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|Author||: Téa Obreht|
|Editor||: Random House|
The New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife returns with "a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West" (Entertainment Weekly). In the lawless, drought-ridden lands of the Arizona Territory in 1893, two extraordinary lives unfold. Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life--her husband, who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons, who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home. Meanwhile, Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West. The way in which Lurie's death-defying trek at last intersects with Nora's plight is the surprise and suspense of this brilliant novel. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, Inland is grounded in true but little-known history. It showcases all of Téa Obreht's talents as a writer, as she subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West, making them entirely--and unforgettably--her own. Advance praise for Inland "A frontier tale [that] dazzles with camels and wolves and two characters who never quite meet . . . [Obreht] returns with a novel saturated in enough realism and magic to make the ghost of Gabriel García Márquez grin. . . . Will take your breath away."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "This is no boilerplate Louis L'Amour yarn--there are ghosts, camels and other fantastical elements."--Newsday (Best Summer Books 2019) "The long-anticipated second novel from Téa Obreht transports readers to the Wild West through the juxtaposed stories of a frontierswoman whose husband and sons have gone missing, and of an outlaw on the run."--Bustle
|Author||: Téa Obreht|
|Editor||: Weidenfeld & Nicolson|
Nora is an unflinching frontierswoman awaiting the return of the men in her life - her husband who has gone in search of water for the parched household, and her elder sons who have vanished after an explosive argument. Nora is biding her time with her youngest son, who is convinced that a mysterious beast is stalking the land around their home, and her husband's seventeen-year-old cousin, who communes with spirits. Lurie is a former outlaw and a man haunted by ghosts. He sees lost souls who want something from him, and he finds reprieve from their longing in an unexpected relationship that inspires a momentous expedition across the West. Mythical, lyrical, and sweeping in scope, "Inland" is grounded in true but little-known history. It subverts and reimagines the myths of the American West.
|Editor||: Academic Press|
Inland aquatic habitats occur world-wide at all scales from marshes, swamps and temporary puddles, to ponds, lakes and inland seas; from streams and creeks to rolling rivers. Vital for biological diversity, ecosystem function and as resources for human life, commerce and leisure, inland waters are a vital component of life on Earth. The Encyclopedia of Inland Waters describes and explains all the basic features of the subject, from water chemistry and physics, to the biology of aquatic creatures and the complex function and balance of aquatic ecosystems of varying size and complexity. Used and abused as an essential resource, it is vital that we understand and manage them as much as we appreciate and enjoy them. This extraordinary reference brings together the very best research to provide the basic and advanced information necessary for scientists to understand these ecosystems – and for water resource managers and consultants to manage and protect them for future generations. Encyclopedic reference to Limnology - a key core subject in ecology taught as a specialist course in universities Over 240 topic related articles cover the field Gene Likens is a renowned limnologist and conservationist, Emeritus Director of the Institute of Ecosystems Research, elected member of the American Philosophical Society and recipient of the 2001 National Medal of Science Subject Section Editors and authors include the very best research workers in the field
|Author||: Emrhys Barrell|
|Editor||: Adlard Coles|
There are more than 4000 miles of navigable waterways in Great Britain, with more in Ireland and Europe. Peaceful canals, bustling rivers, glorious lakes - there is something for everyone. This book will tell the reader all they need to know about how to get afloat - which boat to choose, whether to hire or buy, how much it will cost, and where they can go. Boat handling and manoeuvring are covered in detail, along with maintenance and repair. And there is a section on trailer boating for those who want to keep their boat at home, advice on living aboard for long periods, night-time navigation and training. This is the only book novices will need to take their first steps afloat, and it is the one they will keep by them throughout their boating years. 'This is the book to read from cover to cover' Cruising 'The perfect introductory guide to those new to the waterways' Maritime Journal
|Author||: Madeleine Watts|
In this "eloquent debut," a young Australian woman unable to find her footing in the world begins to break down when the emergencies she hears working as a 911 operator and the troubles within her own life gradually blur together, forcing her to grapple with how the past has shaped her present (Publishers Weekly). Drifting after her final year in college, a young writer begins working part-time as an emergency dispatch operator in Sydney. Over the course of an eight-hour shift, she is dropped into hundreds of crises, hearing only pieces of each. Callers report car accidents and violent spouses and homes caught up in flame. The work becomes monotonous: answer, transfer, repeat. And yet the stress of listening to far-off disasters seeps into her personal life, and she begins walking home with keys in hand, ready to fight off men disappointed by what they find in neighboring bars. During her free time, she gets black-out drunk, hooks up with strangers, and navigates an affair with an ex-lover whose girlfriend is in their circle of friends. Two centuries earlier, her great-great-great-great-grandfather--the British explorer John Oxley--traversed the wilderness of Australia in search of water. Oxley never found the inland sea, but the myth was taken up by other men, and over the years, search parties walked out into the desert, dying as they tried to find it. Interweaving a woman's self-destructive unraveling with the gradual worsening of the climate crisis, The Inland Sea is charged with unflinching insight into our age of anxiety. At a time when wildfires have swept an entire continent, this novel asks what refuge and comfort looks like in a constant state of emergency.
|Author||: Marc Los Huertos|
Ecology and Management of Inland Waters: A Californian Perspective with Global Applications presents the geologic history and physical characteristics of aquatic ecology. The author draws on his research from the inland waters of California and applies this to other areas, including Mediterranean climate systems, the tropics, and even South Africa. The endorheic basins covered in this text can be found in 30% of the US, including the Aral Sea, which is a fascinating case study that provides an important warning for other locations. The author also covers Zebra Mussels, which are set to soon be a permanent population in California. The book is authored by an expert in the field who covers a very wide and interdisciplinary subject area which brings a holistic view to this complex discipline. Focuses on examples from California, which is not currently covered in most limnology books, but with an outlook to other locations Examines complex patterns of human and natural development, allowing the reader to appreciate how aquatic systems in the Anthropocene experience a new "regime" that does not rely on vague and outdated versions of ecological theory Presents a geological history, including fossil records, of California which allows the reader to appreciate how inland waters formed
|Author||: Robert Kelley|
|Editor||: Univ of California Press|
"Of late historians have become increasingly interested in the vast re-ordering of the environment involved in the creation of America. Nowhere was this more true than in the Sacramento Valley where re-ordering edged into folly. Battling the Inland Sea is a powerful evocation of the losses and gains involved in battling the mighty Sacramento River. But more than this, it is an exploration of the national will as it sought to rearrange nature herself with such mixed results. Here is history dealing with the most elemental forces of land, water and engineering as they are shaped by public policy. Here is the profound drama of value and symbol which occurs when Americans come into conflict with forces over which they can exercise, as Robert Kelley shows, only the most transitory and pyrrhic victories."—Kevin Starr, author of the Americans and the California Dream "Robert Kelley's research into the origins of California's first great flood control system has already helped to inform the shaping of the state's water laws. Now he opens up the benefits of that work for the average reader in a wonderfully clear and engaging story that manages, among other things, to show that water development in the United States hasn't been just a matter of engineering but a cultural and intellectual achievement as well."—William Kahrl, author of Water and Power "A vividly written narrative of one of the major transformations of the physical world we inhabit. Robert Kelley draws upon his rich store of learning and insight to set the struggles over the Sacramento Valley into a broad context. His book contains important lessons for those who would understand the American economy, environment, politics, or culture."—Daniel W. Howe, author of The Political Culture of the American Whigs
|Author||: Anne Coleman|
|Editor||: BPS Books|
“Coleman’s keen observations about her long life make INLAND NAVIGATION BY THE STARS not only an intimate personal memoir but also a work of social history. Her reflections of the times she grew up in are compassionate yet critical and provide a unique and engaging insight into both Coleman herself and the challenges that women in Canada have faced over the last eighty years.” —SONJA LARSEN, award-winning author of Red Star Tattoo FROM THE AUTHOR OF I’LL TELL YOU A SECRET Growing up in Toronto, Ontario, and North Hatley, Quebec, Anne Coleman was a combination of pre-feminist independent girl and literary dreamer. With literature as her source of information about life she married Frank, a handsome, brilliant Slovenian whose family had lost their famous Grand Hotel Toplice in Bled, northern Yugoslavia, to the Nazis and then to the Communists. He was just the type of man-with-a-troubled-past her reading had demanded she find. The marriage alternated between happiness and darkness, with Frank descending into bouts of alcoholism and depression as a result of his childhood trauma at the hands of the Nazis. After a dramatic escape from the marriage with her two small children, Anne had to start over. She earned a Master’s degree in English from Bishop’s University, and then taught for five years at Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School in Montreal and for thirty years at a college in at University College of the Cariboo, now Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops, BC. Before heading west she was part of the liveliest literary gatherings of the era. Her circle included Hugh MacLennan, Leonard Cohen, Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje. In the 1970s and 1980s Anne’s feminist awakening became a call to arms for women at her college and beyond. And for men too. The male professors who had hitherto reigned unchallenged fought back as best they could with mockery and threats. But Anne struggled to live her feminism fully in her private life. She stayed far too long in a second marriage by going into survival-mode denial and immersing herself in her teaching, students and friendships. Her primary solace became the flora and fauna of “Narnia,” a 160-acre property south of Kamloops with an old Quebec-style house built during the marriage. One section of her book is titled “How Beauty Makes Things Possible,” and her descriptions of nature there and elsewhere in the book — whether of the hills, lake and forests of North Hatley, the top-of-the-world wildness outside Kamloops or the gardens and coastal areas of Victoria — may prove to be among some of the finest in all of Canadian writing.
Report of the Eighteenth Session of the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission Rome 17 25 May 1994
|Author||: European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission. Session|
|Editor||: Food & Agriculture Org.|
EIFAC reviewed in depth the status and future direction of the inland fisheries and aquaculture sectors of Europe. The session reviewed EIFAC's activities since 1992 in the fields of fishery biology and management, fish culture and diseases and water pollution control.
|Author||: Jane Rule|
|Editor||: Open Road Media|
The stories in this remarkable collection by Jane Rule explore the relationships among men and women, women and women, and families—both conventional and unconventional From traditional families to relationships that break new ground, this anthology runs the gamut of human emotions. The eponymous heroine “Dulce” is a self-proclaimed muse, witch, whore, “preying lesbian,” and “devouring mother” who has a profound effect on the lives of the women and men around her. “His Nor Hers” tracks the unraveling of a marriage—with unexpected results. “The Real World” explores the moral universe of a female mechanic who creates an unconventional family. In “A Matter of Numbers,” a divorced math professor falls in love with her twenty-year-old student. And the title story introduces two women—one widowed, one divorced—who rediscover romance aboard a cruise ship. Whether she’s turning the spotlight on unfulfilled wives, frustrated husbands, friends, or secret lovers, Inland Passage is Jane Rule at her most insightful.
|Author||: R. L. Welcomme|
|Editor||: Food & Agriculture Org.|
A total of 1,354 introductions of 237 species into 140 countries are analyses. The number of introductions carried out rose from the middle of the last century until the 1960s and have lessened since then.
|Author||: Canada. Department of Inland Revenue|
1873/74-1888/90 have supplements as follows: 1873/74, Canal statistics; Examination of Officers employed in the outside service of the department.--1875, Canal statistics; Report on weights and measures; Report on adulteration of food.
|Author||: Deepak R. Mishra,Igor Ogashawara,Anatoly Abraham Gitelson|
Bio-optical Modeling and Remote Sensing of Inland Waters presents the latest developments, state-of-the-art, and future perspectives of bio-optical modeling for each optically active component of inland waters, providing a broad range of applications of water quality monitoring using remote sensing. Rather than discussing optical radiometry theories, the authors explore the applications of these theories to inland aquatic environments. The book not only covers applications, but also discusses new possibilities, making the bio-optical theories operational, a concept that is of great interest to both government and private sector organizations. In addition, it addresses not only the physical theory that makes bio-optical modeling possible, but also the implementation and applications of bio-optical modeling in inland waters. Early chapters introduce the concepts of bio-optical modeling and the classification of bio-optical models and satellite capabilities both in existence and in development. Later chapters target specific optically active components (OACs) for inland waters and present the current status and future direction of bio-optical modeling for the OACs. Concluding sections provide an overview of a governance strategy for global monitoring of inland waters based on earth observation and bio-optical modeling. Presents comprehensive chapters that each target a different optically active component of inland waters Contains contributions from respected and active professionals in the field Presents applications of bio-optical modeling theories that are applicable to researchers, professionals, and government agencies
|Author||: P van Broekhuizen,D Theodori,K Le Blansch,S Ullmer|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
This book is strongly recommended to those engaged in activities involving the lubrication of machines, to lubricant manufacturers and to raw material producers. It brings together the experience of many companies, institutions and individual users in a variety of European countries. These user groups have monitored the effect of applying biolubricants to their equipment. Lubrication in Inland and Coastal Water Activities describes the various products available and gives an overview of the technical and environmental aspects of biolubricants. Attention is given to the range of biolubricants, their application and the importance of including all stakeholders in developing their use: from the lubricant manufacturers to the equipment manufacturers, from local users to governmental authorities. Lubrication in Inland and Coastal Water Activities is a valuable contribution towards the development of a responsible lubricant policy.
|Author||: Francesca Gherardi|
Invasive species have come to dominate 3% of the Earth’s ice-free surface, constituting one of the most serious ecological and economic threats of the new millennium, and freshwater systems are particularly vulnerable. This book examines the identity, distribution, and impact of freshwater non-indigenous species and the dynamics of their invasion. It focuses on old and new invaders and provides a starting point for further research.