Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus' landing had crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago; existed mainly in small nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the land that the Americas were, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness. But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent the last 30 years proving these and many other long-held assumptions wrong.
More than seven years after his death, Michael Jackson continues to fascinate the world. Shana Mangatal was one of Jackson's only constant and true rocks of stability for nearly two decades. Their relationship was quiet and sweet and real - a closely guarded secret, known only to a few trusted employees and friends. Shana is now coming forward to tell their love story. Her story is rich with every little detail.
Chcesz opanowac slownictwo angielskie pozwalajace na swobodne prowadzenie rozmowy w róznych sytuacjach? Ucz sie z kursem "Angielski Vocabulary Master - 100 Irregular Verbs", którego glównym celem jest nauka i trwale zapamietanie 100 popularnych czasowników nieregularnych najczesciej wystepujacych w codziennych rozmowach i tekstach pisanych. Dzieki specjalnie opracowanym cwiczeniom, które ucza czasowników w kontekscie szybko je opanujesz i utrwalisz oraz nauczysz sie ich uzywac w odpowiednich czasach.
Do you want to master the vocabulary required to conduct conversations freely in various situations? Listen to "English Vocabulary Master - Irregular Verbs. Elementary / Intermediate Level". This audio course is aimed to teach and consolidate knowledge of 100 irregular verbs that occur most frequently in everyday conversations and written texts. Learning takes place through the association of meanings in contexts. The set of exercises in each lesson allow the learner to master and consolidate the verbs quickly.
When lonely single mum Janey stumbles into an art workshop, she can't believe her eyes when her left hand mysteriously scribbles a picture of two little girls and a message from someone called 'Hattie': Janey's childhood best friend who she lost touch with after Hattie's family suddenly moved away in mysterious circumstances.
A rich and varied anthology of inventive classic tales by some of the world's top storytellers. 'A Deal in Ostriches' by H. G. Wells, 'The Scarecrow' by G. Ranger Wormser, 'Only a Dream' by H. Rider Haggard, 'The Magic Shop' by H. G. Wells, 'The Business of Madame Jahn' by Vincent O'Sullivan, 'The Old Portrait' by Hume Nisbet, 'The Yellow Globe' by Alexander W. Drake, 'The Last Trump' by Hugh Walpole, 'The White Cat' by W. W. Jacobs.
Le Grand Meaulnes is one of the great classics of French literature, a mysterious, even impressionistic tale of adolescence in the French countryside in the dying years of the 19th century. A teenager, Agustin Meaulnes, arrives in a country school, and his strong personality immediately affects its rural atmosphere, especially in the eyes of his younger school companion, the 15 year old François.
Four amazingly arousing stories of adventurous college girls and seductive older women. This sizzling collection of threesomes and seductions will send your pulse soaring and take you to your happy place.
The Dragonets struggle to fulfill the prophecy and - somehow - end the war in this thrilling new installment of the best-selling Wings of Fire series! It all comes down to this: The Dragonets of Destiny must finally bring the epic war to an end, reconcile the seven tribes, choose the next queen of Pyrrhia, and make it out alive.
The war between the tribes is finally over, and now the dragonets of the prophecy have a plan for lasting peace: Jade Mountain Academy, a school that will gather dragonets from all the tribes and teach them to live together, perhaps even as friends. Moonwatcher isn't sure how she feels about school, however.
Anne Frank is the most well-known victim of the Holocaust. In 1945, at the age of 15, she died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, becoming one of the six million Jews who were murdered in Europe under the Nazi regime. But through her writing, her memory lives on. Jemma Saunders goes beyond Anne Frank's diary to fill in the gaps about her family history, her life before she went into hiding, and her final months at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. A sobering tale, Anne Frank's story is one that will continue to inspire for decades to come.
A quarter of a century after the end of Communism swept away the ideological conflict of the "short 20th century", a new world is once again taking shape, this time in the Middle East. But what does the crisis in the region, and its refugee exodus into Europe, signify for the future of the world? And why has the noble dream of nation-building failed? Focusing mainly on religion, ideology or economics, most analysis ignored one crucial factor: asabiyyah, or group feeling, something outlined six and a half centuries ago.
A Town of Empty Rooms presents the story of Serena and Dan Shine, estranged from one another as they separately grieve over the recent loss of Serena's father and Dan's older brother. Serena's actions cause the couple and their two small children to be banished from New York City, and they settle in the only town that will offer Dan employment: Waring, North Carolina.
Tornadoes are funnel-shaped clouds that can cause massive destruction on the ground. Their winds can swirl faster than 260 miles per hour! In addition to factual information, youngsters will learn about how such extreme weather affects the lives of people in areas where these atmospheric storms are common. Using clear wording, Gail Gibbons explains how tornadoes form, the scale used for classifying them, and what to do in case one should be near you.
The countdown to Christmas has begun, and Isabelle is on a family day out at the zoo. As her sister watches the penguins, Isabelle is the only one to catch a glimpse of a snow leopard, with its beautiful spotted silver-grey coat and long fluffy tail. Fascinated by these rare and endangered creatures, Isabelle tries to find out what she can do to help protect them. Little does she know she's about to be whisked into her very own magical snow leopard adventure, where a mother and her cubs are in danger....
John Smith may have the most boring name in the world, but his life is anything but dull! When Ivan the Horrible and his gang of bloodthirsty villains are out to cause mayhem and misery in the Queen's castle, there's only one boy who can defeat him - Sir John the (Mostly) Brave! And only Cap'n John the (Slightly) Fierce can stand up to Cap'n Black, the meanest, grizzliest pirate who ever lived!
Tom's fed up when his dad moves them to Trefuggle Bay. But then he meets two unusual new friends. In an old caravan at the end of a cliff live two legends of the Escorvian circus: the amazing Berto Baboomski and his performing goat, Zoltan. Berto may be a crazy-looking nutcake with a bonkers moustache, but he's full of circus wisdom, which he passes on to Tom.
Dr Manne isn't himself when he's called out by the police to evaluate a man suspected of psychosis. But the man is perfectly calm, and insists he's not who the police says he is. Manne isn't sure what to believe, but something definitely isn't right. Before he knows it, he's helping his patient escape from an unfamiliar psychiatric hospital. Then a careless slip on the subway leads to a horrific accident.
The reawakening of ancient sorcery is bringing new creatures to the world of Clovenstone. A network of tunnels is sneaking into the heart of goblin territory. Skarper and his friends try to halt this underground invasion, but the dwarves - ruthless, cunning and covered in mole-droppings - are dangerous. The heroes of Goblins must defend their magical castle in a fabulously action-packed sequel from one of the master storytellers of children's fantasy fiction.
Jack Colby, car detective, takes a seemingly routine commission that precipitates him into a dangerous world of secrets and murder. A commission to buy a classic Packard saloon from the 1930s should have been routine, but this Packard is special...and as Jack struggles to piece together the car's history and the mystery surrounding it, he is soon catapulted into a world where nothing is as it seems.