Download or read book Hansard s Parliamentary Debates written by Great Britain. Parliament and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 1088 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Cat O Nine Tails written by Julia Golding and published by Roaring Brook Press. This book was released on 2009-09-29 with total page 401 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cat is finally living a life of luxury--and so bored she's going out of her mind. But then she and her friends are kidnapped and forced to work on a ship bound for the New World. With a mystery to solve and survival at stake, Cat must use her wits to save herself and her friends.
Download or read book Blue Book written by Trinidad and published by . This book was released on 1914 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Vols. through 1887 include only Trinidad.
Download or read book Word Myths written by David Wilton and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2008-11 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of the most famous stories, tales, and histories of the world that are provably wrong provides a look at why certain myths are created and spread, the reasons they persist, and the actual truths that long have been obscured by misinformation.
Download or read book Why Knot written by Philippe Petit and published by ABRAMS. This book was released on 2013-04-09 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Mr. Petit is the perfect teacher” in this fascinating, educational volume on knot-tying—an art and science that has held civilization together (The Wall Street Journal). Philippe Petit is known for his astounding feat of daring when, on August 7, 1974, he stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City. But beyond his balance, courage, and showmanship, there was one thing Petit had to be absolutely certain of—his knots. Without the confidence that his knots would hold, he never would have left the ground. In fact, while most of us don’t think about them beyond tying our shoelaces, the humble knot is crucial in countless contexts, from sailing to sports to industrial safety to art, agriculture, and more. In this truly unique book, Petit offers a guide to tying over sixty of his essential knots, with practical sketches illustrating his methods and clear tying instructions. Filled with photos in which special knots were used during spectacular high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks, and special tying challenges, Why Knot? will entertain and educate readers of all ages. “In reading Philippe’s book we are cogently reminded that without the ability to secure a rope, or tether a goat, or make fast the sheets of a galley, much of the civilization that we take for granted would disappear as easily as a slipknot in the hands of a Vegas conjuror.” —Sting, musician and activist “His descriptions are clear, he deploys humor frequently and he makes his points with anecdotes that are colorful and memorable. Explaining the purpose and creation of knots and thanks to those flawless drawings Mr. Petit earns perfect marks.” —The Wall Street Journal
Download or read book Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat written by Martin Robson and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-01-25 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the crow flies'', ''chunder'', ''cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'', ''three sheets to the wind'' - many terms like these are used in everyday English language conversation and writing. But how many landlubbers know that they derive from naval slang or know what the phrase originally referred to? The navy has helped to shape modern society. The navy is famous for its traditions, quirks and nuances. It is disinctly different to wider society and nowhere is this more evident than in language. The naval community once had its own language, incomprehensible to anyone who was not a sailor, which described and explained his unique world. But on shore leave these men introduced their language to the populations of bustling ports and harbours and the usage slowly spread inland. Today through the mediums of film, television and music, naval slang has been brought to the wider public and has become fully integrated into the English language to point where many phrases are used by people who have no concept of their meaning. Presenting terminology thematically, this book provides a compilation of naval slang throughout the world, from terms relating to ship-handling and seamanship through to food and drink, discipline and insults. The text is further enhanced with original black line drawings that illustrate certain technical terms, such as ''splice the mainbrace''.
Download or read book Parliamentary Debates written by and published by . This book was released on 1879 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: Daniel Fenning|
|Release Date||: 1768|
|ISBN 10||: BL:A0019441874|
|Pages||: 976 pages|
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Download or read book The Royal English Dictionary Or A Treasury of the English Language To which is Prefixed A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Tongue The Third Edition Improved written by Daniel Fenning and published by . This book was released on 1768 with total page 976 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Royal Navy in Indigenous Australia 1795 1855 written by Daniel Simpson and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-01-12 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers the first in-depth enquiry into the origins of 135 Indigenous Australian objects acquired by the Royal Navy between 1795 and 1855 and held now by the British Museum. In response to increasing calls for the ‘decolonisation’ of museums and the restitution of ethnographic collections, the book seeks to return knowledge of the moments, methods, and motivations whereby Indigenous Australian objects were first collected and sent to Britain. By structuring its discussion in terms of three key ‘stages’ of a typical naval voyage to Australia—departure from British shores, arrival on the continent’s coasts, and eventual return to port—the book offers a nuanced and multifaceted understanding of the pathways followed by these 135 objects into the British Museum. The book offers important new understandings of Indigenous Australian peoples’ reactions to naval visitors, and contains a wealth of original research on the provenance and meaning of some of the world’s oldest extant Indigenous Australian object collections.
Download or read book Library of Congress Subject Headings written by Library of Congress and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Speaking Out of Turn written by Stephanie Sparling Williams and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2021-08-24 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Speaking Out of Turn is the first monograph dedicated to the forty-year oeuvre of feminist conceptual artist Lorraine O’Grady. Examining O’Grady’s use of language, both written and spoken, Stephanie Sparling Williams charts the artist’s strategic use of direct address—the dialectic posture her art takes in relationship to its viewers—to trouble the field of vision and claim a voice in the late 1970s through the 1990s, when her voice was seen as “out of turn” in the art world. Speaking Out of Turn situates O’Grady’s significant contributions within the history of American conceptualism and performance art while also attending to the work’s heightened visibility in the contemporary moment, revealing both the marginalization of O’Grady in the past and an urgent need to revisit her art in the present.
Download or read book The Black Ship written by Dudley Pope and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2009-02-19 with total page 373 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dudley Pope meticulously researches the story of the bloodiest mutiny in the history of the Royal Navy - the butchering of the officers aboard His Majesty's Frigate HERMIONE 32 guns, in the West Indies in 1797. The captain of the frigate, Hugh Pigot, was a brutal and sadistic commander who flogged his men mercilessly and drove them beyond the limits of endurance. However, nothing could excuse the slaughter of guilty and innocent officers alike as the mutineers went wild and committed crimes beyond anything Pigot could have dreamt up. Not content with that, they then took the ship into an enemy port and gave her up to the Spanish who, unaware of the true facts for some time, nevertheless greeted them with the contempt they deserved. The Spanish took the ship into their service but due to an amazing episode of red tape and internal wrangling, never actually got the frigate to sea. Meanwhile the Royal Navy relentlessly hunted down the mutineers over the next ten years and of the 33 either caught or who gave themselves up, 24 were either hanged and hung in chains upon gibbets, or transported for life. A number managed to escape justice. The author describes these events which end with the daring re-capture of the HERMIONE under the guns of Spanish forts, with Captain Edward Hamilton leading 100 English sailors in six open boats in one of the most brilliant cutting-out expeditions in naval history.
Download or read book The Law Times written by and published by . This book was released on 1866 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Palmer s Index to the Times Newspaper written by and published by . This book was released on 1896 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
|Author||: Woolwich Dock (LONDON)|
|Release Date||: 1847|
|ISBN 10||: BL:A0017590228|
|Pages||: 88 pages|
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Download or read book General Instructions and Local Orders for H M Ships and Vessels at Woolwich and in the River Thames By Sir J J G Bremer written by Woolwich Dock (LONDON) and published by . This book was released on 1847 with total page 88 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Pirate Dictionary written by Breverton, Terry and published by Pelican Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: