This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space. Chapters trace the history of the language from its obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago as a collection of dialects spoken by marauding, illiterate tribes. They show how the geographical spread of the language in its increasing diversity has made English into an international language of unprecedented range and variety. The authors examine the present state of English as a global language and the problems, pressures and uncertainties of its future, online and offline. They argue that, in spite of the amazing variety and plurality of English, it remains a single language.
Raymond Murphy´s English Grammar in Use is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar you will need at this level. This book with answers has clear explanations and practice exercises that have helped millions of people around the world improve their English. It is perfect for self-study and can also be used by teachers as a supplementary book in classrooms.
For over 200 years the immortal creature, Adam Frankenstein, has roamed the earth looking to earn a soul and his right to die. Now, a U.S. Marshal in Houston, Texas he wakes in the middle of nowhere, near death. As the Grim Reaper reaches out to grant Adam's wish to end his immortal journey Adam must refuse. The only love he has ever known is his immortal dog, Bella. She is missing. Adam knows she's been taken by evil men who run a dog fighting ring. His worry isn't that Bella would be killed, but that it would be discovered that she cannot die, no matter what they do to her. Adam's partner, U.S. Marshal Rebecca Hughes, is his moral compass, his touchstone and now, the keeper of his secret. Adam and Rebecca work together to find Bella before she's forced to into the ring. Before it's discovered that she can't be killed. Adam Frankenstein: Dog Fight has some mature themes and profanity.
The Fairy Books, or ´´Coloured´´ Fairy Books is a collection of fairy tales divided into twelve books, each associated with a different colour. Collected together by Andrew Land they are sourced from a number of different countries and were translated by Lang's wife and other translators who also retold many of the tales. The collection has been incalculably important and, although he did not source the stories himself direct from the oral tradition he can make claim to the first English translation of many. First published in 1892, The Green Fairy Book is the 3rd volume in this series.
The Astrology of Indigos describes the unique Astrological phenomena that occurred during the late 1970´s to the early 2000´s. This is something that won´t be repeated again for another 170 years. The Astrology of Indigos describes the unique Astrological phenomena that occurred during the late 1970´s to the early 2000´s. This is something that won´t be repeated again for another 170 years. The people born during this configuration, commonly called ´Indigo Children´ possess an unusual natal birth chart shape. It is this phenomena that Astrologer Mary English explores in her book. She brings light to those caught in their internal quest to find their ´Life Purpose´ and explains how this can be achieved easily by using a free on-line Astrological resource.
MEMORIES CAN BE DEADLY A brutal murder It?s been thirty years since Professor Weider was found dead in his stately home. With little evidence to convict a suspect, the case has never been solved. A buried mystery Now, a partial manuscript has been discovered that reveals three people were at the house that night. All three clearly remember what happened. But someone is lying? Already translated into 37 languages, The Book of Mirrors is the perfect novel for fans of psychological suspense and reading group fiction. Praise for The Book of Mirrors ´Intelligent and sophisticated - a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended .´Lee Child ´I loved this twisty mind game! The Book Of Mirrors starts with a secret manuscript about a cold-case murder and then uses a host of characters and perspectives to make you look in every direction but at the truth. Who is lying? Is anyone´s recall perfect? This isn´t just a very clever thriller---it leaves us wondering how much we subconsciously manipulate our own memories to protect ourselves.´ Julia Heaberlin (bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans ) ´A literary thriller - complex, gripping and a beautiful read.´ Jenni Murray ´An elegant, gripping, multi-layered tale about the illusory nature of truth and memory. I loved it .´ Tammy Cohen ´ The Book of Mirrors is exactly what I look for in a thriller: a great concept, brilliantly executed, smarter than it seems and knotty enough to keep you guessing. Like the best stories about memory, it leaves the reader wondering what´s true and what isn´t.´ - James Smythe ?This Romanian author´s debut novel in English is an agile and provocative exploration the tricks memory can play? - Sunday Times ´An impressive first novel, intelligent and well written? - The Times This twisty, brilliantly written tale of a grisly unsolved murder at Princeton asks if we can truly trust our own memories. This nuanced, multi-layered book has a cracking plot to boot and will be devoured by thriller fans - Sun ? slippery murder mystery? - Irish Independent ´ Intricately plotted ? Faulty memories, outright lies, and secrets make it hard to know whom to believe. The action builds to a crafty and believable resolution.´ Publisher´s Weekly ´Chirovici draws his characters well and tantalizes the reader with judiciously timed revelations. A smart, sophisticated murder puzzle sure to please the more literary-minded aficionados of the form´ Kirkus
Above Below = Arriba Abajo Do you understand this first words in Spanish? Yes, you do - this is Easy Spanish! How? Because you read it using a new technique: bilingual reading (parallel text). How it works? It's simple: bilingual reading works by reading two versions of the same book or text at the same time. One version is in the language you want to learn (in this case, we'll help you learn Spanish) and the other version is in your native language or in another language that you feel comfortable with: here we will use English. This way, you can use simple words and phrases to learn Spanish the fun way with the bilingual reading natural method. Using this method, you will quickly begin to discover the meaning of words in Spanish and accumulate vocabulary quickly. With this Super Pack f 4 Books in 1 you can Save Money and Learn many words in Spanish reading it in your native language and in the language you want to learn. These are the 4 books you get in this Super Pack: [ Book 1 ] - OPPOSITES - 100 OPPOSITE WORDS [ Book 2 ] - ADJECTIVES - 100 ADJECTIVES [ Book 3 ] - OCCUPATIONS- 100 OCCUPATIONS [ Book 4 ] - SYNONYMS - SPANISH VERSION OF 100 FREQUENT SYNONYMS IN ENGLISH Little by little, with this spanish books pack for kids or adults, you will see that everyone is memorizing more vocabulary in an easy, fast and fun way. It's a great spanish vocabulary language learning resource. Let's start learning Spanish?
Priests were ubiquitous figures in the Anglo-Saxon world: they acted as educators, agents of royal authority, scribes, and dealers in real estate. But what set priests apart from the society in which they lived was the authority to provide pastoral care and their ability to use the written word. Early medieval bishops saw books as indispensable to a priest´s duties and episcopal legislation frequently provided lists of books that priests were to have: tools of the trade for the secular clergy. These books are not only an exceedingly valuable window into pastoral care, but also a barometer for the changes taking place in the English church of the tenth and eleventh centuries. This first full-length study of Anglo-Saxon priests´ books examines a wide array of evidence, including booklists, music, liturgy, narrative, and, crucially, the surviving manuscripts. The volume opens with a consideration of the context of a priest´s life and work, moving on to investigate the issues of clerical literacy and the availability of books to priests, uncovering avenues for priestly education and elucidating the role that the secular clergy played in channels of manuscript production and distribution. The second part analyses the documentary and manuscript evidence for certain classes of priests´ books, challenging existing thought and arguing that two poorly understood manuscripts are in fact books for priests. GERALD P. DYSON is Assistant Professor of History at Kentucky Christian University.
As a law student and young lawyer in the 1760s, Thomas Jefferson began writing abstracts of English common law reports. Even after abandoning his law practice, he continued to rely on his legal commonplace book to document the legal, historical, and philosophical reading that helped shape his new role as a statesman. Indeed, he made entries in the notebook in preparation for his mission to France, as president of the United States, and near the end of his life. This authoritative volume is the first to contain the complete text of Jefferson?s notebook. With more than 900 entries on such thinkers as Beccaria, Montesquieu, and Lord Kames, Jefferson?s Legal Commonplace Book is a fascinating chronicle of the evolution of Jefferson?s searching mind. Jefferson?s abstracts of common law reports, most published here for the first time, indicate his deepening commitment to whig principles and his incisive understanding of the political underpinnings of the law. As his intellectual interests and political aspirations evolved, so too did the content and composition of his notetaking. Unlike the only previous edition of Jefferson?s notebook, published in 1926, this edition features a verified text of Jefferson?s entries and full annotation, including essential information on the authors and books he documents. In addition, the volume includes a substantial introduction that places Jefferson?s text in legal, historical, and biographical context.
The early-twelfth-century Book of Llandaf is rightly notorious for its bogus documents - but it also provides valuable information on the early medieval history of south-east Wales and the adjacent parts of England. This study focuses on its 159 charters, which purport to date from the fifth century to the eleventh, arguing that most of them are genuine seventh-century and later documents that were adapted and ´´improved´´ to impress Rome and Canterbury in the context of Bishop Urban of Llandaf´s struggles in 1119-34 against the bishops of St Davids and Hereford and the ´´invasion´´ of monks from English houses such as Gloucester and Tewkesbury. After assembling other evidence for the existence of pre-twelfth-century Welsh charters, the author defends the authenticity of most of the Llandaf charters´ witness lists, elucidates their chronology, and analyses the processes of manipulation and expansion that led to the extant Book of Llandaf. This leads him to reassess the extent to which historians can exploit the rehabilitated charters as an indicator of social and economic change between the seventh and eleventh centuries and as a source for the secular and ecclesiastical history of south-east Wales and western England. PATRICK SIMS-WILLIAMS is a Fellow of the British Academy; he was formerly Reader in Celtic and Anglo-Saxon in the University of Cambridge and Professor of Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth University.