History

The Great Wall at Sea, 2nd Edition

China's Navy in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Bernard Cole

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612511635

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 762

In this new edition, Bernard Cole revises his acclaimed study of China s navy, one that continues to grow while the U.S. Navy shrinks. According to the author, Beijing is now giving increased attention to guarding its vital sea lanes because of the nation s growing dependence on maritime trade, especially energy supplies. He provides a thorough description of China s naval establishment, including its personnel system, followed by a detailed view of its ships, submarines, and aircraft, all marked by technical sophistication and capability as China reaches the top rank of the world s maritime powers. His evaluation is based on extensive interviews with Chinese and other naval experts, in-depth perusal of original documents, and visits to Chinese warships, training facilities, and shore establishments.

Report to Congress of the U. S. -China Economic and Security Review Commission

Author: Carolyn Bartholomew

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437926002

Category:

Page: 367

View: 7129

This report responds to the mandate for the Committee ¿to monitor, investigate, and report on the national security implications of the bilateral trade and economic relationship between the U.S. and the People¿s Republic of China.¿ Includes detailed treatment of investigations of the following areas: The U.S.-China Trade and Economic Relationship; China¿s Activities Directly Affecting U.S. Security Interests; China in Asia; China¿s Media and Information Controls -- The Impact in China and the U.S.; Comprehensive List of the Commission¿s Recommendations; Additional Views of Commissioners; Appendices. Charts and tables.
History

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

View: 9205

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
China

China Naval Modernization: Implications for U. S. Navy Capabilities

Background and Issues for Congress

Author: Ronald O'Rourke

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437928390

Category: China

Page: 29

View: 2385

Contents: (1) Scope, Sources, and Terminology; (2) Overview of China¿s Naval Modern.; Inception; Elements of Modern. Effort; Limitations and Weaknesses; Reasons for Modern. Effort; Elements of China¿s Naval Modern.; Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles; Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles; Subs.; Aircraft Carriers; Surface Combatants; Amphibious Ships; Maritime Surveill. and Targeting Systems; Operations Away From Home Waters; Comparing U.S. and Chinese Naval Capabilities; Potential Oversight Issues for Congress; China as a Defense-Planning Priority; (3) Potential Navy-Related Program Implications; Highly Capable Ships and Aircraft; Pacific Fleet¿s Share of the Navy; Homeporting Pacific Fleet Ships in Forward Locations; Larger vs. Smaller Ships.
History

Sea Power and the Asia-Pacific

The Triumph of Neptune?

Author: Geoffrey Till,Patrick Bratton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136627243

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6986

With particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the rise and fall of sea powers. In the Asia-Pacific region there has been significant expansion of sea-based economies together with burgeoning naval power. Many claim that these processes will transform the world’s future economic and security relationships. The book addresses the question of to what extent the notion of ‘Asia rising’ is reflected by and dependent on its developing sea power. A central theme is the Chinese challenge to long-term Western maritime ascendency and what might be the consequences of this. In order to situate current and future developments this book includes chapters which analyse what sea power means and has meant, as well as its role, both historic and contemporary, in the rise and fall of great powers. This book will be of much interest to students of naval power, Asian politics, strategic studies, war and conflict studies, IR and security studies.

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

View: 1592

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】
Fiction

Mein Leben ohne Gestern

Roman

Author: Lisa Genova,Veronika Dünninger

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 9783785760161

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 7988

Anrührend, beängstigend und doch voller Hoffnung: Mein Leben ohne Gestern erzählt die bewegende Geschichte einer Frau, die sich von der eigenen Vergangenheit verabschieden muss, um einer Zukunft entgegenzusteuern, in der vieles nicht mehr da ist und etwas doch bleibt.
History

Black Salt

Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Author: Ray Costello

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1781388946

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 8764

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.
Business & Economics

The Tools of Owatatsumi

Japan’s Ocean Surveillance and Coastal Defence Capabilities

Author: Desmond Ball,Richard Tanter

Publisher: ANU Press

ISBN: 1925022277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 5383

Japan is quintessentially by geography a maritime country. Maritime surveillance capabilities – underwater, shore-based and airborne – are critical to its national defence posture. This book describes and assesses these capabilities, with particular respect to the underwater segment, about which there is little strategic analysis in publicly available literature. Since the end of the Cold War, Chinese oceanographic and navy vessels have intruded into Japanese waters with increasing frequency, not counting their activities in disputed waters such as around the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands and Okinotorishima where China and Japan have overlapping territorial claims. These intrusions have increasingly involved warships, including submarines, sometimes acting quite aggressively. Japan maintains an extraordinary network of undersea hydrophone arrays, connected to shore-stations which are typically equipped with electronic intelligence (ELINT) systems, for monitoring, identifying and tracking submarine and surface traffic in its internal straits and surrounding seas. Some parts of this network are operated jointly with, and are of crucial importance to, the US Navy. Japan’s superlative submarine detection capabilities would be of decisive advantage in any submarine engagement. But the relevant facilities are relatively vulnerable, which makes them very lucrative targets in any conflict. This introduces compelling escalatory dynamics, including the involvement of US forces and possible employment of nuclear options.
Fiction

Emma

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257608543

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1894

Emma Woodhouse ist gutherzig, kapriziös, verwöhnt, auch ein wenig arrogant, aber bei allen Mängeln sympathisch, meint sie in ihrer Umgebung Vorsehung spielen zu müssen und versucht, wie es ihr die Phantasie gerade eingibt, ihre männlichen und weiblichen Bekannten miteinander zu verheiraten. Das geht natürlich ständig schief, und es gelingt ihr auf diese Weise, das stille, eintönige Highbury gründlich durcheinanderzuwirbeln. Schließlich kommt auch sie, die nie heiraten wollte, zu Vernunft und Ehemann.

Der 33-Tage-Krieg

Israels Krieg gegen die Hisbollah und seine Konsequenzen

Author: Gilbert Achcar,Michel Warschawski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783894015398

Category:

Page: 93

View: 4954

Philosophy

The Big Bang Theory und die Philosophie

Stein, Papier, Schere, Aristoteles, Locke

Author: William Irwin,Dean A. Kowalski

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644530610

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 4445

Was würde Aristoteles über Sheldon Coopers Leben sagen? Warum würde Thomas Hobbes die Mitbewohner-Vereinbarung gutheißen? Und wen würde Immanuel Kant dafür verspotten, un-unentwirrbare Lügengespinste zu spinnen? «The Big Bang Theory und die Philosophie» liefert die Antworten und verbindet auf unwiderstehlich streberhafte Weise die Theorien der größten Denker der Welt mit Einblicken in die genialen Köpfe der Kult-Serie. Es gibt viele Bücher über Philosophie, doch nur diesem gelingt ein formvollendeter Bogenschlag zu Darth Vader, Mr. Spock, Wolverine, Superman, Green Lantern und «World of Warcraft». Bazinga!
Fiction

Lord Stonevilles Geheimnis

Author: Sabrina Jeffries

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3802589297

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2246

Der Marquess von Stoneville, Oliver Sharpe, wird von einem tragischen Ereignis aus seiner Vergangenheit verfolgt: Er gibt sich die Schuld am Tod seiner Eltern. Sein haltloser Lebensstil sorgt in der vornehmen Gesellschaft für Skandale. Bis seine Großmutter ihn eines Tages vor die Wahl stellt: Entweder Oliver sucht sich eine Frau und heiratet sie, oder er verliert sein Erbe. Kurz darauf begegnet Oliver der Amerikanerin Maria und heckt mit ihr einen Plan aus. Maria soll sich als seine Verlobte ausgeben. Doch Oliver hätte niemals vermutet, dass er sich in die hübsche Maria tatsächlich verlieben könnte ...

Die Mauer

wie es war, hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang aufzuwachsen

Author: Peter Sis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446208926

Category:

Page: 50

View: 7384

Der Zeichner Peter Sis erzählt hier mit klaren Worten und vielen Bildern von seiner Kindheit und Jugend in der Tschechoslowakei, die damals zum sozialistischen Ostblock gehörte. Ab 12.
Fiction

Wer zuletzt beißt

Author: Mary Janice Davidson

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 380258824X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5946

Betsy Taylor, Königin der Vampire, ist kaum aus den Flitterwochen zurückgekehrt, als eine Horde wilder Blutsauger in ihr Haus einfällt und ihre Fähigkeiten als Herrscherin auf eine harte Probe stellt. Kurz darauf bittet Detektiv Nick Berry sie um Hilfe bei der Aufklärung einiger schrecklicher Mordfälle, bei denen offenbar ein Vampir die Hand im Spiel hatte. Zu allem Unglück wird Betsy außerdem vom Geist ihrer unlängst verstorbenen Stiefmutter verfolgt, die nach dem Tod noch viel unausstehlicher ist als zu Lebzeiten. Und auch das Eheleben mit ihrem frisch angetrauten Gatten Eric verläuft alles andere als harmonisch. Siebter Band der Betsy-Taylor-Reihe. Mit Bonus-Story "Speed Dating auf Werwolf-Art"
Fiction

Mein ungezähmtes Herz

Roman

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641082544

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 8873

Colonel Derek Delborough ist in verdeckter Mission unterwegs, um dem gefährlichen Anführer eines Geheimbunds das Handwerk zu legen. Eine junge Dame ist dabei das Letzte, wofür er Zeit erübrigen kann. Die unerschrockene Deliah Duncannon lässt sich indes nicht abweisen und heftet sich hartnäckig an seine Fersen. Unversehens geraten Derek und seine schöne Begleiterin in einen wilden Strudel aus Mord, Verrat und Intrigen. Und schon bald ist nicht nur Dereks Leben in Gefahr, sondern auch sein Herz ...