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Frommer´s EasyGuide to Australia 2018 (eBook, e...
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Everything you need for a successful and easy Australian vacation?in one concise and intelligent guide. The Australian dollar has recently plunged in value against the U.S. dollar making Australia far more accessible than it has been in years. To keep up with the changes the new currency situation has brought about, we?ve turned once again to Lee Mylne. Based in Brisbane (the third most populous city in Australia), Mylne has been an Australian travel journalist for nearly all her working life. She has crisscrossed every state and territory of Australia by every means of transport, and she is a life member and past president of the Australian Society of Travel Writers. This guide is updated each year, concisely written (so it?s easy to carry) and printed in large, easy-to-read type 16 pages of vibrant photographs, plus dozens of photographs throughout the book Opinionated reviews of Australia?s best attractions, hotels, restaurants, nightlife venues and shops?everything you need to know, nothing you don?t Detailed local maps marked with hotels, restaurants, and attractions, plus a map of Sydney?s ferry system Expert tips and recommendations for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Tasmania, and the Red Centre including Uluru Reviews with exact pricing, so there?s never any guessing, using the Frommer?s star rating system Suggested itineraries, including for families and for one-week visits Smart advice on how to scuba dive, avoiding dangerous animals, dodging crowds, renting a car, money-saving packages, and more A rich section on the history of Australia, including detailed context on Aboriginal issues and tips on cultural sensitivity A handy pull-out, indexed map of Australia ideal for in-depth trip planning There?s a reason that Frommer?s has been the most trusted name in travel for more than sixty years. Arthur Frommer created the best-selling guide series in 1957 to help American servicemen fulfill their dreams of travel in Europe, and since then, we have published thousands of titles became a household name helping millions upon millions of people realize their own dreams of seeing our planet. Travel is easy with Frommer?s.

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Stand: 05.12.2017
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Jimmy Hoffa´s American Fights: A Highly Opinion...
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Jimmy Hoffa´s American Fights: A Highly Opinionated History is both an accessible introduction to the life, times, trials, and disappearance of one of the most famous Americans of the 20th century. Starting when Hoffa was a young man in the about-to-be boomtown of Detroit, the book follows him through his first job as a stock boy at Kroger´s Grocery store through his early union agitation against a bad boss named the Little Bastard; through Hoffa´s days as a brawler on Teamsters picket lines, and his rise through that union. Andrew Klein´s book pulls no punches, defends Hoffa, and destroys the perverse and pervasive influence of the Kennedy clan. This book presents a flawed and tragic charismatic hero in Hoffa, a powerful and bullying classic villain in Robert Kennedy, and a lush backdrop of union fights, personal betrayal, and presidential assassinations. Full of some of the most interesting, eccentric, and evil characters in American history, if you have a typical American´s fascination with mob figures and gangsters, you need to listen to this book. Intense, well-researched, and full of fire and passion, Jimmy Hoffa´s American Fights is a history unlike any other. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/073107de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Stand: 06.12.2017
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Do Not Take this Road to El-Karama (eBook, ePUB)
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Tired of tragic stories, Chris Harvie sets out to see the positive side of the ´Dark Continent´ and to enjoy its life and laughter. Do Not Take This Road to El-Karama is the entertaining account of an epic road trip that takes him from his home outside the Kruger National Park to the banks of the Nile in Uganda - and back again. In his haphazard and somewhat eccentric travels, Harvie encounters missionaries and mechanics, locals and ex-pats, rascals and rogues. Delving into his own mixed British and South African identity, he tries to fathom - in his trademark witty and sardonic style - the post-independence national character of the southern, central, and east African countries through which he and his companions pass. Delightfully opinionated, brimming with interesting facts, questionable comment and dubious speculations, this book is essential reading for anyone with more than a passing interest in Africa, travel, history and people; in a good read; or simply in being alive.

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Stand: 23.11.2017
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AIA Guide to New York City (eBook, PDF)
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Hailed as extraordinarily learned (New York Times), blithe in spirit and unerring in vision, (New York Magazine), and the definitive record of New Yorks architectural heritage (Municipal Art Society), Norval White and Elliot Willenskys book is an essential reference for everyone with an interest in architecture and those who simply want to know more about New York City. First published in 1968, the AIA Guide to New York City has long been the definitive guide to the citys architecture. Moving through all five boroughs, neighborhood by neighborhood, it offers the most complete overview of New Yorks significant places, past and present. The Fifth Edition continues to include places of historical importance--including extensive coverage of the World Trade Center site--while also taking full account of the construction boom of the past 10 years, a boom that has given rise to an unprecedented number of new buildings by such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. All of the buildings included in the Fourth Edition have been revisited and re-photographed and much of the commentary has been re-written, and coverage of the outer boroughs--particularly Brooklyn--has been expanded. Famed skyscrapers and historic landmarks are detailed, but so, too, are firehouses, parks, churches, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting more than 3000 new photographs, 100 enhanced maps, and thousands of short and spirited entries, the guide is arranged geographically by borough, with each borough divided into sectors and then into neighborhood. Extensive commentaries describe the character of the divisions. Knowledgeable, playful, and beautifully illustrated, here is the ultimate guided tour of New Yorks architectural treasures. Acclaim for earlier editions of the AIA Guide to New York City: An extraordinarily learned, personable exegesis of our metropolis. No other American or, for that matter, world city can boast so definitive a one-volume guide to its built environment. -- Philip Lopate, New York Times Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision. -- New York Magazine A definitive record of New Yorks architectural heritage... witty and helpful pocketful which serves as arbiter of architects, Baedeker for boulevardiers, catalog for the curious, primer for preservationists, and sourcebook to students. For all who seek to know of New York, it is here. No home should be without a copy. -- Municipal Art Society There are two reasons the guide has entered the pantheon of New York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the other is its inimitable style--smart, vivid, funny and opinionated as the architectural historian Christopher Gray once summed it up in pithy W & W fashion. -- Constance Rosenblum, New York Times A book for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets. -- The Village Voice

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Stand: 23.11.2017
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How to Write a Thesis (eBook, PDF)
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By the time Umberto Eco published his best-selling novel The Name of the Rose, he was one of Italy´s most celebrated intellectuals, a distinguished academic and the author of influential works on semiotics. Some years before that, in 1977, Eco published a little book for his students, How to Write a Thesis, in which he offered useful advice on all the steps involved in researching and writing a thesis — from choosing a topic to organizing a work schedule to writing the final draft. Now in its twenty-third edition in Italy and translated into seventeen languages, How to Write a Thesis has become a classic. Remarkably, this is its first, long overdue publication in English. Eco´s approach is anything but dry and academic. He not only offers practical advice but also considers larger questions about the value of the thesis-writing exercise. How to Write a Thesis is unlike any other writing manual. It reads like a novel. It is opinionated. It is frequently irreverent, sometimes polemical, and often hilarious. Eco advises students how to avoid ´´thesis neurosis´´ and he answers the important question ´´Must You Read Books?´´ He reminds students ´´You are not Proust´´ and ´´Write everything that comes into your head, but only in the first draft.´´ Of course, there was no Internet in 1977, but Eco´s index card research system offers important lessons about critical thinking and information curating for students of today who may be burdened by Big Data.How to Write a Thesis belongs on the bookshelves of students, teachers, writers, and Eco fans everywhere. Already a classic, it would fit nicely between two other classics: Strunk and White and The Name of the Rose. Contents The Definition and Purpose of a ThesisChoosing the TopicConducting ResearchThe Work Plan and the Index CardsWriting the ThesisThe Final Draft

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Stand: 23.11.2017
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Crayon on a matchbox (eBook, ePUB)
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About Crayon on a matchboxChallenging - It seems to me that we have rejected ten moral rules and ten embraced ten thousand legal rules to make up for it.Controversial - I have always had my doubts about moral high ground to be honest, mainly becasue its often not as high as people think.Opinionated - forgive me for being blunt here New Zealand but how dumb are we as a country if we persist in calling these rugby players role models?Funny - No matter how often you call yourself ´´Hard Bastard Perkins´´, you can never really shake the nickname ´´Cream Puff´´Sad - You think of how some others now don´t have the people they love the most and your heart breaks for those whose hearts are breaking.

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Stand: 02.12.2017
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The Beautiful and the Damned (eBook, ePUB)
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In 1913, when Anthony Patch was twenty-five, two years were already gone since irony, the Holy Ghost of this later day, had, theoretically at least, descended upon him. Irony was the final polish of the shoe, the ultimate dab of the clothes-brush, a sort of intellectual ´´There!´´—yet at the brink of this story he has as yet gone no further than the conscious stage. As you first see him he wonders frequently whether he is not without honor and slightly mad, a shameful and obscene thinness glistening on the surface of the world like oil on a clean pond, these occasions being varied, of course, with those in which he thinks himself rather an exceptional young man, thoroughly sophisticated, well ad-justed to his environment, and somewhat more significant than any one else he knows. This was his healthy state and it made him cheerful, pleasant, and very attractive to intelligent men and to all women. In this state he considered that he would one day accomplish some quiet subtle thing that the elect would deem worthy and, passing on, would join the dimmer stars in a nebulous, indeterminate heaven half-way between death and immortality. Until the time came for this effort he would be Anthony Patch—not a portrait of a man but a distinct and dynamic personality, opinionated, contemptuous, functioning from within outward—a man who was aware that there could be no honor and yet had honor, who knew the sophistry of courage and yet was brave. A WORTHY MAN AND HIS GIFTED SON Anthony drew as much consciousness of social security from being the grandson of Adam J. Patch as he would have had from tracing his line over the sea to the crusaders. This is inevitable; Virginians and Bostonians to the contrary notwithstanding, an aristocracy founded sheerly on money postulates wealth in the particular. Now Adam J. Patch, more familiarly known as ´´Cross Patch,´´ left his father's farm in Tarrytown early in sixty-one to join a New York cavalry regiment. He came home from the war a major, charged into Wall Street, and amid much fuss, fume, applause, and ill will he gathered to himself some seventy-five million dollars.

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Stand: 05.12.2017
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The Big Man of Jim Beam - Booker Noe And the Nu...
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Lessons on product, quality, innovation, and longevity from the First Family of Bourbon The Big Man of Jim Beam delves into the life and times of legendary distiller F. Booker Noe III, grandson of Jim Beam and father of the bourbon boom. A true American original who left his mark on everything he did and everyone he met, this charismatic, opinionated man turned the Jim Beam company into the worlds largest bourbon distillery and secured his products place in the cultural psyche. This book tells his story, from growing up in the First Family of Bourbon to becoming master distiller, offering insights and guidance for creating brands and products that stand the test of time. His commitment to innovation and quality earned him legendary status and tremendous business growth; the discussion keys in on some of his most prized creations, including one of the first super-premium bourbons on the market, and the small batch collection that laid the groundwork for bourbons modern resurgence. Jim Beam is a distinctly American brand that has tapped into the collective consciousness and leveraged vision into growth. This book tells the story of the man behind the brand, and his approach to his work, his product, his company, and his people. Read colorful stories about growing up as bourbon royalty Trace Bookers journey from apprentice to worlds largest bourbon distiller Learn how innovation and a commitment to quality delivers product longevity Gain deep, personal insight on creating a brand that becomes a legend Booker was the sixth generation of the Beam family to make bourbon, and he grew an empire. Driven by commitment, vision, and a singular sort of ambition, his success offers many lessons to anyone in business. The Big Man of Jim Beam tells the story, and digs out the wisdom and insight from this legendary leader.

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Stand: 07.11.2017
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The Big Man of Jim Beam - Booker Noe And the Nu...
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Lessons on product, quality, innovation, and longevity from the First Family of Bourbon The Big Man of Jim Beam delves into the life and times of legendary distiller F. Booker Noe III, grandson of Jim Beam and father of the bourbon boom. A true American original who left his mark on everything he did and everyone he met, this charismatic, opinionated man turned the Jim Beam company into the worlds largest bourbon distillery and secured his products place in the cultural psyche. This book tells his story, from growing up in the First Family of Bourbon to becoming master distiller, offering insights and guidance for creating brands and products that stand the test of time. His commitment to innovation and quality earned him legendary status and tremendous business growth; the discussion keys in on some of his most prized creations, including one of the first super-premium bourbons on the market, and the small batch collection that laid the groundwork for bourbons modern resurgence. Jim Beam is a distinctly American brand that has tapped into the collective consciousness and leveraged vision into growth. This book tells the story of the man behind the brand, and his approach to his work, his product, his company, and his people. Read colorful stories about growing up as bourbon royalty Trace Bookers journey from apprentice to worlds largest bourbon distiller Learn how innovation and a commitment to quality delivers product longevity Gain deep, personal insight on creating a brand that becomes a legend Booker was the sixth generation of the Beam family to make bourbon, and he grew an empire. Driven by commitment, vision, and a singular sort of ambition, his success offers many lessons to anyone in business. The Big Man of Jim Beam tells the story, and digs out the wisdom and insight from this legendary leader.

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Stand: 07.11.2017
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The Book of Ebenezer le Page , Hörbuch, Digital...
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Ebenezer Le Page, cantankerous, opinionated and charming, is one of the most compelling literary creations of the late 20th century. Eighty years old, Ebenezer has lived his whole life on the Channel Island of Guernsey, a stony speck of a place caught between England and France yet a world away from either. Ebenezer himself is fiercely independent, but as he reaches the end of his life he is determined to tell his own story and the story of those he has known. He writes of family secrets and feuds, unforgettable friendships and friendships betrayed, love glimpsed and lost. The Book of Ebenezer Le Page is a beautifully detailed chronicle of a life, but it is equally an oblique reckoning with the traumas of the 20th century, as Ebenezer recalls both the men lost to the Great War and the German Occupation of Guernsey during World War II, and looks with despair at the encroachments of commerce and tourism on his beloved island. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roy Dotrice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/005886de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible - Hörbücher
Stand: 22.11.2017
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