Paris In Mind

Author: Jennifer Lee

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307427243

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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“Paris is a moveable feast,” Ernest Hemingway famously wrote, and in this captivating anthology, American writers share their pleasures, obsessions, and quibbles with the great city and its denizens. Mark Twain celebrates the unbridled energy of the Can-Can. Sylvia Beach recalls the excitement of opening Shakespeare & Company on the Rue Dupuytren. David Sedaris praises Parisians for keeping quiet at the movies. These are just a few of the writers assembled here, and each selection is as surprising and rewarding as the next. Including essays, book excerpts, letters, articles, and journal entries, this seductive collection captures the long and passionate relationship Americans have had with Paris. Accompanied by an illuminating introduction, Paris in Mind is sure to be a fascinating voyage for literary travelers. Jennifer Allen * Deborah Baldwin * James Baldwin * Dave Barry * Sylvia Beach * Saul Bellow * Bricktop * Art Buchwald * T. S. Eliot * M.F.K. Fisher * Janet Flanner * Benjamin Franklin * Ernest Hemingway *Langston Hughes * Thomas Jefferson * Stanley Karnow * Patric Kuh * A. J. Liebling * Anaïs Nin * Grant Rosenberg * David Sedaris * Irwin Shaw *Gertrude Stein * Mark Twain * Edith Wharton * E. B. White From the Trade Paperback edition.

Teach Yourself Backgammon

Author: Michael Crane

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071482608

Category: Games

Page: 176

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Learn to play backgammon from the best Teach Yourself Backgammon is the ultimate guide to playing the 5,000-year-old board game that combines the thrilling uncertainty of craps with the strategic complexity of chess. Packed with practical, fun exercises, it provides you with clear, step-by-step instruction in the basics as well as advanced strategies from some of the world’s top tournament players.

Rick Steves Rome 2017

Author: Rick Steves,Gene Openshaw

Publisher: Avalon Travel

ISBN: 1631214500

Category: Travel

Page: 588

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the Eternal City of Rome. With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll walk the same streets as the Caesars and discover the secrets of the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Learn how to avoid the lines at the Vatican Museum and St. Peter’s Basilica. Take a night walk across the city and enjoy floodlit fountains and piazzas. Then grab a sidewalk table at the locals’ favorite trattoria and watch the world go by. Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. You’ll learn how to navigate the Rome Metro and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

The Performance Economy

Author: W. Stahel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230274900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

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This updated and revised edition outlines strategies and models for how to use technology and knowledge to improve performance, create jobs and increase income. It shows what skills will be required to produce, sell and manage performance over time, and how manual jobs can contribute to reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources.

Rick Steves Pocket Vienna

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 1631216295

Category: Travel

Page: 220

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Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks truly are a “tour guide in your pocket.” This colorful, compact 220-page book includes Rick's advice for prioritizing your time, whether you're spending 1 or 7 days in a city. Everything a busy traveler needs is easy to access: a neighborhood overview, city walks and tours, sights, handy food and accommodations charts, an appendix packed with information on trip planning and practicalities, and a fold-out city map. Included in Rick Steves Pocket Vienna: Sights: the Academy of Fine Arts, Am Hof Square, City Hall, Freud Museum, Mozarthaus Vienna Museum, the Opera, St. Peter's Church, and more Walks and Tours: Vienna City Walk, St. Stephen's Cathedral Tour, Ringstrasse Tram Tour, Hofburg Imperial Apartments Tour, Hofburg Treasury Tour, Kunsthistorisches Museum Tour

MoMoWo. Women. Architecture & Design Itineraries across Europe

Author: Alain Bonnet,Ana María Fernández García,Marjan Groot,Simona Kermavnar,Franci Lazarini,Katarina Mohar,Maria Helena Souto,et al.

Publisher: Založba ZRC

ISBN: 9612549060

Category:

Page: 231

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Arhitekturni vodič predstavlja izbrane projekte žensk na področju arhitekture in oblikovanja 20. in 21. stoletja. Obsega predstavitve dosežkov žensk v štirih evropskih mestih in dveh deželah: Barcelona, Lizbona, Pariz, Torino, Nizozemska in Slovenija. Vsak od teh je predstavljen z uvodnikom in tremi potmi, na koncu pa za vsako deželo sledi krajši zapis o eni od pionirk na področju arhitekture in oblikovanja. V vodiču je predstavljenih 125 objektov, poleg bogatih ilustracij pa nudi tudi osnovne informacije o dostopnosti izbrane lokacije. Kot strokovna brezplačna publikacija je izšel v okviru evropskega projekta »MoMoWo – Women's Creativity since the Modern Movement« in je dostopen tudi na domači strani projekta.

Workspheres

Design and Contemporary Work Styles

Author: Paola Antonelli

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

ISBN: 9780870700132

Category: Architecture

Page: 223

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In the past, work has shaped the way we live. In the near future, the way we live may shape the way we work. Workspherescreatively confronts the design demands of the ever-evolving contemporary work environment. Featuring design products, prototypes, and models, and part of a groundbreaking 2001 exhibition held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this exciting book introduces work concepts originated by internationally recognized designers who address the unique needs of specific work scenarios, including the nomadic office of a business traveler; the domestic office; the virtual office; and more traditional offices in settings configured for group interaction. Featuring projects commissioned especially for Workspheresby such avant-garde brainstormers as LOT/EK, Digital Image Design, and Hella Jongerius, interviews with designers extraordinaire Bruce Mau, Michael Brill, and Francis Duffy, and more pictures of chairs, cubicles, and desks that you've ever imagined, even in your most compulsive catalogue fantasies, Workspheresis the ultimate consideration of contemporary work space.

Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems

Author: Tom Denton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136073817

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 928

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This textbook will help you learn all the skills you need to pass Level 3 vehicle electrical and electronic systems courses or related modules from City and Guilds, IMI and BTEC, and is also ideal for higher level ASE, AUR and other qualifications. As electrical and electronic systems become increasingly more complex and fundamental to the workings of modern vehicles, understanding these systems is essential for automotive technicians. For students new to the subject, this book will help to develop this knowledge, but will also assist experienced mechanics in keeping up with recent technological advances. This new edition includes information on developments in hybrid car technology, GPS, multiplexing, and electronic stability/vehicle dynamics control. In full colour and covering the latest course specifications, this is the guide that no student enrolled on an automotive maintenance and repair course should be without. Also by Tom Denton: Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems ISBN: 978-0-08-096945-9 Advanced Automotive Fault Diagnosis, Third Edition ISBN: 978-0-08-096955-8

Bootleg! The Rise And Fall Of The Secret Recording Industry

Author: Clinton Heylin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857122177

Category: Music

Page: 400

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An absorbing account of the record industry's worst nightmare. In the summer of 1969, Great White Wonder, a collection of unreleased Bob Dylan recordings appeared in Los Angeles. It was the first rock bootleg and it spawned an entire industry dedicated to making unofficial recordings available to true fans. Bootleg! tells the whole fascinating saga, from its underground infancy through the CD 'protection gap' era, when its legal status threatened the major labels' monopoly, to the explosion of trading via Napster and Gnutella on MP-3 files. Clinton Heylin provides a highly readable account of the busts, the defeats and victories in court; the personalities – many interviewed for the first time for this book. This classic history has now been updated and revised to include today's digital era and the emergence of a whole new bootleg culture.

Rick Steves Vienna, Salzburg & Tirol

Author: Rick Steves

Publisher: Rick Steves

ISBN: 1631214586

Category: Travel

Page: 495

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what youÊreallyÊneed to know when traveling in Vienna. With this guide, you'll explore elegant ViennaÑthe epicenter of opera, coffee, Art Nouveau, and waltz music. Meander through Habsburg palaces and nibble a Sacher torte in a velvet-lined cafŽ. In the evening, catch a classical concert, or sip wine with the locals in a traditional Heuriger garden. Beyond Vienna, stroll the Baroque street of Salzburg, home to Mozart and The Sound of Music for a taste of the Alpine living, head to the snowy peaks and green valleys of Tirol. RickÕs candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. HeÕll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. YouÕll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

Continental Chile, Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández Archipelago

Author: Sharon Chester

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400831500

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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This is the first comprehensive English-language field guide to the wildlife of Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio. From bats to butterflies, lizards to llamas, and ferns to flamingos, A Wildlife Guide to Chile covers the country's common plants and animals. The color plates depict species in their natural environments with unmatched vividness and realism. The combination of detailed illustrations and engaging, succinct, and authoritative text make field identification quick, easy, and accurate. Maps, charts, and diagrams provide information about landforms, submarine topography, marine environment, climate, vegetation zones, and the best places to view wildlife. This is an essential guide to Chile's remarkable biodiversity. The only comprehensive English-language guide to Chile's common flora and fauna The first guide to cover Chile and its territories--Chilean Antarctica, Easter Island, Juan Fernández, and San Félix y San Ambrosio 120 full-color plates allow quick identification of more than 800 species Accompanying text describes species size, shape, color, habitat, and range Descriptions list size, distribution, and English, Spanish, and scientific names Information on the best spots to view wildlife, including major national parks Compact and lightweight--a perfect field guide

Publishing Research in English as an Additional Language

Practices, Pathways and Potentials

Author: Margaret Cargill,Sally Burgess

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 1925261522

Category: Education

Page: 278

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Many universities worldwide now require established and novice scholars, as well as PhD students, to publish in English in international journals. This growing trend gives rise to multiple interrelated questions, which this volume seeks to address through the perspectives of a group of researchers and practitioners who met in Coimbra, Portugal in 2015 for the PRISEAL and MET conferences. The volume offers truly global coverage, with chapters focusing on vastly different geo-social areas, and disciplines from the humanities to the hard sciences. It will be of interest to applied linguists, particularly those working in the area of English for Research Publication Purposes, and to language professionals working in research writing support, research supervision and academic publishing, as well as to journal editors and managers.

Bird Brain Teasers

Puzzles, Games & Avian Trivia

Author: Patrick Merrell

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603426418

Category: Nature

Page: 324

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Why does the Blue Grouse migrate north in the winter? Why did Lewis Carroll use a dodo bird to represent himself in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"? What are the bird names that appear most often as crossword clues? Birdwatchers and puzzle fans alike will delight in "Bird Brainteasers," a fresh collection of puzzles, games, and avian amusements by noted puzzle creator Patrick Merrell. This book is packed with bird-themed crosswords, visual puzzles, and the first-ever Birdoku challenges. Interspersed throughout are fascinating and amusing bird facts, trivia, and lore, drawn from everything from music and literature to popular culture. Packaged is a small format and highly illustrated with a unique combination of historical and cultural images, "Bird Brainteasers" is the perfect gift for any bird lover. Put down the binoculars and pick up a pencil!


Giotto to Dürer

Early Renaissance Painting in The National Gallery

Author: National Gallery (Great Britain),Jill Dunkerton

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300050828

Category: Art

Page: 408

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"This book provides a survey of European painting between 1260 and 1510, in both northern and southern Europe, based largely on the National Gallery collection ... some 70 of the finest and best known paintings in the Gallery are examined in detail"--Cover.

Lonely Planet Spain

Author: Lonely Planet,Anthony Ham,Sally Davies,Bridget Gleeson,Anita Isalska,Isabella Noble,John Noble,Josephine Quintero,Brendan Sainsbury,Regis St Louis

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1786573962

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Spain is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander the lanes of Barcelona's Gothic quarter; look down over Spain from the Pyrenees; take in the colour and drama of flamenco in Seville; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Spain and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Spain: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, architecture, landscape, food, wine. Free, convenient pull-out Barcelona map (included in print version), plus over 100 colour maps. Covers Madrid, Castilla y León, Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Barcelona, Catalonia, Aragón, Bilbao, Basque Country, La Rioja, Cantabria, Asturias, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Valencia, Andalucía, Extremadura and more. 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 Spain , our most comprehensive guide to Spain, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on Barcelona or Madrid? Check out Lonely Planet's Madrid or Barcelona guides for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer; Discover Barcelona for a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions; or Pocket Barcelona, a handy-sized guide focused on the city's can't miss experiences. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

Europe

Tourist and Motoring Atlas

Author: Michelin Travel Publications

Publisher: Michelin Travel Publications

ISBN: 9782061001387

Category: Reference

Page: 214

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Comprising clear full-colour maps, this motoring atlas covers all of Europe.

Munich Re

The Company History 1880-1980

Author: Johannes Bähr,Christopher Kopper

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406698239

Category: Political Science

Page: 463

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Die Münchener Rück stieg schon bald nach ihrer Gründung im Jahr 1880 zum Weltmarktführer auf. Johannes Bähr und Christopher Kopper legen nun die erste Geschichte des Unternehmens vor, die von den Anfängen bis in die 1980er Jahre reicht. Bis heute ist Munich Re einer der beiden weltweit führenden Rückversicherer. Gleichwohl ist in der breiten Öffentlichkeit wenig über dieses Unternehmen bekannt. Dieses Buch zeigt, wie sich der Umgang mit Risiken wandelte und wie Versicherer auf Großkatastrophen und technologische Umwälzungen reagierten. Es bietet zugleich eine Geschichte der Globalisierung und verdeutlicht, welche Rückschläge und Hindernisse es in diesem Prozess gab. Eingehend wird auch die Rolle des Unternehmens im Dritten Reich behandelt.

Lonely Planet Amsterdam City Map

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786574091

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet Amsterdam City Map is your conveniently-sized passport to traveling with ease. Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top city attractions, transport maps, itinerary suggestions, extensive street and site index, and practical travel tips and directory. With this easy-to-use, full colour navigation tool in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of Amsterdam, so begin your journey now! Durable and waterproof Easy-fold format and convenient size Handy slipcase Full colour and easy-to-use Extensive street and site index Images and information about top city attractions Handy transport maps Practical travel tips and directory Itinerary suggestions Covers Jordaan, Centrum, Nieuwmarkt, Plantage, Oud West, Oud Zuid Check out Lonely Planet Amsterdam, our most comprehensive guidebook to the city, covering the top sights and most authentic off-beat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet Pocket Amsterdam, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss experiences for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times