earth wars the battle for global resources



Francesca Lyman, World Resources Institute, Resources Ins World Resources Institute The Greenhouse Trap Francesca Lyman, World Resources Institute, Resources Ins World Resources Institute The Greenhouse Trap Новинка
Silvio Wilde, Daniel Franzen, Thomas Kuhn The Battle for the Worldwide Natural Resources - International Strategies and their Impacts Silvio Wilde, Daniel Franzen, Thomas Kuhn The Battle for the Worldwide Natural Resources - International Strategies and their Impacts Новинка

Silvio Wilde, Daniel Franzen, Thomas Kuhn The Battle for the Worldwide Natural Resources - International Strategies and their Impacts

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, University of Applied Sciences Essen, language: English, abstract: This assignment contemplates the discussion about the present conflict for the Arctic region, including the applicants' claims for Arctic natural resources. The major focus of this work therefore is, as mentioned in the assignment's subject, analysing the 'battle fornatural resources' as well as the impact for the involved economies.During the investigation it was determined that experts of different scientific institutions do not come to the consensus about the available amount of raw materials, especially oil and gas, which are focused in this paper.Due to the scarcity of depletable resources their importance increases and with it the run for the Arctic and its treasures. Although the amount of these resources in relation to theknown sources is assumed to be low, every new discovered deposit is of great importance for the potential owner and for the world economy.As the Arctic is located in the high seas, there is currently no existing legislation for the case of claiming the present resources except the admiralty law. Generally, this is a unique case in world history. Among the applicants for the different regions of theArctic there are several conflicts about the exact borderlines.
Sangam Shrestha Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Principles and Practices Sangam Shrestha Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Principles and Practices Новинка

Sangam Shrestha Water-Energy-Food Nexus. Principles and Practices

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Water, energy and food are key resources to sustain life, and are the fundamental to national, regional and global economies. These three resources are interlinked in multiple ways, and the term “nexus” captures the interconnections. The nexus has been discussed, debated, researched, and advocated widely but the focus is often on the pairings of “water-energy” or “water-food” or “energy-food”. To really benefit from the nexus approach in terms of resource use efficiency it is essential to understand, operationalize and practice the nexus of all three resources. As demand for these resources increases worldwide, using them sustainability is a critical concern for scientists and citizens, governments and policy makers. Volume highlights include: Contributions to the global debate on water-energy-food nexus Examples of the nexus approach in practice from different regions of the world Perspectives on the future of the nexus agenda Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Theories and Practices is a valuable resource for students, research scholars and professionals in academic institutions with strong interests in interdisciplinary research involving geography, earth science, environmental science, environmental management, sustainability science, international development, and ecological economics. The volume will also be useful for professionals, practitioners and consultants in /NGOs, government, and international agencies.
Su Celina Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions Su Celina Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions Новинка

Su Celina Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions

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Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions is a contemporary overview of the major issues in global public health. The book explores how population health might be maximized with the right blend of health system, education, antipoverty, infectious disease, urban development, governance, and incentive-based policies. It covers topics critical for understanding the state of the world today, including wars for natural resources, the missing women phenomenon, and whether global aid really works. The book's case studies focus on developing economies, mixed economies, and new emerging superpowers. Thematic chapters are interwoven with running motifs, such as the health risks and benefits associated with different totalitarian, capitalist, and market socialist economies. Moving beyond statistics, the book represents a major innovation in the teaching of global health by presenting technical concepts including the incidence and prevalence of disease within the context of more accessible topics such as global poverty. This helps students contextualize otherwise challenging but critical concepts, such as the burden of infectious disease. By encouraging reflection, focusing on what works, and using activities and exercises, Introducing Global Health both teaches fundamentals of global public health and cultivates a policy perspective that is appealing and compelling for today's students.
Martin Alexander E. Fire on Earth. An Introduction Martin Alexander E. Fire on Earth. An Introduction Новинка

Martin Alexander E. Fire on Earth. An Introduction

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Earth is the only planet known to have fire. The reason is both simple and profound: fire exists because Earth is the only planet to possess life as we know it. Fire is an expression of life on Earth and an index of life’s history. Few processes are as integral, unique, or ancient. Fire on Earth puts fire in its rightful place as an integral part of the study of geology, biology, human history, physics, and global chemistry. Fire is ubiquitous in various forms throughout Earth, and belongs as part of formal inquiries about our world. In recent years fire literature has multiplied exponentially; dedicated journals exist and half a dozen international conferences are held annually. A host of formal sciences, or programs announcing interdisciplinary intentions, are willing to consider fire. Wildfire also appears routinely in media reporting. This full-colour text, containing over 250 illustrations of fire in all contexts, is designed to provide a synthesis of contemporary thinking; bringing together the most powerful concepts and disciplinary voices to examine, in an international setting, why planetary fire exists, how it works, and why it looks the way it does today. Students, lecturers, researchers and professionals interested in the physical, ecological and historical characteristics of fire will find this book, and accompanying web-based material, essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in all related disciplines, for general interest and for providing an interdisciplinary foundation for further study. A comprehensive approach to the history, behaviour and ecological effects of fire on earth Timely introduction to this important subject, with relevance for global climate change, biodiversity loss and the evolution of human culture. Provides a foundation for the interdisciplinary field of Fire Research Authored by an international team of leading experts in the field Associated website provides additional resources
Transformative Eco-Education for Human and Planetary Survival Transformative Eco-Education for Human and Planetary Survival Новинка

Transformative Eco-Education for Human and Planetary Survival

A volume in Transforming Education for the FutureSeries Editors Jing Lin, University of Marylandand Rebecca Oxford, Air UniversityTransformative eco-education is environmental education that is literally needed to transform andsave our planet, especially during the global ecological crises of our present century. Such educationdemands inner transformation of many deeply rooted ideas, such as the following: the Earth exists merely toprovide for human comfort; the extinction or reduction of other species does not matter; we are free toconsume or destroy natural resources at will but are safe from destruction ourselves; and the Earth willcontinue to sustain us, even if we do not sustain the Earth. Unless these concepts are changed, we willincrease global warming and add to the ruin of much of the Earth.This book presents powerful ideas for transformative eco-education. At this time of ever-increasing ecological crisis, such education isneeded more than ever before. We urge readers to use the ideas and activities in this book with your students, develop them further, and create newconceptions to share with other educators and students.The chapters in this book provide key principles, of which the following are just a few. First, educators can and should prepare students fornatural disasters. Second, stories, case studies, the arts, and hands-on environmental experience, all enriched by reflection and discussion, can offerprofound learning about ecology. Third, education at all le...
Elise Verdonck Towards Global Sustainable High Seas Fisheries. A critical assessment Elise Verdonck Towards Global Sustainable High Seas Fisheries. A critical assessment Новинка

Elise Verdonck Towards Global Sustainable High Seas Fisheries. A critical assessment

Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Environmental Policy, grade: A-, University of Auckland, course: International Environmental Law, language: English, abstract: The crucial role of the oceans in the climate and functioning of the planet is an undeniable fact. Oceans cover over 70 percent of the earth's surface and house a major part of global biodiversity. Ocean ecosystems support all life on earth: they regulate the global temperature, provide rain, food and oxygen, and they manage a certain amount of human pollutants. Nearly 64 percent of the oceans lie far beyond the coast of individual states. The high seas and the deep seabed, which form the parts of the oceans that are beyond the national jurisdiction of coastal countries, are some of the least protected areas on earth. Because of its very low temperature, lack of light and energy-deprived character, the high seas were long considered hostile to life. For centuries those areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) were being treated as a virtual desert without any sign of life or resources. Until the later decades of the twentieth century, the deep sea with its rare organisms and unique ecosystems was largely unexplored by humans. This resulted in a collective lack of knowledge about the rich biodiversity and abundant resources of the high seas and the deep seabed. In recent decades, human interest and activities outside the limits of coastal state jurisdiction have increased....
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Hewson Duffy New Earth

Jordan Thorne was a normal person on NESS (nicknamed Nessie), a spaceship that escaped Earth's destruction many years before his time. Then, Jordan finds a signal that could mean Earth actually did not get destroyed. The ship's goverment decides to take a trip back, but another organization has different plans for Nessie. As Jordan is thrust into a battle for the ship, he begins to wonder if Earth will even be there...
J.D. Blackrose The Soul Wars. Collected Edition J.D. Blackrose The Soul Wars. Collected Edition Новинка

J.D. Blackrose The Soul Wars. Collected Edition

"J.D. Blackrose grasps you by the throat, flying you away on a journey through a dangerous world where the sins of the fathers trickle down through the bloodlines.” - Shayne Silvers, author of the Nate Temple Urban Fantasy series."The Soul Wars is an exciting and fast-paced supernatural fantasy with twists and turns. Don't miss this one! J.D. Blackrose is a notable new voice to keep your eye on." - Linda Robertson, author of JovienneA Valkyrie.A Vampire.The world in the balance, with only these unlikely heroes to save it.Kara, a Norse Valkyrie warrior, and Gaspard, a centuries-old vampire, find themselves in an improbable alliance to prevent the Soul Wars, an epic battle between vampires with souls and those without, which a real god swears could shake the very foundations of the Earth. Can Kara and Gaspard set aside their natural enmity, or stranger yet, nurture their unexpected feelings for one another while fighting for their lives?Follow Kara and Gaspard through trials and travails both today in in the past as they battle to prevent the ultimate destruction of life as we know it in The Soul Wars.
Brajendra Mishra Engineering Solutions for Sustainability. Materials and Resources II Brajendra Mishra Engineering Solutions for Sustainability. Materials and Resources II Новинка

Brajendra Mishra Engineering Solutions for Sustainability. Materials and Resources II

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This book contains a collection of papers presented at Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources II, a special symposium organized as part of the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition and held in Orlando, Florida, March 15-19, 2015. With impending and burgeoning societal issues affecting both developed and emerging nations, the global engineering community has a responsibility and an opportunity to truly make a difference and contribute. The papers in this collection address what materials and resources are integral to meeting basic societal sustainability needs in critical areas of energy, transportation, housing, and recycling. Contributions focus on the engineering answers for cost-effective, sustainable pathways; the strategies for effective use of engineering solutions; and the role of the global engineering community. Authors share perspectives on the major engineering challenges that face our world today; identify, discuss, and prioritize engineering solution needs; and establish how these fit into developing global-demand pressures for materials and human resources.
Lakew Samuel Tesema Renewable Energy System Modelling and Techno-Economic Analysis Lakew Samuel Tesema Renewable Energy System Modelling and Techno-Economic Analysis Новинка

Lakew Samuel Tesema Renewable Energy System Modelling and Techno-Economic Analysis

The depletion of non-renewable energy resources, the fast growing energy demand of the world and the sky-shooting price of petroleum with the threat of global warming to our planet Earth should be everyone's concern to rely on Renewable Energy Resources. This book deals with the study of available renewable energy resources for the region under consideration. Then area dependent models are developed for potential resources estimation. The electrical power transmission line from the national grid to the area is designed, economically analyzed and compared with the proposed Renewable Energy System of wind turbine/solar PV/diesel generator/boiler. Sensitivity analysis is also made for solar panel and diesel future possible price. As the result dictates, the proposed Renewable Energy System is by far cost effective, insensitive to sensitivity variables, stable and pollution free than any other system presented for comparison in this book.
M. D. James E. Davis 2049 M. D. James E. Davis 2049 Новинка

M. D. James E. Davis 2049

The United States is winning the war on terror, most days. We will continue to do so, until the day we declare victory, or turn the battle over to the governments of the countries hosting these wars. It is uncertain what will happen after that. There is a good chance that terror will resurface sometime, and that battle may again take place in our own backyard. The future enemy may well have better resources and advanced weapons. North Korea is testing missles that could reach our shores. Nuclear weapons will likely spread to many nations in the not too distant future. This story suggests what might happen to some of our grandchildren, if that battle is fought in 2049. Will Jennifer Burton and Brad Hoolihan claim victory, or will it require something more, to bring lasting peace to a war torn world?
Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah A. Lecture Notes Global Health. Issues, Challenges, and Global Action Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah A. Lecture Notes Global Health. Issues, Challenges, and Global Action Новинка

Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah A. Lecture Notes Global Health. Issues, Challenges, and Global Action

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Global Health Lecture Notes: Issues, Challenges and Global Action provides a thorough introduction to a wide range of important global health issues and explores the resources and skills needed for this rapidly expanding area. Global Health is a growing area that reflects the increasing interconnectedness of health and its determinants. Major socio-economic, environmental and technological changes have produced new challenges, and exacerbated existing health inequalities experienced in both developed and developing countries. This textbook focuses on managing and preventing these challenges, as well as analysing critical links between health, disease, and socio-economic development through a multi-disciplinary approach. Featuring learning objectives and discussion points, Global Health Lecture Notes is an indispensable resource for global health students, faculty and practitioners who are looking to build on their understanding of global health issues.
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Battle for the Falklands

Battle for the Falklands
Robert G Williscroft The Iapetus Federation. Exodus from Earth Robert G Williscroft The Iapetus Federation. Exodus from Earth Новинка

Robert G Williscroft The Iapetus Federation. Exodus from Earth

Although presumed dead, Saeed Ismail resurfaces following the events of The Starchild Compact to lead a global Jihad.Aided by Founder Asshur, besieged Israelis on Earth make their way to Mars. Under Rod Zakes, the Iapetus Federation expands to include the human-settled parts of the Solar System, protected by Dmitri Gagarin’s Federation Security Force.While global Jihad rages, the Starchild Institute on Iapetus develops a form of worm-hole transportation, but will this new technology be ready in time to rescue Sam Houston and all that is left of the United States, the beleaguered Lone Star Federation?Can worm-hole technology solve the task of moving millions of people from Earth to Iapetus?While Earth sinks into medieval barbarism, off-world humanity struggles to survive and prosper in the far reaches of the Solar System – and beyond.
James Sipes L. Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources. Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation James Sipes L. Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources. Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation Новинка

James Sipes L. Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources. Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation

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Get the single-source solutions guide to the sustainable management of water resources. Why is water the environmental issue? The answer is simple: without it, life on this planet could not exist. Yet, despite this fact, reckless consumption practices from a growing population are drying up the Earth's already limited water resources. Other factors, such as river and lake contamination, rising temperatures, and disproportionate geographic accessibility further contribute to the fresh water crisis. To confront this pressing concern, this enlightening guide, which covers over twenty case studies offering insights into real-world projects, uses a holistic, integrated approach to illustrate ways to preserve vital water supplies – from green design remedies to encouraging greater personal responsibility. This book: Provides a basic overview of water resources, hydrology, current problems involving water resources, and the potential impact of global warming and climate change. Covers watershed planning, Best Management Practices, and potential design and planning solutions. Offers a concise overview of the issues affecting water use and management. Includes a full chapter dedicated to planning issues, and a full chapter covering site planning, design, and implementation. Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources takes a practical approach to head off a global water catastrophe by offering sensible measures that can be put in place immediately to promote a clean, plentiful flow of the Earth's most precious resource.
James Sipes L. Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources. Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation James Sipes L. Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources. Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation Новинка

James Sipes L. Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources. Policies, Planning, Design, and Implementation

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Get the single-source solutions guide to the sustainable management of water resources. Why is water the environmental issue? The answer is simple: without it, life on this planet could not exist. Yet, despite this fact, reckless consumption practices from a growing population are drying up the Earth's already limited water resources. Other factors, such as river and lake contamination, rising temperatures, and disproportionate geographic accessibility further contribute to the fresh water crisis. To confront this pressing concern, this enlightening guide, which covers over twenty case studies offering insights into real-world projects, uses a holistic, integrated approach to illustrate ways to preserve vital water supplies – from green design remedies to encouraging greater personal responsibility. This book: Provides a basic overview of water resources, hydrology, current problems involving water resources, and the potential impact of global warming and climate change. Covers watershed planning, Best Management Practices, and potential design and planning solutions. Offers a concise overview of the issues affecting water use and management. Includes a full chapter dedicated to planning issues, and a full chapter covering site planning, design, and implementation. Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources takes a practical approach to head off a global water catastrophe by offering sensible measures that can be put in place immediately to promote a clean, plentiful flow of the Earth's most precious resource.
French Hugh M. Changing Cold Environments. A Canadian Perspective French Hugh M. Changing Cold Environments. A Canadian Perspective Новинка

French Hugh M. Changing Cold Environments. A Canadian Perspective

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Changing Cold Environments; Implications for Global Climate Change is a comprehensive overview of the changing nature of the physical attributes of Canada's cold environments and the implications of these changes to cold environments on a global scale. The book places particular emphasis on the broader environmental science and sustainability issues that are of increasing concern to all cold regions if present global climate trends continue. Clearly structured throughout, the book focuses on those elements of Canada's cold environments that will be most affected by global climate change – namely, the tundra, sub-arctic and boreal forest regions of northern Canada, and the high mid-latitude mountains of western Canada. Implications are considered for similar environments around the world resulting in a timely text suitable for second and third year undergraduates in the environmental or earth sciences courses.
Richard Goldberg The Battle for Wall Street. Behind the Lines in the Struggle that Pushed an Industry into Turmoil Richard Goldberg The Battle for Wall Street. Behind the Lines in the Struggle that Pushed an Industry into Turmoil Новинка

Richard Goldberg The Battle for Wall Street. Behind the Lines in the Struggle that Pushed an Industry into Turmoil

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An insider's look at the changing balance of power on Wall Street The Battle for Wall Street follows the struggle for power between two giants: the sellers, traditional commercial and investments banks; and the buyers, upstart hedge funds, private equity firms and the like. The battle is about winning the hearts, minds, and – yes, the wallets – of global investors. This battle is still running its course, and with the insights of industry veteran Richard Goldberg, who has had a front row seat, readers will gain a detailed understanding as to what, exactly, is going on within this dynamic arena, specifically the forces behind the shift of power from the old sell side gatekeepers to the new buy side players. The book will play out in three acts: Act One will examine the instruments of change – liquidity and financial technology – along with their influence on the sell and buy sides. Act Two will look at the agents of change – hedge funds, private equity, financial entrepreneurs, endowments, exchanges and sovereign wealth funds – and their impact on the sell and buy sides. In Act Three, Goldberg will take out his crystal ball and walk through the strategic implications for the winners and losers in this battle, against the dramatic backdrop of the subprime mortgage crisis and the resulting shakeup of global firms like Bear Stearns. But Wall Street isn't simply about institutions or corporate battles. It’s a landscape dominated by personalities. Goldberg's unique access to major players will bring this book to life with amazing anecdotes and stories about the financial generals who have left their mark in The Battle for Wall Street.
Mikołaj Piniewski Scenario-based impact assessment of global and regional change on the semi-natural flow regime Mikołaj Piniewski Scenario-based impact assessment of global and regional change on the semi-natural flow regime Новинка

Mikołaj Piniewski Scenario-based impact assessment of global and regional change on the semi-natural flow regime

Globally, freshwater ecosystems are considered to be under severe threat from human pressure and climate change (Vörösmarty et al., 2010). Malmqvist and Rundle (2002) suggest that running water is the most impacted upon ecosystem on Earth due to being surrounded by dense human settlements and exploited for domestic and industrial water supply, irrigation, electricity generation and waste disposal. For example, the progressive over-exploitation of surface water resources for irrigation and urban uses in the Colorado River Basin has resulted most years in no runoff reaching the river's delta (Gleick, 2003). [...] Hereafter, natural and anthropogenic driving forces will be referred to as global and regional driving forces, respectively. The future effects of these forces up to the 2050s will be assessed in quantitative scenarios implemented in a hydrological model. It is believed that using this nomenclature (i.e. global and regional instead of natural and anthropogenic) better reflects considered environmental stressors, since global-scale driving forces will include not only climatic change but also changes in CO2, atmospheric carbon dioxide and plant physiological parameters, whereas regional-scale driving forces will include changes in land use, agriculture development and agricultural water management. Hence, the difference is that the first group of driving forces acts globally and independently on the study area, whereas the second group includes factors that are spec...
John Bradley Store Wars. The Worldwide Battle for Mindspace and Shelfspace, Online and In-store John Bradley Store Wars. The Worldwide Battle for Mindspace and Shelfspace, Online and In-store Новинка

John Bradley Store Wars. The Worldwide Battle for Mindspace and Shelfspace, Online and In-store

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The sequel to the highly successful Store Wars: the battle for mindspace and shelfspace published in 1995. The new edition will retain all the strengths of the old book including a comprehensive and complex approach to the consumer & retail market and the interaction between FMCG retailers and manufacturers. The book will be thoroughly revised and updated and will consist of 4 main parts: A section on leading FMCG companies and brands (such as Coke, P&G, Unilever, Nestle, L'Oreal etc.), their marketing and branding strategies in the western markets (USA, Western Europe: UK, France, Germany and others). A section on leading retailers (Wal-Mart, Tesco, Carrefour etc.), their developments and expansion over the last 10 years. A section describing the interaction between retailers and manufacturers, including competition for end-consumers, trade marketing. A section covering the Emerging Markets—the retail landscape in the major developing economies, results of the expansion of major FMCG brands and western retail chains, challenges related to distribution and FMCG marketing in those countries. The book will also discuss the impact of the Global Crisis on the consumer and retail markets as well as predictions and prospects for the future.
Heiko Balzter Earth Observation for Land and Emergency Monitoring Heiko Balzter Earth Observation for Land and Emergency Monitoring Новинка

Heiko Balzter Earth Observation for Land and Emergency Monitoring

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Earth Observation Science (EOS) is the study of the global Earth land-ocean-atmosphere system through observations. The principal tools for such studies are measurements from space since these provide the coverage of the planet that is necessary to capture the behaviour of the entire coupled system. In addition, surface observations, and measurements from aircraft, balloons and sounding rockets provide valuable contributors to what are now termed "integrated, global observing systems.” Coupled with models, the EOS measurement suites provide powerful tools for research into the factors controlling and changing the Earth system in which we live. The objectives of this book are to describe new methods and applications of satellite technology in the fields of land and emergency monitoring. It draws on new research outcomes from the European FP7 project GIONET (European Centre of Excellence in Earth Observation Research Training). GIONET combines industrial partners with universities and research institutes, and this book provides a perspective on Earth Observation applications that is motivated by the cross-fertilisation of both sectors. Hence, this book will find readers in both industry and academia. This book highlights a broad range of innovative uses of Earth Observation technology to support environmental management, decision making, crisis management and climate policies. It uses advanced concepts of multi-sensor image integration, multi-temporal analysis and synergies between data and models. This is a truly interdisciplinary subject that encompasses a range of applications in various fields which are discussed in detail throughout the text. If you are interested in remote sensing applications and looking for inspiration, this is the book for you.
Slaymaker Olav The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change Slaymaker Olav The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change Новинка

Slaymaker Olav The Cryosphere and Global Environmental Change

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This is the first textbook to consider all aspects of the cryosphere system in the context of global environmental change driven by human activity and climate. Considers all six aspects of the cryosphere – ice sheets, glacier ice, permafrost, river and lake ice, sea ice and snow – in the context of global environmental change driven by human activity and climate. Describes a new concept of cryosphere transience and landscape transition which links climate, hydrology, ecology and geomorphology. Looks at the evidence, process, and patterns of cryosphere change, on local and global scales. Provides a wealth of data to inform the current global environmental change debate. Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://bcs.wiley.com/he-bcs/Books?action=index&bcsId=5064&itemId=140512976X.
Christophe Lécuyer Water on Earth. Physicochemical and Biological Properties Christophe Lécuyer Water on Earth. Physicochemical and Biological Properties Новинка

Christophe Lécuyer Water on Earth. Physicochemical and Biological Properties

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The presence of water on Earth is discussed in this book using various theories about its origin as a basis. These theories include a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecules, combined with its abundance and distribution over the Earth’s surface, have contributed to regulating the global climate and favoring species’ evolution for more than 4 billion years. The early emergence of life in the deep ocean and its further diversification were closely linked to the global water cycle whose dynamics result from the energy balance between solar radiation and the internal heat flux of the Earth. Chapter 1 of this book deals with the extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecule while Chapter 2 provides insight on theories regarding the origin of water on Earth. In the third chapter, the author focuses on the chemical composition of the main water reservoirs of our planet. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss water’s relationship with plate tectonics and life, respectively. The sixth and final chapter uses stable isotope tracking to look into the water cycle and past climates. Contents 1. Water: A Molecule Endowed with Extraordinary Physicochemical Properties. 2. Theories about the Origin of Water on Earth. 3. The Main Water Reservoirs on Earth and their Chemical Composition. 4. Water and Plate Tectonics. 5. Water and Life. 6. Stable Isotope Tracking: Water Cycles and Climates of the Past. The presence of water on Earth is discussed on the basis of the various theories about its origin such as a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with its surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecule combined with its abundance and distribution over the Earth’s surface have contributed to regulating the global climate and favoring the evolution of species for more than 4 billion years. The early emergence of life in the deep ocean and its further diversification were closely linked to the global water cycle whose dynamics result from the energy balance between solar radiation and the internal heat flux of the Earth.
Adam Hatefi Earth. Legend of the End Adam Hatefi Earth. Legend of the End Новинка

Adam Hatefi Earth. Legend of the End

For one final battle against the worst of their foes united under the mother of demons, Lilith, the greatest gods and legends of mankind from all around the world - Greece, Scandinavia, Celt, Egypt, Iran, Mesopotamia and Albion - come together,under the leadership of a stranger, a human, a mortal, whose history may be their only salvation. Who is this stranger, and will his past be enough to save the universe? The world has never been in such turmoil, there has never been a battle so great, and the stakes have never been as high.
Naia Jones Living with Earth Naia Jones Living with Earth Новинка

Naia Jones Living with Earth

Climate change, an energy crisis and water scarcity are among the top environmental concerns facing modern society today. Grounded in scientific principles complete with graphic illustrations, Living with Earth, offers insights and a provocative new way of thinking for addressing our current global challenges. Naia Jones outlines the three best management practices found in Nature including designing with the operating system of the universe--the law of conservation and using creative, collaborative spaces similar to Wikipedia articles for arriving at environmental solutions otherwise not possible. Living with Earth is a must read for all designers and decision makers interested in living smarter with respect to Earth.
Leslie Styles The History of the Aeithar - The Internal Wars - Part One Leslie Styles The History of the Aeithar - The Internal Wars - Part One Новинка

Leslie Styles The History of the Aeithar - The Internal Wars - Part One

The Aeithar are at war. Always at war. From the very beginnings of their race to the very end, they have fought, amongst themselves and against others. Their wars have shaped the race, moulded it, and driven their development. Some wars, however, and some advances, were more important than others. Life in Aeithan had been good. The Aeithar had been few, and the resources plentiful. Now, however, the ratio has swung the other way. What began as minor skirmishes over food or wood soon escalates into battles, and before long the spectre of full-blown warfare looms. And when a childhood game turns out to hold the key to untold power, the battle for minds becomes as important as that for land. The Internal Wars is the first book of the epic History of the Aeithar series, which charts the rise and fall of the Aeithar race, from their beginnings as an Iron Age civilisation to their end in the far future. This book covers the earliest period, the beginnings of warfare, and the discovery of Magic.
Vikash Babu Biofuels Production Vikash Babu Biofuels Production Новинка

Vikash Babu Biofuels Production

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The search for alternative sources of energy to offset diminishing resources of easy and cost-effective fossil fuels has become a global initiative, and fuel generated from biomass is a leading competitor in this arena. Large-scale introduction of biofuels into the energy mix could contribute to environmentally and economicaly sustainable development on a global scale. The processes and methodologies presented in this volume will offer a cutting-edge and comprehensive approach to the production of biofuels, for engineers, researchers, and students.
Klemas Victor V. Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change Klemas Victor V. Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change Новинка

Klemas Victor V. Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change

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Remote Sensing plays a key role in monitoring the various manifestations of global climate change. It is used routinely in the assessment and mapping of biodiversity over large areas, in the monitoring of changes to the physical environment, in assessing threats to various components of natural systems, and in the identification of priority areas for conservation. This book presents the fundamentals of remote sensing technology, but rather than containing lengthy explanations of sensor specifications and operation, it concentrates instead on the application of the technology to key environmental systems. Each system forms the basis of a separate chapter, and each is illustrated by real world case studies and examples. Readership The book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in earth science, environmental science, or physical geography taking a course in environmental remote sensing. It will also be an invaluable reference for environmental scientists and managers who require an overview of the use of remote sensing in monitoring and mapping environmental change at regional and global scales. Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/purkis/remote.
Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life Новинка

Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life

The setting is an English village that stands on the site of a historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life. Battle is the...
Malcolm L. Hunter Saving the Earth as a Career. Advice on Becoming a Conservation Professional Malcolm L. Hunter Saving the Earth as a Career. Advice on Becoming a Conservation Professional Новинка

Malcolm L. Hunter Saving the Earth as a Career. Advice on Becoming a Conservation Professional

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Written in an informal and engaging style, Saving the Earth as a Career is an ideal resource for students and professionals pursuing a career in conservation. The book explores the major skills needed to become an effective conservation professional by offering useful advice on a range of topics. Chapters include: Is this the right career for you? Designing a program of study Designing and executing a project Attending conferences and making presentations Writing papers Finding a job Making a difference Saving the Earth as a Career 2e is a friendly, accessible guide with a global perspective for anyone interested in becoming a conservation or environmental professional, and teachers will find this an invaluable resource for university students at all levels.
Jason Dearn Union Space. In the Beginning Jason Dearn Union Space. In the Beginning Новинка

Jason Dearn Union Space. In the Beginning

As the Earth's resources became consumed, the Governments planned to reach out into space. These Exodus Missions remained the last, single hope for Humanity. As the Mission's each established and flourished, a new order came into being, a Union of the Exodused, a Union of Space. Union Space.
Seitz John L. Global Issues. An Introduction Seitz John L. Global Issues. An Introduction Новинка

Seitz John L. Global Issues. An Introduction

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Extensively revised and updated, the new Fourth Edition of Global Issues: An Introduction offers a unique approach to the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest global developments Examines the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life The only book of its kind to use the concept of development to illustrate how different global issues are interrelated Includes a new section on nuclear energy Chapter boxes examine ways that individuals can have a positive impact on the issues examined within the text Key features include a glossary of terms; guides to further reading, media, and Internet resources; and suggestions for discussing and studying the material
Frans C. Verhagen The Tierra Solution. Resolving Climate Change Through Monetary Transformation Frans C. Verhagen The Tierra Solution. Resolving Climate Change Through Monetary Transformation Новинка

Frans C. Verhagen The Tierra Solution. Resolving Climate Change Through Monetary Transformation

"A visionary and immensely practical approach to reforming today's bubble finance and taming its global casino. Verhagen [...] illuminates the win-win solutions possible when we combine monetary transformation with low-carbon, renewable resource strategies and equitable approaches to sustainable development."-Hazel Henderson, President of Ethical Markets Media, author and creator of The Green Transition Scoreboard ®As climate change continues to threaten the earth and as the global financial crisis lingers, governments and communities need to take charge of their own and global monetary systems. Sustainability sociologist Frans Verhagen proposes a solution-the Tierra Solution-to repair the present global monetary, financial, and economic systems that enrich the few, impoverish the many, and imperil the planet. Verhagen calls for transformational changes in order to advance climate-resilient economic development. The Tierra Solution proposes:- A credit-based financial system governed by a Global Central Bank,- A banking system without the privilege of money creation, and most importantly, - A carbon standard for the international monetary system with the Tierra as the unit of account.The Tierra Solution is an in-depth and thought-provoking read that shows an innovative path for global citizens who want to combat climate change, the economic crisis and poverty, and for public officials, economists, international development experts, and climate scientists who want t...
Wayne Martindale Global Food Security and Supply Wayne Martindale Global Food Security and Supply Новинка

Wayne Martindale Global Food Security and Supply

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With the global population projected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050, the need for nations to secure food supplies for their populations has never been more pressing. Finding better supply chain solutions is an essential part of achieving a secure and sustainable diet for a rapidly increasing population. We are now in a position, through methods including life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon footprinting and other tools, to accurately measure and assess our use – or misuse – of natural resources, including food. The impact of new technologies and management systems can therefore improve efficiencies and find new ways to reduce waste. Global Food Security and Supply provides robust, succinct information for people who want to understand how the global food system works. The book demonstrates the specific tools available for understanding how food supply works, addresses the challenges facing a secure and safe global food supply, and helps readers to appreciate how these challenges might be overcome. This book is a concise and accessible text that focuses on recent data and findings from a range of international collaborations and studies. The author provides both a snapshot of global food supply and security today, and a projection of where these issues may lead us in the future. This book will therefore be of particular interest to food policy leaders, commercial managers in the food industry, and researchers and students seeking a better understanding of a rapidly evolving topic.
Beatrice John, Guido Caniglia The Glocal Curriculum Beatrice John, Guido Caniglia The Glocal Curriculum Новинка

Beatrice John, Guido Caniglia The Glocal Curriculum

In the 21st century, higher education faces a number of challenges: We need to prepare students for the complexities of a highly interconnected world so that they can act as responsible citizens within a global society as change agents. Transnational collaboration projects offer unique opportunities for their education. They prepare students to work towards social change across cultural and geographical boundaries and to move beyond the distinction between global and local. Merging global and local means merging local learning, engagement, and impact with global communication, collaboration, and knowledge production.The mix of global and local- glocal- characterizes our approach to transnational collaboration and our teaching and learning model. We introduce a glocal curriculum that aims to foster education in fields as diverse as higher education for sustainable development, e.g. global health, the humanities, philosophy. The glocal curriculum is based on experiences from the "Global Classroom: Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century", a teaching and research project of Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany) and Arizona State University (USA). In this Handbook we present resources and reflections that we developed to support the education of change agents who are willing to critically and creatively contribute to sustainability transformations. The book covers three different stages, from (i) envisioning the glocal curriculum and its design to (ii) implementing an...
Adoption and impact of OER in the Global South Adoption and impact of OER in the Global South Новинка

Adoption and impact of OER in the Global South

Education in the Global South faces several key interrelated challenges, for which Open Educational Resources (OER) are seen to be part of the solution. These challenges include: unequal access to education; variable quality of educational resources, teaching, and student performance; and increasing cost and concern about the sustainability of education. The Research on Open Educational Resources for Development (ROER4D) project seeks to build on and contribute to the body of research on how OER can help to improve access, enhance quality and reduce the cost of education in the Global South. This volume examines aspects of educator and student adoption of OER and engagement in Open Educational Practices (OEP) in secondary and tertiary education as well as teacher professional development in 21 countries in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia. The ROER4D studies and syntheses presented here aim to help inform Open Education advocacy, policy, practice and research in developing countries.
Vandamme Erick J. Biofuels Vandamme Erick J. Biofuels Новинка

Vandamme Erick J. Biofuels

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This book gives a broad overview of the key topics in this field of study, approaching them from a technical and economic angle giving the reader a comprehensive insight into biofuels as a whole. Dealing specifically with liquid and gaseous biofuels that can be produced from renewable resources this text also gives a summary of the past, present and future production technologies and applications of biofuels. This book is particularly relevant as it highlights the extensive debate of the on-going global needs to find alternative fuels, making it not only a necessary text for working professionals and researchers in the field, but for anyone with an interest in sustaining the earth.
Harald Welzer Climate Wars. What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century Harald Welzer Climate Wars. What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century Новинка

Harald Welzer Climate Wars. What People Will Be Killed For in the 21st Century

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Struggles over drinking water, new outbreaks of mass violence, ethnic cleansing, civil wars in the earth's poorest countries, endless flows of refugees: these are the new conflicts and forces shaping the world of the 21st century. They no longer hinge on ideological rivalries between great powers but rather on issues of class, religion and resources. The genocides of the last century have taught us how quickly social problems can spill over into radical and deadly solutions. Rich countries are already developing strategies to garner resources and keep 'climate refugees' at bay. In this major book Harald Welzer shows how climate change and violence go hand in hand. Climate change has far-reaching consequences for the living conditions of peoples around the world: inhabitable spaces shrink, scarce resources become scarcer, injustices grow deeper, not only between North and South but also between generations, storing up material for new social tensions and giving rise to violent conflicts, civil wars and massive refugee flows. Climate change poses major new challenges in terms of security, responsibility and justice, but as Welzer makes disturbingly clear, very little is being done to confront them. The paperback edition includes a new Preface that brings the book up to date and addresses the most recent developments and trends.
Mona Pearl Grow Globally. Opportunities for Your Middle-Market Company Around the World Mona Pearl Grow Globally. Opportunities for Your Middle-Market Company Around the World Новинка

Mona Pearl Grow Globally. Opportunities for Your Middle-Market Company Around the World

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Discover proven strategies and solutions for successful participation in the global market With less than fifty percent of middle market US companies succeeding at going global, corporate executives need to know how to build effective global execution platforms that will allow their organizations to thrive in a global economy. Filled with case studies and indispensable checklists, Grow Globally guides executives in crafting an actionable global strategy that will not only stand the test of change—but that will also be on target, on budget, and on time. Reveals how to anticipate change in global decision-making and execution Explores how to identify trends and respond to differences between internal corporate culture and the target culture Includes case studies, checklists, process visuals and resources, plus a website that hosts online tools and materials As the world becomes more dependent on technology and trade borders gradually disappear, your company needs to acquire the tools and skills necessary to compete in the global market. Grow Globally presents the skills needed to build a global execution platform that will keep your organization relevant and competitive in the international landscape.
Daynes Katie, Allen Peter See Inside Planet Earth Daynes Katie, Allen Peter See Inside Planet Earth Новинка

Daynes Katie, Allen Peter See Inside Planet Earth

A brilliant flap book that delves deep into the mysteries of the geography of the Earth. Each page is covered with flaps that reveal and explain the Earth's structure, climate and environments, from desert to arctic tundra. Includes pages revealing the problems of climate change and ways to reduce global warming. With over 80 sturdy flaps, and internet links to websites to find out more. Printed on paper made from trees from sustainable forests, and 20p from every copy sold will be donated to Friends of the Earth.
Scalzi J. The Collapsing Empire Scalzi J. The Collapsing Empire Новинка

Scalzi J. The Collapsing Empire

In the far future, humanity has left Earth to create a glorious empire. Now this interstellar network of worlds faces disaster - but can three individuals save their people?The empire''s outposts are utterly dependent on each other for resources, a safeguard against war, and a way its rulers can exert control. This relies on extra-dimensional pathways between the stars, connecting worlds. But 'The Flow' is changing course, which could plunge every colony into fatal isolation.A scientist will risk his life to inform the empire's ruler. A scion of a Merchant House stumbles upon conspirators seeking power. And the new Empress of the Interdependency must battle lies, rebellion and treason. Yet as they work to save a civilization on the brink of collapse, others have very different plans .
Carsten Heuring Exact solution methods of project scheduling problems Carsten Heuring Exact solution methods of project scheduling problems Новинка

Carsten Heuring Exact solution methods of project scheduling problems

Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject Business economics - Operations Research, grade: 1,9, (Lehrstuhl für ABWL, insb. Betriebswirtschaftliche Entscheidungsanalyse), course: Quantitative Methoden der Projektplanung, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The use of project management is continuously growing in industrial and public organizations providing an efficient instrument for mastering the challenges caused by steadily shortening product life cycles, decreasing profit margins, and global markets. One of the main tasks in project management is the scheduling of the project, that is, the temporal arrangement of activities. Resources are required to perform activities and are available with limited capacities. Therefore, within the project management the activities are to be scheduled subject to precendence and resource constraints. In practice, different types of resources may occur. Renewable resources (e.g. machines) are available at each point in time. Nonrenewable resources (e.g. money) are depleted by use. These resources only affect the scheduling of activities if activities can be carried out in alternative modes which differ, for example, in duration and amount of resources needed. To describe these scheduling problems we use mathematical models. The techniques to solve resource constrained project scheduling problems are descriebed with branch and bound methods.
Cambridge English for Human Resources: Student's Book (+ 2 CD) Cambridge English for Human Resources: Student's Book (+ 2 CD) Новинка

Cambridge English for Human Resources: Student's Book (+ 2 CD)

Cambridge English for Human Resources is the definitive course for learners who need to use English in a human resources environment. Cambridge English for Human Resources covers a wide range of topics of concern to Human Resources and Personnel Development, from the essentials of resourcing and outsourcing through to strategic HR. The ten standalone units allow learners to focus on the areas most important to them. As well as teaching the specialist vocabulary and theory of HR, the course develops job-specific skills such as coaching, appraisal systems and managing conflict. The complete listening material is included in the Audio CD. The course requires no specialist Human Resources knowledge on the part of the teacher as free teacher's notes are available online.
Mo Elnadi Global Strategic Management - Outsourcing in Domestic Electronics Industry Mo Elnadi Global Strategic Management - Outsourcing in Domestic Electronics Industry Новинка

Mo Elnadi Global Strategic Management - Outsourcing in Domestic Electronics Industry

Examination Thesis from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 78/100, The University of Surrey (Business School), course: MBA - Global Strategic Management - Microsoft global outsourcing strategy, language: English, abstract: In today's global market, competition has become a race to acquire skills and competencies as well as a battle for market position especially in the domestic electronics industry where companies increasingly compete on responsiveness and flexibility, placing a premium on first-mover advantages.(Bryce et al., 1998)According to Slack, strategic decisions and tactics aimed at maintaining profitability and growth are derived from a firm's capabilities, resources and processes. (Slack et al., 2009b).Improving those performance drivers leads to competitive advantages that are significant in winning and maintaining customers, while gaining more business to the firm. (Slack et al., 2009a).Porter believes that a firm can outperform its rivals if it can establish a difference that it can preserve. This could be through delivering greater value to its customers or creating value at a lower cost, or both. Such differentiation arises from the choice of strategic objectives and how activities are performed better than rivals across the value chain. (Porter, 1996a)Each company decides on which performance building blocks (Figure 1) they wish to excel at to deliver a unique mix of value, and how to con...
Anthony N. Penna The Human Footprint. A Global Environmental History Anthony N. Penna The Human Footprint. A Global Environmental History Новинка

Anthony N. Penna The Human Footprint. A Global Environmental History

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The Human Footprint: A Global Environmental History, Second Edition, presents a multidisciplinary global history of Earth from its origins to the present day. Provides a comprehensive, global, multidisciplinary history of the planet from its earliest origins to the present era Draws on the most recent research in geology, climatology, evolutionary biology, archaeology, anthropology, history, demography and the social and physical sciences Features the latest research findings on planetary history, human evolution, the green agricultural revolution, climate change, global warming and the nature of world/human history interdependencies Offers in-depth analyses of topics relating to human evolution, agriculture, population growth, urbanization, manufacturing, consumption, industrialization, and fossil fuel dependency.
Christof Ebert Global Software and IT. A Guide to Distributed Development, Projects, and Outsourcing Christof Ebert Global Software and IT. A Guide to Distributed Development, Projects, and Outsourcing Новинка

Christof Ebert Global Software and IT. A Guide to Distributed Development, Projects, and Outsourcing

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Based on the author’s first-hand experience and expertise, this book offers a proven framework for global software engineering. Readers will learn best practices for managing a variety of software projects, coordinating the activities of several locations across the globe while accounting for cultural differences. Most importantly, readers will learn how to engineer a first-rate software product as efficiently as possible by fully leveraging global personnel and resources. Global Software and IT takes a unique approach that works for projects of any size, examining such critical topics as: Executing a seamless project across multiple locations Mitigating the risks of off-shoring Developing and implementing processes for global development Establishing practical outsourcing guidelines Fostering effective collaboration and communication across continents and culture This book provides a balanced framework for planning global development, covering topics such as managing people in distributed sites and managing a project across locations. It delivers a comprehensive business model that is beneficial to anyone looking for the most cost-effective, efficient way to engineer good software products.
Vicki Preibisch Critical analysis of the development of institutions which are related and/or are crucial for the implementation of biodiversity treaties Vicki Preibisch Critical analysis of the development of institutions which are related and/or are crucial for the implementation of biodiversity treaties Новинка

Vicki Preibisch Critical analysis of the development of institutions which are related and/or are crucial for the implementation of biodiversity treaties

Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Environmental Policy, grade: 1,3, University of Kassel, 38 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Environmental awareness is as great as ever before thanks to enhanced global cooperation of global actors. One of these actors are global institutions such as UNEP and the GEF which have been criticised for either not being effective, too bureaucratic or only representing Northern policies. Main focus of this research paper lies on biodiversity and its related treaties such as the Convention on Biodiversity and the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Further, this paper looks into the development of Global Institutions over the last century. The paper concludes that global institutions are crucial and important for global politics despite some unresolved challenges, such as on benefit sharing from genetic resources.
C. P. Kumar Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources C. P. Kumar Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources Новинка

C. P. Kumar Impact of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources

Academic Paper from the year 2014 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Meteorology, Aeronomy, Climatology, , language: English, abstract: Climate change poses uncertainties to the supply and management of water resources. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that the global mean surface temperature has increased 0.6 ± 0.2 oC since 1861, and predicts an increase of 2 to 4 oC over the next 100 years. Temperature increases also affect the hydrologic cycle by directly increasing evaporation of available surface water and vegetation transpiration. Consequently, these changes can influence precipitation amounts, timings and intensity rates, and indirectly impact the flux and storage of water in surface and subsurface reservoirs (i.e., lakes, soil moisture, groundwater). In addition, there may be other associated impacts, such as sea water intrusion, water quality deterioration, potable water shortage, etc. While climate change affects surface water resources directly through changes in the major long-term climate variables such as air temperature, precipitation, and evapotranspiration, the relationship between the changing climate variables and groundwater is more complicated and poorly understood. The greater variability in rainfall could mean more frequent and prolonged periods of high or low groundwater levels, and saline intrusion in coastal aquifers due to sea level rise and resource reduction. Groundwater resources are related to climate change...
Neil Paul Cummins The Philosophy of Global Warming Neil Paul Cummins The Philosophy of Global Warming Новинка

Neil Paul Cummins The Philosophy of Global Warming

This is my most comprehensive and definitive work. In it you will learn:What the philosophy of global warming is and why it is of great importance. Why the decision-making process concerning the appropriate human response to global warming requires a consideration of the evolutionary forces which propel the planet.Why cutting fossil fuel emissions is a futile exercise.What the human species is and how it relates to the non-human life-forms of the Earth. Why the human species has a special place in the universe and how this is related to global warming.What it means to say that your life has a purpose.Why the evolution of technology and the evolution of spirituality are deeply interconnected.Why there is an urgent need for the technological regulation of the temperature of the Earth's atmosphere.The book has 3 parts. Part 1 contains 12 chapters each of which contains a particular theme which is of relevance to the philosophy of global warming. Taken as a whole this part of the book can be thought of as providing a detailed overview of my philosophical worldview. Part 2 is a lengthy dialogue in which I respond to an Objector who poses 86 questions, queries and objections relating to my philosophical worldview. Part 3 contains 37 articles which expand on particular topics relating to the philosophy of global warming. I hope that by the end of the book you will have a clear understanding concerning your, and our, place in the universe and how this relates to global warming.
Alex Benedict To The Earth Alex Benedict To The Earth Новинка

Alex Benedict To The Earth

This is an English edition of the story, much talked of in Russia. Scandals, intrigues and politics in a fantastic wrap. Two intergalactic friends travel along the planets they used to know in the past. An action, grim humor and easily recognizable leaders of the global powers will make reader’s day. Recommended for all Milky Way planets. Prohibited everywhere else.
Jennifer Armintrout Veil Of Shadows Jennifer Armintrout Veil Of Shadows Новинка

Jennifer Armintrout Veil Of Shadows

With the immortal denizens of the subterranean Lightworld and Darkworld societies locked in battle, the heiress to the Faery throne is exiled to the Human realm above.Accompanied to the Upworld by her mother's trusted advisor, Cerridwen is bound for Eire—and the last Fae stronghold on Earth. But even this fabled colony is no true haven. In the absence of the true Fae monarch, the formidable Queene Danae established herself as ruler—and she does not wish to relinquish her power, especially over the devout Humans who live among the Fae as servants.Torn between her own beliefs and the ideals her mother died for, Cerridwen searches for clues to her destiny—is it on Earth among the Humans, or beyond an ethereal portal, in the immortals' ancestral home? Neither path can avert bloodshed—and the choice may not be hers to make.
Mary Kaldor New and Old Wars. Organised Violence in a Global Era Mary Kaldor New and Old Wars. Organised Violence in a Global Era Новинка

Mary Kaldor New and Old Wars. Organised Violence in a Global Era

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Mary Kaldor's New and Old Wars has fundamentally changed the way both scholars and policy-makers understand contemporary war and conflict. In the context of globalization, this path-breaking book has shown that what we think of as war – that is to say, war between states in which the aim is to inflict maximum violence – is becoming an anachronism. In its place is a new type of organized violence or 'new wars', which could be described as a mixture of war, organized crime and massive violations of human rights. The actors are both global and local, public and private. The wars are fought for particularistic political goals using tactics of terror and destabilization that are theoretically outlawed by the rules of modern warfare. Kaldor's analysis offers a basis for a cosmopolitan political response to these wars, in which the monopoly of legitimate organized violence is reconstructed on a transnational basis and international peacekeeping is reconceptualized as cosmopolitan law enforcement. This approach also has implications for the reconstruction of civil society, political institutions, and economic and social relations. This third edition has been fully revised and updated. Kaldor has added an afterword answering the critics of the New Wars argument and, in a new chapter, Kaldor shows how old war thinking in Afghanistan and Iraq greatly exacerbated what turned out to be, in many ways, archetypal new wars – characterised by identity politics, a criminalised war economy and civilians as the main victims. Like its predecessors, the third edition of New and Old Wars will be essential reading for students of international relations, politics and conflict studies as well as to all those interested in the changing nature and prospect of warfare.
Robert Southey The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson Robert Southey The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson Новинка

Robert Southey The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

Robert Southney (1774-1843) has written an extensive biography of Lord Nelson, one of England's most famous navy heroes. Nelson was instrumental in the Napoleonic Wars especially the Battle of Trafalgar. Nelson was a great commander able to inspire and bring out the best in his men. After being wounded in the Battle of Trafalgar, his last words were "Thank God I have done my duty." This is a good reference work for anyone interested in British naval history.
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Card O.S. Enders Game

Ender Wiggin is Battle School's latest recruit. His teachers reckon he could become a great leader. And they need one. A vast alien force is headed for Earth, its mission: the annihilation of all human life. Ender could be our only hope. But first he must survive the most brutal military training program in the galaxy...
Dickens Charles Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life Dickens Charles Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life Новинка

Dickens Charles Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life

The setting is an English village that stands on the site of a historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life. Battle is the only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements.
Dickens C. Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life = Рождественские истории. Битва жизни: на англ.яз. Dickens C. Dickens C. Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life = Рождественские истории. Битва жизни: на англ.яз. Dickens C. Новинка

Dickens C. Christmas Stories. The Battle of Life = Рождественские истории. Битва жизни: на англ.яз. Dickens C.

The setting is an English village that stands on the site of a historic battle. Some characters refer to the battle as a metaphor for the struggles of life. Battle is the only one of the five Christmas Books that has no supernatural or explicitly religious elements.
Carina Schlesing China.s Rising Oil Consumption and its Impact on the Global Oilmarket Carina Schlesing China.s Rising Oil Consumption and its Impact on the Global Oilmarket Новинка

Carina Schlesing China.s Rising Oil Consumption and its Impact on the Global Oilmarket

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Geography / Earth Science - Geology, Mineralogy, Soil Science, grade: 1,3, RWTH Aachen University, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction1.1 Way of Posing a ProblemToday's global economy depends on nearly one single resource: oil! Oil is the main driving force of the global economy.The global hunger for raw materials is increasing particularly in fast growing economies such as China, India or even Brazil. Globalization, the growth of population and the ever-advancing technologies are the main reasons for this growth in demand. Experts estimate that for example, China's demand for energy will triple by 2020. Commodities, especially oil, are scarce goods on the world markets. This becomes apparent, above all, by soaring commodity prices. In the next few years the pace of growth in China's demand for oil could be a key factor contributing to further increases in the prices for crude oil and refined petroleum products. Those price increases could affect the demand for petroleum and influence the investment decisions of refiners worldwide.Oil is a finite resource. The following paper deals with the question of the effects and impact on the global oil market associated with the rising demand for raw materials and economic growth in China.1.2 Research Objective and Thesis organisationThe aim of this bachelor thesis is to clarify the effects of to the growing demand for oil on the global market. China, a country that...

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The presence of water on Earth is discussed in this book using various theories about its origin as a basis. These theories include a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecules, combined with its abundance and distribution over the Earth’s surface, have contributed to regulating the global climate and favoring species’ evolution for more than 4 billion years. The early emergence of life in the deep ocean and its further diversification were closely linked to the global water cycle whose dynamics result from the energy balance between solar radiation and the internal heat flux of the Earth. Chapter 1 of this book deals with the extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecule while Chapter 2 provides insight on theories regarding the origin of water on Earth. In the third chapter, the author focuses on the chemical composition of the main water reservoirs of our planet. Chapters 4 and 5 discuss water’s relationship with plate tectonics and life, respectively. The sixth and final chapter uses stable isotope tracking to look into the water cycle and past climates. Contents 1. Water: A Molecule Endowed with Extraordinary Physicochemical Properties. 2. Theories about the Origin of Water on Earth. 3. The Main Water Reservoirs on Earth and their Chemical Composition. 4. Water and Plate Tectonics. 5. Water and Life. 6. Stable Isotope Tracking: Water Cycles and Climates of the Past. The presence of water on Earth is discussed on the basis of the various theories about its origin such as a massive degassing of the primitive parent bodies that built our planet as well as a late addition from comets that collided with its surface. The extraordinary physico-chemical properties of the water molecule combined with its abundance and distribution over the Earth’s surface have contributed to regulating the global climate and favoring the evolution of species for more than 4 billion years. The early emergence of life in the deep ocean and its further diversification were closely linked to the global water cycle whose dynamics result from the energy balance between solar radiation and the internal heat flux of the Earth.
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