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Small Memories

Author : José Saramago
ISBN : 9780547541549
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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José Saramago was eighteen months old when he moved from the village of Azinhaga with his father and mother to live in Lisbon. But he would return to the village throughout his childhood and adolescence to stay with his maternal grandparents, illiterate peasants in the eyes of the outside world, but a fount of knowledge, affection, and authority to young José. Shifting back and forth between childhood and his teenage years, between Azinhaga and Lisbon, this is a mosaic of memories, a simply told, affecting look back into the author’s boyhood: the tragic death of his older brother at the age of four; his mother pawning the family’s blankets every spring and buying them back in time for winter; his beloved grandparents bringing the weaker piglets into their bed on cold nights; and Saramago’s early encounters with literature, from teaching himself to read by deciphering articles in the daily newspaper, to poring over an entertaining dialogue in a Portuguese-French conversation guide, not realizing that he was in fact reading a play by Molière. Written with Saramago’s characteristic wit and honesty, Small Memories traces the formation of an artist fascinated by words and stories from an early age and who emerged, against all odds, as one of the world’s most respected writers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Memories Of A Small Town Cop

Author : G. Douglas Ward
ISBN : 9781462073481
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Author G. Douglas Ward was sworn in as a police officer in the small North Carolina town of Tarboro at the age of twenty-one. He was about to embark on a ten-year career that he would never forget. In this collection of memoirs, he shares his recollections about adventures that will leave you on the edge of your seat, make you laugh, and make you think. Join him as he recalls • what it was like growing up as the son of a deputy sheriff; • what it meant to go through basic and on-the-job training; • what could happen when dealing with drunken individuals; • what it feels like to lose a best friend. Being a police officer in a small town that never grows means something, especially when your grandfather is a preacher and your father is one of the most well-known people in town. In Memories of a Small-Town Cop, you'll discover what it means to protect and serve a close-knit community.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nathalie Dupree S Southern Memories

Author : Nathalie Dupree
ISBN : 0820326011
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 22.44 MB
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Offering an intimate, anecdotal, and informative look at Southern food, traditions, and lifestyles, a popular television chef presents an illustrated culinary tour of the South, with more than 150 delicious southern recipes. Winner of the James Beard Award. Reprint.
Category: Cooking

The Electrical Engineering Handbook

Author : Wai Kai Chen
ISBN : 0080477488
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 81.33 MB
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The Electrical Engineer's Handbook is an invaluable reference source for all practicing electrical engineers and students. Encompassing 79 chapters, this book is intended to enlighten and refresh knowledge of the practicing engineer or to help educate engineering students. This text will most likely be the engineer’s first choice in looking for a solution; extensive, complete references to other sources are provided throughout. No other book has the breadth and depth of coverage available here. This is a must-have for all practitioners and students! The Electrical Engineer's Handbook provides the most up-to-date information in: Circuits and Networks, Electric Power Systems, Electronics, Computer-Aided Design and Optimization, VLSI Systems, Signal Processing, Digital Systems and Computer Engineering, Digital Communication and Communication Networks, Electromagnetics and Control and Systems. About the Editor-in-Chief... Wai-Kai Chen is Professor and Head Emeritus of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has extensive experience in education and industry and is very active professionally in the fields of circuits and systems. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, Series I and II, President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers. He is the recipient of the Golden Jubilee Medal, the Education Award, and the Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, and the Third Millennium Medal from the IEEE. Professor Chen is a fellow of the IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. * 77 chapters encompass the entire field of electrical engineering. * THOUSANDS of valuable figures, tables, formulas, and definitions. * Extensive bibliographic references.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Ultra Low Voltage Nano Scale Memories

Author : Kiyoo Itoh
ISBN : 9780387688534
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 83.29 MB
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Ultra-low voltage large-scale integrated circuits (LSIs) in nano-scale technologies are needed both to meet the needs of a rapidly growing mobile cell phone market and to offset a significant increase in the power dissipation of high-end microprocessor units. The goal of this book is to provide a detailed explanation of the state-of-the-art nanometer and sub-1-V memory LSIs that are playing decisive roles in power conscious systems. Emerging problems between the device, circuit, and system levels are systematically discussed in terms of reliable high-speed operations of memory cells and peripheral logic circuits. The effectiveness of solutions at device and circuit levels is also described at length through clarifying noise components in an array, and even essential differences in ultra-low voltage operations between DRAMs and SRAMs.
Category: Technology & Engineering

A Few Memories Of Little Moment

Author : Edward Slee
ISBN : 0755201590
Genre : Cheshire (England)
File Size : 41.97 MB
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Edward Slee was born in 1909 in Lymm, Cheshire. In 2003, at the age of 94, he decided to put together a memoir. This book may best be described as a collection of episodes over a long life, each of which by reason of its impact at the time has stayed in the author's memory, interspersed by what he has called his homespun philosophical musings. It offers a fascinating insight into a bygone age.
Category: Cheshire (England)

Memory Allocation Problems In Embedded Systems

Author : Maria Soto
ISBN : 9781118577660
Genre : Computers
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Embedded systems are everywhere in contemporary life and aresupposed to make our lives more comfortable. In industry, embeddedsystems are used to manage and control complex systems (e.g.nuclear power plants, telecommunications and flight control) andthey are also taking an important place in our daily activities(e.g. smartphones, security alarms and traffic lights). In the design of embedded systems, memory allocation and dataassignment are among the main challenges that electronic designershave to face. In fact, they impact heavily on the main cost metrics(power consumption, performance and area) in electronic devices.Thus designers of embedded systems have to pay careful attention inorder to minimize memory requirements, thus improving memorythroughput and limiting the power consumption by the system’smemory. Electronic designers attempt to minimize memoryrequirements with the aim of lowering the overall systemcosts. A state of the art of optimization techniques for memory managementand data assignment is presented in this book.
Category: Computers

The Power Of Family Unity

Author : Rashid Rashad
ISBN : 9781479761968
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Remember me? I am your idea, your opinion, your imagination, produced by thinking. I am to be or not to be. Con-tem-plate me. I am neural activity especially—mostly in the more modern outer layer of your brain or, should I say, cortex, reminiscent of that caused by various experiences and sensations but which you can manipulate to your liking, your aims, your desires. Remember me? I come from the simplest reactions to stimuli and instincts; I have evolved the capacity of learning. The more you use me for righteousness, the more sophisticated your ability to anticipate and estimate outcomes. The more you use me for righteousness, the more you will be able to figure solutions to problems. I am of great value to you. I am your psychoanalysis; explore me for if you explore me, I will introduce you to biology, psychology, and even philosophy. Who put this thing together? Me. Who built this? Me. Who do I trust, who do I trust? Me. That is who I trust—who am I? I am a thought! Why not get to know me better?
Category: Family & Relationships

Small Animal Spect Imaging

Author : Matthew A. Kupinski
ISBN : 038725143X
Genre : Medical
File Size : 23.56 MB
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Small-Animal SPECT Imaging is an edited work derived from the first workshop on Small-Animal SPECT Imaging held January 14-16, 2004 at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. The overall goal of the meeting and therefore this volume is to promote information exchange and collaboration between the research groups developing systems for small-animal applications. Topics include the biomedical significance of small-animal imaging, an overview of detector technologies including scintillation cameras and semi-conductor arrays, imager design and data acquisition systems, animal handling and anesthesia issues, objective assessment of image quality, and system modeling and reconstruction algorithms.
Category: Medical