Brightness Falls

Brightness Falls
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2014-03-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781408854471

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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
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2014-04-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781497611412

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They have gathered now on Damien and are about to witness the last rising of a man-made nova. They are sixteen humans in a distant world about to be enveloped by an eruption of violence—horror and murder, oddly complemented by a bizarre, unforgiving love. But justice is not all that they’re about to find. Judgment is coming, and the sixteen unsuspecting ones are on the threshold of the murdered star.

Bright Precious Days

Bright  Precious Days
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-08-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101948019

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From the best-selling author of Bright Lights, Big City: a sexy, vibrant, cross-generational New York story--a literary and commercial triumph of the highest order. Even decades after their arrival, Corrine and Russell Calloway still feel as if they’re living the dream that drew them to New York City in the first place: book parties or art openings one night and high-society events the next; jobs they care about (and in fact love); twin children whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But all of this comes at a fiendish cost. Russell, an independent publisher, has superb cultural credentials yet minimal cash flow; as he navigates a business that requires, beyond astute literary judgment, constant financial improvisation, he encounters an audacious, potentially game-changing—or ruinous—opportunity. Meanwhile, instead of chasing personal gain in this incredibly wealthy city, Corrine devotes herself to helping feed its hungry poor, and she and her husband soon discover they’re being priced out of the newly fashionable neighborhood they’ve called home for most of their adult lives, with their son and daughter caught in the balance. Then Corrine’s world is turned upside down when the man with whom she’d had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears. As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change—including Obama’s historic election and the global economic collapse he inherited—the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever could have imagined.

The Good Life

The Good Life
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307264695

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In this bestselling novel, the author of Bright Lights, Big City unveils a story of love, family, conflicting desires, and catastrophic loss in a powerfully searing work of fiction. Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are wonderstruck by young twins whose provenance is nothing less than miraculous. Several miles uptown and perched near the top of the Upper East Side’s social register, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the devastated site. Wise, surprising, and, ultimately, heart-stoppingly redemptive, The Good Life captures lives that allow us to see–through personal, social, and moral complexity–more clearly into the heart of things.

Brightness Falls from the Air

Brightness Falls from the Air
Author: James Tiptree
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1985
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0312930976

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The arrival of an odd assortment of suspicious tourists on the planet Damiem parallels the final moves in a twenty-year-old interplanetary war that ends in the destruction of a star

The Volcano and After

The Volcano and After
Author: Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2020-09-08
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9780822987819

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Alicia Suskin Ostriker’s passionate voice has long been acknowledged as a vital force in American poetry. From urgent spiritual quest to biting political satire, from elegy to comedy, from celebration of the city street and the world “as a paradise might be / if we had eyes to see,” to the “crack in earth . . . crack in her mind,” from brilliant evocations of art and music to mother-daughter wrestlings, Ostriker’s poetry rings with insistence on beauty and truth. Drawing from six of her previous books, and highlighting a sequence of bold new poems exploring the challenges and absurdities of aging, The Volcano and After is a masterpiece for our time. OLD WOMAN AT THE RIVER On the bank of the river I slide inside my sleeping bag sleep is good if I am not kept awake by coughing the sound of the water soothes time passes and does not pass when I am better I will sit and meditate for a while there may be birds to listen to then I will step down the bank and put my naked foot in the water which will shock at first, being so cold, so swift.

Orbital Motion

Orbital Motion
Author: A.E. Roy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2020-07-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 1420056883

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Long established as one of the premier references in the fields of astronomy, planetary science, and physics, the fourth edition of Orbital Motion continues to offer comprehensive coverage of the analytical methods of classical celestial mechanics while introducing the recent numerical experiments on the orbital evolution of gravitating masses and the astrodynamics of artificial satellites and interplanetary probes. Following detailed reviews of earlier editions by distinguished lecturers in the USA and Europe, the author has carefully revised and updated this edition. Each chapter provides a thorough introduction to prepare you for more complex concepts, reflecting a consistent perspective and cohesive organization that is used throughout the book. A noted expert in the field, the author not only discusses fundamental concepts, but also offers analyses of more complex topics, such as modern galactic studies and dynamical parallaxes. New to the Fourth Edition: * Numerous updates and reorganization of all chapters to encompass new methods * New results from recent work in areas such as satellite dynamics * New chapter on the Caledonian symmetrical n-body problem Extending its coverage to meet a growing need for this subject in satellite and aerospace engineering, Orbital Motion, Fourth Edition remains a top reference for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students, professionals such as engineers, and serious amateur astronomers.

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Author: Shusuke Hayashi,Junpei Nakamura,Makoto Takahashi,Nobuo Karaki,Hideaki Asada,Hiroshi Haga,Tomoyuki Tachikawa,Kyuha Chung,Reiji Hattori,Reiji Asakura,Satofumi Koike,Susumu Tsujihara,Minsun Yoo,Norio Ikari,Tadashi Imai,Toshimasa Eguchi,Katsuji Takahashi,Mitsutaka Fujita,H. J. Park,C. H. Choi,S. M. Jeon,E. Y. Oh,I. J. Chung,Kazuhiro Nishiyama,Akihiko Iguchi,Koichi Oka
Publsiher: InterLingua Publishing
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2006-01-01
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781884730399

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Nikkei Microdevices' 2006 report on flat panel display (FPD) industry includes: -Exclusive in-depth interviews with 28 top executives in the industry -Over 250 information-packed figures, tables and pictures -Proprietary intelligence not available anywhere else In 2006, competitive conditions in the flat panel display (FPD) industry will change significantly. The era in which competition was primarily based on increasing investment and glass substrate sizes is over. Henceforth, overall capability, including parts/material strategy and equipment strategy, will become the decisive factor. By 2010, parts and material costs will account for 80% of the total cost of large-size LCD panels, which will drive future market expansions; thus, parts and materials will make up most of the value addition in panels. Leading panel makers are starting to reinforce their cooperative relationships with parts and material makers, as well as with equipment makers.

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: 336
Release: 2017-12-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781351836975

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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.

Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights  Big City
Author: Jay McInerney
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-08-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780307763211

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With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most beloved, imitated, and iconic novels in America.

Mary Butts and British Neo Romanticism

Mary Butts and British Neo Romanticism
Author: Andrew Radford
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-08-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781441181343

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Mary Butts was an important figure in inter-war modernist circles and one who reviewed and associated with some of the major literary figures of the era, from T.S. Eliot to Gertrude Stein. Despite her importance and the varied nature of her writing, she has been a neglected figure in modernist scholarship. Providing a new analysis of the interwar literary period, Mary Butts and British Neo-Romanticism revisits her work - vividly experimental writings spanning memoir, poetry, polemic and fiction - through the lens of mid-20th-century British neo-Romanticism. The book argues that behind Butts's eco-feminist writings lies an intricate political and philosophical commentary.

Quasar Astronomy

Quasar Astronomy
Author: Daniel W. Weedman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 217
Release: 1988-04-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0521356741

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A current account of quasar astronomy that not only summarizes existing results from various techniques but refers to the potentialities of new instruments. All aspects of quasar spectroscopy are discussed and techniques for analyzing quasar data are summarized.

Stardust Supernovae and the Molecules of Life

Stardust  Supernovae and the Molecules of Life
Author: Richard N. Boyd
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2011-12-14
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781461413318

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Where were the amino acids, the molecules of life, created: perhaps in a lightning storm in the early Earth, or perhaps elsewhere in the cosmos? This book argues that at least some of them must have been produced in the cosmos, and that the fact that the Earthly amino acids have a specific handedness provides an important clue for that explanation. The book discusses several models that purport to explain the handedness, ultimately proposing a new explanation that involves cosmic processing of the amino acids produced in space. The book provides a tour for laypersons that includes a definition of life, the Big Bang, stellar nucleosynthesis, the electromagnetic spectrum, molecules, and supernovae and the particles they produce.

Classical Constructions

Classical Constructions
Author: S. J. Heyworth
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-10-04
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780199218035

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A collection of ground-breaking and scholarly papers on Latin literature by a number of distinguished classicists, produced in memory of Don Fowler, who died in 1999 at the age of 46. The essays are concerned with the reception of the classical world, extending into the realms of modern philosophy, art history, and cultural studies.

The Poetic Image

The Poetic Image
Author: C. Day Lewis
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2011-09-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781448205431

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This book - a most important and original contribution to the literature of interpretative criticism -contains the Clark Lectures delivered at Cambridge University in 1946. Its theme is poetic imagery, not only in its stricter sense of simile, metaphor and image, but in the wider application of the term, by which every good poem is itself a total image made up of a multiplicity of component images. The book is therefore more than an academic study of one aspect of poetic material and technique: it is an investigation into the nature of poetry itself, taking as its clue the belief, as old as Aristotle, that the power of image-making is the one sure sign of poetic genius. Beneath all the manifestations of the poetic image, Mr. Day Lewis traces one principle at work - the ' abiding impulse in every human being to seek order and harmony behind the manifold and the changing'.