HULAFROGPORTAL.COM Books

Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of by Joel A. Tarr

By Joel A. Tarr

Every urban has an environmental tale, possibly none so dramatic as Pittsburgh's. based in a river valley blessed with huge, immense resources-three powerful waterways, ample forests, wealthy seams of coal-the urban skilled a century of exploitation and industrialization that degraded and obscured the ordinary surroundings to a awful measure. Pittsburgh got here to be referred to as “the Smoky City,” or, as James Parton famously declared in 1866, “hell with the lid taken off.”

Then got here the storied Renaissance within the years following international struggle II, while the city's private and non-private elites, abetted through technological advances, got here jointly to enhance the air and renew the outfitted setting. both dramatic was once the sweeping deindustrialization of Pittsburgh within the Eighties, whilst the cave in of the metal introduced down the smokestacks, leaving sizeable tracks of brownfields and riverfront. this day Pittsburgh faces unheard of possibilities to opposite the environmental degradation of its history.

In Devastation and Renewal, students of the city setting publish questions that either complicate and increase this tale. operating from deep archival study, they ask not just what occurred to Pittsburgh's surroundings, yet why. What forces-economic, political, and cultural-were at paintings? In exploring the irritating background of toxins in Pittsburgh, they think about not just the sooty skies, but in addition the poisoned rivers and creeks, the mined hills, and scarred land. Who profited and who paid for such “progress”? How did the surroundings Pittsburghers stay in become, and the way it may be controlled for the future?

In a provocative concluding essay, Samuel P. Hays explores Pittsburgh's “environmental culture,” the attitudes and associations that interpret a city's tale and paintings to create switch. evaluating Pittsburgh to different towns and areas, he exposes exaggerations of Pittsburgh's environmental fulfillment and demanding situations the neighborhood to make actual growth for the future.

A landmark contribution to the rising box of city environmental heritage, Devastation and Renewal might be vital to all scholars of towns, of cultures, and of the common world.

Show description

Read more Devastation and Renewal: An Environmental History of by Joel A. Tarr

Dryland Climatology by Sharon E. Nicholson

By Sharon E. Nicholson

A accomplished evaluation of dryland climates and their courting to the actual surroundings, hydrology, and population. Chapters are divided into 5 significant sections on historical past meteorology and climatology; the character of dryland climates with regards to precipitation and hydrology; the climatology and weather dynamics of the most important dryland areas on each one continent; and existence and alter within the world's drylands. It comprises key issues comparable to crops, geomorphology, desertification, micro-habitats, and edition to dryland environments. This interdisciplinary quantity presents an intensive overview of the first literature (covering approximately 2000 references) and the normal and satellite tv for pc datasets that shape key examine instruments for dryland climatology. Illustrated with over three hundred writer images, it offers a different view of dryland climates for a wide spectrum of researchers, environmental execs and complicated scholars in climatology, meteorology, geography, atmosphere technology, earth approach technological know-how, ecology, hydrology and geomorphology.

Show description

Read more Dryland Climatology by Sharon E. Nicholson

Hurricane Monitoring With Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture by Xiaofeng Li

By Xiaofeng Li

This e-book discusses intimately the technological know-how and morphology of strong storm detection structures. It commonly addresses new methods to tracking risks utilizing freely on hand pictures from the eu area Agency’s (ESA’s) Sentinel-1 SAR satellite tv for pc and benchmarks a brand new interdisciplinary box on the interface among oceanography, meteorology and distant sensing. Following the release of the 1st eu house organization (ESA) operational artificial aperture radar satellite tv for pc, Sentinel-1, in 2014, man made aperture radar (SAR) information has been freely to be had on the net hub in real-time. This improve permits climate forecasters to view hurricanes in superb element for the 1st time. accordingly, the variety of artificial aperture radar learn scientists operating during this box is determined to develop exponentially within the subsequent decade; the e-book is a priceless source for this massive and budding audience.

Show description

Read more Hurricane Monitoring With Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture by Xiaofeng Li

Erfolgsfaktor Potenzialanalyse: Aktuelles Praxiswissen zu by Uta Rohrschneider,Sarah Friedrichs,Michael Lorenz

By Uta Rohrschneider,Sarah Friedrichs,Michael Lorenz

Um Leistungsträger zu identifizieren und zu entwickeln, vermitteln die Autoren aus über zwanzigjähriger Praxis in der Beratung und Begleitung von Unternehmen zur Potenzial- und Kompetenzermittlung eine Vielzahl von Herangehensweisen und Instrumenten. Der Leser erhält die entscheidenden Kompetenzen, um sowohl klassische als auch leading edge Verfahren effizient im eigenen Unternehmen zu etablieren.

Show description

Read more Erfolgsfaktor Potenzialanalyse: Aktuelles Praxiswissen zu by Uta Rohrschneider,Sarah Friedrichs,Michael Lorenz

La peau de l'Olivier (French Edition) by Jean-michel NERI

By Jean-michel NERI

Roman : « l. a. PEAU DE L’OLIVIER » de Jean Michel NERI

« On dit que j’ai plus de mille ans, et j’aimerais faire half de ce que j’ai vécu au cours des âges.

Je ne suis pas un vieux sage, seulement un témoin. J’ai été jeune, exalté, parfois torturé, puis plus posé et fataliste mais jamais désabusé. Je reste curieux et gourmet comme une jeune pousse. Les hommes, je les côtoie depuis toujours. Puisse mon récit en interpeler quelques-uns… »

C’est un arbre qui s’exprime en ces mots, un Olivier millénaire auquel Jean-Michel NERI prête sa plume dans son most desirable roman « los angeles Peau de l’Olivier ».

A l. a. fois conte philosophique et parcours initiatique, « l. a. Peau de l’olivier » est un roman-fiction inspiré et brilliant… un de ces livres qu’on ouvre avec curiosité et qu’on se surprend à ne plus lâcher… L’arbre–ancêtre nous prend tranquillement par les sentiments en nous relatant ses souvenirs, ses émotions, ses blessures…Jusqu’à los angeles rencontre avec un homme, l’élagueur Cosimu, et le début d’un discussion presque amoureux entre l’homme et le végétal. Un texte qui au-delà des valeurs écologiques nous amène à porter un regard différent sur notre patrimoine arboré.

Après un most desirable tirage (juillet 2012) vite épuisé, « l. a. peau de L’olivier » de Jean-Michel NERI est à nouveau disponible. l. a. nouvelle édition est accompagnée de sa model ebook (Kindle).

L’auteur

Jean-Michel NERI est tailleur-élagueur depuis plus de 20 ans. Passionné par les oliviers séculaires (et parfois millénaires) dont regorge sa Corse natale, il est devenu un acteur incontournable dès qu’il s’agit d’aborder l. a. « rénovation[1] » de ces « sujets remarquables ».

Ces arbres-menhirs, Jean-Michel NERI en parle avec admire et amour. Il considère son métier non pas comme celui d’un bûcheron, mais comme un tailleur-soigneur qui par son motion va accompagner le développement et l’épanouissement du végétal.

Son services enfin l’a amené à collaborer pendant plusieurs années avec les Chambres d’Agriculture de Corse (Etablissement d'un cahier des fees de los angeles rénovation de l'oliveraie multi-centenaire : définition de protocoles de taille, creation de mémos et files pédagogiques, animation de classes de formations, démonstrations...).

[1] los angeles rénovation consiste à remettre en construction et à restructurer de très vieux arbres oubliés ou abimés (par l’homme, le feu, etc.) et de les ramener «raisonnablement» à des dimensions plus humaines (entretien - récolte…) quand ces sujets se sont démesurément développés durant l’abandon. los angeles rénovation doit se faire dans l’intérêt des hommes, mais aussi dans le recognize de l’arbre et de ce qu’il peut raisonnablement subir (une taille over the top pouvant être considérée du element de vue purement végétal - comme une agression supplémentaire).

Show description

Read more La peau de l'Olivier (French Edition) by Jean-michel NERI

Our Common Lands: Defending The National Parks by David J. Simon,Joseph L. Sax

By David J. Simon,Joseph L. Sax

This obtainable e-book explains the complexities of key environmental legislation and the way they are often used to guard our nationwide parks. It comprises discussions of profitable and unsuccessful makes an attempt to exploit the legislation and the way the courts have interpreted them.

Show description

Read more Our Common Lands: Defending The National Parks by David J. Simon,Joseph L. Sax

Where Elk Roam: Conservation and Biopolitics of Our National by Bruce L. Smith PhD

By Bruce L. Smith PhD

As one of many world's biggest and such a lot social deer species, elk are of mammoth curiosity to flora and fauna enthusiasts.  Their 500-800-pound tawny our bodies, sweeping antlers, and interesting behaviors draw hundreds of thousands to hunt them in nationwide parks and different public lands.  So valued are elk for viewing, activity, and desk fare, that during the last twenty-five years elk have been transplanted from the West to 5 jap states and Ontario, Canada.  those reintroductions helped fix a valuable animal that as lately as centuries in the past roamed from Atlantic to Pacific coasts and Alaska to Mexico.
 
Where Elk Roam provides an inside of examine the sector stories and conservation paintings of a federal flora and fauna scientist who for twenty-two years served because the nationwide Elk Refuge's natural world biologist, coordinating iciness feeding of 8,000 elk and monitoring their births, deaths, and annual migrations through the larger Yellowstone environment. It brings to existence the fun and rewards of operating with elk and different brilliant species--including wolves, bears, and mountain lions--and it entertains and educates whereas additionally relocating readers towards lively participation in conservation.

Show description

Read more Where Elk Roam: Conservation and Biopolitics of Our National by Bruce L. Smith PhD

Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability by Eugenia Kalnay

By Eugenia Kalnay

This finished textual content and reference paintings on numerical climate prediction, first released in 2002, covers not just tools for numerical modeling, but in addition the $64000 comparable components of knowledge assimilation and predictability. It accommodates all points of environmental desktop modeling together with an historic evaluation of the topic, equations of movement and their approximations, a contemporary and transparent description of numerical tools, and the choice of preliminary stipulations utilizing climate observations (an vital technology often called facts assimilation). ultimately, this e-book offers a transparent dialogue of the issues of predictability and chaos in dynamical structures and the way they are often utilized to atmospheric and oceanic platforms. Professors and scholars in meteorology, atmospheric technological know-how, oceanography, hydrology and environmental technology will locate a lot to curiosity them during this publication, which could additionally shape the root of 1 or extra graduate-level courses.

Show description

Read more Atmospheric Modeling, Data Assimilation and Predictability by Eugenia Kalnay

The Philosophy of Metacognition: Mental Agency and by Joëlle Proust

By Joëlle Proust

Does metacognition, i.e. the skill to shape epistemic self-evaluations approximately one's present cognitive functionality, derive from a mindreading potential, or does it depend, at the very least partly, on sui generis informational tactics? within the Philosophy of Metacognition Joëlle Proust offers a strong safety of the second one place. Drawing on discussions of empirical facts from comparative, developmental, and experimental psychology, in addition to from
neuroscience, and on conceptual analyses, she purports to teach that, by contrast with analytic metacognition, procedural metacognition doesn't have to contain metarepresentations. Procedural metacognition appears to be like to be had to a few non-humans (some primates and rodents). Proust extra claims that metacognition is
essentially regarding psychological employer, i.e. cognitive keep an eye on and tracking. 'Self-probing' is reminiscent of a self-addressed query in regards to the feasibility of a psychological motion ('Am I capable of take note this word?'). 'Post-evaluating' is a manner of asking oneself no matter if a given psychological motion has been effectively accomplished ('Is this observe the single i used to be having a look for?'). Neither query desire be articulated conceptually for a sense of understanding or of being correct to be generated, or to force epistemic
control. a number of matters raised via the distinction of a procedural, experience-based metacognition, with an analytic, concept-based metacognition are explored, corresponding to even if every one is expressed in a unique representational structure, their sensitivity to varied epistemic norms, and the lifestyles of a
variety of sorts of epistemic acceptance.

Show description

Read more The Philosophy of Metacognition: Mental Agency and by Joëlle Proust