Enhancing The Resilience Of The Nation S Electricity System

Autor: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309463076
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Americans’ safety, productivity, comfort, and convenience depend on the reliable supply of electric power. The electric power system is a complex “cyber-physical†system composed of a network of millions of components spread out across the continent. These components are owned, operated, and regulated by thousands of different entities. Power system operators work hard to assure safe and reliable service, but large outages occasionally happen. Given the nature of the system, there is simply no way that outages can be completely avoided, no matter how much time and money is devoted to such an effort. The system’s reliability and resilience can be improved but never made perfect. Thus, system owners, operators, and regulators must prioritize their investments based on potential benefits. Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation’s Electricity System focuses on identifying, developing, and implementing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that can cause large-area, long-duration outages: blackouts that extend over multiple service areas and last several days or longer. Resilience is not just about lessening the likelihood that these outages will occur. It is also about limiting the scope and impact of outages when they do occur, restoring power rapidly afterwards, and learning from these experiences to better deal with events in the future.

A Chinese Life

Autor: Philippe Otie
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781906838553
File Size: 21,41 MB
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Traces the development of the modern Chinese state while the author chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Chinese everyman as he embraces the new order in childhood, serves in the military and with agricultural labor, and becomes a member of the Communist Party.

Mindjammer

Autor: Sarah Newton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478348023
File Size: 80,50 MB
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IT IS THE SECOND AGE OF SPACE... In the seventeenth millennium, the New Commonality of Humankind is expanding, using newly-discovered faster-than-light travel to rediscover lost worlds colonised in the distant past. It's a time of turmoil, of clashing cultures, as civilisations shudder and collapse before the might of a benevolent empire ten millennia old. In the Solenine Cluster, things are going from bad to worse, as hyper-advanced technologies destabilise a world in chaos. Thaddeus Clay and his SCI Force special ops team are on the trail of the Transmigration Heresy. What they find is something beyond even their imagining - something which could tear the whole Commonality apart... "Thrilling adventure and mystery wrapped up with an inventive, mind-bending look at mankind's future." - Howard Andrew Jones, author of The Desert of Souls "Science fiction like this never dies." - Chris Helton, Dorkland "Complex, gripping... the most original sci-fi you're likely to get..." - G*M*S Magazine "a very exciting and intelligently-written novel that should be on the reading list of every SF fan!" - Stargazer's World "William Gibson-like in the intensity of the ideas it introduces... a heady mixture of action, crunchy science fiction elements and that perennial cyberpunk or transhuman question: what does human mean?" - Shores of Night

Total Feng Shui

Autor: Lillian Too
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811845304
File Size: 51,86 MB
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Accompanied by a definitive reference on feng shui vocabulary and concepts, a thorough, accessible guide introduces the fundamental principles of feng shui and explains how to apply them at home, outdoors, and in the workplace. Original.

Why We Play

Autor: Roberte Hamayon
Publisher: Hau
ISBN: 9780986132568
File Size: 52,42 MB
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Whether it's childhood make-believe, the theater, sports, or even market speculation, play is one of humanity's seemingly purest activities: a form of entertainment and leisure and a chance to explore the world and its possibilities in an imagined environment or construct. But as Roberte Hamayon shows in this book, play has implications that go even further than that. Exploring play's many dimensions, she offers an insightful look at why play has become so ubiquitous across human cultures. Hamayon begins by zeroing in on Mongolia and Siberia, where communities host national holiday games similar to the Olympics. Within these events Hamayon explores the performance of ethical values and local identity, and then she draws her analysis into larger ideas examinations of the spectrum of play activities as they can exist in any culture. She explores facets of play such as learning, interaction, emotion, strategy, luck, and belief, and she emphasizes the crucial ambiguity between fiction and reality that is at the heart of play as a phenomenon. Revealing how consistent and coherent play is, she ultimately shows it as a unique modality of action that serves an invaluable role in the human experience.

The Sinatra Solution

Autor: Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D.
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1442975032
File Size: 48,22 MB
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Board-certified cardiologist Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra discusses the importance of energy metabolism on cardiovascular health and the positive impact these three energy-supplying nutrients have on the cardiovascular system. He guides you through the basics of energy metabolism and cardiac bioenergetics, and clearly explains the role of coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, and D-ribose in the body and specifically how they affect your heart health. He also provides concise and informative examples of case histories and scientific studies that are testament to the important contribution the supplemental use of these energy-supplying nutrients make in the lives of people with heart disease every day.

The Little Book Of Hygge

Autor: Meik Wiking
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241283930
File Size: 28,50 MB
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Denmark is often said to be the happiest country in the world. That's down to one thing: hygge. 'Hygge has been translated as everything from the art of creating intimacy to cosiness of the soul to taking pleasure from the presence of soothing things. My personal favourite is cocoa by candlelight...' You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. Who better than Meik Wiking to be your guide to all things hygge? Meik is CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and has spent years studying the magic of Danish life. In this beautiful, inspiring book he will help you be more hygge: from picking the right lighting and planning a dinner party through to creating an emergency hygge kit and even how to dress. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen. He is committed to finding out what makes people happy and has concluded that hygge is the magic ingredient that makes Danes the happiest nation in the world.

Happiness

Autor: Matthieu Ricard
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316054751
File Size: 13,67 MB
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A molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, described by scientists as "the happiest man alive," demonstrates how to develop the inner conditions for true happiness.

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