The Art of Travel
Any Baedeker will tell us “where” we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us “how” and “why. “With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life,” “de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the allure of the exotic, and the value of noticing everything from a seascape in Barbados to the takeoffs at Heathrow.
Even as de Botton takes the reader along on his own peregrinations, he also cites such distinguished fellow-travelers as Baudelaire, Wordsworth, Van Gogh, the biologist Alexander von Humboldt, and the 18th-century eccentric Xavier de Maistre, who catalogued the wonders of his bedroom. The Art of Travel is a wise and utterly original book. Don’t leave home without it.
About the Author
Alain de Botton is the author of On Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy and, most recently, Status Anxiety. His work has been translated into twenty languages. He lives in London. More information can be found at www.alaindebotton.com.
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Strategic Management for Tourism, Hospitality and Events is the must-have text for students approaching this subject for the first time. It introduces students to fundamental strategic management principles in a Tourism, Hospitality and Events context and brings theory to life by integrating a host of industry-based case studies and examples throughout. Among the new features and topics included in this edition are: * Extended coverage to Hospitality and Events to reflect the increasing need and importance of a combined sector approach to strategy * New international Tourism, Hospitality and Events case studies from both SME’s and large-scale businesses are integrated throughout to show applications of strategic management theory, such as objectives, products and markets and strategic implementation. Longer combined sector case studies are also included at the end of the book for seminar work. * New content on emerging strategic issues affecting the tourism ,hospitality and events industries, such as innovation, employment, culture and sustainability * Web Support for tutors and students providing explanation and guidelines for instructors on how to use the textbook and case studies, additional exercises, case studies and video links for students. This book is written in an accessible and engaging style and structured logically with useful features throughout to aid students’ learning and understanding. This book is an essential resource to Tourism, Hospitality and Events students.
About the Author
Nigel Evans is Director, of Teesside University’s new Darlington Campus. He has published widely in Tourism and Management and taught strategy for many years on varied programmes including MBA and BA (Hons) Travel and Tourism programmes.
Plato’s Symposium, written in the early part of the 4th century BC, is set at a drinking party (symposium) attended by some of the leading intellectuals of the day, including Aristophanes, the comic dramatist, Socrates, Plato’s mentor, and Alcibiades, the brilliant but (eventually) treacherous politician. Each guest gives a speech in praise of the benefits of desire and its role in the good and happy human life. At the core of the work stands Socrates’ praise of philosophical desire, and an argument for the superiority of the philosophical life as the best route to happiness. This edition provides an accessible and engaging new translation by M. C. Howatson, and a substantial introduction, by Frisbee Sheffield, which guides the reader through the various parts of the dialogue and reflects on its central arguments. A chronology and detailed notes on the participants help to set this enduring work in context.
An Illustrated Journey: Inspiration From the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers
About the Author
Danny Gregory is the author of several successful books on creativity, including, An Illustrated Life, The Creative License, and Everyday Matters. He has a worldwide following of people who are inspired to develop their own creativity through illustrated journaling. He was born in England, grew up in Australia, Pakistan, Israel and New York, and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. He is a managing partner at a leading NY advertising agency and lives in Greenwich Village with his son and two long-haired dachshunds.
In “The Kitchen With Le Cordon Bleu” presents 100 special recipes from the Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu, a worldwide leader in gastronomy, hospitality and management with over 40 campuses in 20 countries. This book is the first in a series of cookbooks for people who want to treat their taste buds and make something extraordinary. From appetizers to desserts, the Chefs have chosen recipes that are inspiring, fresh, creative and delicious. Recipes were chosen based on a special ingredient, a unique blend of flavors or a creative application of technique. Ranging in difficulty from easy to more complex, the recipes selected offer unique challenges for cooks of all skill levels. In this book, the Chefs share secrets and tips and provide knowledge and background on cooking to bring high-end cuisine to your home. It’s like having your own personal Chef in the kitchen with you! Plus, the mouth-watering photographs are guaranteed to inspire. For the curious-minded, fascinating background information is provided on a variety of ingredients, from quinoa to wasabi. After making these recipes, we know you will want to make them again and again until each page in this book is splattered with love. From our kitchen to yours, Bon Appetit from the Chefs at Le Cordon Bleu!
About the Author
Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu has trained generations of the world’s best chefs in Gastronomy, Hospitality, and Management. Today, Le Cordon Bleu delivers its celebrated culinary arts education across the globe.