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Acoustics of Finland AF-2/AE-2X
Dolby Digital
Letter to Boston Audio Society re DVDs and Regions

(in Finnish/Suomeksi)

Connoisseur spare belts
Telarc/Decca CD's
Phono Pre-amplifier

LP Pre-amplifier

Home Theater
DVD 5.1 Films
DVD Library

Electronic Workshop Ads
Nordic Press
Other stuff:

Cost/Benefit Analysis - "Missouri Style"

Natural Resources/Conservation - Thanks!

Fun stuff:

The Great Yogi (Yogi Berra)

You Might Be A Bubba If -

Who's on First

A Riddle

Real Good Sopranos Page

One of the nice themes from CarTalk: Listen!

Ayers Brinser

A biographical clip from Boulder, Colorado:

Ayers Brinser came to Boulder in 1960 to head the new graduate program in natural resource administration at the University of Colorado. Brinser earned his bachelor's degree, master's and doctorate from Harvard University, where he helped establish the first graduate program in the country for the training ofgovernment employees in the administration of natural resources. He also taught an undergraduate economics course at the University of Colorado. The Brinsers left Boulder after only a year, when Brinser was offered a professorship at the University of Michigan. Ayers Brinser died in August 1967. (Source: Daily Cameraclipping files.)


From comments of Jerome B. Wiesner - Science Advisor to JFK:

"The two presidents [JFK/Khan] had a very satisfactory meeting, and the end result was that Roger Revelle and Abdus Salam started working together to alleviate the "water-logging" in the fertile fields of Pakistani.

Roger's first task was to assemble an expert team who knew about agriculture irrigation problems. The team he got from Harvard included Drs. Harold A. Thomas of the Division of Applied Sciences, Ayers Brinser of the Harvard Forest, and Robert Dorfman of Harvard (who isstill there). Contributions were also made by the U.S. Geological Sunvey, especially Thomas Maddock, an engineer. I recall an impresive geologist named James Isaacs of the Scripps Institution. There were also many experts from the Department of Interior's Water Resources Laboratories and Geological Survey, and other leading scientists organizations. While Roger was bringing his group together Abdus went back to Pakistan and assembled a briefing team of Pakistani experts who had the job of transferring all the existing knowledge to Roger's team when it went to Pakistan.

The Harvard team did some modeling of aquifers with computers, so for the first time it was possible to show lath a mathematical model what the effect of different spacings and well sizes would be. It turned out that the present wells were too far apart and too small, and their only effect was close to the well, so that most of the land continued to be water-logged. With this information it was possible to design a tube-well system that had some hope of solving the problem.

While this work was going on, Roger had another idea. He decided to look at the total food problem, instead of just the water problem. It was apparentthat given amount of money using a combination of agricultural improvements, as well as tube-wells, would provide morefood. The agicultural practices in Pakistan were unbelievably primative. The farmers did not use water efficiently, they did not sow seeds well nor plough deep. More than that, the farmers had no access to fertilizers or pesticides, and little thought had been given to the proper seeds for the climate and soil. "

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