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Experiments with Power

Author : J. Brent Crosson
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In 2011, Trinidad declared a state of emergency. This massive state intervention lasted for 108 days and led to the rounding up of over 7,000 people in areas the state deemed “crime hot spots.” The government justified this action and subsequent police violence on the grounds that these measures were restoring “the rule of law.” In this milieu of expanded policing powers, protests occasioned by police violence against lower-class black people have often garnered little sympathy. But in an improbable turn of events, six officers involved in the shooting of three young people were charged with murder at the height of the state of emergency. To explain this, the host of Crime Watch, the nation’s most popular television show, alleged that there must be a special power at work: obeah. From eighteenth-century slave rebellions to contemporary responses to police brutality, Caribbean methods of problem-solving “spiritual work” have been criminalized under the label of “obeah.” Connected to a justice-making force, obeah remains a crime in many parts of the anglophone Caribbean. In Experiments with Power, J. Brent Crosson addresses the complex question of what obeah is. Redescribing obeah as “science” and “experiments,” Caribbean spiritual workers unsettle the moral and racial foundations of Western categories of religion. Based on more than a decade of conversations with spiritual workers during and after the state of emergency, this book shows how the reframing of religious practice as an experiment with power transforms conceptions of religion and law in modern nation-states.

Energy Lab for Kids

Author : Emily Hawbaker
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"Energy Lab for Kids, created for kids by a teacher, offers challenging experiments and guided discussions along with how-tos, discoveries, and pointers from prize-winning kids."--

Experiments with Electricity and Magnetism

Author : Chris Woodford
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Presents experiments with easy-to-follow instructions demonstrating the properties of electricity and magnetism, including building an electromagnet, measuring voltage and current, and experimenting with Curie points.

Rudimentary Treatise on the Power of Water as Applied to Drive Flour Mills and to Give Motion to Turbines and Other Hydrostatic Engines

Author : Joseph Glynn
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The Power of Experiments

Author : Michael Luca
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How organizations—including Google, StubHub, Airbnb, and Facebook—learn from experiments in a data-driven world. Have you logged into Facebook recently? Searched for something on Google? Chosen a movie on Netflix? If so, you've probably been an unwitting participant in a variety of experiments—also known as randomized controlled trials—designed to test the impact of different online experiences. Once an esoteric tool for academic research, the randomized controlled trial has gone mainstream. No tech company worth its salt (or its share price) would dare make major changes to its platform without first running experiments to understand how they would influence user behavior. In this book, Michael Luca and Max Bazerman explain the importance of experiments for decision making in a data-driven world. Luca and Bazerman describe the central role experiments play in the tech sector, drawing lessons and best practices from the experiences of such companies as StubHub, Alibaba, and Uber. Successful experiments can save companies money—eBay, for example, discovered how to cut $50 million from its yearly advertising budget—or bring to light something previously ignored, as when Airbnb was forced to confront rampant discrimination by its hosts. Moving beyond tech, Luca and Bazerman consider experimenting for the social good—different ways that govenments are using experiments to influence or “nudge” behavior ranging from voter apathy to school absenteeism. Experiments, they argue, are part of any leader's toolkit. With this book, readers can become part of “the experimental revolution.”

Transactions of the Federated Institution of Mining Engineers

Author : Federated Institution of Mining Engineers (Great Britain)
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North of England Institute of Mining Engineers Transactions

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Philosophy of Mysterious Agents Human and Mundane

Author : Edward Coit Rogers
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The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science

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Transactions

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American Engineer and Railroad Journal

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The History and Present State of Electricity

Author : Joseph Priestley
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My Experiments with Unleashing People Power

Author : K. K. Sinha
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Experiments with Electrical Machines Drives and Power Systems

Author : Stephen P. Tubbs
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American Journal of Education

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The American journal of education

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Orr s Circle of the Sciences

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The Civil engineer and architect s journal

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The History and Present State of Electricity with Original Experiments

Author : Joseph Priestley
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The Electrical Journal

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