Domino

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144646668X

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1912

By the author of the acclaimed Brunelleschi's Dome. After meeting the mysterious and beautiful Lady Beauclair at a society ball, George Cautley, a hapless young artist adrift in the gilded world of 1770s London, paints her portrait. She, in turn, tells him the scandalous story of Tristano, a castrato singer in Handel's opera company fifty years before. But Cautley also meets the eminent painter Sir Endymion Starker that same evening and his mistress, Eleanora, who has another tragic tale to tell, one that will have George unwittingly re-enacting the fate of Tristano...

Just Enough Physiology

Author: James R. Munis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199921474

Category: Medical

Page: 176

View: 8678

Launched on Oxford Medicine Online in 2012, with the full-text of eight Mayo Clinic Scientific Press (MCSP) print titles and a bank of multiple-choice questions, Mayo Clinic Toolkit provides a single location for resident, fellow, and practicing clinicians to undertake the self-testing necessary to prepare for, and pass, the Boards. Just Enough Physiology takes the user on a guided tour of cardiopulmonary physiology. They will discover how the heart, lungs, and circulation work in extreme environments so that they are better equipped to understand how they function-or malfunction-at the bedside, in the operating room, or in the intensive care unit. Just Enough Physiology will prepare all students and physicians-in-training for Board Exams while also teaching them how to think like a physiologist. Highlights of The Mayo Clinic Toolkit include: - Each title is presented in an enhanced format, allowing the enlargement and download of all figures and images, and linking to external sources referenced in the text. - The multiple-choice questions are designed to mirror those in the Board exam for realistic preparation; they also link back to the relevant title, and allow the user to measure their development through the recording of practice-exam success. - It can be accessed on a range of internet enabled devices, giving residents, fellows, and practicing clinicians the choice to study in locations which suit them - Subscription lengths range from 1-month to a full year. Combining two complimentary resource types into a single location, with enhancements to the print works, the flexibility to choose where and when to study, and the ability to monitor revision progress, Mayo Clinic Toolkit is truly the go-to site for Board preparation.

The Hermit in the Garden

From Imperial Rome to Ornamental Gnome

Author: Gordon Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199696993

Category: Architecture

Page: 257

View: 4733

Presents a history of ornamental hermits, garden figures, and garden design in eighteenth century England.

Studio Five

Author: Anthony Manning

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194247658

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 51

View: 6712

Fay loves making 'The Friends' Hour' for Studio Five, but her boss - Jason - is always angry with her. One day, a young man - Simon Jones - phones her show. Soon Fay must find Simon, and work hard to keep her job. Then her best friend - Wing - stops helping her. What can Fay do now? Can sheand Wing stay friends?

Grey Owl

Author: Vicky Shipton

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9781405881852

Category: Education

Page: 46

View: 6349

Reading level: 3 [orange].

Little Mouse Wants an Apple

Author: なかえよしを

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9784902216820

Category:

Page: 31

View: 3918

Little Mouse hungrily stands by and watches as all the animals come by and use their abilities to get apples from a tree, until a sea lion comes along with an idea for how they can help each other.

Ex Libris

Author: Ross King

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448189608

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6015

Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbold's hunt for one of these stolen volumes - a lost Hermetic text - soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue; his fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.

East 43rd Street Level 5

Author: Alan Battersby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521783637

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 8881

Modern, original fiction for learners of English. It's Christmas in New York and Private Investigator Nathan Marley is hired by a rich attractive woman to reclaim a briefcase of jewellery from a locker at Grand Central station. Marley is right not to trust the woman and soon finds himself involved in a case of criminal activity involving fraud, computer hacking and kidnap.

Henry VIII and his Six Wives - With Audio Level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library

Author: Janet Hardy-Gould

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0194631680

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 64

View: 5012

A level 2 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Written for Learners of English by Janet Hardy-Gould. There were six of them – three Katherines, two Annes, and a Jane. One of them was the King’s wife for twenty-four years, another for only a year and a half. One died, two were divorced, and two were beheaded. It was a dangerous, uncertain life. After the King’s death in 1547, his sixth wife finds a box of old letters – one from each of the first five wives. They are sad, angry, frightened letters. They tell the story of what it was like to be the wife of Henry VIII of England.

The Caribbean File Beginner/Elementary Book with Audio CD Pack

Author: Richard MacAndrew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107655498

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 32

View: 5389

Award-winning original fiction for learners of English. At seven levels, from Starter to Advanced, this impressive selection of carefully graded readers offers exciting reading for every student's capabilities. Secret agent Ian Munro is sent to the islands of the Caribbean to discover what two notorious terrorists are doing there. He tracks down the men and their beautiful female accomplice, and then follows them as they put their plan to dominate the world into action. How can he stop them? And what about the kidnapped boy and his nuclear scientist father? This paperback contains an Audio CD with complete text recordings from the book.

William Tell and Other Stories

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194243384

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 42

View: 1119

This series provides reading and learning at four language levels through a range of integrated activities designed to develop reading skills, consolidate vocabulary, and offer personalized project work.

Gang of Five

Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade

Author: Nina J. Easton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743211642

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

View: 5273

In Gang of Five, bestselling author Nina J. Easton adds an important element to the history of American politics in the last thirty years. This is the story of the other, less well known segment of the baby-boom generation. These are young conservative activists who arrived on campus in the 1970s in rebellion against everything "sixties" and went on to overturn the political dynamics of the country in the 1980s and 1990s. They've been waging what Newt Gingrich called a "war without blood" for three decades. Gang of Five portrays the intertwining careers of five major figures: BILL KRISTOL, the Harvard-educated elitist and publisher of the Weekly Standard, is the liberal establishment's worst nightmare -- a witty, erudite Rightist who was a leading force behind the demise of the Clinton health care plan, the historic reform of welfare, and the decision of House Republicans to impeach the president. RALPH REED, the hardball politico who helped turn an organization called the College Republicans into a kind of communist cell of the Right, in the 1990s tried to give the Religious Right a softer face as leader of the Christian Coalition but was thwarted by his thirst for power and the narrow fundamentalism of his activist followers. CLINT BOLICK, a leading force in the spread of school choice programs and the anti-affirmative action strategist who sank Lani Guinier's appointment, is the idealist who seeks to convince civil rights leaders that his legal work on behalf of disadvantaged minorities is sincere and that liberal programs hurt the people they are meant to help. GROVER NORQUIST, the "market Leninist" who divides the world into "good" and "evil," is at the hub of Hillary Clinton's "vast right-wing conspiracy" and is the architect of a no-new-taxes pledge signed by all major Republican candidates in the 1990s. DAVID MCINTOSH, the policy wonk who took the movement's war on Washington to Congress as leader of the House Republican freshmen during the Gingrich Revolution, pushed his party toward confrontation with the White House and is now running for governor in Indiana. In contrast to earlier generations of conservatives, these leaders and their allies tasted success, first with Ronald Reagan's twin victories in the 1980s and then, in the 1990s, with the Republican capture of Congress. They play to win and have had a hand in every major insurrection from the Right over the past two decades -- from abortion politics to government shutdowns to political muckracking. No politician can ignore their agenda or escape the new hardball rules they've written for national politics.

The Bird of Happiness and Other Wise Tales

Author: Tim Herdon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780194249195

Category: English language

Page: 65

View: 7109

What is the secret of happiness, or the best thing for a wife to take with her when she leaves home? How does a man pay for the smell of bread, or decide if he is lucky? What happens when a friend steals a gift meant for you, or is careless when he tries to make his dreams of a better life come true? How can you change dirt into gold, or get what you want? The eight wise tales in this collection can teach us some important lessons about life. If you need lively supplementary reading material, take a look at Oxford Dominoes - the readers series with integrated activities, ideal for individual study or for reading practice in class. The activities in Dominoes keep students engaged in the stories and help to reinforce their understanding of the key language. They can be completed at home or in class. The project activities in Dominoes build on the themes from the story and encourage students to draw on their own experiences. Activities include note-taking and language tasks, leading to extended writing, poster-making, and class presentations. They are ideal for group work in class or individual assignments.

The Troven

Author: Eric Buffington

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943183302

Category:

Page: 386

View: 769

For centuries, young men in their eighteenth year have been sent away from the small village of Dungan for a year-long exile as they begin their journey into manhood. This traditional exile, the Troven, was instituted so that young men may find themselves, find their purpose, and find their place in the world. When Kaz Kinsley and his three friends leave to begin their Troven, all they have on their minds is getting to the first sign of civilization and finding a way to survive on their own. Fate has more in mind for these young men, though. Stone Seekers are on the move, sent by the evil sorcerer Mordyar to find six magical stones, each with the power to enhance one of six gifts every person in Denall is born with. When Kaz unknowingly comes into possession of the Sight Stone, he and his friends become part of the story of the Stones of Power, and their Troven suddenly becomes something much more.