Description : When was the last time you tried to punch a hole in the sky? Test pilots, punching into stratosphere, climbing to undreamt heights in jets and rocket planes, have a phrase they use to describe their work. They call it 'punching holes in the sky'. That is what we meant to do with our lives, to climb beyond the humdrum, to reach beyond the preoccupation of daily existence. However, more often than not, we aim too low. We are human, we tell ourselves. The sky is too high to think of punching holes in it. It is the impossible that gets life out of its rut and onto a highway that leads us to our goal. Think big, work hard and have the courage to dream. Concentrate on achieving that dream. Remember, if you don't care for your dreams, who will. Make the impossible your goal. Success begins to happen when you change your 'I can't', philosophy to 'I can'.
Description : Born and raised in northern Manchuria during the colonial period of Korea, Yun Dong-ju was a poet of the utmost purity, beauty, and sincerity. His posthumously published collection of poems under the title Sky, wind, stars, and poems is one of the all-time favorites of Korean readers. Wishing not to have so much as a speck of shame toward heaven until the day I die, I suffered, even when the wind stirred the leaves. (From Foreword) In simple diction and straightforward expressions, his poems sing of his love for his people, his compassion for the poor and destitute, and his hopes for freedom and independence. These themes still resonate deep within the hearts of the Korean people. His imprisonment and eventual death in 1945 in a Japanese prison lend great poignancy to his work.
Description : Entering a new phase of his life, RRB found himself in the company of solitary confinement dearth of intelligent life form. Solitude trickled his grey cells to trigger some questions about life and its intricacies. Hence began the outpouring of his thoughts into cyberspace for nobody to hear. This is a compilation of some of his thought provoking posts from his blog, Rifle Range Boy (asokan63.blogspot.com). His tangential flight of ideas may not be politically correct or be universally acceptable but what the heck, it is his party and he could cry if he wants to!
Description : Climate change control has risen to the top of the international agenda. Failed efforts, centred in the United Nations, to allocate responsibility have resulted in a challenge now reaching crisis stage. John J. Kirton and Ella Kokotsis analyse the generation and effectiveness of four decades of intergovernmental regimes for controlling global climate change. Informed by international relations theories and critical of the prevailing UN approach, Kirton and Kokotsis trace the global governance of climate change from its 1970s origins to the present and demonstrate the effectiveness of the plurilateral summit alternative grounded in the G7/8 and the G20. Topics covered include: - G7/8 and UN competition and convergence on governing climate change - Kyoto obligations and the post-Kyoto regime - The role of the G7/8 and G20 in generating a regime beyond Kyoto - Projections of and prescriptions for an effective global climate change control regime for the twenty-first century. This topical book synthesizes a rich array of empirical data, including new interview and documentary material about G7/8 and G20 governance of climate change, and makes a valuable contribution to understanding the dynamics of governing climate change. It will appeal to scholars, researchers, and policy makers interested in the dynamics behind governance processes within the intergovernmental realm.
Description : The first in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... When Jasmine sees a tiny, unloved piglet left to fend for itself, she knows it will die without her help. So she smuggles it home to her farm to nurse it back to health. But she can't keep Truffle forever, and then, one stormy night, disaster strikes... Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation. Look out for Jasmine's other adventures! A Duckling Called Button A Sheepdog Called Sky
Description : Designed for elementary students, this series inspires creativity based on observations and sensory perceptions. Famous works of art and art history introduce thoughtful projects. Covering techniques for textiles, landscapes, depicting movement, and using found objects in art, these books are sure to inspire young artists.
Description : "Earth Science Multiple Choice Questions and Answers (MCQs): Quizzes & Practice Tests with Answer Key" covers mock tests for competitive exams. This book can help to learn and practice Earth Science Quizzes as a quick study guide for placement test preparation. "Earth Science Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)" will help with theoretical, conceptual, and analytical study for self-assessment, career tests. "Earth Science Multiple Choice Questions and Answers" pdf is a revision guide with a collection of trivia questions to fun quiz questions and answers pdf on topics: agents of erosion and deposition, atmosphere composition, atmosphere layers, earth atmosphere, earth models and maps, earth science and models, earthquakes, energy resources, minerals and earth crust, movement of ocean water, oceanography: ocean water, oceans exploration, oceans of world, planets facts, planets for kids, plates tectonics, restless earth: plate tectonics, rocks and minerals mixtures, solar system for kids, solar system formation, space astronomy, space science, stars galaxies and universe, tectonic plates for kids, temperature, weather and climate to enhance teaching and learning. Earth Science Quiz Questions and Answers pdf also covers the syllabus of many competitive papers for admission exams of different schools from science textbooks on chapters: Agents of Erosion and Deposition Multiple Choice Questions: 20 MCQs Atmosphere Composition Multiple Choice Questions: 13 MCQs Atmosphere Layers Multiple Choice Questions: 12 MCQs Earth Atmosphere Multiple Choice Questions: 40 MCQs Earth Models and Maps Multiple Choice Questions: 163 MCQs Earth Science and Models Multiple Choice Questions: 131 MCQs Earthquakes Multiple Choice Questions: 29 MCQs Energy Resources Multiple Choice Questions: 107 MCQs Minerals and Earth Crust Multiple Choice Questions: 97 MCQs Movement of Ocean Water Multiple Choice Questions: 18 MCQs Oceanography: Ocean Water Multiple Choice Questions: 31 MCQs Oceans Exploration Multiple Choice Questions: 45 MCQs Oceans of World Multiple Choice Questions: 25 MCQs Planets Facts Multiple Choice Questions: 14 MCQs Planets Multiple Choice Questions: 82 MCQs Plates Tectonics Multiple Choice Questions: 41 MCQs Restless Earth: Plate Tectonics Multiple Choice Questions: 17 MCQs Rocks and Minerals Mixtures Multiple Choice Questions: 164 MCQs Solar System Multiple Choice Questions: 15 MCQs Solar System Formation Multiple Choice Questions: 18 MCQs Space Astronomy Multiple Choice Questions: 38 MCQs Space Science Multiple Choice Questions: 52 MCQs Stars Galaxies and Universe Multiple Choice Questions: 59 MCQs Tectonic Plates Multiple Choice Questions: 13 MCQs Temperature Multiple Choice Questions: 15 MCQs Weather and Climate Multiple Choice Questions: 103 MCQs The chapter “Agents of Erosion and Deposition MCQs” covers topics of glacial deposits types, angle of repose, glaciers and landforms carved, physical science, rapid mass movement, and slow mass movement. The chapter “Atmosphere Composition MCQs” covers topics of composition of atmosphere, layers of atmosphere, energy in atmosphere, human caused pollution sources, ozone hole, wind, and air pressure. The chapter “Atmosphere Layers MCQs” covers topics of layers of atmosphere, earth layers formation, human caused pollution sources, and primary pollutants. The chapter “Earth Atmosphere MCQs” covers topics of layers of atmosphere, energy in atmosphere, atmospheric pressure and temperature, air pollution and human health, cleaning up air pollution, global winds, human caused pollution sources, ozone hole, physical science, primary pollutants, solar energy, wind, and air pressure, and winds storms. The chapter “Earth Models and Maps MCQs” covers topics of introduction to topographic maps, earth maps, map projections, earth surface mapping, azimuthal projection, direction on earth, earth facts, earth system science, elements of elevation, equal area projections, equator, flat earth sphere, flat earth theory, geographic information system (GIS), GPS, latitude, longitude, modern mapmaking, north and south pole, planet earth, prime meridian, remote sensing, science experiments, science projects, topographic map symbols, and venus. The chapter “Earth Science and Models MCQs” covers topics of branches of earth science, geology science, right models, climate models, astronomy facts, black smokers, derived quantities, geoscience, international system of units, mathematical models, measurement units, meteorology, metric conversion, metric measurements, oceanography facts, optical telescope, physical quantities, planet earth, science experiments, science formulas, SI systems, temperature units, SI units, types of scientific models, and unit conversion. The chapter “Earthquakes MCQs” covers topics of earthquake forecasting, earthquake strength and intensity, locating earthquake, faults: tectonic plate boundaries, seismic analysis, and seismic waves. The chapter “Energy Resources MCQs” covers topics of energy resources, alternative resources, conservation of natural resources, fossil fuels sources, nonrenewable resources, planet earth, renewable resources, atom and fission, chemical energy, combining atoms: fusion, earth science facts, earth’s resource, fossil fuels formation, fossil fuels problems, science for kids, science projects, and types of fossil fuels. The chapter “Minerals and Earth Crust MCQs” covers topics of what is mineral, mineral structure, minerals and density, minerals and hardness, minerals and luster, minerals and streak, minerals color, minerals groups, mining of minerals, use of minerals, cleavage and fracture, responsible mining, rocks and minerals, and science formulas. The chapter “Movement of Ocean Water MCQs” covers topics of ocean currents, deep currents, science for kids, and surface currents. The chapter “Oceanography: Ocean Water MCQs” covers topics of anatomy of wave, lure of moon, surface current and climate, tidal variations, tides and topography, types of waves, wave formation, and movement. The chapter “Oceans Exploration MCQs” covers topics of exploring ocean: underwater vessels, benthic environment, benthic zone, living resources, nonliving resources, ocean pollution, save ocean, science projects, and three groups of marine life. The chapter “Oceans of World MCQs” covers topics of ocean floor, global ocean division, ocean water characteristics, and revealing ocean floor. The chapter “Planets’ Facts MCQs” covers topics of inner and outer solar system, earth and space, interplanetary distances, Luna: moon of earth, mercury, meteoride, moon of planets, Saturn, and Venus. The chapter “Planets MCQs” covers topics of solar system, discovery of solar system, inner and outer solar system, asteroids, comets, earth and space, Jupiter, Luna: moon of earth, mars planet, mercury, meteoride, moon of planets, Neptune, radars, Saturn, Uranus, Venus, and wind storms. The chapter “Plates Tectonics MCQs” covers topics of breakup of tectonic plates boundaries, tectonic plates motion, tectonic plates, plate tectonics and mountain building, pangaea, earth crust, earth interior, earth rocks deformation, earth rocks faulting, earth rocks folding, sea floor spreading, and wegener continental drift hypothesis. The chapter “Restless Earth: Plate Tectonics MCQs” covers topics of composition of earth, earth crust, earth system science, and physical structure of earth. The chapter “Rocks and Minerals Mixtures MCQs” covers topics of metamorphic rock composition, metamorphic rock structures, igneous rock formation, igneous rocks: composition and texture, metamorphism, origins of igneous rock, origins of metamorphic rock, origins of sedimentary rock, planet earth, rock cycle, rocks classification, rocks identification, sedimentary rock composition, sedimentary rock structures, textures of metamorphic rock, earth science facts, earth shape, and processes,. The chapter “Solar System MCQs” covers topics of solar system formation, energy in sun, structure of sun, gravity, oceans and continents formation, revolution in astronomy, solar nebula, and ultraviolet rays. The chapter “Solar System Formation MCQs” covers topics of solar system formation, solar activity, solar nebula, earth atmosphere formation, earth system science, gravity, oceans and continents formation, revolution in astronomy, science formulas, and structure of sun. The chapter “Space Astronomy MCQs” covers topics of inner solar system, outer solar system, communication satellite, first satellite, first spacecraft, how rockets work, international space station, military satellites, remote sensing, rocket science, space shuttle, and weather satellites. The chapter “Space Science MCQs” covers topics of modern astronomy, early astronomy, Doppler effect, modern calendar, non-optical telescopes, optical telescope, patterns on sky, science experiments, stars in night sky, telescopes, universe: size, and scale. The chapter “Stars Galaxies and Universe MCQs” covers topics of types of galaxies, origin of galaxies, types of stars, stars brightness, stars classification, stars colors, stars composition, big bang theory, contents of galaxies, knowledge of stars, motion of stars, science experiments, stars: beginning and end, universal expansion, universe structure, and when stars get old. The chapter “Tectonic Plates MCQs” covers topics of tectonic plates, tectonic plates boundaries, tectonic plates motion, communication satellite, earth rocks deformation, earth rocks faulting, sea floor spreading, and Wegener continental drift hypothesis. The chapter “Temperature MCQs” covers topics of temperate zone, energy in atmosphere, humidity, latitude, layers of atmosphere, ocean currents, physical science, precipitation, sun cycle, tropical zone, and weather forecasting technology. The chapter “Weather and Climate MCQs” covers topics of weather forecasting technology, severe weather safety, air pressure and weather, asteroid impact, atmospheric pressure and temperature, cleaning up air pollution, climates of world, clouds, fronts, humidity, ice ages, large bodies of water, latitude, mountains, north and south pole, physical science, polar zone, precipitation, prevailing winds, radars, solar energy, sun cycle, temperate zone, thunderstorms, tropical zone, volcanic eruptions, and winds storms.
Description : Physics and the Environment directly connects the physical world to environmental issues that the world is facing today and will face in the future. It shows how the first and second laws of thermodynamics limit the efficiencies of fossil fuel energy conversions to less than 100%, while also discussing how clever technologies can enhance overall performance. It also extensively discusses renewable forms of energy, their physical constraints and how we must use science and engineering as tools to solve problems instead of opinion and politics. Dr. Kyle Forinash takes you on a journey of understanding our mature and well developed technologies for using fossil fuel resources and how we are unlikely to see huge gains in their efficiency as well as why their role in climate change ought to be an argument for their replacement sooner rather than later. He also discusses the newest technologies in employing renewable resources and how it is important to understand their physical constrains in order to make a smooth transition to them. An entire chapter is dedicated to energy storage, a core question in renewable energy as well as another chapter on the technical issues of nuclear energy. The book ends with a discussion on how no environmental solution, no matter how clever from a technical aspect, will succeed if there are cheaper alternative, even if those alternatives have undesirable features associated with them.