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Slanted by Sharyl Attkisson
New York Times bestselling author Sharyl Attkisson takes on the media’s misreporting on Black Lives Matter, coronavirus, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley censorship, and more. When the facts don’t fit their Narrative, the media abandons the facts, not the Narrative. Virtually every piece of information you get through the media has been massaged, shaped, curated, and manipulated before it reaches you. Some of it is censored entirely. The news can no longer be counted on to reflect all the facts. Instead of telling us what happened yesterday, they tell us what’s new in the prepackaged soap opera they’ve been calling the news. For the past four years, five-time Emmy Award–winning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Sharyl Attkisson has been collecting and dissecting alarming incidents tracing the shocking devolution of what used to be the most respected news organizations on the planet. For the first time, top news executives and reporters representing every major national television news outlet—from ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN to FOX and MSNBC—speak frankly, confiding in Attkisson about the death of the news as they once knew it. Their concern transcends partisan divides. Most frightening of all, a broad campaign in the media has convinced many Americans not only to accept but to demand censorship over journalism. It is a stroke of genius on the part of those seeking to influence public opinion: undermine public confidence in the news, then insist upon “curating” information and divining the “truth.” The thinking is done for you. They’ll decide which pesky facts shouldn’t cross your desk by declaring them false, irrelevant, debunked, unsafe, or out-of-bounds. We have reached a state of utter absurdity, where journalism schools teach students that their own, personal truth or chosen narratives matter more than reality. In Slanted, Attkisson digs into the language of propagandists, the persistence of false media narratives, the driving forces behind today's dangerous blend of facts and opinion, the abandonment of journalism ethics, and the new, Orwellian definition of what it means to report the news.
The Slanted Door by Charles Phan
Collects recipes from San Francisco's Vietnamese eatery, including vegetarian imperial rolls, papaya salad, spicy squid stir-fry, roasted lobster with butter-herb dressing, and mussels in red curry.
A method is being developed for observing the motion of a free surface immediately following the arrival of a shock wave. The method uses the electrical signal produced by the shorting of a resistance wire placed close to the free surface. The experimental configuration is described in detail.
The Slanted Worlds by Catherine Fisher
Part Dr. Who, part Blade Runner, and part A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a genre-busting fantasy from the author of Incarceron In book two of the critically acclaimed Obsidian Mirror series, New York Times bestselling author Catherine Fisher, called “the first lady of British fantasy” by the London Times, once again shows us that she is a master of world-building and surprising plot-twists. Jake, Sarah, and Oberon Venn continue their fight for control of the Obsidian Mirror, and whoever wins will either save a life, change the past, or rescue the future. But the Mirror has plans of its own.
Slanted And Enchanted by Kaya Oakes
A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon You know the look: skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, perfectly mussed bed-head hair; You know the music: Modest Mouse, the Shins, Pavement. You know the ethos: DIY with a big helping of irony. But what does it really mean to be "indie"? As popular television shows adopt indie soundtracks and the signature style bleeds into mainstream fashion, the quirky individuality of the movement seems to be losing ground. In Slanted and Enchanted, Kaya Oakes demonstrates how this phase is part of the natural cycle of a culture that reinvents itself continuously to preserve its core ideals of experimentation, freedom, and collaboration. Through interviews and profiles of the artists who have spearheaded the cause over the years—including Mike Watt, David Berman, Kathleen Hanna, and Dan Clowes—Oakes examines the collective creativity and cross-genre experimentation that are the hallmarks of this popular lifestyle trend. Her visits to music festivals, craft fairs, and smaller collectives around the country round out the story, providing a compelling portayal of indie life on the ground. Culminating in the current indie milieu of music, crafting, style, art, comics, and zines, Oakes reveals from whence indie came and where it will go next.
Plowboys Cowboys And Slanted Pigs by Jerry Flemmons
A Guide To English Grammar by Bessie Brooks
A story about a family who grew up in a house hold where after speaking the English language with a foreign accent from birth to kindergarden. The family could communicate with each other well enough, but the child discovered that he was having difficulty understanding the teacher and his classmates and his teacher and classmate were having difficulty understanding him. The student talked this over with his parents when he returned home. The parents realized that they had a delemia that would work it self out after the student attended the class and studied English with the other students. The student continued to study his grammar lesson at home and at school with some improvement with losing the foreign accent. He could make all 'A' on his test. One day he left a book at home that his mother knew that he would need on this day because they were having an opened book test. The mother was having difficulty explaining to the front office what she wanted and who she wanted to talk to. The mother called the teacher's name and the principal took her to this teacher's room. The mother, speaking the highly accented English language. Teacher asked her to slow down and speak clearly. When the mother spoke slowly and clearly. The teacher understood what the mother was saying much better. The mother, the teacher, the students, and the mother's child all realized at this moment that their problem with communication was solved. If they all spoke the English grammar slowly and clearly that they could understand each other.
Written for readers with or without surface acoustic wave (SAW) experience, this book covers a wide range of SAW filter- and device-design techniques as well as applications to mobile and wireless circuitry. It provides numerous references and worked examples on SAW devices to highlight various design aspects, and contains illustrations from many leading electronic companies around the world. The first half of the book covers the principles of SAW devices. The secondhalf focuses on applications to the mobile/wireless field, including SAW devices for antenna duplexers, RF and IF filters for cellular cordless phones, front-end filters for wireless transceivers, fixed and tunable oscillators, filters for on-board satellite communications, as well as coding and convolvers for indoor/outdoor spread-spectrum communications. Surface Acoustic Wave Devices for Mobile and Wireless Communications serves as an excellent sourcebook for engineers and designers with some SAW background, or for technical staff with no prior knowledge of SAW devices who need to know how this technology can help their products. It can be used as a textbook for senior and graduate students engaged in the study of signal processing techniques and systems for mobile communications. Key Features * First SAW text applied to mobile and wireless communications * Written by an award-winning researcher with over 20 years of SAW device experience * Presents the theory and design of major SAW devices for mobile/wireless communications as applied to some of the major telecommunication standards * Accessible to both engineering and scientific readers with or without prior SAW device knowledge
Binocular Vision And Stereopsis by Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Founder of the Centre for Vision Research Ian P Howard
This book is a survey of knowledge about binocular vision, with an emphasis on its role in the perception of a three-dimensional world. The primary interest is biological vision. In each chapter, physiological, behavioral, and computational approaches are reviewed in some detail, discussed, and interrelated. The authors describe experiments required to answer specific questions and relates them to new terminologies and current theoretical schemes.