Natural Disasters in a Global Environment is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship. Examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more Highlights the role of science in studying natural disasters and describes the mechanisms responsible for them Features a range of case studies which can be used in conjunction with one another or as standalone examples Covers scientific material in a lucid and accessible style suited to undergraduate students or those outside of scientific disciplines Traces the transition of our understanding of disasters, from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts
Fusing aesthetic and economic analyses, Embroidering Lives investigates the lives and work of women in the chikan embroidery industry of Lucknow, India. Richly descriptive and accessibly written, the book explores many important issues in women's studies, anthropology, and urban development today - the impact of purdah (seclusion of women) upon women's work and occupational opportunities, the key role of sub-contractors in home-based industry, the need to understand a handicraft from its makers' point of view, and the role of development agencies and programs.
Полный вариант заголовка: «An epitome of the natural history of the insects of China : Comprising figures and descriptions of upweards of one hundred new, singular, and beautiful species : together with some that are of importance in medicine, domestic economy, etc. : the figures are accurately drawn, engraved, and coloured, from specimens of the insects : the descriptions are arranged according to the system of linnaeus : with references to the writings of fabricius, and other systematic authors / By E. Donovan».
Book DescriptionSpanning sixty years of military leadership in India, from Independence to the present day, this book brings to life the human side of twelve exceptional leaders. It concentrates on the lives of the individuals, giving a true picture of their character and convictions, and using their military operations as a backdrop.
This illuminating new volume will tell the stories of the people living in different coffee-producing communities around the world, through McCurry's beautifully arresting, colour photography. From the foothills of the Andes to the slopes of Kilimanjaro, vibrant full-colour images document the realities of life for the people working at the source of this familiar commodity. Far-ranging photographs from Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Brazil, Ethiopia, Tanzania, India and Vietnam include portraits of children, workers and everyday community life, alongside stunning natural landscapes.
Natural fibres are becoming increasingly popular for use in industrial applications, providing sustainable solutions to support technical innovation. These versatile, natural based materials have applications in a wide range of industries, from textiles and consumer products to the automotive and construction industries. Industrial Applications of Natural Fibres examines the different steps of processing, from natural generation, fibre separation and fibre processing, to the manufacturing of the final product. Each step is linked to fibre properties and characterization, highlighting how different fibres influence the product properties through a discussion of their chemical and structural qualities. Considering the value-added chain from natural generation to final product, with emphasis on quality management, this book reviews the current research and technical applications of natural fibres. Topics covered include: Introduction to the Chemistry and Biology of Natural Fibres Economic Aspects of Natural Fibres Vegetable Fibres Animal Fibres Testing and Quality Management Applications: Current and Potential Industrial Application of Natural Fibres will be a valuable resource for scientists in industry and academia interested in the development of natural based materials and products. It is particularly relevant for those working in chemical engineering, sustainable chemistry, agricultural sciences, biology and materials sciences.
The Royal Armouries' collection of Islamic arms and armour is one of the finest in the world. This introductory book showcases the arms and armour of the medieval and early modern periods, where a rich and vibrant diversity of military cultures existed in the Ottoman Empire, Arabia, North Africa, Persia, Afghanistan, India and Indonesia.This book is part of a series of introductions to aspects of the Royal Armouries' collection of arms and armour. Written by specialists in the field, they are packed full of fascinating information and stunning photography.
Полный вариант заголовка: «The principles of natural and revealed religion : Vol. 1 : occasionally opened and explained in a course of sermons preached before the honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn : in 2 volumes / by Mr. Warburton».
Полный вариант заголовка: «The principles of natural and revealed religion occasionally opened and explained : In a course of sermons preached before the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.: In 2 vol. Vol. 2».
The graphic novel cycle of Life and Death comes to a conclusion, intersecting with the previous Fire and Stone story cycle to create a massive tale of humanity's confrontation with the galaxy's three greatest terrors! Three women face three extraterrestrial terrors! -Captain Paget must forge an alliance with the bloodthirsty Predators to aid her Colonial Marines against a gathering horde of Aliens. But what if the enemy of her enemy is also her enemy? -Chris has an embryonic Alien Queen growing inside her. She knows this day must end in her death, but is there a way her demise can save her friends? -Angela leads a party trapped aboard a spacecraft controlled by one of the enigmatic, god-like Engineers. The ship is headed for Earth--for home--but arriving there may doom humanity.
Based on the award winning Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology, this book provides a general overview of the unique features of the small molecules referred to as «natural products», explores how this traditionally organic chemistry-based field was transformed by insights from genetics and biochemistry, and highlights some promising future directions. The book begins by introducing natural products from different origins, moves on to presenting and discussing biosynthesis of various classes of natural products, and then looks at natural products as models and the possibilities of using them in medicine.
Полный вариант заголовка: «A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians : In the higher and middle classes in this country, contrasted with real Christianity / By William Wilberforce».