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Malay Waters

Malay Waters

The Story of Little Ships Coasting Out of Singapore and Penang in Peace and War

  • Author: Henry Major Tomlinson
  • Publisher: London [1950]
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Coastwise shipping
  • Page: 199
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Out in the Midday Sun

Out in the Midday Sun

The British in Malaya 1880-1960

  • Author: Margaret Shennan
  • Publisher: Monsoon Books
  • ISBN: 9814625329
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
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The story of British Malaya and Singapore, from the days of Victorian pioneers to the denouement of independence, is a momentous episode in Britain’s colonial past. Through memoirs, letters and interviews, Margaret Shennan chronicles its halcyon years, the two World Wars, economic depression and diaspora, revealing the attitudes of the diverse quixotic characters of this now quite vanished world. The British came as fortune-seekers to exploit Asian trade shipped through Penang and Singapore. They found a mature Asian culture in a land of palm-fringed shores and primeval jungle. Like modern Romans, they built townships, defences, communications and hill stations, they spurred a rivalry between the fledgling commercial centres of Singapore, Penang and Kuala Lumpur, and they superimposed their law and established an idiosyncratic political system. They also developed the tin and rubber of the Malay States, encouraging Chinese and Indian immigrants by their open-door policy. The outcome was a vibrant multi-racial society – the most cosmopolitan in the East.

From World City to the World in One City

From World City to the World in One City

Liverpool Through Malay Lives

  • Author: Tim Bunnell
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118827732
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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From World City to the World in One City examines changing geographies of Liverpool through and across the lives of Malay seamen who arrived in the city during its final years as a major imperial port. Draws upon life histories and memories of people who met at the Malay Club in Liverpool until its closure in 2007, to examine changing urban sites and landscapes as well as the city’s historically shifting constitutive connections In considering the historical presence of Malay seamen in Liverpool, draws attention to a group which has previously received only passing mention in historical and geographical studies of both that city, and of multi-ethnic Britain more widely Demonstrates that Liverpool-based Malay men sustained social connections with Southeast Asia long before scholars began to use terms such as ‘globalization’ or ‘transnationalism’ Based on a diverse range of empirical data, including interviews with members of the Malay Club in Liverpool and interviews in Southeast Asia, as well as archival and secondary sources Accessibly-written for non-academic audiences interested in the history and urban social geography of Liverpool

Lifeboat

Lifeboat

  • Author: John R. Stilgoe
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813922218
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 325
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The fire extinguisher; the airline safety card; the lifeboat. Until September 11, 2001, most Americans paid homage to these appurtenances of disaster with a sidelong glance, if at all. But John Stilgoe has been thinking about lifeboats ever since he listened with his father as the kitchen radio announced that the liner Lakonia had caught fire and sunk in the Atlantic. It was Christmas 1963, and airline travel and Cold War paranoia had made the images of an ocean liner’s distress—the air force dropping supplies in the dark, a freighter collecting survivors from lifeboats—seem like echoes of a bygone era. But Stilgoe, already a passionate reader and an aficionado of small-boat navigation, began to delve into accounts of other disasters at sea. What he found was a trunkful of hair-raising stories—of shipwreck, salvation, seamanship brilliant and inept, noble sacrifice, insanity, cannibalism, courage and cravenness, even scandal. In nonfiction accounts and in the works of Conrad, Melville, and Tomlinson, fear and survival animate and degrade human nature, in the microcosm of an open boat as in society at large. How lifeboats are made, rigged, and captained, Stilgoe discovered, and how accounts of their use or misuse are put down, says much about the culture and circumstances from which they are launched. In the hands of a skillful historian such as Stilgoe, the lifeboat becomes a symbol of human optimism, of engineering ingenuity, of bureaucratic regulation, of fear and frailty. Woven through Lifeboat are good old-fashioned yarns, thrilling tales of adventure that will quicken the pulse of readers who have enjoyed the novels of Patrick O’Brian, Crabwalk by Günter Grass, or works of nonfiction such as The Perfect Storm and In the Heart of the Sea. But Stilgoe, whose other works have plumbed suburban culture, locomotives, and the shore, is ultimately after bigger fish. Through the humble, much-ignored lifeboat, its design and navigation and the stories of its ultimate purpose, he has found a peculiar lens on roughly the past two centuries of human history, particularly the war-tossed, technology-driven history of man and the sea.

The New Volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

The New Volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Constituting in Combination with the Existing Volumes of the Ninth Edition, the Tenth Edition of that Work, and Also Supplying a New, Distinctive, and Independent Library of Reference Dealing with Recent Events and Developments

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

  • Author: Hugh Chisholm
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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The Encyclopædia Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica

The New Volumes, Constituting, in Combination with the Twenty-nine Volumes of the Eleventh Edition, the Twelfth Edition of that Work, and Also Supplying a New, Distinctive, and Independent Library of Reference Dealing with Events and Developments of the Period 1910 to 1921 Inclusive

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The Encyclopedia Britannica

The Encyclopedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

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Encyclopedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

  • Author: Hugh Chisholm
  • Publisher: N.A
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The new volumes of the EncyclpÆedia britannica

The new volumes of the EncyclpÆedia britannica

constituting, in combination with the existing volumes of the ninth edition, the tenth edition of that work, and also supplying a new, distinctive, and independent library of reference dealing with recent events and developments ...

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

  • Author: Hugh Chrisholm
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Ein nasses Grab

Ein nasses Grab

Kriminalroman

  • Author: Reginald Hill
  • Publisher: Knaur eBook
  • ISBN: 3426414783
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Nach einer Autopanne landet Superintendent Andy Dalziel in Lake House, einem etwas heruntergekommenen Herrensitz. Bonnie, die kürzlich verwitwete Hausherrin, hat es Dalziel sofort angetan. Aber zugleich fällt ihm auf, dass sie der tragische Tod ihres Ehemannes nicht allzu sehr zu betrüben scheint ...

Die großen Seefahrer des 18. Jahrhunderts

Die großen Seefahrer des 18. Jahrhunderts

  • Author: Jules Verne
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 9925072174
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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Südsee-Romanze

Südsee-Romanze

Roman

  • Author: William Somerset Maugham
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783257210033
  • Category: German fiction
  • Page: 183
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Aus Insulinde - Malayische Reisebriefe

Aus Insulinde - Malayische Reisebriefe

  • Author: Ernst Haeckel
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3846041432
  • Category:
  • Page: 292
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Ernst Haeckel (1834 - 1919) war ein deutscher Zoologe, Philosoph und Freidenker. Aus Insulinde" ist die Dokumentation seiner Reisen nach Malaysia. Detailliert beschreibt Haeckel seine Eindrucke von Land und Leuten und lasst den Leser an Malaysias vielfaltiger und bunter Tier- und Pflanzenwelt teilhaben. Sorgfaltig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe von 1901.

Tropischer Regenwald als Ökosystem

Tropischer Regenwald als Ökosystem

  • Author: Ulrich Scholz
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Rain forest ecology
  • Page: 157
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Der Kompass

Der Kompass

eine Erfindung verändert die Welt

  • Author: Amir D. Aczel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783498000561
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  • Page: 174
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Versuch Einer Ethnographie Der Philippinen

Versuch Einer Ethnographie Der Philippinen

  • Author: Ferdinand Blumentritt
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781512295016
  • Category:
  • Page: 152
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"Versuch einer Ethnographie der Philippinen" from Ferdinand Blumentritt. Ferdinand Blumentritt, osterreichischer Ethnograph, Lehrer und Gymnasialdirektor in Leitmeritz (1852-1913)."