Author: Edwin Taylor
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Rio from the Author: Edwin Taylor.


Author: Wensley Clarkson
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781904034674
Size: 59.47 MB
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Rio from the Author: Wensley Clarkson. Rio Ferdinand has established himself as one of the world's top defenders. As his reputation soared, so too did his value on the transfer market, and in the summer of 2002, Manchester United signed the defender with a world-record fee for a defensive player. The path tonbsp;soccer glory hasn't always been that smooth though—as a young boy, his schoolmate Stephen Lawrence was murdered, then in later years his reputation was blackened by drink-driving shame and an outrageous holiday in Cyprus. In 2004, his career faced the ultimate test—having missed a routine drugs test, Ferdinand was banned from professionalnbsp;soccer for eight months. He came back stronger than ever before though, and this book covers the highs and the lows of his illustrious career.

Flying Down To Rio

Author: Rosalie Schwartz
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1585444219
Size: 36.21 MB
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Flying Down To Rio from the Author: Rosalie Schwartz. "Flying Down to Rio: Hollywood, Tourists, and Yankee Clippers shows the close connection between commerce, aviation, film, and empire. By the end of the twentieth century, reality caught up with and surpassed imagination. Aviation, movies, and mass tourism had become powerful global industries, contributing to an internationally connected, entertainment-oriented culture. What was once unthinkable had now become expected."--Jacket.

Rio The Best Of Brazil

Author: Arnold Greenberg
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1588436578
Size: 61.70 MB
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Rio The Best Of Brazil from the Author: Arnold Greenberg. A 420-page travel guide with color photos and maps throughout.

Rio Vista

Author: Philip Pezzaglia
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738530703
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Rio Vista from the Author: Philip Pezzaglia. Picturesque Rio Vista was first named Los Brazos del Rio (The Arms of the River) for its proximity to the confluence of the Sacramento River, Steamboat Slough, and Cache Slough. The river was once its reason for being, and the town's huge wharf welcomed steamers like the New World and Eclipse that moved mail, freight, and passengers between Sacramento and San Francisco. The same river rose up to destroy the town after a massive flood in 1862. Although many decamped, a few determined survivors stayed on after the disaster and managed to secure a safer site for "New" Rio Vista, reborn as a thriving agricultural community. In the same spirit, Rio Vista incorporated as a city in December 1893, just 17 months after a fire burned most of its downtown. Now this growing city, close to luxury residential developments, sits atop the largest dry gas reserve in California.

Rio Del Norte

Author: Carroll L. Riley
Publisher: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 9780874804966
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Rio Del Norte from the Author: Carroll L. Riley. Chronicles twelve thousand years of continuous history of the upper Rio Grande region, from the introduction of agriculture, to the rise of the Basketmaker-Pueblo people and beyond.

Fodor S Rio De Janeiro S 25 Best

Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's
ISBN: 0876371454
Size: 76.42 MB
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Fodor S Rio De Janeiro S 25 Best from the Author: Fodor's. A travel guide to Rio de Janeiro provides recommendations on hotels, restaurants, shopping, local transportation, points of interest, and nightlife.

Civilizing Rio

Author: Teresa A. Meade
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 027102870X
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Civilizing Rio from the Author: Teresa A. Meade. A massive urban renewal and public-health campaign in the first decades of the nineteenth century transformed Brazil's capital into a showcase of European architecture and public works. The renovation of Rio, or &"civilization&" campaign, as the government called it, widened streets, modernized the port, and improved sanitation, lighting, and public transportation. These changes made life worse, not better, for the majority of the city's residents, however; the laboring poor could no longer afford to live in the downtown, and the public-health plan did not extend to the peripheral areas where they were being forced to move. Their resistance is the focus of Teresa Meade's study. Meade details how Rio grew according to the requirements of international capital, which financed, planned, and oversaw the renewal&—and how local movements resisted these powerful, distant forces. She also traces the popular rebellion that continued for more than twenty years after the renovation ended in 1909, illustrating that community protests are the major characteristic of political life in the modern era.