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Amani's River

By David Hartness
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 230
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Ten-year-old Aderito has been brought from the United States to the banks of a beautiful river in Homoine, Mozambique. There, he befriends a young girl named Victoria, and for a brief time, their childhood is promising. Soon, the violence that is raging across the country makes its way to Aderito’s doorstep, and both children are abducted by rebels and forced to learn the ways of trained killers in a war they barely understand. With only each other for support, Victoria and Aderito struggle to remain unnoticed among their peers. But the more Aderito kills, the more he needs killing, channeling all his rage into war and becoming a valuable weapon. And Victoria, growing older and prettier by the day, begins to attract unwanted attention from their captors. Caught in a battle that ravages villages and tears families apart, Aderito knows he cannot expect a happy ending. And yet he and Victoria make brave plans to escape—only to find themselves facing torments that no adult, let alone child, should ever have to face. As Mozambique struggles through its defining crisis, Aderito too must find a way to survive the childhood that will come to define him as a man.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 166412358X
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: nubia.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Nubia gives us a story of growth, struggle and overcoming personal odds. its relatable in every sense to modern times in a way that confirms that from ancient to current times the human struggle has been constant. it gives hope to us all that if pushed we will have the strength to push back and persevere.

Climate Vulnerability and Resilience in the Global South

By G. M. Monirul Alam,Michael O. Erdiaw-Kwasie,Gustavo J. Nagy,Walter Leal Filho
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030772594
  • Total of Pages : 553
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 896
  • Pdf File: climate-vulnerability-and-resilience-in-the-global-south.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides hands-on conceptual, theoretical, and case study discussions on vulnerability and resilience in the global south. This book covers the core of adaptation strategies in developing countries context in an easy-to-follow theoretical and empirical examples. This book shares contemporary approaches on vulnerability, adaptation strategies, and resilience, which aim to assist its targeted audience (academics, policymakers, and practitioners) to understand and make informed decisions in a wide variety of real-world resilience situations.

Plants of Central Asia - Plant Collection from China and Mongolia, Vol. 8c

By V I Grubov
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 148228023X
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 515
  • Pdf File: plants-of-central-asia-plant-collection-from-china-and-mongolia-vol-8c.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Based on a review of materials kept in the Herbarium of the Komarov Botanical Institute of St. Petersburg, Russia, this work is part of a series expected to be a 20-volume full taxonomic account of plants of the Central Asian floristic region of Mongolia and China. This volume is dedicated to the genus Astralagus L. of the family Leguminosae, cover

Drought and Water Crises

By Donald Wilhite,Roger S. Pulwarty
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351967525
  • Total of Pages : 582
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 154
  • Pdf File: drought-and-water-crises.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Over the past decade there have been extraordinary advances towards drought risk reduction with the development of new water-conserving technologies, and new tools for planning, vulnerability and impact assessment, mitigation, and policy. Drought and Water Crises: Integrating Science, Management, and Policy, Second Edition comprehensively captures this evolving progress as it discusses drought management in the light of present risks, global climate change and public policy actions. This new edition emphasizes the paradigm shift from managing disasters to managing risk, reflecting the global emphasis that has evolved in recent years, a new focus that shines light on preparedness strategies and the tools and methods that are essential in drought risk reduction. The book provides additional relevant case studies that integrate this new approach and discusses examples applied in both developed and developing countries.

Thrushes

By Peter Clement,Ren Hathway
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1408135426
  • Total of Pages : 464
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 402
  • Pdf File: thrushes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book is devoted to the 162 species of thrush, one of the most widespread and well-known families of birds in the world. Identification and distribution are fully covered and the description makes reference to all recognised races. All species of Turdidae thrushes are described and illustrated together with supplementary line drawings depicting aspects of shape an plumage. It contains 540 portraits illustrating adults, immatures and most of the distinctive races."

Pastoralism and Development in Africa

By Andy Catley,Jeremy Lind,Ian Scoones
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136255842
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 164
  • Pdf File: pastoralism-and-development-in-africa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Once again, the Horn of Africa has been in the headlines. And once again the news has been bad: drought, famine, conflict, hunger, suffering and death. The finger of blame has been pointed in numerous directions: to the changing climate, to environmental degradation, to overpopulation, to geopolitics and conflict, to aid agency failures, and more. But it is not all disaster and catastrophe. Many successful development efforts at ‘the margins’ often remain hidden, informal, sometimes illegal; and rarely in line with standard development prescriptions. If we shift our gaze from the capital cities to the regional centres and their hinterlands, then a very different perspective emerges. These are the places where pastoralists live. They have for centuries struggled with drought, conflict and famine. They are resourceful, entrepreneurial and innovative peoples. Yet they have been ignored and marginalised by the states that control their territory and the development agencies who are supposed to help them. This book argues that, while we should not ignore the profound difficulties of creating secure livelihoods in the Greater Horn of Africa, there is much to be learned from development successes, large and small. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars with an interest in development studies and human geography, with a particular emphasis on Africa. It will also appeal to development policy-makers and practitioners.

Water Purification

By Alexandru Grumezescu
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0128043717
  • Total of Pages : 772
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: water-purification.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Water Purification, a volume in the Nanotechnology in the Food Industry series, provides an in-depth review of the current technologies and emerging application of nanotechnology in drinking water purification, also presenting an overview of the common drinking water contaminants, such as heavy metals, organics, microorganisms, pharmaceuticals, and their occurrences in drinking water sources. As the global water crisis has motivated the industry to look for alternative water supplies, nanotechnology presents significant potential for utilizing previously unacceptable water sources. This books explores the practical methodologies for transforming water using nanotechnologies, and is a comprehensive reference to a wide audience of food science research professionals, professors, and students who are doing research in this field. Includes the most up-to-date information on nanotechnology applications and research methods for water purification and treatment Presents applications of nanotechnology and engineered nanomaterials in drinking water purification to improve efficiency and reduce cost Provides water purification research methods that are important to water quality, including precipitation, adsorption, membrane separation, and ion exchange Covers the potential risks of nanotechnology, such as the toxicological effects of engineered nanomaterials in water and how to minimize risks based on research studies

Nanomaterials and Plant Potential

By Azamal Husen,Muhammad Iqbal
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030055698
  • Total of Pages : 605
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 431
  • Pdf File: nanomaterials-and-plant-potential.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book discusses the latest developments in plant-mediated fabrication of metal and metal-oxide nanoparticles, and their characterization by using a variety of modern techniques. It explores in detail the application of nanoparticles in drug delivery, cancer treatment, catalysis, and as antimicrobial agent, antioxidant and the promoter of plant production and protection. Application of these nanoparticles in plant systems has started only recently and information is still scanty about their possible effects on plant growth and development. Accumulation and translocation of nanoparticles in plants, and the consequent growth response and stress modulation are not well understood. Plants exposed to these particles exhibit both positive and negative effects, depending on the concentration, size, and shape of the nanoparticles. The impact on plant growth and yield is often positive at lower concentrations and negative at higher ones. Exposure to some nanoparticles may improve the free-radical scavenging potential and antioxidant enzymatic activities in plants and alter the micro-RNAs expression that regulate the different morphological, physiological and metabolic processes in plant system, leading to improved plant growth and yields. The nanoparticles also carry out genetic reforms by efficient transfer of DNA or complete plastid genome into the respective plant genome due to their miniscule size and improved site-specific penetration. Moreover, controlled application of nanomaterials in the form of nanofertilizer offers a more synchronized nutrient fluidity with the uptake by the plant exposed, ensuring an increased nutrient availability. This book addresses these issues and many more. It covers fabrication of different/specific nanomaterials and their wide-range application in agriculture sector, encompassing the controlled release of nutrients, nutrient-use efficiency, genetic exchange, production of secondary metabolites, defense mechanisms, and the growth and productivity of plants exposed to different manufactured nanomaterials. The role of nanofertilizers and nano-biosensors for improving plant production and protection and the possible toxicities caused by certain nanomaterials, the aspects that are little explored by now, have also been generously elucidated.

The Theft of Sunlight

By Intisar Khanani
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062835769
  • Total of Pages : 475
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 339
  • Pdf File: the-theft-of-sunlight.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and Sorcery of Thorns, this exhilarating, page-turning fantasy will pull readers into a lush and stunning world where nothing—and no one—can be trusted. I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away from it. Children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her friend’s sister is snatched, Rae knows she can’t look away any longer—even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, where her country upbringing and clubfoot will only invite ridicule. Yet the court holds its share of surprises. There she discovers an ally in the foreign princess, who recruits her as an attendant. Armed with the princess’s support, Rae seeks answers in the dark city streets, finding unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges street thief with secrets of his own. But treachery runs deep, and the more Rae uncovers, the more she endangers the kingdom itself. Praise for Intisar Khanani’s Thorn: “Set in a dark and dangerous world. Well-written and dramatically told, teens will find much to love in a novel in which the princess grows to become a force to be reckoned with.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Khanani beautifully crafts Alyrra’s quiet but clear journey of self-definition." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)

Walking the Nile

By Levison Wood
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  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Book Code : 0802190685
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 815
  • Pdf File: walking-the-nile.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The explorer and author of Walking the Americas and Walking the Himalayas delivers “a bold travelogue, illuminating great swathes of modern Africa” (Kirkus Reviews). Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda—where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water—writer, photographer, and explorer Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the fabled river. He followed the Nile for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations—Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt—to the Mediterranean coast. Like his predecessors, Wood camped in the wild, foraged for food, and trudged through rainforest, swamp, savannah, and desert, enduring life-threatening conditions at every turn. He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, minefields, and more, becoming a local celebrity in Uganda, where a popular rap song was written about him, and a potential enemy of the state in South Sudan, where he found himself caught in a civil war and detained by the secret police. As well as recounting his triumphs, like escaping a charging hippo and staving off wild crocodiles, Wood’s gripping account recalls the loss of Matthew Power, a journalist who died suddenly from heat exhaustion during their trek. As Wood walks on, often joined by local guides who help him to navigate foreign languages and customs, Walking the Nile maps out African history and contemporary life. “Woods emerges as a dutiful and brave guide.”—Los Angeles Times “Many have attempted this holy grail of an expedition—so I admire Lev’s determination and courage to pull this off.”—Bear Grylls “A brilliant book.”—Financial Times

Forest Trees of South India

By S.G. Neginhal IFS
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  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Book Code : 1647606373
  • Total of Pages : 616
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 469
  • Pdf File: forest-trees-of-south-india.pdf

Book Short Summary:

• Contains descriptions of 988 Trees belonging to 87 families. • Has 568 pages, 255 black and white photographs and 193 line drawings of Trees. • Separate photographs provided for the Evergreen, Deciduous, Scrub and Mangrove Trees. • Sacred, Rare, Endemic, Ornamental, Fruit-bearing, Littoral Trees are tabulated. • Contains Maps of Forests of South India and Western and Eastern Ghats. • This book is brought out after a gap of more than a century after Bourdillon’s The Forest Trees of Travancore (1908). • The book is also equally useful wherever Tropical Evergreen, Deciduous and Scrub Forests exist in Peninsular India.