The Wishing Tree
Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Random House
A strange boy leads a birthday-girl and her companions on a hunt for the wishing tree which brings them many surprising and magical adventures.
Author: Dick King-Smith
Publisher: Penguin UK
The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith is a much-loved classic! Max, the hedgehog who becomes a hodgeheg, who becomes a hero! Max's family dreams of reaching the Park. But no one has ever found a safe way of crossing the very busy road. Young Max, who is brighter than the average hedgehog, is determined to solve the problem. 'A nicely told, darkly humorous story about how hedgehogs can avoid getting squashed on the road' - Guardian 'A huge favourite' - Observer Dick King-Smith served in the Grenadier Guards during the Second World War, and afterwards spent twenty years as a farmer in Gloucestershire, the country of his birth. Many of his stories are inspired by his farming experiences. He wrote a great number of children's books, including The Sheep-Pig (winner of the Guardian Award and filmed as Babe), Harry's Mad, Noah's Brother, The Queen's Nose, Martin's Mice, Ace, The Cuckoo Child and Harriet's Hare (winner of the Children's Book Award in 1995). In 2009 he was made an OBE for services to children's literature. Dick King-Smith died in 2011 at the age of eighty-eight.
insight: Intermediate: Workbook
Author: Paul Hancock, Jayne Wildman, Cathy Myers, Claire Thacker
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Closely matches the Student's Book layout Listening tracks available to download from the Student's site Literature insight offers ready-made extra lessons which introduce students to classic pieces of English literature Extra support and practice of the grammar from the Student's Book in the Grammar reference section A unit-by-unit wordlist with dictionary style definitions which gives students more information about core vocabulary.
Terrorism in America
Author: Robin Maria Valeri, Kevin Borgeson
Offering a fresh perspective on the changing face of terror attacks, Terrorism in America focuses on domestic groups, examining the beliefs, actions, and impacts of American-based terrorists and terror organizations. Editors Robin Valeri and Kevin Borgeson and their contributors draw on theories from criminology, psychology, and sociology to explore the ideologies of right-wing, left-wing, and extremist religious groups—how and why they convert followers, recruit financially, and take extreme action against others. No competing text offers such in-depth and nuanced coverage of the radical ideologies behind these attacks, or the ensuing fear domestic terrorism creates, as well as the strategies to combat violent extremism. A core text for domestic terrorism courses and an excellent supplement for any counterterrorism or homeland security course, Terrorism in America brings its singular focus to the growth and evolution of terrorism in the United States. Interviews, case studies from the field, and chapter themes make this a highly readable text for criminal justice, psychology, sociology, and homeland security students, professors, or practitioners.
All around my house
Author: Heljä Albersdörfer, Kristy Clark Koth
Materials for Subsurface Land Drainage Systems
Author: L. C. P. M. Stuyt, W. Dierickx, J. Martínez Beltrán, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Reliable subsurface drainage systems for groundwater table and salinity control are needed to maintain or enhance the productivity of irrigated lands and to contribute to the rural development of lowlands in the humid tropic. This publication presents guidelines to assess the need for envelopes and for the selection of appropriate materials (i.e. pipes and envelopes) for the proper and lasting performance of subsurface drainage systems. In addition, it also contains guidelines for adequate installation and maintenance of drainage materials as well as the required specifications and standards of such materials, which may be used in tender documents for implementation of subsurface drainage works. Practical guidelines for the implementation of laboratory and field investigations to evaluate the performance of drainage materials have also been included.--Publisher's description.
Learn phrases and expressions for everyday situations Covers topics such as sport, study, business, social events and home technology Includes information on style, synonyms, opposites and derivatives, and common word partners Download the wordlist at www.oup.com/elt/wordskills and test yourself on the phrasal verbs and idioms covered in the book Written by vocabulary experts Ruth Gairns and Stuart Redman, the authors of the popular Oxford Word Skills series
The contemporary design and updated material in this revised edition will motivate students preparing for the 2015 Cambridge English: First exam.The exams skills training activities and tips give students confidence when approaching FCE tasks.The Student's Book includes access to an online practice test, as well as Online Skills Practice, to give learners plenty of support outside class.
Author: Annette Capel, Rosemary Nixon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Exam-specific preparation for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET).
The Illustrated World Atlas
Author: Laurie Whiddon, Weldon Owen Inc. Staff, Weldon Owen, Inc. (Firm), Barnes & Noble Books, Weldon Owen Pty Limited
This state-of-the-art atlas was developed under the guidance of a team of international cartographic and specialist thematic map consultants. The atlas contains more than 400 maps, including 66 regional maps, 4 detailed ocean maps, and 10 thematic world maps. Included for each continent are satellite views and physical, political, and human impact maps.
The Teacher of Cheops
Author: Albert Salvad
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Winner of the NESTOR LUJÁN HISTORICAL NOVEL PRIZE."I was nervous about this book. Finding a good novel in translation from the tiny state of Andorra, nestling in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, was always going to be tricky... I was in for a pleasant surprise... Salvadó has certainly done his homework: the book is painstakingly researched... By and large, the level of detail and historical knowledge is well-handled... The text itself felt professional and slick... this is a highly readable light novel... powerful flashes of insight into human greed, pride and ambition..." (ANN MORGAN, Andorra: Buried treasure, A Year of Reading the Word, http://ayearofreadingtheworld.com/2012/02/22/andorra-buried-treasure/, London, february 22, 2012)This is the history of the time of Pharaoh Snefru and Queen Hetepheres, the parents of Cheops, who built the largest and most impressive pyramid of all. It is also the story of Sedum, a slave who became Cheops' teacher, the high priest Ramosi, and how the first pyramid came to be built.Sebekhotep, the great wise man of that time, said, "Everything is written in the stars. Most of us live our lives unaware of it. Some can read the stars and see their destiny. But very few people learn to write in the stars and change their destiny."Ramosi and Sedum learned to write in them and tried to change their destinies, but fortune treated them very differently. This is a tale of the confrontation between two men's intelligence: one fighting for power, the other struggling for freedom. Other critics' opinions:“It is a long time since a prize was so justly awarded. THE TEACHER OF CHEOPS deserves every honour... An intrigue that develops at a good pace without causing anxiety... A restrained and inspired piece of writing; an outstanding, intelligent and well-constructed novel.” (RAMÓN VENTURA, El Periódico)“Salvadó develops the mystery with great skill in his novel.” (JACINTO ANTÓN, El País)“Salvadó presents a story about power and knowledge through a fast-paced plot combining intrigue, love, mystery, murder and adventure.” (ROSA Mª PIÑOL, La Vanguardia)“Albert Salvadó displays seasoned writing skill in this novel... A very well-organised plot... A straightforward, effective style that is a pleasure to read... He achieves accuracy in his writing.” (IGNASI ARAGAY, Avui)