Jamaica has been long known as an island prating topographical beauty, a rich culture and a unique blend and calibre of peoples. Famous for producing great athletes, musicians and scholars, it stands as a beacon of light to the world despite its hardships. The writer having seen his quota of difficulties in the Jamaican paradigm fighting to retain his artistic vision while confronting some of the more gritty realities of being part of a society largely insensitive to his issues has however, managed to stay afloat because of underpinnings of community-based value systems and members with which and whom he grew, they impacting him so greatly that he has immortalised a few of them in verse. He unveils in the four chapters of this collection his experiences on 'that same speck of beauty' as he calls it in one of his poetic lines, painting colourful pictures of childhood adventures, giving images of treasured moments which made life special for him, even linking nature with emotional highs and lows by giving firsthand accounts of his days from boyhood to manhood in his rural hometown of Morant Bay, St. Thomas where he has spent most of his life to date. Again, he deftly pens his accounts in verse, promising laughs, tears, queries as some of his pieces written in amusing dialect bring a truly authentic Jamaican flavour to this book into even sharper relief. This account proves a shift from more spiritual themes as he goes back in time to showcase his neck of the woods, his heartland Jamaica, land of wood and water.
This book describes the concept and design of the capacitively-coupled chopper technique, which can be used in precision analog amplifiers. Readers will learn to design power-efficient amplifiers employing this technique, which can be powered by regular low supply voltage such as 2V and possibly having a +/-100V input common-mode voltage input. The authors provide both basic design concepts and detailed design examples, which cover the area of both operational and instrumentation amplifiers for multiple applications, particularly in power management and biomedical circuit designs.