Set in frontier America in the midst of the French-Indian war, as the French are attempting to overthrow an English fort, Cooper's story follows Alice and Cora Munro, pioneer sisters who are trying to find their way back to their father, an English commander. Guided by an army major and Magua, an Indian from the Huron tribe, they soon meet Hawk-eye, a frontier scout and his Mohican Indian companions Chingachgook and Uncas. Magua is not all that he seems and the sisters are kidnapped. In The Last of the Mohicans, Cooper sets Indian tribe against Indian tribe and lays bare the brutality of the white man against the Mohicans.
Although new ventures’ competitive positioning and their founders’ social networks are both recognized as important in the context of transition economies, not much is known about their multiplicative effect on performance. We build on the strategic management literature and social network theory to develop theoretical predictions about the role of competitive strategies and social capital for entrepreneurial performance. These are tested with survey data from Bulgaria. We find that both the venture’s competitive strategic positioning and the founder’s networking positively influence performance. The hypothesized moderating effect of networking for the relationship between differentiation strategy and performance received only tentative support. Contrary to expectations, we find a negative moderating effect of networking for the relationship of cost leadership with performance. These results suggest that the entrepreneur’s network plays a role in shaping how strategies influence performance by possibly upholding differentiation and deemphasizing cost leadership strategy. Implications for managerial practice and public policy are discussed.
Set entirely on one day, 16 June 1904, "Ulysses" follows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus as they go about their daily business in Dublin. From this starting point, James Joyce constructs a novel of extraordinary imaginative richness and depth. Unique in the history of literature, "Ulysses" is one of the most important and enjoyable works of the twentieth century. After its first publication in Paris in 1922, "Ulysses" was published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head in 1936. These editions, as well as the subsequent resettings of 1960 in Great Britain and of 1961 in the US, included an increasing number of transmission and printing errors. In 1977 a team of scholars, led by Professor Hans Walter Gabler, began to study manuscript evidence, typescripts and proofs in an attempt to reconstruct Joyce's creative process in order to come up with a more accurate text. This edition uses the revised 1993 text of Gabler's version.
Learn all about 40 different jobs with this entertaining and original game. Three packs of cards with lively, colourful illustrations, up-to-the-minute job titles in English and clear and concise phrases describing each job. A comprehensive Teacher's Guide complete with suggestions for language exercises, games and activities makes Just the Job an indispensable part of the English classroom. An enjoyable educational game to play either at home with family and friends or at school as part of the English lesson.
Learn all about 40 different jobs with this entertaining and original game. Three packs of cards with lively, colourful illustrations, up-to-the-minute job titles in English and clear and concise phrases describing each job. A comprehensive Teacher's Guide complete with suggestions for language exercises, games and activities makes Just the Job an indispensable part of the English classroom. An enjoyable educational game to play either at home with family and friends or at school as part of the English lesson. 3 packs of 40 cards each; Teacher's Guide. Размер коробки: 21,5 см х 14,5 см х 4 см. Размер карт: 9 см х 5,5 см.
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Death and honour are thought to be the same, but today I have learned that sometimes they are not'. Set in frontier America in the midst of the French-Indian war, as the French are attempting to overthrow an English fort, Cooper's story follows Alice and Cora Munro, pioneer sisters who are trying to find their way back to their father, an English commander. Guided by an army major and Magua, an Indian from the Huron tribe, they soon meet Hawk-eye, a frontier scout and his Mohican Indian companions Chingachgook and Uncas. Magua is not all that he seems and the sisters are kidnapped. In The Last of the Mohicans, Cooper sets Indian tribe against Indian tribe and lays bare the brutality of the white man against the Mohicans.
The hit BBC series Sherlock has introduced a new generation of fans to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective. The debut episode took as its inspiration Conan Doyle's first Holmes novel, and this new edition of A Study in Scarlet, with an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, allows fans to discover how it all started. A Study in Scarlet is the genre-defining work with which popular crime fiction was born. A potent mix of serial murder, suspense, cryptic clues, red herrings and revenge, the novel introduces us to the world-famous characters of Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson and Inspector Lestrade and sees Sherlock and Dr Watson meet and join forces for the first time as they track a mysterious killer that stalks London's streets. In addition to the original text, this edition also has an introduction by Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, who explains how it inspired the Sherlock script.
Therese is just an ordinary sales assistant working in a New York department store when a beautiful, alluring woman in her thirties walks up to her counter. Standing there, Therese is wholly unprepared for the first shock of love. Therese is an awkward nineteen-year-old with a job she hates and a boyfriend she doesn't love; Carol is a sophisticated, bored suburban housewife in the throes of a divorce and a custody battle for her only daughter. As Therese becomes irresistibly drawn into Carol's world, she soon realises how much they both stand to lose...
Virginia Woolf's Orlando, the longest and most charming love letter in literature, playfully constructs the figure of Orlando as the fictional embodiment of Woolf's close friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West. Spanning three centuries of boisterous, fantastic adventure, the novel opens as Orlando, a young nobleman in Elizabeth's England, awaits a visit from the Queen and traces his experience with first love as England under James I lies locked in the embrace of the Great Frost.At the midpoint of the novel, Orlando, now an ambassador in Constantinople, awakes to find that he is a woman, and the novel indulges in farce and irony to consider the roles of women in the 18th and 19th centuries. As the novel ends in 1928, a year consonant with full suffrage for women, Orlando, now a wife and mother, stands poised at the brink of a future that holds new hope and promise for women. Wordsworth Classics presents this new edition, proclaimed by Woolf's contemporary Rebecca West as a poetic masterpiece of the first rank, restoring Woolf's original photographs and index, and with an introduction and notes by Merry M. Pawlowski, US scholar in Modernist and Woolf studies. Издание на английском языке.
The world's best-selling grammar series for learners of English. Essential Grammar in Use is a self-study reference and practice book for elementary-level learners (A1-B1), used by millions of people around the world. With clear examples, easy-to-follow exercises and answer key, the Fourth edition is perfect for independent study, covering all the areas of grammar that you will need at this level. The book has an easy-to-use format of two-page units with clear explanations of grammar points on the left-hand page, and practice exercises on the right. It also includes plenty of additional exercises and a Study Guide to help you find the grammar units you need to study. Fourth edition.
Take a journey through art history as you learn about the rich collections of St Petersburg's magnificent State Hermitage Museum. Containing nearly 550 reproductions, this innovative book is packed with objects dating from the 23rd millennium ВС to the very end of the 20th century, from all across the world and from many different belief systems. It looks at Styles and genres, schools and trends, techniques and materials, illustrating them not only with familiar masterpieces, but with many of the Hermitage's less well-known fascinating products of human creativity, conveniently arranged under 65 main headings. Sebastiaen Bonnecroy's Still Life with a Skull (front cover) serves to illustrate the heading Trompe I'oeil. The accompanying text then introduces the reader to concepts such as painting within a painting, palette, stretcher, maulstick, vanitas, memento mori, and much much more, through a carefully conceived system of cross references and the clear organisation of the material. Supplemented with a full index to all terms explained in the text, this book is easy to use for people of all ages.
Get full coverage of all the material included on the PgMP Program Management Professional exam inside this comprehensive resource. Written by industry expert, trainer, and project management consultant Joseph Phillips, this definitive exam guide covers all three phases of the credential process-the PMI staff review, the multiple-choice exam, and the Multi-rater Assessment-focusing on how to pass the rigorous PgMP exam. Detailed and authoritative, this book serves as both a complete certification study guide and an essential on-the-job reference.
Supply chain management, a generally overlooked area of management, is steadily evolving into a corporate function of ever-growing economic importance. Yet is this increasing importance reflected in environmental protection? This book offers a novel theoretical model on how supply chain management could become an environmental change agent and assesses the empirical evidence for supply chain involvement in corporate greening. Ranging from the personal level through the organizational to the level of the political economy, suggestions are made how the supply chain function can make fuller use of the environmental potential.
A three-level (B1+ to C1) integrated skills course for higher education students at university or on foundation courses. The C1 Advanced Student's Book consolidates academic study skills. Students' analytical skills are challenged with an increased range of authentic written and spoken academic texts. From essay organisation, taking notes, group discussion to writing references and paraphrasing texts, the students are presented with a wealth of practice opportunities to enhance all academic skills at this level. The course further develops independent learning skills and critical thinking through 'Study tips' sections and allows for personalisation of learning in the 'Focus on your subject' sections. Lecture and seminar skills units provide authentic practice in listening to lectures and participating in seminars.
North London in the twenty-first century: a place where a son will swiftly adopt an old lady and take her home from hospital to impersonate his dear departed mother, rather than lose the council flat.A time of golden job opportunities, though you might have to dress up as a coffee bean or work as an intern at an undertaker or put up with champagne and posh French dinners while your boss hits on you.A place rich in language - whether it's Romanian, Ukrainian, Russian, Swahili or buxom housing officers talking managementese.A place where husbands go absent without leave and councillors sacrifice cherry orchards at the altar of new builds.Marina Lewycka is back in this hilarious, farcical, tender novel of modern issues and manners.