Thursday, April 24, 2008

Amsterdam Canals

The famous ring of three Amsterdam canals, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht must be included in the Unecso World Heritage List, according to a decision of the City Council and the Mayor & College of Aldermen.
Already this year UNESCO has proclaimed Amsterdam ‘World Book Capital’. From 23 April 2008 until 22 April 2009.
Consult for an extensive collection of materials on cultural heritage the Bibliography on the Cultural Heritage of Mankind !


The history of piracy goes back in the library collection till 1816. Still the oceans are unsafe, especially the Somali coast is crowded with modern pirates with guns and grenades. As in the old days kidnapping and piracy are lucrative businesses, if a ransom is paid.
Maritime piracy is an international crime, as defined in art. 101 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) of 1982. To read more on this topic, consult our catalogue with keywords Privateering and piracy, Maritime violence [Course et piraterie]