By Jameel M. Al-Khayri, Shri Mohan Jain, Dennis V. Johnson
This significant 2-volume reference ebook is the 1st entire source reflecting the present worldwide prestige and customers of date palm cultivation by way of nation. This quantity covers Asia and Europe. The Asian international locations incorporated are: Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan, Oman, Yemen, Israel, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Syria, Palestine and India. Europe is represented through Spain. subject matters mentioned are: cultivation practices; genetic assets and breeding; conservation and germplasm banks; cultivar type and id in keeping with morphological and molecular markers; micropropagation and development towards scale-up construction; and advances in dates processing and advertising. Chapters are supported by way of tables and colour images. Appendixes summarize qualities and distribution of significant cultivars, advertisement assets of offshoots and in vitro vegetation; and associations and clinical societies thinking about date palm.
By Gordon L. Rottman
Box fortifications and tunnel structures tend to be regarded as protective and energetic protecting measures, however the VC/NVA additionally hired them offensively. It was once universal for large box works to be developed to aid attacks and sieges on US fire-support bases and distant camps. Their strategies mirrored makes an attempt to counter the big firepower they confronted: while without delay attractive the enemy they hired “hugging” strategies (moving in and closing heavily engaged, even intermingling devices, to avoid the enemy from bringing his artillery and shut air aid to bear). Their box works incorporated defended villages, base camps, fortified complexes, hilltop defenses, trench platforms, person combating positions, crew-served weapon positions, bunkers, caches, and huge tunnel structures. Camouflage and misleading measures, and the employment of hindrances and booby traps went hand-in-hand with such box works. This e-book examines those particular fortifications.
This heritage paper reports development made within the Asian and Pacific zone according to overseas commitments, with specific awareness to the common entry goals built for low and centred epidemic nations in Asia and the Pacific via neighborhood and civil society consultations in 2006. according to those findings, the paper additionally reports the most demanding situations and identifies methods ahead in scaling up the response-HIV. The paper attracts on details from the 2008 kingdom stories ready to degree growth in the direction of the pursuits set out within the statement of dedication on HIV/AIDS on the United countries common meeting precise consultation in 2001.
By Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
What function does race, geography, faith, orthography and nationalism play within the crafting of identities? What are the origins of Singlish? This publication bargains an intensive research of outdated and new identities in Asia's such a lot worldwide urban, tested in the course of the lens of language.
By Pierre Asselin
Demonstrating the centrality of international relations within the Vietnam conflict, Pierre Asselin lines the key negotiations that led as much as the Paris contract of 1973, which ended America's involvement yet did not carry peace in Vietnam. as the aspects signed the contract lower than duress, he argues, the peace it promised used to be doomed to resolve.
By January of 1973, the continued army stalemate and mounting problems at the family entrance pressured either Washington and Hanoi to finish that signing a obscure and principally unworkable peace contract used to be the main expedient method to in attaining their so much urgent goals. For Washington, these targets integrated the discharge of yankee prisoners, army withdrawal with out formal capitulation, and protection of yank credibility within the chilly struggle. Hanoi, nevertheless, sought to safe the removing of yankee forces, defend the socialist revolution within the North, and enhance the customers for reunification with the South. utilizing newly to be had archival resources from Vietnam, the us, and Canada, Asselin reconstructs the key negotiations, highlighting the inventive roles of Hanoi, the nationwide Liberation entrance, and Saigon in developing the ultimate settlement.
By Muridan Widjojo
Through the interval of the Dutch East India Company's rule of the Spice Islands, Prince Nuku of Tidore often is the neighborhood hero who effectively adverse the VOC's oppressive alternate monopoly on the finish of the eighteenth century. This examine analyzes how he succeeded in regaining independence for the Sultanate of Tidore by means of growing an alliance with the English and his Malukan and Papuan adherents.