A World After an Asteroid Strike

Author: Alex Woolf

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406260915

Category: Asteroids

Page: 58

View: 334

Can you imagine what our lives would be like after a devastating asteroid strike? What effect would the resulting tsunami, storms, and dust cloud have? What would happen to the climate, wildlife, and our food supplies? This book traces the possible consequences of a global event on this scale, with ideas and evidence based on similar scenarios that are a part of fact and fiction.
An Asteroid Strike

Author: Alex Woolf

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406260960

Category: Asteroids

Page: 58

View: 809

Can you imagine what our lives would be like after a devastating asteroid strike? What effect would the resulting tsunami, storms, and dust cloud have? What would happen to the climate, wildlife, and our food supplies? This book traces the possible consequences of a global event on this scale, with ideas and evidence based on similar scenarios that are a part of fact and fiction.
Meteor

Author: Alex Woolf

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406280425

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 863

What is it like to witness a meteor? This book looks at the Chelyabinsk Meteor and other asteroid strikes, using first-hand accounts to describe events and people's experiences, providing multiple perspectives from eyewitnesses, survivors, the emergency services, scientists and the media.
Indian Defence Review

Author: Bharat Verma

Publisher: Lancer Publishers

ISBN: 9788170622147

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 156

Indian Defence Review (IDR) is India's best-known defense journal. Over the year the journal has attained the "most quoted" status by defense & security analysts worldwide. The journal offers an incisive analysis of defense and politico-security affairs focused on Asia. In addition to defense and security analyses, each issue includes regular feature sections on aerospace trends, naval affairs, and army force developments, including the latest arms transfers and news. Indian Defence Review, a quarterly journal, is read by almost all leading policy makers at senior bureaucratic, political and military levels. Time and again, the incisive analyses in the Indian Defence Review have helped form opinions and shape strategic responses on the subcontinent. As well as this new volume, Casemate is pleased to be able to offer back issues of this important publication. In this volume: 2011—2014: the danger from China • Article 370: The Untold Story • India As A Defense Manufacturing Hub • US Aerospace Industry And Aero India 2011 • Achieving Partnership And Growth • Modernization Of India's Military Aviation • India And The European Aerospace Industry • Israel And Aero India 2011 • Unmanned Vehicles And Modern Day Combat • Aerospace And Defense News • The Silent Use Of Hard Power • President Medvedev's Visit • Balancing Of Terror: Script Going Awry • The War Of 1962: Why The IAF Was Not Used • Central Police Organizations: Training For Anti-Maoist Operations • Career In The Military: Imperatives Of Attracting Right Material • Pakistan's 'Strategic Depth' In Afghanistan • Will Pakistan Implode? • If Pakistan Splinters... • The War Of 1962: Herderson Brooks-Bhagat Report • One Rank One Pension: An Obligation To Be Fulfilled • Trends In China's South Asia Policy Appraising Wen Jiabao's 2010 Visit • India's Role In The New World Order • Leaders And Managers For Armed Forces • The Making Of The Pakistani Bomb • Origin Of Cavalry In Indian Army And The Silladar System
Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World

Author: Brian G. Henning

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000026597

Category: Science

Page: 214

View: 242

This book examines from different perspectives the moral significance of non-human members of the biotic community and their omission from climate ethics literature. The complexity of life in an age of rapid climate change demands the development of moral frameworks that recognize and respect the dignity and agency of both human and non-human organisms. Despite decades of careful work in non-anthropocentric approaches to environmental ethics, recent anthologies on climate ethics have largely omitted non-anthropocentric approaches. This multidisciplinary volume of international scholars tackles this lacuna by presenting novel work on non-anthropocentric approaches to climate ethics. Written in an accessible style, the text incorporates sentiocentric, biocentric, and ecocentric perspectives on climate change. With diverse perspectives from both leading and emerging scholars of environmental ethics, geography, religious studies, conservation ecology, and environmental studies, this book will offer a valuable reading for students and scholars of these fields.
Is the End of the World Near?

Author: Ron Miller

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780761380474

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 123

At one time or another, just about everyone has talked about the end of the world. But what does this phrase really mean? Does it mean the end of the human race? The end of planet Earth? The end of our Sun and solar system? And if the world were to actually end, how and when would it happen? People have been asking these questions for thousands of years. Many religious prophets have predicted the end of the world. Science-fiction writers have created lots of end-of-the-world stories. Scientists, too, talk about natural events that could destroy human life or planet Earth. Some end-of-the-world events are dramatic. Imagine an asteroid slamming into Earth, creating a massive explosion. Other scenarios don't involve a single, catastrophic event. For example, global warming is changing the planet and threatening people, plants, and animals. It might not bring about the end of the world, but it might change life as we know it. In this book, we'll look at these scenarios and many more-everything from Mayan prophecy to nuclear disaster to the end of the universe. We'll find out which scenarios to ignore and which ones to really worry about.
The Promise of Melusine

Author: Stephen C. Graves

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781483648347

Category: Fiction

Page: 444

View: 186

In our galactic neighborhood, surveyors for the Federation of Intelligent Species determined that humans are a dangerous outlier race whose violent nature and rapidly developing technology will be destabilizing to their vast ancient culture. Following an established species extinction plan, FIS agents installed mass drivers to guide large asteroid missiles toward Earth. In The Swordfish Island Covenant French Huguenots who experienced persecution under Louis XIV agreed to burden their descendants with defending Earth over three hundred years in the future. The Promise of Melusine is the fulfillment of that agreement. Hidden from the FIS, from other humans, and ignorant of what is happening in them, the people of Swordfish Island gradually transform. A teenage girl is the key to their activation. Lida lives in a Los Angeles suburb. She must discover her heritage and survive to find her people. Still, even if she succeeds can a hundred thousand amplified human beings have any significant impact against a culture of ten million worlds and four million space faring alien species?
The Messenger

Author: Noah Daniel

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300849576

Category: Religion

Page: 188

View: 830

The Messenger is a fictional, spiritual story about a little boy who appears around the world after what is believed to be the End of Days, resulting from an asteroid strike that causes the greatest apocalyptic-like event since the biblical great flood. The boy, named Noah, shares his message of hope, unity, and love, while insightfully revealing our purpose here on earth, what happens when we die, and the evolution of humanity both spiritually and physically as those left behind move forward from this disaster the eliminated over half the world's population.
Asteroid Answers to Ancient Calendar Mysteries

Author: Herbert R. Stollorz

Publisher: Faith in Future Foundation

ISBN: 9781419674006

Category: Religion

Page: 362

View: 274

Ancient calendars found around the world are designed to end one point in time. They communicate an urgent warning to everyone alive today! Complex bronze and gold clocks with multiple dials are found in museums around the world. Why they have such advanced intricacy has stumped scientists for hundreds of years.This book reveals why the ancients built so many pyramids, observatories as well as those complex gold and bronze clocks with more than one dial. It surprised me greatly to discover that their various complex designs in one way or another converge on 21 December 2012. It amazes me that ancient cultures separated by thousands of miles of geography and thousands of years in chronology agree so precisely in the cyclical nature of time, history and prophecy, which is history written in advance. The most famous example is the Mayan-Aztec calendar, which ends its 25,626-year cycle on that momentous date. Some researchers have also found 21 December 2012 in what is called, the Bible Code. Using very different research methods, I discovered it in the Bible's book of Revelation and Daniel's prophecies. It is one of the most important dates in the plan of God for all humanity!
The Knowledge

Author: Lewis Dartnell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448137381

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 304

If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ‘A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I’ve read in a long time’ Independent ‘A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology’ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/