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Water in Plain Sight

Water in Plain Sight

Hope for a Thirsty World

  • Author: Judith Schwartz
  • Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
  • ISBN: 1603589163
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Water scarcity is on everyone's mind. Long taken for granted, water availability has become dependent on economics, politics, and people's food and lifestyle choices. But as anxiety mounts--and even as a swath of California farmland has been left fallow, and extremist groups worldwide exploit the desperation of people losing livelihoods to desertification--many are finding new routes to water security with key implications for food access, economic resilience, and climate change. Water does not perish, nor does it require millions of years to form as do fossil fuels. However water is always on the move and we must learn to work with its natural movement. In this timely, important book, Judith D. Schwartz presents a refreshing perspective on water that transcends zero-sum thinking. By allying with the water cycle, we can revive lush, productive landscapes, like the river in rural Zimbabwe that now flows miles further than it has in living memory thanks to restorative grazing; the fruit-filled food forest in Tucson, Arizona, grown by harvesting urban wastewater; or the mini-oasis in West Texas nourished by dew. Animated by stories from around the globe, Water In Plain Sight is an inspiring reminder that fixing the future of our drying planet involves understanding what makes natural systems thrive.

Replenish

Replenish

The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

  • Author: Sandra Postel
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • ISBN: 161091791X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and other feats of engineering.These massive projects not only are risky financially and environmentally, they often threaten social and political stability. What if the answer was not further control of the water cycle, but repair and replenishment? Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature'srhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops toreduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities” are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherservices nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift,the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?

Lifelong Learning and Education in Healthy and Sustainable Cities

Lifelong Learning and Education in Healthy and Sustainable Cities

  • Author: U.M. Azeiteiro,M. AKERMAN,W. Leal Filho,A.F.F. Setti,L.L. Brandli
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 331969474X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 635
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This book presents essential insights into lifelong learning and education in healthy and sustainable cities, providing a basis for strategies to help achieve the 2030 Agenda sustainable development and health promotion goals. The interface between environment, health and lifelong learning is fundamental to attaining these goals, and as such, the book gathers interdisciplinary reflections from researchers, educators and other experts concerning the links between environmental quality, human health, human education and well-being, and addressing inequality, unplanned urbanization, migration, lifestyles, and consumption and production patterns. Topics include: Urban planning to address inequality in health and urban poverty; Healthy cities and healthy environments; Governance for sustainable development; Social determinants of health oriented on sustainable development goals; Education and lifelong learning for sustainability; Energy security, access and efficiency; Sustainable cities, buildings and infrastructure.

Buchanan's Journal of Man

Buchanan's Journal of Man

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Phrenology
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The Poets and Poetry of America

The Poets and Poetry of America

  • Author: Rufus Wilmot Griswold
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American poetry
  • Page: 622
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The Return of the King

The Return of the King

Being the Third Part of the Lord of the Rings

  • Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 054795204X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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The third volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them As the Shadow of Mordor grows across the land, the Companions of the Ring have become involved in separate adventures. Aragorn, revealed as the hidden heir of the ancient Kings of the West, has joined with the Riders of Rohan against the forces of Isengard, and takes part in the desperate victory of the Hornburg. Merry and Pippin, captured by Orcs, escape into Fangorn Forest and there encounter the Ents. Gandalf has miraculously returned and defeated the evil wizard, Saruman. Sam has left his master for dead after a battle with the giant spider, Shelob; but Frodo is still alive—now in the foul hands of the Orcs. And all the while the armies of the Dark Lord are massing as the One Ring draws ever nearer to the Cracks of Doom. “A triumphant close . . . a grand piece of work, grand in both conception and execution. An astonishing imaginative tour de force.” – Daily Telegraph Includes the complete appendices and index for The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Complete Set 1)

Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Complete Set 1)

  • Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0755387570
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 131
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The greatest detective of them all is back... 'There's the scarlet thread of murder running through the colourless skein of life, and our duty is to unravel it, and isolate it, and expose every inch of it'. Arriving in the wilderness of London Dr John Watson finds himself lodging at 221b Baker Street with one Sherlock Holmes. A corpse has been discovered and scrawled in blood across the walls is the word RACHE - revenge. Watson, is baffled by the case but for Holmes the game is afoot...

The Churchman

The Churchman

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Church history
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The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News

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  • Category: London (England)
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Good words

Good words

1865

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