Автор: Collodi Carlo
From the moment Joseph the carpenter carves a puppet that can walk and talk, this wildly inventive fantasy takes Pinocchio through countless adventures, in the course of which his nose grows whenever he tells a lie, he is turned into a donkey, and is swallowed by a dogfish, before he gains real happiness. The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar for over a century.
Автор: Janet Hardy-Gould
You can drink it, and you can cook with it. You can even make buildings, dresses, and hats out of it. You can give it to somebody as a present, or you can buy it for yourself. And of course you can eat it. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, chocolates with gold on the outside — everybody loves chocolate. Follow its story, from the forests of Central America hundreds of years ago, through Africa, Europe, and the United States, to the growing markets of India and China. Perhaps you need a little something to eat while you read…
Автор: Andrews V.C.
RAIN HAS SEARCHED FOR A PLACE TO CALL HOME. BUT THERE’S NOWHERE TO HIDE WHEN THE NIGHT SKY LIGHTS UP WITH TERROR…. Torn from the embrace of her poor but loving family, Rain Arnold now lives surrounded by opulent riches but feels more like an outsider than ever before. Her heart’s true passion — the theater — may prove to be her salvation, as she embarks on a journey to unmask a legacy of long-buried family secrets. Enrolled in one of England’s most prestigious drama schools, Rain is sent to London to live with her great-aunt, Lenora, of the renowned Endfield family. Their estate is breathtakingly austere, filled with antiques and a long, storied history. But something isn’t right. Rain hears footsteps at night, and the high-pitched laughter of a little girl. She sees strange lights in rooms that are supposed to be closed off. And everything about the place — the air, the silence, even the somber household staff — is as cold and soulless as a museum. Behind the icy sheen of wealth and privilege lies something unspeakable. Something that could turn Rain’s most precious dreams into an inescapable nightmare…
Автор: Lee Child
Jack Reacher is not pleased when Costello, a private detective, comes nosing around asking questions. Determined to keep out of trouble, he conceals his identity. But when Costello is found dead Reacher has two questions: who was Costello’s employer, and why is she determined to find him.
Автор: Mike MacFarlane
English Practice Grammar: International Edition English Practice Grammar: International Edition contains the essential grammar for successful communication in English up to and including the intermediate level. It is designed as a complete reference grammar for all students of English studying at this level, whether within the secondary school system or in private language schools. This simple and easy-to-use book makes use of a straightforward layout, enabling the student to quickly find the information required. Each unit begins with and illustration to put the structural area in context. Clear explanations of each grammatical point are followed by examples in everyday language. A feature of the book is the contextualization of grammar in a wide variety of authentic texts. These include newspaper extracts, advertisements, letters, film reviews and many more. English Practice Grammar: International Edition is a reference and practice book in one. It is perfect for both self-study and for use in the class. How the book works * Two-page units have grammar on the left-hand side and practice exercises on the right. * Four-page units deal with larger grammar areas in more detail. Two pages of grammar are followed by two pages of practice exercises. * Special appendix sections give additional information about irregular verbs, spelling rules, punctuation, numbers, days, dates and times. Key Features * Easy-to-use and straightforward layout enables students to find information quickly * Grammatical points illustrated by authentic examples from everyday life * Perfect for self-study and classroom use * Available with and without answer key * Appendix includes irregular verbs, pronunciation and spelling tips.
Автор: German Design Council
The German Design Award is the country s highest distinction in the field of design. It is generally known as the Prize of Prizes because no other design award sets such strict criteria on its entries. A company can only enter the competition for the Design Award if its product has already been awarded a national or international design prize. For 2011 more than 1,500 nominated entries were received in approximately equal number for the prize s two categories. Out of these, the jury awarded 49 winners 25 from product and 24 from communication design. This ratio is a testament that each prize was duly earned. In addition to documenting the competition and the winners, German Design Award 2011 also contains an evaluation of the current influences on design by the German Design Council, one of the world s leading competence centers for communication and know-how transfer in the design field. This detailed report, with a rich selection of images, puts recent design developments into context. It explains how the various design currents are related to each other and how they are expected to evolve over the next few years. With its almost 900 pages, German Design Award 2011 is an opulent collection of outstanding state-of-the-art solutions in product and communication design. The book not only provides insight into the work of current leaders in the field, but through its selection of winning design ideas, it also anticipates which challenges design will face in the future.
Автор: James P. Lantolf
This work integrates theory, research, and practice on the learning of second and foreign languages as informed by sociocultural and activity theory. It familiarizes students, teachers, and other researchers who do not work within the theory with its principal claims and constructs in particular as they relate to second language research. The book also describes and illustrates the use of activity theory to support practical and conceptual innovations in second language education.
Автор: Scott Walter
Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents — sieges, ambushes and combats — and equally memorable characters: Cedric of Rotherwood, the die-hard Saxon; his ward Rowena; the fierce Templar knight, Sir Brian de Bois-Gilbert; the Jew, Isaac of York, and his beautiful, spirited daughter Rebecca; Wamba and Gurth, jester and swineherd respectively. Scott explores the conflicts between the Crown and the powerful Barons, between the Norman overlords and the conquered Saxons, and between Richard and his scheming brother, Prince John. At the same time he brings into the novel the legendary Robin Hood and his band, and creates a brilliant, colourful account of the age of chivalry with all its elaborate rituals and costumes and its values of honour and personal glory.
Автор: Carroll Lewis
From «One White Rabbit for Alice to follow» to «Five grins from the Cheshire Cat,» and «Nine tarts made by the Queen,» this is a charming book. The traditional illustrations are by Sir John Tenniel, supplemented by additional pictures in Tenniel’s style and beautiful Victorian-style decorative motifs.
Автор: Crawford Michele
Bring the world of English language learning to life through breathtaking images and fascinating facts which interest and stimulate students. Teach them about the world they live in, its people, its customs and its wonders. World Wonders is an exciting four-level course that incorporates stunning National geographic photography and non-fiction reading texts inspired by National Geographic content.