The Sea of Lost Opportunity

The Sea of Lost Opportunity
Author: Norman J. Smith
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-04-13
ISBN 10: 9780444536464
ISBN 13: 0444536469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea of Lost Opportunity Book Review:

This book is a contribution to the history of a vital stage of UK technical and economic development, perhaps the most important since the Second World War. It shows, from an industrial viewpoint, how the British handled the exploitation of their most significant natural resource gain of the 20th century. Notwithstanding the nearly 30 years of government support through the Offshore Supplies Office, the UK has not reaped the full benefit of the North Sea discoveries; this book attempts to explain why. It will assist governments and industries faced with future instances of unforeseen, specialist and large-scale new demand to manage their reactions more effectively. It also throws light on how governments can pursue strategic industrial objectives while leaving market mechanisms to function with minimal interference, something some administrations – perhaps even the British – may wish to do now or in the future. Covers the entire period from the first well offshore Britain until the dismantling of the specific British industrial policy measures for offshore supplies Based in large measure upon archives not previously accessed and the private testimony/papers of participants 'Drills down' to the level of individual company decisions through case study and other material The only properly researched description of how the world’s first major local content initiative developed

Sea of Lost Opportunity

Sea of Lost Opportunity
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:741450616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Sea of Lost Sons

The Sea of Lost Sons
Author: G.A. Gulick
Publsiher: Black Rose Writing
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 1684333946
ISBN 13: 9781684333943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sea of Lost Sons Book Review:

The Sea of Lost Sons is a story within a story. It begins with the fictional resumption of Treasure Island shortly after Captain Bones dies, and pirates raid the Benbow Inn. When Jim Hawkins sails away to find Bones’ treasure, Jonah, an orphan, takes his place at the Inn. Later, Jonah walks to Bristol to seek his fortune but is waylaid by a press gang and thrown onto a ship sailing to Africa to pick up captives for the slave trade. Jonah is shocked by the crew’s cruelty and befriends a young African boy. When the ship flounders and is attacked by the notorious Bartholomew Roberts, “Black Bart,” Jonah is taken aboard as a powder boy. The British Navy scuttles the pirate ship, Royal Fortune, killing Roberts and capturing the crew. Jonah admires the swaggering, complex ship’s surgeon, Peter Scudamore, and tries to prevent his hanging, but Scudamore and the crew die at Cape Corso Castle in 1722.

Stolen Heritage

Stolen Heritage
Author: Anthony Warwick-Ching
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN 10: 1800467656
ISBN 13: 9781800467651
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stolen Heritage Book Review:

Britain was the cradle of the industrial revolution. Its manufacturing prowess sustained a unique global standing in the nineteenth century and bore it to victory in the great wars of the twentieth. Quite suddenly, this pre-eminence has vanished. Only yesterday an industrial giant, the UK is heading for the third division.

Beyond the Clouds

Beyond the Clouds
Author: Louise Smith
Publsiher: Kingdom Builders Publications, LLC
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2015-03-13
ISBN 10: 0578120488
ISBN 13: 9780578120485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Clouds Book Review:

If you have a fascination with dreams and their interpretation, Beyond the Clouds (BTC) is a must read! BTC is an electrifying account of life experiences visions, and dreams with sound messages. Its riveting pages explore questions and answers to life struggles and triumphs. BTC will inspire and empower you through scripture and prophetic message. It is also a deeply personal book about Louise Smith’s love for God, and His love for her. BTC shares the personal stories about family and the great things God has done in her life, praise under pressure, the Word over worry and determination in the midst of disaster. You will also discover that there is a purpose to us all while learning approaches to our destiny. God the Creator supplies unlimited faith, courage and limitless imagination. Allow Beyond the Clouds to be a starting place for you in commitment and change.

Non State Actors Rights in Maritime Delimitation

Non State Actors  Rights in Maritime Delimitation
Author: Marianthi Pappa
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2021-07-08
ISBN 10: 1108835228
ISBN 13: 9781108835220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non State Actors Rights in Maritime Delimitation Book Review:

Critical analysis of the legal framework on maritime delimitation, with recommendations for the evolution of international law at sea.

Sea of Lost Love

Sea of Lost Love
Author: Santa Montefiore
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 1471132048
ISBN 13: 9781471132049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea of Lost Love Book Review:

An idyllic Cornish holiday in the summer of 1958. A happy aristocratic family blessed with wealth and promise. But unbeknown to all of them, death stalks paradise. When catastrophe strikes in the most unexpected way, the tragedy first breaks Celestria Montague's young heart - then shatters her every illusion. With the backing of her grandfather, a flamboyant American robber baron, Celestria sets out to unravel the deadly yet bizarre riddle. Amongst the orange groves of Italy's ruggedly beautiful southern coast, she finds a grotesque, bewildering mist of masquerades and mirrors. In this labyrinth of deception that threatens to destroy all her faith in family and affection, she meets a man who teaches her that truth is the heart of all love.

Northern Neighbours

Northern Neighbours
Author: Bryden John Bryden
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-23
ISBN 10: 0748696210
ISBN 13: 9780748696215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Northern Neighbours Book Review:

BCC approved (with endorsements)"e;How is it that two broadly similar countries, neighbours with roughly equal populations and similar natural conditions, can follow two very different development paths? The authors of Northern Neighbours claim that 'politics matter'. In their comparative history of Scotland and Norway, key factors in each county's development are thrown into relief. The result is a convincing explanation for their divergence and a significant contribution to development theory in general."e; Matthew Hoffman, Cornell University"e;In this important book we can read another exciting attempt to examine through the comparative lens the modern histories of Norway and Scotland. A team of interdisciplinary experts drawn from both countries and elsewhere in the UK have been assembled to consider the radically different historical paths of two small nations and the social, political and economic consequences."e; Professor Sir Tom M. Devine A topical, comparative study of the economic, social and political development of Norway and Scotland Northern Neighbours explores the reasons for, and outcomes of, the social, political and economic divergence between Scotland and Norway over a period encompassing 500 years, in an engaging and comprehensive way. This accessible comparative study takes a closer look at the links between suffrage, property ownership and the process of democratisation and distribution of political power, land use and reform, the relative movement of populations, the process of industrialization, and rights of access. It offers a thorough analysis of the history of religion, education and finance in both countries, and explores the exploitation of their rich natural resources, and the resulting contrast in their fortunes. The authors also pose timely questions about the future of both countries; whether the economic and social disparities between the two can be addressed, and if the Nordic model could provide a basis for a realistic and effective development strategy for Scotland, were it to become an independent nation.John Bryden is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography at the University of AberdeenOttar Brox is former research director of the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional ResearchLesley Riddoch is a freelance journalist, commentator and broadcastera

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management
Author: Hance D. Smith,Juan Luis Suárez de Vivero,Tundi S. Agardy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2015-10-16
ISBN 10: 1136294821
ISBN 13: 9781136294822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management Book Review:

This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment, their interrelationships as expressed through the uses of the sea as a resource, and the regional expression of these themes. The underlying approach is geographical, with prominence given to the biosphere, political arrangements and regional patterns – all considered to be especially crucial to the human understanding required for the use and management of the world's oceans. Part one addresses key themes in our knowledge of relationships between people and the sea on a global scale, including economic and political issues, and understanding and managing marine environments. Part two provides a systematic review of the uses of the sea, grouped into food, ocean space, materials and energy, and the sea as an environmental resource. Part three on the geography of the sea considers management strategies especially related to the state system, and regional management developments in both core economic regions and the developing periphery. Chapter 23 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.

Trillion Dollar Baby

Trillion Dollar Baby
Author: Paul Cleary
Publsiher: Black Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-08-29
ISBN 10: 186395869X
ISBN 13: 9781863958691
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trillion Dollar Baby Book Review:

For most of its history, Norway eked out a marginal existence from fishing, forestry and shipping. But things changed in 1969, when the country found one of the world’s biggest offshore oilfields. As the revenue started to flow, Norway began to create the world’s best system for developing mineral resources – and for extracting the maximum possible share of the profits. From the outset, Norway decided that it was the master and not the servant of Big Oil. Twenty years after it began stashing its cash, this country of just five million people has amassed the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with assets of more than US$850 billion – and it’s on track to exceed $1 trillion in 2020. Unlike many other countries, Norway has taken a non-renewable resource and turned it into a financial asset that can last for generations to come. This is the story of how the Norwegians did it.

History of the European Oil and Gas Industry

History of the European Oil and Gas Industry
Author: J. Craig,F. Gerali,F. MacAulauy,R. Sorkhabi
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2018-08-10
ISBN 10: 1786203634
ISBN 13: 9781786203632
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the European Oil and Gas Industry Book Review:

The history of the European oil and gas industry reflects local as well as global political events, economic constraints and the personal endeavours of individual petroleum geoscientists as much as it does the development of technologies and the underlying geology of the region. The first commercial oil wells in Europe were drilled in Poland in 1853, Romania in 1857, Germany in 1859 and Italy in 1860. The 23 papers in this volume focus on the history and heritage of the oil and gas industry in the key European oil-producing countries from the earliest onshore drilling to its development into the modern industry that we know today. The contributors chronicle the main events and some of the major players that shaped the industry in Europe. The volume also marks several important anniversaries, including 150 years of oil exploration in Poland and Romania, the centenary of the drilling of the first oil well in the UK and 50 years of oil production from onshore Spain.

Infrastructure Delivery Systems

Infrastructure Delivery Systems
Author: Bankole Osita Awuzie,Peter McDermott
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 9811372918
ISBN 13: 9789811372919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infrastructure Delivery Systems Book Review:

This book provides a framework for governing policy implementation by various stakeholders during the delivery of infrastructure projects. This framework relies on the tenets of the Viable Systems Model (VSM), a systems cybernetic model that enjoys a high level of acceptance in organizational analysis. The book presents a step-by-step guide for the multi-level governance of implementation during project delivery. Although the book focuses on the context of local content development policy and construction projects (infrastructure), it is presented in a manner that allows it to be adapted to other policies and sectors. The book includes a step-by-step methodology for assessing policy implementation in project or policy delivery systems. In addition, it shares insights into the probable challenges faced by the actors within the delivery system in achieving optimal implementation performance. Critical success factors are also highlighted, and illustrative diagrams of the framework are provided to facilitate understanding. The book is logically structured and presented in a straightforward manner. Also, the transposition of the VSM from a conventional organizational context to a multi-organizational context will appeal to readers with a background in systems thinking, monitoring or evaluation.

How Growth Really Happens

How Growth Really Happens
Author: Michael H. Best
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 0691179255
ISBN 13: 9780691179254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Growth Really Happens Book Review:

A groundbreaking study that shows how countries can create innovative, production-based economies for the twenty-first century Achieving economic growth is one of today's key challenges. In this groundbreaking book, Michael Best argues that to understand how successful growth happens we need an economic framework that focuses on production, governance, and skills. This production-centric framework is the culmination of three simultaneous journeys. The first has been Best's visits to hundreds of factories worldwide, starting early as the son of a labor organizer and continuing through his work as an academic and industrial consultant. The second is a survey of two hundred years of economic thought from Babbage to Krugman, with stops along the way for Marx, Marshall, Young, Penrose, Richardson, Schumpeter, Kuznets, Abramovitz, Keynes, and Jacobs. The third is a tour of historical episodes of successful and failed transformations, focusing sharply on three core elements—the production system, business organization, and skill formation—and their interconnections. Best makes the case that government should create the institutional infrastructures needed to support these elements and their interconnections rather than subsidize individual enterprises. The power of Best's alternative framework is illustrated by case studies of transformative experiences previously regarded as economic "miracles": America's World War II industrial buildup, Germany's postwar recovery, Greater Boston's innovation system, Ireland's tech-sector boom, and the rise of the Asian Tigers and China. Accessible and engaging, How Growth Really Happens is required reading for anyone who wants to advance today's crucial debates about industrial policy, free trade, outsourcing, and the future of work.

Physical Properties of Rocks

Physical Properties of Rocks
Author: Juergen H. Schön
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 044453797X
ISBN 13: 9780444537973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Properties of Rocks Book Review:

Physical Properties of Rocks: A Workbook is a symbiosis of a brief description of physical fundamentals of rock properties (based on typical experimental results and relevant theories and models) with a guide for practical use of different theoretical concepts. For this purpose a companion web site contains a selection of model based equations in excel worksheets for practical application and training by the user to work with his own data (or to ''play" in order to demonstrate the effects of various input information and to demonstrate the effects of various input information in petrophysical work. In two special chapters the problem of relationships between petrophysical parameters based on various model concepts is presented as a foundation for combined interpretation. This part also contains the author's 'structured model'. The workbook is a result of the more than 40 years experience of the author in teaching at universities and industrial courses. Presents all practical relevant properties of rock in one volume Experimental and theoretical fundamentals in a systematic framework Special focus on relationships between properties

New Perspectives on Deep water Sandstones

New Perspectives on Deep water Sandstones
Author: G. Shanmugam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0444563350
ISBN 13: 9780444563354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on Deep water Sandstones Book Review:

This handbook is vital for understanding the origin of deep-water sandstones, emphasizing sandy-mass transport deposits (SMTDs) and bottom-current reworked sands (BCRSs) in petroleum reservoirs. This cutting-edge perspective, a pragmatic alternative to the conventional turbidite concepts, is crucial because the turbidite paradigm is built on a dubious foundation without empirical data on sandy turbidity currents in modern oceans. In the absence of evidence for sandy turbidity currents in natural environments, elegant theoretical models and experimental observations of turbidity currents are irrelevant substitutes for explaining the origin of sandy deposits as "turbidites." In documenting modern and ancient SMTDs (sandy slides, sandy slumps, and sandy debrites) and BCRSs (deposits of thermohaline [contour] currents, wind-driven currents, and tidal currents), the author describes and interprets core and outcrop (1:20 to 1:50 scale) from 35 case studies worldwide (which include 32 petroleum reservoirs), totaling more than 10,000 m in cumulative thickness, carried out during the past 36 years (1974-2010). The book dispels myths about the importance of sea level lowstand and provides much-needed clarity on the triggering of sediment failures by earthquakes, meteorite impacts, tsunamis, and cyclones with implications for the distribution of deep-water sandstone petroleum reservoirs. Promotes pragmatic interpretation of deep-water sands using alternative possibilities Validates the economic importance of SMTDs and BCRS in deep-water exploration and production Rich in empirical data and timely new perspectives

Sea of Opportunity

Sea of Opportunity
Author: Manako Ogawa
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-01-31
ISBN 10: 0824854853
ISBN 13: 9780824854850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea of Opportunity Book Review:

Sea of Opportunity: The Japanese Pioneers of the Fishing Industry in Hawaii is a part historical and a part ethnographic study of Japanese fisheries in Hawaii from the late nineteenth century to contemporary times. When Japanese fishermen arrived in Hawaii from coastal communities in Japan, mainly Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, and Wakayama, they brought fishing techniques developed in their homeland to the Hawaiian archipelago and adapted them to new circumstances. Within a short period of time, they expanded the local fisheries into one of the pillars of Hawaii's economy. Unlike most of the previous works on Japanese immigrants to Hawaii, which focus on sugarcane plantations, this breakthrough book is the first comprehensive history of Japanese as fishermen. Original in its conception and research, the book begins with the early accomplishments of Japanese fishermen who advanced into foreign waters and situates their activities in the contexts of both Japan and Hawaii. Skillfully using sources in various languages, the author complicates the history of Japanese immigration to Hawaii by adding an obvious yet forgotten transoceanic agent—fishermen. Instead of challenging the notion of a land-based history of the local Japanese people in Hawaii, Ogawa tactfully shifts the focus by showing us that one of the earliest Japanese communities was made up of fishermen, whose pre–World War II success was a direct result of the growing plantation communities. She argues that their mobility enabled fishermen to retain homes on different shores much more easily than their farmer counterparts, but the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor affected both groups just the same. The postwar efforts to reconstruct Hawaii's fishing industry included transformation of its ethnic environment from Japanese domination into one that was supported by multiethnic groups. The arrival of Okinawan fishermen was critical in this development and reveals a complex cultural and political relationship between Hawaii, Okinawa, and Japan. Personal interviews conducted by Ogawa give these fishermen a chance to recount their often difficult transoceanic stories in their own language. Their unflappable entrepreneurship and ability to survive in different waters and lands parallel the experiences of many immigrants to Hawaii. Ogawa reminds readers of the reality of overfishing in Hawaii and what it means to the fishing communities whose sustenance relies heavily on the sea.

Tips and Tricks to Enjoy De junking Your Home Life and Spirit

Tips and Tricks to Enjoy De junking Your Home  Life and Spirit
Author: Sarah Schiller-Woodruff
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010-04-16
ISBN 10: 0557415446
ISBN 13: 9780557415441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tips and Tricks to Enjoy De junking Your Home Life and Spirit Book Review:

I wanted to create a book for myself and for others, a book that could give straight forward and simple advice on how to rid our homes of clutter, and how to take the junk out of our life styles, and how to purify our spirits.

A Sea for Encounters

A Sea for Encounters
Author: Stella Borg Barthet
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2009-01
ISBN 10: 9042027649
ISBN 13: 9789042027640
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Sea for Encounters Book Review:

The present volume contains general essays on: the relevance of `Commonwealth¿ literature; the treatment of Dalits in literature and culture; the teaching of African literature in the UK; `sharing places¿ and Drum magazine in South Africa; black British book covers as primers for cultural contact; Christianity, imperialism, and conversion; Orang Pendek and Papuans in colonial Indonesia; Carnival and drama in the anglophone Caribbean; issues of choice between the Maltese language and Its Others; and patterns of interaction between married couples in Malta. As well as these, there are essays providing close readings of works by the following authors: Chinua Achebe, André Aciman, Diran Adebayo, Monica Ali, Edward Atiyah, Margaret Atwood, Murray Bail, Peter Carey, Amit Chaudhuri, Austin Clarke, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Amitav Ghosh, Nadine Gordimer, Antjie Krog, Hanif Kureishi, Naguib Mahfouz, David Malouf, V.S. Naipaul, Michael Ondaatje, Tayeb Salih, Zadie Smith, Ahdaf Soueif, Yvonne Vera. Contributors: Jogamaya Bayer, Katrin Berndt, Sabrina Brancato, Monica Bungaro, Judith Lütge Coulli, Robert Cribb, Natasha Distiller, Evelyne Hanquart¿Turner, Marie Herbillon, Tuomas Huttunen, Gen¿ichiro Itakura, Jacqueline Jondot, Karen King¿Aribisala, Ursula Kluwick, Dorothy Lane, Ben Lebdai, Lourdes López¿Ropero, Amin Malak, Daniel Massa, Concepción Mengibar¿Rico, Susanne Reichl, Brigitte Scheer¿Schaezler, Lydia Sciriha, Jamie S. Scott, Andrea Strolz, Peter O. Stummer, Cynthia vanden Driesen, Clare Thake Vassallo. Stella Borg Barthet is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Malta. She is the author of papers and book chapters, mostly on Maltese, Australian, and African fiction. Her current research interests include North African and African-American writing.

Sea of Lost Souls

Sea of Lost Souls
Author: Emerald Dodge
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN 10: 9781732283039
ISBN 13: 1732283036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sea of Lost Souls Book Review:

A US Navy sailor dies and wakes up on a ghost ship.

A Long Petal of the Sea

A Long Petal of the Sea
Author: Isabel Allende
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 1984820168
ISBN 13: 9781984820167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Long Petal of the Sea Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home. “One of the most richly imagined portrayals of the Spanish Civil War to date, and one of the strongest and most affecting works in [Isabel Allende’s] long career.”—The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Esquire • Good Housekeeping • Parade In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of thousands are forced to flee in a treacherous journey over the mountains to the French border. Among them is Roser, a pregnant young widow, who finds her life intertwined with that of Victor Dalmau, an army doctor and the brother of her deceased love. In order to survive, the two must unite in a marriage neither of them desires. Together with two thousand other refugees, Roser and Victor embark on the SS Winnipeg, a ship chartered by the poet Pablo Neruda, to Chile: “the long petal of sea and wine and snow.” As unlikely partners, the couple embraces exile as the rest of Europe erupts in world war. Starting over on a new continent, they face trial after trial, but they will also find joy as they patiently await the day when they might go home. Through it all, their hope of returning to Spain keeps them going. Destined to witness the battle between freedom and repression as it plays out across the world, Roser and Victor will find that home might have been closer than they thought all along. A masterful work of historical fiction about hope, exile, and belonging, A Long Petal of the Sea shows Isabel Allende at the height of her powers. Praise for A Long Petal of the Sea “Both an intimate look at the relationship between one man and one woman and an epic story of love, war, family, and the search for home, this gorgeous novel, like all the best novels, transports the reader to another time and place, and also sheds light on the way we live now.”—J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Saints for All Occasions “This is a novel not just for those of us who have been Allende fans for decades, but also for those who are brand-new to her work: What a joy it must be to come upon Allende for the first time. She knows that all stories are love stories, and the greatest love stories are told by time.”—Colum McCann, National Book Award–winning author of Let the Great World Spin