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Cape Earth is yet another day-by-day account of an expedition made by Brian (of Brahmaputra fame), together with his wife, Sandra, this time to the ten-island archipelago of Cape Verde. It follows the same format as the preceding books in the series in that it weaves together an informative, factual account of this mid-Atlantic nation with Brian’s irreverent provocative commentary on its culture, its history and its place in the world. However, Cape Verde is like no other country on the planet, and this book consequently is like no other in the series. The book describes the couple’s travels to the main island of the archipelago, Santiago, their visit to the ‘desert island’ of Boa Vista, and then their visit to the ‘holiday island’ of Sal. It therefore provides an insight into the pressures posed by the population and ‘development’ in three very different situations, to say nothing of further insights into such matters as the impact of an incessant wind, the behaviour of husbands when their ambitious driving plans lead them and their wives into perilous situations, and the difficulties endured by these husbands when they are unable to synchronise the arrival of hotel food with a bottle of wine. It is the fouth book in David’s seven-part series that details Brian and Sandra’s travels to Assam, Syria, Borneo, Cape Verde, Namibia/Botswana and Morocco – and in due course, Zambia.

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Genre : Travel
Author : David Fletcher
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release : 2013-08-01
File : 170 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781783060405

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Genre : Natural resources
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Release : 1975
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OSU:32435052864824

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Genre : Cape of Good Hope (South Africa)
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Release : 1881-10
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:590201506

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Soil contamination...public lands...surface and groundwater pollution...coastal erosion...global warming. Have we reached the limits of this planet's ability to provide for us? If so, what can we do about it? These vital questions are addressed by Jill Schneiderman in The Earth Around Us, a unique collection of thirty-one essays by a diverse array of today's foremost scientist-writers. Sharing an ability to communicate science in a clear and engaging fashion, the contributors explore Earth's history and processes--especially in relation to today's environmental issues--and show how we, as members of a global community, can help maintain a livable planet. The narratives in this collection are organized into seven parts that describe: - Earth's time and history and the place of people in it - Views of nature and the ethics behind our conduct on Earth - Resources for the twenty-first century, such as public lands, healthy forests and soils, clean ground and surface waters, and fluctuating coastlines - Ill-informed local manipulations of landscapes across the United States - Innovative solutions to environmental problems that arise from knowledge of the interactions between living things and the Earth's air, water, and soil - Natural and human-induced global scale perturbations to the earth system - Our responsibility to people and all other organisms that live on Earth Never before has such a widely experienced group of prominent earth scientists been brought together to help readers understand how earth systems function to produce our physical and biological environment. Driven by the belief that earth science is, and should be, an integral part of everyday life, The Earth Around Us empowers all of us to play a more educated and active part in the search for a sustainable future for people and other living things on our planet.

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Genre : Science
Author : Jill Schneiderman
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2000-03-27
File : 250 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781466814431

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Genre : Geography
Author : Elisée Reclus
Publisher :
Release : 1893
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : MSU:31293023298387

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Genre : Geology
Author : Saul Dubow
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Release : 2002
File : 17 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105111327370

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Genre : Canada
Author : Elisée Reclus
Publisher :
Release : 1893
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:HNSZGU

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Fire plays a key role in Earth system processes. Wildfiresinfluence the carbon cycle and the nutrient balance of our planet,and may even play a role in regulating the oxygen content of ouratmosphere. The evolutionary history of plants has been intimatelytied to fire and this in part explains the distribution of ourecosystems and their ability to withstand the effects of naturalfires today. Fire Phenomena and the Earth System brings together thevarious subdisciplines within fire science to provide a synthesisof our understanding of the role of wildfire in the Earth system.The book shows how knowledge of fire phenomena and the nature ofcombustion of natural fuels can be used to understand modernwildfires, interpret fire events in the geological record and tounderstand the role of fire in a variety of Earth system processes.By bringing together chapters written by leading internationalresearchers from a range of geological, environmental, chemical andengineering disciplines, the book will stimulate the exchange ofideas and knowledge across these subject areas. Fire Phenomenaand the Earth System provides a truly interdisciplinary guidethat can inform us about Earth’s past, present andbeyond. Readership: Advanced students and researchers across awide range of earth, environmental and life sciences, includingbiogeochemistry, paleoclimatology, atmospheric science,palaeontology and paleoecology, combustion science, ecology andforestry.

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Genre : Science
Author : Claire M. Belcher
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-04-08
File : 352 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781118529560

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Author : Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
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Release : 1979
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : UCAL:B5249102

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Genre : Earth (Planet)
Author : Henry James Goudey
Publisher :
Release : 1930
File : 145 Pages
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:HNYGRS

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