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One Giant Leap

By Charles Fishman
  • ISBN Code: : 1501106317
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : History
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The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon. President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced to Congress that the United States should land a man on the Moon by 1970. No group was more surprised than the scientists and engineers at NASA, who suddenly had less than a decade to invent space travel. When Kennedy announced that goal, no one knew how to navigate to the Moon. No one knew how to build a rocket big enough to reach the Moon, or how to build a computer small enough (and powerful enough) to fly a spaceship there. No one knew what the surface of the Moon was like, or what astronauts could eat as they flew there. On the day of Kennedy’s historic speech, America had a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience—with just five of those minutes outside the atmosphere. Russian dogs had more time in space than U.S. astronauts. Over the next decade, more than 400,000 scientists, engineers, and factory workers would send 24 astronauts to the Moon. Each hour of space flight would require one million hours of work back on Earth to get America to the Moon on July 20, 1969. More than fifty years later, One Giant Leap is the sweeping, definitive behind-the-scenes account of the furious race to complete one of mankind’s greatest achievements. It’s a story filled with surprises—from the item the astronauts almost forgot to take with them (the American flag), to the extraordinary impact Apollo would have back on Earth, and on the way we live today. Charles Fishman introduces readers to the men and women who had to solve 10,000 problems before astronauts could reach the Moon. From the research labs of MIT, where the eccentric and legendary pioneer Charles Draper created the tools to fly the Apollo spaceships, to the factories where dozens of women sewed spacesuits, parachutes, and even computer hardware by hand, Fishman captures the exceptional feats of these ordinary Americans. One Giant Leap is the captivating story of men and women charged with changing the world as we knew it—their leaders, their triumphs, their near disasters, all of which led to arguably the greatest success story, and the greatest adventure story, of the twentieth century.

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  • Pdf File: failure-is-not-an-option.pdf

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This memoir of a veteran NASA flight director tells riveting stories from the early days of the Mercury program through Apollo 11 (the moon landing) and Apollo 13, for both of which Kranz was flight director. Gene Kranz was present at the creation of America’s manned space program and was a key player in it for three decades. As a flight director in NASA’s Mission Control, Kranz witnessed firsthand the making of history. He participated in the space program from the early days of the Mercury program to the last Apollo mission, and beyond. He endured the disastrous first years when rockets blew up and the United States seemed to fall further behind the Soviet Union in the space race. He helped to launch Alan Shepard and John Glenn, then assumed the flight director’s role in the Gemini program, which he guided to fruition. With his teammates, he accepted the challenge to carry out President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to land a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. Kranz recounts these thrilling historic events and offers new information about the famous flights. What appeared as nearly flawless missions to the Moon were, in fact, a series of hair-raising near misses. When the space technology failed, as it sometimes did, the controllers’ only recourse was to rely on their skills and those of their teammates. He reveals behind-the-scenes details to demonstrate the leadership, discipline, trust, and teamwork that made the space program a success. A fascinating firsthand account by a veteran mission controller of one of America’s greatest achievements, Failure is Not an Option reflects on what has happened to the space program and offers his own bold suggestions about what we ought to be doing in space now.

Rocket to the Moon!

By Don Brown
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 168335480X
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 448
  • Pdf File: rocket-to-the-moon.pdf

Book Short Summary:

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. But it wasn’t just one man who got us to the moon. Rocket to the Moon! explores the people and technology that made the moon landing possible. Instead of examining one person’s life, it focuses on the moon landing itself, showing the events leading up to it and how it changed the world. The book takes readers through the history of rocket building: from ancient Chinese rockets, to “bombs bursting in air” during the War of 1812, to Russia’s Sputnik program, to the moon landing. Beautifully illustrated and well-researched, this book is the perfect resource for curious readers and tomorrow’s scientists. It includes a timeline of space travel, a bibliography, and an index.

Physical to Metaphysical in Four Steps and One Giant Leap

By Michael K. Yen
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  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Book Code : 1504380428
  • Total of Pages : 132
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 964
  • Pdf File: physical-to-metaphysical-in-four-steps-and-one-giant-leap.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this study of human consciousness, Dr. Michael Yen, a Jungian analyst, uses the concepts of C.G. Jung and the discoveries of quantum physics to write about physical reality and the realm of the world we cant see of nonmaterial reality. In the book, the author carefully lays out the four-step process (followed by one giant leap) that helps people separate themselves from their body, emotions, and thoughts in order to embrace the energy that consists of everything in the universe, leading to a chance to connect with ones true self. Using his own real life experiences, Dr. Yen describes how he learned to go from physical reality into the metaphysical ultimate reality. This book will appeal to readers who are interested in metaphysics and spirit-mind-body integration.

American Moonshot

By Douglas Brinkley
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062655086
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : History
  • Members : 633
  • Pdf File: american-moonshot.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Instant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy’s inspiring challenge, and America’s race to the moon. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”—President John F. Kennedy On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American Moonshot brings together the extraordinary political, cultural, and scientific factors that fueled the birth and development of NASA and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, which shot the United States to victory in the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Drawing on new primary source material and major interviews with many of the surviving figures who were key to America’s success, Brinkley brings this fascinating history to life as never before. American Moonshot is a portrait of the brilliant men and women who made this giant leap possible, the technology that enabled us to propel men beyond earth’s orbit to the moon and return them safely, and the geopolitical tensions that spurred Kennedy to commit himself fully to this audacious dream. Brinkley’s ensemble cast of New Frontier characters include rocketeer Wernher von Braun, astronaut John Glenn and space booster Lyndon Johnson. A vivid and enthralling chronicle of one of the most thrilling, hopeful, and turbulent eras in the nation’s history, American Moonshot is an homage to scientific ingenuity, human curiosity, and the boundless American spirit.

Malware Analysis Using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

By Mark Stamp,Mamoun Alazab,Andrii Shalaginov
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030625826
  • Total of Pages : 651
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 390
  • Pdf File: malware-analysis-using-artificial-intelligence-and-deep-learning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

​This book is focused on the use of deep learning (DL) and artificial intelligence (AI) as tools to advance the fields of malware detection and analysis. The individual chapters of the book deal with a wide variety of state-of-the-art AI and DL techniques, which are applied to a number of challenging malware-related problems. DL and AI based approaches to malware detection and analysis are largely data driven and hence minimal expert domain knowledge of malware is needed. This book fills a gap between the emerging fields of DL/AI and malware analysis. It covers a broad range of modern and practical DL and AI techniques, including frameworks and development tools enabling the audience to innovate with cutting-edge research advancements in a multitude of malware (and closely related) use cases.

CNN互動英語年度特別企劃 看CNN國際新聞學英語

By LiveABC編輯群
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  • Publisher : 希伯崙股份有限公司
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 500
  • Pdf File: cnn互動英語年度特別企劃-看cnn國際新聞學英語.pdf

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你的英語跟得上世界的腳步嗎?『國際觀』更不該只是口號! 讓CNN主播帶你掌握第一手的全球頭條大事 學知識、懂新知、跟得上世界脈動,聊天社交不缺有深度的話題! F 50 年政壇老馬拜登如何走上政治生涯巔峰? A Man of Vision F 什麼是「元宇宙」?它對未來世界有什麼影響? Enter the Metaverse F 為什麼《魷魚遊戲》讓全球為之瘋狂?! Quids In F 新冠病毒疫苗常見迷思 醫師來解答 Jab Fact-Checked F 看天吃飯!氣候變遷下的糧食危機 Soy Story 三大學習特色,聽懂CNN很輕鬆! ① 收錄CNN原音影片,口語、會話道地學。 ② 主播帶你聽懂各國口音,提升英聽實力。 ③ 重點字彙+片語解析,延伸補充學更多。 聽懂CNN頭條大事,讓你的英語能力跟得上世界脈動! 因應日新月異的世界形勢,看國際新聞是洞燭機先的不二法門。本書精選30 則值得關注的CNN國際新聞,含括六大面向的重要趨勢議題,協助讀者掌握最新世界動態,同時熟悉新聞英語用法。本書收錄CNN 報導影片,幫助提升英語聽說能力,並列出重點字彙,加強記憶實用單字,同時詳盡解析片語及特殊用法,讓你的英語更道地! 本書六大主題 政治新局 剖析瞬息萬變的全球政經局勢,包含英國脫歐、拜登的政治之路、阿富汗變天、梅克爾的政治生涯等。 疫後生活 新冠病毒後疫情時代下的生活新秩序,例如各國入境規定、在家工作、疫苗施打、對抗疫情的長期抗戰等。 虛擬時代 影響未來食衣住行的科技趨勢,例如元宇宙、虛擬實境、加密貨幣、全像投影、人工智慧。 氣候危機 刻不容緩的氣候變遷議題,包含糧食危機、冰山融解、蝗災肆虐、世紀洪災等。 太空旅遊 新世代太空競賽如火如荼進行中,來關心火星任務、商業太空旅行、平民上太空的發展。 韓風崛起 韓流熱潮席捲全球,除了K-Pop 魅力、《魷魚遊戲》,還有時尚潮牌和電競遊戲。 下載電腦互動學習軟體,學習方便又有效率! 本書附有電腦互動學習軟體,按照安裝步驟操作完成後,就可以開始學習了。在學習軟體中收錄全課程內容,也包含了CNN的影片學習、文字學習、錄音、字典查詢等互動學習功能,還有由專業外籍老師所錄製的朗讀MP3,以最道地的口音呈現課文內容和單字例句,透過這樣的學習軟體,更能有效的提高學習效率,幫助英語能力更上一層樓! 安裝步驟 1. 請先上http://ied.liveabc.com 下載管理軟體。 2. 執行並安裝管理軟體。 3. 開啟管理軟體,輸入本書所附上的序號卡卡號。 4. 下載本書電腦影音互動軟體,開始學習。(詳細安裝步驟請見書本最後頁) 目錄介紹 政治新局 Europe’s Unity 歐盟的運作、整合與未來 A Man of Vision 50年政壇老馬 拜登如何走上政治生涯巔峰? Britain’s New Era 鮑里斯.強生任英國首相 破釜沉舟拼脫歐 The Rapid Collapse 阿富汗變天!塔利班重新掌權 Leading a Continent 德國鐵娘子梅克爾 告別16年政壇生涯 疫後生活 Flight-Mare 後疫情時代 各國入境規定大不同 The Hybrid Workplace 職場生態將因在家工作而永遠改變?! Jab Fact-Checked 新冠病毒疫苗常見迷思 醫師來解答 A Long-Haul Problem 長期抗戰!不可輕忽的新冠病毒後遺症 The Road to Normalcy 與病毒共存 各國漸漸回歸正常生活 虛擬時代 Enter the Metaverse 什麼是「元宇宙」?它對未來世界有什麼影響? Training the Law 警察教育訓練再升級──VR情境演練 The Money Farm 比特幣挖礦熱 恐引發全球能源危機?! 3D Clinics 遠距臨床教學新利器──全像投影術 The Wisdom Race 人工智慧時代來臨,你跟得上嗎? 氣候危機 Soy Story 看天吃飯!氣候變遷下的糧食危機 Ice Crisis 格陵蘭融冰速度再創新高 Swarm of the Worlds 東非蝗災肆虐 千萬人面臨糧食危機 Continent Underwater 氣候變遷啟示錄 西歐遭逢百年最強洪災 A Final Warning 地球存亡的關鍵時刻!聯合國氣候峰會敲響警鐘 太空旅遊 Food Mission 火星任務的關鍵──太空人吃什麼? A New Era of Spaceflight 太空飛行新紀元 SpaceX成功載人登上國際太空站 A Girl-Actic Achievement 首次全女性太空漫步 寫下航太新里程碑 Virgin in Space 狂人富豪理查.布蘭森 一圓太空夢 New-Age Astronauts 平民上太空!SpaceX寫下航太史新頁 韓風崛起 The Sensational Seven 席捲全球超級韓流旋風──防彈少年團 Quids In 為什麼《魷魚遊戲》讓全球為之瘋狂?! Musical Connections 線上演唱會推波助瀾 K-Pop魅力不減反增 Spectacular Strategies 怪美的時尚 韓風眼鏡品牌掀熱潮 Seoul Games 不只絕地求生 韓國電玩開發商另闢新血路

The Future of Work

By R. Donkin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230274196
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 317
  • Pdf File: the-future-of-work.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The forces that are shaping the future of employment are examined in this new book. The author presents a cohesive argument for a fundamental change in attitudes to work, both from policymakers and employers if we are to create a healthier society capable of meeting the expectations and concerns of a developing economy.

Chasing New Horizons

By Alan Stern,David Grinspoon
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  • Publisher : Picador
  • Book Code : 125009898X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 531
  • Pdf File: chasing-new-horizons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Called "spellbinding" (Scientific American) and "thrilling...a future classic of popular science" (PW), the up close, inside story of the greatest space exploration project of our time, New Horizons’ mission to Pluto, as shared with David Grinspoon by mission leader Alan Stern and other key players. On July 14, 2015, something amazing happened. More than 3 billion miles from Earth, a small NASA spacecraft called New Horizons screamed past Pluto at more than 32,000 miles per hour, focusing its instruments on the long mysterious icy worlds of the Pluto system, and then, just as quickly, continued on its journey out into the beyond. Nothing like this has occurred in a generation—a raw exploration of new worlds unparalleled since NASA’s Voyager missions to Uranus and Neptune—and nothing quite like it is planned to happen ever again. The photos that New Horizons sent back to Earth graced the front pages of newspapers on all 7 continents, and NASA’s website for the mission received more than 2 billion hits in the days surrounding the flyby. At a time when so many think that our most historic achievements are in the past, the most distant planetary exploration ever attempted not only succeeded in 2015 but made history and captured the world’s imagination. How did this happen? Chasing New Horizons is the story of the men and women behind this amazing mission: of their decades-long commitment and persistence; of the political fights within and outside of NASA; of the sheer human ingenuity it took to design, build, and fly the mission; and of the plans for New Horizons’ next encounter, 1 billion miles past Pluto in 2019. Told from the insider’s perspective of mission leader Dr. Alan Stern and others on New Horizons, and including two stunning 16-page full-color inserts of images, Chasing New Horizons is a riveting account of scientific discovery, and of how much we humans can achieve when people focused on a dream work together toward their incredible goal.

Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity

By Newton Lee
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319172441
  • Total of Pages : 489
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 654
  • Pdf File: counterterrorism-and-cybersecurity.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From 9/11 to Charlie Hebdo along with Sony-pocalypse and DARPA's $2 million Cyber Grand Challenge, this book examines counterterrorism and cyber security history, strategies and technologies from a thought-provoking approach that encompasses personal experiences, investigative journalism, historical and current events, ideas from thought leaders and the make-believe of Hollywood such as 24, Homeland and The Americans. President Barack Obama also said in his 2015 State of the Union address, "We are making sure our government integrates intelligence to combat cyber threats, just as we have done to combat terrorism. In this new edition, there are seven completely new chapters, including three new contributed chapters by healthcare chief information security officer Ray Balut and Jean C. Stanford, DEF CON speaker Philip Polstra and security engineer and Black Hat speaker Darren Manners, as well as new commentaries by communications expert Andy Marken and DEF CON speaker Emily Peed. The book offers practical advice for businesses, governments and individuals to better secure the world and protect cyberspace.

Uncle John's Facts to Go Mad Science

By Bathroom Readers' Institute
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1626861595
  • Total of Pages : 50
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 983
  • Pdf File: uncle-john-s-facts-to-go-mad-science.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Take a fascinating quantum leap into the fun side of science. From the amazing to the amusing, this byte-sized collection will bring you the inside stories behind earth-shattering discoveries, accidental inventions, and outlandish studies. Featuring Uncle John’s most mind-bending science articles--along with a few all-new “experiments”--this book will make you think, make you laugh, and make you ask yourself, “What the heck were they thinking?” Get ready to cackle like a mad scientist as you uncover the truth about… - The mystery of Tesla’s death ray machine - How to reanimate the dead - The next space race: Interstellar travel - Serendipity: The origins of the microwave oven and Silly Putty - The eccentric Dr. Einstein - The simple science behind nuclear fission - “Pigeons’ Ability to Discriminate Between Monet and Picasso” and other strange-but-true studies - Toilets in Spaaaaace! And much, much more!

Podcasting For Dummies

By Tee Morris,Chuck Tomasi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119711835
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: podcasting-for-dummies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Add your voice to the podcasting revolution! The world is tuning into podcasts in larger and larger numbers. When you’re ready to add your own voice to the mix, this book will help you find your niche. Featuring top tech information, production insight, and promotional tips, this best-selling podcasting reference shares the latest on podcasting trends and new audience demographics. Written by a pair of podcasting pioneers, Podcasting For Dummies will help you refine your podcast idea, identify your audience, and get the scoop on how to record, edit, and share your work. You’ll also learn how to apply the methods top podcasters monetize and market their work. Record your voice and conduct high-quality interviews for your new or existing podcast Edit, upload, and share podcast episodes online—and find people who will listen Learn how to make money as a podcaster or live streamer Discover interesting and original podcasts to inspire your own work Podcasting for Dummies is your friendly tutor in the art of audio content creation. So start talking!

Super Bowl Monday

By Adam Lazarus
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publications
  • Book Code : 1589796020
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 101
  • Pdf File: super-bowl-monday.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Super Bowl Monday is a thorough retelling of Super Bowl XXV, the epic January 1991 showdown between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills. Great characters and a gripping finish to the closest episode in Super Bowl history made for a wonderful conclusion to the game's Silver Anniversary. But what establishes that day as a special moment in American sports history was the cloud of war hanging over the game and the nation. Ten days before the Giants defeated the Bills 20-19 in Tampa Stadium, the United States had authorized Operation Desert Storm and begun the Persian Gulf War. The book is entitled Super Bowl Monday because the hundreds of thousands of American soldiers who were able to watch the Giants vs. the Bills did so on Arabic Standard Time, several hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. For those men and women on duty in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, Super Bowl XXV took place early Monday morning. Super Bowl Monday features original research from newspaper and video archives in addition to lengthy interviews with many of the game's stars.

Saving the World

By Lynnette Porter,David Lavery
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  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Book Code : 1554903114
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 228
  • Pdf File: saving-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A young girl?s fatal, decade-long struggle with anorexia and bulimia is chronicled from her mother?s perspective in this heartbreaking memoir. Barbara Hale-Seubert tried to cope with grief, fear, and powerlessness as her daughter suffered through these diseases, and she kept a journal of their experiences as a form of therapy. These entries are the basis for a raw and revealing narrative, meant to offer other parents the comfort that comes with knowing they are not alone, the strength to help their children through the agony of eating disorders, and the grace to learn to surrender what is out of their control.

Clichés

By Nigel Fountain
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  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Book Code : 184317796X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 391
  • Pdf File: clichés.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At the end of the day, when it comes to getting your head around clichés, everybody seems to be singing from the same hymn sheet. Clichés have become such a familiar part of the English language and people's everyday speech that many are now trite, meaningless and often quite irritating. This book looks at clichés in their many forms - once useful but overworked catch phrases ('move the goal posts'), worn-out sayings ('all hands on deck'), pointless phrases used to conceal a weak argument ('to be perfectly honest'), technical terms used out of context ('collateral damage'), and many others. It shows where they came from and, with examples from people who ought to know better, why they should be avoided. Entertaining and informative, this collection of clichés really is the best thing since sliced bread . . .