Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles by Craig F. BohrenA self-contained treatment of light scattering within the framework of classical electromagnetic theory and linear optics. Treats absorption and scattering of light on an equal basis. Examines absorption and scattering in all types of electromagnetic radiation from radio to ultraviolet wavelengths. Discusses the optical behavior of bulk matter. Balances theory and experimentation. Contains three computer programs for calculating absorption and scattering by spheres and coated spheres, and infinite cylinders. Covers surface plasmons and photons in small particles.
Ten Breathtaking Nature Poems
How advanced they are, these children of the future, Like small adults, within their tiny frames, They grow up in a fast 'speed driven' culture, Where 'learning pressures' change their kind of games, Where is their childhood, in all this hurly burly, Where is their pure untainted view of things, Why do they have to grow so old, so early, And lose the joy that only childhood brings. Our childhood was filled with thoughts of joy and gladness, We lived our lives, oblivious to the world And all the hardships, wars, the grief and sadness, We stood, waiting for our lives to be unfurled. We had time to grow, and gain an understanding, Of each new phase, each change along the way, As we grew slowly, our senses all expanding, So with clarity, we slowly changed our play. We had a framework on which to build and flourish, Slow and steady, this was no rushed affair, Taking each step, then step by step to nourish, Our childhood, so finally adulthood we would share. What will become, of these 'New Century' learners, I doubt if they, a dreamy childhood see, Will they then tell to all those bright discerners Of their own, how they remembered their childhood to be.
We speak to Robots on the phone, And our Computers are our home, We really think we're not alone, But all of this lacks Human tone, As our poor lives turn into stone. We are conditioned by those who use technology to save money. Human voices cost. Great poem, Sandra. Report Reply. And as Sandra Feldman makes us feel better, with her poetry and comments, like knitting a sweater to wear amidst this techno dehumanization, something reminding us of how love was meant for civilization. This century has us speaking to automatons and pressing buttons.
Poems on Nature
Poets have long been inspired to tune their lyrics to the variations in landscape, the changes in season, and the natural phenomena around them. The Greek poet Theocritus began writing idylls in the third century B. An idyll was originally a short, peaceful pastoral lyric, but has come to include poems of epic adventure set in an idealized past, including Lord Alfred Tennyson 's take on Arthurian legend, The Idylls of the King. The Biblical Song of Songs is also considered an idyll, as it tells its story of love and passion by continuously evoking imagery from the natural world. The more familiar form of surviving pastoral poetry that has retained its integrity is the eclogue , a poem attuned to the natural world and seasons, placed in a pleasant, serene, and rural place, and in which shepherds often converse. The first eclogue was written by Virgil in 37 B.
Many prominent novelists have also been poets: the Canadian author Margaret Atwood has been a prolific writer of not only novels but poetry and essay collections too. Poetry tends to have a smaller readership, but the best poems from the 21st Century provide valuable lessons in how to write a book. Eavan Boland, a prize-winning poet born in Dublin, Ireland, wrote this poem using the myth of Atlantis — a fictional island, the sinking of which Plato wrote about to critique the hubris of nations. Boland uses the myth to reflect on nostalgia the longing for a lost time or place. As you can see, reading the best poems from the 21st Century those included here are only some suggestions out of countless others will help inspire you to think about important elements of novel-writing such as character and setting. Ann Gray is a poet and editor and this poem was one of the recipients of the Forward Prize for best single poem, It also shows how parallel construction sentences having the same, repetitive structure can work in some instances:.