iGen Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

iGen


  • Author : Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-08-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501152023

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iGen Book Description :

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation. With generational divides wider than ever, parents, educators, and employers have an urgent need to understand today’s rising generation of teens and young adults. Born in the mid-1990s up to the mid-2000s, iGen is the first generation to spend their entire adolescence in the age of the smartphone. With social media and texting replacing other activities, iGen spends less time with their friends in person—perhaps contributing to their unprecedented levels of anxiety, depression, and loneliness. But technology is not the only thing that makes iGen distinct from every generation before them; they are also different in how they spend their time, how they behave, and in their attitudes toward religion, sexuality, and politics. They socialize in completely new ways, reject once sacred social taboos, and want different things from their lives and careers. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. With the first members of iGen just graduating from college, we all need to understand them: friends and family need to look out for them; businesses must figure out how to recruit them and sell to them; colleges and universities must know how to educate and guide them. And members of iGen also need to understand themselves as they communicate with their elders and explain their views to their older peers. Because where iGen goes, so goes our nation—and the world.

The Coddling of the American Mind Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Coddling of the American Mind


  • Author : Greg Lukianoff
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735224902

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The Coddling of the American Mind Book Description :

Something is going wrong on many college campuses in the last few years. Rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide are rising. Speakers are shouted down. Students and professors say they are walking on eggshells and afraid to speak honestly. How did this happen? First Amendment expert Greg Lukianoff and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt show how the new problems on campus have their origins in three terrible ideas that have become increasingly woven into American childhood and education: what doesn’t kill you makes you weaker; always trust your feelings; and life is a battle between good people and evil people. These three Great Untruths are incompatible with basic psychological principles, as well as ancient wisdom from many cultures. They interfere with healthy development. Anyone who embraces these untruths—and the resulting culture of safetyism—is less likely to become an autonomous adult able to navigate the bumpy road of life. Lukianoff and Haidt investigate the many social trends that have intersected to produce these untruths. They situate the conflicts on campus in the context of America’s rapidly rising political polarization, including a rise in hate crimes and off-campus provocation. They explore changes in childhood including the rise of fearful parenting, the decline of unsupervised play, and the new world of social media that has engulfed teenagers in the last decade. This is a book for anyone who is confused by what is happening on college campuses today, or has children, or is concerned about the growing inability of Americans to live, work, and cooperate across party lines.

Kids These Days Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Kids These Days


  • Author : Malcolm Harris
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316510875

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Kids These Days Book Description :

In Kids These Days, early Wall Street occupier Malcolm Harris gets real about why the Millennial generation has been wrongly stereotyped, and dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up. Millennials have been stereotyped as lazy, entitled, narcissistic, and immature. We've gotten so used to sloppy generational analysis filled with dumb clichés about young people that we've lost sight of what really unites Millennials. Namely: We are the most educated and hardworking generation in American history. We poured historic and insane amounts of time and money into preparing ourselves for the 21st-century labor market. We have been taught to consider working for free (homework, internships) a privilege for our own benefit. We are poorer, more medicated, and more precariously employed than our parents, grandparents, even our great grandparents, with less of a social safety net to boot. Kids These Days is about why. In brilliant, crackling prose, early Wall Street occupier Malcolm Harris gets mercilessly real about our maligned birth cohort. Examining trends like runaway student debt, the rise of the intern, mass incarceration, social media, and more, Harris gives us a portrait of what it means to be young in America today that will wake you up and piss you off. Millennials were the first generation raised explicitly as investments, Harris argues, and in Kids These Days he dares us to confront and take charge of the consequences now that we are grown up.

Generation Me Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Generation Me


  • Author : Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743276986

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Generation Me Book Description :

Draws on more than a decade of research to identify the challenges being faced by today's young adults, offering insight into how unprecedented levels of competitiveness, economic imbalances, and changes in sexual dynamics are resulting in higher incidences of life dissatisfaction and psychological turmoil. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Blink Book
Score: 3.5
From 3,946 Ratings

Blink


  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Release Date : 2007-04-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0316005045

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Blink Book Description :

The landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making -- from #1 bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant--in the blink of an eye--that actually aren't as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work--in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others? In Blink we meet the psychologist who has learned to predict whether a marriage will last, based on a few minutes of observing a couple; the tennis coach who knows when a player will double-fault before the racket even makes contact with the ball; the antiquities experts who recognize a fake at a glance. Here, too, are great failures of "blink": the election of Warren Harding; "New Coke"; and the shooting of Amadou Diallo by police. Blink reveals that great decision makers aren't those who process the most information or spend the most time deliberating, but those who have perfected the art of "thin-slicing"--filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number of variables.

Radical Media Ethics Book

Radical Media Ethics


  • Author : Stephen J. A. Ward
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-06-22
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118477588

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Radical Media Ethics Book Description :

"Provides guiding principles and values for practising responsible global media ethics"--

The Narcissism Epidemic Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Narcissism Epidemic


  • Author : Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-04-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416575993

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The Narcissism Epidemic Book Description :

Citing a rise in such factors as cosmetic surgery, status-related debt and misrepresented Facebook profiles, a cautionary report on the increase of unhealthy ego-related behaviors examines its actual cost to families, organizations and societies. By the author of Generation Me.

The Impatient Woman s Guide to Getting Pregnant Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Impatient Woman s Guide to Getting Pregnant


  • Author : Jean M. Twenge
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-04-17
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451620719

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The Impatient Woman s Guide to Getting Pregnant Book Description :

Comforting and intimate, this “girlfriend” guide to getting pregnant gets to the heart of all the emotional issues around having children—biological pressure, in-law pressures, greater social pressures—to support women who are considering getting pregnant. Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is a complete guide to the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a good friend who’s been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge has been through it all—the mother of three young children, she started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge amount of information—sometimes contradictory, frequently alarmist, and often discouraging— that she encountered online, from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the latest studies to find out the real story. The good news is: There is a lot less to worry about than you’ve been led to believe. Dr. Twenge gets to the heart of the emotional issues around getting pregnant, including how to prepare mentally and physically when thinking about conceiving; how to talk about it with family, friends, and your partner; and how to handle the great sadness of a miscarriage. Also covered is how to know when you’re ovulating, when to have sex, timing your pregnancy, maximizing your chances of getting pregnant, how to tilt the odds toward having a boy or a girl, and the best prenatal diet. Trying to conceive often involves an enormous amount of emotion, from anxiety and disappointment to hope and joy. With comfort, humor, and straightforward advice, The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is the bedside companion to help you through it.

The Lady from the Black Lagoon Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Lady from the Black Lagoon


  • Author : Mallory O'Meara
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781488098741

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The Lady from the Black Lagoon Book Description :

The Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Tor.com Most Anticipated Book of 2019 A PureWow “Book We Can’t Wait to Read in 2019” A Bustle Nonfiction Book Coming Out In 2019 To Start Getting Excited About The Lady from the Black Lagoon uncovers the life and work of Milicent Patrick—one of Disney’s first female animators and the only woman in history to create one of Hollywood’s classic movie monsters As a teenager, Mallory O’Meara was thrilled to discover that one of her favorite movies, Creature from the Black Lagoon, featured a monster designed by a woman, Milicent Patrick. But for someone who should have been hailed as a pioneer in the genre, there was little information available. For, as O’Meara soon discovered, Patrick’s contribution had been claimed by a jealous male colleague, her career had been cut short and she soon after had disappeared from film history. No one even knew if she was still alive. As a young woman working in the horror film industry, O’Meara set out to right the wrong, and in the process discovered the full, fascinating story of an ambitious, artistic woman ahead of her time. Patrick’s contribution to special effects proved to be just the latest chapter in a remarkable, unconventional life, from her youth growing up in the shadow of Hearst Castle, to her career as one of Disney’s first female animators. And at last, O’Meara discovered what really had happened to Patrick after The Creature’s success, and where she went. A true-life detective story and a celebration of a forgotten feminist trailblazer, Mallory O’Meara’s The Lady from the Black Lagoon establishes Patrick in her rightful place in film history while calling out a Hollywood culture where little has changed since.

The Stars in Our Eyes Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Stars in Our Eyes


  • Author : Julie Klam
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-07-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101611180

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The Stars in Our Eyes Book Description :

From bestselling author Julie Klam comes a lively and engaging exploration of celebrity: why celebrities fascinate us, what it means to be famous today, and why celebrities are so important. “When I was young I was convinced celebrities could save me,” Julie Klam admits in The Stars in Our Eyes, her funny and personal exploration of fame and celebrity. As she did for subjects as wide-ranging as dogs, mothers, and friendship, Klam brings her infectious curiosity and crackling wit to the topic of celebrity. As she admits, “I’ve always been enamored with celebrities,” be they movie stars, baseball players, TV actors, and now Internet sensations. “They are the us we want to be.” Celebrities today have a global presence and can be, Klam writes, “some girl on Instagram who does nude yoga and has 3.5 million followers and a Korean rapper who posts his videos that are viewed millions of times.” In The Stars in Our Eyes, Klam examines this phenomenon. She delves deep into what makes someone a celebrity, explains why we care about celebrities more than ever, and uncovers the bargains they make with the public and the burdens they bear to sustain this status. The result is an engaging, astute, and eye-opening look into celebrity that reveals the truths about fame as it elucidates why it’s such an important part of life today.

Born Digital Book

Born Digital


  • Author : John Palfrey
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465094158

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Born Digital Book Description :

The first generation of ÒDigital NativesÓÑchildren who were born into and raised in the digital worldÑare coming of age, and soon our world will be reshaped in their image. Our economy, our politics, our culture, and even the shape of our family life will be forever transformed. But who are these Digital Natives? And what is the world theyÕre creating going to look like? In Born Digital, leading Internet and technology experts John Palfrey and Urs Gasser offer a sociological portrait of these young people, who can seem, even to those merely a generation older, both extraordinarily sophisticated and strangely narrow. Exploring a broad range of issues, from the highly philosophical to the purely practical, Born Digital will be essential reading for parents, teachers, and the myriad of confused adults who want to understand the digital presentÑand shape the digital future.

Digital Minimalism Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Digital Minimalism


  • Author : Cal Newport
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525536543

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Digital Minimalism Book Description :

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller "Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, Vox Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction. Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions. Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, redisco

Contemporary Comics Storytelling Book

Contemporary Comics Storytelling


  • Author : Karin Kukkonen
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-17
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496209085

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Contemporary Comics Storytelling Book Description :

What if fairy-tale characters lived in New York City? What if a superhero knew he was a fictional character? What if you could dispense your own justice with one hundred untraceable bullets? These are the questions asked and answered in the course of the challenging storytelling in Fables, Tom Strong, and 100 Bullets, the three twenty-first-century comics series that Karin Kukkonen considers in depth in her exploration of how and why the storytelling in comics is more than merely entertaining. Applying a cognitive approach to reading comics in all their narrative richness and intricacy, Contemporary Comics Storytelling opens an intriguing perspective on how these works engage the legacy of postmodernism--its subversion, self-reflexivity, and moral contingency. Its three case studies trace how contemporary comics tie into deep traditions of visual and verbal storytelling, how they reevaluate their own status as fiction, and how the fictional minds of their characters generate complex ethical thought experiments. At a time when the medium is taken more and more seriously as intricate and compelling literary art, this book lays the groundwork for an analysis of the ways in which comics challenge and engage readers' minds. It brings together comics studies with narratology and literary criticism and, in so doing, provides a new set of tools for evaluating the graphic novel as an emergent literary form.

The Stressed Years of Their Lives Book

The Stressed Years of Their Lives


  • Author : Dr. B. Janet Hibbs
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250113160

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The Stressed Years of Their Lives Book Description :

From two leading child and adolescent mental health experts comes a guide for the parents of every college and college-bound student who want to know what’s normal mental health and behavior, what’s not, and how to intervene before it’s too late. “The title says it all...Chock full of practical tools, resources and the wisdom that comes with years of experience, The Stressed Years of their Lives is destined to become a well-thumbed handbook to help families cope with this modern age of anxiety.” —Brigid Schulte, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of Overwhelmed and director of the Better Life Lab at New America All parenting is in preparation for letting go. However, the paradox of parenting is that the more we learn about late adolescent development and risk, the more frightened we become for our children, and the more we want to stay involved in their lives. This becomes particularly necessary, and also particularly challenging, in mid- to late adolescence, the years just before and after students head off to college. These years coincide with the emergence of many mood disorders and other mental health issues. When family psychologist Dr. B. Janet Hibbs's own son came home from college mired in a dangerous depressive spiral, she turned to Dr. Anthony Rostain. Dr. Rostain has a secret superpower: he understands the arcane rules governing privacy and parental involvement in students’ mental health care on college campuses, the same rules that sometimes hold parents back from getting good care for their kids. Now, these two doctors have combined their expertise to corral the crucial emotional skills and lessons that every parent and student can learn for a successful launch from home to college.

The Art of Doing Book

The Art of Doing


  • Author : Camille Sweeney
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-01-29
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101602812

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The Art of Doing Book Description :

What really separates the best from the rest? We all know that it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more—but what? The Art of Doing asks today’s most successful celebrities, businessmen, and iconoclastic achievers, “How do you succeed at what you do?” Illuminating, surprising, and profoundly inspiring, interviewees include: • 30 Rock Star Alec Baldwin • Baseball Legend Yogi Berra • Actor Laura Linney • Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh • Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan • Opera Diva Anna Netrebko • Indy Champ Helio Castroneves • Foodie God David Chang • High Wire Artist Philippe Petit • Funk Master George Clinton • Bestselling Writer Steven Dubner • Tennis Icon Martina Navratilova • Puzzle Master Will Shortz • Style Guru Simon Doonan • Indie Rock Band OKGo • Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings • Business Guru Guy Kawasaki • Photojournalist Lynsey Addario • Blogger Mark Fraunfelder • Alien Hunter Jill Tarter • Visionary Vintner Randall Grahm • Startup King Bill Gross • Activist Connie Rice • Erotic Filmmaker Candida Royalle • Tabloid Editor Barry Levine • Country Musician Ray Benson • Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner • Online Love Experts OKCupid • Inspiring Teacher Erin Gruwell • Neuroscientist Richard Restak • Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal • Master Hunter Chad Schearer • Broadway Producer Marc Routh • Reputation Fixer Mike Sitrick • Ballpark Designer Joe Spear • Circumnavigator Jessica Watson

Monopolizing Knowledge Book

Monopolizing Knowledge


  • Author : Ian Hutchinson
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2011-07-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780983702306

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Monopolizing Knowledge Book Description :

Can real knowledge be found other than by science? In this unique approach to understanding today's culture wars, an MIT physicist answers emphatically yes. He shows how scientism --- the view that science is all the knowledge there is --- suffocates reason as well as religion. Tracing the history of scientism and its frequent confusion with science, Hutchinson explains what makes modern science so persuasive and powerful, but restricts its scope. Recognizing science's limitations, and properly identifying what we call nature, liberates both science and non-scientific knowledge.

Olive  Again Book
Score: 4.5
From 44 Ratings

Olive Again


  • Author : Elizabeth Strout
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: FICTION
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812996548

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Olive Again Book Description :

A New York Times-bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, who struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine.

Millennials Rising Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Millennials Rising


  • Author : Neil Howe
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-01-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307557940

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Millennials Rising Book Description :

By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, an incisive, in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982. In this remarkable account, certain to stir the interest of educators, counselors, parents, and people in all types of business as well as young people themselves, Neil Howe and William Strauss provide the definitive analysis of a powerful generation: the Millennials. Having looked at oceans of data, taken their own polls, talked to hundreds of kids, parents, and teachers, and reflected on the rhythms of history, Howe and Strauss explain how Millennials have turned out to be so dramatically different from Xers and boomers. Millennials Rising provides a fascinating narrative of America's next great generation.

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Slow Reading in a Hurried Age


  • Author : David Mikics
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674728325

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Slow Reading in a Hurried Age Book Description :

Reading, David Mikics says, should not be drudgery, and not mere information-gathering or escape either, but a way to live life at a higher pitch. Slow Reading in a Hurried Age is a practical guide for anyone who yearns for a more meaningful, satisfying reading experience, as well as sharper reading skills and improved concentration.

Ultra Capacitors in Power Conversion Systems Book

Ultra Capacitors in Power Conversion Systems


  • Author : Petar J. Grbovic
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-10-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118694251

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Ultra Capacitors in Power Conversion Systems Book Description :

Ultra-capacitors, used as short-term energy storage devices, aregrowing in popularity especially in the transportation andrenewable energy sectors. This text provides an up-to-date andcomprehensive analysis of ultra-capacitor theory, modeling andmodule design from an application perspective, focusing on thepractical aspects of power conversion and ultra-capacitorintegration with power electronics systems. Key features: clearly explains the theoretical and practical aspects ofultra-capacitor, analysis, modelling and design describes different power conversion applications such asvariable speed drives, renewable energy systems, traction, powerquality, diesel electric hybrid applications provides detailed guidelines for the design and selection ofultra-capacitor modules and interface dc-dc converters includes end-of-chapter exercises and design examples This is an essential reference for power electronics engineersand professionals wanting to expand their knowledge of advancedultra-capacitor energy storage devices and their application inpower conversion. It is also a valuable resource forindustrial design engineers as well as academics and advancedstudents in power electronics who want to develop theirunderstanding about this highly topical subject.