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1986 BBC adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen. When Fanny Price (Sylvestra Le Touzel) is sent to live with her rich aunt and cousins by her debt-ridden mother, she struggles to adjust to her new aristocratic lifestyle. Her 'superior' relatives constantly ignore her, and only her cousin, Edmund (Nicholas Farrell), shows Fanny any interest. However, Fanny's charm and wit win her many potential suitors, and before long she has to decide whether she wishes to wed for love or status.
An anthology of 'true' stories about ghosts and other paranormal phenomena from Brislington, Arnos Vale and St Anne's in Bristol. This book provides details of two dozen haunted places, along with UFO sightings and white witch and local superstitions.
Many ancient, even prehistoric, monuments and temples aroundthe world show an amazingly sophisticated understanding of the heavens. Theyreflect this sacred knowledge in celestial alignments - to the eternal cyclesof the sun, moon, stars and planets.The ceremonies performed at sites such as Stonehenge inEngland or Teotihuacan in Mexico are now lost to us. But the time-worn stonesand structures remain, and archaeoastronomers (experts in ancient astronomy)have studied how their sightlines relate to astronomical phenomena such asmidwinter or midsummer sunrise or the rising of the Pleiades star cluster. Within, Ken Taylor dives into the fantastical:The principles of astronomy - the seasons, the solstices and equinoxes, the rising and setting of stars, the "lunar standstills"Solar alignments - the language of light and shadow, and the life-giving shows of the sunLunar alignments - the drama of the eclipse and the mysterious energies of the nightAlignments to stars and planets - reaching out to the immensity of the cosmosIn exploring such connections, in words, superb photographsand clear explanatory artworks, Celestial Geometry opens a whole universe ofmystery and wonder, and a window on the inner life of ancient civilizations.
In 1939 England, the Cuthbertsons - Helena (Felicity Kendal) and Richard (Paul Eddington), a war cripple - live in Cornwall with their orphaned niece, Sophy. Sophy is resented by Helena, and has little in common with Richard, and so is pleased when her four cousins arrive in August for a holiday. They talk excitedly about the possibility of war, and look forward to the 'Terror Run' - a night-time spree along a cliff path. Austrian refugees Max and Monika Erstweiler are invited to the traditional family dinner which takes place before the run, but the evening comes to an abrupt end when the news arrives that the outbreak of war is imminent.
Self-study business English for second-language learners
Answers to FAQs about business English based on questions sent to "Dear Ken", a popular column in Spotlight magazine. Many of the questions are from German-speaking learners (and teachers) but the topics they raise and the answers given are of relevance to anyone who is working in English.
Robkaay Journals; (Vol II) This is what it's really like being in a band - If you have ever wondered what it is like to be an Australian musician in a rock band that is signed to an American record label, living in Los Angeles, hanging out in Hollywood clubs, touring America and Australia, dating strippers, having all your bills paid for and receiving a weekly beer and food allowance that is sometimes spent on drugs, you may wish to read on.
Be warned! This is not a travel guide. Nor is it a cross-cultural manual for business people. And it is certainly not a deep, psychological treatise on the German psyche. But have you ever wondered why the Bavarians drink beer at breakfast, or why the car is the ultimate German status symbol? Why do Germans smile when asked "Same procedure?" and how can you learn to speak fluent German, instantly? This book gives the answers, and reveals a multitude of other secrets for all those wanting to better understand what makes Germans tick.
Through stories of diverse landscapes from around the world, this book captures human cultures and their land use practices in the environments they inhabit. The chapters cover topics from heritage in the 21st Century, appreciating and safeguarding values while facing challenges wrought by change. This title will lead readers through fascinating stories of landscapes and people. We learn of the physical and spiritual structure of rice terraces of the Honghe Mountains in China maintained by following a 1300 year sustainable practice of water allocation, while the colonial tea plantations of the Sri Lankan highlands are managed by Indian Tamils who now seek tourism as a means of additional income. Sustainable agricultural methods in the USA are being introduced to prevent landscape loss while in Australia a challenge confronting family farms is progressing to rural industrialisation. Challenges are further outlined in the mythical story of Finland's Saint Henrik pilgrimage and in the intangible Ui-won gardens of Korea. The huge challenge for Japan's landscapes is the legacy from fierce natural 21st Century disasters while in Australia's Dampier Archipelago, an avoidable yet brutal development on a unique Aboriginal rock sculptured landscape highlights serious concerns about heritage governance. These remarkable stories of landscapes and their management are inseparable from the communities that inhabit them. This book was originally published as a special issue of Landscape Research.
While historical and protected landscapes have been well studied for years, the cultural significance of ordinary landscapes is now increasingly recognised. This groundbreaking book discusses how contemporary cultural landscapes can be, and are, created and recognised.
The book challenges common concepts of cultural landscapes as protected or special landscapes that include significant buildings or features. Using case studies from around the world it questions the usual measures of judgement related to cultural landscapes and instead focuses on landscapes that are created, planned or simply evolve as a result of changing human cultures, management policy and practice.
Each contribution analyses the geographical and human background of the landscape, and policies and management strategies that impact upon it, and defines the meanings of 'cultural landscape' in its particular context. Taken together they establish a new paradigm in the study of landscapes in all forms."
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