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The Alchemist By Paulo Coelho Annotated

Author : Paulo Coelho
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Alchemist (Portuguese: O Alquimista) is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho that was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it became a widely translated international bestseller. An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd in his journey to the pyramids of Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding a treasure there.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Travel Tourism And Identity

Author : Gabriel R. Ricci
ISBN : 9781351301107
Genre : Social Science
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Travel, Tourism and Identity addresses the psychological and social adjustments that occur when people make contact with others outside their social, cultural, or linguistic groups. Whether such contact is the result of tourism, seeking exile, or relocating abroad, the volume's contributors demonstrate how one's identity, cultural assumptions, and worldview can be brought into question. In some cases, the traveller finds that bridging the social and cultural gap between himself and the new society is fairly easy. In other cases, the traveller discovers that reorienting himself requires absorbing a new cultural history and traditions. The contributors argue that making these adjustments will surely enhance the traveller's or tourist's experience; otherwise the traveller or tourist will be at risk of becoming a marginalized figure, one disconnected from the society that surrounds him. This latest volume in the Culture & Civilization series features a collection of essays on travel and tourism. The essays cover a range of topics from historical travels to modern social identities. They discuss ancient travels, contemporary travels in Europe, Africa and sustainable eco-tourism, and the politics of tourism. Essays also address experiences of Grenada's "Spice Island" identity, and the effects of globalization and migrations on personal identity.
Category: Social Science

The Universe Quotes Collection

Author : Sapiens Hub
ISBN : 9783965448230
Genre : Self-Help
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SAPIENS HUB is a collective of passionate individuals that love to appreciate timeless wisdom compiled and compressed into insightful quotes. Our main goal is to infect you with motivation and inspiration to live life and engage with it at its fullest. SAPIENS HUB brings you a compilation of the very best quotes from the world's most iconic humans takes on "The Universe", including: Albert Einstein Arthur C. Clarke Ray Bradbury John Lennon Ellen DeGeneres Carl Sagan Philip K. Dick Alan W. Watts C.S. Lewis Joseph Campbell Stephen Hawking Deepak Chopra William Shakespeare Brian Cox Yoko Ono Lao Tzu Neil deGrasse Tyson Isaac Asimov And many more!
Category: Self-Help

Roppongi Crossing

Author : Roman A. Cybriwsky
ISBN : 9780820338316
Genre : Social Science
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For most of the latter half of the twentieth century, Roppongi was an enormously popular nightclub district that stood out from the other pleasure quarters of Tokyo for its mix of international entertainment and people. It was where Japanese and foreigners went to meet and play. With the crash of Japan's bubble economy in the 1990s, however, the neighborhood declined, and it now has a reputation as perhaps Tokyo's most dangerous district—a hotbed of illegal narcotics, prostitution, and other crimes. Its concentration of “bad foreigners,” many from China, Russia and Eastern Europe, West Africa, and Southeast Asia is thought to be the source of the trouble. Roman Adrian Cybriwsky examines how Roppongi's nighttime economy is now under siege by both heavy-handed police action and the conservative Japanese “construction state,” an alliance of large private builders and political interests with broad discretion to redevelop Tokyo. The construction state sees an opportunity to turn prime real estate into high-end residential and retail projects that will “clean up” the area and make Tokyo more competitive with Shanghai and other rising business centers in Asia. Roppongi Crossing is a revealing ethnography of what is arguably the most dynamic district in one of the world's most dynamic cities. Based on extensive fieldwork, it looks at the interplay between the neighborhood's nighttime rhythms; its emerging daytime economy of office towers and shopping malls; Japan's ongoing internationalization and changing ethnic mix; and Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown, the massive new construction projects now looming over the old playground.
Category: Social Science

Theatre Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112954149
Genre : Theater
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114629087
Genre : India
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Spanish Steps

Author : Tim Moore
ISBN : WISC:89085229763
Genre : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
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Bill Bryson’sA Walk in the WoodsmeetsMonty Python and the Holy Grail. With a donkey. Being larger than a cat, the donkey falls into that category of animal that Tim Moore is at least slightly scared of. Yet, intrigued by epic accounts of a pilgrimage undertaken by one in three medieval Europeans, and strangely committed to historical authenticity, he finds himself leading a Pyrenean ass named Shinto into Spain, headed for Santiago de Compostela. Nuzzling businessmen at a city-centre zebra crossing, or shuffling after some policewomen across a broiled and lonely plain, the pair bring a smile to every local face. Over 500 miles of extreme weather, agonizing bestial sloth and triple-bunk dormitories, it becomes memorably apparent that for the multinational band of eccentrics who keep the Santiagan flame alive, the pilgrimage has evolved from a purely devotional undertaking into a mobile therapist’s couch. Ludicrous, heart-warming and improbably inspirational,Spanish Stepsis the story of what happens when a rather silly man tries to walk all the way across a very large country, with a very large animal who doesn’t really want to. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Texts From Brazil

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ISBN : IND:30000128575747
Genre : Brazil
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Southern Folklore Quarterly

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ISBN : UVA:X001751865
Genre : Folk-lore
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Includes section "Book reviews."
Category: Folk-lore