Unforgettable Journeys

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Unforgettable Journeys

Author: ,

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0744037980

Genre: Travel

Page: 320

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Book Summary: Enjoy the journey, slowly! This breathtaking travel book celebrates taking the scenic route. Explore 200 inspirational journeys across the globe with this stunning visual guide. There is no better way to see the world than to move through it, taking your time. These once-in-a-lifetime journeys will stay with you forever. Get inspired by whatever mode of transport you love most - on foot, by bike, by car, on the water, or by rail! In our fast-paced, modern world, Unforgettable Journeys will allow you to take a back seat and enjoy the ebb and flow of travel thoughtfully. Enjoy an epic bike ride along the ancient Silk Road, a cruise around Antarctica, or a train journey in Zambia. This travel guide is organized by types of transportation. Whether you're an avid hiker, cyclist, or driver, or love to be on the water or on rails, we've got you covered. We've picked the world's best adventures, from famous experiences like riding the Orient Express to driving Route 66 and walking the Camino de Santiago. If that's not your thing, we also travel off-the-beaten-path by cycling around Botswana, kayaking through Finnish Lakeland, and scaling the cirques of La Réunion on foot. This stunning, hardcover book is packed with gorgeous full-color photos and fascinating overviews of each carefully chosen destination, making it the perfect gift for dreamers and travelers alike. Discover the Joys of Slow Travel This travel book is a vibrant celebration of taking the scenic route! Explore over 200 once-in-a-lifetime travel moments that will inspire you to travel the world. This inspirational travel journal includes: - A wide range of different travel types from hiking to sailing. - Discover the world's most famous adventures like the Orient Express and driving Route 66. - Taking the road less traveled by cycling around Botswana or kayaking through Finnish Lakeland.


Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel

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Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1760343005

Genre: Travel

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, brings you the world...ranked. What will be number 1, you ask? We have the answer. This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you'll ever need. This definitive wish list of the best places to visit on earth is packed with insightful write-ups and inspiring photography to get you motivated to start ticking off your travel list. What's your number 1? Authors: 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. '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 Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.


I'll Push You

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I'll Push You

Author: Patrick Gray,Justin Skeesuck

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496421736

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Book Summary: 2018 ECPA Christian Book Award Winner 2018 Christopher Award Winner Two best friends, 500 miles, one wheelchair, and the challenge of a lifetime. Friendship takes on new meaning in this true story of Justin and Patrick, born less than two days apart in the same hospital. Best friends their whole lives, they grew up together, went to school together, and were best man in each other’s weddings. When Justin was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease that robbed him of the use of his arms and legs, Patrick was there, helping to feed and care for him in ways he’d never imagined. Determined to live life to the fullest, the friends refused to give into despair or let physical limitations control what was possible for Justin. So when Justin heard about the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain, he wondered aloud to Patrick whether the two of them could ever do it. Patrick’s immediate response was: “I’ll push you.” I’ll Push You is the real-life story of this incredible journey. A travel adventure full of love, humor, and spiritual truth, it exemplifies what every friendship is meant to be and shows what it means to never find yourself alone. You’ll discover how love and faith can push past all limits—and make us the best versions of ourselves.


The Ride of a Lifetime

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The Ride of a Lifetime

Author: Robert Iger

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399592105

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Today, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including: • Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming. • Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. • Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale. • Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them. This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology. “The ideas in this book strike me as universal” Iger writes. “Not just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidently themselves, as they navigate their professional and even personal lives.”


Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Author: Hunter S. Thompson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030774406X

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Book Summary: This cult classic of gonzo journalism is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.


African Samurai

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African Samurai

Author: Thomas Lockley,Geoffrey Girard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1488098751

Genre: History

Page: 368

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Book Summary: Warrior. Samurai. Legend. “A readable, compassionate account of an extraordinary life.” —The Washington Post The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, he had ended up a servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he traversed India and China learning multiple languages as he went. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them saw him as the embodiment of the black-skinned (in local tradition) Buddha. Among those who were drawn to his presence was Lord Nobunaga, head of the most powerful clan in Japan, who made Yasuke a samurai in his court. Soon, he was learning the traditions of Japan’s martial arts and ascending the upper echelons of Japanese society. In the four hundred years since, Yasuke has been known in Japan largely as a legendary, perhaps mythical figure. Now African Samurai presents the never-before-told biography of this unique figure of the sixteenth century, one whose travels between countries, cultures and classes offers a new perspective on race in world history and a vivid portrait of life in medieval Japan.


World Travel

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World Travel

Author: Anthony Bourdain,Laurie Woolever

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062802771

Genre: Travel

Page: 480

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Book Summary: A guide to some of the world’s most fascinating places, as seen and experienced by writer, television host, and relentlessly curious traveler Anthony Bourdain Anthony Bourdain saw more of the world than nearly anyone. His travels took him from the hidden pockets of his hometown of New York to a tribal longhouse in Borneo, from cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai to Tanzania’s utter beauty and the stunning desert solitude of Oman’s Empty Quarter—and many places beyond. In World Travel, a life of experience is collected into an entertaining, practical, fun and frank travel guide that gives readers an introduction to some of his favorite places—in his own words. Featuring essential advice on how to get there, what to eat, where to stay and, in some cases, what to avoid, World Travel provides essential context that will help readers further appreciate the reasons why Bourdain found a place enchanting and memorable. Supplementing Bourdain’s words are a handful of essays by friends, colleagues, and family that tell even deeper stories about a place, including sardonic accounts of traveling with Bourdain by his brother, Christopher; a guide to Chicago’s best cheap eats by legendary music producer Steve Albini, and more. Additionally, each chapter includes illustrations by Wesley Allsbrook. For veteran travelers, armchair enthusiasts, and those in between, World Travel offers a chance to experience the world like Anthony Bourdain.


Beyond Wealth

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Beyond Wealth

Author: Alexander Green

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118078349

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Book Summary: It's not all about the money; the key to true riches Leo Tolstoy said, "Nobody knows where the human race is going. The highest wisdom, then, is to know where you are going." Yet many today chase the false rabbits of success: status, luxury, reputation and material possessions. In the quest to "have it all," our lives often lack real meaning and purpose. Beyond Wealth is the antidote. New York Times bestselling author Alexander Green takes things right down to brass tacks: We are here for a short time. Knowledge is limitless. Therefore, the most critical knowledge is not any particular skill but rather wisdom about "how to live." Fortunately, men and women have had several thousand years to think about what it means to live "the good life." And the answers found here, from Plato and Aristotle to Mahatma Gandhi and Stephen Hawking, will both surprise and delight you. Beyond Wealth provides insightful commentary on the most important aspects of our lives: love, work, honor, trust, freedom, death, fear, truth, beauty and other timeless issues. The book is both a thought provoking read and the ideal gift, guaranteed to ennoble, uplift and inspire.


Just Go! A Global Guide to Budget Travel

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Just Go! A Global Guide to Budget Travel

Author: John P. Cross

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475971966

Genre: Travel

Page: 236

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Book Summary: Most people set their sights on a trip to Disney World , John Cross goes to Churchill Manitoba to watch Polar Bears. This is an adventure book full of historical and personal anecdotes rather than your usual travel guide. A great read for the daring traveler. Frank Hyland, former AJC writer and editor, and best selling biographer. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of man and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime”..........Mark Twain Just Go! will be of interest to the arm chair traveler, or the traveler who is contemplating a trip. It includes budget ideas and travel tips to plan a trip. This book will inspire and motivate the would-be traveler. The reader will find history and culture integrated into the narrative. The book does not include every country as does some of the competition, but takes a global view. The reader develops a respect for the culture of other peoples. It is not ethnocentric. Just Go! has many competitors. Lonely Planet and Fommers are the foremost. The author firmly believes the intrepid traveler will find the book an inspiration and motivational. This travel book is the life experiences of the author where man meets the world. May you benefit from the author’s travel experiences. Follow your dream. There is no limit to the beautiful travel memories you may accumulate in your lifetime of travel. The author simply recommends that if you get an idea for travel, “Just Go.” You will have a world of experiences and memories. Follow your dream and “Happy Travels.” “He who is outside his door already has the hardest part of his journey behind him.”


The Long Journey of Gracia Mendes

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The Long Journey of Gracia Mendes

Author: Marianna D. Birnbaum

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 615521123X

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 169

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Book Summary: The historical biography of a true Jewish heroine in her day, Gracia Mendes. Born in 1510 in Portugal, the book details this woman's extraordinary personality until her death in 1569 in Constantinople (today's Istanbul). Her life exemplified a perseverance by the Jewish culture to survive and triumph even in the worst of conditions. As a young girl, Gracia secretly married successful Jewish spice trader, Francisco Mendes. But at age 27 she became a widow, yet she went on to raise her children and run the family business all on her own. Her travels led her through Antwerp, Venice, Ferrara, Ragusa, and finally to Constantinople, from where the Ottoman Empire dominated former Byzantium territories and offered shelter for battered Conversos (converted Jews). The text recounting the last fifteen years of Gracia's life at the center of the Empire is particularly revealing. Birnbaum's biography has the unique distinction of being the first among many studies to pay tribute to a woman during this period. It is also one of the first titles to pay equal attention to the lives of the Conversos in Christian West Europe and in the Muslim East.


Lives of the Princesses of Wales

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Lives of the Princesses of Wales

Author: Fryer,Mary Beacock Fryer,Arthur Bousfield,Garry Toffoli

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9780919670693

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 80

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Book Summary: Beautifully illustrated, this book looks at the nine women who have been Princesses of Wales. From Joan, the "Fair Maid of Kent," through the tragic Katharine of Aragon, Henry's VIII's first wife, and the tempestuous Caroline of Brunswick, the mistreated wife of George IV, to the present fairy-tale, headline-catching Princess, their stories are told with insight and compassion.


Hops and Glory

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Hops and Glory

Author: Pete Brown

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230740472

Genre: Cooking

Page: 356

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Book Summary: The original India Pale Ale was pure gold in a glass; a semi-mythical beer specially invented, in the 19th century, to travel halfway around the world, through storms and tropical sunshine, and arrive in perfect condition for a long, cold drink on an Indian verandah. But although you can still buy beers with ‘IPA’ on the label they are, to be frank, a pale imitation of the original. For the first time in 140 years, a keg of Burton IPA has been brewed with the original recipe for a voyage to India by canal and tall ship, around the Cape of Good Hope; and the man carrying it is the award-winning Pete Brown, Britain’s best beer write. Brazilian pirates and Iranian customs officials lie ahead, but will he even make it that far, have fallen in the canal just a few miles out of Burton? And if Pete does make it to the other side of the world with ‘Barry’ the barrel, one question remains: what will the real IPA taste like? Weaving first-class travel writing with assured comedy, Hops and Glory is both a rollicking, raucous history of the Raj and a wonderfully entertaining, groundbreaking experiment to recreate the finest beer ever produced.


The Distilleries of Vancouver Island

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The Distilleries of Vancouver Island

Author: Marianne Scott

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1771513357

Genre: Cooking

Page: 312

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Book Summary: A guided tour that highlights the recent evolution of the 21 craft and artisan distilleries that have sprung up on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. In the past five years the number of craft and artisan distilleries on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands has more than doubled. A change in the provincial liquor laws in 2013 made small-batch distilling a viable business and with this alternative to high-volume, mass-market liquor comes a focus on local ingredients and distinctive flavours. From relative veterans like Merridale and Sheringham, to the newest stills on the block, you'll meet a group of entrepreneurs unbound by traditional liquor-making rules who are creating vodkas, gins, whiskeys, and liqueurs with their own unique characteristics, using a wide range of grains, fruit, botanicals, peat smoke, seaweed, and spices. Craft-spirits enthusiast Marianne Scott introduces readers to the methods distillers use to develop their spirits, how they learned their craft, the products they make, and the recognition they've garnered. With an introduction on the history of spirit making and the process of distilling, a glossary of common distilling terms, cocktail recipes inspired by each distillery's products, and a map to help you organize your ideal tasting tour, Vancouver Island's Spirits has everything you need to jump into the region's burgeoning craft-spirits scene.


Explorer's Guide South Florida: Includes Sarasota, Naples, Miami & the Florida Keys (Second Edition)

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Explorer's Guide South Florida: Includes Sarasota, Naples, Miami & the Florida Keys (Second Edition)

Author: Sandra Friend,Trish Riley,Kathy Wolf

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581579020

Genre: Travel

Page: 528

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Book Summary: This completely revised second edition of the definitive South Florida guidebook offers coverage of Tampa, the Gulf Coast, South Beach, Miami, and the Keys. In diverse, exciting South Florida you might catch a glimpse of an endangered Florida panther in a nature preserve in the morning and visit a four-star restaurant and world-class nightclub that evening. This rich destination welcomes visitors from all over the world with its vibrant arts communities and multicultural historic sites, luxurious seaside resorts and lush forests, and some of the best fishing and diving in the United States. With cattle ranches and citrus groves all the way down to the mighty swamps of the Everglades and Big Cypress there are endless opportunities for exploration and discovery for singles, couples, and families. From eco-friendly establishments and environmental information about the region to its trendy nightlife, out-of-the-way attractions, and best beach hotels, Explorer’s Guide South Florida is a thorough introduction to an alluring place that tourists as well as locals simply shouldn’t miss. Detailed maps, an index, an alphabetical “What’s Where” subject guide, and helpful icons that highlight places that offer special value, are pet-, gay-, and family-friendly, and are wheelchair accessible round out this incredible resource, your perfect travel companion.


The Portable Writers Conference

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The Portable Writers Conference

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 1610351126

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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Book Summary: More than 45 agent, editor, and author-written chapters--called workshops in the book--provide instruction on the writing craft and the business of getting published.


Understanding the Universe

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Understanding the Universe

Author: Don Lincoln

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814338117

Genre: Science

Page: 592

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Book Summary: ' The Big Bang, the birth of the universe, was a singular event. All of the matter of the universe was concentrated at a single point, with temperatures so high that even the familiar protons and neutrons of atoms did not yet exist, but rather were replaced by a swirling maelstrom of energy, matter and antimatter. Exotic quarks and leptons flickered briefly into existence, before merging back into the energy sea. This book explains the fascinating world of quarks and leptons and the forces that govern their behavior. Told from an experimental physicist's perspective, it forgoes mathematical complexity, using instead particularly accessible figures and apt analogies. In addition to the story of quarks and leptons, which are regarded as well-accepted fact, the author who is a leading researcher at the world's highest energy particle physics laboratory also discusses mysteries on both the experimental and theoretical frontier, before tying it all together with the exciting field of cosmology and indeed the birth of the universe itself. The text spans the tiny world of the quark to the depths of the universe with exceptional clarity. The casual student of science will appreciate the careful distinction between what is known (quarks, leptons and antimatter), what is suspected (Higgs bosons, neutrino oscillations and the reason why the universe has so little antimatter) and what is merely dreamed (supersymmetry, superstrings and extra dimensions). Included is an unprecedented chapter explaining the accelerators and detectors of modern particle physics experiments. The chapter discussing the hunt for the Higgs boson, currently consuming the efforts of nearly 1000 physicists, lends drama that only big-stakes science can give. Understanding the Universe leaves the reader with a deep appreciation of the fascinating particle realm and just how much it determines the rich beauty of our universe. Contents:Early HistoryThe Path to Knowledge (History of Particle Physics)Quarks and LeptonsForces: What Holds It All TogetherHunting for the HiggsAccelerators and Detectors: Tools of the TradeNear Term MysteriesExotic Physics (The Next Frontier)Recreating the Universe 10,000,000 Times a SecondEpilogue: Why Do We Do It? Readership: Students, scientists and lay people. Keywords:Particle Physics;Cosmology;Popular Science;Accelerators;DetectorsReviews: “Understanding nature's fundamental particles is part of the grand quest of understanding the universe. Don Lincoln never lets us forget that on this journey from quarks to the cosmos! The spirit of Leucippus of Miletus and Democritus of Abdera is still alive in Don of Batavia … There are many books on fundamental particle physics written for the general public. Most do a marvelous job of conveying what we know. Don Lincoln does more than tell us what we know; he tells us how we know it, and even more importantly, why we want to know it!” Edward (Rocky) Kolb Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Chicago “… this is an account of particle physics by a person in the trenches, and there are many instances where the feel for doing particle physics comes through strongly … Lincoln has a good ability to make difficult concepts accessible through analogy, and uses this technique repeatedly … What this book brings of particular value is its discussion of HOW one learns the stuff that is summarized about particles and cosmology (the way that accelerators and experiments work), and something of the excitement of the chase … Lincoln's book sets down the main ideas in chatty and engaging style that goes a long way to making the subject appealing and accessible.” Paul Grannis Professor of Physics State University of New York, Stony Brook “Don Lincoln's book, Understanding the Universe, is an exciting description of what we know, and what we would like to know about the worlds of fundamental particles, astrophysics, and cosmology. The book is not only for students of physics or astronomy in high school or in the first years of college, it is for every non-scientist who would like to learn about the universe. The writing is clear and the diagrams are very helpful. This is the book to go to for a first explanation of subjects from the Higgs particle to early-universe inflation. And there are also short historical sections that are fascinating.” Martin Perl Nobel Laureate in Physics “The Universe, and the things it is made of, can be studied and understood by us, humble humans … This big adventure is notoriously difficult to explain to the layman, but Don Lincoln, a physicist at Fermilab near Chicago, has done a marvelous job. Being an experimentalist, he gives particularly colorful descriptions of numerous experiments, interspersed with humorous comments and anecdotes … This makes his book, ‘Understanding the Universe’, easy and pleasant reading.” Gerardus 't Hooft Nobel Laureate in Physics “Lincoln has an infectious love for physics … (and) demonstrates a humorous writing style that successfully engages the reader.” Publishers Weekly “The author is well equipped to write a book on the topic … It is not light reading, but worth the effort … Lincoln is careful to distinguish between what is known versus what is merely dreamed.” Mensa Bulletin “A veteran of many popular talks on physics, (Lincoln) charmingly relates the tale of humankind's almost insatiable curiosity about the ultimate nature of nature and the quest to determine the basic particles of matter. His style is engaging and obviously directed to informed lay readers, but the more scientifically minded will find it equally appealing … If digested with the notion that this topic is presented in a broad swath, both historically and scientifically, and not meant to be definitive, the work offers readers an appreciation of the investigative procedure, the accumulated body of research, and the people who did the investigating.” Library Journal “Don Lincoln, an experimentalist on DZero at Fermilab, motivates his tale of the development of particle physics, from its origins to its current state, almost entirely by experiments, a refreshing alternative to the usual theoretical treatments. Rather than posing thought experiments, Lincoln describes real experiments that have led to deeper questions and the consequent progress of particle physics … With his light and easy-to-read style, Lincoln's humor and personal tales do much to convey the flavor of modern particle physics research — a picture that is not often painted so realistically in other popular physics books. The content is more complicated than in most similar books, but this is a virtue for its intended audience, as it allows for greater depth.” Symmetry “Lincoln … helps explain, as the foreword writer (a theoretical cosmologist) puts it: ‘… what compels scientists to work for years on the world's most complicated experiments …’ After declaring physics the most interesting science and overviewing its scope for a general audience, he traces the history of what is known/theorized in the field up to ‘exotic physics’ (i.e., the next frontier). Chapters begin with quotes and include down-to-earth explanations.” Book News, Inc. “Knowledgeably written … ‘Understanding the Universe’ provides the nonspecialist general reader with a fascinating and informative introduction to the complex world of quarks, leptons, and the forces that govern particle physics. Written especially to introduce lay readers to subatomic mysteries, (the book) discusses the Big Bang, known and proven theories, suspected hypotheses that have yet to be firmly established, cutting-edge discussions of modern particle physics experiments, and much more. Black-and-white diagrams help illustrate the amazing ideas presented with a minimum of mathematics and a maximum of awe.” Midwest Book Review “Don Lincoln takes us on a rollicking tour of the universe: The reader finds out what we particle physicists understand about it, how we arrived at that understanding and where we think we're going next with our research … Lincoln enlivens the landscape with fresh details, irreverent (yet never unkind) remarks on the cast of characters, and explanations that are homey, humorous and often completely original … In his epilogue Lincoln addresses explicitly the question of why particle physicists ask why … the real reason we do research is simply this: It's tremendously fun to figure the universe out.” American Scientist “… Lincoln offers lay readers a complete tour of particle physics …(he) writes very well, using a mixture of humor, history and analogies as well basic scientific explanations … (and) does a particularly good job of covering the full gamut of particle physics.” Choice “This book is addressed to the curious layman, with only a murky recollection of school physics, who wants to know how far mankind has gone in understanding the world around us … It is an excellent reference for any scientist who is occasionally unsure how best to explain a particular physics concept to a non-specialist audience … his understanding and explanations of complex phenomena are excellent and the book strikes a balance between depth and accessibility.” CERN Courier '


Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe 2012

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Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe 2012

Author: Wayne C. Thompson

Publisher: Stryker Post

ISBN: 161048892X

Genre: Reference

Page: 568

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Book Summary: This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present. It is broken down into individual chapters on each country dealing with its geography, people, history, political system, constitution, parliament, decentralization and states if a federation, parties, political leaders and elections. There are also sections on foreign and defense policy, economy, culture, future and a lengthy bibliography.


Cosmic Society

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Cosmic Society

Author: Peter Dickens,James S. Ormrod

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113418980X

Genre: Social Science

Page: 233

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Book Summary: Space weaponry, satellite surveillance and communications, and private space travel are all means in which outer space is being humanized: incorporated into society’s projects. But what are the political implications of society not only being globalized, but becoming ‘cosmic’? Our ideas about society have long affected, and been affected by, our understanding of the universe: large sections of our economy and society are now organized around humanity’s use of outer space. Our view of the universe, our increasingly ‘cosmic’ society, and even human consciousness are being transformed by new relations with the cosmos. As the first sociological book to tackle humanity’s relationship with the universe, this fascinating volume links social theory to classical and contemporary science, and proposes a new ‘cosmic’ social theory. Written in a punchy, student-friendly style, this timely book engages with a range of topical issues, including cyberspace, terrorism, tourism, surveillance and globalization.


DK Eyewitness Myanmar (Burma)

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DK Eyewitness Myanmar (Burma)

Author: DK Eyewitness

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0744023505

Genre: Travel

Page: 256

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Book Summary: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Myanmar (Burma) will lead you straight to the best attractions this beautiful country has to offer. Explore Myanmar's mesmerizing temples, miles of pristine beaches, and welcoming culture. Experience Yangon and Mandalay, and cruise on the Ayeyarwady River-all just a short flight from Bangkok. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Myanmar (Burma). Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. Area maps marked with sights. Detailed city maps include street finder indexes for easy navigation. Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Myanmar (Burma) truly shows you this country as no one else can. Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more. DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.


Explorer's Guide Ozarks: Includes Branson, Springfield & Northwest Arkansas (Second Edition)

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Explorer's Guide Ozarks: Includes Branson, Springfield & Northwest Arkansas (Second Edition)

Author: Ron W. Marr

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581577907

Genre: Travel

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Book Summary: This in-depth, native’s-eye view of this varied region, which sprawls from Missouri to Arkansas, gives travelers the best of the Ozarks. The Ozarks has become the destination of choice for music lovers seeking bluegrass jams or classical , foodies of all stripes looking for down-home rib shacks or 5-star cuisine, culture mavens searching out the gems of Branson, and outdoor enthusiasts gliding along lazy rivers snaking among the rolling hills which make this area so beautiful. This in-depth, native's-eye-guide to this varied region sprawling from Missouri to Arkansas will give travelers the best of the Ozarks, flavoring discriminating information with anecdotes and historical facts.