Chicago, 1899. A city known for vice and violence welcomes a new show to town: the Daughters of Aphrodite Lyric Opera. Despite being branded "obscene" by the press and civic leaders - or perhaps partly because of it - their performances are a hit. Almost 18 and not yet married, Constance defies the will of her parents and sneaks out to see for herself what all the fuss is about. She will come to discover that the troupe's leader, the fear, gifted and enigmatic Victoria da Vinci, is a woman with big ideas, big secrets and a complex past. Constance soon finds herself immersed in a world of danger and mystery . . . and must make a choice. 50% historical fiction, 25% sci-fi and 25% adventure-fantasy, Dicing Time for Gladness captures the conflicted spirit of turn-of-the-century America in a time of bound optimism and deep uncertainty.
Europäische Geschichte Europa als fremde Kultur: Wie Botschafter aus Fernost die Welt des Abendlandes erforschten. Keineswegs naiv-bewundernd, sondern kritisch und selbstbewußt betraten die ersten Botschafter aus dem Reich der Mitte die europäischen Metropolen. Ihre Ethnologie der abendländischen Welt ist es, die uns heute eine ungewöhnliche Perspektive auf die Geschichte Europas ermöglicht.
It's a big, tasty world out there—and this book takes kids on a tour through the cuisines of 14 countries, complete with a recipe for each one. What’s on your plate? Chances are it’s not quite the same as what’s on other children’s plates around the world. Come on a journey to see how people in different countries prepare, eat, and think about their food. Beautiful photographs and illustrations capture the food culture of 14 countries, from Brazil and Spain to Morocco, India, and China. Each spread includes an overview of the country and its native foods, photographs of the various dishes with pronunciations and descriptions, an easy recipe for kids to try, and an illustrated crop map of the country. With so many fun elements to intrigue them, young foodies will be excited to learn about how people eat across the globe!
Athletic trainers work with teams and individual athletes to help treat and prevent injuries. They get athletes into their best possible physical condition. Readers are provided guidance to becoming future athletic trainers: where they can find the right education and how to navigate the sometimes difficult task of looking for a job.