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Underground Rivers

By Richard J. Heggen
  • ISBN Code: : N.a
  • Publisher : Richard Heggen
  • Pages : 1552
  • Category : Science
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Underground rivers in science, history, the arts and any number of sightings elsewhere

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A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes

Cobra Strike

By Sigmund Brouwer
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  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 1551437252
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 844
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Ray stumbles on a deadly secret and it may cost him his best friend and his football future.

The International Law of Transboundary Groundwater Resources

By Gabriel Eckstein
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317551303
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 294
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This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of international law as it applies to transboundary groundwater resources and aquifers. The main focus is on recent developments and the emerging international law for transboundary aquifers as reflected in the practice of states and the work of the UN International Law Commission, UN Economic Commission for Europe, and International Law Association. The author takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter and provides the scientific hydro-geological underpinning for the application of law and policy to transboundary groundwater resources. He also addresses the growing global dependence on this hidden resource, as well as both the historical and scientific context for development of the law. The book provides case examples throughout to illustrate the various concepts and developments. These include more detailed examinations of the few existing transboundary aquifer agreements in operation, such as for aquifers between France and Switzerland and Jordan and Saudi Arabia, as well as aquifers in North Africa and in South America.

Water, Power and Identity

By Rutgerd Boelens
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317964047
  • Total of Pages : 366
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 537
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This book addresses two major issues in natural resource management and political ecology: the complex conflicting relationship between communities managing water on the ground and national/global policy-making institutions and elites; and how grassroots defend against encroachment, question the self-evidence of State-/market-based water governance, and confront coercive and participatory boundary policing (‘normal’ vs. ‘abnormal’). The book examines grassroots building of multi-layered water-rights territories, and State, market and expert networks’ vigorous efforts to reshape these water societies in their own image – seizing resources and/or aligning users, identities and rights systems within dominant frameworks. Distributive and cultural politics entwine. It is shown that attempts to modernize and normalize users through universalized water culture, ‘rational water use’ and de-politicized interventions deepen water security problems rather than alleviating them. However, social struggles negotiate and enforce water rights. User collectives challenge imposed water rights and identities, constructing new ones to strategically acquire water control autonomy and re-moralize their waterscapes. The author shows that battles for material control include the right to culturally define and politically organize water rights and territories. Andean illustrations from Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Chile, from peasant-indigenous life stories to international policy-making, highlight open and subsurface hydro-social networks. They reveal how water justice struggles are political projects against indifference, and that engaging in re-distributive policies and defying ‘truth politics,’ extends context-particular water rights definitions and governance forms.

The River House

By Margaret Leroy
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Book Code : 0316077100
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 454
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The novel's story line revolves around a single moment that threatens to unravel a woman's entire life and will appeal to readers of Jane Hamilton, Sue Miller and Ann Packet. Postcards from Berlin, Leroy's previous novel, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and is being developed by the BBC into a television drama.

New Zealand Landscape

By Paul Williams
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Book Code : 0128125659
  • Total of Pages : 482
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 831
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New Zealand Landscape: Behind the Scene tells the story of New Zealand through the subject of geomorphology, a branch of earth science at the interface of geology and geography. Geomorphology is informally described as the ‘science of scenery’, and as with every science, ideas evolve as the research frontier advances. Users will find an early 21st century interpretation of the New Zealand landscape, an interpretation that rests on, and draws from, a rich foundation of ideas bequeathed by predecessors who have had the privilege of exploring, researching, and enjoying this corner of the Pacific. Tells a geological and geographical story with questions that are addressed and answered in the course of the book Written in an accessible style for both researchers and students Features full-color photos of the beautiful New Zealand landscape

SSC Sub Inspector CPO Tier-I (Vol.2) 2021 | 9 Mock Test + 2 Previous Year Papers

By Rohit Manglik
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  • Publisher : EduGorilla Community Pvt. Ltd.
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 498
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  • Members : 429
  • Pdf File: ssc-sub-inspector-cpo-tier-i.pdf

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. Sub Inspector CPO is a national level exam. The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the posts of Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, Sub Inspector in CAPFs, Assistant Sub Inspector in CISF, Inspector posts and Sub Inspector Posts. The SSC CPO exam can be a great opportunity for those who wish to join Delhi Police and some of the best paramilitary forces of India (CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB).

Crossing into Medicine Country

By David Carson
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  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Book Code : 1628723696
  • Total of Pages : 337
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 446
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David Carson's personal story of his initiation into the mysterious healing rites of the Choctaw with medicine woman Mary Gardener. Through her teachings and his own mind-bending experiences, he gives us a glimpse into an alternate reality.

Groundwater Processes and Modelling -

By D Armstrong,K Narayan
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  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Book Code : 0643106073
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 854
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This booklet outlines the properties of geological materials which enable them to accept, store and transmit groundwater, together with a description of the principal types of aquifer which are commonly found to occur in the field. Sources of groundwater are described in order to provide an understanding of the hydrogeological modelling exercise. The governing equations for steady state and non-steady state (transient) groundwater flow, are presented together with a brief overview of a range of modelling techniques, including both analytical and numerical models, the use of diffuse recharge as a model calibration tool and recent developments in the field of inverse modelling are also discussed.