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
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.
Author: Leonard Shlain
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.
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
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
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
Author: Ishita Banerjee-Dube
Publisher: Anthem Press
Examines the interplay of distinct yet overlapping facets of history, Hinduism, the state and the nation in Eastern India.
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
Author: Bertrand Hochet
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
In short, a concept such as “balance of power” is as relative as the dynamics it
seeks to describe. At the same time, it goes without saying that power also works
to oppress, exploit, perpetrate violence against, and abase those who are ...
Author: Tex Sample
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
This book criticizes three basic concepts in Reinhold Niebuhr's social thought: his views of human nature, interest, and power. Attention is directed especially at the way Niebuhr's concepts lack sufficient historicity, obscure social and political dynamics, and, finally, lack adequate descriptive power. An alternative to each of these concepts is offered and used as a way to open up social thought to more complex analysis, more concrete and material uses, and a discussion of implications for alternative direction and action.
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
Author: Bill Jordan
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.
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
Author: James M. Glass
Publisher: Cornell University Press
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
Author: Jacques Ellul
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
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
Compiler-directed dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) is an effective low-power
teclmique in real-time applications, where compiler inserts voltage scaling points
in a real-time application, and supply voltage and clock frequency are adjusted to
Author: Vassilis Paliouras
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Workshop on Power and Timing Optimization and Simulation, PATMOS 2005, held in Leuven, Belgium in September 2005. The 74 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on low-power processors, code optimization for low-power, high-level design, telecommunications and signal processing, low-power circuits, system-on-chip design, busses and interconnections, modeling, design automation, low-power techniques, memory and register files, applications, digital circuits, and analog and physical design.
Now, however, theological differences between Christians and Muslims took a
back seat to the reality of the struggle for life on the streets of Beirut. He began
focusing much of his time and energy to provide support for those young people ...
Author: David D. Grafton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
From the time of Martin Luther's writing of "On War Against the Turk" in 1529 to American Lutheran military chaplains serving in the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, Lutheranism has had a symbiotic relationship with Islam in the Middle East, framed across cultural and religious borders. There have been those who have crossed these "borders" to engage in mission and dialogue. In Piety, Politics, and Power, David Grafton examines the origins of the American Lutheran missionary movement in the Middle East, with a focus on its encounter with Muslims and the varied Lutheran theological responses toward Islam. The narrative is placed within historical contexts to provide an overarching background of Middle Eastern history and Christian-Muslim Relations. The survey covers Lutheran missionary communities in Persia, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon, and Jerusalem and the West Bank, including the work of the Lutherans working for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missionaries, the Anglican Church Missionary Society, the Lutheran Orient Mission, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Whether enthusiastic Pietists seeking the conversion of Muslims and Jews; cautious theologians in dialogue with Islam, Judaism, or Oriental Orthodoxy; or social activists working on behalf of refugees in Egypt and the West Bank, Grafton argues that these Christian missionaries were all enmeshed in the politics of the communities in which they lived, and either contributed to or suffered from the realities of Middle Eastern and international politics. Given the current reality of "Pax Americana" in the Middle East, the author asks the driving question about the role of American Lutheran missions and Lutheran-Middle Eastern Muslim dialogue in the age of American power in the Middle East.