Books, English

5 books you should read before you are 30

I always enjoyed creating lists. Games that I want to play. To do lists. Books I already read and I want to read. The last, I used Skoob to keep my reading records, I registered many books and wrote some reviews.

However, as time goes by, I had to prioritize other things and I never returned there.
Even though my Skoob profile is outdated, I still buy many books. Obviously. Some of these books have changed the way I think and then I decided to share them with you.

(If you are older than 30 years, there is no problem; it is never too late to change).

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Sol Rouge
Environment, Français, Science

Les Couleurs des Sols

Les couleurs des sols sont trop utilisées pour leur classification et description et elles sont décrites par le système de couleur créée par Albert H. Munsell.

Les horizons des sols sont séparés par leur couleur. Généralment, les horizons les plus noirs se trouvent au-dessus des autres et au-dessous, on pouvait trouver des différents matériels. Ses différents matériels se décomposent et créent des différents sols.

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English, Tutorials

Extracting Geographic Coordinates from Spreadsheet Cells [and Converting THEM]

Geographic coordinates are numbers used to locate elements, objects, places (etc) on the Earth’s surface. Our planet is vertical and horizontally divided in angles, which are called longitude and latitude, respectively.

Spreadsheets are a very good way to arrange a great range of information, including coordinates. But if they are used carelessly, it can bring headaches from other planets… Especially if you want to extract a piece of information from a cell, i.e. remove useless information.

Suppose you have a huge spreadsheet with many geographic coordinates (e.g. 28°40′39″S 49°22′11″W) and you need to separate the degrees, minutes and seconds from each other. This is necessary, if your GIS software only accepts decimal degrees. One way (the hardest way), is to edit each cell and copy and paste to another cell… boring and time consuming. Another way is to create a function (formula) that can do this for us!

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English, Environment

A Little About Cooking Oil

Cooking oils are present in most Brazilian households. In some,  they‘re used for seasoning, in others for frying, but their final destination is usually the same: the drain or the garbage.  Most people are unaware that vegetable oil can cause a large amount of damage to the environment when discarded incorrectly.

Oils and fats can be of animal or vegetable origin and are, by definition, insoluble substances; that is, they do not mix with water. Vegetable oil, which is the basis of most cooking oil, can be obtained from various plants or seeds, such as buriti, castor bean, soybean, canola, sunflower, corn, etc. Continue reading “A Little About Cooking Oil”

Environment, Français

À propos de l’huile de cuisson

lls sont présents dans la plupart des foyers brésiliens, certains servent à tempérer, d’autres à fouetter, mais leur destination finale est généralement la même: l’évier ou la poubelle. Les huiles végétales, bien que beaucoup ne le savent pas, sont à l’origine de grands dommages sur l’environnement lorsqu’elles sont disposées de manière inappropriée.

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