Nordicana Author Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
ISBN-10 9781844038251
Year 2015-05-04
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK

You've watched every Scandi TV series going, you have Nordic light fittings, and you want Birgitte Nyborg as your Prime Minister. Yes it's fair to say there is a general love-in with everything related to the northern countries. Over the last decade, the Nordic nations have quietly and unassumingly come to hold us in their thrall; but what is it, exactly, that we covet about their culture? Nordicana celebrates the objects, aesthetics and traditions that have inspired our obsession, with a quick introduction to 100 icons of Scandi style and Nordic cool, accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Whether it is the inimitable Faroe Isles jumper, made famous by TV detective Sarah Lund; the unusual-tasting delicacy salted liquorice; the ubiquitous Swedish Dala horse; the concept of 'hygge' (a feeling evoked by being in candlelit warmth with friends during winter); Midsomer seasonal celebrations; practical but breathtakingly stylish interiors; or an enduring love of noir literature and dramas, you'll find the key to attaining the Nordic way of life in these pages.

Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology

Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology Author Michael Bishop
ISBN-10 354042640X
Year 2004-06-30
Pages 486
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

From the reviews: "Bishop and Schroder (both, Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha) have brought together an impressive group of practitioners in the relatively new application of geographic information science to mountain geomorphology. In doing so, they have produced valuable, first, overall coverage of a high-tech approach to mountain, three-dimensional research. More than 40 contributing authors discuss a wide range of related aspects.... The book is well bound and well produced; each chapter provides an extensive source of references. The numerous line drawings are clearly reproduced, although the mediocre quality of photographic reproduction limits the value of air photographs and satellite images. As is characteristic of many edited collections, there is some variation in chapter quality. Some of the writing is so dense that it requires minute concentration--one chapter, for instance, has 14 pages of references from a total of 43 pages. Nevertheless, this is a vital compendium for a rapidly expanding field of research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. D. Ives, Choice, March 2005)

Danish Literature as World Literature

Danish Literature as World Literature Author Mads Rosendahl Thomsen
ISBN-10 9781501310034
Year 2017-02-09
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Despite being a minor language, Danish literature is one of the world's most actively translated, and the Scandinavian country is the home of a number of significant writers. Hans Christian Andersen remains one of the most translated authors in the world, philosopher Søren Kierkegaard inspired modern Existentialism, Karen Blixen chronicled her life in colonial Kenya as well as writing imaginary, cosmopolitan tales, and the writers among the circles of literary critic Georg Brandes in the late 19th century were especially important to the further development of European Modernism. Danish Literature as World Literature introduces key figures from 800 years of Danish literature and their impact on world literature. It includes chapters devoted to post-1945 literature on beat and systemic poetry as well as the Scandinavia noir vogue that includes both crime fiction and cinema and is enjoying worldwide popularity.


Cryosols Author John Kimble
ISBN-10 3540207511
Year 2004-05-12
Pages 726
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

Cryosols occupy a unique part of the earth and have properties greatly different from other soils. They also occur where the greatest impact of global warming is predicted. They have been studied extensively in Russia, Canada and in other regions. This is, however, the first book which brings together experts from all fields in order to focus on these unique soils. It will undoubtedly provide one of the best sources of information available about these soils.

Plant Ecology Herbivory and Human Impact in Nordic Mountain Birch Forests

Plant Ecology  Herbivory  and Human Impact in Nordic Mountain Birch Forests Author Frans E. Wielgolaski
ISBN-10 9783540265955
Year 2006-01-12
Pages 370
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

This work analyzes vegetation and soils, and investigates the influence of climate change, insect pests, grazing pressure by sheep and reindeer, construction of roads and other consequences of increasing tourism in the Nordic mountain birch forests.

Snow and Ice Related Hazards Risks and Disasters

Snow and Ice Related Hazards  Risks  and Disasters Author Wilfried Haeberli
ISBN-10 9780123964731
Year 2014-10-27
Pages 812
Language en
Publisher Academic Press

Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in glacier surges and melting, ice shelf collapses, paleo-climate reconstruction, sea level rise, climate change implications, causality, impacts, preparedness, and mitigation. It takes a geo-scientific approach to the topic while also covering current thinking about directly related social scientific issues that can adversely affect ecosystems and global economies. Puts the contributions from expert oceanographers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and climatologists selected by a world-renowned editorial board in your hands Presents the latest research on causality, glacial surges, ice-shelf collapses, sea level rise, climate change implications, and more Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs of hazardous processes will be included Features new insights into the implications of climate change on increased melting, collapsing, flooding, methane emissions, and sea level rise

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Scientific Report

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment   Scientific Report Author ACIA - Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
ISBN-10 9780521865098
Year 2005-11-07
Pages 1042
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press

Arctic Climate Impact Assessment was prepared by an international team of over 300 scientists, experts, and knowledgeable members of indigenous communities, and is the most comprehensive volume on Arctic climate change available. Illustrated in full color throughout.

Sew Scandianavian

Sew Scandianavian Author Kajsa Kinsella
ISBN-10 1782492410
Year 2015-09
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Cico Books

Scandinavian style is perennially popular due to its simplicity and elegance. In Sew Scandinavian, Kajsa Kinsella has created a collection of beautiful hand-stitched projects inspired by her Swedish childhood. For the home, there is a hand-appliquéd folklore lampshade and a braided heart string and tassel decoration that will bring warmth to any interior. Handstitched accessories include cozy slippers, felt berets to keep out winter chills, and a stylish braided Scandi heart messenger bag that will look great all year round. Kajsa has lovingly designed adorable projects for the nursery, including felt pets for small hands to squirrel away in decorated matchboxes, a playroom tent that will provide hours of entertainment, and a fun felt memory game for all the family. Finally, there are festive crafting ideas, such as a wintry pom-pom string, a patchwork "Lucia" wall hanging, and a forest friends Christmas stocking. Each project is accompanied by step-by-step photographs and clear instructions.

The Nordic Theory of Everything

The Nordic Theory of Everything Author Anu Partanen
ISBN-10 9780062316561
Year 2016-06-28
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins

A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children. Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics of everyday life—from buying a cell phone and filing taxes to education and childcare—was much more complicated and stressful than anything she encountered in her homeland. At first, she attributed her crippling anxiety to the difficulty of adapting to a freewheeling new culture. But as she got to know Americans better, she discovered they shared her deep apprehension. To understand why life is so different in the U.S. and Finland, Partanen began to look closely at both. In The Nordic Theory of Everything, Partanen compares and contrasts life in the United States with life in the Nordic region, focusing on four key relationships—parents and children, men and women, employees and employers, and government and citizens. She debunks criticism that Nordic countries are socialist “nanny states,” revealing instead that it is we Americans who are far more enmeshed in unhealthy dependencies than we realize. As Partanen explains step by step, the Nordic approach allows citizens to enjoy more individual freedom and independence than we do. Partanen wants to open Americans’ eyes to how much better things can be—to show her beloved new country what it can learn from her homeland to reinvigorate and fulfill the promise of the American dream—to provide the opportunity to live a healthy, safe, economically secure, upwardly mobile life for everyone. Offering insights, advice, and solutions, The Nordic Theory of Everything makes a convincing argument that we can rebuild our society, rekindle our optimism, and restore true freedom to our relationships and lives.

Cold Regions Engineering

Cold Regions Engineering Author Robert F. Carlson
ISBN-10 078440190X
Year 1996-01-01
Pages 955
Language en
Publisher American Society of Civil Engineers

Comprises some 80 contributions covering technical matters ranging from theoretical discussions to practical advice representing solutions to the challenging problems associated with cold region engineering. Topics include geotechnical and thermal considerations, environmental remediation, materials