Visitor

Visitor Author C. J. Cherryh
ISBN-10 0756412080
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher DAW
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The seventeenth novel in Cherryh's Foreigner space opera series, a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its consequences... The human and atevi inhabitants of Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, have picked up a signal from an alien kyo ship telling them that the ship is inbound toward Alpha. Five thousand of the inhabitants of Alpha are human refugees from the now derelict Reunion Station. They have seen this scenario before, when a single kyo ship swooped into the Reunion system and, without a word, melted a major section of Reunion Station with a single pass. These refugees, who were rescued through the combined efforts of an allied group of humans and atevi and brought to safety at Alpha, are now desperate with fear. Bren Cameron--brilliant human emissary of Tabini-aiji, the powerful atevi political leader on the mainland below, and also the appointee of the human president of the island nation of Mospheira--is the obvious choice of representative to be sent up to deal with both the panicked refugees and the incoming alien ship. As a member of the spacefaring delegation who rescued the refugees, Bren has talked to kyo before--and even won their trust by saving one of their kind from a Reunioner prison. Because of his remarkable diplomatic and linguistic abilities, Bren managed to communicate with that grateful kyo individual on a limited basis, and he has evidence that that same kyo is on the ship heading to defenseless Alpha Station. But no one can predict what an alien race might do, or what their motivations could be. And Bren Cameron, the only human ever to be accepted into atevi society, is now the one individual with a hope of successfully interacting with the crew of the incoming ship. But Bren knows it will take putting himself in the hands of the kyo. Can Bren count on the gratitude of one individual alien to save his life and the lives of thousands on Alpha Station? From the Hardcover edition.

Stranger Foreigner Visitor Guest

Stranger  Foreigner  Visitor  Guest Author Elizabeth Porter
ISBN-10 190907764X
Year 2015-02-06
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher
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Stranger Foreigner Visitor Guest is the story of a collision of worlds and the ways in which westerners interact and impact on an extraordinary social and political arena. -- Welsh Books Council

Convergence

Convergence Author C. J. Cherryh
ISBN-10 9780698164277
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 592
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The eighteenth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner space opera series, a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its consequences Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard five thousand human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space. With supplies and housing stretched to the breaking point, it is clear that the refugees must be relocated down to the planet, and soon. But not to the atevi mainland: rather to the territory reserved for human, the island of Mospheira. Tabini-aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government. For the Alpha Station refugees represent a political faction that the people of Mospheira broke from two centuries ago, and these Mospheirans are not enthusiastic about welcoming these immigrants from space. In the decades Bren has served Tabini, he has become enmeshed in the atevi world in a way no human ever has before. Bren is now an atevi lord, with his own estate on the mainland, his own household, and his own Assassin’s Guild bodyguards. He is a treasured resource to Tabini and has become close to Tabini’s young son and heir, Cajieri, the first atevi child ever to grow up in the presence of a human. Tabini, impatient with human politics, has ordered Bren to return to the island of his birth in his official capacity as an atevi lord, with his full atevi retinue. Bren is to inform the president of Mospheira that he is no longer his diplomat, that Mospheira must take in the refugees from Alpha, and that there is no other acceptable solution. And among the refugees are three children requiring special protection because Cajieri has made them his “associates”—a bond of atevi loyalty that is unbreakable and lifelong. While Bren travels to Mospheira, Tabini sends Cajieri to the country to visit his uncle Tatiseigi—a political gesture to shore up an old man and give the boy a well-earned vacation, a cherished opportunity to escape the formality of the atevi court. Tatiseigi’s neighbors, however, are determined to end an old feud to their own satisfaction….and Cajieri’s presence is just the excuse they need.

Foreigner

Foreigner Author C. J. Cherryh
ISBN-10 0756402514
Year 2004
Pages 428
Language en
Publisher D A W Books, Incorporated
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Two hundred years after a group of humans had lost a war to the atevi, Bren Cameron, the only human allowed into the atevi society, realizes that he must forge a bond between the two seemingly incompatible species. Reprint. PW. K.

Internationalization Design and Global Development

Internationalization  Design and Global Development Author P.L.Patrick Rau
ISBN-10 9783642216596
Year 2011-06-24
Pages 606
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Internationalization, Design and Global Development, IDGD 2011, held in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2011 in the framework of the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2011. The 71 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of internationalization, design and global development and address the following major topics: Cultural and cross-cultural design, culture and usability, design, emotion, trust and aesthetics, cultural issues in business and industry, culture, communication and society.

Peacemaker

Peacemaker Author C. J. Cherryh
ISBN-10 9781101635216
Year 2014-04-01
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The fifteenth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner space opera series, a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its consequences… Civil war on the world of the atevi is finally over. And Cajeiri, son and heir of Tabini-aiji, atevi leader of the dominant Western Association, is about to celebrate his fortunate ninth birthday. Bren Cameron, brilliant human diplomat allied with Tabini, has managed to arrange a visit for Cajeiri’s three special associates from the starship Phoenix—ordinary human children who developed a bond with Cajeiri during his two years in space. After a year of political upheaval, this is a happy event: the heir is safe, the aiji is back in power, and a massive celebration is planned in the capital. The whole world is watching. But Bren Cameron has received evidence that security has been severely compromised from the aiji’s high office on downward. The powerful Assassins’ Guild—which provides the judicial system, law enforcement, and personal protection in atevi society—is in the hands of a man who would like to turn the entire world back two centuries. Bren now knows the details of a decades-old plot that’s been threaded through Guild actions since before his arrival on the continent. The enemy’s best chance is to strike now, at the public celebration that is much too important and far too advanced to cancel. Bren and his associates have no choice. If they don’t make the first move, the other side will. And the lives of the heir, his innocent human guests, and the entire ruling family are at stake. The long-running Foreigner series can also be enjoyed by more casual genre readers in sub-trilogy installments. Peacemaker is the 15th Foreigner novel, and the 3rd book in the fifth subtrilogy.

Intermediate Yoruba

Intermediate Yoruba Author Abraham Ajibade Adeleke Ph. D.
ISBN-10 9781426949098
Year 2011-02
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher Trafford Publishing
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"Intermediate Yoruba" offers an effective guide to mastering Yoruba quickly and easily, written in the proper Yoruba-Oyo, by author Abraham Ajibade Adeleke, who was born and raised in Oyo Alaafin. Yoruba grammar is best taught in the context of the Yoruba culture. For this reason, "Intermediate Yoruba" covers various Yoruba cultural traditions, names, greetings, and oral traditions, as well as the use of myths, fables, and idiomatic expressions. It includes a vocabulary list, along with everyday Yoruba conversational words and phrases that, in some cases, sound like their English, French, and Spanish equivalents. This comprehensive volume is ideal for both classroom instruction and private teaching sessions. Additionally, "Intermediate Yoruba" includes a series of case studies and juxtaposed ethnographic materials to cover Yoruba culture thoroughly. Intended to contribute to the development of the positive study of African languages and cultures, this volume serves as a valuable resource to anyone wishing to learn about Yoruba.

Tourism Studies The Emergence of a New Systemic Approach Examples from the United States and Europe

Tourism Studies  The Emergence of a New Systemic Approach  Examples from the United States and Europe Author Piero Innocenti
ISBN-10 9781446617564
Year 2011-10
Pages 330
Language en
Publisher Lulu.com
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The idea of introducing this handbook derives from the realization that tourism is often the object of a single-issue analysis, lacking an organic vision. The fact that this complex phenomenon manifests itself in space meant in concrete terms and presents economic-territorial implications of varied nature privileges those who inquire it mainly from a territorial point of view, like economic geographers. The approach followed, while enhancing the three most important 'moments' in which tourism occurs, i.e. the outgoing, the movement and the incoming, is applicable both on a regional, or even local level, and on a general scale, thus allowing to make those abstractions than many scholars believe to be fundamental to the definition of their discipline as a real science.

Tracker

Tracker Author C. J. Cherryh
ISBN-10 0756410754
Year 2016-04-05
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher
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With the Assassins' Guild functioning again after a year of upheaval and rebellion, Bren Cameron takes a position on the court to champion a trade agreement, but tranquility in the atevi world is transient.

Global Tourism

Global Tourism Author Sarah M. Lyon
ISBN-10 9780759120938
Year 2012-03-15
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Rowman Altamira
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Global tourism is perhaps the largest scale movement of goods, services, and people in history. Consequently, it is a significant catalyst for economic development and sociopolitical change. While tourism increasingly accounts for ever greater segments of national economies, the consequences of this growth for intercultural interaction are diverse and uncertain. The proliferation of tourists also challenges classic theoretical descriptions of just what an economy is. What are the commodities being consumed? What is the division of labor between producers and clients in creating the value of tourist exchanges? How do culture, power, and history shape these interactions? What are the prospects for sustainable tourism? How is cultural heritage being shaped by tourists around the world? These critical questions inspired this volume in which the contributors explore the connections among economy, sustainability, heritage, and identity that tourism and related processes makes explicit. The volume moves beyond the limits of place-specific discussions, case studies, and best practice examples. Accordingly, it is organized according to three overarching themes: exploring dimensions of cultural heritage, the multi-faceted impacts of tourism on both hosts and guests, and the nature of touristic encounters. Based on ethnographic and archaeological research conducted in distinct locations, the contributors’ conclusions and theoretical arguments reach far beyond the limits of isolated case studies. Together, they contribute to a new synthesis for the anthropology of tourism while simultaneously demonstrating how emerging theories of the economics of tourism can lead to the rethinking of traditionally non-touristic enterprises—from farming to medical occupations.

Deliverer

Deliverer Author C. J. Cherryh
ISBN-10 0756404673
Year 2008-01
Pages 406
Language en
Publisher Daw Books
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While the world of the atevi fragments into two antagonistic political camps, eight-year-old Cajeiri, the heir of Tabini-aiji--and the first atevi to have an understanding of the humans--becomes a target for those who oppose his father's rule, in the ninth volume in the Foreigner series. Reprint.

Protector

Protector Author C. J. Cherryh
ISBN-10 0756407982
Year 2013
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher DAW Hardcover
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Bren and Illisidi must protect young prince Cajeiri and the human children who have come to visit for his birthday from the dangerous split compromising the Assassin's Guild in the latest novel of the series following Intruder.

Pretender

Pretender Author C. J. Cherryh
ISBN-10 075640374X
Year 2005
Pages 327
Language en
Publisher DAW Hardcover
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After making planetfall on the world of Mosphiera, Bren and Ilisidi meet Lord Tatiseigi, an old ally who is not pleased to be harboring a human paidhi, and, while protecting Tibini's son and heir, find themselves in the middle of a civil war led by Lord Murini, the usurper aiji.