Dust Clouds in the Middle East

The Air War for East Africa, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Madagascar, 1940-42


Author: Christopher Shores

Publisher: Grub Street the Basement

ISBN: 9781898697374

Category: History

Page: 308

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Originally appearing as a series of magazine articles, the valuable research into air operations, over the old-style Middle East of World War II, here appears in book form. It deals with a variety of engagements between Britain and her Commonwealth forces and the Germans, Italians and Vichy French across many borders and differing terrains. It covers from the Italian threat and Ababa, the air battles over Lebanon, the breaking of Vichy air strength and culminates in the occupation of Madagascar in 1942.

Free to Be Fruitful

Biblical Foundations for Healing and Freedom


Author: Joey Benami

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 144973846X

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Free to Be Fruitful offers unique insight on how God brings freedom from bondage and how people may best minister freedom to one another. Taking key sections of Scripture, Joey Benami presents a comprehensive foundation for healing and freedom from bondage. This book will give you transforming revelation about: • fruitfulness as the goal of spiritual freedom; • the obstacles to fruitfulness; • generational iniquities and curses; • spiritual bondage and oppression. Free to Be Fruitful also explores how God redeems people, how He defeats Satan, and how to overcome unfruitfulness.

The Climate of Israel

Observation, Research and Application


Author: Yair Goldreich

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461506972

Category: Science

Page: 270

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This book describes and analyses various aspects of Israeli climate. This work also elucidates how both man and nature adjust to various climates. The first part (Chapters 1-9) deals with the meteorological and climatological network stations, the history of climate research in Israel, analysis of the local climate by season, and a discussion of the climate variables their spatial and temporal distribution. The second part (Chapters 10-14) of this work is devoted to a survey of applied climatology. This part presents information on weather forecasting, rainfall enhancement, air quality monitoring, and various climatological aspects of planning. There is no sharp division between theoretical and applied climatology topics. Moreover, though various sections seem exclusively theoretical, they also include important applications for various real life situations (such as rainfall intensities (Section 5. 3), frost, frost damage (Section 6. 2. 4), degree-days (Section 6. 2. 5) and heat stress (Section 6. 2. 6). Professionals and university students of geography and earth science, meteorology and climatology, even high school students majoring in geography will be able to use this book as a basic reference work. Researchers in atmospheric science can also use this work as an important source of reference. Students of agriculture will also gain theoretical and practical insights. Even architects and engineers will gain another perspective in their fields.

Physics and Modelling of Wind Erosion


Author: Yaping Shao

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402088957

Category: Science

Page: 456

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Wind erosion occurs in many arid, semiarid and agricultural areas of the world. It is an environmental process in?uenced by geological and climatic variations as well as human activities. In general, wind erosion leads to land degradation in agricultural areas and has a negative impact on air quality. Dustemissiongeneratedbywinderosionisthelargestsourceofaerosolswhich directly or indirectly in?uence the atmospheric radiation balance and hence global climatic variations. Strong wind-erosion events, such as severe dust storms, may threaten human lives and cause substantial economic damage. The physics of wind erosion is complex, as it involves atmospheric, soil and land-surface processes. The research on wind erosion is multidisciplinary, covering meteorology, ?uid dynamics, soil physics, colloidal science, surface soil hydrology, ecology, etc. Several excellent books have already been written about the topic, for instance, by Bagnold (1941, The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes), Greeley and Iversen (1985, Wind as a Geological P- cess on Earth, Mars, Venus and Titan), Pye (1987, Aeolian Dust and Dust Deposits), Pye and Tsoar (1990, Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes). However, considerable progress has been made in wind-erosion research in recent years and there is a need to systematically document this progress in a new book.

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East


Author: Donna Lee Bowen,Evelyn A. Early

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253214904

Category: History

Page: 411

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Focuses on the experiences of ordinary men, women, and children from across the Middle East--from Iran and Afghanistan in the east to Morocco in the west--the 35 stories, poems, and essays here vividly convey an intimate sense of life in the Middle East today.

Propaganda and Information Warfare in the Twenty-First Century

Altered Images and Deception Operations


Author: Scot Macdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135983518

Category: History

Page: 224

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This is the first book to analyze how the technology to alter images and rapidly distribute them can be used for propaganda and to support deception operations. In the past, propagandists and those seeking to conduct deception operations used crude methods to alter images of real people, events and objects, which could usually be detected relatively easily. Today, however, computers allow propagandists to create any imaginable image, still or moving, with appropriate accompanying audio. Furthermore, it is becoming extremely difficult to detect that an image has been manipulated, and the Internet, television and global media make it possible to disseminate altered images around the world almost instantaneously. Given that the United States is the sole superpower, few, if any, adversaries will attempt to fight the US military conventionally on the battlefield. Therefore, adversaries will use propaganda and deception, especially altered images, in an attempt to level the battlefield or to win a war against the United States without even having to fight militarily. Propaganda and Information Warfare in the 21st Century will be of great interest to students of information war, propaganda, public diplomacy and security studies in general.

Sunshine and Storm in the East

Or, Cruises to Cyprus and Constantinople


Author: Annie Brassey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108024629

Category: History

Page: 498

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A popular account of two voyages to Constantinople in a steam yacht, describing exotic locations and domestic life.

Reading Like a Historian

Teaching Literacy in Middle and High School History Classrooms


Author: Sam Wineburg,Daisy Martin,Chauncey Monte-Sano

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772372

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 1906

This practical resource shows you how to apply Sam Wineburgs highly acclaimed approach to teaching, "Reading Like a Historian," in your middle and high school classroom to increase academic literacy and spark students curiosity. Chapters cover key moments in American history, beginning with exploration and colonization and ending with the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Forgotten Soldiers


Author: Brian Moynahan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849167125

Category: History

Page: 352

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Forgotten Soldiers is an enthralling work of military history that shows how the courage, intelligence or simple good fortune of the individual can exert a decisive influence on the outcome of a battle or campaign. It tells the stories of fifteen unsung heroes, none of a rank higher than major, whose deeds changed the course of important battles and - arguably - the course of history. These vivid and gripping accounts - largely drawn from the Second World War, but with tales too from other conflicts - have each been selected to illustrate one of the dictums of the great Prussian theorist of war, Carl von Clausewitz, about the importance of having the right man in the right place at the right time. From the Roman standard bearer who plunged into the waves off Deal in 55 BC, saving Julius Caesar's military honour and political career, to the young Israeli tank lieutenant who almost single-handedly stalled the advancing Syrian armour in 1973, these are above all tales of courage. But it is not just courage that wins wars, as these stories demonstrate: such elements as surprise, determination, good intelligence, chance, insight, inventiveness and clear thinking all play their parts in eventual victory. And it may only take one man, often of lowly rank, his name largely forgotten, to embody such qualities for the effect to be felt around the world.