Cold Environments

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Author: Garrett Nagle,Michael Witherick

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748758210

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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One of five new additions to the EPICS range published in 2001, dealing with more popular topics for the new specifications. EPICS brings a fresh approach to topics of current interest, allowing students to acquire an up-to-date and in-depth understanding of geographical issues. Each topic provides a wide range of detailed case studies and offers an intergrated approach to all aspects of geographical study.

Forest Development in Cold Climates

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Author: John Alden,J.Louise Mastrantonio,Soren Ødum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489916008

Category: Science

Page: 570

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As forests decline in temperate and tropical climates, highly-developed countries and those striving for greater economic and social benefits are beginning to utilize marginal forests of high-latitude and mountainous regions for resources to satisfy human needs. The benefits of marginal forests range from purely aesthetic to providing resources for producing many goods and services demanded by a growing world population. Increased demands for forest resources and amenities and recent warming of high latitude climates have generated interest in reforestation and afforestation of marginal habitats in cold regions. Afforestation of treeless landscapes improves the environment for human habitation and provides for land use and economic prosperity. Trees are frequently planted in cold climates to rehabilitate denuded sites, for the amenity of homes and villages, and for wind shelter, recreation, agroforestry, and industrial uses. In addition, forests in cold climates reduce the albedo of the earth's surface in winter, and in summer they are small but significant long-lived sinks for atmospheric carbon dioxide. Finally, growth and reproductive success of forests at their geographic limits are sensitive indices of climatic change. As efforts to adapt forests to cold climates increase, however, new afforestation problems arise and old ones intensify. Austral, northern, and altitudinal tree limits are determined by many different factors. Current hypotheses for high-latitude tree limits are based on low growing-season temperatures that inhibit plant development and reproduction.

Epic of Evolution

Seven Ages of the Cosmos

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Author: Eric Chaisson,Lola Judith Chaisson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231135610

Category: Science

Page: 478

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Along the way he examines the development of the most microscopic and the most immense aspects of our universe and the complex ways in which they interact."--Jacket.

Life - The Epic Story of Our Mitochondria

How the original probiotic dictates your health, illness, ageing, and even life itself

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Author: Lee Know ND

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460251814

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

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"Why do we age? Why does cancer develop? What's the connection between heart failure and Alzheimer's disease, or infertility and hearing loss? Can we extend lifespan, and if so, how? What is the Exercise Paradox? Why do antioxidant supplements sometimes do more harm than good? Many will be amazed to learn that all these questions, and many more, can be answered by a single point of discussion-mitochondria and bioenergetics. This legendary saga began over two billion years ago, when one bacterium entered another without being digested, ultimately creating the first mitochondrion. Since then, for life to exist beyond single-celled bacteria, it's the mitochondria that are responsible for this life-giving energy. Yet, current research has also revealed a dark side; many seemingly unconnected degenerative diseases have their roots in dysfunctional mitochondria. Modern research, however, has also endowed us with the knowledge on how to optimize its function, which is of critical importance to our health and longevity. By reading this book, you are about to dive into this epic story, and learn how to add years to your life, and life to your years."--Back cover.

Aus hartem Holz

Roman

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Author: Annie Proulx

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641192064

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Annie Proulxs erster Roman seit über zehn Jahren, das lang erwartete Meisterwerk der Pulitzerpreisträgerin: ein monumentales Epos, das lebensprall, sprachgewaltig und intensiv dreihundert Jahre nordamerikanischer Geschichte einfängt und von der Abholzung der scheinbar endlosen Wälder erzählt, vom ewigen Kampf zwischen Mensch und Natur.

The Fragile Environment

Pollution and Abuse

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Author: David Elcome

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748744206

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Intended for students of A-Level geography, this book on pollution and abuse offers a wide range of case studies and an integated approach to all aspect of geographical study. Students are helped to progress from GCSE and Standard Grade as they work through the questions that appear at regular intervals in the book and the enquiry activities at the end of each chapter. One of a series of books, this title also provides exam support.

Report

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Author: Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Oceanography

Page: N.A

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Kongo

Eine Geschichte

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Author: David Van Reybrouck

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518778005

Category: History

Page: 783

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Fesselnd und atemberaubend erzählt David van Reybrouck die Geschichte Kongos, wie wir sie noch nie gelesen haben. Der Autor, der den Bogen von der kolonialen Gewaltherrschaft unter Leopold II. über die 32jährige Mobutu-Diktatur bis hinein in die Gegenwart spannt, berichtet aus der eindrücklichen Perspektive derjenigen, die in ihrem Land leiden, kämpfen, leben – im Mittelpunkt stehen die Träume, Hoffnungen und Schicksale der sogenannten einfachen Bevölkerung. Für sein mehrfach preisgekröntes Buch hat der Autor zahlreiche Reisen in das zentralafrikanische Land unternommen, in dem er einzigartige Interviews führen konnte. Der Älteste, mit dem er sprach, wurde 1882 geboren. Seine Stimme und die vieler hundert anderer, Kindersoldaten und Rebellenführer, Politiker und Missionare, machen dieses Buch zu einer Sensation. Mit zahlreichen Augenzeugenberichten, bisher unbekannten Dokumenten aus Archiven und Van Reybroucks fundierter Kenntnis der Forschung stellt es einen Meilenstein auf dem Gebiet der Sachbuchliteratur dar.

On Thin Ice

An Epic Final Quest Into the Melting Arctic

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Author: Eric Larsen,Hudson Lindenberger

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 9781493022960

Category:

Page: 288

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In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles across the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. Despite being one of the most cold and hostile environments on the planet, the Arctic Ocean has seen a steady and significant reduction of sea ice over the past seven years due to climate change. Because of this, Larsen s and Waters trip dubbed the Last North Expedition is expected to be the last human-powered trek to the North Pole, ever. Filled with stunning, full-color photos and GPS maps plotting his progress, On Thin Ice is Larsen s first-person account of this historic two-man expedition. Traveling across the retreating sea ice on skis, snowshoes, and even swimming through semi-frozen arctic slush, Larsen and Waters each pulled over 320 pounds of gear behind them on sleds through temperatures that plummeted to nearly 70 degrees below zero. At times, they covered little over a mile a day. They were stalked by polar bears and ran out of food. It was, in Larsen s words, easily one of the most difficult expeditions in the world. More than just a heart-stopping adventure narrative, however, On Thin Ice offers an intimate and haunting look at the rapidly changing face of the Arctic due to global climate change."

John D. Rockefeller

die Karriere des Wirtschaftstitanen

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Author: Ron Chernow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783930851638

Category:

Page: 252

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Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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The Cold of May Day Monday

An Approach to Irish Literary History

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Author: Robert Anthony Welch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510467

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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The Cold of May Day Monday offers an indvidual view of the history of Irish literature from its very earliest phases up to the present day, more or less, with discussions of major writers such as Friel, Heaney, Derek Mahon, McGahern, and John Banville. Robert Welch traces the roots of Irish literature in myth and legend and explores ancient and pre-Celtic deposits and remembrances; saga literature, as well as devotional writing; the bardic heritage and the cycles of tales of early Ireland; the importance and survival of folklore; and the later phases of Irish literature, from the seventeenth century onwards. Welch frames his study around themes and clusters rather than chronology, seeking to retain coherence by means of a sustained attention to the thematic strains. Substantial attention is paid to the figure of the Hag in Irish literary culture. The often deeply troubled relations between Ireland and England inevitably call for treatment as well, most notably in chapters examining the Great Famine and its consequences for literature and cultural expression. Yeats is one of the key figures, as are O'Casey and Synge, but the focus is on their literary output, not their political experiences (though these are not overlooked).Robert Welch offers a readable account of a fascinating literary history, providing insights into the connections between Irish legend and literature, and accounts of the some of the best Irish writers of the twentieth century.

Politics and the Novel During the Cold War

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Author: David Caute

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412831369

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 403

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David Caute's wide-ranging study examines how outstanding novelists of the Cold War era conveyed the major issues of contemporary politics and history. In the United States and Western Europe the political novel flourished in the 1930s and 1940s, the crisis years of economic depression, fascism, the Spanish Civil War, the consolidation of Stalinism, and the Second World War. Starting with the high hopes generated by the Spanish Civil War, Caute then explores the "god that failed" pessimism that overtook the Western political novel in the 1940s. The writers under scrutiny include Hemingway, Dos Passos, Orwell, Koestler, Malraux, Serge, Greene, de Beauvoir, and Sartre. Strikingly diff erent approaches to the burning issues of the time are found among orthodox Soviet novelists such as Sholokhov, Fadeyev, Kochetov, and Pavlenko. Soviet official culture continued to choke on modernism, formalism, satire, and allegory. In Russia and Eastern Europe dissident novelists offered contesting voices as they engaged in the fraught re-telling of life under Stalinism. Studies of Pasternak, Grossman, Chukovskaya, Wolf, Johnson, Kundera, and Vladimov lead on to Aleksandr Solhenitsyn, viewed as a uniquely gifted critic of the Soviet system. A sequence of thematic commentaries compare Western and Soviet fictional responses to the Moscow trials, terror, forced labor, and the nature of totalitarianism. The figures of Stalin and Lenin are shown to have fascinated novelists. The emergence of the New Left in the 1960s generated a new wave of fiction challenging America's global stance. Mailer, Doctorow, and Coover brought fresh literary sensibilities to bear on such iconic events as the 1967 siege of the Pentagon and the execution of the Rosenbergs. David Caute is a former Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and Henry Fellow at Harvard. A visiting professor at Columbia, NYU and University of California, Irvine, his most recent work is The Dancer Defects: The Struggle for Cultural Supremacy During the Cold War.

The Spiritual Traveler

England, Scotland, Wales : the Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes in Britain

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Author: Martin Palmer,Nigel Palmer

Publisher: Hidden Spring

ISBN: 9781587680021

Category: Self-Help

Page: 317

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Here is a unique guide book that takes us on a journey across the rural and urban landscapes of Britain, and helps us to discover and explore a multitude of sacred sites: ancient stone circles and tombs, Christian and pre-Christian shrines, medieval synagogues, small country churches and much more.

Ideology in Cold Blood

A Reading of Lucan's Civil War

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Author: Shadi BARTSCH,Shadi Bartsch

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674020559

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Is Lucan's brilliant and grotesque epic Civil War an example of ideological poetry at its most flagrant, or is it a work that despairingly proclaims the meaninglessness of ideology? Shadi Bartsch offers a startlingly new answer to this split debate on the Roman poet's magnum opus. Reflecting on the disintegration of the Roman republic in the wake of the civil war that began in 49 B.C., Lucan (writing during the grim tyranny of Nero's Rome) recounts that fateful conflict with a strangely ambiguous portrayal of his republican hero, Pompey. Although the story is one of a tragic defeat, the language of his epic is more often violent and nihilistic than heroic and tragic. And Lucan is oddly fascinated by the graphic destruction of lives, the violation of human bodies--an interest paralleled in his deviant syntax and fragmented poetry. In an analysis that draws on contemporary political thought ranging from Hannah Arendt and Richard Rorty to the poetry of Vietnam veterans, as well as on literary theory and ancient sources, Bartsch finds in the paradoxes of Lucan's poetry both a political irony that responds to the universally perceived need for, yet suspicion of, ideology, and a recourse to the redemptive power of storytelling. This shrewd and lively book contributes substantially to our understanding of Roman civilization and of poetry as a means of political expression. Table of Contents: Preface Introduction The Subject under Siege Paradox, Doubling, and Despair Pompey as Pivot The Will to Believe History without Banisters Notes Bibliography Index Reviews of this book: The problem of Lucan's stance is notorious, and it is the focus of Bartsch's book...She makes her own gripping contribution to the dossier of Lucanian despair in her first two chapters; but she believes that ultimately such interpretations sell the poet short, as an artist and a person. Her Lucan, both inside and outside his poem, is a Sartrean existentialist or a Rortyan moral ironist, who accepts the evanescence of traditional moral and political verities but who behaves as if his ideology matters anyhow and makes his choice regardless. Hence the "ideology in cold blood" of her title: Lucan knows, and spellbindingly demonstrates, that Liberty is a cipher, but he commits himself to it none the less. Bartsch has put her finger on a key issue, and her passionate book is a useful check to the establishment of a new orthodoxy on Lucan. --Denis Feeney, Times Literary Supplement Reviews of this book: This could be that elusive creature, an Important Book. --Gideon Nisbet, Bryn Mawr Classical Review Reviews of this book: This is a stimulating work, which I find has provoked many questions about Lucan's poem, about liberal irony, and about history...The strengths of this book lie in its brevity, in its integration of detailed analyses with broader theoretical issues, and in its accessibility. It addresses a question which is of relevance to not only Lucanians, or Latinists, or classicists, but anyone who thinks about the politics of literature. --Ellen O'Gorman, Classical World Reviews of this book: Bartsch goes far beyond the boundaries of Lucan's Civil War itself. Readers interested in Latin literature in general, in the civil wars that ended the Republic, in the political context of the first centuries B.C.E. and C.E., in questions of human response to political repression long after Lucan, and those interested in Lucan himself as poet and conspirator, will want to read Ideology in Cold Blood. Bartsch has taken two prevailing camps of criticism--Lucan as "nihilist" and Lucan as "partisan"--and proposed an elegantly argued third alternative: Lucan as "political ironist." --Choice Reviews of this book: Ideology in Cold Blood provides a strikingly dissident approach to Lucan in that it aims to weld together a text-oriented focus, a political reading of the Civil War and a discussion of Lucan's political activities, i.e. his involvement in the Pisonian conspiracy. Bartsch's decision to include a biographical approach in her analysis should not be taken for bland naivety coming at a time when influential scholars on Lucan have come to reject this approach for the blatant fallacies that it entails. Bartsch offers something completely novel in this area, for it is entirely obvious that her sympathies do not lie with forms of historical reconstructionism in which the biographical data are simply made to correlate with the presumed political message of the poem...[Bartsch's book] will surely be ranked among the best works on the poet and I strongly recommend it to scholars interested in the literature of the Principate and in the role of Roman political epic. --Marc Kleijwegt, Scholia

As I Recall

A Marines Personal Story

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Author: George H. Tsegeletos

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1410756181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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AS I RECALL, is a series of short stories recalling personal experiences of the author when a young Marine serving in Korea. Unlike most memoirs describing the horrors of war Tsegeletos describes the sights, sounds and what is most fascinating, the thoughts that ran through his mind during each incident. An occasional quip added while engaged in life threatening action, brings to the reader lighthearted relief to what at the very least is serious business indeed. At the age of 17, George along with many of his high school friends joined a Marine reserve unit located close to home. 1950 and half way around the globe North Korea invaded South Korea, but to these young Marines it seemed too far away to be of much concern. Looking forward to their graduation, summer vacation and beginning a new career, whether college or work, their world is suddenly turned upside down when they are rushed into a very uncertain military future. From his first step on North Korean soil through each story that follows, including the final narrative describing the experience of survival in the cold frozen environment during the epic Chosin Reservoir Campaign, you will be taking each step with him. Included are illustrations interspersed between stories and copies of actual letters sent home. The book leaves you with a true picture of life in a foxhole as seen through the eyes of a young Marine. Tsegeletos will hold the readers attention and win the hearts of all moms with a young son in the U.S. Marines.

Hallway

The Epic Journey from Victim to Victor the Life of Michael C. Brantley

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Author: Michael C. Brantley,Victor Gentile

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465329765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

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The moving story of Michael Brantley's struggles in life will encourage every reader, especially those who may be feeling unloved or discouraged. This is a real life story of a boy who grew up enduring more hopeless situations and heartbreaks than most people face in lifetime. But Michael refused to give up. he started looking to God for help and miraculous things started to happen. Today he is walking in total victory, loving life and telling others about the great things God has done. For those who may be wondering if life is worth living, I pray this book will change your life forever.

Deep Water

The Epic Struggle over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment

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Author: Jacques Leslie

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374707859

Category: Nature

Page: 368

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"If the wars of the last century were fought over oil, the wars of this century will be fought over water." -Ismail Serageldin, The World Bank The giant dams of today are the modern Pyramids, colossally expensive edifices that generate monumental amounts of electricity, irrigated water, and environmental and social disaster. With Deep Water, Jacques Leslie offers a searching account of the current crisis over dams and the world's water. An emerging master of long-form reportage, Leslie makes the crisis vivid through the stories of three distinctive figures: Medha Patkar, an Indian activist who opposes a dam that will displace thousands of people in western India; Thayer Scudder, an American anthropologist who studies the effects of giant dams on the peoples of southern Africa; and Don Blackmore, an Australian water manager who struggles to reverse the effects of drought so as to allow Australia to continue its march to California-like prosperity. Taking the reader to the sites of controversial dams, Leslie shows why dams are at once the hope of developing nations and a blight on their people and landscape. Deep Water is an incisive, beautifully written, and deeply disquieting report on a conflict that threatens to divide the world in the coming years.

Quaternary geology and the environment

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Author: Jean A. M. Riser

Publisher: Springer Verlag

ISBN: 9783540426462

Category: Science

Page: 290

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Quaternary studies have been considerably developed for the last twenty years or so and research has progressively extended througout the world. Investigative techniques have been refined and geological sections are now analysed with sophisticated tools. In this book the Quaternary is described through the different natural environments which always characterised the Earth, but which fluctuated during the Quaternary, due to climatic variations. There are chapters on prehistory and stratigraphy with chronological tables, Quaternary volcanism and inlandsis.