Bill Phillips is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals.
He has worked throughout the United States as an alarm systems installer, safe technician, and locksmith.
He is a graduate of the National School of Locksmithing and Alarms (New York City branch),
and he currently works as a security consultant and freelance writer whose articles have appeared in
Consumers Digest, Crime Beat, Home Mechanix, Keynotes, The Los Angeles Times, and many other
In relation to studies and understanding of broad energy and pollution management
issues, the U.S. National Academies have had an on-going program of cooperation with
the Chinese Academies (Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of
Engineering) for a number of years. Joint study activities date to the late 1990s and led to
the publication in 2000 of Cooperation in the Energy Futures of China and the United
States. This volume was the first examination of the broad energy questions facing both
nations at the turn of the new millennium. ...
Others are more avowedly ‘political’ or polemical in intent. The ‘artistic’
and the ‘political’ are far from separate categories, however. Formal
experiment and departure from dominant conventions is, potentially, a
major resource for the deconstruction of dominant ideologies.
His plans would soon be altered, though. A second concert promoted by Dona Laurinda attracted the
attention of the São Paulo modernist artists; in it, Villa-Lobos presented his most aesthetically
‘daring’ works, such as the Quartetto Simbolico and the piece A Fiandeira for solo piano, clearly
inspired by Debussy’s music. Villa-Lobos’s ‘modernity’ – a Debussian ‘modernity’ – meant he was
the only composer invited to present his works at the São Paulo Modern Art Week.
My wife Judy, my children, and my friends urged me for some time to write
about my life and the fascinating period of science I was lucky to be part of.
For years I resisted, mainly because I was still fully occupied with research,
teaching, and various other commitments. I also felt it was not yet time to
look back instead of ahead. However, I slowly began to realize that, because
none of us knows how much time is still left, it might be ill advised to say ‘‘it
is not yet the right time.’’ I therefore started to collect material and to organize
my thoughts for...