PENGUIN READERS 6: CHAMBER, THE BOOK AND MP3 PACK

Author: John Grisham

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Page: 109

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Contemporary / American EnglishThe horror of death row is that you die a little each day. The waiting kills you.Seventy-year-old Sam Cayhall is on Mississippi's death row. Sam hates lawyers but his date with the gas chamber is close, and time is running out. Then Adam Hall, a young lawyer arrives. Can he and his secret persuade Sam to accept his help? This Pack contains a Book and MP3
Foreign Language Study

The Chamber

Author: John Grisham

Publisher: Longman

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Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 109

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Contemporary / American English The horror of death row is that you die a little each day. The waiting kills you. Seventy-year-old Sam Cayhall is on Mississippi's death row. Sam hates lawyers but his date with the gas chamber is close, and time is running out. Then Adam Hall, a young lawyer arrives. Can he and his secret persuade Sam to accept his help?
Social Science

The Art and Archaeology of Pashash

Author: Terence Grieder

Publisher: University of Texas Press

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Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Among the vast treasures discovered in Peru since its conquest by Pizarro, only a small fraction has been excavated scientifically. The Art and Archaeology of Pashash is an account of the discovery and excavation of one of the richest Pre-Columbian burials ever scientifically excavated in Peru. The tomb and its offerings unearthed at Pashash, in the northern Andes, provide new perspectives on the cultural meaning of Andean funerary treasure. About A.D. 500 the flexed body of an aristocrat was wrapped in cloth and set in a small tomb sealed by a heavy stone. Three separate offerings were put in place during the construction of the funerary temple above the tomb. Near the body were placed about fifty large gold pins with elaborately sculptured heads, the most important set of Peruvian metalwork scientifically recorded in context. Decorated pottery also accompanied the body. Beneath the doorway to the temple chamber above the tomb a second offering was placed, composed of vessels modeled as jaguars, snakes, and dragonlike combinations of the two, with other fine pottery, unfired clay bowls, and stone bowls. The images in this offering represented the theology of a shamanistic religion. A third offering of broken ritual vessels was placed in the earth fill just before the temple floor was built. This collection of several hundred works of art found together and dated by radiocarbon, related to a stratigraphic sequence for the site as a whole, makes possible a unique history of the art of this highland Andean region. Grieder describes the phases of development and the symbolism of the previously little-known Recuay style of pottery and attributes many works to individuals, illuminating the role of artists and their relations with their patrons. Among the author's discoveries is evidence of the use of potters' wheels and lathes to make ceramic and stone vessels and ritual objects, reversing the long-held contention that these tools were unknown in Pre-Columbian America. The Art and Archaeology of Pashash will be valuable to specialists in Andean archaeology as well as to those interested in the art and culture of Pre-Columbian America.
Architecture

Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament

Author: Henrik Schoenefeldt

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Architecture

Page: 264

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Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament explores the history of the UK Houses of Parliament in Westminster from an environmental design perspective, and the role David Boswell Reid played in the development of the original ventilation and climate control system in parliament. This book retraces and critically examines the evolution of the environmental principles underlying the design of the Houses of Parliament, engaging with fundamental questions about air quality, energy efficiency and thermal comfort. This yields insights into the historic methods of environmental design that were characterised by physical experimentation and post-occupancy evaluation. Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament examines the history of the buildings’ operation, studying the practical reality of its performance in use and offers the opportunity to reflect on current challenges faced by architects and engineers adapting to the realities of climate change. This book is an ideal read for academics, politicians and practitioners with an interest in architectural history and heritage, theory, engineering and conservation.
Bills, Legislative

Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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Category: Bills, Legislative

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Fiction

Kingdom Level Two: LitRPG

Author: Adam Drake

Publisher: Adam Drake

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Category: Fiction

Page: 310

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A baptism of fire for a neophyte king. Resigned to his fate, Robert must adapt to his new role as King of Anika. Expected to cleanse the kingdom of its many festering problems, he starts by trying to gain levels and useful skills. But the daunting task quickly becomes a lesson in humility as he finds himself underpowered and overwhelmed. Desperate for gear and experience points, he stumbles upon a secret place so terrifying, he questions whether he can be an adventurer king at all. For here he must learn the one true skill that matters above all others: Survival. **This book is also in the discounted collection: Kingdom LitRPG Bundle Books 1-4 Kingdom LitRPG Series: Book 1 – Kingdom Level One Book 2 – Kingdom Level Two Book 3 – Kingdom Level Three Book 4 – Kingdom Level Four litrpg, fantasy, gamelit, rpg, cyberpunk, series, action, adventure, video games, mmo, role playing games, vr, virtual reality, thriller
Medical

Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-surgical Nursing

Author: Lillian Sholtis Brunner

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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Category: Medical

Page: 2144

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Numerous updates and a state-of-the-art ancillary package make the Tenth Edition of this best-selling textbook the most up-to-date book of its kind. New chapters include: End-of-Life Care, Genetics Perspectives in Nursing Practice, and Management of Patients Affected by Terrorism, Mass Casualty, and Disaster. New features include: Concept Maps relating NANDA diagnoses with NIC and NOC classification systems; boxed charts alerting nurses to genetics perspectives in practice; and new, specialized content on elderly patients and those with disabilities. A free CD-ROM in the text includes over 3,500 general student-study questions, 500 unit review questions, 3-dimensional animations that illustrate disease processes, and interactive clinical simulations covering asthma and congestive heart failure. For more information, visit connection.LWW.com/go/smeltzer.