Author: The American Poetry & Literacy Project
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Rich treasury of verse from the 19th and 20th centuries includes works by Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, other notables.
Intermediate French Language and Culture Through Film
Author: Kerri Conditto
Publisher: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Company
Category: Foreign Language Study
Workbook to accompany the main text, "Cinephile: Intermediate French Language and Culture through Film Second Edition"
Author: Pilar Munday
Publisher: Living Language
Category: Foreign Language Study
This simple and fun course can enhance one's language skills in just weeks. The package includes a book and an audio CD, maps, cultural tips, and links to Internet sites.
Companion Website Access Key
Author: M. Stanley Whitley,Claudia Ospina,Luis González
The website access key gives students 18 months' of access to the companion website for Gramatica para la composicion, tercera edicion, the latest edition of the best-selling textbook. The card includes a code that allows you to access the site at http: //books.quia.com/books/bookstore.html, once you have created an account. The fully redesigned companion website includes: - Homework activities--two-thirds more than the previous edition- An instructor's workstation, allowing teachers to track student progress through the course- Grading options, allowing teachers to monitor assignments, respond to student work, and set a rubric About Gramatica para la composicion, tercera edicionIntegrating grammar and composition, this new edition of the best-selling textbook, guides the advanced student through progressively more complex types of writing by organizing the grammar lessons on a functionalist basis around the needs of composition. This innovative approach to teaching Spanish grammar and composition promotes systemic language development and enables students to strengthen their expressive and editing skills in the language in order to write more effectively and confidently. Site requirementsOS: PC - Microsoft Windows Vista, 7,8; Mac - OS XCPU: 233 MHz, PentiumRAM: 128MBDisplay: 1024x768, colorBrowser: PC - Internet Explorer 9.x (or higher), Firefox 3.x (or higher), Google Chrome; Mac - Firefox 3.x (or higher), Safari 3.x (or higher), Google ChromeConnection speed: 256Kbps recommendedSoftware: The latest version of Flash must be installed.
A Dictionary Guide to the Ancient Sumerian Language
Author: John Alan Halloran
Publisher: Logogram Pub
Category: Foreign Language Study
With 6,400 entries, this is the most complete available lexicon of ancient Sumerian vocabulary. It replaces version 3 of the author's Sumerian Lexicon , which has served an audience of over 380,000 visitors at the web site www.sumerian.org since 1999. This published version adds over 2,600 new entries, and corrects or expands many of the previous entries. Also, following the express wish of a majority of online lexicon users, it has merged together and sorted the logogram words and the compound words into purely alphabetical order. This book will be an indispensable reference for anyone trying to translate Sumerian texts. Also, due to the historical position of ancient Sumer as the world's first urban civilisation, cultural and linguistic archaeologists will discover a wealth of information for research.
Distilling the Spirit of Mexico
Author: Marie Sarita Gaytán
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Category: Social Science
Italy has grappa, Russia has vodka, Jamaica has rum. Around the world, certain drinks—especially those of the intoxicating kind—are synonymous with their peoples and cultures. For Mexico, this drink is tequila. For many, tequila can conjure up scenes of body shots on Cancún bars and coolly garnished margaritas on sandy beaches. Its power is equally strong within Mexico, though there the drink is more often sipped rather than shot, enjoyed casually among friends, and used to commemorate occasions from the everyday to the sacred. Despite these competing images, tequila is universally regarded as an enduring symbol of lo mexicano. ¡Tequila! Distilling the Spirit of Mexico traces how and why tequila became and remains Mexico's national drink and symbol. Starting in Mexico's colonial era and tracing the drink's rise through the present day, Marie Sarita Gaytán reveals the formative roles played by some unlikely characters. Although the notorious Pancho Villa was a teetotaler, his image is now plastered across the labels of all manner of tequila producers—he's even the namesake of a popular brand. Mexican films from the 1940s and 50s, especially Western melodramas, buoyed tequila's popularity at home while World War II caused a spike in sales within the whisky-starved United States. Today, cultural attractions such as Jose Cuervo's Mundo Cuervo and the Tequila Express let visitors insert themselves into the Jaliscan countryside—now a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site—and relish in the nostalgia of pre-industrial Mexico. Our understanding of tequila as Mexico's spirit is not the result of some natural affinity but rather the cumulative effect of U.S.-Mexican relations, technology, regulation, the heritage and tourism industries, shifting gender roles, film, music, and literature. Like all stories about national symbols, the rise of tequila forms a complicated, unexpected, and poignant tale. By unraveling its inner workings, Gaytán encourages us to think critically about national symbols more generally, and the ways in which they both reveal and conceal to tell a story about a place, a culture, and a people. In many ways, the story of tequila is the story of Mexico.
Author: North American Cambridge Classics Project
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The North American Cambridge Latin Course is a well-established four-part Latin program whose approach combines a stimulating, continuous storyline with grammatical development, work on derivatives, and cultural information. There is also a complete Language Information section, plus numerous color photographs illustrating life in the Roman world. The Course has now been fully revised and updated in the light of feedback from user schools, and includes the very best in new research. The Fourth Edition continues to offer teachers and students alike a stimulating, reading-based approach to the study of Latin.
Author: Alfred J. Andrea,James H. Overfield
Publisher: Cengage Learning
THE HUMAN RECORD is the leading primary source reader for the World History course, providing balanced coverage of the global past. Each volume contains a blend of visual and textual sources that are often paired or grouped together for comparison, as in the Multiple Voices feature. A prologue entitled “Primary Sources and How to Read Them” appears in each volume and serves as a valuable pedagogical tool. Approximately one-third of the sources in the Eighth Edition are new, and these documents continue to reflect the myriad experiences of the peoples of the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Grammar Exercise, Grade Ten
Author: Cates,Prentice HALL
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar develops and reinforces skills through an easy-to-follow, three-part chapter organization: Writing--Guided writing instruction walks students through each step of the writing process. Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics--Comprehensive instruction, practice, and application ensure skills mastery. Academic and Workplace Skills--Help students develop test-taking skills, as well as real-world workplace competencies.
Author: Jonathan Coe
Publisher: Penguin UK
The Rotters' Club - Jonathan Coe's iconic 1970s coming-of-age novel Winner of the Everyman Wodehouse prize, The Rotters' Club follows Benjamin Trotter - bestselling author Jonathan Coe's most iconic character - through the hilarious and, at times, touching trials and tribulations of growing up in 1970s Britain. Unforgettably funny and painfully honest, Jonathan Coe's tale of Benjamin Trotter and his friends' coming of age during the 1970s is a heartfelt celebration of the joys and agonies of growing up. Featuring, among other things, IRA bombs, prog rock, punk rock, bad poetry, first love, love on the side. Prefects, detention, a few bottles of Blue Nun, lots of brown wallpaper, industrial strife, and divine intervention in the form of a pair of swimming trunks. Set against the backdrop of the decade's class struggles, tragic and riotous by turns, packed with thwarted romance and furtive sex, The Rotters' Club will be enjoyed by readers of Nick Hornby and William Boyd and anyone who ever experience adolescence the hard way. 'One of those sweeping, ambitious yet hugely readable, moving and richly comic novels that you find all too rarely in English fiction...a masterpiece' Daily Telegraph 'Very funny...a compulsive and gripping read. Coe had achieved that rare feat: a novel stuffed with characters you really care for' The Times 'A book to cherish, a book to reread, a book to buy for all your friends' Independent on Sunday Jonathan Coe's novels are filled with biting political satire, moving and astute observations of life and hilarious set pieces that have made him one of the most popular writers of his generation. His other titles, The Closed Circle (sequel to The Rotters' Club), The Accidental Woman, The Dwarves of Death, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, The House of Sleep (winner of the 1998 Prix Médicis Étranger), A Touch of Love, What a Carve Up! (winner of the 1995 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize) and The Rain Before it Falls, are all available in Penguin paperback.