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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

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.

Enrichment Module 1 Super Storm Sandy

Enrichment Module 1  Super Storm Sandy Book
Author : Paul Bierman
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013-08-28
ISBN : 9781285775784
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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SANDY: THE SUPERSTORM OF 2012 provides students an overview of how hurricanes and extratropical storms work before reviewing Sandy's development and cataloging the damage caused and its human impact. A concluding section places Sandy in the context of human-induced climate change and storms of the future. Possible solutions for strong storms and rising sea level are also presented. This 32-page enrichment module is ideal for any course addressing the risks of rising sea level due to human-induced climate change.

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.

Lessons from Frankenstorm

Lessons from Frankenstorm Book
Author : John Licata
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-07-26
ISBN : 111877440X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The world has been brought to its knees in recent years due to anincreased amount of hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes whichcollectively have left tens of millions without power and derailedeconomic growth in the process. However, today weather is not theonly threat to massive power loss. It’s time to fight backbefore energy weaknesses and instabilities from disruptive weatherpatterns cause financial chaos around the world throughcyberwarfare. In Lessons from Frankenstorm, you'll learn howto fight back. Overview: A look back at recent events (Fukushima, Indiablackout, Sandy here in the U.S., August 2003 blackout in NortheastU.S., etc.). Set up the case that something needs to be done,especially with warming temperatures (2012 was the hottest year onrecord). What are threats? Focus here is on weather (temperatures,rising tides, global warming, dwindling water supplies which impactcertain energy sources (i.e. fracking, biofuels), terrorism(cyberterror which may create a whole new investing sector in thevery near future). What can governments and utilities do? It could be goodto focus on disaster recovery efforts, crisis management,legislation, planning and strategy AHEAD of next major storm orterrorist threats that could rattle global financial marketplaces.New legislation could lead to new asset allocation by investors,technology companies, utilities and private equity. Legislation(i.e. endorsing modern nuclear power, offshore wind, etc.) may alsocause new alliances, joint ventures as a result. Could Frankenstorm be used a global blueprint for energyinnovation? Here focus on efforts seen in New York and NewJersey emerging from the darkness and ruin left by Superstorm Sandythrough the real next generation energy technologies and themesthat investors may want to focus on for the next decade (i.e.thorium nuclear reactors which China just announced they are movingtoward—should the U.S. follow?). Complacency is not the answer. Doing nothing and simplywaiting for another major power outage that not only challenges ourcredibility as a superpower in a new world economy but could alsocripple global market centers (maybe look at how slow Japan hasreacted to Fukushima while Germany moved way too fast in my view tomove away from nuclear power—something that has causedsurging electricity prices).

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.

Natural Hazards Second Edition

Natural Hazards  Second Edition Book
Author : Burrell E. Montz,Graham A. Tobin,Ronald R. Hagelman
Publisher : Guilford Publications
Release : 2017-04-25
ISBN : 1462529186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Revised edition of: Natural hazards: explanation and integration / Graham A. Tobin and Burrell E. Montz. c1997.

Roadside Geology of New Jersey

Roadside Geology of New Jersey Book
Author : David Paul Harper
Publisher : Roadside Geology
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780878426003
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the glacially scoured quartzite ridge that hosts the Appalachian Trail to the spectacular columnar basalt of Orange Mountain, New Jersey packs a boatload of geology into a small area. Its nineteenth-century marl pits were the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology, bog iron deposits in the Pinelands were used to produce cannonballs for the Revolutionary War, world-famous fluorescent minerals are found with zinc deposits in the Franklin Marble, and the coastal plain sediments contain convincing evidence of the meteorite impact that killed the dinosaurs. This absorbing book opens with an overview of the state's geologic history and proceeds with 13 road guides that unearth the stories behind the state's rocks, sediments, and barrier islands. More than just a guide, Roadside Geology of New Jersey is chock-full of insightful discussions on such timely topics as sea level rise, climate change, and uranium mining. Get the scoop on why so much sand moves during superstorms such as Hurricane Sandy, and learn about more than a century of efforts to stabilize the beaches along the Jersey Shore.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States Book
Author : United States. Congress. House
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Some vols. include supplemental journals of "such proceedings of the sessions, as, during the time they were depending, were ordered to be kept secret, and respecting which the injunction of secrecy was afterwards taken off by the order of the House".

Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters

Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness and Response to Disasters Book
Author : Landesman Consulting Visiting Lecturer School of Public Health University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst Massachusetts Linda Y Landesman,Linda Y. Landesman,Isaac B. Weisfuse
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release : 2013-08-02
ISBN : 1449645208
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy, man-made tragedies like the Madrid train bombings, the threat of bioterrorism, and emerging infections such as the H1N1 pandemic flu, disasters are creating increasingly profound threats to health of populations around the globe. Through a presentation of 16 case studies, the authors examine the broad range of public health scenarios through the lens of emergency preparedness and planning. Designed for students across a wide spectrum of health and safety disciplines, this text uniquely demonstrates the application of public health preparedness competencies established by the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). Key Features: -Presents 16 case studies on preparedness, from natural disasters to pandemic infection. -Demonstrates the application of the ASPH Public Health Preparedness competencies. -Makes an ideal complement to any text on disaster preparedness or public health leadership, or can be used as a standalone text. "Case Studies in Public Health Preparedness is written by some of the best emergency preparedness and response professionals in the business; it is a must read for anyone who needs to prepare for or respond to an emergency. Michael Osterholm Ph.D, MPH, Professor and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota"

Feel at Home

Feel at Home Book
Author : Tori Toth
Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
Release : 2015-05-30
ISBN : 163047472X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a perfect world you wouldnt need to be living in your home while on the market. However, the list of reasons why someone sells is endless and in many cases forces a homeowner to stay put when selling. The experience can be grueling for sellers when your personal lives become public displays to strangers and their criticisms. If youre going to be living in your home when selling you have to willingly be inconvenienced---not only emotionally, but physically. So whats the best way to get out from under the microscope? Sell fast. In this game-changing book by Tori Toth, founder of the Stage 2 Sell Strategy and Stylish Stagers, Inc. youll discover: how home staging can change habits and emotions that will benefit your bottom line---and ultimately put a sold sign on your property. Preparing your home for sale is more than just cleaning and decluttering, learn insider home staging secrets on how to make your space feel like home to potential buyers. When buyers feel at home, theyre more comfortable and can relate to the space, which ultimately gets them to make an offer. How fast can you sell your home? See for yourself. In"Feel at Home", home staging expert Tori Toth pulls back the curtains on the home staging industry and shows you a simple 10-step plan for making an impact on your housing market. The place that youve called home is about to become your greatest asset, Im here to help you get the best return on your investment.,

World of Thermo Thermometer Rising

World of Thermo  Thermometer Rising Book
Author : Guy Walton
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-08-06
ISBN : 9781724917263
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In an alternate universe not unlike our own, Thermo the Flying Thermometer is the creation of Dr. Emmanuel Key, a scientist studying climate change on the island of Hawaii. In this full color-illustrated story, middle grade readers follow Thermo's travels to discover the wonders of Earth's atmosphere, battling forces of nature such as Twisto the Tornado, Phoon the Hurricane and Skates the Ice Monster. Thermo finds himself in the middle of actual historical weather events, learning how weather works, and discovering that nature is not the real enemy. Instead, he is forced to battle an unnatural malevolent force in the atmosphere that is bringing out the worst in nature and threatening mankind. Written by a thirty-year veteran of The Weather Channel, Thermo's story introduces readers to the basics of meteorology and climate change. Praise for World of Thermo: Thermometer Rising: "One of the biggest questions I get is, 'How do I talk to my kids about climate change?' This book is the answer - it takes us on an entertaining trip through time, to meet the scientists who've studied our planet and what makes it tick." - Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Director of Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University "One of the great ironies of human-caused climate change is that those who had the least role in causing it-our children-will bear the brunt of its devastating impacts if we fail to act in time. It is urgent that they be educated about the threat and that their voices be heard. World of Thermo uses engaging magical characters to bring the science alive, and inform while entertaining." - Dr. Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State University, and co-author of "The Madhouse Effect" and "The Tantrum that Saved the World" "World of Thermo is a highly entertaining and superbly illustrated look at climate change and meteorology by an exceptionally well-qualified atmospheric scientist. Guy Walton takes readers on a wonderfully imaginative ride through climatological history as well as providing a learned peek into the disquieting future." - H. W "Buzz" Bernard, author of "Eyewall," "Supercell," and "Cascadia" "The saga of global climate change is full of twists and turns, invisible agents, all-too-human actors, and some very complex science. In World of Thermo, meteorologist/writer Guy Walton and illustrator Alyssa Josue turn this journey into a compelling tale for bright young readers that brings more than a century of climate science and awareness to life." - Robert Henson, author of "The Thinking Person's Guide to Climate Change"

Adaptive Business Continuity A New Approach

Adaptive Business Continuity  A New Approach Book
Author : David Lindstedt,Mark Armour, CBCP
Publisher : Rothstein Publishing
Release : 2017-06-05
ISBN : 1944480412
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Have you begun to question traditional best practices in business continuity (BC)? Do you seem to be concentrating on documentation rather than preparedness? Compliance rather than recoverability? Do your efforts provide true business value? If you have these concerns, David Lindstedt and Mark Armour offer a solution in Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach. This ground-breaking new book provides a streamlined, realistic methodology to change BC dramatically. After years of working with the traditional practices of business continuity (BC) – in project management, higher education, contingency planning, and disaster recovery – David Lindstedt and Mark Armour identified unworkable areas in many core practices of traditional BC. To address these issues, they created nine Adaptive BC principles, the foundation of this book: Deliver continuous value. Document only for mnemonics. Engage at many levels within the organization. Exercise for improvement, not for testing. Learn the business. Measure and benchmark. Obtain incremental direction from leadership. Omit the risk assessment and business impact analysis. Prepare for effects, not causes. Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach uses the analogy of rebuilding a house. After the initial design, the first step is to identify and remove all the things not needed in the new house. Thus, the first chapter is “Demolition” – not to get rid of the entire BC enterprise, but to remove certain BC activities and products to provide the space to install something new. The stages continue through foundation, framework, and finishing. Finally, the last chapter is “Dwelling,” permitting you a glimpse of what it might be like to live in this new home that has been created. Through a wealth of examples, diagrams, and real-world case studies, Lindstedt and Armour show you how you can execute the Adaptive BC framework in your own organization. You will: Recognize specific practices in traditional BC that may be problematic, outdated, or ineffective. Identify specific activities that you may wish to eliminate from your practice. Learn the capability and constraint model of recoverability. Understand how Adaptive BC can be effective in organizations with vastly different cultures and program maturity levels. See how to take the steps to implement Adaptive BC in your own organization. Think through some typical challenges and opportunities that may arise as you implement an Adaptive BC approach.

The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book

The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book Book
Author : Alice Northover
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2015-07-28
ISBN : 0190461896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book: Ten Years of Academic Insights for the Thinking World celebrates the incisive works that made the OUPblog what it is today: an unrivaled source for sophisticated learning, understanding, and reflection. Hand-picked by Oxford University Press editors, these selections feature James M. McPherson on Lincoln's greatest moment, Arne L. Kalleberg's on police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri, and Anatoly Liberman's exploration into the origins of the word "bigot,?among many others. From the fall of Rome and the science of happiness, to race relations and international law, the OUPblog has adapted the insights of authors, staff, and friends of Oxford University Press for an entire decade, earning its place as a 2013 Webby Award Honoree. Since 2005, more than 8,000 articles have been published, featuring daily commentary on a wide range of topics spanning politics, science, philosophy, music, and everything in between. Today, the OUPblog continues to represent the Oxford University Press's commitment to excellence in research, scholarship, and education, disseminating insights from the world's greatest thinkers.

The Video Librarian

The Video Librarian Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download The Video Librarian book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Call to Action

A Call to Action Book
Author : Eric Kaufman,Joaquin F. Matias
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-04-06
ISBN : 9781545220542
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"A practical strategy to save those living along low-lying coastal and in drought-stricken areas. A new manifesto that creates opportunities for private sector investment, economic growth, jobs in America and community development in an era of climate change"--Page [4] of cover.