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Rainwater

By Sandra Brown
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9781439176139
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 865
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A romantic historical novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Seeing Red about an independent woman who runs a boarding house in Dust Bowl Texas. Ella Baron runs her Texas boarding house with the efficiency of a ship’s captain and the grace of a gentlewoman. She cooks, cleans, launders, and cares for her ten-year-old son, Solly, a sweet but challenging child whose busy behavior and failure to speak elicits undesired advice from others in town. Ella’s plate is full from sunup to sundown. When a room in her boarding house opens up, the respected town doctor brings Ella a new boarder―the handsome and gallant Mr. David Rainwater—but Ella is immediately resistant to opening up her home to this mysterious stranger. Even with assurances that Mr. Rainwater is a man of impeccable character, a former cotton broker and a victim of the Great Depression, Ella stiffens at the thought of taking him in. Dr. Kincaid tells Ella in confidence that Mr. Rainwater won’t require the room for long: he is dying. Begrudgingly, Ella accepts Mr. Rainwater’s application to board, but she knows that something is happening; she is being swept along by an unusual series of events. Soon, this strong-minded, independent woman will realize that the living that she has eked out for herself in the small bubble of her town is about to change, whether she likes it or not... Racial tensions, the financial strain of livelihoods in cotton drying up into dust, and the threat of political instability swirl together into a tornado on the horizon. One thing is certain: the winds of change are blowing all over Texas—and through the cracks in the life that Ella Barron has painstakingly built. This is the story of a woman who takes her life’s circumstances in both hands, but who will be forced to reckon with the chaos of her historical circumstances..

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Engineering Geology is a multidisciplinary subject which interacts with other disciplines, such as mineralogy, petrology, structural geology, hydrogeology, seismic engineering, rock engineering, soil mechanics, geophysics, remote sensing (RS-GIS-GPS), environmental geology, etc. Engineers require a deeper understanding, interpretation and analyses of earth sciences before suggesting engineering designs and remedial measures to combat natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, debris flows, tsunamis, and floods. This book covers all aspects of Engineering Geology and is intended to serve as a reference for practicing civil engineers and mining engineers. Engineering Geology has also been designed as a textbook for students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in advanced/applied geology and earth sciences. A plethora of examples and case studies relevant to the Indian context have been included, for better understanding of the geological challenges faced by engineers.

Bangladesh II: Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation in Developing Countries

By Md. Nazrul Islam,André van Amstel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030719502
  • Pages : 478
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 426
  • File Pdf: bangladesh-ii.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume aims to develop a framework for disaster and climate risk resilient livelihood system in Bangladesh using a policy oriented approach. It highlights the possible impacts of climate change on groundwater based irrigation in the country. Climate change is one of biggest challenges to society. It can lead to serious impacts on production, life and environment on a global scale. Higher temperatures and sea level rise will cause flooding and water salinity problems which will bring about negative effects on agriculture and high risks to industry and socio-economic systems in the future. Climate change will lead to many changes in global development and security especially energy, water, food, society, job, diplomacy, culture, economy and trade. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines climate change as: “Any change in climate over time, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity.” Global climate change has emerged as a key issue in both political and economic arenas. It is an increasingly questioned phenomenon, and progressive national governments around the world have started taking action to respond to these environmental concerns.

Progress in Environmental Science and Engineering

By Qun Jie Xu,Yan Zhong Ju,Hong Hua Ge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Isbn : 3038139319
  • Pages : 4240
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 386
  • File Pdf: progress-in-environmental-science-and-engineering.pdf

Book Summary:

This 4-volumes set contains selected and peer-review papers in the subject areas of environmental chemistry, biology and technology, environmental materials and processes, environmental safety and health, environmental planning and assessment, environmental analysis, modelling and monitoring, environmental restoration engineering, pollution control (air, water, solid), waste disposal and recycling, water supply and drainage engineering, sound, noise and vibration control, clean production process, hydrology and water resources engineering, architectural environment, soil and water conservation and desertification control, eco-environmental protection, forest cultivation and conservation, plant protection and biotechnology, geographic information and remote sensing science, land resources, environment and urban planning.

The Switch

By Sandra Brown
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Isbn : 1455546437
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 133
  • File Pdf: the-switch.pdf

Book Summary:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes another masterful creation, a riveting novel of suspense, revenge, and unpredictable twists and turns...When Melina suggests that her twin sister Gillian take her place as a media escort to an astronaut, she initially refuses. The following morning Melina is horrified to learn that her sister has been murdered. Now she must work together to learn the truth behind her sister's death, and discover the identity of the killer, whose plans are far from over.

Introduction to Earth and Planetary System Science

By Naotatsu Shikazono
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 443154058X
  • Pages : 177
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 882
  • File Pdf: introduction-to-earth-and-planetary-system-science.pdf

Book Summary:

This book presents basic information on material science (geochemistry, geophysics, geology, mineralogy, etc.), interaction between subsystem consisting earth system (atmosphere, hydrosphere, litho (geo) sphere, biosphere, humans) and in earth-planet system and evolution of earth-planetary system. The nature-humans interactions are described and new view on earth, planets and humans (integration of anthropocentrism and naturecentrism) are presented.

SimChart for the Medical Office: Learning the Medical Office Workflow - 2020 Edition E-Book

By Elsevier
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Isbn : 0323756603
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 940
  • File Pdf: simchart-for-the-medical-office.pdf

Book Summary:

SimChart for the Medical Office: Learning the Medical Office Workflow - 2020 Edition E-Book

Shaping Neighbourhoods

By Hugh Barton,Marcus Grant,Richard Guise
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000403793
  • Pages : 432
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 798
  • File Pdf: shaping-neighbourhoods.pdf

Book Summary:

Shaping Neighbourhoods is unique in combining all aspects of the spatial planning of neighbourhoods and towns whilst emphasising positive outcomes for people’s health and global sustainability. This new edition retains the combination of radicalism, evidence-based advice and pragmatism that made earlier editions so popular. This updated edition strengthens guidance in relation to climate change and biodiversity, tackling crises of population health that are pushing up health-care budgets, but have elements of their origins in poor place spatial planning – such as isolation, lack of everyday physical activity, and respiratory problems. It is underpinned by new research into how people use their localities, and the best way to achieve inclusive, healthy, low-carbon settlements. The guide can assist with: • Understanding the principles for planning healthy and sustainable neighbourhoods and towns • Planning collaborative and inclusive processes for multi-sectoral working • Developing know-how and skills in matching local need with urban form • Discovering new ways to integrate development with natural systems • Designing places with character and recognising good urban form Whether you are a student faced with a local planning project; a public health professional, planner, urban designer or developer involved in new development or regeneration; a council concerned with promoting healthy and sustainable environments; or a community group wanting to improve your neighbourhood – you will find help here.