Nathaniel's Nutmeg

or, The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History
Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466873477
Category: History
Page: 256
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A true tale of high adventure in the South Seas. The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the Indonesian archipelago. Just two miles long and half a mile wide, it is remote, tranquil, and, these days, largely ignored. Yet 370 years ago, Run's harvest of nutmeg (a pound of which yielded a 3,200 percent profit by the time it arrived in England) turned it into the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a battle between the all-powerful Dutch East India Company and the British Crown. The outcome of the fighting was one of the most spectacular deals in history: Britain ceded Run to Holland but in return was given Manhattan. This led not only to the birth of New York but also to the beginning of the British Empire. Such a deal was due to the persistence of one man. Nathaniel Courthope and his small band of adventurers were sent to Run in October 1616, and for four years held off the massive Dutch navy. Nathaniel's Nutmeg centers on the remarkable showdown between Courthope and the Dutch Governor General Jan Coen, and the brutal fate of the mariners racing to Run--and the other corners of the globe--to reap the huge profits of the spice trade. Written with the flair of a historical sea novel but based on rigorous research, Giles Milton's Nathaniel's Nutmeg is a brilliant adventure story by Giles Milton, a writer who has been hailed as the "new Bruce Chatwin" (Mail on Sunday).

Adventure Guide Grenanda, St. Vincent and the Grenadines


Author: Cindy Kilgore,Alan Moore
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1588436241
Category: Travel
Page: 456
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"My wife and I took this book with us on a recent Yankee Clipper cruise from Windjammer. The book was quite useful with good descriptions (usually a paragraph or two) of the accomodations and restaurants on the islands we visited (Grenada, Mayreau, Bequia, Carricou, Tobago Cays). The authors were very up front about the experiences they DIDN'T like which helped us to avoid frustration. The book also had a nicely organized table of contents which helped navigate the book quickly... This is an excellent guidebook for the area and is highly recommended." -- Matthew Clark (Amazon reviewer). A guide to St Vincent, Grenada and the Grenadines. It covers Mustique, Bequia, Palm Island, Tobago Cays, Carriacou, Mayreau, Petit St Vincent, St Vincent and Grenada, at the southern end of the Caribbean arc, just below St Lucia. St Vincent has the oldest botanical gardens in the Americas; on Bequia, some islanders still harpoon whales as their ancestors did; Grenada has pristine reefs and abundant natural beauty; and tiny Mustique, home to countless celebrities, has verdant mountains. The series of "Adventure Guides" are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you encounter. Each book offers a mix of practical travel information along with activities designed for everyone, no matter what their age or ability. Comprehensive background information - history, culture, geography and climate - presents a knowledge of each destination and its people. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. The volumes also cover: places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; useful websites; e-mail addresses; and tourism contacts. Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. "This guide is immediate and thorough; it give a host of places and activities that could fulfill even the most bored tourist's desires. The book is salted with the kind of personal experience that makes visiting these islands so special. They take us away from palm beaches, island vistas and rugged emerald mountains and put us in touch with the people who inhabit these beautiful places. From fishermen in Barrouallie to Rastas in the Port Elizabeth market and a botanist in St. George's, we get a sense of the lives that entwine to make up the fabric of these islands. Also, each section begins with a history of the place at hand, so important to understanding the southern Windwards. The authors have produced a journeyman labor, a product of discernment and enterprise tempered with warmth and humor. Those of us who have seen the southern Windwards as a special place for so long have reason to be thankful and relieved." Paul Tyler, Caribbean Compass

Entomology at the Land Grant University

Perspectives from the Texas A&M University Department Centenary
Author: Kevin M. Heinz,Raymond E. Frisbie,Carlos Enrique Bográn
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603446099
Category: Education
Page: 356
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World-renowned contributors from academia and industry address topics such as roles of entomology departments, the function of the extension service, the global reach of entomological research, genetic engineering, and future innovations in pest management.

Science, Literature and Rhetoric in Early Modern England


Author: Juliet Cummins,David Burchell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754657811
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 241
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These essays throw new light on the complex relations between science, literature and rhetoric as avenues to discovery in early modern England. Analyzing the contributions of such diverse writers as Shakespeare, Bacon, Hobbes, Milton, Cavendish, Boyle, Pope and Behn to contemporary epistemological debates, these essays move us toward a better understanding of interactions between the sciences and the humanities during a seminal phase in the development of modern Western thought.

La nariz de Edward Trencom


Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: La Factoría de Ideas
ISBN: 8490184356
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Edward Trencom ha ido dando tumbos por la vida, confiando en su infalible nariz para convertir la tienda familiar en la más célebre fromagerie de Inglaterra. La suya no es una nariz corriente, sino una nariz larga, aguileña y provista de un característico abultamiento redondeado sobre el puente: la misma nariz que ostentan todos los hombres de la familia Trencom. Un buen día, Edward tropieza con un cajón lleno de papeles viejos y su vida se vuelve del revés. Descubre espantado que nueve generaciones de su familia han cono-cido finales trágicos por culpa de sus narices. Cuando se pone a investigar, se ve envuelto en un enigma bizantino sin apa-rente solución. Y como sus infortunados antecesores, es perseguido por fuerzas hostiles cuya identidad y propósito son un completo misterio.

The Propagation of Islam in the Indonesian-Malay Archipelago


Author: Alijah Gordon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Daʻwah (Islam).
Page: 472
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The Absence of America on the Early Modern Stage


Author: Gavin R. Hollis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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invoked by a play and the world outside that play. America emerges most often at these points of intersection between stage and audience, between playing-company and playgoer: in plays which feature Christian Europeans disguising themselves as Indians, in plays which are set in London or on unnamed, unknown islands, and even in plays whose plots seem to have little to do with America.

Our last frontiers

a world cruise diary
Author: Borge M. Christensen,Lotte Christensen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780930697082
Category: Travel
Page: 238
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Samurai William

The Adventurer Who Unlocked Japan
Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444731777
Category: History
Page: 416
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In 1611 an astonishing letter arrived at the East India Trading Company in London after a tortuous seven-year journey. Englishman William Adams was one of only twenty-four survivors of a fleet of ships bound for Asia, and he had washed up in the forbidden land of Japan. The traders were even more amazed to learn that, rather than be horrified by this strange country, Adams had fallen in love with the barbaric splendour of Japan - and decided to settle. He had forged a close friendship with the ruthless Shogun, taken a Japanese wife and sired a new, mixed-race family. Adams' letter fired up the London merchants to plan a new expedition to the Far East, with designs to trade with the Japanese and use Adams' contacts there to forge new commercial links. Samurai William brilliantly illuminates a world whose horizons were rapidly expanding eastwards.

The Conference Proceedings of the 1999 Air Transport Research Group (ATRG) of the WCTR Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
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Cassette books


Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: N.A
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Talking book topics


Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,American Foundation for the Blind,Library of Congress,American Printing House for the Blind (Louisville, Ky.),Royal National Institute for the Blind,Library of Congress. Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Islands of love

Europe, "India," and interracial romance
Author: Carmen Nocentelli-Truett,Stanford University. Dept. of Comparative Literature
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 306
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The European Union and Asian countries


Author: Georg Wiessala,University Association for Contemporary European Studies
Publisher: T&T Clark
ISBN: 9780826460905
Category: Political Science
Page: 203
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The relationship between Europe and Asia is of increasing importance in the twenty-first century. The challenges straddling the two continents include immigration, poverty, environmental degradation, terrorism, drugs, nuclear proliferation and internecine strife. This book explores the significance of Asia for Europe in general and the EU in particular, calling for a much more sophisticated mutual understanding. George Wiessala analyses the existing Asia Policy of the European Union, tracing its development over the past 30 years, to the 2001 publication of the new strategy document, "Europe and Asia: A Strategic Framework for Enhanced Partnership". He also looks in detail at the importance of ASEM, and at the relationship between the EU and the various regional bodies, especially ASEAN. The book goes beyond a practical analysis of the developing economic and political relationship between the two continents to explore cultural questions, and possible tensions between Asian and European values.>

Bibliography of Agriculture with Subject Index


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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Paradise Lost

The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance
Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444731793
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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On Saturday 9th September, 1922, the victorious Turkish cavalry rode into Smyrna, the richest and most cosmopolitan city in the Ottoman Empire. What happened over the next two weeks must rank as one of the most compelling human dramas of the twentieth century. Almost two million people were caught up in a disaster of truly epic proportions. PARADISE LOST is told with the narrative verve that has made Giles Milton a bestselling historian. It unfolds through the memories of the survivors, many of them interviewed for the first time, and the eyewitness accounts of those who found themselves caught up in one of the greatest catastrophes of the modern age.

White Gold

The Extraordinary Story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's One Million European Slaves
Author: Giles Milton
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444717723
Category: History
Page: 352
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This is the forgotten story of the million white Europeans, snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of North Africa to be sold to the highest bidder. Ignored by their own governments, and forced to endure the harshest of conditions, very few lived to tell the tale. Using the firsthand testimony of a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow, Giles Milton vividly reconstructs a disturbing, little known chapter of history. Pellow was bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco who was constructing an imperial pleasure palace of enormous scale and grandeur, built entirely by Christian slave labour. As his personal slave, he would witness first-hand the barbaric splendour of the imperial court, as well as experience the daily terror of a cruel regime. Gripping, immaculately researched, and brilliantly realised, WHITE GOLD reveals an explosive chapter of popular history, told with all the pace and verve of one of our finest historians.

Dutch overseas

architectural survey : mutual heritage of four centuries in three continents
Author: Coenraad Liebrecht Temminck Groll,W. van Alphen,H. C. A. der Kat,L. B. Wevers
Publisher: W Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 479
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Canción triste de un mudo


Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Publisher: Txalaparta
ISBN: 848136164X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 442
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