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Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland, Upton Brian



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Автор: Upton Brian
Название:  Volcanoes and the Making of Scotland
ISBN: 9781780460567
Издательство: Dunedin Academic Press
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ISBN-10: 1780460562
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 224
Вес: 0.71 кг.
Дата издания: 06.08.2015
Язык: English
Издание: 2 rev ed
Иллюстрации: Illustrations
Размер: 168 x 243 x 21
Читательская аудитория: Postgraduate, research & scholarly
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Поставляется из: Англии



Knowles on local authority meetings, 7th edition

Автор: Upton, Deborah
Название: Knowles on local authority meetings, 7th edition
ISBN: 1860724841 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781860724848
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Passion for Collecting, A

Автор: Clifton-Mogg/Upton
Название: Passion for Collecting, A
ISBN: 0821257765 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780821257760
Издательство: Hachette Book Group
Цена: 1838 р.
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The Jungle

Автор: Sinclair Upton
Название: The Jungle
ISBN: 0451472551 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451472557
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: от 546 р.
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Описание: Upton Sinclair's classic revelatory novel about turn-of-the-century business and immigrant labor practices.

Jurgis Rudkus, a young Lithuanian immigrant in search of a better life, faces instead an epic struggle for survival. His story of factory life in Chicago in the early twentieth century is a saga of barbarous working conditions, crushing poverty, crime, disease, and despair.

Upton Sinclair's vivid depiction of the horrors of Chicago's stockyards and slaughterhouses aroused such public indignation that a government investigation was called, eventually resulting in the passage of pure food laws. More than a hundred years later, The Jungle continues to pack the same emotional power it did when it was first published.

Includes an Introduction by Alicia Mischa Renfroe
and an Afterword by Dr.

Barry Sears


Death of an ocean

Автор: Clarkson, Euan Upton, Brian
Название: Death of an ocean
ISBN: 1780460341 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780460345
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Описание: The rocks of the Borders record the Iapetus ocean closing, then the building and subsequent breakdown of huge mountains, and a history of deserts, rivers and forests that came as the land mass of which Scotland forms part went on a northerly migration. They tell also of the volcanoes indelibly recorded in the Borders hills.

Jungle, The (100th Anniversary Edition)

Автор: Sinclair, Upton
Название: Jungle, The (100th Anniversary Edition)
ISBN: 0451528042 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780451528049
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 550 р.
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The Metropolis

Автор: Sinclair Upton
Название: The Metropolis
ISBN: 1591027063 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781591027065
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: In this 1907 novel about the extravagant life of New York City's high society, the author of The Jungle, presents a richly detailed portrait of the wealthy elite of "The Metropolis."

Allan Montague, a lawyer of thirty, moves to New York City from Mississippi, along with his mother and cousin Alice, to join his younger brother Oliver, who had taken up residence there several years before. The newcomers soon discover that Oliver has become a highly networked member of a fast-paced social circuit comprising some of the most powerful members of the business class. Oliver wastes no time in introducing Allan and Alice into this exclusive group in the hope that they will all prosper through their connections.

Sinclair devotes much of the novel to depictions of the profligate and jaded party life of the very rich, who spend vast sums of money on entertainment and new toys to relieve their boredom. Expensive cars (still a novelty at this time), lavishly furnished limousines and private trains, sumptuous dinners attended by liveried servants, tailor-made clothing costing thousands of dollars are described with meticulous attention to the enormous cost of it all. Sinclair also spares no detail in describing the rampant alcoholism, marital affairs, malicious gossip, backstabbing, and shallow values of this set.

When Allan agrees to represent a wealthy client in a suit against powerful insurance interests, he becomes caught in a web of influence and secret dealings that threaten his recently established social standing and the wellbeing of his whole family.

This early 20th-century version of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with a cynical edge and a socialist reformer's perspective provides a fascinating glimpse into the elite social life of the very wealthy of New York before the Great Depression.

Discourse on the move

Автор: Biber, Douglas Connor, Ulla Upton, Thomas A.
Название: Discourse on the move
ISBN: 9027223025 ISBN-13(EAN): 9789027223029
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Описание: Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: `top-down` and `bottom-up`. In the `top-down` approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.


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