A Complete Manual of Amateur Astronomy

Author: P. Clay Sherrod,Thomas L. Koed

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486428208

Category: Science

Page: 319

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Concise, highly readable book discusses the selection, set-up, and maintenance of a telescope; amateur studies of the sun; lunar topography and occultations; observations of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the minor planets and the stars; an introduction to photoelectric photometry; and more. 1981 edition. 124 figures. 26 halftones. 37 tables.

Law & Amateur Sports

Author: Ronald J. Waicukauski

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253137302

Category: Law

Page: 298

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This text considers such topics as the constitutional problem of due process when an athlete, coach, or team is excluded from competition; the primary issues arising in sports injury litigation; legal approaches to sex discrimination in athletics; the regulation of academic standards in intercollegiate athletics; and others.

Amateur Craft

Author: Stephen Knott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472577361

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Amateur Craft provides an illuminating and historically-grounded account of amateur craft in the modern era, from 19th century Sunday painters and amateur carpenters to present day railway modellers and yarnbombers. Stephen Knott's fascinating study explores the curious and unexpected attributes of things made outside standardised models of mass production, arguing that amateur craft practice is 'differential' – a temporary moment of control over work that both departs from and informs our productive engagement with the world. Knott's discussion of the theoretical aspects of amateur craft practice is substantiated by historical case studies that cluster around the period 1850–1950. Looking back to the emergence of the modern amateur, he makes reference to contemporary art and design practice that harnesses or exploits amateur conditions of making. From Andy Warhol to Simon Starling, such artistic interest elucidates the mercurial qualities of amateur craft. Invaluable for students and researchers in art and design, contemporary craft, material culture and social history, Amateur Craft counters both the marginalisation and the glorification of amateur craft practice. It is richly illustrated with 41 images, 14 in colour, including 19th century ephemera and works of contemporary art.

Using Commercial Amateur Astronomical Spectrographs

Author: Jeffrey L. Hopkins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319014420

Category: Science

Page: 286

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Amateur astronomers interested in learning more about astronomical spectroscopy now have the guide they need. It provides detailed information about how to get started inexpensively with low-resolution spectroscopy, and then how to move on to more advanced high-resolution spectroscopy. Uniquely, the instructions concentrate very much on the practical aspects of using commercially-available spectroscopes, rather than simply explaining how spectroscopes work. The book includes a clear explanation of the laboratory theory behind astronomical spectrographs, and goes on to extensively cover the practical application of astronomical spectroscopy in detail. Four popular and reasonably-priced commercially available diffraction grating spectrographs are used as examples. The first is a low-resolution transmission diffraction grating, the Star Analyser spectrograph. The second is an inexpensive fiber optic coupled bench spectrograph that can be used to learn more about spectroscopy. The third is a newcomer, the ALPY 600 spectrograph. The fourth spectrograph considered is at the other end of the market both in performance and cost, the high-resolution Lhires III. While considerably more expensive, this is a popular and excellent scientific instrument, that allows more advanced amateur astronomers to produce scientifically valuable data. With all of these tools in place, the amateur astronomer is well-prepared to forger deeper into the night sky using spectroscopy.

The Cult of the Amateur

Author: Andrew Keen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 185788437X

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 1951


A new, updated edition, with a new foreword of Andrew Keen's witty and provocative polemic against the rise of user-generated content and the anything goes standards of much online publishing, which set the blogosphere and media alight on publication. Dubbed the 'anti-christ' of Silicon Valley and a dot-com apostate Andrew Keen is the leading contemporary critic of the Internet. and The Cult of the Amateur is a scathing attack on the mad utopians of Web 2.0 and the wisdom of the crowd. Keen argues that much of the content filling up YouTube, MySpace, and blogs is just an endless digital forest of mediocrity which, unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters, can alter public debate and manipulate public opinion.

The Amateur Astronomer

Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846282861

Category: Science

Page: 293

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This 2000 Edition of Sir Patrick Moore’s classic book has been completely revised in the light of changes in technology. Not only do these changes include commercially available astronomical telescopes and software, but also what we know and understand about the universe. There are many new photographs and illustrations. Packs a great deal of valuable information into appendices which make up almost half the book. These are hugely comprehensive and provide hints and tips, as well as data (year 2000 onwards) for pretty well every aspect of amateur astronomy. This is probably the only book in which all this information is collected in one place.

AR 25-6 01/03/2014 MILITARY AUXILIARY RADIO SYSTEM AND AMATEUR RADIO PROGRAM , Survival Ebooks

Author: Us Department Of Defense,www.survivalebooks.com,Department of Defense,Delene Kvasnicka,United States Government US Army,United States Army,Department of the Army,U. S. Army,Army,DOD,The United States Army

Publisher: Delene Kvasnicka www.survivalebooks.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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Amateur Radio Pedestrian Mobile Handbook: Second Edition

Author: Edward Breneiser

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1312002190

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 270

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If you plan to operate a ham radio pedestrian mobile station, this is the book for you! This handbook will guide you through all phases of designing, building and operating your PM station. This is the second edition of my handbook. You will notice some changes from the first edition. The first change is in the battery chapter as most of the charging information has been deleted from that chapter. The chapter on Military Radios has also been deleted from the text. There are numerous books on this subject. I have also added a chapter on tuning your PM station and another chapter on weather and the environment. I have also included a new chapter on what most people call, "Apps." With the explosion of mobile devices in society, hams now also use their smart devices at home and most other places they visit. I've added some cool apps for use out in the great outdoors. Also look at the new chapter I added on stretching.

Newnes Amateur Radio Computing Handbook

Author: Joe Pritchard

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483106098

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 374

View: 4067


Newnes Amateur Radio Computing Handbook discusses the applications of computers in amateur radio and short wave listening. The book is comprised of 16 chapters that deal with the various concerns in amateur radio computing. The coverage of the text includes equipment, such as packet slow scan television (SSTV) and facsimile (FAX), packet radio, and commercial decoding equipment. The book also discusses the software used in amateur radio, such as satellite and geographical software, logkeeping and QSL software, and software for electronic design. The text will be of great use to individuals who want to utilize their computer in short wave radio listening.