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Watch Tulips Grow (Watch Plants Grow!)

by Kristen Rajczak

From humble bulbs, some of the most beautiful flowers burst forth with showy flowers of six petals each. There are now over 3,000 registered varieties of tulips. With the help of vibrant photographs and fun facts, readers explore the way tulips grow into the beautiful plants seen in flower shops and gardens around the world Picture descriptions present.

Watchful Wolves

by Ruth Berman

Do you know . . . * if wolves live near you? * how wolves say hello? * how big a wolf paw is? * the way wolves cool off? * how they play? * how they hunt? Read this book and become an expert on wolves! Pull Ahead books are both fun and challenging. You'll want to read them all!

Watching Desert Wildlife

by Jim Arnosky

Beckoned by its alluring landscape, Jim Arnosky describes the desert's most famous residents -- Gila monsters, snakes, lizards, and a variety of birds of prey. A keen observer, he also spies some creatures that may surprise readers: the desert deer, pronghorn antelope, and bighorn sheep. Arnosky adds a wealth of enlightening facts about desert creatures to make this a fascinating record of the American southwest.

Water

by Jon Clift Amanda Cuthbert

WATER: USE LESS-SAVE MORE THE CHELSEA GREEN GUIDES-A NEW SERIES OF POCKET-SIZED BOOKS TO HELP SAVE THE EARTH! Did you know that Americans now use 127 percent more water than we did in 1950? Or that about 95 percent of the water entering our homes goes down the drain? Our population is growing, our climate changing, and our lifestyles demand more and more water. This book includes one hundred tips for conserving water in the home and garden. Following just a few will reduce your consumption of water, save money, and save the environment. This book gives you 100 water saving tips for the home and garden - from simple things like having a shower instead of a bath, to more drastic measures like installing a rainwater harvesting system. If each one of us does just one of them, we can help reduce the likelihood of water shortages both now and in the future

Water

by Marq De Villiers

In his award-winning book WATER, Marq de Villiers provides an eye-opening account of how we are using, misusing, and abusing our planet's most vital resource. Encompassing ecological, historical, and cultural perspectives, de Villiers reports from hot spots as diverse as China, Las Vegas, and the Middle East, where swelling populations and unchecked development have stressed fresh water supplies nearly beyond remedy. Political struggles for control of water rage around the globe, and rampant pollution daily poses dire ecological theats. With one eye on these looming crises and the other on the history of our dependence on our planet's most precious commodity, de Villiers has crafted a powerful narrative about the lifeblood of civilizations that will be "a wake-up call for concerned citizens, environmentalists, policymakers, and water drinkers everywhere" (Publishers Weekly).

Water and American Government: The Reclamation Bureau, National Water Policy, and the West, 1902–1935

by Donald J. Pisani

Donald Pisani's history of perhaps the boldest economic and social program ever undertaken in the United States--to reclaim and cultivate vast areas of previously unusable land across the country--shows in fascinating detail how ambitious government programs fall prey to the power of local interest groups and the federal system of governance itself.

Water and Power: The Conflict over Los Angeles' Water Supply in the Owens Valley

by William L. Kahrl

This book gives a historical account of the exploitation of water resources of California and the West with maps and documents.

Water Conservation

by Saddleback Educational Publishing Staff

Teach environmental studies and global warming in the inclusive classroom with these unique informational books.

Water: The Fate of Our Most Precious Resource

by Mauq De Villiers

Overview of past, present, and potential future problems endangering the world's water supply. Index and Notes not included.

Water for Hartford: The Story of the Hartford Water Works and the Metropolitan District Commission

by Kevin Murphy

As good health is inextricably wedded to pure drinking water--and this particular concern looms larger every day--understanding delivery systems is almost as important as the water itself. Water for Hartford chronicles the century-long effort, beginning in the 1850s, to construct a viable, efficient water system. The story of Hartford's water works is a fascinating one, for it recalls the hard work, great sacrifice, and extraordinary engineering feats necessary to deliver wholesome drinking water to a growing urban center. It also illuminates the ever-changing social, political, and economic milieu in which it was built.The story of its construction is also the story of three men--Hiram Bissell, Ezra Clark, and Caleb Saville. Readers are transported back in time and given a firsthand glimpse of what these champions of a water system faced on a daily basis: unforgiving geography, venal politicians, and an often-indifferent public. The book culminates in the exhilaration of having built a water works from scratch to deliver clean, safe drinking water to the masses. Water for Hartford is a human story, peopled by men of vision and achievement, who understood that their decisions and actions would affect millions of people for decades to come.

Water on Tap: Rights and Regulation in the Transnational Governance of Urban Water Services

by Bronwen Morgan

In the 1990s and mid 2000s, turbulent political and social protests surrounded the issue of private sector involvement in providing urban water services in both the developed and developing world. Water on Tap explores examples of such conflicts in six national settings (France, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand), focusing on a central question: how were rights and regulation mobilised to address the demands of redistribution and recognition? Two modes of governance emerged: managed liberalisation and participatory democracy, often in hybrid forms that complicated simple oppositions between public and private, commodity and human right. The case studies examine the effects of transnational and domestic regulatory frameworks shaping the provision of urban water services, bilateral investment treaties and the contributions of non-state actors such as transnational corporations, civil society organisations and social movement activists. The conceptual framework developed can be applied to a wide range of transnational governance contexts.

Water Rescue Dogs (Dog Heroes)

by Frances E. Ruffin

Elizabeth was lost in a storm. Her boat struggled against the waves. Then disaster struck. The boat's motor died. Water began flooding the deck. Elizabeth yelled into the darkness for help. Elizabeth's dog, Ursa, heard the cry. The animal leaped into the water and swam toward the boat. Would she reach Elizabeth in time? Look inside to find out how Ursa and other water rescue dogs have risked their lives to save people from certain death.

Water Resource Economics: The Analysis of Scarcity, Policies, and Projects

by Ronald C. Griffin

Economics brings powerful insights to water management, but most water professionals receive limited training in it. This text offers a comprehensive development of water resource economics that is accessible to engineers and natural scientists as well as economists. The goal is to build a practical platform for understanding and performing economic analysis using both theoretical and empirical tools. The mathematics needed to understand the subjects covered in this text include basic optimization methods and integral calculus. Familiarity with microeconomics or natural resource economics is helpful, but all the economics needed is presented and developed progressively in the text. Many water-based example calculations are included. Thus the book can be used for independent study as well as course work. The book focuses on the scarcity of water quantity (rather than water quality). The author presents the economic theory of resource allocation, recognizing the peculiarities imposed by water, and expands the theory to encompass time-defined matters such as ground water depletion. He then discusses such subjects as institutional economics, water law, how economics is used in policy and cost-benefit analysis, the roles of water marketing and water pricing, demand and supply estimation, privatization, and modeling with demand and supply functions. As an aid to readers with specific interests, references to recent literature are given for all of these topics. Each chapter ends with a summary and exercises. All graphic portrayals of economic theory and most calculations are performed using Mathematica software. These programs are downloadable, but their use is entirely optional.

Water Safety (Stay Safe)

by Sue Barraclough

What do you need to wear in a boat? Read this book to find out--and learn all about staying safe near water! With colorful artwork and simple text, books in this series introduce children to safety principles in different contexts. In Water Safety, children view various situations that show how to stay safe around water. Titles in the Stay Safe series: Bicycle Safety, Fire Safety, Home Safety, Road Safety, Water Safety, Your Own Safety.

Water Sings Blue: Ocean Poems

by Kate Coombs Meilo So

Come down to the shore with this rich and vivid celebration of the ocean! With watercolors gorgeous enough to wade in by award-winning artist Meilo So and playful, moving poems by Kate Coombs, Water Sings Blue evokes the beauty and power, the depth and mystery, and the endless resonance of the sea.

Water Storage : Water Storage:Tanks, Cisterns, Aquifers, and Ponds

by Art Ludwig

A how-to handbook on building your own water tanks, ponds etc. and on maintaining groundwater tables, all based on principles of ecological design.

The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean

by Susan Casey

From Susan Casey, bestselling author of The Devil's Teeth, an astonishing book about colossal, ship-swallowing rogue waves and the surfers who seek them out. For centuries, mariners have spun tales of gargantuan waves, 100-feet high or taller. Until recently scientists dismissed these stories--waves that high would seem to violate the laws of physics. But in the past few decades, as a startling number of ships vanished and new evidence has emerged, oceanographers realized something scary was brewing in the planet's waters. They found their proof in February 2000, when a British research vessel was trapped in a vortex of impossibly mammoth waves in the North Sea--including several that approached 100 feet. As scientists scramble to understand this phenomenon, others view the giant waves as the ultimate challenge. There are extreme surfers who fly around the world trying to ride the ocean's most destructive monsters. The pioneer of extreme surfing is the legendary Laird Hamilton, who, with a group of friends in Hawaii, figured out how to board suicidally large waves of 70 and 80 feet. Casey follows this unique tribe of people as they seek to conquer the holy grail of their sport, a 100-foot wave. In this mesmerizing account, the exploits of Hamilton and his fellow surfers are juxtaposed against scientists' urgent efforts to understand the destructive powers of waves--from the tsunami that wiped out 250,000 people in the Pacific in 2004 to the 1,740-foot-wave that recently leveled part of the Alaskan coast. Like Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air, The Wave brilliantly portrays human beings confronting nature at its most ferocious.

The Wave of the Sea Wolf

by David Wisniewski

From the book: In a coastal bay in the land of the Tlingit, huge waves arise without warning, engulfing even the largest war canoe in an instant. The young Tlingit princess Kchokeen knows that a spirit called Gonakadet, the Sea-Wolf, lives in these waters, and wonders if it is responsible for the destructive waves. Kchokeen also knows that wealth and honor come to those who see Gonakadet. But when an adventure near the bay concludes with a vision of the Sea-Wolf, the gifts she receives are unexpected, and make her the instrument of profound changes in the destiny of her people. The Pacific Northwest is the setting for this dramatic original story, which draws on Tlingit myth as well as accounts of the Tlingit's first contacts with European adventurers. In addition to the beautifully told story, the book includes a short history of the area where these Indians live. This is a fine book for a school report. Picture descriptions are included.

Wave-Swept Shore: The Rigors of Life on a Rocky Coast

by Mimi Koehl

This book tells the story of one stretch along the Pacific coast of North America--introducing the mussels, limpets, crabs, grasses, starfish, kelp, and other animals and plants that live there, and explaining how they function and flourish in an environment of waves, sand, and rocks.

Waves

by Fredric Raichlen

Sitting on the beach on a sunny summer day, we enjoy the steady advance and retreat of the waves. In the water, enthusiastic waders jump and shriek with pleasure when a wave hits them. But where do these waves come from? How are they formed and why do they break on the shore? In Waves, Fredric Raichlen traces the evolution of waves, from their generation in the deep ocean to their effects on the coast. He explains, in a way that is readily understandable to nonscientists, both the science of waves themselves and the technology that can be used to protect us against their more extreme forms, including hurricanes and tsunamis. After offering a basic definition of waves and explaining the mechanics of wind-wave generation, Raichlen describes how waves travel, how they shoal (rise), how they break, and how they transform in other ways. He goes on to describe, among other things, the complicated sun-Earth-moon combinations that create astronomical tides (the high and low tides that occur daily and predictably); the effects of waves on the beach, including rip currents and beach erosion, and on harbors and shipping; and the building of breakwaters to protect harbors and bays. He discusses hurricanes, storm surges, and hurricane-generated waves. He offers a brief history of tsunamis, including Sumatra's in 2004 and Japan's in 2011, and explains the mechanisms that generate them (including earthquakes, landslides, and volcanoes). Waves can be little ripples that lap peacefully at the shore or monstrous tsunamis that destroy everything in their paths. Describing the science underlying this astonishing variety, Waves offers a different kind of beach reading.

Waves

by Herbert S. Zim

This book talks about anything you ever wanted to know about waves, from how they are formed, explaining simple vocabulary about waves, how they travel across the oceans, how they can be destructive, and how they can be useful too. Although this book was published in 1967 I found it had some excellent information on a topic not often talked about, Ocean waves. Good read in my opinion.

The Way Out: A True Story of Ruin and Survival

by Craig Childs

A breakout book from a writer increasingly celebrated as the 21st-century bard of the American Southwest--a writer in the tradition of Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, among others. In March 2003, Craig Childs received the Spirit of the West Literary Achievement Award, given to a writer whose body of work captures the unique spirit of the American West. As a chronicle of adventure, as emotionally charged human drama, as confessional memoir, The Way Out is a transcendent book, a work destined to earn a lasting place in the literature of extremes. Not since John Krakauer's bestselling Into the Wild has a book so compellingly explored the boundary between wilderness adventure and madness.

The Way the Wind Blows: Climate, History, and Human Action

by Joseph A. Tainter Susan Keech Mcintosh Roderick J. Mcintosh

Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic. The Way the Wind Blows is the rich result of that conference. Articles discuss the dynamics of climate, human perceptions of and responses to the environment, and issues of sustainability and resiliency. These themes are illustrated through discussions of human societies around the world and throughout history.

The Way the Wind Blows: Climate, History, and Human Action

by Joseph A. Tainter Susan Keech Mcintosh Roderick J. Mcintosh

Scientists and policymakers are beginning to understand in ever-increasing detail that environmental problems cannot be understood solely through the biophysical sciences. Environmental issues are fundamentally human issues and must be set in the context of social, political, cultural, and economic knowledge. The need both to understand how human beings in the past responded to climatic and other environmental changes and to synthesize the implications of these historical patterns for present-day sustainability spurred a conference of the world's leading scholars on the topic. The Way the Wind Blows is the rich result of that conference. Articles discuss the dynamics of climate, human perceptions of and responses to the environment, and issues of sustainability and resiliency. These themes are illustrated through discussions of human societies around the world and throughout history.

We Took to the Woods

by Louise Dickinson Rich

Mrs. Louise Dickenson Rich lives in very rural Maine in the 1940s. She tells about her life, having to stock up on canned goods for the winter, their fresh meat is when her husband hunts. She tells of her life and loving it, but what happens when she realizes that she is out of touch with life such as technology, life, movies, stores...

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