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This volume is made up of a series of sketches describing the most interesting part of a bicycle journey around the world,--our ride across Asia. We were actuated by no desire to make a "record" in bicycle travel, although we covered 15,044 miles on the wheel, the longest continuous land journey ever made around the world.
Central Asia is the cluster of countries located in the basin of the "Great Aral Sea." It originates from the ancient civilizations of the IV-III millennium B.C. known as a oeArianaa and is an important geopolitical centre today, where the USA, Russia, China, EU, Iran and India participate in the regional water game. The Aral Sea Basin has always been a subject of interest to outside powers as a target of travel or political blame. At the same time it was a source of prosperity and a place of work, love, history and strong cultural traditions for almost 100 million people.
At present the Aral Sea Basin is shared by independent states with different interests but at the same time in need of close collaboration for their survival. Much has been written about this region but few writers have discovered the deeper roots of the historical transformations that have caused the present situation of environmental degradation. The extremely arid character of the region is a cause of very sensitive natural and social conditions; a very fragile balance that is easily disturbed by any important impact from the outside or innovations from the inside. Only a thorough analysis of both the positive ambitions of the region and their possible negative consequences can provide the necessary understanding of why important development initiatives of the recent past have always produced the negative consequences as they did.
Where are the world's tallest twin towers located? Where is the world's biggest flower? What is a Jeepney? Want to see a Komodo dragon? Discover this and more inside. This Activity Book Series takes a fun approach to teaching History, Geography, Social Studies, Language and Art, by placing them into a "travel" theme. Explore Southeast Asian islands presents different cultures, places, events, and monuments as engaging, interactive activities for kids, ages 6-12. "Playful Learning" is the key. Great for on the road, in the train & in the air, the kids can get familiar with the major landmarks and special places and things in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia & Singapore. Engaging the kids in the trip makes for quality family time. Also fitting for the classroom & home-school, or for time well spent away from the TV. There's a great big world out there, Explore It! ------------------------------------------- This book includes: - Travel Activities: 54 pages filled with 14 different types of cultural activities from dot to dot, language say & write, mazes, drawing and more. Most activity books only provide 4-5 different activities, not this series. These activities also bring out the essence of the event, place or thing, letting the reader step deeper into the culture for a better experience. - Teachers Guide: Text explaining the history and origin of each activity is provided, so the learning can go deeper than just the activity itself. History, Geography, Social Studies and fun facts are expanded on here. - Answers Section: Make sure you can get it right n test yourself in the process. Some activities have more than one right answer and originality is encouraged. ------------------------------------------- Books available in the Explore Series: - Explore Western Europe http: //bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000320989/Explore.aspx - Explore France & Italy https: //www.createspace.com/4798055 - Explore Southeast Asia https: //www.createspace.com/4761767 - Explore Thailand & Burma https: //www.createspace.com/4782235 - Explore Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam https: //www.createspace.com/4806413 - Explore Western Europe Interactive eBook (best for iPad): https: //itunes.apple.com/en/book/explore-western-europe-teaser/id869670957?l=en&mt=11 Upcoming books in the Explore Series: - Explore Spain & Portugal - Explore USA and many more... ------------------------------------------- Be sure to come by and say hello at: www.facebook.com/explorebks www.twitter.com/explorebks www.linkedin.com/company/5204563
Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879) is one of Robert Louis Stevenson's earliest published works and is considered a pioneering classic of outdoor literature. Stevenson was in his late 20s and still dependent on his parents for support. His journey was designed to provide material for publication while allowing him to distance himself from a love affair with an American woman of which his friends and families did not approve and who had returned to her husband in California. Travels recounts Stevenson's 12-day, 120-mile solo hiking journey through the sparsely populated and impoverished areas of the Cevennes mountains in south-central France in 1878. The terrain with its barren rocky heather-filled hillsides he fotened compared to parts of Scotland. The other principal character is Modestine, a stubborn, manipulative donkey he could never quite master. It is one of the earliest accounts to present hiking and camping outdoors as a recreational activity. It also tells of commissioning one of the first sleeping bags, large and heavy enough to require a donkey to carry. Stevenson is several times mistaken for a peddler, the usual occupation of someone traveling in his fashion. Some locals are horrified that he would sleep outdoors and suggest it is dangerous to do so because of wolves of robbers. Stevenson provides the reader with the philosophy behind his undertaking: For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move; to feel the needs and hitches of our life more clearly; to come down off this feather-bed of civilization, and find the globe granite underfoot and strewn with cutting flints. Alas, as we get up in life, and are more preoccupied with our affairs, even a holiday is a thing that must be worked for. To hold a pack upon a pack-saddle against a gale out of the freezing north is no high industry, but it is one that serves to occupy and compose the mind. And when the present is so exacting who can annoy himself about the future?"
A sequel to the groundbreaking volume, Race and Racism in Modern East Asia: Western and Eastern Constructions, the present volume examines in depth interactions between Western racial constructions of East Asians and local constructions of race and their outcomes in modern times. Focusing on China, Japan and the two Koreas, it also analyzes the close ties between race, racism and nationalism, as well as the links race has had with gender and lineage in the region. Written by some of the field's leading authorities, this insightful and engaging 23-chapter volume offers a sweeping overview and analysis of racial constructions and racism in modern and contemporary East Asia that is unsurpassed in previous scholarship.
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