This is the true account of a young man's journey, sailing his 21 foot, wooden boat single-handed over 7,000 miles. Over a period of seven years, he set off from British Columbia in the spring of 1979 and sailed first to San Francisco, then the Hawaiian Islands and on to a remote Pacific coral atoll called Fanning Island. It was here that he was offered the position of Relief Manager of a coconut plantation for a few months and ended up staying for six years. The book is part sailing log and part travelogue and expertly describes the conditions he endured, the power of the elements and his experience of living and working thousands of miles from home.
Proceedings of the INFUS 2019 Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, July 23-25, 2019
Author: Cengiz Kahraman
This book includes the proceedings of the Intelligent and Fuzzy Techniques INFUS 2019 Conference, held in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 23–25, 2019. Big data analytics refers to the strategy of analyzing large volumes of data, or big data, gathered from a wide variety of sources, including social networks, videos, digital images, sensors, and sales transaction records. Big data analytics allows data scientists and various other users to evaluate large volumes of transaction data and other data sources that traditional business systems would be unable to tackle. Data-driven and knowledge-driven approaches and techniques have been widely used in intelligent decision-making, and they are increasingly attracting attention due to their importance and effectiveness in addressing uncertainty and incompleteness. INFUS 2019 focused on intelligent and fuzzy systems with applications in big data analytics and decision-making, providing an international forum that brought together those actively involved in areas of interest to data science and knowledge engineering. These proceeding feature about 150 peer-reviewed papers from countries such as China, Iran, Turkey, Malaysia, India, USA, Spain, France, Poland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Algeria, Pakistan, Australia, Lebanon, and Czech Republic.
Walks, Beaches, Heritage, Ecology, Towns and Sustainable Tourism Through Southwest Victoria
Author: Richard Everist
Category: Great Ocean Road (Vic.)
The Great Ocean Road region - the southwest coastline of Victoria - is simply extraordinary. This book unlocks the sights, activities and background context for visitors and locals - using maps, pictures and words. It is for everyone who is interested in exploring and learning about the region from Geelong to Portland. Sustainability depends first on knowledge, second on discerning customers and communities, and third on responsible businesses. This book features a number of businesses that are responding to the challenge, and:* details on hundreds of accessible sights* maps and information on over 50 sustainable activities including beach and surf guides, walking track notes, national parks and reserves and over 50 cities, towns and villages with more than 60 heritage sites.* fascinating background context including environmental issues, Aboriginal and European heritage, geology, ecosystems, flora and fauna
The critically acclaimed author returns to the North Carolina landscape she knows so well with this gloriously written sequel to Moon Women. On an eastbound North Carolina interstate highway, the mountains and her hometown far behind, Cassandra Moon realizes that she has not only broken the heart of the one man who's ever asked her to marry—on their wedding day, no less—but she's driven the limousine into the ground, gotten "skunk drunk" on the champagne, and has somehow managed to get herself stuck in the sunroof while still in her wedding gown. Caught in a whirlwind of taffeta and tulle, heartache and second guesses, Cassandra desperately needs some peace of mind. When she arrives in the coastal town of Salter Path—disheveled and in the company of a mysterious red-haired seafaring man—Cassandra knows for sure that her life has taken a turn she can't quite understand. But the people Cassandra encounters on this unexpected odyssey will share with her the hurts and hopes of a lifetime, and she may finally realize that getting lost in this oceanside town, in the memories and dreams of its people, is the only way she'll be found. From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Mountains to Ocean : Reflections on Watershed Ecology in the Washington Pacific Northwest
Author: Dan Baharav
Publisher: Dan Baharav
Category: Natural history
Reflections on the ecology and the natural history of the Northern Cascades watersheds; lakes,rivers, estuaries, deltas, bays and inlets, and the Pacific coastal waters while kayaking from headwaters to the ocean.
The book contains short stories and poetry. There are forty nine short stories and one hundred and twenty poems. The poems are free verse and some metered. There are numerous subjects: from childhood to man hood. There are: Shakespearean sonnets, Yeats octave Philosophical poetry, Science, Confessional, Epitaph, Satire, Lyric, Dramatic and Narrative, Crown of Sonnets, Imagism, and many other genres. The book discusses ethics, love war and science. In The Big Picture and The Adventures of life there is conflict then resolution. Some storys are strictly from the imagination, and others are written from experience. There are submerged characters some heroic some tragic, and some on the fringes of society.
"Teaches children about God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom"--Provided by publisher.
DIV We have a list too and your name is on it. . . Ben Harvester and Becky Sanborne are clocking off after a normal shift at the Ministry of Pandemonium, guiding the souls of the newly-dead to the afterlife. But the enemy are still smarting after their catastrophic defeat at Halloween and are keen for revenge. A freak tornado that destroys Becky's house is only the start. When thirteen souls are stolen following a bomb explosion on Bad Saturday, the Ministry staff know that it heralds an all-out war with the Lords of Sundown. But little does Ben suspect how far their influence spreads. Who is the mysterious whisperer at his school? And why does Ben feel so uneasy about his mother's new boyfriend? The brilliant follow-up to the highly acclaimed Ministry of Pandemonium by Chris Westwood takes readers on a thrilling journey through the streets of London and to the gates of Abhorra. Fantastically gripping until the very last page. /div
Little Big Men is a study of competitive bodybuilders on the West Coast that examines the subculture from the perspective of bodybuilders everyday activities. It offers fascinating descriptions and insightful analogies of an important and understudied subculture that has risen to widespread popularity in todays mass culture. Alan Klein conducted his field study of bodybuilding in some of the worlds best-known gyms. In studying the social and political relations of bodybuilding competitors, Klein explores not only gym dynamics but also the internal and external pressures bodybuilders face. Central to his examination is the critique of masculinity. Through his study of hustling among bodybuilders, Klein is able to construct a social-psychological male configuration that includes narcissism, homophobia, hypermasculinity, and fascism. Because they exist as exaggerations, these bodybuilder traits come to represent one end of the continuum of modern masculinity, what Klein terms comic-book masculinity. This study is a rare foray into the critique of contemporary American macho.