KING OF THE WILDERNESS THE LIFE OF DENY KING

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King Of The Wilderness

Author : Christobel Mattingley
ISBN : 1877008419
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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King of the Wilderness recounts the life of Deny King, who made his home in Tasmania’s rugged and spectacular south-west. Acclaimed writer Mattingley spent ten years researching and writing the story of this amazing man. With his blue eyes and husky drawl, Deny King was nationally and internationally celebrated for his exploits on land and sea, for his phenomenal strength and stamina, his ingenuity, humour and kindness, and his unparalleled knowledge of his wild environment. Born in Tasmania in 1909, King had a remarkable childhood on an isolated property in the Huon hinterland. Christobel Mattingley superbly tells the story of his bush upbringing, his long-distance courtship of his wife Margaret, and of his life as a tin-miner, sailor and naturalist on his isolated cove. Through Deny’s continued efforts in conservation, the area around Melaleuca was successfully declared a World Heritage site. He identified several new species of plant, and established a recovery program for the endangered orange-bellied parrot. In later life Deny became a much-admired wildlife painter. King of the Wilderness brings to life one of the great characters of the Australian bush, a man whom walkers would trek for days to visit, who was as famous for his ability to forecast the weather as he was for his knowledge of birds and animals.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The International Tin Cartel

Author : John Hillman
ISBN : 9781135151317
Genre : Business & Economics
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For most of the twentieth century, tin was the site of new forms of international regulation which became a model for other commodities. The onset of the depression of the 1930s saw a collapse in commodity prices, and governments of tin producing countries decided to form a cartel to return the industry to comparative prosperity. This is a detailed study of how the tin industry found itself in difficulty and how the cartel developed its policies of control over production and stocks, together with its enduring legacy after World War II. This study of a cartel brings together two levels of analysis that are normally kept separate; international cooperation, and national organization, and demonstrates how each affected the other. It is based on a comprehensive review of a wide range of archival sources which are sufficiently rich and frank that they provide an insider’s sense of how a cartel actually worked.
Category: Business & Economics

Gilgamesh The King

Author : Robert Silverberg
ISBN : 9780575106321
Genre : Fiction
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'You will be a King, and Great King, and then you will Die, and you may not avoid that destiny, try as you may¿' Two-thirds god, one-third human, Gilgamesh is a giant among men and a formidable warrior, even as a boy. When his father the king of Rurk dies, Gilgamesh is forced into exile by the newly crowned Dumuzi, jealous of his prowess and fearful of his intentions. In neighbouring Kis his fighting skills are honed to perfection, and when in time Dumuzi dies, Gilgamesh returns to be proclaimed king by the wily priestess Inanna, goddess of beauty. Together they rule Uruk, and prosperity descends upon the land. However, the kingship is not enough to satisfy Gilgamesh's gargantuan appetite for adventure, and his boredom is only relieved by the coming of Enkidu, a strange wild man who proves the king's equal in combat. The two become closer than brothers, but when Gilgamesh incurs the wrath of Inanna, the gods conspire to tear them apart, and for Gilgamesh all that remains is his search for immortality. In retelling the legend of the great Sumerian monarch, Robert Silverberg brings all his superb storytelling powers to a mesmerising tale of ambition, power and obsession, against the background of an ancient and fearsome world.
Category: Fiction