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Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy

Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy Book
Author : J. Bret Bennington,E. Christa Farmer
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2014-10-31
ISBN : 0128016523
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Learning from the Impacts of Superstorm Sandy summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy, including: tide gauge measurements of storm surge, stable isotope variation in precipitation, analysis of the effect of beach nourishment among other factors on structural damage, and comparison with past storms through sediment analysis. This book gives a multi-dimensional treatment of scientific results of studies of Superstorm Sandy, and it is a valuable reference for oceanographers, coastal geologists, climatologists, dynamic meteorologists, paleotempostologists, sedimentary geologists, geomorphologists and emergency managers who need to better understand the storm and its effects in order to be prepared for similar events in the future. Summarizes first results from studies of Superstorm Sandy Gives a multi-dimensional treatment of scientific results of studies of Superstorm Sandy

America s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions

America   s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions Book
Author : John W. Day,Charles Hall
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2016-01-23
ISBN : 1493932438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book takes you on a unique journey through American history, taking time to consider the forces that shaped the development of various cities and regions, and arrives at an unexpected conclusion regarding sustainability. From the American Dream to globalization to the digital and information revolutions, we assume that humans have taken control of our collective destinies in spite of potholes in the road such as the Great Recession of 2007-2009. However, these attitudes were formed during a unique 100-year period of human history in which a large but finite supply of fossil fuels was tapped to feed our economic and innovation engine. Today, at the peak of the Oil Age, the horizon looks different. Cities such as Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas are situated where water and other vital ecological services are scarce, and the enormous flows of resources and energy that were needed to create the megalopolises of the 20th century will prove unsustainable. Climate change is a reality, and regional impacts will become increasingly severe. Economies such as Las Vegas, which are dependent on discretionary income and buffeted by climate change, are already suffering the fate of the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Finite resources will mean profound changes for society in general and the energy-intensive lifestyles of the US and Canada in particular. But not all regions are equally vulnerable to these 21st-century megatrends. Are you ready to look beyond “America’s Most Livable Cities” to the critical factors that will determine the sustainability of your municipality and region? Find out where your city or region ranks according to the forces that will impact our lives in the next years and decades. Find out how: ·resource availability and ecological services shaped the modern landscape ·emerging megatrends will make cities and regions more or less livable in the new century ·your city or region ranks on a “sustainability” map of the United States ·urban metabolism puts large cities at particular risk ·sustainability factors will favor economic solutions at a local, rather than global, level ·these principles apply to industrial economies and countries globally. This book should be cited as follows: J. Day, C. Hall, E. Roy, M. Moersbaecher, C. D'Elia, D. Pimentel, and A. Yanez. 2016. America's most sustainable cities and regions: Surviving the 21st century megatrends. Springer, New York. 348 p.

Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability

Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability Book
Author : C. Patrick Heidkamp,John Morrissey
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-09-28
ISBN : 0429873492
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coastal zones represent a frontline in the battle for sustainability, as coastal communities face unprecedented economic challenges. Coastal ecosystems are subject to overuse, loss of resilience and increased vulnerability. This book aims to interrogate the multi- scalar complexities in creating a more sustainable coastal zone. Sustainability transitions are geographical processes, which happen in situated, particular places. However, much contemporary discussion of transition is either aspatial or based on implicit assumptions about spatial homogeneity. This book addresses these limitations through an examination of socio- technological transitions with an explicitly spatial focus in the context of the coastal zone. The book begins by focusing on theoretical understandings of transition processes specific to the coastal zone and includes detailed empirical case studies. The second half of the book appraises governance initiatives in coastal zones and their efficacy. The authors conclude with an implicit theme of social and environmental justice in coastal sustainability transitions. Research will be of interest to practitioners, academics and decision- makers active in the sphere of coastal sustainability. The multi- disciplinary nature encourages accessibility for individuals working in the fields of Economic Geography, Regional Development, Public Policy and Planning, Environmental Studies, Social Geography and Sociology.

Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing

Multisensor Data Fusion and Machine Learning for Environmental Remote Sensing Book
Author : Ni-Bin Chang,Kaixu Bai
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-02-21
ISBN : 1498774342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the last few years the scientific community has realized that obtaining a better understanding of interactions between natural systems and the man-made environment across different scales demands more research efforts in remote sensing. An integrated Earth system observatory that merges surface-based, air-borne, space-borne, and even underground sensors with comprehensive and predictive capabilities indicates promise for revolutionizing the study of global water, energy, and carbon cycles as well as land use and land cover changes. The aim of this book is to present a suite of relevant concepts, tools, and methods of integrated multisensor data fusion and machine learning technologies to promote environmental sustainability. The process of machine learning for intelligent feature extraction consists of regular, deep, and fast learning algorithms. The niche for integrating data fusion and machine learning for remote sensing rests upon the creation of a new scientific architecture in remote sensing science that is designed to support numerical as well as symbolic feature extraction managed by several cognitively oriented machine learning tasks at finer scales. By grouping a suite of satellites with similar nature in platform design, data merging may come to help for cloudy pixel reconstruction over the space domain or concatenation of time series images over the time domain, or even both simultaneously. Organized in 5 parts, from Fundamental Principles of Remote Sensing; Feature Extraction for Remote Sensing; Image and Data Fusion for Remote Sensing; Integrated Data Merging, Data Reconstruction, Data Fusion, and Machine Learning; to Remote Sensing for Environmental Decision Analysis, the book will be a useful reference for graduate students, academic scholars, and working professionals who are involved in the study of Earth systems and the environment for a sustainable future. The new knowledge in this book can be applied successfully in many areas of environmental science and engineering.

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters Book
Author : Wilfried Haeberli,Colin Whiteman
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-02-12
ISBN : 0128171308
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Second Edition, provides you with the latest scientific developments in sea level rise, permafrost degradation, rock/ice avalanches, glacier surges, glacial lake outburst floods, ice shelf collapses, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness and mitigation. The book takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can affect ecosystems and global economies. Special emphasis is placed on the rapidly progressing effects from global warming on the cryosphere, perspectives for the future and latest scientific advances, and technological developments. Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more Contains numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes Features new insights on the implications of climate change, including increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

The 1930s

The 1930s Book
Author : J.B. Bennington,Zenia Sacks DaSilva,Michael D’Innocenzo
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2016-04-26
ISBN : 1443892785
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 2010, Hofstra University celebrated its 75th anniversary, inviting scholars to the campus to discuss the world as it was in the year Hofstra was founded. The conference “1935: The Reality and the Promise” provided a wide-ranging exploration of the 1930s with presentations, discussions, and events highlighting the arts, entertainment, society, politics, literature, and science in that momentous decade. This volume encompasses a selection of the most interesting and enlightening papers from this conference, providing both depth and breadth of coverage. By any measure, the 1930s was a pivotal decade in modern history – a time when the reality of current events and the foreshadowing of events to come tempered all promise. The tension between reality and promise is a recurrent theme in the chapters brought together here, as well as in the personalities and faces that came to define this decade.

Interdisciplinary Place Based Learning in Urban Education

Interdisciplinary Place Based Learning in Urban Education Book
Author : Reneta D. Lansiquot,Sean P. MacDonald
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-14
ISBN : 3319660144
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book focuses on the interdisciplinary incorporation of place-based learning in faculty teaching strategies at the New York City College of Technology. Contributing authors highlight their creative use of the unique urban environment of Brooklyn, illustrating the integration of urban resources into student research projects and activities in the context of an interdisciplinary course. Beginning with a reflection on the interrelationship between learners and nature, built and virtual environments, contributors then examine the experience of students and faculty in interdisciplinary projects in architecture, the geosciences, economics, computer science, the humanities and medicine. The volume concludes with a synthesis of best practices from these projects, focused on virtual place-based learning. This scholarly book makes a valuable contribution to the literature, offering a model of creative employment of urban spaces to enhance experiential interdisciplinary learning and demonstrating the potential educator application in diverse urban institutions elsewhere.

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change

Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change Book
Author : National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on Understanding and Monitoring Abrupt Climate Change and Its Impacts
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2013-12-31
ISBN : 0309287766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Climate is changing, forced out of the range of the past million years by levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases not seen in the Earth's atmosphere for a very, very long time. Lacking action by the world's nations, it is clear that the planet will be warmer, sea level will rise, and patterns of rainfall will change. But the future is also partly uncertain -- there is considerable uncertainty about how we will arrive at that different climate. Will the changes be gradual, allowing natural systems and societal infrastructure to adjust in a timely fashion? Or will some of the changes be more abrupt, crossing some threshold or "tipping point" to change so fast that the time between when a problem is recognized and when action is required shrinks to the point where orderly adaptation is not possible? Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change is an updated look at the issue of abrupt climate change and its potential impacts. This study differs from previous treatments of abrupt changes by focusing on abrupt climate changes and also abrupt climate impacts that have the potential to severely affect the physical climate system, natural systems, or human systems, often affecting multiple interconnected areas of concern. The primary timescale of concern is years to decades. A key characteristic of these changes is that they can come faster than expected, planned, or budgeted for, forcing more reactive, rather than proactive, modes of behavior. Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change summarizes the state of our knowledge about potential abrupt changes and abrupt climate impacts and categorizes changes that are already occurring, have a high probability of occurrence, or are unlikely to occur. Because of the substantial risks to society and nature posed by abrupt changes, this report recommends the development of an Abrupt Change Early Warning System that would allow for the prediction and possible mitigation of such changes before their societal impacts are severe. Identifying key vulnerabilities can help guide efforts to increase resiliency and avoid large damages from abrupt change in the climate system, or in abrupt impacts of gradual changes in the climate system, and facilitate more informed decisions on the proper balance between mitigation and adaptation. Although there is still much to learn about abrupt climate change and abrupt climate impacts, to willfully ignore the threat of abrupt change could lead to more costs, loss of life, suffering, and environmental degradation. Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change makes the case that the time is here to be serious about the threat of tipping points so as to better anticipate and prepare ourselves for the inevitable surprises.

Physical Geography

Physical Geography Book
Author : James F. Petersen,Dorothy Sack,Robert E. Gabler
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2021-01-01
ISBN : 035714256X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Take a unique look at today's Earth as you examine its natural processes, complex systems and the reciprocal relationship between people and Earth’s natural environment. Written by three of today's most respected geographers, Petersen/Sack/Gabler’s PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, 12E introduces geography from three perspectives: as a physical science, a spatial science and an environmental science. An intriguing, reader-friendly presentation demonstrates the processes and interactions among Earth’s systems and emphasizes environmental sustainability, highlighting how natural systems are affected by human activities and how natural processes impact human lives. Updated, compelling visuals illustrate concepts through vivid photos, helpful figures, information-rich maps and thought-provoking captions. This edition also explores dynamic areas of the Earth, such as the Pacific Ring of Fire, and examines the latest digital, drone and laser technologies in use in geographical research. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Urban Disaster Resilience and Security

Urban Disaster Resilience and Security Book
Author : Alexander Fekete,Frank Fiedrich
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-12-04
ISBN : 3319686062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This edited book investigates the interrelations of disaster impacts, resilience and security in an urban context. Urban as a term captures megacities, cities, and generally, human settlements, that are characterised by concentration of quantifiable and non-quantifiable subjects, objects and value attributions to them. The scope is to narrow down resilience from an all-encompassing concept to applied ways of scientifically attempting to ‚measure’ this type of disaster related resilience. 28 chapters in this book reflect opportunities and doubts of the disaster risk science community regarding this ‚measurability’. Therefore, examples utilising both quantitative and qualitative approaches are juxtaposed. This book concentrates on features that are distinct characteristics of resilience, how they can be measured and in what sense they are different to vulnerability and risk parameters. Case studies in 11 countries either use a hypothetical pre-event estimation of resilience or are addressing a ‘revealed resilience’ evident and documented after an event. Such information can be helpful to identify benchmarks or margins of impact magnitudes and related recovery times, volumes and qualities of affected populations and infrastructure.

Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Superstorm Sandy book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Fluid New York

Fluid New York Book
Author : May Joseph
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2013-06-10
ISBN : 0822378884
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hurricane Sandy was a fierce demonstration of the ecological vulnerability of New York, a city of islands. Yet the storm also revealed the resilience of a metropolis that has started during the past decade to reckon with its aqueous topography. In Fluid New York, May Joseph describes the many ways that New York, and New Yorkers, have begun to incorporate the city's archipelago ecology into plans for a livable and sustainable future. For instance, by cleaning its tidal marshes, the municipality has turned a previously dilapidated waterfront into a space for public leisure and rejuvenation. Joseph considers New York's relation to the water that surrounds and defines it. Her reflections reach back to the city's heyday as a world-class port—a past embodied in a Dutch East India Company cannon recently unearthed from the rubble at the World Trade Center site—and they encompass the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. They suggest that New York's future lies in the reclamation of its great water resources—for artistic creativity, civic engagement, and ecological sustainability.

Principles of Water Resources History Development Management and Policy

Principles of Water Resources History  Development  Management  and Policy Book
Author : Thomas V. Cech
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-12
ISBN : 1118790294
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Principles of Water Resources History Development Management and Policy book written by Thomas V. Cech, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

AQA Geography A Level A Level AQA Geography A Level AS Physical Geography Student Book

AQA Geography A Level  A Level  AQA Geography A Level   AS Physical Geography Student Book Book
Author : Tim Bayliss,Lawrence Collins
Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
Release : 2016-09-15
ISBN : 0198497989
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Now updated for 2020 to more closely reflect the latest AQA exam question format and wording. Student-friendly resource for the 2016 AQA A Level and AS geography specifications. This Student Book covers the human geography component of the course. It motivates your students with accessible content while retaining a rigorous approach.

Oxford International AQA Examinations International A Level Physical Geography

Oxford International AQA Examinations  International A Level Physical Geography Book
Author : Simon Ross,Tim Bayliss,Bob Digby,Alice Griffiths,Lawrence Collins,Catherine Hurst,Andy Slater,Julia Willerton,Simon Green,Dave Cox,Rob Lewis,Kevin Silber,Mary James,Michael Keene,Tamsin Cooke,David Wyatt,Anthony Russell,Jonathan Allday,Steve Adams,Eileen Ramsden,Ray Barker,Darrel Barsby,Rob Commons,Gez Rizzo,Michala Swales
Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
Release : 2018-06-07
ISBN : 0198417438
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The is the only textbook that fully supports the OxfordAQA International A Level Physical Geography specification (9635). It enables students to develop a broad knowledge and understanding of a wide range of physical geography topics.

Global Migration The Basics

Global Migration  The Basics Book
Author : Bernadette Hanlon,Thomas J. Vicino
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-03-26
ISBN : 1134696876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Migration is a politically sensitive topic and an important aspect of contentious debates about social and cultural diversity, economic stability, terrorism, globalization, and nationalism. Global Migration: The Basics examines: history and geography of global migration the role of migrants in society impact of migrants on the economy and the political system policy challenges that need to be faced in confronting a rapidly changing world economy and society. This book challenges students of geography, political science, public policy, sociology, and economics to look beyond the rhetoric and consider the real and basic facts about migration. Through detailed examinations of the scholarly literature, demographic patterns, and public policy debates, Global Migration: The Basics exposes readers to the underlying causes and consequences of migration.

Governing in a Polarized Age

Governing in a Polarized Age Book
Author : Alan S. Gerber,Eric Schickler
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2016-10-31
ISBN : 1107095093
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume provides an in-depth examination of representation and legislative performance in contemporary American politics.

Contemporary Marketing

Contemporary Marketing Book
Author : Louis E. Boone,David L. Kurtz
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-01-01
ISBN : 1305465466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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CONTEMPORARY MARKETING, Seventeenth Edition, is the proven, premier teaching and learning resource for foundational marketing courses. The authors provide thorough coverage of essential marketing principles, exploring all components of the marketing mix, and providing practical guidance to help students prepare for successful marketing careers. This trusted text continues to grow stronger with each groundbreaking new edition, preserving what has made previous editions perennial best-sellers, while adding innovative new features and up-to-date information on current trends, topics, research, and best practices in this ever-evolving field. Because it is so technologically advanced, student-friendly, instructor-supported, and more relevant than ever, CONTEMPORARY MARKETING, Seventeenth Edition, remains in a class by itself. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development Book
Author : Susan Baker
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-08-31
ISBN : 1136325980
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The current focus on sustainable development opens up debates surrounding our relationship with the natural world, about what constitutes social progress and about the character of development, both in the Global North and the Global South. The promotion of sustainable futures is taking on a new urgency in the context of climate change and biodiversity loss. This concise and accessible text explores how the international community is responding to the challenge of sustainable development. It also investigates the prospect for, and barriers to, the promotion of sustainable development in high-consumption societies of the industrialised world, from the USA and the EU to the economies of transition in Eastern and Southern Asia. In Sustainable Development Baker considers the global impact of China’s industrial boom as well as how Chinese investments are shaping the prospects for sustainable development on the African continent. This global coverage is balanced by investigating how local action, ranging from the transition towns movement in the UK to the Green Belt movement in Kenya, can contribute to the pursuit of sustainable development. The second edition has been extensively revised and updated and benefits from the addition of three new chapters: sustainable development in China; the governance of sustainable development; and sustainable production and consumption. Climate change and biodiversity management have also been expanded into full chapters. Providing an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of the issues surrounding the promotion of sustainable development, this unique, internationally-focused book combines a strong conceptual analysis with wide ranging empirical focus and a wealth of case material. Including summary points and suggestions for further reading, as well as web resources and an extensive bibliography, it is ideal for students, scholars and researchers in the fields of environmental sciences, politics, geography, sociology and development studies.

Savage Sand and Surf

Savage Sand and Surf Book
Author : Lisa A. Eargle,Ashraf Esmail
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2015-04-02
ISBN : 0761865454
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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It was almost November 2012 when Hurricane Sandy, a late arrival in an otherwise quiet tropical season, slammed into the Mid-Atlantic US coastline. Millions of residents were plunged into darkness and billions of dollars in property and infrastructure were flooded or washed away in surging waters. Blizzard conditions struck the Appalachians as the hybrid Halloween monster moved inland. Savage Sand and Surf: The Hurricane Sandy Disaster is multi-faceted examination into one of the most recent natural disasters in the United States. Scholars from multiple disciplines address a wide range of important aspects of this event, including unique meteorological and social impacts of Sandy, Sandy’s intersection with vulnerable social groups in society, and social institutions’ adaptations to the disaster. Also, different theoretical models of disasters are explored and applied to better understand and prepare for similar events in the future.