The Chinese Navy

Expanding Capabilities, Evolving Roles

Author: National Defense University (U S ),Institute for National Strategic Studies,Phillip C. Saunders,Christopher D. Yung,Michael Swaine,Andrew Nien-Dzu Yang

Publisher: Smashbooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: 339

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Tells the story of the growing Chinese Navy - The People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) - and its expanding capabilities, evolving roles and military implications for the USA. Divided into four thematic sections, this special collection of essays surveys and analyzes the most important aspects of China's navel modernization.

Asian Maritime Power in the 21st Century

Strategic Transactions : China, India and Southeast Asia

Author: Vijay Sakhuja

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 981431109X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

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Maritime power has been a key defining parameter of economic vitality and geostrategic power of nations. This book explores how the first decade of the 21st century has witnessed the rise of China and India as confident economic powers pivoting on high growth rates, exponential expansion of science, technology and industrial growth.

Thirty Years of China - U.S. Relations

Analytical Approaches and Contemporary Issues

Author: Sujian Guo,Baogang Guo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 146166263X

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

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This book examines structural factors, ideas, institutions, issues, and challenges that have shaped China-U.S. relations in the past thirty years, as well as the recent changes in the global geostrategic landscape and economic interdependence that have significant impacts on the bilateral relations into the 21st century.

The Defence Capabilities of Small States

Singapore and Taiwan’s Responses to Strategic Desperation

Author: Shang-su Wu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137497165

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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A comparison of Singapore and Taiwan presents an interesting case study for those wishing to understand how small states struggle to overcome their strategic disadvantage. Since their independence, Singapore and Taiwan have faced numerous challenges resulting from their relative strategic disadvantage. They have struggled to overcome vulnerable bases, an unformed conception of state, and weak governmental institutes for defence. While territorial borders are difficult to change, both states have focused on nation building, economic growth, and military build-up in order to overcome their predicaments. During the Cold War, both states employed similarly authoritarian policies to preserve their survival. However, in the post-Cold War era, Taiwan has experienced political and economic weakness in the face of the rising China, while Singapore, with its polity of one-party domination, has continued to strengthen its hard and soft power. This book examines the unique context for each case, drawing comparisons and offering analysis of their distinct approaches.

Refactoring HTML

Improving the Design of Existing Web Applications

Author: Elliotte Rusty Harold

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0132701871

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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Like any other software system, Web sites gradually accumulate “cruft” over time. They slow down. Links break. Security and compatibility problems mysteriously appear. New features don’t integrate seamlessly. Things just don’t work as well. In an ideal world, you’d rebuild from scratch. But you can’t: there’s no time or money for that. Fortunately, there’s a solution: You can refactor your Web code using easy, proven techniques, tools, and recipes adapted from the world of software development. In Refactoring HTML, Elliotte Rusty Harold explains how to use refactoring to improve virtually any Web site or application. Writing for programmers and non-programmers alike, Harold shows how to refactor for better reliability, performance, usability, security, accessibility, compatibility, and even search engine placement. Step by step, he shows how to migrate obsolete code to today’s stable Web standards, including XHTML, CSS, and REST—and eliminate chronic problems like presentation-based markup, stateful applications, and “tag soup.” The book’s extensive catalog of detailed refactorings and practical “recipes for success” are organized to help you find specific solutions fast, and get maximum benefit for minimum effort. Using this book, you can quickly improve site performance now—and make your site far easier to enhance, maintain, and scale for years to come. Topics covered include • Recognizing the “smells” of Web code that should be refactored • Transforming old HTML into well-formed, valid XHTML, one step at a time • Modernizing existing layouts with CSS • Updating old Web applications: replacing POST with GET, replacing old contact forms, and refactoring JavaScript • Systematically refactoring content and links • Restructuring sites without changing the URLs your users rely upon This book will be an indispensable resource for Web designers, developers, project managers, and anyone who maintains or updates existing sites. It will be especially helpful to Web professionals who learned HTML years ago, and want to refresh their knowledge with today’s standards-compliant best practices. This book will be an indispensable resource for Web designers, developers, project managers, and anyone who maintains or updates existing sites. It will be especially helpful to Web professionals who learned HTML years ago, and want to refresh their knowledge with today’s standards-compliant best practices.

Jane's Fighting Ships

Author: Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710626929

Category: History

Page: 967

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Jane's Fighting Ships is your essential reference to the changing capabilities of modern navies, their ships, aircraft and weapons systems in service and under construction. Colour photographs and line drawings can be found throughout to assist your recognition needs. Jane's Fighting Ships' authoritative inventories for 163 navies around the world also supports your threat assessment, and with comprehensive surveys of global construction and modernisation programmes you can be sure you won't miss any new market opportunities. Plus, with an annual review of naval events worldwide, flags and ensigns, ranks and insignia, senior appointments, personnel numbers and a new country overview, Jane's Fighting Ships provides you with a complete and indispensable naval resource. Key contents include: Construction and modernisation programmes; Displacement and dimensions; Main machinery; Speed and range; Weapons systems and sensors; Structure; Country overviews and United States Command and Control arrangements Jane's Navy International, Jane's Naval Weapon Systems, Jane's Underwater Warfare Systems and Jane's Underwater Technology are ideal complements to Jane's Fighting Ships.

When Pigs Fly!

Training Success with Impossible Dogs

Author: Jane Killion

Publisher: Dogwise Publishing

ISBN: 1929242441

Category: Pets

Page: 192

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Do you have an impossible dog? Does your dog come when called, heel properly when you go for a walk, and sit quietly when you ask him to? If your answer is a resounding No! then you may think you have an impossible dog, a Pigs Fly dog, one you may think can never be trained. The key to training success with these dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then use those rewards to get the behavior you want. Youll be amazed at what your bad dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!

Crazy '08

How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History

Author: Cait N. Murphy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061844322

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 400

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From the perspective of 2007, the unintentional irony of Chance's boast is manifest—these days, the question is when will the Cubs ever win a game they have to have. In October 1908, though, no one would have laughed: The Cubs were, without doubt, baseball's greatest team—the first dynasty of the 20th century. Crazy '08 recounts the 1908 season—the year when Peerless Leader Frank Chance's men went toe to toe to toe with John McGraw and Christy Mathewson's New York Giants and Honus Wagner's Pittsburgh Pirates in the greatest pennant race the National League has ever seen. The American League has its own three-cornered pennant fight, and players like Cy Young, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and the egregiously crooked Hal Chase ensured that the junior circuit had its moments. But it was the National League's—and the Cubs'—year. Crazy '08, however, is not just the exciting story of a great season. It is also about the forces that created modern baseball, and the America that produced it. In 1908, crooked pols run Chicago's First Ward, and gambling magnates control the Yankees. Fans regularly invade the field to do handstands or argue with the umps; others shoot guns from rickety grandstands prone to burning. There are anarchists on the loose and racial killings in the town that made Lincoln. On the flimsiest of pretexts, General Abner Doubleday becomes a symbol of Americanism, and baseball's own anthem, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," is a hit. Picaresque and dramatic, 1908 is a season in which so many weird and wonderful things happen that it is somehow unsurprising that a hairpiece, a swarm of gnats, a sudden bout of lumbago, and a disaster down in the mines all play a role in its outcome. And sometimes the events are not so wonderful at all. There are several deaths by baseball, and the shadow of corruption creeps closer to the heart of baseball—the honesty of the game itself. Simply put, 1908 is the year that baseball grew up. Oh, and it was the last time the Cubs won the World Series. Destined to be as memorable as the season it documents, Crazy '08 sets a new standard for what a book about baseball can be.

Jane Doe No More

My 15-Year Fight to Reclaim My Identity--A True Story of Survival, Hope, and Redemption

Author: M. William Phelps,Donna Palomba

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762788402

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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In 1993, Donna Palomba was raped by a masked assailant in her own home. Yet, her story is more than a victim’s tale of physical and emotional recovery. It is a story of one woman’s hunt for justice while fending off attacks by institutions designed to defend and protect her—the police department, the local government, and a community clinging to an outrageous claim that Donna had invented the crime to cover up a sexual affair. From the night of the attack, the botched crime scene investigation, and the abuse as authorities attempted to close the case by discrediting her, Donna was left as a victim with no name and no identity. Meanwhile, there was one courageous detective, later to become chief of police, who broke a cops’ code of silence in the name of justice. As they fought on, a legal battle ensued after the Waterbury Police Department—now with media support—refused to let go of its allegations against her and admit wrongdoing. Finally, after eleven years of struggle, Donna learned the identity of her attacker from the chief of police, who explained that the DNA from the rape kit taken a decade ago had turned up a shocking match. In 2007, Donna Palomba was the subject of a special two-hour Dateline episode about her case. Suddenly, she was Jane Doe no more, launching the Jane Doe No More organization and becoming a promoter of the rights of women and victims of sexual assault. With the help of crime investigator and author M. William Phelps, this is her story.

Gentrification

Author: Loretta Lees,Tom Slater,Elvin Wyly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135930252

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

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This first textbook on the topic of gentrification is written for upper-level undergraduates in geography, sociology, and planning. The gentrification of urban areas has accelerated across the globe to become a central engine of urban development, and it is a topic that has attracted a great deal of interest in both academia and the popular press. Gentrification presents major theoretical ideas and concepts with case studies, and summaries of the ideas in the book as well as offering ideas for future research.

Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869-1945

Author: Hansgeorg Jentschura,Dieter Jung,Peter Mickel

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

ISBN: 9781854095251

Category: Warships

Page: 284

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This illustrated encyclopedia features every warship of the Imperial Japanese Fleet from its inception in 1869 to its final defeat in 1945. It includes ironclads, battleships, submarines and many others with drawings and photographs.

Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure

Author: Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr. M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101215838

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease challenges conventional cardiology by posing a compelling, revolutionary idea-that we can, in fact, abolish the heart disease epidemic in this country by changing our diets. Drawing on the groundbreaking results of his twenty-year nutritional study, Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., a former surgeon, researcher, and clinician at the Cleveland Clinic, convincingly argues that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its effects. Furthermore, it can eliminate the need for expensive and invasive surgical interventions, such as bypass and stents, no matter how far the disease has progressed. Dr. Esselstyn began his research with a group of patients who joined his study after traditional medical procedures to treat their advanced heart disease had failed. Within months of following a plant-based, oil-free diet, their angina symptoms eased, their cholesterol levels dropped significantly, and they experienced a marked improvement in blood flow to the heart. Twenty years later, the majority of Dr. Esselstyn's patients continue to follow his program and remain heart-attack proof. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease explains the science behind these dramatic results, and offers readers the same simple, nutrition-based plan that has changed the lives of his patients forever. In addition, Dr. Esselstyn provides more than 150 delicious recipes that he and his wife, Ann Crile Esselstyn, have enjoyed for years and used with their patients. Clearly written and backed by irrefutable scientific evidence, startling photos of angiograms, and inspiring personal stories, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease will empower readers to take charge of their heart health. It is a powerful call for a paradigm shift in heart-disease therapy.

Delivering Justice

W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

Author: James Haskins,Benny Andrews

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763638803

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Presents the life of W.W. Law, an NAACP activist, whose efforts to register black voters, and lead a successful business boycott resulted in Savannah, Georgia being the first city in the south to end racial discrimination.

Big-box Swindle

The True Cost of Mega-retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses

Author: Stacy Mitchell

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807035016

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 318

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Discusses the effect of chain stores and online retailers on independent business owners in small-town America, and how the negative consequences are causing many communities to rally around their local businesses.

Jane's Fighting Ships 2011-2012

Author: Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710629593

Category: History

Page: 1020

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This is a guide to the world's navies. Country by country, the text contains commentaries for each ship, complete with comprehensive details of displacement and dimensions, main machinery, speed and range, weapons systems, construction and modernisation programmes and latest operational status.

Sisters in the Brotherhoods

Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York City

Author: J. LaTour

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230614078

Category: History

Page: 276

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Sisters in the Brotherhoods is an oral-history-based study of women who have, against considerable odds, broken the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about what constitutes women's work, the middle-class bias of feminism, the daily grinding sexism of male co-workers, and the institutionalised discrimination of employers and unions. It is also the story of some gutsy women who, seeking the material rewards and personal satisfactions of skilled manual labour, have struggled to make a place for themselves among New York City's construction workers, stationary engineers, firefighters, electronic technicians, plumbers, and transit workers. Each story contributes to an important unifying theme: the way women confronted the enormous sexism embedded in union culture and developed new organisational forms to support their struggles, including and especially the United Tradeswomen.

Pacific Currents

The Responses of U.S. Allies and Security Partners in East Asia to China's Rise

Author: Evan S. Medeiros

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833044648

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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China1s importance in the Asia-Pacific has been on the rise, raising concerns about competition the United States. The authors examined the reactions of six U.S. allies and partners to China1s rise. All six see China as an economic opportunity. They want it to be engaged productively in regional affairs, but without becoming dominant. They want the United States to remain deeply engaged in the region.