A Home Called New England

A Home Called New England PDF Book
  • Author : Duo Dickinson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-11-15
  • ISBN : 9781493019168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New England is the oldest and most influential region of America. Although it has changed much through the centuries, it remains a place that even the Colonials may still recognize. Through a collection of photos, illustrations, history, and stories, this book explores the architectural history of New England and how, although it has changed much through the centuries, it remains a place that even the Colonials might still recognize. The book begins with the influence of climate and geography on the architectural choices and follows with the basics of the well-known New England homes––the cape, the saltbox, the colonial––all of which were created to serve the very specific needs of this corner of America, the people, the land and the climate. We look at the earliest settlers, understanding the challenges they faced, and follow their descendants as they convert and adapt the traditional New England home into something still clearly New England but different, newer and, ultimately, even modern. We watch how the people and houses evolve and how they become what are still clearly identifiable as New England––and all over New England, from Connecticut’s Gold Coast to the rocky shores of Maine. Sprinkled throughout the story of this evolution are sidebars such as A New England State of Mind and I Live Here, etc… where we meet the quintessential New England personalities and characters, who speak through letters, epitaphs, remembrances, books, newspapers, and others, and hear and see in their own words and images what they make or made of this place and life in it. People who buy this book will enjoy a very visual sense of what it’s like to be a New Englander and what it’s like to live in New England––whose houses have been copied and adapted in every state, city and neighborhood of America.

Volunteer

Volunteer PDF Book
  • Author : Lonely Planet
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 2017-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781787010017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Are you looking for a more meaningful travel experience? Do you want to give back to the communities you visit, make a genuine connection with locals, meet like-minded travellers and build your skills? International volunteering opens up all these opportunities and this book has all the advice you need to get there. Much more than just a resource directory, Volunteer is packed with invaluable information and full-colour inspiration to get you planning your perfect short- or long-term volunteer experience anywhere in the world. Whether it's monitoring sea turtles in Greece, helping set up handicraft businesses in Ghana or building community centres in Guatemala, you'll find amazing opportunities in this fully updated, comprehensive new edition. Written by passionate, well-travelled Lonely Planet writers advised by a team of experts in the field, this user-friendly guide promises to make your plans a reality. Chapters include: 1. International volunteering: an overview 2. Choosing your volunteer experience 3. The practicalities 4. Tying up loose ends 5. Organised volunteer programmes 6. Structured and self-funding volunteer programmes 7. Religious organisations 8. Do-it-yourself volunteer placements 9. Coming home 10. Starting your own charitable project About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits! Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

Idaho Off the Beaten Path

Idaho Off the Beaten Path   PDF Book
  • Author : Julie Fanselow
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781493027866
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for something different, Idaho Off the Beaten Path shows you the Gem State with new perspectives on timeless destinations and introduces you to those you never knew existed––from the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales. So if you’ve “been there, done that” one too many times, get off the main road and venture Off the Beaten Path.

Lost Province

Lost Province PDF Book
  • Author : Stephen Henighan
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release : 2002-11-15
  • ISBN : 9781770707252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stephen Henighan, a Romanian grammar book and hours of language tapes under his belt, billets with a family as an English teacher in Moldova, a country born from the dismantling of Romania during World War II. As a Westerner in this "lost province" and former Soviet republic, Henighan feels he’s an unnerving disappointment for many Moldovans, especially to the MTV-addicted, twenty-year-old Andrei.

In the Catskills

In the Catskills PDF Book
  • Author : Phil Brown
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2004-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780231504409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A nostalgic pastiche of fiction, memoir, photography, art, postcards, menus, etc., celebrating Jewish resort life in the Catskills.”—Providence Journal With selections ranging from literature to song lyrics, this book highlights the Catskills experience over a century, and assesses its continuing impact on American music, comedy, food, culture, and religion. It features selections from such fiction writers as Isaac Bashevis Singer, Herman Wouk, Allegra Goodman and Vivian Gornick; and original contributions from historians, sociologists, and scholars of American and Jewish culture that trace the history of the region, the rise of hotels and bungalow colonies, the wonderful flavors of food and entertainment, and distinctive forms of Jewish religion found in the Mountains. What was life—the work, the play, the food, the romance—like at Catskills Mountains resorts? These very personal recollections capture the special sense of community and freedom that developed among Jewish families leaving the city behind for a summer vacation and enjoying a cultural space of their own. From “Bingo by the Bungalow” by Thane Rosenbaum to “Young Workers in the Hotels” by Phil Brown to “Shoot the Shtrudel to Me Yudel” by Henry Foner, this charming anthology captures an era that has had enormous impact on the Jewish experience and American culture as a whole. “A warm, charming, and valuable work. Much of the writing is simply gorgeous.”—Contemporary Sociology

The Road

The Road PDF Book
  • Author : Jack London
  • Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
  • Release : 2016-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780486816364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I went on 'The Road' because I couldn't keep away from it; because I hadn't the price of the railroad fare in my jeans; because I was so made that I couldn't work all my life on 'one same shift'; because — well, just because it was easier to than not to." Jack London's "road" is the railroad, and these reminiscences paint a vivid portrait of life in the United States during the major economic depression of the 1890s. His compelling adventures include a month-long detention in a state penitentiary for vagrancy, as well as his travels with Kelly's Army, a group of unemployed workers who united to protest the labor environment. London honed his storytelling skills during his hobo days, spinning yarns to avoid arrest and to cajole food and money from sympathetic listeners. This compelling memoir — which inspired the 1973 movie Emperor of the North Pole — also chronicles London's inner journey, from self-interested freebooter to social activist.

Lost in America

Lost in America PDF Book
  • Author : Colby Buzzell
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2011-08-23
  • ISBN : 9780062097095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Nothingless than the soul of an extremely interesting human being at war on ourbehalf." —Kurt Vonnegut Astunning portrait of modern America by Colby Buzzell,the critically acclaimed author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq.Recounting his five-month journey through the country, from its thrivingcoastlines to its rust-belt wrecks, Buzzell reveals aparadoxical landscape of American dreams both achieved and broken, manifestdestinies claimed and refuted, and community ties pulled apart and patchedtogether. In the tradition of John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, Buzzell’s Lost in America uncovers the starkrealities of our national character even as it explores the deepest questionsof identity, unity, and fatherhood.

Luxury

Luxury PDF Book
  • Author : Patrizia Calefato
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2014-04-10
  • ISBN : 9780857853332
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This groundbreaking text examines luxury and its relationship with desire, status, consumption and economic value, exploring why luxury remains prominent even in the context of a global recession. Using approaches from cultural studies, semiotic research and aesthetics, Luxury presents a wide range of case studies including urban space and new technologies, travel, interior design, cars, fashion ads and jewellery to explore what luxury represents, and why, in the contemporary world. The book will be essential reading for students and scholars across a range of fashion studies, cultural studies and sociology, and anyone interested in the power and allure of luxury today.

Empire State

Empire State PDF Book
  • Author : Jason Shiga
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2011-06-20
  • ISBN : 9781613121535
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jimmy is a stereotypical geek who works at the library in Oakland, California, and is trapped in his own torpidity. Sara is his best friend, but she wants to get a life (translation: an apartment in Brooklyn and a publishing internship). When Sara moves to New York City, Jimmy is rattled. Then lonely. Then desperate. He screws up his courage, writes Sara a letter about his true feelings, and asks her to meet him at the top of the Empire State Building (a nod to their ongoing debate about Sleepless in Seattle). Jimmy's cross-country bus trip to Manhattan is as hapless and funny as Jimmy himself. When he arrives in the city he's thought of as "a festering hellhole," he's surprised by how exciting he finds New York, and how heartbreaking—he discovers Sara has a boyfriend! Jason Shiga's bold visual storytelling, sly pokes at popular culture, and subtle text work together seamlessly in Empire State, creating a quirky graphic novel comedy about the vagaries of love and friendship. Praise for Empire State: "He [Shiga] displays a wicked sense of comic timing." -Publishers Weekly "Empire State: A Love Story (Or Not) is funny, sweet, geeky and affecting, and definitely worth a read." -Wired.com "Shiga's illustrations . . . are unique and endearing, and his images of NYC are instantly recognizable." -am New York "If Woody Allen grew up in Oakland rather than Manhattan, he'd most likely see the world, and especially New York City, as Jason Shiga does in Empire State." -Big Think.com

Leaves from a Russian Diary and Thirty Years After Enlarged Edition

Leaves from a Russian Diary   and Thirty Years After  Enlarged Edition  PDF Book
  • Author : Pitirim A. Sorokin
  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Release : 2017-04-07
  • ISBN : 9781787204409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The reminiscences of a fiercely anti-Communist Petrograd professor, Pitirim A. Sorokin—from the February Revolution right through to his departure from Russia in September 1922. This is the enlarged edition published almost 30 years after the first 1924 publication and contains the additional section, “Thirty Years After,” in which the author describes how the Revolution that has since come of age has turned out to be simultaneously “a gigantic success and a colossal failure.” A fascinating read.

Can We Live Here

Can We Live Here  PDF Book
  • Author : Sarah Alderson
  • Publisher : Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
  • Release : 2015-08-06
  • ISBN : 9781910536131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Last week, I was sitting in seven layers (two of them thermal) next to a fire, with a blanket wrapped around me. Now, I am sleeping in kickers and a vest under a fan. Let the mosquitos bite me. They can have me ... Can we live here? ... If I don't become roadkill in the next few days, I'll let you know my thoughts.' In 2009, Sarah and John Alderson quit their full-time jobs in London and headed off, with Alula, their three-year-old daughter, on a global adventure to find a new home. For eight months, they travelled through Australia, the US and Asia - navigating India with a toddler in a tutu, battling black magic curses in Indonesia and encountering bears in North America - asking themselves one defining question: 'Can We Live Here?' Inspirational, hilarious and fascinating - this is an unforgettable travel memoir and a unique guide to quitting your job, following your dreams and finding your home in a far-flung paradise.