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WORLD WONDERS 2 GRAMMAR STUDENT´S BOOK - COLLINS, T.

World WondersBeginner - Pre-intermediate CEF> A1 - B2 Bring the world of English language learning to life through breathaking images and fascinating facts which interest and stimulate students. Teach them about the world we 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 context. National Geographic material is also incl...

WORLD WONDERS 2 TEST BOOK - COLLINS, T.

World WondersBeginner - Pre-intermediate CEF> A1 - B2 Bring the world of English language learning to life through breathaking images and fascinating facts which interest and stimulate students. Teach them about the world we 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 context. National Geographic material is also incl...

WORLD WONDERS 4 WORKBOOK WITH KEY - GORMLEY, K.

World WondersBeginner - Pre-intermediate CEF> A1 - B2 Bring the world of English language learning to life through breathaking images and fascinating facts which interest and stimulate students. Teach them about the world we 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 context. National Geographic material is also incl...

WORLD WONDERS 1 CLASS AUDIO CDs /2/ - CRAWFORD, M.

World WondersBeginner - Pre-intermediate CEF> A1 - B2 Bring the world of English language learning to life through breathaking images and fascinating facts which interest and stimulate students. Teach them about the world we 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 context. National Geographic material is also incl...

Germany - Neil MacGregor

Autor : Neil MacGregor, From the Director of the British Museum and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of GERMANY like no other. For the past 140 years, GERMANY has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new GERMANY, and how do its people now understand themselves? Now available as a compact B-format hardback.Druh sortimentu : Kniha, Germany, Jazyk : Angličtina, Po...

Tribe - Sebastian Junger

Autor : Sebastian Junger, One of the most puzzling things about PTSD among American veterans is that the majority never even saw combat - yet they feel deeply alienated back home. The reason may lie in our natural inclination to live in groups of thirty to fifty people who are reliant on one another for safety, comfort and a sense of meaning: in short, the life of a soldier. A book about why men miss war, why Londoners missed the Blitz, and what we can all learn from American Indian captives wh...

Life Before Man - Atwood Margaret

Life Before Man - Atwood Margaret Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat...

Life Before Man - Atwood Margaret

Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitab...

Marble Collector - Cecelia Ahern

A box of possessions.A father with no memory.A daughter with just one day to piece together the past.When Sabrina Boggs stumbles upon a mysterious collection of her father's belongings, her seemingly uneventful life suddenly alters and shifts.In the single day she has to search for answers about the man she thought she knew, a man who can no longer remember his own story, Sabrina uncovers far bigger secrets than she could have imagined. And discovers that sometimes it's the people closest to us...

Life Before Man - Margaret Atwood

Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably to...

Better Brain Food - Ngaire Hobbins, Michelle Crawford

Autor : Ngaire Hobbins, Michelle Crawford, In the UK, 850,000 people suffer from dementia. Dementia is on the rise; on average we are living 20 years longer than our grandparents, increasing the likelihood that we will develop dementia at some stage in our lives. With lifelines increasing, looking after our brains is more important than ever and in recent years, a lot of research has been undertaken so we can understand what food and lifestyle changes help to promote brain health and the slow d...

WORLD OF WONDER: MACHINES AND INVENTIONS - GRAHAM, I.

What were the first ever inventions? When was the wheel first around? What's the fastest machine on Earth? This fascinating book answers all the questions children love to ask about the world's oldest and newest machines and inventions. This book lets you learn about some of the people and ideas that have changed the world as we know it, from the first tools to the inventions of the future; contains marvelously detailed illustrations by specialist artists show some of the world's most fascinati...

TEACH YOURSELF WORLD CULTURES: ITALY - ZOLLO, M.

Where did opera begin? Why are wine, women and song so important to the Italians? What is the connection between Italy and the fastest tractor in the world? This book answers these questions, and many more, in a concise and lively overview of Italy: the country, its languages, its people, their way of life and culture and what makes them tick. If you are studying for examinations which require a knowledge of the background of Italy and its civilisation, or if you are learning the language, in, ...

DOUBLE DEXTER - Jeff Lindsay

A witness. Such a simple concept - and yet for Dexter Morgan, a perfectly well-disguised serial killer, the possibility of a witness is terrifying. As an upstanding blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police, Dexter has always managed to keep the darker side of his life out of the spotlight. An expert at finding truly bad people - murderers who've long escaped justice - Dexter has long been giving them his own special brand of attention. But now someone has seen him in the act. Dexter is being ...

Double Dexter - Lindsay Jeff

Everyone's favourite serial killer is back and deadlier than ever...A witness. Such a simple concept - and yet for Dexter Morgan, a perfectly well-disguised serial killer, the possibility of a witness is terrifying. As an upstanding blood-spatter analyst for the Miami Police, Dexter has always managed to keep the darker side of his life out of the spotlight. An expert at finding truly bad people - murderers who've long escaped justice - Dexter has long been giving them his own special...

Black Earth - Timothy Snyder

Black Earth - Timothy Snyder This book is long listed for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize. We have come to see the Holocaust as a factory of death, organised by bureaucrats. Yet by the time the gas chambers became operation more than a million European Jews were already dead: shot at close range over pits and ravines. They had been murdered in the lawless killing zones created by the German colonial war in the East, many on the fertile black earth that the Nazis believed would feed the German peo...

Sleeping Giants - Neuvel Sylvain

A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger..."We always look forward. We never look back." That girl grows up to be Dr. Rose Franklyn, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all huma...

Level 5: Taste and Other Tales - Dahl Roald

Contemporary / British EnglishIn this collection of Roald Dahl’s finest stories we meet some quite ordinary people who behave in extraordinary ways. There is a man who is sure he can hear plants scream and the wife who discovers a perfect way to get rid of her husband. And there’s a woman who finds an unusual use for a leg of lamb…

Hands of Light - Barbara Ann Brennan

Autor : Barbara Ann Brennan, With the clarity of a physicist and the compassion of a gifted healer with fifteen years of professional experience observing 5,000 clients and students, Barbara Ann Brennan presents the first in-depth study of the human energy field for people who seek happiness, health and their full potential. Our physical bodies exist within a larger "body," a human energy field or aura, which is the vehicle through which we create our experience of reality, including health and...

Stu Mead - Stuard Mead , Ivan Mečl , Lenka Klodová

At the end of history, at the close of the story of the West that conservative visionaries have been promising, we must publish all the things we have dreamed of even if it might face universal rejection. The people who will be going through the ruins of our civilization should know what we were thinking about, what shaped our opinions and determined our actions – just as we know that ancient Greece was more than a rhetorical exercise and an oasis of puritan civic democracy. This book is being ...

EARTH ASCENDANT: ASTROPOLIS - WILLIAMS, S.

Imre Bergamasc's life has been nothing if not interesting. Returning from the grave to rule the galaxy, one might be tempted to say that he's taken the worst the universe could throw at him and emerged triumphant. But Imre's problems are only beginning...Caught between saboteurs, spies and assassins, his personal quest remains unchanged: to find the people responsible for the Slow Wave that killed the most advanced minds in the galaxy and bring them to justice. Could it be the Luminous, enigmat...

Secrets in Death - J. D. Robb

Autor : J. D. Robb, The chic Manhattan nightspot Du Vin is not the kind of place Eve Dallas would usually patronize, and it's not the kind of bar where a lot of blood gets spilled. But that's exactly what happens one cold February evening.The mortally wounded woman is Larinda Mars, a self-described "social information reporter," or as most people would call it, a professional gossip. As it turns out, she was keeping the most shocking stories quiet, for profitable use in her side business as a b...

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 - Tony Judt

Europe in 1945 was prostrate. Much of the continent was devastated by war, mass slaughter, bombing and chaos. Large areas of Eastern Europe were falling under Soviet control, exchanging one despotism for another. Today, the Soviet Union is no more and the democracies of the European Union reach as far as the borders of Russia itself. "Postwar" tells the rich and complex story of how we got from there to here. It tells of Europe's recovery from the devastation; of the decline and fall of Soviet ...

Apprentice in Death - Nora Robertsová, J. D. Robb

Autor : Nora Robertsová, J. D. Robb, A sniper attack in Central Park leaves three victims dead. After reviewing security videos, Eve Dallas sees that the victims were killed by a sniper firing a tactical laser rifle, who could have been miles away when the trigger was pulled... And as another sniper attack shakes the city, Eve will realize that though we're shaped by the people around us, there are those who are just born evil...Druh sortimentu : Kniha, Apprentice in Death, Jazyk : Angličtina, ...

Ask! Dont Stray! - neuveden

Questioning is the key to knowledge and people’s hearts, however sometimes it’s so hard to find a right and proper question, particularly for English learners.Want to ask questions in English out of a hat?No more doubts and hesitation how to start?The game ASK don’t STRAY is a great play with asking and answering in a race for a prize!Your aim: picking up a collection of your characters.The game for friends, family or studentsItems: 60 cards with characters and activities,20 cards with the cate...

Creatures of a Day : And Other Tales of Psychotherapy - Yalo...

What makes life worth living? What can we do to lead meaningful lives? And how do we confront our inevitable end? In his long career, eminent psychotherapist and author Irvin Yalom has pressed his patients and readers to grapple with life's two greatest challenges: that we all must die, and that each of us is responsible for leading a life worth living. In Creatures of a Day, he and his patients face the difficulty of these challenges. Although these people have come to Yalom seeking relief, re...

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad HarperCollins is proud to present its range of best-loved, essential classics.`The reaches opened before us and closed behind, as if the forest had stepped leisurely across the water to bar the way for our return. We penetrated deeper and deeper into the heart of darkness.'At the peak of European Imperialism, steamboat captain Charles Marlow travels deep into the African Congo on his way to relieve the elusive Mr Kurtz, an ivory trader renowned for his fearsome...

Sleeping Giants : Themis Files Book 1 - Neuvel Sylvain

**A must-read thriller for lovers of The Passage, World War Z, The Martian or Interstellar** What happens when you make a discovery that changes everything? Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger..."We always look forward. We never look back." That girl grows up to be Dr. Ros...

Biophysics for Dummies - Vos, K.

The fun, easy way to get up to speed on biophysics concepts, principles, and practices One of the most diverse of modern scientific disciplines, biophysics applies methods and technologies from physics to the study of biological systems and phenomena, from the human nervous system to soil erosion to global warming. What are the best options for satisfying the world's growing energy demands? How can we feed the world's growing population? How can we contain, or reverse, global warming? How can w...

Infinite Jest. Special Edition - David Foster Wallace

Autor : David Foster Wallace, A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about...

Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving

Last Night in Twisted River - John Irving In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious twelve-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the twelve-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County - to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto - pursued by the implacable constable. Their lone protector is a fiercely libertarian logger, once a river driver, who befriends them. In a story spa...

On Politics - Alan Ryan

On Politics - Alan Ryan A magisterial, one-volume history of political thought from Herodotus to the present, Ancient Athens to modern democracy - from author and professor Alan Ryan. This is a book about the answers that historians, philosophers, theologians, practising politicians and would-be revolutionaries have given to one question: how should human beings best govern themselves? That question raises innumerable others: can we manage our own affairs at all? Should we even try? Many people...

Assassin´s Creed: Unity - Bowden Oliver

Assassin´s Creed: Unity - Bowden Oliver Assassin's Creed: Unity is the seventh title in Oliver Bowden's phenomenally successful Assassin's Creed videogame tie-in series. 1789: The magnificent city of Paris sees the dawn of the French Revolution. The cobblestone streets run red with blood as the people rise against the oppressive aristocracy. But revolutionary justice comes at a high price...At a time when the divide between the rich and poor is at its most extreme, and a nation is tearing itsel...

Trigger Warning - Neil Gaiman

Autor : Neil Gaiman, Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, which includes a never-before published American Gods story, BLACK DOG.'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods.Make su...

Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances - Gaiman, N...

Global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, which includes a never-before published American Gods story, BLACK DOG. 'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods. Make sure you secure your ...

Viral - Helen Fitzgerald

So far, twenty-three thousand and ninety-six people have seen me online. Su has always been the successful sister. It's Leah who is wild and often angry. But when they go to Magaluf to celebrate their exam results, Su disappears. Su is on the run, humiliated and afraid. There's an online video of her performing multiple sex acts in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it. Their mother Ruth, a prominent court judge, is furious. Can she bring justice to the men who took advantage of her daughter, a...

Viral - Helen Fitzgerald

Viral - Helen Fitzgerald So far, twenty-three thousand and ninety-six people have seen me online. Su has always been the successful sister. It's Leah who is wild and often angry. But when they go to Magaluf to celebrate their exam results, Su disappears. Su is on the run, humiliated and afraid. There's an online video of her performing multiple sex acts in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it. Their mother Ruth, a prominent court judge, is furious. Can she bring justice to the men who took adv...

Hero - Byrne Rhonda

Hero - Byrne Rhonda From Rhonda Byrne, creator of the international bestselling movie and book, The Secret, comes HERO, her latest world-changing project and the most important to date. HERO brings together the wisdom and insight of twelve of the most successful people living in the world today. By following their seemingly impossible journeys to success, HERO reveals that each of us was born with everything we need to live our greatest dream - and that by doing so we will fulfill our mission a...

On Tyranny - Timothy Snyder

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'These 128 pages are a brief primer in every important thing we might have learned from the history of the last century, and all that we appear to have forgotten' Observer History does not repeat, but it does instruct. In the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejecte...

Shakespeare - Bill Bryson

From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet. Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England, he brings to life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare’s work. Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare’s language, which has given us so many ...

Shakespeare - Bill Bryson

Autor : Bill Bryson, From bestselling author Bill Bryson comes this compelling short biography of William Shakespeare, our greatest dramatist and poet. Examining centuries of myths, half-truths and downright lies, Bill Bryson makes sense of the man behind the masterpieces. As he leads us through the crowded streets of Elizabethan England, he brings to life the places and characters that inspired Shakespeare’s work. Along the way he delights in the inventiveness of Shakespeare’s language,...

On Form - Mike Brearley

Autor : Mike Brearley, What is being on form? How does it relate to feeling 'in the zone'? Are these states in the lap of the gods, a matter of which side of the bed we got out of that morning? Or can we do something to make its arrival more likely? Mike Brearley describes some of the elements of being on form in many fields, not only in cricket and psychoanalysis, but also in drama, music, teaching and business. It includes a range of states of mind, conjoined with action, from the courage to ...

Do Design - Alan Moore

Autor : Alan Moore, So much passes us by, unnoticed. We multi-task, switch between screens, work faster. When was the last time you paused to consider a beautifully made object or stunning natural landscape? Yet this is when our spirits lift, our soul is restored. Designer Alan Moore invites us to rethink not only what we produce whether it s a website, a handmade chair, or a business but how and why. With examples including Pixar, Apple, Yeo Valley and Blitz Motorcycles, we are encouraged to a...

Mastery - Robert Greene

"Live by your own rules" - Robert Greene, the 'modern Machiavelli' debunks the prevailing mythology of success and presents a radical new way to greatness. Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. To see our uniqueness expressed in our achievements, we must first learn the rules - and then how to change them completely. Charles Darwin began as an underachieving schoolboy, Leona...

Smaller and Smaller Circles - F H Batacan

Smaller and Smaller Circles - F H Batacan This harrowing mystery, winner of the Philippine National Book Award, follows two Catholic priests on the hunt through Manila for a brutal serial killer Payatas, a 50-acre dump northeast of Manila’s Quezon City, is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose law enforcement is already stretched thin, devoid of forensic resources and rife with corruption. So when the evi...

A Spring Betrayal - Tom Callaghan

Autor : Tom Callaghan, Inspector Akyl Borubaev's Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan is a lawless post-Soviet metropolis rife with corruption and vice. A hard-hitting thriller for fans of Tom Rob Smith and Gorky Park.We uncovered the last of the bodies in the red hour before dusk, as the sun stained the snowcaps of the Tian Shan mountains the colour of dried blood and the spring air turned sharp and cold . . . Inspector Akyl Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad has been exiled to the far corner of Kyrgystan, but d...

NAKED EMPIRE - GOODKIND, T.

Fantasy adventure on a grand scale featuring the popular wizard-hero Richard Cypher. The Sword of Truth is Terry Goodkind's wonderfully creative, seamless, and stirring epic fantasy set in a fascinating world rich in detail, history and incredible violence. Nakled Empire provides a perfect jumping-in point for new readers. Reluctant hero turned magical warrior Richard Rahl has long since learned the wizard's first rule (People are stupid and will believe almost anything) and accepted his fate. ...

At Home: A Short History of Private Life - Bill Bryson

What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, to consider how the ordinary things in life came to be. And what he discovered are surprising connections to anything from the Crystal Palace to t...

Player One - Douglas Coupland

This is a real-time five-hour story set in an airport cocktail lounge during a global disaster. Five disparate people are trapped inside: Karen, a single mother waiting for her online date; Rick, the down-on-his-luck airport lounge bartender; Luke, a pastor on the run; Rachel, a cool Hitchcock blonde incapable of true human contact; and, finally a mysterious voice known as Player One. Slowly, each reveals the truth about themselves while the world as they know it comes to an end. In the traditi...

At Home : A Short History of Private Life - Bryson Bill

At Home : A Short History of Private Life - Bryson Bill What does history really consists of? Centuries of people quietly going about their daily business - sleeping, eating, having sex, endeavouring to get comfortable. And where did all these normal activities take place? At home. This was the thought that inspired Bill Bryson to start a journey around the rooms of his own house, an 1851 Norfolk rectory, to consider how the ordinary things in life came to be. And what he discovered are surpris...

Concentr8 - Sutcliffe, W.

In a future London, Concentr8 is a prescription drug intended to help kids with ADD. Soon every troubled teen is on it. It makes sense, doesn't it? Keep the undesirable elements in line. Keep people like us safe from people like them. What's good for society is good for everyone. Troy, Femi, Lee, Karen and Blaze have been taking Concentr8 as long as they can remember. They're not exactly a gang, but Blaze is their leader, and Troy has always been his quiet, watchful sidekick - the only one Blaz...

VSI HIV/AIDS - Alan Whiteside

Takes a truly cross-disciplinary look at the most serious human epidemic in centuries: from our scientific and medical understanding, to the social and political consequences. Provides a global perspective covering developing and developed countries. Examines social issues such as safe sex, drug use, and how different societies view HIV/AIDS. Discusses what can be done — medical, political, and economic solutions which can give us hope that we will one day be able to control the disease. HIV/AI...

VSI Witchcraft - Gaskill, M.

Witchcraft is a subject that fascinates us all, and everyone knows what a witch is - or do they? From childhood most of us develop a sense of the mysterious, malign person, usually an old woman. Historically, too, we recognize witch-hunting as a feature of pre-modern societies. But why do witches still feature so heavily in our cultures and consciousness? From Halloween to superstitions, and literary references such as Faust and even Harry Potter, witches still feature heavily in our society. I...

Work Rules! - Laszlo Bock

Autor : Laszlo Bock, Google receives over 1,500,000 unique applications for jobs every year. This book shows you why. How to learn from your best employees - and your worst. Why you should only hire people who are smarter than you are. Take away managers' powers over employees. And why not to trust your gut instinct. 'We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience should be so demotivating and dehumanizing.' So says Laszlo Bock, visionary head of...

Diary of an Oxygen Thief - Anonymous

Autor : Anonymous, Hurt people hurt people.Say there was a novel in which Holden Caulfield was an alcoholic and Lolita was a photographer's assistant and, somehow, they met in Bright Lights, Big City. He's blinded by love. She by ambition. Diary of an Oxygen Thief is an honest, hilarious, and heartrending novel, but above all, a very realistic account of what we do to each other and what we allow to have done to us. 'Kinky, artsy, and swoon-worthy' New York Magazine 'The author does a great job...

LONELY PLANET IRELAND 10 - DAVENPORT, F.

A small country with a big reputation, helped along by a timeless, age-caressed landscape and a fascinating, friendly people, whose lyrical nature is expressed in the warmth of their welcome. Fionn Davenport, Lonely Planet Writer Our Promise You can trust our travel information because Lonely Planet authors visit the places we write about, each and every edition. We never accept freebies for positive coverage so you can rely on us to tell it like it is. Inside This Book 5 authors 6 months of on...

Germany: Memories of a Nation - Neil MacGregor

From Neil MacGregor, the author of A History of the World in 100 Objects, this is a view of Germany like no other. For the past 140 years, Germany has been the central power in continental Europe. Twenty-five years ago a new German state came into being. How much do we really understand this new Germany, and how do its people now understand themselves? Neil MacGregor argues that uniquely for any European country, no coherent, over-arching narrative of Germany's history can be constructed, for i...

Dracula - Bram Stoker

Autor : Bram Stoker, When Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet Count Dracula, he soon realises that he has made a big mistake. What is happening in the lonely castle? Where does Count Dracula go during the day? Why are there no mirrors? Bram Stoker’s classic story takes us, and Count Dracula, from the Transylvanian castle to a small port on the east coast of England. Then we move to London, in a desperate fight to save people from the new, the terrible, Un-dead. The reader covers the...

Road to Character - David Brooks

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller on the secret to leading a good life We live in a Big Me culture: universities and businesses alike reward goal-oriented superstars and those who self-promote are most likely to thrive. But what does this say about us? David Brooks argues that our hunger for wealth and status is eroding our ability to create meaningful inner lives. To show us how to live better, he looks at people whose sense of humility was fundamental to their success. What they all underst...

Nature Beings - Encounters with Friends of Humanity - Margot...

Elves, tree devas , nymphs and other nature beings were a familiar environment for the mythical people of prehistoric times because they could perceive it. Later, mankind lost contact with these finer levels of being, but the elvan beings are still there and encounters with them are also possible today. Margot Ruis, a Sensitive of our days, maintains contact with nature beings, explores their world and life and seeks their advice. She describes her experiences in this book and gives suggestions...

This Sceptred Isle - Lee, Ch.

What is Britishness? What allowed one small island group to rule a quarter of the world and, even today, to have the most spoken language after Chinese? What makes Americans admire the guts, traditions and loyalties of these island Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples? What is it that makes cynical Europeans and once-dominated Asians look to the British for opinion, literature, social norms and justice? The answers lie within the creation of British institutions, both Commoner and Aristocracy, during...

Decameron (anglicky) - Giovanni Boccaccio

A new version of John Payne's Victorian translation, with an Introduction by Cormac O Cuilleanain. 1348. The Black Death is sweeping through Europe. In Florence, plague has carried off one hundred thousand people. In their Tuscan villas, seven young women and three young men tell tales to recreate the world they have lost, weaving a rich tapestry of comedy, tragedy, ribaldry and farce. Boccaccio's Decameron recasts the storytelling heritage of the ancient and medieval worlds into perennial form...

One Minute Mentoring - Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Ken Blanchard

Autor : Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Ken Blanchard, The bestselling co-author of the legendary The One Minute Manager(R) and a former Twitter executive join forces to create the ultimate guide to creating powerful mentoring relationships. The past decade has seen the dramatic rise of a word now well known in corporate hallways: mentoring. But a new awareness about mentoring hasn't necessarily meant an increased understanding of how to implement the practice. While most people agree that having a mentor i...

Decameron (anglicky) - Boccaccio Giovanni

A new version of John Payne's Victorian translation, with an Introduction by Cormac O Cuilleanain. 1348. The Black Death is sweeping through Europe. In Florence, plague has carried off one hundred thousand people. In their Tuscan villas, seven young women and three young men tell tales to recreate the world they have lost, weaving a rich tapestry of comedy, tragedy, ribaldry and farce. Boccaccio's Decameron recasts the storytelling heritage of the ancient and medieval worlds into pere...

Killing Time: Surviving Dubai's Most Notorious Prisons - Wil...

Karl Williams was on holiday in Dubai, living it large with two English friends, when they were accused of drug dealing, arrested, and tortured by police. They were innocent, but the authorities didn't care. And so began their year-long nightmare as they were locked up in Port Rashid where prisoners of all nationalities were crammed into stinking cells, violence could erupt in seconds, and control of the jail was in the hands of a few powerful inmates. Unless you knew the right people and could...

Anatomy of a Soldier - Parker, H.

Captain Tom Barnes is leading British troops in a war zone. Two boys are growing up there, sharing a prized bicycle and flying kites, before finding themselves separated once the soldiers appear in their countryside. On all sides of this conflict, people are about to be caught up in the violence, from the man who trains one boy to fight the infidel invaders to Barnes's family waiting for him to return home. We see them not as they see themselves, but as all the objects surrounding them do: shoe...

Hearts and Minds - Amanda Craig

Autor : Amanda Craig, Rich or poor, five people, seemingly very different, find their lives in the capital connected in undreamed-of ways. There is Job, the illegal mini-cab driver whose wife in Zimbabwe no longer answers his letters; Ian, the idealistic supply teacher in exile from South Africa; Katie from New York, jilted and miserable as a dogsbody at a political magazine, and fifteen-year-old Anna, trafficked into sexual slavery. Polly Noble, an overworked human rights lawyer, knows better ...

DELTA TEACHER DEVELOPMENT SERIES: TEACHING UNPLUGGED - MEDDI...

Dogme in English Language Teaching Teaching Unplugged is the first book to deal comprehensively with the approach in English Language Teaching known as Dogme ELT. It challenges not only the way we view teaching, but also the way we view being a teacher. Dogme ELT advocates teaching 'unplugged': a materials-light, conversation-driven philosophy of teaching that, above all, focuses on the learner and on emergent language. Teaching Unplugged contains three distinctive parts A, B and C which focus ...

A Strangeness in My Mind - Orhan Pamuk

A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul. In the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number of different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of people thronging the streets, he watches most of the city get demolished and re-bui...

A Strangeness in My Mind - Orhan Pamuk

A Strangeness in My Mind - Orhan Pamuk A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul. In the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number of different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of people thronging the streets, he watches mos...

Endgame: Calling - James Frey

THE END OF THE WORLD IS COMING. PLAY NOW. OR WE ALL LOSE. After centuries waiting in secret, twelve unbroken bloodlines, armed with hidden knowledge and lethal training, are called to take humanity's fate into their hands...The first book in a game-changing new series by bestselling author, James Frey. Bryan High School, Omaha, Nebraska: Sarah stands at her graduation ceremony - perfect SATs, a star athlete, her life ahead of her. Then a meteor wipes out half her school. But Sarah is not hurt a...

Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing - Mohr M.

Swearing is a fascinating thing. Almost everyone does it, or worries about not doing it, from the two year old who has just discovered the power of the potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. But more than its cultural ubiquity, swearing is also interesting for what it tells us about language and society, today and in the past. It is a record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture- what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo...

Idoru

"The best novel William Gibson has ever written about the world we're entering daily. Neuromancer made Gibson famous; Idoru cements that fame."--The Washington Post Book World 21st century Tokyo, after the millennial quake. Neon rain. Light everywhere blowing under any door you might try to close. Where the New Buildings, the largest in the world, erect themselves unaided, their slow rippling movements like the contractions of a sea-creature... Colin Laney is here looking for wor...

Death is a Welcome Guest - Louise Welsh

Autor : Louise Welsh, Magnus McFall was a comic on the brink of his big break when the world came to an end. Now, he is a man on the run and there is nothing to laugh about. Thrown into unwilling partnership with an escaped convict, Magnus flees the desolation of London to make the long journey north, clinging to his hope that the sickness has not reached his family on their remote Scottish island. He finds himself in a landscape fraught with danger, fighting for his place in a world ruled by m...

Viral - Helen Fitzgerald

So far, twenty-three thousand and ninety six people have seen me online. They include my mother, my father, my little sister, my grandmother, my other grandmother, my grandfather, my boss, my sixth year Biology teacher and my boyfriend James. When Leah Oliphant-Brotheridge and her adopted sister Su go on holiday together to Magaluf to celebrate their A-levels, only Leah returns home. Her successful, swotty sister remains abroad, humiliated and afraid: there is an online video of her, drunkenly ...

Genuine Fraud - E. Lockhart

Autor : E. Lockhart, From the author of the unforgettable New York Times bestseller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel-the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.A bad romance, or...

Gil Elvgren Pin-Ups Postcard Box

Gil Elvgren Pin-Ups Postcard Box We all know how much people like a card through the mailbox. Make someone’s day with this set of 100 postcards, carefully selected from the TASCHEN archives. Elegantly packaged in a bespoke cardboard case, with a ribbon to pull up the cards, this collection features the sassiest girls from Gil Elvgren's Pin-Ups. And if you fall in love with one of these sweethearts, fear not! The collection features two copies of fifty different pin-ups—one to send, one to keep ...

Zoopolis : A Political Theory of Animal Rights - Donaldson, ...

Zoopolis offers a new agenda for the theory and practice of animal rights. Most animal rights theory focuses on the intrinsic capacities or interests of animals, and the moral status and moral rights that these intrinsic characteristics give rise to. Zoopolis shifts the debate from the realm of moral theory and applied ethics to the realm of political theory, focusing on the relational obligations that arise from the varied ways that animals relate to human societies and institutions. Building ...

Leningrad - State of Siege - Michael Jones

Leningrad - State of Siege - Michael Jones When the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city's civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and panic set in. A specialist in battle psychology and the vital role of morale in desperate circumstances, Michael Jones tells the human story of Leningrad. Drawing on newly available eyewitness accounts and diaries, he shows Leningrad in its every di...

Leningrad: State of Siege - Michael Jones

When the German High Command encircled Leningrad it was a deliberate policy to eradicate the city's civilian population by starving them to death. As winter set in and food supplies dwindled, starvation and panic set in. A specialist in battle psychology and the vital role of morale in desperate circumstances, Michael Jones tells the human story of Leningrad. Drawing on newly available eyewitness accounts and diaries, he shows Leningrad in its every dimension including taboo truths, long-suppre...



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