Improv Nation

Author: Sam Wasson
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544558251
Size: 12,75 MB
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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

Nordic Central And Southeastern Europe 2015 2016

Author: Wayne C. Thompson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475818831
Size: 17,58 MB
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This is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe, past and present. It is organized by individual chapters for each country and presents a complete and authoritative overview of each region’s geography, people, history, political system, constitution, parliament, decentralization and states if a federation, parties, political leaders, and elections. There are also sections on foreign and defense policy, economy, culture, future, and a comprehensive bibliography. The combination of factual accuracy and up-to-date detail along with its informed projections make this an outstanding resource for researchers, practitioners in international development, media professionals, government officials, potential investors and students.Now in its 14th edition, the content is thorough yet perfect for a one-semester introductory course or general library reference. Available in both print and e-book formats and priced low to fit student and library budgets.

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

China S Regions In An Era Of Globalization

Author: Tim Summers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134818394
Size: 15,85 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: 16,57 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!

Wild And Crazy Guys

Author: Nick de Semlyen
Editor: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 1984826654
Size: 10,44 MB
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The behind-the-scenes story of the iconic funnymen who ruled '80s Hollywood—Bill Murray, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Eddie Murphy—and the beloved films that made them stars, including Animal House, Caddyshack, and Ghostbusters “An enjoyable romp that vividly captures the manic ups and downs of the remarkable group of funny folk who gave us a golden age of small and big screen comedy, from SNL to Groundhog Day.”—Peter Biskind, author of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls Wild and Crazy Guys opens in 1978 with Chevy Chase and Bill Murray taking bad-tempered swings at each other backstage at Saturday Night Live, and closes 21 years later with the two doing a skit in the same venue, poking fun at each other, their illustrious careers, triumphs and prat falls. In between, Nick de Semlyen takes us on a trip through the tumultuous '80s, delving behind the scenes of movies such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Beverly Hills Cop, The Blues Brothers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and dozens more. Chronicling the off-screen, larger-than-life antics of Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, John Belushi, John Candy, and Rick Moranis, it's got drugs, sex, punch-ups, webbed toes, and Bill Murray being pushed into a swimming pool by Hunter S. Thompson while tied to a lawn chair. What's not to like? Based on candid interviews from many of the stars themselves, as well as those in their immediate orbit, including directors John Landis, Carl Reiner, and Amy Heckerling, Wild and Crazy Guys is a fantastic insider account of the friendships, feuds, triumphs, and disasters experienced by these beloved comedians. Hilarious and revealing, it is both a hidden history of the most fertile period ever for screen comedy and a celebration of some of the most popular films of all time. Advance praise for Wild and Crazy Guys “Eminently readable . . . Children of the 1980s, take note: this is a fond, engrossing look back at the making of movies that became cultural touchstones.”—Booklist (starred review) “The irresistible Wild and Crazy Guys charts the roller-coaster ride of the groundbreaking comedy stars of the ’70s and ’80s, giving a fascinating look at the helium highs and crushing lows surrounding some of your favorite funny films. I couldn’t put it down. Although that may have been the glue.”—Edgar Wright, director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Baby Driver “There is no shortage of excellent critical writing about the US comedy scene in the 80s, and Nick de Semlyen’s Wild and Crazy Guys is a terrific contribution to the genre.”—The Guardian

Kaplan Sat Strategies Practice And Review 2015 2016 With 5 Practice Tests

Author: Kaplan
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1625235909
Size: 13,85 MB
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Prep for the current SAT with confidence. This SAT prep was designed for the current SAT and is good until the College Board's last official SAT administration in January 2016. Don't miss your last chance to take the current SAT! One of the most widely used college admissions tests, the SAT will be completely updated in March 2016. Kaplan's SAT Strategies, Practice, and Review 2015-2016 is Kaplan’s latest SAT guide filled with essential tools students need to prep for the exam this year, and it also provides information -- including practice questions and detailed answer explanations -- about the new March 2016 SAT. With indispensable strategies, proven practical tools, and an easy-to-use format, Kaplan's SAT 2015-2016 is your must-have program guide for scoring higher on the SAT. Students will benefit from the many innovative features this guide offers, including: * 5 realistic full-length practice tests: 4 in the book and 1 online * Useful insider tips and expert strategies provided by high-scoring Kaplan instructors * An online center full of additional practice questions and resources * Strategy call outs from a Kaplan student who earned a perfect score on the SAT * Hundreds of additional practice questions, with a detailed explanation for every answer * A helpful guide for parents * Information about the new SAT, complete with practice questions and detailed answer explanations Kaplan's SAT Strategies, Practice, and Review 2015-2016 provides students with everything they need to improve their scores, guaranteed. Kaplan has helped more than three million students prep for standardized tests, and we guarantee you'll score higher!

Norms And Space Understanding Public Space Regulation In The Tourist City

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Editor: Lucas Konzen
ISBN: 9172673516
Size: 15,49 MB
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The Seed Of New Life

Author: Elise Tykkyläinen
Editor: BoD - Books on Demand
ISBN: 9523181211
Size: 16,66 MB
Format: PDF
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This is a fascinating autobiographical story about a Finnish woman’s life in Egypt where she got pregnant and gave birth to a new life with a Bedouin man. The author says Finland and Egypt are like night and day. There is nothing similar with them. “The village was called Arab Abou Tamma. If I understood it right, all the people in the village were in some way related to each other. I often wondered what made them live so close together. Was it fear? What would they have been afraid of, in a small village, surrounded by flowering gardens and where farmers tilled their land along the Nile? Women washed their laundry at the fork of the Nile, which also served as a dump. Strange crustaceans and whatever living things from the river would move around at that little fork of the river. Everything was dirty and full of sand. I was a freak for them. No one understood why I was staying in that village, and I did not understand it myself either. I could not go anywhere by myself, even though I was longing for loneliness or to just go out for a walk. I lived in the same house with my husband's family, symbolically saying, chained, and no one understood me. I was deeply depressed and withered inside, but I did not know where else to go.”

Austria Rough Guides Snapshot Europe

Author: Rough Guides
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409371956
Size: 20,94 MB
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The Rough Guides Snapshot Austria is the ultimate budget guide to this beautiful part of Europe. It leads you through the country with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the top sights and attractions, from Vienna to adventure sports hub Innsbruck, alongside cash-saving tips and suggestions for when you feel like treating yourself. Detailed full-colour maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, however long you're planning to stay. Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around the region, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, sports and outdoor activities. Now available in ePub format.