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Ordinary Thunderstorms

By William Boyd
  • ISBN Code: : 0307358224
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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A thrilling, plot-twisting novel from the author of Restless, a national bestseller and winner of the Costa Novel of the Year Award. It is May in Chelsea, London. The glittering river is unusually high on an otherwise ordinary afternoon. Adam Kindred, a young climatologist in town for a job interview, ambles along the Embankment, admiring the view. He is pleasantly surprised to come across a little Italian bistro down a leafy side street. During his meal he strikes up a conversation with a solitary diner at the next table, who leaves soon afterwards. With horrifying speed, this chance encounter leads to a series of malign accidents through which Adam will lose everything - home, family, friends, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, mobile phone - never to get them back. A heart-in-mouth conspiracy novel about the fragility of social identity, the corruption at the heart of big business and the secrets that lie hidden in the filthy underbelly of the everyday city.

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America has one of the most varied and dynamic weather systems in the world. Every year, the Gulf Coast is battered by hurricanes, the Great Plains are ravaged by tornados, the Midwest is pummeled by blizzards, and the temperature in the Southwest reaches a sweltering 120 degrees. Extreme weather can be a matter of life and death, but even when it is pleasant—72 degrees and sunny—weather is still central to the lives of all Americans. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine a topic of greater collective interest. Whether we want to know if we should close the storm shutters or just carry an umbrella to work, we turn to forecasts. But few of us really understand the science behind them. All that changes with The AMS Weather Book. The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to our weather and our atmosphere, it is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to understand how hurricanes form, why tornados twirl, or even why the sky is cerulean blue. Written by esteemed science journalist and former USA Today weather editor Jack Williams, The AMS Weather Book covers everything from daily weather patterns to air pollution and global warming and explores the stories of people coping with severe weather and those who devote their lives to understanding the atmosphere, oceans, and climate. Words alone, of course, are not adequate to explain many meteorological concepts, so The AMS Weather Book is filled with engaging full-color graphics that explain such concepts as why winds blow in a particular direction, how Doppler weather radar works, what happens inside hurricanes, how clouds create wind and snow, and what’s really affecting the earth’s climate. For Weather Channel junkies, amateur meteorologists, and storm chasers alike, The AMS Weather Book is an invaluable tool for anyone who wants to better understand how weather works and how it affects our lives.

The Fire Line

By Fernanda Santos
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  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Book Code : 1250054036
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 716
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“In Fernanda Santos’ expert hands, the story of 19 men and a raging wildfire unfolds as a riveting, pulse-pounding account of an American tragedy; and also as a meditation on manhood, brotherhood and family love. The Fire Line is a great and deeply moving book about courageous men and women.” - Héctor Tobar, author of Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine and the Miracle that Set Them Free. When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June of 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the twenty men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Granite Mountain Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. The Hotshots were loyal to one another and dedicated to the tough job they had. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. Impeccably researched, drawing upon more than a hundred hours of interviews with the firefighters’ families, colleagues, state and federal officials, and fire historians and researchers, New York Times Phoenix Bureau Chief Fernanda Santos has written a riveting, pulse-pounding narrative of an unthinkable disaster, a remarkable group of men and the raging wildfires that threaten our country’s treasured wild lands. The Fire Line is the winner of the 2017 Spur Award for Best First Nonfiction Book, and Spur Award Finalist for Best Western Contemporary Nonfiction.

The Weather Revolution

By Jack Fishman,Robert Kalish
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1489959785
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 670
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Weather, in all its variety and majesty, is both a source of Earth's awe-inspiring beauty and a powerful, threatening force. With the brilliant technological innovations of recent times, including lasers, satellites, and supercomputers, scientists have revolutionized the science of accurate weather prediction. As this intriguing work shows, the gap between the "art" and science of forecasting is rapidly narrowing, and the day when we will have accurate weekly and monthly, even yearly, forecasts is quickly approaching. Jack Fishman and Robert Kalish, acclaimed authors of Global Alert: The Ozone Pollution Crisis, clearly and eloquently explain the makings of weather from everyday winds and precipitation to the worst weather disasters. They show how the power of weather still holds us at its mercy and affects us all. Perilous downdrafts, undetectable by airplane pilots, can hurl landing planes into the runway to their doom. Freezing blasts of snow and ice cause traumatic accidents on our streets. Deadly tornadoes descend from thunderclouds, uprooting trees, devastating farmers' fields, and ripping buildings from their very foundations. And hurricanes, the most awesome storms on Earth, smash into the coast with vicious strength - flooding entire cities, lifting houses out to sea, and flattening acres of forest and farmland. Within the decade, scientists will have made a quantum leap in the ability to make accurate, longrange forecasts. Fishman and Kalish show us the stunning capabilities of a new brand of technology that is bringing about a revolution in weather forecasting. Radar, penetrating deep into the most menacing stormclouds, allows us to "see" the movement of raging winds so we can warn endangered communities before catastrophe strikes. Imminent laser and satellite technology will soon circle our Earth and send clear images of developing storms that will help meteorologists make predictions with an accuracy undreamed of today. In addition to recent breakthroughs, this fascinating work also describes pioneering scientists throughout history who used great technological innovations, from the advent of the computer to rocketry, to further our knowledge of weather and climate. Meteorology has rapidly evolved into a cutting-edge science that has irrevocably increased our understanding of the Earth. This remarkable work shows us the force of weather in all its glory and danger. And it paves the way for the revolution in weather science that will lead us into the future

The Argument

By William Boyd
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1474236537
  • Total of Pages : 72
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 411
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That's why we shout and scream at each other. Clears the air. A kind of truth begins to emerge. We see clearer. Pip and Meredith have had a bust-up. It was only about their opinion of a film, but it's led to more significant differences coming to light. Pip has been having an affair for the past three months with a young colleague at work. Meredith's slate doesn't seem to be entirely clean either. As their families and friends become embroiled in Pip and Meredith's separation, past prejudices, harsh judgements and painful truths come to light. The arguments that ensue go beyond just being about Pip and Meredith, and what they should do about their marriage. In nine taut scenes, William Boyd explores what it is to argue with those we love - and those we should love. He looks at our propensity to judge others and our power to hurt. Alongside this, he shows how it can sometimes be the superficial problems in a relationship that keep it going. Both bleak and funny in its tone, The Argument offers a Strindberg-like take on human dynamics and received its world premiere at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in March 2016.

CSIR NET Earth Science | 8 Mock Test For Complete Preparation

By EduGorilla
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  • Publisher : EduGorilla
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 292
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  • Members : 238
  • Pdf File: csir-net-earth-science.pdf

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CSIR UGC NET (commonly called as CSIR NET) is a national-level exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) to select candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and for determining their eligibility for appointment as lecturers in Indian universities and colleges. Candidates clearing CSIR NET exam can become lecturers in the subject areas falling under the faculty of Science & Technology only. Subjects for which CSIR UGC NET is conducted include Chemical Sciences, Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physical Sciences.

Lightning Injuries

By Christopher Joh Andrews
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351082493
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 701
  • Pdf File: lightning-injuries.pdf

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Lightning Injuries: Electrical, Medical, and Legal Aspects presents a thorough examination of injuries inflicted by lightning strikes. The expertise of acknowledged world authorities from three continents have been brought together to create this truly remarkable volume. Lightning Injuries: Electrical, Medical, and Legal Aspects begins with a short historical review featuring a discussion of the physics of lightning phenomena and the aspects of electrical circuit theory. This review provides the background for following chapters, which address topics such as the epidemiology of lightning injury, the pathogenesis of the features of lightning injury, the clinical aspects of managing patients with lightning injury, and lightning injury mediated by communications systems (including telephones). The book also describes the problem of finding protection against lightning strikes and the issues that arise in legal liability as a result of lightning strikes. The book is written for a diverse audience and includes material that makes it appropriate for all professionals in medical, legal, and technical fields. Never before has such a comprehensive collation of related facets of lightning injury been published within a single volume.