The Water Will Come

Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Author: Jeff Goodell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316260231

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 9861

"An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder that we can bury our heads in the sand about climate change for only so long before the sand itself disappears." (Jennifer Senior, New York Times) A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017One of Booklist's Top 10 Science Books of 2017 What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster. By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed. From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time. Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The Water Will Come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean. As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, science, and first-person, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world.

Annual report of the Board of water commissioners

together with a statement of receipts and expenditure for year...also reports from chief engineering & consulting engineers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Water-supply

Page: N.A

View: 9045


Doomsday Bunker Book

Your Complete Guide to Designing, Surviving and Living in an Underground Concrete Bunker, and for When TSHTF

Author: Ben Jakob

Publisher: The Pro Doodler

ISBN: 0990589102

Category: Reference

Page: 239

View: 2040

We have all heard of people talking about a doomsday, or watched the TV show Doomsday Preppers. We have heard people called "Preppers", or "What Iffers". People have been talking about some sort of "End of the World" scenario, for decades. Even the United States government has many bunkers around the country, some of which have been bought by ordinary citizens and even preppers. Some of us are concerned something may happen sooner than later. I have heard more and more people talking about the possibility of an imminent disaster. Some people worry about different possible scenarios. For example; economic collapse, societal collapse, civil unrest, electromagnetic pulse, weather destruction, war, fire, nuclear attacks, terrorist attacks, fuel shortages, pandemics, geomagnetic reversal, etc.Many people are preparing for these scenarios of which they are concerned. It is estimated in the United States of America, approximately ten percent of the population are Preppers to one degree or another. No one knows if or when, one or more problems will occur. There is no way to predict a specific occurrence or time factor, and my crystal ball broke, so I cannot help with your prognostication. The best we can do is to be prepared for any eventuality. This is why I personally (and many others) believe an underground concrete bunker is the best idea. As I will explain, this Bunker will give you the best protection possible for the most scenarios.One need not be a conspiracy theorist to be concerned. People may think "Doomsday Preppers", or "What Iffers", as we are often called, are "nut jobs." However, when TSHTF, we will be the ones who others will come to, since we will be prepared.

Managing Constraints to Water Source Development

Author: Andrew G. Graham

Publisher: American Water Works Association

ISBN: 1583210105

Category: Nature

Page: 204

View: 8328

This report summarizes research performed by the Department of Civil Engineering on water and revenue loss problems in water utilities commonly referred to as 'unaccounted-for water'. The research was conducted by the principal investigator and graduate students with assistance from Community Consultants, Inc. of Springville, Utah. The American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF) sponsored this project. The objectives of this effort are to: 1. assess the value of various methods used to measure quantities of water that are lost of not accounted for; 2. provide an appraisal of the techniques available to monitor such losses; 3. suggest standardized definitions for the terms used to describe the types and sources of water and revenue losses; and 4. identify solutions available to utilities to control such losses of water or revenue including generalized benefit/cost analysis of suggested solutions.

Character Animation in 3D

Use Traditional Drawing Techniques to Produce Stunning CGI Animation

Author: Steve Roberts

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136134948

Category: Art

Page: 264

View: 7961

Based on 10 years of animation teaching experience, this comprehensive guide to key techniques will ensure your skills best fit the computer animation workplace. A complete understanding of the vital animation drawing skills will be achieved by learning the pitfalls in a 2D exercise then applying these skills when using 3D animation packages. Providing a broad coverage this book will be relevant whatever 3D package you use, Softimage XSI, Maya, 3ds max or LightWave. Just knowing and being able to use a specific 3D software package does not make you an animator, but reading this book will! The Free CD-ROM includes; how to animate exercises in each specific 3d animation program; short movies showing best practice; computer models so you can experiment and learn; a free demo copy and discount code for the best 2D animation software you can buy, DigiCel FlipBook., provides further resources about the world of animation, extensive list of links, how to get a job, build a lightbox, make an animated movie and much more!

Let the Water Do the Work

Induced Meandering, an Evolving Method for Restoring

Author: Bill Zeedyk,Van Clothier

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585699

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 6569

Let the Water Do the Work is an important contribution to riparian restoration. By "thinking like a creek," one can harness the regenerative power of floods to reshape stream banks and rebuild floodplains along gullied stream channels. Induced Meandering is an artful blend of the natural sciences - geomorphology, hydrology and ecology - which govern channel forming processes. Induced Meandering directly challenges the dominant paradigm of river and creek stabilization by promoting the intentional erosion of selected banks while fostering deposition of eroded materials on an evolving floodplain. The river self-heals as the growth of native riparian vegetation accelerates the meandering process. Not all stream channel types are appropriate for Induced Meandering, yet the Induced Meandering philosophy of "going with the flow" can inform all stream restoration projects. Induced meandering strives to understand rivers as timeless entities governed by immutable rules serving their watersheds, setting their own timetables, and coping with their own realities as they carry mountains grain by grain to the sea. Anyone with an interest in natural resource management in these uncertain times should read this book and put these ideas to work.

Food security and sustainable agriculture in India: The water management challenge

Author: Kumar, M. D.

Publisher: IWMI

ISBN: 9290905212

Category: Food security

Page: 36

View: 3821

The paper reviews the existing methods used in India for estimation of flow characteristics at ungauged sites. It focuses on low and high flows, long-term mean flow and flow duration curves. Since it lists the actual formulae, it can be used as a quick reference guide for selecting a suitable technique for various geographical regional and/or river basins in India.

A system of natural philosophy

being a course of lectures in Mechanics, Optics, Hydrostatics, and Astronomy

Author: Thomas Rutherforth

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 1105

View: 1039


Strike the Rock and There Shall Come Water

Climate Changes, Water Resources and History of the Lands of the Bible

Author: Arie S. Issar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3319019376

Category: Science

Page: 127

View: 2346

This book presents an update and revision of the book Water Shall Flow from the Rock - Hydrogeology and Climate in the Lands of the Bible by A. Issar, published by Springer-Verlag in 1990. The enormous quantity and quality of new data added since 1990 called for a thorough update. Another reason for this work is the better understanding achieved since the initial book was published about the role which climate plays in shaping the history of the Lands of the Bible. Albeit the fact that the impact of climate change was touched upon rather widely in the first book, still, without interweaving the new data and understanding, the picture would have remained partial.