Charles Darwin spent the majority of his 1832-1833 voyage around the world in southern South America, and his early experiences in the Cape Horn region may have triggered his first ideas on human evolution. Darwin was not only a field naturalist, but also a scholar of the observations of the European explorers who preceded him. This book illuminates the foundations of Cape Horn’s natural history records as they oriented Darwin’s own explorations and his ideas on natural selection. Richly illustrated with maps and color photographs, this book also offers a guide to the sites visited by Darwin and offers a compass for present-day visitors who can follow Darwin’s path over the sea and land, and encounter the people who so influenced him. Cape Horn is one of the few wilderness areas remaining on the planet, and visitors will benefit from a handbook that orients them toward a responsible tourism experience that will in turn contribute to the conservation of this unique and culturally diverse area.
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Although there are many books concerned with the teaching of the Spanish language, few are intent on the teaching of translation. Languages in Contact does just this; Intended for university-level Spanish language courses, this book is designed for students whose primary language is English, as well as for Spanish speakers who live in an English-speaking culture. Guaranteed to help students develop good translation habits and improve their knowledge of Spanish.
CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores. CliffsAP Spanish Language is for students who are enrolled in AP Spanish or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in Spanish to earn college credit and/or placement into advanced coursework at the college level. Inside, you’ll find test-taking strategies, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more: A topic-by-topic look at what’s on the exam A diagnostic test (CD included so you’ll actually hear the dialogue you’ll be tested on) Three full-length practice tests Answers to frequently asked questions about the exam Sample questions (and answers!) and practice tests reinforce what you’ve learned in areas such as understanding oral Spanish, using your Spanish vocabulary, diagramming the language’s structure, and comprehending written material. CliffsAP Spanish Language also includes information on the following: The gender of nouns Verbal tenses Regional idiomatic expressions Verb usage and conjugation Spelling and punctuation rules Speaking Spanish in specific situations This comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It’s all you need to do your best — and get the college credits you deserve. *Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.