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Bombs Away

Author : David G. Havlick
ISBN : 9780226547688
Genre : Science
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When viewed from space, the Korean Peninsula is crossed by a thin green ribbon. On the ground, its mix of dense vegetation and cleared borderlands serves as home to dozens of species that are extinct or endangered elsewhere on the peninsula. This is Korea’s demilitarized zone—one of the most dangerous places on earth for humans, and paradoxically one of the safest for wildlife. Although this zone was not intentionally created for conservation, across the globe hundreds of millions of acres of former military zones and bases are being converted to restoration areas, refuges, and conservation lands. David G. Havlick has traveled the world visiting these spaces of military-to-wildlife transition, and in Bombs Away he explores both the challenges—physical, historical, and cultural—and fascinating ecological possibilities of military site conversions. Looking at particular international sites of transition—from Indiana’s Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge to Cold War remnants along the former Iron Curtain—Havlick argues that these new frontiers of conservation must accomplish seemingly antithetical aims: rebuilding and protecting ecosystems, or restoring life, while also commemorating the historical and cultural legacies of warfare and militarization. Developing these ideas further, he shows that despite the ecological devastation often wrought by military testing and training, these activities need not be inconsistent with environmental goals, and in some cases can even complement them—a concept he calls ecological militarization. A profound, clear explication of landscapes both fraught and fecund, marked by death but also reservoirs of life, Bombs Away shows us how “military activities, conservation goals, and ecological restoration efforts are made to work together to create new kinds of places and new conceptions of place.”
Category: Science

Atlantis Returns Part 1 The Reawakening

Author : Colin K Smith
ISBN : 9781326601188
Genre : Fiction
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Past, present and future finally collide in this fascinating, action-packed, enlightening account of our long-forgotten ancient past catching up with its impending Earth-shattering future! Following annihilation of their own world after a cosmic collision between Triton and Pluto, which sent Venus spiralling into a near-Sun orbit, the Venusian's set up the Atlantis Empire on Earth. However, following genetic enhancement of humanity, the cosmopolitan harmony was catastrophically interrupted by invading Reptilian forces from the Red Dwarf Star system which passed by our solar system 70K years ago. This sparked a 30K Cold War, also ending in global destruction. Finally, the past catches up with the present and following an unexpected encounter between brothers and a Venusian in waters off the Welsh coast, a highly publicised series of astonishing events unravels, captured instantly by social media. Then humanity faces the fact it really is not alone in the Universe, let alone on Earth!
Category: Fiction

Diplomatic Trail

Author : Geraldo Affonso Muzzi
ISBN : 1537511432
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If you want to be universal, begin by painting your village! (Tolstoy) Following Tolstoy's advice, after painting his homeland in a previous trilogy, Our Golden Yearly Years, Geraldo Muzzi describes his diplomatic journey of four decades, in a mixture of reality and fiction. He describes countries and cultures, conducting the reader with a friendly hand, driving him to inebriation and a vertigo of feelings, inviting us to close the eyes and follow him in the description of life in embassies and consulates in different lands in all continents and their historical moments and peculiarities. At the end of this international trilogy we become aware that this work is a real shrine, a repository of aspects seldom before explored in the History books or in the media news. The iron curtain, a name to describe the division between Eastern and Western Europe, is the scenario of political and economic influences, describing a society in which the words of order were cautiousness, fear and mystery. This book is an invitation to knowledge, not only of what History teaches us, but also the version of those who participated of decisive moments in the route that Brazil and the world shared until the emergency of the XXI century. Some spirits are still reluctant and uncompromising in accepting globalization, arguing that it will bury culture and fragment even more the identities; but maybe there is an optimistic idea in this panorama, if we appreciate unity in diversity, the parts and the whole, without that kind of homogenization that could destroy the character of mankind. Some questions are answered to the readers during this narrative: how is the daily life in an Embassy and the Ambassador's intimacy? What is the Adam's apple, or what is the way to explain and justify individual or collective questions? In a word, what is the amount of fiction and reality in the pages of this trilogy?
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Tv Guide

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ISBN : UCAL:B3537413
Genre : Television broadcasting
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Breakaway

Author : Tal Pinchevsky
ISBN : 9781118096215
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From behind the Iron Curtain onto hockey's biggest stage The incredible true story of the trailblazing men who risked everything to pass through the Iron Curtain and become NHL superstars, Breakaway is a thrilling look at the untold stories that changed hockey forever. From midnight meetings in secluded forests, to evading capture by military and police forces, this is the story of the brave players whose passion of the game trumped all. Featuring exclusive interviews with the legends of the ice who put everything on the line just for the chance to play on the world's greatest stage, many of them speaking about their experiences for the very first time, the book looks at how Peter Stastny, Igor Larionov, Petr Klima, Petr Nedved, Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Alexander Mogilny, and other hockey superstars captured the imaginations of fans around the world. The remarkable true story of some of the true pioneers of hockey, told for the very first time, often in the players' own words A fascinating look behind the Iron Curtain and the trials these brave men endured for a taste of freedom, through their love of the game Looks at how some of the NHL's greatest players made it onto North American ice As much a tale of espionage and social history as a gripping hockey chronicle, Breakaway sheds light on the untold stories of some of the sports' most inspiring heroes.
Category: Sports & Recreation

World In Motion

Author : Simon Hart
ISBN : 9781909245655
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Italia ’90 was the best and worst of World Cups. It made a global star of England’s inspirational Paul Gascoigne and gave fresh confidence to English football but it was also the lowest- scoring of all World Cups, leading directly to the back-pass ban that transformed the sport. World In Motion travels from Africa to South America, via Europe and the Middle East, to hear from the protagonists of Italia ’90 and find out why it is still seen as a special and transformative moment, not just in English eyes but in other countries far and wide. It was a World Cup of firsts – from Cameroon’s quarter-final trail-blazers via the feats of newcomers like the Republic of Ireland and Costa Rica – but a tournament too which marked the last hurrah of the old footballing powers of the Eastern Bloc amid the collapse of the Iron Curtain. It began with the biggest shock of any opening game, as nine-man Cameroon beat Argentina, and it ended with the worst final of all, as West Germany beat nine-man Argentina with a much-disputed penalty. In between it gave us a big spectacle, a winning soundtrack and some unforgettable storylines. World In Motion speaks to players and coaches, referees and administrators, reporters and fans to gauge the full impact of football’s dramatic Italian summer – including meeting Roger Milla at his home in Cameroon and Totò Schillaci at his football school in Sicily. In the process it rediscovers a time when the game stood on the brink of change, with the Premier League and Champions League on the horizon, yet the World Cup remained a thrilling voyage of discovery – a land of novelties, from Fair Play flags to fan embassies to that first-ever penalty shoot-out heartbreak for England ...
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The Green Belt Of Europe

Author : Andrew Terry
ISBN : 2831709458
Genre : Science
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The Iron Curtain, running from the Barents Sea to the Black Sea, divided Europe for almost 40 years and no activity was allowed in this "forbidden" zone. When it fell in 1989, it left a strip of land that runs the entire length of Europe and that has remained comparatively undisturbed – a green belt. The Green Belt initiative aims to integrate this entire strip of land with its key habitats and ecological areas as part of an international network of valuable ecosystems. This book provides background information on the initiative, reviews current activities in a number of case studies and looks at how the initiative can fit into current and future global efforts to protect European biodiversity.
Category: Science