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Doomsday Book

By Connie Willis
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  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Isbn : 0307784444
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
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Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit. For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin—barely of age herself—finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Praise for Doomsday Book “A stunning novel that encompasses both suffering and hope. . . . The best work yet from one of science fiction’s best writers.”—The Denver Post “Splendid work—brutal, gripping and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the normal science-fiction constituency.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The world of 1348 burns in the mind’s eye, and every character alive that year is a fully recognized being. . . . It becomes possible to feel . . . that Connie Willis did, in fact, over the five years Doomsday Book took her to write, open a window to another world, and that she saw something there.”—The Washington Post Book World

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  • File Pdf: handbook-on-transport-and-urban-transformation-in-china.pdf

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Since 1978, when China embarked on a new period of economic reforms and introduced open door policies, it has experienced a great urban transformation. The role of transport has proved indispensable in this unprecedented rapid urbanisation and economic growth. As the first research-focused book dedicated to this important topic, the Handbook on Transport and Urban Transformation in China offers new insight into the various opportunities and challenges brought by fast-paced motorization and urban development, and explores them in broad spatial-economic, environmental, social, and institutional dimensions.

Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management in Small and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises

By Toubes, Diego R.,Araújo-Vila, Noelia
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1799869989
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 514
  • File Pdf: risk-crisis-and-disaster-management-in-small-and-medium-sized-tourism-enterprises.pdf

Book Summary:

Tourism destinations are traditionally dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises that provide a wide range of products to tourists such as accommodation, travel services, transportation, recreation and entertainment, and food and beverage services. New knowledge and global risks have emerged, and small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs) are now highly vulnerable. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the whole world and caused a change in the tourism paradigm. Many SMTEs around the world have been severely affected by the need to completely shut down their activities for months, and expectations for recovery in the medium term are not optimistic. SMTEs do not have the capacity and increased resources—financial, human, operational—of large companies to prepare for crisis contingencies (planning) and respond to the challenges they face. They simply do not have the resources or knowledge for risk analysis and the creation of crisis teams or plans. This is an area of growing importance and concern, both in the public and private sectors, where specific research and more in-depth knowledge are needed. Risk, Crisis, and Disaster Management in Small and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises connects research in the field of crisis management with the risks affecting small and medium-sized tourism enterprises. The book presents prevailing research on SME-related planning, response, and recovery during crisis situations, further propelling much-needed literature on these challenges in today’s tourism industry. The chapters cover important topics such as terrorism threats, disaster management, resilient strategies, pandemic management, and risk analysis. The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals working in the tourism and hospitality industries, restaurateurs, travel agencies, hotel executives, directors, managers, crisis and risk planners, policymakers, government officials, researchers, and academicians who are interested in the threats to tourism businesses and how small and medium-sized enterprises can manage and navigate these risks.

The Never Girls Collection: Books 1-4 (Disney: The Never Girls)

By Kiki Thorpe
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : RH/Disney
  • Isbn : 0736432949
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 891
  • File Pdf: the-never-girls-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

In a blink of an eye, four best friends all get their biggest wish—they’re whisked off to Never Land, home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. A great read for readers ages 6 to 10, this 506-page ebook collection contains the first four Never Girls adventures—In a Blink, The Space Between, A Dandelion Wish, and From the Mist.

AR 600-8-105 10/28/1994 MILITARY ORDERS , Survival Ebooks

By Us Department Of Defense,,Department of Defense,Delene Kvasnicka,United States Government US Army,United States Army,Department of the Army,U. S. Army,Army,DOD,The United States Army
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Delene Kvasnicka
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 967
  • File Pdf: ar-600-8-105-10-28-1994-military-orders-survival-ebooks.pdf

Book Summary:

AR 600-8-105 10/28/1994 MILITARY ORDERS , Survival Ebooks

Information Technology - New Generations

By Shahram Latifi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319770284
  • Pages : 818
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 381
  • File Pdf: information-technology-new-generations.pdf

Book Summary:

This volume presents a collection of peer-reviewed, scientific articles from the 15th International Conference on Information Technology – New Generations, held at Las Vegas. The collection addresses critical areas of Machine Learning, Networking and Wireless Communications, Cybersecurity, Data Mining, Software Engineering, High Performance Computing Architectures, Computer Vision, Health, Bioinformatics, and Education.

The Journeyer

By Gary Jennings
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Isbn : 9781429999946
  • Pages : 1024
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 356
  • File Pdf: the-journeyer.pdf

Book Summary:

Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. As he lay dying, his priest, family, and friends offered him a last chance to confess his mendacity, and Marco, it is said, replied "I have not told the half of what I saw and did." Now, in his new novel The Journeyer, Gary Jennings has imagined the half that Marco left unsaid as even more elaborate and adventurous than the tall tales thought to be lies. From the palazzi and back streets of medieval Venice to the sumptuous court of Kublai Khan, from the perfumed sexuality of the Levant to the dangers and rigors of travel along the Silk Road, Marco meets all manner of people, survives all manner of danger, and, insatiably curious, becomes an almost compulsive collector of customs, languages and women. In more than two decades of travel, Marco was variously a merchant, a warrior, a lover, a spy, even a tax collector - but always a journeyer, unflagging in his appetite for new experiences, regretting only what he missed. Here - recreated and reimagined with all the splendor, the love of adventure, the zest for the rare and curious that are Jennings's hallmarks - is the epic account, at once magnificent and delightful, of the greatest real-life adventurer in human history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Wim Hof Method

By Wim Hof
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Sounds True
  • Isbn : 1683644107
  • Pages : 232
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Reads : 797
  • File Pdf: the-wim-hof-method.pdf

Book Summary:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The only definitive book authored by Wim Hof on his powerful method for realizing our physical and spiritual potential. “This method is very simple, very accessible, and endorsed by science. Anybody can do it, and there is no dogma, only acceptance. Only freedom.” —Wim Hof Wim Hof has a message for each of us: “You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation.” With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use—young or old, sick or healthy—to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness. Wim has become known as “The Iceman” for his astounding physical feats, such as spending hours in freezing water and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Yet his most remarkable achievement is not any record-breaking performance—it is the creation of a method that thousands of people have used to transform their lives. In his gripping and passionate style, Wim shares his method and his story, including: • Breath—Wim’s unique practices to change your body chemistry, infuse yourself with energy, and focus your mind • Cold—Safe, controlled, shock-free practices for using cold exposure to enhance your cardiovascular system and awaken your body’s untapped strength • Mindset—Build your willpower, inner clarity, sensory awareness, and innate joyfulness in the miracle of living • Science—How users of this method have redefined what is medically possible in study after study • Health—True stories and testimonials from people using the method to overcome disease and chronic illness • Performance—Increase your endurance, improve recovery time, up your mental game, and more • Wim’s Story—Follow Wim’s inspiring personal journey of discovery, tragedy, and triumph • Spiritual Awakening—How breath, cold, and mindset can reveal the beauty of your soul Wim Hof is a man on a mission: to transform the way we live by reminding us of our true power and purpose. “This is how we will change the world, one soul at a time,” Wim says. “We alter the collective consciousness by awakening to our own boundless potential. We are limited only by the depth of our imagination and the strength of our conviction.” If you’re ready to explore and exceed the limits of your own potential, The Wim Hof Method is waiting for you.

Desired (Book #5 in the Vampire Journals)

By Morgan Rice
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Morgan Rice
  • Isbn : 0982953763
  • Pages : 250
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 721
  • File Pdf: desired.pdf

Book Summary:

Caitlin Paine wakes to discover that she has once again traveled back in time and has landed in 18th-century Paris, an age of great opulence, of kings and queens--but also of revolution.Reunited with her true love, Caleb, Caitlin is happier than she ever dreamed. But their idyllic time together is not destined to last forever, and events intercede that force the two of them apart.

Pandemics and Travel

By Cláudia Seabra,Odete Paiva,Carla Silva,José Luís Abrantes
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Isbn : 1800710720
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 626
  • File Pdf: pandemics-and-travel.pdf

Book Summary:

Pandemics and Travel: COVID-19 Impacts in the Tourism Industry analyses the wider impacts of epidemics, diseases and virus outbreaks on tourism and mobility. Chapters examine a wide range of issues, including the concept of Health Risk and Tourism and the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Expert Systems

By Subarna Shakya,Valentina Emilia Balas,Wang Haoxiang,Zubair Baig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 9813343559
  • Pages : 715
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 133
  • File Pdf: proceedings-of-international-conference-on-sustainable-expert-systems.pdf

Book Summary:

This book includes papers on intelligent expert systems and sustainability applications in the areas of data science, image processing, wireless communication, risk assessment, healthcare, intelligent social network mining, and energy. The recent growth of sustainability leads to a progressively new era of computing, where its design and deployment leverages significant impact on the intelligent systems research. Moreover, the sustainability technologies can be effectively used in the progressive deployment of various network-enabled technologies like intelligent sensors, smart cities, wearable technologies, robotics, web applications and other such Internet technologies. The thrust of this book is to publish the state-of-the-art research articles that deals with the design, development, implementation and testing of the intelligent expert systems and also to provide an overview of the sustainable management of these systems.

Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

By Management Association, Information Resources
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1466665440
  • Pages : 1600
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 324
  • File Pdf: hospitality-travel-and-tourism.pdf

Book Summary:

Over generations, human society has woven a rich tapestry of culture, art, architecture, and history, personified in artifacts, monuments, and landmarks arrayed across the globe. Individual communities are looking to exploit these local treasures for the benefit of the travelers who come to see them. Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications considers the effect of cultural heritage and destinations of interest on the global economy from the viewpoints of both visitor and host. This broadly-focused, multi-volume reference will provide unique insights for travelers, business leaders, sightseers, cultural preservationists, and others interested in the unique variety of human ingenuity and innovation around the world.

Calculus For Dummies

By Mark Ryan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119297435
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Reads : 916
  • File Pdf: calculus-for-dummies.pdf

Book Summary:

Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293491) was previously published as Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791295). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Slay the calculus monster with this user-friendly guide Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes calculus manageable—even if you're one of the many students who sweat at the thought of it. By breaking down differentiation and integration into digestible concepts, this guide helps you build a stronger foundation with a solid understanding of the big ideas at work. This user-friendly math book leads you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the "how" and "why" in plain English instead of math-speak. Through relevant instruction and practical examples, you'll soon learn that real-life calculus isn't nearly the monster it's made out to be. Calculus is a required course for many college majors, and for students without a strong math foundation, it can be a real barrier to graduation. Breaking that barrier down means recognizing calculus for what it is—simply a tool for studying the ways in which variables interact. It's the logical extension of the algebra, geometry, and trigonometry you've already taken, and Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition proves that if you can master those classes, you can tackle calculus and win. Includes foundations in algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus concepts Explores sequences, series, and graphing common functions Instructs you how to approximate area with integration Features things to remember, things to forget, and things you can't get away with Stop fearing calculus, and learn to embrace the challenge. With this comprehensive study guide, you'll gain the skills and confidence that make all the difference. Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides a roadmap for success, and the backup you need to get there.

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future

By Justin Bishop
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319544586
  • Pages : 194
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 494
  • File Pdf: building-sustainable-cities-of-the-future.pdf

Book Summary:

This book draws upon the expertise of academic researchers, urban planners and architects to explore the challenge of building the sustainable cities of the future. It addresses this challenge by considering current cities and those of the near future, and creates a picture of the sustainable city from the bottom up. Individual chapters cover topics such as transport, energy supply, sustainable urbanism and promoting social equality in large infrastructure projects. Real-world examples are presented to illustrate how systems thinking is used to integrate different components of a city so as to ensure that the whole is more sustainable than its parts. Written in an accessible style, this book is intended for general readers as much as it is for students and researchers interested in sustainable cities and related topics. It is also ideal for urban planners seeking best-practice guidelines for sustainable urban development.

BlackBerry Bold Made Simple

By Gary Mazo,Martin Trautschold
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Apress
  • Isbn : 1430231181
  • Pages : 436
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 455
  • File Pdf: blackberry-bold-made-simple.pdf

Book Summary:

You’ve chosen well—with elegant design, a high-res display, and a speedy processor, the Bold is a top-notch device. Now learn how to take advantage of all the features with this easy-to-read guide from two of the best BlackBerry trainers in the business. BlackBerry Bold Made Simple teaches you how to get the most out of your BlackBerry Bold. You’ll explore all the features and uncover time-saving techniques—from emailing and scheduling to video recording and expanding memory—all through easy-to-read instructions and detailed visuals. Written by two successful BlackBerry trainers and authors, this is simply the most comprehensive and clear guidebook to the BlackBerry Bold available.

Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interaction from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

By Jenni Kuuliala,Jussi Rantala
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 0429647700
  • Pages : 318
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 246
  • File Pdf: travel-pilgrimage-and-social-interaction-from-antiquity-to-the-middle-ages.pdf

Book Summary:

Mobility and travel have always been key characteristics of human societies, having various cultural, social and religious aims and purposes. Travels shaped religions and societies and were a way for people to understand themselves, this world and the transcendent. This book analyses travelling in its social context in ancient and medieval societies. Why did people travel, how did they travel and what kind of communal networks and negotiations were inherent in their travels? Travel was not only the privilege of the wealthy or the male, but people from all social groups, genders and physical abilities travelled. Their reasons to travel varied from profane to sacred, but often these two were intermingled in the reasons for travelling. The chapters cover a long chronology from Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages, offering the reader insights into the developments and continuities of travel and pilgrimage as a phenomenon of vital importance.