The Sea of Lost Opportunity Book

The Sea of Lost Opportunity


  • Author : Norman J. Smith
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0444536469

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The Sea of Lost Opportunity Excerpt :

This book is a contribution to the history of a vital stage of UK technical and economic development, perhaps the most important since the Second World War. It shows, from an industrial viewpoint, how the British handled the exploitation of their most significant natural resource gain of the 20th century. Notwithstanding the nearly 30 years of government support through the Offshore Supplies Office, the UK has not reaped the full benefit of the North Sea discoveries; this book attempts to explain why. It will assist governments and industries faced with future instances of unforeseen, specialist and large-scale new demand to manage their reactions more effectively. It also throws light on how governments can pursue strategic industrial objectives while leaving market mechanisms to function with minimal interference, something some administrations – perhaps even the British – may wish to do now or in the future. Covers the entire period from the first well offshore Britain until the dismantling of the specific British industrial policy measures for offshore supplies Based in large measure upon archives not previously accessed and the private testimony/papers of participants 'Drills down' to the level of individual company decisions through case study and other material The only properly researched description of how the world’s first major local content initiative developed

Sea of Lost Opportunity Book

Sea of Lost Opportunity


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:741450616

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The Sea of Lost Sons Book

The Sea of Lost Sons


  • Author : G.A. Gulick
  • Publisher : Black Rose Writing
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 266
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684333943

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The Sea of Lost Sons Excerpt :

The Sea of Lost Sons is a story within a story. It begins with the fictional resumption of Treasure Island shortly after Captain Bones dies, and pirates raid the Benbow Inn. When Jim Hawkins sails away to find Bones’ treasure, Jonah, an orphan, takes his place at the Inn. Later, Jonah walks to Bristol to seek his fortune but is waylaid by a press gang and thrown onto a ship sailing to Africa to pick up captives for the slave trade. Jonah is shocked by the crew’s cruelty and befriends a young African boy. When the ship flounders and is attacked by the notorious Bartholomew Roberts, “Black Bart,” Jonah is taken aboard as a powder boy. The British Navy scuttles the pirate ship, Royal Fortune, killing Roberts and capturing the crew. Jonah admires the swaggering, complex ship’s surgeon, Peter Scudamore, and tries to prevent his hanging, but Scudamore and the crew die at Cape Corso Castle in 1722.

Stolen Heritage Book

Stolen Heritage


  • Author : Anthony Warwick-Ching
  • Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-09-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781800467651

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Stolen Heritage Excerpt :

Britain was the cradle of the industrial revolution. Its manufacturing prowess sustained a unique global standing in the nineteenth century and bore it to victory in the great wars of the twentieth. Quite suddenly, this pre-eminence has vanished. Only yesterday an industrial giant, the UK is heading for the third division.

Sea of Lost Love Book
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Sea of Lost Love


  • Author : Santa Montefiore
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-01-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471132056

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Sea of Lost Love Excerpt :

A stunning story of loss, love and the summer that changed everything from the number one bestselling author of Songs of Love and War... 1958. Celestria, the charismatic daughter of an aristocratic family, lives in Pendrift Hall, a pale stone mansion with gardens that tumble down to the Cornish sea. It is summer and the weeks ahead hold the promise of self-discovery and the thrilling possibility of elicit love affairs. Yet tragedy erupts in paradise when one of the family vanishes. A mysterious note is left behind with the words: ‘Forgive Me’. Soon Celestria is pulled along a trail of deception, masquerades and mirrors. It will lead her from her idyllic life on the English coast to the orange groves of Southern Italy. It will also lead her to love... ***PRAISE FOR SANTA MONTEFIORE*** ‘Nobody does epic romance like Santa Montefiore’ JOJO MOYES ‘An enchanting read overflowing with deliciously poignant moments’ DINAH JEFFERIES on Songs of Love and War ‘Santa Montefiore hits the spot for my like few other writers’ SARRA MANNING ‘One of our personal favourites’ THE TIMES on The Last Secret of the Deverills ‘Accomplished and poetic’ Daily Mail ‘Santa Montefiore is a marvel’ Sunday Express

Beyond the Clouds Book

Beyond the Clouds


  • Author : Louise Smith
  • Publisher : Kingdom Builders Publications, LLC
  • Release Date : 2015-03-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9780578120485

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Beyond the Clouds Excerpt :

If you have a fascination with dreams and their interpretation, Beyond the Clouds (BTC) is a must read! BTC is an electrifying account of life experiences visions, and dreams with sound messages. Its riveting pages explore questions and answers to life struggles and triumphs. BTC will inspire and empower you through scripture and prophetic message. It is also a deeply personal book about Louise Smith’s love for God, and His love for her. BTC shares the personal stories about family and the great things God has done in her life, praise under pressure, the Word over worry and determination in the midst of disaster. You will also discover that there is a purpose to us all while learning approaches to our destiny. God the Creator supplies unlimited faith, courage and limitless imagination. Allow Beyond the Clouds to be a starting place for you in commitment and change.

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management Book

Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management


  • Author : Hance D. Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-10-16
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 626
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136294822

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Routledge Handbook of Ocean Resources and Management Excerpt :

This comprehensive handbook provides a global overview of ocean resources and management by focusing on critical issues relating to human development and the marine environment, their interrelationships as expressed through the uses of the sea as a resource, and the regional expression of these themes. The underlying approach is geographical, with prominence given to the biosphere, political arrangements and regional patterns – all considered to be especially crucial to the human understanding required for the use and management of the world's oceans. Part one addresses key themes in our knowledge of relationships between people and the sea on a global scale, including economic and political issues, and understanding and managing marine environments. Part two provides a systematic review of the uses of the sea, grouped into food, ocean space, materials and energy, and the sea as an environmental resource. Part three on the geography of the sea considers management strategies especially related to the state system, and regional management developments in both core economic regions and the developing periphery. Chapter 23 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://www.routledgehandbooks.com/doi/10.4324/9780203115398.ch23

Northern Neighbours Book

Northern Neighbours


  • Author : John Bryden
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748696215

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Northern Neighbours Excerpt :

How did the development of two small countries at the north of Europe, whose histories were joined from about the year 795 AD -- including a 300-year alliance -- nevertheless diverge sharply in the modern era? This edited collection of essays covers various elements of this analysis including land ownership, politics, agriculture, industry, money and banking, local government, education, religion, access and the outdoor life, as well as several more synthetic chapters. Written as it is by historians, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists and human geographers, the book moves beyond historical narrative, and outlines elements of a theory of divergent development between Norway and Scotland over the long term, and so towards a novel history which will be of interest to a wider audience.

Non State Actors  Rights in Maritime Delimitation Book

Non State Actors Rights in Maritime Delimitation


  • Author : Marianthi Pappa
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-08
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108835220

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Non State Actors Rights in Maritime Delimitation Excerpt :

Critical analysis of the legal framework on maritime delimitation, with recommendations for the evolution of international law at sea.

Trillion Dollar Baby Book

Trillion Dollar Baby


  • Author : Paul Cleary
  • Publisher : Biteback Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785901300

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For most of its history, the remote and near-Arctic nation of Norway has eked out a marginal existence from fishing, forestry and shipping. That is, until Christmas Eve 1969, when oil was discovered off its southern coast. Rather than squandering the profits (as the UK did with its North Sea oil), when the revenue began flowing, Norway put in place the most robust and visionary framework for extracting maximum benefit from non-renewable resources found anywhere in the world. Less than twenty years after the country began investing in what is now called the Government Pension Fund, Norway has the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world, with assets of US$870 billion. What’s more, the fund is on track to hit the US$1 trillion mark by 2020. Not only is every Norwegian now a (krone) millionaire and enjoying the highest standard of living in the world, they will be able to hand down this endowment to their children and grandchildren. Norway's savings strategy means that it has taken a non-renewable resource and turned it into a financial asset that can last long after the oil wealth has been completely exhausted. This is the story of how they did it.

History of the European Oil and Gas Industry Book

History of the European Oil and Gas Industry


  • Author : J. Craig
  • Publisher : Geological Society of London
  • Release Date : 2018-08-10
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786203632

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History of the European Oil and Gas Industry Excerpt :

The history of the European oil and gas industry reflects local as well as global political events, economic constraints and the personal endeavours of individual petroleum geoscientists as much as it does the development of technologies and the underlying geology of the region. The first commercial oil wells in Europe were drilled in Poland in 1853, Romania in 1857, Germany in 1859 and Italy in 1860. The 23 papers in this volume focus on the history and heritage of the oil and gas industry in the key European oil-producing countries from the earliest onshore drilling to its development into the modern industry that we know today. The contributors chronicle the main events and some of the major players that shaped the industry in Europe. The volume also marks several important anniversaries, including 150 years of oil exploration in Poland and Romania, the centenary of the drilling of the first oil well in the UK and 50 years of oil production from onshore Spain.

How Growth Really Happens Book

How Growth Really Happens


  • Author : Michael Best
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-12-07
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691227252

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How Growth Really Happens Excerpt :

A groundbreaking study that shows how countries can create innovative, production-based economies for the twenty-first century Achieving economic growth is one of today's key challenges. In this groundbreaking book, Michael Best argues that to understand how successful growth happens we need an economic framework that focuses on production, governance, and skills. This production-centric framework is the culmination of three simultaneous journeys. The first has been Best's visits to hundreds of factories worldwide, starting early as the son of a labor organizer and continuing through his work as an academic and industrial consultant. The second is a survey of two hundred years of economic thought from Babbage to Krugman, with stops along the way for Marx, Marshall, Young, Penrose, Richardson, Schumpeter, Kuznets, Abramovitz, Keynes, and Jacobs. The third is a tour of historical episodes of successful and failed transformations, focusing sharply on three core elements—the production system, business organization, and skill formation—and their interconnections. Best makes the case that government should create the institutional infrastructures needed to support these elements and their interconnections rather than subsidize individual enterprises. The power of Best's alternative framework is illustrated by case studies of transformative experiences previously regarded as economic "miracles": America's World War II industrial buildup, Germany's postwar recovery, Greater Boston's innovation system, Ireland's tech-sector boom, and the rise of the Asian Tigers and China. Accessible and engaging, How Growth Really Happens is required reading for anyone who wants to advance today’s crucial debates about industrial policy, climate change, globalization, technological change, and the future of work.

Infrastructure Delivery Systems Book

Infrastructure Delivery Systems


  • Author : Bankole Osita Awuzie
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811372919

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Infrastructure Delivery Systems Excerpt :

This book provides a framework for governing policy implementation by various stakeholders during the delivery of infrastructure projects. This framework relies on the tenets of the Viable Systems Model (VSM), a systems cybernetic model that enjoys a high level of acceptance in organizational analysis. The book presents a step-by-step guide for the multi-level governance of implementation during project delivery. Although the book focuses on the context of local content development policy and construction projects (infrastructure), it is presented in a manner that allows it to be adapted to other policies and sectors. The book includes a step-by-step methodology for assessing policy implementation in project or policy delivery systems. In addition, it shares insights into the probable challenges faced by the actors within the delivery system in achieving optimal implementation performance. Critical success factors are also highlighted, and illustrative diagrams of the framework are provided to facilitate understanding. The book is logically structured and presented in a straightforward manner. Also, the transposition of the VSM from a conventional organizational context to a multi-organizational context will appeal to readers with a background in systems thinking, monitoring or evaluation.

People of Today 2017 Book

People of Today 2017


  • Author : Lucy Hume
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Release Date : 2017-10-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 2000
  • ISBN 10 : 9781999767037

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People of Today 2017 Excerpt :

Established in 1982, People of Today annually recognises over 20,000 individuals who are positively influencing Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and leadership. Entry is by invitation only. The objective criteria for inclusion and removal are strictly maintained, ensuring it is the only publication of its type whose membership accurately reflects people of influence today. Expert nomination panels guarantee People of Today is uniquely current and trusted and encompasses over 40 sectors, from academia, law and business to charity, sport and the arts.