Watson John

  • A history of the city of Glasgow from its earliest beginnings, presented in episodic format based on a series of articles first published in the "Evening Times" in the 1970s. The contents cover personalities such as Hawkie, who was one of the city's most famous street hawkers and without whom no public hanging would have been complete; Jamie Blue, who took the law into his own hands to defend the rights of Glasgow's citizens, and Blind Alick, who saw everything! Riots and civil disobedience feature strongly as these were sometimes the only ways for the mob to vent their frustration and anger at the city fathers. As well as personalities, there are places and events, disasters and fairs, body snatchers and religion, trams and pubs, royalty and ships, and markets and murders to mention but a few. In short, this is a comprehensive and entertaining insight into Glasgow, its people and its history.

  • The Rough Guide to Montréal is your definitive guide to this delightful city. From the churches and cobblestone streets of Vieux-Montréal to the parks and gardens sprinkled throughout the city, the full-colour introduction highlights all the 'things-not-to-miss'. There are insider reviews of all the best places to stay, eat and drink, whatever your budget, with the new 'Author's Pick' feature highlighting the very best options. There is extensive coverage of Québec City, as well as the Laurentian Mountains and Eastern Townships. The guide also takes and insightful look at Montréal's history and background and comes complete with maps and plans for every neighbourhood.The Rough Guide to Montréal is like having a local friend plan your trip!

  • This highly practical and self-contained guidebook explains the principles and major applications of digital hologram recording and numerical reconstruction (Digital Holography).

    A special chapter is designated to digital holographic interferometry with applications in deformation and shape measurement and refractive index determination.

    Applications in imaging and microscopy are also described.

    Spcial techniques such as digital light-in-flight holography, holographic endoscopy, information encrypting, comparative holography, and related techniques of speckle metrology are also treated

  • Astronomy with a Budget Telescope, 2nd Edition is a complete introduction to buying and using a low-cost amateur astronomical telescope. It provides essential hints and tips about what to look for when buying on a budget - the best are now excellent value, but they all lack an astronomer's advice about setting them up and using them.Astronomy with a Budget Telescope was first published in 2003, since then technology has moved on substantially. The main factors are first the availability of fairly inexpensive computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes which after setting up can automatically locate any celestial objects with reasonable accuracy. Second, digital cameras have now almost completely displaced "wet" film cameras, and some of them are particularly well-suited to astronomical use. Third, prices are down and quality is up!This new edition is revised and extended to include using a low-cost "go-to" telescope - there are various pitfalls to be avoided - and how this class of instrument can make amateur astronomy more accessible to those with limited time at their disposal. It also discusses the new breed of mid-range digital cameras that include powerful on-board processing and image enhancement software that used to be available only to people with advanced astronomical CCD cameras. Finally, there are detailed reviews and test reports on some of the budget telescopes that are available on Main Street and by mail order.

  • The first basic overview of all aspects of transplantation with a clarity not to be found in more inaccessible textbooks.  This brand new title provides a succinct overview of both the scientific and clinical principles of organ transplantation and the types of organ transplant, featuring highly-illustrated information covering core topics in transplantation including: Organ donors Organ preservation Assessment of transplant recipients Indications for transplantation Immunology of transplantation Immunosuppression and its complications Overviews of thoracic and abdominal organ transplantation, including the kidneys, liver, heart and lungs Transplantation at a Glance is the ideal introduction for medical students, junior doctors, surgical trainees, immunology students, pharmacists, and nurses on transplant wards.

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