Brightness Falls

Brightness Falls captures lives-in-the-making: men and women confronting their sudden middle-age with wit and low behaviour, fear and confusion, and, just occasionally, a little honesty and decency.

Author: Jay McInerney

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408854471

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Corrine Calloway is a young stockbroker on Wall Street, her husband Russell an underpaid but ambitious publishing editor. The happily married couple head into New York's 1980s gold rush where prospects and money seem to be flying everywhere, and the best and the brightest vie with the worst and most craven for riches, fame and the love of beautiful people. But the Calloways soon find out that what goes up must come crashing down, both on Wall Street and at home. Brightness Falls captures lives-in-the-making: men and women confronting their sudden middle-age with wit and low behaviour, fear and confusion, and, just occasionally, a little honesty and decency.
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Brightness Falls from the Air

James Tiptree, Jr. James LIPTREE, IR BRIGHTNESS FALL FRONM THE AIR | G. A. T E w A y o E S S E N T A L' s Brightness Falls from the Air James Tiptree, Jr. www.sfgateway.com. Front Cover.

Author: James Tiptree, Jr.

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575124028

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Sixteen humans have come together on Damien, a distant world where once, dreams were stolen and atrocities took place. They have gathered to view the last rising of a manmade nova, the testament to a war none can forget. Soon, time will warp and masks will fall. Soon, violence will erupt anew - along with treachery, horror, murder, release and love. Soon, some will find justice . . . and others, judgement. Soon. Now, sixteen humans have gathered - to await the light of the Murdered Star.
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Brightness Falls from the Air

The arrival of an odd assortment of suspicious tourists on the planet Damiem parallels the final moves in a twenty-year-old interplanetary war that ends in the destruction of a star

Author: James Tiptree

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0812556259

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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The arrival of an odd assortment of suspicious tourists on the planet Damiem parallels the final moves in a twenty-year-old interplanetary war that ends in the destruction of a star
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Foundations of Astronomy

Ifyou double the distance to a light source, its brightness falls by a factor of 22, or 4 times. If you triple the distance, the brightness falls by a factor of 32, which equals 9 times. In other words, the flux of light reaching you is ...

Author: Michael A. Seeds

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133711100

Category: Science

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Fascinating, engaging, and extremely visual, Foundations of Astronomy Twelth Edition emphasizes the scientific method throughout as it guides students to answer two fundamental questions: What are we? And how do we know? Updated with the newest developments and latest discoveries in the exciting study of astronomy, authors Michael Seeds and Dana Backman discuss the interplay between evidence and hypothesis, while providing not only fact but also a conceptual framework for understanding the logic of science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Volcano and After

Brightness falls from the air said the old woman like Bach's cello concerto played by Pablo Casals traveling the universe gently like deep blue dust I call it evening Brightness falls from the air said the dark red tulip and when it ...

Author: Alicia Suskin Ostriker

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 9780822987819

Category: Poetry

Page: 214

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Alicia Suskin Ostriker’s passionate voice has long been acknowledged as a vital force in American poetry. From urgent spiritual quest to biting political satire, from elegy to comedy, from celebration of the city street and the world “as a paradise might be / if we had eyes to see,” to the “crack in earth . . . crack in her mind,” from brilliant evocations of art and music to mother-daughter wrestlings, Ostriker’s poetry rings with insistence on beauty and truth. Drawing from six of her previous books, and highlighting a sequence of bold new poems exploring the challenges and absurdities of aging, The Volcano and After is a masterpiece for our time. OLD WOMAN AT THE RIVER On the bank of the river I slide inside my sleeping bag sleep is good if I am not kept awake by coughing the sound of the water soothes time passes and does not pass when I am better I will sit and meditate for a while there may be birds to listen to then I will step down the bank and put my naked foot in the water which will shock at first, being so cold, so swift.
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Two Great Novels

Gollancz is delighted to present them together in this omnibus edition: UP THE WALLS OF THE WORLD A secret US navy research project is founded to investigate the existence of paranormal powers, bringing together a variety of men and women ...

Author: James Tiptree, Jr.

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473203112

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon - better known to the world as science fiction writer James Tiptree, Jr - produced just two novels, in a glittering but tragically short career. Gollancz is delighted to present them together in this omnibus edition: UP THE WALLS OF THE WORLD A secret US navy research project is founded to investigate the existence of paranormal powers, bringing together a variety of men and women who have shown indications of telepathic ability. As a result of the experiment they make mental contact with the Tyrenni, strange alien beings resembling winged squids who dwell in the upper atmosphere of their tempestuous world. The aliens' world, Tyree, is being threatened by a huge being, the Destroyer, which is moving inexorably towards them, obliterating whole solar systems in its path. When the Tyrenni realise that it threatens to exterminate life on Tyree, they are forced into the decision - contrary to all their moral beliefs - to take over the bodies of their human contacts in order to preserve their race. BRIGHTNESS FALLS FROM THE AIR Sixteen humans have come together on Damien, a distant world where once, dreams were stolen and atrocities took place. They have gathered to view the last rising of a manmade nova, the testament to a war none can forget. Soon, time will warp and masks will fall. Soon, violence will erupt anew - along with treachery, horror, murder, release and love. Soon, some will find justice . . . and others, judgement. Soon. Now, sixteen humans have gathered - to await the light of the Murdered Star.
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Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras

Because the F-number acts as a square, as discussed earlier, the brightness (image plane brightness) falls to one fourth that of an image of a very distant object. The image plane brightness Ei can be expressed using Equation 2.9, ...

Author: Junichi Nakamura

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351836975

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Shrinking pixel sizes along with improvements in image sensors, optics, and electronics have elevated DSCs to levels of performance that match, and have the potential to surpass, that of silver-halide film cameras. Image Sensors and Signal Processing for Digital Still Cameras captures the current state of DSC image acquisition and signal processing technology and takes an all-inclusive look at the field, from the history of DSCs to future possibilities. The first chapter outlines the evolution of DSCs, their basic structure, and their major application classes. The next few chapters discuss high-quality optics that meet the requirements of better image sensors, the basic functions and performance parameters of image sensors, and detailed discussions of both CCD and CMOS image sensors. The book then discusses how color theory affects the uses of DSCs, presents basic image processing and camera control algorithms and examples of advanced image processing algorithms, explores the architecture and required performance of signal processing engines, and explains how to evaluate image quality for each component described. The book closes with a look at future technologies and the challenges that must be overcome to realize them. With contributions from many active DSC experts, Image Sensors and Image Processing for Digital Still Cameras offers unparalleled real-world coverage and opens wide the door for future innovation.
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Brightness Falls from the Air

A stirring true story of courage, love, tragedy, and sacrifice set amid a world at war

Author: Birch Hotz

Publisher:

ISBN: 1438222157

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 152

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A stirring true story of courage, love, tragedy, and sacrifice set amid a world at war
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Classical Constructions

The last Wve words here, translating Homer's ïPæÆíüŁåí ä 1⁄4æ ðåææÜaç 1⁄4óðåôïò ÆNŁÞæ,64 are taken from Thomas Nashe's poem, 'Adieu, farewell, earth's bliss' (15–21): Beauty is but a Xower Which wrinkles will devour; Brightness falls ...

Author: S. J. Heyworth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199218035

Category: Literary Criticism

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A collection of ground-breaking and scholarly papers on Latin literature by a number of distinguished classicists, produced in memory of Don Fowler, who died in 1999 at the age of 46. The essays are concerned with the reception of the classical world, extending into the realms of modern philosophy, art history, and cultural studies.
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