Erscheinungsdatum: 02.10.2011, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Taming the Yellow River: Silt and Floods, Titelzusatz: Proceedings of a Bilateral Seminar on Problems in the Lower Reaches of the Yellow River, China, Auflage: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989, Redaktion: Brush, L. M. // Wolman, M. Gordon, Verlag: Springer Netherlands // Springer Netherland, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Hydrologie und die Hydrosphäre, Rubrik: Geowissenschaften // Sonstiges, Seiten: 704, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 1048 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
We bring you to the adorable pandas, and more! Pandas are more then good-looking and cute, they are special! Join us to find out a full story of how do they live, why are they here and even funny things about these precious neighbour and treasure of human being!Dujiangyan Irrigation System is honored as the 'Treasure of Sichuan', which still plays a crucial role in draining off floodwater, irrigating farms and providing water resources for more than 50 cities in the province.In China, Chengdu is always praised as the Tian Fu Zhi Guo, which means 'Nature's Storehouse'. Over 2,200 years ago, the city was threatened by the frequent floods caused by flooding of the Minjiang River (a tributary of the Yangtze River).
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Every modern city has one week’s worth of food to feed itself. Then it will collapse. Cut off the resources to New York, Sydney, or even a mid-size metropolis, and millions will soon starve. In Zero Day Code we see those immense and open, hyper-complex, networked supercities of the new millennium die. And in the last moments we see their vengeance take form as all the best and worst traits of humanity bubble to the surface. Zero Day Code is set in a realistic near future with dwindling global food supplies under increasing pressure from worsening droughts, floods and extreme weather events. Written by prolific Australian writer John Birmingham, the thriller follows a handful of survivors from the first day of society’s descent into violent, uncertain futures. James, a consultant to the US National Security Council, is the first to suspect that the worldwide emergence of a crippling computer virus is actually a cover for something else - a devastating cyber-attack by China on the food distribution system of the United States. The attack is a bid for the Middle Kingdom to distract America as it seizes the food bowl of South East Asia and feeds its starving population. But Beijing has miscalculated.Follow the missions of an embittered activist chasing salvation, a single mum rescuing her child from a frantic San Francisco and an army veteran who has long retreated from society, as the world they knew crumbles around them. Please note: this audiobook contains mature content and listener discretion is advised. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rupert Degas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000765/or_orig_000765_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano's massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more than three years. Amid devastating storms, drought, and floods, communities worldwide endured famine, disease, and civil unrest on a catastrophic scale. On the eve of the bicentenary of the great eruption, Tambora tells the extraordinary story of the weather chaos it wrought, weaving the latest climate science with the social history of this frightening period to offer a cautionary tale about the potential tragic impacts of drastic climate change in our own century.The year following Tambora's eruption became known as the "Year without a Summer," when weather anomalies in Europe and New England ruined crops, displaced millions, and spawned chaos and disease. Here, for the first time, Gillen D'Arcy Wood traces Tambora's full global and historical reach: How the volcano's three-year climate change regime initiated the first worldwide cholera pandemic, expanded opium markets in China, set the stage for Ireland's Great Famine, and plunged the United States into its first economic depression. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein's monster, inspired by Tambora's terrifying storms, embodied the fears and misery of global humanity during this transformative period, the most recent sustained climate crisis the world has faced.Bringing the history of this planetary emergency grippingly to life, Tambora sheds light on the fragile interdependence of climate and human societies, and the threat a new era of extreme global weather poses to us all.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Pile. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018233/bk_adbl_018233_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Natural disasters bedevil our planet, and each appears to be a unique event. Leading geologist Susan W. Kieffer shows how all disasters are connected. In 2011 there were fourteen natural calamities that each destroyed over a billion dollars' worth of property in the United States alone. In 2012 Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast and major earthquakes struck in Italy, the Philippines, Iran, and Afghanistan. In the first half of 2013 the awful drumbeat continued - a monster super tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma; a powerful earthquake shook Sichuan, China; a cyclone ravaged Queensland, Australia; massive floods inundated Jakarta, Indonesia; and the largest wildfire ever engulfed a large part of Colorado. Despite these events, we still behave as if natural disasters are outliers. Why else would we continue to build new communities near active volcanoes, on tectonically active faults, on flood plains, and in areas routinely lashed by vicious storms? In this unique audiobook, Susan W. Kieffer provides a primer on most types of natural disasters: earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, hurricanes, cyclones, and tornadoes. By taking us behind the scenes of the underlying geology that causes them, she shows why natural disasters are more common than we realize and that their impact on us will increase as our growing population crowds us into ever more vulnerable areas. Kieffer describes how natural disasters result from "changes in state" in a geologic system, much as when water turns to steam. By understanding what causes these changes of state, we can begin to understand the dynamics of natural disasters. Finally, Kieffer outlines how we might better prepare for, and in some cases prevent, future disasters. She also calls for the creation of an organization, something akin to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is focused on pending natural disasters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Heather Henderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbca/001577/bk_bbca_001577_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the past several decades south Asian continents has found several droughts and floods. In spite of devastating frequent droughts and floods in the regions, our understanding on weather and climate variability is limited. Present book covers the exhaustive investigations of rainfall variability over south Asian regions and contribute substantially to the fundamental understanding of the climate variability. Ocean warming/cooling near landmass has a significant role on ecosystem. In recent decades, the sea surface temperature of all the major oceans has warming trend which leaves its impact on rainfall and circulations. This book well described the dynamics of anomalous changes in the India Ocean (IO) starting from the southern subtropical IO to the northern tropical IO including south equatorial IO, Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal, South China Sea and also during dipole events in the IO. This book covers not only observed results but also Regional Climate modelling results. Regional Climate Model well described the sensitivity of sea surface temperature anomalies (over Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and South China sea) to monsoon circulation and seasonal rainfall.
In China, the problem of water conservancy system has always been a major obstacle to urban development for cities at the downstream of the Yangtze River. In the rainy season, heavy rainfall often results in floods at the downstream of the Yangtze River. This does not only cause harm to people's lives and safety, but also brings huge economic losses. This book summarizes and analyses the causes as well as suggests solutions to solve these problems effectively and improve the sustainability of the city. Discussions and suggestions are made from the aspects of urban water conservancy system, smart flood adaptation and the construction of sponge cities. This study also investigates the results of China's pilot sponge city.