Pdf ebook: Virtual Voyages

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Summary: Virtual Voyages illuminates the pivotal role of travelogues within the history of cinema. The travelogue dominated the early cinema period from 1895 to 190

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  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822387948
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 312
  • Language: English
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Description: Virtual Voyages illuminates the pivotal role of travelogues within the history of cinema. The travelogue dominated the early cinema period from 1895 to 1905, was central to the consolidation of documentary in the 1910s and 1920s, proliferated in the postwar era of 16mm distribution, and today continues to flourish in IMAX theaters and a host of non-theatrical venues. It is not only the first chapter in the history of documentary but also a key element of ethnographic film, home movies, and fiction films. In this collection, leading film scholars trace the intersection of technology and ideology in representations of travel across a wide variety of cinematic forms. In so doing, they demonstrate how attention to the role of travel imagery in film blurs distinctions between genres and heightens awareness of cinema as a technology for moving through space and time, of cinema itself as a mode of travel. Some contributors take a broad view of travelogues by examining the colonial and imperial perspectives embodied in early travel films, the sensation of movement that those films evoked, and the role of live presentations such as lectures in our understanding of travelogues. Other essays are focused on specific films, figures, and technologies, including early travelogues encouraging Americans to move to the West; the making and reception of the documentary Grass (1925), shot on location in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran; the role of travel imagery in 1930s Hollywood cinema; the late-twentieth-century 16mm illustrated-lecture industry; and the panoramic possibilities presented by IMAX technologies. Together the essays provide a nuanced appreciation of how, through their representations of travel, filmmakers actively produce the worlds they depict. Contributors. Rick Altman, Paula Amad, Dana Benelli, Peter J. Bloom, Alison Griffiths, Tom Gunning, Hamid Naficy, Jennifer Lynn Peterson, Lauren Rabinovitz, Jeffrey Ruoff, Alexandra Schneider, Amy J. Staples


Pdf ebook: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

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Summary: Doctor Dolittle takes on an apprentice, Tommy Stubbins, as they set out to find Long Arrow, the world's greatest naturalist. Their quest takes them to the

  • Author : Hugh Lofting
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1775415252
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 424
  • Language: English
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Description: Doctor Dolittle takes on an apprentice, Tommy Stubbins, as they set out to find Long Arrow, the world's greatest naturalist. Their quest takes them to the Mediterranean, to South America, deep under the sea, and even to a floating island. This second Dolittle book by Hugh Lofting won the Newbery Medal in 1923.


Pdf ebook: CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel

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Summary: THE ESSENTIAL WORK IN TRAVEL MEDICINE -- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2018 As unprecedented numbers of travelers cross international borders each day, the ne

  • Author : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190628634
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 672
  • Language: English
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Description: THE ESSENTIAL WORK IN TRAVEL MEDICINE -- NOW COMPLETELY UPDATED FOR 2018 As unprecedented numbers of travelers cross international borders each day, the need for up-to-date, practical information about the health challenges posed by travel has never been greater. For both international travelers and the health professionals who care for them, the CDC Yellow Book 2018: Health Information for International Travel is the definitive guide to staying safe and healthy anywhere in the world. The fully revised and updated 2018 edition codifies the U.S. government's most current health guidelines and information for international travelers, including pretravel vaccine recommendations, destination-specific health advice, and easy-to-reference maps, tables, and charts. The 2018 Yellow Book also addresses the needs of specific types of travelers, with dedicated sections on: · Precautions for pregnant travelers, immunocompromised travelers, and travelers with disabilities · Special considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees · Practical tips for last-minute or resource-limited travelers · Advice for air crews, humanitarian workers, missionaries, and others who provide care and support overseas Authored by a team of the world's most esteemed travel medicine experts, the Yellow Book is an essential resource for travelers -- and the clinicians overseeing their care -- at home and abroad.


Pdf ebook: The Elements of Computing Systems

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Summary: A textbook with a hands-on approach that leads students through the gradual construction of a complete and working computer system including the hardware p

  • Author : Noam Nisan,Shimon Schocken
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262257920
  • Genre: Computers
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • Language: English
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Description: A textbook with a hands-on approach that leads students through the gradual construction of a complete and working computer system including the hardware platform and the software hierarchy. In the early days of computer science, the interactions of hardware, software, compilers, and operating system were simple enough to allow students to see an overall picture of how computers worked. With the increasing complexity of computer technology and the resulting specialization of knowledge, such clarity is often lost. Unlike other texts that cover only one aspect of the field, The Elements of Computing Systems gives students an integrated and rigorous picture of applied computer science, as its comes to play in the construction of a simple yet powerful computer system. Indeed, the best way to understand how computers work is to build one from scratch, and this textbook leads students through twelve chapters and projects that gradually build a basic hardware platform and a modern software hierarchy from the ground up. In the process, the students gain hands-on knowledge of hardware architecture, operating systems, programming languages, compilers, data structures, algorithms, and software engineering. Using this constructive approach, the book exposes a significant body of computer science knowledge and demonstrates how theoretical and applied techniques taught in other courses fit into the overall picture. Designed to support one- or two-semester courses, the book is based on an abstraction-implementation paradigm; each chapter presents a key hardware or software abstraction, a proposed implementation that makes it concrete, and an actual project. The emerging computer system can be built by following the chapters, although this is only one option, since the projects are self-contained and can be done or skipped in any order. All the computer science knowledge necessary for completing the projects is embedded in the book, the only pre-requisite being a programming experience. The book's web site provides all tools and materials necessary to build all the hardware and software systems described in the text, including two hundred test programs for the twelve projects. The projects and systems can be modified to meet various teaching needs, and all the supplied software is open-source.


Pdf ebook: CDC Yellow Book 2020

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Summary: The definitive reference for travel medicine, updated for 2020! "A beloved travel must-have for the intrepid wanderer." -Publishers Weekly "A truly excelle

  • Author : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190928948
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 704
  • Language: English
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Description: The definitive reference for travel medicine, updated for 2020! "A beloved travel must-have for the intrepid wanderer." -Publishers Weekly "A truly excellent and comprehensive resource." -Journal of Hospital Infection The CDC Yellow Book offers everything travelers and healthcare providers need to know for safe and healthy travel abroad. This 2020 edition includes: · Country-specific risk guidelines for yellow fever and malaria, including expert recommendations and 26 detailed, country-level maps · Detailed maps showing distribution of travel-related illnesses, including dengue, Japanese encephalitis, meningococcal meningitis, and schistosomiasis · Guidelines for self-treating common travel conditions, including altitude illness, jet lag, motion sickness, and travelers' diarrhea · Expert guidance on food and drink precautions to avoid illness, plus water-disinfection techniques for travel to remote destinations · Specialized guidelines for non-leisure travelers, study abroad, work-related travel, and travel to mass gatherings · Advice on medical tourism, complementary and integrative health approaches, and counterfeit drugs · Updated guidance for pre-travel consultations · Advice for obtaining healthcare abroad, including guidance on different types of travel insurance · Health insights around 15 popular tourist destinations and itineraries · Recommendations for traveling with infants and children · Advising travelers with specific needs, including those with chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems, health care workers, humanitarian aid workers, long-term travelers and expatriates, and last-minute travelers · Considerations for newly arrived adoptees, immigrants, and refugees Long the most trusted book of its kind, the CDC Yellow Book is an essential resource in an ever-changing field -- and an ever-changing world.


Pdf ebook: Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

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Summary: The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants reven

  • Author : Suzanne Collins
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780545317801
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss Everdeen. The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!


Pdf ebook: Journey to the Center of the Earth

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Summary: As one of the many installments in Jules Verne’s Voyage Extraordinaire series, Journey to the Center of the Earth promises high stakes and thrilling adve

  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513275437
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 212
  • Language: English
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Description: As one of the many installments in Jules Verne’s Voyage Extraordinaire series, Journey to the Center of the Earth promises high stakes and thrilling adventure. When Professor Otto Lidenbrock bought an ancient runic manuscript, which chronicles the lives of Norwegian Kings, he did not expect to learn of anything but the history of Icelandic leaders. However, upon further inspection, Lidenbrock and his nephew, Axel, find that the manuscript includes a coded message written by a 16th century alchemist. After rigorous translating and decoding, Axel and Lidenbrock discover the content of the note, in which the author reveals that it is possible to travel to the center of the Earth through volcanic passages. When Lidenbrock heard the news, he immediately started preparations to start the journey, though Axel was skeptical. When Lidenbrock’s will proves to be more powerful than his nephew’s doubt, the two decide to make the journey, recruiting an Icelandic tour guide named Hans on the way. As the three men make their way to inactive volcanic tubes, they embark on a high-stake adventure, facing dangers of cave-ins, subpolar tornados, an underground ocean and prehistoric creatures. The three men stay strong in their adventure, knowing the risky journey promises superior knowledge and acclaim, granted that they make it out alive. With the combination of science fiction and the adventure genre, Jules Verne created a novel that captures the attention of his audience. Originally published in 1864, Journey to the Center of the Earth still provides modern readers with entertainment and insight with its detailed and imaginative prose. Journey to the Center of the Earth can be read independently or as a companion to the other titles of Jules Verne’s critically acclaimed series, Voyage Extraordinaire. This edition of Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne now features an eye-catching cover design and is printed in a stylish and readable font, crafting an assessible and pleasant reading experience for modern audiences.


Pdf ebook: Breaking Dawn

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Summary: In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolv

  • Author : Stephenie Meyer
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316032832
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 768
  • Language: English
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Description: In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times


Pdf ebook: Mr. Popper's Penguins

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Summary: Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How

  • Author : Richard Atwater,Florence Atwater
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453227865
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 140
  • Language: English
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Description: Mr. Popper and his family have penguins in the fridge and an ice rink in the basement in this hilarious Newbery Honor book that inspired the hit movie! How many penguins in the house is too many? Mr. Popper is a humble house painter living in Stillwater who dreams of faraway places like the South Pole. When an explorer responds to his letter by sending him a penguin named Captain Cook, Mr. Popper and his family’s lives change forever. Soon one penguin becomes twelve, and the Poppers must set out on their own adventure to preserve their home. First published in 1938, Mr. Popper’s Penguins is a classic tale that has enchanted young readers for generations. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richard and Florence Atwater including rare photos from the authors’ estate.


Pdf ebook: Structure As Architecture

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Summary: Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design prin

  • Author : Andrew Charleson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136361391
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: Structure As Architecture provides readers with an accessible insight into the relationship between structure and architecture, focusing on the design principles that relate to both fields. Over one hundred case studies of contemporary buildings from countries across the globe including the UK, the US, France, Germany, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia are interspersed throughout the book. The author has visited and photographed each of these examples and analyzed them to show how structure plays a significant architectural role, as well as bearing loads. This is a highly illustrated sourcebook, providing a new insight into the role of structure, and discussing the point where the technical and the aesthetic meet to create the discipline of ‘architecture’.


Pdf ebook: Contemporary Asian Artistic Expressions and Tourism

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Summary: This book explores the relationship between tourism/tourists and expressions of contemporary Asian art (for example, artists, objects, intangible artistic

  • Author : Paolo Mura,Keith Kay Hin Tan,Chun Wei Choy
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 9811543356
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: This book explores the relationship between tourism/tourists and expressions of contemporary Asian art (for example, artists, objects, intangible artistic productions, digital manifestations, etc) in Asian and non-Asian tourist spaces/experiences. Although the nexus between art and tourism has not been neglected in the literature, work on contemporary art and tourism is lacking, and this is particularly true within the context of non-Western societies. This volume creates a timely counterpoint to the existing dominance of a Western-centric body of knowledge in the area. The book considers how encounters between tourists and expressions of Asian contemporary art may produce possibilities for challenging, re-evaluating or reasserting crystallized frames of understanding and, as such, is of value to a multi-disciplinary audience.


Pdf ebook: Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition

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Summary: Completely updated and revised, Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition covers the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, combining the latest kn

  • Author : Ross Dowling,Clare Weeden
  • Publisher: CABI
  • ISBN: 1780646089
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 621
  • Language: English
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Description: Completely updated and revised, Cruise Ship Tourism, 2nd Edition covers the economic, social and environmental impacts of cruising, combining the latest knowledge and research to provide a comprehensive account of the subject. Despite the industry growing rapidly, there is a substantial gap in the related literature, and this book addresses the key issues for researchers, students and industry professionals. A valuable 'one-stop-shop' for those interested in cruise ships and maritime tourism, this new edition from major names in the field is also an invaluable resource for anyone concerned more widely with tourism and business development.


Pdf ebook: 3D-Kino

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Summary: Dreidimensionales Kino ist im Trend: Internationale Filmfestivals eröffenen mit 3D-Filmen, große Filmproduktionen werden immer häufiger auch oder aussch

  • Author : Claudia Wegener,Jesko Jockenhövel,Mariann Gibbon
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3531941240
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 197
  • Language: English
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Description: Dreidimensionales Kino ist im Trend: Internationale Filmfestivals eröffenen mit 3D-Filmen, große Filmproduktionen werden immer häufiger auch oder ausschließlich dreidimensional umgesetzt, Gerätehersteller versuchen, den 3D-Markt im Bereich des Home-Entertainments zu erschließen. Das Buch nimmt die Perspektive des Publikums in den Blick und setzt sich mit dem Phänomen empirisch auseinander


Pdf ebook: Critical Infrastructure Risk Assessment

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Summary: As a manager or engineer have you ever been assigned a task to perform a risk assessment of one of your facilities or plant systems? What if you are an ins

  • Author : Ernie Hayden, MIPM, CISSP, CEH, GICSP(Gold), PSP
  • Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
  • ISBN: 1944480722
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 363
  • Language: English
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Description: As a manager or engineer have you ever been assigned a task to perform a risk assessment of one of your facilities or plant systems? What if you are an insurance inspector or corporate auditor? Do you know how to prepare yourself for the inspection, decided what to look for, and how to write your report? This is a handbook for junior and senior personnel alike on what constitutes critical infrastructure and risk and offers guides to the risk assessor on preparation, performance, and documentation of a risk assessment of a complex facility. This is a definite “must read” for consultants, plant managers, corporate risk managers, junior and senior engineers, and university students before they jump into their first technical assignment.


Pdf ebook: Zara's Witness

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Summary: ‘This Universe, Zara, is the creation of our several desires. It is the product of our energy in motion. And when our imagination flounders, we feel sapp

  • Author : Shubhrangshu Roy
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN: 9386832909
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 204
  • Language: English
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Description: ‘This Universe, Zara, is the creation of our several desires. It is the product of our energy in motion. And when our imagination flounders, we feel sapped of energy.’ Zara, enclosed in a plasma bubble, lands on the bank of the Ganges from the tongue of the glacier. She begins her life on the riverbank where the eternal question of ‘Who am I?’ drives her on a journey to the city where she reckons that she can find her purpose. But her voyage is not going to be an easy one as she confronts personal loss and materialistic pleasures. Zara’s Witness is a philosophical fantasy where Zara’s story is told through the four ashramas of life which guides a human towards fulfilment, happiness, and spiritual liberation. This book is aimed towards anyone who is trying to find their purpose in life. The extraordinary prose will transport you to Zara’s world, leave you spellbound, help you appreciate the finer nuances of life, and compel you to go on a journey of self-discovery and rumination.


Pdf ebook: Schaum's Outline of French Grammar

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Summary: Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. "This all-in-one-package includes more than 550 exercises with answe

  • Author : Mary Coffman Crocker
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
  • ISBN: 0071828990
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Number of Pages: 408
  • Language: English
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Description: Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately, there's Schaum's. "This all-in-one-package includes more than 550 exercises with answers to sharpen your French grammar skills. Plus, you will have access to 90 minutes of downloadable audio files for additional practice--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. Helpful tables and illustrations increase your understanding of the subject at hand. This Schaum's Outline gives you 578 practice exercises Easy-to-follow review of French grammar Support for all the major textbooks for French courses Free audio download for additional comprehension practice Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time--and get your best test scores!