Lights Out

Author : Ted Koppel
ISBN : 9780553419979
Genre : Political Science
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In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared. Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to a generator, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before. It isn’t just a scenario. A well-designed attack on just one of the nation’s three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructure—and in the age of cyberwarfare, a laptop has become the only necessary weapon. Several nations hostile to the United States could launch such an assault at any time. In fact, as a former chief scientist of the NSA reveals, China and Russia have already penetrated the grid. And a cybersecurity advisor to President Obama believes that independent actors—from “hacktivists” to terrorists—have the capability as well. “It’s not a question of if,” says Centcom Commander General Lloyd Austin, “it’s a question of when.” And yet, as Koppel makes clear, the federal government, while well prepared for natural disasters, has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid. The current Secretary of Homeland Security suggests keeping a battery-powered radio. In the absence of a government plan, some individuals and communities have taken matters into their own hands. Among the nation’s estimated three million “preppers,” we meet one whose doomsday retreat includes a newly excavated three-acre lake, stocked with fish, and a Wyoming homesteader so self-sufficient that he crafted the thousands of adobe bricks in his house by hand. We also see the unrivaled disaster preparedness of the Mormon church, with its enormous storehouses, high-tech dairies, orchards, and proprietary trucking company – the fruits of a long tradition of anticipating the worst. But how, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive? With urgency and authority, one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable.
Category: Political Science

Lights Out

Author : Ted Koppel
ISBN : 9780553419962
Genre : Political Science
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Ask the Red Cross or FEMA what to do during a major power outage and they will tell you to be sure to have extra batteries and three days' worth of extra food and water on hand, along with a few other necessities. But what if the blackout arrived without warning and lasted not days but weeks or months? There would be no running water; no sewage; no electric heat, refrigeration, or light. Food and medical supplies would dwindle. Banks would not function. Gas stations without generators would no longer be able to pump fuel. The devices we rely on would go dark. Firefighters and police officers might no longer be reachable, or might choose to stay with their own families. Mass evacuation would become chaos. The fact is, one well-placed attack on the electrical grid could lastingly cripple much of our infrastructure. Several nation states hostile to the United States could do it, and the ranks of criminal and terrorist organizations approaching the capability are growing. Ted Koppel convincingly argues that it is not a question of if such an attack occurs, but when. National leaders across government, industry, and the military know this--as they candidly admit in these pages. The Department of Homeland Security has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid. Individuals are largely left to their own devices, leading to an explosion of the "prepper" movement. Koppel visits one wealthy prepper who has built a retreat equipped with a specially excavated three-acre lake stocked with fish. But how will ordinary civilians survive? The Mormon church has elaborate plans for long-term disaster survival, but it doesn't have the resources for everyone. Lights Out exposes the breadth and urgency of the problem and suggests ways to prepare for the inevitable catastrophe.
Category: Political Science

Lights Out

Author : Ted Koppel
ISBN : 9780553419986
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Off Camera

Author : Ted Koppel
ISBN : 9780375412622
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of America's most admired TV anchors gives us an intimate chronicle of the final year of the twentieth century. In this engrossing narrative, a national bestseller, are all the most significant matters of that year--from Bill Clinton’s impeachment to Columbine, from the war in Kosovo to Y2K and the mass-marketing of Viagra. Here are the people who made the news--from Slobodan Milosevic to Hillary Rodham Clinton to Michael Jordan to John F. Kennedy Jr. The events of 1999 anticipate so many of the on-going challenges America faces today that Koppel’s account feels entirely prescient. Koppel's book moves on yet another level as events trigger memories of his own past, providing a more personal resonance to his telling of the history we all share. He takes us back to the England in which he lived until he was thirteen. He revisits his powerful experiences as an interviewer investigating prison abuses and probing the violence in our schools. He discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the media; he talks about racial intolerance, about brutality toward gay people, about the absence of political leadership. He also examines such cultural phenomena as our obsession with celebrity and the impact of great theater and overhyped movies. Here is the voice we knew so well from Nightline--intelligent, curious, opinionated, witty, concerned--reminding us in entertaining and thought-provoking ways that even the most public events reverberate in our private lives.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Dark Territory

Author : Fred Kaplan
ISBN : 9781476763262
Genre : Computers
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Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.
Category: Computers

Lights Out

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ISBN : 1522919589
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" The more I looked into it, the more I came to the conclusion that the federal and state governments have done little or nothing to prepare for anything other than the natural disasters we experience every year and that a cyberattack would potentially be far, far worse." - Ted Koppel ****Get the whole book, in a 30 minute short read!**** Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath (Summary, Analysis and Key Points) Buy Now: Only $5.95 (Regular Price: $7.99) Read This Book: Buy now and have this short read book instantly delivered to your reading device. ---- This book, a supplement to "Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath," is intended to enhance the experience of the reading of the original book. We suggest additionally purchasing the full version of this book on Amazon. Introduction A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath sees veteran news anchor Ted Koppel makes it very clear that America, as a nation, is not adequately prepared for an attack on the power grid. Because of this, as many as three million "preppers," are preparing themselves for this potentially catastrophic event. One of our most respected journalists looks into how this effects the the nation and explores what can and should be done. -- SummaReads Features Chapter Summaries - Clear, concise and easy to understand descriptions, key concepts and important details. Chapter Key Takeaways and Points - The most important concepts of each chapter containing at least four specific bullet points. -- Advantages With SummaReads *Spend less time reading and more time enjoying and understanding your favorite books. *Discover important detailed analysis you may have missed the first time. *Learn key concepts in simple and efficient manner. *Use as a "cheat sheet" and reference to quickly access important information. *Focus on critical information and eliminate unnecessary details. *Can be used as an effective study aid.
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Reductionism In Art And Brain Science

Author : Eric R Kandel
ISBN : 9780231542081
Genre : Science
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Can science and art find common ground? Are scientific and artistic quests mutually exclusive? In this new book, neuroscientist Eric Kandel, whose interests span the fields of science and art, explores how reductionism—the distillation of larger scientific or aesthetic concepts into smaller, more tractable ideas—has been used by scientists and artists alike to pursue their respective truths. Their common use of reductionist strategies demonstrates how science can inform the way we experience a work of art and seek to understand its meaning. Kandel draws on his Nobel Prize-winning work studying the neurobiological underpinnings of learning and memory in the humble sea slug, whose simple brain helps illuminate the complex workings of higher animal minds. He extends these findings to the complexities of human perception, which uses bottom-up sensory and top-down cognitive functions to perceive the world and to appreciate and understand works of art. At the heart of this book is an elegant elucidation of the pivotal contribution of reductionism to modern art’s extraordinary evolution and to its role in a monumental shift in artistic perspective. Reductionism was a driving force in the transition from figurative art to the first explorations of abstract art in the works of Turner, Monet, Kandinsky, Schoenberg, and Mondrian. Kandel explains how the New York School of Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko, Louis, Turrell, and Flavin arrived at their particular forms of abstract expressionism in the postwar era, and concludes with Katz, Warhol, Close, and Sandback, who built upon the advances of the New York School to reimagine figurative and minimal art. Featuring captivating drawings of the brain alongside full-color reproductions of modern art masterpieces, this book brings science and art into closer relation.
Category: Science

Lights Out

Author : David Crawford
ISBN : 0615427359
Genre : Survival
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"... Chronicles the challenges of Mark "Karate Man" Turner when the lights go out over most of the free world. He must find in himself the ability to unite his family, friends, and neighbors if any of them are to survive the harsh reality that everyday life becomes when the veneer of civilization is stripped away"--From publisher description.
Category: Survival

One Second After

Author : William R. Forstchen
ISBN : 1429922060
Genre : Fiction
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New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end. The John Matherson Series #1 One Second After #2 One Year After #3 The Final Day (forthcoming) Other Books Pillar to the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Lights Out A Cyberattack A Nation Unprepared Surviving The Aftermath By Ted Koppel

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ISBN : 1520833113
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You Need To Read This Book because this will help you dive deeper into the world of Ted Koppel. Emmy and Peabody Award Winner Ted Koppel offers an investigative insight into the threat of a cyberattack on the United States' power grid. Lights Out provides input from national and industry experts, as well as local community members as to our awareness of and preparedness for a uniquely unpredictable form of attack in the Internet age. This summary serves as an accompaniment to Lights Out and offers insights to help you enjoy and understand this book. Inside, you'll find helpful information on: The Author's Background Cultural Context Plot Summary Title Significance Themes and Focus Points Writing Style and Structure Questions for Discussion Significant Quotes Disclaimer: This book serves as an accompaniment to the bestseller Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath by Ted Koppel. It is meant to broaden the reader's understanding of the book and to offer some insights which can easily be overlooked. You should order a copy of the actual book before reading this.
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