Frommer's Portable Portland (2008) (Frommer's Portable) by Karl Samson

By Karl Samson

Excellent for the non permanent traveller who insists on worth and does not are looking to battle through or hold a widespread guidebook, Frommer's transportable Portland gives you candid experiences of the simplest resorts, eating places, purchasing, and nightlife, in addition to the author's alternatives for the simplest trip stories, together with: jogging the grounds on the eastern backyard; beer sampling at Brewpubs; kayaking round Ross Island; mountain cycling the Leif Ericson path; placing out at Powell's bookstall; people-watching at Pioneer Courthouse sq.; spending a day on the Portland Saturday industry; and extra. Frommer's moveable courses provide all of the distinctive info and insider suggestion of a Frommer's entire Guide—but in a concise, pocket-sized structure.

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Public Television: Politics and the Battle over Documentary by B. J. Bullert

By B. J. Bullert

B.J. Bullert's preface to Public tv illustrates her element with damning readability. simply as she concept every thing used to be in place--an award-winning documentary filmmaker on board, years of learn, a $100,000 grant--PBS started to flex its censorship muscular tissues at the well timed (and already licensed) documentary God and funds. This was once to be a one-hour application in regards to the U.S. Catholic bishops' pastoral letter that indicted the govt for its inhumane and shortsighted monetary rules. It really did get aired (and on the very day the bishops published their letter); even though, Bullert's troublesome event with PBS planted the seed for this ebook: an research of the advanced interaction of public television's wishes and pursuits and their influence on self sustaining documentary movie. Getting contained in the minds of PBS programmers was once considered one of Bullert's targets, and to do that, she immersed himself of their tradition. She uncovers a process dedicated to maintaining its energy elite in position, one vested in a definite, secure method of providing perspectives and controversies that during no manner may possibly threaten its corporate-funding resources. this can appear an noticeable end, yet Bullert combines scholarly precision with on-site investigative reporting to dramatize how programmers made editorial judgements. Public tv conscientiously reconstructs a few key disputes among the programmers and the independents. the 1st bankruptcy features a political background of public tv, starting with President Johnson's 1967 signing of the general public Broadcasting Act, which, unluckily, did not specify a long term investment procedure. Federal cuts to public broadcasting within the Reagan years foreshadowed a decision for overall defunding in 1981. sadly, programmers "stood on the gateway as site visitors law enforcement officials of views" in an period vastly hungry for varied programming. bankruptcy 2 examines of the foremost PBS retailers for self reliant social-issues documentaries: Frontline and P.O.V.. The bankruptcy that follows highlights the controversies fueled by means of specific works: darkish Circle, a documentary at the far-reaching impression of nuclear-weapons checking out; Days of Rage, which provides the Palestinian view at the Intifada; and Tongues Untied, exhibiting the lifetime of a black homosexual guy. Michael Moore's Roger and Me and Steve Talbot's The Heartbreak of the USA current in-depth evaluations of basic vehicles. One complete bankruptcy "not purely chronicles those ... but additionally contrasts the movies with Ken Burns's PBS sequence, that have GM as their sole company sponsor and which serve to increase the car corporation's public image." The concluding bankruptcy discusses the bigger ramifications--to the viewing public and society--of those controversies. This expos? will provide us arrogant audience of PBS a jolt. we now have certainly been fed a gently managed vitamin of debatable perspectives and "news." Herself a pupil, Bullert offers a listing of current scholarship in addition to key words and ideas. Public tv is illustrated with frames taken from the flicks mentioned, and it comprises an exhaustive bibliography that would retain scholars of tv and the communications in most cases at no loss for additional assets. --Hollis Giammatteo

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Pauline Frommer's San Francisco (Pauline Frommer Guides) by Jason Cochran

By Jason Cochran

Spend much less, see extra. this can be the philosophy in the back of Pauline Frommer’s publications. Written via go back and forth professional Pauline Frommer (who can also be the daughter of Arthur Frommer), and her crew of hand-picked writers, those courses exhibit tips on how to really adventure a tradition, meet locals, and save cash alongside the way in which.

• secrets and techniques on how to define the easiest lodge rooms

• information on replacement lodgings, nice local eating places, and funky, offbeat reveals

• jam-packed with character and reviews

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Fodor's Hawaii 2012 by Fodor's

By Fodor's

Full-color advisor
• Make your journey to Hawaii unforgettable with 60 maps, illustrated positive factors, and 295 colour photos.

Customize your journey with uncomplicated making plans tools
• best reports and
attractions
• accommodation comparability charts
• Easy-to-read colour local maps

Explore Maui, Oahu, the large Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai
• Discerning Fodor’s selection alternatives for resorts, eating places, points of interest, and extra
• “Word of Mouth” advice from fellow Fodor’s tourists
• Illustrated positive factors on Hawaii Volcanoes nationwide Park, the line to Hana, and Napali Coast
• top beachcombing, water activities, and spas

Opinions from vacation spot experts
• Fodor’s Hawaii-based writers show
their favourite neighborhood haunts
• Revised each year to supply the newest information

Added bonus: on the finish of every Fodor’s inn assessment, we’ve integrated snippets from TripAdvisor experiences. Plan your journey with the additional peace of brain that comes from realizing each one of Fodor’s specialist choices is strengthened by way of client event and suggestions.

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The New Europe: Evolving Economic and Financial Systems in by Christian De Boissieu (auth.), Donald E. Fair, Robert J.

By Christian De Boissieu (auth.), Donald E. Fair, Robert J. Raymond (eds.)

The papers accumulated during this quantity are these provided on the 17th Collo­ quium prepared by means of the Societe Universitaire Europeenne de Recherches Financieres (SUERF), which came about in Berlin in October 1992. The Society is supported via loads of primary banks and advertisement banks, via different fmancial and enterprise associations and by way of own subscriptions from lecturers and others attracted to financial and fmancial difficulties. because its institution in 1963, it has constructed as a discussion board for the alternate of knowledge, examine effects and ideas between lecturers and practitioners in those fields, together with vital financial institution officers and civil servants chargeable for formulating and making use of financial and monetary guidelines, nationwide and foreign. a tremendous task of SUERF is to organise and behavior Colloquia on topics of topical curiosity to its participants. The titles, areas and dates of past Colloqu~ for which volumes of the gathered papers have been released are famous at the final web page of this volume.

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Hell or High Water: James White's Disputed Passage through by Eilean Adams

By Eilean Adams

Even though John Wesley Powell and get together tend to be given credits for the 1st river descent in the course of the Grand Canyon, the ghost of James White has haunted these claims. White was once a Colorado prospector, who, virtually years sooner than Powell's trip, washed up on a makeshift raft at Callville, Nevada. His declare to have entered the Colorado above the San Juan River with one other guy (soon drowned) as they fled from Indians was once extensively disseminated and believed for a time, yet Powell and his successors at the river publically discounted it. Colorado River runners and historians have due to the fact debated no matter if White's passage via Grand Canyon even can have occurred. Hell or excessive Water is the 1st complete account of White's tale and the way it grew to become distorted and he disparaged through the years. it's also a desirable detective tale, recounting how White's granddaughter, Eilean Adams, over many years and with the help of a number of awesome Colorado River historians who believed he can have performed what he claimed, steadily exposed the list of James White's event and prepare a believable narrative of ways and why he ended up floating helplessly down a turbulent river, entrenched in sizeable cliffs, with not anything yet a driftwood raft to hold him via.

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The Zuni Cafe Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking by Judy Rodgers

By Judy Rodgers

Within the Zuni Cafe Cookbook, a ebook clients were awaiting for years, chef and proprietor Judy Rodgers offers recipes for Zuni's such a lot famous dishes, starting from the Zuni Roast poultry to the coffee Granita. yet Zuni's charm is going past recipes. Harold McGee concludes, "What makes The Zuni Cafe Cookbook a true treasure is the voice of Zuni's Judy Rodgers," whose e-book "repeatedly sheds a clean and revealing mild on elements and dishes, or even at the nature of cooking itself." Deborah Madison (Vegetarian Cooking for everybody) says the creation on my own "should be required examining for everyone who may well prepare dinner whatever someday."

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Glen Canyon: An Archaeological Summary by Jesse D. Jennings, Don D. Fowler

By Jesse D. Jennings, Don D. Fowler

In 1956, Congress handed laws that supplied authorization and money for emergency examine to be performed in Glen Canyon in accordance with the specter of losses published through the development of the Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona. For 8 years, scientists labored opposed to the clock to checklist the archaeology, geology, historical past, and paleontology of the area prior to the waters of Lake Powell lined the area.In this hugely interpretive precis, Jesse Jennings preserves the achievements of the salvage crew and explains how the reveals affected earlier conclusions. Maps and pictures trap archaeological artifacts in addition to the panorama of the realm. This e-book additionally highlights the bigger outcomes of the big salvage undertaking — between them the stimulation of extra Southwest study, the purposes of innovations made based on emergency events, and a necessary viewpoint at the Pueblo tradition. simply because this quarter is turning into more and more debatable, with a raging debate over no matter if Lake Powell could be tired, Glen Canyon: An Archaeological precis stands as greater than a version of salvage archaeology. it's also a list and testomony of the wealthy heritage of Glen Canyon. 

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Frommer's Los Angeles 2009 by Matthew Poole

By Matthew Poole

America's no 1 bestselling shuttle sequence

Written by means of greater than one hundred seventy five outspoken tourists around the world, Frommer’s whole publications aid tourists adventure locations the way in which locals do.

  • More every year up-to-date publications than the other sequence
  • 16-page colour part and foldout map in all annual publications
  • Outspoken reviews, unique costs, and recommended itineraries
  • Dozens of precise maps in an easy-to-read, two-color layout

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State of the Northwest by John C. Ryan

By John C. Ryan

No position in the world has a greater probability to reconcile humans and nature than the Pacific Northwest: the greenest a part of history’s richest civilization. kingdom of the Northwest—newly revised and up-to-date for 2000—is the single complete well-being fee for the zone stretching from southeast Alaska to northern California and from the Pacific Ocean to the crest of the Rockies. Six years after Northwest surroundings Watch released the 1st variation of country of the Northwest, the region’s ecosystems are nonetheless in serious . but our surroundings is still much less degraded than virtually anyplace else within the commercial global. We within the Northwest nonetheless have an extraordinary chance to construct a sustainable manner of life—one that may final. This ebook indicates the area from a special standpoint: a salmon’s. After touring with a chinook from Idaho mountains to the Gulf of Alaska and again, you'll by no means examine the Northwest a similar approach back.

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