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Flickering Light

Author : Christoph Ribbat
ISBN : 9781780231273
Genre : History
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Without neon, Las Vegas might still be a sleepy desert town in Nevada and Times Square merely another busy intersection in New York City. Transformed by the installation of these brightly colored signs, these destinations are now world-famous, representing the vibrant heart of popular culture. But for some, neon lighting represents the worst of commercialism. Energized by the conflicting love and hatred people have for neon, Flickering Light explores its technological and intellectual history, from the discovery of the noble gas in late nineteenth-century London to its fading popularity today. Christoph Ribbat follows writers, artists, and musicians—from cultural critic Theodor Adorno, British rock band the Verve, and artist Tracey Emin to Vladimir Nabokov, Langston Hughes, and American country singers—through the neon cities in Europe, America, and Asia, demonstrating how they turned these blinking lights and letters into metaphors of the modern era. He examines how gifted craftsmen carefully sculpted neon advertisements, introducing elegance to modern metropolises during neon’s heyday between the wars followed by its subsequent popularity in Las Vegas during the 1950s and '60s. Ribbat ends with a melancholy discussion of neon’s decline, describing how these glowing signs and installations came to be seen as dated and characteristic of run-down neighborhoods. From elaborate neon lighting displays to neglected diner signs with unlit letters, Flickering Light tells the engrossing story of how a glowing tube of gas took over the world—and faded almost as quickly as it arrived.

A Flickering Light

Author : Jane Kirkpatrick
ISBN : 0307459292
Genre : Fiction
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Returning to her Midwest roots, award-winning author Jane Kirkpatrick draws a page from her grandmother's photo album to capture the interplay between shadow and light, temptation and faith that marks a woman's pursuit of her dreams. She took exquisite photographs, but her heart was the true image exposed. Fifteen-year-old Jessie Ann Gaebele loves nothing more than capturing a gorgeous Minnesota landscape when the sunlight casts its most mesmerizing shadows. So when F.J. Bauer hires her in 1907 to assist in his studio and darkroom, her dreams for a career in photography appear to find root in reality. With the infamous hazards of the explosive powder used for lighting and the toxic darkroom chemicals, photography is considered a man' s profession. Yet Jessie shows remarkable talent in both the artistry and business of running a studio. She proves less skillful, however, at managing her growing attraction to the very married Mr. Bauer. This luminous coming-of-age tale deftly exposes the intricate shadows that play across every dream worth pursuing–and the irresistible light that beckons the dreamer on. From the Trade Paperback edition.

City Of Flickering Light

Author : Juliette Fay
ISBN : 9781501192937
Genre : Fiction
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Juliette Fay—“one of the best authors of women’s fiction” (Library Journal)—transports us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood and the raucous Roaring Twenties, as three friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the silent screen—perfect for fans of La La Land and Rules of Civility. It’s July 1921, “flickers” are all the rage, and Irene Van Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and comedian Henry Weiss, leap after her, the trio finds their way to the bright lights of Hollywood with hopes of making it big in the burgeoning silent film industry. At first glance, Hollywood in the 1920s is like no other place on earth—iridescent, scandalous, and utterly exhilarating—and the three friends yearn for a life they could only have dreamed of before. But despite the glamour and seduction of Tinseltown, success doesn’t come easy, and nothing can prepare Irene, Millie, and Henry for the poverty, temptation, and heartbreak that lie ahead. With their ambitions challenged by both the men above them and the prejudice surrounding them, their friendship is the only constant through desperate times, as each struggles to find their true calling in an uncertain world. What begins as a quest for fame and fortune soon becomes a collective search for love, acceptance, and fulfillment as they navigate the backlots and stage sets where the illusions of the silver screen are brought to life. With her “trademark wit and grace” (Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murderer’s Daughters), Juliette Fay crafts another radiant and fascinating historical novel as thrilling as the bygone era of Hollywood itself.

The Flickering Light

Author : Robb Chase
ISBN : 1505407761
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Stories 8, 9 and 10 of the series! There is darkness in the hearts of us all, but there is also light. Millaney and her Shrkai sister Sarnay travel to Shrkai territory to discuss the fate of the dragons. They meet Darvin a young man who has been under house arrest for a crime committed when he was but young boy. The Shrkai believe in a strong community bond and that even felony criminals are able to be rehabilitated through fellowship in the community, that their light just needs to be nurtured. Darvin's light has been buried deep for years, until he meets Millaney and not only is his light kindled, but something else that has been dormant in him since the crime. With the return of the dragon clan, the Shrkai are re-entrenched in old beliefs. Humans are still not fully trusted by the Shrkai on the mainland despite years of peace. The balance of the gods is tipped toward chaos as a new goddess ascends and takes her place among the ancient deities. Millaney and her father go from dignitary to fugitive when a Shrkai soldier is found brutally murdered. The "dust of difference" becomes quite visual. The light is the same, but it can only be seen by those who seek it. Darvin and Millaney must team up to battle the god of chaos and the newest goddess to try and save Millaney's father. Will their light be strong enough? Will it even be seen? Or will the dragon clan succeed in starting their war on humanity? How long will the light flicker before it is extinguished?

Flickering Light

Author : Charles Thomas Morgan
ISBN : UVA:X001280728
Genre : Education
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By The Flickering Light So Long Jim

Author : R. Jones
ISBN : 1519189850
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A story of a welsh mining community. The story is based upon the life of Big Jim Davies. As Jim departs this world, his family and friends gather at the Glais rugby club, for the reception after the funeral. As the day turns into a celebration of his life, stories are told about Jim. This book contains the story of Jim, the family man, Jim the staunch union representative and Jim the bare knuckle fighter. Jim along with his three good friends, Tommy, Glyn and Eddie, were the stalwarts of the Glais rugby club, with nobody daring to sit in their seats, in what was known as speakers corner, nor infiltrate their card school. The stories tell of the greyhound and the pork pie, the cakes laced with a secret ingredient and the bare knuckle fight at the fair ground, which left the whole village talking. Any person, or persons who has lived in the Welsh valleys will surely have known someone like Jim Davies, a legend and a gentleman.

Illumination And Visibility Of Radar And Sonar Displays

Author : Robert Heath Brown
ISBN : NAP:16216
Genre : Lighting
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17th International Conference On Biomagnetism Advances In Biomagnetism Biomag 2010 March 28 April 1 2010

Author : Selma Supek
ISBN : 3642121977
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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40th anniversary of "medical uses of SQUID" th It is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 17 International Conference on Biomagnetism – Biomag2010 held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from Sunday, March 28 through Thursday, April 1, 2010. The interdisciplinary field of biomagnetism includes dynamic and evolving SQUID-based technologies offering advanced real-time methods for noninvasive assessments of magnetic signals from the brain, heart and other organs as well as a range of modeling, mathematical and computational methods for functional source localization approaches. Excellent spatial resolution and unique, millisecond, temporal resolution of biomagnetic techniques allow insights into cortical neurodynamics and neurobiological basis of the human brain as well as assessment of heart and other organs functions in health and disease. Biomag2010 will be a great opportunity for an exchange of ideas and presentation of the latest developments in instrumentation, modeling approaches, basic and clinical biomedical studies. We are particularly proud to announce the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first SQUID-based MCG measurements published on April 1, 1970. Since then ''medical uses of SQUID'' were dynamic and growing, including the most recent developments, in combination with a low field MRI, toward a ''direct neuronal imaging''. Dubrovnik, the host city of the Biomag2010, a jewel on the Adriatic, will be a superb and stimulating setting for both scientific and social aspects of this meeting. I am looking forward to hosting you in Dubrovnik, Croatia in spring of 2010.

Cataclysmic Variables And Related Objects

Author : Aneurin Evans
ISBN : 0792341953
Genre : Science
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In 1993 we began to consider the possibility of holding a conference on Catacysmic Variables (CVs) at Keele University. There have been several meetings in the area of CVs recently (e. g. Eilat, Abano-Padova, Capetown). However as preparations for the Keele meeting progressed we realized that, while there had been a number of IAU meetings devoted to related and to peripheral topics (such as IAU Colloquium 122 on Classical Novae in 1989, IAU Colloquium 129 on Accretion Disks in 1990), there had been no IAU-sponsored conferences in the area of cataclysmi/: variables (CVs) for a number of years. We felt therefore that the time was ripe to have an IAU meeting de voted to an overview of CVs and related objects and the SOC organized the conference such that there was an emphasis on invited reviews of the most recent advances in the field. The conference covered both CVs and LMXBs and the inter-relations between them. The meeting was held at a time when powerful satellite observatories, and rapid improvements in ground based instrumentation, had led to many advances in both CV and LMXB research. The conference provided a forum to review observations from ASCA, EUVE, ROSAT, Ginga and the recently-refurbished HST. Photo metric, spectroscopic and polarimetric observations of CVs and LMXBs have thrown new light on the distribution of matter and the nature of the stellar components in these systems.

Led Lighting

Author : T. Q. Khan
ISBN : 9783527670161
Genre : Science
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Promoting the design, application and evaluation of visually and electrically effective LED light sources and luminaires for general indoor lighting as well as outdoor and vehicle lighting, this book combines the knowledge of LED lighting technology with human perceptual aspects for lighting scientists and engineers. After an introduction to the human visual system and current radiometry, photometry and color science, the basics of LED chip and phosphor technology are described followed by specific issues of LED radiometry and the optical, thermal and electric modeling of LEDs. This is supplemented by the relevant practical issues of pulsed LEDs, remote phosphor LEDs and the aging of LED light sources. Relevant human visual aspects closely related to LED technology are described in detail for the photopic and the mesopic range of vision, including color rendering, binning, whiteness, Circadian issues, as well as flicker perception, brightness, visual performance, conspicuity and disability glare. The topic of LED luminaires is discussed in a separate chapter, including retrofit LED lamps, LED-based road and street luminaires and LED luminaires for museum and school lighting. Specific sections are devoted to the modularity of LED luminaires, their aging and the planning and evaluation methods of new LED installations. The whole is rounded off by a summary and a look towards future developments.

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