Moon San Juan Islands

Author: Don Pitcher

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612380575

Category: Travel

Page: 582

View: 198

Writer and photographer Don Pitcher introduces travelers to the best of the San Juan Islands, from their luxurious inns and upscale restaurants to their evergreen forests and rocky shorelines. Don is the essential tour guide to this popular getaway destination, providing itineraries such as Romantic San Juans, Camping with the Kids, and Exploring the Outer Islands. Complete with details on activities including whale-watching, kayaking, sailing, hiking, and diving, Moon San Juan Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
A Buccaneer's Atlas

Author: Basil Ringrose

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520054105

Category: Travel

Page: 338

View: 621

On July 29, 1681, a band of English buccaneers that had been terrorizing Spanish possessions on the west coast of the Americas captured a Spanish ship, from which they obtained a derrotero, or book of charts and sailing directions. When they arrived back in England, the Spanish ambassador demanded that the buccaneers be brought to trial. The derrotero was ordered to be brought to King Charles II, who apparently appreciated its great intelligence value. The buccaneers were acquitted, to the chagrin of the king of Spain, who had the English ambassador expelled from the court at Madrid on a seemingly trumped-up charge. The derrotero was subsequently translated, and one of the buccaneers, Basil Ringrose, added a text to the compilation and information to the Spanish charts. The resulting atlas, consisting of 106 pages of charts and 106 pages of text, is published in full for the first time in this volume. Covering the coast from California to Tierra del Fuego, the Galapagos, and Juan Fernandes, Basil Ringrose's south sea waggoner is a rich source of geographical information, with observations on navigational, physical, biological, and cultural features as well as on ethnography, customs, and folklore. After almost exactly three hundred years, this secret atlas is now made available to libraries and individuals. The editors have provided an extensive introduction on historical, geographical, and navigational aspects of the atlas, as well as annotations to the charts and text, and they have plotted the coverage of the charts on modern map bases. On July 29, 1681, a band of English buccaneers that had been terrorizing Spanish possessions on the west coast of the Americas captured a Spanish ship, from which they obtained a derrotero, or book of charts and sailing directions. When they arrived back in England, the Spanish ambassador demanded that the buccaneers be brought to trial. The derrotero was ordered to be brought to King Charles II, who apparently appreciated its great intelligence value. The buccaneers were acquitted, to the chagrin of the king of Spain, who had the English ambassador expelled from the court at Madrid on a seemingly trumped-up charge. The derrotero was subsequently translated, and one of the buccaneers, Basil Ringrose, added a text to the compilation and information to the Spanish charts. The resulting atlas, consisting of 106 pages of charts and 106 pages of text, is published in full for the first time in this volume. Covering the coast from California to Tierra del Fuego, the Galapagos, and Juan Fernandes, Basil Ringrose's south sea waggoner is a rich source of geographical information, with observations on navigational, physical, biological, and cultural features as well as on ethnography, customs, and folklore. After almost exactly three hundred years, this secret atlas is now made available to libraries and individuals. The editors have provided an extensive introduction on historical, geographical, and navigational aspects of the atlas, as well as annotations to the charts and text, and they have plotted the coverage of the charts on modern map bases.
Undereducation in America

Author: Dorothy Waggoner

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015024927132

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 629

This volume provides an up-to-date and thorough examination of the high school dropout problem. It examines the numbers, rates, and characteristics of undereducated young people among the white majority; African-American; Hispanic; America Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut; Asian and Pacific Islander youth; and among non-Hispanic whites from language minority homes. The findings provide a guide for all concerned with solutions to the problems of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations.
Nightclub Nights

Author: Susan Waggoner

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: UOM:39015054252641

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 417

A celebration of the charm and sophistication of a bygone era, this lavishly illustrated book examines the history of the nightclubs, from their ascension during the 1920s through to today's revival. Includes anecdotes about stars, behind-the-scenes stories, and more. 125 full-color illustrations.