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The Islands at the End of the World

By Austin Aslan
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  • Publisher : Wendy Lamb Books
  • Isbn : 0385374216
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 450
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In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani’s epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways. A powerful story enriched by fascinating elements of Hawaiian ecology, culture, and warfare, this captivating and dramatic debut from Austin Aslan is the first of two novels. The author has a master’s degree in tropical conservation biology from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Praise for Islands at the End of the World: “A riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home.”--School Library Journal, Starred "Aslan’s debut honors Hawaii’s unique cultural strengths--family ties and love of home, amplified by geography and history--while remaining true to a genre that affirms the mysterious grandeur of the universe waiting to be discovered."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred "Aslan’s debut is a riveting tale of belonging, family, overcoming perceived limitations, and finding a home."--School Library Journal, Starred

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The authors investigate the exceptional political economy of the ten inhabited islands whose territory is divided amongst two or more countries: that are unitary geographical spaces but fragmented polities.

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  • File Pdf: turkish-foundations-in-rhodes-and-kos.pdf

Book Summary:

Turks living in the Aegean islands of Rhodes and Kos under Greek sovereignty have a multitude of problems at present. These can be summarized under various headings such as Citizenship, the Right to Education in Turkish, Free Practice of Religion, Environment of Hatred and Oppression, Foundations (Waqfs) and Protection of Cultural Heritage Inherited from the Ottoman Turks. Greece has been implementing various policies for the cultural assimilation of Island Turks. Part of cultural assimilation policies adopted by Greece was its actions towards cutting off all ties between the Turkish foundations and island Turks, and consequently destroying architectural monuments inherited from the Ottomans. It is known that establishment of the foundations on the islands started with the Ottoman conquest of Rhodes and Kos in 1522. Over the centuries, foundations led to the development of a feeling of unity and solidarity among the island Turks. Foundations have provided opportunities for island Turks in important areas from worship services to education and has also contributed to the preservation of common traditions. After the end of the Second World War, the island was assigned to the sovereignty of Greece in 1947, Greece started launching a policy for the gradual destruction of Muslim Turkish foundations. Unlike other foundations in Greece, foundations in Rhodes and Kos are subject to heavy taxes in addition to the same property taxes as commercial institutions. On the other hand, the Greek governments compelled the foundations to sell part of their properties by continuously forcing the Foundation Administration to make huge payments. By dwindling the Turkish foundations, Greece has been trying to bring the Turkish presence in Rhodes and Kos to an end. In summary, the Turks living in Rhodes and Kos today are on the brink of losing their Turkishness let alone preserving their cultural identity, including foundations. An atmosphere of fear prevails among the island Turks and they feel intimidated. We wish that the book Turkish Foundations in Rhodes and Kos will be beneficial to researchers who will conduct studies on this subject and also raise awareness in the international arena on the assimilation policies implemented by Greece.

Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations

By John Van Sant,Peter Mauch, Western Sydney University,Yoneyuki Sugita
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn : 0810864622
  • Pages : 344
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 843
  • File Pdf: historical-dictionary-of-united-states-japan-relations.pdf

Book Summary:

The Historical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations traces this one hundred and fifty year relationship through a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on key persons, places, events, institutions, and organizations. Covering everything from Walt Whitman's poem, A Broadway Pageant, commemorating the visit of the Shogun's Embassy to the U.S. in 1860, to zaibatsu, this ready reference is an excellent starting point for the study of Japan's dealings with the U.S.

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

By John Everett-Heath
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0192562436
  • Pages : 608
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 347
  • File Pdf: the-concise-dictionary-of-world-place-names.pdf

Book Summary:

There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the world. It contains over 11,000 entries, and covers an enormous range of country, region, island, city, town, mountain and river names from across the world, as well as the name in the local language. Place names are continually changing, and new names are adopted for many different reasons such as invasion, revolution, and decolonization. The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names includes selected former names, and, where appropriate, some historical detail to explain the transition. The names of places often offer a real insight into the places themselves, revealing religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments and topography. Superstition and legend can also play a part. This new edition has been updated to include over 750 new names, including Azincourt, Kropyvnyts'kyy , and Tlaxcala. It has also been edited to reflect socio-political and geographical shifts, notably the reorganisation of the French regions, and their consequent name alterations, as well as the decommunization of Ukrainian place-names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes two appendices: a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place-names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places.

The Next Continent

By Issui Ogawa
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : VIZ Media LLC
  • Isbn : 1421539551
  • Pages : 424
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 945
  • File Pdf: the-next-continent.pdf

Book Summary:

The year is 2025 and Gotoba Engineering & Construction--a firm that has built structures to survive the Antarctic and the Sahara--has received its most daunting challenge yet. Sennosuke Toenji, the chairman of one of the world's largest leisure conglomerates, wants a moon base fit for civilian use, and he wants his granddaughter Tae to be his eyes and ears on the harsh lunar surface. Tae and Gotoba engineer Aomine head to the moon where adventure, trouble, and perhaps romance await. -- VIZ Media

Oceanic Archives, Indigenous Epistemologies, and Transpacific American Studies

By Yuan Shu,Otto Heim,Kendall Johnson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Isbn : 988845577X
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 272
  • File Pdf: oceanic-archives-indigenous-epistemologies-and-transpacific-american-studies.pdf

Book Summary:

The field of transnational American studies is going through a paradigm shift from the transatlantic to the transpacific. This volume demonstrates a critical method of engaging the Asian Pacific: the chapters present alternative narratives that negotiate American dominance and exceptionalism by analyzing the experiences of Asians and Pacific Islanders from the vast region, including those from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Hawaii, Guam, and other archipelagos. Contributors make use of materials from “oceanic archives,” retrieving what has seemingly been lost, forgotten, or downplayed inside and outside state-bound archives, state legal preoccupations, and state prioritized projects. The result is the recovery of indigenous epistemologies, which enables scholars to go beyond US-based sources and legitimates third-world knowledge production and dissemination. Surprising findings and unexpected perspectives abound in this work. Minnan traders from southern China are identified as the agents who connected the Indian Ocean with the Pacific, making the Manila Galleon trade in the sixteenth century the first completely global commercial enterprise. The Chamorro poetry of Guam gives a view of America from beyond its national borders and articulates the cultural pride of the Chamorro against US colonialism and imperialism. The continuing distortion of indigenous claims to the sovereignty of Hawaii is analyzed through a reading of the most widely circulated English translation of the creation myth, Kumulipo. There is also a critique of the Korean involvement in the American War in Vietnam, which was informed and shaped by Korean economy and politics in a global context. By investigating the transpacific as moments of military, cultural, and geopolitical contentions, this timely collection charts the reach and possibilities of the latest developments in the most dynamic form of transnational American studies. “This collection offers a well-organized and intellectually coherent series of essays addressing issues of American imperialism in Oceania and the Pacific region. Covering history, politics, and literary culture in equal measure, the essays are theoretically well-informed, and their focus on Indigenous cultures speaks to the current scholarly interest in the ways in which Indigenous communities can be understood within a global context.” —Paul Giles, University of Sydney “This terrific volume offers the latest mapping of that complex terrain known as the ‘transpacific.’ Timely and capacious, the essays here from an all-star cast of international scholars offer the latest thinking on the ‘oceanic’ dimensions of global modernity. Essential reading for anyone interested in the current ‘Asian’ turn in American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Transpacific Studies.” —Steven Yao, Hamilton College

Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present

By Cynthia Clark Northrup,Jerry H. Bentley,Alfred E. Eckes, Jr,Patrick Manning,Kenneth Pomeranz,Steven Topik
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317471539
  • Pages : 26
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 418
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-world-trade.pdf

Book Summary:

Written for high school or beginning undergraduate students, this four-volume reference valiantly attempts to provide a historical framework for the perhaps overly broad concept of world trade. Entry topics were selected on trade organizations, influential people, commodities, events that affected trade, trade routes, navigation, religion, communic

The Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes]

By Spencer C. Tucker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1851099611
  • Pages : 1804
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 636
  • File Pdf: the-encyclopedia-of-the-vietnam-war.pdf

Book Summary:

Now in its second edition, this comprehensive study of the Vietnam War sheds more light on the longest and one of the most controversial conflicts in U.S. history. • Includes many photographs and illustrations that bring the Vietnam War to life • Contains more than 200 primary sources in a separate documents volume, with full introductions for each • Presents an extensive chronology of historic events and a glossary of terms • Provides cross-references and bibliographies that facilitate further research

Finding Aesculapius Across the Atlantic

By Nicholas A. Kefalides
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781475913989
  • Pages : 122
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 364
  • File Pdf: finding-aesculapius-across-the-atlantic.pdf

Book Summary:

This memoir describes my experiences during the years following my first year in the Aristotelean University School of Medicine of Thessaloniki, Greece, as I began my college student years in the U.S.A. I give details of my stepwise progress from a four year college program, to a year in graduate school, followed by four years of medical school, internship, three years in the Public Health Service, residency, fellowship, another three years in graduate school to get a Ph.D. and culminating in my becoming a bona fide faculty member at the University of Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania, pursuing a research program that was replete with discoveries. The most rewarding clinical experience of my career was directing an NIH research project on the prevention and treatment of shock and infection in skin burns, in Lima, Peru. My most important scientific accomplishment was the discovery of Type IV collagen in all basement membranes.

The Best of World Cruising

By Catriona Rowntree
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • Isbn : 1743585853
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 746
  • File Pdf: the-best-of-world-cruising.pdf

Book Summary:

The Best of World Cruising is all about inspiring you, dear traveller, to get on board – on board with new destinations, new experiences and all the classic journeys.
I've visited so many places around the world with Getaway, and in this book I share all my favourite trips by water, be it sailing the sun-soaked islands of Croatia, gliding through the glaciers of Alaska on a cruise liner or discovering the epic waterfalls of the Kimberley on an expedition boat. I've laso reached out to colleagues, friends and travel professionals – the people I trust – for their recommendations so that you (and I!) have all the inspiration we need to add to that bucket list (subantarctic islands, anyone?) and all the practical tips to help us out when we get there. I've made sure to include a range of options to suit any taste or budget. So pore over these pages, discover a new journey or two, and heed that wise travel advice: just start exploring!

Introduction to Geopolitics

By Colin Flint
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 1317275853
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 650
  • File Pdf: introduction-to-geopolitics.pdf

Book Summary:

This new updated edition of Introduction to Geopolitics presents the overarching themes of geopolitical structures and agents in an engaging and accessible manner, which requires no previous knowledge of theory or current affairs. Using new pertinent case studies and guided exercises the title explains the contemporary global power of the United States and the challenges it is facing, the persistence of nationalist conflicts, migration, cyberwar, terrorism, and environmental geopolitics. Case studies of the rise of the so-called Islamic State, the South China Sea disputes, the Syrian civil war, the Korean conflict, and Israel-Palestine emphasize the multi-faceted nature of conflict. The book raises questions by incorporating international and long term historical perspectives and introduces readers to different theoretical viewpoints, including feminist contributions. The new edition features expanded sections on network geopolitics and non-state actors, a new section on geopolitics of transnational business, cyberwar, an interpretation of ISIS within historical geopolitical trends, as well as expanded discussion of the relevance of Boserup and neo-Malthusians to environmental geopolitics. Introduction to Geopolitics will provide its readers with a set of critical analytical tools for understanding the actions of states as well as non-state actors acting in competition over resources and power. Both students and general readers will find this book an essential stepping-stone to a deeper and critical understanding of contemporary conflicts.

Best Easy Day Hikes Cape Cod and the Islands

By Pamela Van Drimlen,Cheryl Johnson Huban
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 0762765917
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 813
  • File Pdf: best-easy-day-hikes-cape-cod-and-the-islands.pdf

Book Summary:

Twenty hikes in Massachusetts.