- Last Chance to See
New York Times bestselling author Douglas Adams and zoologist Mark Carwardine take off around the world in search of exotic, endangered creatures.
Join them as they encounter the animal kingdom in its stunning beauty, astonishing variety, and imminent peril: the giant Komodo dragon of Indonesia, the helpless but loveable Kakapo of New Zealand, the blind river dolphins of China, the white rhinos of Zaire, the rare birds of Mauritius island in the Indian Ocean. Hilarious and poignant—as only Douglas Adams can be—Last Chance to See is an entertaining and arresting odyssey through the Earth’s magnificent wildlife galaxy.
Praise for Last Chance to See
“Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . shows how human care can undo what human carelessness has wrought.”—The Atlantic
“These authors don’t hesitate to present the alarming facts: More than 1,000 species of animals (and plants) become extinct every year. . . . Perhaps Adams and Carwardine, with their witty science, will help prevent such misadventures in the future.”—Boston Sunday Herald
“Very funny and moving . . . The glimpses of rare fauna seem to have enlarged [Adams’s] thinking, enlivened his world; and so might the animals do for us all, if we were to help them live.”—The Washington Post Book World
“[Adams] invites us to enter into a conspiracy of laughter and caring.”—Los Angeles Times
“Amusing . . . thought-provoking . . . Its details on the heroic efforts being made to save these animals are inspirational.”—The New York Times Book Review
- Culture de la Vigne Et Vinification...
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- Facon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED
This book (ISBN 9780340913048 ) does not include CDs; ISBN 9780340913062 includes the book and the CDs, ISBN 9780340913109 is for CDs only.
Is this the right French course for me?
This lively, highly illustrative and communicative French course is designed to take adult beginners to GCSE level or equivalent. Whether you are learning for holiday, business or exam purposes, Facon de Parler 1 will guide you step by step through all the basic language skills and there is plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learnt.
Facon de Parler 1 is ideal for class study and is also useful for home learners. Used with the accompanying audio CD pack and brand new Facon de Parler 1 Activity Book, this best-selling course provides the complete package for adult beginners in French.
What's new in the fourth edition?
Now in its fourth edition, the book has been revised and updated to reflect the innovations of the technological era, while retaining the strengths and familiarity of the previous edition. Illustrated dialogues and exercises, comprehension questions, structured pair- and group-work activities, and regular revision sections to consolidate learning feature in this gently paced and unintimidating course.
- Reversed Thunder: Prayer that Moves Heaven
Many people today find that their prayers don't 'work'. And like a broken phone or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary 'clutter' in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the 'pray-ers' don't. So she has turned to the prophet Daniel for help.
The Daniel Prayer is born deep within your soul, erupts through your heart, and pours out on your lips - words created by and infused with the Spirit of God, quivering with spiritual electricity. It's really not an everyday type of prayer. It's a prayer birthed under pressure, sometimes heartache or grief. It can be triggered by a sudden revelation of hope: an answer to prayer, a promise freshly received, a miracle that lies just over the horizon . . .
This book will help you to pray - effectively - for your nation, for your family, and for yourself. In it, Anne answers such questions as...
Does God only hear the prayers of good people?
How do I know the God to whom I pray will listen?
How do I know God cares about my prayer?
How do I know God will answer my prayer?
Why should I pray at all?
Does it matter where I am when I pray?
Are words in prayer all that matter, or does my attitude affect prayer?
And most crucial of all - what difference does my prayer actually make?
Join Anne in a thrilling discovery of prayer that really works.
- Black Unicorn
A year had passed since Ben Holiday bought the Magic Kingdom from the wizard Meeks, who had set a series of pitfalls against him. Ben survived, by the aid of three loyal friends: Questor Thews, and ill-trained wizard; Abernathy, a talking dog, the Court Scribe; and the lovely Willow, who sometimes had to be a tree.
Bu ben had been troubled by dreams of disaster to his former partner, Miles Bennett. Yet when he returned to Earth, Ben found Miles doing splendidly.
Unknown to Ben, the dreams had been a trap by Meeks, who had returned to the Magic Kingdom as a tiny insect hidden in Ben's clothing. That first night back in Landover, Ben awoke to see Meeks gloating over him. claiming to have the medallion that could summon the mysterious knight-protector, the Paladin, and that he had cast a spell to witch appearances with Ben.
Ben found himself outcast, no longer recognized by any friend, though all his powerful enemies seemed to know him. Without the medallion, he couldn't seek the help of the Paladin against Meeks. There was only the prism cat—whatever that might be!
And where was Willow—and the mysterious black unicorn she'd set out to find?