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IB Prepared resources are developed directly with the IB to provide the most up-to-date, authentic and authoritative guidance on DP assessment. IB Prepared: Physics combines a concise review of course content with strategic guidance, past paper material and exam-style practice opportunities, allowing learners to consolidate the knowledge and skills that are essential to success.
Jason Momoa produces, directs, co-writes and stars in this thriller about a Native American who goes on the run after getting his revenge on the man who murdered his mother. As Wolf (Momoa) rides his motorcycle through the Wild West searching for a place to scatter his mother's ashes, he learns along the way that in order to get vengeance and justice on others, you must pay a price. The cast includes Tye Alexander, Henree Alyse and Lisa Bonet.
Disney animated triple bill following the classic story of Cinderella, the beautiful girl who is enslaved by her evil stepmother and ugly sisters. In 'Cinderella' (1950) Cinderella (voice of Ilene Woods) seems destined to miss the glittering party at which Prince Charming (William Phipps) will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) gets her to the ball on time and she begins to cast her own spell on the prince. In 'Cinderella 2 - Dreams Come True' (2002) Cinderella (Jennifer Hale) and Prince Charming (Christopher Daniel Barnes) have just returned from their honeymoon but she is finding it hard to fit into the routine of palace life. She has been quickly cast in the role of Royal Hostess and finds the prospect so daunting that she begins to think the happily-ever-afters might have been spoken too soon. Luckily her Fairy Godmother (Russi Taylor) and mice friends, Jaq (Rob Paulsen) and Gus (Corey Burton), are on hand to help out. 'Cinderella 3 - A Twist in Time' (2007) explores what may have happened had the mythical glass slipper not fit. Cinderella's wicked stepmother has stolen the Fairy Godmother's magic wand and now she's determined to turn back the hands of time to set Prince Charming up with one of her own daughters. In order to break the evil spell, the frightened Cinderella will have to find her beloved prince before it's too late.
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'Clanless, lawless, homeless is he who is in love with civil war, that brutal ferocious thing.' The epic poem The Iliad begins nine years after the beginning of the Trojan War and describes the great warrior Achilles and the battles and events that take place as he quarrels with the King Agamemnon. Attributed to Homer, The Iliad, along with The Odyssey, is still revered today as the oldest and finest example of Western Literature.
The only DP Physics resource developed with the IB to accurately
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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `Alas that mortals Should blame the gods! From us, they say, All evils come. Yet they themselves It is who through defiant deeds Bring sorrow on them-far more sorrow Than fate would have them bear.' Attributed to the blind Greek poet, Homer, The Odyssey is an epic tale about cunning and strength of mind. It takes its starting point ten years after the fall of the city of Troy and follows its Greek warrior hero Odysseus as he tries to journey to his home of Ithaca in northwest Greece after the Greek victory over the Trojans. On his travels, Odysseus comes across surreal islands and foreign lands where he is in turn challenged and supported by those that he meets on his travels as he attempts to find his way back home in order to vanquish those who threaten his estate. In turn, his son Telemachus has to grow up quickly as he attempts to find his father and protect his mother from her suitors. Dealing with the universal themes of temptation and courage, the epic journey that Odysseus undertakes is as meaningful today as it was almost 3,000 years ago when the story was composed.
From its founding in Florence in 1921 as luggage supplier to the elite to its modern standing as purveyor of cult accessories and couture, the house of Gucci is a titan of the luxury fashion world. Over the last century, Gucci's signature leather goods and decadent garments have elegantly combined the understated with the opulent, united under the covetable double G logo. Little Book of Gucci tells the story of the brand's beginnings as a luxury luggage and equestrian outfitter, recounting how the family overcame rifts and wartime hardship to be reborn as a giant of 1990s haute couture and, under Alessandro Michele's current stewardship, made its mark on streetwear and a new generation of fans. Over 100 gorgeously curated images showcase Gucci's edgy yet sensual designs, confirming its place as the most influential label of our times.
Previously published in paperback as October Sky. Three years in the life of Homer `Sonny' Hickam, from the moment he sees the Sputnik satellite overhead in West Virginia to his successful launch of a prizewinning rocket. In 1957, Coalwood, West Virginia, was a town the post-war boom never quite reached, and dominated by the black steel towers of the mine. For fourteen-year-old Homer `Sonny' Hickam there are only two routes in life: a college football scholarship, or a life underground. But from the moment the town turns out to watch the world's first space satellite, Sputnik, as it passes overhead, Sonny and his friends embark on a mission of their own - to form the Big Creek Missile Agency, and build a rocket. Looking back after a distinguished career as a NASA engineer, Homer Hickam tells the warm, vivid story of youth and ambition that inspired the 1999 film October Sky. It is the tale of a group of teenage boys who dared to imagine a life beyond the confines of the coal pit, and went on to design, build and launch the rockets that would change their lives, and their town, forever.
Disney's eighth animated feature is a musical extravaganza made up of ten short films. Included are 'Peter and the Wolf', 'Casey at the Bat', 'The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met' and 'Johnnie Fedora and Alice Bluebonnet'.
`Must-read... A funny yet tragic tale of a husband and wife's car journey across the US with Albert the alligator in tow. Yes, really.' Marie Claire A journey of a thousand miles. With an alligator on the back seat. And John Steinbeck as a passenger. This is a tale where everything is true,except the bits that are made up. In 1930s America, the Great Depression made everyone's horizons smaller, and Elsie Lavender found herself back where she began, in the coalfields of West Virginia. She had just one memento of her halcyon days - a baby alligator named Albert. Then one day, her husband's stoical patience snapped and Elsie had to choose between Homer and Albert. She decided that there was only one thing to do: they would carry Albert home to Florida. And so began their odyssey - a journey like no other, where Elsie, Homer and Albert encountered everything from movie stars and revolutionaries to Ernest Hemingway and hurricanes in their struggle to find love, redemption, and a place to call home. From the bestselling author of Rocket Boys-the basis of the movie October Sky-comes a long-awaited prequel. Big Fish meets The Notebook in this novel about a man, a woman, and their alligator.
The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home in a strange world. This vivid new translation-the first by a woman-matches the number of lines in the Greek original, striding at Homer's sprightly pace. Emily Wilson employs elemental, resonant language and an iambic pentameter to produce a translation with an enchanting "rhythm and rumble" that avoids proclaiming its own grandeur. An engrossing tale told in a compelling new voice that allows contemporary readers to luxuriate in Homer's descriptions and similes and to thrill at the tension and excitement of its hero's adventures, Wilson recaptures what is "epic" about this wellspring of world literature.
Secretly we all want to be beautiful. And while we may not aspire to look like a waif-like model, few of us would turn down the genes that make Isabella Rossellini the icon of beauty that she is. Most of us would be happy simply to make the best of ourselves, to look more beautiful without losing the essence of what makes us individually attractive. Fortunately there are a few tricks that can help us achieve this, and this little book has them all. Packed with practical tips, inspirational photography, and fascinating facts, this stylish new edition of Things a Woman Should Know About Beauty can help you discover ways to make yourself more beautiful. Through cosmetics, treatments and a little attention to inside as well as out, you might be the only one to notice more than a subtle difference, but in the words of a woman who knows all there is about looking good..."Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful". (Sophie Loren).
Little Book of Dior is the pocket-sized and beautifully illustrated story of 70 years of opulent fashion. Christian Dior's spectacular rise to the upper echelons of the Parisian fashion world is one of the most compelling stories of twentieth-century fashion. Dior's debut collection in 1947 invented the New Look silhouette and revolutionized the way women dressed, shopped and saw themselves. Recounting Christian Dior's early life, the brand's inception, the triumphs of the couture collections on the catwalk and the red carpet, and the fashion house's evolution under Christian Dior's creative direction successors - Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri - Little Book of Dior is a stylish gift for any lover of fashion.
A new 'ladies' version of the best-selling "A Well-Dressed Gentleman's Pocket Guide", this book is an exhaustive bible to dressing well for all occasions. Whether you are presented by a black-tie dress code or concerned about what underwear to buy, this book will emphatically answer all your sartorial questions. Karen Homer, a fashion journalist for the past 15 years, offers in-depth advice on how to dress, accompanied by interesting facts about how our clothes have evolved over the years. Packed with information, the book is written in a straight-forward style with fashion tips laid out in easy-to-follow bullet points accompanied by illustrations to demonstrate techniques such as tying a scarf or show the difference between fashion details, such as different necklines and collars. Any woman who wants to avoid fashion mistakes and ensure she is impeccably and appropriately dressed for every occasion will adore this book.
Disney's sixth animated feature is a mix of live action and cartoons, in which old favourites Donald Duck and Goofy set off on a South American journey of discovery. Donald has trouble with a stubborn llama, Goofy tries his hand at being a cowboy, and their parrot friend Jose Carioca tours the sites of Rio de Janiero.
Two-movie collection featuring Disney's classic animated version of the fairy tale and the 2015 live action adaptation. In 'Cinderella' (1950), enslaved by her stepmother and two ugly sisters, the beautiful Cinderella (voice of Ilene Woods) seems destined to miss the glittering party at which the Prince (William Phipps) will choose his bride. However, a magical makeover courtesy of her Fairy Godmother (Verna Felton) gets her to the ball on time and Cinderella begins to cast her own spell on the Prince. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, 'Cinderella' (2015), stars Lily James as the eponymous character alongside an all-star cast including Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter. When her widowed father remarries to Lady Tremaine (Blanchett), Ella (James) does her best to be welcoming to her stepmother and her new stepsisters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera). However, after the unexpected death of her father, Ella finds herself being mistreated by Lady Tremaine and her daughters, forced to be a servant and nicknamed 'Cinderella'. One day in the woods she encounters a handsome stranger and believes him to work in the Palace, not realising he is in fact Prince Charming (Madden). Ella's household receives an invitation to a royal ball and Ella hopes she will get the chance to see the young man again. When Lady Tremaine refuses to let her attend the ball, a friendly fairy (Bonham Carter) steps in to lend a helping hand.
No home library is complete without the classics! Iliad & Odyssey brings together the two essential Greek epics from the poet Homer in an elegant, leather-bound, omnibus edition-a keepsake to be read and treasured. The Iliad and The Odyssey are two of the oldest works of western literature--yet these ancient myths still offer powerful lessons for our times. From the fascinating fall of Troy to Odysseus' perilous journey home, from the gods and goddesses to the Sirens and the suitors, the events and characters of these epic tales captivate us, teach us, and inspire us. Their influence can be seen far and wide, from James Joyce's Ulysses to the movie sensation Troy, starring Brad Pitt. Whether you've read Homer's original stories or you've only enjoyed their modern-day descendants, you'll love this Canterbury Classics edition of Iliad & Odyssey. The perfect book to complete any bookshelf, Iliad & Odyssey features an eye-catching leather-bound cover with gold foil stamping, as well as fine ivory paper with gilded edges. You'll be moved by these magical works, and then delight in displaying this beautiful book in your home. A classic keepsake for fans of Greek mythology, as well as all great literature, Iliad & Odyssey is the perfect addition to any library.
Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who traveled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy... So starts Homer's The Odyssey, the classic account of the Greek hero Odysseus and his ten-year journey home, following the glories and horrors of the Trojan War as recounted in The Illiad. In this prose retelling of Homer's epic poem, we follow Homer and his shipmates as they weather one danger after another, from the sorceress Circe to the one-eyed Cyclops, and the six-headed monster Scylla. Replete with classic drawings and colourful illustrations, this beautiful new edition of The Odyssey is just as gripping to read now as when it was first told to rapt Greek audiences 2,500 years ago.
Book 18 of the Iliad is an outstanding example of the range and power of Homeric epic. It describes the reaction of the hero Achilles to the death of his closest friend, and his decision to re-enter the conflict even though it means he will lose his own life. The book also includes the forging of the marvellous shield for the hero by the smith-god Hephaestus: the images on the shield are described by the poet in detail, and this description forms the archetypal ecphrasis, influential on many later writers. In an extensive introduction, R. B. Rutherford discusses the themes, style and legacy of the book. The commentary provides line-by-line guidance for readers at all levels, addressing linguistic detail and larger questions of interpretation. A substantial appendix considers the relation between Iliad 18 and the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, which has been prominent in much recent discussion.
This story is a shortened version of the classic novel. The book recounts the return of Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, from the Trojan War.
The Odyssey reveals a universal order where gods intercede in the destinies of men, heroes are both deceitful and brave and a sea voyage becomes a test of human ingenuity and endurance. Following the fall of Troy, Odysseus sets sail for home. But beset by monsters, Sirens and sorceresses, and at the mercy of the vengeful sea god Poseidon, he takes ten years to complete his journey - even as a raft of suitors tries to woo his wife Penelope.
'Fitzgerald has solved virtually every problem that has plagued translators of Homer.' Atlantic Monthly The Iliad is the story of a few days' fighting in the tenth year of the legendary war between the Greeks and the Trojans, which broke out when Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, abducted the fabulously beautiful Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. After a quarrel between the Greek commander, Agamemnon, and the greatest of the Greek warriors, Achilles, the gods become more closely involved in the action. Their intervention leads to the tragic death of Hector, the Trojan leader, and to the final defeat of the Trojans. But the Iliad is much more than a series of battle scenes. It is a work of extraordinary pathos and profundity that concerns itself with issues as fundamental as the meaning of life and death. Even the heroic ethic itself - with its emphasis on pride, honour, prowess in battle, and submission to the inexorable will of the gods - is not left unquestioned. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
One of the two major ancient Greek epics, Homer's "Odyssey," has been a classic of Western Literature for centuries. This new translation into spare, elegant blank verse is certain to attract the same praise and admiration as Herbert Jordan's translation of Homer's "Iliad."
In keeping with the style of his" Iliad, " Jordan renders the" Odyssey" line-for-line in iambic pentameter, a pleasing five-beat meter as used by Shakespeare and by his contemporary George Chapman, the first great translator of Homer into English verse. Jordan deftly pilots Homer's dactyls and extended metaphors, capturing the essence of the poet's meanings while avoiding an overly literal or colloquial style.
This edition features maps of the Aegean region and Odysseus' travels, explanatory notes, a pronunciation glossary of nouns, and an index of similes. E. Christian Kopff's introduction parses the "Odyssey"'s meaning and intent, and contextualizes the poem within the larger epic tradition.
Readers never tire of the story of Odysseus' return home from the Trojan War. This lively and energetic rendition invites twenty-first-century readers and students of Homer's epic to experience these adventures as if for the first time.
With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London. Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago. This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman's sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. Chapman believed himself inspired by the spirit of Homer himself, and matches the breadth and power of the original with a complex and stunning idiom of his own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet, 'On first looking into Chapman's Homer': 'Much have I travelled in the realms of gold...' This new Wordsworth edition of Chapman's Homer contains accessible annotation, and a detailed introduction that places his masterpiece in the context of his own day, and discusses its influences on later poets.
This prose translation of the The Odyssey is so successful that is
has taken its place as on the few really outstanding version of
Homer's famous epic poem. It is the story of the return of Odysseus
from the siege of Troy to his home in Ithaca, and of the vengeance
he takes on the suitors of his wife Penelope. Odysseus' account of
his adventures since leaving Troy includes his encounter with the
huntress Circe, his visit to the Underworld, and the lure of the
Sirens as he sails between Scylla and Charybdis.
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