Where Is the Empire State Building?

Penguin Books Tác giả Janet Pascal,Daniel Colon,David Groff NXB Penguin Putnam Inc Năm XB 31/07/2015 Trọng lượng (gr) 113 Kích thước (cm) 1 x 19 x 14 Số trang 112 Hình thức Bìa Mềm Ngôn ngữ Sách Tiếng Nước Ngoài
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New York City boasts one of the most famous skylines in the world, and the Empire State Building is undeniably the focal point of this incredible view.
At 102 stories, the structure was no small feat.
In fact, its construction coincided with the onset of the Great Depression, and so progress was met with numerous setbacks.
Still, because of the efficiency that went into the building’s development, it only took a year and forty-five days to complete! In this informative, easy-to-read account, Janet B.
Pascal describes the rise of skyscrapers in the United States, the intricacies of the groundbreaking construction process, and the effect the iconic Empire State Building continues to have today.

French Lessons

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A language barrier is no match for love.
Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier—a surprising turn of events for someone who didn’t have a passport until she was in college.
But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English.
Are there things she doesn’t understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in his native tongue? Does “I love you” even mean the same thing as “je t’aime”? When the couple, newly married, relocates to Francophone Geneva, Collins—fearful of one day becoming “a Borat of a mother” who doesn’t understand her own kids—decides to answer her questions for herself by learning French.
When in French is a laugh-out-loud funny and surprising memoir about the lengths we go to for love, as well as an exploration across culture and history into how we learn languages—and what they say about who we are.
Collins grapples with the complexities of the French language, enduring excruciating role-playing games with her classmates at a Swiss language school and accidently telling her mother-in-law that she’s given birth to a coffee machine.
In learning French, Collins must wrestle with the very nature of French identity and society—which, it turns out, is a far cry from life back home in North Carolina.
Plumbing the mysterious depths of humanity’s many forms of language, Collins describes with great style and wicked humor the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of learning—and living in—French.

Necessary Losses

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“This perceptive book should absorb and enrich anyone who admits to being human.” Benjamin Spock, M.D.
Essayist Judith Viorst, who has humorously eased our journey to middle age, now turns her considerable talents to a more serious and far-reaching subject: how we grow and change through the losses that are an inevitable and necessary part of life.
Arguing persuasively that through the loss of our mothers’ protection, the loss of the impossible expectations we bring to relationships, the loss of our younger selves, and the loss of our loved ones through separation and death, we gain deeper persepctive, true maturity, and fuller wisdom about life, Judith Viorst has wirtten a life-affirming and life-changing book.

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