Author: M. Travis Leake Publisher: Volume Press ISBN: 9492488108 Size: 43.57 MB Format: PDF View: 709
Kyna Ashling is an up-and-coming skyke racer. Courted by a corporation to endorse a product she despises, she exchanges her principles for victory. "Inducing a Dream", the author’s first published story, explores the consequences of greed against the backdrop of racing in a near future America.
Tourism is one of the world's largest industries and one of its fastest growing economic sectors helping to generate income and employment for local people. At the same time, it has many negative outsourced effects on the environment and local culture. Achieving a more sustainable pattern of tourism development is high on the global agenda aiming to meet human needs while preserving the environment now and for the future. The Economics of Sustainable Tourism aims to critically explore how tourism economic development can move closer to a sustainable ideal from a firm economic analytic anchor. Grounded in economic theory and application it analyzes tourist’s satisfaction and impacts of tourism on the host community, investigates the productivity of the industry and identify factors which could increase economic and sustainable development such as trade relationships. It offers further insight into how destinations sustainability can be measured, economic benefits of a more sustainable destination and sets the agenda for future research. The book includes a range of theoretical and empirical perspectives and includes cutting edge research from international scholars. This significant volume provides a new perspective on the sustainable tourism debate and will be a valuable read for students, researchers, academics of Tourism and Economics.
Author: William H. Avery Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand ISBN: 0195071999 Size: 64.15 MB Format: PDF, Kindle View: 2751
"The authors comprehensively and accurately describe, in detail, the history, concepts and technical aspects of the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Program...a splendid reference Volume which future OTEC entrepreneurs will find most worthwhile." --Ocean Engineering
Author: Elizabeth M. Ineson Publisher: Business Education Publishers ISBN: 9781901888485 Size: 30.84 MB Format: PDF, ePub View: 4680
This book provides an overview of issues portaining to tourism development, a subject which has become of increasing global importance and interest to both academics and professionals. Links between the concepts and practical local, national and international perspectives and problems associated with tourism development are examined through examples, many of which have global application but with a particular focus on Central and Eastern Europe prior to and, following, European Accession. Chapters have been written by specialists in the fields who have drawn on their experiences to highlight the challenges, underpln and exemplify their arguments and to offer suggestions for the future.
Howard Kottler (1930-1989) was one of the West Coast ceramists who helped to redefine the entire field of contemporary American ceramic art. Patricia Failing's comprehensive and richly illustrated study is the first survey and summation of his work and is based on a series of interviews Kottler initiated after learning of his terminal illness. The artist's remarks - informed and wittily unpretentious - provide a vivid subtext to Failing's own thoughtful and compelling observations linking Kottler's innovative work with other developments in American visual arts. The book chronicles the evolution of an artist, thoroughly grounded in the traditional crafts and ceramics technology in the 1950s, who then established a rapport between his work and new directions in mainstream painting and sculpture. By the 1980s Kottler had become a conceptual artist who approached his materials as vehicles for art-historical commentary and physical eroticism, and as metaphors for probing the unbridgeable gap between the Self and the Other. In assessing Kottler's position and influence, Failing discusses his long teaching career and his role as exuberant gadfly to the ceramics establishment, but the focus of her analysis is on the intellectual range and sophistication of his artistic accomplishment. She establishes the major influences on Kottler, including his earliest teachers at Ohio State University and Cranbrook, significant art movements, travel, and his enduring interaction with his students at the University of Washington. Her book affords a masterful review of Kottler's complex development as an artist and, in so doing, provides an index of the profound transitions undergone by the field of Americanceramics since the late 1950s.