This title offers a colourful and fun new take on a timeless series designed to introduce young children to unfamiliar situations in an amusing and friendly way. Stickers can be used throughout the stories to replace key words and help young children build their vocabulary. This title features Stephen Cartwright's delightful illustrations, providing lots to look at and talk about. It is an ideal starting point for young children and adults to discuss first experiences. It includes over 50 stickers plus 'I found the duck!' reward stickers.
Swift's ten chapters cover a wide variety of topics, from religion in the early republic to early African American religion, women, reform, nativism movements, and fundamentalism, all the way up to the contemporary culture wars, spanning nearly two and a half centuries, and synthesizing a large amount of material from social, cultural, and intellectual history.
The remains of Tai Fu's lost collection Kuang-i chi ('The Great Book of Marvels') preserve three hundred short tales of encounters with the other world. This study develops a style of close reading through which those tales give access to the lives of individuals in eighth-century China. Through the eyes of a mid-century county official the picture emerges of a complex lay society, served by a mixed priesthood of ritual practitioners, whose members' lives at all levels were profoundly shaped by their perceived experience of contact with the other world. It was a society embarking on fundamental change, and this book uses the sharp historical focus of Tai Fu's collection to study the dynamics of that change. The work gracefully reveals the transition from the beliefs and institutions of early mediaeval China towards those we now recognize as modern.
The Continuum Companion to Systemic Functional Linguistics is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students and researchers. The book includes: introduction to the field by M A K Halliday; comprehensive introduction to methodology and issues; definitions of key terms; outlines of research areas; guide to researching systemic functional linguistics; bibliography of key readings. Comprehensive and accessible, this Continuum Companion will be the essential guide for students and researchers of systemic functional linguistics.
Peace and Positivity A Motivational Experience is book designed to encourage, inspire, and uplift
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