Strobe Edge

Author: Io Sakisaka

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 215

View: 180

Ninako is thrilled that she’s in the same class as Ren for the new school year, but is their closeness due to the fact that he only sees her as a friend? Meanwhile, Ninako’s friend Sayuri faces an old flame’s ardor... Will her past love stay in the past? -- VIZ Media

Engineering Satellite-Based Navigation and Timing

Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Signals, and Receivers

Author: John W. Betz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 566

This is the first text that provides an integrated and balanced view of all satellite-based navigation and timing (satnav) systems attractive to an international readership interested not only in GPS but also other systems such as GLONASS (Russia) and Galileo (European Space Agency. It provides a comprehensive collection of systems engineering tools, consistent and current descriptions of existing and planned systems and their signals, detailed description of receiver processing techniques and their performance, and integrated introduction of special topics. Each chapter is followed by a set of review problems that are divided into theoretical (how key results in the chapter are obtained and extended), and applied (how to use the information presented in practical situations). A solutions manual will be available.

Ao Haru Ride

Author: Io Sakisaka

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 184

View: 116

The popular shojo manga series that was adapted into the Blue Spring Ride anime! Futaba Yoshioka thought all boys were loud and obnoxious until she met Kou Tanaka in junior high. But as soon as she realized she really liked him, he had already moved away because of family issues. Now, in high school, Kou has reappeared, but is he still the same boy she fell in love with? Futaba Yoshioka has encountered her first love again in high school, but he seems different from the boy she once knew. At the cultural festival, Futaba and Kou kiss by accident and then for real. Futaba is on top of the world until she sees Yui in Kou’s arms…

In the Shadow of the Oval Office

Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents They Served--From JFK to George W. Bush

Author: Ivo H. Daalder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 889

The most solemn obligation of any president is to safeguard the nation's security. But the president cannot do this alone. He needs help. In the past half century, presidents have relied on their national security advisers to provide that help. Who are these people, the powerful officials who operate in the shadow of the Oval Office, often out of public view and accountable only to the presidents who put them there? Some remain obscure even to this day. But quite a number have names that resonate far beyond the foreign policy elite: McGeorge Bundy, Henry Kissinger, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice. Ivo Daalder and Mac Destler provide the first inside look at how presidents from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush have used their national security advisers to manage America's engagements with the outside world. They paint vivid portraits of the fourteen men and one woman who have occupied the coveted office in the West Wing, detailing their very different personalities, their relations with their presidents, and their policy successes and failures. It all started with Kennedy and Bundy, the brilliant young Harvard dean who became the nation's first modern national security adviser. While Bundy served Kennedy well, he had difficulty with his successor. Lyndon Johnson needed reassurance more than advice, and Bundy wasn't always willing to give him that. Thus the basic lesson -- the president sets the tone and his aides must respond to that reality. The man who learned the lesson best was someone who operated mainly in the shadows. Brent Scowcroft was the only adviser to serve two presidents, Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. Learning from others' failures, he found the winning formula: gain the trust of colleagues, build a collaborative policy process, and stay close to the president. This formula became the gold standard -- all four national security advisers who came after him aspired to be "like Brent." The next president and national security adviser can learn not only from success, but also from failure. Rice stayed close to George W. Bush -- closer perhaps than any adviser before or since. But her closeness did not translate into running an effective policy process, as the disastrous decision to invade Iraq without a plan underscored. It would take years, and another national security aide, to persuade Bush that his Iraq policy was failing and to engineer a policy review that produced the "surge." The national security adviser has one tough job. There are ways to do it well and ways to do it badly. Daalder and Destler provide plenty of examples of both. This book is a fascinating look at the personalities and processes that shape policy and an indispensable guide to those who want to understand how to operate successfully in the shadow of the Oval Office.