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A booklet to provide guidance for local stakeholders, managers and policy makers on appropriate management approaches for coral reefs that have been severely degraded through bleaching or other causes. The widespread bleaching event in the Western Indian Ocean in 1998-9 provides a general case study that will result in recommendations of value to reef managers in all regions.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Susie Westmacott
Publisher: IUCN
Release: 2000-01-01
File: 36 Pages
ISBN-13: 9782831705453

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Our environment has been greatly damaged due to pollution and over exploitation of natural resources by human beings. All the natural ecosystems have been damaged to a great extent. Restoration of these damages is becoming a priority and of environmental interest. Science and technology of restoration ecology is rapidly evolving. Restoration requires a holistic approach. Restoration technology is now available to redirect the damaged ecosystems to their near natural integrity. In this context, this book is the first of its kind in reviewing the different approaches undertaken to restore various damaged ecosystems. Scientists currently working in this field have contributed their work in the form of reviews, site-specific case studies, technology for bioremediation and biodegradation. The book will provide first hand information in this currently expanding field and will be helpful to biologists, environmental scientists, engineers, wastewater treatment experts, microbiologists and all those interested in the conservation and management of the environment.

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Genre: Nature
Author: B. C. Rana
Publisher: World Scientific
Release: 1998
File: 313 Pages
ISBN-13: 9810231741

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Genre: Buildings
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Publisher: FEMA
Release: 1999
File: 65 Pages
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Built on a strong foundation in restoration ecology, this unique handbook provides practitioners, academics, and managers with vital tools needed to plan for ecosystem conservation, to restore degraded ecosystems, to make cost-effective restoration decisions, and to understand important legal issues. Rehabilitation of Damaged Ecosystems, Second Edition boasts three completely new chapters and five major chapter revisions. Coastal wetlands restoration, watershed rehabilitation and management, mined land reclamation, revegetation of disturbed ecosystems, and river and stream restoration are only a few of the critical topics explored in this timely reference handbook. This Second Edition provides valuable, reliable data as well as practical methods and techniques for the ongoing fight to protect natural resources and restore damaged ecosystems.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: John Cairns, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 1994-12-27
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 1566700434

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Hilde Lindemann Nelson focuses on the stories of groups of people--including Gypsies, mothers, nurses, and transsexuals--whose identities have been defined by those with the power to speak for them and to constrain the scope of their actions. By placing their stories side by side with narratives about the groups in question, Nelson arrives at some important insights regarding the nature of identity. She regards personal identity as consisting not only of how people view themselves but also of how others view them. These perceptions combine to shape the person's field of action. If a dominant group constructs the identities of certain people through socially shared narratives that mark them as morally subnormal, those who bear the damaged identity cannot exercise their moral agency freely. Nelson identifies two kinds of damage inflicted on identities by abusive group relations: one kind deprives individuals of important social goods, and the other deprives them of self-respect. To intervene in the production of either kind of damage, Nelson develops the counterstory, a strategy of resistance that allows the identity to be narratively repaired and so restores the person to full membership in the social and moral community. By attending to the power dynamics that constrict agency, Damaged Identities, Narrative Repair augments the narrative approaches of ethicists such as Alasdair MacIntyre, Martha Nussbaum, Richard Rorty, and Charles Taylor. --Sara Ruddick, author of Maternal Thinking: Toward a Politics of Peace "Feminist Academic Press"

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Hilde Lindemann Nelson
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Release: 2001
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 0801487404

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This volume is the second in a new series of pro The task carried out through the collaboration of ceedings covering the official scientific meetings of the neurosurgeons and specialists in neurorehabilitation Neurorehabilitation Committee of the World Federa cannot be viewed simply as a restoration of function or tion of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS). The first reconstruction of structure. Recent advances in neu scientific meeting of the WFNS Neurorehabilitation roimaging techniques have begun to demonstrate that Committee was held successfully in Munster, Ger it involves extensive functional and structural reorga many, in 2000 under the auspices of Professor Klaus nization of neural networks within the brain and R. H. von Wild. The proceedings of that meeting probably the spinal cord. On this basis, we felt that it (Functional Rehabilitation in Neurosurgery and Neu might be more appropriate to refer to such activities as rotraumatology) were published as a supplement to re-engineering of the damaged brain and spinal cord. Acta Neurochirurgica (volume 79, 2001). This first In order to encapsulate such a concept, the second scientific meeting highlighted the important role scientific meeting was entitled the Second Interna played by neurosurgeons in neurorehabilitation be tional Symposium on Neurosurgical Re-engineering of at an early period after brain or spinal cord the Damaged Brain and Spinal Cord (NRDBS'02). ginning damage.

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Genre: Medical
Author: Yoichi Katayama
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2003-08-28
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 3211009205

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The scope of this book is based on the keynote lectures delivered during the Inter national Symposium on Anisotropic Behaviour of Damaged Materials ABDM, held in Krakow-Przegorzaiy, Poland, September 9-11, 2002. The Symposium was organized by the Solid Mechanics Division of the Institute of Mechanics and Machine Design - Cracow University of Technology, under aus pices of the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cracow University of Technology, Prof. S. Michalowski. The Co-organizers of the ABDM Symposium were: • Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, • Centre of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Structures AMAS at the In stitute of Fundamental Technological Research of the Polish Academy of Sci ences, Warsaw, • Committee of Mechanics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Ten chapters of this book in their present form essentially exceed lectures de livered at the Symposium. They should rather be read as not only author's recent achievements in the field, but also the state of art and synthesis done by the lead ers in the mechanics community. The mixed formula of the Symposium, namely: the invited lectures and presentations of the original papers by the participants was used. 23 original papers, published in the Symposium Proceedings on CD, exhaust the full scope of the ABDM Symposium. The present book provides a survey of various damage models focusing on the damage response in anisotropic materials as well as damage-induced anisotropy.

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Genre: Mathematics
Author: Jacek J. Skrzypek
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release: 2012-11-27
File: 366 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783540364184

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Destiny is young, beautiful and any man’s fantasy, but Destiny feels as if she is damaged. Forced into marrying a local dope boy name Black at the age of fourteen and entering a life of drugs, abuse and the mob, Destiny fears for her life. Destiny starts to secretly get her life on track behind her sadistic husband’s back when she reunites with Rico a handsome confident man who helps her to escape her husband’s brutality. But is Rico the man who will take her away from a life of crime? Destiny becomes involved with a mysterious detective who is shamelessly falling in love with her, but can she deny her feelings for the man who helped her escape the hands of her vicious husband or is love staring her right in the face. Destiny will soon realize both of these men are important and may be the only ones able to save her from Black in the end.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Syreeta Davis
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release: 2010-01-30
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781450009638

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Genre: Douglas fir
Author: James W. Edgren
Publisher:
Release: 1970
File: 6 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951D02995482X

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With climate change and the development of property on flood plains, the flooding of buildings has become a considerable problem, both for property owners and their insurers. This book, based on extensive research, provides guidance on how to assess and repair flood damaged properties.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: David G. Proverbs
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2008-04-15
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781405148061

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