of getting the power back on could take months. Perhaps even years. Rapp and his team embark on a desperate search for the only people who know how to repair the damage—the ones responsible. But his operating environment is like nothing he’s experienced before. Computers and communication networks are down, fuel can no longer be pumped from gas stations, water and sanitation systems are on the brink of collapse, and the supply of food is running out. Can Rapp get the lights back on before America descends irretrievably into chaos? This compulsive thriller proves once again that the Mitch Rapp series is “the best of the best when it comes to the world of special ops” (Booklist, starred review).
Walsh served as consultant at Nuremberg and became acquainted among others with General Haushofer, of whom he writes understandingly. He analyzes some of the revelations of the seized German documents, and in conclusion draws a parallel between the power hunger of the Nazis and that of the Kremlin. -- Description in Foreign Affairs http://www.foreignaffairs.com (Jan. 9, 2013).
Total Energy discusses the process of generating power where it is wanted and to use the waste heat for useful purposes. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that provide a comprehensive discussion of the various aspects of total energy. The text first introduces the concept of total energy, and then proceeds to detailing the principal prime movers used in total energy production. The next chapters cover steam turbines and governors systems for industrial steam turbo-alternators. Next, the book talks about open- and closed-cycle gas turbines. The next three chapters tackle fuel cell, refrigeration and district heating. Chapter 11 examines the existing total energy schemes in North America, while Chapter 12 presents an economic assessment of total energy. The book will be of great interest to researchers and professionals in the energy industry.
Fundamentals of Power Semiconductor Devices provides an in-depth treatment of the physics of operation of power semiconductor devices that are commonly used by the power electronics industry. Analytical models for explaining the operation of all power semiconductor devices are shown. The treatment here focuses on silicon devices but includes the unique attributes and design requirements for emerging silicon carbide devices. The book will appeal to practicing engineers in the power semiconductor device community.
A comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to curing America's most persistent energy crisis: low thyroid, Thyroid Power presents a ten-step program to conquer this energy-sapping illness. Low thyroid is one of the most misdiagnosed medical disorders, manifesting itself with a wide array of symptoms--from weight gain and chronic fatigue to severe depression and infertility--that are often dismissed or attributed to other conditions. A doctor-nurse team, the Shames present a proven holistic approach which first helps readers determine if they suffer from low thyroid and then reveals common environmental and emotional triggers as well as the foods, vitamins and natural remedies that strengthen the thyroid. The authors also reveal the connection between low thyroid and autoimmune disease and explain the best standard and alternative treatments, suggesting ways to work with health practitioners. By illuminating and simplifying a complex dysfunction that is all too common, this valuable book will help readers live a life of optimal energy and hormonal balance.
About the Book: Electrical power system together with Generation, Distribution and utilization of Electrical Energy by the same author cover almost six to seven courses offered by various universities under Electrical and Electronics Engineering curriculum. Also, this combination has proved highly successful for writing competitive examinations viz. UPSC, NTPC, National Power Grid, NHPC, etc.
Compelled by the extent to which globalization has changed the nature of labor relations, Harry C. Katz, Thomas A. Kochan, and Alexander J. S. Colvin give us the first textbook to focus on the workplace outcomes of the production of goods and services in emerging countries. In Labor Relations in a Globalizing World they draw lessons from the United States and other advanced industrial countries to provide a menu of options for management, labor, and government leaders in emerging countries. They include discussions based in countries such as China, Brazil, India, and South Africa which, given the advanced levels of economic development they have already achieved, are often described as "transitional," because the labor relations practices and procedures used in those countries are still in a state of flux. Katz, Kochan, and Colvin analyze how labor relations functions in emerging countries in a manner that is useful to practitioners, policymakers, and academics. They take account of the fact that labor relations are much more politicized in emerging countries than in advanced industrialized countries. They also address the traditional role played by state-dominated unions in emerging countries and the recent increased importance of independent unions that have emerged as alternatives. These independent unions tend to promote firm- or workplace-level collective bargaining in contrast to the more traditional top-down systems. Katz, Kochan, and Colvin explain how multinational corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and other groups that act across national borders increasingly influence work and employment outcomes.
The history of the helicopter may be traced back to the Chinese flying top (c. 400 BC) and to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, who sketched designs for a vertical flight machine utilizing a screw-type propeller. In the late 19th-century, Thomas Edison experimented with helicopter models, realizing that no such machine would be able to fly until the development of a sufficiently lightweight engine. When the internal combustion gasoline engine came on the scene around 1900, the stage was set for the real development of helicopter technology. While this text provides a concise history of helicopter development, its true purpose is to provide the engineering analysis required to design a highly successful rotorcraft. Toward that end the book offers thorough, comprehensive coverage of the theory of helicopter flight: the elements of vertical flight, forward flight, performance, design, mathematics of rotating systems, rotary wing dynamics and aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, stability and control, stall, noise and more. Wayne Johnson has worked for the U.S. Army and NASA at the Ames Research Center in California. Through his company Johnson Aeronautics, he is engaged in the development of software that is used throughout the world for the analysis of rotorcraft. In this book, Dr. Johnson has compiled a monumental resource that is essential reading for any student or aeronautical engineer interested in the design and development of vertical-flight aircraft.
Electrical CircuitsCircuit concept, R-L-C parameters, Voltage and current sources, Independent and dependent sources, Source transformation, Voltage-Current relationship for passive elements, Kirchhoff's laws, Network reduction techniques-Series, Parallel, series-parallel, Star-to-delta or delta-to-star transformation.Magnetic CircuitsMagnetic circuits, Faraday's laws of electromagnetic induction, Concept of self and mutual inductance, Dot convention, Coefficient of coupling, Composite magnetic circuit, Analysis of series and parallel magnetic circuits.Single Phase A.C. CircuitsR.M.S. and average values and form factor for different periodic waveforms, Steady state analysis of R, L and C (in series, parallel, and series-parallel combinations) with sinusoidal excitation, Concept of reactance, Impedance, Susceptance and admittance, Phase and phase difference, Concept of power factor, Real and reactive powers, J-notation, Complex and polar forms of representation, Complex power, Locus diagrams, Series R-L, R-C, R-L-C and parallel combination with variation of various parameters, Resonance, Series, Parallel circuits, Concept of bandwidth and Q factor.Three Phase CircuitsThree phase circuits : Phase sequence, Star and delta connection, Relation between line and phase voltages and currents in balanced systems, Analysis of balanced and unbalanced 3 phase circuits, Measurement of active and reactive power.Network TopologyDefinitions, Graph, Tree, Basic cutset and basic tieset matrices for planar networks, Loop and nodal methods of analysis of networks with independent voltage and current sources, Duality and dual networks.Network TheoremsTellegen's, Superposition, Reciprocity, Thevenin's, Norton's, Maximum power transfer, Millman's and compensation theorems for d.c. and a.c. excitations.Transient AnalysisTransient response of R-L, R-C, R-L-C circuits (Series combinations only) for d.c. and sinusoidal excitations, Initial conditions, Solution using differential equation approach and Laplace transform methods of solutions.Network ParametersTwo port network parameters, Z, Y, ABCD and hybrid parameters and their relations, Concept of transformed network, 2-port network parameters using transformed variables.
"First published in 1974, this new edition contains an extended introductory preface and should be read by anyone interested in the history of ideas or legal and political philosophy."--Jacket.
A thorough, modern text on the aerodynamic principles of helicopters and other rotating-wing vertical lift aircraft.
Stutzman's 3rd edition of Antenna Theory and Design provides a more pedagogical approach with a greater emphasis on computational methods. New features include additional modern material to make the text more exciting and relevant to practicing engineers; new chapters on systems, low-profile elements and base station antennas; organizational changes to improve understanding; more details to selected important topics such as microstrip antennas and arrays; and expanded measurements topic.
Written by the world’s most prominent microprocessor design leaders from industry and academia, this book provides complete coverage of all aspects of complex microprocessor design: technology, power management, clocking, high-performance architecture, design methodologies, memory and I/O design, computer aided design, testing and design for testability. The chapters provide state-of-the-art knowledge while including sufficient tutorial material to bring non-experts up to speed. A useful companion to design engineers working in related areas.