Brightness Falls

Brightness Falls
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 415
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brightness Falls Book Excerpt:

Married and in love, Russell and Corrine Calloway are blessed with nuptial bliss and a life at the center of a large and varied cast of the beautiful and wealthy in the booming metropolis of New York. Reprint. NYT. Tour.

Brightness Falls

Brightness Falls
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-03-13
ISBN: 1408854473
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brightness Falls Book Excerpt:

Corrine Calloway is a young stockbroker on Wall Street, her husband Russell an underpaid but ambitious publishing editor. The happily married couple head into New York's 1980s gold rush where prospects and money seem to be flying everywhere, and the best and the brightest vie with the worst and most craven for riches, fame and the love of beautiful people. But the Calloways soon find out that what goes up must come crashing down, both on Wall Street and at home. Brightness Falls captures lives-in-the-making: men and women confronting their sudden middle-age with wit and low behaviour, fear and confusion, and, just occasionally, a little honesty and decency.

Brightness Falls from the Air

Brightness Falls from the Air
Author: James Tiptree, Jr.
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-09
ISBN: 0575124024
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brightness Falls from the Air Book Excerpt:

Sixteen humans have come together on Damien, a distant world where once, dreams were stolen and atrocities took place. They have gathered to view the last rising of a manmade nova, the testament to a war none can forget. Soon, time will warp and masks will fall. Soon, violence will erupt anew - along with treachery, horror, murder, release and love. Soon, some will find justice . . . and others, judgement. Soon. Now, sixteen humans have gathered - to await the light of the Murdered Star.

Foundations of Astronomy

Foundations of Astronomy
Author: Michael A. Seeds,Dana Backman
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1133711103
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Astronomy Book Excerpt:

Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, Foundations of Astronomy Twelth Edition emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras

Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras
Author: Junichi Nakamura
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN: 1351836978
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras Book Excerpt:

Shrinking pixel sizes along with improvements in image sensors, optics, and electronics have elevated DSCs to levels of performance that match, and have the potential to surpass, that of silver-halide film cameras. Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras captures the current state of DSC image acquisition and signal processing technology and takes an all-inclusive look at the field, from the history of DSCs to future possibilities. The first chapter outlines the evolution of DSCs, their basic structure, and their major application classes. The next few chapters discuss high-quality optics that meet the requirements of better image sensors, the basic functions and performance parameters of image sensors, and detailed discussions of both CCD and CMOS image sensors. The book then discusses how color theory affects the uses of DSCs, presents basic image processing and camera control algorithms and examples of advanced image processing algorithms, explores the architecture and required performance of signal processing engines, and explains how to evaluate image quality for each component described. The book closes with a look at future technologies and the challenges that must be overcome to realize them. With contributions from many active DSC experts, Image Sensors and Image Processing for Digital Still Cameras offers unparalleled real-world coverage and opens wide the door for future innovation.

Characteristics of a 60 Inch Arc Image Furnace and Application to the Study of Materials

Characteristics of a 60 Inch Arc Image Furnace and Application to the Study of Materials
Author: Roger W. Peters
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 26
Release: 1960
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characteristics of a 60 Inch Arc Image Furnace and Application to the Study of Materials Book Excerpt:

An arc-image furnace consisting of two paraboloidal searchlight mirrors 60 inches (152 centimeters) in diameter and a modified electrode mechanism has been developed and has been used as an operational piece of laboratory equipment for the study of the elevated-temperature behavior of engineering materials. Using two types of 16-millimeter high-current anodes and operating in the atmosphere at current levels of 80 to 550 amperes, the arc-image furnace provides a heating-rate range from 100 to 1,000 Btu per square foot-sec (27 to 270 cal per centimeters squared-sec) with good reliability and reproducibility. Running times vary from 60 seconds at 550 amperes to 10 minute or longer at the lower current levels.

Theories of the Universe

Theories of the Universe
Author: Milton K. Munitz
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN: 9781439119280
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theories of the Universe Book Excerpt:

The theoretical physicist shares his latest thoughts on the nature of space and time in this anthology of selections from Princeton University Press. Along with eminent colleagues, Hawking extends theoretical frontiers by speculating on the big questions of modern cosmology.

Go To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies

Go To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies
Author: Neale Monks
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN: 1441968512
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies Book Excerpt:

Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skies is the first book specifically written for amateur astronomers who own, or who are about to purchase, a computer-controlled ‘go-to’ telescope. The advantage of the ‘go-to’ capability is enormous – the telescope can be aimed at any object in the sky with great speed and accuracy – which is why these instruments are so popular. Making the realistic assumption that the observer is using a relatively small telescope and is observing from a backyard in a suburban area, this book provides literally hundreds more targets beyond those offered by the built-in ‘nightly tours’ that feature on the telescope’s computer tours. And instead of wasting many pages on maps and coordinates, it leads the computer to locate the targets, and so has room to suggest many more fascinating deep-sky objects and provide detailed observing lists and information about what's being viewed.

50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Universe

50 Ideas You Really Need to Know  Universe
Author: Joanne Baker
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-09-29
ISBN: 1849165718
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Ideas You Really Need to Know Universe Book Excerpt:

For millennia humanity has gazed in wonder at the night sky, tracked the motions of the planets and attempted to explain our place in the Universe. But only in our own time has the true scale, the astonishing variety and the remarkable strangeness of the cosmos come clearly into focus. The pace and sophistication of recent scientific discovery has been breathtaking, but breakthroughs are often difficult to understand and their impact is hard to fully appreciate. In 50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe, Joanne Baker clearly and concisely explains all of the essential concepts, major discoveries and the very latest thinking in astrophysics, including: the basic principles of astronomy - from heliocentrism to Newton's theory of optics; the constituent parts of the Universe, its creation and evolution; the key concepts of cosmology including the theory of relativity, supermassive black holes and 'multiverses'; the very latest developments in our understanding of quasars, exoplanets and astrobiology. From dwarf planets to dark energy; and from the Big Bang to the death of stars, this book is the perfect introduction to the cutting-edge science that is shaping our understanding of our place in the Universe and that could lead to the next great discovery - the detection of life beyond Earth.

The Cracked Lookingglass

The Cracked Lookingglass
Author: Albert Wachtel
Publsiher: Susquehanna University Press
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780945636274
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cracked Lookingglass Book Excerpt:

There are basic problems, and if we can't solve them we should hold off on theorizing. To begin at the beginning, what was Father Flynn's "great wish" for the boy in "The Sisters"? The uncle thinks he knows, but is he right? Can we be sure? How? And how about the beginning and end of "An Encounter"? How do they fit together? What is the specific import to the boy in "Araby" of the shards of conversation between the salesgirl and the Britishers? Can we (or Eveline) be certain of Frank's motives in her story? If not, what relevance do they have? And how in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man do Stephen's use and understanding of art evolve? In what crucial respects do they fall short of the understanding a careful reader of the novel can attain? What in Ulysses does Buck Mulligan have in mind when he demands "twopence for a pint" (of what!)? And in what ways are Bloom's ruminations about things like "mity cheese" that "digests all but itself" and saltwater fish ("Why is it that [they] are not...") crucial to the novel? There are bigger questions. What roles do all the accidental occurrences play? Do they heighten or diminish causality and probability? What are the functions of allusion and stylistic experimentation? Is/are there any overriding significance/s to the whole? Is there a didactic component in Joyce's writing? If so, is the didactic element a flaw in his art? What is the relationship between art and instruction--in Joyce and in general? Is good didactic art a contradiction in terms? These latter questions are enticing, but to speculate, theorize, deconstruct, or decontextualize Joyce's works with regard to them without a firm understanding, and perhaps even answers to, the vital though sometimes seemingly trivial former questions is to abrogate critical responsibility and relinquish what one of the formative giants of the twentieth century has to say to us. When relevant, the former are almost always answerable, and the mundane answers, often surprising, are frequently crucial not only for answering the latter questions but for fresh insight into both Joyce's world and our own. By mapping routes to the revelations such mundane "facts" yield, The Cracked Lookingglass establishes a firm base for future interpretations of Joyce's stories from Dubliners through Ulysses. It approaches his works as "fictional histories," grounding its "examplary" readings in relationships among the underlying facts of Joyce's created worlds. The study presents both a method of inquiry and, as examples of its fruit, some of the ways in which the apparent undiscoverables of Joyce's fiction disclose new and indisputable insights into his characters and stories, and through them our world. The approach opens avenues of access to the depths of Dubliners; to the assessments of art, religion, and human relationships in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; to the necessitous underpinnings of Joyce's experimentation in Ulysses, the ground and justification of his uses of "psychocasual chance," the "mythical method," and the seemingly gratuitous stylistic experiments that mirror our lives and suggest new directions for them.

Mercurius Or the Marriage of Heaven Earth

Mercurius  Or  the Marriage of Heaven   Earth
Author: Patrick Harpur
Publsiher: Blue Angel Gallery
Total Pages: 524
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780980286588
Category: Alchemy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercurius Or the Marriage of Heaven Earth Book Excerpt:

In 1952 a country clergyman called Smith begins his tortuous quest for the Holy Grail of alchemy - the Philosophers' Stone which transmutes base metal to gold and confers immortality. As he pits himself against the bizarre perils of the Great Work, it becomes clear that his arcane transformations are as much spiritual as chemical. Gradually the shadow of alchemy falls over those around him; a young girl whose sudden pregnancy is a local scandal; Janet, trapped in a barren marriage; and Robert who pursues his own quest for the legendary blue glass of Chartres. Thirty years later, Eileen comes to live in Smith's vicarage. In the medieval cellar she unearths a hidden manuscript and begins to read of secret fire and mysterious prime matter, a green lion and a raven's head, a fatal conjunction of king and queen, a descent into Blackness and putrefaction. As she penetrates farther into the alchemical labyrinth, she is haunted both by her own history and by that of her neighbours, the menacing Mrs Zetterberg and the disfigured Pluto - and, finally, by the enigma of Smith himself. In separate but interwoven accounts, Smith and Eileen strive towards the one thing necessary for the Work's success - the great Secret guarded by the paradoxical Mercurius, who leads them to the zero point where Heaven is wedded to Earth and the miraculous Stone appears at the intersection of time and eternity. By reconstructing a highly sophisticated but almost forgotten world-view, Mercurius restores to us our own spiritual heritage which, rooted in the alchemists' dark retorts, will perhaps flower in the light of the future.

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Author: David MacDonald
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 1119218705
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Book Excerpt:

Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: A Diagnostic Approach, Second Edition is a fully updated and revised edition of this richly illustrated reference to the wide range of diagnostic imaging modalities available for investigating lesions affecting the face and jaws. Provides extensive flowcharts detailing the steps of diagnosis and decisions Features more than 450 clinical images, including many multi-part figures, demonstrating the concepts discussed, with more images covering cone beam computed tomography, positron emission tomography, and interventional procedures Discusses differences in the demographic, clinical and radiological presentations, and outcomes of treatment due to ethnicity Presents practical approaches firmly grounded in the scientific literature, focusing on the most common and important lesions Includes perspectives from experts in various specialty areas, including medical radiologists, oral and maxillofacial radiologists, functional imaging specialists, and radiation oncologists

Big History

Big History
Author: DK
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2016-10-03
ISBN: 0241296404
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big History Book Excerpt:

"From the formation of the Universe to today, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth. Aligned with the online Big History Project supported by Bill Gates, Big History puts a wide-angle lens on 13.8 billion years of remarkable history and shows you how and why we got where we are today. With stunning visual timelines and special CGI reconstructions, you can see history's greatest events. Look back to our origins in the stars, explore everything from the birth of the Sun to modern technology, and see what the future holds for humans. Weaving together multiple disciplines including physics and sociology, and with a foreword by TED speaker Professor David Christian, Big History is a truly unique look at the history of the world."

Flying Safety

Flying Safety
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1954
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aeronautics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flying Safety Book Excerpt:

Beacham s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction

Beacham s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction
Author: Kirk H. Beetz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 598
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beacham s Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction Book Excerpt:

The gallery of nature a pictorial and descriptive tour through creation A new edition carefully revised

The gallery of nature  a pictorial and descriptive tour through creation     A new edition  carefully revised
Author: Thomas Milner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1852
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The gallery of nature a pictorial and descriptive tour through creation A new edition carefully revised Book Excerpt:

William Empson

William Empson
Author: Cicely Palser Havely
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Empson Book Excerpt:

Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects

Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects
Author: Mike Inglis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN: 1447136802
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Field Guide to the Deep Sky Objects Book Excerpt:

This star guide enables astronomers to choose a class of object, and for any month of the year find an observation list that begins with the easiest through to progressively more difficult targets. Following detailed descriptive summaries of each class of object, it includes extensive lists of deep-sky targets which are classified according to type of object. Amateur astronomers of all levels will find this book invaluable for its broad-ranging background material, its lists of fascinating objects, and for its power to improve practical observing skills while viewing many different types of deep-sky objects.

Letters from an Astrophysicist

Letters from an Astrophysicist
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN: 0753553805
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Letters from an Astrophysicist Book Excerpt:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Join the galactic conversation on the biggest issues in the universe, from the 'most popular scientist in the world' ‘Don't fear change. Don't fear failure. The only thing to fear is loss of ambition. But if you've got plenty of that, then you have nothing to fear at all’ – Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson is arguably the most influential, acclaimed scientist on the planet. As director of the Hayden Planetarium, and host of Cosmos and StarTalk, he has dedicated his life to exploring and explaining the mysteries of the universe. Every year, he receives thousands of letters – from students to prisoners, scientists to priests. Some seek advice, others yearn for inspiration; some are full of despair, others burst with wonder. But they are all searching for understanding, meaning and truth. His replies are by turns wise, funny, and mind-blowing. In this, his most personal book by far, he covers everything from God to the history of science, from aliens to death. He bares his soul – his passions, his doubts, his hopes. The big theme is everywhere in these pages: what is our place in the universe? The result is an awe-inspiring read and an intimate portal into an incredible mind, which reveals the power of the universe to start conversations and inspire curiosity in all of us.

Lectures in Aerospace Medicine 1960

Lectures in Aerospace Medicine  1960
Author: USAF School of Aerospace Medicine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Space medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectures in Aerospace Medicine 1960 Book Excerpt: