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London : Harper Press, 2012
Abstract: Set before and during the French Revolution in the cities of Paris and London, A Tale of Two Cities tells the story of Dr Manette's release from imprisonment in the Bastille and his reunion with daughter, Lucie. A French aristocrat Darnay and English lawyer Carton compete in their love for Lucie and the ensuing tale plays out against the menacing backdrop of the French Revolution and the shadow of the guillotine.
London : Vintage, 2012
Abstract: William Stoner enters the University of Missouri at nineteen to study agriculture. A seminar on English literature changes his life, and he never returns to work on his father's farm. Stoner becomes a teacher. He marries the wrong woman. His life is quiet, and after his death his colleagues remember him rarely. Yet with truthfulness, compassion and intense power, this novel uncovers a story of universal value. Stoner tells of the conflicts, defeats and victories of the human race that pass unrecorded by history, and reclaims the significance of an individual life. A reading experience like no other, itself a paean to the power of literature, it is a novel to be savoured.
[S.l.] : Roc, 2012
Abstract: The year is 2001, and cosmonauts uncover a mysterious monolith that has been buried on the Moon for at least three million years. To their astonishment, the monolith releases an equally mysterious pulse?a kind of signal?in the direction of Saturn after it is unearthed. Whether alarm or communication, the human race must know what the signal is?and who it was intended for. -- -- 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature
Berlin : Phaidon, 2012
[London] : Hebling, 2018
London : Helbling Languages, 2012
Abstract: Quando alcuni bulli prendono di mira Arjun, il più piccolo della classe, Tom, Ziggy e Tara decidono che è il momento di fare qualcosa. Danno così vita alla Squadra Anti Bulli, ma ben presto scoprono che il nemico è pronto a tutto. Riusciranno i tre a trovare un modo per fermare i bulli prima che sia troppo tardi? Helbling Readers Red Series è una serie di letture graduate illustrate, create e pensate appositamente per i ragazzi. Le letture sono graduate in 3 livelli corrispondenti a quelli del Quadro Comune Europeo di riferimento. Questo testo fa parte degli Helbling Fiction Original Stories, una serie di racconti inediti scritti appositamente per i giovani studenti di inglese come lingua straniera. Storie coinvolgenti scritte dai migliori autori internazionali di ELT con tanti accorgimenti narrativi e un livello linguistico controllato per assicurare una lettura agevole e piacevole. Registrazione in inglese britannico.
London : penguin books, 2012
Abstract: Harry Goldfarb, heroin addict and son of lonely widow Sara, cares only about enjoying the good life with girlfriend Marion and best friend Tyrone C Love, and making the most of all the hash, poppers and dope they can get. Sara Goldfarb sits at home with the TV, dreaming of the life she could have and struggling with her own addictions - food and diet pills. But these four will pay a terrible price for the pleasures they believe they are entitled to. A passionate, heart-breaking tale of the crushing weight of hope and expectation, Requiem for a Dream is a dark modern-day fable of New York
[Jinju, Korea] : Korean Academy of Teaching Philosophy in School
New York : Routledge, 2012
London : Headline, 2012
Abstract: It's been a while, but Lara Carson's back in Bath and lives are set to change as a result. Because Lara left her family and boyfriend Flynn eighteen years ago without a word to anyone. Why has no one heard from her since? Her childhood best friend Evie is thrilled Lara's back and able to share her happiness. Evie's about to walk down the aisle with her dream man, Joel. Or so she thinks... Then there's Flynn Erskine, even more attractive now and stunned to see Lara again. The spark between them is as strong as ever, but how's Flynn going to react when he discovers the secret she's been keeping from him? Oh yes, there's a lot of catching up to be done...
Milano : Fabbri Life, 2012
Abstract: È una bellissima bimba senza nome quella che Chun tiene tra le braccia. Ancora pochi istanti e dovrà separarsene, avvolgerla nel drappo di stoffa, posarla nella cesta di vimini e allontanarsi in fretta, senza cedere alla tentazione di voltarsi. Perché se il cielo ascolterà le sue preghiere, la porta dell'Istituto non tarderà ad aprirsi e una nuova vita, più bella e più facile, comincerà per la piccola lontano da qui. Dall'altra parte del mondo, in quello stesso momento, Maya Lange sta lavorando perché il sogno di Chun, e di tante altre come lei, possa avverarsi. È specializzata in speranza Maya, fondatrice e proprietaria di un'agenzia di adozioni: grazie a lei, il dolore di una madre si converte nella gioia di un'altra, un destino apparentemente segnato vira di colpo e le fila di vite fino a un attimo prima distanti si intrecciano a formare nuove, indissolubili trame d'amore. Sono più di quattrocento le bambine a cui Maya ha trovato, negli anni, una nuova famiglia, una casa. Di ciascuna lei conserva un ritratto, un ricordo. E nei momenti peggiori, quando le ansie, le paure e i dubbi degli aspiranti genitori minacciano di travolgerla, è sufficiente che Maya guardi i loro visi per ritrovare di colpo la forza di ascoltare, rassicurare, consolare. Perché il solo dolore che Maya abbia rinunciato a curare è quello che si porta dentro, irrimediabile come la perdita che lo ha causato. Ma il destino è un filo impossibile da spezzare, e Maya sta per scoprire chi c'è all'altro capo del suo.
London : Allen Lane, 2012
Abstract: Every time we choose a route to work, decide whether to go on a second date, or set aside money for a rainy day, we are making a prediction about the future. Yet from the global financial crisis to 9/11 to the Fukushima disaster, we often fail to foresee hugely significant events. In "The Signal and the Noise", the "New York Times'" political forecaster and statistics guru Nate Silver explores the art of prediction, revealing how we can all build a better crystal ball. In his quest to distinguish the true signal from a universe of noisy data, Silver visits hundreds of expert forecasters, in fields ranging from the stock market to the poker table, from earthquakes to terrorism. What lies behind their success? And why do so many predictions still fail? By analysing the rare prescient forecasts, and applying a more quantitative lens to everyday life, Silver distils the essential lessons of prediction. We live in an increasingly data-driven world, but it is harder than ever to detect the true patterns amid the noise of information. In this dazzling insider's tour of the world of forecasting, Silver reveals how we can all develop better foresight in our everyday lives.
London [etc.] : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Abstract: Jacquetta, daughter of the Count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, Duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of nineteen she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love, and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV. Of all the little-known but important women of the period, her dramatic story is the most neglected. With her links to Melusina, and to the founder of the house of Luxembourg, together with her reputation for making magic, she is the most haunting of heroines.
2. ed. rev. e update
Oxford : Oxford University press, 2012
Abstract: With over one million copies sold, The Undercover Economist has been hailed worldwide as a fantastic guide to the fundamental principles of economics. An economist's version of The Way Things Work, this engaging volume is part Economics 101 and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices. This revised edition, newly updated to consider the banking crisis and economic turbulence of the last four years, is essential for anyone who has wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why they can't seem to find a decent second-hand car, or how to outwit Starbucks. Senior columnist for the Financial Times Tim Harford brings his experience and insight to bear as he ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets. Harford punctures the myths surrounding some of today's biggest controversies, including the high cost of health-care; he reveals why certain environmental laws can put a smile on a landlord's face; and he explains why some industries can have high profits for innocent reasons, while in other industries something sinister is going on. Covering an array of economic concepts including scarce resources, market power, efficiency, price gouging, market failure, inside information, and game theory, Harford sheds light on how these forcesshape our day-to-day lives, often without our knowing it. Showing us the world through the eyes of an economist, Tim Harford reveals that everyday events are intricate games of negotiations, contests of strength, and battles of wits. Written with a light touch and sly wit, The Undercover Economist turns 'the dismal science' into a true delight
Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton university press, 2012
Abstract: Elliptic Tales describes the latest developments in number theory by looking at one of the most exciting unsolved problems in contemporary mathematics--the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. The Clay Mathematics Institute is offering a prize of $1 million to anyone who can discover a general solution to the problem. The key to the conjecture lies in elliptic curves, which are cubic equations in two variables. These equations may appear simple, yet they arise from some very deep--and often very mystifying--mathematical ideas. Using only basic algebra and calculus while presenting numerous eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make these ideas accessible to general readers, and, in the process, venture to the very frontiers of modern mathematics. Along the way, they give an informative and entertaining introduction to some of the most profoundmay appear simple, yet they arise from some very deep--and often very mystifying--mathematical ideas. Using only basic algebra and calculus while presenting numerous eye-opening examples, Ash and Gross make these ideas accessible to general readers, and, in the process, venture to the very frontiers of modern mathematics. Along the way, they give an informative and entertaining introduction to some of the most profound discoveries of the last three centuries in algebraic geometry, abstract algebra, and number theory. They demonstrate how mathematics grows more abstract to tackle ever more challenging problems, and how each new generation of mathematicians builds on the accomplishments of those who preceded them. Ash and Gross fully explain how the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture sheds light on the number theory of elliptic curves, and how it provides a beautiful and startling connection between two very different objects arising from an elliptic curve, one based on calculus, the other on algebra.
London : Faber and Faber, 2012
Abstract: It is 1803, six years since Elizabeth and Darcy embarked on their life together at Pemberley, Darcy's magnificent estate. Their peaceful, orderly world seems almost unassailable. Elizabeth has found her footing as the chatelaine of the great house. They have two fine sons, Fitzwilliam and Charles. Elizabeth's sister Jane and her husband, Bingley, live nearby; her father visits often; there is optimistic talk about the prospects of marriage for Darcy's sister Georgiana. And preparations are under way for their much-anticipated annual autumn ball. But now, Pemberley is thrown into chaos after Elizabeth Bennett's disgraced sister Lydia arrives and announces that her husband Wickham has been murdered
London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2012
Abstract: The coroner’s verdict is accidental death. Ian Cresswell slipped, hit his head and drowned in the boathouse – a tragic accident. Ian’s uncle, business magnate Bernard Fairclough, is not so sure. To put his mind at rest, he requests the discreet involvement of Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley, not for a formal investigation, but for a confidential review of the circumstances of his nephew’s demise. Still grieving for his murdered wife, Lynley has personal reasons for welcoming a spell away from London, and from his complicated relationship with Superintendent Isabelle Ardery. He heads to the wild beauty of the Lake District, with Deborah and Simon St James to provide cover for his enquiries.
Maumelle : Leisure arts, 2012
Abstract: This title features eight wool appliqued designs, which include 7 pillows and 1 oval box lid. Most designs have a rural and autumn motif. One pillow includes pink and taupe hearts, perfect for a Valentines gift. The designs include embroidery with a variety of fibers and ribbons. Full instructions, colour diagrams and patterns are included. All stitches are included in the general instructions. Designs are Ready for Harvest, Home of the Giant Pumpkin, Little Heart Farm (oval box), Pumpkin Valley, Sheep on a Hill, Sheep in the Meadow, Pumpkin Hill Road and Valentines. Two of the smaller pillows can double as a large pin cushion and instructions for making giant pins are included.
London : Vintage, 2012
Abstract: But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them'This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted.
London : Arrow, 2012
Abstract: In the course of a career that encompassed nearly one hundred novels and short story collections (written over more than seventy years)