Travel often inspires the creation of narratives about journeys and destinations, more so with the increasing availability of online platforms, applications for smartphones and tablets, and various other social media technologies. This book examines travel blogs and their associated social media as a form of self-presentation that negotiates the tensions between discourses of travel and tourism. As such, it addresses how contemporary travellers use online platforms to communicate their experiences of journeys and destinations, and how the traveller/tourist dichotomy finds expression in these narratives. Addressing the need for more in-depth analysis through a study of blogs, this exploration of networked narratives of an individual's travel experience considers personal motivations, self-promotion, and self-presentation as key factors in the creation of both personal and commercial travel blogs. As this text applies concepts such as self-presentation and heteroglossia, it will be of interest to both students and scholars of tourism, new media, sociology, cultural studies, and discourse studies.
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The theory of traveling waves described by parabolic equations and systems is a rapidly developing branch of modern mathematics. This book presents a general picture of current results about wave solutions of parabolic systems, their existence, stability, and bifurcations. The main part of the book contains original approaches developed by the authors. Among these are a description of the long-term behavior of the solutions by systems of waves; construction of rotations of vector fields for noncompact operators describing wave solutions; a proof of the existence of waves by the Leray-Schauder method; local, global, and nonlinear stability analyses for some classes of systems; and a determination of the wave velocity by the minimax method and the method of successive approximations.The authors show that wide classes of reaction-diffusion systems can be reduced to so-called monotone and locally monotone systems. This fundamental result allows them to apply the theory to combustion and chemical kinetics. With introductory material accessible to nonmathematicians and a nearly complete bibliography of about 500 references, this book is an excellent resource on the subject.
This book is the first to concentrate on the theory of nonlinear nonlocal equations. The authors solve a number of problems concerning the asymptotic behavior of solutions of nonlinear evolution equations, the blow-up of solutions, and the global in time existence of solutions. In addition, a new classification of nonlinear nonlocal equations is introduced. A large class of these equations is treated by a single method, the main features of which are apriori estimates in different integral norms and use of the Fourier transform. This book will interest specialists in partial differential equations, as well as physicists and engineers.
My name is Jeff Alan Meints and I have been writing poetry for over twenty years, since the seventh grade at Hidden Valley Middle School in Escondido, California. This is the fourth book in the series titled, The Road Less Traveled, which are poems written during the years of 2000 to 2016. These were the days of finding love, getting married, opening a small business, acquiring educational degrees later in life, divorce, homelessness and starting all over from scratch. I hope you enjoy this road less traveled.Check out the other poem books in the series, Childlike Ways (1991 - 1996), Youthful Trips (1994 - 1999), and Enter Adulthood (1997 - 2000).