Robinson Crusoe is a 1719 novel by Englishauthor Daniel Defoe. With its simple narrative style, it is considered theoriginal adventure novel and the first novel in the realistic fiction genre.Robinson Crusoe is the story of a man who was shipwrecked for almost 30 yearson a tropical island. The novel recounts Robinson’s struggle to survive aloneas well as his adventures among cannibals and with his friend and servantFriday.
LEARNING NEW WORDS IS AS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE! ? RECOGNIZE the keys to the English language, the basic units from which all words are made ? FOLLOW clear examples of how the key explains a word's origin and meaning -- or how it combines with other keys to create new words ? BUILD your word power with practical exercises to expand and integrate your knowledge, without memorization Why enroll in an expensive course when everything you need to increase your vocabulary is at your fingertips? With this tested step-by-step method, you can instantly understand and retain thousands of words -- even words you have never seen before. By examining the building blocks of all words, a basic skill you already use every day without realizing it, you can unlock the meaning behind any word. A strong vocabulary is essential for academic and career success, greater self-confidence in speaking and writing, and improved reading comprehension. Master the secrets of increased word power with Instant Vocabulary!
这是一部被誉为“世界通俗小说之王”的大仲马(1802—1870)写的一部关于复仇的集冒险、悬疑为一体的小说。 复仇记载了人类历史凄苦悲壮的发展历程，也是超越时空与过度的文学主题。 在早的古希腊神话传说中，复仇往往停留在利用暴力手段不顾一切地杀死仇敌。文艺复兴阶段，以《哈姆雷特》为代表，经过对复仇目的与复仇方式的讨论，复仇进而成为人文精神与社会现实之间矛盾的反映。
101 Amazing Nintendo NES Facts
In this fact-filled installment in Jimmy Russell's Games Console History series, we learn 101 amazing facts about Nintendo's seminal NES, the most significant console in Nintendo history. The facts cover many areas, including the history, the hardware, game titles both rare and popular and some incredible information you probably never knew! Everyone from retro gamers who were there at the time to n00bz who think a PlayStation is Old School will find this excellent eBook jam packed full of fascinating trivia!
Body Language and Relationships
Raised eyebrows, rubbing one’s chin, angled shoulders – what’s it all mean? Master the art of nonverbal communication and you’ll unlock these secrets and more. Body Language and Relationships is your quick course in interpreting body language in all types of romantic encounters. Now you’ll know just what your partner is thinking - without a word being said.
Get ready for the best years of your life! College Survival: Study Skills contains everything you need to know about earning that elusive 4.0. With advice from effective time management techniques, to forming study groups, to talking to professors, you'll be practicing your valedictorian speech in no time.
Writing to Learn
This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.
Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons Sample
How Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons Turn Struggling Readers into Happy Readers — For Grades 2–5.Many struggling readers are embarrassed to read aloud. They are often intimidated or bored by texts that conventional programs require them to practice. So, instead of catching up, they fall further behind. Currently 67% of American fourth graders can’t read grade-level text. Reading specialist Amy Buswell has spent eight years looking for remediation methods that work. “What is needed,” Buswell explains, “is a program that improves the motivation of struggling readers, because that accounts for 90% of the problem.” Four years ago, Buswell came up with a brainstorm. She knew her best readers enjoyed reading Bruce Lansky’s poetry books for pleasure. The more poems they read, the better their reading got. Why not use Lansky’s kid-tested poems as texts struggling readers could practice on to improve their reading—using six research-based strategies: choral reading, echo reading, paired reading, repeated reading, sustained silent reading and “say it like the character” reading. — This book is the result of that brainstorm and the resulting collaboration between Buswell and Lansky. It gives teachers and parents everything they need to help children improve their reading: -35 kid-tested poems by Bruce Lansky -35 customized reading lessons by Amy Buswell -35 off-the-wall illustrations by Stephen Carpenter -35 sets of zany performance tips by Bruce Lansky …all of which is designed to make the process of reading improvement more like fun than work. — What Amy Buswell and Bruce Lansky have created is the most entertaining fluency intervention ever. That’s why it is so successful at overcoming negative attitudes to improve reading skills and scores. Ninety-five percent of participating students made significant improvement in their fluency (reading rate). And average reading scores on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) for Buswell’s school raised her school’s rating to an A for the first time. In 2011, Buswell’s school achieved one of the highest-percentage reading gains in the county. — There’s no reason parents can’t get in on the fun, too. Parents will enjoy Lansky’s funny poems and Stephen Carpenter’s delightful illustrations as much as their children. By reading the poems with their children and encouraging their children to try some of Lansky’s entertaining performance tips (by adding gestures, sound effects, props and finding additional readers: be they friends, family or neighbors), they can dramatically speed up their child’s reading progress (and have lots of fun in the process.)
How to Speak and Write Correctly
How to Speak and Write Correctly
101 Amazing Facts about Lizards
In what amazing way does the horned toad lizard defend itself? What film did a trip to the Komodo islands to study lizards inspire? What, according to ancient Australian Aboriginal belief will happen if you kill a lizard? And what species of lizard is the fastest on the planet? All of these questions and more are answered in this fascinating eBook containing over one hundred facts, separated into sections for easy reference. So if you want to know more about komodo dragons, iguanas, chameleons and gila monsters, then this is the book for you!
101 Amazing Facts About Insects
Did you know that the combined weight of all the insects in the world is twelve times greater than the weight of the entire human population? Or that it takes the pollen from around two million flowers to make just one pound of honey? This fantastic quick-read eBook features 101 amazing facts split into categories such as amazing arthropods, ants, beetles, spiders and many more. So if you want to know what the most venomous insect in the world is, or how many dustmites are in your mattress, then this is the book for you! Find the information you want, fast!
101 Amazing Facts about the Titanic
Do you know how many miles beneath the surface of the waves the wreck of the titanic lies? What do scientists and historians now believe led to the iceberg only being seen at the last minute? The flares that were sent up by the crew were supposed to signal 'distress' - but what did they actually say? All these questions and more are answered in this fascinating eBook which contains over one hundred facts about the ship and her tragic maiden voyage.
"Never let 'em see you sweat." "Never change diapers in mid-stream." "Never let a crisis go to waste." "Never ruin an apology with an excuse." "Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died." When we strongly encourage people to do something, it's called an exhortation. But what is the proper term for strongly discouraging peopleOne candidate is admonition. Another is dehortation, the opposite of exhortation. But perhaps the best term for an emphatic piece of dissuasive advice is neverism. You won't find the term in any dictionary (at least not yet) because quotation anthologist Dr. Mardy Grothe coined it himself for this collection of nearly two thousand quotable cautionary warnings. With the whimsical and witty intermixed with the serious and profound, contributors range from Aesop and Marcus Aurelius to John Wayne and Mae West. Grothe also tells the fascinating "back stories" of scores of classic quotations as well as the history of hundreds more that have never before appeared in a quotation anthology. Organized by topics such as Wit & Wordplay, Politics & Government, Sports, Stage & Screen, and The Literary Life, this is a book about quotations as well as a book of them. Neverisms is sure to delight quotation lovers and language aficionados everywhere.
The Book of Card Games
Your Favorite Card Games, All in One Place!Now you can enjoy all the games you've always loved--and find new favorites--with The Book of Card Games. From bridge and pitch to war and whist, this timeless collection outlines the rules to more than fifty classic games and a number of entertaining variations.You can reference the exact rules for gin rummy or try a new spin on the game-night staple with Manipulation Rummy. Why not switch it up on the poker table and go all in during a round of Anaconda, Football, or Omaha? You can even have fun on your own with solitary games like Free Cell and Monte Carlo.The Book of Card Games stacks the deck in your favor for hours of entertaining fun with family and friends!
A crash course in designing and constructing buildingsToo often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures.Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, you'll enjoy uncovering the remarkable world of architecture with this book. Inside, you'll also find fascinating elements like:Illustrations of popular building styles, such as Georgian and Greek RevivalDrawings of the essential parts of different buildingsUnique profiles of the most inspirational figures in architectureFrom Norman Foster and Frank Lloyd Wright to the Beauvais Cathedral and the Empire State Building, Architecture 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining architecture tidbits that you can't get anywhere else!
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)
This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Jonathan Swift’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Swift includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Swift’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the text Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles