Spotting And Jotting Guide

Author: Matt Sewell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473503256
Size: 25.77 MB
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There is nothing better than spotting a bird you have never seen before, so here is a handy way of keeping all your jottings in check. In Matt Sewell's much-loved pop art style, and small enough to pop in your pocket, Our Garden Birds: Spotting and Jotting is the perfect accessory for bird-seekers and nature-lovers alike. Replicated in stunning watercolours and true-to-life, discover wild and wonderful birds from Greenfinches to Goldcrests, Blackcaps and Collared doves. So, grab your binoculars and start spotting and jotting your favourite feathered friends.

Penetrating The Chinese Outbound Tourism Market

Author: World Tourism Organization
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789284418985
Size: 47.24 MB
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This publication gives a background to the growth of Chinese tourism in terms of policy decisions, demographics, socio-economic evolution, catchment areas, and market trends, all of which have a strong bearing on the position that China occupies in the world today as the leading tourism outbound market.

The Disney Dreams Collection Original Art By Thomas Kinkade Coloring Book

Author: Thomas Kinkade
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781449483180
Size: 54.70 MB
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Now you can color along with the master, Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. And what could be better than coloring these paintings with the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters? In this unique coloring book, sixty-three of Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams images are presented in color across from the black line art of the same image to be colored. Enter the world of the painter of light yourself, as you create your own renditions of these classic Disney character paintings, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Lion King, Snow White, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie.

Global Economic Prospects January 2017

Author: World Bank Group
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464810176
Size: 76.96 MB
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Stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty marked another difficult year for the world economy. A subdued recovery is expected for 2017, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. Weak investment is weighing on medium-term prospects across many emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). Although fiscal stimulus in major economies, if implemented, may boost global growth above expectations, risks to growth forecasts remain tilted to the downside. Important downside risks stem from heightened policy uncertainty in major economies. Global Economic Prospects is a World Bank Group Flagship Report. On a semiannual basis (January and June), it examines global economic developments and prospects, with a special focus on developing countries. The report includes analysis of topical policy challenges faced by developing countries through in-depth research in the January edition and shorter analytical pieces in the June edition.

An Introduction To Sustainable Transportation

Author: Preston L. Schiller
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1844076644
Size: 24.63 MB
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Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to our many pressing issues, especially carbon emissions and climate change. This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. It explores the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable transportation, describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, provides tools for multi-modal transport planning, and presents innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. This text reflects a fundamental change in transportation decision making. It focuses on accessibility rather than mobility, emphasizes the need to expand the range of options and impacts considered in analysis, and provides practical tools to allow planners, policy makers and the general public to determine the best solution to the transportation problems facing a community. Featuring extensive international examples and case-studies, textboxes, graphics, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, the authors draw on considerable teaching and researching experience to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport. Students of various disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many of its provocative ideas and approaches of considerable value as they engage in the processes of understanding and changing transportation towards greater sustainability.

Biophilic Cities

Author: Timothy Beatley
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597267155
Size: 73.20 MB
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Tim Beatley has long been a leader in advocating for the "greening" of cities. But too often, he notes, urban greening efforts focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, they are not enough, says Beatley. We must remember that human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban future must place its focus squarely on nature, on the presence, conservation, and celebration of the actual green features and natural life forms. A biophilic city is more than simply a biodiverse city, says Beatley. It is a place that learns from nature and emulates natural systems, incorporates natural forms and images into its buildings and cityscapes, and designs and plans in conjunction with nature. A biophilic city cherishes the natural features that already exist but also works to restore and repair what has been lost or degraded. In Biophilic Cities Beatley not only outlines the essential elements of a biophilic city, but provides examples and stories about cities that have successfully integrated biophilic elements--from the building to the regional level--around the world. From urban ecological networks and connected systems of urban greenspace, to green rooftops and green walls and sidewalk gardens, Beatley reviews the emerging practice of biophilic urban design and planning, and tells many compelling stories of individuals and groups working hard to transform cities from grey and lifeless to green and biodiverse.

The Secret Birds

Author: Tony Fitzpatrick
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940430768
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Tony Fitzpatrick's "The Secret Birds" interweaves poetry, ephemera, and original artwork in this examination of life, creativity, and mortality.

Economic Survey 2016 17

Author: India. Ministry of Finance. Economic Division
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199484652
Size: 45.95 MB
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The Economic Survey is a document which dicusses policy initiatives taken by the Government of India in the previous year and the impact of such initiatives on India's economy. It summarizes the performance of major development programmes, and the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term. Volume 2 is a detailed analytical review of recent developments, and captures all developments taking place since the publication of Volume 1. Some of the major developments discussed include impact of GST implentation, demonetization benefits, macroeconomic impact of farm loan waivers, and impact of digitization on commercial transactions, among others. It includes a detailed statistical appendix consisting of data relating to various economic indicators such as national income and production, budgetry transactions, prices, balance of payments, foreign trade, and human development indicators, among others.

Beyond Lion Rock

Author: Gavin Young
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571287263
Size: 34.10 MB
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In 1946 Roy Farrell and Syd de Kantzow's beloved, battered wartime DC-3 touched down in Shanghai for the first time. On board was a cargo of morning coats and toothbrushes from New York, forging the first post-war supply route across the treacherous eastern Himalayas. The international airline now known as Cathay Pacific was born. Gavin Young tells the swashbuckling story of an empire of the air, a thrilling, action-packed adventure that began in an era closer to Biggles and biplanes held together by wire and safety pins than to our own. 'Pioneers like Farrell and de Kantzow would have had plenty of time to enjoy the dawn over Kangchebjunga. Would thye think of us with envy or contempt, cruising seven miles up with hundreds of passengers, air-conditioning, i-flight concerts, movies, hot four-course meals with an elaborate wine line and all mod-cons? . . . All this in forty years! Could the world have changed so much and so fast?' This is Gavin Young himself eloquently reflecting on the extraordinary changes in air travel. There can be little doubt where his own sympathies lie.

Professional Android

Author: Reto Meier
Publisher: Wrox
ISBN: 9781118949528
Size: 30.97 MB
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The comprehensive developer guide to the latest Android features and capabilities Professional Android, 4th Edition shows developers how to leverage the latest features of Android to create robust and compelling mobile apps. This hands-on approach provides in-depth coverage through a series of projects, each introducing a new Android platform feature and highlighting the techniques and best practices that exploit its utmost functionality. The exercises begin simply, and gradually build into advanced Android development. Clear, concise examples show you how to quickly construct real-world mobile applications. This book is your guide to smart, efficient, effective Android development. Learn the best practices that get more out of Android Understand the anatomy, lifecycle, and UI metaphor of Android apps Design for all mobile platforms, including tablets Utilize both the Android framework and Google Play services