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Eyes In The Sky

By Arthur Holland Michel
  • ISBN Code: : 0544971663
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
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The fascinating history and unnerving future of high-tech aerial surveillance, from its secret military origins to its growing use on American citizens Eyes in the Sky is the authoritative account of how the Pentagon secretly developed a godlike surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, and how it is now being used to watch us in our own backyards. Whereas a regular aerial camera can only capture a small patch of ground at any given time, this system—and its most powerful iteration, Gorgon Stare—allow operators to track thousands of moving targets at once, both forwards and backwards in time, across whole city-sized areas. When fused with big-data analysis techniques, this network can be used to watch everything simultaneously, and perhaps even predict attacks before they happen. In battle, Gorgon Stare and other systems like it have saved countless lives, but when this technology is deployed over American cities—as it already has been, extensively and largely in secret—it has the potential to become the most nightmarishly powerful visual surveillance system ever built. While it may well solve serious crimes and even help ease the traffic along your morning commute, it could also enable far more sinister and dangerous intrusions into our lives. This is closed-circuit television on steroids. Facebook in the heavens. Drawing on extensive access within the Pentagon and in the companies and government labs that developed these devices, Eyes in the Sky reveals how a top-secret team of mad scientists brought Gorgon Stare into existence, how it has come to pose an unprecedented threat to our privacy and freedom, and how we might still capitalize on its great promise while avoiding its many perils.

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In this, the first full-length study of the Directorate of Science and Technology, Jeffrey T. Richelson walks us down the corridors of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and through the four decades of science, scientists, and managers that produced the CIA we have today. He tells a story of amazing technological innovation in service of intelligence gathering, of bitter bureaucratic infighting, and sometimes, as in the case of its "mind-control" adventure, of stunning moral failure. Based on original interviews and extensive archival research, The Wizards of Langley turns a piercing lamp on many of the agency's activities, many never before made public.

Eyeing the Red Storm

By Robert M. Dienesch
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 0803286759
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 110
  • Pdf File: eyeing-the-red-storm.pdf

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In 1954 the U.S. Air Force launched an ambitious program known as WS-117L to develop the world's first reconnaissance satellite. The goal was to take photographic images from space and relay them back to Earth via radio. Because of technical issues and bureaucratic resistance, however, WS-117L was seriously behind schedule by the time Sputnik orbited Earth in 1957 and was eventually cancelled. The air force began concentrating instead on new programs that eventually launched the first successful U.S. spy satellites. Eyeing the Red Storm examines the birth of space-based reconnaissance not from the perspective of CORONA (the first photo reconnaissance satellite to fly) but rather from that of the WS-117L. Robert M. Dienesch's revised assessment places WS-117L within the larger context of Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency, focusing on the dynamic between military and civilian leadership. Dienesch demonstrates how WS-117L promised Eisenhower not merely military intelligence but also the capacity to manage national security against the Soviet threat. As a fiscal conservative, Eisenhower believed a strong economy was the key to surviving the Cold War and saw satellite reconnaissance as a means to understand the Soviet military challenge more clearly and thus keep American defense spending under control. Although WS-117L never flew, it provided the foundation for all subsequent satellites, breaking theoretical barriers and helping to overcome major technical hurdles, which ensured the success of America's first working reconnaissance satellites and their photographic missions during the Cold War.

Empires of the Sky

By Alexander Rose
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0812989996
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : History
  • Members : 748
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The Golden Age of Aviation is brought to life in this story of the giant Zeppelin airships that once roamed the sky—a story that ended with the fiery destruction of the Hindenburg. “Genius . . . a definitive tale of an incredible time when mere mortals learned to fly.”—Keith O’Brien, The New York Times At the dawn of the twentieth century, when human flight was still considered an impossibility, Germany’s Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin vied with the Wright Brothers to build the world’s first successful flying machine. As the Wrights labored to invent the airplane, Zeppelin fathered the remarkable airship, sparking a bitter rivalry between the two types of aircraft and their innovators that would last for decades, in the quest to control one of humanity’s most inspiring achievements. And it was the airship—not the airplane—that led the way. In the glittery 1920s, the count’s brilliant protégé, Hugo Eckener, achieved undreamed-of feats of daring and skill, including the extraordinary Round-the-World voyage of the Graf Zeppelin. At a time when America’s airplanes—rickety deathtraps held together by glue, screws, and luck—could barely make it from New York to Washington, D.C., Eckener’s airships serenely traversed oceans without a single crash, fatality, or injury. What Charles Lindbergh almost died doing—crossing the Atlantic in 1927—Eckener had effortlessly accomplished three years before the Spirit of St. Louis even took off. Even as the Nazis sought to exploit Zeppelins for their own nefarious purposes, Eckener built his masterwork, the behemoth Hindenburg—a marvel of design and engineering. Determined to forge an airline empire under the new flagship, Eckener met his match in Juan Trippe, the ruthlessly ambitious king of Pan American Airways, who believed his fleet of next-generation planes would vanquish Eckener’s coming airship armada. It was a fight only one man—and one technology—could win. Countering each other’s moves on the global chessboard, each seeking to wrest the advantage from his rival, the struggle for mastery of the air was a clash not only of technologies but of business, diplomacy, politics, personalities, and the two men’s vastly different dreams of the future. Empires of the Sky is the sweeping, untold tale of the duel that transfixed the world and helped create our modern age.

Islam in Performance

By Ashis Sengupta
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474250726
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 253
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Islam in Performance brings together six contemporary plays from Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan that highlight the political performance of Islam in South Asia, especially since the 1947 partition of the subcontinent. The plays invite comparison with one another, engaging with the issue from perspectives of the three countries concerned: Hindutva politics in India othering the Muslim population for electoral gains, radical Islamization of Pakistan paralyzing political governance and encouraging jihadi violence, and the ever-increasing Islamist threat to Bangladesh's founding secular ethos. Finally, this anthology focuses on the suffering such exclusionary politics of religious nationalism has piled upon minorities across the region. Widely performed but largely unpublished, the plays with their geographic and stylistic range provide a good spectrum of some of the best writing in contemporary South Asian drama. The editor's scholarly introduction offers a framework for studying the plays as both texts and performance pieces.

Surveillance in Asian Cinema

By Karen Fang
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317298802
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 483
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Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs. control. This book focuses on Asian and Asia-based films and cinematic traditions obscured by lopsided western hegemonic discourse and—more specifically—probes these films’ treatments of a phenomenon that western film often portrays with neo-orientalist hysteria. Exploring recent and historical movies made in post-social and anti-Communist societies such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and South Korea, the book picks up on the political and economic concerns implicitly underlying Sinophobic and anti-Communist Asian images in Hollywood films while also considering how these societies and states depict the issues of centralization, militarization and technological innovation so often figured as distinctive of the difference between eastern despotism and western liberalism.

Net Force: Eye of the Drone

By Jerome Preisler,Steve Pieczenik,Tom Clancy
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  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1488069034
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 813
  • Pdf File: net-force.pdf

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An all-new novella in the New York Times bestselling Net Force series, created by Tom Clancy and Steve Pieczenik and written by Jerome Preisler. In Munich, a renowned computer scientist dies. Then, his daughter vanishes. Both under mysterious circumstances. Kali Alcazar, a master hacker, wants to know why. As she delves deeper into the suspicious events, she spots something in the sky — a rare, advanced drone -- and realizes she’s a target herself. A group of mercenary assassins has been assembled with just one goal: to stop Kali from exposing a dark, world-changing secret. Stop her at any cost. They’re not the only ones who are hunting Kali. CIA manhunter Mike Carmody and his elite special ops team are hot on her trail. Their task—bring her to Washington as an internationally wanted cyber-criminal. But that simple mission suddenly becomes a lot more dangerous than they bargained for. In this thrilling novella, the lines blur between hunter and hunted in a battle for tech dominance whose explosive outcome ultimately may be decide the future of international security.


By Yusuf Rahman,Irma Riyani,Kusmana,Dadang Darmawan,Izzah Faizah Siti Rusydati Khairani,Jajang A Rohmana
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  • Publisher : European Alliance for Innovation
  • Book Code : 1631902512
  • Total of Pages : 908
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: iconquhas-2018.pdf

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Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Quran and Hadith Studies Information Technology and Media in Conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science and Technology, ICONQUHAS & ICONIST, Bandung, October 2-4, 2018, Indonesia Now-days, Multimedia devices offer opportunities in transforming the Quran and Hadith into different forms of use, and into extended areas of studies. Technology information offers challenges as well as opportunity. Therefore, Faculty of Ushuluddin, UIN (the State Islamic University) Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, of UIN Sunan Gunung Djati Bandung, and UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang held jointly the 2nd International Conference on Qur’an and Hadith Studies (ICONQUHAS 2018) and the 1st International Conference on Islam, Science, and Technology (ICONIST2018), with the theme “Qur’an-Hadith, Information Technology, and Media: Challenges and Opportunities”. This conference aims at bringing together scholars and researchers to share their knowledge and their research findings. This publication resulted from the selected papers of these conferences

Nine Yin And Nine Yang

By Qu MaoDeLaoShu
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  • Publisher : Funstory
  • Book Code : 164762522X
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 754
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Yang Feng did not know who his father was until his mother died of illness when he was ten. Shortly later, he was received by the Yang family, an old martial family, and by his father whom he never met.However, at sixteen, Yang Feng was chased and killed due to the fighting for power in his family. He did not expect he could be reborn and gained the inheritance of his ancestors that his meridians were transformed by powerful internal forces. After cultivating the Nine Yin and Nine Yang Divine Art, Yang Feng decided to challenge his fate. As an illegitimate child who lived at the underclass, how would he become a god and make himself a legend?☆About the Author☆The Mouse That Marries The Cat(娶猫的老鼠) is a prolific novelist. He has created 11 novels, including "Nine Heavens and Dragons", "Nine Yin And Nine Yang", "Chaotic Emperor", "Da u", "Big Superior", "Supreme Dragon Totem", "Nine Stars Lord" and so on. As an author with great creative desire, the cat of the cat The Mouse That Marries The Cat has shown excellent imagination and literary talent since childhood.

The Sky of Afghanistan

By Ana Eulate
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  • Publisher : Cuento de Luz
  • Book Code : 8415503067
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 579
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Winner at the 2012 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards This Afghan girl doesn’t stop dreaming and her dreams flies towards all the regions, entering homes, families and hearts. Guided Reading Level: O, Lexile Level: 1160L