Crude World The Violent Twilight of Oil

Crude World  The Violent Twilight of Oil
Author: Peter Maass
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 0141927992
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crude World The Violent Twilight of Oil Book Excerpt:

Oil makes the world work. It has become so vital that even a small reduction in output can cause economic chaos. We know that our reliance on oil is potentially disastrous but what we are less clear about is the terrible damage it inflicts on the countries that produce it. The people who should benefit most from the riches of oil are, quite often, harmed by it. Crude World offers a passionate look at some of the most awful places in the world - the violent, repressive and polluted countries where oil is extracted. Peter Maass follows the journey of oil and shows how the substance sullies so much of what it touches, poisoning land and rivers, promoting political bloodshed and creating corruption on a staggering scale. We tend to gauge the price of oil by its cost at the petrol station or its role in global warming, but Maass vividly shows an altogether different price paid by people who live in countries that are rich in petroleum but not wealth or freedom. He shows how the profits of oil benefit mainly the companies and governments that receive royalty cheques and will do more or less anything to sustain the flow of money. From Nigerian fishermen to Moscow oligarchs, from American generals in Iraq to environmentalists in Ecuador, from British executives to Saudi jihadists, Peter Maass connects the dots and shows how our relationship to oil is so deadly. Crude World is a magnificent piece of reportage that reveals the price others pay for the lives we lead.

British and Foreign Medical Review

British and Foreign Medical Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 732
Release: 1836
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rough Guide to Britain

The Rough Guide to Britain
Author: Robert Andrews
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 1376
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781843533016
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Britain Book Excerpt:

The Rough Guide to Britain is the ultimate insiders' handbook to England, Wales and Scotland. The full-colour introduction brings the countries' highlights to life, from the Eden Project in Cornwall to Edinburgh's Royal Mile. The authors provide lively accounts of every sight from the latest attractions such as the Cardiff Bay area and Gateshead's Baltic Centre to established landmarks from the Tower of London to Edinburgh Castle. For every town and region there are lively reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, to suit all pockets and with accompanying maps pinpointing each location. There's also practical tips on exploring the great British countryside from the rugged Pembrokeshire coastline to the picturesque valleys of the Yorkshire Dales.

British Medical Journal

British Medical Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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British Medical Journal

British Medical Journal
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1904
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Moon U S British Virgin Islands

Moon U S    British Virgin Islands
Author: Susanna Henighan Potter
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 365
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN: 1631211684
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon U S British Virgin Islands Book Excerpt:

This full-color guidebook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Virgin Islands resident Susanna Henighan Potter offers firsthand knowledge of everything this paradise has to offer, from St. Croix to St. Thomas and Tortola. Potter guides readers to the most thrilling hikes in St. John's Virgin Islands National Park, the best snorkeling spots in Cruz Bay, and the most exciting carnivals and festivals on Virgin Gorda. Including unique trip strategies such as "Family Fun on St. John," "Sunken Ships and Plantations Past," and "Caribbean Life: Authentic St. Croix," Moon U.S. & British Virgin Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Dunkirk

Dunkirk
Author: Sean Longden
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2009-06-01
ISBN: 184901230X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dunkirk Book Excerpt:

THE TRUE STORY OF THE 41,000 BRITISH SOLDIERS WHO WERE LEFT BEHIND AFTER THE EVACUATION OF DUNKIRK, MAY 1940 'Meticulously researched, very well written and deeply moving' Andrew Roberts 'Few readers will be unmoved by Sean Longden's account' Dominic Sandbrook At 2am on the morning of the 3rd of June 1940, General Harold Alexander searched along the quayside, holding onto his megaphone and called "Is anyone there? Is anyone there?" before turning his boat back towards England. Tradition tells us that the dramatic events of the evacuation of Dunkirk, in which 300,000 BEF servicemen escaped the Nazis, was a victory gained from the jaws of defeat. For the first time, rather than telling the tale of the 300,000 who escaped, Sean Longden reveals the story of the 40,000 men sacrificed in the rearguard battles. On the beaches and sand dunes, besides the roads and amidst the ruins lay the corpses of hundreds who had not reached the boats. Elsewhere, hospitals full of the sick and wounded who had been left behind to receive treatment from the enemy's doctors. And further afield - still fighting hard alongside their French allies - was the entire 51st Highland Division, whose war had not finished as the last boats slipped away. Also scattered across the countryside were hundreds of lost and lonely soldiers. These 'evaders' had also missed the boats and were now desperately trying to make their own way home, either by walking across France or rowing across the channel. The majority, however, were now prisoners of war who were forced to walk on the death marches all the way to the camps in Germany and Poland, where they were forgotten until 1945. 'Sean Longden is a rising name in military history, and is able to uncover the missing stories of the Second World War' Guardian

The Argus Almanac

The Argus Almanac
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1890
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Almanacs, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rough Guide to Ireland

The Rough Guide to Ireland
Author: Margaret Greenwood,Mark Connolly
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 940
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9781843530596
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Ireland Book Excerpt:

Including detailed guidance to exploring the countryside and historic sites, this fully revised guide offers a complete picture of the beautiful island of Ireland, north and south. of color photos.

The Rough Guide to England

The Rough Guide to England
Author: Robert (NA) Andrews,Jules Brown,Phil Lee,Robert Humphreys
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 1134
Release: 2004-03
ISBN: 9781843532491
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to England Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute handbook to England. It includes recommendations of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in all budget ranges and in all regions. It also includes accounts of every type of attraction.

The Rough Guide to Ireland

The Rough Guide to Ireland
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 0241236207
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Ireland Book Excerpt:

The Rough Guide to Ireland is the definitive guide to this fascinating island with its fascinating historical sites, world-renowned pubs, spectacular landscapes and pulsating nightlife. It will guide you through Ireland with reliable information and a clearly explained background on everything from traditional sports and music to the country's history and literature. Whether you're looking for great places to eat and drink or inspiring accommodation and the top places to hear Irish music, you'll find the solution. Accurate maps and comprehensive practical information help you get under the skin of this dynamic island, whilst stunning photography and a full-colour introduction make The Rough Guide to Irelandin your ultimate travelling companion. Make the most of your time on God's green earth with The Rough Guide to Ireland.

The Rough Guide to Andalucia

The Rough Guide to Andalucia
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN: 0241217482
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Andalucia Book Excerpt:

Now available in PDF, the fully updated The Rough Guide to Andalucía is the ultimate guide to this autonomous region in southern Spain; an exciting blend of fiestas, sherry, Roman ruins and whitewashed villages. Lavish photography brings to life the region's wealth of attractions from the breathtaking Alhambra palace in Granada and Córdoba's exquisite medieval Mezquita to the spectacular natural beauty of Andalucía's numerous national parks. The Rough Guide to Andalucía provides comprehensive coverage of all major sights and towns, with incisive reviews of the best places to eat, sleep and drink in every price range as well as insider tips on the best tapas bars, clubs and beaches. The detailed and easy-to-use colour maps and plans for each major town, city and monument, alongside expert advice on getting around, as well as engaging commentary on the region's history and culture mean that you really can make the most of your visit to Andalucía. Make the most of your time on EarthTM with The Rough Guide to Andalucía.

The Rough Guide to the Netherlands Travel Guide eBook

The Rough Guide to the Netherlands  Travel Guide eBook
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN: 1789195276
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to the Netherlands Travel Guide eBook Book Excerpt:

Discover the Netherlands with this comprehensive, entertaining, 'tell it like it is' Rough Guide, packed with exhaustive practical information and our experts' honest independent recommendations. Whether you plan to immerse yourself in Amsterdam's art galleries, explore Delft's pretty canals and historic streets or admire the sculptures in Hoge Veluwe National Park, The Rough Guide to The Netherlands will show you the perfect places to explore, sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way. -Detailed regional coverage: provides in-depth practical information for every step of every kind of trip, from intrepid off-the-beaten-track adventures, to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas. Regions covered include: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Zuid-Hollandand Utrecht, the north and the Frisian Islands, the eastern Netherlands, and the south and Zeeland. -Honest independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, and recommendations you can truly trust, our writers will help you get the most from your trip to the Netherlands. -Meticulous mapping: always full colour, with clear numbered, colour-coded keys. Navigate Zuid-Holland, the eastern Netherlands and many more locations without needing to get online. -Fabulous full-colour photography: features a richness of inspirational colour photography, including picturesque Overijssel and the striking urban landscape of Amsterdam Noord. Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of Amsterdam, the Hague, Haarlem and the Frisian Islands' best sights and top experiences. -Itineraries: carefully planned routes will help you organise your trip, and inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences. Basics section: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting there, getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more. Background information: comprehensive Contexts chapter provides fascinating insights into the Netherlands, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides' list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

The Rough Guide to Andalucia Travel Guide eBook

The Rough Guide to Andalucia  Travel Guide eBook
Author: Eva Hibbs,Geoff Garvey,Joanna Styles,Rough Guides
Publsiher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1789194202
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Andalucia Travel Guide eBook Book Excerpt:

Discover this mesmerising region of Spain with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Whether you plan to hike in the Sierra Nevada National Park, marvel at the world-famous Alhambra or discover Malaga's burgeoning art scene, The Rough Guide to Andalucia will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, to help you get the most out of your visit, with options to suit every budget. Full-colour chapter maps throughout - to explore the steep alleyways of Granada's Albaicin or wander Seville's orange tree-lined streets without needing to get online. Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography. Things not to miss - Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and experiences in Andalucia. Itineraries - carefully planned routes to help you organize your trip. Detailed coverage - this travel guide has in-depth practical advice for every step of the way. Areas covered include: Malaga; Cadiz; Seville; Huelva; Cordoba; Jaen; Granada; Almeria; Costa del Sol; The White Towns; Costa de la Luz; Gibraltar; Las Alpujarras; Ronda. Attractions include: Museo Picasso; La Giralda and Cathedral (Seville); Alcazar (Seville); Mezquita; Medina Azahara; Alhambra; Capilla Real (Granada). Basics - essential pre-departure practical information including getting there, local transport, accommodation, food and drink, festivals and events, sports and more. Background information - a Contexts chapter devoted to history, the background of flamenco, recommended books and a useful language section. Make the Most of Your Time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Andalucia. About Rough Guides: Escape the everyday with Rough Guides. We are a leading travel publisher known for our "tell it like it is" attitude, up-to-date content and great writing. Since 1982, we've published books covering more than 120 destinations around the globe, with an ever-growing series of ebooks, a range of beautiful, inspirational reference titles, and an award-winning website. We pride ourselves on our accurate, honest and informed travel guides.

World s Work

World s Work
Author: Henry Norman,Henry Chalmers Roberts
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 708
Release: 1903
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rough Guide to Crete

The Rough Guide to Crete
Author: John Fisher,Geoff Garvey
Publsiher: Rough Guides
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781858286969
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Crete Book Excerpt:

The definitive handbook to one of the most spectacular Greek Islands. In-depth coverage of the great palace of Knossos and dozens of other Minoan, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Venetian sights. Detailed accounts of the pick of the island's walks - including the Samarian and Imbros gorges - and the low-down on the finest unspoilt beaches. Insider's reviews of the best places to eat, drink and sleep, from seaside resorts to remote mountain villages. Perceptive background features including history, archeology, wildlife, food and drink. The Times - Excellent and characterfully written

The Rough Guide to Provence the C te d Azur

The Rough Guide to Provence   the C    te d Azur
Author: Neville Walker,Greg Ward
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN: 1405387599
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Provence the C te d Azur Book Excerpt:

The Rough Guide to Provence & The C�te d'Azur is the ideal travel guide to this magical region of southern France. It provides full practical details, with up-to-the-minute listings of hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, for fascinating towns such as Roman Arles, medieval Avignon, and laidback Aix; the vibrant cosmopolitan port of Marseilles; dynamic modern metropolises like Nice and Cannes; and glamorous Riviera sunspots like St Tropez and Antibes. You'll find full coverage of the region's stunning landscapes, ranging from classic Provence scenes of lavender, vines and olive groves, along with dozens of sleepy villages where visitors can relish the timeless pleasures and fine cuisine of rural France. Rely on insider advice for visiting the regions ravishing beaches, beautiful islands, and countless galleries and expert background on everything from Proven�ial cuisine to the Impresssionist painters. Explore very corner of this charming region with superb photographs, handy language tips and clear maps. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Provence & The C�te d'Azur

The Rough Guide to Ireland Travel Guide eBook

The Rough Guide to Ireland  Travel Guide eBook
Author: Rough Guides
Publsiher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2021-12-01
ISBN: 1789197317
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Ireland Travel Guide eBook Book Excerpt:

The Rough Guide to Ireland Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Discover Ireland with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to drive the scenic Wild Atlantic Way, explorie the delights of Dublin's architecture and dance along to traditional Irish music in one of the plethora of pubs in the country, Rough Guide Ireland will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way. Features of this travel guide to Ireland: - Detailed regional coverage: provides practical information for every kind of trip, from off-the-beaten-track adventures to chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas - Honest and independent reviews: written with Rough Guides' trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, our writers will help you make the most from your trip to Ireland - Meticulous mapping: practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys. Find your way around Dublin, Belfast and many more locations without needing to get online - Fabulous full-colour photography: features inspirational colour photography, including the historic campus of Trinity College and Glendalough Scenic Park - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Things not to miss: Rough Guides' rundown of the best sights and top experiences to be found in Cork, Kerry and Sligo - Travel tips and info: packed with essential pre-departure information including getting around, accommodation, food and drink, health, the media, festivals, sports and outdoor activities, culture and etiquette, shopping and more - Background information: comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter provides fascinating insights into Ireland with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary - Covers: Dublin; Around Dublin: Wicklow, Kildare and Meath, Louth, Monaghan and Cavan, The Midlands: Westmeath, Longford, Offaly and Laois, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford, Waterford and Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Clare, Galway and Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Roscommon, Donegal, Belfast, Antrim and Derry, Down and Armagh, Tyronne and Fermanagh You may also be interested in: Rough Guide to Scotland About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold globally. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.

The Rough Guide to Wales

The Rough Guide to Wales
Author: Paul Whitfield,Catherine Le Nevez,Mike Parker
Publsiher: Rough Guides UK
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1405389818
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rough Guide to Wales Book Excerpt:

Suggests lodging, food, and sightseeing highlights along with travel tips and cultural information.

A Rough Shoot

A Rough Shoot
Author: Geoffrey Household
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-21
ISBN: 1780224311
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rough Shoot Book Excerpt:

A classic thriller set in Dorset after the Second World War, full of Household's signature action and suspense. An afternoon's shooting in the country seems a pleasant prospect to Roger Taine, a respected family man with a distinguished military record. But when he discovers a poacher on his land, he fires a warning blast that stops the intruder dead in his tracks. Investigating further, Taine inadvertently uncovers a new-fascist plot which he is determined to thwart. A series of car chases, aeroplane drops and cross-country scrambles sharpen the mystery, but the adventure takes a new twist when Taine discovers that he himself is being pursued by the police.