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.

Leo Flower


Author: Norman Isaacson
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450245668
Category: Fiction
Page: 316
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Leo Flower got his name in a Greenwich Village orphanage because he loved to listen to Mayor Fiorello Laguardia, New Yorks Little Flower, read the funny papers on the radio. When Leo is twelve, he is adopted by a priest and his sister and raised as their own. They love and support him throughout his schooling and his time in the military. After leaving the army, Leo becomes a cop and eventually a lieutenant. Time passes, and hes sixty, drifting in a dull but comfortable routine. That existence comes crashing down, however, when his adoptive parents are murdered. With seething vengeance, Leo hunts for their killer. His search is interrupted when he is transferred to an elite unit and assigned to develop a plan to stop the assassination of the Pope during his visit to the United Nations. As his search for the murderer continues, Leo puts his plan to save the Pope into action with the help of a street thug, an old gangster, a famed French actress, a doorman, and the Catholic Church. The search for one thing often leads to the discovery of another; so it is with Leo Flowera man seeking a killer and finding instead something he never expected.

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?

Empires of Print

Adventure Fiction in the Magazines, 1899-1919
Author: Patrick Scott Belk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317185048
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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At the turn of the twentieth century, the publishing industries in Britain and the United States underwent dramatic expansions and reorganization that brought about an increased traffic in books and periodicals around the world. Focusing on adventure fiction published from 1899 to 1919, Patrick Scott Belk looks at authors such as Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle, and John Buchan to explore how writers of popular fiction engaged with foreign markets and readers through periodical publishing. Belk argues that popular fiction, particularly the adventure genre, developed in ways that directly correlate with authors’ experiences, and shows that popular genres of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries emerged as one way of marketing their literary works to expanding audiences of readers worldwide. Despite an over-determined print space altered by the rise of new kinds of consumers and transformations of accepted habits of reading, publishing, and writing, the changes in British and American publishing?at the turn of the twentieth century inspired an exciting new period of literary invention and experimentation in the adventure genre, and the greater part of that invention and experimentation was happening in the magazines. ?

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.

The Curse of the Mummy


Author: Joyce Hannam
Publisher: OXFORD University Press
ISBN: 9780194243421
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 44
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For thousand of years the dead body of the young king Tutankhamun slept under the sands of Egypt. Then, in the autumn of 1922, Howard Carter and his friends find and open his tomb door. These are exciting times, and Carter's young helper Tariq tells the story in his diary. But soon people begin to die. Who or what is the killer? Is Tutankhamun angry with them for opening his tomb? And who is the beautiful French girl with the face of Tutankhamun's long-dead wife?

Fundamental Neuroscience


Author: Larry R. Squire
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123858704
Category: Medical
Page: 1127
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Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition introduces graduate and upper-level undergraduate students to the full range of contemporary neuroscience. Addressing instructor and student feedback on the previous edition, all of the chapters are rewritten to make this book more concise and student-friendly than ever before. Each chapter is once again heavily illustrated and provides clinical boxes describing experiments, disorders, and methodological approaches and concepts. A companion web site contains test questions, and an imagebank of the figures for ready use in presentations, slides, and handouts. Capturing the promise and excitement of this fast-moving field, Fundamental Neuroscience, 3rd Edition is the text that students will be able to reference throughout their neuroscience careers! New to this edition: * 30% new material including new chapters on Dendritic Development and Spine Morphogenesis, Chemical Senses, Cerebellum, Eye Movements, Circadian Timing, Sleep and Dreaming, and Consciousness * Companion website with figures, web links to additional material, and test questions * Additional text boxes describing key experiments, disorders, methods, and concepts * Multiple model system coverage beyond rats, mice, and monkeys * Extensively expanded index for easier referencing

The Fly and Other Horror Stories


Author: John Escott
Publisher: Oxford University
ISBN: 9780194230872
Category: Fantasy fiction
Page: 120
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The Bookworms series offers six graded stages provide 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 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.

Wuthering Heights - With Audio Level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library


Author: Emily Brontë
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0194632326
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 Clare West. The wind is strong on the Yorkshire moors. There are few trees, and fewer houses, to block its path. There is one house, however, that does not hide from the wind. It stands out from the hill and challenges the wind to do its worst. The house is called Wuthering Heights. When Mr Earnshaw brings a strange, small, dark child back home to Wuthering heights, it seems he has opened his doors to trouble. He has invited in something that, like the wind, is safer kept out of the house.

The Price of Peace, Level 4

Stories from Africa
Author: Christine Lindop
Publisher: OXFORD
ISBN: 9780194793254
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 88
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Reading a complete story in English gives students a great sense of achievement - and encourages them to read more. The Oxford Bookworms Library offers a variety of titles. The books are graded at six vocabulary levels ranging from 250 words (Starter) to 2,500 (Advanced).