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Orinoco Flow

Author : Benjamin Keith Belton
ISBN : UVA:X004742911
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Through the use of narrative analysis, Belton explores the production of cultural knowledge about Venezuela's Orinoco River-the second largest in the Neotropics and the third largest in the world-and surrounding environs. Beginning with the earliest images of America from the voyages of Columbus, he examines how scientific, academic and novelistic discourse on the Orinoco has engendered a chronologically layered archive (a prime source of information for cultural elites) and a repository of images and impressions (its topos). At the same time, he considers how the rise of mercantilism and globalism has shaped the organization and distribution of both archive and topos.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The New Neotropical Companion

Author : John Kricher
ISBN : 9781400885589
Genre : Nature
File Size : 26.38 MB
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The New Neotropical Companion is the completely revised and expanded edition of a book that has helped thousands of people to understand the complex ecology and natural history of the most species-rich area on Earth, the American tropics. Featuring stunning color photos throughout, it is a sweeping and cutting-edge account of tropical ecology that includes not only tropical rain forests but also other ecosystems such as cloud forests, rivers, savannas, and mountains. This is the only guide to the American tropics that is all-inclusive, encompassing the entire region's ecology and the amazing relationships among species rather than focusing just on species identification. The New Neotropical Companion is a book unlike any other. Here, you will learn how to recognize distinctive ecological patterns of rain forests and other habitats and to interpret how these remarkable ecosystems function—everything is explained in clear and engaging prose free of jargon. You will also be introduced to the region's astonishing plant and animal life. Informative and entertaining, The New Neotropical Companion is a pleasurable escape for armchair naturalists, and visitors to the American tropics will want to refer to this book before, during, and after their trip. Covers all of tropical America Describes the species and habitats most likely to be observed by visitors Includes every major ecosystem, from lowland rain forests to the high Andes Features a wealth of color photos of habitats, plants, and animals
Category: Nature

Rivers Of The World

Author : James R. Penn
ISBN : 9781576070420
Genre : Nature
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Rivers of the World, vividly written and meticulously researched, is a rich and thorough treatment of some 200 of the world's rivers. * Organized in A-Z format, from the rivers Aare to Ziz * Each entry is prefaced with basic facts for the river covered, including river source, tributaries, outlet, and length * Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading * Includes a full index and glossary of key terms
Category: Nature

Ipad 2 Made Simple

Author : Martin Trautschold
ISBN : 9781430234982
Genre : Computers
File Size : 67.21 MB
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The iPad 2 is thinner, more powerful, intuitive and very fun for users of all ages. Your iPad can be used for reading, surfing the web, emailing, watching TV and movies, getting work done and much more. And with over 65,000 apps just for the iPad, as well as the ability to run over 30,000 iPhone apps, the possibilities are endless. iPad 2 Made Simple clarifies all of the key features on the iPad, introduces what’s new, and also reveals dozens of time-saving shortcuts and techniques. The book has over 1,000 screen shots that are carefully annotated with step-by-step instructions. Clear instructions on how to set up and use the iPad Illustrated explanations of all the key features Hundreds of graphics as well as tips and tricks
Category: Computers

Jesuit Accounts Of The Colonial Americas

Author : Marc André Bernier
ISBN : 9781442663497
Genre : History
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In recent years scholars have turned their attention to the rich experience of the Jesuits in France and Spain’s American colonies. That attention has brought a flow of new editions and translations of Jesuit accounts of the Americas; it is now time for a study that examines the full range of that work in a comparative perspective. Jesuit Accounts of the Colonial Americas offers the first comprehensive examination of such writings and the role they played in solidifying images of the Americas. The collection also provides a much-needed re-examination of the work of the Jesuits in relation to Enlightenment ideals and the modern social sciences and humanities – two systems of thought that have in the past appeared radically opposed, but which are brought together here under the rubric of modern ethnographic knowledge. Linking Jesuit texts, the rhetorical tradition, and the newly emerging anthropology of the Enlightenment, this collection traverses the vast expanses of Old and New World France and Spain in fascinating new ways.
Category: History

Miami Manhunt

Author : Johnny Diaz
ISBN : 9780758266286
Genre : Fiction
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SCORE It's not just a name--it's a frame of mind. Nestled amid peach and candy-pink Art Deco buildings, Score is the hottest gay bar in Miami's South Beach. And for friends Ray Martinez, Ted Williams, and Brian Anderson, there's no better way to start the weekend than by checking out the steady stream of beautiful Latin men coursing in and out of Score's doors. . . While Miami is home to the most gorgeous males ever created by God or a lifetime gym membership, Ray, resident movie critic at The Miami News, would give the dating scene a one-star review. Tired of hooking up with sculpted, shallow hunks who use books as towel weights, Ray is thrilled to finally meet a guy he wants to take home to mami and papi. . . Ted, host of a popular Miami version of Entertainment Tonight, has enjoyed all the perks of his celebrity status. But being overexposed has its downside. Ted's longing for a deeper connection spurs a reckless move that could cost him everything. . . Brian has a life of leisure with his fabulously wealthy older boyfriend. The key rule to their open relationship: no sleeping with the same guy twice. But ever since Brian met a Puerto Rican love god named Eros, it's a rule he keeps breaking. . . A sexy, smart, and irresistibly witty new novel, Miami Manhunt explores one wild year when love gets crazy, hearts get broken and mended, and the only thing to count on is the fact that life will never be the same again. . .
Category: Fiction

Really Clever Crosswords

Author : David Levinson Wilk
ISBN : 1402709498
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 88.45 MB
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Match wits with one of the country’s most popular crossword creators. Since his first puzzle was published in the New York Times when he was nineteen years old, the author has been challenging newspaper readers from New York to San Diego and Miami to Spokane. Offering the elegance and sophistication of the toughest daily crosswords yet remaining accessible to newcomers, these 72 puzzles will test your knowledge of history, pop culture, science, literature, sports, and more, as well as your ability to figure out clever themes. If you enjoy solving conundrums such as “What the Russians did in 1999” (10 letters), and “Jean-Claude Van Damme sits on the fence” (14 letters), these really clever crosswords are for you! Answers: PUTINPUTIN, BELGIANWAFFLES
Category: Games & Activities

Awash In Mystery

Author : Ken Filing
ISBN : 9781426937750
Genre : Fiction
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Captain Kent Allison and his beautiful wife, Teddi, are owners of the Sea Rose, a long-time fishing boat sailing in the South Pacific. Their adventure starts when they are hijacked by the notorious pirate Captain Armond Yang. Several anxious days later, they escape with their two Polynesian crew members and sail to an island in a sailing dinghy. They find tranquility on this island, but are anxious to get their boat back. They discover that the Australian Navy can assist them in recovering their boat and Kent sets out on a new adventure to accomplish this. After several years of commercial fishing, they leave their boat with their faithful crew and realize their dream to buy a sailboat and sail the world. But theyre thwarted by a group of devious scientists who kidnap Teddi and want to perform inhuman experiments on her and other women. Kents rescue of Teddi involves more suspense and action. Awash in Mystery is a gripping tale of adventure on the high seas and tranquil times on a South Sea Island and later in the Caribbean.
Category: Fiction

Bull By The Horns

Author : Sheila Bair
ISBN : 9781451672503
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 88.20 MB
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NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER The former FDIC chairwoman, and one of the first people to acknowledge the full risk of subprime loans, offers a unique perspective on the financial crisis. Appointed by George W. Bush as the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in 2006, Sheila Bair witnessed the origins of the financial crisis and in 2008 became—along with Hank Paulson, Ben Bernanke, and Timothy Geithner—one of the key public servants trying to repair the damage to the global economy. Bull by the Horns is her remarkable and refreshingly honest account of that contentious time and the struggle for reform that followed and continues to this day.
Category: Business & Economics

Just Right Crossword Puzzles

Author : Quill Driver Books
ISBN : 1884956610
Genre : Games & Activities
File Size : 44.17 MB
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Not too easy, not too tough . . . Breakfasts have never been better! Grab a cup of coffee, a blueberry muffin or a three-egg omelet, and put on your thinking cap! The morning fun is about to begin.
Category: Games & Activities

Just Right

Author : Quill Driver Books
ISBN : 1884956645
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Not too easy, not too tough . . . What could be better than a cold night, a hot fire, and 100 of America's most popular crossword puzzles? Cozy up and enjoy!

The Rough Guide To Rock

Author : Peter Buckley
ISBN : 1843531054
Genre : Music
File Size : 75.67 MB
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.
Category: Music

New Complete Geography

Author : Matthew Fontaine Maury
ISBN : STANFORD:36105019998637
Genre : Arkansas
File Size : 69.91 MB
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Category: Arkansas