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Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

Title Flood of Fire
Author Amitav Ghosh
Publisher
Release 2016-06-16
Category
Total Pages 624
ISBN 9780719569029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh

Title Flood of Fire
Author Amitav Ghosh
Publisher Picador
Release 2016-08-02
Category Fiction
Total Pages 624
ISBN 9781250094711
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It is 1839 and tension has been rapidly mounting between China and British India following the crackdown on opium smuggling by Beijing. With no resolution in sight, the colonial government declares war. One of the vessels requisitioned for the attack, the Hind, travels eastwards from Bengal to China, sailing into the midst of the First Opium War. The turbulent voyage brings together a diverse group of travellers, each with their own agenda to pursue. Among them is Kesri Singh, a sepoy in the East India Company who leads a company of Indian sepoys; Zachary Reid, an impoverished young sailor searching for his lost love, and Shireen Modi, a determined widow en route to China to reclaim her opium-trader husband s wealth and reputation. Flood of Fire follows a varied cast of characters from India to China, through the outbreak of the First Opium War and China s devastating defeat, to Britain s seizure of Hong Kong. Flood of Fire is a thrillingly realised and richly populated novel, imbued with a wealth of historical detail, suffused with the magic of place and plotted with verve. It is a beautiful novel in its own right, and a compelling conclusion to an epic and sweeping story it is nothing short of a masterpiece."

Drought Flood Fire by Chris C. Funk

Title Drought Flood Fire
Author Chris C. Funk
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release 2021-04-30
Category Science
Total Pages
ISBN 1108879624
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Every year, droughts, floods, and fires impact hundreds of millions of people and cause massive economic losses. Climate change is making these catastrophes more dangerous. Now. Not in the future: NOW. This book describes how and why climate change is already fomenting dire consequences, and will certainly make climate disasters worse in the near future. Chris C. Funk combines the latest science with compelling stories, providing a timely, accessible, and beautifully-written synopsis of this critical topic. The book describes our unique and fragile Earth system, and the negative impacts humans are having on our support systems. It then examines recent disasters, including heat waves, extreme precipitation, hurricanes, fires, El Niños and La Niñas, and their human consequences. By clearly describing the dangerous impacts that are already occurring, Funk provides a clarion call for social change, yet also conveys the beauty and wonder of our planet, and hope for our collective future.

Flood Insurance Study by United States. Federal Insurance Administration

Title Flood Insurance Study
Author United States. Federal Insurance Administration
Publisher
Release 1978
Category Flood forecasting
Total Pages 14
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh s Ibis Trilogy
Author Juan-José Martín-González
Publisher Springer Nature
Release 2021-06-23
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 167
ISBN 3030770567
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Transoceanic Perspectives in Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy studies Ghosh’s Sea of Poppies (2008), River of Smoke (2011) and Flood of Fire (2015) in relation to maritime criticism. Juan-José Martín-González draws upon the intersections between maritime criticism and postcolonial thought to provide, via an analysis of the Ibis trilogy, alternative insights into nationalism(s), cosmopolitanism and globalization. He shows that the Victorian age in its transoceanic dimension can be read as an era of proto-globalization that facilitates a materialist critique of the inequities of contemporary global neo-liberalism. The book argues that in order to maintain its critical sharpness, postcolonialism must re-direct its focus towards today’s most obvious legacy of nineteenth-century imperialism: capitalist globalization. Tracing the migrating characters who engage in transoceanic crossings through Victorian sea lanes in the Ibis trilogy, Martín-González explores how these dispossessed collectives made sense of their identities in the Victorian waterworlds and illustrates the political possibilities provided by the sea crossing and its fluid boundaries.

Disaster Management by S.C. Sharma

Title Disaster Management
Author S.C. Sharma
Publisher KHANNA PUBLISHING HOUSE
Release
Category Social Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9386173387
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book on “Disaster Management” deals with different types of disasters, their basic concepts, impacts, preparedness, capacity building, prevention, mitigation, response relief, hazards, vulnerability, and disaster prone areas in India. This book deals natural disasters like, earthquakes, floods, cyclones, avalanches, droughts, forest fires, volcanic eruptions, landslides, extreme temperatures etc. and also man-made disasters like, industrial accidents, fires, refugee situations, chemical and industrial hazards, nuclear radiation, major power breakdown, desertification etc. The book covers the syllabi of different Universities and model syllabus of AICTE

Fire Flood by Victoria Scott

Title Fire Flood
Author Victoria Scott
Publisher Scholastic Press
Release 2014
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 305
ISBN 9780545537469
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tella's brother Cody is sick and getting worse, so when she finds instructions on how to become a contender in the dangerous Brimstone Bleed race where she can win a cure for him, she jumps at the chance--but there is no guarantee that she will win, or even survive.

Flood Plain Management and Protection by Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Title Flood Plain Management and Protection
Author Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Publisher
Release 1975
Category Flood control
Total Pages 100
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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