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Under the Glacier

By Halldor Laxness
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn : 0307429881
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’s Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snæfells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying the dead. But once he arrives, the emissary finds that this dereliction counts only as a mild eccentricity in a community that regards itself as the center of the world and where Creation itself is a work in progress. What is the emissary to make, for example, of the boarded-up church? What about the mysterious building that has sprung up alongside it? Or the fact that Pastor Primus spends most of his time shoeing horses? Or that his wife, Ua (pronounced “ooh-a,” which is what men invariably sputter upon seeing her), is rumored never to have bathed, eaten, or slept? Piling improbability on top of improbability, Under the Glacier overflows with comedy both wild and deadpan as it conjures a phantasmagoria as beguiling as it is profound.

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From stunning waterfalls, glaciers, and geysers to wide open spaces begging to be explored, answer the call of the wild with Moon Yellowstone to Glacier National Park Road Trip. Inside you'll find: Maps and Driving Tools: Easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, detailed directions for the entire route, and full-color photos throughout Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: With lists of the best hikes, views, places for wildlife-watching, and more, you can watch Old Faithful from Observation Point, drive the 50-mile Going-to-the-Sun Road, spot everything from bighorn sheep to bears on a wildlife tour of Yellowstone's Lamar and Hayden valleys, and kick back with a craft beer in Bozeman Outdoor Adventures: Hike the trails in Glacier or ski in Whitefish. Admire the reflection of the Grand Tetons as you kayak Jenny Lake or set up camp and stargaze late into the night The Best Hikes: Detailed descriptions, trail maps, mileage and elevation gains, and backpacking options Flexible Itineraries: Drive the entire two-week route or explore the region on shorter trips to Glacier, Yellowstone, or Grand Teton Local Expertise: Former wilderness guide Carter G. Walker shares her deep love of the region How to Plan Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas and how to avoid traffic, plus tips for driving in different road and weather conditions and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids Coverage of Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier National Parks, Bozeman, Jackson Hole, Cody, Whitefish, and more With Moon Yellowstone to Glacier National Park Road Trip's practical tips, flexible itineraries, and local know-how, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road. Spending more time in the parks? Check out Moon Glacier National Park or Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton. Want to extend your adventure? Check out Moon Montana & Wyoming.

The Faith of a Melting Glacier

By Aadi H. Pandya
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : 1796088781
  • Pages : 52
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 836
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This is a story of two boys who wished to see the "giant hills of ice" in person. They saw it on TV. And so they went to the glaciers. But to their frustrations, the glaciers are melting. What would John and Robert do to help the glaciers and stop them from melting?

Glaciers of the Himalayas

By Muthukumara Mani
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Isbn : 146481256X
  • Pages : 134
  • Category : Nature
  • Reads : 398
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Melting glaciers and the loss of seasonal snow pose significant risks to the stability of water resources in South Asia. The 55,000 glaciers in the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Hindu Kush (HKHK) mountain ranges store more freshwater than any region outside of the North and South Poles. Their ice reserves feed into three major river basins in South Asia—the Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra—that are home to 750 million people. One major regional driver of the accelerating glacier melt is climate change, which is altering the patterns of temperature and precipitation. A second driver may be deposits of anthropogenic black carbon (BC), which increase the glaciers’ absorption of solar radiation and raise air temperatures. BC is generated by human activity both inside and outside of South Asia, and policy actions taken by the South Asian countries themselves may meaningfully reduce it. Glaciers of the Himalayas: Climate Change, Black Carbon, and Regional Resilience investigates the extent to which the BC reduction policies of South Asian countries may affect glacier formation and melt within the context of a changing global climate. It assesses the relative impact of each source of black carbon on snow and glacier dynamics. The authors simulate how BC emissions interact with projected climate scenarios. They also estimate the extent to which these glacial processes affect water resources in downstream areas of these river basins and present scenarios until 2040. Their policy recommendations include the following: Full implementation of current BC emissions policies can significantly reduce BC deposition in the region; additional reductions can be realized by enacting and implementing new policies that are economically and technically feasible. Improving the efficiency of brick kilns could be key to managing BC, and modest up-front investments could pay off quickly. Cleaner cookstoves and cleaner fuels can help to reduce BC and improve local air quality. Improving institutions for basin-based water management and using price signals are essential elements of more efficient water management. Careful management of hydropower and storage resources will require developers to factor in changing water flows and consider planning for large storage projects to stabilize water availability. Regional cooperation and the exchange of information can be an effective transboundary solution, helping countries to manage glaciers and related natural assets collaboratively. New policies are needed to reverse trends like the melting of glaciers. Success will require an active, agile cooperation between researchers and policy makers. To support an open dialogue, the model developed and used in this book is an open-source, state-of-the-art model that is available for others to use and improve on.

The Glaciers of Equatorial East Africa

By S. Hastenrath
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9400962517
  • Pages : 353
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 915
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The Physics of Glaciers

By W. S. B. Paterson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Isbn : 1483287254
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 947
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This updated and expanded version of the second edition explains the physical principles underlying the behaviour of glaciers and ice sheets. The text has been revised in order to keep pace with the extensive developments which have occurred since 1981. A new chapter, of major interest, concentrates on the deformation of subglacial till. The book concludes with a chapter on information regarding past climate and atmospheric composition obtainable from ice cores.

Glaciers

By Peter Knight
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134982240
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 439
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This book offers a comprehensive and detailed summary of our knowledge and understanding of glaciers and sets them within a global environment context. The text explains the significance both of recent advances in glaciology, and of teh many research problms that remain to be solved. The accessible style adopted in the text facilitates a clear understanding of glaciers and the role they play in global issues such as environmental change, geoorphology and hydrology. The use of complex mathematics is avoided as the reader is introduced to important concepts and techniques in modern glaciology such as deforming beds, migrating ice-divides and stable isotope analysis. This is an essential reference book for sutdents, professional geologists and researchers and would be ideal for those who want either a rapid up-date or an introduction to the subject. The books' discussion of recent discoveries and of reserch issues for the future, supported by a thorough reference list, enables readers to pursue their own areas of particular interest.

Larousse Patisserie and Baking

By Éditions Larousse
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  • Publisher : Hamlyn
  • Isbn : 0600636992
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 977
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Larousse Patisserie and Baking is the complete guide from the authoritative French cookery brand Larousse. It covers all aspects of baking - from simple everyday cakes and desserts to special occasion show-stoppers. There are more than 200 recipes included, with everything from a quick-mix yoghurt cake to salted caramel tarts and a spectacular mixed berry millefeuille. Special features on baking for children, lighter recipes and quick bakes, among many others, provide a wealth of ideas. More than 30 extremely detailed step-by-step technique sections ensure your bakes are perfect every time. The book also includes workshops on perfecting different types of pastry, handling chocolate, cooking jam and much more, demonstrated in clear, expert photography. This is everything you need to know about pastry, patisserie and baking from the cookery experts Larousse.

Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers

By Ralf Greve,Heinz Blatter
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 3642034152
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 365
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Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers presents an introduction to the dynamics and thermodynamics of flowing ice masses on Earth. Based on an outline of general continuum mechanics, the different initial-boundary-value problems for the flow of ice sheets, ice shelves, ice caps and glaciers are systematically derived. Special emphasis is put on developing hierarchies of approximations for the different systems, and suitable numerical solution techniques are discussed. A separate chapter is devoted to glacial isostasy. The book is appropriate for graduate courses in glaciology, cryospheric sciences, environmental sciences, geophysics and related fields. Standard undergraduate knowledge of mathematics (calculus, linear algebra) and physics (classical mechanics, thermodynamics) provide a sufficient background for successfully studying the text.

Glacier's Edge

By R. A. Salvatore
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0063029847
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 547
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From New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore comes the follow-up to Starlight Enclave and thrilling second novel in his newest trilogy, The Way of the Drow, expanding the Forgotten Realms through the adventures of Drizzt, Catti-brie, Jarlaxle, Artemis Entreri, and Zaknefein…and a society of drow unlike one any elf from Menzoberranzan could possibly imagine. There’s a lot that Jarlaxle doesn’t know: is he the lone survivor of the raid on the slaad fortress, can he even find a way to get out, and beyond his immediate predicament, could he possibly escape the ice caverns and get help for his friends? However, what Jarlaxle does know is that if he plans to come back—if Catti-brie, Entreri, and Zaknafein are to have any hope of surviving—he’s going to have to bring back far more firepower. An army of aevendrow seems unlikely, so he must go home and pull together a team with great skill and unimaginable power. But how will he get home? Will such a collection of warriors and mages come to his aid? And even if he manages all that, will it be enough? For Jarlaxle has seen the slaadi’s power and their god in a most personal and terrifying way. Trapped in the ice while the world is on fire, Jarlaxle is in a race against time—and burdened with a magical secret—to save a peaceful city and his companions. And he’s running out of tricks in his bag of holding…

Bioprospecting of Enzymes in Industry, Healthcare and Sustainable Environment

By Hrudayanath Thatoi,Sonali Mohapatra,Swagat Kumar Das
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 9813341955
  • Pages : 410
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 854
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The rapid urbanization and industrialization of developing countries across the globe have necessitated for substantial resource utilization and development in the areas of Healthcare, Environment, and Renewable energy. In this context ,this resourceful book serves as a definitive source of information for the recent developments in application of microbial enzymes in various sectors. It covers applications in fermentation processes and their products, extraction and utilisation of enzymes from various sources and their application in health and biomass conversion for production of value added products. Different chapters discuss various areas of bioprospecting in enzyme technology, and describe why these are the mainstays for industrial production of value added products. The rich compilation of the cutting-edge advances and applications of the modern industrial based techniques hold feasible solutions for a range of current issues in enzyme technology. This book will be of particular interest for scientists, academicians, technical resource persons, engineers and members of industry. Undergraduate and graduate students pursuing courses in the area of industrial biotechnology will find the information in the book valuable. General readers having interest towards biofuels, enzyme technology, fermented food and value added products, phytochemicals and phytopharmaceutical products will also find the book appealing. Readers will discover modern concepts of enzymatic bioprocess technology for production of therapeutics and industrial value added products.