Download or read book Responding to the Threat of Sea Level Rise written by National Academy of Engineering and published by National Academies Press. This book was released on 2017-09-07 with total page 44 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The future rate and extent of sea level rise are highly uncertain, and responses to higher water levels will need to reflect this uncertainty. Sea level rise was a major topic of the annual meeting of the National Academy of Engineering on October 9â€"10, 2016, and the second day featured a forum on adaptation to it. This summary of the forum, which also incorporates material from Robert J. Nicholls' plenary presentation, outlines a rich and challenging set of problems for engineers, scientists, and those who work with them.
Download or read book The Iranian Sea Air Missile Threat to Gulf Shipping written by Anthony H. Cordesman and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-03-12 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The buildup of Iran’s naval, air, and missile capabilities poses a wide range of threats to maritime traffic into and outside of the Gulf.
Download or read book Lost to the Sea Britain s Vanished Coastal Communities The Yorkshire Coast Holderness written by Stephen Wade and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2017-07-30 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once there was a Roman settlement on what is now Filey Brig. In Holderness, a prosperous town called Ravenser saw kings and princes on its soil, and its progress threatened the good people of Grimsby. But the Romans and the Ravenser folk are long gone, as are their streets and buildings sunk beneath the hungry waves of what was once the German Ocean.Lost to the Sea: The Yorkshire Coast & Holderness tells the story of the small towns and villages that were swallowed up by the North Sea. Old maps show an alarming number of such places that no longer exist. Over the centuries, since prehistoric times, people who settled along this stretch have faced the constant and unstoppable hunger of the waves, as the Yorkshire coastline has gradually been eaten away. County directories of a century ago lament the loss of communities once included in their listings; cliffs once seeming so strong have steadily crumbled into the water. In the midst of this, people have tried to live and prosper through work and play, always aware that their great enemy, the relentless sea, is facing them. As the East Coast has lost land, the mud flats around parts of Spurn, at the mouth of the Humber, have grown. Stephen Wades book tells the history of that vast land of Holderness as well, which the poet Philip Larkin called the end of land.
Download or read book Biodiversity Under Threat written by R E Hester and published by Royal Society of Chemistry. This book was released on 2007-10-31 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is much public concern about threats to global biodiversity. Industrial pollution, changes in agricultural practices and climate change, are all having a direct impact on biodiversity. In this book the Editors provide a broad view of the many pressures imposed by human-induced changes and the many threats to global biodiversity and of the policy responses required to combat them. This excellent text includes the work of some 44 authors and offers a solid description of the current understanding of threats to biodiversity with a range of illustrative examples - a valuable point of reference for ecologists, environmental scientists, and students as well as, policymakers and all other environmental professionals.
Download or read book The Soviet Naval Threat To Europe written by Bruce W. Watson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-01-09 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Originally published in 1989. Given the events of 1987 and 1988-the death of Admiral Sergei G. Gorshkov, who had served as Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Navy from 1956 to 1985 and was so influencial in the development of the current Soviet Navy, the Soviet policy of glasnost', the U .S.-Soviet arms negotiations, Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev's visit to Washington, President Ronald Reagan's visit to Moscow, and the treaty concerning intermediate-range nuclear weapons- a study of the Soviet naval threat to Europe is particularly timely. This study begins by examining Soviet military and naval strategy, which provides a view of how the Soviets intend to use their forces. Then the book explore Soviet naval capabilities and operations, because a full understanding of Soviet naval power provides an understanding of the isolation that Europeans often feel. In the fourth and fifth sections of the book we examine the threat to northern and southern Europe.
Download or read book Threat Assessment Military Strategy and Operational Requirements written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 954 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Sea Otters and Polar Bears written by Randall W. Davis and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on with total page 363 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sea otters and polar bears are carnivorous marine mammals that still resemble their terrestrial ancestors. Compared with Cetacea (whales and dolphins), Sirenia (dugongs and manatees), and Pinnipedia (seals, sea lions, and walrus), they are less adapted for an aquatic life and the most recently evolved among marine mammals. Sea otters are amphibious but seldom come ashore, and polar bears primarily occur on sea ice or along the shore. When at sea, both species spend most of their time swimming at the surface or making short, shallow dives when foraging or pursuing prey. Indeed, polar bears rarely pursue seals in water. Nevertheless, polar bears are powerful swimmers and will stalk seals from the water. As with many other large carnivores, they are solitary hunters. Although sea otters are gregarious and form aggregations at sea called rafts, they are primarily asocial. Except during mating, the principal interaction among sea otters occurs between a female and offspring during the six-month dependency period. In large carnivores (e.g., wolves and lions) that feed on ungulates, sociality and cooperation are favored because of the need to capture large prey and defend carcasses. Polar bears, which are the largest terrestrial carnivore, are solitary hunters of seals and are neither gregarious nor social. Males and females briefly associate during courtship and mating. During this time, males aggressively compete for females. At other times, males generally avoid each other except for aggregations of males that form while summering on land, and females with cubs avoid males, which are known for infanticide. As with sea otters, the interaction of polar bears outside of mating occurs between a female and her offspring during the 2-3 year dependency period. This interaction is critically important when altricial cubs are born in the winter den. This book provides new insight into the ethology and behavioral ecology of sea otters and polar bears. Each chapter reviews the discoveries of previous studies and integrates recent research using new techniques and technology. The authors also address historic and current anthropogenic challenges for their survival as climate change alters entire marine ecosystems.
Download or read book Islamic State Practices International Law and the Threat from Terrorism written by Javaid Rehman and published by Hart Publishing. This book was released on 2005-06-07 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this original and incisive study, the author investigates the relationship between Islamic law, States practices and International terrorism.
Download or read book Ten Years After 9 11 Rethinking the Jihadist Threat written by Arabinda Acharya and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 207 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ten years after the 9/11 attacks this book reassesses the effectiveness of the "War on Terror", considers how al-Qaeda and other jihadist movements are faring, explores the impact of wider developments in the Islamic world such as the Arab Spring, and discusses whether all this suggests that a new approach to containing international, especially jihadist, terrorism is needed. Among the book’s many richly argued conclusions are that the "War on Terror" and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have brutalised the United States; that the jihadist threat is not one, but rather a wide range of separate, unconnected struggles; and that al-Qaeda’s ideology contains the seeds of its own destruction, in that although many Muslims are content to see the United States worsted, they do not approve of al-Qaeda’s violence and are not taken in by the jihadists’ empty promises of utopia.
Download or read book Investigating the Chinese Threat written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Sea Devil s Eye written by Mel Odom and published by Wizards of the Coast. This book was released on 2012-09-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Iakhovas has caused more destruction than any force since the Time of Troubles, but his true objective has been a mystery . . . until now. When a young sailor's journey is complete, an aging bard's final song is sung, and a malenti priestess faces her most challenging test, the Threat from the Sea concludes in an explosive climax that will set all of Faerûn reeling.
Download or read book Report of the Underseas Warfare Advisory Panel to the Subcommittee on Military Applications written by United States. Congress. Joint Committee on Atomic Energy. Subcommittee on Military Applications and published by . This book was released on 1958 with total page 22 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Uncertainty Threat and International Security written by Ivan Savic and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-04-21 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The rise of China is changing the strategic landscape globally and regionally. How states respond to potential threats posed by this new power arrangement will be crucial to international relations for the coming decades. This book builds on existing realist and rationalist concepts of balancing, bandwagoning, commitment problems, and asymmetric information to craft explanations about how states respond when faced with potential threats. Specifically, the book explores the role different types of uncertainty play in potential balancing situations. Particular focus is given to the nature of the rising state’s actions, the balance of forces, and the value of delay. These concepts are analysed and illustrated through a series of case studies on Europe in the 1930s as well as the present-day Southeast Asia, looking at great powers such as Britain and France, but also a wide range of smaller powers including Poland, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Download or read book The Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region written by Dennis Rumley and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-03-31 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2007, this book focuses on the security of sea lanes of communication. It was a joint publication between the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) and the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is an important book for three particular reasons. First, it takes a step forward in identifying key policy themes that can be applied to interstate cooperation around the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Second, the particular theme discussed is not only central to the economic well-being of Indian Ocean countries, but also to many of the world’s most important trading states, and finally the various discussions within the book raise a host of issues to which regional as well as non-regional policy-makers should give serious consideration.
Download or read book Threat Assessment Military Strategy and Defense Planning written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services and published by . This book was released on 1992 with total page 538 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Changing Threat Perceptions and Military Doctrines written by Laszlo Valki and published by Springer. This book was released on 1992-06-18 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Owing to the revolutionary changes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, the threat perceptions of the East and West have vanished. The contributors to this volume report this social process and try to identify some of the new threat perceptions which will arise.