... shot each rider upward in the air , and made the frame of the toboggin tremble
-- down over hillocks of hard frozen snow , dashing and bounding , to the river
and the bridge . No bones were broken , though the race was thrice renewed ,
and men were spilt upon the roadside by some furious plunge . ... If only roads
were better made , there would be no end to it ; for the toboggin cannot lose his
Author: New York (State). Board of Railroad CommissionersPublish On: 1891
There are no end posts proper in the truss , their places being supplied by the top
story legs of the bents . ... to the legs of the bent at each end . BRIDGE No. 191
OVER VLOMANS KILL . One span , single track , deck , riveted lattice bridge .
Author: New York (State). Board of Railroad Commissioners
Once we got to the ship, a young midshipman walked me up the bridge ... So, we sit back and hopefully deter them enough to stop... there is no end goal to ...
Author: Jatin Dua
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Social Science
How is it possible for six men to take a Liberian-flagged oil tanker hostage and negotiate a huge pay out for the return of its crew and 2.2 million barrels of crude oil? In his gripping new book, Jatin Dua answers this question by exploring the unprecedented upsurge in maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia in the twenty-first century. Taking the reader inside pirate communities in Somalia, onboard multinational container ships, and within insurance offices in London, Dua connects modern day pirates to longer histories of trade and disputes over protection. In our increasingly technological world, maritime piracy represents not only an interruption, but an attempt to insert oneself within the world of oceanic trade. Captured at Sea moves beyond the binaries of legal and illegal to illustrate how the seas continue to be key sites of global regulation, connectivity, and commerce today.