By Danielle Steel
On a hot may perhaps evening in San Francisco, the Ritz-Carlton ballroom shimmers as a glittering, celebrity-studded crowd gathers for a charity dinner dance. The night is perfect—until, simply mins ahead of dead night, the room starts to sway….
In the earthquake’s aftermath, the lives of 4 strangers will converge.… Sarah Sloane, the spouse of a monetary whiz, watches her excellent global fall to pieces…. Grammy-winning singer Melanie unfastened involves a turning element in her existence and career…. Photographer Everett Carson unearths new function amid the carnage…and Sister Maggie Kent, a nun who works with the homeless, searches in the course of the rubble—and is aware that there's a lot to be done….
As the town staggers again to existence, a sequence response of remarkable occasions will contact every one of the survivors…. Sarah discovers a criminal offense and a betrayal, then a energy she by no means knew she had. Volunteering at a refugee camp opens new worlds of risk for Melanie. Everett will forge an not going dating with Maggie, who is helping him rebuild his shattered life—and upends her personal within the method. And as a 12 months passes every one discovers the unforeseen presents in a tragedy’s wake…and the superb grace of recent beginnings.
Throughout those mesmerizing pages, Danielle metal creates a gorgeous array of contrasts —from the dazzle of a society gain to the chaos of a makeshift health facility, from the pampered lives of rock stars to the quiet heroism of emergency volunteers. it's her such a lot robust and life-affirming novel to this point.
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1997. Compact and Broadband Microstrip Antennas. Kin-Lu Wong Copyright C 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1 INTRODUCTION Compact microstrip antennas have recently received much attention due to the increasing demand of small antennas for personal communications equipment. 1 in Chapter 1. Recently, it has been demonstrated that loading the microstrip patch with a shorting pin can also effectively reduce the required patch size for a fixed operating frequency [1–8]. Typical designs of this kind of compact microstrip antenna with a thin dielectric substrate are presented in this chapter, and compact designs combining a shorting-pin loading with the patch-meandering method [1, 6] are also described.
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4. On the other side of the ground plane, a 50microstrip feed line for feeding the inverted U-shaped patch through the H-shaped coupling slot is printed. The H-shaped coupling slot has a central arm of dimensions 1 mm × S and two side arms of dimensions 1 mm × 2Sh . Compared to a conventional narrow rectangular coupling slot, the use of an H-shaped coupling slot can reduce the antenna’s backward radiation. For the proposed design with various rim lengths, good impedance matching can be obtained by selecting proper values of S, Sh , and the tuning-stub length t of the 50- microstrip feed line.
Amazing Grace by Danielle Steel