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Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series)

by Katherine V. Gough

Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, despite there being a dearth of knowledge about youth entrepreneurship in an African context.This book makes an important contribution by exploring the nature of youth entrepreneurship in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. It provides new insights into conceptual and methodological discussions of youth entrepreneurship as well as presenting original empirical data. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research, conducted under the auspices of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative research proj...

Genre: Business & Finance, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 292 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2019 onward  

Perspectives on European Earthquake Engineering and Seismology: Volume 2 (Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering Book 39)

by Atilla Ansal

This book collects 4 keynote and 15 theme lectures presented at the 2nd European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (2ECEES), held in Istanbul, Turkey, from August 24 to 29, 2014. The conference was organized by the Turkish Earthquake Foundation - Earthquake Engineering Committee and Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency under the auspices of the European Association for Earthquake Engineering (EAEE) and European Seismological Commission (ESC).The book’s nineteen state-of-the-art chapters were written by the most prominent researchers in Europe and address a comprehensive collection of topics on earthquake engineering, as well as interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering seismology and seismic risk assessment and management. Further topics inc...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 455 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 March 2019 onward  

Evolution, Monitoring and Predicting Models of Rockburst: Precursor Information for Rock Failure

by Chunlai Wang

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 188 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 14 March 2019 onward  

Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems:The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) Integrated Crop and Economic Assessments ... Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation 3)

by Rosenzweig Cynthia & Hillel Daniel

“Top agricultural scientists from around the world have taken up the challenge of sustainable agriculture, with the specific focus on integrating agronomic, climatological, biophysical and socio-economic perspectives and processes. Every chapter (of the Handbook) contributes to addressing the growing food-security challenges facing the world.”Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityClimate effects on agriculture are of increasing concern in both the scientific and policy communities because of the growing population and the greater uncertainty in the weather during growing seasons. Changes in production are directly linked to variations in temperature and precipitation during the growing season and often to the offseason changes in weather becau...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment
Size: 1160 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward  

Weather & Climate Services for the Energy Industry

by Alberto Troccoli

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 March 2019 onward  

EARTH MAGNETISM: Problems With Electric Charges, On Earth, In Atmosphere, In Van Allen Belt And On The Moon

by NGUYEN VAN CUONG and PhD. Nguyen Dinh Noan

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Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Experiments, Instruments & Measurement
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 12 March 2019 onward  

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Lost City Maps: A cartographic experience full of creativity: 25 stories about maps to enhance your creativity, peace and meditation capacity

by Luis Felipe Mujica

IMPORTANT !
PLEASE NOTE - The KINDLE edition of this book present 25 Maps of the 50 that are included in the physical copy of the book.

The KINDLE edition of this book is for your reference only and is NOT intended for coloring within the device! It is a preview - its main intent is to show the designs that are available in the physical copy of the book.

You can get a PDF version of these Maps in a link at the end of the book so you can print them out and get coloring.

Have you ever tried coloring your own city? Now that is possible. 50 Maps of unknown lost cities in black and white color from view of dron in order to enhance your cartographic experience . These amazing 50 cities maps contains road and buildings at scale and you can discover s...

Genre: Children's eBooks, Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

Wetlands and Water Framework Directive: Protection, Management and Climate Change (GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences)

by Stefan Ignar and Mateusz Grygoruk

This book compares the lessons learned from a wetland-perspective approach to the changing climate and the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) with regard to environmental conservation. Examples from Germany and Poland are discussed due to the efficiency of their respective implementations of water conservation policies. Although the general scientific interest in specific issues such as wetlands, climate change, nature conservation and the WFD enjoy a well established position in international environmental research, these four elements are rarely considered together due to the complexity of the processes, biased scenarios of global change and subjective policy background. Major challenges involved in carrying out environmental conservation actions that assess the potentia...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 103 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 11 March 2019 onward  

Inorganic Constituents in Soil: Basics and Visuals

by Masami Nanzyo

This open access book is a must-read for students of and beginners in soil science. In a well-organized and easy-to-follow manner, it provides basic outlines of soil minerals, new methods and recent developments in the field, with a special focus on visual aids. The chapters on primary minerals, secondary minerals, non-crystalline inorganic constituents and inorganic constituents sensitive to varying redox conditions will help readers understand the basic components of soils. Further, readers are introduced to new analytical methods with the aid of microscopy and recent developments in the field. Uniquely, the book features case studies on the identification and isolation methods for vivianite crystals from paddy field soils, as well as a useful procedure for identifying noncrystalline con...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 181 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 10 March 2019 onward  

Cosmic Ray Neutron Sensing: Estimation of Agricultural Crop Biomass Water Equivalent

by Ammar Wahbi

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 33 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 March 2019 onward  

Biomineralization: From Molecular and Nano-structural Analyses to Environmental Science

by Kazuyoshi Endo

This open access book is the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Biomineralization (BIOMIN XIV) held in 2017 at Tsukuba.  Over the past 45 years, biomineralization research has unveiled details of the characteristics of the nano-structure of various biominerals; the formation mechanism of this nano-structure, including the initial stage of crystallization; and the function of organic matrices in biominerals, and this knowledge has been applied to dental, medical, pharmaceutical, materials, agricultural and environmental sciences and paleontology. As such, biomineralization is an important interdisciplinary research area, and further advances are expected in both fundamental and applied research. ...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Size: 413 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 06 March 2019 onward  

Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis

by Robert J. Nicholls and Craig W. Hutton

This book answers key questions about environment, people and their shared future in deltas. It develops a systematic and holistic approach for policy-orientated analysis for the future of these regions. It does so by focusing on ecosystem services in the world’s largest, most populous and most iconic delta region, that of the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh. The book covers the conceptual basis, research approaches and challenges, while also providing a methodology for integration across multiple disciplines, offering a potential prototype for assessments of deltas worldwide. Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas analyses changing ecosystem services in deltas; the health and well-being of people reliant on them; the continued central role of agriculture and fishing; and th...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 593 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 04 March 2019 onward  

Handbook of Mathematical Geosciences: Fifty Years of IAMG

by B.S. Daya Sagar

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Genre: Computing, Microsoft, Software, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 914 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 03 March 2019 onward  

From Seascapes of Extinction to Seascapes of Confidence: Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: ElQuisco and Puerto Oscuro

by Gloria L. Gallardo Fernandez

From Seascapes of extinction to seascapes of confidence. Territorial Use Rights in Fisheries in Chile: El Quisco and Puerto Oscuro by Gloria Gallardo Fernandés is an important contribution to our understanding of the multifaceted challenges underlying sustainable solutions to ecological fisheries, the book describes how, in Chile, indiscriminate harvest of the edible shellfish Concholepas concholepas (false abalone or Loco), has been threatening not only the living of small-scale artisan fishers but also the ecosystem. In an attempt to strengthen the fishers’ livelihoods and at the same time recuperate the fish, the Chilean government introduced the regulatory measure: Management and Exploitation Areas for Benthic Resources (MEABRs), locally known as Management Areas (MAs) and in...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2019 onward  

Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication (Advances in Volcanology)

by Carina J. Fearnley

This open access book provides a comprehensive overview of volcanic crisis research, the goal being to establish ways of successfully applying volcanology in practice and to identify areas that need to be addressed for future progress. It shows how volcano crises are managed in practice, and helps to establish best practices.  Consequently the book brings together authors from all over the globe who work with volcanoes, ranging from observatory volcanologists, disaster practitioners and government officials to NGO-based and government practitioners to address three key aspects of volcanic crises. First, the book explores the unique nature of volcanic hazards, which makes them a particularly challenging threat to forecast and manage, due in part to their varying spatial and temporal char...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Education & Reference, Words & Language, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 771 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 02 March 2019 onward  

The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People

by Philippus Wester

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Genre: Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 627 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 01 March 2019 onward  

Maritime Spatial Planning: past, present, future

by Jacek Zaucha

This open access book is the first comprehensive overview of maritime or marine spatial planning. Countries across the globe are beginning to implement maritime spatial plans; however the authors of this collection have identified several key questions that are emerging from this growing body of MSP experience. How can maritime spatial planning deal with a complex and dynamic environment such as the sea? How can MSP be embedded in multiple levels of governance across regional and national borders – and how far does the environment benefit from this new approach? This book actively engages with the problems encapsulated in these questions, and explores possible solutions.Situated at the intersection between theory and practice, the volume draws together several strands of interdisciplinar...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences
Size: 477 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 February 2019 onward  

Well-being, Sustainability and Social Development: The Netherlands 1850–2050

by Harry Lintsen

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics
Size: 572 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2019 onward  

Volcanic Unrest: From Science to Society (Advances in Volcanology)

by Joachim Gottsmann

This open access book summarizes the findings of the VUELCO project, a multi-disciplinary and cross-boundary research funded by the European Commission's 7th framework program. It comprises four broad topics:1.     The global significance of volcanic unrest2.     Geophysical and geochemical fingerprints of unrest and precursory activity3.     Magma dynamics leading to unrest phenomena4.     Bridging the gap between science and decision-makingVolcanic unrest is a complex multi-hazard phenomenon. The fact that unrest may, or may not lead to an imminent eruption contributes significant uncertainty to short-term volcanic hazard and risk assessment.  Although it is reasonable to assume that all eruptions are associated with precursory activity of some sort, the understanding of...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 313 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2019 onward  

Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Nuclear Risks: Prediction and Assessment Beyond the Fukushima Accident

by Katsuhiro Kamae

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Mathematics
Size: 177 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2019 onward  

Technological and Institutional Innovations for Marginalized Smallholders in Agricultural Development

by Franz W. Gatzweiler

The aim of the book is to present contributions in theory, policy and practice to the science and policy of sustainable intensification by means of technological and institutional innovations in agriculture. The research insights re from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The purpose of this book is to be a reference for students, scholars and practitioners inthe field of science and policy for understanding and identifying agricultural productivity growth potentials in marginalized areas....

Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Industries & Professions, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 435 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 February 2019 onward  

Knowledge and Networks (Knowledge and Space Book 11)

by Johannes Glückler and Emmanuel Lazega

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Genre: Business & Finance, Management & Leadership, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 386 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 February 2019 onward  

Freshwater Microplastics: Emerging Environmental Contaminants? (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry 58)

by Martin Wagner

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Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Sciences
Size: 303 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2019 onward  

Water Resource Systems Planning and Management: An Introduction to Methods, Models, and Applications

by Daniel P. Loucks

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license.This revised, updated textbook presents a systems approach to the planning, management, and operation of water resources infrastructure in the environment. Previously published in 2005 by UNESCO and Deltares (Delft Hydraulics at the time), this new edition, written again with contributions from Jery R. Stedinger, Jozef P. M. Dijkman, and Monique T. Villars, is aimed equally at students and professionals. It introduces readers to the concept of viewing issues involving water resources as a system of multiple interacting components and scales. It offers guidelines for initiating and carrying out water resource system planning and management projects. It introduces alternative optimization, simulation, and statistical methods useful for ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 624 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2019 onward  

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation (ISSI Scientific Report Series Book 15)

by Pierre-Philippe Mathieu

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.Over  the  past  decades,  rapid developments in digital and sensing technologies, such  as the Cloud, Web and Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the way we live and work. The digital transformation is revolutionizing our ability to monitor our planet and transforming the  way we access, process and exploit Earth Observation data from satellites.This book reviews these megatrends and their implications for the Earth Observation community as well as the wider data economy. It provides insight into new paradigms of Open Science and Innovation applied to space data, which are characterized by openness, access to large volume of complex data, wide availability of new community tools, new techniques for big data analy...

Genre: Computing, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 332 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2019 onward  

Advancing Energy Policy: Lessons on the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities

by Chris Foulds

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Genre: Business & Finance, Finance, Industries & Professions, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences, Nature & Ecology
Size: 193 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2019 onward  

Thinking Time Geography: Concepts, Methods and Applications (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

by Kajsa Ellegård

Time-geography is a mode of thinking that helps in the understanding of change in society, the wider context and ecological consequences of human actions. This book presents its assumptions, concepts and methods, and example  applications. The intellectual path of the Swedish geographer Torsten Hägerstrand is a key foundation for this book. His research contributions are shown in the context of the urbanization of Sweden, involvement in the emerging planning sector and empirical studies on Swedish emigration. Migration and innovation diffusion studies paved the way for prioritizing time and space dimensions and recognizing time and space as unity. From these insights time-geography grew. This book includes the ontological grounds and concepts as well as the specific notation system of ...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 172 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2019 onward  

Time Geography in the Global Context: An Anthology (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

by Kajsa Ellegård

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 192 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2019 onward  

Integrated Groundwater Management: Concepts, Approaches and Challenges

by Anthony J Jakeman

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 762 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 February 2019 onward  

High Mountain Conservation in a Changing World (Advances in Global Change Research Book 62)

by Jordi Catalan

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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environment, Nature & Ecology
Size: 413 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 February 2019 onward  

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