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Summary : Many less developed countries are expanding their tourism industries and these are seen to be crucial to their economic development. Yet such activities can also create social, cultural and environmental problems.This book provides a review of many of the key issues involved in tourism in developing countries and presents a range of case studies. These are interpreted from a perspective of the sociology and anthropology of development. Case study chapters are presented from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America and Oceania. The book provides essential reading for advanced students and researchers in tourism and development studies.
Summary : Set in Los Angeles in the early 1980's, Less than Zero has become a timeless classic. This coolly mesmerizing novel is a raw, powerful portrait of a lost generation who have experienced sex, drugs, and disaffection at too early an age. They live in a world shaped by casual nihilism, passivity, and too much money in a place devoid of feeling or hope. Clay comes home for Christmas vacation from his Eastern college and re-enters a landscape of limitless privilege and absolute moral entropy, where everyone drives Porches, dines at Spago, and snorts mountains of cocaine. He tries to renew feelings for his girlfriend, Blair, and for his best friend from high school, Julian, who is careering into hustling and heroin. Clay's holiday turns into a dizzying spiral of desperation that takes him through the relentless parties in glitzy mansions, seedy bars, and underground rock clubs and also into the seamy world of L.A. after dark.
Summary : Perhaps no book has had a more profound impact on intellectual and spiritual lives than "The Road Less Traveled." In his new Introduction, Dr. Peck recalls how this book evolved from his own early ideas as a therapist who was just beginning his own spiritual growth.
Summary : An introductory book for anyone who wishes to grow their own marijuana indoors. Marijuana Buds for Less walks gardeners through the entire process and, unlike other guides which emphasise costly equipment, it uses household fluorescent bulbs and other readily available supplies. Each page is a day in the life of the garden, complete with photos as a visual reference to the plant's progress. Each daily record also includes a factoid about marijuana drug policy, as well as a philosophical quote.
Summary : This is the first collection of articles devoted entirely to less translated languages, a term that brings together well-known, widely used languages such as Arabic or Chinese, and long-neglected minority languages with power as the key word at play. It starts with some views on English, the dominant language in Translation as elsewhere, considers the role of translation for minority languages both a source of inequality and a means to overcome it , takes a look at translation from less translated major languages and cultures, and ends up with a closer look at translation into Catalan, a paradigmatic case of less translated language, in a final section that includes a vindication of six prominent Catalan translators. Combining sound theoretical insight and accurate analysis of relevant case studies, the contributors to this collection make a convincing case for a more thorough examination of less translated languages within the field of Translation Studies.
Summary : In Arctic Canada, Hudson Bay is a site of great exploration history, aboriginal culture, and a vast marine wilderness supporting large populations of marine mammals and birds. These include some of the most iconic Arctic animals like beluga, narwhal, bowhead whales, and polar bears. Due to the challenges of conducting field research in this region, some of the mysteries of where these animals move, and how they are able to survive in such seemingly inhospitable, ice-choked habitats are just now being unlocked. For example, are polar bears being replaced by killer whales? This new information could not be more salient, as the Hudson Bay Region is undergoing rapid environmental change due to global warming, as well as increased pressures from industrial development interests. A Little Less Arctic brings together some of the world’s leading Arctic scientists to present the current state of knowledge on the physical and biological characteristics of Hudson Bay.
Summary : Examines risks and business opportunities in LDCs. Provides essential information for those contemplating business in LDCs and scholars/students of international business.
Summary : Overzicht van de ontwikkelingen in de wereld van het design in de laatste tien jaar.
Summary : WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 'You will sob little tears of joy' Nell Zink 'I recommend it with my whole heart' Ann Patchett 'I adore this book' Armistead Maupin 'Charming, languid and incredibly funny, I absolutely adored Arthur' Jenny Colgan 'Marvellously, endearingly, unexpectedly funny' Gary Shteyngart 'Bedazzling, bewitching and be-wonderful' New York Times Book Review 'A fast and rocketing read . . . a wonderful, wonderful book!' Karen Joy Fowler 'Hilarious, and wise, and abundantly funny' Adam Haslett WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T RUN AWAY FROM YOUR PROBLEMS? Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: it is from an ex-boyfriend of nine years who is engaged to someone else. Arthur can't say yes - it would be too awkward; he can't say no - it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face. Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart.
Summary : The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) are two of the more significant international agencies whose objective is to promote foreign direct investment in less developed countries (LDCs). This is the first detailed treatment of their establishment, the history of their operations, and an evaluation of these operations. Drawing on cases, Baker shows how the functions of these two agencies have encouraged a significant amount of foreign investment in LDCs and how the operations of these two agencies continue to grow in importance. Scholars, professionals, and policy makers will find this to be the most comprehensive description available of these important agencies.
Summary : Cutting Expenses and Getting More for Less: 41+ Ways to Earn an Income from Opportune Living, offers both practical steps and strategies on how to pay less for more benefits, quality, and comfort from the basic necessities and at the same time earn a living in 41+ different services and businesses that offer others information or services on how to live better with fewer expenses, higher quality, and more benefits. You get what you pay for. Here's how to start cutting expenses, finding hidden markets, and getting higher quality items. Find dozens of practical solutions emphasizing frugality, thriftiness, prudence, results, benefits, advantages, and income. Show others how to get more by cutting unnecessary, marked-up, and frivolous expenses. Lower your cost of living with these practical strategies as you follow the how-to solutions step-by-step for excellent results. You'll learn how to do secret comparison shopping, look for shelf-pulls, and other techniques of wholesalers to cut your own expenses and find higher quality. Directions on how to open stay-at-home businesses emphasizing cutting expenses and using healthier ingredients include hidden target markets, best locations, and expected income. Show others the prudent lifestyle--how to cut expenses and increase quality, or find healthier ingredients and products. Live better by making your life easier to navigate. Pay less using high-quality, highly focused comparison shopping. If you want to make a living sharing the practical applications of living on less or getting what you pay for, high-quality bargain hunting, or home-made product tips, your idea must have redemptive value for a universal audience. Begin by looking for surplus, shelf-pulls, and overstocked items. Live on less yourself, and enjoy the comfort. The 41+ services and businesses in this guide tell you how to start and operate each home-based business. Or live the lifestyle yourself and have fewer unnecessary expenses for yourself or your family. Regardless of your age, marital status, gender, or interest, there are new trends, current information, and smarter, time-saving techniques for enjoying more comfort, quality, status, lifestyle, and benefits while cutting expenses that waste your savings or time.
Summary : Winner of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Nonfiction A revelatory look at why we dehumanize each other, with stunning examples from world history as well as today's headlines "Brute." "Cockroach." "Lice." "Vermin." "Dog." "Beast." These and other monikers are constantly in use to refer to other humans—for political, religious, ethnic, or sexist reasons. Human beings have a tendency to regard members of their own kind as less than human. This tendency has made atrocities like the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, and the slave trade possible, and yet we still find it in phenomena such as xenophobia, homophobia, military propaganda, and racism. Less Than Human draws on a rich mix of history, psychology, biology, anthropology and philosophy to document the pervasiveness of dehumanization, describe its forms, and explain why we so often resort to it. David Livingstone Smith posits that this behavior is rooted in human nature, but gives us hope in also stating that biological traits are malleable, showing us that change is possible. Less Than Human is a chilling indictment of our nature, and is as timely as it is relevant.
Summary : The power of the bicycle to impact mobility, technology, urban space and everyday life.