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This contributed volume arose from the idea of assembling scientists from space research and ground development, time transfer techniques and radio science missions, the time-frequency community, and both the geodesy-geophysics and solar system exploration communities. Such a fusion of diverse interests in these fields related to time measurement has rarely, if ever, been achieved. The topics covered in these papers include clocks, time transfer, technology, and the applications of high-precision clocks in Earth Sciences, Fundamental Physics, Astrophysics, and Solar System exploration. This book will be of major interest to all those involved in the implementation and utilization of space-based high precision timing for a wide range of applications. Originally published in Space Science Reviews in the Topical Collection "High Performance Clocks with Special Emphasis on Geodesy and Geophysics and Applications to Other Bodies of the Solar System"
Italy, near Cassino. The terrible winter of 1944. A dismal icy
rain, continuing unabated for days. Guided by a seventy-year-old
Italian man in rope-soled shoes, three American soldiers are sent
on a reconnaissance mission up the side of a steep hill that they
discover, before very long, to be a mountain. And the old man's
indeterminate loyalties only add to the terror and confusion that
engulf them on that mountain, where they are confronted with the
horror of their own time--and then set upon by a sniper.
Dinesh D'Souza, the most original and controversial writer on
politics and society in the country today, uncovers the links
between the spread of American pop culture, leftist ideas, and
secular values and the rise of anti-Americanism throughout the
The literature of the Gettysburg Address tends to fall into one of
two extremes. At one end are those books that maintain that Lincoln
wrote his speech hastily, even on a scrap of paper on the train en
route from Washington to Gettysburg. In this version, Lincoln
delivered his remarks to an uncomprehending public, which applauded
politely, failing to appreciate his genius. Many of the books that
argue this point of view are out of print today, but the myths and
legends live on.
The volume 'Medical Radiological Physics' is intended to provide the scientific basis of diagnostics and therapy in medical radiology. The present Subvolume A reviews radiation (both ionising and non-ionising) and its biological effects, dosimetry in diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy, as well as in nuclear medical diagnostics and therapy, and, finally, medical radiological protection relevant for patients, personnel and the general public. Not only fundamentals but also basic data pertinent to the topics dealt with have been collected by numerous experts of great international renown.
Thomas Sanchez's international bestseller, Mile Zero, set in Key West, was hailed by the Washington Post as a ""holy terror of a book of immense power and passion,"" lauded by Vanity Fair as ""mythmaking and magisterial,"" and acclaimed by the New York Times as ""dazzling."" Sanchez returns to Key West, America's famous southernmost continental point, with a heart-racing ecological thriller. The exotic island city of the Florida Keys is being terrorized by murders committed by a mysterious voodoo assassin. With each new kill, it becomes clear that the skeleton-clad executioner has an ecological agenda. The novel propels us through a complex maze populated by defenders of America's only continental reef, rapacious developers, ruthless scammers, destroyers of marine life, and common people engaged in heroic acts to save their paradise. Everyone dreads being the killer's next victim as the clock counts down to the end of hurricane season and a final dramatic explosion of fear and rage. With canny perception and striking revelations, American Tropic illuminates a world of dark desires, hidden truths, and colliding destinies.
""They might be doomed, damned, and buggered for all eternity, but
that didn't mean they couldn't sparkle like a diamond in the sun
and grin like a skull in the moonlight on their way to oblivion.""
Before he died, Felix Castor's fellow exorcist John Gittings made
several calls asking for help, and if Castor had answered them,
John might still be alive. So when a smooth-talking lawyer comes
out of nowhere to claim the remains, Castor owes it to John's
unhappy ghost and even more unhappy widow to help out.
Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in
the long-running television series "Cheers." But fewer realize that
over the course of the past two and a half decades, Danson has
tirelessly devoted himself to the cause of heading off a looming
global catastrophe--the massive destruction of our planet's oceanic
biosystems and the complete collapse of the world's major
In the tradition of "The Lost City of Z" and "Skeleton in the Zahara," "Astoria" is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast. Peter Stark offers a harrowing saga in which a band of explorers battled nature, starvation, and madness to establish the first American settlement in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become the Oregon Trail, permanently altering the nation s landscape and its global standing.
Six years after Lewis and Clark began their journey to the Pacific Northwest, two of the Eastern establishment s leading figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, turned their sights to founding a colony akin to Jamestown on the West Coast and transforming the nation into a Pacific trading power. Author and correspondent for "Outside" magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal moment in American history for the first time for modern readers, drawing on original source material to tell the amazing true story of the Astor Expedition.
Unfolding over the course of three years, from 1810 to 1813, "Astoria" is a tale of high adventure and incredible hardship in the wilderness and at sea. Of the more than one hundred-forty members of the two advance parties that reached the West Coast one crossing the Rockies, the other rounding Cape Horn nearly half perished by violence. Others went mad. Within one year, the expedition successfully established Fort Astoria, a trading post on the Columbia River. Though the colony would be short-lived, it opened provincial American eyes to the potential of the Western coast and its founders helped blaze the Oregon Trail.
Radio pulsars are rapidly rotating highly magnetized neutron stars. Studies of these fascinating objects have provided applications in solid-state physics, general relativity, galactic astronomy, astrometry, planetary physics and even cosmology. Most of these applications and much of what we know about neutron stars are derived from single-dish radio observations using state-of-the-art receivers and data acquisition systems. This comprehensive 2004 book is a unique resource that brings together the key observational techniques, background information and a review of results, including the discovery of a double pulsar system. Useful software tools are provided which can be used to analyse example data, made available on a related website. This work will be of great value not only to graduate students but also to researchers wishing to carry out and interpret a wide variety of radio pulsar observations.
The experiences of joining and leaving organizations permeate most people's lives in the 21st century. This book provides a framework for increasing our understanding of those experiences using a mixture of specific examples, scholarly findings, and theoretical concepts and models. Each chapter begins with a realistic scenario that illustrates its concepts and theories. Then the chapters explore the entire socialization process from anticipatory socialization, in which individuals choose occupations and organizations to join, to voluntarily or involuntarily exit from those same organizations. In between, chapters examine the process of entering organizations, learning their culture, developing personal relationships, and experiencing individual transitions, like promotions, and organizational transitions, like mergers and acquisitions, as part of the ongoing socialization process. It expands the study of socialization by considering socialization of organizational volunteers as well as paid employees, and by exploring the ways that work-family issues and new technologies influence the socialization process. Throughout, particular attention is paid to the role and importance of communication in these experiences. The book's organization allows scholars, students, and organizational participants in every walk of life to increase their understanding of their organizational experiences. It will be particularly useful for those studying organizational communication, business and management.
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