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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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sand is one of the world’s biggest traded commodities

It may come as a surprise that sand is one of the world’s biggest traded commodities by volume (if not value). Of the nearly 59 billion tonnes of material mined every year, 68 to 85 per cent is sand and gravel. The world consumes more than 40 billion tonnes of sand a year – used for construction, l…

—p.83 Sinews of War and Trade: Shipping and Capitalism in the Arabian Peninsula Chapter 2 – Harbour-making (49) by Laleh Khalili
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land reclamation creates value ex nihilo

The effects of land reclamation are not solely ecological. As shorelines shift and maritime cartographies change, so do sea borders, exclusive maritime economic zones, and other topographic features that are transformed into legal and political categories. Land reclamation can bring with it dispute…

—p.82 Chapter 2 – Harbour-making (49) by Laleh Khalili
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liminal

Infilling coastal areas with material dredged from the sea introduces sedimented marine pollution into liminal coastal areas and shorelines.

—p.82 Chapter 2 – Harbour-making (49) by Laleh Khalili
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promontory

A rocky hill stands tall on a promontory jutting out to sea at the southernmost edge of the town; along with two other rocky atolls nearby, it is a recognisable landmark

—p.78 Chapter 2 – Harbour-making (49) by Laleh Khalili
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St Antony’s College of Oxford

[...] Many famous London trading houses had offices in Aden, including Cory Brothers, who by the end of the nineteenth century were the most important coal traders in the London docks. The best-known shipping companies of Aden in the early half of the twentieth century were owned by Antonin Besse a…

—p.71 Chapter 2 – Harbour-making (49) by Laleh Khalili