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Buy of this e-book comprises loose trial entry to the place you could learn greater than 1000000 books at no cost. Excerpt from booklet: part 3CHAPTER II. clarification OF THE SEAS, RIVERS, MOUNTAINS, AND VALLEYS OF PALESTINE. Palestine has 3 lakes* or seas :—1, the lifeless Sea, or Lake Asphaltites; 2, the ocean of Genezereth, or Lake of Tiberias; and three, the ocean of Merom, or Lake Semechonitis. Dud o' Or nSon D' (Gen. xiv. 8.) The Salt or lifeless Sea (Lake Asphaltites) is termed within the Arabic language Bachr Lot (Lot's Sea), and is 70 Englishmiles in size, and from 15 to twenty in breadth.* in the direction of the south, even though, it truly is slender and shoal, and approximately four miles huge, and from three to four ft extensive. This sea is enclosed at the east and west by means of excessive mountains and rocks; yet in the direction of the southeast there's an in depth, reasonable and fruitful undeniable, numerous miles in measurement. it's real that the water of this sea is apparent and natural; but it is extra impregnated with salty topic than all different sea-waters, and is withal very sour, a little sulphurousin odor, and so acrid that not anyone can retain it in his mouth. whilst I made the try to take a bit of it in my mouth, the pointy, sour, and sulphurous flavor remained perceptible greater than part an hour. Salt thrown during this water is still undissolved. a hundred components of this water include forty two elements of salts, 24 elements sour, salty, and bitter calcareous earth, and seven elements salty natron. the burden of this water, in comparison to natural distilled water, is as 1211 to a thousand. To institute numerous comparative experiments, I hired water from the lifeless Sea, a few taken from the Mediterranean at Jaffa, and the standard cistern (rain) water; and, on weighing them, i discovered that the 1st in comparison to the second one as nine to eight, and to the latter as nine to 7. i've got, despite the fact that, to comment the following, that I made those experiments within the month of April, at which era the lifeless Sea had, because of persevered rains, taken up many streams, via which...

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Of total horticultural exports, cut flowers (roses, statice - a bouquet filler - and carnations) comprised 42 per cent by weight, green beans 18 per cent, avocado 12 per cent, and the remaining crops each less than seven per cent. Of the fresh horticultural produce, 93 per cent left Kenya by air through Nairobi airport, the remainder passing through the port of Mombassa using refrigerated containers. Horticultural produce has been sent to the UK (30 per cent), the Netherlands (29 per cent), France (16 per cent) and Germany (10 per cent).

The nation-state: agro-food systems and the new politics of capital. Capital and Class 43, 83-105. , Workman, M. and Bradley, A. 1996: Family farmers, real regulation and the experience of food regimes. Journal of Rural Studies 12, 245-58. Noel, A. 1987: Accumulation, regulation and social change: an essay on French political economy. International Organization 41, 303-33. Peet, R. 1969: The spatial expansion of commercial agriculture in the 19th century: a von Thunen interpretation. Economic Geography 45, 283-301.

The durable food complex increased in step with the rising proportion of processed and manufactured ingredients in the diets of consumers in northern countries; indeed the mass consumption and mass production of standardised products underpinned the complex in the 1950s and 1960s. Under agri-industrialization, farm producers were faced by increasingly oligopolistic relations with corporate buyers rather than local markets. These economic developments in food production and consumption were interrelated with global political developments, particularly the extension of the state system to former colonies (decolonization) and the organization of the world economy under US geopolitical hegemony.

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