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Common Errors In English

Companion Encyclopedia of Geography

This encyclopedia sprung from a meeting in 1990 between Jonathan Price, then at
Routledge, and Ian Douglas. Ian invited us to form an editorial team and we
immediately set to work planning the structure of the volume. Routledge gave us
carte blanche to express a personal view of geography. We decided to present the
view that geography is, and at root always has been (despite excursions into spatial
science and other exotic themas), about the interdependence of people and their
environment, and about the evolving intercourse between humans and their

Computer Programming for Teens

Cosmic Invaders of the Earth

Asteroids, comets, and meteorites have been objects of fascination,
speculation, and fear for most of recorded human history. Early peoples thought that fiery streaks in the sky were omens of ill fortune
and sought refuge from their evil powers. Impacts of comets and meteorites
with Earth are now recognized as the main cause for several periods of mass
extinction on the planet, including termination of the dinosaurs 66 million
years ago. Comets and meteorites may also have brought much of the water,

Creating A Successful CV

We live in an age in which we are all increasingly responsible for the development of our
own careers. In the changing world of work, our CV is our passport to new opportunities,
and consequently it is the most important career document we ever produce. There is no
"right way" to create a perfect CV – we are all individuals and our CVs will all be different.
Creating a Successful CV helps you to identify your uniqueness and guides you through
planning, creating, and using your CV. It will cause you to think about your attributes as

Creative Urban Regions

Knowledge has always played an important role in the creation of wealth and has been at the core of 
city development since the dawn of civilization. It is only recently, however, that knowledge has been 
recognized as a primary factor driving city development (Greenfield with Knight, 1966; Knight, 1973a, 
1973b; Stanback and Knight, 1970, 1976; Knight, 1976, Gappert & Knight 1982; Knight 1986; Knight 
& Gappert 1989). Moreover, it is only recently that cities have been viewed as knowledge centers, 

Creep and fracture of Ice

Ice creeps when loaded slowly and fractures when loaded rapidly. This book is the
first complete account of the physics of the creep and fracture of ice, and their
interconnectivity. It investigates the deformation of low-pressure ice, which serves
as the basis for the study of a variety of natural phenomena – glaciers, polar ice
sheets, floating ice covers and the uppermost region of icy moons of the outer Solar
The central argument of the book focuses on the structure of ice and its defects,

Critical Geopolitics

Crystallography Made Crystal Clear

The first edition of this book was hardly off the press before I was kicking 
myself for missing some good bets on how to make the book more helpful to 
more people. I am thankful that heartening acceptance and wide use of the first 
edition gave me another crack at it, even before much of the material started to 
show its age. In this new edition, I have updated the first eight chapters in a 
few spots and cleaned up a few mistakes, but otherwise those chapters, the soul 
of this book's argument, are little changed. I have expanded and modernized 

CSS3 for Web Designers

Websites are not the same as pictures of websites. When one 
person designs in Photoshop and another converts the design 
to markup and CSS, the coder must make guesses and assumptions about what the designer intended. This interpretive 
process is never without friction—unless the coder is Dan 
Cederholm. When Dan codes other people’s designs, he gets 
everything right, including the parts the designer got wrong. 
For instance, Dan inevitably translates a designer’s fixed 
Photoshop dimensions into code that is flexible, accessible, 

Cultural Geography

Cultural geography is an exciting, lively and diverse field, the energy and vitality
of which is indicated by our decision to pluralise the term in this editorial preface.
Cultural geographies, as currently practised, are now much wider in scope than
developments within a single branch of human geography. As the essays that follow
make clear, cultural geographers now routinely engage with complex but important
questions about social processes such as identity formation, the construction of

Custodians of Place

This book might carry the alternate title, Against Single-Mindedness.Our projectwas borninpart of our frustrationwiththe instinct

that we perceived, among both scholars and popular observers, to

reduce local government policymaking—particularly with respect

to urban growth—to a set of heuristics or rules of thumb. Discussion of cities has not lacked for metaphors and simple story lines.

In the 1960s and 1970s, cities were in crisis, in a race with time,


The history of Dacia, the powerful and rich ancient land that is now Romania, 
is little known, especially that of the period of 500 B.C. to A.D. 500. Yet, this 
kingdom was once the cornerstone of Eastern Europe. The historic changes, 
wars, economy, and traditions of this Transylvanian land permeate the geopolitics of today’s Balkan countries. Thus, to understand what is happening 
today in modern Eastern Europe, we need to understand the history of this 
As a Romanian whose roots go back to Dacian times, I have undertaken 

Dark Energy — Theory and Observations

Perhaps the first recognition that the matter composing the universe may be different from the one we touch and experience every day has been put in writing
by early Greek philosophers and by Aristotle in particular. In his work On the
Heavens, Aristotle argues that the nature and movement of the stars and planets
is so fundamentally different from Earth-like elements that a new substance is
required, a “bodily substance other than the formations we know, prior to them
all and more divine than they.”1 Later on this cosmic element came to be called

Data Analysis of Gravitational Waves

The research in the field of gravitational wave physics started after its
formulation by Einstein (1916) as propagating gravitational disturbance
described by the linearized field limit of his General Theory of Relativity (GR) but has received serious impetus toward its detection after
the announcement of its detection by Weber in 1969 using aluminium
bar detectors. This field has now emerged and established itself with
General Relativity, astrophysics and numerical analysis as its equally

Databases Demystified

Thirty years ago, databases were found only in special research laboratories where
computer scientists struggled with ways to make them efficient and useful, and published their findings in countless research papers. Today databases are a ubiquitous
part of the information technology (IT) industry and business in general. We directly
and indirectly use databases every day—banking transactions, travel reservations,
employment relationships, web site searches, purchases, and most other transactions are recorded in and served by databases.

Deep Water Corel Reefs

Biology has proven to be an inescapable and intimate part of natural sub-seafloor
processes, often being the sole visible manifestation of fluid migration. Wherever gases
and liquids emerge through or onto the seafloor, there may be a dramatic effect,
especially on the composition of the local fauna. Although this book deals with the
deep-water (or cold-water) coral reefs of our planet, my favourite subject over nearly
30 years, that of natural underground fluid migration processes, also permeates the

Deforesting the Earth

The thinning, changing, and elimination of forests—deforestation, no 
less—is not a recent phenomenon; it is as old as the human occupation of the 
earth and one of the key processes in the history of our transformation of its 
surface. More than 40 years ago H. Clifford Darby suggested that “probably 
the most important single factor that has changed the European landscape 
(and many other landscapes also) is the clearing of the woodland,” and he 
may well have been right.1 Indeed, perhaps more of the earth’s surface has 

Descriptionary 4th ed.

Welcome to the expanded and updated Descriptionary. This fourth edition includes 
some extremely interesting and useful new categories, such as Anthropology and 
Archaeology, Brain, Chemistry, Dinosaurs, Evolution, Fishing, Gems, Jewelry, Prison 
Slang, Rocks and Gems, Sleep, Surfing, and Torture and Punishment, to name a few. 
It has also greatly broadened its lists of terms related to farming, finance, geology, 
Internet, meteorology, occult, psychology, and politics, among others.