Venus isn't big enough for both of them.... Dalin Shar's dream for the 26th Century is to bring Earth's poisoned Lost Lands back to life and restore his home planet to its former glory. Until that happens, relocation to a more inhabitable planet is his people's last chance for survival. But the last free place in the Five Worlds is desired by more than one warrior of the stars.... Prime Cornelian, alien High Leader and conqueror of Mars and Titan, needs new ground to plant his seeds of evil. And the grand prize of the galaxy is ideal for the tyrant's invasion. To rule it, his ravenous appetite for power must devour everythying in its path - including Dalin, exiled king of Earth. Now they're both hurtling toward Venus, both vying for possession. This is a race that will be won, not by the strong or the swift - but by the lucky.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Courvoisier. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005429/bk_acx0_005429_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sustainability is one of today's major public concerns. Urban sprawl, pollution and consumption of non-renewable resources indicate that transport and land use of cities worldwide is not sustainable. Urban planning has become increasingly complex. Decision support tools are essential to help to achieve objectives. Land use and transport form a linked dynamic system. Therefore integrated land use and transport models are the appropriate tool. The book describes the development and use of the integrated, dynamic land use and transport model MARS (Metropolitan Activity Relocation Simulation). The underlying hypothesis is that cities are self-organising systems and that the principles of Systems Dynamics and Synergetics can be applied. Causal loop diagrams are used to develop a qualitative model. A quantitative model is built and written into code. A comparison between historical data and model results demonstrates the usefulness of MARS. A user friendly interface is introduced. The results from three case studies from Vienna, Madrid and Hanoi are presented. The book is aimed decision makers, transport planners, researchers, lecturers as well as the interested public.