Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change

Author: S. George Philander

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452265887

Category: Nature

Page: 1552

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2008 Best Reference, Library Journal "The impact of global warming is rapidly evolving. This valuable resource provides an excellent historical overview and framework of this topic and serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects. A useful reference for a wide audience of business professionals and government officials as well as for the general public; essential for both academic and public libraries." —Library Journal "This is a useful set because of the individual country entries as well as the general-audience language . . ." — Booklist (Starred Review) The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change helps readers learn about the astonishingly intricate processes that make ours the only planet known to be habitable. These three volumes include more than 750 articles that explore major topics related to global warming and climate change—ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Key Features Contains a 4-color, 16-page insert that is a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of global warming Includes coverage of the science and history of climate change, the polarizing controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change Emphasizes the importance of the effects, responsibilities, and ethics of climate change Presents contributions from leading scholars and institutional experts in the geosciences Serves as a general resource for geography, oceanography, biology, climatology, history, and many other subjects The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provides a primarily nonscientific resource to understanding the complexities of climate change for academic and public libraries. READER'S GUIDE Atmospheric Sciences Climate climate and Society Climate Change, Effects Climate Feedbacks Climate Models Countries: Africa Countries: Americas Countries: Asia Countries: Europe Countries: Pacific Glaciology Government and International Agencies Institutions Studying Climate Change Oceanography Paleo-Climates People Programs And Conventions
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Avalanche Essentials

A Step-by-Step System for Safety and Survival

Author: Bruce Tremper

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594857180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Avalanche safety educator Bruce Tremper’s recently published Avalanche Essentials is a terrific little tome that condenses the conventional wisdom into 189 pages. The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars. -- Wildsnow.com CLICK HERE to download the first chapter on "How Dangerous Is The Brain" from Avalanche Essentials * Easy-to-understand safety tips and checklists to help anyone stay safer in avalanche terrain * Small, take-along resource to reference in the field and assist decision making * Companion to Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, the bestselling avalanche text in the U.S. Winter athletes don’t necessarily want to be snow scientists, but playing in avalanche country does require basic knowledge of the risks in order to stay safe. This new guide by renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper is simple, accessible, and offers just the basics — an Everyman’s guide to avalanche safety that won’t overtax your average ski bums, but will keep them safe when they’re going for 12 consecutive months of powder. Avalanche Essentials is for everyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of avalanche awareness, focusing on systems and checklists, step-by-step procedures, decision-making aids, visual terrain and weather cues, rescue techniques, gear, and more. Avalanche Essentials is intended for broader use by skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, hikers, climbers, and snowshoers. Because it steers clear of more complex topics (e.g., snow metamorphism), it’s perfect for generalists as well as anyone who has studied avalanche safety and likes to keep a pocket reference while in potentially dangerous terrain.
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Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition

Author: S. George Philander

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320759

Category: Science

Page: 1720

View: 4772

The First Edition of the Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change provided a multi-authored, academic yet non-technical resource for students and teachers to understand the importance of global warming, to appreciate the effects of human activity and greenhouse gases around the world, and to learn the history of climate change and the research enterprise examining it. This edition was well received, with notable reviews. Since its publication, the debate over the advent of global warming at least partially brought on by human enterprise has continued to ebb and flow, depending literally on the weather, politics, and media coverage of climate summits and debates. Advances in research also change the discourse as new data is collected and new scientific projects continue to explore and explain global warming and climate change. Thus, a new, Second Edition updates more than half of the original entries and adds new perspectives and content to keep students and researchers up-to-date in a field that has proven provocatively lively.
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Encyclopedia of Flight

Stabilizers--Ferdinand Von Zeppelin

Author: Tracy Irons-Georges

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587650499

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 899

View: 2367

...The 'Encyclopedia of Flight' bridges the gap between theoretical concepts and practical applications, between scientific information and historical issues....This...three-volume work provides information about animal and human-made flight in a way that is accessible to high school and undergraduate students, general readers, and aviation enthusiasts. It examines a wide range of topics, from birds and balloons to jets and spacecraft....
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Dangerous Planet: Avalanche to earthquake

Author: Phillis Engelbert,Diane M. Sawinski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787628499

Category: Natural disasters

Page: 446

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Presents eyewitness accounts relating to the natural destruction experienced on Earth, the role of human activity in disasters, and tips on survival.
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The National Geographic desk reference

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: Natl Geographic Society

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 699

View: 526

Offers a comprehensive collection of geographic information, including charts, maps, and articles about climate, weather, geology, and human and cultural geography
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Language Arts

Process, Product, and Assessment

Author: Pamela J. Farris

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: 9780697241351

Category: Education

Page: 450

View: 2846

"This comprehensive text offers a balanced approach to the teaching of language arts. Pamela Farris weaves the eclectic elements involved in the teaching process into a substantive, useful guide for preservice and in-service professionals. She itemizes which of the Professional Standards are specifically addressed in each chapter. Her discussions of relevant theories adequately supplement her focus on methods of instruction and teaching strategies - including literature circles, thematic units, writer's and reader's workshops, modeling instruction, small group and whole class activities, and guided reading and writing. Farris presents a variety of classroom-tested activities suitable for different developmental levels in grades K-8, which integrate many or all of the language arts. She also provides numerous assessment techniques, including rubrics, checklists, and portfolios, and provides effective means for evaluating student achievement."--BOOK JACKET.
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Climate: Into the 21st Century

Author: William Burroughs,World Meteorological Organization

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521792028

Category: Nature

Page: 240

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Notes changes within the meteorological arena observed at the end of the twentieth century, citing its causes as a result of human industry and lifestyle and providing essays by leading experts on current study methods and how they can be applied beneficially. (Science & Mathematics)
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Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Roland B. Stull,C. Donald Ahrens

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Meteorology.

Page: 502

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The Second Edition of Roland Stull's METEOROLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS lets professors quantify the concepts in Ahren's METEOROLOGY TODAY, SEVENTH EDITION like never before. This book can serve as a technical companion to Ahren's text or as a stand-alone text. It provides the mathematical equations needed for a higher level of understanding of meteorology. The organization is mapped directly to the Ahrens book, making Stull's text a perfect companion. More than a lab manual or workbook, this text contains detailed math and physics that expand upon concepts presented in Ahrens' text, as well as numerous solved problems. This text demonstrates how to use mathematical equations (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and finite differential equations) to explain the dominant characteristics of certain atmospheric phenomena and processes.
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Business Aspects of Optometry E-Book

Association of Practice Management Educators

Author: APME,John G. Classe,Lawrence S. Thal,Roger D. Kamen,Ronald S. Rounds

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 145572825X

Category: Medical

Page: 544

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Count on this complete guide to setting up and managing an optometric practice! Business Aspects of Optometry covers everything related to the business side of a practice — such as selecting a location and staff, equipping the office, office administration and personnel management, marketing, options for a specialty practice, controlling costs, billing and reimbursement, risk management, and financial planning. To succeed in practice, this is the one resource you need! Unique! Expert authors are practice management educators who teach the course in optometry schools. A logical organization makes it easy to find practical information on managing your own practice or purchasing your own practice. Coverage of different types of ownership includes self-employment, individual proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Coverage of cost control issues compares the selection and use of an optical laboratory versus an in-house finishing lab. Risk management and insurance coverage provides an overview of personal, life, liability, and disability insurance. Coverage of financial planning and tax reporting discusses topics including IRAs, retirement plans, estate planning, and personal and business tax issues. Bulleted lists, tables, figures, and boxes help you locate valuable information quickly. Checklists provide a logical progression in completing tasks. NEW chapters expand the book’s scope of coverage, and include these topics: Personal and professional goal setting Resumes and interviews Debt management Principles of practice transfer Ethics Quality assurance Specialty practice Vision rehabilitation Coding and billing Financial decision making Exit strategies
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Instant Wind

Author: Alan Watts

Publisher: A & C Black

ISBN: 9783768816571

Category:

Page: 117

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Dieser praktische und anschauliche Wetterratgeber ist für alle gedacht, die sich in Küstennähe oder auf Binnengewässern sportlich betätigen oder dort arbeiten: Jollen- und Fahrtensegler, Motorbootfahrer, Surfer und Drachenflieger, Wanderer, Fischer, Landwirte und Piloten. Sie alle sind darauf angewiesen, für ihr spezielles Revier eine individuelle und kurzfristige Windvorhersage zu erstellen. Dieses Büchlein präsentiert in einer einzigartigen Kombination von großformatigen Himmelsfotos und in übersichtlichen Tabellen angeordneten Detailinformationen alle wichtigen Daten und Fakten, anhand derer die aktuelle Wetterlage eingeschätzt und die künftige Windentwicklung vorhergesagt werden kann.
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ETECH Feb 2014

First online tech magazine of INDIA

Author: N.A

Publisher: Aditya Grover

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 43

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Want all the technical content in one file or PDF...? Here is the ETECH Magazine from the EXPLOGRAMMERS Group. Get your solutions either relate to technical, careers, latest trends in the software market, all these in one power packed file. COMPILED BY EXPLOGRAMMERS.. Links to each article are provided after it. Refer to the link if more answers required or simply mail us at [email protected] Download Full Ebook at www.explogrammers.blogspot.com
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View From The Summit

Author: Edmund Hillary

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144810937X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 9845

The first man to set foot on the summit of Everest, the man who led a team of tractors to the South Pole, the man who jetboated up the Ganges from the ocean to the sky has, for the first time, gathered all the remarkable adventures of a long life into one volume. But there is more to Edmund Hillary than this. He is also the man who repaid his debt of fame to the Himalayas by inaugurating a programme of building schools, clinics, airstrips and bridges in Nepal. With his still active support, these have gone from strength to strength in the 50 years since he himself mastered the Hillary Step and led his companion Tenzing Norgay up Everest's final summit ridge. View from the Summit is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. It is also the story of a man whom the world has taken to its heart.
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Wir Wettermacher

wie die Menschen das Klima verändern und was das für unser Leben auf der Erde bedeutet

Author: Tim F. Flannery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596172214

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 396

View: 8526

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Guide to Weather Forecasting

All the Information You'll Need to Make Your Own Weather Forecast

Author: Storm Dunlop

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 6423

Describes weather forecasting, including how different phenomena develop, how geography produces local weather patterns, and ways to make a forecast at home.
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The Athenaeum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Im Herzen der See

Die letzte Fahrt des Walfängers Essex

Author: Nathaniel Philbrick

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641146631

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 6878

Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Klassiker Moby Dick – verfilmt mit Starbesetzung Was jetzt als »Major Motion Picture« in die Kinos kommt – produziert von Oscar-Preisträger Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind – Genie und Wahnsinn) –, hat schon als Buch seine Leser gefesselt. Nathaniel Philbrick erzählt die wahre Geschichte jener Ereignisse, die Herman Melville zu seinem Roman Moby Dick inspiriert haben: Im November 1820 wird der Walfänger Essex mitten auf dem Pazifik von einem Pottwal gerammt. Das Schiff kentert, doch die 20 Mann starke Besatzung kann sich auf drei kleine Beiboote retten. Knapp 4000 Kilometer westlich der südamerikanischen Küste beginnt für die Männer eine beispiellose Odyssee: Drei Monate lang segeln sie in offenen, notdürftig aufgetakelten Booten und ohne ausreichend Proviant über eine feindliche See – und stoßen dabei an die Grenzen ihrer Menschlichkeit.
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