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Title The Low Countries ; arts and society in Flanders and the Netherlands : [yearbook no.23] : Turning tides / Luc Devoldere, chief editor.
Imprint Rekkem : Ons Erfdeel vzw 2015.

LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  NX553.A1 L84 2015    AVAILABLE  
Series The Low Countries yearbook 2015/23.
Low Countries ; 2015/23.
Subject Arts, Flemish -- Periodicals.
Arts, Dutch -- Periodicals.
Arts and society -- Netherlands.
Arts -- Netherlands.
Netherlands -- Civilization.
Alt Name Devoldere, Luc.
Add Title TLC, the low countries, 2015
Turning tides
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  NX553.A1 L84 2015    AVAILABLE  
Series The Low Countries yearbook 2015/23.
Low Countries ; 2015/23.
Subject Arts, Flemish -- Periodicals.
Arts, Dutch -- Periodicals.
Arts and society -- Netherlands.
Arts -- Netherlands.
Netherlands -- Civilization.
Alt Name Devoldere, Luc.
Add Title TLC, the low countries, 2015
Turning tides
Description 320 p. : ill. (most col.) ; 24 cm.
Summary Everything is water, claimed Thales of Miletus around 600 BC. Some assert that this statement was the beginning of philosophy. Water is life. All life comes from the water. The land is what is left behind by the sea. The Low Countries, and the Netherlands in particular, know all about that. They have been won from the sea. But that victory is never definitive. In this book we take a closer look at water in all its forms, and at that specific sea of ours. You can travel the length of the Belgian coast by tram, from De Panne to Knokke. You can sail from Vlissingen to Texel. We wonder whether the ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp could coordinate their activities, but perhaps, as far as China is concerned, Zeebruges, Ghent-Terneuzen and Vlissingen are just hubs of one and the same megaport offering access to Europe. There is a portfolio of pictures, too, showing what people do on the wide sandy beaches of the Low Countries in their summer hours of idleness. The great pirates of the past are also honoured. Today, Somali pirates raise the problem of the law (lessness) of the sea. Today we still need an international law of the sea, especially where pollution and overfishing are concerned. With regard to the latter, however, what food can we still obtain from our North Sea? And finally, there's no sea without seascapes and poems, of course, a flood of words to conjure up the roar of the surf, the eternal lapping of the waves. And the tides? They keep on turning.
ISBN 9789079705191
9079705195
OCLC # 906678495