It is rare for a complete biography of an Australian scientist, particularly of an Australian woman scientist, to be published. It is rarer for such a book to be co-authored by an American. Although scientists have written discourses on the history of their discipline, it is most unusual for a scientist to write a full length biography of a colleague in his ?eld. It is also uncommon for a man to write about an Australian woman scientist; most of the work on Australian women scientists has been done by other women. However, these authors, both distinguished researchers in the ?eld of radio astr- omy, became so interested in the history of their discipline and in the career of the pioneer radio astronomer Ruby Payne-Scott that they spent some years bringing this book to fruition. Until relatively recently, Ruby Payne-Scott had been the only woman scientist mentioned brie?y in histories of Australian science or of Australian radio astronomy. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in these disciplines. Being scientists themselves, the authors explain Payne-Scott’s scienti?c work in detail; therefore, the value and importance of her contributions can, for the ?rst time, be recognised, not only by historians but also by scientists.
In Under the Radar, Ellen Leopold shows how nearly every aspect of our understanding and discussion of cancer bears the imprint of its Cold War entanglement. The current biases toward individual rather than corporate responsibility for rising incidence rates, research that promotes treatment rather than prevention, and therapies that can be patented and marketed all reflect a largely hidden history shaped by the Cold War.
Scott Keen is back in the second of his trilogy, John Crawley's fifth novel, Under The Radar. The globe-trotting reporter has settled down in his mother's home in a small East Texas town, stuck on the side of US 80. Little does he know that the death of a good friend and the return of another friend, an old college buddy, Marshall Tynus, spell trouble for him.Wrapped up in the social unrest which followed the Catholic Bishop's meeting in Dallas on child molestation and a drug cartel trying to find a safe haven to fly in and out of the country, Under The Radar fuses elements of good and evil against elements of power and money. Right and wrong switch sides many times in this cliff hanger. Friends and enemies you met in The House Next Door will reappear, some you thought were dead are still alive, others you thought were evil are trying to redeem themselves with acts of goodness.
Poetry is a relative term these days. It seems anyone with an ax to grind or a rant to rave can get up in a dingy venue and call him/ herself a “poet.” We all know from school days what poetry used to sound like, however, that form has pretty much been abandon and or adapted to fit our times for better or worse. Some still try to hit the mark. In the pages of this volume S.A. Gerber has attempted to put together the best of all worlds. Having been well received reading in poetry cafes from Los Angeles to Seattle to Las Vegas, as well as in several varied Poetry Journals, he has for the first time decided to place some of his work between two covers for readers to access. His work ranges from pointing to the outrage of a changing world to the inner turmoil of self destruction, discovery and possibly... realization. Pulling the scabs off of society’s injustices as well as personal demons... always with the “word.” Some have referred to him as, “the best of the least known’s.” Perhaps this volume will help to shine a little light on the subject. Enjoy.
Tom will test the limits of science to save his family! Tom and his dad are in the park testing out Tom’s new invisibility suit when suddenly a van pulls up—and kidnaps Mr. Swift! Tom is panicked: who would want to abduct his father? A strategy meeting is held and the FBI is called. But things get tricky when it looks like the kidnapping was an inside operation. Despite the FBI’s insistence that Tom stay out of the investigation, Tom and his sister, Sandy, are determined to find their father—and whoever is responsible for taking him, whether it’s TRB, their rivals at FUG, or even the FBI itself!
In today's advertising world, sponsors run the risk of having their message "zapped" by a jaded consumer armed with a remote control. The founders of one of today's hottest agencies analyze and critique some of today's best ad campaigns--that have succeeded in getting "under the radar" of ad-weary consumers.
In The Middle Of The Night, The Sisterhood Is Your Only Hope A Sister’s work is never done—not when there are wrongs to right and underdogs to defend. Just returned to their mountaintop hideaway after their latest successful mission, the seven fearless friends enjoy a celebratory dinner and retire to bed. But within an hour, an alarm sounds, and the ladies rush into the compound in time to see Myra and their mentor, Charles, climbing aboard a helicopter. All that’s left is a mysterious note, signed by Charles. Still reeling, the Sisters receive an urgent call from retired justice Pearl Barnes. Pearl runs an underground railroad to help abused and displaced women, and she’s just rescued fourteen pregnant teenagers who belong to a highly secretive and controversial polygamy sect. But keeping the girls safe will require the kind of help only the Sisterhood can provide—if they can band together and go it alone... Praise for Fern Michaels and her Sisterhood novels… "Revenge is a dish best served with cloth napkins and floral centerpieces…fast-paced…puts poetic justice first."—Publishers Weekly on Payback "Delectable…deliver[s] revenge that’s creatively swift and sweet, Michaels-style." —Publishers Weekly on Hokus Pokus
1961. A squadron of Vulcan aircraft, Britain's most lethal nuclear bomber, flies towards the east coast of the United States. Highly manoeuvrable, the great delta-winged machines are also equipped with state of the art electronic warfare devices that jam American radar systems. Evading the fighters scrambled to intercept them, the British aircraft target Washington and New York, reducing them to smoking ruins. They would have done, at least, if this were not an exercise. This extraordinary raid (which actually took place) opens James Hamilton-Paterson's remarkable novel about the lives of British pilots at the height of the Cold War, when aircrew had to be on call 24 hours a day to fly their nuclear-armed V-bombers to the Western USSR and devastate the lives of millions. This is the story of Squadron-Leader Amos McKenna, a Vulcan pilot who is suffering from desires and frustrations that are tearing his marriage apart and making him question his ultimate loyalties. Relations with the American cousins are tense; the future of the RAF bomber fleet is in doubt. And there is a spy at RAF Wearsby, who is selling secrets to his Russian handlers in seedy East Anglian cafes. A macabre Christmas banquet at which aircrew under intolerable pressures go crazy, with tragic consequences, and a dramatic and disastrous encounter with the Americans in the Libyan desert, are among the high points of a novel that surely conveys the beauty and danger of flying better than any other in recent English literature.
Central state and non-covert surveillance began in earnest at the start of the twentieth century. By the start of the twenty-first century, the UK was one of the most surveilled societies on earth. This groundbreaking volume by Inga Kroener analyses the particular combination of factors that have created this surveillance state. Kroener argues against the inevitability of the rise of CCTV that is so often found in this literature, to map out the early history of CCTV, tracing its development from a tool for education, safety and transport during the 1950s, to one of politics in the 1970s and 1980s, to eventually become a tool of surveillance during the 1990s. Within this analysis, the complex role of the public in 'allowing' the widespread and rapid dissemination of CCTV is discussed and the representation of CCTV in the media is also studied. This volume will be of interest to all scholars working in the fields of surveillance studies; science, technology and society departments; and social historians more generally.
A tour of the nontraditional churches whose ministries are transforming the face of Christianity in North America. In recent years a huge crack has opened up between established, traditional churches and an emerging group of emerging congregations that are identifying the spiritual longings of contemporary culture and are willing to go far out on the limb to address those longings. These congregations, most of which fly under the radar of the established church, are recreating the religious landscape of North America. Those of us who don't know about them soon will. All leaders of Christian congregations would do well to listen to their distinctive witness and learn from it.
Where are the leaders like Jesus? Perhaps they are not where you think they are. In Under the Radar, Douglas Webster lays out a Scriptural challenge to recent trends in church leadership, which are quickly turning pastors into CEOs and their churches into multi-million dollar marketing machines out of touch with their biblical mission. Working from the Gospel of Luke, Doug Webster shows where we've gone wrong and what an authentic Christian leader looks like according to Scripture. Leadership in the name of Jesus, he argues, is different from any other kind of leadership in the world. Nothing the world has to offer comes even close. Jesus turns everything upside down, and inside out, and nothing comes out the same. What's more, to serve Christ often means to fly under public recognition. Here is essential reading for all who would lead the people of God. Douglas D. Webster (Ph.D., St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology) is pastor of First Presbyterian Church in San Diego, California. In addition to teaching courses at Bethel Seminary (San Diego) and Tyndale Seminary (Toronto), Doug has also led pastor training seminars in Ghana and Mongolia. He is the author of several books, including Soulcraft, A Passion for Christ and The Discipline of Surrender.
An old woman is beaten to death. A young girl disappears. Taken on to investigate, private detective Frank Sterling is plunged into a desperate and unconventional flight across eastern England and a race against time. Who are his pursuers, and what secret from the distant past are they trying to suppress? From the gentle landscape of Suffolk to the banks of the Thames and back to his native Kent, Sterling has to face challenges and danger that crop up again and again as he protects his client. And with help to solve his second major case from a range of unexpected sources, he has to confront and adjust his own lazy attitudes in an unfamiliar and confusing social world.
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In this distinctive and timely guide, Arnold Kling, an experienced "Netstrapper" who sold his Internet company for 85 million, reveals how he and so many like him are building enduring Web companies by combining traditional entrepreneurial scrappiness with pragmatic adoption of technologies. These are the businesses--low frills and niche--that the Web was really built for. In this book he shares their success stories. Along the way he provides practical coaching on every important aspect of launching a solid Internet enterprise--from evaluating business ideas to finding the most suitable partners to raising capital. His step-by-step guide will help you map out a robust plan and launch a business that is free from market turbulence and investor control.
Andrea Stappert's photographs make up a sizeable visual archive of the international art scene, which she has been observing with her uncompromising eye since the 1980s.After studying painting, she received her first photography commissions through her association with Martin Kippenberger and has kept returning to the arena of photography ever since.As an artist and not a trained photographer, Stappert uses innovative, very personal means of expression, far removed from the usual set pieces of portrait photography.Under the Radar brings together many previously unpublished images, and provides a detailed view of her comprehensive photographic work.English and German text.
A writer for The New Yorker introduces readers to a surreal, bizarre America, depicting the inside of a cockfighting ring, teenage reporters in a small Texas town, a meeting of obituary writers, the influence of a western Massachusetts diner on its community, and other colorful cultural dimensions of twenty-first-century America. Reprint.
This book presents the underground and self-published works that came out of West Germany during the 1960s. It also shows the international context in which they emerged: not as an anecdotal history but as an attempt to tap into the aesthetic cosmos of a Do-It-Yourself rebellion, one that also challenges us to take a new look at the current boom in independent publishing, the risograph aesthetics, and so on.
When Jared unwittingly steals a top-secret spy drone developed by his father's engineering department, he and his friend Russell find themselves matching wits with the terrorist who was trying to steal the drone himself.

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