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Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia
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Human Body: A Visual EncyclopediaHuman Body: A Visual Encyclopedia

Next in the bestselling tradition of Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia and the first substantial human body encyclopedia aimed at young children, Human Body: A Visual Encyclopedia entertains and excites, while putting key biological information at young readers' fingertips. Employing a dynamic visual approach, this children's encyclopedia explains how the body works through pictures, making the subject matter accessible and intuitive to readers of all ages. The accompanying text is simple, lively, and packed with amazing facts and surprising stories that appeal to curious minds. Specially-commissioned 3-D imagery of the body systems and organs will delight every budding scientist and doctor!
 
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500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics
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500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics500 Best-Loved Song Lyrics

Wonderful compendium of complete lyrics for well-known folk songs, hymns and spirituals, nursery songs, popular and show tunes, etc. Includes Oh Susanna, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, Shenandoah, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, hundreds more. Indispensable for singalongs, parties, family get-togethers, more.
 
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Decline of the English Murder
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Decline of the English MurderDecline of the English Murder

In these timeless and witty essays George Orwell explores the English love of reading about a good murder in the papers (and laments the passing of the heyday of the 'perfect' murder involving class, sex and poisoning), as well as unfolding his trenchant views on everything from boys' weeklies to naughty seaside postcards.
 
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Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
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Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being HatedConfessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is Alison Arngrim’s comic memoir of growing up as one of television’s most memorable characters—the devious Nellie Oleson on the hit television show Little House on the Prairie. With behind-the-scenes stories from the set, as well as tales from her bohemian upbringing in West Hollywood and her headline-making advocacy work on behalf of HIV awareness and abused children, Confessions of a Prairie Bitch is a must for fans of everything Little House.
 
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It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches by Orin Hargraves
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It's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches by Orin HargravesIt's Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Cliches by Orin Hargraves

Careful writers and speakers agree that clichés are generally to be avoided. However, nearly all of us continue to use them. Why do they persist in our language?

Concise and lively, It's Been Said Before serves as a guide to the most overused phrases in the English language -- and to phrases that are used exactly as often as they should be.

 
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Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time
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Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical TimeFutures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time

In these fifteen essays, one Of Germany's most distinguished philosophers of history invokes an extraordinary array of witnesses and texts to explore the concept of historical time. The witnesses include politicians, philosophers, theologians, and poets, and the texts range from Renaissance paintings to the dreams of German citizens in the 1930s. Using these remarkable materials, Koselleck investigates the relationship of history to language, and of language to the deeper movements of human understanding. Reviewers noted at the time the manner in which Koselleck played upon concepts of time and space in the construction of historical meaning.

 
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Быстрое изучение языков или Путеводитель Сусанина. Секретные стратегии полиглотов
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Быстрое изучение языков или Путеводитель Сусанина. Секретные стратегии полиглотовБыстрое изучение языков или Путеводитель Сусанина. Секретные стратегии полиглотов

В книге в легкой и доступной форме рассказывается, как учить языки, двигаясь от необходимых знаний и умений к достаточным и (при желании) избыточным. Даются практические советы, реально работающие стратегии и идеи
 
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