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A sleepy American town is woken up in the middle of the night by horrifying noises. Terror-stricken citizens claim to have heard unexplained rumblings and there are reports of bright lights emanating from a nearby mountain.
The ills of society and the human weaknesses are highlighted in an exaggerated way in this novel, which is divided substantially in two parts: the first from tragicomic adventures and ramblings of mind of the protagonist, the second by a sci-fi escape from the world of work trying to live in an underwater world inhabited by mermaids. This book is dedicated to the men humble, not arrogant, but strong and sure of themselves.
This important book provides an account of the linear acoustics of basic isotropic/anisotropic structures excited by time-harmonic and transient mechanical forces and acoustic sources. Many numerical examples are given to aid physical insight and to provide benchmark computations of sound radiation and sound scattering. The theoretical methods, developed originally for naval noise control problems, should find civil application in the acoustic modelling of structures fabricated from both fibre-reinforced and isotropic materials. Such an endeavour is increasingly desirable and necessary in this noisy world.
In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no
prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited to
attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he
completed the task in an intense six weeks, and 'Eine kurze
Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser' was published in Vienna to immediate
success, and is now available in twenty-five languages across the
world. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from
the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colourful
picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and
limitations of science.