Millenia ago, the Old Ones ruled our planet. Since that time, they have but slumbered. But when a massive sea tremor brings the ancient stone city of R'lyeh to the surface once more, the Old Ones awaken at last. "The Whisperer in Darkness" brings together the original Cthulhu Mythos stories of the legendary horror writer H.P. Lovecraft. Included in this volume are several early tales, along with the classics "The Call of Cthulhu", "The Dunwich Horror" and "At the Mountains of Madness". Arm yourself with a copy of Abdul Alhazred's fabled Necronomican and prepare to face terrors beyond the wildest imaginings of all save H.P.Lovecraft. Формат: 12,5 см х 19,5 см.
Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended «kid lit» that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.
Contemporary / British English One winter's morning in New York State, there is an accident on an icy mountain road. Thirteen-year-old Grace and her much-loved horse, Pilgrim, are very badly hurt. Grace's mother beleives her daughter will only recover if her horse can be saved. Can Pilgrim be nursed back to health? Can the Horse Whisperer work his magic?
Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, Heart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the nineteenth century, the story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation on European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals. The other two stories in this book - Youth and The End of the Tether - concern the sea and those who sail upon it, a genre in which Conrad reigns supreme.
"I have cancer. Cancer does not have me."Sophie Sabbage was diagnosed with late-stage incurable lung cancer in October 2014. She was forty-eight years old, happily married with a four-year-old daughter. Since that day she has been on a remarkable journey of healing and transformation that has changed her life for the better. The Cancer Whisperer chronicles Sophie's extraordinary relationship with cancer and the methods that she has used for dealing with her fear, anger, denial, and grief. She offers a groundbreaking practical guide that will encourage cancer patients to:-Direct their own treatment while preserving their personhood -Engage with fear, anger, and grief in healthy and healing ways -Radically shift from being a cancer victim to seeing cancer less as a disease than as a symptom of other underlying causes
Darkness at Noon is set in an unnamed country ruled by a totalitarian government. Rubashov, once a powerful player in the regime, finds the tables turned on him when he is arrested and tried for treason. His reflections on his previous life and his experiences in prison form the heart of this moving and though-provoking masterpiece.
Tracy Hogg's incredible sensitivity and ability to read infants' cries, coos and assorted baby noises quickly earned her the admiration and gratitude of high-profile couples, including a host of celebrities. In her bestselling book Secrets of the Baby Whisperer, Tracy demystified the magic she performed with some 5,000 babies. This handbag-sized, easy-to-use edition distils her wisdom enabling parents to work out what kind of baby they have, what kind of mother and father they are and what kind of parenting plan will work best for them. Tracy's practical programme works with infants as young as a day old and is a lifesaver for any new parent.
Первые тревожные нотки слышатся уже в самом начале повествования, хотя ничего ещё не предвещает страшной трагедии, которой суждено произойти в недалёком будущем. Девочка, ставшая калекой, утратившая надежду на свет; мать, потерявшаяся в самой себе; мужчина, который любил однажды и не думал, что когда-нибудь вспомнит это чувство. Все персонажи раскрываются перед нами как на ладони, и объединяет их едва выживший в катастрофе конь, которого собираются умертвить, но мать идёт на отчаянный риск ради своей дочери. В адаптации сохранены стилистические, пунктуационные и другие авторские особенности. Текст сокращён и адаптирован. Уровень B2.
Between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Arab explorers journeyed widely and frequently into the far north, crossing territories that now include Russia, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. Ibn Fadlan's chronicles of his travels are one of the most important documents from the period, and this illuminating new translation offers insight into the world of the Arab geographers and the medieval lands of the far north. Based on an expedition to the upper Volga River in 922 AD, "Ibn Fadla-n and the Land of Darknes" provides a rare and valuable glimpse of Viking customs, dress, table manners, religion, and sexual practices, including the only eyewitness account ever written of a Viking ship cremation.