What is one to believe about the ultimates of human existence? What Michael Meacher seeks to do in this book is rather to assess the evidence - the whole range of it - without a predetermined worldview as a premise, and to decide, as objectively as possible, what the evidence on balance points to.
A comprehensive guide with all the resources you need to explore, relax and soak in the rich experiences to be had in this storied land. Christopher P. Baker provides an exciting overview where other guidebooks natural and social history in a comprehensive new guide that also covers recreational opportunities region by region. With this book in hand, you’ll have all the resources you need to explore and enjoy the rich experiences to be had in this hot new destination.
A comprehensive guide from an expert on the region includes hundreds of lodging, dining, recreational, and cultural recommendations. With the same unerring compass that has come to define the Great Destinations guides, Baker reveals why the Dominican Republic is far and away the most popular destination in the Caribbean. From brilliant green mountains to pristine white-sand beaches, extraordinary restaurants to luxury resorts, the Dominican Republic is full of surprises. For instance, no other Caribbean isle can compare when it comes to bird- and wildlife-watching: the Dominican Republic teems with exotic birds and reptiles, many of which live nowhere else in the world. With this guide in hand you’ll learn where to book the best wildlife tours; where to go to explore the island’s ancient history; how to navigate rustic trails and Colonial city streets; where to find the best golfing, water sports, and nightlife—and so much more. As in all Great Destinations guides, there are more than 100 photographs and detailed maps—everything you need to make the most of your visit.
The future Caribbean regions and the African Continent Democratic Principles and Policies rebirthing the laws fitting to the new world generation in the positives, the present moving the future optimism the black human race traveling the planet Earth, incapable to stop foolish trifling, dissatisfactions from stifling the precious life, and replaced the trifling with life's reality, dignity in collective individual humans living the life divine elements. The truth to be a human, a parent inspiring the the present and future children's lives with expressive love emotions, stimulations, inspiring the children's aspirations traveling the Caribbean Americans forefathers freedom paved road dreams and visions, covered with love of humanity. The new-era black millennials are the Caribbean regions' global leaders of tomorrow. Creative exuberances, inventions, explorations, moving forward the regions' global markets, the region future development growth stability, our Caribbean children, your children, my children, in connection with the African soil reliving the soil's self will productive forces development to positive growth. The future black millennials' creativity interconnecting the world. The human species, the hero is you, the precious life missions journeys, striving for a better future life survival covered with happiness, peace, and love. Good at what you do, the body itself, intellectual capacity, power, strength, courage, quantitative love and peace. Life is short, sweet, and livable; the destination is bountiful. The moment of truth, love, natural emotions expressions with bountiful motions flowing, gushing the river to endless boundaries, love flowing free as a bird, igniting the body, mind, soul; natural human colors illuminating the universe. The moment of truth, life missions journey. It's not the journey—it's the destination.
The two-volume set LNCS 8802 and LNCS 8803 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Leveraging Applications of Formal Methods, Verification and Validation, ISoLA 2014, held in Imperial, Corfu, Greece, in October 2014. The total of 67 full papers was carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. Featuring a track introduction to each section, the papers are organized in topical sections named: evolving critical systems; rigorous engineering of autonomic ensembles; automata learning; formal methods and analysis in software product line engineering; model-based code generators and compilers; engineering virtualized systems; statistical model checking; risk-based testing; medical cyber-physical systems; scientific workflows; evaluation and reproducibility of program analysis; processes and data integration in the networked healthcare; semantic heterogeneity in the formal development of complex systems. In addition, part I contains a tutorial on automata learning in practice; as well as the preliminary manifesto to the LNCS Transactions on the Foundations for Mastering Change with several position papers. Part II contains information on the industrial track and the doctoral symposium and poster session.
1,001 animals to see before they die. From the world?s only multi-species primate sanctuary in South Africa, to the wild ponies of Assateague Island, to the Blue-Footed Boobies of the Galapagos Islands, Destination Wildlife provides all the information the intrepid traveler looking for the best wildlife experiences could need?and rarely finds in other travel guides. Written from a visitor?s perspective?and informed by the National Wildlife Federation and other naturalists? each site in Destination Wildlife has been evaluated by real eco-travelers who have provided insider tips and suggestions that give the what, when, where, how and? most important?the why of every site to maximize each wildlife experience.
A guide to the best beaches, restaurants, casinos and shopping—and everything else—that the Bahamas has to offer. Explorer's Guide The Bahamas: A Great Destination treads confidently where other guidebooks stop short: it goes past the beaches, casinos, and duty-free shops to bring you into ancestral lands, fishing settlements, goat farms, conch shacks, theaters, and art galleries. The Bahamas’ clear waters and multihued coral reefs are gifts just waiting to be unwrapped.
Delve in-depth into Acapulco, Ixtapa, and Zihuatanejo. Explorer's Guide Acapulco provides thorough information on where to stay and eat and what to see and do as well as a primer on the rich history and culture of this diverse region. Also covered is Taxco, the oldest mining town in the Americas, where the region’s wealth of silver has been mined for centuries
Best Easy Day Hikes Cincinnati includes concise descriptions of the best short hikes in the area, with detailed maps of the routes. The 20 hikes in this guide are generally short, easy to follow, and guaranteed to please.
The invasive species problem will become increasingly important in the years to come. Trade, travel and tourism are rapidly globalized, and border controls are reduced. This affects natural ecosystems in which aggressive invaders may have disastrous effects. `New' diseases affect human, animal and crop health. The Convention on Biological Diversity presents national authorities with a tall order in coping with this problem. For the first time in one volume, this book presents both ecological, biological and epidemiological aspects of invasive species, as well as the problem of disease organisms for agriculture and human health. The book constitutes a comprehensive background to the global strategy for managing invasive alien species which now is being developed by SCOPE and UNEP. The book is well suited for management staff in various environmental, economic and social sectors. It is essential for university and college teachers, researchers in ecology, natural resources management, and social sciences, as well as M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.
Computer Simulation in Physical Geography Second Edition M.J. Kirkby, University of Leeds, UK, P.S. Naden, Institute of Hydrology, UK, T.P. Burt, University of Oxford, UK and D.P. Butcher, University of Huddersfield, UK Simulation modelling has grown in importance in geographical teaching and project work ever since microcomputers have become widely available. By developing a broad range of usable programs in an environmental context, this second edition of Computer Simulation in Physical Geography may be used both as a physical geography textbook and as a pathway to learning standard programming, since substantial sections of the book are devoted to the design, formulation and best use of programs. The book opens with an introduction to the subject, followed by a series of chapters each of which is devoted to a different type of model, including black box models, process models, mass and energy balance models, and stochastic models. The second half of the book contains methods for model or program formulation and various means of verifying and calibrating models against field data. The choice of an appropriate model for a given situation is considered, together with the building of rationally based computer simulations from geographical assumptions. Example programs are drawn from ecology, hydrology, meteorology and hillslope and fluvial geomorphology, and these give a flavour of current research trends. All programs are contained on a supplementary disk in Microsoft QuickBASIC, QBASIC (standard with DOS 5-0) or GWBASIC (standard with earlier DOS versions). The distinct advantages of this second edition over the first are the major changes that have been made in updating the programs to the more structured environment of QuickBASIC, which also enables the utilisation of the superior CGA, EGA and VGA graphics on current DOS systems.
Climate change is one of the major issues facing us today and has been described as a threat greater than terrorism. As the world's largest industry tourism both contributes to and will be dramatically affected by climate change. This is the first comprehensive book-level examination of the relationship between tourism and climate change, of interest not only to students of tourism but to policy makers and the industry who will have to respond to the challenges posed.
A stunningly well-researched book, offering readers an authentically fresh and at times wickedly off -the-beaten path irreverent look at travel history and the evolution of homo touristicus. This insightful book takes you on a Grand Tour full of fun and interesting nuggets about travel— the past, the present, and soon to be future, that is sure to make you laugh, make you think, and keep you reading. Just perusing the Table of Contents whets your appetite for more. This multi-disciplinary look at the travel and tourism industry—and we travelers who make it all happen—includes: the age of discovery, world wonders, tourist novelties, the paths of pilgrims, travel safety and security, travel literature, geography and mapmaking, Grand Hotels, the technology of travel, travel industry porn and public relations campaigns, mysterious liaisons, and affairs to remember, along with great travel quotes and culturally relevant tourism-related anecdotes. This factual, enlightening, and oh so opinionated book is designed for real travelers, casual tourists, and armchair travelers alike; with this fi rst edition disproving myths, unveiling new legends and bursting a few overly righteous historical bubbles along the way. Indeed, this book includes something for all members of homo touristicus who have been there, done that, and keenly want to know what is next!