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  • Meet the world's most dangerous man.

    Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next?

    Despite the millions of words written on Putin's Russia, the West still fails to truly understand one of the world's most powerful politicians, whose influence spans the globe and whose networks of power reach into the very heart of our daily lives.

    In this essential primer, Professor Mark Galeotti uncovers the man behind the myth, addressing the key misperceptions of Putin and explaining how we can decipher his motivations and next moves. From Putin's early life in the KGB and his real relationship with the USA to his vision for the future of Russia - and the world - Galeotti draws on new Russian sources and explosive unpublished accounts to give unparalleled insight into the man at the heart of global politics.

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  • Laurence Rees has filmed hundreds of interviews with people tested to the extreme during World War II. He has come face-to-face with rapists, mass murderers, even cannibals, but he has also met courageous individuals who are an inspiration to us all. This book presents 35 of his most electrifying encounters.

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  • Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Pädagogik - Schulpädagogik, Note: 1, Universität Osnabrück, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Für jeden Lehrer ist es erstrebenswert, mit einem guten Gefühl zu unterrichten und am Ende einer Unterrichtsstunde mit dem Lernergebnis der Schüler zufrieden zu sein.
    Doch wie muss der Unterricht sein, der dieses positive Gefühl auslöst? Welche Merkmale muss guter Unterricht aufweisen?

    Hilbert Meyer beschreibt zehn Merkmale guten Unterrichts (Meyer 2003: S. 37 ff.):

    -Der Unterricht ist klar strukturiert und ein roter Faden für Lehrer und Schüler jeder Zeit erkennbar.
    -Die Lernzeit der Schüler wird intensiv genutzt.
    -Die Ziel-, Inhalts-, und Methodenentscheidungen sind stimmig.
    -Der Unterricht zeichnet sich durch Methodenvielfalt aus.
    -Es wird intelligent geübt.
    -Es findet eine individuelle Förderung statt.
    -Das Unterrichtsklima ist lernförderlich.
    -Es werden Unterrichtsgespräche geführt, die für den Schüler Sinn machen, vorhan-denes mit neuem Wissen verknüpfen und es erlauben, bei der Bearbeitung des Themas eigene Interessen einzubringen.
    -Die Schüler geben regelmässig ein Feedback zum Lernprozess.
    -Leistungserwartungen und -kontrollen werden klar definiert und für die Schüler transparent gemacht.

    Dies sind anspruchsvolle Kriterien an einen erfolgreichen, schülerorientierten Unterricht. Doch wie steigt ein Lehrer am besten in den Unterricht ein, um die Aufmerksamkeit und das Interesse seiner Schüler gleich mit Beginn des Unterrichts zu fesseln? Wie macht er die Schüler neugierig und wissbegierig auf den Inhalt der Unterrichtsstunde oder -einheit? Wie baut er eine Erwartungshaltung und Spannung auf? Wie kann er einen seiner Lerngruppe angemessenen, sachdienlichen und durchstrukturierten Einstieg in den Unterricht gestalten? Welche Unterrichtseinstiege eignen sich dafür? Diesen Fragen möchte ich nachgehen.
    In dieser Hausarbeit setze ich mich deshalb mit Möglichkeiten und Grenzen von Unterrichtseinstiegen auseinander. Ich definiere zunächst den Begriff 'Unterrichtseinstieg', setze mich mit didaktischen Funktionen von Unterrichtseinstiegen auseinander und stelle einige für mich gut durchführbare und relevante Unterrichtseinstiege vor. Ich werde zusätzlich die vorgestellten thematischen Unterrichtseinstiege auf ein bestimmtes Thema anwenden und danach auswerten, welcher Einstieg am Passendsten erscheint. Die Arbeit wird mit einer kurzen, kritischen Schlussbetrachtung abgeschlossen.

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  • Gives an account of 135 men and women that span the history of the Vietnam conflict from its murky origins in the 1940s to the chaotic fall of Saigon in 1975. This book allows us to see and feel what this war meant to people on all sides - Americans and Vietnamese, generals and guerillas, policy makers and protesters, and the CIA operatives.

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  • Anglais LOVE IS...IN THE AIR

    Kim Casali

    These cartoons of a little naked boy and girl, who like to remind us at every opportunity why life's worth living and why love makes the world go round. They were a huge hit in the 1970s, and are syndicated all around the world.

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  • Anglais The monarchy

    Robert Hardman

    Every year over 5000 royal engagements take place around the world, from the Queen's famous summer garden parties to the mysterious world of the Privy Council and high-profile overseas tours. This book takes the reader behind the scenes, meeting the people that keep the royal machine running like clockwork.

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  • Presents useful British words and deeds, dates and phrases, songs, speeches and commandments from Stonehenge. Providing complex information in the form of simple time-lines, setting key events in British history alongside those of world history, this book allows readers to view history in a simple way.

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  • This wonderful book takes an affectionate, entertaining and perceptive look at the English people. Here are their traditions, foibles, quirks, customs, humour and achievements, triumphs and failures, peccadilloes and passions. Travel through England from coast to coast and learn how every county contributes in unique and different ways to the distinct English personality. Marvel at crooked black and white halls in Cheshire and soft golden stone cottages in Midland villages. Go cheese rolling in Gloucestershire, discover the origins of cricket in Hampshire, savour a hot pot in Lancashire and a pudding in Yorkshire. Gasp at the glories of stately homes and the families that create them, upstairs and down, enjoy a pint. Listen to the memories and tales of ordinary folk from every walk of life and find out from them what it means to be English. This irresistible book will entertain and inform for hours on end.

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  • Do you know why Africa is so poor? What really happens to your aid money? Why trade rules fail African countries and yet cost you too? We've heard it all before: the corrupt leaders, heartless global corporations, the wicked World Bank. This book offers an approach to this problem.

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  • From Latin America to Asia, the Middle East to Africa, countries are being ruthlessly exploited as the USA seeks to expand its sphere of influence - its de facto 'empire' - by whatever means it can. This book aims to expose the tactics involved and the consequences they bring, revealing how the power and influence the US wields has been built up.

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  • Anglais Love is ... forever

    Kim Casali

    These cartoons have a little naked boy and girl who like to remind us at every opportunity why life's worth living and why love makes the world go round. A huge hit in the 1970s, these cartoons are syndicated all over the world.

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  • Adolf Hitler was an unlikely leader - fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships, unwilling to debate political issues - and yet he commanded enormous support. The Holocaust, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, the outbreak of the Second World War - all these cataclysmic events and more can be laid at Hitler's door.

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  • 'Curveball' was the codename given to the mysterious defector whose first-hand evidence on Saddam's weapons of mass destruction proved vital in giving the Bush administration the excuse it needed to invade Iraq. The only problem - this 'evidence' was nothing more than a pack of lies.

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  • Offers advice you need to understand the complex matters of the heart. This title guides you along the rocky road of love.

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  • Anglais The tools

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    Can you imagine what your life would be like if you could tap into a new source of power - one that has been inside you all along - to solve your own problems and become the master of your life? This title presents a psychological model based on the proven methods of Hollywood's greatest psychotherapists.

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  • ***THE WORD OF MOUTH INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NOW UPDATED WITH 15 EXPLOSIVE NEW CHAPTERS*** False economics. Threats, bribes, extortion. Debt, deception, coups, assassinations and unbridled military power. These are the tools used by the 'corporatocracy' - a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments and rich and powerful individuals - to ensure that they retain and expand their wealth and influence, growing richer and richer as the poor become poorer.

    In his original, post 9/11 book, John Perkins revealed how he was recruited as an economic hit man in the 1970s, and exposed the corrupt methods American corporations use to spread their influence in the developing world, cheating countries out of trillions of dollars. In this new, extensively updated edition he lays bare the latest, terrifying evolution of the economic hit man, and how the system has become even more entrenched and powerful than ever before.

    In New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins provides fresh and chilling evidence of how the corporatocracy has grown its influence to every corner of the globe, making us all unwitting slaves to their regime. But he also provides advice on how we can end our unconscious support of the system and its self-serving, lethal economy.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Perkins has, once again, made a substantial contribution to a world that needs whistle-blowers to open its eyes to the true sources of political, social, and economic power" - Yanis Varoufakis "It comes from the heart. I highly recommend it." - Michael Brownstein "it's all here in toe-curling detail' - Guardian

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  • *The International Bestseller* Is there anything more cut-throat than global politics?

    Wherever you turn - Europe, Russia, China, Korea, Syria, the Middle East - we are living in a time of global geopolitical power plays. Once an insider to this closed world, Pedro Banos reveals that however it might be smoothed over by the PR of political diplomacy, the world of geopolitics is one of war and conflict by strategic means, where countries have sought dominion and power over their rivals since the dawn of time.

    Banos presents this high-stakes game as a series of 27 universal rules on how to act and exert influence in the international sphere. Each principle is contextualised in both classical and modern history, from Bismarck to Kissinger, but also related to the current world of Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping. With titles like 'Kicking Away the Ladder', 'The Tower of Champagne Glasses', 'The Madman', and 'The Mule and the Saddlebags', How They Rule the World is a practical set of rules for engagement that can be enjoyed by anyone. Written with the philosophic, aphoristic timelessness of a von Bulow, Sun Tzu or Machiavelli, Banos has created an utterly gripping manual on the secrets of how strategic power really works.

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