The Oppenheimer Alternative

Download The Oppenheimer Alternative ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to The Oppenheimer Alternative book pdf for free now.

The Oppenheimer Alternative

Author : Robert J. Sawyer
ISBN : 1647100135
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 50.47 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 523
Read : 640

On the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb, Hugo and Nebula-winning author Robert J. Sawyer takes us back in time to revisit history...with a twist. While J. Robert Oppenheimer and his Manhattan Project team struggle to develop the A-bomb, Edward Teller wants something even more devastating: a bomb based on nuclear fusion--the mechanism that powers the sun. Teller's research leads to a terrifying discovery: by the year 2030, the sun will eject its outermost layer, destroying the entire inner solar system--including Earth. As the war ends with the use of fission bombs against Japan, Oppenheimer's team, plus Albert Einstein and Wernher von Braun, stay together--the greatest scientific geniuses from the last century racing against time to save our future. Meticulously researched and replete with real-life characters and events, The Oppenheimer Alternative is a breathtaking adventure through both real and alternate history.
Category: Fiction

Marketing Research That Pays Off

Author : William Winston
ISBN : 9781317952473
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 67.87 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 219
Read : 624

From Oreos, Jell-O, raisins, and milk to amusement parks, retail centers, ATMs, and mutual funds, the case studies presented in Marketing Research That Pays Off offer you insight into how actual companies have used market research to successfully solve marketing problems. Editor Larry Percy has collected a series of cases from consumer, service, and industrial marketing executives that provides a problem/solution look at how to address major marketing issues with marketing research. The studies presented cover such topics as communications issues, new product introduction, brand equity, brand positioning, and sales analysis. Because they represent successful applications of marketing research to challenging questions, these cases offer a number of specific lessons. Throughout, Marketing Research That Pays Off shows you how to: use the right sample for reliable data reduce the time needed for traditionally multi-phased research avoid the pitfalls of short-term effects in tracking data deal with multinational research use attitude measures to help interpret sales data involve marketing management to ensure acceptance of results make effective use of small budgets The format of each chapter allows the authors to pose a question or present a particular marketing problem and then take you step-by-step through the solution. Actual problems solved include how to improve upon a successful campaign, revitalize a failing retail center, avoid misunderstanding in conducting multinational research, use scanner data to help understand the package goods market, avoid being mislead by short-term effects in tracking data, learn what aspects of a package attract attention and what they communicate, and how to effectively reach both children and their parents with one message--all on a small budget. It is the unique problem/solution approach to marketing research that makes Marketing Research That Pays Off especially valuable to all marketing research professionals and beginner- to mid-level marketing managers. In addition, the book's easy-to-read presentation of case studies makes it approachable and useful as a companion text for classes in marketing and marketing research.
Category: Business & Economics

Oppenheimer

Author : Charles Thorpe
ISBN : 0226798488
Genre : Science
File Size : 34.37 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 437
Read : 1082

At a time when the Manhattan Project was synonymous with large-scale science, physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904–67) represented the new sociocultural power of the American intellectual. Catapulted to fame as director of the Los Alamos atomic weapons laboratory, Oppenheimer occupied a key position in the compact between science and the state that developed out of World War II. By tracing the making—and unmaking—of Oppenheimer’s wartime and postwar scientific identity, Charles Thorpe illustrates the struggles over the role of the scientist in relation to nuclear weapons, the state, and culture. A stylish intellectual biography, Oppenheimer maps out changes in the roles of scientists and intellectuals in twentieth-century America, ultimately revealing transformations in Oppenheimer’s persona that coincided with changing attitudes toward science in society. “This is an outstandingly well-researched book, a pleasure to read and distinguished by the high quality of its observations and judgments. It will be of special interest to scholars of modern history, but non-specialist readers will enjoy the clarity that Thorpe brings to common misunderstandings about his subject.”—Graham Farmelo, Times Higher Education Supplement “A fascinating new perspective. . . . Thorpe’s book provides the best perspective yet for understanding Oppenheimer’s Los Alamos years, which were critical, after all, not only to his life but, for better or worse, the history of mankind.”—Catherine Westfall, Nature
Category: Science

Private Equity Compliance

Author : Jason A. Scharfman
ISBN : 9781119479635
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 46.41 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 425
Read : 197

Develop and manage a private equity compliance program Compliance has become one of the fastest-growing areas in the private equity (PE) space. Mirroring trends from the hedge fund industry, recent surveys indicate that PE managers rank compliance as the single most challenging aspect of their business. Reports also indicate that PE compliance spending has rapidly outpaced other PE operating costs with recent estimates indicating that individual PE funds on average spend at least 15 - 20% of their operating budgets on this area. General Partners (GPs) have also significantly ramped up the hiring of private equity compliance related roles. Private Equity Compliance provides current and practical guidance on key private equity (PE) compliance challenges and trends. Packed with detailed, practical guidance on developing and managing a private equity compliance program, it offers up-to-date case studies and an analysis of critical regulatory enforcement actions on private equity funds in areas including conflict of interest, fees, expenses, LP fun raising disclosures, and valuations. • Provides real-world compliance guidance • Offers information that is tailored to the current compliance practices employed by GPs in the private equity industry. • Provides guidance on managing the compliance risks associated with cybersecurity and information technology risk • Serves as a PE-focused complement to the author's previous book, Hedge Fund Compliance If you’re a private equity investor or compliance officer looking for trusted guidance on analyzing conflicts, fees, and risks, this is one reference you can’t be without.
Category: Business & Economics

The Oppenheimer Case

Author : Charles Pelham Curtis
ISBN : IND:30000103584979
Genre : Atomic bomb
File Size : 30.56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 792
Read : 870

Category: Atomic bomb

The Great Hope For An Energy Alternative

Author : Carol Hand
ISBN : 9781435894501
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 39.72 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 175
Read : 977

Discusses the origin of energy, from the sun itself to the latest developments in laser fusion.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

J Robert Oppenheimer

Author : the late Abraham Pais
ISBN : 0199883203
Genre : Science
File Size : 90.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 809
Read : 480

The late Abraham Pais, author of the award winning biography of Albert Einstein, Subtle is the Lord, here offers an illuminating portrait of another of his eminent colleagues, J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures of modern physics. Pais introduces us to a precocious youth who sped through Harvard in three years, made signal contributions to quantum mechanics while in his twenties, and was instrumental in the growth of American physics in the decade before the Second World War, almost single-handedly bringing it to a state of prominence. He paints a revealing portrait of Oppenheimer's life in Los Alamos, where in twenty remarkable, feverish months, and under his inspired guidance, the first atomic bomb was designed and built, a success that made Oppenheimer America's most famous scientist. Pais describes Oppenheimer's long tenure as Director of the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, where the two men worked together closely. He shows not only Oppenheimer's brilliance and leadership, but also how his displays of intensity and arrogance won him powerful enemies, ones who would ultimately make him one of the principal victims of the Red Scare of the 1950s. J. Robert Oppenheimer is Abraham Pais's final work, completed after his death by Robert P. Crease, an acclaimed historian of science in his own right. Told with compassion and deep insight, it is the most comprehensive biography of the great physicist available. Anyone seeking an insider's portrait of this enigmatic man will find it indispensable.
Category: Science

Foundations Of Atlantis Ancient Astronauts And Other Alternative Pasts

Author : Jason Colavito
ISBN : 9781476619408
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 41.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 430
Read : 386

Did aliens visit ancient civilizations? Could Jesus have fathered a dynasty? Did people of the ancient world visit the Americas centuries before Columbus? The public enjoys such questions, which have spawned countless books, movies and television series, but very rarely is any actual evidence produced. According to many eager writers and television hosts, evidence for long-ago astronauts or early transatlantic voyages can be found in ancient texts. But too often sources remain obscure and some writers have altered or fabricated texts to make their case for extraterrestrials and lost civilizations. This book examines more than 130 very old texts used to make the case for Atlantis, aliens, fallen angels, the Great Flood, giants, transatlantic voyagers, ancient high technology and many other mysteries. English translations are presented with explanatory notes showing how these texts have been used and abused to make entertaining claims about prehistory.
Category: Literary Criticism

Hearing On Alternative Mortgage Instruments

Author : California. Legislature. Senate. Committee on Insurance and Financial Institutions
ISBN : UCBK:C025769060
Genre : Mortgage loans
File Size : 66.18 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 740
Read : 1140

Category: Mortgage loans

Clinical Decision Making In Complementary Alternative Medicine

Author : Matthew Leach
ISBN : 9780729579339
Genre : Medical
File Size : 48.24 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 665
Read : 587

An exceptional health resource addressing professional practice issues in complementary and alternative medicine Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine differs from other medical texts by introducing a systematic clinical framework for the practice of complementary and alternative medicine. While comparable titles may explore the use or efficacy of specific complementary and alternative medicine interventions, this indispensable textbook highlights evidence-based interventions, while helping practitioners apply them within a clinical decision making framework. Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine is a one-of-a-kind health reference for clinicians, students and educators alike. Divided into two parts – theoretical foundation and practical application – the book includes case studies on health conditions such as acne, irritable bowel syndrome and migraine. Clinical Decision Making in Complementary & Alternative Medicine is also unique in that it: • focuses on evidence-based practice while also paying attention to the underlying philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine • includes learning objectives and activities to consolidate reader knowledge and help lecturers teaching complementary and alternative medicine students • enables complementary and alternative medicine practitioners to systematically assess, diagnose, treat and evaluate client-centred health problems in accordance with the established art, science and philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine • guides practitioner thinking, assessment and care – all of which may help increase professional autonomy and accountability, improve client outcomes and quality of care, and reduce errors in decision making
Category: Medical

The Oppenheim Omnibus

Author : Edward Phillips Oppenheim
ISBN : UOM:39015011935171
Genre : Detective and mystery stories, English
File Size : 31.26 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 361
Read : 394

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Cortocircuito

Author : Dennis Oppenheim
ISBN : STANFORD:36105115304821
Genre : Art
File Size : 64.57 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 675
Read : 680

This publication through fifteen works created between 1968 and 1998 demonstrates how Oppenheim introduced new ways of defining and pursuing art. SPECIALIST
Category: Art

J Robert Oppenheimer The Cold War And The Atomic West

Author : Jon Hunner
ISBN : 9780806185774
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 25.46 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 942
Read : 1161

In 1922, the teenage son of a Jewish immigrant ventured from Manhattan to New Mexico for his health. It was the first of many trips to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, a western retreat where J. Robert Oppenheimer would eventually hold pathbreaking discussions with world-renowned scientists about atomic physics. Oppenheimer came to feel at home in the American West, and while extensive studies have been made of the man, this is the first book to explicitly link him with the region. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Cold War, and the Atomic West explores how the West influenced Oppenheimer as a scientist and as a person—and the role he played in influencing it. Jon Hunner’s concise account of Oppenheimer’s life and the emergence of an Atomic West distills a vast literature for students and general readers. In this brisk, engaging biography, the author recounts how Oppenheimer helped locate the atomic weapons research lab at Los Alamos, New Mexico, and helped establish leading physics departments at the University of California–Berkeley and Caltech. By taking part in moving atomic physics west of the Mississippi, Oppenheimer bolstered the establishment of research labs, uranium mines, nuclear reactors, and more, bringing talented people—and billions of dollars in federal contracts—to the region. Interwoven into this atomic tale are insights into the physicist’s troubled growing-up years, his marriage and family life, the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Oppenheimer’s eventual downfall. After the first atomic bomb burst over the New Mexican desert in 1945 and as the Cold War developed, the American myth of the Wild West expanded to encompass atomic sheriffs saving the world for democracy—even as powerful opponents began questioning Oppenheimer’s place in that story. Against the backdrop of the physicist’s life twining with the region’s history, Hunner explores the promise and peril of the Atomic Age.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Brotherhood Of The Bomb

Author : Gregg Herken
ISBN : 9781466851559
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 29.7 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 346
Read : 468

The fascinating story of the men who founded the nuclear age, fully told for the first time The story of the twentieth century is largely the story of the power of science and technology. Within that story is the incredible tale of the human conflict between Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller-the scientists most responsible for the advent of weapons of mass destruction. How did science-and its practitioners-enlisted in the service of the state during the Second World War, become a slave to its patron during the Cold War? The story of these three men, builders of the bombs, is fundamentally about loyalty-to country, to science, and to each other-and about the wrenching choices that had to be made when these allegiances came into conflict. Gregg Herken gives us the behind-the-scenes account based upon a decade of research, interviews, and newly released Freedom of Information Act and Russian documents. Brotherhood of the Bomb is a vital slice of American history told authoritatively-and grippingly-for the first time.
Category: Biography & Autobiography