What starts off as a dare turns into a social experiment that becomes a way of life. A young couple creates a fun way to stay connected by disconnecting. Unplugging the phones and being present are the rules. This travel adventure quickly turns into a self-deprecating comedy about bad smartphone habits. Chance encounters and characters met on the road are intertwined throughout. Is the smartphone addiction phenomenon driving you crazy? Are we relying too much on instant technology? There can be life without these devices, but where is this balance between the tech and physical worlds? Discover how reduction in technology can lead to your serendipitous adventure. WARNING: Strange things might happen, like conversations and live interactions. You may even develop an insatiable desire for traveling unplugged.
The book consists of peer-reviewed papers from the 9th symposium on Location Based Services (LBS) which is targeted to researchers, industry/market operators and students of different backgrounds (scientific, engineering and humanistic). As the research field is developing and changing fast, this book follows up on current trends and gives suggestions and guidance to further research. This book offers a common ground bringing together various disciplines and practice, knowledge, experiences, plans and ideas on how LBS can and could be improved and on how it will influence both science and society. The book comprises front-end publications organized into sections on: spatial-temporal data acquisition, processing & analysis; positioning / indoor positioning; way-finding / navigation (indoor / outdoor) & smart mobile phone navigation; interactions, user studies and evaluations; innovative LBS systems & applications.
Publisher: Research in International Studies, Latin America Series
Category: Literary Criticism
In this rich anthology of Guatemalan political writing, editors Zimmerman and Rojas have taken excerpts from poems, novels, stories, and essays and woven them into a powerful narrative of Guatemala's past. Forged in the midst of anti-dictatorial struggles, of rebellions and revolutionary crises, these discourses, both realistic and magical, show a nation attempting to move from social domination and fragmentation to a mythical community that has inspired its people to become soldiers and its soldiers to become poets.
30 day walks - Annecy, Vallée de l'Arve, Samoëns and the Chaîne des Aravis
Author: Janette Norton
Publisher: Cicerone Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
A guidebook of walks in the lovely Haute Savoie mountains of France. This guide describes 30 circular routes of between 7 and 20km, based around Annecy, La Clusaz, Grand Bornand, Plateau d'Assy, Samoëns, Sixt, Sallanches, Thônes, la Roche-sur-Foron. Graded from easy to difficult, there are walks to suit most abilities, but a few have some exposed sections and need a head for heights. The guidebook is divided into 6 areas covering the Arve Valley, the Haut Giffre valley, the Chaîne des Aravis, Plateau de la Borne and Lake Annecy. Alongside a detailed route description and map, each walk has a summary of all you need to know before you set out. There is advice on travel, accommodation and equipment, as well as information about local wildlife and Savoyard food and drink, and a glossary of useful French words. Visitors flock to the Chamonix area and the Mont Blanc range, but that is only part of what the Haute Savoie has to offer. With stunning views of high mountains as well as lower peaks to enjoy, the walks in this guide will show you a quieter, less busy side to this outstandingly beautiful area. A companion volume, Walking in Haute Savoie: North, is also available (ISBN: 781852848101)
An aid for writing and implementing procedures for operating and maintaining chemical processes. Not intended as a compliance manual for regulations, nor a complete description of any of the processes used as examples. The topics include safety, environmental and quality considerations; designing a procedure management system; emergency procedures; and development costs and benefits. Developed by the Institute's Center for Chemical Process Safety. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Women's writing in Cameroon has so far been dominated by Francophone writers. The short stories in this collection represent the yearnings and vision of an Anglophone woman, who writes both as a Cameroonian and as a woman whose life has been shaped by the minority status her people occupy within the nation-state. The stories in Your Madness, Not Mine are about postcolonial Cameroon, but especially about Cameroonian women, who probe their day-to-day experiences of survival and empowerment as they deal with gender oppression: from patriarchal expectations to the malaise of maldevelopment, unemployment, and the attraction of the West for young Cameroonians. Makuchi has given us powerful portraits of the people of postcolonial Africa in the so-called global village who too often go unseen and unheard.
Examines Argentine activities in Central America from 1977 to 1984, and looks at the history and nature of the Argentine base of operations6 in the United States and the Argentine international links with anti-Communists.
Beyond the Archipelago is a selection of poems from one of Malaysia's leading poets, depicting themes of longing, loneliness, modernization, and the poet's love of nature and the sea. The poems are reproduced in the original Bahasa Malaysia with English translations by the poet. Book jacket.
Publisher: D. McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
The area described in this bulletin covers about 36 square miles in the Cariboo district of British Columbia, about 45 miles east of Quesnel. The introduction contains information about the area's location, access, and physical characteristics. Chapters II and III describe the area's general geology and structural geology. Chapter IV discusses the economic geology of the area, focussing on gold. It includes information on the history of lode-gold prospecting & mining in the area, the quartz veins & their gold mineralization, gold distribution, results of gold analyses, and prospecting possibilities. Chapter V covers placer gold mining in the area (history, deposit characteristics, gold production & distribution, placer properties). The final chapter contains descriptions of lode-gold properties, occurrences, and mines.
Reconsiderations for Latin American Cultural Studies
Author: Ciro A. Sandoval
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
José María Arguedas (1911-1969) is one of the most important authors to speak to issues of the survival of native cultures. José María Arguedas: Reconsiderations for Latin American Cultural Studies presents his views from multiple perspectives for English-speaking audiences for the first time. The life and works of José María Arguedas reflect in a seminal way the drama of acculturation and transculturation suffered not only by what we think of as the indigenous and mestizo cultures of Peru, but by other Latin American societies as well. Intricately reflecting his pluricultural and bilingual life experience, Arguedas's illuminating poetic visions of Andean culture cross multidisciplinary borders to transfigure pedagogical and social practices. Few texts convey the complexity and contradictions of an Andean cosmopolitanism with the intense accuracy of Arguedas's anthropological, ethnographic essays and literary writings. The ramifications of Arguedas's cultural critiques have yet to be assessed, particularly as a response to the disruptive forces of modernity, acculturation, and essential identity. José María Arguedas was a Peruvian ethnographer, anthropologist, folklorist, poet, and novelist. He based his novels and stories on the life and outlook of the Quechua-speaking Indians and was a pioneer of modern Quechua poetry. The present anthology brings his work to the attention of broader audiences by pulling together diverse scholarly views on Arguedas's aesthetic and multicultural contributions to the contemporary and political archipelago. It is a synthesis of his views on cultural change as it impinges upon considerations and theories of Latin American cultural studies.