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Riding into the Sunrise: Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia By Gregory Yeoman
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Spring 1993. 14 months earlier the USSR had collapsed and with Russia accessible once more Gregory Yeoman and his expedition companions set off on their bicycles to ride from the Baltic to the... More > Pacific. Over 153 days they encountered wild landscapes, wild people, crumbling hotels and Siberia’s two cheeses on an extraordinary adventure through a nation finding itself after 70 years of Communism. ‘Riding into the Sunrise’ is the story of their journey, the Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition. 8304 miles through steppe, mountains, forest and swamp, spurred on by mental and physical will power, curiosity and a tremendous sense of adventure. As they headed east, the generosity of the people they met in the city tower blocks and village cabins kept their spirits high and after five months of cycling, as they reached Vladivostok, it seemed they had conquered the great Red Bear. Or had they…? 59 black and white photographs and 8 maps help bring the story to life.< Less
Splitting Apart By Patrick McGowan
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A novel set in 2019 about the hypothetical breakup of the Russian Federation, though it could be taken as a cycle of six short stories with each story told by a different character. The story... More > reflects the diversity of voices working in the Australian public service today with the sections building to reveal the story of a looming geopolitical crisis, not to mention the meltdown taking place inside the office where the web of relationship between six colleagues drives us to ponder the nexus between the individual and broader social events occurring across the globe.< Less
Life in Transit By Wayne Visser
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Now in its 2nd edition, this creative collection brings together travel and tribute poems by South African poet and writer, Wayne Visser. The anthology pays tribute to the likes of Nelson Mandela,... More > Maya Angelou, Barack Obama, Antoni Gaudí & Leonardo da Vinci, and reflects on travels ranging from China and South Africa to Ecuador and Russia. Life is lived in the in-between In transit Between coming and going Between staying and moving on Between here and there< Less
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DEVELOPMENT OF CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCY AT A TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY: Concept, Implementation, Control By Andrei Kuznetsov
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In the book, the author presents his novational approach to the de-velopment of cross-cultural competency at a technical university. The special merit here is vested with the lay-out of the... More > holistic didactic cycle: starting with the develoment of the relevant concept (including the methodological, content-wise and technological aspects), through the practical application/implementation of the concept at a number of technical universities in Russia, and to the development of the organizational forms and diagnostic means of control and the criteria for the evaluation the actual level of cross-cultural competency developed in technical university students, teachers and administrators.< Less