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Leadership

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An update of one of the most popular Essential Managers titles, Leadership will show you how to guide and mentor your staff in order to get the best out of them. Part of the best-selling Essential Managers series, this book will carry the same livery on the jacket, but will have new text and a completely modern, updated design.

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Lima, Peru

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Even as Mario Testino has become a royal image-maker in England and in Hollywood, where his portraits define the new glamour for a generation of stars, models and celebrities, he has cherished visions of the elegance and endless beaches of Lima, the city where he grew up. He has always confessed his love: I’m very proud of being Peruvian, I would not want to be from anywhere else. I’ve lived in Europe for 30 years, but the moment I see our flag I get soppy. And he confesses it again here, though not in a traditional book of his own photography. For in Lima, Peru Testino make his first foray into the role of photo editor, celebrating the title city through the eyes of its artists, photographers, artisans and photojournalists. Of this project’s genesis Testino says, I wanted to capture Lima’s positive chaos… I wanted to find a book which conveyed this — the way Lima’s artists and photographers have captured their city’s color and complexity, its art, its people and its buildings, its street life and its interiors. But no such book existed, and so I decided to edit one myself. In Lima, Peru, Testino sets sweeping views of the city’s architecture opposite details of its ceramic tiles. He collects observations of the city’s natural exhibitionists as well as those who would normally shy away from the camera. He showcases art, parades, religion, sex, football, market life, architecture, interiors, high society, the bourgeoisie, teenagers, soldiers, surfers, priests, bullfighters, brides, hostesses, street sellers, waiters, artists, dancers, musicians and sun-worshippers. This is a shimmering, kaleidoscopic view of the city — a considered, eclectic and detailed composite from a master portraitist.

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Prospects Upper-Intermediate Workbook

Автор: Wilson K.

Prospects is a six-level secondary course for teenagers. The course offers a multi-level entry system to allow teachers to start the course at the most suitable level.

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Merry Christmas, Alex Cross

Автор: Patterson James

It’s Christmas Eve in Washington DC, Detective Alex Cross is at home with his family decorating the tree and enjoying a Cross family tradition, a big bowl of egg nog, when he receives a phone call that causes the festivities to be put on hold. Across town in a mansion house, Henry Fowler, a hard-nosed corporate lawyer turned small-time drug hustler, is holding his children, his ex-wife, her new husband and a neighbour at gun point. High on crystal meth and heavily armed, Fowler is refusing to speak with the negotiator. As an expert in hostage situations, Alex has been called in to try and save a potential massacre. But with Fowler crazed and irrational, will Alex be able to save the lives of these hostages, as well as coming out alive himself? At the same time, international terrorist Hala al Dossari has been planning a devastating attack to strike at the heart of the Western world on the most important day of the year — Christmas Day.

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Impact Issues 2

Автор: Day Richard R.

Impact Issues 2 helps high-beginner students develop conversation and discussion skills. Each of the 20 units features exciting and timely topics and contains activities to help students express their opinions and make short presentations.

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A Frame for Life. The Designs of Studioilse

Автор: Edwin Heathcote Crawford

The renowned designer and style guru Ilse Crawford showcases her body of influential, holistic work for the first time, articulating her groundbreaking philosophies for design and living. Studioilse, the award-winning design studio founded by Ilse Crawford, bridges the worlds of interior design, architecture, and product design with the philosophy of putting the human being at the center. Fascinated by what drives us and makes us feel alive, Crawford says: When I look at making spaces, I don’t just look at the visual. I’m much more interested in the sensory thing, in thinking about it from the human context, the primal perspective, the thing that touches you. Featuring Studioilse’s work to date, from private residences to hotels, restaurants, and retail projects, this book illustrates the effectiveness of design grounded in human needs and desires. Layering materials and textures, combined with her understanding of human behavior, Crawford’s designs are sensual and accessible. A forerunner of the holistic design movement a decade ago, her humanistic approach has now become the norm. This volume illustrates why Crawford’s design philosophy is so seminal — her work has influenced not only a generation of Dutch and European designers, but also Americans due to her acclaimed Soho House New York. With new photography and essays by Crawford and design critic Edwin Heatcote, this inspirational volume is sure to be one of the most important design books of the year.

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What Do People Do All Day?

Автор: Scarry Richard

Find out what everyone in Busytown does all day in this Richard Scarry classic! Go on a fun visit to Busytown and find out how everyone spends their days. Full of fun and adventure, this classic picture book will keep the attention of little readers from page to page as they find out how construction workers, fire fighters, farmers, doctors, and more, help Busytown run smoothly each and every day.

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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy

Автор: Joyce Rachel

When Queenie Hennessy discovers that Harold Fry is walking the length of England to save her, and all she has to do is wait, she is shocked. Her note to him had explained she was dying from cancer. How can she wait? A new volunteer at the hospice suggests that Queenie should write a second letter; only this time she must tell Harold the truth. Composing this letter, the volunteer promises, will ensure Queenie hangs on. It will also atone for the secrets of the past. As the volunteer points out, It isn’t Harold who is saving you. It is you, saving Harold Fry. This is that letter. A letter that was never sent. Told in simple, emotionally-honest prose, with a mischievous bite, this is a novella about a woman who falls in love but chooses not to claim it. It is about friendship and kindness as well as the small victories that pass unrecorded. It is about the truth and the significance — the gentle heroism — of a life lived alone. Queenie thought her first letter would be the end of the story. She was wrong. It was just the beginning…

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Oxford Bookworms Library Factfiles: Stage 4: 400 Headwords (+ Audio CD)

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Who will speak for the poor? Who will listen to slaves, and those who have no rights? Who will work for a future where everyone is equal? Who will give up his house, job and money to fight for people who are shut out by everyone else? ‘I will,’ said Mohandas Gandhi. And he began to fight in a way the world had not seen before — not with weapons, and wild crowds, and words of hate, but with the power of non-violence. This is the story of a man who became the Father of the Nation in his own country of India, and a great leader for the whole world.

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Three Stations

Автор: Smith Martin Cruz

This is the stunning new thriller from the author of Gorky Park and Stalin’s Ghost. As a train pulls into Yaroslav Station, Moscow, a teenage girl — Maya — wakes to an unimaginable horror. Her baby has been taken… Increasingly disillusioned with the workings of Moscow’s Prosecution Service, Arkady Renko is teetering on the brink of resignation when he becomes drawn into a strange new case. A prostitute has been found dead in a trailer in Three Stations — a dark, notorious part of the city — without a mark on her. Soon Renko will find that the girl is linked to the extravagant Club Nijinsky and, as he is drawn into the extraordinary world of Moscow’s super-rich, that nothing is quite as it seems. Meanwhile, Maya also wanders Three Stations, searching for her baby. Her only ally is a young man, Zhenya — Renko’s own troubled ward — who is drawn to her cause and will guide her through Moscow’s dark underbelly. But neither Zhenya nor Renko realize that Maya herself is being hunted. And those seeking her will stop at nothing to silence her…

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