Flying over water

Author: Peter Greenaway
Publisher: Merrell
ISBN: 9781858940335
Format: PDF
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A unique investigation of the icons of man-made flight, these illustrations by Greenaway explore man's impossible dream of flying.

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Current Ornithology

Author: D.M. Power
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306430565
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This edited series has three principal goals. The first is to provide information in a relatively concise way for researchers needing an over view of specific disciplines. The second is to provide an update on specific schools of thought, bringing together ideas from colleagues whose works often appear in a variety of journals. And the third is to stimulate and suggest directions for new research. Volume 6 continues the tradition established by the previous editor and editorial board in providing new information, updating our understanding of specific dis ciplines, and stimulating new research. In the first chapter, Randall Breitwisch examines mortality patterns and sex ratios in monogamous birds. He argues that there are many more components to measuring parental investment than are often re alized; our knowledge is weak in several areas. Understanding the evo lution of mating systems depends on better distinguishing the different intensities of natural selection that operate on males and females. Greg ory Butcher and Sievert Rohwer develop a framework for assessing the role of colorfulness in birds. They propose several hypotheses to test and advocate evaluating more than one hypothesis at a time. Future work on the evolution of distinctive coloration and of sexual and age dimorphism must take these ideas into account.

International Conflict over Water Resources in Himalayan Asia

Author: R. Wirsing
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137292199
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The authors explore the fresh water crisis of Himalayan Asia. While the region hosts some of the world's mightiest rivers, it is also home to rapidly modernizing, increasingly affluent, and demographically multiplying societies, ensuring the rapid depletion of water resources and of disputes over ownership of transboundary waters.

Wings Over Water

Author: David Oliver
Publisher: Book Sales
ISBN: 9780785810438
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Wings over Water is a stunning showcase celebrating the role of flying boats, seaplanes, and amphibians. It is packed with informative features, aircraft biographies and specifications, and cutaway illustrations. Seaplanes and amphibians are photographed in their wartime roles, and as peacetime rescue vessels.

Night Over Water

Author: Ken Follett
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330525271
Format: PDF
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Set during the outbreak of the Second World War, Night Over Water is a feat of storytelling from the bestselling master of the historical thriller, Ken Follett. On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built – the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief . . .

Face of the Enemy

Author: Ron Scott
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1450033857
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Two men from opposite backgrounds find themselves victims of circumstancethe Vietnam War. Brett Edwardsmarried, a college graduate, and aretail executive living in suburban New York. James Curtissingle, a high school dropout, and a youthful offender hardened by the mean streets of Newark, New Jersey. Both men receive a letter that will change their lives. James had been given a choice: join the army or serve hard time in prison. Brett had become accustomed to years of draft deferments; unexpectedly, he receives the letter. The men forge a friendship. James credits fate with his new friendship and attaches fearful premonitions from his past to preserving that friendship. When they enter the Vietnam War zone, there is only one prioritysurvival. The right to go home is earned. To earn that right, Brett and James struggle against the threat of losing their souls, the disease of Vietnam. Face of the Enemy is inconceivable.