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Grandes Personajes Picasso (+ CD-ROM)

Grandes Personajes Picasso (+ CD-ROM)

Malaga, Barcelona, París, pintura, bohemia, pasión, vitalidad inagotable son apenas unas pinceladas que sugieren la intensa y atrayente vida de Pablo Picasso. En esta lectura se recorre la biografía de este genial personaje a través de los retratos de las mujeres a las que amó. El texto, redactado por periodistas especializados pero en un español asequible para el nivel, se completa con muchas imagenes y recuadros con información curiosa acerca del personaje. El libro incluye fotografías, un glosario en español a pie de pagina, y otro en varias lenguas al final del libro. Ademas, la lectura va acompañada de actividades variadas y de un CD donde se puede escuchar el relato.


Paris: Portrait of a City

Paris: Portrait of a City

L’air de Paris: The vivid history of the capital of love and photography A city built on two millennia of history, Paris is entering the third century of its love story with photography. It was on the banks of the Seine that Ni?pce and Daguerre officially gave birth to this new art that has flourished ever since, developing a distinctive language and becoming a vital tool of knowledge. Paris: Portrait of a City leads us through what Goethe described as a “universal city where every step upon a bridge or a square recalls a great past, where a fragment of history is unrolled at the corner of every street.” The history of Paris is recounted in photographs ranging from Daguerre’s early incunabula to the most recent images—an almost complete record of over a century and a half of transformations and a vast panorama spanning more than 600 pages and 500 photographs. This book brings together the past and the present, the monumental and the everyday, objects and people. Images captured by the most illustrious photographers—Daguerre, Marville, Atget, Lartigue, Brassa?, Kert?sz, Ronis, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, and many more—but also by many unknown photographers, attempt to bottle just a little of that “Parisian air,” something of that particular poetry given out by the stones and inhabitants of a constantly changing city that has inspired untold numbers of writers and artists over the ages. Presenting an exciting patchwork of images from past and present, Paris: Portrait of a City is a huge and unique photographic study that, in a way, is the true family album of all Parisians. It is to them, and to all lovers of this capital city, that this vibrant, loving, and tender testimony is dedicated.


The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

This is a troubling story of crime, sin, guilt, punishment and expiation, set in the rigid moral climate of 17th-century New England. The young mother of an illegitimate child confronts her Puritan judges. However, it is not so much her harsh sentence, but the cruelties of slowly exposed guilt as her lover is revealed, that hold the reader enthralled all the way to the book’s poignant climax.


Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories

Batman: Mad Love and Other Stories

Now in trade paperback, this fantastic collection features the origin of Harley Quinn, co-starring The Joker and Poison Ivy.


Trigger Warning. Short Fictions and Disturbances

Trigger Warning. Short Fictions and Disturbances

From one of the most critically acclaimed and beloved storytellers of our time comes a major new collection of stories and verse We each have our little triggers… things that wait for us in the dark corridors of our lives. So says Neil Gaiman in his introduction to Trigger Warning, a remarkable compendium of twenty-five stories and poems that explore the transformative power of imagination. In «Adventure Story» a thematic companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane Gaiman ponders death and the ways in which people take their stories with them when they die. «A Calendar of Tales» is comprised of short pieces about the months of the year stories of pirates and March winds, an igloo made of books, and a Mother’s Day card that portends disturbances in the universe. Gaiman offers his own ingenious spin on Sherlock Holmes in his award-nominated mystery tale The Case of Death and Honey. Also included is Nothing O’Clock, a very special Doctor Who story that was written for the beloved series in 2013, as well as the never-before-published Black Dog, a haunting new tale that revisits the world of American Gods as Shadow Moon stops in at a village pub on his way back to America. Gaiman, a sophisticated writer whose creative genius is unparalleled, entrances with his literary alchemy and transports us deep into an undiscovered country where the fantastical becomes real and the everyday is incandescent. Replete with wonder and terror, surprises and amusements, Trigger Warning is a treasury of literary delights that engage the mind, stir the heart, and shake the soul.


Oxford Student’s Dictionary

Oxford Student’s Dictionary

The new look contemporary Oxford Student’s Dictionary provides comprehensive vocabulary coverage and language support to upper secondary students preparing for exams and beyond. It contains thousands of cross-curricular words and phrases, with example sentences and context to show how language is used in practice. Technical vocabulary, special guidance on spelling, grammar, and usage, and additional help with synonyms and word origins help to develop wide-ranging language and writing skills. It is powered by the Oxford Children’s Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words written for children. The clear layout, simple definitions, pronunciation guides, and subject labels make this the perfect language reference tool for secondary school as well as for continued use at home. In addition, for free downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles and much more, go online to the www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools website.


The Logic of Concept Expansion

The Logic of Concept Expansion

This book studies the important issue of the possibility of conceptual change—a possibility traditionally denied by logicians—from the perspective of philosophy of mathematics. The author also looks at aspects of language, and his conclusions have implications for a theory of concepts, truth and thought. The book will appeal to readers in the philosophy of mathematics, logic, and the philosophy of mind and language.


A History of the Royal Navy. World War II

A History of the Royal Navy. World War II

The Royal Navy’s operations in World War II started on 3 September 1939 and continued until the surrender of Japan in August 1945 — there was no ‘phoney war’ at sea. The navy played a central role in the evacuation of the retreating British army at Dunkirk, and later orchestrated the sinking of Germany’s mighty battleship and Hitler’s pride, the Bismarck. Without the Royal Navy’s attention to the defence of Britain’s seaborne trade — especially in the struggle against German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic — there would not have been food for the country, fuel for the RAF’s operations or supplies to keep the army fighting in Europe, North Africa and the Far East. Yet the outstanding naval contribution to Britain’s survival and eventual victory came at a heavy cost in terms of ships and to the men who had to face not just the violence of the enemy, but also the violence of the sea. This book argues that World War II was, effectively, a maritime war; it was the Royal Navy’s war.


450 Orthographe Nouveaux Exercices Debutants Livre + Corriges

450 Orthographe Nouveaux Exercices Debutants Livre + Corriges

Le 450 nouveaux exercices d’orthographe s’adresse à un public de niveau débutant.
Cet ouvrage propose 450 activités d’apprentissage et de réemploi pour apprendre, s’exercer, tester ses connaissances et ainsi progresser dans la maîtrise de l’orthographe du français.
— Chaque point d’orthographe est présenté à travers une variété d’exercices à difficulté progressive et prenant en compte les faits de langue les plus fréquemment utilisés en début d’apprentissage.
— Chaque exercice est accompagné d’un exemple.
— Chaque chapitre se termine par deux bilans d’évaluation.
Cette collection est conçue pour une utilisation en classe ou à la maison: un livret contenant les corrigés des exercices est placé à l’intérieur du livre; le professeur ou l’élève peut ainsi décider de le retirer ou de le conserver dès le début de l’apprentissage.


ABC (52 flashcards)

ABC (52 flashcards)

This bumper flashcard pack is perfect for familiarising young children with the alphabet. The first 26 double-sided cards help to teach both the big and little letter shapes, while the next 26 cards introduce the phonic letter sounds — a as in apple and b as in bird. Also included in the pack are comprehensive hints and tips for parents and ideas for fun games to play, as well as 30 motivational stickers.