Tobacco and sugar have made the history, the character, and the economy of Cuba. In this entertaining book, packed with fascinating lore, scholarship in its most humane form, and the flavor of Fernando Ortiz’s exceedingly civilized and humorous personality, the two important crops are seen from many points of view. Their economic aspects form the base, but they are examined, too, for their effects on folklore, art, science, industry, and daily human living. Out of personal experience, memory, and a lifetime of reading in all the western European languages, Dr. Ortiz has condensed exactly what is most telling, interesting, and significant about the leafy plant and the cane that together have made the story of his native land. The present translation, by Harriet de Onís, was made from a text specially prepared in Spanish by the author. It has an admiring introduction by the late Bronislaw Malinowski and a prologue by Herminio Portell Vilá, noted Cuban historian and sociologist.
Containing more than eleven thousand main entries, a handy, alphabetically arranged thesaurus offers more than 200,000 synonyms and antonyms grouped by meanings, fields of interest, and levels of formality, as well as more than four hundred synonym studies and a section of new words. Original.
Clear, concise, effective, THE RANDOM HOUSE GUIDE TO GOOD WRITING is for anyone who wishes to communicate well in writing. Mitchell Ivers shows us how to master the medium and the message with an array of features: Precise guidelines on word usage, grammar, and punctuation--and how to decide with "rules" you can discard to suit your purpose; How to choose the tone and style appropriate to your audience and subject; The essential components of plot in fiction and structure in nonfiction, and much more. An Alternate Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club A Main Selection of the Writer's Digest Book Club From the Paperback edition.
Using a funny–sometimes wacky–multiple-choice guessing game, Elmo teaches kids about the importance of starting the day with a good breakfast. Packed with facts and fun, this book makes breakfast easy to swallow! Practical tips for parents are also included!
Elmo (with his mommy as spotting for safety) demonstrates a somersault, cartwheel, and tripod-into-handstand to show toddlers how much fun it can be to move around, shake things up, and get some exercise! The tone is full of energy and emphasizes enjoyment of physical activity rather than imparting a weighty message. Sturdy board pages will hold up to repeated readings, which this engaging book is sure to get.
Elmo and his friends help toddlers learn to count from 1 to 20 in this all new Sesame Street book. Full-color photos of the Sesame Street Monsters and loads of Muppetized animals and objects make learning with Sesame Street more fun than ever!
It’s your lovable pal Grover, showing you how easy it is to move around–even with a book. In fact, Grover will show you how to use this book as part of your workout, by running under it, over it, and around and around for pages of heart-pumping fun. A page of tips for parents is also included.
TROLLS hits theaters everywhere on November 4, 2016! DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known. Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this two-story picturebook based on the film!