The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN:1785657674

Total Pages:320

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The official prequel novelization bridging the gap between Pacific Rim and the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising It's been ten years since humanity's war with the monstrous Kaiju ended and the Breach at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean was sealed. The Pan Pacific Defense Corps remains vigilant in anticipation of the Kaiju's return, expanding and advancing their fleet of massive mechs known as Jaegers and accepting the best and the brightest candidates into the Jaeger Academy Training Program to forge the next generation of heroes. Training is competitive and positions are few. Ou-Yang Jinhai and Viktoriya Malikova grew up in the ashes of the Kaiju War and followed different paths to join the latest batch of cadets at the Moyulan Shatterdome, the most prestigious PPDC training location in the world. Yet not long after their arrival, tragedy strikes as a deadly act of sabotage casts suspicion on the new cadets. Together they must work to clear their name and discover the truth as dark forces conspire against them and new threats surface from both sides of the Breach...

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Pacific Rim Uprising - Official Movie Novelization

Author:Alex Irvine

Publisher:Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN:1785657690

Total Pages:304

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The official novelization to the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising movie, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro's critically acclaimed Pacific Rim It has been ten years since The Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns.

Pacific Rim Uprising: The Junior Novel

Author:Becky Matheson

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1683835069

Total Pages:152

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Relive all of your favorite moments from Pacific Rim Uprising in this junior novel! Directed by Steven S. DeKnight, (Angel, Smallville, Daredevil), Pacific Rim Uprising stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the Furious), and newcomer Cailee Spaeny. Jake Pentecost is a rebellious former Jaeger pilot who abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. Ten years ago, his legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory over the monstrous Kaiju. When an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to bring the world to its knees, Jake’s estranged sister Mako Mori gives him one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy. She is leading a brave new generation of pilots who have grown up in the shadow of war, including gifted rival pilot Lambert and fifteen-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara. As Jake joins the heroes of the Pan Pacific Defense Corps in battle, they become the only family he has left. Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they unite in a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale. Based on the epic movie premiering March 23, 2018, Pacific Rim Uprising: The Junior Novel retells the exciting story of the new heroes of the PPDC and features eight pages of full-color photos from the film.

The Pacific Basin

Author:Shane J. Barter,Michael Weiner

Publisher:Taylor & Francis

ISBN:1134987021

Total Pages:222

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The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a new textbook which provides an interdisciplinary and comparative overview of the emerging Pacific world. Interest in the Pacific Basin has increased markedly in recent years, driven largely by the rise of China as a global rival to the United States and Asian development more generally. Growth in eastern Asia, as well as in the western Americas, has led the Pacific Basin to evolve as a dynamic economic zone. To make sense of this transformation, the book: Defines the Pacific Basin, locates it in academic research, and explains its importance. Addressees the historical origins and evolution of the Pacific Basin and its sub-regions. Introduces students to the historical and contemporary relationships, continuities and differences that characterize the region. Incorporates analyses of colonialism and imperialism, migration and settlement, economic development and trade, international relations, war and memory, environmental policy, urbanization, mental and public health, gender, film, and literature. Connects the diverse peoples of this vast area, explores their common challenges and the diverse responses to these challenges, and provides a window into the lived humanity of the Pacific Basin. The Pacific Basin: An Introduction is a key textbook for undergraduate courses on the Pacific Basin, the Pacific Rim, International Studies, Geography, World History, and Globalization.

Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim

Author:Takatoshi Ito,Andrew K. Rose

Publisher:University of Chicago Press

ISBN:0226386864

Total Pages:408

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The reform in Asian financial sectors—especially in banking and stock markets—has been remarkable since the currency crisis of 1997–98. East Asia is now a major player in international finance, providing serious competition to the more traditional financial centers of London and New York. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim provides a rich collection of theoretical and empirical analyses of the growing capital markets in the region. Bringing together authors from various East Asian and Pacific nations, this volume examines the institutional factors influencing financial innovation, the consequences of financial development, widespread consolidation occurring through mergers and acquisitions, and the implementation of policy reform. Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim offers the comparative analysis necessary to answer broad questions about economic development and the future of Asia.

Cities in the Pacific Rim

Author:James Berry,Stanley McGreal

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1135805644

Total Pages:400

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The cities of the Pacific Rim are in one of the most dynamic spheres of the global economy. In the twenty first century the focus of global affairs is destined to shift from the West to the East. These cities offer a wide range of different responses to the demands that rapid growth puts on planning and infrastructure : from the laxity that has lead to the urban sprawl of Bangkok to the regulation that is characteristic of Singapore. This book considers the interactive relationships between the operation of the planning system and the role and performance of property development and real estate markets in 14 Pacific Rim cities drawn from both the Eastern and Western perspective. The dynamic underlying these relationships considers the interplay between administrative structures, legislative controls and policy issues examining the role of actors and agencies in the property development and investment process.

Elderly Chinese in Pacific Rim Countires

Author:Iris Chi,Neena L. Chappell,James Lubben

Publisher:Hong Kong University Press

ISBN:9789622095328

Total Pages:280

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With longer life expectancy, most countries are now experiencing rapid ageing among their populations. Ethnic Chinese populations are no exception to these demographic transformations. During the twentieth century, there has been a wide dispersion of Chinese people throughout the world, as well as dramatic socio-political changes within China. These unique factors have strained traditional filial norms and necessitated a re-examination of intergenerational relationships and the roles of elderly Chinese people. This book investigates the varied adaptations of social support systems and social integration among ageing Chinese populations within a diverse set of countries in the Pacific Rim region. The book is a collection of scholarly papers addressing such topics as community care, family support, one-child families and social isolation. Each paper illustrates the importance of social support networks and social integration to the quality of life for elderly Chinese persons living in dissimilar circumstances.

Thunder in the Morning Calm

Author:Don Brown

Publisher:Zondervan

ISBN:0310410436

Total Pages:336

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Lieutenant Commander “Gunner” McCormick is assigned as an intelligence officer to Carrier Strike Force 10, being deployed to the Yellow Sea at the invitation of South Korea for joint exercises with the US Navy. During his pre-deployment briefing, he discovers a TOP-SECRET MEMO revealing rumors that the North Koreans may still be holding a handful of elderly Americans from the Korean War in secret prison camps. As it happens, Gunner’s grandfather, who was a young marine officer in the Korean War, disappeared at Chosin Reservoir over 60 years ago and is still listed as MIA in North Korea. Sworn to silence about what he has read, the top-secret memo eats at him. Gunner decides to spend all his inheritance and break every military regulation in the book to finance his own three-man commando squad on a suicide mission north of the DMZ to search for clues about the fate of his grandfather. Risking his career, his fortune, and his life, Gunner will get his answers, or he will die trying. Don Brown is building a loyal fan base by writing what he knows best: thrillers with heart. A former Navy JAG officer and action officer in the Pentagon, Brown pens action-packed plots and finely-drawn characters that are credible and compelling. Thunder in the Morning Calm is a novel of bravery, duty, and family love that will keep readers of all ages reading straight through to the last page.

Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics

Author:Peter J. Rimmer

Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN:1783478667

Total Pages:552

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Encompassing China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, extending to Australasia and connecting with South Asia, the Asian-Pacific Rim forms the world�s most dynamic economic region. Comprehending the region�s logistical structure and its institutio

The Emerging Technological Trajectory of the Pacific Rim

Author:Denis Fred Simon

Publisher:M.E. Sharpe

ISBN:9781563241970

Total Pages:409

Viewed:1951

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Analyzes the changes engendered in the global political economy by the rise of the Pacific Rim economies. Topics include technology and industrial development in the region, technology transfer patterns in Pacific Asia, an analytic framework for measuring technological development, and technology strategies in countries including Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Japan. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Education and Change in the Pacific Rim

Author:Keith Sullivan

Publisher:Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN:1873927339

Total Pages:270

Viewed:798

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The chapters in this book provide a diverse set of topics, perspectives and formulations about educational issues in a group of important Pacific Rim countries. Each contributor explores an area of national educational importance for their particular country, taking care to locate themselves within their own national context and then to look outwards to consider the educational relevance of the Pacific Rim and, more generally, globalisation.

Cities in the Pacific Rim

Author:James Berry,Stanley McGreal

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1135805644

Total Pages:400

Viewed:500

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The cities of the Pacific Rim are in one of the most dynamic spheres of the global economy. In the twenty first century the focus of global affairs is destined to shift from the West to the East. These cities offer a wide range of different responses to the demands that rapid growth puts on planning and infrastructure : from the laxity that has lead to the urban sprawl of Bangkok to the regulation that is characteristic of Singapore. This book considers the interactive relationships between the operation of the planning system and the role and performance of property development and real estate markets in 14 Pacific Rim cities drawn from both the Eastern and Western perspective. The dynamic underlying these relationships considers the interplay between administrative structures, legislative controls and policy issues examining the role of actors and agencies in the property development and investment process.

The Political Economy of New Regionalisms in the Pacific Rim

Author:José Briceño-Ruiz,Philippe De Lombaerde

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:0429954654

Total Pages:272

Viewed:1895

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Combining an analysis of regionalism from a systemic view with a domestic political-economy analysis, this book sheds light on the new dynamics and emerging configurations of regionalisms and interregionalisms in the post-Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Donald Trump’s presidency has transformed trans-Pacific economic and political relations, contrasting sharply with President Obama’s ‘pivot to Asia’ strategy. Unilateralism and bilateralism have returned to the center stage, at the cost of regionalism, interregionalism, and multilateralism. Understanding these new dynamics requires closer examination of the underlying domestic political economies. Examining ten country case studies of multi-actor agency at the national level, expert contributors argue that trans-Pacific relations should not only be explained in terms of the behavior of the major powers, but that medium powers, and even small countries, can exert influence and occupy strategic nodes and contribute to shaping a new international relations network. Their findings will be of interest to scholars of international relations, international political economy, regionalism, and international economics.

Studies in the Economic History of the Pacific Rim

Author:Dennis O. Flynn,A.J.H. Latham,Sally M. Miller

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1134753446

Total Pages:272

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Trade across the Pacific will be one of the dominant forces in the economy of the next century. This collection reflects the birth of Pacific Rim history, until recently largely neglected. It addresses the development of the Pacific Rim over four centuries, combining broad historical syntheses with a range of essays on specific topics, from trade with Hong Kong to British overseas banking. It will form a major contribution to this rapidly expanding new field.

Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization

Author:Alex Irvine

Publisher:Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN:178116679X

Total Pages:352

Viewed:419

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The official novelization of the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Pacific Rim from visionary director Guillermo del Toro! When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse. "I wanted to make not a war movie, but an adventure movie, with a huge, romantic sense of adventure, a sense of grandeur, and operatic battles..." - Guillermo Del Toro

Landscapes and Communities on the Pacific Rim: From Asia to the Pacific Northwest

Author:Karen K. Gaul,Jackie Hiltz

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1315500965

Total Pages:288

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These essays offer a cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary study of the ways in which communities of people understand and inhabit their environments. They examine and compare human/environmental interactions in communities across the Pacific Northwest, the Pacific Rim, and Asia.

Networks, Markets, and the Pacific Rim

Author:W. Mark Fruin

Publisher:Oxford University Press

ISBN:9780195353624

Total Pages:336

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Despite the negative press Asian economies have received in connection with the recent financial crisis, their record of spectacular growth over the past few decades remains irrefutable. In an effort to provide a rich, textured analysis of these economies, editor W. Mark Fruin presents a collection of essays that explores the wide range of network organizations that have been established in the Pacific Rim. Conventional studies of economic organization have tended to center on markets and hierarchies, the two forms of organization most common in the West. But today the world moves too quickly and too unpredictably for the idealized organizations of microeconomic theory to keep up. It is no accident that the region that has generated the world's most explosive economic growth is also the region where network organizations--sets of independent actors who cooperate frequently for mutual advantage--are most pervasive. Rapid economic, social, and technical changes favor the formation of network organizations, and vice versa. The contributors to this volume identify and elucidate four basic types of networks: naturally occurring networks, market replacing networks, hierarchy replacing networks, and market enhancing networks. They show how all of these have been shaped by the history, government, legal system, and culture of each country under consideration. These network organizations allow the authors to compare and contrast network forms in China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States according to features such as degrees of formalization, rule definition, and market conformance. The works collected here make an important contribution to a networks-markets- hierarchies framework that recognizes and emphasizes the diversity of organizational forms and behaviors. A unique resource for scholars and professionals in the fields of management and economics, this book enables a complex analysis of one of the world's fastest growing and most theoretically challenging regions.

International Trade Policy and the Pacific Rim

Author:Alan Woolan d

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1349145432

Total Pages:416

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International trade and investment have flourished globally but nowhere so spectacularly as in the Asia-Pacific region. This volume brings together some of the most eminent economists in the field to analyse this vital region from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. The volume focuses especially on trade policy and welfare, game theory analysis of trade policy and the linkages between trade policy and endogenous growth.