Model of how to present complex information in a clear and accessible way.
Author: Caroline Fletcher
Publisher: Paul Holberton Pub
This essential book, produced for the Venice in Peril fund, provides an informative introduction to the problems of Venice's flooding, sinking and pollution. Both the city and the lagoon in which it rises are under threat from human intervention, climate change and natural erosion. Containing enlightening new research, this book also discusses the pros and cons of ways to save Venice and the lagoon.
Twenty years after the severe flooding of Venice, the Italian government and an
engineering consortium are agreeing on a tidal barrier design that could hold
back the rising tide and save the threatened city from high waters. ' 4
Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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Cini . Fletcher , C . A . , and J . Da Mosto . 2004 . The Science of Saving Venice .
Author: C. A. Fletcher
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A technical volume exploring the prospects for decreasing the level of flooding in and around Venice.
Author: Jennifer ScappettonePublish On: 2014-11-25
these trends as of 2003: see Caroline Fletcher and Jane da Mosto, The Science of Saving Venice (London and Turin: Umberto Allemandi, 2004). 15. From the
documentary by Barrie Gavin, “Vive a Venezia” (BBC, 1978). 16. Andrea Zanzotto
Author: Jennifer Scappettone
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian Republic, fantasies about the sinking city have engendered an elaborate series of romantic clichés, provoking conflicting responses: some modern artists and intellectuals embrace the resistance to modernity manifest in Venice's labyrinthine premodern form and temporality, whereas others aspire to modernize by "killing the moonlight" of Venice, in the Futurists' notorious phrase. Spanning the history of literature, art, and architecture—from John Ruskin, Henry James, and Ezra Pound to Manfredo Tafuri, Italo Calvino, Jeanette Winterson, and Robert Coover—Killing the Moonlight tracks the pressures that modernity has placed on the legacy of romantic Venice, and the distinctive strains of aesthetic invention that resulted from the clash. In Venetian incarnations of modernism, the anachronistic urban fabric and vestigial sentiment that both the nation-state of Italy and the historical avant-garde would cast off become incompletely assimilated parts of the new. Killing the Moonlight brings Venice into the geography of modernity as a living city rather than a metaphor for death, and presents the archipelago as a crucible for those seeking to define and transgress the conceptual limits of modernism. In strategic detours from the capitals of modernity, the book redrafts the confines of modernist culture in both geographical and historical terms.
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Author: Ignazio Musu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Business & Economics
It is universally recognised that Venice and its lagoon are of such value that they constitute an international public good that must be preserved for humanity as a whole. But such an ambitious task requires a diversified, sustainable set of economic activities, mostly focused on the production of services and non-material goods. This complex issue is analyzed using different approaches, with a discussion of the case of Venice as an example of some of the most relevant problems concerning the relation between the environment and development in the contemporary world: the trade-off between preserving an ecosystem and considering it as an economic resource; the evolution of different urban growth scenarios and the preservation of a physical habitat; the role of immaterial production in urban economic development; the nature of tourism as a sustainable activity, considered from both from the environmental and cultural angles; the institutional aspect of governing a process of sustainable urban development. Readership: A unique resource for environmental and urban managers, policy analysts, students of sustainable development, and anyone else interested in the social and economic implications of preserving one of the most loved and celebrated cities in the world.
Abbott, A., 2004. Plans resurrected to raise Venice above encroaching sea.
Nature 427 (6971), 184. Ammerman, A.J., McClennen, C.E., 2000. Saving Venice
. Science 269, 1301–1302. Baù, D., Ferronato, M., Gambolati, G., Teatini, P.,
Author: Giuseppe Gambolati
Category: Technology & Engineering
The city of Venice, Italy, has been subjected to periodic flooding, or acqua alta, for centuries. Venice Shall Rise Again presents a unique proposition to halt this flooding. Based on years of work and experiment, experts Gambolati and Teatini describe an innovative yet technologically simple, economically inexpensive, and environmentally friendly project to raise Venice by 25-30 cm over ten years by injecting seawater into 650-1000 m deep geological formations. This project would be conducted under conditions of absolute safety, stability and integrity conserving the unique artistic and architectural patrimony of this deeply beloved city. Beginning with a brief history of the Venetian Republic, Venice Shall Rise Again addresses the actions undertaken by Venice to protect the city and the lagoon from the sea and land attack for more than a millennium, including the MoSE project, a system of mobile barriers presently under construction. Detailed in its engineering details and ideas, but with enough background information and context to help the interested reader understand the concepts, this book will be of interest to all readers concerned about the fate of Venice. Provides a history of the technical measures taken by the Venetian Republic to preserve the lagoon and the city or Venice Details technical specifications of a new method to secure Venice against periodic flooding
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2011gc003976 Fletcher, C., and Da Mosto, J. 2004. The science of saving Venice. New York: Umberto Allemandi & Co. Nosengo, N. 2003. Save our city!
Author: Edward A. Keller
Natural Hazards: Earth Processes as Hazards, Disasters and Catastrophes, Fourth Edition, is an introductory-level survey intended for university and college courses that are concerned with earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent, impacts on human society. The text integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology and solar system astronomy. The book is designed for a course in natural hazards for non-science majors, and a primary goal of the text is to assist instructors in guiding students who may have little background in science to understand physical earth processes as natural hazards and their consequences to society. Natural Hazards uses historical to recent examples of hazards and disasters to explore how and why they happen and what we can do to limit their effects. The text's up-to-date coverage of recent disasters brings a fresh perspective to the material. The Fourth Edition continues our new active learning approach that includes reinforcement of learning objective with a fully updated visual program and pedagogical tools that highlight fundamental concepts of the text. This program will provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for your students. Here's how: Provide a balanced approach to the study of natural hazards: Focus on the basic earth science of hazards as well as roles of human processes and effects on our planet in a broader, more balanced approach to the study of natural hazards. Enhance understanding and comprehension of natural hazards: Newly revised stories and case studies give students a behind the scenes glimpse into how hazards are evaluated from a scientific and human perspective; the stories of real people who survive natural hazards, and the lives and research of professionals who have contributed significantly to the research of hazardous events. Strong pedagogical tools reinforce the text's core features: Chapter structure and design organizes the material into three major sections to help students learn, digest, and review learning objectives.
If any book can make a difference , this one can . Beautifully illustrated and
produced , The Science of Saving Venice is a model of how to present complex
information in a clear and accessible way . If widely read , this could turn out to be
SAVING VENICE Twenty years after the severe flooding of Venice , the Italian
government and an engineering consortium are agreeing on a tidal barrier
design that could hold back the rising tide and save the threatened city from high
Da Mosto , Francesco , Francesco's Venice : The Dramatic History of the World's
Most Beautiful City . London : BBC Books , 2004 . Da Mosto , Jane and Caroline
FLETCHER , The Science of Saving Venice . Turin : Umberto Allemandi & Co ...
I left the Institute because I felt that the time had come for science to hand over
our first efforts to the technical people . ... get on with saving Venice for the next
ten to fifty years while science moves to the long term investigation needed to save it ...
Author: From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine,Publish On: 2005-06-22
1/2, Venice: Venice Water Authority, January 2000. The central arguments
against the Venice plan appear in Albert J. Ammerman and Charles E.
McClennen, “Saving Venice,” Science 25, August 2000, p. 1301. The history of Venice's fight ...
Author: From the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine,
For an increasing number of people, global warming is not an academic and scientific debate, but a matter of survival. As the planet warms at a rate of four degrees Fahrenheit per century, violent storms are increasing in frequency, icebergs are melting, sea level is rising, species are losing their habitats, and temperature records are being broken. Feeling the Heat consists of chapter-length visits by well-known authors to actual world "hot" spots, where people are already coping day-to-day with the consequences of climactic disruption. The locations for the book were strategically chosen because each represents a separate and important global warming impact, such as rising tides, melting glaciers, evolving ecosystems and air pollution. Feeling the Heat takes global warming out of the realm of armchair speculation and arcane scientific debate, revealing the process of climate change to be ongoing, serious and immediate.
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of 13 cm / century of relative sea level rise ( RSL ) presented by A. J. Ammerman
and C. E. McClennen in their Policy Forum “ Saving Venice " ( 25 Aug. , p .
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( B ) Science was not taught in the Arabic language . ( C ) Colonial policy was
determined ... The saving of Venice is the problem of the Italian Government , of
course , but Venice is also a concern for Europe . And it happened that in the
The three men in his boat , liberally besmeared with soap , and she slipped
however , caused her to founder before she could through , leaving the cliffs of
France and Eng- get near the city , thus saving Venice . When land white for ever
Matthew Engelke is a Reader in Anthropology at the London School of
Economics and Political Science. ... Sociology of Organization at the Catholic
University of Milan, is at present Secretary General of the Giorgio Cini Foundation
Author: Pasquale Gagliardi
Category: Social Science
Can religions help us tackle the ecological crisis we are now facing? Can we redefine our relationship with the Earth, giving spiritual depth to ecological issues? This book attempts to answer these questions by exploring the relationship between ecology and theology.
Saving the City of Canals . " The following ... Did the Italian Government Approve
an Obsolete Project to Save Venice ? ... And read about Chandra and the Milky
Way's black hole at science.nasa.gov/ headlines / y2000 / ast29feb_1m.htm .