Bibliographic Guide to Maps and Atlases

Bibliographic Guide to Maps and Atlases
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : UOM:39015041759575

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The Use of Historical Data in Natural Hazard Assessments

The Use of Historical Data in Natural Hazard Assessments
  • Author : Thomas Glade,Paola Albini,Félix Francés
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 2013-03-09
  • ISBN : 9789401734905

The Use of Historical Data in Natural Hazard Assessments Book Review:

Natural hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, floods, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and hurricanes cause environmental, economic as well as sociological problems worldwide. In recent years, greater availability of information and sensational media reports of natural hazard occurrence -and in particular in terms of property damage or loss oflife caused by these hazards -resulted in an increase of hazard awareness at a societal level. This increase in public awareness has often been misconstrued as an indication that natural hazards have been occurring more frequently with higher magnitudes in recent years/decades, thus causing more damage than in the past. It is still under debate, however, to which extent recent increases in damage can be related to changing frequencies of natural processes, or whether catastrophic events occur at similar rates as they always had. If the latter is the case, the reason for a greater damage can be related to dramatic population growth over the last century, with a substantial augmentation of population density in some regions. Indeed, the implications are more server in underdeveloped and developing countries, where urbanisation has increasingly occurred in hazard prone areas such as coastal zones, alluvial river plains and steep slopes, thus causing an increase in the exposure to natural hazards. Some groups of society in wealthy countries accept higher risks in order to live directly on top of a cliff or on a steep slope to enjoy panoramic views of the landscape.

Raising a Child with Autism

Raising a Child with Autism
  • Author : Shira Richman
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 9781853029103

Raising a Child with Autism Book Review:

Richman explains how parents can adapt ABA for use at home, providing guidance to increase play skills, improve communication and increase independence. The book also covers toilet-training, food selectivity, self-dressing and community outings, and includes an overview of the theory behind ABA as well as a list of resources for further reading.

European Geographic Information Infrastructures

European Geographic Information Infrastructures
  • Author : Peter A. Burrough
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 193
  • Relase : 1998-03-30
  • ISBN : 9780748407569

European Geographic Information Infrastructures Book Review:

Although it is generally accepted that there is a growing demand for multinational and pan European databases, there is little available on the problems encountered in different types of multinational geographic information applications, nor has there been much discussion of the broader legal and constitutional issues involved at the supranational level.; With this in mind the GISDATA programme of the European Science Foundation convene a meeting of experts to address these very issues. This book is a record of the conference.; "European geographic information infrastructures" contains chapters of two types. The first are case studies of a variety of applications involving geographic information through two or more countries. The second set of chapters examine the legal and constitutional issues which need to be considered at a European level.; Given the broad agreement on the nature of the issues which require considerations, the book is able to present complementary perspectives for a positive approach to a pan European geographic information programme.

In Search of the Lost

In Search of the Lost
  • Author : Emily Jane,Jeffrey Eugene Elliott
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2012-10-02
  • ISBN : 9781477256657

In Search of the Lost Book Review:

The poems in this work are a humble attempt to explore our human search for meaning and purpose.

Landslides and Engineered Slopes

Landslides and Engineered Slopes
  • Author : Erik Brian Eberhardt,Corey Froese,Keith Turner,S. Leroueil
  • Publisher : CRC PressI Llc
  • Pages : 2001
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0415621232

Landslides and Engineered Slopes Book Review:

Two-volume set, includes a free CD containing the full contents of the book. Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding comprises the Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Landslides and 2nd North American Symposium on Landslides (Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2-8 June 2012). Included are thirteen keynote and invited papers, the inaugural Heim Lecture, and over 260 technical papers organized under the following themes: • Landslides and Society - Processes and Impacts • Advances in Investigation & Classification • Understanding Landslide Mechanisms • Simulating and Managing Rock Fall • New Technologies for Investigative and Performance Monitoring • Slope Stability in Practice - Engineered Slopes and Forest Management • Advanced Stability Analyses and Landslide Modelling • Evaluation and Control of Landslides - Avoidance, Prevention, and • Protection Strategies This two-volume set is intended for landslide practitioners, researchers and decision makers, to serve as a comprehensive reference, summarizing the current state-of-the-art and state-of-practice in landslide investigation, analysis and risk management as viewed by experts from Canada, the U.S. and other countries worldwide in their efforts to better protect society through improved understanding.

Optimized Bayesian Dynamic Advising

Optimized Bayesian Dynamic Advising
  • Author : Miroslav Karny
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 536
  • Relase : 2006-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781846282546

Optimized Bayesian Dynamic Advising Book Review:

A state-of-the-art research monograph providing consistent treatment of supervisory control, by one of the world’s leading groups in the area of Bayesian identification, control, and decision making.

Central European Crossroads

Central European Crossroads
  • Author : Pieter van Duin
  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 1845453956

Central European Crossroads Book Review:

During the four decades of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia a vast literature on working-class movements has been produced but it has hardly any value for today's scholarship. This remarkable study reopens the field. Based on Czech, Slovak, German and other sources, it focuses on the history of the multi-ethnic social democratic labor movement in Slovakia's capital Bratislava during the period 1867-1921, and on the process of national revolution during the years 1918-19 in particular. The study places the historic change of the former Pressburg into the modern Bratislava in the broader context of the development of multinational pre-1918 Hungary, the evolution of social, ethnic, and political relations in multi-ethnic Pressburg (a 'tri-national' city of Germans, Magyars, and Slovaks), and the development of the multinational labor movement in Hungary and the Habsburg Empire as a whole.

Advances in Education Research

Advances in Education Research
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 148
  • Relase : 1999
  • ISBN : MINN:30000006044444

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Extreme Events

Extreme Events
  • Author : Mario Chavez,Michael Ghil,Jaime Urrutia-Fucugauchi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 438
  • Relase : 2015-11-23
  • ISBN : 9781119157045

Extreme Events Book Review:

The monograph covers the fundamentals and the consequences of extreme geophysical phenomena like asteroid impacts, climatic change, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, flooding, and space weather. This monograph also addresses their associated, local and worldwide socio-economic impacts. The understanding and modeling of these phenomena is critical to the development of timely worldwide strategies for the prediction of natural and anthropogenic extreme events, in order to mitigate their adverse consequences. This monograph is unique in as much as it is dedicated to recent theoretical, numerical and empirical developments that aim to improve: (i) the understanding, modeling and prediction of extreme events in the geosciences, and, (ii) the quantitative evaluation of their economic consequences. The emphasis is on coupled, integrative assessment of the physical phenomena and their socio-economic impacts. With its overarching theme, Extreme Events: Observations, Modeling and Economics will be relevant to and become an important tool for researchers and practitioners in the fields of hazard and risk analysis in general, as well as to those with a special interest in climate change, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, seismo-tectonics, hydrology, and space weather.

ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description

ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description
  • Author : Standing Committee of the IFLA Cataloguing Section
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 2011-06-30
  • ISBN : 9783110263800

ISBD: International Standard Bibliographic Description Book Review:

This is the new edition of the first consolidated ISBD that was published in 2007. The first years of usage have led to interesting and useful corrections and additions. Many cataloguers and practitioners worldwide will welcome this updated first class tool, which is useful and applicable for descriptions of bibliographic resources in any type of catalogue.

Poems We Love

Poems We Love
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 1907
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433074844956

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Collins Road Atlas Europe

Collins Road Atlas Europe
  • Author : William Collins Sons and Co
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 105
  • Relase : 1986-01-01
  • ISBN : 0004474538

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The Illustrator 7 Wow! Book

The Illustrator 7 Wow! Book
  • Author : Sharon Steuer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : UOM:39015041023790

The Illustrator 7 Wow! Book Book Review:

An updated edition includes time-saving techniques and tips for users of Adobe Illustrator 7, exploring the software's basic tools and latest features with full-color examples and samples from leading Illustrator artists and designers. Original. (All Users).

The Hilltop

The Hilltop
  • Author : Assaf Gavron
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2014-10-07
  • ISBN : 9781476760438

The Hilltop Book Review:

In a fledgling community, on a hilltop near a Palestinian village, Gabi Kupper's life is disrupted when his brother Roni arrives from America penniless.

The Battle of Lechfeld and its Aftermath, August 955

The Battle of Lechfeld and its Aftermath, August 955
  • Author : Charles R. Bowlus
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 247
  • Relase : 2016-12-05
  • ISBN : 9781351894166

The Battle of Lechfeld and its Aftermath, August 955 Book Review:

In August 955 a battle took place that effectively ended the incursions of steppe nomads into Western Europe. The forces of Otto the Great annihilated a huge army of Hungarian mounted archers in an encounter that is generally known as the battle of Lechfeld, a broad plain near Augsburg in southern Germany. Since even after a defeat these elusive warriors surely could have fled back to the Carpathian Basin to rebuild their strength and resume their raids, the total annihilation of the Hungarian army is mysterious. This book provides the first satisfactory explanation for the decisive nature of Otto's victory. Based on a detailed analysis of all contemporary, and often contradictory, sources, Bowlus provides a step-by-step reconstruction of the battle. This is preceded by chapters analysing the administrative and military reforms in tenth-century Germany, and the strengths and weaknesses of nomadic styles of warfare, in particular their archery, and setting out the historical context in which the battle occurred. A pioneering aspect of his research is the introduction of environmental factors, not only the limits they imposed on the expansion of the nomadic way of life into Europe, but also the impact the local environment had on the outcome of the battle.

Slovakia

Slovakia
  • Author : Peter A. Toma,Dušan Kováč
  • Publisher : Hoover Inst Press
  • Pages : 476
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105023688638

Slovakia Book Review:

"From medieval times to the current day, historical accounts of Slovakia and the Slovak people have often been either sketchy, romanticized versions of a pastoral society or nationalistic, exaggerated exaltations of the past. Now Slovakia: From Samo to Dzurinda at last offers a true history of the Slovak people without prejudice: their struggle for national identity, their aspirations for independence and economic development, and their ambition to become a democratic state. The product of painstaking research by the authors - one a naturalized American from Slovakia and the other a Slovak historian - this book is the definitive volume for readers in the English language who wish to acquire a more sophisticated understanding about past and present Slovakia." "From the seventh-century empire of Samo, the first Slav king, to the present-day struggle for democracy, the authors detail all the region's significant history. They examine the Slovaks' Slavic ancestors and the emergence of a modern Slovak nation, the postwar communist dictatorship and the "Prague Spring," the fall of socialism from the "Velvet Revolution" to the breakup of the Czechoslovak Federation, and the ongoing process of trying to establish democratic institutions in today's independent Slovakia." "All readers - regardless of their ethnic origin or political persuasion - will find that this factual and scholarly historical survey of the Slovaks and Slovakia offers an illuminating new perspective on a people whose history has often been clouded by the interests of those who wrote about them."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

A Sheep Falls Out of the Tree: And Other Techniques to Develop an Incredible Memory and Boost Brainpower

A Sheep Falls Out of the Tree: And Other Techniques to Develop an Incredible Memory and Boost Brainpower
  • Author : Christiane Stenger
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2009-03-08
  • ISBN : 9780071615020

A Sheep Falls Out of the Tree: And Other Techniques to Develop an Incredible Memory and Boost Brainpower Book Review:

SUPERCHARGE YOUR BRAIN! Discover the secrets of a world memory champion. By the age of eighteen, Christiane Stenger had won the annual Youth World Memory Training Championship-three times! Now she shares her proven brain-boosting program to help you think smarter, faster, and better than you ever thought possible. You'll learn how to: REMEMBER lists, names, numbers, and more INCREASE your overall intelligence ENHANCE creativity and performance SCORE higher grades in school SUCCEED in work and in life Packed with interactive exercises, activities, and quizzes, this fun-filled guide shows you simple everyday ways to improve your memory and sharpen your mental skills, using odd phrases, silly stories, and visual images you'll never forget. (The book's title, A Sheep Falls Out of the Tree, is a trick for remembering numbers!) Best of all, your new memory powers will benefit every part of your life, from home to school to work. So grab a pen and get started on improving your memory-with the training program of champions.

Tax Stories

Tax Stories
  • Author : Paul L. Caron
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 407
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 1599415917

Tax Stories Book Review:

This book explores the historical contexts of seminal U.S. Supreme court federal income tax cases and the role they continue to play in our current tax law. Each of the chapters sets forth the social, factual, and legal background of the case and discusses various court proceedings and judicial opinions.The Foundation Press Law Stories Series brings landmark cases to life by telling the true, never-before-heard stories behind the cases. Editor Paul Caron and the general editors of each edition discuss the immediate impact of cases and document the continuing importance of the cases in shaping the law.

Colourtronic

Colourtronic
  • Author : Lauren Farnsworth
  • Publisher : Buster Books
  • Pages : 0
  • Relase : 2016-08-04
  • ISBN : 1780554494

Colourtronic Book Review:

Plunge into a world of wonderful, intense, hyper colouring by numbers. Complete each image with the easy-to-use number system and reveal an astoundingly vibrant colour palette on every page.