The Color of Water

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  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • ISBN : 1440636109
  • Rating : 4/5 from 62 reviews
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The Color of Water

The Color of Water
  • Author : James McBride
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 07 February 2006
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Deacon King Kong and The Good Lord Bird, winner of the National Book Award for Fiction: The modern classic that Oprah.com calls one of the best memoirs of a generation and that launched James McBride’s literary career. More than two years on The New York Times bestseller list. Who is Ruth McBride Jordan? A self-declared "light-skinned" woman evasive about her ethnicity, yet steadfast in her love for her twelve black

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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 30 August 2019
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 17 May 2020
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The Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations is the first thorough resource manual developed exclusively for water and wastewater plant operators. Now regarded as an industry standard, this fourth edition has been updated throughout, and explains the material in easy-to-understand language. It also provides real-world case studies and operating scenarios, as well as problem-solving practice sets for each scenario. Features: Updates the material to reflect the developments in the field Includes new math operations with solutions, as well

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  • Author : Michael Phillips
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release : 01 January 2004
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  • Author : Marcel Minnaert
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 13 April 1995
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All of science springs from the observation of nature. In this classic book, the late Professor Minnaert accompanies the reader on a tour of nature's light and color and reveals the myriad phenomena that may be observed outdoors with no more than a pair of eyes and an enquiring mind. From the intriguing shape of the dapples beneath a tree on a sunny day, via rainbows, mirages, and haloes, the colors of liquid, ice, and the sky, to the appearance

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  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 25 February 2022
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Wetlands are among the world’s most productive environments with countless species of plants and animals, as well as humans, dependent upon them for survival. Moreover, they provide many societal benefits including water quality improvement, flood storage, shoreline erosion control, and opportunities for recreation, education, and research. The conservation of inland wetlands is thus critical, and it is vital that they are protected in situ. The Handbook of Research on Monitoring and Evaluating the Ecological Health of Wetlands highlights the