A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty - Rivers and Sites by Tianjin Library

By Tianjin Library

A Pictorial list of the Qing Dynasty - Rivers and websites, contains significant different types of maps: river maps and maps of ancient sites.China was once an agrarian society in the course of medieval instances, and harnessing rivers performed a huge function in maintaining social improvement. A Compendium on Harnessing Rivers, which used to be accomplished within the forty second 12 months of Emperor Kangxi s reign (1703), includes a huge variety of invaluable photographs compiled and edited via Zhang Penghe, the governor-general answerable for rivers. The publication additionally comprises maps of varied rivers drawn by way of nameless artists. They list the vicissitudes of rivers and parts alongside the banks whereas while realistically tracing the shapes of urban partitions, areas of old curiosity, and wonder spots alongside the rivers.As a mom river of the chinese language country, the Yellow River has continually been the point of interest of a lot recognition, leading to extra historical chinese language maps of this river than the other in China. This ebook collects many maps of the Yellow River made in the course of the overdue Qing interval, such a lot of which additionally checklist in writing the dates of the crevasse and the closure of a undeniable portion of the river and the deployment of infantrymen guarding it. an entire Map of the Yellow River inside Shandong, A Map of the Yellow River in the entire Province of Shandong, A Concise whole Map of the Yellow River inside of Shandong are one of the maps awarded during this book.Other maps to be had contain Maps of the Rivers less than Baoding Prefecture, Maps of the Rivers below Zhengding Prefecture, and Maps of the Rivers less than the 5 Prefectures of Zhili Ji, Zhao, Shen, Ding, and Yi.In addition, there are 3 maps of old curiosity: Maps of His Majesty s transitority residing Palaces on His go back trip, Maps of Dagu Batteries, and Illustrations of Wendeng, Weihai, and different historic Sites..KEY gains- Rivers and websites is the 3rd booklet in A Pictorial checklist of the Qing Dynasty sequence. the opposite 3 books are entitled company records (Released might 2008), outdated Manchu Capital (Released June 2008), and Manchurian Railway (to be free up November 2008).- inclusive of over four hundred maps that seem in chronological order in ten different types, every one embellished with coloured drawings.- unique photographs and entire colour

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The Flood of 2013: A Summer of Angry Rivers in Southern by Herald, Naheed Nenshi

By Herald, Naheed Nenshi

The Flood of 2013 chronicles an unforgettable summer time of offended rivers, exceptional flooding, and indisputable human spirit. This booklet appears at how the catastrophe irrevocably replaced southern Alberta and its humans. within the face of catastrophe, Albertans confirmed their real grit and rose above adversity — similar to their ancestors did for generations earlier than them. The flood started in southern Alberta on June 20 and resulted in 4 deaths, billions of greenbacks in harm, and greater than 100,000 humans fleeing their houses to flee raging waters. greater than eighty usher in reporters — photographers, writers, editors, videographers, researchers, and electronic manufacturers — helped to relate the story of the flood. utilizing their phrases and photographs, this attractive quantity captures not just the devastation and destruction of the flood but in addition the emergence of heroes and heartfelt moments. buddies helped associates. Strangers helped strangers. And Albertans vowed to recuperate, come hell or excessive water.

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Volcanic Ash. Hazard Observation by Shona Mackie, Katharine Cashman, Hugo Ricketts, Alison Rust,

By Shona Mackie, Katharine Cashman, Hugo Ricketts, Alison Rust, Matt Watson

Volcanic Ash: danger Observation offers an creation by means of 4 sections, each one on a separate subject and every containing chapters from an the world over well known pool of authors. The creation offers a volcanological context for ash new release that units the level for the advance and interpretation of strategies offered in next sections.

The ebook starts with an exam of the easy methods to symbolize ash deposits at the flooring, as ash deposits at the floor have in most cases skilled a few atmospheric shipping. This part also will conceal simple info on ash morphology, density, and refractive index, all parameters required to appreciate and research assumptions made for either in situ measurements and distant sensing ash inversion recommendations. Sections , 3, and 4 specialize in equipment for watching volcanic ash within the surroundings utilizing ground-based, airborne, and spaceborne tools respectively.

Throughout the publication, the editors show off not just the interdisciplinary nature of the volcanic ash challenge, but additionally the demanding situations and rewards of interdisciplinary endeavors. also, by way of bringing jointly a wide standpoint on volcanic ash stories, the e-book not just ties jointly ground-, air-, educational, and utilized techniques to the volcanic ash challenge, but additionally engages with different clinical groups attracted to particulate transport.

  • Includes contemporary case reviews highlighting the influence of volcanic ash, making equipment used for commentary extra available to the reader
  • Contains advances in volcanic ash remark that may be utilized in different distant sensing applications
  • Presents a cross-disciplinary procedure that comes with not just equipment of monitoring and measuring ash within the surroundings, but additionally of the elemental technology that helps methodological software and interpretation
  • Edited by way of an the world over famous workforce with a variety of services in the box of volcanic ash

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Stormchasers : the Hurricane Hunters and their fateful by David Toomey

By David Toomey

In September 1955, military Lieutenant Commander Grover B. Windham and a group of 8 flew out of Guantanamo Bay into the attention of storm Janet - a regimen climate reconnaissance venture from which they by no means back. within the wake of global conflict II, the Air strength and the army chanced on new civilian arenas the place pilots might try out their braveness and ability - climate reconnaissance was once certainly one of them. storm hunters flew into raging storms to gauge their power and are expecting their paths. with out the fashionable expertise of the twenty first century they trusted rudimentary radar structures to find the hurricane's eye and anticipated the go with the flow in their airplane by way of the windblown waves less than. Drawing from military records and interviews with participants of the squadron and family members of the team, this e-book reconstructs the ill-fated venture, from preflight exams to the instant in their ultimate transmission.

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Cache LA Poudre: The Natural History of a Rocky Mountain by Howard Ensign Evans

By Howard Ensign Evans

The Cache los angeles Poudre River and its tributaries circulate in the course of the significant towns of north vital Colorado. In 1986, an incredible part of the pristine Cache los angeles Poudre and its south fork have been extra to the federal Wild and Scenic River process, the 1st river in Colorado to be included.

With its eloquent and infrequently poetic variety, Cache l. a. Poudre explains the ordinary heritage of the river basin starting within the tundra of Rocky Mountain nationwide Park and tracing the river 80 miles via a number of existence zones earlier than becoming a member of the South Platte simply east of Greeley.

Arguing convincingly a philosophy of ecological accountability, the authors inform this tale with very good wisdom of the balances in nature and the effect of human intrusion. beautiful element is paid to vegetation and animals: descriptions of the advanced meanings of birds’ songs, the sexual ritual of bugs, and the struggles among predators and prey elicit vibrant visualization and a thrilling feel of discovery.

An enticing and academic magazine of 2 modern day explorers, Cache los angeles Poudre might sign up for the ranks of a few of the easiest environmental books written, together with works via Enos turbines, John Muir, Aldo Leopold, and Wendell Berry.

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The Snail Darter and the Dam: How Pork-Barrel Politics by Zygmunt J. B. Plater

By Zygmunt J. B. Plater

Even this present day, thirty years after the criminal battles to save lots of the endangered snail darter, the little fish that blocked of entirety of a TVA dam continues to be invoked as an icon of leftist extremism and governmental foolishness. during this eye-opening booklet, the legal professional who together with his scholars fought and received the preferrred courtroom case—known formally as Tennessee Valley Authority v. Hill—tells the hidden tale at the back of one of many nation’s most important environmental legislation battles.

The realities of the darter’s case, Plater asserts, were constantly mischaracterized in politics and the media. This ebook bargains a close account of the six-year campaign opposed to a pork-barrel venture that made no fiscal feel and was once mistaken from the beginning. actually TVA’s undertaking used to be designed for sport and actual property improvement. And on the middle of the little team combating the undertaking within the courts and Congress have been kinfolk farmers attempting to retailer their houses and farms, so much of which have been to be resold in a company land improvement scheme. Plater’s gripping story of electorate navigating the tangled corridors of nationwide energy stimulates vital questions on our nation’s governance, and eventually units the snail darter’s list straight.


“The tale of the snail darter and the TVA is the Thermopylae within the heritage of America’s conservation move, and this e-book via Zygmunt Plater merits to be the vintage telling of it.”—Edward O. Wilson, Harvard University
(Edward O. Wilson)

"The Snail Darter and the Dam is an inspiring and informative American tale of standard humans scuffling with robust exact pursuits. It's approximately how the general public curiosity misplaced out to special funds and its political allies--and mess ups by means of the neighborhood and nationwide press to file the tale particularly, competently, and in right context."—Dan particularly, Anchor and dealing with Editor of AXS TV
(Dan relatively 2012-09-19)

"TVA v. Hill is certainly one of my favourite circumstances. This eminently readable account of the entire background of the case is much more attention-grabbing than the tale instructed in Warren Burger’s opinion for the court docket (or my reminiscence of the oral argument and the moving positions of the Justices in my publication, 5 Chiefs). The author’s account of ways President Carter rejected the “God Committee’s” verdict concerning the darter is mainly so."—Hon. Justice John Paul Stevens, very best court docket of the us [retired]
(Hon. Justice John Paul Stevens [retired] 2012-08-27)

"The inside of tale of a protracted and interesting battle—legal, political, environmental, and personal— that turned an icon of its period and continues to be instructive even this present day. It’s a blueprint for group motion, and—sadly—a still-current roadmap of ways during which Washington works. The felony maneuverings are laid out with magnificent lucidity, yet much more the publication is via flip compassionate, indignant, and very humane, and worth reading.”—Jonathan Harr, writer of A Civil Action
(Jonathan Harr 2012-06-25)

"A compelling heritage . . . that sheds mild at the coverage method and is interesting in its personal correct. urged [for] all readership levels."—Choice

“Plater . . . does a deft task of weaving jointly the criminal framework and context for his struggle opposed to TVA, which he ended up successful sooner than the splendid courtroom within the landmark case TVA v. Hill. He employs a strict first-person, present-tense point of view that offers the booklet an interesting, memoiristic tone. [He] offers a wealth of aspect that makes for compelling interpreting, and he has a knack for bringing drama to even the main technical court docket proceedings."—Clay Risen, bankruptcy 16
(Clay Risen bankruptcy 16)

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Mathematical and Physical Fundamentals of Climate Change by Zhihua Zhang, John C. Moore

By Zhihua Zhang, John C. Moore

Mathematical and actual basics of weather Change is the 1st ebook to supply an summary of the maths and physics useful for scientists to appreciate and follow atmospheric and oceanic versions to weather research.  The booklet starts off with uncomplicated arithmetic then leads directly to particular purposes in atmospheric and ocean dynamics, similar to fluid dynamics, atmospheric dynamics, oceanic dynamics, and glaciers and sea point rise.  Mathematical and actual basics of weather Change offers a great origin in math and physics with which to appreciate international warming, average weather diversifications, and weather versions. This ebook informs the longer term clients of weather types and the decision-makers of day after today by means of delivering the intensity they want. built from a direction that the authors train at Beijing basic collage, the fabric has been commonly class-tested and comprises on-line assets, equivalent to presentation documents, lecture notes, recommendations to difficulties and MATLab codes.

  • Includes MatLab and Fortran courses that permit readers to create their very own models
  • Provides case reports to teach how the mathematics is utilized to weather research
  • Online assets contain presentation records, lecture notes, and recommendations to difficulties in publication to be used in lecture room or self-study

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Bioclimatology and Biogeography of Africa by Henry N. Houérou

By Henry N. Houérou

Protecting a space of over a hundred thirty million km2 spanning the Mediterranean, equator and tropics, the African continent includes a superb geographic variety. for that reason, it's characterized via tremendous variable climatic, edaphic and ecological stipulations, linked to a variety of normal plants and natural world, in addition to human inhabitants density, plants and cattle. during this booklet, Henry Le Hou?rou provides his bioclimatic and biogeographic category of Africa. The vast facts give you the foundation for comparisons among a number of African areas, and with areas on different continents corresponding to Latin the USA or the Indian subcontinent. the implications represent a rational foundation for nationwide, neighborhood and sub-regional rural improvement making plans, and for agricultural learn facing facets reminiscent of plant and animal introductions, the extrapolation or interpolation of experimental or developmental findings, and ecosystems dynamics. attainable difficulties of functions also are tested.

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