The book focuses on geological history as the critical factor in determining the present biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. The different driving mechanisms for landscape evolution are explored by reviewing the history of the Amazonian Craton, the associated sedimentary basins, and the role of mountain uplift and climate change. This book provdes an insight into the Meso- and Cenozoic record of Amazonia that was characterized by fluvial and long-lived lake systems and a highly diverse flora and fauna. This fauna includes giants such as the ca. 12 m long caiman Purussaurus, but also a varied fish fauna and fragile molluscs, whilst fossil pollen and spores form relics of ancestral swamps and rainforests. Finally, a review the molecular datasets of the modern Amazonian rainforest and aquatic ecosystem, discussing the possible relations between the origin of Amazonian species diversity and the palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental evolution of northern South America. The multidisciplinary approach in evaluating the history of Amazonia has resulted in a comprehensive volume that provides novel insights into the evolution of this region.
Contesting the Indian City features a collection of cutting-edge empirical studies that offer insights into issues of politics, equity, and space relating to urban development in modern India. Features studies that serve to deepen our theoretical understandings of the changes that Indian cities are experiencing Examines how urban redevelopment policy and planning, and reforms of urban politics and real estate markets, are shaping urban spatial change in India The first volume to bring themes of urban political reform, municipal finance, land markets, and real estate industry together in an international publication
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) was an English novelist, poet, and official of the East India Company. In "Crotchet Castle" he did no less for the political economists, pitting his gifts of exaggeration and ridicule against scientific progress and March of Mind.
Planetary science of the Solar System to date retains a number of the obscurities and puzzles on the properties and the origins of its some objects. Author's findings on this point are the essence of this brief book. It constitutes collected recent manuscripts of author as well as some appropriate fragments of his previous book "Numerical harmony in the Solar System" published at Russia in 2009. In Part I both known from arXiv.org and fully new his works collected. Part II contains some brief sections of his foregoing book. Appendixes 1 and 2 include the previously unknown harmonic relation of the Sun to other stars and author's planetary classification of the Solar System in terms of the defunct planets. From highly specialized astronomy books that differs in the width of coverage of involved problems. In context of a harmonic associations author look at various issues relevant to the past and present of planetary objects of the Solar System such as terrestrial and giant planets, their satellites, some the main belt asteroids, the largest trans-neptunian objects (dwarf planets) as well as Chelyabinsk meteor. In so doing contrary to similar books there is discussed such more clear to general astronomical public and students the physical properties of the families of the objects of the Solar System as their sizes, mass and density, than, for example, the details of the surface, atmosphere or photometry data of any one of them. As opposed to usual illustrated present popular astronomy books in this one in first much new simple mathematical relationships and numerical data relevant to such physical properties of the present and past objects of the Solar System in connection to their orbital characteristics are included. The book basically is intended for the students, educators, and specialists m astronomy and especially in planetary science but as well is accessible to any who interested in the Solar System and is aware of elementary algebra and who would like to obtain a new information and some ideas on the past and the present of the celestial objects of the Solar System that differ in significant ways from commonly accepted views on these points.
In 2008, India will likely overtake China as the world’s fastest growing economy and become one of the largest economies globally. Foreign investment is increasing dramatically and business opportunities abound for those who know how to find them. With a growing middle class and booming markets, India holds much promise for investors. Riding the Indian Tiger shows you how to get in on the ground floor and profit from India’s economic boom.
The present study analyzes the stability of the demand for money function in India over the period 1991:M4–2014:M9 using co-integration and Vector Error Correction Mechanism (VECM ) framework. From analysis, it has been observed that there exists a stable demand for money function in India during the post-reforms period, i. e. a long-run relationship does exist between demand for real balances, national output (Yt ), rate of interest (Rt) and exchange rate (ERt). Two variables Yt and ERt have been observed to be affecting demand for real balances positively, while the observed effect of M2 is negative. Thus, the signs and magnitudes of all three regressors have been observed according to a-priori information without any paradoxical situation.
The whole of the magnificent Riftwar Cycle by bestselling author Raymond E. Feist, master of magic and adventure, now available in ebook. Freedom at any price? Hartraft's Marauders, a crack band of Kingdom raiders, are a special unit designed to infiltrate and fight behind enemy lines. They are currently heading for a frontier garrison, after a disastrous encounter with the Tsurani. Meanwhile, a Tsurani patrol is sent to support an assault on the same garrison. Both sides arrive at the same time and discover the garrison has been overrun by a migrating horde of moredhel (dark elves), and they are forced by circumstances to band together and fight as one unit to survive. The only problem is, who do they hate the most - their mutual enemy, or each other? As they make their way across the unknown Northlands to freedom, they have to struggle not only with the elements and their enemies, but also their conscience. For what is more important - one's life or one's honour? Honoured Enemy is the first book in the Legends of the Riftwar series. It is the first of three co-authored books that return to the world of Feist's best-loved series.
This article raises the problem of equity in the health system in Switzerland. Three dimensions of the concept of equity are taken into consideration: the inequality in the financing of the health system, the inequality in the distribution of the state of good health, and, finally, the iniquity in the access to health care. Some methodological developments are presented as well as the results. In conclusion we observe that the state of good health does not depend strongly on income but that it exists some iniquity in the access to health services from specialists and that the income inequality is increasing due to the financing of the health system.