A Change in the Weather


Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108613

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 1306

Discusses climatic change throughout history, including atmospheric changes, global warming, ice ages, and sea level variations.

A Change in the Weather

Modernist Imagination, African American Imaginary


Author: Geoffrey Jacques

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558496882

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 185

View: 1805

This book explores the impact of African American culture on modernist poetic language by placing black literature and culture at the center of an inquiry into the genealogy of avant-garde poetics. Geoffrey Jacques looks at how blackface minstrelsy, ragtime, vernacular languages, advertising copy, Freud's idea of the Uncanny, vaudeville, the cliché, and Tin Pan Alley-style song all influenced modernist poetry. In a key insight, Jacques points out that the black urban community in the United States did not live in ghettos during the years before World War I, but in smaller enclaves spread out among the general population. This circumstance helped catalyze African American culture's dramatic and surprising impact on the emergent avant-garde. By using a wide range of theoretical tools, Jacques poses new questions about literary, cultural, and social history, the history and structure of modernist poetic language, canon formation, and the history of criticism.This contribution to the ongoing debate over early twentieth-century culture presents modernism as an interracial, cross-cultural project, arguing for a new appreciation of the central role black culture played within it. Writers and artists whose works are discussed include Marianne Moore, Charles Chesnutt, Jean Toomer, Wallace Stevens, James A. Bland, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Gertrude Stein, Bert Williams, Zora Neale Hurston, Samuel Beckett, W. C. Handy, Hart Crane, and Clement Greenberg.

A Change in the Weather

Climate and Culture in Australia


Author: Tim Sherratt,Tom Griffiths,Libby Robin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 3557

Climate plays a considerable role in the society and culture of Australia. This text is an interdisciplinary 'weather report' that draws together perspectives from the social sciences, the humanities, science and engineering to deepen our understanding of the relationship between climate and culture in Australia.

A Change in the Weather


Author: Ron Kolm

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544649580

Category: Poets, American

Page: 56

View: 1443

A new collection of poems by Ron Kolm. "A born storyteller, documentarian and wild soul, Ron Kolm brings all the insight of a keen observer of life, whether it is in New York City, the Pennsylvania landscape of his youth, or the scenarios in fictionalized collage poems culled from photographs and letters. Kolm embraces the world around him: the good, the bad, the beautiful, and the ugly." --John J. Trause, author of Picture This: For Your Eyes and Ears, Exercises in High Treason, Seriously Serial, and Eye Candy for Andy. "Open these pages and join Ron Kolm, arch-denizen of New York City, as he picks his way through the lethal and potentially surreal. In Kolm's world, dada is a verb and anything is possible in the mope-eyed bookstores and dystopic subway darknesses he traverses. Expect the unexpected. Charles Bukowski throws shade on Velvet Underground. James Joyce makes late-night calls from the dead zone. Andy Warhol is reincarnated as a potato chip. Ladies and gentleman, this is the full affliction." --George Wallace, author of Poppin Johnny and Who's Handling Your Aubergines, and Great Weather for Media editor and spoken word reading series host.

Astronomy, Weather, and Calendars in the Ancient World

Parapegmata and Related Texts in Classical and Near-Eastern Societies


Author: Daryn Lehoux

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521851815

Category: History

Page: 566

View: 5773

This 2007 book explains the popular instruments and texts (parapegmata) used in antiquity for astronomical weather prediction.

Changes - Rights, Resources, and the Weather


Author: Angie Harrelson


ISBN: 159363255X


Page: N.A

View: 6157

Changes are constantly occurring in life. The increase of technology and the needs of mankind continuously force change. The Changes curriculum asks students three main questions: Can people control changes? Can using past information help you predict change? and Are changes positive or negative? The books in Prufrock's new Differentiated Curriculum Kits employ a differentiated, integrated curriculum based on broad themes. This all-in-one curriculum helps teachers save planning time, ensure compliance with national standards, and most importantly, pique their students' natural excitement and interest in discovery. By participating in the wide variety of activities in the Differentiated Curriculum Kit for Grade 2, students will discover the changes around them and gain a lifelong desire to learn. In Changes Book 1: Rights, Resources, and the Weather, students will take a journey to understand the nature of change. Students also will investigage how weather can affect and change many events, as well as change the shape of our planet Earth. Students' investigation will continue on the topic of natural and man-made resources. Activities explore the needs for conservationism and technology. Societal changes are also a focus in this book, as students come to understand the changes in our laws as they relate to human rights in America. Other books in the Changes series include Changes Book 2: Progress, Reactions, and History; and Changes Book 3: Communication, Honesty, and Inventions. Each book contains detailed lesson plans, reproducible activity sheets, and assessment tools.

A Change in the Weather


Author: Raymond Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615734095


Page: 412

View: 940

A Change in the Weather follows the Russell family during the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of the polar ice cap, from March 2028 through May 2029. The Arctic has inverted from heat reflector to heat sink, and the jet stream has broken from its age-old trajectory to whip the globe like an unattended fire hose. Rainfall patterns shift seasons, location, and intensity the world over. Agriculture fails. The international economy collapses. Terrorism surges. In the ensuing panic, the United States embraces President Roland Strauch, a Biblical literalist who heads the American Homeland Party and its armed militia, the Order of the Eagle and Cross. Each member of the Russell family does what he or she thinks is right in an America where democracy and Christianity struggle to survive. What each thinks is right couldn't be more different. "Ray intertwines key dynamics of the global environment and American society to explore how individuals and families will be forced to respond to intersecting global crises. This is a heck of a story with a large cast of compelling characters." - Charles Hugh Smith, author/blogger, Of Two Minds "Earth's climate is unstable, and we are pushing it hard towards a sudden shift to a new state by pumping huge quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. A radical shift in the climate between the years 2018-2028 as envisioned by Welch is entirely plausible." - Dr. Jeff Masters, Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground "We are already seeing (as predicted) outsized warming of the Arctic compared to other parts of the globe. There is growing evidence that we are already seeing weather patterns being influenced by loss of Arctic sea ice." - Dr. Mark Serreze, Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center, U. of Colorado at Boulder "Ray has worked in the energy business for years and knows it inside out." - Chris Rafael, Editor, California Energy Markets "A Change in the Weather is a well-written and disturbing page-turner. Ray has composed an edgy mix of fact and fiction that kept each of us up late each night." - Arjan Khalsa, CEO, Conceptua Math - Dalbir Khalsa, Physician Assistant, Community Medicine

Arctic Alpine Ecosystems and People in a Changing Environment


Author: Jon Børre Ørbaek,Roland Kallenborn,Ingunn Tombre,Else N. Hegseth,Stig Falk-Petersen,Alf H. Hoel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540485147

Category: Science

Page: 434

View: 3929

The European Arctic and Alpine regions are experiencing large environmental changes. These changes may have socio-economic effects if the changes affect the bioproduction, which form the basis for the marine and terrestrial food chains. This uniquely multidisciplinary book presents the various aspects of contemporary environmental changes in Arctic and Alpine Regions.

Change in the Weather


Author: Philip Eden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826480293

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 7242

Provides an investigation on the extremes of weather we experience and the dire consequences for farmers, builders and above all insurance companies who live by a calculation of actuarial risk. This book reconnects to have proper historical and scientific contexts in which to place the sequence of interesting and unusual meteorological phenomena.

Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change


Author: Lindy Scott

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877026

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 6389

Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change is a wake-up call for Christians and others. It is a cogent and persuasive call to love God and our neighbors by caring for creation--especially in light of the dramatic climate changes occurring before our eyes. This book is not the final word on the subject, but it is a sincere invitation to examine the scientific evidence for global warming and to respond with individual and collective faithful actions. CONTRIBUTORS: Douglas Allen, Jeffrey K. Greenberg, P. J. Hill, Sir John T. Houghton, A. Duane Litfin, Ben Lowe, Vincent E. Morris, L. Kristen Page, Lindy Scott, Noah J. Toly

Local Environmental Change and Society in Africa


Author: M.A. Salih

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940101003X

Category: Science

Page: 225

View: 9484

The Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA) is a network of social scientists in the sub-region established in 1980. Its main objectives are to encourage and promote interest; to engage in collaborative research; to facilitate scholarly exchange of ideas and publication between individuals and institutions engaged in the study and research in the social sciences. OSSREA also aims to promote the training of social scientists from the sub-region in the study of and research in the social sciences and to encourage establishment of institutions dedicated to this goal. In pursuance of and consistent with its objectives, OSSREA established a fund to provide research grants and training fellowships to social scientists from the sub-region. Every year OSSREA offers, on a competitive basis, two limited types of research grants: the first on topics related to the social sciences in general and the second on gender issues in particular. The grants assist the social scientists to conduct field research in an eastern or southern African country, society, institutions, sector, or problem area. The objectives of the social science competition are intended to encourage and promote upcoming scholars from the sub-region to conduct research in the social, economic, political or other problems. Moreover, it aims to strengthen and raise the capacity of faculty members and students in field research, and promote the subsequent availability of research fmdings for teaching as well as to inform individuals and institutions.

A complete guide to Alpine Ski touring Ski mountaineering and Nordic Ski touring

Including useful information for off piste skiers and snow boarders


Author: Henry Branigan; Keith Jenns

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491888091

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 266

View: 7545

There is something extraordinarily special about sliding on snow that has excited generations of snow sports enthusiasts. Add to this the dimension of travelling through the mountains and the result is a recipe for some of the best outdoor activity days you could ever imagine. I have been fortunate to share some of these adventures with Henry Branigan: Skiing off the summit of Mount Blanc at dawn or, equally enjoyable, skiing under the northern lights from hut to hut in Norway, still my all-time favourite way of travelling through the mountains. A complete guide to alpine ski touring, ski mountaineering and nordic ski touring sets out to provide the fundamentals about going off piste and then journeying through mountain terrain, in a logical, easy to read format. Adapting ski technique for various off piste conditions is an essential skill that makes all the difference between surviving and savouring adventures off piste. The book also covers the fundamental mountaineering knowledge including navigation, weather and avalanches that are essential before venturing beyond the confines of a ski area. Equipment and planning a tour are covered, whether it is in an Alpine or Nordic environment. All in all this is a very comprehensive and valuable resource for anyone aspiring to venture into the mountains on skis. Bob Kinnaird Principal Glenmore Lodge National Outdoor Training Centre