The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New Yo rk City--and Determined the Future of Cities

The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New Yo rk City--and Determined the Future of Cities


"The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New Yo rk City--and Determined the Future of Cities"



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New York City, 1968. The RAND Corporation had presented an alluring proposal to a city on the brink of economic collapse: Using RAND's computer models, which had been successfully implemented in high-level military operations, the city could save millions of dollars by establishing more efficient public services. The RAND boys were the best and brightest, and bore all the sheen of modern American success. New York City, on the other hand, seemed old-fashioned, insular, and corrupt-and the new mayor was eager for outside help, especially something as innovative and infallible as "computer modeling." A deal was struck: RAND would begin its first major civilian effort with the FDNY.

Over the next decade-a time New York City firefighters would refer to as "The War Years"-a series of fires swept through the South Bronx, the Lower East Side, Harlem, and Brooklyn, gutting whole neighborhoods, killing more than two thousand people and displacing hundreds of thousands. Conventional wisdom would blame arson, but these fires were the result of something altogether different: the intentional withdrawal of fire protection from the city's poorest neighborhoods-all based on RAND's computer modeling systems.

Despite the disastrous consequences, New York City in the 1970s set the template for how a modern city functions-both literally, as RAND sold its computer models to cities across the country, and systematically, as a new wave of technocratic decision-making took hold, which persists to this day. In The Fires, Joe Flood provides an X-ray of these inner workings, using the dramatic story of a pair of mayors, an ambitious fire commissioner, and an even more ambitious think tank to illuminate the patterns and formulas that are now inextricably woven into the very fabric of contemporary urban life. The Fires is a must read for anyone curious about how a modern city works.



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Safepro Steel Abc Type Fire Extinguisher, 2 Kg, Red

Safepro Steel Abc Type Fire Extinguisher, 2 Kg, Red


"Safepro Steel Abc Type Fire Extinguisher, 2 Kg, Red"



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ABC Powder Type (Stored Pressure) Fire Extinguisher 2 Kg. Capacity ISI Mark IS: 15683 operating temperature (-0) ºC to (+55) ºC for Class 1A & 8B type of fire filled with MAP Powder Complete in all respect & 'A','B' & 'C' class fires - inflammable liquids, gaseous fires like L.P.G. and acetylABC Powder Type (Stored Pressure) Fire Extinguisher, Multipurpose Uses
Multipurpose Uses ABC Type fire extinguisher 2 Kg with 1 years Warranty.
No Maintenance required
Clear Instruction Label
ISO & CE Certified



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Offshore Process Safety (Methods in Chemical Process Safety Book 2)

Offshore Process Safety (Methods in Chemical Process Safety Book 2)


"Offshore Process Safety (Methods in Chemical Process Safety Book 2)"



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Methods in Chemical Process Safety, Volume Two, the latest release in a serial that publishes fully commissioned methods papers across the field of process safety, risk assessment, and management and loss prevention, aims to provide informative, visual and current content that appeals to both researchers and practitioners in process safety. This new release contains unique chapters on offshore safety, offshore platform safety, human factors in offshore operation, marine safety, safety during well drilling and operation, safety during processing (top side), safety during transportation of natural resources (offshore pipeline), and regulatory context

  • Helps acquaint the reader/researcher with the fundamentals of process safety
  • Provides the most recent advancements and contributions on the topic from a practical point-of-view
  • Presents users with the views/opinions of experts in each topic
  • Includes a selection of the author(s) of each chapter from among the leading researchers and/or practitioners for each given topic




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SentrySafe 905 Fire Chests, Safes

SentrySafe 905 Fire Chests, Safes


"SentrySafe 905 Fire Chests, Safes"



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Keep your important family and business documents organized while you keep them safe with the SentrySafe File Rack Accessory. With the ability to hold up to 50 standard hanging file folders- you can organize your home, family and office to best suit your needs. Keep your important family and business documents organized while you keep them safe with the SentrySafe File Rack Accessory. With the ability to hold up to 50 standard hanging file folders- you can organize your home, family and office to best suit your needs.File rack holds up to 50 hanging folders for optimal document organization in a SentrySafe 2.0 cu. ft. fire-resistant safe
Keep valuable documents protected from crumpling, ripping and other damage during storage with other items
This accessory is specifically designed to fit in a 2.0 cu. ft. SentrySafe Fire-Resistant Safe- may not work with other safe models
Creating peace-of-mind for a lifetime
Global leader in offering fire-resistant and security storage solutions



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Sika 483503 Fix Fence Post Mix, 33 Oz

Sika 483503 Fix Fence Post Mix, 33 Oz


"Sika 483503 Fix Fence Post Mix, 33 Oz"



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Highlights: Size: 33 oz Pro Select For use with fence, gate, mail box, flag, and signage posts Sets in 3 minutes Fast setting High strength Replaces two 50 lb. bags of concrete mix No tools required No water or special tools needed Simple and fast application Suitable for all types of posts including wood, steel and PVC BaggedCan be used on brick
For indoor or outdoor use
Made with UV resistant materials



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RFID Chip Reader Scanner 134.2Khz Animal Pet Microchip Recognition Reader for Pet Animal Cat Dog Microchips Transponders in Cushioned Case

RFID Chip Reader Scanner 134.2Khz Animal Pet Microchip Recognition Reader for Pet Animal Cat Dog Microchips Transponders in Cushioned Case


"RFID Chip Reader Scanner 134.2Khz Animal Pet Microchip Recognition Reader for Pet Animal Cat Dog Microchips Transponders in Cushioned Case"



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Specification:

Frequency: 134.2kHz, 125KHz

Reading Standard: FDX-A, FDX-B (SO11784 / 85), HDX, I, EM4102

Communication Mode: USB, Bluetooth

Reading Distance: >16cm for 27mm circular inlay, >8cm for 2*12mm glass tag

Memor: 100 records

Screen: 128x64 OLED

Operation Temperature: -5°C-40℃

Power Supply: 3.7V 1400mA rechargeable battery

Charging Method: USB

Color: White

Size: 15.5*8.2*3cm / 6.10*3.23*1.18in

Weight: Approx. 198g/7.0oz

 

Packing list:

1 * ID Reader

1 * USB Cable

 

Note:

1. Due to the difference between monitors and light effect, the pictures may not reflect  the actual color of the item.

2. Please allow slight error due to manual measurement. Thanks for your understanding.


★ Support reading FDX-A, FDX-B (ISO11784 / 85), EM4102 and HDX chips.Support seven languages, built-in Bluetooth.
★ Save up to 100 tag information and you can upload these information to computer via USB cable.
★ This ID reader is a microchip reader that adopts wireless identification technology and supports reading FDX-A, FDX-B (ISO11784 / 85), EM4102 and HDX chips. It uses high brightness OLED display screen, which can be seen clearly under strong light.
★ Pets are your little friends who accompany you every day. Sometimes the feelings of people and pets will reach a high level, so you don't want your pets to be lost and accidents. This pet scanner can help you accurately. Target your pet.
★ OLED display screen, readable in the sunlight.The battery can be recharged by USB port.Equipped with protection cover for USB interface, prevent it from dust and damage.



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Decdeal 15 * 11inch Portable Fireproof Document Bag Holder Pouch Business Kit Fire & Water Resistant File Folder Safe Storage for Laptop Jewelry Cash Passports Valuables

Decdeal 15 * 11inch Portable Fireproof Document Bag Holder Pouch Business Kit Fire & Water Resistant File Folder Safe Storage for Laptop Jewelry Cash Passports Valuables


"Decdeal 15 * 11inch Portable Fireproof Document Bag Holder Pouch Business Kit Fire & Water Resistant File Folder Safe Storage for Laptop Jewelry Cash Passports Valuables"



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Material: Built up with super high quality liquid silicone rubber. All-round protection for your property, very durable.
Fire & Water Resistant: With fireproof and waterproof material, 100% fireproof & water resistant guarantee, can against fire and heat up to 2192℉(1200 ℃).
Large Capacity:  Interior and exterior double pocket design, has a large capacity of expanded dimension, large enough to store your valuables, such as important documents, laptop, USB flash drive, cash, ID card, passports, photos and so on.
Portable: Book size design is easy to carry, portable belt design is very convenient to use.
Safe: Stitched with b extra-wide hook-and-loop fastener and smooth zipper, don't worry about your items slip and go missing from the file bag, very safe.

Specifications:
Type: YND-0868
Color: Silver Gray
Material: Liquid Silicone Rubber  
Max. Heat-resisting Temperature: 2192℉(1200 ℃)
Item Size: 38 * 29 * 6cm / 15 * 11.4 * 2.4in
Package Size: 38 * 29 * 3.5cm / 15 * 11.4 * 1.4in
Package Weight: 450g / 15.8oz

Package list:
1 * fireproof document bag

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Due to manual measurement, the size of fireproof bag has a reasonable error.♥ Material: Built up with super high quality liquid silicone rubber. All-round protection for your property, very durable.
♥ Fire & Water Resistant: With fireproof and waterproof material, 100% fireproof & water resistant guarantee, can against fire and heat up to 2192℉(1200 ℃).
♥ Large Capacity: Interior and exterior double pocket design, has a large capacity of expanded dimension, large enough to store your valuables, such as important documents, laptop, USB flash drive, cash, ID card, passports, photos and so on.
♥ Portable: Book size design is easy to carry, portable belt design is very convenient to use.
♥ Safe: Stitched with strong extra-wide closure and smooth zipper, don't worry about your items slip and go missing from the file bag, very safe.



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Sparx Men's Running Shoes

Sparx Men's Running Shoes




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Run a few extra miles wearing these running shoes for men by Sparx. Featuring a breathable nylon mesh upper and mesh lining, these lace-ups are durable, light in weight and comfortable to wear. Furthermore, the rubber outsole will provide better traction on different surfaces.Material: Mesh
Lifestyle: Special Needs
Closure Type: Lace up
Warranty Type: Manufacturer
Product warranty against manufacturing defects: 30 days
Care Instructions: Allow your pair of shoes to air and de-odorize at a regular basis, this also helps them retain their natural shape; use shoe bags to prevent any stains or mildew; dust any dry dirt from the surface using a clean cloth, do not use polish or shiner





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3M 1621+9000IN Chemical Protection Safety Goggles and Dust Respirator Mask Combo

3M 1621+9000IN Chemical Protection Safety Goggles and Dust Respirator Mask Combo


"3M 1621+9000IN Chemical Protection Safety Goggles and Dust Respirator Mask Combo"



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Product 1, 1621: With superior comfort, fit, field of view and a modern ergonomic design, these goggles offer a high-level of protection, making them ideal for use in extreme conditions against hazards such as liquid droplets, gases and dust. Fits over most prescription eyewear. Indirect-venting system designed to circulate air and help minimize fogging while keeping liquids out. Polycarbonate lens absorbs 99.9 percent UV. Meets the high impact requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003. Product 2, 1710: 3M protective eyewear 1710 clear lens series 100. Stylish safety glasses that help provide comfortable eye protection with clear lens. Can be used in most settings where eye protection is required. This product meets the requirements of the standard for occupational and educational eye and face protection.Economical goggle 1621 protective eyewear offers indirect anti-fog venting, an adjustable elastic strap and polycarbonate construction with over-the-glass coverage
3M 9000 grey foldable dust respirator for dust Class FFP1 BIS
Meets the high impact requirements of ANSI Z87.1-2003 Standard
Polycarbonate lens absorbs 99.9 percent UV and wide opening to fit over prescription eyewear
Respirator Color: Gray
Stapled headband
Product Type: Dust and other particles respirator style flat fold



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Jockey Women's Bikini (Pack of 3) (1410_Dark Assorted_L)

Jockey Women's Bikini (Pack of 3) (1410_Dark Assorted_L)


"Jockey Women's Bikini (Pack of 3) (1410_Dark Assorted_L)"



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Super Combed Cotton fabric. Modern fit, sits just below the waist. Added front and back coverage . Concealed waistband. Label free for all day comfort.Collection : Simple comfort ; Style no : 1410
100% Cotton
Super Combed Cotton fabric
Modern fit, sits just below the waist
Added front and back coverage
Concealed waistband
Actual colors may vary from image
Since the item is non-returnable, pls check the size chart for measurements before you add the product to the cart



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Zivame Women's Nightdresses Nightdress

Zivame Women's Nightdresses Nightdress


"Zivame Women's Nightdresses Nightdress"



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Zivame retro gadget sleep dress - Nude n print. Zivame Women's Nightdress .Color name: Nude
100% Cotton
Machine wash
Loose fit
Round neck



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