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Horizon Chasers

Author : Gerry Max
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Richard Halliburton was the quintessential world traveler of the early 20th century. In 1930, his celebrity equaled that of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart. Halliburton called himself a "horizon chaser" and recommended that one should see the world before committing to a routine. Not only did he live up to his ideal, but he was eager to write about his adventures. A prolific partnership with gifted editor and ghost writer Paul Mooney produced excellent work, and theirs became a close personal relationship. Sadly, Halliburton and Mooney disappeared at sea on March 24, 1939, along with the entire crew of Halliburton's Chinese junk Sea Dragon, as they attempted to cross the Pacific from Hong Kong to the San Francisco World's Fair. This biography records the life and adventures of Halliburton and Mooney, focusing--as no other Halliburton biography has--on the productive literary collaboration between the two. Drawing on the recollections of people who knew them both, the work discusses their backgrounds, the early years of their acquaintance, and their possible romantic relationship. Finally, their fateful journey to Hong Kong and the ill-advised voyage of the Sea Dragon is described in detail. A good deal of first-hand evidence is provided by William Alexander, Paul Mooney's best friend and designer of Halliburton's Laguna Beach house. Appendices contain seven poems by Mooney and facsimile letters, including one of praise written by Richard Halliburton to William Alexander. Never-before-published photographs are also included.

Receding Horizon Control

Author : Wook Hyun Kwon
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Easy-to-follow learning structure makes absorption of advanced material as pain-free as possible Introduces complete theories for stability and cost monotonicity for constrained and non-linear systems as well as for linear systems In co-ordination with MATLAB® files available from, exercises and examples give the student more practice in the predictive control and filtering techniques presented

Horizon of Expectations

Author : Qazi Nasir Uddin, Ph.D.
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This book was originally written as a dissertation in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature in the Graduate School of the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1985.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Author : M. Lynne Corn
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The explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010, and the resulting oil spill began a cascade of effects on the coastal areas of the Gulf and on the wealth of species that inhabit those areas. These wetlands, like those elsewhere, have value for water quality, flood control, shoreline protection, and recreation. Contents of this report: (1) Introduction; (2) Why Are Wetlands Important?; (3) Coastal Wetlands and Assets in the Gulf of Mexico; (4) Oil Spills: Impacts on Wetland Habitats and Animals; (5) Weather and Storms; (6) Mitigation and Cleanup of Wetlands; (7) Oil Spill Response; (8) Cleanup and Recovery Issues; (9) Conclusion. Charts and tables.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Author : Curry L. Hagerty
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On April 20, 2010, an explosion and fire occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). This resulted in 11 worker fatalities, a massive oil release, and a national response effort in the GoM region by the federal and state governments as well as BP. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Setting in the GoM: Oil and Gas Recovery; Weather and Ocean Currents; Biological Resources; (3) Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling Technology; (4) Fed. Statutory Framework; (5) Fed. Regulatory Framework; (6) Environmental and Economic Impacts; (7) Labor Issues; (8) Reorganization of Minerals Mgmt. Service; (9) FEMA Issues; Exxon Valdez; Recent Regional Disaster History; (10) Conclusion. Charts and tables.

Thunder Over the Horizon

Author : Clayton K. S. Chun
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Everything you always wanted to know about one of the most important weapons technologies of the twentieth century.

Beyond the Horizon

Author : Eugene O'Neill
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THE STORY: The introspective and sensitive Robert falls in love with Ruth, who is engaged to his brother, Andrew; she marries Robert, and Andrew goes to sea. Ruth later discovers that her marriage has been a mistake and that she is still in love wi

Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politeness

Author : Robin Tolmach Lakoff
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Implementing VMware Horizon 7 7

Author : Jason Ventresco
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Effectively implement features and components for any computing environment Key Features Explore the latest features of VMware Horizon 7.7 Virtualize your desktop infrastructure using new features introduced in Horizon Implement App Volumes and User Environment Manager in your infrastructure Book Description This third edition of Implementing VMware Horizon 7.7 has been updated to get you up to speed with VMware Horizon 7.7 by showing you how to use its key features and deploying an end-user computing infrastructure for your own organization. The book begins by guiding you on how to deploy all the core requirements for a VMware Horizon infrastructure. It then moves on to show you how to provision and administer end-user computing resources using VMware Horizon. You’ll not only be able to deploy the core VMware Horizon features, but you’ll also be able to implement new features, such as the Just-in-Time Management Platform (JMP) and the Horizon Console. You’ll also focus on the latest features and components of the Horizon platform and learn when and how they are used. By the end of the book, you will have developed a solid understanding of how your organization can benefit from the capabilities VMware Horizon offers and how each of its components is implemented. What you will learn Work with the different products that make up VMware Horizon Implement a multi-site VMware Horizon Pod using the Cloud Pod Architecture feature Deploy and configure VMware Horizon’s optional components Implement and maintain Microsoft RDSH, Horizon Linux, and Windows Desktop Pools and RDSH Application Pools Configure and manage Horizon remotely using PowerCLI Learn about the Microsoft Windows Group Policy templates for Horizon Understand how to manage the SSL certificates for each of the VMware Horizon components Who this book is for If you’re a system administrator, solutions architect, or desktop engineer looking to level up your skills working with VMware's Horizon ecosystem and want to build a successful deployment strategy for desktops and applications, this book is for you.

The Rays From The Third Horizon

Author : Sandip Mitra
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The Social Horizon of Knowledge

Author : Piotr Buczkowski
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Author : John Neylon
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HORIZON: GREG JOHNS, SCULPTURES 1970-2002 traces the ideas and career of the Adelaide-based artist from his first commission in the late 1970s through to participation in recent exhibitions in New York and Bahrain. The story is told by noted Adelaide writer and art critic, John Neylon of the Art Gallery of South Australia. His text examines all aspects of the artist's development as a creator of large-scale public sculptures and explains the philosophy that has shaped the work. The reader is led through a rich array of ideas and images relating to the use of sculptural form as a language in which the works serve as metaphors for the human psyche and the natural/cosmic systems that define our world. A number of key sculptures are examined in detail - as are issues surrounding public art and its reception within the community. The processes of commissioning, creating and installing the sculptures are described along with intimate glimpses into the creation of each work as it proceeds from the artist's studio, to the engineering works where it is fabricated, and then on to its intended site.

The Horizon

Author : Didier Maleuvre
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What is a horizon? A line where land meets sky? The end of the world or the beginning of perception? In this brilliant, engaging, and stimulating history, Didier Maleuvre journeys to the outer reaches of human experience and explores philosophy, religion, and art to understand our struggle and fascination with limits—of life, knowledge, existence, and death. Maleuvre sweeps us through a vast cultural landscape, enabling us to experience each stopping place as the cusp of a limitless journey, whether he is discussing the works of Picasso, Gothic architecture, Beethoven, or General Relativity. If, as Aristotle said, philosophy begins in wonder, then this remarkable book shows us how wonder—the urge to know beyond the conceivable—is itself the engine of culture.

Description of an Artificial Horizon

Author : Alexander Bridport Becher
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The Origins of the Horizon in Husserl s Phenomenology

Author : Saulius Geniusas
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This volume is the first book-length analysis of the problematic concept of the ‘horizon’ in Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology, as well as in phenomenology generally. A recent arrival on the conceptual scene, the horizon still eludes robust definition. The author shows in this authoritative exploration of the topic that Husserl, the originator of phenomenology, placed the notion of the horizon at the centre of philosophical enquiry. He also demonstrates the rightful centrality of the concept of the horizon, all too often viewed as an imprecise metaphor of tangential significance. His systematic analysis deploys both early and late work by Husserl, as well as hitherto unpublished manuscripts. Opening out the question to include that of the origins of the horizon, the book explores the horizon as philosophical theme or notion, as a figure of intentionality, and as a signification of one’s consciousness of the world—our ‘world-horizon’. It argues that the central philosophical significance of the problematic of the horizon makes itself apparent in realizing how this problematic enriches our philosophical understanding of subjectivity. Systematic, thorough, and revealing, this study of the significance of a core concept in phenomenology will be relevant not only to the phenomenological community, but also to anyone interested in the intersections of phenomenology and other philosophical traditions, such as hermeneutics and pragmatism.​

Horizon Delta

Author : D. W. Vogel
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Jonah was born on a dying spaceship. If everything had gone according to plan, Jonah would have lived and died aboard Horizon Delta, leaving his future descendants to colonize a new home for humanity. But the ship will never make it. The unforgiving journey has weakened their vessel and, when a meteor takes out the last of their remaining functional systems, they are stranded centuries from their final destination. Fifteen-year-old Jonah and his little brother are among the few survivors crowded into a tiny chamber, waiting for either the water or the air to run out. When they are picked up by a dark, silent alien spacecraft, the refugees believe they’re saved. But after days of being held captive, one by one, they start to be taken, never to return. With tensions rising and people disappearing, Jonah takes a desperate chance to escape their imprisonment. In order to find a safe haven for his brother and his people, Jonah must find allies against their advanced and ruthless enemies and make it back to a ship that is designed to be untraceable. Jonah is going to save his brother and the last of his people, no matter what it takes.

The Communist Horizon

Author : Jodi Dean
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The author of Democracy and other Neoliberal Fantasies separates communist ideals from the failures of the Soviet Union while denouncing the practices of capitalism, examining the experience of the Occupy movement to argue in favor of an organized revolution that can be constituted as a party.

HC 703 Government Horizon Scanning

Author : House of Commons - Science and Technology Committee
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The Government launched its new horizon scanning programme last July, stating that 'in a tight economic climate, it is more important than ever to have the best possible understanding of the world around us, and how that world is changing'. However, as it stands, the new programme is little more than an echo chamber for Government views. The new bodies that have been created consist entirely of Civil Servants, effectively excluding the vast pool of expertise that exists outside of government. The new programme does not even have a dedicated web presence to keep interested parties informed. The programme's failings are partially attributed to a lack of ministerial oversight. The Government also needs to recognise the potential role to be played in the new programme by the Government Office for Science (GO-Science), specifically the Foresight Unit. The relative lack of impact that the Foresight Unit has historically had on policy is largely a result of its non-central location in government. GO-Science is located in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). In contrast, the new horizon scanning programme is located in the Cabinet Office. In choosing to situate the new horizon scanning programme in the Cabinet Office, the Government has recognised the importance of location and has thereby acknowledged the strength of this argument. GO-Science should be relocated from BIS to the Cabinet Office, where it can play a more central role in the new programme and more effectively fulfill its role of ensuring that the best scientific evidence is utilised across government

Agriculture s Ethical Horizon

Author : Robert L Zimdahl
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The second edition of Agriculture's Ethical Horizon is a carefully considered application of philosophical concepts, such as utilitarianism and positivism, to the practice of agricultural science. Author Robert Zimdahl argues for an approach to agriculture guided by foundational values, and addresses the questions: What are the goals of agricultural and weed science? What should their goals be? How do and how should the practitioners of agriculture address complex ethical questions? This book engages students, researchers, and professionals across disciplines including horticulture, soil and plant science, entomology, and more, all without requiring a background in philosophy. It examines topics such as scientific truth and myth, moral confidence in agriculture, the relevance of ethics to sustainability, and biotechnology. New to this edition is a chapter examining the raising, housing and slaughter of animals for human food, and a chapter on alternative and organic agricultural systems. Easily understood by non-philosophers Chapter sidebars highlight important concepts and can be used to engage students in further discussion Companion website includes further teaching aids and a discussion board