Description : Introduction: political roles for fish populations -- The fishing empires of the Pacific: the Americans, the Japanese, and the Soviets -- Islands and war -- Manifest destiny and fishing -- Tariffs -- Industrialization -- Treaties -- Imperialism -- Enclosure -- Conclusions: updating the best available science
Description : As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be fifteen years of bitter fighting. It was a war won at sea, and by the time of Waterloo Britain had gained control and possessed the foundations of her vast empire. Brought vividly to life through the words and stories of the ordinary people caught up in the conflict, this is a sweeping history of the years of naval warfare that set the balance of power in Europe for the following century. Taking in gallant duels, bloody battles between huge fleets, amphibious assaults, daring coastal raids, and the subtleties of espionage and naval intelligence, this global conflict truly was THE WAR FOR ALL THE OCEANS.
Description : A striking fiction story. This is the story of Baba, a young adolescent from Mauritania, who decided to risk his life in order to escape poverty. As he sets out for an illegal boat trip across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, Baba faces a series of challenges and obstacles throughout his quest for happiness. Amadou was born in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. He came to the United States of America as a Fulbright Scholar and graduated from the Appalachian State University. Amadou is one of the first students from his country to write a fiction novel.
Description : This is the true account of a young man's journey, sailing his 21 foot, wooden boat single-handed over 7,000 miles. Over a period of seven years, he set off from British Columbia in the spring of 1979 and sailed first to San Francisco, then the Hawaiian Islands and on to a remote Pacific coral atoll called Fanning Island. It was here that he was offered the position of Relief Manager of a coconut plantation for a few months and ended up staying for six years. The book is part sailing log and part travelogue and expertly describes the conditions he endured, the power of the elements and his experience of living and working thousands of miles from home.
Description : This book presents compelling evidence that we can still believe in God. We must rst realize, however, that there is a parallel force opposing good. Good is complacent whereas evil is relentless and determined. Within mindlessness, evil is normal, natural, and always. Evil is a negative, not a positive; it is merely the absence of goodness, of God. It is relentless only in that it is ever present and waiting as darkness is always present without light ... as is cold nothing but the absence of warmth ... as is absolute zero outside the universe and God's creation. Within man, evil seeks every opportunity to campaign. It infests media, literature, and academia. It attempts through the proliferation of media outlets to convince that there is no evil and no God. The results of this campaign are obvious. In modern societies in which more money and time are spent on care and concern for youth than ever before, children are ever more lost and confused, and for the rst time in history are killing each other. They are being taught via the media and in schools to hate-hate Christianity, hate Christians and Jews, hate church and religion, hate the Bible and commandments, hate democracy and freedom. They are not being taught the truth or being shown the evidence for the existence of God. "
Description : Part Two of The Roads to Moscow The War For Time Continues. From the frozen tundra of 13th Century Russia to the battle of Paltava in 1709 and beyond, Otto Behr has waged an unquestioning, unending war across time for his people. But now a third unidentified power has joined the game across the ocean of time, and everything Otto holds dear could be unmade...
Description : This is the second of three volumes covering the U-boat campaign in the Atlantic during the Second World War.This is the fascinating account, as told from the German perspective, of the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest-running, continuous military campaign in World War II, spanning from 1939 through to Germany's defeat in 1945. At its core was the Allied naval blockade of Germany, which was announced the day after the declaration of war, although it quickly grew to include Germany's counter-blockade. The name "Battle of the Atlantic", was coined by Winston Churchill in 1941 and he famously stated that the U-boats were the only thing that really frightened him. The U-boat war encompassed a campaign that began on the first day of the European war and lasted for six years, involved thousands of ships and stretched over thousands of square miles of ocean, in more than 100 convoy battles and perhaps 1,000 single-ship encounters. In the 68 months of World War II, 2,775 Allied merchant ships were sunk for the loss of 781 U-boats.This is the story of that massive encounter from the German perspective. Published in three volumes, this work was compiled under the supervision of the U.S Navy Department and the British Admiralty by Fregattenkapitan Gunther Hessler. The author, though without previous experience as a writer, had first hand experience of U-boat warfare having commanded a U-boat in 1940 and 1941. For the remainder of the war he was Staff Officer to the Flag Officer commanding U-boats. He had access to German war diaries and other relevant documents concerning U-boat command, and this work based on these many documents, tells the story entirely from the viewpoint of that command. For this reason this work is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of World War II from primary sources and will be of enduring interest to those engaged in attempting to unravel the true nature of submarine warfare in World War II.
Description : A true story of newlyweds on a four-and-a-half year circumnavigation aboard a sailboat. Single for many years, with her children grown, Sharon Ragle found herself facing a solitary future. Little did she know that one step off her familiar path would lead to adventure, romance and a life at sea.