Carti Penguin Books

Si tu poti avea succes

Stoc anticariat
ce trebuie reconfirmat

Paul Hanna

Si tu poti avea succes

Editura: Curtea Veche

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Mergi mai sus si mai departe decat ti-ai imaginat! Paul Hanna, unul dintre cei mai importanti specialisti motivationali din Australia, e dovada vie ca toti oamenii isi pot atinge visele, daca le urmaresc cu tenacitate si perseverenta. Paul avea numai 14 ani cand a murit tatal sau. La 16 ani parasea scoala, din cauza nepromovarii examenelor la limba engleza. Apoi s-a angajat si a inceput sa faca marketing turistic, fiind desemnat sa conceapa programe de vacanta. Pana la varsta de 25 de ani, calatorise deja prin toata lumea. In urmatorii ani, si-a vazut afacerea crescand. A inceput prin a tine discursuri gratuite la Rotary si a ajuns ulterior sa lucreze cu cei mai importanti oameni de afaceri din Australia. In prezent, pe langa seminarii, conferinte si conventii destinate angajatilor din firme, Paul Hanna sustine si consultatii pentru manageri, cu o lista de clienti care se situeaza in elita corporatiilor australiene. Myer Grace Bros a trimis 12 000 de angajati) sa participe la seminariile lui Paul Hanna. Peste 10 000 de angajati de la McDonald’s Australia si McDonald’s Noua Zeelanda au participat la programele lui. ªi lista continua. Target, Vodafone, ...

  

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

Stoc anticariat
ce trebuie reconfirmat

Nancy Farmer

The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

Editura: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers

Anul aparitiei: 2002

Set in the Zimbabwe of 2194, this book tells the story of three children of the powerful general Matsika who are abducted in broad daylight and find themselves in one treacherous adventure after another. Their parents hire the Ear, the Eye, and the Arm, detectives whose exposure to nuclear waste has given them extraordinary powers.

  

Poles Apart: Why Penguins and Polar Bears Will

Stoc anticariat
ce trebuie reconfirmat

Elaine Scott

Poles Apart: Why Penguins and Polar Bears Will Never Be Neighbors

Editura: Viking Children's Books

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Santa Claus frolicking with penguins and polar bears--do you know what's wrong with this picture? Actually, no penguin has ever lived at the North Pole, nor any polar bear at the South Pole. Using a wide range of disciplines from physics to geography to biology, award- winning science writer Elaine Scott explores some of the unique properties shared by the two ends of the Earth's axis, and other ways in which they are poles apart. Find out what makes a compass point north and why it won't work at the poles. Discover how a tropical island wound up as the coldest spot on earth and why only penguins survive there today. And learn the fascinating story of human involvement with the poles, from the early explorers to the impact of global warming. With dramatic color photographs and clear, simple text, Poles Apart offers the perfect introduction to the secrets of the poles.

  

Paths of Glory

Pret: 93.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Humphrey Cobb

Paths of Glory

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2010

The anti-war masterpiece that became an iconic motion picture-now with a foreword by the creator of the acclaimed HBO(tm) series The Wire Familiar to many as the Stanley Kubrick film starring Kirk Douglas, Paths of Glory explores the perilous complications involved in what nations demand of their soldiers in wartime. Humphrey Cobb's protagonists are Frenchmen during the First World War whose nightmare in the trenches takes a new and terrible turn when they are ordered to assault a German position deemed all but invulnerable. When the attack fails, an inquiry into allegations of cowardice indicts a small handful of lower-ranked scapegoats whose trial exposes the farce of ordering ordinary men to risk their lives in an impossible cause. A chilling portrait of injustice, this novel offers insight into the tragedies of war in any age.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and ...

  

The Way of the Storyteller

Pret: 110.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Ruth Sawyer

The Way of the Storyteller

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1977

As interest in the art of storytelling continues to grow, many books have appeared on the subject but none have matched the scope and charm of The Way of the Storyteller . First published in 1942, this classic work is unique in its blend of literary history, criticism, analysis, personal anecdote, and how-to instructions. Sawyer examines storytelling as a folk art and a still-living art, tracing its evolution from the earliest narrative impulses that developed as stories were written down. With simple suggestions, she instructs the reader in the art of storytelling and freeing the creative imagination by disciplining the mind. Sawyer's guide also includes an engaging selection of international stories sure to enchant both children and adults. The Way of the Storyteller also is an invaluable resource with a comprehensive reading and story list.

  

Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in

Pret: 116.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Mike Rose

Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1996

"This big-shouldered book, full of ardor...offers us a reasonable hope that with attention and care we can again make public education what it was meant to be, and must yet be."--The Los Angeles Times.

  

The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts Standardized

Stoc anticariat
ce trebuie reconfirmat

Howard Gardner

The Disciplined Mind: Beyond Facts Standardized Tests K 12 Educ That Every Child Deserves

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2000

In The Disciplined Mind , Howard Gardner argues that K-12 education should strive for a deep understanding of three classical principles: truth, beauty, and goodness. Such an understanding requires mastery of the major disciplines that human beings have created over the centuries. As powerful examples of his approach, Gardner describes an education that illuminates the theory of evolution, the music of Mozart, and the lessons of the Holocaust. Far from the standardized test mentality that has gripped both policy makers and the public, Gardner envisions an education that preserves the strengths of a traditional humane education while preparing younger generations for the challenges of the future.

  

Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the

Pret: 110.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Mike Rose

Lives on the Boundary: A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2005

The award-winning account of how America's educational system fails it students and what can be done about it Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient--these are the stigmas that define America's educationally underprepared. Having grown up poor and been labeled this way, nationally acclaimed educator and author Mike Rose takes us into classrooms and communities to reveal what really lies behind the labels and test scores. With rich detail, Rose demonstrates innovative methods to initiate "problem" students into the world of language, literature, and written expression. This book challenges educators, policymakers, and parents to re-examine their assumptions about the capacities of a wide range of students. Already a classic, Lives on the Boundary offers a truly democratic vision, one that should be heeded by anyone concerned with America's future. "A mirror to the many lacking perfect grammar and spelling who may see their dreams translated into reality after all." -Los Angeles Times Book Review "Vividly written . . . tears apart all of society's prejudices about the academic abilities of the underprivileged." -New York Times

  

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition

Stoc anticariat
ce trebuie reconfirmat

Jim Trelease

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2006

For more than two decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation.

  

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by

Pret: 98.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Rebekah Nathan

My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2006

After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior--eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions--made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do what anthropologists do when confused by a different culture: Go live with them. She enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate in the dining hall, and took a full load of courses. And she came to understand that being a student is a pretty difficult job, too. Her discoveries about contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable, making My Freshman Year essential reading for students, parents, faculty, and anyone interested in educational policy.

  

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and

Pret: 98.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Rafe Esquith

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2008

Read Rafe Esquith's posts on the Penguin Blog. The New York Times bestseller that is revolutionizing the way Americans educate their kids-"Rafe Esquith is a genius and a saint" (The New York Times) Perhaps the most famous fifth-grade teacher in America, Rafe Esquith has won numerous awards and even honorary citizenship in the British Empire for his outstandingly successful methods. In his Los Angeles public school classroom, he helps impoverished immigrant children understand Shakespeare, play Vivaldi, and become happy, self-confident people. This bestseller gives any teacher or parent all the techniques, exercises, and innovations that have made its author an educational icon, from personal codes of behavior to tips on tackling literature and algebra. The result is a powerful book for anyone concerned about the future of our children.

  

Acceptance: A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps

Pret: 105.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

David L. Marcus

Acceptance: A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps Seven Kids Find the Right Colleges--And Find Themselves

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 2010

An engrossing profile of an extraordinary guidance counselor who helps kids get into the right colleges through focusing on self- awareness Gwyeth Smith, known as Smitty, is a nationally renowned guidance counselor who believes that getting into college should be a kid's first great moment of self-discovery. In Acceptance, David L. Marcus, Pulitzer Prize-winning former education writer for U.S. News & World Report, spins an absorbing narrative of a year in the lives of Smitty and "his" kids. At a diverse public school in Long Island, New York, Smitty works his unique magic on students' applications and their lives, helping them find the right college by figuring out who they are, rather than focusing on what their test scores, grades, and finances reflect. Loaded with advice that readers can apply to their own college searches, Acceptance is a book that thousands of students and their parents will find indispensable.

  

Stop-Time: A Memoir

Pret: 88.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Frank Conroy

Stop-Time: A Memoir

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1977

First published in 1967, Stop-Time was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. Here is Frank Conroy's wry, sad, beautiful tale of life on the road; of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first loves; of a father's early death and a son's exhilarating escape into manhood.

  

The Measure of My Days

Pret: 88.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Florida Scott-Maxwell

The Measure of My Days

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1979

Playwright and Jungian analyst Florida Scott-Maxwell explores the unique predicament of one's later years: when one feels both cut off from the past and out of step with the present; when the body rebels at activity but the mind becomes more passionate than ever. Written when Maxwell was in her eighties, The Measure of My Days offers a panoramic vision of the issues that haunt us throughout our lives: the struggle to achieve goodness; how to maintain individuality in a mass society; and how to emerge--out of suffering, loss, and limitation--with something approaching wisdom. Maxwell's incredible wisdom, humanity, and dignity make The Measure of My Days both timeless and timely--an important contribution to the literature of aging, and of living.

  

The Solace of Open Spaces

Pret: 93.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Gretel Ehrlich

The Solace of Open Spaces

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1986

A stunning collection of personal observations that uses images of the American West to probe larger concerns in lyrical, evocative prose that is a true celebration of the region.

  

Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973

Pret: 88.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Jim Carroll

Forced Entries: The Downtown Diaries: 1971-1973

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1987

The sensational sequel to the bestselling memoir The Basketball Diaries During the early 1970s, Jim Carroll was a young and rising star in the crazy and creative downtown scene in New York City. He worked at the Factory for Andy Warhol and discussed art, literature, and the cosmos with Robert Smithson, Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan. He spent nights at Max's Kansas City, listening to the Velvet Underground. And he did far too many drugs -- until his survival instinct impelled him to leave New York for a Northern California retreat. Intimate and revealing, the episodes in Forced Entries, Carroll's diaries from that period, provide a sometimes hilarious, sometimes frightening glimpse of people who tested the limits of life and sanity. "Forced Entries captures the early-seventies period in New York better than anything I've read in a long time." -- William S. Burroughs

  

Q's Legacy

Pret: 88.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Helene Hanff

Q's Legacy

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1986

This memoir tells the remarkable story of how Helene Hanff came to write 84, Charing Cross Road, and how its success changed her. Hanff recalls her serendipitous discovery of a volume of lectures by a Cambridge don, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. She devoured Q's book, and, wanting to read all the books he recommended, began to order them from a small store in London at 84, Charing Cross Road. Thus began a correspondence that became an enormously popular book, play, television production, and movie, and that finally led to the trip to England -- and a visit to Q's study -- that she recounts in this exuberant memoir. Hanff pays her debt to her mentor and shares her joyous adventures with her many fans. "Reading Helene Hanff's book is like making a new friend -- a charming, wise, and funny one." -- Betty Rollin "A potpourri . . . easy and assured . . . A delightful companion for the odd hour." -- San Francisco Chronicle "Hanff's charm is such that when she exults . . . we exult right along with her." -- Kirkus Reviews

  

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One, 1884-1933

Pret: 134.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Blanche Wiesen Cook

Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume One, 1884-1933

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1993

The first volume in the life of America's greatest First Lady, "a woman who changed the lives of millions" (Washington Post). Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol. Three: 1938-1962 , will be published in November 2016. Eleanor Roosevelt was born into the privileges and prejudices of American aristocracy and into a family ravaged by alcoholism. She overcame debilitating roots: in her public life, fighting against racism and injustice and advancing the rights of women; and in her private life, forming lasting intimate friendships with some of the great men and women of her times. This volume covers ER's family and birth, her childhood, education, and marriage, and ends with FDR's election to the Presidency--the years of ER's youth and coming of age. Celebrated by feminists, historians, politicians, and reviewers everywhere, Cook's trilogy is an unprecedented portrait of a brave, fierce, passionate political leader of our century.

  

The Basketball Diaries

Pret: 93.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Jim Carroll

The Basketball Diaries

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1987

The urban classic coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, and basketball Jim Carroll grew up to become a renowned poet and punk rocker. But in this memoir of the mid-1960s, set during his coming-of-age from 12 to 15, he was a rebellious teenager making a place and a name for himself on the unforgiving streets of New York City. During these years, he chronicled his experiences, and the result is a diary of unparalleled candor that conveys his alternately hilarious and terrifying teenage existence. Here is Carroll prowling New York City--playing basketball, hustling, stealing, getting high, getting hooked, and searching for something pure. The Basketball Diaries was the basis for the film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. "I met him in 1970, and already he was pretty much universally recognized as the best poet of his generation. . . . The work was sophisticated and elegant. He had beauty." -- Patti Smith

  

Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Pret: 137.00 RON
Disponibil in 14 zile!

Marion Meade

Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Editura: Penguin Books

Anul aparitiei: 1989

Marion Meade's engrossing and comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most captivating women In this lively, absorbing biography, Marion Meade illuminates both the charm and the dark side of Dorothy Parker, exploring her days of wicked wittiness at the Algonquin Round Table with the likes of Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, and Harold Ross, and in Hollywood with S. J. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman. At the dazzling center of it all, Meade gives us the flamboyant, self-destructive, and brilliant Dorothy Parker. This edition features a new afterword by Marion Meade.

  
 
  |   Pagina 1   |   Pagina urmatoare »
Viziteaza magazinul Karte.ro pe ShopMania Acceptance Mark