Rivalry for Trade in Tea and Textiles

The English and Dutch East India companies (1700–1800)

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Author: Chris Nierstrasz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137486538

Category: History

Page: 226

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The rivalry for trade in tea and textiles between the English and Dutch East India companies is very much a global history. This trade is strongly connected to emblematic events such as the opening of Western trade with China, the Boston Tea Party, the establishment of British Empire in Bengal and the Industrial Revolution.

Love, Tea and Advice from a Dying Mother

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Author: Benetta “Ben” Price

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1456742434

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

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Though I don't have legal clearance to give juicy details, through much incredible family dysfunction, both of my girls spent a significant amount of years in the custody of their grandmother. This precarious situation led me to, though court-appointed, at first, psychotherapy. Several years later of therapy led me to explore and process my own ambiguous childhood that was riddled with sexual abuse. This exploration spawned another realm of self-discovery that led to an extreme appreciation for radical forgiveness (see next section), for which I am eternally grateful, for the maturation of my own emotional health. The realm of emotional-processing and self-discovery, along with the deisre to leave a by-product of said disocvery to my kids (& others) re: the value in character/value building and steering one's own moral compass, that they may have missed out on, is the largest inspiration, for writing this book. The contents of these pages represent the conversations, experiences and the transference of knowledge of your mothers’ morals, standards and values via tough and expressed love that we have had up until your 18th birthday(s) respectively. I also want to selfishly, prepare and/or reserve my inevitable place in ‘heaven‘, by fulfilling my “charge” as a mom. It is my fervent hope and prayer that every person, who has experienced a fragmented relationship with his/her parent/guardian, can gain enough practical and spiritual advice offered here, to build their own moral compass to live their lives fully and completely in love. Take the necessary steps to heal your relationship(s); it is possible and worth it. When I make the transition/die, don’t cry (much) because I’m gone; smile in gratitude for having had me in your life for whatever time we had together. I maintain a posture of gratitude for everything and everybody--whether positive or negative. The positive people and events, have created an enormous and expansive sense of gratitude (including, but certainly not limited to, my readers); the negative people and events, have spawned an enormous and expansive perplexity of forgiveness and love. I hope I’’ve completed my plight as God’s charge as a mother to my own children and many others as well.

Murder, She Wrote: Coffee, Tea, or Murder?

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Author: Jessica Fletcher,Donald Bain

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101010785

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A brand new mystery in the USA Today bestselling series from America's favorite sleuth. Ms. Fletcher learns that the friendly skies aren't so friendly after all. When Cabot Cove's own Wayne Silverton debuts his new airline, he invites Jessica Fletcher and other locals on the inaugural flight from Boston to London. Jessica is thrilled for the opportunity to visit her dear friend, Scotland Yard Inspector George Sutherland. But the reunion hits turbulence when George is called to the airport to investigate the apparent murder of Wayne Silverton. Jessica and George decide to put their sleuthing skills together. But there's a full passenger list of suspects-and Jessica's going to have to catch a killer before she can catch a flight home.

The White House Cook Book

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Author: F. L. Gillette,Hugo Ziemann

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861952025

Category: Cooking

Page: 576

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Cooking, toilet and household recipes, menus, dinner-giving, table etiquette, care of the sick, health suggestions, facts worth knowing etc. - the whole comprising a comprehensive cyclopedia of information for the home. Originally released in 1887.

Uncertainties in Environmental Modelling and Consequences for Policy Making

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Author: Philippe Baveye,Jaroslav Mysiak,Magdeline Laba

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9048126363

Category: Science

Page: 401

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Mathematical modelling has become in recent years an essential tool for the prediction of environmental change and for the development of sustainable policies. Yet, many of the uncertainties associated with modelling efforts appear poorly understood by many, especially by policy makers. This book attempts for the first time to cover the full range of issues related to model uncertainties, from the subjectivity of setting up a conceptual model of a given system, all the way to communicating the nature of model uncertainties to non-scientists and accounting for model uncertainties in policy decisions. Theoretical chapters, providing background information on specific steps in the modelling process and in the adoption of models by end-users, are complemented by illustrative case studies dealing with soils and global climate change. All the chapters are authored by recognized experts in their respective disciplines, and provide a timely and uniquely comprehensive coverage of an important field.

Truth and Consequences

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Author: Alison Lurie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446418383

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Alan Mackenzie's bad back is ruining both his and his wife Jane's lives. After years of happy marriage, these two attractive and intelligent people have stopped making love and are starting to resent each other. However, the arrival of a new couple in town - the beautiful and egoistic writer Delia and her cynical husband Henry - heralds a period of dramatic change for the Mackenzies. Truth and Consequences is a comedy about love and its disguises, and identity and change - about the small disasters and sudden attractions that can turn even the most stable relationship upside down.

Japanese Tea Culture

Art, History and Practice

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Author: Morgan Pitelka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134535384

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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From its origins as a distinct set of ritualised practices in the sixteenth century to its international expansion in the twentieth, tea culture has had a major impact on artistic production, connoisseurship, etiquette, food, design and more recently, on notions of Japaneseness. The authors dispel the myths around the development of tea practice, dispute the fiction of the dominance of aesthetics over politics in tea, and demonstrate that writing history has always been an integral part of tea culture.

Societies and Social Decision Functions

A Model With Focus on the Information Problem

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Author: A. Camacho,Abel Camacho

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027714077

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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A model is an idealization. It is an abstract representation of a given perceived reality. To construct a model one abstracts from the unimportant features of that reality and replaces it by a formal structure, whose properties, explicitly assumed or logically de ducible from the stated assumptions, correspond to the interesting relationships of the reality being studied. The purpose of constructing a model is twofold: first, to help better understand a complex reality; second, to help make pre dictions with regard to still unobserved phenomena. The first purpose will be satisfied if the constructor of the model is able to identify and disregard the unimportant features of the reality being studied and replaces this reality by an easier to understand formal structure. By applying then the techniques of mathematics and logic to this formal structure we might be able to reach conclusions with regard to still unobserved phenomena, which will be of help in making predictions.

Assassination, Preparations & Consequences

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Author: Simon Marinker

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553691288

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

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A historical novel heavily referencing World War II, the Holocaust, and featuring murderous intrigue in Vichy French Algeria.

Tea and Coffee

Their Physical, Intellectual, and Moral Effects on the Human System

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Author: William Andrus Alcott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Coffee

Page: 99

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Health Consequences of Smoking

Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon General 1988

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Author: C. Everett Koop, M.D.

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788123146

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 639

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Examines the scientific evidence that cigarettes and other forms of tobacco are addicting. Concludes that processes that determine tobacco addiction are similar to those that determine addiction to other drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Tables and figures. Bibliography. Index.

Hours in a Library

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Author: Leslie Stephen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108047564

Category: History

Page: 406

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This three-volume set brings together a diverse selection of essays by Sir Leslie Stephen (1832-1904), author, philosopher and literary critic. Educated at Eton and Cambridge, he was the founding editor of the Dictionary of National Biography and father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. He wrote critiques of many authors and works, which were published in periodicals such as the Cornhill Magazine (of which he was editor from 1871), Fraser's Magazine and the Fortnightly Review. The First Series, published in 1874, includes commentaries on the works of Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson, Sir Walter Scott and Honoré de Balzac, and the poetry of Alexander Pope. Stephen sets each writer's work in its historical context, comparing it to that of other significant authors of its era and evaluating its philosophical and moral qualities. His articles remain of great interest to scholars of early modern, Romantic and Victorian literature.

The Consequences

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Author: Colette Freedman

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 075828103X

Category: Fiction

Page: 321

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In this riveting follow-up to her searing novel of family and infidelity, The Affair, “Freedman demonstrates a keen understanding of relationships” (Publishers Weekly). Over the course of one tumultuous Christmas Eve, Kathy Walker confirmed her suspicions about her husband’s affair; confronted his mistress, Stephanie; and saved her marriage. She and Robert have eighteen years, two teenagers, and a film production business between them—plus a bond that Kathy has no intention of giving up on. And as contrite as Robert is, Kathy can’t quite silence her doubts or distrust. While Robert tries to regain his footing after his wife’s ultimatum and his mistress’s rejection, Stephanie makes a discovery: She’s pregnant. Her resolve to stay away from Robert wavers now that they could make a real family together—which could mean the final collapse of the family he’s already built Kathy. In the days that follow, Stephanie, Robert, and Kathy must each reckon with the intricate realities of desire, the repercussions of betrayal, and the secrets that, once revealed, ripple through lives and relationships in thoroughly unexpected ways . . .

George Washington

The American Presidents Series: The 1st President, 1789-1797

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Author: James MacGregor Burns,Susan Dunn

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 1466860561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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A premier leadership scholar and an eighteenth-century expert define the special contributions and qualifications of our first president Revolutionary hero, founding president, and first citizen of the young republic, George Washington was the most illustrious public man of his time, a man whose image today is the result of the careful grooming of his public persona to include the themes of character, self-sacrifice, and destiny. As Washington sought to interpret the Constitution's assignment of powers to the executive branch and to establish precedent for future leaders, he relied on his key advisers and looked to form consensus as the guiding principle of government. His is a legacy of a successful experiment in collective leadership, great initiatives in establishing a strong executive branch, and the formulation of innovative and lasting economic and foreign policies. James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn also trace the arc of Washington's increasing dissatisfaction with public life and the seeds of dissent and political parties that, ironically, grew from his insistence on consensus. In this compelling and balanced biography, Burns and Dunn give us a rich portrait of the man behind the carefully crafted mythology.