Critical Mass

How One Thing Leads to Another

Author: Philip Ball

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374530419

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

View: 6055

Ball shows how much can be understood of human behavior when we cease to predict and analyze the behavior of individuals and instead look to the impact of individual decisions--whether in circumstances of cooperation or conflict--on our laws, institutions and customs.

Critical Mass

Author: Sara Paretsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101636505

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 9209

Chicago’s V. I. Warshawski “is at her stubborn, reckless, compassionate best in this complicated page-turner about selfish secrets passed down through generations” (Booklist). In 1939, Dr. Lotty Herschel, V. I. Warshawki’s closest friend in Chicago, escaped the Holocaust in Vienna with her childhood playmate, Kitty Saginor Binder. Though the two drifted and animosities grew between them over the years, when Kitty’s daughter finds her life in danger, she turns to Lotty for help. In turn, Lotty summons V. I. to take the case. The threats on the daughter’s life at first seem a simple case of bad drug dealings, but V. I. soon discovers that they are just the tip of an iceberg of lies secrets and silence whose origins trace back to the deadly race among America, Germany, Japan, and England to develop the atomic bomb. And while the secrets may be old, the people who continue to guard them will do anything to make sure they stay buried...

Critical Mass

Four Decades of Essays, Reviews, Hand Grenades, and Hurrahs

Author: James Wolcott

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 0767930630

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 528

View: 1983

Collected essays from the writer for the The Village Voice.

Critical Mass

Author: Steve Martini

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101550236

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6245

Jocelyn "Joss" Cole, a burned-out public defender from L.A., has opted for a quieter life in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. Joss has no significant clients other than a group of commercial fisherman suffering from a strange and serious illness, a condition that doctors cannot diagnose, and which Joss believes has an industrial cause. Then into her office comes Dean Belden, a well-heeled client in search of a lawyer to help him set up a business in the islands. Within days Belden is subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury. Less than an hour after testifying, and before Joss can discover what happened in the secrecy of the grand jury room, Belden dies in a fiery explosion of his float plane on Seattle's Lake Union. Gideon Van Ry is a nuclear fission expert and a scholar in residence at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. One of his duties is to update the Center's database, an extensive catalog listing fissionable materials and weapons of mass destruction. Gideon is troubled by the apparent failure to account for two small tactical nuclear devices missing from a storage facility in the former Soviet Union.The two weapons were last seen in packing crates, to be shipped to an American company called Belden Electronics. Gideon has been unable to locate this firm, and now he is left with only one possible lead, the lawyer who incorporated the company-Jocelyn Cole. Fraught with tension and suspense, Critical Mass is Steve Martini at his electrifying best. It is the story of what can happen in a world where private hate and public apathy combine to uncork the sleeping but deadly genie of nuclear terror.

Critical Mass

Bicycling's Defiant Celebration

Author: Chris Carlsson

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781902593593

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 1734

Documenting 10 years of fun, radical, spontaneous bicycle demonstrations that challenge the autocentric world.

Critical Mass

The Dangerous Race for Superweapons in a Fragmenting World

Author: William E. Burrows

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9780671748951

Category: Political Science

Page: 573

View: 2293

The uncontrolled--and potentially lethal--proliferation of strategic nuclear, chemical, and biochemical weapons in the Third World is researched in detail by the acclaimed author of Deep Black and a producer for NBC News.

Critical Mass

Printmaking Beyond the Edge

Author: Richard Noyce

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408109395

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 3615

An exciting look at cutting edge developments in printmaking around the world as artists push the boundaries of what is possible.

Critical Mass

Author: Whitley Strieber

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765322531

Category: Fiction

Page: 301

View: 4277

The searing new novel from bestselling author Strieber explores the unthinkable but very real possibility of terrorists launching a nuclear weapon.

Critical Mass

How Nazi Germany Surrendered Enriched Uranium for the United States’ Atomic Bomb

Author: Carter Hydrick

Publisher: TrineDay

ISBN: 1634241185

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 4790

On May 19, 1945, eleven days after the surrender of Nazi Germany in Europe, a U-boat was escorted into Portsmouth Naval Yard, New Hampshire. News reporters covering the surrender of U-234 were ordered, contrary to all previous and later U-boat surrender procedures, to keep their distance from crew members and passengers of U-234, on threat of being shot by the attending Marine guards.Why the tight security? Buried in the nose of the specially-built mammoth boat, sealed in cylinders “lined with gold,” was 1,120 pounds of enriched uranium labeled “U235”the fissile material from which atom bombs are made.Critical Mass documents how these Nazi bomb components were then used by the Manhattan Project to complete both the uranium bomb dropped on Hiroshima and the plutonium bomb dropped on Nagasaki, to defeat the Japanese and win World War Two and global domination in the modern age.

Critical Mass

Happenings, Fluxus, Performance, Intermedia, and Rutgers University, 1958-1972

Author: Geoffrey Hendricks,Mead Art Museum (Amherst College)

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813533032

Category: Art

Page: 211

View: 4987

Critical Mass chronicles ephemeral work on the Rutgers campus and in New York City, and the innovations that grew from Robert Watts, Allan Kaprow, and George Brecht's "Project in Multiple Dimensions." With texts and performance scores by artists - together with numerous photographs of the events and essays by art historians and critics Hannah Higgins, Jill Johnston, Susan Ryan, and Kristine Stiles - Critical Mass presents a vivid picture of a dynamic movement.

The Critical Mass in Collective Action

Author: Gerald Marwell,Pamela Oliver

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521308397

Category: Philosophy

Page: 206

View: 4810

The problem of collective action is that each group member wants other members to make necessary sacrifices while he or she 'free rides', reaping the benefits of collective action without doing the work. Therefore, no one does the work and the common interest is not realized. This book analyses the social pressure whereby groups solve the problem of collective action.

Critical Mass

The Emergence of Global Civil Society

Author: James W. St.G. Walker,Andrew S. Thompson

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554580226

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

View: 8853

Public concern about inequitable economic globalisation has revealed the demand for citizen participation in global decision making. This book offers a mixture of experience and analysis by the leaders of some of the most influential global civil society organisations and respected academics who specialise in this field of study.

Lady Gaga

Critical Mass Fashion

Author: Elizabeth Goodman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312668406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 7570

An illustrated tribute to the fashion styles of the Billboard chart-topping pop music performer organizes entries under such headings as "hair as accessory," "bondage chic" and "masks and veils," in a volume that includes coverage of her solo creations and collaborations with major designers. Original. 75,000 first printing.

Critical Mass

Author: Kathleen M. Henry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440102252

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 9254

Remember parochial school? Or were you public, dear girls, dear boys, and had to sit in the back of the church so the parochials could get the good seats? Even if your Bible study class was at Yeshiva you will still relish the detail and irony in this "Mass." If you have ever wondered what the church was like "back then" or if you remember it well, you will love this book.

Asian American Studies After Critical Mass

Author: Kent A. Ono

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514680X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 1845

Asian American Studies After Critical Massis a dynamic collection that showcases the most exciting scholarship in the field from a critical and cultural studies perspective. Comprised of ten original essays written by a group of scholars at the vanguard of the discipline, this collection takes on a range of topics and concerns, including Asian American film and popular culture; Asian Americans at the dawn of the twenty-first century; globalization and transnational citizenship; and queer Asian America. Addressing some of the most exciting issues and ideas in Asian American studies, this book strikes a bold new path for the field. This book can be used in conjunction with the Blackwell Companion to Asian American Studies.

Critical Mass

Transport, Environment and Society in the Twenty-first Century

Author: John Whitelegg

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745310824

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 3657

Addresses the problems caused by car ownership. This book argues that transport is linked with consumerism and the challenge is to replace the current technology with an alternative that is sustainable and will solve the fundamental problems of poverty, inequity and social development.

Critical Mass

Author: Shane Sanders

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781625094384

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 9225

What we need today is a critical mass of Spirit-empowered disciples from this generation-growing, multiplying, and changing the world for Jesus and the kingdom of God! This book presents a vision for discipleship, a philosophy of ministry, and a discussion of disciplemaking concepts and leadership priorities. Critical mass is the existence of sufficient momentum that becomes self-sustaining and fuels further growth. In a spiritual context, it involves the personal spiritual growth of individuals in all areas of maturity and corporate spiritual multiplication of the body of Christ through disciplemaking. These components-growing disciples, fruitful disciplemakers, and spiritual multiplication are the essential building blocks of the kingdom of God and the subject of this book.

Critical mass

the timeless masterpiece on the how and why of revival

Author: Mario Murillo

Publisher: Anthony Douglas Publishing

ISBN: 9780965459815

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 1115


Critical Mass

Fostering Explosive Growth in YSA Groups

Author: Chuck Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940769127


Page: 204

View: 8175

A Must Read for anyone who works with young single adults, ages 18-30. Starting with a membership of thirty five, a congregation of LDS young singles in Albuquerque, New Mexico, grew to 220, was divided, and then grew again to more than 180 in just over four years. During that time 83 couples met each other, dated, and married. Chuck Brown and his two assistants, David Hardy and Jay Cobb, together with their wives directed this incredible process. If you've ever wondered how to communicate more effectively with young singles, motivate them to participate in your group and influence them to change their lives in positive ways, this book is for you. The key to their success was coming to know and embrace a principal called Critical Mass!