Coast Lines: How Mapmakers Frame the World and Chart by Mark Monmonier

By Mark Monmonier

Within the subsequent century, sea degrees are estimated to upward push at exceptional premiums, inflicting flooding world wide, from the islands of Malaysia and the canals of Venice to the coasts of Florida and California. those emerging water degrees pose severe demanding situations to all elements of coastal existence—chiefly monetary, residential, and environmental—as good as to the cartographic definition and mapping of coasts. it's this part of coastal existence that Mark Monmonier tackles in Coast traces. atmosphere sail on a trip throughout moving landscapes, cartographic know-how, and weather swap, Monmonier finds that coastlines are as a lot a collection of rules, assumptions, and societal ideals as they're strong black traces on maps.Whether for crusing charts or estate maps, Monmonier indicates, coastlines problem mapmakers to catch on paper a hugely abnormal land-water boundary perturbed by way of tides and storms and complex through rocks, wrecks, and shoals. Coast strains is peppered with beautiful anecdotes concerning the difficult attempt to expunge fictitious islands from nautical charts, the difficult dimension of a coastline’s size, and the contentious notions of beachfront estate and public access.Combing maritime historical past and the background of expertise, Coast traces charts the ancient development from offshore sketches to satellite tv for pc photos and explores the societal impression of coastal cartography on every thing from worldwide warming to fatherland defense. Returning to the shape of his celebrated Air obvious, Monmonier ably renders the subject of coastal cartography available to either normal readers and historians of technological know-how, know-how, and maritime reports. within the post-Katrina period, whilst the map of whole areas should be redrawn through a unmarried typical occasion, the problems he increases are extra vital than ever.

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Mountaineering: Training and Preparation by Carlton Cooke, Dave Bunting, John O'Hara

By Carlton Cooke, Dave Bunting, John O'Hara

No matter if you’re an skilled mountaineer, a hardened climber, or approximately to embark in your first excursion, not anything is extra severe than awaiting, figuring out, and getting ready for the adversities and accomplishments that anticipate you and your group. In hiking: education and practise, Carlton Cooke, Dave Bunting, and John O’Hara, in addition to the individuals of the British military Everest West Ridge excursion group and recreation and workout scientists from LeedsMetropolitan college, percentage their insights, studies, and services on those points of hiking: ·    choosing the right crew for every excursion ·    actual conditioning and coaching courses to make sure good fortune ·    dietary ideas to your education and expeditions ·    staff safeguard, hiking precautions, and primary relief ·    getting ready for and surviving in severe stipulations From the technical points of a climb to the management and teamwork talents so necessary to good fortune, this entire advisor covers all the necessities for a secure and winning day trip. hiking: education and coaching is must-read for each mountaineer. learn it ahead of your subsequent excursion.

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Scientific Unarmed Combat The Art of Dynamic Self-Defense by R. A. Vairamuttu

By R. A. Vairamuttu

This attention-grabbing booklet on unarmed strive against relies at the Cheena-Adi, a chinese language established foot struggling with paintings and Ju-Jitsu. the writer is especially useful grasp practitioner of either kinds. the writer used his mastery of those types to stream-line the options for sensible shielding program for the layman. the writer does an excellent task to expel the showy and conventional strikes concentrating on wrestle orientated kind with functional physique throws, low line kicks and awesome options focusing on very important issues at the chosen adversary. not like different self-defense publication of straightforward to benefit combatives, the writer rigidity the linkage among the significance of health application along with a combatives regimen beautiful good and user-friendly recommendation. This publication is illustrated and a precious addition in your specialist library.

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Table Tennis: Steps to Success by Richard McAfee

By Richard McAfee

Step as much as desk tennis luck! desk Tennis: Steps to good fortune combines the information and adventure of grasp teacher Richard McAfee with crucial desk tennis concepts and techniques for modern participant. With a distinct 11-step strategy designed to maximise desk tennis guideline, you will examine the correct grip in your form of play, execution of the fundamental strokes, and the proper solution to practice spin to the ball. Then, construct on those center ideas with masterful footwork, serves, returns, and stroke combos. better of all, learn the way and while to use these abilities in fit play. With aggressive strategies—adapted for either you and your opponent's taking part in style—you'll increase your video game to a brand new point. And with transparent guide, accomplished insurance, specified photograph sequences, and drills to make sure mastery of each strategy, you can be playing—and winning—in no time.As a part of the stairs to good fortune activities Series—with greater than 1.5 million copies sold—rest guaranteed that desk Tennis: Steps to good fortune is the number one source for studying, and loving, the sport

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Legends of Manchester City by Ian Penney

By Ian Penney

IN a hundred and twenty years greater than 800 gamers have became out within the shades of Manchester urban soccer membership or the club's prior guises. of those many have earned mythical prestige. This ebook lists a private collection of a hundred of those legends (one of them by no means even kicked a ball) who the writer thinks warrants the outline. no longer meant as a whole biographical dictionary, it is going to with a bit of luck stimulate dialogue between supporters and produce again stories of former gamers and previous glories. Names resembling Meredith, Browell and Cookson from the early days is probably not too frequent to the more youthful supporter; likewise fast, Cowan, Doherty and prolific goalscorer Johnson from the Nineteen Twenties, 30s and 40s. within the Nineteen Fifties Blues fanatics witnessed the efforts of Messrs Trautmann, Barnes, Clarke and Paul. The overdue Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies introduced Joe Mercer and Malcolm Allison jointly and their mixed efforts supplied the fantastic triumvirate of Lee, Bell and Summerbee (not to say ebook, younger and Doyle) besides impressive amusement and leisure to Maine highway. in additional contemporary occasions Kinkladze, Bishop, Weaver and Goater have all earned the perfect to be incorporated within the club's corridor of Legends.

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Coaching Defensive Football Successfully: Volume 5-Blitz by Denny M. Burdine

By Denny M. Burdine

This specific book/CD-ROM package deal is the 5th handbook in trainer Burdine s seven-volume sequence training shielding soccer effectively. Vol. five Blitz package deal bargains a close evaluation of the major elements concerned with blitzing. one of the issues coated within the ebook are blitzes with region assurance, blitzes with guy insurance, and box blitzes. the knowledge during this publication presents a uncomplicated beginning for constructing a blitz method that enhances an current protective package deal. The CD-ROM integrated with this ebook is designed to assist convey the diagrams within the e-book to existence.

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