The North Water

📒The North Water by Ian McGuire

Book Title : The North Water
Author : Ian McGuire
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release Date : 2016-03-15
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781627795951
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The North Water Summary : One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year National Bestseller Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Winner of the RSL Encore Award Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, and Chicago Public Library Behold the man: stinking, drunk, and brutal. Henry Drax is a harpooner on the Volunteer, a Yorkshire whaler bound for the rich hunting waters of the arctic circle. Also aboard for the first time is Patrick Sumner, an ex-army surgeon with a shattered reputation, no money, and no better option than to sail as the ship's medic on this violent, filthy, and ill-fated voyage. In India, during the Siege of Delhi, Sumner thought he had experienced the depths to which man can stoop. He had hoped to find temporary respite on the Volunteer, but rest proves impossible with Drax on board. The discovery of something evil in the hold rouses Sumner to action. And as the confrontation between the two men plays out amid the freezing darkness of an arctic winter, the fateful question arises: who will survive until spring? With savage, unstoppable momentum and the blackest wit, Ian McGuire's The North Water weaves a superlative story of humanity under the most extreme conditions.

📒Polynyas Windows To The World by Walker O. Smith, Jr.

Book Title : Polynyas Windows to the World
Author : Walker O. Smith, Jr.
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2007-07-09
Pages : 474
ISBN : 0080522939
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Polynyas Windows to the World Summary : Polynyas are relatively ice-free regions when compared to the areas around them, and have been suggested as being foci for energy transfer between the atmosphere and ocean, ice “factories , and critical areas with respect to polar ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles. This volume presents an integrated, multidisciplinary review of polynyas in both the Arctic and Antarctic. It emphasizes the meteorology, ice dynamics, oceanography, biological components, chemistry, and modeling of these systems, particularly with respect to their roles in polar processes and distributions. The various interactions within polynyas, particularly between the physical forcing and biological responses, is emphasized, as are the potential changes in polynyas that might occur under a climate regime that is rapidly changing. The authors of the reviews are leaders among their respective countries in polynya research, and all are internationally recognized. * Addresses the findings from actively researched polynyas and reports on the new understandings of polar systems that have evolved from these studies * Includes topics from meteorology to physics to biology and chemistry, and seeks to integrate them into a synthetic assessment * Provides material from both the Arctic and Antarctic, which is highly unusual in books of this type

📒Waterworlds by Kirsten Hastrup

Book Title : Waterworlds
Author : Kirsten Hastrup
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Release Date : 2015-11-01
Pages : 318
ISBN : 9781782389477
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Waterworlds Summary : In one form or another, water participates in the making and unmaking of people’s lives, practices, and stories. Contributors’ detailed ethnographic work analyzes the union and mutual shaping of water and social lives. This volume discusses current ecological disturbances and engages in a world where unbounded relationalities and unsettled frames of orientation mark the lives of all, anthropologists included. Water emerges as a fluid object in more senses than one, challenging anthropologists to foreground the mutable character of their objects of study and to responsibly engage with the generative role of cultural analysis.

📒China Focus by Xiaohuan Su

Book Title : China Focus
Author : Xiaohuan Su
Publisher : 五洲传播出版社
Release Date : 2003
Pages : 114
ISBN : 7508502299
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

China Focus Summary :

Book Title : Sailing directions for the North East North and North West coasts of Ireland partly drawn up by W Mudge completed by G A Frazer
Author : William MUDGE (Colonel, F.R.S.)
Publisher :
Release Date : 1842
Pages :
ISBN : BL:A0019018610
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Sailing directions for the North East North and North West coasts of Ireland partly drawn up by W Mudge completed by G A Frazer Summary :

Book Title : On the Mechanics of the Fast Ice in the North Water Area
Author : Hajime Ito
Publisher :
Release Date : 1979
Pages : 436
ISBN : OCLC:163747967
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

On the Mechanics of the Fast Ice in the North Water Area Summary :

Book Title : Environmental Issues in China Today
Author : Hidefumi Imura
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2013-07-01
Pages : 148
ISBN : 9784431541202
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Environmental Issues in China Today Summary : Economic development and environmental issues in China are attracting more and more attention internationally as the country’s large population and vast demands for food, energy, water, minerals, and other resources play an increasingly important role in deciding the fate of the world. There is great interest in learning more about environmental issues in China, but it is not easy to obtain accurate, relevant information because the issues are diverse and are complex phenomena resulting from the interconnections among natural resource constraints and political, social, and institutional systems. This book originally was published in Japanese with the aim of providing Japanese readers with a holistic picture of what was taking place in China with respect to its air, water, energy, and land. The author then prepared an English edition of the same material to use as a book of readings for the Global Environmental Leaders Program at Nagoya University, where he taught many students from Asia and Europe. The book covers the most important environmental issues in China—climatic change, water, air, energy, and resources—together with ongoing policy responses, based on the author’s active involvement in a number of study projects and international cooperation projects in that country. This volume will help readers to understand the causes and results of environmental problems in China and will encourage them to think more deeply about the environmental implications of the country’s rapid economic growth.

Book Title : On the Mechanics of the Fast Ice in the North Water Area
Author : Hajime Itō
Publisher :
Release Date : 1981
Pages :
ISBN : OCLC:715115844
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

On the Mechanics of the Fast Ice in the North Water Area Summary :

Book Title : A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland
Author : Nicholas Carlisle
Publisher :
Release Date : 1813
Pages : 56
ISBN : MINN:31951002370928C
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland Summary :

Book Title : Integrated Urban Water Management Arid and Semi Arid Regions
Author : Larry Mays
Publisher : CRC Press
Release Date : 2009-04-10
Pages : 228
ISBN : 9780203895443
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Integrated Urban Water Management Arid and Semi Arid Regions Summary : The Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) is an emerging approach to managing the entire urban water cycle in an integrated way, which is key to achieving the sustainability of urban water resources and services. The IUWM incorporates: the systematic consideration of the various dimensions of water, including surface and groundwater resources, quality and quantity issues; the implication that while water is a system it is also a component which interacts with other systems; and the interrelationships between water and social and economic development. Integrated Urban Water Management: Arid and Semi-Arid Regions – the outcome of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme project on the topic – examines the integrated management of water resources in urban settings, focusing on issues specific to arid and semi-arid regions and on what make them different from other regions. The urban water management system is considered herein as two integrated major entities; water supply management and water excess management. The first six chapters provide an overview of the various aspects of IUWM in arid and semi-arid regions, with emphasis on water supply technologies, such as artificial recharge, water transfers, desalination, and harvesting of rainfall. Water excess management is examined in the context of both the stormwater management system and the floodplain management system. Case studies from developed and developing countries are presented in order to emphasize the various needs and challenges of water management in urban environments in arid and semi-arid regions around the world.