On A Shoestring To Coorg A Travel Memoir Of India

Author: Dervla Murphy
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468305735
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On A Shoestring To Coorg A Travel Memoir Of India from the Author: Dervla Murphy. Travel writing on exotic India. From Bombay to the hippy beaches of Goa and on to the tropical trip of India, travelling by boat and bus, staying in fisherman’s huts and no-star hotels, Dervla Murphy and her five-year-old daughter explored the south. En route they fell in love with the tiny mountain paradise of Coorg, whose landscapes and people form the focus of a wonderfully evocative travel diary. This is an account of their journey. The author also wrote In Cameroon with Egbert, The Waiting Land and Muddling through in Madagascar.

New Progress To Proficiency Teacher S Book

Author: Leo Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521635523
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New Progress To Proficiency Teacher S Book from the Author: Leo Jones. This popular course combines systematic preparation for all five papers of the Proficiency exam with a fresh and lively approach. There are eighteen units containing clearly defined skills sections with a strong emphasis on vocabulary. A Student's Book, Self-study Student's Book and an Audio CD set are also available.

Flora S Empire

Author: Eugenia W. Herbert
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812205057
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Flora S Empire from the Author: Eugenia W. Herbert. Like their penchant for clubs, cricket, and hunting, the planting of English gardens by the British in India reflected an understandable need on the part of expatriates to replicate home as much as possible in an alien environment. In Flora's Empire, Eugenia W. Herbert argues that more than simple nostalgia or homesickness lay at the root of this "garden imperialism," however. Drawing on a wealth of period illustrations and personal accounts, many of them little known, she traces the significance of gardens in the long history of British relations with the subcontinent. To British eyes, she demonstrates, India was an untamed land that needed the visible stamp of civilization that gardens in their many guises could convey. Colonial gardens changed over time, from the "garden houses" of eighteenth-century nabobs modeled on English country estates to the herbaceous borders, gravel walks, and well-trimmed lawns of Victorian civil servants. As the British extended their rule, they found that hill stations like Simla offered an ideal retreat from the unbearable heat of the plains and a place to coax English flowers into bloom. Furthermore, India was part of the global network of botanical exploration and collecting that gathered up the world's plants for transport to great imperial centers such as Kew. And it is through colonial gardens that one may track the evolution of imperial ideas of governance. Every Government House and Residency was carefully landscaped to reflect current ideals of an ordered society. At Independence in 1947 the British left behind a lasting legacy in their gardens, one still reflected in the design of parks and information technology campuses and in the horticultural practices of home gardeners who continue to send away to England for seeds.

Women Travel Writing And Truth

Author: Clare Broome Saunders
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317690249
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Women Travel Writing And Truth from the Author: Clare Broome Saunders. The issue of truth has been one of the most constant, complex, and contentious in the cultural history of travel writing. Whether the travel was undertaken in the name of exploration, pilgrimage, science, inspiration, self-discovery, or a combination of these elements, questions of veracity and authenticity inevitably arise. Women, Travel, and Truth is a collection of twelve essays that explore the manifold ways in which travel and truth interact in women's travel writing. Essays range in date from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in the eighteenth century to Jamaica Kincaid in the twenty-first, across such regions as India, Italy, Norway, Siberia, Austria, the Orient, the Caribbean, China and Mexico. Topics explored include blurred distinctions of fiction and non-fiction; travel writing and politics; subjectivity; displacement, and exile. Students and academics with interests in literary studies, history, geography, history of art, and modern languages will find this book an important reference.

How To Climb Mont Blanc In A Skirt

Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1851688668
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How To Climb Mont Blanc In A Skirt from the Author: Mick Conefrey. Ever wondered how to cook a locust or sweet-talk a cannibal? Welcome to the captivating world of female explorers – women just as inspiring, brave, and occasionally downright strange as all the Shackletons, Mallorys, and Livingstones. Discover who dressed up as a Tibetan peasant to explore Asia and why you shouldn’t let a gorilla near your bedroom. Learn how to spot a good camel and who carried two holsters on her horse: one for a loaded revolver and one for tea-making equipment. Pairing intrepid stories of yesteryear with hilarious retro tips from history’s greatest female adventurers, How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt is perfect for both seasoned explorers and office workers dreaming of that next big trip abroad.

Doubts And Directions In Translation Studies

Author: Yves Gambier
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027292361
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Doubts And Directions In Translation Studies from the Author: Yves Gambier. Like previous collections based on congresses of the European Society of Translation Studies (EST), this volume presents the latest insights and findings in an ever-changing, ever-challenging domain. The twenty-six papers, carefully chosen from about 140 presented at the 4th EST Congress, offer a bird's eye view of the most pressing concerns and most exciting vistas in Translation Studies today. The editors' final choices reflect a focus on quality of approach, originality of topic, and clarity of presentation, and aim at capturing the most salient developments in the contemporary theory, methodology and technology of TS. As always in EST, the themes covered relate to translation as well as interpreting. They include discussion of a broad range of text-types and skopoi, and a diversity of themes, such as translation universals, translation strategies, translation and ideology, perception of translated humor, translation tools, etc. Many of the papers force us to take a fresh look at seemingly well established paradigms and familiar notions, while also making recourse to work being done in other disciplines (Semiotics, Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Contrastive Studies).

Adventure Tourism

Author: Colin Beard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136430636
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Adventure Tourism from the Author: Colin Beard. Looking at the past, present and future of adventure tourism, Adventure Tourism: the new frontier examines the product, the adventure tourist profile, and issues such as supply, geography and sustainability. International case studies are used to illustrate these issues, including: Gorilla watching holidays,Trekking on Mount Everest, Diving holidays, and Outward Bound packages. Analysis of the development and nature of adventure tourism accompanies these studies, ensuring that the title is useful both for undergraduate and postgraduate students of tourism and for professionals involved in managing adventure tourism enterprises. There is also a companion website with additional cases, which can be found at www.bh/com/companions/0750651865.

Silent Sentinels

Author: Brinda Somaya
ISBN: 9788175256798
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Silent Sentinels from the Author: Brinda Somaya.