History

Jane's fighting ships

2008-2009

Author: Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628459

Category: History

Page: 1000

View: 6368

This is a guide to the world's navies. Country by country, the text contains commentaries for each ship, complete with comprehensive details of displacement and dimensions, main machinery, speed and range, weapons systems, construction and modernisation programmes, and latest operational status.
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: 6184

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: 344

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.
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: 495

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

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: 6609

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
Navies

Jane's Fighting Ships

Author: Frederick Thomas Jane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Navies

Page: N.A

View: 8754

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: 6462

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.
Reference

Jane's Fighting Ships 2015 2016

Yearbook

Author: Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Ihs Global Incorporated

ISBN: 9780710631435

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 7417

This is a guide to the world's navies. Country by country, the text contains commentaries for each ship, complete with comprehensive details of displacement and dimensions, main machinery, speed and range, weapons systems, construction and modernisation programmes and latest operational status.
Medical

Diagnosis

Mercury: Money, Politics, and Poison

Author: Jane Marie Hightower

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597264532

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 7781

One morning in 2000, Dr. Jane Hightower walked into her exam room to find a patient with disturbing symptoms she couldn’t explain. The woman was nauseated, tired, and had difficulty concentrating, but a litany of tests revealed no apparent cause. She was not alone. Dr. Hightower saw numerous patients with similar, inexplicable ailments, and eventually learned that there were many more around the nation and the world. They had little in common—except a healthy appetite for certain fish. Dr. Hightower’s quest for answers led her to mercury, a poison that has been plaguing victims for centuries and is now showing up in seafood. But this “explanation” opened a Pandora’s Box of thornier questions. Why did some fish from supermarkets and restaurants contain such high levels of a powerful poison? Why did the FDA base its recommendations for “safe” mercury consumption on data supplied by Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist extremists? And why wasn’t the government warning its citizens? In Diagnosis: Mercury, Dr. Hightower retraces her investigation into the modern prevalence of mercury poisoning, revealing how political calculations, dubious studies, and industry lobbyists endanger our health. While mercury is a naturally occurring element, she learns there’s much that is unnatural about this poison’s prevalence in our seafood. Mercury is pumped into the air by coal-fired power plants and settles in our rivers and oceans, and has been dumped into our waterways by industry. It accumulates in the fish we eat, and ultimately in our own bodies. Yet government agencies and lawmakers have been slow to regulate pollution or even alert consumers. Why? The trail of evidence leads to Canada, Japan, Iraq, and various U.S. institutions, and as Dr. Hightower puts the pieces together, she discovers questionable connections between ostensibly objective researchers and industries that fear regulation and bad press. Her tenacious inquiry sheds light on a system in which, too often, money trumps good science and responsible government. Exposing a threat that few recognize but that touches many, Diagnosis: Mercury should be required reading for everyone who cares about their health.
Technology & Engineering

Fighting Traffic

The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City

Author: Peter D. Norton

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262293889

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 8778

Before the advent of the automobile, users of city streets were diverse and included children at play and pedestrians at large. By 1930, most streets were primarily a motor thoroughfares where children did not belong and where pedestrians were condemned as "jaywalkers." In Fighting Traffic, Peter Norton argues that to accommodate automobiles, the American city required not only a physical change but also a social one: before the city could be reconstructed for the sake of motorists, its streets had to be socially reconstructed as places where motorists belonged. It was not an evolution, he writes, but a bloody and sometimes violent revolution. Norton describes how street users struggled to define and redefine what streets were for. He examines developments in the crucial transitional years from the 1910s to the 1930s, uncovering a broad anti-automobile campaign that reviled motorists as "road hogs" or "speed demons" and cars as "juggernauts" or "death cars." He considers the perspectives of all users--pedestrians, police (who had to become "traffic cops"), street railways, downtown businesses, traffic engineers (who often saw cars as the problem, not the solution), and automobile promoters. He finds that pedestrians and parents campaigned in moral terms, fighting for "justice." Cities and downtown businesses tried to regulate traffic in the name of "efficiency." Automotive interest groups, meanwhile, legitimized their claim to the streets by invoking "freedom" -- a rhetorical stance of particular power in the United States. Fighting Traffic offers a new look at both the origins of the automotive city in America and how social groups shape technological change.
Juvenile Fiction

Iron Thunder

The Battle between the Monitor & the Merrimac

Author: Avi

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423140621

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5097

Iron Thunder
Fiction

Plague Ship

Author: Clive Cussler,Jack Du Brul

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440634192

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3526

Chairman Juan Cabrillo and the rest of the Corporation's mercenaries fight to stop a corrupt activist group from unleashing a viral attack in this #1 New York Times-bestselling adventure from the Oregon Files. Captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo and manned by a crew of former military and spy personnel, the Oregon is a private enterprise, available for any government agency that can afford it. They've just completed a top secret mission against Iran in the Persian Gulf when they come across a cruise ship adrift at sea. Hundreds of bodies litter its deck, and, as Cabrillo tries to determine what happened, explosions rack the length of the ship. Barely able to escape with his own life and that of the liner’s sole survivor, Cabrillo finds himself plunged into a mystery as intricate – and as perilous – as any he has ever known and pitted against a cult with monstrously lethal plans for the human race . . . plans he may already be too late to stop
History

Jane's Fighting Ships, 2006-2007

Author: Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710627537

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 5629

This is a guide to the world's navies. Country by country, the text contains commentaries for each ship, complete with comprehensive details of displacement and dimensions, main machinery, speed and range, weapons systems, construction and modernisation programmes, and latest operational status.

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: 2903

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】
Navies

Jane's Fighting Ships of World War I

Author: John Evelyn Moore

Publisher: Crescent Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Navies

Page: 320

View: 7947

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History

Sisters in the Brotherhoods

Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York City

Author: J. LaTour

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230614078

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 841

Sisters in the Brotherhoods is an oral-history-based study of women who have, against considerable odds, broken the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about what constitutes women's work, the middle-class bias of feminism, the daily grinding sexism of male co-workers, and the institutionalised discrimination of employers and unions. It is also the story of some gutsy women who, seeking the material rewards and personal satisfactions of skilled manual labour, have struggled to make a place for themselves among New York City's construction workers, stationary engineers, firefighters, electronic technicians, plumbers, and transit workers. Each story contributes to an important unifying theme: the way women confronted the enormous sexism embedded in union culture and developed new organisational forms to support their struggles, including and especially the United Tradeswomen.
Warships

Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945

Author: Hansgeorg Jentschura,Dieter Jung,Peter Mickel

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781854095251

Category: Warships

Page: 284

View: 1798

This illustrated encyclopedia features every warship of the Imperial Japanese Fleet from its inception in 1869 to its final defeat in 1945. It includes ironclads, battleships, submarines and many others with drawings and photographs.
Fiction

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Author: Mary Ann Shaffer,Annie Barrows

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408803313

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1883

The beloved, life-affirming international bestseller which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide - now a major film starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay, Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton To give them hope she must tell their story. It's 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer's block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books – and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.
History

Jane's Fighting Ships 2014-2015: Yearbook

Author: Stephen Commodore Saunders

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710631015

Category: History

Page: 1046

View: 9975

This is a guide to the world's navies. Country by country, the text contains commentaries for each ship, complete with comprehensive details of displacement and dimensions, main machinery, speed and range, weapons systems, construction and modernisation programmes and latest operational status.
Juvenile Fiction

Graceling

Author: Kristin Cashore

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152063962

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 471

View: 3911

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.