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Understanding Fiber Optics (5th Edition)

0131174290


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H.W. Sams
Answers many fiber optic questions! Those interested in fiber optic technology will find this tutorial easy to read and easy to reference whenever needed. "Includes material on new topics such as optical fiber amplifiers and fiber optic sensors . Explains components, concepts, systems, and principles. Discusses applications in telephones, LANs, and video. Uses easy-to-follow explanations". 477 pages

Book News Inc.
An introduction to fiber optics utilizing a nontheoretical, nonmathematical approach. Includes b&w illustrations, diagrams, and a glossary. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Creative Cloth Doll Faces
Patti Medaris Culea
159253144X
Apr 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The face is the most important feature of a doll—it is also the most challenging. So it is surprising that there is so little instruction available on creating doll faces. This book fills that void. Author Patti Medaris Culea began her career in art as a portrait painter and she puts that experience to work when creating her doll faces. In this book, she shows readers a simple technique for easily creating faces using her step-by-step approach. She gives her tips for how to divide the face into quadrants, graft features together, and much more. Every aspect of doll making is covered—from the basics to detailed techniques for making the various faces to instructions for putting a pattern together. Readers will learn how to use watercolor pencils, acrylics, and fabric paints, as well as learn techniques for...


Fast and EZ Calorie, Fat, Carb, Fiber, and Protein Counter
Helena Schaar
1411610903
August 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The easiest calorie & complete food counter ever! To help you manage your weight forever! Alphabetical listings for fast and easy calorie, fat, carbohydrate, fiber, and protein counts. All your favorite foods, fast food restaurants, and beverages. Slim sized to fit in a purse or briefcase. "EZ! Fitness Diet & Exercise Guide" included inside in this book. Here, find the power for a lifetime of total success controlling your weight! Contains all the information you need to understand calories, healthy dieting, and exercise. The formulas are included to calculate your daily caloric requirements for achieving and maintaining your ideal weight. Calorie expenditure is also covered, and how to burn calories faster. Calorie counting plus a simple exercise routine results in healthy weight management, with lifelong...


Fiber-to-the-Curb, Fiber-to-the-Home, Fixed Wireless, and Powerline Communications: Threatening Cable Modem's and DSL's Hegemony [DOWNLOAD: PDF]

B000063U8L


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Book Description
The tightening of capital markets, coupled with the disinclination of the incumbent providers to open their networks to competitors, has led to a decline in overall broadband competition. The worsening economic environment has led broadband providers to rethink their network build-out strategies. Despite these troubles, however, consumer broadband availability and penetration will continue to grow. An important element contributing to this growth is the deployment of alternative broadband access platforms such as fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC), fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), fixed wireless, and powerline communications. While these alternative technologies will not dislodge the leadership of cable modem and digital subscriber line (DSL) services, they will increase the availability of broadband specifically in markets where conventional...



Creative Cloth Doll Making
Patti Medaris Culea
1564969428
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Though doll making is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, contemporary artists continue to expand the boundaries of this craft by creating exciting new work that incorporates all types of media. In this book, artists from around the world release their creative forces with glorious abandon as they take three simple doll patterns and turn them into one-of-a-kind works of art featuring hand-dyed fabrics, beads, stamping, colored pencils, and much more. Internationally known cloth doll artist and teacher Patti Medaris Culea brings together a collection of projects ranging from simple and elegant designs by emerging artists to elaborate dolls from premiere doll designers. These artists offer easy to follow instructions, tips and special insights, along with creative variations for each of the projects. *...


Fabulous Woven Jewelry: Plaiting, Coiling, Knotting, Looping and Twining with Fiber and Metal
Mary Hettmansperger
1579906141
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Award-winning fiber artist Mary Hettmansperger reveals the secrets of using traditional basketry techniques to create 28 striking pieces of jewelry. It's a new and exciting approach that yields remarkable results--even for beginners. She covers four basic procedures--plaiting, knotting, looping, and twining--and incorporates materials such as copper, colorful wire, natural fibers, even bottle tops and bark. The array of projects includes soft-fiber necklaces as well as one made from looped linen over a forged silver mold: small retro pins, bright and colorful in twined pattern shaped; and a variety of pieces made from wire twisted with beads. There's no other book like it, and it's sure to appeal to a diverse range of crafters.


The 20/30 Fat & Fiber Diet Plan
Gabe Mirkin
0062736507
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
The average American eats the fat equivalent of a cup of butter each day, and it's easy to convert this dietary fat to body fat (the saying "A moment on the lips, forever on the hips" isn't so farfetched after all). This is probably why one in three adults in this country is obese. But authors Gabe Mirkin, M.D., and Barry Fox, Ph.D. (coauthor of the bestselling Arthritis Cure) say that focusing on cutting the fat out of your diet is not the right way to lose weight, as a drastically low-fat diet almost always leads to late-day bingeing.

By increasing dietary fiber to 30 grams a day (with beans, whole grains, and vegetables), and by moderately cutting fat intake to 20 grams, they say that permanent weight loss can be achieved-- without painful hunger pangs, headaches, or petulant fits of rage that threaten your long-term...



The New Diabetic Cookbook, Fifth Edition: More than 200 Delicious Recipes for a Low-Fat, Low-Sugar, Low-Cholesterol, Low-Salt, High-Fiber Diet
Mabel Cavaiani
0071391355
January 2002
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
This newly revised, updated fourth edition of a classic packs in over 200 recipes low in salt, sugar and fat, following the latest guidelines of the American Diabetes Association and including plenty of information on nutrition. This is not sugar-free cooking: many dessert dishes call for real sugar rather than substitutes. But it does outline the basic principles of diabetic exchange cooking. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
With more than 250,000 copies sold so far in its previous editions, The New Diabetic Cookbook is a must-have cooking classic for people with diabetes! Newly revised and updated, it contains more than 200 healthful and delicious recipes, as well as the most recent food exchange lists, ...


Big Cotton
Stephen Yafa
0670033677
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In the beginning was the plant—Gossypium malavaceae. From this common variety of swamp mallow came the fiber that brought success and hardship in equal measure to the humans who domesticated it. Screenwriter and journalist Yafa lyrically tells a tale of slimy merchants, corrupt politicians and downtrodden farmers and workers upon whose backs huge fortunes were made. Coming from a Europe starved for cotton fabrics, Christopher Columbus exploited the American natives' mastery of the plant. The Puritans of New England entered into the slave trade to finance their insatiable need for cotton cloth. And in the American South an entire civilization was based on "King Cotton": a flourishing slaveholding civilization featuring ostentatious plantation houses stuffed with the goods of conspicuous consumption. The...


Newton's Telecom Dictionary, 21st Edition: Covering Telecommunications, Networking, Information Technology, The Internet, Fiber Optics, RFID, Wireless, and VoIP
Harry Newton
1578203155
March 22, 2005
Paperback
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PC Magazine
"An essential resource."

Interactive Week
"A must-read."

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The Reality Diet
Steven A. Schnur
1583332502
May 2006
Hardcover
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Dean Edell, M.D., author of Eat, Drink and Be Merry and host of the nationally syndicated The Dr. Dean Edell Show
...a diet book that will stand the test of time.... This is one diet book I can highly recommend.

Book Description
Developed by Dr. Steven A. Schnur, founder of the largest cardiology practice in south Florida, this breakthrough program is the only diet that keeps the fat off forever. Not a low-carb, low-fat, or high protein diet plan, The Reality Diet is rich with delicious foods from all food groups and high in one key fat-fighting ingredient-fiber. Fiber not only stops hunger, but it also significantly lowers the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, and a host of other conditions.

By following The Reality Diet you will:

- learn and...


Making Beautiful Beads
Suzanne Tourtillot
1579904335
Mar 2003
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Five bead artists have collaborated on this guide to making contemporary-style beads. The most unusual are the rolled and shaped felt beads made from merino wool by Jorie Johnson. Ann Marie Kennedy has several projects for paper beads, Irene Semanchuk Dean shows how to make polymer clay beads, Joanna Goldberg has projects for lovely silver beads, and Kimberly Adams demonstrates lamp-worked glass beads. Public libraries needing more beading material will find this potpourri of projects a distinctive addition to crafts collections.Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Work wool magic by rolling it into hard balls, or adding metallic fiber. Coil polymer clay for a real impact. You’ll find that the simplest techniques yield incredibly lovely, one...


The Book of Knots: How to Tie 200 Practical Knots
Geoffrey Budworth
0760753814
October 2003
Paperback
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Pursenalities: 20 Great Knitted and Felted Bags
Eva Wiechmann
1564775658
September 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
First knit, then felt--and let your "pursenality" pack a fashionable punch! From small, sleek handbags to roomy totes, these quick knitted and felted designs rank high on style and simplicity. You won’t be able to make just one! • Go trendy or traditional with Vintage Bubble Bag, Summer in the City Tote, and pretty, petite purses • Choose from easy projects that are worked on big needles with 100% wool and a splash of dazzling novelty yarns • Get a unique look with felting--simple instructions make the technique a snap

About the Author
Hometown: Newbury Park, California Eva Wiechmann started knitting at four years of age. She has owned her California knitting and needlework shop, Eva’s Needlework, for 16 years.


Textiles (9th Edition)
Sara J. Kadolph, Anna L. Langford
0130254436
May 21, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
Pilosophy of this Book Textiles provides students with a basic knowledge of textiles so that they understand how textiles are produced and how appropriate performance characteristics are incorporated into materials and products. With this knowledge, they have the foundation they need to make informed decisions regarding textile materials and products and to communicate effectively with buyers, suppliers, customers, and others. A solid understanding of textile components (fibers, yarns, fabrics, and finishes), the interrelationships among these components, and their impact on product performance is necessary to fulfill day-to-day responsibilities in many careers in the textile, apparel, and furnishings industry. Serviceability of textiles and textile products is the fundamental principle emphasized throughout...


Yarns to Dye for
Kathleen Taylor
1931499810
May 2004
Paperback
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Knitty.com
"Unlocks the secrets of self-patterning yarn and teaches you how to do it yourself. Really."

Review
"Like a telephone conversation between friends discussing how to accomplish dyeing self-patterning yarns."  —Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot


Rare Earth Doped Fiber Lasers and Amplifiers, Second Edition, (Optical Engineering)
Michel J.F. Digonnet
0824704584
May 31, 2001
Hardcover
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The Physicist
"…a very worthwhile monograph for people who have an interest in lasers, photonics or opto-electronics."

Review
Praise for the first edition. . . . . .unreservedly recommend[ed]. It is written by acknowledged experts in the field covering everything from basic physics to system applications. Each chapter can be read independently and in application to a postgraduate or final year undergraduate teaching course this is a bonus. There is something in the text for everyone including the expert. . ..thoroughly recommend that anyone with the slightest interest in fiber lasers or amplifiers have this book readily to hand. ---Contemporary Physics . . .sufficiently exhaustive to serve as a source of reference for experienced practitioners. . ..recommend this volume not only for...


Felting (Vogue Knitting on the Go! Series)
Trisha Malcolm (Editor)
193154364X
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Felting--or boiling a knit item so it shrinks and the fibers mesh together--yields amazingly durable, beautiful pieces with unusual textures. It's the perfect technique for beginners because many mistakes just disappear during the washing process. With this new entry in the popular Vogue: Knitting on the Go series, knitters can get in on this increasingly popular technique and make more than 20 stylish projects. An introduction explains all the knitting basics and felting fundamentals, from yarn selection to blocking and finishing the final product, and there's a wide variety of great things to create. Knit a flower clutch bag, baby blanket, pillows, a snake toy, beret, tea cozy, slippers, scarves, multicolored mittens, and more.


Technician's Guide to Fiber Optics
Donald J. Sterling, Jr.
1401812708
Dec 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
An excellent primer for students beginning to study the subject, this current edition provides a practical, real-world perspective on the fundamentals of fiber optic technology and optical communications. It examines the reasons that optical fibers are the preferred communications medium, surpassing copper wire in all performance measures. A thorough explanation of how fibers work is offered, as well as useful coverage of other related optical components and how those components fit into system-level applications. Premises (LAN), metro, 10G Ethernet, and long-haul applications are also briefly surveyed.

Book Info
Primer provides a practical, real-world perspective on the fundamentals of fiber optic technology and optical communications. Examines the reasons optical fibers...


Felted Knits
Beverly Galeskas
1931499330
October 2003
Paperback
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Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2004
"The introduction is a manual in itself, covering the basics in such detail that beginners won’t miss a trick."

Knitter’s Review
"[Beverly Galeskas] is simply the best resource for felting today . . . This is a beautiful – and useful – guidebook."

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The Carbohydrate, Fiber, and Sugar Counter
Annette B. Natow
0671025627
Oct 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
You don't have to be an elite athlete to eat like one -- their peak performance secret is carbohydrates, the pure energy source that keeps active people goingstrong. In this one-of-a-kind nutrition counter, discover the surprising benefits of carbohydrates, fiber, and sugar -- and boost your energy for everyday living with this powerful trio.Bestselling authors and nutrition experts Annette B. Natow and Jo-Ann Heslin shatter the myths surrounding:CARBOHYDRATES -- Learn why they are essential for weight maintenance and good health -- and which foods provide the best fuel for fast-paced living.FIBER -- Raise your daily intake with this essential guide; fiber may help cut the risk for cancer, lower cholesterol, aid in weight loss, and ease gastrointestinal problems.SUGAR -- Current research has revealed its unexpected...


Handbook of Digital Techniques for High-Speed Design : Design Examples, Signaling and Memory Technologies, Fiber Optics, Modeling, and Simulation to Ensure ... (Prentice Hall Modern Semiconductor Design)
Tom Granberg
013142291X
May 24, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Handbook of Digital Techniques for High-Speed Design Preface How This Book Is Organized This book was designed from the beginning to be used as both an engineering textbook in colleges and universities and as an in-depth reference for practicing engineers. Chapters in the book are grouped by topic or function. The chapters would likely be most enjoyable if they were not read in numerical sequence but according to the reader s interests and goals, or the goals of the classroom. Chapters 4 through 9 discuss high-speed signaling technologies in so much detail that reading them all sequentially would result in glazed eyes and cure the worst insomniac! You can gain a good appreciation for the content by taking a few moments to scan the table of contents, which is titled simply "Contents." This will not only give...


Troubleshooting Optical Fiber Networks
Duwayne Anderson
0120586614
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art information about time-domain fiber-optic testing. Readers will gain an understanding of how to troubleshoot optical-fiber networks using an optical time-domain reflectometer (OTDR), while learning the fundamental principles underlying the operation of these powerful testing instruments. From basic fiber optics and fiber testing, to detailed event-analysis techniques, this book covers the entire spectrum of time-domain optical cable test theory and applications.

* Only book available focusing solely on OTDR theory and practice
* Covers the entire spectrum of time-domain optical cable test theory and applications
* Designed to be accessible to both engineers and system technicians
* Includes OTDR training CD

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Introduction to Fiber Optics
John Crisp
0750667567
October 2005
Paperback
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Review
'a concise reference text to dip into, a must-have for systems designers, installation engineers, electronic engineers and anyone else who wants to gain a working knowledge of fiber optics with a minimum of maths. Every chapter ends up with some review questions.'
Electronic Product News, March 2002

...meets the needs of systems designers, installation engineers, electronic engineers and anyone else who wants to gain a working knowledge of fiber optics with a minimum of maths.
-Electronic Servicing & Technology

Whether you are looking for a complete self-study course in fiber optics, a concise reference text to dip into or a course text that is readable and straightforward, John Crisp has the solution.
-Electronic Servicing & Technology

...a must-have for systems designers, installation engineers,...


Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Optics and Photonics)
Govind Agrawal
0120451433
January 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE The International Society for Optical Engineering have awarded Govind Agrawal with an honorable mention for the Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for his work on Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd edition.

Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd Edition, provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the nonlinear phenomena occurring inside optical fibers. It retains most of the material that appeared in the first edition, with the exception of Chapter 6, which is now devoted to the polarization effects relevant for light propagation in optical fibers. The contents include such important topics as self- and cross-phase modulation, stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering, four-wave mixing, modulation instability, and optical solutons. A proper understanding of these...


Fite for Your Life
Janis Forbes Fite
0965432211
Nov 1996
Hardcover
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Fiber Optic Test and Measurement
Dennis Derickson
0135343305
October 1997
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Info
A complete guide to measuring both current optical networks and those on the horizon. Teaches how to characterize all three basic components of a fiber optic communication system: the optical transmitter, fiber medium, and optical receiver. DLC: Optical communications - Testing.

From the Back Cover
The complete, practical guide to testing fiber optic communication components and systems. Fiber optic networks are evolving rapidly—and so is the technology used to design, measure, and test them. Fiber Optic Test and Measurement is the first authoritative, complete guide to measuring both current optical networks and those on the horizon. It reflects the collective experience of Hewlett-Packard's world-class lightwave test and measurement organization, and presents...


Fabric Art Journals : Making, Sewing, and Embellishing Journals from Cloth and Fibers
Pam Sussman
1592531962
November 1, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the first comprehensive book that offers complete step-by-step instruction and patterns for creating unique book structures from cloth. Fabric Art Journals offers vital information on getting started, from choosing fabrics and creating patterns to basic sewing techniques. In addition to learning how to make various styles of fabric books, readers will learn embellishment techniques that include painting, writing, decorative stitching, print and transfer styles, machine and hand embroidery, and quilting. An inspirational gallery provides a brilliant collection of artists' work in this medium. Fabric Art Journals not only teaches, but also inspires. It's a must-have for anyone interested in book making and fabric art.

About the Author
Artist Pam Sussman has been...


Fiber Optics Technician's Manual
Jim Hayes
1401896995
July 27, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This newly updated edition reflects recent changes in fiber optic technology, marketing, and applications, including wider usage of Fiber To The Home (FTTH) applications and LANs (Local Area Networks). A practical guide for designers, installers, and troubleshooters of fiber optic cable plants and networks, this book provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of fiber optics as used in communications systems, including telephone, CATV, and computers. Beginning with a brief history of the development of fiber optics, the third edition progresses from the basics of the technology and its components, to installation and testing.

About the Author
Jim Hayes is a founder and President of The Fiber Optic Association, the professional society for fiber optics. He is also a...

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