The Norfolk Broads

A Landscape History

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Author: Tom Williamson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719048005

Category: Science

Page: 185

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This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the evolution of the Norfolk Broads and its landscape. Much has been written in the past about the wildlife and ecology of this fascinating region.

Power from Wind

A History of Windmill Technology

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Author: Richard Leslie Hills

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521566865

Category: Science

Page: 324

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This is the first general treatment of windpower in English, covering the unpredictable nature of wind and focusing on the technical evolution and industrial application of windpower.

The Broads Through Time

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Author: David Holmes

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445631423

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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The Swan and her crew

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Author: George Christopher Davies

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 146553654X

Category: Animals

Page: 294

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Windmills

A Pictorial History of Their Technology

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Author: Richard Leslie Hills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Windmills

Page: 208

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This highly informative book contains some 500 black and white photographs of the various types of windmills and describes their main uses; many of the photographs have not been published before. People do not always realise how much of an influence windmills had on the life and productivity in the world prior to steam. Windmills were not just used in corn milling but for land drainage (here and in The Netherlands); in saw mills, mustard milling, papermaking; oil and colour mills, chalk grinding, flax and barley mills: There is a gazetteer of British windmills and some foreign ones, and a comprehensive glossary and bibliography.

The Broads

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Author: Edward A. Ellis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 401

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Sceptered Isle

The Countryside of Britain

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Author: James Turner

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Methuen

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 200

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A History of the Fens of South Lincolnshire

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Author: William Henry Wheeler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108066410

Category: History

Page: 664

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This expanded 1896 second edition gives a detailed history of the reclamation and drainage of the Fens of South Lincolnshire.

The American Gazetteer

Exhibiting a Full Account of the Civil Divisions, Rivers, Harbors, Indian Tribes, &c. of the American Continent: Also of the West-India, and Other Appendant Islands: with a Particular Description of Louisiana

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Author: Jedidiah Morse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: America

Page: 590

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An Unworthy Future

The Grim Reality of Obama’s Green Energy Delusions

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Author: Joseph Toomey

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 148080892X

Category: Political Science

Page: 568

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It is difficult to find an area of public policy more plagued by misunderstanding than energy policy. Even worse, every time the subject is raised, we are obligated to get mired in pointless arguments about the weather. This book helps set the record straight. Not convinced? Consider some of these inconvenient truths: The cost of ‘green energy’ climate remediation is anywhere from 10-to-1,000 times greater than the damage from the climate change it attempts to alleviate. Germany, the world’s leader in solar energy, will spend more than $280 billion by 2030 on solar subsidies. But all of that investment will only forestall 22nd century global warming by 37 hours. Obama’s carbon tax would cost Americans $1.2 trillion over just ten years. But it would only reduce the midrange 3 degree modeled 22nd century global temperature increase by 0.038 degrees Celsius. At their current emissions growth rate, it will take China nine months to replace the entire U.S. emissions cut that Obama wants to achieve over seven years, at a staggering cost in American jobs and lost economic growth. The U.S. biofuel program imposes a cost on consumers 9,862 times greater than any climate benefit they or their distant progeny will ever derive. This is not another skeptical global warming polemic but an economic evaluation of how and why green energy will fail. The world has too many pressing needs. For the money Obama squandered on just a single bankrupt crony solar company, the U.S. could have prevented 300,000 childhood malaria deaths in poor countries. A thoroughly researched, heavily documented book by an expert in his field, it will demonstrate in meticulous detail how wasteful and economically inefficient Obama’s ‘green energy’ dead end future will be compared to other worthy alternatives. It’s time to end the hysterical climate cynicism and get on humanity’s side.

Longarm #278: Longarm and the Sidesaddle Assassin

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Author: Tabor Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101219119

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Longarm locks horns with a lead-slinging lovely! While riding the plains of Utah, two census-takers venture deep into Mormon country—and end up six feet deeper. Someone wants to keep the U.S. government in the dark about the local population—and U.S. Marshall Custis Long is called in to bring some light to the situation. But before he can solve the murders, Longarm will have to uncover the identity of a mysterious, night-riding woman who has been warning trespassers to stay off Mormon land, and backing up her words with hot lead…

Civil Engineering Heritage

Eastern and central England

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Author: E. A. Labrum

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 9780727719706

Category: Civil engineering

Page: 282

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Britain has a heritage of civil engineering works unrivalled anywhere. The skills of past engineers are in evidence throughout the land in the infrastructure. The Institution of Civil Engineers' Panel for Historical Engineering Works has compiled records of these works, selected for their techncial interest, innovation, durability and aesthetic qualities. The series Civil Engineering Heritage makes available to a wider public information contained in these archives, which will be of interest to both the technical and non-technical reader. The area covered in this volume reaches from the Humber to the Thames and from East Anglia to central England

Fallen Dragon

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Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466909

Category: Fiction

Page: 650

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Fallen Dragon is a classic standalone novel by science fiction star, Peter F. Hamilton. Lawrence Newton always dreamed of adventure amongst the stars. Now the ultimate prize is within his grasp, but what will he risk to get it? Lawrence is the sergeant of a washed-out platoon, taking part in the bungled invasion of yet another human colony world. The giant corporations call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy. When he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by resistance forces, he recalls stories of the Temple of the Fallen Dragon. Its priests supposedly guard a treasure hoard large enough to buy lifelong happiness. So Lawrence decides to mount a dangerous private-enterprise operation of his own.