Life of Brine

Author: Phil Jarratt

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1743585187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 8453

“In the not-so-small world of surfing, Phil Jarratt has seen it all. Luckily for us, he’s a fearless, funny storyteller, with a reporter’s unsentimental eye and an endearing modesty. But his memoir is, above all, a haunting self-portrait: the boy practising drop-knee cutbacks in his mother’s full-length mirror in mid-century Wollongong becomes a man.” William Finnegan, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Barbarian Days Life of Brine is the memoir of Phil Jarratt, one of the world’s best-known chroniclers of surfing culture whose lifelong pursuit of the perfect wave has placed him in the midst of some of the most exciting moments in surfing’s modern history. Jarratt, who has courted controversy in his long career as a journalist, editor and documentarian, pulls no punches as he rides an exhilarating wave of nostalgia from the sixties up until now, through the heady days of drugs, alcohol and excess in Bali and Biarritz and other exotic locations in between. Filled with debauchery, reflection and insight, this is a book that will be devoured by surfers young and old.

Desalination and Water Treatment

Author: Murat Eyvaz,Ebubekir Yüksel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 1789237580

Category: Science

Page: 424

View: 6446

The need for fresh water is increasing with the rapid growth of the world's population. In countries and regions with available water resources, it is necessary to ensure the health and safety of the water supply. However, in countries and regions with limited freshwater resources, priority is given to water supply plans and projects, among which the desalination strategy stands out. In the desalination process, membrane and thermal processes are used to obtain fresh water from salty water that is in abundant amounts in the sea. This book will outline valuable scientific contributions to the new desalination and water treatment technologies to obtain high quality water with low negative environmental impacts and cost. The editors would like to record their sincere thanks to the authors for their contributions.

RetroFan #3

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Art

Page: 84

View: 3285

RetroFan #3 celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Superman: The Movie with an exclusive interview with Superman director RICHARD DONNER! ANDY MANGELS dives in to Saturday morning’s undersea adventures of Aquaman! The Oddball World of SCOTT SHAW! unravels Marvel’s wackiest product ever: JIM SALICRUP and MARIE SEVERIN’s Spider-Man and Hulk toilet paper! ERNEST FARINO flips through monster fanzines of the Sixties and Seventies! SCOTT SAAVEDRA grows his own Sea-Monkeys®! Retro Travel to Metropolis, IL, home of the Superman Celebration! Plus: IRWIN ALLEN’s sci-fi universe, Funny Face beverages and collectibles, a fortress of Superman and Batman memorabilia; and more fun, fab features! Edited by Back Issue magazine’s MICHAEL EURY.

Saline Lakes

Author: John M. Melack

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940093095X

Category: Science

Page: 330

View: 5462

Limnological research on saline lakes is practiced by a growing cadre of scientists active worldwide in a diversity of disciplines. Every three years since 1979, an international symposium on inland saline waters has served to strengthen and expand the scope of the studies. Promising areas for further research especially well suited to saline lakes include the comparative physiology of adaptation to osmotic stresses, the role of microbial and protozoan communities in nutrient dynamics and biotic interactions in ecosystems with few species. The Third International Symposium on Inland Saline Lakes was held at the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, under the auspices of the Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (SIL). The symposium was sponsored by and received financial or other support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (International Program), United Nations Environment Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, and University of Nairobi. The proceedings occurred for three days (28-31 August, 1985) and were attended by 33 scientists from 14 countries (see list of Participants). On the day prior to the first formal session an afternoon trip to Lake Magadi and salt works was held. The tribulations of this excursion served to acquaint the participants with each other and with the realities of exploring the African bush. A three day post-congress expedition to the rift valley included visits to spectacular saline lakes such as Nakuru and Bogoria. Much of the meeting's and excursion's success is owed to the efforts of the local organizer, Dr. Stephen G.