Smart Partners

Author: Jim Burba and Bob Hayes

Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1590793765

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8369

Nature Unbound

"Conservation, Capitalism and the Future of Protected Areas"

Author: Dan Brockington,Rosaleen Duffy,Jim Igoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136560564

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 5718

This groundbreaking volume is the first comprehensive, critical examination of the rise of protected areas and their current social and economic position in our world. It examines the social impacts of protected areas, the conflicts that surround them, the alternatives to them and the conceptual categories they impose. The book explores key debates on devolution, participation and democracy; the role and uniqueness of indigenous peoples and other local communities; institutions and resource management; hegemony, myth and symbolic power in conservation success stories; tourism, poverty and conservation; and the transformation of social and material relations which community conservation entails. For conservation practitioners and protected area professionals not accustomed to criticisms of their work, or students new to this complex field, the book will provide an understanding of the history and current state of affairs in the rise of protected areas. It introduces the concepts, theories and writers on which critiques of conservation have been built, and provides the means by which practitioners can understand problems with which they are wrestling. For advanced researchers the book will present a critique of the current debates on protected areas and provide a host of jumping off points for an array of research avenues

Disney A to Z

the updated official encyclopedia

Author: Dave Smith

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 633

View: 6528

Thousands of entries and hundreds of photographs combine to provide a comprehensive reference to the world of Disney, providing coverage of the history of Disney, park attractions, television shows, songs, animated features and shorts, and films

Shell Game

Author: Melissa Crandall

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743420144

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4313

Shell Game While on the routine mission to retrieve a research drone for recycling, the U.S.S. Enterprise™ encounters a Romulan space station adrift within Federation borders. Exploring the lifeless station, the crew finds ghostly apparitions flitting at the edges of sight. Soon the U.S.S. Enterprise is also inexplicably without power. Captain Kirk and his crew must now solve the mystery of the strange apparitions before the Starship suffers the station's fate. The situation becomes desperate when a Romulan warship arrives looking for the station, and the Romulan Commander accuses the Federation of treachery. Before Captain Kirk can save the Starship Enterprise from complete destruction, he must avoid becoming drawn into a deadly shell game -- a game that will leave no winners and no survivors...

The Babe Ruth Deception

Author: David O. Stewart

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496702018

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 874

As the Roaring Twenties get under way, corruption seems everywhere--from the bootleggers flouting Prohibition to the cherished heroes of the American Pastime now tarnished by scandal. Swept up in the maelstrom are Dr. Jamie Fraser and Speed Cook... Babe Ruth, the Sultan of Swat, is having a record-breaking season in his first year as a New York Yankee. In 1920, he will hit more home runs than any other team in the American League. Larger than life on the ball field and off, Ruth is about to discover what the Chicago White Sox players accused of throwing the 1919 World Series are learning--baseball heroes are not invulnerable to scandal. With suspicion in the air, Ruth’s 1918 World Series win for the Boston Red Sox is now being questioned. Under scrutiny by the new baseball commissioner and enmeshed with gambling kingpin Arnold Rothstein, Ruth turns for help to Speed Cook--a former professional ballplayer himself before the game was segregated and now a promoter of Negro baseball--who’s familiar with the dirty underside of the sport. Cook in turn enlists the help of Dr. Jamie Fraser, whose wife Eliza is coproducing a silent film starring the Yankee outfielder. Restraint does not come easily to the reckless Ruth, but the Frasers try to keep him in line while Cook digs around. As all this plays out, Cook’s son Joshua and Fraser’s daughter Violet are brought together by a shocking tragedy. But an interracial relationship in 1920 feels as dangerous as a public scandal--even more so because Joshua is heavily involved in bootlegging. Trying to protect Ruth and their own children, Fraser and Cook find themselves playing a dangerous game. Once again masterfully blending fact and fiction, David O. Stewart delivers a nail-biting historical mystery that captures an era unlike any America has seen before or since in all its moral complexity and dizzying excitement. Praise for David O. Stewart’s Historical Mysteries: “Terrific…The book’s fun part is its name game, as familiar historic figures mingle with made-up characters…The storyline’s dangling threads are braided into a tight, clever finish, worthy of a vintage spy caper or 007’s own playbook. Now which president will Stewart select for his next escapade” --The Washington Post on The Wilson Deception “This fast-paced and smartly researched first novel is astonishingly good, complete with sharp and colorful characters, nicely drawn by Stewart, who in his other self is a lawyer-turned-historian.” --Bloomberg News on The Lincoln Deception “Dense with detail and intrigue, making a hearty read for conspiracy addicts.” --Library Journalon The Lincoln Deception “Stewart deftly depicts the mood of an era and the colorful figures who shaped it.” --Publishers Weekly on The Wilson Deception

Ever After High: Briar Beauty's Story

Author: Shannon Hale

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316280283

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 5

View: 6143

Join Briar Beauty, daughter of Sleeping Beauty, as she taps into her adventurous spirit to investigate and track down mischievous thieves who are causing trouble around the castle. Read all about it in this exclusive Ever After High short story by Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale.

The 4-Hour Work Week

Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446490599

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 1829

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it's not all about work Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan - there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: * How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week * How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want * How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs * How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist * How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent 'mini-retirements'. This new updated and expanded edition includes: More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point * Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal * How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times * The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.

Photography in Argentina

Contradiction and Continuity

Author: Idurre Alonso,Judith Keller

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606065327

Category: Photography

Page: 344

View: 6191

From its independence in 1810 until the economic crisis of 2001, Argentina has been seen, in the national and international collective imaginary, as a modern country with a powerful economic system, a massive European immigrant population, an especially strong middle class, and an almost nonexistent indigenous culture. In some ways, the early history of Argentina strongly resembles that of the United States, with its march to the prairies and frontier ideology, the image of the cowboy as a national symbol (equivalent to the Argentine gaucho), the importance of the immigrant population, and the advanced and liberal ideas of the founding fathers. But did Argentine history truly follow a linear path toward modernization? How did photography help shape or deconstruct notions associated with Argentina? Photography in Argentina examines the complexities of this country’s history, stressing the heterogeneity of its realities, and especially the power of constructed pho-tographic images—that is, the practice of altering reality for artistic expression, an important vein in Argentine photography. Influential specialists from Argentina have contributed essays on various topics, such as the shaping of national myths, the adaptation of gesture as related to the “disappeared” during the dictatorship period, the role of contemporary photography in the context of recent sociopolitical events, and the reinterpreting of traditional notions of documentary photography in Argentina and the rest of Latin America.

Conservation of Caribbean Island Herpetofaunas Volume 1: Conservation Biology and the Wider Caribbean

Author: Adrian Hailey,Byron Wilson,Julia Horrocks

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183957

Category: Science

Page: 227

View: 2779

Most of the islands of the Caribbean have long histories of herpetological exploration and discovery, and even longer histories of human-mediated environmental degradation. Collectively, they constitute a major biodiversity hotspot – a region rich in endemic species that are threatened with extinction. This two-volume series documents the existing status of herpetofaunas (including sea turtles) of the Caribbean, and highlights conservation needs and efforts. Previous contributions to West Indian herpetology have focused on taxonomy, ecology and evolution, particularly of lizards. This series provides a unique and timely review of the status and conservation of all groups of amphibians and reptiles in the region. This volume introduces the issues particularly affecting Caribbean herpetofaunas, and gives an overview of evolutionary and taxonomic patterns influencing their conservation.

Flicky Mickey

Silly Spook!

Author: David Cox

Publisher: Ladybird Books

ISBN: 9780721479484

Category: Mickey Mouse (Fictitious character)

Page: 96

View: 3079

Tomart's 6th Edition DISNEYANA Guide to Pin Trading

Author: Tom Tumbusch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780914293712

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 5349

Everything in this Volume is different from Volume I, except for Hidden Mickey Cast Lanyard pins which appear in a new section. This volume covers U.S. Disney theme parks and Cruise Lines from the Spring of 2007 through the first quarter of 2012. New sections include mystery sets, a section on pins issued at both parks, D23, and the Walt Disney Family Museum. The Disney Store, Paris Disneyland, and Tokyo theme parks have also returned. The new guide is full color as was Volume I which covered pins issued from 1930 to Spring 2007. The new guide updates five years worth of new pins filling 160 pages. Each pin has edition size and a value code. The Table of Contents has been expanded for greater ease in finding a pin of interest. It turned out to be a larger book than originally anticipated, but if you loved Volume I you should really like Volume II.

Design

Author: Bob Gurr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615553740

Category: Amusement parks

Page: 200

View: 1346

Behind the scenes stories of how Theme Park Attractions and Entertainment Spectaculars were designed by Imagineering Legend Bob Gurr during a 42 year career.

Becoming the Boss

New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

Author: Lindsey Pollak

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062323326

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 629

The author of Getting from College to Career reinvents the concept of management for a new generation, offering a fresh and relevant approach to career success that shows them how to make the next step: becoming a leader. We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will last for decades. Written exclusively for Gen Y readers to address their unique needs, Becoming the Boss is a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips, from an expert they respect and relate to. Lindsey Pollak defines what leadership is and draws on original research, her own extensive experience, and interviews with newly minted Gen Y managers and entrepreneurs around the world to share the secrets of what makes them successful leaders—and shows young professionals how to use that knowledge to rise in their own careers. From learning to develop a style that appeals to your older colleagues, to discovering the key trends affecting your career, to mastering the classic rules of excellence that never go out of style, Becoming the Boss helps you identify your next professional move and shows you how to get there.

Ding

The Life of Jay Norwood Darling

Author: David L. Lendt,Jay Norwood Darling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780944266298

Category: Art

Page: 196

View: 6511

Disney Facts Revealed

Answers to Fans Curious Questions

Author: Dave Smith

Publisher: Disney Editions

ISBN: 9781484742020

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 2096

Dave Smith, the retired Chief Archivist of The Walt Disney Company, has continued his "Ask Dave" column through the D23 website. In recent years, questions have gotten more interesting and difficult for Dave to answer, as the more common answers can now be found online. Now with another critical mass of about 1,100 new Disney trivia Q&A, Dave is ready to assemble his second volume, Disney Facts Revealed. Divided into chapters covering a specific aspect of Disney history-including Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney films, Disney television, Disney characters, Disney collectibles, and more-many of the questions lead Dave to fascinating information that has not been published elsewhere.

The Quotable Walt Disney

Author: Disney Book Group

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1484747895

Category: Reference

Page: 263

View: 7120

Walt Disney's animated characters moved across the silver screen with the grace of fine actors. His vision revolutionized everything from television to theme parks. But this book is perhaps the preeminent aspect of his legacy - his philosophies and his dreams. Each anecdote lends sometimes simple, sometimes profound observations on life and all of its triumphs and defeats. The quotes in this charming volume range from the well known to the obscure. Within the pages of Quotable Walt Disney are anecdotes that not only teach important lessons but also illuminate one of America's greatest creative geniuses. It is the perfect book to uplift, enlighten, and inspire.

Protected Areas, the Tourist Bubble and Regional Economic Development

Two Case Studies from Mexico and Morocco

Author: Julius Arnegger

Publisher: Wurzburg University Press

ISBN: 9783958260009

Category:

Page: 248

View: 9355

Wurzburger Geographische Arbeiten Based on demand-side surveys and income multipliers, this study analyzes the structure and economic importance of tourism in two highly frequented protected areas, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve in Mexico (SKBR) and the Souss-Massa National Park (SMNP) in Morocco. With regional income effects of approximately 1 million USD (SKBR) and approximately 1.9 million USD (SMNP), both the SKBR and the SMNP play important roles for the regional economies in underdeveloped rural regions. Visitor structures are heterogeneous: with regard to planning and marketing of nature-based tourism, protected area managers and political decision-takers are advised put a stronger focus on ecologically and economically attractive visitor groups.

Mousejunkies!

More Tips, Tales, and Tricks for a Disney World Fix: All You Need to Know for a Perfect Vacation

Author: Bill Burke

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1609521021

Category: Travel

Page: 350

View: 2687

A guidebook with a decidedly different approach, “Mousejunkies! 3rd Edition” is a collection of humorous travelogues and insider how-to secrets compiled after scores of trips to Walt Disney World. The book draws on the insights of a panel of Disney fanatics — The Mousejunkies — following dozens of personal vacations, trade shows and press trips in recent years. This third edition brings everything up to date with countless new tips, tricks, and tales. “Mousejunkies!” provides tips and travel plans told through personal accounts – something that sets it apart from all the other guides. All of the most important topics are covered: When to go, where to stay, what to do and where to eat. But readers will also learn Zen and the art of not melting down under the Florida sun, how to extract your family from Fantasmic with your sanity intact, where to catch a mid-afternoon catnap in the theme parks, and even how wrong things go when Epcrotch strikes. “Mousejunkies!” is more than one travel writer’s experiences at one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. The Mousejunkies are a group of seemingly well-adjusted adults who have found themselves inexplicably drawn to Walt Disney World, again and again. Each has taken his or her own path, finding their way separately. When the smoke cleared, the group found itself back in reality, staring at one another over a pile of discarded annual passes and a useless collection of novelty hats. The stories - wry, humorous and told with an affection gained through years of Disney addiction - paint vivid portraits of a creatively engineered world, where unexpected surprises create lasting memories. The tips – valuable information designed to help readers get more out of their vacations – are told with a sly wink and the desire to share the secrets that make trips to central Florida more memorable. From touring plans to tongue-in-cheek reviews of the theme parks’ restrooms, “Mousejunkies!” provides readers with useful information couched in obsessively-detailed narrative with a humorous touch.