Estuary

Out from London to the Sea

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Author: Rachel Lichtenstein

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141911530

Category: History

Page: 288

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LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2017 An immersive, intimate journey into the world of the Thames Estuary and the people who spend their lives there The Thames Estuary is one of the world's great deltas, providing passage in and out of London for millennia. It is silted up with the memories and artefacts of past voyages. It is the habitat for an astonishing range of wildlife. And for the people who live and work on the estuary, it is a way of life unlike any other - one most would not trade for anything, despites its dangers. Rachel Lichtenstein has travelled the length and breadth of the estuary many times and in many vessels, from hardy tug boats to stately pleasure cruisers to an inflatable dinghy. And during these crossing she has gathered an extraordinary chorus of voices: mudlarkers and fishermen, radio pirates and champion racers, the men who risk their lives out on the water and the women who wait on the shore. From the acclaimed author of Brick Lane and Rodinsky's Room, Estuary is a thoughtful and intimate portrait of a profoundly British place. With a clear eye and a sharp ear, Rachel Lichtenstein captures the essence of a community and an environment, examining how each has shaped and continues to shape the other.

Die Schlange von Essex

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Author: Sarah Perry

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732549305

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

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London 1893. Als Cora Seaborne vom Gerücht hört, der mythische Lindwurm von Essex sei zurückgekehrt und fordere die ersten Menschenleben, macht sie sich auf den Weg in den Küstenort Aldwinter. Cora, eine Anhängerin der provokanten Thesen Charles Darwins, vermutet hinter dem Sagengeschöpf eine bislang unbekannte Tierart. Auch der Vikar von Aldwinter, William Ransome, glaubt den Gerüchten nicht, und versucht, seine Gemeinde zu beruhigen. Zwischen Cora und Will entspinnt sich eine besondere Beziehung und obwohl sie in rein gar nichts einer Meinung sind, fühlen sie sich unausweichlich zueinander hingezogen. Anmutig und intelligent erzählt dieser Roman - noch vor allem anderen - von der Liebe und den unzähligen Verkleidungen, in denen sie uns gegenübertritt.

Wintergeister

Roman

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Author: Kate Mosse

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426417073

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In einem kleinen französischen Dorf lernt Frederick die geheimnisvolle Fabrissa kennen. Vom ersten Moment an scheint etwas Besonderes zwischen ihnen zu sein – doch dann ist sie plötzlich verschwunden, und niemand kann sich an sie erinnern. In einer Höhle findet Frederick einen jahrhundertealten Brief, der eindeutig für ihn bestimmt ist ...

History of the Manchester Ship Canal from its Inception to its Completion

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Author: Bosdin Leech

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108071198

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 434

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By the late nineteenth century, charges imposed on Manchester companies for the use of Liverpool's docks and the connecting railway had created an atmosphere of resentment within the business community. The Manchester Ship Canal was to play a major part in the city's regeneration following the depression of the 1870s, but it took a lengthy battle for the scheme to gain the backing of Parliament and for construction to begin in 1887. In this two-volume work of 1907, Sir Bosdin Leech (1836-1912) traces the canal's conception, planning and construction. Volume 1 discusses the historical and economic factors that led to the creation of the waterway, as well as the bitter political fight to make it a reality. The work includes a large amount of illustrative content, enhancing the light shed on the landscape and notable personalities of Manchester at that time.

Kein Leben ohne Minibar

Roman

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Author: Will Wiles

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641146798

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Wiles zeigt, welche Abgründe sich hinter den glatten Fassaden unserer modernen Welt auftun Neil Double hat einen ungewöhnlichen Beruf: Stellvertretend für zahlungswillige Kunden besucht er Konferenzen und Messen. Dieses anonyme Leben zwischen Flughafenlounge und Hotelzimmer ist wie geschaffen für diesen eigensinnigen Einzelgänger, besonders die globale Hotelkette Way Inn hat es ihm angetan. Neils Welt gerät jedoch aus den Fugen, als er spätnachts an der Hotelbar auf die geheimnisvolle Frau trifft, der er schon einmal unter höchst bizarren Umständen begegnet ist. Bei ein paar Whiskys erzählt sie ihm von geheimnisvollen Vorgängen im Way Inn. Als die schöne Unbekannte plötzlich verschwindet, landet Neil auf der Suche nach ihr in einem aberwitzigen Alptraum, der ihn immer tiefer in die endlos labyrinthischen Flure des auf einmal gar nicht mehr so vertrauten Hotels führt. Der neue Roman von Bestsellerautor Will Wiles ist eine packende Geschichte zwischen Horror, Spannung und britischem Humor.

David Copperfield -

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Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736856318

Category: Fiction

Page: 769

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Das Werk "David Copperfield", (Originaltitel "David Copperfield or The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account)") ist ein Bildungsroman des englischen Schriftstellers Charles Dickens aus dem Jahr 1849/50. Der Roman wurde zunächst, wie die meisten von Dickens' Werken, als monatliche Fortsetzungsgeschichte mit je zwei Illustrationen von Phiz für einen Schilling konzipiert und später überarbeitet. Viele Elemente der Geschichte folgen Ereignissen aus Dickens' eigenem Leben, "David Copperfield" gilt daher als der am stärksten autobiographisch geprägte Roman seines Gesamtwerkes. Dickens selbst bezeichnete "David Copperfield" als seine Lieblingsgeschichte.

Hitlers Wehrmacht 1935-1945

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Author: Rolf-Dieter Müller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486854704

Category: History

Page: 224

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Die kurze Episode der "Wehrmacht" hat zu einer ungeheuren militärischen Kraftentfaltung des Deutschen Reiches geführt, zu überwältigenden Siegen und katastrophalen Niederlagen, zugleich zur Mitverantwortung für eine verbrecherische Kriegführung, wie sie in der deutschen Geschichte ohne Beispiel ist. Der Band bietet zunächst einen Überblick über die Wehrmacht im Dritten Reich, ihre Führungsprinzipien, Gliederung, Ausrüstung, Ausbildung und Fronterfahrung. Im zweiten Teil wird erkennbar, wie sich die militarisierte "Volksgemeinschaft" der Deutschen im Zweiten Weltkrieg unter dem Druck der totalen Mobilmachung veränderte. Der dritte Teil analysiert die militärische Kriegführung vom "Blitzkrieg" bis zum Untergang von Reich und Wehrmacht. Der Ausblick auf den Umgang mit diesem schwierigen Erbe in der Bundesrepublik zeigt, wie tief der Bruch in der deutschen Militärgeschichte gewesen ist.

The English Monster

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Author: Lloyd Shepherd

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857205382

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In the east end of Regency London, two families lie butchered. Residents of the notorious Ratcliffe Highway, the victims bear the mark of unprecedented brutality. Panic sweeps the country as its public cries for justice. But these murders stem from an older horror, its source a sea voyage two centuries old. In a ship owned by Queen Elizabeth herself, a young man embarks on England's first venture into a new trade: human souls. As a nation's sins ripen and bloom, to be harvested in a bloody frenzy on the twisted streets of Regency Wapping, an English Monster is born. 'A story as rich in ideas as it is in intrigue' Independent on Sunday 'Brilliantly imagined … Evokes such creations as Shardlake and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell'Sun

Discharge of Sewage from Sea Outfalls

Proceedings of an International Symposium Held at Church House, London, 27 August to 2 September 1974

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Author: A. L. H. Gameson

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483157946

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 470

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Supplement to Progress in Water Technology: Discharge of Sewage from Sea Outfalls is a proceeding of an international symposium held at Church House, London on 27 August to 2 September 1974. Said symposium is concerned with the pollution and dangers to health of sewage discharged from sea outfalls. The book discusses the discharge of sewage from sea outfalls and the problems associated with it according to location: the North Sea, the Mediterranean, the United States, Hong Kong, and the Baltic. Also covered in the book are the effects of pollutants, heavy metals, and microorganisms on the marine environment; how pollutants can be used as an indicator of pollution; and means of the elimination of pollutants. The text is recommended to sanitation engineers, port authorities, marine biologists, and officials concerned with aquatic resources and residential areas along coastlines.

Sentenced to Cross the Raging Sea

The Story of Sam Johnson, Victim of Oldham's Bankside Riot of 1834

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Author: Ross Johnson

Publisher: Wild and Woolley

ISBN: 0646440039

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 328

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In many North of England towns, like Manchester and Oldham, violence was never far below the surface during the disturbed times of the Industrial Revolution in the early 19th century, with cotton mill owners pitted against their operatives and worker against worker. Sam Johnson was a 17-year- old cotton spinner apprenticed to his father at Greenbank Mill when three over-zealous Oldham constables raided a union meeting and arrested two union men. The end result was a huge riot involving thousands of Oldham workers and a partly successful attempt to demolish the Bankside Mill on Manchester Street and adjacent workers' homes. One onlooker was shot dead. The subsequent random arrests when the militia arrived and regained control resulted in five of the rioters, including Sam Johnson, being sentenced to death by hanging at the Lancaster Assizes of 1834. These sentences were commuted to transportation for life. This thoroughly researched true story describes the life of Sam Johnson, convict no. 13841, from the Chatham hulks to the transport ship, to Botany Bay, the Hyde Park Barracks in Sydney, his later assignment to his Scottish master Archibald Macleod, his travels over the Australian Alps with his sheep and cattle to pioneer in Gippsland in 1844. It traces his emancipation, marriage and life in Gippsland following a successful petition and Queen's Pardon after he served his 20-year sentence. The book includes previously unpublished material from the handwritten notes of an Oldham reporter present at the riot reproduced by kind permission of Oldham Local Studies and Archives.

Wo bleibt Jeeves?

Roman

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Author: P.G. Wodehouse

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758756

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Bertram Wooster ist wie vor den Kopf geschlagen: Aus der Zeitung muß er von seinem Verlöbnis mit Roberta Wickham erfahren. Daß diese es nicht für nötig befunden hat, ihren „Bräutigam“ darüber persönlich in Kenntnis zu setzen, sollte Bertie eigentlich nicht erstaunen, hat er diese eigenwillige Vertreterin des starken Geschlechts doch schon lange in Verdacht, über das Temperament einer tickenden Zeitbombe zu verfügen. Als nun auch noch sein treuer Diener und Stimme der Vernunft Jeeves seinen alljährlichen Urlaub antritt, beschließt Bertie, allein nach Brinkley zu fahren, um die Sache aufzuklären. Aber dort lauern neue Gefahren und Verführungen.

Längengrad

Die wahre Geschichte eines einsamen Genies, welches das größte wissenschaftliche Problem seiner Zeit löste

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Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072360

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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John Harrison, ein schottischer Uhrmacher, setzte sich ein ehrgeiziges und unmöglich erscheinendes Ziel: eine Methode zu ersinnen, die es Seeleuten ermöglicht, den genauen Längengrad ihrer Position auf See zu bestimmen. Über vierzig Jahre arbeitete Harrison wie besessen an der Herstellung eines perfekten Chronometers und kam schließlich — trotz Missgunst und zahlreicher Anfeindungen — zum Erfolg. Dava Sobels in luzider Prosa erzählte Geschichte dieser wissenschaftlichen Gralssuche wurde ein überwältigender internationaler Erfolg.

Rusty Goes to London

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Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143335955

Category:

Page: 239

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Rusty Travels Abroad To Fulfil His Dream Of Becoming A Writer Rusty Goes To London Is The Fourth Book In Puffin'S New Series Of The Complete Escapades Of Rusty; This Is The First Time That All The Rusty Stories Are Available In Chronological Order. In His Early Twenties Now, Rusty Finally Severs Ties With Dehra And Books A Passage To England, With The Dream Of Writing And Selling His Novel Abroad. First In His Aunt'S House In Jersey, And Then In Rented Lodgings In London, He Works As A Clerk By Day And Writes Away In The Evenings. Eventually The Novel Is Finished And Rusty Even Finds A Publisher. But This, He Discovers, Does Not Mean That His Book Will See The Light Of Day Soon ... While In London, Rusty Has Myriad Adventures, Each More Incredible Than The Last. Strolling Down Baker Street, He Runs Into Sherlock Holmes, Who Gives Him A Few Lessons In Investigative Techniques. At The Victoria And Albert Museum, He Is Accosted By Rudyard Kipling. And Then, Of Course, There Is The Strange Incident At The Chinese Quarter, The Calypso Christmas In His Lodgings, And The Story Of The Vietnamese Girl Vu-Phuong. After Three Years Abroad, However, Rusty Realizes That He Wants To Make India His Permanent Home; All He Really Needs Is A Room Of His Own To Live And Write In, As The Vibrant World That He Has Known And Loved All Along Unfolds Outside. Returning To Dehra, He Renews Some Acquaintances And Makes A Few New Ones, And Settles Into His Role As Full-Time Author. Full Of Interesting Stories And Memorable Characters, Rusty Goes To London Is A Book That Will Delight All Of Ruskin Bond'S Young Fans.

Dirty Old London

The Victorian Fight Against Filth

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Author: Lee Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300210221

Category: History

Page: 304

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In Victorian London, filth was everywhere: horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with "night soil," graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them. Through thematic chapters, Jackson describes how Victorian reformers met with both triumph and disaster. Full of individual stories and overlooked details—from the dustmen who grew rich from recycling, to the peculiar history of the public toilet—this riveting book gives us a fresh insight into the minutiae of daily life and the wider challenges posed by the unprecedented growth of the Victorian capital.

Der Wind in den Weiden

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Author: Kenneth Grahame

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783314104039

Category:

Page: 220

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"Zum Teufel mit dem Fruhjahrsputz!" Der scheue Maulwurf verlasst seine Behausung. SO beginnt eines der groSSten Abenteuer im Kinderbuch. DIe fantastische Geschichte um den Maulwurf, die Ratte, den Kroterich und den Dachs wurde zu einem der bekanntesten Kinderbuchklassiker der Welt. SEbastian Meschenmoser hat das Leben am Fluss beeindruckend ins Bild gesetzt.

The Sea and Civilization

A Maritime History of the World

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Author: Lincoln Paine

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782393579

Category: History

Page: 300

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A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.