Description : In the Mediterranean islands, limited water supplies combined with highly developed tourism and irrigation agriculture lead to extreme pressures on water resources. ISLA project has produced an application to support water managers in their decision-making activities, providing them with specific and up to date information obtained from Earth Observation data. Resulting of this project, water managers will be able to address their most typical and urgent problems in land and water management; to plan viable solutions for water use reduction; to know how much water is potentially available; to exploit alternative sources of water; and to have an overview of the total water supply. ISLA project is geographically focused on the islands of Mallorca (Spain) and Crete (Greece), and the target users of ISLA system are river basin organisms, regional authorities, local development agencies and hydroelectric companies.
Description : This book is the result of ten years’ of scientific research carried out by the authors on Isla de los Estados. The research includes their doctoral thesis and many published scientific papers related to the island. The book is divided into two principal parts. The first part covers different social and natural aspects of this remote island and includes chapters on the scientific and historical background, physiography with topographical and hydrographical descriptions, climate and oceanographic circulation, vegetation and geology (including stratigraphy, structural geology and geological history). The second part comprises a reconstruction of the paleoenvironmental, paleoclimatic and paleogeographic history of the island from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present, correlating with other paleoecological records from the southern part of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego and Patagonia. This second part also includes a geomorphological chapter with a characterization of the principal erosive glacial landforms on Isla de los Estados constructed by means of morphometric analysis, inventories, maps, paleogeographic and glacial models, and a paleoecological chapter evaluating the palaeoenvironment and palaeoclimatic conditions that prevailed during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene times based on pollen and diatom analysis from three 14C-dated peat bogs and lakes. Finally, the book concludes with a review of the island’s archaeology and the relationship between the palaeoenvironmental history and human occupation of this island.
Description : La Civilización tal y como la conocemos se precipita hacia el abismo. Un Mundo con más problemas que soluciones deberá hacer frente al Apocalipsis que atraviesa el Universo para encontrarse con nosotros. La raza humana deberá sacrificar la compasión e intentar sobrevivir en una remota Isla. Tan sólo unos pocos escogidos podrán hacer frente a los invasores e intentar que la humanidad vuelva a dominar la Tierra. Luis Baselga pone a disposición del lector conocimientos que han sido ocultados durante largo tiempo por el Poder y que ahora deben usarse por el bien común. Nos anuncia un posible futuro que a pesar del Desastre nos muestra el camino a seguir para poder resistir.
Description : The author overhears a conversation about an island called Margarita. Images of the mythical land of Margaritaville fill his head. This sets in motion a chain of events that leads him on a misadventure with his seven year-old daughter in search of that fabled land. They take off from a small town in South Carolina to an island off the coast of Venezuela filled with a cast of characters as interesting as the ones they left behind. The mishaps and people they meet along the way make for a hilarious tale.
Description : Modern epistemology and modern society have separated subject from object, defined economy as industrialization, structured politics into the formations of nation-states, and institutionalized social practices. These "philosophical and social designs of separations" have given birth to physical and symbolic violences at various levels. State power, imperialism, male domination, as well as the ritual "violence" within human existence itself are expressed in various scenes in the world of everyday life. To overcome this violence requires the promotion of a philosophical design that reconsiders the significations of modernity itself. This volume presents work from the front lines of an international intellectual effort to fundamentally reconsider "the social," "the natural," "the human," and "the cultural." This project is not, however, a one-sided critical negation of modernity. Rather, the contributions create an opportunity to rethink the modern in all its depth to draw forth a critical affirmation of modernity, and to seek new ways of deploying the intelligence of West and East. Through transdisciplinary "thinking technologies" drawing on fields such as philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology, contemporary social research, women's studies, architecture and urban studies, participants develop pointed examinations of various phenomena and sites within the contemporary situations. The present collection contains original writings by and interviews with prominent thinkers.
Description : Through friendship and romantic love the characters live in the world they have created that is separate from the materialistic, cruel, and money driven standard.
Description : Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on brooding artist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And, after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer break, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to face uncertainty about their futures, and the very real possibility of being apart. Set against the stunning backdrops of New York, Paris and Barcelona, this is a gorgeous, heart-wrenching and irresistible story of true love, and the perfect conclusion to Stephanie Perkins's beloved series. "Stephanie Perkins's characters fall in love the way we all want to, in real time and for good." - Rainbow Rowell, author of Eleanor & Park and Fangirl