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Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Advances in Hospitality and Tourism)

by Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore Erica Wilson

Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives is a fascinating look at the behavior, motivations, experiences, and needs of women as tourists and travellers, drawing on both historic and contemporary eras. Surprisingly little research has explored key issues, experiences, and opportunities in the context of women’s travel. This revealing volume fills this gap, exploring the discourses, debates, and discussions about women, travel, and tourism. With an international roster of contributors from diverse regions of the world, the book celebrates a variety of women’s voices. Khoo-Lattimore and Wilson deliberately sought to include nontraditional and non-Western perspectives on women’s travel, with inclusions of Asian solo female travelers; Islamic women travellers and the constraints placed on them; and women who cannot travel (or choose, for whatever reason, a ‘home holiday’). This enlightening volume brings together scholars from the broad areas of tourism, hospitality, geography, and leisure studies to examine how and why women travel. The chapters bring light to perspectives from different countries, cultures, backgrounds, and religions, and utilize different methods, approaches and styles of presentation. Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives will be of interest to academics and graduate students from a range of disciplines, including tourism, leisure studies, sociology, cultural geography, anthropology, feminist and gender studies, business, economics and management; as well as professionals working in the tourism industry, particularly those with an interest in niche markets and segmentation.

Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Advances in Hospitality and Tourism)

by Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore Erica Wilson

Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives is a fascinating look at the behavior, motivations, experiences, and needs of women as tourists and travellers, drawing on both historic and contemporary eras. Surprisingly little research has explored key issues, experiences, and opportunities in the context of women’s travel. This revealing volume fills this gap, exploring the discourses, debates, and discussions about women, travel, and tourism. With an international roster of contributors from diverse regions of the world, the book celebrates a variety of women’s voices. Khoo-Lattimore and Wilson deliberately sought to include nontraditional and non-Western perspectives on women’s travel, with inclusions of Asian solo female travelers; Islamic women travellers and the constraints placed on them; and women who cannot travel (or choose, for whatever reason, a ‘home holiday’). This enlightening volume brings together scholars from the broad areas of tourism, hospitality, geography, and leisure studies to examine how and why women travel. The chapters bring light to perspectives from different countries, cultures, backgrounds, and religions, and utilize different methods, approaches and styles of presentation. Women and Travel: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives will be of interest to academics and graduate students from a range of disciplines, including tourism, leisure studies, sociology, cultural geography, anthropology, feminist and gender studies, business, economics and management; as well as professionals working in the tourism industry, particularly those with an interest in niche markets and segmentation.

Women, Mission and Church in Uganda: Ethnographic encounters in an age of imperialism, 1895-1960s (Routledge Studies in Modern British History)

by Elizabeth Dimock

This volume recounts the experiences of female missionaries who worked in Uganda in and after 1895. It examines the personal stories of those women who were faced with a stubbornly masculine administration representative of a wider masculine administrative network in Westminster and other outposts of the British Empire. Encounters with Ugandan women and men of a range of ethnicities, the gender relations in those societies and relations between the British Protectorate administration and Ugandan Christian women are all explored in detail. The analysis is offset by the author’s experience of working in Uganda at the close of British Protectorate status in the 1960s, employed by the Uganda Government Education Department in a school founded by the Uganda Mission.

Women, Mission and Church in Uganda: Ethnographic encounters in an age of imperialism, 1895-1960s (Routledge Studies in Modern British History)

by Elizabeth Dimock

This volume recounts the experiences of female missionaries who worked in Uganda in and after 1895. It examines the personal stories of those women who were faced with a stubbornly masculine administration representative of a wider masculine administrative network in Westminster and other outposts of the British Empire. Encounters with Ugandan women and men of a range of ethnicities, the gender relations in those societies and relations between the British Protectorate administration and Ugandan Christian women are all explored in detail. The analysis is offset by the author’s experience of working in Uganda at the close of British Protectorate status in the 1960s, employed by the Uganda Government Education Department in a school founded by the Uganda Mission.

The Women of Cairo: Scenes of Life in the Orient (Routledge Revivals)

by Gerard De Nerval

The Women of Cairo: Scenes of Life in the Orient, first published in 1929, describes the trip to Egypt and other locations in the Ottoman Empire taken by French Romanticist Gerard de Nerval. The book focuses on both reinforcing and dispelling the old ways in which people saw the Orient, as well as examining their old and new customs. This book is perfect for those studying history and travel.

The Women of Cairo: Scenes of Life in the Orient (Routledge Revivals)

by Gerard De Nerval

The Women of Cairo: Scenes of Life in the Orient, first published in 1929, describes the trip to Egypt and other locations in the Ottoman Empire taken by French Romanticist Gerard de Nerval. The book focuses on both reinforcing and dispelling the old ways in which people saw the Orient, as well as examining their old and new customs. This book is perfect for those studying history and travel.

Women's Health In Mainland Southeast Asia

by Andrea Whittaker

A thought-provoking look at women’s health in developing nations! This book shows how war, military regimes, industrialization, urbanization, and social upheaval have all affected the choices Southeast Asian women make about their health and health care. When you read these first-person accounts from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Burma, you’ll be drawn into the lives of women dealing with drastic changes in their societies. The meticulous case studies in this book examine how social, cultural, and economic forces contribute to the way women make personal health care decisions. Women’s Health in Mainland Southeast Asia offers a thought-provoking look into the lives of women in this developing part of the world. Topics addressed in Women’s Health in Mainland Southeast Asia include: a proposed new approach to women’s health, where treatment is determined by society, culture, and gender rather than by biology alone the relationship between menstruation and other aspects of life for Burmese women the politics of abortion in Thailand the difficulties of seeking care for reproductive tract infections in Vietnam the influence of local culture on the treatment of reproductive health problems in northeast Thailand occupational health hazards faced by women working in the electronics industry in northern Thailand the links between migration, sex work, and HIV/AIDS among female garment factory workers in Cambodia

Women's Health In Mainland Southeast Asia

by Andrea Whittaker

A thought-provoking look at women’s health in developing nations! This book shows how war, military regimes, industrialization, urbanization, and social upheaval have all affected the choices Southeast Asian women make about their health and health care. When you read these first-person accounts from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Burma, you’ll be drawn into the lives of women dealing with drastic changes in their societies. The meticulous case studies in this book examine how social, cultural, and economic forces contribute to the way women make personal health care decisions. Women’s Health in Mainland Southeast Asia offers a thought-provoking look into the lives of women in this developing part of the world. Topics addressed in Women’s Health in Mainland Southeast Asia include: a proposed new approach to women’s health, where treatment is determined by society, culture, and gender rather than by biology alone the relationship between menstruation and other aspects of life for Burmese women the politics of abortion in Thailand the difficulties of seeking care for reproductive tract infections in Vietnam the influence of local culture on the treatment of reproductive health problems in northeast Thailand occupational health hazards faced by women working in the electronics industry in northern Thailand the links between migration, sex work, and HIV/AIDS among female garment factory workers in Cambodia

Women's Travel Writings in Scotland: 'Letters from the Mountains' by Anne Grant and 'Letters from the North Highlands' by Elizabeth Isabella Spence (Chawton House Library: Women’s Travel Writings)

by Kirsteen McCue Pamela Perkins

This collection includes the first critical editions of both Anne Grant’s Letters from the Mountains (1806), one of the Romantic era’s most successful non-fictional accounts of the Scottish Highlands, and Elizabeth Isabella Spence’s Letters from the North Highlands (1816), a work that, while influenced by Grant’s Letters, attempted to move the genre of the Scottish travelogue in new directions. Read together, these volumes offer complementary views of Scottish Highland life at a time of major historical transition: Grant was offering outsiders her perspective as a long-time resident of the region, while Spence was, unapologetically, writing as a tourist. The Highlands were central to Romantic-era debates on subjects ranging from landscape and aesthetics to national identities, and, as this collection demonstrates, women were making significant contributions to those debates. The four volume set, edited by Kirsteen McCue and Pam Perkins, is accompanied by new editorial material including a new general introduction and headnotes to each work.

Wonders Of The World's Museums: Visit 43 Museums To Discover 50 Amazing Exhibits! (PDF)

by Peter Malone Molly Oldfield Harriet Taylor Seed

Open up this treasure trove of wonders to visit 43 museums and 50 exhibits! Discover the most fascinating and mysterious objects found in museums, from star attractions to unsung exhibits. With Molly Oldfield, research elf of hit television show QI, unearth the astonishing stories of how these treasures were created, found and finally displayed. Travel back in time to discover an ancient Egyptian pharaoh, encounter China's mysterious Terracotta Army, sail the seas in a Viking ship, take flight in the world's first aeroplane, defend World War Two Britain in Churchill's siren suit, journey to the Moon with Neil Armstrong in the Apollo 11 Command Module and even play in a World Cup Final wearing Pelé's victory shirt. Through stunning photography and glorious illustration, these wonders and many more will bring history, science and culture to life for readers aged 10+, as well as the whole family!

Words of Mercury: Tales From A Lifetime Of Travel

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople, described many years later in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water.It was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages, and where he developed his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history: a quality that deepens the colours of every place he writes about, from the peaks of the Pyrenees to the cell of a Trappist monastery. His experiences in wartime Crete sealed the deep affection he had already developed for Greece, a country whose character and customs he celebrates in two books, Mani and Roumeli, and where he has lived for over forty years. Whether he is drawing portraits in Vienna or sketching Byron's slippers in Missolonghi, the Leigh Fermor touch is unmistakable. Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind - all inspired by a passion for words and language that makes him one of the greatest prose writers of his generation.

Working with Venues for Events: A Practical Guide

by Emma Nolan

This is a book for aspiring event managers, providing both a theoretical and a practical guide to selecting and working with venues as part of the event planning process. The book explores the different types of venues available to event managers, from unique venues such as historical buildings and theatres to sporting and academic venues, analysing the specific characteristics, benefits and drawbacks that distinguish them. It also illustrates how venues function and are managed, incorporating key aspects of venue management including staffing, marketing, legislation, production, scheduling and administration. Sustainability, ethics and technology are also integrated throughout, along with a vast range of industry examples of different venue types and events from around the world. Comprehensive and accessible, Working with Venues for Events offers students an essential understanding of how event managers can successfully negotiate, work with and plan for a successful event in a variety of venue settings. This is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in events management.

Working with Venues for Events: A Practical Guide

by Emma Nolan

This is a book for aspiring event managers, providing both a theoretical and a practical guide to selecting and working with venues as part of the event planning process. The book explores the different types of venues available to event managers, from unique venues such as historical buildings and theatres to sporting and academic venues, analysing the specific characteristics, benefits and drawbacks that distinguish them. It also illustrates how venues function and are managed, incorporating key aspects of venue management including staffing, marketing, legislation, production, scheduling and administration. Sustainability, ethics and technology are also integrated throughout, along with a vast range of industry examples of different venue types and events from around the world. Comprehensive and accessible, Working with Venues for Events offers students an essential understanding of how event managers can successfully negotiate, work with and plan for a successful event in a variety of venue settings. This is an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in events management.

Working with Volunteers in Sport: Theory and Practice

by Russell Hoye Graham Cuskelly Chris Auld

The contribution of volunteers in terms of time and expertise is integral to sport development and delivery from ‘sport for all’ to elite levels. Good volunteer management and a clear understanding of the way volunteers work in sport is essential to protect and nurture this valuable group of individuals. This is the first academic text to examine the role of volunteers in sport, and links theory and research to provide clear guidelines for implementing good volunteer management practice. The authors are well known for their research in this subject and cover the key issues including: developing sport through volunteers recruiting and retaining volunteers government policy and international comparisons specialist volunteers – coaches, officials, administrators relationships with paid staff volunteers and the law. Nearly six million adult volunteers work in sport in the UK alone and this work forms the backbone of much sporting success. Working with Volunteers in Sport is a valuable read for students and professionals alike.

Working with Volunteers in Sport: Theory and Practice

by Russell Hoye Graham Cuskelly Chris Auld

The contribution of volunteers in terms of time and expertise is integral to sport development and delivery from ‘sport for all’ to elite levels. Good volunteer management and a clear understanding of the way volunteers work in sport is essential to protect and nurture this valuable group of individuals. This is the first academic text to examine the role of volunteers in sport, and links theory and research to provide clear guidelines for implementing good volunteer management practice. The authors are well known for their research in this subject and cover the key issues including: developing sport through volunteers recruiting and retaining volunteers government policy and international comparisons specialist volunteers – coaches, officials, administrators relationships with paid staff volunteers and the law. Nearly six million adult volunteers work in sport in the UK alone and this work forms the backbone of much sporting success. Working with Volunteers in Sport is a valuable read for students and professionals alike.

The World According to Clarkson: The World According to Clarkson Volume 1 (The World According to Clarkson #1)

by Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson, shares his opinions on just about everything in The World According to Clarkson. Jeremy Clarkson has seen rather more of the world than most. He has, as they say, been around a bit. And as a result, he's got one or two things to tell us about how it all works - and being Jeremy Clarkson he's not about to voice them quietly, humbly and without great dollops of humour. In The World According to Clarkson, he reveals why it is that:• Too much science is bad for our health• '70s rock music is nothing to be ashamed of• Hunting foxes while drunk and wearing night-sights is neither big nor clever• We must work harder to get rid of cricket• He liked the Germans (well, sometimes)With a strong dose of common sense that is rarely, if ever, found inside the M25, Clarkson hilariously attacks the pompous, the ridiculous, the absurd and the downright idiotic, whilst also celebrating the eccentric, the clever and the sheer bloody brilliant. Less a manifesto for living and more a road map to modern life, The World According to Clarkson is the funniest book you'll read this year. Don't leave home without it.The World According to Clarkson is a hilarious collection of Jeremy's Sunday Times columns and the first in his The World According to Clarkson series which also includes And Another Thing . . . , For Crying Out Loud! and How Hard Can It Be?Praise for Jeremy Clarkson:'Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud' Daily Telegraph'Outrageously funny . . . will have you in stitches' Time OutNumber-one bestseller and presenter of the hugely popular Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson writes on cars, current affairs and anything else that annoys him in his sharp and funny collections. Born To Be Riled, Clarkson On Cars, Don't Stop Me Now, Driven To Distraction, Round the Bend, Motorworld, and I Know You Got Soul are also available as Penguin paperbacks; the Penguin App iClarkson: The Book of Carscan be downloaded on the App Store.

The World as I Have Found It

by Mary L. Day Arms

A graduate of the Maryland Institution for the Blind, Mary L. Day published a memoir in 1859 entitled Incidents in the Life of a Blind Girl. In this book, a sequel to her first, she recounts how she traveled throughout the country earning a living through the sale of her memoir. She also writes about meeting her future husband, visiting places of interest, and having numerous adventures on the road. The book closes with several essays on blindness and the education of the blind and with a collection of poems by blind authors.

World Atlas of Beer: THE ESSENTIAL NEW GUIDE TO THE BEERS OF THE WORLD (World Atlas Of)

by Stephen Beaumont Tim Webb

As craft brewing continues to go from strength to strength across the world, World Atlas of Beer is the definitive and essential guide to beer. Understand the rich, multi-faceted traditions of Belgium, the Nordic legend that is Finnish Sahti, the relatively new phenomenon of the New England hazy IPA, and why Australia's lower-strength beers are one of its great successes. With thousands of breweries now operating around the globe, and more opening every day, this is the expert guide to what is really worth drinking.Country by country the book considers a vast range of brewing techniques, beer styles and traditions. Detailed maps describe crucial trends in major territories and features such as matching beer with food and how to pour different kinds of beer complete the picture. Now in a fully updated third edition, this book is the perfect companion to help you explore the best beers the world has to offer.Praise for the second edition of World Atlas of Beer:'Written with authority and wit... the perfect guide to the rapidly changing beer scene' - the Guardian

The World Atlas of Gin: Explore the gins of more than 50 countries

by Joel Harrison Neil Ridley

For everyone and anyone who wants to understand more about gin, this is the definitive guide - covering the best gins the world has to offer, history and production methods, and the countries that have helped make gin a global success story.Never has there been a more striking revolution in the world of distilled spirits than the current renaissance of gin. With small craft distilleries popping up all over the world, from Texas to Tasmania, more varieties and techniques being used than ever before, and a tapestry of tastes from light and citrusy to big bold savoury notes, gin's appeal is extraordinarily wide and varied.From gin made in small batches from local botanicals, through to large facilities which make some of the world's most recognized gin brands, World Atlas of Gin looks at everything from the botanical to the bottle: how and where botanicals are grown and harvested and their role within the flavour of gin; producers and the stories behind their brands; exactly where, and how, gins are made; and, country by country, the best examples to try. Global cocktails are covered too, including the history and country of origin of some of the best-known mixed gin drinks.

The World Beneath Their Feet: The British, the Americans, the Nazis and the Mountaineering Race to Summit the Himalayas

by Scott Ellsworth

One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war.While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world.Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years.Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot--one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Side, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.

World Cruising Destinations: An Inspirational Guide to all Sailing Destinations

by Jimmy Cornell

'What Jimmy Cornell doesn't know about cruising isn't worth knowing' - Yachting WorldOne of the most influential cruising yachtsmen writing today, Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles on all the oceans of the world, including three circumnavigations and voyages to the Arctic and Antarctic. His successful guide to sailing around the world, World Cruising Routes, has helped many aspirational voyagers turn their dreams into reality and follow in his footsteps.This substantial new handbook profiles every cruising destination in the world and is intended as a partner to Cornell's bestselling World Cruising Routes. Every destination is detailed comprehensively, with information on cruising attractions, history, culture, climate(including average monthly temperatures and rainfall, plus tropical storm seasons), local laws, regulations and formalities, facilities available, plus public holidays and events, emergency telephone numbers, and much more. Lavishly illustrated throughout, it is not only a must-have onboard reference work for long distance sailors, but will undoubtedly inspire the adventurous to sail where they have never sailed before.

World Cruising Routes: 1000 sailing routes in all oceans of the world (Woodenboat Bks.)

by Jimmy Cornell

Long established as the bible for long-distance cruisers and a bestseller for more than 25 years, World Cruising Routes is the indispensable planning guide to nearly 1,000 sailing routes covering all the oceans of the world from the tropical South Seas to the high latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic, geared specifically to the needs of cruising sailors. It contains information on the winds, currents, regional and seasonal weather, as well as suggestions about optimum times for individual routes.The 7th edition assesses the effects of global warming on cruising routes and provides over 6,000 waypoints toassist skippers in planning individual routes. It is the perfect one-stop reference for planning a cruise anywhere in the world.'The most important book for long-distance voyagers to come along in decades.'Cruising World

World globe centred on the UK (large print)

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This is a globe map centred on the United Kingdom. As the land masses shown are on the curved surface of the Earth, this image will be distorted, especially at its edge. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. Land is shown on the tactile image as a fine dotted texture and the sea by fine horizontal lines. These are green and blue respectively on the Large Print image. This globe map represents the Earth as seen from space, directly above the United Kingdom. The UK is in the centre of the map, to its right is mainland Europe and further right is the continent of Asia. Down the page from the UK is Spain and Portugal, and further down is the continent of Africa, reaching to the bottom of the globe. Up and left from the UK are the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland and Greenland. To the left of the UK are the eastern half of North America with the Arctic up the page and the northern tip of South America down the page.

World globe centred on the UK (UEB contracted)

by Rnib

This is a globe map centred on the United Kingdom. As the land masses shown are on the curved surface of the Earth, this image will be distorted, especially at its edge. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. Land is shown on the tactile image as a fine dotted texture and the sea by fine horizontal lines. These are green and blue respectively on the Large Print image. This globe map represents the Earth as seen from space, directly above the United Kingdom. The UK is in the centre of the map, to its right is mainland Europe and further right is the continent of Asia. Down the page from the UK is Spain and Portugal, and further down is the continent of Africa, reaching to the bottom of the globe. Up and left from the UK are the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland and Greenland. To the left of the UK are the eastern half of North America with the Arctic up the page and the northern tip of South America down the page.

World globe centred on the UK (UEB uncontracted)

by Rnib

This is a globe map centred on the United Kingdom. As the land masses shown are on the curved surface of the Earth, this image will be distorted, especially at its edge. There is a locator dot shown, which will be at the top left of the page when the image is the correct way up. Land is shown on the tactile image as a fine dotted texture and the sea by fine horizontal lines. These are green and blue respectively on the Large Print image. This globe map represents the Earth as seen from space, directly above the United Kingdom. The UK is in the centre of the map, to its right is mainland Europe and further right is the continent of Asia. Down the page from the UK is Spain and Portugal, and further down is the continent of Africa, reaching to the bottom of the globe. Up and left from the UK are the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland and Greenland. To the left of the UK are the eastern half of North America with the Arctic up the page and the northern tip of South America down the page.

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