Category «Nature Writing»

Download Basic Ship Theory, Combined Volume by E. C. Tupper,KJ Rawson PDF

By E. C. Tupper,KJ Rawson

Rawson and Tupper's Basic send Theory, first released in 1968, is celebrated because the ordinary introductory textual content for naval structure scholars, in addition to being an invaluable reference for the more matured clothier.

The 5th variation keeps to supply a stability among thought and perform. quantity 1 discusses send geometry and dimension in its extra easy suggestions, additionally protecting questions of safety, structural energy, flotation, trim and balance. quantity 2 expands at the fabric in quantity 1, overlaying the dynamics behaviour of marine cars, hydrodynamics, manoeuvrability and seakeeping. It concludes with a few case experiences of specific send forms and a dialogue of maritime layout. either volumes characteristic the significance of contemplating the surroundings in design.

Basic send thought is a necessary instrument for undergraduates and nationwide vocational scholars of naval structure, maritime experiences, ocean and offshore engineering, and this mixed hardback model should be of significant suggestions to working towards marine engineers and naval architects.

  • Brand re-creation of the top undergraduate textbook in Naval Architecture
  • Provides a foundation for extra complex theory
  • Over 500 examples, with answers

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Download On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the by Char Miller PDF

By Char Miller

On the Edge grew out of an entire life spent residing and touring around the American Southwest, from San Antonio to l. a.. Char Miller examines this borderland area via a native's eyes and contemplates its significant conflicts. inner to some of the US states and Mexico's northern tier, there are struggles over water, debates over undocumented immigrants, the criminalizing of the border, and the region's evolution right into a no-man's land.

The e-book investigates how we are living in this contested land --how we make our position in its oft-arid terrain; an environment that burns simply and floods frequently and defies our efforts to nestle in its foothills, canyons, and washes.

Exploring the demanding situations within the Southwest of studying the right way to reside inside this advanced typical procedure whereas greedy its ancient and environmental frameworks. knowing those framing units is necessary to attaining the political lodgings essential to construct a extra beneficiant society, a extra liveable panorama, and a extra simply group, no matter what our documented prestige or species.

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Download Warum Esel so gescheit sind: Eselfreunde erzählen (German by Judith Schmidt,Brian A. Connolly,Cornelia Kuhnert,Günter von PDF

By Judith Schmidt,Brian A. Connolly,Cornelia Kuhnert,Günter von Lonski,Gerd Lüdemann,Helmut Ortner,Egbert Osterwald,Ilka Sokolowski,Angelika Stucke,Wolfgang Teltscher,Heinrich Thies,Diana Eichhorn

Der Volksmund nennt die Esel dumm und störrisch, und selbst Eselhalter seufzen: Manchmal ist es schwer, die Eigenwilligkeit des Esels als besonderen Charme zu akzeptieren. Wer die Geschichten dieses Buches liest, wird die originellen Langohren besser kennen lernen, die sich auf ihre eigene, mitunter recht schelmische artwork in jeder state of affairs zurechtfinden. Der Leser wird oft schmunzeln, immer wieder staunen oder gelegentlich tiefes Mitleid, vielleicht sogar Schadenfreude mit dem Eselführer verspüren. Der Faszination dieser Tiere wird er sich jedoch kaum entziehen können. Er wird eintauchen in eine Welt, in der es keine Hektik gibt und die seinen Blick für das Wesentliche schärft. So ist es nicht verwunderlich, wenn manch einer am Ende der Lektüre mit einstimmt: "Echt cool, diese Esel!"

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Download The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity, and the Natural by Alison Hawthorne Deming,Lauret E. Savoy PDF

By Alison Hawthorne Deming,Lauret E. Savoy

From African American to Asian American, indigenous to immigrant, "multiracial" to "mixedblood," the range of cultures during this global is matched purely by means of the range of news explaining our cultural origins: tales of construction and destruction, displacement and heartbreak, desire and secret. With writing from Jamaica Kincaid at the fallacies of nationwide myths, Yusef Komunyakaa connecting the poisonous legacy of his place of origin, Bogalusa, l. a., to a blind religion in capitalism, and bell hooks pertaining to the quashing of multiculturalism to the destruction of nature that's thought of "unpredictable" — among greater than 35 different examinations of the connection among tradition and nature — this assortment issues towards the difficulty of ignoring our cultural background, but in addition unearths how establishing our eyes and our minds could offer a extra livable future.

Contributors: Elmaz Abinader, religion Adiele, Francisco X. Alarcón, Fred Arroyo, Kimberly Blaeser, Joseph Bruchac, Robert D. Bullard, Debra Kang Dean, Camille Dungy, Nikky Finney, Ray Gonzalez, Kimiko Hahn, bell hooks, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, Pualani Kanaka‘ole Kanahele, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Jamaica Kincaid, Yusef Komunyakaa, J. Drew Lanham, David Mas Masumoto, Maria Melendez, Thyllias Moss, Gary Paul Nabhan, Nalini Nadkarni, Melissa Nelson, Jennifer Oladipo, Louis Owens, Enrique Salmon, Aileen Suzara, A. J. Verdelle, Gerald Vizenor, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Al younger, Ofelia Zepeda

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Download Beyond the Aspen Grove by Ann Zwinger PDF

By Ann Zwinger

The Colorado Rockies are Ann Zwingers topic in prose and drawing. There, 8,300 toes above sea point, summer time is brief and wintry weather lengthy and infrequently harsh; it's a position the place a lot of lifestyles exists at the margin. In stable years the grasses are lush; in undesirable years, even the mice starve. however it is a land the Zwingers have lovingly explored and recorded, cautious to not disrupt the stability of the land, the connection of plant to animal and of every to its environment.

These 40 acres, referred to as consistent Friendship after the Maryland land her ancestor settled within the early 1730s, are "a position of all seasons, for even in iciness there's a promise of spring, and in spring the foretaste of summer time. The white of snow turns into the white of summer season clouds, the resonant eco-friendly of spruce turns into the golf green head of drake mallard the following a part of every one season is contained in each other."

In appealing and straightforward language and with eighty illustrations, "Beyond the Aspen Grove" tells of meadow, lake, marsh and woodland, of algae and dragonflies, of deer and jays that dwell within the skinny transparent air of the mountain world.

"Ann Swingers "Beyond the Aspen Grove" takes us to the Montane region of Colorado (7,000 to 9,000 ft) to stroll her land along with her, to savour the vast number of existence to be chanced on there, above and lower than flooring, in its streams, meadows, less than the skin of a lake and between its groves of aspen and Ponderosa pine. The e-book is a compendium of knowledge, packed densely with meat like a wealthy nut [a] paintings of affection that also is a piece of technological know-how and a piece of art." may well Sarton in "The ny occasions ebook Review"

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Download Teaching About Place: Learning From The Land by Laird Christensen,Hal Crimmel-Eds PDF

By Laird Christensen,Hal Crimmel-Eds

The 16 essays during this anthology describe the perform of educating approximately position, with the objective of inspiring educators in addition to different readers to find the price of shut research in their personal locations. The individuals speak about areas from the barren region river canyons of the yank West, to the bayous of Texas, to flora and fauna refuges at the Atlantic Coast, to New England’s forests and river, and again to the wildland-urban interface in suburban Southern California. <br> those essays show broader classes in regards to the chances and barriers that include instructing approximately position and inhabiting our personal areas open air the school room. members comprise: Ann Zwinger, Bradley John Monsma, SueEllen Campbell, Terrell Dixon, and John Elder.<br> <br>

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Download Ship Stability for Masters and Mates by Bryan Barrass,D R, Capt Derrett PDF

By Bryan Barrass,D R, Capt Derrett

knowing send balance is necessary for all maritime scholars or pros who're learning for a deck or engineering certificates of competency, or looking advertising to a better rank inside any department of the service provider marine or army. The 6th variation of the now vintage 'Ship balance' offers a complete creation to all features of send balance and send energy, squat, interplay and trim, fabrics stresses and forces.

* The marketplace prime send balance textual content, established at sea and on shore
* New content material inclues assurance of now-mandatory double-skin tankers and speedy ferries
* Meets STCW (Standards of teaching, Certification & Watchkeeping) standards and contains self-examination fabric: crucial analyzing for pros and scholars alike

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Download Offshore Pioneers: Brown & Root and the History of Offshore by Joseph A. Pratt,Tyler Priest,Christopher J. Castaneda PDF

By Joseph A. Pratt,Tyler Priest,Christopher J. Castaneda

Fifty years in the past, in November 1947, Brown & Root helped Kerr-McGee construct the 1st out-of-sight-land offshore platform that produced oil. The date is largely celebrated because the beginning of the fashionable offshore undefined. within the years on the grounds that this old celebration, Brown & Root has endured to pioneer within the layout and building of offshore pipelines and structures. in addition to the remainder of the offshore undefined, the corporate has helped advance know-how able to find and generating oil in deepwater and in harsh environments round the world.

This historical past places a human face at the technique of technological switch. utilizing the phrases of a lot of those that took half in Brown & Root's offshore actions, this publication recounts their efforts to discover sensible how you can get better offshore oil. construction on classes realized within the Gulf of Mexico earlier than and after international warfare II, the company's team of workers tailored offshore applied sciences to stipulations encountered in Venezuela, the center East, Alaska, and different areas prior to turning into one of many first engineering and development businesses to confront the problem of North Sea improvement within the 1960's.

Through instances of growth and bust within the oil undefined, the quest for potent expertise had persisted. the method has now not consistently been gentle, however the effects were notable. As we input a brand new and intriguing period in offshore know-how, the historical past of the 1st fifty years of the presents an invaluable context for knowing present and destiny events.

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