Alma Cogan by Gordon Burn

By Gordon Burn

How does it think to be by no means allowed to die? during this vintage debut novel, Gordon Burn takes Britain's largest promoting vocalist of the Nineteen Fifties and turns her tale into an equation of superstar and homicide.

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Forests and floods distinguishes fact from fiction and recommends alternative approaches for effective watershed and floodplain management. This authoritative overview has been produced by a suite of renowned experts, but it should appeal to everyone with an interest in escaping the quagmire of stale and dated paradigms. Ultimately, Forests and floods aims to better inform policy-makers, development agencies and the media, and so constructively contribute to the development of sound watershed and river-basin management and improved flood-mitigation policies.

Forests and floods: drowning in fiction or thriving on facts? explores the scientific evidence linking floods and forests. The booklet reveals that much of what is ingrained in people’s minds cannot be substantiated by science and is often little more than myth or is patently incorrect. Such conventional wisdom has often led decision-makers to implement misguided policies that adversely affect the livelihoods of millions of people living in upland areas. Forests and floods distinguishes fact from fiction and recommends alternative approaches for effective watershed and floodplain management.

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