The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0547946961

Total Pages:208

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1994 Newbery Medal Winner The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

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Radio Receiver Technology

Author:Ralf Rudersdorfer

Publisher:John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:111864784X

Total Pages:320

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Written by an expert in the field, this book covers theprinciples, architectures, applications, specifications andcharacterizations of radio receivers In this book, the author introduces the reader to the basicprinciples and theories of present-day communications receivertechnology. The first section of the book presents realizationconcepts at the system level, taking into consideration the varioustypes of users. Details of the circuitry are described providingthe reader with an understanding of fully digitized radioreceivers, offering an insight into the state-of-the-art. The remaining sections address radio receivers, particularly astwo-port devices. Furthermore, the author outlines the fields ofapplications (with sample calculations and with reference topractical work) and their features and considers also the specialtyof high-quality radio receivers. As can be seen from the multitudeof terrestrial applications described in Part II, they aretypically used for radio surveillance, signal intelligence, modernradio bearing and at the classical radio services. Parts III and IVdescribe the entire range of parameters that are useful for thecharacterization of these receivers. The description starts fromthe physical effect, or the explanation of the individualparameter, and then proceeds to the measuring technique fordetermining the parameters, highlighting problems, followed byexplanatory notes with applicatory relevance. The measuringprocedures described are the result of experiences gained inextended laboratory work and practical testing. With the modelshown in Part IV, used for the operational evaluation detailing theintrinsic small range of interpretation, the book covers untreatedresearch in the field. The Appendix provides among others valuableinformation about the dimensioning of receiving systems and themathematical derivation of non-linear effects and as well as auseful method for converting different levelspecifications. Key Features: Introduces the basic principles and theories of present-daytechnology Discusses concepts at system level (aligned to the varioustypes of users) Addresses (fully) digitized radio receivers focusing on thestate-of-the-art Close contacts to the industry were utilized to show backgroundinformation Enables the reader to comprehend and evaluate thecharacteristic features and the performance of such systems Examines the entire range of parameters that are characteristicof the technology including the physical effect and measuring techniques Includes results of experiences gained in extended laboratorywork and practical testing with examples Provides a uniform and systematic approach for ease ofunderstanding e.g. many didactic figures for the visualillustration have been newly created as well as complete real-worldexamples This book will be an excellent resource to understand theprinciples of work, for professionals developing and testing radioreceivers, for receiver users (e.g. at regulatory agencies,surveillance centers, secret services, classical radiocommunications services), technicians, engineers and technicianswho work with RF-measurement instruments, postgraduate studentsstudying in the field and university lecturers. Chartered radioamateurs and handlers/operators will also find this bookinsightful. Due to high level of detail, it also serves as areference. By using the carefully edited alphabetical index withover 1,200 entries, the appropriate explanations can be foundquickly in the text.

Backfield Boys

Author:John Feinstein

Publisher:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN:0374305935

Total Pages:320

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In Backfield Boys, renowned sports journalist and New York Times–bestselling author John Feinstein tells a thrilling story of friendship, football, and a fight for justice. Freshman footballers Jason Roddin and Tom Jefferson are a perfect pair: Jason is a blazing-fast wide-receiver, while his best friend Tom has all the skills a standout quarterback needs. After summer football camp at an elite sports-focused boarding school, the boys are thrilled to be invited back with full-ride scholarships. But on day one of practice, they’re shocked when the team's coaching staff makes Tom, a black kid, a receiver and Jason, a white kid, a quarterback. Confronted with mounting evidence of deep-seated racial bias, the boys speak out, risking their scholarships and chances to play. As tensions ratchet up with coaches and other players, Tom and Jason must decide how much they're willing to lose in a conflict with powerful forces that has nothing—and everything—to do with the game they love.

1Q84

Author:Haruki Murakami

Publisher:Bond Street Books

ISBN:0385669445

Total Pages:944

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The long-awaited magnum opus from Haruki Murakami, in which this revered and bestselling author gives us his hypnotically addictive, mind-bending ode to George Orwell's 1984. The year is 1984. Aomame is riding in a taxi on the expressway, in a hurry to carry out an assignment. Her work is not the kind that can be discussed in public. When they get tied up in traffic, the taxi driver suggests a bizarre 'proposal' to her. Having no other choice she agrees, but as a result of her actions she starts to feel as though she is gradually becoming detached from the real world. She has been on a top secret mission, and her next job leads her to encounter the superhuman founder of a religious cult. Meanwhile, Tengo is leading a nondescript life but wishes to become a writer. He inadvertently becomes involved in a strange disturbance that develops over a literary prize. While Aomame and Tengo impact on each other in various ways, at times by accident and at times intentionally, they come closer and closer to meeting. Eventually the two of them notice that they are indispensable to each other. Is it possible for them to ever meet in the real world?

Wireless Receiver Architectures and Design

Author:Tony J. Rouphael

Publisher:Academic Press

ISBN:012378641X

Total Pages:502

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Wireless Receiver Architectures and Design presents the various designs and architectures of wireless receivers in the context of modern multi-mode and multi-standard devices. This one-stop reference and guide to designing low-cost low-power multi-mode, multi-standard receivers treats analog and digital signal processing simultaneously, with equal detail given to the chosen architecture and modulating waveform. It provides a complete understanding of the receiver‘s analog front end and the digital backend, and how each affects the other. The book explains the design process in great detail, starting from an analysis of requirements to the choice of architecture and finally to the design and algorithm development. The advantages and disadvantages of each wireless architecture and the suitability to a standard are given, enabling a better choice of design methodology, receiver lineup, analog block, and digital algorithm for a particular architecture. Whether you are a communications engineer working in system architecture and waveform design, an RF engineer working on noise and linearity budget and line-up analysis, a DSP engineer working on algorithm development, or an analog or digital design engineer designing circuits for wireless transceivers, this book is your one-stop reference and guide to designing low-cost low-power multi-mode multi-standard receivers. The material in this book is organized and presented to lead you from applied theory to practical design with plenty of examples and case studies drawn from modern wireless standards. Provides a complete description of receiver architectures together with their pros and cons, enabling a better choice of design methodology Covers the design trade-offs and algorithms between the analog front end and the digital modem – enabling an end-to-end design approach Addresses multi-mode multi-standard low-cost, low-power radio design – critical for producing the applications for Smart phones and portable internet devices

802.11ac: A Survival Guide

Author:Matthew S. Gast

Publisher:\"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

ISBN:1449357725

Total Pages:154

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The next frontier for wireless LANs is 802.11ac, a standard that increases throughput beyond one gigabit per second. This concise guide provides in-depth information to help you plan for 802.11ac, with technical details on design, network operations, deployment, and monitoring. Author Matthew Gast—an industry expert who led the development of 802.11-2012 and security task groups at the Wi-Fi Alliance—explains how 802.11ac will not only increase the speed of your network, but its capacity as well. Whether you need to serve more clients with your current level of throughput, or serve your existing client load with higher throughput, 802.11ac is the solution. This book gets you started. Understand how the 802.11ac protocol works to improve the speed and capacity of a wireless LAN Explore how beamforming increases speed capacity by improving link margin, and lays the foundation for multi-user MIMO Learn how multi-user MIMO increases capacity by enabling an AP to send data to multiple clients simultaneously Plan when and how to upgrade your network to 802.11ac by evaluating client devices, applications, and network connections

Son

Author:Lois Lowry

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0547928513

Total Pages:400

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The thrilling and long-awaited conclusion to the Newbery Medal–winning Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry. They called her Water Claire. When she washed up on their shore, no one knew that she came from a society where emotions and colors didn’t exist. That she had become a Vessel at age thirteen. That she had carried a Product at age fourteen. That it had been stolen from her body. Claire had a son. She was supposed to forget him, but that was impossible. Now Claire will stop at nothing to find her child, even if it means making an unimaginable sacrifice.In this thrilling series finale, Son thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal–winning book, The Giver.

Neurobiology of Chemical Communication

Author:Carla Mucignat-Caretta

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:1466553421

Total Pages:612

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Intraspecific communication involves the activation of chemoreceptors and subsequent activation of different central areas that coordinate the responses of the entire organism—ranging from behavioral modification to modulation of hormones release. Animals emit intraspecific chemical signals, often referred to as pheromones, to advertise their presence to members of the same species and to regulate interactions aimed at establishing and regulating social and reproductive bonds. In the last two decades, scientists have developed a greater understanding of the neural processing of these chemical signals. Neurobiology of Chemical Communication explores the role of the chemical senses in mediating intraspecific communication. Providing an up-to-date outline of the most recent advances in the field, it presents data from laboratory and wild species, ranging from invertebrates to vertebrates, from insects to humans. The book examines the structure, anatomy, electrophysiology, and molecular biology of pheromones. It discusses how chemical signals work on different mammalian and non-mammalian species and includes chapters on insects, Drosophila, honey bees, amphibians, mice, tigers, and cattle. It also explores the controversial topic of human pheromones. An essential reference for students and researchers in the field of pheromones, this is also an ideal resource for those working on behavioral phenotyping of animal models and persons interested in the biology/ecology of wild and domestic species.

Gathering Blue

Author:Lois Lowry

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:9780547345789

Total Pages:224

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Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and physically flawed, young Kira faces a frightening, uncertain future. Blessed with an almost magical talent that keeps her alive, she struggles with ever broadening responsibilities in her quest for truth, discovering things that will change her life forever. As she did in THE GIVER, Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. Every reader will be taken by Kira’s plight and will long ponder her haunting world and the hope for the future.

Short-range Wireless Communication

Author:Alan Bensky

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:008047005X

Total Pages:354

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The Complete “Tool Kit for the Hottest Area in RF/Wireless Design! Short-range wireless—communications over distances of less than 100 meters—is the most rapidly growing segment of RF/wireless engineering. Alan Bensky is an internationally recognized expert in short-range wireless, and this new edition of his bestselling book is completely revised to cover the latest developments in this fast moving field. You’ll find coverage of such cutting-edge topics as: • architectural trends in RF/wireless integrated circuits • compatibility and conflict issues between different short-range wireless systems • “Zigbee and related new IEEE standards for short-range communications • latest U.S. and international regulatory standards for spread spectrum, ultra wideband, and other advanced communications techniques Alan Bensky also thoroughly discusses the fundamentals of radio signal propagation, communications protocols and modulation methods, information theory, antennas and transmission lines, receivers, transmitters, radio system design, and how to successfully implement a short-range wireless system. All material has been carefully updated and revised to make it as technically up-to-the-minute as possible. You’ll also find coverage of Bluetooth, “Wi-Fi and related 802.11 variants, digital modulation methods, and other essential information for planning and designing short-range wireless hardware and networks. This new edition will, like the first edition, be an invaluable reference for engineers and technical professionals who design, support, market, and maintain short-range wireless communications systems. No other book contains EVERYTHING pertaining to short-range wireless design. Covers all the hot topics like 802.11, Zigbee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

The Elements of Style

Author:William Strunk

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1504063058

Total Pages:77

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The original edition of the concise classic, with essential advice for aspiring writers like “omit needless words.” With simple principles and helpful tips on usage and composition, as well as lists of common errors to avoid, The Elements of Style was first published during World War I by Cornell University professor William Strunk Jr. Originally intended for Cornell students, it would become widely renowned as a memorable short guide for those who want to write clear, correct, and effective prose. A staple in countless classrooms and a touchstone for generations, it is still relevant and useful a century later.

TCP/IP Network Administration

Author:Craig Hunt

Publisher:\"O\'Reilly Media, Inc.\"

ISBN:9781449390785

Total Pages:748

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This complete guide to setting up and running a TCP/IP network is essential for network administrators, and invaluable for users of home systems that access the Internet. The book starts with the fundamentals -- what protocols do and how they work, how addresses and routing are used to move data through the network, how to set up your network connection -- and then covers, in detail, everything you need to know to exchange information via the Internet.Included are discussions on advanced routing protocols (RIPv2, OSPF, and BGP) and the gated software package that implements them, a tutorial on configuring important network services -- including DNS, Apache, sendmail, Samba, PPP, and DHCP -- as well as expanded chapters on troubleshooting and security. TCP/IP Network Administration is also a command and syntax reference for important packages such as gated, pppd, named, dhcpd, and sendmail.With coverage that includes Linux, Solaris, BSD, and System V TCP/IP implementations, the third edition contains: Overview of TCP/IP Delivering the data Network services Getting startedM Basic configuration Configuring the interface Configuring routing Configuring DNS Configuring network servers Configuring sendmail Configuring Apache Network security Troubleshooting Appendices include dip, ppd, and chat reference, a gated reference, a dhcpd reference, and a sendmail reference This new edition includes ways of configuring Samba to provide file and print sharing on networks that integrate Unix and Windows, and a new chapter is dedicated to the important task of configuring the Apache web server. Coverage of network security now includes details on OpenSSH, stunnel, gpg, iptables, and the access control mechanism in xinetd. Plus, the book offers updated information about DNS, including details on BIND 8 and BIND 9, the role of classless IP addressing and network prefixes, and the changing role of registrars.Without a doubt, TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd Edition is a must-have for all network administrators and anyone who deals with a network that transmits data over the Internet.

Chronological Developments of Wireless Radio Systems before World War II

Author:Vinayak Laxman Patil

Publisher:Springer Nature

ISBN:9813349050

Total Pages:214

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This comprehensive and authoritative volume traces the history of research leading to the development of the wireless radio systems. It discusses the methods adopted by a large number of inventors and the results they obtained to provide perspective on how historical methods and events can be a source of inspiration for future research. This book will be of interest to researchers and students in telecommunications engineering as well as to teachers of history of science and technology.

Intimate Lives of the Ancient Greeks

Author:Stephanie Lynn Budin

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:0313385726

Total Pages:350

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This informative and enjoyable book surveys many aspects of the personal and emotional lives and belief systems of the ancient Greeks, focusing on such issues as familial life, religious piety, and ethnic identity. • Provides an unprecedented survey of ancient Greeks that describes the full scope of the personal and emotional lives of the actual people who gave rise to Greek laws, literature, and culture • Reconstructs the everyday, emotional experiences of individuals in the ancient world and depicts the ways in which details of private life affected the individual's world view • Covers all regions inhabited by the Greeks from the Archaic through the Classical periods, including the Greek mainland and islands, western Turkey, the Black Sea, North Africa, Sicily, and southern Italy

Animal Social Networks

Author:Jens Krause,Richard James,Daniel Franks,Darren Croft

Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:0191668281

Total Pages:288

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The scientific study of networks - computer, social, and biological - has received an enormous amount of interest in recent years. However, the network approach has been applied to the field of animal behaviour relatively late compared to many other biological disciplines. Understanding social network structure is of great importance for biologists since the structural characteristics of any network will affect its constituent members and influence a range of diverse behaviours. These include finding and choosing a sexual partner, developing and maintaining cooperative relationships, and engaging in foraging and anti-predator behavior. This novel text provides an overview of the insights that network analysis has provided into major biological processes, and how it has enhanced our understanding of the social organisation of several important taxonomic groups. It brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing both an overview of the power of the network approach for understanding patterns and process in animal populations, as well as outlining how current methodological constraints and challenges can be overcome. Animal Social Networks is principally aimed at graduate level students and researchers in the fields of ecology, zoology, animal behaviour, and evolutionary biology but will also be of interest to social scientists.

Religious Education in a Mediatized World

Author:Ilona Nord,Hanna Zipernovszky

Publisher:Kohlhammer Verlag

ISBN:3170311344

Total Pages:240

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In religious education, digitization and mediatization processes result in the transformation of conventional media formats. This leads to the development of new media formats, which in turn necessitates a redefinition of the relationship between religious education and the media. Keeping this in mind, this volume first examines the importance of media for specific theological disciplines, and then discusses current media-pedagogical and media-didactic approaches. Later in the book, the authors develop didactic perspectives on various methods; these include internet-based archive work and the use of digital teaching materials. They also deal with current questions regarding religious education, such as inclusion and cyber bullying, etc. Finally, they identify some of the main didactic challenges for religious instruction in a mediatized world. This volume is a plea for a wider understanding of education, and is based in part on a German-Swedish teaching and research cooperation. Following this example, it focuses on a future-oriented networking of plural forms of education. This resource is designed for students of theology and religious sciences as well as for religious education teachers.

The Technician's Radio Receiver Handbook

Author:Joseph Carr

Publisher:Elsevier

ISBN:0080518591

Total Pages:352

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The Technician's Radio Receiver Handbook is an invaluable tool for anyone involved in the technologies of wireless, cellular telephone, telecommunications, avionics, and other forms of electronic communication using radio waves. The market demand for and use of wireless and telecommunication technology has increased dramatically over the past decade, leaving many technicians and other communications professionals with the need for accurate information on how the newest equipment works and how to fix any problems that arise. Joe Carr, a notable author in the amateur radio and communications markets, explains both the new and old technologies, the science behind the scenes, as well as troubleshooting techniques not found in any other book. The book will also have a companion website including helpful calculation software, customizable spreadsheets, and much more. Written for technicians and hands-on practitioners in clear, easy-to-read text with many detailed illustrations Contains information on cutting-edge receiver equipment as well as the most popular types used today in a variety of markets Destined to be a constant reference and superb training guide for anyone interested in communications technology

A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis

Author:Patrick Colquhoun

Publisher:Good Press

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Total Pages:494

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"A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis" by Patrick Colquhoun. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry

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Publisher:Academic Press

ISBN:0128032251

Total Pages:3584

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This third edition of the Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of spectroscopy and closely related subjects that use the same fundamental principles, including mass spectrometry, imaging techniques and applications. It includes the history, theoretical background, details of instrumentation and technology, and current applications of the key areas of spectroscopy. The new edition will include over 80 new articles across the field. These will complement those from the previous edition, which have been brought up-to-date to reflect the latest trends in the field. Coverage in the third edition includes: Atomic spectroscopy Electronic spectroscopy Fundamentals in spectroscopy High-Energy spectroscopy Magnetic resonance Mass spectrometry Spatially-resolved spectroscopic analysis Vibrational, rotational and Raman spectroscopies The new edition is aimed at professional scientists seeking to familiarize themselves with particular topics quickly and easily. This major reference work continues to be clear and accessible and focus on the fundamental principles, techniques and applications of spectroscopy and spectrometry. Incorporates more than 150 color figures, 5,000 references, and 300 articles for a thorough examination of the field Highlights new research and promotes innovation in applied areas ranging from food science and forensics to biomedicine and health Presents a one-stop resource for quick access to answers and an in-depth examination of topics in the spectroscopy and spectrometry arenas

The Heart of a King

Author:Jill Eileen Smith

Publisher:Revell

ISBN:149341769X

Total Pages:432

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King Solomon was wealthy and wise beyond measure. He could--and did--have anything he wanted, including many women from many lands. But for all his wisdom, did he or the women in his life ever find what they searched for all of their lives? In this engrossing novel, you'll find yourself whisked away to ancient Israel, where you'll meet Solomon and four of the women he loved: Naamah the desert princess, Abishag the shepherdess, Siti the daughter of a pharaoh, and Nicaula the queen of Sheba. As you experience the world of Solomon through his eyes and the eyes of these women, you'll ask yourself the ultimate question: Did Solomon's wisdom ultimately benefit him and those he loved . . . or did it betray them?