Modest beginnings

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  • For more than a millennium, the ancient Olympics captured the imaginations of the Greeks, until a Christianized Rome terminated the competitions in the fourth century AD. But the Olympic ideal did not die and this book is a succinct history of the ancient Olympics and their modern resurgence.Classics professor David Young, who has researched the subject for over 25 years, reveals how the ancient Olympics evolved from modest beginnings into a grand festival, attracting hundreds of highly trained athletes, tens of thousands of spectators, and the finest artists and poets.....

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  • Beginning with modest initial attempts in roughly the 1960s, digital image processing has become a recognized field of science, as well as a broadly accepted methodology, to solve practical problems in many different kinds of human activities. The applications encompass an enormous range, starting perhaps with astronomy, geology, and physics, via medical, biological, and ecological imaging and technological exploitation, up to the initially unexpected use in humane sciences, e.g., archaeology or art history.

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  • The success of an open operating system for smartphones is closely linked to the degree to which the functionality of lower levels of software and hardware can be accessed, modified, and augmented by add-on software and hardware. Java MIDP 1.0 allowed only modest access to underlying Symbian OS functionality. Java MIDP 2.0 exploits it much more fully and this book brings you the most up-to-date information available for programming Java MIDP 2.0 for Symbian OS. As Java MIDP 2.0 smartphones begin to ship in volume in 2004, we are witnessing the coming of a third wave of mobile phones....

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  • No one is born knowing how to save or to invest. Every suc- cessful investor starts with the basics—the information in this brochure. A few people may stumble into financial security—a wealthy relative may die, or a business may take off. But for most peo- ple, the only way to attain financial security is to save and in- vest over a long period of time. Time after time, people of even modest means who begin the journey reach financial security and all that it promises: buying a home, educational opportunities for their children, and a comfortable retirement.

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  • In these days immediately following the Great War it is well upon beginning anything--even a modest biographical sketch--to consider a few elementals and distinguish them from the changing unessentials, to keep a sound basis of sense and not be led into hysteria, to look carefully again at the beams of our house and not be deceived into thinking that the plaster and the wall paper are the supports of the building. Let us consider a few of these elementals that apply to the subject in hand as well as to the rest of the universe--elemental truths which do not change, which no Great War can...

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  • An unassuming book, still one of those which grip the reader from beginning to end. When the author started to write his daily impressions and adventures, it was to keep in touch with his people, to quiet those who feared for his safety every moment, and at the same time to give them a clear idea of his life. Without boasting, modestly and naturally, he describes the adventures of an aviator in the great World War. It could well serve as a guide to those who are studying aviation. Although he has avoided the stilted tone of the school-master, still his accomplishments as a knight...

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