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Vénézuela 2012-2013 (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs)

Vénézuela 2012-2013 (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs)

Author: Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette
Publisher: Petit Futé
ISBN: 2746953781
Pages: 474
Year: 2012-07-06
En 1498, Christophe Colomb à son retour d'Amérique parle de la Terre de Grâce. Cinq siècles plus tard, il en reste quelque chose, car le Vénézuela offre au visiteur curieux de nature une faune qui a évolué à l'abri du reste du monde, sur les jungla, montagnes à sommets plats ; des cascades magnifiques, dont celle de Salto Angel et des forêts encore vierges, peuplées d'indigènes. A l'affût de la nature, - le Vénézuela est le premier pays d'Amérique du Sud par le nombre et l'étendue de ses réserves naturelles -, l'auteur a présenté le pays sous l'angle du tourisme vert ou "écotourisme", mais aussi de la culture, les traces espagnoles sont nombreuses, les villes au plan colonial somptueuses, et la vie moderne et latine qui se répand tard le soir dans les rues, bruyante et joyeuse.
TRINIDAD ET TOBAGO 2016/2017 Petit Futé

TRINIDAD ET TOBAGO 2016/2017 Petit Futé

Author: Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette
Publisher: Le Petit Futé
ISBN:
Pages: 240
Year: 2016-05-17T00:00:00+02:00
Deux petites îles au nord-est du Venezuela... Avec comme seule palette de couleurs, le blond du sable, le bleu de la mer, le blanc de l'écume et l'émeraude de la forêt, Trinidad n'a pas beaucoup changé depuis Christophe Colomb. Une terre vierge où les tortues géantes viennent pondre chaque année des dizaines de milliers d'oeufs depuis des temps immémoriaux... Seulement 80 km séparent le nord et le sud de l'île de Trinidad. Pourtant quelle diversité ! Une jungle qui recouvre des vallées encaissées, des collines escarpées parsemées de rivières, des chutes d'eau par centaines, sans oublier les marais ou les forêts montagneuses, patrie du singe hurleur, du tatou, du papillon empereur, du perroquet et de l'orchidée. Un rêve de naturaliste ! Archétype de l'île au trésor, Tobago a quant à elle la réputation d'avoir inspiré Daniel Defoe lorsqu'il imagina un décor pour Robinson Crusoe. Il est vrai que l'île a tout pour s'y prêter : une forêt vierge derrière pas moins de 70 plages de sable fin, des lagons et des récifs de coraux aux eaux turquoises, une faune et une flore très riches, un passé peuplé d'amérindiens et de batailles navales, ... A cela s'ajoute un folklore ancestral issu des traditions africaines et entretenu par une population très largement créole. A n'en pas douter, Tobago sera bientôt une destination prisée des Caraïbes. Son identité atypique, Trinidad & Tobago la doit à un brassage unique entre les cultures amérindienne, africaine, européenne et indienne. Un héritage métissé très riche qui a forgé une identité propre à cette petite nation. Le carnaval, qui se déroule en février ou en mars au son des steel-bands et du calypso, est l'une de ses meilleures illustrations. Considéré à juste titre comme l'un des plus beaux du monde, c'est une féérie de couleurs, de musiques, de danses ; une immense fête.
Pékin 2012-2013

Pékin 2012-2013

Author: Collectif, Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette
Publisher: Petit Futé
ISBN: 2746958708
Pages:
Year: 2012-04-03
A la tradition architecturale de la Cité Interdite, de la résidence du prince Gong ou du quartier de Shishahai répondent les immeubles très design du quartier des affaires, la rue commerçante de Wangfujing ou les cinq périphériques concentriques d'une ville devenue tentaculaire. Capitale aux multiples facettes, Pékin offre un condensé de la Chine et de ses contradictions, voilà pourquoi elle mérite que le Petit Futé lui consacre entièrement un guide.
Lausanne - Riviera Suisse 2012-2013 (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs)

Lausanne - Riviera Suisse 2012-2013 (avec cartes, photos + avis des lecteurs)

Author: Collectif, Dominique Auzias, Jean-Paul Labourdette
Publisher: Petit Futé
ISBN: 2746955792
Pages: 288
Year: 2012-07-13
Avec leurs vignobles à flanc de colline, classés au patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco, la chaîne des Alpes à l’horizon et le Lac Léman à leurs pieds, Lausanne et la Riviera Suisse constituent un paysage calme et grandiose. À seulement quatre heures en TGV de Paris et facilement accessibles depuis l’aéroport international de Genève, Lausanne et la Riviera Suisse offrent une multitude d’activités dans un cadre enchanteur que Le Petit Futé a choisi de vous faire découvrir.
The Revolution in Venezuela

The Revolution in Venezuela

Author: Thomas Ponniah, Jonathan Eastwood
Publisher: Harvard Univ David Rockefeller
ISBN: 0674061381
Pages: 338
Year: 2011
Is Venezuela’s Bolivarian revolution under Hugo Chávez truly revolutionary? Most books and articles tend to view the Chávez government in an either-or fashion. Some see the president as the shining knight of twenty-first-century socialism, while others see him as an avenging Stalinist strongman. Despite passion on both sides, the Chávez government does not fall easily into a seamless fable of emancipatory or authoritarian history, as these essays make clear. A range of distinguished authors consider the nature of social change in contemporary Venezuela and explore a number of themes that help elucidate the sources of the nation’s political polarization. The chapters range from Fernando Coronil’s “Bolivarian Revolution,” which examines the relationship between the state’s social body (its population) and its natural body (its oil reserves), to an insightful look at women’s rights by Cathy A. Rakowski and Gioconda Espina. This volume shows that, while the future of the national process is unclear, the principles elaborated by the Chávez government are helping articulate a new Latin American left.
São Tomé & Príncipe

São Tomé & Príncipe

Author: Kathleen Becker
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841622168
Pages: 232
Year: 2008-06-30
This is the first stand-alone guide to Africa’s second-smallest country (around 1,000km²), São Tomé & Príncipe, renowned for its enticing blend of African, Portuguese and Caribbean culture. Largely unexplored and unexploited by tourism, these tropical volcanic islands off the west African coast are the antithesis of mass-market destinations – and one of the most unspoilt places on earth. The author guides pioneering travellers round this African island paradise, 75% of which is covered by rainforest, and its unspoilt palm-fringed beaches, towering volcanic peaks, and fascinating colonial heritage. She also provides in-depth coverage of Sâo Tomean culture and history as well as contemporary political issues.
China's Strategic Partnerships in Latin America

China's Strategic Partnerships in Latin America

Author: Yanran Xu
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498544703
Pages: 166
Year: 2016-12-14
This study examines the establishment and evolution of China’s strategic partnerships with Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. It analyzes the key debates surrounding the partnerships and argues that China has disproportionately benefited from these arrangements.
The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu

The Hidden Treasures of Timbuktu

Author: John O. Hunwick
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 175
Year: 2008
Draws on centuries-old historical manuscripts to document the epic trade journeys to legendary Timbuktu, profiling the city as a major center of Islamic literary culture and scholarship while offering insight into fifteenth-century perspectives on a wide range of topics, from commerce and taxation to marriage and prostitution.
Mali

Mali

Author: Ross Velton, Jolijn Geels
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841620777
Pages: 292
Year: 2004
Mali's spiritual capital, Timbuktu, became a twin town of Hay-on-Wye in February 2007; both are famous for their festivals, but that's where the family likeness ends. In Mali you may float past hippopotami whilst sailing down the River Niger, greet 300 herdsmen atop brilliant white camels, or stand on an escarpment looking out over the mystical cliff villages of the Dogon people. This new edition features thoroughly updated information on everything from elephant migrations to rock-climbing. It also includes a new, comprehensive guide to the music and festivals of Mali, including the Festival in the Desert to which increasing numbers of tourists flock.
Knockout Knits

Knockout Knits

Author: Laura Nelkin
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0385345798
Pages: 144
Year: 2014-09-02
An abundance of knitted luxuries--summery lace shawls, warm and wooly hats, a trio of cool knitted bracelets, and stunning beaded gloves--designed to grow your skills. Who doesn't love to knit accessories? They're fast, often require only a skein or two of yarn, and make amazingly versatile gifts for friends and family. Small knits are also the perfect way to try something new--an unusual stitch pattern, wild multi-colored yarn, or even a touch of sparkle. Laura Nelkin is well-known for designing these fun-to-knit little projects introducing her students and fans to advanced techniques with her signature "You can do it!" enthusiasm. In her first book, she shares her 3 favorite types of knitting using wrapped stitches, lacework, and beads. Each chapter begins with a quick knitted cuff to lay the foundations, then gradually ramps up to more complicated designs. The result is an all-new collection of wearable, feminine knits with a slightly rustic aesthetic. Give them as gifts, stockpile for a chilly day, or dress up a casual outfit--these are knockout projects to enjoy knitting again and again. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Words Without Objects

Words Without Objects

Author: Henry Laycock
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199281718
Pages: 202
Year: 2006-04-06
A picture of the world as chiefly one of discrete objects, distributed in space and time, has sometimes seemed compelling. It is however one of two main targets of Henry Laycock's book; for it is seriously incomplete. The picture, he argues, leaves no space for stuff like air and water. With discrete objects, we may always ask 'how many?', but with stuff the question has to be 'how much?' Within philosophy, stuff of certain basic kinds is central to the ancient pre-Socraticworld-view; but it also constitutes the field of modern chemistry and is a major factor in ecology.Philosophers these days, in general, are unlikely to deny that stuff exists. But they are very likely to deny that it is ('ultimately') to be contrasted with things, and it is on this account that logic and semantics figure largely in the framework of the book. Elementary logic is a logic which takes values for its variables; and these values are precisely distinct individuals or things. Existence is then symbolized in just such terms; and this, it is proposed, creates a pressure for 'reducing'stuff to things. Non-singular expressions, which include words for stuff, 'mass' nouns, and also plural nouns, are 'explicated' as semantically singular.Here then is the second target of the book. The posit that both mass and plural nouns name special categories of objects (set-theoretical 'collections' of objects in the one case, mereological 'parcels' or 'portions' of stuff in the other) represents, so Laycock urges, the imposition of an alien logic upon both the many and the much.
Mali Blues

Mali Blues

Author: Lieve Joris
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 289
Year: 1998
Travelling through Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, the author sees the inhabitants coping with the hardships and instability that drought, ethnic conflict and rebel uprisings bring. This book also embraces the survival spirit of the people, centring around the Malinese blues singer Boubacar Traore.
Mali

Mali

Author: Ross Velton
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841622184
Pages: 312
Year: 2009
The third edition of Bradt’s Mali has been thoroughly updated, and includes new sections on Mali’s festivals, music and musicians.
Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration

Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration

Author: Jeremy Plant
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420017020
Pages: 656
Year: 2007-02-22
In the past few decades, the field of transportation has changed dramatically. Deregulation and greater reliance on markets and the private sector has helped to reconfigure the transport industries, while the rise of intermodal goods and global commerce has produced efficiencies of operation and a greater interdependence among transport modes. In addition, security issues have moved to the forefront as officials struggle with the challenge of protecting the vast transportation system while maintaining its operational efficiencies and effectiveness. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration addresses the changes facing the field of transportation. Organized into five sections, it describes and analyzes major modes of transportation and components of the contemporary transportation system. Later chapters consider policy and administration and focus on managing transportation systems and assets. The final section covers security and protection of transportation systems. The handbook explores continuing development in the US and other nations, with an emphasis on the challenges created by technological change, globalization of the world economy, and the threat of terrorism. It examines the current state of major modes of transportation (air, rail, highways, waterways, ports, urban mass transit) and presents public policies and management approaches to make transportation systems efficient, innovative, and responsive. Drawing from scholars in a wide range of disciplines, including public policy, public administration, geography, economics, business logistics, engineering, and management, the Handbook of Transportation Policy and Administration serves as a comprehensive, single-volume reference for scholars, students, public officials, business and civic leaders, and transportation practitioners.
Cruising the Southern and Western Caribbean

Cruising the Southern and Western Caribbean

Author: Larry H. Ludmer
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1588433536
Pages: 299
Year: 2011-04-01
Here is an invaluable guide to the cruise lines, the ships themselves and their ports of call in the Western and Southern Caribbean, extending from the Bahamas down to Trinidad and even Venezuela. You will have between eight and 10 hours in each cruise port you visit. This guide tells you how to make the most of that time by focusing on the best sights and activities at every stop. For each port, the author provides an over-view description, a detailed map, complete information on how to get around, a "one-day sightseeing tour," both in the port itself and beyond, recreational activities from golf and tennis to hiking and beach-going, shopping, and tours of historical sites.