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By Tahir Wattar

Shaykh Abdelmajid Boularwah embarks upon a trip from Algiers to Constantine looking for misplaced family who may also help him defraud the recent socialist govt in its try and enforce land reform. Written within the early Seventies, Wattar’s Earthquake is an ominous message opposed to the evils of intolerance, lack of expertise, and extremism, advised in a language that resonates loudly, presciently foretelling the dreadful occasions which might later besiege Algeria.

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Shaykh Abdelmajid Boularwah embarks upon a trip from Algiers to Constantine looking for misplaced relations who can assist him defraud the recent socialist govt in its try to enforce land reform. Written within the early Seventies, Wattar’s Earthquake is an ominous message opposed to the evils of intolerance, lack of information, and extremism, advised in a language that resonates loudly, presciently foretelling the dreadful occasions which might later besiege Algeria.

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For technical reasons, the maximum trench depth in alpine terrain mostly does not exceed 4-5 metres. It is, however, ideal to sample soils for additional laboratory investigations (block samples). Grain size distributions and ice contents can be estimated within a trench. Because exposed ice thaws rapidly, mapping has to be carried out immediately after the excavation. It is also important to record even fine ice lenses because the layering contains valuable information on the frost susceptibility of the active layer.

1980) or in the Jungfrau east ridge (Wegmann, 1998). The heat transferred into the tunnel of the Klein Matterhorn tunnel by 490,000 visitors every year and generated by about 70,000 elevator movements in transporting people to the mountain top has caused the bedrock temperatures in the tunnel to rise from -8°C in 1999 to -3°C at present, as well as the refreezing of meltwater in the lift shaft, requiring remedial ventilation measures (King and Kalisch 1998, Baumann et al. 2005). Another current problem is thermokarst settlement in ground around water pipes for technical snow systems, leading to the formation of deep holes in ski pistes and damage to the pipes.

G. 02 W/m°C). Examples of insulation placement are given in VTT (1987). Passive Cooling Systems capable of extracting heat from the ground without additional energy can be incorporated into the design. , 2005), however, they have mainly been installed in Northern regions and their efficiency in alpine environments is still to be tested. Passive cooling using gravity-driven air convection is an additional possibility (Fig. 19). , 2006). The main Geotechnical Considerations and Technical Solutions for Infrastructure….

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