When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580956
Size: 70.26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

When Technology Fails

Author: Neil Schlager
Publisher: Gale Group
ISBN: 9780810389083
Size: 19.63 MB
Format: PDF
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Explores the causes and effects of approximately 100 of the most significant man-made disasters, accidents and failures of this century. The book focuses particularly on disasters caused by faults in design, construction, planning, and testing and the entries are arranged chronologically.

When Technology Fails

Author: John Horrigan
Size: 21.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This November 2008 report finds that "48% of technology users need help from others with new devices and many tech users encounter problems with their internet connections, home computers or cell phones. As gadgets become more important to people, their patience wears thin when things break."

Backup Phone Book

Author: Bright Publishing
ISBN: 9781718929425
Size: 76.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Before the invention of the cell phone, we had to actually remember people's phone numbers or write them down. When my last cell phone died, I was unable to recover my contact list, and I lost the telephone numbers of some people who were important to me. I am still waiting on some people to call me, so I can recover their telephone numbers.This "old-fashioned address book" contains enough room to record the contact information for 260 people. Each page has fields for the name, address and telephone number of five people, and the odd-numbered listings have a gray background, so you can quickly pick out the information you need.This 8" by 10" perfect-bound book makes a great gift item for anyone who relies too heavily on technology.

Instructor Experiences With Implementing Technology In Blended Learning Courses

Author: Nellie Deutsch
Publisher: Dr. Nellie Deutsch
ISBN: 1463594526
Size: 27.48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Organizational leaders in institutions of higher education expect instructors to implement blended learning courses without understanding instructor experiences with technology. Requiring faculty to teach blended learning courses without fully understanding the experiences instructors had implementing technology may lead to developing inappropriate professional training programs, ineffective use of technology, or to instructor disuse of technology in the future. The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological research study was to explore the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses in campus-based institutions of higher education worldwide. This qualitative phenomenological research study used a modified van Kaam method by Moustakas (1994) with in-depth, semi-structured interviews to explore the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses. The analysis of the transcribed interviews revealed four themes: (a) facilitating instruction and learning, (b) frustrating, (c) satisfying and rewarding, and (d) socially connecting. The conclusions derived from the study suggest that learning about the experiences instructors had implementing technology in blended learning courses may guide educational leaders in providing support and in preparing professional development workshops on how to teach blended learning courses.

Fourth Grade Technology

Author: Ask a Tech Teacher
Publisher: Structured Learning LLC
ISBN: 0978780043
Size: 68.46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Used world-wide as a definitive technology curriculum, this six-volume series (Fourth Edition, 2011) is the all-in-one solution to running an effective, efficient, and fun technology program whether you re the lab specialist, IT coordinator, classroom teacher, or homeschooler. It is the choice of hundreds of school districts across the country, private schools nationwide and teachers around the world. Each volume includes step-by-step directions for a year's worth of projects, samples, grading rubrics, reproducibles, wall posters, teaching ideas and hundreds of online connections to access enrichment material and updates from a working technology lab. Aligned with ISTE national technology standards, the curriculum follows a tested timeline of which skill to introduce when, starting with mouse skills, keyboarding, computer basics, and internet/Web 2.0 tools in Kindergarten/First; MS Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Earth, internet research, email and Photoshop in Second/Fifth. Each activity is integrated with classroom units in history, science, math, literature, reading, writing, critical thinking and more. Whether you're an experienced tech teacher or brand new to the job, you'll appreciate the hundreds of embedded links that enable you to stay on top of current technology thinking and get help from active technology teachers using the program. Extras include wall posters to explain basic concepts, suggestions for keyboarding standards, discussion of how to integrate Web 2.0 tools into the classroom curriculum and the dozens of online websites to support classroom subjects.

Canadian Professional Engineering And Geoscience

Author: Gordon C. Andrews
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0176441344
Size: 45.26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This comprehensive textbook introduces engineers and geoscientists to the structure, practice, and ethics of their professions and encourages them to apply ethical concepts in their professional lives. It is a comprehensive reference for engineers and geoscientists in any branch of these professions, in any province or territory of Canada. The book is intended for practicing professionals, recent graduates, and senior undergraduates and is an excellent study guide for the practice and ethics part of the Professional Practice Examination (PPE) required for licensing in every province and territory.

Errors Medicine And The Law

Author: Alan Merry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521806312
Size: 53.11 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 7043
Uses the insights of psychology to find out why accidents occur.

Trust Social Relations And Engagement

Author: D. Padua
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230391257
Size: 34.98 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5992
Explains how all institutions have to turn their relationship with stakeholders into a 'social' one, which involves designing new Trust and Engagement strategies. A specific indication on how to build and measure value out of these strategies is offered by the innovative 'Value for Engagement Model'.


Author: Colm Fenton
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412017181
Size: 43.82 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ghanbandra is a supernatural suspense thriller, foretelling the doomsday prophesies. Centering on a very wealthy satellite business company, the story tells of the owner's quest for women and power on a global scale. Murder, rape, and domination his goal in life. Tormented by dreams of the past, future, and present. Never knowing which will occur and when? His wife's early departure leaves him in the company of his beautiful secretary. She has her own fashion house, and is wanted desperately by one of her male models. A beautiful nineteen-year nanny looks after his twelve-year old son. The businessman wanting to bed her at his first opportunity. A seventh son of a seventh son, so too is his youngest son, who has constant visitations from his dead mother. All of his other six sons left him to work abroad, believing he murdered his wife for insurance money to keep the ailing company afloat. The superpowers gather together to try and find out why a star in the heavens, millions of miles from earth, is pulling on the axis of the earth causing massive gravitational destabilization. The Star continues to vibrate sending out massive magnetic force fields, that are pulling more and more on the magnetic core of our planet. The subterranean plates two thousand miles under the oceans are distorting and overheating from the magnetic pull from the star, which can unleash millions and millions of tons of molten lava into the oceans, thus burning our planet if the plates cannot be stopped from magnetically turning on themselves. Two rogue nuclear submarines under the poles, threaten to overheat from the intensity of the oceans water temperature, melting the polar caps and flooding the world. The super powers consult the Vatican having heard of the doomsday prophesies from the valley of the king recently unearthed. The codes of the prophecies cannot be broken in full. The prophecies tell of the doomsday Armageddon, three thousand years old, written in old Arabic and mathematical codes not seen on this earth before. Decoders and mathematicians work day and night in the deep Vatican crepts trying desperately to find answers of what lies ahead for mankind. What has been decoded tells of twelve girls, all over the globe who may be hosts to the coming of the antichrist child. The world will end in twelve days, if the codes cannot be broken, and the host child found together with the man who will carry the antichrist seed. Twelve days tick by slowly as the Vatican desperately try and find each girl in turn. Terrible exorcisms are conducted, as Cardinal after Cardinal is butchered. One girl's supernatural powers are attempted to be harnessed by one superpower, leading to a vengeful bloodbath. Once the codes are broken, a seventh son of a seventh son, is the only one who can do battle against the forces of evil, with the ancient rites and texts of the prophet David, and above all the final rite of exorcism used three thousand years ago, still undecoded, still intact, still in the casket of the visionaries handed down through the generations from pope to pope. Realizing all is lost, and believing the doomsday prophesy, the superpowers agree to help the Vatican and do all in their power to find out why the star is pulling on our axis, and why it is vibrating, so as to pinpoint where on earth this deed of insemination will be committed. All communications systems around the globe are shut down, so as the magnetic effects of the star will not turn nations against nation with the release of nuclear weapons from failed computer systems. The world will be pulled from it's axis by the Star, if the magnetic pull cannot be stabilized, sending the earth into outer space in a freezing ball of ice, or the world will incinerate by the overheating of the subterranean plates, or the world will be flooded by the melting of the ice caps. Day by day the Catholics do battle against the forces of evil, in their quest for the one host girl. Day by day t