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  • Landskabsformer af Eigil Holm E-bog Landskabsformer af Eigil Holm

    Danmarks landskaber er skabt af gletsjerne i Istiden. Bakkerne er skubbet op af isens tryk, og den smeltende is efterlod enorme mængder af sten, sand, grus og ler. Havet, åer og kilder, samt regn og sne har formet nutidens landskab og gør det stadig, nu med mennesket som medspiller. Bogen beskriver vore landskaber og deres tilblivelse. Mange illustrationer. 10-16 år.Serien Danmarks Naturkanon består af 17 bøger. Alle historier er baseret på fakta.

    ePub Dansk 9788789446622
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  • Sten af Eigil Holm E-bog Sten af Eigil Holm

    Der er sten næsten overalt i Danmark. Kalksten og flintesten kommer fra vore egne jordlag, mens granit, gnejs og vulkanske sten er bragt hertil af Istidens gletsjere fra Sverige, Norge og Østersøens bund. Oldtidens mennesker lavede økser og knive af flintesten og byggede gravkamre af kolossale sten. Vore veje hviler på sten. Mange slags sten findes på stranden, og tilsammen illustrerer de det meste af Jordens historie, som bogen beskriver. Mange illustrationer. 10-16 år.Serien Danmarks Naturkanon består af 17 bøger. Alle historier er baseret på fakta.

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  • Twelve Months at Merritt Lake af Thomas Edward Trimbath Spar 16% E-bog Twelve Months at Merritt Lake af Thomas Edward Trimbath

    Twelve months of visits to a mountain lake tells more than twelve tales. The solitude found during a Wednesday in the winter is completely different from the chaos found on a Saturday in the summer. The seasons make one set of changes. We make the other. The combination produces a much more interesting set of experiences that can't be revealed in one visit or in a page of some guidebook.Merritt Lake hides on the east side of the Cascade Mountains, between the crest of the range that partly protects it from Pacific storms, and halfway to the deserts and cities of Central Washington. The lake is protected by Nature more than legislation, within a land that is punctuated by avalanches and forest fires. Luckily, it is even better at producing quiet, serene moments.Nature's residents range from rodents to raptors, and from delicate flowers to massive pine forests. Most of us drop by for peacefulness, exercise, fishing, or adventure, but some build campfires while forests burn, or fire guns during busy weekends.Get to know the fuller, richer story that so few of us take the opportunity to experience.

    ePub Engelsk 9780595834235
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  • This is Planet Earth af New Scientist E-bog This is Planet Earth af New Scientist

    The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is.Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the big bang and long-dead stars, at first it was nothing special, but somehow it evolved to become the most amazing place in the known Universe. The only living planet we know of, it also has a very unusual moon, a remarkably dynamic surface, a complex atmosphere and a deeply mysterious interior.This is Planet Earth is dedicated to the wonders of Planet Earth. Its past is long and dramatic and its future shrouded in mystery. Yet despite centuries of research, only now are we starting to understand Earth's complexity.ABOUT THE SERIESNew Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

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  • Rejsen til jorden af Lars Henrik Aagaard E-bog Rejsen til jorden af Lars Henrik Aagaard

    Hvorfor er der bjerge og have?Kommer vi virkelig fra aberne?Hvordan var Jorden på dinosaurernes tid?Hvorfor er der jordskælv og vulkanudbrud?Hvad bliver Jordens og menneskets skæbne?Pak rygsækken og husk bjergstøvler og dykkerdragt, for nu skal du på opdagelsesrejse på din utrolige planet. Du rejser helt tilbage til Jordens vilde fødsel og videre ned i ur-havet, hvor livet blev tændt. Du vil opleve, hvordan dinosaurerne dør, og mennesker opstår, og du kommer til at klatre op på de højeste bjerge, ned i glødende vulkaner og helt ind til Jordens hede kerne.Undervejs får du svar på alle dine spørgsmål om kloden lige under dine fødder - den tredje planet fra Solen.Bogen er fyldt med flotte billeder.Lars Henrik Aagaard er videnskabsjournalist på avisen Berlingske og forfatter til flere populærvidenskabelige bøger, blandt andet de roste bestsellere "Hvor langt er der til verdens ende?", "Hvad er Månen lavet af?" og "Rejsen til rummet".Udgives i samarbejde med Berlingske Media Dette er en ebog med såkaldt fixed layout. Den er velegnet til læsning på læseapparater som tablets og smartphones. Den er uegnet til læsning på ældre eller mindre avancerede læseapparater.

    ePub Dansk 9788772008752
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  • Burning Planet af Andrew C. Scott Spar 30% E-bog Burning Planet af Andrew C. Scott

    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.

    PDF Engelsk 9780191054051
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  • Burning Planet af Andrew C. Scott Spar 30% E-bog Burning Planet af Andrew C. Scott

    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.

    ePub Engelsk 9780191054068
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  • Weathervanes of New England af Glenn A. Knoblock Spar 14% E-bog Weathervanes of New England af Glenn A. Knoblock & David W. Wemmer

    First used to gauge New England's ever-changing weather, now viewed as American folk art, historic weathervanes have been a part of the region's skyline for more than three centuries. Focusing on examples that can still be seen in public, this comprehensive study of the development of the weathervane describes changes in form and function from colonial times to the present, and also documents the histories of weathervane makers throughout New England.

    PDF Engelsk 9781476630229
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  • Into the Peatlands af Crawford Spar 12% E-bog Into the Peatlands af Crawford

    The peatlands of the Outer Hebrides are half land, half water. Their surface is a glorious tweed woven from tiny, living sphagnums rich in wildlife, but underneath is layer upon layer of dead mosses transforming into the peat. One can, with care, walk out onto them, but stop and you begin to sink into them. For time immemorial the peatlands have been places - for humans at least - of seasonal habitation but not of constant residence. In this book Robin A. Crawford explores the peatlands over the course of the year, explaining how they have come to be and examining how peat has been used from the Bronze Age onwards. In describing the seasonal processes of cutting, drying, stacking, storing and burning he reveals one of the key rhythms of island life, but his study goes well beyond this to include many other aspects, including the wildlife and folklore associated with these lonely, watery places. Widening his gaze to other peatlands in the country, he also reflects on the historical and cultural importance that peat has played, and continues to play - it is still used for fuel in many rural areas and plays an essential role in whisky-making - in the story of Scotland.

    ePub Engelsk 9781788851404
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  • Tropical Surge af Benjamin Reilly Spar 28% E-bog Tropical Surge af Benjamin Reilly

    An engaging historical narrative covering many significant events in the history of south Florida, Tropical Surge includes the major developments and setbacks in the early years of Miami and Key West, as well as an in-depth look at Henry Flagler's amazing Overseas Railway. This well-written history tells the story of the dramatic battle between human ambition and the reality of the West Indian hurricane. By 1935, at least, the hurricane had won. Includes gripping narratives of the 1919, 1926, and 1935 hurricanes in south Florida and the Keys.

    ePub Engelsk 9781561649211
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  • Unnatural Selection af Katrina van Grouw Spar 19% E-bog Unnatural Selection af Katrina van Grouw

    A lavishly illustrated look at how evolution plays out in selective breedingUnnatural Selectionis a stunningly illustrated book about selective breeding--the ongoing transformation of animals at the hand of man. More important, it's a book about selective breeding on a far, far grander scalea scale that encompasses all life on Earth. We'd call it evolution.A unique fusion of art, science, and history,this book celebrates the 150thanniversary of Charles Darwin's monumental workThe Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication, and is intended as a tribute to what Darwin might have achieved had he possessed that elusive missing piece to the evolutionary puzzlethe knowledge of how individual traits are passed from one generation to the next.With the benefit of a century and a half of hindsight, Katrina van Grouw explains evolution by building on the analogy that Darwin himself usedcomparing the selective breeding process with natural selection in the wild, and, like Darwin, featuring a multitude of fascinating examples.Thisis more than just a book about pets and livestock, however. The revelation ofUnnatural Selectionis that identical traits can occur inallanimals, wild and domesticated, and both are governed by the same evolutionary principles. As van Grouw shows, animals are plastic things, constantly changing. In wild animals the changes are usually too slow to seespecies appear to stay the same. When it comes to domesticated animals, however, change happens fast, making them the perfect model of evolution in action.Suitable for the lay reader and student, as well as the more seasoned biologist, and featuring more than four hundred breathtaking illustrations of living animals, skeletons, and historical specimens,Unnatural Selectionwill be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in natural history and the history of evolutionary thinking.

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  • Terremotos en Colombia af Javier Velasco E-bog Terremotos en Colombia af Javier Velasco & John Jairo Sanchez

    Colombia esta ubicada en una zona geologicamente compleja y con la confluencia de tres placas tectonicas, razones por las cuales se presenta un alto riesgo por actividad sismica. La lista de terremotos en el pais es extensa y sus consecuencias han generado un alto impacto en la sociedad. Sin embargo, durante mucho tiempo la poblacion fue indiferente ante estas manifestacionesnaturales y solo actu despus del enorme impacto sobre la vida y los recursos. Terremotos en Colombia se centra en el entorno natural de nuestro territorio para presentar una serie de contenidos que permiten aprender cmo se producen los terremotos y cules son las estrategias para afrontarlos, utilizando un lenguaje al que puede acceder cualquier lector, todo ello sinperder rigor cientfico. La obra es un medio integrador del saber propio de las Ciencias Naturales y Sociales que puede adquirir un valor significativo en el contexto educativo colombiano

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  • Reading the Clouds af Oliver Perkins E-bog Reading the Clouds af Oliver Perkins

    Wouldn't it be useful to be able to accurately predict the weather simply by reading the clouds? Well, with this book, you can! TV forecasts, online predictions and smartphone apps are all based on the same data a number-crunched overview of how air pressure and temperature affect the weather across a large geographical area. But to get an idea of how the weather will develop for the precise spot where you're standing (or walking, sailing, golfing, fishing, etc) you don't need any equipment or a wifi connection you just need to look up. This book will give you a broad understanding of why the clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. By reading these signs in the sky and referring to the explanatory colour photographs, you will discover exactly what those signs mean. An at-a-glance guide to the clouds for anyone anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, this book will enable you to predict the weather by recognising cloud types, shapes, colour and behaviour. It will be an invaluable companion for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities.'Well researched - practical information in an easy to assimilate form' - Professor Richard Collier, former President of the Royal Meteorological Society'So good that my Yachtmaster candidates would do well to read it. I learned something from this book. I bet you do too' - Tom Cunliffe, author of The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster'Absolutely brilliant; a must for anyone who does anything outside and for whom the weather might be important. Everyone, wherever they are in the world, will get something from this book' - Duncan Wells, author ofStress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating

    ePub Engelsk 9781472960160
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  • Reading the Clouds af Oliver Perkins E-bog Reading the Clouds af Oliver Perkins

    Wouldn't it be useful to be able to accurately predict the weather simply by reading the clouds? Well, with this book, you can! TV forecasts, online predictions and smartphone apps are all based on the same data a number-crunched overview of how air pressure and temperature affect the weather across a large geographical area. But to get an idea of how the weather will develop for the precise spot where you're standing (or walking, sailing, golfing, fishing, etc) you don't need any equipment or a wifi connection you just need to look up. This book will give you a broad understanding of why the clouds are symptoms of weather patterns, not causes. By reading these signs in the sky and referring to the explanatory colour photographs, you will discover exactly what those signs mean. An at-a-glance guide to the clouds for anyone anywhere in the world, on land or at sea, this book will enable you to predict the weather by recognising cloud types, shapes, colour and behaviour. It will be an invaluable companion for anyone who enjoys outdoor activities.'Well researched - practical information in an easy to assimilate form' - Professor Richard Collier, former President of the Royal Meteorological Society'So good that my Yachtmaster candidates would do well to read it. I learned something from this book. I bet you do too' - Tom Cunliffe, author of The Complete Day Skipper and The Complete Yachtmaster'Absolutely brilliant; a must for anyone who does anything outside and for whom the weather might be important. Everyone, wherever they are in the world, will get something from this book' - Duncan Wells, author ofStress-Free Sailing and Stress-Free Motorboating

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  • Phthalate Esters E-bog Phthalate Esters  

    Phthalate esters are an important class of chemicals widely used in commercial applications, primarily as plasticizers to soften vinyl, but they are also used in consumer products. This book reviews the state of the scientific knowledge of phthalate esters in the environment. Key information reported includes: analytical methodologies; a compilation of concentration measurements in water, sediment, soil, air, dust, and food; plus an assessment of critical exposure pathways. In addition, key physical properties data and fate characteristics that control exposure are reviewed. Also included are pertinent ecotoxicity data and mammalian toxicity and human health information. Finally, the monograph addresses potential environmental risks.

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  • No. More. Plastic. af Martin Dorey E-bog No. More. Plastic. af Martin Dorey

    Discover what you can do to save the planet from plastic. Start now. All it takes is 2 minutes of your time.'I read this book yesterday and I've done three things today and that is testament to Martin's brilliant vision and ideas. Now it's your turn!' Chris Packham'Once, plastic was the miracle material. Now it's the monster. We all need to cut down our plastic consumption and join Martin's #2minutesolution anti-plastic movement. I'm in.' Julia BradburyOpen this book with your children, give it to your friends. Share your #2minutesolution on twitter and instagram and inspire others. Martin Dorey, anti-plastics expert, has been working to save our beaches from plastic for the past 10 years. His Beach Clean Foundation and global call to arms #2minutebeachclean has been taken up by people all over the world, and has proven that collective small actions can add up to a big difference.Together we can fix this.

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  • Wood af John Lewis-Stempel E-bog Wood af John Lewis-Stempel

    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER by 'Indisputably, one of the best nature-writers of his generation' (Country Life) BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' Written in diary format, The Wood is the story of English woodlands as they change with the seasons. Lyrical and informative, steeped in poetry and folklore, The Wood inhabits the mind and touches the soul.For four years John Lewis-Stempel managed Cockshutt wood, a particular wood - three and half acres of mixed woodland in south west Herefordshire - that stands as exemplar for all the small woods of England. John coppiced the trees and raised cows and pigs who roamed free there. This is the diary of the last year, by which time he had come to know it from the bottom of its beech roots to the tip of its oaks, and to know all the animals that lived there - the fox, the pheasants, the wood mice, the tawny owl - and where the best bluebells grew. For many fauna and flora, woods like Cockshutt are the last refuge. It proves a sanctuary for John too. To read The Wood is to be amongst its trees as the seasons change, following an easy path until, suddenly the view is broken by a screen of leaves, or your foot catches on a root, or a bird startles overhead. This is a wood you will never want to leave.

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  • What's So Hot About Volcanoes? af Wendell Duffield Spar 23% E-bog What's So Hot About Volcanoes? af Wendell Duffield & Bronze Black

    You don't have to take a trip to the thermal pools of Iceland or the black beaches of Hawaii to discover what's so hot about volcanoes. Warm up instead with a copy of What's So Hot About Volcanoes?, a new book by volcanologist Wendell Duffield. Lively discussions introduce readers of all ages to the creative power of volcanoes, explaining the reasons behind where they form, what they look like, and when they explode. Think of a volcano as a safety valve on a pressure cooker, author Wendell Duffield tells readers. The inside of Earth reaches a blistering 9,000 to 11,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and volcanoes simply release some of that pent-up heat from time to time.Sections of What's So Hot About Volcanoes? explore the challenges of predicting eruptions, what happens when magma mixes with water, and how people are using volcanic heat for energy. An appendix lists all the volcanoes in the United States that are still young enough to look like volcanoes.

    ePub Engelsk 9780878426676
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  • Lion Hearted af Andrew Loveridge E-bog Lion Hearted af Andrew Loveridge

    ';Until the lion has its own storyteller, tales of the lion hunt will always glorify the hunter.' Zimbabwean proverbIn 2015, an American hunter named Walter Palmer shot and killed a lion named Cecil. The lion was one of dozens slain each year in Zimbabwe, which legally licenses the hunting of big cats. But Cecil's death sparked unprecedented global outrage, igniting thousands of media reports about the peculiar circumstances surrounding this hunt. At the center of the controversy was Dr. Andrew Loveridge, the zoologist who had studied Cecil for eight years. In Lion Hearted, Loveridge pieces together, for the first time, the fascinating life and murky details of this beloved lion's slaying. In the tradition of Born Free and Gorillas in the Mist, Lion Hearted chronicles Loveridge's long acquaintance with a host of charismatic lions that his team has tracked, often from birth to death. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Loveridge learned to love predators at the knee of his father, an eminent herpetologist who stored baby crocodiles in the family bathtub. After earning his doctorate at Oxford, he seized an invitation to study the lions of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. There he meets Stumpy Tail, who, despite her name, has the dignity of the Queen of the Animal Kingdom; Dynamite, a venerable coalition leader who, muscled out by younger males, sets off on an incredible thirty-seven-day, 137-mile journey to find a new home; and Kataza, who escapes another lion's claws, and whom Loveridge twice saves from death at the hands of humans. And, of course, there is Cecil. Dethroned in an epic battle, he forms an alliance with a former rival. He also becomes a favorite of photographers and touristsuntil the fateful night when a Minnesota dentist and his hunting guide entice the trusting cat with a free meal. Loveridge unravels the complexities of lion society and the dangers the cats face both within their ranks and from the outside world. Despite their ruthless reputation, lions can form deep emotional bondsfemales live in prides, a sisterhood of mothers, daughters, sisters, and aunts that can exhibit military precision when hunting in formation; males band together in coalitions to vie for control of territory and the female prides. They also display a wide range of emotional behavior, including mourning the loss of their mates, partners, and cubs. Africa's lion population is estimated to have shrunk by 43 percent in the last twenty years. There may now be as few as 20,000 wild lions across the entire continentfar fewer than the number of elephants. While deploring the killing of lions for sport, Loveridge does not believe that banning trophy hunting, by itself, will halt the decline of Africa's lion populations. He sees greater threats in human population growth, the loss of habitat to agriculture, and the illegal trade in lion body parts for use in traditional medicines. And he offers concrete proposals for averting the lion's extinction. More than a gripping detective story, Lion Hearted is an exploration of humanity's relationship with the natural world and an attempt to keep this majestic species from disappearing. ';Lions are one of the most beloved animals on the planet,' Loveridge observes. ';They are the national symbol of no fewer than fifteen countries. . . . Surely, we can think of a better way to save the wild animals we love besides killing them.'

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  • Run the Storm af George Michelsen Foy E-bog Run the Storm af George Michelsen Foy

    ';The most insightful exploration of this unthinkable disaster.' Outside ';Here is the pitch-perfect pairing of subject and author, a gripping deconstruction of one of recent history's most terrible and vexing sea tragediesA meticulous forensic study that, in Foy's able hands, rises to the level of literature.' Hampton Sides ';Fans of The Perfect Storm and Into Thin Air will love this exquisitely written and dramatic book. George Foy has an action story that doesn't quit.' Doug Stanton In the bestselling tradition of The Perfect Storm and The Finest Hours, a harrowing true account of the mysterious disappearance of the SS El Faro, a gigantic American cargo ship that sank in the Bermuda Triangle, taking with it thirty-three lives.On October 1, 2015, the SS El Faro, a massive American cargo ship that made regular runs between Jacksonville, Florida and Puerto Rico, delivering everything from deodorant to new Chevrolets, disappeared in Hurricane Joaquin, a category 4 storm. The ship, its hundreds of shipping containers, and its entire crew plummeted to the bottom of the ocean, three miles down. The sinking was the greatest seagoing US merchant marine shipping disaster since World War II. The massive ship had a seasoned crew, state-of-the-art navigation equipment, and advance warning of the storm. It seemed incomprehensible that such a ship could sink so suddenly. How, in this day and age, could something like this happen? The answer is that a ship as large as the El Faro doesn't vanish for just one reason; it vanishes because many factors intersecteverything from hurricane-tracking algorithms to the decay of rubber gaskets on hatches to the arcane science of loading cargo containers to the psychology of a powerful ship's captain. All of these factors and more came into play in the sinking of the El Faro. Relying on Coast Guard inquest hearings as well as on numerous interviews, George Michelsen Foy has crafted a brilliant account that brings to life the final voyage of El Faro, a story that lasts only a few days but which grows almost intolerably suspenseful as deep-rooted flaws leading to the disaster inexorably link together and worsen. We see captain, engineers, and crew fight for their lives, and hear their actual words (as recorded on the ship's black box) while the hurricane relentlessly tightens its noose around the ship. We watch, minute by minute, all that is happening on boardthe ship's mysterious tilt to one side, worried calls to the engine room, ship-to-shore reports, the courage of the men and women as they fight to survive, and the berserk ocean's savage consumption of the massive hull. And through it all, the pain and ultimate resilience of the families of El Faro's crew. Meticulous and absolutely thrilling, Run the Storm is a masterwork of stunning power.

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  • Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas af Kevin G. Stewart E-bog Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas af Kevin G. Stewart & Mary-Russell Roberson

    How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina. Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas pairs a brief geological history of the region with 31 field trips to easily accessible, often familiar sites in both states where readers can observe firsthand the evidence of geologic change found in rocks, river basins, mountains, waterfalls, and coastal land formations. Geologist Kevin Stewart and science writer Mary-Russell Roberson begin by explaining techniques geologists use to "e;read"e; rocks, the science of plate tectonics, and the formation of the Carolinas. The field trips that follow are arranged geographically by region, from the Blue Ridge to the Piedmont to the Coastal Plain. Richly illustrated and accompanied by a helpful glossary of geologic terms, this field guide is a handy and informative carry-along for hikers, tourists, teachers, and families--anyone interested in the science behind the sights at their favorite Carolina spots. Includes field trips to:Grandfather Mountain, N.C.Linville Falls, N.C.Caesars Head State Park, S.C.Reed Gold Mine, N.C.Pilot Mountain State Park, N.C.Raven Rock State Park, N.C.Sugarloaf Mountain, S.C.Santee State Park, S.C.Jockey's Ridge State Park, N.C.Carolina Beach State Park, N.C.and 21 more sites in the Carolinas!Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

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  • Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images E-bog Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images  

    This comprehensive book deals primarily with reflection seismic data in the hydrocarbon industry. It brings together seismic examples from North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia and features contributions from eleven international authors who are experts in their field. It provides structural geological examples with full-color illustrations and explanations so that students and industry professionals can get a better understanding of what they are being taught. It also shows seismic images in black and white print and covers compression related structures. Representing a compilation of examples for different types of geological structures, Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images is a quick guide to finding analogous structures. It provides extensive coverage of seismic expression of different geological structures, faults, folds, mobile substrates (shale and salt), tectonic and regional structures, and common pitfalls in interpretation. The book also includes an un-interpreted seismic section for every interpreted section so that readers can feel free to draw their own conclusion as per their conceptualization. Provides authoritative source of methodologies for seismic interpretation Indicates sources of uncertainty and give alternative interpretations Directly benefits those working in petroleum industries Includes case studies from a variety of tectonic regimes Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images is primarily designed for graduate students in Earth Sciences, researchers, and new entrants in industry who are interested in seismic interpretation.

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  • Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images E-bog Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images  

    This comprehensive book deals primarily with reflection seismic data in the hydrocarbon industry. It brings together seismic examples from North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia and features contributions from eleven international authors who are experts in their field. It provides structural geological examples with full-color illustrations and explanations so that students and industry professionals can get a better understanding of what they are being taught. It also shows seismic images in black and white print and covers compression related structures. Representing a compilation of examples for different types of geological structures, Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images is a quick guide to finding analogous structures. It provides extensive coverage of seismic expression of different geological structures, faults, folds, mobile substrates (shale and salt), tectonic and regional structures, and common pitfalls in interpretation. The book also includes an un-interpreted seismic section for every interpreted section so that readers can feel free to draw their own conclusion as per their conceptualization. Provides authoritative source of methodologies for seismic interpretation Indicates sources of uncertainty and give alternative interpretations Directly benefits those working in petroleum industries Includes case studies from a variety of tectonic regimes Atlas of Structural Geological Interpretation from Seismic Images is primarily designed for graduate students in Earth Sciences, researchers, and new entrants in industry who are interested in seismic interpretation.

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  • Amazing Arachnids af Jillian Cowles Spar 19% E-bog Amazing Arachnids af Jillian Cowles

    A richly illustrated and up-close look at the secret lives of spiders and other arachnidsThe American Southwest is home to an extraordinary diversity of arachnids, from spitting spiders that squirt silk over their prey to scorpions that court one another with kissing and dancing. Amazing Arachnids presents these enigmatic creatures as you have never seen them before. Featuring a wealth of color photos of more than 300 different kinds of arachnids from eleven taxonomic orders--both rare and common speciesthis stunningly illustrated book reveals the secret lives of arachnids in breathtaking detail, including never-before-seen images of their underground behavior.Amazing Arachnids covers all aspects of arachnid biology, such as anatomy, sociality, mimicry, camouflage, and venoms. You will meet bolas spiders that lure their victims with fake moth pheromones, fishing spiders that woo their mates with silk-wrapped gifts, chivalrous cellar spiders, tiny mites, and massive tarantulas, as well as many others. Along the way, you will learn why arachnids are living fossils in some respects and nimble opportunists in others, and how natural selection has perfected their sensory structures, defense mechanisms, reproductive strategies, and hunting methods.Covers more than 300 different kinds of arachnids, including ones new to scienceFeatures more than 750 stunning color photosDescribes every aspect of arachnid biology, from physiology to biogeographyIllustrates courtship and mating, birth, maternal care, hunting, and defenseIncludes first-ever photos of the underground lives of schizomids and vinegaroonsProvides the first organized guide to macroscopic mites, including photos of living mites for easy reference

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  • My Own Nature Log Book - With Descriptive Notes, and Ideas for Novel Methods of Recording Nature's Progress Through the Year af Marcus Woodward E-bog My Own Nature Log Book - With Descriptive Notes, and Ideas for Novel Methods of Recording Nature's Progress Through the Year af Marcus Woodward

    "e;My Own Nature Log Book"e; is a book for keeping records and notes relating to nature. It contains a series of decorated calendars forming a unique style of log book for a whole year, suggesting what is to be looked for and what is to be heard week by week. Also included is a key to the main constellations, notes and information on other aspects of nature, outlined illustrations waiting to be coloured or painted, and much more. Perfect for lovers of nature and the Great Outdoors. Contents include: "e;The New Year"e;, "e;The February Calendar"e;, "e;March Manyweather"e;, "e;Proud, Pied April"e;, "e;The Merry Month"e;, "e;Flaming June"e;, "e;Hot July"e;, "e;AN August Log"e;, "e;The Ninth Moon"e;, "e;Fiery October"e;, "e;Red November"e;, and "e;Christmas-Time"e;. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

    ePub Engelsk 9781528784283
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  • Folklore Guide to the Weather af David Bowen E-bog Folklore Guide to the Weather af David Bowen

    "e;Folklore Guide to the Weather"e; contains a series of folklore saying pertaining to the weather and how to predict and read it. Although there are many such sayings, the ones within this volume are those that contemporarily couldn't be explained by science, but which the author believes are reliable "e;at least seven times out of ten"e;. Contents include: "e;Solar Halo"e;, "e;Rainbows"e;, "e;Rain"e;, "e;Hail"e;, "e;Thunder and Lightening"e;, "e;Frost"e;, "e;Snow"e;, "e;Sound"e;, "e;Temperature"e;, "e;Birds"e;, "e;Animals (Quadrupeds)"e;, "e;Insects"e;, "e;Fish, Molluscs and Reptiles"e;, "e;Plants and Trees"e;, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.

    ePub Engelsk 9781528783460
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  • Nature's Merry-Go-Round - A Log-Book of the Seasons af Marcus Woodward E-bog Nature's Merry-Go-Round - A Log-Book of the Seasons af Marcus Woodward

    This vintage book contains a classic log book of the seasons, being a guide to what is to be looked for and what is to be heard in each of the seasons. It describes in detail the bird, animal, and plant life that can be found at the different times of the year, walking the reader through the transformations that occur before the eyes of those who care to look. "e;Nature's Merry-Go-Round"e; is highly recommended for lovers of nature and the countryside, and would make for a fantastic addition to related collections. Contents include: "e;The Snow Moon"e;, "e;The Waking Moon"e;, "e;The Roaring Moon"e;, "e;The Primrose Moon"e;, "e;The May Moon"e;, "e;The Rose Moon"e;, "e;The Corn Moon"e;, "e;The Harvest Moon"e;, "e;The Apple Moon"e;, "e;The Nut Moon"e;, "e;The Red Moon"e;, "e;The Yule Moon"e;, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on bird watching.

    ePub Engelsk 9781528784238
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  • Tornado af John Edward Weems Spar 18% E-bog Tornado af John Edward Weems

    The Tornado gives account of one of the world's most terrifying natural disasters. Twisters have left their wake of freakish consequences throughout the United States and the world, and The Tornado vividly describes some of the most bizarre from around the countryhouseboats sailing through the air; cars flown to a landing half a cornfield away; an entire house lifted and demolished, leaving only a divan holding the uninjured family. The most detailed description of a tornado and the violence it can bring comes from the author's focus on the tragedy of one American town in 1953. John Edward Weems was an eyewitness reporter of a funnel that hit Waco, Texas, on May 11 of that year. In gripping narrative, he portrays the events of that day: a man clinging to a guard rail while a mailbox, plate glass, bricks, and assorted debris whizzed past his head; automobiles rolling end on end down the street; buildings falling like blocks knocked down by an angry child; a movie theater crumbling on the terrified patrons. When the storm had passed, 114 people were dead and hundreds injured; property damage ran in the tens of millions of dollars. Research in news reports, government weather documents, and books flesh out this account, which Pulitzer-prize winner Annie Dillard called ';wonderfully exciting. It is full of people, and the thousands of details that make up their livesand deaths. [It is] a story of enormous power.' John Banta, writing in the Waco Tribune-Herald, described it as ';a gripping story of human drama and tragedy.' Kirkus Reviews said, ';. . . the events still chill face to face with a power that defies reason.' Royalties from the sale of The Tornado will benefit the book fund of the Waco-McLennan County Public Library.

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  • Ends of the World af PETER BRANNEN Spar 24% E-bog Ends of the World af PETER BRANNEN

    Apocalypse, now?Death by fire, ice, poison gas, suffocation, asteroid. At five moments through history life on Earth was dragged to the very edge of extinction.Now, armed with revolutionary technology, scientists are uncovering clues about what caused these catastrophes. Deep-diving into past worlds of dragonflies the size of seagulls and fishes with guillotines for mouths, they explore how - against all the odds - life survived and what these ominous chapters can tell us about our future.

    PDF Engelsk 9781786070081
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  • Blackbird Diaries af Karen Lloyd Spar 10% E-bog Blackbird Diaries af Karen Lloyd

    In The Blackbird Diaries, Karen Lloyd shares her deep-rooted affection for all our treasured garden wildlife. Over the four seasons, she intimately chronicles the drama and the joy, the perils and the pleasures of the natural world as it all unfolds in her garden and on her daily walks in Cumbria's South Lakeland.

    ePub Engelsk 9781912235100
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