Close to the Ground

Close to the Ground

Angel #4 Close to the Ground.

Author: Jeff Mariotte

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743432827

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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Even if it takes an eternity, he will make amends... "MORTAL WEAKNESS" Greed. Fear. Anger. All, technically, human emotions. But Angel's a demon, not a saint, and he's not immune to human emotions. So when big-shot Hollywood studio head Jack Willitts offers him huge sums of cash in exchange for guarding his overprivileged daughter, Karinna, the Dark Avenger takes the gig. After all, as Cordy and Doyle point out eagerly -- there's rent to pay. And Willitts can certainly foot the bill. After accompanying Karinna to several trendy nightspots, Angel writes her off as a spoiled brat. Cordy thinks Angel's too personally involved in the case, but the situation is worse than they suspect. Karinna's in trouble and suddenly Angel and company are being pursued by an unidentifiable creature, bent on destroying everything between it and what it wants most in the world. Before long, Angel finds himself trapped within a supernatural struggle for power, fame...and immortality.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Climate Near the Ground

The Climate Near the Ground

Their clothes were flapping about vigorously, and they had to hold on tightly to
their hats. They had great difficulty in keeping [on] their feet." The optical effects
associated with superheated layers of air close to the ground will be discussed in
 ...

Author: Rudolf Geiger

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742518574

Category: Social Science

Page: 584

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This revised and updated edition of Rudolf Geiger's classic text provides a clear and vivid description of the surface microclimate, its physical basis, and its interactions with the biosphere. The book explains the principles of microclimatology and illustrates how they apply to a wide array of subfields. Those new to the field will find it especially valuable as a guide to understanding and quantifying the vast and ever-increasing literature on the subject. Designed as an introductory text for students in environmental science, this book will also be an essential reference for scientists seeking a clear understanding of the nature and physical basis of the climate near the ground, and its interactions with the biosphere.
Categories: Social Science

Parker s Keep Close to the Ground

Parker s Keep Close to the Ground

When we want them we go along the row and where the ground is cracked pull
them out . The fall Irish potatoes , planted Aug . 7th are up but will not grow much
until cooler weather . In July we ate about 75 watermelons ; they cost three hours
 ...

Author: Prescott Alphonso Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064571972

Category: Land use

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Categories: Land use

Extreme Close Up Photography and Focus Stacking

Extreme Close Up Photography and Focus Stacking

To begin with it needs to get very close to the ground when field stacking. For
decades the tripod of choice for macro photographers has been the range of
Benbo units. They can take some getting used to as they operate differently from
other ...

Author: Julian Cremona

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847977205

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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This practical book explains what is meant by macro photography and how to get even closer to your subject: not just a close-up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. The techniques described explore ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine or from freshwater. All the key elements to achieve extreme close-ups are built in a clear way, for both outdoor and studio use, and special attention is given to focus stacking, with both software and further enhancements covered. Topics covered include an explanation of the equipment and techniques needed to gain extreme close-ups; advice on different lighting and support equipment, including the practicalities of tanks and aquatic organisms; suggestions on how to achieve sharpness, detail and ultimate depth of field; and coverage of all aspects of focus stacking with ideas for improvement. Step-by-step examples cover a wide range of wildlife. Superbly illustrated with 219 colour photographs.
Categories: Photography

Aerodynamics of a Lifting System in Extreme Ground Effect

Aerodynamics of a Lifting System in Extreme Ground Effect

The inner flow in the vicinity of the gap under the tip of the wing and the ground
was considered in stretched variables and ... investigate the performance of lifting
surfaces close to the ground with application to the aerodynamics of racing cars .

Author: Kirill V. Rozhdestvensky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540662774

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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This book is dedicated to the memory of a distinguished Russian engineer, Rostislav E. Alexeyev, who was the first in the world to develop the largest ground effect machine - Ekranoplan. One of Alexeyev's design concepts with the aerodynamic configuration of a jlying wing can be seen on the front page. The book presents a description of a mathematical model of flow past a lifting system, performing steady and unsteady motions in close proximity to the underlying solid surface (ground). This case is interesting for practical purposes because both the aerodynamic and the economic efficiency of the system near the ground are most pronounced. Use of the method of matched asymptotic expansions enables closed form solutions for the aerodynamic characteristics of the wings-in-ground effect. These can be used for design, identification, and processing of experimental data in the course of developing ground effect vehicles. The term extreme ground effect, widely used through out the book, is associated with very small relative ground clearances of the order of 10% or less. The theory of a lifting surface, moving in immediate proximity to the ground, represents one of the few limiting cases that can be treated analytically. The author would like to acknowledge that this work has been influenced by the ideas of Professor Sheila E. Widnall, who was the first to apply the matched asymptotics techniques to treat lifting flows with the ground effect. Saint Petersburg, Russia February 2000 Kirill V. Rozhdestvensky Contents 1. Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Case studies in the development of close air support

Case studies in the development of close air support

The introduction of airplanes to warfare led almost from the first to their
application in close support of ground forces. The earliest attempts at influencing
the outcome of a ground battle from the air were limited by the fragility of the craft
engaged ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428992986

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The Woodlands Or a Treatise on the Preparing Ground for Planting on the Planting of Forest Trees and Underwoods Etc

The Woodlands  Or  a Treatise on the Preparing Ground for Planting  on the Planting     of Forest Trees and Underwoods  Etc

Now , there , fore , the ground having been kept perfectly clear of weeds , they
ought to be cut down , with a sharp knife , nearly close to the ground . ve a 432.
This will cause new shoots to come up from them , which will go up straight ; and
 ...

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019657645

Category: Forests and forestry

Page:

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Categories: Forests and forestry

The woodlands or A treatise on the preparing of ground for planting on the planting c of forest trees and underwoods

The woodlands  or  A treatise on the preparing of ground for planting  on the planting   c   of forest trees and underwoods

Now , therefore , the ground having been kept perfectly clear of weeds , they
ought to be cut down , with a sharp knife , nearly close to the ground . 432 . This
will cause new shoots to come up from them , which will go up straight ; and you
must ...

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600010522

Category: Forests and forestry

Page:

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Categories: Forests and forestry

The Woodlands Or A Treatise on the Preparing of Ground for Planting on the Planting on the Cultivating on the Pruning and on the Cutting Down of Forest Trees and Underwoods Describing the Usual Growth and Size and the Uses of Each Sort of Tree the Seed of Each the Season and Manner of Collecting the Seed the Manner of Preserving and of Sowing It and Also the Manner of Managing the Young Plants Until Fit to Plant Out the Trees Being Arranged in Alphabetical Order and the List of Them Including Those of America as Well as Those of England and the English French and Latin Name Being Prefixed to the Directions Relative to Each Tree Respectively

The Woodlands  Or  A Treatise on the Preparing of Ground for Planting  on the Planting on the Cultivating  on the Pruning  and on the Cutting Down of Forest Trees and Underwoods  Describing the Usual Growth and Size and the Uses of Each Sort of Tree  the Seed of Each  the Season and Manner of Collecting the Seed  the Manner of Preserving and of Sowing It  and Also the Manner of Managing the Young Plants Until Fit to Plant Out  the Trees Being Arranged in Alphabetical Order  and the List of Them  Including Those of America as Well as Those of England  and the English  French  and Latin Name Being Prefixed to the Directions Relative to Each Tree Respectively

Now , therefore , the ground having been kept perfectly clear of weeds , they
ought to be cut down , with a sharp knife , nearly close to the ground . 432 . This
will cause new shoots to come up from them , which will go up - straight ; and you
 ...

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015005101467

Category: Tree planting

Page: 341

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Categories: Tree planting

Close Quarters

Close Quarters

Then he moves out, crouching close to the ground with his slouch hat back on his
head and the shotgun close in front of his face. Every few meters he stops and
listens, cocking his head to one side and cupping his hand around his ear.

Author: Larry Heinemann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307517708

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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From the moment his first novel was published, Larry Heinemann joined the ranks of the great chroniclers of the Vietnam conflict--Philip Caputo, Tim O’Brien, and Gustav Hasford.In the stripped-down, unsullied patois of an ordinary soldier, draftee Philip Dosier tells the story of his war. Straight from high school, too young to vote or buy himself a drink, he enters a world of mud and heat, blood and body counts, ambushes and firefights. It is here that he embarks on the brutal downward path to wisdom that awaits every soldier. In the tradition of Naked and the Dead and The Thin Red Line, Close Quarters is the harrowing story of how a decent kid from Chicago endures an extraordinary trial-- and returns profoundly altered to a world on the threshold of change.
Categories: Fiction

Springer Handbook of Acoustics

Springer Handbook of Acoustics

Ground effects (for elevated source and receiver) are the result of interference
between sound traveling directly from source to receiver and sound reflected
from the ground when both source and receiver are close to the ground.
Sometimes ...

Author: Thomas Rossing

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387304465

Category: Science

Page: 1182

View: 593

This is an unparalleled modern handbook reflecting the richly interdisciplinary nature of acoustics edited by an acknowledged master in the field. The handbook reviews the most important areas of the subject, with emphasis on current research. The authors of the various chapters are all experts in their fields. Each chapter is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The latest research and applications are incorporated throughout, including computer recognition and synthesis of speech, physiological acoustics, diagnostic imaging and therapeutic applications and acoustical oceanography. An accompanying CD-ROM contains audio and video files.
Categories: Science

Advances in Near surface Seismology and Ground penetrating Radar

Advances in Near surface Seismology and Ground penetrating Radar

The analog porosity field is converted into electrical property fields using the
same equation. A synthetic ground-penetratingradar (GPR) tomography also is
computed from the latter. Then, wavelet decomposition of both measured and
analog ...

Author: Rebecca B. Latimer

Publisher: SEG Books

ISBN: 9781560802242

Category: Science

Page: 487

View: 714

Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground-penetrating Radar (SEG Geophysical Developments Series No. 15) is a collection of original papers by renowned and respected authors from around the world. Technologies used in the application of near-surface seismology and ground-penetrating radar have seen significant advances in the last several years. Both methods have benefited from new processing tools, increased computer speeds, and an expanded variety of applications. This book, divided into four sections--"Reviews," "Methodology," "Integrative Approaches," and "Case Studies"--captures the most significant cutting-edge issues in active areas of research, unveiling truly pertinent studies that address fundamental applied problems. This collection of manuscripts grew from a core group of papers presented at a post-convention workshop, "Advances in Near-surface Seismology and Ground-penetrating Radar," held during the 2009 SEG Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. This is the first cooperative publication effort between the near-surface communities of SEG, AGU, and EEGS. It will appeal to a large and diverse audience that includes researchers and practitioners inside and outside the near-surface geophysics community. --Publisher description.
Categories: Science

Classically Cursive Book IV

Classically Cursive Book IV

I begin at the top ; curve around down , touch the ground , climb the column to
close , down the column , and a curl . t I begin at the baseline up the column on a
slant , touch the top , return to the ground on the slant and add curl ; cross at the ...

Author: Kathy Mahaffy

Publisher: Veritas Press

ISBN: 1930710674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 91

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Third graders can work on their cursive writing utilizing the Shorter Catechism and passages focusing on the attributes of God as their copy work--Publisher's description.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Classically Cursive Book 2

Classically Cursive Book 2

Upper Case a l begin at the top ; curve around down , touch the ground , climb
the column to close , down the column , and a curl . | begin at the top ; down the
column on a slant , touch the ground , climb the column to the top , curve around
 ...

Author: B. J. Jordan

Publisher: Veritas Press

ISBN: 1930710658

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page:

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Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Pilot s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Pilot s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

In order for ground effect to be of significant magnitude, the wing must be quite
close to the ground. One of the direct results of ground effect is the variation of
induced drag with wing height above the ground at a constant CL. When the wing
is ...

Author: Federal Aviation Administration

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602397804

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 474

An updated edition of the essential FAA resource for both beginner and expert pilots.
Categories: Education

A Pattern for Joint Operations World War II Close Air Support North Africa

A Pattern for Joint Operations  World War II Close Air Support  North Africa

Enunciating principles of close air support in April 1940 did not address the
complex details and problems of joint air-ground cooperation. The success of
Germany's combined arms—first in Poland, then in Western Europe during the
spring of ...

Author:

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428915648

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Pilot s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Pilot s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

Thus , a large reduction in induced drag will take place only when the wing is
very close to the ground . Because of this variation , ground effect is most usually
recognized during the liftoff for takeoff or just prior to touchdown when landing .

Author: United States. Flight Standards Service

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160876117

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 207

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Categories: Aeronautics

Danger Close

Danger Close

This means any attempt to use air power when the enemy does consolidate must
be done in close proximity to friendly ground forces, thus it will require the
greatest skill in controlling CAS. Moreover, if friendly ground forces pull back to ...

Author: Steve Call

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603443043

Category: History

Page: 250

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“America had a secret weapon,” writes Steve Call of the period immediately following September 11, 2001, as planners contemplated the invasion of Afghanistan. This weapon consisted of small teams of Special Forces operatives trained in close air support (CAS) who, in cooperation with the loose federation of Afghan rebels opposed to the Taliban regime, soon began achieving impressive—and unexpected—military victories over Taliban forces and the al-Qaeda terrorists they had sponsored. The astounding success of CAS tactics coupled with ground operations in Afghanistan soon drew the attention of military decision makers and would eventually factor into the planning for another campaign: Operation Iraqi Freedom. But who, exactly, are these air power experts and what is the function of the TACPs (Tactical Air Control Parties) in which they operate? Danger Close provides a fascinating look at a dedicated, courageous, innovative, and often misunderstood and misused group of military professionals. Drawing on the gripping first-hand accounts of their battlefield experiences, Steve Call allows the TACPs to speak for themselves. He accompanies their narratives with informed analysis of the development of CAS strategy, including potentially controversial aspects of the interservice rivalries between the air force and the army which have at times complicated and even obstructed the optimal employment of TACP assets. Danger Close makes clear, however, that the systematic coordination of air power and ground forces played an invaluable supporting role in the initial military victories in both Afghanistan and Iraq. This first-ever examination of the intense, life-and-death world of the close air support specialist will introduce readers to a crucial but little-known aspect of contemporary warfare and add a needed chapter in American military history studies.
Categories: History