By Murray Hunter - Malaysia
https://theoviebooks.wordpress.com/ Democracy to survive and fulfil its role to safeguard and protect the people, needs vengeful transparency and transparency demands people who are willing to unveil all forms of corruption whatsoever deep they might go, whatever or whoever they might have infiltrate. Murray Hunter is a researcher, a researcher with an academic base who knows that despite the dark veils and obstacles, only facts and truths bring understanding not only of the damage done but also of the necessary solutions. Malaysia is in a vital point. The world is changing fast and even a pandemic managed to put a crucial mark in this change. And while the world is changing Malaysia drowns in Symplegades, compressed between a corrupted political and social schemes and a venal dark state. Murray Hunter’s research into Malaysian corruption goes deep into the ‘whats’ and ‘whys’ believing and hoping that they will lead to ‘hows’ Malaysia can jump over the deep dark obstacles that hold her back, and become the rightful player it deserves to be into the South East Asian geopolitical chessboard. Ovi Magazine Publishing and I personally, always feel honoured to bring out a book from Murray Hunter, especially one that can be surgically important to the future of democracy in Malaysia. Ovi Magazine Publishing: July 2023
This book collects 15 papers written by renowned scholars from across the globe that showcase the forefront research in Earth observation (EO), remote sensing (RS), and geoscientific ground investigations to study archaeological records and cultural heritage.Archaeologists, anthropologists, geographers, remote sensing, and archaeometry experts share their methodologies relying on a wealth of techniques and data including, but not limited to: very high resolution satellite images from optical and radar space-borne sensors, air-borne surveys, geographic information systems (GIS), archaeological fieldwork, and historical maps.A couple of the contributions highlight the value of noninvasive and nondestructive laboratory analyses (e.g., neutron diffraction) to reconstruct ancient manufacturing technologies, and of geological ground investigations to corroborate hypotheses of historical events that shaped cultural landscapes.Case studies encompass famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites (e.g., the Nasca Lines in Peru), remote and yet-to-discover archaeological areas in tropical forests in central America, European countries, south Asian changing landscapes, and environments which are arid nowadays but were probably full of woody vegetation in the past.Finally, the reader can learn about the state-of-the-art of education initiatives to train site managers in the use of space technologies in support of their activities, and can understand the legal aspects involved in the application of EO and RS to address current challenges of African heritage preservation.
License: CC BY-NC-ND