Renewable Energies And European Landscapes

Author: Marina Frolova
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9401798435
File Size: 36,75 MB
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This book provides timely, multidisciplinary cross-national comparison of the institutional and social processes through which renewable energy landscapes have emerged in Southern Europe. On the basis of case studies in these countries, it analyzes the way in which and the extent to which the development of renewable energies has affected landscape forms and whether or not it has contributed to a reformulation of landscape practices and values in these countries. Landscape is conceived broadly, as a material, social, political and historical process embedded into the local realm, going beyond aesthetic. The case studies analyze renewable energy landscapes in Southern Europe on different political and geographical scales and compare different types of renewable energy such as wind, hydro, solar and biomass power. The contributors are leading experts from Spain, France, Italy and Portugal. The book is intended for researchers, graduate students and professionals interested in geography, landscape and planning.

Oz Clarke My Top Wines For 2013

Author: Oz Clarke
Editor: Pavilion
ISBN: 1909108197
File Size: 42,91 MB
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Oz Clarke, Britain's favourite wine writer and broadcaster, is absolutely in tune with what wine drinkers want today - flavour, individuality, excellent value for money and wines that are readily available. Oz has tasted thousands of wines and selected his 250 Best Wines for 2013. Oz shows you how to find the flavours you want, from refreshing whites and fashionable rosés, through juicy, fruity gluggers to serious, spicy reds that are perfect partners for food. The guide includes sparkling wines, from Champagne to Prosecco and Cava and fizz from Australia, New Zealand and England, luscious pudding wines and ports and appetizing sherries. This new edition of Oz Clarke s phenomenally successful annual Wine Buying Guide also contains: a guide to wine flavours; wine finder by country and by producer; storing, serving and tasting; buying for the long term; and a directory of the UK's top retailers, from fine wine merchants to supermarkets and high street chains. My Top Wines for 2013 is the must-have shopping guide to make wine buying hassle-free. Oz's independent, enthusiastic and reliable recommendations will help you find the wines you want at the prices you want to pay, from £3.49 to £31.

Oz Clarke Pocket Wine Book 2013

Author: Oz Clarke
Editor: Pavilion
ISBN: 1909108154
File Size: 10,24 MB
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You cant hold all the wine information you need in your head, but with this handy guide you can be sure it is available whenever you want it. Indispensable as ever, Oz Clarkes now classicPocket Wine Bookis meticulously updated each year. This is the 21st edition and the book has more information, more recommendations, more facts, passion and opinion than any other comparable guide to wine. Organised in an easy-to-use A;Z format, the entries cover wines, producers, grapes and wine regions from all over the world.

Master The Gmat 2013

Author: Peterson's
Editor: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768937205
File Size: 67,23 MB
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Peterson's Master the GMAT 2013 offers complete prep for the GMAT, including tips on essay writing and a thorough analysis of the types of verbal and quantitative questions you can expect on the exam. This no-nonsense eBook includes everything you need to know about the NEW Integrated Reasoning section,along with 9 full-length practice tests (access to 3 computer-adaptive tests online), all with detailed answer explanations. Readers will gain top test-prep tips, a helpful review of all subject areas-reading comprehension, sentence correction, critical reasoning, problem solving, data sufficiency, and analytical writing. The Appendix provides additional valuable information: insightful articles on the value of a graduate-level business degree and choosing the right program for your career needs, resources for GMAT preparation, and a Word List to help boost your vocabulary for the GMAT.

Innovation And Development In Agricultural And Food Systems

Author: Jean-Marc Touzard
Editor: Quae
ISBN: 2759229602
File Size: 53,90 MB
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The book looks at innovation in agriculture and food systems against the backdrop of the great challenges facing humanity today. It does so by exploring the different dimensions of change and by focusing on the meaning accorded to innovation by these systems’ stakeholders. Innovation is apprehended in its cognitive, technical, organizational and institutional complexity. Methods and mechanisms to support innovative actors are examined, thus providing professionals, policymakers and civil society with useful and original orientations for action .

The Rough Guide To Languedoc Roussillon Travel Guide Ebook

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 0241314763
File Size: 68,85 MB
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The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon is the ultimate travel guide to this rich and rewarding region of France. Discover the highlights of both Languedoc and Roussillon with stunning photography, colour-coded maps, candid reviews and indispensable practical information. You'll find detailed advice on what to see and do - from visiting breathtaking hilltop villages and Cathar castles to lazing on dune-backed beaches and boating along the majestic Canal du Midi. There's comprehensive coverage of all the urban centres like Toulouse, Perpignan, Montpellier and Nîmes, and of course the medieval citadel of Carcassonne. Throughout the guide there are up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, shops, markets, cafés and restaurants, for budgets high and low, and insights into the region's traditions, culture and heritage. We'll lead the way to the best places to tuck into cassoulet, shuck oysters or taste renowned wines such as Picpoul de Pinet and Côtes du Roussillon. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Languedoc & Roussillon.

Parker S Wine Buyer S Guide 7th Edition

Author: Robert M. Parker
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439139970
File Size: 33,73 MB
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Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: "To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision." Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information. The latest edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the Los Angeles Times calls "the most powerful critic of any kind."

Hugh Johnson S Pocket Wine

Author: Hugh Johnson
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1845337360
File Size: 16,88 MB
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The original and best, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the ultimate compact guide. Now in its 36th edition, it is the UK's number one wine book for wine-lovers and professionals. It is the key reference for enthusiasts, investors and collectors and this year's edition boasts up-to-date news on more than 6,000 wines, growers, and regions, plus invaluable vintage information from experts around the world.A new colour supplement focuses on champagne and sparkling wines, while the 'If you like this, try this' section offers the reader alternative wines to try based on those they already drink. More than 200 of Johnson's favourites for 2013 are also included. A complementary app is also available from the Apple App Store.

Britannica Book Of The Year 2013

Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Editor: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
ISBN: 1625131038
File Size: 24,40 MB
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The Britannica Book of the Year 2013 provides a valuable viewpoint of the people and events that shaped the year and serves as a great reference source for the latest news on the ever changing populations, governments, and economies throughout the world. It is an accurate and comprehensive reference that you will reach for again and again.

A View From The Languedoc

Author: Angus Kennedy
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 148367147X
File Size: 24,24 MB
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In this second novel of the Out of Solitude trilogy, Australian wine writer, Andrew Johnston, is again staying in Europe, this time with his brother, Adrian, for both work and a holiday. He receives an extensive new project from his publisher that takes him through the premium wine producing regions of France, during which he meets up again with a number of his old acquaintances from both France and Dubrovnik. Among these is Niki Meneti and the chance meeting rekindles his old feelings for her. While their relationship develops, Andrew is again drawn into events and affairs which he finds curious and difficult to fathom, having to rely on his trust in Nikis judgement and his own faith in her to maintain his equanimity. While Andrews travels through Europe are superficially normal, the tendrils of Nikis world reach out to and entangle him at various stages, bringing with them complications that he is confident he can resolve but whether the opportunity to do so arises in time raises considerable uncertainties for his future.

The Eagle Owl

Author: Vincenzo Penteriani
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472900677
File Size: 44,80 MB
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The Eagle Owl is one of the biggest owls in the world and is considered the most eclectic in terms of habitat, nest site and diet. An undisputed top predator, it can prey on a range of mammals up to the size of foxes, and almost every species of bird, reptile, amphibian and fish, as well as a large spectrum of invertebrates. Surprisingly, it can also breed almost anywhere, laying its eggs on a variety of natural and artificial structures over an array of altitudes. Yet, despite being so adaptable, it is still a vulnerable species and has suffered widely from persecution as well as other threats including electrocution on power lines, decreasing prey availability, the effects of pesticides and pollutants, and habitat alteration. Vincenzo Penteriani and María del Mar Delgado have studied this fascinating bird extensively across its vast Eurasian range. In this book, they detail its remarkable ecology: distribution, breeding behaviour, foraging ecology, interspecific interactions, dispersal and conservation issues are all addressed, while the final two chapters provide a remarkable insight into vocal and visual communication. Scientists have long believed that owls and other crepuscular and nocturnal birds forgo the visual signals found in other avian species, but research on the Eagle Owl has indicated otherwise.

International Directory Of Arts 2014

Author: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co. Kg
Editor: K.G. Saur Verlag
ISBN: 9783110302165
File Size: 31,81 MB
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The 38th edition of International Directory of Arts (IDA) contains more about 150,000 addresses (including telephone and fax numbers, eMail and URL) from all over the world: Museums and Public Galleries Universities, Academies, Schools Associations Art and Antique Trade, Numismatics Art and Antiques Fairs Galleries Auctioneers Restorers Art Publishers Art Journals Antiquarians and Art Booksellers Within each chapter, addresses are arranged by country and within country, sections are set our alphabetically by city. Details of the specializations of museums, as well as the names of curators and senior academic museum staff are also included. The address contents were revised and updated for this edition following a questionnaire mailing. The revision also took into account numerous national and international reference works. The eBookPLUS format comprises the content and search criteria of the printed edition and its indices, facilitating complex searches.

Pieces And Parts In Scientific Texts

Author: Florence Bretelle-Establet
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319784676
File Size: 70,39 MB
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This book starts from a first general observation: there are very diverse ways to frame and convey scientific knowledge in texts. It then analyzes texts on mathematics, astronomy, medicine and life sciences, produced in various parts of the globe and in different time periods, and examines the reasons behind the segmentation of texts and the consequences of such textual divisions. How can historians and philosophers of science approach this diversity, and what is at stake in dealing with it? The book addresses these questions, adopting a specific approach to do so. In order to shed light on the diversity of organizational patterns and rhetorical strategies in scientific texts, and to question the rationale behind the choices made to present such texts in one particular way, it focuses on the issue of text segmentation, offering answers to questions such as: What was the meaning of segmenting texts into paragraphs, chapters, sections and clusters? Was segmentation used to delimit self-contained units, or to mark breaks in the physical appearance of a text in order to aid reading and memorizing, or to cope with the constraints of the material supports? How, in these different settings and in different texts, were pieces and parts made visible?

France A Journey

Author: Michael Clark
Editor: Grosvenor House Publishing
ISBN: 1839757566
File Size: 72,21 MB
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Discovering France’s spacious countryside, its villages, towns and cities – unfolding its history and creating lasting friendships. A personal commentary, journal, guide of journeys in France.

Huguenot Warrior

Author: Jack A. Clarke
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401717982
File Size: 80,12 MB
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The purpose of this book is to describe the Duke of Rohan's role as a political leader of the Huguenot party from 1621 to 1629 placing somewhat less emphasis on his military achievements. It makes no claim to biographical completeness. The narrative is based on con temporary books and pamphlets and on manuscripts in the Biblio theque nation ale, the British Museum, and the Public Record Office. Research was also done at the Newberry Library, the Library of Congress, and at the University of Wisconsin's Memorial Library, notably in its Montauban, Tank, and French Pamphlet collections. In the preparation of this book I have received advice and assistance from many people. Personal thanks are due to William P. Kaldis, Jack Ray Thomas, and Howard S. Miller for reading the manuscript and to my wife Anna for typing several drafts of it. Marguerite Chris tensen, reference librarian at the University of Wisconsin, helped me secure a number of rare volumes on interlibrary loan. I would also like to thank Cynthia Kaldis for translating a large number of diplo matic letters from Seventeenth century Latin.

The Rough Guide To France

Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409325385
File Size: 69,32 MB
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The Rough Guide to France is the ultimate travel guide to this varied and beautiful country. With clear, full-colour maps, stunning photographs and detailed coverage of all the best French attractions, this book is packed with essential and extensive practical advice on what to see and do. Find plenty of tips on exploring the country's remarkable landscapes, from the snowy slopes of the Alps and the watery plains of the Camargue to the vibrant metropolis of Paris and the glamour of the glitzy Côte d'Azur. There's plenty of authoritative and enlightening background information, too, covering subjects such as France's stormy history, the tastiest food to try and the finest wines to quaff. You can rely on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels, bars, restaurants and shops in France for all budgets. Reliable, informed and exceptionally good-looking, The Rough Guide to France is your vital travelling companion. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to France. Now available in ePub format.

The Megaliths Of Vera Island In The Southern Urals

Author: Stanislav Grigoriev
Editor: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1789692431
File Size: 22,17 MB
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The largest and brightest megalithic complex in Russia’s Ural Mountains is located on Vera Island, represented by three chambered megaliths and sanctuaries of the Eneolithic period (mid-4th - 3rd millennium BC). The oldest samples of stone sculpture in the Urals have been revealed within this complex.

On The Margins Of Crusading

Author: Professor Helen J Nicholson
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409482723
File Size: 43,89 MB
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Founded to support Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land and most famous for their support for crusading, the Military Religious Orders' activities and interests stretched far beyond the frontiers of Christendom. Representing some of the most recent advances in research, in this volume eleven scholars from Europe and North America explore important and hitherto under-researched aspects of the Orders' history, scrutinising their relations with the papacy, their organisational structure, their devotional practices, their fortresses and their presence in the localities of Western Europe. Particular attention is given to the Templars' trial of 1307-12 and the question of how the surviving Orders reorganised themselves after the loss of the kingdom of Jerusalem in 1291. The majority of the papers consider the leading Military Orders, the Hospitallers and Templars, but there are also studies of the Orders of Mountjoy and of St Lazarus, showing how they adapted their activities to local requirements. These studies reflect the vitality of current scholarship on the Military Religious Orders.

Cistercian Architecture And Medieval Society

Author: Maximilian Sternberg
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004251812
File Size: 30,39 MB
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In Cistercian Architecture and Medieval Society Max Sternberg offers an account of the social functions of the built environment in medieval monasticism, focusing in particular on the white order of the Languedoc in the 13th century.

Hospital Politics In Seventeenth Century France

Author: Dr Tim McHugh
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409479714
File Size: 27,68 MB
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The seventeenth century witnessed profound reforms in the way French cities administered poor relief and charitable health care. New hospitals were built to confine the able bodied and existing hospitals sheltering the sick poor contracted new medical staff and shifted their focus towards offering more medical services. Whilst these moves have often been regarded as a coherent state led policy, recent scholarship has begun to question this assumption, and pick-up on more localised concerns, and resistance to centrally imposed policies. This book engages with these concerns, to investigate the links between charitable health care, poor relief, religion, national politics and urban social order in seventeenth-century France. In so doing it revises our understanding of the roles played in these issues by the crown and social elites, arguing that central government's social policy was conservative and largely reactive to pressure from local elites. It suggests that Louis XIV's policy regarding the reform of poor relief and the creation of General Hospitals in each town and city, as enshrined in the edict of 1662, was largely driven by the religious concerns of the kingdom's devout and the financial fears of the Parisian elites that their city hospitals were overburdened. Only after the Sun King's reign did central government begin to take a proactive role in administering poor relief and health care, utilizing urban charitable institutions to further its own political goals. By reintegrating the social aspirations of urban elites into the history of French poor relief, this book shows how the key role they played in the reform of hospitals, inspired by a mix of religious, economic and social motivations. It concludes that the state could be a reluctant participant in reform, until pressured into action by assisting elite groups pursuing their own goals.