Серия книг «Зарубежная классика — читай в оригинале» — это бессмертные произведения великих мастеров пера, написанные ими на их родном языке и наречии. Книги из этой серии помогут читателю углубленно изучать иностранные языки, обогатят его внутренний мир и по-новому откроют произведения известных классиков.
At the end of the nineteenth century a stranger arrives in the Sussex countryside and mayhem ensues; in the sleepy county of Kent a miracle food brings biological chaos that engulfs and threatens the entire planet. 11. G. Wells's fertile and mercurial imagination never brought us more bizarre and unsettling stories than those revealed in The Invisible Man 11897) and The Food of the Gods, and How It Came to Earth (1904). These are stories of extraordinary physical transformations and are at once extremely funny and richly imaginative. At the same time. Wells poses some very probing questions about the ethical dimensions to science and the human capacity for both pity and cruelty. Brought together for the first time in this new Wordsworth edition. The Invisible Man and The Food of the Gods are two of Wells's most entertaining and thought-provoking works.
Вниманию читателей предлагается широко известный фантастический роман Г.Дж. Уэллса "Пища богов". Издание адресовано студентам языковых вузов, а также всем любителям англоязычной литературы и, в частности, фантастики. Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничными комментариями и словарем.
The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella originally published in 1897. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air, thus becoming invisible, be successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it.
The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896) belongs to the classics of early science fiction. It tells the story of Edward Prendick a shipwrecked man rescued by a passing boat and left on the island home of Doctor Moreau - a real monster who creates human-like hybrid beings from animals via vivisection. The novel deals with a number of philosophical themes, including pain and cruelty, moral responsibility, human identity, and human interference with nature.
This title helps you discover our beautiful Earth with incredible augmented reality animations. Astonishing images literally pop-up from the pages of "Earth: 3-D Pops", revealing our planet inside and out. You can watch and learn about our natural history and how all the rocks and gemstones, mountains, oceans, and life on Earth came into being with these 3-D digital animations. It's so simple - just hold up the page to a web-cam to activate the animation on screen. Augmented reality boxes indicate where you can find the next one. It is packed with detailed facts, stats and figures about the Earth. Sift through the information then watch as the dramatic processes at work on our planet are revealed and nature erupts on screen. You won't believe your eyes!
Our planet is at risk. The current explosion in the human population is forcing us to a simple but pivotal choice: stabilize the planet or perish. The coming years will bring grave crisis-environmental, economic, human. Only if we achieve a close understanding of the system of which we are part- how it came about and how it works- will the next generation be positioned to cope with the emerging problems. Geology and environment has a remarkable influence on our lives today, as it has on all life since the beginning billions of years ago. Perhaps the clearest influence we see of this is through the development of wealth from the exploitation of fossil fuels and mineral resources including precious metals and gems and there impacts on surrounding, climate change, pollution, radiation, etc. This book is a collection of my articles and research papers on different aspects of environment and geology and its interrelationship. It is from climate change to global warming, pollution to search for diamonds, radiation to war for water, origin of water to origin of our atmosphere and many more.
Вниманию читателей предлагается широко известный фантастический роман Г.Дж.Уэллса "Пища богов". Издание адресовано студентам языковых вузов, а также всем любителям англоязычной литературы и, в частности, фантастики. Неадаптированный текст на языке оригинала снабжен постраничными комментариями и словарем.
Who could tell the true stories of the gods and goddesses of Olympus better than modern-day demigod Percy Jackson? In this action-packed tour of Greek mythology, Percy gives his hilarious personal views on the feuds, fights and love affairs of the Olympians. Want to know how Zeus came to be top god? How many times Kronos ate one of his own kids? How Athena literally burst out of another god's head? It's all here in black and white...And, an exclusive bonus chapter from The Blood of Olympus, the fifth and final book in the Heroes of Olympus series!
Beasts of Olympus is a series of 144-page illustrated chapter books set in a magical Ancient Greece where strange things still walk the Earth. In Steeds of the Gods, Demon, the official Olympian beast keeper, is caught between Helios and Poseidon, who are planning a race to see which of their steeds is the fastest. Both vengeful gods have requested Demon's help, but he can choose only one.
Twenty-six years ago: A girl in South Dakota falls through the earth, then wakes up dozens of feet below ground on the palm of what seems to be a giant metal hand. Nine years ago: She is a top-level physicist leading a team of people to understand exactly what that hand is, where it came from, and what it portends for humanity. Today: with the remainder of the giant robot found and assembled, every question answered about the mysterious contraption raises two more. But the team behind the greatest discovery of the last millennium might be out of time when a second robot suddenly appears, looming over downtown London.
The War of the Worlds (1898) is a science fiction novel, telling about a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel has been both popular and influential, spawning half a dozen feature films, radio dramas, a record album, various comic book adaptations, a television series, and sequels or parallel stories by other authors.