How the Weather Works

A Hands-on Guide to Our Changing Climate

Author: Christiane Dorion

Publisher: Templar

ISBN: 9780763652623

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 7140


"A hands-on guide to our changing climate."-Cover.

The Race to Survive Climate Change

Author: Angela Royston

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477778489

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 484


While a few degrees rise in the average temperature of Earth's surface may not sound like a catastrophe, the race against climate change is truly a race for survival. At stake are the futures of billions of the planet's inhabitants, including people, animals, and plants. This book examines the causes and consequences of climate change, such as extreme weather and rising sea levels. Drawing upon authoritative sources, it provides key scientific facts and explains the problem in an accessible way. Sidebars examine the past, the future, and possible solutions, and colorful images illuminate the changes in our world.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 1409335909

Category: Travel

Page: 440

View: 5783


The DK Eyewitness London Travel Guide will lead you straight to the best attractions London has to offer. The guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the city's stunning architecture, plus 3D aerial views of the key districts to explore on foot. You'll find detailed listings of the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets in this fully updated and expanded guide, plus insider tips on everything from where to find the best markets and nightspots to great attractions for children. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide also includes in-depth coverage of all the unforgettable sights. The DK Eyewitness London Travel Guide shows you what others only tell you. Now available in PDF format.

Walt Whitman and the Earth

A Study of Ecopoetics

Author: M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1587295164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 1524


Now I am terrified at the Earth, it is that calm and patient, It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions, It turns harmless and stainless on its axis, with such endless successions of diseas’d corpses, It distills such exquisite winds out of such infused fetor, It renews with such unwitting looks its prodigal, annual, sumptuous crops, It gives such divine materials to men, and accepts such leavings from them at last. —Walt Whitman, from “This Compost” How did Whitman use language to figure out his relationship to the earth, and how can we interpret his language to reconstruct the interplay between the poet and his sociopolitical and environmental world? In this first book-length study of Whitman’s poetry from an ecocritical perspective, Jimmie Killingsworth takes ecocriticism one step further into ecopoetics to reconsider both Whitman’s language in light of an ecological understanding of the world and the world through a close study of Whitman’s language. Killingsworth contends that Whitman’s poetry embodies the kinds of conflicted experience and language that continually crop up in the discourse of political ecology and that an ecopoetic perspective can explicate Whitman’s feelings about his aging body, his war-torn nation, and the increasing stress on the American environment both inside and outside the urban world. He begins with a close reading of “This Compost”—Whitman’s greatest contribution to the literature of ecology,” from the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass. He then explores personification and nature as object, as resource, and as spirit and examines manifest destiny and the globalizing impulse behind Leaves of Grass, then moves the other way, toward Whitman’s regional, even local appeal—demonstrating that he remained an island poet even as he became America’s first urban poet. After considering Whitman as an urbanizing poet, he shows how, in his final writings, Whitman tried to renew his earlier connection to nature. Walt Whitman and the Earth reveals Whitman as a powerfully creative experimental poet and a representative figure in American culture whose struggles and impulses previewed our lives today.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 9781563318023

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 8891


Offers background information and hands-on meteorological advice while explaining how weather works, discussing the seven climate zones, and demonstrating weather forecasting

Floods in a Changing Climate

Extreme Precipitation

Author: Ramesh S. V. Teegavarapu

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107018781

Category: Science

Page: 269

View: 6568


Provides measurement, analysis and modeling methods for assessment of trends in extreme precipitation events, for academic researchers and professionals.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Tel

Author: James G. Lesniak

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780810319929

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 4397


This valuable series keeps you up-to-date on a accomplished writers whose sketches have previously appeared in contemporary Authors (CA) and require significant changes, such as when an author produces a new bestseller, or wins a Pulitzer Prize.