THIS IS THE NEW, THIRD EDITION OF WRITE NOW, RELEASED AUGUST 10, 2011. Replaces WRITE NOW: The Complete Program For Better Handwriting (2nd edition).
"Silenziosi sui loro piedi nudi gli schiavi attraversano duecento anni di storia danese senza lasciare altra traccia che due righe nei libri di scuola: la Danimarca fu il primo paese ad abolire il traffico degli schiavi. Migliaia di uomini, donne e bambini. E di loro non resta che una frase.
Per di più falsa." Quel traffico continuerà per decenni dopo l’abolizione ufficiale, ma nessuno schiavo ha mai raccontato la sua storia: per dar voce a quelle migliaia di esseri umani privati della libertà, incatenati, venduti e trascinati dall'altra parte dell'oceano, Thorkild Hansen va a cercare le tracce dei loro passi nella Guinea danese, l'attuale Ghana, lungo le rive del Volta, tra le rovine dei forti che dominavano con le loro mura bianche quella costa bordata di palme e battuta dalla risacca. E come guida si serve di diari, lettere, documenti lasciati da sette "testimoni oculari" che si sono succeduti nel corso di due secoli tra quelle mura: un tenente, due sacerdoti, un mercante, un medico, un contabile e un governatore. Spinti dall'ambizione, dall'avventura o da ideali, chi approfittando di quel commercio e chi combattendolo: "gente comune, buona e cattiva, ma per lo più buona, forte e debole, ma per lo più debole", che, con le proprie vicende, è parte della storia, tra i vincitori o tra i perdenti, ma più probabilmente solo impotente davanti a un meccanismo ben più vasto che chiama in causa re, ricchi e filosofi, che siano Hobbes, Kierkegaard o Rousseau. Non sarà forse quando non è più redditizio che si ferma quel traffico diventato illegale? Il bisogno di rendere una tardiva giustizia a quei dannati che, come nell'Inferno di Dante, non proiettano ombra nella storia, porta Hansen a raccontare i destini di singoli che non fanno che porre "le solite vecchie domande": l'uomo è cattivo? è buono? o è solo debole?
Where does garbage in the ocean come from, and how can it harm ocean animals? How do poisonous chemicals end up in our oceans? What is an oil spill, and how does it hurt wildlife and seashore habitats? Polluted Oceans introduces young readers to the issues of pollution due to the dumping of garbage, chemicals, and other things into our planets seas.
It also gives students plenty of ideas for ways that they can be part of the campaign to help keep our oceans clean and safe for the future. Filled with information perfectly suited to the abilities and interests of an early-elementary audience, this colorful, fact-filled volume includes grade-appropriate activities and experiments, critical-thinking questions, and fascinating fact boxes to keep the pace lively and interactive.
Joining the Party: In a small town, secrets are hard to keep. But when photojournalist, Cassie Hawks, comes home to Lucky Springs, no one says a word about what her neighbors have been up to while she's been away. Noises next door draw her to peep on a sex party that enthralls her. The passion, the openness and the multicultural mix inspire and arouse her- the home owners most of all. The sexy Meriwether men tempt her into a private party, and she's hooked. They willingly help her with her photography and keep her coming back for more. But can she stay put and get on board with their big sex parties? - Birthday Party Surprise: Turning thirty-five isn't easy for Jessica. Most of her life is going fine, but her love life has been in a holding pattern. Tired of waiting, it's Jessica's turn to go a little wild and her friends help arrange it. One night, one fantasy, and four sexy men make for a happy birthday! The urge to repeat the fun haunts her, but when she finds out exactly who her mystery lovers were-all the rules change. Four men she loves want more than friendship or sex. They become caught in a web of passionate love that can't be denied. The quad of hunks wants to share her and each other every night. Her patience paid off times four, but can this traditional girl commit to group love? - Red Hot Party: Being secretly in love with your brother's boyfriend's sister is problematic enough, but when Hamilton Meriwether is caught at a sex party by that same beautiful woman, he's got some explaining to do. Lolly Martinez grew up sheltered, but being an EMT and working with the brave firemen of Lucky Springs gets her away from her overprotective family.
Wanting Ham was nothing new, but suddenly, she has a chance to act on all her fantasies with him and a couple of other volunteers Lolly thought were just friends who haunted her naughty dreams. The three hot firemen want her body tied to the fire pole and a lot more. But deep feelings and family pressure complicate the fun for the quad. Risking their lives for each other has always been part of the jobs, but now it's their hearts on the line, and that might be the most dangerous situation of all.
Red Thunder is a stand-alone, SAS style, action-packed adventure thriller designed to become Book One of a proposed trilogy. Warning: This Special Forces, SAS themed action and adventure thriller does contain scenes of violence, torture and some bad language from the outset and is designed for an adult audience. Introducing Jack Regan, the brand new character for the modern age. Jack is a six-foot-two, thirty-five-year-old, blond-haired, blue-eyed former member of the SAS and British Parachute Regiment, now recruited to the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 (SIS). Plot: Sent to North Korea to deliver a package to one of MI6's moles, what is supposed to be an easy job suddenly turns into a complete nightmare. Jack is bumped by the Secret Police, his contact ruthly murdered, and now faces imminent execution by the Korean authorities.
Only his handler back in London can save him. With London denying any knowledge of Jack Regan, their agent is abandoned and left to fend for himself in the political concentration camps, torture chambers and law gulags. With London believing their man is dead, Red Thunder can continue uninterrupted.
Little does London know, Jack Regan is still alive. Worse, Jack Regan has escaped.
After six years of being held in a North Korean rat-hole, Jack is heading home, and he wants some answers. While incarcerated at the hands of his cruel communist masters, Jack has discovered SIS's dirty secret. He was always meant to die! Answers alone though, are not enough for a man who has been tortured, betrayed and left to die by his own people. Jack also wants revenge. He wants those responsible to pay. SIS wants him dead before Red Thunder is compromised. Many lives hang in the balance and political alliances are at risk of collapse if Regan manages to get home. SIS will stop at nothing to eliminate the problem. Regan will stop at nothing to find out the truth. In the murky world of espionage, secrets are guarded jealously, and Red Thunder guarded more jealously than most.