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The Limits of Limelight

Author : Margaret Porter
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Hollywood turned Ginger Rogers into a star. What will it do for her cousin? Pretty Oklahoma teenager Helen Nichols accepts an invitation from her cousin, rising movie actress Ginger Rogers, and her Aunt Lela, to try her luck in motion pictures. Her relatives, convinced that her looks and personality will ensure success, provide her with a new name and help her land a contract with RKO. As Phyllis Fraser, she swiftly discovers that Depression-era Hollywood’s surface glamor and glitter obscure the ceaseless struggle of the hopeful starlet. Lela Rogers, intensely devoted to her daughter and her niece, outwardly accepting of her stage mother label, is nonetheless determined to establish her reputation as screenwriter, stage director, and studio talent scout. For Phyllis, she’s an inspiring model of grit and persistence in an industry run by men. While Ginger soars to the heights of stardom in musicals with Fred Astaire, Phyllis is tempted by a career more fulfilling than the one she was thrust into. Should she continue working in films, or devote herself to the profession she’s dreamed about since childhood? Which choice might lead her to the lasting love that seems so elusive?

English German Dictionary of Idioms

Author : Professor Hans Schemann
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This dictionary is the ideal supplement to the German/English Dictionary of Idioms, which together give a rich source of material for the translator from and into each language. The dictionary contains 15,000 headwords, each entry supplying the German equivalents, variants, contexts and the degree of currency/rarity of the idiomatic expression. This dictionary will be an invaluable resource for students and professional literary translators. Not for sale in Germany, Austria or Switzerland

Third Language Dictionary

Author : Kerrin P. Rowe
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Third Language Dictionary is a guide to everyday language that is peculiar to and used by Australian folks from all walks of life no matter what or who they are or the level of success, education, credence, or place in society they have attained.

Cambridge School Dictionary

Author : Melissa Good
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English Haitian Creole Bilingual Dictionary

Author : Albert Valdman
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Haitian Creole (HC) is spoken by approximately 11,000,000 persons in Haiti and in diaspora communities in the United States and throughout the Caribbean. Thus, it is of great utility to Anglophone professionals engaged in various activitiesmedical, social, educational, welfare in these regions. As the most widely spoken and best described creole language, a knowledge of its vocabulary is of interest and utility to scholars in a variety of disciplines. The English-Haitian Creole Bilingual Dictionary (EHCBD) aims to assist anglophone users in constructing written and oral discourse in HC; it also will aid HC speakers to translate from English to their language. As the most elaborate and extensive linguistic tool available, it contains about 30 000 individual entries, many of which have multiple senses and include subentries, multiword phrases or idioms. The distinguishing feature of the EHCBD is the inclusion of translated sentence-length illustrative examples that provide important information on usage.

Cambridge Learner s Dictionary English Russian with CD ROM

Author : Cambridge University Press
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The first edition of the semi-bilingual English-Russian version of the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary with CD-ROM. This is the first edition of the semi-bilingual Russian version of the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary, ideal for intermediate to upper-intermediate students. Russian translations are given for every sense, and thesaurus and common error notes give students extra help with producing English. The dictionary is accompanied by a CD-ROM containing the full text of the dictionary, and including SmartThesaurus, QuickFind, recordings of every word in British and American English, plus study material.

Come On

Author : Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker
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Current worldwide trends are not sustainable. The Club of Rome’s warnings published in the book Limits to Growth are still valid. Remedies that are acceptable for the great majority tend to make things worse. We seem to be in a philosophical crisis. Pope Francis says it clearly: our common home is in deadly danger. Analyzing the philosophical crisis, the book comes to the conclusion that the world may need a “new enlightenment”; one that is not based solely on doctrine, but instead addresses a balance between humans and nature, as well as a balance between markets and the state, and the short versus long term. To do this we need to leave behind working in ”silos” in favor of a more systemic approach that will require us to rethink the organization of science and education. However, we have to act now; the world cannot wait until 7.6 billion people have struggled to reach a new enlightenment. This book is full of optimistic case studies and policy proposals that will lead us back to a trajectory of sustainability. But it is also necessary to address the taboo topic of population increase. Countries with a stable population fare immensely better than those with continued increase. Finally, we are presenting an optimistic book from the Club of Rome.

Langenscheidt Power W rterbuch Englisch

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Idiomatische Redewendungen

Author : Manfred Gerbert
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Diccionari UB Angl s Catal

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El diccionari UB anglès-català és el resultat d’una activitat conjunta de diferents agents que, de manera complementària, han sumat coneixements, continguts i tecnologia per fer una obra de referència rigorosa, posada al dia, útil a un ampli sector de la ciutadania i que contribueixi a eixamplar els horitzons culturals i lingüístics no solament de la comunitat universitària, sinó de la societat catalana...Pel seu contingut, constitueix una obra idònia tant per als usuaris comuns de la llengua com per a especialistes d’un ampli ventall de sectors professionals, així com per al professorat i estudiants universitaris i de cursos avançats de secundària. La mobilitat estudiantil a nivell internacional el converteix en un company de viatge imprescindible per als estudiants catalans que viatgen a l’estranger i en una eina bàsica per al coneixement de la llengua i la cultura catalanes per als qui vénen a completar els seus estudis al nostre país.