Mining in the Himalayas

Author: A.K. Soni
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315350564
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Himalaya, the world's most prominent mountain system of the world is a source of sustainence for the social, cultural and economic development of population across different countries. Unscientific, small-scale mining for harnessing reounrces including minerals has caused ecosystem damage. Therefore, an integrated and holistic approach to deal with the resource management is required. This book makes a focussed effort to explain how mining in the Himalaya is practiced with discussions pertaining to critiques and lacunas of mining and environmental practices. Status of mining practices in Himalaya is included along with the legal/environmental repercussions of mining.

Climate Change in the Himalayas

Author: G. B. Pant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319616544
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book analyzes the issues associated with climate change in the Himalayas. The purpose of choosing the Himalayas as a focus is because it is a particularly fragile mountain system, highly sensitive to climate change impacts, and it contains one of the largest human populations affected by climate change. The book provides extensive data and information regarding the climate history of the Himalayas, and the current effects of climate change on Himalayan weather systems, and on human and animal populations in the region. The book begins with an overview of global climate change with discussions of data trends and international initiatives, then segues into a history of climate changes and weather trends in the Himalayas. Weather systems of the Himalayas, both past and current, are analyzed and detailed through climate models, seasonal observations of weather fronts, and overviews of various climate scenarios. The book then discusses climate change impacts and signat ures specific to the Central Himalayan region, where the largest effects of impacts are observed. Readers will discover analysis presented on water resources, meteorological changes, biodiversity, agriculture and human health along with perspectives of management and policy. This book will appeal to researchers studying climate science, climatology, environmental scientists and policymakers.

Before You Judge Me

Author: Tavis Smiley
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316259101
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A powerful chronicle of the sixteen weeks leading up to King of Pop Michael Jackson's death Michael Jackson's final months were like the rest of his short and legendary life: filled with deep lows and soaring highs, a constant hunt for privacy, and the pressure and fame that made him socially fragile and almost--ultimately--unable to live. With the insight and compassion that he brought to his bestselling telling of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s final year, Tavis Smiley provides a glimpse into the superstar's life in this emotional, honest, yet celebratory book. Readers will witness Jackson's campaign to recharge his career--hiring and firing managers and advisors, turning to and away from family members, fighting depression and drug dependency--while his one goal remained: to mount the most spectacular series of shows the world had ever seen. BEFORE YOU JUDGE ME is a humanizing look at Jackson's last days.

Let s Colour Together

Author: Margaret Peot
ISBN: 9781492647195
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Let's Colour Together brings a new level of engagement to the colouring book craze by featuring beautiful spreads specifically designed for two people to colour and enjoy at once. Whether it's a parent and child or two friends sitting side by side, working together makes colouring even more fun! Featuring beautiful spreads drawn by celebrated artist and author Margaret Peot, Let's Colour Together is perfect for anyone who wants to share the joy of colouring with the special people in their life.

Mining on a Small and Medium Scale

Author: Ajoy K. Ghose
Publisher: Practical Action
ISBN: 9781853394010
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The contributions relate to issues such as management vis-a-vis small scale mining focusing on environmental, health and safety, social and gender issues, and offer a multitude of issues and their solutions relating to small-scale mining which could form the basis of an agenda for action.

Integrating Disaster Science and Management

Author: Pijush Samui
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128120576
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Integrated Disaster Science and Management: Global Case Studies in Mitigation and Recovery bridges the gap between scientific research on natural disasters and the practice of disaster management. It examines natural hazards, including earthquakes, landslides and tsunamis, and uses integrated disaster management techniques, quantitative methods and big data analytics to create early warning models to mitigate impacts of these hazards and reduce the risk of disaster. It also looks at mitigation as part of the recovery process after a disaster, as in the case of the Nepal earthquake. Edited by global experts in disaster management and engineering, the book offers case studies that focus on the critical phases of disaster management. Identifies advanced techniques and models based on natural disaster science for forecasting disasters and analyzing risk Offers a holistic approach to the problem of disaster management, including preparation, recovery, and resilience Includes coverage of social, economic, and environmental impacts on disasters