The Songlines

Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504038339
Size: 22.12 MB
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International Bestseller: The famed travel writer and author of In Patagonia traverses Australia, exploring Aboriginal culture and song—and humanity’s origins. Long ago, the creators wandered Australia and sang the landscape into being, naming every rock, tree, and watering hole in the great desert. Those songs were passed down to the Aboriginals, and for centuries they have served not only as a shared heritage but as a living map. Sing the right song, and it can guide you across the desert. Lose the words, and you will die. Into this landscape steps Bruce Chatwin, the greatest travel writer of his generation, who comes to Australia to learn these songs. A born wanderer, whose lust for adventure has carried him to the farthest reaches of the globe, Chatwin is entranced by the cultural heritage of the Aboriginals. As he struggles to find the deepest meaning of these ancient, living songs, he is forced to embark on a much more difficult journey—through his own history—to reckon with the nature of language itself. Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin’s final—and most ambitious—works. From the author of the bestselling In Patagonia and On the Black Hill, a sweeping exploration of a landscape, a people, and one man’s history, it is the sort of book that changes the reader forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Bruce Chatwin including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Bicycle Repair Manual

Author: Chris Sidwells
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465469877
Size: 80.52 MB
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The latest edition of Bicycle Repair Manual is the most up-to-date photographic manual on the market, and the perfect handbook for every cyclist, no matter what level of interest or experience. From getting to know your bike to adjusting your brakes and tuning your suspension, detailed photographs and step-by-step sequences show you how to care for your bike and carry out repairs. This quick reference guide is now updated to include all the latest technology. Learn how to set up both mountain and road bikes correctly, discover newly popular bikes like the fixie, tandem, folding bike, and triathlon bike, and find out how to fit and use gadgets like GPS. Keep your bike in peak condition, stay safe, and save money on repairs with this revised and updated sixth edition of Bicycle Repair Manual.

Sketch Think Draw

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Publisher: Moleskine
ISBN: 9788867324866
Size: 57.30 MB
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When looking at the travel journals of Giancarlo Iliprandi, one of the masters of Italian graphic design, you can see how sketching can become a way of looking at reality, and therefore a way of designing communication. Travel journals and bundles of paper filled with sketches and drawings show, much like the engine underneath the bonnet, the processes that make Iliprandi tick. As he himself says «action precedes thought» and, in this case, it is the sketch precedes the birth of the idea.

Implementing Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2012 With Sure Step 2012

Author: Andrew Birch
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1849687056
Size: 17.12 MB
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Implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 with Sure Step 2012 is a guide that will help you better understand the principles of Sure Step Methodology and enable you to utilize these in a practical and pragmatic way when implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.If you are a Dynamics AX consultant, developer, or in a customer resources or sales role that requires guidance and knowledge of the AX business solution space, or the delivery of an AX business solution that meets or exceeds the expectations of your organization, then this book is ideal for you. Basic experience of Dynamics AX and Sure Step is required.

Gladiator

Author: Dan Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102295
Size: 73.30 MB
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Aggressive, explosive, and boasting awesome athletic ability, Dan Clark rose to tremendous fame as Nitro on American Gladiators. He quickly emerged as the most popular cast member and became a reality television superstar. But a twenty-year affair with steroids led to a life of pissing blood, smuggling drugs, destroying hotel rooms, getting arrested, growing breasts, and lying bloodied in the street after a vicious fight with his best friend. This is Clark's riveting, fiercely candid account of his life, career, and steroid addiction. From an upbringing defined by tragedy and a difficult search for identity to tales of performing center stage at Madison Square Garden and bedding Playboy Bunnies and porn stars, Clark explores the price of fame, the pressure of stardom, and how the whole steroid-fueled fantasy finally imploded. What began in high school as a way to speed up recovery from injury rapidly turned into an all-consuming addiction. With selfdeprecating humor and a trove of incredible stories, Clark provides an eye-opening report on the dangers of steroids both obvious and hidden -- and offers his thoughts on why steroid use remains a persistent problem today. More than just a pulpy exposé, Gladiator is a triumphant story of self-discovery and redemption.

A Guide To Old Age

Author: William Brodum
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783742816665
Size: 79.42 MB
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A Guide to Old Age - A Cure for the Indiscretions of Youth is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1797. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres.As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature.Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

From The Revolution To The Maquiladoras

Author: Jennifer Bickham Mendez
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822387301
Size: 67.36 MB
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From the Revolution to the Maquiladoras is a major contribution to the study of globalization, labor, and women’s movements. Jennifer Bickham Mendez presents a detailed ethnographic account of the Nicaraguan Working and Unemployed Women’s Movement, “María Elena Cuadra” (mec), which emerged as an autonomous organization in 1994. Most of its efforts revolve around organizing women workers in Nicaragua’s free trade zones and working to improve conditions in maquiladora factories. Mendez examines the structural and cultural elements of mec in order to demonstrate how globalization affects grassroots advocacy for social and economic justice. She argues that globalization has created opportunities for new forms of organizing among those local populations that suffer its effects and that mec, which has forged vital links with transnational feminist and labor groups, exemplifies the possibilities—and pitfalls—of this new type of organizing. Mendez draws on interviews with leaders and program participants, including maquiladora workers; her participant observation while she worked as a volunteer within the organization; and analysis of the public statements, speeches, and texts written by mec members. She provides a sense of the day-to-day operations of the group as well as its strategies. By exploring the tension between mec and transnational feminist, labor, and solidarity networks, she illustrates how mec women’s outlooks are shaped by both their revolutionary roots within the Sandinista regime and their exposure to global discourses of human rights and citizenship. The complexities of the women’s labor movement analyzed in From the Revolution to the Maquiladoras speak to social and economic justice movements in the many locales around the world.

A Barrel Full Of Pennies

Author: John Patrick
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822200956
Size: 23.43 MB
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THE STORY: In the household of Adonis Samaritan, cab driver and lover of mankind, all homeless creatures, dogs, lame ducks and people--are welcome, much to the distress of daughter Alicia, who wishes she didn't have to be embarrassed at the thought