Understand Greek Civilization
This introduction to ancient Greece focuses on key people, places and events in its cultural development from the Bronze Age world of the Mycenaeans, through the classical age of fifth-century Athens and Alexander the Great's conquests, to the Byzantine era which lasted until 1453. Purkis discusses excerpts from a range of ancient texts and identifies notable features of sites that can be visited today, such as the theatre at Epidaurus and the Athenian Acropolis.
Teach Yourself books have been used and trusted by language learners for over 70 years and now their new interactive 'Discovery Method' means rules are absorbed faster and are easier to remember. Comprising a 416-page book and two CDs, this beginner to intermediate course enables you to master the four key skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking French. References in the book to interactive elements may no longer be valid. Boxed set.
How to Stop Smoking
30 Solutions to Suit You
Aimed at anyone who has made the decision to stop smoking, this practical guide offers advice on overcoming those obstacles that make the habit so notoriously difficult to break. Hypnotherapist and life coach Matthew Aldrich provides realistic solutions tailored to different personalities and types of smoker. There is motivational support for the tough days, and inspiration for staying focused on becoming – and remaining – a non-smoker.
How to Reach Enlightenment
This inspirational guide contains practical advice to help you unlock your spirituality. Its chapters offer strategies for learning how to live a conscious life enriched by enlightenment; find quiet and balance; serve others with compassion; and step into your authenticity. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Get Started in Playing Piano
Begin Playing Straight Away
In an accessible guide aimed at adult beginners, Shepheard teaches the basic skills necessary for all styles of piano playing, with practical advice, exercises and explanations of music theory. She also helps the budding performer to find a good instrument, to structure practice times well, to develop sight-reading skills and to capture the mood of different kinds of music. Includes an audio CD with illustrative examples.
Understand Chinese Mythology
This Teach Yourself guide is the ideal introduction to Chinese myth, covering little-known symbolic stories as well as the familiar dragons and astrology that are well embedded in popular culture. The author begins by explaining the background to Chinese culture and mythology, then goes on to explore the myths, retelling them in modern English and teasing out their meanings and cultural significance.