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Ferry to Cooperation Island

By Carol Newman Cronin
  • ISBN Code: : 1631528653
  • Publisher : She Writes Press
  • Pages : 373
  • Category : Fiction
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Loner James Malloy is a ferry captain—or used to be, until he was unceremoniously fired and replaced by a girl named Courtney Farris. Now, instead of piloting Brenton Island’s daily lifeline to the glitzy docks of Newport, Rhode Island, James spends his days beached, bitter, and bored. When he discovers a private golf course staked out across wilderness sacred to his dying best friend, a Narragansett Indian, James is determined to stop such “improvements.” But despite Brenton’s nickname as “Cooperation Island,” he’s used to working solo. To keep rocky bluffs, historic trees, and ocean shoreline open to all, he’ll have to learn to cooperate with other islanders—including Captain Courtney, who might just morph from irritant to irresistible once James learns a secret that’s been kept from him for years. This salt-sprayed fourth novel by 2004 Olympic Sailor Carol Newman Cronin celebrates wilderness and water, open space and open-mindedness, and the redemptive power of neighborly cooperation.

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This book explains the emergence of sub-regional cooperation mechanism in the maritime domain in South Asia. It deals with the trilateral cooperation of India, Sri Lanka and Maldives as they share common maritime connectivity. This book also analyses political, economic, cultural and security relationship between the three countries and explains the role of China in the Indian Ocean region and its impact on South Asia.

Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China

By Simon Shen,Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739139967
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 358
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Multidimensional Diplomacy of Contemporary China covers the interaction between China's multidimensional dealings with various parts of the world in the 21st century. Covering from the ancient Taoism and a new growing 'harmonious international order' in the formation of contemporary Chinese foreign policy, scholars and students studying Chinese politics and society, Chinese diplomacy as well as international relations should find this book useful and insightful for their studies.

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

By Carolyn Bartholomew
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 1437926002
  • Total of Pages : 367
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  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: report-to-congress-of-the-u-s-china-economic-and-security-review-commission.pdf

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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.

Selling British Columbia

By Michael Dawson
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  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Book Code : 0774850833
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : History
  • Members : 265
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Selling British Columbia is an entertaining examination of the development of the tourist industry in British Columbia between 1890 and 1970. Michael Dawson argues that in order to understand the roots of the fully-fledged consumer culture that emerged in Canada after the Second World War, it is necessary to understand the connections between the 1930s, 1940s, and the postwar era. Cultural producers such as tourism promoters and the state infrastructure played important roles in fostering consumer demand, particularly during the Depression, the Second World War, and throughout the postwar era. Dawson draws upon promotional pamphlets, newspapers, advertisements, and films, as well as archival sources regarding government, civic, and international tourism organizations. Central to his book is an examination of the representation of popular imagery and of how aboriginal and British cultures were commodified and marketed to potential tourists. He also looks at the gendered aspect of these promotional campaigns, particularly during the 1940s, and challenges earlier interpretations regarding the relationship between tourism and nature in Canada. Historians have tended to focus on either the first wave of consumerism from the 1880s to the 1920s, or else on the era of economic expansion that followed World War Two. As Dawson shows, the 1930-45 period in particular was an important and dynamic one in the creation of Canadian and British Columbian consumer culture. Michael Dawson's highly readable and engaging account of the development of the British Columbia tourist industry will be welcomed by British Columbian and Canadian historians, as well as other scholars of tourism and consumerism.

Gardens Across America, East of the Mississippi

By John H. Russell,Thomas S. Spencer
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  • Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Book Code : 1461733669
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 622
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Gardening is one of America's most popular hobbies, and attendance at public gardens and arboreta continues to rise. Gardens Across America is a comprehensive two-volume guide to nearly 2,000 gardens. Each entry in this state-by-state guide contains such basic information as hours of operation and directions as well asa listing of activities, educational programs, and any unique botanical features. Gardens are also indexed by type (Japanese, children's etc. and by designer; another index lists plant species and where they can be found. Twenty-four pages of color plates round out this portable directory of America's public gardens.

Intermediate Microeconomics

By John H Hoag
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  • Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 9814483893
  • Total of Pages : 504
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 649
  • Pdf File: intermediate-microeconomics.pdf

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This book provides a rigorous course to the theory of intermediate microeconomics. It includes not only the basic traditional theory, but also a “From the Literature” box in each chapter directing students to applications of the theory. The theory is developed axiomatically, with optional sections using one-variable calculus included for interested readers. A substantial number of homework problems are also interspersed throughout the text. Covering the essential topics of microeconomics, this book is highly suitable for a one-term class in microeconomics at the intermediate level. A complimentary copy of the Instructor's Manual and the PowerPoint presentations of the text materials are available for all instructors who adopt this book as a course text. Please send your request to [email protected]

The Coral Reef Era: From Discovery to Decline

By James Bowen
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319074792
  • Total of Pages : 195
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 332
  • Pdf File: the-coral-reef-era.pdf

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On 4 June 1629, the Batavia, pride of the Dutch East India Company Fleet, was wrecked on her maiden voyage in a seemingly empty expanse of the Indian Ocean. The question “how did this happen?” led to 300 years of investigation by those curious to solve the enigma: what are corals and how are coral reefs formed?. Relying heavily on primary source material Part 1 traces the sequential evolution of scientific thought and practice as the author explores the way this evolution is reflected in the search for understanding corals. At each stage, answers lead to fresh questions that challenge investigators to solve the riddle and new branches of science emerge. Then, with the first enigma finally understood, a new enigma arose. Why are Reefs dying? Part 2 traces the range of problems that have emerged in the past 50 years as marine, ecological, reef and climate scientists attempt to put the pieces of the jigsaw together. Is there a new “canary in the coal mine” warning of the fate of the world as we know it if man’s impact on his environment continues unchecked?.

Allies in Air Power

By Steven Paget
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  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Book Code : 0813180341
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : History
  • Members : 646
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Book Short Summary:

In the past century, multinational military operations have become the norm; but while contributions from different nations provide many benefits—from expanded capability to political credibility—they also present a number of challenges. Issues such as command and control, communications, equipment standardization, intelligence, logistics, planning, tactics, and training all require consideration. Cultural factors present challenges as well, particularly when language barriers are involved. In Allies in Air Power, experts from around the world survey these operations from the birth of aviation to the present day. Chapters cover conflicts including World War I, multiple theaters of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Kosovo, the Iraq War, and various United Nations peacekeeping missions. Contributors also analyze the role of organizations such as the UN, NATO, and so-called "coalitions of the willing" in laying the groundwork for multinational air operations. While multinational military action has become commonplace, there have been few detailed studies of air power cooperation over a prolonged period or across multiple conflicts. The case studies in this volume not only assess the effectiveness of multinational operations over time, but also provide vital insights into how they may be improved in the future.

When Evil Rules

By Michele R. McPhee
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1429925655
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : True Crime
  • Members : 581
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The Cape Cod beach town of Falmouth seemed like a lovely place to visit. But those who lived there year-round knew its other, darker side... Local businessman and infamous bully Melvin Reine had started setting the homes of his so-called enemies on fire. Few of his victims—or even the police—ever dared to implicate him. Because those who did would pay the price... Mysterious events kept creeping up in Falmouth. The disappearance of Melvin's wife, a dead man found in a cranberry bog, a teenager slated to testify against Melvin who boarded a ferry, never to be seen again—was Melvin somehow responsible? Only one police officer, John Busby, had the guts to press him for answers. One day he found himself on the wrong end of a sawed-off shotgun...but managed to survive the attack. This is the shocking true story about what can happen to an all-American town WHEN EVIL RULES.

Modeling Innovation Sustainability and Technologies

By Albertina Dias,Bror Salmelin,David Pereira,Miguel Sales Dias
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319671014
  • Total of Pages : 335
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: modeling-innovation-sustainability-and-technologies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book gathers a diverse range of novel research on modeling innovation policies for sustainable economic development, based on a selection of papers from a conference on modeling innovation systems and technologies (MIST). It aims at encouraging interdisciplinary and comparative approaches, bringing together researchers and professionals interested in sustainable economic, technological development and open innovation, as well as their dissemination and practical application. The respective contributions explore a variety of topics and cases, including regional innovation policy, the effects of open innovation on firms, innovation and sustainability in tourism, and the use of information and communication technologies. All chapters share a strong focus on new research and innovation methodologies, in keeping with the Experimentation and Application Research (EAR) and Open Innovation 2.0 principles.