Während der Ferien bei den Grosseltern in Jerusalem besucht der 12-jährige Aaron viele Ausgrabungsstätten und Sehenswürdigkeiten. Er erlebt dabei die Geschichte einer faszinierenden Stadt, die fast 4.000 Jahre alt ist. Ab 10.
Evangelische Christen deutscher Sprache kommen als temporär Entsandte der Evangelischen Kirche Deutschlands (EKD) auch mit dem Auftrag zu einem interreligiösen Dialog nach Jerusalem. Die Stadt Jerusalem stellt mit den dortigen politischen, sozialen, kulturellen, gesellschaftlichen Gegebenheiten den Rahmen für diesen Dialog. Auch neue inhaltliche Aspekte werden in das Dialoggeschehen eingebracht, wie bspw. Jerusalem als Heilige Stadt der drei Weltreligionen Judentum - Christentum - Islam, Biblische Geschichte, Historie, aber auch Jerusalem als Nagelprobe für eine Zweistaatenlösung Israel - Palästina. Vor diesem Hintergrund beschreibt die Arbeit die Besonderheiten des interreligiösen Dialogs seitens der evangelischen Christen deutscher Sprache in Jerusalem.
Presents 1,000 common Japanese words accompanied by drawings.
A bilingual Hebrew/English edition of the classic Usborne word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. One hundred everyday words are illustrated in busy scenes and with labelled pictures, to help readers learn key Hebrew words. Don't forget to look out for the Usborne Little Yellow Duck on every page! Fully revised and updated for 2017 and beyond, with new words added, redundant words removed and pictures updated. Suitable for both native speakers (ages 3+) or those learning Hebrew as an additional language (4+). Includes an alphabetical English/Hebrew word list with easy-to-use pronunciation guide. Readers can also listen to each word read by a native Italian speaker at the Usborne Quicklinks Website.
A "powerful image of innocence betrayed, of measureless evil oozing quietly from regulated, unimpeachable convention" - LJ.
When assassin Tomislav Bokšić, or Toxic, kills the wrong person in a botched assassination, he flees to Iceland and is forced to come to terms with his bloody past and reevaluate his future in a country with no tradition of contract killing.
Straight White Male
Author: John Niven
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Irish novelist Kennedy Marr is a first rate bad boy. When he is not earning a fortune as one of Hollywood’s most sought after script writers, he is drinking, insulting and philandering his way through LA, ‘successfully debunking the myth that men are unable to multitask’. He is loved by many women, but loathed by even more including ex-wives on both sides of the pond. Kennedy’s appetite for trouble is insatiable, but when he discovers that he owes 1.4 million dollars in back taxes, it seems his outrageous, hedonistic lifestyle may not be as sustainable as he thought. Forced to accept a teaching position at sleepy Deeping University, where his ex-wife and teenaged daughter now reside, Kennedy returns to England with a paper trail of tabloid headlines and scorned starlets hot on his bespoke heels. However, as he acclimatizes to the quaint campus Kennedy is forced to reconsider his laddish lifestyle. Incredible as it may seem, there might actually be a father and a teacher lurking inside this ‘preening, narcissistic, priapic sociopath’. STRAIGHT WHITE MALE is a wildly funny and whip smart tale of Kennedy’s transatlantic misadventures. It’s an uninhibited and heartfelt look at the mid-life crisis of a lovable rogue.
Games form an integral part of life and the rules that determine how they are to be played provide us with rich insights into the specific nature of cultures. Comprising theoretical, philosophical, and legal discussions, the contexts of game playing are comprehensively examined in essays which range widely through time and space. In focussing on the topic of game playing this volume of essays - which stems from a Transcultura symposium on the transcultural key-concept of "the rules of the game" - engages in a fresh way with the field of sports as a unique and yet shared cultural phenomenon.
A Computer Perspective
Author: Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Publisher: Harvard University Press
A splendid, graphic history of the origin and development of the computer, this classic work is a timeless record of the most profound technological revolution in the history of humankind. The book's decade-by-decade format is highlighted with hundreds of illustrations, memorabilia and artifacts collected from around the world. Halftones and illustrations.
Next to Verdi's Ada, Giacomo Puccini's La Bohme is the most popular opera ever written. Performances of Ada, La Bohme, Carmen, and Don Giovanni ? the four operas most often performed ? constitute approximately 75 percent of the yearly schedule of operas throughout the world. This volume contains everything the opera goer needs to derive full satisfaction from La Bohme except the musical score itself. Most important, it provides the complete text of the Italian libretto, just as it is actually sung; that is, where a singer repeats a phrase several times, each of the repetitions is given here. And facing the Italian text is a completely new translation of the libretto into modern, idiomatic English. In addition to the libretto and English translation, this edition provides a careful, concise summary of the plot of La Bohme and a complete list of the opera's characters. There is also a brief, highly informative introduction by the translator that traces Puccini's masterpiece back to its source in Henry Murger's autobiographical novel La Vie Bohme, illuminating the early history of the opera and its later development. Opera lovers can use this book with their own recordings of the opera, read it before attending a performance, or can easily take it along to the performance itself. Those who have regretted the lack of a good, authentic, readable edition of the Italian libretto of La Bohme, and have complained of the stodginess of existing English translations, will recognize in this book a first-rate aid to the understanding of one of Puccini's most celebrated operas.
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING EMILY MORTIMER, BILL NIGHY, AND PATRICIA CLARKSON Short-listed for the Booker Prize “A beautiful book, a perfect little gem.” — BBC Kaleidoscope “A marvelously piercing fiction.” — Times Literary Supplement In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop — the only bookshop — in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors’ lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence’s warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted. Only too late does she begin to suspect the truth: a town that lacks a bookshop isn’t always a town that wants one. This new edition features an introduction by David Nicholls, author of One Day.
Author: D. A. Miller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Hidden Hitchcock is two things: a book about the hidden poetics of the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and a confession by Miller as he finds himself lured into Hitchcock s ineffable web. Technology has helped Miller pinpoint a secretand bafflingfilm recessed alongside the easily identifiable habits of Hitchcock s trademark suspense. These are the Hidden Pictures that Miller has unearthed. In exploring Hitch s latent vision, Miller has many discoveries to sharenon-narrative microstructures that he points out for the first time: the second Hitchcock cameo (not the one we are trained to spot), the verbal-to-visual charade, the faux continuity error, to name a few. Their general purpose seems to insinuate a game of hide-and-seek that, until the viewer finds one of these Hidden Pictures, s/he may never know is in play. Through Hitchcock s hidden style, we confront a resistance to meaning so deep-seated that it seems less a project than a compulsion (a psychic drive); and so anti-social that to redeem it by assigning it a point risks missing the point."
Author: Paul Dummett, Lewis Lansford, Helen Stephenson
Publisher: National Geographic Learning
Through life-changing stories, respected thinkers and authentic presentations, Keynote promotes a deeper understanding of the world and gives students the courage and means to express themselves in English. Communication, collaboration and creative thinking drive students towards real 21st century outcomes and encourage them to respond to ideas and find their own voice. Both students and teachers will emerge with new confidence, new ideas and a new determination to communicate in this increasingly information-rich world of Global English.