Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion? These are all root causes of future disruptions that need to be addressed today.
A Beginner's Guide to Earthquake Disaster Management Table of Contents Introduction What You Should Know about Earthquakes What Are the Aftermaths of an Earthquake Which Are the Safe Places in Your House Fear of Earthquakes First Aid Training Behavior of Children during Earthquakes Emergency Earthquake Disaster Kit Home Extinguishers for Electric Fires Items for Your Car Readying your house for An Earthquake Building Codes and Standards On the Road during an Earthquake Evacuation of your house Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Earthquakes have long been powerful natural calamities influencing the life and times of mankind down the centuries. One would not be surprised if the lost lands of Atlantis were buried under the sea because of a powerful underwater earthquake. In the same manner the Himalayan mountain range came out from under the Tethys sea millenniums ago, due to this upheaval when the tectonic plates of the land shifted and changed the topography of what is now known as the Indian subcontinent. So is it a wonder that earthquakes have always been considered by humans down the ages to be caused due to the wrath of the gods or due to some other supernatural mysterious agency, which created and destroyed and was terrible in its intensity while it lasted. Excavations in ancient China brought to light earthquake indicators made millenniums ago. These were frogs made up of metal, which had light round balls in their mouths. The moment the ground trembled in the vicinity, the vibrations would reach the metal, and the balls would drop down into the bowls underneath the frogs' mouths. I have a feeling that the ancient Chinese were used to earthquakes, because as far as I know, an earthquake needed to happen, before the vibrations would register. And at that time, it would be a situation of save yourself instead of looking at the earthquake indicator.
Stylist of the stars and successful fashion designer, Leila Darkchylde, is on top of the world - in her professional life that is. Her love life sucks. She expected to spend another Singles Awareness Day, er, Valentine's Day alone when she receives an unexpected package. When Leila opens the giant cardboard box it is to find none other than the masochistic, bass guitarist Morg Di Morte, of the heavy metal band The Necromancers. Morg is naked and tied up with red ribbon like some kind of present. This is only the first of many strange surprises in store for Leila this crazy, topsy-turvy Valentine's Day! This is the illustrated version which contains ink drawings done by author KuroKoneko Kamen.
Metals in Surface Waters presents state-of-the-art research and applications on the full range of subjects, including toxicity to aquatic organisms as well as humans with an emphasis on metals speciation. The book explores metals contamination of surface waters from several different disciplines, such as analytical chemistry, aquatic chemistry and toxicology, environmental engineering, and oceanography.
This volume discusses the Hebrew term 'eres' which is prominently used in Creation and Land theologies in the Bible. Uemura examines whether the term signifies the 'earth' or the 'Land' and traces the historical development of its uses in relation to these two meanings. He offers a survey of all of the occurrences of this term, categorizes them, and discusses the problematic instances in all of the surviving Hebrew and Aramaic texts.Uemura's examination begins with an analysis of the terms under discussion literally and stylistically in order to discern the semantic field of each term, as well as to determine its stylistic idiomatic uses. He discusses the uses of these two terms in ancient non-Jewish circumstances using materials taken from Phoenician, New Punic, Moabite and Aramaic inscriptions, as well as from an Aramaic papyri from Egypt and Nabataean papyri from Nahal Hever. The aim of this study is to show a cultural background of uses of these terms and Uemura sheds light on the biblical worldview in the Graeco-Roman period.
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