Japanese Advance into the Pacific Ocean

The Albatross and the Great Bird Rush

Author: Akitoshi Hiraoka

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Science

Page: 151

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This book asserts that the albatross was the reason for the advance of the Japanese into the isolated islands in the Pacific after the abolition of the Japanese “closed-door” policy that had been in effect from the seventeenth century to the latter part of the nineteenth century. The birds’ plumage was of high quality and sold at quite a good price in Europe. The Japanese realized the advantage of this global trade, and their desire to capture albatross motivated them to advance into the Pacific. The exploration of the uninhabited islands had become a fast-moving trend, defined by the author as the “Bird Rush”. As a consequence, the advance into the Pacific by the Japanese resulted in the expansion of Japanese territory. The author has interpreted this Japanese movement into the Pacific by making use of the framework of three distinct shifts: in the aim of their actions from birds to guano / phosphate ore, in the agents of action from individual speculators to commercial capital and then to monopolistic capital, and from the sea near Japan to the wider Pacific. This concept can be termed “a view of history centered on the albatross”.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Page: 104

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

فينوس وأدونيس

Author: ويليام شكسبير

Publisher: ktab INC.

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 89

View: 689

هذه القصيدة القصصية فينوس وأدونيس دبجها نظما العظيم شكسبير, رأس شعراء الإنجليز علي الإطلاق, وظهوره في التاريخ يشهد للأدب الإنجليزي بالأصالة المطلقة, فهل هو شاعر جميع الأمم؟

Teresa Batista

Home from the wars [Arabic edition] /Jorge Amado

Author: Jorge Amado

Publisher: ناشرون الدار العربية للعلوم

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Page: 471

View: 614

رواية مع كوكايين

Author: M. Agi︠e︡ev

Publisher:

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Category: Drug abuse

Page: 223

View: 616

Struggling with the confusion and insecurities that adolescence brings, Vadim seeks an outlet for his frustration. Following unfulfilling attempts at classroom rebellion, filial disobedience, and teenage sex, he is drawn further and further into the world of illicit drugs. As his desire to experiment with narcotics grows stronger, so too do his feelings of worthlessness and isolation; and his ultimate physical surrender to cocaine mirrors his nation's psychological capitulation to a world where morals no longer apply.

تلك العتمة الباهرة

Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun

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Category: Interpersonal relations

Page: 223

View: 734

I 1973 bliver 58 unge marokkanske mænd levende begravet i to underjordiske betonrum, Tazmamart; 18 år efter fortæller Aziz, een af de få overlevende, sin historie til forfatteren