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Black Gold and Blackmail

Author : Rosemary A. Kelanic
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Black Gold and Blackmail seeks to explain why great powers adopt such different strategies to protect their oil access from politically motivated disruptions. In extreme cases, such as Imperial Japan in 1941, great powers fought wars to grab oil territory in anticipation of a potential embargo by the Allies; in other instances, such as Germany in the early Nazi period, states chose relatively subdued measures like oil alliances or domestic policies to conserve oil. What accounts for this variation? Fundamentally, it is puzzling that great powers fear oil coercion at all because the global market makes oil sanctions very difficult to enforce. Rosemary A. Kelanic argues that two variables determine what strategy a great power will adopt: the petroleum deficit, which measures how much oil the state produces domestically compared to what it needs for its strategic objectives; and disruptibility, which estimates the susceptibility of a state's oil imports to military interdiction—that is, blockade. Because global markets undercut the effectiveness of oil sanctions, blockade is in practice the only true threat to great power oil access. That, combined with the devastating consequences of oil deprivation to a state's military power, explains why states fear oil coercion deeply despite the adaptive functions of the market. Together, these two variables predict a state's coercive vulnerability, which determines how willing the state will be to accept the costs and risks attendant on various potential strategies. Only those great powers with large deficits and highly disruptible imports will adopt the most extreme strategy: direct control of oil through territorial conquest.

Oil and U S Mideast Policy

Author : B'nai B'rith. Anti-defamation League
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Webster s II New College Dictionary

Author : Webster's New World Dictionary
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A newly updated edition of the dictionary features more than 200,000 definitions, as well as revised charts and tables, proofreaders' marks, synonym lists, word histories, and context examples.

Costume Design in the Movies

Author : Elizabeth Leese
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Comprehensive, lavishly illustrated reference work provides biographical/career data for major designers (Adrian, Jean Louis, Edith Head, more). Updated to 1988, with over 400 new film credits. 177 illustrations. Index of 6,000 films.

Black Gold

Author : Albert Payson Terhune
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Black Gold of Chepkube

Author : Wamugunda Gateria
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Black Gold Holy War

Author : Ishak Ibraham
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Blackmail Earth

Author : Bill Evans
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The Morning Show's star meteorologist, Jenna Withers, reports on the blistering conditions of a nationwide drought every day. But nothing this alluring young woman has ever experienced can prepare her for the terrifying intersection of extreme weather and extreme politics. After Jenna receives a controversial appointment to a special White House task force on geoengineering, she learns about a lot more than the President's desire to use technology to address global warming. Through old contacts, Jenna hears that Muslim extremists in the Maldives have begun to publicly blame the West for the rising seas that imperil the tiny Pacific island nation. They are planning a suicide bombing that could lead to a sudden and disastrous cooling of the planet. Rick Birk, an aging, alcoholic colleague of Jenna's, is dispatched to report on the turmoil in the Maldives. To his—and everyone else's—shock, he becomes a central – and bizarre – figure in the unfolding panic. News of the Islamist threat sets off an even more horrifying plan in North Korea. The Supreme Leader, desperate for aid, threatens to hold the world hostage with his own, disaster-creating brand of geoengineering, one that takes aim at the skies. Those escalating international tensions are set against the grisly murder of an intriguing Pagan woman in rural New York, Jenna Withers's budding romance with an organic dairy farmer, and a fiercely contested presidential campaign. This swiftly paced tale takes Jenna from the Oval Office to the sandy shores of the Indian Ocean, from the sophisticated set of The Morning Show to her new boyfriend's dusty dairy farm. Filled with fascinating and unusual characters, and told from multiple and deeply moving points of view, Blackmail Earth culminates in a furious battle raging in the heart of Manhattan. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Psychic Blackmail

Author : Kenneth Ray Worden
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This book explains techniques of the occult world. Today it is often the occult world. Today it is often the Occultist that comes out ahead. This book tells how to beat the AIDS disease (AIDS is a psychic disease) as well as what it takes to clean most types of cancers. Part words and part drawings, this book is a must-read. You will learn how to defend yourself from the Occultist.

ASCAP Supplementary Index of Performed Compositions

Author : American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
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The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

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Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Energy Efficiency in Transportation to the Interdepartmental Fuel and Energy Committee of the State of New York

Author : New York (State). Ad Hoc Committee on Energy Efficiency in Transportation
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The Georg Raleigh Riya Development Strategy for the Philippines

Author : Teodoro M. Ela
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Leonard Maltin s Classic Movie Guide

Author : Leonard Maltin
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The author of the annual Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide presents a detailed overview of classic films, with capsule reviews of more than seven thousand movies, along with a complete listing of classic movies on DVD, a series of Top Ten lists, and a star and director index. Original.

English Yoruba Yoruba English Modern Practical Dictionary

Author : Kayode J. Fakinlede
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Yoruba is spoken by some 20 million people. One of the national languages of Nigeria it is also spoken in other neighbouring African nations. This bilingual dictionary includes terms that cover the complex medical, scientific and mathematical terms used throughout the world today.

Student s Oxford Canadian Dictionary

Author : Katherine Barber
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Based on the award-winning, best-selling Canadian Oxford Dictionary, the Student's Oxford Canadian Dictionary has been edited to meet the needs of students. With 185,000 words, phrases, and definitions, it features over 1,500 uniquely Canadian words and senses. Each of these entries isexceptionally reliable, utilizing the research conducted to compile The Canadian Oxford Dictionary, for which five professionally trained lexicographers spent five years examining databases containing over 20 million words of Canadian text from more than 8,000 Canadian sources of astonishingdiversity.Over 800 usage boxes offer straightforward explanations on common problems like spelling, grammar, pronunciation, punctuation, confusable words, and other difficulties a student might encounter. Pronunications have been written in a simplified easy-to-use sound-out system, and over 26,000illustrative examples provide extra guidance by offering additional context. Definitions have been rewritten for ease of comprehension, and vocabulary that relates directly to the curriculum has been provided. Using The Canadian Oxford Dictionary's continually updated databases, the Student's OxfordCanadian Dictionary is completely up to date and includes new words such as "cybersquatter" and "Canadian Alliance Party".Providing all the authority of The Canadian Oxford Dictionary in a user-friendly student's edition, the Student's Oxford Canadian Dictionary sets a new standard of excellence for Canadian student resources.

The Chambers Dictionary

Author : Ian Brookes
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Encompassing more than 300,000 definitions, this up-to-date reference of the English language covers both old and new words, the commonplace and the unusual, with information on idioms, etymologies, and more than 200,000 references.

The Motion Picture Guide 1988 Annual

Author : Jay Robert Nash
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Catalogue of Stills Posters and Designs

Author : National Film Archive (Great Britain)
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