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Dedham, MA: Artech House, Inc., 1979. Reprint edition, second printing [stated]. Hardcover. , 608,  pages. Footnotes. Figures. Formulae. Tables. List of Symbols Used. Bibliography and References. Index. This is one of the Artech Radar Library of which Mr. Barton was also the series editor. An earlier edition Radar System Analysis was published in 1964 that was originally part of the Prentice-Hall Microwaves and Fields series and their Electrical Engineering series. This new version has been printed to provide copies to engineers who have newly entered the radar system field and also to correct both substantive and typographical errors in the original. David Knox Barton (born 1927 in Greenwich, Connecticut) is an American radar systems engineer who has made significant contributions to air defense, missile guidance, monopulse radar, low-altitude tracking, air traffic control, and early warning radar. He had authored or edited a well-regarded series of reference books on radar engineering in the late 1970s. David Barton was one of the people behind the MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system. He was a consulting scientist with Raytheon for at least part of his distinguished career.
Washington DC: United States Coast Artillery Association, 1949. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 64 pages, plus covers. Illus. Cover wear and erasure. This Journal was founded in 1892 as The Journal of the United States Artillery and was published as such until 1922. From 1922 until 1948 it was published as the Coast Artillery Journal. The U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps (CAC) was an administrative corps responsible for coastal, harbor, and anti-aircraft defense of the United States between 1901 and 1950. The CAC also operated heavy and railway artillery during World War I. In 1907, Congress split the Field Artillery and Coast Artillery into separate branches, creating a separate Coast Artillery Corps (CAC), and authorizing an increase in the Coast Artillery Corps to 170 companies. National Guard coast artillery units were also formed by the states to attempt to bring the CAC up to strength in wartime. When WWII ended it was decided that few gun defenses were needed, and by 1948 almost all of the seacoast defenses had been scrapped. The Coast Artillery was disestablished in 1950.
New York, N.Y. Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1956. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6 inches by 8.5 inches 182,  pages. Frontis illustration. Includes Foreword, Introduction, Illustrations (Includes 22 black and white photographs of battleships and their crews), Bibliography, and Index. Chapters on Biography of a Battleship; The Naval and Military Situation in 1943; "J.W. Convoy en route for Murmansk"; The Scharnhorst puts to Sea; the Royal Navy and the Convoys; The British Radar Apparatus; Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser sets the Trap; The Duke of York sails with Force 2; The Net is Cast; The Scharnhorst on her Sortie; Vice-Admiral Burnett attacks with the 10th Cruiser Squadron, Force 1; The Second Encounter with Force 1; Admiral Sir Bruce Fraser closes the Net; The Scharnhorst under Fire; The Destroyer Sub-Divisions of Force 2 attack; The Duke of York attacks for the Second time; Force 2 and Force 1 close in for the Final Battle; In the Control Position and Port IV 5.9-inch Twin Turret of the Scharnhorst; Jamaica, Belfast and the British Destroyers sink the Scharnhorst with Torpedoes; "To All Stations. From the Captain: Abandon Ship!". Fritz-Otto Busch (30 December 1890 in Lindenthal, Cologne–5 July 1971 in Surrey) was a German naval officer in the Imperial German Navy, the Reichsmarine and the Kriegsmarine, as well as a translator and a maritime and naval writer. He was a committed Nazi and had an influential role in the Nazification of the German P.E.N. from 1933 onwards. He used the pseudonyms Peter Cornelissen and Wilhelm Wolfslast. From 1933 onwards, Busch became the most widely read Nazi propaganda author on naval matters.
Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1996. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , xiii, , 301,  pages. Illustrations. Footnotes. Planetary Radar Astronomy Publications. A Note on Sources. Interviews. Technical Essay: Planetary Radar Astronomy. Abbreviations. For Further Reading. Index. About the Author. This is one of the NASA History Series. Dr. Butrica received his doctorate from the Iowa State University's History of Science and Technology program. He is a professional research historian and the author of numerous books and articles. He has been an invited lecturer at prestigious academic institutions and is a member of a number of professional bodies. The past 50 years prior to the publication of this work had brought forward a unique capability to conduct research and expand scientific knowledge of the Solar System through the use of radar to conduct planetary astronomy. This technology involves the aiming of a carefully controlled radio signal at a planet (or some other Solar System target, such as a planetary satellite, asteroid, or a ring system), detecting its echo, and analyzing the information that the echo carries. This capability has contributed to the scientific knowledge of the Solar System in two fundamental ways. Most directly, planetary radars can produce images of target surfaces otherwise hidden from sight and can furnish other kinds of information about target surface features. Radar also can provide highly accurate measurements of a target's rotational and orbital motions. Such measurements are obviously invaluable for the navigation of Solar System exploratory spacecraft, a principal activity of NASA since its inception in 1958.
New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pierce, 1962. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, 271,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Selected Bibliography. DJ is price clipped. DJ has some wear, soiling, tears and chips. Endpaper map. Name of previous owner (William E. Davies) and date in ink on fep. Believed to be William Edward Davies (December 24, 1917 – June 27, 1990) was a notable American geologist and official of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). During World War II, at which time he was an officer with the Army Map Service. In the mid-1950s he took part in a USGS expedition to Antarctica. The Davies Escarpment in Antarctica was named for him. William Samuel Carlson (November 18, 1905 – May 8, 1994) was a 20th-century academic administrator who served as president of four universities. Carlson was born in Ironwood, Michigan and earned bachelor's (1930), master's (1932) and Ph.D. (1938) degrees from the University of Michigan. Carlson participated in the University of Michigan Greenland Expedition of 1928–1929 and led the fourth University of Michigan Greenland Expedition in 1930–1931. After completing his education, he joined the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Professor of Education, eventually becoming a full Professor and Dean of Admissions and Records. He served in the Air Force during the Second World War, building air bases in Canada, Greenland, and Iceland for transport to Britain. After the war, he assumed the Presidencies of the University of Delaware, the University of Vermont, and the State University of New York in rapid succession. He undertook the Presidency at the University of Toledo, from which he retired after 14 years.
Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1998. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 305,  pages. Includes Illustrations. Preface, Acknowledgments, Epilogue, Appendix: William S. Parsons' Honors, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Al Christman is a journalist and historian in San Marcos, California. Al Christman was a writer and historian for the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, California. Mr. Christman's books include "Sailors, Scientists and Rockets," "Grand Experiment at Inyokern," "Naval Innovators: 1776 to 1900" and "Target Hiroshima: Deak Parsons and the Creation of the Atomic Bomb." As a combat engineer in the 99th Infantry Division, Christman saw action in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge, Remagen Bridge and the Ruhr Pocket. He was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and retired as major. He graduated from the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism and English and from California State Dominguez Hills in the humanities.
Washington, DC: U. S. Government Printing Office, 1969. presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. 26 cm, , 18 pages. Wraps. Illustrations. This is one of the America in Space: The First Decade series. William Roger Corliss (August 28, 1926 – July 8, 2011) was an American physicist and writer who was known for his interest in collecting data regarding anomalous phenomena. Arthur C. Clarke described him as "Fort's latter-day - and much more scientific - successor." Starting in 1974, Corliss published a number of works in the "Sourcebook Project". Each volume was devoted to a scientific field (archeology, astronomy, geology, et cetera) and featured articles culled almost exclusively from scientific journals. Corliss was inspired by Charles Fort, who earlier also collected reports of unusual phenomena. Many of the articles in Corliss's works were mentioned in Charles Fort's works. Unlike Fort, known for his idiosyncratic writing style, Corliss initially offered little in the way of his own opinions or editorial comments, preferring to let the articles speak for themselves. Corliss wrote many other books and articles, notably including 13 educational books about astronomy, outer space and space travel for NASA and a similar number for the Atomic Energy Commission and the National Science Foundation.
New York: Viking, 2003. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xci. , 535,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. John Cornwell (born 1940) is a British journalist, author, and academic. Since 1990 he has directed the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he is also, since 2009, Founder and Director of the Rustat Conferences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was nominated for the PEN/Ackerley Prize for best UK memoir 2007 (Seminary Boy) and shortlisted Specialist Journalist of the Year (Sunday Times Magazine), British Press Awards 2006. He won the Scientific and Medical Network Book of the Year Award for Hitler's Scientists, 2005; and received the Independent Television Authority-Tablet Award for contributions to religious journalism (1994). In 1982 he won the Gold Dagger Award Non-Fiction (1982) for Earth to Earth. He is best known for his investigative journalism; memoir; and his work in public understanding of science.