The Riddle of the Sands - With Audio Level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library


Author: Erskine Childers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194632016
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 112
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A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Peter Hawkins. When Carruthers joins his friend Arthur Davies on his yacht Dulcibella, he is expecting a pleasant sailing holiday in the Baltic Sea. But the holiday turns into an adventure of a different kind. He and Davies soon find themselves sailing in the stormy waters of the North Sea, exploring the channels and sandbanks around the German Frisian Islands, and looking for a secret – a secret that could mean great danger for England. Erskine Childers’ novel, published in 1903, was the first great modern spy story, and is still as exciting to read today as it was a hundred years ago.

The Riddle of the Sands


Author: Erskine Childers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781617201325
Category: Fiction
Page: 274
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The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service is an early example of the espionage novel, with a strong underlying theme of militarism. Carruthers, a minor official in the Foreign Office is contacted by an acquaintance, Davies, asking him to join in a yachting holiday in the German Frisian islands. Carruthers agrees, as his other plans for a holiday have fallen through. He arrives to find that Davies has a small sailing boat, not the comfortable crewed yacht that he expected. Davies gradually reveals that he suspects that the Germans are undertaking something sinister in the area

The Riddle of the Sands


Author: Erskine Childers
Publisher: Oxford University
ISBN: 9780194230728
Category: Fiction
Page: 104
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This series offers six graded stages providing more than 130 stories at different levels of ability. The lower levels feature a wide choice of original stories, while the higher levels feature adaptations of well-known works originally published for native speakers. There are titles to suit all tastes: fantasy and horror; thriller and adventure; classics; true stories; crime and mystery; human interest. The Activities section at the back of each title has been extended to include extra activities before, while and after reading, helping students to interact with the text and get the most out of each story. Each title also has an introduction, a glossary of key topic words, and an About the Author section.

The Riddle of the Sands


Author: Erskine Childers
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147266
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Written in 1903 by a Boer War veteran, this gripping tale incorporates a wealth of technical sailing detail in its story of a sunny holiday that gradually darkens into a suspenseful adventure.

The Bride Price


Author: Buchi Emecheta
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0807616141
Category: Fiction
Page: 168
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A Nigerian girl is allowed to finish her education because a diploma will enhance her bride price, but she then rebels against traditional marriage customs.

Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 6: Cry Freedom


Author: John Briley,Rowena Akinyemi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194792561
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 120
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They said Steve Biko was a man of violence; then why did he talk of peace? They said he wanted revolution; so why did he talk of friendship? They said he died of hunger; why was his body broken and bruised ? This is the story of a man's fight with the government of South Africa. It is the story of ail people who prefer truth to lies. It is the story of ail people who cry 'Freedom', and who are not afraid to die.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition
Author: Jesse Schell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498759564
Category: Computers
Page: 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

Tess of the d'Urbervilles - With Audio Level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library


Author: Thomas Hardy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194631087
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 144
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A level 6 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. A pretty young girl has to leave home to make money for her family. She is clever and a good worker; but she is uneducated and does not know the cruel ways of the world. So, when a rich young man says he loves her, she is careful - but not careful enough. He is persuasive, and she is overwhelmed. It is not her fault, but the world says it is. Her young life is already stained by men's desires, and by death.

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story


Author: Michael Dibdin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571290493
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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There can be no question that the contents of this book will prove extremely controversial. Many people will be deeply shocked by the nature of Watson's statement. Many will no doubt prefer to reject it rather than surrender the beliefs of a lifetime. Others will at least regret that two of the great mysteries of crime are finally solved... An extraordinary document comes to light which for fifty years had been held on deposit by the bankers of the deceased John Herbert Watson MD - better known as Dr Watson. The document, written by Dr Watson himself, opens in the East End of London in 1888. Three women have been savagely murdered. To calm the public outcry, Scotland Yard approaches London's most eminent detective, Sherlock Holmes, and asks him to investigate the killer. Can Holmes solve the mystery of Jack the Ripper? And why has this story been suppressed for so long?

The Company of Strangers

A Natural History of Economic Life
Author: Paul Seabright
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400834785
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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The Company of Strangers shows us the remarkable strangeness, and fragility, of our everyday lives. This completely revised and updated edition includes a new chapter analyzing how the rise and fall of social trust explain the unsustainable boom in the global economy over the past decade and the financial crisis that succeeded it. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, history, psychology, and literature, Paul Seabright explores how our evolved ability of abstract reasoning has allowed institutions like money, markets, cities, and the banking system to provide the foundations of social trust that we need in our everyday lives. Even the simple acts of buying food and clothing depend on an astonishing web of interaction that spans the globe. How did humans develop the ability to trust total strangers with providing our most basic needs?

War in Human Civilization


Author: Azar Gat
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199236631
Category: History
Page: 822
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Why do people go to war? Is it rooted in human nature or is it a late cultural invention? And what of war today - is it a declining phenomenon or simply changing its shape? In this truly global study of war and civilization, Azar Gat sets out to find definitive answers to these questions in an attempt to unravel the 'riddle of war' throughout human history, from the early hunter-gatherers right through to the unconventional terrorism of the twenty-first century. Written with remarkable verve and clarity and wholly free from jargon, it will be of interest to anyone who has ever pondered the puzzle of war.

History Riddles

A Treasure Trove Book
Author: Leon Conrad
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1782792937
Category: Education
Page: 204
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Enjoy stories? Enjoy history? You’ll love this book! How well do you know your history? Pit your wits against this collection of 30 cultural riddles featuring popular historical stories and legends. Engage with these riddles out of sheer fun and curiosity as a reader, or use them when facilitating an Odyssey Dynamic Learning System journey (Liberalis Books, 2015). You’ll find they intrigue, tease, inform, educate, enlighten, and entertain. Still guessing? There are clues to help you. Think you’ve cracked them? Check out the background information for the answers and for suggestions on exploring topics further. How many riddles will you be able to solve?