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Ecosystem Services: In the Coastal Zone of the Nordic Countries (...
by , Mats G. Walday

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English

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163

Publication Date

May 24, 2017

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People are dependent on the ocean and coasts and their resources for their survival and well-being. Coastal ecosystems of the Nordic countries, such as kelp forests, blue mussel beds, eelgrass meadows and shallow bays and inlets, provide a number of supporting, provisioning, regulating, and cultural ecosystem services to both the local communities as well as the wider population who benefit from them. The study has focused on examining these coastal values through selected examples, and recommend possible applications and relevance for the management of the Nordic coastal areas and their resources. The project has also identified key gaps in the knowledge and suggests where further work should be emphasized.
Razões arco-íris (Portuguese Edition)
by Augusto Salgado

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Portuguese

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May 26, 2017

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Eles foram lá fora e respirou o ar fresco da noite, as mãos protegendo os olhos do brilho dos faróis de frente para os carros restaurante, que, de acordo com o fugitivo contar Marge era pelo menos quinze anos - carros de polícia, a máquina de imprensa em ""ambulâncias"" e várias vans transporte de carne. Os olhos de Marge ajustado rapidamente para a escuridão: em uma fita curral cercado no lado esquerdo da entrada, havia um grupo de pessoas. Perfurando a noite crepúsculo raiva chora Marge percebeu que era os familiares das pessoas que estavam no restaurante no momento da tragédia.<br /><br />espectadores de rua com repórteres grupo densa ficou atrás da fita amarela marcava a fronteira da cena, cinquenta jardas.
Pessoas em camisolas (Portuguese Edition)
by Tomás Costa

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Portuguese

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May 26, 2017

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Quando voltei, o apartamento me surpreendeu com o vazio, que era muito estranho, porque normalmente eu só agradar silêncio. Ela rabiscou seu número de telefone no verso do bilhete "British Airlines"; Ele estava deitado sob uma lâmpada em cima da penteadeira. Rasguei o bilhete primeiro tempo e, em seguida, em quartos, jogou-o no lixo e apagou a luz. Na próxima semana em Londres, eu não vou. Deus sabe onde estar me enterrado, mas aqui eu não vou.
Sustainable Development Action – the Nordic Way: Implementation...
by , Antti Isokangas

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English

Pages

207

Publication Date

May 25, 2017

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The 2030 Agenda, adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, outlines an ambitious and universal plan of action for people, planet and prosperity as it seeks to strengthen universal peace and freedom. This report presents national and Nordic action on Agenda 2030 with the aim to inform and support the Nordic Council of Ministers in formulating a new Nordic Sustainable Development Programme. All Nordic countries are engaged and strongly committed to implementing Agenda 2030 and there is a broad societal interest in joint Nordic action. The existing Nordic Strategy for Sustainable Development and several other key initiatives within Nordic cooperation already contribute to the goals of Agenda 2030. A new Nordic Sustainable Development Programme can build upon a strong foundation and add further value to the national and international work done by the Nordic countries.
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, its Impact on Egyptian Agric...
by Youssef M. Hamada

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

May 26, 2017

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<p>This book covers the entire Nile Basin and reflects the latest findings. It provides unique and cutting-edge insights into the region’s agriculture, water resources, governance, poverty, productivity, upstream-downstream linkages, innovations, future plans and their implications.</p><p>Many international summits and conferences have declared that there is an urgent need to save agriculture from its demise. Most international agencies now recognize that something must be done, but what? Beyond policy changes, the restructuring of global governance and institutional reforms are called for. Commitments must be translated into concrete actions leading to a renewed interest in agriculture and a return to the basic objective of achieving food security.</p>
yasasii dojouosen tukijisijou: dainanahan (Japanese Edition)
by miyamoto jun

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Japanese

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Publication Date

May 25, 2017

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 本書の目的は、土壌汚染について、やさしく解説することである。<br /> 本書の概要(序章)、土壌(第1章)、土壌汚染(第2章)、土壌汚染物質(第3章)、土壌汚染対策法(第4章)、環境基準(第5章)、基準値(第6章)、事例(第7章)、卸売市場の土壌汚染(第8章)、放射性物質による土壌汚染(第9章)、対策(第10章)について説明する。<br /> 本書では、築地市場(東京市場)の土壌汚染について詳述する(第8章8・1節)。<br />
Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Construction: Integr...
by Woodhead Publishing

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

June 05, 2017

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<p><i>Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Construction (COST Action NORM4Building)</i> discusses the depletion of energy resources and raw materials and its huge impact not only on the building market, but also in the development of new synthetic building materials, whereby the reuse of various (waste) residue streams becomes a necessity. </p> <p>It is based on the outcome of COST Action TU 1301, where scientists, regulators, and representatives from industry have come together to present new findings, sharing knowledge, experiences, and technologies to stimulate research on the reuse of residues containing enhanced concentrates of natural radionuclides (NORM) in tailor-made building materials.</p> <p>Chapters address legislative issues, measurement, and assessment of building materials, physical and chemical aspects, from raw materials, to residues with enhanced concentrations of natural radionuclides (NORM), processes, building products containing NORM, and end-of-life and reuse requirements. </p><ul><li>Presents a holistic approach in developing new reuse pathways involving experts on different (technical, chemical, physical, ecological, economical and radiological) aspects of materials</li><li>Provides practical guidance that address questions and comments regarding the EU-BSS standards linked to the processing of NORM in building materials</li><li>Investigates realistic legislative scenarios</li><li>Primarily aimed at industry and actors linked to the industry, but also researchers</li><li>Contains a strong international network of expert authors and internal reviewers for each chapter</li></ul>
Cattle Bring Us to Our Enemies: Turkana Ecology, Politics, and Ra...
by J. Terrence McCabe

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

February 11, 2010

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<div>An in-depth look at the ecology, history, and politics of land use among the Turkana pastoral people in Northern Kenya<br /><br /><br /><br />Based on sixteen years of fieldwork among the pastoral Turkana people, McCabe examines how individuals use the land and make decisions about mobility, livestock, and the use of natural resources in an environment characterized by aridity, unpredictability, insecurity, and violence. The Turkana are one of the world's most mobile peoples, but understanding why and how they move is a complex task influenced by politics, violence, historical relations among ethnic groups, and the government, as well as by the arid land they call home.<br /><br /><br /><br />As one of the original members of the South Turkana Ecosystem Project, McCabe draws on a wealth of ecological data in his analysis. His long-standing relationship with four Turkana families personalize his insights and conclusions, inviting readers into the lives of these individuals, their families, and the way they cope with their environment and political events in daily life.<br /><br /><br /><br /><b>J. Terrence McCabe</b> is Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder.<br /></div>
Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire (W...
by Stephen J. Pyne

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English

Pages

680

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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<P>From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Pyne explores the efforts of successive American cultures to master wildfire and to use it to shape the landscape.</P>
The Sea: Thalassography and Historiography (The Bard Graduate Cen...
by University of Michigan Press

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English

Pages

312

Publication Date

April 24, 2013

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<i>The Sea</i> brings together a group of noted contributors to evaluate the different ways in which seas have served as subjects in historiography and asks how this has changed---and will change---the way history is written. The essays in this volume provide exemplary demonstrations of how a sea-based history-writing that focuses on connectivity, networks, and individuals describes the horizons and the potential of thalassography---the study of the world made by individuals embedded in networks of motion. As Peter N. Miller contends in his introduction, writing about the sea, today, is a way of partaking in the wider historiographical shift toward microhistory; exchange relations; networks; and, above all, materiality, both literally and figuratively. <i>The Sea</i> focuses not on questions of discipline and professionalization as much as on the practice of scholarship: the writing, and therefore the planning and organizing, of histories of the sea. 

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