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The Myth of Santa Fe

release date: Jan 01, 1997
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The Myth of Santa Fe
A wave of publicity during the 1980s projected Santa Fe to the world as an exotic tourist destination--America's own Tahiti in the desert. The Myth of Santa Fe goes behind the romantic adobe facades and mass marketing stereotypes to tell the fascinating but little known story of how the city's alluring image was quite consciously created early in this century, primarily by Anglo-American newcomers. By investigating the city's trademark architectural style, public ceremonies, the historic preservation movement, and cultural traditions, Wilson unravels the complex interactions of ethnic identity and tourist image-making. Santa Fe's is a distinctly modern success story--the story of a community that transformed itself from a declining provincial capital of 5,000 in 1912 into an internationally recognized tourist destination. But it is also a cautionary tale about the commodification of Native American and Hispanic cultures, and the social displacement and ethnic animosities that can accompany a tourist boom.

Facing Southwest

release date: Jan 01, 2001
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Facing Southwest
Facing Southwest is a colourful exploration of the life and work of Santa Fe architect John Gaw Meem. Regarded as the leading southwest architect of his time, John Gaw Meem brought the Santa Fe style to its peak in the 1920s and 1930s. With original drawings, floor plans and stunning colour photographs, this book explores Meem's signature design elements and numerous examples of his unique Spanish- and Pueblo-influenced residences. It includes 176 colour and 100 black-and-white illustrations.

J. Chris Wilson Retrospective

release date: Jan 01, 2003
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The Master Plan

release date: Feb 04, 2020
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The Master Plan
"The Master Plan is less of a road map and more of a philosophy that we should all take to heart: We are all better than our worst decision, our sense of justice should honor the redemptive possibilities inherent in every person, and our destinies are truly intertwined."--Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore Growing up in Washington, DC, Chris Wilson was surrounded by violence and despair. He watched his family and neighborhood shattered by trauma, and he lost his faith. One night when he was seventeen, defending himself, he killed a man. He was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. But what should have been the end of his story became the beginning. Behind bars, Wilson embarked on a remarkable journey of self-improvement--reading, working out, learning languages, even starting a business. At nineteen, he sat down and wrote a list of all the things he intended to accomplish, and all the steps he'd have to take to get there. He called it his Master Plan. He revised that plan regularly and followed it religiously. Sixteen years later, it led him to an unlikely opportunity--and to a promise he has been working hard to live up to every day since. Harrowing, heartbreaking, and ultimately triumphant, The Master Plan is a memoir for this moment, proving that every person is capable of doing great things.

Ethno-Religious Violence in Indonesia

release date: Mar 31, 2008
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Ethno-Religious Violence in Indonesia
Ethno-religious violence in Indonesia illustrates in detail how and why previously peaceful religious communities can descend into violent conflict. From 1999 until 2000, the conflict in North Maluku, Indonesia, saw the most intense communal violence of Indonesia’s period of democratization. For almost a year, militias waged a brutal religious war which claimed the lives of almost four thousand lives. The conflict culminated in ethnic cleansing along lines of religious identity, with approximately three hundred thousand people fleeing their homes. Based on detailed research, this book provides an in depth picture of all aspects of this devastating and brutal conflict. It also provides numerous examples of how different conflict theories can be applied in the analysis of real situations of tensions and violence, illustrating the mutually reinforcing nature of mass level sentiment and elite agency, and the rational and emotive influences on those involved. This book will be of interest to researchers in Asian Studies, conflict resolution and religious violence.

First Certificate: First! Examination Practice 1. Teacher's Book 4, 5

release date: Jan 01, 2005
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A Community-based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending

release date: Jan 01, 2011
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A Community-based Approach to the Reduction of Sexual Reoffending
A Circle of Support and Accountability is a group of trained volunteers who meet on a regular basis with a high risk sex offender living in their community. This pioneering approach, based on restorative justice principles, holds the offender accountable and provides them with care and support to prevent reoffending.

RaphaelJS

release date: Dec 10, 2013
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RaphaelJS
Create beautiful, interactive images on the Web with RaphaëlJS, the JavaScript library that lets you draw Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) right in the browser. With this concise guide, you’ll quickly learn how to paint the screen with shapes and colors that you can turn into lively, animated graphics and visualizations. Author Chris Wilson (Time.com) shows you how to create Raphaël objects and manipulate them with animation, transformations, and other techniques, using just a few lines of code. Packed with working examples, sample code, and cool hands-on projects, RaphaëlJS is ideal for new and experienced JavaScript programmers alike. Create images that work on browsers new and old, as well as mobile devices Start with the basics—shapes, colors, transformations, sets, and text Learn how to build custom curves and shapes with paths Code animations that move through space, follow paths, or change direction Make your artwork come alive through user interaction Bind a dataset to a collection of visual objects—the basis of data visualization Learn techniques to make your detailed visuals stand out on screens of any size

First Certificate: First! Examination Pactice 2. Teacher's Book 4, 5

release date: Jan 01, 2005
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Making Projects Sing

release date: Apr 18, 2016
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Making Projects Sing
This book explores project management (PM) from a musical perspective. Music is a significant example of a nontraditional arena where PM is vital, yet it is only beginning to be seen as a vital tool. Therefore, this book will give an in depth and preeminent look at the PM processes and knowledge areas that are of utmost importance in many fields that PM is not used for currently. Seeking to understand projects in musical ways, synergies between music and the wider project management profession are many and varied. Written and developed by international experts in the project management and music professions, this book represents a unique and insightful approach to the study of the subject. The authors take a fresh look at practical models of musical thinking capable of application at every scale of project management, and in every possible project management environment. If you want to make your projects more musical, or simply have an interest exploring project management in music, this is the book for you!
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