If there was one thing Dr. Kalmar hated, and there were many, it was having a new assistant fresh from a medical school on Earth. They always wanted to change things. They never realized that a planet develops its own techniques to meet its own. This etext was produced from Amazing Stories April-May 1953. Extensive research did not uncover any evidence that the U.S. copyright on this publication was renewed.
The first edition of the HOPE Teachers Guide. This guide has practical classroom activities for teachers to help promote student awareness on environmental and development issues! The purpose of the HOPE Teachers Guide is to provide teachers with classroom resources to address education for sustainability for the students of Fiji, that is linked to existing curriculum.
This book contains the papers presented at the International Conference on the
Management of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development and Ecological
Hazards, which was held in Patagonia, Argentina. The Conference name was
shortened to ‘The Ravage of the Planet’ to emphasize the urgency of the problems
The state of our planet continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. We have
arrived at a situation where we need to determine urgent solutions before we reach
a point of irreversible damage....
Thank you to all who have joined and supported the HOPE network since 2003, and contributed to the development of the HOPE Programme: o o o o o o o o o o Australian High Commission (Direct Aid Program) for supporting the development & production of the HOPE- ESD Teachers Guide; British High Commission; European Commission; Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation; British Petroleum South Pacific; SOPAC; Ministry of Education- Curriculum Development Unit & District Education Officers; particularly Mrs. Viniana Kunabuli, Mrs. Kelera Taloga & Mrs.
The Parties to this Agreement, REAFFIRMING the commitment to the aims and purposes of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as set forth in the Bangkok Declaration of 8 August 1967, in particular to promote regional co-operation in Southeast Asia in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region, RECALLING the Kuala Lumpur Accord on Environment and Development which was adopted by the ASEAN Ministers of Environment on 19 June 1990 which calls for, inter alia, efforts leading towards the harmonisation of transbo...
IMS – the IP Multimedia Subsystem of the 3GPP family of telecommunication standards –
may very well be at the same time the worst and the best kept secret of the telecom world.
“Secret” because it is essentially designed to be invisible – the modern version of the infrastructure
that delivers communication to the world. “Worst kept” because it has dominated
the strategies for communication evolution in the past years, and has thus been very visible,
at least to those in the industry.
The failure of the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen in December 2009 to effectively reach a global agreement on emission reduction targets, led many within the developing world to view this as a reversal of the Kyoto Protocol and an attempt by the developed nations to shirk out of their responsibility for climate change.
No matter which way you cut it, PHP is pretty amazing: a language strung together by volunteer programmers that today has the enviable distinction of being in
use on more than a third of the planet’s Web servers. Flexible, scalable, extensible,
stable, open—PHP is all of these and more, which is why it’s one of the most popular
programming toolkits in the world.
Ask me why I like PHP, though, and my reason has nothing to do with any of the
preceding buzzwords and everything to do with how friendly and nonthreatening the
Water contamination weakens or destroys natural
ecosystems that support human health, food production,
and biodiversity. Studies have estimated that the value of
ecosystem services is double the gross national product of
the global economy, and the role of freshwater ecosystems
in purifying water and assimilating wastes has been
valued at US$ 400 billion (2008$) (Costanza et al. 1997).
Freshwater ecosystems are among the most degraded on
the planet, and have suffered proportionately greater species
and habitat losses than terrestrial or marine ecosystems
(Revenga et al. 2000).
Book summary Ulysses arrived on Planet Earth with an invisible space ship after light years of travel. He came from Planet Progress. It was only during the last two generations that the people of Planet Progress actually secured the survival of the human species on their planet. They came very close to self-extinction...... For over a century Planet Earth has been under observation by the scientists of Planet Progress. These scientists were amazed to discover the great similarities between the two planets.
This is an unusual book, combining as it does papers on astrobiology,
history of astronomy and sundials, but—after all—Woody Sullivan is an
unusual man. In late 2003 I spent two fruitful and enjoyable months in the
Astronomy Department at the University of Washington (UW) working on
archival material accumulated over the decades by Woody, for a book we
will co-author with Jessica Chapman on the early development of Australian
In the middle of the 20th century, we saw our planet from space for the first time. Historians
may eventually find that this vision had a greater impact on thought than did the Copernican
revolution of the 16th century, which upset the human self-image by revealing that the Earth is
not the centre of the universe. From space, we see a small and fragile ball dominated not by
human activity and edifice but by a pattern of clouds, oceans, greenery, and soils. Humanity's
inability to fit its activities into that pattern is changing planetary systems, fundamentally.
When his two older brothers, Fred and Leopold, enlisted in the
army during the Boer War (1899-1902), the thrill-packed letters
home were too much to resist, and one night fourteen-year-old Victor
ran away from home and joined the Life Guards. He never fought,
however, as his father promptly secured his release from military
service. While in the Guards, Victor first learned to use his fists to
protect himself, developing an interest in boxing, and becoming the
Over the past few decades, life-threatening environmental concerns have surfaced in the
developing world. Countrysides are coming under pressure from increasing numbers of
farmers and the landless. Cities are filling with people, cars, and factories.
Since the dawn of civilisation human society has been shaped by its interaction with water—whether
too much or too little. Indeed, water is one of the powerful forces of nature that have formed the planet
on which we live. Floods are not new—they continually make news because of both tragic effects on
individuals and acts of heroism in the emergency. The impact of floods on people can be dramatic even
if there are no fatalities; pictures of rescue make good television material with stories told of bravery
and fortunate escapes.
The International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) was established as a means of raising
worldwide public and political awareness of the vast, though frequently under-used,
potential the Earth Sciences possess for improving the quality of life of the peoples
of the world and safeguarding Earth’s rich and diverse environments.
The International Year project was jointly initiated in 2000 by the International
Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the Earth Science Division of the United
Nations Educational, Scientiﬁc and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
In many respects, the science of materials has only fully utilized two of its three
fundamental tools —the variables of temperature and chemical composition. Pressure,
the third fundamental variable altering materials, is in many ways the most remarkable,
as it spans some 60 orders of magnitude in the universe.
NCAP test is conducted at 56 km/h (35 mi/h), rather than 48 km/h (30 mi/h) as required by
FMVSS No. 208. Model year (MY) 1979 vehicles were the first tested and rated using this
protocol. For several years, the agency provided consumers with the values recorded during
frontal impact tests by the anthropomorphic test devices and the relationship of those values to
established injury assessment references.
Flowering plants now dominate the terrestrial ecosystems of the planet, and there are
good reasons for supposing that the flower itself has been a major contributing factor
to the spread of the Angiosperms. Although the Angiosperm flower is based on four
whorls of organs – petals, sepal, stamens and carpels – the 300 000 odd species exhibit
a huge array of different floral morphologies. Consider, e.g., the humble periwinkle
flower and contrast it with the complex passion flower.
Donald Allen Wollheim (October 1, 1914 – November 2, 1990) was a
science fiction writer, editor, publisher and fan. He published his own
works under pseudonyms, including David Grinnell. A member of the
Futurians, he was one of the leading influences on the development of
science fiction and science fiction fandom in the 20th century United
States. Wollheim's first story, "The Man from Ariel," was published in the
January 1934 issue of Wonder Stories when Wollheim was nineteen.