Rauner Special Collections Library Acquisitions during March 2019

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Solar flare detection in SuperDARN data
Hill, Madison A., author
"Solar flares are sudden eruptions of the Sun's surface that release electromagnetic (EM) radiation into the interplanetary medium. When the emitted EM radiation is directed toward Earth, there is a strong effect on the atmosphere. The D region of the ionosphere experiences the greatest increase in ionization of all ionospheric layers due to the incidence of solar flare X-ray radiation. The effect of the increased ionization on the propogation of high-frequency (HF) waves in the ionosphere can be observed by a network of over-the-horizon HF radars, collectively named the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network (SuperDARN). This thesis uses data from these radars to succinctly identify the onset times of solar flares impacting the ionosphere. Originally designed to measure plasma convection in the high-latitude ionosphere, the backscattered power (signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)) is most useful in determining if and when solar flares have impacted the ionosphere. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) provides information from known flares to determine if inferred detections are true. Signatures from the two strongest classes of solar flares are expected to be consistently identified with this method. The mid-latitude SuperDARN radars are utilized to maximize the Sun's effect on the ionosphere. An algorithm is given for detecting signatures of solar flares in historical SuperDARN data. Based on the parameter of backscattered power, the algorithm examines decreases in power from individual beam soundings to determine if the level has fallen below a specific threshold. These potential flares are analyzed to confirm they occur in normal operation and in a daylight hour. Results show ̃50% of all M- and X-class flares are detected, with X-class flares detected 95% of the time. False positive results, when there is a decrease in backscattered power over multiple beam soundings when no flare has occurred, are limited to only two radar sites, while most radars rarely see false positives. Future work will advance toward building a real-time monitor of solar flares in the ionosphere based solely on ground-based measurements obtained from an existing network."
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis Masters 2018

A Christmas carol in prose : being a ghost story for Christmas
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
London : J.M. Dent & Co. ; 1907
Rauner Sine Illus B76chr 1907

The chimes : a goblin story of some bells that rang an old year out and a new year in
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
London : J.M. Dent ; 1911
Rauner Sine Illus B76chi 1911

Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Omar Khayyam
New York : Dodd Mead and Co., [1920]
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Hansel and Gretel and other stories
by the brothers Grimm ; illustrated by Kay Nielsen
New York : George H. Doran Company, [1925?]
Hansel and Gretel -- The six swans -- Little brother and little sister -- The fisherman and his wife -- The drummer -- Rosebud -- The spindle, the shuttle, and the needle -- Snowdrop -- Jorinde and Joringel -- The goose girl -- Clever Alice -- Cherry, or the frog bride -- The three little men in the wood -- The valiant little tailor -- Roland -- The juniper tree -- Rapunzel -- The three magic gifts -- Catskin -- The golden goose -- Rumpelstiltskin -- The two brothers.
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Timeseries data analysis and implementation on a low-resource wearable
Nordrum, Josephine author
"Chronic diseases related to food consumption are a rapidly-increasing epidemic, and researchers are working to understand eating behavior. An Automatic Dietary Monitoring device would facilitate this research, but no wearable devices for automatic eating detection currently exist. In this thesis, I present Auracle, a wearable device that can be paired with a Smartphone to enable real-time eating detection. The device processes the signal of a contact microphone worn on the mastoid to extract meaningful features which can be classified to detect chewing sounds. Feature extraction and classification algorithms for classifying the signal as eating or not eating are developed using machine learning. I selected the Texas Instruments Simplelink CC26x0 MCU for use on the Auracle device and programmed it to extract and transmit features to a Smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). I also programmed the device to record raw accelerometer and signal data to a microSD card. I built a framework of functions to support signal sampling, accelerometer sampling, signal processing, microSD card data logging, and BLE connectivity. I evaluated these functions to determine their timing, power, and memory requirements. I performed an auxiliary exploratory analysis of time-series laboratory data using the Highly Comparative Time Series Analysis (HCTSA) framework to explore informative features and their classification performance across time-series lengths. I used three selection schemes to build classifiers based on top performing features. I developed a 7-feature linear classifier for eating detection with 95.6% LOPO cross-validated balanced accuracy. "
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis Masters 2018

The crock of gold
Stephens, James, 1882-1950
London : Macmillan, 1926
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Lewis Arundel, or, The railroad of life
Smedley, Frank E. 1818-1864
London ; Routledge, [1870?]
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Andersen's fairy tales and stories
Andersen, H. C. 1805-1875
London : Seeley & Co., [1910?]
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Sprookjes van Hans Andersen
Andersen, H. C. 1805-1875, author
Utrecht : W. de Haan, [1915]
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Der Hirschprinz und andere Märchen aus dem Lande der Mitternachtssonne
mit bunten und schmarzen Bildern von Rie Cramer
Leipzig : A. Anton & Co., [1930?]
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Sprookjes van Grimm
voor Nederland bewerkt door Onno Vere en Christine Doorman ; geïllustreerd door Rie Cramer
Utrecht : W. de Haan, [1917?]
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The essays of Elia
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834, author
London : J.M. Dent & Sons ; 1921
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Pepper & salt
Pyle, Howard, 1853-1911
Ann Arbor : University Microfilms, 1966
The skillful huntsman -- Claus and his wonderful staff -- How Dame Margery Twist saw more than was good for her -- Clever Peter and the two bottles -- Han's Hecklemann's luck -- Farmer Grigg's boggart -- The bird in the linden tree -- The apple of contentment.
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A sentimental journey through France and Italy
Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768
New York : Knopf, 1925
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The poet at the breakfast table
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Boston : Houghton, Mifflin ; ©1914
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The Autocrat of the breakfast-table
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Boston ; Houghton, Mifflin Co. ; ©1889
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Over the teacups
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Boston ; Houghton, Mifflin ; ©1891
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The professor at the breakfast table
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
Boston : Houghton, Mifflin ; ©1890
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Collection of John Leech illustrations published in Bentley's miscellany
England : [Richard Bentley], [between 1841 and 1855]
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Collection of John Leech illustrations published in Bentley's miscellany
England : [Richard Bentley], [between 1841 and 1855]
Rauner Sine Illus L443col

Collection of John Leech illustrations published in Bentley's miscellany
England : [Richard Bentley], [between 1841 and 1855]
Rauner Sine Illus L443col

Collection of John Leech illustrations published in Bentley's miscellany
England : [Richard Bentley], [between 1841 and 1855]
Rauner Sine Illus L443col

Collection of John Leech illustrations published in Bentley's miscellany
England : [Richard Bentley], [between 1841 and 1855]
Rauner Sine Illus L443col

Collection of John Leech illustrations published in Bentley's miscellany
England : [Richard Bentley], [between 1841 and 1855]
Rauner Sine Illus L443col

Collection of John Leech illustrations published in Bentley's miscellany
England : [Richard Bentley], [between 1841 and 1855]
Rauner Sine Illus L443col