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October 2013

OCT 1
This year's conference showcases the diversity and quality of work in Mixed and Augmented Reality, with a top-qualit...

Adelaide,
Australia

OCT 3
Since the days of Ancient Civilisations the world has been shaped by the rise and fall of empires, the disputes of f...

Fremantil,
Australia

OCT 31
Center for New Technology in the Arts “Art-parkING” Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatoire Partners: ...

Russia,
St Petersburg

November 2013

NOV 18
The Research Centre for Primitivism and Primitive Art (CIAP, http://www.upf.edu/ciap/en/) of the University Institute...

Barcelona,
Spain

December 2013

DEC 4
Since the 1980s, composers of Chinese ethnic backgrounds have received increasing attention in both scholarship and ...

Hong Kong,
Hong Kong

DEC 29
These processes include aspects of cross-cultural entanglements (such as hybridization, indigenization, localization...

Hanoi,
Viet Nam

January 2014

JAN 10
The main goal of the 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities is to provide an opportunity for ac...

Honolulu,
United States

February 2014

FEB 12
Sessions will begin on Wednesday morning and continue through Saturday afternoon. Special events will enable you to ...

Chicago,
United States

FEB 28
The SCAD art history department welcomes interdisciplinary contributions that merge art history with other fields. T...

Savannah,
United States

April 2014

APR 10
The AAH Annual Conference and Bookfair is a UK-based event that takes place at a different institution each year. Thes...

London,
United Kingdom

October 2014

OCT 24
State of Britain : Representing / Writing Britain in the 20th and 21st Centuries In book 1, chapter 1 of Past and Pr...

Université Paris Diderot

February 2015

FEB 13
The International Sculpture Center in collaboration with The College of New Jersey will present ISConnects: Social Sculp...

Ewing,
United States

March 2015

MAR 6
Strong Voices is a two-year project, funded by the Department for Education (DfE) to find ways of enabling disadvantaged...

Newcastle,
United Kingdom

MAR 13
Le(s) Temps 38th AHVA Annual Graduate Student Symposium 13 & 14 March 2015 Deadline for Submissions: December 30, 2014...

,
The University of British

May 2015

MAY 21
The AzLab is a monthly seminar at the Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa. It aims to create new analytical pers...

Lisbon,
Portugal

June 2015

JUN 20
We are proud to announce the Third International Conference on Asian Studies 2015 (ICAS 2015) jointly organized by the ...

NIIGATA,
Japan

JUN 25
This symposium sets out to explore the productive tensions between forgetting and remembering and their effects on cultu...

University of Otago

July 2015

JUL 15
Dear Sirs, My name is Ricardo Mendonça and, and on behalf of the CHAM —Center for Overseas History at New University...

JUL 25
The 3rd Symposium of Greek Gastronomy will be held in Karanou, Chania (Crete, Greece), July 25th-26 We invite papers...

Karanou (Chania /Crete

September 2015

SEP 21
What more is to be said about Space? Inexhaustible in its meanings, potentials and inspirational capacities, this phenom...

Novi Sad,
Serbia

October 2015

OCT 3
Bandits and outlaws in the Alps from Middle Ages to early nineteenth century Breno (Italy) - 3rd October 2015 ...

OCT 22
As a key center of global trade, Newport occupied a principal place in the American landscape in the 17th and 18th centu...

Newport

OCT 30
Our focus is the ancient use of sound in sacred and contemplative spaces, and a timeless continuity of human behavior th...

Istanbul,
Turkey

November 2015

NOV 5
Re-Create 2015, the sixth international Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology will mark the 1...

Montréal,
Canada

January 2016

JAN 23
2016 5th International Conference on Climate Change and Humanity (ICCCH 2016) Pattaya, Thailand January 23-25, 2016 h...

Pattaya,
Thailand

JAN 26
2016 3rd International Conference on History and Culture ICHC 2016 Date: January 26-27, 2016 Venue: Pattaya, Thailand ...

Pattaya,
Thailand

April 2016

APR 6
At its 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, SAH will offer a total of 36 paper sessions. The So...

Pasadena/Los Angeles,
United States

APR 24
In celebration of International Sculpture Day (IS Day) on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 1-6PM, the International Sculpture Cen...

Jersey City, New Jersey,
United States

May 2016

MAY 20
The Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University in Corfu Greece organizes a two-day interdisciplinary c...

Corfu,
Greece

September 2016

SEP 15
All inclusive artist retreat, focusing on body art. Includes cabin lodging, meals, three nights accommodations (plus the...

Wrightwood, California,
United States

SEP 22
The 3rd International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2016 organized by The International Institute of Knowled...

Bali,
Indonesia

SEP 26
Deadline for proposals: March 11th, 2016 The Center at the University of Central Oklahoma, composed of the Women's Re...

Edmond, Oklahoma,
United States

October 2016

OCT 13
GSSC 2016 is a non-profit organization to provide opportunities to researchers to share and discuss their ideas in all a...

Antalya,
Turkey

OCT 14
International Conference “The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next” Toronto, October 14-16, 2016 Deadline for Submiss...

Toronto,
Canada

OCT 31
"Stan Rzeczy" (State of Affairs) is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal, published by the Institute of Sociology ...

May 2017

MAY 27
International Conference on Poetry Studies 27 May 2017 – London, UK organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundati...

London,
United Kingdom

June 2017

JUN 1
All the accepted papers will be included in the conference proceeding, which will be indexed by Ei Compendex, CPCI, Scop...

Siem Reap,
Cambodia

JUN 8
Although the influence of English upon other languages and cultures is enormous, the conference seeks to particularly in...

Vlora,
Albania

July 2017

JUL 2
ISOA is a private academic art center which holds training courses in order to familiarize Professors and students of a...

,
Iran

November 2017

NOV 23
CALL FOR PAPERS The 6th Global Forum of Critical Studies Asking Big Questions Again 23 - 25 November 2017, Lucca, I...

Lucca,
Italy

January 2018

JAN 10
The Irish Studies Program at, Drew University is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the Transatlantic Connec...

Bundoran,
Ireland

March 2018

MAR 14
Despite the fact that there were significant differences between Moroccan and Equatorial Guinean colonisation, it is cle...

Barcelona,
Spain

May 2018

MAY 21
Conference Name: 2nd Lisbon International Conference on Social Science & Humanities (ICSSH), 21-22 May 2018, Portugal ...

Lisbon,
Portugal

July 2018

JUL 7
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming “Spatiality and Temporality” International Conferenc...

London,
United Kingdom

September 2018

SEP 20
The Bank of Albania has the pleasure of announcing its second Conference of the Museum of the Bank of Albania, organised...

Tirana,
Albania

February 2019

FEB 16
We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming "Spatiality and Temporality" International Conference. T...

London,
United Kingdom

Books

A New History of Violin Playing

the vibrato and Lambert Massart's revolutionary discovery

by Zdenko Silvela

05/16/2001

An in depth study of the most superlative violin performers and teachers in history. The result of more than eleven years of deep investigation on the subject, this New History is by far the best available in the 21st century. It studies specifically the vibrato and its evolution. A study of the main violin schools of the world, with special emphasis in their evolution, and the direct conexión teacher-pupil. In the course of this history we will see how the great performers became, often, the great masters of new great violinists, who, in their turn, became the teachers of new superlative performers, and so on, in an uninterrupted chain of teacher-pupil intercommunication, the interrelation of whom is carefully studied, to higlight the evolution of the main violin playing school...

Unfinished History

A New Account of Franz Schubert's B minor Symphony

by David Montgomery; Foreword by David Zinman

06/01/2017

This study addresses a long-standing mythology concerning the "Unfinished" Symphony and reviews anachronistic performance practices that prevent listeners from experiencing the work as a product of its own time. David Montgomery’s Unfinished History challenges the traditional story of Franz Schubert’s B-minor Symphony and searches for a more credible account of this great work. Written for all Schubert lovers from lay readers to musicians and musicologists, the book reviews a strangely persistent mythology concerning the symphony, continuing with the first in-depth examination of its manuscript and related documents. Details of handwriting, notation, paper, watermarks, compositional procedures, and stylistic contexts suggest a new year and country of origin for the “Unfinished”...

An Appeal to History

The Truth about a Singular Lawsuit

by Prosper Avril

10/03/1999

Written by the former president of Haiti. "Prosper Avril is the best chance for a genuine democracy in Haiti. He is intelligent and respected by his troops" (New York Times, October 8, 1988). This is a statement about Prosper Avril after his accession to power in Haiti. However, this career officer, born on December 12, 1937 at Thomazeau, a tiny village not far from Port-au-Prince, first in his class at the Military Academy of Haiti, and qualified in law, did not succeed in fulfilling his mission of introducing 'irreversible democracy' into Haiti. In contrast, he was eventually obliged to resign and was afterwards brought before court, accused of being personally responsible for the mistreatment of fellow citizens during his time in office. What really did happen? An Appeal to History: ...

by Joan Navarre

12/29/1998

This study claims that scholars need to examine all twenty-seven English illustrated editions of Wilde's and Beardsley's Salomë to understand whether Beardsley's compositions do, or do not, illustrate Wilde's words. For the last one hundred years scholars have addressed the aesthetic function of Beardsley's compositions (whether or not Beardsley's compositions illustrate Wilde's words), and each scholar sees something different: Beardsley's compositions are "irrelevant" to Wilde's words; Beardsley's compositions are "relevant" to Wilde's words; Beardsley's compositions are both "irrelevant" and "relevant." What is at issue here is that this traditional dance of signification (scholars' interpretations of the aesthetic function of Beardsley's compositions) relies upon an interpretive str...

by Capers Jones

03/15/2006

The book covers 10,000 years of the history of Narragansett Bay. Topics include the geology of the Bay, paleo-Indians, pre-Colombian exploration, Indian Tribes living near the Bay, and the economic history and future of the Bay region.

The Theosophical Society

The History of a Spiritualist Movement

by Jeffrey D. Lavoie

02/08/2012

This peer-reviewed study represents a culmination of years of research into the history of the Theosophical Society. In this unique project which combines biographies with source analyses, Jeffrey D. Lavoie records a detailed history of the early Theosophical Society and examines its relationship with the modern Spiritualist movement between the years 1875-1891. Special attention has been paid to some of the neglected figures associated with these organizations including Arthur Lillie- the Gnostic-occultist and early critic of the Theosophical Society; the Davenport Brothers- the Spiritualist mediums who developed many of the standard elements which became associated with modern Spiritualism; Alfred Wallace- the prominent scientist, Spiritualist, and supposed member of the Theosophical Soc...

Christianity without the Cross

A History of Salvation in Oneness Pentecostalism

by Thomas A. Fudge

04/05/2003

Grounded in primary source research, this boldly revisionist book examines the doctrine of salvation in Oneness Pentecostalism (United Pentecostal Church) from its origins through its several developmental stages. The gradual rise of a literal interpretation of Acts 2.38 eliminated a tradition of doctrinal diversity within Oneness thought which regarded salvation as occurring at repentance prior to water and Spirit baptism. With this development a main link to the wider stream of evangelical Christianity was severed. The "water and Spirit" theology resulted in a form of Christianity which does not necessarily require the cross in any meaningful sense for salvation. This study recovers the lost theological tradition associated with important figures such as Howard A. Goss, A.D. Gurley, W.M....

The Wayward Comet

A Descriptive History of Cometary Orbits, Kepler's Problem and the Cometarium

by Martin Beech

01/01/2016

Comets have not only blazed across the celestial vault throughout human history, they have embellished the night sky since the Earth itself formed some 4.5 billion years ago. Comets were among the first-born solid bodies in the solar system, and their frozen nuclei tell of the primordial chemistry and chaos that ultimately resulted in the formation of the planets, the evolution of life and us. For all this, however, comets have long been celestial oddities: they baffled our distant ancestors, and human society continues to marvel and speculate wildly at their appearance even to the present day. Cutting against the perceived constancy of the stars, comets seemingly present themselves at random times and they are often interpreted as harbingers of terrestrial change - both good and ill. How ...

Networks of Design

Proceedings of the 2008 Annual International Conference of the Design History Society (UK) University College Falmouth, 3-6 September

by Fiona Hackney, Jonathan Glynne, & Viv Minton (eds.)

06/18/2009

Networks of Design maps a new methodological territory in design studies, conceived as a field of interdisciplinary inquiry and practice informed by a range of responses to actor network theory. It brings together a rich body of current work by researchers in the social sciences, technology, material culture, cultural geography, information technology, and systems design, and design theory and history. This collection will be invaluable to students and researchers in many areas of design studies and to design practitioners receptive to new and challenging notions of what constitutes the design process. Over ninety essays are thematically organised to address five aspects of the expanded notions of mediation, agency, and collaboration posited by network theory: Ideas, Things, Technology,...

Tourism Writing

A New Literary Genre Unveiling the History, Mystery, and Economy of Places and Events

by Mary S. Palmer

08/20/2018

In this era of advanced technology keeping students' attention often becomes difficult. Teachers need to find new ways to create interest. In writing classes, choosing a topic that involves students is a priority. A new genre, Tourism Writing, is an innovative and effective means of teaching students composition. It can fill this need.Tourism Writing focuses on a particular place or event, provides photos and information on nearby points of interest, and directly invites visitors. This book provides an understanding of how Tourism Writing benefits people in all areas of life. This transfers to classroom assignments when students are asked to write a poem in this genre and they are given lists of possible topics, but they also have the option to choose their own place or event. It becomes a...

Land and Liberty II

The Basics of Traditional American History

by David Warren Saxe

09/01/2006

This book presents the basics of traditional American history: basic lessons, essential truths and principles, definitions of liberty and freedom, establishment of citizenship education, and understandings of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

Land and Liberty I

A Chronology of Traditional American History

by David Warren Saxe

09/01/2006

This book presents the fundamental topics of traditional American history in chronological order, emphasizing geographical and economic issues and the genesis and growth of America's founding principles.

by Bernie Webber, Foreword by Michael Tougias

01/29/2016

Bernie Webber, hero of Disney movie, The Finest Hours and bestselling book Lightships, Lighthouses and Lifeboat Stations is part history book, part memoir, written by Bernie Webber, recipient of the Coast Guard's highest award, the Gold Life-saving Medal, and hero of the Disney movie The Finest Hours. While the public will recognize Webber's name from the movie and the bestselling book by the same name, few people know that during his lengthy Coast Guard career he served on lightships (ships anchored in dangerous areas to warn other vessels of hazards) in addition to lifeboat stations (small boat rescue stations) and lighthouses. Webber poses the following question: "How did the lightship men cope with the isolation, constant loneliness, boredom, fear, or just sheer terror? All were part ...

From Management to Leadership

a history about recovering from disaster

by Bruno Christensen

11/15/1999

From "management to LEADERSHIP" is a book about learning to lead through experience and dedication. It is a management handbook on the subject of Leadership, but presented as a history about a company in trouble being saved by common sense. We follow the learning process from the reluctant acceptance of the role as Managing Director by an experienced manager through his period of discovery of the secrets of true leadership. It is based on the power of balancing economy, ecology and quality into a cohesive management and leadership system. It contains the recipe for a learning experience for a group of people through a resume and guiding questions of the individual chapters of the book.

Japan's Yasukuni Shrine: Place of Peace or Place of Conflict?

Regional Politics of History and Memory in East Asia

by William Daniel Sturgeon

09/24/2006

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has visited the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo five times over five years while Prime Minister. As a result, Japan's relations with China and Korea have declined to their worst state since the end of World War Two. However, Prime Minister Koizumi has accused the two of meddling in Japan’s internal affairs – he does not see this as an international issue. For China, Korea, and others the fact that the shrine also includes 14 Class A War Criminals makes the Prime Minister’s visits to the Shrine, official or not, an issue of international concern. Why is there such a rift not only between Japan and its neighbors but also between the way Koizumi sees his visits and the way in which China, Korea, and other countries perceive these visits? ...

The Early Conservation Movement in Argentina and the National Park Service

A Brief History of Conservation, Development, Tourism and Sovereignty

by Arthur Oyola-Yemaiel

08/29/2000

This study explores the emergence and development of the conservation movement in Argentina during the twentieth century. I argue that the development of the conservation movement has been linked to shifts in the broader spectrum of Argentina's political arena as well as the international political situation as nations competed for the sovereignty of newly acquired territories after the Indian Wars. This book explores the development of Argentina as a nation in relation to conservation of its natural resources as a counter measure to resource extraction. Thus, I establish the relationship between the need for national sovereignty and socio-economic development via the formulation of nature based tourism industry. This strategy was developed by Excequiel Bustillo and spearhe...

Master Players in a Fixed Game

An Extra-Literary History of Twentieth Century African-American Authors

by Ralph D. Story

04/30/2001

The literary expression of Afro-Americans has been scrutinized and criticized in exhaustive detail, yet historically perceived by many American and English literary scholars as qualitatively and quantitatively underdeveloped. This was the view held by many literary scholars until the late 1960s when Afro-American literary scholars and black students argued forcefully and convincingly in favor of the plays, short stories, poetry and novels written by Afro-Americans. Despite such noteworthy efforts, however, few scholars have investigated the uneven and sporadic appearance of publications, or the absence of publications, by black writers in any comprehensive fashion. Thus, the dissertation examines the various extra-literary problems faced by Afro-American writers which have contributed to e...

A Combat Advisor's Guide to Tribal Engagement

History, Law and War as Operational Elements

by Patrick James Christian with a Foreword by Brig. Gen. (Ret.) David L. Grange

01/28/2011

This book was written as a source of information and instruction, primarily for government and contractor personnel engaged in the conduct of combat advising, tribal engagement, provincial reconstruction, social development, and conflict resolution at the tribal, foreign military/government, or other sub-cultural level. It will also be of interest to the families and friends who remain behind and find the ongoing conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Africa and Latin America incomprehensible. They may find that this guide helps to clarify at least the intended goals, if not the methodology, that deployed personnel are supposed to be following. Reviews "I finally finished Patrick Christian's work and can say it is one of the best perspectives I have read lately on tribal engagements. ...

The End of the Rod

A History of the Abolition of Corporal Punishment in the Courts of England and Wales

by Raymond L. Gard

12/09/2009

The End of the Rod describes the tortuous steps that led to the abolition of corporal punishment as a sentence of the courts in England and Wales in 1948. It seeks to give voice to the key actors in the process: civil servants and politicians, along with those actually inflicting and experiencing that corporal punishment. It uses a variety of archival material and original sources to achieve this. The account begins in the late nineteenth century and traces debates, negotiations, and manoeuvring from then to the legislation of 1948. The work then looks at the consequences of that abolition and offers an explanation as to why the changes it describes may have occurred.

by Sylvain R Y Louboutin

01/31/1999

Comprehensive global garbage detection (GGD) in object-oriented distributed systems, i.e., GGD intrinsically able to detect distributed cycles of garbage, has mostly been addressed via graph tracing algorithms. Graph tracing algorithms must account for every live object in the system before any resource can actually be reclaimed which compromises both their scalability and robustness in a distributed environment. Alternative non-comprehensive approaches trade-off comprehensiveness for scalability and robustness under the assumptions that distributed cycles of garbage are rare and that all comprehensive algorithms are necessarily unscalable. This thesis contends instead that distributed cycles of garbage are as likely to occur as local cycles and that a comprehensive alternative to g...

Trinitarian Intelligibility: An Analysis of Contemporary Discussions

An Investigation of Western Academic Trinitarian Theology of the Late Twentieth Century

by Dr. Jennifer Anne Herrick

03/30/2007

The concern of this thesis is with the history of ideas; specifically, the history of recent theological ideas. This thesis is not a work of systematic theology but rather situates discourse about a theological problem within the matrix of some relevant contemporary thought. Its category then is the history of the development of ideas. In the late twentieth century many academic theologians found the intelligibility of the traditional language used about the Christian Trinitarian God to be problematic. This is the thesis’ research problem. The research hypothesis is that these recent academic theologians sought to make trinitarian language used about the Christian Trinitarian God intelligible by replacing static definitions of 'person' with a dynamic relational model. The methodolog...

Integrating Financial Services Regulation

Exploring Some of the Challenges Posed by the EU Data Protection Regime

by Solomon Osagie

08/15/2018

The book charts the course and the history of how the regulation of financial services has evolved looking particularly at data protection. It addresses concepts like integration theory, the behaviour of nation-states when they attempt to forge geo-political unions and the implications and outcomes of state interaction in regulatory matters. Unlike many other General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) publications in the market, it contains useful analyses of the GDPR but it does so in a very practical and informative way. It recognises the perspectives of various interests including academics and commercial organisations and presents the subject in a compelling, historical and easy to digest manner, starting with the challenges of integration that the EU has faced. It then charts the cours...

Africa and the Democratic Option

A Quest for Effectiveness and Legitimacy in Governance

by Austin O. Ogunsuyi

05/29/2004

The prospect for democracy in Africa is the central concern of this study. The factors that contribute to the existence of undemocratic or autocratic governments in most of Africa, therefore, become our major focus for evaluation.An analysis of the pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial political history of Africa attribute autocracy in Africa to irreconcilable differences between the African traditional institutions and the imposed colonial political and economic systems. This socioeconomic and political disharmony, orchestrated by the colonial economics of exploitation, set the tone for neocolonial African states fraught with economic and political instability.Our research strategy involved a qualitative technique of collecting and analyzing a significant body of data relating to the po...

by John M. Clearwater

06/01/1999

The purpose of this book is to examine the birth of bilateral strategic arms control between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Johnson Administration, from 1964 to 1969. It is about the time and the place of the birth of bilateral strategic arms control as it came about in the United States through the efforts of President Lyndon Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in the 1960s. This is the time of the birth of what quickly came to be known as SALT, or the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. This inquiry firstly considers whether the move towards bilateral strategic arms control was institutional or personal. It then looks for the motivating factors: both theoretical and substantive. As few things have only a single cause, it is likely that we shall find th...

The Cross, the Plow and the Skyline

Contemporary Science Fiction and the Ecological Imagination

by Ernest J. Yanarella

04/30/2001

The apocalyptic, pastoral, and urban traditions have fundamentally shaped Western history and influenced American religion, culture, and politics. This book argues that these traditions have not only been decisive in giving form and substance to classic and modern American literature, but have been appropriated by contemporary science fiction. As a loosely connected set of cultural narratives, the Cross, the Plow, and the Skyline have through the medium of science fiction provided a bold vista on the future grounded in an emergent ecological imagination. This challenging vision, the author claims, may yet settle into the New Millennium's cultural consciousness and inform an ecological politics dedicated to confronting the nation's and the world's social and environmental problems. T...

Caveman Chemistry

28 Projects, from the Creation of Fire to the Production of Plastics

by Kevin M. Dunn

09/28/2003

Learn not only how to recreate the chemicals that changed history, but the history behind the chemicals. A five star college level teaching aid! Half a million years ago our ancestors learned to make fire from scratch. They crafted intricate tools from stone and brewed mind-altering elixirs from honey. Their descendants transformed clay into pottery, wool into clothing, and ashes into cleansers. In ceramic crucibles they won metal from rock, the metals lead to colored glazes and glass. Buildings of brick and mortar enshrined books of parchment and paper. Kings and queens demanded ever more colorful clothing and accessories in order to out-class clod-hoppers and call-girls. Kingdoms rose and fell by the power of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal. And the demands of everyday folk for glass ...

by Allen Holmquist, Ph.D., MFT

04/01/2007

Shamanism, hypnosis, imaginal psychotherapies, and meditation are based on the use of what we in the modern western world think of as non-ordinary human consciousness. These four modalities have fundamental similarities and differences in purpose, theory, technique, type of alternative consciousness, and their application of non-ordinary reality. Shamanism, the oldest and most intertwined with the cultures in which it is practiced, will be explored as a model for individual healing and transformation and professional training. The shamanic way will also be explored as a model of consciousness and a world-view that offers individuals, groups, and society much needed coping mechanisms, healing techniques, and transformative values that may be helpful in dealing with this trying and important...

Terranova

The Spanish Cod Fishery on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland in the Twentieth Century

by Rosa García-Orellán

10/08/2010

Terranova is the story of Spain’s twentieth-century industrial cod fishery on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. It combines oral history (including interviews with over 300 participants in the fishery) with socio-political-economic history to describe how the industry and Spain itself evolved over seven decades. Terranova pays special attention to how work and life onboard trawlers changed in 1926, when Spain’s industrial fishery began, and how they have evolved through the turn of the twenty-first century. It concludes by describing how technological advances and increased competition among fishers brought the collapse of the Newfoundland cod fishery in 1992.

Sharks in Danger

Global Shark Conservation Status with Reference to Management Plans and Legislation

by Rachel Cunningham-Day

10/11/2001

This book reviews the current status of, and threats to, shark populations globally with special reference to the basking shark and the great white shark. This book outlines why sharks are a valuable resource, identifies threats to sharks and where they occur and reviews what we need to know about sharks in order to protect them. Fisheries management procedures are investigated to target areas requiring future research and implementation. Conservation initiatives, legislation, and international agreements are reviewed and future measures suggested. Case histories on the basking shark and the great white shark detail threats specific to these species and identify research and management requirements. Sharks are a valuable resource both directly through shark watching trips, m...

Late Mamluk Patronage

Qansuh al-Ghuri's Waqfs and His Foundations in Cairo

by Khaled A. Alhamzah

04/08/2009

This book attempts to look at the structure and functions of the constituent elements of the Ghuriyya complex through the medium of contemporary sources --in particular its waqfiyya--and in doing so, the motives and attitudes of the patron, his goals and his ambitions are defined. In addition, the study seeks to place the monuments in broader context and examine them within the more extended social, economic, political, and cultural environment of al- Ghuri’s reign. This book will be of considerable interest to academics and students working on the history of art and architecture, history, culture and urbanism of the Middle East. Its subject is the expressive intent of Mamluk architecture, using new cultural and iconographical approaches. The book offers the first complete English transl...