Recently widowed, Iris lives with her two children at the edge of the sea notorious for wrecking boats and drowning swimmers. Sean loves to swim in the turbulent sea and talks to his animal friends; while Lily has inherited her father's love of books--and of the forest. With the help of Madhu and the town's colorful psychic, the family tries to get on with their lives in their isolated home; that is until a visitor drowns. The sea hasn't claimed a life in seventeen years. Something has changed, and now the weather won't let up. As the mother of all storms descends, something stirs deep in the forest. Sean and Lily find themselves becoming unsuspecting pawns in a struggle between land and sea, as the interweaving tale of a family separated by a terrible twist of fate some five hundred years ago, finally begins to unravel.
For Christopher Newly, a wiry, redheaded British lad of nineteen, signing on to a ship while on the lawless Island of Tortola in the Caribbean seemed to be the only way to reach his goal of securing a better life than the one of indentured servitude he had left behind in England. Little did he know, the Jolly Roger flag hoisted above his head at dawn and Captain Ethan Pike, the captain of the Sovereign of the Seas, would make him wealthy beyond his wildest dreams and set him down on a path of breathtaking adventures beyond the realm of any imagination. This rags to riches pirate tale takes place back in 1799, when the golden age of piracy was coming to its end. The HMS Sovereign of the Seas was King George's prize possession until Captain Pike relieved the king of her. Captain Pike's map of the sea leads the crew on a perilous quest, with the witch of the sea, Miranda, following their every move. Newly tells the lighthearted tale, fit for the entire family, of the crew's search for the four keys of the sea. Their adventurous journey takes them across the Caribbean Sea fighting off the British Navy and finding unimaginable adventures, wonderful scenes, unbelievable horrors, and magnificent treasures. If you dare, the map of the sea awaits you!
This work presents an in-depth analysis of the most complex of the many ocean boundary delimitation problems confronting neighboring states in the Pacific region. In each case the various factors influencing the parties to the dispute are examined in detail & alternative diplomatic options are compared. Special emphasis is given to the problems of Southeast Asia, East Asia, & the Northeast Pacific, but regional developments in the Southwest Pacific & the Central & Southeast Pacific are also discussed. The authors, who are prominent specialists in the field of ocean policy studies place their factor-and-option analysis of these difficult disputes within a multidisciplinary, 'functionalist' framework, & offer some original proposals for innovative ocean diplomacy that now seem realistic in light of recent improvements in the international political arena.
Highly illustrated with colour images and specially commissioned maps throughout, this is a unique exploration of the pirate world. Often romanticised in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to the Viking raids and on to the era of privateers. He discusses the so-called 'Golden Age of Piracy' and colourful characters such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, before examining the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast and the phenomenon of the modern pirate.
Although conflict was once restricted to land, the introduction of warships and planes eventually expanded the theater of war to include both water and sky. New combat strategies emerged with these changing technologies and dramatically impacted such events as the First World War. This comprehensive volume examines the various crafts that have shifted the front lines of war to previously unimagined heights and depths and the tactics that have accompanied these developments.
A monumental retelling of world history through the lens of maritime enterprise, revealing in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, lake and stream, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world’s waterways, bringing together civilizations and defining what makes us most human. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors’ first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India and Southeast and East Asia, who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish thriving overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European expansion. And finally, his narrative traces how commercial shipping and naval warfare brought about the enormous demographic, cultural, and political changes that have globalized the world throughout the post–Cold War era. This tremendously readable intellectual adventure shows us the world in a new light, in which the sea reigns supreme. We find out how a once-enslaved East African king brought Islam to his people, what the American “sail-around territories” were, and what the Song Dynasty did with twenty-wheel, human-powered paddleboats with twenty paddle wheels and up to three hundred crew. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be linked to the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history.
Wheaton, Henry. Elements of International Law: with a Sketch of the History of the Science. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. xiv, 375 pp. Reprinted 2002 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 00-066335. ISBN 1-58477-170-4. Cloth. $80. * Reprint of the first edition of this important treatise on international law by the distinguished lawyer and diplomat. The work enjoyed numerous later editions and translations. "Mr. Wheaton's early familiarity with the jurisprudence and foreign relations of the United States, his long experience in diplomacy, his intimate acquaintance with European languages and foreign diplomatic writers, entitles his writings upon International Law to more than ordinary consideration. His works enjoy the highest reputation for the soundness of their views, and the learning and research displayed in illustrating the various topics discussed." Marvin, Legal Bibliography (1847) 728, citing third edition. "On his own merits Wheaton is clearly entitled to rank among the classics. Like Grotius, he embodied a happy combination of profound scholarship with a wide experience of diplomatic and public life, and his work further resembles that of Grotius in that it cannot be classified under the conventional labels of any doctrinal system. His insistence upon the fundamental principles of natural law is balanced by his analysis of practice as an immediate source of positive law." H.A. Smith, Law Quarterly Review 307-308. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 584, citing 8th ed. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 103156. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 7200. Sweet and Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations II:377. Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University (1909) II:905.