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By Jane Varley

What can be more secure than Grand Forks, North Dakota, settled at the colossal, flat simple of the pink River? There’d be no threat until the complete city went less than water. yet in April 1997 that's accurately what occurred. Flood level and Rising tells the tale of that month-long catastrophe from the perspective of 1 who lived via it—fighting the flood shoulder-to-shoulder along with her acquaintances, gazing in horror because the water breaks the dikes, fleeing town basically to work out, through newscasts, her city burst into flames on the top of the flood—and eventually operating to place her personal and Grand Fork’s lifestyles again together.
 
As she chronicles North Dakota’s disastrous wintry weather and spring—and the tortuous restoration procedure that keeps to this day—Jane Varley offers us a stunning, relocating photo of the truth at the back of the headline information that riveted the country. A talented poet and essayist, Varley has crafted a main experience narrative that also is a love tale a couple of specific position and time, infused together with her ardour for the flora and fauna, a interest approximately rivers and distant landscapes, and a necessity for which means. Her tale culminates a lifetime of travels that ready her—and prepares us—for what we see in North Dakota because the lake mattress of the purple River Valley refills with water like a ghost of its historical past.

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Download E-books Cosmic Rays in the Earth's Atmosphere and Underground (Astrophysics and Space Science Library) PDF

The current monograph in addition to the following one (Dorman, M2005) is as a result of the greater than 50 years operating in cosmic ray (CR) study. After commencement in December 1950 Moscow Lomonosov kingdom college (Nuclear and simple Particle Physics department, the workforce of Theoretical Physics), my manager Professor D. I. Blokhintsev deliberate for me, as a winner of a pink degree, to proceed my schooling as an aspirant (a graduate scholar) to organize for Ph. D. in his very mystery item within the framework of what used to be in these time known as the Atomic challenge. To my remorse the KGB withheld permission, and that i, including different Jewish scholars who had graduated Nuclear Divisions of Moscow and Leningrad Universities and Institutes, have been confronted with a true prospect of being with none paintings. It was once our luck that at the moment there has been being introduced into being the hot Cosmic Ray venture (what at the moment used to be additionally very mystery, yet now not as mystery because the Atomic Problem), and after a while we have been directed to paintings in this venture. It was once prepared and headed via Prof. S. N. Vernov (President of All-Union element of Cosmic Rays) and Prof. N. V. Pushkov (Director of IZMIRAN); Prof. E. L. Feinberg headed the theoretical a part of the venture.

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Download E-books Electromagnetic Sounding of the Earth's Interior, Volume 40 (Methods in Geochemistry and Geophysics) PDF

In response to lectures given within the First Russian School-Seminar on electromagnetic soundings of the Earth held in Moscow on fifteenth November, 2003, this ebook acquaints scientists and technologists with the most recent achievements in idea, concepts and useful purposes of the tools of electromagnetic sounding. This 3 half textual content covers the tools thought of for Earth electromagnetic sounding on a world, neighborhood, and native scale; glossy tools for fixing ahead and inverse difficulties of geoelectrics, particularily modern methods to the EM information modeling and interpretation within the classification of 3-dimensional types; and the result of local EM on-land and sea soundings

* offers theoretical and methodological findings, in addition to examples of purposes of lately built algorithms and software program in fixing functional difficulties
* Describes the sensible significance of electromagnetic information via allowing discussions on a development of a closed technological cycle, processing, research and three-d interpretation
* Updates present findings within the box, specially with MT, magnetovariational and seismo-electriccal tools and the perform of 3D interpretaions

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Download E-books Radiative Transfer in Coupled Environmental Systems: An Introduction to Forward and Inverse Modeling (Wiley Series in Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing) PDF

This ebook is devoted to the formula and answer of ahead and inverse difficulties regarding coupled media, and gives examples of the way to unravel concrete difficulties in environmental distant sensing of coupled atmosphere-surface systems.

The authors speak about radiative move in coupled media equivalent to the atmosphere-ocean procedure with Lambertian besides non-Lambertian reflecting surfaces on the decrease boundary. The spectral diversity from the ultraviolet to the microwave sector of the electromagnetic spectrum is taken into account, as are multi-spectral in addition to hyperspectral distant sensing, whereas ideas of the ahead challenge for unpolarized and polarized radiation are mentioned intimately.

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Download E-books Rivers – Physical, Fluvial and Environmental Processes (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences) PDF

By Pawel Rowiński, Artur Radecki-Pawlik

This ebook describes the area of study and research of actual, chemical and organic attributes of flowing water, and it bargains with a cross-disciplinary box of analysis combining actual, geophysical, hydraulic, technological, environmental interests. It goals to equip engineers, geophysicists, managers operating in water-related arenas in addition to complicated scholars and researchers with the hottest info on hand at the nation of data approximately rivers, quite their actual, fluvial and environmental methods. details from numerous but additionally interrelated components on hand in a single quantity is the most profit for strength  readers. All chapters are ready through best specialists from the best study laboratories from world wide.

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Download E-books The Meaning of Rivers: Flow and Reflection in American Literature (American Land & Life) PDF

By T. S. McMillin

In the continental usa, rivers serve to attach nation to kingdom, inside with external, the previous to the current, yet in addition they divide areas and peoples from each other. those connections and divisions have given upward push to a various physique of literature that explores American nature, starting from shuttle bills of seventeenth-century Puritan colonists to journal articles by way of twenty-first-century fans of maximum activities. utilizing pivotal American writings to figure out either what literature can let us know approximately rivers and, conversely, how rivers aid us take into consideration the character of literature, The that means of Rivers introduces readers to the wealthy global of flowing water and a few of the several ways that American writers have used rivers to appreciate the realm in which those waters flow.

      Embracing a hybrid, essayistic form—part literary idea, half cultural background, and half fieldwork—The that means of Rivers connects the arts to different disciplines and scholarly paintings to the land. no matter if constructing a conception of palindromes or studying works of yankee literature as assorted as Henry David Thoreau's A Week at the harmony and Merrimack Rivers and James Dickey’s Deliverance, McMillin urges readers towards a transcendental retracing in their personal interpretive encounters.

      the character of texts and the character of “nature” require various and flexible interpretation; interpretation calls for not just intensity and focus but in addition ingenious considering, broad-mindedness, and engaged connection-making. through taking us upstream in addition to down, McMillin attracts awareness to the possibility of rivers for bettering our feel of position and time.

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Download E-books Handbook of the Solar-Terrestrial Environment PDF

As a celeb within the universe, the solar is continually releas- hide quite a lot of time and spatial scales, making ?? ing strength into area, up to ?. ? ?? erg/s. Tis observations within the solar-terrestrial surroundings c- strength emission essentially involves 3 modes. Te plicated and the knowledge of procedures di?cult. ?rst mode of solar power is the so-called blackbody ra- within the early days, the phenomena in every one plasma diation, generally called sun, and the second one area have been studied individually, yet with the development mode of sun electromagnetic emission, reminiscent of X rays of analysis, we discovered the significance of treating and UV radiation, is generally absorbed above the Earth’s the complete chain of procedures as an entity as a result of stratosphere. Te 3rd mode of solar power emission is robust interactions among quite a few areas inside of within the kind of debris having a variety of energies the solar-terrestrial approach. at the foundation of intensive from below ? keV to greater than ? GeV. it truly is handy satellite tv for pc observations and computing device simulations over to crew those debris into lower-energy debris and thepasttwo many years, it hasbecomepossibleto examine higher-energy debris, that are often called the so- speci?cally the shut coupling of di?erent areas within the lar wind and sunlight cosmic rays, respectively. solar-terrestrial atmosphere.

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Download E-books Birds and Climate Change PDF

Temperature and different weather variables are presently altering at a dramatic fee. Birds are very good version organisms, with a truly lively metabolism, they're hugely delicate to environmental alterations and as hugely cellular creatures also they are super reactive. This e-book discusses our present wisdom of saw adjustments and offers directions for reviews within the years yet to come in order to record and know how styles of adjusting climatic conditions may perhaps impact birds. a number of the chapters are written via top specialists in those fields and enlighten a wide diversity of features in chicken ecology.

* presents experiences of long term datasets
* contains meta-analyses of reports approximately weather switch results on birds
* comprises guidance and proposals for additional reviews

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