Exposing the Truth About Guns

Author: Glenn Beck,Kevin Balfe,Hannah Beck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476739870

Category: Political Science

Page: 189

View: 4156

A controversial TV and radio host presents a passionate case for guns, arguing that gun control isn't really about controlling guns at all; it's about controlling the people. Original.

Command and Control

Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143125788

Category: History

Page: 632

View: 8155

Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.

Out Of Control

The New Biology Of Machines, Social Systems, And The Economic World

Author: Kevin Kelly

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 078674703X

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 1636

Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

The Control Book

Author: Peter Masters

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0992326346

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: N.A

View: 6266

The Control Book is about the fine art of taking control of your partner. It's about the processes involved, about taking control, using control, about ensuring that you have control, and-importantly-about giving control back once you are done with it. The book discusses how this works-the psychology of it-and looks at what can go right, and at what can go wrong and how to fix it. It considers the role of authority in the equation, and looks at how to manage the control you have over someone so that it is both effective and rewarding for you both. I believe that a very large part of the activities which we include under the umbrella of BDSM rely explicitly or implicitly on control being asserted over one person by another. My goal in this book is to talk about control, explain what it is, demonstrate it, show how to take it, how to give it, how to manage it, and more. I want you, the reader, to be aware of the ebb and flow of control around you and through you.

In Control, Ms. Wiz?

Author: Terence Blacker

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761455578

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 59

View: 1092

The magical Ms. Wiz saves the library from being closed by bringing to life characters from such books as "Peter Rabbit" and "Frankenstein."


Author: Lydia Kang

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 9780142423615

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 3842

Orphaned by a tragic plane crash, Zel struggles to protect her younger sister, who is abducted by strangers using bizarre sensory weapons while Zel herself ends up in a safe house for teens where she draws on broken-down technology, her new friends' peculiar gifts and her own grit to rescue her sister.

Back in Control

Author: Gregory Bodenhamer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 067176165X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 114

View: 2183

The co-founder of the "Back in Control" training program for parents, an organization which has helped more than six thousand troubled families, details the simple, three-step method for controlling behavior problems in thirty days.

The Culture of Control

Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society

Author: David Garland

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226283845

Category: Law

Page: 307

View: 458

The United States and the United Kingdom have both become nations of stringent social control, from rapidly growing prison populations to ever increasing surveillance, curtailment of civil liberties, and restriction of the underclass. The Culture of control charts the evolution of this approach to law and order--politically, legally, and in terms of the average citizen's view of criminal "others" and their civil liberties.

Back in Control

A Surgeons Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain

Author: David Hanscom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988272996

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 366

View: 6103

Seattle spinal surgeon Dr. David Hanscom focuses on an aspect of chronic pain that the medical world has largely overlooked: you must calm your nervous system in order to get better. More than any other book about pain, Back in Control reveals how to quiet a turbocharged central nervous system and make a full recovery, with or without surgery. Dr. Hanscom shares the story of his own journey out of chronic pain and offers a treatment paradigm that has evolved from his personal experience, as well what he has learned from his patients, hundreds of whom have moved beyond managing pain to becoming pain free. This book will enable those suffering from chronic pain to regain control of their care and life. This revised 2nd edition reflects the last few years of neuroscience research. It is becoming increasingly clear that the brain processes mental and physical pain in a similar manner. As anxiety drops, pain will diminish. Dr. Hanscom has observed that these principles apply to any chronic pain condition.

Motor Learning and Control: From Theory to Practice

Author: William H. Edwards

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495010804

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 544

View: 2091

The goal of Motor Learning and Control: From Theory to Practice is to introduce students to the dynamic field of motor learning and control in ways that are meaningful, accessible, and thought-provoking. This text offers a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the major areas of study in motor learning and control using several different perspectives applied to scholarly study and research in the field. Presenting the most current theories applied to the study and understanding of motor skills, this text is filled with practical examples and interactive applications to help students prepare for careers in movement-related fields. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Remote Control Robotics

Author: Craig Sayers

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387985978

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 713

Increasingly, robots are being used in environments inhospitable to humans such as the deep ocean, inside nuclear reactors, and in deep space. The techniques used to control these robots are the subject of this book. The author begins with a basic introduction to robot control and covers topics such as teleprompting, operator interfaces, visual imagery, and command generation. Additionally, problematic issues are addressed, including noisy control lines, feedback and response information, and predictive displays.

Quantum Measurement and Control

Author: Howard M. Wiseman,Gerard J. Milburn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521804426

Category: Science

Page: 460

View: 8703

Modern quantum measurement for graduate students and researchers in quantum information, quantum metrology, quantum control and related fields.

In Control

A Skill-building Program for Teaching Young Adolescents to Manage Anger

Author: Millicent H. Kellner

Publisher: Research PressPub

ISBN: 9780878224630

Category: Psychology

Page: 149

View: 8735

This user-friendly manual shows how to teach effective anger management skills to middle school students. The interesting, challenging, and fun-to-do approach can be used with the entire class, in small group settings, or for individual counseling. The program is especially beneficial for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. The author provides teaching guidelines, lists of required materials, leaders' scrips, and connecting activities to help reinforce and strengthen learning across the curriculum. The training sessions and activities can be adapted to meet students' needs, abilities, and interests.

Control System Principles and Design

Author: Ernest O. Doebelin

Publisher: ernest otto doebelin

ISBN: 9780471088158

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 577

View: 8130

Designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate engineering students, this is an introduction to control systems, their functions, and their current role in engineering design. Organized from a design rather than an analysis viewpoint, it shows students how to carry out practical engineering design on all types of control systems. Covers basic analysis, operating and design techniques as well as hardware/software implementation. Includes case studies.

Out of Control

Why Disciplining Your Child Doesn't Work and What Will

Author: Shefali Tsabary

Publisher: Namaste Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781897238769

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 248

View: 4068

The author discusses how parental overconcern with discipline can lead to adult dysfunction for a child later in life and argues for a better relationship with children based on communication, respect, and an emphasis on personal responsibility.

Disaster Planning and Control

Author: William M. Kramer

Publisher: Fire Engineering Books

ISBN: 1593701896

Category: Political Science

Page: 462

View: 1545

In this new book, Bill Kramer examines the complexities of disaster planning and control, covering the concepts of disaster management, development of disaster and emergency operation plans, and much more. Through examples and case studies, the book is designed to allow the fire officer to study how the fire service has been involved with responding to various disasters and, by learning from the past and understanding the concepts presented, make a difference in the overall outcome of future events. Disaster Planning and Control will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in disaster response--from the frontline worker to the highest elected official. This book is written to the FESHE model curriculum for the Disaster Planning and Recovery course.

The Control of Nature

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374708495

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8289

While John McPhee was working on his previous book, Rising from the Plains, he happened to walk by the engineering building at the University of Wyoming, where words etched in limestone said: "Strive on--the control of Nature is won, not given." In the morning sunlight, that central phrase--"the control of nature"--seemed to sparkle with unintended ambiguity. Bilateral, symmetrical, it could with equal speed travel in opposite directions. For some years, he had been planning a book about places in the world where people have been engaged in all-out battles with nature, about (in the words of the book itself) "any struggle against natural forces--heroic or venal, rash or well advised--when human beings conscript themselves to fight against the earth, to take what is not given, to rout the destroying enemy, to surround the base of Mt. Olympus demanding and expecting the surrender of the gods." His interest had first been sparked when he went into the Atchafalaya--the largest river swamp in North America--and had learned that virtually all of its waters were metered and rationed by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' project called Old River Control. In the natural cycles of the Mississippi's deltaic plain, the time had come for the Mississippi to change course, to shift its mouth more than a hundred miles and go down the Atchafalaya, one of its distributary branches. The United States could not afford that--for New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and all the industries that lie between would be cut off from river commerce with the rest of the nation. At a place called Old River, the Corps therefore had built a great fortress--part dam, part valve--to restrain the flow of the Atchafalaya and compel the Mississippi to stay where it is. In Iceland, in 1973, an island split open without warning and huge volumes of lava began moving in the direction of a harbor scarcely half a mile away. It was not only Iceland's premier fishing port (accounting for a large percentage of Iceland's export economy) but it was also the only harbor along the nation's southern coast. As the lava threatened to fill the harbor and wipe it out, a physicist named Thorbjorn Sigurgeirsson suggested a way to fight against the flowing red rock--initiating an all-out endeavor unique in human history. On the big island of Hawaii, one of the world's two must eruptive hot spots, people are not unmindful of the Icelandic example. McPhee went to Hawaii to talk with them and to walk beside the edges of a molten lake and incandescent rivers. Some of the more expensive real estate in Los Angeles is up against mountains that are rising and disintegrating as rapidly as any in the world. After a complex coincidence of natural events, boulders will flow out of these mountains like fish eggs, mixed with mud, sand, and smaller rocks in a cascading mass known as debris flow. Plucking up trees and cars, bursting through doors and windows, filling up houses to their eaves, debris flows threaten the lives of people living in and near Los Angeles' famous canyons. At extraordinary expense the city has built a hundred and fifty stadium-like basins in a daring effort to catch the debris. Taking us deep into these contested territories, McPhee details the strategies and tactics through which people attempt to control nature. Most striking in his vivid depiction of the main contestants: nature in complex and awesome guises, and those who would attempt to wrest control from her--stubborn, often ingenious, and always arresting characters.

In Control

The Rebirth of an NFL Legend

Author: Thomas Henderson,Frank Luksa

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780975989005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 4159

In the follow-up to the shattering bestseller Out of Control; Confessions of an NFL Casualty, former Dallas Cowboys star Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson shares the story of his recovery from the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. He has been clean and sober for over 20 years and has not had a drink or done any drugs since November 8, 1983. In Control takes readers from Henderson's 1986 prison release to his current life as a community activist, philanthropist, and distributor of alcohol and drug education films to prison programs and rehabilitation centers. He also discusses how his life has changed since March 22, 2000, when he won a $28 million jackpot in the Texas lottery

Locus of Control

Current Trends in Theory & Research

Author: H. M. Lefcourt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 131775767X

Category: Psychology

Page: 268

View: 7841

First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Neural Preprocessing and Control of Reactive Walking Machines

Towards Versatile Artificial Perception-Action Systems

Author: Poramate Manoonpong

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540834250

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 187

View: 7935

This book presents biologically inspired walking machines interacting with their physical environment, and shows how the morphology and behavior control of machines can benefit from biological studies. The purpose is to develop a modular structure of neural control generating reactive behaviors of the physical walking machines, to analyze the neural mechanisms underlying them, and to demonstrate the sensor fusion technique leading to smooth switching between appropriate behaviors, like obstacle avoidance and sound tropism.