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How The Word Is Passed

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Jun 01, 2021
Number of Pages: 336
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Poet and contributor to The Atlantic Clint Smith’s revealing, contemporary portrait of America as a slave owning nation Beginning in his own hometown of New Orleans, Clint Smith leads the reader through an unforgettable tour of monuments and landmarks-those that are honest about the past and those that are not-that offer an intergenerational story of how slavery has been central in shaping our nation’s collective history, and ourselves. It is the story of the Monticello Plantation in Virginia, the estate where Thomas Jefferson wrote letters espousing the urgent need for liberty while enslaving over 400 people on the premises. It is the story of the Whitney Plantation, one of the only former plantations devoted to preserving the experience of the enslaved people whose lives and work sustained it. It is the story of Angola Prison in Louisiana, a former plantation named for the country from which most of its enslaved people arrived and which has since become one of the most gruesome maximum-security prisons in the world. And it is the story of Blandford Cemetery, the final resting place of tens of thousands of Confederate soldiers. In a deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view-whether in places we might drive by on our way to work, holidays such as Juneteenth, or entire neighborhoods–like downtown Manhattan–on which the brutal history of the trade in enslaved men, women and children has been deeply imprinted. Informed by scholarship and brought alive by the story of people living today, Clint Smith’s debut work of nonfiction is a landmark work of reflection and insight that offers a new understanding of the hopeful role that memory and history can play in understanding our country.

More books by Clint Smith

1. Counting Descent

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Sep 15, 2016
Number of Pages: 84
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Clint Smith s debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.”

3. Wireless Networks

by: Clint SmithDaniel Collins
Release date: Oct 28, 2013
Number of Pages: 752
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Design Next-Generation Wireless Networks Using the Latest Technologies Fully updated throughout to address current and emerging technologies, standards, and protocols, Wireless Networks, Third Edition, explains wireless system design, high-speed voice and data transmission, internetworking protocols, and 4G convergence. New chapters cover LTE, WiMAX, WiFi, and backhaul. You’ll learn how to successfully integrate LTE, WiMAX, UMTS, HSPA, CDMA2000/EVDO, and TD-SCDMA into existing cellular/PCS networks. Configure, manage, and optimize high-performance wireless networks with help from this thoroughly revised, practical guide. Comprehensive coverage includes: Overview of 3G wireless systems UMTS (WCDMA) and HSPA CDMA2000 and EVDO TD-SCDMA and TD-CDMA LTE WiMAX VoIP WiFi Broadband system RF design considerations Network design considerations Backhaul Antenna system selection, including MIMO System design for UMTS, CDMA2000 with EVDO, TD-SCDMA, TD-CDMA, LTE, and WiMAX Communication sites including in-building and colocation guidelines 5G and beyond

4. 3G Wireless Networks, Second Edition

by: Clint SmithDaniel Collins
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 695
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Design, manage, and optimize high-performance wireless networks using the in-depth information contained in this comprehensive guide. Fully updated to cover the latest technologies, 3G Wireless Networks, Second Edition lays out the basics of first and second generation wireless components, architecture, and regulations and moves on to explain the steps necessary to successfully build and operate a 3G wireless network. Inside, you’ll find detailed information on wireless system design, high-speed voice and data transmission, internetworking protocols, and 4G convergence.

5. 3G Wireless Networks

by: Clint SmithDaniel Collins
Release date: Sep 18, 2001
Number of Pages: 500
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Real-world instruction in the design and deployment of 3G networks Pin down the technical details that make 3G wireless networking actually work. In 3G Wireless Networks, experts Clint Smith and Daniel Collins dissect critical issues of compatibility, internetworking, and voice/data convergence, providing you with in-depth explanations of how key standards and protocols intersect and interconnect. This guide digs into the gritty details of day-to-day network operations, giving you a chance to understand the difficulties service providers will experience in making the changeover from 2nd Generation systems (CDMS etc.) to 2.5 Generation systems like WAP and EDGE and finally to full throttle 3G networks. It describes key standards, digs deep into the guts of relevant network protocols, and details the full range of compatibility issues between the US (CDMA 2000) and European (WCDMA) versions of the standard. Plenty of call flow diagrams show you exactly how the technologies work.

6. LMDS: Local Mutipoint Distribution Service

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Sep 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 384
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*The first-out-of-the-gate reference on LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution Services), the technology designed to carry voice, data, and video signals in two directions–ane which may soon overtake DSL, cable, as a broadband delivery solution. *Offers wireless telecom managers and engineers a start-to-finish look at LMDS services, network operation and management, and implementation–plus Network Design Guidelines. *Provides a clear picture of key issues and difficulties that arise in the initial stages of LMDS system design and deployment.

7. Wireless Telecommunications FAQs

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Sep 19, 2000
Number of Pages: 432
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The wireless communications industry is growing rapidly. Newcomers and oldtimers alike need help to catch up, and they will find it in this book: answers to the most frequently asked questions; new technologies and nomenclatures covered in detail; quick answers to key, specific questions; all of wireless, including RF and network issues. The tabbed interior design for easy lookup makes this the perfect desk reference.

9. Wireless Telecom FAQs

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Jan 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 572
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The wireless communications industry is growing rapidly. Newcomers and oldtimers alike need help to catch up, and they will find it in this book: answers to the most frequently asked questions; new technologies and nomenclatures covered in detail; quick answers to key, specific questions; all of wireless, including RF and network issues. The tabbed interior design for easy lookup makes this the perfect desk reference.

10. Practical Cellular and PCS Design

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Jan 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 400
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Finally — a practical guide that explains the numerous RF engineering concepts and technical terms and shows you the reader how they link together into a system design or specific application. Dozens of practical examples and case studies help turn theory into ready-to-implement knowledge. Critical issues such as link budgets, modulation, antennas, filters, receivers, transmitters, communication sites, system design, and technology- specific design guidelines are expertly detailed. By providing the framework for putting together a network design and detailing the real-world factors that need to be considered, this book gives engineers the tools they need to succeed in the rapidly emerging wireless work environment.

11. When It’s Time for Dead Things to Die

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Mar 12, 2019
Number of Pages: 106
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Things are in decline…for Joseph Lowe, a rootless young man who falls for the wrong girl; for Gregory Bath, an aristocratic magnate who spares Lowe an almost certain death for his “transgression,” imposing upon him a kind of parasitic servitude. Now working as a line cook at Bath’s legendary Tudor Quoin, as well as catering to the growing needs of a man far older than he seems, Lowe desperately seeks release from a trap which has ensnared him for the past nine months. But who could possibly escape a family as powerful, as influential, or as far-reaching as the Baths? In the end, choices must be made, sides must be drawn, and for Lowe this means discovering an unlikely salvation between himself and his captor, as well as learning the true meaning of “family.”Clint Smith is the author of ‘Ghouljaw and Other Stories, ‘ a collection of fourteen dark tales which, as Publishers Weekly noted, “range from the poignant and unsettling to the viscerally horrific.”

12. Wireless Network Performance Handbook

by: Clint SmithCurt Gervelis
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 589
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As wireless networks take ever-bigger bites out of the USD 350 billion dollar telephone market, they create their own performance problems. International customers require global networks; more customers mean bigger networks; new services create more complicated networks. Then there’s changing out the network; each time a provider introduces a new technology or capability, it has to do so without interrupting service delivery to existing customers. Here is realistic advice on metrics, troubleshooting methods, design guidelines, revenue assurance and more, from a team that has performed the same services for AT&T Wireless, Nextel and Verizon.

13. Faith and the Formula

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 316
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Tim Jennings searches for his fiancee who presumably died in a tragic accident, but he believes that she is still alive — her body never recovered. His search leads him headlong into a subversive underground organization dedicated to toppling the U.S. government. The organization plans to implement a mysterious medical formula that halts the aging process to accomplish its evil goals. While Time confronts evil, he struggles with his own faith. What will be the outcome?

14. 3G Wireless with 802.16 and 802.11

by: Clint SmithJohn Meyer
Release date: Jan 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 234
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The integration of 802.11 (Wi-Fi) and 802.16 (Wi-Max) into wireless networks is a major new potential revenue stream for service providers. This rigorous tutorial shows communications engineers how to re-engineer existing networks to integrate the new standards. Contents: Introduction * Radio Engineering * Network Engineering * Digital Wireless Systems * 802.11 * 802.16 * 802.20 * Convergence Wireless Mobility

15. Ghouljaw and Other Stories

by: Clint Smith
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 254
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“These smart, unsettling stories give us, with vivid detail, both the squalidly ordinary and the terrifyingly extraordinary-and make clear how closely the two are linked.”-Ben H. Winters, Edgar-Award-Winning author of “The Last Policeman” “Clint Smith’s “Ghouljaw” stories use vivid imagery to build intense close-ups that connect reader with character, then adds psychologies corrupted by sex, loss, betrayal, guilt, cowardice, denial, and that fatal flaw pomposity. With sprightly literate language he twists old motifs into new shapes of the rural gothic, often embodied in some of the spookiest “monsters from the id” yet imagined-creatures gory, squishy, bloody, witchy, wild. Not to forget a demonic “dog” that scared the bejesus out of me! The monsters of humanity, too, find new life here, as blood cults, avenging mystics, violent poachers, PTSD, and repressed memories incarnate. Clint Smith’s “Ghouljaw” releases into the reader’s world a darkness that teaches, shakes, and warns. Read and after a night of tossing sleep you’ll awaken changed. For the better? Well, as it is with Smith’s characters, that matter’s up to you.”-Jim Powell, MFA, Senior Lecturer, IUPUI Over the past several years, Clint Smith has established himself as a powerfully imaginative writer of weird fiction. In this first collection of short stories, Smith demonstrates the multifaceted talents that will establish him as one of the notable weird writers of his generation. What distinguishes Smith’s work is both the originality of its weird conceptions and its careful delineation of human character. One of his earliest tales, “Benthos,” features both these qualities, telling a grim tale of alienated youth and drug-taking that veers into the grotesquely supernatural. In “The Tell-Tale Offal,” Smith cleverly updates Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” in a grisly story of physical horror. In “What Happens in Hell Stays in Hell,” Smith uses the war in Afghanistan as a chilling backdrop to unthinkable horrors unleashed in the parched sands of the Middle East. “I have no doubt that Clint Smith will be heard from in the future as a leading practitioner of the modern weird tale. The stories in this collection testify not only to his literary potential but to his already significant accomplishments.”-From S. T. Joshi’s foreword

16. Cellular System Design and Optimization

by: Clint SmithCurt Gervelis
Release date: Jan 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 382
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While providing basic theory, this book also covers design principles and all current operating standards, it is unique because of its in-depth attention to on-the-job troubleshooting. In addition, discussion of each major topic is followed by numerous examples and interesting case studies drawn from actual projects.

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