Author: A. A. Alvarez
Publisher: A. A. Alvarez Publishing
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
A provocative novel that challenges many of the common misconceptions about today's young immigrants. The story, rich in satire, evolves around the life of Carlos Rodriguez, a hopeful expatriate who sits down to write his memoirs hoping to find what he has been missing - a place in the world where he can feel at home. The book is told in first-person view and highlights the events that propelled him to immigrate to the United States, where he ended up overstaying the time allowed on his tourist visa. Join him in his exciting adventure as he confides in you, sharing his most precious memories about love, family, culture, religion, politics, education, and of course, immigration.
Author: Charles A. Wood
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1992-11-27
Volcanoes of North America capitalises on the vast body of volcano literature now available to present, in a single source, detailed information about volcanoes found in North America. It contains brief accounts, written by leading experts in volcanology, of over 250 volcanoes and volcanic fields formed during the last 5 million years. The volcanoes of the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada are described. The precise location of each volcano is given, and the volcano is classified by type. Information about composition and eruptive history is also included. Each narrative description is accompanied by a photograph, a map of each location, and an extremely helpful statement on how to reach each volcano. The entries are mostly written at a level understandable by lay readers, but technical terms are also used and a background in geology is advantageous. Volcanoes of North America will be a standard reference work for practising volcanologists, petrologists, and geochemists, and to some extent, geographers. In addition, the maps and the 'How to get there' sections make this a highly valuable book for anyone interested in natural history or fascinated by volcanoes.
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2005-10-26
The FreedomCAR and Fuel Partnership is a collaborative effort among the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Council for Automotive Research (USCAR), and five major energy companies to manage research that will enable the vision of "a clean and sustainable transportation energy future." It envisions a transition from more efficient internal combustion engines (ICEs), to advanced ICE hybrid electric vehicles, to enabling a private-sector decision by 2015 on hydrogen-fueled vehicle development. This report, which builds on an earlier NRC report, The Hydrogen Economy: Opportunities, Costs, Barriers, and R&D Needs, presents an evaluation of the Partnershipâ€™s research efforts on hydrogen-fueled transportation systems, and provides findings and recommendations about technical directions, strategies, funding, and management.
These proceedings give fundamental information on the collision mechanisms of ions and atoms at relatively high energies and on their highly excited atomic states. The information derived from such studies can often be applied in other fields such as material analysis, dosimetry, the study of the upper atmosphere and controlled fusion. Phenomena involving the classical ion-atom collision fields, impact parameter dependences, quasimolecular and electron correlation effects, coherence phenomena, the electron and photon spectroscopy of highly charged projectile and recoil ions, the loss and capture of electrons, molecular and solid state effects, and different aspects of instrumentation are all discussed in this volume.
Author: Michael Klossner
Release Date: 2006-01-12
Genre: Performing Arts
From the early days of the movies, "cavemen" have been a popular subject for filmmakers--not surprisingly, since the birth of cinema occurred only a few decades after the earliest scientific studies of prehistoric man. Filmmakers, however, were not constrained by the emerging science; instead they most often took a comedic look at prehistory, a trend that continued throughout the 20th century. Prehistoric humans also populated adventure-fantasy films, with the original One Million B.C. (1940) leading the charge. Documentaries were also made, but it was not until the 1970s that accurate film accounts of prehistoric humans finally emerged. This exhaustive work provides detailed accounts of 581 film and television productions that feature depictions of human prehistory. Included are dramas and comedies set in human prehistory; documentaries; and films and television shows in which prehistoric people somehow exist in historical periods--from the advent of civilization up to the present--or in extraterrestrial settings. Each entry includes full filmographic data, including year of release, running time, production personnel, cast information, and format. A description of each film provides background on the prehistoric elements. Contemporary critical commentary is included for many of the works.
Ice Peak è una minuscola cittadina di montagna che, ogni inverno, viene messa a dura prova dal cosiddetto “mese di pausa”, ovvero un periodo di giorni più o meno prolungato in cui le disastrose condizioni meteorologiche costringono la comunità ad un isolamento forzato dal resto del mondo. Gli abitanti del villaggio sono un gruppo unito, affiatato, ma alcune vecchie ruggini del passato torneranno improvvisamente alla ribalta, proprio all’inizio del temuto “mese di pausa”. Queste vecchie incomprensioni, unite ai misteriosi messaggi del fax del comune, unico vero appiglio al mondo esterno, getteranno la popolazione di Ice Peak nel panico...