Dark Currents

Agent of Hel

Author: Jacqueline Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101615400

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4112

The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload—not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres, and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess. To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly. But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.

Dark Currents

A Journey Into the Abyss

Author: Arthur F. Temple

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595628354

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 2208

The book itself is a journey through abhorrent childhood memories that were suppressed and forgotten up to the present moment. The book itself contains these childhood memories, proverbs, views on present-day society via the use mostly of prose poetry as well as rhythmic poetry. This book is a full fledged journey into the abyss. The pages contain Poetry, abstract art (which some could interpret as meditative seals)word art in the vein of Ed Ruscha.

Dark Currents

The Emperor's Edge, Book 2

Author: Lindsay Buroker

Publisher: Lindsay Buroker


Category: Fiction

Page: 317

View: 3494

It’s been three months since former enforcer Amaranthe Lokdon and the notorious assassin Sicarius thwarted kidnappers and saved the emperor’s life. The problem? Nobody knows they were responsible for this good deed. Worse, they’re being blamed for the entire scheme. With enforcers and bounty hunters stalking them, and the emperor nursing a personal hatred for Sicarius, it’s going to be hard to earn exoneration. When Amaranthe’s team discovers mutilated bodies in the city aqueducts and a mysterious illness incapacitates thousands of citizens, she and Sicarius see an opportunity to solve the mystery and prove their loyalty. But they’ll have to defeat vengeful shamans, man-eating predators, and deadly mechanical constructs, all while dodging imperial soldiers who would rather kill them than accept their help. Nobody said exoneration would be easy. A heroic fantasy novel in an age of steam. 105,000 words.

Dark Currents

Author: Mima

Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1609281721

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 8497

Xia works the Scottish dream beat alone, seeking to identify those who plot to awaken Aqua, one of the four slumbering elements, who would destroy every human on Earth were she to awaken. When an assassin tags Xia, her new guardian arrives, a seal shifter linked to the very element she fears. Adam is certain that Markos, Xia's boss and sometimes lover, is putting her in unnecessary danger. Adam can protect her body and defend her mind, but nothing can safeguard her from the backlash of the world-changing knowledge she discovers.

Dark Currents

Author: Sulivan, Tricia

Publisher: Singapore Books



Page: N.A

View: 7087

A dazzling blend of science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy and horror: a set of stories that traverses genre boundaries, linked only by their common inspiration. Contributors were given just those two words: ‘Dark Currents’ and then asked to let their imaginations run wild… From haunted seascapes to distant starscapes, from reality-hopping soldiers to naval battles in the aether, from the deeply poignant to the breathlessly exciting… immerse yourself in deep Dark Currents.

Semiconductor Photochemistry And Photophysics/Volume Ten

Author: V. Ramamurthy,Kirk S. Schanze

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824709587

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6697

Answering the need for information that could revolutionize the development of alternate solar energy sources and the reduction of atmospheric contaminants, Semiconductor Photochemistry and Photophysics reflects renewed interest inspired by the unique properties of nanocrystalline semiconductor particles. It provides a thorough overview and describes fundamental research aimed at understanding the underlying mechanisms of the cells and looks at the application of nanocrystalline TiO2 as a photocatalyst for environmental remediation. Key topics include semiconductor photoelectrochemistry, dye-sensitized solar cells, and photocatalytic treatment of chemical waste.

SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds 3: Materials, Processing, and Devices

Author: David Harame

Publisher: The Electrochemical Society

ISBN: 1566776562

Category: Electronic apparatus and appliances

Page: 1102

View: 6679

Advanced semiconductor technology is depending on innovation and less on "classical" scaling. SiGe, Ge, and Related Compounds have become a key component of the arsenal in improving semiconductor performance. This issue of ECS Transactions discusses the technology to form these materials, process them, FET devices incorporating them, Surfaces and Interfaces, Optoelectronic devices, and HBT devices.

Photonic Devices and Systems

Author: Hunsperger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135142484X

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 4225

This work describes all the major devices used in photonic systems. It provides a thorough overview of the field of photonics, detailing practical examples of photonic technology in a wide range of applications. Photonic systems and devices are discussed with a mathematical rigor that is precise enough for design purposes yet highly readable.

Scientific Charge-coupled Devices

Author: James R. Janesick

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819436986

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 906

View: 9375

The invention of the charge-coupled device 30 years ago was the beginning of a remarkable image capture technology that has changed the course of imaging in fields ranging from astronomy to biotechnology. This book presents a comprehensive history, tutorial, and state-of-the-art description of CCDs and is intended for scientists, engineers, imaging hardware managers, and graduate students.

Fundamentals of Infrared Detector Materials

Author: Michael A. Kinch

Publisher: SPIE Press

ISBN: 9780819467317

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 173

View: 5585

The choice of available infrared (IR) detectors for insertion into modern IR systems is both large and confusing. The purpose of this volume is to provide a technical database from which rational IR detector selection criteria evolve, and thus clarify the options open to the modern IR system designer. Emphasis concentrates mainly on high-performance IR systems operating in a tactical environment, although there also is discussion of both strategic environments and low- to medium-performance system requirements.

Mercury Cadmium Telluride

Growth, Properties and Applications

Author: Peter Capper,James Garland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119957575

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 590

View: 2682

Mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) is the third most well-regarded semiconductor after silicon and gallium arsenide and is the material of choice for use in infrared sensing and imaging. The reason for this is that MCT can be ‘tuned’ to the desired IR wavelength by varying the cadmium concentration. Mercury Cadmium Telluride: Growth, Properties and Applications provides both an introduction for newcomers, and a comprehensive review of this fascinating material. Part One discusses the history and current status of both bulk and epitaxial growth techniques, Part Two is concerned with the wide range of properties of MCT, and Part Three covers the various device types that have been developed using MCT. Each chapter opens with some historical background and theory before presenting current research. Coverage includes: Bulk growth and properties of MCT and CdZnTe for MCT epitaxial growth Liquid phase epitaxy (LPE) growth Metal-organic vapour phase epitaxy (MOVPE) Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) Alternative substrates Mechanical, thermal and optical properties of MCT Defects, diffusion, doping and annealing Dry device processing Photoconductive and photovoltaic detectors Avalanche photodiode detectors Room-temperature IR detectors

Handbook of CCD Astronomy

Author: Steve B. Howell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521648349

Category: Science

Page: 164

View: 3323

Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) are the state-of-the-art detector in many areas of observational science. Astronomy, physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing are just a few of the fields of study in which they play a crucial role. This handbook provides a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using CCDs. Starting with the electronic workings of CCDs, this handbook discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples of how to determine these values. While the focus of the book is on the use of CCDs in professional observational astronomy, advanced amateur astronomers, and researchers in physics, chemistry, medical imaging, and remote sensing will also find it very valuable. Tables of useful and hard-to-find data, and key practical equations round off the book and ensure that it provides an ideal introduction to the practical use of CCDs for graduate students, and a handy reference for more experienced users.

Smart Grid

Communication-Enabled Intelligence for the Electric Power Grid

Author: Stephen F. Bush

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111882024X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 9126

This book bridges the divide between the fields of power systems engineering and computer communication through the new field of power system information theory. Written by an expert with vast experience in the field, this book explores the smart grid from generation to consumption, both as it is planned today and how it will evolve tomorrow. The book focuses upon what differentiates the smart grid from the "traditional" power grid as it has been known for the last century. Furthermore, the author provides the reader with a fundamental understanding of both power systems and communication networking. It shows the complexity and operational requirements of the evolving power grid, the so-called "smart grid," to the communication networking engineer; and similarly, it shows the complexity and operational requirements for communications to the power systems engineer. The book is divided into three parts. Part One discusses the basic operation of the electric power grid, covering fundamental knowledge that is assumed in Parts Two and Three. Part Two introduces communications and networking, which are critical enablers for the smart grid. It also considers how communication and networking will evolve as technology develops. This lays the foundation for Part Three, which utilizes communication within the power grid. Part Three draws heavily upon both the embedded intelligence within the power grid and current research, anticipating how and where computational intelligence will be implemented within the smart grid. Each part is divided into chapters and each chapter has a set of questions useful for exercising the readers' understanding of the material in that chapter. Key Features: Bridges the gap between power systems and communications experts Addresses the smart grid from generation to consumption, both as it is planned today and how it will likely evolve tomorrow Explores the smart grid from the perspective of traditional power systems as well as from communications Discusses power systems, communications, and machine learning that all define the smart grid It introduces the new field of power system information theory

Handbook of Infrared Detection Technologies

Author: Mohamed Henini,M. Razeghi

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781856173889

Category: Science

Page: 518

View: 2942

The use of lasers which emit infra-red radiation and sophisticated detectors of IR radiation is increasing dramatically: they are being used for long-distance fibre-optic communications and remote environmental monitoring and sensing. Thus they are of interest to the telecommunications industry and the military in particular. This book has been designed to bring together what is known on these devices, using an international group of contributors.

Die Buchmagier


Author: Jim C. Hines


ISBN: 3838746147

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

View: 4822

Greife nach der Magie der Bücher ... Isaac führt ein ruhiges Leben als Bibliothekar. Inmitten staubiger Regale und Kisten sortiert er Bücher und pflegt die größte Fantasy-Abteilung der Stadt. Was niemand ahnt: Das alles ist bloß eine Tarnung. Denn Isaac ist ein Buchmagier und Mitglied eines Geheimbundes, der seit Jahrhunderten die Menschen vor übernatürlichen Gefahren beschützt. Isaac kann die Magie der Bücher nutzen, um Gegenstände aus ihnen herauszugreifen - eine Gabe, die er bald dringend benötigt, um sein Leben zu schützen. Denn jemand oder etwas beginnt, systematisch Buchmagier zu ermorden ...


The Science of Life and Light

Author: Lars Olof Björn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387726557

Category: Science

Page: 684

View: 3699

Since the publication of the first edition in 2002, there has been an explosion of new findings and applications in the field of photobiology. This brand new edition is fully updated, includes new references, and offers five new chapters for a comprehensive look at photobiology. The chapters cover all areas of photobiology, photochemistry, and the relationship between light and biology. The book starts with the physics and chemistry of light and then deals with the evolution of photosynthesis. Four chapters deal with how organisms use light for their orientation in space and time. There are also several medically oriented chapters and two chapters specifically aimed at the photobiology educator.