Archive for January 19th, 2009

The Count of Monte Cristo (Penguin Readers level 3)

Edmond Dantes is a clever young seaman, but he has enemies who tell lies about him. On the day of his wedding to the beautiful Mercedes, Edmond is thrown into prison. There he meets a man who tells him about some treasure on the island of Monte Cristo. Will Edmond escape from prison and find the treasure? And will he see Mercedes again?

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Hunter Travel Guides-Adventure Guide-Honduras And The Bay Islands

Honduras is a wonderland of Maya ruins, cloud forests full of toucans, monkeys and jaguars, tiny villages perched on hillsides. And prices are astonishingly low. Copan is here, the primary Maya cultural center from 400 to 800 AD. The Bay Islands with their spectacular coral reefs lure divers from around the world. The author shares inside information - far more useful and revealing than any other guide. Town and regional maps, photos, index.

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Titanic 1997 (DVDRip)

Beginning with genuine footage of the departure of the Titanic on its fateful voyage, this epic movie tells the events of that tragic night from the perspective of fictional survivor Rose. As an old lady of 100 she recounts her story of duty, love and disaster to a salvage crew searching for a lost gem

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Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery

When did cosmetic surgery become a common practice, the stuff of everyday conversation? In a work that combines a provocative ethnography of plastic surgery and a penetrating analysis of beauty and feminism, Virginia L. Blum searches out the social conditions and imperatives that have made ours a culture of cosmetic surgery. From diverse viewpoints, ranging from cosmetic surgery patient to feminist cultural critic, she looks into the realities and fantasies that have made physical malleability an essential part of our modern-day identity.

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Cultural Populism

This book provides a novel understanding of current thought and enquiry in the study of popular culture and communications media. The populist sentiments and impulses underlying cultural studies and its postmodernist variants are explored and criticized sympathetically. An exclusively consumptionist trend of analysis is identified and shown to be an unsatisfactory means of accounting for the complex material conditions and mediations that shape ordinary people's pleasures and opportunities for personal and political expression.

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Pop Culture Russia!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Popular Culture Russia! is designed to offer an introduction to some of the developments in popular culture in the New Russia. This book attempts to chart the development of popular culture in Soviet Russia in broad terms, in order to set the backdrop for a detailed exploration of popular culture under Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putin.   Эта книга - введение в массовую культуру Новой России. Попытка обрисовать развитие поп-культуры в Советской России для дальнейшего детального исследования этого явления при Горбачеве, Ельцине и Путине.

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Hobbits, Elves, And Wizards. Exploring the Wonders and Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

Michael Stanton, a noted expert on science fiction and fantasy literature, has written an indispensible new guide to Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings for readers and viewers alike. Stanton, who has been teaching Tolkien's epic for over 25 years at the University of Vermont, guides the reader through the thickets of characters and places Tolkien creates eschewing academic jargon and an overload of literary criticism to provide an understandable look at Tolkien's fantasyscape. He looks at characters, places, the various books of the epic, dreams, the notions of time and history, providing a rich and wonderful guide to Tolkien's world that no one will want to be without this year. Новый путеводитель по эпопее Дж.Р.Р. Толкиена «Властелин Колец» - как для читателей, так и для зрителей. Автор - Майкл Стэнтон, признанный эксперт в области научной фантастики и фэнтези.

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Rough Guide Directions-Edinburgh

Slim, stylish and pocketable, Edinburgh Directions is full of ideas for long-weekends and flying visits to one of the Ukвeuro;TMs most popular city break destinations, richly illustrated with hundreds of specially commissioned photos. The full-colour introduction features 27 themed spreads - from Royal Edinburgh and Literary Edinburgh to galleries and museums and traditional pubs. The main section of the guide, Places, gives a district-by-district account of the sights, restaurants, shops, transport links and nightlife - all generously illustrated. In addition there is comprehensive Festivals coverage.

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Rough Guide Directions-Lisbon

Slim, stylish and pocketable, Rough Guide DIRECTIONS Lisbon is packed with ideas for long-weekends or week-long visits to this beautiful and underrated city. Full-colour throughout, this guide highlights all the top attractions from the historical palaces and churches to Lisbonв's lively clubbing scene, you''ll find something to do, 24 hours a day.

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Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story / Дым над водой: История Deep Purple

From their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003, this comprehensive look at Deep Purple's career paints a vivid portrait of the music scene that influenced the band and their effect on a generation of new musicians. Candid interviews with band members, friends, and fans trace the turbulent history of the band, including the acrimonious departures of legendary members Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore and the death of guitarist Tommy Bolin. For die-hard fans and rock aficionados, this musical biography discloses insights into the staying power of this classic band.   История Deep Purple с момента их появления в 1968 году до выхода альбома в 2003. Интервью с участниками группы, их друзьями и поклонниками. Фотографии.

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