�Por fin un libro que explica realmente lo que es ser au pair! Edici�n Estados Unidos Au pair �sue�o o pesadilla? describe todo el proceso para ser au pair en los Estados Unidos desde el primer momento hasta el final de la aventura con todo lujo de detalles y consejos. Da respuesta a todas las dudas que puedas tener y cientos de datos muy �tiles. Gracias a los testimonios de cientos de au pairs, sabr�s qu� errores evitar, c�mo reaccionar en caso de problemas y c�mo sacar el m�ximo partido a tu aventura de au pair en los Estados Unidos. La gu�a m�s completa para darte todas las claves que necesitas para que tu experiencia de au pair sea un sue�o y no una pesadilla. Au pair �sue�o o pesadilla? la gu�a es la m�s completa jam�s publicada para au pairs. Un libro imprescindible.
The adventure continues for Jamie and Nicky as they realise that travelling back in time may be the only way to save the valley from being once again destroyed by Ostrogoth and his warlocks and more importantly stopping someone very close to them from dying. But first, they have to find the Dragons Portal and a spell to open it. Jamie and Nicky see first hand the destruction and misery the witch-finder causes in 1596. However, they meet the Brillare Seven, the most powerful witches and wizards of all time. If, with their help, Jamie and Nicky can’t stop Ostrogoth then no one can. Will Jamie and Nicky get stuck in the past? What has Connie and her sisters found out about the Veil of Protection that could help them? Will they once again save the valley?
Author: Herbert Harari, Robert M. Kaplan
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
The Book of Daniel
Author: E.L. Doctorow
Publisher: Random House
The central figure of this novel is a young man whose parents were executed for conspiring to steal atomic secrets for Russia. His name is Daniel Isaacson, and as the story opens, his parents have been dead for many years. He has had a long time to adjust to their deaths. He has not adjusted. Out of the shambles of his childhood, he has constructed a new life—marriage to an adoring girl who gives him a son of his own, and a career in scholarship. It is a life that enrages him. In the silence of the library at Columbia University, where he is supposedly writing a Ph.D. dissertation, Daniel composes something quite different. It is a confession of his most intimate relationships—with his wife, his foster parents, and his kid sister Susan, whose own radicalism so reproaches him. It is a book of memories: riding a bus with his parents to the ill-fated Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill; watching the FBI take his father away; appearing with Susan at rallies protesting their parents’ innocence; visiting his mother and father in the Death House. It is a book of investigation: transcribing Daniel’s interviews with people who knew his parents, or who knew about them; and logging his strange researches and discoveries in the library stacks. It is a book of judgments of everyone involved in the case—lawyers, police, informers, friends, and the Isaacson family itself. It is a book rich in characters, from elderly grand- mothers of immigrant culture, to covert radicals of the McCarthy era, to hippie marchers on the Pen-tagon. It is a book that spans the quarter-century of American life since World War II. It is a book about the nature of Left politics in this country—its sacrificial rites, its peculiar cruelties, its humility, its bitterness. It is a book about some of the beautiful and terrible feelings of childhood. It is about the nature of guilt and innocence, and about the relations of people to nations. It is The Book of Daniel.
Spanish: An Essential Grammar is a concise and user-friendly reference guide to the most important aspects of Spanish. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language that combines traditional and function-based grammar. The book sets out the complexities of Spanish in short, readable sections, and explanations are clear and free from jargon. The Grammar is the ideal reference source for the learner and user of Spanish. It is suitable for either independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Features include: * clear distinctions between the essential and basic aspects of Spanish grammar and those that are more complex * full use of authentic examples * easy to understand explanations of areas that customarily pose problems for English speakers * detailed contents list and index for easy access to information.
The idea of Shakespearean genius and sublimity is usually understood to be a product of the Romantic period, promulgated by poets such as Coleridge and Byron who promoted Shakespeare as the supreme example of literary genius and creative imagination. However, the picture looks very different when viewed from the perspective of the myriad theater directors, actors, poets, political philosophers, gallery owners, and other professionals in the nineteenth century who turned to Shakespeare to advance their own political, artistic, or commercial interests. Often, as in John Kemble’s staging of The Winter’s Tale at Drury Lane or John Boydell’s marketing of paintings in his Shakespeare Gallery, Shakespeare provided a literal platform on which both artists and entrepreneurs could strive to influence cultural tastes and points of view. At other times, Romantic writers found in Shakespeare’s works a set of rhetorical and theatrical tools through which to form their own public personae, both poetic and political. Women writers in particular often adapted Shakespeare to express their own political and social concerns. Taken together, all of these critical and aesthetic responses attest to the remarkable malleability of the Shakespearean corpus in the Romantic period. As the contributors show, Romantic writers of all persuasions”Whig and Tory, male and female, intellectual and commercial”found in Shakespeare a powerful medium through which to claim authority for their particular interests.
Author: Sheila Paine
Publisher: Inner Traditions
The first comprehensive illustrated study of the use of amulets around the world and throughout history • Explores not only the substances and symbolism from which amulets derive, but also the people and objects they protect • Explains the differences between and the purposes of amulets, talismans, charms, and fetishes All over the world and throughout history amulets have offered protection against negative forces, whether witchcraft, the evil eye, enemies, sickness, or accidents. Intricately beautiful or starkly simple, they come in an astonishing variety of guises: from stones, shells, and seeds, through animal tails, teeth, and claws, to beads, mirrors, needles, and bells. With over 400 lavish color photographs, this book explores amulets from every angle, including their symbolism and the diverse material used to craft them as well as the people and objects they protect. Sheila Paine traveled all over the world--from Afghanistan, Russia, and Albania, to Cameroon, Tunisia, and Mexico--to research the form, properties, and use of amulets, whether for health and safety or as channels for spiritual or magical powers. Worn as necklaces, sewn to clothing, painted on buildings, or hung in vehicles, amulets guard babies and brides; warriors, hunters, and travelers; livestock, crops, and homes through magical, not physical, means. Malign spirits and hobgoblins at crossroads have been feared since ancient times, but modern dangers--car crashes, new diseases, even cell phones--have ensured an abiding faith in the magical protection that amulets afford us that is still widely evident today.
A Spanish-English, English-Spanish dictionary that contains thousands of terms including slang and provides guides to pronunciation, grammar, suffixes, and regular, irregular, and orthographic changing verbs. Covers International Spanish and American English.
On Being the Church
Author: Colin E. Gunton, Daniel Hardy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
These essays by six scholars of international standing - David Ford, Colin Gunton, Daniel Hardy, Werner Jeanrond, Richard Roberts, and Christoph Schw÷bel - restore ecclesiology to its proper place as a major topic of systematic theology.
Men in a Developing Society
Author: Jorge Balán, Harley Linwood Browning, Elizabeth Jelin
Publisher: University of Texas Press
The central objective of Men in a Developing Society is to show, as concretely as possible, how men experience a period of rapid economic development, particularly in the areas of migration, occupational mobility, and status attainment. It is based mainly on a sample of 1,640 men in Monterrey, Mexico, a large and rapidly growing manufacturing metropolis in northern Mexico with much in-migration, and a sample of 380 men in Cedral, San Luis Potosí, a small, economically depressed community with high rates of out-migration, much of it to Monterrey. The study of men in Monterrey is perhaps the most thorough one yet conducted of geographic and social mobility in a Latin American city. In part, this was possible because of the innovation of collecting complete life histories that record what each man was doing for any given year in the lay areas of residence, education, family formation, and work. These data permit the effective use of the concepts of life cycle and cohort analysis in the interpretation of the men's geographic and occupational mobility. The experience of the Monterrey men in adapting to the varied changes required by their mobility was not found to be as difficult as is often indicated in the social science literature on the consequences of economic development. In part this may be because Monterrey, in comparison with most other Latin American cities, has been unusually successful in its economic growth. The impact of migration also was lessened because most of the men had visited the city prior to moving there and many had friends or relatives in the city. The age of the migrants upon arrival in Monterrey made a significant difference in subsequent occupational mobility; those of nonfarm background who arrived before age 25 fared better than natives of the city. Although it appears that status inheritance in Monterrey is somewhat higher than in industrialized countries, a considerable proportion of men do move up the occupational ladder. And perhaps as important, the Monterrey men, whether or not they themselves are moving up, perceive the society as an open one. The very success of Monterrey's development created conditions that would bring about changes in the educational, economic, and cultural expectations of its inhabitants. Thus, paradoxically, the general satisfaction and the lack of group and class conflict in Monterrey over the previous decades may well have given rise to future dissatisfaction and conflict.
Get instant access to thousands of common Spanish phrases As you know it is next to impossible to deduce the Spanish equivalents of common English phrases such as "take a break" or "have an idea" using only a bilingual dictionary. That's where The Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder comes in. Containing 37,000 common phrases and idiomatic expressions in each language, The Ultimate Spanish Phrase Finder gives you invaluable guidance on phrase construction, along with a range of synonyms to choose from. Examples--including common proverbs and book and movie titles--provide you with vivid illustrations of how specific word combinations are used in everyday contexts in Spain and Latin America.
Rethinking Transit Migration
Author: Tanya Basok, Danièle Bélanger, Martha Luz Rojas Wiesner, Guillermo Candiz
Questioning the notion of transit migration, the book examines factors that shape Central American migrants' mobility and immobility in the transnational space, comprised on Central American countries, Mexico, and the US.
Callan, the most ruthlessly efficient member of British Intelligence's own assassination bureau known only as The Section, had made many deadly enemies within Moscow's KGB. So why were they now recommending him for job? It's not a job Callan wants, he just wants to get out of the whole sordid business, but if he doesn't take the job - rescuing a radical Greek politician's daughter from her kidnappers on Crete - then Callan might just find himself in one of the Section's infamous Red Files. 'I'm finished with you, ' said Callan. 'Finished with the Section. You know that.' 'Nobody's ever completely finished with me, ' said Hunter. First published in 1974, this was the third full-length Callan novel by his creator James Mitchell, back in print for the first time in 38 year
The Silver Darlings
Author: Neil M. Gunn
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The Silver Darlings is a tale of lives hard won from a cruel sea and crueller landlords. It tells of strong young men and stronger women whose loves, fears and sorrows are set deep in a landscape of raw beauty and bleak reward. The dawning of the Herring Fisheries brought with it the hope of escape from the brutality of the Highland Clearances, and Neil Gunn's story paints a vivid picture of a community fighting against nature and history and refusing to be crushed.