Oxford Idylls: By the City Poet Laureate, Dedicated to His Sponsors, Charles Neate ... and Charles James Sadler ...: Joseph Plowman
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Der 25-jährige Postflieger Charles Lindbergh hat einen großen Traum: Er will mit seinem einmotorigen Einmannflugzeug, der ´Spirit of St. Louis´, den Atlantik überqueren. Doch zuerst braucht er Sponsoren und außerdem gibt es noch einige Mitkonkurrenten. Dann, am 20. Mai 1927, ist es endlich soweit: Lindbergh startet von New York aus zu einem rund 6000 Kilometer langen Non-Stop-Flug und landet 33 Stunden später glücklich in Paris.
Val´s new pies are foolproof-but not bulletproof. Old West ghost towns are as American as apple pie. So what better place to sponsor a pie-eating contest than the Bar X, a fake ghost town available for exclusive private events on the edge of Silicon Valley. Valentine Harris is providing the pies, hoping to boost business for her struggling Pie Town shop and become a regular supplier for the Bar X. But no sooner does she arrive in town than a stray bullet explodes the cherry pie in her hands. And the delicious dessert is not the only victim. Val finds the Bar X bartender shot dead in an alley. Egged on by her flaky friend and pie crust specialist, Charlene, Val aims to draw out the shooter. But solving a real murder in a fake ghost town won´t be easy as pie. And if Val doesn´t watch her back, her pies won´t be the only thing filled full of lead . . .
Orson Welles´ dramatic anthology series Mercury Theatre on the Air, infamous for its Halloween broadcast of The War of the Worlds, found a sponsor and became Campbell Playhouse in December 1938. The program continued to feature the charismatic and fiery Welles as both a host and an actor. The great Lionel Barrymore portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Campbell Playhouse´s annual performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Orson Welles and Lionel Barrymore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/radi/000822de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman is an action-packed thriller series set in an alternate history Victorian steampunk world. The Tower of Babbage brings readers to the ruins of Central America. A motion-picture crew has gone missing in the mysterious jungles of Southern Mexico while filming ancient Mayan ruins. Desperate to learn the fate of an old friend, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske sponsors an expedition into the heart of the rainforest. Little does she realize that the filmmakers were not the only ones interested in the clockwork secrets that Charles Babbage left behind. Can she rescue the crew, or is she already too late to save the man she once loved? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Hyde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006087de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman is an action-packed thriller series following Aldora Fiske´s adventures in an alternate history Victorian steampunk world. This collection of three novelletes takes her all the way from London, to the jungles of Mexico, to the Ottoman Empire. This collection includes: ´´SKY PIRATES OVER LONDON´´ London has been besieged by strange powerful airships targeting the city´s shipping. The poor starve and the rich must ration their luxuries, while the blockaders have made no demands. Parliament and the Home Office have done nothing to rectify the situation, and though it´s hardly proper, sometimes a gentlewoman must act while the men debate. ´´THE TOWER OF BABBAGE´´ A motion-picture crew has gone missing in the mysterious jungles of Southern Mexico while filming ancient Mayan ruins. Desperate to learn the fate of an old friend, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske sponsors an expedition into the heart of the rain forest. Little does she realize that the filmmakers were not the only ones interested in the clockwork secrets that Charles Babbage left behind. ´´FINE YOUNG TURKS´´ Her loveless wedding of convenience approaching, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske is among the influential Europeans to accept a handsome nobleman´s invitation to show off the Ottoman Empire and its secularist reforms. After she alone escapes the devious plot to kidnap the foreign guests, she´s confronted with an Empire where women are given all the rights of men, and a man who treats her like an equal. Who Is Aldora Fiske? Aldora Fiske is nothing if not proper, but the further she gets from London´s social season the more daring she gets. Ever the gentlewoman, she takes pride in her ability to set things right. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dawn Hyde. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/007014de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Logically illogical - that´s Gracie Allen! And you can imagine what that means for her long-suffering husband, George Burns! Here are 16 laugh-packed adventures with the people who live in the Burns house, costarring announcer Bill Goodwin, musical director Meredith Willson, and Mel Blanc (as the Happy Postman)! Listen along as Gracie encourages George to get more romantic and discourages his singing. These digitally restored and remastered shows - many of which have not been heard since their initial broadcast more than 50 years ago - feature visits by a number of curious callers, including Charles Mortimer (the future president of General Foods) and NBC vice president Sidney Strotz! Episodes include: George Wants Meredith Out of the House 01-24-46; Gracie Tries to Hypnotize George 01-31-46; The Sponsor Visits 02-14-46; George and the Dude Ranch 02-28-46; George and Gracie Buy a Chicken Ranch 03-07-46; George´s Wrestling Match 03-21-46; Playing Cupid for Meredith 03-28-46; Gracie´s Little White Lies 04-04-46; Gracie Joins a Literary Club 04-11-46; Can George Become a Cowboy? 04-18-46; Gracie´s Club Wants to Put on a Play 04-25-46; The Folly of Molly O´Malley - Part 1 05-02-46; The Folly of Molly O´Malley - Part 2 05-02-46; Newlyweds Next Door 05-16-46; Summer Show Worries 05-30-46; George´s Allergies 09-05-46. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Blanc, Gracie Allen, George Burns. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/001239de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Based on rapid advances in what is known about how people learn and how to teach effectively, this important book examines the core concepts and central pedagogies that should be at the heart of any teacher education program. Stemming from the results of a commission sponsored by the National Academy of Education, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World recommends the creation of an informed teacher education curriculum with the common elements that represent state-of-the-art standards for the profession. Written for teacher educators in both traditional and alternative programs, university and school system leaders, teachers, staff development professionals, researchers, and educational policymakers, the book addresses the key foundational knowledge for teaching and discusses how to implement that knowledge within the classroom. Preparing Teachers for a Changing World recommends that, in addition to strong subject matter knowledge, all new teachers have a basic understanding of how people learn and develop, as well as how children acquire and use language, which is the currency of education. In addition, the book suggests that teaching professionals must be able to apply that knowledge in developing curriculum that attends to students needs, the demands of the content, and the social purposes of education: in teaching specific subject matter to diverse students, in managing the classroom, assessing student performance, and using technology in the classroom. John D. Bransford joined the University of Washington in Seattle in 2003 where he holds the title of the James W. Mifflin University Professorship and Professor of Education. Prior to this he was Centennial Professor of Psychology and Education and codirector of the Learning Technology Center at Vanderbilt University. Early works by Bransford and his colleagues in the 1970s included research in the areas of human learning, memory, and problem solving, and helped shape the cognitive revolution in psychology. Author of seven books and hundreds of articles and presentations, Bransford is an internationally renowned scholar in cognition and technology. He and his colleagues have developed and tested innovative computer, videodisc, CD-ROM, and Internet programs including the Jasper Woodbury Problem Solving Series in Mathematics, The Scientists in Action Series, and the Little Planet Literacy Series-programs that have received many awards. Linda Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, where she has served since 1998 as faculty sponsor for the Stanford Teacher Education Program and codirector of the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute. While serving as William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, she was the founding executive director of the National Commission for Teaching and Americas Future, the blue-ribbon panel whose 1996 report What Matters Most: Teaching for Americas Future catalyzed major policy changes to improve the quality of teaching and teacher education. She is past president of the American Educational Research Association. Among her more than 200 publications are Teaching as the Learning Profession (coedited with Gary Sykes), recipient of the National Staff Development Councils Outstanding Book Award for 2000, and The Right to Learn , recipient of the American Educational Research Associations Outstanding Book Award for 1998.