Beijing to Barbados in a Rowboat

This is the true story of the first Dane and first Chinese to row across an Ocean, using a rowboat built in China.

Beijing to Barbados in a Rowboat

This is the true story of the first Dane and first Chinese to row across an Ocean, using a rowboat built in China. They did this in 2001, long before China became the economic superpower it is today, when most people, Chinese and Western alike, believed such an off the wall cross-cultural project was doomed to fail. Yet, against overwhelming odds, the pair succeeded, and they also raised scholarships to send two Mainland Chinese students to the United World College of the Atlantic. Havrehed tells a down to earth, moving, and often funny story of the unlikely pairing's unique adventure, which went pre-social media viral in China. This updated edition includes perspectives into China's changing role in the world and the new challenges this brings for international understanding and cross-cultural cooperation.

Progress in Commutative Algebra 2

This is the second of two volumes of a state-of-the-art survey article collection which originates from three commutative algebra sessions at the 2009 Fall Southeastern American Mathematical Society Meeting at Florida Atlantic University.

Progress in Commutative Algebra 2

This is the second of two volumes of a state-of-the-art survey article collection which originates from three commutative algebra sessions at the 2009 Fall Southeastern American Mathematical Society Meeting at Florida Atlantic University. The articles reach into diverse areas of commutative algebra and build a bridge between Noetherian and non-Noetherian commutative algebra. These volumes present current trends in two of the most active areas of commutative algebra: non-noetherian rings (factorization, ideal theory, integrality), and noetherian rings (the local theory, graded situation, and interactions with combinatorics and geometry). This volume contains surveys on aspects of closure operations, finiteness conditions and factorization. Closure operations on ideals and modules are a bridge between noetherian and nonnoetherian commutative algebra. It contains a nice guide to closure operations by Epstein, but also contains an article on test ideals by Schwede and Tucker and one by Enescu which discusses the action of the Frobenius on finite dimensional vector spaces both of which are related to tight closure. Finiteness properties of rings and modules or the lack of them come up in all aspects of commutative algebra. However, in the study of non-noetherian rings it is much easier to find a ring having a finite number of prime ideals. The editors have included papers by Boynton and Sather-Wagstaff and by Watkins that discuss the relationship of rings with finite Krull dimension and their finite extensions. Finiteness properties in commutative group rings are discussed in Glaz and Schwarz's paper. And Olberding's selection presents us with constructions that produce rings whose integral closure in their field of fractions is not finitely generated. The final three papers in this volume investigate factorization in a broad sense. The first paper by Celikbas and Eubanks-Turner discusses the partially ordered set of prime ideals of the projective line over the integers. The editors have also included a paper on zero divisor graphs by Coykendall, Sather-Wagstaff, Sheppardson and Spiroff. The final paper, by Chapman and Krause, concerns non-unique factorization.