impacts and responses

Author: Arnold John Grayson,Great Britain. Forestry Commission

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 46

View: 9345

This Bulletin chronicles the meteorological events of the Oct. 16, 1987 storm that struck Southeast England, and records the nature and scale of damage and the administrative action taken.
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Author: Bob Ogley

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 200

View: 706

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Landscape, Legacy and Loss - the Great Storm Of 1987

Author: Tamsin Treverton Jones

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781473657014


Page: 272

View: 4016

Trees are part of the British psyche. We care if just one tree is cut down unnecessarily. So what happens when 15 million are blown down in one night? Part travelogue, part memoir, part celebration of nature's ability to heal itself, Windblown is as rich in character and story-telling as the rings of an ancient oak. 'Windblown is a marvellously original mixture of reportage and memoir, holding a memorable event in recent history up to the light and making sense of it' Bel Mooney 'A wonderful read' Michael Fish 'Vivid ... thoroughly researched and informative' TLS 'This eloquently written account shows that the Great Storm was a wake-up call, providing a wealth of information that helps us manage our treescape today.' Tony Kirkham, Head of the Kew Gardens Arboretum
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Britain's Wildest Weather

Author: Paul Hudson,Michael Fish,Ian McCaskill

Publisher: Great Northern

ISBN: 9781905080328

Category: Meteorology

Page: 160

View: 9319

Storms are the most eye-catching of all types of weather and often hit the headlines. This book provides coverage of the October 1987 hurricane that Michael Fish famously failed to predict. It contains human stories recalling the appalling havoc wrought along England's East Coast in January 1953.
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Author: Laura Whitaker,Whitaker's

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472903056

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 8642

With extracts taken from the extensive Whitaker's archive, Whitaker's Britain provides a unique historical perspective of the last 150 years, featuring remarkable anecdotes, facts and figures from the extraordinary Whitaker's Almanack archive.
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Author: Barbara Vesey

Publisher: Travel Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9781902007434

Category: England

Page: 844

View: 6144

An easy to use travel guide noted for its wealth of interesting geographical and historical information and by its concentration on the more secluded and less well-known visitor attractions and places to eat and stay, while, of course, covering the more established places of interest. Includes line drawings of each place, addresses and telephone numbers .
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Author: Stanley Cohen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136807047

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 731

'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.
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the future of disaster risk

Author: Alcira Kreimer,Margaret Arnold,Anne Carlin

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821354971

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 299

View: 4030

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Author: Andrew Self

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140819404X

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 1952

The first comprehensive avifauna for the London area ever published covering the status, distribution and history of every species on the regional list in rich detail.
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Author: Andy Gregory

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781857431612

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 594

View: 4078

TheInternational Who's Who in Popular Music 2002offers comprehensive biographical information covering the leading names on all aspects of popular music. It brings together the prominent names in pop music as well as the many emerging personalities in the industry, providing full biographical details on pop, rock, folk, jazz, dance, world and country artists. Over 5,000 biographical entries include major career details, concerts, recordings and compositions, honors and contact addresses. Wherever possible, information is obtained directly from the entrants to ensure accuracy and reliability. Appendices include details of record companies, management companies, agents and promoters. The reference also details publishers, festivals and events and other organizations involved with music.
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Author: James Tallett

Publisher: Deepwood Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 1788

The Four Part Land simmers with discontent, as old rivalries and ancient grudges bubble to the surface. The great kingdoms plot and scheme against one another, looking to use treachery to gain an advantage in the upcoming conflict. Some will succeed, and some will fail, but each kingdom dares against all comers. Into this cauldron of malice is thrust a young mage named Tarranau. Exiled from his home, ripped from his friends and family, he is forced to undertake a perilous journey across The Four Part Land, in answer to a goal he does not yet understand. Along the way he finds unexpected friends and implacable enemies, and has his eyes opened to a world more sinister than any he had imagined. Created on a massive scale, Tarranau is a sweeping fantasy of a new land – a stunning adventure by a mesmerizing new voice. Other books by James: The Four Part Land: Tarranau Chloddio Breaking an Empire A Desert of Fire and Glass Splintered Lands: Splintered Lands: Through Fire Forged Splintered Lands: All Good Things... Splintered Lands: Vagabonds and Swine (as Editor) Novellas: Bloodaxe Wolven Kindred Lands of a Distant Truth Anthologies (as Editor): Ancient New Ruined Cities The Ways of Magic The Death God's Chosen
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