The Portuguese

A Portrait of a People
Author: Barry Hatton
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1908493399
Category: History
Page: 291
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Portugal is an established member of the European Union, one of the founders of the euro currency and a founder member of NATO. Yet it is an inconspicuous and largely overlooked country on the continent?s south-west rim. In the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Age of Discovery the Portuguese led Europe out of the Mediterranean into the Atlantic and they brought Asia and Europe together. Evidence of their one-time four-continent empire can still be felt, not least in the Portuguese language which is spoken by more than 220 million people from Brazil, across parts of Africa to Asia. Analyzing present-day society and culture, The Portuguese also considers the nation?s often tumultuous past. The 1755 Lisbon earthquake was one of Europe?s greatest natural disasters, strongly influencing continental thought and heralding Portugal?s extended decline. The Portuguese also weathered Europe?s longest dictatorship under twentieth-century ruler Ant¢nio Salazar. A 1974 military coup, called the Carnation Revolution, placed the Portuguese at the centre of Cold War attentions. Portugal?s quirky relationship with Spain, and with its oldest ally England, is also scrutinized. Portugal, which claims Europe?s oldest fixed borders, measures just 561 by 218 kilometres . Within that space, however, it offers a patchwork of widely differing and beautiful landscapes. With an easygoing and seductive lifestyle expressed most fully in their love of food, the Portuguese also have an anarchical streak evident in many facets of contemporary life. A veteran journalist and commentator on Portugal, the author paints an intimate portrait of a fascinating and at times contradictory country and its people.

Storey (Portuguese edition)


Author: Keith Dixon
Publisher: Tektime
ISBN: 887304171X
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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”Gosto de Lee Child, Robert Crais, Tess Gerritson. Portanto, penso que Keith Dixon está lá em cima, com os grandes.” – Crítico da Amazon. ”O escritor mais legível a trabalhar hoje em dia no género.” – Crítico da Amazon. Quando Paul Storey vem de Londres para casa, vem a fugir dum acontecimento que arruinou a sua vida profissional. Agora está lentamente a contactar outra vez com pessoas... mas as pessoas que vai conhecendo são bandidos, ladrões e burlões. Quando Paul Storey vem de Londres para casa, vem a fugir dum acontecimento que arruinou a sua vida profissional. Agora está lentamente a contactar outra vez com pessoas... mas as pessoas que vai conhecendo são bandidos, ladrões e burlões.. Exatamente o tipo de pessoas de quem andava a tentar fugir. Pior, uma delas é uma burlona que, por alguma razão, não consegue tirar da cabeça e tem o hábito de manipular homens... Quando se envolve num esquema para vender antiguidades contrabandeadas da Síria, percebe que também não consegue escapar de ser um profissional – e um profissional especializado que o torna ainda mais desejável para os seus novos colegas. Dedica-se a encontrar um objetivo na vida e manter a cabeça presa aos ombros até que aparece um sírio que quer a devolução duma das antiguidades roubadas... e não está inclinado para fazer prisioneiros. PUBLISHER: TEKTIME

The Everything Store

Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
Author: Brad Stone
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316219258
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 384
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"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. Until now. Brad Stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. The Everything Store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

The Media in the Network Society

Browsing, News, Filters and Citizenship
Author: Gustavo Cardoso
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847537928
Category: Reference
Page: 560
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In the Network Society the development of a new communicational model has been taking shape. A communicational model characterized by the fusion of interpersonal communication and mass communication, connecting audiences and broadcasters under a hypertextual matrix linking several media devices. The Networked Communication model is the informational societies communication model. A model that must be understood also in its needed literacies for building our media diets, media matrixes and on how it's changing the way autonomy is managed and citizenship exercised in the Information Age. In this book Gustavo Cardoso develops an analysis that, focusing on the last decade, takes us from Europe to North America and from South America to Asia, combining under the framework of the Network Society a broad range of scientific perspectives from Media Studies to Political Science and Social Movements theory to Sociology of Communication.

The Routledge Portuguese Bilingual Dictionary (Revised 2014 edition)

Portuguese-English and English-Portuguese
Author: Maria F. Allen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136997253
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 796
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Revised 2014 Reprint Thoroughly revised in 2014, this compact and up-to-date two-way dictionary provides a comprehensive and modern vocabulary. It is the ideal reference for all users of Portuguese. The dictionary includes an extensive coverage of practical terminology from a diversity of fields including; business and economics, law, medicine and information technology as well as common abbreviations, toponyms (place names), nationalities, numerous idiomatic expressions and slang. Key features: Completely up-to-date reflecting the recently-agreed orthographic changes between Brazil and Portugal. Definitions and differences in both variants clearly signposted. Brazilian Portuguese vocabulary where it differs from European-African Portuguese and some American English terms. Coverage of colloquial and slang registers. Useful notes on grammatical points and false friends, as well as boxes with cultural knowledge relating to the U.K., U.S.A., Brazil, Portugal and the other Portuguese-speaking countries. The Routledge Portuguese Bilingual Dictionary provides the maximum information in the minimum space, making it an invaluable reference source

A General Theory of Oblivion


Author: Jose Eduardo Agualusa
Publisher: Archipelago
ISBN: 0914671324
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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As the country goes through various political upheavals from colony to socialist republic to civil war to peace and capitalism, the world outside seeps into Ludo's life through snippets on the radio, voices from next door, glimpses of someone peeing on a balcony, or a man fleeing his pursuers. A General Theory of Oblivion is a perfectly crafted, wild patchwork of a novel, playing on a love of storytelling and fable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Multitudinous Heart

Selected Poems: A Bilingual Edition
Author: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374280703
Category: Poetry
Page: 432
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Brazil, according to no less an observer than Elizabeth Bishop, is a country where poets hold a place of honor: "The name of the 'poet' is sometimes used as a compliment or term of affection, even if the person referred to is . . . not a poet at all." In a culture such as this, where poets are indeed acknowledged as treasures, it is difficult to overestimate the importance of Brazil's national poet, Carlos Drummond de Andrade. "World so wide, world so large, / my heart's even larger": Drummond was a master of transforming the ordinary world, through language, into the sublime. His poems - musical protests, twisted hymns, dissonant celebrations of imperfection - are transcriptions of life itself, recorded by a magnanimous outcast. As he put it in his "Seven-Sided Poem": "When I was born, one of those twisted / angels who live in the shadows said: / 'Carlos, get ready to be a misfit in life!!'" Multitudinous Heart, the most generous selection of Drummond's poems available in English, gathers work from the various phases of this restless, brilliant modernist's career. Richard Zenith's authoritative selection and beautifully rendered translation bring us a more vivid and surprising poet than we knew - one of the century's greatest.

An Oral History of the Portuguese Colonial War

Conscripted Generation
Author: Ângela Campos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331946194X
Category: History
Page: 341
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This book explores the lived memory of the Portuguese colonial war (1961-1974) through the analysis of thirty-six oral history interviews with ex-combatants of this conflict. The meanings that the combatants attributed to their war experiences then and now are the book’s analytical focus. This project seeks to answer the following questions: how has the public memory of this colonial conflict developed in Portugal from 1974 to approximately 2010? what issues does an oral historian encounter when conducting interviews with veterans on a past that remains traumatic for many? what were – and are – the most significant aspects of the war experience and its aftermath for the veterans? how do the veterans perceive their group identity and their historical situation? and what innovative perspectives does oral history offer to the historiography of the Portuguese colonial war?

Prosody and Focus in European Portuguese

Phonological Phrasing and Intonation
Author: Sonia Frota
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815337768
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 440
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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Jews and Judaism in The New York Times


Author: Christopher Vecsey, Ph.D
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739184709
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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Jews and Judaism have been profoundly affected by the horrific course of the Holocaust, and by the formation of Israel as a Jewish nation-state. These have been the major themes in the Times' treatment of Judaism, in thousands of articles, from the 1970s to the present.

From Silence to Voice

What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public
Author: Bernice Buresh,Suzanne Gordon
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801467365
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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To get the resources and respect they need, nurses have long had to be advocates for themselves and their profession, not just for their patients. For a decade, From Silence to Voice has provided nurses with the tools they need to explain the breath and complexity of nursing work. Bernice Buresh and Suzanne Gordon have helped nurses around the world speak up and convey to the public that nursing is more than dedication and caring-it demands specialized knowledge, expertise across a range of medical technologies, and decision-making about life-and-death issues. "Nurses and nursing organizations," they write, "must go out and tell the public what nurses really do so that patients can actually get the benefit of their expert care." The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work. Because nurses are busy, the communication techniques in this book are designed to integrate naturally into nurses' everyday lives and to complement nurses' work with patients and families.

Latin American Journalism


Author: Michael B. Salwen,Bruce Garrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136691324
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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Produced to fill a gap in current knowledge about the state of journalism in Latin America, this timely book chronicles how recent changes toward democratization and privatization in the region have influenced mass media industries and the practice of journalism. Written as a tribute to earlier books about the development and status of Latin American news organizations, this text provides a readable overview of journalism in the area. Unlike those in previous works, these chapters are divided by issues and subject matter instead of by nations and regions. Each chapter concludes with a "spotlight" case study to illustrate the reading material. These features -- along with several easy-to- follow tables, topical examples suitable for class discussions, and a variety of sources including original interviews with media professionals -- all combine to form the most up-to-date book currently available on this constantly changing subject.

Direito da Comunicação Social


Author: JOÃO PEDRO; CARVALHO FIGUEIREDO
Publisher: Leya
ISBN: 9724744876
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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A revolução tecnológica dos últimos anos no sector da comunicação social tem obrigado os Estados e as organizações a produzirem abundante legislação para dar resposta aos problemas que surgem. Ao mesmo tempo, o poder adquirido pelos media na sociedade contemporânea levou a uma protecção acrescida dos direitos de personalidade, centrada em bens jurídicos autonomizados, como a imagem, a palavra ou a reserva da vida privada e familiar. Assim, quase todos os ramos do Direito conhecem desenvolvimentos específicos nesta área. Este livro propõe-se fornecer um quadro global do regime da comunicação social em Portugal, à luz dos antecedentes históricos e das experiências estrangeiras de maior relevância. Pretende-se fornecer aos juristas, mas também a jornalistas e estudantes dos cursos superiores de Comunicação Social, uma obra que lhes permita conhecer os aspectos essenciais do Direito da Comunicação Social.

If I Were a Book


Author: Jose Jorge Letria
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452121444
Category: Art
Page: 64
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This sweet celebration of the magic and wonder of books will delight readers of all ages through André Letria's whimsical illustrations of a book as a kite, a tent, a ship, and more are paired with José Jorge Letria's thoughtful musings on the joys of reading. In the hands of this internationally acclaimed father-and-son duo, a book becomes a mountaintop with a spectacular vista ("If I were a book, I'd be full of new horizons"), and an endless staircase of imagination ("If I were a book, I would not want to know at the beginning how my story ends"). Seamlessly weaving together art and prose, this petite tribute to a reader's best friend makes a timeless addition to every bookshelf.

Secrets of traditional Portuguese cookery

2nd Edition, revised
Author: I. J. Lacerda
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3734773210
Category: Cooking
Page: 108
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Everyone who likes visiting or living in Portugal sooner or later will be interested in knowing something about traditional Portuguese cookery and the little secrets of its preparation. Portuguese cooking includes excellent seafood, fish and meat dishes, using fresh fruit and vegetables. Portuguese cooking is versatile in its preparation and enables you to create delicious dishes. In this book you will find 108 recipes and over 50 notes and tips teaching you the skills of Portuguese cookery, describing spices, giving you calorie values and advices on healthy cooking.

Star Wars Trilogy


Author: George Lucas
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 1101885378
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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Novelizations of Episodes IV - VI of the Star Wars movies.

South of Nowhere

A Novel
Author: António Lobo Antunes
Publisher: Random House (NY)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Angola
Page: 154
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Venturess


Author: Betsy Cornwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054431929X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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The young inventor Nicolette Lampton is living her own fairy-tale happy ending. She's free of her horrible stepfamily, running a successful business, and is uninterested in marrying the handsome prince, Fin. Instead, she, Fin, and their friend Caro venture to the lush land of Faerie, where they seek to put an end to the bloody war their kingdom is waging. Mechanical armies and dark magic await them as they uncover devastating secrets about the past and fight for a real, lasting happily-ever-after for two troubled countries—and for themselves. Smart and unconventional, this novel will appeal to readers of romance and adventure alike.