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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPréHarry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has already survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. But his hopes for a quiet term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed when a maniacal mass-murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it a coincidence that he can feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously?
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Towards a Free Society: An Introduction to Markets and the Political System - Gary WolframTowards a Free Society provides an introduction to how the market system works, why this economic system provides the highest standard of living for the poor, and why it is the only economic system consistent with individual liberty. The first part of the book describes the market process, including the importance of profits in a fair distribution of income and economic growth. It then discusses the role of government in society, what makes for a just government, and what the structure of government must look like in order to achieve societal wealth and individual freedom. This is followed by a
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August
Tu diras (Tú dirás) - Ana Martínez-Lage, Harry L. Rosser, John R. Gutiérrez-CandelariaIn Spanish, "Tu dir s" means "you will say" . . . and with this text, you will say that Spanish is a fun and exciting language to learn Media-savvy students like you will love T DIR S because its fully integrated technology helps you learn in ways with which you are familiar--through video, audio, popular music, and interactive multimedia. The award-winning T DIR S video will help build your understanding and ensure your success in the course and beyond the classroom. A fascinating Cultural Video expands your knowledge of the different countries and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Plus,
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August
The Hobbit - J.R.R. TolkienIn a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous
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August
The Call of the Wild - Jack LondonBuck, a sturdy crossbreed canine (half St. Bernard, half Shepard), is a dog born to luxury and raised in a sheltered Californian home. But then he is kidnapped and sold to be a sled dog in the harsh and frozen Yukon Territory. Passed from master to master, Buck embarks on an extraordinary journey, proving his unbreakable spirit... First published in 1903, The Call of the Wild is regarded as Jack London's masterpiece. Based on London's experiences as a gold prospector in the Canadian wilderness and his ideas about nature and the struggle for existence, The Call of the Wild is a tale about
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August
Animal Farm - George OrwellTired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union.
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August
The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar WildeOscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades. Cecily Cardew and Gwendolen Fairfax are both in love with the same mythical suitor. Jack Worthing has wooed Gewndolen as Ernest while Algernon has also posed as Ernest to win the heart of Jack's ward, Cecily. When all four arrive at Jack's country home on the
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August
Romanticism (Phaidon Art and Ideas) - David Blayney BrownThe Art & Ideas series offers introductory books on all aspects of the history of art. Each book is written by an outstanding expert in the field, in an accessible and lively style. Completely up-to-date and comprehensive, these books are essential reading for students and rewarding for anyone curious about art.Romanticism was 'a way of feeling' rather than a style in art. In the period c. 1775-1830, against the background of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, European artists, together with poets and composers, initiated their own rebellion against the dominant political, religious
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Investment Analysis for Real Estate Decisions, Sixth Edition - Phillip Kolbe, Gaylon E. GreerInvestment Analysis for Real Estate Decisions, Sixth Edition