Описание: There is a dramatic difference between reading Japanese that is tailored to students, and reading real Japanese that has been written for native speakers. The concocted variety tends to be insipid, flat, stiff, standardized, completely lacking in exciting and imaginative use of language. Read Real Japanese Essays, and its companion volume Read Real Japanese Fiction, allows readers to experience the work of several of todays foremost writers as if they were lifelong Japanese speakers. The pieces in Read Real Japanese Essays are informed by the personalities of the writers: Haruki Murakami, Banana Yoshimoto, Mitsuyo Kakuta, Junko Sakai, Yoko Ogawa, Kou Machida, Keiichiro Hirano and Hideo Levy. By turns humorous, serious, beautiful and biting, they have been selected on the basis of their appeal. All are stimulating works that will motivate readers to want more. Just like real Japanese books, the text in this collection runs from top bottom and from right to left. For those needing backup, the essays have been supplemented with facing-page translations of the phrases used therein, often with notes on nuance, usage, grammar or culture. In the back of the book, moreover, is a built-in Japanese-English learner's dictionary and a notes section covering issues of nuance, usage, grammar and culture that come up in each essay. Best of all, the book comes with a free audio CD containing narrations of the essays, performed by a professional voice actress. This will help users to become familiar with the sounds and rhythms of Japanese, as well as the speed at which the language is normally spoken.
Автор: Ashby Steven, Leonard Alison Название: Pocket Museum: Vikings ISBN: 0500294402 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780500294406 Издательство: Thames & Hudson Цена: 2369 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
The culture of the Viking world speaks of both violence and of beauty. This extensively illustrated volume brings together nearly 200 carefully chosen artifacts that reflect the art and daily life of Viking-Age Europe and the North Atlantic. It includes both iconic items and finds from recent excavations, providing a visual guide to the early-medieval Scandinavian world.
Highlights include Norway's famous ship burials, the only complete example of a Viking helmet, and the treasures looted from the monasteries of Britain, Ireland, and continental Europe. Equally important are the less familiar fragments of everyday life: a brooch, a woolen sock, even a loaf of bread. The juxtaposition of the outstanding and the everyday makes this volume unique in its field. Featuring sumptuous close-up photographs to best showcase its comprehensive collection of exquisite artifacts, Pocket Museum: Vikings is an informative introduction for newcomers to Viking history that also provides new insights for those familiar with the subject.
Описание: The medieval marketplace is a familiar setting in popular and academic accounts of the Middle Ages, but we actually know very little about the people involved in the transactions that took place there, how their lives were influenced by those transactions, or about the complex networks of individuals whose actions allowed raw materials to be extracted, hewn into objects, stored and ultimately shipped for market. Twenty diverse case studies combine leading edge techniques and novel theoretical approaches to illuminate the identities and lives of these much overlooked ordinary people, painting of a number of detailed portraits to explore the worlds of actors involved in the lives of everyday products - objects of bone, leather, stone, ceramics, and base metal - and their production and use in medieval northern Europe. In so doing, this book seeks to draw attention away from the emergent trend to return to systems and global models, and restore to centre stage what should be the archaeologist’s most important concern: the people of the past.
We are surrounded by color, and we largely take it for granted. Each color, hue, tint, and shade has characteristics that affect our physical, emotional, and spiritual lives. Learn how to use color knowledge to enhance every aspect of your life, from health to relationships.
This book provides a full spectrum of information from the practical to the spiritual. Find out how to decorate with color to create specific moods. Learn how to dress for success and interpret others' personalities by the colors they wear. Improve your health by using colored lights and color-based meditations and visualizations and eating foods of a certain color.
The author provides information on each color of the spectrum and discusses color in relation to astrology, the chakras, the aura, and divination. Exercises for healing with color are also provided.
Translations of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic chapters and sections of the Book of the Dead with Trilinear translation format. Understanding the Mystic Path to Enlightenment Through Direct Readings of the Sacred Signs and Symbols of Ancient Egyptian Language With Trilinear Deciphering Method. This new volume contains original translations of Chapters of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead (Book of Coming Forth By Day) displaying the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs with word for word translations plus the innovative "Trilinear System", a technique developed by Dr. Muata Ashby to bring out the depths of the Kemetic/Neterian Sebait or Ancient Egyptian Mysteries philosophy. This is an ideal study guide for approaching the Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic writing in a step by step manner through three layers of descriptive translation. This volume includes translations presented at the annual Neterian Conferences over the last fifteen years and also includes new texts never before published. This book provides new and deeper and direct insights into the Egyptian Mysteries for beginning, advancing and advanced aspirants alike as it may be used as a philosophy study reference, a textbook, or as a reader for daily spiritual study or ritual worship.
Автор: Ruth Ashby Название: The Underground Railroad ISBN: 1596875151 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781596875159 Издательство: Gazelle Book Services Рейтинг: Цена: 3257 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The Civil War divided a nation and turned brother against brother. Lasting four long years, it resulted in the deaths of more than 600,000 soldiers. IBOOKS for Young Readers presents a six-volume series devoted to this war, a war fought for liberation as well as reunification. With historic photographs and engaging text, "Civil War Chronicles recreates key battles and paints living portraits of the heroes who made the war of the states unforgettable.
Автор: Ashby Madeline Название: Id ISBN: 0857663119 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780857663115 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1385 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: THE SECOND MACHINE DYNASTY Javier is a self-replicating humanoid on a journey of redemption. Javier's quest takes him from Amy's island, where his actions have devastating consequences for his friend, toward Mecha where he will find either salvation... or death. File Under: Science Fiction vN2 - Island in the Streams - Failsafe No More - The Stepford Solution ]
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Автор: Ashby Madeline Название: Company Town ISBN: 0765382911 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765382917 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 1645 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: New Arcadia is a city sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family. Hwa is of the few people in New Arcadia to forgo bio-engineered enhancements. She`s the last truly organic person left on the rig - an outsider, as well as a neglected daughter and bodyguard extraordinaire.
Автор: Ashby Madeline Название: Company Town ISBN: 0765382903 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780765382900 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Цена: 2419 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
2017 Winner of the Sunburst Award Society's Copper Cylinder Adult Award 2017 Canada Reads Finalist 2017 Locus Award Finalist for Science Fiction Novel Category 2017 Sunburst Award Finalist for Adult Fiction 2017 Aurora Awards Finalist for Best Novel
Madeline Ashby's Company Town is a brilliant, twisted mystery, as one woman must evaluate saving the people of a town that can't be saved, or saving herself.
"Elegant, cruel, and brutally perfect, Company Town is a prize of a novel." --Mira Grant, New York Times Bestselling and Hugo-Award nominated author of the Newsflesh series
New Arcadia is a city-sized oil rig off the coast of the Canadian Maritimes, now owned by one very wealthy, powerful, byzantine family: Lynch Ltd.
Hwa is of the few people in her community (which constitutes the whole rig) to forgo bio-engineered enhancements. As such, she's the last truly organic person left on the rig--making her doubly an outsider, as well as a neglected daughter and bodyguard extraordinaire. Still, her expertise in the arts of self-defense and her record as a fighter mean that her services are yet in high demand. When the youngest Lynch needs training and protection, the family turns to Hwa. But can even she protect against increasingly intense death threats seemingly coming from another timeline?
Meanwhile, a series of interconnected murders threatens the city's stability and heightens the unease of a rig turning over. All signs point to a nearly invisible serial killer, but all of the murders seem to lead right back to Hwa's front door. Company Town has never been the safest place to be--but now, the danger is personal.
Описание: Crafts and Social Networks in Viking Towns explores the interface between craft, communication networks, and urbanisation in Viking-Age northern Europe. Viking-period towns were the hubs of cross-cultural communication of their age, and innovations in specialised crafts provide archaeologists with some of the best evidence for studying this communication. The integrated results presented in these papers have been made possible through the sustained collaboration of a group of experts with complementary insights into individual crafts. Results emerge from recent scholarly advances in the study of artefacts and production: first, the application of new analytical techniques (e.g. metallographic, isotopic, and biomolecular techniques) and second, the shift in interpretative focus from a concern with object function to considerations of processes of production, and of the social agency of technology. Furthermore, the introduction of social network theory and actor-network theory has redirected attention toward the process of communication, and highlighted the significance of material culture in the learning and transmission of cultural knowledge, including technology. The volume brings together leading UK and Scandinavian archaeological specialists to explore crafted products and workshop-assemblages from Viking towns, in order to clarify how such long-range communication worked in pre-modern northern Europe. Contributors assess the implications for our understanding of early towns and the long-term societal change catalysed by them, including the initial steps towards commercial economies. Results are analysed in relation to social network theory, social and economic history, and models of communication, setting an agenda for further research. The volume provides a landmark statement on our knowledge of Viking-Age craft and communication.