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The Resource Lights Out, Ted Koppel, (electronic resource)

Lights Out, Ted Koppel, (electronic resource)

Label
Lights Out
Title
Lights Out
Statement of responsibility
Ted Koppel
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this tour de force of investigative reporting, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America's power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared. Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months. Tens of millions of people over several states are affected. For those without access to a generator, there is no running water, no sewage, no refrigeration or light. Food and medical supplies are dwindling. Devices we rely on have gone dark. Banks no longer function, looting is widespread, and law and order are being tested as never before. It isn't just a scenario. A well-designed attack on just one of the nation's three electric power grids could cripple much of our infrastructure--and in the age of cyberwarfare, a laptop has become the only necessary weapon. Several nations hostile to the United States could launch such an assault at any time. In fact, as a former chief scientist of the NSA reveals, China and Russia have already penetrated the grid. And a cybersecurity advisor to President Obama believes that independent actors--from "hacktivists" to terrorists--have the capability as well. "It's not a question of if," says Centcom Commander General Lloyd Austin, "it's a question of when." And yet, as Koppel makes clear, the federal government, while well prepared for natural disasters, has no plan for the aftermath of an attack on the power grid. The current Secretary of Homeland Security suggests keeping a battery-powered radio. In the absence of a government plan, some individuals and communities have taken matters into their own hands. Among the nation's estimated three million "preppers," we meet one whose doomsday retreat includes a newly excavated three-acre lake, stocked with fish, and a Wyoming homesteader so self-sufficient that he crafted the thousands of adobe bricks in his house by hand. We also see the unrivaled disaster preparedness of the Mormon church, with its enormous storehouses, high-tech dairies, orchards, and proprietary trucking company--the fruits of a long tradition of anticipating the worst. But how, Koppel asks, will ordinary civilians survive? With urgency and authority, one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
B@L
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1940 February 8-
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Koppel, Ted
Dewey number
363.11/933379320973
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
TK1025
Literary text for sound recordings
other
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Ted Koppel
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1940 February 8-
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  • Koppel, Ted
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Politics
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Nonfiction
  • Electric utilities
  • Emergency management
  • Cyberterrorism
  • Preparedness
  • Self-reliant living
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Label
Lights Out, Ted Koppel, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101888940
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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d0ca4579-5bba-4150-855e-c4df5ad116d6
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922351842
  • (OCoLC)ocn922351842
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lights Out, Ted Koppel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781101888940
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
d0ca4579-5bba-4150-855e-c4df5ad116d6
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)922351842
  • (OCoLC)ocn922351842
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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