Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their by Corrina Lawson, Jenny Williams, Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri

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By Corrina Lawson, Jenny Williams, Natania Barron, Kathy Ceceri

It’s quick changing into a geek global in the market, and all mothers have to sing their own praises their tech smarts and superhero-like abilities to be able to maintain their savvy teenagers entertained and engaged. Geek mother: tasks, counsel, and Adventures for mothers and Their 21st-Century Families explores the numerous enjoyable and fascinating ways in which digital-age mom and dad and youngsters can get their geek on jointly. resourceful principles for every age and budgets comprise thrifty Halloween costumes, do-it-yourself lava lamps, hobbit feasts, and magical role-playing video games. There are even initiatives for mothers to attempt once they have a couple of important moments by myself. With six sections spanning every little thing from home-science experiments to superheroes, this accomplished instruction manual from the editors of’s renowned GeekMom blog is jam-packed with rules sure to motivate a love of studying and discovery. alongside the way in which, mom and dad also will locate very important pointers on subject matters akin to selecting secure on-line groups for kids, organizing a house studying middle, and inspiring ladies to like technological know-how.

Being geeky is all approximately exploring the area with unending interest. Geek mother is your invitation to introducing a similar feel of ask yourself and mind's eye to the subsequent iteration.

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Water for the Thousand Millions 37 Designing a water supply so that changes in people's consumption and water use behaviour leads to the fullest benefit in terms of time/energy saving and hygiene is one aspect of what is referred to in Table 2 as consumer appropriateness. Other aspects of this relate to listening to the prospective consumers, and taking note of what they say about their needs—some, as already mentioned, may ask for communal laundry facilities, others may want an animal drinking trough.

Numerous springs on the hillsides of this mountainous territory make it relatively easy to find a source for many villages from which water can be piped by gravity. The spring chosen for a supply is enclosed in a concrete structure from which a pipe leads down the hillside to a storage tank located at an elevated point in the village; this feeds the public taps where the people come to draw water. In a typical case, the villagers would previously have had to collect water from polluted sources in or near the village.

They included fifteen small dams, and also field bunds which retain more of the rainfall on farm land, so that crops benefit and there is also more percolation into the ground. The village had traditionally relied on wells for domestic water and irrigation. There were around 100 of these, of which most dried up during the drought. The effect of the percolation dams was to ensure that when a new drought occurred in 1973 - 4, after 2 years of good rainfall, water tables remained at a high level in the wells, and intensive irrigation of rice and other crops could continue.

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