Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: William Collins
'My favourite book about the wilderness' Cheryl Strayed, author of WildIn this shimmering masterpiece of American nature writing, Edward Abbey ventures alone into the canyonlands of Moab, Utah, to work as a seasonal ranger for the United States National Park Service.Living out of a trailer, Abbey captures in rapt, poetic prose the landscape of the desert; a world of terracotta earth, empty skies, arching rock formations, cliffrose, juniper, pinyon pine and sand sage. His summers become spirit quests, taking him in search of wild horses and Ancient Puebloan petroglyphs, up mountains and across tribal lands, and down the Glen Canyon by river. He experiences both sides of his new home; its incredible beauty and its promise of liberation, but also its isolating, cruel side, at one point discovering a dead tourist at an isolated area of the Grand Canyon.In his own irascible style, Abbey uses his time in the desert to meditate on the tension between nature and civilisation, and outlines a personal philosophy that would come to heavily influence the environmentalist movement. Now published in a special edition to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, this classic seems remarkably prescient, and has lost none of its power.
Author: Christine M. Piotrowski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
If you're embarking upon a career in interior design, here's a highly visual overview of the profession, with in-depth material on educational requirements, design specialties, finding a job, and the many directions a career in interior design can take. Featuring informative interviews with working designers, this Second Edition includes updated educational requirements and a list of accredited interior design programs in the United States and Canada.
Author: Richard O. Cowan, Justin R. Bray
Publisher: Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center
This book's richly illustrated text traces the unique construction, the history, and many other details that help tell the stories behind each of Provo's two temples.
Author: Redlands Institute (Redlands, Calif.)
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
"This comprehensive collection of maps and information about the Salton Sea illustrates the environmental, cultural, and ecological processes affecting a rich and complex ecosystem. Diagrams, text, photos, charts, and maps are used to document the social and physical history of the area as well as the current state of the surrounding region. Illustrated through the use of geographic information systems technology are the factors that influence the seaphysical geography, cultural history, and ecology. The limnology of the sea is discussed, and its future is considered. Also provided are 50 maps detailing the seas geology, environment, and human influences."
Author: J. Wallace Gwynn
Publisher: Utah Geological Survey
Includes report discussing explorations and studies of Sevier Lake, and its main tributary, the Sevier River.
Author: Debbie Schramer, Mike Schramer
Visually stunning collection of places within the fairy village. Images and scenes will amaze and delight fairy enthusiasts of all ages.
Author: Donald Miner, Adam Shook
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Until now, design patterns for the MapReduce framework have been scattered among various research papers, blogs, and books. This handy guide brings together a unique collection of valuable MapReduce patterns that will save you time and effort regardless of the domain, language, or development framework you’re using. Each pattern is explained in context, with pitfalls and caveats clearly identified to help you avoid common design mistakes when modeling your big data architecture. This book also provides a complete overview of MapReduce that explains its origins and implementations, and why design patterns are so important. All code examples are written for Hadoop. Summarization patterns: get a top-level view by summarizing and grouping data Filtering patterns: view data subsets such as records generated from one user Data organization patterns: reorganize data to work with other systems, or to make MapReduce analysis easier Join patterns: analyze different datasets together to discover interesting relationships Metapatterns: piece together several patterns to solve multi-stage problems, or to perform several analytics in the same job Input and output patterns: customize the way you use Hadoop to load or store data "A clear exposition of MapReduce programs for common data processing patterns—this book is indespensible for anyone using Hadoop." --Tom White, author of Hadoop: The Definitive Guide
Author: Jon Friedman
Besides being born and dying, the most common human experience is being rejected–dissed, dumped on, or downsized–by lovers, parents, and employers. Now here’s a hilarious collection of rejection stories–and rejected works–by some of today’s most accomplished comic writers and performers (some world famous) sharing their pieces that were ripped to pieces and their own experiences of being handed their hats, heads, and hearts on a platter. • Bob Witfong recalls being hired as a correspondent by The Daily Show but never called in to work; then being fired by mistake; then going on air and called “creepy” by bloggers; and then actually being fired. • Meredith Hoffa has her pubescent crush destroyed by a new haircut modeled on Mary Stuart Masterson’ s in Some Kind of Wonderful just when “the size of my face and body had caught up to the gigantic size of my teeth.” • Joel Stein (celebrity interviewer for Time) receives an earful from Buddy Hackett who, before slamming down the phone, says: “You’re being kind of, what do you call it, I don’t know, those wise-guy papers? Tabloids.” • Dave Hill offers his piece for a British “lad” mag in which he went undercover with a police vice squad, an article killed because he didn’t go “far enough” with a transvestite prostitute. • Jackie Cohen fails her audition for the synagogue choir–at age five. • And many more too painful to mention. Featuring essays, jokes, sketches, cartoons, and articles passed on by venues as varied as Saturday Night Live and Reader’s Digest, Rejected is a priceless compilation that reminds us it’s a-okay to be a big loser.
Author: Brandon Toponce
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
No other high school in the state of Utah has more elegance and beauty than that of Ogden High School. Lou Homer, Leslies daughter, stated, The quality of the building will endure long after the cost is forgotten. In addition, she also commented that the building has caught the rhythm of the Rockies with its art deco peaks rising into the sky.
Author: Traci Gardner
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
Suggests ways for teachers to develop writing assignments to meet the needs of different types of learners and addresses the challenges of mandates, testing, paper load, and resource-stretched classrooms.