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Effects Of Degraded Agent And Munitions Anomalies On Chemical Stockpile Disposal Operations

by Committee on Review Evaluation of the Army Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program

The U.S. Army is in the process of destroying its entire stock of chemical weapons. To help with stockpile disposal, the Army’s Chemical Stockpile Disposal Program (CSDP), in 1987, asked the National Research Council (NRC) for scientific and technical advice. This report is one in a series of such prepared by the NRC over the last 16 years in response to that request. It presents an examination of the effect of leaking munitions (leakers) and other anomalies in the stored stockpile on the operation of the chemical agent disposal facilities. The report presents a discussion of potential causes of these anomalies, leaker tracking and analysis issues, risk implications of anomalies, and recommendations for monitoring and containing these anomalies during the remaining life of the stockpile.

The Eiger Obsession: Facing the Mountain That Killed My Father

by John Harlin III

In the 1960s an American named John Harlin II changed the face of Alpine climbing. Gutsy and gorgeous - he was known as 'the blond god' - Harlin successfully summitted some of the most treacherous mountains in Europe. But it was the North Face of the Eiger that became Harlin's obsession. Living with his wife and two children in Leysin, Switzerland, he spent countless hours planning to climb, waiting to climb, and attempting to climb the massive vertical face. It was the Eiger direct - the direttissima - with which John Harlin was particularly obsessed. He wanted to be the first to complete it, and everyone in the Alpine world knew it. John Harlin III was nine years old when his father made another attempt on a direct ascent of the notorious Eiger. Harlin had put together a terrific team and, despite unending storms, he was poised for the summit dash. It was the moment he had long waited for. When Harlin's rope broke, 2,000 feet from the summit, he plummeted 4,000 feet to his death. In the shadow of tragedy, young John Harlin III came of age possessed with the very same passion for risk that drove his father. But he had also promised his mother, a beautiful and brilliant young widow, that he would not be an Alpine climber. Harlin moved from Europe to America, and, with an insatiable sense of wanderlust, he revelled in downhill skiing and rock-climbing. For years he successfully denied the siren call of the mountain that killed his father. But in 2005, John Harlin could resist no longer. With his nine-year-old daughter, Siena - his very age at the time of his father's death - and with an IMAX Theatre filmmaking crew watching, Harlin set off towards the Eiger.

The El Niño-Southern Oscillation Phenomenon

by Edward S. Sarachik Mark A. Cane

Many climatic extremes around the globe, such as severe droughts and floods, can be attributed to the periodic warming of the equatorial Pacific sea surface, termed the El Ni#xF1;o or Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Advances in our understanding of ENSO, in which Edward Sarachik and Mark Cane have been key participants, have led to marked improvements in our ability to predict its development months or seasons, allowing adaptation to global impacts. The book introduces basic concepts and builds to more detailed theoretical treatments. Chapters on the structure and dynamics of the tropical ocean and atmosphere place ENSO in a broader observational and theoretical context. Chapters on ENSO prediction, past and future, and impacts introduce broader implications of the phenomenon. This book provides an introduction to all aspects of this most important mode of global climate variability, for research workers and students of all levels in climate science, oceanography and related fields.

The Electric Eel

by Christopher W. Coates

Did you know that the adult eel is blind? That baby eels have bright blue eyes? That a whopping four-fifths of the eel's body is tail? There are lots more interesting things to know about eels, and you can read about them in this delightful book.

Electricity Requirements for a Digital Society

by Scott Hassell Ben A. Vollaard Walter S. Baer

Greater use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) marks a U.S. transition toward a "digital society" that may profoundly affect electricity supply, demand, and delivery. RAND developed four 2001-2021 scenarios of ICT evolution and assessed their implications for U.S. electricity requirements. Even large deployment of ICTs will only modestly increase U.S. electricity use over the next two decades. The more pressing concern will be how to meet the increased need for higher-quality and more-reliable power that accompanies ICT use.

Electrometallurgical Techniques for DOE Spent Fuel Treatment : FINAL REPORT

by Committee on Electrometallurgical Techniques for DOE Spent Fuel Treatment

The National Academies Press (NAP)--publisher for the National Academies--publishes more than 200 books a year offering the most authoritative views, definitive information, and groundbreaking recommendations on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health. Our books are unique in that they are authored by the nation's leading experts in every scientific field.

Elements of a Science Plan for the North Pacific Research Board

by Committee on a Science Plan for the North Pacific Research Board

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) was established in 1997 as custodian to a pool of funds intended for the study of the North Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, and Arctic Ocean. The success of the NRPB is the development of a high quality, long-range science plan that provides a better understanding of ecosystems and their fisheries in the region. This report provides a framework to help the NPRB identify appropriate science themes and mechanisms for administering and distributing the funds. It contains extensive input from residents of Alaskan communities, to help scientists understand and address issues of importance to the local communities. The book makes specific recommendations on long-term research priorities, the NPRB management structure and the development of future programs.

Elements of Environmental Management

by Werner Antweiler

As businesses face an increasing array of environmental challenges, including climate change, air and water pollution, and solid waste management, environmental management has become an increasingly important area of expertise. Elements of Environmental Management is an interdisciplinary textbook for students and business professionals that integrates corporate environmental strategy with environmental economics, environmental law, and environmental engineering.Written by Werner Antweiler, an expert on international trade and environmental economics, Elements of Environmental Management approaches environmental issues from a business perspective: How can businesses respond to public policies and regulatory requirements? How does emission trading work? What technological options are available to prevent or mitigate pollution? Using examples from a wide range of industries, Antweiler presents the essential tools for examining environmental problems from a business perspective.

The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting

by Suzanne Brooker

A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes to life. Landscape painting is one of the most popular subjects for painters working in the medium of oils--from classic masters to contemporary artists. In The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, established Watson-Guptill author and noted instructor/painter Suzanne Brooker presents the fundamentals necessary for mastering landscape oil painting, breaking landscapes down into component parts: sky, terrain, trees, and water. Each featured element builds off the previous, with additional lessons on the latest brushes, paints, and other tools used by artists. Key methods like observation, rendering, and color mixing are supported by demonstration paintings and samples from a variety of the best landscape oil painters of all time. With The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting, oil painters looking to break into landscape painting or enhance their work will find all the necessary ingredients for success.

Elements of Pantheism (2nd edition)

by Paul A. Harrison

This accessible, clear and authoritative handbook is the only available introduction to the history, theory and practice of Pantheism. One of the most extraordinary books written in recent years about the subject of religion.

The Elephant Whisperer: My Life With the Herd in the African Wild

by Lawrence Anthony Graham Spence

Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whispereris a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony's unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

Elephants Can't Jump and Other Freaky Facts About Animals

by Barbara Seuling

Did you know that: Moose are so nearsighted that some have mistaken automobiles for their mates. Cows give more milk when they listen to music? The chickens we eat today are descendants of chickens brought here by Christopher Columbus? Here are scores of strange-but-true facts about animals that will delight and amuse animal lovers everywhere. These curious and captivating tidbits--about how animals live, eat, sleep, move, communicate, play, propagate, raise babies, and survive--have been gathered by Barbara Seuling, the popular author of many other freaky fact books. Perfectly complemented by her humorous black-and-white drawings, these oddities make entertaining--and informative--reading.

Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity

by G. A. Bradshaw

Drawing on accounts from India to Africa and California to Tennessee, and on research in neuroscience, psychology, and animal behavior, the author explores the minds, emotions, and lives of elephants.

Elephants (Worldlife Library)

by Joyce Poole

From the Book jacket: Biologist and conservationist Joyce Poole has spent over half her life studying and protecting elephants. In this fascinating introduction to the world's largest land mammal, she teaches you about the elephant's intricate society and strong sense of family, its complex infrasonic communication, its feeding and mating habits, and its chances for survival in a rapidly changing world. Discover the world's animals with the WorldLife Library series. This highly acclaimed series brings you the latest research from leading naturalists, along with stunning color photographs of your favorite animals.

Elsa And Her Cubs

by Joy Adamson

From the Book Jacket: In 1956, George Adamson, Senior Game Warden of the Northern Frontier District in Africa, killed a lioness, who had charged him, and brought home to his wife, Joy, three little lionesses only a few days old. Two of the cubs were sent to a zoo in Holland. The third, Elsa, remained with the Adamsons as an affectionate member of the household. In time Elsa had cubs of her own in the bush and brought them to meet the Adamsons. Because of the many photographs the Adamsons have taken of Elsa and her cubs, Mrs. Adamson has made another book so that others may share and enjoy them. She tells here the story of Elsa's cubs from the first time Elsa brought them to camp until they were taken to the Serengeti National Game Park when they were fifteen months old. With picture Descriptions.

Elsa The Story of the Famous Lioness of "Born Free"

by Joy Adamson

From the Book Jacket: The true story of a lioness who was brought up from cubhood by JOY ADAMSON and her husband, a senior game warden; they taught her to stalk and kill for herself so that she could be set free into the African Jungle With Picture Descriptions

Elusive Pirates, Pervasive Smugglers

by Robert J. Antony

Piracy and smuggling remain as great a problem today as they were several hundreds of years ago, and just as vital to understanding maritime security, global trade and national sovereignty issues. As in the past, the greatest number of pirates and highest

Embrace Your Inner Wild

by Don Moseman Mary Reynolds Thompson

Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World is a brilliant, full-color book of photographs and reflections that invite you to seek out wildness wherever you find it - within or without.Don Moseman's spectacular photographs feature the wildlife and terrain of Marin County, California: the fiercely intelligent eyes of the coyote, the spiraling hawk in the supine sky, a bobcat prowling through golden grasses. These photos are paired with reflections by Mary Reynolds Thompson to awaken the reader to wonder. And to oneness.Don spent twenty-five years in San Quentin maximum-security prison in Marin County, California. In 1989, got sober and went straight, encouraged by nature as a guide. Later, taking up photography, the patience he learned in prison paid off. Don knows how to wait for the wild to come to him. Since 1983, the natural world has been key to Mary's successful recovery from alcoholism. A life coach and facilitator of poetry therapy, Mary has developed a unique program of ecological spirituality that connects clients to their true selves through nature.Embrace Your Inner Wild is a visual and verbal psalm to wildness, rooted in Don and Mary's shared love of the earth, its inhabitants, and the wild soul that longs to be set free.

Embrace Your Inner Wild

by Don Moseman Mary Reynolds Thompson

Embrace Your Inner Wild: 52 Reflections for an Eco-Centric World is a brilliant, full-color book of photographs and reflections that invite you to seek out wildness wherever you find it - within or without.Don Moseman's spectacular photographs feature the wildlife and terrain of Marin County, California: the fiercely intelligent eyes of the coyote, the spiraling hawk in the supine sky, a bobcat prowling through golden grasses. These photos are paired with reflections by Mary Reynolds Thompson to awaken the reader to wonder. And to oneness.Don spent twenty-five years in San Quentin maximum-security prison in Marin County, California. In 1989, got sober and went straight, encouraged by nature as a guide. Later, taking up photography, the patience he learned in prison paid off. Don knows how to wait for the wild to come to him. Since 1983, the natural world has been key to Mary's successful recovery from alcoholism. A life coach and facilitator of poetry therapy, Mary has developed a unique program of ecological spirituality that connects clients to their true selves through nature.Embrace Your Inner Wild is a visual and verbal psalm to wildness, rooted in Don and Mary's shared love of the earth, its inhabitants, and the wild soul that longs to be set free.

The Emerald Berries

by Jennifer A. Bell Poppy Green

In this second book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, Sophie and her friend Hattie Frog go on a daring adventure through the woods in search of some special art supplies!In the second book in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, Sophie learns about some special emerald berries that will make the most perfect color for a painting she wants to do! But the seamstress who's using the berries tells Sophie that they can only be found in one part of the forest: Weedsnag Way. Though that's far from home, and a little scary, Sophie convinces her best friend, Hattie Frog, that they will be fine. But all is not quite fine, and the girls get lost along the way! Thanks to the help of a squirrel who disappeared from Pine Needle Grove years ago, Sophie and Hattie find the emerald berries...and their way home! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowa

by Cornelia F. Mutel

Beginning with the geological forces that shaped the land, Mutel traces the evolution of Iowa's prairies and woodlands to the present time. She emphasizes the dramatic impact of Euro-American settlement and shows how farming and logging have destroyed fragile prairie and forest abitats. She discusses the potential of restoration and provides information for those who wish to launch restoration programs. The issues prominent in Iowa mirror those to be encountered in other prairie states.

The Emerald Mile

by Kevin Fedarko

From one of Outside magazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.In the spring of 1983, massive flooding along the length of the Colorado River confronted a team of engineers at the Glen Canyon Dam with an unprecedented emergency that may have resulted in the most catastrophic dam failure in history. In the midst of this crisis, the decision to launch a small wooden dory named "The Emerald Mile" at the head of the Grand Canyon, just fifteen miles downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam, seemed not just odd, but downright suicidal. The Emerald Mile, at one time slated to be destroyed, was rescued and brought back to life by Kenton Grua, the man at the oars, who intended to use this flood as a kind of hydraulic sling-shot. The goal was to nail the all-time record for the fastest boat ever propelled--by oar, by motor, or by the grace of God himself--down the entire length of the Colorado River from Lee's Ferry to Lake Mead. Did he survive? Just barely. Now, this remarkable, epic feat unfolds here, in The Emerald Mile.

The Emergent Agriculture

by Gary Kleppel John Ikerd

Long embraced by corporations who are driven only by the desire for profit, industrial agriculture wastes precious resources and spews millions of tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, exacerbating climate change and threatening the very earth and water on which we depend. However, this dominant system, from which Americans obtain most of their food, is being slowly supplanted by a new paradigm.The Emergent Agriculture is a collection of fourteen thematic essays on sustainability viewed through the lens of farming. Arguing that industrial food production is incompatible with the realities of nature, science, and ethics, this lyrical narrative makes the case for a locally based food system which is: Stable in the face of economic uncertainty Resilient in the face of environmental variability Grounded in stewardship of the land, on attaching value to food and the craft involved in producing it, and on respecting the dignity of farmers, consumer,s and livestockA revolution in food production is underway. Written from the vantage point of an ecologist who is also a farmer, The Emergent Agriculture is essential reading for anyone interested in food security and the potential for growing local economies. Food for thought about the future of food.Gary Kleppel is a professor of biology at the SUNY Albany, where he focuses on sustainable agriculture, conservation-based grazing, and the ecology of human-dominated landscapes. He and his wife Pam are owners of Longfield Farm, where they produce grass-fed lamb, wool, free range chickens and eggs, and artisanal breads.

Emerging Global Water and Energy Initiatives-- An Integrated Perspective

by Global Energy Water Cycle Experiment Gewex Panel

The National Academies Press (NAP)--publisher for the National Academies--publishes more than 200 books a year offering the most authoritative views, definitive information, and groundbreaking recommendations on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health. Our books are unique in that they are authored by the nation's leading experts in every scientific field.

Emma Dilemma and the Camping Nanny

by Patricia Hermes

Nine-year-old Emma O'Fallon finds herself in increasing difficulties as her complicated efforts to break up the growing attachment between Annie, the Irish nanny, and Bo, her boyfriend, cause chaos on a family camping trip and her own relationship with her best friend Luisa seems to be going from bad to worse.

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