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A Shift in the Stars

By Dr. Antonio Carvajal,Marlon Jensen
  • ISBN Code: : 1543421695
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
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A Shift in the Stars is a novel that involves several, different families. Some individuals within each family have unique challenges, experiences, and triumphs throughout their intertwined lives that stretch from Texas to California. This novel paints a portrait that has contrasting highlights and shadows that surround love, marriage, faith, culture, family, career, and health. When changes happen very suddenly and unexpectedly, it leaves the characters struggling to maintain their faith in the expression that everything happens for a reason. The challenges of relationships, mental health complications, childhood disabilities, and familial dysfunctions are paramount struggles that unfold throughout the novel.

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  • Pdf File: environmental-instrumentation-and-analysis-handbook.pdf

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A comprehensive resource for information about differenttechnologies and methods to measure and analyze contamination ofair, water, and soil. * Serves as a technical reference in the field of environmentalscience and engineering * Includes information on instrumentation used for measurement andcontrol of effluents and emissions from industrial facilities thatcan directly influence the environment * Focuses on applications, making it a practical reference tool

Food Plant Sanitation

By Y. H. Hui,L. Bernard Bruinsma,J. Richard Gorham,Wai-Kit Nip,Phillip S. Tong,Phil Ventresca
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 0203910567
  • Total of Pages : 752
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 757
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Comprehensive and accessible, Food Plant Sanitation presents fundamental principles and applications that are essential for food production safety. It provides basic, practical information on the daily operations in a food processing plant and reviews some of the industry's most recent developments. The book is unique from others on the topic in th

Ethical Water Stewardship

By Ingrid Leman Stefanovic,Zafar Adeel
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 303049540X
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 653
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Book Short Summary:

This interdisciplinary book brings philosophers and non-philosophers to the table to address questions of water ethics, specifically in terms of how moral questions inform decision making around water security at local, national, and international scales. Water security, which pertains to the experience of assured access to clean water, is a broad concept that intersects human rights, politics, economics, law, legislation, public health, trade, agriculture, and energy. Decisions made at each of these intersection points have ramifications for human well being, especially for the populations that are marginalized in a societal and political sense. In this book, the ethical dimensions of decision-making at those intersection points are explored, and real-world examples are used to tease out some key insights. It charts how ethical consideration can help shape a future in which everyone will be water secure.

Fundamentals Of Aquatic Toxicology

By Gary M. Rand
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1000124576
  • Total of Pages : 1148
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 112
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Book Short Summary:

This text is divided into three parts. The first part describes basic toxicological concepts and methodologies used in aquatic toxicity testing, including the philosophies underlying testing strategies now required to meet and support regulatory standards. The second part of the book discusses various factors that affect transport, transformation, ultimate distribution, and accumulation of chemicals in the aquatic environment, along with the use of modelling to predict fate.; The final section of the book reviews types of effects or endpoints evaluated in field studies and the use of structure-activity relationships in aquatic toxicology to predict biological activity and physio-chemical properties of a chemical. This section also contains an extensive background of environmental legislation in the USA and within the European Community, and an introduction to hazard/risk assessment with case studies.

India’s Water Futures

By K. J. Joy,S. Janakarajan
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 0429752253
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 717
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When it comes to water, we flush and forget. We use, abuse and almost never recycle. Water sector in India, since the 1990s, has seen some new ideas formalised legally and institutionally, while others are still emerging and evolving. Confronting the reality of current water management strategies, this volume discusses the state of the Indian water sector to uncover solutions that can address the imminent water crises. This book: Analyses the growing water insecurity, increase in demand, inefficiency in water use, and growing inequalities in accessing clean water; Sheds light on water footprint in agricultural, industrial and urban use, pressures on river basin management, depleting groundwater resources, patterns of droughts and floods, watershed based development and waste water and sanitation management; Examines water conflicts, lack of participatory governance mechanisms, and suggests an alternative framework for water regulation and conflict transformation; Highlights the relationship between gender discourse and water governance; Presents an alternative agenda for water sector reforms. This volume, with hopes for a more water secure future, will interest scholars and researchers of development studies, environment studies, public policy, political studies, political sociology, and, NGOs, media and think tanks working in this area.

The Biopolitics of Water

By Sofie Hellberg
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351727583
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 937
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Book Short Summary:

Biopolitics refers to a form of politics concerned with administering and regulating the conditions of life at an aggregated level of populations. This book provides a biopolitical perspective on water governance and its effects. It draws on the work of Foucault to explore how notions of scarcity are used in strategies of governance and how such governance differentiates between different populations. Furthermore, the author investigates what such biopolitical regulation means for people’s lifestyles and the way they understand themselves and their moral responsibilities as humans, individuals and citizens. The book begins by investigating the global water agenda, with a particular emphasis on its focus on water for basic needs, and provides different examples of hydromentalities around the world. It also presents rich empirical details of one local case in South Africa. By carefully exploring the water 'stories' of water users, the book provides new perspectives on the relationship between water and power. Additionally, it offers an innovative methodological framework through which we can study the workings of governance more generally, and water governance specifically. It thereby contributes to the scholarship on water governance in relation to how water governance and technologies are part of producing subjectivities, notions of life and lifestyles and, more specifically, how the global water agenda can work so as to produce, or further entrench, distinctions between different lives and lifestyles. Ultimately, such differences between individuals and populations that are produced as an effect of water governance are assessed in relation to social sustainability.

A TEXTBOOK OF ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY

By SYAMALA SUNDAR DARA
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  • Publisher : S. Chand Publishing
  • Book Code : 8121903599
  • Total of Pages : 960
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 166
  • Pdf File: a-textbook-of-engineering-chemistry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Any good text book,particularly that in the fast changing fields such as engineering & technology,is not only expected to cater to the current curricular requirments of various institutions but also should provied a glimplse towards the latest developments in the concerned subject and the relevant disciplines.It should guide the periodic review and updating of the curriculum.

The Management of Water Quality and Irrigation Technologies

By Jose Albiac,Ariel Dinar
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136553215
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 247
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This book is an outcome from the International Expo 'Water and Sustainable Development' held in Zaragoza (Spain) in 2008. Support from the Spanish Ministry of Environment, Caja Rioja, Government of Aragon, and the World Bank is acknowledged. 'Few resources will play a more important role in shaping our economic future, or face more daunting challenges, than water. This internationally acclaimed team of experts has produced a first-rate volume that is full of intriguing, practical ideas for meeting those challenges in a rich variety of institutional settings.' Tom Tietenberg, Mitchell Family Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Colby College, USA 'This volume brings together two critical but interrelated dimensions of water challenge, i.e. water pollution, particularly from non-point sources, and water conservation. The editors are well known experts on the subject as are the contributors.' R. Maria Saleth, International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka and Associate Editor, Water Policy 'The profound contribution of this volume is that it brings together various economic concepts and policy dilemmas regarding water shortages, non-point source pollution, efficiency of water use and irrigation technology. Recommended reading for anyone working in the area of water management.' Henk Folmer, University of Groningen and Wageningen University, The Netherlands As countries face deteriorating water and environmental quality as well as water shortages, pollution control and the efficiency of water use become of paramount importance. Agriculture is one of the main non-point polluters of water bodies and irrigation for agriculture is one of the main consumers of water. While it is very hard to regulate pollution from agriculture, attempts have been made via economic and command and control instruments, and also through investments in technologies and ecosystems recovery. Coping with non-point pollution takes the form of both policy intervention and technology development. Likewise it is recognized that irrigation efficiency varies across countries, influenced by both technology and supporting adoption policies. Countries that lead in irrigation technology and supporting policies have certain traits in common. They face very high scarcity and are pushed to find innovative solutions, both technical and policy related. The recent multibillion investments in irrigation technologies in Spain, and similar proposals in Australia, for example, highlight the potential of irrigation technologies to cope with scarcity and water quality degradation. This book reviews all of the above issues, presents experiences in selected countries, and assesses the degree of success of alternative policies for coping with non-point water pollution and improving irrigation efficiency.