The House Connection

How to Read the Houses in an Astrological Chart

The House Connection

The rules of the houses of the natal chart and the connections between those houses provide a deep perspective of the personality and reveal answers to many questions that arise whwen interpretating charts for clients. This no-nonsense book explains clearly the rulers of the signs, the houses, the functions of these rulers, how to interpret the strongest house, and how aspects between house rulers work when reading the natal charrt. This is an important book for students who are interested in understanding how the houses interrelate, for it explains why similar aspects between planets, or even planets in signs, will be affected by house placement and rulership.

Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States

Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States

Contains a selection of major decisions of the GAO. A digest of all decisions has been issued since Oct. 1989 as: United States. General Accounting Office. Digests of decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States. Before Oct. 1989, digests of unpublished decisions were issued with various titles.

The White House Connection

The White House Connection

Former IRA terrorist Sean Dillon and U.S. presidential aide Blake Johnson are determined to stop an assassin who is hunting down members of a secretive Irish political group on the streets of New York. Reprint.

Renewable Energy

Technology, Economics and Environment

Renewable Energy

The utilisation of renewable energies is not at all new; in the history of mankind renewable energies have for a long time been the primary possibility of generating energy. This only changed with industrial revolution when lignite and hard coal became increasingly more important. Later on, also crude oil gained importance. Offering the advantages of easy transportation and processing also as a raw material, crude oil has become one of the prime energy carriers applied today. Moreover, natural gas used for space heating and power provision as well as a transportation fuel has become increasingly important, as it is abundantly available and only requires low investments in terms of energy conversion facilities. As fossil energy carriers were increasingly used for energy generation, at least by the industrialised countries, the application of renewable energies decreased in absolute and relative terms; besides a few exceptions, renewable energies are of secondary importance with regard to overall energy generation.

The Mango Tree

The Mango Tree

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Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services

The Life-Cycle Cost Approach to Planning and Management

Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services

Based on the work of the WASHCost project run by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), this book provides an evaluation of the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors in the context of developing countries and is the first systematic study of applying the life-cycle cost approach to assessing allocations. It presents unit cost estimates of the WASH sector across geographic locations and technologies, including rural and peri-urban areas, and these are compared with service levels. It analyses detailed data from more than 5000 households across nine agro-climatic zones in Andhra Pradesh State in India. Key issues assessed include poverty analysis of service levels, cost drivers and factors at the village and household level, and governance aspects such as transparency, accountability and value for money in relation to unit costs and service levels. This is the most comprehensive study of the WASH sector in India and elsewhere that utilises the life-cycle cost approach, along with GIS, econometric modelling and qualitative research methods. Not only does it contribute to research and methodology in this area, but the analysis also provides valuable insights for planners, policy makers and bi-lateral donors. The authors show how the methodology can also be applied in other developing country contexts.