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

View: 8163

Out in the Midday Sun

The British in Malaya 1880-1960

Author: Margaret Shennan

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9814625329

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9954

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

Liverpool Through Malay Lives

Author: Tim Bunnell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118827732

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 4925

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

Author: John R. Stilgoe

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922218

Category: Architecture

Page: 325

View: 1562

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

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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 1599

The Encyclopædia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 6166

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 2337

The Encyclopedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 2676

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Author: Hugh Chisholm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 8928

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 ...

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 4270

Die großen Seefahrer des 18. Jahrhunderts

Die Verne-Reihe

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: andersseitig.de

ISBN: 3955016218

Category: Fiction

Page: 886

View: 5431

Die Expeditionen, beispielsweise eines James Cook (1728-1779), die wissenschaftlich wie ökonomisch auf Dauer große Erfolge darstellten, wurden nach der Rückkehr der Seefahrer und Forscher meist in Form von Reiseberichten einem größeren Publikum nahe gebracht. Dessen Neugierde für das Exotische und eigene Abenteuerlust, aber auch ein positivistisch wie materialistisch geprägter Forschrittsglaube in Zeiten der Industriellen Revolution führte dazu, dass sich dieses Genre im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert seinerseits großer Beliebtheit erfreute. Sicherlich auch, weil die Teilnehmer der Expeditionen nicht selten als Leitbilder galten. Sie wurden als Pioniere, als willensstarke und opferbereite Helden verehrt, die den Ruhm der eigenen Nation vergrößert hätten. "Die großen Seefahrer und Entdecker" von Jules Verne (1828-1905) ist für eine solche Einstellung ein gutes Beispiel. Das neu aufgelegte Buch des berühmten französischen Schriftstellers, das eine Auswahl aus seinen 1879 und 1880 erschienenen Werken "Les grands navigateurs du XVIIIe siècle" und "Les voyageurs du XIXe siècle" darstellt, ist ein Loblied auf die wissenschaftliche Entdeckung und wirtschaftliche Eroberung des Globus durch die westlichen Seemächte. Die Lektüre verdeutlicht, wie stark der Glaube zu Vernes Zeit daran war, durch die Taten der Seefahrer und Forscher die Basis für eine prosperierende Zukunft aller – unter der Ägide der Europäer – geschaffen zu haben. Vernes große Kompilation ist dabei anschaulich geschrieben. Um keine reine Nacherzählung zu liefern, zitiert er oft aus den Reiseberichten der Abenteurer. Und so werden dem Leser die Fahrten und Kulturkontakte mit den Fremden Schritt für Schritt nahe gebracht und ihm die bis dahin unbekannten Regionen auch erzählerisch erschlossen: In "Die großen Seefahrer des 18. Jahrhunderts", dem ersten Teil des Bandes, stehen neben Cooks Reisen die französischer Seeleute wie Jean François de La Pérouse (1741-1788) und Etienne Marchand (1755-1793) im Fokus.

Südsee-Romanze

Roman

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257210033

Category: German fiction

Page: 183

View: 6040

Ein nasses Grab

Kriminalroman

Author: Reginald Hill

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426414783

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7397

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 ...

Versuch Einer Ethnographie Der Philippinen

Author: Ferdinand Blumentritt

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781512295016

Category:

Page: 152

View: 5199

"Versuch einer Ethnographie der Philippinen" from Ferdinand Blumentritt. Ferdinand Blumentritt, osterreichischer Ethnograph, Lehrer und Gymnasialdirektor in Leitmeritz (1852-1913)."

Zehn Jahre und zwanzig Tage

Erinnerungen 1935 - 1945

Author: Karl Dönitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783763751860

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 506

View: 1466