From #1 bestselling author John Green and now a major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Laura Dern! “The greatest romance story of this decade.″ —Entertainment Weekly #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. From John Green, #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars is insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw. It brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Author ,
Isbn 1101569182
Genre Young Adult Fiction
Year 2012-01-10
Pages 336
Language English
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In a moment of self-absorption, Clara Purdy's life takes a sharp left turn when she crashes into a beat-up car carrying an itinerant family of six. The Gage family had been travelling to a new life in Fort McMurray, but bruises on the mother, Lorraine, prove to be late-stage cancer rather than remnants of the accident. Recognizing their need as her responsibility, Clara tries to do the right thing and moves the children, husband, and horrible grandmother into her own house--then has to cope with the consequences of practical goodness. What, exactly, does it mean to be good? When is sacrifice merely selfishness? What do we owe in this life and what do we deserve? Marina Endicott looks at life and death through the compassionate lens of a born novelist: being good, being at fault, and finding some balance on the precipice.

Author Marina Endicott
Isbn 0385680201
Genre Fiction
Year 2013-06-04
Pages 400
Language English
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While millions of Angelenos go about their daily lives unaware of the seismological danger that lurks beneath, Cal Stover, a dedicated geologist from US Geological Survey, uncovers the threat that could trigger disaster for all. When he is found murdered near a gold mine next to the San Andreas Fault, the police suspect a connection between the mine and his untimely death. Cal’s friend and colleague, Alex Demurjian, a local geology professor, and Kiraz Karahan, an alluring lecturer from Istanbul, are unexpectedly thrown together. Through an intuitive sensitivity, she discovers when the Fault will slip. Can they save Greater Los Angeles from the impending peril? Will Cal’s killer be caught? Along the way Alex and Kiraz experience not only the reconciliation of their ancestral past, but discover one another

Author Alden Studebaker
Isbn 9781463440008
Genre Fiction
Year 2011-08-10
Pages 272
Language English
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Author G Whiz
Isbn 1498962858
Genre ,
Year 2014-05-21
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In recent years, control systems have become more sophisticatedin order to meet increased performance and safety requirements formodern technological systems. Engineers are becoming more awarethat conventional feedback control design for a complex system mayresult in unsatisfactory performance, or even instability, in theevent of malfunctions in actuators, sensors or other systemcomponents. In order to circumvent such weaknesses, new approachesto control system design have emerged which can tolerate componentmalfunctions while maintaining acceptable stability andperformance. These types of control systems are often known asfault-tolerant control systems (FTCS). More precisely, FTCS arecontrol systems which possess the ability to accommodate componentfailure automatically. Analysis and Synthesis of Fault-Tolerant Control Systemscomprehensively covers the analysis and synthesis methods of faulttolerant control systems. It unifies the methods for developingcontrollers and filters for a wide class of dynamical systems andreports on the recent technical advances in design methodologies.MATLAB® is used throughout the book, to demonstrate methods ofanalysis and design. Key features: • Provides advanced theoretical methods and typicalpractical applications • Provides access to a spectrum of control design methodsapplied to industrial systems • Includes case studies and illustrative examples • Contains end-of-chapter problems Analysis and Synthesis of Fault-Tolerant Control Systemsis a comprehensive reference for researchers and practitionersworking in this area, and is also a valuable source of informationfor graduates and senior undergraduates in control, mechanical,aerospace, electrical and mechatronics engineering departments.

Author Magdi S. Mahmoud,Yuanqing Xia
Isbn 111870035X
Genre Technology & Engineering
Year 2013-10-28
Pages 480
Language English
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An award-winning writer travels the eastern front of Europe, where the push/pull between old empires and new possibilities has never been more evident. Paolo Rumiz traces the path that has twice cut Europe in two—first by the Iron Curtain and then by the artificial scaffolding of the EU—moving through vibrant cities and abandoned villages, some places still gloomy under the ghost of these imposing borders, some that have sought to erase all memory of it and jump with both feet into the West (if only the West would have them). In The Fault Line, he is a sublime and lively guide through these unfamiliar landscapes, piecing together an atlas that has been erased by modern states, delighting in the discovery of communities that were once engulfed by geopolitics then all but forgotten, until now.The farther south he goes, the more he feels he is traveling not along some abandoned Eastern frontier, but right in the middle of things: Mitteleuropa wasn’t to be found in Viennese cafés but much farther east, beyond even Budapest and Warsaw. As in Ukraine, these remain places in flux, where the political and cultural values of the East and West have stared each other down for centuries. Rumiz gives a human face not just to what the Cold War left behind but to the ancient ties of empire and ethnicity that are still at the root of modern politics in flash-point areas such as this.

Author Paolo Rumiz
Isbn 0847845451
Genre History
Year 2015-03-03
Pages 256
Language English
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The Fault Lines of Empire is a fascinating comparative study of two communities in the early modern British Empire--one in Massachusetts, the other in Nova Scotia. Elizabeth Mancke focuses on these two locations to examine how British attempts at reforming their empire impacted the development of divergent political customs in the United States and Canada.

Author Elizabeth Mancke
Isbn 113593066X
Genre History
Year 2005-07-08
Pages 226
Language English
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For the editors of this book, as well as for many other researchers in the area of fault-tolerant computing, Dr. William Caswell Carter is one of the key figures in the formation and development of this important field. We felt that the IFIP Working Group 10.4 at Baden, Austria, in June 1986, which coincided with an important step in Bill's career, was an appropriate occasion to honor Bill's contributions and achievements by organizing a one day "Symposium on the Evolution of Fault-Tolerant Computing" in the honor of William C. Carter. The Symposium, held on June 30, 1986, brought together a group of eminent scientists from all over the world to discuss the evolu tion, the state of the art, and the future perspectives of the field of fault-tolerant computing. Historic developments in academia and industry were presented by individuals who themselves have actively been involved in bringing them about. The Symposium proved to be a unique historic event and these Proceedings, which contain the final versions of the papers presented at Baden, are an authentic reference document.

Author A. Avizienis,H. Kopetz,J.C. Laprie
Isbn 3709188717
Genre Computers
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 465
Language English
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This book reports on various techniques for fault location on cross bonded cables, identifies the best method and describes the construction of a full fault locator system. The developed system is able of pinpointing the fault location on long cross-bonded cable systems and will be installed in Danish substations for monitoring the coming cable-based transmission grid. The work was conducted as part of a collaborative project between the department of energy technology at Aalborg University and the Danish transmission system operator for electricity and natural gas, Energinet.dk.

Author Christian Flytkjær Jensen
Isbn 3319053981
Genre Technology & Engineering
Year 2014-03-19
Pages 221
Language English
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Yeo's work examines the laws of England, Australia and India pertaining to the fault elements required for the crimes of murder and manslaughter. It contends that the Indian laws are superior and suggests a set of draft provisions which could comprise a viable model for reform of the English and Australian laws. The work is directly relevant to issues being considered in the development of the Model Criminal Code.

Author Stanley Meng Heong Yeo
Isbn 9781862872752
Genre Criminal liability
Year 1997
Pages 312
Language English
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Fault Diagnosis and Sustainable Control of Wind Turbines: Robust Data-Driven and Model-Based Strategies discusses the development of reliable and robust fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant (‘sustainable’) control schemes by means of data-driven and model-based approaches. These strategies are able to cope with unknown nonlinear systems and noisy measurements. The book also discusses simpler solutions relying on data-driven and model-based methodologies, which are key when on-line implementations are considered for the proposed schemes. The book targets both professional engineers working in industry and researchers in academic and scientific institutions. In order to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of wind turbine systems, thus avoiding expensive unplanned maintenance, the accommodation of faults in their early occurrence is fundamental. To highlight the potential of the proposed methods in real applications, hardware–in–the–loop test facilities (representing realistic wind turbine systems) are considered to analyze the digital implementation of the designed solutions. The achieved results show that the developed schemes are able to maintain the desired performances, thus validating their reliability and viability in real-time implementations. Different groups of readers—ranging from industrial engineers wishing to gain insight into the applications' potential of new fault diagnosis and sustainable control methods, to the academic control community looking for new problems to tackle—will find much to learn from this work. Provides wind turbine models with varying complexity, as well as the solutions proposed and developed by the authors Addresses in detail the design, development and realistic implementation of fault diagnosis and fault tolerant control strategies for wind turbine systems Addresses the development of sustainable control solutions that, in general, do not require the introduction of further or redundant measurements Proposes active fault tolerant ('sustainable') solutions that are able to maintain the wind turbine working conditions with gracefully degraded performance before required maintenance can occur Presents full coverage of the diagnosis and fault tolerant control problem, starting from the modeling and identification and finishing with diagnosis and fault tolerant control approaches Provides MATLAB and Simulink codes for the solutions proposed

Author Silvio Simani,Saverio Farsoni
Isbn 0128129859
Genre Technology & Engineering
Year 2018-01-02
Pages 228
Language English
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April 18, 1906 – A huge earthquake rocks San Francisco and Templeton Morehouse fears her husband is lost forever. A powerful and compelling story from USA Today bestselling author Bette Lee Crosby Chances were a million to one that a girl born and raised in Philadelphia would encounter a stranger from California on the trolley and fall madly in love, but that’s what happened. Templeton was not only taken with John Morehouse, but also with his tales of life in San Francisco. As an aspiring fashion designer, the dazzle of a city called the Paris of the West, with its towering department stores and European couture was too much to resist. Despite her family’s objections, she and John are married and, on their way back to California, before the month is out. To ease the heartbreak of such a move, Templeton promises her family that they will return for a visit every summer. She fully intends to keep that promise, but as her fashions gain popularity, the business grows increasingly more demanding. The trips back to Philadelphia become less frequent and she makes foolish choices she will come to regret. Now, when she is on the verge of having everything she’s ever wanted, a devastating earthquake has torn across San Francisco and she awakes to discover the father of her baby is missing. With the city in flames, Templeton’s daddy leaves Philadelphia and sets out in search of his son-in-law. He’s too old for such a trip and ill-equipped for the challenges he will encounter, but he’s the only hope of saving his daughter’s happiness. Lines of communication are down and the city in shambles, so the only thing Templeton can do is pray she doesn’t lose both her daddy and her husband.

Author Bette Lee Crosby
Isbn 0998106747
Genre Fiction
Year 2021-10-05
Pages N.A
Language English
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Fault-Tolerant Attitude Control of Spacecraft presents the fundamentals of spacecraft fault-tolerant attitude control systems, along with the most recent research and advanced, nonlinear control techniques. This book gives researchers a self-contained guide to the complex tasks of envisaging, designing, implementing and experimenting by presenting designs for integrated modeling, dynamics, fault-tolerant attitude control, and fault reconstruction for spacecraft. Specifically, the book gives a full literature review and presents preliminaries and mathematical models, robust fault-tolerant attitude control, fault-tolerant attitude control with actuator saturation, velocity-free fault tolerant attitude control, finite-time fault-tolerant attitude tracking control, and active fault-tolerant attitude contour. Finally, the book looks at the future of this interesting topic, offering readers a one-stop solution for those working on fault-tolerant attitude control for spacecraft. Presents the fundamentals of fault-tolerant attitude control systems for spacecraft in one practical solution Gives the latest research and thinking on nonlinear attitude control, fault tolerant control, and reliable attitude control Brings together concepts in fault control theory, fault diagnosis, and attitude control for spacecraft Covers advances in theory, technological aspects, and applications in spacecraft Presents detailed numerical and simulation results to assist engineers Offers a clear, systematic reference on fault-tolerant control and attitude control for spacecraft

Author Qinglei Hu,Bing Xiao,Bo Li,Youmin Zhang
Isbn 0323901247
Genre Technology & Engineering
Year 2021-06-25
Pages 304
Language English
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Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of space application oriented fault tolerance techniques • Experienced expert author working on fault tolerance for Chinese space program for almost three decades • Initiatively provides a systematic texts for the cutting-edge fault tolerance techniques in spacecraft control computer, with emphasis on practical engineering knowledge • Presents fundamental and advanced theories and technologies in a logical and easy-to-understand manner • Beneficial to readers inside and outside the area of space applications

Author Mengfei Yang,Gengxin Hua,Yanjun Feng,Jian Gong
Isbn 1119107415
Genre Computers
Year 2017-01-23
Pages 344
Language English
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The scene of " At Fault " is laid in Louisiana , and the creole dialect used by Thérèse and her friends is much more agreeable than the slang indulged in by the wealthy St . Louis women. The tale has a somewhat pleasant flavor, and the local color seems to be well preserved. The story ends happily in the orthodox fashion.

Author Kate Chopin
Isbn 3849658848
Genre Fiction
Year 2020-10-12
Pages 296
Language English
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This book concentrates on the subject of health monitoring technology of Liquid Rocket Engine (LRE), including its failure analysis, fault diagnosis and fault prediction. Since no similar issue has been published, the failure pattern and mechanism analysis of the LRE from the system stage are of particular interest to the readers. Furthermore, application cases used to validate the efficacy of the fault diagnosis and prediction methods of the LRE are different from the others. The readers can learn the system stage modeling, analyzing and testing methods of the LRE system as well as corresponding fault diagnosis and prediction methods. This book will benefit researchers and students who are pursuing aerospace technology, fault detection, diagnostics and corresponding applications.

Author Wei Zhang
Isbn 3662492547
Genre Technology & Engineering
Year 2016-05-25
Pages 401
Language English
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Dieses Buch enthält die Beiträge der 4. GI/ITG/GMA-Fachtagung über Fehlertolerierende Rechensysteme, die im September 1989 in einer Reihe von Tagungen in München 1982, Bonn 1984 sowie Bremerhaven 1987 veranstaltet wurde. Die 31 Beiträge, darunter 4 eingeladene, sind teils in deutscher, überwiegend aber in englischer Sprache verfa€t. Insgesamt wird durch diese Beiträge die Entwicklung der Konzeption und Implementierung fehlertoleranter Systeme in den letzten zwei Jahren vor allem in Europa dokumentiert. Sämtliche Beiträge berichten über neue Forschungs- oder Entwicklungsergebnisse.

Author Winfried Görke,Holger Sörensen
Isbn 3642750028
Genre Computers
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 390
Language English
File format PDF