Invitation to Biology
Author: Helena Curtis, N. Sue Barnes
This clearly written, accurate, and well-illustrated introduction to biology seamlessly integrates the theme of evolution while offering expanded, up-to-date coverage of genetic engineering, the immune response, embryological development, and ecological concerns.
Look Inside Your Body
Author: Louie Stowell
Peek under all the flaps in these colorful and engaging books--perfect for little fingers and curious minds.
Tess of the d'Urbervilles or just Tess, is a novel by Thomas Hardy. Though now considered an important work of English literature, the book received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual mores of Hardy's day. Hardy's writing often illustrates the "ache of modernism", and this theme is notable in Tess, which, as one critic noted, portrays "the energy of traditional ways and the strength of the forces that are destroying them". Hardy describes modern farm machinery with infernal imagery; also, at the dairy, he notes that the milk sent to the city must be watered down because the townspeople cannot stomach whole milk. Angel's middle-class fastidiousness makes him reject Tess, a woman whom Hardy often portrays as a sort of Wessex Eve, in harmony with the natural world. When he parts from her and goes to Brazil, the handsome young man gets so ill that he is reduced to a "mere yellow skeleton". All these instances are typically interpreted as indications of the negative consequences of man's separation from nature, both in the creation of destructive machinery and in the inability to rejoice in pure nature. Another important theme of the novel is the sexual double standard to which Tess falls victim; despite being, in Hardy's view, a truly good woman, she is despised by society after losing her virginity before marriage. Hardy plays the role of Tess's only true friend and advocate, pointedly subtitling the book "a pure woman faithfully presented" and prefacing it with Shakespeare's words from The Two Gentlemen of Verona: "Poor wounded name! My bosom as a bed/ Shall lodge thee." However, although Hardy clearly means to criticise Victorian notions of female purity, the double standard also makes the heroine's tragedy possible, and thus serves as a mechanism of Tess's broader fate. Hardy variously hints that Tess must suffer either to atone for the misdeeds of her ancestors, or to provide temporary amusement for the gods, or because she possesses some small but lethal character flaw inherited from the ancient clan.
Part of a brand new series, from the team that brought you Baby's Very First Play Books, this engaging, interactive board book is specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly animals. Simple slider mechanisms allow a picture to be transformed, as a bush baby peers out from his tree trunk home, some meerkats pop up from their underground burrows, a monkey swings through the trees.
Author: Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: New York Review of Books
Life in their rented summer cottage on Seacrow Island is sometimes happy, sometimes exciting and sometimes tragic, but it is never uneventful for a Swedish author, his three sons and 19-year-old daughter. Simultaneous eBook.
Topic development aimed at getting students thinking about key issues Development of micro-skills beyond exam practice IELTS task types progressively introduced, emphasizing similarities in skills required Language syllabus designed for IELTS and other academic contexts Extra practice in Listening, Speaking, Academic Reading, and Academic Writing Automatic access to online Learning Management System to manage students' Online Skills Practice Includes access to one online practice test
Max og Laura holder sommerferie i den lille landsby Stonecross, der ligger tæt på Stonehenge. Et mystisk symbol, underlige mennesker og en gammel bog fuld af koder og hemmeligheder er blot nogen af ingredienserne i denne historie.
A stimulating cross-curricular approach to British history and art. Signiticant events in the history of Britain are described simply and clearly. Each chapter is lavishly illustrated with works of art which cast light on periods, events and characters. Perceptive commentaries describe the works of art, and place each in its cultural context. What do Stonehenge and the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt have in common ? Where does the language of the Celts survive today ? Why did the Romans build a wall across northern Britain ? Where can you find a castle in the shape of a rose ? How did a " tea party " lead to a revolution ? When was the word `teenager' invented ? The answers to these questions and many more can be found in this book, which both students and teachers will enjoy. Our dedicated website www.britishhistoryart.com supports this book, and provides links to other websites on British history and art. Internet activities provided both in the book and on our dedicated website. Magniticent full-colour illustrations throughout. Historical sections recorded in full and accompanied by listening activities. PET-style exercises after each chapter, and PET-style exit test at end of book.
In the tradition of On Beauty, On Ugliness and The Infinity of Lists, Umberto Eco presents an enthralling and erudite illustrated tour of the fabled places that have awed and eluded us through the ages. From the epic poems of Homer to contemporary science fiction, from the Holy Scriptures to modern mythology and fairy tale, literature and art are full of illusory places we have at some time believed are real, and onto which we have projected our dreams, ideals and fears. Umberto Eco leads us on an illuminating journey through these legendary lands - Atlantis, Thule and Hyperborea, the Earth's interior and the Land of Cockaigne - and explores utopias and dystopias where our imagination can confront concepts that are too incredible, or too challenging, for our limited real world. In The Book of Legendary Lands the author's text is accompanied by several hundred carefully assembled works of art and literature; the result is a beautifully illustrated volume with broad and enduring appeal.