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The Gathering Pacific Storm

Author : Tai Ming Cheung
ISBN : 1621964051
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"This book delivers maco-level analysis of the geostrategic, geo-economic, technological, and military context of the competition between the US and China for superiority in military technology and analyzes micro-level case studies of specific contested domains and technological sectors. It reveals a China committed to the rapid development of asymmetric technological capabilities that will allow it to respond to the perceived threat of the Third Offset without being drawn into an economically crippling arms race. It proposes that in response the US should seek to gain its own asymmetric advantage across the geographic, technological, and doctrinal domains. This is an important book for those in security studies and international relations."--Provided by publisher.

Ballads And Poems From The Pacific

Author : Francis Sinclair
Genre : New Zealand poetry
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The Gathering Storm And The Storm Burst

Author : Russell R. Standish
ISBN : 0923309659
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East Asia And Pacific Area

Author : Foreign Affairs Research Documentation Center
ISBN : UIUC:30112028210760
Genre : East Asia
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When The Sky Breaks

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 9780425288054
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester looks at which way the wind blows in this exciting book about giant storms. Simon Winchester is an avid weather watcher. He’s scanned the skies in Oklahoma, waiting for the ominous “finger” of a tornado to touch the Earth. He’s hunkered down in Hong Kong when typhoon warning signals went up. He’s visited the world’s hottest and wettest places, reported on fierce whirlpools, and sailed around South Africa looking for freak winds and waves. He knows about the worst weather in the world. A master nonfiction storyteller, Winchester looks at how, when, where, and why hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, and tornadoes start brewing, how they build, and what happens when these giant storms hit. His lively narrative also includes an historical look at how we learned about weather systems and where we’re headed because of climate change. Stunning photographs illustrate the power of these giant storms.

The Gathering Storm

Author : Geirr H Haarr
ISBN : 9781473831315
Genre : History
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“A top-of-the-line examination of operations in north European waters during the first eight months of [WWII] . . . by far the best work on that subject.”—Stone & Stone The term “the phony war” is often applied to the first months of the Second World War, a term suggesting inaction or passivity. That may have been the perception of the war on land, but at sea it was very different. This new book is a superb survey of the fierce naval struggles, from 1939 up to the invasion of Norway in April 1940. The author begins the book with the sinking of the German fleet at Scapa Flow in 1919 and then covers the rebuilding of the Kriegsmarine and parallel developments in the Royal Navy and summarizes relevant advances in European navies. The main part of the book then describes the actions at sea starting with the fall of Poland. There is a complex, intertwined narrative that follows. The sinking of Courageous, the German mining of the British East Coast, the Northern Patrol, the sinking of Rawalpindi, small ship operations in the North Sea and German Bight, the Altmark incident are all covered. Further afield the author deals with the German surface raiders and looks at the early stages of the submarine war in the Atlantic. As with his previous books, Geirr Haarr has researched extensively in German, British, and other archives, and the work is intended to paint a balanced and detailed picture of this significant period of the war when the opposing naval forces were adapting to a form of naval warfare quite different to that experienced in WWI.

Voices From The Gathering Storm

Author : Glenn M. Linden
ISBN : 0842029990
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Voices from the Gathering Storm explains the dramatic change in thinking about the nature and value of the American Union from 1846 to 1861 which impelled citizens from 11 southern states to declare independence and the remaining 22 states to fight the bloodiest war in the nation's history. This reader tells the story of seventeen Northerners and Southerners who lived through the critical fifteen years prior to the Civil War. In their letters and diaries, they describe in their own words what it was like to live during the sectional crisis and the coming of the war. Men like Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis thought deeply about issues of patriotism and states' rights, issues which remain of great importance today. Women and black Americans were also passionate in their beliefs. Harriet Beecher Stowe felt so strongly about slavery that she wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. Frederick Douglass and Charlotte Forten GrimkÈ wrote of their abhorrence of slavery and the need to end that 'evil institution.' The lives of Southern women were also affected as they were forced to confront the issue of slavery and the Northern effort to end it. The voices of these men and women are heard in this new volume. At this time the North and South made decisions that resulted in two very different civilizations-the South embraced slavery and states' rights, while the North rejected the expansion of slavery and accepted the idea of an indivisible Union. These pre-Civil War years contain the key to understanding how the war came to be and also enable students to comprehend the modern North and South. Voices from the Gathering Storm is the only text that uses primary sources to illustrate the conflicts that divided the nation before the war. This use of primary sources allows students to enter more deeply into the lives of Northerners and Southerners and to understand and appreciate the way in which they responded to this tense period in American history. The author provides chapter introductions that connect the d

Extreme Weather

Author : John Farndon
ISBN : 9780756643478
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A completely unique approach to illustrated reference, DK's Experience series uses panoramic storyboard sequences to help readers dive into the printed page and learn in a whole new way as the action unfolds. Cutting-edge digital illustrations reveal the natural world as never before. Text follows a graphic pathway to guide readers through each subject. Illustrations connect every page to create a brand-new type of learning adventure. Definitions on every page help readers increase their vocabulary as they read.

Pacific Storm

Author : Recah Trinidad
ISBN : UOM:39015064759494
Genre : Boxers (Sports)
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A Filipino world champion in WBC flyweight boxing.

Encyclopedia Of Disasters Environmental Catastrophes And Human Tragedies 2 Volumes

Author : Angus M. Gunn
ISBN : 9780313087479
Genre : History
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This two-volume set explores disasters that occurred around the world. The disasters are listed chronologically, beginning with the Supervolcano in Toba, Indonesia in 74000 B.C. and ending with the Greensburg, Kansas tornado in 2007. The entries are detailed and informative and provide the exact causes of each event, whether it was an environmental catastrophe or a human tragedy.

Monthly Weather Review

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ISBN : PRNC:32101074877224
Genre : Meteorology
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Addressing Hiv Aids In East Asia And The Pacific

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ISBN : 0821359169
Genre : Medical
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Describing the risks associated with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the region, this title provides lessons learned from different countries, and spells out key challenges, including political commitment and multisectoral support; public health surveillance and monitoring and evaluation; prevention; care, support, and treatment; and health services delivery.

Sea Cobra

Author : Buckner Melton Jr.
ISBN : 9781461749127
Genre : History
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One of the costliest battles of World War II happens to be one of the least known. After failing to stop the attack of Admiral Takeo Kurita at Leyte Gulf, Admiral “Bull” Halsey made a desperate attempt to engage the Japanese Imperial Navy in a full-scale battle. Acting against better judgment and in a desperate attempt at redemption, Halsey led his crew into the raging path of a typhoon, which resulted in the loss of nearly one thousand sailors—the most costly mission of the Pacific war.

At War With The Wind

Author : David Sears
ISBN : 9780806535968
Genre : History
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A Main Selection of the Military Book Club and a Featured Alternate of the History Book Club In the last days of World War II, a new and baffling weapon terrorized the United States Navy in the Pacific. To the sailors who learned to fear them, the body-crashing warriors of Japan were known as "suiciders"; among the Japanese, they were named for a divine wind that once saved the home islands from invasion: kamikaze. Told from the perspective of the men who endured this horrifying tactic, At War with the Wind is the first book to recount in nail-biting detail what it was like to experience an attack by Japanese kamikazes. David Sears, acclaimed author of The Last Epic Naval Battle, draws on personal interviews and unprecedented research to create a narrative of war that is stunning in its vivid re-creations. Born of desperation in the face of overwhelming material superiority, suicide attacks--by aircraft, submarines, small boats, and even manned rocket-boosted gliders--were capable of inflicting catastrophic damage, testing the resolve of officers and sailors as never before. Sears's gripping account focuses on the vessels whose crews experienced the full range of the kamikaze nightmare. From carrier USS St. Lo, the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by an orchestrated kamikaze attack, to USS Henrico, a transport ship that survived the landings at Normandy only to be sent to the Pacific and struck by suicide planes off Okinawa, and USS Mannert L. Abele, the only vessel sunk by a rocket-boosted piloted glider during the war, these unforgettable stories reveal, as never before, one of the most horrifying and misunderstood chapters of World War II. This is the candid story of a war within a war--a relentless series of furious and violent engagements pitting men determined to die against men determined to live. Its echoes resonate hauntingly at a time of global conflict, when suicide as a weapon remains a perplexing and terrifying reality. November 1, 1945--Leyte Gulf The destroyer Killen (DD-593) was besieged, shooting down four planes, but taking a bomb hit from a fifth. Pharmacist mate Ray Cloud, watching from the fantail, saw the plane--a sleek twin-engine Frances fighter-bomber--swoop in low across the port side. As its pilot released his bomb, Cloud said to himself, "He dropped it too soon," and then watched as the plane roared by--pursued and chewed up by fire from Killen's 40- and 20-mm guns. The bomb hit the water, skipped once and then penetrated Killen's port side hull forward, exploding between the #2 and #3 magazines. The blast tore a gaping hole in Killen's side and water poured in. By the time Donice Copeland, eighteen, a radar petty officer, emerged on deck from the radar shack, the ship's bow was practically submerged and the ship itself was nearly dead in the water. Practically all the casualties were awash below decks. Two unwounded sailors, trapped below in the ship's emergency generator room, soon drowned. The final tally of dead eventually climbed to fifteen.

The Gathering Storm

Author : Brian Kelleher
ISBN : 0451163257
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Boeing Magazine

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The Wide World Magazine

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1001 Questions Answered About Storms And Other Natural Air Disasters

Author : Barbara Tufty
ISBN : UOM:39015004464296
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Sweeping across the earth's surface and into the atmosphere are invisible masses of air--ever restless, ever moving. Set in motion by the heat of the sun, stirred by the spinning of the earth, directe.

Water Resources Journal

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Jewel Of The Pacific Sampler

Author : Linda Lee Chaikin
ISBN : 9780802486011
Genre : Fiction
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Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Jewel of the Pacific- Amid the looming political crisis in Hawaii, Rafe Easton faces one of the worst crises he's ever known. As a man of determination, independence, and masculine pursuits he suddenly becomes blind and his world ends. Pride causes him to abandon the upcoming marriage to Eden Derington and seek medical care in San Francisco. Through an associate he sends a letter to Eden telling her he left Honolulu to find himself again. When he never hears from her again he settles into the belief that he was right all along; a helpless man is a bag of bricks around a woman's neck. Parker Judson's niece, the beautiful Bernice "Bunny" Judson, sees her opportunity and makes a play for the one man she's always wanted, Rafe. Hurt and angry that Rafe has walked out of her life, Eden knows about his eyesight loss but she never received the letter Rafe sent to her. In heartbreak she goes with her father Dr. Jerome to Molokai to set up the clinic for lepers. Eden hopes to pick up the shattered pieces of broken plans and begin life anew. At last she is emotionally free to close the door on the leper colony and allow her mother to rest in peace in the presence of the Lord she had trusted. Eden discovers that during the year she was on Kalawao, not only did Rafe return to Honolulu, but he has rebuilt Hanalei coffee plantation on the Big Island, and is again running for a seat in the legislature. He is hard at work with the other anti-Royalists to depose the Hawaiian queen and to bring the Hawaiian Islands under the Stars and Stripes. Rafe's blindness was only a temporary condition. Although she's delighted for Rafe, she discovers that he has no intention of reaching out to her again. While her lost love affair with Rafe is as painful to her as ever, he is cool and distant, avoiding her to the point of arrogance. Nor has he been romantically idle. Cousin Candace sadly informs Eden that Rafe is spending most of his time wtih Bernice Judson, and that her husband Keno has heard Parker Judson saying he is hoping for Rafe's future marriage to his niece. Eden is both hurt and angry. The clouds of political disaster have arrived overhead. Eden must decide which side of the upcoming Revolution she is going to support. Plus she must discover the painful lessons God wants her to learn, and if she will ever find healing for her bruised heart with or without a life that includes Rafe.

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