The Practice of English Language Teaching Book with DVD Pack:Longman Handbooks for Language Teachers. 5th Edition Jeremy Harmer
The threat to the Keepers doubles in the fourth Keepers of the School adventure from Andrew Clements, the master of the school story. Benjamin Pratt and his friends Jill and Robert are determined to save their school from destruction. But just when it seems they’ve finally gotten the upper hand over that awful Janitor Lyman, they’re caught completely off guard by his next move: Lyman has called in reinforcements, and suddenly Benjamin, Jill, and Robert find themselves dodging not one evil janitor, but two. That’s right: Lyman’s got himself a partner. And it quickly becomes clear that Wally, the new guy, is even more corrupt and menacing than Lyman. Luckily, Ben’s team has been growing, too. Plus, thanks to the latest safeguard, they also have a secret fund of millions of dollars. But all the money in Massachusetts isn’t enough to stop Lyman and Wally, not when they’ve come this far, and not when they are about to put the most harmful part of their plan into play. Could the next safeguard give the Keepers what they need - or has their battle to save the school already been sunk? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Nobbs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006311/bk_sans_006311_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It was supposed to be a place of healing - a place where doctors and nurses dedicated their lives to helping the sick and injured. Nobody wants to imagine a massacre at a hospital. So at Newton Memorial, staff and patients are left frightened and stunned after the brutal shooting death of Dr. John Connor and an attending nurse. And when Dr. Jack Norris is asked by police to help with the investigation, he will stop at nothing to figure out how a peaceful patient was suddenly turned into the violent killer that took his best friend´s life. As an assistant under Dr. Ian Rupert, the hospital´s research director, Dr. Connor could have had access to some secret information about groundbreaking drugs and procedures - knowledge possibly even worth killing or dying for. Could the patient that gunned down the doctor have known more than he let on? In this captivating medical mystery, loyalties are tested and new frontiers of medical science are explored as hidden intentions come to light - and the truth behind a tragic killing is finally exposed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Duane Berg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058140/bk_acx0_058140_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From award-winning crime writer R. Barri Flowers and the best-selling author of the Murder in Hawaii Mysteries, comes the second book in the Hawaii detective series, Dead in Kihei: An Eddie Naku Maui Mystery. Private investigator Eddie Naku´s latest case involves the apparent suicide of a friend and fellow private eye, Frank Iwamoto, who fell from the lanai of his eighth story condo to his death. Naku refuses to believe Iwamoto was suicidal, in spite of evidence to the contrary. Proving he was murdered won´t be easy, but Naku is not about to give up. In the process, he comes up with a number of suspects, twists, and turns, as well as Frank Iwamoto´s risk-taking lifestyle that likely put him in harm´s way. As Naku begins to get to the bottom of Iwamoto´s death, while juggling multiple cases and complicated romances, he finds his own life in peril. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jane Boyer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062701/bk_acx0_062701_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
At no time in history has the United States had such a high percentage of theocratic members of Congress - those who expressly endorse religious bias in law. Just as ominously, especially for those who share the values and views of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, at no other time have religious fundamentalists effectively had veto power over one of the country´s two major political parties. As Sean Faircloth argues in this deeply sobering yet highly engaging book, this has led to the crumbling of the country´s most cherished founding principle - the wall of separation between church and state. While much of the public debate in the United States over church-state issues has focused on the construction of nativity scenes in town squares and the addition of ´´under God´´ to the Pledge, Faircloth, a former politician and current executive director of the Secular Coalition for America, moves beyond the symbolism to explore the many ways federal and state legal codes privilege religion in law. He demonstrates in vivid detail how religious bias in law harms all Americans-financially, militarily, physically, socially, and educationally - and directs special attention to the outlandish words, views, and policy proposals of the most theocratic politicians, a group he labels the Fundamentalist Fifty. Sounding a much-needed alarm for all who care about the future direction of the country, Faircloth concludes by offering an inspiring ten-point vision of an America returned to its secular roots and by providing a specific and sensible plan for realizing this vision. Both his vision and his plan remember and remind that the United States is, above all else, one nation under the Constitution. Sean Faircloth is the director of policy and strategy for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (US). He served for a decade in the Maine State Legislature, where he successfully spearheaded over thirty pieces of legislation. He was elected majority w... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000682/bk_acx0_000682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´A SUPERB ACHIEVEMENT´ IAN MCEWAN What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone´s life in your hands, to cut through the stuff that creates thought, feeling and reason? How do you live with the consequences when it all goes wrong? DO NO HARM offers an unforgettable insight into the highs and lows of a life dedicated to operating on the human brain, in all its exquisite complexity. With astonishing candour and compassion, Henry Marsh reveals the exhilarating drama of surgery, the chaos and confusion of a busy modern hospital, and above all the need for hope when faced with life´s most agonising decisions. Winner: PEN Ackerley Prize South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature Shortlisted: Costa Biography Award Duff Cooper Prize Wellcome Book Prize Guardian First Book Award Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize Longlisted: Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction
First in the Brier Hospital Series. If you believe that television, movies or medical fiction, accurately portray what it´s like to be an acute care physician or a critically ill patient in a hospital today, think again. Doctor Joseph Polk is an intelligent, charismatic, and a powerful member of the medical staff at Brier Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he´s killing his patients. No gun, knife, poison or drug injected into their intravenous tubing, common plot lines in medical thrillers, and he doesn´t plan to kill them. They die anyway because this once brilliant physician, a functional psychopath for most of his career, has decompensated. Nurses and front-line physicians see Polk´s indifference, incompetence, and stubborn cruelty, but the medical staff and the hospital administration are willfully blind. Patients suffer, and worse. Jack Byrnes, finally completing his training in Intensive Care Medicine, joins the staff at Brier Hospital. Well prepared to care for patients, Jack is woefully unprepared when he runs smack into Joe Polk, the medical staff and the hospital´s administration. The strength of First Do No Harm lies in the authenticity of the medical setting and the struggles of patients and physicians. Joe Polk is a very different kind of villain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Larry Gallegos. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/019752/bk_acx0_019752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recently retired, A. Turk has embarked on a second career, writing fiction inspired by the remarkable stories and events from his personal and legal experiences. This first novel in the series features A. Turk´s fictitious alter ego Attorney Benjamin Davis, a young New York transplant seeking to make a name for himself in the Nashville legal community. After miscalculating the huge risks involved in accepting ten medical malpractice cases at one time, Davis discovers that a hospital and several of its personnel, including doctors, had conspired to provide unnecessary tests and surgeries on innocent patients... for years. With small town physicians pushing all the ethical and legal boundaries, Davis decides he has no alternative but to protect an entire community and quickly finds himself caught up in a high-stakes courtroom drama. Davis could never have anticipated his decision to right a wrong could risk his legal career, marriage, financial security, and personal safety. 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. D. Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012434/bk_acx0_012434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Harm´s Way, book three in the Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse series, picks up on day eight where Soldier On: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse left off. Outbreak - Day Eight After running and gunning across much of the western US, Cade Grayson, former Delta Force operator, is finally reunited with his wife, Brook, and daughter, Raven. Hours after arriving at the relative safety of Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, the new Capital of the United States, Cade is approached by the new president, Valerie Clay. Her request is simple: she appeals to the patriot in him to rejoin the unit that he left for civilian life 15 months prior and once more go into harm´s way, taking the fight to the enemy. Meanwhile, Duncan Winters, Vietnam-era aviator, finds himself stranded in Springs along with BLM firefighter Daymon Bush. Both men arrived with Cade and were promised transport back to Eden, Utah. Duncan longs to be reunited in Eden with his brother, Logan, a survivalist/Doomsday prepper. Daymon, with no surviving family, knows only one thing for certain: he doesn´t want to remain trapped behind the wire inside of a huge government-run military base. Mere days after Washington, D.C., is overrun and the sitting president goes missing, Robert Christian, billionaire kingmaker who has been waiting in the wings for a world-changing event such as this, marshals his group of mercenaries led by former Navy SEAL Ian Bishop. Their mission: to control what remains of the United States by any means necessary and ultimately reshape the country to fit their warped vision for a new world order. Will Cade accept President Clay´s overture and embark on a new high priority mission alongside his friend and mentor, Delta Commander General Mike Desantos? Will Brook Grayson continue to hone her newly found survival skills and successfully train her 11-year-old daughter, Raven, to defend herself against the undead threat? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chris Patton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052629/bk_acx0_052629_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Executives, investors, and the business press routinely chant the mantra that corporations are required to ´´maximize shareholder value.´´ In this path-breaking book, renowned corporate expert Lynn Stout debunks the myth that corporate law mandates shareholder primacy. Stout shows how shareholder value thinking endangers not only investors but the rest of us as well. It leads managers to focus myopically on short-term earnings; discourages investment and innovation; harms employees, customers, and communities; and causes companies to indulge in reckless, sociopathic, and irresponsible behaviors. Additionally, Stout looks at new models of corporate purpose that better serve the needs of investors, corporations, and society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elaine Kellner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034704/bk_acx0_034704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.