Walking Washington D C

Author: Barbara J. Saffir
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977669
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Washington D.C. is every American's home away from home. Since DC is a compact city with great public transportation, it's easy to explore both its high-profile side - its magnificent monuments, world-class museums, enthralling architecture, breathtaking vistas, and unique national parks - as well as its less famous persona - its cozy hideaways, ethnic eateries, bustling dance clubs, lively theaters, shopaholic hot spots, and more.Now it's a foodies' paradise enlivened with high-tech entrepreneurs and innovative buildings in entirely new and safer neighborhoods. Now, with Walking Washington D.C by local author Barbara J. Saffir, people can get to know the communities of D.C. Each walk tells the story of a neighborhood: a snapshot of some of its history and how it has transformed over the years. Readers will be pointed to distinctive architecture, landmark buildings, popular eateries, ethnic enclaves, art and performance spaces, and natural scenery. Maps and transportation directions make it easy to find your way. Whether you're looking for an afternoon stroll or a daylong outing, grab this book and start walking Washington D.C. After a few miles or a few days, you might fall in love.

Preserving Nature in the National Parks

Author: Richard West Sellars
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300154143
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This book traces the epic clash of values between traditional scenery-and-tourism management and emerging ecological concepts in the national parks, America’s most treasured landscapes. It spans the period from the creation of Yellowstone National Park in 1872 to near the present, analyzing the management of fires, predators, elk, bear, and other natural phenomena in parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains. Based largely on original documents never before researched, this is the most thorough history of the national parks ever written. Focusing on the decades after the National Park Service was established in 1916, the author reveals the dynamics of policy formulation and change, as landscape architects, foresters, wildlife biologists, and other Park Service professionals contended for dominance and shaped the attitudes and culture of the Service. The book provides a fresh look at the national parks and an analysis of why the Service has not responded in full faith to the environmental concerns of recent times. Richard West Sellars, a historian with the National Park Service, has become uniquely familiar with the history, culture, and dynamics of the Service--including its biases, internal alliances and rivalries, self-image, folklore, and rhetoric. The book will prove indispensable for environmental and governmental specialists and for general readers seeking an in-depth analysis of one of America’s most admired federal bureaus.

Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks

Author: G. Patrick Vennebush
Publisher: Robert Reed Pub
ISBN: 9781934759486
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Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks is an absolute gem...---Jim Rubillo Professor Emeritus, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA The jokes in this book are well-chosen and cover a wide spectrum, from jokes for kids to jokes for math majors, from corny to thought-provoking---Art Benjamin Professor and Mathemagician, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA This is a book that every math teacher from elementary school through college should have in their classroom library. Who said math can't be funny?---Victoria Miles, Middle Grades Math Teacher, Weymouth, MA Patrick Vennebush has put together the most comprehensive set of mathematical jokes I have ever seen...if you like math and you like jokes---or if you need a joke to liven up an otherwise dull and boring lecture---then you need to buy this book.---Guy Brandenburg, Retired Teacher, Washington, DC Math nerds and punsters rejoice! This is the book you've been waiting for---your perfect source for that one-liner to impress your girlfriend, boyfriend, or 8th-grade math teacher. ---Cathy Seeley, Past President, NCTM; Author of Faster isn't Smarter---Messages About Math, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century I haven't laughed so hard since I discovered that imaginary numbers are just numbers with a not-so-real complex. Enjoy!---Edward B. Burger Professor, Williams College Williamstown, MA When not solving problems, telling jokes, or playing ultimate, G. Patrick Vennebush manages online projects for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has an M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland. He lives in northern Virginia with his wife Nadine, who faughs at 80% of his jokes; his twin toddlers Alex and Eli, who only appreciate 20% of his humor; and his golden retriever Remy, who has never been very good with percents

Walking Cincinnati

Author: Danny Korman
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899977227
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Walking Cincinnati by Danny Korman and Katie Meyer is the first book in decades for local history fanatics and adventurers wanting a more hands-on approach to Cincinnati history and culture. This guide literally walks readers through the city's renowned historical, architectural, and culinary sites. The unique character comes alive through Walking Cincinnati's focus on human-interest, and gives the readers surprise after surprise in its 32 walks. Never before has such an extensive book been written that highlights not only the architecture, art, and food, but also touches upon Greater Cincinnati’s darker side. Tales and locations of crimes, hauntings, illegal casinos, mob bosses, and brothels will astonish readers and unveil secrets of the city that have long been overlooked by traditional local history books.

Fast Food Nation

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547750331
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

Revitalize Your Life

Author: Jack LaLanne
Publisher: Hastings House Pub
ISBN: 9780803820579
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Written by a foremost pioneer of the American fitness movement, 'Revitalize your life' by Jack LaLanne is one of only two fitness books on the market today specifically targeted to the fifty-something crowd. LaLanne recommends no gimmicks in this book - only the sound, practical exercise and diet tips that he has used all of his life to become the most trusted name in fitness. Included here are exercises one can do at home for virtually every area of the body, including the face, neck, back, stomach, legs, waist and arms. Chapters on specific age-related health problems are included, with specific attention to heart disease, blood sugar, teeth, arthritis and back problems. There is also a food and supplements guide, 34 black and white photos, 10 charts and graphs, and plenty of inspirational words for anyone who is feeling blue as a result of the aging process.

Illuminations from the Past

Author: Ban Wang
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804750998
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This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history. Mainstream books on China tend to focus on the hard aspects of economics, government, politics, or international relations. This book takes a humanistic look at modern changes and examines how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and transformations. Drawing on a wide array of sources in political and aesthetic writings, literature, film, and public discourse, the author has portrayed the unique ways the Chinese imagine and portray their own historical destiny in the midst of trauma, catastrophe, and runaway globalization.

Frommer s Easyguide to Washington D C 2017

Author: Elise Hartman Ford
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781628872828
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Our carefully-revised and up-to-date "Easy Guide" to the nation's capital tells of recent additions to the city's attractions that make it more compelling than ever. The worth of this easy-to-carry, easy-to-consult, 320-page guidebook is shown by its standing as the fifth most popular of all the Frommer's travel guides, a testament to the skills of its author Elise Hartman Ford, who returns for this third edition and has written for the "Washington Post," "Washingtonian Magazine," "Ladies Home Journal" and countless other publications. This book is updated yearly, printed in large, easy-to-read fonts and contains: - Dozens of maps, including a handy fold-out map of the city and its underground train system - Sample itineraries, to help you make the most efficient (and fun) use of your time in the Capitol - Exact pricing and public transportation information for every listing in the book, so there s never any guessing - Opinionated reviews which tell you which attractions are worth your time, and which will only be of interest to some visitors - Star ratings, that take value into account, and will help you find the right hotels, restaurants, nightspots and shops for you, in all price ranges - Fun-to-follow, self-guided walking tours of DC s most intriguing neighborhoods - Savvy and detailed day trip suggestions for those who want to see the region and not just the city "

Me Against My Brother

Author: Scott Peterson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135955522
Format: PDF, Mobi
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As a foreign correspondent, Scott Peterson witnessed firsthand Somalia's descent into war and its battle against US troops, the spiritual degeneration of Sudan's Holy War, and one of the most horrific events of the last half century: the genocide in Rwanda. In Me Against My Brother, he brings these events together for the first time to record a collapse that has had an impact far beyond African borders.In Somalia, Peterson tells of harrowing experiences of clan conflict, guns and starvation. He met with warlords, observed death intimately and nearly lost his own life to a Somali mob. From ground level, he documents how the US-UN relief mission devolved into all out war - one that for America has proven to be the most formative post-Cold War debacle. In Sudan, he journeys where few correspondents have ever been, on both sides of that religious front line, to find that outside "relief" has only prolonged war. In Rwanda, his first-person experience of the genocide and well-documented analysis provide rare insight into this human tragedy.Filled with the dust, sweat and powerful detail of real-life, Me Against My Brother graphically illustrates how preventive action and a better understanding of Africa - especially by the US - could have averted much suffering. Also includes a 16-page color insert.

Cultures of Development

Author: Jonathan Warren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113485983X
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The North Atlantic development establishment has had a blemished track record over the past 65 years. In addition to a sizeable portfolio of failure, the few economic success stories in the developing world, such as South Korea and China, have been achieved by rejecting the advice of Western experts. Despite these realities, debates within mainstream development studies have stagnated around a narrow, acultural emphasis on institutions or the size and role of government. Cultures of Development uses a contrapuntal comparison of Vietnam and Brazil to show why it is important for development scholars and practitioners to broaden their conceptualization of economies to include the socio-cultural. This smartly written book based on original, ethnographic research breathes new life into development studies by bringing cultural studies into conversation with development studies, with an emphasis on improving—rather than merely critiquing—market economies. The applied deployment of critical development studies, i.e., interpretive economics, results in a number of theoretical advances in both development and areas studies, demonstrating the economic importance of certain kinds of cultural work carried out by religious leaders, artists, activists, and educators. Most importantly, the reader comes to fully appreciate how economies are embedded within the subjectivities, discourses, symbols, rituals, norms, and values of a given society. This pioneering book revives development practice and policy by offering fresh insights and ideas about how development can be advanced. It will be of special interest to scholars and students of Development Studies, Sociology, Economics, Anthropology, and Area Studies.