The Star System

Author: Paul McDonald
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503245
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The Star System from the Author: Paul McDonald. -- Jane Gaines, Duke University

Picture Personalities

Author: Richard DeCordova
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070167
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Picture Personalities from the Author: Richard DeCordova. "Moving pictures existed for over a decade before anything resembling a star system appeared. Then, within the space of a very few years, American cinema went from being completely devoid of stars to being completely dependent on them. Picture Personalities is an invaluable account of this crucial development in cinema and modern culture.Conventional wisdom attributes the rise of the star system to the charisma of individual performers or to the public's desire to idolize an appealing star. In Picture Personalities, Richard deCordova argues that the fledgling movie industry and the press conspired to develop the star system, along with a system of discourse to support it. How actors became stars and how they began to assume public identities distinct from their fictional roles was closely tied to the journalistic discourse of the period, produced by the trade press, newspapers, general periodicals, fan magazines, publicity stills, posters, and other material. DeCordova shows how the studios worked to fabricate moral images of the stars' marriages and personal lives and how a series of star scandals in the 1920s challenged those images and brought about changes in the conventions of representing stars. A new foreword by Corey K. Creekmur enhances this first paperback edition."

Star System

Author: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen-Aktiengesellschaft
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Star System from the Author: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen-Aktiengesellschaft.

Parameter Determination Of A Binary Star System

Author: Fabian Prilasnig
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638020584
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Parameter Determination Of A Binary Star System from the Author: Fabian Prilasnig. Diploma Thesis from the year 2001 in the subject Astronomy, grade: 1,0, Technical University of Graz, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The focus of this work about binary star systems is on model applications ans selections of an algorithm to determine the parameters of individual binaries. It consists of four major parts: a general introduction to the theory of binary stars; introductory material about spectroscopy and photometry; a description of IRAF (Imaging Reduction and Analysis Facility) - this is a software program which allows the reduction and the analysis of gathered data of astronomical objects - and its application on parameter determination of the binary system UV Leonis. Last but not least follows the presentation of the spectroscopical and photometrical results of this binary star system. The spectroscopical and photometrical results confirm that the components of the binary star system UV Leonis are main-sequence stars having the same spectral type as the Sun. From the radial velocity curves we can conclude that both components must be nearly spherical due to the sinusoidal shape of their radial velocity curves. The characteristics of their B and V light curves tell us that the orbital inclination is a little bit smaller than 90° because of the V-shaped eclipses. Our results agree with the results from the literature, while masses were spectroscopically determined here for the first time. Our value of the distance to UV Leo is consistent with trigonometric parallax from the Hipparcos mission but our error bar is smaller.

The Golfing Machine

Author: Homer Kelley
Publisher: Golfing Machine
ISBN: 9780932890054
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The Golfing Machine from the Author: Homer Kelley.

Can Star Systems Be Explored

Author: Lawrence B. Crowell
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812790772
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Can Star Systems Be Explored from the Author: Lawrence B. Crowell. Nanotechnology is an emerging and exciting area in the field of implants. Numerous promising developments have been elucidated regarding the use of nanotechnology to regenerate tissues. This important book highlights the potential of nanophase materials to improve hard and soft tissue applications. In all cases, increased tissue regeneration has been observed for bone, cartilage, vascular, bladder, and central/peripheral nervous system tissues.

Galactic Encounters

Author: William Sheehan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0387853472
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Galactic Encounters from the Author: William Sheehan. Written by William Sheehan, a noted historian of astronomy, and Christopher J. Conselice, a professional astronomer specializing in galaxies in the early universe, this book tells the story of how astronomers have pieced together what is known about the vast and complicated systems of stars and dust known as galaxies. The first galaxies appeared as violently disturbed exotic objects when the Universe was only a few 100 million years old. From that tortured beginning, they have evolved though processes of accretion, merging and star formation into the majestic spirals and massive ellipticals that dominate our local part of the Universe. This of course includes the Milky Way, to which the Sun and Solar System belong; it is our galactic home, and the only galaxy we will ever know from the inside. Sheehan and Conselice show how astronomers’ understanding has grown from the early catalogs of Charles Messier and William Herschel; developed through the pioneering efforts of astronomers like E.E. Barnard, V.M. Slipher, Henrietta Leavitt, Edwin Hubble and W.W. Morgan; and finally is reaching fruition in cutting-edge research with state-of-the-art instruments such as the Hubble Space Telescope that can see back to nearly the beginning of the Universe. By combining archival research that reveals fascinating details about the personalities, rivalries and insights of the astronomers who created extragalactic astronomy with the latest data gleaned from a host of observa tions, the authors provide a view of galaxies – and their place in our understanding of the Universe – as they have never been seen before.

Star System Midway

Author: Jerry A Young
ISBN: 1537859846
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Star System Midway from the Author: Jerry A Young. They come from the Constellation of the Devil every few thousand years to destroy all sentient life. This time, they are in for a surprise! Book 3 of the Evidence of War series finds the humans and Restans hoping to spring the trap on the Amferians. Also the humans, led by Admiral Hooker on the converted Star-Guardian Ambassador, are trying to convince the transplanted Neanderthals, now known as the Batkans, to join the fight. Meanwhile, the Amferian devils have sent a powerful fleet against one of the Batkan colonies, and only an old Star-Guardian, a brand new, untested Star-Guardian, and a small squadron of Restans are in a position to intercept them. A larger still enemy fleet is gathering, but will their next target be the planet code-named Midway, where the trap will be sprung, or will they divert directly to Restas or even Earth?