How to Survive The End Of The World As We Know It

Tactics, Techniques And Technologies For Uncertain Times

Author: James Wesley, Rawles

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141049340

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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This is the definitive guide on how to prepare for any crisis, from global financial collapse to a flu pandemic. It would only take one unthinkable event to disrupt our way of life. If there is a terrorist attack, a flu pandemic, or sharp currency devaluation, you may be forced to fend for yourself in ways you've never imagined. Where would you get water? How would you communicate with relatives? What would you use for fuel? Survivalist expert James Wesley, Rawles, editor of SurvivalBlog.com and a former US Army Intelligence officer, shares the essential tools and skills you will need for your family to survive, including how to find and build a retreat, store food, supply power, rear animals, administer medicine, barter, and defend your family. 'Save those wine corks. Burned cork makes quick and cheap face camouflage.' 'Store only foods with minimal spices. When you are surrounded by starving people, just heating up a can of spicy chili con carne could be a death warrant.' 'If you are on a budget, you might get away with a good-quality bolt-action rifle...'
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The Knowledge

How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm

Author: Lewis Dartnell

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698151658

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate aftermath and to rebuild civilization as quickly as possible? Human knowledge is collective, distributed across the population. It has built on itself for centuries, becoming vast and increasingly specialized. Most of us are ignorant about the fundamental principles of the civilization that supports us, happily utilizing the latest—or even the most basic—technology without having the slightest idea of why it works or how it came to be. If you had to go back to absolute basics, like some sort of postcataclysmic Robinson Crusoe, would you know how to re-create an internal combustion engine, put together a microscope, get metals out of rock, or even how to produce food for yourself? Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quickstart guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances. The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. Every piece of technology rests on an enormous support network of other technologies, all interlinked and mutually dependent. You can’t hope to build a radio, for example, without understanding how to acquire the raw materials it requires, as well as generate the electricity needed to run it. But Dartnell doesn’t just provide specific information for starting over; he also reveals the greatest invention of them all—the phenomenal knowledge-generating machine that is the scientific method itself. The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world.
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When Disaster Strikes

A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Prepping and Crisis Survival

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583238

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toughest circumstances. Matthew Stein's When Disaster Strikes provides a thorough, practical guide for how to prepare for and react in many of life's most unpredictable scenarios. In this disaster-preparedness manual, he outlines the materials you'll need-from food and water, to shelter and energy, to first-aid and survival skills-to help you safely live through the worst. When Disaster Strikes covers how to find and store food, water, and clothing, as well as the basics of installing back-up power and lights. You'll learn how to gather and sterilize water, build a fire, treat injuries in an emergency, and use alternative medical sources when conventional ones are unavailable. Stein instructs you on the smartest responses to natural disasters-such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes and floods-how to keep warm during winter storms, even how to protect yourself from attack or other dangerous situations. With this comprehensive guide in hand, you can be sure to respond quickly, correctly, and confidently when a crisis threatens.
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Energy-Efficient Distributed Computing Systems

Author: Albert Y. Zomaya,Young Choon Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118342003

Category: Computers

Page: 856

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The energy consumption issue in distributed computing systemsraises various monetary, environmental and system performanceconcerns. Electricity consumption in the US doubled from 2000to 2005. From a financial and environmental standpoint,reducing the consumption of electricity is important, yet thesereforms must not lead to performance degradation of the computingsystems. These contradicting constraints create a suite ofcomplex problems that need to be resolved in order to lead to'greener' distributed computing systems. This book bringstogether a group of outstanding researchers that investigate thedifferent facets of green and energy efficient distributedcomputing. Key features: One of the first books of its kind Features latest research findings on emerging topics bywell-known scientists Valuable research for grad students, postdocs, andresearchers Research will greatly feed into other technologies andapplication domains
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Liberty Means Freedom for All

A Novel about Alternative Political Movements

Author: Steven H. Propp

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475958714

Category: Fiction

Page: 708

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Thomas Anderson has just graduated from CSU Stentoria, with his degree in Political Science. It's an election year, and as a young progressive in California who has been raised by equally progressive parents, he is very much concerned with the political issues currently being discussed in the mass media. A chance encounter with a fellow graduate named Kelly Kelso, however, shakes up his sett led view of the world. He is challenged to examine the rising number of alternatives to the two-party system presented by third party movements such as the Libertarian Party and the Green Party, and is forced to acknowledge that there is far more to politics than simply Democrat versus Republican, and liberal versus conservative. Thomas delves energetically into not only the growing Libertarian movement, but the free market perspective of the Austrian School of economics, as well as the rigid yet compelling view of Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. His explorations grow wider, now encompassing the Tea Party movement and the Christi an Right; tax resisters and gun rights advocates; survivalists and militia members; anarchists, communists, and Democratic Socialists; as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement. He debates the radical environmental views of animal welfare and animal rights advocates, and challenges opponents of corporate globalism as well as deniers of global warming, as he struggles to reformulate and articulate his own developing beliefs, while coping with a sea of conflicting ideas and opposition. But this abstract political theory is brought into sharp encounter with concrete political reality, when Thomas hears a news report of an armed conflict with authorities taking place just outside of town, involving someone with whom he has become emotionally involved
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Now is Too Late

Survival in an Era of Instant News

Author: Gerald R. Baron

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780130461391

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

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Baron shows executives and PR professionals precisely how the rules have changed and why public discourse has turned so ugly. Next, he offers a roadmap for defending oneself. Discover how to build reputation equity in today's environment; how to survive the maelstrom through clear thinking and strategy; and how to recover a reputation in the aftermath of a PR crisis.
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