One of the most stunning locations on earth is fully described in this book, with incredible photos, maps, and recommended easy hiking trials to visit. Created by an experienced photographer, web site designer, nature lover and hiker, data for this book have been collected during his seven (so far) visits to Canadian Rockies in the last ten years.Simply put, this is one the best book about one of the best locations in Canada and on earth to visit.Contests of this book cover Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Mt Robson Provincial Park, Yoho National Park and Mt Assiniboine Provincial Park. Stunning photographs from Banff, Johnston Canyon, Lake Louise hiking locations, Moraine Lake, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Columbia Icefield, Mt Edith Cavell, Maligne Lake, Spirit Island, Mt Robson, Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, Lake O'Hara hiking locations such as Lake Oesa, Opabin Plateau, and from Mt Assiniboine area. Detailed map of the location and places to visit and more than 30 websites links to different lodges and resorts recommended for staying. This book could be your guide to visit or it can be a great gift to your friends and family to inspire, or you could just keep it to preserve incredible moments in your memory from one of the most stunning location in Canada available to visit. If you are considering visiting, please plan for one week minimum of staying in Canada.Canadian Rockies are located in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. They comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains Range. They have numerous high peaks and ranges and much of them are protected by Canada National parks and UNESCO as World Heritage Sites. Canadian and American Rockies combined together, stretch more than 4,830 km (3,000 miles). The most visited part of Canadian Rockies stretches approximately 725 km (450 miles) in length and it rarely exceeds 80 km to 90 km (50 miles) in width, but the places and location one can see are beyond of our imagination.
Published by Rowman & Littlefield on 07/15/2019
Book details: 163 pages.
"White Men on Race illustrates the way privileged white men think about others; it is a major contribution to our understanding of racial privilege and its denial in our society." —Hernán Vera, author of Screen Saviors: Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness Based on the revealing and provocative testimony of approximately one hundred powerful, upper-income white men, White Men on Race shows how white men see racial "others," how they see white America, how they view racial conflicts, and what they expect for the future of the country. Covering a range of topics, from how they first encountered black Americans to views on black families, interracial dating, affirmative action, immigration, crime, and intervening in discriminatory situations, these hundred white men enlighten us on the racial perspectives of the country's white male elites as we enter the twenty-first century. "Pulitzer prize nominee Joe Feagin's tremendous body of work consistently has placed race, class, and gender at the center of analysis. Feagin has been a leading social scientist in this area and a scholar relentless in his focus on power, privilege, and issues of discrimination. White Men on Race adds to his voluminous oeuvre by providing penetrating insights into the range of racial attitudes of the upper class in the U.S. Here Feagin and O'Brien's compelling analysis of rare data is quite provocative and illuminating." —Dr. Bernice McNair Barnett, associate professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Published by Beacon Press on 07/01/2004
Book details: 275 pages.
Looks at the issues of racism, exploring the history of racial discrimination, inequality, and what is being done about the issue.
Published by ABDO on 01/01/2011
Book details: 112 pages.
The divide over race is usually framed as one over Black and White. Sociologist Eileen O’Brien is interested in that middle terrain, what sits in the ever-increasing gray area she dubbed the racial middle. The Racial Middle, tells the story of the other racial and ethnic groups in America, mainly Latinos and Asian Americans, two of the largest and fastest-growing minorities in the United States. Using dozens of in-depth interviews with people of various ethnic and generational backgrounds, Eileen O’Brien challenges the notion that, to fit into American culture, the only options available to Latinos and Asian Americans are either to become white or to become brown. Instead, she offers a wholly unique analysis of Latinos and Asian Americans own distinctive experiences—those that aren’t typically White nor Black. Though living alongside Whites and Blacks certainly frames some of their own identities and interpretations of race, O’Brien keenly observes that these groups struggles with discrimination, their perceived isolation from members of other races, and even how they define racial justice, are all significant realities that inform their daily lives and, importantly, influence their opportunities for advancement in society. A refreshing and lively approach to understanding race and ethnicity in the twenty-first century, The Racial Middle gives voice to Latinos and Asian-Americans place in this country’s increasingly complex racial mosaic.
Published by NYU Press on 06/01/2008
Book details: 243 pages.
Known for its clear and engaging writing, the bestselling Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class by Joseph F. Healey, Andi Stepnick, and Eileen O’Brien has been thoroughly updated to make it fresher, more relevant, and more accessible to undergraduates. The Eighth Edition retains the same use of sociological theory to tell the story of race and other socially constructed inequalities in the U.S. and for examining the variety of experiences within each minority group, particularly differences between those of men and women. This edition also puts greater emphasis on intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation that will offer students a deeper understanding of diversity. New to this Edition New co-author Andi Stepnick adds fresh perspectives to the book from her teaching and research on race, gender, social movements, and popular culture. New coverage of intersectionality, gender, and sexual orientation offer students a deeper understanding of diversity in the U.S. The text has been thoroughly updated from hundreds of new sources to reflect the latest research, current events, and changes in U.S. society. 80 new and updated graphs, tables, maps, and graphics draw on a wide range of sources, including the U.S. Census, Gallup, and Pew. 35 new internet activities provide opportunities for students to apply concepts by exploring oral history archives, art exhibits, video clips, and other online sites.
Published by SAGE Publications on 01/20/2018
Book details: 592 pages.
This book of readings is designed to be both a stand alone reader as well as a companion title to Healey′s Diversity and Society, Second Edition. The book is a unique mix of first-person accounts, competing views on various issues, and it includes articles from the research literature. The Narrative Portraits and most of the Current Debates articles are from Healey′s Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class, Fourth Edition. It will provide orientation on the issues which many instructors utilize when teaching the race and ethnicity course.
Published by Pine Forge Press on 05/08/2007
Book details: 477 pages.
Working in the shadow of her infamous police officer father, SWAT medic Maggie O'Brien struggles with the temptation to mete out her own form of justice and discovers evidence that someone else may be doing the same. 50,000 first printing.
Published by Macmillan on 03/05/2003
Book details: 371 pages.
The Companion to Irish Traditional Music represents a landmark in the study of one of the Western world's most universally recognizable forms of cultural expression. This ambitious volume comes at a time when Irish music and culture is experiencing a genuine renaissance, as evidenced by the popularity of such phenomena as Riverdance. Only a handful of books have attempted to present an overall picture of Irish traditional music, and many of these are now outdated or out of print. Since the late 1960s, the traditional music scene has changed radically: the commercial life of traditional music has mushroomed, bringing with it tremendous growth in what might be called music tourism. At the same time, an energetic revivalism has taken hold, the result of a wealth of new approaches to playing and spirited debate over the influence of traditionalism in Irish music. Fintan Vallely has harnessed the expertise of dozens of specialists who between them present a remarkably comprehensive picture of the field, incorporating ancient history, past ideals, and contemporary ideologies. The companion presents A-Z descriptions of individuals, traditions, and instruments, as well as an analysis of the modern history of traditional music-making. Biographical entries cover significant musicians and composers and central themes; central themes within traditional music, such as the oral tradition, the Bardic system, and the politics of Irish music, are given extended entries. Not just the ideal reference for the interested enthusiast, The Companion to Irish Traditional Music provides a unique resource for every home, school, or library with an interest in the distinctive rituals, qualities, and history of Irish traditional music and song.
Published by NYU Press on 09/01/1999
Book details: 478 pages.
The Engaged Sociologist: Connecting the Classroom to the Community, Second EditionÂ brings the "public sociology" movement into the classroom, as it teaches students to use the tools of sociology to become effective participants in our democratic society. Through exercises and projects, authors Kathleen Korgen and Jonathan M. White encourage students to practice the application of these tools in order to get both hands-on training in sociology and experience with civic engagement in their communities.
Published by Pine Forge Press on 08/01/2008
Book details: 197 pages.
Flann O'Brien - also known as Brian O'Nolan or Myles na gCopaleen - is now widely recognised as one of the foremost of Ireland's modern authors. Assembling Flann O'Brien explores the author's innovative and experimental work by reading him in relation to some of the 20th century's most important theorists, including Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan and ?i?ek. Assembling Flann O'Brien offers a detailed study of O'Brien's five major novels ? including At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman ? as well as his plays, short stories, journalistic output and unpublished archival material. The book presents new theoretical perspectives on his works, exploring his compelling engagements with questions of the proper name, the archive, law, and desire, and the problems of identity, language, sexuality and censorship which acutely troubled Ireland's new state. Combining a wide range of contemporary theory with a sensitivity to the cultural and political context in which the author wrote, Maebh Long opens up entirely new aspects of Flann O'Brien's writings, and explores the ingenious and the problematic within his oeuvre.
Published by A&C Black on 01/02/2014
Book details: 256 pages.