Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, a breathtaking elegy to the waning days of human spaceflight as we have known it In the 1960s, humans took their first steps away from Earth, and for a time our possibilities in space seemed endless. But in a time of austerity and in the wake of high-profile disasters like Challenger, that dream has ended. In early 2011, Margaret Lazarus Dean traveled to Cape Canaveral for NASA's last three space shuttle launches in order to bear witness to the end of an era. With Dean as our guide to Florida's Space Coast and to the history of NASA, Leaving Orbit takes the measure of what American spaceflight has achieved while reckoning with its earlier witnesses, such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Oriana Fallaci. Along the way, Dean meets NASA workers, astronauts, and space fans, gathering possible answers to the question: What does it mean that a spacefaring nation won't be going to space anymore?
The recognized expert contributing authors provide readers with trusted insight into new and advanced surgical techniques. The text is intuitively organized into functional sections including eyelid malpositions, eyelid reconstruction, lacrimal surgery, orbital surgery, and aesthetic facial surgery.
The series provides a body of knowledge, methods, and techniques that characterize science and technology so that students use these efficiently. A conscious attempt has been meeting to help students experience science in varied and interesting ways while actively involving them in their own learning.
In this tribute to Selma Kramer, eminent child analyst and colleague and close friend of the late Margaret Mahler, senior analysts explore the continuing relevance of Mahler's separation-individuation theory to developmental and clinical issues. Editors Salman Akhtar and Henri Parens have grouped the original contributions to Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit into sections that reevaluate Mahler's theory. Section I is a timely reassessment of Mahler's working model from the standpoint of contemporary clinical and research findings. It includes comparisons of Mahler with Winnicott and Kohut, and commentaries on the status of separation-individuation theory in relation to psychosexual theory, early ego development, and observational infancy research. Section II addresses the contribution of separation-individuation theory to our understanding of pathogenesis. Neurosis, severe character pathology, psychosomatic phenomena, eating disorders, and sexual perversions are among the topics of specific chapters. The final section explores the role of separation-individuation theory in the treatment of analysands of different ages and with different kinds of psychopathology; it also considers separation-individuation theory with respect to specific aspects of the treatment process, including reconstruction, transference, and termination. A fresh reappraisal of a major perspective on early development, Beyond the Symbiotic Orbit is a fitting testimonial to Selma Kramer, who has played so important a role in elaborating Mahler's theory. Following from Kramer's own example, the contributors show how separation-individuation theory, in its ability to accomodate ongoing clinical and research findings, is subject to continuing growth and refinement. They not only advance our understanding of Mahler's working model, but pursue the implications of this model in new directions, underscoring the many areas of exploration that separation-individuation theory opens to us.
The American newspaper industry is in the middle of the most momentous change in its entire three hundred-year history. A generation of relentless "corporatization" has resulted in a furious, unprecedented blitz of buying, selling, and consolidation of newspapers -affecting the mightiest dailies and the humblest weeklies. Accompanying this corporate jury has come dramatic-and drastic-change in reporting and coverage of all kinds. Concerned that this phenomenon was going largely unreported-and, therefore, unquestioned-Gene Roberts, legendary reporter and editor, decided to undertake a huge, extended reportorial study of his own industry. Gathering more than two dozen distinguished journalists and writers, Roberts produced a long series of reports in the American Journalism Review, published by the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. This is the first of two books to be published exploring the current state of American newspaper and it asks the crucial question: Are American communities-in the very middle of the so-called Information Explosion-in danger of becoming less informed than ever?
Atlas of Clinical and Surgical Orbital Anatomy, by Dr. Jonathan Dutton, demonstrates the complex area of orbital anatomy through unique illustrations and comprehensive coverage that goes from embryology to adult anatomy. This completely updated and revised new edition features a new chapter on the cavernous sinus, illustrations modified to reflect recent anatomic findings, and new sections covering clinical correlations. Clearly see the nuances of each anatomic system with layered illustrations that use multiple artworks to display relevant structures and highlight key intricacies. Visualize each system three-dimensionally through depictions from frontal, lateral, and superior angles. Apply a comprehensive approach to common orbital diseases using coverage of clinical correlations from embryology to adult anatomy. Master the anatomy-disease-surgery relationship thanks to new chapter sections on clinical correlations. Get a more complete understanding of orbital disease through a new chapter on the cavernous sinus and illustrations modified to reflect recent anatomic findings. Stay current on the newest research data with completely revised and updated chapters and references.
Geoid and its Geophysical Interpretations explains how an accurate geoid can be constructed and used for a variety of applied and theoretical geophysical purposes. The book discusses existing techniques for geoid computation, recently developed mathematical and computational tools designed for applications, and various interpretations. Principles and results are well illustrated. This book will be an excellent reference for geodesists, geophysicists, geophysical prospectors, oceanographers, and researchers and students in geophysics and geodesy.
In the future, mankind has moved on. Earth has been used up and abandoned. Colony ships were sent out to the far reaches of space. The human race encountered new worlds and new beings. Inevitably they also brought war with them. In this time, mankind developed at different technological rates on many different worlds. Some worlds kept to the old ways and others strove to get back to the technological age. All the wars that ensued destroyed just as much technology as it created. Just as knowledge was lost as much as it was gained. A group of scientists saw the human race heading for destruction and acted to do something about it. They came to the conclusion that the human race was still only a child, and a child needs to be told what to do. The wars had built many armies. So the scientists offered their services to one of the larger armies and with their new technology, the army won out over all others. However, as with children, once they have tasted candy they always want more. The scientists were raised to positions of high power within the new military and before long they had taken control. But they only had control over the military and not the whole human race but they would stop at nothing to get it. Brad and his rag tag team are the only ones who can stop them.