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By Evelyn Waugh

ISBN-10: 0316366846

ISBN-13: 9780316366847

After seven years of marriage, the gorgeous girl Brenda final has grown tired of existence at Hetton Abbey, the Gothic mansion that's the delight and pleasure of her husband, Tony. She drifts into an affair with the shallow socialite John Beaver and forsakes Tony for the Belgravia set. In a singular that mixes tragedy, comedy, and savage irony, Evelyn Waugh indelibly captures the irresponsible temper of the "crazy and sterile generation" among the wars.

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Although they had a heateT before Alaska or Norway, the university had to give up operating theirs after the neighbors complained. Firefighters in northeastern Canada, foT example, had high frequency radios on board their airplanes. Although Penn State's ionospheric heater was not on the same frequency, it was so strong that the airplane radios would "kind of blank out", recalls Ferraro. "We developed cooperative techniques; we would shut down whenever they wanted us to, but it became so difficult that we just had to give up.

They're a big defense contractor. " When Eastlund walked into the meeting room that day in the 1980's to give a presentation, he was aware of the senior scientist's presence. Eastlund had a collection of transparencies ready to slap onto the audiovisual table, to illustrate his new concept for focusing a powerful beam of radio-frequency or microwave energy onto the ionosphere. He had several reasons to expect approval. For one, whoever would fire up electrical generators to power his proposed giant transmitter could be a big paying customer for ARCO's natural gas fields on the North Slope of Alaska, "I came in with my viewgraphs," Eastlund recalls.

I showed one viewgraph on the location of the North Slope of Alaska. Where the earth's magnetic field is, where Russia is, and everything. " Eastlund didn't have to show the next slide. The idea clicked and the military contractor apparently wanted to just think about it foT a minute. ' I didn't have to show any of the detail," Eastlund said with obvious pride. "It's that kind of a concept. In fact, dealing with knowledgeable people, I never made it beyond the third view graph. " The senior scientist whom Eastlund impressed is an inventor who has patents on microwave technology, electron optics and guided missiles.

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