By James Dobson And Kurt Bruner
Future: All That Matters
By Ziauddin Sardar
In Future: All That Matters, Ziauddin Sardar shows that thinking and speculating about the future has always been a part of human history, but exploring the futures in a systematic and scientific way is a recent phenomenon. What is known variously as 'futures studies', 'futurology' or 'foresight' only emerged as a discipline during the last few decades. The study of the future, however, is not only about 'predicting' or 'forecasting' the future, which is always a perilous exercise. It is also about appreciating the potentials and possibilities, as well as risks and threats, lurking over the horizon. It can enable us both to avoid the dangers as well as shape a viable and desirable future.This book explores the exciting field of futures studies, and shows how knowledge of the future is acquired and put into practice. We examine various methods for studying the future, with the emphasis not so much on predicting specific events but on delineating alternative paths to the future. We look at some celebrated readings of the future as well as case studies where exploration of the future has been used to shape policy and planning in businesses and communities, international organisations and regional institutions, and interest and lobby groups. Finally, the book suggests why and how in an increasingly complex, uncertain and diverse world, the study of the future can help people recover their agency and help them to create the world in which they wish to live. This accessible and readable book will appeal both to students and general readers, giving a fascinating introduction to thinking about the future - and what matters most about it.
By Denise Robins
A captivating love story from the 100-million-copy bestselling Queen of Romance, first published in 1937 and now available for the first time in eBook. Summer brings the holiday with Guy and the children - just like every other year. But it also brings that chance meeting with Blake Randall, the young officer Clare had loved so deeply and yet so fleetingly all those years ago in a wartime hospital.He has not become boring like Guy, the kindly but unexciting doctor she married. Blake has retained the spark of youth; the spark Clare still feels within herself...
Father and Son
By Timothy Keller
Jesus' ascension into Heaven-the end of his earthly life-is one of the most puzzling moments in the Gospels. It marks the moment when Jesus was no longer limited to a specific point in space and time. In The Father and Son, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, explains why this means our encounters with Jesus can be richer now that he available to us in all times and places.
The Fifth Assassin
By Brad Meltzer
Beecher White, hero of the number one bestseller THE INNER CIRCLE, discovers a killer in Washington, DC who's recreating the crimes of four of the world's most famous presidential assassins. But what's if those assassins weren't just isolated killers? Who do they really work for? And why are they planning to kill the President today? Beecher's about to find out. And most terrifying, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.
The First Christian
By Timothy Keller
The Gospels are full of encounters that made a profound impact on those who spoke with Jesus Christ. In the fifth part of his Encounters with Jesusseries, Timothy Keller, pastor of New York's Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times-bestselling author of The Reason for God, shows how those encounters can still have a deep effect on us today. By examining an encounter between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, one of his most beloved disciples, Keller clarifies the Christian understanding of faith, and explains its role in answering the big questions of life.This and the other nine in the series make up the complete Encounters With Jesus: Unexpected Answers to Life's Biggest Questions.
The French Postmistress
By Julia Stagg
The Fortunate Marriage
By Meriol Trevor
Poor, orphaned Louisa was only at Rosewell a short time when she realised that all was not well between her golden-haired cousin Caroline and Caroline's coolly handsome husband, Colonel Rowland Dynham. "Much too wild," the gossips said of Caroline. But everybody was ready to accuse the colonel when a terrible accident befell his wife. Louisa refused to believe that Rowland could have been responsible for what happened to Caroline and defended him tirelessly, even when his own children turned against him. She soon realised that it was not only her belief in Rowland that was unshakeable, but her love for him too. A gripping story of forbidden love, this is a stunning close-up of Regency life from the ballrooms and gaming dens of London to the rocky and beautiful Cornish countryside.
Freud In A Week: Teach Yourself
By Ruth Snowden
Learn in a week, remember for a lifetime!In just one week, this accessible book will give you knowledge to last forever. End of chapter summaries and multiple choice questions are all designed to help you test your knowledge and gain confidence. So whether you are a student or you simply want to widen your knowledge, you will find this seven-day course a very memorable introduction.Sunday: Learn who Freud was and what he didMonday: Explore Freud's early work and the beginnings of his psychoanalytical ideasTuesday: Discover Freud's views on the interpretation of deams and on the importance of the unconsciousWednesday: Consider Freud's often-controversial sexual theoriesThursday: Understand Freud's views on the importance of childhood, and how adult identity is formedFriday: Learn about Freud's views on civilization, religion and societySaturday: Look at how psychoanalysis has developed since Freud's time and how it is used today.
French Vocabulary Builder+ (Learn French with the Michel Thomas Method)
By Helene Bird
Experience significant results in a remarkably short period of time - without books, drills, memorizing, or homework. In this five-hour intermediate level audio course Michel Thomas Method teacher Hélène Lewis introduces over 1,000 new words, verbs and everyday phrases through essential language building blocks which allow you to increase your vocabulary in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out answers for yourself.What's the added plus?Unlike most vocabulary courses which give you lists of words to memorise, the Michel Thomas Method-based Vocabulary Builder+ allows you to further extend your vocabulary by unlocking what you already know. Focusing on the similarities and differences between French and English, you will gain the tools and strategies to exponentially build up your vocabulary.Who is this course for?Whether you have learned from other Michel Thomas courses or are simply looking for a new approach to help improve your proficiency, the French Vocabulary Builder+ will introduce you to a unique way of acquiring language that will significantly boost your confidence in your ability to speak, listen to, pronounce and understand French.
Follow the Saint
By Leslie Charteris
In these three stories, everyone's favourite criminal follows his nose and finds yet more trouble.In The Miracle Tea Party, an attack on Inspector Teal leads Simon to discover a packet of Miracle Tea with truly miraculous properties. In The Invisible Millionaire the Saint and Hoppy agree to meet a woman with information on a major swindle - only to find her dead. And finally, in The Affair of Hogsbotham, Simon is irritated by the self-appointed guardian of the nation's morality Ebenezer Hogsbotham and decides to take him down a peg or two. But though he sets out for some light-hearted fun, he soon stumbles into the middle of a bank-robbing conspiracy...
The Forgotten Country
By Meriol Trevor
Among Napoleon's lesser known activities was matchmaking. Alix, widow of the Prince of Montpierre and known for her elegance and intelligence, seemed to the Emperor a good match for one of his most successful generals, Laroche. But Alix is loath to marry anyone, her first marriage not having been happy. An unexpected proposal by the Comte de Berthol - a mere acquaintance, but like herself a Luxembourger - seems suddenly more attractive than submission to the Emperor's palns. On reaching the Comte's castle at Falkenberg she finds a more interesting yet more mystifying personality than she had anticipated. The attempted murder of General Laroche begins a chain of events which leads her to discover a depth of emotion she had not known she could possess.
By Meriol Trevor
All London called him a traitor! Exiled and in poverty, Thierry was taunted like an animal on display, but bore it with the nobility of a true aristocrat. Petronella, orphaned and alone, had been too long deprived of a home of her own. Best by the perils of a nation at war, she longed for peace and protection. Hostages of fate, thrown together by the vilent tides of the French Revolution,Thierry and Petronella found in each other the sanctuary that only love could provide.
The Fighting Man
By Gerald Seymour
Thrown out of the SAS for insubordination, Gord Brown spends his dreary, uneventful days on a remote salmon farm in Scotland. Everything changes when he is approached by three Guatemalan Indians, who are desperately searching for a fighting man, someone to mastermind an uprising against the brutal military dictatorship who have massacred so many of their people. Suddenly his life has a purpose once again.The four men land in Cuba and fly across into the jungles of Guatemala, where they rapidly assemble a guerilla army. But as they approach the capital city, the goverment becomes increasingly threatened by their presence and is determined to annihilate them at all costs...
The Friday Gospels
By Jenn Ashworth
It's Friday in the Leeke household, but this is no ordinary Friday and the Leekes are a little unusual: they are Lancastrian Mormons, and this evening their son Gary will return from 2 years as a missionary in Salt Lake City.His mother is planning a celebratory dinner - with difficulty, since she's virtually housebound with an undiagnosed, embarrassing condition. What she doesn't realise is that the rest of the family - her meek husband, disturbed oldest son, and teenage daughter - have other plans for the evening, each involving drastic and irrevocable action.As the narrative baton passes from one Leeke to the next, disaster inexorably looms. Except that nothing goes according to plan, and the outcome is as unexpected as it is shocking. Giving a fascinating insight into the Mormon way of life, this blackly funny tale of innocence betrayed shows the havoc religion can wreak.
By Max Kinnings
In a world obsessed with watching itself, reality is the new rock 'n' roll, and Tobe Darling - showbusiness guru and reality alchemist - has the would-be stars of tomorrow beating a path to his door.But Tobe's life is falling apart. He is tired of his clients' desperate ambitions, and lonely after his break-up with Scarlet - the one person who understands his bizarre sexual and psychological needs. After a disastrous appearance on a television show, things come to a head: Tobe dissolves his business partnership and goes out on his own with just one client to his name. But this new client is different from the rest. He is the ultimate show business personality. Tobe's new client is a serial killer.
Façon de Parler 2 5ED
By Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
In Façon de Parler 2, Angela Aries and Dominique Debney help you consolidate and build on the skills you already have and take you through new language skills, giving plenty of opportunity to practice. The course pack contains the following:* a full colour coursebook featuring illustrated dialogues and exercises, comprehension questions, structured pair- and group-work activities, and regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points* three CDs including dialogues, passages and exercises to accompany the coursebookA support booklet containing the answers to the exercises in the coursebook and recording transcripts for the listening exercises is available free of charge online.
Façon de Parler 2 5ED
Now in a brand new full colour edition, Façon de Parler 2 is the perfect follow-on from Façon de Parler 1 or any other beginner's French course, and is specially designed for adult learners at intermediate level.The coursebook has been revised and updated to cover a wide range of topics. Layouts have been streamlined and simplified to improve readability, while use of English is kept to a minimum in line with modern trends. Each unit contains:- lively, illustrated dialogues and comprehension questions- structured pair-work and group-work activities- basic vocabulary and useful expressions- grammar notes- listening comprehension fully referenced to audio tracks (for work with the recordings)There are also regular revision sections to consolidate the main topics and grammar points, and a grammar summary at the end of the book.Façon de Parler 2 is ideal for group work and will also be invaluable for individual study and revision purposes.
Façon de Parler 2 5ED
By Angela Aries, Dominique Debney
Façon de Parler 2 is the best-selling French course for adult beginners. Angela Aries and Dominique Debney help you build on the basic skills you already have and guide you step by step through new language skills, giving plenty of opportunity for practice.Façon de Parler 2 Activity Book contains a wealth of exercises to supplement taught lessons or for extra practice at home. It includes:- extra reading and comprehension tasks- games, quizzes and puzzles- 'Coin info' sections offering extra information- 'pense-bête! reminders of basic grammar rules- 'bilan' self-assessment summariesFaçon de Parler 2 Activity Book is a valuable component of the course, constituting an essential source of practice and ideas for both learners and teachers alike.
The Finishing Line
By Owen Slot
They're under starters orders, and they're off...Early favourite Will is first out of the stalls after waking up with Children's TV star Jenny Joffee...only to be overtaken at the first fence by his two best friends: one takes the lead with his audacious engagement to Will's first love; the other is soon neck and neck through his dangerous liaisons with Will's client's ex-wife. Now it's a race to the finishing line. As Will leaps over legal hurdles in his taxing job as a divorce lawyer, he realises the there are a few more ditches before he can reach the final strait. But he isn't sure he wants to win anyway...