Download Free A Dutch Castaway on Ascension Island in 1725 PDF by Alex Ritsema Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 5 May 1725 a Dutch ship's officer, Leendert Hasenbosch, was set ashore on the desert island of Ascension in the South Atlantic Ocean, as a punishment for sodomy. He tried to survive on turtles and birds but found very little water on the barren island. He wrote a diary. He probably died after about half a year. In January 1726 British mariners found his tent, diary and other things and brought the diary to England. In 1726 a first English version of the diary of the Dutch castaway was published. Other versions followed in 1728, 1730 and 1976. Who was the castaway? The truth was disclosed by the Dutch historian Michiel Koolbergen (1953-2002), in a posthumously published book in Dutch. With the support of Michiel Koolbergen's family and publisher, this new book discloses the truth in English. This book is the second edition, with some improvements compared to the original edition of 2006. This book is illustrated with line drawings, both historic ones and by the Dutch artist Anneke de Vries.
Download Free St Helena PDF by Susan Britt-Gallagher Full Book and published by Bradt Travel Guides. This book was released on 2015-11-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This guide to these islands includes useful information for cruise-ship passengers and getting to the islands as well as a guide to the local wildlife - flora, birds and marine animals
Download Free Birds of the UK Overseas Territories PDF by Roger Riddington Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are scattered across the globe. Most are small islands or island complexes, occurring from the Caribbean to the furthest reaches of the South Atlantic, via the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In terms of global biodiversity, these territories are remarkably significant. Among landscapes that range from coral atolls, through mangroves and dry forests to the ice sheets of Antarctica, the UKOTs support no fewer than 45 species of birds currently considered to be globally threatened. They are also home to a third of all the world's breeding albatrosses, and nine of the world's 17 species of penguin. In a rapidly changing world, the UKOTs symbolise global crises in climate and biodiversity. Threats faced by their wildlife range from mortality of seabirds at sea through industrial fisheries, and on land as a result of introduced ground predators, to the utter devastation of hurricanes in the Caribbean, which provide a stark reminder of our changing climate. The human impact on the wildlife of our planet has been increasing for centuries, but the next few decades promise to be critical. This book explores the birds and other wildlife of each of the 14 UKOTs, with a particular focus on environmental threats and conservation priorities. Written by authors with a deep connection to the sites, this book represents an important stocktake of the biological richness of these special places in the early 21st century.
Download Free Heligoland, Past and Present PDF by Alex Ritsema Full Book and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2006-04-13 with total page 115 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heligoland (spelled â€œHelgolandâ€ in German) consists of two small German islands in the southeast of the North Sea, some 50 kilometres from the German mainland. The main â€“ and the only inhabited - island has a length of less than two kilometres but it is one of the top-tourist destinations of northwest Germany. This book contains the first comprehensive history of Heligoland in the English language, including: its unique geology (with its cliffs and fossils); its seals, birds and plants; its legends of saints and pirates; its wreckers, fishermen, hunters and pilots; its turbulent military history, from the Middle Ages to the Nazis; accounts of eyewitnesses from various centuries; many line drawings, some historic ones and some made by the Dutch artist Anneke de Vries.
Download Free Land Cover and Land Use Change on Islands PDF by Stephen J. Walsh Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-07-16 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Globalization is not a new phenomenon, but it is posing new challenges to humans and natural ecosystems in the 21st century. From climate change to increasingly mobile human populations to the global economy, the relationship between humans and their environment is being modified in ways that will have long-term impacts on ecological health, biodiversity, ecosystem goods and services, population vulnerability, and sustainability. These changes and challenges are perhaps nowhere more evident than in island ecosystems. Buffeted by rising ocean temperatures, extreme weather events, sea-level rise, climate change, tourism, population migration, invasive species, and resource limitations, islands represent both the greatest vulnerability to globalization and also the greatest scientific opportunity to study the significance of global changes on ecosystem processes, human-environment interactions, conservation, environmental policy, and island sustainability. In this book, we study islands through the lens of Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) and the multi-scale and multi-thematic drivers of change. In addition to assessing the key processes that shape and re-shape island ecosystems and their land cover/land use changes, the book highlights measurement and assessment methods to characterize patterns and trajectories of change and models to examine the social-ecological drivers of change on islands. For instance, chapters report on the results of a meta-analysis to examine trends in published literature on islands, a satellite image time-series to track changes in urbanization, social surveys to support household analyses, field sampling to represent the state of resources and their limitations on islands, and dynamic systems models to link socio-economic data to LCLUC patterns. The authors report on a diversity of islands, conditions, and circumstances that affect LCLUC patterns and processes, often informed through perspectives rooted, for instance, in conservation, demography, ecology, economics, geography, policy, and sociology.
Download Free A Search for Sovereignty PDF by Lauren Benton Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2009-11-30 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Search for Sovereignty approaches world history by examining the relation of law and geography in European empires between 1400 and 1900. Lauren Benton argues that Europeans imagined imperial space as networks of corridors and enclaves, and that they constructed sovereignty in ways that merged ideas about geography and law. Conflicts over treason, piracy, convict transportation, martial law, and crime created irregular spaces of law, while also attaching legal meanings to familiar geographic categories such as rivers, oceans, islands, and mountains. The resulting legal and spatial anomalies influenced debates about imperial constitutions and international law both in the colonies and at home. This study changes our understanding of empire and its legacies and opens new perspectives on the global history of law.
Author : Stefan Halikowski Smith
Publisher : BRILL
Release Date : 2011-09-23
ISBN : 9004190481
Pages : 471 pages
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Download Free Creolization and Diaspora in the Portuguese Indies PDF by Stefan Halikowski Smith Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011-09-23 with total page 471 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the sizeable Portuguese community in Ayutthaya, the chief river-state in Siam, during a period in which Portuguese power in the region declined. The analysis turns on the creolization and diaspora that affected this community, as well as problems with international trade, the Christian conversion process, and European rivalries.
Author : Pius Malekandathil
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 1351997467
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Download Free The Indian Ocean in the Making of Early Modern India PDF by Pius Malekandathil Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume looks into the ways Indian Ocean routes shaped the culture and contours of early modern India. IT shows how these and other historical processes saw India rebuilt and reshaped during late medieval times after a long age of relative ‘stagnation’, ‘isolation’ and ‘backwardness’. The various papers deal with such themes including interconnectedness between Africa and India, trade and urbanity in Golconda, the changing meanings of urbanization in Bengal, commercial and cultural contact between Aceh and India, changing techniques of warfare, representation of early modern rulers of India in contemporary European paintings, the impact of the Indian Ocean on the foreign policies of the Mughals, the meanings of piracy, labour process in the textile sector, Indo-Ottoman trade, Maratha-French relations, Bible translations and religious polemics, weapon making and the uses of elephants. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of early modern Indian history in general and those working on aspects of connected histories in particular.
Download Free Life at Sea PDF by Monique Layton Full Book and published by FriesenPress. This book was released on 2017-01-28 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Life at Sea, anthropologist Monique Layton draws on her experiences on modern cruise ships to examine the evolution of sailing from the Age of Exploration to the Age of Tourism. Using historical records and the reports of people who once went to sea through necessity, curiosity, or adventure, she shows the common events that have shaped their voyages and the ingenuity, courage, and determination that characterize mankind's connection with the all-surrounding sea. The book's topics range from the dependence on the wind and manpower through the invention of devices to determine location at sea to modern maritime technology, from the devastation of scurvy and starvation on early ships of exploration and trade to the luxuries of omnipresent food, on-board medical treatment, and professional entertainment available on behemoth cruise ships. The book also delves into the deeper meaning of seafarers' rituals and their harsh lives with severe discipline and few rewards. These aspects along with the horrors of the slave trade and naval warfare, the harrowing crossings of emigrants and convicts, the ambiguities of piracy, and economics of global trade all show the contradictory elements that have consistently shaped travel by sea.
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Download Free The Evangelical Conversion Narrative PDF by D. Bruce Hindmarsh Full Book and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2005-03-18 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, thousands of ordinary women and men experienced evangelical conversion and turned to a certain form of spiritual autobiography to make sense of their lives. This book traces the rise and progress of conversion narrative as a unique form of spiritual autobiography in early modern England. After outlining the emergence of the genre in the seventeenth century and the revival of the form in the journals of the leaders of the Evangelical Revival, the central chapters of the book examine extensive archival sources to show the subtly different forms of narrative identity that appeared among Wesleyan Methodists, Moravians, Anglicans, Baptists, and others. Attentive to the unique voices of pastors and laypeople, women and men, Western and non-Western peoples, the book establishes the cultural conditions under which the genre proliferated.
Download Free Bending Over Backwards PDF by Lennard J. Davis Full Book and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2002-09 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text re-examines issues concerning the relationship between disability and normality in the light of postmodern theory and political activism. It argues that disability can become the new prism through which postmodernity examines and defines itself.
Download Free St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan Da Cunha PDF by Alan Edwin Day Full Book and published by Abc-Clio Incorporated. This book was released on 1997 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These three South Atlantic British dependent territories were all discovered by Portuguese seamen in the early sixteenth century. Following in the wake of the Portuguese, English and Dutch Eastindia men found the island a convenient port of call on the long haul home. After a brief struggle, St. Helena was tinder the direct rule of the East India Company from 1673 to 1834 when it became a Crown Colony. It is best known as the place f exile of Napoleon Bonaparte from 1815 to his death in 1821. With the opening of the Suez Canal, and the introduction of steamships, St. Helena's economy collapsed and the island has remained a quiet backwater ever since. Ascension and Tristan da Cunha were both occupied by a British garrison when Napoleon arrived on St. Helena in order to prevent any attempt at rescue. Ascension remained tinder Admiralty control as 'a stone frigate' until 1922 when it became a dependency of St. Helena. During the Second World War an American air base was constructed which was heavily used as a staging post for the British task force en route to recover the Falkland Islands in the 1982 South Atlantic War. The base continues to provide an essential link in the logistical support of the British garrison on the Falklands. A small number of families eked out a precarious and isolated existence on Tristan from 1826 to 1961 when its volcano, thought to be long extinct, suddenly erupted causing the islanders to be evacuated to England. There was a general amazement when most of them elected to return to their hard life in 1962. Today, they enjoy six calls a year by South African vessels from Cape Town in connection with the crawfish industry on the island, and an annual visitby a ship from England.
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