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Facing the Wind

Facing the Wind

A True Story of Tragedy and Reconciliation

  • Author: Julie Salamon
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9780375507014
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
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Robert and Mary Rowe’s second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes’ courageous response to adversity set an example for a group of Brooklyn mothers who met to discuss the challenges of raising children with birth defects. Then Bob Rowe’s pressures — professional and personal — took their toll, and he fell into depression and, ultimately delusion. And one day he took a baseball bat and killed his three children and his wife. In Facing the Wind, Julie Salamon not only tells the Rowes’ tragic story but also explores the lives of others drawn into it: the mothers, a social worker with problems of her own, an ocularist — that is, a man who makes prosthetic eyes — a young woman who enters the novitiate out of shame over her childhood sexual activities, and a judge of unusual wisdom. Facing the Wind is a work of redemptive compassion and understanding. It addresses the questions of how human beings cope with the burdens that chance inflicts upon them and what constitutes moral and legal guilt and innocence.

Facing the Wind

Facing the Wind

The Life and Letters of Isobel, Marchioness of Graham

  • Author: Lady Fiona Hannon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780952696117
  • Category:
  • Page: 208
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Greenhouses and Shelter Structures for Tropical Regions

Greenhouses and Shelter Structures for Tropical Regions

  • Author: Chr. von Zabeltitz,Wilfried O. Baudoin
  • Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
  • ISBN: 9789251043868
  • Category: Agriculture
  • Page: 122
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Wind Power of the Future

Wind Power of the Future

New Ways of Turning Wind Into Energy

  • Author: Betsy Dru Tecco
  • Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780823936656
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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People have long used wind to create energy on a small scale. Today's inventors and engineers have built a variety of windmills and state-of-the-art machines called wind turbines that take the flow of the wind and turn it into energy we can use for large-scale, practical purposes. Readers will love reading about these fascinating projects.

Instant Wind Forecasting

Instant Wind Forecasting

  • Author: Alan Watts
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408198975
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 120
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Instant Wind Forecasting is a quick reference guide for all who work or play outdoors whether dinghy, coastal or offshore sailors, fishermen, motorboaters, farmers, golfers, walkers or pilots. It will help them make meaningful predictions based on the look of the sky and the feel of the day. This book is the perfect companion to Alan Watt's international bestseller Instant Weather Forecasting and his latest book Instant Storm Forecasting. Its easily accessible format and revolutionary presentation has established the author's reputation as a layman's meteorologist. 'Still the best book of its kind around' All At Sea 'Worthwhile having either at home or on board' The Gaffers Log

The Beautiful Catastrophe of Wind

The Beautiful Catastrophe of Wind

  • Author: Roger Theodoredis
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595505902
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 332
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No one ever chooses to stop at Black Rock Mesa, it's too desolate. The brutal wind, ever-present and temperamental, tests the willpower of the most stalwart residents. So, when a mysterious woman impulsively disembarks from a bus and gets blown into the town's general store, her presence causes quite a stir. She says little, but her Asian features earn her the nickname "Tokyo." Deciding to stay in town, she reveals little about her past, and is comforted to find little is asked. Slowly she comes to see that Black Rock is not like other towns -- due to the wind, everything, even time, works a bit differently. Black Rock, she learns, was founded by three prospectors looking for gold -- Noah, Shlomo and Apie. Noah, the most charismatic of the three, attracted quarrymen to this unforgiving place to tirelessly chip and haul the slate down from the mesa. But the big gaps left in the stories of the past hint to Tokyo that the town folk have secrets bigger than her own. No one is talking, not even the man Tokyo takes up with, Luke, Noah's son. This reticence suits Tokyo just fine, until one day a strange man shows up in Black Rock with revelations. Ultimately, no secret is immune.

Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy

Onshore and Offshore Wind Energy

An Introduction

  • Author: Paul A. Lynn
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119961424
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 240
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A highly accessible and authoritative account of wind energy’s scientific background, current technology, and international status, with an emphasis on large turbines and wind farms, both onshore and offshore Topics covered include: a brief history of wind energy the nature of the wind turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, and electrics wind farms offshore opportunities and challenges grid integration of wind energy economic and environmental aspects Whilst intellectually rigorous, this is not an academic treatise. Key equations are fully discussed, providing essential theoretical background. The text is supported by copious illustrations and about 50 inspiring full-colour photographs from around the world. This book is aimed at a wide readership including professionals, policy makers and employees in the energy sector in need of a basic appreciation of the underlying principles of wind energy or a quick update. Its style and level will also appeal to second and third year undergraduate and postgraduate students of renewable and wind energy, energy systems and electrical/electronic engineering. It also gives a concise account of the technology for the large and growing number of people who are interested in onshore and offshore wind farms and the contribution they are making to carbon-free electricity generation in the 21st century.

Introduction to Wind Energy Systems

Introduction to Wind Energy Systems

Basics, Technology and Operation

  • Author: Hermann-Josef Wagner,Jyotirmay Mathur
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783642020230
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 87
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Authors have tried to strike a balance between a short book chapter and a very detailed book for subject experts. There were three prime reasons behind doing so: first, the field is quite interdisciplinary and requires simplified presentation for a person from non-parent discipline. Second reason for this short-version of a full book is that both the authors have seen students and technically oriented people, searching for this type of book on wind energy. Third reason and motivation was considering engineers who are starting their career in wind industry. This book is targeted to present a good starting background to such professionals.

The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

  • Author: Ralph Bagnold
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9400956827
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 265
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THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM THIS book results from an attempt to explain on a basis of experimental physics some of the many strange phenomena produced by the natural movement of sand over the dry land of the Earth. The subject is but one aspect of a far wider problem which is still very imperfectly grasped-the transport of solid particles of any kind by fluids in general. Here the difficulty has been, and still is, that no one branch of science has attempted to deal with the problem as a whole, or to co-ordinate the vast amount of piecemeal work by students of different outlook in many unrelated fields. The carriage of silt by rivers has received a great deal of attention from engineers. But owing to the difficulties of direct measurement, to the expense and labour of conducting full-scale experiments, and to a failure to find agreement as to the basic quantities upon which a theoretical edifice may be built, the published results are far from satisfactory. Little has emerged except empirical formulae; and these are rarely capable of reliable application to conditions other than those under which they were evolved. The drifting of snow is of direct interest to transport authorities in many countries, to meteorologists engaged in the study of rainfall, to ski-runners and to mountaineers. Yet no means has been found whereby the precipitation can be gauged, or the rate of drift related to the strength of the wind.

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

Fourth Edition

  • Author: John Rousmaniere
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451650248
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 416
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Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing. Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship has set the standard by which other books on sailing are measured. Used throughout America as a textbook in sailing schools and Power Squadrons, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship thoroughly and clearly covers the fundamental and advanced skills of modern sailing. This edition of Annapolis is a major overhaul. Over half the book has been revised; old topics and features have been updated, and many new ones have been introduced. The design has been modernized, and many color illustrations have been added. As big and detailed as Annapolis is, the wealth of technical information (including dozens of step-by-step instructions) is presented here in a way that is uniquely readable; it's both useful and easy to use. This is because John Rousmaniere and artist Mark Smith bring to Annapolis decades of experience both as sailors and as professional communicators. Annapolis emphasizes the standard skills and proven methods that eliminate error and confusion, ensure security in emergencies, and allow every sailor more time for enjoyment on the water. Much has changed on the water since 1983 when this book was originally published. Black buoys are now green, the Global Positioning Satellite navigation system (GPS) is almost universally used, new types of anchors and sails have appeared, safety skills and gear are vastly improved, many more women are commanding boats, and catamarans and trimarans are common where only monohulls used to sail. But for all these modern developments, the basic skills and spirit of sailing have not changed at all. Sail trimming, keeping up steerageway, maintaining the dead reckoning plot, heaving-to -- these fundamentals are as important now as ever and receive much attention here. Among the innovations in this edition are: * Basic skills in early chapters: Fundamental sailing and boat-handling skills and gear, which are introduced in chapters 1, 2, and 3. * "Hands On" segments: Three dozen special sections, each devoted to a particular seamanship problem and an expert solution. * More how-to tips: Additional rules of thumb that guide a crew quickly and successfully through seamanship problems. * New coverage of multihulls: Advice on evaluating, anchoring, and handling catamarans and trimarans under sail (including in storms). * More on emergencies: New material on emergencies, safety, and heavy-weather sailing, including a section on preparing a docked boat for a hurricane. * Equipment updates: Expanded coverage of the use and care of modern gear and hardware, including radar, GPS, rescue devices, and asymmetrical spinnakers. * Terminology: Full definition and illustration of major terms when they're first introduced, with alternative language provided in parentheses. * Gender: The use of feminine personal pronouns, which reflect the fact that more women are captaining and sailing boats than ever before. From navigation and seamanship to boat and gear maintenance, from pleasure cruising to heavy-weather sailing, here is the definitive, state-of-the-art guide that provides systematic step-by-step techniques to see you through every situation on deck and in the cockpit.