A Beginner's Guide to Winter Survival - How to Survive Cold Weather Table of Contents Introduction Winter Storms and Warnings Freezing Rain Winter Preparation Winter Clothing What Do You Do in Cases of Frostbite? Symptoms of Frostbite Hypothermia Traveling In Harsh Weather Caught in a Blizzard Sheltering from Blizzards in Your House Defrosting Frozen Pipes Winter Survival Kit When to Call 911 Winter Fuels Carbon Monoxide Another Heating Tip Appendix Long-Lasting healthy foods Granola Pemmican Making Biltong the Traditional Way Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Mankind has been looking for the best ways in which to survive the harsh winter, for millenniums. That means that he knows that at one particular period of the year, he is going to be subject to ice, snow and cold temperatures. He is also going to face blizzards and storms. As man has not been built by nature to curl up in a warm cave and hibernate throughout the winter like more sensible animals, the onset of winter brings with it the heightened sense of self-preservation. In olden days, all man could do was huddle into a corner, around the fire, and keep praying for the blizzard to stop. During this time, he survived on the food that he had stored in his cave or in his place of shelter during the more clement and temperate months of the year. As time went by man found that it was easy to transport himself and his family to other places, on horseback, or in a cart. And that is why he managed to look for more temperate regions - where the weather was not so harsh - before the onset of winter. But as time went by, nature still kept to her rules of a harsh winter, but mankind did not learn much in terms of common sense. In fact, he persisted on going out in the cold, instead of staying under shelter. And that is why the popular melodramatic cliche of someone turned from a doorstep on a harsh winters evening remained a popular theme in theaters. Even today in 80% of the popular escapist novels, the dumb, but beautiful heroine (single and pregnant in 90% of the cases, according to manuscript submission requirements, goes driving in a blizzard. - I told you that she is dumb - And the multibillionaire hero rescues her. And there is going to be a happily ever after, on page 186, because he is going to marry her. And there we are, we have just wasted our money on another thoroughly idiotic novel.) In real life, she would have died of hypothermia, because she is not well clothed, does not have fuel and has been buried in a snowdrift."
More than just a modern survival guide, How to Predict the Weather with a Cup of Coffee gives you the means to make your life more interesting. Harnessing the laws of science, nature, and human behavior, author Matthew Cole revisits and humorously reinvents the little tricks and ingenious solutions developed in the past with an updated twist for the 21st century. In How to Predict the Weather with a Cup of Coffee, you'll learn:
Many advances have been made in our understanding of tropical geomorphology in recent decades, but the field remains relatively neglected. With current widespread concern about the damage to tropical ecosystems, it is time for a new study of geomorphology in the tropics. The author endeavours to provide a tropical perspective on geomorphology, rather than a compartmentalised "tropical" geomorphology. The importance of weathering and the materials of the weathered mantle in determining the outcome of erosional processes is emphasised. The impact of Quaternary climate changes in creating superficial forms and deposits is stressed as being fundamental in the tropics as in other parts of the world. Nevertheless, the tropical landscape exhibits forms and deposits that have evolved over long time-periods in the absence of frost and ice, justifying an evolutionary approach to the long-term development of landscape. The book is important to a broad spectrum of earth science interests including geotechnical and engineering studies, and soil science, as well as to students of geomorphology. People working in the tropics will encounter the processes and products of tropical denudation systems, and the fragile nature of many of the surface materials discussed in this volume demands a deeper understanding of their behaviour. No other book currently attempts this task and this study fills a serious gap in the literature of geomorphology.
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