Seas and Waterways of the World

Seas and Waterways of the World

"... Describes the world's major nautical features, the wide variety of uses for those waterways, and a number of essential issues arising from water-borne commerce"--P. [4] of cover.

Author: John Zumerchik

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851097111

Category: History

Page: 731

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This is the first comprehensive encyclopedia on the history of the vast and varied ways human beings have used the world's waterways for business, protection, and recreation. * 134 entries, organized alphabetically within 3 sections * Approximately 50 contributors—experts in the study and practice of water-based commerce * A chronology of important events in nautical history * A rich selection of photographs, illustrations, and maps
Categories: History

The Great Depression and the New Deal A Thematic Encyclopedia 2 volumes

The Great Depression and the New Deal  A Thematic Encyclopedia  2 volumes

He has written for, edited, or co-edited numerous reference works including ABC-CLIOÊs Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, its Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations, and Rebellions in American ...

Author: Daniel Leab

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598841558

Category: History

Page: 792

View: 832

A comprehensive encyclopedia of the 1930s in the United States, showing how the Depression affected every aspect of American life. • Over 650 alphabetically organized entries on the impact of the Depression and the New Deal on the nation's economy, politics, society, arts, and minorities • 45 contributors at the forefront of current scholarship on 1930s America and the continuing aftershocks of that tumultuous time • Primary documents integrated throughout, including Woody Guthrie songs, writings and speeches from Huey Long and Father Coughlin, murals by Diego Rivera, excerpts from The Grapes of Wrath, and contemporary newspaper articles • Illustrations providing definitive images of the Depression/New Deal era, including federally funded work such as Dorothea Lange's photography for the Farm Security Administration • A comprehensive chronology that marks the origins, course, and consequences of the Depression and the New Deal • Bibliographic listings for each entry and a comprehensive index of people, places, events, and key terms
Categories: History

Popular Controversies in World History Investigating History s Intriguing Questions 4 volumes

Popular Controversies in World History  Investigating History s Intriguing Questions  4 volumes

Investigating History's Intriguing Questions Steven L. Danver ... or co-edited are ABC-CLIO's The Great Depression and New Deal: A Thematic Encyclopedia, Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, ...

Author: Steven L. Danver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598840780

Category: History

Page: 1424

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Covering prehistoric times to the modern era, this fascinating resource presents pro-and-con arguments regarding unresolved, historic controversies throughout the development of the world. • Includes 58 chapters in four volumes that address significant historical questions focused upon topics such as the Old Testament, the Roman Empire, the historic Buddha, William Shakespeare, the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and weapons of mass destruction • Provides a pro-and-con debate format that encourages readers to evaluate the validity of arguments and evidence
Categories: History

Revolts Protests Demonstrations and Rebellions in American History

Revolts  Protests  Demonstrations  and Rebellions in American History

... Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues; and Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions; and has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, ...

Author: Steven Laurence Danver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598842210

Category: History

Page: 1210

View: 397

This three-volume work traces the history of revolts and rebellions from the colonial era to the 20th century. * 71 chronologically arranged entries detail the revolts and uprisings that have shaped the history of the United States, with 2–5 subentries that drill down into those histories * Each entry includes an overview essay, followed by entries on related people, groups, organizations, ideas, and places, along with select primary sources * Contributions come from a distinguished group of American historians from across the nation and across historical disciplines * One volume is comprised entirely of primary source documents * Illustrations and photographs show events discussed
Categories: History

French Banking and Entrepreneurialism in China and Hong Kong

French Banking and Entrepreneurialism in China and Hong Kong

General Trading Companies: A Comparative and Historical Study, Tokyo, United Nations University Press, 1990. Jacob Price, Overseas Trade and Traders, ... Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues.

Author: Hubert Bonin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429560095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 653

Many books have addressed the economic and financial history of Hong Kong, and the imperialist conflicts in the key Chinese port-cities but very few books have explored French initiatives and performance in this area, beyond diplomacy, geopolitics or cultural issues. In this book, Hubert Bonin confronts arguments about "the great divergence", "the first globalisation", and forms of "economic patriotism". He gauges the competitive edge of French companies and banks, their struggle with British domination (HBSC, Chartered, shipping, trade houses/hongs) and their resistance against competitors from other countries (Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, USA, or Russia). The book delves into studies of management abroad, therefore mixing broad geo-economic issues with precise business history and deep banking history. The connections between French interests in China and Hong Kong and the colony of Indochina are established too. A second part of the book is dedicated to the case study of Hong Kong, as the British colony acted as a hub for Asian and European interests at the heart of connections with mainland China and some neighbouring territories (Indochina, etc.). This is essential reading for academics interested in banking and business history, the history of entrepreneurship, as well as, those involved in the contemporary history of China and Hong Kong, in the assessment of world-wide geo-economic competition between European powers in Asia (Great-Britain, and France), and in the first stages of economic "modernity", along European models, in emerging modern China.
Categories: Business & Economics

Geopolitics A Guide to the Issues

Geopolitics  A Guide to the Issues

... Maritime Disputes and Sovereignty Issues in East Asia (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2009); and Justin Corfield, “South China Sea,” in Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, ed.

Author: Bert Chapman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313385803

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

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This concise introduction to the growth and evolution of geopolitics as a discipline includes biographical information on its leading historical and contemporary practitioners and detailed analysis of its literature. • Biographies of major current geopolitical scholars and descriptions and listings of their works • Maps of geopolitical crisis areas, such as Afghanistan/Pakistan, the South China Sea, and the Straits of Malacca • Quotations from various government and military primary source documents • A glossary of geopolitical terms • A bibliography of international scholarly resources, including government and military documents
Categories: Political Science

Port Economics Management and Policy

Port Economics  Management and Policy

Scale diseconomies and efficiencies of liner shipping, Maritime Policy & Management, 39(7), 673–683. Zumerchik, J. and Danver, S.L. (2009). Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, Santa Barbara, ...

Author: Theo Notteboom

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000526936

Category: Transportation

Page: 690

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Port Economics, Management and Policy provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary port industry, showing how ports are organized to serve the global economy and support regional and local development. Structured in eight sections plus an introduction and epilog, this textbook examines a wide range of seaport topics, covering maritime shipping and international trade, port terminals, port governance, port competition, port policy and much more. Key features of the book include: Multidisciplinary perspective, drawing on economics, geography, management science and engineering Multisector analysis including containers, bulk, break-bulk and the cruise industry Focus on the latest industry trends, such as supply chain management, automation, digitalization and sustainability Benefitting from the authors’ extensive involvement in shaping the port sector across five continents, this text provides students and scholars with a valuable resource on ports and maritime transport systems. Practitioners and policymakers can also use this as an essential guide towards better port management and governance.
Categories: Transportation



... and other minerals were carried out to sea by rivers,” as noted by John Zumerchik and Steen L. Danver, eds., Seas and Waterways of the World—An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC Clio, 2010), 1:419. 2.

Author: Phillip John Usher

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823284238

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Exterranean concerns the extraction of stuff from the Earth, a process in which matter goes from being sub- to exterranean. By opening up a rich archive of nonmodern texts and images from across Europe, this work offers a bracing riposte to several critical trends in ecological thought. By shifting emphasis from emission to extraction, Usher reorients our perspective away from Earthrise-like globes and shows what is gained by opening the planet to depths within. The book thus maps the material and immaterial connections between the Earth from which we extract, the human and nonhuman agents of extraction, and the extracted matter with which we live daily. Eschewing the self-congratulatory claims of posthumanism, Usher instead elaborates a productive tension between the materially-situated homo of nonmodern humanism and the abstract and aggregated anthropos of the Anthropocene. In dialogue with Michel Serres, Bruno Latour, and other interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities, Usher shows what premodern material can offer to contemporary theory. Examining textual and visual culture alike, Usher explores works by Ronsard, Montaigne, and Rabelais, early scientific works by Paracelsus and others, as well as objects, engravings, buildings, and the Salt Mines of Wieliczka. Both historicist and speculative in approach, Exterranean lays the groundwork for a comparative ecocriticism that reaches across and untranslates theoretical affordances between periods and languages.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Banking in China 1890s 1940s

Banking in China  1890s   1940s

Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues (2 volumes), Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 2009, pp. 257–270. 9 Nicole Tixier, “La Chine dans la stratégie impériale: le rôle du Quai d'Orsay et de ses agents” ...

Author: Hubert Bonin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000054453

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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From the 1890s to the 1940s, French State and entrepreneurial companies were enticed to promote French interests, beyond mere colonial targets, for the sake of economic patriotism. Chinese concessions, not including Hong Kong, were thus inserted into geo-economic moves, and French stakeholders asserted their philosophy of competition, and displayed their means of influence and investment. In this book, the author assesses the challenges which confronted French actors in the face of powerful British imperial action overseas, all the more so because German Belgian, Japanese, and then also North-American competitors joined the fray. The book targets three concessions: Canton/Guangzhou, Tientsin/Tianjin, and Hankeou/Wuhan because of their significance in the emergence of a modern economy in the country. The three main sections of the book explore the position of French stakeholders, mainly businessmen, merchant houses, bankers, and a few industrialists, in these three port-cities and China overall. The chapters gauge their capital of influence and networking, commercial tools, and banking skills in the face of competition, the hardships of crossing the changes in economic productive systems or clusters in the various port-cities and their areas, rich with commercial offshoots. Also, several chapters underscore the uncertainties caused by geopolitical and military events in China. For each of the three concessions, commercial and banking systems, assessments of the successes and limits of the French bankers and merchants are investigated, with the aim of evaluating the reality of French entrepreneurialism and power in the regions prospected by the offshoots of French capitalism. The book will be an invaluable resource for academics interested in the history of banking and finance, business, entrepreneurship, colonialism and "economic patriotism" in Chinese history, in geo-economics and in connected history.
Categories: Business & Economics