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The Space Flight History for PHM Technology

by Losik Ph.D, Len

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Engineering, Science & Math, Astronomy & Space Science
Size: 215 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 October 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Still Waters (Sandhamn Murders Book 1)

by Viveca Sten

On a hot July morning on Sweden’s idyllic vacation island of Sandhamn, a man takes his dog for a walk and makes a gruesome discovery: a body, tangled in fishing net, has washed ashore.Police detective Thomas Andreasson is the first to arrive on the scene. Before long, he has identified the deceased as Krister Berggren, a bachelor from the mainland who has been missing for months. All signs point to an accident—until another brutalized corpse is found at the local bed-and-breakfast. But this time it is Berggren’s cousin, whom Thomas interviewed in Stockholm just days before.As the island’s residents reel from the news, Thomas turns to his childhood friend, local lawyer Nora Linde. Together, they attempt to unravel the riddles left behind by these two mysterious outsiders—while try...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Literature, Ethnic & National, Historical, Leaders & Notable People, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Reference & Collections, Regional U.S., Specific Groups, Travel, Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Holidays & Celebrations, Computers & Technology, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Canning & Preserving, Cooking by Ingredient, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Gastronomy, Meals, Natural Foods, Outdoor Cooking, Professional Cooking, Quick & Easy, Reference, Regional & International, Sp
Size: 387 pages
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Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) & Echo Show 5 - The Complete User Guide: Learn to Use Your Echo Show Like A Pro (Alexa & Echo Show Setup and Tips)

by CJ Andersen

The Amazon Echo Show is the jewel in the Echo crown! And this is the complete, up to date Echo Show user guide from Tech Ace CJ Andersen that will show you how to use this new device like a pro.This guide covers every aspect of the Echo Show and its AI software Alexa including:•Echo Show Setup •Alexa App Basics•Watching Amazon Video •Watching Movie Trailers •Controlling Fire TV •Controlling Dish TV •Listening to Music•Listening to Audio Books•Shopping Lists & To-do Lists•Reminders, Alarms & Timers •Alexa Skills •Smart Home Devices•Asking Questions •Check and Manage Your Calendar •Find Local Businesses and Restaurants•Find Traffic Information •Weather Information •Go to the Movies •Hear the News •Sports•Shop Amazon •Calls and Messaging •And all ...

Genre: Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 3.20 / 5
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No More Cable Bill: The TV Junkie’s Guide To Affordable, Internet TV (internet TV, watch free, free tv, online tv, live tv, netflix, free cable)

by Randy Wareing

Learn How To Get The Most Out Of Your Internet TV, Today!

Get this Kindle book for just $2.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.

Today, the traditional TV set has evolved into the high tech Internet TV. The features of Internet TV are so futuristic that our ancestors may have not even imagined that such things could be done to that appliance that looked like a wooden cabinet or box. Indeed, the TV set has come a long, long way.
Today, enjoy the maximum benefits that are available for you through the use of Internet TV. Find out its advantages, how to set it up, how to care for it, and what is in store for it in the future.
There is definitely no stopping it. Up to now, it is constantly changing—for the better, that is. Read...

Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies & Video, Puzzles & Games, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 28 pages
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Rating: 2.50 / 5
3 reviews

FIRE TV STICK USERS GUIDE: Ultimate 2019 Simplified Manual With Step By Step Instructions To Master Your Fire TV Stick With The All-New Alexa Voice Remote In Few Minutes

by Kyle Norris

The Ultimate 2019 Edition for the Latest Fire TV Stick With All-New Alex Voice RemoteTo savor the taste and entertainment of your Fire TV Stick and to get more beyond enjoying the comfy of streams of movies, apps, games and music from the Fire TV Stick then this is the recommended guide to free you from the bustle of too many misinformation. This guide sufficiently walks you through the basic and advanced features of your Fire TV Stick and teaches you how to use your Fire TV Stick like a Pro.This guide will teach you the following and beyond:How to use the new customized remoteSet up your Fire TV Stick without stressHow to sync Alexa with your Fire TV Stick and use the voice commandHow to sync your Smart Home Cameras to your Fire TV StickHow to install Kodi 18.0 Leia effectivelyHow to turn...

Genre: Computers & Technology, Hardware, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Consumer Guides
Size: 42 pages
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Rating: 2.10 / 5
2 reviews

Mobile Solar Power: DIY Installation Mobile 12 Volt Off Grid Solar System With Step-By-Step Instructions

by Clifford Wilks

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 37 pages
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Robotic Fish iSplash-MICRO: A 50mm Robotic Fish Generating the Maximum Velocity of Real Fish (High Speed Robotics. Mechanical engneering and kinematics for maximum velocity robot fish. Book 4)

by Richard James Clapham

iSplash-MICRO: A 50mm Robotic Fish Generating the Maximum Velocity of Real Fish

Richard James Clapham

Abstract—This paper presents a millimeter scale robotic fish, namely iSplash-MICRO, able to accurately generate the posterior undulatory pattern of the carangiform swimming mode, at intensively high frequencies. Furthermore an investigation into anterior stabilization was made in an attempt to reduce the large kinematic errors and optimize forces around the center of mass. Applying large scale dorsal and pelvic fins relative to body size enabled predictable optimization of the anterior and posterior displacements. During the field trials, the small fish with a length of 50mm has generated an equivalent average maximum velocity to real fish, measured in body le...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Technology
Size: Unknown
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Calculations on Electricity and Heat Energy: A Physics Book for High Schools and Colleges

by Kingsley Augustine

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Genre: Children's eBooks, Science, Nature & How It Works, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Science & Math, Physics, Children's Nonfiction
Size: 182 pages
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Increase Your Gas Mileage: 48 Tips Anyone Can Use to Get Great Gas Mileage and Save Money

by Henry Owen

Are you spending too much money on fuel? Would you like to save money, and pollute less? This book will show you exactly how to get great gas mileage and save money! Most of us feel like we spend too much money on gas for our cars. You can increase your gas mileage and save money. In this book, Increase Your Gas Mileage: 48 Tips Anyone Can Use to Get Great Gas Mileage and Save Money, you’ll find dozens of great tips to save you money, with ideas like: General and highway driving tipsTrip Planning tips and car setup tipsFalse fuel-efficiency tips debunkedInterviews with Hypermiling ExpertsAnd lots more…If you are determined to save more money and pollute the environment less, get a copy of Increase Your Gas Mileage.Scroll up and click “Buy Now” to start increasing your gas mileage t...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 83 pages
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7-Step Engineering Design Guide | Wheeled Robotic Vehicles: Unmanned Ground Vehicle

by Brain Ants Publisher

Are you designing a Robotic Vehicle? Do you want to know the Necessary Calculations? How about the Control Structure? Not sure where to start?Get this book! (2019)With essential details covered and easy to understand illustrations, you will now learn how to design your own professional, Teleoperated, Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). You will learn how to choose and justify your selected components; calculate the required drive power, calculate steering kinematics and design the control circuit. The different drive concepts for wheeled Robotic vehicles are discussed and evaluated for best selection (for the design). Learn the functions of each electrical component and get demonstrated hints on how to configure them. You will learn how to design a medium sized, Skid-Steer UGV, with ste...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: Unknown
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RUST: In 8 Hours, For Beginners, Learn Coding Fast! Rust Programming Language Crash Course, Rust QuickStart Guide, A Tutorial Book With Tests And Answers In Easy Steps! An Ultimate Beginner's Guide!

by Ray Yao

This is a zero-risk investment, If you are not satisfied with the eBook, you can get a full refund within 7 days! About This BookThis Book Absolutely for Beginners:“Rust in 8 Hours” covers all essential Rust language knowledge. You can learn complete primary skills of Rust programming fast and easily. The book includes more than 80 practical examples for beginners and includes tests & answers for the college exam, the engineer certification exam, and the job interview exam. Source Code for Download:This book provides source code for download; you can download the source code for better study, or copy the source code to your favorite editor to test the programs. Download link: forms.aweber.com/form/33/98967233.htmTable of ContentHour 1What is Rust Language?The Feature of RustInstall Rus...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 115 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
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The Robot and Automation Almanac - 2019: The Futurist Institute

by Jason Schenker

The Robot and Automation Almanac is a collection of essays from leading robot and automation experts, executives, and investors. Each of the essays focuses on the "one big thing" that each author sees in the year ahead: an opportunity, a risk, a challenge, investment themes, an overlooked trend, a perception shift, a step change, or a trend change.The robot, automation, and AI thought leaders that contributed to this book include Samuel Alexandersson, Djamila Amimer, Fred van Beuningen, Keith Blanchet, Jeff Burnstein, Lorenzo Carver, Brian La Cour, Craig Fuller, Jason Gouw, Rob Handfield, Robert Huschka, Maciej Lisiecki, Jayesh Mehta, Russell Nickerson, David Schwebel, Daniel Stanton, Kaleb Steinhauer, Daniel Theobald, Michael Walton, and Bruce Welty. The editor, Jason Schenker, also contr...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 180 pages
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Evaporative Cooling: The Science of Beating the Heat

by D. James Benton

Evaporative cooling is vital for life and industry. Benefiting from this essential process is as natural as sweating. It's the most efficient means of rejecting unwanted heat. The economy of evaporative cooling has made it the first choice of manufacturing and power production. There is rarely time to adequately address this important topic in a course on heat transfer. Many articles and books present the mechanical and even economic aspects of evaporative cooling. This book presents the computational (i.e., mathematical) aspects. All of the software discussed in this book is available free on-line, including considerable source code....

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Physics, Teen & Young Adult
Size: Unknown
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Law and Justice in a Globalized World: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Depok, Indonesia, November 7-9, 2016: Topics in Law and Justice

by Harkristuti Harkrisnowo

The book consists of a selection of papers presented at the Asia-Pacific Research Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. It contains essays on current legal issues in law and justice, and their role and transformation in a globalizing world. Topics covered include human rights, criminal law, good governance, democracy, foreign investment, and regional integration. The conference focused on Asia and the Pacific, two regions where law has taken an important position in creating and shaping the regional integrations, new legal institutions, and norms. This reconfirms the idea that the legal system is extremely important in the global world. This book provides new insights and new horizons on how law and justice took part in globalizing human interaction, especially in the Asia-Pacific ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 284 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

Minimalism: The Unspeakable Joy of Less: Discover Your Path to Radiant Joy, Unshakable Peace and Deeply Satisfying Liberation (変える Book 1)

by Tabata Yukio

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Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Interior Design, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Automotive, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Technology
Size: 100 pages
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Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Alexa: The 2018 Updated Begginer's Guide to Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot

by David Murray

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 122 pages
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Rating: 2.40 / 5
2 reviews

Markov Models: Definitive Guide to Understanding Unsupervised Machine Learning In Python

by Dwayne Steven

Have You Ever Wondered How Artificial Intelligence And Data Science Work? Are you looking to learn about machine learning and how it relates to these topics?? Do Hidden Markov Models sound familiar and you want to learn more about them?If so, “Markov’s Model And Unsupervised Machine Learning In Python” is THE book for you! It covers all you need to know about Markov’s Model and machine learning and how to implement them in Python! Machine learning has become extremely popular over the last decade or two. Everyone from businesses looking for customer profiling and fraud detection, to WEB miners looking to for text mining and document search capabilities, to those working in medicine and astronomy and even on the Human Genome Project have been using machine learning to perform their...

Genre: Business & Investing, Finance, Industries & Professions, Management & Leadership, Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Programming, Software, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching, Professional & Technical, Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Mathematics, Physics
Size: 58 pages
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Conspiracy Theories: The NWO Agenda 2030 2 Box Set Smart Technologies Biometrics UN Agenda 21

by Cheryl Leonard

The advancement of smart technologies has taken the world by storm due to their trendiness, and convenience. Everyone converses on their smartphones, purchases smart products for their home, or utilizes the digital electronic payment systems. All of the smart products comprise the smart grid and the IoT Internet of Things to develop smart cities. In conjunction with future biometric technologies , the data of an individual’s identity will be logged into a huge database containing personal information and methods of collection. Privacy advocates are concerned about hackers, cyberattacks, and glitches in this digital system network. UN Agenda 21/2030 is a non binding sustainable development plan using smart green technologies supposedly to preserve the earth’s resources from over consump...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, True Accounts, Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: Unknown
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PYTHON FOR BEGINNERS: LEARN TO CODE FAST

by TAM SEL

This one for absolute beginners. This book covers all essential about PYTHON. This book includes practical examples for beginners. In addition to that 20 Interview questions and answers in PYTHON.By this book you can learn fundamentals of PYTHON within 10 daysTable of ContentsPython for BeginnersCHAPTER 1Installing PythonHello World: Create your First Python ProgramPython Main Function with ExamplesPython VariablesConcatenate VariablesCHAPTER 2Python StringStrings indexing and splittingReassigning stringsPython Formatting operatorCHAPTER 3Python TupleExampleExample 2Tuple indexing and splittingCHAPTER 4Python DictionaryCreating the dictionaryAccessing the dictionary valuesUpdating dictionary valuesDeleting elements using del keywordIterating DictionaryProperties of Dictionary keysCHAPTER 5...

Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Science & Math, Reference
Size: 84 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
5 reviews

Google Classroom: 2019 Google Classroom Brief Guide. 15 Coolest Things about It

by Ann Brooks

Google Classroom 2019 Google Classroom Brief Guide. 15 Coolest Things about It.Do you know about Google Classroom? Chances are, if you’re an educator in the business, you’ve at least heard of this. Google Classroom is an Elearning aid that allows for teachers and students to collaborate together, in order to create a better, more integrative learning experience than ever thought possible.But, what is so great about this? Why are teachers looking into using this, and why do students love it? Well, your’e about to find out.If you’ve been curious about what you can do with the Google Classroom interface, and how it facilitates learning, then you should look no further. You’ll be able to, with this, create a better situation for yourself, and also help with building a better classr...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 27 pages
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Robotic Fish iSplash-II: Realizing Fast Carangiform Swimming to Outperform a Real Fish

by Richard James Clapham

Robotic Fish iSplash-II
Realizing Fast Carangiform Swimming to Outperform a Real Fish
By Richard James Clapham

Abstract. This book introduces a new robotic fish, iSplash-II, capable of outperforming real Carangiform fish in terms of average maximum velocity (measured in body lengths/ second) and endurance, the duration that top speed is maintained. A new fabrication technique and mechanical drive system were developed, effectively transmitting large forces at high frequencies to obtain high-speed propulsion. The lateral and thrust forces were optimized around the center of mass, generating accurate kinematic displacements and greatly increasing the magnitude of added mass. The prototype, with a length of 32cm has significantly increased the linear swimming speed ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Science & Math, Technology
Size: 27 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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One Hundred Years of Chemical Warfare: Research, Deployment, Consequences

by Bretislav Friedrich

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. On April 22, 1915, the German military released 150 tons of chlorine gas at Ypres, Belgium. Carried by a long-awaited wind, the chlorine cloud passed within a few minutes through the British and French trenches, leaving behind at least 1,000 dead and 4,000 injured. This chemical attack, which amounted to the first use of a weapon of mass destruction, marks a turning point in world history. The preparation as well as the execution of the gas attack was orchestrated by Fritz Haber, the director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry in Berlin-Dahlem. During World War I, Haber transformed his research institute into a center for the development of chemical weapons (and of the means of protection agains...

Genre: History, Military, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Philosophy, Engineering, Professional Science, Science & Math, Chemistry
Size: 408 pages
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Freshwater Governance for the 21st Century (Global Issues in Water Policy Book 6)

by Eiman Karar

The objective of this book is to broadly illustrate the key aspects of water governance, mapping the spectrum of decision-making from techno-centric and eco-centric approaches, to hybrid concepts and people-centric approaches. Topics covered include the challenges for water-governance models, the polycentric model, the integration challenge, water in the decision-making hierarchy, and the rise of water-sensitive design, while also taking into account interdependencies between stakeholders, as well as the issue of scale. The book’s content is presented in an integrated and comprehensive format, building on detailed case studies from around the world and the authors’ working experiences in the water sector. Combining essential insights with accessible, non-technical language, it offers...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Science & Math, Environment, Engineering, Professional Science, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 250 pages
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Model-Driven Development and Operation of Multi-Cloud Applications: The MODAClouds Approach (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)

by Di Nitto, Elisabetta

This books is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book summarizes work being undertaken within the collaborative MODAClouds research project, which aims to facilitate interoperability between heterogeneous Cloud platforms and remove the constraints of deployment, portability, and reversibility for end users of Cloud services. Experts involved in the project provide a clear overview of the MODAClouds approach and explain how it operates in a variety of applications.While the wide spectrum of available Clouds constitutes a vibrant technical environment, many early-stage issues pose specific challenges from a software engineering perspective. MODAClouds will provide methods, a decision support system, and an open source IDE and run-time environment for the high-level design, early prot...

Genre: Computers & Technology, Microsoft, Networking, Programming, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Engineering
Size: 149 pages
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Radiological Issues for Fukushima’s Revitalized Future

by Tomoyuki Takahashi

This book overviews environmental issues 4 years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, covering a wide range of areas related to radiation and radioactivity. The topics discussed are necessary to make clear the relationship between the results of research and Fukushima’s revitalized future. The chapters are divided into four parts: Part 1 presents the identification of radionuclides in soil and migration of radionuclides in the terrestrial environment; Part 2 describes the safety decontamination system and treatment of radioactive waste; Part 3 explains the development of the system of measurement of environmental radiation and evaluation of external exposure; and Part 4 discusses the identification of radionuclides in farm products, control of root uptake, identification of decreasing r...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Environment, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 232 pages
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Aquaculture Perspective of Multi-Use Sites in the Open Ocean: The Untapped Potential for Marine Resources in the Anthropocene

by Bela H. Buck

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This volume addresses the potential for combining large-scale marine aquaculture of macroalgae, molluscs, crustaceans, and finfish, with offshore structures, primarily those associated with energy production, such as wind turbines and oil-drilling platforms. The volume offers a comprehensive overview and includes chapters on policy, science, engineering, and economic aspects to make this concept a reality. The compilation of chapters authored by internationally recognized researchers across the globe addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of multi-use, and presents case studies of research, development, and demonstration-scale installations in the US and EU. ...

Genre: Business & Investing, Management & Leadership, Professional & Technical, Law, Nonfiction, Science & Math, Environment, Engineering, Professional Science, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 404 pages
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Water Resource Systems Planning and Management: An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications

by Daniel P. Loucks

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals. It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Environment, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Professional Science, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology, Technology
Size: 624 pages
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Balanced Urban Development: Options and Strategies for Liveable Cities (Water Science and Technology Library Book 72)

by Basant Maheshwari

This book provides a unique synthesis of concepts and tools to examine natural resource, socio-economic, legal, policy and institutional issues that are important for managing urban growth into the future. The book will particularly help the reader to understand the current issues and challenges and develop strategies and practices to cope with future pressures of urbanisation and peri-urban land, water and energy use challenges. In particular, the book will help the reader to discover underlying principles for the planning of future cities and peri-urban regions in relation to: (i) Balanced urban development policies and institutions for future cities; (ii) Understanding the effects of land use change, population increase, and water demand on the liveability of cities; (iii) Long-term pl...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Science & Math, Environment, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 601 pages
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The Illusion of Risk Control: What Does it Take to Live With Uncertainty? (SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology)

by Gilles Motet

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores the implications of acknowledging uncertainty and black swans for regulation of high-hazard technologies, for stakeholder acceptability of potentially hazardous activities and for risk governance. The conventional approach to risk assessment, which combines the likelihood of an event and the severity of its consequences, is poorly suited to situations where uncertainty and ambiguity are prominent features of the risk landscape. The new definition of risk used by ISO, “the effect of uncertainty on [achievement of] one’s objectives”, recognizes this paradigm change. What lessons can we draw from the management of fire hazards in Edo-era Japan? Are there situations in which increasing uncertainty allows more effective...

Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math, Environment, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Professional Science, Earth Sciences
Size: 112 pages
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Evaluating Climate Change Action for Sustainable Development

by Juha I. Uitto

This book is open access under a Creative Commons license.This authoritative book presents the ever progressing state of the art in evaluating climate change strategies and action. It builds upon a selection of relevant and practical papers and presentations given at the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development held in Washington DC in 2014 and includes perspectives from independent evaluations of the major international organisations supporting climate action in developing countries, such as the Global Environment Facility.The first section of the book sets the stage and provides an overview of independent evaluations, carried out by multilateral development banks and development organisations. Important topics include how policies and organisations aim to...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Environment, Professional & Technical, Engineering, Professional Science, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 355 pages
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