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 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Henry Stephens

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780260435149

Category: History

Page: 542

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JOURNEYS & EXPERIENCES IN ARGE

Author: Henry B. 1883 Stephens

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781363947126

Category: History

Page: 566

View: 4413

Fodor's Buenos Aires

Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.,Sorrel Moseley-Williams,Victoria Patience

Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications

ISBN: 0307928365

Category: Travel

Page: 329

View: 4888

Discusses the best places to visit in Buenos Aires from a cultural and historical point of view, and identifies the best shopping centers, nightlife spots, restaurants, and accomodations the city has to offer.

Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica

Author: Martín Rodolfo de la Peña,Maurice Rumboll

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780002200776

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 4231

Covers more than a thousand species. Accompanying text is full of facts.

Viva South America!

A Journey Through a Restless Continent

Author: Oliver Balch

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571312470

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 6135

Simn Bolvar once inspired a continent to rise from serfdom and throw off the shackles of Spanish rule. Viva South America! sets out to discover if the dream of Simn Bolvar - for independence, freedom and equality - lives on in modern South America. Armed with a reporter's notebook and an open mind, Oliver Balch hits the road in search of answers. With the ghost of Simn Bolvar as guide, the quest takes the reader off the tourist trail and into the weird and wonderful worlds of South American culture and society. By stepping into people's homes and into inmates' prison cells, by climbing onto dance floors and over road blocks, Oliver Balch unearths untold stories from the front line of South America's contemporary fight for freedom. Oliver Balch is a UK freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in a wide range of international publications, including the Guardian, the Financial Times and the Traveller. Viva South America! was shortlisted as 'Book of the Year' at the UK Travel Press Awards and his latest book is the critically acclaimed India Rising: Tales From A Changing Nation.

Argentina, Uruguay & Paraguay

Author: Wayne Bernhardson

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9780864423368

Category: Argentina

Page: 761

View: 6955

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.

The Journey to a Personal Brand

Author: Douglas Commaille

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351358073

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 5790

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 Brand forces 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.

Women Scholars: Navigating the Doctoral Journey

Author: Jelane A. Kennedy,Beverly A. Burnell

Publisher: Apple Academic Press

ISBN: 9781771886789

Category:

Page: 275

View: 5498

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.

Insight Guide Argentina

Author: Huw Hennessy

Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780887290312

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 3755

Insight Guides, the world's largest visual travel guide series, in association with Discovery Channel, the world's premier source of nonfiction entertainment, provides more insight than ever. From the most popular resort cities to the most exotic villages, Insight Guides capture the unique character of each culture with an insider's perspective. Inside every Insight Guide you'll find:.Evocative, full-colour photography on every page.Cross-referenced, full-colour maps throughout.A brief introduction including a historical timeline .Lively, essays by local writers on the culture, history, and people.Expert evaluations on the sights really worth seeing.Special features spotlighting particular topics of interest.A comprehensive Travel Tips section with listings of the best restaurants, hotels, and attractions, as well as practical information on getting around and advice for travel with children

Love and Intimate Relationships

Journeys of the Heart

Author: Norman M. Brown,Ellen S. Amatea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135062137

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

View: 2570

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

Zama

Author: Antonio Di Benedetto

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590177177

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

View: 2412

An NYRB Classics Original First published in 1956, Zama is now universally recognized as one of the masterpieces of modern Argentine and Spanish-language literature. Written in a style that is both precise and sumptuous, weirdly archaic and powerfully novel, Zama takes place in the last decade of the eighteenth century and describes the solitary, suspended existence of Don Diego de Zama, a highly placed servant of the Spanish crown who has been posted to Asunción, the capital of remote Paraguay. There, eaten up by pride, lust, petty grudges, and paranoid fantasies, he does as little as he possibly can while plotting his eventual transfer to Buenos Aires, where everything about his hopeless existence will, he is confident, be miraculously transformed and made good. Don Diego's slow, nightmarish slide into the abyss is not just a tale of one man's perdition but an exploration of existential, and very American, loneliness. Zama, with its stark dreamlike prose and spare imagery, is at once dense and unforeseen, terse and fateful, marked throughout by a haunting movement between sentences, paragraphs, and sections, so that every word seems to emerge from an ocean of things left unsaid. The philosophical depths of this great book spring directly from its dazzling prose.

Experience USA

Author: Lonely Planet,Mark Andrew,Amy C Balfour,Sarah Baxter,Andrew Bender,Sara Benson,Alison Bing,Nate Cavalieri,Lisa Dunford,Tom Hall

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787019632

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 3483

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Experience USA is your passport to majestic nature, epic journeys, cultural powerhouses and out-of-this-world experiences. We take readers on a journey through sprawling cities, small towns, great plains, snow-capped mountains and redwood forests. Go road-tripping down the Pacific Coast Highway, learn how to spy a bear in the wild, discover where to find the USA’s best Chinatowns, and more. This new part-pictorial, part-guidebook is built around themes that introduce the reader to the heart of the USA. This photo-rich, hardback guide is packed with practical trip-planning tips and information on the most authentic local sights and activities. It’s perfect for seasoned travelers looking to discover something new or previously undiscovered. Includes over 90 experiences stretching across the USA Multiple ways to navigate the book - thematically, geographically, or by interest Hundreds of stunning photos on gloss paper stock Lonely Planet Experience USA is presented across five themes: Big & bold: Majestic nature, epic journeys & cultural powerhouses Americanarama: Cars, bourbon, barbecue & the american spirit Melting pot: A multicultural blend of irresistible cuisine, music & customs Innovation & creation: World-famous arts, music & culture Surprising experiences: The underrated, unexpected & downright mysterious Get to the heart of the USA and begin your journey now! eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Experience USA covers both top sights and roads less travelled and is the perfect place to start getting inspired and mapping out an itinerary for an upcoming trip. Once you’ve decided where you’re headed in the USA, check out the relevant Lonely Planet USA destination travel guides for even more detailed itinerary planning. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more. Written by Mark Andrew, Amy Balfour, Sarah Baxter, Andrew Bender, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Paul Bloomfield, Nate Cavalieri, Garth Cartwright, Lisa Dunford, Bailey Freeman, David Gorvett, Tom Hall, Alexander Howard, Lauren Keith, Leah Koenig, Mariella Krause, Alex Leviton, Emily Matchar, Joe Minihane, Tim Moore, Wayne Murphy, Sarah Maslin Nir, Trisha Ping, Christopher Pitts, Andrea Sachs, Brendan Sainsbury, Simon Sellars, Adam Skolnick, Regis St Louis, Marcel Theroux and Karla Zimmerman. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Looptail

How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business

Author: Bruce Poon Tip

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 1455574074

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1944

Much in the same vein as DELIVERING HAPPINESS, LOOPTAIL combines both Bruce Poon Tip's extraordinary first-person account of his entrepreneurial instincts to start and develop G Adventures, a highly-successful international travel adventure company, and along the way, he reveals his unusual management secrets that not only keep his employees fully engaged but also keep his customers extremely happy.

The River of Doubt

Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Author: Candice Millard

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307575081

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 5283

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived. From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Flirting with Space

Journeys and Creativity

Author: Professor David Crouch

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409488804

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

View: 3874

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.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250214

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

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The Kingdom of Infinite Space

A Portrait of Your Head

Author: Raymond Tallis

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300151829

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 345

View: 2844

In this pathbreaking book, one of Britain s most eloquent and original thinkers writes about the head, what happens in it, and how it is and is not connected to our sense of identity and consciousness. Blending science, philosophy, and humor, Raymond Tallis examines the extraordinarily complex relationship we have with our heads. His aim, as he says, is to turn readers into astonished tourists of the piece of the world that is closest to them, so they never again take for granted the head that looks at them from the mirror. Readers will delight that this is precisely what he accomplishes. The voyage begins with a meditation on the self-portrait of a mirror image, followed by a consideration of the head s various secretions. Tallis contemplates the air we exhale; the subtle meanings of nods, winks, and smiles; the mysteries of hearing, taste, and smell. He discusses the metaphysics of the gaze, the meaning of kissing, and the processes by which the head comes to understand the world. Along the way he offers intriguing digressions on such notions as having and using one s head, and enjoying and suffering it. Tallis concludes with his thoughts on the very thing the reader s head has been doing throughout the book: thinking.

The Sustainable University

Progress and prospects

Author: Stephen Sterling,Larch Maxey,Heather Luna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136236937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 8047

The direction of higher education is at a crossroads against a background of mounting sustainability-related issues and uncertainties. This book seeks to inspire positive change in higher education by exploring the rich notion of the sustainable university and illustrating pathways through which its potential can be realised. Based on the experience of leading higher education institutions in the UK, the book outlines progress in the realisation of the concept of the ‘sustainable university’ appropriate to the socioeconomic and ecological conditions facing society and graduates. Written by leading exponents of sustainability and sustainability education, this book brings together examples, insight, reflection and strategies from the experience of ten universities, widely recognised as leaders in developing sustainability in higher education. The book thus draws on a wealth of experience to provide reflective critical analysis of barriers, achievements, strategies and potential. It critically reviews the theory and practice involved in developing the sustainable university in a systemic and whole institutional manner, including the role of organisational learning. While remaining mindful of the challenges of the current climate, The Sustainable University maps out new directions and lines of research as well as offering practical advice for researchers, students and professionals in the fields of management, leadership, organisational change, strategy and curriculum development who wish to take this work further.