Time and Power

Time and Power

From the author of the national bestseller The Sleepwalkers, a book about how the exercise of power is shaped by different concepts of time This groundbreaking book presents new perspectives on how the exercise of power is shaped by ...

Author: Christopher Clark

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691185989

Category: History


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From the author of the national bestseller The Sleepwalkers, a book about how the exercise of power is shaped by different concepts of time This groundbreaking book presents new perspectives on how the exercise of power is shaped by different notions of time. Acclaimed historian Christopher Clark draws on four key figures from German history—Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg-Prussia, Frederick the Great, Otto von Bismarck, and Adolf Hitler—to look at history through a temporal lens and ask how historical actors and their regimes embody unique conceptions of time. Inspired by the insights of Reinhart Koselleck and François Hartog, two pioneers of the “temporal turn” in historiography, Clark shows how Friedrich Wilhelm rejected the notion of continuity with the past, believing instead that a sovereign must liberate the state from the entanglements of tradition to choose freely among different possible futures. He demonstrates how Frederick the Great abandoned this paradigm for a neoclassical vision of history in which sovereign and state transcend time altogether, and how Bismarck believed that the statesman’s duty was to preserve the timeless permanence of the state amid the torrent of historical change. Clark describes how Hitler did not seek to revolutionize history like Stalin and Mussolini, but instead sought to evade history altogether, emphasizing timeless racial archetypes and a prophetically foretold future. Elegantly written and boldly innovative, Time and Power takes readers from the Thirty Years’ War to the fall of the Third Reich, revealing the connection between political power and the distinct temporalities of the leaders who wield it.
Categories: History

Sex Time and Power

Sex  Time  and Power

Author: Leonard Shlain

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0142004677

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

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From the best selling author of Art and Physics and The Alphabet Versus the Goddess comes a provocative new book that will change our views of human sexuality and evolution. According to Leonard Shlain there is no clear and compelling explanation for the sudden emergence of glib, big-brained Homo sapiens 150,000 years ago. In his latest book, he proposes an original thesis that variations in female sexuality changed the course of human evolution. Due to the narrowness of her bipedal pelvis and the increasing size of her infant's head, the human female began to experience high childbirth death rates. Natural selection adapted her to this environmental stress by drastically reconfiguring her hormonal cycles. Her estrus with its external signal that she was ovulating disappeared as her menses became the most florid of any mammal and it mysteriously entrained with the periodicity of the moon. These interlocking adaptations led the first women to grasp the concept of a month and make the connection between sex and pregnancy.
Categories: Psychology

Of Time and Power

Of Time and Power

Author: Henry Bienen


ISBN: 0691078335



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The Description for this book, Of Time and Power: Leadership Duration in the Modern World, will be forthcoming.

Statistical Analysis and Optimization for VLSI Timing and Power

Statistical Analysis and Optimization for VLSI  Timing and Power

Moreover, this information is not available at design time and hence the impact of
these factors on process parameters must be captured using a random variable.
Inter-die variations in a single process parameter are easily captured by corner ...

Author: Ashish Srivastava

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387265285

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 280

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Covers the statistical analysis and optimization issues arising due to increased process variations in current technologies. Comprises a valuable reference for statistical analysis and optimization techniques in current and future VLSI design for CAD-Tool developers and for researchers interested in starting work in this very active area of research. Written by author who lead much research in this area who provide novel ideas and approaches to handle the addressed issues
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Religion Law and Power

Religion  Law and Power

Introduction: Tales of Time Time and temporality lie at the heart of configurations
of history. They provide history writing with vital organizing principles. All too
often, these concepts and entities are held in place by the historian in chiefly
implicit ...

Author: Ishita Banerjee-Dube

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781843317838

Category: History

Page: 243

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Examines the interplay of distinct yet overlapping facets of history, Hinduism, the state and the nation in Eastern India.
Categories: History

Integrated Circuit Design Power and Timing Modeling Optimization and Simulation

Integrated Circuit Design  Power and Timing Modeling  Optimization and Simulation

This paper describes a slack budget distribution algorithm for ultralow power
CMOS logic circuits in a VLSI design environment. We introduce Power-Aware
Zero-Slack Algorithm (PA-ZSA), which distributes the surplus time slacks into the
most ...

Author: Bertrand Hochet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540441434

Category: Computers

Page: 496

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation, PATMOS 2002, held in Seville, Spain in September 2002. The 37 revised full papers and 12 poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on arithmetics, low-level modeling and characterization, asynchronous and adiabatic techniques, CAD tools and algorithms, timing, gate-level modeling and design, and communications modeling and activity reduction.
Categories: Computers

Integrated Circuit and System Design Power and Timing Modeling Optimization and Simulation

Integrated Circuit and System Design  Power and Timing Modeling  Optimization and Simulation

Interconnects are now considered as the bottleneck in the design of system-on-
chip (SoC) since they introduce delay and power consumption. To deal with this
issue, data coding for interconnect power and timing optimization has been ...

Author: Lars Svensson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540959472

Category: Computers

Page: 462

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of 18th International Workshop on Power and Timing Modeling, Optimization and Simulation, PATMOS 2008, featuring Integrated Circuit and System Design, held in Lisbon, Portugal during September 10-12, 2008. The 31 revised full papers and 10 revised poster papers presented together with 3 invited talks and 4 papers from a special session on reconfigurable architectures were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on low-leakage and subthreshold circuits, low-power methods and models, arithmetic and memories, variability and statistical timing, synchronization and interconnect, power supplies and switching noise, low-power circuits; reconfigurable architectures, circuits and methods, power and delay modeling, as well as power optimizations addressing reconfigurable architectures.
Categories: Computers

Introduction to Electrical Power and Power Electronics

Introduction to Electrical Power and Power Electronics

The power electronics devices covered in Chapter 12 make the building blocks of
a variety of power electronics converters for ... Thus, the inductor and the
capacitor provide short-time energy storage to ride through the off period of the

Author: Mukund R. Patel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466556614

Category: Science

Page: 528

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Most traditional power systems textbooks focus on high-voltage transmission. However, the majority of power engineers work in urban factories, buildings, or industries where power comes from utility companies or is self-generated. Introduction to Electrical Power and Power Electronics is the first book of its kind to cover the entire scope of electrical power and power electronics systems in one volume—with a focus on topics that are directly relevant in power engineers’ daily work. Learn How Electrical Power Is Generated, Distributed, and Utilized Composed of 17 chapters, the book is organized into two parts. The first part introduces aspects of electrical power that most power engineers are involved in during their careers, including the distribution of power to load equipment such as motors via step-down transformers, cables, circuit breakers, relays, and fuses. For engineers working with standalone power plants, it also tackles generators. The book discusses how to design and operate systems for economic use of power and covers the use of batteries in greater depth than typically found in traditional power system texts. Understand How Power Electronics Work in Modern Systems The second part delves into power electronics switches, as well as the DC–DC converters, AC–DC–AC converters, and frequency converters used in variable-frequency motor drives. It also discusses quality-of-power issues in modern power systems with many large power electronics loads. A chapter on power converter cooling presents important interdisciplinary design topics. Draw on the Author’s Extensive Industry and Teaching Experience This timely book draws on the author’s 30 years of work experience at General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Westinghouse Electric and 15 years of teaching electrical power at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Designed for a one-semester or two-quarter course in electrical power and power electronics, it is also ideal for a refresher course or as a one-stop reference for industry professionals.
Categories: Science

Power Form and Mind

Power  Form  and Mind

Space and Time 1 . Introduction Space and time have an intimate relation to
creativity and power . Creation is in time , which is the concomitant of the
openness of the relation between creator and creature . Creation of form
depends on a ...

Author: Arthur Berndtson

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838750109

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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A study in "intermediate" metaphysics combining elements of empiricism, analysis, and partial skepticism with a systematic account of nature, man, and God. The book concludes with a conative interpretation of mysticism.
Categories: Philosophy

Women Time and Power in Cambodia

Women  Time and Power in Cambodia

Annotation. "In a narrative and visual tour de force, Trudy Jacobsen examines the relationship between women and power in Cambodian history.

Author: Jacobsen


ISBN: OCLC:847295340



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Annotation. "In a narrative and visual tour de force, Trudy Jacobsen examines the relationship between women and power in Cambodian history. Here, she seeks to describe when and why the status of women changed and what factors contributed to these changes. Although Cambodian women have been represented at different times as 'powerless' in Western analyses, the author argues that they have continued to exercise authority outside those areas of concern to Western constructs of power."--Jacket.

Sex Money and Power

Sex  Money and Power

But this metaphor is not quite satisfactory, because the web is being spun by
millions of us at the same time, and is constantly being repaired and
reconstructed; a great deal of our time and energy is spent on joint or reciprocal
spinning ...

Author: Bill Jordan

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745633510

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Intimacy, choice, movement - these are the elements which make up the desirable lifestyle in the mainstream of affluent societies. They also undermine traditional forms of power and control. And they create a web of connections between individuals all over the world, which promises to be more flexible and less restrictive than any which have existed before. Bill Jordan sets out to explain the particular attractions of this vision of freedom, equality and harmony. He traces its appeal to a formula for human institutions which emerged with the birth of the social sciences. Sex, money and political authority glued together these changing accounts of the collective world. We are still seduced by the idea that personal autonomy and the moral sovereignty of individuals can make up a well-functioning social order. But, he argues, our present global institutions shut out the majority of the world's population, who are left to rely on quite different bonds, of blood, soil and faith. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of sociology and social policy, as well as of the humanities in general. It will also be compelling reading for anyone who is interested in human relationships and modern society.
Categories: Social Science

Psychosis and Power

Psychosis and Power

Psychotic time , as I call it , exists beyond the self ; psychotic consciousness
dwells not in consensually or politically validated structures or in participatory
relationships but in the realm of delusional power inaccessible to historical
interpretation ...

Author: James M. Glass

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801430372

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Glass's analysis bridges contemporary psychoanalytic and political theory and centers on case studies as well as small-group interactions at the hospital. Focusing on psychotic patients' own perceptions, he describes the loss of their ability to participate in consensual reality and to sustain the respect for rights and tolerance of differences which make reciprocal relationships possible. Their experience, Glass maintains, vividly illuminates larger political issues and points, in particular, to the psychotic bases of political tyranny. Pursuing omnipotence, closing off dialogue, creating scapegoats, and promoting violence - the tyrant elevates to matters of public policy those patterns of behavior that in an individual would be considered psychotic.
Categories: Medical

Dearest Georg Love Literature and Power in Dark Times

 Dearest Georg   Love  Literature  and Power in Dark Times

I'm forced to summarize, however, because to describe my precious days in Paris
I need peace and quiet. I shall do it, and Regine was a hit. This time, she was
sweet as sugar almost the entire time. Not only because I had suffered such a ...

Author: Veza & Elias Canetti

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590513668

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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In 1934, Veza Taubner and Elias Canetti were married in Vienna. Elias describes the arrangement to his brother Georges as a “functional” marriage. Meanwhile, an intense intellectual love affair develops between Veza and Georges, a young doctor suffering fromtuberculosis. Four years later, Veza and Elias flee Nazi-ruled Vienna to London, where they lead an impoverished and extremely complicated marital life in exile. Spanning the major part of Elias’s struggle for literary recognition, from 1933, before the publication of his novel, Auto-da-Fé, to 1959, when he finished his monumental Crowds and Power, the Canetti letters provide an intimate look at these formative years through the prism of a veritable love triangle: the newly married Elias has a string of lovers; his wife, Veza, is hopelessly in love with an idealized image of his youngest brother, Georges; and Georges is drawn to good looking men as well as to his motherly sister-in-law. Independently and often secretly, the couple communicates with Georges, who lives in Paris: Veza tells of Elias’s amorous escapades and bouts of madness, Elias complains about Veza’s poor nerves and depression. Each of them worries about Georges’s health–if she could, Veza would kiss away the germs. Georges is an infrequent correspondent, but he diligently stores away the letters from his brother and sister-in-law. In 2003, long after his death, they were accidentally discovered in a Paris basement and comprise not only a moving and insightful document, but real literature. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Literary Collections

International Conference on Energy and Power Engineering EPE2014

International Conference on Energy and Power Engineering  EPE2014

Because the clothes drying time is related to the ambient temperature, relative
humidity, the material and amount of clothes tightly, None can predict the clothes
drying time accurately. It results in over drying and causes in energy and time ...


Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc

ISBN: 9781605951805

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 470

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The 2014 International Conference on Energy and Power Engineering (EPE2014), will be held on April 26–27, 2014, in Hong Kong, China. The aim of this international convention is to bring together experts and scholars from around the world and offer them a chance to share the latest research results in the field of Energy and Power Engineering. We all know that over the past few decades, a great change has happened in the field of the environment technology, and the science technology is growing faster and faster. In order to keep up with the daily changing situation, we have sent invitations to experts, scholars and other people who have devoted himself in related fields, and it is a great honor to us that most of them have accepted our invitation and supported the EPE2014 with their latest studies. Up till now, we have received over three hundred papers from various countries; this shows that there has been a growing interest in the field of energy and power engineering. Among those papers received, we have eventually chosen about a hundred to be presented and included in this proceeding. These papers generally represented the current research status in this field and the future trend. We sincerely believe that these papers could be valuable to the future work of yours. Finally, on behalf of the committee, I would like to deeply express our gratitude to those who have supported the EPE2014, especially the international experts who helped reviewing papers, the DEStech Publications help publish the conference proceedings, and last but not least, the authors of these inspiring papers. Without the help from these people, EPE2014 would not be as half successful as it is now. Here, welcome to EPE2014 and let’s hope that it will be a great success. Tim Chou
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Wisdom on Wheels

Wisdom on Wheels

As a handicapped former professor of psychology now nearing ninety years of age, Dr. Don Huard lives his life on a variety of wheels, those on his walker, those on his electric scooter and those on his wheel chair.

Author: Donald V Huard, PH D


ISBN: 1728366070


Page: 100

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During the time of a global pandemic it's very difficult to maintain a positive attitude about America's future. Daily and even hourly, our citizens are being bombarded with the tragic, depressing news that stresses the massive loss of life and the severe economic downturn resulting in high unemployment and family instability. As a handicapped former professor of psychology now nearing ninety years of age, Dr. Don Huard lives his life on a variety of wheels, those on his walker, those on his electric scooter and those on his wheel chair. He calls on others to look ahead optimistically, pointing to the potential power of a positive attitude. He chooses to stress recovery, recovery that will occur in time. Having survived the Asian flu pandemic in the early 1950s, Don struggled with personal depression as a frail 115 lb. eighteen year-old military draftee during the Korean conflict. Forty plus years of teaching and counseling young college students has resulted in some thoughtful consideration of the value of an optimistic mental outlook and its supportive influence not only for college students but also for those of advancing age, even those who are handicapped and traveling on wheels.

On Freedom Love and Power

On Freedom  Love  and Power

The central point of this proclamation is that everything is ready, which implies a
great joy. A little theology is helpful here in the form of a distinction between
people who are very busy and do not have time, and those who do not recognize
that ...

Author: Jacques Ellul

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442611177

Category: Religion

Page: 247

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In these never-before published lectures. Jacques Ellul refines and clarifies some of his most profound insights on the Jewish and Christian Bibles and their relevance to contemporary society. `On Freedom, Love, and Power is easily the most important and exciting work in Christian interpretation that I have read in years. This remarkable work offers the reader some of Jacques Ellul's deepest and most controversial insights into what it means to understand and live out what God expects from us, and it is what I would recommend first to those who wonder what Ellul understood Christianity to be.' Richard Stivers, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois State University `On Freedom, Love, and Power is a landmark achievement. It showcases Jacques Ellul's elegant and insightful thinking on the Bible, religion, and efficiency. A clear and powerful collaboration between Ellul and Willem H. Vanderburg, two thinkers who are focused on directing human beings toward health and life, it is a work I cannot recommend too highly.' Tim Blackmore, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario Jacques Ellul is one of the most important social and theological thinkers of the twentieth century. This book captures Ellul with his students. It is subtly personal and direct: its informal tone conveys a certain affection that a professor shares with his students around his dining room table. People who are weary of organized religion will find On Freedom, Love, and Power a source of clarity and inspiration. Faithful church-goers will also rejoice as it cuts through to depths of understanding that are new and refreshing.' Rev. Dr. Bob Giuliano, Professor Emeritus, Huron University College
Categories: Religion

Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Approprations for Fiscal Year

Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Approprations for Fiscal Year

The growing Northwest power demand necessitates placing increasing
emphasis on developing new and improved methods of transmission of ever
larger blocks of power while, at the same time, recognizing system security and
reliability, ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations


ISBN: IND:30000088103563

Category: United States


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Categories: United States

Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Bill 1979

Public Works for Water and Power Development and Energy Research Appropriation Bill  1979

How many federal employes do you have working on the Basic Energy Sciences
program ? Give us a table showing your full - time , part - time and others ,
including consultants for 1978 and 1979 showing your Headquarters and field
office ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Public Works


ISBN: LOC:0018581130A

Category: Power resources


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Categories: Power resources