The Ocean Class of the Second World War

The Ocean Class of the Second World War
Author : Malcolm Cooper
Publisher : Seaforth Publishing
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2021-12-30
ISBN 10 : 9781399015561
ISBN 13 : 1399015567
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ocean Class of the Second World War Book Description:

This new book tells the story of the Ocean class of standard cargo ships, their design, building, and careers, and the author places them firmly in the context of the battle of the Atlantic which was raging at the time of the first launchings. They entered the vanguard of the Allied shipping effort at a time when the German U-boat threat was at its most dangerous, and British shipping resources were stretched to the limit. They were deployed in the North Atlantic, on the long supply routes around Africa to the Middle East, in the Russian convoys, in operations in support of the invasions of North Africa and Italy and the land campaigns which followed, in the D-Day landings, and later amphibious operations on the south coast of France. Finally, some of the class joined an invasion force making its way towards Malaya when Japan surrendered in August 1945. The Oceans paid a heavy price for these accomplishments, one third of the class being lost to torpedoes, bombs, or mines in places as far apart as the Florida coast, the Norwegian Sea, the Bay of Algiers, and the Gulf of Oman. While these achievements alone would merit an important place in histories of the war at sea, the impact of the Oceans stretched far beyond the direct contribution of the ships themselves. The yards where they were built also served as models for a series of new American shipyards, designed to mass produce cargo vessels with such speed and in such volume as to completely reverse the mathematics of attrition, which had run so badly against the Allies into 1942. Even more important, the Oceans’ blueprints were used as the basis for the American Liberty ship, the 2,700-strong fleet which finally tilted the balance of the war at sea decisively in the Allies’ favor and went on to underpin the post-war renewal of the world merchant fleet. This comprehensive new history, based on extensive archival research and lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, restores the Oceans to their rightful place in history. The ships’ design antecedents are explained, and their ordering, financing, and construction analyzed in full. Wartime operations are covered in depth, by theater, and with full details of war losses and other casualties. The book concludes with an assessment of their subsequent peacetime careers and a comparison to other war-built designs. This is a model history of a highly significant class of ship.

Lost ocean

Lost ocean
Author : Johanna Basford
Publisher : Penguin Books
Total Pages : 80
Release : 2015
ISBN 10 : 9780143108993
ISBN 13 : 0143108999
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost ocean Book Description:

"A Penguin original coloring book"--Back cover.

Archipelagic American Studies

Archipelagic American Studies
Author : Brian Russell Roberts
Publisher : Duke University Press
Total Pages : 520
Release : 2017-05-12
ISBN 10 : 9780822373209
ISBN 13 : 0822373203
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archipelagic American Studies Book Description:

Departing from conventional narratives of the United States and the Americas as fundamentally continental spaces, the contributors to Archipelagic American Studies theorize America as constituted by and accountable to an assemblage of interconnected islands, archipelagoes, shorelines, continents, seas, and oceans. They trace these planet-spanning archipelagic connections in essays on topics ranging from Indigenous sovereignty to the work of Édouard Glissant, from Philippine call centers to US militarization in the Caribbean, and from the great Pacific garbage patch to enduring overlaps between US imperialism and a colonial Mexican archipelago. Shaking loose the straitjacket of continental exceptionalism that hinders and permeates Americanist scholarship, Archipelagic American Studies asserts a more relevant and dynamic approach for thinking about the geographic, cultural, and political claims of the United States within broader notions of America. Contributors Birte Blascheck, J. Michael Dash, Paul Giles, Susan Gillman, Matthew Pratt Guterl, Hsinya Huang, Allan Punzalan Isaac, Joseph Keith, Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Brandy Nalani McDougall, Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo, Craig Santos Perez, Brian Russell Roberts, John Carlos Rowe, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, Ramón E. Soto-Crespo, Michelle Ann Stephens, Elaine Stratford, Etsuko Taketani, Alice Te Punga Somerville, Teresia Teaiwa, Lanny Thompson, Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

Storm Data

Storm Data
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 756
Release : 2004-07
ISBN 10 : UCSB:31205032570291
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm Data Book Description:


Author : Mike Leeder
Publisher : Dunedin Academic Press Ltd
Total Pages : 296
Release : 2016-12-05
ISBN 10 : 9781780465678
ISBN 13 : 178046567X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GeoBritannica Book Description:

GeoBritannica concerns the geological legacy of Britain, an inheritance bequeathed by its bedrock to the peoples who have lived on the island for the eleven millennia since the Ice Ages. The authors explain the geological foundations of the landscape and the raw materials it provides. They show how this geology has been made use of by society and by individuals in creative acts of the imagination. The reader will discover how regional environments and interests have been tackled by geologists in endeavours as diverse as mining, quarrying, architecture, literature and the visual arts. This is a book which puts a modern interpretation of the geological history of Britain into its historic, social and artistic contexts. Why is geology so fascinating to us? How do geologists do their science? Why are the differing landscapes what, where and how they are? What is the nature of the geological foundations of the British landscapes? How have geological discoveries developed our understanding of the landscape of Britain over the past two hundred years? What is the geological context of the raw materials used in past and present industries and for historic and vernacular buildings? How have geological landscapes and materials influenced past and present architects, visual artists and writers?This is a book for those wanting to develop a better understanding of where we live and how we develop our love and understanding of the island which we inhabit.


Author : Jonathan I. Lunine
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 319
Release : 1999
ISBN 10 : 0521644232
ISBN 13 : 9780521644235
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Book Description:

This is an outstanding overview of the history of the Earth from a unique planetary perspective for introductory courses in the earth sciences. The book approaches Earth history as an evolution, encompassing the origin of the cosmos through the inner working of living cells. Earth: Evolution of a Habitable Planet tells how the Earth has come to its present state, why it differs from its neighboring planets, what life's place is in Earth's history, and how humanity affects the processes that make our planet livable. Today's human influences are contemplated in the context of natural changes on Earth. This book brings a fresh perspective to the study of the Earth for students who wish to learn how our planet evolved to its present form.

Vanished Ocean

Vanished Ocean
Author : Dorrik Stow
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2012-03-29
ISBN 10 : 9780199214297
ISBN 13 : 0199214298
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanished Ocean Book Description:

Once, the ocean of Tethys stretched across the world. It vanished just before Man appeared on Earth. Dorrik Stow tells of the powerful forces that created and destroyed a great ocean, its marine life, its extinctions, its impact on climate, and the many clues by which scientists have put together its story, stretching back 250 million years.

The Iron Doors

The Iron Doors
Author : W. K. Chadi
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 308
Release : 2011-08-18
ISBN 10 : 9781462024162
ISBN 13 : 1462024165
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iron Doors Book Description:

When she is seven years old, Dalia learns she has the ability to read minds. When she is nine years old, her enemies learn this fact—so they kidnap her. When she is twenty-two, they realize how dangerous she has become—and they kill her. But because she’s a Zeti—a member of a mysterious race with even more mysterious powers—she survives her death, only to find that the days she has stolen have their own price. With no small amount of horror, she comes to realize her love for Alexander, the same man who had taken her to her death. For her safety, she is sent to Buthayna, a world akin to Eden and impervious to evil; there she discovers she’s the Promised One. She is told that in order to fulfill her destiny, she has to be “whole”—but this esoteric message only serves to confuse her. Although she has been told the answers she needs are buried within her own memories, they are hidden behind unbreakable iron doors in her mind, and even she does not know how to open them. When Alexander ultimately finds her, she understands why she has always feared him. He killed her once ... but will he kill her again?