Citizens of the Sea

Wonderous Creatures from the Census of Marine Life

Author: Nancy Knowlton

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426206436

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 1351


"The incredible variety of marine life--in numbers, body form, behavior, and more--is at the heart of Citizens of the Sea, an irresistible plunge into the surprising world beneath the waves."-from inside cover.

Red Sea Citizens

Cosmopolitan Society and Cultural Change in Massawa

Author: Jonathan Miran

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253220793

Category: History

Page: 380

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Exploring the dynamic development of a Red Sea port town


Author: Delores Musante Gensch

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738504223

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 5391


Embraced by Sylvan Lake on the north, Shark River on the south, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Avon-by-the-Sea has always been synonymous with sandy beaches, great surfing, swimming, fishing, and panoramic views of its waters. Founded in the late nineteenth century by a tobacco industrialist, Avon-by-the-Sea became a resort by the early twentieth century. By restricting expansion early, the founders made sure that their "virtual utopia" would forever remain a small seaside community. Avon-by-the-Sea is the ideal pictorial history for this model community. With over two hundred images, primarily gathered from dozens of local residents, very little of the town's rich past escapes attention. This lively history includes a full chapter on the Avon Inn, the best-known and certainly best-loved guesthouse in the town's history. Throughout this intriguing reminiscence, Avon-by-the-Sea recaptures life on the waterfront, including the boardwalk, the Pavilion, and of course the beach.

The Mirror of the Sea

Easyread Large Bold Edition

Author: Joseph Conrad


ISBN: 1427030049

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 6964


In his autobiographical novel, The mirror of the Sea, Conrad muses on his twenty years' sea-faring career. While philosophizing on the sea, the author records his personal anecdotes as a sailor and ships officer and refers to the various personalities from his past. An unreserved account of his profoundly personal life is honestly depicted. A realistic and an atypical memoir!

The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World

Author: Lincoln Paine

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393579

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 8785


A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.

Sweatshops at Sea

Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present

Author: Leon Fink

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807877808

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 8831


As the main artery of international commerce, merchant shipping was the world's first globalized industry, often serving as a vanguard for issues touching on labor recruiting, the employment relationship, and regulatory enforcement that crossed national borders. In Sweatshops at Sea, historian Leon Fink examines the evolution of laws and labor relations governing ordinary seamen over the past two centuries. The merchant marine offers an ideal setting for examining the changing regulatory regimes applied to workers by the United States, Great Britain, and, ultimately, an organized world community. Fink explores both how political and economic ends are reflected in maritime labor regulations and how agents of reform--including governments, trade unions, and global standard-setting authorities--grappled with the problems of applying land-based, national principles and regulations of labor discipline and management to the sea-going labor force. With the rise of powerful nation-states in a global marketplace in the nineteenth century, recruitment and regulation of a mercantile labor force emerged as a high priority and as a vexing problem for Western powers. The history of exploitation, reform, and the evolving international governance of sea labor offers a compelling precedent in an age of more universal globalization of production and services.


Flowers and the Wide Sea

Author: Eric Rolls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780702230424

Category: History

Page: 631

View: 2477


Continuing the epic story of china's centuries-old relationship with Australia .. the sequel to Sojourners. Few writers are more highly respected than Eric Rolls, whose sensuous poetry and impeccably researched and incomparably seductive prose have won him a wide and appreciative audience over thirty years.

John Calvin's Commentaries On Jeremiah 48- 52 And The Lamentations (Annotated Edition)

Author: John Calvin

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849620603


Page: 576

View: 7091


This is the extended and annotated edition including * an extensive biographical annotation about the author and his life Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible. His commentaries cover the larger part of the Old Testament, and all of the new excepting Second and Third John and the Apocalypse. His commentaries and lectures stand in the front rank of Biblical interpretation. The Commentaries On Jeremiah, like those on The Minor Prophets, were delivered as Lectures In The Theological School At Geneva, taken down by some of the Pupils, and afterwards read to Calvin, and corrected. We find in them the production of the same vigorous and expansive mind: The Divine Oracles are faithfully explained, the meaning is clearly stated, and such brief deductions are made as the subjects legitimately warrant. Though the Lectures were extemporaneously delivered, there is yet so much order preserved, and such brevity, clearness, and suitableness of diction are found in them, that in these respects they nearly equal the most finished compositions of Calvin as proof that he possessed a mind of no common order. The Ministry Of Jeremiah extended over a large space of time from the thirteenth year of Josiah's reign till after the final overthrow of the nation; but for how long after that period, it is not known. Between the thirteenth year of Josiah and the destruction of the city and Temple, there were about forty years. This was a remarkable period, and Jeremiah nearly alone labored among the people. Their sins had been for the most part the same for a long time — for nearly two centuries, as it appears from the testimonies of his predecessors, Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Joel, Micah, Nahum, and Zephaniah; for these seven had in this order preceded him. Zephaniah And Habakkuk were probably for a time his contemporaries, the first at the commencement, and the other near the end of his ministry. The contumacy with which Jeremiah often charged the Jews was here evident, as they continued in their evil courses after so many urgent remonstrances by the former Prophets. This book contains Calvin's commentaries on Jeremiah 48 - 52 and the lamentations.

Gen. Harper's Speech, to the Citizens of Baltimore

On the Expediency of Promoting a Connexion Between the Ohio, at Pittsburgh, and the Waters of the Chesapeake, at Baltimore, by a Canal Through the District of Columbia. With His Reply to Some of the Objections of Mr. Winchester. Delivered at a Meeting, Held at the Exchange, on the 20th Day of December, 1823

Author: Robert Goodloe Harper

Publisher: N.A


Category: Canals

Page: 78

View: 7001


Register of Debates in Congress

Comprising the Leading Debates and Incidents of the Second Session of the Eighteenth Congress: [Dec. 6, 1824, to the First Session of the Twenty-fifth Congress, Oct. 16, 1837] Together with an Appendix, Containing the Most Important State Papers and Public Documents to which the Session Has Given Birth: to which are Added, the Laws Enacted During the Session, with a Copious Index to the Whole ..

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: N.A

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The Call of God

Women Doing Theology in Peru

Author: Tom Powers, S.J.,Tom Powers Sj

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791457894

Category: Religion

Page: 184

View: 1952


Explores the religious thought and lives of the poor women of Peru, who were central to the birth of liberation theology.