Power Down - Zielscheibe USA


Author: Ben Coes

Publisher: Festa

ISBN: 3865522378

Category: Fiction

Page: 609

View: 950

Eine teuflische Verschwörung. Das Ziel: die Vernichtung der USA. Eine Bohrinsel im Pazifik wird in die Luft gesprengt, einige Tage später der weltgrößte hydroelektrische Staudamm vor der kanadischen Küste. Durch ihre Zerstörung wird der Strom in den USA knapp. In Politik und Wirtschaft bricht Chaos aus. Doch dies ist erst der Anfang einer beispiellosen Terrorserie ...Der frühere Elitesoldat Dewey Andreas überlebt einen der Anschläge. Er macht sich auf, die Verantwortlichen zur Rechenschaft zu ziehen. Bei seiner Hetzjagd rund um den Globus kommt er einer ungeheuerlichen Verschwörung auf die Spur.Doch Andreas läuft die Zeit davon. Denn es droht POWER DOWN - der totale Stromausfall. Ben Coes ist ein literarisches Megatalent in der Tradition von David Baldacci. Sein charismatischer Held Dewey Andreas kann berühmten Kollegen wie Jack Reacher oder Jack Ryan locker das Wasser reichen! Library Journal: »Ein Buch, das ans Eingemachte geht. Bitter, blutig und brutal. Der Leser schnappt bis zur letzten Seite nach Luft!« David Morrell: »Power Down ist ein frischer, mitreißender Thriller voller kraftvoller und überzeugender Action. Ein eindrucksvolles Debüt von Ben Coes. Hat mich umgehauen.« Paperback mit der Festa-Lederoptik.


Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World

Author: Richard Heinberg

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865715103

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 1010

This stark look at prospects for a truly sustainable culture speaks frankly about how it is time to "Powerdown," or to reduce per-capita resource usage in wealthy countries, develop alternative energy sources, and much more.

Power Down

Author: Ben Coes

Publisher: Canelo

ISBN: 1911591053

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 6365

The first in the explosive and bestselling Dewey Andreas series The largest oil-platform in the Western Hemisphere and a major hydroelectric dam are destroyed in a devastating, coordinated terrorist attack. The West’s energy supplies are on their knees. But when the terrorists struck the Capitana rig off the coast of Colombia, slaughtering most of the crew and destroying the oil field, there was one factor they didn’t take into account: former special forces operative Dewey Andreas. Determined to find the men behind the attack, Dewey must call on his long-dormant skills and overcome increasingly deadly assaults as he follows the trail of operatives sent to take him down. Soon he is locked in a life-or-death struggle with the mysterious Alexander Fortuna... and the clock is ticking. Can Dewey save the people and the country he loves before it’s too late? Power Down is a gripping and compelling thriller from bestseller Ben Coes, for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor and J.B. Turner. Praise for Power Down ‘Power Down is terrific! With a gripping story, compelling characters, a relentless pace, and nerve-wracking suspense, Power Down is one of the must-read thrillers of the year. Don't miss this debut of novelist Ben Coes and the introduction of Dewey Andreas – you'll devour this one and wait anxiously for their return.’ – Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit of Honor ‘I loved Power Down! It's a fresh, exciting thriller and the action scenes are big, vivid and authentic, at times even breathtaking. An impressive debut for Ben Coes. I was blown away.’ – David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers and creator of Rambo ‘A ripping thriller from an exciting new novelist. Power Down kept me glued, turning the pages. Lots of action, a terrific hero, and a slimy villain – thrillers don't get any better.’ – Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Disciple ‘Power Down marks the emergence of a major new talent in the political thriller genre – no small feat in a field already packed with big names like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, and David Baldacci. In terms of sheer entertainment value ... easily and immediately competitive with the very best the thriller field has to offer.’ – Fiction Addict ‘One of those rare, glue-in-your-seat books. Sit down, pick it up, and start reading. You aren't going anywhere for anything until you finish it.’ – Bookreporter.com

Power Down

Author: A.J. Marcus

Publisher: eXtasy Books

ISBN: 1487415524

Category: Fiction

Page: 83

View: 5193

Can a dragon shifter stuck in human form find the power to save himself and the bear shifter he has grown to love? Dryden Lindwurm is getting tired of his life behind a desk at Naga Industries. He needs a break, so he decides to take a few days for himself and go hiking in the Colorado back country. Things don’t go as planned when he stumbles on a ghost town controlled by the Tiger clan, a group of tiger shifter ninjas out to gain enough power to steal control of the world from Dryden’s family. When the tigers’ magic leaves Dryden stuck in human form, he is forced to work in the mine they control. He never anticipated finding love in the form of Geir Liefson, a bear shifter who has been working the mine for months. Dryden must find a way to break the tigers’ magic so he can free himself and Geir before they are both worked to death—or before the mine runs out and the tigers kill them and the other shifters trapped there.

Power Down

How (and Why) to Begin Reworking Your Novel Away from the Computer

Author: Kathleen McCleary

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 144035149X

Category: Reference

Page: 9

View: 7299

When you're ready to revise your novel, move away from the computer screen and take a hands-on approach. In "Power Down," Kathleen McCleary offers techniques, tools, and tips for revising away from the computer. This exclusive e-book offers a fresh perspective for your work-in-progress and teaches you how to focus your attention more fully at this critical stage. Kathleen McCleary is the author of three novels: House and Home (2008); A Simple Thing (2012), nominated for the Library of Virginia Literary Award in fiction; and Leaving Haven (2013), a Target Emerging Author pick. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Parade magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Good Housekeeping, and many other publications. She has taught writing as an adjunct professor at American University and is an instructor with Writopia Labs, a nonprofit that teaches creative writing to kids. Learn more about Kathleen on her website: www.kathleenmccleary.com.

Power Down, Little Robot

Author: Anna Staniszewski

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627791280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3103

It's time to power down for the night, but Little Robot isn't ready! He quickly opens his stalling program. Luckily, Mom Unit knows exactly how to get him into his sleep module.From a debut picture book author and the illustrator of Little Boo, this funny twist on a familiar nighttime routine will click with bedtime avoidance experts everywhere.

Power Down & Parent Up!

Cyber Bullying, Screen Dependence & Raising Tech-Healthy Children

Author: Holli Kenley

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615993509

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 44

View: 9837

Electronic Media Can Endanger As Well As Empower Your Kids In this decade, our digital world has grown exponentially as has the degree of time both adults and children are spending on their screens. Not surprisingly, researchers are discovering a myriad of unhealthy behaviors associated with excessive screen time. ÿIn ?Power Down & Parent Up?, Kenley expands on her groundbreaking bookÿCyber Bullying No More,ÿgiving parents/guardians effective strategies to integrate into their lives and their children?s. ÿHow can we navigate a tech-driven world and raise tech-healthy children? Tackle cyber bullying head-on by implementing a concise ?Parent Up? approach with proven strategies forÿProtection, Intervention, and Prevention."Power Down" on screen dependence and become fully informed about its growing health concerns and consequences.LearnÿSeven Proactive Practicesÿsuch as goal setting and creating a family plan to reduce screen time.DiscoverÿFour Healthy Guidelinesÿto add to our parenting toolboxÿsuch as learning how to communicate about the false nature of cyber worth and cultivate our children?s real worth. "Rather imply that families can return to some idealistic less complicated time without Facebook, sexting, social networks, and Twitter, and whatever else comes along, Kenley's booklet will help parents mitigate possible harm to their children as they integrate this technology hopefully into healthy lives and relationships." --Ronald Mah, M.A. LMFT, author ofÿDifficult Behavior in Early ChildhoodÿandÿThe One Minute Temper Tantrum Solution "Holli addresses children's readiness for technology as well as rules, contracts and education for parents to consider for their children as they introduce or allow entry of new technology into their lives. Cyber bullying and victimization are concerns addressed as well as internet resources for parents, with tools for protection, interventions and prevention--a must for parents in our technological world." --Lani Stoner, Marriage and Family Therapist Learn more atÿwww.HolliKenley.comÿ

Power Down For Fitness

Yoga for Flexible Mind and Body

Author: Marko Galjasevic,Deborah Wood

Publisher: Red Chair Press

ISBN: 163440467X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8646

Learn easy-to-follow poses for kids and informational notes for adults who dare to join them in stretching for fitness.

Power Failure

Surviving the Undead: Book One

Author: Richard Mercer

Publisher: Richard Mercer


Category: Fiction

Page: 65

View: 9843

Mikael Robiskov was just twelve years old when the disease started spreading. It took the world by surprise. Now, four years later, the community that Mikael had grown up with faces a serious problem. Their power generator has broken down, and they can't repair it. Without the power generator they can't use the massive floodlights or any of their other defenses which help them catch the zombies before they get too close. Mikael and his adopted family must leave where they have lived for four years, and journey to Outpost Elphi, the only other safe place within range. Will Mikael be able to handle it when he comes face to face with the monsters that killed his parents? Power Failure is the first book in a new series by Richard Mercer called Surviving the Undead. It is a 20,000 word novella. Keywords: Zombies, Richard Mercer, Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Novella

Microcontroller (8051)

Author: Dr. Yogendra Gandole

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105153665


Page: N.A

View: 1476


Power Failure in the Church and Restoration

Author: Ernest L. Sanders

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469134551

Category: Religion

Page: 54

View: 8971

This is a book that explores some of the reasons for the failure of so many ministries in the country today. When we look at the world and problems of our world it would seem to many that the church is a failure or has lost it‘s power. The source of church power is a relationship with God. God is able to restore the Ministry and those that have chosen to give their lives to mankind for the preservation of good morals and values. The church is the answer to all the ills of the world today. More emphasis’s should be placed on the local church. It is here in the local church that all ministries and ministers received their initial power.

When Washington Shut Down Wall Street

The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 and the Origins of America's Monetary Supremacy

Author: William L. Silber

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691127477

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 217

View: 1903

Traces Treasury Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo's triumph over a monetary crisis at the outbreak of World War I that threatened the United States with financial disaster. This work aims to recreate the drama of America's battle for financial credibility.

Microprocessors & Microcontroller Systems

Author: D.A.Godse A.P.Godse

Publisher: Technical Publications

ISBN: 9788184313079


Page: 644

View: 3202

Microprocessor and microcomputer system, Functional pin diagram and detailed architecture of 8085 microprocessor, Demultiplexing of address / data bus, Generation of control signals, Instruction set, Addressing modes. Programming for arithmetic and logical operation, Subroutine concepts.Functional pin diagram and architecture of 8031/51 microcontroller, Port structure, Instruction set and assembly language programming.Timer / counter, Modes of operation, Programming timer / counter. Interrupt structure and interrupts programming.Serial communication programming in 8051 (Only standard 8-bit UART mode).Memory interfacing (RAM, ROM, EPROM) - Basic concept in memory interfacing and address decoding.Programmable peripheral interface (8255) - Block diagram, Control words and modes and interfacing.Interfacing to external RAM and ROM, LED, Switch, 7-segment display, Multiplexed 7-segment display, Matrix key-board, Liquid crystal display, DAC, ADC, Stepper motor with programs.Buses and Protocols : RS 232, RS 485, , MODBUS, IEEE 488.Interfacing to EEPROM 93C46 / 56 / 66, 24C16 / 32 / 64, RTC DS1307.Conceptual study of various derivatives of 8051 microcontroller from different manufacturers like Atmel, Phillips etc. Introduction to PIC microcontroller.

Power Failure

The Inside Story of The Collapse of Enron

Author: Mimi Swartz,Sherron Watkins

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0385508883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 3832

“They’re still trying to hide the weenie,” thought Sherron Watkins as she read a newspaper clipping about Enron two weeks before Christmas, 2001. . . It quoted [CFO] Jeff McMahon addressing the company’s creditors and cautioning them against a rash judgment. “Don’t assume that there is a smoking gun.” Sherron knew Enron well enough to know that the company was in extreme spin mode… Power Failure is the electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the collapse of Enron, the high-flying gas and energy company touted as the poster child of the New Economy that, in its hubris, had aspired to be “The World’s Leading Company,” and had briefly been the seventh largest corporation in America. Written by prizewinning journalist Mimi Swartz, and substantially based on the never-before-published revelations of former Enron vice-president Sherron Watkins, as well as hundreds of other interviews, Power Failure shows the human face beyond the greed, arrogance, and raw ambition that fueled the company’s meteoric rise in the late 1990s. At the dawn of the new century, Ken Lay’s and Jeff Skilling's faces graced the covers of business magazines, and Enron’s money oiled the political machinery behind George W. Bush’s election campaign. But as Wall Street analysts sang Enron’s praises, and its stock spiraled dizzyingly into the stratosphere, the company’s leaders were madly scrambling to manufacture illusory profits, hide its ballooning debt, and bully Wall Street into buying its fictional accounting and off-balance-sheet investment vehicles. The story of Enron’s fall is a morality tale writ large, performed on a stage with an unforgettable array of props and side plots, from parking lots overflowing with Boxsters and BMWs to hot-house office affairs and executive tantrums. Among the cast of characters Mimi Swartz and Sherron Watkins observe with shrewd Texas eyes and an insider’s perspective are: CEO Ken Lay, Enron’s “outside face,” who was more interested in playing diplomat and paving the road to a political career than in managing Enron’s high-testosterone, anything-goes culture; Jeff Skilling, the mastermind behind Enron’s mercenary trading culture, who transformed himself from a nerdy executive into the personification of millennial cool; Rebecca Mark, the savvy and seductive head of Enron’s international division, who was Skilling’s sole rival to take over the company; and Andy Fastow, whose childish pranks early in his career gave way to something far more destructive. Desperate to be a player in Enron’s deal-making, trader-oriented culture, Fastow transformed Enron’s finance department into a “profit center,” creating a honeycomb of financial entities to bolster Enron’s “profits,” while diverting tens of millions of dollars into his own pockets An unprecedented chronicle of Enron’s shocking collapse, Power Failure should take its place alongside the classics of previous decades – Barbarians at the Gate and Liar’s Poker – as one of the cautionary tales of our times. From the Hardcover edition.

Power Failure

The inside story of climate politics under Rudd and Gillard

Author: Philip Chubb

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1922231517

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 8627

The inside story of a wicked problem … What should Australia do about climate change? A succession of leaders has tried to answer this question – and come unstuck. Politicians and public servants call it a “wicked” problem – one highly resistant to solution – and many approaches have been developed and discarded by the major parties. Some believe Australia’s dependence on coal makes effective action impossible. In this book, award-winning journalist Philip Chubb examines the tenacity of fossil-fuel interests and their allies in business, politics and the media when their power is challenged. He reveals and analyses the political strategies of prime ministers Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard as they tried to overcome the obstacles created by Australia’s carbon-intensive economy. This is a dramatic study of leadership replete with new revelations. Using more than 75 interviews with key figures (including Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Wayne Swan, Greg Combet and Penny Wong), freedom-of-information requests and good old-fashioned leaks, Chubb gives a persuasive account of success and failure in climate policy, and of the strategies that leaders must use in future.

Power Failure

New York City Politics and Policy since 1960

Author: Charles Brecher,Raymond D. Horton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195364538

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 6389

New York City's municipal government is the largest and most complex in the nation, perhaps in the world. Its annual operating budget is now a staggering $29 billion a year, plus it has a capital budget of $4 billion more. The city and its various agencies employ approximately 360,000 full-time workers. The Office of the Mayor alone employs some 1,600 people (and spends some $135 million). And the Police Department boasts a small army of over 25,000 officers, with a budget of $1.5 billion. Anyone wanting to make sense of an organization this vast needs an excellent guide. In Power Failure, Charles Brecher and Raymond Horton provide a complete guidebook to the political workings of New York City. Ranging from 1960 to the present, the authors explore in depth the political machinery behind City Hall, from electoral politics to budgetary policy to the delivery of city services. They examine the operation of the Office of the Mayor and the City Council, covering everything from the number of members and their annual salaries (Council Members receive $55,000 per year, the Council President $105,000) to the mayoral races of John V. Lindsay, Abraham Beame, and Edward I. Koch. Much of this encyclopedic work focuses on New York's ever-present financial woes, including the financial crisis of the mid-1970s, when the City had an unaudited deficit of over a billion dollars and the public credit markets closed their doors. They examine the repeated failure of collective bargaining to set wage policy before the annual operating budget is set (which undermines the integrity of the budgetary process), and they look at the main source of revenue, the property tax (homeowners pay 84 cents per hundred dollars of market value, commercial property owners pay $4.31, a politically motivated imbalance which the authors find economically harmful and grossly unfair to renters and businesses). Finally, they examine service delivery and discover, not surprisingly, that the highest local taxes in the nation are not spent efficiently. The authors offer detailed looks at the uniformed services (police, fire, sanitation, corrections), the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Health and Hospitals Corporation (which operates the country's largest municipal hospital system), revealing which departments are run well and which are not. For New York City residents, this is an essential volume for understanding City Hall. Indeed, anyone baffled by big city government--whether you live in New York or in any major metropolis--will find in this volume a wealth of information on how to run a city well, and how to run it into the ground.


Author: D.A.Godse A.P.Godse

Publisher: Technical Publications

ISBN: 9788184313833


Page: 348

View: 5034

Microprocessors and MicrocontrollerMicroprocessors and microcontrollers, A microprocessors survey, RISC and CISC CPU architectures, Harvard and Von-Neumann CPU architecture.The 8051 Architecture : Introduction, 8051 microcontroller hardware, Input/output pins, Ports and circuits, External memory, Counter and timers, Serial data input/output, Interrupts.Addressing Modes and OperationsAddressing modes, External data moves, Code memory, Read only data moves/Indexed addressing mode, PUSH and POP opcodes, Data exchanges, Example Programs; Byte level logical operations, Bit level logical operations, Rotate and swap operations, Example programs, Arithmetic Operations; Flags incrementing and decrementing, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Decimal arithmetic, Example programs.Jump and Call InstructionsThe JUMP and CALL program range, Jumps, Calls and subroutines, Interrupts and returns, More detail on interrupts, Example problems.8051 Programming in CData types and time delays in 8051C, I/O programming, Logic operations, Data conversion programs, Accessing code ROM space, Data serialization.Timer/Counter Programming in 8051Programming 8051 timers, Counter Programming, Programming timers 0 and 1 in 8051 C.8051 Serial CommunicationBasics of Serial Communication, 8051 connections to RS-232, 8051 serial communication programming, Programming the second serial port, Serial port programming in C.Interrupts Programming8051 Interrupts, Programming timer interrupts, Programming external hardware interrupts, Programming the serial communication interrupts, Interrupt priority in the 8051/52, Interrupt programming in C.8051 Interfacing and ApplicationsInterfacing 8051 to LCD, Keyboard, Parallel and serial ADC, DAC, Stepper motor interfacing, DC motor interfacing and PWM.