The Moving Target

The Moving Target
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307773180
Release: 2010-12-08
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first book in Ross Macdonald's acclaimed Lew Archer series introduces the detective who redefined the role of the American private eye and gave the crime novel a psychological depth and moral complexity only hinted at before. Like many Southern California millionaires, Ralph Sampson keeps odd company. There's the sun-worshipping holy man whom Sampson once gave his very own mountain; the fading actress with sidelines in astrology and S&M. Now one of Sampson's friends may have arranged his kidnapping. As Lew Archer follows the clues from the canyon sanctuaries of the megarich to jazz joints where you get beaten up between sets, The Moving Target blends sex, greed, and family hatred into an explosively readable crime novel.

Impedance Spectroscopy

Impedance Spectroscopy
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Author: Evgenij Barsoukov,J. Ross Macdonald
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780471716228
Release: 2005-04-01
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A skillful balance of theoretical considerations and practical know-how Backed by a team of expert contributors, the Second Edition of this highly acclaimed publication brings a solid understanding of impedance spectroscopy to students, researchers, and engineers in physical chemistry, electrochemistry, and physics. Starting with general principles, the book moves on to explain in detail practical applications for the characterization of materials in electrochemistry, semiconductors, solid electrolytes, corrosion, solid-state devices, and electrochemical power sources. The book covers all of the topics needed to help readers identify whether impedance spectroscopy may be an appropriate method for their particular research problem. The book helps readers quickly grasp how to apply their new knowledge of impedance spectroscopy methods to their own research problems through the use of unique features such as: * Step-by-step instructions for setting up experiments and then analyzing the results * Theoretical considerations for dealing with modeling, equivalent circuits, and equations in the complex domain * Best measurement methods for particular systems and alerts to potential sources of errors * Equations for the most widely used impedance models * Figures depicting impedance spectra of typical materials and devices * Extensive references to the scientific literature for more information on particular topics and current research This Second Edition incorporates the results of the last two decades of research on the theories and applications of impedance spectroscopy. Most notably, it includes new chapters on batteries, supercapacitors, fuel cells, and photochromic materials. A new chapter on commercially available measurement systems reflects the emergence of impedance spectroscopy as a mainstream research tool. With its balanced focus on both theory and practical problem solving, Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory, Experiment, and Applications, Second Edition serves as an excellent graduate-level textbook as well as a hands-on guide and reference for researchers and engineers.

Ross MacDonald

Ross MacDonald
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Author: Tom Nolan
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781501120442
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When he died in 1983, Ross Macdonald was the best-known and most highly regarded crime-fiction writer in America. Long considered the rightful successor to the mantles of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, Ross Macdonald and his Lew Archer-novels were hailed by The New York Times as "the finest series of detective novels ever written by an American." Now, in the first full-length biography of this extraordinary and influential writer, a much fuller picture emerges of a man to whom hiding things came as second nature. While it was no secret that Ross Macdonald was the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar -- a Santa Barbara man married to another good mystery writer, Margaret Millar -- his official biography was spare. Drawing on unrestricted access to the Kenneth and Margaret Millar Archives, on more than forty years of correspondence, and on hundreds of interviews with those who knew Millar well, author Tom Nolan has done a masterful job of filling in the blanks between the psychologically complex novels and the author's life -- both secret and overt. Ross Macdonald came to crime-writing honestly. Born in northern California to Canadian parents, Kenneth Millar grew up in Ontario virtually fatherless, poor, and with a mother whose mental stability was very much in question. From the age of twelve, young Millar was fighting, stealing, and breaking social and moral laws; by his own admission, he barely escaped being a criminal. Years later, Millar would come to see himself in his tales' wrongdoers. "I don't have to be violent," he said, "My books are." How this troubled young man came to be one of the most brilliant graduate students in the history of the University of Michigan and how this writer, who excelled in a genre all too often looked down upon by literary critics, came to have a lifelong friendship with Eudora Welty are all examined in the pages of Tom Nolan's meticulous biography. We come to a sympathetic understanding of the Millars' long, and sometimes rancorous, marriage and of their life in Santa Barbara, California, with their only daughter, Linda, whose legal and emotional traumas lie at the very heart of the story. But we also follow the trajectory of a literary career that began in the pages of Manhunt and ended with the great respect of such fellow writers as Marshall McLuhan, Hugh Kenner, Nelson Algren, and Reynolds Price, and the longtime distinguished publisher Alfred A. Knopf. As Ross Macdonald: A Biography makes abundantly clear, Ross Macdonald's greatest character -- above and beyond his famous Lew Archer -- was none other than his creator, Kenneth Millar.

Blue City

Blue City
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307740724
Release: 2011-01-11
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

He was a son who hadn’t known his father very well. It was a town shaken by a grisly murder—his father’s murder. Johnny Weatherly was home from a war and wandering. When he found out that his father had been assassinated on a street corner and that his father’s seductive young wife had inherited a fortune, he started knocking on doors. The doors came open, and Johnny stepped into a world of gamblers, whores, drug-dealers, and blackmailers, a place in which his father had once moved freely. Now Johnny Weatherly was going to solve this murder—by pitting his rage, his courage, and his lost illusions against the brutal underworld that has overtaken his hometown.

The Drowning Pool

The Drowning Pool
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 244
ISBN: UOM:39015001587750
Release: 1976
Editor: Taylor & Francis

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Out of print since 1988, here is a classic Lew Archer thriller by Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Ross Macdonald. When an iron-willed matriarch with an oil field in her backyard is found floating in the pool, Lew Archer ventures into the bizarre world of her family. Previous publisher: Bantam. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Impedance Spectroscopy

Impedance Spectroscopy
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Author: Evgenij Barsoukov,J. Ross Macdonald
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781119333180
Release: 2018-03-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Essential Reference for the Field, Featuring Protocols, Analysis, Fundamentals, and the Latest Advances Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory, Experiment, and Applications provides a comprehensive reference for graduate students, researchers, and engineers working in electrochemistry, physical chemistry, and physics. Covering both fundamentals concepts and practical applications, this unique reference provides a level of understanding that allows immediate use of impedance spectroscopy methods. Step-by-step experiment protocols with analysis guidance lend immediate relevance to general principles, while extensive figures and equations aid in the understanding of complex concepts. Detailed discussion includes the best measurement methods and identifying sources of error, and theoretical considerations for modeling, equivalent circuits, and equations in the complex domain are provided for most subjects under investigation. Written by a team of expert contributors, this book provides a clear understanding of impedance spectroscopy in general as well as the essential skills needed to use it in specific applications. Extensively updated to reflect the field’s latest advances, this new Third Edition: Incorporates the latest research, and provides coverage of new areas in which impedance spectroscopy is gaining importance Discusses the application of impedance spectroscopy to viscoelastic rubbery materials and biological systems Explores impedance spectroscopy applications in electrochemistry, semiconductors, solid electrolytes, corrosion, solid state devices, and electrochemical power sources Examines both the theoretical and practical aspects, and discusses when impedance spectroscopy is and is not the appropriate solution to an analysis problem Researchers and engineers will find value in the immediate practicality, while students will appreciate the hands-on approach to impedance spectroscopy methods. Retaining the reputation it has gained over years as a primary reference, Impedance Spectroscopy: Theory, Experiment, and Applications once again present a comprehensive reference reflecting the current state of the field.

Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald
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Author: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Pages: 147
ISBN: UOM:49015001006445
Release: 1984
Editor: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

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The Underground Man

The Underground Man
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780679768081
Release: 1996
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

While a mysterious fire ravages an affluent community in Southern California, Lew Archer searches for a missing child and discovers a secret history of wayward parents, wounded offspring, and murder. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Ross Macdonald Kenneth Millar a Descriptive Bibliography

Ross Macdonald Kenneth Millar  a Descriptive Bibliography
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Author: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
Pages: 259
ISBN: STANFORD:36105037574386
Release: 1983
Editor: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press

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Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald
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Author: Jerry Speir
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0804468710
Release: 1978
Editor: Frederick Ungar

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Presents an assessment of Ross Macdonald's works.

Trouble Follows Me

Trouble Follows Me
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 181
ISBN: 9781453290538
Release: 2013-01-22
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the last days of World War II, a sailor discovers a transcontinental conspiracy in this classic from “the greatest mystery novelist of his age” (John Connolly, author of Every Dead Thing). It is February 1945, and the war in the Pacific is nearing its climax. In Hawaii on his way to a new post, US Navy ensign Sam Drake stumbles across the girl of his dreams. Mary is a disc jockey, with a voice that’s famous across the islands for playing late-night jazz that no young lover can resist. Before he can follow this modern siren home, they go to check on Mary’s coworker Sue—but that lovely young lady will never spin another record. They find her strung up and dangling outside the window of a bathroom, her face twisted into an ugly mask. The police call it suicide, but Sam is not so sure. Few beautiful women, even suicidal ones, are willing to be so hideous in death. Looking into Sue’s past, he finds another corpse—and a dangerous conspiracy that stretches all the way back to his Motor City home.

Black Money

Black Money
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307759566
Release: 2011-06-15
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Lew Archer is hired to get the goods on the suspiciously suave Frenchman who's run off with his client's girlfriend, it looks like a simple case of alienated affections. Things look different when the mysterious foreigner turns out to be connected to a seven-year-old suicide and a mountain of gambling debts. Black Money is Ross Macdonald at his finest, baring the skull beneath the untanned skin of Southern California's high society.

The Galton Case

The Galton Case
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307759672
Release: 2011-02-23
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Lew Archer returns in this gripping mystery, widely recognized as one of acclaimed mystery writer Ross Macdonald's very best, about the search for the long lost heir of the wealthy Galton family. Almost twenty years have passed since Anthony Galton disappeared, along with a suspiciously streetwise bride and several thousand dollars of his family's fortune. Now Anthony's mother wants him back and has hired Lew Archer to find him. What turns up is a headless skeleton, a boy who claims to be Galton's son, and a con game whose stakes are so high that someone is still willing to kill for them. Devious and poetic, The Galton Case displays MacDonald at the pinnacle of his form.

The Lew Archer Omnibus

The Lew Archer Omnibus
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 250
ISBN: 0749002018
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This first volume of Lew Archer novels presents The Drowning Pool, The Chill and The Goodbye Look.

The Ferguson Affair

The Ferguson Affair
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307740786
Release: 2010-12-07
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It was a long way from the million-dollar Foothill Club to Pelly Street, where grudges were settled in blood and Spanish and a stolen diamond ring landed a girl in jail. Defense lawyer Bill Gunnarson was making the trip—fast. He already knew a kidnapping at the club was tied to the girl's hot rock, and he suspected that a missing Hollywood starlet was the key to a busy crime ring. But while Gunnarson made his way through a storm of deception, money, drugs, and passions, he couldn't guess how some big shots and small-timers would all end up with murder in common...

Ross Macdonald

Ross Macdonald
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Author: Bernard Schopen
Pages: 149
ISBN: UOM:39015016962493
Release: 1990
Editor: Boston : Twayne Publishers

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The Instant Enemy

The Instant Enemy
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Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307279057
Release: 2008
Editor: Lew Archer Novels (Paperback)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Private detective Lew Archer's search for a pretty seventeen-year-old runaway and her juvenile delinquent boyfriend leads to trouble, violence, kidnapping, and murder along the Sunset Strip. Reprint.

Fourth Annual Report of the National Science Board Hearing Before 92 2 April 26 1972

Fourth Annual Report of the National Science Board  Hearing Before     92 2  April 26  1972
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Author: United States. Congress. House. Science and Astronautics
Pages: 115
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110649410
Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown

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It s All One Case

It s All One Case
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Author: Paul Nelson,Kevin Avery
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781606998885
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Fantagraphics Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a prose series of unpublished interviews with, and a visual retrospective of, the seminal mid- to late-20th century literary crime writer. In 1976, critic Paul Nelson spent several weeks interviewing legendary detective writer Ross Macdonald, who elevated the form to a new literary level. “We talked about everything imaginable,” Nelson wrote―including Macdonald’s often meager beginnings; his dual citizenship; writers, painters, music, and movies he admired; The Great Gatsby, his favorite book; how he used symbolism to change detective writing; and more. This book, published in a handsome, oversized format, collects these unpublished interviews and is a visual history of Macdonald’s professional career. It is illustrated with rare and select items from one of the world’s largest private archives of Macdonald ephemera; reproduces, in full color, the covers of the various editions of Macdonald’s more than two dozen books; collects facsimile reproductions of select pages from his manuscripts, as well as magazine spreads; and presents rare photos, many never before seen.

Impedance Spectroscopy

Impedance Spectroscopy
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Author: J. Ross Macdonald,William R. Kenan
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0471831220
Release: 1987-06-23
Editor: Wiley-Interscience

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the first book-length, integrated treatment of impedance spectroscopy with an emphasis on solid state electrochemical systems. Impedance spectroscopy is a method for characterizing the electrical behavior of systems in which the overall system behavior is determined by a number of coupled processes, each proceeding at a different rate. The scope of this volume is comprehensive: provides coverage of fundamental theory, illustrates applications of the technique, and discusses practical considerations in regard to data acquisition and analysis. Those with little prior experience in impedance measurements will find this an excellent introduction. Senior investigators will find that the book provides a useful summary of fundamentals as well as a survey of recent developments in the field.