What is the world's tallest waterfall? How do dams help generate water power? What happens when a waterwheel spins? This series explores the causes and effects that shape our world. From the underwater volcanoes that sprout into islands, to the rushing waterfalls that spark electric currents, this series demonstrates how both natural and man-made phenomena occur.
Thicker than Water is the story of a little girl's journey from an eastern Kentucky farm to motherhood in the heart of Texas. Raised in a big family, number six of seven children, she learns to face her fears and finds a place in her hardworking family. Determined not to disappoint her daddy, she develops a plan for coping with the farm animals, the dark, and the things that lurked beyond. Being a crybaby was not an option. Her plan became an attitude that worked well through childhood, marriage, motherhood, and loss. But when it came to the ever lurking possibility of diabetes, the coping mechanism became a "copping out" mechanism. Even the diagnosis of gestational diabetes before the birth of her third son was not enough to deter an "I'll just worry about that later" attitude. Overcoming bad habits was slow and painful. Damage was done in efforts to lose weight and control her disease. After years of struggle, she finds success by realizing who she is in Christ and learning that she could go to her Heavenly Father with anything. She finally discovers asking for help does not equate to being weak or being a crybaby. Through her weakness, she becomes strong.
Water Engineering with the Spreadsheet: A Workbook for Water Resources Calculations Using Excel presents more than 90 problems, from easy to difficult, in the areas of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, and stormwater management. The accompanying unlocked spreadsheets are used to solve the problems and provide hands-on experience with Excel. Ashok Pandit, Ph.D., P.E., has been employing spreadsheets in the classroom and in practice for more than 20 years. Used as a supplement to undergraduate and graduate texts and lectures, Pandit's book will help students gain a solid foundation in using spreadsheets for applications in water engineering. Topics include: force calculations under static and dynamic conditions, pipe design, and pipe network analysis; open channel flow; normal and critical depth calculations; channel designs and transitions; lake evaporation; unit hydrographs and S-hydrographs; convolution and deconvolution; reservoir and channel routing; and analysis and design of stormwater management systems for land development, including retention/detention basins and storm sewers. Pandit provides background information, helpful hints, assumptions, equations to be used, solutions, and a what-if analysis to provide an in-depth examination of the problem. Advanced features of Excel spreadsheets, such as Goal Seek, Circulation Cells, and Trendlines, are explored. Students will find this book an excellent preparation for the fundamentals of engineering or professional engineering exams. Practitioners may also find this a convenient collection of ready-to-use spreadsheets for a professional practice.
Tenenbaum's Dynamics covers the full range of topics included in a complete basic course designed for undergraduate students in engineering. Requiring no more than a basic course in calculus, the text employs an intuitive approach, from the point of view of Newtonian mechanics, that avoids the complications of Hamiltonian and Lagrangian formalism. The balance between analysis and practical examples also avoids the tendency of other engineering-oriented texts to assume an antipathy towards abstract thinking among engineers. The analytical approach, presented in a simple but rigorous way, gives the required tools for modeling novel practical situations. The English edition is based on the highly acclaimed Portuguese textbook.
Water Services Management and Governance focuses on water services (water supply, wastewater services) and deals with connections between water resources and services and water resources. It covers water supply mainly in urban communities, sanitation and pollution control and water resources and their linkages to water services.
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