X A # 1 New York Times Bestselling Author A Kinsey Millhone Mystery X: The number ten. An unknown quantity. A mistake. A cross. A kiss... Perhaps her darkest and most chilling novel, Sue Grafton’s X features a remorseless serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Once again breaking the rules and establishing new paths, Grafton wastes little time identifying this sociopath. The test is whether Kinsey Millhone can prove her case against him before she becomes his next victim.
The Business 2.0 Adv B2+ : Student Book With eWorkbook Based on the success of the original edition, The Business 2.0 continues to offer Business English students the confidence, language and fundamentals skills they need to succeed in the competitive international business environment. Based on feedback from users, research into business English studies and the ever-evolving needs of employers The Business 2.0 has been improved in a number of ways. There is a strong focus on the ′intangible′ business skills - emotional intelligence and interpersonal abilities. So not only is the student prepared with the business language and knowledge but also as a well-rounded and receptive approach to dealing professionally with others. The Business eWorkbook - an integral part of the course on a personal computer or laptop. This includes extra language practice, tests and word lists, and audio and video you can download to a tablet, phone or MP3 player for on-the-go learning. This replaces the DVD-ROM from the first edition and new videos for the Advanced and Upper Intermediate level offer good/bad models for the final speaking task, including commentaries by a communications expert. This content is also available for use on a Learner Management System such as Moodle or Blackboard. This is a compact course that makes the most of new media to ensure the package is relevant for both students and teachers. Key Features / What′s New - Business fundamentals - an introduction to business with language and topics including: business organization, financial control, CVs and covering letters. - Transparent business links - each module is clearly linked to either: Personal development, Service, Supply chain, Management, Sales and marketing, Enterprise, Finance, International trade - Focus on interpersonal skills - the best professionals are those with great emotional intelligence. Special speaking tasks and the case studies focus on this delicate but vital ′5th skill′. - Flexible approach - the modular structure allows you to dip in and out, covering the basics or focusing on speaking or writing. This is the course you can make your own. - The Business eWorkbook - a cutting-edge self-study program to support the course with videos, extra practice and downloadables. - Builds up strength in four key areas: Language Skills: New Technologies: Business Skills: People /interpersonal skills - More communicative grammar in context
Frank: A Life In Politics From The Great Society To Same-Sex Marriage Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, Barney Frank made two vital discoveries about himself: he was attracted to government, and to men. He resolved to make a career out of the first and to keep the second a secret. Now, his sexual orientation is widely accepted, while his belief in government is embattled.Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage is his account of America’s transformation―and the tale of a truly momentous career. From the battle over AIDS funding in the 1980s to the 2008 financial crisis, Barney Frank played a key role, and in this feisty and often moving memoir, he candidly discusses the satisfactions, fears, and grudges that come with elected office. He recalls the emotional toll of living in the closet while publicly crusading against homophobia. He discusses painful quarrels with allies; friendships with public figures, from Tip O’Neill to Sonny Bono; and how he found love with his husband, Jim Ready, becoming the first sitting member of Congress to enter a same-sex marriage. The result is the story of an extraordinary political life, an original argument for rebuilding trust in government, and a guide to how change really happens―composed by a master of the art.
Equal Is Unfair: America′s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality We’ve all heard that the American Dream is vanishing, and that the cause is rising income inequality. The rich are getting richer by rigging the system in their favor, leaving the rest of us to struggle just to keep our heads above water. To save the American Dream, we’re told that we need to fight inequality through tax hikes, wealth redistribution schemes, and a far higher minimum wage.But what if that narrative is wrong? What if the real threat to the American Dream isn’t rising income inequality―but an all-out war on success?In Equal is Unfair, a timely and thought-provoking work, Don Watkins and Yaron Brook reveal that almost everything we’ve been taught about inequality is wrong. You’ll discover:• Why successful CEOs make so much money―and deserve to• How the minimum wage hurts the very people it claims to help• Why middle-class stagnation is a myth• How the little-known history of Sweden reveals the dangers of forced equality• The disturbing philosophy behind Obama’s economic agenda.The critics of inequality are right about one thing: the American Dream is under attack. But instead of fighting to make America a place where anyone can achieve success, they are fighting to tear down those who already have. The real key to making America a freer, fairer, more prosperous nation is to protect and celebrate the pursuit of success―not pull down the high fliers in the name of equality.
Hats On Top 3 Student Book Pack This enhanced edition of Hats On will retain the concept that children come to the classroom with a great deal of world knowledge, and its strong links to key development areas and school readiness. It will retain the high-impact photographic design. Hats On Top will offer new print and digital components for students and teachers. The course will include a new Nursery level. Key features: Visually stunning, highly photographic course, emphasising real world activities and situations alongside the story world of the Hat People Strong links to school readiness: teachers are able to recognise the competencies children need to develop Strong emphasis on literacy: children are exposed to sounds and letters right from the start and build up phonemic awareness New Early Letters and Early Numbers books to support literacy and numeracy New Student Discovery Disk CD-ROM with interactive stories, animated songs and language games New Interactive Classroom CD-ROM with page-faithful Student Books and embedded audio New Teacher Website on the Macmillan Young Learners Portal with teaching resources, school readiness assessment pack and teacher-training videos New Nursery level for the very youngest children, providing exposure to English and print awareness through structured play sessions.
Gateway B1: Work Book Gateway is an academically-rich five-level course designed to lead teenage students to success in school-leaving and university entrance exams and prepare them for university and the world of work. The course stimulates the interest of students and teachers by providing cross-curricular and intercultural content that is genuinely interesting, meaningful and thought-provoking. 'Gateway' helps students prepare and practise for their school-leaving exams and equips them with lifelong learning and study skills. Taking an inductive approach to Grammar, 'Gateway' revises and extends the students′ active knowledge of grammar and vocabulary through a wealth of varied skills-based activities that recycle, revise, evaluate and develop language skills.
Hats On Top 3: Activity Book This enhanced edition of Hats On will retain the concept that children come to the classroom with a great deal of world knowledge, and its strong links to key development areas and school readiness. It will retain the high-impact photographic design. Hats On Top will offer new print and digital components for students and teachers. The course will include a new Nursery level. Key features: Visually stunning, highly photographic course, emphasising real world activities and situations alongside the story world of the Hat People Strong links to school readiness: teachers are able to recognise the competencies children need to develop Strong emphasis on literacy: children are exposed to sounds and letters right from the start and build up phonemic awareness New Early Letters and Early Numbers books to support literacy and numeracy New Student Discovery Disk CD-ROM with interactive stories, animated songs and language games New Interactive Classroom CD-ROM with page-faithful Student Books and embedded audio New Teacher Website on the Macmillan Young Learners Portal with teaching resources, school readiness assessment pack and teacher-training videos New Nursery level for the very youngest children, providing exposure to English and print awareness through structured play sessions.
Skillful Reading And Writing 3: Student Book With Digibook Pack Every student needs top class reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to succeed at an academic level. Skillful focuses on each of these skills to give presentation, instant practice and complete immersion in that area of language. It offers students the opportunity to develop language skills by presenting them with ideas from today′s world, while building critical thinking skills that are vital for academic success. The course takes a skills-based approach with each unit distinguishing between and global and close skills. The nature of each unit encourages students to think about the world around them, creating exciting and engaging learning material. The skills boxes that appear throughout the books signal the topic focus to the teacher, while providing the students with relevant tips, words and phrases. The study skills focus develops this further, providing students with practical guidance and support, and building confidence for independent learning throughout their university career. Key features: a comprehensive digital component including a page-faithful Digibook and Skillful practice area with interactive activities and video material. each unit provides opportunities to engage critically with issues by the texts and to consider concepts beyond the superficial meaning to develop skills such as evaluating and synthesising information systematic development of practical study skills through realistic case studies and material from Stella Cottrell, author of the bestselling title The Study Skills Handbook flexible approach, using each product as distinct individuals or together to create an integrated package of Skillful Listening & Speaking and Reading & Writing Student′s Books
Take Shape 3: Student Book With E-Readers Take Shape is a stimulating six-level primary series in American English that stimulates students curiosity using real-world themes while giving them opportunities and tools to become motivated self-learners. With a solid unique spelling and phonics program this series is second to none in Japan. Each unit features a clear spelling and phonics focus that is thoroughly reinforced in the workbook. Each student book comes with a CD-ROM which includes one graded e-readers and animated activities for each unit of each-level of the series.