Ship Breaker

Number 1 in series

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

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In America's Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota - and hopefully live to see another day. But when he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it's worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life. . . .

The Ship Breaker

Author: Odette C. Bell

Publisher: Odette C. Bell


Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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Amanda and Sebastian are on the trail of another Stargazer, the next clue to the greatest treasure there ever was. But they have a problem, and his name is Maverick. Hot on their heels, he's turning out to be one of their most dangerous enemies yet. This time their journey takes them from abandoned country mansions to ship breaking yards, but will it take them home again? …. The Trouble and Treasure series follows a wisecracking lawyer and the woman he shouldn’t fall for fighting for treasure. If you love your action adventures with wit, action, and a splash of romance, grab The Ship Breaker today and soar free with an Odette C. Bell series.

Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination

Author: James Craig Holte

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Science

Page: 350

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Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination is the first study that includes analyses of both fiction and popular nonfiction works devoted to climate change. In addition, the book examines a number of classic works from the perspective of the growing field of climate change literature and includes a brief history of climate change science as well basic scientific definitions, all intended for general readers. The text provides an introduction to the science, politics, and economics of climate change. It also includes both historical overviews and potential probable futures projected by leading climate scientists and environmental writers. In addition, the text looks at how such creative writers and directors as Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Paulo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson, T. C. Boyle, Michael Crichton, and Octavia Butler, among others, have used the disasters caused by climate change in their work.

Reports from Committees

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons





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Maritime Mobilities

Author: Jason Monios

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The central concerns of mobilities research – exploring the broader context and human aspects of movement - are fundamental to an understanding of the maritime freight transport sector. Challenges to the environment, attempts at more sustainable practices, changes in the geoeconomic system, political power, labour, economic development and governance issues are all among the topics covered in this book. The aim of this volume is to address issues of maritime transport not only in the simple context of movement but within the mobilities paradigm. The goal is to examine negative system effects caused by blockages and inefficiencies, examine delays and wastage of resources, identify negative externalities, explore power relations and identify the winners and losers in the globalised trade system with a particular focus on the maritime network. Maritime Mobilities therefore aims to build a bridge between "traditional" maritime academic approaches and the mobilities paradigm. This volume is of great importance to those who study industrial economics, shipping industries and transport geography.

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons



Category: Great Britain

Page: 696

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Oversight Hearings on the Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Compensation, Health, and Safety of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, First Session ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Compensation, Health, and Safety



Category: Stevedores

Page: 984

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