Uncertain Peril

Uncertain Peril
Author: Claire Hope Cummings
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780807085813
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Release: 2009-03
Editor: Beacon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the rise of industrial agriculture and plant biotechnology, the fall of public interest science, and the folly of patenting seeds, suggesting how green technologies and new approaches to food and farming methods will provide a way out of this growing predicament. Reprint.

Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program

Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9780309282901
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Release: 2013-08-18
Editor: National Academies Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is a cornerstone in the U.S. strategy to assist communities to prepare for, mitigate against, and recover from flood disasters. The NFIP was established by Congress with passage of the National Flood Insurance Act in 1968, to help reduce future flood damages through NFIP community floodplain regulation that would control development in flood hazard areas, provide insurance for a premium to property owners, and reduce federal expenditures for disaster assistance. The flood insurance is available only to owners of insurable property located in communities that participate in the NFIP. Currently, the program has 5,555,915 million policies in 21,881 communities3 across the United States. The NFIP defines the one percent annual chance flood (100-year or base flood) floodplain as a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). The SFHA is delineated on FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM's) using topographic, meteorologic, hydrologic, and hydraulic information. Property owners with a federally back mortgage within the SFHAs are required to purchase and retain flood insurance, called the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement (MPR). Levees and floodwalls, hereafter referred to as levees, have been part of flood management in the United States since the late 1700's because they are relatively easy to build and a reasonable infrastructure investment. A levee is a man-made structure, usually an earthen embankment, designed and constructed in accordance with sound engineering practices to contain, control, or divert the flow of water so as to provide protection from temporary flooding. A levee system is a flood protection system which consists of a levee, or levees, and associated structures, such as closure and drainage devices, which are constructed and operated in accordance with sound engineering practices. Recognizing the need for improving the NFIP's treatment of levees, FEMA officials approached the National Research Council's (NRC) Water Science and Technology Board (WSTB) and requested this study. The NRC responded by forming the ad hoc Committee on Levee and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices, charged to examine current FEMA treatment of levees within the NFIP and provide advice on how those levee-elated policies and activities could be improved. The study addressed four broad areas, risk analysis, flood insurance, risk reduction, and risk communication, regarding how levees are considered in the NFIP. Specific issues within these areas include current risk analysis and mapping procedures behind accredited and non-accredited levees, flood insurance pricing and the mandatory flood insurance purchase requirement, mitigation options to reduce risk for communities with levees, flood risk communication efforts, and the concept of shared responsibility. The principal conclusions and recommendations are highlighted in this report.

History of U S Federal and State Governments Work with Soybeans 1862 2017

History of U S  Federal and State Governments  Work with Soybeans  1862 2017
Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Pages: 3583
ISBN: 9781928914914
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Release: 2017-04-24
Editor: Soyinfo Center
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographical index. 362 photographs and illustrations. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books

The Uses of Antiquity

The Uses of Antiquity
Author: Stephen Gaukroger
Pages: 261
ISBN: 0792311302
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Release: 1991-07-31
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The institutionalization of History and Philosophy of Science as a distinct field of scholarly endeavour began comparatively earl- though not always under that name - in the Australasian region. An initial lecturing appointment was made at the University of Melbourne immediately after the Second World War, in 1946, and other appoint ments followed as the subject underwent an expansion during the 1950s and 1960s similar to that which took place in other parts of the world. Today there are major Departments at the University of Melbourne, the University of New South Wales and the University of W ollongong, and smaller groups active in many other parts of Australia and in New Zealand. 'Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science' aims to provide a distinctive pUblication outlet for Australian and New Zealand scholars working in the general area of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Each volume comprises a group of essays on a connected theme, edited by an Australian or a New Zealander with special expertise in that particular area. Papers address general issues, however, rather than local ones; parochial topics are avoided. Further more, though in each volume a majority of the contributors is from Australia or New Zealand, contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out. Quite the reverse, in fact - they are actively encouraged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question.

Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products

Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products
Author: Shadreck Mapfumo,Huybert Groenendaal,Chloe Dugger
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781464810497
Available:
Release: 2017-04-13
Editor: World Bank Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Named peril index insurance has great potential to address unmet risk management needs for agricultural insurance in developing economies, potentially contributing to increased agricultural sustainability and improved food security. However, the development and appraisal of index insurance business lines is not without challenges. Insurers must rigorously evaluate the quality of the products they offer and take care to ensure that distributors and policyholders understand the benefits and limits of the purchased coverage. Without these important steps to ensure responsible insurance practices, insurers can damage the implementation and potential of index insurance in the market. Risk Modeling for Appraising Named Peril Index Insurance Products: A Guide for Practitioners helps stakeholders in the named peril index insurance industry appraise new and existing products. Part 1 of the guide provides a summary of the insights and decisions required for the insurer to make an informed decision to launch and expand an index insurance business line. Insurance managers are the primary audience for part 1. Part 2 provides a step-by-step guide to calculating the decision metrics used by the insurance manager in part 1. These metrics are calculated using probabilistic modeling that provides insights into risks related to the index insurance product. Actuarial analysts are the primary audience for part 2. In an increasingly competitive insurance market, creative product development and imaginative business strategies are becoming the norm. This guide will help emerging market insurers who seek to stay on the cutting edge to successfully and sustainably penetrate new market segments.

The Science of Conjecture

The Science of Conjecture
Author: James Franklin
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9781421418810
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Release: 2015-08-01
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Science of Conjecture provides a history of rational methods of dealing with uncertainty and explores the coming to consciousness of the human understanding of risk.

History of Soybean Variety Development Breeding and Genetic Engineering 1902 2020

History of Soybean Variety Development  Breeding and Genetic Engineering  1902 2020
Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi
Pages: 1481
ISBN: 9781948436205
Available:
Release: 2020-06-25
Editor: Soyinfo Center
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The world's most comprehensive, well documented and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographic index. 152 photographs and illustrations - mostly color, Free of charge in digital format on Google Books.

Animals in Peril

Animals in Peril
Author: John Arthur Hoyt
Pages: 257
ISBN: 0895296489
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Release: 1994
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Argues that the theory that endangered species must pay their own way to survive is a political expediency used to justify legalized killing in the name of conservation

The Homilies of S John Chrysostom on the Second Epistle of St Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

The Homilies of S  John Chrysostom on the Second Epistle of St  Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Author: Saint John Chrysostom
Pages: 363
ISBN: STANFORD:36105037516445
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Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Homilies of S John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople on the Second Epistle of St Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

The Homilies of S  John Chrysostom  Archbishop of Constantinople  on the Second Epistle of St  Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians
Author: Saint John Chrysostom
Pages: 363
ISBN: UCAL:$B690430
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Release: 1885
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Homilies On the Second epistle of St Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians 1848

Homilies  On the Second epistle of St  Paul  the Apostle  to the Corinthians  1848
Author: Saint John Chrysostom
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112109692969
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Release: 1848
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Road to Global Prosperity

The Road to Global Prosperity
Author: Michael Mandelbaum
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781476750019
Available:
Release: 2014-03-25
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The co-author of the best-selling That Used to Be Us describes the forces driving the next stage of globalization, which he predicts will be a period of expanding wealth, opportunity and international cooperation.

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Proverbs

A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Proverbs
Author: Crawford Howell Toy
Pages: 554
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005417519
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Release: 1899
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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De Quincey s Writings Literary reminiscences from The autobiography of an English opium eater 1851

De Quincey s Writings  Literary reminiscences  from The autobiography of an English opium eater  1851
Author: Thomas De Quincey
Pages: 329
ISBN: UIUC:30112079773823
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Release: 1851
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A discourse delivered in Bristol December 22 1820 on the anniversary of the landing of our ancestors at Plymouth

A discourse delivered in Bristol  December 22  1820  on the anniversary of the landing of our ancestors at Plymouth
Author: Joel Mann
Pages: 19
ISBN: BL:A0023744872
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Release: 1821
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Real Food All Year

Real Food All Year
Author: Nishanga Bliss
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781608821570
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Release: 2012-04-01
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For thousands of years, human lives and diets have been closely tied to the rhythms of the seasons—and for good reason. Following the season-by-season nutritional principles of Chinese medicine is the best way to maximize the nutrients in your diet and strengthen your body. Real Food All Year offers seasonal shopping lists and meal suggestions, detoxifying cleanses drawn from the wisdom of ancient traditions, and tips for putting together quick snacks on the go. This guide includes everything you need to enjoy the pleasures of eating fresh foods and nourishing your body in the way nature intended. In Real Food All Year, you’ll learn to: • Use Eastern medicinal principles to balance your diet for greater energy • Understand how each season affects your body’s health • Refresh your body with simple, energy-building cleanses • Prepare delicious meals using over 35 gluten-free recipes

VERNANIA The Celebrated Works of Jules Verne in One Edition

VERNANIA  The Celebrated Works of Jules Verne in One Edition
Author: Jules Verne
Pages: 1457
ISBN: 9788027231737
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Release: 2017-11-15
Editor: e-artnow
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "VERNANIA: The Celebrated Works of Jules Verne in One Edition". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Five Weeks In A Balloon - 1863 A Journey To The Center Of The Earth - 1864 The Adventures Of Captain Hatteras - 1864 From The Earth To The Moon - 1865 In Search Of The Castaways - 1865 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - 1869 Around The Moon - 1869 Around The World In Eighty Days - 1872 The Fur Country - 1872 The Mysterious Island - 1874 The Survivors Of The Chancellor - 1874 Michael Strogoff - 1876 Off On A Comet - 1877 The Underground City (or The Child of the Cavern) - 1877 Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen - 1878 Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon - 1881 Godfrey Morgan - 1882 Robur The Conqueror - 1886 The Purchase of the North Pole (or Topsy-Turvy) - 1889 The Adventures Of A Special Correspondent (or Claudius Bombarnac) - 1893 Facing The Flag - 1896 An Antarctic Mystery - 1897 The Master Of The World - 1904 Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist who pioneered the genre of science fiction. A true visionary with an extraordinary talent for writing adventure stories, his writings incorporated the latest scientific knowledge of his day and envisioned technological developments that were years ahead of their time. Verne wrote about undersea, air, and space travel long before any navigable or practical craft were invented. Verne wrote over 50 novels and numerous short stories.

A First Sketch of English Literature

A First Sketch of English Literature
Author: Henry Morley
Pages: 912
ISBN: BSB:BSB11158923
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Release: 1873
Editor: London ; New York : Cassell Petter & Galpin
Language: en

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The Baptist Magazine

The Baptist Magazine
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433069129652
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Release: 1858
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Prose Works The last days of Pompeii

Prose Works  The last days of Pompeii
Author: Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HWEDKD
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Release: 1870
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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