Navies of South-East Asia

A Comparative Study

Author: James Goldrick,Jack McCaffrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415809428

Category: History

Page: 302

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"... A comprehensive survey of the development and operations of the navies of South-East Asia since the end of the Second World War." -- from p. [1].
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The European Union

Expand, Shrink Or Status Quo

Author: Bianca C. Hostetler

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781600211638

Category: Political Science

Page: 173

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The primary focus of the chapters presented in this book is the European Union. The EU is a treaty-based, institutional framework that defines and manages economic and political co-operation among its 25 member states (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom). The Union represents the latest stage in a process of European integration begun after World War II to promote peace and economic prosperity in Europe. This European integration project has evolved from encompassing primarily economic sectors to include developing a common foreign policy and closer police and judicial co-operation. With the end of the Cold War, the Union has also sought to extend the political and economic benefits of membership, especially to central and eastern Europe. This book examines the Union's expectations of the future, and the relationships that it has with countries in other parts of the world.
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Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering

Author: Manhar R. Dhanak,Nikolaos I. Xiros

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319166492

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1345

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This handbook is the definitive reference for the interdisciplinary field that is ocean engineering. It integrates the coverage of fundamental and applied material and encompasses a diverse spectrum of systems, concepts and operations in the maritime environment, as well as providing a comprehensive update on contemporary, leading-edge ocean technologies. Coverage includes an overview on the fundamentals of ocean science, ocean signals and instrumentation, coastal structures, developments in ocean energy technologies and ocean vehicles and automation. It aims at practitioners in a range of offshore industries and naval establishments as well as academic researchers and graduate students in ocean, coastal, offshore and marine engineering and naval architecture. The Springer Handbook of Ocean Engineering is organized in five parts: Part A: Fundamentals, Part B: Autonomous Ocean Vehicles, Subsystems and Control, Part C: Coastal Design, Part D: Offshore Technologies, Part E: Energy Conversion
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U.S. Conflicts in the 21st Century: Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror [3 volumes]

Afghanistan War, Iraq War, and the War on Terror

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440838798

Category: History

Page: 1228

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This three-volume reference work provides an up-to-date presentation and analysis of the U.S. wars of the 21st century, addressing their backgrounds, causes, courses, and consequences. It serves as an indispensable resource for students seeking to understand the role of the United States in the world today. • Provides up-to-date information on America's ongoing military conflicts and clear explanations of how these wars came about and the shifts in policy thereafter • Supplies comprehensive coverage detailing social, political, cultural, religious, ethnic, and military aspects of the 21st-century wars • Includes dozens of primary documents that are essential to understanding the events that have occurred, provide context to the text, and allow readers to examine the original sources of information directly • Identifies the key individuals and factors in strategic planning • Presents full information on the terror attacks visited on the United States and its key allies as well as the U.S. response to them
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The Security of Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region

Author: Dennis Rumley,Sanjay Chaturvedi,Mat Taib Yasin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317399935

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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First published in 2007, this book focuses on the security of sea lanes of communication. It was a joint publication between the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) and the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG) and is an important book for three particular reasons. First, it takes a step forward in identifying key policy themes that can be applied to interstate cooperation around the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). Second, the particular theme discussed is not only central to the economic well-being of Indian Ocean countries, but also to many of the world’s most important trading states, and finally the various discussions within the book raise a host of issues to which regional as well as non-regional policy-makers should give serious consideration.
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Jane's Fighting Ships

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Navies

Page: N.A

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Japan's Sea Lane Security

A Matter of Life and Death?

Author: Euan Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134250916

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

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This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan’s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan’s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such diverse fields as military strategy, diplomacy, trade policy, energy security, and law enforcement. Drawing upon case study material and primary research including interviews with officials and security analysts, the book presents a chronological analysis of Japan’s sea lane security. While Japan’s security policies have recently undergone relatively rapid change, a historical treatment of sea lane security issues reveals long-term continuity in security policymakers’ perceptions and responses regarding Japan's defence and foreign policy. Revealing a neglected but important aspect of Japan’s military and economic security, the book investigates why officials and analysts continue to portray the defence of Japan’s sea lanes as ‘a matter of life and death’.
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各國海域執法制度

【全套上下兩冊】

Author: 邊子光

Publisher: 秀威出版

ISBN: 986221967X

Category:

Page: 1358

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全世界首部詳述151個國家海域執法制度的巨著!本書就全世界各國的海域執法制度作一完整周詳並精要的論述,彙整各沿海國海域執法的特徵,呈現組織型態及各項特徵的分布、發現及詮釋,更進一步應用敘述性統計作兩變項間的關係測量;本書除可作為國內外大學及研究所相關科系之教材外,此時適逢我國行政院改造,海洋委員會及海巡署新制度的建立,更可作為重要參考。【秀威資訊科技股份有限公司製作】
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Black Salt

Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Author: Ray Costello

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1781388946

Category: History

Page: 246

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During the Age of Sail, black seamen could be found in many shipboard roles in the Royal Navy, such as gunners, deck-hands and 'top men', working at heights in the rigging. In the later Age of Steam, black seamen were more likely to be found on merchantmen below deck; as cooks, stewards and stokers. Nevertheless, the navy was possibly a unique institution in that black and white could work alongside each other more than in any other occupation. In this fascinating work, Dr. Ray Costello examines the work and experience of seamen of African descent in Britain's navy, from impressed slaves to free Africans, British West Indians, and British-born Black sailors. Seamen from the Caribbean and directly from Africa have contributed to both the British Royal Navy and Merchant Marine from at least the Tudor period and by the end of the period of the British Slave Trade at least three percent of all crewmen were black mariners. Black sailors signed off in British ports helped the steady growth of a black population. In spite of racial prejudice in port, relationships were forged between sailors of different races which frequently ignored expected norms when working and living together in the isolated world of the ship. Black seamen on British ships have served as by no means a peripheral force within the British Royal and Mercantile navies and were not only to be found working in both the foreground and background of naval engagements throughout their long history, but helping to ensure the supply of foodstuffs and the necessities of life to Britain. Their experiences span the gamut of sorrow and tragedy, heroism, victory and triumph.
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Insel der Verdammten

Roman

Author: James Jones

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105612181

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 8801

James Jones schrieb mit seinem schonungslosen Kriegsroman ›Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit‹ einen Bestseller, der ebenso wie die Verfilmung die ganze Welt erschütterte. Er ist der erste, 1951 erschienene Band einer großangelegten Kriegs-Trilogie, dem 1962 der hier vorliegende zweite Roman über die Schrecken des Pazifischen Krieges folgte und der in der ersten deutschen Übersetzung von 1963 unter dem Titel ›Der tanzende Elefant‹ veröffentlicht wurde. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
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Eine Maus kommt selten allein

Ein Fall für Mrs. Murphy

Author: Rita Mae Brown,Sneaky Pie Brown

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843710333

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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In ihrem 15. Fall ermittelt die Detektivin auf Samtpfoten weitab der Heimat in Kentucky. Während einer Pferdeschau stirbt ein Stallbursche eines unnatürlichen Todes- Mrs. Murphy und ihre vierbeinigen Freunde stehen vor einer großen Herausforderung.
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The British Battle Fleet

Its Inception and Growth Throughout the Centuries

Author: Fred T. Jane

Publisher: Brassey's

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 406

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Originally published in 1912, when the naval arms race with Germany was nearing its climax, this title is read as much for its views on the future of naval warfare as its detailed statistics. It fully covers British naval history, from Alfred the Great to the Dreadnought era. Fred T. Jane (1865-1916) is often regarded the father of modern naval journalism. He produced his first reference book inn 1882 at the time of the Royal Navy's bombardment of Alexandria, a collection of his own pen-and-ink sketches informed the public about the ships taking part. Then followed his All the World's Fighting Ships in 1897, published since then as an annual reference book covering the world's navies.
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Sensorische Integrationstherapie

Theorie und Praxis

Author: Anne G. Fisher,Elizabeth A. Murray,Anita C. Bundy

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662098644

Category: Medical

Page: 623

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Auf Wachstumskurs

Erfolg durch Expansion und Effizienzsteigerung

Author: Burkhard Schwenker,Stefan Bötzel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3540293493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

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Die entscheidende Herausforderung für das Management von Unternehmen ist es, profitables Wachstum sicherzustellen. Die Bedeutung profitablen Unternehmenswachstums steht außer Diskussion, doch ist längst nicht so klar, wie Unternehmen auf den Wachstumspfad gelangen und ihn dauerhaft beschreiten können. Was machen Firmen mit beständig hohen Wachstumsraten anders? Wie kommen sie zu ihrem Wachstum? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, hat Roland Berger Strategy Consultants eine umfassende quantitative Untersuchung der 1.700 größten Unternehmen der Welt durchgeführt, Märkte analysiert und in Interviews Manager in Unternehmen zu ihren Wachstumsstrategien befragt. Dieses Buch stellt die Ergebnisse der Studien zum Thema Unternehmenswachstum vor und entwickelt auf ihrer Basis neue Konzepte für nachhaltiges und profitables Wachstum. Die vorgestellten Konzepte können von Managern als Grundlage genutzt werden, um ihre Unternehmen auf Wachstumskurs zu bringen.
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Jane

A Pin-up at War

Author: Andy Saunders

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844150275

Category: History

Page: 164

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Jane was a wartime phenomenon. A sensation. She was also an important feature in the morale of Britain's fighting forces around the world and to those left behind on the "Home Front". So important, in fact, that her fame extended to the House of Commons where one wartime MP referred to our troops as "Jane's fighting men!" Until now there has been no published study of Jane or the woman who inspired her. This book fills the gap with a publication which will have a wide appeal. In a production combining words, photographs and selective cartoons, an in-depth look is taken at the Jane story and, in particular, the beautiful real life model behind that story, Christabel Leighton-Porter. A wealth of pictorial and photographic material exists to illustrate this highly visual story. Much of it has never before seen the light of day. All of it is of high quality and a considerable quantity falls into the 'glamor' category which will appeal to both male and female readers in what is an interesting study of wartime Britain and of Jane's historical and sociological importance of those times.
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