The Island of Missing Trees

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Elif Shafak
  • ISBN : 1635578604
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 9849

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction "A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." -David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love. Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak's best work yet.

Effects of Wind Farms on Birds

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : R. H. W. Langston,J. D. Pullan,Council of Europe
  • ISBN : 9789287155481
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Number of Pages : 89
  • Readers : 7610

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: On title page: Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Habitats (Bern Convention)

Song Of The Abyss

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Makiia Lucier
  • ISBN : 0544968611
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 3557

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Ancient grievances, long-held grudges, and dangerous magic combine in this sweeping fantasy perfect for fans of Tamora Pierce and Rachel Hartman. As the granddaughter of a famed navigator, seventeen-year-old Reyna has always lived life on her own terms, despite those who say a girl could never be an explorer for the royal house of St. John del Mar. She is determined to prove them wrong, and as she returns home after a year-long expedition, she knows her dream is within reach. No longer an apprentice, instead: Reyna, Master Explorer. But when menacing raiders attack her ship, those dreams are pushed aside. Reyna’s escape is both desperate and dangerous, and when next she sees her ship, a mystery rises from the deep. The sailors—her captain, her countrymen—have vanished. To find them, Reyna must use every resource at her disposal . . . including placing her trust in a handsome prince from a rival kingdom. Together they uncover a disturbing truth. The attack was no isolated incident. Troubling signs point to a shadowy kingdom in the north, and for once, the rulers of the Sea of Magdalen agree: something must be done. But can Reyna be brave enough to find a way?

The Four Winds

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kristin Hannah
  • ISBN : 1250178622
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 5817

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "The Bestselling Hardcover Novel of the Year."--Publishers Weekly From the number-one bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes a powerful American epic about love and heroism and hope, set during the Great Depression, a time when the country was in crisis and at war with itself, when millions were out of work and even the land seemed to have turned against them. “My land tells its story if you listen. The story of our family.” Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows. By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive. In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family. The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

Wildlife and Wind Farms - Conflicts and Solutions

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Martin Perrow
  • ISBN : 1784271209
  • Publisher : Pelagic Publishing Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 298
  • Readers : 3816

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Wind farms are an essential component of global renewable energy policy and the action to limit the effects of climate change. There is, however, considerable concern over the impacts of wind farms on wildlife, leading to a wide range of research and monitoring studies, a growing body of literature and several international conferences on the topic. This unique multi-volume work provides a comprehensive overview of the interactions between wind farms and wildlife. Volume 1 documents the current knowledge of the potential impacts upon wildlife during both construction and operation. An introductory chapter on the nature of wind farms and the impact assessment process is followed by a series of in-depth chapters documenting effects on climatic conditions, vegetation, terrestrial invertebrates, aquatic invertebrates and fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds, bats and terrestrial mammals. A synopsis of the known and potential effects of wind farms upon wildlife in perspective concludes the volume. The authors have been carefully selected from across the globe from the large number of academics, consultants and practitioners now engaged in wind farm studies, for their influential contribution to the science. Edited by Martin Perrow and with contributions by 40 leading researchers including: Robert Barclay, Michael Dillon, Jan Olof Helldin, Hermann Hötker, Jeffrey Lovich, Manuela de Lucas and Eugene Takle. The authors represent a wide range of organisations and institutions including the Universities of Calgary, Iowa State, Lund & Wyoming, US Geological Survey, Michael-Otto-Institut im NABU, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Spanish Council for Scientific Research, Renewable Energy Systems and several leading consultancies. Each chapter includes informative figures, tables, colour photographs and detailed case studies. Many of the latter are produced stand-alone from invited additional authors to ensure geographic spread and to showcase exciting new, often previously unpublished research. This book is designed for practitioners, researchers, managers and for a range of students in higher education, particularly those involved with environmental, ecological, conservation, impact assessment and climate change studies. Other volumes: Volume 2: Onshore: Monitoring and Mitigation (978-1-78427-123-7) Volume 3: Offshore: Potential Effects (978-1-78427-127-5) Volume 4: Offshore: Monitoring and Mitigation (978-1-78427-131-2)

The New Geographies of Energy

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Karl S. Zimmerer
  • ISBN : 1135742197
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Readers : 6121

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The New Geographies of Energy: Assessment and Analysis of Critical Landscapes is a pioneering collection of new geographic scholarship. It examines such vitally important research topics as energy dilemmas of the United States, large trends and patterns of energy consumption including China’s role, "peak oil", energy poverty, and ethanol and other renewable energy sourcing. The book offers advances in key emerging areas of energy research, each distinguished in the following sections: (i) geographic approaches to energy modeling and assessment; (ii) fossil fuel landscapes; (iii) the landscapes of renewable energy; (iv) landscapes of energy consumption; and (v) an overview of the new geographies of energy (Karl Zimmerer, Annals Nature-Society and Energy issue editor) and an essay on America’s oil dependency (Vaclav Smil, renowned energy geographer). In addition there is a specially commissioned book review. This book was published as a special issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers.

Lord of the Flies

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : William Golding
  • ISBN : 0571290582
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7269

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Catching the Wind

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Melanie Dobson
  • ISBN : 1496417313
  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 5663

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What happened to Brigitte Berthold? That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years. Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons—and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough—the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures. A 2018 Christy Award finalist!

The Economy of a Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Niall Sharples
  • ISBN : 1789255414
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Number of Pages : 608
  • Readers : 3553

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book explores the economic evidence for the settlement at Bornais on South Uist. It reports in detail on the large assemblages of material found during the excavations at mounds 2 and 2A. There is important evidence for craft activity, such as bone and antler working and this includes the only comb making workshop from a rural settlement in Britain. A large proportion of the copper alloy, bone and antler assemblages comprise pieces of personal adornment and provide important information on the dress and thereby social relations within the settlement occupation. There is a large assemblage of iron tools and fittings, which provides important information on the activities taking place at the settlement. The information derived from the artefact assemblages is complemented by that provided by the ecofactual material. Large amounts of animal, fish and bird bones plus carbonised plant remains provide detailed information on agricultural practices, and the processing, preparation and consumption of foodstuffs. It is clear that the Norse inhabitants of the settlement had access to a much richer variety of resources than had been exploited before the Viking colonisation of the region. The settlement also had a significantly wider range of connections; material culture indicates contacts to the south with the Irish Sea ports and Bristol, and to the north with Shetland and the Viking homelands of Norway. The evidence produced by these excavations is exceptional and provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore medieval life in the Scandinavian kingdoms of Western Britain.

The Glass Castle

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • ISBN : 1416550607
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 4717

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

The Wind Off the Small Isles and The Lost One

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Mary Stewart
  • ISBN : 1473641233
  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 6355

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: font size="+1"The sweeping long-lost novella, now available in paperback for the first time in 40 years, alongside recently rediscovered short story 'The Lost One', from the original queen of romantic suspense/font size font size="+1"'Total heaven' Harriet Evans/font size 1879. Lanzarote. A wealthy young woman elopes with an impoverished fisherman, leaving her family distraught. 1968. Perdita West, secretary to a famous author, visits Lanzarote on a research trip and begins to fall in love with the unusual, beautiful little island. When, while snorkelling, a landslide traps Perdita in an underwater cave, her efforts to save herself will reveal what happened to the ill-fated couple who fell in love at this very spot almost a century ago . . . Also includes the recently rediscovered short story 'The Lost One', first published in Woman's Journal in 1960, and set against the backdrop of unfenced country and dark winding valleys at night. Praise for Mary Stewart: 'Stylish' Guardian 'Wonderful' Scotsman 'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times '[She] sprinkled intelligence around like stardust' Herald 'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent 'She set the benchmark for pace, suspense and romance - with a great dollop of escapism as the icing' Elizabeth Buchan

Fundamentals of Microgrids

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Stephen A. Roosa
  • ISBN : 1000168654
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 268
  • Readers : 1245

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Microgrids provide opportunities to develop new electrical networks targeted for the needs of communities. The fourth industrial revolution is associated with the global trend toward decentralizing energy grids. Within this context, microgrids are seen as a solution to how renewable electricity can be supplied to local areas. The Fundamentals of Microgrids: Development and Implementation provides an in-depth examination of microgrid energy sources, applications, technologies, and policies. This book considers the fundamental configurations and applications for microgrids and examines their use as a means of meeting international sustainability goals. It focuses on questions and issues associated with microgrid topologies, development, implementation and regulatory issues. Distributed energy resources are defined, stand-a-lone generation systems are described and examples of typical microgrid configurations are provided. The key components of developing a business model for microgrid development are also considered. Features: Describes what microgrids are and details the basics of how they work while considering benefits of microgrids and their disadvantages. Provides answers to the fundamental questions energy managers and other professionals want to know about the basics of microgrids. Details the applications for microgrids and demystifies the types of microgrid architectures that are successful. Includes real-world examples of functioning microgrids which provide models for the development of microgrids in the future. Discusses the key considerations that must be addressed to develop a business case for microgrid development.

Social Impacts of Smart Grids

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Wadim Strielkowski
  • ISBN : 0128177713
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Number of Pages : 342
  • Readers : 3978

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Social Impacts of Smart Grids: The Future of Smart Grids and Energy Market Design explores the significant, unexplored societal consequences of our meteoric evolution towards intelligent, responsive and sustainable power generation and distribution systems—the so-called ‘smart grid’. These consequences include new patterns of consumption behavior, systems planning under increasing uncertainty, and the ever- growing complexities involved. The work covers the historical impact of the transformation, examines the changing role of production and consumption behavior, articulates the principles and options for socially responsible smart grid power market design, and explores social acceptance of the smart grid. Where relevant, it examines adjacent literatures from P2P electricity markets, electric vehicles, smart homes and smart cities, and related ‘internet of energy’ developments. Finally, it provides insights into mitigating the likely social consequences of our integrated low-carbon energy future. Evaluates the connections between the concept of sustainability and the social impacts of the smart grids Analyzes emerging trends in smart grids connected with trends towards the sharing economy Investigates environmental degradation awareness and environmental stewardship goals associated with smart grids Explores how to mitigate social challenges with effective smart grid power market design Integrates energy stewardship and social acceptance literatures into the discussion of the smart grid

Integration of Renewable Energy Sources with Smart Grid

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : M. Kathiresh,A. Mahaboob Subahani,G. R. Kanagachidambaresan
  • ISBN : 1119751888
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 3111

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book starts with an overview of renewable energy technologies, smart grid technologies, energy storage systems, and covers the details of renewable energy integration with smart grid and the corresponding controls. This book provides better views on power scenario in developing countries. The requirement of the integration of smart grid along with the energy storage systems are deeply discussed to acknowledge the importance of sustainable development of smart city. The methodologies are made quite possible with the high-efficient power convertor topologies and intelligent control schemes. These control schemes are capable to provide better control with the help of machine intelligence techniques and artificial intelligence. The book also addresses the modern power convertor topologies and the corresponding control schemes for renewable energy integration with smart grid. The design and analysis of power converters that are used for grid integration of solar PV along with simulation and experimental results are illustrated. The protection aspects of the microgrid with power electronic configurations for wind energy systems are elucidated.

Wind Power and Public Engagement

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Giuseppe Pellegrini-Masini
  • ISBN : 0429959265
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 234
  • Readers : 6621

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Adopting an interdisciplinary social science approach, this book examines community reactions to wind farms to form a new understanding of what facilitates social acceptance. Based on empirical research, Wind Power and Public Engagement investigates opposition to wind energy and considers the advantages as well as the limits of the co-operative model of wind farm community ownership. Giuseppe Pellegrini-Masini compares the role of co-operative schemes with community benefits schemes in increasing acceptability, and also sheds light on the impact of social factors including pro-environmental attitudes, perceived benefits and costs, place attachment, trust, as well as individuals’ resources such as information and income. Five research cases are investigated in England and Scotland, including the first local, community-owned wind farm co-operative in the UK. Critically reviewing existing social research theories, the book offers a new viewpoint, integrating rational choice and environmental attitudinal theories, from which to assess and understand the social acceptability of wind energy. It also highlights new opportunities for raising consensus in communities around locally proposed wind farms. The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of renewable energy, energy policy, environmental sociology, environmental psychology, environmental planning and sustainability in general, as well as policymakers.

REDEMPTION OF THE DAMNED: VOL. 1 AERIAL PHENOMENA

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Martin Shough
  • ISBN : 1949501108
  • Publisher : Anomalist Books, LLC
  • Number of Pages : 410
  • Readers : 9365

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: UNRAVELLING AERIAL MYSTERIES OF THE PAST Charles Fort published his first and most influential book, The Book of the Damned, a century ago in 1919, collecting together many historical reports of strange aerial phenomena. Since the birth of the UFO controversy in 1947 Fort’s writings have been cited in countless books and web pages. Yet this is the first time in a hundred years that researchers have systematically verified the sources and content of every one of these oft-recycled stories, correcting many errors, placing each case in its historical context, and submitting it to a careful scientific investigation in an attempt to find a conventional answer. What were these reported phenomena? Is it possible to find non-exotic explanations? With the advantage of modern knowledge, methods, and resources, in most cases the answer proves to be yes. Some of the solutions found may shock the general reader and surprise even specialists. Yet in the end a few well-documented events remain unexplained.

West Coast of Scotland

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  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Author : Norman Kean
  • ISBN : 1786792192
  • Publisher : Imray, Laurie, Norie and Wilson Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 50
  • Readers : 4423

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Do you only have a week to spare? For those of us who are time poor but who want to seize the moment, either on our own boat or on a charter, it’s reassuring to know that there are plenty of cruising hubs from where we can enjoy some of the best of the region in only a few days. Imray Pocket Pilots are a new series of affordable PDF books, companions to the Yachting Monthly series A Week Afloat. They visit some ideal destinations and suggest a one week itinerary, and include expanded sailing directions for cruising each area based on printed Imray pilot books. Familiar Imray chartlets cover marina detail and approaches, and photos add both information and colour to the downloads. This Imray Pocket Pilot covers the region between Marseille and St Tropez. A growing list of Imray Pocket Pilots will include: Seven Mediterranean titles by Lucinda Heikell including The South of France and The Ionian, Greece. The west coast of Scotland by Norman Kean (Clyde Cruising Club) Southwest Ireland by Norman Kean (Irish Cruising Club Galicia by Norman Kean (Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation) Morbihan and La Rochelle, Atlantic France by Nick Chavasse (Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation) The Stockholm Archipelago by Nigel Wollen (Royal Cruising Club Pilotage Foundation)

36 unsolved mysteries of the world

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  • Category : Curiosities and wonders
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 8122312268
  • Publisher : Pustak Mahal
  • Number of Pages : 143
  • Readers : 8048

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 36 Unsolved Mysteries of the World is an engrossing account of some breath-taking mysteries of the times to be read with abated breath.

Great Lakes Island Escapes

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  • Category : Travel
  • Author : Maureen Dunphy
  • ISBN : 0814340415
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 4735

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Great Lakes Basin is the largest surface freshwater system on Earth. The more than 30,000 islands dotted throughout the basin provide some of the best ways to enjoy the Great Lakes. While the vast majority of these islands can only be reached by private boat or plane, a surprising number of islands—each with its own character and often harboring more than a bit of intrigue in its history—can be reached by merely taking a ferry ride, or crossing a bridge, offering everyone the chance to experience a variety of island adventures. Great Lakes Island Escapes: Ferries and Bridges to Adventure explores in depth over 30 of the Great Lakes Basin islands accessible by bridge or ferry and introduces more than 50 additional islands. Thirty-eight chapters include helpful information about getting to each featured island, what to expect when you get there, the island’s history, and what natural and historical sites and cultural attractions are available to visitors. Each chapter lists special island events, where to get more island information, and how readers can help support the island. Author Maureen Dunphy made numerous trips to a total of 135 islands that are accessible by ferry or bridge in the Great Lakes Basin. On each trip, Dunphy was accompanied by a different friend or relative who provided her another adventurer’s perspective through which to view the island experience. Great Lakes Island Escapes covers islands on both sides of the international border between the United States and Canada and features islands in both the lakes and the waterways that connect them. Anyone interested in island travel or learning more about the Great Lakes will delight in this comprehensive collection.

The Handbook

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Jane Rawson,James Whitmore
  • ISBN : 1921924977
  • Publisher : Transit Lounge
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 4567

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Climate change has arrived, and it's not going away. In the absence of effective world action, global warming is certain to continue. The Handbook is not another book about climate change science or politics. Rather it is an intelligent guide, and a potential ground breaker, for all of us who feel helpless in the face of government disagreement, and want to know in a practical way what we can do now. Not only will The Handbook help you prepare for increased droughts, floods, fires and heatwaves, it will provide you with stories and advice from individuals who are already quietly doing amazing things. Jane Rawson and James Whitmore, previously Environment editors for The Conversation, look at how to establish your risk and face your fears; where to live and with whom; and how to survive heat, fire and flood. They investigate ways to provide your own food, power and water, make sure you can still get around, and get rid of your waste and sewage. They talk about new ways to think about home and possessions, the sadness of living through climate change, and how, for both individual and common good, we might positively change the way we live. The Handbook is both practical and philosophical. It can be read cover-to-cover, or dipped into when you need specific advice. It can help you plan and execute a strategy to deal with the effects of climate change. It might change your life. But it should also make you ask, does it really have to be this way?

Cases of Conflict

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Allen L. Springer
  • ISBN : 1442635193
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 2466

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Cases of Conflict focuses on times of dispute as important moments in the development of international environmental law. Conflict tests international law—both its content and its relevance become clearer in times of controversy—but conflict can also help shape the law. Drawing from a growing body of scholarship connecting the fields of international relations and international law, Cases of Conflict examines six prominent case studies to demonstrate how transboundary disputes have influenced the development of international environmental law and policy. Embracing their rich detail and real-world messiness, this book looks to develop a better understanding of the true content and potential of international environmental law.

European rural peripheries revalued

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  • Category : Community development
  • Author : Ulrike Grabski-Kieron,Ingo Mose,Anja Reichert-Schick,Annett Steinführer
  • ISBN : 3643130503
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Number of Pages : 401
  • Readers : 3968

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume provides an overview of research on seemingly, current and former peripheral areas and on processes of peripheralisation in Europe. Particular emphasis is given to questions of local and regional governance, to multiple actors of peripheralisation and residential revitalisation as well as to economic and ecological transformations. --

Island Queen

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Vanessa Riley
  • ISBN : 0063002868
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 667
  • Readers : 3411

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Riveting and transformative, evocative and immersive...by turns vibrant and bold and wise, discovering Dorothy’s story is a singular pleasure.”--The New York Times A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free Black woman who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies. Born into slavery on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat, Doll bought her freedom—and that of her sister and her mother—from her Irish planter father and built a legacy of wealth and power as an entrepreneur, merchant, hotelier, and planter that extended from the marketplaces and sugar plantations of Dominica and Barbados to a glittering luxury hotel in Demerara on the South American continent. Vanessa Riley’s novel brings Doll to vivid life as she rises above the harsh realities of slavery and colonialism by working the system and leveraging the competing attentions of the men in her life: a restless shipping merchant, Joseph Thomas; a wealthy planter hiding a secret, John Coseveldt Cells; and a roguish naval captain who will later become King William IV of England. From the bustling port cities of the West Indies to the forbidding drawing rooms of London’s elite, Island Queen is a sweeping epic of an adventurer and a survivor who answered to no one but herself as she rose to power and autonomy against all odds, defying rigid eighteenth-century morality and the oppression of women as well as people of color. It is an unforgettable portrait of a true larger-than-life woman who made her mark on history.

Pieces of Her

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Karin Slaughter
  • ISBN : 0062430297
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 656
  • Readers : 2917

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Now on Netflix! Starring Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote! Mother. Hero. Liar. Killer. How can you tell when all you have is... PIECES OF HER What if the person you thought you knew best turns out to be someone you never knew at all . . . ? Andrea knows everything about her mother, Laura. She knows she’s spent her whole life in the small beachside town of Belle Isle; she knows she’s never wanted anything more than to live a quiet life as a pillar of the community; she knows she’s never kept a secret in her life. Because we all know our mothers, don’t we? But all that changes when a trip to the mall explodes into violence and Andrea suddenly sees a completely different side to Laura. Because it turns out that before Laura was Laura, she was someone completely different. For nearly thirty years she’s been hiding from her previous identity, lying low in the hope that no one would ever find her. But now she’s been exposed, and nothing will ever be the same again. The police want answers and Laura’s innocence is on the line, but she won’t speak to anyone, including her own daughter. Andrea is on a desperate journey following the breadcrumb trail of her mother’s past. And if she can’t uncover the secrets hidden there, there may be no future for either one of them. . . .

Learning from Wind Power

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Joseph Szarka,Richard Cowell,Geraint Ellis,Peter A. Strachan,Charles Warren
  • ISBN : 1137265272
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 259
  • Readers : 3773

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Bringing together contributions from leading researchers, this volume reflects on the political, institutional and social factors that have shaped the recent expansion of wind energy, and to consider what lessons this experience may provide for the future expansion of other renewable technologies.

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 28 – Searching the Andes for Atlantis PDF Download

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : atlantisrising.com
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Atlantis Rising magazine
  • Number of Pages : 88
  • Readers : 4066

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this 88-page download: LETTERS EARLY RAYS THE NEW HERETIC Infinite Energy Editor Eugene Mallove Starts a Regular Atlantis Rising Column THE FORBIDDEN ARCHAEOLOGIST A New Column from the author of Forbidden Archaeology: Michael Cremo FUEL FROM YOUR TAP? Can a New Technology Solve the Energy Crisis? ‘BIMINI’ IN JAPAN? What Do Underwater Discoveries in the Pacific Say about the Caribbean? THE MOUND MATRIX MYSTERY Is It Evidence of Ancient High Technology? AT THE EDGE OF THE FUTURE Len Kasten Talks with Sean David Morton FIGHTING FOR ALIEN TECHNOLOGY The Drama Intensifies for Embattled Computer Inventor Jack Shulman HOW AMERICA DISCOVERED YOGA The Amazing Story of Paramahansa Yogananda BLUEPRINT FROM ATLANTIS Excerpting Colin Wilson & Rand Flem-Ath’s New Book ATLANTIS IN THE ANDES Tracking Plato to South America FENG SHUI The Ancient Roots of the Current Fad BALZAC AND THE OCCULT He Saw Dangers Where Others Did Not ASTROLOGY VIDEOS RECORDINGS

How to Win Friends and Influence People

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • ISBN : 8194790891
  • Publisher : Sristhi Publishers & Distributors
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 3841

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Do you feel stuck in life, not knowing how to make it more successful? Do you wish to become more popular? Are you craving to earn more? Do you wish to expand your horizon, earn new clients and win people over with your ideas? How to Win Friends and Influence People is a well-researched and comprehensive guide that will help you through these everyday problems and make success look easier. You can learn to expand your social circle, polish your skill set, find ways to put forward your thoughts more clearly, and build mental strength to counter all hurdles that you may come across on the path to success. Having helped millions of readers from the world over achieve their goals, the clearly listed techniques and principles will be the answers to all your questions.

The Nationality of Corporate Investors under International Investment Law

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Anil Yilmaz Vastardis
  • ISBN : 1509933611
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 4847

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Category: Law Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This monograph offers a detailed and distinctive analysis of corporate nationality under international investment law, covering the ICSID Convention and the investment treaty framework. It takes the reader back to the basics, threading through the concepts of jurisdiction, nationality, and corporate personality to give a clear context to the discussion of corporate nationality under international investment law, at a time when international investment is dominated by multinational business enterprises operating in a globalised economy. The book examines different understandings of corporate personality and nationality under a selection of jurisdictions and public international law. It also offers an in-depth analysis of approaches found in ICSID arbitral awards and in investment treaty practice, distilling the problematic areas and discussing the impacts of the areas of concern. It evaluates the techniques developed to address problems and puts forward suggestions for effective and balanced solutions to the questions of corporate nationality and personal scope of investment protection.

The Cruel Prince

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Holly Black
  • ISBN : 031631028X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 8932

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe. Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

The Book of Lies

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Brad Meltzer
  • ISBN : 9780446542197
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2522

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Brad Meltzer--author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Fate--returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date. In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history. In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found. Until now. Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon. What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller

The Giver

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • ISBN : 0547345909
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 240
  • Readers : 8878

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.

Abel's Island

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : William Steig
  • ISBN : 1466839171
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Number of Pages : 128
  • Readers : 7610

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness--he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones--Abel can't find a way to get back home. Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river--and home. Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself that hold promise of a more meaningful life, if and when he should finally return to Mossville and his dear Amanda again. Abel's Island is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1977 Newbery Honor Book.

Energy and Transport in Green Transition

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Atle Midttun,Nina Witoszek
  • ISBN : 1317644263
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 206
  • Readers : 2359

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book breaks new ground in the studies of green transition. It frames the ongoing transformation in terms of a "battle of modernities" with the emerging vision of ecomodernity as the final destination. It also offers a systematic exploration of the potential for extensive transformation of carbon-intensive sectors – with a focus on energy and transport – towards a low or post-carbon economy. The book does so in a comparative perspective, by pointing to a diversity of techno-economic and institutional solutions in the mature Western economies, and in the rapidly growing East and developing South. The contributors highlight a broad spectrum of available alternatives as well as illuminate conflicting interests involved. They also demonstrate how solutions to the climate challenge require parallel technological and governance innovation. The book advocates a new, overarching vision and agenda of ecomodernity – based on a synergistic paradigm-shift in industry, politics and culture – to trigger and sustain the ecological innovation necessary to tip development in a green direction. This vision cannot be monolithic; rather, it should reflect the diverse interests and conditions of the global population. This book is aimed at researchers and postgraduate students of energy, transport, environmental and climate policies, as well as development, environment, innovation and sustainability.

Treasure Island (Legend Classics)

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ISBN : 1789559618
  • Publisher : Legend Press
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 6997

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Part of the Legend Classics series Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this classic, beloved adventure. Treasure Island has proved unimaginably influential on our collective culture, defining our perception of pirates - adorned with parrots on their shoulder and treasure maps in their hand. As you follow the lives of Billy Bones, Jim Hawkins, and Long John Silver, you will soon understand why Robert Louis Stevenson is a storyteller that has endured throughout time, and why this story in particular is one of the most frequently referenced and dramatised novels of all time. The Legend Classics series: Around the World in Eighty Days The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Importance of Being Earnest Alice's Adventures in Wonderland The Metamorphosis The Railway Children The Hound of the Baskervilles Frankenstein Wuthering Heights Three Men in a Boat The Time Machine Little Women Anne of Green Gables The Jungle Book The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories Dracula A Study in Scarlet Leaves of Grass The Secret Garden The War of the Worlds A Christmas Carol Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Heart of Darkness The Scarlet Letter This Side of Paradise Oliver Twist The Picture of Dorian Gray Treasure Island The Turn of the Screw The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Emma The Trial A Selection of Short Stories by Edgar Allen Poe Grimm Fairy Tales

An Introduction to the Green Economy

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  • Category : Nature
  • Author : Adrian C. Newton,Elena Cantarello
  • ISBN : 1134654456
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 382
  • Readers : 8652

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The green economy is widely seen as a potential solution to current global economic and environmental crises, and a potential mechanism by which sustainable development might be achieved in practice. Considerable investments are now being made into the development of green technology, renewable energy, biodiversity conservation, resource efficiency, recycling of materials and green infrastructure. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the green economy, using a strongly interdisciplinary approach based on environmental science, rather than treating it as a sub-set of economics. The scientific principles of sustainability are presented, which provide the foundations of the green economy, with a particular focus on systems-based approaches. Examples of real-world case studies are used to illustrate how the green economy can be achieved in practice. In this way, the authors provide a thorough overview of both the principles and practice of the green economy, drawing from a wide range of disciplines including ecology, geography, social science, psychology, sustainability science, environmental science, law and economics. The emphasis is on presenting results of the latest research, derived from leading scientific journals. Rather than focusing on a single definition of what constitutes a ‘green economy’, the book introduces readers to the diversity of opinion that exists, and engages them in what is an active, on-going debate. This reflects the fact that many aspects of the green economy, and sustainable development more generally, are currently contested. In particular, the book will help readers to strengthen their ability to critically evaluate the evidence for and against the views presented, and to actively contribute to the future development of the green economy.

Computational Wind Engineering 1

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : S. Murakami
  • ISBN : 0444598618
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Number of Pages : 924
  • Readers : 4959

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The aim of this volume is to explore the challenges posed by the rapid development of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) within the field of engineering. CFD is already essential to research concerned with fluid flow in civil engineering, and its further potential for application in wind engineering is highly promising. State-of-the-art papers from all over the world are contained here, illuminating the present parameters of the field, as well as suggesting fruitful areas for further research. Eleven papers have been contributed by invited speakers outstanding in the fields of CFD and wind engineering. This volume will serve as a vehicle to promote further development in computational wind engineering.

Atlantis Rising Magazine Issue 24 – THE PULSAR MYSTERY PDF Download

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : atlantisrising.com
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Atlantis Rising magazine
  • Number of Pages : 88
  • Readers : 4374

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this 88 page download: LETTERS EARLY RAYS HILLY ROSE THE DAILY GRAIL The Internet s best alternative science site now in print DEEPAK CHOPRA AND GOD Transcendent new direction for the iconoclastic Doctor WILLIAM FLINDERS PETRIE ON TRIAL Christopher Dunn defends the great Egyptologist PLATO: THE TRUTH Frank Joseph checks the credibility of the best-known source on Atlantis WHEN THE WEATHER GETS WEIRD Do fish and frogs really fall from the sky? THE ANCIENT ELECTRICIANS David Childress looks for evidence of ancient High Tech THE HYDROGEN SOLUTION Jeane Manning on astounding new developments TRACKING ELECTROGRAVITICS Thomas Valone on the science of anti-gravity THE PULSAR MYSTERY An amazing new study points to an ET connection THE DREAMS OF GENIUS Are the secrets of life unfolded to sleepers? HOUDINI’S LAST ESCAPE Did he break the bonds of death? ASTROLOGY BOOKS RECORDINGS

Offshore Wind Farms

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Chong Ng,Li Ran
  • ISBN : 0081007809
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 654
  • Readers : 9317

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation provides the latest information on offshore wind energy, one of Europe’s most promising and quickly maturing industries, and a potentially huge untapped renewable energy source which could contribute significantly towards EU 20-20-20 renewable energy generation targets. It has been estimated that by 2030 Europe could have 150GW of offshore wind energy capacity, meeting 14% of our power demand. Offshore Wind Farms: Technologies, Design and Operation provides a comprehensive overview of the emerging technologies, design, and operation of offshore wind farms. Part One introduces offshore wind energy as well as offshore wind turbine siting with expert analysis of economics, wind resources, and remote sensing technologies. The second section provides an overview of offshore wind turbine materials and design, while part three outlines the integration of wind farms into power grids with insights to cabling and energy storage. The final section of the book details the installation and operation of offshore wind farms with chapters on condition monitoring and health and safety, amongst others. Provides an in-depth, multi-contributor, comprehensive overview of offshore technologies, including design, monitoring, and operation Edited by respected and leading experts in the field, with experience in both academia and industry Covers a highly relevant and important topic given the great potential of offshore wind power in contributing significantly to EU 20-20-20 renewable energy targets

Fairness and Justice in Environmental Decision Making

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Catherine Gross
  • ISBN : 1135051534
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 180
  • Readers : 6752

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: By crossing disciplinary boundaries, this book uniquely connects theories of justice with people's lived experience within social conflicts over resource sharing. It shows why some conflicts, such as local opposition to wind farms and water disputes, have become intractable social problems in many countries of the world. It shows the power of injustice in generating opposition to decisions. The book answers the question: why are the results of many government initiatives and policies not accepted by those affected? Focusing on two social conflicts over water sharing in Australia to show why fairness and justice are important in decision-making, the book shows how these conflicts are typical of water sharing and other natural resource conflicts experienced in many countries around the world, particularly in the context of climate change. It tells the stories of these conflicts from the perspectives of those involved. These practically-based findings are then related back to ideas and constructs of justice from disciplines such as social psychology, political philosophy and jurisprudence. With a strong practical focus, this book offers readers an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of fairness and justice in environmental decision-making. It opens up a wealth of fairness and justice ideas for decision-makers, practitioners, and researchers in natural resource management, environmental governance, community consultation, and sustainable development, as well as people in government and corporations who interface and consult with communities where natural resources are being used.

Food Roofs of Rio de Janeiro

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Rob Roggema
  • ISBN : 331956739X
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 201
  • Readers : 7313

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: One important change in the Brazilian policies is the Pacification. In recent years the government has invested in creating safer and more livable favelas. This generally starts with creating a UPP, a police post at a central location, from where the safety is maintained. Once this has been established the PAC, the government organisation for accelerating urban development in the favelas, starts to make plans to improve the quality of life in the favela: drinking water, electricity, sewage system and other basic systems. It is essential to include the growth of food in their policies. Secondly, the discourse in urban agriculture shifts from the early stage in which every initiative is interesting, food production is a social activity and an estimated contribution to sustainability, towards the question how much food is actually produced within the city boundaries. Analyses show that the amount produced is very little. The follow-up question is how more food could be produced in the city? This is obviously also a matter of space. Current urban concepts do not offer enough space for food production and this implies new concepts need to be found. In the context of the favelas these new spaces need to be found on roofs.