AUDIOBOOK: Kurt Vonnegut - Bagombo Snuff Box (unabridged audiobook + text) From out of the blue, here's a new collection of Vonnegut fiction--his first magazine stories from the 1950s in book form at last, with some charming reminiscences (and three new endings for old stories) by the author. Vonnegut says these tales were meant to be as evanescent as lightening bugs, and that image captures their frail magic. They're like time travelers from an epoch when stories swarmed in mass-market magazines, before TV dawned and doomed them.
Songs with subtitles "Shape of my heart" - Sting "Something Stupid" - Frank and Nancy Sinatra "Strangers in the night" - Frank Sinatra "Tom's diner" - Susanne Vega "Let my people go" - Armstrong "Only you" Let's make a subtitles collection to "evergreen" songs together!!!
Word stress has long presented challenges to phonologists, as they have sought to uncover patterns in its distribution, and devise models to account for its behaviour and formal representation both within single languages and cross-linguistically. In this collection, a team of world-renowned researchers present a variety of viewpoints on the methods and problems involved. Offering fresh perspectives on the topic and its study, this book is specifically concerned with basing theoretical work on broad typological surveys and focuses on the collection, selection and use of data in the analysis of word stress and word rhythm, including their phonetic manifestations.
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Did you know that the Pilgrims ate popcorn at the first Thanksgiving? Or that Maine is the toothpick capital of the world, or that frogs have teeth? Do you want to know what a cockroach’s favorite food is, or how long it would take to drive to the sun? Amaze your friends and family by telling them that a baby giraffe is six feet long when it is born, or that tigers have striped skin! From the creators of The Book of Useless Information, this is an amazing collection of the wildest, oddest, funniest facts about history, science, food, animals, and more!
The world of sci-fi is one that is ever changing, and is never quite the same as it was last week. This year we saw the invasion of a gun-toting raccoon and his – rather emotional – friendship with a watching, talking tree. In this collection, we look at all the different films and TV shows that helped make this year great, and take a step back into the past to look at the best of this years Timewarp.
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man - Unabridged edition 2012
It is 1862, though not the 1862 it should be.... Time has been altered, and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the king's agent, is one of the few people who know that the world is now careening along a very different course from that which Destiny intended. When a clockwork-powered man of brass is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and his assistant, the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne, find themselves on the trail of the stolen Garnier Collection - black diamonds rumored to be fragments of the Lemurian Eye of Naga, a meteorite that fell to Earth in prehistoric times.