Monsoon


Author: Robert D. Kaplan
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145960542X
Category:
Page: 652
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For much of the twentieth century, Europe dominated global attention. Two world wars were won and lost on its battle fields, and the great ideological struggles of the Cold War were played out in its cities. The Atlantic Ocean was the locus of international power. This is no longer the case, as bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan deftly proves in Monsoon. He shows how the rise of India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma and Oman, among others, represents a crucial shift in the global balance of power. It is in 'Monsoon Asia' that the fight for democracy, energy independence and religious freedom will be lost or won. It is here that European interests are being replaced by Chinese and Indian influences, and where the often tense dialogue is taking place between Islam and the West. It is towards this region that global powers need to shift their focus if they are to remain dominant in the new century.

Monsoon


Author: Uma Krishnaswami
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1466896701
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Children play, birds call, and grownups go about their business during the hot days of summer in northern India. But in the bustle of street and marketplace, everyone is watching, waiting for those magical clouds to bring their gift of rain to the land. Through the observations of one young girl, the scents and sounds, the dazzling colors and the breathless anticipation of a parched cityscape are vividly evoked during the final days before the welcome arrival of the monsoon.

Best of Asian Erotica


Author: Stephen Leather,John Burdett,Meihan Booey,Jonathan Lim,Yusuf Martin,Alison Lester,Hari Kumar,O Thiam Chin,Erich R. Sysak
Publisher: Monsoon Books
ISBN: 9814358150
Category: Fiction
Page: 183
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The fifteen seductive sex stories in this steamy first volume of literary erotica from Asia are certain to entertain and arouse. Absolutely nothing is out of bounds, offering readers a glimpse into the erotic lives of Asia’s inhabitants. Bestselling authors Stephen Leather and John Burdett are joined in this alluring collection of short stories by Meihan Booey and Rachel Loh from Singapore, Annabel Pagunsan from the Philippines, Lee Ee Leen from Malaysia and by other erotica writers based in the exotic East. The stories in Volume 1 of “Best of Asian Erotica” explore erotica from a variety of angles, but they all celebrate the sensual in the sure voice of first-rate writing. “Best of Asian Erotica” is Asia’s sexiest short-story series and is a welcome and rich addition to the growing list of erotic literature in this most erotic corner of the world. Contents: A Dummy’s Guide to Losing Your Virginity by Meihan Booey; And Then She Came by Jonathan Lim; Awakening by Yusuf Martin; Naked Screw by Alison Lester; Body Drafts by Rachel Loh; Eduardo’s Honeymoon by Annabel Pagunsan; Night at Passion Touch by Hari Kumar; Banging Bill’s Wife by Stephen Leather; Expeditions in the Twilight Zone by Emilio; Two Men and a Plan by O Thiam Chin; Less Than a Day by John Burdett; Mad For It by Erich R. Sysak; Self-Portrait With Three Monkeys by Chris Mooney-Singh; and A Perfect Exit by Aaron Ang. (All the stories in this book have previously been published in print in “Best of Southeast Asian Erotica” or “Best of Singapore Erotica”.)

Monsoon

The Courtney
Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Fiction Ltd.
ISBN: 1785765833
Category: Fiction
Page: 628
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The sun went down behind the storm clouds, and stained them with its blood, then the rain fell upon the ship in torrents. Solid sheets of water hammered the wooden decks so hard that the din drowned the men's voices and blotted out their vision. They leave as brothers. They must return as men. Famed sailor Hal Courtney is now a man of land and family. But when the King orders him to sail to Madagascar and stop the pirates responsible for looting the finest trading ships of the East India Trading Company and bringing ruin to them all, Hal must travel with his three younger sons on a journey that will shape the young men forever. In this swashbuckling adventure of marauders and slave-traders, love and treasure, the brothers will face duels, chases, betrayals and battles - and see their fates cast in ways they could never have imagined... A Courtney Series adventure - Book Two in the Birds of Prey trilogy

Monsoon: A Courtney Novel 10


Author: Wilbur Smith
Publisher: Pan
ISBN: 1743035942
Category: Fiction
Page: 680
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It is the dawn of the eighteenth century. At the farthest edges of the known world, the mighty East India Trading Company suffers catastrophic losses from pirates of the high seas. After four years away from service, master mariner Sir Hal Courtney prepares for his latest and most dangerous voyage -- a death or glory mission in the name of the Empire and the Crown. Monsoon is Wilbur Smith's extraordinary new Courtney novel: a story of anger and passion, of peace and war. Action, romance and adventure shape a family's destiny as they contest a prize beyond any of their wildest dreams... 'Let yourself be blown away by the hurricane of storytelling that is Monsoon... a fantastic reading experience.' Sunday Times 'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared.' The Times

Monsoon


Author: Steve McCurry
Publisher: Gardners Books
ISBN: 9780500278505
Category: Photography
Page: 84
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Photojournalistic essay on the monsoon season of the Eastern hemisphere

Gorilla Monsoon


Author: Ross Davies
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823934348
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Presents the life and career of the professional wrestler known as "Gorilla Monsoon," Robert James Marella.

Monsoon


Author: Di Morrissey
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459623061
Category: Interracial friendship
Page: 544
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Monsoon is a journey into the hearts and memories of those caught in a certain time in a particular place. Sandy Donaldson has been working for a volunteer organisation in Vietnam for the past four years. As her contract nears its end, she is reluctant to leave so she invites her oldest friend, Anna, to come for a holiday and discover Vietnam's beautiful tourist destinations. Both girls have unexplored links to the country. Sandy's father is a Vietnam vet and Anna's mother was a Vietnamese boat person. During their travels, they meet Tom, an old Australian journalist who covered the war and plans to report on the 40th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. It is Tom who tries to persuade Sandy's father to return to Long Tan and settle the ghosts that have haunted him for 40 years, and it is Tom who suggests that Anna should delve into her mother's past. But the girls are reluctant, swept up in their own concerns, relationships, and a business deal that has the potential to go horribly wrong. However, it is the near-blind Buddhist nun living alone in the pagoda atop one of the karsts in Halong Bay who might hold the key.

Swimming in the Monsoon Sea


Author: Shyam Selvadurai
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1551997207
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 280
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Nominated for the Governor General's Literary Awards 2005, (Children's Literature, Text) The setting is Sri Lanka, 1980, and it is the season of monsoons. Fourteen-year-old Amrith is caught up in the life of the cheerful, well-to-do household in which he is being raised by his vibrant Auntie Bundle and kindly Uncle Lucky. He tries not to think of his life “before,” when his doting mother was still alive. Amrith’s holiday plans seem unpromising: he wants to appear in his school’s production of Othello and he is learning to type at Uncle Lucky’s tropical fish business. Then, like an unexpected monsoon, his cousin arrives from Canada and Amrith’s ordered life is storm-tossed. He finds himself falling in love with the Canadian boy. Othello, with its powerful theme of disastrous jealousy, is the backdrop to the drama in which Amrith finds himself immersed. Shyam Selvadurai’s brilliant novels, Funny Boy and Cinnamon Gardens, have garnered him international acclaim. In this, his first young adult novel, he explores first love with clarity, humor, and compassion.

Ravi the Rickshaw

The Monsoon
Author: Guy Sinclair
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1622128788
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 18
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This is the story of how a loveable young auto rickshaw named Ravi learns about the monsoons of India, from his very first customer to his meeting of Sri the truck.Ravi leaves the factory for the first time with all the other rickshaws as they go off in different directions, discovering and experiencing the sights and sounds of their native country.This book was created with the intention to teach children about India and its culture, which is not always portrayed in the media. This is an ideal book for any children between the ages of 4-10 as it can be read by children or to them as a unique bedtime story.Experience and enjoy Ravi’s adventures as he learns his way around incredible India!

Waiting for the Monsoon


Author: Threes Anna
Publisher: House of Anansi
ISBN: 1770890475
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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India, 1995. Charlotte Bridgwater lives with her father, a former British general, and just one loyal servant in a stately old mansion in the town of Rampur. Money is scarce and the once grand estate is crumbling. In a desperate bid to generate income, Charlotte rents a room to Madan, an Indian tailor with an astonishing talent for making beautiful garments. Madan is unable to communicate verbally, but the two have an immediate and electrifying connection. And, as the extreme heat before the impending monsoon paralyzes the residents of Rampur, the details of their lives unfold: Charlotte's unhappy childhood and the early death of her husband, Madan's poverty-stricken life on the streets, and how and when their paths have crossed before. Told in rich, rhapsodic prose, spanning decades and across continents, Waiting for the Monsoon is an unforgettable tale of love, loss, and the unwavering bond between two people.

The Asian Monsoon


Author: Bin Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540406105
Category: Nature
Page: 787
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Satellite observations and computing technology have advanced our understanding of the monsoon climate enormously in the last two decades. The author provides an update of the knowledge gained over this period, presenting the modern morphology and the physical principles of monsoon climate variation on all time scales ranging from intraseasonal to tectonic time scales. He brings new ideas that can be expected to markedly improve the prediction of monsoon climate, and includes contributions by experts who expand our understanding of the monsoon environment by their study of paleoclimate records, who present evidence of human influences on monsoon climate, and who describe the links of the monsoon to the economy and to human health. This is a comprehensive interdisciplinary text book summarizing new knowledge of Asian monsoon climate variability, dynamics, modeling, and prediction from intraseasonal to geological time scales, and human influence and its links to environmetal/economic issues.

Monsoon Summer

A Novel
Author: Julia Gregson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476725306
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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By the award-winning author of East of the Sun, “a powerful and memorable novel” (Publishers Weekly) about the forbidden love between a young Indian doctor and an English midwife. Oxfordshire, 1947. Kit Smallwood, hiding a painful secret and exhausted from nursing soldiers during the Second World War, escapes to Wickam Farm where her friend is setting up a charity sending midwives to the Moonstone Home in South India. Then Kit meets Anto, an Indian doctor finishing his medical training at Oxford. But Kit’s light-skinned mother is in fact Anglo-Indian with secrets of her own, and Anto is everything she does not want for her daughter. Despite the threat of estrangement, Kit is excited for the future, hungry for adventure, and deeply in love. She and Anto secretly marry and set off for South India—where Kit plans to run the maternity hospital she’s helped from afar. But Kit’s life in India does not turn out as she imagined. Anto’s large, traditional family wanted him to marry an Indian bride and find it hard to accept Kit. As their relationship begins to fray, Kit’s job becomes fraught with tension as they both face a newly independent India, where riots have left millions dead and there is deep-rooted suspicion of the English. In a rapidly changing world, Kit’s naiveté is to land her in a frightening and dangerous situation... Based on true accounts of European midwives in India, Monsoon Summer is a powerful story of secrets, the nature of home, the comforts and frustrations of family, and how far we’ll go to be with those we love.

Gorilla Monsoon


Author: John Long
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 9780934641036
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 177
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From Borneo and Yosemite, Baffin Island and Venezuela, John Long has experienced a world of adventure travel unusual for its intensity. Wild and fresh, these adventure stories are written in a style as powerful, decisive and engaging as the legendary author himself.

Monsoon


Author: Rodney Jonklaas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sri Lanka
Page: 108
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Droughts in Asian Monsoon Region


Author: Rajib Shaw,Huy Nguyen
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 0857248642
Category: Nature
Page: 206
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The Asian monsoon region is one of these areas where consecutive years of droughts are causing severe problems for the lives and livelihoods of the communities. This book outlines the characteristics and challenges of the Asian monsoon drought and highlights innovative solutions and approaches undertaken in different parts of the region.

East Asian Monsoon


Author: Chih-Pei Chang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812701411
Category: Nature
Page: 564
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The East Asian summer monsoon has complex space and time structures that are distinct from the South Asian summer monsoon. It covers both subtropics and midlatitudes and its rainfall tends to be concentrated in rain belts that stretch for many thousands of kilometers and affect China, Japan, Korea, and the surrounding areas. The circulation of the East Asian winter monsoon encompasses a large meridional domain with cold air outbreaks emanating from the Siberian high and penetrates deeply into the equatorial Maritime Continent region, where the center of maximum rainfall has long been recognized as a major planetary scale heat source that provides a significant amount of energy which drives the global circulation during boreal winter. The East Asian summer monsoon is also closely linked with the West Pacific summer monsoon. Both are part of the global climate system and are affected by El Nino?Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and surface temperature variations in the western Pacific and surrounding oceans, the tropospheric biennial oscillation, and the South Asian summer monsoon. In addition, typhoons in the western North Pacific are most active during the East Asian summer monsoon. They may be considered as a component of the East Asian summer monsoon as they contribute substantial amounts of rainfall and have major impacts on the region. Because of its impacts on nearly one-third of the worldOCOs population and on the global climate system (including effects on the climate change), the study of the East Asian monsoon has received increased attention both in East Asian countries and in the United States. This book presents reviews of recent research on the subject."