Reflections on Space

At the time of the agreement , it was widely believed that DoD was going to allow a sizable Air Force participation in Project Gemini and that there would ...

Reflections on Space

Author: United States Air Force Academy



Page: 345

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Contents: The challenge of space exploration Space and its impact on the United States The United States space effort: The cost and wisdom of the space race The space effort of the U.S.S.R. The military application of space International law and cooperation in outer space (Author).

Introduction to Wave Physics

Consequently, the absence of side lobes is desirable because any sizable reflections are known to have been produced by objects located somewhere along the ...

Introduction to Wave Physics

Author: Anthony L. Gerig, Ph.D.

Publisher: Anthony L Gerig


Page: 200

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Introduction to Wave Physics is a textbook that was developed out of a one-semester college course on Waves and Optics. It is designed to prepare the reader for work, research, or further study in areas that require a strong foundation in wave phenomena. It is therefore intended to be comprehensive and includes chapters on interference, reflection and transmission, cavities and waveguides, radiation, diffraction and scattering. It proceeds from simple to complex, employing one-dimensional waves to introduce major concepts in the first chapter, and extending each of those concepts to three dimensions in subsequent chapters for rectangular, spherical and cylindrical coordinates. Both scalar and vector waves are addressed, using acoustic waves as the primary example of the former and electromagnetic waves as the primary example of the latter.

Health Food and Social Inequality

(2008) Sizable Reflections: Big Women Living Full Lives, London: Women's Press. Boyce, T., Robertson, R. and Dixon, A. (2008) Commissioning and Behaviour ...

Health  Food and Social Inequality

Author: Carolyn Mahoney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317625757

Page: 276

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Health, Food and Social Inequality investigates how vast amounts of consumer data are used by the food industry to enable the social ranking of products, food outlets and consumers themselves, and how this influences food consumption patterns. This book supplies a fresh social scientific perspective on the health consequences of poor diet. Shifting the focus from individual behaviour to the food supply and the way it is developed and marketed, it discusses what is known about the shaping of food behaviours by both social theory and psychology. Exploring how knowledge of social identities and health beliefs and behaviours are used by the food industry, Health, Food and Social Inequality outlines, for example, how commercial marketing firms supply food companies with information on where to locate snack and fast foods whilst also advising governments on where to site health services for those consuming such foods disproportionately. Giving a sociological underpinning to Nudge theory while simultaneously critiquing it in the context of diet and health, this book explores how social class is an often overlooked factor mediating both individual dietary practice and food marketing strategies. This innovative volume provides a detailed critique of marketing and food industry practices and places class at the centre of diet and health. It is suitable for scholars in the social sciences, public health and marketing.

Kingship in the Mycenaean World and its reflections in the Oral Tradition

to the plan of the House of Shields.198 This similarity can perhaps be seen most clearly in the eastern building of the large central compound (Building K, ...

Kingship in the Mycenaean World and its reflections in the Oral Tradition

Author: Ione Mylonas Shear

Publisher: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory)

ISBN: 1623030811

Page: 120

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Section 508 Compliant During the last few decades, there has been great interest in the problems of defining the extent and nature of kingship in the Mycenaean world. Questions concerning the degree of economic and religious power held by the king have been given special emphasis. This book surveys the conclusions drawn by individual scholars studying the Linear B tablets, contrasts their theories with our knowledge of the Mycenaean kingdoms as derived from the archaeological record, and finally compares this evidence with possible reflections in the oral tradition, specifically in the Iliad and Odyssey . This approach leads to the suggestion that the king in the Mycenaean period had only limited power over the society and its economy. Although the king appears to have controlled a large segment of the economy, it is argued here that other individuals and family groups within the kingdom also had a certain degree of economic independence.

Introduction to Subsurface Imaging

... imaging systems since reflection or scattering therefrom may be too weak. ... be an effective technique when there are no sizable reflections that can ...

Introduction to Subsurface Imaging

Author: Bahaa Saleh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139495348


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Describing and evaluating the basic principles and methods of subsurface sensing and imaging, Introduction to Subsurface Imaging is a clear and comprehensive treatment that links theory to a wide range of real-world applications in medicine, biology, security and geophysical/environmental exploration. It integrates the different sensing techniques (acoustic, electric, electromagnetic, optical, x-ray or particle beams) by unifying the underlying physical and mathematical similarities, and computational and algorithmic methods. Time-domain, spectral and multisensor methods are also covered, whilst all the necessary mathematical, statistical and linear systems tools are given in useful appendices to make the book self-contained. Featuring a logical blend of theory and applications, a wealth of color illustrations, homework problems and numerous case studies, this is suitable for use as both a course text and as a professional reference.

Reflections of a Cold Warrior

Large operations constitute a special category, both because it is difficult to maintain secrecy about them and because their compromise, if and when it ...

Reflections of a Cold Warrior

Author: Richard M. Bissell

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300064306

Page: 268

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Forfatterens oplevelser og betragtninger som højt placeret embedsmand i den amerikanske administration - her udenrigspolitikken og internationale forhold.

Reflections of a Whale watcher

As we headed out for the deep water of the Pacific , a large cruise ship entered the bay . Looking more like an ocean liner than a whale - watching vessel ...

Reflections of a Whale watcher

Author: Michelle A. Gilders

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253209573

Page: 269

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The author recounts her experiences observing grey and blue whales in the Gulf of California, off Baja California

Selected Papers of Lawrence R Klein Theoretical Reflections and Econometric Applications

In this event, a sufficiently large multiplicand will make the product (of multiplier and multiplicand) a sizable quantity.

Selected Papers of Lawrence R Klein  Theoretical Reflections and Econometric Applications

Author: Kanta Marwah

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814499234

Page: 708

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This volume contains selected papers of Lawrence R Klein in economics, econometric theory and applications in modeling, forecasting, macroeconomic analysis, international economics and public policy. Nobel Laureate Lawrence Klein's bibliography spans a half-century, including books, articles, and chapters in conference proceedings, festschriften, and thematic books. One such volume of solely scientific collections, mainly from his relatively early articles, has already been published. The present volume is different, it includes some articles, but largely chapters, or book excerpts that were mostly written since 1980, the approximate cut-off date of the prior volume, and the year of his Nobel Prize. Also, it includes things that were published in very limited or obscure editions. Thus it provides a more complete picture of his scholarly career and his current reflections on the state of economic science. All these writings are in the vanguard of thinking about economics in a global domain. The thirty-five-plus selections are organized in five parts, by major themes. An editorial commentary introduces each part. The introductory chapters include Klein's autobiographical research commentary, and his professional life philosophy. Contents: Introduction to the Series:More on “Forty Years of ‘Rigorous Observational Positivism’” and Years Beyond (K Marwah)An Autobiographical Research Commentary, Continued (L R Klein)My Professional Life Philosophy (L R Klein)Economic Theory ReconsiderationsEconometric Models and MethodologyApplied EconometricsPolicy FormulationClosing ReflectionsIndex Readership: Graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, and researchers in macroeconomic theory & analysis, econometric models, methodology & applications, forecasting, public policy and international economics. keywords:Macroeconomics: Theory, Policy Formation, Reconsiderations;Macroeconometric Models: Methodology, Forecasting, Debate, Prospects;International Economics: Capital Flows, Exchange Rates;Expectations

Reflections on the University Scene

Thirdly, in our country colleges and universities can also be wealthy foundations as well as large enterprises that use their resources for a wide range of ...

Reflections on the University Scene

Author: William J. Adams

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469107333

Page: 378

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Reflections on the University Scene presents a sample of ideas, thoughts, and points of view, intimate to the university scene. They include the nature of the university, governance, limits of dissent, academic freedom, tenure, collective bargaining, liberal education, admissions, higher education and high-tech, and memorable teachers and teaching.

Mirror Reflections Mirages

When asked why some of these big shots had not been criminally indicted, Spitzer replied that he was not out to destroy large well established companies; ...

Mirror Reflections     Mirages

Author: Alex Saliba

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1412033292

Page: 230

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The new concept of preemptive wars has generated much debate, and controversy, on each side of the divide. What impact could it have in aggravating world instability? Is it acceptable? Is it even moral or legal? Many reports and statements are presented and discussed, as to why the war on Iraq was launched, the occupation of that country, and the quagmire of post-war in Iraq that we hear about almost daily! America's good will amongst our friends has been squandered, and its foreign policy, according to many outsiders, has been uneven and capricious. Thus, in recent debates it has been suggested by some, that this indeed has caused civil unrest in many parts of the world, and may have actually increased terrorism. Many knowledgeable persons have argued that trumpeting democracy at the point of a gun, through violence, has not worked well in the past; and the US is doing more of the same. This is tragic! We have not learned much from the lessons of history -- some of the social experiences are presented both for the developed nations, and those less fortunate: the overall economy, education, health care, poverty and discrimination, pollution, injustices and civil rights, the enormous expenditures on the military and on weapons of destruction, the precarious state of democracy etc., as well as proposals to strengthen the UN. The sources for these collected data include, politicians, newscasters, writers, guest speakers, lecturers, and other personalities, in newspapers, magazines on television, and on the Internet. The search continues for that elusive peace in our world today, and especially in the Middle East. The role of America in the general scheme of things needs to be better defined; as many have stated that we have been following the wrong path.

Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco

... circles the lowest edge of the mountains and which is marked by a series of large springs which water sizable gardens , orchards , and olive groves .

Reflections on Fieldwork in Morocco

Author: Paul Rabinow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520035294

Page: 170

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Rarely have anthropologists regarded fieldwork as a serious object of study, although it is tacitly accepted as their major activity. How valid is the process? To what extent are the cultural data an artifact of the interaction between anthropologist and informants? Rabinow takes the view that fieldwork is an independent cultural activity, valuable in its own right and worthy of narrative report.

Reflections on the Cliometrics Revolution

It would be unusual if any new sizable upswing were not participated in by every group. But of course the recent growth in income inequality may mean less ...

Reflections on the Cliometrics Revolution

Author: John S. Lyons

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135993602

Page: 512

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This volume marks fifty years of an innovative approach to writing economic history often called "The Cliometrics Revolution." The book presents memoirs of personal development, intellectual lives and influences, new lines of historical research, long-standing debates, a growing international scholarly community, and the contingencies that guide and re-direct academic careers. In conversation with cliometricians of the next generation, 25 pioneering scholars reflect on changes in the practice of economic history they have observed and have helped to bring about, examining the rise of Western economies and their economic interrelationships, and the impact of modern economic growth on human health, mortality and even happiness. The conversations presented here are engaging, informative and – more often than one might expect – humorous. Together with a framework provided by the editors, they tell a tale of how cliometricians, their allies and their critics, have helped to transform what we know about the economic past.

Reflections of Love Four Historical Romances

She asked him first, not wishing to appear too forward, but when he offered her the glass of water, she drank it in three large gulps.

Reflections of Love  Four Historical Romances

Author: Doreen Milstead

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1365341976


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The Overweight Fish Seller From Maine - An overweight woman from Maine is tired of running her father’s fish selling shop and spending her days hacking off fish heads, so she decides to take a chance on love and travels to California and a rancher with three children. The Woman With The Divided Face - A woman has known only the circus sideshow her whole life, because her parents sold her to the owners when she was three years old. Half her face is white and half black. Doubting That She’ll Be More Than Just A Friends - An Englishwoman leaves England for what she assumes will be a loveless marriage as all that they had agreed to was to care for her rancher, look after his home, and respect each other – but it didn’t include love. A Big Surprise For The Arizona Rancher - A woman from an upper class English family decides to become a mail order bride to an Arizona rancher, but is shocked when she realizes the potentially harsh life ahead on the days-long journey to his remote ranch by oxcart.

Singapore s Economic Development

Such a large accumulation of budgetary assets substantially increases the ... is made 116 Singapore's Economic Development: Retrospection and Reflections.

 Singapore  s Economic Development

Author: Linda Y C Lim

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814723487

Page: 332

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' Singapore is known internationally for its successful economic development. Key to its economic successes is a variety of policies put into place over the past 50 years since its independence. Singapore''s Economic Development: Retrospection and Reflections provides a retrospective analysis of independent Singapore''s economic development, from the perspective of different policy domains each considered by different expert scholars in that particular field. The book is written by academic economists in a style that is accessible to non-experts. Each chapter includes reviews of past scholarship, current data on each policy area, and reflections on required or desirable future policy changes and outcomes. By examining the evolution of past and current policies which combined to make Singapore''s development a success and exploring emerging developmental challenges, Singapore''s Economic Development: Retrospection and Reflections gives readers a better understanding of Singapore''s economic trajectory and future. Contents:Fifty Years of Development in the Singapore Economy: An Introductory Review (Linda Y C Lim)Governance and Economic Change in Singapore (Lee Soo Ann)Lessons of Singapore''s Development for Other Developing Economies (Tilak Abeysinghe)The Role of the State in Singapore: Pragmatism in Pursuit of Growth (Tan Kim Song and Manu Bhaskaran)Monetary Policy and Financial Sector Development (Peter Wilson)Public Financial Management in Singapore: Key Characteristics and Prospects (Mukul G Asher, Azad Singh Bali and Chang Yee Kwan)Labor, Productivity and Singapore''s Development Model (Pang Eng Fong and Linda Y C Lim)Globalization and Regionalization: Singapore''s Trade and FDI (Chia Siow Yue)Singapore''s Demographic Transition, the Labor Force and Government Policies: The Last 50 Years (Yap Mui Teng and Christopher Gee)Singapore''s Housing Policies: Responding to the Challenges of Economic Transitions (Sock-Yong Phang)Adding a Basic Pillar to the Central Provident Fund System: An Actuarial Analysis (Ngee-Choon Chia)Being Poor in a Rich "Nanny State": Developments in Singapore Social Welfare (Irene Y H Ng)Energy and Environmental Policy (Youngho Chang)About the Contributors Readership: General readers, researchers and academics alike who are interested in Singapore''s economics and development since its independence. Key Features:It is a multi-author volume covering different policy areas all focused on economic development, thus providing both depth and breadth. The authors are all established senior Singaporean or Singapore-based scholars known for their expertise in the specific policy area each addressesIt provides both a comprehensive historical overview and an up-to-date contemporary analysisIt identifies not only the well-known successes of the past but also the challenges of the present and future now that Singapore is an ageing, affluent, mature economy, identifying limitations of past and current policies and suggesting possible changesKeywords:Singapore;Economy;Development'

Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

... their evangelical and Pentecostal counterparts faced increasing scrutiny in the mid-2000s, for their large congregations and sizable economic capital— ...

Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Author: Justin K.H. Tse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349948462

Page: 184

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This book gathers the voices of four local Hong Kong theologians to reflect on the 2014 democracy protests in the city from the perspectives of Catholic social teaching, feminist and queer intersectionality, Protestant liberation, and textual exegesis. The volume also includes an extended primer on Hong Kong politics to aid readers as they reflect on the theology underlying the democracy protests. September 28, 2014 is known as the day that political consciousness in Hong Kong began to shift. As police fired eighty-seven volleys of tear gas at protesters demanding “genuine universal suffrage” in Hong Kong, the movement (termed the “Umbrella Movement”) ignited a polarizing set of debates over civil disobedience, government collusion with private interests, and democracy. The Umbrella Movement was also a theological watershed moment, a time for religious reflection. This book analyzes the role that religion played in shaping the course of this historic movement.

Zen Brain Reflections

This more sizable ''extended'' amygdala might seem in keeping with our greater interest in understanding its complex physiological roles.

Zen Brain Reflections

Author: James H. Austin

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262260379

Page: 616

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A sequel to the popular Zen and the Brain further explores pivotal points of intersection in Zen Buddhism, neuroscience, and consciousness, arriving at a new synthesis of information from both neuroscience research and Zen studies. This sequel to the widely read Zen and the Brain continues James Austin's explorations into the key interrelationships between Zen Buddhism and brain research. In Zen-Brain Reflections, Austin, a clinical neurologist, researcher, and Zen practitioner, examines the evolving psychological processes and brain changes associated with the path of long-range meditative training. Austin draws not only on the latest neuroscience research and new neuroimaging studies but also on Zen literature and his personal experience with alternate states of consciousness. Zen-Brain Reflections takes up where the earlier book left off. It addresses such questions as: how do placebos and acupuncture change the brain? Can neuroimaging studies localize the sites where our notions of self arise? How can the latest brain imaging methods monitor meditators more effectively? How do long years of meditative training plus brief enlightened states produce pivotal transformations in the physiology of the brain? In many chapters testable hypotheses suggest ways to correlate normal brain functions and meditative training with the phenomena of extraordinary states of consciousness. After briefly introducing the topic of Zen and describing recent research into meditation, Austin reviews the latest studies on the amygdala, frontotemporal interactions, and paralimbic extensions of the limbic system. He then explores different states of consciousness, both the early superficial absorptions and the later, major "peak experiences." This discussion begins with the states called kensho and satori and includes a fresh analysis of their several different expressions of "oneness." He points beyond the still more advanced states toward that rare ongoing stage of enlightenment that is manifest as "sage wisdom." Finally, with reference to a delayed "moonlight" phase of kensho, Austin envisions novel links between migraines and metaphors, moonlight and mysticism. The Zen perspective on the self and consciousness is an ancient one. Readers will discover how relevant Zen is to the neurosciences, and how each field can illuminate the other.

Reflections of a Wondering Jew

The paucity of sizable rivers indicates the moderate rainfall and consequently limited vegetation as well as the great importance of wells.

Reflections of a Wondering Jew

Author: Morris Cohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351494287

Page: 186

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Much as he considered himself a philosopher, Morris Raphael Cohen was also immersed in the machinery of social life. From his first years of "engagement" as a volunteer teacher in Thomas Davidson's school for working-class people, to his last as professor of philosophy at New York's City College and at the University of Chicago, he constantly sought to understand the underlying assumptions of human behavior.The studies Cohen gathered together for Reflections of a Wondering Jew are an indication of representative achievements of his life. He was deeply involved in the experience of the American Jewish community, and much of his work here consists of an inquiry into and analysis of specifically Jewish affairs. Some of his most valuable contributions to American thought and maturity are those that were never included in standard philosophical efforts. His work and scholarship provide foundations for the field of human problems and the history of ideas. These lectures illuminated the way forward in so many of our crisis years.There is a certain tragedy to the fact that for many decades Morris Raphael Cohen had hoped to organize and put into systematic form his literary reflections on Jewish problems and American liberalism. Towards the end of his life, he faced the realization that many of his intended writings would never reach fruition. Though this volume may not be quite what Cohen intended, it is a product of a mature giant in American intellectual history.

Theological Reflection Methods 2nd Edition

A sizable literature has developed in this area of work, reflecting a growing body of research and teaching material (Bass, Cahalan, Miller-McLemore, ...

Theological Reflection  Methods  2nd Edition

Author: Elaine Graham

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 033405611X

Page: 300

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Theological Reflections: Methods, offers a comprehensive collection of models of theological reflection. By bringing this diverse collection together in one place, the editors create a unique reference work that allows a clear and visible contrast and comparison as each model is treated formally and in a standard format. Throughout each chapter the distinguishing features of the model are examined, the geneology and origins are discussed, worked examples of the model applied to contemporary theology are provided, and critical commentary, future trends and exercises and questions are provided. Now firmly established as an essential text on theological reflection, this new edition has been revised and updated with a new introduction, updated examples, and refreshed bibliographies