Including a Side Trip to the Source of the Paraguay River in the State of Matto Grosso, Brazil, and a Journey Across the Andes to the Rio Tambo in Peru (Classic Reprint)
Author: Henry Stephens
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from Journeys and Experiences in Argentina, Paraguay, and Chile: Including a Side Trip to the Source of the Paraguay River in the State of Matto Grosso, Brazil, and a Journey Across the Andes to the Rio Tambo in Peru About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
with the Wine Country, Uruguay & Chilean Patagonia
Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. From the scenic Mendoza wineries in the foothills of the Andes, to the cultural riches of Buenos Aires, to the gorgeous glacial terrain of Patagonia, Argentina offers experiences for all types of travelers. Whether they plan to marvel at the spectacular waterfalls of Iguazu Falls or dance the tango in a swanky nightclub, Fodor's Argentina helps travelers take in the most memorable sights and experiences of this culturally and geographically rich country. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Side Trips into Uruguay with Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento, Punta del Este · Coverage of Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, The Northwest, Mendoza and the Wine Regions, The Lake District, and Patagonia Planning to focus on Buenos Aires? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Buenos Aires.
This revised edition includes increased coverage of Buenos Aires, information on national parks, background on politics and culture, accommodation options for a range of budgets and a new section on outdoor activities in Patagonia. It also features coverage of the Falkland Islands.
A long past, an uncertain present, Chip looks into the sunset to another tomorrow... Sunset Tomorrowis a gripping story of a young man's search for his memory and more as he awakens from an accident with nothing but an engraved gold coin in his hand. After the accident a doctor takes him into his own loving family where his beautiful daughter Shaleen names the young man "Chip" after the name on the coin. But the jealousy of Shaleen’s brother forces Chip to move on with nothing but a shared memory of a sunset, and the knowledge that there is always a new tomorrow. In a new town, he begins once again where new temptations combine to control him. Though outside forces join together to form a wall of despair to hold him prisoner, there is a spark of light inside him that only he can, but won't, put out. It is an ember inherited from the loving spiritual parents of his soul. Through the darkness that surrounds him, he clings to that small spot of light, kindles it into power that gives him the courage of determination. As he sees tomorrow in the sunset, he sees an inner of his own that will never set; for hope, like tomorrow, will always come.
Over and over, studies have concluded that the doctoral experience is a monumental challenge in higher education, particularly for women. This book, Women Scholars: Navigating the Doctoral Journey, provides an enlightening ethnographic look at women and their doctoral developmental experiences. The book's aim is to empower women to be able to contextualize their experience while also offering support and inspiring readers to consider alternative ways to successfully approach the doctoral process. Women anticipating and entering the life of academia will benefit from the voices and experiences shared by the women scholars in this book. The essay writers in this volume offer an examination of critical incidents in their doctoral experiences and offer strategies they have found helpful in managing those incidents. The book also addresses challenges presented by the transition from doctoral study to post-doc employment. The volume presents 46 essays from 40 women representing a range of ages, ethnicities, academic disciplines, sexual orientations, family circumstances, and family educational histories. Their stories are told in five stages: Stage 1: Preadmission to Enrollment Stage 2: First Year of Program Stage 3: Second Year Through Candidacy Stage 4: The Dissertation Stage Stage 5: Completion and Transition to Employment These are stories of empowerment, of pitfalls and barriers overcome, of successful negotiations of the graduate school process, of the joys and challenges of scholarly pursuits, of positive help-seeking behaviors and strategies, and of life after the dissertation is completed. Potential applicants for doctoral studies will walk away with a sense that graduate education is possible and that one can be successful. Higher educators in doctoral programs, as well, will acquire a deeper understanding and appreciation for the idiosyncratic challenges facing their female students and, one hopes, develop policies and/or strategies and behaviors that empower and encourage these students' completion of their doctoral studies.
Asylum-seeking journeys are powerful life-changing events that profoundly influence the well-being of people who move across international borders to seek protection in a foreign country. Following the outbreak of the European refugee crisis, increased attention to the topic of asylum-seeking journeys has been observed in the West. However, the journeys to asylum in Asia are largely neglected in academic analyses, despite Asia becoming the most essential region for asylum, receiving refugees from both within and outside of the continent. Hong Kong and Bangkok are the specific geographical focus of this book, as these cities represent the two primary first asylum ports in Asia. This book treats asylum-seeking journeys as a transnational space for investigating the actual asylum-seeking process from homelands to either Hong Kong or Bangkok. Today, refugees undertake multiple, long, and life-threatening journeys before arriving in receiving societies; from the moment of arrival in Hong Kong or Bangkok, they face a wide array of challenges. While many refugees wait several years for resettlement in the West, they become trapped in Asia and are haunted by terrifying memories of loss while being seduced by a longing for resettlement. What experiences do refugees encounter on such journeys? How do they escape from their homelands? How do they make sense of their refugee experiences in limbo? What plans do they have for the future? This ethnographic account of how refugees navigate and negotiate their journeys to asylum highlights the social, political, economic, and psychological processes involved in "becoming" and "being" a refugee. This encompasses not only the physical movement of refugees, but also their embodiments and emotional encounters. This book offers a micro-level analysis of asylum-seeking journeys--from the aspiration to flee, to migration preparation, to border crossing, to home-making in prolonged displacement--all of these stages reveal how these journeys create ever-evolving realities with new constellations of options and constraints. By focusing on refugees' understanding, perception of, and interaction with the people, environments, and situations around them, this book illustrates how refugee life plans are shaped and reshaped by the embodied experience of their journeys, and how their ideas of home have changed over time. This book will appeal to scholars and students in the fields of migration and refugee studies, diaspora studies, globalisation, and Asian studies. It may also be of interest to policymakers and humanitarian workers involved in providing services and assistance to the global refugee population.
The idea of 'flirting' with space is central to this book. Space is conceptualised as being in constant flux as we make our way through various contexts in our daily lives, and is considered in relation to encounters with complexities and flows of material culture. This book focuses on journeys, which are perceived as dynamic processes of contemporary life and its spaces, and how creativity happens in the inter-relations of space and journeys encourage creativity. Unravelled through a range of empirical case studies of journeys through and encountered with space, this book builds new critical syntheses of the intertwining of space and life. Based on investigations undertaken by the author over the past 20 years, it explores the mundane and the exotic, the 'lay' and the 'artistic', combining and inter-relating them in a diversity of time and expression, fleeting and surviving. Such investigations, using both visual and non-visual material, include examinations of allotment holding, the work of artists, caravanning and tourism, photography and parish maps. The analyses of such seemingly disparate subjects are linked together and build on each other to create a fascinating and original view of humanity's interaction with space. Included are fresh discussions of belonging, disorientation and the working of identity and play. The notion of 'gentle politics' is introduced.
Using a style that draws students into the ongoing inquiry into how intimate relationships work, Love and Intimate Relationships investigates the life cycle of relationships influences that affect them, theories behind them, and ways to improve them. Dozens of stories from students themselves, case examples and over 150 tables, figure, and the cartoons of Don Edwing of Mad Magazine help bring the material alive. The book is also unique in exploring aspects of human relationships not covered in other textbooks on the subject. Love and Intimate Relationships helps bring the complex issues surrounding intimate relationships into focus for students from diverse backgrounds. The multidisciplinary perspective of the textbook makes it ideal for introductory courses in psychology, marriage counseling, human relations, and sexuality, and interpersonal relationships
Like a conquistador drawn to gold, glory, and God, Caspian Ray has always felt a magnetic pull toward Latin America. He visits anytime he has the chance. Of all the places that have captured his heart, Patagoniaa sparsely populated area shared by Argentina and Chilehas been the site of his defining adventure. Here is a fairy-tale land divinely undefinable. It is the land of the corderos and gauchos as well as screaming westerly winds that whip up from Antarctica. Here is the way to love, death, corruption, God, sex, and pure energy, and they mix together in a concoction that you will never forget. Join the author as he celebrates the spirit, and somehow finds love. In Walking Patagonia, everything is epic.
This is the first work on British textile exports to South America during the nineteenth century. During this period, textiles ranked among the most important manufactures traded in the world market and Britain was the foremost producer. Thanks to new data, this book demonstrates that British exports to South America were transacted at very high rates during the first decades after independence. This development was due to improvements in the packing of textiles; decreasing costs of production and introduction of free trade in Britain; falling ocean freight rates, marine insurance and import duties in South America; dramatic improvements in communications; and the introduction of better port facilities. Manuel Llorca-Jaña explores the marketing chain of textile exports to South America and sheds light on South Americans' consumer behaviour. This book contains the most comprehensive database on Anglo-South American trade during the nineteenth century and fills an important gap in the historiography.
Transitions in life are now a reality for everyone. This book takes you through the journey to create your own Personal Brand and take ownership of and address these transitions based on your values, career, skills, knowledge and aims. A Personal Brand is a positive in the reader's life - professionally, personally and psychologically. It builds people's confidence and is founded on who they are, their achievements and successes, as well as their technical and person-to-person skills. Drawing upon well-known Personal Brands, including Walt Disney, Nelson Mandela and Steve Jobs, The Journey to a Personal Brandforces readers to reevaluate themselves critically and honestly. Readers are guided through creating a distinctive brand from scratch through to launching it on digital media. This intensely practical guide is essential reading for the professional, the return-to-worker, the student and early retiree alike or those wishing to improve their life and bring added value to their careers, personal profile or reputation.
At its most basic, food is vital to our survival there can be no form of life without it. But in economically developed and thriving societies there is more to eating and drinking than just surviving. As the centuries have passed, the marketing, preparation and presentation of food has become an intrinsic part of the modern consumer society. Food operates in the religious sphere too, with consumption and abstinence playing their part in religious ritual whilst methods of animal slaughter have moved into the political, as well as the religious arena. Food not only sustains the migrant on both the real and metaphorical journey from home to elsewhere, it also provides a bridge between the familiar and the unfamiliar. Food acts as a catalyst for cultural fusion and excitement but it can also endanger: change of diet all too frequently creating as many health problems as it resolves. Its multi-disciplinary nature enables Food in the Migrant Experience to address all the above issues in chapters written by leading academics in the fields of migration, economics, nutrition, medicine and history. As we continue to explore the minutiae of the immigrant experience, this book will be essential reading to all those engaged in the study of migration.