Download Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks by Nick Schou PDF

By Nick Schou

The American humans rely on a unfastened press to maintain a detailed and neutral watch at the nationwide safeguard operations which are performed in our identify. yet in lots of instances, this belief is unfortunately lost, as best reporters are seduced and manipulated by way of the secretive companies they cover.

While the click continues to be silent approximately its corrupting dating with the intelligence community—a courting that dates again to the chilly War—Spooking the News will blow the lid off this unseemly association. Schou will identify names and shine a focus on flagrant examples of collusion, whilst revered journalists have crossed the road and offered out to strong businesses. The ebook also will record how the CIA has embedded itself in “liberal” Hollywood to make sure that its fictional spies get the hero remedy on screen.

Among the revelations in Spooking the News:
• The CIA created a distinct public affairs unit to steer the construction of Hollywood movies and television indicates, permitting celebrities considering pro-CIA projects—including Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck—unique entry contained in the agency's headquarters.
• The CIA vets articles on debatable subject matters just like the drone assassination application and offers pleasant newshounds history briefings on categorised fabric, whereas concurrently prosecuting ex-officers who spill the beans on harmful information.

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Download Smart-ECO Buildings towards 2020/2030: Innovative by Giuliana Iannaccone PDF

By Giuliana Iannaccone

The booklet goals to supply a foundation for layout and building of resource-efficient structures. the most recommendations persist with the imaginative and prescient of a eu Sustainable development as outlined within the 2-years Smart-ECO study undertaking funded via ecu fee below the 6th Framework software. the point of interest is focused on suggestions allowing the development region to fulfill the necessities originating from the sustainability concept.

Innovation is taken into account at various scales: micro (product, provider and process), meso (sector, provide chain, sector and approach) and macro (economy-wide).

Furthermore, the e-book makes a speciality of facets of relevance whilst striving to enforce cutting edge applied sciences in construction layout: an built-in layout technique is necessary to acquire a Smart-ECO development, independently of ways powerful a unmarried know-how is. each one bankruptcy presents info on primary points of recommendations in the direction of resource-efficient constructions, exhibits examples and makes additional information when it comes to a committed bibliography. Case reviews are predominantly contemporary tasks or reports bettering realizing and inspiring implementation.

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Download Integration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities by Anil Ahuja PDF

By Anil Ahuja

This booklet is a resumption of the paintings “Integrated M/E layout: development platforms Engineering” released by way of Anil Ahuja in 1997. including a global workforce of authors from the engineering, city making plans, and structure fields, Mr. Ahuja mentioned new traits and paradigms within the shrewdpermanent constructions and clever urban sectors and prolonged the subject of the former ebook from the development to the total urban. a wise, sustainable development isn't just concerning the construction itself. There are issues taking place within the within the construction and at the open air. a wise construction connects the interior with the surface, presents efficiencies on each side, synchronizes the surface infrastructure with its inside of platforms, and integrates nature and its occupants in its layout. a wise construction doesn’t simply supply know-how ideas. it's approximately consistent alternate among the interior and the skin of the development, the contribution of the development to the standard of the total local and the remainder of town, how the shrewdpermanent development can attach humans in a sharing neighborhood, and the way know-how may be the foremost to make it happen.

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Download Industrial refrigeration handbook by Wilbert Stoecker PDF

By Wilbert Stoecker

Drawing from the simplest of the commonly dispersed literature within the box and the authorÕs big expert wisdom and event, this is todayÕs so much exhaustive, one-stop insurance of the basics, layout, set up, and operation of commercial refrigeration structures. Detailing the alterations as a result of the conversion from CFCs to non-ozone-depleting refrigerants and through the advance of microprocessors and new secondary coolants, commercial Refrigeration guide additionally examines multistage platforms; compressors, evaporators, and condensers; piping, vessels, valves and refrigerant controls; liquid recirculation; refrigeration load calculations; refrigeration and freezing of foodstuff; and protection strategies. providing an extraordinary compilation of thermodynamic facts at the most-used commercial refrigerants, the guide is a mom lode of significant details and tips for each practitioner within the box.

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Download An Introduction to the History of Structural Mechanics: Part by Edoardo Benvenuto PDF

By Edoardo Benvenuto

This booklet is without doubt one of the best i've got ever learn. to put in writing a foreword for it really is an honor, tough to simply accept. we all know that architects and grasp masons, lengthy ahead of there have been mathematical theories, erected constructions of brilliant originality, energy, and sweetness. a lot of those nonetheless stand. have been it now not for our now acid surroundings, shall we count on them to face for hundreds of years extra. We respect early architects' seen luck within the distribution and stability of thrusts, and we presume that grasp masons had ideas, might be held mystery, that enabled them to show architects' daring designs into truth. we all know that rational theories of power and elasticity, created centuries later, have been inspired via the wondrous constructions that males of the 16th, 17th, and eighteenth centuries observed day-by-day. Theorists recognize that once, ultimately, theories began appearing, architects distrusted them, in part simply because they typically left out info of value in genuine development, in part simply because no one yet a mathematician might comprehend the purpose and func­ tion of a mathematical concept designed to symbolize a facet of nature. This publication is the 1st to teach how statics, energy of fabrics, and elasticity grew along present structure with its millenial traditions, its host of successes, its ever-renewing kinds, and its quite a few difficulties of upkeep and service. In reference to experiences towards fix of the dome of St. Peter's by means of Poleni in 1743, on p.

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Download Arabs and Muslims in the Media: Race and Representation by Evelyn Alsultany PDF

By Evelyn Alsultany

After 9-11, there has been a rise in either the prevalence of hate crimes and executive rules that specified Arabs and Muslims and the proliferation of sympathetic portrayals of Arabs and Muslims within the U.S. media. Arabs and Muslims within the Media examines this paradox and investigates the rise of sympathetic photos of “the enemy” in the course of the battle on Terror.

 

Evelyn Alsultany explains new typical in racial and cultural representations emerged out of the multicultural circulation of the Nineties that consists of balancing a unfavourable illustration with a favorable one, what she refers to as “simplified complicated representations.” This has intended that if the storyline of a television drama or movie represents an Arab or Muslim as a terrorist, then the storyline additionally encompasses a “positive” illustration of an Arab, Muslim, Arab American, or Muslim American to offset the aptitude stereotype.  examining how television dramas comparable to West Wing, The Practice, 24, Threat Matrix, The Agency, Navy NCIS, and Sleeper Cell, news-reporting, and non-profit advertisements have represented Arabs, Muslims, Arab american citizens, and Muslim american citizens in the course of the battle on Terror, this e-book demonstrates how extra assorted representations don't in themselves clear up the matter of racial stereotyping and the way even likely optimistic photographs can produce meanings that could justify exclusion and inequality.

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Download Waste Materials and By-Products in Concrete by Rafat Siddique PDF

By Rafat Siddique

Non-hazardous waste material and by-products that are generally landfilled can be utilized in making concrete and related building fabrics. This booklet supplies a precis of this utilization: one bankruptcy is dedicated to every fabric, comprising an advent, chemical and actual houses, utilization strength, and the influence of the cloth at the numerous homes of concrete. The waste material and by-products lined within the publication are; granulated blast furnace slag, metakaolin, waste and recycled plastics, scrap-tire, waste glass, coal fly ash, rice husk ash, municipal sturdy waste ash, wooden ash, volcanic ash, cement kiln dirt and foundry sand.

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