Burning Planet

The Story of Fire Through Time

Author: Andrew C. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191054062

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1371

Raging wildfires have devastated vast areas of California and Australia in recent years, and predictions are that we will see more of the same in coming years, as a result of climate change. But this is nothing new. Since the dawn of life on land, large-scale fires have played their part in shaping life on Earth. Andrew Scott tells the whole story of fire's impact on our planet's atmosphere, climate, vegetation, ecology, and the evolution of plant and animal life. It has caused mass extinctions, and it has propelled the spread of flowering plants. The exciting evidence we can now draw on has been preserved in fossilized charcoal, found in rocks hundreds of millions of years old, from all over the world. These reveal incredibly fine details of prehistoric plants, and tell us about climates from deep in earth's history. They also give us insight into how early hominids and humans tamed fire and used it. Looking at the impact of wildfires in our own time, Scott also looks forward to how we might better manage them in future, as climate change has an increasing effect on our world.
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The Burning Planet

Fantasy Meets Reality

Author: Edmund Arndt

Publisher: Tamarind Tree Books Incorporated

ISBN: 9780995053830

Category:

Page: 264

View: 7039

The world's climate is deteriorating. The planet is suffering destruction at the hands of its human inhabitants. World leaders have remained ineffectual in creating real change. After catastrophic events in U.S. and Canada - leaving thousands displaced, dead, or injured - world leaders might finally decide the time has come to do something.
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How to Stop the Planet from Burning

Author: George Monbiot,Matthew Prescott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896087873

Category: Nature

Page: 276

View: 6771

A brilliant and terriying book that forces us to move beyond denial and into action.
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Burning Rage of a Dying Planet

Speaking for the Earth Liberation Front

Author: Craig Rosebraugh

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 1590560647

Category: Nature

Page: 278

View: 2399

Former Earth Liberation Front (ELF) spokesman Craig Rosebraugh chronicles the history and ideology of the ELF, a group that has stirred controversy with its radical approach to protecting the environment.
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Free Tomorrow

Author: Goose Punk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1984549170

Category: Social Science

Page: 56

View: 4627

Free Tomorrow is about scientific observation. Since my family wasnt Christian, my dad bought me dinosaur books to learn to read on, not the Bible. This means I know something about scientific observation. Ive observed changes in the atmosphere, and I have noticed some connection with the developments the human race is making in the city. I put it together in a book for you. I hope you like it!
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Alex Ross Terminator

The Burning Earth

Author: Ron Fortier,Alex Ross

Publisher: ipicturebooks

ISBN: 9781596878204

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 110

View: 7603

Alex Ross' Terminator is a graphic novel adaptation of the classic James Cameron film of the same name.
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Global Biomass Burning

Atmospheric, Climatic, and Biospheric Implications

Author: Joel S. Levine

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262121590

Category: Nature

Page: 569

View: 2916

This comprehensive volume is the first to consider biomass burning as a globalphenomenon and to assess its impact on the atmosphere, on climate, and on the biosphereitself.
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Loving this Planet

Leading Thinkers Talk About How to Make a Better World

Author: Helen Caldicott

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595588086

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 4254

Ever since quitting her job as a pediatrician at Harvard Medical School in 1980, Helen Caldicott has worked for a safe, sustainable, nuclear-free planet, most recently by hosting a weekly radio show featuring environmentalists and leading activists from around the globe. Together with guests including Naomi Klein, Daniel Ellsberg, Maude Barlow, Lester Brown, and Martin Sheen, Caldicott, whom Meryl Streep has called “my inspiration to speak out,” scrutinizes our unsustainable dependence on nuclear energy and the absurdity of nuclear arms, as well as raising awareness about other planetary issues, including deforestation, sea level rise, and privatization of water reserves. We learn from Miriam Pemberton that the United States spends more money per year on military bands than on its entire diplomatic corps, and we learn from Janette Sherman that the IAEA and WHO have drastically underestimated the number of deaths caused by the 1986 Chernobyl fallout, and that its true number comes close to one million people. Loving This Planet collects the key interviews from Caldicott’s popular radio show for the first time and offers an informative and accessible overview of the chief environmental issues critical to our well-being.
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Urus

Author: Bob Grant

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469103354

Category: Fiction

Page: 78

View: 4543

A young man is driving down a lonely stretch of highway after midnight and is mulling over the conversations he had earlier with people at a friends wedding. He is feeling like life is passing him by and he has no idea how to change it. Fate steps in and his life is suddenly turned up-side-down when he finds a shiny disk where he saw a UFO land. He experiences, fear, wonder and excitement during the next few months of his life as he is shown a whole new culture under the sea and learns answers to many questions he has concerning history, economics and religion. He also finds a utopian social structure that exists without crime or money. The amazing thing is that everything he encounters is entwined with the humans on the surface. The young man not only finds their economy, sports and religion captivating but many other futuristic innovations as well in this underwater world. He falls in love for the first time with the most beautiful and intelligent woman he has ever met. This encounter results in his first epiphany.
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Die Neunte Stadt

Roman

Author: J. Patrick Black

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641195721

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 3710

Fünfhundert Jahre nach der Invasion Die Erde in der Zukunft: Ausgerechnet am Valentinstag wurde die Menschheit von einer unbekannten, mächtigen Alien-Spezies angegriffen. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit wurden Länder zerstört und Städte dem Erdboden gleichgemacht. Und doch waren die Menschen nicht völlig wehrlos, denn der Angriff der Aliens stattete sie mit einer Macht aus, die sie bisher ins Reich der Magie verbannt hatten. Nun, fünfhundert Jahre später, tobt der Kampf um die Erde noch immer, und das Schicksal der gesamten Menschheit ruht auf den Schultern von acht ungleichen Helden. Dies ist ihre Geschichte...
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Developing a Plan for the Planet

A Business Plan for Sustainable Living

Author: Ian Chambers,John Humble

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780566089114

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 9961

The scale of the global issues we are facing today: unsustainable population growth; climate change; energy supplies; water and food supplies; planet sustainability and biodiversity; extreme poverty; global health; universal education; conflict management and financing sustainability are more daunting than ever. Nevertheless these issues must be addressed-in a coordinated, global manner. That's why the authors of Developing a Plan for the Planet outline an approach to achieving change which can be adopted and implemented at every level - government, business, community and as an individual.
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The Cinema of Werner Herzog

Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth

Author: Brad Prager

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231502133

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 4293

Werner Herzog is renowned for pushing the boundaries of conventional cinema, especially those between the fictional and the factual, the fantastic and the real. The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth is the first study in twenty years devoted entirely to an analysis of Herzog's work. It explores the director's continuing search for what he has described as 'ecstatic truth,' drawing on over thirty-five films, from the epics Aguirre: Wrath of God (1972) and Fitzcarraldo (1982) to innovative documentaries like Fata Morgana (1971), Lessons of Darkness (1992), and Grizzly Man (2005). Special attention is paid to Herzog's signature style of cinematic composition, his "romantic" influences, and his fascination with madmen, colonialism, and war.
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The Burning Dark

Author: Adam Christopher

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466820861

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9684

Adam Christopher's dazzling first novel, Empire State, was named the Best Book of 2012 by SciFi Now magazine. Now he explores new dimensions of time and space in The Burning Dark. Back in the day, Captain Abraham Idaho Cleveland had led the Fleet into battle against an implacable machine intelligence capable of devouring entire worlds. But after saving a planet, and getting a bum robot knee in the process, he finds himself relegated to one of the most remote backwaters in Fleetspace to oversee the decommissioning of a semi-deserted space station well past its use-by date. But all is not well aboard the U-Star Coast City. The station's reclusive Commandant is nowhere to be seen, leaving Cleveland to deal with a hostile crew on his own. Persistent malfunctions plague the station's systems while interference from a toxic purple star makes even ordinary communications problematic. Alien shadows and whispers seem to haunt the lonely corridors and airlocks, fraying the nerves of everyone aboard. Isolated and friendless, Cleveland reaches out to the universe via an old-fashioned space radio, only to tune in to a strange, enigmatic signal: a woman's voice that seems to echo across a thousand light-years of space. But is the transmission just a random bit of static from the past—or a warning of an undying menace beyond mortal comprehension? "Builds tension expertly. Claustrophobic in mood but with the scope of great space opera, this is SF you will want to read with the light on."—Library Journal, starred review, on The Burning Dark At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Under the Moon - With Audio Level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Rowena Akinyemi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194632210

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 5303

A level 1 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Rowena Akinyemi. It is the year 2522, and the planet Earth is dying. The Artificial Ozone Layer is only 300 years old, but it is breaking up fast. Now the sun is burning down on Earth with a white fire. There is no water. Without water, nothing can live. Trees die, plants die, animals die, people die . . . In a colony under the moon, people wait for news – news from home, news from the planet Earth. And in a spaceship high above Earth, a young man watches numbers on a computer screen. The numbers tell a story, and the young man is afraid. The planet Earth is burning, burning, burning . . .
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Bringing Fossils to Life

An Introduction to Paleobiology

Author: Donald R. Prothero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231536909

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 6206

One of the leading textbooks in its field, Bringing Fossils to Life applies paleobiological principles to the fossil record while detailing the evolutionary history of major plant and animal phyla. It incorporates current research from biology, ecology, and population genetics, bridging the gap between purely theoretical paleobiological textbooks and those that describe only invertebrate paleobiology and that emphasize cataloguing live organisms instead of dead objects. For this third edition Donald R. Prothero has revised the art and research throughout, expanding the coverage of invertebrates and adding a discussion of new methodologies and a chapter on the origin and early evolution of life.
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The Strivers

Adventure in Science, and Significance Forging a Fueled Future for Mankind

Author: Phil Wallace Payne

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477114998

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 6298

Civilization is in an energy crisis. Human beings have wasted away the majority of their natural resources, but without energy, the world will die. Who will come to the rescue? In secret, a technical team of geniuses has developed a way to harvest usable and never ending energy from polar seas. In concept, their mission is simple; in delivery, it proves to be difficult and possibly tragic. The Strivers tells a story of life, love, and the labors undertaken by a brave few who believe in the energy of the ocean. From diverse backgrounds, the team is brought together by a shared mission; they change each other, and relationships evolve that never would have flourished without the worlds energy crisis. They are inventors, but they are also human beings, looking for connection in an inhospitable place. With luck, the team will find a way to convert ocean energy into the next great fuel for mankind. If they fail, they will not only lose their own lives, but they will cause the extinction of planet Earth. Human life is in the hands of the strivers, who must harness the fury of the sea to save the world. Will they succeed, or will the weakness of their humanity make them fail?
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Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts

Author: Edward Henry Knight

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Industrial arts

Page: 2831

View: 4920

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Biomass Burning and Global Change: Remote sensing, modeling and inventory development, and biomass burning in Africa

Author: Joel S. Levine

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262122016

Category: Nature

Page: 632

View: 2498

Global Biomass Burning provides a convenient and current reference on such topics as the remote sensing of biomass burning from space, the geographical distribution of burning; the combustion products of burning in tropical, temperate, and boreal ecosystems; burning as a global source of atmospheric gases and particulates; the impact of biomass burning gases and particulates on global climate; and the role of biomass burning on biodiversity and past global extinctions."--pub. desc.
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Citizen Pariah

Latelian Cycle Volume III

Author: Lee Bond

Publisher: Lee Bond

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 659

View: 4092

This is it. This is everything Garth Nickels has worked for since landing on Hospitalis. The Box is ... The Box is within his grasp at long last. Gametime, the penultimate showdown between champions looms in the distance. There's just a few problems. Of course there are problems. Naoko Kamagana has been kidnapped by Jordan Bishop and cannot be found. Chadsik al-Taryin has decided to forego all artistic sentiment in favor of murdering Garth Nickels so he can return to Ground Zero, his happy, twisted home of fiends and the fiendish. Kant Ingrams has landed on Hospitalis to discharge his duty to Trinity Itself and is ... is not right. Griffin Jones, Enforcer and Kin'kithal Warrior is desperate to free himself from Trinity's embrace and is willing to do anything to be the one at the top of the heap. Sa Gurant, last Game's victor is ... different. More. Deadlier and infinitely more dangerous than anything in the known Universe. Chairwoman Alyssa Doans has lost her mind and will do whatever it takes to ensure that Garth 'Nickels' N'Chalez doesn't make it out of the ring alive, up to and including dropping missiles on Port City. The beings seeking to attend to Garth Nickels arrive at Hospitalis, bringing with them myths and legends. But ... but that ain't a lot for a guy like Garth to handle, is it? There's just one problem. Garth is powerless. The events of The Museum and Bravo's interference have rendered him virtually human and our faithful hero takes steps to ensure that he survives to enter that most ancient vessel, to find out why he and his slept thirty thousand years. What answers lie inside Bravo? What reasons could push a man to catapult himself thirty thousand years into the future? Only time, perseverance and a whole lotta luck and help from long-missing friends will see Garth 'Nickels' N'Chalez through to the end!
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Dark Iron King I

Thy King's Will Be Done

Author: Lee Bond

Publisher: Lee Bond

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Other than a delicious root beer float and access to proper pizza, all Garth ‘Nickels’ N’Chalez wants is to see the creation of reality 2.0 happen. He already knows it's going to be bloody, rough and extremely trying, but when you sign up to be the Engineer of that new birth, you have very few choices regarding how it goes down. And when you've got the ancient, venerable and godlike Kith Antal leading an army of unstoppable Harmony soldiers coming at you with the express purposes of being the Victor.... You just can't help but feel it's gonna be even worse. But before Garth can even think about dealing with dear old dad, he's got to get inside Arcade City and deal with the so-called mad Goth king Blake. No one really knows what's under the gigantic clockwork dome that's lasted for thirty thousand years and Garth -not for a lack of trying to get proper Intel- finds himself doing what he does best. Which is basically charging in without thinking to see what happens next; forced to kill an innocent man in order to be sentenced to Arcade City for crimes against a King’s Son, Garth’s only information concerning the Domed, ancient city is that it is thirty thousand years old and filled to the brim with madness and chaos. The moment our hero steps through the Geared Doors leading into the fabled and storied Arcade City, Garth finds himself in –as usual- so far in over his head that his only choice is to push forward, ever forward. Inflicted with a terrible case of nanotech derived-Kingsblood poisoning, assaulted by fear, hunted by Gearmen, surrounded by hideously mutated gearheads and wardogs, saddled with an itinerant –and crankier than thou- blacksmith named Barnabas and balked at every turn, Garth begins the trek to Arcadia, wherein the Dark Iron King waits. Along the way, he and his reluctant companion seek to find a cure for Garth’s maladies, all while skirting dark resurgences of that thing the Engineer fears more than anything: Specter. Outside The Dome, the war for Trinity and It’s Armies does not go well; led by SpecSer Commander Aleksander Politoyov, his forces cannot get through the systemic shield created by Huey, and so he turns his attentions outwards. Employing the resourceful –and uncannily insightful- Tendreel Salingh to discover Garth N’Chalez’ true plans, Aleksander unwittingly sets into motion a series of events that will spiral wildly out of control. Herrig, now Chairman of the renamed Latelyspace Commonwealth, is assaulted on all sides. When Garth escaped the confines of Hospitalis aboard Bravo, the shield protecting Latelyspace from invasion dropped just long enough for him to escape, but also for a handful of Trinity’s forces to sneak in. His system is plagued by Heavy Elites, Specter Techs, and regular Army, and the original Horsemen are chomping at the bit to rain wrack and ruin upon everyone and everything that stands in their way. All this and more awaits. The Unreal Universe gears up for the end and everything is quite literally going to Hell in a hand basket. Will Garth survive Arcade City? Against the mighty Dark Iron King and his even mightier King’s Will … well. Garth will need to bring his ‘A’ Game… Won’t he just?
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