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By James A. Michener

During this acclaimed vintage novel, James A. Michener sweeps readers off to the Caribbean, bringing to existence the everlasting attract and tumultuous heritage of this glittering string of islands. From the 1310 conquest of the Arawaks via cannibals to the decline of the Mayan empire, from Columbus's arrival to buccaneer Henry Morgan's infamous reign, from the bloody slave riot on Haiti to the increase of Cuba's Fidel Castro, Caribbean packs seven-hundred dramatic years right into a story teeming with revolution and romance, genuine characters and thunderous destinies. via soaking up, wonderful prose, Michener captures the essence of the islands in all in their awe-inspiring scope and wonder.

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"Michener is a master."--Boston Herald

"A grand epic . . . [James A. Michener] sympathizes with the struggles of the region's such a lot oppressed, and succeeds in proposing the Caribbean in its wealthy diversity."--The undeniable Dealer

"Remarkable and praiseworthy . . . completely engaging."--The Washington publish e-book World

"Even American travelers conversant in a number of the serene islands will locate themselves enlightened. . . . In Caribbean, there seems to be a robust charisma of fact in the back of the storytelling."--The ny Times

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They also test their dynamic programming algorithm with a case study based on data related to an Italian region (Lazio). 23 24 3 Economic Issues in Hazmat Transportation A different approach is taken by Bell (2006) who considers the case of a riskaverse planning of routing of hazardous materials and suggests that the way to enhance safety is to opt for sharing shipments among routes. The analytical model is based on the short-path algorithm. 3 Allocation Problem in Hazmat Transport Fewer contributions have been related to the allocation problem in the case of hazmat transport.

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