With the substantial advances in the miniaturization of electronic components, wildlife biologists now routinely monitor the movements of free-ranging animals with radio-tracking devices. This book explicates the many analytical techniques and computer programs available to extract biological information from the radio tracking data.
"It is difficult to imagine a subject with more elusive data than this. The source and location of clandestine radio broadcasts are, by definition, secret. `White' stations openly identify themselves (such as Radio Free Europe), and `gray' stations are purportedly operated by dissident groups within a country, although actually they might be located in another nation; but `black' stations transmit broadcasts by one side disguised as broadcasts by another. . . . [This] is an extraordinary book. It belongs in every research library concerned with war and revolution and international communications. A valuable appendix lists known clandestine radio stateions, 1948-1985." Choice "In this ambitious and impressive study two academic specialists in the field of political communication have endeavored to cover the history of such broadcasts from the beginnings in the 1930s through the use of psychological warfare and deception of World War II to the manifold practice of `gray' and `black' propaganda that had punctuated the conflict of the postwar period." Foreign Affairs
Radio Glow World is the latest gripping novel by the renowned Australian author Doug Moody. Doug has perfectly captured the true essence and spirit of the golden era of radio broadcasting. Prepare to be transported back to a time before loud mouthed opinionated Disc Jockeys and head banging music capable of bursting your ear drums began to pollute the airwaves. Radio Glow World - a magical place where your imagination can run free and where the best of British music is always played. We meet Blake Winton, a flawed man who is haunted by spectres from his past and present. Will he secure a future in the community radio world after being taken under the wing of a veteran of the industry, or will he find himself being the victim of a bludging old fool. What is the unsavoury Black Barry Hughes plotting? Will a major terrorist attack hit Sydney and why are a group of American radio executives sniffing around? All will be revealed in this captivating saga about the wonderful era when the wireless ruled supreme.
Biology and Freedom is an essay on human nature; an attempt to make a just assessment of a species often presented as predominantly and unavoidably violent, greedy, and stupid. Likening human beings to animals is a traditional method of influencing attitudes on questions of morals and politics. Here, Professor Barnett shows that modern ethology, experimental psychology, genetics, and evolutionary theory give the currently fashionable misanthrophy no authentic support. He asks whether the theory of evolution has any bearing on, for instance, Machiavellianism in politics or the concept of original sin; and whether laboratory experiments on the effects of reward and punishment tell us anything useful about why we work, or about the enigma of free will. Combining the findings of modern biology with logic and humor, Professor Barnett gives a lucid alternative portrait of humanity. He stresses the questions that the complexities of human existence will raise long after the currently fashionable theories have faded. All those interested in these questions, in the truth about human nature, and in the future of human society will want to read this book.
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