A Funny Thing Happened On The Road Less Traveled

Author: Jeremy Sonnenburg
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595281826
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Sick of hearing your friends tell you what a great time they had on vacation while you were stuck at home? Wouldn't you rather hear about their pain and suffering caused by sunburns, travelers' diarrhea, and mosquito bites? Jeremy and Dorothy are young newlyweds who longed to see the world before settling down. They halted their careers and exhausted their savings to go on an eight-month around-the-world adventure. A Funny Thing Happened on the Road Less Traveled, is a light, entertaining collection of thirty travel comedies that will have you laughing out loud as you join the couple on their trail of misadventures. Jeremy, a native Texan, is a mischievous, stubborn, overconfident male who is constantly getting in trouble as he fumbles through foreign lands, cultures, and wildlife. (Ouch!) Dorothy is a smart, assertive New Yorker who struggles to keep him in line throughout the journey. A Funny Thing Happened on the Road Less Traveled is for all those in need of a good laugh at the traveler's expense.

Kauai Trails

Author: Kathy Morey
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899975518
Size: 53.87 MB
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From enchanted Hanelei Bay to the rainbows of Waimea Canyon, from Wailua Falls to the sculptured NaPali Coast, Kaua'i has an unmatchable landscape and miles of trails for hikers and backpackers. This new edition details 59 hikes: you'll walk along steep cliffs above turquoise water, relax next to immense waterfalls, drink in the sweet scent of Kaua'i hibiscus, and stroll on beaches at sunrise.

American Trails Revisited

Author: Lyn Wilkerson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595282628
Size: 80.94 MB
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American Trails Revisited follows in the proverbial footsteps of the many explorers and pioneers who traveled across the American West. Based on the works of the Federal Writers Project in the 1940's, this book organizes, updates, and enhances the original material to provide an easy-to-follow historical travel guide to the Western United States. Along with the history of the people and places you will find along the way, this book also includes information for local, state, and national parks. A portion of the proceeds from this book will be used to support local historical organizations, so that the history that you rediscover in your travels will remain for those who follow in your footsteps.

A Symbolic And Connectionist Approach To Legal Information Retrieval

Author: Daniel E. Rose
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 113478001X
Size: 58.19 MB
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Many existing information retrieval (IR) systems are surprisingly ineffective at finding documents relevant to particular topics. Traditional systems are extremely brittle, failing to retrieve relevant documents unless the user's exact search string is found. They support only the most primitive trial-and-error interaction with their users and are also static. Even systems with so-called "relevance feedback" are incapable of learning from experience with users. SCALIR (a Symbolic and Connectionist Approach to Legal Information Retrieval) -- a system for assisting research on copyright law -- has been designed to address these problems. By using a hybrid of symbolic and connectionist artificial intelligence techniques, SCALIR develops a conceptual representation of document relationships without explicit knowledge engineering. SCALIR's direct manipulation interface encourages users to browse through the space of documents. It then uses these browsing patterns to improve its performance by modifying its representation, resulting in a communal repository of expertise for all of its users. SCALIR's representational scheme also mirrors the hybrid nature of the Anglo-American legal system. While certain legal concepts are precise and rule-like, others -- which legal scholars call "open-textured" -- are subject to interpretation. The meaning of legal text is established through the parallel and distributed precedence-based judicial appeal system. SCALIR represents documents and terms as nodes in a network, capturing the duality of the legal system by using symbolic (semantic network) and connectionist links. The former correspond to a priori knowledge such as the fact that one case overturned another on appeal. The latter correspond to statistical inferences such as the relevance of a term describing a case. SCALIR's text corpus includes all federal cases on copyright law. The hybrid representation also suggests a way to resolve the apparent incompatibility between the two prominent paradigms in artificial intelligence, the "classical" symbol-manipulation approach and the neurally-inspired connectionist approach. Part of the book focuses on a characterization of the two paradigms and an investigation of when and how -- as in the legal research domain -- they can be effectively combined.

Top Trails Maui

Author: Sara Benson
Publisher: Wilderness Press
ISBN: 0899976255
Size: 22.72 MB
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The latest title in the award-winning Top Trails series covers the best hiking trails on Maui. Top Trails: Maui presents 37 premier day-hikes and overnight backpacking trips suited to all levels of ability and interests in west Maui, central/south Maui, east Maui/upcountry, and Haleakala National Park. All of the trails offer scenic beauty and ease of access for hikers. Some of the hiking trails described here are popular with both locals and visitors, while others remain local secrets. All trails are within a two-hour drive from virtually any point on the island. With the Top Trails winning formula of easy-to-follow maps for every hike, trail-feature charts, feature icons, "don't get lost" trail milestones, and GPS waypoints, travelers can easily identify the right trail for their interests, abilities, and available time.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Cincinnati

Author: Tammy York
Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
ISBN: 0897325109
Size: 64.58 MB
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati covers the best and oftentimes little-known hiking destinations within 60 miles of the greater Cincinnati area. The hikes were selected based on family friendliness, scenery, and history. Many of the hikes fall between 3 to 5 miles in length, providing parents with a relaxing and revitalizing hike that even little ones can enjoy. Author Tammy York hiked most of the trails with her two young daughters. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Cincinnati was created with other parents and newbie hikers in mind, yet it provides plenty of challenging hikes for skilled outdoor adventurers. Trails in this guide cover Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and range from easy to difficult.

Trekking Nepal 8th Edition

Author: Stephen Bezruchka, M.D.
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594854101
Size: 64.84 MB
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"Any Nepal travel guidebook will give you details, details, details. But read Stephen Bezruchka's Trekking Nepal, the best for background and thorough trekking advice." -- Christian Science Monitor, on the 7th edition * Co-written by veteran Nepal trekkers with more than 60 combined years of experience in the region * New 8th edition reflects the most current political information and includes both popular and lesser-known trekking destinations After much political unrest, tourism to Nepal is again on the rise as a travel destination. New features of the 8th edition include: * Expanded coverage of areas outside of the primary trekking routes, as well as of less-traveled routes near major trailheads * New details on trekking in the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions * New "DIY" information for independent exploring: how to make contact with villagers, use local maps, find porters and guides, understand pricing guidelines, and arrange travel necessities such as water purification and meals