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Papers from a conference, Against the Deluge: Storm Surge Barriers to Protect New York City, held in Brooklyn, New York, March 30-31, 2009. Conference sponsored by the Infrastructure Group of the Metropolitan Section of ASCE; Environmental Sciences Section of the New York Academy of Sciences; Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University. Publication sponsored by the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute of ASCE. This report contains 16 papers exploring the development of storm surge barriers to protect New York City and nearby New Jersey from the effects of a future deluge. Although the main focus is mitigating the effects of a hurricane, rising sea levels may require protection for the city from what are now minor surges. These papers form a foundation for the scientific and engineering research necessary to evaluate the barrier concept and explore options for its design and execution. Topics include: modeling, simulation, and estimated effects of wind and storm surges hydrologic feasibility regulatory issues ecological and climate issues geotechnical issues navigability and design concepts for barriers at the East River, Verrazano Narrows, Arthur Kill, and Outer Harbor Gateway This collection is must-reading for coastal engineers, navigation engineers, emergency planners, and government officials in the New York City area, as well as other vulnerable coastal areas.
There is two-sides to every coin... With the hotbed subject of White Fragility, we want to explore both sides to the issue of white / black race relations. Inside of these pages, you will find both healing and challenge towards discovering what your subconscious mind wants to reveal to and about you. If you, or someone you know, has questions and misunderstanding regarding race relations - and how you properly confront them.... This book is for you!!
Finn Ferral travels through the wilderness with his contingent of rebels, ever aware of the Slavers' spywings. But his capture takes him by surprise. He is taken to the Alien Citadel, where his huntsman powers are worthless and where no human stands a chance of survival.
He stands alone, his planet, Moros, destroyed by unknown forces. His one vow - to wreak a terrible vengeance on the sinister enemy.But Keill Randor, the Last Legionary, cannot conceive the evil force he will unleash in his crusade against the Warlord, the master of destruction, and his murderous army, the Deathwing.
It was a sight he had seen once before in reality, and a thousand times since in nightmare. A planet surrounded by a glowing, pulsating, golden nimbus of lethal radiation...Co ninuing his search for the evil Galactic Warlord, Keill Randor, the Last Legionary, joins a rebellion on the Cluster and meets a powerful mutant who may be part of Deathwing, the Warlord's deadly army.Keill and Glr, his alien friend, must fight this enemy and escape the lethal forces ranged against them. But can they also save the planet Veynaa from total annihilation?
Keill Randor, the Last Legionary, and his alien companion, Glr, set course for the uninhabited planet of Rilyn in the Jitrell Federation to investigate the sinister activities of the Overseers' deadly enemy, the Warlord, and his agents the Deathwing.Amongst these strange and deadly life-forms on Rilyn, Keill encounters the grotesque, golden figure of the Altern, "e;The One"e;, leader of the Deathwing. In a thrilling climax, Keill must not only pit his wits against the concerted forces of the Deathwing band of warrior clones but also defend himself and Glr from the savage futy of the elements as the murderous Starwind begins to blow.
Keill Randor, the Last Legionary of the planet Moros, and his alien companion, Glr, finally end their search for the evil that threatens the galaxy when they come face to face with the true horror of the Galactic Warlord. But even their combined power may not be enough to smash the Deathwing army and save the galaxy from destruction.
Keill Randor, at the plateau of years between childhood and manhood, faces the Ordeal. As a symbol of the hardships and struggles to come in the years ahead, the Ordeal requires him to travel, unarmed and unequipped, through som eof the roughest terrain on the harsh planet of Moros. He has to pass this test to enter advanced training with the Young Legionaries.Keill has been told that, during the two-day Ordeal, he will face the most deadly danger known to Legionaries - but what form it will take he cannot guess. Throughout the trek, Keill encounters vicious, merciless creatures of that wild region, But he learns - through the Ordeal and his subsequent training as a Young Legionary - that deadly dangers can come from within himself as from without.