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Heraldry Of The Oceans

Author : Alastair Arnott
ISBN : 0752493418
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Britain traded with many nations throughout history, and the bulk of that trade was by sea. Their merchant seafarers formed a mighty force which was large throughout the 19th century and reached its peak in the 1960s. Though seemingly one body, it comprised many individual companies, each with its own traditions and identity. This book is a celebration of this and an attempt at chronicling these characteristics that give the industry both corporate identity and an element of individuality. The rapid diminution of the British-flagged fleet in recent years has all but extinguished this structure, and those who had intimate experience of it are now aging and their memories fading. It is disappointing that so little of this story has been recorded and this book will, at least in part, make up for this omission.


Author : Andrew Dwyer
ISBN : 9780522856224
Genre : Travel
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One of the most satisfying culinary pursuits is to catch, prepare and eat absolutely fresh seafood. The recipes and stories in this book are a celebration of Australia, our maritime history, our oceans and the wonderful seafood they provide.
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Death Across Oceans Archaeology Of Coffins And Vaults In Britain America And Australia

Author : Harold Mytum
ISBN : 9781944466169
Genre : Social Science
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Death Across Oceans: Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain, America, and Australia brings together the leading researchers in historic mortuary practice from Britain, North America, and Australia. It is the first book dedicated to the material culture associated with burial in the historic, English-speaking world. It combines reflections and evaluations from the pioneer scholars who initiated research in this field during the 1980s with studies by young scholars now pushing the research into a new and wider range of issues. This volume will be the seminal work in this field for some time, providing key analyses and essential bibliographic routes into site-specific literature, and setting the research agenda for the future.
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Heraldic Studies

Author : Jacob Sockness
ISBN : 9781329967298
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Heraldry And The Heralds

Author : Rodney Dennys
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039327718
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Herman Melville

Author : Hershel Parker
ISBN : 0801881862
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This two-volume project constitutes the most comprehensive biography of Melville ever published. Hershel Parker reveals with extraordinary precision the twisting turns and turmoil of Melville's life, from his Manhattan boyhood to his death.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Foundations Of The Earth

Author : H.H. Shugart
ISBN : 9780231537698
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"Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?" God asks Job in the "Whirlwind Speech," but Job cannot reply. This passage—which some environmentalists and religious scholars treat as a "green" creation myth—drives renowned ecologist H. H. Shugart's extraordinary investigation, in which he uses verses from God's speech to Job to explore the planetary system, animal domestication, sea-level rise, evolution, biodiversity, weather phenomena, and climate change. Shugart calls attention to the rich resonance between the Earth's natural history and the workings of religious feeling, the wisdom of biblical scripture, and the arguments of Bible ethicists. The divine questions that frame his study are quintessentially religious, and the global changes humans have wrought on the Earth operate not only in the physical, chemical, and biological spheres but also in the spiritual realm. Shugart offers a universal framework for recognizing and confronting the global challenges humans now face: the relationship between human technology and large-scale environmental degradation, the effect of invasive species on the integrity of ecosystems, the role of humans in generating wide biotic extinctions, and the future of our oceans and tides.
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The Coat Of Arms

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105012805128
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