Cruising the Gulags

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S/V SABRA, 1997 - Rivers - 189 pages
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Page 172 - ... and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven; and the evening and morning were the second day. God also said: Let the waters that are under the heaven be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.
Page 171 - Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean.... Indian Ocean Arctic Ocean South China Sea... Caribbean Sea .... Mediterranean Sea. Bering Sea Gulf of Mexico.... Sea of Okhotsk. . . . Sea of Japan 64.186,300 33,420,000 28,350,500 3,662,200 1.118.500 971,400 969,100 873,000 382,100 537,500 391,100 Sq.
Page 128 - EU rather than German, which was the other possibility. As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty's Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phase-in plan for what will be known as "EuroEnglish". In the first year, "s
Page 128 - s" will replace the soft "c". Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of the "k". This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have one less letter. There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome "ph" will be replased with the "f ". This will make words like "fotograf
Page 167 - An underwater ocean ridge, the LOMONOSOV RIDGE, divides the Arctic Ocean into two basins: the Eurasian, or Nansen, Basin, which is between 4,000 and 4,500 m (13,000 and 15,000 ft) deep, and the North American, or Hyperborean, Basin, which is about 4,000 m deep. The topography of the ocean bottom is marked by fault-block ridges, plains of the ABYSSAL ZONE, ocean deeps, and basins.
Page 89 - Recognizing that it is in the common interest to achieve the optimum level of whale stocks as rapidly as possible without causing widespread economic and nutritional distress...
Page 129 - Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the silent "e" in the By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing "th" with "z" and "w
Page 129 - ... f". This will make words like "fotograf" 20 per sent shorter. In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling.
Page 167 - ZONE, ocean deeps, and basins. The greatest inflow of water comes from the Atlantic via the Norwegian Current, which then flows along the Eurasian coast. Water also enters from the Pacific via the Bering Strait The East Greenland Current carries the major outflow. Temperature and salinity vary seasonally as the ice cover melts and freezes. Ice covers most of the ocean surface yearround, causing subfreezing temperatures much of the time. The Arctic is a major source of very cold air that inevitably...
Page 168 - F) in January. In the Middle Ages the Baltic Sea was the center of trade between ports of the HANSEATIC LEAGUE dealing in fish — particularly herring — timber, grains, furs, and amber. In the 17th century Sweden dominated the area, and from the late 17th century, Russia. Its importance declined when modern ships became too large to pass through the Kattegat, its shallow entrance between Denmark and Sweden. The Kiel Canal crosses the base of the Danish peninsula, shortening distances to southern...

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