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Slow Walk Across Spain

Author : Karen Manwaring
ISBN : 0646946439
Genre : Camino de Santiago (Spain)
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The author has twice walked the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. This is the book she and her partner wish they'd had when they were planning their first walk; Includes maps, kit lists, diary excerpts, local recipes and beautiful images. The book is divided into 3 parts : Camino Calling; Walking the Camino; History of the Camino.
Category: Camino de Santiago (Spain)

Slow Your Roll

Author : Meg S Maloney
ISBN : 1649991533
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In college she was an American in Spain, spending a year studying abroad in Madrid. Thirty-five years later-after sending the last of her children off to college-55-year-old Meg S. Maloney decided it was time to fulfill a long-held dream: complete the legendary Camino de Santiago. In May of 2019, Meg left her home in Northern California to set off alone on the challenging, inspiring 550-mile walk across Spain, not knowing what she'd find or who'd she become. This is her story.

Sinning Across Spain

Author : Ailsa Piper
ISBN : 9780522861396
Genre : Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages
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With those words Ailsa Piper sought sponsors for a 1300km solo walk across Spain. She worried people would think she'd joined a cult. She worried her knees would give outandmdash;and not from praying! She worried that 30kms a day for six weeks, with a swag of sins for company, would send her mad. But she went. She began at Easter, a time of sin and reflectionandmdash;but not hot cross buns, as she discovered. She hiked olive groves, searched for lodgings in refuges and sports centres, and did the cryingo for those who'd sponsored her. As a child, Ailsa's plea was andlsquo;Don't cry. Don't cry. Let me do the crying!andrsquo; Her walk took that to new extremes. Like medieval believers who paid others to carry their sins to holy places, and so buy forgiveness, Ailsa's donors confessed to anger and envy, pride and lust, sloth and selfishness, among others. Along the way, their sins became hers. She was tempted and she battled. On one occasion, she was saved by a fellow pilgrim's snoring, proving sharing a room with forty belching, grunting blokes can be a blessing! Miracles also found her. Matrons stuffed homemade sausages into her pack. Angels in name and nature eased her path. And she fell in love: with kindness, strangers, and Spain. She came home changedandmdash;as were many of her sinners. Their stories made her believe in the power of confessionandmdash;acknowledging we're all sinners. All saints. Sinning Across Spain celebrates the blessing of bathtubs, the benediction of bunions, and the simple act of setting down one foot after the other.
Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages

Walking Across Spain The Pyrenees From The Atlantic To The Mediterranean

Author : Mr Alan House
ISBN : 9781471002830
Genre : Travel
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This is an account of trekking the length of the Spanish Pyrenees from coast to coast between 2004 and 2011. The majority of the walk was on the GR11,a long-distance footpath in Spain, and also parts of the high French Pyrenees around Gavarnie and Cauterets. The description of the walk gives details of the landscape, villages and local history of the area, including the route through the Basque Country, Navarra, Aragon, Andorra and Catalonia. It also gives the authors account of the day to day experiences of walking through a varied terrain of delightful hanging valleys, high passes reaching nearly 3000 m altitude and alpine meadows. Nights were spent camping in the mountains, hostels and mountain refuges. Although this is not a travel guide to a particular route, it supplements them by relating what is in the area and what other travellers have found in the past. There are 40 colour photographs and some details of GPS usage on the GR11.
Category: Travel

Shifting Gears

Author : Richard Haiduck
ISBN : 9781647042448
Genre : Business & Economics
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“Shifting Gears will whet your appetite with first-hand tales of retirement so varied your head will spin.” — Sara Zeff Geber, PhD, Author, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers “Richard dismantles the idea that retirement should ever be experienced from a rocking chair.” — Susan Williams, Founder, Booming Encore, a top ranked website and influencer for baby boomers, aging and retirement “I thoroughly enjoyed Shifting Gears – it made me think about my upcoming shift.” — Daniel G. Welch, Author, Race for the Mind, a highly rated novel about an Alzheimer’s patient and the quest for a cure See how this group of retirees shifted gears into retirement. Learn about the joys, challenges, and inspirations that were part of their journey in this stage of life. Here are a few examples of those experiences: · Donna recovered from four leg surgeries in three years and then decided to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro · Steve decided that after an analytical career, he wanted a creative retirement with music and art · Old, Wise, Learning Still discussion group was formed to talk about end of life issues · Tom created his Tacky Tavern Tour to entertain his friends · Chuck and his wife had to deal with a fire burning down their home
Category: Business & Economics

Empire Of Things

Author : Frank Trentmann
ISBN : 9780241198407
Genre : History
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The epic history of consumption, and the goods that have transformed our lives over the past 600 years What we consume has become the defining feature of our lives: our economies live or die by spending, we are treated more as consumers than workers, and even public services are presented to us as products in a supermarket. In this monumental study, acclaimed historian Frank Trentmann unfolds the extraordinary history that has shaped our material world, from late Ming China, Renaissance Italy and the British Empire to the present. Astonishingly wide-ranging and richly detailed, Empire of Things explores how we have come to live with so much more, how this changed the course of history, and the global challenges we face as a result.
Category: History

Converging Clinical And Engineering Research On Neurorehabilitation Ii

Author : Jaime Ibáñez
ISBN : 9783319466699
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The book reports on advanced topics in the areas of neurorehabilitation research and practice. It focuses on new methods for interfacing the human nervous system with electronic and mechatronic systems to restore or compensate impaired neural functions. Importantly, the book merges different perspectives, such as the clinical, neurophysiological, and bioengineering ones, to promote, feed and encourage collaborations between clinicians, neuroscientists and engineers. Based on the 2016 International Conference on Neurorehabilitation (ICNR 2016) held on October 18-21, 2016, in Segovia, Spain, this book covers various aspects of neurorehabilitation research and practice, including new insights into biomechanics, brain physiology, neuroplasticity, and brain damages and diseases, as well as innovative methods and technologies for studying and/or recovering brain function, from data mining to interface technologies and neuroprosthetics. In this way, it offers a concise, yet comprehensive reference guide to neurosurgeons, rehabilitation physicians, neurologists, and bioengineers. Moreover, by highlighting current challenges in understanding brain diseases as well as in the available technologies and their implementation, the book is also expected to foster new collaborations between the different groups, thus stimulating new ideas and research directions.
Category: Technology & Engineering


Author : Geraldine Woods
ISBN : 0382397673
Genre : Spain
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Contrasts Spain's past of castles, Moorish invaders, and fair ladies with today's fast-growing democracy, featuring such cultural aspects as schools, sports, food, and folktales.
Category: Spain

Spain Or Shine

Author : Michelle Jellen
ISBN : 9781101174180
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Elena is lost in the shuffle between her three overachieving siblings. But now that she’s on her own for a whole semester, she intends to keep the spotlight on herself—and Spain is just the place to do it. Once she starts living it up in tapas bars, lying out on the beach (even though it’s November), and having a nice, long siesta smack-dab in the middle of every day, Elena finds that Spain is everything she hoped it would be. She’s even met a to-fawn-over Spaniard, Miguel. But Elena has always been more comfortable writing plays than starring in them, and she’s beginning to realize that keeping out of the spotlight has its perks too. . . .
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Harper S Magazine

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ISBN : UIUC:30112108101467
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Slow Walks In London

Author : Michael Leitch
ISBN : 0062731017
Genre : London (England)
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Category: London (England)

Annual Review Of Gerontology And Geriatrics Volume 33 2013

Author : Jean-Marie Robine, PhD
ISBN : 9780826109958
Genre : Social Science
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Developed countries and certain regions of economically emerging nations have displaying a rapidly growing population of the oldest-oldónonagenarians, centenarians, and supercentenarians. As this trend continues, we must redirect some of our research on aging to the experience of advanced old age and discovering individual and community factors that improve the quality of life during this life stage. This state-of-the science, multidisciplinary Annual provides a comprehensive discussion of the factors promoting healthy survival and/or ensuring a good quality of life for the oldest elderly. It features an international representation that includes Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, and North America. The Annual disseminates the most current research regarding this population and notes gaps in our knowledge. The book addresses ongoing demo-epidemiological changes regarding longevity, estimates of oldest-old populations, and prevalence of chronic and degenerative diseases, frailty, and old-age dependency. The meaning of healthy longevity as a theoretical concept is explored. Grounded in the fundamental issue of whether or not the prevalence of poor health or poor quality of life inevitably increases with age, recent research and ongoing studies from a variety of perspectives are presented from several nations. The book clarifies the known and hypothetical factors favoring healthy longevity, from genes to social integration. Additionally, chapters explore gender differences in age trajectories and changes over time. Special attention is given to the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity. Key Features: Disseminates new scholarly research about a rapidly growing segment of the populationóthe oldest old Offers multidisciplinary and international perspectives about the factors that promote healthy survival and improve quality of life Addresses the social and cognitive dimensions of healthy longevity Provides important information regarding health care costs for this population Includes the research of seasoned and emerging scholars
Category: Social Science

The Living Age

Author :
ISBN : UIUC:30112110962633
Genre :
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Following The Milky Way

Author : Ellen Okner Feinberg
ISBN : UVA:X001609449
Genre : Travel
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Category: Travel

Writing The Dark Side Of Travel

Author : Jonathan Skinner
ISBN : 9780857453419
Genre : Social Science
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The travel experience filled with personal trauma; the pilgrimage through a war-torn place; the journey with those suffering: these represent the darker sides of travel. What is their allure and how are they represented? This volume takes an ethnographic and interdisciplinary approach to explore the writings and texts of dark journeys and travels. In traveling over the dead, amongst the dying, and alongside the suffering, the authors give us a tour of humanity's violence and misery. And yet, from this dark side, there comes great beauty and poignancy in the characterization of plight; creativity in the comic, graphic, and graffiti sketches and comments on life; and the sense of profound and spiritual journeys being undertaken, recorded, and memorialized. Jonathan Skinner is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of "Before the Volcano: Reverberations of Identity on Montserrat" (Arawak Publications 2004), and co-editor of "Managing Island Life" (University of Abertay Press 2006) and "Great Expectations: Imagination and Anticipation in Tourism" (Berghahn 2011).
Category: Social Science