Harpercollins Language Survival Guide: Portugal

The Visual Phrase Book and Dictionary

Author: HarperCollins Publishers

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780060579777

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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A Phrase Book . . . A Dictionary . . . A Travel Guide . . . All in One! The HarperCollins Language Survival Guide: Portugal covers every aspect of travel in Portugal, from traffic signs and bank machines to restaurants and Internet cafés. Bring it along and you’ll have no trouble finding the best Portuguese wine, bread, and seafood. Totally different from every other language or phrase book. You’ll find: Clear, to-the-point photographs illustrating vocabulary and social customs for quick and easy reference Practical tourist information Concise bilingual dictionary and grammar section

Portuguese Survival Guide

Author: Edite Vieira Phillips

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780007121304

Category: English language

Page: 192

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How were you to know that you had to weigh your own fruit in the supermarket, or that the unidentified machine on the platform was where you should have punched your ticket before getting on the train, or that the barman is trying to tell you to pay for your drink at the cash till before you can order it at the bar, or that the titbits he places by your side are for everyone, not just for you to scoff? Intended to help in situations like these, this phrase book combines highly illustrated practical information together with essential phrases and vocabulary.

HarperCollins Language Survival Guide: France

The Visual Phrasebook and Dictionary

Author: HarperCollins Publishers

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780060536923

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 7958

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A phrase book ... a dictionary ... a travel guide ... all in one! The HarperCollins Language Survival Guide: France covers every aspect of travel in France from traffic signs to menu items and bank machines, plus practical know-how like choosing the best wines at a winery or restaurant, or ordering the perfect crepe. Totally different from every other language or phrase book. You'll find: Clear, to-the-point photographs illustrating vocabulary and social customs for quick and easy reference Practical tourist information Concise bilingual dictionary and grammar section

The Existentialist's Survival Guide

How to Live Authentically in an Inauthentic Age

Author: Gordon Marino

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006243599X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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“When it comes to living, there’s no getting out alive. But books can help us survive, so to speak, by passing on what is most important about being human before we perish. In The Existentialist’s Survival Guide, Marino has produced an honest and moving book of self-help for readers generally disposed to loathe the genre.” —The Wall Street Journal Sophisticated self-help for the 21st century—when every crisis feels like an existential crisis Soren Kierkegaard, Frederick Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, and other towering figures of existentialism grasped that human beings are, at heart, moody creatures, susceptible to an array of psychological setbacks, crises of faith, flights of fancy, and other emotional ups and downs. Rather than understanding moods—good and bad alike—as afflictions to be treated with pharmaceuticals, this swashbuckling group of thinkers generally known as existentialists believed that such feelings not only offer enduring lessons about living a life of integrity, but also help us discern an inner spark that can inspire spiritual development and personal transformation. To listen to Kierkegaard and company, how we grapple with these feelings shapes who we are, how we act, and, ultimately, the kind of lives we lead. In The Existentialist's Survival Guide, Gordon Marino, director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College and boxing correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, recasts the practical takeaways existentialism offers for the twenty-first century. From negotiating angst, depression, despair, and death to practicing faith, morality, and love, Marino dispenses wisdom on how to face existence head-on while keeping our hearts intact, especially when the universe feels like it’s working against us and nothing seems to matter. What emerges are life-altering and, in some cases, lifesaving epiphanies—existential prescriptions for living with integrity, courage, and authenticity in an increasingly chaotic, uncertain, and inauthentic age.

The Official Guide to Christmas in the South

Or, If You Can't Fry It, Spraypaint It Gold

Author: David C. Barnette

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061980626

Category: Humor

Page: 144

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No place celebrates Christmas like Dixie, and with this charming, humorous guide, anyone can learn how to deck the halls, Southern style It's the one time of the year when both the divine and debutantes take center stage in a perfect storm of hot glue and cheese grits: Christmas. But successfully navigating through the holiday season can be more complex than Santa's midnight journey. There are pitfalls hotter than any chimney -- and social situations more slippery than any roof! But now The Official Guide to Christmas in the South has arrived to reveal the finer and sometimes unspoken details of Dixie etiquette. Perfect for a true Southerner's coffee table or an imposter's survival guide, The Official Guide to Christmas in the South is the gift that will keep on regifting season after season.

The Boat Runner

A Novel

Author: Devin Murphy

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062658026

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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In the tradition of All The Light We Cannot See and The Nightingale, comes an incandescent debut novel about a young Dutch man who comes of age during the perilousness of World War II. Beginning in the summer of 1939, fourteen-year-old Jacob Koopman and his older brother, Edwin, enjoy lives of prosperity and quiet contentment. Many of the residents in their small Dutch town have some connection to the Koopman lightbulb factory, and the locals hold the family in high esteem. On days when they aren’t playing with friends, Jacob and Edwin help their Uncle Martin on his fishing boat in the North Sea, where German ships have become a common sight. But conflict still seems unthinkable, even as the boys’ father naively sends his sons to a Hitler Youth Camp in an effort to secure German business for the factory. When war breaks out, Jacob’s world is thrown into chaos. The Boat Runner follows Jacob over the course of four years, through the forests of France, the stormy beaches of England, and deep within the secret missions of the German Navy, where he is confronted with the moral dilemma that will change his life—and his life’s mission—forever. Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, The Boat Runner tells the little-known story of the young Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign, as well as the brave boatmen who risked everything to give Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad. Through one boy’s harrowing tale of personal redemption, here is a novel about the power of people’s stories and voices to shine light through our darkest days, until only love prevails.

Over the Edge of the World

Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

Author: Laurence Bergreen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061865886

Category: History

Page: 512

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Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.

Quests for Glory

Author: Soman Chainani

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

ISBN: 9780008224479

Category: Best friends

Page: 576

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The first book in a second School for Good and Evil trilogy. Join your favourite students from the School for Good and Evil as they begin a new era and set off on their quests in the Endless Woods With every end comes a new beginning. Before they can graduate, the students at the school for Good and Evil must complete their Quests for Glory. The quests are both dangerous and unpredictable, and the stakes are high: success brings eternal adoration, and failure means obscurity forever. If Good and Evil can't find a way to work together, can either side survive? Agatha, Tedros and Sophie are back in this action-packed fourth adventure in the School for Good and Evil series.

The New Portuguese Table

Exciting Flavors from Europe's Western Coast

Author: David Leite

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0307885542

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

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Winner of the IACP 2010 Julia Child Award for First Book Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Spain, Portugal is today’s hot-spot vacation destination, and world travelers are enthralled by the unique yet familiar cuisine of this country. The New Portuguese Table takes you on a culinary journey into the soul of this fascinating nation and looks at its 11 surprisingly different historical regions, as well as the island of Madeira and the Azores, and their food culture, typical dishes, and wines. This book also showcases Portugal's pantry of go-to ingredients, such as smoked sausages, peppers, cilantro, seafood, olive oil, garlic, beans, tomatoes, and bay leaves—all beloved by Americans and now combined in innovative ways. In The New Portuguese Table, David Leite provides a contemporary look at the flavorful food of this gastronomic region, sharing both the beloved classics he remembers from cooking at his grandmother’s side, such as Slowly Simmered White Beans and Sausage, as well as modern dishes defining the country today, like Olive Oil–Poached Fresh Cod with Roasted Tomato Sauce. With full-color photographs throughout and a contemporary perspective, The New Portuguese Table is the handbook to the exciting cuisine of Portugal. From the Hardcover edition.

Slow Cooker Cooking

Author: Lora Brody

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062030922

Category: Cooking

Page: 208

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When someone says "slow cooker," do you think of pot roast or chili? Now you can think Slow Cooked Salmon, Caramelized Onion Soup, falling-off-the-bone Lamb You Can Eat with a Spoon, and Flourless Pear Anise Soufflé. If these dishes whet your appetite, it's time to take that slow cooker out of the closet, plug it in, and get ready for Slow Cooker Cooking. Lora Brody knows her appliances. She inspired a whole new generation of bread bakers with her best-selling bread machine books. Here she pushes the slow cooker to places no one ever expected it to go, inventing fruit bases for soufflés and ice creams, reducing milk and sugar to make Dulce de Leche, and infusing oils with herbs. In addition to creating innovative takes on one-pot meals such as classic New England Boiled Dinner, Venison Stew with Mushrooms, and Osso Buco with Gremolata, here you will find recipes for ingredients that are the basis for other dishes, such as Duxelles, Braised Chestnuts, and vegetable and chicken stocks. Vegetarians will enjoy recipes such as Ragoût of Leeks, Fennel, and Celery and Virtuous Lentil Soup, and dessert lovers will rejoice when they see recipes for Hazelnut Chocolate Fondue and Coconut Rice Pudding. Creative cooking in the slow cooker doesn't mean giving up any of the convenience associated with this popular appliance. You still add the ingredients to the pot and go about your day (or evening), letting the slow cooker do all the work. Thanks to the pot's sealed insert and consistently even heat, food cooks under ideal conditions to make it tender and bring out maximum flavor. Come home to a kitchen perfumed with an aroma that promises good things to eat and find a perfectly cooked dish to enjoy.

The Teenage Brain

A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults

Author: Frances E. Jensen,Amy Ellis Nutt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062067869

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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A New York Times Bestseller Renowned neurologist Dr. Frances E. Jensen offers a revolutionary look at the brains of teenagers, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for teens, parents and teachers. Dr. Frances E. Jensen is chair of the department of neurology in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. As a mother, teacher, researcher, clinician, and frequent lecturer to parents and teens, she is in a unique position to explain to readers the workings of the teen brain. In The Teenage Brain, Dr. Jensen brings to readers the astonishing findings that previously remained buried in academic journals. The root myth scientists believed for years was that the adolescent brain was essentially an adult one, only with fewer miles on it. Over the last decade, however, the scientific community has learned that the teen years encompass vitally important stages of brain development. Samples of some of the most recent findings include: Teens are better learners than adults because their brain cells more readily "build" memories. But this heightened adaptability can be hijacked by addiction, and the adolescent brain can become addicted more strongly and for a longer duration than the adult brain. Studies show that girls' brains are a full two years more mature than boys' brains in the mid-teens, possibly explaining differences seen in the classroom and in social behavior. Adolescents may not be as resilient to the effects of drugs as we thought. Recent experimental and human studies show that the occasional use of marijuana, for instance, can cause lingering memory problems even days after smoking, and that long-term use of pot impacts later adulthood IQ. Multi-tasking causes divided attention and has been shown to reduce learning ability in the teenage brain. Multi-tasking also has some addictive qualities, which may result in habitual short attention in teenagers. Emotionally stressful situations may impact the adolescent more than it would affect the adult: stress can have permanent effects on mental health and can to lead to higher risk of developing neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression. Dr. Jensen gathers what we’ve discovered about adolescent brain function, wiring, and capacity and explains the science in the contexts of everyday learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision-making. In this groundbreaking yet accessible book, these findings also yield practical suggestions that will help adults and teenagers negotiate the mysterious world of adolescent development.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Ultimate SAS Survival

Author: John Wiseman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007312857

Category: Survival

Page: 399

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This is the original and best survival handbook, now in an exclusive package.Lofty's extensive survival experience and tried and tested techniques are the choice of both survival expert and novice, and the text is specially crafted to prepare you for any and every situation, wherever you are in the world.Lofty imparts his much sought-after knowledge in a new illustrated top-of-the-range gift format, wonderfully packaged as a hardback covered with camouflage cloth, filled with informative and attractive photography.All the advice is firmly rooted in the training techniques of the world's most elite fighting force, the SAS.Whether you are on land, at sea, trekking in mountainous, desert or arctic regions, or in the midst of an unforeseen disaster, Lofty will teach you how to survive.NEW CONTENTS INCLUDE:Step-by-step photography showing you such fundamental survival skills as shelter building, lighting a fire, signalling for rescue, basic first aid, setting up and furnishing a camp, setting up traps.Also includes photography of plants, animals and trees you might be likely to encounter in various climates, to enable easy recognition when you're foraging for food.Case studies form an important part of the text, giving the reader real-life stories to learn from, and test their knowledge against.

The School Gate Survival Guide

Author: Kerry Fisher

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780007570232

Category:

Page: 400

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A hilarious, straight-talking read for fans of Fiona Neill and Gill Hornby's 'The Hive'. Feisty Maia Etxeleku is a cleaner for ladies who lunch. She spends her life wiping up spilt Sauvignon and hoovering around handbags before rushing back home to skivvy after her children's feckless father on an estate where survival depends on your ability to look the other way. But an unusual inheritance catapults her into a different world where no child can survive without organic apricots and Kumon maths classes - and no woman can contemplate a week without Pilates and pedicures. As she blunders through a middle class minefield, dashing from coffee mornings to her mops and buckets, she is drawn to the one man who can help her family fit in. But is his interest in her purely professional or will her modern My Fair Lady experiment end in disaster?

Life at the Extremes

The Science of Survival

Author: Frances Ashcroft

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520234208

Category: Medical

Page: 347

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From the oxygen-deprived heights of Everest to the high-pressure ocean depths, the limits of human endurance are probed in this fascinating look at the borderlands of physical potential.

Neuropolis: A Brain Science Survival Guide

Author: Robert Newman

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008228698

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 316

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Are we our brains? How can you map the mind? Can brain scans read our minds? Based on Rob Newman’s live stand-up show and new BBC Radio 4 series, his thought-provoking new book explores the scientific breakthroughs that have turned received ideas of brain science upside down.

Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062310658

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

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The #1 New York Times bestselling series! Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series. Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal. And don’t miss War Storm, the thrilling final book in the bestselling Red Queen series!