Overbooked

Author: Elizabeth Becker
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439161003
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"Travel is no longer a past-time but a colossal industry, arguably one of the biggest in the world and second only to oil in importance for many poor countries. One out of 12 people in the world are employed by the tourism industry which contributes $6.5 trillion to the world's economy. To investigate the size and effect of this new industry, Elizabeth Becker traveled the globe. She speaks to the Minister of Tourism of Zambia who thinks licensing foreigners to kill wild animals is a good way to make money and then to a Zambian travel guide who takes her to see the rare endangered sable antelope. She travels to Venice where community groups are fighting to stop the tourism industry from pushing them out of their homes, to France where officials have made tourism their number one industry to save their cultural heritage; and on cruises speaking to waiters who earn $60 a month--then on to Miami to interview their CEO. Becker's sharp depiction reveals travel as a product; nations as stewards. Seeing the tourism industry from the inside out, the world offers a dizzying range of travel options but very few quiet getaways"--

Transactions On Computational Science V

Author: Yingxu Wang
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642020968
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The LNCS journal Transactions on Computational Science reflects recent developments in the field of Computational Science, conceiving the field not as a mere ancillary science but rather as an innovative approach supporting many other scientific disciplines. The journal focuses on original high-quality research in the realm of computational science in parallel and distributed environments, encompassing the facilitating theoretical foundations and the applications of large-scale computations and massive data processing. It addresses researchers and practitioners in areas ranging from aerospace to biochemistry, from electronics to geosciences, from mathematics to software architecture, presenting verifiable computational methods, findings and solutions and enabling industrial users to apply techniques of leading-edge, large-scale, high performance computational methods. The fifth volume of the Transactions on Computational Science journal, edited by Yingxu Wang and Keith C.C. Chan, is devoted to the subject of cognitive knowledge representation. This field of study focuses on the internal knowledge representation mechanisms of the brain and how these can be applied to computer science and engineering. The issue includes the latest research results in internal knowledge representation at the logical, functional, physiological, and biological levels and describes their impacts on computing, artificial intelligence, and computational intelligence.

Overbooked

Author: Misté Rayne
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 1509230785
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Escaping for a few days is the perfect antidote to Greg Parker's hectic week. As he watches the city diminish in his rearview mirror, the stress lifts. But things get complicated when he finds his reserved room already occupied by a sexy, smoky-eyed woman who has no plans to vacate the premises. Leesa Clark needs a break from the real-life pressures at work that force her to be someone she isn't. Chez Luxxe sounds like the right place to rediscover herself until a handsome stranger crashes into her hotel room. Should she throw him out or share the double-booked getaway…and see what happens?

Resorts

Author: Robert Christie Mill
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047174722X
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Effectively Develop and Manage a Resort Property-Revised and Updated In recent years, the definition of "resort" has expanded to include any facility that provides recreation and entertainment in combination with lodging. Revised and updated for these changes, Resorts: Management and Operation, Second Edition covers both new trends, like the increasing popularity of timeshares and cruise ships, and tried-and-true businesses like ski areas, golf resorts, spas, and casinos. The book provides a comprehensive look at how today's industry classifies, develops, markets, and manages these various properties. In addition to covering new growth areas in the resort field, this Second Edition also features a wide range of resources for learning, including: * New chapters on cruise ships, specialty resorts, and casinos, highlighting the newest trends in the industry * New resort case studies in each chapter * Expanded coverage on spas, pools, and indoor waterparks * Quick Getaway sidebars, showing practical examples and applications of theories discussed in the book * Updated statistics throughout the text that reflect the latest industry information * Enhanced discussions of the importance of developing facilities from an environmentally conscious and business-smart perspective so that the integrity of the natural base is maintained Students on their way to a career in resorts, as well as professionals seeking to update or improve their understanding of the business, will find Resorts: Management and Operation, Second Edition the key to success in this exciting industry.

Crazybusy

Author: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030741485X
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Are you too busy? Are you always running behind? Is your calendar loaded with more than you can possibly accomplish? Is it driving you crazy? You’re not alone. CrazyBusy–the modern phenomenon of brain overload–is a national epidemic. Without intending it or understanding how it happened, we’ve plunged ourselves into a mad rush of activity, expecting our brains to keep track of more than they comfortably or effectively can. In fact, as Attention Deficit Disorder expert and bestselling author Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., argues in this groundbreaking new book, this brain overload has reached the point where our entire society is suffering from culturally induced ADD. CrazyBusy is not just a by-product of high-speed, globalized modern life–it has become its defining feature. BlackBerries, cell phones, and e-mail 24/7. Longer work days, escalating demands, and higher expectations at home. It all adds up to a state of constant frenzy that is sapping us of creativity, humanity, mental well-being, and the ability to focus on what truly matters. But as Dr. Hallowell argues, being crazybusy can also be an opportunity. Just as ADD can, if properly managed, become a source of ingenuity and inspiration, so the impulse to be busy can be turned to our advantage once we get in touch with our needs and take charge of how we really want to spend our time. Through quick exercises (perfect for busy people), focused advice on everything from lifestyle to time management, and examples chosen from his extensive clinical experience, Hallowell goes step-by-step through the process of unsnarling frantic lives. With CrazyBusy, we can teach ourselves to move from the F-state–frenzied, flailing, fearful, forgetful, furious–to the C-state–cool, calm, clear, consistent, curious, courteous. Dr. Hallowell has helped more than a million readers free themselves of the distractions and compulsions of ADD. Now in CrazyBusy, he offers the same sound, sane, and accessible guidance for anyone suffering from the harried pace of modern life. If you find yourself pulled into a million different directions, here at last is the opportunity to stop being busy, start being happy, and still get things done.

Overbooked In Arizona

Author: Samuel Hirsh Gottlieb
Editor:
ISBN:
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Job Scheduling Strategies For Parallel Processing

Author: Eitan Frachtenberg
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3642165052
Size: 18,39 MB
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This book constitutes the revised papers of the 15th International Workshop on Job Scheduling Strategies for Parallel Processing, JSSPP 2010, which was held in Atlanta, GA, USA, in April 2010. The 12 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 18 submissions. The papers show a prolific growth in the areas of applicability for parallel scheduling and discuss more recent problems and applications, such as virtualized environments, many-core processors, DNA sequencing, and hadoop.