This practical and inspiring guide gives you the lowdown on the world of cruises. Get essential advice and tips on everything from finding the right cruise and booking a great deal, to packing and travelling with a family. This ultimate trip-planning tool also features the best destinations for beaches, adventure, culture, chartering and more.
Thomas Cruise Mapother IV (/?t?m's ?kru?z ?me?p r/; born July 3, 1962), widely known as Tom Cruise, is an American film actor and producer. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He started his career at age 19 in the 1981 film Taps. His first leading role was in Risky Business, released in August 1983. Cruise became a full-fledged movie star after starring in Top Gun (1986). He is well known for his role as secret agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series between 1996 and 2011. Cruise has starred in many Hollywood blockbusters, including Rain Man (1988), A Few Good Men (1992), Jerry Maguire (1996), Vanilla Sky (2001), Minority Report (2002), The Last Samurai (2003), Collateral (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Tropic Thunder (2008) and Jack Reacher (2012). As of 2012, Cruise is Hollywood's highest-paid actor. Cruise is known for his Scientologist faith and for his support of the Church of Scientology. This book is your ultimate resource for Tom Cruise. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Tom Cruise's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Tom Cruise, 10th Empire Awards, 200 (South Park), 21st Saturn Awards, 8th Empire Awards, A Few Good Men, Academy Award for Best Actor, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, All the Right Moves (film), Anne Rice, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Beacon Hill, Ottawa, Ben Stiller, Born on the Fourth of July (film), Brad Pitt, Brat Pack (actors), Brooke Shields, Cameron Diaz, Cher, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Church of Scientology, Claus von Stauffenberg, Cocktail (1988 film), Cruise/Wagner Productions, Dustin Hoffman, Empire Award for Best Actor, Ethan Hunt, Eyes Wide Shut, Far and Away, Forest Whitaker, Henry Munro Middle School, Inside the Actors Studio, Interview with the Vampire, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles...and more pages Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.
Updated for 2012, this #1 guide to Alaska cruising features in-depth sections on each port with many insightful stories about the people and the coast. The key to this book's enduring popularity is the lavish 22" x 34"fold-out map with a numbering system for ease of following your ship's position.
In Europe alone there are more than two dozen navigable rivers and canals. Add the confluence of companies offering seemingly similar experiences and you might just end up feeling as though you're going upriver without a paddle. I'm here to help you navigate the ever-changing currents that define river cruising today. Having added more than 50 river cruises to my proverbial travel bucket, I've garnered a lot of insights that can help you understand the many options available to you. - Ralph Grizzle
The most comprehensive and helpful guide ever written for selecting and equipping a cruising sailboat Whether you’re a coastal or offshore cruiser, you’ll find your most pressing concerns treated with the know-how that makes for skillful, confident cruising in Nigel Calder’s Cruising Handbook. The author -- one of the most respected marine how-to authors on either side of the Atlantic, and author of the universally admired Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual, -- walks you through all key technical and practical aspects of modern cruising systems and equipment, providing you with a summary of the skills necessary for safe, enjoyable sailing. The first half of the book includes an easy-to-use tabular method for evaluating a boat's suitability for cruising; ideas for workable deck and interior lay-outs and organization; how to choose and configure suitable boat systems for cruising; and how to install gear for trouble free operation. The book's second half teaches you boat handling skills; core navigational expertise; anchoring techniques; weather understanding; heavy weather expertise; and specific skills for long-term and long-distance cruising.
Cruise Operations Management provides a comprehensive and contextualised overview of hospitality services for the cruise industry. As well as providing a background to the cruise industry, it also looks deeper into the management issues providing a practical guide for both students and professionals alike. A user-friendly and practical guide it discusses issues such as: · The history and image of cruising · How to design a cruise and itinerary planning · Roles and responsibilities on a cruise ship · Customer service systems and passenger profiles · Managing food and drink operations onboard · Health, safety and security Cruise Operations Management presents a range of contextualised facts illustrated by a number of case studies that encourage the reader to examine the often complex circumstances that surround problems or events associated to cruise operations. The case studies are contemporary and are constructed from first hand research with a number of international cruise companies providing a real world insight into this industry. Each case study is followed by questions that are intended to illuminate issues and stimulate discussion. The structure of the book is designed so the reader can either build knowledge cumulatively for an in-depth knowledge of managerial practices and procedures onboard a cruise ship, or they can ‘dip in’ and make use of specific material and case studies for use within a more generic hospitality or tourism learning context.
In recent years, there has been a marked proliferation in the literature on economic approaches to ecosystem management, which has created a subsequent need for real understanding of the scope and the limits of the economic approaches to ecosystems and
This is a detailed guide on how to install GM's popular LS small-block engines into just about any other vehicle, the most popular conversion in the aftermarket today. Includes an overview of the Chevy LS series engine, technical details on swapping transmissions, drivetrain, fuel system, wiring and ECU, exhaust and installation.
The Americans With Disabilities Act Handbook provides comprehensive coverage of the ADA's employment, commercial facilities, and public accommodations provisions as well as coverage of the transportation, communication, and federal, local, and state government requirements. In one comprehensive two-volume set, you'll get a complete analysis of the Act and all the forms and case law you'll need to prepare your case. Recognized ADA authority Henry H. Perritt, Jr., clearly defines statutory and regulatory requirements for public and private employers, commercial facilities and places of public accommodation. There's a complete analysis of the rapidly expanding case law - organized by frequently litigated topics, like wheelchair access and AIDS discrimination. In-depth analysis is provided for the numerous federal and state cases and significant regulatory activity by the EEOC cropping up each year. You'll also get thorough analysis of how the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 relates to ADA. The statutory definition of disability and the concept of being andquot;otherwise qualifiedandquot; for a job are also discussed in-depth. And you'll see exactly what employers, business owners, and providers of governmental services must do to make andquot;reasonable accommodation.andquot; Plus, a comprehensive section that organizes case law by type of physical and mental impairment and accommodation by type of job requirement, making analysis easier. Americans With Disabilities Act Handbook has been updated to include: Analysis of a Supreme Court case finding that Wal-Mart class action did not meet requirements of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 23 Case law applying the 2008 Amendments and EEOC's implementing regulations Analysis of Supreme Court case providing a framework for andquot;cat's pawandquot; proof of disparate treatment Analysis of a Supreme Court case finding retaliation because of a fianceand´e's protected activity Analysis of a Supreme Court case allowing oral requests for FMLA leave Analysis of cases assessing whether the employer erroneously perceived an employee as unable to perform a andquot;range of jobsandquot; Discussion of a case denying safe harbor to a recovering drug abuser Analysis of case allowing an employer to assign an HIV-positive employee to train only those employees signing a waiver Discussion of a case finding that a return-to-work medical examination did not violate the ADA Analysis of the andquot;one-strikeandquot; rule imposed by an employers' association Discussion of a case finding that reductions in paratransit services did not violate ADA New cases rejecting challenges to arbitration