An introductory, graduate-level look at modern communications ingeneral and radio communications in particular. This seminalpresentation of the applications of communication theory to signaland receiver design brings you valuable insights into thefundamental concepts underlying today's communications systems,especially wireless communications. Coverage includes: AM, FM Phase Modulation, PCM, fading, anddiversity receivers. This is a classic reissue of a book published by McGraw Hill in1966.
The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.
Integral Urbanism is an ambitious and forward-looking theory of urbanism that offers a new model of urban life. Nan Ellin's model stands as an antidote to the pervasive problems engendered by modern and postmodern urban planning and architecture: sprawl, anomie, a pervasive culture - and architecture - of fear in cities, and a disregard for environmental issues. Instead of the reactive and escapist tendencies characterizing so much contemporary urban development, Ellin champions an 'integral' approach that reverses the fragmentation of our landscapes and lives through proactive design solutions.