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Changing Planes

Changing Planes

Stories

  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher: HMH
  • ISBN: 0544341686
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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“A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver’s Travels,” from a narrator with “the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist.” —USA Today Hailed by Neil Gaiman as “a master of the craft” and Margaret Atwood as “a quintessentially American writer,” Ursula K. Le Guin is at her entertaining, thought-provoking best in this collection of ingeniously linked stories. Missing a flight, waiting in an airport, listening to garbled announcements—who doesn’t hate that misery? But Sita Dulip of Cincinnati finds a way to bypass the long lines, the crowded restrooms, the nasty food, the whimpering children and domineering parents, the bookless bookstores, the plastic chairs bolted to the floor. . . . With a kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than to describe, Sita travels not to Denver but to Strupsirts, a picturesque region of waterspouts and volcanoes. Or to Djeyo, where she can stay for two nights with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new method of “changing planes” enables Sita to visit bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own . . . and sometimes open doors into the thrillingly alien. A New York Times Notable Book and Los Angeles Times bestseller, featuring illustrations by Eric Beddows, Changing Planes is your boarding pass to fifteen worlds that are vintage Le Guin, from a recipient of the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the art of the short story.

Changing Planes: Situation analysis

Changing Planes: Situation analysis

  • Author: Stephen Holloway
  • Publisher: Gower Technical
  • ISBN: 9780291398550
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 353
  • View: 6991
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The airline industry has always been dynamic, innovative and challenging. While the dynamism has in the past tended to arise on the production side, a torrent of change on the commercial side is being unleased by regulatory liberalization. The magnitude and rate of change is greater than anything previously encountered in the industry. This work is concerned with two distinct yet related transitions. The first is general, potentially affecting the strategic management of all types of company - notably, but not exclusively, in North America, Europe, Latin America and parts of Asia. It is a transition to a new paradigm of strategic management. The second transition concerns the changing nature of strategic management in the growing number of airlines which participate in liberalized and increasingly competitive markets.

Changing Planes

Changing Planes

A Strategic Management Perspective on an Industry in Transition

  • Author: Stephen Holloway
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0429870728
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 327
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Published in 1998. The airline Industry has always been dynamic, innovative and challenging. While the dynamism has in the past tended to arise on the production side, a torrent of change on the commercial side is being unleashed by regularity liberalization. The magnitude and rate of change are also greater than anything previously encountered in the industry. This work is concerned with two distinct yet related transitions. The first is general, potentially affecting the strategic management of all types of company-notably, but not exclusively, in North America, Europe, Latin America, and parts of Asia. It is a transition to a new paradigm of strategic management in the growing number of airlines which participate in liberalized and increasingly competitive markets.

Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages

Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 0313021937
  • Category: Imaginary languages
  • Page: 236
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Expanding Curriculum Theory

Expanding Curriculum Theory

Dis/positions and Lines of Flight

  • Author: William M. Reynolds,Julie A. Webber
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134704437
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 166
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Expanding Curriculum Theory, Second Edition carries through the major focus of the original volume—to reflect on the influence of Deleuze and Guattari’s concept of "lines of flight" and its application to curriculum theorizing. What is different is that the lines of flight have since shifted and produced expanded understandings of this concept for curriculum theory and for education in general. This edition reflects the impact of events that have contributed to this shift, in particular the (il)logic of school policy changes and reforms in the past decade, and the continued explosion of social media and its effect on the collective understanding of how both "knowledge" and "education" work as forms of repression. The introduction updates the text and puts it into current debates in the field and in the larger socio-economic milieu. New dis/positions are presented that explore central questions circulating within and outside curriculum studies. Exciting scholarship on a range of topics includes notions of desire and commodities, youth culture and violence, new directions in curriculum theory, Eco-Ethical consciousness, new Deleuzian views of normality, the diffusion of technology and lines of flight in transnational curriculum inquiry.

Fiddle For Dummies

Fiddle For Dummies

  • Author: Michael John Sanchez
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118930231
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 360
  • View: 5555
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Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with this easy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting, tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various music styles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step through everything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'll discover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, and take your skills to the next level. This title also features companion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted online at Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills. The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, and is a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playing the fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from all over the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton, country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already a violin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as you unlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds. Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentals Select, tune, and care for your fiddle Join the folk instrument movement and master the fiddle Play fiddle music from all over the world Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking to branch out and try something new, Fiddle For Dummies will have you fit as a fiddle in no time.

Game On! The Nicaraguan War Chronicles Book 1

Game On! The Nicaraguan War Chronicles Book 1

  • Author: Peter Duysings
  • Publisher: Peter Duysings Publishing
  • ISBN: 0988756501
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 110
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Rob van Duis served two consecutive tours in Vietnam, on grueling and dangerous LRRPs - Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrols. The ‘shadow warriors’ deadly warfare games of silent covert scouting operations against the enemy deep in the bush could last a few weeks at a time. Although their task was to locate, spying out enemy positions and call in strikes, they invariably took part in ambushes and small scale raids. With numerous firefight missions under his belt, van Duis had become a skilled combat field operator. Once back stateside, he continued to hone his warfare field craft under the training of a highly-decorated former Army Green Beret officer, Dave Randall, who successfully served three Nam combat tours. With high-profile military connections, Randall is able to secure a government assignment to fight Communist Sandinista insurgents in Nicaragua along with other teams. It was into this hot cauldron of socio-political chaos, in late 1977 that recruited experienced fighting soldiers began to be inserted within Nicaraguan borders clandestinely to fight the Sandinista rebels to avert a communist takeover so close to the U.S. border. Having recruited and trained a team of twelve experienced combat operators, van Duis being one of them, they are off once again taking the field as in Vietnam years in rough and unforgiving terrain striking fear and death to armed rebels with a vengeance. The story begins with Bravo Team’s covert arrival into Nicaragua. Van Duis and his teammates hit the ground running as they battle Sandinista rebels deep in enemy territory. His team’s first-full scale battle is to purge a peaceful countryside villa of the armed combatants that have besieged it. After a vicious door-to-door fight to clear the villa’s dwellings of rebels, it takes all the firepower available to finally defeat the horde of insurgents, who have taken innocent villagers hostage in a dense woodland area. On another mission as a solo strike team, Bravo is inserted into a rebel-infested area to neutralize a weapons supply depot, but as happenstance would have it they are faced by an enemy force triple the size they anticipated. The hazardous assignment takes yet another unforeseen turn; as van Duis and team flee to the exfiltration point, they are faced with taking an injured young peasant girl to safety with armed Sandinistas on their heels. Van Duis provides an insider’s look at the trauma of warfare’s brutality. Each mission is depicted with the intensity that only a real participant can portray. Even as a trained and experienced warrior, in the face of hideous combat he is affected by what he witnesses; the catastrophic aftermath to the civilians caught in the chaos of war. The story takes the reader deep inside the cataclysmic combat action seen through the eyes of Rob van Duis, a member Strike Team Bravo. His and the team’s direct actions are rendered in the thick of the hellacious and death-defying perilous missions. This real-life journal of agonizing anguish that takes a toll on the human body and spirit is based on actual events. Their warfare missions provide a realistic look at the traumatic bane of armed conflict and its terrorizing face and subsequent results as Bravo goes after Communist rebel camps and supply depots with one solitary mission agenda; to take down the enemy with as much deadly force required wiping them off the face of the map. Nothing short of complete sterilization of their target is acceptable. Bravo manages to overcome the odds with chilling and bristling fighting sequences that puts the reader’s mind in the very midst of terrifying clashes; close enough at times to see the whites of the enemy’s eyes before death overtakes the fallen. Nothing is as dramatic as actual in-your-face combat action up close and personal.