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The Trigger Effect by Dewey Gram

Title The Trigger Effect
Author Dewey Gram
Publisher Berkley
Release Date 1996
Category Fiction
Total Pages 218
ISBN 1572972440
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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A magnetic pulse wipes out all electrical devices, throwing the world into chaos

Trigger Effects In Geosystems by Gevorg Kocharyan

Title Trigger Effects in Geosystems
Author Gevorg Kocharyan
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2019-11-16
Category Science
Total Pages 614
ISBN 9783030319700
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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This book is the result of collaboration within the frames of the 5th International Conference "Trigger Effects in Geosystems" held in the Institute of Geosphere Dynamics of Russian Academy of Sciences, June 2019. This book aims to raise awareness about different triggering aspects in the geosphere and its effects.The conference provided a multidisciplinary platform with a focus on (i) the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors on the geosphere, geomechanical systems and anthropogenic objects found in a subcritical state and (ii) the influence of these factors on the system “atmosphere - ionosphere”. The problems considered in the book may be interesting for a wide audience including students, professionals, researches, and for the industry.

The Trigger Effect by Jeremy Logan

Title The Trigger Effect
Author Jeremy Logan
Publisher
Release Date 2017-06-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 376
ISBN 1947309021
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Seventeen-year-olds Sarah Thompson and Blair Rogers were in love. They were smart, attractive, popular, and about to enter their senior year in high school. Their parents were affluent and lived in a newly-developed country club community of Thomas Glen. So why were they found lying dead, one piled on top of the other, next to the dumpsters behind the grocery store? What could they have done to deserve this? Lieutenant Reed Pasco and Detective Denise Smith are experienced homicide investigators in Dallas County, Texas. However, they've never seen a crime scene quite as mysterious as this. There is no evidence of drugs, no sign of a robbery, and no indication of a struggle. Their vehicles were parked only yards away and wiped clean of fingerprints. Suspects are scarce or nonexistent. But with their deaths, these two teenagers spark a chain reaction, infecting everyone they touched with a plague of misfortune, revealing secrets, perversion, and violence beyond measure.

The Trigger by Arthur C. Clarke

Title The Trigger
Author Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher Rosetta Books
Release Date 2012-11-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9780795325908
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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A “thought-provoking, suspenseful” political sci-fi thriller from the authors of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars: The Black Fleet Crisis (Library Journal). In the near future, a team of scientists who intend to create an anti-gravity device inadvertently develop something far more powerful—a mechanism that can render guns and bombs virtually harmless. Their creation, “The Trigger,” causes nitrate-based bombs and explosives to detonate automatically. The idealistic scientists who envision the benevolent use of their great invention soon discover that even protective weaponry comes with its own moral trade-offs. Soon, every faction of the gun industry is involved—politicians, manufacturers, lobbyist, military—and the scientists must fight to keep the weapon out of violent hands. While negotiating this tricky territory, they realize that not even those with the best intentions can be trusted. There are no easy answers in this thriller that “lend[s] the familiar issue of gun control new urgency and excitement” (Publishers Weekly).

Title Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind
Author Gary Ross
Publisher Candlewick Press
Release Date 2012
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 92
ISBN 9780763649203
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Follows the adventures of a young boy who rides the wind to a pirate-inhabited island, a not-so-colorful prep school, and a mysterious cove.

Science Friction by Michael Shermer

Title Science Friction
Author Michael Shermer
Publisher Macmillan
Release Date 2010-04-01
Category Science
Total Pages 336
ISBN 1429900881
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Bestselling author Michael Shermer delves into the unknown, from heretical ideas about the boundaries of the universe to Star Trek's lessons about chance and time A scientist pretends to be a psychic for a day-and fools everyone. An athlete discovers that good-luck rituals and getting into "the zone" may, or may not, improve his performance. A historian decides to analyze the data to see who was truly responsible for the Bounty mutiny. A son explores the possiblities of alternative and experimental medicine for his cancer-ravaged mother. And a skeptic realizes that it is time to turn the skeptical lens onto science itself. In each of the fourteen essays in Science Friction, psychologist and science historian Michael Shermer explores the very personal barriers and biases that plague and propel science, especially when scientists push against the unknown. What do we know and what do we not know? How does science respond to controversy, attack, and uncertainty? When does theory become accepted fact? As always, Shermer delivers a thought-provoking, fascinating, and entertaining view of life in the scientific age.

Shift by Craig Elias

Title Shift
Author Craig Elias
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2010-06-25
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781450240086
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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There is a silver bullet in sales its called timing when you get to highly motivated decision makers at EXACTLY the right time: after they experience a Trigger Event BUT before they call your competition. When you have the right timing the sale almost happens by itself There are few challenges getting to the prospect, understanding their dissatisfaction, presenting a solution, or closing the sale. By luck or sheer numbers youve had timing happen before, not its time to make it happen again, and again, and again. ... simple but profound truths that will help you leverage intent for immediate action and cut down the selling cycle, while creating lasting bonds with customers. Stephen M.R. Covey, author of the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Speed of Trust "... an entirely new perspective on things that are hiding in plain sight for all sales professionals. Well done!" Kevin Fancey, Senior Vice President of Sales, Ricoh Canada Inc By combining the power of relationships with timing - what Elias and Shanto call "Trigger Events" - the authors present a powerful sales strategy... Keith Ferrazzi, #1 NYT Bestselling author of Who's Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone Elias and Shanto have brought referrals into the 21st Century, showing you how to capitalize on the key moments that will bring you success in a busy, fast-paced world. This is a must read! Ivan Misner, NY Times Bestselling author and Founder of BNI and the Referral Institute

Title The Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms and Mechanical Philosophy
Author Stuart Glennan
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-07-06
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 474
ISBN 9781317552291
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Scientists studying the burning of stars, the evolution of species, DNA, the brain, the economy, and social change, all frequently describe their work as searching for mechanisms. Despite this fact, for much of the twentieth century philosophical discussions of the nature of mechanisms remained outside philosophy of science. The Routledge Handbook of Mechanisms and Mechanical Philosophy is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems, and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, the Handbook is divided into four Parts: Historical perspectives on mechanisms The nature of mechanisms Mechanisms and the philosophy of science Disciplinary perspectives on mechanisms. Within these Parts central topics and problems are examined, including the rise of mechanical philosophy in the seventeenth century; what mechanisms are made of and how they are organized; mechanisms and laws and regularities; how mechanisms are discovered and explained; dynamical systems theory; and disciplinary perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, biomedicine, ecology, neuroscience, and the social sciences. Essential reading for students and researchers in philosophy of science, the Handbook will also be of interest to those in related fields, such as metaphysics, philosophy of psychology, and history of science.

Pain And Disability by Institute of Medicine

Title Pain and Disability
Author Institute of Medicine
Publisher National Academies Press
Release Date 1987-01-01
Category Medical
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780309037372
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Pain--it is the most common complaint presented to physicians. Yet pain is subjective--it cannot be measured directly and is difficult to validate. Evaluating claims based on pain poses major problems for the Social Security Administration (SSA) and other disability insurers. This volume covers the epidemiology and physiology of pain; psychosocial contributions to pain and illness behavior; promising ways of assessing and measuring chronic pain and dysfunction; clinical aspects of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation; and how the SSA's benefit structure and administrative procedures may affect pain complaints.

The Trigger by Tim Butcher

Title The Trigger
Author Tim Butcher
Publisher Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Release Date 2014-06-03
Category History
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780802191885
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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From the author of Blood River: “A splendid book, part memoir, part history,” about the teenager who killed Archduke Ferdinand and sparked WWI (Norman Stone, author of World War One). Sarajevo, 1914. On a June morning, nineteen-year-old Gavrilo Princip drew a pistol from his pocket and fired the first shot of the First World War, killing the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Princip then launched a series of events that would transform the world forever. Retracing Princip’s steps from the feudal frontier village of his birth to the city of Belgrade and ultimately Sarajevo, journalist and bestselling author Tim Butcher discovers details about the young assassin that have eluded historians for a century. Drawing on his own experiences in the Balkans covering the Bosnian War in the 1990s, Butcher also unravels the complexities and conflicts of this part of the world, showing how the events of that day in 1914 still have influence today. “Devastating yet strangely exhilarating.” —Publishers Weekly “Evocative and moving . . . [Butcher] reveals an intelligent and determined South Slav patriot who gave his life for the cause.” —Saul David, author of Military Blunders “Well-researched history . . . indelible personal recollections of the Bosnian war . . . piquant vignettes of traversing rural Bosnia on foot . . . Consistently appetizing and highly controversial.” —Dervla Murphy, author of Full Tilt “A great book . . . to be recommended to professional and amateur historians alike.” —General Sir David Richards, former chief of the British Defense Staff

The Trigger by David Icke,

Title The Trigger
Author David Icke,
Publisher
Release Date 2019
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 1916025803
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Behaviour Of Fishes by A.n. Shukla

Title Behaviour of Fishes
Author A.n. Shukla
Publisher Discovery Publishing House
Release Date 2009
Category Biological Clock
Total Pages 314
ISBN 8183563902
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Title The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Summary Analysis
Author Elite Summaries
Publisher Elite Summaries
Release Date 2016-06-13
Category Psychology
Total Pages 126
ISBN
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Detailed summary and analysis of The Power of Habit.

The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon

Title The Manchurian Candidate
Author Richard Condon
Publisher Rosetta Books
Release Date 2013-11-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 323
ISBN 9780795335068
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The classic thriller about a hostile foreign power infiltrating American politics: “Brilliant . . . wild and exhilarating.” —The New Yorker A war hero and the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, Sgt. Raymond Shaw is keeping a deadly secret—even from himself. During his time as a prisoner of war in North Korea, he was brainwashed by his Communist captors and transformed into a deadly weapon—a sleeper assassin, programmed to kill without question or mercy at his captors’ signal. Now he’s been returned to the United States with a covert mission: to kill a candidate running for US president . . . This “shocking, tense” and sharply satirical novel has become a modern classic, and was the basis for two film adaptations (San Francisco Chronicle). “Crammed with suspense.” —Chicago Tribune “Condon is wickedly skillful.” —Time

Title The Coddling of the American Mind
Author Greg Lukianoff
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-09-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780735224902
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.

Connections by James Burke

Title Connections
Author James Burke
Publisher
Release Date 1980
Category
Total Pages 304
ISBN OCLC:7642415
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile

Title The Progress Principle
Author Teresa Amabile
Publisher Harvard Business Press
Release Date 2011-07-19
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781422142738
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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What really sets the best managers above the rest? It’s their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives—consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life, often unwittingly. As Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer explain in The Progress Principle, seemingly mundane workday events can make or break employees’ inner work lives. But it’s forward momentum in meaningful work—progress—that creates the best inner work lives. Through rigorous analysis of nearly 12,000 diary entries provided by 238 employees in 7 companies, the authors explain how managers can foster progress and enhance inner work life every day. The book shows how to remove obstacles to progress, including meaningless tasks and toxic relationships. It also explains how to activate two forces that enable progress: (1) catalysts—events that directly facilitate project work, such as clear goals and autonomy—and (2) nourishers—interpersonal events that uplift workers, including encouragement and demonstrations of respect and collegiality. Brimming with honest examples from the companies studied, The Progress Principle equips aspiring and seasoned leaders alike with the insights they need to maximize their people’s performance.

Title The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
Author Jorge E. Viñuales
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2015-02-05
Category Law
Total Pages 530
ISBN 9780191510427
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The international community has long grappled with the issue of safeguarding the environment and encouraging sustainable development, often with little result. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down 27 key principles for the international community to follow. These principles define the rights of people to sustainable development, and the responsibilities of states to safeguard the common environment. The Rio Declaration established that long term economic progress required a connection to environmental protection. It was designed as an authoritative and comprehensive statement of the principles of sustainable development law, an instrument to take stock of the past international and domestic practice, a guide for the design of new multilateral environmental regimes, and as a reference for litigation. This commentary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the principles of the Declaration, written by over thirty inter-disciplinary contributors, including both leading practitioners and academics. Each principle is analysed in light of its origins and rationale. The book investigates each principle's travaux préparatoires setting out the main points of controversy and the position of different countries or groups. It analyses the scope and dimensions of each principle, providing an in-depth understanding of its legal effects, including whether it can be relied before a domestic or international court. It also assesses the impact of the principles on subsequent soft law and treaty development, as well as domestic and international jurisprudence. The authors demonstrate the ways in which the principles interact with each other, and finally provide a detailed analysis of the shortcomings and future potential of each principle. This book will be of vital importance to practitioners, scholars, and students of international environomental law and sustainable development.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Title Atomic Habits
Author James Clear
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-10-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780735211308
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. Over 1 million copies sold! Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The problem is your system. Bad habits repeat themselves again and again not because you don't want to change, but because you have the wrong system for change. You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems. Here, you'll get a proven system that can take you to new heights. Clear is known for his ability to distill complex topics into simple behaviors that can be easily applied to daily life and work. Here, he draws on the most proven ideas from biology, psychology, and neuroscience to create an easy-to-understand guide for making good habits inevitable and bad habits impossible. Along the way, readers will be inspired and entertained with true stories from Olympic gold medalists, award-winning artists, business leaders, life-saving physicians, and star comedians who have used the science of small habits to master their craft and vault to the top of their field. Learn how to: • make time for new habits (even when life gets crazy); • overcome a lack of motivation and willpower; • design your environment to make success easier; • get back on track when you fall off course; ...and much more. Atomic Habits will reshape the way you think about progress and success, and give you the tools and strategies you need to transform your habits--whether you are a team looking to win a championship, an organization hoping to redefine an industry, or simply an individual who wishes to quit smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, or achieve any other goal.

The Trigger Mechanism by Scott McEwen

Title The Trigger Mechanism
Author Scott McEwen
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date 2020-02-11
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781250088260
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Trigger Mechanism is the second book in the Camp Valor series by the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper, Scott McEwen. When, Jalen, a young gamer, puts on a set of VR goggles and logs into an online video game, he enters a digital world where, as in most games, points are awarded for kills. Only this time, unbeknownst to Jalen, the game has been reengineered by a cyberterrorist known as Encyte so that real human lives are taken with the click of a button. When Jalen logs off, he learns he’s just killed fifty-three innocent people. Wyatt Brewer, Camp Valor’s top camper, is tapped to investigate and see if a link exists between Encyte and The Glowworm Gaming Network, which Wyatt helped dismantle the previous summer. Wyatt is still reeling from the losses inflicted by Glowworm and by the betrayal of his mentor, Sargent Halsey. When Wyatt meets Jalen, he finds a clue, and Julie Chen, a teenage prodigy and gaming superstar known as Hi_Kyto becomes the leading suspect. Wyatt knows he’ll need Jalen’s help if he has any chance of penetrating the gaming world and getting close to Hi_Kyto. And Jalen will need Camp Valor if he’s going to have any chance of rebuilding his life and finding redemption. But as the summer season starts at Valor, the Department of Defense threatens to shut the secret program down. A reclusive billionaire and Camp Valor alum offers a way forward—funded by him but without Valor for protection. Jalen and Wyatt are forced to consider going out on their own if they want bring Halsey to justice and to stop Encyte.