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The Sea Kingdoms

Author : Alistair Moffat
ISBN : 9780857901163
Genre : History
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The most powerful representation yet of the race which has repeatedly changed history as we know it' - The Scotsman 'Brimming with interesting facts ... instructive and wide-ranging' - Cal McCrystal, Independent on Sunday 'The best picture of the Celtic race yet written' - South Wales Echo 'Lovingly traces the remnants of a once-powerful people through language, ancient place names, farms, fortresses, harbours and, most of all, through their connection to the sea' - Irish Times Alistair Moffat's journey, from the Scottish islands and Scotland, to the English coast, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland, ignores national boundaries to reveal the rich fabric of culture and history of Celtic Britain which still survives today. This is a vividly told, dramatic and enlightening account of the oral history, legends and battles of a people whose past stretches back many hundred of years. The Sea Kingdoms is a story of great tragedies, ancient myths and spectacular beauty.
Category: History

The Kingdom Under The Sea

Author : Joan Aiken
ISBN : 9781787620490
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A wonderful new reissued edition of the classic Joan Aiken short story collection illustrated with Jan Pienkowski's iconic silhouettes. These East European fairytales have it all: drama, magic, heroes, fairies, dragons, mermaids, adventure, bravery and beauty...
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Kingdom By The Sea

Author : Paul Theroux
ISBN : 9780241958827
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.88 MB
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After eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War and the royal baby, and the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result is vivid and absolutely riveting reading. ‘A sharp and funny descriptive writer. One of his golden talents, perhaps because he is American and therefore classless in British eyes, is the ability to chat up and get on with all sorts ...’ The Times.
Category: Social Science

Underwater Kingdom Of The Sea

Author : Diana Gomez
ISBN : 9781514459027
Genre : Fiction
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What do we really know about our ancestors? This is a question that faces our hero Carlos Montes the son of a wealthy Fabric Warehouse owned and run by his mother Elena Montes. Carlos discovers who he really is through a twist of fate he can not escape as he runs from the law and accidently is hurled to the depths of the ocean and carried to an underwater Castel. He is transformed into a Mer-Man and develops amnesia. Forced into living a new lifestyle he soon discovers that he is the son of the underwater Sea King.
Category: Fiction

Kingdom By The Sea Essential Modern Classics

Author : Robert Westall
ISBN : 9780007301416
Genre : Children's stories
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When a bomb during an air raid destroys Harry's home and kills his family, he knows that he is all alone in the world and has only himself to rely on. Anxious that he will be sent to live with his fussy Cousin Elsie he goes on the run across the war-battered land of North East England, his only friend in his journey a stray dog that he meets on the beach. Will Harry ever find a place to call home again, or will he be on the run forever?Ages: 9+
Category: Children's stories

Kingdoms Of The Yoruba

Author : Robert Sydney Smith
ISBN : 0299116042
Genre : History
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This third edition of what has been described as "this minor classic" has been extensively revised to take account of advances in Nigerian historiography. The twenty million Yorubas are one of the largest and most important groups of people on the African continent. Historically they were organized in a series of autonomous kingdoms and their past is richly recorded in oral tradition and archaeology. From the fifteenth century onwards there are descriptions by visitors and from the nineteenth century there are abundant official reports from administrators and missionaries. Yoruba sculpture in stone, metal, ivory, and wood is famous. Less well-known are the elaborate and carefully designed constitutional forms which were evolved in the separate kingdoms, the methods of warfare and diplomacy, the oral literature, and the religion based on the worship of a "high god" surrounded by a pantheon of more accessible deities. Many of these aspects are shown in the drawings and photographs which have been used--for the first time--to illustrate this distinguished work.
Category: History

The Sea Priestess

Author : Dion Fortune
ISBN : 9781609250638
Genre : Fiction
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The Sea Priestess is the highly acclaimed novel in which Dion Fortune introduces her most powerful fictional character, Vivien Le Fay Morgan- a practicing initiate of the Hermetic Path. Vivien has the ability to transform herself into magical images, and here she becomes Morgan Le Fay, sea priestess of Atlantis and foster daughter to Merlin! Desperately in love with Vivien, Wilfred Maxwell works by her side at an isolated seaside retreat, investigating these occult mysteries. They soon find themselves inextricably drawn to an ancient cult through which they learn the esoteric significance of the magnetic ebb and flow of the moontides.
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Law Of The Sea

Author : United Nations
ISBN : 9211336872
Genre : International law
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Category: International law

Digest Of International Cases On The Law Of The Sea

Author : United Nations. Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
ISBN : 9211337593
Genre : Law
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This publication contains summaries of 33 cases dating from the late nineteenth century to the present which have been selected because they give an insight into the evolution of the law of the sea and the range of issues involved in this important aspect of international law. The cases selected include judgements given by the Permanent Court of International Justice, the Central American Court of Justice, the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as awards rendered by arbitral tribunals and a special commission.
Category: Law

The Sea And Civilization

Author : Lincoln Paine
ISBN : 9781782393573
Genre : History
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A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.
Category: History