Weather Architecture

Author: Jonathan Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135746044

Category: Architecture

Page: 370

View: 8643

Weather Architecture further extends Jonathan Hill’s investigation of authorship by recognising the creativity of the weather. At a time when environmental awareness is of growing relevance, the overriding aim is to understand a history of architecture as a history of weather and thus to consider the weather as an architectural author that affects design, construction and use in a creative dialogue with other authors such as the architect and user. Environmental discussions in architecture tend to focus on the practical or the poetic but here they are considered together. Rather than investigate architecture’s relations to the weather in isolation, they are integrated into a wider discussion of cultural and social influences on architecture. The analysis of weather’s effects on the design and experience of specific buildings and gardens is interwoven with a historical survey of changing attitudes to the weather in the arts, sciences and society, leading to a critical re-evaluation of contemporary responses to climate change.
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Campbell's Weather Compendium

Author: Harry Campbell

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910232602

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 4905

The perfect companion to learning about the weather, no matter where you live or whether it is raining or sunny outside, an enlightening and entertaining miscellany of our planet’s most complex, diverse and powerful system -without which life simply would not exist.
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A Landscape of Architecture, History and Fiction

Author: Jonathan Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317528581

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

View: 2486

Architecture can be analogous to a history, a fiction, and a landscape. We expect a history or a novel to be written in words, but they can also be cast in concrete or seeded in soil. The catalyst to this tradition was the simultaneous and interdependent emergence in the eighteenth century of new art forms: the picturesque landscape, the analytical history, and the English novel. Each of them instigated a creative and questioning response to empiricism’s detailed investigation of subjective experience and the natural world, and together they stimulated a design practice and lyrical environmentalism that profoundly influenced subsequent centuries. Associating the changing natural world with journeys in self-understanding, and the design process with a visual and spatial autobiography, this book describes journeys between London and the North Sea in successive centuries, analysing an enduring and evolving tradition from the picturesque and romanticism to modernism. Creative architects have often looked to the past to understand the present and imagine the future. Twenty-first-century architects need to appreciate the shock of the old as well as the shock of the new.
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Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate

Author: Roger Graham Barry,Richard J. Chorley

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415271707

Category: Nature

Page: 421

View: 8766

Atmosphere, Weather and Climateis the essential introduction to weather processes and climatic conditions around the world, their observed variability and changes, and projected future trends. Extensively revised and updated, this eighth edition retains its popular tried and tested structure while incorporating recent advances in the field. From clear explanations of the basic physical and chemical principles of the atmosphere, to descriptions of regional climates and their changes, Atmosphere, Weather and Climatepresents a comprehensive coverage of global meteorology and climatology.
Posted in Nature

Monthly Weather Report

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 7124

Posted in Great Britain

Monthly Weather Reports

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

View: 793

Posted in Great Britain

The Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland

Author: J.T.R. Sharrock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408146967

Category: Science

Page: 704

View: 6760

The Atlas plots the results of the survey organised by the BTO and the IWC during the yeats 1968-72. Over 250 maps show the distribution of 218 species.
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Extreme Weather

Forty Years of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO)

Author: Robert K. Doe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111894996X

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 5398

This book is about weather extremes in the United Kingdom. It presents fascinating and detailed insights into tornadoes (supercell and non-supercell tornadoes, historical and contemporary case studies, frequency and spatial distributions, and unique data on extreme events); thunderstorms (epic event analysis and observing); hailstorms (intensity, distributions and frequency of high magnitude events); lightning (lightning as a hazard, impacts and injuries); ball lightning (definitions, impacts and case studies); flooding (historical and contemporary analysis, extreme rainfall and flash flooding); snowfalls (heavy snowfall days and events). It also looks at researching weather extremes, provides guidance on performing post-storm site investigations and details what is involved in severe weather forecasting. It is written by members, directors and past and present Heads of the research group the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO). With fifteen chapters thematically arranged, and data appendix including a new tornado map of the U.K., this book presents a wealth of information on meteorological extremes. This volume is aimed primarily at researchers in the field of meteorology and climatology, but will also be of interest to advanced undergraduate students taking relevant courses in this area.
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Britain's weather

its workings, lore and forecasting

Author: David Bowen

Publisher: David & Charles Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 310

View: 7306

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Witchcraft and Magic in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe

Author: Geoffrey Scarre,John Callow

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137243341

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 9373

The figure of the witch still has the ability to exert a powerful fascination on the modern mind. The vision of the elderly crone begging for charity at the crossroads, an object of fear and revulsion for her local community, has combined with the memory of prolonged judicial persecution and oppression to inspire contemporary movements as far removed from each other as Wiccans and women's liberation. In tackling such an emotive issue, where misogyny and violence combine with superstition and the basest of human instincts, Scarre and Callow chart a clear and refreshingly level-headed approach to the subject. Distinguishing between fact and fiction, they set the witch trials firnly back within the context of their own times and, without seeking to exonerate those responsible, demonstrate how it was possible for judiciaries and social elites to believe wholeheartedly in the reality and efficacy of witchcraft as a valid system of belief and as a dangerous threat to the fabric of society in which they lived. This new edition has been comprehensively updated to take account of the vast expansion in interest and scholarly research that has taken place in the field since the publication of the first edition. This work provides a provocative thesis for those seeking to understand the basis for the politics of persecution and a firm interpretative basis around which further exploratory research may be conducted.
Posted in History

Historic Storms of the North Sea, British Isles and Northwest Europe

Author: Hubert Lamb,Knud Frydendahl

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521375221

Category: Science

Page: 204

View: 1583

The North Sea regions are some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world (which have recently seen the introduction of oil and gas rigs), and the surrounding land areas are some of the most populous. This book presents a historical investigation of great storms that have affected the North Sea and neighboring northern seas, the British Isles, and the fringe of northwest Europe. All those wind storms with serious effects that could be identified within the past 500-600 years are recorded and a few earlier cases discussed. In every case, observations of weather and other circumstances reported during the storm have been used to produce a modern and reasonably full meteorological analysis that will facilitate wind strength estimates and wind measurements and aid in the diagnosis of storm origins. As a scientific study, this work takes advantage of the unequaled abundance in this region of historical reports and records. The book is destined to further meteorological understanding and help examine weather trends and secular variations and the impact of storms on human affairs, especially in damage to buildings, forests, and other aspects of the landscape, particularly coasts. It will be of interest to atmospheric scientists, engineers, geographers, historians, and administrators.
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Climates of the British Isles

Present, Past and Future

Author: Mike Hulme,Elaine Barrow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415130165

Category: Travel

Page: 454

View: 7306

Embracing the full scope of the Climatic Research Unit, this book serves a broad audience with extensive new data and excellent overviews of the past, present and potential future climates of the British Isles.
Posted in Travel

Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals

Packed full of your Most-Loved Animal Friends

Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1912286246

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

View: 3406

Calling all animal lovers! Guinness World Records: Amazing Animals puts the spotlight on the world’s most fur-nomenal creatures, peculiar pets, wacky wildlife, and cute critters. In this action-packed annual, you’ll meet surfing pigs, talking gorillas, and even the world’s largest elephant orchestra! Ever see a dog who thinks he’s Picasso or a bunny who plays basketball? You will now! From the tallest and smallest animals to the most popular social pet-working stars, they’re all here. If it’s activities you want, you’re in for a treat! Create your very own record-breaking animal with our online game, or try making an origami zoo! Test your wildlife knowledge with fun quizzes and puzzles, plus find out if your pet is a secret Einstein with our exclusive IQ tests. For a superlative showcase of the world’s greatest creatures – and a few LOLs along the way – get your paws on Amazing Animals now!
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Hutchinson Almanac

Author: Helicon Publishing, Limited

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Almanacs, English

Page: 1014

View: 9121

Posted in Almanacs, English

Monthly Weather Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Meteorology

Page: N.A

View: 1761

Posted in Meteorology

Climate Change and Human Health

Risks and Responses

Author: Anthony J. McMichael,World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9789241562485

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 322

View: 8931

This publication, prepared jointly by the WHO, the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme, considers the public health challenges arising from global climate change and options for policy responses, with particular focus on the health sector. Aspects discussed include: an overview of historical developments and recent scientific assessments; weather and climate change; population vulnerability and the adaptive capacity of public health systems; the IPCC Third Assessment report; tasks for public health scientists; the health impacts of climate extremes; climate change, infectious diseases and the level of disease burdens; ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation and health; and methodological issues in monitoring health effects of climate change.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Britain's Birds in ...

Author: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: N.A

View: 6296

Posted in Birds

The State of the Nation

Government and the Quest for a Better Society

Author: Derek Curtis Bok

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674292116

Category: Political Science

Page: 483

View: 6708

This book is an eloquent assessment of where America stands, how its society has changed in the past half-century, and who or what is responsible for our current frustrations. Derek Bok examines America's progress in five areas: economic prosperity, quality of life, opportunity, personal security, and societal values.
Posted in Political Science

UFOs

Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record

Author: Leslie Kean

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307717089

Category: Science

Page: 335

View: 6124

Impeccably researched, this riveting journalistic investigation separates fact from fiction, and documents the existence of-and government reactions to-actual UFOs.
Posted in Science