The Edge of the Sea

Author: Rachel Carson,Sue Hubbell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395924969

Category: Nature

Page: 276

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Featuring a new introduction by Sue Hubbell, a groundbreaking environmental resource presents a fascinating foray into the sea--a watery world brimming with life--and the extraordinary world that exists at the boundary of land and water. Reissue.

The Lure of the Sea

The Discovery of the Seaside in the Western World, 1750-1840

Author: Alain Corbin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520066380

Category: History

Page: 380

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Corbin argues that with few exceptions people living before the eighteenth century knew nothing of the attractions of the coast, the visual delight of the sea, the desire to brave the force of the waves or to feel the coolness of sand against the skin. The image of the ocean in the popular consciousness was coloured by Biblical and mythical recollections of sea monsters, voracious whales, and catastrophic floods. It was perceived as sinister and unchanging, a dark, unfathomable force inspiring horror rather than attraction. These associations of catastrophe and fear in the minds of Europeans intensified the repulsion they felt towards deserted and dismal shores.

South Sea Tales - Südsee-Geschichten

Neu bearbeitete Ausgabe (Klassiker der ofd edition) - zweisprachig: deutsch/englisch

Author: Jack London

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3748158092

Category: Fiction

Page: 403

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Sämtliche in der Klassiker-Reihe der ofd edition veröffentlichten Werke wurden aufwendig neu editiert und der aktuellen Rechtschreibung angepasst. Die bessere Lesbarkeit und übersichtlichere Gestaltung verhelfen zu einem ungetrübten Lesegenuss und zu einem deutlich besseren inhaltlichen Verständnis. Übersetzungen von Originaltexten wurden komplett überarbeitet, dem Ursprungstext angepasst und gegebenenfalls um fehlende Passagen ergänzt. Unter dem Eindruck einer mehr als zweijährigen Weltreise, die Jack London mit seiner Yacht "Snark" unternommen hatte, schrieb er eine Reihe von Romanen und Erzählungen, die von Abenteuern in der Südsee handeln. Ein zentrales Thema ist häufig das Aufeinandertreffen Eingeborener mit weißen Männern. Im Jahr 1911 wurden acht dieser Geschichten, in denen es mal um Feindschaft, mal um Freundschaft geht, in dem Sammelband "South Sea Tales" erstmals veröffentlicht. Hier finden sie die englische Original- sowie eine deutsche Fassung der Texte, basierend auf der Übersetzung von Erwin Magnus.

The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea

Author: Donald R. Rothwell,Alex G. Oude Elferink,Tim Stephens,Karen N. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019871548X

Category: Law

Page: 997

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Human activities have taken place in the world's oceans and seas for most of human history. With such a vast number of ways in which the oceans can be used for trade, exploited for natural resources and fishing, as well as concerns over maritime security, the legal systems regulating the rights and responsibilities of nations in their use of the world's oceans have long been a crucial part of international law. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea comprehensively defined the parameters of the law of the sea in 1982, and since the Convention was concluded it has seen considerable development. This Oxford Handbook provides a comprehensive and original analysis of its current debates and controversies, both theoretical and practical. Written by over forty expert and interdisciplinary contributors, the Handbook sets out how the law of the sea has developed, and the challenges it is currently facing. The Handbook consists of forty chapters divided into six parts. First, it explains the origins and evolution of the law of the sea, with a particular focus upon the role of key publicists such as Hugo Grotius and John Selden, the gradual development of state practice, and the creation of the 1982 UN Convention. It then reviews the components which comprise the maritime domain, assessing their definition, assertion, and recognition. It also analyses the ways in which coastal states or the international community can assert control over areas of the sea, and the management and regulation of each of the maritime zones. This includes investigating the development of the mechanisms for maritime boundary delimitation, and the decisions of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. The Handbook also discusses the actors and intuitions that impact on the law of the sea, considering their particular rights and interests, in particular those of state actors and the principle law of the sea institutions. Then it focuses on operational issues, investigating longstanding matters of resource management and the integrated oceans framework. This includes a discussion and assessment of the broad and increasingly influential integrated oceans management governance framework that interacts with the traditional law of the sea. It considers six distinctive regions that have been pivotal to the development of the law of the sea, before finally providing a detailed analysis of the critical contemporary issues facing the law of the sea. These include threatened species, climate change, bioprospecting, and piracy. The Handbook will be an invaluable and thought-provoking resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of the law of the sea.
Posted in: Law

The Log from the Sea of Cortez

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440674044

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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A Penguin Classic In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Baltic Sea

Author: A. Voipio

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080870687

Category: Science

Page: 417

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The Baltic Sea

Diving and Snorkeling the Sea of Cortez

Author: Susan Speck,Bruce Williams

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1425932029

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 92

View: 3948


I have written this book for everyone who used drugs or is using drugs, and is in prison or treatment. I have written this book for your kids and family who had to go through pain and trials and were strong enough to make it through. I want to say to all the parents out there who are using, please read my book, see and feel my pain, my hurt, my loss, and understand that your children are hurting. Every time you want to get high think about what I went through; think about how you don't want your children hurt. Never say never you never know what's happening to your kids when you are leading a life in drugs and crime. Let my book awake you out of your coma and break those generational curses that have been passed down to you, and save your kids from heartache and pain. Let life come back into your mind, body, and soul because you can't stay lost forever. Let this book rock the very foundation you stand on because it's all true. You have to love yourself so you can love your kids. Trust in God no matter what your beliefs are; trust in God, he will carry you, he will be your first husband, your father, and your mother, even your best friend. If you're using, please wake up; even if you don't have any kids you are worth it, you are loved, you are human. Learn to forgive, and forgive yourself. Speak life into yourself, not death; no matter how hard life is get up and keep on keeping on. And for all the kids who are going through this, stay strong and faithful in God the man above, and never, never do drugs no matter how sad or depressed you get. Remember if you never take your first hit you will never have to quit! Stay clean and drug-free for all your days on earth. Look at me, I am drug-free despite what I've been through, so have faith and stay strong. Lots of love, Marlisha

The Law of International Sea Piracy

Author: Barry Hart Dubner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789024721917

Category: Law

Page: 176

View: 9502


This volume presents an analysis of the maritime boundary delimitations of the Russian Federation. The focus of this analysis is the relationship between state practice & the rules of public international law applicable to the delimitation of maritime zones between neighboring states. A first part establishes the contents of the law in this field. The main part of the work concerns an analysis of the position of the Russian Federation on the rules of maritime delimitation law & the practice of this state in relation to the delimitation of specific maritime boundaries with neighboring states. The case study of the Russian Federation illustrates the significance of international law for the delimitation of maritime boundaries, while at the same time indicating the limits of the influence of the law on state behavior.
Posted in: Law

International Wildlife Encyclopedia: Rifleman - sea slug

Author: Maurice Burton,Robert Burton

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761472827

Category: Animals

Page: 3168

View: 5105


This twenty-two volume set presents the appearance and behavior of thousands of species of animals along with species population and prospects for survival in a arranged alphabetically and easy-to-read format.