Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2011-10-27 ISBN :1139500244 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (139 users)
Download or read book Dryland Climatology written by Sharon E. Nicholson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-10-27 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive review of dryland climates and their relationship to the physical environment, hydrology, and inhabitants. Chapters are divided into five major sections on background meteorology and climatology; the nature of dryland climates in relation to precipitation and hydrology; the climatology and climate dynamics of the major dryland regions on each continent; and life and change in the world's drylands. It includes key topics such as vegetation, geomorphology, desertification, micro-habitats, and adaptation to dryland environments. This interdisciplinary volume provides an extensive review of the primary literature (covering nearly 2000 references) and the conventional and satellite datasets that form key research tools for dryland climatology. Illustrated with over 300 author photographs, it presents a unique view of dryland climates for a broad spectrum of researchers, environmental professionals and advanced students in climatology, meteorology, geography, environment science, earth system science, ecology, hydrology and geomorphology.
Publisher :Cengage Learning Release Date :2015-01-01 ISBN :1305480627 Pages :656 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (35 users)
Download or read book Meteorology Today written by C. Donald Ahrens and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Publisher :Page Publishing Inc Release Date :2014-03-04 ISBN :1628383259 Pages :230 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (628 users)
Download or read book Andersons Survive the Civil War written by Peggy Savage Baumgardner and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2014-03-04 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Andersons Survive the Civil War takes the reader on a fascinating journey of one Irish family's relocation from New York to New Orleans right as the Civil War was about to erupt. The Anderson family survived not only the long wagon ride south, but also the tense years of conflict that saw Union soldiers take over the city of New Orleans in hostile fashion. The book, thankfully, does not stop there. You will go up and down the Mississippi River on a riverboat with Michael Anderson, "The World's Greatest Magician," as he performs nightly in the trade his parents taught him. You will also follow the paths of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson and all of their children as they spread across the country and make a good living in the careers they choose, or have chosen for them. You will also see how love can persist over many years and thousands of miles, against all odds.
Publisher :Springer Nature Release Date :2020-03-24 ISBN :3030421325 Pages :232 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (3 users)
Download or read book Bioinspired Water Harvesting, Purification, and Oil-Water Separation written by Bharat Bhushan and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-03-24 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents an overview of arid desert conditions and natural mechanisms for water harvesting from fog and condensation, providing data on various bioinspired surfaces for water collection. It discusses consumer to military and emergency applications. It presents various designs for water harvesting towers and projections for water collection, and describes innovative approaches to bioinspired water desalination, water purification and oil-water separation. Fresh water sustains human life and is vital for health. However, water scarcity affects more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise, especially in some of the world’s most impoverished countries. Additionally, water contamination is one of the most critical environmental and natural resource concerns of the 21st century. This book addresses these topics with a presentation of the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly bioinspired surfaces for water harvesting from fog and condensation, as well as bioinspired oil-water separation techniques for removing oil contaminants from oil-water mixtures and oil-water emulsions. Intended for novices as well as experts in the field, the book offers actionable insight for practitioners, solution seekers, and the generally curious alike. It serves as an excellent accompanying text for one-semester courses in biomimetics, water supply and management, or environmental engineering.
Publisher :Cengage Learning Release Date :2010-02-22 ISBN :1111780242 Pages :528 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (111 users)
Download or read book Extreme Weather and Climate written by C. Donald Ahrens and published by Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2010-02-22 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE is a unique textbook solution for the fast-growing market of non-majors science courses focused on extreme weather. With strong foundational coverage of the science of meteorology, EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATE introduces the causes and impacts of extreme weather events and conditions. Students learn the science of meteorology in context of important and often familiar weather events such as Hurricane Katrina and they'll explore how forecast changes in climate may influence frequency and/or intensity of future extreme weather events. An exciting array of photos and illustrations brings the intensity of weather and its sometimes devastating impact to every chapter. Written by a respected and unique author team, this book blends coverage found in Don Ahrens market-leading texts with insights and technology support contributed by co-author Perry Samson. Professor Samson has developed an Extreme Weather course at the University of Michigan that is the fastest-growing science course at the university. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Publisher :Springer Science & Business Media Release Date :2013-06-29 ISBN :3662068125 Pages :465 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (662 users)
Download or read book Ecological Systems of the Geobiosphere written by Heinrich Walter and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-06-29 with total page 465 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Volume 1 of this four-volume series, ecological problems of a general nature were discussed from a global point of view. Familiarity with this is essential for a full understanding of the more specialized treatment in this and subsequent volumes, for no similar approach is to be found in other ecological handbooks for beginners. This present volume deals in detail with the special ecological relation ships of the tropical and subtropical zonobiomes I to III. Most ecologists proceed from the basis of their experience in the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. As a result, many ecological writings show a certain one-sidedness and there is a danger that generalizations made will not be broadly applicable. To avoid this, particular emphasis is laid, in this vol urne, on the special ecological features and the characteristics of the trop ical and subtropical regions. More specifically, we deal not only with the relationship of the euclimatope to zonal soils and zonal vegetation, but also pay attention to azonal conditions shown in pedobiomes and in the altitudinal belts of mountains, the orobiomes. In this and the subsequent volumes the same simple scheme is followed in treating each zonobiome: 1. climate; 2. soils; 3. producers; 4. consum ers; 5. decomposers; 6. ecosystems; 7. sub division into biomes; 8. oro biomes; 9. pedobiomes and 10. zonoecotones. Where it has appeared expedient, however, we have occasionally deviated from this scheme (see Deserts D, F, G and H).
Publisher :Chronicle Books Release Date :2012-01-20 ISBN :1452110026 Pages :144 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (452 users)
Download or read book The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia written by David Borgenicht and published by Chronicle Books. This book was released on 2012-01-20 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's the best of the worst! This edition of the popular series loved by parents and kids alike serves up a wild ride through mudslides, volcanos, shark-infested oceans, menacing mountains, and more. Seventy entries are packed with illuminating facts, eye-popping photos, hilarious illustrations, must-see maps, heaps of humor, and step-by-step instructions. Readers will be armed with the knowledge and skills needed to survive anything and live to tell about it!
Publisher : Release Date :1905 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.R/5 ( users)
Download or read book The Federal Reporter written by and published by . This book was released on 1905 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes cases argued and determined in the District Courts of the United States and, Mar./May 1880-Oct./Nov. 1912, the Circuit Courts of the United States; Sept./Dec. 1891-Sept./Nov. 1924, the Circuit Courts of Appeals of the United States; Aug./Oct. 1911-Jan./Feb. 1914, the Commerce Court of the United States; Sept./Oct. 1919-Sept./Nov. 1924, the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia.
Publisher :Wipf and Stock Publishers Release Date :2017-06-27 ISBN :153261215X Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (532 users)
Download or read book The Long Ascent, Volume 1 written by Robert Sheldon and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-06-27 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first eleven chapters of Genesis (Adam, Eve, Noah) are to the twenty-first century what the Virgin Birth was to the nineteenth century: an impossibility. A technical scientific exegesis of Gen 1-11, however, reveals not only the lost rivers of Eden and its location, but the date of the Flood, the length of the Genesis days, and the importance of comets in the creation of the world. These were hidden in the Hebrew text, now illuminated by modern cosmology, archaeology, and biology. The internet-friendly linguistic tools described in this book make it possible to resolve the mysterious "firmament," to decipher the "bird of the air," and to find the dragonflies of chapter 1. Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Sumerian, and Sanskrit mythology are all found to support this new interpretation of Genesis. Combining science, myth, and the Genesis accounts together paints a vivid picture of the genetic causes and consequences of the greatest Flood of the human race. It also draws attention to the acute peril our present civilization faces as it follows the same path as its long-forgotten, antediluvian ancestors. Discover why Genesis has never been so possible, so relevant as it is today.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2009-11-10 ISBN :1407029134 Pages :288 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (47 users)
Download or read book Death... And How To Survive It written by Kate Boydell and published by Random House. This book was released on 2009-11-10 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'He passed away', 'She's gone', 'He died'... As anyone who has ever lost a loved one will know, the wording doesn't affect the meaning. Nothing can shield you or prepare you for the brutal reality and crippling pain of a death and its repercussions. Kate Boydell was widowed at the age of 33. She felt that her life had lost its purpose and she wanted it to end. But she got through it - and so can everyone. In this down-to-earth, practical, insightful and often humorous guide, Kate draws on her own experience of bereavement to offer frank advice on coping with every aspect of the grieving process. Including: - coping with the initial shock - telling your children - organising the funeral - shopping and cooking - getting back into dating
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2016-07-07 ISBN :1315508680 Pages :574 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (315 users)
Download or read book Natural Hazards written by Edward A. Keller and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-07-07 with total page 574 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes, Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology and solar system astronomy. The book is designed for a course in natural hazards for non-science majors, and a primary goal of the text is to assist instructors in guiding students who may have little background in science to understand physical earth processes as natural hazards and their consequences to society. Natural Hazards uses historical to recent examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material. The Fourth Edition continues our new active learning approach that includes reinforcement of learning objective with a fully updated visual program and pedagogical tools that highlight fundamental concepts of the text. This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here's how: Provide a balanced approach to the study of natural hazards: Focus on the basic earth science of hazards as well as roles of human processes and effects on our planet in a broader, more balanced approach to the study of natural hazards. Enhance understanding and comprehension of natural hazards: Newly revised stories and case studies give students a behind the scenes glimpse into how hazards are evaluated from a scientific and human perspective; the stories of real people who survive natural hazards, and the lives and research of professionals who have contributed significantly to the research of hazardous events. Strong pedagogical tools reinforce the text's core features: Chapter structure and design organizes the material into three major sections to help students learn, digest, and review learning objectives.
Publisher :White Wolf Pub Release Date :2001-08 ISBN :9781588466525 Pages :120 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (466 users)
Download or read book Scavenger Sons written by Justin Achilli and published by White Wolf Pub. This book was released on 2001-08 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the second Age of Man, the age before the world turned. The Empire of the Dragon-Blooded -- an invincible colossus -- stands astride the ruins of the First Age. For millennia, the scarlet Empress held the world in her steel grip. But the empress is no more, and the Realm spirals toward chaos and civil war. Its enemies descend -- demon princes, deathlords, skin-changing barbarians and the twisted and inscrutable Fair Folk hammer at the gates. In this time of darkness are reborn the solar Exalted, heroes of legend once slain by the Dragon-Blooded. Will these living legends herald the return of the Golden Age... or the end of creation? A comprehensive guide to the Scavenger Lands.
Publisher :Hugo House Publishers, Ltd. Release Date :2013-09-17 ISBN :1936449099 Pages :362 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (936 users)
Download or read book Lessons from Fallen Civilizations: Can a Bankrupt America Survive the Current Islamic Threat written by Larry Kelley and published by Hugo House Publishers, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Islam’s aggression against the West has been constant for the fourteen centuries of its existence. The armies of Allah conquered most of the Christian Middle East and nearly conquered all of Christian Europe twice. Americans know that the fall of Rome has ominous lessons for America. They instinctively know that there are always barbarians at the gate. Using history as its guide, Lessons From Fallen Civilizations poses and answers the question -Can a Bankrupt America Survive the Current Islamic Threat? Today, millions of militant Muslims awake every morning plotting the destruction of the US. Many are among us. They are our neighbors and co-workers. Their mission is to first intimidate, then to destabilize our economy and ultimately to plant the black flag of Islam at the top of the White House. Lessons demonstrates how immutable laws have always governed the fall of five great civilizations. It shows how those immutable laws can be seen to repeat over time, and how they are at work now. It is a saga which chronicles the decisions, deeds, and heroics of our ancestors who saved the West. It identifies the decisions we must make and the actions we must take in order to remain a free people. Kelley’s “Immutables” demonstrate how a declining America will fall at the hands of Islamic extremists.