Bring the world of English language learning to life through breathtaking images and fascinating facts which interest and stimulate students. Teach them about the world we live in, its people, its customs and its wonders. World Wonders 2: Test Book accompanies World Wonders 2: Student's Book. The tests contained in the Test Book contain a variety of tasks and test students at regular intervals during the academic year. The materials contained in each test reflect the content of the corresponding unit in the Student's Book. Key features: 12 three-page unit tests, one for each unit in the Student's Book; 1 five-page mid-year test covering the first 6 units of the Student's Book; 1 five-page end-of-year test covering the entire Student's Book; A score sheet to record the test results.
E. H. Gombrich's "Little History of the World", though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the "Little History" brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations – most of them in full colour – are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.
Created with the cooperation of the Jordan estate, adapted by well-known comics writer Chuck Dixon and illustrated by the talented Chase Conley, The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel has been hailed as an exciting interpretation of Robert Jordan's classic fantasy novel. The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One begins Robert Jordan's epic tale by introducing Rand al'Thor and his friends Matrim and Perrin at home in Emond's Field, shortly before the spring festival. Moiraine Damodred and Lan Mandragoran appear and almost before Rand knows it, he's fleeing his home village with Moiraine, Lan, his friends, and Egwene al'Vere, the innkeeper's daughter, who wishes to become an Aes Sedai. The conclusion of this volume leaves the travelers on the road to Baerlon, barely ahead of the pursuing Trollocs and Draghkar. But even as they run for their lives, Moiraine and Lan begin to teach the young people what they will need to know to survive in this dangerous world.The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel, Volume One contains the first eight issues of The Wheel of Time comic book published by Dynamite Entertainment.
Bring the world of English language learning to life through breathtaking images and fascinating facts which interest and stimulate students. Teach them about the world we live in, its people, its customs and its wonders. 'World Wonders 1 Test Book accompanies World Wonders 1 Students Book. The tests contained in the Test Book contain a variety of tasks and test students at regular intervals during the academic year. The materials contained in each test reflect the content of the corresponding unit in the Student's Book. Key features: 12 three-page unit tests, one for each unit in the Student's Book. 1 five-page mid-year test covering the first 6 units of the Student's Book. 1 five-page end-of-year test covering the entire Student's Book. A score sheet to record the test results.
This is a completely new and updated edition of J.M.Roberts and Odd Arne Westad's widely acclaimed, landmark bestseller "The Penguin History of the World". For generations of readers "The Penguin History of the World" has been one of the great cultural experiences - the entire story of human endeavour laid out in all its grandeur and folly, drama and pain in a single authoritative book. Now, for the first time, it has been completely overhauled for its 6th edition - not just bringing it up to date, but revising it throughout in the light of new research and discoveries, such as the revolution in our understanding of many civilizations in the Ancient World. The closing sections of the book reflect what now seems to be the inexorable rise of Asia and the increasingly troubled situation in the West.
This is the book that leaped to the top ranks of the bestseller lists. The book that got the business world reading, thinking, and quoting. The book that revealed the leadership secrets of Attila the Hun-the man who centuries ago commanded a band of nomadic warriors that conquered Europe. Now, with new principles based on Attila's life, this enhanced edition of the classic bestseller offers us time-tested lessons in win-directed, take-charge management. Prepare to conquer the world of business with…
Critical Praise forThe Alchemy of Finance "The Alchemy of Finance joins Reminiscences of a Stock Operator as a timeless instructional guide of the marketplace." Paul Tudor Jones From the Foreword to the First Edition "An extraordinary . . . inside look into the decision-making process of the most successful money manager of our time. Fantastic." The Wall Street Journal "A breathtakingly brilliant book. Soros is one of the core of masters . . . who can actually begin to digest the astonishing complexity . . . of the game of finance in recent years." Esquire "A seminal investment book . . . it should be read, underlined, and thought about page by page, concept by idea. . . . Hes the best pure investor ever . . . probably the finest analyst of the world in our time." Barton M. Biggs Director, BKF Capital Group, Inc. Updated to include a new Preface and Introduction by Soros, and a Foreword by Paul A. Volcker George Soros is unquestionably the most powerful and profitable investor in the world today. Dubbed by BusinessWeek as "The Man Who Moves Markets," Soros once made a billion dollars by betting that the British pound would be devalued. Soros is not merely a man of finance, but a thinker to reckon with as well. In The Alchemy of Finance, this extraordinary man reveals the investment strategies that have made him "a superstar among money managers"(The New York Times).
This mystical colouring book presents an abundance of famous scenes and characters inspired by Tolkien's Middle-earth. From Gandalf the Grey to the humble Hobbits, take time off from the busy pace of life and indulge your imagination while exploring the enthralling world of The Lord of the Rings and other tales. There's something new on every page as you discover the intricate elvish designs, fearsome characters and breath-taking landscapes - perfect to satisfy Tolkien fans and beyond. This book is unofficial and is not authorised by the Tolkien Estate or HarperCollins Publishers.
DC Comics is proud to present an all-new retrospective edition of one of the greatest graphic novels ever in WATCHMEN: THE ANNOTATED EDITION. This book examines each of the series’ twelve issues in unprecedented detail, moving page by page and panel by panel to reveal the hidden foundations of this milestone in modern storytelling. Edited with notes by Leslie S. Klinger, this new edition draws upon critical and scholastic commentary, in-depth interviews with Dave Gibbons, and previously unseen original source material, all printed in black and white. Klinger provides the reader with a unique and comprehensive view of WATCHMEN as both a singular artistic achievement and a transformative event in the history of comics as a medium. Set in a world in which history has been forever altered by the existence of superheroes, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ monumental graphic novel WATCHMEN is one of the most influential comic book series of all time. Following two generations of masked crime-fighters from the end of World War II to the height of the Cold War, this compelling tale unfolds from a simple murder mystery into an epic saga of power, corruption and the ultimate meaning of humanity. More than 30 years after it was first published, Moore and Gibbons’ masterpiece continues to inspire and entertain readers around the world. Named one of Time magazine’s 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century, WATCHMEN has won countless critical accolades and honors, including the Eisner Award and the Hugo Award.
Welcome to the English World Level 1 Grammar Practice Book.In this book you will find a variety of activities which practise the grammar points in Pupil's Book 1 and Workbook 1. There are also activities which practise writing skills and phonics/pronunciation. These activities can be used in class or for homework.There is a unit in the Grammar Practice Book for each unit in the Pupil's Book and the Workbook. There are three pages in each unit:• Page 1 of each unit practises the main grammar point of the unit.• Page 2 of each unit practises the Grammar in conversation point.• Page 3 of each unit has a Grammar Street activity, which practises the grammar points from pages 1 and 2; and a Writing skills activity which practises the writing from the Workbook Writing skills page.The Review pages practise the grammar from the previous three units. Each grammar activity in the Review units has a score out of 5. This gives a total score of 20. The children write their score for the Review pages in a box on the page. They can assess their level of achievement by reading the comments in the Score Box.The phonics and spelling section of each unit in the Pupil's Book is practised at the end of this book.When all the activities in each unit are complete, the Grammar Practice Book will be a useful reference and revision aid for the children. The series of Grammar Practice Books builds up into a complete record of the grammar in English World .The children can keep their Grammar Practice Books and use them for reference in later levels of English World. In this way, they develop good study skills and make an important step to becoming independent learners.
China has experienced a rapid GDP growth since last decades. Its financial sector has also developed incredibly over time. In this book, we studied Chinese financial sector globalisation by analysing the determinants of Chinese banking sector profitability, and the relationship between GDP growth and FDI inflows. For estimating the Chinese banking sector profitability, we applied system GMM estimation on the annual data of 56 banks currently in China. The time period of the data is from 2002-2011. For analysing the impacts of financial sector globalisation in terms of FDI contribution to the Chinese economy, we have tested the relationship between FDI and GDP by running the VAR model on the macro data over the time period of 1987-2011. This book provides a relatively comprehensive view for the performance of the Chinese financial sector globalisation.
Bill Willingham's hit series FABLES continues here, for the first time in hardcover. In the aftermath of the Adversary's attack on Fabletown, FABLES: THE DELUXE EDITION: BOOK 5 follows Boy Blue on a mission of revenge as he uncovers the Adversary's true identity! Plus, the 2-part story of Jack's adventures in Hollywood and the one-shot story of Mowgli's return to Fabletown. "Fables: Deluxe Edition: Book 5" includes issues 34-45 of the original series.