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Small Island

Author : Andrea Levy
Publisher :
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 50,65 MB
Release : 2014
Category : Jamaicans
ISBN : 9781472211064

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In this delicately wrought and profoundly moving novel, Andrea Levy handles the weighty themes of empire, prejudice, war and love, with a lightness of touch and a generosity of spirit that challenges and uplifts the reader.

One Small Island

Author : Alison Lester
Publisher : Random House Australia
Page : 42 pages
File Size : 23,86 MB
Release : 2019-08-06
Category : Islands
ISBN : 0143789252

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Notes from a Small Island

Author : Bill Bryson
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 338 pages
File Size : 45,84 MB
Release : 2015-06-02
Category : Travel
ISBN : 0062417436

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Before New York Times bestselling author Bill Bryson wrote The Road to Little Dribbling, he took this delightfully irreverent jaunt around the unparalleled floating nation of Great Britain, which has produced zebra crossings, Shakespeare, Twiggie Winkie’s Farm, and places with names like Farleigh Wallop and Titsey.

Man on Extremely Small Island

Author : Jason Koo
Publisher : C&r Press
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 12,48 MB
Release : 2009
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780981501031

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Man on extremely small island is a collection of poems in four sections. The sections follows the seasons. The poems in the first section urge a movement outward (a "spring motion"), and are generally exuberant, hopeful, inclusive and comic. This movement swells into the summer of "Open Sky," section II, the most broadly confident poem in the book, typified by the "blue" outro in which the speaker, a "blue monk in a blue train," sails for a transcendent "blue country" filled with a "blue kind." Section III, fall, finds the speaker in a rut, isolated in a closed space (apartment, coffee shop, extremely small island), trapped in a repetitive cycle of days - a "life of facsimile," as "Self-Reproduction with Scream Pillow" puts it. In "Bon Chul Koo and the Hall of Fame," section IV, the speaker is back in his car again but this time with his father; the movement is not forward as in "Open Sky" but backward, as the speaker moves spatially back toward his childhood home in Cleveland (stopping in the culturally backward region of Cooperstown) as well as temporally back through Korean family history and his memories of growing up.

Small Island

Author : Andrea Levy
Publisher : NHB Modern Plays
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 30,77 MB
Release : 2022-03-03
Category :
ISBN : 9781839040764

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Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica. Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer. Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Three intimately connected stories, tracing the tangled history of Jamaica and Britain. Andrea Levy's epic novel, adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, journeys from Jamaica to Britain in 1948 - the year that HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury. Small Island was first performed at the National Theatre, London, in 2019, in an acclaimed production directed by Rufus Norris. This revised edition of the play was published alongside the revival of the production in 2022.

Climate Change and Small Island States

Author : Jon Barnett
Publisher : Earthscan
Page : 233 pages
File Size : 13,35 MB
Release : 2010
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 1849774897

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Small Island Developing States are often depicted as being among the most vulnerable of all places to the effects of climate change, and they are a cause c?l?bre of many involved in climate science, politics and the media. Yet while small island developing states are much talked about, the production of both scientific knowledge and policies to protect the rights of these nations and their people has been remarkably slow.This book is the first to apply a critical approach to climate change science and policy processes in the South Pacific region. It shows how groups within politically and scientifically powerful countries appropriate the issue of island vulnerability in ways that do not do justice to the lives of island people. It argues that the ways in which islands and their inhabitants are represented in climate science and politics seldom leads to meaningful responses to assist them to adapt to climate change. Throughout, the authors focus on the hitherto largely ignored social impacts of climate change, and demonstrate that adaptation and mitigation policies cannot be effective without understanding the social systems and values of island societies.

Geography of Small Islands

Author : Beate M.W. Ratter
Publisher : Springer
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 48,36 MB
Release : 2017-12-20
Category : Science
ISBN : 3319638696

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This book is dedicated to the study of the islands and their role in a globalised world. Beside Coastal or Oceanic/Marine Geography, there is little comprehensive material about the speciality of small island geography so far. This volume aims to bridge natural, social and cultural science perspectives. In Geography of Small Islands readers learn about the physical development of islands, their cultural and political importance, as well as their economic particularities. This book appeals to researchers, students and scholars with an interest in the special characteristics in spatialities of islands.

Shaping the Future of Small Islands

Author : John Laing Roberts
Publisher : Springer Nature
Page : 443 pages
File Size : 37,49 MB
Release : 2020-11-23
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9811548838

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The book provides fresh look at the issues of sustainable development, degradation of natural resources and vulnerability to climate change in Small Island developing states (SIDS). It documents the deteriorating state of SIDS and adaptation efforts made to address the impending crisis of unsustainable economic growth with international, national and community support. Authors have discussed issues like macroeconomic trends, vulnerability, resilience capability, and SIDS-specific strategies focusing on sectors like trade and tourism. Discussion continues with the examination of democracy, social capital, quality of life, and health concerns. Climate change and natural resource challenges are analyzed using case studies. The book also discusses diplomatic complexities of international climate agreements, collective action and institutional quality constitute the analysis of global environment and sustainable development.

Climate Change and Tradition in a Small Island State

Author : Peter Rudiak-Gould
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 245 pages
File Size : 25,69 MB
Release : 2013-07-18
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 1135055386

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The citizens of the Marshall Islands have been told that climate change will doom their country, and they have seen confirmatory omens in the land, air, and sea. This book investigates how grassroots Marshallese society has interpreted and responded to this threat as intimated by local observation, science communication, and Biblical exegesis. With grounds to dismiss or ignore the threat, Marshall Islanders have instead embraced it; with reasons to forswear guilt and responsibility, they have instead adopted in-group blame; and having been instructed that resettlement is necessary, they have vowed instead to retain the homeland. These dominant local responses can be understood as arising from a pre-existing, vigorous constellation of Marshallese ideas termed "modernity the trickster": a historically inspired narrative of self-inflicted cultural decline and seduction by Euro-American modernity. This study illuminates islander agency at the intersection of the local and the global, and suggests a theory of risk perception based on ideological commitment to narratives of historical progress and decline.

Food Security in Small Island States

Author : John Connell
Publisher : Springer
Page : 307 pages
File Size : 14,95 MB
Release : 2019-06-25
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9811382565

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This book provides a contemporary overview of the social-ecological and economic vulnerabilities that produce food and nutrition insecurity in various small island contexts, including both high islands and atolls, from the Pacific to the Caribbean. It examines the historical and contemporary circumstances that have accompanied the shift from subsistence production to the consumption of imported, processed foods and drinks, and the impact of this transition on nutrition and the rise of non-communicable diseases. It also assesses the challenges involved in reversing this trend, and how more effective social and economic policies, agricultural and fisheries strategies, and governance arrangements could promote more resilient and sustainable small island food systems. It offers both theoretical and practical perspectives, and brings together a broad range of policy areas, e.g. agriculture, food, commerce, health, planning and socio-economic policy. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for a range of disciplines in a number of regional contexts, and for the growing number of scholars and practitioners working on and in small island states. It will be of particular value as the first book to examine the diversity and commonalities of island states around the globe as they confront issues of food security.