Architectural design is not limited by geographical, economic or political boundaries. However, the majority of the architecture brought to the world's attention tends to be concentrated in a few countries and located in the wealthier nations of Europe and North America. This title of Architectural Design seeks to present recent architecture that is situated beyond these familiar boundaries and outside the customary centres of architectural debate. It focuses on architecture that positively benefits from being at the periphery. By presenting work from countries as diverse as Iceland, Guinea, Canada, Portugal, Chile, New Zealand and India, it highlights buildings designed to respond to climatic extremes, remote sites and a broad range of social settings. It also identifies architects who are exploring the potential of materials and limited resources. This work has not only been sought out for attention, but is documented and connected through interviews with selected architects and international contributors who are designing, researching and building at the edge. Off the Radar is the product of a year's original research and travelling that the guest-editors, Brian Carter and Annette LeCuyer, undertook while on sabbatical from the University of Michigan during 2001 and 2002. Prior to having taken up academic appointments in the US in 1994, Carter and LeCuyer were both architects working in practices in London. The authors of several books, their work has also been published in numerous international professional journals. In January 2003 they joined the faculty at the State University of New York in Buffalo where Brian Carter is Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning and Annette LeCuyer is a Professor of Architecture. German del Sol Studio Granda Rahul Mehrotra Heikkinen-Komonen Felipe Assadi & Francisca Pulido Jose Cruz Ovalle Fearon Hay O'Donnell & Tuomey Manuel & Francisco Aires Mateus Arup Nicholas Olsberg Brigitte Desrochers Snohetta Ernst Giselbrecht Gilles Perraudin Patkau Jensen & Skodvin Shim Sutcliffe Suzanne Ewing Williams & Tsien Jarmund Vignaes
A spy story, a mystery, a father-son heartbreaker: Cyrus Copeland seeks the truth about his father, an American executive arrested in Iran for spying at the time of the 1979 hostage crisis, then put on trial for his life in a Revolutionary Court. As a young boy living in Tehran in 1979, Cyrus Copeland—child of an American father and Iranian mother—never dreamed that his dad, an employee of Westinghouse, would be in danger for his life. That is, until the moment his father was arrested on espionage charges and put on trial in a Revolutionary Court. Almost simultaneously, more than fifty other Americans were taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy by Islamist militants, an event that has recently captivated the world again with the success of the book and film Argo. With the hostage crisis receiving most of the attention from the media and White House, it was largely left to Copeland’s mother and family to negotiate his father’s reprieve from the firing squad. Now, more than thirty years later, Copeland sets out to find the truth about his father and his role in the Iranian hostage crisis. Was he in fact an intelligence operative—a weapons-system expert—caught red-handed by the Iranian regime, or was he innocent all along? Part mystery, part reportage, and part detective work, Copeland’s brilliantly original family epic is a powerful memoir and adventure. From the Hardcover edition.
Some animals were harmed in the making of this book. And they were delicious. A tie-in book to the television series Off the Radar, currently scheduled to be shown on tV One Sundays in the 7pm slot, after the Olympics have finished (ie beginning September 2008 to beginning of December 2008). the series follows te Radar trying to live a completely self-supporting and sustainable lifestyle (aka 'the good life') in a small community north of Auckland. the series is a charming look at the challenges of being completely self-sufficient (relying on hunting, growing, fishing), with a small amount of 'how-to' thrown in - but really it's about a bumbling city-boy (te Radar) testing himself and seeing if he can live off the land. te Radar has written a series of yarns about his experiences and the characters he has met while living off the land, which we are publishing as a tie-in to the tV series. the stories will be about events not included in the series.
So you want to disappear? Whether you got the fuzz on your back or a price on your head, Saul Goodman can help! Big Brother’s got eyes everywhere—don’t pretend they’re not all watching you. Nowadays you’d better assume anything you do is already on the 24/7 news feed, but there are measures you can take. Darken your windows. Bash your smartphone. Cut up your credit cards. But first, buy this book. From the cunning counsel (me) who kept you out of the slammer with his handy manual Don’t Go to Jail!, here’s your escape plan for busting out of the prison of modern surveillance. You might be up to no good or you might be up to nothing at all—hey, it’s not my business, and let me tell you, it’s nobody else’s business, either. My business is making sure it stays your business. An unlisted phone number is no longer enough. I want to help you find your inner alias. I want to show you your dream safe house. I don’t want to hear about you on the Internet. Get Off the Grid! can do all of this and more. It’s your one down-to-earth guide on going to ground, and not just that: it’s the best vanishing act you’ll never see!
In this, the sixth volume in the highly successful monograph series produced under the auspices of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Health Services (EFPP), the clear distinctions which once existed between psychoanalysis proper and the psychoanalytic psychotherapies are strongly debated and reassessed in the light of contemporary paradigm shifts in treatment modalities.Contributors: Karin Bell; Marilia Aisenstein; Jean-Marie Gauthier; Prophecy Coles; Salomon Resnik; Bernard Golse; Antonio Suman & Antonino Brignone; Douglas Kirsner; Robert D. Hinshelwood
Why religion fell off the radar in Australia - and how it can get back on At the time of Federation 98% of Australians identified themselves as Christians. Now only 8% say they regularly go to Church. What's changed? How did Australia become a post-Christian nation and what part did the Churches play in their own decline? Author Roy Williams (God, Actually, In God they trust?) has long been an impassioned defender of Christianity. Here, he tackles the decline of the church head on, acknowledging that in many cases, inflexibility, negativity and a refusal to listen have led to a tarnished image. But he also argues that Australia had a long and often misunderstood Christian heritage. And without it, he says, we will become a society with no moral centre, a community where rampant materialism is the only rule. Offering a bold roadmap for the Church to change, Williams challenges atheists, agnostics and true believers to a genuinely open debate about the force of faith.
James Sykes has spent his entire life making an effort to be as discreet and inconspicuous as possible. Dealt a harsh hand at nine years old when his mother passed, he made his bones on the trapping streets of Philadelphia. Though it wasn't easy he managed to escape with his life and some money to show for his time there. But of course, you don't live the life that he did without creating some enemies and burning some bridges. So, when he was shot down in front of his apartment building in New York, it wasn't surprising. To those that knew of him it may have been a mystery why anyone would want him dead. But for those that knew him personally it was not a matter of why, but who. Stay Off The Radar is a spectacular tale of how important it is to be felt and not seen. It also proves the value in not showing one's worth to onlookers or requiring an audience. Readers will receive gems through the characters' lives and wise words.
At the onset of WW II, Captain Anderson can see Recruit Matt Stover, who was raised on a cattle ranch in Driggs Idaho, under the majestic Teton Mountains, is a special young man. Not only is he very intelligent, he has something most of us wish we had. You can't put your finger on it, but he makes you believe he possesses some of all that is good in the world and is willing to share it with everyone, no strings attached. Not only is he the top recruit of his class but is willing to accept an extremely hazardous mission even though his Special Ops training is cut short. Through his ingenuity and the help of an Aleut Shaman, he foils a Japanese plot to terrorize the Aleutians Islands and the U. S. West Coast and force America into an early peace treaty which would give Japan control of most of the Pacific and Indonesia. Matt also discovers that the Japanese have a number of Aleut women captives on the island, whom they plan to kill when they leave Luta Island. He realizes that he has no choice but to help them escape their Japanese captors.
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, you'd do best to hone your chops and avoid clichés (like the one that begins this sentence) by learning from the prime movers. How to Write About Music offers a selection of the best writers on what is perhaps our most universally beloved art form. Selections from the critically-acclaimed 33 1/3 series appear alongside new interviews and insights from authors like Lester Bangs, Chuck Klosterman, Owen Pallet, Ann Powers and Alex Ross. How to Write About Music includes primary sources of inspiration from a variety of go-to genres such as the album review, the personal essay, the blog post and the interview along with tips, writing prompts and advice from the writers themselves. Music critics of the past and the present offer inspiration through their work on artists like Black Sabbath, Daft Punk, J Dilla, Joy Division, Kanye West, Neutral Milk Hotel, Radiohead, Pussy Riot and countless others. How to Write About Music is an invaluable text for all those who have ever dreamed of getting their music writing published and a pleasure for everyone who loves to read about music.
Microwave and millimeter-wave remote sensing techniques are fast becoming a necessity in many aspects of security as detection and classification of objects or intruders becomes more difficult. This groundbreaking resource offers you expert guidance in this burgeoning area. It provides you with a thorough treatment of the principles of microwave and millimeter-wave remote sensing for security applications, as well as practical coverage of the design of radiometer, radar, and imaging systems. You learn how to design active and passive sensors for intruder detection, concealed object detection, and human activity classification. This detailed book presents the fundamental concepts practitioners need to understand, including electromagnetic wave propagation in free space and in media, antenna theory, and the principles of receiver design. You find in-depth discussions on the interactions of electromagnetic waves with human tissues, the atmosphere and various building and clothing materials. This timely volume explores recently developed detection techniques, such as micro-Doppler radar signatures and correlation radiometry. The book is supported with over 200 illustrations and 1,135 equations.
Canada is a land of many languages, but only two are "official," English and French. This little book is about the highly unofficial language common to both, "Parlez-Two-in-One," or "Parlez-Two" for short, or P2 for shorter. Being an amalgam of the country's two mother tongues, it is entre deux meres. From Ecole de Ski School to rue Rideau Street, to Fin de Construction Ends, and on to the Centenaire de Gravelbourg Centenary, and all the way to numerous Arret-Stops and Sortie-Exits, Parlez-Two makes Canada a grammarian's pitfall, if you take language too seriously, as many Canadians do. But others don't, and they will get a kick out of "Parlez-Two on the Chemin CANADA Road." This little book, which the author calls a "tract," gives the lowdown on the unsuccessful campaign of officialdom and grammarians in Quebec and in the federal government in Ottawa to douse Parlez-Two. On the other side, the tract cheers on the work of the Regie de P2 Board, which is Canadians' intuitional champion of P2 in overcoming officialdom and doing what comes naturally. Numerous quotations from the chair of the Regie de P2 Board, who is known as the Nobody, serve to bolster the strength of Parlez-Two-in -One. By the end of the book you will know a lot more about how to speak Canadian.
Reg Spiers arrived in England in 1964 as a world-class athlete. He returned to Australia in a box, but that was only the start of his adventures. Crazily impulsive, romantic, and free-spirited, Reg became a national hero for smuggling himself 13,000 miles home as air freight. But as his fame and sporting career faded, Reg decided to smuggle something very different. Soon, he was on the run with his girlfriend, playing a cat-and-mouse game with police on three continents. A wild road trip across India and Africa—idyllic beaches and prison hellholes, shady friends and shadier cops, gun-toting militias and drug-running gangsters —led to a court room in Sri Lanka and the fight of his life. Could Reg beat the death sentence he’d just been given, or was this box too big to climb out of?
Today, organizations have achieved an overall failure rate above 80 percent with Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and continuous improvement in general. This is certainly not due to a shortage of books, consultants, and other online resources about the methodologies and tools, or the success stories of Toyota and others. However, it is due to a shortage of knowledge and practice about the most critical success factors of improvement: leadership, sustaining infrastructure, behavioral and cultural transformation, and now emerging technology. These factors produce 90 percent of the success with continuous and sustainable improvement; the methodologies and tools represent an irrelevant 10 percent. For decades, most organizations have focused on this quick and easy, irrelevant 10 percent through an endless series of fad, in-vogue improvement programs as they attempt to mimic the best-in-class practices of the most successful organizations. Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy is the contemporary version of Deming’s famous 1982 book, "Out of the Crisis." The author builds a solid case for organizations to aggressively pursue the next generation of systematic and sustainable improvement through a combined strategy of Deming’s back-to-basics, innovation and breakthrough thinking, integration of emerging and enabling technology, and adaptive improvement across diverse environments and industries. The book’s practical, pragmatic style is backed up by many real world examples and personal experiences. If you're looking for another book about Lean or Six Sigma "tools" this is not it. But it is a book about how to achieve lasting success by making improvement the cultural standard of excellence and living code of conduct in organizations. This popular book provides executives with an up-to-date and proven reference guide for rediscovering successful systematic and sustainable improvement in today’s economy. The author demonstrates the importance of viewing improvement as a continuous manageable "process" and covers the most critical success factors of leadership, sustaining infrastructure, behavioral and cultural transformation, and emerging technology in a practical, no-nonsense, "how-to-do" style. The book provides specific guidance for all industries including public and private corporations, hospitals, financial services, airlines, municipalities, and federal, state, and local governments.
Over half of all people working on behalf of any given organization are typically not their own employees. Some are freelance contractors working in their own right. A significant proportion is employed to provide these services by another firm, under agency or outsourcing service agreements. The services they perform under these agreements are often vital in supporting the organization's customer relationships, reputation and brand identity. Yet, remarkably, little attention has been paid to how these 'non-employees' are managed, motivated and meaningfully engaged. Management protocol generally sees them as outside the organization's remit or control. The law paints them as victims. This ground-breaking book challenges both these assumptions. Through a combination of pioneering legal analysis and rigorous case-study research, it demonstrates that non-employees are often the organization's most important hidden resource. Patricia Leighton and her collaborators highlight the limited good practice that is available, based on examples in large corporations, public sector organizations and smaller firms in a variety of countries. More importantly she clearly sets out the issues and imperatives employers should address, supported by new management concepts and models of effective practice developed specifically for the book. Far from being victims, she argues, non-employees often choose flexible working patterns for their own intrinsic ends and have ambitions, career aspirations and workplace needs that can be responded to and exploited by forward-looking employers. "Looking at the role they now play, these people are no longer marginal, atypical or peripheral as they are still termed and regarded by both legal and management practitioners. They are, however, still in the shadows in terms of the literature available on how best to develop and motivate them. This book aims to rectify this."
As the cold war winds down, forces within the old Soviet guard struggle to retain the superiority by launching a desperate move into Western Europe. Phil Swain, while on his first assignment with US intelligence is caught in the middle as the world collapses around him. Protecting vital information that may stop the world from spiraling into a nuclear holocaust, Swain must escape warring armies as the fighting swirls around him.
Retired colonel Alfred S. Habetrawongo, when he believed that the time was right, he had run for the political office of the president of the United States of America. The electoral college votes came into play and had made it almost impossible for him to run for office. He has also issued six (6) white papers as part of his campaign that came under a great deal of criticism. 1. Taxes 2. Education 3. Health care 4. Free trade in this hemisphere 5. Reorganization of the United Nations 6. Other miscellaneous and Current topics and political issues The above speeches were given sometimes to hostile audiences in which the colonel was shot by someone in the audience. He was also a very close friend of admiral of the North Atlantic Fleet who has dropped two (2) atomic bombs over Germany. In running for the presidency, he was again shot at while giving a speech at the Hollywood Bowl. With the help of his loyal team, he has campaigned until the current seated president started to issue negatives advisories against him and a final decision that his team made for him about his running for president.
This updated edition provides a solid understanding of radar fundamentals and applications with far less of the mathematical rigor and technical data presented in engineering books for specialists.