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社会视角 Social Perspective: An Intermediate-Advanced Chinese Course: Volume I

by Esther Tyldesley Yi Ning Wei Shao Zhengrong Yang

社会视角 Social Perspective is a course set over one academic year for intermediate learners of Chinese. In two volumes, it focuses on developing learners’ language competency to a high advanced plus/advanced level (ACTFL/CEFR B2-C1) through exploring social issues in contemporary China. The textbook draws upon the discussion of a wide range of current social issues in China to provide students with a real-life background to increase their debating and written skills. Volume I explores five topics: gender equality, e-commerce, Internet culture, food and health, and environmental protection. The textbook is written in fluent, accurate and high-quality Chinese language which is conveniently broken down to highlight all the important language elements (expressions, vocabulary, phrases and grammar). This course will equip students with language production capability at an advanced level and prepare students for the transition from academic study to employment. Each lesson includes a wide range of language drills and exercises designed to quickly improve learners’ oral expression and conceptual understanding through group discussions, essays, presentations, bidirectional translation and critical reflection. Online resources such as audio recordings, dictation exercises and supplementary reading material are also included. Written by a team of highly experienced teachers, 社会视角 Social Perspective is the ideal course to progress intermediate students to an advanced level. Academics and researchers with an interest in Chinese contemporary social issues will also find this a useful tool for further language study.

社会视角 Social Perspective: An Intermediate-Advanced Chinese Course: Volume I

by Esther Tyldesley Yi Ning Wei Shao Zhengrong Yang

社会视角 Social Perspective is a course set over one academic year for intermediate learners of Chinese. In two volumes, it focuses on developing learners’ language competency to a high advanced plus/advanced level (ACTFL/CEFR B2-C1) through exploring social issues in contemporary China. The textbook draws upon the discussion of a wide range of current social issues in China to provide students with a real-life background to increase their debating and written skills. Volume I explores five topics: gender equality, e-commerce, Internet culture, food and health, and environmental protection. The textbook is written in fluent, accurate and high-quality Chinese language which is conveniently broken down to highlight all the important language elements (expressions, vocabulary, phrases and grammar). This course will equip students with language production capability at an advanced level and prepare students for the transition from academic study to employment. Each lesson includes a wide range of language drills and exercises designed to quickly improve learners’ oral expression and conceptual understanding through group discussions, essays, presentations, bidirectional translation and critical reflection. Online resources such as audio recordings, dictation exercises and supplementary reading material are also included. Written by a team of highly experienced teachers, 社会视角 Social Perspective is the ideal course to progress intermediate students to an advanced level. Academics and researchers with an interest in Chinese contemporary social issues will also find this a useful tool for further language study.

The 10-Day MBA: A step-by-step guide to mastering the skills taught in top business schools

by Steven Silbiger

'Anyone who has ever wished they attended a top-ten MBA school now has an alternative. Silbiger's The 10-Day MBA. It distils the basics of a top MBA programme. It's interesting, informative and certainly cheaper. I recommend it!' Tom Fischgrund, author of The Insider's Guide to the Top Ten Business SchoolsA business classic, The 10-Day MBA provides an invaluable guide for all the people who do not have the time or resources to take a full-time business degree, or who require a short revision aid. Internationally acclaimed, this carefully structured and easy-to-read course will enable you to understand the concepts and jargon used in the business world without having to leave your desk. Here is your chance to become familiar with the key tools and theories taught at Harvard and Stanford and other leading business schools - in just ten days!

10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, second edition: The Breakthrough Program for Overcoming Your Child's Difficult Behavior

by Jeffrey Bernstein

The popular, powerful guide to help parents regain control over a defiant child or teenagerOccasional clashes between parents and children are not uncommon, but when defiant behavior-including tantrums, resistance to chores, and negativity-becomes chronic, it causes big problems within the family. In 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child, family and child psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein shares a groundbreaking ten-day program to help parents understand their child's behavior and regain control of their household.In this updated edition, parents will learn how to face new challenges, including defiance resulting from excessive technology use (even to the point of addiction) and the stress of modern family life. Dr. Bernstein explains what causes defiance in kids and why it's so destructive to the family, then offers parents a step-by-step guide on how to reduce conflict and end upsetting behaviors.

100 Favourite Scots Words

by Pauline Cairns Speitel

affront • baffies • capercailzie • dingie • elderitch first fit • glaikit • hogmanay • jalouse • laldie • mar numpty • onding • pawkie • scunner • thrapple wean • yeukie • and mony mony mair tae whet yer thrapple... What is your favourite Scots word? Have you heard of a stushie or a stairheid rammy? Do you know a numpty who talks a lot of mince? For over a decade, The Herald has published the Scottish Language Dictionaries’ Scots Word of the Week. This wee book gathers 100 of our favourites, showing the breadth and diversity of the Scots language over time, ranging from lesser-known Older Scots to formal language to contemporary slang. Uncover the surprising origins of well-known words such as numpty and wean, discover unusual ones like onding and gowan, and savour evocative gems like Robert Burns’ ‘blethering, blustering, drunken blellum’.

100 Headlines That Changed The World

by James Maloney

Newpapers are a form of instant history, capturing forever the awe and fascination that great historical events inspire. They are also an intriguing source to return to as they reveal the contemporary view of world-changing events, before it can be shaped by subsequent developments. While newspapers have been around for centuries, it was only when the Industrial Revolution encouraged mass production that newspapers with attention-grabbing banner headlines began to be commonplace. Now that newspapers seem to be in decline, we can look back at the period from the late 19th to early 21st century as the heyday of the newspaper, as well as a period in which the world changed beyond recognition.Journalist James Maloney details the stories behind the 100 most momentous headlines, including:Abraham Lincoln Assassinated in 1865.Jack the Ripper (1888).Boer War begins (11 Oct 1899). Russian Revolution (1917).Wall Street Crashes in 1929.Hitler Sweeps to Power' in 1933.Britain declares war with Germany 3 Sept 1939).Japan declares war on US/ Attack on Pearl Harbor (7 December 1941). Communist China founded by Mao Tse-tung (1 October 1949).Watson and Crick discover DNA structure (1953).Cuban missile crisis (1962). J.F. Kennedy Assassinated (22 Nov 1963).First man on the moon/Apollo 11 (21 July 1969).Scientists identify AIDS (1981). Chernobyl (April 26 1986).Mandela (age 75) freed from jail (1990). Death of Princess Diana (31 Aug 1997).911 terror attacks (2001).Saddam Hussein's capture (13 Dec 2003).Bin Laden Shot Dead. in 2011.Death of Steve Jobs/Apple (5 October 2011).

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Numeracy Difficulties and Dyscalculia (100 Ideas for Teachers)

by Patricia Babtie

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Numeracy Difficulties and Dyscalculia provides specially-designed games and activities to help build firm foundations in basic number concepts. All the ideas have been tried-and-testedin specialist and mainstream schools and are designed to encourage children to talk about numbers in a natural way using everyday contexts.The book begins with a focus on counting skills, before moving on to place value structure, multiplication and division. As well as teaching key facts, the ideas in this book will develop pupils' understanding so that they become flexible thinkers who can use numbers to solve a variety of mathematical problems. The ideas require minimum preparation and resources, and are perfect for use in mainstream and specialist classrooms,individual tuition sessions or as homework assignments.

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Numeracy Difficulties and Dyscalculia (100 Ideas for Teachers)

by Patricia Babtie

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Numeracy Difficulties and Dyscalculia provides specially-designed games and activities to help build firm foundations in basic number concepts. All the ideas have been tried-and-testedin specialist and mainstream schools and are designed to encourage children to talk about numbers in a natural way using everyday contexts.The book begins with a focus on counting skills, before moving on to place value structure, multiplication and division. As well as teaching key facts, the ideas in this book will develop pupils' understanding so that they become flexible thinkers who can use numbers to solve a variety of mathematical problems. The ideas require minimum preparation and resources, and are perfect for use in mainstream and specialist classrooms,individual tuition sessions or as homework assignments.

100+ Ideas for Supporting Children with Dyslexia (Continuum One Hundreds)

by Gavin Reid Shannon Green

This practical guide provides anyone supporting children and young people with dyslexia with more than 100 great ideas for reinforcing their learning development. This second edition is up-to-date with the latest research and best practice on dyslexia, and includes a brand new section on differentiation in the classroom. There are also lots of additional ideas on topics including: • emotional literacy • peer support • periods of transition in the child's school life • developing phonic skills; and • exam preparationThis book of ready-to-use activities and strategies is perfect for the non-specialist teacher in need of extra guidance, but will also offer new ideas and insights to SENCOs, head teachers, parents and carers and anyone else working with a child or young person with dyslexia.

100+ Ideas for Supporting Children with Dyslexia: Supporting Children With Dyslexia (Continuum One Hundreds)

by Gavin Reid Shannon Green

This practical guide provides anyone supporting children and young people with dyslexia with more than 100 great ideas for reinforcing their learning development. This second edition is up-to-date with the latest research and best practice on dyslexia, and includes a brand new section on differentiation in the classroom. There are also lots of additional ideas on topics including: • emotional literacy • peer support • periods of transition in the child's school life • developing phonic skills; and • exam preparationThis book of ready-to-use activities and strategies is perfect for the non-specialist teacher in need of extra guidance, but will also offer new ideas and insights to SENCOs, head teachers, parents and carers and anyone else working with a child or young person with dyslexia.

100 Must-Read American Novels: Discover your next great read...

by Ed Wood Nick Rennison

Which 100 novels represent the finest American literature ever produced? Let this book be your guide. Ordered A-Z by author this latest title in the popular Must-Read series provides a rich resource for your reading. It features 100 titles from 19th century classics: Melville's Moby Dick and Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, to the 1920s generation: Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald and William Faulkner, the Beat generation (Kerouac's On the Road) to the major writers of today: Toni Morrison (Beloved) Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay), Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections), Donna Tartt (The Secret History) and Barbara Kingsolver (The Poisonwood Bible).All the major figures are covered from Fenimore Cooper to the present day, as well as lesser known and more offbeat writers that you may not yet have discoverd such as Dawn Powell, William Maxwell and Marilynne Robinson. The Read-On suggestions provide up to 500 recommendations for further titles and a long Introduction provides contextual and historical background on American fiction, providing great value and everything you need to expand your range of reading.

100 Must-read Classic Novels

by Nick Rennison

Want to become a classic novel buff, or expand your reading of some ofthe finest novels ever published? This is a good place to start! Fromthe publishers of the popular, Good Reading Guide comesa rich selection of writing that has made an everlasting impression onour literary heritage. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and afurther 500 recommended, you'll quickly set out on a journey ofdiscovery. The book also allows you to browse by theme, includes 'areader's fast-guide to the classics', past award-winners and book clubrecommendations.

100 Must-read Classic Novels

by Nick Rennison

Want to become a classic novel buff, or expand your reading of some of the finest novels ever published? With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly set out on a journey of discovery.

100 Must-read Crime Novels: Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides

by Nick Rennison Richard Shephard

Want to become a crime novel buff, or expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular, Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of the some of the finest crime novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert on the world of crime. The book also allows you to browse by theme, includes 'a reader's fast-guide to the world of crime fiction' as well listing the top 10 crime characters and their creators, award winners and book club recommendations.

100 Must-read Crime Novels

by Nick Rennison Richard Shephard

Want to become a crime novel buff, or expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular, Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of the some of the finest crime novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert on the world of crime. The book also allows you to browse by theme, includes 'a reader's fast-guide to the world of crime fiction' as well listing the top 10 crime characters and their creators, award winners and book club recommendations.

100 Must-read Fantasy Novels

by Nick Rennison Stephen E. Andrews

Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.

100 Must-read Fantasy Novels

by Nick Rennison Stephen E. Andrews

Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.

100 Must-read Historical Novels

by Nick Rennison

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start!Inside you'll find:- An extended Introduction to historical fiction- 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories- Award winners and book club recommendations

100 Must-read Historical Novels

by Nick Rennison

Historical fiction is a hugely popular genre of fiction providing fictional accounts or dramatizations of historical figures or events. This latest guide in the highly successful Bloomsbury Must-Reads series depicts 100 of the finest novels published in this sector, with a further 500 recommendations. A wide range of classic works and key authors are covered: Peter Ackroyd, Margaret Attwood, Sarah Waters, Victor Hugo and Robert Louis Stevenson to name a few. If you want to expand your reading in this area, or gain a deeper understanding of the genre - this is the best place to start!Inside you'll find:- An extended Introduction to historical fiction- 100 titles highlighted A-Z by novel with 500 Read-on recommendations - Read-on-a-theme categories- Award winners and book club recommendations

100 Must-read Prize-Winning Novels: Discover your next great read...

by Nick Rennison

A large number of people each year make their reading decisions onthe basis of prizes like the Booker and Orange Guide to Fiction. Thisnew title in the successful Must-Read series provides an overview of prize-winning fiction over the decades. With 100 titles fully featured and over 500 read-onrecommendations, this unique survey of literature incorporates some ofthe finest contemporary fiction ever produced including SalmanRushdie's Midnight's Children (Booker), Jonathan Coe's What a Carve Up (John Llewellyn Rhys), Andrea Levy's Small Island (Orange), Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Commonwealth Writers' Prize), Zadie Smith's White Teeth (Guardian First Book Award), Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (Booker).As well as Booker and Pullitzer prize-winners the book also findsroom for those that have triumphed in less familiar prizes, such as theBetty Trask and the John Lewellyn Rhys. It looks at prize winners incertain genres such as crime and science fiction, as well as prizewinners from other countries: the French Prix de Goncourt and theAustralian Miles Franklin award. Because of the sheer range of prizesacross countries and genres - this is a diverse and rich list that nobook worm would want to be without.

100 Must-read Science Fiction Novels: Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides

by Nick Rennison Stephen E. Andrews

"A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author"A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine"Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I.Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction. The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.

100 Must-read Science Fiction Novels: Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides (Bloomsbury Good Reading Guides)

by Nick Rennison Stephen E. Andrews

"A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author"A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine"Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I.Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction. The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.

101 Damnations: Dispatches from the 101st Tour de France

by Ned Boulting

Join Ned Boulting as he reports on his dozen-th Tour de France, an event in which blokes do amazing things on bikes, and, we’re oft told, the biggest annual sporting event in the world.101 Damnations is a chance to relive the 2014 race, stage for stage, fall after fall, tantrum by tantrum; just the good bits mind, without all the aerial shots of castles. Or sunflowers. (Though it does wax lyrical about some stunning Alpine scenery . . . and, with the race starting in Yorkshire, even some stunning scenery not far from Bradford).From Leeds to Paris (how often do you say that?), Ned details the minutiae of his encounters with the likes of Vincenzo Nibali, David Millar, Chris Froome, Chris Boardman (or ‘Broadman’ as some would have it), Marcel Kittel, Mrs Cavendish (Mark’s wife), Peter Sagan and the rest. Their endeavours, achievements, humour and occasional rancour, sit alongside his own decade-long quest for the ideal end-of-race T-shirt.Ned weaves together the interesting, amusing and unheralded threads of the race itself, and reflects on his own perennial struggle to get round, get on and get by. 101 Damnations encapsulates all that is incredible – and incredibly ordinary – about the greatest race on earth.

The 10th International Conference on Computer Engineering and Networks (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1274)

by Xuesong Qiu Qi Liu Xiaodong Liu Tao Shen

This book contains a collection of the papers accepted by the CENet2020 – the 10th International Conference on Computer Engineering and Networks held on October 16-18, 2020 in Xi’an, China. The topics focus but are not limited to Internet of Things and Smart Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Communication System Detection, Analysis and Application, and Medical Engineering and Information Systems. Each part can be used as an excellent reference by industry practitioners, university faculties, research fellows and undergraduates as well as graduate students who need to build a knowledge base of the most current advances and state-of-practice in the topics covered by this conference proceedings. This will enable them to produce, maintain, and manage systems with high levels of trustworthiness and complexity.

The 12 Week Year for Writers: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Your Writing Done

by Brian P. Moran Michael Lennington A. Trevor Thrall

Praise for The 12 Week Year for Writers“We writers are a peculiar bunch, so I am impressed how Trevor manages to bridge high-performance practices into our creative world and make it feel natural. This book will help practitioners of The 12 Week Year for Writers method feel in charge of their writing projects and make continuous progress. That is a remarkable feat.”—CHRISTIAN TIETZE, writer, app developer, and Zettelkasten zealotA Note From the Creators of The 12 Week Year “We wrote the first version of our New York Times bestseller, The 12 Week Year, in just 12 weeks using our own system. Since then, we’ve helped people and companies all over the world to unlock their capabilities and accomplish more. With this new book The 12 Week Year has been adapted specifically for the challenges of writers. If you are a student, a professional, a full time author, or you just love to write, this book is for you. Get it, study it, apply it, and you will cut months, (maybe even years), off the time it takes to produce your best work.”—Brian Moran and Michael Lennington, authors of The 12 Week Year

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