Literary Second Cities

Author: Jason Finch
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319627198
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This book brings together geographers and literary scholars in a series of engagements near the boundaries of their disciplines. In urban studies, disproportionate attention has been given to a small set of privileged ‘first’ cities. This volume problematizes the dominance of such alpha cities, offering a wide perspective on ‘second cities’ and their literature. The volume is divided into three themed sections. ‘In the Shadow of the Alpha City’ problematizes the image of cities defined by their function and size, bringing out the contradictions and contestations inherent in cultural productions of second cities, including Birmingham and Bristol in the UK, Las Vegas in the USA, and Tartu in Estonia. ‘Frontier Second Cities’ pays attention to the multiple and trans-national pasts of second cities which occupy border zones, with a focus on Narva, in Estonia, and Turkish/Kurdish Diyarbakir. The final section, ‘The Diffuse Second City’, examines networks the diffuse secondary city made up of interlinked small cities, suburban sprawl and urban overspill, with literary case studies from Italy, Sweden, and Finland.

Improv Nation

Author: Sam Wasson
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544558251
Size: 11,17 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A finalist for the 2017 George Freedley Memorial Award “A compelling, absolutely unputdownable story . . . And, in case you’re wondering, yes, the book is funny. In places, very funny. A remarkable story, magnificently told.” — Booklist In this richly reported, scene-driven narrative, Sam Wasson charts the meteoric rise of improv from its unlikely beginnings in McCarthy-era Chicago. We witness the chance meeting between Mike Nichols and Elaine May, hang out at the after-hours bar where Dan Aykroyd hosted friends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, and Gilda Radner, and go behind the scenes of cultural landmarks from The Graduate to The Colbert Report. Along the way, we befriend pioneers such as Harold Ramis, Chevy Chase, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Alan Arkin, Tina Fey, Judd Apatow, and many others. Wasson shows why improv deserves to be considered the great American art form of the last half century. “One of the most important stories in American popular culture . . . Wasson may be the first author to explain [improv’s] entire history . . . For that reason alone, it’s a valuable book.” — New York Times Book Review “A compelling history . . . It holds the element of surprise—true to the spirit of its subject.” — Entertainment Weekly

Image 5 November 2016

Author: Various
Editor: Image Comics
ISBN:
Size: 15,62 MB
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IMAGE+ is a monthly magazine featuring Image's upcoming releases, as well as bonus creator-owned comics content. Each issue features an original, four-page THE WALKING DEAD story concerning Negan's origins, and created by New York Times bestselling team ROBERT KIRKMAN and CHARLIE ADLARD, for a total of 48 pages of backstory! IMAGE+ showcases interviews, spotlight features, bonus never-before-seen preview pages, editorials from industry voices, and more in-depth, insightful and provocative comics coverage curated by David Brothers, Branding Manager at Image Comics. IMAGE+ is fans' premiere source for all things creator-owned.

Chicago

Author: A. J. Liebling
Editor: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803280359
Size: 18,79 MB
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Many Chicagoans rose in protest over A. J. Liebling?s tongue-in-cheek tour of their fair city in 1952. Liebling found much to admire in the Windy City?s people and culture?itsøcolorful language, its political sophistication, its sense of its own history and specialness, but Liebling offended that city?s image of itself when he discussed its entertainments, its built landscapes, and its mental isolation from the world?s affairs. Liebling, a writer and editor for the New Yorker, lived in Chicago for nearly a year. While he found a home among its colorful inhabitants, he couldn?t help comparing Chicago with some other cities he had seen and loved, notably Paris, London, and especially New York. His magazine columns brought down on him a storm of protests and denials from Chicago?s defenders, and he gently and humorously answers their charges and acknowledges his errors in a foreword written especially for the book edition. Liebling describes the restaurants, saloons, and striptease joints; the newspapers, cocktail parties, and political wards; the university; and the defining event in Chicago?s mythic past, the Saint Valentine?s Day Massacre. Illustrated by Steinberg, Chicago is a loving, if chiding, portrait of a great American metropolis.

Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks For Smart Cities

Author: Anis Laouiti
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9811035032
Size: 20,49 MB
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This book presents selected articles from the Second International Workshop on Vehicular Adhoc Networks for Smart Cities, 2016 (IWVSC’2016). In order to promote further research activities and challenges, it highlights recent developments in vehicular networking technologies and their role in future smart cities.

Ecmlg 2016 Proceedings Of The 12th European Conference On Management Leadership And Governance

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ISBN: 1911218190
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Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance

Esoteric Norwich

Author: Elroy Arndell
Editor:
ISBN: 9781365512797
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Because Norwich was England's second city during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, it has, though little acknowledged, a number of significant associations with esoteric spirituality. The Church of St John Maddermarket's graveyard includes the Crabtree headstone, which has the pre-Christian symbol of the Ouroboros along with Masonic Square and Compasses carved upon it. Housed within the church there is the Layer Monument, a very rare example of an alchemical mandala in European funerary art.

Second City

Author: Neal L Horgan
Editor: Sportsproview
ISBN: 9780993062254
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'Second City, ' is the follow up to Neal Horgan's critically acclaimed account of Cork City FC's 2008 season, entitled 'Death of a Football Club?' It chronicles the club's infamous 2009 season as the club voyages towards extinction

China S Regions In An Era Of Globalization

Author: Tim Summers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134818394
Size: 20,87 MB
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The rise of China has been shaped and driven by its engagement with the global economy during a period of intensified globalization, yet China is a continent-sized economy and society with substantial diversity across its different regions. This means that its engagement with the global economy cannot just be understood at the national level, but requires analysis of the differences in participation in the global economy across China’s regions. This book responds to this challenge by looking at the development of China’s regions in this era of globalization. It traces the evolution of regional policy in China and its implications in a global context. Detailed chapters examine the global trajectory of what is now becoming known as the Greater Bay Area in southern China, the globalization of the inland mega-city of Chongqing, and the role of China’s regions in the globally-focused belt and road initiative launched by the Chinese government in late 2013. The book will be of interest to practitioners and scholars engaging with contemporary China’s political economy and international relations.

Singapore Travel Guide 2016 Edition

Author: Morris Tan
Editor: Wizio Publishing
ISBN:
Size: 16,34 MB
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Singapore is a young and vibrant city located strategically in the heart of South East Asia. It is a popular tourist destination, attracting a wide variety of visitors from high-powered business executives to budget-conscious backpackers. This book provides a comprehensive guide for travelers to Singapore, regardless of budget. Full of in-depth and up-to-date information on local customs, sightseeing tips, food, accommodation and transportation, it guides you straight to the very best Singapore has to offer. This ebook edition is created and designed specially for Google Play. It provides: - essential information on all the popular attractions, such as opening hours, ticket prices, phone numbers, etc., to help you plan your itinerary - transportation tips showing you the most convenient way to get to your destination - offline colour maps with popular attractions clearly marked, so you don't lost your way - information and reviews of accommodation choices for all budgets, so you can make an informed decision on your hotel bookings - detailed write-up on all the delicious local delicacies and where to find them - expert advice from locals so you don't miss the hidden gems This book is an indispensable guide and perfect companion for visitors from around the globe. Get this book now and have a wonderful trip to Singapore!