Search Results for flood-of-fire

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.

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848545182

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 145

DOWNLOAD & READ
The thrilling climax to the Ibis trilogy that began with the phenomenal Booker-shortlisted Sea of Poppies. 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.
2015-05-28 By Amitav Ghosh

A Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction Book of the Year A Guardian Best Book of the Year A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy from Amitav Ghosh, Flood of Fire.

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250094712

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

View: 269

DOWNLOAD & READ
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."
2016-08-02 By Amitav Ghosh

According to EM-DAT, in 2015–2019, severe storms (including cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes), floods, and landslides have affected some 405 million people, resulting in more ... 15 These results are based on 134 / Drought, Flood, Fire.

Author: Chris C. Funk

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108879620

Category: Science

Page:

View: 153

DOWNLOAD & READ
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.
2021-04-30 By Chris C. Funk

And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place? Victoria Scott's breathtaking novel grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go.

Author: Victoria Scott

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780545537476

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 766

DOWNLOAD & READ
A pulse-pounding thrill ride, where a teen girl must participate in a breathtaking race to save her brother's life--and her own. Time is slipping away. . . . Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to the middle of nowhere for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying--and she's helpless to change anything. Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race. The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place? Victoria Scott's breathtaking novel grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go.
2014-02-25 By Victoria Scott

Fire Prairie Creek is also a recognized flooding source . However , during high floods much of its flow as it enters the west corporate limits is diverted to the flood plains of the Missouri River due to the railroad bridge construction ...

Author: United States. Federal Insurance Administration

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D03407045I

Category: Flood forecasting

Page: 14

View: 943

DOWNLOAD & READ

... I The EIS / EIR frequently mentions the risks of extinction from low frequency , large events , e.g. , flood and fire . ... 5.1-2 , EIS / EIR ) , occasional floods , forest fires , and drought help create a “ ... mosaic of patchy ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039333778

Category:

Page:

View: 812

DOWNLOAD & READ
2010 By

Be sure to check out all the books in this complete finished series! If paranormal and urban fantasy stories are your thing, we've got you covered with this complete series! Love the first book? There are more books in this complete series!

Author: Demitria Lunetta

Publisher: Little Fish Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 212

View: 796

DOWNLOAD & READ
Enjoy the first book in the MYTHVERSE series, a young adult urban fantasy adventure, for FREE! From the authors of the DOWN & DIRTY SUPERNATURAL CLEANING SERVICES and POWERS OF THE ZODIAC paranormal series. At Mount Olympus Academy, a little learning is a dangerous thing... Revenge. That's why I decided to join the assassination class at Mount Olympus Academy. A monster killed my father and grandmother - and I'm going to make them pay. But first I have to learn how--and that's going to be another story. I'm Edie. Once I was just a normal girl with asthma and a bad back. Now, though, I'm at a school taught by Greek gods. My classmates are vampires, witches, and shifters. We're all training to fight in the war between the gods and monsters. There's also...Val. He's a vampire, but he's different from the others. Plus, he's got secrets too. I get secrets, and I've got my own stories to tell. The wings that sprout from my back were hidden from me my entire life. I also sometimes breathe fire. But no one - including me - can figure out what I fully shift into. Honestly...a part of me doesn't want to know. But if I'm going to avenge my family, I need to figure it out before I flunk out. Fire & Flood is the first story in the Mythverse, a young adult magic academy fantasy series with non-stop action. It contains a spunky heroine, one best friend with the gift of sight...to see tomorrow's lunch menu, a mean-girl vampire roommate with a carnivorous plant, and a meet-cute with her roommate's hot twin brother that almost kills them both. Be sure to check out all the books in this complete finished series! If paranormal and urban fantasy stories are your thing, we've got you covered with this complete series! Love the first book? There are more books in this complete series! Percy Jackson meets Vampire Academy in this fun new ebook! Classes start now - Enroll with Edie in the assassination class! Enjoy the series starter for FREE! Want Mythverse book 2 for half off? Use code P6MRKCWBCQ1VG when purchasing Pillage & Plague, the next book in the series! Keywords: Free, Free books, free book, free ebook, vampire academy, shifter, supernatural, paranormal romance, paranormal romance series, paranormal mystery, paranormal series, paranormal thriller, fantasy series, fae, fae books, vampire, werewolf, paranormal, shifter romance, shifter romance series, vampire romance, paranormal books, vampire series, vampire books, ya paranormal romance, wolf shifter, ya paranormal romance books, supernatural romance, supernatural romance series, urban, supernatural series, dragon shifter, wolf shifter romance, ya paranormal, shifter romance books, urban fantasy adventure, urban fantasy series, supernatural academy, free ya, free uf, ya paranormal academy, new urban fiction, supernatural books, shifters, paranormal, best vampire series, best vampire romance, shifter romance novels, dark paranormal romance, mythology, Greek mythology, Greek myths, magic academy, academy, Mount Olympus academy, books for free, complete series, finished series, god, goddess, gods, goddesses, greek gods, greek goddesses, greek god, greek goddess, monster, monsters, Greek myth, greek myths, greek mythology, roman mythology, roman myth, roman myths Similar Authors: Jaymin Eve, Sofia Daniel, Jen L. Grey, Simone Leigh Martin, G. Bailey, Regan Rosewood, Marisa Claire, Lexi C. Foss, Meg Xumai X, Debbie Cassidy, May Dawson, Wendi L. Wilson, Michelle Maddow, Rachel Jonas, Sadi Moss, Shannon Mayer, Bella Forest, Rick Riordan, Richelle Mead, P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Tracy Wolff, Brandon Mull, Elisa S. Amore, Kiera Legend, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
2019-08-23 By Demitria Lunetta

Such calamities are floods and cyclones. 3. ... Impacts of major natural calamities are mentioned hereunder: Earthquake, cyclone, flood and fire Do Cyclone and flood Do Earthquake, cyclone, flood and fire Do 1. Loss of life 2. Injury 3.

Author: S.C. Sharma

Publisher: KHANNA PUBLISHING HOUSE

ISBN: 9789386173386

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 990

DOWNLOAD & READ
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

Actually we had planned in Pennsylvania this coming year , 10 of these simulations which can be flood , fire or whatever the community feels is the most likely thing to do . You mentioned education . I want to tell you a little story ...

Author: Susquehanna River Basin Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112068361747

Category: Flood control

Page: 100

View: 754

DOWNLOAD & READ

An unflinching photographic record of the epic effects of a violent climate, from the earliest extinction events to the present.

Author: James Dyke

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781800242982

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 966

DOWNLOAD & READ
An unflinching photographic record of the epic effects of a violent climate, from the earliest extinction events to the present.
2021-08-05 By James Dyke