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Scanning the Century

Scanning the Century

The Penguin Book of the Twentieth Century in Poetry

  • Author: Peter Forbes
  • Publisher: Puffin
  • ISBN: 9780140588996
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 596
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A collection of poetry written during the twentieth century, grouped in thirty-nine roughly chronological sections, with brief biographies of featured poets.

People of the Century

People of the Century

  • Author: CBS News
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684870932
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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Profiles one hundred of the most influential political leaders, artists, scientists, intellects, tycoons, and heroes of the twentieth century

Scanning the Skies

Scanning the Skies

A History of Tornado Forecasting

  • Author: Marlene Bradford
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806133027
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 220
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Tornadoes, nature's most violent and unpredictable storms, descend from the clouds nearly one thousand times yearly and have claimed eighteen thousand American lives since 1880. However, the U.S. Weather Bureau--fearing public panic and believing tornadoes were too fleeting for meteorologists to predict--forbade the use of the word "tornado" in forecasts until 1938. Scanning the Skies traces the history of today's tornado warning system, a unique program that integrates federal, state, and local governments, privately controlled broadcast media, and individuals. Bradford examines the ways in which the tornado warning system has grown from meager beginnings into a program that protects millions of Americans each year. Although no tornado forecasting program existed before WWII, the needs of the military prompted the development of a severe weather warning system in tornado prone areas. Bradford traces the post-war creation of the Air Force centralized tornado forecasting program and its civilian counterpart at the Weather Bureau. Improvements in communication, especially the increasing popularity of television, allowed the Bureau to expand its warning system further. This book highlights the modern tornado watch system and explains how advancements during the latter half of the twentieth-century--such as computerized data collection and processing systems, Doppler radar, state-of-the-art television weather centers, and an extensive public education program--have resulted in the drastic reduction of tornado fatalities.

The Century

The Century

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  • Publisher: N.A
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The Century

The Century

  • Author: Making of America Project
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine

  • Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland,Richard Watson Gilder
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Crimes and Trials of the Century [2 volumes]

Crimes and Trials of the Century [2 volumes]

  • Author: Frankie Y. Bailey Ph.D.,Steven Chermak Ph.D.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1573569739
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 752
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What do O. J. Simpson, the Lindbergh baby, and Gary Gilmore have in common? They were all the focus of famous crimes and/or trials in the United States. In this two-volume set, historical and contemporary cases that not only shocked the nation but that also became a part of the popular and legal culture of the United States are discussed in vivid, and sometimes shocking, detail. Each chapter focuses on a different crime or trial and explores the ways in which each became famous in its own time. The fascinating cast of characters, the outrageous crimes, the involvement of the media, the actions of the police, and the trials that often surprised combine to offer here one of the most comprehensive sets of books available on the subject of famous U.S. crimes and trials. The public seems fascinated by crime. News and popular media sources provide a steady diet of stories, footage, and photographs about the misfortunes of others in order to satisfy this appetite. Murder, rape, terrorism, gang-related activities, and other violent crimes are staples. Various crime events are presented in the news every day, but most of what is covered is quickly forgotten. In contrast, some crimes left a lasting impression on the American psyche. Some examples include the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City, and the September 11th attacks. These events, and other significant cases, are immediately or on reflection talked about as crimes of the century. They earn this title not only because they generate enormous publicity, but because of their impact on American culture: they help define historical eras, influence public opinion about crime, change legal process, and focus concern about important social issues. They seep into many other shared aspects of social life: public conversation, fiction and nonfiction, songs, poems, films, and folk tales. This set focuses on the many crimes of the century of the last 100 years. In vivid detail, each crime is laid out, the investigation is discussed, the media reaction is described, the trial (if there was one) is narrated, the resolution is explored, and the significance of the case in terms of its social, political, popular, and legal relevance is examined. Illustrations and sidebars are scattered throughout to enliven the text; print and electronic resources for further reading and research are offered for those wishing to dig deeper. Cases include the Scopes Monkey trial, Ted Bundy, Timothy McVeigh, O.J. Simpson, Leopold and Loeb, Fatty Arbuckle, Al Capone, JonBenet Ramsey, the Lacy Peterson murder, Abu Ghraib, Columbine and more.

Crimes and Trials of the Century: From the Black Sox scandal to the Attica prison riots

Crimes and Trials of the Century: From the Black Sox scandal to the Attica prison riots

  • Author: Steven M. Chermak,Frankie Y. Bailey
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 9780313341106
  • Category: Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Page: 340
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Describes some of the most famous crimes and court trials in the United States from 1919 to 2004, including cases involving John Scopes, Alger Hiss, Ted Bundy, O.J. Simpson, and Scott Peterson.

Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century

2100

  • Author: Charlie Pedersen
  • Publisher: Turn of the Century 2100
  • ISBN: 1598003291
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 446
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Stephen Hawking, the theoretical physicist and one of the brightest people on the planet, in apparent frustration, asked Yahoo Answers* in 2006: "In a world that is in chaos politically, socially and environmentally, how can the human race sustain another 100 years?" Turn of the Century: 2100 is a novel of thesuspense;science"faction?¿; and contemporary issues genre that takes us around the planet, and across the centuries, drawing us into our tumultuous times; and to what we're all looking for: Answers.You'll be captured by the story, absorbed into the action and suspense, and compelled by the issues. Yes, be disturbed by the realities and convinced by the facts as the CIA, Interpol, and Science join together to battle international criminals and terrorists who are trying to prevent five (5) oracles from the future reaching the floor of the United Nations General Assembly. The science of quantum physics and the power of positive action make us face what must be done to prevent certain global disaster: seize the power of WE (to the power of infinity).Are you starting to be overwhelmed and frightened by our direction as a society? What did you expect? It's a new century and it's our turn; our Turn of the Century. http://READTOC.COM* Yahoo!Answers is an internet service of Yahoo!, inc. Stephan Hawking, professor and author (A brief History of Time, etc) from Cambridge University, England is not affiliated in any way with this novel, reference by public knowledge / news sources.

The Century Dictionary

The Century Dictionary

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

  • Author: William Dwight Whitney
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Atlases
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Scanning the Hypnoglyph

Scanning the Hypnoglyph

Sleep in Modernist and Postmodern Representation

  • Author: Nathaniel Wallace
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004316213
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 370
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Scanning the Hypnoglyph by Nathaniel Wallace is concerned with the representation of sleep, with emphasis on postmodern verbal art and literature. Theories of subjectivity, narrative, and gender are considered, along with key works relevant for delineating a contemporary genre.

Fight of the Century

Fight of the Century

Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling

  • Author: Patrick Myler
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • ISBN: 1611456452
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 246
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"A rich portrait of Louis, Schmeling, and the era to which they belonged." —Nation

People of the Century

People of the Century

  • Author: CBS News
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0684870932
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 448
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Profiles one hundred of the most influential political leaders, artists, scientists, intellects, tycoons, and heroes of the twentieth century

The Confession of a Child of the Century

The Confession of a Child of the Century

  • Author: Alfred De Musset
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105257886
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The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith

The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith

  • Author: William Dwight Whitney,Benjamin Eli Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Atlases
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The Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary

The Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Atlases
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Graphic Design Basics

Graphic Design Basics

  • Author: Amy E. Arntson
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 113341950X
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 272
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GRAPHIC DESIGN BASICS combines design principles, history, and current technology to present students a comprehensive introduction to the field of graphic design. Keeping pace with rapid changes in the field of design, while maintaining a consistently high academic quality, the text emphasizes design structure, visual perception and digital design, with a wide range of visuals from throughout design history, as well as the latest contemporary illustrations. Each chapter provides assignments with student sample solutions and critique sections to help students apply the concepts and assess their work. This market leader's interwoven combination of concept, history, and practice rarely found in other graphic design texts has been enriched by integrating material specific to digital design. The accompanying Premium Website offers students bonus images, interviews with artists featured in the text, additional projects, studio techniques and research links. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.