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Great rivers of the world

Great rivers of the world

  • Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 448
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Examines the rivers of the world, their ecology, and the people who live near them.

The Amazon

The Amazon

  • Author: Roger Harris,Peter Hutchison
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 9781841621739
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 406
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This new edition has been completely revised with updated information on hotels, lodges and tour operators. It contains a detailed and illustrated natural history section on native species and habitats. The Amazon is an ideal location for eco-travellers, naturalists, sports enthusiasts and explorers. Travellers are given sound advice on responsible travel and planning their own expedition.

History

History

An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice

  • Author: Peter Claus,John Marriott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317866088
  • Category: History
  • Page: 488
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Why should history students care about theory? What relevance does it have to the "proper" role of the historian? Historiography and historical theory are often perceived as complex subjects, which many history students find frustrating and difficult. Philosophical approaches, postmodernism, anthropology, feminism or Marxism can seem arcane and abstract and students often struggle to apply these ideas in practice. Starting from the premise that historical theory and historiography are fascinating and exciting topics to study, Claus and Marriott guide the student through the various historical theories and approaches in a balanced, comprehensive and engaging way. Packed with intriguing anecdotes from all periods of history and supported by primary extracts from original historical writings, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice is the student-friendly text which demystifies the subject with clarity and verve. Key features - Written in a clear and witty way. Presents a balanced view of the subject, rather than the polemical view of one historian. Comprehensive - covers the whole range of topics taught on historiography and historical theory courses in suitable depth. Full of examples from different historical approaches - from social, cultural and political history to gender, economic and world history Covers a wide chronological breadth of examples from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twentieth century. Shows how students can engage with the theories covered in each chapter and apply them to their own studies via the "In Practice" feature at the end of each chapter. Includes "Discussion Documents" - numerous extracts from the primary historiographical texts for students to read and reflect upon.

The Value of Water in a Drying Climate

The Value of Water in a Drying Climate

  • Author: Tor Hundloe,Christine Crawford
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 0643106642
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1636
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Are we making the best use of water? How do we judge this? Are there trade-offs between upstream and downstream water use? What are these and how are they resolved? Disputes over water allocations are, second to climate change, the dominant environmental and public policy issues of the present era. We are called upon to resolve such controversies using the principles of sustainable development, which integrates ecology, economics and ethics. This timely book establishes a template for all types of resource allocation disputes, whether in Australia or overseas. An expert team of ecologists, economists and sustainability experts spent three years interviewing people in the Little Swanport catchment, seeking answers to the optimal allocation of water on the Tasmanian East Coast. The hinterland of this area produces some of the most valuable merino wool in the world, the estuary grows mouth-watering oysters, and much of the land is in near-pristine condition, providing very valuable biodiversity resources. The book is written in an easy-to-read style and gradually evolves to become the story of everyday life of one small Australian catchment. It is about people living in rural settings in the upper catchment with soils and rainfall suitable for farming; people residing in coastal settlements in the lower catchment; people working and relaxing in the estuary where fishing and aquaculture occur; and people and their business in adjacent towns.

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind

  • Author: The New York Times
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1429950854
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1376
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A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.

The Indian Empire

The Indian Empire

Its People, History and Products

  • Author: W.W. Hunter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136383085
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 788
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Ganges Water Diversion

The Ganges Water Diversion

Environmental Effects and Implications

  • Author: Ema. Manirula Kadera Mirja,M. Monirul Qader Mirza
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402024800
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 364
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This book presents multi-disciplinary analyses of the environmental effects and implications in Bangladesh and India of the Ganges water diversion. The analyses demonstrate that the downstream part of the Ganges River basin in Bangladesh, which has a sensitive ecosystem, has become very vulnerable to water diversion and as a result it has caused significant damage to many economic sectors and ecosystems. Areas upstream of the Farakka Barrage in India have become more vulnerable to floods and riverbank erosion. The Kolkata Port has marginally benefited from the water diversion. In the Hooghly River estuary, populations of flora and fauna have thrived. In the downstream areas of Bangladesh costly adaptation measures have been adopted and in many cases damages are irreparable. A regional cooperative framework is presented to foster water resources and environmental development in the Ganges River basin.

Μικροκοσμος. A little description of the Great World. Augmented and revised. L.P.

Μικροκοσμος. A little description of the Great World. Augmented and revised. L.P.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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India: The Ancient Past

India: The Ancient Past

A History of the Indian Sub-Continent from c. 7000 BC to AD 1200

  • Author: Burjor Avari
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134251610
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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This carefully crafted study presents the fascinating story of the development and establishment of India’s culture and civilization from early pre-history through to the early second millennium. Encompassing topics such as the Harappan Civilization, the rise of Hindu culture, the influx of Islam in the eighth and the eleventh/twelfth centuries and key empires, states and dynasties, India: The Ancient Past engages with methodological and controversial issues. Key features of this illustrated guide include: a range of maps illustrating different temporal and geographical regions selected source extracts at the end of each chapter, for review and reflection questions for discussion. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the political, spiritual, cultural and geographical history of India, making it an enriching read for anyone with an interest in this captivating period of history.

Pocket Rough Guide Rome

Pocket Rough Guide Rome

  • Author: Martin Dunford
  • Publisher: Rough Guides UK
  • ISBN: 1409324184
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 208
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The best Rome has to offer, Pocket Rough Guide Rome is your essential guide to Italy's capital, with the all the key sights, restaurants, shops and bars. Whether you have an afternoon or a few days at your disposal, our itineraries help you plan your trip, and the Best of section picks out the Roman highlights you won't want to miss, from the Galleria Borghese's dazzling art collection to vertiginous views from St Peter's dome. Divided by area for easy navigation, the Places section is written in Rough Guide's trademark honest and informative style, with listings of the must-see sights and our pick of the places to eat, drink and dance, from tucked-away trattorias to the perfect aperitivo bars to kick off a night out. Make the most of your time with the Pocket Rough Guide Rome. Now available in ePub format.