Bitter Sea

The Real Story of Greek Sponge Diving

Author: Faith Warn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Deep diving

Page: 114

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The Rough Guide to Greek Islands

Author: Geoff Garvey,John Fisher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1405384123

Category: Travel

Page: 732

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The Rough Guide to Greek Islands is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of the Greek Islands’ best attractions. Discover the vibrant Greek Islands from the historic mass of Crete and barely inhabited islets to Athens’ sea-set suburbs and lively nightlife. Our detailed Greek Islands maps help you find stunning temples, frescosed chapels and hidden coves, with detailed listings of the liveliest bars and atmospheric accommodation the Greek Islands have to offer. New full-colour features explore the Greek Island’s highlights, including the best Greek Island beaches and the Greek Island’s finest cuisine. Find detailed practical advice on local products, sections exploring history, music, archaeology and wildlife, combined with information on living in Greece, navigating your way around the Greek Island’s extensive ferry network and comprehensive coverage of the Greek Islands’ glittering festivals. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Greek Islands.

Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island

Author: David E. Sutton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520280547

Category: Cooking

Page: 238

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Secrets from the Greek Kitchen explores how cooking skills, practices, and knowledge on the island of Kalymnos are reinforced or transformed by contemporary events. Based on more than twenty years of research and the author’s videos of everyday cooking techniques, this rich ethnography treats the kitchen as an environment in which people pursue tasks, display expertise, and confront culturally defined risks. Kalymnian islanders, both women and men, use food as a way of evoking personal and collective memory, creating an elaborate discourse on ingredients, tastes, and recipes. Author David E. Sutton focuses on micropractices in the kitchen, such as the cutting of onions, the use of a can opener, and the rolling of phyllo dough, along with cultural changes, such as the rise of televised cooking shows, to reveal new perspectives on the anthropology of everyday living.

The Mediterranean Sea

Its history and present challenges

Author: Stefano Goffredo,Zvy Dubinsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400767048

Category: Science

Page: 678

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This volume is an indispensable addition to the multidisciplinary coverage of the science of the Mediterranean Sea. The editors have gathered leading authorities from the fields of Marine Biology, Ecology, paleoclimatology, Chemical and Physical Oceanography, Zoology, Botany, Aquatic Photosynthesis, Socioeconomics, Mariculture, Mediterranean History and Science of Humanity. Beginning with the birth of the Mediterranean Sea and its myths. From coral to fish, an introduction is given to its major inhabitants of plants and animals past and present. The chapters illustrate how organisms interact as part of the structure and function of the Sea's main ecosystems. The rise of the Mediterranean as the cradle of the Western Civilization leads to a discourse on the status of human interaction with the sea. Accelerating global climate change, water warming, ocean acidification and sea level rise, and analyses of their effects on key organisms, entire ecosystems and human socioeconomics are given. Forecasting and predictions are presented taking into account different future scenarios from the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change). The volume is richly illustrated in color, with an extensive bibliography. A valuable addition to the limited literature in the field, offering up-to-date broad coverage merging science and humanities.​

Decoding the Mechanisms of Antikythera Astronomical Device

Author: Jian-Liang Lin,Hong-Sen Yan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662484471

Category: Science

Page: 281

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This book presents a systematic design methodology for decoding the interior structure of the Antikythera mechanism, an astronomical device from ancient Greece. The historical background, surviving evidence and reconstructions of the mechanism are introduced, and the historical development of astronomical achievements and various astronomical instruments are investigated. Pursuing an approach based on the conceptual design of modern mechanisms and bearing in mind the standards of science and technology at the time, all feasible designs of the six lost/incomplete/unclear subsystems are synthesized as illustrated examples, and 48 feasible designs of the complete interior structure are presented. This approach provides not only a logical tool for applying modern mechanical engineering knowledge to the reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism, but also an innovative research direction for identifying the original structures of the mechanism in the future. In short, the book offers valuable new insights for all readers who are interested in the Antikythera mechanism.

Following the Nereids

sea routes and maritime business, 16th-20th centuries

Author: Maria Christina Chatzēiōannou,Gelina Harlaftis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 275

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Greek Islands

Author: N.A

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 9781858288673

Category: Travel

Page: 646

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The most comprehensive island-hopper's handbook. Detailed coverage of all the island groups from the Sporades to the remote outcrops of the Dodecanese. Listings of the best places to stay, eat and drink, from the resorts of Corfu to unspoiled hilltop villages. Practical details on ferries and hydrofoils, and how to get the most secluded spots. Informed background on history, music, wildlife and mythology.

The Bellstone

The Greek Sponge Divers of the Aegean : One American's Journey Home

Author: Michael N. Kalafatas

Publisher: Brandeis Univ

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 287

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Inspired by his grandfatherÆs poem "Winter Dream" about sponge diving, an American chronicles his return to Greece in search of this ancient practice and his own past. (Travel)

The Greek's Tiny Miracle

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 037374272X

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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His only chance to be a father… Navy SEAL captain Nikos Vassalos is a shell of the man he once was. Tortured by PTSD, he isolates himself on his luxury yacht. But his bitter solitude is interrupted—by a heavily pregnant woman who tells him he's about to be a dad! Putting her own deep-rooted fears of rejection aside, Stephanie Marsh is determined that her baby will know its father. Only this cold, suspicious Nikos is not the man she once fell for. Will the tiny miracle growing inside her help them find the happy ending they both deserve—together?

The Red Book of Heroes

Author: Mrs. Andrew Lang

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465601139

Category:

Page: N.A

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'Life is not all beer and skittles,' said a reflective sportsman, and all books are not fairy tales. In an imperfect state of existence, 'the peety of it is that we cannot have all things as we would like them.' Undeniably we would like all books to be fairy tales or novels, and at present most of them are. But there is another side to things, and we must face it. '"Life is real, life is earnest," as Tennyson tells us,' said an orator to whom I listened lately, and though Longfellow, not Tennyson, wrote the famous line quoted by the earnest speaker, yet there is a good deal of truth in it. The word 'earnest,' like many other good words, has been overdone. It is common to sneer at 'earnest workers,' yet where would we be without them, especially in our climate? In a Polynesian island, where the skies for ever smile, and the blacks for ever dance, earnestness is superfluous. The bread-fruit tree delivers its rolls punctually every morning, strawberries or other fruits, as nice, spring beneath the feet of the dancers; the cavern in the forest provides a roof and shelter from the sun; the sea supplies a swimming-bath, and man, in time of peace, has only to enjoy himself, eat and drink, laugh and love, sing songs and tell fairy tales. His drapery is woven of fragrant flowers, nobody is poor and anxious about food, nobody is rich and afraid of losing his money, nobody needs to think of helping others; he has only to put forth his hand, or draw his bow or swing his fishing-rod, and help himself. To be sure, in time of war, man has just got to be earnest, and think out plans for catching and spearing his enemies, and drill his troops and improve his weapons, in fact to do some work, or have his throat cut, and be put in the oven and eaten. Thus it is really hard for the most fortunate people to avoid being earnest now and then. The people whose stories are told in this book were very different from each other in many ways. The child abbess, M�re AngŽlique, ruling her convent, and at war with naughty abbesses who hated being earnest, does not at once remind us of Hannibal. The great Montrose, with his poems and his scented love-locks, his devotion to his cause, his chivalry, his death, to which he went gaily clad like a bridegroom to meet his bride, does not seem a companion for Palissy the Potter, all black and shrunk and wrinkled, and bowed over his furnaces. It is a long way from gentle Miss Nightingale, tending wounded dogs when a child, and wounded soldiers when a woman, to Charles Gordon playing wild tricks at school, leading a Chinese army, watching alone at Khartoum, in a circle of cruel foes, for the sight of the British colours, and the sounds of the bagpipes that never met his eyes and ears.