In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, capping a meteoric trajectory from a rural South Carolina childhood to professorships at Stanford and Princeton, to public service in Washington's halls of power. There would be no time to celebrate, however -- the burst of the housing bubble in 2007 set off a domino effect that would bring the global financial system to the brink of meltdown. Here, Ben Bernanke pulls back the curtain on the tireless and ultimately successful efforts to prevent a mass economic failure.
Graduated reading of Spanish. Elementary level II (A2) : Diana and her friends are preparing to participate in the carnival party at their institute. In those same days, someone tries to kidnap Diana to get a secret that the girl shares with her godparents and that no one should know at the moment. A story full of adventure and fantasy that takes place in the daily life of a small Castilian town.
Graduated Spanish reading - Elementary level II (A2) : When a marriage breaks up, new prospects for the future are opened and the past is analyzed to discover the causes of failure. It is what happens to the protagonists of this story aboard "The Elevator" that leads them to divorce, and they do not know to what extent their lives will change.
Graduated Spanish reading with CD- Elementary level II (A2) : Manuela, journalist and photographer, has to fulfill the difficult task of interviewing Javier Bardo, the revelation actor of the moment, known for his aversion to granting interviews to the press. Manuela takes some photos of her and this will bring her complications; Furthermore, this interview will change your life… The story takes place in the Catalan city of Sitges, coinciding with the famous Film Festival.
Graded Spanish Reading - Elementary Level I (A1) : A robbery, an accident and a victim who cannot remember. The police believe that he is the thief, but a nurse is going to help him out of his amnesia. These are the key elements in this suspense story, written exclusively in the present indicative, and in which the student can find interesting facts about language and culture.
Graduated Spanish Reading - Elementary Level I (A1) : Time passes quickly between the beach, sports and the usual bar. A group of friends feel inseparable but a summer arrives that puts their friendship to the test. All this within the framework of a police story, a love story, and a story about sacrifice and human relationships.
Lourdes is studying 4th year of ESO in a Secondary Education institute in Toledo, where an Exhibition of Rare and Curious Books is organized, spread over different locations in the city. She decides to participate in the exhibition located in her institute with a book from her grandmother, who told her that it was a very special copy. From that moment, quite strange events begin to happen that alter the life of his educational center.
Graduated reading of Spanish - Upper level I (C1) : This book deals with the traces that the civil war left in Spain. The protagonist, the son of some exiles, must return to the country of his parents to try? The Encounter? with a figure from the past. The colloquial language, recent history and mystery will interest the advanced student, who will walk with the protagonist through the beautiful streets of Seville.
Intermediate. Germán, a young student from Salamanca, meets the girl of his dreams and then loses her on the same night when she is kidnapped. With the help of his best friend and a police officer with a passion for strange cases, Germán scours the mysterious city of Salamanca in search of the girl he loves.
Graded Spanish Reading - Intermediate Level II (B1) : A return in time, to the territories of memory, an intimate story about childhood and the world of children, is it what is found in or memories of September? We will attend events that take on enormous importance in the eyes of a girl.
Graded Spanish reading - Intermediate level II (B2) : A son in search of his father's memory. A mother who refuses to tell him, but who ends up revealing what until then had been a family secret for the young man. A current vision of a difficult time, but at the same time fascinating, for Spain: Franco's death and the first years of the Transition.
Graded Spanish Reading with CD - Upper Level II (C2) : Writing can be more than a way of making a living, it can also be a way of solving some vital problems that seem to have entered a dead end ; but what happens if inspiration disappears ... Reality and fiction intermingle in this story in which the reader is forced to imagine beyond what is happening, what really could have happened or could happen ...
Intermediate. Héctor arrives in Barcelona with plans to work on his doctoral thesis, but gets caught up in a mysterious plot involving the work of the architect Antoni Gaudí. A frenetic journey around Gaudí's Barcelona ensues, as Héctor uncovers the secret to why La Sagrada Familia remains unfinished a century after the architect's death.
Intermediate. After the death of his father, Rúben Ramírez de la Mesta inherits a detective agency. The agency is hired to uncover the mysteries of the Palacio de Linares in Madrid, where something is going bump in the night.
Graduated Spanish Reading - Higher Level I (C1) : On any given morning, in any given city, an individual convinced of his or her exceptional nature begins his journey. Nothing special, small inconveniences that will be overcome without much effort seem, however, to presage a somewhat busy day. Some adverse circumstances, coupled with an exaggerated dose of tranquilizers, a stinky growth of hair and a sick sense of superiority turn a day that was sensed hard into a real nightmare of unforeseeable consequences for the protagonist of the story.
Julio has a passion, Brazilian music. He dedicates his weekly radio show to that passion while living in Spain, until one day his boss fires him. According to his boss, he needs to know Brazil to understand that music that he is passionate about and for this reason he recommends that he take advantage of the check he is going to receive for his dismissal to travel to the country of samba and Carnival. He does so, but on the plane that takes him to his destination he will meet a young woman who will completely change his plans.
In 1902 England, Clarry and Peter struggle with the challenges of living with an indifferent father, but the summers they spend in Cornwall with their grandparents and cousin Rupert provide much needed comfort, and in the years that follow Clarry looks back on those leisurely days to help her cope with the trying times of World War I and its aftermath.
For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and maths people we love! This disc is all about mechanics and engineering.
For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and this one features Maths Gear's very own Steve Mould. This disc is all about shapes, proof and waves.
For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and maths people we love! This disc is all about games, magic and algebra.
For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and maths people we love! This disc is all about patterns and combinations.
For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and this one features Maths Gear's very own Matt Parker. This disc is all about probability, statistics and fractals.
For the first time ever, in response to huge demand, the latest shows from Maths Inspiration have been filmed for release on DVD. All these DVDs feature friends of Maths Gear and maths people we love! This disc is all about architecture, space science and triangles.