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The Gulf The Making of An American Sea

The Gulf  The Making of An American Sea Book
Author : Jack E. Davis
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Release : 2017-03-14
ISBN : 0871408678
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for History Winner of the 2017 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction A National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Finalist A New York Times Notable Book of 2017 One of the Washington Post's Best Books of the Year In this “cri de coeur about the Gulf’s environmental ruin” (New York Times), “Davis has written a beautiful homage to a neglected sea” (front page, New York Times Book Review). Hailed as a “nonfiction epic . . . in the tradition of Jared Diamond’s best-seller Collapse, and Simon Winchester’s Atlantic” (Dallas Morning News), Jack E. Davis’s The Gulf is “by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring and chilling for anyone who cares about the future of ‘America’s Sea’ ” (Wall Street Journal). Illuminating America’s political and economic relationship with the environment from the age of the conquistadors to the present, Davis demonstrates how the Gulf’s fruitful ecosystems and exceptional beauty empowered a growing nation. Filled with vivid, untold stories from the sportfish that launched Gulfside vacationing to Hollywood’s role in the country’s first offshore oil wells, this “vast and welltold story shows how we made the Gulf . . . [into] a ‘national sacrifice zone’ ” (Bill McKibben). The first and only study of its kind, The Gulf offers “a unique and illuminating history of the American Southern coast and sea as it should be written” (Edward O. Wilson).

The Gulf

The Gulf Book
Author : Jack E. Davis
Publisher :
Release : 2018-03-20
ISBN : 9781631494024
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hailed as a "nonfiction epic . . . in the tradition of Jared Diamond's best-seller Collapse, and Simon Winchester's Atlantic" (Dallas Morning News), Jack E. Davis's The Gulf is "by turns informative, lyrical, inspiring and chilling for anyone who cares about the future of 'America's Sea' " (Wall Street Journal). Illuminating America's political and economic relationship with the environment from the age of the conquistadors to the present, Davis demonstrates how the Gulf's fruitful ecosystems and exceptional beauty empowered a growing nation. Filled with vivid, untold stories from the sportfish that launched Gulfside vacationing to Hollywood's role in the country's first offshore oil wells, this "vast and welltold story shows how we made the Gulf . . . [into] a 'national sacrifice zone' " (Bill McKibben). The first and only study of its kind, The Gulf offers "a unique and illuminating history of the American Southern coast and sea as it should be written" (Edward O. Wilson).

The Gulf

The Gulf Book
Author : Jack E. Davis
Publisher :
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9780871408662
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The tragic collision between civilization and nature in the Gulf of Mexico becomes a uniquely American story in this environmental [tale]"--Amazon.com.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place Book
Author : Jean Baudrillard
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780253210036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama of 1992, Baudrillard draws on his concepts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the Gulf War did not take place but was a carefully scripted media event -- a "virtual" war. Patton's introduction argues that Baudrillard, more than any other critic of the Gulf War, correctly identified the stakes involved in the gestation of the New World Order.

Globalization and the Gulf

Globalization and the Gulf Book
Author : John W. Fox,Nada Mourtada-Sabbah,Mohammed Al Mutawa
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2006-09-27
ISBN : 1135988277
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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For centuries, the Arabian Gulf has been a crossroads where seafaring people and Bedouins alike travelled great distances transacting business. Events of the past few years, both good and bad, have directed the world’s attention to the Arabian Peninsula, where a rich cultural tradition is rapidly incorporating the latest innovations from around the world. This is the process of globalization. New economies create enormous potential, but it will require great care for the people of the region to steer through a period of profound change. Political and economic interests intent on maintaining the flow of petroleum products on one hand, and people in the Gulf region who assess their won interests from quite a different perspective, on the other, exert pressures from conflicting directions. Reconciling these interests in a time of rapid globalization poses enormous challenges. This timely volume brings together the work of scholars from both the Middle East and the West who have the expertise to evaluate the interaction of new ideas, new technologies and new economies. Brought together by the American University of Sharjah and the Sociological Association of the UAE, the contributors reflect on both the process of globalism and on the traditions of Gulf society and culture, offering views on how these trends interact within the global system.

The Gulf Stream

The Gulf Stream Book
Author : Stan Ulanski
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2008-09-08
ISBN : 9780807887103
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Coursing through the Atlantic Ocean is a powerful current with a force 300 times that of the mighty Amazon. Ulanski explores the fascinating science and history of this sea highway known as the Gulf Stream, a watery wilderness that stretches from the Caribbean to the North Atlantic. Spanning both distance and time, Ulanski's investigation reveals how the Gulf Stream affects and is affected by every living thing that encounters it--from tiny planktonic organisms to giant bluefin tuna, from ancient mariners to big-game anglers. He examines the scientific discovery of ocean circulation, the role of ocean currents in the settlement of the New World, and the biological life teeming in the stream.

The Gulf Cooperation Council

The Gulf Cooperation Council Book
Author : Rouhollah K. Ramazani,Rouhollah Karegar Ramazani,Joseph A. Kechichian,Sultan B. Al-Qasimi
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780813911489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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If there has been a gap in the knowledge of the GCC, this book now fills it. This volume presents the essential information schematically, with sound comment by the author, and includes a rich collection of documents.

Bahrain and the Gulf

Bahrain and the Gulf Book
Author : Jeffrey B. Nugent,Theodore H. Thomas
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-05
ISBN : 1317292480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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After the oil discoveries of the early 1930s, Bahrain rapidly became an oil exporting country with a relatively high income per capita. More recently Bahrain has succeeded in diversifying its oil dominated economy by developing regional banking and other services, and a variety of light and heavy industries. Various circumstances have combined to make Bahrain a leader among the Arab Gulf States in the transformation of traditional Arabic tribal societies into modern social and economic structures. This book, first published in 1985, in exploring the past, present and possible futures of Bahrain and the Gulf, attempts to describe the nature of this transformation. It estimates to what extent Bahrain has merely an outward appearance of modernity, and explores the conflicts between the compelling power of modern values and the pervasive traditional religions. Bahrain is not typical of the Arab countries of the Gulf; it may, however, serve as a gauge of their current position and likely future. It will therefore be valuable to those interested in gaining more insight into the history and politics of the Middle East during this period of rapid change.

Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico Vol 1

Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico  Vol  1 Book
Author : John McEachran,Janice D. Fechhelm
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Release : 2013-06-17
ISBN : 0292757050
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world and contains over 15 percent of all known species of marine fishes. This diverse fish fauna has been the subject of many publications, but, until now, no work has ever surveyed all known species, including the deep sea fishes and those of the southern Gulf. This book is the first of two volumes that will cover the entire fish fauna of the Gulf of Mexico. An introductory section that outlines the Gulf's geographical setting, geological origin, current patterns, tides, sediments, meteorology, ecology, and biological exploration is followed by a key for the forty-four orders of fishes known from the Gulf. Keys and descriptions are provided for families, which are arranged phylogenetically, and for the species, which are arranged alphabetically, described, and distinguished from similar species. All but a few species are illustrated. Volume 2 is tentatively scheduled for publication in early 2006.

The Gulf War

The Gulf War Book
Author : Suzanne Murdico
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2003-12-15
ISBN : 9780823945511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Examines events surrounding the 1991 war between Iraq and a worldwide coalition of forces, plus biographical notes on important figures and a look at the effects of this war.