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Title: Focus On Festivals: Contemporary European case studies and perspectives

 

Author: Chris Newbold, Christopher Maughan, Jennie Jordan and Franco Bianchini

 

Publisher: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd.

 

Introduction

This book presents a contemporary overview of our most ubiquitous cultural phenomena - festivals. It is able to do so by taking a powerful and unique case-study focused, theoretically rigorous and pan-European approach. It comes from a hugely expert and experienced team of editors and authors drawn from across Europe and is based on the groundbreaking work of the European Festival Research Project (EFRP). The EFRP and the book are focused on understanding the causes and implications of the current growth in festivals internationally, and the implications this has across major sectors ranging from tourism to culture.(Source)

 

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Title: Festivals, tourism and social change : remaking worlds

 

Author: David Picard and Mike Robinson

 

Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd.

 

Introduction

This book explores the links between tourism and festivals and the various ways in which each mobilises the other to make social realities meaningful. Drawing upon a series of international cases, festivals are examined as ways of responding to various forms of crisis - social, political, economic - and as a way of re-making and re-animating spaces and social life. Importantly, this book locates festivals in the constantly changing, socio-economic and political contexts that they always operate in and respond to - contexts that are both historical and modern at the same time. Tourism is bound closely together with such contexts; feeding and challenging festivals with audiences that are increasingly transient and transnational.(Source)

 

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Title: Managing Built Heritage : The Role of Cultural Values and Significance

 

Author: Stephen Bond , Derek Worthing

 

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc.

 

Introduction

This new edition examines management of built heritage through the use of values-led decision making, based on an understanding of the significance of the cultural asset. It considers how significance is assessed and used as an effective focus and driver for management strategies and processes.(Source)

 

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Title: Wine production and quality

 

Author: Keith Grainger

 

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

 

Introduction:

Gourmand Award for the No. 1 Best Wine Book in the World for Professionals Since the publication of Wine Production: Vine to Bottle (2005) and Wine Quality: Tasting and Selection (2009), there has been a great deal of change in the wine industry, and the perceptions of critics and expectations of consumers have shifted. Wine Production and Quality, Second Edition brings together its two predecessors in one updated and considerably expanded volume.(Source)

 

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Title: Systemic Functional Grammar of French : From Grammar to Discourse

 

Author: Alice Caffarel

 

Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2006

 

Introduction

'The consistent interplay between theoretical and applied pursuits has always been a defining feature of systemic functional theory...This kind of mutual enrichment is clearly demonstrated in Alice Caffarel's work. The result is a description which penetrates to the heart of the language, revealing it at one and the same time as a specimen of the human semiotic and a unique resource for the continuous creation of meaning.(Source)

 

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Title: 旅館房務部營運與管理

 

Author: 黃秀珠, 張志豪編譯

 

Publisher: 環宇餐旅顧問

 

Introduction:

現坊間已出版許多有關「房務管理」或「房務實務」等專業書籍,並廣為各大專院校所採用,然其內容大部份偏重於職務說明(Job Descripton)與工作流程細項(Job Breakdown)的描述,本書為AHLA(美國飯店業協會)認證之專業書籍「旅館房務部營運與管理」的中文版,其內容除包括職務說明和工作流程外,作者更以一個房務部門的「經營者」和「管理者」的角度窩明所應具備的專業知識和管理技能,非常具有其精闢和獨到的見解,可為各旅館房務部門主管實用的參考工具書外並適合各大專院校觀光、餐旅和休閒等相關科系房務課程教學使用之教科書。(Source)

 

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Title: 老產業玩出新文創:台灣文創產業與聚落文化觀光誌

 

Author: 蘇明如

 

Publisher: 晨星出版有限公司

 

Introduction:  

台灣過去富有特色的各種產業遺址與聚落文化景觀,近年在文創產業發展影響下,逐漸蛻變成全然不一樣的景觀風貌,成為一種世界性的深度旅遊型態,更是國際觀光最有利的資源 產金,煤礦,林業,茶,酒,糖,鹽等產業,以及民俗工藝與特殊地理環境和族群,加上充滿濃濃人文特色,多元迥異的生活型態,交織成截然不同的聚落生態 面貌,走一遭台灣文化遺產,等於走讀了台灣最珍貴的人文風景。二十處文創產業聚落與園區,提供最精采的走讀旅行方式,無論老,中,青三代或新一代文青都不可錯過!(Source)

 

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Title: 一九八四 = Nineteen eighty-four

 

Author: 喬治・歐威爾 (George Orwell) 著 ; 徐立妍譯

 

Publisher: 遠流出版事業股份有限公司

 

Introduction:

在二十世紀許多重要的文學作品,《一九八四》是難得一見的傑作,因為書中對未來的悲觀假想,隨著時代變得愈來愈真實,也愈來愈讓人無法忘懷。故事描述在1984年的世界中,大洋國裡每個人都活在「老大哥」的監視下,政府說什麼,人民就得相信什麼,只要言語間透露出一點懷疑或者好奇,就很可能從此人間蒸發。人類生活變成了一個惡夢,而在這惡夢中,有一個可憐蟲試圖尋找個人獨立存在的意義。(Source)

 

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Title: 歐式麵包的頂級手作全書

 

Author: 游東運

 

Publisher: 膳書房

 

Introduction:

紮實的基本功,是讓烘焙不失誤的首要關鍵,經驗豐富的專業麵包職人親自傳授歐包的製作技法,詳解天然酵母培養法,魯邦種、液種、葡萄種、法國老麵、蜂蜜種…麵粉到麵團揉和狀態,發酵、溫度的控制,細節說明鉅細靡遺,製程技巧全圖解,提點補充超貼心。 (Source)

 

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 Title: 泰國酸辣美食主義

 

Author: 酒井美代子文 ; 李真真譯

 

Publisher: 墨刻

 

Introduction:

隨著夫婿任職駐泰日本大使館,作者在曼谷展開三年以美食為主的生活,除了走訪泰國各地品嘗美味,並實際在烹飪學校、契托拉達王宮內烹飪教室、西達公主的廚房等,學習包括宮廷料理在內的各種泰國料理。回日本後,因緣際會發展為烹飪教室。為了學習更多的泰國料理,每年都與學生展開「泰國美食之旅」,無論宮廷料理及平民口味,每次訪泰都有新的發現,更加體認泰國美食魅力無窮,就像「越嚼越有滋味的魷魚」。全書配上高野的攝影作品,泰國的美食立即躍然紙上,引人垂涎。書末附美食食譜及食材介紹。(Source)